Inspiration from Melissa

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


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Monday, November 22, 2010

sweet treat peacock

 For Hannah's birthday i didn't have the stamp set that coordinates w/ these adorable little treat cups but i still wanted to use them! So i made a peacock!? She don't care if it's authentic or not...she just wanted the m&m's inside! You can see below how she just needed to rip off the tab to get access to her candies!
paper: marina mist, concord crush, soft suede, whisper white
ink: marina mist, concord crush, soft suede
stamps: a word for you, pick a petal
tools:tab punch, 2 1/4" circle punch, 1/2" circle punch, white gel pen
accessories: treat cups

Saturday, November 20, 2010

on a pedastal

A little sparkle for my little sister turning 15. one more year and she'll be n the road! yikes!

paper: melon mambo, pretty in pink, bermuda bay, whisper white, razzleberry lemonaide
ink: bermuda bay, melon mambo, pretty in pink, real red, choc chip
stamps: on a pedastal, well scripted
tools: stampamajig, 2 way glue pen
accessories: polk a dot ribbon bermuda bay, dazzling diamonds

Friday, November 19, 2010

A sense of time

 this is quickly becoming my favorite Masculine stamp set! Even though i used it here for a sympathy card, you can see how versatile it is! With the circle scissor plus and 2 punches it came together quickly!
paper: wild wasabi, early espresso, crumb cake dsp, very vanilla
ink: early espresso
stamps: a sense of time, thoughts & prayers
tools: decorative label punch, large oval, circle scissor plus
accessories: very vanilla satin ribbon, stampin dimensionals, sponges, DOTTO(a must in my opinion when u use the CSP!) your paper doesn't move and easily peels off your glass cutting mat w/o ripping! choc chip corduroy button

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

2 step owl punch

 turned the same basic card sideways here for a very different look! that textured card stock just makes those spots stand out!
paper: bashful blue & dsp, early espresso, whisper white, crumb cake, kiwi kiss textured, real red dsp
ink: early espresso
stamp:bc i care(sentiment)...level 1 hostess
tools: wide oval punch, 2 step owl, modern label punch, circle punch, scallop punch, 2 way glue pen
accessories: real red satin ribbon, paper clip, stampin dimensionals

Monday, November 15, 2010

2 step owl punch

playing with punches can put a card together in a snap! This is one of my latest toys... the owl punch! Hoooo woulda thought it would be so fun! ;) The only stamping on this card is the sentiment! I love polka dots too and thought they would look cute all together!

paper:bashful blue, kiwi kiss,early espresso, crushed curry, real red, bashful blue dsp
ink: early espresso
stamps: silhouette sentiments
tools: circle punches, oval punch, owl punch, 2 way glue pen
accessories: Victoria 5/8" ribbon, choc chip corduroy button, stampin dimensionals

Friday, November 12, 2010

Peaceful Season

 Another Christmas card using the pretty hostess level 2 set out of the Christmas mini. Check out all that bling! the chunky glass glitter is on w/ one line of the multipurpose liquid glue and then i used a sponge dauber and dabbed all over the very vintage wheel w/ Champagne Mist shimmer paint.

paper: cherry cobbler, whisper white
ink: basic gray, cherry cobbler
stamps: peaceful season, very vintage jumbo wheel
toolsmulitpurpose liquid glue, big shot, top note die
accessories:champagne mist shimmer paint, glass glitter(out of Christmas mini), basic gray 3/8" taffeta ribbon

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Peaceful Season

 a bit of embossing w/ gold makes this card dazzle! This is a level 2 hostess set out of the Christmas mini catalog right now. Very elegant. a strip of sticky strip hold my ruffled ribbon and bunched up strip of eyelet border punched paper. the button is from the neutrals group.
the distressing along the edges was done w/ my finger nail once again. Just scratch it! I also stamped the leaf/berry in versamark on the cherry cobbler piece. It's a more subtle look than tone on tone ink like if you would have used the cherry cobbler.

paper: crumb cake, cherry cobbler, very vanilla
ink: cherry cobbler, versamark
stamps: very vintage JUMBO wheel, peaceful season(hostess level 2 Xmas mini)
tools: eyelet border punch, heat gun
accessories: gold embossing powder, mini glue dot, linen thread, crumb cake button, sticky strip, very vanilla ribbon(cut in half down the center so it wasn't to thick)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Sweet Treat Cups

This cute little card was made by Teresa Dekkers for Ms. Hannah's mind you i was too slow in getting a picture when the candy cup was full! Hannah snuck some out so it looks a bit scanty....however.. it was full and adorable!

Thanks Teresa!

paper: choc chip, whisper white
ink: melon mambo, old olive
stamps: Sweet centers, (not sure what the stem is from)
accessories: cups, m&m's

Monday, November 8, 2010

Seriously... 5???!!!

paper: baja breeze, pretty in pink, whisper white
ink: baja breeze, pretty in pink stampin write markers
stamps: birthday bliss, retro remix standard wheel
tools: square punch, scallop square punch
accessories: library clips, fine cosmo glitter, stampin dimensional
 Ms. Hannah is five. I can't believe it...for some reason that number seems so big to me. i have a 5 yr old. i have to say that out loud to believe it i guess! ;)

 we had a birthday party w/ our play group to celebrate the special day and i wanted to make a little something she could give to her friends that they could take home! once again this mini milk carton has come in super handy! I could fit a bag of fruit snacks in there just right! Bravo!

The glitter got a bit messy and was kinda everywhere, but they just needed that lil somthin' extra ... and this was the ticket! I left the top open and just the library clip held it together. works slick

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Top Note Gift Card Holder

 hopefully i'm ok in posting this and the birthday girl has recieved it! ;) don't forget that i do gift certificates year round and will 'dress' them up like this for you if you wish. I ask that a $25 minimum gift certificate be purchased.
so i totally cased this fabulous idea from this crafty gal here... Check it out for great directions/tutorial if you would like to do it yourself!

paper:crushed curry textured(retired), cherry cobler, early espresso, whisper white
ink: cherry cobler, early espresso stampin write markers
stamps: sillhouette sentiments, a word for you, on your birthday
tools: big shot, top note die, crop a dile, scallop border punch, decorative label punch, scallop oval punch, large oval punch, modern label punch
accessories: jumbo silver eyelet, grosgrain ribbon, stampin dimensionals, sponges,

Friday, November 5, 2010

woodgrain & animal stories

 get out of your box lately? I sure did here! what an odd color combination.... but i really do like it and in my looks oh so much better in person! This is what you call grabbing my base(elegant eggplant) and then just laying scraps next to it and deciding what looks good. Then you design! It's very bright and cheery i thought!
 i popped my 'wood' piece up on dimensionals so it looks like Mr. owl is actually in the tree;) easy distressing of the wood was just done by scratching my finger nail along the edge. More vigorously in some spots than others.
i forgot to take a picture until i had it sealed in the fun clear envelope to give to a dear friend. hence the not so clear pictures. I love this option for when you hand deliver a card that is so cute! you can buy them from SU! right by all the other envelopes!

paper: elegant eggplant, pumpkin pie dsp, old olive dsp, crumb cake, very vanilla
ink: elegant eggplant, pumpkin pie
stamps; wood grain, animal stories
tools: 1 1/4" circle punch, scallop circle punch, 3/4 circle punch, big shot, alpha strip die
accessories: very vanilla grosgrain ribbon, regal flower button, linen thread

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

MDS SF Playdate & Breast Cancer Awareness Month

 this was such a fun day out w/ our play group! this kids all loved the zoo, train ride, picnic and best of all I'm sure was playing in the park!
since i was really happy with how this card came out i couldn't wait share this too! Enjoy! did you make something PINK and send it to someone affected by this terrible disease? If not, please do so!

so it's been over 10 yrs ago that my dear Mom was diagnosed w/ Breast Cancer and praise God that she has since then been cancer free. This month flew by and i had really wanted to make a card to send to her and let her know how much i love and appreciate her and all she has done for me! Well, i got to stamp late on Friday night as Jesse was working on the house and this is what i came up with.

paper: basic gray, whisper white, blushing bride, basic black
ink: versamark, blushing bride, pear pizzaz
stamps: decor wheel, silhouette sentiments
tools: scallop edge punch, circle scissor plus, decorative label punch
accessories: blushing bride ribbon, basic gray ribbon, vintage lace ribbon, vintage brad, stampin dimensionals, half pearls

Monday, November 1, 2010