Sunday, June 29, 2008

Regal Rose Birthday

I had great intentions for this card in my head, but just didn't work out at all, figured I would share any ways.

Stamps:Women in Life by Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Barely Banana -SU, Pretty in Pink - SU, Wild Wasabi - SU, whisper white - SU
Ink: Barely Banana - SU, Regal Rose - SU, Wild Wasabi - SU
Accessories: Cuttlebug, and cuttlebug folder, nesties, bling, photo corner punch - SU, mat pack - SU, ribbon

Enjoy & TFL

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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

THANKS!!! To Laurie

I want to give Laurie at Clearly Delightful blog a BIG THANKS for the blog candy that I have won. I got it in the mail today, I can't wait to start playing with it...

Check out what I won here.

Laurie does wonderful tutorials, and make amazing cards.....go check it out!!!

Thanks Laurie!!!!

Enjoy & TFL

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

a happy life is made of....

Ok, I had a hell of a time getting the ladybug to stamp the way I wanted it to, I think I went through a whole sheet of card stock for one card. I hate that, such a waste. Then I realized that It was not even white paper once I started putting the card all together, what an idiot I am.
I wanted to do something with this DP and I thought it would work with this stamp set.

Stamps: Little Lady by Papertrey Ink
Paper: Ruby Red - SU, Shimmery Black, Very Vanilla - SU, Fleur Noir by Imaginisce
Ink: Palette in Black, Ruby Red
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nesties, dazzling diamonds - SU

Enjoy & TFL

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Saturday, June 21, 2008

Pretty Little Birthday

I am telling you, I am loving this set.....I is just so much fun. I also can't seem to make a card with out using my nestabilities!!! They are the best investment yet!!! If you are interested in getting your own set. I have picked mine up at and These are 2 great sites for shopping!!!! They are my top 2 favorite shopping sites....the deals are really good.
The card base on this one is 5x5. I am really into the square cards right now.

I got my liquid Applique through Stampin' Up many years ago, I really am not sure if you still can, but I know allot of web site have them for sale in a variety of colors

Stamps: Bitty birthdays - SU, So many Scallops - SU
Cardstock: Shimmery White, Pretty in Pink - SU, Purely Pomegranate - SU, Soft Sky designer paper -SU, Imangicse scrapbook paper
Ink: Purely Pomegranate - SU, Palette in black
Accessories: Cuttle Bug, Nesties, Ribbon, scallop punch - SU, bling, liquid applique in white

Enjoy & TFL

Friday, June 20, 2008

Simply Celebrating

These are 2 very very quick 3x3 cards. I loved the stamp I used in the background. I didn't know which one I would like better the silver or the black, so I made one of each.

I ran the card stock through my cuttlebug with nestibilities to do then embossed square, then stamped with versa mark, heat embossed powered, stamped the celebrate in silver and punch it out with the small oval punch, used dimensionals, then tied a ribbon....done.

Stamps: celebrate sentiment is from Micheals $1.50 bin, K&Company clear stamps
Cardstock: shimmery white - SU
Ink: Versamark, colorbox - silver
Accessories: Cuttlebug, nestibilities, small oval punch - SU, ribbon

Enjoy & TFL

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Chipboard/Coaster Picture Frame

I found this wonderful Tutorial by Amy Rysavy at Prairie Paper & Ink . I have so many chipboard coasters and nothing new to do with them. When I saw Amy's Idea, I knew I had to try. The only thing I really changed was the paper but was still fun to do.

Recipe (what i used different then the tutorial)
Stamps: Father Knows Best by Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Basicgrey
Ink: Palette Black, going grey - SU
Accessories: basicgrey buttons, and hemp twine

Enjoy & TFL

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

If you leave me a comment.....

Hello everyone,
I would just like to make a quick comment. If you leave a comment, and would like a reply back, can you please leave your e-mail address or sent me an e-mail at
I have had a number of people asking me questions and I have not been able to get back to them because they don't leave me any contact information.
Jaqueline, I would really like to be able to talk to you, please send me a quick e-mail and we can discuss. ;-)

What a small world!!! said...
Hi Shanna,I wanted to know if you do this invitation in white and silver and what the inside looks like. Please let me know and I also would like a quote.

June 17, 2008 7:09 PM

Monday, June 16, 2008

Pretty dreaming in Pink!!!

I had an idea in my head that I think may have worked. I really wanted to do a window card with my nesties, and this is what I cam up with. I started with a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card base in chocolate chip card stock and then added a vellum layer over the whole card. I really looks better in person....sometime the camera doesn't do a card justice. I always ask my DH to look at my cards and he didn't really like this one, say the ribbon is too big. What do you all think????

Stamps: Sweet Dreams
Paper: Chocolate chip - SU, Pretty in Pink - SU, vellum
Ink: Tim holtz distress ink in walnut stain, pink passion - SU
Accessories: Cuttlebug, nesties, markers to color the stamp then I huffed on the stamp to re-moisten the image, ribbon, bling

Enjoy & TFL

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Sunday, June 15, 2008


Here is another Black and White card that I made. It was very easy to keep going with the black and white card, there is just soo much I could have made. On this one, I took a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card base, stamped with versa mark and then heat embossed white powder, did a couple of punch outs, tried a ribbon......finished.

Stamps: Spiral Bouquet, mixed messages, both from Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: shimmery black, black tie optional DP by imangicse
Ink: Palette in Black
Accessories, large oval punch - SU, tag punch - SU, ribbon, embossing powder and heat gun

Enjoy & TFL

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Friday, June 13, 2008

Enjoy the Moment!!!

Here is another Black and White card that I made. It was very easy to keep going with the black and white card, there is just soo much I could have made.

On this one, I took a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card base, I wanted to keep it really simple. One layer and the ribbon. I really think this color combo is a statement in its self.

Stamps: Mixed Messages, from Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: shimmery black, black tie optional DP by imangicse
Ink: Palette in Black
Accessories: cuttlebug and nesties, large oval punch - SU, Small oval punch - SU, tag punch - SU, ribbon, brads

Enjoy & TFL

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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Wedding invitation fonts

I had a lady leave me a comment about getting the fonts from the Black and white wedding invitation that I did, I am sorry I have not gotten back to you yet, but you never gave my your e-mail address. If you end up seeing this, please leave out e-mail address and I will get them to you ASAP.

Susan Mac Donald said...
The invitation is extremely elegant! I, too, would like a copy of this font. I think it's THEEEEEfont for weddings. GREAT job!


Embrace Happiness BIC#17

This is the first time that I have done one of Beate's Be Inspired Challenge, I guess I was inspired!!! I made this card for the happy couple that I made Wedding invitations for in Black and White, I used the same paper on this card as I did on their invitations. I think they will really like it.

I made 3 cards with almost the same lay out.....I will post the other ones later!!

Stamps: mixed messages by Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: shimmery black, shimmery white, DP by Imangicse black tie optional
Ink: Palette Black
Accessories: cuttlebug, nesties, large oval punch - SU, tag punch - SU, glittered chipboard letters

Enjoy & TFL

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Bitty Birthday 3x3 trio

Ok, I am really enjoying this little set. Can't believe I didn't notice it before in the catalog??? Sure Stampin up is going to discontinue it now. I can see myself doing lots with this set.

On the card with the balloons, what I did was stamp and colored my image, then took my paper piercing tool and poked holes in the bottom of the balloons, then ran the string ribbon from the front of the image to the back and taped it down, then once I put the image on my card base I then trimmed the ribbon to length

Stamps: Bitty Birthday
Cardstock: Whisper white - SU, barely banana - SU, background paper is by Martha Stewart
Ink: Palette in Black, Bashful blue for the sentiment
Accessories: Cuttlebug, nesties, small oval punch - SU, bling and string ribbon, ticket corner punch - SU, mat pack - SU, prismacolor pencils, baby oil blending stump

Enjoy & TFL

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Monday, June 9, 2008

Wedding Invitations

Here is another set of Wedding invitations that I delivered to the Happy Bride this week. Nicole is a lady that I work with, and she was getting down to the wire with finding someone to do their invitations. I don't really like mixing my day job with another "paying" job, but I couldn't resist the opportunity to get another set of invites under my belt. I would really like to continue doing the invitations on a part time basis.
These ones were really easy to do. The invitations and reply cards are just flat cards and the Thank-you is a regular 4 1/2 x 5 1/2. 5x7 for the invitation (top picture), 41/4 x 5 1/2 for the reply card and Thank-you card.
I printed everything on my laser jet printer and it all worked out perfectly. The envelopes match the Bronze. They are very clean and elegant.

If you have any questions regarding this invitations, I would be happy to help you out, please remember, if you leave a comment with a question, please leave your e-mail address.

Cardstock: Mellow Moss - SU, Shimmery Ivory in text weight stock, shimmery bronze in cover weight.
Accessories: Mellow Moss Ribbon - SU

Enjoy & TFL

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Sunday, June 8, 2008

Beate WSC #51

Here is my card for Beate Weekend Sketch Challenge #51. I am really enjoying Bitty Birthday set from Stampin Up!! It is simply cute. I picked up this new designer paper on Friday from The Scrapbook Pantry here in Calgary!! I really like the whole line. This one is called Pink frosting with sprinkles by Imaginisce. I would have to say that I am liking a lot of the stuff that Imaginisce is putting out.

Stamps: Bitty Birthday - SU
Cardstock: Purely Pomegranate - SU, Pretty in Pink - SU, Soft Sky - SU, Vellum, Pink Frosting with Sprinkles DP by Imaginisce
Ink: Palette black
Accessories: Small and large oval punch - SU, scallop edge on vellum by Martha Stewart, Cuttlebug, Nestibilities, Prismacolor Pencil Crayons, baby oil, blending stump, velvet ribbon, and string ribbon, Primsacolor marker in 20% warm gray, dimensionals

Enjoy & TFL

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Friday, June 6, 2008

Hey, Slowpoke....Happy Birthday

I was camping with my parents last weekend and Mom and I brought our Stamping Stuff with us. This is the first card that started all the other Clear Dollar Stamp cards that I have posted in the last week.
We only got one card each done. But you should have seem all the stuff I took. It was a really eye opener to see much many different things that we use to make 1 card!!!

This card base is 4 1/4 by 5 1/2.
Stamps: cute critters by clear dollar stamps
Cardstock: going grey - SU, Pumpkin Pie - SU, Shimmery White, DP by SEI
Ink: Pallet in Black
Accessories: Cuttlebug, nestiblities, Prismacolor pencils, baby oil, prismacolor marker in 10% grey, White Ribbon, corner rounder for the card base and scalloped edge, paper piercer for the brads.

Enjoy & TFL

Thursday, June 5, 2008

No one in the World......

This is the card that I sent to Beate.
Here is my first My Favorite Things card. I used the masking technique on this card as well. Here is a tip: if you think you are going to be masking a lot with a stamp set, keep the scrap piece that you are using to block out the good image, then you won't have to keep cutting a scrap one.

Stamps: Going Places by My Favorite Things
Cardstock: card base is Sahara Sand - SU, mellow moss - SU, Shimmery White - SU, DP is Basicgey
Ink: Pallet black, Tim Holz distress ink in Walnut
Accessories: Martha Stewart scallop punch, ribbon, corner rounder punch - SU, prisma flowers, jeweled brad, charm from Walmart, prisma pencil crayons, baby oil

Enjoy & TFL

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

When Life can count on me

I think this is my favorite image from the set. I had a really problem with making this card work. I am still not 100% sure about it, but wanted to share. The card bas is 4 1/4 square. I took my basic grey ink pad and rubbed the DP on it to brink more of the grey in and make the paper not as bright.

Stamps: Cute Critters by Clear Dollar Stamps
CardStock: Shimmery white, shimmery black, DP by SEI, Basic Grey - SU, the teal color is also from the SEI DP pack
Ink: Pallet Ink in Black
Accessories: Cuttlebug, nestibilities, Primsacolor pencils and Baby oil, prismacolor marker in 10% grey, ticket corner punch, old olive ribbon - SU, hodgepodge metal tag - SU, small oval punch - SU.

Enjoy & TFL

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

You Quack me up!!!

I wanted to do this one in soft colors because I colored the image in strong colors, I figured if I went strong with the rest of the card it would have been too much. I really like how this one turned out. Again this card base is 4 1/4 square. On the card base, I toke my nesties and run it through my cuttlebug to get the card base embossed. It is a nice way to add a layer to a card without using paper.

Stamps: Cute Critters by Clear Dollar stamps
Cardstock: Barely Banana - SU, Soft Sky DP, pretty in Pink - SU, shimmery white
Ink: pallent ink in black, soft sky - SU
Accessories: cuttlebug, nestibilities, ribbon, prismacolor pencils, prismacolor marker in 10% grey, baby oil.

Enjoy & TFL
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