Sunday, May 22, 2011



I owe you a couple of winners from this giveaway!  :)

The winner of the first bundle, shown here... Ami!  Congrats!  Please email me with your mailing address by Friday, and I will get that out to you ASAP!

And the winner of the second bundle, shown below... Kathi!  Congrats Kathi!

Well, I have to run for now, but I will have some projects and things to show you very soon!  :)  Have a great rest of the weekend!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Memory Makers Magazine May Blog Bounce

Hello and welcome to another Memory Makers Magazine Blog Bounce!

This month our blog bounce is all about the people/things/events that shape us and make us who we are today.  If you have been following in order, you should have hopped on over from Wendy's blog.  If not, don't worry!  You can go to the Memory Makers Magazine blog and begin the blog bounce, or you can continue on and find your way back around.  Hope you enjoy the bounce!

So as some of you may be able to guess, one of the biggest "things" to impact my life is my furbaby, Fluffy.  She came into our lives when she was just a few months old, in 2004.  I definitely cannot imagine my life without her!

I drew inspiration from this PageMaps blog sketch - I love this sketch and see myself using it again, changing it up even just a little bit!

There's a bit of punching and stitching going on here. :)  The journaling reads:  "As soon as we brought you home (really as soon as I looked into those sweet little eyes), my life forever changed.  My sweet puppy Fluff. :)" I don't know what I'd do without her!  And this picture.. well.. this picture always makes me smile!  She looks so funny in it. :)

The flower in the corner of the photo was created by ripping a strip of Designer Fabric, then twisting it and rolling it around in a circle.  I used Crystal Effects to hold it together, and to attach it to the layout itself.

My flags were created by first cutting a rectangle of Designer Series Paper, then inserting the edge into the corner of the Curly Label Punch.  Doesn't it make such a cool edge?  Love it!

Your next stop on the blog bounce is Lisa's blog.  Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy the rest of the bounce!

Because of you page supplies:
Stamps:  Nature Walk
Ink:  Soft Suede, Baja Breeze, Early Espresso
Paper:  Newsprint, Botanical Gazette, and Green Tea Designer Series Paper, shipping tags (office supply)
Accessories/Tools:  Curly Label, Scallop Edge and Spiral Punches, Old Olive Designer Button, Very Vanilla Designer Button, Victoria Crochet Trim, Pear Pizzazz Seam Binding Ribbon, Early Espresso Baker's Twine, Alphabet Soup On Board Chipboard Letters, Basic Black Stampin' Write Journaler, Billboard Decorative Strip Die, Big Shot, sewing machine and vanilla thread

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

To all of you wonderful mothers (even of furbabies, like me :) ) - Happy Mother's Day!

Here is my last of the Mother's Day cards!

The shipping tag was first stamped with VersaMark, then embossed with clear Stampin' Emboss powder.  I inked up the tag using Crumb Cake and Soft Suede ink, then stamped with the French Script background and the butterfly.  I colored in the sentiment tag just like as on the first Mother's Day card, adding shadowing using the Stampin' Write markers in the same color as the ink pads.

Hope you've enjoyed these cards!  Don't forget that the giveaway is still open in the post below!

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a great rest of the weekend! ♥

Wonderful Mother card supplies:
Stamps:  Nature Walk, Four Frames, Well Scripted (retired), French Script background (retired)
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Early Espresso, Rose Red, Soft Suede, VersaMark
Paper:  Baja Breeze, Early Espresso, and Very Vanilla cardstock, Botanical Gazette Designer Series Paper, shipping tag (office supply)
Accessories/Tools:  Rose Red and Old Olive Stampin' Write Markers, Blender Pen, Pearl Basic Jewels, Victoria Crochet Trim, Linen Thread, Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon, Early Espresso Baker's Twine, Marina Mist Designer Button, Clips Assortment, Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Decorative Label Punch, Stampin' Sponges, Square Lattice Textured Impressions Folder, Big Shot, sewing machine and espresso thread

Friday, May 6, 2011

Another Mother's Day card and a giveaway!

Happy Friday!  Here is another Mother's Day card!

I used one of my favorite stamp sets from the Occasions Mini catalog, Nature Walk - let's hope that one makes it into the Idea Book & Catalog in July! :)  I love, love, love this set and see myself using and keeping it forever, hehe.

I stamped the flowers from the set on the shipping tag in Rose Red, then stamped the butterfly in Old Olive twice - once on the tag, then once on Very Vanilla cardstock.  I cut out the one on Very Vanilla, and adhered it over the image stamped on the tag, bending the back wing up slightly.  I stamped the French Script (retired) stamp in Crumb Cake on the piece of Woodland Walk DSP, then stamped the bird cage over top of the script in Early Espresso.

Next, I sewed around the DSP, just like the previous card.  A strip of Sticky Strip on the back of the Early Espresso cardstock allowed me to quickly and easily create a ruffle from the Springtime Vintage Designer Fabric (still available).  Added some embossing, and other embellies shown, and the card was complete!  :)

Shabby Mother's Day card supplies:
Stamps:  Nature Walk, Teeny Tiny Wishes, French Script background (retired)
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Rose Red, Old Olive
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla, and Early Espresso cardstock, Woodland Walk Designer Series Paper, shipping tag (office supply)
Accessories/Tools:  Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon, Linen Thread, Very Vanilla Designer Buttons, Springtime Vintage Designer Fabric, Modern Label and Word Window Punches, Square Lattice Textured Impressions Folder, sewing machine and espresso thread, Big Shot

Ok, now on to the giveaway!  In appreciation of all of my lovely followers and readers, I am giving away two prizes!

-  One person will win the It's the Thought wood-mount stamp set + a roll of Always Artichoke Seam Binding Ribbon, and...


-  One person will win a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewel Accents + the new Strength & Hope clear-mount stamp set.

To enter the giveaway, please leave a comment telling me which prize is your favorite, and what you love about spring!  Please leave your comment by Thursday, May 12th.  Although I love my international readers as well, to comply with SU! rules this giveaway is only open to U.S. residents... sorry!

Well, I hope all of you have a fabulous weekend!  All of you wonderful mothers out there - Happy Mother's Day! :)

Oh, and did you know that tomorrow is (inter)National Scrapbooking Day?  Hope you get some scrappy time!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Botanical Mother's Day card

Hello!!  Guess what, I have a card to show you today! :)  Actually, I made several cards yesterday, but you will have to wait in suspense to see each one, hehe!

Here's the first one!  I used Stamping 411's sketch this week to create this Mother's Day card:

What do you think?  Hope you aren't bored with me using Rose Red, Old Olive, and Not Quite Navy together yet!  Haha!

Nothing too complicated on this card!  I did use the now-retired Botanical Gazette Designer Series Paper from the Occasions Mini on this card.. I feel like I should have bought a couple more packs of that one!  I also colored in the flowers and leaves on the label there with the ink pads and Blender Pen.

Well, I gotta run!  Hope you have a fabulous day, and thanks for stopping by!

Happy Mother's Day botanical card supplies:
Stamps:  Strength & Hope, Four Frames, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink:  Rose Red, Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, Early Espresso
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Old Olive, and Not Quite Navy cardstock, Botanical Gazette Designer Series Paper (retired)
Accessories/Tools:  Pearl Basic Jewels, Rose Red Seam Binding Ribbon, Decorative Label Punch, Blender Pen, Rose Red and Old Olive Stampin' Write Markers, sewing machine and espresso thread