Friday, May 29, 2009

Five Minute Friday Birdie


I am loving these little Felties!  Last week I showed the little owl and this week is this cute little guy

I used some Nestie Scalloped Circles I had in my scrap bin and some strips of brown paper I had out to make a little tree for this little guy to sit in.  Isn’t he cute?

Then I stamped the greeting from All Occasions Messages in Palette Burnt Umber and flanked it with the itty leaf (from the same greeting set) in Palette Landscape.  TADA!  Seriously…this wasn’t even 5 minutes!

Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

More Mother’s Day cards


Oops!  I just realized I never posted these two cards!!  HAHA!  Well, the layouts could be used for non-Mother’s Day cards so here you go!

Both of them use my favorite White Vases from The Card Company.  The blue one has the pink bouquet of flowers with a piece of white satin ribbon and pearls to accent the Victorian Pierceability border on the top and bottom.  The DP is the backside to Paisley Patch.


This other card uses Yellow Roses (my favorite flowers in case anyone was wondering).  :)It is layered on Oval Nesties and the ribbon is the sage faux suede.  YUMMO!  It matches the green in the Sugardrop DP perfectly.  The base of the card is our thick acetate.

The saying one both is from Happy Greetings – a great little (inexpensive) versatile set for this time of year and stamped in Palette Noir.

That’s it!  Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, May 25, 2009

DT Challenge and SOA Challenge


Happy Memorial Day!  I hope you’re taking some time to enjoy your day off and to ultimately remember why we all have this day off.

This card is serving double duty today.  As I mentioned, PCP is hosting a Stampin’ Out Alzheimer’s fundraiser beginning TODAY and IHP and the IHP Design Team are sponsoring a challenge.  So this card is a combination DT Challenge and my SOA Challenge card.  You can play along to get a change to win a Flower Soft assortment (hand selected by me!) that is valued at over $30.  The winner will get:

All you have to do to play along is donate at least $5 to the SOA fundraiser HERE and then make a card or project that uses some sort of textured flower as your focal point.  It can be Flower Soft or flock or glitter or textured paper or any other flower that is textured. 

Additionally all SOA donors are invited to use an exclusive 10% off coupon through May 31 in our store off all items, including new and on sale items. And, as always free US shipping on orders $40 and over!  But, you have to donate and login over at SOA to see our ad to get the code!

PLUS…(as if that wasn’t enough!) go HERE and leave me a comment to tell me you donated and you’ll be entered into my special thank you blog candy drawing.

So…all those incentives plus amazing giveaways through other SOA sponsors (over 40 companies!) and a chance to reach out and make a difference for a very worthwhile cause…what more reason do you need to donate just $5!?!!?  GO NOW!!!!

Back to my card details…

For my card I kind of CASED myself because I love the look of the Sunshine Yellow Flower Soft as daisy middles.  So I used some fabric flowers I had and made them into daisies.  I used the Olive Vine ribbon for stems – cute huh?  The background is embossed with the new Impressabilities Butterfly.  The greeting is from Chelsea Greetings and is stamped in Paris Lights (P.S. – ALL PALETTE INKS ARE only $5.50 now!) onto a tag from Nesties Ribbon Tag Trio and is adhered with the sage faux suede ribbon

I love all the textures on this card – the Flower Soft, the suede ribbon, the embossing and the stems.  I wish you could feel it!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Stampin’ Out Alzheimer’s reminder

The fun starts tomorrow over at PCP!  If you haven’t donated your $5 to gain exclusive access to giveaways, projects, downloads, tutorials, challenges and much, much more – WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR!?!!

(If you’re reading through Google Reader you can’t see the widget on the left so please click through and you can donate easily by clicking it!)

$5…that’s it!  GO NOW!!!  And then go here and tell me you donated to be entered into my thank you blog candy!

THANK YOU and I hope to see you over at SOA this week!!!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Stampin’ Up! deals anyone?

Just a quick note that yesterday I listed 114 Stampin’ Up! items for sale on eBay.  Everything is listed for $5 and I just want it GONE!  So, if you’re looking for some SU! deals, please go check them out!  I also have TONS of DSP, 12x12 cardstock and embellishments that I will be looking to get rid of once these auctions all close.  Boy is my mailman really gonna hate me in about a week!  So, if you’re looking for something, please let me know.  I’ll give you a great deal!!

Thanks and have a great weekend!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Five Minute Friday Owlie


Happy Friday!  I hope you have a nice Memorial Day planned!

I’ve got a few things to talk about.  First of all, how cute is this owl??  He is called a Feltie and he is from the new Sassafras Lass line Jungle Bungle.  He comes in a package with a few friends and they are are adorable!  The base of this card is SU! Garden Green, layered with SU! Summer Sun.  The little tree tag behind him is a sticker from Jungle Bungle.  There are some great shapes on this sheet and makes for a super quick card.  The ribbon is the Brown Leaf Vine and was the perfect tie-in to the tree/owl theme.  The greeting is from Chelsea Sentiments and I stamped it in Palette Burnt Umber and Sunflower.  Cute eh?


Second, I would love for you to join me in PaperCraftPlanet’s Stampin’ Out Alzheimer’s week that is coming up.  I have a post (and blog giveaway!) about it here but I will summarize the details for you here:

- Beginning May 25th and running through the 31st, PCP will be hosting a fast-paced, fun-filled week with amazing giveaways and a chance to make a difference for a very worthwhile cause.

- At the end of this event, 100% of the funds raised will be donated directly to the Alzheimer's Association.

- We are a proud sponsor and will be hosting a challenge during this special week as well as offering an exclusive coupon to those who donate.

- CLICK HERE to donate $5 and join the week long event!



Lastly, be sure the check the NEW section of the website.  There are lots of new goodies including luscious 100% silk ribbon, new Our Craft Lounge sets and all of the new SPICA colors (shown at left)!  Copic has yet to provide the official color chart so I whipped this one up just for you to be able to see the new colors.  Aren’t they pretty?!!

Well, aren’t they?  Go get them now!!!  And, if you join the PCP SOA you can even use your exclusive coupon to get a discount on them!  How awesome is that??

Have a great weekend!  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Help Stamp Out Alzheimer’s!

Did you know that 5.3 MILLION people die of Alzheimer’s disease each year in the US?  Please join us and PaperCraftPlanet to help Stamp Out Alzheimer’s!

Beginning May 25th and running through the 31st, PCP will be hosting a fast-paced, fun-filled week with amazing giveaways and a chance to reach out and make a difference for a very worthwhile cause. At the end of this event, 100% of the funds raised will be donated directly to the Alzheimer's Association to help with

their efforts to provide and enhance care and support for all those affected by this heartbreaking disease.

Please click on the widget to donate $5 and this will give you exclusive access to the SOA event.  This amazing papercrafting event includes over 40 generous sponsors, challenges for just about any type of papercrafter, hundreds of dollars in prizes, and a beautiful online community.

We are a proud sponsor and will be hosting a challenge during this special week as well as offering an exclusive coupon to those who donate.

So, please join us and make help a difference.  If you join, please leave a comment and let me know.  I’ll be doing a drawing at the end of the month and one lucky winner from this post will receive a very special box of goodies, selected especially by me.

Thank you for helping!!

Visit Stampin' Out Alzheimer’s

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Are you sick of birthday cards yet?


I told you I had a lot of birthday cards to make this month! And, fair warning…July is even worse!!!

This is a super simple card but I love the fuzziness of it! Those pink swirls are super soft velvet Class A Peels (the same pack I used to make this acrylic block picture frame) and the dots on the ribbon are a little fuzzy too. I was sitting here petting this card earlier! Haha!!!

The tag is made from Oval Nesties and I put little rhinestones in alternating scallops. The greeting, from (you know it by now, right?!!) Chelsea Sentiments is stamped in Palette L’Amour Red.

The base is PTI cs and the paper is a scrap of MME that I had from when I made Sarah’s little believe frame.

Thanks for stopping by today - hope to see you again soon!

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Monday, May 18, 2009

Hap-BEE Birthday Sarah!


Yes, ANOTHER birthday!  Now you see why I needed all of those cards, right?

Today is inaugural DT member Sarah’s birthday.  Even though she’s not on the team anymore I wanted to wish her a very happy day.  Her SCS name is Sairabee (thus the bee reference) so please head over to her blog and wish her a happy one!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Happy Birthday Lori!

Birthday dog(9)

Just a quick post today to wish DT member Lori a very happy day!  She’s a great doggie mommy and I thought this little image was adorable.

Please stop by and send her birthday wishes!

Hope you and Cosmo have a great day Lori!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Five Minute Friday Birthday


Happy Friday!! I told you you’d see this greeting again!! I love black and white with a bright color. I just love how it pops right out at you.

For this easy card I used PTI Lemon Tart at my base, a piece of Floral Garden paper and then created a tag from my oval Nesties, alternating circle, scallop, circle so that the yellow scallop would be against the black for some additional contrast. I stamped the greeting from Chelsea Sentiments in Palette Noir and Paris Lights. I know I’ve been just using this one greeting but this is one of my favorite greeting sets. I love the different fonts in the set and the variety of sayings.

The ribbon is my faux suede favorite in yellow this time. Between the texture on the designer paper and the softness of the suede ribbon, this card is very tactile and super simple to put together.

I hope you’ll try it! Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Happy Birthday Flowers


First off, a giant Happy Birthday to DT member Dee. She is celebrating her birthday so please stop by her blog and send her well wishes! I'm so glad to have her on the team and wish her good health in the coming year!

I’m loving my rediscovered fabric flowers from years ago on QVC. This time, instead of Sparkly Flock or Flower Soft, I used Stickles to make their centers.

The yellow ones are filled with Orange Stickles and the white one has Yellow Stickles. This is a pretty quick and easy card, although with laying the ribbon down and drying time on the Stickles it couldn’t quite count as a Five Minute Friday card.

The base is SU! YoYo Yellow with a strips of black and white down the middle. The ribbon is this stitched grosgrain and the greeting is from Chelsea Greetings and is stamped with Palette Noir. I’ve got a lot of birthday cards to send out this month so I’m sure you’ll be seeing this greeting a lot!

Thanks for stopping by! I’ll see you again on Friday!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Five Minute Friday Wedding


Happy Friday!  It’s wedding season and weddings are a great way to use up some of that Valentine’s Day paper you got.  For this card I used a piece from Basic Grey’s Bittersweet collection called Mousse.  YUMMY!  I love the colors and the swirly hearts. 

The top ivory piece is embossed with my Flower Impressability and then a small scrap of the Venise Ivory lace is laid down on top of where the two meet.  I think the lace makes it look so elegant. 

The little tag at the bottom was made from my Long Scalloped Rectangles.  I ran it through twice so that I could adjust the height of the scalloped rectangle.  I love how versatile Nesties are!!

Finally I stamped the greeting from Chelsea Sentiments in Palette Burnt Umber, trimmed out two little flowers from the lace and that was it!

I hope you have a lovely weekend.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Happy Mom’s Day card


My mother doesn’t read my blog (I would be completely bowled over if she even knew what a blog was!) so it is safe to post her card today.

This is a pretty quick acetate card. The put a piece of white cs on the back so I had something to write on and then piece the front together from papers from Upsy Daisy’s Tweet line. I love these little birds!! Both panels are from Calm and I just used the front and back of the paper. Perfect coordination! The color match perfectly with the reversible light blue/parrot green ribbon so I made a little bow to show off both sides of the ribbon.

I placed little pearls in the centers of the flowers and on the little ends of the swirl under the greeting. The words and swirl are from a cutie little set that is perfect for this time of year called Happy Greetings and are stamped in Palette Burnt Umber.

This is being mailed off today with her gift. Hope you’ve made your cards already!

Thanks for stopping by! See you again on Friday!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Five Minute Friday Froggy


Happy, happy Friday and happy May Day (whichever one you celebrate, if any)! 

My thumb is still swollen so I couldn’t do a lot of stamping this week.  *pout*  But I did manage to pull this out of my hat.   Isn’t this froggy just the cutest?  He is from the SparkleClear set called Froggy.  Imagine that!

My base is SU! Gable Green with a Cuttlebugged background.  I stamped the little frog in Palette Noir, colored him with my Prismacolor pencils and used my colorless blender to shade him.  His little spots have Eucalyptus Stickles on them for some shimmer.

The greeting is from Mini Messages and is stamped on a tag from Ribbon Tags Trio that I sponged the edge of.  Googly eyes and some Lime Glimmer ribbon were the finishing touches for this little guy.  What do you think?

Don’t forget the 10% off coupon expires on National Scrapbook Day – midnight EST on Saturday May 2.

Have a great weekend!  Thanks for stopping by!!!