Sunday, February 28, 2010

Sweet Sunday

So... I'm not in the sweetest mood tonight because I still have a bit of a cold and if I sneeze one more time... grr! To help with my case of cold induced grumpies I made this sweet but ever so sassy card to share. I paired the sassy girl with a sentiment that says "sweeter than apple pie." Heh heh heh. Okay, now I'm in a better mood... :)


Recipe: Stamps: Lillith (Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps), One Smart Cookie (SU!). Paper: Urban Prairie designer (Basic Grey), Berry Sorbet, Sweet Blush, White (PTI). Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers. Other: Crystal Effects, Gold Liquid Pearls and Frosted Lace Stickles (Ranger), Scallop Edger punch (SU!), Labels Eight Nestabilities (Spellbinders), ribbon, dimensionals.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Seeds of Kindness

Just thought I would drop in and share a 5" square card I made using the January KOTM from Unity Stamp Co.. Would you believe it took me under 45 minutes to make this card?! I am an incredibly slow stamper and this is as fast as it gets for me! LOL! :)
Recipe:
Stamps: Jan '10 KOTM (Unity Stamp Co.). Paper: Pure Poppy (PTI), Kraft (SU!), white (MFT), designer (Basic Grey). Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black,Kiwi Kiss Classic (SU!) Copic markers. Other: sewing machine and white thread, Spring Moss stitched ribbon (PTI), jute (May Arts), corduroy button and edger punch (SU!), circle nestabilities (Spellbinders), dimensionals.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Lovey Dovey Owls

Hi all! I'm just popping in to quickly share a card tonight. I have a bit of a cold (I'm blaming it on the shoveling yesterday) and need to find my bed earlier tonight than usual. ;)

I actually made this card a couple days ago! I did a couple of fun things with this one: added a flower I crocheted and covered a plain chipboard letter "U" with a bit of craft paint (heat set) and some sparkly fluff (used 2-way glue pen to adhere it). For even more texture I added a bit of ruffly ribbon trim behind the main image and added Frosted Lace Stickles to the itty bitty hearts. I think this card has found a permanent home in my card stash. Hee hee!

ETA - For those of you who would like to crochet your own flowers. HERE is a link to the pattern that I used for this flower. Enjoy!


And most importantly, the layout is from another fabulous sketch by Jen del Muro which you can see HERE. Although this time I did not change it around. :)

Recipe:
Stamps: Heart Owls (Hero Arts). Paper: Garden Variety designer (Cosmo Cricket), Marigold Morning, Old Olive (SU!), white (PTI). Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Always Artichoke Craft. Other: Appletini Green Sparkly Fluff (Our Craft Lounge), Ruffly Ribbon (Maya Road), Love & Happiness Rubons (SU!), Chipboard letter (Heidi Swapp), Button (PTI), Frosted Lace Stickles (Ranger), mat pack, paper piercer.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Smile! Times Four :)

Hello crafty friends! Hope you are having a fabulous start to the week. I woke up this morning to a driveway full of snow (yick) and an extra long drive into work (double yick!). I did leave a bit early so I could come home and... can you guess?... shovel! Oh yay! Happy happy joy joy! Hmm... not really. ;) Although the pot of chili that is simmering away on the stove will make it all better. Until I wake up tomorrow and realize that I still have a ton of shoveling to do... one hour only made a dent this time!

And something else to brighten my mood is the card I am sharing tonight. I didn't like the color combo at first but it has grown on me. What do you think?

For the layout I used a fabulous sketch by Jen del Muro which you can check out HERE. You may even want to play along too as there is a fabulous blog candy up for grabs. Fabulous I tell ya! But I have to admit... I didn't quite follow the sketch. I HAD to turn it and add the light yellow layer behind the four squares. I'm so sketchy bad! ;)


Talk to you later... I'm off to eat a bowl of chili. Yum!

Recipe:
Stamps: Friendly Expressions Anna Wight Cling Set (Whipper Snapper Designs). Paper: Material Girl Designer (Cosmo Cricket), Pure Poppy, Spring Moss (PTI), Naturals White (SU!), White Perfect Panel (MFT Stamps). Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers. Other: sewing machine and heavy duty white thread, edge distressor, red gingham ribbon (May Arts), Frosted Lace Stickles (Ranger), 1 3/8" square punch (SU!), bling (Heidi Swapp), dimensionals.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Cupcakes?! Do I Smell Cupcakes?

I'm still lacking words... they've flown the coop and not even cupcakes can bribe them back. So I'll let this birthday card do the communicating for me. ;)

Note - I used the Clear Copic Spica pen on the cupcake candles and sprinkles but it doesn't show up very well in this picture.
Oh, and speaking of sweet confectionary delights I tried a new recipe this weekend from JoyOfCooking.com: Turtle Brownies. Devine. Guaranteed to increase the bandwidth of your bottom because you will not be able to stop with just one. ;)

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Francesca (Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps), Happy Birthday Anna Wight Cling Set (Whipper Snapper Designs). Paper: Cottage Wall designer (SU!), Sweet Blush, Hibiscus Burst, White (PTI). Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers, Clear Spica Pen by Copic. Other: Jute and Ribbon (May Arts), button (PTI), Labels 8 Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Tiny Bubbles embossing folder (Cuttlebug), sewing machine and heavy duty white thread, dimensionals.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Clairabelle and Her Pretty Pink Spots

Hello crafty friends! I still have a bit of Blogger's Block so I'll keep the chitter chatter to a minimum and the pretty pictures to a maximum!

Clairabelle Cow slinked her way into the Ranch House and sneaked a bit of Farmer Jane's makeup. She decided to do a bit of sprucing up in anticipation of Spring and the pink blush was just the ticket! Hee hee... she is such a character! ;)

She also added a bit of gold glitter paint to her necklace... all the trendy cows are sporting the gold this year, silver is so last year!
Recipe:
Stamps: Quaker Oats, Friendly Expressions Anna Wight Cling Set (Whipper Snapper Designs). Paper: Ginger Blossum designer (SU!), Ripe Avocado, Pure Poppy, Sweet Blush and White (PTI). Ink: Copic markers, Clear Copic spica pen, Memento Tuxedo Black. Other: sewing machine and white thread, Cirlce and Petitte Scalloped Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), dimensionals, Ripe Avocado ribbon (PTI), pink polka dot (retired SU!), jute (May Arts), buttons (PTI).

Thursday, February 11, 2010

A Little Shower... Birdie Style

I'm popping in with a quick post tonight! I think I have a bit of Blogger's Block. I've been crafting... I just haven't been typing! So, I'll just show you a bunch of pretty pictures and leave the words to a minimum. :)

For tonight's card I used this super sweet bird bath stamp from Whipper Snapper Designs. I giggle a little whenever I see it! Do you?

Closeup: the polka dot grosgrain is doubled up and tacked in place behind the main image. The button and jute on the left side help hold it in place.

I changed things up a bit and put the sentiment on the inside of the card. I giggled a little bit more after adding this one. ;)

Recipe:
Stamps: A.M. Shower, Love at Home Anna Wight Cling Set (Whipper Snapper Designs). Paper: Kraft, Bashful Blue, Craft Fair Designer (American Crafts), white (PTI). Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers. Other: sewing machine, white thread, jute and ribbon (May Arts), button (PTI), dimensionals.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Waving Hi!

Hello everyone! Are you having a great weekend? I'm sitting here feeling the chill of winter (all decked out in my sweater slipper boots and a cozy sweatshirt) but incredibly thankful that the snow passed south of my area (sorry my southern neighbors!). Since I would love the weather to warm up a bit I thought I would nudge it along by making a *warm* card. LOL! Here is the sweet cowgirl from the Cowgirl Up! Anna Wight set from Whipper Snapper Designs... looking all toasty warm... I'm a bit jealous, are you?! :)


Recipe:
Stamps: Cowgirl Up! (Whipper Snapper Designs). Paper: Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Kraft (SU!), Farm Fresh Designer (October Afternoon), White (PTI). Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers, Copic Spica AtYou pens. Other: sewing machine and white thread, Real Red Satin Ribbon (SU!), Scallop Trim Border punch and Scallop Trim corner Punch (SU!), jute (May Arts), button (PTI), dimensionals.