Sunday, February 28, 2010

Luck 'O the Irish

Good Sunday afternoon! So I'm FINALLY getting back to this post:) I started it hours ago, but then we left to go to BJ's (and about broke the bank with the diapers, pullups and wipes!), but I was excited to find a larger pack of the Bic Mark Its on sale no less! DH was generous today (he's usually though) and let me get them.

So I've been in getting into my yearly all things Irish mode (my maiden name is Murnane after all). I wanted to share this new image from Sunshine's Stamps. His name is Sean O'Hare and you can find him in the Sunshine Stamps Store. Isn't he so...adorably Irish?

Isn't this a great sketch too? Our team member Tracey designed it.

Supplies are SU cardstock in Close to Cocoa, Garden Green, Old Olive and Certainly Celery. I don't know who the DP is by, and the other brown cs is DCWV. I used Nesties for the labels, Creative Memories Cutting System for the circles. Ribbon is Offrey I think, other supplies are gold Stickles and the dots are by Martha Stewart.
Thanks for looking and happy stamping!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Mimosa Heart in a Box

Good morning! This is my last DT post for Paper Jewels until April, but be sure to pop over to the Paper Jewels blog if you have time for all the beautiful creations the other team members will be posting every day!

I used the sketch from Papertake Weekly Challenge Sketch #35 for this card.
I also played along with the Paper Sundaes Challenge 6 to use distressing.

Materials are SU cardstock in Almost Amethyst, Lovely Lilac and Chocolate Chip. I also used some misc DP from my stash. Image is Bildmalarna colored in with Copics and Bic Mark Its. I used Wonderful Weaves from SU for the background with Frost Versamark ink. The distressed script behind the image was made using my Cuttlebug Script folder and sandpaper. I also used Dew Drops and a silver Gelly Roll pen.
Thanks for looking and happy stamping!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Sunshine Sunday

I'm early today with my Sunshine's Stamps post...well, early for me at least:) I wanted to do another card with this cutie - Hopscotch. He's such a great boy image!

I also used the sketch from Critter Sketch Challenge Blog - check them out too if you get a chance, this week is their grand opening! The challenge is the sketch, plus to include the color red.

Supplies are image by Sunshine's stamps colored with copic and bic mark it markers. Cuttlebug embossing folder, martha stewart red dots, sentiment was a dollar set from See D's. Paper is DCWV and SU Garden Green, Night of Navy and Bashful Blue.

Have a great day and thanks for looking!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Pretty Flowers

I think my favorite thing about Springtime is seeing all the flowers blooming. I made this card tonight with that in mind:)

I used several challenges for this:
Sketch Saturday - week #91, the sketch
Paper Sundaes - 5th challenge, a glittery spring
Pile it On - challenge #6, use flowers

Image is Bildmalarna, colored in with the typical Bic Mark Its and Copics. Flowers are K & Co. Ribbon and sentiment are from PTI. Papers are DCWV and SU Certainly Celery, Old Olive, and So Saffron.
Thanks for looking!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Stash the Booty!

I couldn't resist doing the challenge for Kraftin Kimmie Stamps this week. It's Challenge #17 - stash the booty! Basically, create a card with a hidden element, and I have to say it was really neat to do. Picture one is closed, and picture 2 is with the tag open. I just used a brad to put 2 oval punchouts together.

Image is Kraftin Kimmie's Lillith, colored in with Copic and Bic Mark It Markers. DP is DCWV, SU Certainly Celery, Mauve Mist and Perfect Plum. Photo corners are from a Martha Stewart punch.
Thanks for looking!

Mimosa on the Bench

Happy Friday! I am so glad it's almost the weekend. I'm even more ready for spring and this little cutie makes me think of warmer times to come.

She is call Mimosa on the Bench, and you can find her in the Paper Jewels store. If you have time, pop over to the Paper Jewels Blog and play along with the February challenge for a chance to win a stamp!

Image is Bildmalarna colored in with Copics and Bic Mark Its. Paper is SU Sage and Almost Amethyst and Lavendar Lace. DP is misc from my stash, so are the brads. I used the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder, and the photo corners are from a Martha Stewart punch. Flowers are PTI and the little flower on the image is accented with Stickles.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Crafty Critters Challenge #19

It's time for another Crafty Critters Challenge! This is Challenge #19 - Valentine with a twist. It was to make a valentine card without using the traditional pink and red, at least 2 layers, and 2 different embellishments. I stretched it a little bit and made this into an anniversary card.

Supplies are image from Stamping Bella colored in with Copics, nestabilities frame, PTI Mixed Messages (sentiment), misc embellishments. Paper is SU Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip and Baroque Burgundy, and the other pink is DCWV.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Sunshine Sunday

Good evening! I'm happy to share with you today a new image from Sunshine's Stamps! He's a cool little guy, isn't he? His name is Hopscotch, and you will be able to find him in the Sunshine's Stamps store. I think he has quite an attitude!

Materials are image from Sunshine's Stamps colored in with Copic markers. DP's are DCWV and SU Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green, Ballet Blue and Night of Navy. The image is framed with Nestabilities. Metal dots are from JoAnn's but I can't remember the company.
I also used the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches.
Thanks for looking!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Simple Layouts

I wanted to stop by quick tonight and share these two simple scrapbook layouts with you. I made these a little while back for a swap on SCS. I still need to put pictures on them, but they're ready and waiting for when I do! The first is a boys layout, and the second for a girl.

The images are both from Pink Cat Studios.
Thanks for looking!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Mimosa Watering Can

I so adore these little Bildmalarna images! This cutie is Mimosa Watering Can and you can find her in the Paper Jewels Store. Be sure to check out the Paper Jewels Blog too - there's a monthly challenge to win a Bildmalarna stamp too. This month's challenge is cute & girly.

I used the sketch for Paper Sundaes 4th Challenge , altered to a square card.

Supplies are image - Bildmalarna colored in with Copics. Cardstock is SU Bliss Blue. DP and ribbon are misc from my stash. Cuttlebug embossing folder Swiss Dots, clear Stickles, Bella dots, and sentiment is PTI Mixed Messages.
Thanks for looking!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

One Last Card for VSD

Last but not least! VSD challenge #4. Kelly hosted this one with a sketch. I used a card kit I had for this one.

Supplies are from a card kit, but I added SU papers in Sage Shadow and Bravo Burgundy, sentiment from PTI Birthday Basics, and the image is colored with copics and bic mark its.

Thanks for looking!

Crafty Critters VSD #2

We had a VSD (Virtual Stamp Day) with the Crafty Critter girls with challenges galore! Here they are:)

#1 hosted by me! The challenge was a limited supplies challenge - create a card with "layers" using only one sheet of cardstock.

Challenge #2 hosted by Melina. Something Old, something NEW, something BORROWED, and something BLUE!

I used the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches on this one.

And challenge #3 hosted by AnnMarie - a 2-4-6-8 box with ribbon and a use a punch somewhere.

Thanks for looking!

Sunshine Sunday

Hello again! Is everyone in a romantic mood for next Sunday? Here's another lovey card for inspiration!

This is my weekly DT creation for Sunshine's Stamps. You can find this little bee here.

I used the sketch from the Corrosive Challenge Blog Challenge #50 this week.

Material are image by Sunshine's Stamps colored in with Bic MarkIts and Stickles. Misc foam hearts. Sentiment is PTI Mixed Messages. Paper is misc DP and SU Ruby Red and Basic Black. Ribbon is from my stash.
Thanks for looking!

Mojo Sketch

Good afternoon! I wanted to share this little card with you I made for Mojo Monday's sketch #124, and the Softpencil challenge #17 (use bling or brads or both).

Be sure to stop back later - I have some more creations I will be sharing!

Image is from Softpencil, colored in with Bic Mark Its and Copics. Brads are Doodlebug. I also used stickles and a Fiskars border punch. Paper is SU Creamy Caramel, So Saffron, Mauve Mist and Lovely Lilac. DP is DCWV and ribbon is from my stash.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, February 5, 2010


Hello...again! I am bringing you a second card today for another challenge I did - this is also my weekly contribution for Sunshine's Stamps. If you love this little heart and would like one of your own, you can get it at the Sunshine's Stamps store.

The challenge is for Show and Tell Cards and Scrap Pages Challenge #3. The theme is monochromatic. Easier than it sounds, but I really like the results!

Materials are image - Sunshine's stamps colored in with SU watercolor pencils blended with a blender pen. Clear Stickles, misc buttons. CS is SU Orchid Opulence and Perfect Plum.
Have a great afternoon!

Mimosa Heart in a Box

I just love these stamps from Paper Jewels - they are so adorable! This is my first card as a design team member for them. You can check out the other great team creations on the Paper Jewels blog. She is Mimosa Heart in a Box and I couldn't resist using these bright and cheery colors for her.

I used the Sweet Stop SSS41 for the sketch.

Other materials are SU cardstock in blush blossom and pretty in pink. Other papers are misc from my stash. Buttons are Papertrey Ink. Clear stickles, misc ribbon and other embellies. Image is Bildmalarna colored in with Copics and Bic Mark Its.
Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Borders Everywhere!

I thought I'd take a break from cards and share some border sets I've made recently for 12x12 scrapbook layouts. These were for swaps on SCS. I will get back to my scrapbooking eventually, and I will be ready to do so!

Thanks for looking!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Softpencil Challenge 16

Good evening! I wanted to share this little card with you really quick before I head to bed. I made it for Softpencil Challenge 16 and I won! I've never won a prize from a challenge before, so I was super excited, plus they have some REALLY cute images:)

Have a good night and thanks for looking!