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April 19, 2011

Fun cards and news!

Hello everyone!  Well it has been some time since I blogged!  I've been working on lots of crafty goodness, but much of it is not ready to share with you yet!  I've been *gasp* actually scrapbooking instead of making cards a lot this week!  =)  Pics will come soon when the scrapbook is ready!  =D

Next, I was so so SO excited to get chosen for the Froggin Fantastic Four over at Lily Pad Cards!  Have you checked out their website yet?  They have lots of fun challenges and tips and tricks for card makers everywhere!  It's such a fun, new site and I'm honored that they chose me!

Ok, and now onto today's cards:
I'm really happy with the way this card turned out!  I started with this incredible paper from Paper Source and then used PTI's Tag-it's #1 and #2 to make the great Mother's Day tag!  The pearly rose was handmade with my new molds from mold muse on Etsy!  If you haven't checked them out yet either, definitely do that too!  =)  Here's a close-up of the card:
Also, I'd like to give credit to Britta Swiderski for the great twine-wrapping idea!  She used it a few weeks ago for her card on her Video Tutorial Monday, and I felt that this card needed a little something more!  Then I remembered her twine idea, and voila!  =)  This card was inspired by:
1. CR84FN #24: 
2. Etsy Inspired #135 - The Creating is Fun Shop.  I was inspired by this picture with the beautiful pearly buttons:
50 white rose shape buttons
UPDATE: I'm also entering this card for consideration over at the Practical Scrappers blog for their Challenge me Tuesday challenges!  This week's challenge is twine so it was perfect!  I'd never been to their blog before, but it's fabulous!  Check it out here! 

And now, onto the next card:
Wee Memories is having an "All Things Adorable" challenge this week!  In my world, there is little that is more adorable than my little dog, Lucky!  I recently saw this stamp set on clearance at my local Michael's and I couldn't resist all of the cute cute pupples!  I especially liked this one because he reminds me of our little guy when he's on alert:
Hehe!  I also love this Max and Whiskers paper pack from Basic Grey and thought that this all went just perfect together!  =)  Again, this card was inspired by the current Wee Memories Challenge:
Ok everyone!  Well, I hope that you are all having a wonderful week, and that those of you celebrating Easter have a lovely Easter weekend!  =)  Enjoy! 


  1. Super cards - love the dog one!! And your CR84FN card is very pretty - love the paper and the twine around the card. Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week!

  2. I feel the same way about my dog! I was also contemplating a dog card as well, Great mind's think alike I suppose. :) Both great cards, I love the mother's day one with the pearly flower.

  3. That pearly rose you made is GORGEOUS!!! And I LOVE the sentiment in the second card---super cute! Adorable photo of your dog too---he looks like he's a lot of fun to have around!!!

  4. Beautiful card for Mother's Day. Love the twine and the rose. So glad to see you playing along with us at Etsy Inspired. :)

  5. Kristy, I love that twine card! We're doing a challenge with that at Practical Scrappers this week and I'd love it if you'd submit it for that!

  6. Your card for CR84FN is so pretty! That Mulberry paper and twine combo looks wonderful! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN :)

  7. Such lovely cards! Your CR84FN card is so lovely - the twine is fabulous! Great take on the challenge colors! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!