Thursday, January 31, 2013

Paper Smooches Sparks - Picture Perfect

This is my entry for the Paper Smooches Sparks contest of the week based on a picture interpretation. 

Here is the picture inspiration:

Now, here is my interpretation... I have to say when I looked at this beautifully made bed with cream linens the first thing that came to mind was "oh my god, if that were my bedroom my dogs would ruin it" lol.  So, here is my interpretation:

Paper Smooches stamps - Birthday buddies

Thanks for taking the time!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Hero Smiles

I have always loved this posies set from Hero Arts.  Had fun turning into a stamp with my Spellbinder postage stamp dies. 

Products used:

Hero Arts Stamps
Peeking posies - LL072
Postage background - S5061
Sending smiles - CL490

Hero Arts - Wet Cement
Memories - Black
Distress: Tumbled glass and Vintage photo

Thanks for taking the time!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

CAS-ual Fridays - CFC87 Make your mark

I have always loved these Penny Black butterflies and finally got them about a month ago.  I used yellow because it always makes me feel like Winter will eventually leave way to Spring - here's to being hopeful!

Penny Black stamps - Social Butterflies
Copic, Y11- Pale Yellow, Y32 Cashmere and Y21 - Cream
Distress Markers for "swoosh" - Mustard Seed and Wild Honey

Thanks for taking the time!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Paper Smooches - s'up

Made this one for the Paper Smooches Sparks color challenge for this week. I have a nine year-old niece who is always saying "S'UP"... She'll get a kick out of this one.  It's a mock fish bowl with a lifted acetate overlay.

Stamps: Paper Smooches
Birthday Buddies (fish, bubbles and stars)
Sentiment, Good Gab

Thanks for taking the time!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Hero Arts January part 2

Going away for work this week, this one is for the Hero Arts January challenge part 2.  I so enjoy these butterflies, I turn to them often.

Products used:

Stamps all Hero Arts
Background: Designer Woodgrain, S5208
Butterflies: Hero Arts/Sizzix stamp and die cut set
Sentiment: Special Note of Thanks, CL499


Thanks for taking the time!

Valentine's for fun

I bought the new Memory Box heart/ribbon die this week.  This is what I came up with. I will enter this in the CAS-ual Friday long and short - CFC86. The card base is 3 1/4 x 6 1/2.   

Products used:

Dies: Memory Box Heart/Ribbon
Spellbinder Shape die

Hero Arts
Heart: Love Every Day - CL500
Sentiment: Year Round Sentiments - CL582

Hero Arts: Royal Red and Bubble Gum - Mid-Tones
Color Box - Frost White

Thx for taking the time!

Paper Smooches

Edit: This card was one of two feature cards on the Paper Smooches Spark contest for the week ending January 20, 2013. :)

I really enjoy working with these fun stamps. This is for a sketch challenge, I prefer working with my own idea but this one was fun to do.

Stamps used:
Paper Smooches - Zoo Crew, leaves and zebra
Paper Smooches - sentiment, Good Gab
Hero Arts mid-tone greens

Thanks for taking the time!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

CAS-ual Friday - CFC85 Round of applause and Hero Arts January contest

Here is another attempt at a "CAS" card. I am really pleased with the way this one turned out.  

Products used:

Stamps: All Hero Arts
Circles: Many Dots - CL519
Heart: Find Joy - CL497
Sentiment: Say it all - CL574

Hero Arts (my favourite inks, must have them all!)
Mid-tone Green Hills and Wet Cement
Color Box - Ice Blue

Thx so much for taking the time!

Monday, January 14, 2013


This is my first attempt at ATCs believe it or not. Had fun with the small size.  

All products by Hero Arts

Smile ATC:
Butterflies: Antique Engravings - CL383
Background: Earth Flowers - CL428
Sentiment: Made with love - CL491
Distress Tumbled Glass
Memento Tuxedo Black
Glossy Accents

Joy ATC:
Tulips: Newspaper Tulips - K5576
Background: Postage - S5061
Sentiment: Find Joy - CL497
Distress - Wild Honey, Scattered Straw and Worn Lipstick
Memories black with clear embossing powder
Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Up

Thx for taking the time!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Cas-ual Friday - Simple thank you

Well, holidays are over (for me anyhow, back to work tomorrow) and working with anything other than holiday cards is very, very FUN. Here is one for the Cas-ual Friday contest "a simple thank you". Again, I am not very good at "CAS" cards but I figure the more I try the more I can sharpen my style, right? We'll see. LOL

Products used:

Hibiscus die - Memory Box
Sentiment and line stamps both: My Minds Eye - Miss Caroline, Dilly Dally "Adventures" stamps MC0163

Thx so much for taking the time and Happy New Year to all!


Saturday, January 5, 2013

Happy Smooches!

This is a first Birthday card for the cutest little guy! I really love Paper Smooches stamps, this giraffe was perfect.


Giraffe: Paper Smooches - Zoo Crew M1S092
Sentiment: Lawn Fawn - Sophie's Sentiments LF318
Clouds: Hero Arts with Studio Calico - Hooray ST509
Grass: Stampendous- Maggie's Daisy SSC002

This is the first card that I have used so many different lines!

Thx for taking the time!


Thursday, January 3, 2013

Hero Hearts

I was really enjoying working with this heart shape.  The contest for Hero Arts on Flickr and A Blog named Hero this month is "try something new"and "New Year, New You" this smaller heart shape is different for me and I have a mix of old and new stamps! There is also a colour challenge on Flickr, this is my interpretation of the colour chart.

Products used:

Stamps all hero arts:

Untitled heart, Art of the card - AC002
Background, Square Pattern - CG453
Sentiment, Say it all - CL574


Background, Wet Cement - Hero Arts

Distress inks:

Tumbled Glass
Shabby Shutters
Wild Honey and Ripe Persimmon.

Thx for taking the time!

PB Valentine fun

It's nice to make something other then a holiday card! Decided to play around with some Valentine stamps.  Here is an older Penny Black stamp that I still really like.

Products used:

Penny Black stamps:

Love the message - 30-065
Sentiment: J'aime paris - 4023k

Distress: Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry

Thx for taking the time!