Saturday, March 31, 2007

***Blog Candy Winner: Blue and Pink Basket***

Tonight my daughter picked the winners of the blog candy give away. We printed out each reply and drew a name from each pile (blue and pink).

The winner for the BLUE blog candy basket is.....



The winner for the PINK blog candy basket is......

Bonnie Weiss

Please email me with your address at
You will have until April 7 to contact me. After that date I will pick a new winner.

Thanks for playing!! I had so much fun reading all of your replies! All I can say is there are too many crafts and never enough time!!

Sunday, March 25, 2007


LOL. I couldn't resist the title for this one! Its not the greatest but The rockabella just calls for glitz! I resurrected the old Luscious Lime from Stampin Up!It just worked with this card. I just wish I wouldn't have sold my pen and ink pad!

I used Ballet Blue, Luscious Lime, Whisper White CS, prismacolor pencils, Stickles, American Crafts ribbon, Cuttlebug die cuts and embossing folders (happy birthday), MM brads, Bella stamps, Stampin up Tiny Talk set..

I'll be back in a few days.. Don't forget to sign up for the blog candy below!! I'll be drawing names next weekend........

Find Joy

I couldn't resist.. I had to make a few more cards before we leave in the morning.

I had to use the new patterned paper Au Chocolat. I colored parts of the paper with Certainly Celery. The card is a 4 x 8.5 size in Certainly Celery. Polka Dots and Paisley set was used with Choc Chip, Certainly Celery, and Always Artichoke cardstock and ink. Ribbons are from Wally World and Stampin Up. I also used antique brads.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Don't forget!

Don't forget to sign up for blog candy below!! Ends March 30. I'm waiting until then because I'm going on vacation.. It's Spring Break--Yay!

Baby Bugs

More baby cards!! Here are a few I came up with last night...

With the first card I used:
*SU Certainly Celery, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Bashful Blue CS
*Patterned paper by GinX
*Cuttlebug embossing folders
*assorted ribbon, cording
*MM chipboard and paint
*Bug stamp--unknown maker ( I got it at a convention--couldn't tell you who makes it!)

This card uses:
*SU NON, Bashful Blue CS
*GinX patterned paper
*Michael's ribbon
*NON eyelets
*NON Inks
*MSE Baby Boy stamp set

Better Get Better

I love this card! For all of you older Stampin Up demos, you will remember this one from about 5 or 6 years ago... This card is great for someone who has been in the hospital and recovering (again a nurse thing LOL). There are some dimensions and pictures of the items used for this card below... I have the worlds most finicky camera.. Some of the pics are a little dark..

Items used:
*SU Whisper White, Blush Blossom, Mint Melody CS
*SU Mint Melody, Cameo Coral inks and markers
*Heart punch or die cut (I used a punch), corner rounder, SU word window punch
*SU Simple Sayings, Polka Dots and Paisley sets
*Irridescent cording
The basic dimensions for this card are:
*1/4 sheet Mint Melody CS
*10 1/2 "x 4" Whisper White CS, scored at 5 1/4"
*Bandaids were made using corner rounder punch with the Word windown punch

I have shown the dimensions for the pattern below. The top V cut is cut through both layers. The bottom V cut is cut through the top layer only. The heart is attached upside down under the V cut. The white card is pasted to the Mint Melody cardstock. Take an extra word window punch (blush blossom) and put it on the inside of the card at the top to add the look of skin at the V. Use the corner rounder on the bottom corners. When stamping the gown, stamp the inside of the card too! It will show through to the front. Have fun and tell me what you think!

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Fun Give Away!

Ok, as promised I have up for grabs some cool blog candy!! Thank you for visiting my blog!

This give away is going to be a little different than the last one. Not only do I have one thing to give away, I have TWO things to give away!! Here's the scoop: (Add your replies to this post) Tell me a little bit about yourself and what kind of crafts you love to do! Aside from paper crafts, do you have any other fun things you like to do? And when you let me know, also list which one of the two baskets you would like to receive. I will be drawing TWO winners--separating your votes to choose one from each choice of basket! You have until midnight March 30th to reply to this post. Winners will be drawn over the weekend. Have fun and thanks for playing!! One entry per person please.. Please also include either your last name or your handle (ID with an instant messenger, email, blog, etc).

Pink Prize includes:
Two coordinating ribbon spools (Pink and Green), some prima flowers, K & Company tags, Making Memories Friends rub-ons, the cute little basket, and some candy (REAL CANDY! LOL)

Blue prize includes:

Studio G clear stamps, I Kan'dee keepsake pocket/frame, brand new Crystal Stickles, two American Crafts Elements ribbon-- khaki and light blue, the cute little basket and some candy. Also with this basket I will be including a surprise gift!

I added a little closer view of the contents of the blue basket...

Added to post: If you do not choose between the baskets, I will pick one for you. That way we are playing fair!! :)

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Polka Dots and Petals

I got to play with this set today.... This quarter is finally over and I have some time to play!

Items used:
*Green Galore, Tempting Turquoise, Pixie Pink, Whisper White CS
*Polka Dots and Petals, Polka Dots and Paisley, All Year Cheer II sets
*LI Brads
*EK Success punch
*SU Mat Pack and paper piercer
*SU Pixie Pink, Gable Green, Green Galore, Cool Caribbean, Tempting Turquoise inks
*Ellison Texture plates

Less than 250 to go!!

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Frog In Love...

I had a little time to paper craft with my friend Sheila. She came up with this adorable card!
Sheila is just learning how to stamp. I think she did an awesome job!!
Here's what she used
*Always Artichoke, Certainly Celery, Whisper White CS
*Frog In Love stamp from Whipper Snapper
*Cuttlebug embossing folder and tag die
*MM snaps
*Prismacolor pencils
*Always Artichoke, Certainly Celery, Basic Black inks
*SU ribbons and cord

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Bundle of Birthdays..

My daughter Emily and I played again this weekend. She came up with the Bella birthday card. She wanted red hair for her Bella.. We found the perfect color of prismacolor pencil and away she went! She added a little bling to her hair with copper colored stickles...

She used:
*Pixie Pink, Brocade Blue, Whisper White CS
*Birthday Bella
*LI brads
*Cuttlebug embossing folders

This next one is the littel giraffe out of SU's Bundle of Joy spring mini set.

I used:
*SU Pixie Pink, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Apricot Appeal, YoYo Yellow CS
*sizzix candle dies
*Cuttlebug dies and embossing folder
*American Crafts ribbon
*Giga and Mega oval scalloped punches
*gel pen
*SU markers, Choc Chip, Only Orange, and Cameo Coral inks

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Bella Birthday

Here are *some* of the birthday cards as promised! I got a little crazy and cuttlebug'd a bunch of cardstock with the birthday embossing folder. Sooooo I will have a bunch to share soon! Meanwhile, here are a few Bella cards done in Certainly Celery cardstock.

Items used with Pink Bella:

*SU Certainly Celery, Cameo Coral, Whisper White, Just Delightful SAB CS
*Just Delightful Simply Scrappin cardstock stickers
*LI brads
*Expressions Ribbon
*Cuttlebug embossing folder
*Prismacolor pencils, gamsol
*Basic Black ink
*MM rub-ons

Items used with Blue Bella:
*Certainly Celery , Brocade Blue, Whisper White
*Cuttlebug Embossing folders
*SU riveting set
*Bashful Blue, Buckaroo Blue, Basic Black inks
*LI Brads
*Michaels ribbon
*prismacolor pencils, gamsol

Friday, March 16, 2007

Boo Boo Bear info...

I've had alot of inquiries about the Boo Boo Bear stamp from Whipper Snapper. You can find the stamp in the Spring Collection of Whipper Snapper here. It is found on page 3. If you are just looking for this stamp in particular go to this page. I have a friend that sells these stamps among many others... Her name is Judi and you can email her at . Otherwise, you can purchase them at Whipper Snapper! Brows

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Boo Boo Bear

I love this little bear!! He is from Whipper Snapper. I colored him in with Prismacolor pencils...

Here are some of the supplies:
*Stampin Up! Choc Chip, Close to Cocoa, Pixie Pink, Whisper White, and Rebecca patterned paper
*SU and May Arts ribbon
*SU Antique brads
*Whipper Snapper bear stamp
*SU Simple Sayings set
*Corner rounder and Word Window punch
*Fruit Punch Stickles
I'm not quite done with the b-day cards I promised. I'll try to get them up soon!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007


Just letting you know that I'll be back tomorrow!!! I have been busy with school. Last day of class is Friday and this week we're doing all make-up work. WELL, that includes me because I was sick for 2 weeks this quarter--BLAH! So I'll be back tomorrow when I have a few minutes to finish up these cool b-day cards Yes! ... Sorry to keep you all hanging!!



Saturday, March 10, 2007


Ok, I'm not really sure what to think about this creation. This one was a stretch for me!! I had some of this funky paper from KI memories and decided to try something new.. This is what I came up with.. Do you like it? I'm still not sure......... It reminds me of Vegas. LOL

Oh and the chipboard on the bottom is an arrow, not a 'G'. My daughter thought it was a 'G'...

*Rockabella, MSE stamps
*KI memories paper, SU Marigold, Whisper White, Pixie Pink CS, Red Bazzill
*Plain Jane chipboard arrows
*MM rub ons
*LOTS of stickles

Friday, March 9, 2007

She is so awesome!!

My daughter Emily is so good! We just got a new order of Bella stamps. She fell in love with this one and created this card.... I thought it turned sooo cute!! Everything on this card was her idea!!!
She used:
* Bashful Blue, Whisper White CS, KI memories paper
* Spabella
* MM rub-on
* Prima flowers
* unknown gems
* SU markers, Bashful Blue, and Basic Black SU inks
* Stickles

Bella Tri-fold Card

Here is another tri-fold card with Bella!! The inspiration for this card came from Beate's latest creations with the tri-fold card.

Some of the items I used:
* Stamps from Bella, SU Little Pieces set, MSE birthday stamp set
* Prismacolor pencils, gamsol
* KI memories paper, SU Old Olive, Certainly Celery, and Whisper White CS
* Prima flowers
* Corner rounder
* American Crafts ribbon
* LI brads, SU brads

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Nursabella Girl

Here is another sweet card using Nursabella! I really like the pink with this one! I'm trying to get some stamping out of my system. Finals are coming up and I'll be cramming like crazy for them in the next 2 weeks. 1 more quarter to go after this one! YAY!

Here are the items for nursabella girl:

* Mint Melody, Pixie Pink, Whisper White CS
* Bella's Nursabella stamp
* Cuttlebug embossing folder
* Assorted ribbon
* Prismacolor pencils and gamsol
* Itty Bitty Backgrounds and Pretty in Pink ink
* LI Buttons

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Nursabella Boy

I had a little bit of time on my hands today and came up with this little card. I love Bella!! I'm waiting for another order from them--can't wait to get it! Of course, I'm a nurse and I had to get the Nursabella! I just wish they had another nurse with a shot in her hand, or thermometer, or tray of meds or something! LOL. Anyway, here is the baby boy card. Let me know what you think!

Items used
* Mint Melody, Bashful Blue, Brilliant Blue, Whisper White CS
* Versamark, Ballet Blue SU Ink
* Bella's Nursabella
* Prismacolor pencils and gamsol
* Corner rounder
* Cuttlebug dies and embossing folders
* Stampin up Tiny Talk, and Mini Mates sets
* May Arts and SU! Ribbon
* LI Buttons

Saturday, March 3, 2007

Happy Day!

I just got another Whipper Snapper order! I love this little puppy! Even though I have a 10-page Dialysis paper to do today, I just had to make a card with this little guy!
Items used:
SU! Night of Navy, Bashful Blue, Whisper White CS
*Basic Black, NON, Ballet Blue SU! inks
*Whipper Snapper, Paper Tray, and unknown paw print stamps
*SU eyelets
*Dog tag punch
*Key chain from Wally World
I love that Paper Tray set!! It is so versatile! I had alot of fun with this card!! Enjoy!

Petal Pushers

Here is a birthday card I put together. The pic came out a little dark, but here is what I used:
*Eggplant Envy, So Saffron, Always Artichoke Vanilla CS and Inks by SU!
*SU! Petal Pushers, Its your Birthday sets
*SU! and May Arts ribbons
*SU Eyelets and tags
*Hemp twine
*You cannot see it but I also used Versamark on the Eggplant using a "Happy Birthday" stamp as an all-over background.

Thursday, March 1, 2007

Birthday Tag

I had fun using the new Quickutz Revolution Tag die. I made this for a friend and attached it to her gift....

Items used:
*Bazzill CS
*Quickutz Revolution Tag die
*Quickutz rub-ons
*assorted ribbons
*Prima flowers
*gems (unknown maker)
*Cuttlebug embossing folder