Sunday, October 24, 2010

Last Chance and a Fall Project!

Top view

This tissue box cover was made using the technique of the week over at Split Coast Stampers.  My version was made using the Naturals White CS from SU and embossing with Cuttlebug embossing folders and applying ink to paper to bring out the embossing.  I added some embossed punched leaves and inked them to bring out the veins in the leaves.  Added some embellies from Creative Charms, the orange Fancy Felt Flowers and one of the stickers from the Thanksgiving Multi-dimensional chip board stickers.  The top of the tissue box was created using Nestabilities Large Oval die #1 and the Small Scalloped Ovals die #1,  Then the panel was adheared on top and embellished again with the punched leaves and orange felt flower.  This cover will fit righ over top of the kleenex box and can be used over and over again.  Love how this turned out.  Now will have to make one for my DIL as her favorite season is fall!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Here we have a simple Birthday card created using a scallop square front cut on my Cricut Expression using Make the Cut Software.  I used the Fall Harvest Deal of the Month adding the  Yellow Fancy Polka Dot Ribbon, Amber Pure Blossoms and Orange 3D butterflies.  The sentiment and background flora are from SU Watercolor Trio and sentiment was punched out using the oval and scallop oval punch and then pop dotted on for dimension. CS is Bazzill.

This layout was made using the Orange Fuzzy Daisy Kit (love the leaf ribbon!) and the Amber Gem Stickers.  Also added the new a Fall Sticker from the Thanksgiving Multi-Dimensional Chipboard Stickers.  These adorable chipboard stickers are perfect for the fall and Thanksgiving. 

This was an amazing Deal of the Month, so much to choose from in this deal!  Happy Fall Y'All !!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Just Rite Christmas Card

This is my second Christmas card for 2010.  Used the new Vintage Accent Frames to make my own embellishments.  Also used the JustRite JustRite Christmas1-20100001Hearts Come Home stamp set for the center. The bottom border was created with a MS border punch.  Used Bazzill CS for the card base and SU designer paper from last year.

Be Merry!

Today is World Card Making Day and here is one of my creations to celebrate!  This is my first Christmas card for 2010 and I hope to get all of them done by Thanksgiving so they can go in the mail on Black Friday! I used one of the new Creative Charms Christmas Twinkle Multidimensional Stickers for the sentiment.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Halloween Fun

It's officially fall and what better way to celebrate the season of beautiful colors than with Creative Charms October Kit!  I just love those cute Halloween Twinkle Stickers and the Black Velvet Ric Rac ribbon!  I also used the Black Gem Stickers and the Halloween Vintage Frames.

The image used is from the Fall Collection of Bildmalarna stamps.  Just too cute! The image was colored using the Gamsol Magic technique and Prisma colored pencils.  It was then layered on Bazzill Raven CS. 

Saturday, September 18, 2010

ScrapPink....Breast Cancer Awareness Local Crop!

Creative Charms has teamed up with The Crop Shop to help promote their BCA Crops.  Join me at the Crop Shop and help support Breast Cancer research. 

 Scrap Pink Crop
    • Saturday, September 25th 10am - 7 pm
    • $20 ($10 will be donated back to breast cancer research)
    • Includes: table space, use of equipment, snacks and beverages, give-aways and dinner
    • Location: Crop Shop - Greensburg, PA  724-832-3004

    Friday, September 10, 2010

    Sydney Rebecca
    When I saw the new Deal of the Month I couldn't believe how adorable the It's A Girl set was.   Just love that little Teddy Bear and it was just perfect for this baby card.  I used one of the MS punch around the page punches for the lacy border and added some dotted green ribbon on this precious baby card.  It was very timely as 2 weeks ago we welcomed Sydney Rebecca into the world.  She is the most beautiful granddaughter in the world and so very Precious!

    Wednesday, September 8, 2010

    Boo! Halloween Card

    Getting ready for fall using up some leftover scraps.  Boo was cut using the Cricut expression and embossed with Cuttlebug embossing folder in CTMH Hydrangea and shadowed with White Daisy.  I colored Tilda w/Spider Web from using the Gamsol Magic technique and Prisma color pencils.  You can find a tutorial for this technique here.  Base CS is Orange and Hydrangea from CTMH and discontinued DP I had leftover from last fall.

    Monday, September 6, 2010

    Fit for a Princess...

    This adorable Birthday Party invitation would make any little girl feel like a princess.  The little crown is featured in the Creative Charms September Kit of the month, the pink version, which can be found here.  They also have a blue version for little boys.  Their deals of the month are fantastic and you get so many embellishments!.  DP used was from DCWV and Bo Bunny, gotto love those dots! Sentiments were made using Just Rite font sets.  Love how you can make any sentiment you want using these stamps.  The little flower gems are also from Creative Charms and are a great way to add a little glitz to any card. 

    Here is a photo of all you get for $7.99...what a steal!
    Pink Deal of the Month $7.00

    Girl Deal – 143 Pieces
    ·         18” Red Fancy Polka Dot Ribbon
    ·         Yellow Fuzzy Ducks (4 pcs)
    ·         It’s a Girl Felt & Epoxy Brads (18 pcs)
    ·         It’s a Girl Epoxy Stickers (18 pcs)
    ·         Playtime Girl Felt & Epoxy Brads (14 pcs)
    ·         Pink or Purple Sparkle Buttons (12 pcs)
    ·         Red Gem Stickers (76 pcs)
    ·         Pink Felt Crowns & Purses (4 pcs)
    ·         Assorted Girl Themed Brads (3 pcs)
    ·         Assorted Flower Brads (6 pcs)
    Blue Deal of the Month - $7.99

    Boy Deal – 161 Pieces
    ·         18” Blue Fancy Polka Dot Ribbon
    ·         Beige Teddy Bears (4 pcs)
    ·         Yellow Fuzzy Ducks (4 pcs)
    ·         It’s a Boy Felt & Epoxy Brads (17 pcs)View Blog
    ·         It’s a Boy Epoxy Stickers (18 pcs)
    ·         Playtime Boy Felt & Epoxy Brads (11 pcs)
    ·         Blue Sparkle Buttons (12 pcs)
    ·         Blue Gem Stickers (76 pcs)
    ·         Assorted Sports Brads (6 pcs)
    ·         Assorted Star Brads (6 pcs)
    ·         Assorted Animal Brads (6 pcs)

    Thursday, June 3, 2010

    You're So Kind

     This is a little notebook created from coaster sized chipboard and covered with DP from the discontinued Inque Boutique line. I got this at a super steal price from a local craft store and love this cardstock. To embellish this notebook I used some of the new Fancy Polka Dot Ribbon in yellow and green from Creative Charms. I also used on of the Shimmer Flowers in green and white and a white Dream Garden butterfly. I dotted the "i" with one of the Gradient Gem Stickers for a little bling! Stamp and sentiments as well as the punch are from SU.

    Sunday, May 30, 2010

    You're Too Kind...

    A simple act of kindness deserves a simple card to thank someone for that kindness!  The card base is made at 5 1/2" square using Gemstones cardstock from Core'dinations in Pink Diamond.  The DP is from the BoBunny a gift of love collection using the Jazmyne Dew Drops.  I love the glitter on this card stock.  I embellished this card with a pink picot satin ribbon and a large pink posey and stamped the sentiment from SU using Vintage Labels and Whimsical Words and punched it out with coordinating SU punch.  Love how these work together and think I will be using them a lot!

    Wednesday, May 5, 2010

    A Little Something...

    We had our semi-annual Girlfriends Scrapbooking Retreat a couple weeks ago and this is the gift bag I made for everyone.  The flowers were cut using the Make the Cut software with my Cricut and the borders were punched with the MS zig zag embossing punch, I love the look of this punch!  CS and DP are all from CTMH.  This was very simple and easy to make.  It was fun filling it up with little gifts and treats.

    Spread a Little Sunshine...

    I finally finished the card for the Green, Yellow, Brown challenge on the Bildlamarna challenge blog but I am a day (actually more like a week) late and a dollar short as usual.  Sometimes those creative juices just flow kind of slowly (or it could be I am going a little more slowly these days!).  Anyway here is the card I finally finished. This little cutie is named Mimosa from the Bildmalarna Stamps which come from Sweden and she reminds me of my precious little granddaughter.  I think these stamps are soooo adorable!  I colored Little Mimosa using my copic markers: skin (E000, E00, E11 & R20) hair (E25, E29 & E31) ant the Dress (YG0000, YG01, YG03 &Y11, Y13 & Y15).  The CS used is the Colonial White Textured for the base from CTMH, Coordinations Gemstone in Citrine, Basic Grey Origins double sided CS and green stripe vellum I had in my stash.  I embellished the card with the Layered Vintage Flowers from Creative Charms and accented the flowers with the 3D Vintage Brads Antique Flower also from CC.  Can I just say that I love the Vintage look these embellishments give to this card.  Here is a close up of the stamped image and the flowers. I also added a couple sprigs of leaves using the MS punch.  If you want to see more of my creations be sure to become a follower or sign up for email updates!

    Wednesday, March 24, 2010

    Happy Day!

    Wishing you a very happy day! I love the colors in this all occassion card.  It just makes you smile when you look at it.  The DP used on this card is from TPC and the Frosted Flower Brads from Creative Charms add a little bit of dimension to this card. 

    Tuesday, March 23, 2010

    Pretty in Pink...

    Birthdays are a special day and this card was made to make someone's birthday extra special this year.  This adorable Magnolia stamp is Dinner Tilda from the Yummy For Your Tummy collection and she is all dressed up and ready to go to a party.  She is colored using Copic Markers:  E000, E00, E11 & R20 for the skin, G20, G21 & G24 with R000, R81 & R83 for her outfit and for the hair used E25, E49, E53 & E59 and the shoes used C3, C5, C7 & C9.  The springlike theme of this card is highlighted with the adorable felt flowers, 3D butterflies and Pure Blossoms all in pink from Creative Charms.  I used MS punches to make the leaves and also for the border.     

    Wednesday, March 17, 2010

    A Little Birdie told me...

    The sun is shining today and I saw my first sign of Spring even though it doesn't officially start until the weekend!  Looking out the window of my workshop there was a robin sitting in the crab apple tree in my front yard.  Such a welcome sign!  Here is a little basket I made to welcome Spring decorated with the Sparkled Flowers and Sparkled Butterflies collection from Creative Charms.  The Dream Garden Dream Brads inside the basket must have attracted a visitor.  If you look closely you will see a little birdie peeking out of the basket guarding her egg!  Happy Spring!

    Tuesday, March 16, 2010

    Hello Friend!

    I love the colors in this cardstock, so bright and refreshing.  This accordian fold card would be sure to brighten a friends day.  I like working with cards with different types of folds and the double sided cardstock makes it so easy to match the colors. The carstock used is from TPC Studio and is the "Sunny Bunny" collection.  I used the MS zig zag border punch on the front for dimension and added the flower sentiment using pop dots to set it off.  The flowers were cut with Nestabilities flower die. I added some bling using the Sunny Bunny shaped jewels. Love this little chickie!  You can see this card in person at the Crop Shop along with a lot of other beautiful cards and layouts.  

    Tuesday, March 9, 2010

    Hippity, Hoppity, Easter is on it's way!

    Spring is definitely my favorite time of year, time to look forward to new beginnings and new birth!  This adorable stamp is such a breath of fresh air and is from the Bildmalarna stamp collection. This stamp is available from Cindy at who is the new North American distributor for Bildmalarna.  This was my first Bildie stamp ever and I think the beginning of a new obsession!  This image on this Easel Card was colored with Copics and the base CS is from Bazzill.  The DP is from the Martha Stewart Playful Pink pad and the used the MS Lace Border punch for the borders.  Pastel pink pears were added for dimension.  The sentiment inside is from CTMH Eastertime stamp set.  Green dot ribbon is from Bo Bunny.  Hope you enjoy this glimpse of Spring!

    Butterfly Kisses!

    I thought I would share another layout that I did from my son's wedding.  These were 2 of my favorite photos from the wedding. So romantic!  This is a 12x12 layout using designer CS from CTMH and DCWV and solid CS from Bazzill called String of Pearls.  Loved the shimmery color of this CS.  The title, Butterfly Kisses was cut on the Cricut using the Gypsy font using gold metallic and black CS, The embellishments are from Creative Charms and are from the Flared Flowers & Bling Kit in white. 

    Monday, March 8, 2010

    National Craft Month Celebration & Giveaway at Creative Charms

    In celebration of National Craft Month Creative Charms has an exceptional offer for all new friends & "Followers" by treating them to something special from their garden of embellishments!  "Friends are the flowers in the garden of life"...and one can never have too many friends or too many floweres!  As such, Creative Charms would like to invite all new friends to add themselves as a "follower" in their Creative Lounge Designer Gallery (at  Each week during the month of March a new follower will be chosen to receive a $5 Gift Certificate/coupon code for their choice of products from  Sign up now, while supplies last.  Thank you friends!!

    Thursday, February 25, 2010

    Spring Layout

    Thought I would share something different this time.  This is a layout I did for a design team assignment.  It just screams Spring and since I am sitting here watching even more snow come down I thought this would warm the soul.  This layout was made using the new Sunflowers from Creative Charms and the Pure Blossoms in pink.  CS used is from CTMH Key Lime, Crystal Blue and Baby Pink. The Pink Gradient Gems and Fancy Polka Dot Ribbon are also from Creative Charms.

    Thursday, February 11, 2010

    Happy Easter

    Spring is only about 5 weeks away, can't get here soon enough for me.  Time to turn my thoughts to Easter as it will be early this year, April 4th.  Here is another card using the BoBunny-A Gift of Love CS and stamps from Inkadinkado.  The chick sitting on the egg was colored using the Gamsol magic technique giving it the soft colors of Spring.  Enjoy!

    Happy Birthday...

    Here is a simple Birthday card once again using the BoBunny - A Gift of Love CS collection.  It is embellished with Daisy Dreams Snow flowers from Prima and a large dotted ribbon from BoBunny.  Large pale blue pears enhance the lower right hand corner.  The sentiment on the front is from the Scent with Love Label Accents stamp set and is stamped on a tab cut from the Fabulous Finds Cricut cartridge.

    A Non-Traditional Valentine Card

    This is an accordion fold card I made using non-traditional colors for Valentines day.  It uses the BoBunny A Gift of Love CS collection in blues, greens and browns.  Such a beautiful combination of color. Used CTMH stamp pad in Twilight, cut the heart using Make the Cut software and embossing with cuttlebug folder.  Base card uses Artesian Pool and the flower is cut out from the BB CS and layered in Artesian Pool and Java CS from Bazzill.  A pale blue pearl enhances the flower center.  The sentiment on the 2nd panel is from Stampin Up and the sentiment on the 3rd panel is computer generated and enhanced again with the pale blue pearls in the lower right corner..

    Wednesday, February 10, 2010

    Wishing for Spring!!

    I am soooo tired of Winter and wanted to do something Springy!  Here is a card I made for a friend using the BoBunny A Gift of Love CS collection.  I used the Folded Frame technique from Split Coast Stampers to make the card and embellished it with a butterfly from Creative Charms Blooming Garden.  Also added a flower from the Gem garden set.  The base CS is from Bazzill and the edges were inked with CTMH Twilight.

    Sunday, January 3, 2010

    Valentines Day...

    Here is another Design Team card for the Crop Shop.  This one again used the Core'dinations cardstock from Bazill and the embellishments are the Vintage Poppy and Gradient Gems from Creative Charms all available at the Crop Shop.   It was embossed with the Sizzix A2 Folder and the Cuttlebug border folder and then sanded to bring out the core color.  If you are in the area stop in at the Crop Shop and see this card live and in person.

    Just Because...

    Here is a card made for my Design Team assignment for the Crop Shop.  It was made using the Vintage Core'dinations cardstock from Bazill.  I just love the effects of sanding embossed images on this cardstock.  If you want to see it in person, stop by the Crop Shop in the month of January.