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Monday, May 31, 2010

LPSC70: It's a beautiful skech...

At least I think so! I love this sketch! It's super easy to work with and makes the cutest cards! I do hope you'll play along...there are sooo many posibilities, we would love to see what you come up with! Please check out all the details at the Little Paper Shop Blog! This weeks freebie to one lucky randon winner that plays along with the sketch is Katie Swing.
Here is my card. I used the {I Heart} stamp setand the little tiny birds are from the {Chirp} stamp set. I added the little feet and eye's after I stamped them in cameo coral classic ink. I think they are too stinkin cute! The flower embelishment was made by punching a bunch of starts and then layering them on top of each other, one silk flower and whinestone brad to decorate! This is a relatively simply card, but I love it...the little details of the paper pieced birdhouses and the super cute and tiny rhinestones are a perfect little touch!
Stamps: {Chip} and {I Heart} by Little Paper Shop
Ink: Stazon brown
Paper: Baja Breeze, chocolate chip, cameo coral, PTI white, DP Nook and pantry by Basic Grey
Accessories: fancy scallop punch, watercolor pencils, blender pens, star punch, rhinestone brads, pretties kit, rhinestones, fine tip pen, dimentionals

Here is a picture of the sketch for you...I hope you do play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs and happy Stampin'


Saturday, May 29, 2010

Free for Inspiration

And a bunch of others...this is a card for 4 different challenges. The Free for all Challenge on SCS was to make a card based on something we collect that is not craft related...I collect ladybugs...love them, they are just too cute, so when Little Paper Shop came out with {Little Lady Katie} stamp set I was in heaven! The next challenge is the Inspiration challenge 234 for today, also on SCS, the website today was Crate and Barrell, I was inspired by this piece of art work here. The colors really spoke to me...Love them!

The next challenge is from the Oh Alice challenge blog...todays challenge is to use swirls in your creation! Ohh how I love swirls!

And last but not least Little Paper Shop is also sponsoring the Card Patterns . For both of the last two challenges you have a chance to win a $15 gift certificate...that's $30 up for grabs!

I hope you like my card...I love this stamp! I also used my two way glue pen and went over all the raised image areas that I embossed and added glitter... shine makes everything better!!

Ink: stazon black
Paper: real red, kraft, very vanilla
Accessories: CB embossing folder, big shot, may arts ribbin, glitter, 2 way glue pen, dimentionals, watercolor pencils, blender pen, prima flower, brad button
Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stampin'

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Featured Stamper is none other than...

NCSUNikki...over at Smells Like Homemade...I love Nikki...when we lived in the states we used to stamp together..I love me some Nikki! I miss you girl! Here is a link to her gorgeous card!

I really liked the polka dot motiff, so I picked a dotty paper as well...but instead of using a stamped image I used a sentiment instead...and since I have no polkadotted ribbon, I opted for a nice brown twill...Simple, but gorgeous! I love the rounded edges...too cool, and I like the fact that this isn;t too terribly girly!

Stamps: Best Yet by Stampin' Up!
Ink: Stazon Brown
Paper: Chocolate Chip by SU!, ocean tides by PTI, pantry DP by Basic Grey
Accessories: Ribbon, square punches, corner rounder, glue dots, dimentionals

Now, on a personal note, we have our very first visitor of the season...This is Katie...she's 18 and awesome! She was my flower girl at my wedding and I can not believe she is all grown up! This is a pic of her and my kids at Aptera, it's a Roman ruin in the Island of Crete...we went there today...it's simply gorgeous! Emelia has her nose plugged because she said it was stinky in there. They are standing inside a cistern...it's mostly dry, but the water is a bit stinky!!

Thanks for stopping by...please check out Nikki's Gallery here and play along!

Hugs and happy Stampin'


Monday, May 24, 2010

LPSC69...color my world pink...

and blue...and Kraft! It's a fun color challenge week this week and I know you want to play along...you get FREE goodies! Check out all the details over at the Little Paper Shop Blog! That is also the happenin' place to check out all the rest of the DT's creations and to enter your own gorgeous stuff!
I know you want to used those colors to make something pretty!

For todays colors I choose to make a 3-D project...cuz they are so darn cute, plus it gave me an excuse to make cupcakes! YUMMY!!!! I even made my own frosting! I know, I'm kool! Like old Skool cool!!! Now if you want this knarly template just head on over to Creations By AR to download your own! (Look in the Cut Files section on the right) Plus if you are nifty enough to own a cricut, pazzel or another template cutting machine that hooks up to your comp, you can get it to do the work for you...ME!! I had had to do it the old fashion way...scissors! No worries, no blisters were formed in the making of this project :)

The stamp sets I used for this project are called {Everyday} and {Endless Arrangements}. I love both of these sets, but I especially love the font of the sentiment...sooooo pretty!

This is also for the COLOR THROWDOWN challenge...YEAHH!!!


Stamps: {Everyday} and {Endless Arrangements} by Little Paper Shop

Ink: Stazon black, craft tempting turquoise, craft pixie pink

Paper: Kraft, vanilla by PTI and Designer paper by Basic Grey

Accessories: scalloped oval punch, fancy scallop punch. rhinestone brads, felt flowers, nail jewels (yes, I said nail jewels, when you live on an Island that hasn't yet discovered paper crafting, you'll get your embelishments however you can!)

Now I know you want to play along, so get out your blue, kraft and pink and get a craftin'!

Thanks for stoppin' by!

Happy Stampin'


Thursday, May 20, 2010

Taylored Mad...

for plaid that is! I used the fabby Challenge sketch 113 over at Taylored Expressions to make my card today and I used the Mad for plaid challenge that Whimsie Doodles has issued over at Paper Craft Planet! This is also my second entry for thre Your Next Sstamp Challenge 16 to pop it up, cut it out. And last, but certainly now least, Treehouse stamps has a challenge to make a manly card...I think this fits the bill!

This is actually a large card...it measures 5.5 inches square, but I love it and it pretty much rocks! I added crystal effects to the legs and some of the arm rolls to add dimention and the appearance of luxury to the card. The ribbon treatment was for the fringe challenge over at the Spotted Canary Foru,...I simple added adhesive to the back of some chocolate twill tape and the cut small pieces of the same ribbon and adhered them to the long piece...I think it looks pretty cool!

I guess I should of added some sort of something where the gussetted buttons are, but I just realized I didn't just now looking at it...ohh well, such is life! LOL

For the floor I simply sponged it with a brown craft pad and then used a fine line pen and drew the lines with a straight edge. For the wall I sponged with a gable green craft pad and sponge and then added the wallpaper dots...I think it looks pretty cool!


Stamps: Have a Seat by Whimsie Doodles and {Father} by Little Paper Shop

Paper: White and Kraft by PTI, Junebug designer paper by Basic Grey

Ink: Stazon Black, craft Chocolate Chip, craft gable Green

Accessories: twill ribbon, coluzzle circle cutter, micro-fine pen

Thank you sooo much for stopping by!

Stamp Happy,


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

I'm top Crop...I'm top Crop!

Over at Taylored Expressions I was picked as one of the top 5 Top Crop...what an honor! Thank you sooo much Taylor for selecting my card!

You can see my original post here...Thanks for looking, and putting up with my self gushing!!

Have a great day and happy Stampin'

Monday, May 17, 2010


I know...scary stuff to scrapapage...especially when you haven't scrapped in eons...just keep putting it off to make cute cards...suz they are WAY faster than a scrapbook page! Sheesh, Okay okay I'll start making pages again! YIKES! But not today...well I made a page...it's just a tiny page...it measures 5.5 square and it's on a card front so that I could photo it properly...those pages are tricky aren't they!

So this is a page from 3 years ago at my sister's wedding...my son was one of the ring bearers and he was NOT happy about taking pictures...he was only 3...my sister, who is beautiful and gracious took it with such ease and was not even mad...she is beautiful inside and out!

Isn't she stunning! I love the flowers too...a simple bouquet, but stunning, the pearl pins in the roses made them look exquisite! His little face is precious and I am thankful to have captured this moment on film!


Stamps: {a Dream} By Little Paper Shop

Paper: Raspberry fizz and white by PTI, DP is junebug by Basic Grey

Ink: stazon black

Accessories: big shot, sizzix embossing plate, nestabilities labels 4, grosgrain ribbon

Simple and elegant...I love how the DP is on an angle and the picture is going the opposite way...

This card is also for the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge (FTTC66) to use a picture in your card or use real picture paper...I might just leave it as a card and send it to her for her anniversary in August!

Don't forget to stop by the Little Paper Shop Blog and see what the rest of the DT has come up with...and to play along for your chance to win some FREE goodies from Little Paper Shop!

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stampin'


Friday, May 14, 2010

Seeing a spot...Spotlight

I'm hosting the Free 4 All Challenge on SCS today and since I haven't done spotlighting in a while I though that would be something fun for us to do!

I love the spotlighting technique because when you have a large image that needs to be colored it can seem a little overwhelming, but if you choose a little section to color then it's not as daunting!

I love how this card turned out...all the white space looks cool and I think the little colored circle looks pretty awesme too! I got the cool trim downtown at a trim shop (because everything is separated here...there is no one store for all your sewing needs, you have to go to 5 different ones to get everything :) The little jewels I got at on impulse when I bought something else and they were super cheap...so I added it to the cart about a year ago and haven't done anything with them until now! LOL I'm such a hoarder!

Here is a closer view, it doesn't look lined up from this angel but it really is! LOL Ohhh I was pretty excited, I colored the cupcake with my very own Copic markers...I only have 8 but it's a start! LOL

The inside reads "Fun, happy Birthday"

This card is also for a couple of challenges.

First the challenge over at Your Next Stamp Blog to Cut it out and pop it up

and next the sketch challenge over at 2sketches4you Sketch #52 by Kazan


Stamps: Cupcake Cutie by Your Next Stamp, sentiment from the beach Jenna Set By Little Paper Shop

Ink: Stazon black

Paper: tangerine tango, yo yo yellow, PTI white, Lime Rickey DP by Basic Grey

Accessories: trim, flat colored shells, gold thread, glitter, circle punches, copic markers, glitter, scalloped punch, watercolor pencils, blender pens

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stampin and I hope you play along with us!


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Where the Heart wants...

I love love love this sentiment! I love that it's sooo versatile and that it can be used for a graduation or a wedding! Today I'm using it for a wedding...made it for a girl that is getting married at the end of the month...she leaves Friday am to get all the final prep stuff done and she had a little shower today!

I used the sketch over at Splitcoaststampers and this card came together easy peasy! The papers we're pre-glittered...I love glittered paper packs! This one is from the Garden party pack from DCWV and it simply devine! For my main leaf image, I simply stamped the image with versamark ink and then used heat and stick powder added glitter...simple!
Ink: versamark, stazon black
Paper:shimmery white, DCWV garden party, baja breeze
Accessories:fancy scallop punch, rhinestones, glitter, heat n stick powder, heat gun
Thank you sooo much for stopping by! I pray you have a blessed day!
Hugs and happy stampin'

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Whimsied Hope

Hey all...most of you don't know, but one of my best friends was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor...it's about the size of a baseball and they aren't sure yet weather it's benin or malignant...so I made her a card...I love this set by Whimsie Doodles...ists super cute and super fun! I hope she loves it...Please keep her and her husband in your prayers! Her name is Danielle!

I printed the image on PTI white and then colored it with watercolor pencils and my blender pens...can't leave home without them! I then re-preinted the image on computer paper and the added some DP over my image and ran it through the printer again...this time it prints on the DP and I am still able to paper piece with my Digi images!!!
The is a challenge right now over at the Whimsie Doodle Blog to make a card using one of their images...so this is perfect timing! You have until Wednesday to enter...big HUGE prize!
This is also for the sketch challenge over at the Just Christmas and Birthday Cards blog.
And last but not least this is also for the female oriented challenge over at No time to stamp challenge

Stamps: Hope Fights by Whimsie Doodles
Ink: Craft only orange
Paper: Nook and Pantry by Basic Grey, PTI Kraft and white
Accessories: organdy ribbon, linnen thread, dimentionals, 3/4 inch square punch, fancy scalloped edge, brown pen, paper snips, watercolor pencils, blender pens
Thanks for stoppping by!
Happy Stampin'

Monday, May 10, 2010

LPS Preview and Blog hop!!!

Hey hey hey, I am a total dork and totally messed up yesterday! I should not of posted that father stamp set...I should of previewed Beach Jena...you can go to the LPS blog and see the awesome creations made with her here!

I hope you have joined me from Julie E's Blog...if now and you would like to start at the beginning please start at the Little Paper Shop Blog and hop along with us! You have a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to the Little Paper Shop store!!!

This card was also made for Monday's CAS challenge on SCS...it was a sketch challenge and I lvoe the simplicuty! For the stars I simply punched out a star to use as a template and paper pierced it on the card...too cool I think! LOL but maybe that's just me! hehehe
Stamps: Father by Little Paper Shop (available tomorrow)
ink: Stazon Brown
Paper: Kraft, ballet blue and OLD su! designer paper
Accessories: star punch, paper piercing kit

Your next stop along the way is Heather's blog...have fun and comment away!

Today we have a lot going on...not only do we have a blog hop, but we also have a color challenge...lots of chances to win many yummy prizes...make sure to comment on ALL the DT blogs for your chance to win!

Thanks for stopping by! And be on the lookout for another card from me with these yummy colors! Thanks and have a wonderful day!

Happy Stampin'


Sunday, May 9, 2010

Father Preview for Little Paper Shop

This is a pre-view of the AWESOME new set to celebrate all the Dad's out there...I have to admit, I'm not the best at making "guy cards...so there is my disclainer! That being said I kinda like it!
I used the sketch from Taylored experessions and I added the star on impulse!
Now if you go and comment on ALL the DT blogs you will get entered in a drawing for a FREE $10 GC from the shop! I know you're excited!
So hope on over to the Little Paper Shop blog and start commenting away!!!
Hugs and happy Stampin'

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!!!

This is post #2...please scroll down for Little Paper Shop Preview Day one!!!

Mother's day is just around the corner...but it's not too late to whip these little cuties up for a special treat for a friend, neighbor or co-worker!

These are super simple to make and the poem is super cute too! Let me know if you need the file...I have it so you can print 25 on one sheet of CS!

The Poem reads:

Happy Mother's Day!

A spoonful of love and a couple of wishes, that you enjoy your Mother's Day kisses!

Cute huh!

Anywho, enjoy!


Stamps: { Flourished Dove }By Little Paper Shop

Paper: Gable Green, PTI vanilla

Ink: craft gable green

Accessories: printer, nestabilities, grosgrain ribbon, tulle,

1/8 inch hole punchplastic spoons

Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to comment on the Little Paper Shop May Preview post to be entered to win a $10 GC to the LPS store...start with the Little Paper Shop Blog!

Hugs and happy stampin'


Day one of LPS May Pre-views

Howdy howdy my friends! Today is day one of Little Paper Shop previews and it starts with this awesome set called {Jena Bee} and it is just too darn cute! I am lovin her wings and her fun antenae, not to mention her super cute dress and fun sentiments...did I mention that this set is only $8!!! Ohh yeah, you better get your wallets ready my friends!
Stamps: {Bumble Bee Jenna} by LPS avail. May 11th
Ink: stazon black
Paper: PTI white, so saffron
Accessories: mini glue dots, fancy border punch, grosgrain ribbon,
DD glitter, water color pencils, blender pens
NOW, If you would like to get this set for absolutely FREE, just leave me a comment here and on the rest of the Little Paper Shop Design team blogs and a winner will be choosen on monday for a FREE mini set of your choice...an $8 value!

Tasha Beasley
Bonnie Sharp
Allison Filo
Kelly Booth

Julie Lacy
Julie Elak
Silvia Mabie <-- that's me! :)
Heather Lee-Reppen
Ann Kranitz
Jen Greco
Pam Varnell

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy the eye candy on the rest of the Dt blogs!

Happy Stampin'


Thursday, May 6, 2010

Belated Mom...

I know it's not late yet, but it will be once it's sent! Especially since it has to go all the way to the states from Greece and it hasn't even made it into the hands of the person that asked me to make it for them! LOL

This card actually looks WAY better in real life...the flower color ACTUALLY matches the CS...but such is life, I'm out of daylight now so there will be no better pic today!

I made this card for a fun sketch challenge over at Stretch N Bubbles Sketch 5 challenge and one last entry for The Stamp Simply 137 challenge to use flowers...Found here!

This pic shows a closeup of the flower...I love how it shines with a hint of glitter...and really, the color matches soooo much better in real life!
I should also mention that on the sentiment on inside is from a set called {Bound by the Heart} and it reads...
"A child and a Mother never
truly part-Bound in the beating of each other's heart"
Which I also found fitting since this card is being sent to a mom who is faraway from her son!


Stamps: {Floral Frenzy} and {Bound By the Heart} both by Little Paper Shop

Paper: Baja Blue, raspberry fizz and white by PTI. DP by Basic Grey

Ink: black stazon

Accessories: watercolor pencils, blender pen, 2-way glue pen,

glitter, big shot, olivia CB alphabet, fancy border punch,

rhinestones, pink leather, black gingham ribbon

Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs and happy Stampin'


Monday, May 3, 2010

Hold my hand Mommy!

Here is another card for me today! I love the Technique lovers challenge and how could I resist when todays technique 271 was to use vellumn today...I haven't used mine in AGES! So I went ahead and played along! This is also for the CAS 65 challenge May flowers and or Mother's day...boy am I rolling challenges into one card!

This is also for Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge 111 and for the Curtain Call ACT 28 challenge to use the colors Kraft, rose red, white and now quite navy

Here is a close up of the sentiment...it sits on the inside of the card...I love how this looks!
The sentiment is just incredible! It's by Little Paper Shop from the stamp set {Bound by the Heart}... go check it out...aren't the sentiments just amazing! I lovey this set!

Stamps: {Bound by the Heart by Little Paper Shop
Ink: Stazon black, rose red
Paper: Kraft, white, rose red, not quite navy, vellumn
Accessories: big shot, EB folder, paper piercing tool, lace, fancy scallop border punch, triple heart punch, rich regals brads (do you know how long I've had these? I'm such a pack rat!) Nestabilities, leather cord

Thank you sooo much for stopping by!
Happy Stampin'

LPSC66 Flower Seeds...

Todays challenge over at the Little Paper Shop Blog is a fun sketch!

Check out the little Paper Shop Blog for the rest of the design teams creations!

I'll be back later with all the details...in a tad bit of a hurry this am!

Hugs and Happy Stampin'