Saturday, January 28, 2012

Tuesday Trigger

Hello!  I had a bit of a time with this card.  It's not my usual color or style, but I wanted to use lots of scallops when I saw the Tuesday Trigger photo below.  I used rustic white, vintage cream and lemon tart CS from Papertrey Ink.  It was fun to step outside of my box!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Hello!  The CAS-ual Friday's Challenge this week is black and white to celebrate penguins.  I used the colors to make a valentine.  A bit nontraditional,but fun:)

Sunday, January 22, 2012


I'm having fun with my new Wplus9 stamps today.  I used the colors from the JUGS challenge for my first card.  I just LOVE pink, red, and hearts!!  I faux stitched around my sentiment to mimic the background paper.
For my second card I took inspiration from an older sketch that I've saved.  Don't you just love those  papers and stamp!?! I thought the ball fringe was a fun added element:)

Friday, January 20, 2012

Wishing you warm comforts

Hello Friday Friends!  We need some warmer weather here, so this card is perfect.  I think it is below zero this morning.  I made this card using some of my favorite Jillibean Soup paper and ribbon.  I stamped the frame stamp from the Dec10 KOM and the mitten and sentiments are from Oct10 KOM.  The sketch I followed is the Kit of the Month Sketch Challenge from Unity.  To see everyone's lovely creations for Friends with Flair, be sure to check in at Unity.

Monday, January 16, 2012

My Heart Belongs to You

Back again, friends, with another valentine card.  This card fits for the CAS-ual Friday's Challenge to use scallops in a card.  There are even scallops around my sentiment circle:)

Love you!

Hello!  I'm playing along with the January sketch for you to try by Jen del Muro.  She shares a sketch once a month and I just love them!  I used some fun, new Echo Park Paper and my new stamp from Verve. 

Sunday, January 15, 2012


Hello!  Today I tried a new technique.  I used the collage technique tutorial that JUGS is sharing for their challenge this week.  I used stamps from Wplus9, Unity, and Papertrey Ink.  It was fun to try something new.  I've used collage before, but never like this.  I'm happy with the results.  I'm saving this card for my hubby!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Happy Friday and Friends with Flair!!

Happy Friday, Friends!  We had our first real snowstorm!!  I love the white, glittery powder:) 
Today's tag was a fun one to make.  I used my Jilliean Soup Cobranded Unity Stamps and Jillibean Soup DP. I stamped the snowmen and cut them out.  Then I added twine for the scarf.  I used my irock tool to glitz up the snowmen's buttons and the centers of the snowflakes.  I'm entering this in the Unity Monthly Challenge.  If you want to see everyone's awesome Friday creations, be sure to visit the Unity Blog!!  Happy Weekend!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

What's Up Cupcake?

Hello!   A good friend from work is having a birthday this week, so I followed the JUGS Challenge and created a card for her.  She's such a sweetie that cupcakes seem perfect for her!  I love the little note, "Hey QT!" that's on the DP too:)

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

Today I'm happy to be playing along with CAS-ual Friday's new challenge.  There's an extra bonus:  the winner will get a guest designer spot on their blog.  How cool is that?  I used a chipboard button that I've had for awhile.  I thought that it would be perfect for her to be reaching out and holding a heart.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy First Birthday

I am so excited to be entering my first ever Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger!!  The photo below is the trigger for this week.  I was inspired by the numbers, the softer colors and the sweetness of the baby blanket. I used my Cuttlebug and  numbers embossing folder for the blue background.  I used Papertrey Ink's Doily and Number dies for my embellishment.

1 is good, 2 is much better

Happy Day!  Today is my last day before I go back to school.  Our first day back is a day of meetings.  Ugh!  I decided that I would spend today crafting and getting in on some challenges.  My card uses the stamp set "Tandem" by The Craft's Meow.  I am following the awesome sketch made by my blog friend, Lynn Miller, for The Craft's Meow Challenge.