Cardabilities Design Team Reveal #32

Monday, May 30, 2011

Happy Memorial Day!! I hope you are enjoying your long weekend with family and friends, and of course getting some crafty time in as well!

We've got another great design team reveal over at the Cardabilities blog today, so be sure to check out what all the other DT members have created! I really love this sketch because you can do SO MANY different things with it! I opted for the CAS look, and had to use one of my new favorite PTI sets, Modern Basics. I chose a color combo I don't think I've ever used...lovin' the high contrast on this card.
I hope I have planted some kind of inspiration in you today! Like always, I love to hear your feedback so I would love to get a comment from you before you leave! ;)

Stamps: PTI - Modern Basics
Cardstock: PTI - White; Stampin' Up - Basic Black, Pixie Pink
Ink: SU - Pink Passion, Brilliant Blue, Basic Black
Other: Circle Nesties, SU Corner Rounder Punch, SU Button, Colorbok Metal Dots, Dimensionals

DeNami Product Challenge #8: Patterned Paper

Thursday, May 26, 2011

 Plain Paper. Cardstock. Patterned Paper. I love it ALL! My favorite though is definitely patterned paper! There are endless colors, shapes, and themes available out there, and I'm a sucker for 'em! :) This DeNami challenge is to use patterned paper, and I happened to come across some 'forgotten' paper today while I was putting away supplies. I thought it would be PERFECT for a baby card. I just so happened to recently purchase DeNami Design's darling Giraffe stamp, and wanted to make a Congrats card for friends of mine who are having twins! So, two little paper pieced giraffes are front and center on this cute little card. I created my own patterned paper in the background using the "congrats" stamp from the Thoughtful Greetings set and Polka Dot Background.
If you'd like to see more samples using this adorable Giraffe, check out the Design Team's work in the Product Spotlight this week! They are AMAZING!!!

Thanks for taking a look today! Hope you visit again soon!

PTI May Blog Hop & CR84FN29

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Good evening! I'm here with a quick post...this card is for the PTI May Blop Hop - Flowers, and the CR84FN Color Challenge #29.

I used PTI's Year of Flowers: Violet. The Kraft piece was folded in half and diecut with Spellbinders Nesties Label One, so that is the 'inside' of the card (the card base is just one layer). I colored in the flower with PrismaColor pencils, and popped it up with dimensionals.

I'm Going To Be...

Monday, May 23, 2011


I am absolutely, super psyched about this! I made a goal for this year to get at least one card published in a magazine, and it's finally happened! (well, almost)

Here's the deets.
Magazine: Paper Crafts
Issue: A Card A Day
Date of Release: November 8, 2011
# of my Cards Chosen: TWO!
My Reaction to the INCREDIBLE news: YIPPEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

As much as I hate winter and the cold weather, I can't wait till November!  :D

Cardabilities Sketch #31

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Hello! Here is my take on the Cardabilities Sketch #31! I will be back later to add my supply list :)

Tuesday Trigger and CAS-ual Fridays!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Happy Wednesday! I have a CAS card to share today. It's for 2 challenges that I'm so excited to play in!
Moxie Fab World's Tuesday Trigger


In case you haven't heard, CAS-ual Fridays is a BRAND NEW CAS challenge blog! Be sure to check it out if you haven't already, and see the DT's awesome Texting Skills projects. I'm thrilled to also participate in the Tuesday Trigger for the very first time! I have a hunch I will be returning to these challenge blogs quite a bit in the near future ;-)

I had an idea floating around for this, and then I looked through my stamps to double check for any 'text' stamps, and Voila, I found a heart that I totally forgot about and it fit perfectly for my idea!!! It is stamped, edges inked, cut out, and popped up with dimensionals on top of the PTI framed piece. The card base is partially embossed, then I stamped the Three Line Border stamp by DeNami Design right underneath it to mimic the lines in the skirt. I pulled the colors of the skirt into this too. Finish it off with a few buttons and twine, and you have yourself a clean and simple card for a very special someone ;)

Thanks for stopping by! I'm goin' to workout, and then watch American Idol to cheer on Hailey Reinhart!! She is from my town!! Who is your favorite remaining AI contestant? I also like James :-)
Stamps: PTI - Fillable Frames #11; Stampin' Up! - Heart from Mon Ami set, Newsprint Alphabet; DeNami - Three Line Border
Cardstock: PTI - Rustic Cream
Ink: SU - Apricot Appeal, Green Galore, Groovy Guava, So Saffron; Tsukineko - Jumbo Java; Ranger - TH Distress Pumice Stone
Other: PTI - Fillable Frames #11 die, SU-Square Lattice Embossing Folder, PTI Buttons, Dimensionals

DeNami Girlie Girl Blog Hop

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Welcome to your next stop on the DeNami blog hop! You should have come from a super cool blog by Michele Gross, but if not and you want to start at the beginning, check out the DeNami blog HERE!

Since the theme this month is "Girlie Girl", I thought what better stamp to use than a Mimi stamp!! My friend Jen let me borrow hers, and I just adore it! I used PrismaColor pencils, some Star Dust stickles for the flowers, and to *bling* it up even more, stickles were added around the edges of the Nesties label die cut. Black Diamond Stickles were used on Mimi's shoes, and to fill in the Mini Heart that was stamped on the sides of the Ribbon Banner. Unfortunately, the photo doesn't do the bling justice -*sad face*. You can see a little more detail if you click on the photo to enlarge it. It really adds that finishing *Girlie* touch and looks so fun IRL!!! The black cardstock in the background was embossed using a CB Floral Fantasy embossing folder. I thought this would be nice for a bridal shower card, or even a wedding card. Hope you like it!!

Be sure to leave me a comment, as well as every stop along the way to have a chance to win a DeNami gift certificate! Thanks for hopping along with us today!!


Stamps: DeNami - Mimi with Flowers, Mini Heart;  Stampin' Up! - Warmest Regards (sentiment)
Cardstock: Stampin' Up - Purely Pomegranate, Basic Black, Mellow Moss; PTI - White
Ink: StazOn - Jet Black
Other: Nesties Labels Four, SB Ribbon Banners, SU Corner Rounder punch, CB Floral Fantasy embossing folder, Prismacolor pencils, Stickles: Star Dust, Black Diamond; Dimensionals

Embellish Magazine & Card Patterns Challenges

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Hello there. I finally got around to making a Mother's Day card! I still have 2 more to make.
This is for two challenges:


Stamps: Papertrey Ink - Delightful Doilies, Simply Stationery, Tiny Tags
Cardstock: PTI - Rustic Cream; SU - Kraft, Baja Breeze; DCWV
Ink: SU: So Saffron, Regal Rose; Tsukineko - Jumbo Java, VersaMark Dazzle - Frost
Other: PTI - Delightful Doilies die, Nesties Scallop Circles, SU Twill Tape, Lace - Joann's, Dimensionals

DeNami & Totally Hues Challenges

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Hello blog friends! I have a card that I made for two challenges:

My husband's co-worker has a brand new baby girl, so I made this card to give to him and his family. Can't go wrong with pink, right?! The elephant, polka dots, and the plaid pattern I created (using the Three Line Border) are all from DeNami Design. The sentiment is from PTI. The flowers are accented in the centers with Liquid Pearls. Hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by! :)

Stamps: DeNami - Polka Dot Elephant, Polka Dot Background, Three Line Border; Papertrey Ink - Signature Greetings
Cardstock: Stampin' Up - Pink Passion; PTI - White
Ink: SU - Pink Passion, Baja Breeze, So Saffron, Certainly Celery
Other: PTI - Raspberry Fizz Satin Ribbon, SU - Certainly Celery Grosgrain Ribbon, SU Brads, KaiserCraft Flowers, Ranger Liquid Pearls - Platinum Pearl, Dimensionals