February 27, 2011

Wow! Someone thinks I'm sweet...

I was so surprised to be given this nice award by Sally at Scallywags Blog ; thank you, Sally :) You are to say 3 things about yourself and then pass the award on to 5 people, so here goes:

1) I love stamping and coloring papers of all kinds.
2) I have been married to my best friend, Mike, for 26 years.
3) My 3 animals are my favorite people: Pearl Angus and Boo.

I am inspired by so many wonderful blogs, I'd like to give this award to these 5 sweet bloggers:

Lin at Sending Hugs
Mary Dawn at My Pink Mexico
Suzanne at Suzz's Stamping Spot
Alice at Alice's Little Wonderland
Anna at Sassy & Sweet

Happy Sunday :)

Case Study Challenge #28

I am so happy to have found the Case Study challenge blog, you can check it out HERE. Each week you are inspired to create a "case study" item based on a lovely creation (cards, etc.) posted to the blog. My submission to this week's challenge is: Items used for this card: Memory Box and Cosmo Cricket DP, Hero Arts sentiment stamp, twill ribbon, Nestabilities Die, button, flower and a pearl.

February 26, 2011

PDCC Challenge #70

Well, I'm having some computer issues, so I can't post the wonderful and colorful photo that's inpiration for the Play Date Cafe challenge this week; the colors are orange, turquoise and lime green (just love these colors). Isn't this cute little girl and elle from Staming Bella just perfect for the challenge: Items used: Stamping Bella grown up girl and elle and sentiment stamp, shinny embellishment dots, watercolor pencils and ribbon.

Framed thoughts

I found the lovely frame used on this card on the Graphics Fairy blog and thought it would work perfectly for challenge #50 - buttons and bows over at The Shabby Tea Room. Items used for this card: Hero Arts Nicest thoughts and Together stamps, ribbons, twine, buttons and watercolor pencils.

February 20, 2011

Keeping Warm

Challenge #49 this week over at The Shabby Tea Room is inspired by this photo, and what better name for the challenge than "Kepping Warm" :)
Well, when I think of warm and cozy, I think of a warm blanket, my sweet cat, Boo and a good book; here's my warm, cozy card: Items used: Magenta cat stamp, DP, doily, twine, metal heart, disress inks.

PDCC #64

The challenge this week at The Play Date Cafe is two-fold; it is both a color challenge and a case study (copy and use everything) challenge. Here are the card and colors you are to use for inspiration:
And, here is my card:
Items used: Hero Arts thoughtful messages stamps, Nestabilities dies, SU punch, pearls, ribbon, DP, Distress inks.

February 6, 2011

Shabby Tea Room - DT Call 2

My second submission to the Design Team Call over at The Shabby Tea Room uses the Memory Box Dahlia heart stamp, isn't it lovely. As mentioned in my previous post the DT submissions are to be based on this fun tea set photo: And, here is my second submission to the DT call: Items Used: Memory Box Dahlia heart stamp, pearls, satin ribbon, nestabilities.

Shabby Tea Room - DT Call

The Shabby Tea Room is having a Design Team call that will be open from January 31st thourh February 13th. I have received so much inspiration from the Shabby Tea room, the vintage creations submitted each week are so beautiful and inspiring. All applicants are to use this wonderful photo for inspiration: And, here is my first submission: Items used: Image from the Graphics Fairy, Computer generated sentiment, pearls, punch, M Stewart roses, Hero Arts dot stamp, rick rack ribbon, lace, watercolor pencils and stickles.

A few Valentine cards...

Valentine's Day is approaching fast so I have made a few cards with hearts. Valentine's Day is one of my favorite holidays, not only because it's a day to express your love to those you do love, but also because it was my father's birthday. My father loved to have a big fuss made over him for his birthday, we always made heart shaped cakes and invited our "very large" Italian family over to celebrate. He would be all smiles, I loved him and miss him very much.