Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Splitcoaststampers CAS Challenge

Wow! I haven't done a SCS challenge in a LOOOOOOONG time. This week's clean and simple challenge is to create a card with "love" as the theme. Here are a couple of the samples I am going to submit. I love the woodgrain impressions plate on the cream cardstock. Fun effect! Click here to play along!

Stamps: Unity KOM - December 2011 & May 2012
Ink: Rich Cocoa & Tuxedo Black, Distress Tea Dye
Paper: Confetti Cream, Summer Fresh (Simple Stories), Storyteller (Paper Crate)
Accessories: Pearls, Woodgrain Impressions Plate (PTI)

Stamps: Unity KOM - December 2011 & May 2012
Ink: Rich Cocoa & Tuxedo Black, Distress Antique Linen, Ladybug
Paper: Confetti Cream, Summer Fresh (Simple Stories), Storyteller
Accessories: Woodgrain Impressions Plate (PTI)

Saturday, May 26, 2012

School's Out Giveaway

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Giveaway ends Wednesday, May 30 at 11:59 pm EST.

Monday, May 21, 2012


The winner is...

Blogger Tonya said...

Oh this is such a beautiul card!

My daughter is graduating this year. Boy where has the time gone! Thank you for the chance. So generous!
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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Belated Mother's Day and Birthday

We weren't able to see my mother-in-law or sister-in-law for Mother's Day and birthday, so we're on our way today to visit today. The Mother's Day card is a variation on the one I made for my mom, which I cased from Arlene at mybutterflykisses on You Tube.I used craft this time on the Italian Flourish doily and I really like the contrast of the shapes and colors for both doilies. I also positioned a larger cameo differently.

Stamps: Mother (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Antique Linen Distress
Paper: Fabric Paper (DCWV), Kraft (PTI), White (Georgia Pacific)
Accessories: Doilies, Butterfly & Leaf Flourish (Cheery Lynn Designs), Label Nestabilities, Pearl Spray, Cameo & Flowers (Wild Orchid Crafts) 

I was planning on doing a similar card for my sister-in-law as I had done for my other sister-in-law, but this particular cut from the Walk in my Garden cartridge was terrible. I had to cover it with something like looked like flowers! I hadn't used my rosette trim since Valentine's Day and thought that cutting apart the rosettes would be perfect. 
Remember the giveaway for the Cricut Cartridge is open until 11:59 EST tonight.
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Stamps: April Kom 2012 (Unit Stamp Co.), Banners (Lawn Fawn)
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Memento), Antique Linen Distress, Paris Night (Memeneto),
Paper: Summer Fresh Collection (Simple Sotires), Base White & Green  (Coredinations), Natural White (PTI), Kraft (PTI
Accessories: see Cheery Lynn Dies Above, Woodgrain Impressions Plate (PTI), Rosette Trim (Etsy - KarlaS001), Linen Thred (PTI), Baker's Twine, Pearl Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels)

Friday, May 18, 2012

Happy Birthday to...

I LOVE Simple Stories Summer Fresh line!I used the 6X6 pad to create this card, but do also have sheets from the 12X12 collection. I cannot get enough of the colors and designs. I'm sooo anxious for summer break! I really had fun with the colors and design for this one. The marigolds are so pretty!

I also love the Unity/Simple Stories co-branded stamps that coordinate with the Summer Fresh paper collection! Might have to use my Unity KOM discount on a few of them!

Stamps: April KOM (Unity Stamp Co.)
Ink: Tea Dye Distress, Faded Jeans Distress, Linen Distress, Peeled Paint Distress, Rich Cocoa (Momento)
Paper: All designer papers are Simple Stories Summer Fresh except for the yellow polka dot, which is an October  Afternoon paper, Cardstock is Coredinations, Kraft (PTI)
Accessories: Walk in My Garden (Cricut), Banner Die (PTI), Italian Flourish Die (Cheery Lynn Designs), Linen Thread (PTI), Pearls, eyelets, Sizzix embossing folder (Stampin Up)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Happy Retirement

This is for one of the cooks at school who is retiring. One thing lead to another and this card resulted. I know...I didn't punch out pieces from the top die. Done purposely. ;) Thinking about giving away something very soon! Have a great day!

Stamps: Mega Mized Messages (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Linen  Distress, Rich Cocoa (Memento)
Paper: Coordinations Textured CS, PB & J (Basic Grey), White (Georgia Pacific), Kraft (PTI)
Accesories: From my Kitchen (Cricut Cartridge), Doily Die (SU), English Tea Die (Cheery Lynn Designs), Banner (PTI), eyelets, flowers (Wild Orchid Crafts), Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels), Scintillating Silver Starburst Spray (Lindy's Stamp Gang), Linen Thread (PTI), Button (Cupboard Distributing)

Recipe divider folded and used as a pocket for a giftcard

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's Day

I am blessed today to be a mother and have my wonderful mother still with me. I never thought I wanted to be a mother. Frankly, it was one of the things that was furthest from my mind. Since becoming a mother of two, my life has never been the same and I am so thankful and humbled by it. There is always a new "normal" that I have to adjust to, and adjusting is not one of my strong suits. Be that as is may, I couldn't be happier even in moments of extreme frustration. (After those moments have passed...) I pray that I can be the mother to my children that my mother was to me.

A little about this card for my mom...this was my first experience was "fabric paper". I love the look and effect, but it is a real pain to get straight! You cannot see it in the photo, but I sprayed it with pearl glimmer mist and distress inked the edges.  All of the paper flowers and die cuts were in white and sprayed with starbursts, flat fabios, glimmer mist or inked. I always purchase my flowers in white to color them to my preference.The  center of the card is layered above two different doilies, which are dies from Cheery Lynn Designs. Very intricate and beautiful. I cased this design from Arlene.

Stamps: Papertrey Ink
Ink: Tattered Rose Distress, Linen Distress, Tuxedo Black (Momento)
Paper: Georgia Pacific White, Fabric Paper (DCWV)
Accessories: English Tea Die, Flourish Die, Butterfly Dies, Italian Flourish (All Cheery Lynn Designs), Label Die (Spellbinders), Pearls, Paper Roses and Flowers (Wild Orchid Crafts), Cameo (Wild Orchid Crafts), Spray Mists (Tattered Angels - Olive Vine & Lindy's Stamp Gang - Flat Fabios Hawaiian Island Set & Starburst Sprays in Nantucket Pearls Set)

Friday, May 11, 2012

I just received my Simple Stories collection papers and pockets from Two Peas in a Bucket today and am drooling over the co-branded Unity Stamps that coordinate with the collection. I plan on using it will all of the great family memories we will share this summer. Below is a video of my recent haul not including the Simply Summer Fresh paper collection. Stay tuned for my "School's Out" Giveaway, which I will posting here and on You Tube (morissasweeney) around May 25th.

Simply SF

Friday, May 04, 2012

Friday Flair with Unity & Giveaway

Top of the morning to ya! Well, I did it last night. I submitted my masters portfolio for review. It is a HUGE weight off of my shoulders, although I will be pretty anxious until I hear from my professor. Two years of hard work comes down to a few hundred pieces of paper and thousands and thousands of words. I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone in my life who encouraged me, proofed my work and simply make the experience a little less daunting. (Especially my husband!) I have one more elective to complete, but that will be nothing compared to the culmination of this portfolio, which is the final hurray for this program. Stay tuned to my blog and YouTube channel for "School's Out" Giveaway to kick off summer break!!

Stamps: Unity KOM (March)
Paper: Kraft (PTI), Cream (PTI), Green
Ink: Versamark, Peeled Paint (Ranger)
Accessories: Embossing Powders - Lettuce, Butterscotch, Red Pepper (Adirondack), Cork Butterfly (My Etsy Shop), Flower (Prima), Ribbon (SU)

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