Friday, March 30, 2012

To a Beautiful Friend

HELLO WEEKEND!!  I've missed you. 

After work I raced to get all of my nasty have-to-stuff done and over the past couple of hours I've been piddling away in my craft room to some great music and having a blast.

This PSX stamp is about a ga-zillion years old but I've been going through a lot of my old stamps lately and selling them locally.  Thought I'd use it one more time before someone bought it!!

Sentiment is from a beautiful MFT friendship set.  The paper is also a bit of a dinasaur... I've had it for years and was thrilled when I came across it in my scrap drawer.  Love the roses and the aged look.

Coloured with Copics, used my Romantic Rectangles Spellbinder die, MFT flourish die, Martha Stewart butterfly punch & another Spellbinder border die.  Ribbon, sewing, mini brads and a little distressing... all the while I was de-stressing.  lol.

Well that's it for now!  Hope you all have great weekends planned!

Thursday, March 29, 2012


"Nothing is impossible to a willing heart."

Love this quote - picked up the free digi from Create with TLC.  Paper is MME Dilly Dally and the cool fence border was made using Becca Feeken's tutorial for linear punches. 

Love this paper... going to be a few more cards coming with this... he,he.

Well I've got a banana bread in the oven, laundry in the wash and supper on the stove.  Off to see my nieces in a couple of hours... wish the weather was nicer; they love the park.


Monday, March 26, 2012

Blessed by Your Friendship

Hey Bloggers!  Tonight I've been experimenting a little with my new Classic Decorative Inserts from Spellbinders.  The leaf die is also Spellbinder.  The flourish is a Sizzix & the rose centers are MFT.

Paper is a Jillibean Soup (that I've been hoarding... love it).  Both sentiments (inside & out) are from an MFT set.  Little pink flowers were sent by a dear friend... they sparkle.

Well for someone who didn't manage a card all weekend, I surprised myself considering it's Monday!  

Monday, March 19, 2012

Breathe Deep

Love this pretty quote (digi) from Create with TLC.  This card was a chance to use my new Romantic Rectangles from Spellbinders and also the new Edgeabilities "Classic Decorative Inserts One". 

Image is stamped an MFT set, "Spring" and the flourish die cut is also from My Favorite Things.  I finished the inside and stamped the bird with Close to Cocoa, stamping first on scrap to get rid of the excess ink and then again on the white cardstock.

With today off to make a long weekend, you'd think I would have made more cards then just this one... but I've been on an organizing-spring-clean in my condo and today with the beautiful weather it was so nice to have all the windows open and the sun shining in... even gave me more energy!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Sweet Sarah Turns Five

My little niece Sarah turns 5 today and she is in full birthday mode.  Birthday breakfast with presents, then birthday fun at the Mall, followed by The Lorax (Dr. Suess) at the movies... then birthday cake and more presents after supper.  Then a nap... for me, not

I thought this sweet image by Mo Manning went well the the Verve sentiment "Big Wish" that I placed on the inside:

DP is all American Crafts.  Die cuts are from Spellbinders & MFT.  Love that #5 from MFT !!  She's extremely proud of her age today - so fun to see.  The pink sparkle flourish I found at the Dollar Store.

Gotta Run........... can't be late for Dr. Seuss! 

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Keeping it Simple

Isn't there a lot of truth to this? 

Found this quote on TLC Creations (freebie) and added some blue/green highlights with my Copics. 

I used the MME Dilly Dally DP and my Spellbinder Fleur de Lis die to layer.  A little stitching, some sparkle, pearls & ribbon... and it's done.

Kept the inside simple:

Back soon... I feel a "card weekend" coming on.........  8)

Wednesday, March 07, 2012


I searched through my sentiments for something that would go with this image.  I was looking for something like, 'keep on trying' or 'here's a leg up' or something equally corny... lol.  Anyway, I couldn't find anything.  I think I'll just put this one in my Etsy store as a blank card and it can be used for whatever someone chooses.  If you think of something - let me know!!


Paper is a mixture of MME Dilly Dally & Pebbles Floral Lane.  I used my new MFT Notebook Edge die - love this one - you can use both sides of what you cut... easy peasy.  The rolled flower is also from MFT.  The image of course is Mo Manning and I used my Copics to colour it up.

So if you think of a good sentiment or caption, let me know, k?! 

Monday, March 05, 2012


This little Lily of the Valley stamp just steals my heart!  Isn't she adoreable?!  She's coloured up with Copics and I've cut her out with my circle SB just slightly to the left so I could add the Verve sentiment under the flowers.

I was finally able to get my hands on this new MME "Dilly Dally" - love it!  My local stamp store got a portion of their order in, so I wasn't able to get it all (yet).  Love the wood grain.  The rolled flowers were made from an MFT die, leaves were made with a MS punch. 

Off to do my nieces birthday card - she's going to be 5 and she's beyond adoreable... so I'm going to have to UP the cuteness level on that one.  lol