Saturday, September 29, 2012

Believe The Best

 Happy weekend friends, I want to share the nice sale going on in my Etsy Boutique, 20% off your entire purchase...use the code FALL20 at check out.  I have created  this card so I could play along with a few fun challenges....I confess; I am a challenge  Nothing gets my creative juices flowing more than a good challenge.  I am stuck on the taller cards, but I adore the sketch from Retro Sketches, just made mine taller *grin*.  The butterfly stamp and the "believe" sentiment are from Teresa Collins, Tell Your Story collection.  The background paper is also from the same paper pack.  I have used washi tape, a ticket, lace, stitching, bling, and bakers twine.  I hope your evening is great... believe the best and enjoy!

Friday MashUP:  bakers twin/#78
Retro Sketches:  sketch/#31
Ribbon Reel:  chevrons/#37 

Frilly & Funkie Staurday Step x Step:Snowflake Rosette Tag

Good morning F&F friends  I am sharing today's step x step.  I have made a tag, you know Linda is challenging us to the 12 Tags of Christmas, I hope you can join us here.  I was inspired by the snowflakes.  I wanted to make snowflake rosettes  very cute I think!  

I have cut out the rosettes using the Tim Holtz Mini Rosettes Die.  I luv placing all of my elements on my work table; this is the designing process and most of us luv it! 

I have folded all of the rosettes and glued the circle pieces to the rosettes.  I cut the snowflakes from a heavy duty watercolor paper, I luv he texture of this paper. 

I am adding the Tim Holtz glitter here....did I tell ya how much I luv this glitter..... A LOT!

Here is my tag, after I have used the Tim Holtz distressed stain.

I stamped the tree image, luv these trees!  Added the piece of burlap and stitched it place.  Preparing to place the rosettes and add the ribbon and burlap bow.    

A perfect Christmas tag, especially for the men in your life.  Not super fancy, but yet very homey and handmade.  I have used the Verve sentiment from the Glad Tidings set.   Be sure to stop by The Funkie Junkie Boutique and check out the new arrivals and must have tools, stamps, ink, and embellies!

Waltzingmouse Sketch/WMSC117 Christmas Wishes

Good morning peeps, I am sharing my creation for today Waltzingmouse Sketch, I have made a Christmas tag.  I adore the Waltzingmouse Christmas stamps...all of them, sure joy!  I have used the set called Seasonal Remedies, I luv this set.  There are endless possibilities for all of your packing needs this Christmas. I have used some warm colors for my tag, added a tiny bit of lace, burlap, and the gemstones.  A sweet tag for any Christmas package.  I can't wait to see what you create...have fun!  Hope you have a super fabulous weekend...enjoy!

52 Card PickUP: anything goes/WK39
Waltzingmouse:  sketch/WMSC117

Friday, September 28, 2012

Ronald McDonald House Charity Hop with Great Impressions Stamps

Welcome to the Ronald McDonald House Charity Hop sponsored by Great Impressions Stamps!  You should have arrived here from Mary's blog  If not, you will want to start at the Great Impressions Stamps Blog  or check where you are on the list below.  We don't want you to miss a thing!  Remember, stamping prizes are secretly hiding in several of the blogs, so be sure to leave everyone a little comment love!  Winners will be announced on the Great Impressions Stamps blog on Tuesday, October 2nd.
For my card today, I have used the gorgeous stamp set from Great Impressions called Blossoming Heart #G401 and paired it with the beautiful sentiment called Delight.  I have only colored the hearts in red on the stamped heart image, this image is adorable!  You know I had to play along with a couple of challenges; The Shabby Tea Room and Unscripted Sketches.


Your next stop on the hop is Mia, don't forget to leave some luv along the way!  Thanks for hopping by today to support The Ronald McDonald House.  

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Glitz Design

Hello peeps, I am sharing cards that are a little more CAS for me than normal, although I adore CAS it is not something I feel like I do well.  I want to keep adding more*grin*...that is where my Glitz goodies come in handy. 

I can as much as I want with all of the sweet Glitz additions, I added the epoxy words to the banner, totally luv the look!  A gorgeous vintage rhinestone to the corrugated cardboard heart and the rolled zipper flower make my card today a shabby vintage CAS Glitz goodness!

Supplies Used:
Glitz Design Paper: Pretty In Pink
Glitz Design Paper Layers:  Pretty In Pink
Glitz Design Epoxy Words:  Pretty In Pink

My second card is also CAS, the card stock sticker is beautiful and really shines on it's own.  I added a stamped sentiment, just stunning!

Vintage lace and a seam binding ribbon bow finished off with a giant rhinestone brings this card all together.  I luv my Glitz goodies and I hope you do too, it makes card making so easy and so gorgeous!  i hope your day is awesome!  Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you are inspired to pull out your Glitz and create!  

Have a wonderful day, be sure to sprinkle it with a little Glitz!

Supplies Used:
Glitz Design Paper: French Kiss
Glitz Design Card Stock Stickers:  French Kiss Journaling
Glitz Design Giant Rhinestones:  French Kiss 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas/Tag 1

I am soooo thrilled about this post...Linda from The Funkie Junkie Boutique challenges us to the 12 tags of Christmas.  I luv making tags and we have twelve weeks to get them completed and yes that means it is only twelve weeks before Christmas!  No panicking have plenty of time to prepare!  I adore Linda's first tag and for some reason wanted to make mine with red...the heart was screaming red to me.  I used one of the fabulous tin hearts from Linda's boutique...I adore these!  Of course I had to add a sweet rhinestone to my heart.  The wings are from the Sizzix TH Heart and Wings die.  I have painted the tag with Crackled Distressed paint, stamped a few background images, added the sentiment and berries.  I am somewhat happy with how it turned  Be sure to check back Saturday, I will be sharing my Step x Step using more awesome products from The Funkie Junkie Boutique. My sentiment is from the Verve set Glad Tidings and I loosely used the Sketchbook Saturday sketch for my tag.  Hope you have a wonderful day...enjoy!
Funkie Junkie 12 tags of Christmas:  Tag 1...inspired by the heart
Simon Says Stamp: sparkle...glitter, shimmering berries, and rhinestone...swooooon
Sketchbook Saturday:  sketch...loosely*grin*

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


Hi peeps, I am sharing a card I made for the Teresa Collins Featured Fan Friday.....I adore all things Teresa Collins!  I have used the Vintage Find papers, Vintage Finds stamp set, and Tell Your Story stamp set.  I have used Teresa Collins pearls....these are divine!  My favorite embellies; stitching, distressing, a bit of lace peeking through and glitter are all added.  I luv putting together a shabby vintage creation, so much sweet goodness packed into makes me swoon....*grin*  Make time to create this week, it makes my heart happy.  I hope you have a super fun week...enjoy!

Simon Says Stamp:  sparkle...glitter
Teresa Collins Featured Fan Friday:  anything Teresa Collins
Word Art Wednesday:  friends....gratitude

Monday, September 24, 2012

Mojo Monday/MOJO260 Never Give Up

Good morning friends, it is Monday...we luv Monday's at the Mojo Monday Blog...we hope that you do too!  This week is especially fun because it is circle or square week, I adore the sweet circle cads...they are just the perfect little sumin sumin for that special person in your life.  I have used the amazing colors from The Color Throwdown.  I used the big tickets of Tim Holtz, these are awesome, they are big enough by there self for a sentiment.  The Verve stamp set and die are from the new release; the stamp is set is Borderline...a great all around set.  There are three sweet dies that go with this set, you can see them here. Hope you have a fabulous Monday, I cannot wait to see what you do with this weeks sketch...enjoy!

The Color Throwdown:  colors/CTD210
Mojo Monday: sketch/MOJO260

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Waltzingmouse Sketch/WMSC116 Birthday Wishes

 Good morning and welcome to the weekend, well folks the day has finally come when I can no longer use the old profile on blogger....boohoo.  I prefer the old profile, but the change has come and I must Today's Waltzingmosue Sketch was soooo fun.  I have used the Waltzingmouse set Florentine Frippery and the sentiment is from Eat Cake.  I have made my card super simple today, adding stitching, lace, and the little ribbon tab.  I adore this stamp, pick yours up today!  Be sure to stop by and check out the other gals creations, these ladies rocked this weeks sketch!  Have a fabulous weekend...enjoy!

52 card PickUP:  anything goes
Waltzingmouse Sketch:  WMSC116

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Freckled Fawn Winner

I am thrilled to let you know that Judy Tuck from My Creation Station is the winner of the Freckled Fawn gift certificate.  Please contact me by using the kontacor button to the left.  Thanks so much for those who stopped by and commented.  Don't forget to shop Freckled Fawn for all of your Washi Tape needs!

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Frilly & Funkie Challenge/Fall Colors

Good morning, I am sharing my card creation for this weeks Frilly & Funkie Challenge, to use those gorgeous colors of fall; browns, oranges, rust, burgundy, olives, and mustards.  Have I ever told ya, fall is my favorite season? teehehehe  If you visit often you probably already know that, it is the season that makes me come alive!  I am some what dragging this season, because I have been working so much OT....I surely need a break.  I have used a sweet pre printed card and added two of my favorite colors, green and orange!  I added the gorgeous lace that only the Funkie Junkie can bring, I luv this lace.  No sentiemtn on thiso ne, something I rarely do, as a matter of fact I think I will go add  Some bakers twine and a button complete my card.  Hope you have a fabulous day...enjoy!

Frilly & Funkie Challenge:  fall colors
Sketchbook Saturday:  sketch

Monday, September 17, 2012

Mojo Monday/MOJO259 Thinking of You

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Good morning, it is Mojo Monday and this weeks sketch is awesome!  I had such a blast with my card this week, I am smitten over the gorgeous rhinestone!  My good friend and fellow mojo maker Wanda gave me the rhinestone in my birthday goodie bag...thanks a bunch Wanda!  I have used the gorgeous papers from Teresa Collins, added burlap, a doily, and of course distressing!  I have played along with the gals at CR84FN, these colors are awesome together.  I hope you have a wonderful week....enjoy! 

CR84FN:  colors/CR84FN63
Mojo Monday: sketch/MOJO259

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Glitz Step x Step Christmas Tag

Welcome to the weekend friends!  I know it is only nearing the end of September, but it is not to early to think about Christmas!

I have started with a traditional shape for my tag using the French Kiss striped designer paper.  The stripes remind me of Christmas.  There is nothing like burlap at Christmas too, it reminds me of the days gone by when packages where wrapped in kraft paper and tied with burlap twine...luv! 

I cut out the star base using Joyeux Noel polka dotted paper another favorite of mine all the time, not just Christmas!  I have stained the edges to make it a little more bolder.  During the sponging a small piece of my star came off, it gives it the shabby look I luv..*grin*

I sponged also around the tag shape to also give it a more bold look.  It is amazing how adding a little ink to the edges of your element makes it pop!

I like to lay my elements out on my work table and position and reposition, this is such a fun part of the creating process!   

Here I have added the gorgeous Giant Rhinestones to the center of my stars; nothing like burlap and bling...totally luv!  I have placed the sentiment tag on my table looking for the perfect placement...teehehe.

Here is the finished tag, I added a tiny clip, the seam binding ribbon and burlap string.  All I need now is the perfect Christmas gift.  There you have it a step x step Christmas tag, go ahead and make one today, it's really not to early!

Supplies Used:
Glitz Design Paper: French Kiss
Glitz Design Paper:  Joyeux Noel
Glitz Giant Rhinestone: Aqua, Clear, Red

Have a wonderful day, be sure to sprinkle it with a little glitz!

Waltzingmouse Sketch/WMSC115 I Will Always Love You

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Good morning peeps, it is time for the Waltzingmosue sketch challenge, this sketch was so fun this week.  I used the inspiration photo/colors for my card.  I adore the sweet glittery heart, the Waltzingmouse heart image is stamped on there and then I covered it with the glitter.  The Waltzingmouse set is Florentine Flippery, a sweet set; I used the sentiment set Compact Sentiments.  I sprayed a bit of Mr. Huey's on the black circles, tied a seam binding bow, and added a sweet black button.  I hope you have a wonderful  weekend....enjoy!  

Ribbon Reel: inspiration photo, colors/#36

Friday, September 14, 2012

Viva la Verve September Week 3

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Hi, and welcome to the weekend, I am hostessing this weeks Viva la Verve.  I was in a square mood and created a square sketch for you to work with this week. I have used the inspiration photo from Stampin Royalty, I adore the newsprint banner...soooo cute!  I have used the Verve Pennant Die, this is a must have; and I used the Verve set Doodled Occasions.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend...enjoy!   

Stampin Royalty:  inspiration photo
Viva la Verve:  sketch

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Glitz Design

Good morning friends, I am sharing a couple of cards I put together using some of my favorite Glitz products.  I adore the paper, the card stock stickers, and the giant rhinestones....I cannot get enough of them!

I put this card together fairly quickly, using the card stock sticker and popping it up on pop dots to give depth.  I added another favorite of mine vintage lace and seam binding ribbon, so sweet.  I added the tenny alpha to make the little banner spelling out the word "smile"...such cuteness.  

Supplies Used:
Glitz Design Paper: Happy Trials 
Glitz Card Stock Stickers: French Kiss Titles
Glitz Design Giant Rhinestones:  French Kiss
Glitz Design Tenny Alphas:  Charcoal

For my second card, it is a swet romantic cad or anniversary card.  I used the awesome Glitzers for the main panel.  I adhere them to a layered scalloped circle an then added another layer using a card stock whatnot.

I spritzed the doily with ink, added stitching, a rounded corner, and a couple of pieces of washi tape.  a lot more tiny details in this card, you know I am all about the details.  I hope you where inspired today by my creations, thanks so much for stopping by.

Have a wonderful day, be sure to sprinkle it with a little Glitz!

Supplies Used:
Glitz Design Paper:  French Kiss
Glitz Design Whatnot:  Pretty In Pink
Glitz Design Epoxy Words:  French Kiss
Glitz Design Glitzers:  French Kiss
Glitz Design Giant Rhinestones:   French Kiss

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Verve Diva Dare and Giveaway

Good morning Verve fans, I am sooooo excited about my post today; for two reasons, it's the Verve Diva Dare and I am having a giveaway.  Be sure to read all about that further down in this post.  This months Verve Diva Dare is the coooolest!  Julee had a great idea for the theme...Fanspiration!   This month, we "dare" you to show us your new creations inspired by projects made by Verve fans!  Any little project made by someone other than yourself or one of our design team members works!  I am so amazed at the Verve fans creations and had a very hard time deciding.  My heart skipped a beat when I saw this card of  Colleen's .   I adore the heart with all the flowers, so sweeeet.  I decided to use torn washi tape for my heart.  I tore pieces of the washi tap and then placed them on a piece of white card stock and cut our with a heart shape.  I used the adorable Verve sets Lean on Me and Treasured Words .  I had such fun with the challenge, I hope you do too and I cannot wait to see what you create!  I used the Deconstructed Sketch #68 for my card. 


I am extremely honored to be given away a $15 gift card from the Freckled Fawn...Freckled Fawn is an online shop filled with hundreds of washi tapes and deco tapes.  Careful, they are a sticky addiction!  All you need to do is leave a comment and I will use to pick a winner.  It's gets better Freckled Fawn is offering free shipping to Paperie Bloom reads, simply use the code "PaperieBlooms".  The code must be entered at checkout.  The promo will expire on Tuesday, September 18 at 5:00 PM EST.  I will announce the winners to the gift certificate on Wednesday September 19, 2012.