Monday, August 16, 2010

Pale Yellow and Black Color Scheme

I absolutely love this color scheme.  It is hard to tell in the photo but it is a pale yellowish-tan and black scheme.  Its from the DCVW La Creme Matstack.  There are so many beautiful coordinating papers in the stack!  I will definitely be using this paper again! 


Cardstock: Gina K Pure Luxury black
Designer Paper: DCWV LaCreme Matstack
Ink: Versafine black
Stamps: Stampin' Up
Accessories: black ribbon, Hero Arts black pearls
Tools: detail clear embossing powder, Nesties,

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Fun little Birthday mouse...

Here I go with the mice again...and more Basic Grey papers!  I love this little Whippersnapper mouse.  I colored it, put it in my box of colored images, and then found the Basic Grey paper a few weeks later and knew it was perfect for the image.  I have been stamping quite a bit lately and I am going to try to get photos taken of the cards and get them posted in the next week or so.  I got a few new punches that I am dying to share with everyone!    :)


Cardstock: Gina K Pure Luxury white
Designer Paper: Basic Grey Cupcake 6x6 pad (both blue and patterned paper)
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black))
Stamps: Whippersnapper Designs (mouse), Hero Arts (b-day sentiment)
Accessories:white brads
Tools: Copic markers 

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Great read...

Here is a photo of My Mother-in-Laws book, Chasing Lilacs, along with the synopsis from

Synopsis: It is the summer of 1958, and life in the small Texas community of Graham Camp should be simple and carefree. But not for twelve-year-old Sammie Tucker. Sammie has plenty of questions about her mother's "nerve" problems. About shock treatments. About whether her mother loves her.
When her mother commits suicide and a not-so-favorite aunt arrives, Sammie has to choose who to trust with her deepest fears: Her best friend who has an opinion about everything, the mysterious kid from California whose own troubles plague him, or her round-faced neighbor with gentle advice and strong shoulders to cry on. Then there's the elderly widower who seems nice but has his own dark past. Trusting is one thing, but accepting the truth may be the hardest thing Sammie has ever done.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Chasing Lilacs...

I made this card for my Mother-in-Law, Carla, for her birthday Her birthday was in April and I am just now getting it posted to my blog... I am such a procrastinator. I chose this particular stamp because she recently had her first book, Chasing Lilacs, released and it is fantastic (and available at Amazon and B&N). I made the background paper using white glossy cardstock and various alcohol inks and then ran it through my Cuttlebug with an embossing folder... I love the way it turned out!


Cardstock: purple, glossy white, Gina K Pure Luxury white
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Various alcohol inks
Stamps: $1 stamp from Michael's
Accessories: Hero Arts topaz gemstones
Tools: Copic markers, Cuttlebug and embossing folder

Friday, August 6, 2010

Layers, layers, layers...

I love layers on my cards as you can see by this card! I fell in love with this Basic Grey paper and the card just kind of came together on it's own. I think this is one of my favorites... and I love the triple layer butterfly.


Cardstock: black
Designer Paper: Basic Grey
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Ranger Distressed (Shabby Shutters)
Stamps: Hero Arts (butterfly and sentiment), Inkadinkado (Flourish)
Accessories: Hero Arts black pearls
Tools: Copic Spica markers