Saturday, October 15, 2011

Inky Antics HoneyPop

 Lately I have been trying out new new stamp company's and products. I love the Honeycomb paper from Inky Antics! The little stamp sets that go with it are so cute! This one is called Cupcake Birdy. I paired it with some cute MME paper Stella Rose collection, Hazel, and just a grey solid paper from PTI. I also used MFT dies. Colored with Copic Markers.

The cupcake inside should have been a little lower but now I know how to place it in the future. Just so fun! They had some christmas trees you can use with the honeycomb paper too. I am thinking I need to get that too.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Austin Shoebox Swap 2011

I went to the annual Austin Shoebox swap last weekend and this is the card I made. If you have never been to a swap, I would like to recommend them. We had around 30 people attend this year at The Lone Star Retreat Center in Georgetown Texas. Basically you each bring supplies for everyone to make your card and you get to go home with 30 original cards that you stamp while you are there. I have met some wonderful friends through the years at these swaps. Great fun!

Stamps: Inky Antics Birthday Elephant HoneyPop set
Inks: Momento Black, Copic markers
Accessories: MFT banner die, Amuse bling, Spellbinders label die, Inky Antic Honeycomb paper
Paper: PTI white, PTI Dotty Biscotti , PTI kraft

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Channeling Penny Black

Felt like getting inky today and trying a different style. It needs work but was fun making these. More stampy than scrappy for a change.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Salute to You

This is my second card using the MFT weekly sketch. I tried to stay truer to the actual sketch this time. I forced myself to use this Basic Grey paper I bought months ago, it's called Lauderdale. It is extremely bright paper and way out of my comfort zone. I basically went through the pack and found the least crazy patterns I was willing to try. Now I like It! I hope you do too.

First Class

I just received an awesome package from my friend Jody for my birthday. I got new goodies from MFT! Started stamping right away I was just so excited! I think this one is for my grandmother for her birthday next month.
Stamps: MFT First Class Friend
Paper: MME Lost & Found Blush, PTI white and cocoa.
Inks: SU kraft Chocolate chip, SU Rose Red
MFT Dies, Ribbon May Art, Paper Stuio brads

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

This is probably the cutest PI ever LOL. Not really , but she is darn cute! I freckled her nose with a SU cocoa marker. MFT rosette die was giving me trouble staying stuck down but I think I finally got it secured with a sticky large glue dot. Also used the MFT well worn words dies. October Afternoon Fly a Kite papers. Colored with copic markers.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Color my world

Another weekly sketch card for MfT.
Paper: MME everyday flair, PTI white
Stamps: MFT Color my world
Colored with copics
MFT daisy flower die

Monday, September 12, 2011

Happy thoughts

Been doing a little stamping lately. Love all my new dies and stamps and toys. This is a sketch by MFT.

Paper: PTI white, MME Everyday Flair
Stamps: MFT PI Fly a Kite
Inks, Memento, Copic markers
Accessories: MFT dies,Paper studio doily ribbon, MFT felt

Sunday, August 21, 2011


Love this cute A'la mode stamp from MFT. It is youthful and fun. Basic Grey Out of Print paper and a prima crocheted flower add a fun touch. Colored with copics. May arts ribbon for an accent.

Friday, August 19, 2011

For my Daddy

Happy birthday daddy! MFT sketch 32. Papers from Basic Grey Oxford collection. Just the Ticket stamp and die set from MFT. Other die from MFT too. BTW, nearly impossible to cut that die without tearing it, it's just so delicate. Luckily my dad is not a stamper and won't notice the repairs.

A special Birthday

I am a little late with my August cards but I m trying to catch up now. I lost my mojo for a couple weeks and had trouble finding it again. Using an ols sketch helps. Papers from MME , MFT dies, Prima embellishment

Friday, August 05, 2011

LIl' One-sie shaped card

Lookie! I figured out how to use my Cricut to make a shaped card finally! It only took me 2 hours LOL. I downloaded the template from My Time, Made Easy-Lauren Meader's store. I also used a embossing plate from Provocraft in my cuttlebug. I used lots of tools to make these, but I like how they turned out.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Father's day round up

 This is the first one I made using MFT First Place Award set and dies. Paper is from October Afternoon.

 This second card is using this weeks sketch challenge from MFT. The dies are MFT but the stamped sentiments are from Northwoods stamps(Archivers). All the papers are Bo Bunny. Trying to be all *Tim Holtz-like* The sentiment is embossed in chocolate twinkle by Judikins. Inside sentiment is MFT Triple scoop about Life's Journeys. I've got one more coming but its broken my spirit and I am not sure I will ever finish it LOL.

I got issues LOL

I just can't let a notepad stay as is. I gotta alter it somehow. SU ds papers from a long time name, can't remember. New MFT die and stamps Pretty Pocket. You flip the lid up and inside is a 8x6 legal pad. I use this size for everything from grocery lists to notes for school.

Monday, June 06, 2011

Girlie Fred Bear

Lookie...isn't Fred just so cute all girlie like? Lot's of MFT going on here. This is a remake of a card I did a little while back in girl colors this time. My Minds Eye Stella Rose collection papers, Hazel I think.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Happy easter

Here is a little gift card box I made for my son for easter. Now that he is 15 and too old for a basket, I wanted to give him something he would like. Sonic and iTunes. I discovered I have no real easter stamp sets, hmmm, how did that happen? I found this old SU stamp from some old set that was mixed in with my A muse stuff. The gift box was made from a digital download from MFT and my Cricut Expressions. I also found out I need solid colored 12x12 papers. I guess I needed an excuse to go shopping LOL. Don't look too close, it was only after I took the pictures and posted them that I saw I had colored outside the lines. Grrr. I know my son won't mind, but it will bother me forever!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Rawr Wild Thing!

Needed to make a second card from this sketch, I liked it so much. I can't get enough of these My Minds Eye papers! I just love them! Broke out the felt for added texture. Lots of brads too. Such a fun image to work with. I am really enjoying stamping again after a long break. I think the sketch challenges keep me going.
Stamps: MFT  Little Loveosauras
Ink: Momento brown, colored with copics
Paper: My Minds Eye Stella Rose Gertie Papers
Accessories: Brads from Paper Studio, ribbon from Amuse, Felt from MFT, Di-namics star die

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

MFT sketch12

Fred Bear makes me say "ahhhh". He is so cute with his daisy bunch! I plan to use this for a belated birthday. I actually made 2 cards using this sketch. I will post the other one tomorrow.
Stamps: Fred Bear- MFT
Paper: My Minds Eye, Stella Rose Hattie paper, SU Not Quite Navy, PTI white
Ink: Momento Black, Colored with Copics
Accessories: MFT die-namics Flower Trio, Brads?

Thursday, March 17, 2011


I really struggled with this weeks sketch. I couldn't seem to get it all to come together. October Afternoon Papers, Modern Homemaker 8x8 pad. I need someone to teach me how to use my bowmaker better. I have watched the videos but I guess I am not very coordinated.
Paper: Modern Homemaker. PTI white, SU red and blue
Stamps: MFT a'la modes What's Cooking
Accessories: MFT rolled flower die, May art ribbon, crystals and brads, paper studios
Colored with Copic Markers

Tuesday, March 08, 2011


I am in love with the new dies from MFT! Even though I spent more time punching out the little tiny pieces from all the fancy cutouts than actually constructing the card, I still think they are awesome! This card was made for my nieces confirmation this week. I hope I can get it in an envelope! Paper: PTI Pink, SU gray, MFT perfect panel
Stamps: MFT Sweet and Sassy
Ink; Versafine Black
Accessories: CB animal prints embossing plate, MFT Dizzy Doily die, Dizzy Border, Butterflies and Sweet Stack, May Arts ribbon, Prima say it with crystals swirls

Monday, March 07, 2011

Big Ass Flower

dimensional view
Way back in October of 2010, I was lucky enough to attend a card swap at Lonestar Retreat Center with lots of talented stampers all from Splitcoaststampers. One of the very talented ladies swap card was made using this Huge flower from Hero Arts. I just had to have my own huge flower. I asked her what the stamp was called and she said, "I just call it the big ass flower stamp". I laughed and it stuck in my head and now I call it the big ass flower stamp. I found my very own big ass stamp at Achivers, and now they have several styles of big ass flowers.

Stamps: Hero Arts Large flower, Sentiment from Stampabilites
Ink: Momento Black, SU chocolate
Paper: PTI , MY Minds Eye Stella Rose Mabel
Accessories: May Arts ribbon, Art Institute glitter, Prima flower, Paper studio brad

Friday, March 04, 2011

Friendships Shelter

Another one from this weeks MFT sketch9. Love this cute little Jolinne set from MFT that my good friend gave me. I really like this layout.
Stamps: MFT Sheltering Friends
Ink: Momento
Paper: My Minds Eye Fina and Dandy, PTI white
Accessories: Prima swirls, May Arts ribbon, Paper studio brads

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Hook Line and Sinker

Another sketch challenge for MFT . Fred Bear is my new Flopsey. I was totally in love with Flospsey when he made his debut a couple years ago and now I think Fred is my new fave.
Stamps: MFT Fred goes fishing
Ink: Colored with Copics, Momento Black
paper: Perfect panels, SU Not Quite Navy, My Minds Eye Stella Rose collection, Hattie Papers
Accessories: May Arts ribbon, Nestibilities Circle die

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Time to Celebrate

I am on a roll. I love A'la Modes! They are fun and cheerful. The second photo shows that I used a glaze pen over the top of the icing to give it a shine. Just a little something I threw together for a friend.

Paper: Basic Grey Pyrus, PTI Kraft, PTI white
Ink: Memento Black, Colored with copics
Stamps: MFT Time to Celebrate-A'la Mode
Accessories: MFT Rolled rose dies, Spellbinders oval and scalloped oval, SU oval punch, Prima bling, May Art ribbon

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

MFT sketch 8

 This one is taken under flourescent lighting in my kitchen
 This one is taken outside in natural light but under a covered deck.
Kitchen lighting, inside the card.

I have a light box, I swear I do. It only works if the lights aren't burned out though LOL. I plan to replace those bulbs just as soon as I can figure out how to get the lights open and find the bulbs. Apparently you need either super human strength or there is a trick to opening them. So far I haven't been successful. Normally I go outside on my deck in natural sunlight and the pictures look pretty good. It is raining this morning though so that was out. This paper does have a yellow hue to it though, so its not really that far off. Anyway, woohoo, stamped 2 weeks in a row!
Paper: Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934, Chocolate, Kraft
Ink: SU chocolate craft ink
Stamps: MFT framed greetings
Accessories: MFT Die-namics dies- Layered labels, Rolled roses, Notebook edge, Prima flower and slick swirls clear rhinestones

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

MFT sketch Challenge

I stamped again...hooray! I thought I broke my stamp ability. Actually there is more cutting and pasting than actual stamping so maybe I should just say I made a card, hooray. Anyway, I have been wanting to get back to it and MFT sketch challenges over at splitcoaststampers is the easiest way to get back into it. My Minds eye paper, True Blue is so cute! I love it! The rosette and star dies are from MFT. The sentiments are from MFT A'La Modes. It took me over an hour to make this card and it isn't even a hard one LOL. Gotta practice more.