Friday, September 16, 2011

I'm back!!

Hello folks, I'm sorry about the long absence. I've been going to school to get certified as a Medical Assistant this summer. I'm down to two more class for this fall and I'm done. So since I don't have all the studying to do I have time to dust off my stamps, and paper. I feel like I've missed out on lots since then, so I'm playing catch up with some of the card sketches, techniques and new paper. So without further a do here's my latest card.

I dove in, head first, into my local craft store to find the latest paper. Of course, Halloween decorations are already on the shelves. And after a quick visit to Splitcoaststampers, I discoveered everyone is doing Halloween cards, so why not. I purchased this cute 4x6 paper stack that got my attention. I wanted something that wasn't too cheesy and unique. Mission accomplished! Well I hope you like it. More cards to come!!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

How've you bean!

Hi! Thanks for stopping by. Today's card is inspired by this weeks My Favorite Things sketch. I used Fiskars Latte Love clear stamp set and Bella Rose dsp(retired) to best fit this sketch. I started with SU! Chocolate chip card stock for the base of the card. Layered it with Whisper white and Bella Rose. The sketch didn't call for ribbon, but I thought it made the card prettier. And then rather than using a plain scallop edge, I used EK Success Morocco Lace edge punch.

I also use a the Folded fan flower technique to center the image of the coffee cup to keep in theme with the sentiment. I hope you like, happy creating!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Happy 4th of July

Hello folks, thanks for stopping by. Sorry for the delay on posting new creations, but I've been busy with starting summer school to become a Medical assistant. I'm very excited to start this new chapter of my life, i'm hoping things will go according to plan.... It's never too late to go to school and learn a new career or trade... especially during these hard times.

So today's card is thanks to this weeks Mojo Monday challenge. I was stuck for a while trying to create a special card for this sketch. But after a couple of tries and several trips to the craft store, I made up my mind on this I really loved this paper from Creative Imagination "Printed in USA". I came easy to me after that.

I think my favorite part of the sketch, would have to be the center for the sentiment. My sister reminded me of the fireworks, so I made some of my own. I hope you like, happy creating.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Happy Memorial Weekend!


© 1990 by Marian H. Neudel

The bloodied sun sinks in the west

And lights us all with glory;

Here sleep the brave in honored rest;

The bugler tells our story;

O dulce et decorum est pro patria mori;

O dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.

Go tell the people, passer-by,

Read the stone before ye,

Tis sweet and fitting that we die

For our country's glory;

Obedient to your will we lie

Pro patria mori;

O dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.

From under stone we've often seen

These lures to empty glory;

We know what deaths these words can mean,

Lonely, cold and gory;

We find these Latin words obscene,

Pro patria mori,

O dulce et decorum est, pro patria mori.

We have no country of our own,

We who sleep in glory;

We died your hatreds to atone,

Still you shun our story;

Oh write no more on any stone,

Pro patria mori;

O dulce et decorum est, pro patria mori.

Party Hearty!

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by. This card was inspired by Mojo Monday's sketch #192. I'm a little late in posting it, but better late than never. I had a bit of a challenge with this one because the scalloped piece called for it to be covered. I had a hard time trying to find a piece that wasn't too busy to cover with the ribbon element after? And then there was this little fella I had from a long time ago when I was first starting out with stamping. I couldn't figure out out to color him without making him too scary looking? lol But as you can see I managed. I wanted to portray a "party animal" with the banners and then the sentiment pretty much helped me out in the end. I hope you like it!

Youth and Age

Hello folks, thanks for stopping by. Todays card was just something I wanted to put together for a friend whose birthday is coming soon, so I thought I whip one up from a couple of my designer paper leftovers.
I just wanted to show some simplicity and well as add a couple of embossing details. I hope you like.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Happiness in Friendships

Hello all, thanks for stopping by. Today's card is thanks to Jen Del Muro's I{heart}2stamp monthly sketch.
I really liked working with this sketch, it helped me work with less paper and use a technique rarely use.
Once again I used My Mind's Eye Stella Rose - Hattie and frayed the edges for a different  look. My favorite part was the flower, the twine and string swirls. I punched two different size circles and used the stronger adhesive tape and then secured the string and twine slowly starting from the outside. I hope you like, Happy scrapping.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Birthday Banner

Greeting all, thanks for stopping by! Today's card required a little more brain power of my What i mean is I didn't need a sketch to inspire this one. I just really like this paper for My mind's eye Fine and Dandy-True blue. I love buying these 6x6 collection pads to keep me from wasting paper and I appreciate it more. And it also helps me use every bit of scrap I have.

But I also purchased the coordinating chipboard and brads to help with building up to the dynamic of the card. And my favorite thing to do to my cards is to lift everything off the card rather than just slapping on some paper and have everything so flat. I hope you like, happy creating!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Thank so much!

Happy Friday the13th I don't know what exactly that all en tales, but some people get very superstitious on this day? Anyway, thanks for stopping by to check out my latest card creation. Todays card is inpired by this weeks Mojo Monday sketch.

I gotta say that this card really made me smile. I bought the print paper at the local scrapbook shop and I ran into this and fell in love with it instantly! I know that some of these prints may call for something more masculine, but I made it work. I hope you like it. Happy scrapping!

Stamps: SU! Priceless, Trendy trees
Paper: SU! Very Vanilla, My Mind's Eye Lil' Boy Blue "Curious" Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Crushed Curry.
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate chip
Accessories: Buttons, pop-ups, rhinestone brads
Tools: Flower punch, SU! Boho blossom punch, scallop edge punch, crimper, Cuddlebug Spots & Dots folder.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Robot Birthday

Hello, thanks for stopping by. Today's card is inspired by this weeks My Favorite Things sketch  - MFTWSC18 which is hosted by Frances aka StampOwl.

I went to this new scrapbook store, well not new, just new to And I just fell in love with this cute Lil' Robots print paper from My Mind's Eye. I just thought it would make a really cute kids birthday card for my little nephew. I just wanted to keep it simple in centerpiece because the printed paper was just enough. I hope you like. Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Fun in the Sun!

Hello folks, thanks for stopping by. Since it's been glorious these past couple of days here in SoCal I thought I reflect that on a card. And I used this weeks Mojo Monday challenge, along with this yummy paper from My Mind's Eye-Fine & Dandy True blue.
This was a fun sketch to work with because I was able construct it to convey the three elements... sky, water, and sand with the these prints. And I've had this clear stamp set from Inkadinkado Coastal/Maritime for some time now that I finally get to use.

Stamps: Inkadinkado Coastal/Maritime
Paper: SU! Crumb, Whisper white, My Mind's Eye-Fine & Dandy True blue.

Ink: SU! Baja breeze, Summer sun, Chocolate chip, Stazon black, Old olive.
Accessories: Twine, eyelets, pop-ups
Tools: SU!Oval scallop punch, Scallop edge punch, Spellbinder Nestabilities scallop edge circle.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Wonderful Mom!

Hello folks, thanks for stopping by! Today's card is thankds to this weeks Mojo Monday card challenge. No brainer since Mothers day is in a couple weeks and this designer paper was perfect for it. I wanted to keep the flowers  in the same theme as the paper background. I hope you like it!

Stamps: SU!Warm words
Paper : Cosmo Cricket Everafter, Dusty Durango, Whisper white, Basic gray.
Ink: Chocolate chip, Pumpkin pie
Accessories: silver brads, 1/4 orange ribbon, twine, pumpkin pie buttons.
 Tools: Spellbinder Nestabilities Lacey circles, SU!Boho blossom punch, 1/2" circle punch, Crimper, sponges, Martha Stewart doillie edge punch

Saturday, April 23, 2011

You're tea-riffic!

Hello folks, thanks for stopping by. Today's card is thanks to this weeks Mojo Monday card challenge . Also I've been drooling over My Mind's eye: Stella Rose - Hattie paper. So I thought nothing would be better than using Fiskars Latte Love clear stamps for this lovely paper. I had lots of fun putting this one together and somehow it took me less time than with simpler cards.Although i hated covering the flower print with another layer, but the sketch called for it. I hope you like it. Have a blessed Easter everyone!

Stamps: Fiskars Latte love
Paper: SU! Not quite navy, Whisper white, Baja breeze, Basic gray, My minds eye -Stella Rose Hattie.
Ink: Basic black, Baja breeze, Chocolate chip, Old olive.
Accessories: Baja breeze stripe ribbon, twine.
Tools: 1/8" hole punch, SU! Circle scissor plus

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Sorry I missed your Birthday.....

Hello folks, thanks for stopping by. Todays card was inspired by my absence and being away from friends and family, therefore I've missed a couple of Birthdays.

Also, I've had this lovely designer paper from My Mind's Eye - Lost and Found, that I've been dying to use. And I really like using SU! Sage Shadow, why they discountinued it, I don't know?!  But I really like these color combos together, it gives a touch of elegance.
And it also gave me a chance to use my Deckle edge scissors. I used them on the edge of the Crumb card stock mounted on the designer paper. Just to get it a diferent dimension, other than using the same straight edges as the rest of the card.
Let me know what you think? Toodles!


Stamps: Fiskars "Make a Wish quotes", SU!Baroque motifs
Paper: SU! Crumb, Very Vanilla, Sage Shadow, My Mind's Eye- Lost and Found
Accessories: SU! Crumb 1/4" ribbon, pop-up dots
Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 10, Deckle edge scissors

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Good Friends are like Stars...

Hello, sorry for the long absence. I've been in limbo with getting myself together since my last real job. I've mentioned before that I've been unemployed and I've been back and forth with different projects and changes since 2009. Its been a long journey to recovery to secure something better for me, so I'm going back to school to learn a trade. Luckily its for only 10 weeks, because life is leaving me behind! lol
Anyway, I've been away in Vegas, staying with my best friend hoping to find something there. Folks, I come to find out the Vegas has thee worst job market than California! After three months of not getting any where, I chalked it up to life lesson, and went back to L.A. Que sera, sera.

But I really, really missed my craft desk and all its goodies! So here we go.... this card was inspired by me having dinner with a friend that I haven't seen for a while, but I still have great camaraderie with. And with the help of this weeks Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 112 .

Please stop by Karen Giron's the sweetest thing blog, she has great weekly challenges. So I started off with SU! Chocolate chip for the base of the card, then followed up with Whisper white, Sage shadow and piece of My Mind's Eye Fine and Dandy True blue collection. I dried embossed it with Cuttlebug Spots & Dots folder. Instead of staying with the sketches basic square for the eye point, I replaced it with Spellbinder Nestabilities Labels 10. I then sponged the edges of the cut out with SU! Baja breeze ink and used the Fiskars Friends Forever Quotes for the sentiment. And before I tacked down the die cut I added three pieces of 1/4" Chocolate chip ribbon. Then I started with the basic black ink, then I took a Q-tip with rubber stamp cleaner and rubbed of the "stars" portion of the sentiment and filled it in with SU! Summer Sun color pen. And since the sketch looks really cute with the stars on the edge, I stuck with it. I used My Mind's Eye Fine and Dandy True blue chipboard companion using colaborating colors and shapes.I hope you like and thanks again for stopping by.


Stamps : Fiskars Friends Forever Quotes
Paper: SU! Chocalate chip, Whisper white, Sage shadow, My Mind's Eye Fine and Dandy True blue
Ink: SU! Basic black, Summer sun, Baja Breeze
Accessories: SU! Chocolate chip 1/4" ribbon, My Mind's Eye Fine and Dandy True blue chipboard,
Tools: Cuttlebug Dots and Spots folder, Spellbinder Nestabilities Labels 10

Friday, January 21, 2011

Thank you Owl

Hello folks, thank you for stopping by. My apologies for not posting more cards this week. I have a friend who's visiting from Las Vegas and I've been entertaining. Today's card was inspired by Angie from My Chic N' Scratch tri-fold card tutorial. I also purchased what I have to say is probably one of my favorite designer paper from My Mind's eye Fine and Dandy True blue collection.
I started with a SU! Chocolate chip for the base, followed Angie's tutorial for the score measurements. For the panels layered it with the basic colors provided by the paper kit. Then layered again with this very cute star pattern paper. For the centerpiece I used more of the chocolate chip and layered it again with another piece of the basic turquoise color used on the panels. then I used a different pattern piece with clouds.

When you purchase kits like this they sometimes offer extra items sold separately. Like chipboard stickers and theme colored brads. I purchased both but I could find a way to apply a brad into this card without over accessorizing. So I just used the cute little femine owl, the star and button tied with some twine. And last the sentiment is from SU! Short and sweet set and for the inside SU! Curvy Verses.
I hope you like, hope to hear from you soon.

Monday, January 10, 2011

A glimpse of Heaven

Greetings all, thanks for stopping by. Today's card was inspired by Cali's recent weather patterns.... clouds, clouds, and more clouds. And since we're near Valentine's day, here you go.
I don't have a lot of red pattern paper or Valentine themed designer paper I improvised with my own creation. I started off with a basic white card stock and layered it with the paper I sponged clouds on. For the sponging I used a piece of SU! Scallop punch circle, held it tight with my fingers and sponged with SU!Baja Breeze craft ink. Start from the top of the paper and work your way down.
Next, I wanted to add an additional cloud piece where I added the drifting cat and my sentiment. I've had this image for years... I purchased it a little place in Long Beach that closed its door for some time now.

So then I added more dimension by lifting it with another plain piece and added the 3 brads on the bottom and the 3 ribbon pieces on its side. For some reason the number 3 has had some significance for me... maybe because it just three siblings in my immediate family... ah who know? lol And for the final touch, the small Valentine salutations from SU! A Happy heart set.

I hope you like. See ya!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Three heart Valentine

Good morning folks, thanks for stopping by. I hope you're having a good weekend so far. I got up this morning with card sketches in my head... go figure. Somethings I go weeks without posting a card and now that's all I seem to think about. I'm actually more excited these days because I ordered some more Spellbinder nestabilities dies. I hope to get them by Monday to show you what I've ordered with new cards.

Today's card is another Valentine's creation... my sister has basically kept me busy these days due to her co-workers wanting handmade Valentine's day cards for their love ones. So I started off with a basic white card stock as the base and layered again with another piece of the same color. I gotta say that I'm really enjoying making cards this way, rather than over-whelming it with different color pieces. Sometimes the simplicity of the card can make it that more appealing.
Anyway, I then followed my centerpiece with Labels three using SU! Real red and Rockabilly specialty dsp (retired) and the heart from SU! Priceless set is with white ink and embossed with clear powder.

Next, I added the Grossgrain stitched red ribbon tied with a simple knotted bow. For the three heart pieces I used
1 1/4" for the white piece and the 1" for the red. I then used SU! Seasonal Icons set (retired) heart piece using SU! black craft ink and embossed it with clear powder.

The Happy Valentine sentiments used at the bottom and inside of the card is from SU! A happy heart set. and for the finishing step inside the card I used Martha Stewarts doily edge punch.

I hope you like it and look forward on hearing from you.

Friday, January 7, 2011

I still love you!

Hola everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope everyone is in good spirits so far with the new year. I'm well on my way to coming up with more creative cards to share with you. But this card in particular was by far the easiest and fun to make. Todays card is in large part thanks to Terri from think Outside the Box: Pop up tent card tutorial. I followed her technique, but tweeked mine a bit.

I decided to cover the entire scallop shape rather than give it space for a small circle. The base of the card is is SU! Very Vanilla card stock, and the designer paper is from My mind's eye Be-loved. The edge of the card is from Martha Stewarts doily punch. The ribbon is from the local craft store which matches perfectly to the cardstock. And the sentiment is from SU! You & Moi set (retired). I hope you like, I hope to hear from you soon! Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

First card for the New Year!

Hello all... thanks for stoping by. I hope your year has had a fantastic start. I made a point to not make any resolutions this year I didn't want to Instead I just made some changes a week before the New Year to psych myself out.. sounds coocky but it's worked.
Anyway, todays card was inspired by this weeks Mojo Monday weekly sketch. It looks pretty simple, but it challenged for sure. Since most of the big holidays are gone and the only one near is Valentines Day, I decided to give it a go. For the base of the card I used a a plain white card stock and layered it with basic black and BasicGrey Blush designer paper. My favorite thing about this particular paper was the cute little bird on the branch. I struggled with cutting a good piece to show off the design, but I managed. I followed with layering the longer piece with basic black and placing a dark red piece to give it some color. Next I used SU! Sage Shadow, and Basic gray for the square piece, and added the three silver brads.

Then, I used another piece sage shadow for a circle scalloped edge from spellbinder nestabilities, followed by another circle of basic gray and more of the polkadot BasicGrey designer paper. For the sentiment, I used SU! A Happy Heart set... using the large heart in the center on the scalloped circle and the greeting on the side. I hope you like and look forward on hearing your comments.