Friday, January 31, 2014

Artistic Etchings Amour

Stamp set is Stampin' Up! Artistic Etchings, cardstocks and dp are CTMH More To Adore. Embellished with Blushing Bride pleated satin ribbon, Subtles candy dots brads, pink baker's twine, and natural cotton twill ribbon.  

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Mojo and color challenges

Stampin' Up! cardstocks of Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, and Crisp Cantaloupe for color challenge NAC #74 and Mojo Monday's sketch.  Peaceful Petals stamp set with clay mold flower also by SU and ruffled Coastal Cabana ribbon. Scallop edged embossing folder for side decoration.

Angry Birds candy jars

My great nephew loves Angry Birds so I thought that these would make a cute gift for him. I think they would be a fun valentine as well. Mostly cut from circle punches with some free form eyebrows and beak. Satin ribbon to cover white jar lids. Filled with M&M's.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Irish Blessing

It's always a good time for an Irish blessing! Super simple card that has a detachable bookmark/tag. I don't remember where I got these adhesive dimensional squares but they don't stick very well at all. I use them whenever I want just a temporary adhesive, so all is not lost.
Card base and ink: Pear Pizzazz and Wild Wasabi with a dahlia flower embellishment, Mellow Moss organdy ribbon and green baker's twine, stamp set from MSE (My Sentiments Exactly) with Graphic 45 Sweet Dreams paper.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

JAI 199

For the Just Add Ink sketch challenge  and for the Shopping Our Stash challenge to use the color blue. I used all Stampin' Up! supplies. Whisper White, Basic Black, and Pool Party cardstocks, Sweet Sorbet paper, Petal Parade and Peaceful Petals stamp sets, glimmer brads, Marina Mist baker's twine. Scallop punch and Pennants Sizzix die.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

In Memory of Charlene

This card is in memory of Charlene Merrick, a very sweet, courageous, and gracious lady who would have celebrated her birthday today. Charlene passed away a few weeks ago and will be missed by so many people who were blessed to have known her.
I chose this lovely card of Charlene's to case today in honor of her birthday.
Stampin' Up! Flower Shop stamp set with coordinating punch on Crumb Cake embossed in white. Old Olive leaves thinlits die and three flower punch, half pearls and Cajun Craze "flower pot".

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Folded Valentine

This is one of those projects from long ago that I kept meaning to do and never got to, taken from a Stampers Sampler tutorial from 2005. All supplies used are Stampin' Up! Pink Pirouette, Cherry Cobbler, and Regal Rose cardstocks, Heart punch and Rose Red taffeta ribbon and You Are Loved stamp set. Cut two same sized squares (I used 4 1/4 x 4 1/4") and adhere together after giving one of them a quarter turn. Fold down each point and adhere a punched heart to each tip. Fold each heart down and secure with ribbon.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Mojo 329 and 700,000 visits!

A fun Mojo Monday sketch to get the week started. I used all Stampin' Up! supplies: Sweet Sorbet paper with Whisper White, Basic Black and Crisp Cantaloupe cardstocks. Peaceful Petals stamp set with 1/4" black ribbon. For the frame I used a scallop circle and then cut off the tips of each oval to give it a different shape.
I can't believe my blog counter has hit 700,000+ visits! Thanks so much for coming by to see me, it means a lot.

Friday, January 17, 2014

All Occasion Christmas Star

I feel like I didn't get nearly enough use out of this Christmas Star stamp by Stampin' Up! so I wanted to try something else with it to extend it past the season. All supplies used were SU: Baked Brown Sugar and Very Vanilla cardstocks, Very Vintage jumbo wheel and button, Espresso baker's twine and linen thread, inks of Baked Brown Sugar and Early Espresso.   

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Sweet Centers Valentines

Most supplies are Stampin' Up!, Sweet Centers and Simply Said (sentiment) stamp sets, treat cups, hearts thinlits dies, pinking hearts border punch, script embossing folder, Pink Pirouette, Primrose Petals, and Whisper White cardstocks, and baker's twine. 

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Thinking of You

Sketch is from this week's Operation Write Home's challenge. Supplies are Stampin' Up! Soft Sky and Smoky Slate cardstocks, Sweet Sorbet paper, Peaceful Petals for sentiment, Subtles Candy Dots, and old three flower punch. I added some black dots to pick up the pattern in the floral paper.  

Thursday, January 9, 2014


For this week's Mojo Monday sketch I used Stampin' Up! supplies of Pool Party, Rose Red, and Whisper White cardstocks, retired Valentine paper, Perfectly You stamp set, candy dot in Subtles family.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Four Frames

All supplies are Stampin' Up! Real Red, Basic Black, Old Olive and Whisper White cardstocks with antique brad and new Peaceful Petals set. Highlighted with white gel pen dots. To get the perfect circle spacing I used a Sizzix 3D ornament die. I will use the ornament cut-outs for another project I have been envisioning.
 This was inspired by a card in Paper Crafts magazine, made a few minor changes . I don't know who the artist was, I have been cutting out pictures and sketch layouts and putting them in one scrapbook for inspiration. My magazine accumulation was overwhelming me so I needed to get it thinned out and organized, this is a start.

Monday, January 6, 2014


Chevrons seem to be all the new thing lately! New SU natural chevron ribbon and embossing folder, Crumb Cake and Whisper White cardstocks, Petal Parade and Papaya Collage stamp sets. Mojo Monday 282 sketch.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Black and White

New Stampin' Up! Peaceful Petals with old Floral background stamp, embellished with narrow ribbon and mini brads.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Gingerbread house gift tag

Well, I didn't get these done in time for this Christmas but I'll be early for next year! I cased this tag idea from Hallmark using the stamps and supplies I had on hand. Scentsational Season for candy canes, Sweets for the Sweet for peppermints, glimmer brads and paper, Creamy Caramel cardstock and candy dot brad. The tag door opens for the to/from sentiment.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Hello There

For the Mojo Monday sketch this week I used some new Stampin' Up! supplies. Peaceful Petals stamp set and the Sweet Sorbet paper with Pool Party ribbon and card base. The sentiment is from Happy Day.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!

I wish you all a very happy and healthy new year, filled with many blessings and much love. All the best to you and your family. I thank you for stopping by my blog, it is always appreciated!

picture- This is this year's Waterford Christmas ornament, the Times Square ball, it looked so beautiful on the tree.