Friday, December 31, 2010

happy birthday

This card by Harriet Skelly is so basic but so cute!

stamp: Impress flower, Stampin' Up! "happy birthday"
ink: ColorBox cranberry, parchment, cyan; VersaFine onyx black

Thursday, December 30, 2010

thank you

I love the classic look of this card by Niki Estes.  So here's another copied card.
stamp: Papertrey Ink flower and "thank you"
ink: Memento tuxedo black, VersaFine onyx black
other: Copic markers, Memory Box jewel stickers canary, Papertrey die cut, ribbon

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

twinkle, twinkle little star

I saw this clean and simple card by Heather Pulvirenti and knew I just had to copy it.  Here's my version.
stamp: Papertrey Ink swirls, "twinkle twinkle little" & "star"
ink: VersaFine onyx black
other: Papertrey star die cut, Stickles diamond

Sunday, December 26, 2010

papertrey december blog hop challenge

I decided to participate in Papertrey's Blog Hop Challenge this month.  The challenge was to use holiday leftovers.  I wrapped a large box for the kids in this silver wrapping paper and found a section that wasn't completely mangled.

stamp: Papertrey Ink frame & "Happy Birthday"
ink: ColorBox silver, VersaFine onyx black
other: jewel sticers, Papertrey die cut

happy birthday

I loved the layout of this card by Nichole but didn't have any of the impression plates or stamps so made due with what I had.

stamp: Papertrey Ink flower, cupcake pieces, and "Happy Birthday"
ink: Impress pale aqua, VersaFine onyx black, VersaColor cement
other: ribbon, button

Thursday, December 23, 2010

warm wishes

stamp: Impress penguin, Savvy "warm wishes"
ink: VersaFine onyx black
other: ribbon, Memory Box papers, Stickles frosted lace

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

happy new year 2011

Every year my mom's friend requests a set of New Years cards.  I've been loving my Papertrey Library Pocket die cut so I decided to make a little tag pull-out on the front.  The scrolls/swirls that are in VersaMark didn't show up in the photos.

stamp: Hampton Art champagne & bucket, Papertrey Ink scroll & "wishing you a wonderful 2011"
ink: VersaFine onyx black, ColorBox parchment
other: Copic markers (YG03, Y11, G21, C1), Papertrey Ink harvest gold buttons, black gingham ribbon, white ribbon

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

let is snow

I saw this sketch at Skipping Stones Design and felt like making a winter card.

stamp: Stampin' Up! "let it snow"
ink: ColorBox aqua
other: ribbon, felt snowflake stickers, Memory Box jewel stickers lagoon

maureen's card

love, love, love this!  I can't decide if I like the branch, leaves, and flowers or the {thank you} more.

Monday, December 20, 2010

adriene's ornament

Adriene got super crafty on us and brought clear ornaments, artificial snow, ribbon, and decals from Uppercase Living and we made these beautiful ornaments!  Although, I have to say, I got super lazy and she made this one for me.  Love it!  It goes perfectly on our red and silver tree.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

snowflake gift cards

After making those red gift cards with the mothers & daughters stamp group, I wanted to keep going so I shared these snowflake gift cards with my other stamp girls.  I like them because they can double for Christmas or a winter birthday/thank you.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

abby's card

I just love this background stamp and how "frosty" pops out in white.

Friday, December 17, 2010

kim's tags

Kim was thinking functional and brought a sea of tags, ribbon, stickers, and other embellishments for us to make tags.  Of course this was too creative for me, so I just went very simple and made these.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

michelle's card

Michelle wanted to go simple with this card and I love it!  It's hard to see the accent dots, but we used a pink glitter gel pen.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

lydia's card

I hosted one of our girls stamp nights at my house last night.  We had great fun chatting, eating, and occasionally stamping.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

peppermint giftcard holder

I was clearly in a "minty" winter theme when I made this gift card envelope and the previous one.  Again, some paper to cover the front, a large button, and a sticker, and you're done!

Monday, December 13, 2010

present giftcard holder

Another gift card holder.  I love this one because it has such a fun shape and doesn't look like a typical gift card envelope.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

penguin giftcard holder

It's that time of year for gift giving. Gift cards are great for those hard to shop for folks, or the ones who really know exactly what they want.  I made these the other night at our moms & daughters card night.  They couldn't be much easier especially with the Martha Stewart Score Board!

cover the front in cute paper and adhere a cute felt sticker

the velcro holds it shut nicely and someone can reuse it next year

Monday, December 6, 2010

2010 birthday pack, card 6

card 6

stamp: Savvy birthday cake, Memory Box flourish, Papertrey Ink "Happy Birthday"
ink: Brilliance rocket red, VersaFine onyx black
other: Papertrey die cut, circle punch, Liquid Pearls white opal

Sunday, December 5, 2010

2010 birthday pack, card 5

card 5

stamp: Inkadinkadoo guitar, Papertrey "happy birthday," "rock," star and ticket border
ink: VersaFine onyx black, Impress lavender
other: Stickles diamond, Papertrey ticket die cut

Saturday, December 4, 2010

2010 birthday pack, card 4

card 4
stamp: Stampin' Up! flower, Impress "happy birthday"
ink: VersaMagic persimmon, ColorBox aqua
other: Sparkles orange peel, Sparkles aquamarine

Friday, December 3, 2010

2010 birthday pack, card 3

card 3

stamp: Impress stem, Papertrey Ink "Happy Birthday"
ink: ColorBox lime, VersaFine onyx black
other: paper flowers, Papertrey ink button

Thursday, December 2, 2010

2010 birthday pack, card 2

card 2

stamp: Papertrey Ink cupcake pieces, candle, & "Hey There, Cupcake"; Impress circle of dots
ink: ColorBox heliotrope, violet, & lilac
other: circle punch, Sparkles buttercup

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

2010 birthday pack, card 1

card 1
stamp: Impress flower, Papertrey Ink "happy birthday"
ink: Impress pale aqua, VersaFine onyx black
other: scalloped scissors, Memory Box jewel stickers pistachio

Thursday, November 25, 2010

2010 thank you pack, card 6

card 6

stamp: Impress stripe, Papertrey Ink star & "thank you"
ink: VersaMagic persimmon & pixie dust; ColorBox old rose & parchment
other: Papertrey Ink die cuts, Papertrey felt

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

2010 thank you pack, card 5

card 5

stamp: Memory Box flourish & Impress "thanks"
ink: VersaColor opera pink & pinecone
other: label punch, papertrey ink scallop die, Memory Box jewel sticker azalea pink

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

2010 thank you pack, card 4

card 4

stamp: TPC Studio crown, Impress circle of dots, Papertrey Ink "thank you"
ink: Stampin' Up! apricot appeal, VersaFine onyx black
other: jewel sticker, circle punch

Monday, November 22, 2010

2010 thank you pack, card 3

card 3

stamp: TPC Studio fleur de lis, Papertrey Ink border & "thank you"
ink: Impress chartreuse, VersaColor opera pink, VersaFine onyx black
other: Memory Box jewel stickers azalea pink, Papertrey Ink die cut

Sunday, November 21, 2010

2010 thank you pack, card 2

card 2

stamps: Impress heart and Memory Box "thanks a latte"
ink: VersaColor cement and pinecone
other: white Liquid Applique, Martha Stewart hot chocolate punch

Saturday, November 20, 2010

2010 thank you pack, card 1

card 1

stamps: Impress heart, Memory Box flourish & "thank you"
ink: VersaColor opera pink & VersaMagic pixie dust
other: Fiskars scissors imperial, Memory Box pearl stickers baby pink

Monday, November 8, 2010

cider pouch

We were off the see the pediatrician, so I wanted to bring along a small thank you for him and his staff.  My girlfriend recently introduced me to these little pouches.  You seal an A2 envelope, cut off the top, cover the top with paper, stamp the bottom, then crimp the large part so the paper-covered lid fits over it easily.

a few pouches and the corresponding bag

cider pouches

Monday, October 25, 2010

happy halloween

I like this little owl stamp and how his eyes are glowing.
(made at our moms & daughters stamp night)

Sunday, October 24, 2010


I like the look of this clean and simple card.
(made at our moms & daughters stamp night)

Saturday, October 23, 2010


The fence is a sticker roll, it was so easy to just peel it off and stick!  There was no punching or trying to glue little pieces, it was great.
(made at our moms & daughters stamp night)

Friday, October 22, 2010


Here's another card from our moms & daughters stamp night.  My friend likes how the tag punch looks like a tombstone.  (I didn't even realize it.)
(made at our moms & daughters stamp night)

Thursday, October 21, 2010


*sorry for the blogging break, we were off vacationing.  I'm still living in a pile of laundry, though.

We had our moms & daughters Halloween stamp night the other evening.  Once again we had a blast chatting and being creative.  Here's one of the cards I made:

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

happy birthday

I was watching tv the other day and saw an actress with a striped shirt of varying warm tones.  It gave me some card inspiration.
stamp: Impress stripe, Papertrey Ink star, "happy", & "birthday"
ink: VersaMagic persimmon & pixie dust; ColorBox old rose & parchment
other: Papertrey Ink die cuts, Papertrey felt

Sunday, September 26, 2010

happy birthday

A few days after I made this yellow & gray card, I found out about Embellish Magazine's latest challenge.  So  I created another card with the same color scheme, but added some background stamping.

stamp: TPC Studio fleur de lis, Papertrey Ink "HAPPY birthday"
ink: ColorBox canary, VersaFine onyx black
other: Memory Box jewel stickers