Sunday, March 28, 2010


Here i {brandi's card} that I cased this week. I took her card and changed the colors and stamp set, ribbon placement. I started with a white base, added some pink designer paper (My Minds Eye). I corner rounded the top and bottom on the card. I used a small scrap of real red, scalloped edge punch and tucked it behind some more MME designer paper (also corner rounded on one side). I decided that the designer paper really was enough for the top of the card. I loved the doodled edge, but wanted the sentiment, so stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from Springtime Doodles (Papertrey Ink) and doodled around the whole card with a chocolate chip marker. I added a strip of ribbon with a button and some rustic thread (also from Papertrey Ink). The card (for Sophie's friend Sara) -- was a fun little card to make. Thanks for the inspiration Brandi!

Stamps: Springtime Doodles Stamp {Papertrey Ink}
Misc: ribbon, thread, button, scalloped edge punch, corner rounder
Paper: designer paper {my minds eye}, real red, white
Ink: dark chocolate ink, chocolate chip marker

Monday, March 22, 2010

Springtime Doodles Scrapbook

Let me preface this by saying that I don't scrapbook enough....I love putting these special books together - and for this historic occasion (Victoria's teacher is having a baby) - some of the moms wanted to do something extra special from the students in the class. Victoria really LOVES her teacher and I adore her too!

I grabbed an 8x8 cloth bound scrapbook that was a cross between a moss and celery color. I used a blue & green color scheme throughout the book, but wanted to do a little something special to the cover, and since it was so plain, I decided to create a fun cover! I took a piece of rustic cream cardstock and stamped the dandilion from {Springtime Doodles} in celery and bashful blue ink . I placed a button on the center of each flower. I created the sentiment (which I saw on Nichole's blog) on my computer because for some reason, I do not have that stamp set that Nichole used (YET). I stamped the bee, colored it with copics and then adhered it to the main sentiment layer. I faux stitched the sentiment layer too. Finally I sponged the edge of the paper with ink.

I used this fun sentiment for the inside of the scrapbook. Very simple way to personalize your scrapbook!

Here is Victoria's page. I asked each parent to give me a current and baby photograph of their child for the book. I also gave everyone a piece of 3x5 cardstock for them to write advice to the teacher. They could also write advice to the 18 month old son of the teacher about being a big brother. The responses were precious!

I used the ladybug from Springtime Doodles to embellish the page, along with some buttons and ribbon. The Cutie sentiment is from another Papertrey set {baby button bits}. I used both sets throughout the scrapbook.

Here is a close up of Victoria's advice to her teacher (and her husband/aka Johnnycakes). Of course Victoria wants to be sure that Noah does NOT feed his baby raisins (like Karen did to her when she was just a baby) -- check the diaper often! :) and the most important -- SLEEP! Smart girl!

stamps: {springtime doodles, baby button bits} Papertrey Ink
paper: celery, designer paper, rustic cream, bashful blue
ink: black, copics
misc: buttons, ribbon, dimensionals

Saturday, March 20, 2010

FS163: Mutnik

I don't even know *what* a Mutnik is -- but I do know that Cathy can stamp....doodle & tell a story! She has a great gallery, so I can hardly do it justice! I created a fun card with my new {Springtime Doodles} stamp set from Papertrey Ink. I based it on Cathy's card {Smootchie, Smootchie}. I changed a few things - changed the stamp set, altered the colors (slightly) and changed the shape of the main image. I loved the colors on Cathy's card, but removed the black layer and changed my color scheme to hibiscus and orange zest. YUM! So card is a layer of white, layer of hibiscus, then the orange zest (embossed with the swiss dots folder). I stamped some white flowers from the set on the hibiscus layer with the white snow ink and did some dtp on the edges. The main image is a trifecta of flowers colored with copics. The smallest flower is stamped twice and then colored with copics, layered with a dimensional. An orange gem is in the middle of the small flower, a brown gem in the large one. The bird is also layered with a dimensional, trimmed, edged with some spring rain ink and placed on the flower. The sentiment is stamped with hibiscus and orange zest ink, punched out with the word window punch. Edges of the main image also sponged with spring rain ink. Some PTI hibiscus ribbon is the final step in the card.

Stamps: {Springtime Doodles}
paper: hibiscus, white, orange zest
ink: black, hibiscus, orange zest, spring rain, white
misc: swiss dots cuttlebug embossing folder, ribbon (PTI), dimensionals, nestabilities, gems (PTI), ww punch

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day

I created several St. Patrick's Day samples for the OCL blog last week and thought I would share them here!

Using the sentiment from {Shamrock blessings} and the horseshoes from {kiss me, I’m green}, I created this cute square card. I used some Copic markers to make the horseshoes appear metallic — finishing them with Spica gel pens. I used a Prima flower cut apart and put three petals together with a hand drawn stem. I placed a button in the center of the ‘Prima’ shamrock. The sentiment is mounted on green paper and outlined with a fine tip black gel pen. I mounted the sentiment on dimensionals. I added some green May Arts ribbon to give it a little pop! The black and white Die Cuts with a View paper really compliments the green in the card.

I created this card using the {hearts & hugs} stamp set. I stamped the three hearts from the set on River rRock paper and added the stem to create a shamrock. I added a button to the center of it and cut out the main image with an oval punch. I mounted it on a black scalloped oval punch. The main base of the card is Wasabi paper which I stamped with some Wasabi ink using the Happy from {Big Birthday Wishes} set. I took some fun striped ribbon and sewed it across the bottom of the card. I created the sentiment with a fun foam shamrock that I heated up with my heat tool, then ran it threw the Cuttlebugs Swiss Dots folder. I sponged the edge of the shamrock and placed a gem in the center of it, then put it between the words HAPPY and DAY. Hope you enjoyed this St. Patrick’s day card which I created with a Valentine and a Birthday set! :)

This is a super fun card that I made for my Spotlight Set of the Week. This one using the {Shamrock Blessings} stamp set. I used the Swiss Dots folder on the green galore card base. I took some black paper and used the Martha Stewart edge punch to create the mounted frame. The main image was stamped with black ink on white paper. I used Copic markers to create the green gradient background, starting with the lightest color and slowly adding some deeper colors on the bottom and drawing them back up with the lighter colors. I used a little Sakura Stardust on the shamrocks and a fun shamrock button I found in my button stash! Hope you enjoyed this fun card!

This card is a river rock cardstock base with some black accents. The sentiment is stamped with black ink on white cardstock, mounted on black cardstock, then the shamrocks around the sentiment are accented with copic markers. The main image is also stamped in black ink on white cardstock and accented with copic markers and some gold glitter on the coins. The main image is punched with a square punch, then mounted on black cardstock which is also punched with the scalloped square punch. Some fun green checked may arts ribbon completes the design. The stamps are from the set Kiss me, I’m Green!

All Stamps from Our Craft Lounge -- supplies listed above.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Sneak Peek: Springtime Doodles baby bird

Quick post to show you how to make the bird. You use the tear drop -- add the tail and the eyes/beak and SHAAAZAMMMMM! A bird. I made this card for Victoria's teacher! What do you think?

Clean layout -- used lots of my PTI buttons, but this is a local hand delivery, so I didn't have to worry about extra postage {wink}

paper: kraft, moss, spring rain, white (PTI)
stamps: Springtime Doodles {Papertrey ink}, Mega Mixed Messages
ink: black, moss, copics
punches, PTI dies, ribbon, dimensionals, buttons (PTI)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

FS162: Mommylvs2stamp

This week's FS is Kristen, aka Mommylvs2stamp!

My card is based on Kristen's Happy Birthday cupcakes card. I kept the same layout and color scheme, but changed it to another stamp set {Springtime Doodles} and changed up the ribbon a touch.

I used some white snow ink and stamped the dandelion image on the lemon card stock. I stamped the images on white cardstock, punched them out and colored with copics. Instead of using the same stitched ribbon in two colors like Kristen, I used one polka dot ribbon and one stitched ribbon. Instead of stapling the ribbon, I created folded tabs and adhered them with brads. I added some bling to the mushroom. Stamped images are mounted on scalloped summer sun cardstock. Each image is mounted on a dimensional. Edges of both yellow layers are rounded and the summer sun layer has white snow direct to paper on the edge. I used some spica gel pens on the ladybug and the snail.

stamps: Springtime Doodles {Papertrey Ink}
paper: white, summer sun, lemon tart
ink: black, copics
misc: papertrey gems, circle punch, scalloped circle punch, dimensionals, corner rounder, brads, ribbon

Friday, March 12, 2010

Sneak Peek: Springtime Doodles Welcome to the neighborhood

So what do you think of the set? I have played with a few of the stamps - Nichole and Lisa Johnson also played with some of the stamps - and there are a few that are still a secret!

I created this card with a FUN color combo: {lavendar moon friends till the end designer paper}, some spring rain and some spring moss. The spring moss was scallop edge punched, then dry pressure embossed with swiss dots folder. The flower was stamped on spring rain, edged with some copic markers, then layered on dimensionals. I stamped the bee on lemon tart and then colored it in with copic markers, adding some stickles to the wings.

The sentiment is stamped with black soot ink on spring rain, trimmed and mounted on the lavender moon designer paper. I used a papertrey button in the center of the flower! So cute - and fun!

Stamps: Springtime Doodles {Papertrey Ink}
paper: spring rain, spring moss, lemon tart, lavendar moon friends till the end designer paper
ink: black, copics
misc: ribbon, swiss dots, button, scalloped edge punch, dimensionals

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Sneak Peek: Springtime Doodles thinking of you

Are we having fun? I know I am! I love playing with new stamps, especially Papertrey Ink ones. PINCH ME! This is a super fun and easy design. I started with the raspberry fizz base with some bitty dot basics in the dark chocolate color. Mmmmmm - chocolate covered raspberries! I scalloped the edge of the designer paper, then added some raspberry ribbon. A simple circle punched main image....

I added the dragonfly, then stamped it again on another piece of paper, colored it with copics, trimmed it nicely and added the wings to the main image. I added some dots of stickles to the wings and the body of the dragonfly.

Sentiment was stamped with the dark chocolate ink and I placed two chocolate colored brads on either side of the sentiment.

The ribbon was really simple to make. I took the raspberry stitched ribbon and wrapped it around the card, adhering it with mono. I took another piece of ribbon, made a circle, pinched the center together with a piece of mono, then wrapped a final piece of the ribbon around the center to create the bow. I adhered the bow with a simple glue dot.

Perfectly simple! Be sure to swing by Dawn, Becky, Pine, and Melissa's blogs to see what they are doing with their new sets. And of course check out my BFF's Blog -- Nichole has so much eye candy this month - we are all gonna be on PTI SUGAR overload!

stamps: Springtime Doodles {Papertrey Ink}
paper: raspberry fizz,
ink: dark chocolate, black
misc: copics, stickles, glue dot, ribbon (raspberry fizz), scalloped edge punch

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Sneak Peek: Springtime Doodles Happy Birthday

Here is a quick card I made with the new Springtime Doodles stamp set, which will be released on March 15. It was a simple white square card (4.25 inch) with a piece of Spring Rain paper, punched with a scalloped edge punch. I wrapped some gingham papertrey ink paper around the image, stamped the sentiment in the bottom corner. The Butterfly is SO fun to color -- endless color possibilities! I added some bling to the wings with stickles. There is a scored line on the bottom of the card, easily created with my scor-pal!
Check out Nichole's blog for more sneak peeks from the March release. Be sure to swing by Dawn, Becky, Pine, and Melissa's blogs to see what they are up to with their new sets!

stamps: Springtime Doodles {Papertrey Ink}
ink: black, copics
paper: white, spring rain {Papertrey Ink}
misc: stickles, scalloped edge punch (SU!), ribbon (spring rain gingham)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Sneak Peek: Springtime Doodles Hello friend

Here is the first sneak peek which I created with my new set from the FreckledANDfun line at Papertrey Ink. I used kraft paper to create the card base. The designer paper is the pure poppy from the {bitty dot collection}. It is scalloped edge punched on the bottom. A layer of papertrey true black, kraft, then papertrey white was used for the main image. The ladybugs were stamped with black soot ink, colored with copics. It was easy to line up the sentiment on each side of the middle ladybug -- that is the bonus of clear stamps. The other two ladybugs were placed on the outside of the sentiments.

I used some pure poppy ribbon and a true black PTI button with the rustic twine tied in a bow.

All supplies from Papertrey Ink, unless otherwise noted
stamp set: {Springtime Doodles} Papertrey Ink
paper: Kraft, true black, white, designer paper {bitty dot collection}
ink: black soot, copics
misc: pure poppy ribbon, true black button, rustic twine, scalloped edge punch (SU!)

Papertrey Ink Sneak Peek # 5

I am so very excited about my latest stamp set in the FreckledANDfun line, available at Papertrey Ink. This set is unline any other in the Papertrey family, but I think with the images and sentiments, you will find that it is going to be one you will reach for many times over! It will be especially fun for coloring with those copic markers!

The official Countdown posts start on the 10th -- I cannot WAIT to see all that the design team has been working in their craft spaces this month -- and this set, along with a bunch of others will be for sale at Papertrey Ink on the 15th.

I am thrilled to finally see the design team countdown projects! I will have mine here too! In the meantime, watch Nichole's blog for more sneak peeks each day.

I hope the little bee is buzzing by is a fun hint of the fun doodle-icius style that this set will offer! I have already created some fun items with my new PTI set -- and I cannot wait to show them to you! Stay tuned this week for more and don't forget to check out the goodies Nichole has on her blog.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

FS161: Vera

This week's featured stamper is Vera.

I loved her {true friend} card and had to make a birthday card for my God daughter, Meg.

Meg is a girly girl! She needs the pinks and the flowers -- so I used a wonderful Our Craft Lounge set to create this card. White base with pretty in pink (embossed with swiss dots) on the top, a strip of some Abbey Road papers on the bottom. The floral is scallop edge punched. The sentiment from {Big Birthday Wishes} in black on the green designer paper. The may arts ribbon compliments the green paper nicely! A smidge of caribbean under the pink circles picks up the hint of caribbean in the designer paper. I used the flower from {Say it Big} in black ink on pretty in pink paper. I used some copic markers on the flowers. In the center of each flower, I placed a hero arts pink gem. The three flower circles are raised on dimesionals.

Happy Birthday Meg!

Stamps: Our Craft Lounge {Say it Big} {Big Birthday Wishes}
Paper: pretty in pink, white, abbey road designer paper, caribbean
ink: black, copics
misc: hero arts gems (pink), dimensionals, punches (circle and scalloped edge), may arts ribbon, cuttlebug (swiss dots)


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