Sunday, January 31, 2010
For this card I used the Cuppie Love Scenes set from Taylored Expressions. To "spice it up", I used the Large Labels Nestabilities die to create an embossed border around the image. I used a border punch to add a little border along the bottom of the card. To add some simple color, I paper pieced the balloon using coordinating patterns of paper. What kinds of things do you do to "spice up" your one layer card?
Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great day! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Cuppie Love Scenes (Taylored Expressions); Ink- Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Paper- Choice Snow White (Taylored Expressions), Soft Sky (SU), Blossoms & Butterflies Stack (DCWV); Accessories- Large Labels Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Border punch (SU), Copic markers; Finished card measures 5.5"x4.25"
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
I wanted to share an adorable story with you. Years ago, when Savannah was old enough to talk there were different ways we'd say "I love you." It started out as the regular "I love you" and I would respond "I love you too" and then Savannah would say "I love you too too." LOL There were many different versions in between too. When Arwen was old enough to talk, she would copy her sister. Then one day my husband started saying "I love you bunches" and that escalated to "bunches and bunches" and then Savannah and Arwen would say "I love you bunches and bunches and more bunches." The other day I was putting the girls to bed and I hugged and kissed Arwen and said "Goodnight honey! I love you bunches and bunches and more bunches" and she replied "Mom, I love you so many bunches you can't even count them because you'd get sick!" I bust out laughing and I just had to squeeze her tight. I don't know how she came up with that, but I do know that it melts my heart! I just LOVE that kids say the darndest things!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Tree-mendous Love (Our Craft Lounge); Ink- Burnt Umber (Palette); Paper- Be Loved (My Mind's Eye); Accessories- Copic markers, Berry Sorbet ribbon (PTI), buttons (Foofala), paper piercer; Finished card measures 5.5"x4.25"
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Wendy, I wish you a FABULOUS birthday! I only wish I could give you big hugs in person! Have a wonderful day!
Since Wendy is one of the Mojo Makers, I thought it only fitting to make her a card using Verve Stamps! I used the Wishful Elegance set along with the latest Mojo Monday sketch.
Hop along with us to help celebrate Wendy's birthday! Thanks for stopping by!
Charmaine Ikach <-----YOU ARE HERE!!!!
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Thanks for stopping by! Hope you're having a great day!
Monday, January 25, 2010
I don't usually decorate or even stamp in the inside of my cards. I use all that space to write! :) This was a nice challenge for me and what I came up with is totally me! I used my favorite PTI set, Little Lady. I paired it up with some Spellbinders dies and a QuicKutz embossing folder to come up with this. I used the Nested Flower die along with Plain and Scallop Circle Nestabilities to create the flower with Lemon Tart and Bitty Dot Basics paper. The Blush Blossom background piece is embossed using the Polka Dots embossing folder. I stamped part of the sentiment along with a few dots from the "dot" stamp in the set and stamped the other part of the sentiment on the inside of the card. The ladybug's trail leads her from the front of the card to the inside. Since I stamped the front and inside of the card, I had to do the back too! :) I hope you've been as inspired as I have to decorate the inside of your card! Thanks for stopping by! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Little Lady (Papertrey Ink); Ink- Blush Blossom, Berry Sorbet (PTI), Onyx Black (Versafine); Paper- Blush Blossom, Bitty Dot Basics, Lemon Tart (PTI); Accessories- Nested Flower die, Plain and Scallop Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Polka Dots embossing folder (QuicKutz), Dazzling Diamonds glitter (SU); Finished card measures 4.25" square
Sunday, January 24, 2010
I couldn't get a good picture with the white card on a white background, so I put the patterned paper behind it. I thought this was a simple card with a little bit of layering for some texture. It's great if you have lots of little scraps of patterned paper that aren't big enough to fit across a card. Thanks for stopping by today! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps-Fueled By Caffeine (Our Craft Lounge); Ink- Burnt Umber (Palette); Paper- white (Georgia-Pacific); Accessories- paper piercer, circle punches, Copic markers, Choc. Chip marker; Finished card measures 4.25"x5.5"
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Love's Flower (Verve Stamps); Ink- Burnt Umber (Palette), Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Ocean Tides (PTI); Paper- Terra Cotta Tile, Summer Sunrise (PTI), All Dressed Up Stack (DCWV); Accessories- Copic markers, paper piercer, Plain Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders), ribbon (SU); Finished card measures 4.25"x5.5"
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
I used the Accent Notes set from Verve Stamps. I just love how the bird nestles perfectly into the frame from this set and the sentiment fits perfectly as well. This card could even be cut down to a 4.25" square.
Hope you're having a great week! Thanks for stopping by today! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Accent Notes (Verve Stamps); Ink- Onyx Black (Versafine), Summer Sunrise (PTI); Paper- Bitty Dot Basics, Pure Poppy (PTI); Accessories- bird punch, ticket corner punch (SU), ribbon (Darice); Finished card measures 5.5"x4.25"
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
I used two of the new sets from Taylored Expressions on this card. The sentiment is from the Cuppie Love Scenes set and the image is from the Sprinkled With Love set. I thought they went perfectly together. . .especially on a card for someone you may meet for coffee. I just love the sparkly sprinkles. It just make the cuppa so much more appealing, don't you think?
Hope your week is off to a great start. Thanks for stopping by today! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Cuppie Love Scenes, Sprinkled With Love (Taylored Expressions); Ink- Burnt Umber (Palette); Paper- Dark Chocolate (PTI), Choice Buttercream (Taylored Expressions), Kitchen Spice Collection (Bo Bunny); Accessories- Copic markers, buttons, circle and scallop circle punches (Marvy Uchida), paper piercer, Dazzling Diamonds glitter (SU), hemp; Finished card measures 5.5"x4.25"
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
There are also Release Week Challenges going on in the Verve Forum on SCS which means even more chances to win! Don't miss the release party tomorrow, Friday, January 15th beginning at 9pm Eastern!
For my project, I created a Valentine treat that would be perfect for my mom and mother in law. The papers match their style perfectly. I used the Heart's Desire set which will be released tomorrow! What I LOVE about this set is its versatility. It can be used for something classic and elegant like this project, or for something more cute and whimsical! I know you're going to love this set as much as I do!
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope to see you tomorrow night at the release party! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Heart's Desire (Verve Stamps); Ink- Burnt Umber (Palette); Paper- Wild Asparagus (My Mind's Eye), Dark Chocolate (PTI); Accessories- Plain and Scallop Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Baskets & Blooms die (SU), velvet trim (Taylored Expressions), pearl brads (Darice); Finished card measures 5.5"x4.25"
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
For more Sneak Peeks, head over to Nichole's blog, and see more template peeks by visiting Kim, Becky, Jennifer and Kelly!
Friday, January 8, 2010
Happy Birthday, Cami! I hope you have a fabulous day, girl! Sending lots of love and hugs!
For my card I used the Fueled By Caffeine set from Our Craft Lounge. I just love the sentiment "hi ya sugah!" and thought it would be perfect for Cami. She IS sweet as sugar! The patterned paper is from the My Mind's Eye Ooh La La Collection.
Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Fueled By Caffeine (Our Craft Lounge); Ink- Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Paper- Wild Wasabi (SU), True Black (PTI); Ooh La La (My Mind's Eye); Accessories- Copic markers, ribbon (Darice), circle and scallop circle punches (SU), paper piercer, white gel pen; Finished card measures 5.5"x4.25"
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Monday, January 4, 2010
Here's a very simple card I created during the last Verve release using the Grateful Heart Plain Jane. I also used a flower image from the Budding Blossoms set. I used some Christmas Stickles on the flower to compliment the glittery ribbon. The die cut piece that the flower is stamped on was actually sitting on my desk from another project for which I never used it. Gotta love when a card comes together quickly AND you get to use scraps!
Today, Savannah started back to school. Christmas break seemed SO fast. They only just got out of school for break it seems! She was so excited to go back to school, though. She missed her friends and her teacher. :) Now I miss her! I suppose she'll be home before I know it, though! Hope you're having a great day!
Saturday, January 2, 2010
I used some My Mind's Eye paper from the Ooh La La line along with some Bermuda Bay cardstock. I added some faux stitching with a white gel pen along the left side of the image. Doesn't this image just make you smile? So, so cute!
We're supposed to be getting a flurry of love here! It's definitely cold outside, but the flakes haven't started falling yet. Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you're staying warm! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Flurry of Love (MFT); Ink- Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Paper- Bermuda Bay (SU), Ooh La La (My Mind's Eye); Accessories- button (Foofala), white gel pen, Copic markers; Finished card measures 5.5"x4.25"
Friday, January 1, 2010
Here we go!
Just So Hippy-Charmaine (you are here!)
Just So Hoppy-Donna
What’s in Your Tin 1 & 2-Donna
Hip Hop Accessories-Bee
Jumping for Joy-Barb
Cuddles and Hugs-Jessie
Just So Sporty-Pam
A Year of Flowers-Theresa
Say it with Flowers-Selma
Have a Cookie-Carolina
Hand in Hand-Ally
The Best Things in Life-Shannon, Sankari
A Charmed Life-Cathy
Wee Tees-Libby, Laura Jean
Arranged with Love-Selma
School Sports Spirit-Melissa
A Year of Leaves-Geri
Hip to Be Square-Karen
Tech Talk- Lee
Finally, Nina and Jessica from the GinaK Senior Design Team have joined in, too! You can also get in on the hop yourself and increase your chances of winning a prize by creating your own project with any one of Melanie's sets and linking it in the Mr. Linky in her post, see full details here. Hope you can join the fun! Enjoy your first hop of the year!