Monday, February 27, 2012

Fluttering By...

Love this adoreable silloutte stamp from Stamping Bella (Jane Girl... by Jane Davenport).  I paired her off with this beautiful Prima paper (Flights of Fancy Collection) I had... then proceeded to cover it all up.  lol

I used Spellbinder & MFT dies with Martha Stewart punches.  I embellished with piped nylon ribbon & velvet ribbon with adhesive pearls... and the sentiment on the inside is once again from Create with TLC (yes, another freebie!).

Well I'm about to flutter out to the television because Batchelor is about to start and I'm secretly hoping that Courtney has got her bags packed.... lol

Night all.

Sunday, February 26, 2012


MFT is in da house!!  Picked up my order on Friday from the post office... in a snow storm no less.  So I've been playing a little this weekend with the "Who's That Parisian Girl" set. 

I used two of my new MFT border dies, notebook edge and monarch - gotta try all the new stuff out right away! lol

DP is Basic Grey... I was searching through my stash to find something with a small enough print to paper piece.  Reminds me of doing those cut-out dolls when I was a kid.  8)

Inside not done (yet) ... gotta sleep sometime!  lol

Friday, February 24, 2012

A Good Friend

Love love love making friendship cards so this image from Mo Manning was a must have for me.  Nobody understands like a good friend, right?

I dug into my new batch of Pebbles paper - love the texture of this stuff (the pink strip is from my stash).  I used Spellbinder & MFT dies & a couple of Martha punches for the leaves.  As always, coloured with my Copics. 

The sentiment on the inside is a FREE digi from Create with TLC. Their digi stamps are AMAZING!  All the sentiments are in gorgeous fonts and I thought this one especially matched up nicely with the Mo Manning image.  Unfortunately I didn't leave room on the front for it - lol - but I like it on the inside too.

Well that's it for me.  It's Friday night and it's pj's & tv time!  Yup - party girl - that's me!  Not... lol.  Love weekends though... hope you are enjoying yours. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Plain or Not Too Plain?

I've had a hankerin lately to do something in vanilla & white.  Too bad I didn't have a wedding to attend on the horizon... so instead I decided in the end to go with a birthday theme.

I had fun working with the different Spellbinder & MFT dies, but honestly I was really wanting to add some colour.  I snuck a yellow rose in at the end just to add a focal point because the whole thing was just putting me to sleep!!  Maybe it's just too "wedding-ish" ??  I dunno...I've seen others do the white/vanilla theme and my jaw drops.  But I may try it again with some COLOUR.

Here's the inside.........(caution:  ZZZZZzzzzzzzzzz's ahead)

I used a mixture of pearls & brads with some sheer ribbon.  Stamps are from Just Rite.  Along with the SB & MFT dies, I used a MS punch at the bottom along with an embossing folder.  A little machine stitching finished it off.   And a long nap finished me off. 

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Happy Birthday Mom

Okay, I'm a little behind in posting. This is the card I made for my Mother's birthday...

Sentiment and frame are Just Rite and all dies are SB.  I added a mixture of pearls and brads and embossed the white layer underneath.  DP is Jillibean.

The inside:

Love the MS candle border punch!

And just one more pic of the chocolate cheese cake I made for her birthday.  I'm not sure I like the look of the center - it's just an Aero bar that I tried to shave into curly-q's... but as you can see it disolved into a chocolate powder!  LOL - anyway no one cared as it tasted pretty good. 

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Keep Looking Up

Okay... the life of a finger holding down a bow of a birthday card... the other hand typing this post for yet another card.  Love being back in the "card game".  Whoohooo!

Here's another Mo Manning - isn't she the sweetest?  Haven't a clue what they are looking at... but it makes me feel good.  I used MFT, SB & Memory Box dies, a few adhesive pearls & dew drops.  Sentiment on both inside & out are from a treasured & well used Stampendous clear set.

The inside:

Well that's it from me - I'll be back tomorrow with a birthday card... so long as my finger isn't still glued to the front of it....

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

I am here for you

What's better then bending a friends ear over a cup of tea?  Exactly!... A cup (pot) of coffee!  BUT... in keeping with the image, this one is for you tea lovers.

I believe this paper is BG... I'm determined to use my scraps up so the designer names have long been chopped off.  Image of course is Stamping Bella (coloured with Copics) and the sentiment on the front is from a Hero Arts clear set.

The inside sentiment is from Stampendous:

Purple is not a go-to colour for me so I'm not sure why I dove in so deep - lol - "Deep Purple"... (now huming Smoke on the Water). 

PS - I have no purple adhesive rhinestones left.  Overkill maybe?  LOL

Monday, February 13, 2012

Monday = Holiday

This is certainly not how I feel about winter... but it is how I feel about having a Monday off work!  LOL

I can't get over the cuteness of Mo Mannings adoreable baby image.  Sentiment is from a small Verve set and I thought they went well together.

The inside:

Happy Monday all!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Where Dreams May Go

I think this was one of the first Mo Manning images that I tried... and of course loved. 

DP is Scenic Route, SB's used are Circle & Nested Heart Circles and of course my addicition to MFT mini rose die continues........

The inside (Sentiment is from Verve):

Happy Sunday one & all!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Snips & Snails & Puppy Dog Tails

Made a little card for a cute little 9 year old boy.  I put away all of my Uptown girls, ribbon, lace, glitter and pearls and started to think.... BOY BOY BOY

I love this little stamp from Kraftin Kimmies.  Comes in a great set.  I matched him up with my MFT border, star & number dies and used my SB oval to cut him out.  The candles border punch is EK Success.  I coloured him up with Copics and the DP is from a 6x6 pad of Crate Paper.

For the inside, I used Michele Boyer's technique of lightly stamping a portion of the image in a light coordinating colour.  Love the effect.  Thanks Michele!  The sentiment is from a Hero Arts set.

Happy Weekend all!!

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

I Gave Up Shopping Once......

This started out as a Birthday card... but I made a u-turn into something for the funny bone. 

Another uptown girl from Stamping Bella.  I kept the Copic colours simple for easy paper match up.  I think I bought the darker green DP for St. Patrick's Day last year --MME Quite Contrary -- and the lighter green DP is BG Eskimo Kisses. The sentiment I just printed on my computer. 

And the inside:

I love my MFT tab die... it's so easy to incorporate a sentiment into a card even with a rather large image like this one.  And of course the MFT flourish die seems to sneak into most of my cards......

And I don't encourage giving up shopping... not even for 15 minutes.  8)

Sunday, February 05, 2012

A Hundred Hearts

Hello All!  I finally got up the nerve to try digi paper.  I have hoards of DP, but thought if I could find some on-line for free I would give it a try.  I found this beautiful pink damask design at and used it in a card today.  I printed it on SU Whisper White and it printed beautifully. 

With a 8 1/2 x 11 sheet, I had some left over for the inside:

I used the Spellbinder Fleur De Lis Square & Nested Hearts die cuts.  The rolled roses & inside border die are from MFT. Sentiment is also from MFT. 

I like how it turned out actually... it might make a nice Valentine Card.

Thursday, February 02, 2012

How Sweet of You

Stamping Bella's Uptown Girl strikes again...

DP from a cute 6x6 pad of MME Lime Twist, Spellbinders Label 8, MS border punch, ric rac, machine stitching, coloured with Copics, adhesive pearls, sheer ribbon, Verve sentiment... all with a sprinkle of glitter on top!

I've made the executive decision to leave my craft room a mess and just head straight to bed.  I've got the weekend to clean it up... or at least make a bigger mess.  ;)

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

A Warm Hello

And a Warm Hello to you...

A quick post from me tonight - eyes are half shut - but I just finished this and wanted to post quickly before hitting the sack.

Another Uptown Girl from Stamping Bella.  Sentiment from Verve.  I guess this is my "apology" for not doing one Christmas card this year - LOL. 

Anyway, I had fun with this one..........

I used the MFT flourish die to try and make a swirling wind.  Whether it works or not - I don't know... either way, I'm off to bed.  Night!  ;)

Thanks for checking in!!