Wednesday, February 22, 2012

You Are Loved - Featuring Parisian Paulette Stamp

Hi Everyone,

Today's project is a special one to me because it features the Parisian Paulette digital stamp.  I have been given the privilege of using this stamp and so I had used it to make this adorable card...

This is a great image for so many sentiments and Paulette would be perfect for Thank you cards, Hello cards, Thinking of You cards, Let's go shopping cards, invitations.  The stamp is by Passion Stamps and can be purchased here.  You can also see a full list of available stamps by clicking on the PASSION STAMPS tab above.

What I used..
~Recollections White And Kraft Card Stock
~White Doilies
~Studio G Stamp and Ink
~DecoArt Twinkles
~Flatback Charcoal Gray Pearls
~Colorbok Adhesive Ribbon
~Michael's brand Paper Flowers

Well everyone, that's all for right now. Let me know what you think of the card and the stamp-I do enjoy reading your comments.  Thanks for joining me today.  See you next time.


Monday, February 13, 2012

Heart Balloon Bear Card

Hi All,

For today's post I created a Valentine's Day card.  I first thought I would give this to Hubs but I think it might be too feminine for him; actually the more I look at it, it is too feminine for him.  That's ok I still like it.  This card came from an Amy Rysavy friday sketch.  Click here to see the sketch.

The Heart Balloon Bear image is from Angelique at  I just love this little image!!  And it is a free digital image.

I colored him in with colored pencils and once I was finished I added DecoArt Twinkles to the heart balloons and a little to his tummy.

All in all I think the card came out rather cute.  This was a really, really easy card to make.

What I used..
~Michael's brand paper
~Studio G ink
~Studio G stamps
~Recollections card stock
~Queen and Co. black rhinestone bling
~Sheer black ribbon from my stash.

And that was all.  Super fast to assemble and I love this layout!  Be sure to check out Angelique and all her free images and Amy Rysavy.

Thanks for stopping by Everyone!  Until next time..

Have a joyous day!!!


Thursday, February 9, 2012

Cupcake Love Card

Hi All!

It is 5 days before Valentine's Day and in keeping with the Spirit of Love I made this card. The image is from sliekjestamps at  There is a Free Digital Stamps group on Facebook and this stamp was listed on the posts and I grabbed this image there.  Isn't she cute!

Hubby thought that the sentiment should be "I love you almost as much as cupcakes."  I thought that was a cute sentiment but I chose to use this stamp from Studio G instead.

What I used..
~Pattern paper from Michael's $1 section. 
~Recollections Card Stock
~DecoArt Twinkles
~Shabby Treasures from the $1.50 bin at Michael's
~Michael's bling
~Studio G ink
~Studio G Love stamp
~Dollar store doily

Thanks for stopping by.  You should go to and check out her adorable stamps!

Until next time..


Monday, February 6, 2012

Krafthead's Valentine's Challenge

 Hi Everyone,

There is a valentine's challenge going on over at for valentines day.  The requirements for the challenge are: 

You can upload ANY project related to love/Valentine's Day that you used your Cricut to create. There is NO limit to the amount of projects you wish to share. 

1. Have something red on your project
2. Use a heart or cupid
3. Bling is a must
4. Fabric (i.e. ribbon, twine, mesh, tulle, lace, fabric LOL)
5. Share what cartridge(s) used on your project(s) 

So I made a Heart Shaped Envelope Mini Album... I used red silk flowers, created a heart shape chipboard cover, black bling, ivory lace shown behind the flowers, vellum quote expressions, Angelica paper pad from Marcella by K, Teresa Collins Sophisticated cricut cartridge.

I used my scissors and distressed the edge a little bit.

I ink the little heart with red Studio G ink and cut the heart using

This was such a fun project to make I can't wait to make another one.

I really appreciate you all stopping by.  See ya next time!


My 25 Days of Christmas Challenge! Day 25

Hi Everyone,

So here we are at the last project of my 25 Days of Christmas Challenge.  It was a long climb but I got there.  Here is my last project.  A card made with non-traditional Christmas colors, pink and blue.

 Can you see all the sparkle in this card?

I am so please with how this card came out. I love the sparkle, the colors, the image that is so adorable!  I love this card!

What I used..
~Recollections card stock
~Recollections Christmas stamps
~Recollections bling
~Studio G brown ink
~Shabby Treasures white paper roses (I inked them with the pink)
~Offray Ribbon
~"Snowman 2" digital image from
~DecoArt Twinkles

Whew!!  What a challenge this was.  I am happy it's over but sad that it's over at the same time.  None-the-less I am glad I challenged myself.  Well ya'll, thanks for stopping by and spending this time with me.  Feel free to comment, I love to know what you think of the projects.

So until next time..


My 25 Days of Christmas Challenge! Day 24

Welcome everyone,

So today is a project that I started on my Day 5 project and needed your help finishing the card.  The advice I got from Sandy O of Paper Transformer was a great idea.  She suggested " Hmmm...I think this is really pretty as is. The only thing I would add is some shine or sparkle to the bulbs on the tree. Mybe your pretty gold pen you used on your other card would look pretty on the garland and around the edges of the die cut. But it REALLY is pretty as is."   Here is the final card.

I added red DecoArt Twinkles to the balls on the tree and the bows on the presents.  Then brought out the garland with a gold glitter gel pen.  I also decided to re-ink the edge in green to take away some of the white.

On the inside I added four red snowflakes for some more color.

I used the iridescent DecoArt Twinkles again, like I did for the snow, for the present on the left.  I LOVE the sparkle on this card!!  Thank you Sandy for great suggestions!

Just one more project to go everyone.  I am excited! Thanks for stopping by today and I will see in the next blog!


My 25 Days of Christmas Challenge! Day 23

Hi Everybody!

So Day 23's project is a fun Santa card.  I think this card is so cute.  I am loving this paper pack from Recollections this year!  So much fun!!

The card stock and pattern paper is from Recollections' Bright and Jolly paper pack.  I really like using the Recollections brand because some of their products are made State side and I am a big supporter of American made.  I cut Santa out of one of the papers and then glues him on the black card stock and then cut a thin black border around the image; instant die-cut.

The note spot was cut from the Teresa Collin's Sophisticated Cricut cartridge. I inked the edge with black in so that it would stand out.  Then I cut out a sentiment from another page in the pack, added a black backing and that's it.

What I used..
~Recollections Card Stock
~Recollection Bright and Jolly paper pack
~Studio G black ink
~Studio G letter stamps
~Queen Kat black blink
~Sheer black and opaque black ribbon
~Teresa Collins Sophisticated Cricut cartridge

So this is my 23rd project. Just two more to go.  So I will see you in the next blog.  Until then...

Thanks for stopping by


My 25 Days of Christmas Challenge! Day 22

Hi Guys,

So here is my day 22 challenge.  I used my scrap card stock and paper and created a gift card, card.

Isn't it cute?!  This card is simple cute adorable.  I added DecoArt twinkles to the snowflakes to make them sparkle and then I stamp the penguin and colored him in with color pencils.  I added two rhinestone to the little snowflakes, more twinkles to the ball on his hat, and inked around the edge to make it stand out.  Sheer black ribbon and three black rhinestones finish of the front of the card.  Super quick and easy.

The inside of the card is even easier.  A piece of patterned paper that I stamped with black ink and that is all she made.

What I used...
~Red card stock
~Pattern paper from Recollections Bright and Jolly paper pack
~Queen Kat black bling
~Studio G stamps
~DecoArt Twinkles

So there you have.  Thanks for stopping by today and I will see you in the next blog.