Thursday, April 29, 2010


I just got this new stamp from Northwoods Stamp Co., I love it! Tulips are one of my favorite spring flowers!

Look at all this shimmer!! I am in love with Creative Inspiration Paints! I used the colors Sage, Rose Quartz, Amethyst, Fairy Dust and Tutu Pink. Fairy Dust is by far one of my favorites as you can use it to go over any color you'd like to add some shimmer!

I hope to make some more this weekend, I was very happy with how this card turned out!


A Spoon Full of Sugar: 3D Something

ABC Challenge: T is for Thank-You

Friday Sketches: Sketch

Charisma: Girly Card

Kraftin' Kimmie: Lots O' Flowers

Our Creative Corner: Blooming Blossoms

April Showers, Bring May Flowers

I just love flowers! Can't wait for the rest of them to start coming up in my flower beds! The daffodils, hyacinths and tulips are just beautiful right now!!
Another great image from Faith at Designed 2 Delight, "April Showers". I just love her digital stamps!
A close-up of the layering and paper piecing I did with the umbrella.
One of my favorite spots outside in our yard to spend my summer days!
Mojo Monday: Sketch
Creative Card Crew: April Showers Bring May Flowers

Friday, April 23, 2010


" favorite time" LO for Sawyer's album! He sure can make a mess when he plays in his room!!
"Bubble Bath Fun" LO for Saywer's album! He loves playing in the tub!

"Winter Wonderland" LO for Sawyer's album. After our first huge snowfall this past winter we took Sawyer for a walk in the woods! Not sure he like the snow too much, but really enjoyed playing with a stick in the snow.

"Presents" LO for Sawyer's album! Yay...Santa was here!! It was so fun watching him open gifts! There was plenty of times he said "Wow!!"

"Christmas 2009" LO for Sawyer's album. Sitting in front of the Christmas tree all dressed up!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Designed 2 Delight

Another wonderful freebie from Faith at Designed 2 Delight! This past week's image is an adorable bear holding a bunch of flowers entitled "...A Bunch". So I made it into a Thank-You card. I quickly put this card together tonight. I haven't had much of a chance to be in my room the past week with being back to work and the weather being so amazing here! The little guy and I have been spending a lot of time outside!!

Designed 2 Delight: Digital Image
Papertake: Sketch

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Sketch Challenge for CI Paints

Good morning! This week for Creative Inspiration Paints we were given a sketch to create a card! I am really happy with my results, I did stay pretty close to the sketch, but really was enjoying playing with the paints! I LOVE THEM!!

Check the CI Paints blog for all the other wonderful creations!


My Card:

The top left flower is just a regular Prima Fleure not painted with CI paints next to ones I painted with "Fairy Dust".

I also used this paint brush I found in with my painting supplies to paint the edges of the paper. I love the result, it actually looks as though the shimmer was right in with the ink!

I also used the brush to paint on "Chocolate" paint on the pieces of paper I used to cut the "Doily Lace" punch with. So the strips are also shimmery!

CI Paint: Chocolate, Fairy Dust
Stamps: "Priceless" SU Stamp Set for the flourishes
Ink: ColorBox Fluid Chalk "Chestnut Brown"
Paper: K&Company "Roam"
Misc: Prima Fleures "Nursery Tales Collection", SH Rhinestone Brads "Fire Circle" Pumpkin, Martha Stewart Punch "Doily Lace

My mission this year is to get a stock pile of cards, so I have been trying to make a few cards at once. So I have a few others I also created with this sketch.
I just love all the shimmer!! Ithink it adds so much to the flowers, rather than them being just plain!

Oh Alice!: Flowers
Practical Scrappers: Glitter/Bling
The Cuttlebug Spot: Glitter/Bling
ABC Challenge: Sprakle

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Baby Boy Cards

I had a baby shower this past Saturday so I needed to make a card and decided since I was making one I might as well make a bunch so that I have them when I need them or can sell them! So here they are....enjoy! Happy Tuesday everyone!
I used CI Paint "Fairy Dust" over the feet to give them some added shimmer!!
A few others....

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Wedding Card

I recieved this image in an image swap I was in and really like it for wedding cards! We have a ton of weddings this summer, so thought I better start making some cards!

I used CI Paints Tickled Pink to color in the flowers and Fairy Dust to color in her dress and his shirt under his jacket!

Polkadoodles: Wedding

Top 3 at Frosted Designs

I made top 3 at Frosted Designs last week for my Birthday card I made!! Thanks!



"Spring Peep" from Designed 2 Delight

The first Tuesday of the month at Designed 2 Delight means a free digital image!! You play this week, you get next weeks free and so on! Faith has some really cute images! Check her blog out and play along! It's so much fun!

This week's image is called "Spring Peep". When I saw this image I was so excited to use it! It actually reminded me a lot of myself, as when I was in college I made a lot of screen prints using a flower very similar to this one and designing it differently each time!

I used CI Paints Fairy Dust and TuTu Pink to cover over the paper flowers and give them some lovely shimmer!!


Quixotic Challenges: The Joy of Spring
Dsigned 2 Delight: Digital Image
For Fun Challenges: April Showers Bring May Flowers
Crafty Creations: Paper Piecing
Pollycraft: Anything Goes
Papertake: Sketch #38

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Designed 2 Delight

Happy Easter! Hope you have a wonderful day! The "bunny" stopped here for the kids, oh did they enjoy there little gifts! Sawyer loved the easter egg hunt!
Last week we recieved a digital image from Designed 2 Delight that I really enjoyed using! I posted 2 cards last week using the image "In Bloom" and didn't have these done yet. So here are two more cards using the image.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Cute Little Girl

I just love this digital image! I just had to use her to make a few more cards!
I just recently found the Mojo Monday blog and love their card sketches!! They are so cool, check them out!

Totally Paper Crafts: Let's Go Digital

Mojo Monday: Sketch Challenge

Papertake: Choice

Crafty Creations: Anything Goes

Simple, but Fun Birthday Card

Happy Saturday Everyone!! The weather here has been wonderful! I am so excited to get out in my flower beds soon! I've been looking at different challenge blogs the last few days and thought it would be fun to try and do a few here and there to give a little motivation and some ideas! So this is one of my first submissions for a challenge!

A birthday card for one of my sister to give a friend, that is very bright (teenages love bright colors), simple and I think fun! I used the swiss dots and dvine swirl cuttelbug embossing folders. Paper is just carstock I have lying around, some gems and black shear ribbon! (I love bling!!) The birthday stamp is from Stamping Up.

The Sweet Shop: Sketch Challenge
Polkadoodles: Birthday
Frosted Designs: Color Challenge (Black, Lime Green, Hot Pink)
The Cuttlebug Spot: Celebrate our Colors (Green, Pink)

Thursday, April 1, 2010

1st Creative Inspirations Paints Challenge

WOW...Do I love using these paints! The possibilities of what you can use them for is almost endless! Our first Creative Inspirations Paint challenge was a color challenge. We were to use yellow, green and lavender.

Make sure to check out the CI Paints blog to see all the other great creations!

Here is a close-up of one of the butterflies! Look at all that shimmer! :)

I took the butterfly stamp and stamped it in the ink pad then used a fine paint brush to brush CI Fairy Dust paint on the stamp also. I then stamped the image on white cardstock.

CI Paints: Fairy Dust

Stamps: "Priceless" SU stamp set

Ink: SU Lavender Lace, Dew Drop Ivy, Stampabilities Yellow

Paper: Sage Green Cardstock, White Cardstock

Misc: Shear Lavender Ribbon from Hobby Lobby

Others I made:
I used all the same supplies to make this card the only difference being I used the CI paints to make the paper shimmer! So instead of buying shimmer paper you can also make your own with these paints! Like I said, the uses of these paints is endless!!

I stamped this image with black pigment ink and then embossed it with black embossing powder. I used an aqua pen to color in the image with the CI Paints. I just love all the shimmer!

CI Paints: Sage, Canary, Amethyst

Stamp: "Lily" Northwoods Rubber Stamps, Inc., "Thinking of You" from SU set (not sure which one as I picked this up from a rummage sale)

Paper: Sage Green Cardstock, White Cardstock, Purple from "Purple Passion" Value Pack from HL, Background piece from "Flower Shower" Spring Matstack

Ink: Black Pigment Ink, Dew Drop VersaMagic Purple Hydrangea

Misc: Yellow Shear Ribbon from HL, EK Success Punch "Dotted Wave"