Monday, December 28, 2009

Mojo #119

I had time today to participate in the Mojo Monday scketch today. This is a cute little digi image from Pink Cat Studio (Sugar Plum Fairy). The embossing folder is from Sizzix (Flourishes Floral) and the sentiment is from Studio G. I coloured the image with copics and then had some paper flowers that were almost the proper colour but ended up colouring the flower with the same copic that I had used on the fairy.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Twins 1st Christmas

This is a special card that my sister asked me to create. A friend of hers had twin girls this fall and she wanted to send her something special, so this is what I came up with. The babies in stockings is a download from 'Whimsy Doodle Graphics'. The cardstock is 'Pretty in Pink' and 'Barely Banana' from SU. I used my Cricut for the snowflakes and a Martha Stewart border punch. The sentiment is computer generated and place into a scallop stamp from SU, then added some pearls and ribbon.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Centered Santa

This card actually took me a long time because I was trying to use more elements in it and nothing seemed to be working so after a long time of fiddeling around I decided that I was just going to center it on some nice gold paper. I used my 'Copics' to colour and then used stickels on the tree and on the white on santas coat and hat. Image is a digital from 'Pink Cat Studios'.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Poinsettia Christmas

I made this card using a set from Verve that I got last year 'Poinsettia Christmas'. The DP is just misc. from my stash. I used the scallop edge punch from SU and MS border punch. The leaf punch is one I got years ago from 'punch bunch', and of course added some gems.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Riley and the Christmas tree

Well I finally got around to making up some cards with this Riley stamp. The reason that I had to wait is because I have been waiting for more copic markers to arrive in the mail, and in that package were a couple markers that I thought would work better for Riley. I decided to make up a few of these to give out this year. All the greeting were made up on the computer. The shimmery brown paper was purchased at Micheals in a 'Collections' pack. I think it really adds to the holiday feel. The edge punch is from EK Success and I used the Cuttlebug snowflake folder.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Cute Digital Freebie

I have been checking Dustin Pikes blog regulary because he is going to be having a sale of his retired images soon, and I think the images are really cute. So today he has a freebie that you can grab but it will be gone soon!! The sentiment on this card is computer generated. The link to his blog is on my list of 'Places I like to shop'.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Cute stocking!

This is such a cute little critter. This is a digital download from 'The Greeting Farm". The sentiment is from Verve. I used Aqua mist cardstock and DP from Papertrey Ink and Real Red from SU. The border punch is from Fiskars and the large snowflake was cut from my Cricut. Then added some stickles, ribbon and gems. I will be making a few of these maybe in different colours to mail out this year!!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Sweet Stop Sketch #29

This is the first time I have participated in the Sweet Shop Sketch. I liked the look of this one so I gave it a go. The image is another digital download, but it was one of the first that I downloaded and forgot to change the file name to include the company it came sorry for not including company......if anyone knows could you leave me a comment? The sentiment is computer generated. I added some stickles on his scarf and hat, and I found these cute little snowflakes at a dollar store. They have a very small hole in the center, perfect for the smallest size of gem!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Memorial Fundraiser Digi

This cute little digital download is from Pink Cat Studios. The image was designed for a very special reason. Please visit Pink Cat Studios blog for all the info, but the money raised from the sale of this image goes towards a memorial.
I wanted to purchase this image because I spent this past week with my two youngest fighting the flu, and this story brought tears.
I ended up fussing with this card alot. I used my Copic marker to colour the yellow ribbon to match the giraffe, also coloured the white dots on the DP the same colour to match. Cut a second scallop oval in pink and cut it in half to give one more layer to the main image.
Digital Download - Giraffe & Monkey (Pink Cat Studios)
Paper - Pretty in pink and Chocolate (SU) DP is also SU
MS border punch and cuttlebug folder

More Fun with Freds Flowers

Well it has been a long week with myself being sick and two of my kids so you could say not much crafting time or the desire to do any. I did manage to print off a sheet of Freds Flowers and cut them out to make another fairly simple card (as the flowers are already coloured). This one will go into my stash as it could be given to almost anyone!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Mojo Monday #111

This is a card that I made for today's Mojo Monday. The image is a digital image that I downloaded from Verve. I think they were offering this only for a limited time during there last release! Not sure what is going on with the purple thing I have going on with my Christmas cards. The snowflake paper is something that I picked up from a dollar store last year. The snowflake accent has been cut from my Cricut.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Well I did get a chance to do the sketch challenge over on Splitcoast today. This image was downloaded from Dustin Pike. I am not sure it is still available but there are still lots of cute images. I am getting low on birthday cards and with the kids going to birthdays and all I thought I would make a kiddie one. The flowers in the corner are from Fred She Said and the sentiment is computer generated.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Emma the Mermaid - Digital

I love this sweet image from 'Fred, She Said'. This is Emma the Mermaid and it is part of a whole undersea digital download. After I downloaded it I then printed out three copies for my kids for them to colour, cut and paste.....what fun!!!! The next step was of course for myself to make a card. I again coloured with my new copics and then used stickles to give her some shine.
Stamps- Emma the Mermaid- Digital (Fred She Said)

Copics, cuttlebug and nesties

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

First cards with Copics

Yeah.....I finally got myself a few Copic markers and all I can say is WOW!! They are not the sketch markers but they are the Ciao markers which are a little cheeper. I found them on Hanna Stamps website for $39.99 with 15% off for a set of 12 which brought it to $33.99. That makes it $2.83 a marker, I started with 2 sets but I think I will get another set before the sale ends! So these two cards are my first tries with colouring with Copic. The dragon is the only thing I had to use my SU markers on.
Floral iamge - Forget me not ( Sweet and Sassy stamps)
SU scallop border punch and cuttlebug folder
Stocking - FREE digital download from Dustin Pikes
EK snowflake border punch and cuttlebug folder
Large snowflake was cut with Cricut

Monday, October 19, 2009

Mojo Monday #109

This card is created from the Mojo Monday sketch. This is the first time I have really got into sewing on my cards but I must say that I really like the way it turned out.
Stamps- Boards & Beams (PTI)
Paper - Barley banana (SU) white and black
DP- vellum that has been in my stash forever
Cuttlebug folder

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Happily Ever After

This card is made using the "Dream Big" from 'There She Goes'. This is actually a flower image from the set but I stamped it four times in a square pattern. I had some time to myself yesturday and did a little bit of shopping and came home with a few new goodies. One was these Nestablities and a new border punch so they were my inspiration for this card.
Stamps- 'Dream Big' There She Goes
Paper and ink - Scarlet Jewel (PTI)
DP- Misc. from bulk pack
Fiskars border punch

Friday, October 16, 2009

SC250 - Delight

Well I got around to making up a card for the SCS sketch this week. This is actually the second card I made from this sketch. The first one I made I used Old Olive and Summer Sun (SU) and it just didn't look right so I picked out these colours which I must say I think look much better.
Stamps - Dream Big (There She Goes)
Ink - Pumpkin pie and Chocolate (SU)
Paper - Pumpkin pie and Chocolate (SU)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


I have again made a card using a digital download from Fred She Said but this time this is a FREE download.....always love to add to my collection for free. The medallion comes already coloured, I did print it out a couple of times and cut out a few different layers. The vine that I used behind the center piece was also a download that only cost $1 and had a couple other versions that came with it. I have added the link if you are interested in this Freebie.
Digital Download - Fred She Said
Martha Stewart border punch, Dew Drops and ribbon

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Pointsettias with Freds Flowers

This is another download from Fred She Said. I made up two different cards but using the same download. The Happy Holidays cards is the original colour of the download and the pointsettia leaves have not been folded so they will lie flat to go through the mail. The second card is from the same download but I wanted the pointsettia to match with the Real red cardstock from SU so I used my marker to go over just the red leaves to bring it much closer to the real red and added some gold stickles to the center. I also folded the leaves a little to give the card more of a 3D effect which I must say I really do like.
Digital download - Fred She Said
Cardstock and marker - Real Red (SU)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Fun with Fred's Flowers

I came across these digital downloads from Fred She Said not to long ago. The downloads can either be just outlines for you to colour in or they can be pre-coloured in a range of colours. I chose to download the pre-coloured to see what they were like. I really like these and the kids also have fun choosing a colour of flower and making a craft from them.
Digital Download- Fred She Said
Sentiments - Fluttering By (Verve)
Paper - misc. from stash that matched download

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Mojo Monday sketch #107

I was able to play with the Mojo Monday sketch for this week. I went with very untraditional colours for this card. I picked the colours from the DP I bought from a dollar store. I added some of the "Dew Drop" accents and used stickels in the center on the pointsettias.

Stamps - Poinsettia Christmas (Verve)

Paper - misc. and dollar store finds

Colour marker - Almost Amethyst (SU)

Saturday, October 3, 2009

World Card making day!!!!

Well I was able to take part in a couple challenges over at SplitCoast Stampers. I wish I could have done more but only so much time in a day. This was a challeng that was to use a quote for your focal image. This quote that I used was a FREE digital download and I downloaded it about a month ago and now can not remember who it was from..........sorry!

The frame was cut from the Cricut but because I was using a download and not a stamp I had to use the negative part of the cut....I think it worked out ok and now I have the positives already cut for a future card!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Getting ready for Christmas early!

When I sit down to make a card I am almost always thinking about making more than one. Above is an example of when I am mass producing. I actually made up enough of most of the elements for eight cards but only had time to put together three today. Next time I sit down it won't take to long because I have most elements just waiting to be all put together.
The main pointsetta image and the greeting is from Verve. The leaves behind the pointsetta and beside the greeting are a digital file I got from Fred, She Said. The gold swirls are from There she goes.
Stamps- Verve, There she goes
Paper- Bulk pack of shimmery paper from Micheals
Pointsetta leaves- Fred she said digital download

On the Mend

This is another card using a PTI stamp set. I did a lot of hand faux stiching around the edge's and of the flowers.
Stamps: Quilters Sampler (PTI)
Paper and markers: Almost amethyst & Certainly celery (SU)
Punches: Marvy, leaves are punch bunch, 5 petal (SU) and misc. daisy's.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Out on a Limb

I love this set from Papertry Ink, I tend to turn to it for a lot of cards. This is one of their older sets but I still come back to it time and time again. Again I love finding a layout and then making multiple cards using different color schemes.

Stamps: Out on a limb revised - Out on a limb sentiments - (Papertrey Ink)

Paper: Old olive (SU) Berry Sorbet (PTI) Pumpkin Pie (SU)

Edge punches: Martha Stewart and Scallop edge (SU)
Have a great day!