Friday, April 27, 2012

Joy Mother's Day

This week Crop Chocolate's weekly challenge is "Create a project using the following recipe: Spring themed. Must contain 3 folds somewhere. Use 2 DIFFERENT paper lines."

I think I did a pretty good job at it.

I made this card for one of my step-moms, she's super sweet & takes really good care of my adoptive dad.

Background paper - My Mind's Eye Lush in light blue

Foreground paper - Bo Bunny Welcome Home

Butterflies - Making Memories Paper Reverie

Butterfly Bling - My Mind's Eye Fine & Dandy

"Joy" - Heidi Swapp Bling

clear & light blue bing - The Paper Studios

tiny flowers - misc

Distress Ink - Tim Holtz Stormy Sky

Stamped Butterflies - Fancy Pants Delight Circle Stamps

Thursday, April 26, 2012

the Future is Yours

Mojo Monday has a fun sketch for today & I just had to break out a bunch of bike stamps to use for it

Paper - Echo Park Summer Days

background bike stamp - Unity the TIME is NOW

solo bike stamp - Unity/Authentique You+Me=Bliss

sentiment stamp - Unity April 2012 Kit of the Month: Follow Your Own

All Ink - Tim Hotlz Distress ink (1st, 2nd, 3rd generation stamping technique)

tag - Bazzill Chips

twine - The Twinery

Friday, April 20, 2012


I think that this card says it all! 

Viva LasVegas stamps is currently holding a challenge for Earth Day!  The skeleton biker is one of VLV's stamps, it's a great image!   The earth I printed from the internet. Banners are Tim Holtz Dies, alpha stamps are misc I've had forever & I'm clueless where they came from along with the suede, wire & chrome brads from Oriental Trading Post, embossing powders are Zing.  Hope you like my creation!

zippy flower - tutorial


Do you like these zipper flowers I've been making recently?

Well, here's a short (3min30sec) video to show you how!

Please let me know what you think!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Thank You

not sure if I like how this card turned out or not but here it is....

Sketch is from Deconstructing Jen, which I like a whole lot more than my card

Printed Paper - DCWV (don't know the pack name, a friend shared)

flowers - Making Memories Paper Reverie Mocha

Stamp - Viva LasVegas

flower centers - Making Memories Paper Reverie Sienna

Ink - Tim Holtz Walnut Ink

Cardstock - CTMH Sunset

oh that girl

Great sketch from Creative Scrappers!

Also this for the latest weekly challenge at Crop Chocolate, make a handmade flower

Page Base - My Mind's Eye Lost & Found market Street

Turquoise Floral Paper - My Mind's Eye Lush

Green Dot/Top Stripe Paper - My Mind's Eye Go Fly A Kite

Chipboard pieces & alpha - Fancy Pants Beach Babe

DingleBall Trim & Bling - My Mind's Eye 12 Days of Christmas

Brad in Zipper Flower - My Mind's Eye Lush

Black Ink - American Crafts Precision Pen

Distress Ink - Tim Holtz Broken China

Tea Cup Stains Ink - Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Broken China & Spun Sugar

Twine - The Twinery

Zipper - Fabric Shop

Color on Zipper - Tim Holtz Color Wash Stream

Cutest Girl I know - my niece!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

She who sees you

at your worst and best, and LOVES you anyway.

Isn't that perfect for Mother's Day?!

Sketch is from Cards & Things Challenges, great sketch!

The littlest details....

Bird Stamp - Unity/Authentique You+Me=Bliss

Ink - Tim Holtz Vintage Photo

Twine - Natural from Hobby Lobby

Printed Paper - My Mind's Eye Stella & Rose Hattie

Yellow Ribbon - My Mind's Eye Stella & Rose

Blue Ribbon - My Mind's Eye Fine & Dandy

Sentiment - My Mind's Eye

Brads - CTMH

Distressing Ink - Tim Holtz Vintage Photo

Missing You

I love me some Skipping Stones Design!

oh and these fancy brads from Oriental Trading Post are amazing

This beautiful stamp is from Scrapmaster's Paradise (SP&G) Bold Sentiments I

Stacked flowers - Making Memories Paperie Mocha

Printed Paper - My Mind's Eye (Crop Chocolate)

Ribbon - The Ribbon Boutique (Hobby Lobby)

Distress Ink - Tim Holtz Walnut Stain

Lace - Spare Parts (Hobby Lobby)

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

friend of mine

some days I just wanna do monochrome & today was one of those days.  I got these awesome cards with coordinating envelopes made by DoodleBug Designs from Crop Chocolate (my favorite shopping site)

Sketch is from Chick Challenges {with Ippity} where just last week my Jeep card was chosen as a feature!

Card Base - DoodleBug Designs

Printed Paper - My Mind's Eye Honey Cake

Twine - The Twinery

Stamp - Unity Growing in Unity

Sentiment - Unity Happy Everything

Ink - Tim Holtz Ripe Persimon

you're the best

Unity Stamp Company Challenge is a color combo: pink, green & cream'

Fetch A Sketch Challenge 22 is this lovely sketch

Printed Paper - My Mind's Eye Vanity Fair

Shaped Card base & envelope - Doodlebug Designs (got it from Crop Chocolate, great prices!)

circle punches - Creative Memories

Butterfly Stamp - Unity Happy Everything

Sentiment Stamp - Unity April KOTM Follow You Own

Stamp Ink - Tim Holtz Shabby Shutters

Distress Ink - Tim Holtz Worn Lipstick

Twine - The Twinery

bling - Making Memories Paper Reverie

Monday, April 16, 2012

rain or shine

Get Hippity with Ippity's new challenge.... RAIN

I also used Sketch Saturday's Sketch

Rain - CTMH Liquid Glass (I love this stuff)

Printed Paper - Echo Park Summer Days 6x6

Stamp Set - Unity Stamp Co Rain or Shine

Image coloring - Bic Mark It markers

Distress Ink - Tim Holtz Mustard Seed

Ribbon - My Mind's Eye Stella & Rose

Bird Stamp - Unity April KOTM Follow Your Own

Stamp Ink - Memento London Fog


my youngest cousin had her first baby this past week! wahoo & congrats all around :-)

365 Cards has a sketch today with a little added challenge of white space... I am SO VERY bad at white space, I HAD to add some distressing... sorry

Stamps - Unity April KOTM Follow Your Own

Stamp Ink - CTMH Blush, Crystal Blue, Sweet Leaf

Printed Paper - DieCutWithAView

Distress Ink - Tim Holtz Peeled Paint

Black Ink - American CraftsPrecision Pen


Stamps - Unity April KOTM Follow Your Own

Stamp Ink - CTMH Sunflower & Sunset

it is a beautiful day

It's a 3-for kinda card!

Card Positioning Systems provided me the sketch

Really Reasonable Ribbons threw out the challenge of black/white/color of choice

TradeFish Designs is anything goes

Printed Paper - Making Memories

Cardstock - CTMH Watermelon

Distress Inks - CTMH Watermelon, Tim Holtz Black Soot

Stamps - Unity April KOTM Follow You Own

Embossing Power - Zing Silver

Liquid Pearls in White Opal

Liquid Glass on flowers topped with Adirondack Alcohol Ink in Raspberry & Slate

so hard to get a good photo of this one

Friday, April 13, 2012

Thank You

I promise this is my last card for the day, maybe even the weekend but that we will see about!

Sketch from Raise the Bar

Papers - My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Madison Avenue

Background Ribbon - Hobby Lobby

Lace - My Mind's Eye Stella & Rose

Pink Ribbon - American Crafts

Thank You & Dragonfly Stamps - Viva LasVegas

Distress & Stamp Ink - Tim Holtz Walnut Stain

Distress Ink on Flower - Tim Holtz Worn Lipstick

Metal Leaves - CTMH Foundry Flourishes

Flower Die Cuts - Cricut Flower Shoppe Cartridge

Scallop Circle Die Cut - Cricut CTMH Art Philosophy Cartridge

Circle Cie Cut - Cricut Plantin SchoolBook



Stamp - Viva LasVegas

Ink - Tim Holtz Walnut Stain

To have JOY

one must share it.
Lord Byron

Sketch from Skipping Stones Design

and entered into The Old Back Porch: 52 Card Pickup!

Printed Paper - My Mind's Eye Fine & Dandy Girl

Cardstocks - CloseToMyHeart Goldrush & Twilight

Distressing Inks - Tim Holtz Rusty Hinge & Barn Door

Hummingbird Stamp - Unity Dare To Fly

Stamp Ink - Close To My Heart Twilight

Resin Flowers - Making Memories Paper Reverie

Sentiment - My Mind's Eye

Edge Punch - Martha Stewart

small flowers - misc

oh that Ralph Waldo Emerson

I like what he had to say!

and I like this week's sketch over on Sketch Frenzy Friday too!

Printed Paper - My Mind's Eye Blink of an Eye

Flowers - Prima

Bling - Making Memories Paper Reverie

Distress & Stamp Ink - Tim Holtz Barn Door
Stamp - Unity the TIME is NOW

Background behind Stamp - My Mind's Eye

Ribbon - CTMH Barn Red Organdy

Inside is blank

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Make a wish

Every since my card got chosen as a fav, I'm on a mission!  MyTimeMadeEasy aka Pretty Patterns Sketch#54

Kraft Card base - Hobby Lobby

Stamp Set - CTMH Treasures

Versa Mark

Zing Embossing Powder in White & Green

Twine - The Twinnery

Inside is blank

Friendship Blessings

This week at Pretty Patterns Sketch, my card from the previous challenge was chosen as their fav :-)  who wouldn't want to play along again?!

Printed Paper - Echo Park This & That

Pink & Green Ribbons - Making Memories

Twine - The Twinery

Lace - Spare Parts (Hobby Lobby)

Brooch - Making Memories Flutter

Fancy Brad - CTMH & Oriental Trading Post

Roses - Making Memories Paper Reverie Noir

Punch - Martha Stewart

Die Cut - Cricut Heritage

Cardstock - CTMH Chocolate

Distress Ink - Tim Holtz Antique Linen & Walnut Stain


Stamp - CTMH Friendship Blessings

Ink - CTMH Chocolate

Thinking of You

Deconstructing Jen's Deconstructed Sketch No. 47, great card sketch!

Printed Paper - My Mind's Eye A A Beautiful Life

Distressing Inks - Spiced Marmalade & Seedless Preserves

Bling Flourish - Basic Grey

Stamp - CTMH Card Chatter Sympathy

Stamp Ink - CTMH Smokey Plum

Ribbon - SEI

Die Cut - Cricut Paper Lace

Stickles - Orange Peel

Distressed Stickles - Spiced Marmalade

bling on butterfly - Bo Bunny Candy Jewles

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

May all your dreams come true


365 Cards challenge today was "Filler 'er up", that was easy.

Image - Digital Two for Tuesday

Copic Markers & CTMH Colored Pencils


Cardstock - CTMH Crystal Blue (textured)


I wrote it, yep now you know my handwritting

Video Tutorial by ME!

Do you like how this Mask looks?  If so, go take a look at my latest video tutorial on Crop Chocolate!

Also you can join in the newest Challenge from Crop Chocolate to use a sketch from umWowStudios along with a masking technique to be included in their weekly random drawing!

Here's the whole tutorial page:
and Here's my challenge page using the sketch along with making:

The little details