CASE Study #12

Today I am playing along with the CASE Study Blog!  This is my first time playing but I have followed for awhile checking out everyones amazing CASE'd cards! 

You can go HERE to see the Card of the week and check out the challenge!

And here is my take...


Click HERE to see my video tutorial for this little Saddle Stitch flower!  You should see the pile of flowers I have on my desk!  One in every color!  So fun and easy!


I have been a terrible blog friend lately!  I have been so super busy that I haven't been able to leave comments  like I usually do!  I have TONS of blogs in my reader so I can wait to go and check out everyones new posts!  Things are FINALLY slowing up now and I can get back to regularly scheduled programming!  Thankfully!  :)

Hope you like my card!  Thanks for looking and for all of your comments!  They are so appreciated!
Supplies all PTI unless noted
Stamps: Just the Ticket
Paper: White, Ripe Avocado, Green Tea Leaves
Ink: Pure Poppy, Ripe Avocado
Misc: Pure Poppy Saddle Stitch, Simply Chartruese Felt, White Scrappers floss,  Misc Silver Pearls


A customer request....and a Paper Dolls Challenge #26

Card making is such a stress reliever for me! I love to do it! BUT I love even more making cards for my customers! I have several gals who call and say...I need 5 Thank you cards, I need 4 Birthday's etc! So those custom orders are always so fun!

Here are 2 cards for a customer who picked out her colors from my little swatch book that I carry in my purse! She loves Damask so I knew that would be a hit! She just told me her sentiment needs and I went to work! Here are her cards....


This one is Melon Berry, Dark Chocolate and Rustic Cream. I love the Damask print with the Canvas IP detail!


The base on this one is Blueberry Pie! I didn't know how I was going to work with this color combo but I added some Tim Holtz Tea Dye Ink and "vintaged" it up a little! LOL!  I used Jennifer's sketch HERE for this card!  Stop over to the Paper Dolls blog and join us with Jen's sketch challenge this week!



Thanks for stopping!


Saddle Stitch Ribbon Flower Tutorial

This is my second post for today!  Scroll down to see our Flutterby Friend Mini Blog Hop!

Ok, I did something I have never done before.  Lets first read this disclaimer. 

1. I sound funny!
2. I have no idea how to edit videos.
3. I barely know how to use the video function on my camera so its kinda blury!
4. I sound funny. (Edit to say it's really that I sound funny to myself!  Like Jen commented...I really do sound like me!  My sister says we have an inside voice and an outside voice.  My inside voice sounds nothing like my outside voice.  LOL!)

Ok so here's the deal....I had lots of emails and tutorial requests for the flower on this card.....


So here goes. Please don't laugh. :)

Just incase this video doesn't work for you, here is the You Tube link....


And I do remember saying I would never make a video...so here I am eating my words!  I hope you like it!  if you make a flower send me a link! 

Have a great day!

Flutterby Friends Mini Blog Hop

I am so excited to be here today with a few friends and some Flutterby Cards! When this set first came out I thought I didn't need it! Then I kept seeing cards using this set on Keva's blog and I knew after several cards I had to have it SO, Amy, Keva, Jen and I are having a mini blog hop just for Flutterby Friends! Hope you enjoy our creations today!  When you get to the end of this post you will find the links for their blogs!

I kinda got carried away and I have 3 cards for you!  Here is the first...


I love this new Fillable Frame! I did a little masking here for the butterfly! And the embossing folder is a new SU folder! LOVE!


This next card is another CAS! If you notice I have a monochromatic theme going on as well!


I love the new Framed set! It really adds alot to a card! I just masked off the opening to make room for the Flutterby "Friend". I also added some Glossy Accents to the centers of the wings!


And my last card....


This one uses some new FAB Distressed Dots paper! I added a little distressing myself around the edge of the circle!


I filled in the wings with Copics and then added glitter on top!  (And yes I got super messy with that for some reason!)

This stamp set is just too fun! So many possibilities! Now don't forget to check out the rest of these fabulous blogs on our little hop!!


Thanks for coming by today!  Hope you are having a great week!


October PTI Blog Hop

Welcome to the October PTI Blog Hop! 

Here is this month's challenge....

There is always a lot of focus on Christmas in our industry this time of year, as that is what the majority of the population celebrates. However, this month's blog hop is dedicated to those that celebrate winter holidays other than Christmas. Create a project that celebrates Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or some other winter holiday as we embrace everyone's beliefs in a celebration of diversity through paper crafting.

Here is my card....


I know sanding and distressing aren't my usual but I had fun with it!  I made the paper using the inspiration from PTI's Halloween paper!  I love that stuff!


Just a few pics to show you how I made that little "mat stack"!


Just cut one out, flip it around, line it up with the bottom of the curve...

And there you have a square frame...

And I didn't end up using this piece for this card but I thought I would share....You can do the same with the circle of the mat stack and make the perfect mat for you 1 3/4" circle punch....I don't have the 2" punch so this works for those of us who don't have that tool!


Just line up the circle with the opposite side of the mat stack....


And you have that perfect circle mat!

Hope you have a wonderful day!  Thanks for hopping by today!  You can start back at Nichole's blog to see all the other wonderful creations!

Supplies (All PTI unless noted!)

Stamps: Text Style II, Polka Dot Basics II, Mega Mixed Messages, Hanuka Dollar Stamp
Ink: Burnt Umber Palette, Pure Poppy, Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Paper: Kraft, Dark Chocolate, Rustic Cream
Misc: Brown Satin Ribbon, Silver Pearls, Mat Stack Die


DeNami Theme Challenge #4

I am here today with a new card for the DeNami Theme Challenge!  I saw over at the DeNami blog that they are having a Christmas Challenge so I just had to join in!

Here is my DeNami Christmas creation!  Hope you like it!


I saw this stamp recently on Ayana's blog and knew that I MUST have it!  It is such a pretty yet simple image and so easy and fun to color!  You must go and check out her project!  SOO cute!


Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you are having a great week!  I am getting ready for a Harvest Bazaar at our church!  I am so excited that we have over 40 vendors!  There is going to be lots of shopping going on for sure!  And still LOTS to do!  I am having a booth too, and am going to be selling my cards!  I hope to sell one or two!  LOL!


Stamps: DeNami Flower and Sentiment
Paper: PTI White, Pure Poppy and True Black
Ink: PTI True Black
Misc: SU Embossing Folder (Another one I can't get enough of!), black satin ribbon, Black BG Rhinestones, PTI Mat Stack Die


A product party..

That is what I have decided to call this post, here is why:

Kraft Cardstock
Dark Chocolate Cardstock
Terracotta Tile Cardstock
Rustic Cream Cardstock
Medium Scallop Die
Terracotta Tile Saddle Stitch Ribbon
Filagree Embossing Powder

Stampin Up
Embossing Folder-which by the way I CANNOT get enough of!

Leaf stamp from Teeny Trees

1 Peter 5:7

Pearls from Michael's
Foam Tape
Circle Nestabilities

OH you want to see the card?  Sorry!  Here it is....



For a few years I only used one brand of stamps! I am loving the fact that now I can use all of these fantastic products from all of these fun companies! They compliment each other and I love that! Thanks for coming to my party! I am sure I am the only one that wearing a party hat with a whistle in my hand! hehe!


City Crafter Guest Designer

I recently received the sweetest invitation to be a Guest Designer over at the City Crafters Blog! This was Kirsty's challenge:

This week, I challenge you to make a card/layout/project that has a vintage feel to go along with this ancient city, next is a beautiful photo of The Colosseum, enjoy!

So here is my card...

City Crafters Card

I found this little frame from Making Memories and thought it would be perfect for this Roman/Vintage challenge!

City Crafters Card 2

Thanks again to Kirsty and City Crafters blog for the invite!  They have amazing challenges over there!  Go and check them out!

And thanks to everyone for stopping by today! Have a great day!


I am not totally lost....

But I am in Colorado and loving it!  I am visiting my sister in Fort Collins and let me tell you...I do not want to go home!  I said over one Facebook I think I may stay forever!  Other than being ridiculously sick, we are having a great time!  I have received a few emails as to where I am, so I thought I would pop in and say hi and publish this post that I wrote up a couple weeks ago and never posted!  Thanks for your emails ladies!

So recently my friend Barb came over and I had the best Copic class ever!  I was so lucky to have her come and stay with me so you know I had to get some Copic hints!  She taught me how to do hair with that shiny highlight look! (Still working on perfecting that one but you can see my "first attempt" here!) 

Oh and notice this too...NO ribbon, no buttons, no nothing.  Cardstock, ink and Copics!  This may be a first for me!


Now I can't lie....Barb colored the overalls for me!  I wanted to see how and where she chose to put highlights in!  I am convinced that part of coloring takes an artists eye and I don't know if I have that!  I would have colored the overalls blue and darkened the areas around the creases!  She gave this little one a tummy and tushy and some all around dimension!

I do have to say that the skin, airbrushing and grass were all me!  I got an airbrush system last week and to tell you the truth I am scared of it!  But I managed to use PTI Cloud Dies for masks and made the sky super simple!  With 3 of Barb's green copics...yes she has TONS of colors...I made grass!  I was kinda proud of the grass!  :)  And the skin...she gave me a tut on that several months ago so I am still working but the shading on her chin is kinda working out here! 

Anyway, thanks Barb for coming to stay!  Can't wait to see you again soon!  Thanks everyone for stopping by!


2S4Y-Kazan's Sketch #63

Here is Kazan's sketch for this week!

I knew I had to play along!  This is a fantastic sketch!  So many possibilities and interpretations!

So here is a color combo that is a little out of my norm!  I have a customer request with some pink, red, grey and bling!  I hope they will like it!


LOVE those little roses!  Aren't they fab?  Amy told me she heard that a quilling tool would work the best for turning these little guys!  And boy does it work!  I have a pile of roses on my desk right now just from playing with the tool!


So that is all for today!  Hope you are all having a great week!  Thanks for stopping by!


OTWC Challenge #28

This is my first time playing along with OTWC!  My friend Amy, was here this weekend and she showed me this color combo after I made this card!  How lucky is that?  So I just had to play along!

Here is my card....


I just recently got theses WM frames and I am in love with them!  The background impression is the new PTI diamonds plate!  Love that too!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Amy, Jen and I made quite a few cards on our little "Stamping Away" weekend so I will have more to show you this week!

Have a great day!


Stamps: PTI Damask Designs, Tin Types, WM Vintage Labels 4
Paper: PTI Rustic Cream, Dark Chocolate and Summer Sunrise
Ink: PTI Dark Chocolate
Misc: Brown Satin Ribbon, Recollections Rose buds, Labels 4 Nestie, PTI IP,


Friend...and some happy news!

Had to stop in today with a card from a new set! This one is thanks to Keva! I knew I did not need it...then she posted with it and posted with it again....and again.....and ok fine...it was in my cart! Now it is in my hands! Thanks Keva! We all enable each other SO well!

I had the girls over this weekend (Amy and Jen) and we got lots of crafty time in! Here is one of the several cards I made this weekend...


I love the CAS look here! Coloring the grass and leaves were so much fun! And I just love the butterfly! You probably can't see but the insides of her wings are glittery!


I just have to share some fun news too!  Check THIS out!  So super excited to be joining the 2 Sketches 4 You team!  :)

So thanks for stopping today! Hope all is well!