Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Tee for my Sister

Don't you love this little tee shirt stamp??? I got this set from Gina K - over a year ago I think - and this is the first time I've inked it up - so you can see that I'm still working on my New Year's resolution - to USE MY STAMPS!! not just admire them on my shelves!!!

I used today's sketch challenge on Split Coast for my card design and the Doubledog Dare Challenge from Joan Ervin this week was to make a Mother's Day card with an article of clothing on it.

This card will be for my sister, Marcia - since we lost our dear mother, Margaret, 7 years ago (at the ripe old age of 89 - so she had a good long life! - love you mum!) and obviously the Tee shirt stamp is my article of clothing. The sentiments are Papertrey Ink from the Women of Life set. I just got my Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday paper today - so I whipped it right out to use on this card.

I did a little piercing on the scalloped circle and added some bling from Amuse to the shirt - what's a T shirt without bling?!?!? LOL!

You are cordially invited to join along in our Doubledog Dare weekly challenges - just use the Keyword DDC when you load your card in your Split Coast gallery. You can see all the Doubledog Dare cards here.

I'm rushing off again tonight - I haven't been getting to bed until midnight the last few nights - and when you have to get up at 5:30 am for work - that's not good (!) - so I'm trying to get to bed by 10:30 tonight - we'll see if I make it!

Stamps: Gina K: Little Tee's, Women of Life: PTI
Paper: Vintage cream: PTI, Kiwi Kiss: SU, DP Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday - Sunday
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukeniko, Ocean Tides: PTI
Accessories: Foam dimensionals, cuttlebug, Stylized flowers folder, ocean tides twill ribbon : PTI, scallop circle punch, SU, Scalloped edge punch: EK success, red brad, paper piercer

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Little Ribbons of Get Well

I'm catching up on the challenges today - so this card uses little bits of ribbon for the Split Coast Clean and Simple challenge and the colors red, old olive, black and cream for the color challenge.

I used my new Top Note (finally caved and bought it and I LOVE IT - don't look at this card Anne Harada! - she's still resisting the purchase! LOL!) I colored the leaf with my Stampin Up Old Olive marker to get that color in as required for the challenge. The stamps are from Papertrey Ink - the leaf is from the Friends Till the End set and the sentiment is from the Tea for Two set. The big brad is solid black but there is a little glare showing on it in the picture. The top note is up on dimensionals.

Short post tonight - I'm off to eat supper and then into my stamping room again - got some projects I'm working on! Thanks so much for stopping by!


Stamps: Friends till the end, Tea for Two: PTI
Paper: Pure Poppy, Vintage Cream: PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo black
Accessories: Old Olive SU Marker, glue dots, foam dimensionals, true black top notch twill: PTI, brad: American Crafts, Delphinium Petals: Darcie Finishing accents, Top Note die: SU, cuttlebug

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Ninety & 100

2nd ETA: I did add the E to Ninety on my card - I guess I had a brain slip when I was stamping out the letters!!! It looks much better with the E! Duh.....

Wow - it's so good to be back stamping! Did you miss me???!!! Or maybe you didn't realize I was gone for a few days?!?! LOL!

Well - my cards today were made with 2 purposes in mind. First- I wanted to do the Featured Stamper challenge at Splitcoast. Today's FS was Kathy (Wattle) and I chose this card of her's to case. I changed the colors (made mine feminine) and used Labels One for my framings, and made it square.

I read on Amy Tsuruta 's blog about her friend Amy in Canada - who is trying to gather cards for two ladies she knows. Bea is turning 100 years old in Sept and the Mary is turning 90 in Nov and she wants to gather 100 and 90 cards respectively. So I thought I'd help her along by sending one for each lady. The card I chose today in Kathy's gallery gave me the push to get my cards done!

I've had the Headline Alphabet Stamps from Stampin Up (retired) for ever - and I think I've only used them once before - so I was glad to have a reason to ink them up. And I added pearls to the corners because every young lady needs to have her pearls on for her birthday - don't you agree!?!? ETA: I thought that you could spell 90 either ninty or ninety - and I left off the 'e' for spacing issues - but in looking at it - it now seems like I should add the 'e'! what do you think? I can change it before I mail it!!!

If you'd like to make cards for Bea and Mary too please send me an e-mail julia.aston@comcast.net and I'll be happy to e-mail you Amy's address for you to send them to.

DH and I went kayaking in the surprising 80 degree weather here today! We just got our kayaks at LL Bean a couple of weeks ago and were excited to be able to use them so early in the season. We have a little river that goes through our town so we just had to travel about a mile from our house to get in a nice ride today. Here is a pic of DH Kent that I took from my kayak - I had my camera in a special waterproof bag and took the pic right through the bag! ... so it's not as clear as it would be normally - but I think it came out pretty good considering!

Thanks for stopping by today!
Stamps: Headline Alphabet: SU, Mega Mixed Messages: PTI

Paper: White, Lavender Moon, Plum Pudding: PTI, DP Wisteria Basic Grey

Ink: Eggplant Adirondack, Lavender Moon: PTI

Accessories: Narrow rectangle Nestabilities, labels One Nestabilities, Paper Piercer, Textile Cuttlebug folder, cuttlebug, foam dimensionals, Crystal Sticker Pearls, Lavender Moon Luxe Satin Ribbon - PTI

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Revelation 7:17

Gosh - I'm posting so late (again!). I worked all day and then had Bible study until 8 pm - but really wanted to get my His Holy Name challenge done tonight. I used the Split Coast sketch for my 6x6 page although I turned it on it's side and moved up the front panel a bit to accomodate my verse. This is week 8 of the His Holy Name Challenge and God's attribute was LAMB.

I used my new Green Tea Leaf designer paper's from Papertrey Ink as well as some brass ornaments (flowers, ladybug and scrolly) and a cross that I picked up last summer at the Brimfield Antiques Fair. The lamb is from the My Punny Valentine Set by PTI.

I really love the part of this verse 'and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes' - John is speaking about you and me here. What a wonderful promise for us!

You can join in on the His Holy Name challenge at any time - so check it out if the idea is interesting to you - Patter gives us her challenge every other Sunday. There's no deadline for getting any of them done. You just go at your own pace and you don't have to do every challenge.

I've got 3 really busy days coming up so don't panic if you don't see another post here until the end of the weekend - I'm having my hair cut tomorrow night, then DH and I are going to a play on Friday night - and then I am teaching two classes at the Papertree in Manchester NH on Saturday! If you are in the NH area - come by and say hello - Michelle has an absolutely wonderful stamping store there!!

As always - thanks for coming by!

Stamps: My Punny Valentine: PTI, Karen Foster Snap Stamps
Paper: Aqua Mist, Ripe Avocado, Ocean Tides, DP: Textstyle Green Tea Leaf Collection: PTI
Ink: Vintage Cream, Ripe Avocado, Pure Poppy: PTI, Memento Tuxedo Black: Tsukineko
Accessories: Flower Punch: All Night Media, glue Dots, Computer generated verse, Avery label, brass ornaments and cross, Rectangle Nestabillity, Distresser: Heidi Swapp, Martha Stewart Butterfly punch, Foam dimensionals, word window punch: Stampin Up

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Best Friends

I was the hostess this week for the Doubledog Dare Challenge I do with a group of friends on Split Coast. My challenge was to use this cute free Digi Image from Two Scoops Rice Designs to use on their card. Rennae has offered it free on her blog for April. I used this weeks fun MojoMonday Sketch for my card.


I had to make the card big (5x5) to accomodate the size of the image. I used Art glitter on the popped up butterfly. For the back panel on the sketch - I just used a cut out Nestability scalloped square instead of a solid panel. I used Labels Four Nestability for the sentiment and an EK Success punch for the scrolly edge. I colored the image with Prismacolor markers.


You can play along with our Doubledog Dare Challenges - just post your card in your Split Coast Gallery and put DDC in the keywords. You can see all the DDC cards here.


Thanks so much for coming by today!! I'm off to eat my supper!
Stamps: free digi image and sentiment: Two Scoops Rice Designs
Paper: Lavender Moon and white: PTI, Basic Black: SU, DP - Textstyle Friends Till the End and 2008 Bitty Dot Basics: PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Lavender Moon: PTI
Accessories: Prismacolor markers, Rhinestone Stickers, Labels Four Nestabilities, Square Nestability, glue dots, art Glitter- Volare, Sponge, EK Success edge punch, Martha Stewart butterfly punch

Monday, April 20, 2009

Cute as a Dinosaur

Today's CAS (clean and simple) challenge on Split Coast was an inspiration challenge and Jen had us browse through the JC Penny Kids Bedding web site.

My card was inspired by this kids dinosaur bedding set. Of course I had to use the Basic Grey Arcaic/Dino designer paper on this. The cute cut out dino and fun sentiment are from the Cornish Heritage Farm set called Little Boy. Both are popped up on foam dimensionals.

The scrolly edge was punched with an EK Success punch.


I appreciate your coming by today!

Stamps: Little Boy - Cornish Heritage Farms
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Always Artichoke: SU, DP Basic Grey Archaic/Dino
Ink: memento tuxedo black
Accessories: Copics: YG03, E13, Y38, scrolly edge punch: EK success, word window punch: SU, foam dimensionals

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Sprinkling Birthday Wishes

This week's Featured Stamper on Split Coast was Jamie (jaymerz). She has a lot of lovely cards in her gallery! I chose this monster card of hers to CASE. And here is the card I made.I changed the stamps and colors and moved the ribbon to the side - but kept her basic design.

The cupcake base is stamped on an oval cut out with my Nestability and layered to a scalloped nestability. I stamped the sprinkled frosting on a scrap of white - cut it out - and layered it over the cupcake base with foam dimensionals. I colored the sprinkles with Prismacolor markers.

This cute cupcake with the sprinkles on the frosting is from the H&M Stamp Co set called Cupcake Wishes that has 4 different cupcake bases and several sentiments. The fun DP's are from the Basic Grey Cupcake Paper Pad, rather appropriate to match the cupcake don't you think?!?

Thanks for stopping by today!
Stamps: Cupcake Wishes: H&M Stamp Co
Paper: White: PTI, Pacific Point: SU, DP-Cupcake Paper pad Basic Grey
Ink: Pacific Point: SU
Accessories: Oval nestabilities, pure poppy swiss dots ribbon: PTI, small and large oval punches: SU, star brads, foam dimensionals.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

An Inspired Black and White with a Doubledog Dash of Red

This weeks inspiration challenge on Split Coast was a web site store called Skeem. I was inspired by this tower candle.Anne (jdmommy) also Doubledog Dared our little challenge group to make a card using red, white and black so this inspiration fit that bill too - with my added red ribbon. You can join along with our Doubledog challenge - just use the keyword DDC. You can see all the Doubledog challenge cards here.Because the inspiration was clean and simple - I left the card without a sentiment or other embellishments. Inside I stamped a simple "Thanks for Your Kindness" from the Everyday Classics set from Papertrey Ink. (You cannot buy this set - you earned it free by buying 12 sets last year from PTI). Thanks for stopping by today - hope you have a lovely weekend!

Stamps: Fresh Cuts: SU , sentiment: Everyday Classics: PTI
Paper: Bazzill White, Basic Black: SU
Ink: versamark watermark ink
Accessories: white EP, hot gun, pure poppy luxe satin ribbon: PTI

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

H&M Blog Hop - A Mother's Day Inspiration

I'm so excited to be part of the H&M Blog Hop today! All the DT members are creating either a Mother's Day or Wedding project to inspire you!

The hop starts with ~Carolina so if you just came in through me - start over there! (but be sure to come back!!)

For my Mother's Day project - I decorated this lovely little oval wooden box (4 3/4 L x 3 1/2 W x 2 1/2 H) that I purchased at Michael's for $1.00 and covered with this pretty designer paper (Deja Views - Dandelion Geo). I used my Nestability Labels Four to cut the panels behind the flowers. I stamped two different flowers, cut them out and layered them, curling the edges of the top flower to give it some dimension. I added a velvet brad to the center.
I glued a piece of Spring Rain (Papertrey Ink) grosgrain ribbon around the rim of the box. I love how the colors all coordinated so well!

The flowers and sentiment stamps are from the gorgeous H&M stamp set designed by Debbie Corbari called Petals of Friendship.

Inside I tucked a cute little pedicure set that I found at our local Five Below discount store as well as two wrapped chocolates (always need some of that right?!?!?) I figure mum should soak her feet and relax on her day and then she'll need some tools to pretty them up! Look how nicely it all fit inside here!

I designed my card to match the little box using this weeks sketch from Card Positioning Systems
I used the narrow rectangle, square, and Labels One Nestabilities on the card. I attached square silver brads to the ribbons. Otherwise the materials are the same as I used on the box.

Now please hop on over to visit~Melissa to see what wonderful ideas she has to wow you with!! If you lose your way - all of the DT members are listed on my sidebar.

Thanks so much for coming on our blog hop! Please be sure to leave comments along the way letting us know if you have been inspired by our creations!

Stamps: Petals of Friendship: H&M Stamps
Paper: White, Spring Rain:PTI, DP: Deja Views - Dandelion Geo
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Spring Rain: PTI
Accessories: oval wooden box: Michaels, foam dimensionals, Spring Rain grosgrain ribbon: PTI, sponge, Labels Four, Labels One, Narrow Rectangle Nesabilities, scalloped square Nestabilities, Velvet Brads: Making Memories, Rhinestone Stickers, silver square brads, glue dots,Mini Pocket Pedicure Set (Five Below), chocolates, White paper basket Shred: Michaels, Skotch Quick Dry Adhesive.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Monochromatic Coffee!

This is my clean and simple (CAS) monochrome card for the challenge on Splitcoast. I used Ocean Tide with Seascape - both colors by Papertrey Ink.

It is also my contribution for this weeks Doubledog Dare challenge I do with some SCS friends. Beverly (beestamper) challenged us to make a no layer card with a 'bump' (brad, button, dew drop) on it to accent the image. I just layered the image itself as my 'bump' - hope that qualifies Bev??? You can see all of the Doubledog challenge cards here.

The stamp set is Warm Happiness by Papertrey Ink.

Please be sure to stop by tomorrow - I'll be participating in the H&M Design Team Blog hop. The whole design team will be creating wonderful projects for Mother's Day and/or Weddings so I'm sure there will be lots of fun things to inspire you!

Stamps: Warm Happiness: PTI
Paper: Ocean Tides: PTI
Ink: Ocean Tides, Seascape: PTI
Accessories: foam dimensionals

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Hanging It Up!

I made this card for two challenges - the Our Creative Corner Sketch and Sharon's Stamp Simply Hang It Up challenge - to use a hanging tag or charm or stamp an image of something hanging, etc.

I used some fun laundry line stamps that I've had for ages by Inkums Stamps and the sentiment is from Who's that E-girl? by My Favorite Things.

I turned the OCC sketch on it's side and tilted the sentiment block to accomodate my image.

I don't know about you - but I'm completely stuffed from Easter Dinner. We had a wonderful day with family and the sun was shining brightly here in New England although the temp was in the 40's with a biting wind. I was very happy with the sun though - I'm not complaining!!

Thank you for coming by today!

Stamps: My Favorite Things: Who's that E-girl?, Carla's Clothes: Inkums Stamp Set
Paper: Tangerine Tango: SU, Ocean Tide, Vintage Cream: PTI, DP - We R Memory Makers Grandmas Kitchen - Rich Ribbon
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Pumpkin Pie: SU
Accessories: Tags 5 Spellbinders, Copics, velvet brad: Making Memories, scallop circle punch: SU, circle punch, Daisy Doodles Primas, Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder

Saturday, April 11, 2009

The Essence of Love

Todays inspiration challenge on Split Coast was the Grandin Road web site. I was inspired by this botanical printI clear embossed my image on yellow card stock - and sponged all over the panel with brown ink. Then I cut the image in thirds and adhered the pieces over a blue panel. The sentiment is stamped on a Spellbinders double ended tag that is attached with foam dimensionals. I clear embossed the butterfly and attached it with a glue dot.


Today I went to see the musical Dirty Dancing with my sister and two nieces - what a great show it was! The set was just super and the dancers were wonderful - I can't believe that movie came out over 20 years ago!

I wish everyone a Blessed Easter and Passover Holiday!

Stamps: Essence of Love: SU
Paper: Choc Chip: SU, Spring rain, Lemon tart: PTI
Ink: Dark Chocolate: PTI, versamark watermark ink
Accessories: clear EP, hot gun, medijm brads: Making Memories, double ended tags: Spellbinders, sponge, foam dimensionals, glue dots, Martha Stewart Butterfly punch

Friday, April 10, 2009

It's Within You

I combined 3 challenges in this project - the sketch challenge on Split Coast - making my 6x6 page for the 7th His Holy Name challenge using God's attribute of 'King', as well as the Ways to Use it Challenge - to use a label on your project (the verse is printed on an Avery Label).

I took a little liberty with the sketch - making it a square rather than a rectangle and adding the verse panel on the bottom. The gold and red foil strips are a RAK (random act of kindness!) from Susan (One4Joy) (thank you dear friend!)

I chose a verse from Luke using the word Kingdom rather than King - but it spoke so powerfully to me when I found it I just had to use it. I also felt this girls face was the perfect image to illustrate the verse as soon as I saw it. I received this stamp (by Inovative Creations) in a set that I won as a door prize at the Stamp New England Weekend that I recently attended.

It's wonderful when a project falls together just the way you envisioned it - that's what happened for me with this Holy Name Page.

You can join along in the His Holy Name challenges at any time - check out all of Patter's info on Split Coast here. Or click on the blinky on my sidebar to get to her blog. Patter gives us a new attribute every other Sunday. You can see all of the Holy Name creations in the HHN09 Split Coast gallery here.

I appreciate your stopping by my blog today! Leave me a comment so I can come visit you too!

Stamps: Friendship: Innovative Stamp Creation, Karen Foster Snap Stamps
Paper: blue bayou, pacific point, basic black, tangerine tango: SU, DP Basic grey Marakech Masala Bella
Ink: memento tuxedo black
Accessories: computer generated verse, avery mailing label, foil strips: unknown, foam dimensionals, leafy branch cuttlebug folder, word window punch: SU, circle punch, flower punch: martha stewart,

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

A Sketched Thanks and Clean & Simply Distressed

Here is my card for today's color challenge on Split Coast as well as last weeks Doubledog Dare Challenge from Anne (Itsapassion) to use scrapbook sketch SBSC#31 and to include a fashion accessory - The fan is my accessory! The stamps are Hero Arts and Amuse. We'd love to have you join in on our Double Dare Challenges - just post your card on Split Coast and use keyword DDC.

You can see all the Doubledog Dare Challenge cards here.
Stamps: Four Dolls: Hero Arts, Sushi Set: Amuse
Paper: So Saffron, Close to Cocoa, Bashful Blue, Basic Black, DP: all SU
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: copics: E51, B14, Y38, 100, foam dimensionals, Forest Branches cuttlebug folder

And this is my clean and simple card using distressing and sponging for this weeks CAS challenge on Split Coast. My card is 3.5 x 3.5. I distressed the edges of the designer paper and sponged the edges of the card and the designer paper. I stamped the sentiment by Verve Stamps directly on the designer paper. Clean and simple! (well maybe it should be dirty and simple!?!)

Off to eat a quick supper and work on some more stamping projects! thanks for dropping by!

Stamps: Verve Stamps
Paper: New Leaf: PTI, DP - We R Memory Keepers Grandmas Kitchen: Pretty Pinwheel
Ink: New Leaf, True Black: PTI
Accessories: sponge, distresser: Heidi Swapp

Monday, April 6, 2009

A Peeps Nest and How to Begin Forever

Here's a fun little spring treat I made to sell at our church - wouldn't these look super sitting at everyone's place on your dinner table for Easter???!! I found the instructions for making these on Ana Wohlfahrt's blog


Basically - you cut out 2 different size scallopped circles Nestabilities and then cut out the center out with a small circle. (I laid the smaller circle Nestability inside the larger scalloped circle on my cuttlebug and cut out both at the same time). You cut through one side of the scalloped circle - re-attach the ends overlapping about 3 scallops so it curves up. Cut little snips around the inside edge and bend up a little. Put glue around the inside edge and lay the small cut circle on top. Attach the smaller 'nest' over the larger 'nest' with foam dimensionals in the center so it pops up a bit. Add some shredded basket paper and your little peep and there you go! I used designer papers rather than stamped card stock on mine.


You can certainly use any size circles you want - just for reference - I used the 4 1/4" scallopped circle (measuring to outside edge) with the 2 1/4" plain circle and the 3 1/2" scallopped circle with the 1 5/8" plain circle.

In order to keep them clean and fresh for the sale - I placed my little nested peeps inside flat bottom bags from clearbags.com - folded over the tops - punched two slots in the bag and wove my ribbon through. I also stamped 'wishing you a happy Easter' on a tag trio and attached it along the bottom of the bag - but forgot to photo them after I added that!

Papers: Amuse, Crate Paper Seaweed Collection.

Accessories: couble rectangle punch: SU, scalloped circles and plain circles nestabilities, shredded basket paper, various color ribbons: PTI, Scotch quick dry adhesive, flat bottom clear bags: clearbags.com, Peeps Marshmallow chicks, foam dimensionals
Julie (Justwritedesigns) was the featured stamper on Split Coast this week- and I found this lovely card of hers to case. I changed the stamps, colors and punches used but kept her nice design. This pretty arbor stamp is from a set called Outdoor Fairy Tale Wedding by H&M Stamp Company
I used the Swiss Dots cuttlebug folder for the front panel that I also cut with my new Labels Four Nestability. The edge is punched with the fleur de lis punch by EK Success. I colored the arbor with Koh-I-Noor colour pencils and gamsol. I added a little knotted ribbon at the top. I used my hot gun on the ends to curl them a bit.

Thanks for coming by!

Stamps: Outdoor Fairy Tale Wedding: H&M Stamp Co
Paper: river rock: SU, Vintage Cream: PTI, water color paper: Carson (from art supply store)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Accessories: grey copic, Koh-I-Noor colour pencils & gamsol, sheer ribbon: Michaels, hot gun, oval punch: SU, Fleur de lis punch: EK Success, Swiss dots cuttlebug folder, labels four: Nestabilities, foam dimensionals

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Hey Dude! Inspired ATC's

As I was looking through the Frenchbull Website for the Inspiration Challenge on Split Coast - I found these Kids Mini Notebooks and knew that my Doodle Factory Stamps would be perfect for this.I made 4 ATC's (Artist Trading Cards) for this challenge. Starting with a 2.5 x 3.5 white panel, I added the designer papers, stamped Yapples, Zot, Skoober, and Mimo on colored card stock - colored them a little with Copics and attached them with foam dimensionals.The sentiments are from Cornish Heritage Farms Little Guy set. I used the Stampin Up large oval punch. I sponged the edges of the sentiment and the cards with So Saffron Ink, punched the corners and added little gold stickers.


Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps: Doodle Factory Creatures: Starving Artists, Cornish Heritage Farms: Little Guy
Paper: Artist Trading Cards: Hampton Arts, Basic Black: SU, New Leaf, Spring Rain, Berry Sorget, Summer Sunrise: PTI, DP Urban Prairie Basic Grey Paper pad
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, So Saffron: SU
Accessories: gold rhinestone stickers, foam dimensionals, corner punch, oval punch: SU, copics

Friday, April 3, 2009

A Frosted Birthday and a Fried Egg!

My first card uses Julee's Monday Mojo sketch and the colors from the color throwdown challenge - to use pink, turquoise and orange. This cute cupcake and sentiment are from a new stamp set from H&M Stamps called Cupcake Wishes. I added a little scoring along the top of the card with my Scor Pal and used an Ornare template for the piercing.

Stamps: Cupcake Wishes: H&M Stamps
Paper: white: PTI, tangerine tango, tempting turquoise, cameo coral: SU, DP Urban Prairie Basic Grey, Imaginisce twitterpated
Ink: True Black: PTI, taken with teal: SU
Accessories: foam dimensionals, pacific point ribbon: SU, paper ppiercer, Ornare Stencil, dew drops, key tag punch: SU, scor pal


My second card was made for the limited supply challenge on Split Coast - to use 1 color card stock (ok to use neutrals too) use 2 patterned papers and use 3 embellishments.

I used Taylor's Sketch and I stamped an egg on my card which was Sharon's no time to stamp challenge. These fun stamps are from Two Scoops Rice Designs. I used gems, paper piercing and ribbon as my embellishments.

Stamps: Breakfast Set: Two Scoops Rice Designs
Paper: white, summer sunrise: PTI, basic black: SU, DP 2008 Bitty Dot basics: PTI
Ink: true black: PTI
Accessories: circle punches, foam dimensionals, dotted ribbon: PTI, paper piercer, gemstones: Hero Arts, copics

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

I Count My Blessings

Heather over at H&M Stamps has just released three wonderful new stamp sets - a wedding set, a cupcake set (of course!) and a flower set called Petals of Friendship - which is where the stamps on this card are from.

Talented designer, Debbie Corbari created this pretty set. Be sure to check them all out - they are just in time for the spring season of flowers, weddings and celebrations! You can see cards from the other H&M Design Team Members by clicking on their names on my sidebar.

I used today's sketch over at Split Coast for this card and some pretty new designer paper from We R Memory Makers called Grandma's Kitchen. I got it at my local Michaels - they have just started carrying some of the popular DP's like Basic Grey - I'm SO excited!

Don't you love the flower center brad I thought it coordinated so well with the designer papers - all the brads are from a Designer Glazed Brads set by Basic Grey.

Thanks so much for dropping by!

Stamps: Petals of Friendship: H&M Stamps
Paper: Vintage cream: PTI, Tangerine Tango: SU, DP We R Memory Makers - Grandma's Kitchen
Ink: ripe avocado: PTI, Sunset orange Adirondack, So Saffron: SU
Accessories: designer glazed brads: Basic Grey, foam dimensionals, sponge, distresser: Heidi Swapp, labels one nestabilities,

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