Design Teams

Monday, April 30, 2012


This was a fun project!  I love trying something new.  I have a great book called "Paper Bouquet, Using Paper Punches to Create Beautiful Flowers" and had never attempted to try them.  Since I did the window card with the flowers I have been telling myself it's time to get with it and try more paper flowers!  One thing that has held me back is the fact that the flower punches are costly and to do different kinds you need quite a few punches.  Well, I came up with a solution.  It is a bit time consuming but the end result is great!  I used my paint program to design the shapes needed, then imported them into my SCAL program and let my Cricut do all the cutting!  SUPER!  I followed the instructions and pics in the book and made my first pansies!  Here is the result:

I added some color on the flowers with my Copic's, added a bit of cheesecloth for some background, the leaves and little fern pieces.  The fern pieces were the only punch pieces used, they are from a Martha Stewart punch.  Now that I have tried making them and enjoyed it so much, I am going to try some more.  They are not hard to do at all, they just take a little time!  So if you have the time and patience, give it a go, they are lovely and fun!

Entered in  Challenge:
 Crafts 4 Eternity

Saturday, April 28, 2012


Happy Saturday all, the weekend is here!  Hope you are crafting, at least just a bit!  I was this morning when I came across this neat sketch at Stampin' Sisterhood.  It's got that interesting triangle piece that really caught my eye, different!  So, I'm game, here is my take on the sketch:

I used some new papers I got while in PA last month.  They are from a 12 x12 pack called "Flower" and are by Scrapbook  The circle is a doily from Martha Stewart that I used some inks on, and also on the sentiment.  The flowers were made from paper punches

This card is entered in the following challenge:

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, and do some crafting, lol!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


FUN, FUN, FUN!  Don't you just love working with new crafting goodies!?!  An order I placed arrived today and I had a blast playing with the supplies.  Three new dies, by PoppyStamps, LOVE them!  I was so inspired by "Kitty" and her gorgeous designs that I HAD to have them to play with.  I was not at all disappointed!!!  The set includes the small Madison Window, shutters and flower box.  On the first card I didn't include the shutters, but that will come soon enough!  I also had purchased some plant flourishes that arrived a few days ago and I have been playing with them too.  Her is my first effort at the window and flourishes together.

I added some curtains with ribbon for the tie backs, an edge cut punch for the lace valance, lots of little flowers from  hole punches, and the sentiment stamped on a die cut label.  

I can't wait to do another one!  So much fun!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


Spring has sprung and summer is on the way, in fact it feels like it is already here!  So, I decided to make that my theme for this lovely sketch.  Come join us at Frosted Designs for Card Sketch Tuesday.   Take a look at this awesome sketch Ann designed for us this week:

This little cutie is called "Beach Baby" and is by Bugaboo Stamps, LOVE them!  She is colored with my Copic's and the sentiment was computer generated.  I added a couple dew drops and the pearl lace trim.  The circle behind the image was done on my Cuttlebug with a Nestabilities die.The edge border was done with a Martha Stewart punch.

And now it's time for you to join us at Frosted Designs for this fun challenge!

Sunday, April 22, 2012


I hope you all had a restful weekend.  Mine was pretty good, a little work and still time to play with my paper!

Well, it sure feels like summer is here, it was 105 degrees in Phoenix today!  WAY too hot for me.  This little gal is from the "Brat" series by Bugaboo Stamps.  She sure looks like she has the right idea!~  She is called "Isabella Beach".  I decided to do her is fun bright colors.  There is a piece of ruffled ribbon down the side, red and white twine, and three brads that spell out "fun".  The border edge was cut with a Martha Stewart edge punch.

Enjoy your week!

Isabella is entered in the following challenges:

Friday, April 20, 2012


OK ladies, hold on to your seats!  We are in for a great challenge  at Chocolate, Coffee & Card Challenges this week!  It's time for a game of BINGO!  Lots of choices to make your design shine!  Choose any three in a row; up, down, across or diagonal.

Our fun sponsor this week is Kenny K.  Take a look at the cute images they have available.  If you need an image with real attitude or a fun sexy mood, this is the place to find it!  I am using "Jeannie", too darn adorable, and have chosen "No Pattern Paper, Bling and Ribbon" for my bingo card. 

My card design is a "surprise pop up".  You pull the ribbon on the top of the tag and it reveals a message behind the "Jeannie", and also one on the tag!

It was a super fun card to make and what a great image from Kenny K!
Come play a game of bingo with us over at CC&CC.  See you there!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


I'm on a roll with Gus!  He cracks me up, and the people I send the cards to seem to enjoy him as much as I do.  This time the ole' boy is fishing and drinking beer, too cute!  I really love the sentiment, it seems to be oh so true with the boat fishermen I know!  But what a nice way to spend a day!

Gus is colored with my Copic's, and I added a fishing pole, fish and letter brads and a small piece of ribbon.  I also put a bit of Liquid Applique on the clods to make them look a bit puffy.

You know what they say,
"I'm just a beer drinker with a little fishing problem!"
Happy Fishing!

Sunday, April 15, 2012


Today was the first day in a loooooong time that I did a card that was not for one of my challenge blogs! I have a good friend who has a birthday coming up in a week and I needed to get to it!  This cheerful old Gus fit the task perfectly.  I just adore Bugaboo images!

The image is colored with my Copic's, the sentiment frame was a Nestabilities die, and the little buttons and lollipop brads from my stash.  The scalloped edges were cut with a Martha Stewart edge punch.

Hope you had a great weekend!

Gus is entered in the following challenges:
 Whoopsi Daisy Challenge
 Ooh La La Creations
 Paper Playtime

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


Well, it's good to be creating again.  It has been over a month since I have been able to do any card making!  For me that feels like an eternity!  My mojo is a bit rusty, but I managed to do this card for our Card Sketch Tuesday at Frosted Designs.  It's a lovely layout done by our talented Ann Bacon.  Take a look:

Here is my design.  I used a rose stamp on the plain background paper and another one with the sentiment, added some lovely rose print paper, the sentiment, paper roses and a bit of lace and pearl trim.

I hope you can come join us for the fun challenge!