Another I do!

Hello there!

I have made MORE wedding cards this summer than I've made since I started making cards! LOL The summer of weddings!

This one was navy blue; so yep; I used the wedding gown image I love, some fun navy blue paper that has tinting of black in it, some black, some white, LOTS of pearls, some embossed vellum and of course, some embossed hearts. Fun!!

Thanks for stopping by; have a great week!!


Stamps: ???
Papers: MFT White Cream, PTI True Black, misc. blue paper
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: nesties, Copics, pearls


You look fantastic!

Now you say it back to me!

HA - isn't that the most hilarious sentiment you've ever seen? I. LOVE. IT. SO. MUCH!!!  :D

I colored up this City Divine image from Inky Antics - obviously used the WRONG kind of paper for coloring, but I still think it's cute! :(

The tab holds the first half of the sentiment, "You look fantastic!"; I added the rest to the inside, "Now you say it back to me!".

Good for a chuckle or two! DP is by MME (of course).

PS - if someone is really good with Photoshop 6.0 and can help me correct where the ink seeped out, PLEASE MESSAGE ME!! I tried the spot healing tool...but truth be told? I suck at it!  HA! (you can e-mail me at whimsicalexpressions @ yahoo dot com), gotta stop the spam bots anyway you can.
Thanks for popping in - hope your Friday is OFF-THE-CHARTS amazing!


Stamps: Inky Antic City Divine
Papers: PTI Lemon Tart, Pure Poppy, Simply Chartreuse, DP by MME
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: nesties, Copics, white gel pen, MFT die, misc. red gems


Happy Autumn!

Autumn is officially here and Crafty Creations is celebrating with an autumn theme. Our sponsor this week is Digi Doodle! Digi Doodle is officially closing their doors September 30 BUT play along, you can still win a $10 gift card...and in the meantime, be sure to check out their digi stamps because they are having a huge going out of business sale!

OK, I chose this super cute little scarecrow image to use - love him lazing around for the day - doesn't everyone deserve a day like that! :D

The layout is The Sweet Stop Sketch #177 (SSS177). Love all those flags; I used some older MME paper from last year - but it doesn't matter; I will forever love MME paper. LOL (It's my secret addiction)!! The image was colored with Copics and colored pencils.

Thanks for stopping by; check out what the other designers have created, then jump in and join us!


Stamps: Scarecrow by Digi Doodle
Papers: PTI Teracotta Tile, Dark Chocolate, DP by MME
Ink: VersaMagic Wheat and  Gingerbread (sponging)
Accessories: nesties, Copics, colored pencils, Janome Sew Mini, Cuttlebug embossing folder, square punch

  The Sweet Stop Challenge #177 


Have you seen what the Head Ladycow has been up to?

(I always feel like such a rebel when I call them ladycows...but across the great big ocean, that's what they call them!!!)

Oh lordy - she's really lost her mind!

Check out THIS sale...

And while you're at it...stop by the Challenge Blog and see what the bugsters have been up to!!




Fresh Brewed

Welcome back to another week at Cupcake Inspirations.

We are sponsored this week by:
Our inspiration cupcake for this week (yeah, some of you are serious Starbucks lovers, eh?):

Whereas me? I haven't found a drink yet at Starbucks that I need/want/desire. :( Guess it saves me a few pennies right? But I do love those little cupcakes though, they look divine!

So I'm using one of the images from Fresh Brewed- LOVE. THIS. CUP. so much. I wish I had a printer at home, I would have LOVED to paper piece several parts of the cup...but I don't, so my coloring had to see me through!

The layout is Jen's SFYTT and the colors are inspired by CR84FN. I actually have another card using Jen's SFYTT, but I haven't shown it yet - maybe later this week - it's an ALL-AMERICAN card!!!

Doesn't that sentiment make you giggle (I have had too much caffeine...I can't even blink)?

Thanks for popping in - I truly appreciate your visit!

Stamps: Fresh Brew Warm and Cozy Latte
Papers: PTI Dark Chocolate, Fine Linen, DP by MME
Ink: VersaMagic Wheat (sponging)
Accessories: nesties, Copics, Janome Sew Mini




This card is all about love - two people celebrating many years of marriage! They married in the 70's with colors of pink, green, blue, yellow...you know, 70's colors! LOL We gave this card an upgrade going for classy black, white and a pop of red!

The sentiment is from Verve Visual's "Stronger Love"; I colored the heart, filled it with glossy accents and then topped it with rock crystal glitter. The flower was cut from various designer paper and sewn together with some red/white twine and a black button.
The layout is last week's MOJO sketch (#258). I really like those 2 embellies at the top - they can be whatever, I just chose to follow the sketch and add two 1/2 circles. The sentiment is stamped on white, layered on black, layered on white, layered on red. :D So...I like me some layers!!

Thanks for peeking in - hope to see you again soon!


Stamps: Verve Visual Stronger Love
Papers: PTI True Black, Pure Poppy, GKD White, DP by Bo Bunny and MME
Ink: PTI Pure Poppy
Accessories: nesties, Copics, misc. button, red/white twine, PTI floraldies

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MFTWSC89 Sympathy

Sympathy cards are tough! But time and time again, I turn to Verve's Forever In Our Hearts stamp set; I think the sentiments are perfect!

A friend asked for a sympathy card - she requested pink/mauve and said the recipient likes music, so I took those two pieces and incorporated them into this card. The layout is MFT's Wednesday sketch challenge #89 (MFTWSC89).

I should have switched my buttons over to the left side of the card...but yeah...they were already glued down when I realized that. *oops*

Thanks for stopping by - hope you have a great week!


Stamps: Verve Visual Forever in Our Hearts
Papers: PTI Dark Chocolate, Sweet Blush, MFT Whip Cream, DP by MME
Ink: PTI Dark Chocolate, VersaMagic Pixie Dust, Antique Linen distress ink
Accessories: nesties, Verve Visual dies, Janome Sew Mini, jute twine, MME brad, Heidi Swapp distressing tool


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Move it, move it, move it...

Are you singing along or do you know that song? Well - this week at Crafty Creations we're creating projects that MOVE! And boy...it really had me stumped - I thought of lots of different things but nothing was clicking; I finally just sat down in my craft room with an idea, then went to look for a sketch that fit with my thoughts - yeah, I have an addiction..it's called SKETCHES! I used an older Mojo Monday Sketch (#241).

I have lots of pictures and I used lots of new stuff, lots of ink, some sewing, some glossy accents topped with rock crystal glitter and here we go:

Card closed

Card front turned so that it reveals the sentiment, "friends until the end"!

So...what do you  think? I love that the top spins open to reveal the inside; I thought it turned out pretty cool! I used lots and lots of distress ink:  Spun Silk, Victorian Velvet and Aged Mahogany, I also sponged on some VersaMagic Pixie Dust. The flowers are from Verve's Brighter Days; the dies for the flower and the leaves were just released too. The cute little butterfly is from Doodled Occasions, also from Verve.

Thanks for stopping by; hope you'll get your cards moving and join this super fun challenge over at Crafty Creations!


Stamps: Verve Visual Brighter Days and Doodled Occasions
Papers: PTI Scarlet Jewel, Fine Linen and Sweet Blush, DP by MME, MFT Whip Cream
Ink: Distress Inks: Spun Silk, Victorian Velvet, Aged Mahogany, VersaMagic Pixie Dust
Accessories: nesties, brad colored with Copics, glossy accents, rock crystal glitter, Verve Visual dies, Janome Sew Mini

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LCI New Release - Snowman Delight

Happy Tuesday peeps; glad you have joined us!

Ladybug Crafts Ink is releasing 6 new images today and they are all so cute; perfect additions to your Christmas stamps. We're having a hop to show off the new images; to join the fun, please hop along leaving a comment on each blog and then finish up at the challenge blog and tell us WHICH of the 6 images you like best! Someone will win ALL 6 IMAGES; there will be 5 additional winners, each receiving 1 new image.

You can also join us for a chance to win by creating a project using our inspiration photo:
christmas cupcakes

Hopefully you have arrived at my blog from Jane's; if not, be sure to start at the very beginning, HERE.

I am using Let it Snow Delight - such an uber cute image; love it! I used Jen's Deconstructed Sketch #68. Image was colored with Copics, snowflakes were covered with rock crystal glitter and then topped with a Pure Poppy button and twine.
 Next up on the blog hop is Lisa. Thanks for popping in; be sure to join the fun!!


Stamps: LCI Let it Snow Delight
Papers: PTI Pure Poppy, Harvest Gold, MFT Whip Cream, DP by MME, Copic Xpress It
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (inside)
Accessories: nesties, Copics, rock crystal glitter, Pure Poppy buttons, baker's twine

  Deconstructed Sketch #68

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TLT - Sneaky Peek

Crazy things are going around the blog-o-sphere come Tuesday - CHECK. IT. OUT.


Bubble Bath?

It's another week at Cupcake Inspirations and we are sponsored by Prairie Fairy. Check out this adorable inspiration photo:

CIC177 September 9


I have a friend that LOVES bubble baths...me personally? Can't remember the last time I had a bath...oh STOP IT - I take showers! HA!

I couldn't resist giving my sweet little Gilly from Prairie Fairy her own pink bathtub - seriously, if you had a bathtub this beautiful, you'd take a bubble bath every day, right?

She's colored with Copics with some glossy accents for her glasses and bubbles! Layout is Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch #167; absolutely love this layout!
Thanks for popping in; hope you're having a great weekend!


Stamps: Prairie Fairy Bath 'n' Bubbles Gilly
Papers: PTI Smokey Shadow and Raspberry Fizz, DP by Echo Park, Copic Xpress paper
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (inside)
Accessories: nesties, Copics, Janome Sew mini, glossy accents

  Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #167


Hey, Sassy Pants

I cannot type that title without laughing - someone at work calls me "sassy pants" quite regularly...and it's kinda true! In fact, just this week I received an e-mail from this person which said something like "you're in charge sassy pants" - HA HA HA! Makes me giggle.

Needless to say, when MFT came out with Cute-a-tude, I knew I had to have it - just a matter of time! I got it and I could not WAIT to use it...and here she is with all her Cute-a-tude goin' on! I used MFT's Wednesday Sketch Challenge for the layout - talk about a great layout; truly enjoyed this one. Some delightful papers from MME; some paper piecing of her dress and flower in her hair, a little bling and a paperback book flower with a red heart center finished it off. I had a ton of fun creating this card. Oh yes, I also paper-pieced her arms since they are on top of her dress...otherwise it would have looked goofy!

 I posted a picture on FB when I had her dress and arms cut out for paper piecing that said "look ma - playing with paper dolls" - that's exactly what it looked like!
Oh...and before I forget, I purchased the Whip Cream card stock from MFT, that's what little Cute-a-tude is stamped on - it worked great for coloring!!

Thanks for popping in; hope you have a great weekend!!


Stamps: MFT Pure Innocence Cute-a-tude
Papers: PTI Pure Poppy and Smokey Shadow, MFT Whip Cream, DP by MME
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and London Fog, VersaMagic Wheat
Accessories: nesties, Copics, misc. gem, misc. heart eyelet, paperback book (flower)

  MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #88



Hi there!

How's everybody doing? We're still managing our allergies - unfortunately I think 2 of our babes now have colds. Happens every year when school starts - all those new germs flying around! HA!

Me? Well, people at work have asked if I'm tired of sneezing yet...um...yes, yes I am AND my nose is raw from blowing it! :( Ragweed is still off-the-charts high, so it'll be awhile before my allergies calm down...but they will...eventually!

A friend at work asked me to make a card for her boyfriend's sister - she's a young teenager who loves blue and purple - alas, I tried to hit those marks! I aim to please!

I love the size of this card - 5 1/2" x 3 1/4" - I should remember that, it was super fun to work with! The image is "City Divine" from Penny Black, colored with Copics and colored pencils. A bit of bling on her pocket - you know, like Miss Me jeans (peeps, do you KNOW how expensive those jeans are? Sheesh - let me bling your jeans, costs a lot less - LMBO)...oops, SQUIRREL!!

I used Verve's pennant banner and stamped the letters/number in PTI's Royal Velvet ink, added a few purple gems in between. I also added some funky stitching around the polka dot panel. Fun, girly...with some purple and blue!

Thanks for popping in; hope you have a great rest of the week!


Stamps: Penny Black City Divine, PTI Fresh Alphabet, Verve Visual Birthday to You and Doodled Occasions
Papers: Bo Bunny DP, PTI Spring Rain and Kraft, GKD white
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: nesties, Copics, Janome Sew Mini, PTI Pennant banner, misc. gems

  The Pink Elephant - used patterned paper