March 19, 2012

New DEErections Posted!

Well, I finally got my act together and posted several tutorials that have been in demand. Sorry I'm such a slacker people! Hopefully this will help me redeem myself! Click on the links below or click on the DEEsign Tools tab at the top of my blog for a list of all my tutorials.

March 18, 2012

You Make Me Smile

Hello friends! Here's my card for this week's Cupcake Inspirations Challenge. Aren't these Jelly Bean and Candy covered inspiration cupcakes adorable?!

Here are the DEEtails:

This card was super simple to make with just a couple of flower punches, brads, some DSP, card stock, and a sentiment stamp. I started by layering some Berry Blossoms DSP on my Lucky Limeade card. Then I took a second piece of Lucky Limeade card stock and punched the Blossom punch to make a sort of peep hole for the DSP to show through. I punched some additional blooms, using the Blossom and Boho Blossoms punches in Wisteria Wonder and Calypso Coral. I added some tiny white brads to the centers of my flowers. Then I stamped my sentiment from PTI's Signature Greetings. Hope you like it!

Don't forget to play along with this month's I {Heart} Ribbon Challenge. It's a great time to bring out your printed ribbon and create something fun!

March 15, 2012

Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge

Another fabulous Pals Paper Arts Challenge starts today! Hooray! Margaret Moody always creates the best sketches... Check out her sketch for the challenge below.


I was in the mood for some bright yellow blooms, and came up with this unexpected color combination - not too springy, but still very cheerful... I used some polka dot DSP in Soft Suede, layered onto a Cherry Cobbler card and stamped the image from Upsy Daisy in Daffodil Delight. I matted my image with some Soft Suede and adhered it to my card with Stampin' Dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from SU!'s Upsy Daisy onto some Daffodil Delight card stock and punched a hole on the tag. I added some linen thread and tied up my card. Hope you like it!

I'd love to see you play along with our challenge! You'll have the rest of March to play along with Margaret's sketch. Feel free to use any brand of product you like and link up to Pals Paper Arts! Have fun! :)

March 13, 2012

March Blog Hop

Spring has sprung and it's time for Pals Blog Hop! Today the Stampin' Pretty Pals are sharing some fabulous Spring themed cards and projects that we think you'll enjoy! You've probably hopped over from Marian Kay at All Aboard the Crafting Train, I'm stop number 9 on the Pals Hop and I'm glad you hopped in! I'll help you "hop along" from blog to blog where you'll find great ideas for spring themed paper projects from the Stampin' Pretty Pals! Should you hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the Pals Hop Line-up below and you'll be back on track.

Today I'm sharing a simple spring card that I made using some of my favorite dies. I am in love with chevron stripes, which is an easy look to accomplish with the rickrack die from Stampin' Up!'s Tasteful Trim. I die cut several strips and adhered them to my Whisper White card. Then I created a simple flower using the Floral Fusion die and a brad. I tucked a little leaf underneath, made with the Bird punch. Then I stamped the sentiment from SU!'s Season of Friendship onto some Vellum paper to tuck beneath my flower. Love it!

Now hop along for more inspiring ideas from Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty, stop number 10 on the Spring Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for "hopping" by!

  1. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  2. Kim Luithle at Kim's Stampin Stuff
  3. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  4. Kim Czenszak at Live Love Stamp
  5. Sue Bendinsky at My Color Creations
  6. Julie Trevett-Smith at The Stampin' Affair!
  7. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  8. Marian Kay at All Aboard the Crafting Train
  9. Nina Dee at Deesigns by Nina Dee
  10. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  11. Jennifer Takacs at My Stampin' Blog
  12. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog
  13. Linda Fisher at Linda's Stampin Loft
  14. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Scrap with Susan
  15. Mikki Sarkisyan at Mikki's Creative Corner
  16. Maggie Mata at MaggieMadeCards
  17. Leslie Davis at Ellalicious Elements
  18. Leah O'Brien at Leah's Stampin' Corner
  19. Maxine Conrad at Stamp to the MAX!
  20. Emily Steggell at Stamping With Emily
  21. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin' Space
  22. Nicole Watt at Impressions By Nicole
  23. Angie Blake at Angie's Musings

March 12, 2012

Another Baby Card

I mentioned two expecting mommies in my post on Friday, so I'm back to share my other baby card. This one is for my friend Jen who is expecting her first!

I decided to go with a little lion theme and got baby this cute Taggies toy and made a card to match.


I wanted to create a baby onesie card for Jen. I added some polka dot DSP in Daffodil Delight and trimmed it with a scalloped edge in Lucky Limeade. I added some silver brads at the bottom for snaps. The center is stamped with the lion image from SU!'s Fox and Friends. Too cute. I love the fact that our school mascot is the Lions and our colors are green and gold, so the present and card match our school. I'm kind of nerdy like that. :)

Thanks for peeking in today!

March 11, 2012

So Lucky

Today's Cupcake Inspirations Challenge is a fun one for St. Patty's Day.

Card DEEtails:

I was in the mood for polka dots, so I paper pieced a polka dotted bear from Stamp Fairy, using some Soft Suede DSP, with some shamrocks in different shades of green (Garden Green, Old Olive, and Kiwi Kiss). Then I typed out the sentiment (I used the fonts Segoe Print and CK Stylish) and adhered it to my card with some Stampin' Dimmensionals. I love how that bear pops on that Summer Sun card.

Hope you'll play along with us over at Cupcake Inspirations! And don't forget to play along with my I {Heart} Ribbon Challenge too!

March 10, 2012

A Baby Card for Amy

It seems like babies are popping up all over the place at my school... Yesterday we had a joint baby shower for two of our soon-to-be mommies.

My friend Amy is expecting her second girl. I bought her this cute stroller toy and made a fun card to match. I love the unexpected color combination and fun patterns. Not to mention the baby lamb is adorable. :)

Here are the DEEtails:

I started with some Pool Party card stock and stamped a fun flower image from SU!'s Mixed Bunch randomly in Early Espresso. Then I layered it onto some Regal Rose card stock and added a strip of Tangerine Tango Polka Dot Scallop ribbon. Then I got to work creating my little lamb. I used various punches to create this little guy. Then I used my Cricut and the cute Cindy Loo cartridge to die cut some letters and scattered some Itty Bitty flowers around the card. Hope you like it!

Have you played along with my I {Heart} Ribbon Challenge yet? This month's challenge is printed ribbon and this polka dot ribbon is perfect for the challenge!

March 9, 2012

Winner Wednesday... A Bit Late!

Oops! I'm a bit late here, but here's our winner for the February I {Heart} Hearts and Ribbon Challenge!

The winner is Bethany and her fun houndstooth card! :)

Bethany, please e-mail me at deesignsbyninadee{at}gmail{dot}com so I can get the fun I {Heart} Hearts and Ribbon Prize Package to you! Are you playing along with this month's printed ribbon challenge? Can't wait to see what you create!

March 4, 2012

Happy *Spring* Thoughts

Wow! I still can't believe it's March! Yikes how the year is flying by! Before we know it, spring will be here! Today I'm sharing my card for this week's Cupcake Inspirations Challenge. These little ducky pastries are almost too cute to eat! :)


Our sponsor this week is Prairie Fairy, and I was excited to use this adorable duck image for my card. I printed it out and colored it in, using my Stampin' Write Markers. I stamped the sentiment from SU!'s Apple Blossoms and cut the Whisper White card stock to wrap around my Blushing Bride card (although you can't tell from the photo). Then I cut out my ducky and adhered her to my card. So cute!

Don't forget, there's a brand new I {Heart} Ribbon challenge! I hope you'll play along! :)

March 1, 2012

Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge

It's time again for the Pals Paper Arts Challenge! This time, we have a great color challenge for the month of March! I decided to use Island Indigo as my color choice and I'm loving how it turned out!

Here are the DEEtails:

I started with a Lucky Limeade card and added strips of Always Artichoke DSP across the bottom. Then I punched a Lucky Limeade tag and die cut some Island Indigo flowers, pulled together with a silver brad. I added some Island Indigo Baker's Twine and tucked in a sentiment from SU!'s You're My Type to finish things off. Hope you like it!

Don't forget to play along with the Pals Paper Arts with our fun green challenge + your color of choice! I can't wait to see what color combination you decide to work with!