Inspiration from Melissa

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

so the girls needed some hair bows....

so i decided to give it a shot! do you see the SU! ribbon used? After i got the hang of it ... it went quite quickly...huge mess of hot glue though. I believe i need a better gun than a $3 one? perhaps that would help? Happy Thursday!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

some shots of Texas

3 kidos super excited to recieve their parting gift from, books and SUGAR!!!! (thanks Katie ;)) they were thrilled! Those little ponies the girls got were their pride and joy the whole time away...a special toy.
Hannah 4 1/2 yrs old

Owen a little over 1 yr. (my cousin Katie's little guy)

My nephew Jaden a little over 3 yrs (preparing for battle w/ Haley and her sword)

Ms. Haley a little over 3 yrs

Monday, March 29, 2010

Of the Earth

Back home again after almost a week in TX for a cousin of mine getting married down there. We decided to make it a vacation. spent a day on the river walk in San Antonio, a day @ Sea World and the girls got a big kick out of Shamu. Interesting how no one was in the tank w/ the killer whales after that gal was killed by one a few weeks back?
Made this b-day card for my Mom...she turns the BIG 50 this weekend! Hard to believe it!
today's card is put together w/ close to cocoa and cameo coral. couple layers and sponging gives it lot's of dimension.
paper: close to cocoa, cameo coral(textured), whisper white
ink: cameo coral, close to cocoa(stampin write markers)
stamps: sanded background, of the earth,well scripted(clear stamps)
tools: matte pack(for lining up those brads and piercing). scallop edge punch, sponge
accessories: silver brads, stampin dimensionals

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Snow Baby

Scrapin' Hannah in the snow @ 16 mos.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Scrap page

just sharing a few pages that i got done @ the 24 hr scrap @ church! Ms. Hannah and her precious crocks that she couldn't even take a bath w/o!! oh well ... they were clean every night then! gol, she looks so little there!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Thoughts & Prayers

I think soft suede and rich razzleberry go together so nicely for a soft look here. Adding layers to your card gives lots of dimension.

paper: soft suede, rich razzleberry, whisper white, urban oasis dsp
ink: soft suede
stamps:thoughts & prayers
tools: scallop oval punch, large oval punch, big shot, texture plates
accessories: brads, stampin dimensionals, 2 way glue pen, dazzling diamonds

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Splitcoast Challenge 272

It's been quite a while since i played along w/ a challenge @ SCS so i took a peak today and liked
what i saw! The following was the sketch we had to follow. Please play along and give the sketch
a whirl of your own!

So if you took note in the Christmas mini you could buy' champagne mist'(these will be carried into the new BIG caty too)...well the shimmer you see above is acheaved w/ this snazzy stuff. i applied it w/ a sponge dauber just over top of my embossed flower on the rich razzleberry. really makes it pop.

supplies: paper: old olive, whisper white, crushed curry, rich razzleberry, melon mambo, lovely flowers dsp
ink: old olive
stamps: teeny tiny wishes
tools: big shot, impression folder, scallop circles die #2, circle scissor plus, matte pack, oval punches
accessories: champagne mist, stampin dimensionals

Happy Saturday~ Melis

Friday, March 19, 2010

Flower Lines pocket card

ok my computer has been giving me fits and not allowing me to sorry for the extended wait time here! I made this for someone the other day who bought a gift certificate from me to give as a gift! If you are looking for that hard to buy person....keep this in mind... I will make it cute for you to deliver for no extra charge! $25 minimum.

There is actually no stamping on here as i used just rub ons! they turned out super cute i thought.

paper: old olive, whisper white, melon mambo, lovely flowers dsp
ink: none
stamps: none
tools: scallop edge punch, tab punch, crop a dile
accessories: jumbo brad, polka dot melon mambo ribbon, lovely lines rub ons

Saturday, March 13, 2010

CAS~clean & simple cards

impression folder used w/ the big shot and then turned the card the 'wrong' way... so the raised part is on the inside of the card for a different look...
same here, impression folder turned the 'wrong' way...
and this would be turned the 'right' way... with the raised flowers to the outside or front of the card. Birthday bliss was a stamp set that i earned for FREE w/ sale a bration... only a few weeks left!

paper: cameo coral, whisper white
ink: choc chip
stamps: birthday bliss, thank you kindly
tools: big shot, impression folders, wide, scallop and large oval punches
accessories: choc chip grosgrain ribbon, stampin dimensionals, white gel pen

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Autumn Days

Boy, made this card a while ago and now that i'm sharing i couldn't remember where that stem came from! I think that means i have to many stamps???.... naw... not possible! ;)

supplies: paper: crushed curry, rich razzleberry, whisper white, soft suede, razzleberry lemonaide dsp
ink: white craft ink pad, crushed curry
stamps: autumn days, teeny tiny wishes
tools: big shot, texture plates, eyelet border punch
accessories: button bouquet, hemp twine

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Upsy Daisy

This card was made by Dana! Good job girl! these colors look so rich when all put together i think!

paper: rich razzleberry textured, old olive, old olive dsp, orchid opulence, whisper white
ink: rich razzleberry, old olive
stamps: upsy daisy, thank you kindly
tools: circle scissor plus, stamp a ma jig
accessories: brads

Monday, March 8, 2010

Thank you kindly...

Simple and straight to the point.....
simple but using two different tools: Horizontal slot punch and corner rounder punch....see how much using that Big Shot along w/ the impression folder, adds to the card?? What a difference huh? ;)
Still simple but packs a bit more punch! Here just adding the scallop trim border punch and some delicious old olive striped ribbon.... this is my favorite one of the three and they take the same amount of time plus or minus a minute! ;) See how easy it is to make a cute card even cuter! bling is always the answer or in this's ribobn.

paper: regal rose, whisper white, welcome neighbor dsp, old olive
ink: regal rose
stamps: thank you kindly(earn this FREE through Sale a bration!)
tools: scallop trim border punch, big shot, polk a dot impression folder
accessories: old olive striped ribbon, stampin dimensionals

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Circle Circus

simple card that comes together quickly is always a treat. Here, using only 2 inks really speeds up your process! Adding the scallop edge punch on the black border give a bit of dimension along w/ the certainly celery ribbon and popping one circle up on a dimensional.

certainly celery, basic black,
whisper white
ink: certainly celery, basic black
stamps: sincere salutations, circle circus
tools: scallop edge punch, 1/2" circle punch
accessories: certainly celery ribbon, stampin dimensionals

Friday, March 5, 2010

welcome neighbor dsp

this is what we call quilt card. acutally goes together quite quick with a square punch! using the slick little FREE pad of paper that comes w/ numerous prints, it all coordinates as well! so the card is 4 1/4" X 5 1/2". Melon mambo piece is 4"X5 1/4". and then all the little squares are punched out with the 1 1/4" punch.

paper: craft, melon mambo, welcome neighbor dsp, whisper white
ink: bermuda bay, crushed curry
stamps: vintage labels
tools: 1 1/4" square punch, wide oval punch, small oval punch
accessories: polka dot bermuda bay ribbon, stampin dimensionals

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Masculine Birthday

It makes for a very sharp ensamble when you give your envelope a little extra pizzaz. Here i just took a bit of matching choc chip dsp and adhered to the flap of the envelope! how sharp is that?

Using the fun Vintage Labels and Autumn Harvest, it's a quick put together!

can you see the double stamped leaves that look kinda like they have a shadow under them? This is super easy. just ink up your stamp good and stamp it once, turn the stamp a smidge and stamp again w/o reinking! I didn't use the stamp a ma jig here, bc i wanted them all to be a bit different from the next.

paper: brocade blue, choc chip, very vanilla, craft, choc chip dsp
ink: choc chip, brocade blue
stamps: Vintage labels, autumn harvest
tools: square punches, crop a dile(for punches 2 holes the exact same depth) curly label punch
accessories: brads, stampin dimensionals

Monday, March 1, 2010

3X3 Diva Purse

This is what you should start with. 7 3/4" X 3 1/2" sheet of paper. Score @ 1/2", 3 5/8", 4 1/8" 7 1/4" and then 1/2" along the long side on the bottom. Punch one 1/2 circle out of one side using 13/8" circle punch.

Then you will use your paper snips and just snip where i did. This will allow you to fold the box up neatly.

It works best to embellish as you wish at this point. I chose to just do the front and get my holes punched for the handles of my purse. I used choc chip grosgrain ribbon and brads to adhear. For the pink scallop i first punched a hole w/ the 1 3/8" circle punch in melon mambo then took the scallop cirlce punch and went right over top of my last punch. Gives you a neat trim!
you are ready to put together. Lay the inside of the box to face you. then line only the two parts you see in red w/ your sticky strip. I practiced folding it all up b4 i tore the covering off so you know what has to go where! ;) I did the bottom one last. Gives a nice clean finish and everything else is tucked inside.

These are the cute little 3X3's i made to stick inside. All using the stamp set Birthday Bliss and the DSP from the SAB FREE set!Finish it off w/ a cute little tag from Vintage Labels and sponged the edges and popped up on dimensionals.

paper: crushed curry, melon mambo, old olive, choc chip, whisper white, welcome nieghbor FREE SAB dsp!
ink:same as papers above
stamps: vintage labels, birthday bliss
tools: hole punch, wide oval punch, 1 3/8 circle punch, scallop circle punch,
accessories: brads, sticky strip, stampin dimensionals, ribbons, linen thread,

Vintage Lables

Today i challenged myself to use this stamp set in a few different ways to show the diversity of it to each of you! If this isn't on your wish list of "Must Haves" you still have time to earn it for FREE before Sale a bration is done on March 31!! This is what i came up with for the first one, for a masculine birthday card for my DH. I hope he likes! Stay tuned for the other ideas!

brocade blue, choc chip, very vanilla, choc chip dsp
ink: brocade blue, choc chip
stamps: Vintage Labels (SAB FREE set), sanded background
tools:sponges, wide oval punch, small oval punch, stapler
accessories: stampin dimensionals, mini library clips, linen thread, brown ribbon