Friday, November 23, 2012

Friends With Flair

 This is for Unity's Friday Friends With Flair. I am still in love with Donna Downey's Insightful Meadow set. I stamped the flower in PTI's Ocean Tides, and that is also the base card too.
The sentiment is a SU swap that I just found in my images folder. I used it earlier this week, and just had to use it again, I love it so much. The buttons and twine are also PTI.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Cornish Heritage Farms "Trees" Challenge

 Cornish Heritage Farms is having a Trees Challenge this week. It is amazing, that this stamp is my favorite of theirs!
For this card, I used MME Stella & Rose paper. I like inking the stamp with different colors, and then spritzing or misting with water. I use a little heavier hand with water when I use watercolor paper, and the result is always satisfying. (Altho this regular cardstock)
The inks I mixed for these: Memento Peanut Brittle & Morocco (on card), with SU Choc Chip; Memento Bamboo Leaves & SU Old Olive, Choc Chip (left); Memento Morocco & Rhubarb Stalk, SU Choc Chip (Right). It is always fun to mix colors, and see what comes out!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


I needed a tag for an order of cards, so I got into my stash of die cuts. I love making extras for just such quick occasions. The leaves, frame and polka dots are all from Papertrey Ink. Oh, and the ribbon too. I love their ribbon! It is so sturdy.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Hand Made Burp Cloths

 I went to a baby shower yesterday, and just had to show you what I made. I have been thinking about what to make for my friend's new baby for awhile. I haven't sewn much in the past few months, and this was the perfect thing to get back into it. I found this tutorial for these super easy Burp Cloths.
 I used Chenille and Snuggle Flannel from Joann's Fabric store. These are so soft, I wish I had a use for them, but alas, I don't burp up anymore. LOL and I don't have kids either.

 Of course, I had to make my own card, and tag to match. I love these little monkeys! They are from Basic Grey: Oliver. And she is using a jungle theme in blue/green for the baby room.

The label for the set, is another of my stash of image trades. It is Stampin Up, against a hand stitched label from MFT, and that is on top of a mat stack from PTI. I used every company I love for this whole set. LOL

Sunday, November 18, 2012


 This is for the CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge #6. I switched sides for the flower/sentiment, I hope that is ok for the sketch. I have been seeing a lot of white on white without mats the past few weeks, so I thought I would try it out with this one.
 A couple years ago, I did quite a bit of image trades on I had wanted this sentiment for a long time, and then I got it, and never used it. So I pulled this out of my super stash of images, and added one of my favorite Donna Downey stamps from Unity: Insightful Meadow. I stamped it in my new fav colors from PTI, Autumn Rose. The polka dot paper is MME: Stella & Rose.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Unity's Friends with Flair

 These are a few more of the Anniversary cards that I made for an order last week. I thought I would save them for today's Friends with Flair.  The pear is Unity's 100% Happy store set, and I did a bit of watercolor on it.

 The striped paper is SEI, and the sentiment and zigzag stitch are both A Muse stamps.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

SEI Happy Anniversary!

 I had an order for Anniversary cards, so I pulled out some of my favorite SEI paper, and added an A Muse sentiment.
 This paper has velvet leaves!
 This one is my favorite paper. I popped up the panels, and love the effect!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

CTS #4

 I was in need of some quick Anniversary cards, so I thought I would try out this week's sketch over on the CAS(E) this Sketch blog. I used all A Muse for this one: blackberry paper, Sunflower stamp, and Essential Sentiments, and white ink.