Monday, January 31, 2011

Mojo Monday Sketch-Friend

Good morning, I am sharing a quick post of today's Mojo Monday Sketch, Mojo176, you have the option of circle or square; I went with my favorite little circle card.  These are such a sweet size, perfect for tucking in a place for someone special to find....I luv to do that!  I used a doily for the background and then added lots of different bling....yes, I am such a girly  The sentiment is from the Verve set Great Friend.  I added crinkled pink ribbon off to the side to complete my circle card.  I am winding down my time at CHA, and if all goes as planned I will be sharing pictures later this week, so be sure to check back!  Enjoy.
Stamps:  Great Friend(Verve)
Paper:  Pink Pirouette, White(SU), and  Road Show Designer Paper(FancyPantsDesigns)
Ink:  Sage Shadow(SU)
Accessories:  Circle Nesties, Scalloped Circle Nesties, Bling, Crinkled Ribbon, Doily, and 3D Foam Squares

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Stampers Dream-Heartfelt Thanks

Happy hump day, it is snowing so beautiful here....we have gotten about 6 inches of snow in three hours.....woohoo!  For those of you who are ready for spring I have a gorgeous flower image to share it is from the JustRite set Mother Nature's Gifts.  I paper pieced the flower using an older SU designer paper, I added a brad.  Timeless Tuesday,FTTC102 challenge is to add hardware to your creation.  I also used the cling set Fancy Tags from JustRite for the sentiment and frame.  I cut out the sentiment using the Nested Sentiment Custom Die For JustRite, these dies are great! I used bakers twine layered over the yummy white May Arts Crocheted Ribbon to complete my card.  I used the Clean & Simple Sketch, FTL124.  I hope you have great plans for the weekend, I sure do!  I will be at CHA this weekend meeting all the fabulous people I have come to know through my computer, I can't wait!  I will be sharing photos when I return.......enjoy!
Stamps:  Fancy Tags and Mother Nature's Gifts(JustRite)
Paper:  Really Red, White(SU) and Unknown Designer Paper
Ink:  Tuxedo Black(Memento) and Real Red(SU)
Accessories:  Nested Sentiment Custom Dies For JustRite, EK Success border Punch, Bakers Twine, May Arts Crocheted Ribbon, SU Leave Die, Distressing Tool, Brad, and 3D Foam Squares

Monday, January 24, 2011

Mojo Monday Sketch-Be Still

Good morning, it is a fine Monday, I am counting down the days until my trip this Friday to CHA...woohoo!  I may not be around as much this week in preparation for my trip, but I will have a couple of things to share so check back!  I have used the Psalm 46:10 Plain Jane from Verve for my card today.  I have been wanting to use the beautiful gray lace trim from Prima.  I used it with ribbon and bakers twine.  I stamped the verse cut it out with the Verve Vintage Oval Die, it fits perfectly!  I then layered it with the Nesties Labels Nine shape.  I added ribbon at the top with a gorgeous gemstone.  That is all for me today, I am a busy bee.....have a super week and if you are unsure about something....Be still and wait on the Lord.....enjoy!
Stamps:  Psalm 46:10 Plain Jane(Verve)
Paper:  Black, Very Vanilla(SU), Parisian Anthology Designer Paper(PinkPaislee), Making Memories Designer Paper
Ink:  Tuxedo Black(Memento) and Black Soot(Tim Holtz Distressing Ink)
Accessories:  Verve Vintage Oval Die, Nesties Labels Nine, Bakers Twine, Ribbon, Prima Lace, Gemstone, Distressing Tool, Scor Tape, and 3D Foam Squares     

Sunday, January 23, 2011

To Love And Be Loved

Hello friends, I have been working all weekend so there has not been much for me to share.  I did however want to use this Impressions Obsessions set called  A Loving has been calling my name....hehehe.  It has the sweetest sentiments and this adorable shaped heart...isn't it cute?  I paper pieced the heart, added glass glitter(luv this glitter) and a button tied with a bow from bakers twine.....sweeeet!  I used the MFT Jumbo Scallop Die to accent the top of my card, the Nesties Labels Four to showcase the sentiment and the designer paper is Modern Homemaker from October patterns!  This one is a lot of red, but a gal is gotta luv red.  I used the fabulous sketch from Card Patterns #99....use a little red today in your creation.....enjoy!
Stamps:  A Loving Heart(Impressions Obsessions)
Paper:  Real Red, Very Vanilla(SU), and Modern Homemakers Designer Paper(October Afternoon)
Ink:  Real Red(SU)
Accessories:  lace Trim, Crinkled Ribbon, Rose Flower, Nesties Labels Four, Glass Glitter, Bakers Twine, Button, Distressing Tool, MFT Jumbo Scallop Die, Scor Tape, and 3D Foam Squares

Friday, January 21, 2011

Stampers Dream-Just For You

Hello and happy Friday!  I am sharing with you today the JustRite Birthday Cardmaking Kit, this is fabulous sentiments and borders, you have to have this set!  I added glass glitter to the edge of the circle, yes I adore the look of the glass glitter.  I used a gorgeous photo from Melissa Frances Ephemera Kit as my main focal point.  I accented it with the sentiment circle, a brad, ribbon, and bakers twine.  I added stitching too.  I used the colors from The Play Date Cafe, PDCC64 and the sketch from My Favorite Things, MFTWSC3.  Make the most of your weekend, I am super busy for the next week and this weekend.  I am preparing to go to CHA in LA next Friday.....I am sooooo excited!  I am more excited about meeting everyone than seeing the  Enjoy!
Stamps:  Birthday Cardmaking Kit(JustRite)
Paper:  Kraft, Very Vanilla, Book Page, and Designer Paper(My Mind's Eye)
Ink:  Early Espresso(SU)
Accessories:  Ribbon, Bakers Twine, Circle Nesties, Pearls, Brad, Janome, Distressing Tool, Glass Glitter, Melissa Frances Ephemera Kit, and 3D Foam Squares  

Viva la Verve-Love You

Hi peeps, it is time for another Viva la Verve sketch, this one is brought to us by Sankari.  It is surely a sketch you will use over and over, I know I will.  I used the colors from the JUGS67 challenge; I was a tad intimidated at first, but they colors really came together nicely.  I needed another sympathy card so I went with the sets Forever In Our Hearts and and used the fabulous flourishes from the Blessings set.  I added lace trim, bakers twine, and a messy zig zag stitching(on purpose, hehehe).  The flower is a Prima and the papers are from K & Company, Webster's pages, and   I hope your day is great and your weekend even better!  Enjoy.
Stamps:  Blessings and Forever In Our Hearts(Verve)
Paper:  Old Olive, Very Vanilla(SU), K & Company, PinkPaislee, and Webster's Pages
Ink:  Early Espresso and Groovy Guava(SU)
Accessories:  Prima Flower, EK Success, Bakers Twine, Lace Trim, Button, Janome, Gemstones, Circle Nesties, Scalloped Nesties, Distressing Tool, and 3D Foam Squares

Thursday, January 20, 2011

January Diva Dare-Day 5

Hello peeps, I am sharing my take on this months Diva Dare of "Baby Love", you can see my entire project over at the Verve Blog.  Be sure to comment over at the Verve Blog and play along for your chance at winning!  I hope you like my altered "Baby Love" creations!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Red,The Color of Love

Good morning, it is time for another Mojo Monday Sketch, Mojo174, I had fun with this sketch!  It is a great day for a couple of reasons, Julee has added two new very talented mojo makers, Debbie Carriere of Scrappin’ My Heart Out and Stephanie Kraft of Hand Krafted by Stephanie ...woohoo!  Be sure to show them both some luv, they are super talented and you will luv their work!  The other great thing today is that I have the honor of  playing along with a blogging friends giveaway and challenge, Glenda is challenging you to use red.  Here is the details........

Glenda's Random Amusing Challenge #100 is to use red on your card or project.  Use as much or as little as you like.  Incorporate it by using paper, ink, ribbon, embellishments, whatever you like!  You must play along with the challenge to be eligible to win the blog candy.  If you play along, please leave a comment on Glenda's blog ( and link back to her post from your post.  If you upload to an online gallery, please use the keyword GRAC100.  You have until midnight Pacific Time on January 23rd to play along and you can play along as many times as you like.  The winner will be randomly chosen and announced on January 24th.  Below is a list of all the gals playing along!  Have a super Monday....enjoy!

Allison Fillo
Allison Miles
Beate Johns
Belinda Chang Langner
Carly Robertson
Cheiron Brandon
Chris Sather
Dawn Stein
Donna Hitz
Elena Shacochis
Geeta Suggs
Jenn Shurkus
Jennie Moczan
Jill Grace (& family)
Joan Jeffery
June Gibbons
Kamila Younkman
Krystie Lee Hersch
Meghan Fahey
Michelle Clark
Michelle Mathey
Michelle Woerner
Nance Lempinen-Leedy
Sherry Czarnecki
Silke Ledlow
Teresa Kline:ME htttp://
Paper:  Riding Hood Red, Designer Paper(SU), and Sheet Music              
Ink:  Riding Hood Red(SU)     
Accessories:  Verve Jotted Heart Die, Square Scalloped Nesties, Chipboard Glittered Star, Pom Pom Trim, Silver Cord, Button, Bakers Twine, Crocheted Flower, Gemstone, Embossing Folder, and 3D Foam Squares

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

I wanted to play along with another color challenge from Moxie Fab, this is for the Bright & Bold Color Challenge for Color Inspiration for Card Makers Week in the Moxie Fab World.  The sketch is for  The Bloggers Challenge, I found this on Mary Jo's Blog.  I used one of the Melissa Frances sweet glittered hearts, it is gorgeous!  I used crinkled ribbon with a Prima flower added to the center.  A little lace, stitching, distressing, bling, and the sentiment to complete my card.  Be sure to come back in the morning I will be sharing this weeks Mojo sketch and another special challenge that I have the opportunity of playing in.  See ya in the am....enjoy!
Stamps:  Love Notes(Verve)
Paper:  White, Peach Parfait(SU), and Quite Contrary Designer Paper(My Mind's Eye)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black(Memento)
Accessories:  Janome, Distressing Tool, Melissa Frances Glitter Heart, Bling, Lace Trim, Crinkled Ribbon, Prima Flower, Die, and 3D Foam Sqaures

My Heart Is Yours

I have created this for two challenges, The Monday Lunchtime Sketch, TSSC156,  I used an extra titled panel on top...sorry, i wanted to use the fabby bingo card *grin*.  This is also for the Pretty Pastels Color Challenge for Color Inspiration for Card Makers Week in the Moxie Fab World.  I used the xoxo bingo card and added the sentiment over top.  I distressed the sides, added stitching, lace trim, and bakers doesn't get anymore yummier than  Hope your day is great...enjoy! 
Stamps:  Swirling Hearts(Verve)
Paper:  Very Vanilla and Je t'adore Designer Paper(Making Memories)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black(Memento)
Accessories:  Janome, Distressing Tool, Lace Trim, Bakers Twine, Gemstone, Bingo Card, and 3D Foam Squares

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Hello Friend

I have created this card using today's IC267, I used 0322 from the third set of photos has my inspiration.  The colors are green, blue, and brown.  I also wanted to honor a new friend, one of the greatest perks to our paper crafting is meeting the best of friends!  The other week when my friends and I set out in pursuit of a Hobby Lobby, which is about 1 hour and 1/2 from us.  The area that the HL was in is full of fantastic shopping.  We discovered a scrap booking store, that is totally amazing!  The gal who works in there is a SCS gal, can you believe it?  It is Dawn aka stampinscotsgirl, we had chatted briefly on a forum but that has been a while ago.  I really liked her from the start, she has this amazing accent, and is super talented!  I wanted to honor her by casing one of her sweet cards and this is my end result.  That is all for now......enjoy!   
Stamps:  Happy Hello and Love Noted(Verve)
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Pear Pizazz Designer Paper(SU), and October Afternoon Designer Paper
Ink:  Blue Bayou and Early Espresso(SU)
Accessories:  Verve Jotted Heart Die, Crocheted Flower, Making Memories Pins, Janome, Border Punches, Zip Dry, and 3D Foam Squares 

Hello Friend

I am sharing a CAS card today, I used the Clean & Simple sketch from last week, FTL122 and The Color Throwdown Color, CTD124.  The main thing I want to share with you today is a way you can lift the spirits of a fellow stamper Katie Renz,   you can read all about her story on her blog.  The CTD is inviting you to send Katie a card as she is fighting cancer, you can read more about it over at The Color Throwdown Blog.  If you would like to send Katie a card, I have included her address for you. 
Katie Renz
PO Box 5913
Bellingham, WA 98227-5913
I used the Verve stamp Happy Hello, this is a great little set for sending a hi there or hello cards.   I use this set so often for a quick little note.  I embossed the bottom part, used a border die, added a butterfly and the tag sentiment.  Super quick and very sweet.  The dh and I are headed to our church motorcycle dinner tonight, if you can't ride you might as well  We will be learning of our trips for the year...woohoo!  I can't wait until riding weather, we did not get much riding in last year because of the dh's surgery....but all is good now...Praise the Lord!  Make the most of your weekend....enjoy! 
Paper:  Soft Sky, White, and Designer Papers(SU)
Ink:  Early Espresso(SU)
Accessories:  Sizzix Embossing Folder, MFT Border Die, Buton, Bakers Twine, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch,Gemstone, and 3D Foam Squares

Friday, January 14, 2011

VIva la Verve-Precious Memories

Happy Friday friends, I am sharing with you my card for this weeks Viva la Verve.  Tosh is hosting this weeks VLV, be sure to get all the deets here and play along.  What a great sketch to work with, I needed a sympathy card for a family that plays music, so I thought the piece of sheet music would be perfect.  I added wide May Arts chocolate trim, an ivory trim, bakers twine, and a wonderful star embellishment.  I sponged the main sentiment panel and layered it for more depth.  Stitching and curling the edge of the sheet music finishes my card.  Hope you have a great weekend planned, be sure to make time to create...enjoy! 
Stamps: Forever In Our Hearts(Verve)
Paper: Kraft, Very Vanilla(SU), Grandma's Attic Designer Paper(TPC Studio), Lost & Found Designer Paper(My Mind's Eye), and Sheet Music
Ink: Early Espresso(SU) and Pumice Stone Distress Ink(Tim Holtz)
Accessories: Wide Lace, Cream Lace, Bakers Twine, Star Embellishment, Distressing Tool, Janome, and 3D Foam Squares

Thursday, January 13, 2011


 Hello friends, I am sharing a thank you card using the new Verve stamp set, Love Notes and the coordinating die, classy label die.  I so luv this shape, if you have not picked your new Verve stamps up, you can still get the sale is a great time!  I used the SC315 sketch from yesterday and today's WT305, to use butterflies.  I went with one simple butterfly and also added a gemstone flourish.  I used the much adored Prima lace, it is soooo awesome, lushes, really!  I cannot seem to get enough of  I finished my card with crinkled ribbon and a sweet button.  Be sure to stop back by tomorrow as I will be sharing my Viva la Verve sketch card......sure hope you can play along with us....enjoy! 
Stamps:  Love Notes and Thankful Blossoms(Verve)
Paper:  Very Vanilla, In Color Designer Paper(SU), and Je t'adore Designer Paper(Making Memories)
Ink:  Early Espresso and Taken With Teal(SU)
Accessories:  Verve Classy Label Die, Martha Stewart Ribbon, Prima Lace, Gemstone Flourish, Janome, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Button, Bakers Twine, Distressing Tool, and 3D Foam Squares

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

JustRite Week at Stampers Dream-Day 3

Good morning, it is day three of a new JustRite Week at Stamper's Dream!  We're featuring the latest JustRite stamps, including Valentine's, beautiful new florals, and even clear stamps.  The new clear stamps even have Spellbinders coordinating nesties, you have got to check these out!  I used the cling mounted again today, I would luv to see them make more of the cling mounted!  This image is from the set Fancy Nested Frames, it is so gorgeous and detailed.  I added Prima lace trim with bakers twine, a Websters Pages button and a fabric flower embellishment.  Be sure to visit all the designers who have a fabulous JustRite creation to share!  I used the photo from Crazy 4 Challenges as my inspiration.  have a super day...enjoy!

Michelle , Teresa , Tosh , Lea, Christina
Stamps:  Fancy Nested Frames(JustRite)
Paper:  very Vanilla(SU) and
Ink:  Early Espresso and Pretty In Pink(SU)
Accessories:  Spellbinders Nested Custom Dies, Websters Pages Button, Bakers Twine, Prima Lace, Fabric Flower, Pearls, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Janome, and 3D Foam Squares

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

JustRite Week at Stampers Dream-Day 2

Good morning, it is day two of a new JustRite Week at Stamper's Dream!  We're featuring the latest JustRite stamps, including Valentine's, beautiful new florals, and even clear stamps.  The new clear stamps even have Spellbinders coordinating nesties, you have got to check these out!  I could not help myself and reached for the new clear stamps for my card today, this set is called You Inspire Me....I so luv these gorgeous main panel images.  I added a piece of sheet music behind the main image.  The papers are My Mind's Eye and TPC Studio, I added stitching and layered Prima trims with bakers twine.  I finished my card with a cardboard punched bird and a clear gemstone.  Be sure to visit's the other dream team designers and check out their creations.  I also used the new My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge, MFTWSC1.  Thanks so much for stopping by and for commenting, your sweet thoughts mean so much to me.....enjoy!

Tuesday - Michelle , Cindy , Kim , Tosh , Teresa:ME

Stamps:  You Inspire Me(JustRite)
Paper:  Very Vanilla(SU), Lost & Found Designer Paper(My Mind's Eye), and Grandma's Attic Designer Paper(TPC Studio)
Ink:  Going Gray and Sage Shadow(SU)
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Die, EK Success Border Punch, Custom Spellbinder Die For JustRite, Bakers Twine, Prima Lace Trim,  Janome, Gemstone Bling, Brad, and 3D Foam Squares

Monday, January 10, 2011

Mojo Monday Sketch-Happy Valentine's Day

Good morning mojo peeps, I am sharing with you today this weeks Mojo Monday Sketch, MOJO173; what a fun sketch.  I used the ticket die again for my main panel, from Lifestyles.  I used the paper from Pink Paislee, the Parisian Anthology collection for the background piece, very cool designer paper!  The main panel paper is Webster's Pages, I added lace trim down the center with bakers twine and precious Memory Thread.  My good friend Michelle uses the Memory Thread and I luv the look!  It is finished with a tiny silver button, it is very hard to see in the photo.  I punched out three tiny red hearts and stacked them down the side.  I hope you will join us this week and play with the mojo sketch and be sure to check out the other mojo makers creations.  Me inspiration came from the OCCC bird photo, isn't it gorgeous?  I wish you a very blessed day...enjoy!
Stamps:  Love Note's(Verve)
Paper:  Vanilla(SU), Lullaby Lane & Life's Portrait Designer Paper(Webster's Pages)
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler(SU) and Black Soot Distress Ink(Tim Holtz)  
Accessories:  Lifestyles Ticket Die, Lace Trim, Baker's Twine, Janome, Distressing Tool, SU Circle Punch, SU Heart Punch, Button, and 3D Foam Squares

Verve January After Release Party

We are having a little have release party at Verve, you can see all the divas favorite creations from the release over at the Verve Blog.   I asked my dh to give me his favorite and this is the one he chose, he really likes the sheet music and of course he liked the heart with the sentiment "you + me always"...isn't that cute?  Be sure to get your Verve stamps, if you have not already, they are on sale....woohoo!  Have a super day and be sure to come back for my Mojo Monday card in a little while....enjoy! 
Stamps: Love Notes (Verve)
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla, Unknown Designer Paper(SU) and Sheet Music
Ink: Early Espresso and Pink Pirouette(SU)
Accessories: Verve Jotted Heart Die, Scalloped Border Die, Chocolate Pom Pom Trim, White Crocheted Trim, Burlap String, Button, SU Leaves Die, Ribbon, Flowers, Pearls, Sponging, and 3D Foam Squares  

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Verve New Release-Sweet Emery


I am quickly sharing a circle card I made for the Verve release that happened last night.  If you have not seen the new release, check it out here.....they are on sale..woohoo.  Sweet Emery is a Plain Jane from the release, I used the colors from The Color Throwdown, CTD123; these colors are perfect for a baby card boy or girl, don't ya think?  Isn't he the sweetest?  I sponged a circle behind him, added lace trim, bakers twine and a button, and finished my circle card with pearls.  I have instructions on how I make my circle cards, the link at the top of my blog that reads Just 4 You it has several different goodies for you to try.  My circle card instructions are there.  I also used the sketch from JUGS65, which I missed the deadline again, so sorry JUGS has been a busy week.  You can play along with their current challenge here.  I will be creating for the next couple of days to share some more goodies with you the first of the week.....have a super weekend...enjoy! 
Stamps: Emery Plain Jane and To the Moon (Verve)
Paper: White and Designer Paper(SU)
Ink: Always Artichoke, Soft Sky(SU), and Tuxedo Black(Memento)
Accessories: Scalloped Circle Nesties, Circle Nesties, SU Circle Pinch, Lace Trim, Bakers Twine, Button, Pearls, Janome, Zip Dry Adhesive, 3D Foam Squares

Friday, January 7, 2011

Heartfelt Thanks

To comment on my Verve release cards you will have to scroll down several posts..sorry, this has been a busy week.
Good morning, I am sharing with you this morning a card made with a newer Justrite stamp set called In The Moonlight.  I stamped the darling frame in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then stamped the sentiment inside.  This shape is perfect for the Labels Fourteen Nesties....perfection!    I used the colors from the Color Q Challenge, CQC66.  I started with the polka dotted piece from the October Afternoon Schoolhouse paper pack, it matches perfectly!  I added a piece of Cosmo Cricket paper and sanded it slightly.  I used the My Favorite Things Open Scallop Die for the border, added sweet pom pom trim.  I then finished my card with crinkled ribbon, a pinkpaislee ticket with a gorgeous gemstone on top.  I used the sketch from Inspirational Sketches #96.  I hope you have a great Friday...enjoy!  
Stamps:  In The Moonlight(JustRite)
Paper:  Sea Salt(Bazzil), Cosmo Cricket, and Schoolhouse(October Afternoon)
Ink:  Soft Sky, Taken With Teal(SU), and Tuxedo Black(Memento)
Accessories:  Labels Fourteen Nesties, Pom Pom Trim, MFT Open Scallop Die, PinkPaislee Ticket, Crinkled Ribbon, Bling, Janome, Zip Dry, and 3D Foam Squares

Viva la Verve-My Heart Is Yours

I am sharing another creation using the new Verve stamps that will release tonight....yippie!  I know you will be soooooo pumped by the end of your day, you will be able to place your order and don't forget you will want it all...hehehehe!  I am using the sketch for this weeks Viva la Verve, it is brought you by Charmaine..I luv this sketch!  I used a piece of sheet music again, I am hooked on this too, my dh and I luv music.  Some of the first dates we went on back in the day where concerts, it brings back lots of fun memories!  I will be using sheet music for sure on his Valentine card...*happy sigh*.  I used glass glitter again too, another one of my obsessions....I adore the style it gives!  I used rich Prima lace, luv this paired it with bakers twine and a button.  I played along with The Shabby Tea Room,TSTR43; to use eleven elements.  Mine are stitching, distressing, patterned paper, card stock, nesties, lace trim, bakers twine, button, music sheet, glass glitter, and Verve Jotted Heart Die.  I will see you tonight at the Verve release party...enjoy!
Stamps: Love Notes and Swirling Hearts (Verve)
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla(SU), Once Upon A Springtime Designer Paper(Graphic 45), and Sheet Music
Ink: Early Espresso, Groovy Guava(SU), and Pumice Stone Distress Ink(Tim Holtz)
Accessories: Mega Curved Nesties, Janome, Prima Lace, Bakers Twine, Button, Glass Glitter, Crystal Effects, Distressing Tool, and 3D Foam Squares