Sparkly Pezzycake!

pad_pezzycake_tbuOk,  is my love of Stickles obvious? I am thrilled with how well their sparkle is captured in this picture! I colored the cake with Copics, and then used Fruit Punch Stickles to “ice” the icing, lol. The platter and Pezzy are both Stickled out using Crystal Stickles. My sentiment looks messy on purpose – this one is for a frazzled mom, so she’ll get it!

What I love about the Pezzy Stamps is their size. I love a good image I can really color, and bling up. I also love the embellies I used on this card — aren’t they fab? I am pretty sure the hearts are handmade by Marti – yes you read that right! Also, the little squares at the bottom – HOW FUN ARE THEY??? Everyone should have some!!!!!

I’ve got some exciting news today, also – Pez-a-Doodle Designs is welcoming new designers to the team!!! Check out my sidebar and go visit them! Congrats to the new team members! This is a great team to join 🙂

And in more exciting news, good stuff is cookin’ up at Pez-A-Doodle this month, so don’t go far!!!!taylorsig


A Simple and Masculine Birthday Card

Simple Masculine BirthdaySaturday was my boss’s birthday, and it occured to me Thursday night that I had not made him a card. So I whipped up this super simple card in about 15 minutes!

My base is Blue Bayou, and my main panel is Soft Sky. I stamped the “happy” form SU’s Happy Everything set in Timber Brown Stazon on Very Vanilla. I added interest to the corners with the ticket corner punch. I used the designer round tab punch to add the “birthday” below my main sentiment. Oh! My wonderful dp is from Crate Paper – they make awesome masculine papers!

I put an iTunes card inside, so it really doesn’t matter what the card looks like, lol.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Memorial Day, and takes time to remember all of the sacrifices the men and women of this country have made for us. For me, I’ll be remembering my Grandpa, who passed away last summer. He was a WWII vet, and then was part of the CIA. I really miss him.


Best Friends in Blue

Well, it has finally happened – I made a card and DH totally hated it. I’m so bummed! I love this set and this super sweet little image. Apparently DH is not a fan of the image, lol. Once he saw how crushed I was that he hated it, he tried hard to backtrack and say it wasn’t the card itself, but the stamp. He tried to make it better by saying that he loved the colors, and the ribbon, and I colored it nicely. But I’m still crushed – first impressions are hard to overcome!

The color combos for this came from yesterday’s color combo challenge. I love the contrast that the blues and greens have – such a dramatic effect! I still have some dp from an old Simply Scrappin’  kit (I think it is last year’s SAB one), so I threw a bit of that on there, too.

I put lots of love in this card. It is a for a friend who is celebrating a birthday. Hopefully she won’t hate it too! Of course, her birthday is Saturday, and I just made the card last night. And to make things worse, I left it on the kitchen counter this morning. So I can’t even put it in the mail today — uh oh!! I’ll try to explain it to her, and hope she doesn’t hate me forever.

I chose this image for my dear friend V, because it reminds me of what we would have looked like if we were friends when we were little. Sadly, she didn’t come into my life until this past year! In the past year she has offered me countless words of encouragment and advice, and I wouldn’t have made it through some days without her. I love you dearly, V!! Happy early birthday 🙂

I watercolored the image, and left the rest of the layout pretty simple. Sometimes simple is good!

Stamps: Sugar and Spice
Paper: Blue Bayou, Certainly Celery, Soft Sky, SU dp, non SU watercolor
Ink: Blue Bayou, Certainly Celery, Versafine Black, Wild Wasabi, River Rock, Mellow Moss, Groovy Guava, Apricot Appeal, Close to Cocoa, Barely Banana, Bashful Blue
Accessories: primas, eyelets, gg ribbon, cropadile, aquapainter
Techniques: sponging, watercoloring

Birthday Balloons

DH asked for a birthday card for someone he works with, so I came up with this one last night. Although it is a fairly simple card, it took me all night long! I kept stopping to watch our Thursday night shows – My Name is Earl, Scrubs, The Office, 30 Rock, and Lost. It’s a big TV night around here, lol.

I used the recent SAB set Birthday Whimsy. I stamped the “happy birthday” sentiment repeatedly on the Whisper White using Basic Gray ink to create a background, and then stamped three balloons (also on Whisper White) and cut them out. The River Rock and Regal Rose balloons are mounted on one dimensional, the Pretty in Pink one (center) is mounted on two. I tied linen string around each balloon, and gathered it behind some gray satin ribbon that I tied through two jumbo eyelets.

The dp is from Basic Grey – I used two different, complimentary patterns. Other cardstock colors used were River Rock (base), Basic Black, Pretty in Pink, and Basic Gray (as a mat for the dp). Just behind the card you can see the Whisper White envelope, which I stamped the cake on (using Regal Rose ink). I know the picture isn’t terribly fabulous, but it was 11:30 and all I wanted to do was get in bed!!!

DH did call me today to say that the person he gave it to really liked it, which makes me happy.

Birthday Bird

I must know a zillion people (okay, I’m exaggerating slightly) that have a birthday in May. I am trying to get a jump on the cards I know I need to mail out. So far, I’ve made…one! I’m a bit slow, okay??

The inspiration for this color combo came from the fabulous dp, which is by Me & My Big Ideas. I got the whole pad on clearance at Michael’s awhile back. The card base is Bashful Blue, The large accent panel is Real Red, and the small mat is Old Olive. I stamped my image and sentiment on textured (no SU) watercolor paper (with Versafine Black ink) and colored it with ink and aquapainters.

I added *bling* to the bottom of the image panel (but noticed when I took the picture that one side had slipped a bit – I have fixed it now!) and to the center of one of the circle designs on the dp (bottom corner). The other circles all had red dots in the middle, so I left them alone. Click on the picture for a better view of the dp!

I think this is a fun card, and I hope it makes the birthday girl smile!

Stamps: Inkadinkado – Bird Assortment
Paper: Bashful Blue, Real Red, Old Olive, non SU watercolor, My Mind’s Eye dp
Ink: Versafine black, Bashful Blue, Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
Accessories: aquapainter, mme bling, white gg ribbon, blue organdy ribbon
Techniques: watercoloring