Monday, December 28, 2009

Black & White with the possiblity of Green

The color combo for this week's Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger is a fun one. This card uses Papertrey Ink's Scattered Showers stamp set and their Black and White Basics pp. The green umbrella is mounted on foam tape. Double click the image for a closer view.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Crafty Secrets Napkin Holders

I made these napkin holders with the free download that Sandy provided to her customers. I love it so much: Christmas sheet music on the perfect shade of vintage cream. I added snowflakes and birds cut with my nestabilities. I cut the edges of the sheeet music with pinking shears and inked them with Antique Linen distress ink. This is my sister Kingslee's. Isn't that a fun name?
Double click the photo for a close-up.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Moxie Fab All Creatures Great & Small Card #2

This little dog is from Pink Persimmon. Her sweater is stamped with Versamagic Pink Pixie ink. Collar glitter is Martha Stewart. Tag image is from Waltzing Mouse stamps. Sentiment is Crafty Secrets. All CS is Papertrey Ink. Also using this for the current Get Sketchy Color Challenge to use a favorite color on a card - pink, pink and more pink:) Double click image for a close-up.

Moxie Fab All Creatures Great & Small Challenge

This is a fun challeng using creatures of any sort. This card features a little bird from Hero Arts and a happy turtle from Unity. The turtle's shell is paper pieced with a piece of Basicgrey paper. Plaid pp is Cosmo Crickett. CS is Papertrey Ink. The turtle's body is colored with copic markers and I extended his grin a little with a miltiliner. Double click the image for a closer view.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Inspired By Challenge

This card is inspired by Charlene Austin's card that can be seen on page 38 of the Papercrafts November/December 2009 issue. I love the simplicity of her card. The sentiment on my card is Papertrey Ink's Big and Bold sentiment set. The large font is so fun.

Hero Arts Tag

I like how this turned out. Love little birds!

Thursday, December 3, 2009


I've been seeing the words 'get sketchy' in the blog world lately so decided to see what it's all about and particpate this time. I really enjoyed this sketch. CS is Papertrey Ink Melon Berry, Aqua Mist and Rustic Cream. PP is GCD. Stamps sets: PTI Holiday Button Bits, Background Basics Text Style and Fall Elegance. The birds were trimmed from a Cosmo Cricket Earth Love paper. You can double click the image for a close-up.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Moxie Fab Old Country Challengs

I'm not ususally one for stickers on cards but when I saw these laser cut stickers a couple months ago I couldn't resist. I love how the swirly antlers are intertwined with hearts and snowflakes. The sticker is attached to Papertrey Ink Kraft paper. Card base is PTI Kraft. The PP is Cosmo Cricket, matted with PTI Aqua Mist. Sentiment is from PTI Mega Mixed Messages.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #19

This little Christmas card is all PTI: CS is Aqua Mist, Dark Chocolate and Spring Moss. There is: 1 {very sweet sparkly} Lavendar Moon button, 1 Raspberry Fizz button, and 1 Aqua Mist button. Image is from Holiday Button Bits. Aqua Mist ribbon. This is such a fun set to use.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

Large candy bar wrapped up in Polka Dots Parade, and the tag is made with Holiday Tags 2008. A 1 1/4" punch works to punch out the center if you ever want to have the center be a different color. Also used Journaling Lines on the tag.
ETA: I was in such a hurry - it was a 1 1/8" punch that I used to punch out the mug:)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger

This card is inspired by napkin #2 in Megan's Tuesday Trigger photo. PP is Sassafras Vintage Yummy. Stamped image is from Papertrey Ink First Fruits. The spoon and fork are brads. I just wish I had a knife to make this little place setting complete:) Double click for a closer look.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

PTI GSS Entry - Paint Can

Front of can.
This is actually the container that holds my foam paint brushes. I was helping set up a dinner for teachers at my son's school and wanted something to put the utensils in that could double as a note of appreciation. I came up with this patterned paper using Papertrey Ink's Teacher's Apple, Vintage Labels, and Mega Mixed Messages. The pencil is a CHF image colored with copics.
Double click for a closer view:)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Moxie Fab Plum Crazy Challenge Card

Here is my take on being Plum crazy. CS is Papertrey Ink silver shimmer. The pp behind the Labels 4 cutout is a Webster's Pages sheet cut to fit. I sponged some Versamagic Perfectly Plumeria ink onto the silver flower petal punchouts. Sentiment is form Wishing You {Papertrey Ink}. I seem to be able to find a sentiment from that set for just about every card I make. Pearls are Blush Kaiser Kraft.
Double click on card for a close-up.

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Hero Arts Challenge Card

This challenge was to make a holiday card with colors that are unusual for holiday cards. I got this color combo from a scrub top I have.

Sunday, November 1, 2009


Take Note Notepad

This one is for me! I've been making a lot of holiday mini notebooks and decided to make one that isn't holiday themed. Sweet Blush, Black and Vintage Cream with Crafty Secrets PP.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Moxie Fab Not Your Regular Ruffles Challenge

I've always wanted to try making a ruffly wedding dress so this challenge was the perfect opportunity. The dress stamp is Hero Arts. I stamped it and embossed with Silver Filigree EP, then stamped it again on Papertrey Ink white shimmer CS and paper pieced it. I then attached several rows of sheer white ribbon in graduating widths. Added tiny pearls for her necklace and a sweet paper rose. Sentiment is from Papertrey Ink Vintage Picnic.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Boss' Day

We need Boss' Day sentiments! This PP is Webster's pages. I stamped and masked off the Labels 1 stamp, then stamped the Wishing You tulips.

On my Couch card

The green paper is a piece from a Webster's Pages 6x6 pad. Chair ink and ribbon are Lavendar moon - I love this color so much. This is for a friend that lives in another state.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

PC October Challenge - Vintage Halloween

I love this image with the owl perched on the pumpkin. PP is Webster's Pages. Sentiment is Papertrey Ink. Pearl flower center is Prima.

Papercrafts October Gallery Challenge - Girly Halloween Treats

The paper band is Crafty Secrets paper stamped with webs and spiders from Papertrey Ink's Spooky Treats II. The tag sentiment is also from this set. Michael's sells colored M & M's so I mixed up some pink and black.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Flourishes Sparkle Card

This little sparkly tree is waiting to be placed somewhere for holiday sparkly cheer. I just love this chair image. I paper pieced the cushions and colored the frame with copics.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Hero Arts Hoiday Accessory Card

This sweet little ornament image is from CL113. I embossed it with Filigree silver EP. The sentiment is PTI Vintage Picnic embossed with Filigree white EP. Silver shimmer CS is Papertrey Ink, PP is Cosmo Crickett. The white frame is Melissa Frances.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Gradiant is Radiant card

The background image on this card is from CHF. It stamped it with Versamark and embossed with black Filigree EP. I then sponged on the following Versamagic Inks: Pink Grapefruit, Persimmon, Thatched Straw, Sea Breeze, Aloe Vera and Spanish Spanish Olive. The sentiment is Hero Arts.
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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Holiday Mini Notebooks

I made these for some special teachers/staff at my son's school. The idea of the mini notebook comes from Mish. I combined the 2008 Holiday Tags set and the Vintage Labels set. Patterned paper is Holiday Vintage Prints and Text Style Pink Patterns. Since these might be popped in and out of purses I sewed the buttons on. I saw this first on Pine's blog. It seemed like extra work but for this project I really need them to stay put. I was very pleased to find out that my embroidery needle fit through the Vintage Button holes, and extra pleased that the Rustic Twine fit through the needle. You can doulbe click on photo for close up.
Thanks for looking. I am going to make more of these soon:)

Monday, October 5, 2009

Papertrey Ink card 3 Australia

This was the most challenging one for me. I had an inspiration painting I found online and took Nichole's tip of adding white dots. When I got done I was cracking up because to me it has a bit of a Scandinavian feel! I think it's the W in the Wishing You sentiment that made me think of that. Oh well. It was a fun card to make.

Papertrey Ink WCMD Card 3 India

Shimmer never shows much in photos but the gold frame is metallic. The rhinestones are Swarvosky hot fix and the stamp images are from Guidelines 1 and Simply Stationary.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Papertrey Ink WCMD Card 2 Mexico

I love how this turned out. Wouldn't it be so fun if we were sitting on that ornate little bench in a hotel lobby waiting for our room. I drew the tile floor and it and the wall were colored with a combination of distress inks and copic markers. The flowers are from the Life set, stamped with Pure Poppy, Raspberry Fizz and Adirondack Red Pepper. The 'iron' decoration on the flower pot is from Simply Stationary. Sentiment is from Vintage Picnic. CS: True Black, Raspberry Fizz and Melon Berry.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Papertrey Ink WCMD Card #1 Japan

My mom often picks me up little things if she is in a craft/paper store and a while back she found these Japanese papers {see lower pictures}. They are so beautiful. They have a metallic variegated finish. I stamped the Tea for Two tea pot with black stazon ink and trimmed it out.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Hero Arts ATC Challenge

The plaid background pp is Papertrey Ink Autumn Abundance. CS is Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream and Kraft. Frame is stamped with Andirondak Stream and leaves are stamped with Papertrey Ink Ripe Avacado. Jute twine is also Papertrey Ink. This is ATC size: my miniature flower frog (I have a large collection of these) makes it look larger:)

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #17

I sure love the combination of Kraft and Aqua. And the Pure Poppy really pops as an accent color. The background aqua floral pattern is a Melissa Frances stamp. Also used Papertrey Ink's Damask Designs. CS=Vintage Cream, Dark Chocolate, and Kraft.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Caardvark Sketchfest 7

Whew! Last card for this Sketchfest. It's been fun. This card's background is vintage wallpaper. The pp is the new Webster's Pages 6 x 6 papers. The image is a Crafty Secrets image, colored with copic markers. I thought it would look sweet in the circle. Sentiment is Papertrey Ink Mixed Messages. All circular cutouts are Nestability dies.

Friday, September 25, 2009

CPS 134

I just can't get enough of this October afternoon PP "Cherry Hill". The gray border around the apple is from Justrite Designer borders. Apple and sentiment is from Papertrey Ink Teacher's Apple. CS is Papertrey Ink Vintage Vanilla and New Leaf. The dots on the apple and the leaf are colored with a Spica glitter pen. Green buttons are from my collection of vintage buttons.

Caardvarks Sketchfest 6

This houses are cut from American Crafts PP called Craft Fair, and adhered to label 1 nestabilities die cuts. Papertrey Ink stamps: Fancy Flourishes embossed with Filigree embossing powder and sentiment from Boards and Beams.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Caardvarks card 5

This Sasafrass floral vintage pp reminds me of an old tablecloth. The other pp is October Afternoon. Sentiment is Crafty Secrets, large chipboard button is Jenni Bowlin.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Caardvarks Sketch 4

The colors are so off in this after-dark photo. Vintage Cream cardstock, Bitty Box Basics pp and Pure Poppy ink from PTI. Apple pp is October Afternoon. Jute twine is PTI also. It's hard to see but the red pp is stamped in Vintage Cream ink with Background Basics Text Style stamp.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Caardvarks card 3

I love the new Krafty Kuts Kraft pp. The stamped part of this card is the rectangular strip. It's a piece from the Sassafras Vintage collection stamped with Papertrey Ink background basics textstyle. Then stamped vine and butterfly in True Black ink. Sentiment is also Papertrey Ink {Mega Mixed Messages}.