Saturday, May 29, 2010


Alexander was given this container at church in March with sunflower seeds... a few weeks later we had this:

Those sunflowers are just about in full bloom now...
what a gorgeous thing! I still am amazed at the beauty of God's creation, the miracles of life and our utter inability to create life... we only enjoy what God allows to grow~

Friday, May 28, 2010

Seeing Stars!

You may know Tami Mayberry from her sketch books, perhaps her Card Positioning Systems sketch site or her talent designing stamps for Gina K. She asked me to design a few things using her new Stars stamp set designed for Gina K. Here's a look at the stamp set.

Be sure to check out this thread for more inspiration using the star set and other new releases from Gina K designs.

Here are my cards.

Twinkle, Twinkle little star.
Prism cardstock. Pink Paislee starlight patterned papers. Maya Road ink, Gina K star stamps. WRMK brads. Stickles.

Good Friends are like Stars.
Bazzill cardstock. Pink Paislee starlight patterned papers. Close to my heart ink. Gina K stamps.

Rock Star card.
Bazzill cardstock. My Minds Eye patterned papers. Gina K stamps. Stazon ink. Colorbok brads.

Hope you check out Tami's stamps and tfl!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

cps168- be merry card

I know, it's a Christmas card in May... weird, huh!

Card Positioning System's 168th sketch is up... really love this one..

here's my take on this sketch using October Afternoon's Very Merry line

Be Merry Card.
Cardstock- Prism
Patterned Papers,stickers- October Afternoon
rhinestones- Doodlebug Designs.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

as seen in

Cards magazine May 2010...
just putting some back..

and some projects as seen in CraftsnThings magazine....

Sunday, May 16, 2010

cps 167- just because

CPS sketch 167 is up:

Here's my take on it, using the May kit from Polka Dot Whimsy Kit club.

Bazzill and Kraft cardstock.
Studio Calico patterned paper
Creative Charms pearl stickers.
Pebbles inc. tag.
unknown ribbon

Monday, May 10, 2010

Midnight Rooster May kit: First Midnight Run

Hi everyone! Midnight Rooster is a brand new kit club and here is your first look at the site, the kits and my creations! The site is up and is still being perfected. Be sure to check out the Midnight Rooster facebook page as well.

The main kit includes:
1 sheet from OA fly a kite
1 sheet from OA Thrift shop
2 sheets from Cosmo Garden variety
1 sheet from Cosmo Material Girl... See More
1 diecut sheet from Crate paper
1 sheet from American Crafts
1 sheet of Jillibean soup
1 sheet of collage press sweet shop
1 sheet of sassafras
1 die-cut rooster (so cute)
1 rooster stamp (beyond cute)
3 crochet doilies!!! (4 inch, 6 inch and 7.5 inch in diameter!)
1 bingo card that is machine stitched.
1 package of Jenni Bowlin chipboard buttons
1 fabric banner, ready made
2 yards of ribbon
1 package of Prima letters brown
4 sheets of cardstock, cream, kraft, yellow swiss dots, and red.

Here we go with my creations (note: I did get the add-on kit this month.. it's amazing).

Really hope you check out Midnight Rooster... I think the kits are fantastic!

cps 166 and Midnight Rooster kit mix!

cps 166 is up at the card positioning systems blog this week! Our sponsor this week is Just Rite Stampers so be sure to play along and post a link at cps for a chance to win!

here's the sketch:

here's my card, made using the May kit from the new Midnight Rooster kit club!

Best Wishes
patterned papers- Sassafras, Cosmo Cricket, Websters Pages
button, chipboard button- Jenni Bowlin
rubon- Melissa Frances
doily, blue fabric- Midnight Rooster kit club

Thanks for looking, Charity

Creative Charms May deal of the Month!

Creative Charms is having a wonderful deal of the month!
Deal of the Month for May:

· Green Gradient Brads

· Sage Green Vintage Brads

· Black & Green Shimmer Flowers

· Green & White Shimmer Flowers

· Black & White Shimmer Flowers

· White 3D Sparkly Garden Brads

· Green Gem Garden

· Green Fancy Polka Dot Ribbon

· Large White Sparkled Butterfly

· Large Green Sparkled Butterfly

· 2 Small White Sparkled Butterfly

· 2 Small Green Sparkled Butterfly

168 pieces for $8.99 - what a great deal. Creative Charms is a embellishment manufacturer and their products are so pretty!

Be sure to check out the Creative Charms blog and facebook page for more ideas, inspiration and sometimes giveaways!

Here is a card I made recently using their product:

Butterfly Garden Thanks card.
This is Pink Paislee's Queen Bee line of patterned papers.
I love the garden feel of this paper and wanted to add a little more beauty to it. So, I used these gorgeous 3D vintage brads- butterfly garden medley on it.
For a softening effect I used these Gradient Pearl Stickers- The different colors of the pearls on this are wonderful!

Hope you have a great day, Charity

Friday, May 7, 2010

One Punky Sprout Album!

My first time using a Punky Sprouts album!

In Our Home album.
This album is full of scriptures which our family is learning, has learned or claims. I wanted to write them down to remind us of them. tfl!

I used the Alfalfa Sprout album (8.5 inches tall by 5.5 inches wide. Front and back chipboard covers, 2 tabbed acrylic pages, 2 half circle canvas pages, and 1 bracketed chipboard page in the middle make the Alfalfa) for this one.

What's special about punky sprouts albums?
They're a fun mix of transparent, shaped chipboard and canvas. I also love that the wire bindings can be loosened easily to take apart the album to decorate easier and they push back together again to re-assemble it once you're done!

Check out the webiste for more ideas as well as a look at other albums by Punky Sprouts. We also have a blog and a facebook page!

One of our sponsors is My Little Shoebox. This album uses their Flying High line.

I used watercolor on two of the canvas pages- the rainbow and sunshine page. The watercolor did not seep thru to the back of the canvas, which was great!
Thanks for looking, Charity.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Get back here!

Just putting a few things back. tfl!

Pool smile as seen in April's Scrapbook Trends magazine.

and In bloom card as seen in April's Cards magazine.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

May Midnight Rooster kit sneak

Do you like sneaks? I hope so. Midnight Rooster kit club is brand new. In just a few days they will be releasing the very first kit ever as well as revealing the brand new website! So, for now, I will share a few sneaks of my projects as well as the May kit!
First, a peek at the kit:

Next, a few of my projects you can peek at:

tfl, Charity