Cherry On Top

Thursday, September 30, 2010

I received this award from Keva, a sweet and talented fellow blogger.  In honor of this award, I have to share a photo, reveal 3 things about myself that you probably don't already know, and nominate 5 people whose blogs I find inspirational. 

  I usually don't like photos of me, but this one isn't too bad. 

3 things you don't know about me:
1. I love to play games.  Board games, card games, and especially word games like Boggle and Scrabble.  
2. My dream vacation would be to go to New Zealand.
3. I have a huge sweet tooth!  

5 blogs that have that something extra:
Andrea Joseph: I just love her illustrations.  They are so full of detail!
Fiona Richards: She finds some of the most beautiful and inspiring objects out there from jewelry to furniture to stationery.
Regina Mangum:  Regina makes such creative and beautiful cards.


Il Papiro

Wednesday, September 29, 2010






My mother and father-in-law just returned from a trip to Italy.  They had a wonderful time and my mother-in-law took about 2,000 pictures while they were there!  They brought back all of these beautiful hand colored papers from Il Papiro in Venice.  The tan and yellow ones are large, about 3ft x 2ft.  The others vary in size from about 8x10in. to 5x7in.
They are so gorgeous! 

Papertrey Ink Blog Candy

Monday, September 27, 2010

Visit Moonlight Creations for a chance to win these awesome prizes! 
Happy Monday!

Little Trick or Treater

Sunday, September 26, 2010


I love this little scene!  I turned the Boards and Beams house into bricks with a black liner pen and my copics.  I used the Tiny Treats Halloween treat bag to cut out these mini pumpkins.  I stamped the monster and then put the ghost over him to make it look like a little kid in a costume.  I had a lot of fun making this card.  Good thing I have 5 nephews, it gives me a reason to make so many Halloween cards;)
Have a great day!

Cardstock: PTI Kraft, Summer Sunrise, White
Paper: PTI Autumn Abundance
Stamps: PTI Boards and Beams, TT Halloween
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Copics, Ribbon

Papertrey Ink September Blog Hop Challenge

Saturday, September 25, 2010


These vintage inspired Christmas ornaments were created using the umbrellas stamps from Scattered Showers.

I have learned so many things from fellow stampers.  From techniques to color combinations.  From new product lines to must have tools.  From challenges to inspiration.  But, the most important thing I have learned from all of my fellow stampers is how versatile all these products we collect are! Whether you are limited on funds for your stamping supplies or just like to make the most of your purchases, there is more to our supplies than meets the eye.  I love to play with my supplies, often without the intention of creating a final product.  I find it so satisfying when I can learn to see things in a different way.  I find that for me, this only (or most often) comes from experimenting.  I have often gone to my favorite blogs, and there are many, and said ,"Wow, I never would have thought to use it that way!".  I find that so inspiring!!  So, thanks everyone for sharing your creativity with me.  It has made me push myself to become more creative too.  Enjoy the Hop today:)



Red Glitter Ornament Card
Cardstock: PTI Pure Poppy
Stamps: PTI Scattred Showers, Peaceful Poinsettia, Polka Dot Basics
Ink: Color Box Fresh Snow, Glue Pad
Other: White Gel Pen, Prisma Glitter

White Ornament Card
Cardstock: PTI Vintage Cream, Kraft, Aqua Mist
Paper: My Mind's Eye
Stamps: PTI Scattered Showers, Peaceful Poinsettia
Ink: Versamark, Memento Black

OLW: Inspired By Nature

Thursday, September 23, 2010

This week's One Layer Wednesday is Inspired By Nature.  It couldn't have come at a better time.  Tomorrow is my husband's birthday! 





Cardstock: PTI Rustic Cream
Stamps: PTI Leaf Prints and Delightful Dahlia
Ink: Memento Brown, PTI Chamomile, Versamark
Other: Corner Rounder, Gold Embossing Powder

I Want To Suck Your Blood

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

For this card I used the very same layout as a previous Halloween card I made. I wanted to make another Halloween card for one of my other nephews so I just changed the focal image. It made this card come together very quickly, which I love on a weeknight when I don't have as much time as I would like to sit down and create.
Made it over the hump! The weekend is right around the corner. Friday is Ryan's birthday. Should be fun!

Cardstock: PTI Pure Poppy, White

Paper: My Mind's Eye

Stamps: PTI TT Halloween, Just For You, Friendship Jars, Simple Alphabet

Ink: PTI Pure Poppy, Memento Black

Other: Copics, Fiskars Upper Crest Border Punch, Ribbon ,Gems


Christmas Cardinal

Tuesday, September 21, 2010




This set is so versatile. The first card I made using it was very summery and bright. The same set used here is perfect for Christmas!
Hope you are having a great day!


Cardstock: PTI White, Pure Poppy, Smokey Shadow
Stamps: PTI Peaceful Poinsettia, Round and Round 2009 Anniversary Set
Ink: Memento Black, PTI New Leaf, Pure Poppy
Other: Copics, Prisma Glitter, Ribbon, Fiskars Scallop Circle Punch, MS Scallop Border Punch, Fiskars Corner Rounder

Sunflowers

Friday, September 17, 2010


I'm so excited for the weekend. We are spending the evening with some good friends. I'm looking forward to relaxing, talking, and eating:) Have a great weekend!

Cardstock: PTI Spring Moss, White, Lemon Tart
Paper: PTI Bitty Dot Basics
Stamps: PTI Anniversary Set 2009, Garden of Life
Ink: Memento Brown, Cantaloupe, Tangelo
Other: Ribbon, Corner Rounder, Clear Dome Stickers, MS Scallop Border Punch

OLW: 3+1

Friday, September 17, 2010


This week's One Layer Wednesday challenge is to use 3 images plus one sentiment.

Cardstock: PTI Vintage Cream

Stamps: Fancy Flourishes, Scattered Showers

Ink: Memento Brown, PTI Spring Rain

Other: Fiskars Corner Rounder

Autumn Blessings

Wednesday, September 15, 2010






Cardstock: PTI Rustic Cream, Orange Zest
Paper: PTI Autumn Abundance
Stamps: PTI Leaf Prints, Fancy Flourishes, Autumn Abundance
Ink: Memento Brown, Cantaloupe, Tangelo, PTI Tea Dye Duo
Other: Ribbon

From Nernia

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Today I received this beautiful gift from Nernia! She so generously gave away one of her PTI Anniversary sets on her blog. Along with the set, she sent me this beautiful card!Thanks Nernia!


Have a great day!

Family & Friends

Tuesday, September 14, 2010



Thanks for coming by. Have a great day!

Cardstock: PTI Rustic Cream, Kraft
Paper: PTI Autumn Abundance and Bitty Box Basics
Stamps: PTI Boards and Beams
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Flower Soft, Copics, Fiskars Scallop Border Punch
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