Inspiration from Melissa

Friday, May 27, 2011

awash w/ flowers

 i was in the mood to create something springy. this is what i came up with! this stamp set has so many possibilities. Here i inked the petal part of the stamp in blushing bride then used my sponge daubers w/ melon mambo and just pounce around the outside edges. gives a great two tone!
i used the handy tool... the color wheel to come up w/ this color combo!

paper: pear pizzaz, very vanilla, rich razzleberry, melon mambo
ink: melon mambo, rich razz, pear pizzaz
stamps: oval all, awash w/ flowers, teahouse background stamp
tools: rich razz ribbon, very vanilla ribbon, scallop oval punch, large oval punch, dotted scallop edge punch, stampin dimensionals, pearl bling

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Best Dad Ever

This is another card made and designed by Leah. Fathers Day is coming up and will be here b4 we know it! Need some ideas? This stamp set is way fun for masculine ideas. Here Leah popped up the wild wasabi tie on dimensionals to make it stand out. Very cool!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Water color trio

Goodmorning! i have another mass produce pile here to share w/ you. I left the sentiment off of all of these to leave them more general. I thought it was a nice sympathy card but it could be used many different ways. This flower is from the set water color trio in a mini a while ago. it's not in the big caty right now, but i wonder if it will make it into the big new one in July!?
so i had a crazy afternoon yesterday. i made a big supper for 7 young ladies all under 9 and Chase and I. K so i thought i would grill...pork chops...which i suck at....make twice baked potatoes and corn bread casserole....not sure what i was thinking. They would rather have mac n cheese, but i was in the mood....well that is until i started making it all. I got all the filthy kids rounded up(they were throwing mud balls in the creek), bathed them to their knees on the drive way in buckets, made them sit @ the table and began to dish out potatoes(wait they weren't quite done yet...put back in oven) i did corn...then proceded to begin cutting meat for 7 very HUNGRY girls.... got that done...crap meat is not done...back on the grill it goes. ok potatoes should be good now...not.... a bit on the crunchy side...but girls don't care so i won't say anything! they clear that part of their plates and begin asking for the meat...oh yes.... the MEAT!!! run back's all good. a bit black on the edges but edible. rather tasty i must say!

the whole while i was frantically trying to feed these children, Chase was sceam/crying at the top of his lungs. he got shots today and was NOT a happy camper. i could feel a temp starting and his little leg was red and i assume sore. do you feel the sense of chaos i did??? ;) we gotter done, my children all went to bed fabulously and now i can sit w/ my feet up and it feels great!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Four Frames

 If you have this stamp set on your wish list you better make sure to get it! it is so versatile and it can be used so many different ways! Here i used it to mass produce a stack of sympathy cards. Using the background stamps is a great addition if you don't have the handy big shot. I used all the same color ink except for the little bird i used a cherry cobbler marker to color him in.

paper: crumb cake
ink: early espresso
stamps: sanded, four frames, take a seat, teeny tiny wishes
tools: xtra lrg decor punch, punch trio
accessories: rhinestones, stampin dimensionals, ribbon

Monday, May 23, 2011

National Scrapbooking MONTH!!!

 so this did officially start on May 1 so i'm a bit behind, but i still want to tell you all! ;)

30% off a wide selection of scrapbooking products including:

•Select stamp sets (see several below)
•Select professional print products for My Digital Studio GREAT DEAL!!!
•Special digital download bundles for My Digital Studio

Animal Stories

 a stack of little baby girl thank yous all ready to be boxed up! These cards go together super quick w/ a few circle punches and don't forget the awesome bling....those little rhinestones make the whale sparkle! the dsp is from the hostess level 1 right now in all the current 'in colors'. super cute.
paper: blushing bride, pear pizzaz, in color dsp pack
ink: pear pizzaz
stamps: animal stories
tools: circle punches, heart punch
accessories: rhinestone, stampin dimensionals

Friday, May 20, 2011


 I stamped w/ Leah a while back and this is one of the cards that she designed using the color wheel and a sketch to get her rolling from the big idea book and caty. so vintagy cute!
paper: always artichoke, bashful blue, whisper white, cherry cobbler, crumb cake
ink: crumb cake
stamps: medallion, "howdy" retired and don't remember the name
tools: punches, big shot, impression folder
accessories: broken glass glitter, dotto glue

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Teacher appreciation

 That time of year is here, where we take a little something xtra to thank our children's teachers for all their hard work! and's HARD! i could never do what they do!:) Well if you browse online, many other paper crafters have done something of this sort for their children as well  (this is my favorite!)  thanks Amy!...and this is my take on it! I went to McDonald's and asked for two 'empty' cups....was waiting for a "huh??" from them, but they didn't;) Then i took them home, and filled them w/ crunched paper and a gift certificate inside! Close it up w/ the lid and then made it pretty!

I don't have any 'latte' stamps so i printed that off from my computer and punched it out w/ my circle punch. Then mounted on top of one of the two tags bigz die folded in half.

 tip: to keep my ribbon from sliding around on the cup i used two strips of sticky strip. one in front and one to the side of the bow to hold in place.
Make one today for your children's teachers! make them feel special! ;)

Monday, May 9, 2011

For you....

for a friend who need some encouragement. dug out those sticky letters and dusted of those beads, I think they are so cute but don't use them very often! the dsp you see here is a sneak peak of what will be  in the the new caty coming up in July! very pretty!

paper: parfait peach, textured baja breeze, whisper white, bravo burgandy
ink: bravo Burgundy
stamps: a word for you
tools: dotted scallop border punch, modern label punch, boho blossoms punch, circle scissor plus, big shot, square lattice impression folder
accessories: sticky cut letters, beads, brad, mini glue dot

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Strength and Hope

This stamp set is a current one in the summer mini that has just gone live!  SU! is donating $2 from every sale of this set to breast cancer research awareness! Join the cause and order your set today!

A couple in our bible study recently laid their father to rest this week and i wanted to make a special card for them. This one was actually for the Mom who is now a widow.  i thought all the words in this stamp very fitting. courage, strength, love, hope ect. all things she will need to go on as a widow in this life here on earth.

i wanted to dress up the main image of the first butterfly and did that w/ one pearl and then outlining the wings w/ 2 way glue pen and then dazzling diamonds.

paper: crumb cake, very vanilla, early espresso, cherry cobbler
ink: cherry cobbler, crumb cake
stamps: music note wheel, strength and hope,
tools: scallop oval punch, larg oval punch, xlrg decor punch
accessories: stampin dimensional, ribbon original, dazzling diamonds, pearl

Saturday, May 7, 2011

$10 grab bag cont.

and the two last from this stack of precut cardstock in my mystery $10 grab bag. a sympathy and birthday card!

Friday, May 6, 2011

$10 Grab bag cont.

here i dressed it up a little w/ some big shot use and the impression folder!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

$10 grab bag cont.

Here is another shot of a card that was in this kit. All precut and just waiting to be stamped and embellished!

$10 grab bag kit that is on clearance right now
stamps: music note wheel, four frames, water color trio(sentiment), vintage jumbo wheel
ink: choc chip, riding hood red
accessories:chunky glitter, dotto glue, stampin dimensionals
tools: xtra lrg decor punch, large oval punch

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

season of friendship

bright, cheery and summer time yellow makes me anxious for days like today! no wind so far and beautiful blue sky w/ only a few scattered clouds. i should be painting! but I'll blog instead, shame, shame. i used the circle scissor plus to cut the whisper white circle out and then stamped my images on it. used a circle punch for the bird so i didn't have to do any hand cutting.

paper: daffodil delight, whisper white
ink: early espresso, pear pizzaz, marina mist
stamps: tiny tags, season of friendship
tools: circle scissor plus, jewelry tag punch, heart punch,circle punch
accessories: pear pizzaz ribbon, linen thread,

Monday, May 2, 2011

$10 grab bag CHALLENGE!!!

here is some retired sage shadow precut cardstock that was in my grab bag that i bought off SU! clearance rack. At first i thought "yipee, some cardstock!"... but then thought, "hey i will challenge myself to make some cute cards using ONLY what came in the package!" guess what? all i added was the ink and the sentiment/stamp. so this cardstock you see here was all precut and ready to go along w/ the ribbon, embellishments such as felt flowers, chip board elements, brads and buttons. i REALLY liked that. no thinking involved. I took the choc chip piece to my scallop trim border punch to jazz it up a bit and then added the strip of ribbon adhered w/ 2 staples, a chip board flower(colored chocolate chip w/ my brayer) and then put two felt flowers on top w/ a choc chip brad. ALL these goodies were in my grab bag!

 now you have to remember that all the grab bags were different from each other, so if you bought one or are thinking about doing it, you may not have the same items i had but similar;)

Stay tuned for more cute cards i made out of this SAME grab  bag!

paper: $10 grab bag
ink: choc chip
stamps: a word for you
tools: scallop trim border punch, stapler