Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Happy Tuesday! This week started with a couple of rainy days but today it was back to the blue clear skies we are used to here in Arizona! I decided to celebrate by creating a card using the sunflower stamp from Mark's Finest Papers: Blackberries, Sunflower, and Bees! I decided to enter this card into a bunch of challenges. For the overall layout I used the MOJO Monday sketch challenge. This week was more fun that usual as they gave you a couple of options for the sketch! Second I entered the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge to use flowers. I finished up this entry by playing a few of the Splitcoast Stamper challenges. I entered the color challenge to use Olympic colors and accent with some kind of metal accent.. bronze, silver, or gold! The Teapot Tuesday challenge was simply challenging us to use color but to keep a white base. Lastly I entered the Try a New Technique challenge titled Its in the Pieces!I hope you enjoy this giant sunflower!

MOJO Monday: MOJO 127
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday: FTTC55
SCS Color Challenge
SCS Teapot Tuesday Challenge
SCS Try a New Technique

Stamps:Mark's Finest Papers: Blackberries,Sunflower, and Bees!
Paper:CTMH That's Amore paper packet, Honey CS
Ink: CTMH Sunflower, Olive, and Tulip
Accessories:Gold Brads; CTMH and Organdy ribbon with gold trim; Michaels

Thursday, February 11, 2010


As we all know Valentine's Day or Single's awareness... Whichever you prefer is coming up this weekend. I decided to make a bag of goodies for my co-workers this year! I had found some cute pink paper bags from Michaels and filled them with some chocolates! After folding the bag over, I used a clothes pin that I covered with designer paper, organdy ribbon, and a paper flower with adhesive pearl to clip onto the bag. I got this idea from Inking Idaho's fantastic website! I added a postage tag that I made using the Cuttlebug die cut and embossing folder and finished up the bag with a chocolate colored cutout from the silhouette machine in a heart design. This project was entered into the AiFactory challenge to use lots of hearts! I also entered the CCEE Stampers Inspiration challenge. The inpiration was all kinds of Lovey themed posters so my project fit well. Last but certainly not least, I entered this project into the Sassy designs By Susie . This challege was to use flowers and hearts! I hope you enjoy my project! Have a very happy Valentine's Day!