Tuesday, November 29, 2011

~A Sunset Photo~

Gorgeous photos are what you'll find at FYI.

I used a beautiful sunset photo to make my card...

The beautiful oranges and blue struck me...

For Your Inspiration

You've got one more day to create something beautiful! ;)

Thank you for stopping in. ;)


My Mind's Eye Stella Rose Hazel Memories stamp,Papertrey Ink Communique Curves Sentiments,Making Memories Just Chillin' Girl pack DP,Tim Holtz Distress Inks broken china and spiced marmalade,Scor-Pal,MS border punch

~The Lord Keeps My Lamp Burning!~

The Lord keeps my lamp burning.

He turns my darkness into light.


Our Daily Bread Designs Keep My Lamp Burning,Technique Tuesday Inner Circle,Staz On mustard and pumpkin,Recollections bling,Georgia Pacific white cardstock

Monday, November 28, 2011

~Make It Monday Ribbon Pleating~

I made some quick gifts to share today...

His and Hers Cocoa Packs with Flavored Spoons!

 The "pockets" are some DP that's 8"X8". I cut one in half; folded it, and used 1/2" Scor-Tape on two loose sides.

I made a little "topper" fancy, by using the pleated ribbon technique showcased  by Dawn on Make It Monday #43
on the "hers".

I further feminized the "hers" with tassel poms made from twine.

The guy pocket just has a straight ribbon without poms on the hat.

Here's a behind shot of those cute snowman faces.

The spoons are easy peasy...just fill 1/3 Ramekin with chocolate chips, melt them in the microwave for about 40-50 seconds, and stir with a plastic spoon.

Shake on some peppermint sprinkles, and stick them (sitting up in a short cup) in the fridge for a few minutes. Once they harden, place them in pretzel bags (craft stores that sell baking bags should have them). Twist tie your goodies, and you have a perfect addition to a plain cocoa pack.

I slid the spoon above the cocoa pack...it's nestled in the little topper.

A great way to whip up an inexpensive couple gift...and use up some 8X8" DP!

Thanks for stopping in today-hope you got a bit of inspiration. ;)


Papertrey Ink Shape Up Snowman Accessories stamp set,Papertrey Ink's Shape-Up Series Snowman Die,Papertrey Ink Premium Dye ink true black,Tim Holtz Distress ink fired brick,DCWV Nana's Kids DP,AC Cardstock Neutral Pack,1/2" and 1/4" Scor-Tape ,Spellbinders Classic circles,MS twine,stapler

Sunday, November 27, 2011

~Colour Q Colors With Flourish and a Dryer Sheet~

I have been waiting for a reason to save my used dryer sheets!  

Well, here you have it....

See the dryer sheet partially covering this image?

dryer sheet technique created by Beate.

My colors are from Colour Q #112


Flourishes' Enjoy the Ride, AC cardstock neutral pack,Copic yellow,Memento orange and red markers,Papertrey ink premium dye ink black,misc. fiber,Corrugator,dryer sheet,Creative Memories corner rounder,Georgia Pacific white cardstock base

Saturday, November 26, 2011

~Tuesday Trigger Red and Rustic Apples~

What's with me and apples lately?

I have no idea, except that I love their simple design.

Cutting out perfect apples just makes sense right now. ;)

is beautiful, isn't it?

I mimicked the stripes in the photo, by backing the 
apple shapes with striped paper.

I used red and brown Copic markers to color the stripes.

Those are spiral office clips along the twine.

I don't have a clue how to use them properly...but I bought them for embellishments, so that's ok. ;)

Thanks for peeking in. ;)


Papertrey Ink fruit fusion apple die,Papertrey Ink Communique Curves Sentiments,Papertrey Ink Premium Dye ink true black,DCWV Natural Stack DP,AC cardstock neutral pack,MS twine,office spiral clips,Versamark ink, Whispers white embossing powder

~Shiny, Shiny, Mirrored Paper~

Ooooooh, this paper is PRETTYYYYYYY....but very difficult to photograph.

It's like trying to capture a mirror!

I wouldn't dare stamp on this shimmery copper paper.

The DP has beautiful flowers.

I didn't want to cut through it!

The DCWV floral paper looks like copper in the photo, but it's lighter...like a metallic orange (the gridded paper is the same shimmery color-it's from the DCWV paper pack also).

 I was able to use my "Sizzix phrase" embossing folder I've had for a few years.

It was less than a dollar from the Sizzix online outlet.

I added paper curls (my new thing...can you tell???). ;)

Color inspiration is from the Play Date Cafe PDCC108.

The sketch is inspired by CardPatterns Sketch 143.

inspired me to embellish with pearls. 

I used a Sharpie to color some off-white pearls with the closest I had to maroon.

Thank you for stopping by today. ;)


DCWV Natural Stack,Sizzix embossing folder "For You" phrase,flat pearls, Sharpie

Friday, November 25, 2011

~Blog Hop and JAI~

I love hopping along Papertrey Ink's Blog Hop...

Lots of great inspiration there! ;)

I combined the hop with Just Add Ink's Challenge #95.
This week's challenge is to make a Christmas project but with NO Christmas paper, NO Christmas images (Christmas sentiment allowed)
hence, THE APPLE...perfect for a teacher!
Enjoy the hop and thanks for stopping in! ;)

Papertrey Ink Fruit Fusion Apple die,Papertrey Ink In the Meadow sentiment,Papertrey Ink Premium Dye Ink true black,AC cardstock neutral pack,Spellbinders scalloped circles

~Konnichiwa and a Sketch~

I love when I bring out this sweet stamp set, Konnichiwa, from My Cute Stamps.

Instead of slicing off that strip across the middle...I rolled it into a decorative piece.

You never know when you'll need that extra bit of paper...LOL.

The following challenges helped me along...

The Pay It Forward Challenge (World Hello Day)...who knew????

If you are shopping today(Black Friday in the US)...BE CAREFUL
and BE NICE. ;)

It's just stuff and they're precious people.

I need to remind myself of that sometimes. ;)


My Cute Stamps Konnichiwa,Papertrey Ink Premium Dye true black,Piggy Tales DP,AC cardstock neutral,Spellbinders Scalloped Circles,American Crafts glitter marker blue,Elmer's glue spots pop-up medium

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

~Gone, But Not Forgotten~

I've never participated in Wee Memories before...

but I figured I'd give it a shot. ;)

I had the woodland animals to stamp with and camouflage coloring I mimicked.

I folded back the panel to reveal sentiments that go without saying...but they are always on the mind of those who are dealing with deployments.

Thank you for stopping in today...have a blessed Thanksgiving! ;)


Tradefish Designs sentiment,Inkadinkadoo Bird Assortment,AC cardstock neutral pack,Memento ink dual markers (Bamboo Leaves,New Sprout,Rich Cocoa),Papertrey Ink Premium Dye Ink true black,Kid's Jewelry friendship thread,Sizzix/Tim Holtz embossing folder

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

~Less Is More Silhouette Tea~

 I layered "hello" and the sentiment in the lower left corner across the card front.

 You might be able to see the faint "hello" here-dead center at an angle...

Thanks for stopping by. ;)


My Mind's Eye Stella Rose Mabel stamps,Papertrey Ink All Booked Up sentiment,Papertrey Ink Communique Curves Sentiments,Papertrey Ink Premium Dye ink black,Memento Ink brown,AC cardstock neutrals

~Sentiment Background and a Good Book~

I got to combine some challenges to create today's card.

 There are some lightly stamped sentiments to create a background, inspired by Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday #42 Layered Background With Sentiment Stamps.

Other cool challenges:

(National Girlfriends Day)

Pals Paper Arts Get Sketchy

Papertrey Ink All Booked Up stamp set,Papertrey Ink eyelet lace border die,AC cardstock,Memento Ink,Tim Holtz Distress inks,DCWV natural stack,Sizzix star die,Marvy circle punch,Spellbinders classic circles,Creative Memories corner rounder

Monday, November 21, 2011

~Embellish Challenge With Leaves~

I created a card today that was difficult to take a photo of (I'm sure you've had those!).

But, I did my best....

 I used my Perfect Pearls Pigments with Versamark ink.
I love the shimmer.

 I love this sentiment!

Regardless of the poor photos, I DID enjoy the process. ;)

Thank you for stopping by! ;)


Stampin up leaf,Flourishes Enjoy the Ride sentiment,Versamark ink,Sizzix tag die,Piggy Tales DP,DCWV Natural Stack,Georgia Pacific white cardstock,AC Cardstock,Kid's Jewelry Friendship thread,Scor-Pal,Memento ink,Perfect pearls pigments

Sunday, November 20, 2011

~Fall Is in the Bag Trigger~

Thanks for stopping by. ;)


Papertrey Ink Fruit Fusion apple stamp set and die,Marvy circle punch,DCWV Natural stack,Memento ink,MS border punch,Want2scrap bling,Recollections Adhesive Rhinestones,Creative Memories corner rounder

Saturday, November 19, 2011

~Fight for Faith~

I love the color combo from Color Throwdown #168 this week.

I used it to make a masculine card.

Flag, You're It inspired me to "flag" the sentiment.  I used my Scor-pal for dimension in my flag.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by today. ;)


Papertrey Ink In the Meadow dies and stamps,ODBD Not Forgotten sentiment,AC cardstock,Authentique Blissful 6X6 bundle,Tim Holtz fired brick and mustard seed distress inks,scor-pal

Friday, November 18, 2011

~A Unity Flower~

I enjoyed making this simple card for any occasion.

The flower is from Unity.

I scored and fanned the DP to make a backdrop for the flower.

Isn't that trim fun?  It caught my eye at Wal-mart.


Unity Flower stamp,Kaisercraft rhinestones,Want2Scrap bling,Scor-pal,Memento ink

~Good Tidings and a Red Door~

I envisioned a red door, once I discovered this ODBD set.

My girls attend a class that has a red door...

 Hope they get the meaning! ;)

The 3D gift box door was created with a 4X4 piece.

I stamped this beautiful ODBD door in the middle of it.

I used a blade to cut the door everywhere except the "hinges".

I colored the door with a Copic (it was easier to swipe with the broad head AFTER cutting the door out...I could fold it AWAY from the wall and work quickly).

Then, I scored 1/4" from every edge, then 1/2" also.

Fold it under at those folds and use 1/8" scor-tape on the outermost edge to secure to the card base.

(I stamped the sentiment and snowflakes from PTI before securing the door).

I used a small hole punch to create a hole on the door AND "wall".

I have this cool needle that splits in the middle, so you can take something as thick as this thread and string it through. (I wish I knew the name...I bought it blindly...but I'm so grateful for it).

Fun, huh?

It DOES fit in a regular envelope (hand carried, though).

Hope this springs some great ideas in your head~~~~~~

Thanks for stopping in. ;)

Fun challenges I am entering:


Our Daily Bread (ODBD) Ask, Seek, Knock, Papertrey Ink (PTI) In the Meadow,Georgia Pacific cardstock, PTI premium black ink,Tim Holtz Fired Brick, Scor-Pal,1/8" Scor-Tape,Copic red for the door,Creative Memories corner rounder

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

~Awkward Hellos~

Awkward hellos

Heart wrenching goodbyes

Memories in between

 Outside of the lines

Scattered and spotted

Across time

Basic Grey Tranquil for sentiment,Unity leaves,Papertrey ink premium black,Copic lavender and process blue