January 27, 2010

All you need is love.....

do be do be doooo. The Beatles, good song :) The Hero Arts curly heart was calling out for a great sentiment and here it is. I saw this Charles Schultz sentiment a while back and kept it in mind for a Valentine's Day card. I typed the sentiment on my computer with 2 different fonts and viola!! Charles Schultz and his cute Peanuts crew were my favorites growing up. My mother bought me so many of the Peanuts cartoon books and I have them to this day, they are among my treasures from my childhood.
Items used: hero Arts curly heart and Lots of Love stamps, hand typed sentiment, Colorbox metal heart accents, ribbon, DP.


My co-worker asked me to make her a cupcake thinking of you card and here it is. Don't you just love cupcakes, not only are they delicious but they are little works of art.
Items used: Hero Arts cupcake and every day sayings stamps, button, linen thread, pearls.

Love Always

Here's another new Memory Box stamp, Branch Heart. I've seen a few cards made with this beautiful stamp and love the simplicity of the design. Again, the MB stamps leave so much room for interpretation.
Items used: Hero Arts All Occasion stamp, Memory Box Branch Heart and nesting birds stamps, DP, ribbon, flowers, pearls.

Made with Love

The minute I saw this lovely Memory Box stamp "Lovey Dovey Tree" I knew I wanted to add it to my collection. Memory box has such pretty stamps, not too ornate and open to so many possibilities.
Items used: Memory Box lovey dovey tree stamp, Hero Arts leaf prints stamps, DP, ribbon, pearls, MS punch.

January 23, 2010


I love the new Hero Arts cling stamp Dandelion frame and I'm so happy with the soft look of this card, hope you like it too.
Items Used: Hero Arts Dandelion frame, antique engravings and sentiment stamps, gems and ribbon.

Holly Berry House

I found a treasure today, Holly Berry House. You can view their website HERE. I had heard about Holly Berry stamps some time ago and finally researched a little and found their shop in Colorado Springs. Such beautiful stamp creations in the shop and such nice stamps; the people at the shop were so nice. Enjoy!

January 20, 2010

Cute "Girly" Cards

Hero Arts has come up with some new little girl stamps and I think they are adorable. These cute little girls make such nice Valentine cards, don't you think?

Items used: Hero Arts you're the best stamps, Studio G sentiment stamp, Stampendous calligraphy stamp, rick rack ribbon, DP, HA heart and sparkle gems.

January 16, 2010

From the heart

I was inspired to make this card by a beautiful card Nancy Taylor made HERE

Items used: Hero Arts antique engravings, leaf prints and together stamps, SU DP, pearls, HA heart gem, MS punch.

January 15, 2010

Valentine's day is coming....

,,,and it's time to make cards. There are so many possibilities for Valentine cards, love, friendship, thinking of you - all said w/ Love :)
Items used: Bo Bunny papers, lace, MS punch, pearls
Hero Arts heart gem, Hero Arts hugs & kisses and all occasion messages stamps.

Items used: Studio G sentiment stamp, Hero Arts sweet bird, antique engravings and floursih background stamps, button, ribbon, DP, MS punch
I was inspired by a card on the Darkroom Door blog.

January 11, 2010

So many cards ...

I have been busy making cards, unfortunately have not found the time to add them to my blog; here are some of my new creations:

Items used: Hero Arts silhouette grass, birthday messages and antique engravings stamps, Northwoods valentine hearts background stamp, gems, pearls, strings,buttons ribbons.

January 3, 2010

What's up?

I am still quite taken with this Cosmo Cricket Earth Love paper, especially these little birds. Thought this paper was perfect to pair with my new Hero Arts feathers stamps.

Items used: Cosmo Cricket earth love paper, jute twine, Hero Arts feathers stamps, diamond glaze.

Hummingbird and bells

Hummingbirds are such amazing little birds; so colorful. I cannot wait for them to return to our feeder. I love watching them zip around and always get a kick out of hearing them fly past me when I am walking outside.

Thought the Hero Arts new silhouette bells stamp was perfect to pair with one of the hummingbirds from the new HA antique engraving stamps hummingbirds. I put a little bit of diamond glaze on the pink bell, however it's not easy to see in this picture.

January 2, 2010

Happy Day Kitty

Isn't this kitten the cutest? This stamp is from the Penny Black transparent stamp set "piece of my heart". The set has such sweet images for Valentine's day.

I am submitting this card to 2 challenges this week 1) Penny Black Saturday Challenge and 2) >Fussy & Fancy Friday Challenge. This is a new challenge blog, the first challenge is "New".

Items used: Penny Black piece of my heart stamp, Hero Arts Thoughtful messages and cling flourish background stamps, lace, sparkle gems, pearls.


Feathers, aren't they just wonderful? I love watching the many different types of birds that congregate and feed at our backyeard feeders. By the way, so does our cat, Boo! Boo jumps from window to window stalking the birds and having so much fun. He's a joy to watch in action. Anyway, just added the new Hero Arts feathers stamp set to my collection, here we go....
Items used: HA feathers, everyday sayings and antique engravings stamps, pearls and ribbon.

Down by the seashore....

I grew up swimming in the ocean every week-end during the summer. My father loved to swim and he loved the sea. We would take the hour or so long drive to Asbury Park, NJ and build sand castles, swim and just enjoy the day in the sun and surf. My mother would pack delicious lunches for me, my brother and my father; good food, good company and fun, what more could you ask for? When I saw this new stamp set from Hero Arts "Antique Engravings" I knew it was time to make a seashore card:

Items used: Hero Arts antique engravings and together stamp sets, black gems, cuttlebug swirl folder.