Friday, September 30, 2011

Gift Card Challenge

This months challenge is to create this cute little gift card holder. I did mine theme around Christmas since that is when I will need them the most. I made an extra one for my stash.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Woodgrain Holiday

Super easy Christmas card, trying to stock pile my stash.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Comfy Chair

Love this image, makes me play with applying texture to the copic colors. I used a washcloth with some copic blender solutions. LOVE IT.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Tuesday Challenge

Extra image redesigned, clean and simple. Use this simple sketch to make a card of your own. Leave a comment and I will check out your creation.

Sunday, September 18, 2011


I love simple sketches, I have done this one many times before but it is one of my favorites. Plus, this set is my new favorite stamp set. I just LOVE fall, all time favorite season and can not get enough of the weather. I can not wait to pull out the sweaters, and start to shop for a new coat.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Christmas anyone?

So this is really early, I know. But if you think about it there is only 12 weeks till you should be mailing your Christmas cards. So I am going to start getting ready. I have done years when I send out the same card to everyone on my list. Well, this year I am trying to have a different card for each person. So here is the first design, hopefully I can get more winter mojo.

I would love to see your Christmas creations. Be sure to leave a comment and I will check it out.

Happy Creating

Thursday, September 15, 2011

a/s Spotlight September 15th

Check out this months Amuse Studio's Spotlight, these are special priced stamps. Plus, they give you cute ideas for using these stamps.

Inlaid Embossing

Here is my inlaid embossing card I did for my challenge group. I really wanted it to be bright. I am going to try this technique again it was super easy and I like the results.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Happy B-day

Simple little B-day card, wrapped up with the sky stitches ribbon. I love the brown and blue together, one of the many color combinations that I love.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Tuesday Challenge - Polka dots

Fall is almost here, and so I felt inspired to create another fall card. Plus, I needed to incorporate the Tuesday challenge. Well, this week I want to see Polka dots. So, leave your comments and I will check out all your polka dot creations.

Happy Stamping!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Autumn in the Air

Autumn has been in the air this past week. So this weekend I got a chance to play. I hope that you can see the details I stamped, the blackberry is very dark and rich. I loved how the leaves looked after stamping them tone on tone. I love this color cardstock and think I will be getting much more of it. smile

Friday, September 9, 2011

Just a note - Happy Friday

I really like this birdcage in this set, and the bird was easy to get lined up can you believe it.

I love the gingham cardstock I think I will need to order every color to make sure I do not run out.


Thursday, September 8, 2011

One of a Kind

I love this sentiment, and I have a ton of ideas to use it why but for now you get my bubblegum machine. I hope you like this sample. I used the oval nesties.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Coffee Bean?

Most people either love coffee or hate it. Well, my husband is starting to love it and I am on the hate side of things. I really love the smell of it brewing, but that is the only thing I love. There is not enough creamer or sugar or flavoring in the world to get me to accept it.

Now, I know a lot of people could not survive with out it. Well, you can have my share and here is a card just for you.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Tuesday Template Revamping

I know that some of you were looking for a template Tuesday. Sorry, I have done a lot of thinking about this little weekly challenge. And I decided it could use a little change. Some weeks would be a template, or a color challenge, or a technique or maybe an element. Does this sound like fun?

Well, first off I will be renaming this Tuesday Challenge. Then if you would like to search them you could.

This first challenge I decided to use Orange as my focus. At the last moment I decided to apply the sentiment in black, I was afraid it would not show any other way.

I know my friend Vickie will be cringing since she dislikes Orange so much. I am sure she would rock this design in Purple which is her favorite color.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Sheltering Tree

I love this sentiment and that I am able to play with my stamps. I paper pieced and popped the top of this tree. Love the richness of the french roast c/s.


I received these really cool embellishments from my new upline's upline. I used to use the term Grandma Angel but I think I am older then Chelsea so I have to come up with a new term for my upline's upline......Any suggestions?

Anyway, I used the great die cut clouds and one of the buttons she sent me. I really enjoyed playing with the new product. I used the paper piecing technique on the kite.

Sunday, September 4, 2011


Here is a quickie card using the Rock-n-Roll technique. I love the colors that are in the summer collection. I might ended up with them all on my next order. (shhh! don't tell hubby)

I used the Bubblegum, Orange and Papaya Pigment Ink pads from A*muse. I have to say that I was worried that I would not like these inks but I am loving the vibrant colors.

The satin ribbon is gorgeous too, you get 10 ....YES... TEN YARDS! I just want to wrap myself in it. smile

Hope you getting time to create this wonderful Labor day weekend.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Prayers for a friend

I have a wonderful friend that is having surgery on Tuesday. I sat down today and made this card for her. I use the Beautiful Botanicals stamp from A*muse. I also decided to use the chalk popping technique. I love the softness of this technique. I hope she does too!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

My kit arrived!!!!

So wanted to share with you my haul for the A*muse consultant kit. Can you believe this? I am lovin it. I spent most of the evening in my craft (just ask not so happy hubby) rearranging and making room. Some hard decision had to be made with what had to go.

I finally feel like I have the room to bring so new stamp in. Yippee! Now for my wishlist. LOL! We let's call it supplies for upcoming workshops. :o)

Check out these amazing blocks, soooo lovin' it. Although now I have a large stack of acrylic blocks that I do not think I will ever use.

And of course I could not get all these goodies with out sharing at least one creation. Well, truth be told I only had time for one.