A Birthday LPS Card

LPS_NJBday_tbuI made this card for my daighter to give to my husband’s grandfather on his 80th birthday, because, well, its tru! Even though they are actually her great-grandparents, the do always have time, patience, and most importantly to my three year od, candy.

We had a lovely party this weekend for the occasion of his 80th, and my daughter charmed them all with her stirring speech (loudly declaring her love for him to the gathered crowd of about 70 people). Way to go kiddo!

It is exceedingly simple – nesties, a corner rounder, some dp and ribbon. Nothing too special, except the feelings behind it. And that is how a handmade card should be, I think. All about the feelings behind it.


LPS Monday

LPS_NeighPony_tbuIt is challenge time over at the {Little Paper Shop} blog again! This week we have an awesome sketch by Cindy Haffner (check out her blog here) – isn’t it the cutest? I inadvertently left out the long vertical piece on mine, but of well – it was just a guideline, right???

I just think this farmyard set that LPS makes is so stinkin’ adorable! This one reminds me of Butterscotch, my daughter’s animatronic pony. No real ones for her yet! He just looks so cuddly! And the sentiment cracks me up – don’t ask me why. It just tickles my funny bone in the right kind of way, lol.

Cindy_Haffner_LPS_2Here’s a copy of Cindy’s awesome sketch! I don’t think mine turned out too bad – I am bothered that I forgot the vertical piece because I’m silly like that. I might have to make another card to make it up to myself!

I colored my image with Copics and used Versafine Jet Black ink to stamp it with. I used Nesties to cut out my ovals. The dp came from Jacksonbelle’s store, but I don’t know what line it is – oops!

I hope everyone had a relaxing Mother’s Day yesterday, and I hope you all have a wonderful Monday (as far as Mondays go ;))

LPS Monday!

lps_owlthings_tbuIt’s time fo r another Little Paper Shop challenge! This week we have a sketch, and I love sketch challenges! I used the new Magical Forest set, combined with a sentiment from the Blessings set.I think that little owl is so stinkin’ cute! I used Nesties to cut and emboss the ovals; the ink for my owl and sentiment are Memento Tuxedo Black. This is really a great sketch, becuae it is simple but tere are so many different ways you could jazz it up. I, obviously, chose to stay simple, lol.

lpsc06In place of the three little embellies in the corner, I put my great big sentiment. I really think that it goes well with the tiny owl. In addition to this awesome sketch challenge and another opportunity to win prizes this month, the LPS Birthday celebration just got even BETTER!  It’s not over yet!

That’s right!  As our gift to you, The Little Paper Shop is having a HUGE Birthday Blast SALE, with most sets marked down 10% to 75% OFF!  This is our biggest and best sale ever, and runs through April 30th or while supplies last.  We want April to go out with some b-day fireworks as we have really appreciated you joining us in our month-long birthday celebration!  Thank you for all of your comments, congratulations, and participation in our challenges and contests!  We’ve loved having you and will be back in May to start off our 2nd year of business with sets that will WOW you…can’t wait!
Happy shopping and enjoy this week’s challenge!


lps_twobutterflies_tbuIt is release day number two at Little Paper Shop. How darling are these butterflies? This new {Butterflies} set is the second of three beautiful new sets that are being released this Tuesday!

So, do you want a chance to WIN this set? All you have to do is leave a comment on today’s post on the Little Paper Shop Blog and you’ll be entered to win! One random winner will be drawn after midnight and announced tomorrow here on the blog! See you when we “flutter by” tomorrow with the lucky winner and another preview of a great new set! And stop by the other DT member’s blogs to check out their awesome creations!


LPS Monday

lps_temptingflourishes_tbuWelcome to Monday everyone! I am having the weirdest weather today – sunny intermittently between massive thunderstorms. I kind of like it!

Here is my Little Paper Shop card for today. It’s not the challenge, but I’m going to try and get that done soon. Be sure to check it out!

My card is a 4.25″ square card. I love them. They are so perfect to slip in with a gift! On my image panel, I stamped the flourish from LPS’s Flouished Dove and the bird as well. I restamped the bird on a scrap piece, cut it out, and popped it up on dimensionals. I let my 3 year old add Platinum liquid pearls to the flourish – she did pretty good!

This week the LPS sketch challenge will be for a prize.  A random winner who plays along with this week’s sketch will be chosen next Monday to win three digital images of their choice. How exciting! Go over to the LPS Blog to check it out 🙂

Also this month, LPS turns one!!!! What does that mean? It means that there will be weekly prizes and you can also look forward to the releases being given away as well during sneak peek week. You read that right – we’ve got new releases coming out this month!!! So pay close attention tho the happenings at LPS – check the blog often!!!!!!!

Color Combo Monday

color-challenge-2This is the fun color combo issued for this week’s challenge over at the LPS blog! How cute is it?

I immediately knew what I wanted to do with this color combo – and I knew I had the perfect dp for it! Thata was totally exciting. I left my layout simple, so both the stamps and dp could shine on their own. lps_asiancc_tbu

So, here it is. What do you think? I used the Inspired by Asia set by {Little Paper Shop}. You have to get it – it’s on sale for $10.08!!!!!! How could you not get it at that price?????

My dp is by Prima, and is it not drop dead goergeous? I hated to cover it up with such a large panel, lol.

I do love the image panel though – I adore corner stamps. They have the potential to add so much to a card!  To finish it up, I put large photo corners in opposite corners, and did some quick faux stitching.

Ok, I’m off to clean my stmp room. Somehow, even though I have a good sized table, I  only have about ten inches of workspace. I swear I don’t know how it happenend!taylorsig25

My Last Twinkling Tuesday….

mttsc14And my sweet little one is our Guest Twinkie today! I told her she had to pick one green, and then anyother other colors she wanted. After *MUCH* discussion, she settled on Garden Green, Close to Cocoa, and Whisper White. I’m so proud of her! For a three year old, she grasps the concept of matching very well!

emerald-angelHere is what she and I came up with. Of course, she picked the image, the dp, the label shape, and had to have a trinket hanging from the ribbon.  We filed the edges of the dp, to add a bit more white.

I stepped down from the Twinkling Tuesday’s team because there are quite a few people on it now, and I felt my absence would not be as noticed. I have a lot of DT work to do,and Tuesday is one of my busiest days. I will miss everyone so much!!