Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Flower Row

The cardsketch is from PaperCrafts - sorry, I didn't include the link but pop over to the website and you can find TONS of cardsketches.

While this card looks simple enough - it actually took quite a long time to cut out each flower. Isn't the leaf ribbon neat-O???

List of Stuff:
  • Stamps - PTI
  • Leaf Ribbon - PTI
  • Sheer Polka-dotted Ribbon - A Muse
  • Ink - Memento
  • Stickles

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Me, Me, Me, Me, Meeeee

Close-up of the QuicKutz tiara (with sparkles)

I made a similar card for Princess Pamela's b-day................she liked it and thought it was oh-so fitting!

Simple, easy card.......the stamp?? Well it's one of the $1.00 stamps from the bins at Michaels (can you believe it???!!!). A bit of layering with round scalloped punches and an eye-popping color combo - Ta-Dahhhhhh, you're done!
  • The List O' Stuff:
  • All About Me" - $1.00 from Michaels; Tiara - A Muse
  • Ink - Memento
  • Spicas
  • Various CS scraps for scalloped punches and tiara
  • Die-cut - QuicKutz tiara
  • Punches - Marvy
  • Misc - Ribbon, gemstones

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Breaking out those handy-dandy Paper Smooches stamps (yes, again...I tell you they inspire so many ideas there's simply not enough hours in the day to get all of the cards made!), and I decided it was a perfect time to utilize those FREE digi-stamps too.

Made the digi-shamrock oh so tiny - just a wee thing - so it would fit inside the Monster, a couple of printing trial and errors later we were good to go. A bit of background stamping on the Kraft panel and the MS grass border adds some interest. The sentiment is also part of this month's digi-offering, printed it on some old, old, old CTMH B&T paper and got busy with some punches.....popped out the sentiment panel with some foam tape and we've got a card!!

  • Monster Stamp and digi-images - Paper Smooches; background diamond stamp - CTMH
  • Ink - Memento
  • Copics
  • Martha Stewart border punch; various Marvy oval punch; various circle punches

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

2 Baaaaaad Girls

Don't be fooled by them sitting in a "Berry Good" box.................it's a lie - a falsehood.
We'd tried to tell them they don't quite fit in the boxes - they're cats, they don't listen.

Bad Girl #1 - Iris............she's mean, she's grumpy, her normal personality? Annoyed. She's quite often the B-word.....sure she might LOOK cute but looks are deceiving...... Right now she's helping Creepella mit Deutsch..............as you can see she finds it a wee bit borrrrrrring.

Bad Girl #2 - Lily.....she's generally sweeter than her evil sister Iris but she refuses to use any of the three scratching posts/devices we've offered and thinks EVERYTHING in the house is her scratching post. Creepella says she's got the perfect head to kiss. I keep suggesting that after she's dearly departed, we mount her head (like the House Elves in the Black Household) - then she can kiss it all she wants.

No matter what - we love them both (I could squeeze them so hard, I'd make their eyes pop!).

Monday, March 14, 2011

Total Julie Rip-Off

Hmmm, I don't even remember when I saw Julie's card and it's probably not a TOTAL rip-off, but it's pretty darned close!!

I've always loved A Must Stamps (even before I knew they were A Muse stamps) - now I hear they're going to sell their products through Home-Based Parties (i.e. CTMH & Stampin' Up). I'm not quite sure how I feel about that - it will be weird NOT to see them on the shelves of my LSS or to browse online. I'm not one to have "parties" (not even stamp parties) and quite frankly, most of my stamping buddies are in the same financial situation as me so there's not a whole lot of money to be spent in one fell swoop at a stamp party (even an A Muse stamp party!).

I'm lucky I've been able to amass quite a collection of A Muse stamps and products over the last 5 years and I hope they'll tide me over for a good long while.


  • Stamps - all A Muse except the sun (Hero Arts)
  • Ink - Memento
  • Copics
  • Scrap Kraft CS for "beach"

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Irish Blessing Stitching Stuff

I love these colors - both on the ring but especially stitched on khaki linen. While the khaki is darker than the stitched sample, I think it gives the whole project more weight (plus I seem to have a ton of khaki).

After I've completed all of the sentiment (ick - backstitched WORDS), I'll post a photo. Surprisingly enough, it's stitching up quicker than I expected. Doubt it will be completed for St. Patty's Day but that's not to important..............completing it THIS year - now THAT'S important!


Saturday, March 12, 2011


Ok - that was badddddddd - really, really bad.........probably can't even count it as a pun (but I'm gonna). What can I say? Simply can't help myself. I think it'll get a giggle out of of the friend I'll be sending it to.....wellllll, maybe a giggle and a groan...............

Yep, another Paper Smooches card using the "Vegtastic" set. Obviously - it's too cute! It's kind of a busy card but I think every element adds a little something to make a complete picture.

Paper-pieced the maters with CTMH and Cosmo Cricket (I think it's called Garden Variety - Creepella thought I was extra clever with that pick). Used Martha Stewart's picket fence and grass border punches (love them!). The sun is another punched piece of Cosmo Cricket with A Muse polka-dotted sheer ribbon. The very subtle polka-dotted background stamped on the Kraft CS itself is from PTI.

Whew - are you as tired as I am?

Here's the goodie scoop:
  • Stamps - Paper Smooches
  • Cardbase & Polk-dotted background stamp - PTI
  • Ink - Memento
  • B&T papers - CTMH & Cosmo Cricket
  • Ribbon - A Muse
  • Punches - Martha Stewart & Marvy (blue circle punch)

Friday, March 11, 2011

Butterfly Friendly

And a close-up of the "Butterfly"...

Oh I've been busy!! Sort of busy stamping but mostly celebrating...............and dragging my family along. I did some shopping, took a way-cool class and then admired all of my goodies.

Finally got to USE some of my goodies over the weekend but then I kind of forgot to take any photos and do any blog-posting........yikes!!

So here's my first card using Paper Smooches' "Friendly Flowers" - yes, that's a flower (it looks like it could be a Black-Eyed Susan sort of flower) stamped twice (I tell you, those clear stamps are so quick and easy to nifty stuff like this) and now it's a butterfly (just like magic). Sure, not a realistic-looking butterfy perhaps but a happy & fun one (my favorite kind!) AND it's a bit sparkly thanks to those handy-dandy Spicas.

A quick and easy card, the card sketch itself is also from Paper Smooches too......lots of fun stuff there - you should check it out!

  • Stamps - Paper Smooches
  • Cloud panel & sheer polka-dotted ribbon - A Muse
  • Cardbase - Memory Box
  • Ink - Memento
  • Copics & Spicas