Thursday, September 30, 2010

An Engagement Card

Friends of ours got engaged this month! So of course, I had to send a card! I used this Just Believe set with my favorite color Cherry Cobbler! I added a few halfback pearls and some spritzes of color and wa-la!

Cherry Cobbler is such a distinctive color! I just love how formal it looks!

Enjoy the rain!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Well look who showed up!!! And, I even brought a long a new card to show off! I apologize for my absence! The only excuse that I have is laziness. I have so much to show off, I just don't get the photos uploaded like I should!
This beauty was for my brother and sister in laws anniversary! The stamps are from Just Believe and Teeny Tiny Wishes.
I used my sponges to sponge some ink over this beautiful paper Presto Patterned Designer paper. It makes it appear as the emboss resist technique. Simply sponge on the ink and wipe it with a tissue. It is lovely!!!

Thursday, September 16, 2010


The theme for last months swap is Something That I Love From the New Catalog or Holiday Mini Catalog is......And, I just love this new Christmas DSP.

So, I used the Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke and Cherry Cobbler to create my card. The card is fairly simple and straight forward, but at the same time it is elegant! The Holly Stamp and the sentiment are from Christmas Classics.

I used the Square Lattice Die to emboss the Always Artichoke background piece. And, I added some of the Hemp Twine for a little extra!
I hope the ladies that receive the card enjoy it as much as I do!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Just Believe

You just never know when you are going to find a set that is so fun to use, you can't stop thinking of ideas for it! I just got this set last week after seeing so many AWESOME samples of it. The set is called Just Believe and is brand new to our catalog! This is the only card that I have gotten the time to make with it, but hopefully in the near future I will make a few more.

I used the masking technique to mask over the flowers to add the sentiment. I used my wonderful SU! markers to color it! The DSP is from the Hostess Level 1 set. I am also loving this ribbon and wishing that it was available in more colors!

Then I finished her off with some half back pearls! Do I have to tell you that I am pleased with the outcome?
Enjoy your day!
PS....I am so excited to say that MY card one the SUDEMOONLY Swap for the month of July with the Red, White and Blue theme. My card used Marina Mist, Cherry Cobbler and the Countryside stamp set. I posted the card earlier on my blog! I have so much fun with this group!!!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Happy Labor Day!

Wow! Can you believe that it is Labor Day and school starts tomorrow? I am enjoying an extremely pleasant morning. The boys are at football and my husband is at work. I have made ice cream, cookies and cleaned up the kitchen. In a short while the boys will return and the last full day of bickering will begin!
This card was so fun to make. I just love the XL Bird Punch! I used Marina Mist and Early Espresso. After some tearing, sponging, embossing and distressing I can finally say this one is finished.
I finished him off with a pearl for an eye! Have I mentioned that I just love these little half back pearls? What a simple way to dress up any card (or bird!).
Enjoy your day off! Take time to relax!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Lots of Concord Layers

This card is full of layers. I used the Concord Crush DSP from the Hostess Level 1 paper pack with the Hostess level 2 set Apple Blossoms. Although there are a bunch of layers, this card was fairly simple to create.
I also added 3 tiny rhinestones! I love these little things. They are so worth the little bit of fuss that it takes to peel them off of the paper. They are becoming as critical to me as dimensionals!
Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Cat Tails

Here is a card that I am really pleased with. Again, using pieces from last Saturdays workshop card. This time I added Early Espresso, which I think should be added to every card.
I distressed the yellow background with some Early Espresso Ink and a sponge. I never get tired of these cat tails! I think they are so neat!
Have a great day!
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