Saturday, February 26, 2011


I finally got around to making a "Welcome Baby" card for some close friends who just recently had an adorable baby girl. Hope you like the card.

The paper is digi paper from MTME the adorable stamp is from SU "Baby Steps", don't you just love the little heart from the Mama Ellie. I tied a piece of Pink Pirouette ribbon, topped it with a narrower black and white polka-dot ribbon, added two of SU's crochet flowers for a dash of color. You may notice I dry embossed the envelope flap with a design I thought similar to the pink paper.

Since I was on a roll I thought I'd line the envelope with the polka-dot paper to tie it all together. You can also get a peek at the inside design as well.

Thanks for looking and I'd love to hear your comments.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


A friend of mine visited recently and although her birthday was back in January I still wanted to give her a card while she was here.

This was a very clean and simple card, but I loved the color combo and that luscious ribbon just makes me think of chocolate candy, enjoy!

Sunday, February 20, 2011


This is a very simple TU card I cased from one of Papertrey Inc.'s sneak peeks. I sent it to my friend Diane @ Rubber 'n Rafters and I just know she'll recycle that adorable little flower (cause she already told me so). I used Baja Breeze CS on a Kraft CS base, embossed with SU Framed Tulip embossing folder. The sentiments were taken from a variety of stamp sets and stamped onto WW CS. The adorable flower is from Papertrey's Dies. You may have noticed I also used the embossing folder on the back flap of the envelope. A quick and easy card hope you enjoy it.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


I have 3 gal pals coming to visit tomorrow and as a welcome I usually make a little treat I thought this was perfect. It combines Valentine Day and welcome at the same time.

I found cute little cello bags stamped with red hearts (last year) at my craft store, inside I placed fabulously smelling bath sponges with soap already inside (they're supposed to last for 8+ washes-I have one that is going on several months and still good). The fragrance is grapefruit...I know that doesn't sound great, but trust me it is (why didn't I buy a new one for myself)? But the fun thing (I think) is that all the gals share the same bathroom (no easy feat) while they're here so I made tags from SU's Two Tags die and inside I stamped, also from SU's Level One Hostess gift Afterthoughts the perfect sentiment "Just for you don't have to share"! Isn't it great how you can find the perfect sentiment from SU stamps, love 'em.
Wish you could enjoy the fragrance from the sponges, just use your imagination!
Oh, almost forgot also wrapped little boxes of chocolates (Target) to place on their beds with the little bags. I know they' love them I can almost hear them squealing now!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


I used MTME digital paper for this sympathy card for a friend whose husband just passed away. I thought this paper was cheerful looking and hope that it will help ease her loss. As you can see I cut a piece of patterned paper in half and framed the top, bottom and middle with a strip of SU's Blushing Bride (BB) CS onto Chocolate Chip (CC). I also hand cut one of the butterflies, and added some rhinestones. The sentiment is from SU's Teeny Tiny Wishes and was mounted first on an oval of BB and then again on a larger oval of CC. I choose not to add a ribbon, but lined the inside of the envelope with the same matching paper. (The envelope liner is a die from PTI).