Saturday, July 31, 2010

Inspired by Ashley Marostica

So, I'm finally starting to get into making baby girl cards, although I really need to start making thank you notes, but this won't be my note because it's a little too involved. But, don't you love that sweet little pea in the pod? This may be Morgan's first Halloween costume! It's always been my favorite. And Bailey can be the farmer and carry her in a basket! We've really given this a lot of thought. Anyway, back to the card - it was inspired by this blog and, since I didn't have the sentiment stamp, I wrote it myself which miraculously worked out! Thanks for stopping by - I hope to be back on a roll now!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Inspired by Annie B

This is the card my stamping buddy, Annie B, had for us to make last week. I really love the layout and can't wait to use it again. The paper is PTI's Green Tea Leaves and I love how it looks paired with the chocolate dots. And how cute is that tea cup?!? Another PTI creation! After making this card, I bought Nestabilities Labels 4 to use with the ovals I already have to duplicate this focal point. Simple and beautiful - my fave!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Sorry to have been MIA this week! I have been working on Bailey's scrapbook so it will be current by the time Morgan arrives. I would LOVE to post some of my better pages here, but I have a terrible time taking good photos of 12x12 pages, so you may just have to take my word that I have been busy crafting! I hope to post some cards tomorrow, so check back soon!!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Using Up Scraps, part 3

I'm trying very hard to catch up on my card-making and find a bit of mojo, so I started with this card by Dawn McVey. It's another one of those great cards that used up scraps. Dawn sewed on her card and I may have to add some hand-stitching to mine, too, to emphasize the scalloped Kiwi Kiss strip I used. The hardest part of this card is picking out which beautiful DSP to use - it has lots of possibilities and goes together quickly. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Using Up Scraps, part 2

What do you think of this cute card?!? I found it on Jeni Allen's blog, My Stampin' Spot, which is one of the blogs I stalk regularly! Just another GREAT way to use up some of those paper scraps we've all got! I used my 1" and 1.25" circle punches - super simple! Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Addictive Personality 101

I have an addictive personality. It's true. You can tell by the number of Starbucks I drink, the amount of scrapbooking supplies I own, and the devotion with which I follow Vera Bradley patterns! So, when I find a card sketch that I love and can implement, I use it to death. I think this might be THAT sketch!! I was a litle overdue to make a new baby card so I dug out some blue-hued papers, cut 4 strips, added a button and some ribbon and . . . well, you know the rest!!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Using Up Scraps

I'm sure I've mentioned this before, but I LOVE cards that utilize some of the millions of little pieces of paper I have floating all over my craft room!! When I saw this card on Becky Roberts' Inking Idaho blog, I knew it was one I had to save for future use!! And now, almost 4 months later, I have finally used her inspiration. The card is super quick to make - the paper strips are 1" x 4" and I attached them to the front of the card and then adhered the scalloped piece over them. A sentiment and a little ribbon and VOILA! A beautiful project! Hope you'll try it!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Simply Said

Simply Said is one of those stamp sets that I wanted for a long time, finally got, and rarely use :) Don't we all have a few of those? But Mary Fish's blog, Stampin' Pretty, gave me an excuse to dust it off and CASE this card. I've always said that Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper is some of the most beautiful and best quality I have ever used. The colors always inspire me to create something wonderful. The name of this pack escapes me, but I just love Cameo Coral, Tempting Turquoise, and Summer Sun together. It just screams summer!! I made this card for a friend who recently gave me a beautiful set of white eyelet bedding for our baby's bed! How exciting and just the encouragement we needed to dig out the bed and set it up. Thanks for stopping by today - try to keep cool!!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

SU! Inspiration

I needed an extra special thank you note for some friends who came to our rescue over the weekend, and I LOVED this one I found on my friend, Jamie's Stampin' Up! website. As usual, I didn't have the exact stamps, except the Big Deal Alphabet, but I think it came together very well and I will definitely make this one again. Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

More Blog Hop Color Combos

Here is yet another bit of inspiration that I found while doing the PTI Blog Hop the other night. With more than 100 entries, there's plenty of inspiration to be found!! As usual, I didn't have the exact stamps or colors, but I improvised. I'm getting really good at that!! This is an unusual color combo that I'm not sure I would use again, but it works for this card and I like it!! Have a great day!!