Monday, February 25, 2013

Birthday Week

Hi all!

It's Kim here, again.

The end of February/ beginning of March means a lot of birthday cards.
My twins turn 16 this week! 
Also, my daughter's boyfriend turned 17 last week and she asked me to make him a card. 

I wanted something simple enough for a teenage boy, without any flair.

The above card is about as simple as it gets. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Happy Hello

For today I pulled out this birdie I had from Unity Stamp Co which I haven't used.  I paired him with some great Webster's papers and a Unity Sentiment.

I decided to paper piece the bird as well which I think gives him some fun color.  

Are you pulling out your old stamps and papers and using them?  Let us know.

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, February 18, 2013

Congrats Love Couple

Hey there friends!  Maria here this week with a few cards using some older images in my stash.

Today I have a wedding card themed one using an adorable image by Stamp Oasis.

Isn't this the cutest image?  The Congrats sentiment is by Unity Stamp Co.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Thursday, February 14, 2013


Happy Valentine's Day!
For today I made this cute Valentine's card. I have had this stamp set in a drawer and have never inked any of the stamps until now, but I think that I will make a few more cards using that little cupid before I put this away.
Stamps, papers and ribbon are all from Stampin' Up, and so is the cute heart embossing folder.
We are celebrating Valentine's Day by having a dinner picked by the kids. Lucky for me they want french dip sandwiches, easy peasy, dinner is already cooking in the crock pot and the house smells great. I am off to bake some cupcakes, and hopefully craft a little during nap time today.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

You make my heart Flutter

Hi, Eva here again with a card for you today. I apologize for the not so great picture, but it has been grey and dark here for a few days, and my 3 year old "fixed" my good camera,  now it does not work. So I am stuck with using an old camera that is not so good unless the lighting is great.

These stamps are from an older Kit of the Month from Unity.  I decided to try doing a chalkboard look for this card, sort of a new technique with my old stamps.The red polka dot paper is from PTI and has been in my stash for ages.
I am off to make some Valentine's for tomorrow, and do damage control so Vaughnie does not "fix" anything else around here :)

Monday, February 11, 2013

Thank You!

This week a friend asked me to help her make some thank you cards for her FRG group helpers. She wanted to be able to include a pack of gum, and here is the card I came up with for her.

I put a pack of hot chocolate in this one, since my house has two teenagers and we are always out of gum.

The military stamps have been in my stash for years, they are from from Art Declassified, and they were perfect for this card. Since my friends husband is in the artillery, I added the red ribbon for the artillery red color they use. Not sure where the camo paper came from, it has been in my stash for a very long time, and I was so happy to finally use it.
Happy Monday to everyone!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Rainy Days

I've been in the studio today, enjoying the cooler weather and rain. We had a nice thunderstorm which sent all the animals into hiding. I pulled out some of my old Stampin' Up! patterned papers to create this cutie:

I created 2 raised layers (been loving that!) with inked edges. I cut the banner, stitched the side of the other patterned paper panel, and dyed-to-match 2 Prima flowers. I added just a little bling to accentuate the triangle design that pleases the eye so well.

I hope you're staying warm and dry, and that you feel inspired to pull out some of your older supplies and show them some love.

Ta for now!

Cardstock: Gina K Designs
Patterned Paper: Stampin' Up
Ink: Memento and Distress
Embellishments: Robin's Nest dew drops, Prima flowers, misc rhinestones and bakers twine

Friday, February 8, 2013

Love Bug

Howdy! I'm saying prayers for all of my friends in the path of Nemo. Wow. What a poor name choice, NOAA. You know, Valentine's day is very near. Do you have your gift ready for your sweetie? I don't have a sweetie this year, so I'm doing my own little treat for myself.

One of the great things about resetting my studio is the rediscovery of images I bought long ago. These poor little bugs were probably dying in the stack of rubber! This is a set from Unity back in 2010. I really need to show all of my older images some daylight.

I hope you are safe and warm wherever you are. I'm looking forward to sharing another project with you very soon!

Ta for now,


Cardstock: Gina K Designs
Ink: Distress and Memento
Images: Unity Kit Of The Month, Feb 2010

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Bugging You

Here's a sweet little card for you. It was one of several I made for Splicoast Stampers' virtual stamp night. Do you play along? There are sweet challenges, and loads of love to be shared.

There will be another VSN March 1 and 2, so keep a lookout for the announcement, and come play along!

I can't believe this week is almost over. It's been busy and full, but I still managed a little crafting time. This card is from Gina K Design's 3rd anniversary set. I hope it inspires you to add a little whimsy into your life!

Ta for now,


Cardstock: GKD
Patterned Paper: Stampin' Up!
Stamps: GKD 3rd Anniversary Set, Petals & Wings stamp TV set (sentiment)
Ribbon: Offray
Punch: EK Success
Brads: GKD

Monday, February 4, 2013

Monday Monday

It was a fast and furious weekend, capped by a great Super Bowl. I really enjoyed most of the commercials, too, except that Go.Daddy one. Shudder! Eww. Ok, so this will provide some mental floss to get that image out of our minds.

I made this clean and simple card for the Splitcoast Virtual Stamp Night Challenge hosted by Theresa. She had us follow a recipe - 2 birds, 3 types of embellishments, and 4 bright colors! I used the sketch for CAS challenge 204 (also on Splitcoast).

Here's hoping your Monday isn't one of 'those' Mondays. Thanks for stopping by!


Cardstock, Gina K Designs pure luxury
Patterned paper, Stampin' Up!
Stamps, Unity Nothing but Blue Skies KOTM Feb 2010
Inks, Distress (sentiment and yellow edging), SU markers on rubber 
Pearls, Mark Richards
Ribbon, Offray
Punch, EK Success