Friday, March 30, 2012

Happy Birthday Beccah!

It is my daughter-in- law's birthday today and this is the card I made for her.  She loves gnomes so I hope she will like her card.  Happy Birthday Beccah with love!

I used the PKSC #3 Peachy Keen Stamp Club set #3.  This set is really fun.  I love the mushrooms, the tree stump, and all the other cute stamps included in this set.  It is a huge set!  Have you joined the Stamp Club?  It is fun to get a new set each month.  Hope you will check it out.  Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs and smiles,

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Several cards made with Shabby Chic Stamps

I have several cards to share with you using Shabby Chic Stamps.  Enjoy!

I made this card with the Build a Baby set.  I masked the original face and replaced it with this adorable Peachy Keen baby face.  I also used the Sweet Pea set.

More masking with the Build a Baby and Sweet Pea set.

This was made with the flower stamp from the Build a Cake set.  The sentiment is from the Greetings set.

This card was made with the Bunny Love set.  The bunny stamp has a sentiment attached to it.  I cut the sentiment and the bunny apart for easier stamping, making the stamps more versatile.

I will be back with more soon.  Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs and smiles,

Peachy Keen Challenge 11 Faux Stitching

Hello everyone!  Here is a card I made for the Peachy Keen Challenge #11- Faux Stitching.  I used PK-243 Potted Happy Flower.  You can read about the challenge here.  I stamped my images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them with Copics.

Have a great day!

Hugs and smiles!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Welcome Spring

.Good morning friends!  Today's card features the CottageCutz Picket Fence Border and Tree of Nature dies.  I am thrilled that they now have the longer version of the Picket Fence.  It is a die I will use quite often, as I like to create scenes.  The Tree of Nature die is really versatile.  You can make a tree with blossoms or a tree with leaves or a Fall tree.  It has such cute accessories too.  An owl, bird, bird cage, squirrel and butterflies.

I cut all the images from white cardstock and colored them with copics.  I cut the cloud freehand with scissors and finished the card with a small bit of rafia.  Have a wonderful day!

Hugs and smiles,

Saturday, March 17, 2012

CottageCutz Springtime Tea

 Hello Everyone!  Today's card features the CottageCutz Springtime Tea die.  I chose to use the bear in tea cup today.  It also comes with a bunny.  I cut the pieces from patterned paper and assembled the tea cup.  I added some layers and an embossed background.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs and smiles,

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Monochromatic Butterflies

Hello Everyone!   Just wanted to show you a simple, but pretty card I made using the butterfly from the Easter Blessings set and the butterflies from the Shabby Chic set.  I only inked the butterflies in
 the center of the sentiment stamp.

I stamped the butterflies with turquoise ink onto a strip of colored cardstock.  I added some white polka dots to some of the butterflies.  The border and the punched butterfly were cut with Marha Stewart punches.
Thanks for stopping by

Hugs and smiles,

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Shabby Chic March Release Blog Hop Day 2

Here are a few more cards with the Build a Cake and Greetings set by Shabby Chic Stamp Co.
I stamped the word smile from the Greetings set with different shades of Colorbox Chalk Ink.  The faces are from Peachy Keen Stamps.
For this card, I punched some white circles and then used the exclamation pt. from the Greetings set to stamp the spokes.  I then sponged the circles trying to give a tie-dye feel to the card.  The It's Your Day sentiment was placed on my acrylic block with a slight curve so that it would stamp along the curve of color on the circle.
This is a clean and simple card.  I stamped the cake and the sentiment with Memento Paris Dusk ink.  The ribbon bands on the cake were colored with Copic B-18 and C-1 was added for shadows.

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs and smiles,

Friday, March 9, 2012

Shabby Chic March Release Blog Hop

Hello everyone and thank you so much for joining us for our March Release blog hop party! The designers will be sharing some of our very best creations with you using our new March release stamps!  I just received my stamps yesterday so I am showing projects made with last months stamps.  I will have new samples to post on Saturday.
Be sure to stop by the shop and order the March pre-order bundle! It is 15% off until March 15th and quantities are limited! You get all four sets!
To win a Build a Baby set, become a follower of everyone's blog and leave a comment, including here. Two random commenters will win the Build a Baby set. Be sure to leave contact information!

I used Bunny Love and Easter Blessings to make my 2 cards.  Here is a list of all the participants.  

The next stop is Crafty Carley.  Have fun on the hop and thanks for stopping!  Remember to leave comments at each stop for a chance to win a build a baby stamp set.

Hugs and smiles,

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Hippity Hoppity ...

Hello everyone!  Today I have a card made with the CottageCutz Flower Pot die.  I am a big fan of the large variety of  house dies that CottageCutz offers!  They are all so cute and whimsical!  I used both colored cardstock and white cardstock to cut the images.  I chose to use some fun Spring colors.  I have been sick with the flu, and needed a cheerful card to pick me up.

For the turquoise bunny, I used the negative from the cut as a stencil, and sponged it with ink.  Just a little tip showing that you don't always have to use the die cut to create a design.
Have a great day!
Hugs and smiles,

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Playing With Twinkling H2o's and Unity

Here are a couple of cards I made with Twinkling H2O's and Unity stamps.  I used the beautiful butterfly and daisy stamp from the Jan. 2012 kit of the month set.  Love this set.
Next I made a card with Donna Poppies.  Poppies are one of my favorite flowers!  I used twinkling H2O's on this one and a brown Sharpie to outline the image after I finished painting them.  I also used the fine tip brown sharpie to the stamens for more contrast.  As always, thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs and smiles,