Monday, September 27, 2010

Owl Birthday card

This card is for SCS's Clean and Simple challenge this week.  This owl punch is really growing on me.  Be forewarned, however, there may be some demented cards involving him. 

For this card I used the hat and sentiment from Sock Monkey.  Colors are Bashful Blue, Pacific Pointe, Pear Pizazz, Real Red and Basic Black.

Dancing Monkey and Birthday card

Some days are made for dancing  From Millan.Net
This isn't necessarily one of them, but he's awfully cute.  OK, so here's what I really meant to post until I got sidetracked with the dancing monkey. I guess he kind of goes with the sentiment on the card. 

The fun thing about this card is the embossing folder that I sponged over with various colors: Marina Mist, Pretty in Pink and Artichoke.  It was an SCS color challenge a few weeks ago.  The idea for sponging came from my friend Debbie who did it with a different folder. 

 Enjoy the rest of your day and dance a little Free Smiley Courtesy of

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Snow Flurries

Sure, I know it's only the third day of Fall, but it's never to early to plan ahead.  Check out these two Christmas cards I made with the Northern Flurries embossing folder.

Both have some great bling with the self-adhesive rhinestones. LOVE those things.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Possible Swap Cards

I'm going to Stampin' Up! Regionals in Portland in a few weeks and these are a couple of my potential swap cards. Let me know which one you like best, or if neither one is swap worthy. In case you don't know what a swap is, it's when you make a bunch of the same card and then swap with others who have mass produced a card too. It's a great way to expand your samples. I often get inspired by the wonderful swaps I get from other demonstrators.

Both of these are made with Day of Gratitude.

Thanks for looking and commenting.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Mojo Monday Sketch 157

I made this card for the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge.    I deviated from the sketch a little bit, but I don't think they'll shoot me for it.

 I used Day of Gratitude from the Holiday Mini catalog.  Colors are More Mustard, Early Espresso, Cajun Craze and Old Olive. I actually pulled out my color spritzer to add a bit of Olive to the sentiment circle.  Gotta do that more often. It's fun!

The designer paper is Autumn Spice, also from the Holiday Mini.
I'm testing out including images from the SU website on my blog. What do you think? Does it help? Does it make you want to buy stuff from me? LOL 

You can check out others' interpretations of the sketch here


Saturday, September 11, 2010


How long has it been since you've embossed? It's been a while for me.  The technique on this card is emboss resist.  I sponged over the white embossed with Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Pretty in Pink. Card base is Regal Rose.
I also used the Elegant Lines embossing folder, Tiny Tags, a flower from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (say that 3 times fast!) and a butterfly I found on my floor.  Time to vacuum?

Friday, September 10, 2010


These are two of the projects we made at stamp club last night.
This first one is a variation of the one I made using Cheers to You.  This one uses Friends Never Fade.  You can see it both closed and pulled out.  I'm not sure if the recipient would know to pull on the flower, so it might be wise to write a note inside the card telling them to pick the flower.  What do you think?

This card uses Day of Gratitude from the Mini catalog. I wanted to make something using non-Fall colors.  These are Concord, Pacific Pointe and Pumpkin Pie. I dabbed the ink on the stamp with the sponge daubers.  
Have a great day!

Thursday, September 9, 2010


Sorry I've been MIA.  School started last week and other stuff's been keeping me from my favorite hobby. Here are a couple of projects I've made recently.

This first one uses the adorable owl punch in the catalog. I didn't think I needed it until people started using it to make all kinds of stuff like tulips, cows, penguins, and a bunch of other things.  I'll make some samples and show you.  In the mean time, enjoy this little guy.

This card uses the ornament punch, the leaves from the bird punch and the Boho Blossoms punch. I totally stole this idea from Jackie Topa.