Saturday, February 27, 2010

Need mojo!?!

Stay tuned to my little blog for a BIG announcement coming soon! You won't want to miss out!! :)

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Chocolate Bunny

This will be our Easter card this year to send to friends and family. Love this lil bunny! And I really love the fact that I don't have to color! :) Easy card to mass usual! :)

STAMP: Chocolate Bunny
INK: choc chip
PAPER: ww, celery, bashful blue, Cute Pie DSP
OTHER: oval nesties, scallop edge punch, misc brads

Monday, February 22, 2010

Mojo Monday 127 Sketch Challenge

Here is my submission for this week's sketch over at Mojo Monday. You can find the sketch HERE. Fun sketch! It's difficult to see in the pic, but there are 3 clear rhinestones in the upper right corner. Prettier in real life. Need to work on my photo skills! :)
STAMPS: Herb Expressions
INK: Not Quite Navy
PAPER: NQN, vanilla, Bella Bleu DSP
OTHER: corner rounder punch, rhinestones, kraft taffeta ribbon

C & S "Number 79"

Rainy Monday here in NC. Perfect day for stamping! Here is my submission for last week's sketch at one of my favorite blogs, Clean and Simple. Here is the sketch. How did I do!?!
STAMPS: Look Who's Turning
INK: Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay
PAPER: same as above, ww, Welcome Neighbors DSP
OTHER: corner rounder punch

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Fall to Layout 78 Challenge

Good Tuesday afternoon! Here is my submission for this week's clean and simple sketch challenge, which can be found here. Love her blog. Clean and simple is definately my style.
STAMP: Whimsical Words
INK: Rose Red
PAPER: WW, Old Olive, Rose Red, Junior Varsity DSP
OTHER: circle punches, *new* stitched felt flowers

Saturday, February 6, 2010

JUGS Challenge #19

Here's my submission for this week's JUGS Sketch Challenge. What a fun sketch, with all of those circles! Enjoy! :)
STAMPS: Upsy Daisy, Whimsical Words
INK: Rich Razzleberry
PAPER: WW, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Cottage Wall DSP
OTHER: circle nesties, Old Olive satin ribbon, paper piercer

Friday, February 5, 2010

Up for a Challenge?!?

I am! :) When I saw this sketch challenge, I knew that I had to create. Usually I sit and ponder for way too long about stamps, colors, etc. For some reason, with this sketch, I knew right away that I would make this for my hubby for Valentine's Day. I decided to bring out my beloved and much-missed baja breeze card stock. It's very hard for me to part with this card stock. IMHO, it is SU's best blue ever! Anywho, onto the card...No explanation needed. I mounted the baja card stock onto a piece of choc chip. Looks better in real life, difficult to photo, since the card front wouldn't stay down. Easy to make ~ my kind of card! :) Hope hubby likes it!
STAMPS: Medallion, Well Scripted
INK: choc chip, baja breeze
PAPER: same as above, Perisian Breeze DSP
OTHER: choc chip grosgrain ribbon

"Big Sister" Blanket

***This is post #2 for the day...see below for a easy and cute baby blanket.***
This quilt is for the big sister of the baby who I made the satin edge blanket for (see post below). This quilt is very very easy to assemble. All of the fabrics were purchased at Thimble Pleasures. Can you tell how much I love that store!?! Not only do they carry the newest and greatest fabrics, but their staff is so helpful. If you have a quilting/sewing question, they have an answer. After Gianna was born, a few friends and neighbors brought Big Sister gifts for Bella, and it meant so much to her. She loved having some "Bella" attention, in the midst of all of the baby attention going on. So from now on, I'm going to try to make an effort to make/buy big sibling gifts to go along with baby gifts.

Satin Edge Baby Blanket

Last month, my good friend, Susan, and I took a class at Thimble Pleasures, called Satin Edge Baby Blanket. We finished the blanket in about 2 hours, but now that I know how to make them, they can easily be made in 1 hour. So I decided to make this blanket for a friend who is expecting baby #2 next month. It's so difficult to shop for baby #2, since moms usually have tons of clothes and toys from baby #1. So a handmade blanket fit the bill! The 2 fabrics and the satin edge were purchased at Thimble Pleasures. If you are ever in the need for some yummy fabric, a good sewing/quilting class, or anything else fabric related, you must check them out.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Buttons Buttons Everywhere

I'm on a stamping and blogging roll here this week! wahoo!! :) This series of cards was inspired by a card that my good friend, Susan, made for Bella a couple of weeks ago. It was a simple, yet bright and fun card. Bella loves to get mail, especially homemade cards! (she is her mother's daughter! :) ) Onto the cards...I used PTI's Everyday Button Bits stamp set, various buttons, and nestabilities. Voila - easy cards! I made several of each of these cards and donated them to my favorite organization, Operation Write Home (previously known as Cards for Heroes). Every time I think of or mention our troops, I instantly think of my brother and sister in law - I miss them so much! Please continue to remember and pray for our troops.
STAMPS: PTI Button Bits
INK: black, real red, close to cocoa, wasabi
PAPER: ww, same as above
OTHER: nestabilities, misc buttons

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Full of Hearts

*This is post #2 for today, so be sure to scroll down to check out a cute kid/baby card...*

Here is my 2010 Valentine's Day card that I came up with. I made 12 of them to send to friends and family, complete with a pic of the kiddos (of course!). This is a pretty easy card, with no stamping involved. Let me know what you think! :)

STAMP: none
INK: none
PAPER: vanilla, Sending Love DSP, pretty in pink, real red
OTHER: full heart punch, vanilla satin ribbon, new scallop trim punch, cuttlebug embossing folders (swiss dots, swirl, new Victorian), scallop envelope die

Fox-less Friends

Good Tuesday Morning! Since I'm snowed in, I've decided to stamp. Y'all know how much I hate winter and snow, so I've been stamping a lot lately to help pass the time. Plus, I'm heading back to work (as a nurse) shortly, so I've been trying to work ahead on projects, since my stamping time will be limited. :( The card today is for my daughter's first birthday thank you's - Can you believe that Gianna will be 1 next month!?! Makes me sad that she is growing up so fast. Anywho, on to the card. I got the inspiration for the card from SCS. I used Fox & friends stamp set, minus the fox for this card.

STAMP: Fox & Friends
INK: Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, Celery, Saffron
PAPER: WW, same as above
OTHER: Circle punches, Pretty in Pink satin ribbon, button