Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Happy Birthday Taylor!

Can you believe i don't have a challenge card to show you today? So i decided to show you the birthday card/ gift holder i made for my best friends daughter. It's actually a cd holder but since her gift is pretty thin i think this will work just fine. The tutorial can be found here. I found this clear stamp set of Hannah Montana the other day while out shopping and since my oldest daughter loves Hannah Montana this was a must have set for me. and since taylor likes guitars it worked out even better for me. Okay so, I followed the tutorial using paper from my Rockstar paper pack. I then made a card out of white cardstock and random stamped the flowers that also come in this set. I stamped the guitar on a separate piece of paper, colored,GLITTERED, (can't seem to put down the glitter) cut out and added to my card with dimensionals. i printed her name on the computer and punched out with my oval punches and added to the card with some of the oval hanging off. I layed my ribbon down, adhered my card on top slid one side of the ribbon under the guitar handle and tied a bow. the ribbon keeps the card shut. now all she has to do is untie the bow grab the overhang on her name tag and open her card. I'm hoping she likes it. Wow, this post is becoming very long so i will wish you all a great evening and thanks so much for stopping by.
Recipe: Hannah Montana clear stamps, Rockstar paper pack, glitter-ctmh, oval punches-Stampin Up!, NE Ivy and Ocean inkpads-ctmh, teal ribbon-?

Monday, September 29, 2008

HM&F challenge #7

Hi there! I hope everyone is having a great Monday. Today's card i made for the House of Mouse and Friends challenge #7-Tags. I made my whole card one big tag. I used my tag template and lined up the scored edge of my card to one side, traced and cut out leaving the scored edge intact. I just think this is the cutest image of the little mouse asleep on uninflated balloons and the the other mouse about to pop the aired up balloon with a tack. but hey who better to scare the crap out of you than a friend right? well i got a kick out of them and i hope you do to. Have a great day!! thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

I Scream You Scream/ ATS DT challenge #19

All That Scraps challenge #19 is to make a pop up card. For my pop up card i used this little cutie from C.C. Designs-Sweet Treats set. He reminds me of my two smallest girls when they get their hands on ice cream-what a mess!lol. I stamped and colored my bear and added glitter to the ice cream for sparkle because i seem to be in a glitter phase right now. I've been using glitter on pretty much everything. I used my nestabilities to cut out my bear and for the scallop edging around my circle. I don't know if you can tell but the pattern paper i used also has glittered circles. (it came that way, not my doing) The inside of my card i random stamped the ice cream cone and added my sentiment (i scream you scream we all scream for ice cream) both also come in the set. i stamped an extra cone and cut out the top, added glitter and pop dotted it to my sentiment. Okay, well i think that's going to be it for today i have to get my girls ready for school tomorrow. I hope you all have a great rest of your day and thank you for stopping by.

Recipe: Sweet Treats stamp set-C.C.Designs, circle nestabilities, dp-, colored pencils-ctmh, glitter stack-ctmh, CS-ctmh, heavenly blue brads-ctmh

Saturday, September 27, 2008

pool party

Okay so i'm a bit late with this challenge that i wanted to participate in for Storage Units, Ink & More's Whatchadoin Wednesday. It is a sketch challenge and i just can't seem to pass up a sketch challenge. For this card i used the Get Your Goggles On stamp set. I random stamped some of the images included in the set on the middle panel and stamped the girl image and punched out her head with my circle punch. I wanted her to stand out a bit more than the other images behind her so i added glitter to her sunglasses and tank top. so pretty and sparkly IRL.
Recipe: Get your Goggles On-SU inks& More, CS.-ctmh, glitter-ctmh, mosaic embossing folder-cuttlebug, dp-? found in stash.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Warm Wishes for You

TGIF everyone!! I hope you're all enjoying your friday. I got my new Whiff of Joy stamp from Elisabeth Bell the other day and just had to ink her up. isn't she just precious? I can't wait to get more of these images. Today's card is for Friday Sketchers challenge #21. Our hostess for the week is Mumur from France and she challenged us with a great sketch. I hope you all enjoy her, I'm sure she will be popping up in some of my future posts. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day.
Recipe: whiff of joy stamp-elisabeth bell, dp-fancy pants designs, autumn terecotta and NE ivy cs-ctmh, Artful collage flowers-prima, bigger brads-ctmh, chocolate grosgrain ribbon-ctmh, watercolor pencils

Thursday, September 25, 2008

All Occasion Card

Good Morning everyone! Today I'm showing you an All Occasion Card i made the other day. I got the image from High Hopes awhile back and decided i should ink it up. I just love the hat hanging from the trellis and i'm a huge fan of sunflowers so this was a must have stamp for me. i also like how you can pretty much add any sentiment you want and it would fit perfectly. As usual i added sparkle with my stardust glitter pen on the white daisy's and in the middle of my sunflowers i just can't seem to make it show up in the picture. Well i hope you enjoy, and i hope to be back later with another post. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a very great day!!!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

My Tweetheart/ATS DTC18

Okay I am officially caught up on challenges now that i finished this card YAY!! This card was made for the ATS Wednesday Challenge #18. The challenge this week was a color challenge using Baja Breeze, Kraft, and Riding Hood Red. The only color i had was Kraft (love it) so i used CTMH colors-twilight and cranberry.The little birdies are from C.C. Designs Love Ya Much set. and the randomly stamped birds are also from C.C. Designs sugarplum's Olivia's Birdies set. For the circles that my birds are in i used my nestabilities (wow, i just love those) and for the dots on the kraft paper i used my cuttlebug and swiss dots embossing folder. The ribbon is the holiday red organdy ribbon from ctmh. I used my ctmh colored pencils to color in my image. I hope you all enjoy these little lovebirds, and hope you have a great day!! thanks for looking.

Monday, September 22, 2008

House Mouse and Friends challenge #6

Hi There! Can't believe i got it done today but here it is my House Mouse and friends Monday challenge #6 card. The challenge today was stitching. As of right now i don't have my sewing machine set up so i had to use my in stitches stamp set from ctmh. I really need to get my machine out, it looks so much better sewn. I hope you all have a great evening. Thanks for stopping by.

Friday Sketchers Sketch#20

Good Afternoon! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. We went out of town this weekend and it felt so good to just get out and go for no reason. Today i got up and got busy on my Friday's Sketcher's challenge card. Isn't this little scarecrow just the cutest thing? I found him in the Halloween section, but i thought he'd make an adorable fall scarecrow. This weeks hostess for friday sketcher's is Kristine from Norway, this is such a great sketch Kristine thank you. Okay well, I'm still playing catch up so I better get busy. thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Recipe: scarecrow stamp-stamp oasis, sentiment and pumpkin stamps-stampin up, dp-Route 66 paper pkt-ctmh, swiss dots cuttlebug embossing folder, patch-twill stickstock-ctmh, button-ctmh, fibers-unknown, pop dots, pencils-ctmh

Thursday, September 18, 2008


Boy this has been a hectic week, so much to do and not enough hours in the day. But i finally got my Friday Sketch #28 challenge card done. I used my new Monster Party stamp set from Storage Units, Ink, and More. This is a really cute set. i think i will be using it alot this halloween. The dp i used for this card is Radical and Easy Going by Basic Grey and can be found here. Really hate to rush off, but still got lots to do so I hope you all enjoy your evening. Thanks so much for stopping by.
Recipe: Monster Party set-Storage Unit,Inks and more. dp-Radical and Easy Going-Basic Grey, Circle Nestabilities, Black organdy ribbon-ctmh, ctmh Exclusive Inks markers

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

ATS wednesday challenge/inchies

This card was made for the ATS wednesday challenge. The challenge for this week was to make something using inchies. I must say i had alot of trouble with this challenge. I finally came up with this card using the cute little froggie and friends set from c.c.designs. I hope you enjoy the little froggy and turtle as much as i do, aren't they just too cute?

Recipe: Froggie and Friends stamp set-c.c. designs, dp-We are Memory Keepers urban window collection, NE Ivy cardstock-ctmh, violet cardstock, Stampin up!, chocolate organdy ribbon-ctmh, word window, scallop, circle punches-Stampin Up!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Feeder Friends

Good morning, I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Today i have my House Mouse and Friends challenge #5 card to show you. The challenge for today was Paper Piecing. The purple flowers are all paper pieced using Paper Garden paper from ctmh. This was the perfect image to paper piece, I've stamped and colored this image before and never used it because i didn't like my coloring on the flowers. Well now i have pretty flowers and didn't have to color a thing, woohoo! the band i used in the middle of the card is the same paper used for the flowers. the rhinestones i used on the side are rhinestones that fell off my daughters shirt awhile back. haha. hey what good would they have been in the trash, right? i used clear glaze on the glass part of the feeder and stardust glitter pen on the metal part of the feeder. of course you can't tell here but it looks so nice IRL. I also used the black glaze pen for the birds eyes and boy did that make a difference. This was the first time i used the black glaze pen, so i will be using that alot more. ok, well my dryer is calling me, so i guess thats my cue to get back to work. Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you all have a great day.
Recipe: feeder friends house mouse stamp, paper garden paper pkt-ctmh, watercolor pencils, clear and black glaze gellyroll pen-sakura, gellyroll glitter pen-sakura, rhinestones ?

Friday, September 12, 2008

It's a wedding!

We have been pretty busy lately trying to get over 100 of these invites done and out the door. My Bff's sister is getting married and wanted her invitations handmade so this is what we came up with. It's pretty simple but i think it's elegant and with so many needed, simple is better (trust me)lol.
johni and kari would also like to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who helped get these done. Thanks Guys!

Friday Sketchers sketch 19

TGIF! Hope you are all having a great Friday. Today I have my Friday Sketchers sketch 19 card to show you. The host for this sketch is Heidi from Norway. This is such a cute sketch. I just had to use my cutie patootie snowman isn't he a sweetie. Well I hope you all have a great day. and thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

On a Budget

Good Morning! Today i have a tag to show you for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. The challenge was to try to make something for under $2.00, stamps and coloring pencils & pens excluded. for my tag, i used holiday red organdy ribbon (.20) I used a scrap piece of white cardstock but i will still count it (.30) and i also used a glitter pen for the white on his hat, some of the ball and silver tip of the ball for extra sparkle so i will also add that (.10) so i made this tag for about 60 cents generously padded i think. I had so much fun with this little mouse in the christmas ball, i think you will be seeing more made with it around christmas. I hope he brings a smile to your face as he did me. Have a great Day! thanks for stopping by.

Recipe: stamps: House of Mouse/having a ball, No Peeking-ctmh, holiday red organdy ribbon-ctmh, cranberry and black ink-ctmh, gelly roll silver glitter pen

Friday, September 5, 2008

Gone Fishing! - Friday Sketchers #18

TGIF everyone! Today i have my Friday Sketchers Sketch #18 to show you. This great sketch came from Jacqueline from the Netherlands. I thought i was going to have trouble with this sketch, but once i decided on using my fishing cutie for the main image, the rest just fell into place. gosh, i love when that happens. For this card i used my little fishing girl from D.O.T.S. , the Gone fishing stamp set from ctmh, the fish are die cuts from my stash. i wrapped fishing line around the side and tied a fly fishing lure to it. ( thanks to my sweet hubby for giving me a new one from his stash). i hope you all enjoy, i had alot of fun making this. Have a great day! thanks for stopping bye.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008


Yay! today is wednesday which means an ATS challenge. Today's challenge is a theme challenge-Back To School. I decided to have my little back-to-school bear sitting on a rug in the library hitting the books. For my card i used this cute little bear from C.C. Designs Bear Hugs. I took the bow from the gifts from Lucky's Christmas Wish, colored it pink and adhered to the top of her head and now i have a little girl bear. I stamped the books from the tassel time set from stampin up, cut them out and pop dotted the open book to the front of my bear. I used a 1/4 size punch punched two circles and shaved off one side and added to each side of the book, and now it looks like she's holding the book. The little rug i used for her to sit on was made with the large solid shadow spot also from C.C. Designs. I took the other two books and just spread them out in front of her. I made a pocket on this card so that i could slide the library card in. back to school was stamped with my Storytime lowercase alphabet set from ctmh, added a ribbon and a library clip and there you have it. This was such a fun card to make. Well i hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by.
Recipe:stamps: Bear Hugs, Lucky's christmas wish, lg solid shadow spot-C.C. Designs, tassel time-stampin up, library Cards and Storytime lowercase Alphabet-ctmh, dp-schoolmate fundrasing, star spangled blue organdy ribbon-ctmh, library clip-karen foster, colored pencils-ctmh, ink-cranberry, clover meadow, moonstruck, black-ctmh

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Treasure life

I made this 3x3 notecard box set using the new Sept. Stamp of the Month from CTMH, Treasure Life. I was asked by my friend if i would make something to show for her stamp club and was inspired to make this set after seeing Jen's recipe box set found here. The paper i used for the box is the creative basics paper from ctmh that i am sad to say is no longer available. For the cards i used both the creative basics and silhouette paper packet. I think the combination of the paper and this stamp set makes this box set very elegant. The tutorial for this box set can be found here.
Recipe: Treasure life stamp set-ctmh, dp-creative basics and silhouette-ctmh, cardstock-bamboo and black-ctmh, scallop punch-stampin up, circle punch-stampin up

Sweet as can be

Good Morning! I hope you all had a great Labor Day Weekend. Today i have my House Mouse and Friends monday challenge card to show you. The challenge this week was a sketch, and since i have been participating in alot of sketch challenges this was alot easier for me. i have noticed that in 2 out of the 3 challenges my cards have my little furry friends eating candy. hmmm wonder what i was thinking when i chose them. Well thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day.

Recipe: House Mouse stamp (peppermint Delight), sentiment-sweet treats-C.C.Designs, dp-We are Memory Keepers, ribbon-apple-Stampin up!, brads(?) found in stash, Sweetleaf, chocolate-ctmh, ink-black and cranberry-ctmh, circle punches-stampin up! ctmh colored pencils