Design Teams

Tuesday, February 28, 2012


THANK YOU all so much for the great turn out for our last challenge at Frosted Designs!  You must be spreading the word because it was our highest participation by you so far!  We really appreciate your support, and the wonderful creations you made!  They are really great!

This week at Frosted Designs we have another SUPER sketch by Jenny Evans.  Her ideas are really amazing!  This one is lots of great layers.  

My take on the sketch was inspired by the fab Kitty and her awesome flowers.  I used papers from a stack by DCWV called Garden Party.  I stamped the flower pot and cut it out after coloring with my Copics, Then raised it with pop dots.  Then I punched out a bunch of leaves with Martha Stewart punches and arranged them in the pot.  The tiny flowers were from a border punch by Fiskars.  I put tiny pearls in the center of each one.  The little butterflies were cut from the paper in the stack and I added pearls to them too.  The last details were the string and the two larger pearls (they are a bit hard to see behind the leaves).

And now, as I always say, it's YOUR turn.  Get inspired by our FAB DT and get that mojo working!  

Happy Creating!

Friday, February 24, 2012


Happy Friday all, and a happy weekend.  How about starting it off with some crafting and joining in on our challenge at Chocolate, Coffee and Card Challenges?!!!  This time our theme is "Drink Up" ~ which means put a beverage in your image!  Our delightful sponsor this week is A Day For Daisies.  Their images are so lovely, and such a beautiful collection to choose from.  This one that I have used is called "Strawberries In Milk".  I love the adorable little fairy.

The background paper is a piece I purchased at Micheal's ages ago.  The border strip was cut with a Fiskar's punch and I laid checked ribbon and lace down the middle of it ~ it's hard to see underneath all the flowers!  The image is printed on a piece that I cut with my Cricut, colored with my Copics and glitter added to the fairies wings. Behind that is a circle done with my Cuttlebug.  I added flowers from my stash, cut some strawberries from some other paper and put glitter on them.  The final touch is a pin with a bow and glass beads that I made from my bead stash.  Whew, I think I got it all!

Take the time to see all the wonderful inspiration our DT has for this week.  There are some awesome creations to get you crafting!  See you there!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Sad News

I will be gone for a while, until the 19th of March.  There will be some auto posts for my card DT teams, but nothing other than that.  My uncle's cancer has returned fast and hard and there is nothing that can be done.  He is at home with hospice care and it is just a matter of time till he's in Gods hands.  I hope he can hang in there till I arrive on Monday.  I am going to Pennsylvania to be with our family, please keep us in your prayers.
Love and hugs, Joanne.

My super, loving Uncle Bud

Saturday, February 18, 2012


Hope you are enjoying the weekend.  I have been busy creating, my favorite thing to do!  Here is another version of my new Tilda stamp.  It  has lots of pearls and flowers.  I made the beaded pin, and she was colored with my Copics.  I added some cheese cloth and lace, computer generated the ticket  and cut the oval with my cuttlebug.  Then I used a lot of distressed ink to give it a bit of a vintage look.  The papers are by DCWV and called
 "The French Country Stack".

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


I don't know about you, but I LUV second hand stores, resale and thrift shops!  You never know what great finds you will come across.  I just found a new consignment store in my neighborhood and went in for a "look-see".  I found a great fun deal!  It is a pack of paper by K&Company that has 32 pre-cut purses with all the little flowers and pieces to make them!  I know the stack sells in the craft stores for about $18, but I got this pack for $4!  WOOO HOOO, super deal!  Today I put a couple of them together (SO EASY!) and then added some embellies from my stash.  They came out so cute!  I stamped Happy Easter on the tags and want to use them to put chocolate in for my gal pals at Easter.

So the next time you see a thrift shop or consignment store, stop in and take a look around.  No telling what treasure you may find!
Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


I am sending a big hug to all of you this Valentine's day.  I hope that you and your special someone are sharing a wonderful day.  AND if there is not a special someone in your life, be special to yourself today!   I really appreciate all the wonderful comments and support from all of you.  It means a lot to share our passion for paper crafting and card making.  From the wonder of the blog world I've met so many great ladies who I now call friends!

For today's cards I used a technique that I recently learned.  It uses lace, sticky adhesive paper and fine glitter.  The end effect is so beautiful.  I tried several pieces of lace with different patterns and the ones shown here are the ones I liked the best.  All three are about the same but in different colors and with different embellies.  This look would be perfect for so many different types of cards; love, thank you, thinking of you, sympathy, etc.

The bottom edge of the lace is where the card opens.  You can see the difference on the following card.

The word "Love" was cut with my Cricut and all the embellies are from my stash.  I love the effect the lace gives, so lovely.

Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!!!

Monday, February 13, 2012


WOW!  What a great response we had for our last Card Sketch Tuesday!  THANX so much for the great turn out!  Your creations were awesome!  We loved them all!  We hope you come back and play along often.
Now it's time for another wonderful sketch at Frosted Designs by Jenny Evans!  This is really a great one with sooooo many wonderful possibilities!  I know I will use it again and again.  Thanx Jenny!  Take a look:

The background paper I used is a piece that I've had for a while and didn't use.  It jumped out at me when trying to decide what to use for this sketch.  It just says FUN to me, and I wanted to do something light hearted.  So here it is, simple but fun.  Cuz lets face it, girl time is fun time!

Now hop on over to Frosted Designs and see all the great inspiration that our DT has for you.  Then join in the fun and post your take on our sketch.  We would love to see your lovely creations!  Happy Tuesday!

Sunday, February 12, 2012


I love blog land!  I know I've said it often, but it's SO true!  We see so many awesome talented people who inspire us, make great friends, connect with so many amazing new ideas, etc., etc!  This card was a product of all of the above.  A super blog friend, the VERY talented Christine, did a great post on a technique she got hooked on that she saw on another ladies blog, Kitty.  Kitty does FAB and AMAZING things with paper!  Just check out her flowers!!!  I visited her blog and I was hooked too!  I just ordered the Martha Stewart punch to make the incredible hydrangeas she shows in her tutorial.  While visiting Kitty's lovely creations, this one really grabbed my attention.  I wanted to make this card!!!  So, here is my spin of her fab design.  It is not nearly as lovely as hers, but I love it all the same.  MAHALO to all of you out there who keep us inspired!!!!!

I used some different things as I didn't have the exact ones Kitty used.  I also added some pearls and a little butterfly.  I like her printed paper much better, but again, I used what I had.  THANX so much Kitty for sharing your AWESOME creations and your fantastic tutorials!  Your work is FANTASTIC!!!

Friday, February 10, 2012


ALOHA!!!!  SO HAPPY you have joined us for this FAB blog hop!!!  LOVE IS IN THE AIR!!!  WOWZA!  So many fantastic creations!  If these gals don't get your mojo workin', I don't know what will!!!

If you just came from visiting the talented Ann, then you are on the right trail!  If not, you can get started at the beginning by clicking HERE.  It will take you to the home page of Frosted Designs where all the fun begins!

OK, lets get to it! I created this easel Valentine's card.  It's done with an adorable Magnolia stamp I just purchased called "Tilda Sending Love Letter".  I was so excited to use it, and of course you know how we love to frilly up Tilda!!!  The fancier the better!  I colored her with my Copics and used a lot of embellies, cheesecloth, lace and other various goodies from my stash.  The patterned paper is from a set called "Granny's Kitchen" by cei.  The border and around the corner hearts were done with a punch by Martha Stewart, and the plain papers are by Recollections. I computer generated the Hugs & Kisses ticket and made the pin with the beads and bow.  The sentiment frame was cut with my Cuttlebug and the sentiment stamped and heat embossed.  I think that's all the details.  If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!


If you are looking for the "secret" words for the phrase to win the hop prize, my words are "With Love This".  Remember, to win you must join in the challenge and collect all the words that make the phrase.  Submit the phrase to

Now it's ONWARD for more beautiful inspiration!  Your next hop is over to see the lovely creation that LYDIA has for you.  I'm so glad you came by and we all thank you for your wonderful support of Frosted Designs.  I am so happy to be a DT with all these SUPER gals!  Aloha!

I want to add a big MAHALO to all of you for your very kind comments!  It is so nice to have you visit and glad to know you are enjoying the hop!  HUGS!


Happy Friday!  TGIF!!  At Chocolate, Coffee & Card Challenges we are at it again!  And this time we have a super challenge!  We have a great color scheme for you of brown, orange and teal ~ isn't it a great combo!?!

Our wonderful sponsor this week is the awesome Bugaboo!  I used their adorable digi called Bugaboo Cowboy - Fence 2.  He is way too cute!  I tried something new on this card that I have never done before, I used stitching!  It was a lot of fun and I was pleased with the result.  The image is colored with Copics, I stamped the sentiment, then added the embellies that are buttons.

Be sure to check out the great inspiration of our wonderful DT. 
Now it's your turn to join us and show us what you can do with this great color scheme! 

Thursday, February 9, 2012


Today is my daughter's birthday!  I can't believe how time flies.  Seems like only a very short time ago she was just a little girl.  But now she is a lovely grown up young woman.  She is a cat lover like me ;-) and has been wanting me to do a card for her with a cat.  Well, I finally did.  This is the adorable Fluffles the cat and the image is called "Full Fluffles" by Stampendous.  I love this image, it always makes me smile!  I colored it with my Copics and mounted it on a background cut with my Cuttlebug and raised it with pop dots.  Then I added the bow, charm and pearls.

I'm happy to say she loved it!  I LOVE YOU MIN!!!

Monday, February 6, 2012


Are you spreading the love for Valentine's Day?  I finally got mine finished and in the mail (a bit late I fear. . . ).  I sure had a lot of fun doing them.  This is one that I did using an SVG file from  It was a great freebie!  Those of you who use SVG files can sign up for their news letter and receive a free cut file every Friday.  They have a fantastic selection.  This one sure is a little cutiie!

I covered his wings with fine clear glitter, used red wire for his antennas and pasted little hearts on the ends.  I also put glitter on the red hearts he is holding.  I put a bit of cheesecloth behind him before I put him on the card.  The ticket was computer generated and the sentiment stamped on.  Then I added the bee and hive that are tiny buttons.

Entered in the following challenges:
Sweet Stampin' ~ The One I Love
Come and Get It Challenges ~ Love Is In The Air
Papertake Weekly ~ Anything Goes 
The Pink Elephant ~ Pink
Little Red Wagon ~ Valentine's Day or Love
The Cuttlebug Spot ~ Hearts and a Stamp

Thursday, February 2, 2012


Happy Thursday all.  We've just about gone through another week.  How time flies!  I'm starting off the day with this adorable image of Stella by Bugaboo Stamps.  She is one of my absolute favs!  She has a joke for everything.  My favorite Uncle is in the hospital and he needs a laugh.  I know he will enjoy this.  The image is colored with my Copics, double mounted and raised with pop dots.  I added a bit of ribbon to set it all off and also some cute tiny buttons.  Simple and uncluttered, back to my usual style, lol!  Enjoy your day!