Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day 2012

(click above sentiment and save file)
Or download here

I have been home all weekend trying to recover from the CRUD that just won't leave.  
I think it possible could have been a late flu or just a drastic spring cold.  
Either way it has taken its toll on my old body;)
I have had some breaks where I could work on my older stash of goods
and hop along with OWH.
There is still time to catch the OWH Memorial Weekend Hop
scroll down for details.

Here is one of my creations using up some scraps and the sentiment I created.
By the way you can also freely use the sentiment
 however, I do require you link back to my blog when you do.

We are memory Keepers Yankee Doodle DP
SU punch
circle nesties

Special bonus sketch...

Product list...
My minds eye dp
Cricut Storybook cartridge cut at 2"

Happy Memorial Day 2012
 God Bless America and our Heroes Past and Present!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Operation Write Home Memorial Day Weekend blog hop

sketch #8
I chose sketch 8 so I  could give some love to my SU top note die;)

Here is my creation...

Product list...
PTI cardstock
SU cardstock, ink and top note die
DP by Authentique
All the Time stamp set from Hero Arts
cuttlebug embossing folder stars

Happy Stamp Day.  God Bless America and our Heroes.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Just Relax with PTI

The inspiration photo...

My creation...
all products PTI except ribbon that is Ribbon Boutique
Enjoy the Hop;)

Thursday, May 24, 2012

To the Moon and Back

I made a love card for a little buddy:)

Why did I purchase Lime Twist?
To force myself into making more boy and manly creations.
So far I have made this one;)

Product list...
Lime Twist Out of the Blue by My Minds Eye
Cricut Expression, Cricut Everyday Paper Dolls spaceship cut at 3"
Paper Smooches buddy sentiment
computer generated to the moon and back sentiment KG's Strawberry Limeade script
Embossing folder stars
PTI cardstock

Happy Stamp Day.  God Bless!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Little Brown Bags

These little brown bags are packed with DeLovely goodies
for two of my favorite Gemini Sisters.

When I am stuck in a creative rut I can always find inspiration on her blog.

I made the little beaded flower awhile ago and squirreled it away, 
I will share how it is done in a later post.
I must have made them when I need to work a little on my
 patience or I was shooting for going insane.
Small beads and wire are not my best friends!

IRL the clothes pins are dyed to match using SU reinkers, 
I am not sure why they decided to come across the screen as purple.  
I can assure you are they are a matching hue of blue.

Product List...
Brown Bags from I heart Papers
PTI card stock, ribbon and button
SU, label punch, oval punch, Vintage Labels stamp set
ODBD sentiment stamp 
Paper Smooches sentiment stamp
Cosmo Cricket  DeLovely dp kit

Happy Stamp Day.  God Bless!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

OWH sketch challenge 122

At first thought I did not like the sketch and did not play. 
 I revisited a day later and gave it a go.
I am happy with the results and I love
this paper line from Cosmo DeLovely.

When I sat down with older paper kit I had it in mind to use up as much as I could down to every single scrap and even the marketing page!
Success, I did it!  This sketch was a great way to use up the smaller bits.
The next few days I will be showing you what I have been up to;)

Product list...
Cosmo Cricket DeLovely kit
PTI stampers select white

Happy Stamp Day.  God Bless!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Sunshine on a Cloudy Day

Another quick card using Echo Parks'  new line
Hello Summer "kit"

To use dimensional dots on back of die cut stickers
dust the adhesive backs with a little
corn starch and you are
good to go;)

Products used...
Echo Park Hello Summer
Stampers Select white card stock from PTI
dimensional dots

Happy Stamp Day!

Sunday, May 20, 2012


I have made a card for multiple challenges, I usually do not do that however, 
this theme and sketch worked out so wonderfully.
You can see the creation over on echo park FB page

So here it is....

I am totally a summer girl when it comes to my personality and these bright colors are my favorite to craft with so when I saw this new kit by EP  called Hello Summer I had to snag it right away.

Product list...
PTI ribbon and stampers select white card stock

Happy Stamp Day.  God Bless!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

July 4th Camo Digital Card Kit files

I have decided to continue using Media Fire to store my digital files
you can find the download for this kit at the link below

This is a A2 card size digital file!
You can see samples made in my previous posts.

July 4th Camo Mulligan

Okay, I have fixed my creations from the previous post.  I love to do OWH cards however, the boring factor was taking its toll on my creativity.  I had to get my hands on the border stars to give more PUNCH to my creations.  Pun intended;)
So here is the Mulligan...
Featuring the stars border punch from EK Success (found at JoAnn, on sale through today).
You also see Washi Tape starts from Recollections found at Mikes. 

A little rant...
I so dislike our box stores in the area two things get my goat.
1.  Lack of new products.
2. Lack of knowledgeable sales people.
I have to get out my iPhone and show people what WASHI tape is!!  Freaking NUTS!!

the in product to have now on your creations
Read more about it on WIKI 

Here is the display from Mikes
Our store is almost out however, you can find it at the front by the 
Cricut Cartridge cage hanging on an end cap. 
 Remember not to ask for it cause they know not what you are talking about. 
 I would go get it at 40% off through today!!!!
(Tim Holtz has a line in his collection in the store.)

So a before and after with more Punch and Washi...
Boring becomes a bit more fab and the card is still flat for postage reasons.

below a pic of the EK border punch.  I printed off the light blue,
 punched it and lined with stampers select white from PTI.

Okay so how do you like the mulligan??

Happy Stamp Day!  God Bless America and our Heroes.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

July 4th Camo

Below are a few cards that I have made using my July 4th Camo digital kit.
I have been on the lookout for the MS Star border punch, have had no luck in our area. 
 I was  thinking PTI's star border die would also work nicely.  
Have put both on the top of my list, let the search continue on;)

Here is the kit, I am still looking for a site I want to upload to (I have used 4 shared in the past) 
do you have another suggestion?

Happy Stamp Day.  God Bless America and our Heroes!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Let Freedom Ring

I have been working on Christmas creations so why not throw in a little summer heat!

I ordered a new delicious paper pad from Authentique it is called
"Glory" it works wonderfully for OWH creations.

I have no July 4th sentiments so I created a few of my own to use.
Click on the image below and save the file...

Happy Stamp Day!  God Bless America and our Heroes.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Flower Throwdown from OWH

This is a CASE card I have pinned to my board on pinterest.  
I love the simple beauty of the card it is a perfect fit for
an OWH creation. 

Product list...
PTI Botanical Silhouettes, vintage cream cardstock and bling
SU Wasabi ink, Peach Parfait ink and cardstock, 
Memento tuxedo black ink
CM corner rounder

Happy Stamp Day.  God Bless America and our Heroes.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Girls Just Want to Have Pink Camo

One can't forget all of the girly girls of Hero Mom and Dads.
This is for them...

The image and sentiment are from OWH website 

The camo paper was created by your's truly.
(I am working on the digital files for sharing.)
My kiddos and their friends have been going gaga over the camo design and
 they have requested some of the paper;)
So, I am inspired and doing things right.  Stepping away from the studio was a good thing!

Product list...
Copic Markers C1 and C3
digital files, PS, Printer
Doily from Little Yellow Bicycle 
Heart die from PTI
Circle punches
hand dyed wrinkle ribbon
embroidery floss
dimensional squares

Happy Stamp Day!  God Bless America and our Heroes!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Camo All the Time

Miss You All The Time
Another card for OWH, I need to get my box shipped ASAP
it is packed full of paper goodies for our

Product list...
Hero Arts All the Time stamp set
Memento tuxedo black ink
SU oval punch, Sahara Sand cardstock
PS, digi files and printer
circle punch

Happy Stamp Day!  God Bless America and our Heroes!