Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Day!

Happy Easter!
There is still snow on the ground here in MN, but the celebration of today makes the world bright and beautiful!

I have a couple cards to share with you today.  I recently ordered some Paper Smooches sets from Ellen (I heart Ellen's store!) and absolutely adore these images.  LOVE them!  I pared them with some new paper (My Girl - American Crafts) that came in my Easter basket from a good friend.  She sure knows my style!

This sentiment is from Amuse  - isn't it just perfect with this paper!!

I love this chickie.  She even has polka dot wings!  LOL  The fence, grass and bubble dies are MFT and the flower is Memory Box.  The sun stamp is PTI stamped on white vellum and hand cut out.

Have a HAPPY DAY everyone!

Friday, March 29, 2013

'mmmmm coffee

Happy Friday!

It's a "free" day for me... a random vacation day just for the heck of it.  I'm sitting here doing a little research on the web to spark the creative side of my brain (the bank tends to over-ride that side sometimes.  lol) and then it's off to play at my stamp table.

But first, that wonderful, warm, first cup of coffee for the day.

This is a digi image that I got so long ago that I can't remember from what company, but I love it.  I love that I can make it as big, or as small as I need for the project I'm working on.  The center strip on the cup is paper pieced and the rest colored with Copic markers.  A chipboard button with hand-cut leaves and some yellow pearls on the sentiment tag and it's ready to go.

edited to add - I found the designer of the digi stamp.  The Alley Way Stamps.  It was the November freebie.

I'm off to see if I can bubble up some mojo!

Monday, March 25, 2013


It actually made it over 32 degrees this weekend in MN, so it must be time to start thinking about Spring!

I love this little egg die from Impression Obsession.  I pulled some scraps from last years spring projects and whipped this up.  (I used yellow cardstock for the background in the pic because of so much white on the card.  Kind of a funky look.  lol)

Here is this year's Easter treat basket for my team at work.  I love making them a little someth'n someth'n.  I used the new MFT flower box and trapezoid box dies with October Afternoon paper.
The hilarious bunny is from Paper Smooches.  Love that guy.  The flag is hand cut and attached to a little stick.  Sentiment is a Stampendous stamp that I've had forever.

Filled with assorted chocolate eggs, this should give the team a big smile! 

Ok... I'm off to get this Monday started.  Happy Spring everyone!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Hello!  I've been on a little trip to crazyville and stamping took a bit of a backseat.   But, yesterday was one of my favorite days... a Saturday with absolutely no reason to leave the house!  Yeah Me!

I had some new papers to play with and pulled out a favorite Whipper Snapper stamp to go with it.

The papers are Park Bench (Fancy Pants) and the stamp is Picked Texas Wildflower.  Such a fun image to color with Copics!  The button is a PTI button stamp, punched out with a 1 1/8 inch circle punch.

I made a few cards and hope to get them posted in the coming days.

Well... the sun is shining and I need to go soak some up!  See you soon.