Sunday, May 30, 2010

summer challenge on southernbreezes

Had this one made already too !  This is a digi image i found for free online (can not remember where though)

I cut an oval of acetate, ran that through the CB using a multidot folder to mimic water......Makes me want to be on a tube, floating with a pina colada in hand on a sunny beach with aquamarine colored water.....ahhhh, only 200+ days to go for that wish to come true.

This fat cat has a pink brad for a nose.....must have gotten a bit too much sun? The image is colored with copic markers.....they give a nice watery color to any image. The stamp is an old $$ Michaels find.  One can always dream, right?

Thursday, May 27, 2010

puzzle pieces

i saw cards with this theme on splitcoaststampers......and remembered i had a red sizzix die of puzzle pieces, never out of it's case.

so............i put coordinating cardstock from the safari pack onto chip board and cut out two i could make two cards.  missing you sounded interesting, one piece missing....get it?

....the stamp is from mega messages (PTI).

Monday, May 24, 2010

shades of brown challenge for southernbreezes

i had two that fit the bill for this week's challenge.....brown may be my new favorite color

the first is an easel easy to make.  love this sentiment....... the background cardstock is from a mini stack of safari prints

here's the side view....a little bit of leopard ribbon and two copper brads complete the card.... the card is held open by a button strategically placed.

next one is made using PTI fly away this little is a happy plane i think.  the background paper is from a PTI stack...hodgepodge.  while stamping on the linen-like cardstock....some texture happens on the plane itself...unintended, but nifty

cake.....and champagne

one more shot...maybe two

jen struggling in the wind with the long veil

Saturday, May 22, 2010

our jennifer is married

congratulations to the happy couple......
tom and jen were married by a good friend of theirs in AZ today....may 22, 2010
   good for them !!
jen wore my veil.....made by my mother for my wedding a little more than 42 years ago.
we can not wait to hear the details.....they are having a party at their home in NH end of june to celebrate with family and close friends

Sunday, May 16, 2010

paint chip challenge

we are leaving for a week in Hilton Head, SC....but i happened to have made this awhile back.  one paint strip had three colors of yellow....perfect for this southernbreezes weekly challenge !

the stamp is a $$ stamp from Michaels....the sentiment is from PTI Green Thumb....and so true !  papers from a variety of scraps.....a bit of stickels for the poofs on the shoes and DONE !

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


stamp from green thumb set (PTI) is stamped again, cut out and popped mat made by using scalloped square nestie....

this image from
my cyber friend Shelia (i have spelled your name wrong sorry!) made a pretty card using this and  other images from that site....really nifty.

this makes me want to go on a picnic !!  maybe it was the red gingham paper that did it?

easy easy flower

i cut 9 small flowers using a nestability die....from a crepe paper streamer of all things !

just layered them, attached with a brad and popped on the card.....i think it is a happy little card.

i seem to favor the 4 1/4 square cards lately.....

the leaves are from the Blooming button bits set (PTI).....cut out and creased to give dimension....the patterned square has two edges rounded...sort of flower like.....2 little gems on the bottom are just a wink !!

weekly sobreeze challenge

this is a recipe card:
3 circles
3 layers of paper (not including base)
3 repeating images

my busy bee is repeating.....layers of paper include PTI CS/designer paper and one from an archiver's sale bundle.....a bit of diamond dust on the edges and wings.....

 inside has the sentiment

Sunday, May 9, 2010

cute airplanes

these two are from a small PTI set....Fly it.

memento ink, a bit of a crackle background stamp.....good for kids or folks going on vacation or guys....versatile set !

Saturday, May 8, 2010

sail away

this stamp is from the masculine motifs set (PTI)..... i used markers on the stamp so i could get more than one color on it......background navy is embossed with the stars CB embossing checkered paper from a stack bought long ago.  the button serves as a sun (i hope).

this is my first attempt to have a frame around the card....still haven't gotten the hang of doing that, but it's a start.

hedgehog cutie

penny black hedgehog...such a happy little guy !  matted using a scalloped rectangle nestie.....paper from a sale pack at Archivers....memento ink, copics and a touch of glossy accents on the small flower.....
i love her hedgies !

Friday, May 7, 2010

more happy flowers

paper from a sale pack at Archivers.....more Martha S punched flowers.....and a bit of lace from a a MS border punch....various buttons finish it off.

inside: SU round label punch, greeting can be lifted from it's pocket. ( a friend said i should include some card insides....most of mine are interactive and not one seems to be the here it is)

card base.....PTI kraft CS.

happy flowers

used a martha stewart punch for these flowers....cut from CS scraps.
background paper from PTI...various buttons......happy happy flowers !

Thursday, May 6, 2010

cute basket

got directions from, just love gina K's tutorials and paper.

this was made with an 8.5x 8.5 piece of cardstock......and some pti floral paper.  i have no use for it yet, but i just had to try it. the stamp is SU.....used versafine ink.....and some diamond dust and a button.  there is one on each side.  hope you give this a whirl.....pretty sturdy container.  perhaps i can use it for gifts....maybe for 4x4 card sets

Sunday, May 2, 2010

scrunched flower

made this flower with a die set from PTI (beautiful blooms II)...large, medium and small flower....misted and scrunched up......secured by a gold brad.....there is a bit of glittered tulle in it for some depth.  the leaves are made with a leaf nestability die...metallic lavender background was made with a nestability die as well.

spring card for weekly challenge

....Bloomin' button bits....from PTI.  it is my newest favorite set.

stamped the leaves with chalk ink and embossed with clear embossing powder...various buttons comprise the flowers....butterfly made with a martha stewart pink wire for her antennae.....

happy spring !