Monday, May 30, 2011

Mr. & Mrs. PSA Essentials

Well it's coming on to that time of the year when someone you know is tying the knot.  So I have a few wedding card ideas for you using PSA Essentials Mr & Mrs stamps.  The images are cute and elegant at the same time.  The designer circlet and sentiment are all part of the same set.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

TSG Once Upon a Time




Well it's another fabulous day for hopping the TSG way and I actually have a card this time!!  It was a difficult decision trying to decide which image to use in this soon to be released set by Di.  She has created a wonderful set fit for any Prince or Princess!!

Di's newest set is called Once Upon a Time and here are some quick peaks of all the magical cards the DT have created.
 Once Upon A Time is a 4x8 stamp set that includes a total of 15 of stamps and will sell for $18
 I settled on keeping it simple and focusing on the sentiment.  The sentiments in this set are a perfect fairytale set.  So elegant and pretty.
Hopefully you found your way here from  Kim's blog. Your next stop on the hop is over too Tammy's blog.   Both ladies are such creative card diva's that you're gonna love what that have to show you. 

Wanna win this set, hope on over to the There She Goes Blog to find out how.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

TSG Forever

Hi all!! Thanks for stopping by.  I'm sorry to report that I did not get a card made for today's sneak peek.  I really missed out on these beautifully illustrated flowers by Torico. 

But when I get a chance I'll definately show you what I've made.  For now here's the group sneaks
The blog hop must go on, so if you are here then the very talented Kim must have sent you.  So your next stop is the always gorgeous work found on Tammy's Blog.
Find out how to win this set or if you haven't started the hop then go straight to TSG, do not pass go, do not collect.....hahahaha.  Start at the There She Goes blog.

PS I'm competing in the Craftest Mom contest over on the Cricut Facebook page.  Please go and vote for me if you think I'm crafty. Click here, or I'm at the bottom left corner of page 6.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

TSG Freeze the Moment

Well I'm really excited about this week as it's sneak peek week for
We are starting the week with a stamp set I designed.  
Oh my gosh wait till you see all the amazing cards the DT have made using my stamps.
 
Freeze the Moment  is a 4x8 stamp set that includes a total of  29 stamps and will sell for $18. 
Here's my card
If you are here you should have come from Kim's blog her cards are just gorgeous.
Now it's time to hop on over to another very talented designer's blog  Tammy's blog. 
Or if you want to start the hop skip on over to the There She Goes blog to find out how to you could win this stamp set. 

I'm competing for The Craftiest Mom contest from Cricut.  Please take a look and vote for me. 

Thursday, May 19, 2011

a recycled Happy Birthday card

Welcome to CASE study #40.  Our amazing muse for this month is Sarah Martina Parker.  She is so talented I hope I do her cards justice.
This card is has some thing you might not expect, you see I was invited to a 70th Birthday paper where I could only bring a card if it was made out of Newspaper, cardboard or toilet paper.  Well I had two of the three.  See the white ruffle behind the medallion, well it's made of toilet paper! Then I cut a piece of cardboard and peeled off most of the front, dabbed my finger in white paint and rubbed the edges.  I scored the inside of the cardboard to try and get it to fold a little flatter.  It was a no go.  But fun to make!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Mother's day cards

Good Tuesday Morning!  It's been a few days since I popped in,  I have a Mother's day card to share with you, I could decided if I liked the card background to be all pink so I made another identical card and put black behind it.  It's neat how one colour can change a look so much, what do you think?

Thursday, May 12, 2011

CASE study #39

Awe it's another Thursday and another CASEing.  This month's muse is Sarah Martina Parker and I love her style, so shabby and chic and she uses a lot of my favorite embellishments my most recent being medallions.  Play along with CASE study challenge blog. You will love what you've CASEd.
Here's my card oops I forgot I made a little gift bag this week.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Card Creations Vol 9

Guess what came in the mail today??  Card Creations Vol 9 from Paper Crafts and I'm in it, TWICE!!
You can find them in the Christmas section.  Now that the magazine is out I can share my cards with you.  So here they are. The sentiment is from Waltzing Mouse called Compliments of the Season, isn't it elegant and perfectly vintage.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Big sale and freebie

Whimsie Doodles has a special SALE Page at the online store, where you can get lots of adorable rubber stamps and sets up to 60% off!! The sale runs now through Thursday, so hurry on over!!
Alicia had a really awesome idea, she is showing some cards from past posts the feature the rubber stamps that are on sale. 
Here is Lìl Cupid on sale for $7 (set of 10 rubber stamps)
 Leah Bunny and Easter Basket on sale for $3 each
There's a new tutorial on how to create grass over at the Whimsie Doodles blog and a freebie (see pic below)


Monday, May 9, 2011

PSA giveaway

PSA Essentials is having a give away!! 
It's an amazing prize so stop by the blog and see how to win.
The prize
Cupcake, Rosetta or Frenchie HSN starter kit.  That's 1 stamper, black ink, 2-color ink, 1 alignment tool & 1 pack of Peel & Stick stamps!

Thank you for the Trip

I made this card for my son's Vice Principle.  She made it possible for him to go on a school trip.  I knew I had to use this Oliver for just such a card.  Isn't he the cutest???  What's funny is that my son has been in two school plays and both times his character wore the same hat as Oliver. 
Materials
Oliver and Amelia (Journey) -The Greeting Farm
Paper-Basic Grey-Wander
Spellbinders labels #18
Thank you sentiment-Lizzie Anne Designs
For everything sentiment-CTMH

Thursday, May 5, 2011

MOM

It's Cinco De Mayo!!  And it's new release day for Whimsie Doodles as well as
 CASE study Thursday and it's a new month so it's time for a new Muse.  It's a pretty busy day after a somewhat sleepy week.  This month's muse is the very talented, extremely creative Sarah Martina Parker.
Today's card features Whimsie Doodles newest digi and CASE study's new Muse's card. 
Materials
MOM digi-Whimsie Doodles
Paper-Sleeping Bag-October Afternoon
Flower-Recollections
Butterfly punch-Martha Stewart
Ribbon-May Arts
Petite scallop ovals-Spellbinders

Stop by CASE study challenge blog and play along. 

This week iCopic challenge is making your own grass. 

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Teacher Appreciation

 As you probably already know this week is Teacher Appreciation week and
Whimsie Doodles released some really cute School Shaped cards.  They are super easy and fast to put together.  They come as a JPG so you can just print and cut out.
They come in a zipped file that included a JPEG (just print and cut out) and an SVG file (sure cuts a lot) for the Cricut.  Here are two cards I made using the apple and bus shapes. 
When my Cricut cut out the white part of the apple is also cut out the seeds.  So I could just colour the seeds black or slip the polka dot paper in behind the white.
I used PSA Essentials Super Star stamps for the sentiment and smiley face.
Verve stamps Blue Skies for the note and Vintage Photo distress ink -Ranger.
For the bus I just matted some of the pieces with black cardstock.  The Bus Grill was embossed with Tim Holtz Folder.  Creme brulee ink (CTMH) was used to sponge all yellow edges and smiley face.
I used PSA Essentials Super Star stamps for the sentiment and smiley face.
You will find the card shapes here.
PSA Essentials-Rock Star here.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Mother's Day mini hat

I saw this hat on Splitcoast Stampers and I just had to try one for myself.  I saved all my empty ribbon spools and brought them out to decorate.
Now I have a mini storage hat for a little gift for Mom.
1. start with the empty ribbon spool.
2. peel off the top of the ribbon spool. (hat base)
3. Take a smaller ribbon spool and remove the bottom (make sure it fits inside the bottom spool)  then  trim the top edge along the spool center. (hat top)
4. Decorate the spool pieces. Attach the middle to the bottom with hot glue.
5. Wrap ribbon around the middle tie with a bow and decorate.
Materials
Pattern Paper-Campfire-My Mind's Eye
Rose-Prima
Baker's Twine-Martha Stewart
Ribbon-May Arts
Spellbinders labels 18