Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Beauty in Bloom

This is another of the cards that I did while we spent the weekend in Vermont stamping. When I saw this flower in my LSS I fell in love with it. I love to garden and spent the whole day yesterday outside getting my gardens in tiptop shape. It didn't hurt that I had my son and husband out there with me digging up and moving plants where I wanted them, prepping the beds for new plants and cleaning up after me! This card reminds me of my flowers!
The stamp is one of the new ones from Cornish Heritage Farms. I colored it with Copics in my favorite colors and brushed on Stickles with a brush so I had a hint of sparkle on the flower. I also used my favorite paper from Magenta, it has soft blues, purples and a touch of yellow, pink and green in it. I added the pearl strand for just a touch of elegance.
Stamps: Cornish Heritage Farms, Hero Arts
Paper: SU Bliss Blue, Lavender Lace, Neenah white and DP Magenta
Ink: Memento black and Copics
Accessories: Nesties, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Stickles, SU corner punch, Misc brads, Michaels ribbon, Joanns Pearl ribbon
Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you stop by again soon.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Life is Sweet!

The weather today in New England is soooo beautiful! Not too hot or cold. Tomorrow and Friday is another matter. It is suppose to be in the 90's. It makes for a miserable day inside school, we have no AC only a few fans. I will definitely be stopping by my favorite ice cream stand on my way home! This card that I made in Vermont made me think of eating ice cream on a hot day. My friend Pia let me use her really cute Craft Lounge stamps to make this. She has lots of their wonderful stamps and I just couldn't resist stamping a bunch of them, thanks Pia!!!

I am not one to do a lot of cutting but these stamps definitely look cute cut out and popped up. The sundae was colored to look like the glass is frosted but when I took the pic of it I couldn't get it to show up, go figure. All three treats have Crystal Effects on the fudge sauce and I colored sprinkles on them. What is ice cream without all the extras right? I hope this card makes you think of your favorite treat and how you deserve one!

Stamps: Craft lounge
Paper: SU Choc. Chip and DP Basic Grey (I think)and Bo Bunny
Ink: SU Close to Cocoa, Copics
Accessories: Nesties, Crystal Effects, Michaels ribbon and misc. brads

Thanks for stopping by to see what I have created. Thank you for your wonderful comments, I really appreciate them.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Crazy For Ants!!!!! 3CTC13

This is a High Hopes stamp that I fell in love with because it makes me think of my son, Bryan. He is a landscaper that has his own business and is always working around our house trying to fit our yard into his busy days. He lives in his workboots and they are never tied all the way so they look just like the ones on this cute ant. Bryan, like this ant, loves to be outside and so he always has a smile on his face while he's working. I couldn't resist making the ant blue, my favorite color to use!

I am using this card for Kerry's challenge this week, 3CTC13, make a card that has flowers on it. I made this card when we were up in Vermont and just never got around to posting it. Since it is going to be a busy week at school I decided this card would work since it has a flower as an embellishment.

Peggy and I went to the CK convention in NH Sat. and I bought LOTS of stuff. It was a good convention this year. Basic Grey has a lot of really pretty 6x6 packs. I bought 6 of them there along with 16 more Copics because they were a great price, too good to pass up. I use so much of the BG paper, like on this card. I love that the designs are sized small for cards. If you ever get the chance to go to a convention you really should go, they can be very inspiring, lots of make and takes and you meet some really nice people. Beware though they also take all your money like it did for Peggy and I yesterday. We are going to Springfield, MA to a stamping convention in the beginning of June, guess I should save some money quick!

Stamps: High Hopes, phrase unknown
Paper: SU More Mustard, DP Basic Grey and SU
Ink: SU Bashful Blue, Memento Black, Copics
Accessories: Nesties, white Signo pen, Cloud Maker, Prima flower, CTMH flowers, Hero Art jewel brad and misc. colored brads

Peggy and I have a few more of these cute ants from High Hopes so you will see more of them as soon as I can get some cards made using them!
Thanks you for your comments they are truly appreciated.
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Thursday, May 14, 2009


I hope everyone is having a good week. At school we just finished the state mandated MCAS testing. If you ask anyone at school they will tell you that they are so glad it is over for another year! We are now down to the countdown of 30 school days and we will have the summer vacation break, YEAH!!!! Then I will have lots of time to make cards, work in my garden and keep my house clean.

This card was made with one of my new Sugar Nellie stamps. I wanted Daisy the most of any of the stamps I ordered. She is so fun to color with Copics. When I finished her I wanted to do something different with the image so I decided to put her behind the circles instead on top of them. The card looked plain so I decided to use my Rubber Stamp Tapestry set and make a wreath of sorts around her. I like the way it came out except I wish I made the top layer Cool Caribbean instead of Lavender Lace. I think the flowers would have shown up more. Next time I will remember that. I also pulled it apart a few times to add DP on the bottom and punch the corners. I had too much time in Vermont to keep trying to make it better. The wreath around Daisy and the ring of flowers in her hair have lots of Stickles on them to make the card sparkle!

Anyone that knows me also knows I always have to have words of some sort on the front of my cards. This one doesn't because I just can't seem to decide what I want the card to say. Has this happened to anyone else? I have gotten use to looking at it without one but I am sure before I give to someone the right words will come to me. Thank goodness she is cute enough not to need words though.

Stamps: Sugar Nellie, Rubber Stamp Tapestry
Paper: SU Cool Carribean, Lavendar Lace, Neenah white and DP Magenta
Ink: Various SU colors, Memento black and Copics
Accessories: MS butterfly punch, SU punch, Nesties, Stickles, Michaels pearl stickers, JoAnns pearl ribbon and Michaels ribbon

I hope you like my Daisy and come back soon to see the other Sugar Nellies that I have been working with.
Thanks for looking,

Monday, May 11, 2009

Happy Mother's Day, 3CTC12

This is the Mother's Day card that I made for my mother. It was not the card that I planned to give her but as usual I waited til the last minute to finish my card and when I went to match the paper to the image that I colored it looked horrid together. The more I tried to match it the worse it got. I finally gave up and started from scratch and this is what I ended up with. My mom likes simple things so I tried to keep this as simple as I could and still be happy with it. I am glad she really liked it when I gave it to her yesterday.
I also made this card for Kerry's Thursday Challenge, 3CTC12, A Mother's Day card with lace or ribbon. The heart was made with two different Rubber Stamp Tapestry sets so I could try to match the DP behind it. The word MOM was spelled out with My Just Rite rectangle block set.
The heart is also dotted with Stickles so it really sparkles IRL. I even decorated the inside after Kerry convinced me that it makes the card look finished.
Stamps: Rubber Stamp Tapestry, Just Rite
Paper: SU Lovely Lilac, Old Olive, Neenah white and DP Basic Grey
Ink: SU Lovely Lilac, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Lavendar Lace, Old Olive
Accessories: MS punch, SU punch, Dew Drops, Stickles, Misc. brads and unknown ribbon
I hope you enjoyed looking at my Mother's Day card. I love stamping with these little peg stamps so I will have many more cards with them in the future.
Thanks for stopping by.
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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Laugh, Share, and Love TSSC68

I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day! The weather today in New England is beautiful. It was warm and breezy with lots of sun, a perfect day! I worked out in the yard for a while then came in to post this card before I forgot again! I finished it a few days ago and was so busy that I kept forgetting to take a pic and post it. I remembered this morning right before I went to my mother's to see her for Mother's Day. Tomorrow starts a new sketch for Mary Jo so it was now or never. This is sketch TSSC68, and it was a really easy sketch to do I thought.
I used my favorite DP from SU. This flower stamp was one that I just bought at my LSS right before we left for Vermont. I just never got around to using it that weekend. I loved it the minute I saw it, I also loved all the other stamps I treated myself to for our weekend of stamping. I should have known I wouldn't get around to using all of them right away.
Stamps: Great Impressions, PSX
Paper: SU Choc. Chip, DP SU
Ink: Baja Breeze, Copics
Accessories: Stickles, Misc. brads and Michaels ribbon
Thanks for looking, I hope you liked my interpretation of this week's sketch.
Please come back soon to see what I have been creating,

Saturday, May 9, 2009

High Hopes Bubbles

I really like High Hope stamps but when we were putting in our latest HH order I fell in love with this little girl blowing bubbles!!!! She was the first stamp on my list. Luckily our order came right before we left for Vermont so I was thrilled that I would be making a card with her while I was up there.
I have come to realize that I am buying more and more cute stamps. Before I don't think I leaned toward these types of stamps but since I have started coloring almost everything with Copics they just seem like perfect match that I really like. I also used my cloud maker for the back round so that when I colored and Stickled the bubbles it would really show up. I painted the Stickles on with a paint brush so they would only be a thin coat and sparkle a little like the sun hitting them. I can see me using this stamp a lot, she was so much fun to color. I may even put some Flower Soft on the grass so that she looks like she is sitting in a field of wild flowers. I heated the ribbon so that it would curl up and give it a rippled look. I am always trying not to get in a rut by doing every card the same.

Stamps: High Hopes, Rubber Stamp Tapestry (I think)
Paper: SU Lavender Lace CS, DP SU
Ink: SU Bashful Blue, Lavender Lace, Copics
Accessories: MS Punch, Nesties, Cuttlebug Embossing folder, cloud maker, Stickles, Misc. brads and Michaels ribbon
I hope that you liked what I did with this card. Thanks for looking at my creations, it is very much appreciated.
Have a wonderful Mother's Day tomorrow!
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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

3CTC11, Simple Pleasures

This is another card that I made while we were up in Vermont. I finished it about 1am Sunday morning. I wasn't going to bed until it was done. I think this was one of the few cards I finished and didn't pull apart later because I wanted to tweak it trying to make it better. I made this card for Kerry's Thursday challenge, 3CTC11. This week it was a sketch challenge that was a lot of fun to do. Every week Kerry's challenges are great.

This wagon is a new stamp from Great Impressions. As soon as I saw it I fell in love with it and ordered it right on the spot. The image was colored with Copics and then I added Flower Soft to some of the flowers. I love using Flower Soft. After thr flower soft was dry I added some stickles to the flowers to make them sparkle. It doesn't show up in the pic but in real life it looks like the sun bouncing off the inside of the wagon. I didn't even think about making the card any color but blue since it is my favorite color to work with. I can see me using this wagon a lot!

Stamps: Great Impressions, CTMH
Paper: SU Bliss Blue, Basic Grey, Neenah white and DP SU
Inks: Copics
Accessories: Nesties, Flower Soft, Stickles, white pen and misc. brads

I hope you like this card and it gives you some inspiration in your own papercrafting. If you have a minute I would love to know what you think of it.

Thanks for looking,

Sugar Nellie Growing Love!

It feels like it has been forever since I have posted. Our stamping weekend in Vermont was fantastic! Lots of friends, laughing, great food and creativity among all the stampers and scrapers. We even managed to leave the inn long enough to hit the LSS for a 25% off everything in the store sale!
Before I left for the weekend my sister Peggy and I bought lots of new Sugar Nellie, High Hopes
and Great Impressions stamps. I got lots of cards made over the weekend so I have lots to post. This first card was one of my favorites. I love this Sugar Nellie and when I was making it my friend Kristen had the perfect back round paper for it! The paper definitely was the perfect finishing touch for this card.
Stamps: Sugar Nellie, Rubber Stamp Tapestry
Paper: SU Choc Chip, DP Basic Grey
Inks: Copics, Memento black
Accessories: Nesties, CTMH flowers and pin, Stickles, Michaels ribbon and misc. brads
Thank for stopping by to see my card. Please check back often I have lots of new creations to post from this stamping vacation. I am off to school so I won't be late!