Thursday, June 19, 2008

Vote for Me!

Sheetload of Cards is holding a Reader's Choice guest design artist contest! I would really like the opportunity, so go to the above link and nominate me!

Please include a link to my blog on your post,

Thank you so much!

Here is a card for day!

The butterflies are stamped twice, the top layer is clear embossed to give them the shiney look. They are adhered with a mini glue dot and then I manipulated their wings to give them the 3D effect. I wanted to make a simple card and I love how this turned out! TFL!

Paper: Whisper White (SU!)
Stamps: Petals & Stems (Verve Visual), Sweet Serendipity (SU!)
Ink: Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Always Artichoke (ALL SU!)
Accessories: Ribbon (unknown vendor)

Have a great day!

ShoutOut to SheetLoad!

If you've never been over to you should! They have a great FREE monthly e-zine!
Head on over and check out their June issue, here!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Blog Candy Winner! Jess #15!

I used to pick the Blog Candy winner...... and.....

The blog candy winner is Jess who said this, "What fun blog candy! Thanks for sharing your creations on your blog."

Congrats Jess!!!!!


Today's challenge on Splitcoast was to make a card using the colors Soft Sky, Basic Black, and Kraft.

This is what I cam up with! I love this set and haven't used it in a while, so it was good to break it out again!

The black polka dot ribbon is a scrap I found in my ribbon drawer.... yay!!!!

Other Details:

Paper: Afternoon Tea DP, Soft Sky, Kraft, Basic Black (All SU!)

Stamps: Live Your Dream (SU!)

Accessories: Ribbon (unknown vendor), Black Embossing Powder (Ranger)

TFL! Blog Candy winner coming soon!!!!!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Featured Stamper #71

Today's featured stamper over on Splitcoast Stampers is denidill! She has a wonderful gallery, so make sure you check her out!

I CASed this card because I loved the big flower and I just bought this die from Michael's the other day! It was 40% off... gotta love a sale!
I changed pretty much everything except the basic layout and concept.

The flowers were cut with my cuttlebug and then ran through a 2nd time with my swiss dots embossing folder to give them more dimension! They are really fun flowers to play with and I can tell I'm going to enjoy them! Other than that this card is pretty basic!
More details:
Paper: Old Olive, Buckaroo Blue, Blush Blossom (SU!), Designer paper is unknown vendor
Stamps: None
Accessories: Sizzix flower dies, cuttlebug and cuttle bug embossing folders, brads (making memories), rhinestone brad (SU!), Old Olive Wide Grosgrain ribbon (SU!)
In other news... haha! My dance studio's recital was last night and it was awesome! The show went great, so much better than the dress rehearsals when the stage lights kept over heating and we were having trouble with the music. But like they say, a bad rehearsal equals a great show! And it was indeed a fabulous show! I am so proud of my dancers and I have to say myself.... this is my 3rd year in business. My first recital in the spring of 2006 only featured about 20 dancers. This year I have grown to about 80 and I keep growing! It's so awesome to do something I love and have been doing my whole life as my job.
Ok, that is all for now! Have a great one!
**Don't forget the blog candy below**

Sunday, June 8, 2008


Ok, so I've been wanting to give away some blog candy for a while now, and here it is!!

The winner will receive what's shown here, PLUS an assortment of 6x6 designer paper!

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post by Sunday June 15th and add me to your blog roll!

I will pick a random post on Monday June 16th!

Good luck!!

Featured Stamper

Today's featured stamper on Splitcoast Stampers was YLM! She has a great gallery! I chose this card to case, YLM's Card!
I changed just about everything except the layout, I loooved the layout and is the reason I chose to CASE this card!
Here are the details:
Paper: So Saffron, Whisper White, Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise, Pretty in Pink Prints Pack, Old Olive & Tempting Turquoise DP (All SU!)
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive (SU!)
Stamps: Fluttering By (Verve Visual)
Accessories: Brads (Making Memories), Oval Cutter (Creative Memories), Ribbon (SU!)
Thanks for looking!

Friday, June 6, 2008

Easy Notes...

I needed a bunch of thank you cards, so I came up with this simple design using Tart & Tangy! I think they came out really cute and it was a great way to use up some scraps!

The card is 5x7, scored at 3.5''.

Basic Details:

Paper: Wild Wasabi, Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue, Real Red, Whisper White, Summer Picnic DP (SU!)

Stamps: Tart & Tangy (SU!), $1 Stamp

Accessories: Brads (Making Memories), Scallop Circle Punch (SU!), 1 3/8'' Circle Punch (SU!), 1 1/4'' Circle Punch (Paper Shapers)

Have a great weekend!!!!

Stampin' Friday!

This is my card for the Limited Supplies challenge on Splitcoast and Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge.

The limited supplies challenge was to make a card for an unsual holiday. Today is National Gardening Day, so I chose to make a card with this great set from Verve Visual.

I wish I hadn't stamped the sentiment in river rock because it blends into the cardstock too much, oh well!

Here are the details:

Paper: Whisper White, Soft Sky, Old Olive, River Rock, Fall Flowers DP (All SU!)

Ink: Soft Sky, Old Olive, River Rock (All SU!)

Stamps: Petals & Stems (Verve Visual)

Accessories: 5/8'' Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon (SU!), Stickles (Ranger)

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

SheetLoad of Cards June Sketch

For SheetLoad's sketch this month, we were to use $1 stamps. I have a whole dresser drawer full of these things! I recently bought some 4th of July ones from AC Moore, so I used one of those!
I am really not sure I like how this turned out, but I guess it's a cute card for July 4th!
Thanks for looking! Here are the details!
Paper: Whisper White (SU), Real Red (SU), Night of Navy (SU), Bashful Blue (SU), Patriotic Stars DP (Stemma)
Ink: Stazon jet black
Accessories: Real Red Grosgrain ribbon (SU), Star brads (Making Memories), Scallop Square Punch (Marvy)
Have a great Thursday!

Sketch Challenge...

I made this yesterday, but I didn't have time to upload it to my blog. It was for SC179 on
Splitcoast Stampers.

My circle came out a little bigger than it was supposed to, but I think it came out ok!

Here are the details:

Paper: Groovy Guava, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Afternoon Tea DP (all SU!)

Ink: Chocolate Chip (all SU!)

Stamps: Always (SU!)

Accessories: Double Stitched Soft Sky Ribbon, Groovy Guava ribbon (all SU!)

Ok, now I'm off to make my creation for today!