Saturday, June 26, 2010

Summer Fun!

Summer is here and so is the fun! I hope you have enjoyed the seasonal inspiration with the Beary Scrap Gals this week. I have one last card to share with you before we move onto a new theme on Monday. I am continuing my love affair with My Mind's Eye papers. I have been using these on everything! They are so me.

Also, you only have until June the 30th to play in our current color challenge - lime, navy and turquoise. You could win some of our new mulberry flowers. Trust me, once you try some of these beauties, you will be hooked!

Card Recipe:
Papers: My Mind's Eye Laundry Line
Stamp: Stampavie
Medium: copics, Flower Soft - Christmas green
Accessories: vintage buttons, ribbon

Friday Sketchers - sketch
Paper Sundaes - Pretty as a Princess
Practical Scrappers - flowers
Stamptacular Sunday - Cute as a Bug
Cupcake Craft- Strawberries and Cream
Lexi's Creations - Something Old (buttons)
All That Scraps - Caribbean, celery, pink
Crafty Creations - Shine (sparkly)
Crafty Calendar - bugs and beasties
Bunny Zoe's - Nice and Girly

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Bookmark it!

I just wanted to get my entry posted for this week's JustRite Challenge, which was to make a bookmark. I hope you get some time to indulge in a great book and a wonderful treat!

The tea cup is cut from felt, and machine stitched. The tea bag is an actual Tetley tea bag with the tea dumped out. I used stamps from JustRite's Baking Stamp ensemble.

It's a Flower Soft Blog Hop!

I was over the moon when I was asked to be the guest DT for Flower Soft for July and August! I know it's not quite July yet, but I'm already getting to play with the fabulous team. Are you enjoying seeing all the great ideas for using Flower Soft toppers? You should have arrived from Debbie Seyer's blog, if you just stumbled upon this hop, than by all means, go back and start at the Flower Soft blog. Besides all of the wonderful projects you will see, you will want to leave some love at each blog for the chance to win this great prize of Flower Soft goodies! Comments will stay open until 6:00pm on June 29th. The winner will be announced on the Flower Soft blog on June 30th.

For my card, I used the Recipe for a Sister Topper from the Recipes for a Family set. Since the package comes with 2 of each image, I cut out the sweet sister bear and her books, and popped them up for dimension. Then I went in with my Ultra Fine Toffee flower soft and added my shading. Doesn't this little bit of flower soft add so much texture? Finally, I used some Ultra Fine Raspberry Fizz for the flowers around the border and her hairbow. I love the detail that you can achieve with the Ultra Fine!

Have you starting watching Flower Soft TV? There is a new episode every Friday! To register for announcements, contests and specials at Flower Soft TV go to and then click green "REGISTER" button.

Now it's time to hop along to Vicki Garrett's blog - I'm sure she will have something wonderful to share with you!

Card Recipe:
Flower Soft: Ultra Fine Toffee, Ultra Fine Raspberry Fizz, FS glue, Recipes for a Family Toppers
Papers: Bazzill, MME Laundry Line
Ribbons: Double Ruffles Yellow (from Really Reasonable Ribbon)
Flowers - Prima
Punch - Martha Stewart
Pearls - Kaiser Craft

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Let's Go Fly a Kite!

Just a quick post to share this card that I made using one of Karen's Doodles newest images - Let's Go Fly a Kite. I just loved it and hope that you will too!

Cute Card Thursday - sketch
ABC- "W" Weather
Sketchy Colors - pink,blue, green
Practical Scrappers- flowers

Monday, June 21, 2010

Here's a sketch for you!

Welcome to another Monday morning. I hope you had a fabulous weekend! It is time for another challenge at Karen's Doodles - USA. This week we have a sketch for you. I almost always "turn" my sketches into 6 x 6 cards, no matter what the sketch looks like....but for this one, I stayed true to the 4 x 9.5" card.

I love all of the summery images Karen has been coming out with - I can't color them fast enough! For this card, I used Dog Day Afternoon.

This sketch was different for me, and hopefully will be for you too! We would love for you to play along, for a chance to win some great images.

Spoon Full of Sugar- sunshine inspired
Creative Inspirations - One for the boys
Stamp Something - Something Summer
Cowgirls Sunday Challenge - anything goes

Does it get any sweeter than Belles n Whistles with pink, brown and white?

Any time you mix Belles n Whistles stamps with pink, brown and white, you know that is a recipe for sweetness! And that is exactly what our challenge is for you this week - Easy Peasy!

I used the new stamp, A Child's Prayer, from the Forever Young Collection. I love this image, because I feel that I have so much to be thankful for, and this card really expresses that. I hope that you will join us this week - and you could win your choice of a Belles n Whistles stamp.

Wild Flower Wednesday - sketch
Paper Sundaes - Pretty as a Princess
Practical Scrappers - flowers
Creative Card Crew - Thank you
Papertake Weekly - Ice Cream Flavor
Meljen's - fiber, ribbon, lace
Totally Gorjuss - Sugar and Spice
JUGS - pink, chocolate, vanilla
Bunny Zoe's - Nice and Girly

Sunday, June 20, 2010


Shirleys 2 Girls is having a Design Team call - Have you seen their images? Cute! I had a chance to make a card with their image Tresors (which means Treasures).I love that whole release! I used paper from Graphic 45 that had the Eiffel Tower on it - so it was just perfect for this image.

Friday Sketchers - sketch