Saturday, October 18, 2014

Christine Paper Dolls Birthday Blog Hop

Let's start off this Hop by saying “Happy-Happy Birthday Christine Paperdolls!!!”

It's Party Time!  This is a special design team hop in recognition of Christine's birthday so please join us and wish her Happy Birthday as you hop along and see all the amazing design team inspiration. Of course, you can’t have a birthday without presents right?!! So each design team member will be giving away the rubber stamp of the image they chose to use. Now, for the DT's who created more than one card they picked their fave of the 2 stamps to giveaway. Also, two lucky hoppers will be getting an amazing grand birthday prize pack.   Here is Prize Pack #1
It's a Carta Bella 12 x 12 Homemade with Love Kit

Here is Prize Pack #2
It's a lovely Carta Bella Sew Lovely 12 x 12 kit

so there are over 13 prizes up for grabs along the way. To be eligible you must leave a comment on every blog and for the main prizes you must also follow the Paper Nest Dolls blog! Here is the complete lineup for anyone who may get lost along the way and everyone enjoy all the inspiration!

Here is my card with the stamp "Ironing Avery" so leave me some love here and at each of the other Design Team members blogs to be eligible to win this stamp! I think she is adorable with her hair up and I stepped out of my comfort zone to mix up these colors.  I think my love of quilting and mixing patterns seems to show up in my cards! Lol!

I couldn't resist coloring up Skater Owen too! 
He reminds me of one of my 7 grandsons! Isn't he cute?

Here is an overall look at all newly released images now available in the Paper Nest Doll store and to top it off in celebration of this glorious day all stamps are 25% off from the October 19-20th these 2 days ONLY! But, commenting will be left open until October 24th so that gives everyone time to hop and comment.  Winners will be chosen on November 3rd!
Chef Owen
Fan Dancer
Skater Owen
Newspaper Owen
Garden Owen
Garden Avery
Artist Avery
Ballgown Avery
Ironing Avery
Washing Clothes Ellie

Here is the card I made for Christine using Washing Clothes Ellie!
Happy Birthday Christine!!  

Christmas Flower Ellie!

I know...I's October and we still have other Holidays to celebrate 
before Christmas but...some people celebrate Christmas all year round
so this is for them.  :)  I mentioned with my last Christmas card post that I
decorate in Pinks so I thought I would show you how cute those colors work.
I'm dreaming of a Pink Christmas! I hope you are!  This card is called a gate fold but 
mine overlaps a bit.  The wreath is made from a Martha Stewart punch with many layers.  
Yes, I did some stitching again.  I really will put my sewing machine to
use on fabric soon and very soon.  I think you could color Christmas Flower Ellie
 in any color and she would look fabulous!  I adore her heart pockets and her shoes too.  
What do you think?  Pink Christmas?
Thanks for looking in!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

French Girl Avery Again!

My Grand daughter Emeri turned 8 years old!  
Her bedroom is decorated in the French theme and also in Pink and Black.
Sooo I had to use the French Girl Avery for her card.
I colored her up with my beloved copic markers. Hehehe!
Had to add the fishnet stocking again.  :)  
The banner is a La La Land banner die with twine wrapped around it.
The clock is a Teresa Collins chipboard die cut with a  
pink poodle brad added to the center.
Zig zag stitching around the edges adds another texture. 
The papers are by Carta Bella and they are perfect
for this card.  Since I was sending this card in the mail, I 
had to keep the elements within the card size to fit in the envelope. 

The pictures were taken in my kitchen because it is
decorated in Pink, Black and French themed!
My grand daughter has great taste, right?

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Kraftin Kimmie and Kit and Clowder Challenge

I made this card for the BINGO Challenge. 
There is a list of items that you need to include in your creation
and this is what I came up with.  I started with
corrugated card stock.

I added a 3D embellishment, which are the adorable glasses, 
I stitched around the paper with some black thread 
to coordinate with the glasses.
I decorated the glass on her glasses with stickles, 
not too happy but...
I have the dark accents (black) and added a big bow 
that I made out of seam binding.
There a few sentiments that came with the stamp set
and I chose, "Come to the nerdy side, we have PI!"
I love all the sentiments this set comes with.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Reindeer Emma arrives early!

I know it's a little early to be posting Christmas cards but look at Emma!
How could I resist?

I decorate my house in Pink, White and Blue for Christmas but 
wanted to use the more traditional colors for this card.  
I added a red crystal behind the lamp so it would look like a 
red light bulb.  Can you see it?

I embossed the snow flakes with white embossing powder.
I added stickles to the holly for added blingage and 
used my Martha Stewart punch to add the golden branches.
Hopefully I have encouraged you to get into the
Christmas Spirit a little early this year!

You could even use Reindeer Emma for a Halloween card.
Here is the link to The Paper Nest Dolls site to purchase Emma:

Thanks for looking in!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Hey Good Looking!

Hey Good lookin!  What's cookin?  My 2nd Paper Nest Doll Design Team Card!
I used the adorable Chef Angelina stamp.  I colored her up with my Copic Markers! 
 I made the flower and painted a metal spoon to match the spoon that Angelina is holding.

I did some sewing around some of the paper.  Added fish tail banners. 
Searched through my button stash and found the perfect buttons to match.
I enjoy layering the paper and die cuts to make it pop.

I am really happy with the way she turned out.  I love the shabby chic colors.
If you want to buy Chef Angelina, you can find her here:
Christine of Paper Nest Dolls is always adding new stamps
so go and check out her store.
Thank you for looking!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Exciting News! Paper Nest Dolls!

I have some exciting news to share!  Christine of Paper Nest Dolls has asked me to join
her Design Team!  I am over the top excited!  I love her stamps and she has a large selection to choose from.  So without further ado...
Here is my first card using French Girl Avery!  Isn't this stamp adorable?  I loved coloring her up!  She was just released yesterday.  She has socks but I added the fish net look to them.
I used some Carta Bella paper and mixed it Teresa Collins paper.  I added the Eiffel towel die cuts and a new LaLaLand wire die cut.  I hope you like her!
Go to if you want to own her!
Keep checking back because you don't want to miss out on all the new releases!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Kraftin Kimmie Hot Stuff Challenge

This is my take on Kraftin Kimmie Stamps Hot Stuff Challenge.  I think
a bride is beautiful and this Saturated Canary Stamp is definitely sexy!
I wanted to use a stamp that I already had.  I colored her up with my
growing supply of Copic Markers.  I used Teresa Collins paper.  It is an
old line of Posh and Timeless paper!  I added the angel that I had made
earlier with some Ice Resin and white paint.  I sprayed the angel with some
Lindy's Stamp gang to give it some sparkle and added a ring.
I hope you like her!