together forever…

{supplies: cs – Bazzill; pp – Studio K (K & Company); stamps – Wonderful You (Unity); ink – Colorbox Chalk; ribbon – Michaels; other – D’vine Swirls (Cuttlebug Embossing Folder), pearls (Target); Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers), sewing machine}

Caardvarks has their new challenge up and it is for wedding cards!  Not something I usually keep on hand, so it will be good to add to the stash!


{supplies: cs – Bazzil, Georgia-Pacific; pp – Early Bird (Cosmo Cricket); stamps – Jan. 2010 KOM (Unity), Punch Love (Fiskars); ink – Versafine, Versamark; nesti – Scalloped Squares; punches – corner rounder (EK Success); ribbon – Michaels; other – embossing powder, red metal hearts (Colorbok), string}

The current challenge at Caardvarks is to use the color red and hearts!  Time for another Valentine!!!

sweet heart…

supplies: cs – Georgia Pacific; pp – CTMH; stamps – CTMH, Fiskars, TPC; ink – Colorbox Queue; button – Autumn Leaves; other – string, Zig marker

Wish I had more time so I could play with sketches and challenges all day.  Just getting this Caardvark sketch challenge in before the deadline on Friday.  I would love to play with this one again, but work just keeps getting in the way.


It is Friends with Flair {FWF} Friday at UNITY… a day full of inspiration from Unity Stampers.  The list of participating Friends with Flair hoppers can be found at Angela’s Unity Blog.  Just a hint… someone has a secret blinkie that could win you some awesome Unity rubber!!!!


The stamps are from the Unity June 2009 KOM.  I love, love, love this tree.  When I first saw it, I immediately thought about a Christmas card.  Then I proceeded to forget about it for a while.  Silly me.  When I was flipping through my stamps this week I found it again and clapped my hands (ok, maybe a little squeal slipped out too).  I stamped it on kraft cardstock and then embossed it in white.  I love how it is featured on top of the swiss dotted circle card base.  I think the splash of aqua ribbon just makes it look crisp and wintery.

I can finally play along with Caardvarks again!!!  I had to take a bit of an absence since times have been busy.  I love this challenge for a circle card.  Circle cards have been difficult task for me in the past, but I LOVE how this one turned out.

I also took inspiration from the Flourishes My Favorite Things (yip, the song from the Sound of Music) song challenge.  We are to take a line from the song as inspiration and I choose brown paper packages tied up with strings.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.


Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper

Stamps: Unity Stamp Company (June 2009 KOM)

Ink: Versamark, Joann Craft Essentials (white)

Cuttlebug die cut machine: Cuttlebug (swiss dots folder)

Other: EK Success (scallop punch), Michael’s Stores (ribbon), string, Stampendous embossing powder (white)


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sketchfest saturday

Is it really over?  Today is day seven and the final day for the Caardvarks Sketchfest challenge.  I had a blast this week with all the wonderful sketches from Heidi Van Laars.  She is one talented lady.


IMG_0918 I have really been into window cards lately.  Just a fun little aspect that you don’t really expect on just the front of the card.  I popped the kraft face to create the window effect and glued the patterned paper to the card front.  Then popped the pair of birds to make them the focus.  It really give a simple card some dimension.

This has been a super fun week that has really stretched my creativity.  Thanks to the whole Caarvarks crew for such a fun Sketchfest!!!

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.


Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper

Patterned Paper: K & Company

Stamps: Verve

Ink: Versamark

Other: circle punches (McGill), corner rounder (EK Success), ribbon (Target Dollar Spot), string, scalloped scissors


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