Monday, April 25, 2011


PaperTrey April Blog Hop

Time to Relax
I have to dedicate this card to my husband who faithfully drove over nine hours one
way to our spring break destination. It took so long because of all the tornado damage in the Carolinas.
 We made it and he never complained!

Creative Details:
Image and sentiment: PaperTrey Ink
Embellishments: buttons and grosgrain ribbon, tape border


Stay Warm Harted

Sunday, April 24, 2011


Dare to be fabulous

Creative Details:
Image: House Mouse
Colors: Copic Markers in blush, cream, cool grey, napoli yellow,
tender pink, apricot, leaf green, willow
Embellishments: pearls, diamond stickles, flowers, chipboard bees, ribbon
Tools; Nestabilities Labels 6, scalloped punch, border lattice punch, corner rounder

Paper Sundaes (#66 sparkle, pearls, die cut, yellow)
Pile it on (#17 two or more ribbons
Sentimental Sunday (3 punches)
Stamptacular Sunday (#108 five layers)

Have a "Fabulous" day!
Stay Warm Harted,

Friday, April 22, 2011

It's Easter

It's Easter.
Time for a bunny.
Time for colored egg.
Time for pretty flowers.

The Creative Details:
Image: Penny Black
Colors: Copic Markers in cream, milky white, apricot. lilac,
 mallow, tender pink, sand
Embellishments: glittered foam eggs and flower,
 butterfly sticker, pearls, stickles
Tools: Scalloped punch 

Creatalicious Challenges (Easter in pink, yellow, blue & green)
Do You Stack Up (Easter Blog Hop)
Digital Tuesday (#107 Pretty Punches)
Flutterby Wednesdays (#151 Butterfly, fairy - open)
Kaboodle Doodles (#63 Easter)
Pile it On (Smells Like Rubber)
365 Cards (#50 Blog Header for Inspiration)

Have a lovely Easter
Stay Warm Harted

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Button up Spring...

Flowers in Full Bloom
Lots of Spring Colors
 Polka Dots
Sassy Buttons

Creative Details
Image: Doodle Pantry
Colors: Copic Markers in tender pink, prawn, lilac, cool shadow, leaf green, willow
Embellishments: grosgrain ribbon, colored rhinestones,
pearls, canvas border (Little Yellow Balloon)

ABC (sparkle)
Card Makin Mamas (#19 Spring colors)
Cute Card Thursday (#161 no text)
Doodle Pantry (Stock the Pantry #1 buttons/Doodle Pantry image)
Paper Play (#16 Easter or Spring)
Stamp Something (Recipe of flowers,buttons, sparkle)
Tuesday Throwdown ( #45 polka dots)

Where did my creative adventure take me today? Having spent my spring break in the South I was mesmerized by all the flowers in full bloom. We visited a large university with little "secret" gardens tucked away here and there with bursts of colors from gorgeous flowers. I had to try and replicate it on paper.

Stay Warm Harted,

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Stair step girls...

A Stair Step Card
Sweet Girls - "How Does your Garden Grow"
What Could Be Better!

Creative Details:
Images: Whoopsi Daisy (digis)
Colors: Copic Markers in apricot, blush, cool shadow, napoli yellow, tender pink,
leaf green, smokey blue
Embellishments: banner (My Minds Eye), butterfly (K&Co), silk flowers

Digital Tuesday (#106 Little Women)
Dutch Dare (#108 Fancy Folds)
Paper Sundaes (#64 Childhood Memories)
Paper Variety (#29 Flowers)
Prairie Fairy Fridays (#50 Nursery Rhymes)
Simon Says (For a Child)
Whoopsi Daisy (Vintage)
365 Cards (#43 Fancy Folds)

Be Happy
It's Spring
Stay Warm Harted,

Monday, April 11, 2011

Gratitude Gift Set

Expressing gratitude is always a great gesture.
Here is a gift set that makes the gesture even better.

The pink envelope is oversized to hold the little note cards. I found a font that looks very similar to the stamp and used that on the large envelope package.
 Each card followed the same sketch but different color themes were used.

This would make a great little gift to bring to graduation parties. My daughter who is graduating from high school this year is already receiving invitations to parties. I plan to package these charming cards up and tuck a little gift card inside also. My friend Alexa did this last year for her daughter who attended numerous parties. She even made thank you card sets for the boys and they were a big hit all around. Since you end up mass producing cards the trick is to keep them simple but colorful.

Creative Details:
Image: Seaside Stamping, Inc.
Patterned paper/Solids
Ribbon, Pearls

Moxie Fab World (Card Set Challenge)
Pile it On (Say it in Style)

 Show gratitude to others.
Stay Warm Harted,

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Spring Chick..

Spring Chick...Pretty in Pink

 Creative Details:
Image: Fresh Brewed Designs (digi)
Colors: Copic Markers in apricot, tender pink, light prawn, salad, robins egg blue
Patterned Paper: DCWV (Citrus)
Embellishments, pearls, diamond stickles, satin ribbon, silk rose
Tools/supplies: Corner rounder, mounting foam 

Crafty Sentiments (Glitter it Up)
Crafty Pad (#116 Spring)
Flutter By Wednesday (#149 Open with butterfly, fairy or angel ) 
Rubber Cafe (#12 Easter & Spring)
Simon Says (Spring)
2 Sisters (#34 Spring)
Wags and Whiskers (#51 Ribbons & Pearls)

Have a "pink" spring!
Stay Warm Harted,

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Tweet Easter...

Hello...and have a tweet Easter. 

 Creative Details:
Image: Meljens Designs (digi)
Colors: Copic Markers in cashmere, tender pink and cool grey
 Dye Ink: Pale green, ochre (Marvy Matchables)
Embellishments: Silk flowers (Prima), blue pearls, duck border,
yellow sheer ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon), diamond stickles
Techniques: Sponging ink, foam mounting

ABC Challenge (Ribbon)
Aly's Sunday Challenge (#39 Hippity, Hoppity Bunnies)
Do You Stack Up (#14 Yellow)
Digital Tuesday (#105 Easter Parade)
Dutch Dare (#107 Spring has Sprung)
Meljens Designs (#53 Easter Inspired)
Paper Play (#14 Critters Galore)
Simon Says Stamp (Spring Colors/Easter)
Stamps R Us (#18 Easter)

Have a "Hoppy" week.
Stay warm harted,

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

A Tisket, a Tasket...

...Time for a little spring Easter basket.
I wanted to make a little basket with a see through vignette -- like a sugared
Easter egg with a pretty scene inside. I made my own template for the basket
and it actually opens up to display a sentiment inside.

Creative Details:
Image: vintage girl from a postcard
Embellishments: Metal Frame, pastel pearls, velvet flowers (Prima),
silk flowers (Prima), vintage lace (A Million Memories), ribbon

Card Makin Mamas (#18 embellish it)
Craft Your Passion (#52 anything goes)
Kaboodle Doodles (#61 lets get girly)
Ooh la la (#77 Easter)
Paper Sundaes (#63 spring blossoms)
Paper Take Weekly (anything goes)
Pink Elephant (#97 Easter)
The Shabby Tea Room (#56 spring color)
Whoopsie Daisy (springtime)

Fill your spring basket up with happy thoughts.
Stay warm harted,

Friday, April 1, 2011

Friends blossom..

Friends Make Life Blossom.
Simple Phrase.
True in All Respects.

Creative Details:
Image: (Karen's Doodles - digital)
Sentiment: (Amuse Art Stamps)
Colors: Copic Markers in cashmere, lilac, tender pink,shadow pink,
 garnet, dark pink, new leaf, willow, sand, pale sepia
Embellishments: mauve pearls, satin ribbon,
diamond clear glaze (on flowers), silk flowers
Tools: Nestibilities (Fleur de Lis Squares)

Copic Creations (Favorite Copic Technique)
Craft Us Crazy (Spring or Easter)
Do You Stack Up (#13 clear, link pink, mauve)
Paper Garden Projects (Hybrid card -use a digi)
Prairie Fairy Fridays (#49 - Oh So Spring)
Really Reasonable Ribbon (#21 - die cut and ribbon)
Tuesday Throwdown (Floral)

Loved this spring basket. Loved coloring it in all these pretty shades.
Stay Warm Harted,