Sunday, February 20, 2011

Thank You

Hi there! Did you notice that I blogged every single day this week? That never happens, but I thought I would give it a shot. I did it!

I made this card last week for a very sweet teacher at school who left us a table of goodies on Valentine's Day in our Parent Involvement Center. We are spoiled at school; teachers and staff are very welcoming. I need to make more cards to have on hand to thank them for their acts of kindness.

This card is also for the Papertrey Ink Make It Mondays #2: Vellum Sentiment Strip challenge. I stamped the thank you sentiment on vellum and embossed it with white embossing powder. I wrapped the edges of the vellum around the pink patterned paper. With a craft knife, I cut tiny slits into the pink paper to add the ribbon. I added the pink layer to the card base with dimensional adhesive.

Thanks for stopping by!

Card Ingredients
Stamps: Big & Bold Wishes (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: white (Papertrey Ink), Dear Lizzy Enchanted paper (American Crafts), vellum (The Paper Palette)
Ink: VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Tools: heat tool, Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers)
Other: Whisper White ribbon (Stampin' Up), foam tape (3M), white embossing powder, vellum adhesive (Scotch)
Card Size: 5.5" square

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Another Fan of Baker's Twine

This morning I got an email from Grace at Sense and Simplicity. She was creating a blog post about bakers's twine and she asked if she could include this card in her blog post. Here's her blog post: Pining for Twine. Thanks, Grace!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Happiness is Being Loved

I'm so happy it's Friday. The Little Guy doesn't have school next week, so I look forward to some free time.

Here's the the last card I made for the PSA Essentials Love Blog Hop last week. This card features ribbons from Reasonable Ribbons, bling from Prima, and the stamps from PSA Essentials.

Have a good weekend!

Card Ingredients
Stamps: Smirk Kiss Me Now (PSA Essentials)
Paper: kraft (CA Paper Goods), white (Papertrey Ink), Chocolate Chip (Stampin’ Up)
Ink: Espresso Brown (PSA Essentials)
Tools: 1” circle punch (Stampin’ Up), 1 1/16” circle punch (Marvy), 1.75” circle punch (Stampin’ Up)
Other: ribbons (Reasonable Ribbons), foam tape (3M), pearls (Prima), 450 Quick Dry Adhesive (Helmar)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Pink Heart Love

Here's a card I really enjoyed making. It's full of flower goodies from Prima Marketing. I really love the Restoration paper collection from Crate Paper. I colored the ribbon with a Yellow Copic marker in order for it to coordinate with the card.

Gotto run! It's raining like crazy here and I have to take the older car in for a smog check.

Stamps: Love Birds (PSA Essentials)
Paper: Lemon Tart (Papertrey Ink), doily (recycled item from my garage), Restoration paper collection (Crate Paper)
Ink: Memento Rick Cocoa (Tsukineko)
Tools: Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers)
Other: 450 Quick Dry Adhesive (Helmar), pink flowers (Prima), Copic Marker (RV13 & Y21), ribbon (Reasonable Ribbon)

  1. Make card from cardstock. Adhere patterned paper and round the bottom corners.
  2. Hand sketch a larger heart from cardstock & glue flowers to it (remove wire stems from flowers first).
  3. Use a Copic marker to dye ribbon if it doesn’t match with your project. Simply “color” on top of the ribbon and allow it to dry.
  4. Trim the edges from a doily and glue to a cardstock scrap.
  5. Tie ribbon bow around front flap.
  6. Stamp sentiment and color heart with Copic marker.
  7. Attach large heart to card front.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Butterfly Love

Hi there!

Here's another card I made for the PSA Essentials Love Blog Hop last week. I loved using all the Prima goodies I received (Prima Marketing was part of the blog hop). The card started with a Lemon Tart card base from Papertrey Ink. I rubbed Fresh Snow ink on the edges of the card. I found a little bag of doilies in the garage when we cleaned up a few weeks ago, so I used one here. I added the Prima pearls next. I used some new Helmar adhesive (I wasn't familiar with this Australian company before) to attach the butterflies to the card. I stamped the sentiment on another doily, so the papers would match (even though they don't seem to match in my photo). I used a punch to cut out the sentiment and added heavier cardstock behind the doily before adding it to the card.

I kept the Little Guy home again today since he still had a fever last night. This kid normally plays with Legos every single day! He didn't touch them yesterday. He took a long nap and then fell asleep in my arms for a bit too. I'm hoping he's better today so he can go back to school tomorrow.

Hope you're doing well in your part of the world. Adios!

Card Ingredients
Stamps: Love Birds (PSA Essentials)
Paper: Lemon Tart (Papertrey Ink), doilies (recycled item from my garage)
Ink: Espresso Brown (PSA Essentials), Fresh Snow (Papertrey Ink)
Tools: Modern Label punch (Stampin’ Up)
Other: Zapdots (Helmar), butterflies (Prima), pearls (Prima), 450 Quick Dry Adhesive (Helmar)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Happy Birthday, Dad!

I have a sick kid home from school today with a fever and a sore throat, but I wanted to post this card. Today is my dad's birthday. This card didn't get to him in time, so I wanted to show it here.

The sentiment is a combination of a Stampin' Up stamp and alphabet stamps from Lawn Fawn. I did add a comma after "happy birthday", but I took this photo before doing that addition.

Thanks for stopping by and I'm hoping you manage to stay healthy during this cold and flu season.

Card Ingredients
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes (Stampin' Up), Just My Type, Jessie's ABCs (Lawn Fawn)
Paper: white, kraft (CA Paper Goods)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Tools: Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers)
Other: Colored Pencils, Diamond Glaze (JudiKins), foam tape (3M)

Monday, February 14, 2011

A Baker's Twine Heart

I wish you all a very Happy Valentine's Day!

I love baker's twine! I'm sure you've noticed. I could use it on every project. I searched the Silhouette Studio store to find a design where I could wrap a lot of baker's twine on a heart shape.

The pre-printed card base is from A Muse. I picked it up on my travels to Seattle in November. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up.
I found this heart in the Silhouette Studio store and downloaded it. I only cut the outer layer. I threaded the baker's twine on a needle and threaded a double strand of twine into each hole. I added some mini beads to the card base and rounded the corners of the card.

I mailed this card to my parents. 

Tip: To make mailing this type of "bumpy" card easier, you can insert the card into the envelope inside out. The recipient might think "what the heck?" when they open the envelope, but you can warn them ahead of time. You can also cover the card with a sheet of cardstock before inserting it into the envelope.

Have a great one and thanks for stopping by! 

Friday, February 11, 2011

Red Rose Heart-Shaped Flower

Hi there! If you are interested in winning over $500 of product, please go to the 1st Annual Love Blog Hop at PSA Stamp Camp today!

Here's one of the 4 cards I made for the PSA Essentials Blog Hop. A few weeks ago, I was sent a box with so many lovely products to work with: Prima Marketing flowers, Helmar adhesives, and ribbons from Reasonable Ribbons. My goodness, does Prima make the most gorgeous flowers! I punched out a red heart shape and glued red roses to the cardstock (I first trimmed off the wire stems). The ribbons I had been sent were all brown, taupe, and tan colored, so I used a green Copic marker to dye the ribbon a green color. It worked! I had never tried doing that before. I stamped the PSA image and then added some Diamond Glaze to the heart for some added interest.

Click here to go to the Blog Hop today. Have a great weekend!
Card Ingredients
Stamps: Bouquet Toss (PSA Essentials)
Paper: white (Papertrey Ink), Real Red (Stampin’ Up), Garden Variety paper (Cosmo Cricket)
Ink: Holiday Red, Espresso Brown (PSA Essentials)
Tools: Large Heart Punch (Stampin’ Up), Tim Holtz Distressing Tool (Tonic)
Other: Diamond Glaze (JudiKins), gold cording (from Peru), Painterly Petals Floral Embellishments (Prima), ribbon (Reasonable Ribbons)

Thursday, February 10, 2011


Hi everyone! It's been a bit of a bad morning. This morning I noticed the freezer door of the refrigerator we have in the garage was open. I'll have to throw out all the food it contained. Ugh! When I was walking Kalino to school, he tripped and fell scraping his cute forehead, nose, and knee. Oh my! There was very minimal blood, but the poor kid was scared. He's always afraid he's going to die when he gets injured. I had to assure him he was fine. We walked back home to clean him up. He's resting upstairs.

Well after all that drama, here's a card I made for PSA Essentials to celebrate love and Valentine's Day. I wish I would've trimmed the edges of that nice ribbon (it bugs me now!).
This card uses stamps from the Bouquet Toss set.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Card Ingredients
Stamps: Bouquet Toss (PSA Essentials)
Paper (all Stampin' Up): Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla, patterned paper
Ink: VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Tools: Scoring Board (Martha Stewart), 1.75" circle punch (Stampin' Up), 2" circle punch (Fiskars), Heat tool, Corner Rounder (We R Memory Keepers)
Other: Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue, foam tape (3M), white embossing powder, Red/Cream ribbon (Stampin' Up), rhinestone frame (Heidi Swapp)

Monday, February 7, 2011

An Early Happy Valentine's Day

Hi my dears, I thought I'd post this card really quick. I created it 3 months ago (yikes) duirng my trip to Seattle!

We'll I'm going to be like Teri Anderson when she says "meet today's card".

We'll I've got to run. Adios!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Hero Arts Video For Those of Us Who Did Some Sewing

Today was an exciting day. I stayed up until 2 AM to see Libby from PSA Essentials on the Home Shopping Network. I didn't need to stay up, because TiVo was recording the show, but I wanted to see it live. Libby was also on again at 10 AM my time. It was a thrill to see some of my work on TV. More about that tomorrow.

Another reason it was an exciting day was this video I just saw on YouTube. Jennifer McGuire  and Sally Traidman from Hero Arts made a video to thank those of us who did sewing for them in the last 2 weeks. So sweet!

Plus, when I was up late last night, I was browsing pictures on Flickr from the trade show when I saw this picture. Jennifer seems to be wearing one of the flowers I made! I can't be positive, but that is the same fabric I sewed. I don't know how many other people were sewing that particular color of fabric.

Fun, fun, fun!