Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Personalized Notebook

These notebooks are so much fun to play with. I tried personalizing one for a neighbor girl. I don't have girls, so this was too much fun to work on. I was only going to put the ribbons at the top but soon realized they had to go all the way down. The name goes from the bottom of the notebook to the top. This is for a neighbor girl who comes over once in a while to play with my youngest. I'll be glad when he's over the whole "girls aren't cool" to play with thing.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Altered Notebooks

I found these notebooks in Michaels $1 bins and thought I'd try to alter them. It's really easy once you mess the first one up and figure out a few tricks to cover the entire thing. The notebook lying down is the "before". I tried a matching bookmark too.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Vintage Quilt

I found these great old, vintage looking papers by KC Company and thought they would look good with Papertreys Quilted Sampler. I watercolored the quilt blocks, then went over it with a wash of Creamy Caramel to muddy the colors together and give it a worn look to coordinate with the worn look of the paper. I Cuttlebugged the background in Vanilla and topped it off with Papertreys Spring Moss ribbon!

Sweet As Can Be

Just a quick card today. I found some great notebooks at Michaels that I'd like to alter, but I had this card started, so I finished it really quick so I could clean up and make another mess. I used C.C Designs Sweet Treats. I wanted to use some crystal effects on the ice cream but the tip is clogged AGAIN!! I even stored it upside down like some people said to do. I used the same paper as I did on the cupcake card below, and what's a card without a Cuttlebugged background!! I can't forget the yummy ribbon from Stampin' Up! I wish they had it in every color!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


Okay...no new post from me today, I'm too depressed from not winning Danas' quilt!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Surfs Up

I'm such a copy cat. This card is totally copied from Amy Rysavy. Well, not totally but the idea of the surfer coming out of the background. Sorry for the crooked picture. She has some mad Copic skills! My Copic collection so far consisits of 4 markers, so I had to watercolor my puppy. He looks like he has a wicked tan though doesn't he? I might use these as my sons bday invites.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Inspiration Card

One of my stamping idols is Michelle Wooderson. My card layout was inspired by this one that she did. The colors I chose were inspired by this beatuiful quilt!!

Quilted 2

Not your traditional quilt colors, but I like them together. I paper pieced the quilt blocks this time with Stampin' Up!s Wintergreen designer paper, and Soft Sky. I think the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots is one the best purchases I've ever made!

Christmas Quilt

This is the first card I made using my Quilters Sampler from Papertrey. As soon as I saw it I knew I had to somehow use my Star Santa set from Stampin' Up!. Star Santa was one of the first stamp sets I ever bought and I still love it just as much. It has that homespun look that I thought would look good with a quilt card. I watercolored the blocks and crumpled the red paper to give it a softer look.
Thanks for looking. I have yet to master the art of a really good clear picture!

New Toys

I got my goodies from Papertrey and my order from All That Scraps!!! I just love those C.C Designs stamps! I wish I had taken a picture of the Papertrey stamps before I put them all together, the packaging was just beautiful. It was like getting a present! I got some cute "beachy" paper too to use with the Summertime Fun set! I love this card that Amy Rysavy made! Her samples made me want this set!!
I'm rushing around trying to get housework done so I can actually sit for more than a minute and play with them today. Wish me luck!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Been awhile....

I just had to post this. Mayas Hobbyblogg is giving away some delicious blog candy! Take at look at her wonderful blog and those adorable images she's giving away!

Friday, July 18, 2008

What the.....

No new card from me yet, to busy cleaning up this mess!
What happens when the cold water from a sprinkler hits a hot glass table in 90 degree weather?......

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

"Classic" Birthday

I needed some male birthday cards for another swap I'm doing. I soon realized that I don't really have anything to use for a mans card except the Classic Convertible or a tree. :(
I didn't want to color the car so I stamped it in Navy. I also used the Cuttlebug for a little detail on the Buckaroo Blue,(Yes, I have other cuttlebug folders).There were originally only three holes in the corner for some brads, but I kind of liked the look of the holes, so I left them empty. I still need some kind of embellishment for the swap so the rest of the cards will probably have the brads on them. And check it out....a different layout!
Thanks for looking.

I LOVE These Colors!!

Dana at Old Red Barn Co. is giving away this GORGEOUS quilt!! How she can part with it, I have no idea! All I know is I WANT IT!!! These are some of the prettiest fabrics! See my sidebar for a chance to win! Good Luck!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Hey Cupcake

This card was inpspired by the yummy paper by 3 Bugs in a Rug, that I got in anticipation of my CC Designs Sweet Treats. I couldn't wait any longer and had to use it. It reminds me a little of neopolitan ice cream so I went with some chocolatey ribbon! I promise I'll use a different layout next time, this one is just so EASY.:)

Monday, July 14, 2008

Added a Little More

The more I looked at the clown card, the more I thought it could use something else. So I added a few more details.

More Mass Production

I just had to make some girly clown cards to go with the other ones. Again, I got 12 cards out of 2 sheets of 12X12 scrapbook paper. I'd really like to find some brightly colored Primas to put on these, they seem to missing something since I used a smaller clown, and it doesn't take up as much space on the card. Plus, they're for a girl and what girl doesn't like a little bling! The Happy Birthday stamp is stamped inside. I liked the look of the wide grosgrain ribbon on the other cards but I don't have any to match these so now I have to get it all I used two thinner colors to make it look as thick as the wider ribbon. I may have to try a craft show if I can keep making 12 cards in a day!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Clownin' Around

Two posts in one day! And I got the laundry done!
Scrapbook paper is my new favorite must have. The two I used in this card are from my local scrapbook store Pages in Time. I Wish I could remember which company. I'll have to look before I use it all up next time.

I actually needed two birthday cards this weekend and decided to just mass produce until my scrapbook paper ran out, because I never have extra cards on hand and this would be a great way to use what I have and not just throw the scraps in a pile to be forgotten about. The two 12X12 sheets made me 12 cards!!!


I absolutly LOVE the colors on this! Used the cuttlebug again, and I can't get enough of the big flowers. I just wish I could get a really clear picture, the colors are much brighter in person.

Card Candy Close Ups

Just took some pictures closer up to show some of the detail of the Halloween card candy. These are really fun to make. I plan on doing lots more!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

My 1st swaps

I decided to join my first swap on Splitcoast the other day. After looking around at all the choices I ended up joining FOUR!!! Even though they aren't due until Sept/ Oct. I got busy aand started on Autumn/Halloween card candy and the 3X3 Halloween cards, which was inspired by the tag I did.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Explosion Card

I found this explosion card on Jennys blog Stamping Moments, and just had to try one. I love the colors in the Ginger Blossom Designer Paper! I cut a flower out of the paper and used my Spring Flower Bouquet punch for the other two.

Thursday, July 3, 2008


I LOVE the Bellas!! I don't have nearly as many as I'd like though. I don't even have this one, it's from an image swap I did a while ago and I'm just getting around to using it. And once again, I had to use my Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder!

Color Inspiration

Kristina Werners color inspiration challenge. I decided to start giving these a whirl and actually using some of my stamping stuff instead of just hoarding everything.
This is the picture Kristina posted on her blog to give us inspiration for a card.

This is the card I made with the above picture in mind.
The flowers are embossed in white and the twill tape is just stamped with Ruby Red.

Thanks for looking!

First Post on My New Stamping Blog

Welcome to my new stamping blog.
I decided to keep the family blog separate from my stamping stuff so I set up another blog for my little addictions

This card was inspired by the 4th of July. This is a VERY old set from Stampin' Up! but I love it. It just screams summer to me. I stamped the Brilliant Blue before running it through my cuttlebug.

Shows the dimenssion.