Thursday, December 30, 2010

Christmas Thank You Card

I used one of the WMS frame stamps but inked the reverse side around the edges for a 'grunge' or distressed-looking frame, added the holly and berries.

For the pine branches, I masked the frame area and then stamped off randomly; some branches are stamped off and some aren't.

I used my Crop-a-Dile to punch the two circles on either side of the berries, and wrapped PTI baker's twine around and through the holes, tied in a knot.

Also, I applied glue to the outer edge of the frame, holly leaf tips and berries, then "frosted" with SU Dazzling Diamonds glitter.
(click on photo and (+) for a closeup of the glitter) .

Thanks for visiting!!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Let It Snow!

All stamps are Waltzingmouse!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Festive Foilage

I am so sorry for missing my day the last two weeks, the holiday season has me out of town and running here, there, and everywhere! Hopefully I am home for awhile now. I have a couple of festive foliage cards here. Simple, one layer and easy to mail! Enjoy and happy holidays!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Mitten Day!

I used a Waltzingmouse background stamp to make this Nestie mitten and scraps of paper. Cuttlebug Candy Cane folder.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Sleigh Bells

Stamps are Waltzingmouse. Embossing folder and ribbon are SU.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Tree card

WMS Tree

Happy 1st of December!

I created this card using stamps from Nutcracker Sweet: the tree and the bow image. I stamped and then colored with my Copic markers. I'm still debating on adding a sentiment to the front, or just making something on the inside.

Thanks for looking!

Stamps: Nutcracker Sweet
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Memento), Pure Poppy (PTI), Walnut Stain (Ranger)
Paper: Rustic Cream and Pure Poppy (PTI)
Other: gems (Kaisercraft), sponge

Monday, November 29, 2010

A Merry Christmas

WM Sets: Compliments of the Season, Very Vintage Labels 10.

Accessories: Nesties, DCVW Holiday Collection papers.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Gingerbread Tags

Hi there! I have some cute tags today, that feature the adorable gingerbread boy from the Half baked set. Half baked was one of Claire's first sets. It is adorable. If you always wanted a build a gingerbread man set, then look no further. The holly berries and sentiment are from Hero Arts- not sure which set, I have had them quite a while. The tag die is from PTI and the twine is Martha Stewart. Hope you have a great Sunday!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Winter Mittens

WM Sets: Compliments of the Season, Faux Fun, Holiday Labels 14, Sewing Box Christmas.

Accessories: Cuttlebug Folder, Martha Stewart Snowflake punch, Emagination Mitten Punch, Baker's Twine.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Christmas Tags

Today I have some cute little tags I made with my brand new WMS goodies yesterday. The adorable wreath and berries is from the set, Around Christmas Time. The sentiment comes from the same set. I stamped it on rustic cream cardstock, punched it with my 1.75 punch and mounted it on a scalloped piece of scarlet jewel. The entire thing is put on a kraft tag that I made with the PTI tag sale 2 die. A little bit of scarlet jewel ribbon finishes it off.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Winter Fun

WM Sets: Compliments of the Season, Holiday Labels 14.

Accessories: Mind's Eye Paper, Cuttlebug Folder, silver pigment ink and embossing powder, Nesties, and the Papertrey On Ice image was just too perfect to leave off this card.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Waltzingmouse Christmas

I have some WMS Christmas yumminess for you! I think you will recognize that gorgeous label right off, it was released last month. I had to use a PTI sentiment as none of my WMS ones were big enough (guess I will need to go buy me some sentiments, eh?). I used Off beat backgrounds for the white polkadots. I layed down some score tape and covered it in martha stewart glitter. Next up some pure poppy twill and a lovely, sparkly spring rain button.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Let It Snow(man)

WM Sets used: Compliments of the Season, Holiday Labels #14, and Sewing Box Christmas

Accessories: Nesties, Cuttlebug Folder, Martha Stewart Border punch, Baker's Twine, Papertrey Tree Die with scrap paper.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Fancy a Cuppa?

Hi there friends! I have a new card for you today featuring the WMS set, Frame It.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Waltzingmouse meets Pyrus

I love Basic Grey's new Pyrus paper ... the colors, the patterns . . .

So I was really happy when, looking through my WMS stamps, I came across a couple in the Rescue Remedies set that instantly made me think of this paper!  A perfect combination!

Claire often includes so many wonderful little flourishes and designs 
in her stamp sets that there are treasures at every turn. 

This round flower stamp and leafy flourish are incredibly cool.

I used PTI cardstock and BG Pyrus as well as a little piece of
Basic Grey's Indian Summer patterned paper.

The floral image was stamped with Versamagic Potter's Clay, 
and the the leafy stamp in Spanish Olive and Fresh Snow, 
which was also used to edge the entire card, direct-to-paper.

I added little bronze beads because. . . well, there were
perfect spots to add little bronze beads!!  :^) 

The felt embellishment and ribbon are from SU. 

Thanks for visiting - have a fabulous weekend!!
And don't forget to stop by Claire's blog for sneaky peeks, 
and an amazing release on Sunday!!! 

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


It's November!!

favor box nutcracker

I stamped this box with an image from Musical Backgrounds and the focal image is a Nutcracker and sentiment from Nutcracker Sweet. It was colored with Copics.

Thanks for looking!

Stamps: Musical Backgrounds, Nutcracker Sweet
Ink: Pure Poppy (PTI), Rich Cocoa (Memento)
Paper: Stamper's Select White and Pure Poppy
Other: Blueberry Sky satin ribbon, Limitless Layers Circle Dies, Favor It 2 Die (PTI)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

A Waltzingmouse Christmas

All stamps by Waltzingmouse.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

I hope Michele doesn't mind me peeking in on her day!!   I feel a little guilty about missing my post this past week. . . I didn't get the usual stack of Halloween cards made this year but still managed a couple of items.

I completely {heart} Walzingmouse's "Midnight Feast" stamp set!!   I used it for my daughter's class's Halloween treats, and also for her teacher's card:

First, the treat boxes which I made using Stampin' Up's milk carton die:

It's a pretty small box but I managed to squeeze in a mini bag of M&Ms, Smarties, and a McDonald's gift certificate. 

I used Claire's stars and bats, and her spookalicious sentiment 
to decorate the boxes, punched a hole with Crop-a-Dile in the top
and tied it off with a black twine bow.

I also turned to "Midnight Feast" for her teacher's card:

This amazing paper is "Blackbird" from Memory Box
and "Midnight Feast" did the rest :^) . 

Here's the inside with the McDonald's gift card in place:

This set has so many amazing stamps, especially this Gothic arch!

And when you take out the gift card:

You find the witch zooming past the crescent moon :^) . 

I love making Halloween cards and missed it this year, 
but I know I'll have a bunch for next year using
"Midnight Feast."   It's fabby!!! 

Hope your Halloween was super spooky!!!

A Tag

Good Morning and Happy Halloween! I've got a little tag today. I made it using Claire's free download a while back. I usually don't do digi but she was so cute I couldn't resist. I colored her up with copics and then added tons of wild honey distress ink. I rounded the corners and matted her on some older making memories paper. Big ole bow on the top finishes things off. Thanks for stopping in!

Monday, October 25, 2010

True Strength

Posting a little early due to other obligations. All stamps are WMS and the background is Cuttlebug.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Merry Christmas

merry christmas

This card is made with the polka dots from Off-Beat Backgrounds and the Poinsettia image from Bountiful Baskets Additions. I colored and cut out the flowers, and then popped them up with foam tape. The A2 card is adhered onto a piece of 5x7 Scarlet Jewel (PTI) cardstock.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


All stamps are from Sewing Box Christmas. The border punch is Martha Stewart and paper is Basic Grey.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #19

Hi there! There is a new sketch up at Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge. Just click for details. I decided to use my Tiny Trees set. I heart this set so much!
I used a Kraft base (PTI) and some lovely Cosmo Cricket paper. I think its from the nutmeg collection. I strung some buttons on some rustic twine and stamped the sentiment underneath, then I added a rustic twine bow.
I was feeling extra crafty so I finished off the inside. I am really proud of this one! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Autumn Tiny Trees

Sorry I missed Thursday again!  But I had great fun sitting down with Claire's Tiny Trees set tonight.  I was in the mood for using some patterned paper.  This time I chose Stampin' Up's luxurious textured autumn patterns.

"Paper piecing" with the tree shapes, 1-3/4" punched circles,
some sponging, some direct-to-paper ink application,
and lots of SU foam dimensionals. 
You can click on the photos and
(+) zoom in for closeups!

I used the little leaf stamps by stamping off the ink one time
so they were nice and light on the sentiment panel.

Cardstock is Papertrey Ink, and the ink used is
Memento rich cocoa and 
various fall shades of Versamagic and Memento.

Hope you're having a Happy Fall!

Thanks for coming by :^) .

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


It's Wednesday again! Sorry to miss posting last is busy!

Today my card features Musical Backgrounds and Nutcracker Sweet, with a bit of gold shine!

nutcracker noel close

The ribbon is some dyed seam binding from Etsy. I used Pure Poppy, Vintage Cream and Kraft Cardstock. The focal image is made with a Label 4 Nestabilitie, and the flourish that is gold embossed comes from Very Vintage Label 4.

mutcracker noel

Hope you're having a great week!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Fall Tree

Had fun trying to come up with a fall card with my Waltzingmouse stamps. I used Sewing Box Christmas to make this one. The background is a Cuttlebug folder on Coredination paper and then sanded. The fence is a Martha Stewart punch.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Driving By!

Hi there! I have a cute little Half Pint Hero card for you today! I used the little car and one of the wee faces. Adorable! I also used the cool zig zag background from Off Beat Back grounds. A little blue strip and some buttons for interest finish off the card. Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Running Behind

Hope to get a card up tomorrow or the next day. Have lost all track of time and totally forgot it was my day to post!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Teeny Trees......

Today I have created a very simple Christmas card using 'Teeny Trees' 
I followed the sketch over at Watlzingmouse Sketch Challenge Blog.

Thanks for looking & I hope you like :)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Sorry I'm Late!

Hi there! Forgot to post before I headed out of town for my SIL's wedding. (You can see a few pics on my blog if you are interested). Anyhow I have a cute little card featuring Teeny Trees. I stamped the little trees in brown. I added orange leaves. I used some crinkly green ribbon for grass. I inked up the edges in green. I added a sentiment in brown and glued the whole thing to green card ( I think its Bazzill). Thanks fro stopping in!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Musical birthday

Happy Wednesday!

Here's a simple card I made with the new Musical Backgrounds set. Looks pretty fun embossed with black on Raspberry Fizz cardstock!

pink black music

I stamped the sentiment from Say it With Style, as well as the flourish.

pink black music inside

Thanks for coming by!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Shabby Vintage Thank You

Stamps: Waltzing Mouse
Paper: Memory Box
Leaf Die: Sizzix
Border Punches: Martha S and EK Success
Ribbon: Papertrey

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Birthday Wishes

This is the best set EVER! Have you seen Teeny Trees? You need this set. You do. Trust me on this one. I have made like 10 cards in the last two days because I am so inspired by this set. LOVE it! Claire is a genius! So on this card I used the biggest tree to make the hills. I then sponged a bit more ink onto them. Next I took the tiny trunk and stamped it in dark chocolate. I took some spring rain ink and sponged it on for sky. Then I came back and added the leaves. Claire has included every kind of leaf cluster you could possibly want. Its awesome. And the font on the sentiments? Oh mercy me, its GORGEOUS!!! I am in love. I hand drew those tiny birds- it was a little empty up there. Hope you enjoy!
Card Deets:
Paper: rustic cream, spring rain (pti)
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Teeny Trees
Ribbon: Spring rain satin
Inks: PTI, Colorbox

Saturday, September 25, 2010

"Fabby" Nutcracker!

You may be getting used to it but I still can't believe I'm here on a Saturday again!!   You may not remember this, but my usual post day is supposed to be Thursday, LOL!

Well, let's just get on with the card because it uses one of Claire's Nutracracker Sweet fellas and I just love those nutcrackers!!

I usually don't even get to Halloween or Thanksgiving cards quite yet, but these nutcrackers are irresistable!   He's colored with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol, and Spica gold glitter pen.

For the background patterned paper, I stamped using my CHF Scrapblock of vintage text.

Clara of "The Nutcracker" would have loved these!  It's a story my daughter and I have read over and over every year and have a favorite version with beautiful watercolors.  Hmmm... When I look at the nutcracker stamps, these bold colors come to mind but maybe I'll have to give watercolor a try, too.  Goodness knows I'll be using these stamps over and over again, too.

Thanks for coming by!!  

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse Stamps Nutcracker Sweet
Ink:  Memento, Papertrey ink (PTI) (vintage cream and scarlet jewel)
Cardstock:  PTI 
Paper:  Basic Grey (wassail)
Other:  Ribbon from Stampin Up and PTI, button and twine PTI, SU dimensionals

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Sorry for the horrendous coloring--time is at a premium lately! I used the new Muscial Background and Nutcracker Sweet sets.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Warm Wishes

All stamps are from Sewing Box Christmas. The border punch is Martha Stewart. I used Angel Wings Shimmerz on the big snowflake.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Nutcracker Sweet.....

Above is a card I made with two NEW WM Stamp-sets. I adore these wee Nutcracker guys. As soon as I laid eyes on this set these colours popped into my head. The Background is stamped with Musical Backgrounds. You can find both sets here :)

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Christmas Basket

Wow! I almost missed my day. If you cruise my blog, you saw this yesterday. I was saving it for today but then my brain misfired- and well you know the rest! Anyway today's card uses basket editions and spring baskets. I have some pure poppy card and basic grey patterned paper. I added some stickles and glitter because I like things that sparkle!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Magnet Board

I have a 3D project to share today -- not something I do a lot of, but this weekend my daughter and I are going to a mother-daughter stamping event and the daughters are having a "secret sister" exchange.  What we know about the girl whose name was given to us is that she is 11 years old, likes sewing, and likes purple.  Sewing just made bells go off for one of the stitched sets at Waltzingmouse Stamps, Sewing Box Hugs.

The base of the project is a 5 x 7 piece of metal flashing material.  I used the Corner Chomper for the rounded corners.  The paper is all Papertrey Ink patterned paper.  

For the magnets, I stamped images from Sewing Box Hugs several times on various patterned papers.  Then I assembled the pieces and embossed multiple times with UTEE (ultra thick embossing enamel).  The embossed paper images are then backed with cardstock for more sturdiness -- and it's a good thing because the magnets attached to the backs with E6000 are really strong!

It was a little tricky to do the embossing with the layers of paper piecing, especially the bird with three pieces of paper.  My original idea had been to simply stamp the images on Bristol vellum and color with Copics, then treat with coats of UTEE.  I may re-do the magnets that way and I'll show you the results the next time.  

Here's a close-up of one of the magnets:

Here's an example that I posted here months ago of how the UTEE looks on Copic-colored images:

I'll post the new magnets a bit later.  I still like the paper piecing so maybe we'll just give her both!  She can always use them in her locker or on the fridge. . .  Oh my, now I just want to make school locker magnets!  :^)

ETA:   I did do a couple of more magnets with the same stamps colored with Copics. . . but of course forgot to take a picture!!  Since my daughter would like some herself, I'll make some more and show you them another day!

Better get busy!!   See you later and thanks for coming by!