This Little Piggy and last chance for some Blog Candy

Thanks so much Ladies for all of your comments and well wishes!  Each and Every comment made so far for the Blog Candy made me smile!  a BIG Thanks you from the bottom of my heart.  I feel like the most popular stamper in Blogland these past 2 days!  I can’t wait to draw the winner!  

My girlfriend sent a few of these cuttle kids piggies to me for my daughter.  She sleeps with “Piggy” since the day she was born and has a fondness for all kinds of pink Piggies.  Too stinkin’cute!  Thanks Elisabeth we both loved them!


Stamps verve visual (sentiment)

Paper: Stampin Up kraft, black and prints pack in pretty in pink

Ink: black

Accessories:  A good friend who slips really cute stuff in your bag when you exchange stampin goodies over Lunch!  ribbon and a word window punch help too!

a very late color challenge

These were for the Sage shadow, Very Vanilla and Chocolate Chip color challenge ( CC168) on Splitcoaststampers last week.  I made them and forgot to take the picture and post.  I also did the Try a new technique challenge, which was a box with a 3×3 card and envelopes.  Those I hope to post this week.  All Supplies are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

and an alternate version….I left the sentiment off this one so I could use it for any occasion.  Maybe a Sympathy card seems to fit the bill.  

Stamps: Essence of Love

Paper: Sage shadow, Very Vanilla and Chocolate Chip

Ink: Sage shadow, chocolate chip

Accessories:  Hodgepodge hardware, wide chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon, cuttlebug, rectangle nestabilities, sponge, markers in chocolate chip and sage shadow, dazzling diamonds, word window punch, ticket corner punch

Life is good

I love this set because the poodle. I love all things poodle. I have 2! Enough about me, onto the card. Again, stamping the silhouette onto soft sky designer prints paper. This set is fun!


Stamps: She’s All That

Paper: Soft Sky, basic black, designer prints paper

Ink: black

Accessories: Cuttlebug swiss dots, rectangle nestabilities, ticket corner punch, soft sky stitched ribbon, black brads

Eastern Elegance & SCS color challenge

I was saving these big flower rub-ons from the Eastern Elegance set for just the right card. I wasn’t really sure what to do with them until I saw this card by Nancy Riley, who cased it from Jacki Pedro. Not only did I find a great way to use these I also found a good reason to use my pearls from the Pretties kit. this color combo follows the color challenge from Splitcoast 2 weeks ago using Pomegranate, soft sky and black. I really like how these turned out and they look way better in real life! Thanks Nancy & Jackie for the great idea!

Stamps: Short and sweet
Ink: black
paper: soft sky, pomegranate, black
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Pretties Kit, Eastern Elegance Rub-ons, various punches and ribbon.

Wonderful You Birthday

Here is another card I made playing with the brayered sky technique and Emboss resist. For this one I stamped the flowers, colored them pink, then re-colored them with the versamarker (very carefully in the lines) and then they were clear embossed. After all these steps I brayered a few shades of blue (soft sky, bashful and blue bayou) to make the sky and wiped the ink off the flowers. Then I stamped the leaves and colored them with an artichoke marker. the cuttlebug background is tone on tone.

Stamps: Wonderful You, retired hostess label set
Ink: various shades of blue, black
Paper: soft Sky, glossy white card stock, regal rose
accessories: brayer, cuttlebug, styled silver hardware, wide grosgrain ribbon, designer label punch, slot punch

Wedding Announcements

I have been quite a busy paper crafter ….Last week I made my 1st set of Wedding Announcements for a friend. (Congrats Leigh Ann!!) Below is the full set and a close up of the Announcements and the Thanks You notes. The gift bag had matching purple tissue when I gave them to her. These were beautiful in person! The bride to be requested simple, yet elegant.


Stamps: Happy Harmony (retired Sale-a-bration set), inside message was computer generated.

Paper: Lovely Lilac, whisper white
Ink: Basic grey
Accessories: Circle nestabilities, markers for coloring the stamp (lovely lilac and mellow moss) sheer ribbon, cuttlebug, gift bag

total made: 20 each

Monogram Madness

These are some spring Note cards I made using the Just Rite Monograms from this post.

I gave these to my co-workers as a surprise, no reason at all gift.  The main design element is black- to match the ink in the stamp.  

Stamps:  Just Rite Monogram stamper

Ink: Black

Paper: Pretty in Pink, SEI dp, Black, cool Caribbean (retired) 

Accessories:  Various Ribbons from my seriously insane collection!, marvy Punches, ticket corner punch, cuttlebug

Wild about baby

I made these for a friend. She was planning to give them as a shower gift. They are super sweet in person! and were a ton of fun to make!

Inspiration/case can be seen here: Back to Baby


Stamps: Wild About You, small sentiments are from papertrey, grass is from a Lazy Days CTMH set

Ink: bashful blue, certainly celery, black

Paper: Bashful blue, certainly celery, white, Designer paper is from K& Co’s baby boy stack

Accessories: striped ribbon, brads, cuttlebug friend folder, ticket corner punch

Club Card- Spoiler!!!

Here is the card my club members got to make this month. Inside it says, Happy Mother’s Day. I really like this stamp set and I LOVE Swiss dots for the Cuttlebug!!!

NOTE: Purchase this stamp set “Wonderful You ” and get the matching wheel for free! contact me if you would like to place and order. I can ship directly to you door. only until tomorrow!

Stamps: Wonderful you
Ink: Pretty in pink, basic black and river rock
Paper: Pretty in Pink, white, black
Accessories: Pink taffeta ribbon, Cuttlebug Swiss dots, designer label punch, small and large oval punch

Here is a card cased from Debbie Olson of Thinking Inking. This card uses the matching wheel. I pretty much copied the card to a tee! but I used all Stampin Up supplies and changed the sentiment.

I tried and tried to find the card on Debbie’s blog- but I gave up after 40 pages and some searches.

Stamps: Stems & Silhouettes wheel, all holidays, canvas background
Ink: Groovy guava, river rock, artichoke
Paper: vanilla, artichoke, groovy guava
Accessories: none

Would you like to meet a new friend?

Dear Fellow Stampers:

WARNING: I have been playing with a lot of my non-Stampin’ Up stamps. For those of you that follow my blog for SU creations– please stay tuned & we will return to our regular scheduled programs after a few more posts. For those that do (or do not) want to be enabled…you are officially WARNED. (insert evil grin here)

This is Dress Up Lily. I found her from a link that my friend Elisabeth sent me regarding an adorable Poodle set. Knowing that I have 2 standard Poodles in the house, I just has to check it out. Here are the Poodles…. and here is the Dress Up Lily. and be sure to check out the entire website of Pink Cat Studio. Each set has a gallery! and I also have found through blog surfing that there are some really cute creations on Lauren Meader’s Blog as well. I bought this Lily for my daughter. She can dress her up any way she wants when she stamps with me. We made this card together for one of her girlfriends birthday. She picked the colors and accessories, I stamped and assembled. Sometimes she makes her own cards for parties, but for this one we were short on time. Notice the striped dress? all my daughter’s design, which is pretty good since she’s only 5!


Stamps: Dress Up Lily from Pink Cat Studios, hand made oval stamp

Ink: black

Paper: Amethyst, pretty in pink and soft sky

Accessories: cuttlebug birthday, white ribbon, markers and blender pens for coloring, dazzling diamond so she sparkles!