Thursday, March 31, 2011

New Goodies from IHP

OH MY ~ I love it when CHA goodies start hitting the store shelves because there are so many fun things to play with!!!!  I've got lots of fun products to show you today all on one simple little Clean & Simple card.    BTW ~ I CASE'd this card from the Stamp It! Techniques 2011 issue by Emily Niehaus (p 41).    I just love her card and decided to use the design & color combo. 

The stamp set I used is by Technique Tuesday called Long-Stemmed Sentiments and colored the blooms with a R27 Copic marker then added Glossy Accents on top. The sentiment is from the same stamp set ~ they are words you piece together so you can make it fit any shape you want.  For the paper pieced vase, I used papers from the My Minds Eye Hazel collection.

Supplies from i{heart}papers:
Stamps ~ Technique Tuesday (Long-Stemmed Sentiments)
Ink ~ Palette (Noir); Copic Marker (R27)
Pattern Paper ~ My Minds Eye (Hazel Collection)
Twine ~ Red Divine Twine
Glossy Accents

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

I'm missing YOU...

I've been a busy busy bee this week getting projects done left and right.  Today I wanted to show you another new digital image from the Whimsy & Stars Studio by Mabelle R•O.  This adorable little images is called Searching ~ but I thought it was perfect for an "I Miss You" card.  Isn't she super sweet?

You can't really see it very well, but I used some Glossy Accents on the magnifying glass & it looks so cool. Unfortunately, I couldn't get it to photograph very well.

Supplies Used:
Digital Image ~ Whimsy & Stars Studio (Searching)
Pattern Paper ~ My Minds Eye (Gertie)
Glossy Accents
Copic Markers ~ E00,02,23,25,27,29; W7; YG91, 93, 95; YR23; R81,83,85; BG72

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Mixing it up with the Mix Club Set

What's up today peeps?  I sat down yesterday afternoon and banged out 4 Lizzie Anne cards pretty quickly ~ woohooo!  I love it when I have a productive day.  You'll see more later this week but here is one of the cards I made using the new Mix Club set for Spring called Follow your Dreams

I used a few of the pattern papers from the Echo Park kit called For the Record ~ when did I start loving vintage?  Hmmm....I'm not really sure.  I still don't think my style is anywhere close to vintage, but I do really like the new papers out right now and it's fun to mix and match them up.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Sweet Fuzzy Bunny...

Hey Peeps ~ Hope your weekend was FABULOUS!  Mine was crazy ~ which is why I took the weekend off from blogging.

My project today is a store sample card I made featuring the OCL set called Hoppin' into Spring.  Isn't that little bunny butt the cutest thing?  I mixed together some Brown Sugar and Sugar Sparkly Fluff for the tail.
Hope you have a great Monday!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Friday, March 25, 2011

OCL Challenge #58 - Sketch Time!

Here we's Friday and time for a new OCL Challenge.   For my sketch card, I simplified the design just a bit ~ yes, it's ok to do that!  I used the new OCL set called The Pond and paired it up with some fun new pattern papers from Jillibean Soup called Dutch Mustard.

Now it's your turn!  Play along for your chance to win a fun prize ~ but make sure you leave your direct link on the OCL Blog post for today!

Supplies from i{heart}papers:
Stamps ~ Our Craft Lounge (The Pond)
Sparkly Fluff ~ Our Craft Lounge (Coffee Bean Brown)
Pattern Paper ~ Jillibean Soup (Dutch Mustard)
Copic Markers ~ YG21, 23, 25, 93; E47

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Lizzie Anne and Playdate Cafe Challenge

Today Lizzie Anne Designs is teaming up with the Playdate Cafe team for this week's color challenge.  I just love the color inspiration picture this week.

For my card, I used the colors, but went in a totally different direction with the theme ~ LOL!  The adorable cow image and sentiment are from the new Mix Club set called Follow Your Dreams.  We had a nice sunny day on Monday, so I couldn't resist going outside to take a picture of my project.  To bad winter has now returned to Northern Indiana ~ :{

Make sure you play along this week and post your direct link to the Playdate Cafe blog for your chance to win a prize!  Also, check out what the rest of the Lizzie Anne girls came up with today ~ there is a list on the LAD Blog.

More exciting news today... LAD is having an Overstock Sale through Sunday, March 27th. Go to THIS CATEGORY on our website where select stamps have been marked down 40% off. There's some good stuff in there.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


VOLLEYBALL!  That's been life in our house for the last 8 months or so.  My daughter is full force into Volleyball and it's been a blast for all of us.  Last fall she had the school varsity team; after that, club volleyball sign-ups and practices and then in January the tournament schedule started (with a few travel tournaments thrown in).  What a great group of girls this year ~ so fun to watch! 

This past Sunday was the last tournament of the club season (and the coach's birthday).  It was a fun day but  bittersweet at the same time.  So I'm sure you're wondering why I'm bring all of this up on my blog today.  Well.... I know you'll find this hard to believe, but I made the birthday card for the coach & thought I would share it ~ LOL!

I took a 12x12 piece of black cardstock that I scored in the middle so I could fit all the photos and signatures inside.

Here are a few shots from the season.  I can't wait to make a scrapbook of these photos!

If you don't think volleyball players work hard, you are WRONG!  These girls run for every point and are in fantastic physical shape. 

Great season girls ~ CONGRATS! 

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


In my opinion, the time has come for winter to be OVER!  I'm soooooo DONE with being cold, snow and dreary weather!  So here is a bright and cheerful spring card using the Spring Garden Chickie image from Whimsy & Stars Studios by Mabelle R•O.  I hope this little bit of sunshine brought a smile to your face today!

Digital Image: Spring Garden Chickie (Whimsy & Stars Studios)
Copic Markers: Y13, 15, 19, 21; YG11, 13, 17; E33, 35, 23, 25; YR07
Sparkly Fluff: Coffee Bean Brown
Pattern Paper: Echo Park (Springtime)
Cardstock & Ribbon: Bazzill

Monday, March 21, 2011

A little bit of Joy!

Here's a fun bright card to get your Monday morning going.  I used the new OCL set called Joy in Little Things.  I also used some of the great Echo Park All Boy pattern paper for this card.

Hope you find some joy in everything today!

Friday, March 18, 2011

LAD DT Challenge: Baby Time

Post #2 today ~

Today the Lizzie Anne team is having a challenge and the theme is BABY CARDS!  We also had to take it one step further find a photo on the Pottery Barn Kids site to inspire our project.  So I'll start by showing my inspiration photo from the Jungle Friends Collection at Pottery Barn Kids.

And here is my card using the In the Wild Little Bits set.  This was one of my first LAD sets & it is now retiring so it's 50% off right now but once it's gone, it's gone. ETA: I added Coffee Bean Brown Sparkly Fluff to the giraffe spots & Brown Sugar to the monkey's nose for some texture.

You can find a list of all the designers playing along today on the Lizzie Anne Blog ~ take a peek and don't forget to leave some love along the hop.

OCL Challenge #57: Emboss it!

Today for the OCL Challenge, it's time to EMBOSS!  Heat or dry ~ it's up to you.  I'm not too sure how "Clean & Simple" my project is today; however, I did emboss the kraft background with my Swiss dot embossing folder.  Then I paper pieced my flower and leaves using the Pretty Petals stamp set.  I must confess, I actually forgot about the clean and simple part of the challenge ~ oh well, I really like how it came out.

Try your hand at embossing today & see what you come up with.  THEN...add your link to the OCL Blog so we can ohhhhh & ahhhhh over your wonderful creation!

Stamps ~ Our Craft Lounge (Pretty Petals, Tweet Thang - sentiment)
Embossing Folder ~ Cuddlebug (Swiss Dots)
Ink ~ Palette (Burnt Umber)
Edge Punch ~ Martha Stewart
Twine ~ May Arts
Copics ~ E33, R81
Pattern Paper ~ Basic Grey

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Fun stuff from My Cute Stamps

Just have to share another cute project using a new set from My Cute Stamps called Elegant Birds.  I paired up the stamps with this pretty paper pack by Echo Park called Springtime.

And here's the inside of the card.

Kate has scads of new products so go take a look!

Supplies from i{heart}papers:
Stamps: My Cute Stamps (Elegant Birds)
Pattern Paper:
Echo Park (Springtime)
Ink: Palette (Noir)
Copics: E3, E35, E25, E27, Y15, Y38, Y32
Nestabilities: Eyelet Circle, Classic Circles
Sparkly Fluff: Coffee Bean Brown

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Whimsy & Stars Studio Birthday Turtle

Just a quick and cute little post today...
There is this adorable little birthday turtle image from Whimsy & Stars Studios that you can find FREE  HERE on Mabelle's blog.  Cute, Cute, Cute!!

Supplies Used:
Digi Image ~ Whimsy & Stars Studios
Copics ~ Y17; YR09; C1; B21,23, 24, 26; BG01, 02, 05; YG03, 05, 07, 09
Sparkly Fluff (Our Craft Lounge) ~ Blue-Berry; Sugar

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

IHP Challenge Day ... New Goodies!

Post #2 for today ~

Today is challenge day for the i{heart}papers design team.  Our challenge today was super fun because it was pretty much an "anything goes" challenge using fabulous new products in the store. 

I decided to make a scrapbook page using the new Echo Park paper pack called For the Record.  All of the embellishments I used are actually stickers that are included in the pack.  I also used a fantastic stamp set by Technique Tuesday called  Favorite Memories for the page title and top/bottom borders.  I am over-the-moon EXCITED about this fun page! 

I'm sure you'll want to check out the projects the other DT girls used ~ as well as everything on the NEW page in the store.  Don't forget to leave some love along the way.


Supplies from i{heart}papers:
Pattern Paper ~ Echo Park (For the Record)
Stamps ~ Technique Tuesday (Favorite Memories)
Ink ~ Palette (Noir)
Twine ~ Black Divine Twine

Preview: Lizzie Anne Spring Mix Club Set!

Today I have a great new Mix Club Set to show you from Lizzie Anne Designs called Follow Your Dreams  and the sentiment is from the Mix Club set called From the Heart.  It's such a beautiful set & now that it comes out quarterly, you'll have plenty of time to use all the great images!

More fun stuff from...
Rose Ann

Monday, March 14, 2011


Happy Monday Peeps!  I'm excited about today because... I'm going out to lunch with one of my BFF's ~ YIPPEEEE!  Yesterday was a great day of volleyball with my daughter's club team ~ they are the #1 team in their age group ~ YIPEEEEEE!    It's the beginning of a new week ~ YIPPPEEEEE!  So today it's a HAPPY EVERYTHING DAY!

My project used a new Lizzie Anne set called Wonderful World and I used a sentiment from last April's Mix Club set called It's Good to be Queen

Hope you have a HAPPY EVERYTHING day!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

My Sunshine Girl

Just wanted to share a page I made using one of my favorite subjects ~ my sweet girl!  She is such a bright spot in my life!  The papers and stickers are all from the Echo Park Springtime Collection Kit

I hope the sun is shining on you today!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Some Girly Stuff

Just a few quick Lizzie Anne cards to show you using the Dare to be Fabulous Sixlet set (left) and Tweens & Teens Little Bits set.    I thought this old paper in my stash by Doodlebug was cute with both of these girly images.

Have a great weekend!

Friday, March 11, 2011

OCL Challenge #56... BLING WEEK!

Bring on the BLING!

That's right ~ today the challenge at OCL is to use bling on your card ~ Sparkly Fluff, glitter, gems, etc.  I decided to use the new Circus, Circus set (one of my favorite sets) and added tons of  24-kt Gold Sparkly Fluff on my sweet little lion's mane.  If you click on the picture, you'll be able to see it a bit better.

Now it's your turn to play along.  Don't forget to add our direct link to the OCL Blog so you can win a fun prize!

Supplies from i{heart}papers:
Stamps ~ Our Craft Lounge (Circus, Circus)
Sparkly Fluff ~ Our Craft Lounge (24 kt Gold)
Ink ~ Palette (Noir)
Copics ~
(Y21, Y32, YG11, YG13, YR18, YR16, YR24, R27, Y35, R81, R83, C00, C1, C3)
Spica Glitter Pen (Clear)
Pattern Paper ~ Echo Park (All Boy)
Nestabilties ~ Circles & Big Scallop Circles
Ribbon ~ May Arts

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Let's Play Telephone...

I have some new stamps and papers in the house from Hero Arts (Just Saying Hi) & Echo Park (For the Record) that just begged to be played with this week.    These are some easy peasy cards because I used some of the pre-made journaling blocks that were included with the pattern paper & the solid images in the set didn't need to be colored.

Super cute and so simple ~ same stamp set and paper pack but a whole new look!

Supplies from i{heart}papers:
Stamps ~ Hero Arts (Just Saying Hi)
Pattern Paper ~ Echo Park (For the Record)
Ink ~ Palette (Noir)
Embossing Folder ~ Quickuts (Swirls)
Lace Trim ~ May Arts

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Molly's Cupcake by Whimsy and Stars Studio!

 Oh My Word ~ just wait until you see this new digi image from Mabelle R•O at Whimsy & Stars Studio ~ SHE IS SO CUTE!!!!  Her name is Molly and the image is called Molly's Cupcake.

The girls on the design team have been busy so you'll want to take a look and see what everyone came up with for this darling new image.  There is a list of everyone on the Whimsy & Stars Stuido Blog ~ don't forget to leave some love because Mabelle is offering some digi blog candy!

Supplies Used from i{heart}papers:
Digital Images ~ Whimsy & Stars Studio (Molly's Cupcake)
Sentiment ~ Our Craft Lounge (Say it with Flowers)
Copic Markers ~ R81, 83, 85, 30; RV34; BG10, 72; Y32, 35, 38, 21; E00, 50, 51, 25, 27; YG91, 93, 95
Pattern Paper ~ My Mind's Eye (Gertie Papers)
Ribbon ~ May Arts (Two Tone Textured Ribbon Rose)
Sparkly Fluff ~ Cotton Candy, Daiquiri Ice

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Lizzie Anne Sketch Challenge & an extra...

Happy Tuesday ~ Today I'm playing along with the Lizzie Anne Sketch Challenge.  The sketch can be found on the Lizzie Anne Blog.  I started out wanting to use this cute kite from the May 2010 Mix set (Dream Big) along with the Wonderful World set; however, my circle card turned out much too small for everything to fit.  Therefore, I made two cards because I really wanted to use this pattern paper by My Minds Eye (Good Day Sunshine) along with the images.

Here's a close up of my circle card for the LAD Sketch Challenge

And here's a better view of my 2nd card ~ I just love paper piecing!

So let's see what you can do!  Play along and post your creation to the LAD Facebook page so we can see!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Lucky Duck!

I wanted to share this adorable little duck with you today from the new Our Craft Lounge set called The Pond.   I absolutely adore this sweet little set by Debbie Corbari ~ she is so dang talented!  This is one of the store samples I made this month for OCL retailers.  The first time I saw this image, I couldn't wait to add Coffee Bean Brown Sparkly Fluff to the cat tails ~ PERFECT!

Have a Ducky Day!

Supplies from i{heart}papers:
Stamps ~ Our Craft Lounge (The Pond); 
Copic Markers ~ E31, E33, E25, E27, Y21, YG11, YG13, YG17, G20, B91, B93, B95, B97
Pattern Paper:  Echo Park (Little Boy); 
Ribbon: May Arts
Spica Glitter Pen: Clear, Apple Green

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Bright and Happy Birthday...

Here's a fun little tag card using the Funky Happy Birthday single from Lizzie Anne Designs.  Pattern paper from My Mind's Eye ~ Gertie and I LOVE IT!!!!

Just a short and sweet post today ~ it's the weekend & I'm not crafting at all this weekend.  I hit a wall on Friday and decided I need a few days off.   Enjoy your Sunday!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Lizzie Anne Trio

Here's a trio of cards using the set called Bonjour by Lizzie Anne Designs.  The pattern paper is from Crate Paper.

Have a great weekend!

Friday, March 4, 2011

OCL & IHP team up for Challenge #55!

This week the i{heart}papers designers are teaming up with the Our Craft Lounge designers for the OCL Challenge!  Woohooo!  Our challenge this week is to find an OCL card anywhere on the web & recreate it!

I decided to use THIS ADORABLE CARD from Lori Tecler.  She used the Jungle Love stamp set and I just LOVE what she did with it!

For my CASE (copy and share everything) card, I decided to use the very popular set called  Fairy Dust is a Must set & use Lori's layout on my card.  I also used some of the new Echo Park Paper from the Springtime Collection.  Make sure you go visit the i{heart}papers store today because Kate has all of the older OCL sets on a deep discount sale and she has several of the new sets from the latest release in stock too!

Once you complete your Challenge card, make sure you post your direct link on the OCL Blog for your chance to win a stamp set!

Here is a list of the i{heart}papers girls who are playing along today ~ don't forget to leave a little love for them.  Thanks for playing along today girls!!!!

Supplies Used:
Stamps ~ Our Craft Lounge (Fairy Dust is a Must)
Pattern Paper ~ Echo Park (Springtime Collection)
Ink ~ Palette
Copic Markers ~ R81, R83, R85, RV34, RV00, E50, E51, E00, E21, YR24, Y18, Y38, YG13, BG0000, BG02; Spica Glitter Pens (Clear, Pink)
Nestabilities ~ Scallop Circles, Classic Circles
Lace Ribbon ~ May Arts

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Same Layout...Different Set!

Whenever I need to create a card rather quickly, I look back at some of my favorite cards/layouts & use them with different papers and stamps.  It takes some of the thinking out so I can concentrate on picking papers & matching Copic colors to them.

For this fun mushroom card, I used the same layout from the Bundle of Joy card I showed you in my post  last Sunday.  I changed the set to use the Joy in Little Things set and this fun bright paper from Echo Park (All Boy).  Easy peasy & oh so fun!  {This post is a little bitty hint of what's coming tomorrow for the OCL Challenge...shhhh....}

So next time you're in a bind and need a card lickity-split ~ don't recreate the wheel...just CREATE!!!!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Lizzie Anne March Singles

Since we have started a new month, that means that Lizzie Anne Designs has come out with two more new Single stamps.  This month they are sentiment stamps & I decided to use it as the focus of the card.  The first stamp that I have a sample for is called Ageless and I used this week's LAD sketch for my project.  I also used the Timeless Textures Sixlet set for the lace border and some cute paper from October Afternoon.

My next sample uses the single simply called Hope.   I found this sweet bird in the Treasured Trinkets Mix Club set (September '10) & thought it looked perfect with this sentiment.

Check out the sketchbook over on the Lizzie Anne website and the Lizzie Anne Blog for lots of other great samples using the new singles.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Exciting News!

Hi Peeps ~
I have some exciting news to share today.  You may have noticed a new little something on my sidebar a few days ago. I'll fill you in now ~ I am now a guest designer for the next three months for Whimsy and Stars Studio.  These adorable digital images are drawn by the oh-so talented Mabelle Ramirez-Ortiz.

As I was picking out some images to play with, I instantly fell in LOVE with this wonderful cupcake in the Set of Two Sweet Cupcakes.  Is that the yummiest cupcake you've every seen?

Supplies Used:
Digital Images ~ Whimsy & Starts Studio (Set of two Sweet Cupcakes)
Copic markers ~ (YG11, YG13, YG17, E25, E27, E33, Y15, Y17, R81, R83, R85).
Sparkly Fluff ~ Our Craft Lounge (Rockin' Pink & Lemon Drop)

Pattern Paper ~ Imaginisce
Ribbon ~ May Arts
Gems ~ Kaiser Crafts
Nestabilities ~ Lacey Squares
Edge Punch ~ EK Success
Embossing Folder ~ Quickuts

Here is a list of all of the Guest Designers for the next three months ~ I'm sure we'll all have a BLAST!
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