Saturday, July 30, 2011

My Favorite Things August Guest Designer

Happy Saturday!
This month Jody and Joanne challenged us to Embellish Ourselves.
You are to create something you can wear, create an accessory for yourself.
You can check out all the details HERE.

This was loads of fun!!
I made myself a tote bag
(of course my daughter, Hannah, is trying to get me to let her have it LOL!)

I bought a medium sized denim tote by Simplicity at my local fabric store and added three colors of 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, red, orange and turquoise. I spaced the first three 1 inch apart, then left a 2 inch space, then, spaced the second three ribbons 1 inch apart.
Then, I stitched them in place with a small zigzag stitch (which you can't really see in my pictures but, looks really cute). I matched the thread to the ribbon color.

I cut out 2 of each color felt using the original Rolled Rose Die-namic.
I hot glued them in place.
Then you can fill it with all your favorite stamping things!
I hope you like my tote.

Thanks so much for stopping by.....

Accessories: Rolled Rose Die-namic, 1/4" grosgrain ribbon in red, orange and turquoise
                       red, orange and turquoise felt, sewing machine, hot glue gun, simplicity med denim tote bag

Weekends Are The Best!!

Happy Saturday!!
I hope everyone has been having a great week.
I've been spending time in my craft room which always makes for a fun week.
Have you been keeping up with the MFT teasers?
The DT has just been putting out the most fabulous creations!
If you want to check it out ...head over to Kim's Blog HERE .

This is my card for the MFT sketch challenge this week. I loved this one!!

I stamped the super cute, You Had Me At Woof, with memento tuxedo black ink and colored her with copics. I paper pieced her dress and used mini brads (su) for the buttons.
The little puppy is also from this stamp set and he was colored with copics, also.
I used kraft paper and the simply scallop medium die-namic for my triple scallop.
This is the inside. I used pieces of a sentiment from the stamp set.
The tag and heart are from the notched tag die-namic and stamp set.


Die-namics Simply Scallops Medium

Die-namics Notched Tag Die & Stamp Set

I am also entering my card in Jeannie's TKT. You can find out those details HERE.
Here's how I followed the recipe...

  • Colors – red, white, green, blue, gray, kraft
  • Stamps and Stickers – strawberries, sentiment, aliens/monsters, scientists or science subjects
  • Patterns – circles, checked/gingham, scallops
  • Color Mediums – markers (ProMarker, Copics, White Signo Pen)
  • Embellishments – clear gloss, glitter, charms, brads, ribbon
  • Tools – corner rounder punch, border punch, die cut shapes
  • Techniques – faux stitching, doodling/drawing, make an easel card
  • Theme – birthday, just hello/because

Thanks for stopping by....
Stamps: You Had Me At Woof
Ink: memento tuxedo black
Paper: Bella BLVD, lime twist by mme, very vanilla, chocolate chip, riding hood red, kraft
Accessories: copics, simply scallop medium die-namic, circle and big scalloped circle nesties,
                     mini brads, 1" wide double stitched chocolate chip ribbon, 5/8" victoria ribbon, bitty buttons,
                      1/8" taffeta ribbon, sewing machine, library clip mini, dots embossing folder and heart die by provocraft,
                      button, notched tag die-namic and stamp set


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Someone Like You...

This is my second post today.
This is the card I made for my brother Chris birthday.
I used this week's split coast sketch challenge SC342.  (I found it on Jodi Collin's blog)
I have never done sketch's from SC before. It was fun!

I scarfed him from babyfellabella. I stamped him with memento tuxedo black and colored him with copic markers. I had to draw in his right arm.

Stamps: Babyfellabella, It's Your Birthday (SU)
Ink: memento tuxedo black and summer sky, night of navy su
Paper: Little Boy by Echo Park Papers, Pumpkin Pie and Night of Navy SU, White CS
Accessories: copics, circle or scalloped circle nesties, mini brads

Happy Birthday, Aunt Jill!

Happy Wednesday!
This is my card for Jen's I heart Sketches. Shoo! I almost didn't make it! LOL!

My hubby took the kids to Toyrifix a couple weeks ago and came home with this stamp as a surprise.
He's the greatest!  I stamped Birthday Princess with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored her with Copic markers. Her dress and crown are paper pieced and I added cystals to her crown for some bling.

This is the inside.


Thanks so much for stopping by...

Stamps: Birthday Princess by MFT
Ink: memento tuxedo black
Paper: Lime Twist Happy Go Lucky by MME, purely pomegranate cs, pink pirouette cs, white cs, shiny silver paper
Accessories: purely pomegranate double stitched ribbon su, corner rounder, copics, regals buttons su, circle nesties
                      bakers twine, cystals, sewing machine

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Happy Thoughts Are Coming Your Way!

Happy Saturday!

Well, It has been another crazy week at our house. The air went out at our house during the hottest weather Ohio has seen in 15 years. And my Dad who would normally come over and fix it is vacationing in Texas at my brother's house. And I refuse to pay a heating and cooling guy $75 to do what costs 14 cents to fix. So, we are miserable! (especially at night)!!

And if that isn't dog took on a skunk two nights bedtime....and lost!
She got sprayed right in the mouth and then was foaming at the mouth and slinging it all over the patio!
This is the second time! You'd think she would learn to leave those smelly animals alone.
So, my hubby made a trip to Wal-mart at midnight to buy peroxide, baking soda and soft soap.
And I was scrubbing the dogs face while my teenage son was trying to locate the skunk with a flashlight.
Oh, what a night!

This is my card for the My Favorite Things sketch challenge. I made this card for my niece, Anna.
She lives in Texas and is turning 6.

I used my newest Pure Innocence, Aim High. Isn't she sweet? I love her!
Instead of the kite, I gave her a banner. Love how it turned out!

This is the inside. It's a little hard to see in this picture but, it has
sentiment: Happy Thoughts Are Coming Your Way stamped in Pink Pirouette ink from SU.

Die-namics Banner Strip Die & MINI Alphabet Stamp Set

Die-namics Fishtail Banner

Die-namics Simply Scallops Medium

Die-namics Cloud Trio Die

Thanks for stopping by....

Stamps: PI, Aim High
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Summer Sky, computer ink, SU pink pirouette
Paper: pink pirouette, white, lucky limeade, celebrate by teresa collins, chloe mini floral by three bugs in a rug, lime twist
           life of the party by MME, crinkle brown by the paper studio
Accessories: white fleece, 1/8" and 3/4" circle punch, copics, bitty buttons su, pink and white gingham ribbon, white      eyelets, banner strip die and stamp set, simply scallop medium, fishtail banner, cloud trio, sewing machine, computer font

Friday, July 15, 2011


Happy Friday!

I haven't posted for a while. Our house has been crazy!! 
During the garage sale week I came home and my computer had crashed.
It is currently at my I T friends house trying to recover.
I have to use my hubby's laptop...

The garage sale is finally finished and my house is all reorganized except for the basement.
I haven't had the time to tackle that HUGE job, yet.

I thought I'd take a break and make my card for the My Favorite Things sketch challenge.
I look forward to it every week. And the DT had great samples!
You can check them all out on Kim's Blog.

I used my newest stamp: WaterLily. I love her, she's so cute.

I stamped her with memento tuxedo black and colored her with copics. Her dress is paper pieced with scrap SU DP. The other DP is also from SU, Greenhouse Gala. I used Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, and White CS.
The clouds were cut using my cloud trio die-namic and white fleece and then stitched in place. The background paper for the clouds and Lily is Barefoot & Bliss by BoBunny. I used my simply scallop medium die-namic for the grassy hills and scrap SU paper. And stitched it in place.

The ribbon is chocolate chip 1/2" scalloped dots ribbon from SU. Love it!
The felt flowers and buttons are also from SU.
The File Tab die-namic was zigzag stitched in place. The sentiment is from WaterLily and was stamped using chocolate chip SU ink.
Love this sentiment!

This is the inside. I stamped the image, again in Baja Breeze ink. And added a felt flower with a brown brad.

Die-namics Cloud Trio Die

Die-namics File Tab

Die-namics Simply Scallops Medium

I wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU to Jodi Collins for the blog candy!

Thanks so much for stopping by...

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Something's Fishy...

Happy Saturday!
I am trying again for the guest designer at My Favorite Things!
Just the thought of working with all those creative ladies is exciting, BUT then, they throw in over $100 in MFT products. I just can't resist...
So here are my cards. I made two:

I used the so cute, a la modes, Something's Fishy for both cards.
They asked us to use a Touch of Texture.

I just used the fish from "Something's Fishy" for this card.
The DP is BoBunny Barefoot & Bliss . I made a "fish bowl" using beads, window sheets, and foam tape.
I added scales to the fish with sequins and used stickles on the fins for a little sparkle.
All the circles are cut out with spellbinders.
And I stitched all the layers with the sewing machine.

The rope is decorative trim from Hobby Lobby. I used a tacky sheet and made the circle and then
cut around it on the tacky sheet. I added two buttons from my stock and used the
Fishtail Banner die-namic.
The sentiment is from the Notched Tag die-namic stamp set.
I used the Jumbo Scallop die-namic at the bottom for my water. The yellow is textured paper, and the orange I used a dottie embossing folder. The small circle with the button  on the top left is also from the Fishtail Banner die-namic.

Die-namics Fishtail Banner

Die-namics Jumbo Scallop Die

Die-namics Notched Tag Die & Stamp Set

This is my second card. I like the thought of her reaching into the fishbowl and pulling out
something other than a how about some LOVE.

The DP is BoBunny Barefoot & Bliss and also, Lime Twist by MME. I used cystal lacquer on her boots and the fishbowl. (Do you think it looks like a flower pot?) The heart is from the Notched Tag die-namic. The big scallop square nestie was cut out using crinkly brown paper from the Paper Studio. I paper pieced her top with scrap su paper and her pants are pieced with scraps of denim. The rest is colored with copics.
If you want details on MFT or the Guest Designer Contest click HERE.

Thanks for stopping by and wish me LOTS OF LUCK...

Stamps: a la modes "Something's Fishy"
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: BoBuuny Barefoot & Bliss, pumpkin pie, ballet blue, daffodil delight, white, certainly celery, Lime Twist by MME, crinkly brown by the paper studio
Accessories: copics, circle, scalloped circle, big scalloped square, and square nesties, buttons, sewing machine, window sheets, beads, tacky sheets, embroidery thread, notched tag , jumbo scallop, fishtail banner die-namic, dottie embossing folder, 3/8" lace ribbon, 1/8" white ribbon, denim, crystal lacquer, sequins, stickles, seeing spots embossing folder