May 23, 2011

With Sympathy



Here is another CASE! This one comes directly from Silke Ledlow's blog. I stumbled across her blog and fell instantly in love with her work, but her card like this stood out. I hope if she ever comes across this card, she appreciates my interpretation and I hope you like it as much as I do! It seems as soon as I made this card knowing I would have to give it away. See one of my BFF's from high school recently lost her twin brother. I figured this card is fitting for her because she loves the color yellow and it is also a cheery card.

Anyway, this card did not take a lot of time to make. The hardest thing for me to make were the flowers. They were a little challenging since this was the first time I attempted to roll the flower using a quilling tool! I love the end result. I hope you do too!

May 19, 2011

Thinking of You


Hi bloggers! Here is a card I CASEd from Mary Brown. I saw this card on her blog and instantly knew I had to make this card. I copied everything except for three things. First I layered the swiss dots onto plain white cardstock and then I used Rich Razzleberry as one of the alternating colors, and lastly, I used a retired stamp for the sentiment. The Rich Razzleberry flower makes this card pop! The color combo is fabulous and coordinates so well together. Let me know what you think.

May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day





Hi there, hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day. Just wanted to share with you the Mother's day cards I created. I am so proud of these cards, even though the are all CASEs of someone else's cards (Sorry, I am in bed typing this post and I don't have the info of the original creator of the cards). If you are reading this blog and you are the creator of this card, please let me know so I can give you due credit. My mother was the lucky recipient of the first and the second cards. She loved them both. For the last card, I wanted to show you the finished inside as well. More than likely, I will re-make as a birthday card using the same stamp set, Elements of Style. I may change the color scheme though. Leave me a comment letting me know what you think.

March 23, 2011

Top Note Thank You



Hi there! Here is another card from the sketch challenges Tai, Rose and I participate in each week that I forgot to post. Each week one of us pick a sketch and then we make a card just to keep our mojo going! This card sketch was from about two weeks ago and I no longer have the details of the sketch but I wanted to share my card with you. I saw these colors (purple, olive & white) in a catalog and decided to put those colors together for this sketch. The score lines were added to give the card a little more character and reduce the plain-ness (is that a word?) of the right edge of the card. I think this card is much prettier IRL. Let me know what you think!

(all items StampinUp)

February 22, 2011

Springtime Smiles

Oh, how I love this card? And to think I did not like this pattern paper or the stamp set. What was I thinking? Lets just say they both grew on me!

My friends Tai and Rose do not stamp together as often as we once did and we all miss it. So in a way, we had a virtual stamp weekend. Tai found this great sketch and we each made a card using the sketch. I love this color combo of Baja Breeze, Always Artichoke, and Very Vanilla. Other items used are Springtime Vintage DSP and Easter Blossoms, which both can be found in SU's Occasions mini. Let me know what you think and thanks for looking.

February 19, 2011

Thanks for Caring




Here is another sketch challenge card for you. This one turned out more beautiful than I expected. I love these colors together with this Springtime Vintage DSP by Stampin'Up. The card stock used are Baja Breeze and Always Artichoke. I thought the flower from the stamp set Just Believe would be too much with the DSP, but after it was put together the card is quite attractive. I hope you find it attractive too. Have a wonderful day and thanks for looking!

February 16, 2011





Here is another sketch challenge I participated in. These are so much fun because the work is almost done. All you have to do is decide what card stock, pattern paper and stamps you're going to use. Speaking of stamps, I am in love with these MFT Pure Innocence line. Isn't she cute? Have a wonderful day and thanks for looking.

February 10, 2011

Be My Valentine



Here is a Valentine's Day card I did for a swap I participated in. I am not too pleased with the outcome, but the recipients like it. I guess that is the only thing that matters!

January 29, 2011

Sketch Challenge




I participated in a sketch challenge a few weeks ago using the sketch above. I had fun making this card. I just love the pattern paper as well as the stamp. What's so great about this card are the colors. I usually agonize over which colors would work best, but this time, I picked out some cardstock and made it work! I hope you like it. Thanks for looking.

January 22, 2011

MFTWSC2

Hi there readers of my blog. Since this is my first post of the year, let me wish you a "Happy New Year"! I hope your year is off to a good start. My year is progressing along nicely, and I hope it remains that way. I did not make a resolution this year, cause I never keep it. So, I promised myself that I would just have a safe and very fun 2011. What are your promises or resolutions for this year?

In keeping with my promise, I have decided to play along with the My Favorite Things (MFT) weekly sketch challenges because I have collected many of their stamps. So why not participate have some fun, right. Anyway, I played along and created the card below using the Ladybug stamp from MFT. Unfortunately for me, I forgot to enter/post my card for a chance to win the weekly prize. Hopefully I will remember to participate and enter my creation in the next challenge.