Monday, October 13, 2008

Mmmmm....Chocolate Chip

It's no secret that I love the colour Chocolate Chip. So, today I have another tote to share, and of course, it had to have some Chocolate Chip on it!

The patterned papers are from Close to My Heart. The grosgrain that I used on the handle is SU! Chocolate Chip and the polka dot ribbon is from American Crafts. It's a good match though, isn't it?

This tote was designed for a friend of mine who wanted thank you cards. So I used SU! Define Your Life and stamped two of the card fronts with 'gratitude' and the other two card fronts with 'kindness'. The flower stamps are from SU! also, they were stamped, embossed with clear embossing powder and cut out by hand. Each flower was then given a button center.
All of the patterned papers were layered with, you guessed it....Chocolate Chip!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

More Liquid Applique!

I know I am a little behind the times...but I only just started using liquid applique recently. The verdict? I love it! It gives a card that little extra 'something' that you want to have.

I recently made this card for my Godson's third birthday. It is clean and simple, but I wanted that little extra something. So, I got out the liquid applique and used it for the airplane exhaust. A shot with my heat gun was all it took to get that puffy smokey look, and I was all set!

The papers were all from my scrap I can't be sure where they originally came from. The ink I used for the sentiment is White Daisy from Close to My Heart. I used Midnight Blue StazOn for the plane. The plane is from the CTMH stamp set called Flyin' High. The ribbon and buttons are from one of the big chain craft stores....I can't remember which one....

Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

A Winner!

Well ladies...the winner of the stamp set from my blog candy post is Christi! You can email me your snail mail address at and I will pop this in the mail for you. Thanks for always being here with encouraging words, Christi!

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

For the Shoebox!

I recently made a whole slew of cards in an attempt to have a bit of inventory on hand. Whether the cards would be used for a holiday craft fare, or whether they would just be kept on hand for those 'just in case' moments, I wasn't sure. But, I am glad I have them.

I know that you can't tell that I have been stamping lately...since none of the projects have been posted here...but I am swimmingly busy with my life at the moment. My Usborne Books adventure is taking off more than I imagined it would...and I can only hope that the momentum will continue, because it is a really good kind of busy...aside from the fact that it takes away from my stamping time, that is.

Now, back to the cards! As I was getting into mass production mode I decided to focus my designs on some of my solid stamps....there by eliminating the need to colour in images....because I know that you know....that takes so much time!

This series of four cards were made using a stamp set from Close to My Heart called 'Construction Set'. The patterned papers are from a stack by Amanda Blu called The Boy Collection. The brads are from JoAnn Essentials line and the layers are all stacked up with dimensionals.

Don't forget to leave a comment on this post for a chance to win an acrylic stamp set!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Finally...Some Eye Candy...

....and some BLOG CANDY too!

I have been so delinquent in my posting as of late, that I feel like I need to offer up a little something for my readers who continue to come back...I know there are at least two or three of you out there! LOL!

Seriously though, things are good, just incredibly busy in our household right now. I know that a lot of you can relate!

So, continue to the bottom of this post to see the blog candy that is up for grabs!

This card was made for a very dear friend of mine. She has always been generous and kind. She is a practicing Catholic, and I know that Angel Wings (one of the upcoming Stamp of the Month Club stamps over at Paper Pretties) is an image that will mean a lot to her. She and her husband recently had our whole family to their house in Cape Cod and they were wonderful hosts! They took us clamming (our very first time!) and then cooked up a marvelous meal! I wanted to send her a special card, and this is what I came up with.

The patterned papers are from Sandylion and they were paired up with Pink Pirouette and Chocolate Chip from SU! I used my rectangular nesties to cut out and mat the image. Angel Wings Sophia was coloured with pencils and blended with OMS. I used Dazzling Diamonds on her wings and liquid applique on the bottom of her gown. A shot with my heat was all it needed to puff up and look warm and cozy!

The sentiment is from My Favorite Things and I used my word window punch to punch it out. Dimensionals to fasten it onto the card, a dash of ribbon, and I was finished!

Now, onto my blog candy!

I have a set 14 acrylic stamps up for grabs. They are made by K & Company and the set is called Special Occasions. The set includes stamps that say things like Delight, Treasures of the Heart, Remember, Happy, Simply The Best, Girl Stuff and Celebrate.

All you have to do is leave me a comment and I will announce the winner next Saturday!

Thanks for stopping by today!