Mini Easter Basket


This little basket is so cute!  It was very easy to make.  So easy that this is one of the crafts my Girl Scouts are doing tomorrow night.  It can be filled with all sorts of little goodies.   To make it you will need a piece of designer series paper that measures 6 x 6.  You will then need to score 2" on each side.  Then you will cut in on 2 of the score lines on 2 of the sides.  The handles measure 1/2" x 7" and were secured with a brad.   So easy!  Make sure you stop by later this week for a recipe for HO-HO Cake....yup it tastes just like a HO-HO!!


Curtain Call Color Challenge

I had so much fun last week doing Stacey's Curtain Call Color Challenge...even though I didn't get it done in time to post it to her blog!  Well, this time I started early.  Here is the color challenge.

I was thinking...I probably would have never put Always Artichoke with old Olive!  That is why I love these challenges.  Here is my card.

I really liked the way that it turned out.  I used Whisper White, Always Artichoke, Old Olive, and Going Gray cardstock.  The ink that I used was Old Olive.  The accessories I used were: Versa Mark Pad, Silver Embossing Powder, Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Impressions folder, and Dimensionals.  I hope you like it!  Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy your Sunday!


Card Club

Here are the cards that we created at Lisa's card club yesterday!

We had such a good time making these cards!  Lunch was yummy also!  Thanks Lisa for hosting and making us such a great lunch!  I can't wait until next month.  Well, I'm off to clean!  Thanks for stopping by!


Curtain Call Color Challenge

Happy New Year everyone!!!  I can't believe the holidays have come and gone.  Well, one of my New Year's resolutions is to post more regularly on my blog!  It seems like alot of my posts lately have been food related.  Well, today's post has nothing to do with food...I was tempted though...I tried another new recipe last night...yummy!!!  Check back on Tuesday for that recipe!  Okay...on to todays color challenge.  I stumbled across Stacey's Blog last night and decided to try these colors together.  Boy, did it stretch me!!!  Here is the color challenge.

I don't think I have ever made a card with these colors.  So, here is the card.  I used a new stamp set that is going to be available this week in the new Spring Mini cattie from Stampin' Up! called With All My Heart.

I didn't have any of the crushed curry I dyed my own with white grosgrain ribbon and a crushed curry re-inker!!!  I also used a new textured impressions folder called Perfect Polka dots...also coming this week.  Here is a close up.

I didn't have time to post the card on her website...I'll start earlier next week! to scrapbook a little...thanks for stopping by! 


Supplies Used:

Card-stock:  Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Real Red, and Pink Passion.

Ink: Crushed Curry Pad and Re-inker.

Stamp Set: With All My Heart.

Accessories:  Big Shot Machine, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impression Folder, Dimensionals, 3/4" Circle Punch, Clear Buttons, Jute, White Grosgrain Ribbon, and Crystal Effects. 

Finish It Friday!!!

Welcome to Finish It Friday!!!  Today my goal was to finish up my Halloween cards...nothing like waiting to the last minute!!  They are done and ready to be mailed!  My inspiration came from the talented Becky Roberts.  I loved the colors and the designer series paper that was I completely CASED it.  Please check out her blog and let her know you love her card. 

Tricks 2009

Isn't this card so cute...the eyes were created with oval punches!  And I love the Cast a Spell designer series paper!  Well, I had better go and mail my cards.  Thanks for stopping by!


Cardstock:  Old Olive, Whisper White, Basic Black, Cast a Spell DSP.

Stamps: Hostess Level 1 Holiday Best

Accessories: Large and small oval punches, Black 1/3" grosgrain ribbon.

Ink: Old Olive


Sweet Sunday Sketch!

Happy Sunday everyone!  It has been a crazy month!  Hopefully I am back to posting on a regular basis.  And back to stamping and scrapbooking also!  Here is the most recent Sweet Sunday Sketch from the sweetest thing.


And here is the card that I created.


I have started decorating the inside of my cards.  Next, I'll start adding stuff to the back of the cards!!!  Just kidding...I think!


I love doing the sketches.  They really challenge me!  Not one stamp was used as I was making this card.  I don't think I have ever done that before! Now it is your turn!  Thanks for stopping by!  Tomorrow I am going to try and do the Mojo Monday sketch!


Supplies: Cardstock-Tea Party DSP, Almost Amythest, So Saffron, Whisper White, and Regal Rose. Ink: NONE! Stamp Sets-NONE! Accessories: Apricot Grosgrain Ribbon, Gold Brads, Dimensionals, Gold Pen, Scallop Punch, Hole Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, and the 5 Petal Flower Punch.

Finish It Friday!

Welcome to "Finish It Friday"!  My challenge for you today is to FINISH something you have recently started.  For example if its a scrapbook may need to finish up journaling.  It could be a project you started around the we all have laundry sitting there that needs to be put away!  Just pick one thing and finish it TODAY!  This is what I finished...Sarah inspired me to create this dry erase memo board from a picture frame.  The size of the one that I used was 8 x 10 and I found it at Walmart for $2.00!


I love the Tea Party Designer Series Paper that I used!  To see it more closely, just click on the picture.  I need to use my Cricut more!!!  Okay, now its your turn...go finish something!!  Leave me a comment letting me know what you finished.  Thanks for stopping by!


Supplies: Stamp Set-Petal Pizzazz.  Ink-Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Lavender Lace.  Cardstock-Tea Party DSP, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Whisper White, and Pretty in Pink, Accessories-Scallop Boarder Punch, 1/16" punch, Lavender Lace Marker, Cricut Machine, Xyron, 2 Way Glue, and Dazzling Diamonds. 8 X 10 picture frame.



Ten Minute Tuesday!

Today is Tuesday, which means I have a Girl Scout meeting to get ready for!  I have only 10 mintues to is what I created.  I might as well say that everything that I create this week will probably revolve around the Petal Pizzazz stamp set.  You can use it for everything!  This is a quick and easy note card.


Next is a card that I made on Sunday using a Close to My Heart stamp set.  I love this set.  If you love the eggs as much as I do head over to visit fancyMelissa and she can order a set for you!  But hurry, the egg set is only available till the end of this month!  Run!! 


I hope that I inspired you to pull out those stamps today!  Thanks for stopping by!


Supplies for the Petal Pizzazz card:  Stamp set-Petal Pizzazz.  Cardstock-Certainly Celery, Whisper White, and Apricot Appeal.  Ink-Lavender Lace and Certainly Celery.  Accessories-Square Scallop punch, Apricot, White, and Celery grosgrain ribbon, Gold Brads and Dimensionals.

Supplies for the Egg Card: Stamp Set-Easter Eggs (CTMH).  Cardstock-Certainly Celery, Whisper White, and Black.  Ink-Rose Red, Certainly Celery, Lavender Lace, and Apricot Appeal.  Accessories-Black grosgrain ribbon.

Sweet Sunday Challenge!

Many of you have been asking for more card ideas.  So, here you go!  Karen over at The Sweetest Thing has come up with a sketch challenge every Sunday.  What a great idea to get those creative juices flowing for the week.  I will post the sketch on Sunday followed by the card that I have made.  My challenge for YOU is to create the card.  Have fun...once you have created your card, leave me a comment letting me know what you did!  Here is the sketch.


Here is the card that I created!  I had so much fun doing this!


This card is 5 x 5.  For some reason it does not look that way in the picture.  I am loving the Raspberry Tart Designer Series Paper.  I hope you enjoy the sketches.  I hope to have another for you tomorrow!  Enjoy your Sunday!


Supplies: Stamps-Petal Pizzaz. Cardstock-Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Old Olive, Whisper White, and Raspberry Tart DSP. Ink-Rose Red, Regal Rose, and Pretty in Pink.  Accessories-Light Pink Grosgrain Ribbon, Gold Brads, and Dimensionals.



Mr. Brown Came To Visit!!!


After a morning of stamping...okay...I haven't stopped!  Don't tell my husband, I am supposed to be cleaning or doing something housewife related.  Mr. Brown came to visit...I guess the house will just have to wait!!  I love getting goodies from UPS!  I better package is calling my name!