August 25, 2012

Hello, Friend {SSSC166}

Hi there!  It's Sweet Sunday Sketch time today and we have a great sketch for you to play along with!  Don't forget to link your card up on Karen's blog!  You could be chosen to be the next Sweet Sunday Sketch Guest!

Speaking of guests, this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch Guest is Becca Whitham!  

I used Freckles from the MFT Pure Innocence line for my card.  She was colored with Copics and her shirt was paper pieced.  She was fussy cut out and popped up for dimension on a Circle STAX that was sponged with Baja Breeze ink.  The banner was made with the Fishtail Banner Die-namics and finished with two Tangy Orange buttons and some Mandarin Orange Twine.  The patterned papers are MME Six By Six "A Mother's Love" 6x6 pad.  

Here's the sketch:

Don't forget to check out the samples from the Sweet Sunday Sketch team:

Sarah-Jane Kalé (taking a break this week)

And don't forget our guest Becca Whitham!

Stamps:  Pure Innocence Freckles (MFT)
Paper:  Kraft (MFT), White, MME Six By Six "A Mother's Love"
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
Accessories:  Die-namics Circle STAX and Fishtail Banners (both MFT), Tangy Orange Buttons (MFT), Mandarin Orange Twine (MFT), Foam Tape

August 23, 2012


Hi there!!  I have a card to share that I made for some good friends of ours that just built a brand new home in Santa Cruz.  They had us and couple other friends over for a barbecue last weekend to see their GORGEOUS new home.  After the barbecue we took all the kids and walked to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and then had dinner on the wharf.  It was a great family day.

I used Inspired By Flowers 4 for my card.  The flower was colored with Copics and was cut out with Oval STAX Die-namics.  The sentiment is from Big Greetings and was stamped in Baja Breeze ink on a Fishtail Flags STAX and was finished with a Sno Cone Button.  The Double Scallop Border Die-namics made the scallops at the bottom.  The colors come from CR84FN61.  It has been FOREVER since I've done any sort of color challenge, but couldn't resist these gorgeous colors together.  The patterned paper is MME Indie Chic "Citron".

Here is the finished inside.  The flower was stamped in Baja Breeze Ink.

Here are the Die-namics I used:

Paper:  Kraft (MFT), Vintage Cream, MME Indie Chic "Citron"
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Baja Breeze, Copic Markers
Accessories:  Die-namics Oval STAX, Fishtail Flags STAX and Double Scallop Border (all MFT), Sno Cone Buttons, Linen Thread, Sewing Machine, Foam Tape

August 21, 2012

MFT Pure Innocence Costumed Cuties VIP!

Hi there!  It's time for the My Favorite Things VIP New Product Tour!  Oh My Word....this month's VIP kit is DARLING!!  

Head on over to the MFT Blog for a direct link to each designer!

Here is some info on the kit before I get to my cards:

Pure Innocence Prehistoric Girl stamp set
Pure Innocence Owl Costume stamp set
Costumed Cuties Sentiments mini (VIP exclusive stamp set - will never be offered for sale or be available again $9 value, FREE)
Peek-a-Boo Trio Die-namics

The VIP kit is a LIMITED QUANTITY product that gives you the opportunity to purchase upcoming stamp sets and Die-namics dies TWO WEEKS early.  The mini set that is included in the VIP kit for free will be EXCLUSIVE to the VIP kit and will never be available for purchase!


My first card uses Prehistoric Girl along with the new Peek-a-Boo Trio Die-namics.  The girls have some adorable cards using the Peek-a-Boo Trio with the Pure Innocence images, but I've used mine to highlight a sentiment.  I've also used the following Die-namics for my card:  Sentiment Strips, Fishtail Flags STAXPet Charms and Pinking Edge.  I also used a Black Licorice Button and some tiny brads to keep the giggle bones in place.  The polka dotted portion of the Peek-a-Boo Trio Die-namics was popped up on foam tape.  The papers are Authentique Enchanted 6x6. 

Check it out:

You can see the dimension of the Peek-a-Boo Trio in this picture.  Get it....giggle bone=funny bone!  Had to do it :)

The inside:


The second card I made uses the Pure Innocence Owl Costume from the kit.  She was colored with Copics, was fussy cut out and popped up for dimension.  The Die-namics I used are Sentiment Strips, Fishtail Flags STAX, Hearts a Plenty and Pinking Edge.  I used an Orange Fizz button tied with some linen thread and finished the front with some machine stitching.  The papers are Authentique Enchanted 6x6.  The sketch is Retro Sketch #22.

The finished inside:

August 16, 2012

Sarah's CAS Birthday Thank You Cards....

That's right.....I said CAS.  Clean and Simple.  Hardest type of cardmaking, in my humble opinion.

However, I knew these cards had to be CAS and I stuck with CAS.  I even like them!  

My youngest, Sarah, just celebrated her 11th birthday on August 11th and every year we send out thank you cards. When she was little she used to just draw a picture and write thank you somewhere on the picture.  As she got older she no longer wanted to draw pictures, so I bought....yes, GASP, BOUGHT thank you cards.  This year I decided to make them.  Go me.  Can you hold on while I pat myself on the back?..............................................................................

Okay, I'm back.

I started with this week's Clean and Simple challenge #83 over at Splitcoast.  It was a sketch.  A cute sketch, too!  I think I just might try this challenge every now again.  I LOVE the look of CAS but when I do it myself, not so much :)  It's good to stretch the creativity and in my case it's good to try CAS.

Okay...enough babbling.  Here is the first set of CAS cards.  All of the products used are from My Favorite Things.  The stamp set, Big Greetings and the following Die-namics dies:  Plentiful Petals, Fancy Flourish, and Crown Border.  The cardstock is Kraft from MFT (L.O.V.E.) and the MME's The Sweet Thing "Lavender"  A Hot Fudge button finishes the inside of the flower.


This set uses Big Greetings and the following Die-namics:  Plentiful Petals, Simply Scallops and Fancy Flourish.  The papers are MME The Sweetest Thing "Tangerine"  I used MFT's Tangy Orange cardstock and a Tangy Orange button finishes the flower.

August 15, 2012

Loads Of Love {MFTWSC85}

Hi there!!  I can't believe it's already Wednesday!  This week has flown by!  My girls went back to school today, Lauren in 8th grade and Sarah starting middle school this year in 6th grade.  In case you didn't hear me, I was the crazy mom driving down the main drag of the school honking her horn and singing with glee out the sunroof as I was getting ready to drop them off at school!  Totally kidding, but I actually thought about it!  LOL!   I hope their first day is a good one!'s Wedesday it's time to get sketchy with My Favorite Things!  We have a goodie sketch for you again this week!  I hope you get a chance to play along!

Head on over to the MFT Blog for a link to each designer.

With each release I have every intention of inking up each and every stamp, but somehow it never happens.  High hopes I guess.  This adorable new Loads of Love from the Pure Innocence line was begging for some ink and I was happy to oblige!  She was colored with Copics and her apron was paper pieced.  She was cut out with the Rectangle STAX and was popped up on foam tape for dimension.  The other Die-namics I used are Hearts a Plenty, Wavy Edge and Bracket Tab.   I also used a Berrylicious Button finished with some twine on the cork heart.  The patterned paper is October Afternoon Woodland Park.

The Die-namics I used:

This week's sketch:

August 11, 2012

Happy Birthday {SSS165}

Oh, how I look forward to the Sweet Sunday Sketch and this week does not disappoint.  Karen has another terrific sketch for us to play with.  If you do play along don't forget to link your card on Karen's blog!

We also have a new guest designer this week!  Please welcome Amy White!

I used the sweet Birthday Girl (sans balloon) from the Pure Innocence line at My Favorite Things and paired her with my new favorite Layered Rose Die-namics die. She was colored with Copics, was fussy cut out and popped up for dimension.  The flower was finished with a Spearmint button.  The Sentiment Strips Die-namics was split in two to stagger the sentiment.  The fishtails at the bottom were made with the Fishtail Flags STAX.  A couple little soft pink brads and some machine stitching finish the front.

The finished inside:

The Die-namics Dies I used:

Don't forget to check out the rest of the Sweet Sunday Sketch Team!

Amy White This week's guest!

This week's sketch:

August 7, 2012

MFT New Product Tour!

Hi there!  It's time for the My Favorite Things New Product Tour!  Everything you've seen teased over the last seven days is now available for purchase in the MFT Boutique!

Head on over to the MFT Blog for a link to each desinger!

I have one last project to share with you today!  I mixed up a bit and got a little scrapbooking done and I made a tag!  I took my daughter and her friend to the beach and got some great shots! I'm using Clearly Sentimental About Audrey and the following Die-namics dies:  the new Lead the Way, Layered Rose (although I don't layer like a rose :), Triple Scallop Borders Designer Labels 4 STAX and the Die-namics By the Letters and By the Letters Uppercase. Also a few Sweet Tooth Buttons!

WARNING:  This post is picture heavy!!!

A shot of the first page!  Love the arrows from Lead the Way!

My favorite flower right now:  Layered Rose!

This is the second page!

Love this sentiment from Clearly Sentimental About Audrey!


My tag uses the same dies listed for the scrapbook page, and I also used my favorite Tag You're It Die-namics die!

And the dies I used: