Happy Birthday, Dad!

Hello everyone! Yesterday was my Dad’s birthday, and this is the card I made him! He is a huge University of Miami fan, so I used orange and green in a subtle way. The Joyland Studio Calico kit is perfect for guy cards!
These Cosmo Cricket chipboard letters are so awesome! I also figured out a trick with the Pink Paislee tape: when it is too shear over patterned paper, just layer over another piece of tape. Okay, I realize this is not brilliant or anything, but I was pretty excited when the light bulb flickered a little over my head. Hehe! 🙂

Make sure to check in tomorrow for the latest Everything but the Kitchen Sink challenge. I am the host this time, and I am so excited!

Also, don’t forget that the Lawn Fawn sneak peeks start Monday May 31st at 12:01 am EDT! WOOO! I can’t wait!

Card stock: Bazzil (yam)
Patterned paper: 7gypsies (annonce), My Mind’s Eye (little man zig zag)
Etc: Cosmo Cricket (extra extra alphabet), Pink Paislee (teal artisan tape)
*All products came from Studio Calico’s April 2010 Joyland kit
Thank you so much for visiting!
Have an amazing day,

Torendi Birthday

Hello! Here is a happy and bright Torendi card for Friday! This card is Sassafras-tastic! I used the nerdy bird stickers and 6×6 paper pad.
How cool are these Sassafras glitter letter stickers? I love them so much! Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

And don’t forget: sneak peeks for Lawn Fawn start on Monday! Woooo! 🙂

Card stock: American Crafts
Patterned paper: Sassafras (nerdy bird 6×6 paper) – sold at Torendi
Stickers: Sassafras (nerdy bird glitter alpha, nerdy bird sweet treats card stock stickers) – sold at Torendi
Twine: Martha Stewart
Thank you so much for visiting!
Have an amazing day,

Embellish Blog Hop!

Hello! Join me today along with Embellish Magazine for a blog hop filled with creativity, tips, inspiration, and prizes.

Hopefully you have just come from Mariana Grigsby’s blog. If not make sure to start at the beginning with the Embellish blog.

Don’t forget to leave comments on every blog. Embellish is offering four prizes for 10 lucky winners. The winners will be randomly selected from each of the blog hop participant blogs. A comment left on each of the blog hop participant’s web site will give you an entry to win one of the prizes, which include Lawn Fawn stamps, May Arts twine, Subscription to Embellish Magazine, and A New Design crinkly stained ribbon.

Those are some rockin’ prizes! So hop hop hop along! I highly suggest you check out Embellish’s premiere issue too!

The contest will be open until Monday, 5/31 at 5pm EST. Winners will be announced Tuesday, June 1!

I heart bloomers. They are amazing. My favorite thing is to cut them up into individual rosettes and group them together like this. It’s glue dot central under those flowers!
I had so much fun with sticky back canvas! I painted it turquoise, stamped these awesome Studio Calico stamps on it in brown and then “splattered” it with perfect pearls. I then threaded the top and bottom with twine, although those bloomers took over the bottom twine stitching! Haha! The card base has been stamped with a Hero Arts stamp in Versamark and dusted with perfect pearls too. I wanted this to feel like a fancy old carnival advert or something. Haha! That probably only makes sense in my head, but I had fun making this card! Thanks so much Embellish for letting us take on your awesome challenge again! 🙂

Now make sure to hop along to Michelle Woerner’s blog for more turquoise, red, brown, kraft and twine fun!

Here is the full blog hop list too:

Embellish Blog http://embellishmagazine.com/blog/

Ryann Salamon http://ryannmarin.wordpress.com/

Tessa Wise http://craftygrl.blogspot.com/

Charlene Austin http://www.willowandpaisley.typepad.com/

Renee Van Stralen http://reneevs.blogspot.com/

Lori Roop http://thepaperyard.blogspot.com/

Julie Campbell http://stampedinhisimage.blogspot.com/

Sara Martina Parker http://sarahmartina.wordpress.com/

Tammy Fite http://www.stampwithtammy.com/

Heather Pulvirenti http://heatherpulvirenti.blogspot.com/

Regan D’Agostino http://stampymcstamperson.blogspot.com/

Emily Niehaus http://emmielouwho.blogspot.com/

Maile Belles http://mailebelles.blogspot.com/

Tiffany Johnson http://tiffguam.com/

Anya Schrier http://aschoss.blogspot.com/

Leigh Ann Baird http://stampingwithannieb.blogspot.com/

Amy Rohl http://inkaboutme.blogspot.com/

Mariana Grigsby http://marianagrigsby.wordpress.com/

Kelly Marie Alvarez http://www.blog.lawnfawn.com/

Michelle Woerner http://stopandstamptheroses.blogspot.com/

Tina Fussell http://travelingmama.net/

Maureen Plut http://www.buttonsandbling.blogspot.com/

Brenda Weaver http://sweetpapertreats.wordpress.com/

Julie Lacey http://stampsandtaxes.blogspot.com/

Ashley Cannon Newell http://ashleynewell.blogspot.com/

Embellish Blog http://embellishmagazine.com/blog/

Card stock: Neenah Paper Environment (desert storm)
Stamps: Studio Calico (hot air balloon), A Muse (happy birthday), Hero Arts (old letter writing)

Ink: Versamark, Versamagic (turquoise gem, red magic), Ranger Adirondack (espresso)

Ribbon: Webster’s Pages Bloomers
Twine: Papertrey Ink (rustic cream)
Canvas: Claudine Hellmuth Sticky Back Canvas
Paint: Claudine Hellmuth (classic teal, sky blue)
Etc: Perfect Pearls (perfect pearl)
Thank you so much for visiting!
Have an amazing day,