Wednesday, December 7, 2011

PTI Enjoy the Ride & a few other sets!

Looking back at some of the cards I have made for family members and friends!
Thanksgiving too!
Thanks for popping in for a peek!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Make It Monday

I haven't blogged in a long while, but I have been very creative, so I need to add lots of pictures!  A most dear friend of mine helped me clean up my studio....which is a gift that cannot possibly be re-payed.  At least I haven't figured out how yet, but I'm still working on it!  Anyway, in case you haven't figured out, I made a BIG mess and it took the work of two to put an end to it!  I have promised myself, NEVER to make that kind of a mess again!
I enjoyed Dawn's Make It Monday and decided to try ribbon folding on my Christmas cards.  WOW!  It added just the right touch!  Thanks, Dawn!
May peace find you in this very busy season; a walk with the dog, sitting gazing at the lighted tree with the lights off, a nice bubble bath or just quite time.
Thank you for visiting!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Autumn Day

Bonjour Mes Aimes,

What a glorious day!  The wind is loudly whispering, bordering on imploring one to put on their favorite sweater and jeans, go outside to run, jump and celebrate the day.   All the while the wind whispers in your face and gently tugs you hair in every possible way!  Days like this are the best gifts!

Apple orchard, bike ride, taking the four-legged family member to the beach, pumpkin hunting and mulled cider-that's today!
I have a dear friend who is recovering from a horrible car accident.  She is not able to get outside on her own right now, so this photo is for her.  I'm thinking of you!

 Enjoy today to the fullest!  Thanks for the visit to my blog!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Summer Card Camp Week 4

Here is my entry for week four!  PTI stamps, SU! and PTI card stock; embossing, PTI die, corner rounder and Cuttlebug swirls impression folder.  Please click on photo to see better detail on card!
My son has taken to surfing after a birthday present of surfing lessons.  He says we need to move to "Cali" now!
Card camp has been a blast!  I love the gallery!  Thank you all for sharing your creativity and talent!
Happy Summer!  Thanks for visiting my blog!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Week III Summer Card Camp 2011

Here is my card for week three, stamped with PTI Mehndi Medallion.  Embossed using Versamark and white embossing powder on Creamy Caramel CS; sponged with Close to Cocoa.  Pure Poppy button and CS.  I layered the Pure Poppy Cs behind the edged Close to Cocoa, so the red hearts would peek out.  Click on card and enlarge it to see it better!
I found these colors to be out of my comfort zone at first, but looking at all the beautiful cards in the gallery, I realized that this weeks color combo is actually lovely!  I have another idea I hope to get stamped with this color combo and post!  Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Summer Card Camp Week II

So, here is week two's entry!  I had a lot of fun with these colors!  As you can tell, I was REALLY thinking "ritas"!  The stamp is a Stamping Bella, copics, all paper, inks and dies are Papertrey Ink or Stampin' Up!  Embossing folder is Cuttlebug.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Garden Beauties!

Pink Lupine and a fair, lovely rose from my Princess Diana rose bush. 

PTI 4th Anniversary Set

In case you haven't figured it out, I'm a goner for anything from Papertrey Ink!  I so wanted to meet All of the PTI folks this summer at CHA, but it wasn't meant to be!  The weekend in Cincinnati sounds like a fantastic time and loads of fun!  I just wasn't able to get my plans in order this time, but next summer (my fingers are crossed) I will so be there!  Need a willing volunteer to help set up, PTI?  Say the word, and I'm there!
This card was made with Botanical Silhouettes Stamp Set: Berry Sorbet, White Card Stock; Berry Sorbet, New Leaf, Tuxedo Black Inks: Berry Sorbet Ribbon and Copic Black Multi Liner.

Summer Card Camp 2011 entry

This picture may be better than the previous one.
Here is the promised list of "ingredients"!
Stamps: Fruit Fusion Melon PTI
Card Stock:  White, Aqua Mist (PTI) Marigold Morning, Purely Pomegranate (SU!)
Ink: Lettuce (Ranger) Berry Sorbet (PTI) Marigold Morning, Purely Pomegranate (SU!)
Accessories: Seeing Spots (Cuttle Bug) Scallop Edger Die (PTI)

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Summer Card Camp

My homework is finally done!  Here is my card!  I have to hurry and get it uploaded, so I will be back to tell you all the fine details!  I really had fun with the color combination and plan to "play" with it some more!  Thank you Melissa for such a juicy, happy summer-y stamp set!  Camp is so FUN!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Bellismo! Colorful Garden flowers!

Here are some happy garden shots from my house to yours!
Here are the cheery geraniums; in planters for the deck!

I hope that each of my dear readers
have a garden that allows you to
imagine and brings you a sense
of peace.
Thank you for all your kind

White azaleas are huge on either side of the deck stairs...
now this is the kind of "snow" bank I can deal with!

What a cool dahlia, don't 'cha' think?

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

May PTI Flowers!

April showers bring May flowers!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Miss Fizzy!

Good morning!
I have to share my pretty tulip and daffodil garden with you!  I wish the colors (flowers) would stay all spring and summer!  I have a really cute model in front of the garden too!  She is waiting for her boy to come home from college and play with her!
My wish to all of you is a wonderful day!  Ciao Bella!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Principessa di Luna: Gift Bag & Anniversary Card

Principessa di Luna: Papertrey Ink

Gift Bag & Anniversary Card

I love the color combination on the gift bag;
Inks: Pure Poppy, Aqua Mist (PTI) and Summer Sun (SU!)
Stamp Set:  Beautiful Blooms II (PTI)

Inks: Fresh Snow, Raspberry Fizz (PTI), Black
Card Stock: Sweet Blush & Raspberry Fizz & White (PTI)
Stamp Set: Heart Prints (PTI)

Garden Time!

Another of my favorite hobbies is gardening, matters not if it's veggies or flowers!  Flowers are more showy and I'm all about color, however a simple cucumber or sun kissed cherry tomato from the garden has the greatest appeal too!
I planted a TON of tulip and daffodils last fall, I know the squirrels had a few Thanksgiving dinners, you know-where you eat too much!  They didn't get 'em all though!  I don't remember the name of the first daffodil, but I like the blush color of the trumpet!  The second is called Tahiti....need I say more?  I'd love to visit Tahiti!  I have another garden picture to share with a model, but I need to upload it.

Have you visited, {capture the moment} blog?  The month of May is all about flowers and fruits and gardens!  Really a peek is in order!  Lovely stamp sets that I can't wait to get my hands on!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Easter Wishes

 I hope everyone enjoyed a happy Easter day and found it full with the opportunity of new possibilities!

Easter Wishes made with almost everything from my favorite, Papertrey Ink!
Flower Fusion I, Mega Mixed Messages & Beautiful Blooms II stamp sets
PTI egg & flower dies
PTI inks: Raspberry Fizz, New Leaf, Fresh Snow
PTI cardstock: White, Raspberry Fizz, Royal Velvet
Martha Stewart butterfly punch; corner rounder and pearls from stash

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Strawberry cupcakess with lemonade frosting! Yum!

Paper Buttons!

This was the card I was trying to find!

Thursday, February 10, 2011


I am so excited about the Button Boutique & Bitty Background Blocks set that PTI will have available on February 15th! As you can see, The blue card needs that set! I made these cards and made round Lemon Tart buttons for the centers. I sponged the edges and sewed them on to look like real buttons. The up side is that they could be mailed, because they weren't the bulky real buttons! The down side of this post is that I gave the set of six cards to my Mom without taking a picture. I was inspired by a card that Dawn McVey did with PTI Daily Designs set.
I can't wait to see more over at Nichole's blog; Capture the Moment!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Cupcake Card

Good evening friends!
On this chilly, but no snow falling, New England night, I'm going to tell you a short story.
I have a special, very petite friend who is in first grade. She slipped getting out of the car and bumped her head hard on the door frame. She received a cut above her eye. Upon hearing that my special friend was injured, I knew I had to make a card for her to cheer her up! So here it is!

PTI Lavender Moon & Plum Pudding card stock
PTI Cupcake Collection stamp set
PTI ink & Shape Up Cupcake die
Cosmo Cricket Pixie-Licious mini deck

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Morning Star

Happy New Year to all!
This card is inspired by a retreat to Swan's Island. The morning star was something that we all saw grace the new day. One person in particular was captivated by God's handiwork and the blessing of a new day, so this card was for her. To recall the sun rise from the ocean bringing the gift of a new day.