Sunday, January 29, 2012


Baby showers that is!
Two baby showers at work this week.
One for a brand new baby boy.
One for a soon to be baby girl.
Happy for them.
Happy it's not me!

First, Sweet Pea for the girl. 

I use the embedded embossing technique. The flowers are cut out of the new DP Everyday Enchantment (Sale-A-Bration catalog) that I used for the first layer on the base of this card. I CASED the punch art from Andrea Walford and added the embossed oval behind it. I suggest you if you want two stamp sets that will last for-ever and never go out of style, purchase Baroque Motifs and Lovely Trees from SU!

My inspirational challenges are:
Critter Challenge - use 3 embellishments
Cute Card Thursday - You're a Gem (pearls)
Winter Wonderland - Swirls and Pearls
(right now, does not need to be a Christmas/Winter card)
Frosted Designs - Sketch
Moving Along with the Times - blooming marellous
Sentimental Sundays - embossing
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle - Anything Goes
By the Cute and Girly - New Beginnings
Stamptacular Sunday - Diamond or pearls

Now for the new little baby boy...

Similiar to the other punch art lion card I made.
Different sketch and DP (again, Everyday Enchantment as the above card)

My inspirational challenges are:
Clearly I Stamp - Pastels
Alphabet Challenge - Z for Zoo Animals
Crafty Ann's - "What's New Pussycat?"
(show new stash - It's all new!)
Crafty Calendar - New News
Craft Your Days Away - Distressing
Crazy 4 Challenges - Layer it on-Lots of layes and embellies
Gingersnaps Creations - Use your DP
Pixie Dust Studio - Let's Go to the Zoo
Stamping 411 - Color (SU! products only)
Stamping 411 - Sketch (SU! products only)
Stamps R Us - Just Kidding Around (cards for kids)
Stampin' Up Only Challenge - favorite product from
new Occasions Mini catalog - Blossom Punch!)
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Let's see those animals!

Not quite sure where this Mojo came from
Maybe it's trying something new...
now there's a thought...
get out of that box!

Have a great week!

Saturday, January 14, 2012


Not my favorite card this year.
So that means 50% of the cards I have made are terrific, beyond and above. 
 The other 50% are destined for unknown territory.
50% ain't bad either way,
considering I've only made 2 cards in 2012!

I was inspired by the following challenges:

365 Cards, Day 317 - Image This, Candy Land
Papertake Weekly - die cut and cute
Pixie Dust Studio - heart
The Pink Elephant - heart
The Alphabet Challenge - Y, you can chose
Anything Goes - Anything Goes
Lexi's Challenge - Anything Goes
Speedy Fox and Friends - Border Punch
Clean and Simple Stamping - Sketch

Stampin' for the Week-end - out with the old
 (everything on this card is old, including the designer)

Thanks for stopping by on this very cold sunny day!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Welcome, BABY!

Happy New Year streamers and confetti

I told my students this week that 2012
was the date for science fiction when I was a kid.
Do you remember Twilight Zone?
Oh yeah, scary stuff and now we're there ...

On to my not so scary lion!
I'm starting the year practicing punch art.
Always admire everyone's punch art talent and decided to give it a try.
I didn't have the same punches so I subbed the new punch Blossom
(now available in the New SU! Occasions mini catalog)
for the lion's mane. I also used the 2-step owl punch and the 2-step bird punch.

Now on to the inspiring challenges I am entering this punchy card in...

Critter Challenge - celebration
Kaboodle Doodles - celebration
ABC Challenge - G is for green
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge - Animal Print or Happy Birthday
Corrosive Challenge - something brand new (blossom punch)
Crafty Calendar - New News (baby)
Craft Your Days Away - new beginnings
Crazy 4 Challenges - New 'toys' (blossom punch)
Cute Card Thursday - new punch and technique!
CES Challenge - Anything goes
Creative Craft Challenge - Anything goes and tell New Year Resolution
"Get bills paid off and retire!"
(IE - not buying stamping stuff!)
Incy Wincy Designs - Anything goes
Paper Take Weekly - Anything goes
Ribbon Carousel - Anything goes
Stamps R Us - Anything goes
TopTip Tuesday - Anything goes
The Pink Elephant - Anything goes
Polly Craft Challenge - Punch it (boy did I!)
Alphabet Challenge - x-tra special occasion

Thanks for stopping by
and here's wishing everyone
a safe and very