Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Sugar and Spice... ♥ MOJO132 ♥

This card is for this week's sketch over at the Mojo Monday Sketch Blog. There were 2 different sketches you could use. To make a round scalloped edge card or a square card with the round circle inside of it, which is the one I used. Here are the sketches.For my card, I used some papers from the adorable Farm Fresh line by October Afternoon. I love the adorable fruits, vegetables and farm animals on the papers. I also used a tag by My Minds Eye, a Melissa Frances rub-on, pearls and some gingham ribbon. Hope you like it!I hope you all sign up for my giveaway. Those Bauble Boards are just the cutest! And everyone could use some more storage space, right? {wink} After this giveaway, I will be having a HUGE Spring House Cleaning Giveaway!! So stay tuned for that!!

Have a wonderful day!


Thursday, March 25, 2010

A Card for Mom ♥A Shabby, Colorful Tuesday Trigger♥

Spring is finally here. And when I think of Spring I think of open windows...the first blooms of flowers...butterflies and of course Mother's Day. So all that inspired me to make this card. As well as some awesome challenges out there from The Shabby Tea Room (Spring inspired and faux stitching on your card), The Play Date Cafe (awesome colors shown below) and finally this week's Tuesday Trigger from the Moxie Fab World Blog (photo inspiration below).
When a child is born, so is a Mother. What a beautiful saying, isn't it? And so true too! Mother's Day will be here soon, so I decided to get a jump start on some Mother's Day cards. I am making them for the special women in my life, especially my Mom, of course. This is one of them.I used some gorgeous paper from Prima from the Pastiche Collection, some chipboard pieces which I painted and then glittered or faux stitched, ribbon, crocheted lace, a button, hemp cord, flower gems and a Melissa Frances Rub-On.I hope you all have a wonderful day today! Enjoy the beautiful Spring weather. (hopefully it is beautiful by you!)


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Count your Blessings... ♥Shabby pinks and yellows♥

This card was made with some of this week's awesome challenges from around blogland! I first used this week's sketch from the Inspirational Card Sketches Blog, which I flipped around. I then used this week's challenge from The Shabby Tea Room Blog, to make a card or project that is Spring inspired and uses some faux or real stitching on it. And finally, I used this week's challenge from The Play Date Cafe blog, to make a card with different shades of pinks and some yellow. First here is the ICS Sketch and inspiration photo from the Play Date Cafe.
My card was made with some pink Bazzill Cardstock, some Shabby Chic paper from Prima as well as some chipboard, some pale yellow satin ribbon, Hero Arts pearls in pink and yellow, my Martha Stewart butterfly punch and of course, a Melissa Frances Rub-On.
Have a wonderful day/night!


P.S. I didn't forget to show you some pics of my new Craft Studio. It's just a little messy right now! LOL I will have them up shortly though!

Friday, March 19, 2010

the Beauty of a Mother's Love...♥The Shabby Tea Room♥

Have you seen the new Challenge Blog, The Shabby Tea Room?!! What a gorgeous shabby chic blog! Every week there will be new challenges issued. This week's inspiration photo reminded me of my Mom. She is a beautiful, loving person. I know I can count on her always! She is my true inspiration! I love you so much Mom! This card is for you! And, isn't this photo, the first ever challenge at the Shabby Tea Room, just beautiful! You have to use pink, cream, red, green and brown on the card.
I used some Flights of Fancy by Prima papers and chipboard as well as a pink crystal swirl. I also used some red gingham ribbon, a red heart pearl and a Melissa Frances Rub-On.Come and check out the Shabby Tea Room blog! It is sure to inspire you too!!

Have a wonderfully creative weekend!


Thursday, March 18, 2010

Smile Card and Trinket Box ♥ICS#58♥

This card was made using this week's sketch over at the Inspirational Card Sketch Blog and it also uses today's Ways to Use it challenge over at SCS, which is to make a card or project for someone who needs a little encouragement.The card uses some gorgeous paper from the Raspberry Tea Collection by Prima, some crocheted ribbon, Rubber Cafe stamped butterflies, pearls, glitter and a Rub-On.
The Trinket Box is a paper mache' box that I covered in more of the Prima paper, an Inque Boutique stamped Butterfly, more pearls and some crocheted ribbon.
Thanks for stopping by! I promise to be back soon with a fantastic giveaway!! {wink}


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

♥ The Wedding Gown ♥

Wedding season is just around the corner! So I decided to make a wedding card using today's Sketch Challenge over at SCS. I love today's sketch!

I used a stamp by Stamping Bella called Wedding Gown Circle, which I stamped twice, cut out the bow and adhered it over the 1st image. I then added some pink tulle over the dress {which I adhered under the bow}. I then colored in with some Copics and added some glitter. I also used some sheer pink ribbon, a Melissa Frances Rub-On, some heart gems, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder and some cut out paper by SEI which was white. I "painted" it pink with a ink pad and then added some glitter to it. I hope you like it!!

It is in the 60's here today, so my son and I will be out enjoying this beautiful day! I hope you enjoy your day too!


P.S. Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Ladybugs..little girls...sweet! ♥MOJO130♥

This is for this weeks sketch over at the Mojo Monday Sketch Blog. Such a fun sketch. So many things you can do with it, but I just left it the way it was.
I used this adorable paper pack that I picked up in WalMart on clearance for only $3. It is by Best Occasion and is called the Cute World Collection. It has the cutest papers and cutouts in it. I picked up the boy and girl packs. So cute!! I also used a sticker by K&Co. (little ladybug), some red gingham ribbon, a pearl stick pin, pink ric rac and some Hero Arts pearls.
Don't forget to check out the post below for info on going on a 4 day Card Making Cruise!!

Have a wonderful day!!


Card Making Cruise!!

Doesn't relaxing on a Cruise ship for 4 days with nothing to worry about other than "which embellishments am I going to use on my next card" sound GOOD??! It sure does to me! Well, if you visit the Priscillastyles blog HERE you can get some info on just that! For only $279 to $299 per person, you can sail away to card making paradise!!

Again, just visit THIS POST here at the Priscillastyles Midnight Madness Sketch Blog. And while your there, check out this week's awesome sketches! You can choose from 2 different styles! Have fun!!

I'll be back!


Monday, March 15, 2010

Home and Heart.... ♥ICS #57♥

This card was made for a customer of mine, to go along with a frame I made for her. {Hi Dee Dee! I hope you like it!} I used this week's sketch from the Inspirational Card Sketches blog. What a simple yet beautiful sketch!
I used some plain old white cs and distressed the edges a little bit. Then I added some polka dotted paper by Luxe Designs, some pink gingham ribbon, a wooden heart that I "inked" in mauve, a Melissa Frances Rub-On, pearl gem and a house cut out by Fancy Pants.

I'll be back soon with another FUN giveaway!!

Have a wonderful night!!


Easter Centerpiece....Bunny Time!

Ahh! Spring is in the air...Easter is right around the corner...warm temps are coming...the smell of Easter chocolate and jelly beans...pastel colors. Love it! I love winter, but this past one was a doozy! 3 feet of snow and I'm done! Bring on the SUN!!

Here is a centerpiece I was working on for my dining room table for Easter. As I was almost finished I realized there was something missing. And then I went and checked out today's Try a New Technique over at SCS. It was to make your own designer paper. So I decided to make a little tag/sign for my centerpiece. I first used my Labels 4 die (large one) in my Cuttlebug. Then I inked a little bunny stamp from We R Memory Keepers with some mauve colored ink and then "stamped" it onto my glue pad, so I had some color and it was "sticky". Then stamped it onto my paper and then added some glitter. I did the same with the little egg stamp from Inque Boutique. Then added the "Easter Bunny" stamp. The rest of the centerpiece consists of a glass tray, mini glass vases, some Easter pics, big Bunny stamp, pearls, ribbons, flowers, glitter and some Easter Egg jelly beans
I hope you like it! I'll be back soon!! Have a great day!


Friday, March 12, 2010

Believe in yourself... ♥2 Sketches 4 You♥

Just a quickie post today! here is a card I made for this week's sketch over the 2Sketches 4 You Blog. What a fun sketch!

My card used some of the new gorgeous papers and chipboard from Prima called Flights of Fancy. I also used some butterfly stamps from Inque Boutique and The Rubber Cafe, some pearls and a Melissa Frances Rub-On.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!


Thursday, March 11, 2010

A Good Home.. ♥Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger♥

This is my first time playing along with the Tuesday Trigger Inspiration photo on the Moxie Fab World Blog. As soon as I saw this lovely photo, I thought of my favorite green gingham ribbon. So I just had to play along!!
Here is my card. It uses some stamps by Flourishes from a set called Summer on the Patio. Ahh! What a great name with Spring right around the corner!! Yippee! I also used some pretty new paper by American Crafts, a Melissa Frances Rub-on, crocheted ribbon and some flower gems.
I will be back, as promised with some photos of my Craft Studio and some springy cards. Have a wonderful and blessed day!!


Thursday, March 4, 2010

♥ MOJO128♥ 4 ever and always...

This card is for this week's sketch over at the Mojo Monday Sketch Blog. What a fun sketch. I just had to make a card right away with these gorgeous papers and adhesive chipboard by Prima called Flights of Fancy, as soon as I received them! They are right up my alley! ;) I also used some Melissa Frances Rub-Ons, some Inque Boutique Butterfly Stamps, Prima Crystals, Hero Arts heart gems and some crocheted ribbon. The crocheted ribbon is actually a light beige color but it didn't show up against the paper, so I "dipped" it into some Pink Poinsettia Shimmerz paint and then sprinkled a little bit of white ultra fine glitter over it while wet. It added just the right color and bling.

Then I made a little matching tin watering can with the crocheted ribbon, satin ribbon, Prima chipboard, another IB Butterfly stamp, buttons and of course more glitter!
Head on over to the Mojo blog for some great inspiration and sketches! And you just might win some yummy Verve stamps of your choice!

Oh, how good it feels to be crafting again!!

Have a great day!!


Happy 7th Wedding Anniversary today to my hubby! I can't believe it's been 7 years already! Time flies when your having fun!! {wink}

Oh, yeah, and I'll be back soon with another fun giveaway! :)