Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Happy New Year!

Hello folks, sorry about the long absence. after returning from my long awaited trip to my birth place, Colima Mexico, the holidays kicked in. I had one week for Christmas shopping and plan a lovely Christmas dinner for visiting family..... who had time to make a card, right? lol.
 Now, that I have plans to ring in the new year, I found the some time to share with you my latest creation.

My card is inspired by this weeks Mojo Monday sketch. We have the choice between the circle or the square version... I went with the easier one I think.. the square version.
I've always thought of New Years as a black and white event so I went with it. I started off a plain white base and layered every piece with basic black. For the designer piece, I purchased a set from the local craft store from "Me & my big ideas". It contains different filigree designs and some with felt, which I thought helped me a lot with construction of the middle pieces because it prevented them from moving. Next, I cut four pieces of plain white card stock and embossed with Cuttlebug D'vine swirl folder. Then, cut another smaller piece and stamped balloons on one side using SU! Bitty Birthday, it was tricky but I made it work. And for the last piece, I used SU! A Brand New Year stamp and raised it with pop ups next to the balloons. And for an added touch, I used a sheer piece of ribbon.
 For inside the card, I just used another piece of the same designer paper and layered it with some basic black. For the sentiment in the middle I used SU! wonderful words set.
Well folks thanks again for stopping by and for being patient with me. I promise to post more creations frequently in the new coming year...
Also I'd like to extend a great big "Hello" to The U.K., Russia, South Korea, Germany, Australia, India, Canada, Greece, Malaysia, Indonesia, Trinidad and Tobago... Wow! Thank you so much for stopping by! And to all the my other visitors thanks for reading all my rants and complaints. Here's to you and all your love ones... May you have a fantastic New Year and best wishes!! Tootles

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Happy Holidays

Hello folks, thanks for stopping by. Todays card will probably be my last for the time being. See, I'm flying out to Mexico with my mom to see my father and the house I was last in almost 25 years ago. I was 13 years old when my father purchased this house. It's located in a perfect spot.... 10 minutes from the ocean resorts, and 20 minutes from the city. The weather is just what the doctor ordered and I can't wait to get there.
It's too bad I'll only be there for two weeks, but I prefer spending christmas in the States. I'm cutting it close to the 25th, but I felt like this was as good a time as ever to go while I still have the chance. so I wanted to post a card to send my love to all for this season to my return on the 18th. This card took me a week to put it together, what with my on going battle with this horrid cough, and getting last minute items for my trip.
I gotta say that my favorite piece of the card is the sentiment part! I love layering and elevating with the same color card stock then and stamping images on the edges. And since I didn't have a lot of Christmas designer paper I improvised by using one of my discontinued Stampin' up wheels and used that for the belt of the card? And since there was other prints working on this cards, I just used solid colors for the rest of the pieces to not over-whelm the centerpiece.

And last I wanted to rep the colors used on the front of the card inside the I used the scalloped edges for each color which I thought makes an awesome 3D effect. And I kept it simple with the little sentiment in the middle. I hope you like and have a beautiful and awesome Christmas everyone... Adios!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Winter wonderland Snowman

Hola friends, thanks for stopping by. I hope you had a great weekend, my was very windy. The weather in Southern Cali is what my friend would call "bipolar"? It changes from one extreme to another. It really doesn't help my cold situation, because I've basically been hibernating since Monday of last week. It's been extremely cold for my taste during the night, and we've had fog. rain, and really gusty winds..... I know there's no such things as tornado's or hurricanes in L.A., but I imagine that's what the winds may sound like if I ever experienced one? Anyway, since "the weather outside is frightful".... lol. I thought I'd make this lovely card featuring a snowman in a "winter wonderland" motif. Again I'm experimenting more with lifting the backgrounds inches off the base card, it just gives it a more special feel to the card other than just the centerpiece to be the focal point. The snowman stamp I've had for quite some time. I like that it has it's own shadow as oppose to me adding the light blue hue to give it that effect. also it gave me the chance to finally use some of this SU! Baja Breeze striped ribbon.

And for the inside I wanted to play with another scene, by cutting piece of the same color card stock, Baja Breeze, and edge it with embossing glitter. Unfortunately the camera didn't capture it as I liked but trust me, it looks very And lastly I just wanted to add a simple sentiment, so as to give it room for a written message. I hope you like it. Tootles


Paper: SU! Baja Breeze, Whisper white
Stamps: SU! Serene Snowflakes, Inkadinkado snowman
Ink: SU! Baja Breeze, Pacific Point, Stazon black
Accessories: Baja Breeze striped ribbon, pop-ups
Tools: Spellbinder Scallop circles (large)

Friday, November 26, 2010

Your kindness warms my Heart!

Hello Folks, I hope you had a pleasant and hearty meal this Thanksgiving. As for me I could be doing better... I've been ill with the flu these days, but I at least have my love ones and a roof over my head, so I can't really complaint, right? So I mustard up some strength and made a trip to the local craft store for their sale on paper and stamp sets. I found this really cute set from "Fiskars" called Latte Love. It has a variation of tea cups, mugs and coffee containers with cheeky phrases like "you're tea-riffic", "thanks a latte" etc. The best part about clear stamp sets is that you can shape them to whatever angle you want. I wanted to fit the focal point with the phrase all in one to follow the sketch from "Taylor Expressions". I just missed it's deadline but I really liked the sketch that I still wanted to make something with it. I hope you like it?


Paper:  DCWV Christmas classic, SU! Chocolate chip, Very Vanilla, Crumb
Ink:  Stazons black, SU! Real Red, Baja breeze
Accessories: Crumb 1/4" ribbon, silver brads, button, twine, pop-ups
Tools: Cuddle bugs "D'vine swirl, Seeing spots,

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Um from Umbridge Birthday

Hello everyone, thanks for stopping by...Today's card was inspired by Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland..... particularly the scene where Alice runs into The Queen of hearts, she introduces herself as "Um from Umbridge". I really fell in love with the dress they made her from the once she went into the Queens castle.

Well this was my inspiration, so the hard part was yet to come. It took me about two weeks to implement this onto a card?! I knew that I wanted to use the same colors shown on the picture but how do I use the same sheering of the dress. I kept in mind the McQueen card I did months ago and try to come close as possible to the design. For days my desk was in disarray.. failed designs, different drafts of cut pieces of black and white design paper and no success?! Then finally a break... Monday rolled around and Mojo Monday came to the rescue... after studying the sketch I knew I could come up with my card.

I started with a plain white base, then layered it with basic black. I used Real red cardstock for the left side and embossed it with Cuddle bug's "seeing spots" for texture. For the right side I used a stripped black and white design paper I purchased from the local craft store. now here comes the head scratcher... how would I add a sheered look for the card....? Then it hit me that I still had scraps of the chifon from my halloween costume... I stamped black hearts with "Stazons" black ink and to my surprise, the ink did not bleed through... so I didn't have to wait for it to dry. I then hit the sewing machine and sewed on the middle to then pull the thread for a ruffle effect.

To avoid the lift of the ruffle, I secured a piece of Real red 1/4" ribbon from the top of the card and use strong adhesive tape and strapped it down on the other end. For the centerpiece, I used the plain white paper layered with black and added the final piece.

I used my Spellbinder, Nestabilities scallop circle edge, sponped Baja breeze in the middle for shadow and added my digi-dressy Camille from Greeting Farm. And just like "Um's" dress I added itty bitty little hearts and stripes on her dress. And for the sentiment I used , what esle but the SU! Itty bitty birthday set of

And here it is, the finished product... It took a while but it paid off in the end..I hope you like it.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Autumn Greetings

Hello and thank you for stopping by. Today's card is inspired by Taylored Expressions sketch artist Jami Sibley.

So far this is one of my favorite sketches this month. I wanted to make a fall or autumn card, especially since I recently purchased a clear stamp set from Inkadinkado called Autumn foliage. Very pretty for set for thanksgiving or fall cards and crafts by the way.

Even though I mentioned the the new set I purchased I did find it hard to implement those images on to this card so I just used the sentiment and save it for another sketch.. so stay So for the base of the card I used SU! Crushed curry card stock followed by Very vanilla and for texture I used My minds eye Quite Contrary set and embossed it with Cuttlebugs D'vine swirl folder. For the middle pieces I used the Martha Stewart doily edge punch and a piece of the SU! Bella Rose dsp (retired) brown polka dot paper.  For the centerpiece I used the Nestabilities Labels 3 to cut out the Crushed curry and Vanilla white. On the Vanilla piece I sponged the edges with SU! Baja breeze ink. for my sunflower and leaf images... I wish I remembered where I purchased it... it was so long ago... I just remembered that the place I purchased it from was called Stampa-Barbara.. neat, huh? lol And for the finishing touches, I used the Inkadinkado called Autumn foliage and for a splash of added color I used the black and white checkered ribbon... pretty huh..I hope you like.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Sweet always birthday card

Hi eveyone, I hope you're having a spectacular Halloween weekend... I know I have. I didn't realize how many costumes I owned... I had two parties to go to and I had 4 costumes to choose from of what was already in my closet from previous years.... It's one of my favorite holidays.

Okay, todays card is inspired from another verve sketch...... I don't own any of their pieces, but I hope to purchase some soon.

For the base of the card I started off with a basic SU! Whisper white cardstock, followed by Chocolate chip and Regal rose and for a pattern piece I used Pumpkin pie dsp. For three background pieces I used SU! Sweet always dsp. For the two larger pieces I used Pumpkin pie layered with another pumpkin pie pattern piece and Regal rose cardstock layered with the Whisper white stamped with the Fiskars Make a wish quote sentiment and I used the birthdat hats from SU!Party hearty set , flipped them upside down to give it a banner effect using the different colors shown on the pattern pieces. And for the finally touch I used a scalloped circle punch used the SU! Bitty birthday set for the 'happy birthday" sentiment. For the little cupcake I used the SU!Short & sweet set and finished it with a 1/4" chocolate chip ribbon and added some sparkle with the rhinestone brad.... I hope you like it... Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

"Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional"

Hey folks, thanks for stopping by. Today's card is from the Fiskars "Make a wish quotes". . . . "growing up is mandatory, growing up is optional"... I love that quote! So I wanted to make it a bit whimsical with the overall design. So I borrowed this sketch....

For the base of the card I started with a basic white and added SU! Raspberry tart dsp(retired) for the second layer. Next I used SU! Red rose and used SU! scalloped edge punch, followed by another piece of Raspberry tart dsp. Then I whipped out my SU! Circle scissor plus tool to cut out the thin circle piece... that took several tries because I needed to secure the piece to my glass cutting mat more securely... learned that the hard Continuing with a piece of Pretty in pink 1/4" ribbon. For the sentiment portion of the card I wanted to add extra color by stamping in some flowers with SU! Eastern blossoms with Red rose ink and tittered it with some Pink pirouette to give it a two shade dimension and for the tricky part... I used the Kiwi kiss ink for the leaf part by covering the flowers with a posted and added them in.

I finished it up with filling in the flower with SU! Stampin' write summer sun ink pen. And last the Fiskars Make a wish quote by Chili Davis... I hope you like... tootles.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Masculine Birthday Giftcard holder

Hi everyone, thanks for stopping by. I've been quite busy these days with a big project, going to school and planning a big trip to Mexico after Thanksgiving and returning just before Christmas... I'm cutting it close with the holidays... not much time for shopping, but it's the only time I can get away and the weather is awesome that time of year. Halloween is about two weeks away and I'm already gitty about Christmas holiday... I'm playing "The Holiday" movie (Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Jack Black) as I'm typing away on my blog... lol The weather has changed in So. Cal. again, .... It was nice and toasty on Monday and today we have clouds and a bit chilly... 68 degrees and I'm chilly... I'm sure some folks are rolling their eyes at the thought of that number being thought as chilly... that's room temperature for

Anyway, today's creation was thanks to Allison Ohran's tutorial for this brilliant gift card holder. I made several for different occasions, because this was so easy to make. I started with SU! Chocolate chip cardstock for the base, then SU! Kiwi kiss dsp(retired) and embossed it with Cuttlebug Spots and dots folder. For the centerpiece I used SU!Crumb cake cardstock and layered it with SU! Very vanilla. The sentiment is SU! Birthday wish stamped in Kiwi kiss ink. And last I lifted the centerpiece with pop-up dots  and added the thin twine. To keep the mini card closed I used thin velcro pieces and the SU! Short and sweet set for this inside. I hope you like it.Toodles.
Stamps: SU! Birthday wishes, Short and sweet.
Paper: SU! Chocolate chip, Kiwi kiss dsp (retired), Crumb cake, Very vanilla.
Ink: Kiwi kiss
Accessories: Twine, pop-up dots, velcro
Tools: Cuttlebug Spots and dots, SU! ticket punch, word window punch, Round tap punch

Thursday, October 14, 2010

I just can't thank you enough!

Hello, today I'm sharing one of my creations for which I will be selling at an event I was invited to in Las Vegas next month. I used my Scalloped edge Nestabilities frame on a folded 5x7" SU! Very Vanilla cardstock. I placed the frame just on the edge of the fold. I then used Cuttlebug "D'vine swirl" embossing folder for extra texture. For the center piece I used SU! Night of Navy cardstockmy Labels three Nestabilities frame and followed it with SU! Very Vanilla and Baja Breeze cardstock. And for the final touches I used SU! Say it with scallops set and SU! Night of Navy 1/4" ribbon. I hope you like it. Tooddles.

Stamps: SU! Say it with scallops
Paper: SU! Very Vanilla, Not quite navy, Baja breeze.
Ink: SU! Not quite navy
Accessories: SU! 1/4" Not quite navy ribbon
Tools: Cuttlebug "D'vine swirl", Labels three Nestabilities frame, SU! scallop square punch.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Birthdays and Cake

Hi everyone, thanks for stopping by. Is it me or does it seem like everyone is getting ready to start a new adventure? My niece and nephew are starting school tomorrow,and others are on new schedules at work... it just fells like a beginning to something? TV is starting a new line-up... I'm sad to see some of my shows end for the summer ... True Blood.. awhh.....but excited to see my Fall shows as well... Big Bang Theory, Vampire Dairies, Greys Anatomy....(sigh) But what I'm most excited for is me going back to school. I took one class in the spring and I was hooked. So now I'm enrolling in 4 classes this fall to strengthen my accounting skills for a better job title.and I'm really digging this crisp weather in So.Cal... I just love to pull out the sweaters, scarves, and gloves.... It also gives me an excuse to buy a new pair of killer Well enough of my chatter... on to my creation.

Todays card was inspired by this weeks Mojo Monday challenge #155. I started off with "Kraft" cardstock for the base of the card, followed by "Very Vanilla" and "Sage Shadow". I chose the "Ancestry designer paper" from K&Company and dry embossed the three top pieces with cuddlebug's "Spots & Dots"folder. The bottom portion was dry embossed with Sizzix "Argyle" folder. I was a bit torn on what I could feature for center piece, but I came through with several pieces here. So I knew I needed to stick with the template calling for the circle as it's focul point.... no brainer... I used the 3-5/8" Spellbinder nestabilities scalloped large circle layered with 3-1/8" plain white cardstock for the sentiment. I found a set of Fiskars "friends forever quotes" clear rubber stamps for the sentiment in Stampin' Up "chocolate chip" ink.  I also had these cute little sets I found at the local craft store in dollar bins by the registers that I thought made a beautiful background in again "Chocolate chip"  and "Sage shadow" ink. For the finishing touch, I sponged "Baja Breeze" at the top of the circle to give it an effect of the sky. The ribbon is from Stampin Up in "kraft" and the button was tied on with twine. The tag was stamped with Stampin Up "Bitty Birthday" set. Well that's that... I hope you summer was fun and you're looking forward to new beginnings... Tooddles!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Friendship card

Hola friends, thanks for stopping by. I wanted to fill you in my latest endevour... Remember the friend I spent some time with in Vegas...? Well she's quiet the entrepreneur and she's always on the move. Right now her latest project is to provide an upscale location and information website to the local salsa dancers in Las Vegas. And an awesome idea... especially since the only time she can get in her salsa dancing, was when ever she had some business to attend to in L.A.... Hell, sometimes she'd drive 4 hours just to dance Salsa for the weekend... although she loves it so, we as her friends, couldn't help to worry about her when she'd go on her journey back home.(sigh)

Anyway, when she saw my latest creations, she brought up the thought of me selling my cards at the venue.... what a thoughtful friend. So here's a card with my friend Jackie in mind.

What I loved most about this card is that at first glance you'd think I used a purple color, but in reality it's actually the SU! Basic gray. I started with the basic gray for the base, followed by the "Old olive", the mirage piece if you will, the designer series "A walk in the park" paper. Mind you, if you saw the piece by itself, you'd know it was gray? But when placed against the "Old olive" I somehow got the illusion of the purple... baffling really. So I continue.... for the center piece, I started with a scalloped circle with "Sahara sand". Then I cut the next piece circle at 3 5/8" and dried embossed it with my cuddle bug template "Spots and Dots". I wanted to show the layereing pieces by giving it some texture. Then I added another piece of "Basic gray" at 2 3/4" followed by "Very Vanilla" cut by the Spellbinder die cutter in the "labels three" nestabilities set.
I hope you like. Tooddles.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

I'm back!!!

Hello folks, soooo sorry for all the delays. I'm finally getting situated with my financial woes and schedule. So here I am, ready to create and share. I want to start off with a card I made all my own with no help of a sketch.

I went to the local craft store and bought the elegant set of clear stamps from Inkadinkado called "Chandeliers". I started with basic black cardstock for the base of the card, followed by plain white paper and the Pretty in Pink cardstock from SU! I dried embossed pink piece for texture using the cuddle bug "Swiss dots" and added the black and white fancy print paper... Now I'm not quiet sure what you would call the design on that piece... you can really tell by the picture but it a fuss or felt on the actual print, which I thought bought out the black.

And finished it with the sentiment of "Birthdays count" doubled sided stamp from SU!, square brads and a black sheer ribbon on the top the card. As for the inside of the card, I never put too much thought before on adding anymore embellishments, but I think it adds more appeal to the card, dont you think? Well thank you for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend... tooddles.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


This economy has kicked me in the a** really bad.... What with no camera and no job to buy supplies, that I don't have any motivation to create with what I do have? But I have to keep on moving to pull myself back up. I have faith that things will be looking up very soon. I'm lucky to have such great support from my mom and sister to have patience with what I'm going through. I just wanted to keep in touch and I hope to be in better moods and have the resources to be able to do the one thing I really love.... to create.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Beaten, but not out!

Well folks, I've been home for a week now and couldn't love it any more! Fortunately I made it home by the time the rolling earthquake hit,... I prefer to be at home for those things, rather than on the road. It's kinda funny to think of such things as comfort of earthquakes, right? lol Anyway, while in Las Vegas, I had the misfortune of having my purse stolen along with my cellphone and awesome camera.... In the meantime, I have to wait til things pick up for me to buy myself a new one. It sucks to be hindered that way, having to wait, while everyone else gets to share their creations.
So, for now I just stop by to fill you in on my predicament, and wish you all well. Hope to see you all soon.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

And I'm back in the game.....

Hi folks, while being in Las Vegas I grew to appreciate L.A. a lot more than I thought. If you asked any one I know, they'd all say I loved Las Vegas, but I know now that I rather be a visitor than a resident. Life is soooo different here when you're trying to make a living here...... everyone is here for the hustle. I guess you can say I came here to "gamble, collect my winnings and put it to go use." Even though I've known my friend for about 5 to 6 years now, I took a big risk coming out here by living with her and working with her. Some friendships dissolve when you're not use to their work ethics or living habits, but I adjusted as best as I could and make it work. My goal also included making some money to pay for my studies, whether is was here in Vegas or back in L.A. Unfortunately, there are no adult schools here where I can enhance my office skills at a low price... only trade schools where you have to pay $12,000 to $25,000. One, I don't have that kind of money and two, no time to spend 2 to 4 years acquiring those skills. Fortunately, I'll be going home next week in time to enroll at a vocational school back home that offers a great accounting program. And the best part, is that I'll be home to create more cards... yahoooooo!!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Temporarily out of order!

Hi everyone, I just want to stop and let you know my where abouts. I've been unemployed for a couple of months now and I received an opportunity to go to Las Vegas to help out a dear friends with her business. So while I'm just out here temporarily, I couldn't bring my entire stamps and supplies to create. So in the meantime, sit tight and I should be back in L.A. to create... then again if things turn out better for me here, I just might be relocating? Til then, tooddles.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

With sympathy

Hello everyone, I just want to share my latest creation. While watching the Oscars tonight, I made a sympathy card using this weeks Our Creative corner sketch.

I started with a simple white cardstock for the base, layered it with Pink Pirouette (discountinued) and the Ginger blossom dsp (discountinued). My centerpiece comes from Inkadinkado's Spiritual sketches.

This was a lovely piece to work with. I wanted to share the intricut details of this stamp, I thoroughly enjoyed coloring this with the SU! blender pens to make it really delicate. You can barely see the subtle blue outline, but its there. I hope you like. Toodles.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Thanks so much

Hello everyone, thanks for stopping by. Today I wanted to post a pretty card where I learned a very fun  technique. So with the help of Sweet Sunday sketch challenge #58 , I want to show you my first attempt at sponging and stamping with its same colors.

To start, I began with 4 1/4"x8 1/2" Old olive cardstock for the base. Next I cut three Very vanilla pieces at 2 1/2" x 2 1/2". To get the neat sponging edges, I covered 1" of the pieces with post-its and sponged the edges with the color I want to stamp my image with. Very easy! Finally i added the ribbon and the sentiment from the SU! Seasonal icons set on the corner. I hope you like. Tooddles.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Top O' the morning to ya!

TGIF everyone! Unfortunately if you live in So Cal. it will not be so pleasant this weekend, depending on whether or not you like the rain or not. As for me I think I'd prefer my rain on the weekdays and the Sun on the weekends..... C'est la vie!
Anyhoo, todays creation is inspired by this months Holiday... St. Patricks Day! While browsing splitcoast I saw alot of clever ways people made clovers from heart shapes. So I went with it and used my SU! Priceless set along with some gold ink to give it a more celtic look.

To start I used a Very vanilla cardstock base. For my centerpiece I used a piece of Old olive for the beginning of the clover base and frayed the edges for texture. And then I followed up with Kraft cardstock.
So you can see that my focal point was based on the design of the ribbon. The ribbon I must add was a bargin! I found that in a dollar bin a couple of years ago and I've been kicking myself for not purchasing more. Word to the wise, if there's  ribbon or paper you really love, buy lots of it! I hope you like. Tooddles!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Birthday Dreams

Hello everyone, thank you for stopping by. Really quick I just want to share my weeks adventures... sort of speak. First DMV horror story... first of all I took care of my registration renewal weeks ago and now I'm getting letters from the DMV saying I still haven't renewed my tags??!! One I went in person, and two I have a receipt. So what is going on there?! Anyway, I just thought I'd share that with you. Just in case it happens to you all you have to do is make sure you go down there and find out who drop the ball. On the other side of the spectrum, I did go to Las Vegas this past weekend just to get over my cabin fever of being stuck home from being ill. I had a blast and it was great seeing our best friend again.

Todays card is inspired from this weeks Mojo Monday sketch challenge# 128. I thought I'd use the SU! Raspberry Tart dsp with the Dreams du Jour set.

For the base I used a basic white cardstock, then layered it with chocolate chip and kiwi kiss dsp. I wanted to add more texture with sewing the first two pieces and then layered the pattern piece. Then I layered the long of pattern piece with the kiwi kiss cardstock, and used the rhinestone brads for the ends.

for the centerpiece I used my spellbinder to cut the scalloped edge circle in Regal rose, the small circle in Rose red. The felt flowers come from the Flower fusion I & II and  the happy birthday comes from the Teenie tiny words set layered with a piece of Pretty in pink. Last I thought it would like lovely with  a couple of the flowers edges be enhaced by piercing a couple of their edges. I hope you like.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Happy Birthday cupcake.

TGIF everyone! Thank you for stopping by. Todays card was inspired by a dear friend whose birthday will be this Saturday. She really loves cupcakes so I thought I'd make her this card.

I used a basic white cardstock for the base and used the SU! Sweet always dsp for the bottom portion of the card and used the scalloped edge punch from SU! The very on the card is a piece of Pumpkin pie cardstock. For the scalloped circle I used the large templates from Spellbinder. The cupcake is from the SU! Party hearty set, the happy birthday is from the Birthdays counts single rubber stamp. And last the rhinestone brads on the chocolate chip small banner. I hope you like it. Tooddles.

Thursday, February 25, 2010


Hello everyone, thanks for stopping by. Here's a card inspired by this weeks Mojo challenge. It called for circle or square, so I went with the square. Since we're in rainy season and if you live in So. Cal you know that we've had some bipolar weather... one day it's raining the next its in the mid 70's. lol

So here I started with SU! Sage shadow cardstock for the base. Then layered it with a basic white, followed it with again My minds eye Quite contrary collection. I tried to set a scene of the rain to the left the clouds the right and the flowers in the middle with the phrase shine in the scalloped punched cut out. I wanted to illustrate the beauty of the paper rather than covering it with a stamped image. I hope you like it.

Get well wishes

Hello everyone, thanks for stopping by. Well I'm feeling alot better today and I was very much in the mood to create something in leu of me being sick. Also to use this weeks Taylored Expressions Sketch challenge.

I started with Kiwi Kiss cardstock  for the base of the card, followed by this beautiful dsp paper from My minds eye from the quite contrary collection I found at the local craft store. The stamped image comes for SU!'s Fun and fast notes set. For the felt flowers, they come from SU! Flower fusion I & II. I hope you like.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Feeling under the weather.

Hello everyone. I'm so sorry I haven't posted anything lately. I've been ill for 4 days now and I cant seem to get rid of it just yet. It started with a tickle in my throat and then the sneezing and runny nose followed.... I know by the time I developed the cough that it's almost But the cough will most likely linger till I overwhelm it with cough syrups and teas... It sucks to be ill and not have the energy or will to be able to create. I've been staring at my desk and supplies for days now, really wanting to make something, but all I can muster,  was to turn on the computer and write a messege. I hope to be ble to post something by the weekend... we'll see. Tooddles.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Happy Birthday Bloom

Hello everyone, thanks for stopping by. One more day till the weekend and you'll be home free. Unfortunately, if you live in L.A., you know the rain is coming again and the sunshine will elude for a longer time. In the meantime, it'll just keep me indoors creating more.... on to the latest creation. Today I want to use Splitcoast Wednesday Card sketch challenge #268.

I wanted to make the stamped images more pronounced, so I didn't use too much colored cardstock. Instead I just used the basic black & white, and for texture I dried embossed the background.

To follow the sketch, I duplicated the bottom piece of the flower stem and gave it a 3D effect by rising it with dimensional from SU!. And then added the colorful butterflies by themselves and then the solitary one on the blossom piece to make as though they're all in unison .All the stamped images come from the Inkadinkado Beauty stems clear set. I hope you like. tooddles.