Wednesday, March 30, 2011

♥ Bless your little Heart ♥

Love these Crafty Secrets, Creative Scraps. They are so cute! This one is from Little Blessings. I paired it with a stamped sentiment from the 'Little Girl' Stamp Set as well as some Girls Paperie papers, seam binding ribbon, little wooden heart, inked up and smothered with glitter and some pearls.
I used this week's fun sketch from the Papertake Weekly blog.
Lastly, I leave you with a couple of pics of the kiddos! My Little Baker and my Little Bear! This first one is of my son Antonio. They had family fun night at his school the other night. So my hubby and him went off to do some male bonding! LOL They made playdoh cookies!
And this one is of Santino today, bundled up like my little bear, off to pick up his big brother from pre-school!
Have a great night!


♥ Simon Says... Sketch! ♥

We have a fun challenge for you this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog! An awesome sketch by Domi! And the DT got to play with Penny Black Stamps this week.
For my card, I used this adorable Penny Black stamp called "Thinking of You". I also used some Fancy Pants Designs papers, Prima White Lilliput Rose, which I inked pink and added some chunky glitter to it, some ribbon and some Martha Stewart Ultra Fine White glitter and MS punched 3-in-1 butterflies.
Here is the awesome sketch:
And don't forget, every week the winner of the weekly challenge will win a $50 Credit Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Super Store!
Have a wonderful day!


Monday, March 28, 2011

♥ Thanks for being you, Mom! ♥

Today is my Mom's birthday and I wanted to get this card in before the day was over. My Mom is the most un-selfish woman, person, I know. She would literally do anything for her children. She means everything to me and I love her so much. She is such a beautiful person, inside and out. Happy Birthday Mom! I inspire to be a great Mom like you!

This card is for her.
I used some Echo Park, Springtime paper, A vintage label from The Graphics Fairy, a Prima Rose dabbed with some light blue ink and chunky glitter, ribbon, punched MS butterflies from Kraft cardstock, pearls and some Melissa Frances rub-on transfers.
I was inspired to use these beautiful colors from the My Time Made Easy blog. Pretty Palette 02.
And I also used this week's challenge over at The Kraft Journal, "Flowers".

Happy Birthday again Mom! Have fun in Tennessee!

Hugs and much love...

♥ Let Friendship Bloom ♥ {The Shabby Tea Room and JustRite}

♥♥♥ Happy Birthday Mom! I Love you!! ♥♥♥

This week at The Shabby Tea Room the challenge is called "Flower Palette". It is to create a card/project using the colors from the gorgeous inspiration photo (below) and you must have a flower(s) on it.
This week's Sponsor is JustRite! And we were all sent 3 gorgeous new stamp sets to work with. They were Kindness Cling Set, Fancy Labels Cling Set and Friendship Blooms Cling Set. All 3 are so beautiful, I had to use all 3 sets on my card!
I also used papers by The Girls Paperie and October Afternoon as well as Martha Stewart mini roses and punched butterflies, pearls, glitter and seam binding ribbon.
This week's winner will win a fabulous prize from Just Rite! So come and join in on the fun over at The Shabby Tea Room! Room!

Here is the beautiful inspiration photo:
And don't forget to visit the rest of the Shabby Design Team! They all are so fabulous!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz - {TSTR Creator} - Simple Treasures
Pattie Goldman - The Pampered Paper Patch
Danielle Greenwood - Au Claire De La Lune
Kristen Wilson - Lilsweetpea's Place
Charlene Cundy - Expressions of Me!

Have a wonderful day!

Bye for now...

Sunday, March 27, 2011

♥ Shabby Love ♥

I hope you all are having a wonderful Sunday! It is beautiful here, cold but beautiful! And today is my little sisters Birthday! (Well, she's not so little anymore!) Happy 35th Birthday Stacey! I hope you have a wonderful day!(And my Mom's is tomorrow!)

Here is a quick card I made for the new sketch over at the Card Patterns blog. Their sketches are fabulous! I turned mine on the side.
I used papers by My Mind's Eye and Echo Park, Maya Road chipboard heart, Martha Stewart punched butterfly and mini roses, pearls, trim and ribbon and a rectangle gem. Lots of distressing too.
Here is the Sketch:
♥ Oh, and if any of you played along with last week's Birthday Celebration over at The Shabby Tea Room, you have until midnight tonight to claim your prize! You can go HERE to see if you are a winner!

Have a wonderful rest of the weekend! See you tomorrow!


Friday, March 25, 2011

♥ A Shabby Chic Mother's Day Card ♥ {My addictions!}

♥♥♥ See 1st post of the day, below! Chance to win a stamp set! ♥♥♥

I CANNOT stop using these Girls Paperie papers!! I have an extreme addiction! If I had to use them on every single card from now on, I would not mind! Someone please help me! I need an intervention! LOL Well, ok, it's not that bad, but I do love these papers!!
I paired the papers up with an adorable plastic cherub, (believe it or not. It looks like resin!) a tea-stained heart and mini roses from Little Pink Studio, (I'm addicted to that store too!) a vintage music sheet cover from The Graphics Fairy (another addiction), maybe I do need an intervention! I also used a Melissa Frances rub-on transfer, ok I won't say it...a Jenni Bowlin vintage stick pin and some ribbon and crocheted trim. Ok, I am addicted to everything on this card! There I said it! ;)
I used this week's AWESOME sketch from Card Patterns! Love this!
And I was inspired by the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog: Mother's Day/Girlie
Paper Play Challenges: Distressing
Papertake Weekly Challenge: It's a Mom Thing!

Have a wonderful weekend! Oh, and don't forget to see the post below on your chance to win a fabulous Gina K Stamp Set!


♥ My! ♥

♥♥♥ETA: If you go to Melanie's Blog, you can have a chance to win of these gorgeous sets! ♥♥♥

Even though yesterday we had some flurries (last week it hit 80 degrees!) I can feel Spring in the air! Especially after using these adorable new stamp sets by Gina K Designs! "Spring Basket" and its companion "Basket Blessings". They were illustrated by my talented friend Melanie Muenchinger. She is such a sweetie! She sent me not just 1, but both stamp sets to play with!
For this first card, I used the adorable basket, tulip, stem and leaves from Spring Basket and the adorable bunnies, basket liner and sentiment from Basket Blessings. I also used some paper by The Girls Paperie, trim and ribbon, pearls and glitter. I used Copics to color in the images.

On this next card, I used 1 of the beautiful flower stamps from Spring Basket and the Happy Birthday sentiment from Basket Blessings. I also used some script paper, a vintage french label from The Graphics Fairy, ribbon and trim, pearls, glitter and a tea stained crocheted heart.
These stamp sets are not only beautiful for Easter and Spring but can also be used for birthdays, weddings, a new baby and more! I love stamps that are versatile!

Thank you Melanie for the stamps and the wonderful designs!

Lastly, I leave you with a photo of my little one! I can't believe in 3 days he will be 7 months old already! And my oldest just turned 5! Where is the time going? But I am loving every single minute of it! Being a Mom is the best job in the world!
Have a great day everyone!


Thursday, March 24, 2011

♥ Bunnies and Chipmunks! ♥

Those are the newest and cutest Digi stamps from Angels Landing. They are called Bunny and Violets 2 and Chipmunk and Vinca 2. They are so adorable and there is so much detail to them, yet easy to color! And for only $4.99 each, you get 6 files per set. You get the full images, like I used or the bunny or chipmunk by itself or the bunny/chipmunk without the grass.  They both come with PNG and JPG files. And these are not only perfect for Easter and Spring, they can also be used for the Summer and Fall as well!
I used the bunny with the flowers and grass for this card. I colored the image in with some Copics and used some papers by The Girls Paperie and Making Memories as well as a MF Rub-on transfer, ribbon, tea stained heart and mini roses.
For this next card, I used the full image again from Chipmunk and Vinca 2. I also used some Prima and The Girls Paperie papers, Melissa Frances rub-on transfer, pearls and ribbon.
Don't forget to stop by Angels Landing for some adorable Digi stamps by Judi! You won't be disappointed, trust me!

Have a wonderful day!


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

♥ Simon Says... Mother's Day/Girlie! ♥

That is this week's challenge for you over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog! To create a card/project with a Mother's Day or Girlie theme! And this week the DT got to play with Basic Grey!

I used the A Mother stamp set by Basic Grey, as well as some beautiful BG Curio papers and BG pearls and flower. I also used a Maya Road chipboard heart, a FUN Tim Holtz hanger clip, Martha Stewart glitter and branch punch, Melissa Frances rub-on transfer and some scrunched seam binding ribbon.
Don't forget that every week at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog, a lucky winner will receive a $50 credit voucher for the Simon Says Store!

Have a wonderful day!


Monday, March 21, 2011

♥ Bingo at The Shabby Tea Room! ♥ TSTR #54 (And my Winner!)

This week is a fun challenge at The Shabby Tea Room! We all get to play BINGO! Using the inspiration photo below, you must use 3 items in a row. (For example, I used Ribbon, Glitter and Gems)
I used some pretty papers by Graphic 45, Making Memories, an old music paper and the old vintage Opera paper is by The Graphics Fairy. I also used some negative and positive chipboard by Maya Road, some seam binding ribbon and trim, some crystal gems, a vintage Jenni Bowlin stick pin, Melissa Frances rub-on and of course, glitter!
This week's Prize Sponsor is Pixie Dust Paperie! And the winner will receive a $20 gift certificate to the store!

And don't forget to visit the rest of the Shabby Girls:

Pattie Goldman - The Pampered Paper Patch
Danielle Greenwood - Au Claire De La Lune
Kristen Wilson - Lilsweetpea's Place
Charlene Cundy - Expressions of Me!

And finally, the random winner of last week's Shabby Tea Room giveaway is...2amscrapper who was entry #142! Please email me at with your snail mail addy! Thank you to everyone who played along! Be on the look out for another fun giveaway coming soon!

Here is the Bingo Card!

Have a wonderful day!