Friday, May 30, 2008

Hello fellow blog readers!

I have some bad news -- I broke my camera yesterday :-( I was trying to take a picture from our 2 story foyer and dropped it all the way down and onto the hardwood floor. I just wanted to let you know that I will not be posting until I can get a new camera. But I assure you I will be back once I get that taken care of. I am SO bummed. It was only about a year old :-(

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Bitty Baby Blessings Gift Set

Here is the set of 8 note cards I made for my daughters 1st grade teacher as a baby gift. I had SO much FUN making these cards! (Thanks Elisabeth for letting me borrow the stamp set -- I will be ordering this set ASAP!).

I stamped the onesie & elephant images onto the pattern paper and then cut them out and adhered them with dimensionals to the embossed scallop circles. For the elephants I also paper pieced their ears and adhered them with dimensionals. It is a little hard to see in the photo, but under each scallop circle is the sentiment "adorable" stamped in the same color as the cardstock.

I am hoping they can use them as thank you notes for some of the gifts they receive. Thanks for looking :-)


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Products used:
Stamps - Bitty Baby Blessings (Papertrey Ink), Warm Words (SU!)
Ink - Lemon Tart & Spring Moss (Papertrey Ink), Basic Black (SU!)
Pattern Paper - Bitty Baby Blessings (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock - White, Lemon Tart & Spring Moss (Papertrey Ink)
Embellishments - Summer Sunrise Topnotch Twill Ribbon (Papertrey Ink), Dimensionals (SU!)
Tools - Ticket Corner Punch (SU!), Giga Scallop Circle Punch (Marvy), Swiss Dot Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug)
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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Another Teacher Gift Ensemble

Here is the other gift set that was made for the other preschool teacher. Now, I need to go make a set of baby note cards for my older daughters teacher to match the "It's A Boy" card previously posted. So stay tuned for those :-)


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Products used:
Stamps - Boxes, Bags & Tags, Everyday Blessings, Simple Little Things, Limitless Labels & Ambassador Monogram (PTI)
Ink - Spring Moss & Aqua Mist (PTI)
Pattern Paper - Everyday Blessings (PTI)
Cardstock - White, Spring Moss & Aqua Mist (PTI)
Embellishments - Spring Moss Satin Ribbon & Aqua Mist Swiss Dot Ribbon (PTI), White Gel Pen (SU!)
Tools - Scallop Circle Punch (SU!), Circle Punch (CM), Circle Cutter (Martha Stewart), Giga Scalllop Circle Punch (Marvy)
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Teacher Gift Ensemble

This is a gift set I made for one of the preschool teachers as her end of the year thank you gift. It is a set of 12 flat monogram note cards with matching stamped envelopes. I got the idea from a blog called Chic n' Scratch - (Sorry, I do not know how to add links.) I also altered a composition note book, made a 3x3 card and a matching gift bag (not shown). I will be giving it to her tomorrow, so I hope she likes it! I have another set to make for the aide and will post that as soon as it is completed. (You can click on the photos for more detail :-)



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Products used:
Stamps - Boxes, Bags & Tags and Limitless Labels (Papertrey Ink); The Works Alphabet (CTMH)
Ink - Sweet Blush & Berry Sorbet Hybrid Ink (Papertrey Ink)
Paper - Pink Patterns (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock - White, Sweet Blush & Berry Sorbet (Papertrey Ink)
Embellishments - Berry Sorbet Satin Ribbon & Sweet Blush Swiss Dot Ribbon (Papertrey Ink), White Gel Pen (SU!)
Tools - Scallop Circle Punch (SU!), Plain Circle Punch (CM), Giga Scallop Circle Punch (Marvy), Circle Cutter (Martha Stewart)

Monday, May 19, 2008

It's A Boy!


My daughters 1st grade teacher just had a new addition to his family last week, so this is for him & his wife. I still need to make a set of note cards for her to take in too as his gift. You will hopefully get to see those in the next couple of days.

This card was inspired by many of the cards I have seen with the squares of pattern paper across the front of the card. To dress it up a bit I added two score lines with my Scor-Pal above & below the pattern paper. (It is kind of hard to see those lines in the photo.) The pattern paper you can print FREE from this month to sample the new Bitty Blessing Pattern paper. It is even more adorable in person! I then added the matching satin ribbon and the star is raised up on dimensionals. I used the word window punch for the sentiment, but stuck it back through the punch again to shorten it.

Products used:
Stamps - Nursery Necessities (SU!)
Ink - Spring Moss (Papertrey Ink)
Paper - Bitty Blessings Pattern Paper (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock - White & Spring Moss (Papertrey Ink)
Embellishments - Spring Moss Hybrid Ink (Papertrey Ink), Dimensionals (SU!)
Tools - Word Window Punch (SU!), Scor-Pal
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Sweet One


I needed a baby boy card and found inspiration at Nancy Riley's blog at iStamp (You can find the link to her blog in the sidebar). I love the simplicity of this card and the blue/white color combo. It has a nice clean look. Thanks Nancy for your inspiration!

Products used:
Stamps - So Many Scallops (SU!)
Ink - Bashful Blue (SU!)
Paper - Hostess Prints Pack (SU!)
Cardstock - Bashful Blue (SU!), White (Papertrey Ink)
Embellishments - A Perfect Day Rub-ons for sentiment, Bashful Blue gingham ribbon, dimensionals (all SU!)
Tools - Scallop Circle Punch, Slit Punch (SU!); Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Flolder
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Sunday, May 18, 2008

Eloise Greengrass


Eloise Greengrass is the name of this fairy from Stamping Bella (see post below). She is my FAVORITE fairy from the Chichiboulie line. The sentiment says "friendship is the sweetest flower". I thought that was a perfect saying for this image. I hope you like her too and thanks for stopping by :-)

Products used:
Stamps - Eloise Greengrass (Stamping Bella), Green Thumb (Papertrey Ink)
Ink - Basic Black & Wild Wasabi (SU!)
Paper - Two Scoops (Basic Grey)
Cardstock - White (Papertrey Ink)
Embellishments - Apricot Appeal Brads & Ribbon, Pretty In Pink Ribbon (SU!)
Tools - Horizontal Slot Punch (SU!)
Misc. - Copic Markers & Spica Clear Glitter Pen
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Twinkle Fairy


My friend Michelle let me stamp up some of her new fairies from the Chichiboulie line from They are ADORABLE!!! I am addicted to coloring them with my Copic markers. This one is called Twinkle Fairy. I used a clear Spica glitter pen on parts of the image, but it is hard to see. If you double click on the picture you may be able to see it a little. The pattern paper also has glittery stars. So I thought it paired nicely with the image.

Products used:
Stamps - Twinkle Fairy (Stamping Bella); Mixed Messages (Papertrey Ink)
Ink - Basic Black (SU!)
Cardstock - White & Pretty In Pink (SU!)
Pattern Paper - DCWV Nana's Kids Glitter Paper
Embellishments - Regal Rose & Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon; Dimensionals (SU!)
Misc. - Copic Markers, Spica Clear Glitter Pen
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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Not a winner...


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Here is a card that I submitted to Papertrey Ink for their May Guest Star Stamper challenge. I made this card AS SOON as I got the Garden of Life stamp set and have been waiting to post it until today. I did not win the challenge, but there is always a chance that Nicole will include me in the honorable mentions. She was looking for a project that best utilized the Garden of Life stamp set (which was released in April). As soon as I looked at the set I saw the solid image that you can layer with the spiral rose and saw a peach. So that is what I created, a summer peach. I hope you can tell that is what it is supposed to be...LOL!!! I wanted to create some "peach fuzz" so to speak, so I used my handy dandy SU! edge distresser for all of the square pieces and I inked the distressed edge of the white cardstock with the focal image. I hope you like it and thanks for taking the time to stop by :-)

Products used:
Stamps - Garden of Life and Borders & Corners Monogram Edition set (Papertrey Ink); So Many Scallops (SU!)
Ink - Summer Sunrise & Spring Moss (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock - White, Summer Sunrise & Spring Moss (Papertrey Ink)
Emellishments - Summer Sunrise Top Notch Twill Ribbon (Papertrey Ink); Dimensionals (SU!)
Tools - Edge Distresser (SU!); Circle punches (CM)

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Best wishes to you!


This is a card made with todays card sketch challenge from It is # SC176. I have been dying to use two new goodies - one is the cupcake pattern paper you see here and the other is the It's A Celebration stamp set from This card was definitly a challenge for me. I usually do not use colors this bright, but I just LOVE the paper. I was going to use a cupcake image, but thought that it would be overboard, so I went with the present. Now I am thinking that image is too large, but it is done now. This will probably be a card I use for one of my daughters friends when a birthday rolls around. I have to say I was not sure about that stamp set, but it was SO much FUN to play with! I highly recommend it!!! Thanks for stopping by :-)

Products used:
Stamps - It's a Celebration (Papertrey Ink)
Ink - Pink Passion & Green Galore (SU!)
Cardstock - White (Papertrey), Pink Passion & Green Galore (SU!)
Pattern Paper - Birthday Party from Salsa Celebration Paperz (Junkitz)
Embellishments - Pink Flower (Prima), Brad & White Thin Grosgrain Ribbon (SU!)
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Monday, May 12, 2008

Wish BIG...


I just participated in a Bella swap with several friends and this was my card. I think this is my favorite Bella - Cupcakeabella from She was SO much FUN to color! (Just time consuming as I made 8 of these).

Products used:
Stamps - Cupcakeabella (Stamping Bella), Short & Sweet (SU!)
Ink - Basic Black (SU!)
Pattern Paper - SEI Penelope's Potpourri
Cardstock - White (Papertrey Ink), Basic Black & Ruby Red (SU!)
Embellishments - SEI matching Ribbon, Clear Rhinestones (LSS)
Tools - Slit Punch & White Gel Pen (SU!), Copic Markers
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Saturday, May 3, 2008

Worm Wishes


This card was made for our preschool director who is retiring at the end of the school year. I hope she likes it! I wanted it to be child-like. I used Jen D.'s sketch challenge she posted a couple of weeks back on her blog at I {heart} 2 Stamp. You can find the link to her blog in the sidebar under "Blogs that inspire me".

Products used:
Image - Pink Petticoat digital image.
Stamps - Tiny Typewriter Alphabet (CTMH)
Ink - Mellow Moss (SU!)
Copic Markers - R22, BG93, YG67, Y11, E33
Cardstock - White, Cameo Coral, Barely Banana, Mellow Moss (SU!)
Embellishments - Mellow Moss Thin Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals (SU!)
Tools - Cuttlebug with Swiss Dots folder
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