Saturday, June 20, 2009

Friends To The End

I made this really easy card for a good friend of mine...just because. :o)
I used paper from the My Reflections Collection-Bella.
I also added three Felt Die Cuts in garden green with glue dots. I also added sparkles to them to add interest.
The sentiment stamp is stamped in Plum Mist.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Just Because

Hello and Happy Wednesday...are we really already half way through another week???
I used one of my favorite techniques, random stamping on this card. I used the Connections stamp set and the following ink to do my random stamping: Tulip/Creme Bruele/Sorbet.
I also added a few Die cuts and added sparkles to them.
The sentiment is from the Fringed Phrases stamp set, and is stamped in Tulip ink.
I used Tulip and Sorbet cardstock and patterned Creme Bruele paper.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

A simple Happy Anniversary Card

Okay so here is a super easy peasy Happy Anniversary card. 
The flowers are from the Heart Felt Whimsy Die-Cuts. I just layered them and added some sparkles. I used a couple of glue dots to adhere them. 
The senitment stamp is from the set "Say It In Style", with Tulip ink
I used buttercup/tulip and garden green cardstock. 
I scored some lines with my stylus and paper trimmer on the garden green cardstock piece and then lightly sanded it to reveal the white core beneath. 
The bracket is also a felt die cut
The tag is a Clear Inspirations Acrylic Accent adhered with a glue dot and I also added a sparkle. Easy. :O)

Thanks for looking, 
-Nicole M Bailey

Saturday, June 6, 2009


I made this pretty card using my favorite CTMH colors....Creme Bruele and Sorbet. 
The flowers are CTMH Botanical Fancy Cuts ..aren't they just so cute??? I love these die cuts. 
They come on sheets and you simply push them out. You get three sheets, each different colors for $4.95.  So economical!

I used Sorbet and Creme Bruele cardstock and a piece of patterned Creme Bruele from the Bella reflections collection. I stamped the Congrats sentiment from the Fringed Phrases stamp set in Sorbet. The ribbon is Creme Bruele. 

Thanks for looking and have a super fab Saturday!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

It's a Zoo around here!

Here is another card using paper from The My Reflections Animal Cookies Collection. I just LOVE this paper packet-it's my favorite this summer!
Here are the complete details for my card:
Colors: Desert Sand/Tulip/Clover Meadow/Dutch Blue/Tulip/Sunflower
Stamp Sets: It's a Zoo/Comments/Connections
I used the Comments stamp set to make the little lined paper piece and then I used two stamps from the Connections set and random stamped. 
The Connections stamp set is awesome for random stamping! It has several different sizes and shapes...perfect for creating your own patterned paper!
I also used three sparkles and a retired Clover Meadow Spiral.
I cut one of the Connections Club rhinestone frames in half as well....isn't it pretty?  

The fancy shaped squares were cut using my sizzix and nestibilities from spellbinders. 

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Thanks...You're The Best!

Finally I steal a few minutes in my scrap room so I can post a card! 
I decided to do some random stamping...which I really love doing. :o)
When I random stamp I stamp my images in triangles and I rotate my paper frequently....random stamping is actually not very random at all, but when done right looks very random! lol

Here is today's card details:
Colors: Tulip/Lilac Mist/Cocoa
Stamp Sets: Thank you, Connections
I also used sparkles and Tulip brads, and Crocheted flowers from the Daisy White 
Mini-Medley collection 

Thank you for looking and have a great Thursday!
-Nicole M Bailey

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Live Fast & Stay Pretty

Okay this card is very simple. 
I used the May Stamp Of The Month-Be Yourself
Colors: Desert Sand/Sorbet/Taffy/Colonial White
I also used a piece of Perfect Day patterned paper

I also used Colonial White Brads and Ribbon
I stamped the image and sentiment with Desert Sand. 
Thanks for looking and have a great day!
-Nicole M Bailey

Monday, May 18, 2009

Thank you box

I made this box and card set for a customer who earned a booking set with me this month. When the summer 2009 booking set arrives on the 25th of May with her order I'm going to slip the booking set stamp set in the box.
Isn't is adorable?
I used one of Lauren Meader's Timeless Templates to make the "perfect matchbox".
Paper: Animal Crackers
Stamp sets: It's A Zoo, Dainty Thoughts
Colors: Bamboo/Desert Sand/Tulip/Dutch Blue/Clover Meadow/

I also used my nesties to make the scallop card-I just folded my cardstock and then placed the nestie a bit lower so I could keep the fold.
I also used some retired Clover Meadow ribbon. 

Thanks for looking!
-Nicole M Bailey

Monday, May 11, 2009

Be Happy

Here is a card I made with the new paper from CTMH called Animal Crackers. Isn't it just so spankin' cute??
I used an Originals card sketch: 6x6 Side focus (pg 23)
The giraffe stamp is from the set "It's A Zoo"
The sentiment is from Say It In Style
Colors are: Tulip/Dutch Blue/Clover Meadow and Sunflower
I also used:
Itty Bitty Brads
Summer Buttons
Dimensional Flowers
Dimensional Alphabet
and Sparkles
I made the tag with my cricut.
Oh and I also used some vellum

Thanks for looking!
Have a great Monday

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Celebrate Mom

Okay so this is my first post for my Close To My Heart blog. 
My plan is to post at least once a week, a card or project using exclusively Close To My Heart products. I will also include a complete list of all products used and a tutorial when necessary so you can scrap/stamp faster, simpler easier!
Please feel free to email me and ask me any questions about Close To My Heart products. 

And here is my first post:


I made this card using the brand new Close To My Heart paper Bella.
Colors are Olive/Hollyhock/Creme Breule/Smokey Plum
Stamp sets: Celebrate Life and The Tiny Typewriter Alphabet (Mom)
I also used: 
1. Dimensional Elements (ribbon slider/flower)
I glued creme bruele paper onto the ribbon slider and then sponged bamboo and desert sand ink onto it to distress it a bit.  I also used my finishing files. 
2. Autumn Daisy Paper Flowers and Clear Sparkles
3. Garden Green Buttons and Brads
4. Bamboo Waxy Flax and Glue dots to adhere the flowers/ribbon slider and buttons
5. Prisma glitter and glue on the butterfly
6. Creme Breule Ribbon
7. I also pop dotted the butterfly and mom sentiment with Dimensional Foam

I also used 
Desert Sand Cardstock for my base
And Desert Sand Ink to stamp my sentiments

Thanks for Looking and have a great day!
Nicole M Bailey