Lovey Dovey Birdies

Good evening! We just got home from my brother's engagement party which was today.  I thought I'd share another card I made for them, featuring some brand new SU! products.  I used the stamp set "Great Friend" along with the matching dsp "Walk in the Park" and the new rub-ons.  Whew, what a list!  I stamped the butterfly from the set 3 times, and then cut each out and layered them on top of a piece of baja breeze, stamped with the frame and the leaves.  The love sentiment and birds are from the rub-on sheet.  I machine stitched around the bottom layer.  This card also follows the Mojo Monday #78 sketch from last week (I've become a little bit behind on these!).  

That's all for this evening, I will share the adorable favors we made for the party sometime this week. Thanks for stopping by!


Some Love and Happiness

We've been planning for the past 2 months for my brother's engagement party, which is finally tomorrow! I made this card this morning for him and his fiance to go along with my gift.  I bought them these adorable plates and bowls from Pottery Barn with a fruit pattern (shhh...I bought them for myself too!).  

This card follows Taylor's Cupcake Challenge for this week (TECC61).  I featured this adorable Bittybloom by Stamping Bella, who was colored and paper pieced.  I used my new Nesties that I just received in the mail yesterday to cut her out.  The dp is by Stampin Up! called "Sweet Always".  The sentiment is also SU!.  I used a new EK Success border punch for the scallopy scallop border.

Thanks for stopping by! I am off to make one more card for tomorrow for my Mom to give.


Mr. Bunny

Hello out there! I know it's been awhile, but unfortunately sometimes life gets in the way of stamping! I made this card for the TECC60 challenge on Taylor's blog.  I received my new spring mini catalog pre-order, and this adorable bunny was one of the stamps I ordered.  He is from the set "An Egg-cellent Easter".  The bunny was colored with Copics, and cut out with nesties.  I added some machine stitching around the bottom layer.  The dsp is an oldie from SU! called "Sarah".  My sentiment was stamped and then punched out with the word window punch, I used some linen thread to attach it to the ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Hello Princess!

Hello again! Squeezing in a quick post in between Dancing commercials!  I made this card using "Good Night Ellie" which is an adorable set!  I used SU! dp available during sell-abration right now.  For Ellie, I paper pieced her pajamas, and then masked her to stamp the stars from this set behind her.  I stamped and cut out the moon, and then used pop dots to adhere it.  I used the Sizzix top note die cut behind Ellie, and a piece of Sahara Sand that I ran through my Cuttlebug embossing folder.  On the main panel, I added a sentiment and then a bauble on top.

I'll be sending this card off to my little cousin, a true princess at heart!  Thanks for stopping by tonight!


Hello!  I got my order from MFT and CCDesigns in the mail today.  Since the CCDesigns still have to be cut to be put together, I grabbed the MFT to play with tonight.  This set is called "Tea for Two" and although it wasn't a new release this month, it's a new set for me.  I just love this little bunny sticking his head out of the cup!  I also used the MFT designer paper from the Spring Paper Pack.  Love these papers, and they are the perfect size for cards!  

I followed the Mojo Monday #77 sketch for my card today.  The scallop circle is a Sizzix die cut, and I cut the circles from my CM cutting system (STILL waiting for my Circle Scissors Plus!!).  The bunnies were colored with Copics, and on the circles I added some glitter with a Copic Spica pen.  I made a banner flag for my sentiment.  The little baubles are green in real life, and I picked a whole container of these up at a wholesale florist store a few weeks ago.  I think that's about all!

Off to create something else before the premiere of Dancing with the Stars!


Another Sunny Card

I made this card using the "We R Memory Keepers" Nonsense paper again, along with Daisybella.  I also followed Jen's Sketch for you to try (SFYTT) from her blog.  The sentiments are from the SU! set "Best Wishes and More".  I added some Doodlebug glitter to bella's daisy, and colored her in with Copics.  I added a EK Success wavy border punch along the bottom edge of the orange panel.  I also punched a flower out of acetate and layered it underneath my bottom sentiment, secured with a rhinestone brad.  That's all for tonight!

Have a great week!

My Gardening Sunshine

Good evening!  I spent yesterday at an all day crop, and I am just about finished with scrapbooking this Christmas.  I won't mention all the other pictures I have just sitting around waiting to be scrapped, though!

Today I knew I wanted to use my MFT stamps, and pulled out "Can Ya Dig It?" which I paired with the MFTSC71 on Splitcoast.  I paper pieced the girl's dress with some dp from "We R Memory Keepers" Nonsense line which I picked up today at Michael's.  I colored the rest of the image with Copics, and added some inking around the edges with an ink pad and daubers.  I stamped the wheelbarrow image, and then created a mask so I could stamp the flowers to look like they are sitting in there.  I then cut it out and used pop dots to adhere it to give it some dimension.  I used a new EK Success border punch I also picked up today for the border on the orange panel. 

Thanks for stopping by tonight!


MFT Idol!

Good evening! I realized I've been neglecting my MFT stamps for too long, so I pulled some out a few days ago, and went to peek at the MFT message boards on Splitcoast.  I discovered that they are holding a MFT Idol, and that anyone can enter by submitting a MFT creation.  I made this card tonight for the challenge.

I used the stamp set "Retail Therapy" along with dp by Making Memories called "Sabrina" which just so happens to feature MFT colors: pink, white, and black.   On the main image, I did a lot of paper piecing with the dp on one of the girl's dress and on some of the shopping bags.  The rest was colored with Copics (and some SU! markers since I didn't have any gray Copics).  I added the sidewalk with a ruler and pen, and colored it in with a gray SU! marker. On two of the shopping bags, I added some Kaisercraft flower rhinestones.  I added some machine stitching around the bottom panel, and on the right side panel.  I used a Martha Stewart edge punch for the adorable lace border.  For my sentiment, I used 2 SU! oval punches, layered on top of each other, and added some MAMBI rhinestones.

Thanks for stopping by tonight!


Warm Hearts

Here is my card for the Mojo Monday sketch (MOJO76).  I used the MFT "Baby it's Cold Outside" stamp set, along with the "Frosty Day" SU! dsp from the winter mini catalog from earlier this year.  I'd never used this paper pack before today, and I love how these colors go together for winter.  I used a cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder on the bottom Bashful Blue piece of paper, and stamped the sentiment in brown ink. I then punched some hearts out ofTangerine Tango with a Martha Stewart punch and aligned them next to the sentiment.  I then layered various papers, and topped it off with this lovely image.  The image was colored with Copics, and her dress was paper pieced with paper from the pack.  I added some Doodlebug glitter on the snow on the ground and on the snowman.  I finished the card off with some pretty polka dot ribbon tied in a bow beneath the image.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Just for Fun!

Hello! We have a snow day today because of the snow storm that hit the eastern part of our country last night and this morning! It's still snowing a bit, but that doesn't stop anyone, does it? Cars are flying by right outside my window. Sometimes I wish they'd all stay home and let the snow accumulate on the roads so that we could get another snow day out of it! Oh well, a girl can wish, right?

I had this image left over from last night at the Prettie Pajama Party, so I thought I'd make an Easter card with her.  This is the Sophia from the Bunny Hop set, which was just released last night on Paper Pretties.  I colored her with my Copics, and added some Doodlebug glitter to her bunny ears and the eggs in her basket.  I used the Delicate Dots dsp, which is available through the Sale-a-bration promotion that SU! is currently holding.   I layered some SU! punches for the sentiment panel.  The final touch was some ribbon tied around the corners of the bottom layer.

I'll be back later with a Mojo Monday card, enjoy the rest of your day!


Prettie Party

Good evening! I've been having fun tonight participating in some of the challenges on the Paper Pretties Pajama Party.  I thought I'd share my creations with you all!
The first challenge was to use colors inspired by your favorite cartoon. I chose The Little Mermaid, and pulled out the colors red, green, and purple.  I paired these colors with the Raspberry Tart dsp from SU!, and used the stamp set "Flutter By".

The next challenge was to make a set of 3x3 notecards, and I used Cuddle Me for the cards, as well as the Sell-a-bration "Delicate Dots" paper, along with the ribbon bundle.  

Thanks for stopping by tonight!

Gliding By!

March is in like a lion...we are currently expecting a snow storm over night!  Hopefully the saying will stay true, and March will roll out like a lamb!

I made this card today to keep me in the wintry, snowy mood, and to use another new Sophia stamp by Paper Pretties.  I followed this week's Mojo Monday sketch (MOJO75), but decided to make my card 5 1/2" by 5 1/2" since I had a larger focal image than the sketch allowed for.  I stamped Sophia and paper pieced her dress with SU! dsp called "Sweet Slumber".  The rest of Sophia was colored with Copics, and her ear muffs and stole (is that the right word?!) were covered with Martha Stewart glitter.  I used additional paper from the Sweet Slumber paper pack, and added some machine stitching here and there.  The sentiment actually reads "Gliding by with a winter hi" but I only had room for "Gliding By" so I masked the rest of the sentiment to just stamp this part, and then cut it out with my SU! oval punches.  The snowflake in the upper left corner is a Felt Flurries, and the glittery brads are from the Oriental Trading scrapbooking catalog.

Thanks for stopping by this afternoon!