Tuesday, May 29, 2012


Things aren't going so well for me, my computer has crashed twice this month.  But I am determined to enter this card, made especially for the Ippity blog challenge.  So here is a quick post, as I am using a borrowed computer.

I've used the sketch from Chick Challenge 32

The stamp I've embossed here is from Thankful For You.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Thanks Teacher

It's always nice to show your child's teacher that you appreciate their dedication & gratitude.  I've whipped out two cards using Imaginisce's glossy apple paper & some other scraps.  Other products include Jillie bean & Authentique letter stickers, Basic Grey chipboard glasses, Echo Park paper & CTMH cardstock.

The Friday Challenge video at Two Peas In A Bucket was to create a matching envelope.  So I added some patterned paper inside & cute out one of the cute little apples.

Here is another card in the same color scheme.  I love the apple paper & thought these retro glasses looked smart!  I had a left over old Cricut mat glossy cover & cut it up to make the glass lenses shine.

Saturday, May 12, 2012


It's nearly here...a day to celebrate your momma!  My handmade cards for the holiday were a sweet & pretty.  They feature Close To My Heart's Remarkable Wreath stamp.  I saw a similar design somewhere that triggered this card layout.  Five that I made were for sale & two to keep.  Last time I checked my craft booth, three were gone!

If you're a momma, have a great weekend!  Spend some time with the kids or give them a call.
Happy Mother's Day!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Newly Emerged Monarch

I have been saving these colorful photos.  They seem too great to scrap!  How could I ever do them justice?  Well, here is my attempt to show case the special event.  Our pet caterpillar, raised on milkweed, had finally completed it's transformation.  We raised three last year.

I followed a page sketch provided at Split Coast Stampers.  It is a Unity Stamp Company challenge that celebrates National Scrapbooking Day (May 5).  As a Unity fan, I couldn't resist the assignment!

The monarch butterfly is from the Embrace You set.  It's a very large butterfly.  I pop dotted the wing tips for dimension.  I also used my sewing machine to add some stitching around the circle.  The dot paper is Close To My Heart.  The letter stickers are Thickers.  The tiny type is Cosmo Cricket.

Monday, May 7, 2012


I am LOVIN' this sketch for Chick Challenge 29!
Here is how my slightly modified version turned out...

The stamps are from Just Wanted To Say.
I used the frame & sentiment seperate, instead of one inside the other.
The pretty frames have the left sides cut off & are stamped red on red.
The paper is Close To My Heart.
I'm so glad this challenge reminded me how FUN floss is. 
It looks so darn cute too!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Spring Banner

It's still spring, even though it seems to be going on forever.  The mild winter had us all confused here in Minnesota.  I feel ready to plant some flowers, even though it's WAY too early.  It's raining today, the first day of May.  With roughly 60 days until summer, why not enjoy this current refreshing lush time of year?!

The pretty flowers are Prima.  Those fancy die cut letters are Cricut's Lyrical Letters.  Two of the patterned paper are Echo Park, their spring line from last year.