Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Chicks Galore (cheep cheep)

I saw samples of this chick template on Lauren Meader's blog and had to have it.  This became my Easter project this year and I even taught the Hui O' Wahine women's club how to make it.  I used 8" x 4-1/4" x 2-3/8" colored bags and cut the height down to 4-1/2".  I added a handle using Martha Stewart's Deep Edger Doily Lace punch and affixed it with brads.  The yellow feathers really added a nice finish to this project.  This chick's face is so cute, I just want to squeeze its cheeks!!

To get this template go to this link.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Easter Table Decoration

Can you tell, I just love these Sweet November bunnies?  I used this digi again and took it up to about 3-1/2".  I made the egg holder by snipping green cardstock, like you might do for grass.  Then I just coiled it to fit the plastic egg, stapled it together and covered the staple by putting the bunny cutout over it with pop-up dots.  Easy peasy!  Once you fill the egg with goodies it weighs down the holder nicely.  This would make cute table decorations at each place setting.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Friday, March 26, 2010

It's Prince Charming

I been wanting to pair up the new Martha Stewart Iron Gate Border punch and this prince charming stamp for weeks now and finally got to making this card.   The prince and the frog are part of Hero Arts new Prince Charming cute!  I haven't done a sidewalk in a while so I'm a little rusty, but I learned how to do this on Lauren Meader's blog.  She does a good tutorial on this and also on coloring grass.  You can go to this link and check out her Copic Part 2 video.


  • Stamps: Prince, frog & Prince Charming sentiment-Hero Arts "Prince Charming" set, Happy Birthday-Hero Arts 
  • Punch: MS Iron Gate Border
  • Copics
  • Rhinestones
  • Cardstock: Bazzil

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Mojo Monday Challenge 131 (Easter Bunnies)

We were challenged with a long card sketch for this week's Mojo Monday challenge.  It was so fun creating this with the cc Designs Hansel image and the Sweet November bunnies.  I used digi images for this project and one of the upsides to using digis is you can size them however you want and you can flip them to make mirror images (not to mention they're also less expensive).  I loved that I could size Hansel to sit on the scalloped oval and make the Sweet November bunnies small to fit the yellow panels.  Aren't they precious?


  • Stamps:  Hansel Swiss Pixies-cc Designs, Bunnies-Sweet November Baby Bunny Egg and Sweet November Baby Bunny Chick, Eggs-Stampendous "egglet border", Easter Wishes-Sweet November Spring Elves set
  • DP:  Don't know where this paper is from
  • Copics
  • Punch: MS grass border, SU horizontal slot
  • Spellbinders: petite scalloped ovals large
  • Ribbon
  • Cardstock: Bazzil

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A Bouquet of Daisies

This Greeting Farm Anya from the Miss Anya Love set is so sweet with her bouquet of daisies.  I had the perfect DP to coordinate with this image and it was the inspiration for Anya's blue dress.

Also have to mention that the sentiment is from SU's "Thank You Kindly" set.  I use this set way more than I thought I would and there's four really useful thank you stamps.  And the cool thing is, this is one of the sets offered for FREE until March 31 if you place a $50 order.


  • Stamps: Greeting Farm-"Miss Anya Love" set, Thanks - SU "thank you kindly"
  • DP:  I don't know the company this is from
  • Spellbinders: Long Classic Rectangle Large, Long Scalloped Rectangle Large
  • Copics
  • Cardstock: Bazzil, Bo Bunny
  • Ribbon
  • Stickles: Crystal

Monday, March 22, 2010

Sympathy Card

I always think I should make sympathy cards ahead of time so I have them on hand when they're needed.  But once again, I hadn't made any ahead of time and had to make this at the last minute.  It did however, give me a chance to use this tree stamp from SU's "thoughts and prayers" set.  Something about this tree is so calming and beautiful.  I was tempted to add more embellishments to the card, but in the end decided to keep it simple.


  • Stamps: Tree and Sentiment - SU "thoughts and prayers"
  • Punch: MS grass border punch, SU oval punch, SU scalloped oval punch
  • Cardstock: Paper Source, Bazzil
  • Ribbon
  • Ink: SU Chocolate Chip
  • Flowers
  • Stickles: Crystal

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Simple Tags

I'm alive and I got my mojo back.  First, I was fighting a cold which I know was due to lack of sleep.  I was working on so many things and sleeping really late so it all caught up with me.  Then I had some things around the house to tend to and I had a couple of project deadlines (which I'll share with you soon).     

In the meantime, I had a birthday gift and baby gift to mail out this week and these were some tags I whipped up.  

I'm just loving this Hero Arts "Butterfly Cling Set (3)" more and more.  And the cute little bundle of joy is a new stamp from Pink Gem Designs.  Isn't he just adorable!  I probably should have made a tag with ducks to match the wrapping paper, but I really wanted to use this Pink Gem stamp.

Butterfly Tag:
  • Stamps: Butterfly - Hero Arts "Butterfly Cling (3)", Flourish - Hero Arts "Heart Flourish", Thinking of You - Hero Arts "Message Bubbles"
  • Ink: Versa Color Peony, SU Chocolate Chip
  • Cardstock: Bazzil
  • Corner Rounder Punch
  • Copics
  • Stickles: Crystal
  • SU Horizontal Slot Punch
Baby Tag:
  • Stamp: Baby - Pink Gem Designs "Oh Boy"
  • Copics
  • Cardstock: Bazzil
  • Spellbinders: Scalloped Rectangle
  • SU Horizontal Slot Punch
  • Corner Rounder Punch

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Sweet Emma

I fell in love with this stamp as soon as I inked it up and colored it.  This is Emma and she is an Elizabeth Bell design that is sold exclusively by Susana's Custom Art & Card Design.  Isn't she sweet?  I loved this stamp so much that I went back for more.  And I was impressed with Susana'a great customer service - she ships quickly and she always includes a small bag of freebies as a token of her appreciation.

I experimented with reds and blues for this card and to my surprise  had fun working with these colors.


  • Stamps:  Emma-Elizabeth Bell design
  • DP: SU Designer Series Paper 
  • Cardstock:  Blue-Bo Bunny polka dots, white
  • Copics
  • Heart Brads
  • Flowers: from Shirokiya craft department
  • Prima Leaves

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

ATS Challenge #20 (Spring Is In the Air)

This weeks ATS challenge is to use dots and stripes and I couldn't wait to use Sweet November's "butterfly bunny."  Such a sweet image.   For the challenge, I used SU's Good Morning Sunshine DP (yellow polka dots) and I don't know if you can see it, but the Bo Bunny orange cardstock behind the "happy spring" sentiment has some polka dots, too.  My green and orange ribbon has stripes and I also tried to create stripes by weaving different ribbons.

  • Stamps: Bunny-Sweet November "Butterfly Bunny", Sentiment-Sweet November Spring Elves set, Butterflies-Hero Arts various sets
  • Copics
  • Spellbinders: Labels Nine
  • Punches: Marvy 1-1/2" circle, SU scalloped circle
  • Ribbons
  • Stickles
  • Cardstock: Bazzil, Bo Bunny
  • DP: SU's Good Morning Sunshine

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Mojo Monday Challenge 128 (Sweet Cupcake)

I felt like cupcakes so I used the new DP from My Mind's Eye and combined it with Hero Arts classic cupcake stamps set.    I just love these new papers and all the color combinations.  Thanks for stopping by.
Check out the other Mojo Monday designs by going HERE.

Feeling a Little Blue (and green)

I tried the peek-a-boo card and I have to say, if you like things precise, it's harder to master than you'd think. And I added a couple twists of my own that made it even more complicated. I can't even tell you how many pieces of paper I cut up to figure this out. But the fun thing that came out of practicing and practicing was trying different color combinations. I figured if I was going to keep cutting paper to figure this out, why not try different color combinations at the same time. This blue and green combo ended up being one of my favorites so I finished the card using some stamps, punches and stickers. I don't use stickers often, but I should experiment with them more. They were fun to play with. The circle border on the cover and the flowers on the inside are stickers. And I just love the new SU bird punch with the branch.  

So next time you make a card, try a color combination you wouldn't normally use and try different elements (i.e. stickers) to create your card.


  • Stamps: Bird - SU "Cheep Talk, Friends Always - Hero Arts "Happy Day Animals"
  • DP: Polka Dots - SU "Good Morning Sunshine"
  • Punch: SU "XL Two-Step Bird"
  • Cardstock: SU Pacific Point (blue), Bazzil (green)
  • Stickers: SU "Petal Party Kit
  • Rhinestones
  • 1-1/2" Circle Punch
  • Spellbinders Scalloped Circle

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Lovely Notes

I made this box and notecards as a birthday gift for one of my aunties.  Sorry the photos aren't the best, but it's the best I could get at 1a.m.  You can't see the sides of the box cover, but I used a scalloped border punch for the edges.    The instructions for this box are here.  I just adjusted the size to 3" x 5" x 1-1/2".  I cut 50 white cardstock to fit the box and stamped flowers and birds on them using SU's "Live Your Own Dream" set.  The tag was made using SU's "Lovely Letters Alphabet".  I love this set whenever I want something to have a personalized monogram look.  I'm not sure where the DP is from, but I finally used it.  The only thing I'd do differently next time is to make the box shorter (maybe 1" high) because I filled it with 50 notecards and it was only about a third full.  YIKES!  What I ended up doing was stuffing some tissue paper under the notecards as filler.  

Have a great weekend!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Just Saying Hello

Happy Monday!  Today's card features Hero Arts' Mi Casa and Sweet Wonderful You stamp sets.  I paper pieced the house and you can't really tell, but I cut out each of the windows and the door.  I tore paper to create the walkway and used Vintage Photo Distress Ink to sponge the edges and "dirty up" the paper and make it look a little more worn.  I'm just starting to experiment with the Distress Inks and so far, they're great!  Thanks for stopping by.


  • Stamps:  Hero Arts Mi Casa set, Hero Arts Sweet Wonderful You set
  • DP: Driveway-Basic Arts "hot stone", House-Imaginisce "lucy bird"
  • Copics
  • Cardstock: kraft
  • Flowers
  • Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Vintage Photo