Monday, January 30, 2012

Birthday Wishes

The sketch for this week at the clean&simple blog, FTL175, is a good one; I will definitely use this one over and over.

I used some PTI stamps- Stitches and Swirls and the sentiment is from an older Anniversary set- and papers, the flowers were cut on my Cameo. I outlined the background images with a copic marker just to add a little more dimension.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Treat Yourself VLV

This is for the 4th and final January Viva la Verve sketch challenge, a clean & simple favorite. I did take the liberty to embellish a bit.

The flower from Verve's Great Friend set was jazzed up with some gems from Pizzazzaplenty. The sentiment is from Verve's Sip & Savor set, dontcha just love that font?! And, the Notebook Plain Jane adds a little something extra on the image panel. As per usual lately, all the elements were cut with my Cameo.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Love is Patient

This is for the 3rd January Viva la Verve sketch challenge. I used more Echo Park's Yours Truly papers, I have to say that I just love it!

All the stamps are from Verve's Love Notes set; I also used the Jotted Heart die. I cut the square and the nesties looking shape with my Cameo. The gems are from Pizzazzaplenty.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Take Today

I'm trying to play along with the Viva la Verve challenges (this is the second one for January), I do love their sketches even if some of 'em (like this one) terrify me.

I used my beloved Your Truly paper pack again; cutting all the pieces with my Cameo. The sentiment is from PTI's Daydreamer and I added some silver pearls for the flower centers.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Goodie Box

I am hooked on these super cute boxes from the Silhouette Store, this one has 4 compartments inside to hold lots of goodies. I plan to put covered mint patties in this one, but grabbed the red hots I have on hand at the moment just to give you an idea of what it looks like filled.

Everything was cut with my Cameo; and although you can't really see it in the pic, the rolled flowers were stamped with a background from Taylored Expressions. I haven't been stamping a whole lot lately, but I am hoping to start up again sometime next month. Lots of things going on here.

I don't know about you, but the Yours Truly paper pack from Echo Park is rocking my world, it's so lovely!

Oh, and thanks so much for all the birthday wishes!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Seize the Cupcake

I needed a birthday card, our publisher's birthday is the 20th....just a few days after mine. I knew for sure I wanted to use this BG paper, I really love it. I don't do well with BG papers, don't know what it is, but I'm not successful with them.

The sketch is Karen's SSSC150, perfect for the cupcakes and the papers, for real. I like it when I know exactly which supplies I am going to use when I see a sketch. The stamps are Verve's Carpe Cupcake and this is one of the only times I've used them. The image panel was cut with nesties and the 2nd cupcake was cut out and mounted on top. The sentiment was stamped in VersaMark.

I'm trying to get used to coloring with my copics again, it's been a realllllly long time and I am out of practice. With so many other things (mostly unpleasant) going on, it felt great to focus on something that brings me pleasure. The escape is good for my soul.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Wild Thing

Trying to get a few more Valentine's Day cards ready; I do love the holiday. I used a zebra background cut with my Cameo for the main panel, then added stickles to the inside stripes. Super sparkly in real life.

The sentiment flag was stamped with a sentiment from TCP's Got Love? set; and the bow was tied with the Bow Easy.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Red Hots for the Red Hot

So, I as I mentioned before, I am in full Valentine's Day mode. Hopefully I won't get sick of it before I get all my projects finished.

I purchased this box from the Silhouette Store specifically for the project you see today. I always gift Duke with Red Hot Candies, they are one of his faves and since they go so well with Valentine's Day, this is what he typically gets. This box is cut the original size which is quite small, only about 2x2. For his gift, I will make it slightly larger to accommodate a whole bag of the candies....he's a little selfish with them! LOL

The box and all other elements were cut using my Cameo; I love how quick and easy these kinds of projects come together.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Love You Always

I am determined to play along each month with Jen's SFYTT; last year I missed posting on time in May therefore excluding myself from the drawing to win lotsa new goodies.

I pulled out some old stamps, All About Love Sentiments from Amy R Stamps available at All That Scraps. The papers are from My Mind's Eye, Lost & Found Madison Avenue collection; the papers are so soft and pretty.

I tied the ribbon bow with the Bow Easy and just adhered it with a glue dot next to the sentiment circle. All of the shapes were cut with my Cameo machine; minus the border punch.

This makes my 4th V-Day card, just a zillion more to go!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Be Mine

I am sooo happy that the Viva la Verve challenges are back, I love their sketches. This is for the 1st sketch for January. I am in full Valentine's Day mode and was happy to get another card made. I'm hoping to sell them at work!

I, again, used Echo Park's Yours Truly papers. The doily, heart, and sentiment flag were cut using my Cameo. The sentiment is from Verve's Love Notes, I'll be getting lots of use from this set this year. I wrapped some twine up for a extra fluffy bow on the button.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Valentine Be Mine

I picked Echo Park paper perfect for the upcoming Valentine's Day holiday, Yours Truly. It has some classic colors and patterns with a few surprises thrown in.

Using this week's sketch from the clean&simple blog, FTL172 and some die cuts, I created my card. I added some flatback pearls to the scallops of the circle. The sentiment and hearts are from Verve's Love Notes.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Today and Always

I love, love the Mojo Monday sketch this week, MOJO222. I wanted to make something for Valentine's Day; it's my favorite holiday outside of Christmas. I just love the colors, the cute stamps, the extra little bit of love in the air; not to mention all the wonderful candies you can find. LOL

I pulled out some papers from My Mind's Eye that was perfect for the layout and for Valentine's Day, it looks so romantic.

The elements were cut with my Cameo, love that machine I tell ya. I stamped the sentiment from Verve One Person set onto the patterned paper for a little more depth and cohesion; I also stamped onto the leaves of the flower using an image from the same set with VersaMark.