Jan 31, 2009

Hello Friend

Oh how I wish I had some good lighting!! This nice blue card is all stamping. I used a few different sets for this one. One image from Kim Hughes' Natures Silhouettes (buy Cornish Heritage Farms). One image from Papertrey Ink's Green Thumb. One image from PTI's Around and About Sentiments and the sentiment image from PTI's Birds of a Feather.  A definite hodgepodge. 

Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: PTI Birds of a Feather, Around and About Sentiments, Green Thumb, Kim Hughes Natures Silhouettes
Ink: PTI Dark Chocolate, Fresh Snow, Aqua Mist
Paper: PTI Aqua Mist, Stampers Select White
Accessories: SU! Tab Punch, PTI Dark Chocolate Twill Ribbon

Jan 30, 2009

Birthday Boy

I originally picked up this stamp for Ronin from the 1$ bin at Michael's for his stocking this Christmas. He loves to sit and stamp with me so I picked up a few kid sized stamps. I thought he was so cute, I wanted to play too. I also used my scalloped die and Cuttlebug. I'm lovin' that thing!

Today is Cache's 2nd Birthday so I thought this card was in order! Happy Birthday Big Boy!

Stamps: Studio G Kids Stamps Boy and alphabet (boy), PTI Birthday Basics (birthday sent)
Ink: SU! Basic Black, Tangerine Tango
Paper: SU! Tangerine Tango,  Stash Blue, White and Gingham Green
Accessories: American Crafts Ribbon, Spellbinders Scalloped  and Regular Circle Die, Cuttlebug, SU! Kids Markers

Enjoy Your DAY!

Hello from Milwaukee! I am here freezing and making cards and basically loving every moment of it. This card is all paper. Not ONE stamp on it! Can you believe it? And, bear with me, I have been taking photos in the windowsill and they are less than desirable, but of course, it could be worse.
These papers are from the Hello Sunshine line by Cosmo Cricket. The 8x8 paper pack comes with prints, strips, sentiments and journaling cards.  Oh how do I love it? Let me count the ways! And they have some fabulous new lines coming out for 2009 I can't wait to get my hands on. 

I took the "enjoy" card and cut the edges to shape it like a tag, added some ribbon and Voila! 
Thanks for visiting and please, Enjoy your day! 
See you next time!

Paper: PTI Pure Poppy, Cosmo Cricket Hello Sunshine
Accessories: American Craft Ribbon, Embroidery Floss, Black eyelet, Pop-up Dots

Jan 29, 2009

New Digs!

I am SO very excited! I recently won a free blog design from Nancy who is not only a graphic designer, but a card designer as well! Check out her blog to see some of her work. She is also SO wonderful that she is taking payment as a donation to a number of hospitals and clinics that work with kids. So if you are in the market, please check out her blog. Thank you to Taylor VanBruggen over at Taylored Expressions.  who had this wonderful giveaway.  I cannot be more excited! Stay tuned to see the new digs...

I am in Milwaukee right now and it is FREEZING here. No fun being outside, but I have already read two books and plan on busting out some new stamps sets to share so see you soon!


Jan 27, 2009

Take-Off Tuesday #13

I love these colors together!! Very mellow, modern and yet classic too.
Here is my take:
I was really loving this card until I realized my Aqua Mist stamp pad has some pink in it and it bled through. But it was inspiring to do nonetheless so I love it. I tried stamping with silver ink on the ribbon and it just didn't take so I put glitter on it, which also didn't take so then I wrote over it with a Deco Silver Pen and it got a bit gummed up. I will remember that for next time. 

Have an inspiring week!

Stamps: PTI Garden of Life, Beautiful Blooms (sentiment)
Ink: PTI Aqua Mist, SU! Tangerine Tango, Basic Black
Paper: PTI Stampers Select White, SU! Baja Blue
Accessories: Rhinestones, Memory Makers Slide, American Craft Ribbon, Deco Silver Pen

Jan 26, 2009


Starting to make more Valentine's Day Cards! You can never have too many cards to tell people you love them.

This card however, was an interesting experiment. I tried staples instead of stitching on the ribbon. Partly because I wanted to add more X's into my heart card but also because I was too lazy to dig out the sewing machine. I guess this is what happens when you are lazy! It didn't turn out too bad, although this card is not my fav. I do like the color combo though. A little funky and fun.

Thanks for visiting. XOXO

Stamps: PTI Heart Felt Basics, Faux Ribbon, Sassafras Lass Trims n' Things
Ink: PTI Dark Chocolate, Raspberry Fizz, Spring Moss, Aqua Mist
Paper: PTI Aqua Mist, Raspberry Fizz, Dark Chocolate
Accessories: PTI Dark Chocolate Ribbon, Memory Makers Chipboard Alphabet, Stampendous Snow Glitter, Staples.

Jan 24, 2009

Simply Irresistable

Another quick card and not ONE stamp was used. Scandalous! I used a rub-on on acetate to make it see-through. This baby has so much glitter. It is everywhere! Even Patrick found some on his face a week after I actually made the card. 
Have a great day.


Paper: PTI Plum Pudding, Lavendar Moon
Accessories: Martha Stewart Glitter, Prima Flowers, Piggy Tales Rub-on, American Crafts Black Brad.

Jan 23, 2009

Get Well Wishes

A simple card today. Have I told you how much I love this new color Ocean Tides? If not, consider yourself told. It's Grrrreat! I also sponged the scalloped circle while it was still in the die to create the layer of color. It makes it look like another paper layer, but without the bulk.
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: PTI Polka Dot Basics, Floral Frenzy (sentiment), Sassafras Lass Oh My Deer.
Ink: PTI Ocean Tides, Aqua Mist, Berry Sorbet, SU! Basic Grey
Paper: PTI Ocean Tides, Vintage Cream
Accessories: PTI Ocean Tides, Twine, Stampendous Snow Glitter

Jan 22, 2009

You're In My Thoughts

Just a quick card today. I finally got to use some of these felt flowers I got from the ribbon outlet. Not many layers on this one, just as I like it.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a good day.

Stamps: PTI Beautiful Blooms, Floral Frenzy
Ink: SU! Pink Passion, PTI Raspberry Fizz, Palette Chartreuse 
Paper: PTI STampers Select White
Accessories: Rhinestones, Stampendous glitter, Felt Flowers

Jan 21, 2009

Birthday Somethings-Challenge

I did a challenge over at the Stamp Something blog, I used some of my Doodle Factory Stamps that I really love so much. happy birthday, putt putt putt.
I colored the images with my SU! Earth Element markers. Here is a close up of the dimension. I love these images. It makes me want to move back to the city!
There is still time to join in the challenge. It's easy. Sit down and make a birthday something and post it on their blog... Have fun!
see you next time

Stamps: Doodle Factory Urban, PTI Birthday Basics
Ink: SU! Basic Black, Earth Element Markers
Paper: PTI Black, Stampers Select White, Kraft
Accessories: Pop Up Dots

Jan 20, 2009

I {heart} 2 Stamp Sketch

Another sketch from Jen delMuro at I Heart 2 Stamp.
I liked this one but wanted to keep it really simple. No matting or crazy stuff. Of course that meant getting the twine. I {heart} this stamp set and this sketch. Thanks Jen!

Stamps: PTI Heart Prints, Heart Prints Sentiments
Ink: PTI Pure Poppy, Plum Pudding, SU! Basic Black
Paper: PTI Plum Pudding, SU! Pretty Ink Pink; K&Co Amy Butler DP
Accessories: Twine, Large Eyelet, small eyelet, SU! Scalloped Line Punch, pop-up dots

Take-Off Tuesday #12

I was inspired by these colors because they are so mellow, but I also really  love the pattern too. This is also from the Crate and Barrel catalog. I interpreted these colors as Old Olive, Close To Cocoa and So Saffron. I don't actually own So Saffron so I blended two VersaMagic Inks together. I don't have the names, but they were a yellow and a brown together. I used a dauber to apply them to the stamp.

Here is my take this week:
I haven't used these stamps in a while, so it was good to get them out. They are from Inque Boutique. I bought them at Purple Turtle Stamps online, but the link is no longer working.So sorry if you wanted to check them out.
Have an inspiring week!

Stamps: Inque Boutique French Quarter, PTI Out on a Limb Sentiments
Ink: SU! Close To Cocoa, Old Olive, Summer Sun Yellow
Paper: SU! Close to Cocoa, Old Olive, PTI Vintage Cream
Accessories: Gold Brads, American Crafts Ribbon

My Time Sketch 20

Since Patrick is gone I have had a lot of time to craft and did a few sketch challenges this week. This one is from Lauren at My Time, My Creations, My Stampendous.
Here is my take. I pulled out some old SU! sets that have not seen sun in awhile. I remember why I don't use them much... I can't line anything up! Sheesh!!
Nonetheless, I did enjoy myself and got to use some paper scraps up too which is always liberating. This was a fun sketch. Thanks Lauren!

Stamps: SU! Big Bold Birthday, Fun with Shapes
Ink: PTI Summer Sunrise, Dark Chocolate
Paper: PTI White, Dark Chocolate, Father Knows Best Patterned Paper

Jan 19, 2009


I had such a fun time making up this guy. Its a 5x5 card. Ronin keeps asking if he can have it. Unfortunately I am just like a 4 yr. old and have a hard time sharing. I guess I will have to make another.
Ahoy Matey's.... Have a great week.

Stamps: Cornish Heritage Farms Ahoy Matey by Kim Hughes. Stampers Anonymous Alphabet, PTI Father Knows Best (compass image)
Ink: SU! Basic Black
Paper: PTI Kraft, K&Co Urban DP, Oriental Trading textured 3x3 papers
Accessories: Black Brads, Distressing Tool, Rope

Jan 16, 2009

Amazing Grace

Todays Card. I love this new color from Papertrey Ink.  Ocean Tides. It's even more beautiful in real life and goes so well with silver. Ahhh. 
I embossed the background images with my favorite embossing powder. I even embossed the brad that wasn't quite silver enough. Just coat with versa mark, dip in powder and heat. Easy.
Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!

Stamps: PTI Guide Lines, Out on a Limb Sentiments, Polkadot Basics, Inkadinkado All about Borders. (sentiment background image)
Ink: Versa Mark, PTI Ocean Tides, Versa Mark, SU! Basic Grey, Encore! Silver
Paper: SEI Grey, PTI Ocean Tides, Linen Vellum, Stampers Select White
Accessories: Michael's Ribbon, Silver Brad, Embossing Gun, Filigree Embossing Powder, Silver Deco Pen, Pop -up Dots.

Jan 15, 2009

KWerner Color Inspiration #38

I actually got to participate this round, but have yet to link it since I am not as computer savvy as I thought. I hope to get it linked tomorrow. So here is my card using this weeks colors:
I made a flap card. Untie the ribbon to open up the card.
This is actually an idea I got from Cammie's blog, but I decided to do the flap all the way around to add some interest and detail to the back of my card. (which I have not shown) I totally did NOT mean to score the lines just like she did. It just came to me and I did it and then realized that she had it on her card. oops. so sorry about that. I did not mean to steal! I sanded across the front to help the score lines pop a bit.

Thanks for stopping by and sit down to make your own flap card right now! It's FUN!
see you next time.

Stamps: PTI Wise Old Owl, Polka Dot Basics
Ink: SU! Close to Cocoa, Pumpkin Pie, Ruby Red, Craft White, Earth Elements Markers
Paper: SU! Ruby Red, PTI Sweet Blush, Stampers Select White
Accessories: Pop Up dots, SEI Orange Ribbon, corner rounder, SU! Scalloped line punch, Score-Pal, pinking scissors, White eyelet, spellbinders circles, Cuttlebug

Jan 14, 2009

Hi Deer

Here's a little card I made for a challenge over at Kimberly Kesti's Blog called Think Fast. 

The special thing about this card is that some of the supplies came from her! I won some blog candy from her last week and thought I would use them to enter into the challenge. Hope you enjoy!

Stamps: Sassafras Lass Oh My Dear
Ink: SU! Close To Cocoa
Paper: Cosmo Cricket Jack's World DP, PTI LEmon Tart, Kraft, Stampers Select White
Accessories: Junkits Alphabet Buttons, PTI Ocean Tides Ribbon, Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Scallop and Circle Die, Twine.

I {Heart} 2 Stamp Blog Tart Challenge!

Jen del Muro over at I {Heart} 2 Stamp is having a MONDO Blog Tart giveaway, and for a great cause!  Head over there right now to join in the fun. It's easy to participate and the candy is amazing. Read all the OFFICIAL RULES HERE.  Then sit your tooshie down and make up a card, then to Officially ENTER click HERE.

Here is my card I am sending in:
This is my favorite floral set right now. Floral Frenzy put out by PTI of course and designed by Melissa Bickford. So if you want to send a card to someone who needs it AND be added in a contest to win some sweet candy, Go HERE NOW!!! 
Have a great day!

Stamps: PTI Floral Frenzy, Birthday Basics
Ink: PTI Berry Sorbet, SU! Basic Black, Tangerine Tango
Paper: PTI Sweet Blush, Stampers Select White, SU! Tangerine Tango
Accessories: Score Pal

Jan 13, 2009

Take-Off Tuesday #11

This week's Take-Off is from the Crate and Barrel magazine. I LOVE this color combo. It is fun, fresh and really pops. 

And it was as fun to play with as it was to look at! Here is my take: I used PTI Pure Poppy and Raspberry Fizz and SU! Tangerine Tango. Boo-Ya! It makes me want to eat fruit!
Ooooh I could eat it up. I also really love this set Ahoy Matey from Kim Hughes for Cornish Heritage Farms. In fact I love all of Kim Hughes stuff, but I know I have told you that before.
I embossed the heart five times to get it nice and thick and shiny. I love this card. Really. I have my eyes open for all color combos fresh and funky now. It has brought change into my life.

Check in again to see what next week brings. AND since I now have my camera back home where it belongs, I will be posting more regularly so check back often!
You each are a treasure!

Stamps: Ahoy Matey by Kim Hughes for CHF, PTI Heart Felt Basics, Sassafras Lass Trims n' things.
Ink: PTI Pure Poppy, Raspberry Fizz, SU! Close To Cocoa, Tangerine Tango
Paper: PTI Pure Poppy, Raspberry Fizz, Stampers Select White, SU! Tangerine Tango.
Accessories: Circle Punch, Stampendous Glitter, Clear Embossing Powder, Embossing Gun.

Jan 11, 2009

Welcome 2009!

Finally my camera is home from it's two week stint in Vegas (oh, and so is my husband!) and I can sit down and get some cards up on this old blog 'o mine.  Here is a card I made on New Year's Eve as we watched the ball drop. I guess you can see the inspiration! I got my very own Cuttlebug this Christmas (thanks Santa!) and have been playing quite a bit. It's the best thing my scrap stash has seen as I am finally getting through some of this paper. 

And finally I get to share my New Year's thoughts with you all. Here is to all acquaintances old and new. Here is to being a better person, a better nation, a better world. Here is to all the wonderful things 2009 holds for each of us. The trials and joys, the inspiration and growth. Happy New Year to you all!
Ink: Versa Mark, SU! Basic Black
Accessories: Filigree Silver Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, pop up dots, Deco Silver Ink pen, SU! Basic Black Pen, Black and silver ribbon.

Jan 9, 2009

Be Mine

A little 4 x 4 card for the coming holiday. Yes, I am aware it is still a month away, but with the Heart Prints stamp set, how could I possibly sit by and not post a ton of Valentine's Cards? I love this one. The little heart in the set helped finish off the ribbon with some home made tassels. Here's a little close up.
Another great thing about this set is that Papertrey Ink sells heart punches to coordinate. It makes making heart cards easy-peasy. Also, just so you know I picked up this color combo (the PTI, Plum Pudding and Raspberry fizz from Dawn's blog at My Favorite Things.  She has the best combos you could think of. Thanks Dawn!!

Stamps: PTI Heart Prints
Ink: SU! Basic Black, PTI Pure Poppy, Sweet Blush, Raspberry Fizz
Paper: PTI Raspberry Fizz, Plum Pudding, Lavender Moon
Accessories: PTI Lavender Moon Saddle Stitch Ribbon, White Embroidery Floss, SU! Scalloped Punch

Jan 6, 2009

Take-Off Tuesday #10

Here is this weeks Take-Off brought to you by the Garnet Hill magazine. I love the things in this mag, but have yet to buy anything due to the price tags. But this little number jumped out at me from the pages;

I love the bold colors and of course the pattern. I just received a new stamp set from my mother for Christmas. Heart Prints by Papertrey Ink. I thought the small heart would be a perfect way to translate this card. Unfortunately the things I love about this pic went straight into the card and therefor maybe this week should be called Rip-Off Tuesday. 
I love the colors together. Who woulda thunk it?! I like this little number. Easy and cute. Just as it should be.
Thanks for stopping in today. See you next time!
Stamps: PTI Heart Prints
Ink: SU! Basic Black, PTI Summer Sunrise, Berry Sorbet, Raspberry Fizz
Paper: PTI Stampers Select White, Raspberry Fizz.

Jan 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

I stayed up last night to welcome in the New Year and made a card to boot. Only problem is my camera is at work in Vegas with my husband and won't be back for another 8 days!!! SHEESH! What's a paper crafting blogger to do? I guess you will have to wait for pictures of things I am working on. But don't worry, I will be back next tuesday so check back!
happy new year to all of you!

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