Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Oh my........

has it really been that looooooooong since I've posted? I am terribly sorry for being such a bad Blogger, but please don't leave me!!!! I am still not feeling all that well, and I think it is finally time to make an appointment and get checked out. You all have to know that I hate doctors, really, really hate doctors every since I was like 6 years old and I DO NOT go to see one until there is absolutely no other way for me. I think I have reached that point with these migraine headaches. So please don't be too disappointed that I have not posted. I do have a card for you today. It has been sitting on my desk since Sunday when I decided to make a card for Sharon Johnson's stamp simple challenge. She asked all the participants to " Let's Pipe Up" to find out more about this go on over to "No Time To Stamp" Sharon always has these fun ideas and I love participating in her challenges. For this card I've used some of the super gorgeous double sided DP from K&Company I bought last week on a trip with my 3 y.o. to Michael's and Joann's. I actually bought two different packs one at M's and one and J's ;P. Please, don't tell my DH!!!!

You all know by now that I have a love for Vintage and this DP is exactly this, Vintage. The best part though, I got both of them on sale. The one I bought at M's I got for 50% off (hint if you sign up for the Knack on Michael's .com which has projects for kids) they send you additional coupons and they are usually 50% ones!!!! That was reason enough for me to sign up!!!!

The one I bought at J's was 40% off but that was worth it with that paper, because I only paid like $ 5.99 and it has 36 papers I believe. Enough yadayada and let me show you the card

Be still..........


PTI Sweet Blush, K&Company Classic K DP, Bazzill textured paper in shades of green for the tags

Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black

Stamps: Verve "Be still ...." Psalm 46:10

Accessories: EK Success edger punch, Nesties Labels 4, handmade stick pin with shades of pink and green glass beads, pink Dew Drops, pink sheer ribbon from my stash from Japan, dimensionals

What you all think? The paper looks a lot more pinkish in the picture but it is kind of a rose color IRL.

Well, that is it for me today. I thank you from the bottom of my heart that you are stopping by to take a look at what I have been up to and if you leave a comment I love you even more :D:D:D:D.

Hugs from very hot Arizona,

Monday, April 20, 2009

Good Monday afternoon.....

to you my friends!!! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I, well, we had a busy one and I only had a few minutes to stamp ;(. But, I do have something for you. Remember my square card I made the other day? Well, I have another 5.5"x5.5" card. It just felt right so I went for it. As I was going through my paper stash I just kept on stopping at the same paper several times and so I decided to just make a card out of it. As you all know I love my Basic Grey papers and I try not to cut them up too much, most of the time that ;P, and it was no different with this one. To stay within the colors of that DP I chose PTI Sweet Blush, True Black and SU Pretty in Pink I thought it made the DP pop a little more. I also used my scalloped oval Marvy punches which I have not used in quite a while (guess I am getting too used to all of my Nesties :D). The Sentiment is one of the many scriptures you get when you purchase the In God's Hand set from http://www.cleardollarstamps.com/ The stamps are kind of on the small side, but you get a lot of stamps for $ 7.99 in this case. So, to not drag it any longer I'll show you the end result.

For with God........

Paper: PTI Sweet Blush, True Black
SU Pretty in Pink
Basic Grey Eva, Vellum for the butterflies
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, SU Pretty in Pink
Stamp: Clear Dollar Stamps In God's Hands Luke 1:37
CTMH the word Faith
Accessories: Prima Nursery Tales Collection in pink
mega and giga Marvy scalloped punches
MS Butterfly punch
light pink crocheted lace from
Half pearls, pink crystals, Foam Tape,
EK Success Edger Punch

So, what do you all think? Those little flowers by Prima are really cool. I found them at Mike's for only $ 2.99 they come in a package of 24 and you get 6 in 4 different styles. The card turned out to be pretty heavy, so I think I'll keep this one for hand-delivery.

That is it for today, my friends. Do you believe that we are in the 90's already? I told my DH last night, I am going to have to turn the A/C on soon. That is Arizona for you!!!!


Friday, April 17, 2009

TGIF, are you........

as happy as I am about that? Hello my friends, I hope you are all doing well on this Friday. Today I have a little something for y'all. Yesterday I had a look around SCS and the "ways to use it" challenge caught my eye. Julia asked to frame it, well, that can be done quite a few ways so for more info go here to find out WT214 and since I love when something kind of works itself out and I can kill two flies at the same time, I incorporated Sharon Johnson's challenge "Stamp Simply # 83" thread it through. To make these two challenges one I knew I had to use my Cricut Expression and my Accent Essentials cartridge for it. This cart has a tag/label on it that is similar to the Top Note and when you cut it out it cuts a positive and a negative. In this case I had my frame and a label all at ones ;P. To make that frame a little more interesting I ran it through my Cuttlebug with the Script embossing folder, to add a little something I also wanted a flourish on my card so the same cart cut a 1.5" flourish for me. I love it when things work out that easy, don't you? Well, to get the "thread it through" for Sharon's challenge in there I just had to thread ribbon in and out the frame and to add a little umph (I know this is not a real word, sorry) I threaded some glass beads on some very narrow satin ribbon and weaved it in and out as well. Have a look and see what I did

Wait for the LORD

Paper: PTI Vintage Cream, recycled moss colored cs from http://www.limelightcrafts.com/ , K&Company Blue Awning
Ink: VersaMagic Spanish Olive, Chalk Box, Creamy Brown, Chestnut Roan, Prussian Blue
Stamp: Unity Psalm 27:14
Accessories: Cricut Expression, Accent Essentials cartridge for the top note like label cut @ 3.5" and the flourish cut @ 1.5", Cuttlebug and Script embossing folder, off white sheer ribbon, off white satin ribbon, champagne colored satin ribbon, Ivory ornate heart button, pearls, shades of green and cream glass beads, handmade stick pin with some of the same glass beads, Kaiser half pearls, dimensionals and foam tape.

So, how do you like this one? Does it qualify for both of the challenges? I am sorry, but I have to run, I'll have to get ready to get my 7 y.o. from school.

I hope you all will have a wonderful and sunny Spring weekend. Thanks you so very much for stopping by!!!!


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Hello my friends....

and a happy Wednesday to you!!!!! Remember, when I've told you yesterday that I would have a post for you? Well, I do and I am not really sure about it. Silke my German buddy, is hosting OCC's challenges this month and she cooked up this cool sketch and I just had to jump in, but as stated I am not so sure about the outcome. I really need you to be honest and let me know if what I did works here. You can say that I had a total brain block here.

Happiness Always


Paper: PTI white, recycled moss colored card stock from http://www.limelightcrafts.com/ , SU Buckaroo Blue, Basic Grey Periphery

Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, SU Mellow Moss, Chalk Box Blue

Stamp: SU Happy Harmony

Accessories: blue sheer ribbon from my stash (and boy, do I have a stash ;P), Foam Tape, Nesties scalloped circles, ribbon tag,

Martha Stewart Butterfly punch, Tim Holtz distressing tool, silver half pearls from Mike's

What do you think? I know this is a short post, but I plan on playing around with a new cartridge that came in the mail today for my Cricut Expression and I'll let you all know how it went and what I created in the morning.

Thanks so very much for making my day and stopping by.

A big hug from sunny but really WINDY Arizona,

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Look at this.........

I have 3 creations for you!!!! Hello my friends and "Happy Tuesday" to you. Can you believe that I was able to pull that many creations off? Well, I am behind with my deadline, due to those headaches/migraines but Betsy is such a sweetheart that she said "don't worry about it". But to be honest, that is not me, if I tell you I'll do something, I'll do it. In this case it is just 2 days late

My first post is of yet another card with this stunning stamp set from http://www.innovativestampcreations.com/ which is called Birch Tree Painting. IRL this card has so much texture, too bad that it does not show in the picture.

Birch Tree Painting embossed


Paper: SU Chocolate Chip, DCWV La Cream , PTI Vintage Cream

Ink: VersaMark and Chocolate Brown embossing powder for the tree,SU Chocolate Chip, Chalk Box Chestnut Roan and Creamy Brown for the tag

Stamps: ISC Birch Tree Paintings

Accessories: Chocolate satin ribbon, Nesties Petite Ovals, dimensionals, Chocolate half pearls by Kaiser

What do you think about this one?

The second card I have for you, was done with the also new set by ISC which it is called Nature Silhouettes II and I used the Daisy like flower of this set today plus the gorgeous larger size butterfly. Love it!!!!! I had a hard time trying to figure out what to use as a BG so I chose one of my favorite Basic Grey pads "Ambrosia" and this cream/orange paper looked just right.

Have a look at my "for making me smile" card


Paper: PTI Vintage Cream, Basic Grey Ambrosia

Ink: Chalk Box Dark Brown, Chestnut Roan,Creamy Brown

Stamps: ISC Nature Silhouettes II

Accessories: Nesties Label Tags, pearl brads from Mike's Bridal section, satin ribbon from my stash,

Be honest, does the paper work with this stamp? To give the butterflies some more dimension I curled the wings and only attached them with a dab of Tombo glue. You probably can't see it in the picture, but the paper is distressed around the edges, which came that way, so I used some sponging on the focal image to make it blend a bit more.

Last but not least I have a card set for you. Yes, Betsy asked us to create a mini cards set with 3x3 cards using the third new set which is called Dainty Daisies and has Daisies in all kind of sizes. Last month I ordered some Pale Plum cs from SU and had yet to use it so I decided on going Pale Plum for this one. I created a very simple set, but by adding some bling and pearls I think they came out all right.

See for yourself

Dainty Daisies mini card set


Paper: SU Pale Plum PTI white

Ink: SU Pale Plum

Stamps: Dainty Daisies by ISC

Accessories: white satin ribbon, half pearls by Kaiser and purple crystals from my stash (I believe they are from Japan {I bought quite a few of them while we were there ;P}

The little box is a simple one I just whipped up cutting some Pale Plum cs 6.25"X6.25 " and scored it on my Scor-Pal @ 1.5" on all 4 sides. The lid is done in the same fashion but scored at 1" on all four sides in PTI white cs and was cut to 6 3/8"x6 3/8 (just slightly larger than the bottom) To add a little to it I've tried to use my new Martha Stewart edger punch, but that darn thing does not like PTI cs, so I gave up before I broke it and cut a new piece and used my trusty scallop scissors I've had for years. The sentiment on the lid of the box is not one that is included in the Dainty Daisies set, I cheated a little and pulled it from the Passion Flower set which is also available from ISC.

Wheeew, I did it!!!! I completed my post. Thank you so very much my friends for stopping by today. I have to clean my stamp room now, but I hope to be back tomorrow. I really liked the OCC challenge so I might just do that a little later ;P.


Monday, April 13, 2009

I am so sorry.......

I have been MIA, but I am still dealing with these severe headaches/migraines. So, please, forgive me for being such a bad blogger, but just as soon as this is under control I'll do my very BEST to post more often. I have some exciting news for you though. Betsy, the owner of http://www.innovativestampcreations.com/ has asked me to be a permanent part of her Design Team. And yours truly (yep, me :D:D:D) said yes. It came as a total surprise, but I am excited as well. Betsy has some really cool stamps. In today's post I have the newest releases, yes, that is right, today is the day you can purchase these cool stamps. They are not mounted, but are so deeply etched that they really don't have to be mounted. My first card is done with the Birch Tree Paintings stamp set which is just out of this world. The tree stamp has so much detail. Have a look at my card

Birch Tree Paintings


Paper: SU Chocolate Chip, recycled moss colored cs from http://www.limelightcrafts.com/
PTI white

Ink: SU Mellow Moss, VersaMagic Spanish Olive, Chalk Box Creamy Brown, Chestnut Roan and Dark Brown
Stamp: Birch Tree Paintings
Accessories: Tim Holtz distressing tool, Foam Tape

Did I promise too much? This is truly a fun stamp set.

For my second card I used a technique I had never tried before. I know I am living behind the moon and I just never tried it. I bought some chalks when I first started stamping almost 2 years ago now, and they have been in my supply closet ever since. The stamp set I've used is called Natures Silhouettes II and these wild flowers just screamed for the popping pastels technique. I stamped the image on my card stock with VersaMark ind and simply rubbed the chalk of my choice over it. I had tried something different before, where I used the same stamp with Le Plum markers and and ink pad, but I did not get the desired effect, so I just went for the popping pastels technique and love it. What do you think, does this technique work for this stamp?

A friend indeed


Paper: PTI white, SU Certainly Celery, Pink Passion

Ink: VersaMark, Su Certainly Celery

Stamps: Nature Silhouettes II by ISC

Accessories: Cuttlebug embossing folder Swiss Dots, silver half pearls, pink half pearls, dimensionals

Pebbles Pearlescent Chalks

IRL this image is all shimmery and just the perfect touch for this card.

All right. I promised you three cards so last but not least I have another one that was done with the Nature Silhouettes II stamp set and I got the idea for this one out of one of my way too many stamping and card making magazines. It is a very simple card and would actually kind of pass as a CAS card, because all I did here is stamp the silhouettes. This ISC stamp set comes with a few Spanish sentiments to choose from and I decided to go with the "Gracia's" since I would say that most everybody knows what that means ;P. I am bilingual, but Spanish is not one of them, so all the Spanish words I know I picked up watching Dora the Explorer with my daughters :D:D:D:D. Ask me anything in German and I'll be good to go, but Spanish is not it, so I'll have to find out what the other Spanish words mean before I stamp with them.

Here is my "Gracia's" card

Paper: PTI Vintage Cream, PTI Kraft
Ink: PTI Vintage Cream, Chalk Box Creamy Brown
Stamp: Nature Silhouettes II by ISC
Accessories: Foam Tape, dimensionals, Kaiser half pearls

As I said, a very simple card and I did that because I did not want to take away from the beauty of the images. I grew up in the country. I mean serious country. The small village I grew up in back in Germany only had about 400 people living there. Everybody new each other (for the most part) and the thing about Germany, when I grew up the key was always in the door and everybody could just walk in, without having to fear that something would be missing. Can't do that these days. Anyhow, where I grew up we were surrounded by forest and fields as far as the eye went. As kids we were always out and about and playing outside and we never had a dull moment. From most of our outside playing sessions we would bring home wild flowers. My Mom and Grandma (Oma, is the word for it in German) always welcomed those flowers because of their natural beauty even if they were weeds, LOL!. Sorry, I just had to share a little something about my childhood with you.

My friends, this is it for now, I am off to get some chores done, but I hope you enjoyed today's post and that you'll find some time to head on over to Betsy to see what all she has to offer. Betsy is super fast shipping as well. See you all later and thanks so very much for stopping by.


Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Happy Tuesday evening......

friends!!! Hope you all had a wonderful sunny Tuesday. Can you believe that we hit the 90's today? I was just telling my hubby, if this temperature stays like this I'll have to turn the A/C on!!! Remember, I've told you all yesterday that I have another card for you all? Well, here it is. It actually fits two challenges. I made it for the OCC (Our Creative Corner) challenge that my German friend Silke is hosting this month and for the BVC09 over at SCS. She asked to use your favorite Easter themed stamp. Well, I don't have any bunny stamps or Easter egg stamps and I did not really have any other Easter themed stamps as well. So I thought! I had ordered a stamp sheet from Clear Dollar Stamps and it happens to have Luke 24:6 on it as well. For those of you that are not familiar with this scripture it reads as follows "He is not here but is Risen". How powerful is that? It for sure reminds you what Easter is all about. For this card I got to use some more of my DCWV mat stack La Creme and some cute little Prima paper roses I found at Michael's last week. They had just the right color for this yummy paper and the ribbon which I bought just to buy it ;P at Big Lots, the card came together rather quick. I've tried to tie the ribbon so it would look like a cross, since this is where Jesus died. To make the paper pop a little more I added a black mat and it sure did the trick. To top it off I also cut a label with my Home Accent cartridge for my Cricut Expression . The scripture stamp is not very large, so I was able to cut the label at 1" and it worked just great. Have a look and please, let me know what you think.

He is not here......

Paper: PTI Vintage Cream, True Black, DCWV La Creme
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black
Stamp: Luke 24:6 from Clear Dollar Stamps
Accessories: Prima paper roses , Kaiser black half pearls, Cricut Expression and the Home Accent cartridge label cut at 1", Satin ribbon from Big Lots, dimensionals

Did you have a look? Does the way I added the ribbon look like a cross to you (maybe just a little :D:D)?

Well, it is almost 6:30 PM and I have to get the dishes done.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. You all enjoy the rest of Tuesday whatever is left of it and I hope to have a little something for you all maybe tomorrow.


Monday, April 6, 2009

Just me, I am back with......

my other creations I was able to pull off before those darn headaches came back.

Have you all seen this yummy new paper by DCWV? It's like 8 new ones or so. Well, about a month ago I just couldn't resist and I ordered the mat stacks of two of them I really liked in the picture, but let me tell you, they are so GORGEOUS IRL!!!!! You all have seen the card I made with the La Creme stack but this one is done with the Latte one. I thought it was perfect to use with the 5th Avenue stamp set from SU, which I also got last month (I tell you I start feeling bad for my hubby, NOT!!!!) It's my therapy and it is so much cheaper than a real doctor ;P, right?

Anyhow, this is what I did with the paper.

For my Friend


Paper: PTI Vintage Cream, DCWV mat stack Latte

Ink: SU Mellow Moss, VersaFine Onyx Black

Stamps: SU Elegant Cheer, SU 5th Avenue flowers

Accessories: purple satin ribbon from my stash from Japan, antique brass tear drop charm, Nesties Labels 4, dimensinal paint for the flower centers

For this card I chose 3 of the mat stack papers. The first one is a textured brown paper, then the pretty flower paper and last but not least the purple textured paper which I used to stamp one of the flowers from the 5th Avenue set on in VersaFine Onyx Black and cut them out, added some dimensional paint in pearl on there for the flower centers and popped them up with dimensionals. I know once again not much stamping but I keep finding these gorgeous papers and I just can't resist.

Oh, before I forget. Last week my sweet cyber friend Grace from over at The-INK-ink of you presented me with this cool blogger award. I was so surprised, but yet honored. I mean, I have not really been blogging that long and I did not even think in my wildest dreams that I would get an award, but she is so sweet and passed this one on to me. Thanks, Grace, you are the BESTEST!!!! God bless you!!!!

I'll be back a little later to award this cool "BUG" to some of my blogging friends, but I have to get all of the links together first. You know, when you get to be as old as I am the mind does not want to remember everything you thought that was in there. So, I'll be back with that info a little later.

All right now, I have another little something up my sleeve and it is not a CARD!!!!!! Don't worry you'll like it, at least I hope so :D:D.

I was playing around with some paper the other day and since Easter is just a few days away and I really don't have any Easter stamps per say, I made this little everyday themed bag for a few truffles I'll be giving my daughter on Thursday to give to her teacher. They really try to keep candy and sweets in general out of the school, so that is why we are handing out candy to the kids, but I thought, who can say no to some Lindt Truffles. And the kids really don't get to see them, so I think I am save. It is a pretty simple bag and all you need is a 12"x6" piece of double sided cs. I used the K&Company Wild Saffron pad, which is so gorgeous!!!!!! Can you tell I am a paper addict? :D:D:D

Sorry, back to the bag. Score your CS on the LONG side at 5.5" and at 6.5". Hold the top part together and use either am oval punch or like I did your oval Nesties for the handle. If you use your Nesties use a little strip of low tack tape to tape the two sides together and only run it through your Cuttlebug as far as the Nestie goes and go back so you don't get extra scores on your little bag or do both sides separate, but it works pretty well doing both sides at one.

Since I had the cut outs of the ovals I re-purposed the negative, turned it to the other side and added my Sentiment and taped it to the front of the bag. I also added some Prima's which I layered in different colors and sizes to mimic the paper a bit more and tied a little ribbon in one corner and the bag stays together real nice.

So here is my

A little Yummy for your tummy bag

Paper: K&Company Wild Saffron
Ink: SU Chocolate Chip
Stamp: A little Yummy for your tummy
Accessories: Nesties ovals large, Primas, K&Company decorative brad, PTI Summer Sunrise satin ribbon

This bag can really be made in any size, I just liked this 6" wide one, since I am putting Lindt Truffles in and they are kind of bulky, so if I put 6 of them in a clear bag and put in here it should be just perfect.
That is it for now, I'll have to get those links together and take a picture of one more card I made for the OCC challenge. Until later my friends. I truly appreciate it you taking the time to come by and see me.


Happy Monday my friend.....

I really can't believe it is already Monday, again!!!! I am sorry I have been such a bad blogger once again, but I was not feeling too good over the weekend, when I wanted to post all of the fun cards I made since I last talked to you all. Please, continue to keep me in your prayer as I had more of those headaches over the weekend :(:(!!!! I couldn't even go to church yesterday. My 7 y.o. stayed home with me to take "care" of me :D:D:D. Yeah, I guess that what she calls it when she wants to go on the computer ;P. I am feeling much better today, that headache is not totally gone, but it is bearable. All right now, let me show you all what I have been up to. My first card, yep, I have a few for ya, is one I made with the most gorgeous paper ever. Off course it is from Basic Grey and it is called Periphery. As I was looking through this gorgeous paper pad this particular paper jumped right at me. It is a pretty almost certainly celery like green, buckaroo blue and a shade of black. Since this paper is so pretty, I did not want to cut it up too much and so I made a 5.5"x5.5" card.

What you think of this

Be still....... card?


Paper: SU Buckaroo Blue, PTI True Black, Basic Grey Periphery,

Stamp: Verve Be still.... Psalm 46:10

Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black

Accessories: Nesties Large Labels, dark blue sheer ribbon from my stash from Japan, silver half pearls from Mike's, dimensionals

I don't think the picture does it any justice. It looks really good IRL. Sorry about those shadows in the pic, I guess I picked a bad spot in the front yard taking pics today.

My second card for today is a Birthday card for one of my dear friends in Okinawa, Japan it is going to be a bit late, because I forgot all about it. Getting old I guess?:D:D

I tell you, when I go out and about to any type of store these days, I look at things differently. While I was at Big Lots the other day looking for that DCWV paper everybody on SCS seems to be talking about, I found these cool beads. The paper pads where nowhere to be found but I got some beads and a few things for my kids to craft. Those green beads were the perfect match for this cool paper, yes, you guessed it, Basic Grey Urban Prairie. This card, well the paper has Spring written all over. See for yourself, here is my

Birthday Wishes

Paper: PTI white, SU Certainly Celery, Basic Grey Urban Prairie
Stamp: SU Elegant Cheer
Ink: Chalk Box Yellow Cadmium
Accessories: Nesties Large Ovals and Scalloped Ovals
white satin ribbon (from http://www.stampersdream.com/)
handmade stickpin with glass beads in green and pink, dimensionals

Would you like this card, if it came to you in the mail? I sure hope my friend likes it, because she is a SU Demo and she has all the cool stuff, so I hope this will be to her liking.

All right, let me publish this real quick before Blogger starts acting up on me again. The other cards are on their way.

See you all in a few :D:D:D.


Wednesday, April 1, 2009

I am back.....

with another post, hehehe!!!! Can you believe that? WOW, mark the calendar. No really, I got to stamp for a minute before I had to pick up my oldest from school and it came all together pretty quick. I know I have been saying this a lot lately. The card I have for you all is a Birthday card I needed and it has to go into the mail tomorrow, so it gets to its recipient in time for the big day ;P.

Have you all checked out the Basic Grey DP's that are out there? I have been buying them like crazy over at http://www.electicpaperie.com/ for $ 3.00 a pad and I am loving each and every one of them. The one I used here is from the EVA pad. This paper was just way too pretty to do a lot of cutting, so I made another 5.5"x5.5" card. Pretty basic, but this paper is so gorgeous.

Happy Birthday

Paper: PTI white, Lavender Moon, Basic Grey EVA
Stamp: SU Warmest Regards
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black
Accessories: Nesties Petite Ovals Large, pink crystals, handmade stick pin with pearls and pink glass beads (this stick pin base was purchased at http://www.cleardollarstamps.com/ so it is a lot larger (longer) than the headpin I usually use.
White satin ribbon from http://www.stampersdream.com/

So, would you like this card if it came to you in the mail?

It is almost 7 PM here and I have to get my kids prepared to clean up their mess and take a bath before bedtime.

Thanks for stopping by and a big hug,

Good Wednesday Morning.........

my friends. Hope you all are doing well and are ready for a little something :D.

I wanted to post these cards yesterday, but my computer was not acting right, so I had to wait for hubby to come home and have a look. All is well, so I hope this goes through. My first card is for this weeks, well, Monday's CAS (Clean And Simple) challenge over at SCS. This card is real simple, maybe a little too simple, but I had fun making it :D.



Paper: PTI Vintage Cream, K&Company Wild Saffron

Ink: Chalk Box peach pastel, burnt sienna for softening the edges of the flower center, SU Chocolate Chip for the sentiment

Stamp: Hello from the Inkadinkado Set Occasion I bought last year at Costco

Accessories: EK Success edger punch, Prima in rust, circle punches in 1 3/8" and 1 1/2", dimensionals

This card started out as a 5.5"x5.5" card but after I decided I wanted to use my new EK Success edger punch it shrunk ;P to about 5 1/4"x5 1/4". But I really like that edge. I think I am getting a little addicted to this CAS thing. If you want to find out more about this challenge here is the link http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=428988

For people like me, who like lots of embellishments and ribbon and stuff it is truly a CHALLENGE!!!! But it is kind of fun to step out of the normal and try something new:D.

The second card is one that I made a little while ago, but did not feel as though it was worth posting. When I got my new Cricut cartridge Storybook I just had to play around for a while, you all know how that goes, right? You get a new toy and you just gotta try it out. So while I was trying it out I ran across this cool border function and I cut it at the normal size and let me tell you it was huge!!!! So I scaled it down to only 1.5 " and it came out perfect for an A2 card

Many Thanks

Paper: SU Chocolate Chip, PTI Vintage Cream
Ink: SU Chocolate Chip
Stamp: SU Elegant Cheer
Accessories: Cuttlebug embossing folder Textile, Nesties Labels 4,
swirly Prima's, pearl brad from Mike's Bridal section, Cricut Expression Storybook cartridge, Kaiser Chocolate half pearls, dimensionals.

What you all think about this one? Maybe I should not have posted it. I did like the border but I am not sure how it all came together.

All right, this is it for now. I'll have to go and do my chores ;P. Lots of clothes to wash and put 2 baskets I washed and dried last night to put away. Groceries, and some other errands, so I hope I'll get to play at least for a minute later this afternoon.

Thanks so much for stopping by my friends.