Pezzy is Sick!

pad_pezzyissick__tbuAwwww, poor thing! No one like to see a sick baby! I just love this image from Pez-a-Doodle Designs. It is so fun! It’a called Stamp Snifflin’ with Pezzy –  and it really could not be any sweeter!

I used all sorts of goodies that are available at Pez-a-Doodle Designs on this card. My image is stamped using Adirondack Ink in Pesto. I’ve never used Adirondack inks before, and was very impressed with them! I colored my image with Copics, and Pezzy’s tooth is colored with a white gel pen. For the Rx lettering, I used Tim Holtz Distress Stickles  in Peeled Paint to “color” it.  Then I used Fruit Punch Stickles to add corner dots and a row across the dp – just for some fun bling! I also used a glitter gel pen to add some oomph to the dp – on the butterfly and the swirls. It’s hard to see in the pic, I know!

Marti has tons of things in the store on sale, and CHA goodies are coming in by the truckload! Flower Soft is now available, Grungeboard is in stock, and you have to check out all of the Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powders! Happy Shopping!!!!!

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The Gift of Coffee

lps_coffeegift_tbuThis is a super simple project using one of the new releases from {Little Paper Shop} called Make Your Own Mug. I bought a bag of Starbucks coffee (mmmmm…..) and wrapped it in cardstock and dp. Then I used my long rectangle nestabilities to make a front panel for it. I stamped the sentiment, tied on a ribbon, and placed my cutout coffee bag at the bottom. All in all, I’d say this took maybe 15 minutes? And I think it is a great hostess gift at a dinner aprty, or a fab little “just because” gift. Who doesn’t love Starbucks coffee? Actually, I’m having a hard time giving this away! It smells so good, I want to keep it! I tried to give it to my husband as a gift, hoping he’d brew a pot, but he said it was too nice for him to open! What??

For some reason the pic looks crooked, but I promise it isn’t!!! I hate it when that happens  – it drives me nuts! 🙂 Hope everyone has a great Monday, and that you are off work like I am!!! Yippee!!!

Stamps: LPS Make Your Own Mug
Paper: Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Creamy Caramel, BG dp
Ink: Creamy Caramel
Accessories: twill ribbon, nesties, package of coffee

Blossoming Embrace

This is a completely simple, straightforward card. I set out to do the color combo challenge over on SCS. About 3/4 of the way through the card, I realized that it would look better if the mat was Chocolate Chip instead of Close to Cocoa. SO what did I do? I cheated. My ink is Close to Cocoa, though!!!

I did feel like my piece of Basic Grey dp (the name of the line is escaping me, but I’ll find out and post it here)was too light, so I stamped the Sanded background on it, and then sponged all over it in Close to Cocoa. Much better.

My little image panel is done in the “cracked glass” style. But the light is bad, so you can’t really see the cracks. Trust me, they are there!!!!

Stamps: Embrace Life, Sanded
Paper: Blush Blossom, Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Versamark
Accessories: ribbon, word window punch, primas, brad, dimensionals, clear ep
Techniques: cracked glass

Parade of Pink Elephants

I thought I’d make a fairly quick, fun card for a friend who is making some major changes in her life, and starting down a whole new path. I’m excited for her, and I know she is thrilled to start a whole new direction for her life, and her daughter’s.

I also wanted to use some paper from my growing scrap pile. It’s getting too big for the several bins I have it in! So I went with a “pastel jungle” kind of theme. All of the stamps are from Lizzie Anne Designs’ Born to be Wild set. I love elephants, and think it is so sweet the way they will walk and hold onto another elephant’s tail. So I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to line up my row of Pretty in Pink and Regal Rose ellies. The grass is an idea I totally stole from Bethany, who did it on this card, and I love it. Would you believe it is the giraffe’s mane? It is! I stamped it in Certainly Celery and River Rock, and used a blender pen on it for some depth.

My ribbon loops were created using sticky strip – I just folded the pieces over. My sentiment word windows are actually on large sentiment, inked up separately so that I could put it on two punched pieces. They are lightly sponged with River Rock.

There is more Lizzie Anne Designs blog candy today, over on Sherry’s blog and on Zena’s blog. Be sure to enter!

Stamps: LAD Born to be Wild
Paper: Pretty in Pink, River Rock, Regal Rose, Whisper White, Basic Grey dp
Ink: Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, River Rock, Certainly Celery
Accessories: gg ribbon, SU brads, word window punch, sponge, blender pen

Tomorrow is the big day!

River RubiesI’m so excited, I can barely type! Tomorrow is the big kick off for the Lizzie Anne Designs Anniversary Celebration – and I love a good celebration!! Who doesn’t?? If you aren’t subscribed to the newsletter, be sure to go to their homepage and do that, quick! You don’t want to miss a single detail of what is coming up.

I’ll be featuring cards made with Lizzie Anne Designs stamps all week long. This is a super simple one, made with the Fun to be Floral set. I loved the dp, from Basic Grey, and reeally wanted to let it be the focus. So I used two square punches to punch out a space in the lower corner, and white craft ink to stamp the sentiment in there. I stamped a few flowers and sprinkled them around the square. In the opposite upper corner I added two strips punched out with the word window punch, to balance things out. Simple, yes?

Stamps: LAD Fun to be Floral
Paper: Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip, River Rock, Pretty in Pink, Basic Grey Infuse dp
Ink: Ruby Red, Whisper White craft
Accessories: word window punch, pretty in pink brads, 1 3/8″ and 1 1/4″ square punches

Peaceful Poppies

***Countdown to the Lizzie Anne Designs Anniversary Celebration: 7 more days!!***

A friend of my husband’s lost her mother late last week, and I made this card for her. You may have heard me say before how hard I find sympathy cards. I always struggle with these because I just cannot ever seem to find the images to convey what I want to say.

The card is simple, and beautiful I think. My main image panel is stamped with the Inkandinkado Poppies stamp, with Close to Cocoa ink. I inked up the Sanded background (how did I live without this for so long??) with True Thyme ink and stamped it off once before putting it on my main image. I sponged the edges with the Close to Cocoa ink as well. Then I covered the whole thing in Versamark and clear embossing powder. Several times.  The sentiment is from one of the All Year Cheer sets – it is part of a larger one, and I just inked up part of it with a marker.

I ticket punched the corners, added jumbo eyelets to the main image, and finished off with a small bit of ribbon tied in a knot.

Stamps: AYC, Inkadinkado Poppies
Paper: True Thyme, Confetti White, Close to Cocoa, BG dp
Ink: Clsoe to Cocoa, True Thyme, Versamark
Accessories: gg ribbon, clear ep, jumbo eyelets, ticket corner punch

Figgy Gift Cards

Sorry for the delay in posting – it’s been crazy getting ready for the holidays! DH and I went on a gift card buying spree this weekend, to send to family members that are spread all over the country. I knew I wanted to put them in some sort of cute little holder. Well, when I saw this , by MaryAnnDOLN, in the gallery, I just knew I had to case it!! I just love the idea of little criss-cross cards for holding gift cards! How genius is she???? Thanks for letting borrow your inspiration, Mary Ann!

My cards were done using the criss-cross tutorial on SCS, I just shrunk my measurements to about 3″ x 4″ for the “pocket” part. So instead of a piece that was 4 .25″ x 11 for the long panel, mine were 3″ x 8″. I scored it at 4″. I’ve never done these cards before, but I’ve been drooling over them forever. They are super easy, and the end result is phenomenal!!

I didn’t do the belly band for them, because we lost power the afternoon that I was working on them, and my toddler got antsy. So my crafting time was cut a bit short (at least I got it, though!) But I love love love love this Figgy Pudding dp, so leaving them off wasn’t a terrible decision, imo 🙂

These are so fun! I’ll definitely be making more from now on!