Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Dreams Achieved

I am so excited about this card.  I needed a very special graduation card for a very special young woman who graduates from High School in suburban Chicago on Friday and is heading to Fordham University in New York city in the Fall.  She has had a rough few years that include the loss of her beloved dad.  I will have the honor of attending her graduation with her mom on Friday.   

I just got this fabulous New York stamp set from Artemio with the help of my dear friend Jenny.  It's a Belgian company for which I could not find a US resource.  It arrived just in time - I leave tomorrow for Chicago.  When I saw the I Spy Sketch Challenge for this week, my design immediately fell in to place.  Inside are two metro cards that Ellen can use to ride the subways in NYC.  I just love the way this all fell together, and I wish Ellen the most wonderful adventure in New York and every success in her endeavors.  She is one special person!!

Thank you so much for stopping in.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Congrats Kelly

I needed a graduation card for a dear friend's daughter whose school colors are red, black and white. I made this with the inspiration of Retro Sketch #12 for my layout, and Paper Players #96 which was to use Polka Dots.  I did not complete the card before those challenges closed, but I do love the result of the inspiration.  I hope she likes it as it is filled with loving wishes for a beautiful future.  Thank you for stopping by today!

Monday, May 21, 2012


This card was made with the inspiration of this week's Dynamic Duo color and Clean & Simple sketch challenges.  I gave it a French flair with the French Script background and sentiment. 

Thanks for your visit! Or shall I say... Merci!

Stamps~SU French Script, Waltzingmouse Fancy Phrases, PTI Butterfly Dreams.
Paper~PTI Black, White, Daffodil Delight.
Ink~PTI True Black.
Accessories~Distressing tool, PTI Double Banner Die, Memory Box Charlotte Border Die, Dimensionals

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Wonder of the Sea

Anyone who knows me knows that the sea is my preferred place of existence.  Today, when I was looking at the new PTI release and the fabulous creations that the design team came up with, I found THIS fabulous card made by Debbie Olson.  How gorgeous is that sand and sea?  I immediately knew I had to CASE it, and then I can up with the perfect idea for the LIM challenge #67 this week which is to make a one layer card using 3 stamps.  I just love, love, love this.  I hope you like it too.

Stamps~Crafty Secrets-Seaside.
Paper~SU Confetti Cream.
Ink~PTI Harvest Gold, Classic Kraft, Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist, Ranger Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black.
Accessories~Inkylicious Ink Dusters, ZIG Writer Chalk White, Post-its.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Mish Mosh Bog Thank You


I sure loved the colours of ColorQ136!  The above is a combination of CQC136 and CPS265.  A few days ago, I started to make the tri-color panel inspired by many creations by wonderful Joyce of Cards-by-the-Sea using the Piestra Tile Die from Memory Box. HERE is one of them that made me simply HAVE to have the die.  I missed the ColourQ deadline, but my panel fit perfectly with the CPS265 sketch, so I went with it and finally got my card finished.  I did not make it a tall card, as my panel was too short and I really wanted to use it.  I embossed the PTI white base with my PTI Linen & Canvas IP.  The sentiment is from PTI's "a big thank you" framed with Fillable Frames #10 stamp and die. Inks are SU Tangerine Tango and VersaFine Onyx Black.  Very simple, but I really like the way it turned out.  Thank you for your visit today!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Happy Mother's Day


I made this quick Mother's Day card using this week's Clean & Simple sketch FTL190 and the colors from CQC136.  Thank you for stopping in today. Have a great week!

Paper~PTI white.
Stamps~PTI Rosie Posie, Mother.
Ink~Always Artichoke, Certainly Celery, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, VersaFine Onyx Black.
Accessories~Dimensionals. Certainly Celery Grosgrain Ribbon, PTI Linen IP, PTI Rosie Posie dies, Corner Rounder. 

Friday, May 11, 2012

Thinking of You

Mandi and Chrissie have chosen the color YELLOW for this week's Less Is More color challenge.  I am loving the new hexagon trend, and chose my new Shapes:Hexagon die cut combo from Clear & Simple Stamps as the focus of my card. The background is stamped with an image from Pink Paislee's Butterfly Garden collection. Sentiment from PTI's Up, Up & Away.  Thanks for coming by today and for your lovely comments.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

For My Sister

This is such a wonderful sketch.  I am just getting this in under the wire for this week's Freshly Made Sketch challenge.  

Stamps~Wplus9 Brothers & Sisters
Ink~PTI Ocean Tides, Berry Sorbet, VersaFine Onyx Black
Paper~PTI Ocean Tides, SU White, Autumn Leaves Chrysanthemum DP
Accessories~Wplus9 All Occasions Label Die, PTI Aqua Mist twill, Dimensionals, PTI Linen EP, Nestabilities 

Thanks for stopping in.