Saturday, January 30, 2010

Paper Maniac's Magical Mystery Blog Hop

So today is the Big Blog Hop going on over at Paper Maniac.

I am Your first stop. If for some reason there is a broken link along the way you can head back over to the Paper Maniac Blog for the list.

The theme for this Magical Mystery Blog Hop is base a card on a Beatles song.

I created my card around the title of a song called Free As A Bird. I guess you could call my card vintage something I don't normally do but I went with it and had tons of fun doing it!!

Supplies- Bird Tag-7 Gypsies

Dp-7 Gypsies Victoria Collection as well as the diecut letters.

How to win some Yummy Blog Candy:

Prize Number 1: One random blog hopper will win a deluxe prize package that includes one mini-deck of all three new Cosmo Cricket papers, a package of American Crafts pearl brads, and the new Flourishes clouds background stamp. All you have to do to win this prize is leave a comment on each of the participating blogs. ) NOTE: Customers participating in the blog hop are eligible to win also; DT is not).
Prize #2: if you are not a registered customer, Sign up in the store now! (include link: One new customer registering on January 30-31 will be randomly selected to win a $20.00 gift certificate.

We would also love for you to become a follower over at Paper Maniac Blog for daily inspiration and updates on product and events this is not necessary to win the Blog Candy though.

Next Stop: Angie Cortes

Friday, January 29, 2010

I Adore Fridays

Stamps-Unity January KOTM
DP-Basic Grey Sugar Rush
Stamps-Unity January KOTM
DP-October Afternoon Report Card

Stamps-Unity January KOTM
DP-October Afternoon Farm Fresh
It's Friday which means another FWF. For my cards today I used the new Unity KOTM January love this kit so many fabulous stamps I am In Unity heaven. Make sure to check out all the other FWF peeps there is a ton of inspiration from all these talented ladies!!!
Reminder-Tomorrow is The Paper Maniac Blog Hop with some Yummy Blog Candy so please be sure to stop back a little birdie told me the blog candy is some newly released cosmo cricket and some other fun stuff!!!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A Couple Challenge cards

Two Challenges two totally different cards!! First card for Get sketchy I used some American craft goodies and I ruffled up my ribbon and did a little stitching so much fun!!
Second card for The IPPITY Challenge to make a shaped card so much fun making this card I used the devoted kit and Just wanted To Say Kit. I paper pieced my butterfly with some K and Company Dp.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Friends Til The Very End

I did this card for Card Patterns. The sentiment is from a Unity KOTM and the DP is from Making Memories Noteworthy I love this collection from making memories and I know it's older collection but I had to bring it out again. TFL have a great Tuesday I have a little one home sick today sorry for the short post.

Owl Mail

It's time for another Pixie Dust Studio Challenge and this week the challenge to use Bling or glitter or both. I thought this image from Pixie Dust Studio would be perfect to add some bling to it. I colored the image with my Copics and used some Sassafras DP. The sentiment is from a Papertrey Ink set. I probably should have done this image a little bigger so you could see the cute little owls better.

Monday, January 25, 2010

It's IPPITY HOp Time

Stamps-Simply Home and Devoted
DP-October Afternoon Farm Fresh
Stamps-Straight From The Heart
DP-My Mind's Eye
It's Monday which means another Ippity Blog Hop I love Mondays. I never thought in a million years I would be able to make as many cards as I have with these Ippity stamps. I cannot wait to get the new ones in my hands so excited. The first card I stamped my image right onto the journal card was not sure how this would come out using my Copics to color the house in. It did not come out to bad. I love this ribbon it's from Stampin up and it's felt you gotta love that. Second card pretty straight forward used some of the diecuts in the collection have I told you how much I love this paper the colors are great!! That's it from me today make sure to check the Ippity blog for the list of ladies taking part in the hop.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

All About Babies

And no I'm not having one a baby that is!! It's the name of a New Cutting Cafe set All About Babies and I know I say this each and every time Regina makes something new but this set is amazing it has a total of 40 images yes you heard it right 40 images and each and everyone of them is super cute so hurry go check it out here. Even if your baby days are over this set is perfect for baby cards or those scrapbooking layouts that you have to start or finish. This set is even more perfect for baby showers wow alot to do with this set. I used October Afternoon's Ducks In a Row DP perfect for this image that I colored using my Copics. A pretty simple card oh and I had to add stitching somewhere so thats On the top of my card. That's it for today I will be back Monday for the IPPITY Blog Hop!!

Friday, January 22, 2010

FWF Friday

Stamps-Unity Store Kit January
Stamps-Unity Store Kit January
DP-Basic grey-Lemonade

Stamps-Unity Store Kit January
Dp-K and Company
Well it's another Friday wow where did the week go? My Hubby has been away off and on all month he comes home today for a couple of days and boy do I miss him when he's gone. I do get alot of crafting time that's the only good thing. I suppose alot of people are off to CHA I have to say I really am wishing I could go someday hopefully when the kiddos get a little older. So to share some Unity love I used the new Unity Store Kit for January another great kit boy I cannot wait to see what they have coming out for new releases if only money grew on trees.
Make sure to check out all the other fabulous ladies you can get the full list at the Unity Blog
TFL and have a great weekend!!!

Thursday, January 21, 2010


This first card is another Pixie Dust Studio creation love this image super cute I did this card for PCP sketch challenge. I colored these cute little guys with my Copics. The DP is K and Company I did a little faux stitching around my image and then I did the real sewing around my card.

This second card is for Taylored Expressions sketch. The dp is from her Key Ingredients kits these kits are awesome if you like everything put together for you this is the perfect solution. The image is from Unity Store Kit January love this cup and the sentiment says Sunshine in every cup.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


This is my second post of the day and my last I promise I just wanted to post these cards for some challenges that I did and if I don't post them I will enter them to late into the challenge.

So are you getting tired of me using this Basic Grey paper yet? I'm not, usually I get bored pretty quick with something and have to move on but I am pretty proud of myself for actually making more than one card with this collection. As you can see this card is for Get Sketchy a pretty quick card. The sentiment is from a Hero Arts set called Everyday sayings love this set if you are looking for a good sentiment set this is a nice one!! TFL!!!

Wonderful Life With You

This card I did for Card Patterns Sketch I had this Cosmo Cricket paper that I thought would be perfect for this sketch. I did change some things around on my card but in the end I am really happy with the way it came out.
I also am going to enter this into the Caardvarks challenge to use red and hearts.

Don't Forget about the Paper Maniac sale still going on while Patti is on Vacation!!
Coupon Code:

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Happy Anniversary and a New Paper Maniac Challenge

This first card is for the new challenge over at the Paper Maniac Blog you do not want to miss out on this one because you will have a chance to win a cuttlebug embossing folder or a spellbinder impressibilities.

The Challenge:
Faux stitching but you can do the real thing if you prefer
Odd shaped button.

So for my card I seriously had so much fun doing this challenge . I added texture anywhere I could pit it on this card. I embossed my Dp and I have been seeing these fun flowers around the blogs so had to try it. There is a tutorial here on how to do this fun flower.

Embossing Folder -Victoria
Also while I am at it I am going to enter this into a challenge blog called Raise The Bar
the first challenge is to use something new on your card and pretty much everything on this card is new from the Paper maniac store also the flower is a new technique for me.

This last card I did a couple weeks ago and it was for a graduation party not your usual graduation card but it was for a friend's daughter so I took advantage and did it really girly. I used Basic Grey's Orgins collection and the sentiment is from The Cutting Cafe.

Monday, January 18, 2010


The winner of The Cutting Cafe Little Love Birds File is
Please email Regina that you are the winner of
Stephanie's giveaway
Thanks everyone for the sweet comments
Scroll down for the IPPITY BLOG HOP

Happy Monday

It's Monday so that means another fun IPPITY Blog Hop. I have two cards to share my first one uses the Ippity kit Straight From The Heart I just love this tree I colored it with Copics and Used some more Pink Paislee DP love this DP!! Second card I used because Of You and I colored my image by using my stampin Up Markers. The DP is American Crafts. Make sure to check out all the other ladies you can go here to get the list.

Also Paper Maniac is having a Sale Check it out on my post below this one

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Paper Maniac Sale

I want to also mention that because the shipping department over at Paper Maniac will be closed until 1/26 Patti is offering 10% off you entire order over 25.00 dollars while she is gone.
You have today until 1/26 to take advantage of this!!!
When checking out enter code

It's Time Again...

It is time again for another Two Scoops Rice Designs Challenge. This time we have a sketch challenge for you. You have until the 29th to submit your project for your chance to win two single images from the tsrd store. Go here for all the info on how to enter and to see all the awesome projects the DT members came up with.


Saturday, January 16, 2010

Pixie Dust Studio Challenge

As well as having great images Pixie Dust Studio has a new Challenge Blog. This weeks Challenge is to make a shaped card Easy Right? Except if you can believe I know I can't I have never made a circle card. Boy and was it fun to try something different. This sweet image is also from Pixie Dust Studio is that deer not the cutest. Along with it being a great challenge you can win a great digital image and let me just say you will not be disappointed these images are so cute and fun to work with. So some of the goodie I used on my card are the American Crafts Blue Skies Collection love these papers and the colors are so spring. TFL!!

Thinking Of You And Smiling

I did this card for for Mojo Monday I love this sketch something I know I will use over and over again. All products used on this card are from Basic Grey's Orgins Collection love the colors and the embellies that go with this collection are amazing. The sentiment is from The Unity Store Kit December there are alot of great sentiments in this kit as well as images.

A couple of Reminders Paper Maniac has some great sales going on right now and Patti has gotten a ton of new stuff in the store such as Hero Arts, Flourishes New Release,Imaginisce just to name a few.

Friday, January 15, 2010


DP-Cosmo Cricket Mr. Campy
Stamps-Lollipop Tree You and Me
I love this kit so cute!! As soon as I saw this kit I knew exactly which paper I wanted to use and I thought that Mr Campy would be perfect and I really do love how this came out.

DP- K and Company Amy Butler
Stamps-Comfy Cozy
Would you not just love to have an Amy Butler chair? I have always loved her designs such great patterns. I thought that it would be neat to add these silver gems to the chair.

DP-Crate Paper
Stamps-Best Wishes and Blooms

I thought that the paper was a little to busy for this card but I went with it anyways. This kit is awesome and beautiful and it was created by Heather Rolin. Heather is an amazing artist and so talented in every way I just love everything she has designed.
So I think that is it I will not bore you ladies to death but you all know by now I can never just do one Unity Creation. Make sure to check out all the other fabulous ladies. Have a great weekend!!!

Thursday, January 14, 2010


Gorgeous cards.... I love to come to your blog everyday, it is one of my favorites in my google reader! Thanks for all of the fabulous daily inspiration!
Michelle please send me a email
with your full name and address
Thanks everyone for playing along and for all of your sweet comments.
Scroll down for The Cutting cafe giveaway.

Some Sweet Cards

Dp and Chipboard are from Basic Grey Nook and Pantry.

I hope you did not forget about Paper Maniac's Sketch Challenge you still have time for more info click on the sketch in my sidebar.

I have a couple of cards that I did for the Paper Maniac Blog all stamps are from Our Craft lounge which can be purchased here.
Scroll down for my Cutting Cafe giveaway.
I will be back shortly to announce the winner of my Blog Candy.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Enjoy The Small Stuff

I have one more post today and it's for Taylored Expressions sketch. I just cannot believe all the sketch challenges that are out there I know I can't make a card for everyone but a girl can try right? I am so enjoying these whimsical images from Pixie Dust Studio so cute and my two fav things right now mushrooms and owls. Dp is Earth love so perfect for this image and the rub on is from the same collection. TFL!!
Scroll down for my Cutting Cafe giveaway.

Little Love Birds

It's time for another Cutting Cafe giveaway. I will be giving away the set Little Love Birds it's a very cute set you can check it out here. I colored my image with Copics and added glitter to the hearts. The DP is from K and Company. You have until Sunday night the 17th I think it is to leave a comment on this post to win this Fabulous set. I will be picking the winner of my blog candy tomorrow to be sure to come back and see if you are the lucky winner I added alot more stuff to the pile. TFL!!!!!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Have You Heard Of Pixie Dust Studio?

I have a little find to share with you today and it's called Pixie Dust Studio and Kathy the owner has the cutest images. This image here is called Catching Hearts and she is the sweetest and perfect for a sweet Valentine's day card . I used some new K and Company Dp the patterns are the sweetest. For the image I colored with my Copics and added some fen glitter to the hearts. If you get a chance go check out Pixie Dust Studio.

A couple of reminders Patti Over at Paper Maniac put a whole lot of Unity stamps on sale so if there are some Unity Store kits that you have been wanting now is the time to grab them. We are also having a blog hop at the end of the month and we would love for you the customer to sign up for it. There will be prizes to be won and a five dollar gift voucher just for signing up check it out here.

Also I still have Blog Candy Here.
Tomorrow I have a Cutting Cafe Giveaway so I would love for you to come back for your chance to win!!!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Happy Monday

DP-My Minds Eye

Stamps-Because Of You IPPITY

This notebook I also did for the Button Challenge

DP-Basic Grey Orgins

Stamps-Just Wanted To Say

I did this card for Card Patterns

DP-Basic Grey Sugar Rush

Stamps-Just Wanted To Say

I did this card for Get Sketchy

Happy Monday ladies I hope everyone had a great weekend we here in CT had a very cold one I didn't want to leave the house. It's another Ippity Blog Hop I had some more fun using these amazing stamps I decide to base my cards on a couple challenges this week which makes it that much more fun . Make sure to check out all the other Ippity ladies here.

I would love for you to leave a comment for my Blog Candy Here.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Happy Friday!!!

Don't forget to leave your comment here for your chance to win my BLOG CANDY!!!
DP-My Mind's Eye
stamps- Unity Store Kit December DP-SEI Dill Blossoms

Happy Friday to everyone it's as you know my favorite time of the week because it is FWF and I just love going around to the blogs every week to see all the Unity inspiration. I have two cards to share both quit different from one another. My first has got alot of sewing and alot of fun My Mind's Eye DP from last years collection I think this stamp is just so sweet I love it. My second card is pretty simple but I love how it came and I love the shape of this using my spellbinders dies and the DP is one of my favorites from SEI I know its old but I still love it. TFL!!!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

The Cutting Cafe and Blog Candy

I have to do the Blog Candy First
8x8 paper pad October Afternoon Farm Fresh
Farm Fresh Flash Card Book with binder rings
6x6 paper pad 7 gypsies Victoria(I did break this pad up but you will still get 4 of each design)
Cosmo Cricket rubons
1 clear flower stamp
1 spool of American Craft ric rac ribbon
my favorite twine
3 prefolded cards and envelopes
4 6x6 pieces of DP Double sided
die cuts to match
4 Jillibean Soup Journaling Die cuts
1 little box of embellies
1 container of American Crafts Felt Flowers (not shown in picture)
whatever else I decide to throw in

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post I will pick a winner next Thursday 1/14!!

I just want to thank each and everyone of you for taking the time to visit my blog and leave sweet comments. I would certainly not have gotten this far without all of your support!! What has made me so happy about this blog is the friends I have made and hope to make doing this blog and that means more than anything to me so thank you so much!!!

Ok onto the cards I have been slowly making cards for all the new printable stamps that have recently been posted on the Cutting Cafe blog so here are two more cards. Both these cards use the Valentine Long Phrases you will get a full 81/2 x 11 sheet of these great phrases in this set. I used My Minds Eye Love Me Do Collection and whats fun about these kits is they provide wonderful die cuts that make for fun cards especially if you are doing sentiments like these on your cards. Ok so I could not do a card without sewing on it again where have been? Why have I not broken out the sewing machine sooner anyways I'm officially hooked. TFL!!!