Tuesday, March 31, 2009

It's a Beautiful Day!

What a beautiful day we are having here in San Diego. The weather is perfect, the sun is shining, and not a cloud in the sky. Today I took my older daughter who is 2 1/2 outside to play. She loves playing with water, so I just brought out a couple of Tupperware containers and some plastic cups, filled them up with water, and she had such a blast. It's amazing how easily children can be entertained. She was putting her baby doll in the water and pretending to give her a bath....so cute! Then she decided to start digging into out tomato garden, so I thought it was time to come in then. =)

Speaking of tomato garden, this weekend we planted some tomatoes and habanero peppers. We love having fresh tomatoes to eat during the summer! Can't wait to start seeing them grow!

So for my card today....I made this last night for my aunt. It's her birthday this weekend and we are going over there for a b-b-q.

Hope you're all having a wonderful day!



Paper - Spring Moss, New Leaf, Hibiscus Burst (Papertrey Ink)

Ink - VersaMark

Stamps - Fresh Alphabet (Papertrey Ink)

Other - Giga Scalloped Square Punch (Marvy Uchida), Butterfly Punch (Martha Stewart), Rhinestones (Michael's), New Leaf Bitty Dot Ribbon (Papertrey Ink)

Sunday, March 29, 2009

2nd post for the day!

Wow...I am on a roll! I made both of these cards last night and just needed to get some good lighting to post the pictures of them. I'm still trying to figure out the best way to photograph my cards...any suggestions????
Anyways....so this card I used a sketch from http://tayloredexpressions.blogspot.com/ for her Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge #61. This one was pretty simple to do...no coloring or anything. But I think it came out really nice. I love the teal and purple combo. Something I've never used before but will definitely use again!


Paper - Lavender Moon, Plum Pudding, Aqua Mist, Stamper's Select White, Bitty Dot Basics patterned paper (Papertrey Ink).

Ink - Plum Pudding (Papertrey Ink)

Stamps - Fresh Alphabet (Papertrey Ink)

Other - Rhinestones (Hero Art), Flower and Button (Making Memories)


This weekend has been gorgeous here in San Diego. Yesterday we took the girl's to the pool and today we went down to the beach and played in the park. Our older daughter has so much energy. She loves being outside! I'm hoping the nice weather is here to stay, although living in San Diego, the weather is always nice. =)

Now...onto my card for today.

Isn't this girl just adorable! She is so fun to color in. For this card I used a sketch from iheart2stamp.com's "Sketch For You To Try". Hope you like the card and are enjoying your weekend!


{Wonderful Supplies}

Paper - Lemon Tart, stamper's select white (Papertrey Ink), blush pink (I think it's from Michael's) Cosmo Cricket Honey Pie patterned paper

Ink - Brilliance graphite black

Stamps - Wonderland ( The Greeting Farm)

Other - Cosmo Cricket Honey Pie die-cut butterfly, brad (Basic Grey), rhinestones (Michael's), Prismacolor pencils, and Gamsol

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge 2

I am so excited that one of my favorite bloggers and my biggest inspiration, Dawn McVey, has decided to start her own challenges. The colors for this week were one of my all time favorite color combos, Teal, Celery Green, and Brown! I had such a fun time making this card. Hope you enjoy it!



Paper - dark chocolate, aqua mist, stamper's select white (Papertrey Ink), Basic Grey Urban Prairie patterned paper
Ink - brilliance graphite black, spring moss (Papertrey Ink)

Stamps - Remember (Papertrey Ink)

Other - Prismacolor colored pencils, Gamsol, and ribbon (Michael's)

Friday, March 27, 2009

Gifts of Spring

I decided to use the sketch from last Saturday's "Sketch For You To Try" compliments of the lovely Jen del Muro over at http://iheart2stamp.com/ . This is my first contribution to any sketch challange and I was kind of nervous, hoping that it would be good enough. =)

I would love some comments from people letting me know what they think! Thanks in advance.

{Gifts of Spring Supplies}

Paper - Ocean Tides, Friends 'til The End patterned paper, stampers select white (Papertrey Ink), pink paper (I think it's Martha Stewart)

Ink - Burnt Umber, Berry Sorbet (Papertrey Ink), Brilliance Graphite Black

Stamps - Out on a Limb (revised), and Mailbox Greetings (Papertrey Ink)

Other - Brads (Basic Grey), Rhinestones, Flower and Button (Making Memories)

More cards!

Here are some more cards I have recently done!

Aren't these two girl's so cute!!!
I made this card for my sister, don't tell her....I haven't sent it to her yet. =)

Isn't that coffee cup so cute! And I just love love love the font!
It's the Fresh Alphabet set from Papertrey Ink.

{ Sister Card Supplies}
Paper - Spring Moss, Pure Poppy (Papertrey Ink), and Amy Butler ( K & Company) patterned paper.
Other - Amy Butler Die-Cut Cardstock
{What's Brewing Supplies}
Paper - Bitty Dot Basics patterned paper, stamper's select white, and Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink).
Ink - Brilliance Black Graphite
Stamps - To go cup (A Muse), Fresh Alphabet (Papertrey Ink)
Other - Pure Poppy twill ribbon (Papertrey Ink), rhinestone (Hero Art)

Welcome to my blog!!!

So this whole blogging thing is new to me. My hubby convinced me to start my own blog since I spend most of my time looking at other peoples blogs..ha ha. The main reason for me starting this blog is to post pictures of cards that I have made and hopefully inspire other people. Card making has become a real passion for me and I owe that in part to some of the many blogs that I frequently visit...as in like 10 times a day! =) So take a look at my cards, make comments if you like them, tell me about your day, whatever!

So this first card that I am posting is one I made for a friend who's dad recently passed away. I had already sent her a sympathy card but wanted to send her something cheery and bright!
What do you think?
{Hello Friend Supplies}
Paper - Hibiscus Burst, Spring Rain, Friends 'til the End patterned paper, Bitty Dot Basics patterned paper, stamper's select white (Papertrey Ink).
Ink - Hibiscus Burst, New Leaf (Papertrey Ink), Brilliance Graphite Black.
Stamps - Birds of a Feather and Mailbox Greetings (Papertrey Ink).
Other - Hibiscus Burst vintage buttons (Papertrey Ink), hemp twine, and copic markers.

Happy Stamping!