Monday, December 13, 2010


Well it's the 2nd Tuesday of the that means it's once again time for CMIT's ATC Tuesday!


MME Signature Christmas paper

QuicKutz photo corners

Tim Holtz's distress ink "antique linen"

Crafty Secrets vintage image Christmas

prima 'e' pearls

3D foam squares by 3L

flower, ribbon & lace from my stash

So....ATC's are 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" (think baseball card). Note: All edges are inked and set aside to dry. After you've cut your base, add the CS image. Next add lace and ribbon. The photo corner is added with the 3D foam squares. Now just add your finishing bling!

Quick and easy...and cute! :)

Be sure to check out our blog at: and play along with us by designing your own ATC card.

Sunday, December 5, 2010



Crafty Secrets "creative scraps"--Christmas

American Crafts "be jolly" paper

Quick Kutz "holly leaves & berries" (not sure the actual die name)

Prima E pearls

Tim Holtz "distress ink" Antique Linen

All these supplies can be found on CMIT e-bay store:

The rest of the goodies were from my stash: lace, ribbon, and 3D foam squares by 3L and solid red & green paper.

I LOVE this card!!! And was easy to make. The dies make all the difference. They can make a card look so beautiful and time consuming to make, when really it makes it a whole lot easier and fairly quick!

Thursday, December 2, 2010


Supply List:
Paper: American Craft "be jolly"
Quick Kutz dies: "Santa stop here" & "Holiday" (I used the Santa from this set)
Zip dry by Beacon Adhesive
3D foam squares by 3L
Copic marker: YR01 Peach Puff
Tim Holtz distress ink "old paper"
Door hanger ($1 bin at Michael's)
Basic Grey precision file set
Buttons & Ribbon from my stash

Well, it's the first Friday of the month so it's time once again for my monthly tutorial for CMIT. I love this Santa stop sign, but had a hard time deciding what I wanted to do with it until I seen this door hanger and thought this would be a cute idea. This is even a project you could do with your kids/grandkids.

I apologize in advance for the dark photos. I started this project at night and since I took step-by-step photos, they are not the best, due to the lighting. But I think you'll follow along ok. :)

Not all supplies are listed in this photo since I added things as I went along) sorry!


Adhere paper to door hanger. Trim as close as you can to the edge and then sand. note: sand paper will work just fine for this if you don't have a file kit. Using an exacto knife, cut out the center circle and sand. Repeat on the other side. Trust me---it will bug you that it's unfinished, so just finish it! :)


Ink all edges with distress ink. Then add "present" to door hanger.


Cut out all dies being used (Stop sign) & (Santa). Color pieces if needed (Copic for Santa), and ink edges, let dry.


Assemble all pieces and add to door hanger. Santa has 3D foam squares behind him. Add any finishing touches (buttons).

I hope you like this project today, I thought it was something fun and different. :)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

For her 4th birthday, my daughter, Deianeira wanted a Barbie cake. I tried my hardest to talk her into something else.....she is only 4 after all. What about Lady bugs, or Princess' or something? Nope! So, in the end it's a "Barbie/Princess cake."

This cake did not start off well. This is actually my second attempt. The first cake, after baking it, and letting it cool down, I discovered was raw in the middle! :( So, then it was off to Hobby Lobby to buy the actual doll cake pan. At first I tried using my glass measuring bowl (which I have seen done, I just don't know the trick to making it work apparently). The doll pan actually has a rod that goes in the middle to bake it evenly. Genius!

So with the cake made, I decided to take a short cut and bought pink (strawberry) icing, and edible glitter. You are suppose to use fondant, but I hate that stuff, so I actually made this harder on myself that it should've been. But in the end she loved it anyways!!! :)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


It's the 2nd Tuesday of November so you know what that means----ATC Tuesday!!!

For today's ATC (Artist Trading Card) I used MME "Wonderful Winter" (stripe) paper cut to 2 1/2" x 3 1/2, " think of a baseball card. For the top of the card I used (Merry Christmas & birds) paper cut to 2 1/2" wide, then I just cut a "wave" at the bottom. I adhered that to the card, then covered my "wave edge" with Tim Holtz's gold stickles. Next I cut out an additional "Merry," and used pop-up dots behind that. The mini ornament die is from Quick Kutz "jolly" mini set. I cut the die out, added ribbon and used pop-up dots on that as well. Once it was on the card I used the stickles again, over the "burst." Finishing touches for my ATC card was the Rhinestone Bling, from prima "e."

Hope you liked the ATC card and that you will visit our blog and play along with our ATC challenge and submit your own ATC card!!! :)

Friday, November 5, 2010

Welcome to Rita's Ready, Set, Create!!!

Please join me the first Friday of every month for my new tutorial, "Rita's Ready, Set, Create," for CMIT.

Since all the instructions for my mini cards are listed on CMIT's blog I won't go into too much detail here. You can check it out on the blog as well as check out all the new things we will be featuring in the coming weeks. Go to:

So, all paper used is from American Crafts "Jolly" line and all dies used are from Quick Kutz "jolly" set. I must have been in a Jolly mood when I made these cards huh? LOL :)

Does the 3rd card look familiar? If not scroll down, and you'll see the tin can I posted a few days ago. I had so much fun making the tin, I thought I'd make a card out of it too!

These 4" x 4" mini cards were so quick and easy to make, I hope you give it a try.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


So I've had this tin can for awhile and I've been trying to think of something really creative to do with it.....and nothing! No ideas. I just have a plain white tin can. Then as I was walking the aisles in my local Walmart, there is a gingerbread house kit-----and BAM! It hit me, a gingerbread house tin, that you could fill with mini gingerbread men, 'cause it's a pretty shallow tin after all. So Thank You Walmart for inspiration!!! :)

So, to start you need a tin can, preferably white, but even silver would work ok. Now I love this paper pack from American Crafts "jolly," and for making a gingerbread house, it's perfect! I measured my tin, cut my paper to that size, and started rounding the corners. Gluing the paper to the tin is the stressful part, you have to get it perfect. I recommend using Zip Dry for this, you can slide it around a bit if you need to line it up.
Next I measured and cut my roof. I cut the scallops at the bottom by hand, trust me it looks better this way! But before you glue it to the tin, add your ribbon, so you can tuck in the corners. Deciding to add ribbon after you have it glued is not fun! It can be done though. :) To finish it off I added a bow and button, tied with hemp.
Now this is the fun part....playing with all the mini dies. They are all from Quick Kutz's "jolly" set. Aren't they cute?
I cut out the "tag" die from 2 different papers, and then glued them both to the tin, next I added the "gingerbread people" die (I had to cut 2 to get enough people to go across the tin). They are glued to the tin with pop-up dots. Now I went back and added small pearls to the gingerbread girls and large pearls to my tag. Note: You can buy prima e pearls that come in various sizes, in one package, or the "swirl" designs, and just cut them apart with an exacto knife. My last die used is the "Be Jolly" saying.

Making this tin was alot of fun, so remember.....before you throw away your old altoid tin can, think of what you can make with it!!! :)

Love the supplies used today? Check out CMIT's online e-bay store for the paper, dies and pearls.

Monday, October 25, 2010

My son, Caden wanted a JAWS birthday party this year, for his 8th birthday. Do you know how hard it is to find Shark stuff?! Impossible!!! :p I had people at the party supply store tell me "We have dolphins, do you think that will work?" Hmm...scary and dolphin just don't go together.
So, I used my cricut to cut out letters, and I made Shark fins by hand for his invitations. We made them postcard style, with all the info. on the back.

For his birthday card I tried drawing a shark, but it looked too cartoony, (think "Finding Nemo"). So we just went with the JAWS letters and the fin. "Que the scary music"

Caden really wanted me to sculpt a shark out of cake. HA! He gives me more credit than I deserve for my decorating abilities. In the end, my husband found a rubber shark that we stuck into the cake and "decorated" with waves and blood. :p
He loved it and thought it was great, so that's all that matters. :)

I forgot candles for the cake, so Caden asked if he could "rip the shark out with his teeth." Umm...sure, I guess. :p
I love this picture though, 'cause the shark on his shirt looks like it's jumping out of the cake!!! :)

Sunday, October 17, 2010

This is the album & card I made for my cousin Dustin, and his new wife, Jenica's wedding. Love the colors: Black, White & Burgundy (red). :)

This is Spellbinder's In Spades Pendant S4-208 & In Spades Border S4-217. And Fancy Tags S4-235. This is one of my favorite sets to work with.

Lots of work (and burnt fingers)! :) But I love the way it turned out.

I made this card for my friend, (and new cousin) Jenica's bridal shower. I love Spellbinder's Impressabilities, this ones is Circles I2-1005. I covered it in black ink, then ran it through the Wizard. :) I also used Fancy Tags S4-235. I added some ribbon, and of course some bling!!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Welcome to our first CMIT ATC Tuesday!!! ATC stands for Artist Trading Card, it's 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" (size of a baseball card).

Background is MME Signature Christmas paper. Vintage image is from Crafty Secrets "Christmas." (I just cut out the image, it was already the perfect size).

Other items used: Tim Hotlz disress ink "Old Paper," and stickles "Diamond." Sheer ribbon and Prima E pearls.

Like this ATC card? Go check out CMIT's blog and see what all the other designers have made, as well as get detailed instructions on how to recreate them yourself! :)

Remember while your on the CMIT blog to check out the details on how you can play along with us, and submit your own ATC card to win prizes!!! :)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Creative News Flash No 2….…………

ATC Tuesday – Second Tuesday of Each Month


Here’s the buzz…..The CMIT/CEM Design Team (Creating Memories In Time/Creating Everlasting Memories) will create ATC Trading Cards and publish them on the CMIT Blog ( for everyone to see, we will provide instructions, and material list to duplicate the created ATC’s. We encourage you, our viewers, to play along. All you need to do is send us your very own ATC creation. Our design team will choose a winner, and a NICE prize will be sent to the “creative” person for each months competition. The first ATC Tuesday will be October 12th, email all submissions to . Please provide your name, blog information (if you have one), and email address.


ATC stands for Artistic Trading Cards….they are the size of a baseball card (2.5” x 3.5"}, come in many themes and people trade them as though they are trading cards. For our first ATC Tuesday you can choose any theme you like, from time to time I will publish a theme to be used so you can join in the ATC fun.
BIG Thank you to everyone that Participated in CMIT 1st BLOG HOP!!! Thank you all for the wonderful comments on all our Blogs. :)

Now for the winner of the bag of Prima’s.........

True Random Number Generator Min: 1 Max: 4 Result: 3 Powered by RANDOM.ORG

Pam and Presley said...

AWESOME! I absolutely LOVE this card, the colors the black vine going all around the card and the beautiful vintage Halloween scene.

Thank you so much for sharing

October 8, 2010 5:49 PM

Pam and Presley said...

I also wanted to thank CMIT and all your designers for a great blog shop I had a lot of fun and thank you for a chance to win an AWESOME prize of the gorgeous
flowers I am a flower NUT!!!

Thank you

October 8, 2010 5:54 PM

Thursday, October 7, 2010

CMIT Blog Hop – October 7, 2010

Card base is 5" x 4 1/2" Round corner punch is used on all the edges. Spellbinders die used is Labels 15 S4-291 (I used the 3 largest sizes). Tim Holtz's distress ink Pumice Stone was used on all the card edges, for an aged look. Aren't the pumpkin people cute?! :) I LOVE this vintage "Halloween Time" image from Crafty Secrets! Finishing touches are black pearls and black sheer ribbon.

The Creating Memories In Time’s Design Team would like to thank you for stopping by our blogs to check out our creativity.
This blog hop is a two part hop, first in order to be eligible to win this fabulous bag of Prima Flowers (as seen on the previous post announcement).

1. You must leave a creative comment on each of the following blogs

Terre Fry
Heidi Blankenship
Margarita Ybarra
Mary Pfaff
Marge Robertson

2. The second part of this blog hop is, sign up as a follower of the CMIT Blog, we will be hosting challenges, contests, tutorials and a new program called ATC Tuesday so you will not want to miss what we are up to next. Stay tuned for more creative news flashes.

Contest will end on Saturday, October 9th at 12:00 p.m. Arizona time.

Once we have verified that both parts of the blog hop have been completed we will pick one lucky winner from one of 6 blogs, thank you for stopping by and come back to see what we come up with next.

ATC Tuesday will begin on October 12th so come take a look at the CMIT blog to see what the design team creates, play along to win a prize.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

When I came across this ribbon die from Spellbinders S4-019, I knew I wanted to make a Breast Cancer ribbon card with it. (It's actually their "support our troops" ribbon, I just didn't emboss it, so that wouldn't show).
Since October is Breast Cancer Awarness month, I figured this was a good time to post it.
You can't tell from this angle but I actually cut the ribbon 3 times, and used pop-up dots between the layers. I have been looking for a stamp or "crystal words" for the breast cancer foundation, but no I ended up writing this and just accenting it with mini rhinestones.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Creating Memories In Time Blog Hop

The Creating Memories In Time’s Design Team would like you to check out their creativity on October 7th for a fun and exciting creative blog hop. This blog hop has a two part hop fulfillment, and everyone that completes the two part hop fulfillment will be eligible in a drawing to win this fabulous 13” tall x 10” wide bag of Prima Flowers. HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS OF FLOWERS…….(Our international followers are eligible to participate in this hop and have the same chance to win this awesome bag of Prima flowers in the drawing as our USA followers). Flowers and shipping costs are complimentary of and our Ebay Store ( check our Ebay store for daily paper crafting bargains).

The first part of the blog hop is you must leave a creative comment on each of the following blogs:


Terre Fry

Heidi Blankenship

Margarita Ybarra (me)

Mary Pfaff

The second part of this blog hop is to sign up as a follower of the CMIT Blog, we will be hosting challenges, contests, tutorials and a new program called ATC Tuesday so you will not want to miss what we are up to next. Stay tuned for more creative news flashes.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Creating Memories In Time

All Tags, Dies and Stamps are from Quick Kutz. All paper used is from MME (cut to 2" x 3" to fit inside tag); all Distress ink is Tim Holtz, Scattered straw.

Gingerbread girl die (pop-up dots), cream sheer ribbon & small pearls.

Gingerbread boy die, peppermint cut out (pop-up dots), small pearls and cream satin ribbon.

Star Belt Loop die, red satin ribbon & small pearls.

Tree & Tree Belt Loop die (op-up dots), cream satin ribbon, "from our home to yours" saying, small pearls.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Creating Memories In Time

I LOVE this paper line (Snow Much Fun) from "3 bugs in a rug!" Cute little penguins! :)

Card base is the reverse-side of the "Stripe" paper, it's snowflakes, cut to 4 1/2" x 9". Next layer is the "Stripe" cut to 4 1/4" x 4 1/4." The giant snowflake is from Spellbinders. It's their new 2010 Snowflake Pendant #S4-286.

For my snowboarding penguin and Winter fun saying---I cut them out from the "Snow words" paper. For bling, I added different size rhinestones to my saying and snowflake.

Hope you enjoy my snowflake bling card! :)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Creating Memories In Time

For this card I used Karen Foster's "Stocking's Well Hung" (card base 3 3/4" x 6"); "Vintage Sketch" (middle layer 3 1/2" x 5 1/2"); and "Vintage Letters" (cut out Main Image and Holly & Ivy).

All edges are inked with Tim Holtz's Distress Ink "Vintage Photo." Holly & Ivy image is cut out by hand and adhered to the card with pop-up dots. Gold pearls were added for some bling!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Creating Memories In Time

This is my first project for CMIT, hope you enjoy it!

So our challenge was to make a card topper using the Penny Black stamp that we chose. Mine is the tree here, it's called Fantasy 388OK.

Card base is a 5 x 6.5 ivory card. All paper used is from MME "Signature Christmas" line. Spellbinder's dies used are: S4-247 Labels 12, which I attached my ribbon to; and S4-235 Fancy Tags, which I stamped Quickkutz's stamp, HDB-08-stamp 1 onto. Ink used is Tim Holtz's Distress Ink in Frayed Burlap & Faded Jeans. I stamped my tree twice and cut it out, added pop-up dots between the layers and added pearls to the top.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Well, as the old saying goes: "When one door closes another will open"..... I have been priveleged to be a part of Just For Fun's Design Team, but unfortunately that has come to an end.
With that being said, I was chosen to be part of a new Design Team for Creating Memories In Time. I look forward to creating projects for CMIT and working with some other very talented ladies.
Go check out CMIT online ebay store at:

Thursday, September 2, 2010

"Fall Berries"

Friday, August 27, 2010

(Red, Olive & Green)

"Father Christmas"

For this card I used JFF's new Folk Art Santa E3451, Large Snow Pine G3437 & "Merry Christmas" sentiment. All are stamped using Memento's Tuxedo Black ink, and are highlighted using Color Snap's Smooch ink: Siren, Green Apple, Moonlight, Silver Fox & Azure; Copic markers: E01 Pink Flamingo& E29 Burnt Umber.
For the snow and Santa's hat I used "Snow White" Fun Flock.
Spellbinder's dies are: S4-254 Big Scalloped Square--small, S4-144 Long Classic Rectnagles--small & S3-148 Tags Trio.
Paper, ribbon & brads are all from my stash.

Friday, August 20, 2010

(Orange, Olive & Rust)

"Corn Stalks & Pumpkins"

To start, card base is MME "Wild Asparagus" Noel Stripe. Solid cardstock is TPC Terracotta, Olive & Paprika.

I decided to make a collage, using my Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad and my JFF stamps: G3435 Corn Field, A3443 Standing Blackbird, D3419 Pumpkin Patch, A3422 Mini Tall Pumpkin, A3423 Mini Squat Pumpkin, AA3442 Eating Blackbird & B3428 Happy Autumn (saying). I then colored the images using a blending pen and ink pads. Pumpkin vines are highlighted with CS Smooch-Green Apple.

All edges are of course chalked with CB Chestnut Roan. Accents are eyelets and hemp from my stash.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

When we were in San Diego we went to the Museum of Art.....and they had a whole gallery of Tolousse-Latrec's poster (paintings).

Does this look familiar? Just For Fun has a stamp of this. I used it for challenge #13 (Moulin Rouge).

Friday, July 30, 2010

(Orange, Olive & Brown)

"Fall Corn"

Sorry for the dark photo, this was taken late tonight...when I finally finished it! I have to post it tonight 'cause it's off to Vegas and Cali. tomorrow....

Card base is from (S.E.I.) "Dill Blossom" pack, one side is brown, other is orange, too perfect! I used (Spellbinder's) Classic Scalloped Border Petite S4-239 on it, and added some ribbon. "Happy Autumn" is a new saying from (JFF) B3428. I stamped it with (Memento) Tuxedo Black ink and highlighted it with (CS) Smooch: Pumpkin, Green Apple & Siren.
All edges are of course inked with (CB) Chestnut Roan. "Fall Corn Swag," is another new stamp from (JFF) E3440. For this image, I once again used my Memento ink pad, then colored it with (LA) "Twinkling H20's", *list at bottom of post. I also accented it with the Smooch colors listed above, as well as Gold Lame. The acorn top is (Copic) E29 Burnt Umber with some (CTMH) liquid glass over it.
After I had it all colored and dried, mostly, I cut it out using (Spellbinder's) Big Scalloped Oval small S4-252.

*H20's used: Sunflower, Yellow Rose, Persimmon, Orange Peel, Key Lime & Moss Green.

Hope you liked the card...I will be back for challenge #24 (hopefully) :)

Friday, July 23, 2010

(Blue, Grey & Yellow)

Crazy Cat

The actual name of the *new* JFF stamp is Kitty Power E3450...but I like Crazy Cat :)
My cat is stamped onto MME Dreamy 2 "On the Dot" paper, cut out using Spellbinder's Classic Square small S4-128, and colored with Copic markers *list below. You can't tell from the picture, but the cat is sparkly grey. I used my sliver Spica pen to trace all around the cat.
Card background is TPC Neutral Grey, on top of that I added MME Penny Lane "Robin's Egg" paper. Using Spellbinder's Classic Scalloped Inverted Square small S4-197, I cut out a "frame" on the front of the card.
Wish Big! is a *new* JFF stamp as well, it's from the Sentiment 1 sheet UMS7018. After stamping my saying I once again used a Spellbinder's die to cut out the tag. This time it's Tags Trio S3-148. Now don't quote me here...but it's my understanding that all the new "little sayings" from Just For Fun fit into these tags!!! :) awesome!
Finishing touches are ribbon, button and *jingle*bells from my stash.

*Copics used: YG09 Lettuce green, YR09 Chinese Orange, BG45 Nile Blue & Y06 Yellow

Friday, July 16, 2010

Baby Shower card

I made this for my friend Heather's baby shower. We're going to my hometown, Naturita, this weekend, for "Daphne's shower." Poor kid, the party is for her and she's not even born yet to enjoy it! :p
This is a pattern that I had to trace and cut by hand, then used my SU polka dots folder on. I added lace, buttons and ribbon to dress it up a bit.
(Orange, Brown & Yellow)

"Sunflower Seeds"

So, first reaction to these colors was "Oh no!" But luckily my new stamps I was able to make a fall card. Whew! :)

These colors are alot more vivid in person! But anyways...card base is orange, and I added green and brown as background colors. I know green wasn't one of the colors, but it needed something... This paper is all scraps from last year when I was making fall stuff, so no idea where it's from.
The sunflower stamp is one of Just For Fun's "new arrivals," G3430 Fall Floral. I stamped it twice using (Memento) Tuxedo Black, then colored it with Copic's *list at bottom. I colored all sunflowers twcie, since I cut out one set and added them using pop-up dots, to my card. "Fuzzy acents" are Flower Soft in Ivory (wheat) and Nut Brown (sunflower centers).
Sunflower seed bag is a brown paper bag that I cut to size, glued a baggy with sunflower seeds inside, and then sewed around it, to keep everything in place.
I added ribbon, hemp and a tag that I drew to the bag, 'cause it was a little plain. I used (JFF) UMS7000 Alphabet sheet to add "25 cents" to tag.
For my sign, I wrote "Sunflower Seeds," then airbrushed it with Copics and added some brads.

I am still not in the mood for Fall yet...but making this card was fun.

*Copics used: E29 Burnt Umber, YR09 Chinese Orange, Y06 Yellow, YG09 Lettuce Green & YG41 Pale Green

Friday, July 9, 2010

(Light Blue, Brown & Cream)

"Gone Fishing"

For this card, the paper I used is all (MME) "Just Dreamy 2" Dashing Dots (brown) & Delightful Unique (plaid); and "Penny Lane" Free Bird (blue).
As always edges are chalked with (CB) Chestnut Roan.
The fishing girl is from (JFF) Pin Up Girls UMS7006, and is stamped with (Memento) Tuxedo Black, so I could color it with my (Copic) markers *colors used at end of post.
My "scrabble tiles" are from (JFF) Alphabet Sheet UMS7000. I stamped them with (SU) Chocolate Chip, air brushed them with copic markers and then added the #'s (from Scrabble). They are adhered to the card with pop-up dots, so I could "weave" my fishing line (thread)through the word "Fishing." I had intended to sew around the card, but I ended up dong this at 11pm last night, and I don't see too well to sew at night, so it is what it is! :)
Finishing touches are: brads, ribbon & button from my stash.

*Cpoics used: E29 Burnt Umber, BG45 Nile Blue, E01 Pink Flamingo, Y06 Yellow & R29 Lipstick Red

Thursday, July 8, 2010

So using my scraps from the CTD challenge I made this card for my mom's birthday today. Sorry Mom, it's made from leftovers :p
Paper is all Basic Grey's Euphoria line. Nested birds are from Spellbinders S4-180 and stamp is JFF WB8010.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Color Throwdown Challenge #100

JFF is sponsoring the 100th Color Throwdown Challenge and will be giving away a $25 gift certificate. To enter to win this and other fabulous prizes go to Color Throwdown's blog, where prizes are listed as well as the link for everyone to upload their own creations to participate in the challenge.

Now, in case you didn't know...the above colors are from Stampin' Up. Unfortunately, I do not have those paper colors; but I was able to find solid colors from Bazzill's cardstock and printed paper from Basic Grey's Euphoria line at Michaels, that I think match very well. All Just For Fun stamps used are from the Collage Unmounted Set UMS7002.

So, to start.....card is 6x6 (Bazzill) "Ruby Slipper," background stripes are (Basic Grey) "Bless," and I sticthed all around the edges. I actually dragged my sewing machine out and sewed on my card!!! I was so stressed...I cannot sew straight and I was scarred to death of messing up my paper; if I would've sewed any slower I think I would've been doing it by hand. :0

Next, I used my (Spellbinders) S5-002 Labels 10 to cut out both (B) Ruby Slipper, which I used (Stampin Up) perfect polka dot embossing folder on, and (BG) "Delirium," which I stamped (Just For Fun) "dress form" stamp onto, using (Memento) Tuxedo Black ink.

The (JFF) "hand" is stamped onto (BG) "Fields" paper and cut out. The (JFF) "Tag" is stamped onto (B) "Vibrant Blue" and cut out as well as stamped again with (JFF) "Altered."

All edges are chalked with (Color Box) Chestnut Roan. Finishing touches are: lace, ribbon, button, hemp & pearls...all from my stash of goodies that I have aquired, but have no idea where they are from! :)

Hope you like the card and will participate in the 100th Color Throwdown Challenge!!!

Friday, July 2, 2010

(Purple, Blue & Green)


I will admit right now that I do not love this card. It did not turn out the way I wanted it too, but honestly I'm too sleep deprived to care. My daughter has been sick, so I haven't slept much the past 2 days---so glad it's a long weekend! :)

So, to start...background paper & ribbon are (SU) Bermuda Bay, so is the Rich Razzleberry paper that I used Spellbinder's Ric-rac diamond petite border (S4-243) on. The green is just some solid paper I had laying around. ah..recycling! :) I also cut the border die in green and cut it in half to use as an accent. Edges are chalked in (CB) Creamy Brown.
Stamps used are (JFF CB9039) Vintage Hat cube & (JFF D2971) Wearing Hats... Stamps are colored using Copic markers *colors listed below.
Finishing touches are a hat pin made from my (SU) pretties kit, and rhinestone accents added to the card for some bling.

*copics: E01 Pink Flamingo, R29 Lipstick Red (haha, that's what I used it for)!, E29 Burnt Umber, Y06 Yellow, YG09 Lettuce Green, V17 Amethyst & BG45 Nile Blue

Friday, June 25, 2010

(Pink, Green, Cream or White)


Since the colors were pink and green this time I HAD to use my American Beauties (JFF H2247) stamp. :)

To start, I stamped my image twice onto cream paper using (Memento) Tuxedo Black. Next, I used my new Twinkling H20's (LA)*color list at bottom of post. I'm still getting the hang of painting with the H20's but I think it turned out well for my first time using them. I colored some of the leaves and the roses twice, so I could cut them out, and use pop-up dots behind them to add dimension to my card. All leaves were highlighted with Green Apple smooch (CS). Once the image was colored and dried I used Labels 8 (Spellbinders S5019) to cut it out. All edges were chalked with olive pastel (CB)----I used a new color. Can you believe it? :)
All paper, ribbon and eyelets used for this card are scraps from my stash. I'm recycling too! The green striped paper I used my Flourish Impressabilities on (I2-1009). It doesn't show up well in the photo though. For my finishing touches I added "Love" from the With Love... (JFF WB8009) stamp, using (CTMH) Olive ink pad. I used my (SU) Pretties kit to make the hat pin and used the half pearls as embellishments.

*H2O's: Blushing Rose, Pink Azalea, Moss Green, Lemongrass & Key Lime

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Stampin' Up projects

This club meeting was part baby shower part father's day. This is both the cards we made on Saturday. The baby one is a template that we traced and cut out with paper of our choice. I chose plain pink so I could see the detail of their new embossing folder, lattice. (I ordered it)!

The father's day card was a little tricky. None of us knew how to tie ties! It took a little work, and I still don't know if it's right, but it works!

Friday, June 18, 2010

(Green, Blue & Yellow)

"Just a Note"

I bought this unusual pack of notecards at Michaels for $1, and just recently found them again. Amazing the things you'll find when you go through stuff! :) So I thought I would use one for today's challenge.

To start, I cut my stripe paper to fit the card and chalked the edges. All printed paper is (MME) "Wild Asparagus" and chalk is of course Chestnut Roan (CB). Next I added some scrap lace and ribbon, from my stash, to card. Tag is "Standard Tags" (Spellbinder's S3-1028). "Just a Note" (JFF WB8010) was stamped using (CTMH) Olive ink. Scalloped Doily (JFF A3231) was stamped in the corner using the same ink. I attached the tag to my ribbon using more stash goodies, hemp & button.
Vintage image is from "Girlfriends" line (CS), I love what she says: "I only have a kitchen because it came with the house!" Some days I feel like that. :p I added yellow paper (no clue where it's from, it was a scrap piece) behind the photo for some extra color, liquid glass (CTMH) and more buttons.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Stampin Up exchange card

So, as I've mentioned before when we get together for our S.U. club meeting we exchange cards. The theme this time is "baby."
I LOVE this new "Baby Girl"paper line for Heidi Grace Designs! I used "Stamps" for the background; and "New Arrival" for the pop-up. I just cut the little birds out and added Bazzill's "Spring Breeze" green behind it to make it pop. Accents are ribbon, hemp and buttons. Surprisingly enough I didn't even use my Chestnut Roan chalk around the edges! I put one card together before I realized I didn't chalk it, but I decided it looked cute anyways. :p

Baby card

I made this card for my "cousin-in-law" Jen. When we have our Stampin Up club party on Saturday, we are doing a baby shower for her. And we get to see Kenzie Lynn too (the baby)! :)

The paper for this card is all from CTMH; accents are ribbon, pearls and liquid glass.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

(Olive, Light Blue & Tan)

"Old World Map & Ship"

I found this "nautical" dimensional sticker from (PS), and decided to make a Father's Day card for this week's challenge.

Card base is Olive (TPC), with (MME) "Wild Asparagus" 'Father' paisely as the background. (JFF H1593) Old Sea Map background is stamped onto (MME) "W.A." khaki with (SU) chocolate chip ink. (JFF D2106) Tall Ship is stamped using the same ink onto (TPC) pastel blue paper. I then used (Spellbinder's S4-189) Labels 3, to "frame" the ship. To give the sails some detail I used (CS) Smooch "moonlight." Like always (CB) Chestnut Roan was used to chalk all the edges. To give the map a rougher texture around the edges I used my "pacman" (edge distresser). Accents from my stash are: hemp, eyelets, brads & pop-up dots behind the frame.

Thursday, June 3, 2010


"Shades of Brown---Coffee Beans"

For this challenge the obvious choice for me was Browns. What can I say, I was inspired by my coffee beans. :)

All paper is from (HL), but I don't know the shades, they weren't listed. All stamps are from the Coffee set (JFF UMS7014), and are stamped using Chocoltae chip (SU), except for the coffee bean cluster background; that was stamped using VersaMark (HL). My "window frame" was created using the Large Deckled Rectangles (Spellbinders S4-202). One in brown and cream. The sign was made from the inside pieces of the frames. The coffee beans are in a small bag that I glued to the frame. Pop up dots were used behind the frame, coffee cup and spoon.
Like the "dots" border? It's the backing from a piece of Magic Mesh. I guess it missed the trash can, I found it on my desk and thought "that'd be perfect!" You never know what you'll use!!!
Accents are: Haute ribbon (AC), Cabochons (MR), eyelets (MM) and a button & hemp from my stash.