Friday, September 30, 2011

Freebie Friday

Today's Freebie Friday offered at the Paper Makeup Stamps blog is another I designed some time back. I saw this quote at a craft store or something and immediately related!

I used some new 7 gypsies papers (at least new to me) for a confection look; sorta Parisian in a way.

You'll have to visit the PMS blog to grab it for yourself and to see some more inspiration using it.

Thursday, September 29, 2011


I decided that I would make a mini card with this week's MTMEPPS29 sketch, this one is only 3x3. We're also having a DT call, be sure to check it out!

The image is from On Display and the sentiment is from Grab a Cup. The to go cup was colored to match the papers (krafty and olive deliciousness), then added that sweet little tab to the side.

Be sure to head on over to the MTME blog to see more inspiration using the sketch and to see the sketch itself.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

This and That: Autumn

This month's This & That kit from Kerri Bradford is another good one. I purchased it a few weeks ago, but just found time this past weekend to get everything cut and adhered. These take some time to complete, lots of little pieces.

The tray is used to decorate my office at work for the seasons, I love looking at it.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Thank You Kenny

This is the 2nd card I made for the order I received. For this one, I used a series of die cuts thinking it would be soooo much easier to make.

The letters were cut with my Silhouette and then just glued to the card front. The name was stamped onto a nesties shape.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Thank You Andy

I was commissioned last week to make a couple of personalized thank you cards; I went with some simple layouts and colors since I don't know the recipient personally. Plus, the had to be a little bit masculine *wink*.

The thank you panel was designed in PhotoShop Elements and then cut out with nesties. The name was stamped onto a Lil Inker Sentiment Flag.

I have disabled comments on my blog. There is simply not enough time for me to comment on blogs much anymore, so I don't want anyone feeling obligated to leave comments on mine.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Happiness Is...

Happy Friday! This week's Freebie Friday is another I arranged for the PMS blog. I paired the sentiment with some lovely Echo Park papers, love the colors in this sheet.

I used Karen's SSSC135 sketch for the layout which made this a super easy card to make. I love the circular element and decided to place a doily shape there.

Head on over to the PMS blog to snag this one for yourself and to see some more inspiration using it.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

MTMEPPS28, Sweet As Can Be

I loved this week's sketch, MTMEPPS28; another I never woulda come up with on my own. The half panels always seem to give me fits, but this time they worked out for me. I just love this image from Bee-Loved and have used it soooo many times. I wanted to make one last summer card since I have lots of paper left *sigh*.

The bow was tied with the Bow Easy, love the gingham.

Be sure to stop over at the My Time Made Easy blog to see how the other gals interpreted the sketch and to get details on how you can win the monthly prize. It's a good one!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Pedestal of Caramel

I've been in the mod to get ahead on Halloween projects this year and Cody is being selective in his choices for class treats.

I've been cutting away so that he has a few choices; we've decided on the girls, but the boys are stumping us. This idea was shut down initially, but he's come around...I thought it could look like a headstone (tombstone). I went ahead and decorated it up to give one of the gals at work, they love my rejects. LOL

I wanted ribbon to go around it, but I didn't want the recipient have to untie it to get the candy out. So, I striped strips of paper with a copic and then made a tiny bow to place on the top. It was then topped with a 3-d rose.

Here is a close up of the rose, so pretty; the only thing I don't like about it is that it has quite a large "lift" so it sits a little higher than I would prefer.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Happy Thoughts

This month's Get Your Diva On challenge was to make a monochromatic card. I've been using lots of kraft neutrals, so I continued on.

I stamped the to go cup from Better With You, colored and then paper pieced the cup sleeve with kraft that has been crimped. The sentiment was a Verve freebie with purchase, but it matches the fonts found in Great Friend. I traced the steam with a gold AtYou Spica Glitter Pen.

The leaf cluster/ branch is from W Plus 9, Woodgrain Silhouettes Additions. I was anxious to use this week's sketch from the clean&simple blog, FTL158. The large vanilla panel was embossed using a woodgrain embossing folder.

I like this card's rustic, homespun feel; perfect to give a friend a happy thought.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Poison Apple Cart

It's so hard to get good pics of stuff like this.

I broke out my Silhouette for this project. The labels were cut using some Halloween colors; the title was typed onto the top label so it would be cut out. It was added to the side of the cart using some ribbon.

The apple is a cut file from My Time Made Easy, called An Apple a Day. Here, they were sized at 50%, then topped with a flower punch to act as the leaves. (Cody told me they look more like tomatoes to him)

I have two caramels in each apple, can't wait to bust those out!

I'll show more pics of my Halloween table as I get all the elements together; I am going for cutesy more than spooky.

Thursday, September 15, 2011


It's Thursday, so we've got a new sketch from My Time Made Easy, MTMEPPS27. I wanted to make my Mom a card, her birthday is tomorrow. It's my brother's birthday today!

The owl is from the latest release, Wonderful Woodland Creatures, and was colored to match my bright color scheme.

Be sure to go to the MTME blog to see more inspiration from the rockin' DT using this sketch. You'll want to play along, there's always a prize attached.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Heartfelt Sympathy

I needed yet another sympathy card this week, hoping this is it for a bit. These are hard on your mojo.

This uses the usual suspects- PTI's flourishes and leaves, sentiment from Verve. I also opted for a soft color palette again with the pops of autumn color. The shape was cut with the Silhouette.

Gonna keep this short and sweet. I took a spill into the shower last night and I'm in alot of leg is anyway. This getting older is not agreeing with me at all. I injured myself last week too, almost broke my arm by bumping into a door handle too hard.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Swirly Sympathy

My boss's mother-in-law passed away after a short illness this past week. I wanted to make his family a card to let them know we were thinking about them. I always think CAS is best when trying to convey sympathies as not to overwhelm the recipient.

I used last week's FTL156 sketch. The swirl behind the image panel is from PTI- Fancy Flourishes, I believe; the sentiment is from Verve- Forever in Our Hearts.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Let's Get Together

Last weeks sketch from the clean&simple blog, FTL156, was another goodie. I wanted to use my recently acquired sets from Verve, Better With You and Sip & Savor. I am addicted to these coffee and tea sets for some reason.

Anyway, once I decided for a neutral color scheme, I set out trying to make the coffee cup have a stoneware look to it. Once I completed it, I added crystal effects over the image; it looks realistic enough for me.

The image was mounted onto a scallop circle shape cut with my Silhouette; the loopy border die is from The Cat's Pajamas.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

PMS September Review Day

Today we're reviewing the September release and I get to show off with Color Kids: Star Student. Diem is the illustrator of this fabulous new line and I cannot wait to see more of 'em. I colored this one to resemble my niece, Victoria.

All of the releases are available in rubber and in digital format, so there's something for everyone.

The papers are from October Afternoon and I just colored the image to match. The file folder is one I cut with my Silhouette as is the notebook sheet inside it. The sentiment on the outside of the folder comes with the image. I then just held the folder shut with the mini paper clip.

You'll have to head over to the PMS blog to see some more inspiration using images from this month's release. You'll also want to check out the challenges we've got going on; the Digi Makeover challenge- to use the PMS colors of pink and grey and a digi image; the second is our Release Party challenge to create a school themed project. *my card qualifies for the challenge, woot!* Both challenges have prizes attached, so you'll definitely want to play along!

Finally, next month we are having a hop, with customers, fans, and the Makeup Artists- the theme is Monster Mash. Check it out here.

Friday, September 9, 2011

It's a Party

My friend Barb needed some invites to her granddaughter's birthday party. The sweet girl loved the snail from Market Street Stamps, so I was asked to make 4 cards using this super sweet snail.

I went for some colorful papers and got to work. Each of the 4 cards has a different colored snail so while they're similar, they are all different too.

Once the snail was colored, I added some gems and then just added it to the card front. The sentiment is computer generated and then was die cut using Lil Inker's Rainbows and Clouds die.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

All Wrapped Up for MTME

It's Thursday and that means that we have a new sketch challenge at My Time Made Easy, MTME26. This week's had me running scared, but once I got a glimpse of the new releases, I knew what I wanted to do.

I used Well Wrapped and modeled my card after the mummy wrappings. Each strip was inked with light and dark brown inks and then randomly placed on the card front.

You can't tell from the picture, but I used a AtYou Spica glitter pen on the cobweb found on the tombstone.

I hope you can sample the sketch, there are prizes attached. You can find the sketch and more inspiration at the My Time Made Easy blog.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

PMS September Blog Hop

Release Day is here! I always look forward to the hop since it's usually the first time we're seeing the hop cards/ projects too. If you've started hopping at the PMS blog, you should have arrived here from Jenn's blog. If not, you'll want to start at the beginning so you get this month's code to save 15% off the new releases!

How'd you like Jenn's card with some of the new word art we're releasing this month? She did an amazing job!

I made a shaped card for today. I also used the leaf from the new Color It: Autumn set; I just love this set. It's so whimsical and features some great images. Autumn is my favorite time of year; the smells, colors, and the food are just amazing. Plus, the heat of summer is over and we get to enjoy the cool, crisp fall air.

I embossed the acorn cap and then tucked in my leaf after I fussy cut it from cardstock. The button was threaded with some capuccino twine and then glue dotted to the acorn cap.

Now, you need to hop on over to see Randee. But, before you go, you'll need the letter I have; can you guess what it is? It's the letter O.

Don't forget, we're going to be having a Release Party tonight. The fun starts at 9:00 pm EST in the Paper Makeup Stamps Forum. We're excited to see who wins tonight's big prize for inviting the most attendees!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

PMS September Sneak Peeks, Day 4

Here we are at Day 4 of the sneak peeks for the September Release. Today we're focusing on the new word art and sentiment sets.

I've used a sentiment from Thankful Essentials; there is something for everyone in this set.

I've made an award ribbon and stamped the sentiment right onto one of the flags, super cool! I tried to make it a little masculine since it'll probably be going to my son as he progresses through the school year; he needs the encouragement and I'm happy to provide it!

Be sure to stop by the PMS blog to see more peeks of what's being released tomorrow. The gals really knocked it outta the park this month.

And, we're going to have our Release Party tomorrow night. As always, the party is held in the Paper Makeup Stamps Forum starting at 9:00 pm EST. We've also got a contest going, there's a prize for the person that invites the most attendees. How many have you signed up?

Monday, September 5, 2011

Happy Birthday To Go

One of the fellas at work had a birthday last week and he's a coffee fiend. So, what a better subject for his card than a coffee cup. I used Better With You for the image and the background stamp on the die cut, Wish Big for the sentiment- all from Verve. I used FTL126 for the layout.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

PMS September Sneak Peeks, Day 2

It's Day 2 of the September Sneak Peeks for Paper Makeup Stamps. Today, we're featuring babies!

Ok, so I used Shelby in silhouette form, isn't she precious?! Shelby is another of my favorite fairies, but I just don't have cause to use her enough. Silhouettes are all the rage, so this stamp will get used alot! Not to mention how much faster you can make a card since you don't have to color it in.

I found Chupa's Sketch 21 a perfect fit for my image. The shapes were cut with my Silhouette (except the plain circle). I used some pretty and soft MME papers, matted with dark grey cardstock.

Be sure to stop by the PMS blog to see more inspiration from the design team and to see how you can win some goodies.

We're also having a contest for our Release Party- for every friend you invite to the party that attends, your name gets entered into a prize drawing. So, invite everyone you know! As always, the Release Party is held on September 7th at 9:00 pm in the Paper Makeup Stamps Forum. If you haven't attended before, sign up early!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Be Kind Freebie

It's Friday! And the Friday of a long weekend to boot! I am using another word art/ quote I designed for the Freebie Friday at Paper Makeup Stamps.

I wanted to use up more of my Echo Park scraps and this piece was sitting on my table. I just added some shapes that I cut with the Silhouette to accent the image. I really like the "nesties" like shape.

Head on over to the PMS blog to snag yours! If you use it, I'd love to see it.