Thursday, May 27, 2010

This Bird is Busy!

I was just reading on a friend's blog how the month of May seems to be as busy or busier than December - and I totally agree! We have birthdays, Mother's Day, Memorial Day, school coming to a close (banquets, end of year stuff, parties...), baseball season begins, graduations...Yup, it's busier than December! But the bright side of that is that May is warmer and sunnier than December!
Since I was in a bright and cheery mood, I decided to use this cute bird from the Birds and Branches set at Lindsay's stamp Stuff on my card today. I printed it out on cream colored card stock. Sometimes I prefer the way my Prisma Markers look on cream card stock (instead of white). I used a cream card base and bazzill for the front. The patterned paper is a double sided piece called Blueberry Groove from Sassafras . I made the distress flower with a scrap and used a big brad for the center. Lately, I have been making cards without sentiments. That way I can pick a card out of my stash and stamp the sentiment on the inside to fit the occasion. I think this could be used for a Thinking of You, Happy Spring, Happy Birthday, Thank You, Congratulations...
Hop on over the the rest of the design team's blogs and see what they have created this week. I think Lindsay might even have a new tutorial for you on her blog...

Thursday, May 20, 2010

One Cute Chick!

Hello, Everyone! It's a very happy Thursday here in Maine. After a day of pouring rain yesterday, today is sunny and heading for the 80's! My cards today are full of pretty spring flowers, starting with the patterned paper from Basic Grey. I just fell in love with it, and had to use it. I had this cute chick image from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff already printed, colored (with my Prismas) and die cut. It was just waiting for the right card to come along, and I think it did! I made the flowers by using a flower punch and bazzill papers. You first punch the flowers, then scrunch and mash them up, then peel the two layers apart. I layered each flower to give it more depth and added brads from elements. I also made a small card with a the scraps from my first card a piece of ribbon and some purple stickles. Click HERE to go to the Mygrafico shop to buy the Cute Easter set.
You can check out the rest of the design team's blogs and see what they did this week - I'm sure it will be fabulous! The links are in my side bar, or you can go to Lindsay's Blog and find the list there. I know she will have a fun freebie for you and some extra special crafty inspiration! I'm off to enjoy the sunshine - Happy Digi Stamping!

My cards qualify for the following challenges:

Dare U 2 Digi Stamp - Anything Goes
Drunken Stampers - Scraps
Ann's Creative Nook - Round and Round We Go!
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Blooming Charming

Thursday, May 13, 2010


Happy Thursday! Are the weeks getting shorter, or is it just me? :) This week, I made a quick Congratulations card for a friend who recently graduated from college. This card was made with digi papers and stamps from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff. I used this week's freebie background paper, the All Around Phrases stamp, and a piece of the striped paper from the Black and White Elegant card kit. I kept this card all black and white so I could enter a challenge at Drunken Stampers this week. It also qualifies for the House Mouse Monday challenge (distress) and the ABC challenge (unused stash - brads).
I wish you all a fabulous Thursday, and I hope you will take a few minutes to check out the rest of the design team's creations for this week. I have posted a current list of DT members on my side bar, or you can see the list on Lindsay's Blog. Stop by and check out this week's freebie and have fun!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Quick Mother's Day Card

Happy Thursday!!! It's digi stamp day! Today I have made up a very quick and easy card for my mom for Mother's Day. I chose the bird on the sunflower stamp from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff from the Pretty Primitives set and colored it with my Bic Mark Its. The patterned papers I used are from BoBunny and DCWV. The bling is self sticking from K&Company. I aged the edges of some of the panels with Distress Inks and that was it. Easy peasy~especially good for those last minute "whoops, I forgot..." cards! You can find more Mother's Day cards and projects on Lindsay's blog, as well as the other Design Team Members. Check them out, leave them some love, and pick up a freebie! Have a great week, Everyone!