Wednesday, July 28, 2010

FBW#115 Flutter By Butterfly

I'm not usually a Clean and Simple kind of girl, but I seriously toned this card down this week!! I wanted the sentiment and the designer paper to do the talking. The paper just reminds me of a field of wildflowers (I love seeing the wildflowers along the interstate in West Virginia when we drive North). So, I employed the CAS and KISS (keep it simple silly) method on this one! This week's Flutter By challenge is an open one, so show us what you've got and post it HERE. We always love to come and visit!!
Card Details:
Paper: Green at Heart by Basic Grey; Kraft and Rich Razzleberry by Stampin' Up
Ink: Rich Razzleberry and Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: paper piercing tool; copic markers; spica glitter pens; edging tool by SU

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

PTTC#9 It's a Blooming Birthday

I kept this week's birthday card for Party Time Tuesdays very simple! This week's challenge, #9, is anything goes. So, start planning those birthday cards for this week! All you have to remember is to include a birthday related sentiment on the front of the card.

My card today is actually 4 1/4x4 1/4 square. I love making a small card sometimes just to mix it up a bit. The stamps are from a set by Woodware USA called Garden Greetings. The set is a wonderful mix of both sentiments and small garden images. I colored the image with Copic markers and Spica glitter pens. I finished off the card by stamping the image, using my Creative Memories Oval cutting system, and using Nestabilities to cut the scalloped oval. The ribbon is from my stash, and it is from a Christmas set. The paper is from Stampin' Up--Wild Wasabi and Real Red. Fun and fast card to make!
Enjoy your Tuesday! See you tomorrow for my Flutter By Wednesday card.
Don't forget...mark your calendars for this Sunday! Woodware USA is having a blog hop to introduce our new design team, and there will be prizes!!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Scrapmaster's Paradise Raspberry Tart Projects

Second Post today...please scroll down for the Woodware DT announcement!!

I have three more projects using the Raspberry Tart paper kit ( it is such a great deal at $5.50!!)available from Samantha at Scrapmaster's Paradise. She has a real eye for pairing things together, and this paper kit is one of my favorites from Stampin' Up.
I had to include some of my own paper in this one, but I couldn't resist using my new Cricut cartridge, Wild Card. The stamps that I used are from Vintage Labels by Stampin' Up. The colors are Pretty in Pink, Old Olive and Rose Red.
The stamps are from a new SU set called Friends Never Fade, and it is beautiful with these papers! The dry embossing is from a Sizzix embossing folder also from the SU catalog.

Finally, another simple option made with this lovely kit!! The colors just pop!! Stay tuned for my next Scrapmaster's Paradise kit where I can finally reveal the August 2010 card kit. I can't wait to show it to you!!

Woodware Design Team Announcement

We are so pleased to announce the inaugural design team for Woodware USA stamps!! There were so many talented paper crafters who applied to be a part of this team. It was incredibly difficult to decide, but we did, and I'm pleased to announce the following members of the design team:

They will join me and Dawn for the first ever term! We are so excited! We are going to kick things off with a blog hop on Sunday, August 1st with prizes!! You don't want to miss it!

I couldn't resist making this card also for this week's Paper Sundaes challenge:

Paper Sundaes #28 - Back to School

Card Details:
Stamps: School Tots by Woodware USA
Paper: June Bug by Basic Grey; Basic Black, Soft Suede and Kraft by Stampin' Up
Ink: Pallette Noir and Silver Encore
Accessories: Copic markers; Nestabilities; ribbon

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Look Who's Turning One!!

A fun little birthday card for a cute little guy! My friend's little boy turned one recently, and today was his first birthday party! The card is using Mercy Kerin's sketch this week (MTSC83), and it's a fun little sketch. I was able to use my Creative Memories cutting system for the circles and ovals. I was just explaining the other day that this is a tool I have had for around 10 years that I still use weekly! Now, that's a good tool!

Card Details:
Stamps: Look Who's Turning by Stampin' Up
Paper: Lime Rickey by Basic Grey; Baja Breeze
and Tangerine Tango by Stampin' Up
Ink: Pallette Noir; Tangerine Tango by Stampin' Up
Accessories: Creative Memories cutting system; EK
Success border punch; Stampin' Up Twill tape

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

FBW114 - Christmas in July!!

All that glitters is not gold, but it could be some blinged up paper!! This week's Flutter By Wednesday challenge is Christmas in July...we would love to see your Christmas creations, so get a jump on it, make a Christmas card, and post it HERE!! Just don't forget to include a butterfly, fairy, or angel on your card. I'm usually the one who is making her Christmas cards on December 15th because I procrastinated, so maybe I will get it together this year!!

Card Details:
Stamps: Tall Angel by Outlines
Paper: Bling paper from unknown; Night of Navy by Stampin' Up
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Night of Navy by SU
Accessories: Copic markers; Spica Glitter pens; Pixie Dust Shimmerz Blingz; SU oval and scalloped oval punches

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

PTTC#8 Catch a Falling Star...

...and put it in your POCKET!! Ok, it's a bit corny, but I couldn't resist!! This week at Party Time Tuesdays the challenge is to make a birthday pocket card!! I finally decided to try and make a criss-cross pocket card. There is a great tutorial HERE, so check it out if you haven't made one yet!!

Don't forget to have a birthday sentiment on the front of your card when you enter the challenge HERE. Last week, we hit over 43 entries, and we are so pleased that many of you are coming and playing with us week after week!! Keep those lovely birthday cards coming!

Stay tuned tomorrow for my Flutter By Wednesday card!!
Card Details:
Stamps: Stampin' Up
Paper: Cottage Wall DSP, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, and Orchid Opulence from Stampin' Up
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Bow Easy; SU ribbon; SU oval and scalloped oval punches

Monday, July 19, 2010

Scrapmaster's Paradise - August Sneak Peek/July Kit Card only have two more days to order your August kits from Scrapmaster's Paradise. Samantha has a great eye for putting things together, and this upcoming kit is gorgeous with brand new items from the NEW Stampin' Up catalog!! You're going to love it!! The above is just a little sneak peek for you!! Can you tell what it is going to look like in its full form?

My card today is from a wonderful paper kit that Samantha has available! The paper is a retired paper called Raspberry Tart (one of my favorites!!), and I was excited to use it! I decided to make a nine patch out of the paper with a stamp in the middle...YUMMY!! You can purchase this kit and many others through Samantha at Scrapmaster's won't be disappointed. And, to see many samples made with all of the kits, just join the Scrapmaster's Paradise forum. We have been having a lot of fun just chatting over there about anything. Stop by...we'd love to have you!!

Card Details:
Stamps: Of the Earth by Stampin' Up
Paper: Raspberry Tart DSP, Rose Red, Old Olive, Cameo Coral CS by Stampin' Up
Ink: Old Olive by SU

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Paper Sundaes DT Call

Paper Sundaes Challenge Blog is having a design team call, and I just had to apply. I love this challenge, and I love to see the new challenges every Sunday!! Here are the details of the call:


We are looking for two to three new DT members. Interested? Well, here are the details...

- DT members create a card for each Sunday

- DT members are responsible for posting their creations by noon on Saturday (day before) on our private blog

- DT members are allowed to combine their DT card with other challenges

- Challenge details can be provided a month in advance - allowing you to create your card on your schedule

- DT members must comment on half of the entries posted (DT is split into two groups and each group is assigned certain numbers)

- DT term is August 1st to October 31st

We are looking for someone who wants to have fun! We are not concerned about number of followers but will be looking at how often you post and the quality of your creations. You do not have to have previous DT experience.


- Have fun with a crazy group of girls

- Occasionally freebies

- Exposure for your blog

- Motivation to make time for yourself weekly

If you are interested, please post about our DT call on your blog and feature three of your favorite creations including at least two cards. DT call closes Friday, July 23rd at 11:59pm.

Wish me luck!!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Welcome to another glorious week with Flutter By Wednesday!! We have a sponsor this week, and just let me tell you, they are CUTE!! I had to work with this little gem! It is called Hello Ladybird, and it was super fun to color!! Our challenge this week is to use 3 layers on your card...thought it might be hard, but it really wasn't! I use a lot more layers than I think I do! Head on over to the Flutter By Wednesday blog for more inspiration!!

Card Details:
Stamps: Hello Ladybird by Di's Digi Downloads
Paper: DeLovely by Cosmo Cricket; Melon Mambo and Baja Breeze by Stampin' Up
Accessories: Copic markers; Spica glitter pens; Nestabilities Labels One; Bo Bunny and unknown ribbon; Cuttlebug embossing folder

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


I just feel like this little darling is yelling, "Yippee!" What a fun image from Mo's Digital Pencil by Mo Manning...I believe it was a free digi at one time. Today is our seventh week at Party Time Tuesdays, and it is Anything Goes this week...don't forget to include a birthday sentiment on the front of the card!! That's important to be considered for our weekly top 3!! Tell your friends!!

Card Details:
Stamps: Tapping by Mo Manning; sentiment from Vintage Labels by SU
Paper: Night of Navy CS and DSP; Riding Hood Red by Stampin' Up
Ink: Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Copic markers; Nestabilities; Creative Memories cutting system; brad

Monday, July 12, 2010

Raspberry Tart Kit at Scrapmaster's Paradise

Another little gem from the Raspberry Tart kit at Scrapmaster's Paradise. You definitely won't be disappointed with this gem of a kit. I've rediscovered some dusty stamps in the process. This wasn't's brand new, and it is called Friends Never Fade!! Check out Samantha's other kits and products over at Scrapmaster's won't be disappointed!!

Also, don't forget about the fun new forum sponsored by Scrapmaster's can find everything under the sun including samples from Samantha's kits and fun Cricut projects!!

Card Details:
Stamps: Friends Never Fade and Vintage Labels by Stampin' Up
Paper: Raspberry Tart DSP, Old Olive, Pretty in Pink CS by SU
Ink: Rose Red; Pretty in Pink
Accessories: SU brad; Word Window and Modern Label punches; SU ribbon; Hodgepodge hardware

Friday, July 9, 2010

Basic Grey Page of the Month - July 2010

This is my adaptation of the Basic Grey page of the month kit for July 2010. Peggy at Southern Scrapbooks, our local store in Fort Mill, SC opted to sponsor this monthly page kit. Well, I've been challenged to not only make the sample pages each month, but to come up with other projects using all of the leftovers. And, if you've ever had a Basic Grey kit, there are plenty of leftovers!! The paper and embellishments for this month's kit are from the Max and Whiskers line which is pet-themed. Well, we don't have pets, so I told Peggy I would adapt it for something else, and here it is!!

All materials provided with the Basic Grey page of the month kit for July 2010.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Can you believe that we have been gone for a whole month? Well, we are back for another wonderful Flutter By Wednesday, and we have a special treat for you...a BLOG HOP!! No good blog hop is without surprises, so make sure you leave comments on all of the team members' blogs (there are only 8, so don't worry!!) So, follow through to the end, and find the surprise!! If you came from Michelle's blog, then you are in the right place. If not, go back to the beginning, the FBW blog, to be on your way!!
I have used a wonderful sketch from Sweet Sundays Sketch Challenge #76.
This week's Flutter By Wednesday challenge is an open one, and I can't wait to see all of the fluttery creations!! I've really missed all of you!! Next stop on the hop is Jodi, and you don't want to miss her project!!
Card Details:
Stamps: Impression Obsession
Paper: Porcelain by Basic Grey; Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa and Sahara Sand by SU
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic markers; ribbon; Joanns brad; Spica glitter pens

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

PTTC#6 From the Outside Looking In

Our challenge this week at Party Time Tuesdays is Outside In. Well, Kristie told us this is open to interpretation, so this is my interpretation. The outside of my card is fairly simple, and the inside literally pops!! I made my very first pop-up card, and it is the simple kind! That's ok!!

This little cutie is from the Greeting Farm set Showtime. One of Meredith's friends turned 5 a week ago, and she had a circus-themed birthday party. How perfect was this set for that occasion? I had to go with it! My team mates would love a visit from you, and we would love to have you try our challenge this week!

Crazy 4 Challenges #44 - use at least two ribbons

Card Details:
Stamps: Showtime by Greeting Farm
Paper: My Mind's Eye designer paper; Green Galore, Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, and Basic Black CS
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: EK Success border punch; Nestabilities scalloped ovals and flower; Copic markers; spica glitter pens; SU ribbon

Monday, July 5, 2010

Scrapmaster's Paradise-Happy Birthday to YOU!!

This is my first "unofficial" post for Scrapmaster's Paradise...look for them on Mondays! We'll be in full force with pics of the August kit very soon, but I wanted to show you one of my cards from a wonderful kit of Raspberry Tart paper from Stampin' Up! Samantha assembles these absolutely gorgeous kits from Stampin' Up products, and they are amazing!! I can't wait for you to see all of them!!
If these weren't fun enough, we also have a great little forum forming HERE to talk about the kits, do challenges, chat about stampin' and Cricut stuff! Basically, we talk about everything, so come on over!! A great group of ladies, and we hope that you will join us!!
Card Details:
Stamps: Kind and Caring Thoughts and Very Versatile (sentiment) by SU
Paper: Raspberry Tart DSP, Cameo Coral, Rose Red, and Kiwi Kiss CS by SU
Ink: Rose Red by SU; Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: SU scalloped border punch; SU Butterfly Embosslit by Sizzix; SU ribbon; Spica glitter pen

Friday, July 2, 2010

Cheers!! Max in the Martini

When I saw the sketch at CCEE Stampers this week, I thought it was fun. The fact that the twist was it had to be a beverage also...I had just the stamp!! I bought this stamp almost a year ago, and it hasn't seen ink! I added Crystal Effects to make the glass look like glass, and I was also able to use this lovely little metal sticker from Joanns that was picked up almost 2 years ago. See, everything can be used at some time! Finally, the designer paper is from the Sweet Pea pack by Stampin' Up, and it reminded me of olives and bubbles, so I HAD to use it!


Card Details:
Stamps: Max by Sparkle and Sprinkle
Paper: Sweet Pea DSP; Chocolate Chip and So Saffron CS by Stampin' Up
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic markers; Crystal Effects; Metal epoxy sticker from Joanns; Sizzix embossing folder for SU;
SU scalloped border punch; Creative Memories oval cutting system; Nestabilities