Friday, February 28, 2014

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge

Hi there!
I just got some new Paper Smooches stamps, and wanted to play with the Spectrum stamp set!  I just love this set... it reminds me of my childhood so much!

Here is the card I made, using the sketch from this week's Designer Drafts Challenge.

You're Special

Here is the sketch:

That's it for now...  Hope you have a wonderful weekend!  Thanks for stopping by! :)

Stamps: Paper Smooches Spectrum, Sentiment Sampler
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI Gridlines cardstock, Soft Stone Pattern Pack, Lawn Fawn Let's Polka 6x6 pad
Dies: PTI Tipped Tops
Other: Copic Markers, Wink of Stella Pen, Avery Elle Winter Blend Sequins

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

PTI February Blog Hop - Sweet Spring

Hi there!  Happy Tuesday!  Today I am playing along with the Papertrey Ink February Blog Hop.  This month's theme is Sweet Spring.

For my card today, I pulled out  my favorites Little Bitty Bird and Little Bitty Bird Additions.  LBB reminds me very much of spring. :)

Little Bitty Bird

These little birds just make me happy...  :)

Thanks for stopping by!  Off to hop!

Supplies (all PTI unless noted):
Stamps: Little Bitty Bird, Little Bitty Bird Additions, Love Lives Here, Crackle
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, PTI Spring Rain, Simply Chartreuse, Classic Kraft, Tea Dye Duo
Paper: SS White, Kraft, Hibiscus Burst Pattern Pack
Dies: LBB, LBB Additions, Clouds, Double Ended Banner, Heart Border, Love Lives Here
Other: Copic Markers, Hibiscus Burst Button, Rustic Jute Twine

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Curtain Call Challenge - Cozy Quilt

I had such a fun time playing along with the last Curtain Call Challenge, that I wanted to play along again.  This challenge is called Cozy Quilt.

I pulled out my Doodlie Do stamp set (which hasn't really been put away since I got it!) and wanted to try paper piecing the doodled blooms and leaves.  I used My Minds Eye Gertie 6x6 paper pad.  I paper pieced and then added some shading and coloring with Copic Markers.  My final touch was a sprinkling of sequins (obsessed lately!)

Paper Pieced Doodlie Do

Gahhhh, I just LOVE this stamp set.  It's so much fun!

That's all for now...  Thanks for stopping by! :)

Stamps: PTI Doodlie Do
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI White, Berry Sorbet, MME Gertie 6x6 paper pad
Dies: PTI Limitless Layers 2.5" squares
Other: Copic Markers, Avery Elle Sugar Blend (pink) and Winter Blend (clear) sequins

Monday, February 17, 2014

Lawnscaping Challenge #76 - Dust 'em off!

Hello there!  Happy Monday!
It's time for another Lawnscaping Challenge!

Challenge #76 is to pull out some of your stamps that haven't seen ink in awhile, and give them some love!
This challenge is sponsored by the super fabulous Lawn Fawn!

For my project, I pulled out one of my very first Lawn Fawn sets, Critters on the Farm.  I just love the critters in this set.  I also used a brand new set, #awesome, coming soon!

I'll follow you...

Be sure to check out the blog for lots more inspiration from the design team and more details about this challenge.  I hope you'll join us for a chance to win some Lawn Fawn products! :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Feline Valentines & Lunchbox Treats

Hello there!  Happy Valentine's Day!  It's my favorite holiday and I have been having lots of fun creating little surprises for my littlest boys! :)  I have two things to share with you today!

First, if you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, it is no secret that I am a HUGE animal lover.  My boys feel the same way!  When I was a child, I had a cat that had kittens in my closet when I was 3 years old.  One of those kittens, Buster, became my childhood best friend, move out with me when I got married and got to meet our first son.  Buster was 19 years old when he passed, and nearly all of my childhood memories include Buster.

We have 5 felines in our house, and 2 of the 5 have taken to the boys.  They each have "their cat" that sleeps with them, stays in their rooms when they are off to school, and patiently wait for their return at the window every afternoon, just like my Buster did with me.

Logan has claimed our  most recent addition, Leo.  Leo was a stray that showed up in our yard one day not even a month ago.  He was in pretty sad shape when I found him in the bushes in front of the house, but a quick trip to the vet to get some meds, and he's as good as new.  He's found a new home with us, and he and Logan have become fast friends.

A Logan and Leo selfie!

Joshua's feline BFF is Malcolm.  Malcolm has been part of our family for several years now.  He belonged to my Nana, and when she got sick and passed away, he became ours.  He and Joshua bonded immediately.  Where Joshua is, Malcolm is.  

Joshua and Malcolm doing homework :)

Oddly enough, they are both orange and white.  When I saw these adorable candy boxes at Target with a giant orange cat on the front, I grabbed one for each of the boys from their feline valentines *wink*  I made little tags using PTI's Tremendous Treats Valentine and Lawn Fawn's Milo's ABCs.

While perusing the Valentine's aisle, I also came across giant chocolate chip cookies in cute tins.  I added little tags with a love note and will include these in the boys' lunches today.  I did something similar for Halloween and the boys still talk about it :)

I used The Alley Way Stamps Lighter than Air stamp set on a PTI Tag Sale 5 diecut.

I glued two diecuts together at the top and made a tiny card.  On the inside, I stamped a sentiment from the Lighter than Air stamp set.

I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day! 
Thanks for stopping by for a visit!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Valentine Gift Card Sleeves {Mama Elephant Stamps}

Hi there!
I am behind on blogging my Valentine's projects... I figured I should get them posted sooner rather than later! ;)

For Valentine's Day in our house, the boys usually get a non-food treat, and a food treat (more on that tomorrow).  They got iPods for Christmas this year, and have been really enjoying them, so I thought it would be fun to give them iTunes gift cards so that they can add to their music or app collections.

I wanted a cute way to package them, and I have a small stash of little chevron bags from Whisker Graphics that have been sitting unloved.  They are the perfect size for gift cards!  I used my Mama Elephant Love From Above and Love Quotes stamps sets and my PTI Limitless Layers Hearts dies to add a little love to the front of each bag.

Valentine Gift Card Holders

I'll be back tomorrow with some more Valentine's goodies! :)
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Mama Elephant Love From Above, Love Quotes
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Pure Poppy, Tea Dye Duo
Paper: PTI White, Pure Poppy
Dies: PTI Limitless Layers Hearts
Other: Copic Markers, Whisker Graphics Bags, Twinery Twine

Monday, February 10, 2014

Papertrey Ink Sketch Recipe Challenge

Hi there!
It's anniversary time over at PTI, and I am trying to get caught up on some of their challenges.  Today, I have a card to enter into their Sketch Recipe Challenge.  The challenge was to choose a sketch and color palette and create something using both together.

I chose this sketch:

And this color palette:

I pulled out my Doodlie-Do set (AGAIN!) and an old favorite, Dot Spot.  I have not been able to stop using  that Doodlie-Do set.  I just love it to pieces!!  I used the largest image from Dot Spot, stamped in Aqua Mist ink, then stamped, colored and fussy cut the flower and leaves.  The sentiment is from Tremendous Treats Birthday and is stamped on a Double Ended Banner diecut.  Then I added a hand drawn border and a sprinkling of sequins!

PTI Sketch recipe

That's all for now... thanks for stopping by! :)

Supplies (all PTI unless noted):
Stamps: Dot Spot, Doodlie Do, Tremendous Treats Birthday
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Aqua Mist
Paper: SS White, Hawaiian Shores
Dies: Double Ended Banner
Other: Copic Markers, 0.5 black pen, Avery Elle Berry Blend Sequins

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Curtain Call Challenge

Hey there!
Happy Sunday!
Today I have a card to share with you that I made for the Curtain Call Cuppa Cocoa challenge.  

I don't have any specific cocoa themed sentiments, but I do have plenty of coffee themed ones, so I hope it's ok that I substitute ;)

Curtain Call

For my card, I started with the coffee cup from the Rag Doll Scenes 2 stamp set by Clear and Simple Stamps.  Then, I used my PTI Doodlie-Do stamp set to add a pattern to the cup.  So fun!

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Stamps: Clear and Simple Stamps Rag Doll Scenes 2, PTI Doodie-Do, Tin Types, Polka Dot Basics, Scenti-mentals.
Dies: Mama Elephant Femme Frames, CSS Build a Critter Pal Basics (heart)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Ranger Old Paper, PTI Fine Linen, Blueberry Sky, Canyon Clay
Paper: PTI Rustic Cream, Enchanted Evening, Canyon Clay, DCWV Gingham paper pad
Other: Copic Markers, PTI Enchanted Evening button, Rustic Jute Twine

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Featured on the CSS App today!

Hello there!

 I have a project featured on the CSS App today!

Click here, or on the peek below to be taken to the full version.

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Monday, February 3, 2014

Lawnscaping Challenge # 75 - Dots & Hearts

Hi there!  It's time for another Lawnscaping Challenge!

Challenge #75 is to use dots or hearts or BOTH on your project!
This challenge is sponsored by Simon Says Stamp!

For my card, I used Here's The Scoop.  Love this set!!

Ice cream Tag

Be sure to visit the blog for more challenge details and lots more inspiration from the rest of the team.  Hope you'll join us!

Thanks for stopping by! :)