Monday, March 18, 2013

"The Sweetest Thing" Card

Happy Monday friends.

Today is my day to post for the Pumpkin Spice Blog.

I created these cards using just 3 pieces of 6x6 paper. Sometimes when I'm creating a card, its much easier to make a second card right away because you already have the layout figured out! For these cards I cut two sheets at 4.25 inches. I used the scrap paper as the other cards layer. Flip flop - two cards done just as fast as one.

The stamps I used for these cards are from the same paper line. And I LOVE how the flowers stamp. Just amazing. And the sentiments are great!!


 My Mind's Eye - The Sweetest Thing - 6x6 “Honey” Paper Pad
MME : "The Sweetest Thing" Honey 6x6 paper pad
found here for $4.19

 My Mind's Eye - The Sweetest Thing - “Remember” Stamps
MME : "The Sweetest Thing" Remember stamp set
found here for $4.19

 My Mind's Eye - The Sweetest Thing - “Simply Lovely” Decorative
 MME : "The Sweetest Thing" Simply Lovely brads
found here for $4.19

This paper line is quickly becoming one of my favorites. I love the colors, so bright and modern! And the florals, honeycombs, and chevron patterns are beautiful.

Have a wonderful week everyone. And don't forget to participate in this weeks challenge...RAINBOW. Click here to link up your rainbow creation. 

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

"Portrait" Time card

Good day fellow crafters.

I'm sharing a card I made today using the Crate Paper "Portrait" collection. I bought this paper line ages ago from Shop Pumpkin Spice online craft store. I liked the paper so much I got the matching trim and sticker embellishments too. I just love being inspired by paper and making a quick card using everything from a paper line.

I'm using this card for the following challenges:

Pumpkin Spice Blog : Time (word or element that implies time)


Mojo Monday: sketch challenge

The sentiment I used on my card is from Papertrey Ink. Have a wonderful week everyone. 

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Make it Monday #106

This week's challenge at the Papertrey Ink blog is : two-toned flowers. The video tutorial shows how to take a simple flower stamp and stamp it with two colors of ink for a really neat effect.

Here is my take on the challenge.

I'm not much of a purple person, but I've wanted to create some cards recently for some purple people and I had no purple paper! Shocking right??
So I got the 
ink and cardstock. 

I set to work with my new "Cutting Garden" stamp set 
Cutting Garden Stamp  Set 
from the February release (and matching dies) along with my favorite 
Beautiful Butterflies Stamp Set 
"Beautiful Butterfly" stamp set.

This was a really fun color scheme to work with, including my favorite
for the two-toned leaves. 

Thanks for stopping by everyone. Have a great weekend.

Monday, March 4, 2013

"Cakewalk" Card Set

It's so wonderful to see you again crafty friends.

Today is my day to post on the Pumpkin Spice Blog. I am happy to share with you a set of cards I created using the October Afternoon "Cakewalk" 8x8 paper pad. The quality of this paper is just amazing. And I love how the papers are loose, so you can move them around to see how they go together.

When I started looking through these paper I immediately thought of my grandma. These papers are just her style; vintage with a hint of whimsy and pastel colors. So I decided to make her this set of cards. The die cuts are from "A Child's Year" Cricut cartridge. Each image reminds me of something I would have done at my grandma's house ages ago.

 Each of the cards measure 4x4.

 In these cards I used twine as an embellishment. 
All of the layers of paper are popped up with dimensional tape.
It looks really neat in person.

 Here I used enamel dots as my embellishments.
These die cuts really hit home. We would play dress-up and rocking horse all the time!!

And of course, my new obsession...
...making matching envelopes with everything.
Here I made kraft envelopes and used scraps of patterned paper on the edge.


 Cakewalk Paper Pad 8"X8
October Afternoon "Cakewalk" 8x8 paper pad
found here for $8.95

 Carta Bella Cardstock 12"x 12" Linen Natural White
Carta Bella linen cardstock
found here for $0.35

 Kraft - Bazzill 8 1/2 x 11 Cardstock
Bazzill Kraft cardstock
found here for $0.28

 We R Memory Envelope Punch Board
We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board
found here for $12.95

 Lemondrop - Golden Yellow & White Baker's Twine

 Caribbean - Teal & White Baker's Twine

 JUTE  3 Ply - over 9 yards
Twine and Jute Twine
found here

Spellbinders "Lacy Squares"
order via email from the catalog

 My Mind's Eye - The Sweetest Thing - “Reasons Why” Enamel Dots
My Mind's Eye "Enamel Dots"
found here for $2.79

A Child's Year Cricut cartridge
dimensional tape

Be sure to check out this week's challenge : green and 4 of something!! How fun is that!! Then just link your creation here to be eligible for some big prizes at the end of the month. And the prizes are awesome! I'm talking a whole paper line with embellishments awesome.Or a monthly order lottery winner! I would love having my shopping cart pay for itself.

Have a great week everyone!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

"Shop Pumpkin Spice" March Blog Hop

Happy Saturday and welcome to the March Shop Pumpkin Spice Blog Hop.

This month we are creating things for the challenge : use green and 4 of something. With St. Patrick's Day this month, the only thing I could think of was four leaf clovers!! I gathered all my green paper and embellishments and my Cricut and got to work. I created a door hanging for my front door! 

I used 4 squares for the wall hanging.
And 4 big clovers.
And 4 small clovers per square.
Oh, and 4 green brads.

 Luck of the Irish hat of course.

 I can say "Kiss Me I'm Irish" cause I am Irish!

And a pot of gold at the end of the door hanging.


Dots & Stripes Neapolitan Collection Paper Kit - Echo Park
Echo Park "Dots and Stripes" Neapolitan Collection
currently out of stock

 Echo Park - Season's Greetings - Green/Dark Red 12"x12" paper
 Echo Park - Season's Greetings - Poinsettias 12"x12" paper
 Echo Park - Season's Greetings - Teal/Dark Green 12"x12" paper
Echo Park "Season's Greeting" paper
found here for $0.55

 Carta Bella Cardstock 12"x 12" Linen Natural White

 Kraft - Bazzill 8 1/2 x 11 Cardstock
Linen and Kraft cardstock
found here for $0.28

 GINGER - “Adventure” Brads
My Mind's Eye "Indie Chic" brads
found here for $4.19

 My Mind's Eye - Life of the Party - “Be You” Twine
My Mind's Eye "Life of the Party" twine
found here for $2.09

 Echo Park Collection Kit 12"x 12" Dots & Stripes Candy Shoppe
My Mind's Eye "Dots and Stripes" Alphabet stickers
found here for $9.79 the kit

black cardstock
white pen
black pen
Cricut cartridge : Paper Doll Dress Up

Blog Hop Order:
Cheryl (Shestamps):

Now off to see what my dear friend June has created.

Be sure to participate in the challenge at the Pumpkin Spice Blog. And purchase all of your crafting needs at the Shop Pumpkin Spice Store.