Wednesday, April 28, 2010

My Favorite Color

My boys and my kindergarteners will be able to tell you that my favorite color is green. Even as a little girl my favorite color was always green. Nothing in my house, though, is green. I have red walls. Brick red. Not all the walls. The contrasting walls are a light brown. So as an adult, I now have a new favorite color in addition to green... I never thought about it until the challenge on the Raise the Bar blog - Challenge #15 Color Me Happy - use your favorite color on a card.

I like this Vivienne stamp by Kraftin' Kimmie. She is so sassy. I used this stamp on a previous post. So I was able to fit both of my favorite colors on this card. At first I didn't know if I liked it, but I really did after I colored her and added the flowers. (The flowers were added for Our Creative Corner challenge blog - which is to use blossoms. I would've used red half pearls with the green but I didn't have any.

The base is SU Riding Hood Red. The DP is from DCWV Mariposa Stack. I cut the shape with my cricut using a nesting template from Penny Duncan Creations. The flowers are primas. Vivienne was embossed on watercolor paper and colored with Twinkling H2Os. The spacers and half pearls are from Stamp and Create. The brad is from my stash.

The next picture is the inside:

The butterfly is cut from the same DP and I added some stickles. (The blur is what I wrote. It is a birthday card for my friend in Washington.)
Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

My Favorite Angel

One of my favorite stamps happens to be a Wags and Whiskers stamp called Angel Whispers. Not just because the little Angel represented in this stamp was in my very first Kindergarten class. Not just because my friend Lacey happens to co-own Wags and Whiskers. Not just because Lacey is the little angel's mother. Not just because Lacey was the wicked person to introduce me to this addiction called stamping.

I am laughing laughing laughing!!!!!!! Hugs to Lacey, Ansley and Ryan (who also happens to be represented in my favorite Superhero stamp)!

I just really like the stamp because it just looks really sweet. I really like how the little angel is just there peacefully with her sweet dog (who also happens to look like a dog I had when I was younger) and beautiful butterflies.

I made this card for my son's teacher's birthday. It was put together very quickly. I had already colored Angel Whispers a while ago but never did anything with her. She was embossed on watercolor paper and colored with Twinkling H2O's and backed on SU Bashful Blue. The card base is SU Regal Rose. The DP, brad and ribbon are from my stash. Flowers are primas. I also added stickles to the wings of the angel and butterflies.

I am also entering this card in the Flutter By Wednesday #105 Challenge which is open but you have to have a butterfly, angel or fairy.

I also made the following box to go along with the card. It is from My Time Made Easy. It is called Shutterfly. It's an SVG file that you can cut with your Cricut. I made the box big enough to fit 6 Yankee Candle votives. The flower and butterfly on the front were made with with the Cut file Flutters and Flowers. The cricut is awesome!

The next picture is the top of the box.

Thanks for looking!!!!

Monday, April 12, 2010


I can't believe how awesome this world of card creating is. I have stumbled upon some really cool blogs of some really awesome talented people. It's addicting! I haven't figured out if it's a good thing or a bad thing. I have found myself browsing through blogs and being completely surprised by an hour passing easily.

Anyway, I stumbled upon the blog Stamping by Sam. She is so creative. I can't believe how many challenges she does with just one card. Crazy! I clicked on a few challenge links of hers and came across All Sorts Challenge Blog and 365 Cards (which had a link to Practical Scrappers).

The All Sorts Challenge 47 is using "Petals and Pearls". The Practical Scrappers Challenge is using "Glitter and Bling". I fulfilled both challenges without even knowing it! Awesome when things work out that way!

The stamp on this card is Vivienne from Kraftin' Kimmie which I bought at Stamp and Create. I think she is so cute! I made this card for my friend's birthday. I made another one with Vivienne which I will post another day.

Vivienne is embossed on watercolor paper and colored with Twinkling H2Os. I cut the shapes out with my Cricut. It is a nesting file I got from Penny Duncan Creations. The card base is SU Basic Black. The pink cardstock is PTI Raspberry Fizz stamped with a flower from SU Merci Stamp set. The DP is from DCWV Flower Shower Spring Stack. I really like the DP. It comes with the glitter already on it. The flowers are Prima. The black brads on the flower I bought a long time ago from Taylored Expressions. The spacers on the flower and the half pearls I bought from Stamp and Create.

Thanks for looking!