Monday, March 31, 2014

Team Swap - Sweet Sorbet Easter Bunny

Now this card is one of my favorites.  I love the paper, and of course, the little Easter bunny!  I think this is so cute, I might have to CASE it and send it out to my family and friends.  See what you think:

Don't you agree - this card is really cute!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Team Swap - Here Comes the Easter Bunny

I love Easter bunnies, and surely, who could resist this cute little guy?  Hippity Hop Hop ... there he goes.

Unfortunately, I don't know who created this card, so I can't give credit.  I'll find out, though.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Team Swap - You Make Me Happy, Jessica!

Here's another team swap from the Spring / Easter theme.  This card was created by Jessica.  I love this stamp set - it truly does make you happy.

Nice card, Jessica.  I know your husband wanted you to make a card with an Easter bunny, but this one is surely cute too!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Team Swap - Kaleidoscope Easter Eggs

Here is another team swap card from Rose ... she used the kaleidoscope designer series paper and created Easter eggs.  Love the paper!  Nice job, Rose.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Coloring Down the Lines - Chocolate Chip

What a challenge this week!  We had to make a card other than the standard 4-1/4 x 5-1/2".  Hummm.  I usually don't make cards that are not standard, so I had to think on this one.  I came up with an easel card, and although the card shape is cool, I wasn't too keen on my design this time.  I'll have to perfect it next time.

The color combinations this week are:  chocolate chip, tangerine tango, always artichoke, or chocolate chip, wild wasabi, soft sky .  I chose the first color combination because it reminded me of Easter.

Did you just arrive here from Amanda's blog?  If not, make sure you circle back to see what she made for you this week.  Here's my card:

Paper:  chocolate chip, whisper white, tangerine tango, always artichoke
Ink:  tangerine tango, chocolate chip
Stamp Sets:  eggstra spectacular, a round array
Accessories:  basic pearls, candy dots in always artichoke, 2-1/2 x 1-3/8" oval punch, 7/8" and 1-1/4" scallop punches, decorative dots EF, fringe scissors

Well, hope you like it.  I'm still on the fence!  So let's hop on over to Liz's blog and see what she created this week.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Team Swap - Thinking of Ewe

Thank you, Phoebe, for creating this cute little Easter card for us for our team swap.  I love the cute little lamb ... I'm so looking forward to Easter and Spring, I can taste it.

Can you believe I forgot to post the picture earlier?  DAH!  It's one of those days.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Team Swap - Sunflower

This is another team swap from Patti.  The theme was "Spring" or "Easter".  Who isn't looking forward to Spring after all the snow and cold weather we've experienced this year.  Come on' Spring!

Thanks Patti!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Team Swap - Hexagon Thank You

This card is from our last team swap.  Lisa made it and passed them out to each of us.  It's really a nice looking card - and the colors are nice and spring-time.  Nice job, Lisa.

The card is much cuter in person ... It even has some silver glimmer paper on it .. look close.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Envelope Punch Board - File Folder Card

I'm sure you've seen a lot of cards that look like file folders - they're pretty cool, and not hard to make using the envelope punch board.  Here's one that I made last weekend.

You can also use this as a gift card holder as well.  Hope you like it.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Peachy Keen Gift Card Holder

You can never have enough gift card holders, and so here we have another one ... the inside pops the GC up.  I tried to show it in another photo. but it didn't show up too well.  Hope you can get the "jist" of it.

and here you have it!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Coloring Down the Lines - Summer Starfruit Water Bottle Tag

This week's challenge was to make something other than a card using one of the following color combinations:  Summer Starfruit, Elegant Eggplant, Baja Breeze or Summer Starfruit, Marina Mist, Real Red.  I chose the first color combination and made this cute water bottle tag.  I actually love it.

So what did you think of Amanda's entry this week?  She's the bomb of cool ideas.  Now here's mine and see how that stacks up to the challenge.

Paper:  summer starfruit, elegant eggplant, whisper white
Ink:  summer starfruit, elegant eggplant, baja breeze
Stamp Sets:  perfect pennants, petite petals
Accessories:  blossom party sizzix die, banners framelits, scallop border punch, petite petals punch, basic rhinestones

So what do you think?  I'd love to hear your comments. 

Now, let's go check out Joni's blog and see what she has in store for us.  I bet it's really nice.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Envelope Punch Board - Gift Bag

As I mentioned earlier, I've using the envelope punch board for some cool projects, and here's another one I made; it's a gift bag.  Imagine all the possibilities ..

Just add the ribbon to tie it closed and this is what you get.  Do you like it?

Monday, March 17, 2014

Envelope Punch Board - Candy Envelope

Here's another project I made using the envelope punch board.  This one is an open ended envelope which you can slip a bar of candy inside.  There's numerous possibilities with this one ... check it out!

Isn't it cute?  Love this one!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Envelope Punch Board - Petite Candy Boxes

Yes, I'm still using the envelope punch board - and check these cute, petite boxes.  They're the perfect size for a Reeses Peanut  Butter Cup candy  bar.  Who wouldn't love getting one of these?

cute, cute, cute!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Envelope Punch Board - Basket

I just started using the envelope punch board about a week ago, and I went to town making stuff.  My first project is a little basket you can put anything into ... I'll most likely put candy in it.  See how cute...

I've made quite a few of these, but this is one I made with a group of friends.  Love it!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Happy Birthday, Risa

I don't know what it is about the fancy foil paper, but I love it.  I'm also loving the perfect plum color too - maybe because it reminds me of Spring and Easter - and I'm so ready for Spring.

Anyway, my friend, Risa, loves simple cards - nothing fancy, so I made this card which I CASED from Amanda over at ourcraftyplaydate.  I loved the card, but changed the color & added the fancy foil paper and whola.  Check it out.  Risa loved it.

Paper:  perfect plum, whisper white, fancy foil dots in gold
Ink:  perfect plum, so saffron
Stamp Set:  flower shop, teeny tiny wishes
Accessories:  so saffron taffeta ribbon, basic pearl

Until tomorrow, thanks for stopping by to check me out!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Can You Case It - Dots on Parade

It's time to check out the new challenge on Can You Case It, and this  week, it's DOTS.  Well, who can't have fun with dots, right?  I seem to be on a kick using the Starburst Sayings stamp set this week, so I thought I'd end with it as well.

So I got to work and came up with this for the challenge:

Paper:  basic black, whisper white, bermuda bay, polka dot parade dsp, kaleidoscope dsp
Ink:  stazon  black
Stamp Set:  starburst sayings
Accessories:  gold elastic cord, starburst framelits, label bracket punch, 1-3/8" circle punch, postage stamp punch, decorate dots EF

And there you have it.  Until next week ... try the challenges.  They're fun!

Thank You; You're Lovely

I CASED this card from the Internet from Dexterous Designs.  I loved the card, and so I thought I would CASE it, although I left off three small flowers at the top of the card.  I love the color of pistachio pudding, so I couldn't wait to make this card.

Paper:  sahara sand, whisper white, pistachio pudding, sweet sorbet dsp
Ink:  sahara sand, pistachio pudding, summer starfruit
Stamp Sets:  deco labels, you're lovely (sale-a-bration)
Accessories:  deco labels framelits

I hope you like the card as much as I do.  Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Coloring Down the Lines - Basic Black with a Bling!

Welcome back!  This week's challenge was one we had done in the past, so I've decided to do the other color combination that I didn't do last time.  The combinations are:  basic black, smoky gray, and bermuda bay or basic black, daffodil delight, and old olive.  For some reason, this card came easy to me - not too often does that happen, but I was thrilled.  I actually made a birthday card for my upline using the same design, but a different color.

My color combination of choice is basic black, smoky slate, and bermuda bay.  I love the colors and I'm really happy with my card.

Did you arrive here from Amanda's blog?  If so, I know you got a real treat.  Here's my card for this week's challenge for the week:

Paper:  basic black, smoky gray, neutrals DSP, bermuda bay, silver foil, silver fancy foil
Ink:  bermuda bay
Stamp Set:  starburst sayings
Accessories:  starburst framelits, label bracket punch, 1-3/8" circle punch, decorative dots EF, basic rhinestones

So how about we head on over to Joni's blog and see what she created this week.  

Ciao for now!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Fancy Foil Mr. and Mrs.

I made a wedding card using the Mr. and Mrs. and chalk talk, and it's similar to another one I made earlier, but I used the new fancy foil / vellum paper for this one.  Cute.  I love it.  Check it out.

The hearts look nice on the background.  It's nicer in person than it is in this photo.  If you don't have the paper, get it.  You'll love it.  I bought it in silver and gold.  It's really cool.


Monday, March 10, 2014

Another Father's Day Card

Yes, I needed to make another Father's Day card for the second set of cards for my sister's friend, so I thought I would share this one as well.  I found this card and CASED it from Pinterest.  I liked the colors and it just hit the mark.  Let me know what you think.

There's a slight difference between the CASED card and this one, but not much.  I love the clock.

See you tomorrow.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Father's Day - Feeling Sentimental

Another card I made for my sister's friend was a father's day card.  I wanted to do something sweet and sentimental, so I used the "Feeling Sentimental" stamp set (retired).  It's really a neat stamp set, and I thought it was fitting for this card.  See what you think.

Nostalgic, don't you think?  I like the way it turned out.  Hope she does too.

Ciao for now.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

March Team Swap Card

Our team swap theme this month is Spring or Easter.  I love flowers, and especially tulips during the Easter season, so of course I had to use the "Easter Blessings" stamp set from Stampin' Up for this card.  This is another card where I used the "hardwood" stamp set as I mentioned in my other posting.  I love the way the card came out.  See what you think.

Paper:  smoky slate, whisper white
Ink:  smoky slate, primrose petals, wild wasabi  plus (perfect plum)(crushed curry)
Stamp Sets:  hardwood, easter blessings, gorgeous grunge, teeny tiny wishes
Accessories:  oval framelits

I also made two more versions of the card.  I like them all.

And here's the last one.

Well, that's it for now.  See you tomorrow.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Hardwood Thank You

I just love the "hardwood" stamp from Stampin' Up.  I didn't think I would at first, but now I'm so glad I purchased it.  I've made quite a few cards using it, and here is one of them that I made for one of the card sets I made for my sister's friend.  Check it out.

Paper:  baked brown sugar, whisper white, wild wasabi
Ink:  smoky slate, baked brown sugar, crisp cantaloupe, so saffron, strawberry slush
Stamp Sets:  hardwood, peaceful petals, petite petals
Accessories:  chalk talk framelit, sizzlits little leaves die

Don't you like the card?  I saw a card on Pinterest that was similar, so I went to town making one like it.  It turned out cute.  You can't tell, but I brayered the inside to soften the color of the paper.

Stay tuned for more tomorrow.  Cheers!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Can You Case It - A New Blog

A friend of mine, Amanda, from Our Crafty Playdate started a new blog:  Can You Case It.  I love blogging, so I thought I would join in the fun.

This week's challenge was to design a card using the sketch provided.  It only took me a few minutes to design something in my head - something that doesn't happen too often - and here's what I came up with.


Paper:  sahara sand, sweet sorbet dsp, pool party, whisper white
Ink:  pool party
Stamp Set:  starburst sayings
Accessories:  starburst framelits, corner rounder, itty bitty shapes punch, basic rhinestones

So there you have it.  If you'd like to join in the fun, hop on over to and play along.  It's a lot of fun.

Ciao for now.

Sweet Sorbet Congratulations

I made some cards for a friend of my sister, and I thought I would post some of my favorites.  This one is a "congratulations" using the sale-a-bration Sweet Sorbet designer series paper.  I love the prints.  They are so festive and "FUN".


The card is simple and fun.  Oh la la.

Thanks for stopping by.  Check out more cards from the sets I made tomorrow.  Ciao!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Coloring Down the Lines - A Raspberry Ripple Holiday

Just when you think we're all through with the holidays, this week's challenge has a twist:  make a Christmas card using one of the following color combinations:  Raspberry Ripple, Old Olive, Blushing Bride, or Raspberry Ripple, Crumb Cake, Perfect Plum.  I chose the first color combination for my entry this week.  I made two cards, and really didn't like the first one I made.  So back to the drawing board for this one I made.

If you arrived here from Our Crafty Playdate, then you heading in the right direction.  If not, don't forget to check Amanda's post this week!

Without further delay, here's my entry:

Paper:  raspberry ripple, old olive, whisper white, blushing bride
Ink:  raspberry ripple, old olive, smoky slate, blushing bride
Stamp Sets:  happy hour, more merry messages
Accessories:  chalk talk framelits, banners framelits, decorative dots EF, basic rhinestones, 3/8" satin ribbon

So now that you've seen my entry, let's go check out Joni in the Spotlight Stamping and she what she has in store for us, particularly using the Christmas card twist.

Thanks for stopping by this week, and I do look forward to reading your comments.  Cheers!