Saturday, January 30, 2010

All You Need Is Love

Welcome to the next stop on The Paper Maniac Magical Mystery Blog Hop. The theme was to use a Beatles song as our inspiration. I thought these Little Yellow Bicycle papers that said You Make My Heart Sing were perfect for a music theme. Plus I just love the cool coordinating stickers. My card was inspired by the Beatles song "All You Need Is Love".

Recipe: Sweet Love Decorative Edged Tablet with Die-Cut Stickers by Little Yellow Bicycle, Petaloo Dazzlers, Kaisercraft Pearls, 1.5" Satin Ribbon all Available at the Paper Maniac Store

Additional ingredients: PTI Pink Shimmer Cardstock, Love Charm, Rosebud Memento Dew Drop Ink, dimensionals, Craftsmart sentiment stamp

If you arrived here from Justa Ann Nabors blog, you are on the right track. If not, go back to the Paper Maniac Store blog. Next stop is Emily Niehaus

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Friday, January 29, 2010

Non- Traditional Vday card

Don't you just love when an idea just comes together perfectly from inception to paper?
I wanted to make a Vday card in non- traditional colors. Here is what I came up with. I think it came out nice and cute.

I am not much of a bird fan or any avian stamp to be honest, but these little cuties are not so bad, I think I like them. They are growing on me.

Recipe: Love You Much Stamp set by SU!, My Mind's Eye Be Loved designer paper and elements, SU! Sage Shadow grosgrain ribbon, Prima flower, Prism Cream cardstock, PTI Aqua Mist and White Cardstock, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Copics and Spica pen

Copics used:


Thursday, January 28, 2010

Sock It To Me

Here is a quick valentine I Made a few days ago. I'm still sick so I may not have another card until Saturday.

Recipe: Sock Monkey and sentiment digi from Whimsie Doodles, SU! DSP and Cardstock, Martha Stewart Hearts Border Punch, Reflections Rhinestones, Bubblegum Pink ribbon from Paper Maniac, Copics, SU! Heart Punches

Copics used: E31, E33, E35, E37, R20, R81, R83, R85




Wednesday, January 27, 2010

TGF Relay Day 3

Here is my card for The Greeting Farm's CHA relay day 3. This will be the last day due to overwhelming response for this challenge. I am home sick so I am working from home for the afternoon. Maybe I will feel better later and will be able to work on some more cards.

Recipe: Toby Cub digi from the Greeting Farm. SU! Bashful Blue cardstock, Nana's Nursery dp, Michael's pearls, corner rounder, Neehah Solar White Cardstock, SU! So Saffron ribbon, Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page Rings, Copics:








Monday, January 25, 2010

TGF CHA Relay Day 2

Quick post today, I am tired and cranky and sick, again! Ugh!!! Here is my card for The Greeting Farm's CHA Relay day 2. At least the card is kinda cheery.


Recipe: Wild Sprouts Charlotte digi by the Greeting Farm, Prism Island Mist cardstock, My Minds Eye Be Loved papers and embellishments, SU! Sage Shadow grosgrain ribbon, Copics, white gel pen, and spica pens:


Sunday, January 24, 2010

The Greeting Farm Cha Relay


Here is a card I made for The Greeting Farm's CHA Relay. We got this great Mer Ian digi to work with.



















Recipe: Mer Ian digi by The Greeting Farm, SU! Baja Breeze cardstock, Reflections shimmer cardstock and pearls, SU! Urban Garden DSP, SU! Baja Breeze stripped grosgrain ribbon, Pinafore font, Neenah Classic Solar White cardstock, Copics.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

So Happy ...I have a desk!

Here is a cute card I made a few days ago. Today was quite a tiring day, so no stamping. I woke up with the genius idea that I needed a desk in my bedroom. Needless to say, we are talking about a very small room. I had to clear out one side of my closet to put a bunch of things in there to clear the way for the desk. I am all tuckered out now.

Below is a close up of my card and pictures of my new little craft area. No more need to work on my bed or in the basement. YAY!!!


Recipe: Daisey Bucket sentiment, Pixie Pie digi from Pixie Dust Studios, Sweet Love papers by Little Yellow Bicycle, Antique Rose satin ribbon from Mark's Finest Paper, Love charm from Stamp & Create, Rhinestones from Michael's, Pink Passion cardstock by SU!, Neenah Solar White Cardstock, Corner Rounder, Copics:


My new desk set up....




















Friday, January 22, 2010

Flutterby Valentine

I'm back again today with another card. I had so much fun participating in the last Flutter By Wednesday challenge, that I just had to do it again. This weeks challenge # 93 was to use embossing along with your butterfly, fairy, or angel image. I used Challenge # 22 Die Cuts R Us Sketch # 1 as an inspiration for my card. I thought this patterned paper went perfectly with the sketch. Instead of using an oval like the sketch, I decided to crack open my Lables # 1 Nestabilities and use them for their very first maiden voyage to die cut out the butterfly and butterfly border.

I wanted a magenta butterfly but didn't have that color pigment ink so I inked my stamp with Champagne Shimmer Versamark and then tapped it on SU! Rich Razzleberry ink. Next I used the pouncing technique on the inked stamp with a Melon Mambo marker to add some lighter colored areas. I stamped this on Neenah Solar White cardstock and then heat embossed with SU! clear embossing powder. I thought the white was a bit too stark so I sponged on some SU! Pretty in Pink over the butterfly. Here is a close up of the result:


Recipe: SU! Simple Friendship stamp, Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels One, Versamark Champagne Shimmer ink, SU! Rich Razzleberry Ink, SU! Melon Mambo Stampin' Write Markers, SU! Pretty In Pink ink, SU! Clear Embossing Powder, Neenah Solar White Cardstock, Petaloo Dazzlers, Sponge Dauber, Little Yellow Bicycle Sweet Love patterned paper, Heart charm from Stamp and Create, Pink Satin Ribbon, Bow Easy, Assorted Pink cardstock scraps

Beary Big Hugs

Today's card was so much fun to make. I was playing with all my new goodies from Die Cuts R Us, Belle's and Whistles, and Mark's Finest Paper. I think this stamp, Beary Big Hugs by Elizabeth Bell is the most adorable thing ever! She goes perfect with the goodies in the My Mind's Eye Be Loved Paper and Accessory bundle from DCRU. I love that the papers are 12 X 12 and double sided and the color combinations. I am gonna be able to make lots of cards out of it.

Here is a close up of this cutie:
Recipe: Beary Big Hugs by Elizabeth Bell, Reflections shimmery white and red cardstock, My Mind's Eye Designer Paper and accessories, Antique Rose Satin Ribbon and Heart Charm from Mark's Finest Paper, Rhinestone, Dimensionals, Copics

Copics Used:


Thursday, January 21, 2010

Puppy Love


I made this quick card last night for the Die Cuts R Us Challenge # 22. It was a sketch challenge. Here is the sketch:

Here is a close up of the Puppy and Kitten stamp by Penny Johnson.
Recipe: Puppy and Kitten stamp by Penny Johnson, My Mind's Eye Be Loved Patterned Paper, SU! Sage Shadow Cardstock, Brown Cardstock, Neenah Solar White Cardstock, Nestabilities Small Scallop die, K&Co Pearls and Rhinestone, Copics:(R22, R24, E57, W1, W3, W5, handwritten sentiment with Chocolate Atyou Spica Glitter Pen)

Additional Copics used:

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

With Sympathy

Today I am sharing a sympathy card that my mother asked me to make for a friend of hers whose brother passed away. Her friend is an artist from China, so I wanted something organic and beautiful with an Asian theme. I decided to use these pretty retired papers from SU!'s Green Tea Designer Series Paper collection. The stamp set is Thoughts and Prayers by SU! and I colored the image with Old Olive and Bermuda Bay Stampin' Write markers and stamped the image onto Whisper White cardstock cut using the Top Note Die and my Bigshot. I finished off with some Michael's pearls from my stash as accents. The card base is Certainly Celery SU! cardstock run through the Bigshot using a floral cuttlebug embossing folder. I also decorated the inside of the card to match using Baja Breeze SU! cardstock. (Sentiments are stamped using Blue Lagoon Memento ink).

Finally as a finishing touch, I added a strip of Green Tea DSP to the back flap of the envelope.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

With Love

Ah, alas I am back at work today. But I will leave you with the card I made on my lovely day off yesterday. Today's card was made for the Club Anya and Friends Saturday sketch challenge. Here is a close up of this darling Miss Anya Love image.


Recipe: Miss Anya Love Stamp by The Greeting Farm, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Red shimmer Reflections cardstock, Neenah Solar White Cardstock, Be Loved Designer Paper by My Minds' Eye, Oval and Scallop Nestabilities die, Petaloo Dazzlers, Heart Charm and Antique Rose Satin Ribbon from Mark's Finest Paper, Atyou Spica Glitter Pens in Peach and Lipstick, Rhinestone from M's, Copic ABS D60 airbrush, Oval and Scallop Oval Punches by SU!, Sentiment stamp- SU!, Copics:

Airbrushing done with R22.