Friday, May 20, 2011

A CAS Alien Invasion

I wasn't kidding when I wrote yesterday that the aliens are coming!
Included in the Your Next Stamp Space Boy set are 2 of the cutest little alien stamps and I could not resist inking up one of them for a couple cards.
Up first is one for the latest Paper Players Color Challenge #46 (Cherry Cobbler, Not Quite Navy, & Early Espresso).
This one also has some stitching for Yvonne Yam's guest blogger challenge from Alice Wertz, to use faux or real stitching.  I have just a bit on this one, but it is there!

Now on to an even more CAS card.
Happy Friday!
Details:  Stamp - Space Boy (Your Next Stamp), CS - White, Black, Ocean Tides (PTI), Copics, Ink - Tuxedo Black (Momento) and Cranberry Crisp (SU), Twine (Twinery), and toothpicks (on the first card).

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Planets Align

Cute, but not so "bright and cheery". 
I was aiming for something that I could give to a slightly older child, when I created this card. 

Notice the popped up image?  That is for the latest Your Next Stamp challenge to "pop it up".
Plus, it's a Birthday card, which fits the first challenge over at Paper and Such Design Blog and the Corrosive Challenge Blog Birthday Challenge.

Then, I went with "bright and cheery" for the May SFYTT, of which Your Next Stamp is the sponsor!
The image is from the Your Next Stamp Space Boy set.  I am once again having fun playing with the Your Next Stamp images.  So much so, that I did a little on-line shopping during lunch yesterday - shhhhhh :>)  Along with the astronaut image, there are a couple cute aliens that come with the Space Boy set and let's just say that you have been forewarned, THE ALIENS ARE COMING!!!
Card 1:  Stamps - Space Boy (YNS), PP - Oliver (Basic Grey), Ink - Tuxedo Black (Momento) and Fresh Snow (PTI), CS - PTI and copics.
Card 2:  Stamps - Space Boy (YNS), PP - Blast Off (BoBunny), Ink - Tuxedo Black (Momento) and Night of Navy (SU), copics, glossy accents, and Cuttlebug Embossing Folders.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Blue Skies

My bright and happy card making mojo continues with today's card.  I am determined to finish all the sketches for May's Viva La Verve challenge, so it seemed like the perfect time to ink up my favorite Verve set!  As if I need an excuse! 

This sunny card is for the following challenges:
May Viva La Verve Sketch Challenge Week 1 - who wouldn't love to win the next Verve release???!!!
Desert Island Crafts Challenge #8 - my items from the itinerary are PP, an image, and embossing (yes, there is embossing on that cream colored oval!).  This is a fun challenge, go check it out.
Paper Sundaes Birthday Challenge - It's a B-day card, honest :>)
Have a wonderful day!
Details:  Image - Up, Up and Away (Verve), PP - Modern Homemaker (October Afternoon), CS - SU and PTI, Ink - Tuxedo Black (Momento), Embossing - Circles (Cuttlebug).

Saturday, May 14, 2011


Add some Lawn Fawn to sketch #217 from CPS and look what you get...

Fun!  I was in the mood for more cute and cheery. Plus, a little paper piecing never hurts.

Sunday, May 8, 2011


Oh how I love to
for crafting supplies!  Unfortunately, I think I have passed on my love of shopping to my DD, except she loves to shop, shop, shop for shoes and clothes (and it has started younger than I would have ever expected)!  Personally, I skew my shopping budget towards paper and most recently, cute stamps!  Here is a cute shopper for you... 

This one is for Your Next Stamps "So Charming" challenge Don't we all have a charm or 2 hidden away in our stash?
 This Your Next Stamp cutie was made exclusively for "Scrapfest".  I did not go, but was able to get this stamp on-line a couple weeks ago.  There are quite a few shoppers in my family and Fiona just looks like she is meant to accompany a gift card.  The Scrapfest on the bag will be appropriate for my crafting friends, plus, it was easy enough to "hide" the Scrapfest as I did on this card.
Perhaps you received some new crafting supplies or a crafty gift card for Mother's Day and can do a little shopping?  Happy Mother's Day!
Details:  Stamp - Scrapfest 2011 Fiona (Your Next Stamp), Ink - Tuxedo Black (Momento), PP - Hopscotch (Basic Grey), DMC embroidery floss, CS - Kraft (PTI), charm (stash), dimensionals and copics.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Flashback Friday 11.0 Weddings

The latest Flashback Friday challenge is to repost the first wedding card you posted on your blog. 
Here it is from June 2009:

The image was created using an embossing stencil and paste.  The paste is something that I picked up at a stamping show years ago.  Check out all the details on the original post found here.
Don't be shy, share your first wedding card again and link it up to the Flashback Friday 11.0 challenge.  I find it fun to look back thru all my cards. 
Have a great weekend!