Thursday, February 26, 2009

Pink and Brown Bella Birthday


Is there a more perfect Bella to celebrate a birthday?? I don't think so. IMHO! If you haven't already guessed I like clean lines and not a lot of embellies. You'll be seeing a lot of her over the next few days. I belong the the Birthday RAK Committee so I am created a bunch of different ones in anticipation of my March Birthday's list.  The sentiment I created on my computer. My card specs are below.


Card Specs:

Stamps: Stamping Bella


Cardstock: GP, CM, HL

Accessories: Copics, Prismacolor Markers, Nesties, Marvy Punch

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

PJ Riley's Feel Better Wish

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My kids always seem perkier after they get over an illness even more so if it's lasted a few days. Must be all that pent up energy they accumulate while laying on my couch... As a member of the RAK group on Splitcoast I am regularly sending cards to sick little ones. I thought this Riley was perfect for that very thing. What do sick little ones spend their time in??? PJ's of course so hence PJ Riley or Sophie depending on how you color her/him. The card specs are below.


Card Specs:

Stamps: Hanna Stamps and Papertrey


Cardstock: DCWV, GP, HL

Accessories: Copics, Nesties, Perfect Layers

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Riley's Love Wishes


OK... this Riley cracks me up!!  I just adore him!  He is so cute lying on his sofa looking like a total glutton. He's funny.. The card specs are below. If you don't own any of these cute little fellas or gals in Sophia's case.. run on over to Hanna Stamps to get you some!! The tiny little words on the strips we a part of my Papertrey set. If you don't know what Papertrey is where have you been?? Check them out HERE!  Now on to the specs..


Card Specs:

Stamps: Hanna Stamps and Papertrey

Cardstock: GP, CM, DCWV, HL

DP: HL's Paper Studio

Accessories: Copics, Nesties, Perfect Layers, Dew Drops

Monday, February 23, 2009

Soldier's Just Blessed..

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BAD BAD BLOGGER!!! Mea culpa from me today.. I have been so ridiculously busy this past 5 days that I haven't had but for a minute or two in front of my computer to check email. Our youngest son competed this past weekend in an Orienteering Challenge and our oldest is getting competition ready with his Color Guard Team so I have been running around like crazy with them and errands and chores I've been putting off. They finally all caught up with me and were waiting outside my bedroom door when I woke up last Thursday. With DS graduating in June things are starting to kick into high gear. We have gotten several calls from family and friends making the trek to watch him walk. I am however getting more nervous as we get closer. I think I may be able to single handedly end the drought here in South Texas with the river of tears I will shed in the coming months and on the day itself. Anyway.. here's my card details.. I'll be doing my best to do better this week.

DH being Active Duty military I had to have this set as soon as I  saw it. Since I missed out on Godspeed and can never find it anywhere for a reasonable price  this was the next best thing. The main image was colored with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol.  We have several friends who are deployed and I made several of these to send to them. The card specs are below. 

Card Specs:

Stamps: SU!, Papertrey

DP: Hobby Lobby

Cardstock: GP, HL, CM

Accessories: Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol, Nesties, Perfect Layers

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Bella's Get Well Umbrella Wishes


Another fabulous Bella! I love these colors. I am definitely a pink and brown girl. Thought I'd throw in a little tangerine to brighten things up. I am a member of the RAK group so I constantly find myself  in need of Get Well or Feel Better Cards. I am also experimenting with adding lots of layers to my cards. I am attempting to expand my look. I was using card sketches and challenges to do that and it was going pretty well until the holidays and my Papa's illness became the priority. Now that things are settling down I am going to attempt more challenges. That being said, my card specs are below.

Card Specs:

Stamps: Umbrellabella, Papertrey 1st Anniversary Set

Cardstock: HL, GP, DCWV

Accessories: Copics, Nesties, Perfect Layers, Mike's Ribbon

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Altoid First Aid Kit

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This is one of those little Altoid tins that I converted into a mini first aid kit for my purse. Being the mom of two VERY active boys I can say that we have survived our fair share of, scrapes, bruises, and gashes. I found it very prudent to keep band-aids and triple antibiotic on hand but found it getting messed up in my purse, you know wrappers coming off the band-aids, not to mention the ruined purse because some little smarty  didn't put the cap back on the triple antibiotic well. So when I noticed the game and kit ideas made with these little cute tins  my purse disaster came to mind. Enclosed in this tin are assorted band-aids and triple antibiotic along with some little packs of Tylenol and Motrin. Project specs are below.

Project Specs:

Stamps: Just Rite Monogram Stamper, Papertrey Simple Alphabet


Cardstock: GP, HL

Ink: Papertrey Dark Chocolate

Accessories: Altoid Tin, Punches, Primas, Stickles

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

BVC09 February

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A little while back I told you about the Bible Verse Challenge I joined on Splitcoast. Here is my February contribution. I'm a little late putting it up. I hope you like it. If you're interested in joining our challenge click on the logo located to the left. This challenge motivates me to learn more of my Bible and to in turn use it in my card making. I am have a great time participating it it. My image is colored with Copics and my sentiment stamped with Memento Ink.  Card Specs are below.


Card Specs:

Stamps: MFT Tea for Two, Papertrey Everyday Blessings

DP: Hobby Lobby

Cardstock: GP, DCWV

Ink: Memento, Staz On

Accessories: Prima's, Stickles, Nesties, Copics, Puffy Paint

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Riley's Just Because

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I created this Riley card to send to a special friend who finds himself far away from home right now. He's a fishing fan so I thought this Riley was perfect. The just because sentiment came from Papertrey's Anniversary set from last year. The DP was in my scraps box so I can't provide you with a manufacturer. The CS is from HL. The main image was colored with Copics and cut out with my Nesties as was my tag. The ink for the sentiment is SU!The bling is from Mike's and the scalloped edging on the strip is from my SU! Punch.



Monday, February 9, 2009

Mailbox Get Well


I ADORE Mailbox Greetings.. I hope that there's a companion or expansion set coming soon. This is one of THE MOST versatile set you can ever buy. I LOVE being able to change even the seasons with this kit. If you don't already have it what are you waiting for??? Run over there and get it!I have a sweet friend whose under the weather right now this card is for her...Card Specs are below...

Card Specs:

DP: Basic Grey

Cardstock: HL, Papertrey, CM

Stamps: Papertrey Mailbox Greetings

Ink: Memento, Papertrey Berry Sorbet

Accessories: Copics, Nesties, SU! Punch

Friday, February 6, 2009

Papertrey Color...

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I made this for the Papertrey Challenge issued by Nicole HERE!! They are giving away that GORGEOUS Papertrey cardstock. If you don't love it now.. YOU WILL!!! The challenge was to use Four Papertrey color: Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise, Ripe Avocado and Ocean Tides. You are allowed to substitute similar colors if you don't own them all. I have the red flowers for the Pure Poppy, the tag at the top for summer sunrise stamped with Ocean Tides for the sentiment and Ripe avocado for the bag. They are either the Papertrey colors or similar substitutes. I hope you like it, it's going to be a gifty for a friend who gave us a beautiful anniversary gift.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Papertrey's Friendship Bread...

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OK.. so you guys know how much I LOVE Papertrey right.. well I saw a link to this post on my friend Dawn's blog and by some twist of fate I made these bags yesterday to give to some friends and used my PAPERTREY stamps... It's the Amish Friendship Bread Gifty that can either be a blessing or a curse... If you want the recipe for the starter email me and I'll send it to you... Simple and adorable.. they all loved the gift and as an incentive to actually use the mix I gave them a loaf of the bread already made.. Makes me a friend and not a frenemie right??? Hope this ones a winner!!!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Ice Cream Girl...

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Those MFT girls sure do know what their doing don't they??? I love those whose that girl sets.. Visit Kim's blog today and go on their little blog hop adventure for their new release tonight. They have the cutest little sets coming out. The ice cream girl is one of my faves along with Rain or Shine. The card specs will follow. Shout out for MFT and all their rockin' designers!


Card Specs:

DP: Hobby Lobby

Cardstock: GP, HL, DCWV

Accessories: Copics, Nesties, SU! Scallop Punch, Perfect Layers

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Cupcake Wishes, Bella Dreams

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Cupcakeabella in all her glory... Those of us that love Cupcakes jest can't pass her by.. I used her over and over again and never get tired of seeing her. She is definitely one of my go to images. Card details are below..


Card Specs:

DP: Hobby Lobby

Card Stock: GP, DCWV, HL

Accessories: Nesties, Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol, Perfect Layers

Monday, February 2, 2009

Kindred Spirits!

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Isn't this Riley just ADORABLE? I can totally relate to the chocolate high. Another adorable Riley from Hanna Stamps. I don't know who's thinking up these little cuties but kudos to them for creating some irresistible stamps. I just adore these little moose. Card deets are below..


Card Details:

DP: Hobby Lobby

Cardstock: GP, DCWV, Papertrey White

Stamps: Riley from Hanna Stamps

Ribbon: Mike's Dollar Spot

Accessories: Dew Drops: Nesties, Perfect Layers

Ink: SU!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

My Favorite Riley!

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OK... You have heard me go on and on before about how CUTE Riley is right.. but this Riley is the ULTIMATE cutie. I cannot tell you how long I have waited to get this adorable Riley into my inky hands. He's been sold out since he came out. But hee hee hee I've got him now!! Don't you just wanna cuddle him. He's so snuggable as my son used to say when he was little. The sentiment was left off so I could add one later to match whatever event I was using the card for..


"Card Deets"

DP is from Hobby Lobby.

The cardstock is GP, DCWV CM, and Hobby Lobby.

I used my nesties to cut out the main image and matted with my perfect layers. Then corner rounded my corners with my CM punch to match the card corners.

My image was colored with Copics.