Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Long time NO post...

Hi Everyone! I know it has been a LONG time since I posted anything, but I have been super busy with life in general and then I was getting ready for a 3 day scrapbooking retreat that I was at this past weekend. It is quite a bit of work to get all of my projects/supplies together, but well worth it because I got ALOT done! Shown below is a chipboard album that I put together for my MIL for Mother's Day, now all that is left is to add photos and embellishments. The other photo below was one of the layouts I did at the retreat. I am hoping to get some crafting done this week that I will be able to share with you. I hope you ALL have a wonderful day :-)

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Products used -
Family Album: All products from the Meadow Brook Collection by Top Line Creations (TLC).
Layout: All products from the Storytime Collection by Cosmo Cricket.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Snappy Birthday!


I hope you all had a nice weekend! This image was stamped by my friend Elisabeth and I have had it forever! I finally decided to color it with my Copic Markers and make it into a card. I made two of these. One for my Mom and one for my Father-in-Law. They both have beach houses, so I am sure they will love these cards. You can't see it too good, but there is Liquid Glass on the crab & clam's eyes. I hope this little crab makes you smile like it does me :-)

Products used -
Stamps: Crab & Company and Sandy Shells (SU!)
Ink: Black
Markers: Copics
Cardstock: White (PTI), Soft Sky & Real Red (SU!)
Embellishments: Soft Sky Double Stitched Ribbon, Real Red Brad, White Gel Pen (SU!), Liquid Glass (CTMH)
Tools: Ticket Corner Punch (SU!)
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Saturday, April 12, 2008

Not your ordinary lady bug...


I have been itching to use some images I printed from Pink Petticoat and this is one of them. I think the image is adorable, but I could use some MAJOR help with coloring with Copic markers...LOL! I love the markers, but just need to practice using them. Hope you are enjoying your weekend :-)

Products used -
Stamps: Mixed Messages (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Basic Black (SU)
Markers: Bashful Blue (SU) & Copic Markers
Cardstock: White (Papertrey Ink), Wild Wasabi & Bashful Blue (SU)
Pattern Paper: Cutie Pie DSP (SU)
Embellishments: Wild Wasabi Double Stitched Ribbon, White Gel Pen, Dimensionals (All SU)
Tools: Scallop Circle Punch (Marvy) & Photo Corners (SU), Mat Pack & Paper Piercer (SU)
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Thursday, April 10, 2008



FINALLY...we are having a beautiful, sunny & warm day here in Pennsylvania!!! And FINALLY...a card that came from my OWN idea and not inspired by someone else's!!! It has been a while :-) I knew I wanted to make a bright fun card, use Bali Breeze DSP that had yet to be opened and the felt flowers that matched, that also had yet to be opened. And I was not in the mood to stamp, so I wanted to use rub-ons. The above is what came out of ALL I wanted to use. I guess you could call it a "homemade challenge" versus a challenge from Splitcoast Stampers...LOL!!! So here is another challenge for you and I hope you play along... We will call it TPFHC1 for Two Pink Fairies Homemade Challenge #1. Here are the guidelines - Use ANY patterned paper that has NOT seen the light of day yet, Rub-On's versus Stamps, and ANY embellishment that also has NOT seen the light of day! So dust off those new products you have been hoarding and GET BUSY :-) Feel free to post a link in the comments to your creation. I can't wait to see them!!!

Products used - All from SU!
Rub-Ons: Love & Happiness from SAB
Patterned Paper - Bali Breeze DSP
Cardstock - Rose Red & White
Embellishments - Felt Flowers, Black & White Gingham & Pumpkin Pie Thin Grosgrain Ribbon, Black Brads
Tools - Ticket Corner Punch
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Tuesday, April 8, 2008

A 180 degree turn from Summer to Christmas & a challenge for you!


I know you are probably thinking "Wow, she was stuck in Summer with Tart & Tangy and now she is posting a Christmas card, how CRAZY is that!!!"...LOL!!! Well, here is the story - My girlfriends and I do a Christmas card swap once a month so that we have our cards done by October and don't have to worry about them at the last minute. So we each make 10 or so a month and give each other one that we make and keep the rest for our own stash. So the reason why I am sharing this card with you NOW is because it can work with ANY of the Lots of Thoughts sentiments (or any sentiment of your choice) and with ANY patterned paper. That is why I love it! I also love the simple, clean look. I have seen many cards on SCS done in this style and could not wait to try it myself. So my challenge to you is see what you can come up with and share it with me! You can leave a comment with a link to your creation. Are you up for the challenge???

Products used:
Stamps - Lots of Thoughts (SAB set from SU!)
Ink - Real Red (SU!)
Cardstock - Kraft & White (SU!)
Pattern Paper - Holly Lane (SEI)
Embellishments - Real Red & Mellow Moss Thin Grosgrain Ribbon (SU!)
Tools - Square Punch & Craft Knife to make a slit at the top of the card for the ribbon to slide through.
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Monday, April 7, 2008

Super Simple Tart & Tangy Card!


This is the 4th and final card that will be going in the Tart & Tangy Tote I created last week. This was another card inspired by a card map from I must say this is a fun stamp set & paper series to play with. I am lovin' it! Thanks again for stopping by and I hope you have a bright & happy day :-)

Products used: ALL SU!
Stamps - Tart & Tangy, Spring Solitude
Ink - Real Red, Old Olive
Cardstock - Real Red, Bashful Blue & White
Pattern Paper - Summer Picnic DSP
Embelishments - White Gel Pen
Tools - Scallop Circle Punch & Circle Punches
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Saturday, April 5, 2008

An ORANGE for you...


Here is another card to go in the Tart & Tangy Tote (below in another post). This card was inspired again by a card map from I cut a portion of the patterned paper with a circle punch so that the orange would fit nicely inside. I know my friend Elisabeth will LOVE this one because her favorite color is ORANGE!!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Products used: ALL BY SU!
Stamps - Tart & Tangy and All Holidays
Ink - Pumpkin Pie
Cardstock - White
Pattern Paper - Summer Picnic DSP
Embellishments - Pumpkin Pie Striped Ribbon, Dimensionals
Tools - Circle Punches
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Friday, April 4, 2008

MORE Tart & Tangy...



Here are a couple of cards I made with the Tart & Tangy set. They are 2 out of 4 that will go in the tote (shown below). Both of the layouts were taken from Card Maps from It is a great website with LOTS of FREE ideas!!! Thanks for stopping by and have a WONDERFUL weekend :-)

Products used for the APPLE card -
Stamps - Tart & Tangy, One of a Kind
Ink - Real Red, Old Olive, White Craft Ink by SU
Cardstock - Old Olive, White
Pattern Paper - Summer Picnic
Embellishments - White Gel Pen, Dimensionals
Tools - Circle Punches, Scallop Circle Punch

Products used for the CHERRY card -
Stamps - Tart & Tangy, All Holidays
Ink - Real Red
Markers - Real Red & Old Olive
Cardstock - Bashful Blue & White
Pattern Paper - Summer Picnic
Embellishments - White & Real Red Thin Grosgrain Ribbon, Staple, Dimensionals, White Gel Pen
Tools - Stapler, Tag Punches
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Thursday, April 3, 2008

Another treat box...


Here is the other treat box I promised I would share with you. This one uses mainly Papertrey Ink products. I used two of their new stamp sets for this project. I have a wedding business selling wedding invitations, accessories & favors that I am planning on re-starting soon. So this is a little favor I made to use as a sample. The sentiment says - Perfect Blend and it has coffee beans inside a clear bag. I love the monochromatic look and do do that too much, but I think it works for this.

Thanks for stopping by and have a GREAT day :-)

Products used:
Stamps - Boxes, Bags & Tags and Favor It Weddings by PTI
Ink - Spring Moss & Stampers Select White by PTI
Cardstock - Spring Moss by PTI
Pattern Paper - Everyday Blessings by PTI
Embellishments - Spring Moss Satin Ribbon by PTI, White Taffeta Ribbon by SU, White Gel Pen by SU
Tools - Circle Punch & Scallop Circle Punch by SU, Hole Punch
Clear bag from SU
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Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Tart & Tangy Treat Box


I was lucky enough the other day to get to make some SU! make n' takes. One of them was a little treat box, so I made one to match the tote I posted yesterday. Thanks to LeAnne over at Wee Inklings for teaching me how to make these cute little things. You can find the link to her blog on the sidebar.

All you have to do is cut a 5x5 square, score it at 1 1/2" on all 4 sides and glue the box together, then decorate it just the way you want! I used my new Scor-Pal to score the box and it was easy as pie! I have another treat box to show you tomorrow, so stay tuned!

Products used - ALL STAMPIN UP'
Stamps - Tart & Tangy
Ink - Real Red, Old Olive
Cardstock - Bashful Blue, Real Red, White
Pattern Paper - Summer Picnic DSP
Embellishments - White Thin Grosgrain, Bashful Blue Brads, White Gel Pen
Tools - Circle Punches, Scalloped Circle Punch
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Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Tart & Tangy Tote


How cute is this tote? I followed the tutorial from a blog called Toy's Haven ( It was so FUN to make! I will be making 4 standard size cards with matching envelopes to fit inside. They will each have one of the fruits on them from the NEW Tart & Tangy stamp set. The strawberry on the front of the tote is from the Tart & Tangy stamp set. I stamped the strawberry in Real Red and then stamped it again in Old Olive and paper pieced the green stem over the red. It is easy to do and gives it just a little more dimension. The image is also raised with dimensionals which makes it pop a little more. What you can't see in the photo is that I faux stitched the handles all the way around with the white gel pen. It is such a FUN, BRIGHT & HAPPY project! Thanks for stopping by :-)

Products used: ALL STAMPIN' UP!
Stamps - Tart & Tangy
Ink - Real Red & Old Olive
Cardstock - Real Red, Bashful Blue, Old Olive, Whisper White
Pattern Paper - Summer Picnic Designer Series Paper
Embelishments - White Gel Pen, Real Red Brads, Real Red Striped Ribbon, Dimensionals
Tools - Circle Punches, Scalloped Circle Punch, Corner Rounder w/ guard off
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