Monday, March 31, 2008

Thank You for Spring!


This is a swap card I made using the Spring Solitude Bundle (Level 2 Hostess Set). I was not sure about this set when I first saw it, but after using it I REALLY like it. It is worth earning it for FREE!!! I used a color combo that was a recent SCS challenge - River Rock, Basic Black & Whisper White. As soon as I saw that combo I knew I wanted to make a card with those colors. It is a very classy combo. This card is 4x4 in size. I got the inspiration from another SCS'er.

Products used: ALL PRODUCTS BY SU!
Stamps - Spring Solitude Stamp Set & Matching Wheel
Ink - River Rock & Basic Black
Cardstock - River Rock, Basic Black & Whisper White
Embellishments - Dimensionals, Basic Black Thin Grosgrain Ribbon & Black and White Gingham Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you all have a WONDERFUL day :-)
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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

No cards today...




But doesn't this make you WISH for SUMMER!!! We went to Myrtle Beach, SC for Easter (which is a 10 hour drive - UGH!) to visit my Mom & Step-Dad who just had a house built there. Even though the drive was long it was worth it. The girls had a blast. Their favorite part was flying the kite! We can't wait to go back this summer :-)

I hope you ALL had a WONDERFUL holiday too! Thanks for stopping by. I am hoping to post some cards tomorrow.

Have a GREAT day :-)
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Friday, March 21, 2008

I've been tagged :-)

I have been tagged by LeAnne over at Wee Inklings :-) You can find the link to her blog in the sidebar under 'blogs that inspire me'. Make sure to check out her work. She has LOTS of cute projects and ideas! I am supposed to tell you 7 things about myself, so here goes...

1. I live in Thorndale, PA, but my hometown is Charlotte, NC!
2. My favorite color is PINK!
3. My favorite foods are chocolate, donuts and down home southern cooking - YUM!
4. I am a full-time stay-at-home Mom to my 2 girls.
5. I love to volunteer at my oldest daughters elementary school and my little one's preschool. With all the time I put into both of them I could be RICH and have TONS more scrapping & stamping supplies...LOL!!! But I love it and would not trade it for a thing.
6. My major in college was Fashion Merchandising/Business. I guess that is why I LOVE to put different patters/colors of paper together. It is like playing with fabrics!
7. The one thing I miss most from my childhood is going to Lake Wylie in NC on our family boat.

I am tagging Michelle (from Bellakitty Creations), Stampin' Mommy of 4 & Pamela (from Cherish Your Memories).

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Easter Treats




These treats were all made for my Mom & Step-Dad :-) We will be going to their house for Easter and seeing the house they just had built in Myrtle Beach, SC! I can't wait. The girls are just a "little" excited too...LOL!!!

The bag is from Papertrey Ink and is filled with my Mom's favorite coffee beans - Chocolate Raspberry! The large stamped image I got when I placed an order from Eclectic Paperie, as well as the main image that was used on the nugget box. The other two stamps used on the bag was an Easter egg from SU Tag Time (retired) set and the sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's Mixed Messages stamp set. The colors used were Wild Wasabi, Groovy Guava & Soft Sky. I used matching Copics to color in the main image.

I used a clear card box from Papertrey Ink to create the nugget box. I saw someone else do this and thought that it was so cleaver. It is great when giving to someone who may not use the more expensive nugget tins again. It also holds 18 nuggets versus 12. The nuggets used for this project are all Hershey's Special Dark w/ Almonds, which are also one of my Mom's favorites! The colors are again Wild Wasabi, Groovy Guava & Soft Sky. I used matching Copics to color in the main image. The ribbon is SU's Whisper White Thin Grosgrain and Soft Sky Double Stitched Grosgrain. I used Avery Labels to create my nugget wrappers with Papertrey Ink's Limitless Labels stamp set.

My girls made the lollipops for them and I made the little tags from an Elzybell image my friend Elisabeth let me stamp up. The sentiment again is from Papertrey Ink's Mixed Messages stamp set.

I hope these projects give you some inspiration for your own! Have a WONDERFUL holiday :-)
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Monday, March 17, 2008

Long time, NO post...


Sorry I have not posted in a while. I can't believe it has been over a week - YIKES!!! I have had no time to papercraft lately :-( But the girls and I have been busy today making some chocolate Easter pops! YUM! The girls have spring break this week so I have been trying to come up with some activities so they do not kill each other. This project was a HUGE hit!!!

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by :-)
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Saturday, March 8, 2008

Sweet little 3x3's...



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I was surfing SCS this morning and came across these download-able images from Pink Petticoats and could not resist purchasing them! I had so much FUN coloring them in. The photos are not great due to poor lighting today. We are having a dreary rainy day here in PA. Stay tuned for more cards made with similar images!

Products used:
Digital imgages from Pink Petticoats
Stamps - Sentiment from Limetless Labels set (Papertrey ink)
Ink - Black Stazon
Cardstock - Barely Banana (SU), White (Papertrey Ink)
Copic Markers to color images
Embellishments - Wasabi Striped Ribbon & Dimensionals (SU)
Tools - Marvy scalloped square

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

More Papertrey Ink...


I have had the polka dot circles punched out for about a week now with this card in mind. I finally found time to make it today. Not sure if you can see, but the polka dot flower centers are raised with dimensionals. The card is also sitting on a matching stamped envelope. Enjoy!

Products used:
Stamps - Women of Life (Papertrey Ink)
Ink - Ruby Red, Groovy Guava & River Rock (SU!)
Cardstock - White (Papertrey Ink)
Pattern Paper - Ginger Blossom (SU!)
Embelishments - River Rock Stitched Ribbon & Dimensionals (SU!)
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Monday, March 3, 2008

Trying not to hoard the new Papertrey Ink goodies!!!


I am just loving all the new Papertrey Ink products and want to make sure I use them and not hoard them until something else new comes along and then it really gets neglected...LOL!!! I am sure you all have fallen into the scenario :-) I really enjoyed making this card and especially love the bow! I am a ribbon addict and this ribbon is YUMMY!!! I also like the smaller size of the card. It is 3 1/4 x 5 1/2. I tend to always make standard size cards and it can get boring, so I wanted to change it up.

Happy Monday and thanks for looking!

Products used:
Stamps - Priceless (SU!), Women of Life (Papertrey Ink)
Ink - Spring Moss Hybrid Ink (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock - Aqua Mist (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper - Everyday Blessings (Papertrey Ink)
Embellishments - White Gel Pen (SU!), Aqua Mist Satin Polka Dot Ribbon (Papertrey Ink)
Tools - CM Corner Rounder
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Saturday, March 1, 2008

An old card made new!

This is the new card:

I did the original card around designer ribbon I wanted to use (below). But for this NEW card (above) I made the paper look like the ribbon. I thought Friendship Blooms was a PERFECT set to use to re-create the ribbon! The colors I used in the new card are Chocolate Chip, Groovy Guava, Soft Sky & White. The stamp set is Friendship Blooms from the Sale-A-Bration brochure and the sentiment is from the Love & Happiness Rub-ons in Chocolate Chip, also from the SAB brochure.

Here is the old card:
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Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend! Thanks for looking!