MTMEPPC13 Lady Bug

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Hello :-)

I’m learning a new sport…golf!  I am having so much fun with my, oh so patient, hubby!  We have been golfing quite a bit, kids in tow.  They are loving it too.  It’s awesome family time. :-)

Here’s this week’s MTME Pretty Palette Challenge MTMEPPC13:

My card:
MTMEPPC13 Ladybug (Large)

I love ladybugs.  This one is so cute.  She is part of MTME‘s Sensational Digital Package.  Digital stamps are so versatile.  I colored and sized her to fit my card, printed and wa-la!  It’s that easy!  If you look closely at the background, you can see it is embossed with dots, complementing the ladybug. :-)

Be sure to check out the rest of the MTME Pretty Palette Team’s creations!!

I hope you play along with us this week!

Have a fantastic weekend!


My Time Made Easy Pretty Palette Challenge

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Good Sunday morning!

I hope you are having a great weekend!  It’s been rainy and foggy here, which translates into hubby watching golf and me crafting!  Our kids are loving this weather.  Soccer was canceled yesterday so they hung out in their jammies all day!  What a treat.

It’s time for another My Time Made Easy Pretty Palette Challenge!!!


Color challenges are so much fun.  The sky is the limit!  If you haven’t played along with us yet, now is the time!!!  Here’s my creation:

MTMEPPC04 MOJO185 (Large)

Another look:

MTMEPPC04 MOJO185 b (Large)

Isn’t that flower fun?!!  I {heart} flowers, all kinds of flowers!!!  I made this one using two flower punches.  I punched two large and one medium flowers, then used my bone folder to curl the leaves a little.  I stacked, attached brad, and added a glitter “French Tip” to the petals with my glitter pen.  I also sprayed it with Vanilla Smooch Spritz.  I added glitter to the sentiment too (Sunshine only).  I love the way it reflects the light.  This sentiment is one of many in MTME Sensational Sentiments stamp set.  I used the digital version, changed the colors to match my card, printed it on card stock and ta-da…there it was!!  Easy peasy!

For more inspiration, check out the other super talented MTME Pretty Palette girls:


This week I used MOJO185 for a sketch:

Have a wonderful day!  Thanks for looking :-)

Fine Print…SU! products were used unless otherwise stated.
Ink:  Printer, Glitter Pen
Stamps:  Sensational Sentiments (MTME)
Paper:  VV, Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzaz, Kraft
Accessories: Ribbon, Corner Rounder, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Martha Stewart Scalloped Border Punch, Flower Punches, Brads, Bone Folder, Hole Punch, Dimensionals


EXCITING NEWS!!! MTME Pretty Palette

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Happy Sunday :-)

I have some exciting news to share today, along with a super cute card!  I can’t keep the secret any longer….I was chosen to be on the Pretty Palette Design Team for MTME!!!!  Wahoo!!!  Someone needs to pinch me!!  I absolutely love Lauren’s and her DT’s creativity!  They inspire me so much!  I feel so honored to be a part of their team!

Our Pretty Palette for this week is MTMEPPC03:MTMEPPC03

Such a fun color combo!!  Here’s my creation:
MTMEPPC03 Harriet-Hop Along Bday (Large)

Closer look at the flower:
MTMEPPC03 Harriet-Hop Along Bday 2 (Large)

See the darling little bunny?  Isn’t she sweet?!  She is Harriet Hop-Along.  The sentiment is part of the Harriet Hop-Along Birthday set, along with the image.  I had a lot of fun with this stamp.  I used the digital version, and colored it using Adobe Photoshop Elements.  This was my first time trying a digital stamp and I loved it!!    It was so easy.  Why did I wait so long to try it??

The flower is made from ribbon.  I hand stitched along one side, gathered the ribbon, wrapped it around itself and formed a flower.  I glued a pearl in the center to finish it.  Pretty.

To add something extra, I zig-zagged down each side of my stamped image.

This sketch is from MOJO184:

Stop by the MTME blog for more inspiration and fun stuff!

Have a great day!


Fine Print…SU! products were used unless otherwise stated.
Ink:  Printer
Stamps:  Harriet Hop-Along Birthday (MTME)
Paper:  WW, Peach Parfait, Taken with Teal, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Ribbon, Polka Dot CB Embossing Folder, Modern Label Punch, Scalloped Border Punch, Pretties Kit (pearl), Sewing Machine, Dimensionals



JUGS72 Color Challenge

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Hi :-)

Wahoo!  A three day weekend!  I’m hoping for some much needed R&R (along with some crafting, of course)!

This is my third week as Just Us Girls‘ guest designer.  I’m having a blast!  This week’s challenge is a color challenge:  melon berry, kraft & light aqua.  This is a fun combo that I haven’t used before, but guess what…I love it!  Check out the JUGS blog for more incredible inspiration!

JUGS73 Guest Designer wk 3 (Large)

JUGS73 Guest Designer wk 3 b (Large)

JUGS73 Guest Designer wk 3 c (Large)

I just love this little girl.  She’s so precious.  I stamped her in Crumb Cake on Very Vanilla cs.  The base layer is Blushing Bride, embossed with CB Birds & Swirls embossing folder.  I used Martha Stewart’s butterfly punch to make the Baja Breeze/Crumb Cake butterflies.  I applied Liquid Pearls down the center of each butterfly.  For the flower, I used SU!’s incolor ribbon and a half pearl from the Pretties Kit.  I love how it turned out!

This sketch (MOJO178) can be found on the MojoMonday blog, which is a great source for weekly inspiration!

Have a great weekend!  Thanks for stopping by!


Fine Print…SU! products were used unless otherwise stated.
Ink:  Crumb Cake
Stamps:  Easter Blossoms, Something to Celebrate
Paper: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Ribbon, Pretties Kit, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Oval & Scalloped Oval Nestabilities, Birds & Swirls CB Embossing Folder, Word Window Punch, Liquid Pearls, Dimensionals




Birthday Cards

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Happy Thursday!!

I was hoping to post this a few days ago, but with this whirlwind of a week, I’m just now sitting down to do it.  So, as promised, here are pics and deets of my triplets’ birthday cards…

Drew's 6th bday card 2010 (Large)

Carli's 6th bday card 2010 (Large)

Haily's 6th bday card 2010 (Large)

Haily's 6th bday card 2010 b (Large)

I love making each of them different themed cards.  They feel so special when they get it.  I’m already thinking about their big sister’s card, which is due later this month!!

Read the “fine print” below for supplies used on each card.  Have a wonderful day!


Fine Print…SU! products were used unless otherwise stated.
Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Hit the Road

Paper:  VV, Crumb Cake, Pacific Point, Not Quite Navy, Blueberry Crisp DSP
Accessories:  Scalloped Border Punch, Mat Pack, Crop-A-Dile, Brads, Cuttlebug Herringbone Embossing Folder, Dimensionals
Sketch:  MTSC89

Fine Print…SU! products were used unless otherwise stated.
Ink:  none

Paper: WW, Purely Pomegranate, Early Espresso, Peach Parfait, Paper Studio DSP (Sugar & Spice pack)
Accessories:  SU! Ribbon, Big Bold Cupcake (SU! Sizzlits), QK Scallop Border Die, Dimensionals
Sketch:  TFL105

Fine Print…SU! products were used unless otherwise stated.
Ink:  none
Stamps:  none
Paper: WW, Poppy Parade, Blushing Bride, Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzaz, Sunny Garden DSP
Accessories:  SU! Ribbon, Liquid Applique, Glitter, Embosslits Beautiful Wings, Spellbinders Flourish Accent Die, Nestabilities,  Dimensionals
Sketch:  MOJO 154

Happy Anniversary! MOJO144, JUGS38

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Hi :-)

I hope you had a great weekend!  We spent most of it landscaping our yard.  It is looking GREAT!  However, it has put me even farther behind in the card department!  Oh well :-)

I made this card for my parent’s 37TH wedding anniversary!

mom & dad anniversary 2010 MOJO141 JUGS (Large)

The colors went along with JUGS38 color challenge.  The sketch is MOJO144.  The card is pretty easy to figure out.  I’m keeping it short…I really need take a shower after landscaping today!  Have a wonderful night.  I’ll be back soon with my dad’s bday card!

Thanks for looking!


Fine Print…
SU! products were used unless otherwise stated.
Ink:  Close to Cocoa, Pretty in Pink, Rich Cocoa (Momento), Copics
Stamps: Out of the Box, Fundamental Phrases

Paper: Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink, Close to Cocoa, SU! DSP
Accessories: Brads, Hole Punch, Mat Pack, Quilting Pin, Curly Label Punch, Ribbon, Dimensionals.

Holiday Cheer MOJO119

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Happy New Year’s Eve!

I’m slipping in this card before the holiday season is officially over :-)

Holiday Cheer 09 MOJO119 (Large)

I added a lot of shine with Crystal Effects.  The bulb is embossed with Detail White EP, then coated with Crystal Effects.  The snowflake was made using Brushed Silver CS, coating it with Crystal Effects, and sprinkling Dazzling Diamonds on while wet.  After it dried, I punched it with my snowflake punch.  The center is a white Dew Drop.   For the background, I used my CB Victoria Embossing Folder.  Once embossed, I went over the raised areas with Crystal Effects.  As usual, I used Dimensionals under each main layer :-)

The sketch (MOJO119):

Thanks for looking :-)  Happy 2010!


Fine Print…
SU! products were used unless otherwise stated.
Ink:  VersaMark
Stamps: Ornamental Christmas (Verve)
CS: WW, Brocade Blue, Night of Navy, Brushed Silver
Accessories: Ribbon, Detail White EP, Victoria CB Folder, Big Shot, Hole Punch, Brads, Dew Drop, Fresh Charm, Dimensionals, Nestabilities, Crystal Effects, Snowflake Punch, Dazzling Diamonds