Monday, January 5, 2009

"New Beginnings"

Today the EIS gallery goes live. Our hostess was Bonnie and her theme was "New Beginnings". We had some very fun Pink Paislee paper to work with as well as May Arts ribbon, Basic Grey Stamps and a CD tin (my project for this will be posted later). Be sure to stop by and see what the rest of the DT came up with.

You're My Cupcake
This is the small card piece from Pink Paislee that you can use on your cards or scrapbooking. As soon as I saw this, it reminded me of those little Valentine cards that you can buy boxes of that the children trade. I folded the card in half, added rhinestones to the scallops, chunky glitter to the cupcake and crystal effects to the cherry to dress it up and make it extra special.To tie in with the "New Beginnings" theme, I used the chunky glitter (Vanilla Ice Cream from Treehouse Stamps) for the first time. Ü You can buy the paper here.

Birthday Dinosaur
This "New Beginnings" card is for my nephew who is starting this new year as a 3 year old (today, "Happy Birthday, Trevor!" I already gave this to him along with his gift yesterday "Cars" pj's book and apple juice and fruit snacks. He loved the card and called it his "book" Ü).
I love how Basic Grey's paper goes so well with this Sweet Cakes line of Pink Paislee's! And what could be more fun than popsicles and dinosaurs for a 3 yr old (well, except for anything CAR related LOL!!)
I have always admired Kendra Wietstock's circle works on her projects and finally made one! You can see her tutorial here.
Products used on this card can be found here:
paper: Pink Paislee & Basic Grey

Birthday Wishes
Very simple card for this month's New Beginnings. I used used this silk flower for the first time. My son bought me this silk hydrangea to take apart to use on my cards. He is so sweet! Ü I also used for the first time the basket die by SU! with that die plate comes this tag.

You can find the products I used in the EI store here:

ribbon: here & here

paper: Pink Paislee & Basic Grey

My Wish List To fit the "New Beginnings" theme for this project, I made a wish list notebook to fill in for all the new products that will be coming out in 2009. You can mark the tabs with companies, or supplies (ie: stamps, paper, embellishments).

Wasn't sure which way I wanted to go with this so left them blank for now. The word on the washer is "dream"; which I thought was fitting. PLUS, I've had these washers for years, so another "new beginning" is to seriously use up stuff I already have. You can buy the following products that I used here:

paper: Pink Paislee ribbon: here & here

Think Cocoa I could NOT think of a way to use the "New Beginning" theme for this project, so I am stretching it a bit. This project is a "new beginning" for me as I used for the first time "new" stamps, "new" Pink Paislee paper and for the first time used these fun clear boxes that can be found in the store. This is very easy to make and was inspired by a cocoa box I had seen on Lana Lepinski's blog. Two hot chocolate pkts (Cocoa Amore by Coffee Masters) fit in here perfectly. I just wrapped paper around the box and added ribbon. Monkey is colored with Gamsol and colored pencil technique and edges are sponged with coffee colored ink.I added glitter to the end of the stocking hat and liquid applique to the top of the mitten, boots and stocking hat.

Go here to find a supply list.

You are Sweet I love this Sweet Cakes line of Pink Paislee's! I know I am going to need more of this polka dot and popsicle paper for sure! To fit the "New Beginnings" theme, I cut this popsicle image from the Doodle Charms Cricut cartridge for the first time. I've been going to make one of these cards ever since I saw this image, but just never got around to it. Now I will *have* to make more with this darling popsicle paper! All of the paper is Pink Paislee except the solid aqua and it is from Basic Grey's Two Scoops.

You can find the supply list for this fun card here.


  1. whoa! You've been busy!!
    All are fabby....I especially love the popsicle!

  2. Boy, you have been a busy girl! Lots of fun things you showed us! I like them all.

  3. Holy cow girl you have been so busy! All fantastic! Thanks for the inspiration for the Pink Paislee DP' husband bought me tons for my Christmas stocking and that big cupcake stumped me....LOVE what you did to make a card with it! I'll be CASING you soon! hehe!