Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Vintage Style


Paper: October Afternoon
Ribbon: SU
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Fancy Phrases and Very Vintage Labels No. 4
Background: Scor-Pal
Butterfly: Jenni Bowlin

Sunday, August 29, 2010

In Your Debt

Hi friends! Sorry I am a bit late with today's post. We had a whirlwind Saturday: boyscouts, birthday parties, soccer games! Anyway I made this yesterday but didn't snap the picture until this morning. I used a cream card based and embossed it with one of label 1 nestie dies. I stamped this coordinating label from Vintage Labels in vintage photo distress ink. The sentiment (from Rescue Remedies Additions) is stamped in the same. I stamped the flowers from the Spring Baskets set on another piece of cream. I colored it with distress inks and a paintbrush. I cut it out and popped it up. I sponged all the edges with vintage photo and wild honey distress inks. I also added some copper stickles but they arent showing up in the picture.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Stamping Fun x 2

I had so much fun with the Earth Angel stamp set the other evening, that I made two cards!

Card #1:

{click on any photos for a closeup}

I used the little star and garland from the set to decorate the sentiment panel, and colored it with glitter pens which I used in the very center star of the flower, too.

And Card #2:

I love these petals (wings) with the hearts in them.   I mounted the design on terracotta cardstock and added  glitter pen to the petals, and a little amber rhinestone to accent the "hello."  

Thanks for checking out our blog today!

Stamps:  Earth Angel, Fancy Phrases (hello)
Ink:  Memento (rich cocoa), Versafine (green)
Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (white, terracotta, dark chocolate)
Other:  Kaisercraft rhinestone, PTI ribbon, Spica glitter pens, Stampin' Up foam dimensionals.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Happy birthday

Happy birthday racecars

Working ahead on my boy birthday card stash!

I stamped the background using the checks from Off-Beat Background and the racecars are from Free Spirit.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Be Cozy

All stamps are from Sewing Box Christmas.

Monday, August 23, 2010


Sorry I missed my post again last week. My girls have been off school for the summer holidays for the past 7 weeks here in N.Ireland. We have been making the most of family time together. We were away last weekend with the in-laws, that's why I missed my post. Anyhow enough chit chat........

Here is my card I made using the sketch over at WMSC & the fab set Midnight Feast

Thanks for looking :)

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Clean and Simple

Good morning friends! I have a clean and simple card for you today. Sometimes all you need is just a little something... The stamps are from picnic patterns.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Fresh Baked Thursday


Would you like a little fresh-baked pie with your blog reading today?!  :^)  

Today's card is intended to accompany a gift of homemade baked goods:

After stamping the background pies, I wanted to mat the main image but the next level of Nestabilities that I have was too large ~ it would've covered too much of the background.   

When I began acquiring Nestabilities, I chose to purchase just the large sizes.  So instead of using the too large die, I took the same die I used for the main image and taped it to a piece of burgundy cardstock.  I then traced the outline of it with a pencil and cut it out with my paper snips.  Easy peasy, and just the right amount of colored mat!

I adhered the image to the burgundy mat, and then attached them to the card base with foam adhesive.  

The image was stamped and sponged, and sprayed with Glimmer Mist.  It's a little hard to see the shimmer, but it really coordinated well with the natural flecked background cardstock.

Hope you liked today's card . . . and if it tempted you. . .  well, just don't eat too much pie ;^) .

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse, of course!
Ink:  Memento (rich cocoa), Versacolor (toffee), Distress Ink (sponging)
Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (white, kraft, scarlet jewel), Stampin' Up (natural confetti)
Other:  Tattered Angels (glimmer mist), SU button, embroidery floss, ribbon (unknown origin), SU punch, SU foam dimensionals

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Felt Snowflakes

Continuing with my project to finish my Christmas cards. I love using Sewing Box Christmas so much and that is the set used to make this card. I stamped the flakes on white felt and cut out the centers. I used red liner tape and sprinkled it with glitter to do the underlining. Everything else was embossed in white.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Simply Thank You

Hi!  It's been awhile . . . I've been away from stamping so just getting my feet wet again.

Nothing like a little Waltzingmouse to brighten up a card maker's day :^) .  I paired the little basket of apples with a classic thank you and Cosmo Cricket paper. 

And what's more refreshing that crispy apples?!   It was kind of fun to do some coloring and paper cutting after all ~ I may just do it again sometime ;^) . 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Thank you

I was in need of a thank you note and had an idea to use this pretty Basic Grey paper from the Kioshi line and emboss something onto vellum. I grabbed Asian Gardens and used the border with white detail embossing powder.

Thank you BG

Thanks for stopping by!

"Thank You"
Stamps: Very Vintage Label 4, Asian Gardens
Ink: Simply Chartreuse (PTI) and Walnut Stain (Ranger), purple (Colorbox)
Paper: Kioshi (Basic Grey), Vintage Cream and Lavendar Moon (PTI), Vellum
Other: small scalloped border die (PTI), Simply Chartreuse satin ribbon (PTI), pearls, sponge, white detail embossing powder (Filigree)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Merry, Merry in August?

I try to have all my Christmas cards done by early September and realized today that I was still a dozen short. Also, this set, before today, has been new in the package and was crying out for ink. All stamps are from the Sewing Box Christmas set. Various bits of Basic Grey papers were used.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Monday again.....

Good morning! The weeks are flying in.....
I made the card above using the sketch from waltzing mouse sketch challenge which you can check out here. I used 'Free spirit Boy stamp set' & 'Picnic patterns'

Thanks for looking :)

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Pure Balm of Friendship

Hi there! I have a lovely simple card for you today. I am showcasing those divine labels that come in Rescue Remedies. This is such a unique set! So many things about it that I just love- from the font to the little design additions. Its perfect. I used dew drops spanish olive chalk ink. PTI kraft and spring moss card. A big beautiful bow made from ribbon I picked up at a discount store ties it all together. Thanks for stopping in today!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Pic-Nic Plaid

I used a Kaleidacolor pad to create the background plaid. The sentiment and frame are from the Fancy Phrases set. The border punch is EK Success and the flowers are felt made with PTI dies.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Halloween & a few photos.....

I made the card above using this weeks sketch from the WMSC blog & I got to use my new 'Midnight Feast' Set. It's fab!!!!

Sorry I missed my post last week, My family & I were on the North Coast of N.Ireland for a break. I relaxed & read a few books while my hubby & two girls did a lot of body boarding. We visited the 'Giants Causeway' while we were up that way.
It is a big hit with Americans visiting N.I. So I thought I'd post a few photo's for those of you that haven't made it this far yet :)

My youngest & I on the famous stepping stones....

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Much Appreciated

Hello! I just have to pop in and show you my latest acquisition! Rescue Remedies and Additions! If you haven't ordered these you really need too! Completely divine! I dont have alot of time for details as I am headed out of town! Heres the quicky info:
Card: Kraft, Dark Chocolate, Cream PTI
DP: Stacy Boyd
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Rescue Remedies and Additions, Vintage Labels
Other: Copic markers, dark chocolate ink, spellbinders labels one, corner chomper