April 29, 2008

Sparkly Butterfly

Posted in Challenges, It's your Birthday at 11:01 am by happygiggles

I quite like this card!  The colours make me happy!  The colour scheme actually came from kwernerdesign blog.  You should really check her blog out.  Each week she posts a new colour challenge for anyone to try out!   But this card is really for the Featured Stamper challenge featuring Michelle – aka Sf9erfan on Splitcoast.  I decided to case this card:  Silly Butterfly.

I obviously changed the colours and I didn’t add the white dots.  I also just bought one of Martha Stewart’s butterfly punches (love it!) so I thought this was the perfect excuse to use it!

The card base is Sahara Sand with some whisper white and Pumpkin pie layered over top.  The swirls are stamped in Certainly Celery on some Whisper white which is over top of some So Saffron, Certainly Celery, and Pumpkin Pie.  The butterflies are punched out of the same colours then I added the rhinestones to the body and then Stickled the wings!  I love the sparkle!


Stamps: Season of Joy, not sure where the birthday sentiment is from
Paper: Sahara sand, Whisper white, Pumpkin Pie, So saffron, certainly celery
Ink: Certainly celery
Accessories: rhinestones, white satin ribbon, Stickles, butterfly punch



April 26, 2008

I’m a Winner!

Posted in Uncategorized at 3:15 pm by happygiggles

Once in a while I’ll put my name in for some blog candy that’s being offered on one of the numerous blogs that I stalk. I just so happens that this time I won! If you haven’t already, check out Amy’s blog, Pickled Paper Designs.  Her work is absolutely amazing.  You will not be disapointed!  I happened to win the April 2008 Cards Magazine which Amy has a card in!  I can’t wait to get it!  Thanks so much again Amy.


Another Baby Girl

Posted in Baby, Challenges, Simple at 9:11 am by happygiggles

Today’s challenge at Splitcoast was the inspiration challenge.  One of my favorites!  We were to take inspiration from this website featuring parties in a box.  Just add Cake.  We were encouraged to use the safari theme, but were allowed to use a different party box if we wanted.  Since I don’t have anything that I thought would be suitable for a safari theme, I went with the baby shower box.  I really liked the napkins and invites which are neopolitan icecream coloured.  This is what I came up with!

I thought the card called for simple since I wanted the colours to be the main focus.  I almost didn’t add the ribbon and the bling, but I’m glad I did in the end!  Since this card is pretty simple I think it explains itself.


Stamps:  So Many Scallops 
Paper: Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink, Close to Cocoa
Ink: Chocolate chip
Accessories: Crystal rhinstones, pink grosgrain ribbon, scallop punch

Thanks for looking!

April 24, 2008

Sweet Baby Girl

Posted in Baby at 8:12 pm by happygiggles

I’m not sure if you remember me talking about a card that I didn’t want to show you or not, but I will show it to you now, because I redid it!  I like it much better.  Actually I sold it too!  (Well, my wonderful Mom did when she took a bunch of my cards to her office!)

Pretty cute huh?  To redo it, I took the center pieces off the ivory base I had it on before and put it on the pink base.  All because a sentiment I stamped was crooked!  Such a perfectionist I am!  So I believe this is definitely a card for a new baby girl.  There’s a lot of pink!  I started with a Pretty in Pink base, then added some very Vanilla, some polka dotted paper, more Pretty in pink, then some more Very vanilla with  a scalloped edge.  I added a bit of Stickles to the Sweet One layer.  The final touches were the bronze brads and the dew drops. 

Thanks for looking!


Stamps: So Many Scallops 
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Very vanilla, pink polka dot from Michael’s
Ink: Chocolate chip
Accessories: dew drops, bronze brads, pink ribbon, Stickles

April 19, 2008

A Day to Remember

Posted in Just Because, Weekend Sketch at 6:24 pm by happygiggles

This is what I woke up to today.  About three inches of snow!  The reason why I took this picture is because I honestly don’t remember it ever snowing in April!  Just doesn’t happen here!  Thankfully it’s pretty much gone now!

While this crazy weather system was going through, I managed to make a card.  Actually, a couple, but I’m not so sure I want to show you the other one!  I really don’t like it!  I think I’ll end up taking it apart.  Anyways, I’ll show you the one I do like.  It’s for Beate’s Weekend sketch.

The colours in this one make me happy.  Along with the flowers!  I’m thinking that I should really stick with simple because those end up being some of my favorite cards!  For this card I started with a base of Very Vanilla then added the Barely Banana layers (which my husband helped with! 🙂 )  Next came the patterned flower pieces.  Finally, I stamped the flowers from Simply Said in Versamark then embossed them in silver powder.  I really like the silver, that’s why I added the silver brads to try and tie it all in!  The simply said flowers are stamped on Soft sky layered over top Blue Bayou!  The ribbon is also there to hide a bit of a gap I had.


Stamps: Simply Said
Paper: Very Vanilla, Barely Banana, Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, patterned paper from Michael’s
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: silver brads, soft sky ribbon, silver embossing powder, cuttlebug


April 16, 2008

Flowers for Your Birthday

Posted in Challenges, It's your Birthday at 9:09 pm by happygiggles

Hello again!  I’m back today with the card I made for the Sketch challenge at Splitcoast.  I just loved this sketch!  Gave me a chance to use some patterned paper!  Notice I didn’t use my Cuttlebug.  See…I’m not completely obsessed!

Anywho, I started this card with a layer of dark brown from Papersource then added a bit of River Rock then the patterned paper!  I got the left hand side paper from Michael’s recently.  The other flower paper is from my local scrapbook store.  The strip with the sentiment is simply, more brown with more river rock then a touch of very Vanilla.  The layers with the stamped flowers are brown, then some Blush blossom, and some more Very Vanilla.  I coloured in the flowers with my water colour pencils then blended them with my blender pen.  Oh yeah, there’s a bit of chocolate satin ribbon running through the middle.  I didn’t like the gaps that were there, so I covered them up!

Thanks for looking!


Stamps:  Oh, So lovely
Paper: river rock, blush blossom, brown from Papersource, patterned papers from Michael’s
Ink: Chocolate chip
Accessories: bronze brads, water colour pencils, blender pen, chocolate satin ribbon

April 14, 2008

Embossed Lovely

Posted in Challenges, It's your Birthday at 9:22 pm by happygiggles


This card below, is the card I made for the featured Stamper Challenge.  Featuring  Jodi, aka Kharmagirl on Splitcoast.  Again, another amazing gallery!  I was initially going to do a different card but then I saw this one and thought I could do a decent job!  I do not have the Kind thoughts set (but wish I did) and since I’m obsessed with my Cuttlebug and had the perfect folder (in my opinion) for the center, that’s what I did!

I changed the River Rock on Jodi’s to Sahara Sand on mine.  Also, I obviously used my Cuttlebug to emboss two layers instead of scoring and stamping.  Another change I made was the size of the card.  I just made it the standard size.  After I embossed the center piece I realized that I should have tried the negative effect technique so I tried to put a bit of white ink on the raised parts after the fact.  Sort of worked!  I did stamp a birthday sentiment from Stamping Bella on the bottom edge in Whisper White but it’s kinda hard to see in the photo! 

Thanks for looking!


Stamps: birthday sentiment from Stamping Bella
Paper: Soft Sky, Whisper white, Sahara Sand
Ink: Whisper White
Accessories: Cuttlebug, crystal rhinestones


April 12, 2008

All Handmade

Posted in Challenges, It's your Birthday, Weekend Sketch at 11:48 am by happygiggles

Again, I managed to combine two challenges!  Well, I guess only one challenge and a sketch!  The Sketch is Beate’s Weekend Sketch.  Love the simplicity!  For the challenge aspect I used the Limited Supplies challenge at Splitcoast where we wereto create our own patterned paper!  So much fun!  I will definitely be doing this again!

To make the patterned paper, I started with a base of whisper white then stamped the background stamp from Oh, So Lovely all over.  Next, I pulled out one of the flower stamps from Best blossoms and stamped that randomly in Soft Sky.  Finally, I added the flourish from Season of Joy in Not Quite Navy then added a dot of Stickles in the center of each flower.  I love it! 

Since I love my new Cuttlebug, I thought I would use it for the Certainly Celery piece on the side to add a bit more interest.  I used my scalloped scissors on the edge first before I ran it through.  The birthday sentiment is layered over top some Soft Sky and Blue Bayou paper! 

There you have it! 


Stamps: Oh, So Lovely, Season of Joy, Best Blossoms
Paper: Whisper white, certainly celery, soft sky, blue bayou
Ink: certainly celery, not quite navy, soft sky
Accessories: silver eyelets, soft sky ribbon, corner rounder, Stickles, Cuttlebug, scalloped scissors

April 11, 2008

Two for Ya!

Posted in Challenges, Just Because, Weekend Sketch at 10:21 pm by happygiggles

Whew!  Am I ever glad it’s Friday!  I’m so ready for the weekend.  It’s been one of those weeks where I just can’t seem to get caught up on anything and have to force myself to stay up until 10pm!  Mind you, I have been sleeping very well!  Tomorrow, my husband and I are going golfing!  My first game in a good year!  Yikes.  Hopefully, the rest of the weekend will be fairly low key.   

Since I’m behind on posting my cards, I thought I would just put the two I haven’t posted yet into one post!  I’m trying to be efficient! 

First one:

This card was made for the Featured Stamper challenge at Splitcoast last weekend.  I really wanted to use the big rub on flower from the Eastern Elegance set of rub ons since I’ve finally gotten over my phobia of using them!  I love the effect!  The colours came from the patterned paper.  I just pulled it out, liked it, then used it!  Here’s the card I used from the featured stamper challenge:  SC167


Stamps:  None!
Paper: Purely pomegranate, Apricot appeal, patterned paper from Michael’s
Ink: None
Accessories: crystal rhinestone, white eyelets, white satin ribbon, rub on, a glass (for the circle behind the flower)

Second card:

I had to wait to post this one because I made it for my Aunt who has not been feeling well and I need to wait until she got it since I think she reads my blog!  (She really liked it!)  The inspiration for this card comes from the inspiration challenge at Splitcoast as well as Beate’s Weekend Sketch from last week.  I also just received my scallop punch which was on back order so I had to use it! 


Stamps: Boho backgrounds, Thoughtful florals by Verve Visual
Paper: Certainly celery, wild wasabi, Blue Bayou, whisper white
Ink: Versamark, chocolate chip
Accessories: dew drops, scallop punch, pearl bead, white satin ribbon, circle punch


April 9, 2008

Here You Go!

Posted in Challenges, Wedding at 8:48 pm by happygiggles

So, I finally made a card using my new Cuttlebug on Monday and am just now getting a chance to post it!  It’s been a bit hectic this week!  The scary part is, it’s only half way through the week!  Actually, I think I should be glad it’s already half way through the week! 

Well, onto the card!

I’m quite happy with how it turned out!  I used a couple of challenges for this card.  The first one was the Try a new Technique challenge at Splitcoast which was to use two or more ribbons to ‘stack’.  I used a chocolate brown and an ivory ribbon left over from our wedding.  Love those colours!  The layout actually came from one of Jen Del Muro’s A Sketch for you to Try.  Love the layout!  Another thing I’m quite enjoying about this card is how the swirls in the stamped image go perfectly with the swirls in the dry embossing!  For a bit more elegance I added the crystal rhinestone brads.  I love bling!  (Apparently I love everything today!) 

Thanks for looking!


Stamps: Anniversary birds by Verve Visual
Paper: brown by Paper source, Very Vanilla, blue bayou
Ink: Chocolate chip
Accessories: crystal rhinestone brads, ivory and chocolate ribbon, corner rounder

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