Saturday, April 28, 2012

Ready for 5

Hi everyone!  It's a special weekend - our granddaughter, Elise, is turning 5.

Elise said the other day "I can't wait for this weekend, I'm sick of being 4".  LOL  I love her unintentional wit.

I bought this stamp, Party Girl (Lili of the Valley) to use for the card because it could be a picture of Elise.  She loves to wear dresses... all the time! And she's all about the sparkle and princesses.

The image is colored with copics and the skirt, crown and balloon are covered with Rock Candy stickles sprinkled with additional glitter before it dried.

Here is Elise with her big sister Grace when we were at MOA theme park recently.  That place is just plain FUN! (boy, a white headband + bright overhead lights = bad pic. lol)

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Miss You

It was a good stamping weekend at my place!  There really is nothing better than spending time relaxing and coloring.

Frog Garden is one of my favorite Whipper Snapper images.  You can match the flowers to whatever paper you are using.  In this case, Neapolitan by American Crafts.

I even dusted off the sewing machine for this babee!  :)

The scallop die is Taylored Expressions, the flags are My Favorite Things and the scallop circle (behind the button) is Spellbinders.  The layout is MFTWSC68 (I love their sketches!)  Oh... and there is glitter pretty much everywhere.  LOL

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, April 21, 2012


Happy Saturday!

This past week I was playing with my butterfly dies, Vivienne and Darla (Memory Box).  I love how the delicate the wings are.

I find that I need to put one layer of cardstock (shim) under my plate in the Big Shot in order for all the little pieces in the wings to punch out easily.  For this next card, I forgot to put in the shim.  I almost threw the butterfly away, but then the light bulb came on! 

I put some tape behind the butterfly to make sure the little pieces wouldn't fall out later and then colored each little piece with Copic markers.  After all was colored, I used the Quckie Glue pen to put glue on just the white outlines and sprinkled with glitter (I wish you could see the sparkle!).

The strip is made using the Piestra Tile die (also Memory Box) and adding a strip of matching decorative paper behind it.  The sentiment is from Through the Trees  (Papertey Ink).

I hope you are having a fabulous day!  I'm going to bury myself in paper and ink.  :)

Sunday, April 15, 2012


Happy Sunday! It's rather rainy/dreary hear in MN, so what's a girl to do but stamp!?!

I pulled out my new On the Links stamp set (Papertrey Ink) and pared it with an older mini deck pad from Cosmo Cricket (Upcycle) and created 3 different cards.

This one is my fav using PTI Fillable Frames #1 and Tag Sale #5 dies. The golf ball is stamped in Fresh Snow ink, embossed with white EP and punched out using a circle punch.

This one uses Spellbinders inverted scallop circle and regular circle dies. The golf ball was done the same way as on the previous card.

Lastly, I love this little golf cart! I cut the cream mat from Mat Stack #4 and then made a frame using the coordinating layerz die from green cardstock.

You'd think that using one set and one pad of paper wouldn't create such a big mess on my table! LOL Not so much.

Have a happy day!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Happy Spring!

It's a busy time of year, but one of my favorite times. Trees are blooming, grass is turning green, everything is "springing" back to life!

As with each holiday, I make a special treat for my team at work. This year, it's Bunny Bait. I put the yummy mixture into cone shaped bags and tied a fun, sparklie tag on each one.

I used Easter Sweeties (Lili of the Valley) for the tag, masking off the last couple of duckies because I wanted a shorter tag. The image is colored with Copic markers and the egg is glittered.

Sorry for the dark pictures. I thought about taking a picture at 10pm last night as I was putting these into a bag to take to work this morning. Remember what I said about busy? LOL

Happy Easter!