Fun times with i {heart} papers!

I am THRILLED to be here to share a little fun December news!  I was asked by the super sweet, Tracey and Kate of i {heart} papers,  to be a guest designer for the month of December!  Yay!  I have some fun supplies that I will be showcasing throughout the month and we get to start one day early!  ;)  

Here is my first card for the month....


I love love this set Warm Hearts, by Paper Smooches!  When I saw that snowman, I fell in love!  I also used a little WPlus9 in the background. THIS snowflake set is a MUST have.  Folk Art Flurries is adorable for sure!


I will be back with another i {heart} papers post soon!  I can't wait to share more!  In the mean time, go check out the i {heart} papers store! They have lots to see and they have a very cool wishlist option!  We all have those, right?  :)

Thanks for stopping in today!  :)


Ho Ho Ho...

It's time for another CAS(E) this Sketch!  First off, I'll share my card...


I took this week's sketch and turned it on its side.  I added the Ho Ho Ho from the most adorable Kelley Purkey set, along with the holly too.  I used a SU embossing folder for the background and a piece of Pure Poppy striped paper for the background.  Super simple!

Here is this week's sketch...

I can't wait to see all the other DT creations.  Check them out HERE and link up your card too!  I hope you get to play along!


Card Recipe...

Today the DT girls at Clear and Simple Stamps are here today with a little Group Project.  The challenge was to make a card from a recipe.  

The Card Recipe is:
1 Button
1 Image
2 Dies / Die Cuts
1 Sentiment

Here is my card...


I kept it nice and simple with:

1 Button

I also want to point out one new thing in this card.  Do you see that red cardstock?  It is my NEW FAVORITE!  It is called Rouge Ruffles.  It's the most awesome red...kinda like tomatoy red?  FAB!! I've been wanting a new shade of red for a long time!  I scored the background in 1/2" increments with my Scor-Pal for that little something it needed.  

Check out what other gals have up their sleeve today....

Thanks for stopping in!  

Design It Monday {Merry Christmas}

I have a super CAS and easy to mass produce card, over at the Precious Remembrance blog today.  Go check it out to learn more about it. Click HERE.


Happy Monday!


Retro Sketches...

Hey there!  How has your Thanksgiving break been going?  It's crazy town around here.  I am so glad to have a normal....or hoping to be normal day tomorrow.  I have lots of DT stuff to catch up on!  I haven't made a single card in over a week!  Yikes!  I am here...late..but here with today's Retro Sketch card.  This morning I had the girls over for a fantastic breakfast.  Everybody brought something and we had coffee and I even pulled out the nice dishes.  And the red chargers!  You know it got fancy in here today!  Anyway, enough rambling...on to today's card and sketch...


This sketch is from an old card of mine.  You can see that card HERE.  And here is this week's sketch....

Stop over to the RS blog to see what Arielle and Kasia have cooked up for us!  Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you had a great Turkey Day!


Thank You..

It's Group Project day over at Clear and Simple Stamps.  It's Thanksgiving and I am thankful for so many things!  So the challenge of making a Thank you card, is just perfect for this time of year.  I have been making so many fall cards lately, I had to pull out the clouds for a springy little project....


Lots more Thank you card projects to see and here are some links to check them out!  Thanks for stopping in today!


Stamps: CSS Limited Edition Thank You, Background Basics 1
Paper: CSS Trendsetter Blue, Kraft Like a Rockstar, PTI New Leaf
Ink: PTI Dark Chocolate
Dies:  CSS Clouds Combo, Fence die, Grass Die
Misc: Misc Resin Flowers


Merry Christmas!

Happy Monday!  I am guest blogging over at Precious Remembrance today!  Stop over there to see how I made this card....


A card and a gift all in one!  Thanks for stopping in!


Retro Sketches

Today's sketch comes from a gorgeous CAS Kasia card.  All of her cards are gorgeous aren't they?  :)  Here is my take...


If you saw yesterday's post, you know I have been playing with the Cameo.  I thought I would do something similar for today's sketch.  This time I just made the card front with 2 rectangles and then enough space in the middle for the sentiment.

I used the most adorable set of stamps from Kelley Purkey's new line called Joy and the little piece of grid paper is from another set called Autumn.  I got them both at Simon Says Stamps.  LOVE!  (And it looks like my sentiment is crooked...hate it when that happens!) :)


I found a little tree brad from my scrapbooking stash (from prob 10 years ago)...I knew I held on to some of that stuff for a reason!  LOL!

Here is today's sketch...


Go check out what Arielle and Kasia have for you today and then link up your own card over at Retro Sketches! Thanks for coming by today!


Thank you...

I'm here today with a card for no reason.  lol!  Just a card.  I made this cut on my Cameo yesterday with a leaf branch I found in the Silhouette store.  I drew lines around to make the window and then cut out the whole card front around that and it came out like this...


On the card base behind, I added in some Fired Brick and Gathered Twig distress inks and then stamped some PTI Text Styles on top of that.  A sentiment and some bling...and done!

Hope everyone is doing well.  I am in shock that we are almost to Thanksgiving.  I am already buying Christmas decorations.  My tree is going up tonight....is that crazy?  It's my most favorite holiday so I can't help myself.  I bought some burlap and red mesh for the tree and I am going to make some monogramed ornaments too.  Can't wait!  

Hope you have a fab Friday!  Thanks for looking today!  


CAS(E) this Sketch...

Hey there!  It's time for another CAS(E) this Sketch.  Here is my very CAS card...


I used Washi tape to make the background over the top of some Linen Impression.  Then I added in a piece of card stock with a simple sentiment in Amuse Slate ink.  LOVE that color!

Here is this week's sketch....

Can't wait to see what you come up with!  Thanks for stopping in today!

PS-Wida that "hello" stamp is from Michael's dollar bin.  I got it years ago!  Fun huh?


A gift for you and something new...

**Scroll down to see my first post.  It's a blog hop with Tami Mayberry!**

Happy Tuesday!  It's a fun day over at Clear and Simple Stamps with something new to share and lots of fun news! The fun news?  A whole new color makeover and the addition of coordinating gift wrap!  Yes!! Gift wrap!  We each got to pick a color and make a little gift set.  Here is what I whipped up...


I chose my favorite color...Red, of course.  The name of this color?  Dare to be Diva Red!  Love it!  I made my own wrapping paper by stamping the new Fruits of the Spirit stamp, in white ink. 


 I wrapped up this little gift and then topped it off with some white twine and a fun little flower, using the leaves from the Build-A-Flower die.


I made a little matching card using the same Fruits of the Spirit stamp set, and added a little apple from Perfect Harvest.  You can see the matching red envelope here...


I added another little pear to the envelope in white ink to tie in the whole fruit theme.  This envelope is an A4 size and they also come in A2.  (With envie liner dies too!!)

Here is a little more about the color makeover from CSS...

Clear and Simple Stamps has made the choice to "go green" and revitalize the CSS current color line. You will see a few new colors and some vintage colors no longer being offered, in an effort to provide product made from renewable contents. All of the color coordinated products are made in the USA. The paper comes from mills that practice responsible, sustainable forestry while manufacturing the highest quality paper products on the market. These mills are powered by renewable energy sources, and our paper products are made of 100% recycled content with 30% PCW (post-consumer waste). We are very pleased to announce our commitment to incorporate environmental practices into our daily crafting.

Click HERE to download this Color Matrix with all the information regarding the new colors and several Q&A's...lots of good information!

All the other girls have picked colors of their own and I know they have fun stuff to see!  Go check them out...

Debby **Guest Designer**

So glad you could come by today!  Thanks for stopping in!  Have a great day!

Show Me the Stamps Holiday Kick Off

Welcome to the Show Me the Stamps Holiday kick off with the Clean and Simple Crew. For this month’s hop, several of the Gina K Designs Illustrators have brought together their design teams and guests for a lineup of fun and exciting things to share using their stamps.

The Gina K Designs Illustrators have also decided this month they want to help you celebrate the holidays in style with some Gina K Design stamps!

For this month’s hop the Gina K Designs Illustrators will be giving away a $50 gift certificate to the Gina K Designs store!

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on each Illustrator’s blog.

Want an extra entry?

Become a blog follower of any of the illustrators and leave a comment letting them know you did. That’s up to 10 chances to win if you become a follower of each illustrator and leave a comment!!

You can find the complete list of Gina K Design Illustrators participating on Tami Mayberry’s blog.

Of course, you’ll want to be sure and check out all of the links from The Clean and Simple Crew too! 

Why? Because Tami will personally be sending out a surprise gift to someone who comments on our blogs as well.

Here are my projects for today...


I used Tami's set, Simple Snowflakes for both cards.  The first one, I masked off a circle, stamped the snowflakes in white and then sponged white around the edge.  I added a sentiment, a bow and some white pearls to the middle of the snowflakes.  


For this card, I used a trio circle die and then stamped the images in the centers.  I embossed the card front and the attached it with foam tape.  

Here is the complete list of Clean and Simple Crew designers:

Guest designer: Sean Fetterman, StampTV Moderator

When you get done be sure that you hop on over to Tami Mayberry’s blog to get the complete list of Gina K Designs Illustrators participating and entry for a chance to win that $50 gift certificate!

Deadline to enter for the gift certificate drawing is 5pm Central time on Thursday. November 15, 2012—release party day! AND just in time for someone to do some exciting release party shopping when the new stamps become available at 7pm!

Be sure to visit Tami’s blog tomorrow too because they will be hopping again. But this time they will be showing you peeks from the NEW stamp releases!

Have a great day!