Thursday, March 31, 2011

Pansy Bunny

Oh how I love this sweet Pansy Bunny! I couldn't wait to color it up....and oh my, it WAS fun to color. I paired it up with the *thank you* sentiment from my Salutations clear set. The main panel is up on foam tape, the edges are sponged with rose red ink and sewn, and I added little bits of Stickles to the centers of the flowers. F-U-N! Hope you have an awesome day!

SUPPLY LIST ~ Stamps: Penny Black Pansy Bunny, Penny Black Salutations Paper: Neenah White, Echo Park Little Girl DP, Penny Black 14-003 Rose Garden CS Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Rose Red Copics: 0, G21, G24, G28, G40, 325, E41, E42, E43, YR000, YR00, YR16, R02, R17, R35, R59, R81, R83, R85, BG0000, BG11 Accessories: May Arts Pink Crochet Lace Ribbon, Green Adhesive Rhinestones, Corner Rounder Punch, Lg. Oval Punch, Sewing Machine, Foam Tape, Stardust Stickles Card Size: 5.25" Square

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Best wishes

Here's another wedding card I made using more of my new Penny Black stamps. The specific names of the stamps are in my supply list at the bottom of this post.

I originally had a big lace bow and hat pin on this card, but I didn't like how it covered a lot of the cake. After gluing down the bow and pin, I removed it....but of course, I ended up tearing a little bit of the white CS in the process so I had to think of something to "cover" the tear. That's where the tiny twinkles came in! ....and that, my friends, is my (goofy and clumsy) creative process, lol!

That's it for me today! Have a good one!

Stamps: 4168K Pinnacle, 30-025 Sentiments
Paper: Neenah White, Textured Pale Plum
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: 0, W1, W3, W5, E41, E42, BG0000, G24, G28, G40, V000, V12, V15, V17
Accessories: Kaiser Craft Pearls, Taylor's Tiny Twinkles, Word Window Punch, Sewing Machine, Stardust Stickles

Monday, March 28, 2011


We had a bridal shower for my cousin yesterday and this is the card I gave to her.

I stamped Penny Black's 4180J Reverie in Brilliance pearlescent purple twice on the card base. then I stamped 4185F Happiness in black craft ink, heat embossed it in detail clear embossing powder (my favorite EP!), cut the sentiment with an oval nestabilities die, left the die in place and sponged more of the Brilliance purple ink around the sentiment, and then popped the oval up on foam tape. The gorgeous purple vellum flower and leaf are from my friend Carol (thanks again, girlie!). The pearl in the center of the flower was colored with a V15 Copic marker.

Have a great Monday!

Stamps: 4180J Reverie and 4185 Happiness by Penny Black
Paper: Neenah White
Ink: Black Craft, Brilliance Pearlescent Purple, V15 Copic Marker
Accessories: Vellum Flower and Leaf, Kaiser Craft Pearl, Foam Tape, Detail Clear Embossing Powder, Oval Nestabilities Die, Corner Rounder Punch

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Sweet Stop Sketch 101

Happy Saturday! It's time for our weekly sketch over on the Sweet Stop.

I've had this Magnolia image colored up for weeks and finally made it into a card. I don't know the name of the stamp (the image was stamped and given to me), but boy do I think she's cuuuute! The main matted image is up on foam tape and so is the circle sentiment. Stickles were added to her apron and hair bows. The Kaiser Craft pearls were colored with a YG23 Copic. The DP is Little Girl by Echo Park and you can get it at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. The sentiment is from Taylored Expressions.

Here's Korin's sketch if you'd like to take a look and play along.

Have an awesome day!

Stamps: Magnolia Tilda, TE Beary Special Accessories (sentiment)
Paper: PTI Sweet Blush, Neenah White, SU Kiwi Kiss, Echo Park Little Girl DP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories: PTI Sweet Blush Satin Ribbon, Kaiser Craft Pearls, Pink String, Slot Punch, Foam Tape, Circle Nestabilities, Sewing Machine, Stardust Stickles

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Lace-edged CAS card

I've had a lot of fun hosting this week's Penny Black Challenge and I hope you did, too. For my final card this week, I went with a clean and simple style. I stamped the Lace Edged flowers in Lavender Lace ink on the card base, stamped the Beautiful Ways sentiment in black and cut it out with a Labels 10 Nestie, and then popped it up on foam tape.

Thanks so much for joining us this week!

Stamps: 4177H Beautiful Ways, 4154 Lace-Edged
Paper: Neenah White
Ink: Lavender Lace, Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: PTI True Black Ribbon, Silver Pearls, Foam Tape, Labels 10 Nestabilities, Silver Cord

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Hello Friend

Good morning! I had a lot of fun making this card. My 6-year-old was hanging out with me when I was making it and said she likes the "fat cat." Funny...she also said, "He looks like he swallowed a balloon!" Hehe, I think she's right. :)

The cat, sentiment, and butterflies are from my Hello Friend transparent set. The grass is from Sweet Home. I sponged the sky with Ballet Blue ink and underneath the grass with Old Olive ink. The entire panel was matted with 05-002 Fern Green Tritone CS. An extra cat and trio of balloons were stamped, cut out, and popped up on foam tape. Stickles were added to the butterflies, balloons, and the cat's cheeks. Here's a close-up...

That's it for me. Hope you have a really great day!

Stamps: 30-069 Hello Friend, 40-054 Sweet Home
Paper: Neenah White, Penny Black 05-002 Fern Green Tritone
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Old Olive, Ballet Blue, Certainly Celery, Regal Rose
Copics: 0, G21, G24, G28, G40, YG63, YG67, W1, W3, W5, R20, R81, R83, R85, RV13 (pearls)
Accessories: Kaiser Craft Pearls, Corner Rounder Punch, Foam Tape, Stardust Stickles, Pink Ribbon, Sponge

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Rainy Get Well

I'm back to show you another background project for this week's reader challenge on the PB Blog.

*Edited to add...
I just found out that my fellow Penny Black teammate
Kathy Racoosin is giving away FIVE stamps to FIVE random winners! All you have to do is leave a comment this week on the Penny Black Blog during our "background stamping reader challenge." She'll announce the winners on her blog next week. How cool is that?! Thanks, Kathy!

For my card today, I paired up Sunshine in the Rain with Get Well Soon. I put the rainy background and sentiment on the inside of the card and did some fussy cutting to the front of the card so that everything would show together when the card is closed. The small darker colored cloud is up on foam tape. Stickles were added to the water and raindrops. The bright teal CS colors are from my Sea Breeze Tritone pack.

Here's what it looks like when the card is fully open...

...and here's a better look at the front flap...

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I'll be back tomorrow with another card with background stamping.

Stamps: 40-058 Sunshine in the Rain, 4169K Get Well Soon
Paper: Neenah White, Penny Black 08-002 and 08-003 Sea Breeze Tritone
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Cool Caribbean
Copics: 0, E41, E42, E43, Y00, Y11, Y15, YR23, YR68, R11, R22, G24, BG0000, BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15, BG49, B00, B21, B24
Accessories: PTI Hawaiian Shores Ribbon, Stardust Stickles, Foam Tape, MFT Cloud Die-namics, Sewing Machine
Card Size: 5.5" Square

Monday, March 21, 2011

Paisly Fishing Friends

Hi everyone! I'm hosting this week's reader challenge on the Penny Black blog, which is to add background stamping to your project.

For my card, I used Fishing Friends and paired it up with this pretty paisly outline background. The main matted image is up on foam tape, and it's matted with Penny Black Clear Skies and Fern Green Tritone CS.

I put my sentiment on the inside, which I pulled from my Hello Friend clear set, and used some more of that paisly outline background.

I'll have background projects today through Thursday here on my blog as well as the Penny Black blog. Don't forget, if you participate in the reader challenge and upload your project(s) to the Penny Black Flicker Gallery, you'll have a chance to win some brand new Penny Black stamps of your choice!

Have a great day!

Stamps: 4140K Fishing Friends, 30-069 Hello Friend (sentiment), 40-048 Paisly Outline (background)
Paper: Neenah White, Penny Black 10-003 Clear Skies Tritone, Penny Black 05-003 Fern Green Tritone
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Bordering Blue (paisly background)
Copics: 0, W1, W3, W5, G21, G24, G28, G40, E25, E41, E42, E43, BG0000, BG11, B0000, B000, B00, B12, B91, B95, B99, R00, R20, R22, Y00, Y11, YG15, YR23, YR68
Accessories: Stardust Stickles, May Arts Plaid Ribbon, Foam Tape, Sharpie White Paint Pen
Card Size: 5" Square

Saturday, March 19, 2011

100th Sketch on the Sweet Stop!

Hey all! This week is a very special week over on the Sweet Stop Blog. It's not only our "Sketch with a Spin Week" but it's also the 100th sketch!! Korin is offering up a chance for you to win a $25 gift certificate to the store AND a tutorial CD from Technique Junkies. Hop on over to the Sweet Stop Blog to find out more details.

For my card today, I used this cute elephant from OCL's new Circus Circus set. I used the "sweet" sentiment to go with this week's sketch with a spin theme. The main matted image is up on foam tape, I added a little bit of stardust Stickles to the elephant's ears and on the grass around his feet, and the card measures 5" square. All the DP is Little Boy by Echo Park, which you can get over at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.

Here's the sketch...

Hope you have an AWESOME Saturday!

Stamps: Circus Circus (Our Craft Lounge)
Paper: Vintage Violet, Bashful Blue, Neenah White, Echo Park Little Boy DP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: 0, W1, W3, W5, G21, G40, Y15 (to color the pearls), BG0000, BG10, BG11, BG13
Accessories: Yellow Ribbon, Buttons, Foam Tape, Oval Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, MFT Small Scallop Edge Die-namics, Kaiser Craft Pearls, Stardust Stickles
Card Size: 5" Square

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Glittery Easter Week

Hi everyone! Have you been to the Penny Black Blog lately? This week, we're featuring glittery Easter cards and this is the card I made for today's post.

It's a 5.25" square card and I used my brand new Easter Basket cling stamp that was just released at winter CHA. The DP is "Little Girl" by Echo Park. The yellow and pink CS are the new "mix and match papers" by Penny Black...I used the lightest shades from my Rose Garden and Summer Sun tritone packs. The main matted image is up on foam tape, and I used stardust Stickles glitter glue on various parts of the image.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps: 40-067 Easter Basket (Penny Black)
Paper: White (Neenah), Rose Garden and Summer Sun Tritone pre-pack collection (Penny Black), Little Girl (Echo Park)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: 0, E41, E42, E43, W1, W3, W5, G21, G24, G28, G40, B0000, B000, B00, B12, B21, BG11, BG13, BG49, BV000, BV02, BV04, Y00, Y11, Y15, YR23, R11, R81, R83, R85
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Foam Tape, Stardust Stickles, Pink Crochet Lace Ribbon (May Arts), Rose Satin Ribbon (Taylored Expressions)
Card Size: 5.25" Square

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Sweet Stop Sketch 99

It's time for this week's Sweet Stop Sketch! Whoo-hooo!

For my card, I used OCL's In Flight. I stamped the butterfly twice and popped the second one up on foam tape. Here's a close-up so you can see the dimension.

The large white base layer that everything is glued to is also up on foam tape. Thank you to my sweet friend Carol for punching those yellow vellum flowers for me....MOST excellent timing, too, because I needed some kind of yellow accents and these arrived on the same day I was working on this card! Thanks, girlie! :)

Have a great day, all!

Stamps: OCL In Flight
Paper: PTI Vintage Cream, Basic Grey Curio DP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: Y00, Y11, Y15, YR23, R02, R22 (and shhhhhh, I originally colored the butterfly teal and the butterfly underneath also has BG11, BG13, and BG49...just in case you noticed that it looked a little "blue/green" in that close-up pic, lol!)
Accessories: Lace, MFT Small Scallop Edge Die-namics, Oval Punch, Square Nestabilities, Vellum Flowers, Green Brads, Foam Tape

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Your New Pad

Here's another sample card I made for the OCL booth at CHA. The images and sentiment are on Cryogen irridescent white shimmer CS, and the matted main panel is up on foam tape.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: OCL The Pond
Paper: Garden Green, Vintage Cream, Pixie-licious DP, Cryogen Irridescent Shimmer White CS
Copics: G20, G21, G24, G28, G40, YG01, YG03, YG23, YG63, Y00, Y11, Y15, YR23, E25, E41, E42, E43, B000, 0, W5
Accessories: Sewing Machine, MFT Cloud Die-namics, Foam Tape, Adhesive Bling

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Bunny & Violets

Hey all! On Saturday, I was at a really fun stamping get-together with friends and colored up this absolutely gorgeous digi image from Angels Landing.

Isn't it beautiful?'s called bunny and violets. I love it! I colored up two images, cut out the violets and leaves from one, and popped them up on foam tape over the base layer. Here's a close-up...

The scalloped oval is also up on foam tape. All of the white CS is shimmery Sparkle Blanc from Paper Temptress. You can't see it in my photo, but the shimmer in the CS shows through the Copic coloring....nice!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a really great day!

Digi Stamps:
Bunny & Violets 1 (Angels Landing)
Paper: Sparkle Blanc (Paper Temptress)
Copics: G21, G24, G28, G40, E41, E42, E43, BG0000, R000, R00, R20, V000, V12, V15, V17
Accessories: Oval and Scallop Oval Nestabilities, Foam Tape, Kaiser Craft Pearls, Corner Rounder Punch, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, May Arts Plaid Ribbon

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Sweet Stop Sketch 98

Hi all, it's time for another Sweet Stop Sketch!

For my card this week, I wanted to ink up this SWEET Stampavie stamp that Michelle sent me from Stamper's Dream. She's such a sweetheart...she knows how much I love Sarah Kay stamps. Thanks, Michelle!!! This card is for you, lady. Hope you like it!

Both paper buttons are up on foam tape. I tweaked the sketch a little and moved the sentiment to the right side of the image to fill up that open space. Here's the actual sketch...

Have a great day!

Stamps: Stampavie Finn Whistling While He Works
Paper: Vintage Cream, Dark Chocolate, Cosmo Cricket Lil' Man DP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: 0, W1, W3, W5, B91, B95, B99, BG10, E00, E02, E11, E13, E25, E41, E42, E43, YR21, YR23, YR24, Y00, Y11, Y15, Y38, G21, G24, G28, G40
Accessories: Ribbon, Spellbinders Tag, Brad, MFT Small Scallop Edge and Button Die-namics, Foam Tape, String
Card Size: 5.25" Square

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Lucky Ducky

Here's another card I made with The Pond, a brand-spankin' new set from OCL that was just released at CHA. I love this sweet duck and that quote from Dr. Seuss! The kraft scalloped rectangle is up on foam tape and the main images/sentiment are on Cryogen irridescent shimmer CS.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: OCL The Pond
Paper: Vintage Cream, Kraft, Cryogen Irridescent White Shimmer, Thrift Shop DP
Copics: 0, E41, E42, E43, G21, G24, G28, G40, Y00, Y11, Y15, YR04, YR21, YR23, B21, B24
Accessories: May Arts Ribbon, Rectangle & Scallop Rectangle Nestabilities, Foam Tape, Sewing Machine, Adhesive Bling, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder