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.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Celebrate You

Hello everyone, I hope you're having a great week so far. Today I wanted to create a card using Taylored Expressions Sketch challenge . I used the Fall flower dsp from SU! that I absolutely love. I wish I'd bought more of it then, the colors are awesome!

This weeks Taylored expression is celecrating its 100th challenge, so I thought it would be cool to use the "celebrateyou"  sentiment for the focul point of the card. The rubber stamp set is from SU! Party Hearty, and the felt flowers are from SU! flower fusion. I hope you like, see you soon. Tooddles

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Get well wishes

Hi everyone, I hope you had a great weekend and a very Happy Valentine's day. So I had a friend who went snowboarding this weekend and well it goes with out saying... an injury occurred, so I made this card with her in mind. For this card I used Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketch challenge .

I really loved this sketch for this particular sentiment, because I wanted to center a small nature scene. The SU! Curvy words set was a perfect choice to depict the butterflies fluttering about. For the paper I used the basic black, old olive, baja breeze, Autum Vine dsp (discontinued), and Fall flowers dsp (discontinued).

For the background of my nature scene, I used a brayer using Baja breeze and old olive ink. The Butterflies came from the SU! Dreams du Jour set, embossed it and filled in the colors with real red and pumpkin pie ink pens. The circle scalloped edge comes from the spellbinder layer stencils. I hope you like.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

R.I.P Alexander McQueen!!

Before I had a glimmer of creating cards, I went to fashion design school, and Alexander McQueen was one of my favorite designers along with all the other greats. My prayers are with his family and friends... the fashion industry just lost a great creator!

So in memory of this fabulous designer I wanted to make a card using one of his designs for a color sketch, along with this weeks mojo card sketch.

I thought this was a great way to pay tribute to his work. He's a bit eccentric for most people, but you have to love the colors and concepts he put together.

Engagement card

Hello everyone, one day away from the weekend..woohoo! So I was thinking about how many engagements usually resort from Valentine's Day so I thought I'd create a simple elegant one with the the following challenges:

The sketch challenge comes from Clean & Simple stamping  and the color challenge comes from the Color Dare blog Two great blogs I ran into while on splitcoast, check them out.... very fun site.

Pretty simple, huh? I used the SU! Together forever set for the flower image and the sentiment. The dsp was from SU! Walk in the park. I hope you like. Thanks for visiting.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

Hello everyone. So Valentine's day is 4 days away and I've been on a roll making cards for my friends. I have a full schedule this weekend keeping myself distracted from whats supposed to be a fabulous holiday. Friday night, I hope to see a certain special someone I just started dating. Because its still new, I dont want it to be an awkward moment for us on Sunday. Saturday night will be a fun date with all my girlfriends at the night club dancing the night away. Followed by brunch with my family on sunday morning.

Well enough about me, lets get on with the latest creation. I liked the last card so much I wanted to do something similar and simple.

Again, I started with a plain white base cardstock, and added the rest of the elements. I'm thoroughly enjoying the new 3 corner punch from Friskar I purchased at the local craft store, that I wanted to illustrate the other designs from it.

Also I added the silver brads to the punched corners to enhance the cuts. Then I used the SU! Priceless set, specifically the filagre piece on both side of the heart, which also came from the same set. And of course, to give it dimension, I rose all the pieces. As for the foe ribbon cut piece, I used a polka dot dsp paper and layered it with plain chocolate chip cardstock. I hope you like. Thanks again for stopping by.

I love u card

Hello everyone, greetings from the sunshine state.... seriously, lots of sunshine coming our way after all the rain and mudslides some have encountered I think we really need it now. The weather man says we'll be in the mid 70's this weekend and 80's by next week.... WOW! But enough about the weather..... I want to share my latest Valentine creation.

I thought of this card when I was at the local craft store. There were lots of filagre designs for Valentine stickers and pop-ups. So I thought I'd make my own with some ribbon I had left over from Christmas. It has this awesome kraft color flowers and the red makes it look just amazing. So I focused the rest of the design based on the ribbon itself. It's simple and yet it still looks great with less.

I started with the Kraft cardstock for the centerpiece, punched the corners with a Fiskars 3 corner punch called Heritage, then added the Real red heart. The design on the Vanilla white piece was from a SU! wheel that I purchase a while back I cant even find the catalog I got it And for the last piece I use Kraft paper with Riding hood ink from SU! with the Happy heart set for the sentiment in the middle and at the bottom of the card. I hope you like and thanks again for stopping by. Tooddles!