Angie Cortes Designs

Friday, July 31, 2009

SC239 & LSC231 A Single Friend (plus a freebie)

Hey all! Aren't you glad it's Friday? I know I am!! I am so looking forward to a nice quiet weekend (a girl can dream).

I am trying to catch up on some challenges, so my card today is for two. Splitcoast Sketch Challenge SC239 and Limited Supply Challenge LSC 231. The LSC was to have a diecut of some kind as the focal point and to only use a sentiment. My die cut is the Nestabilites Labels Four and I created the sentiment in Photoshop.

I had so much fun making the sentiment and I was pretty excited about how it turned so I am going to offer it as a free digital sentiment.

Just right click on the image below and save it to your computer.
Thanks for stopping by,

{A Single Friend Supplies}

Image: Digital Sentiment

Paper: Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss and Bella DSP (Stampin' Up)

Accessories: Rhinestone Bling, Sweet Blush Satin Ribbon (PTI), Labels Four Nestabilities, Swiss Dot Embossing Folder

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Woohoo ~ I am a Paper Maniac!!

Afternoon all! I am super excited to tell you that I was chosen to be on the Paper Maniac Design Team! Paper Maniac is a brand new online store that will be offering high quality, unique products including the exclusive monthly Unity Kit. You can check out the store here. The Grand Opening will be September 1st. Also, don't forget to check out the blog here.

I am thrilled to be working with Patti and the rest of the Design Team. You can check out all their amazing talent by clicking on their blog links in my sidebar.

Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Simply Sassy Sketch ~ Hey Girl

Morning all! Hope you are having a great Wednesday so far! It is a cloudy, dreary day here in Ohio. Well I know I promised you another card yesterday but real life stepped in and that just did not happen.

This card is for the Weekly Sketch Challenge over at a the Simply Sassy forum. I used the digital Diva Stamp by Reece's Designs available now at Simply Sassy Designs. I printed the image on PTI Select White and colored it with Prismacolor Markers.

The sentiment is computer generated with the CK Becky free font available here. I added the sentiment to the image in Photoshop and printed it all at once.

Well, I am off to clean the house and run some errands.

Thanks for stopping by,

{Hey Girl Supplies}

Image: Digital Stamp ~ Diva (Simply Sassy Designs)

Paper: Black CS, Striped and Black/White Flower Patterned Paper (Urban Lily)

Accessories: Polka Dot Sheer Ribbon and Black Rhinestones

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

CAS25 ~ Cherry on Top

Afternoon all! Hope everyone is well. I hoped to have two cards to share with you today, but the other card I am working on is giving me grief. So, I will share this one and hopefully get the other one completed after I take my daughter to cheerleading this evening.

This card is for the Clean and Simple Challenge on Splitcoast. This is probably my favorite challenge to do. I love the look of CAS cards and have been doing alot lately. This card also uses my new favorite set, Everyday Button Bits from PTI. I know, you are probably tired of seeing this set but I just can't stop using it!!

The stems are stamped with Kiwi Kiss and the buttons are Sweet Blush from PTI. This is such a soft pretty pink. I will definitely be using this color alot more.

Thanks for stopping by,

{Cherry on Top Supplies}

Stamps: Everyday Button Bits (PTI), Cherry on Top Sentiment (A Muse)

Paper: Sweet Blush and Select White (PTI), Bella DSP (Stampin' Up!)

Ink: Kiwi Kiss (Stampin' Up!), Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: Sweet Blush Satin Ribbon and Vintage Buttons (PTI)

Monday, July 27, 2009

Blog Candy Winner

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All Things Grow with Love

Morning all! Hope everyone had a good weekend. I have a ton to do today so I am posting rather early for me LOL. Today I have another card using the Everyday Button Bits from PTI. I can not get enough of this set. I just love all the images and the sentiments are awesome.

I stamped the leaves and stems in Ripe Avocado and the buttons are fromPTI's Hibiscus Burst Collection. I love that each pack contains so many different buttons to chose from.

I also used the new Polka Dot Basics II from PTI to stamp the dots in Hibiscus Burst along the edge of the card.

Thanks for stopping by,

{All Things Grow with Love Supplies}

Stamps: Everyday Button Bits and Polka Dot Basics II (PTI)

Paper: Hibiscus Burst and Select White CS (PTI)

Ink: Ripe Avocado (PTI), Momemto Tuxedo Black

Accessories: Hibiscus Burst Buttons and Satin Ribbon (PTI), Swiss Dot Embossing Folder

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Token Of Appreciation from Simply Sassy Designs

Sassy has just informed us that everyone who joined the Simply Sassy Group during the Grand Opening Party will be given a Gift Certificate as a token of her appreciation!!

If you attended the party and would like to receive your Gift Certificate then all you have to do is head on over and register at Simply Sassy Designs and Sassy will send out your certificate!!

Thanks again,

Friday, July 24, 2009

Wow!! What a Party!!

Hey all! Hope everyone is having a good weekend!! The Grand Opening Party for Simply Sassy Designs is wrapping up but we had a really great time. You still have until Midnight to complete the challenges so head on over to Ning Network of Card Universe and get in on the fun. There will be prizes, gift certificates and all sorts of goodies!

I have two cards that I created for the Simply Sassy Grand Opening to share today.

When I saw this bee stamp I knew it would be perfect for my Girl Friday paper from Cosmo Cricket. I printed the image on PTI Select White and colored it with Prismacolor Markers. I used the Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch and used stickles to the wings and pearls to the body.

I love this image on my second card. That little mouse is just too cute! She is also printed on PTI Select White and colored with Prismacolor Markers. The Scallop Circle was cut with Nestabilities and I paper pierced the edges.

Be sure and swing by the Store and check it out just a few more days to get 25% off your purchase with the coupon code: fireworks4u

There is still time to sign up for my Blog Candy. The candy will close on Sunday, July 26th at Midnight EST. I will draw a winner and announce it on Monday, July 27th at Noon EST.

Thanks for stopping by,

{Sitting Bee Supplies}

Image: Digital Stamp ~ Bee n Mushroom (Simply Sassy Designs)

Paper: Pink and White CS, Girl Friday Patterned Paper (Cosmo Cricket)

Accessories: MS Butterfly Punch, Green Grosgrain Ribbon, Stickles, Pearls and Bling

{Mouse in Teacup Supplies}

Image: Digital Stamp ~ Mouse In Tea Cup Stamp (Simply Sassy Designs)

Paper: White and Pink CS, Bella DSP (Stampin' Up!)

Accessories: White Satin Ribbon, Pearls, Nestabliltiies, Paper Piercing

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Countdown to Grand Opening ~ Simply Sassy Designs

Hi all! Wow, I am just crazy busy trying to get a few projects completed for the Grand Opening Party for Simply Sassy Designs!! I have only been on the team a day so I don't have a whole lot to share just yet, but you can check out the rest of the Simply Sassy Design Team for some amazing cards and projects.

I was able to get one project done that I am going to share now so you can get a idea of the wonderful products available at Simply Sassy Designs.

I used this adorable Swinging Sarah image available here. I printed the image on PTI Select White CS and colored her with PrismaColor Markers. The dress is paper pieced and I added a little white bow to her hair.

The sentiment was computer generated and printed directly on the Rasperry Fizz CS. The stitching along the edge of the card is a rubon and that adorable crocheted flower was purchased from One Life Rose.

Make sure you swing by the Ning Network of Card Universe and RSVP for our Challenges, Contests and so much more. The first 10 people to RSVP will receive a free image of their choice!!

Also, remember to swing by Store and use coupon code: fireworks4u to get 25% off your entire purchase.

Hope to see you at the party. Thanks for stopping by,

{Swinging Sarah Supplies}

Image: Digital Stamp ~ Sarah Swings (
Simply Sassy Designs)

Paper: Raspberry Fizz and Select White CS (
PTI), Patterned Paper (Daisy Bucket)

Accessories: White Ribbon, Crocheted Flower, Rubon Stitching

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Simply Sassy Design Team ~ GRAND Opening Party Info

Evening everyone. I am SO excited to tell you that I am a member of Simply Sassy Design Studios Design Team!!

We are having a Grand Opening Party on July 25th and 26th on the Ning Network of Card Universe from Friday Midnight to Saturday Midnight. There will be prizes, gift certificates and all sorts of goodies! Make sure you RSVP for our Challenges, Contests and so much more. The first 10 people to RSVP will receive a free image of their choice!!

Be sure and swing by the Store and check it out...for the Month of July you can get 25% off your purchase with the coupon code: fireworks4u

Hope to see you at the party. Thanks for stopping by,

MOJO96 & DTC16 ~ Christmas in July

Hi all! It is another cloudy, rainy day here in Ohio. We have another cheer practice tonight so I wanted to get this posted. Speaking of cheerleading, my daughter is super excited...she was one of the few 4th graders selected to move up to the Senior Team. She loves cheering and this just made her summer!!

My card today is for two challenges, Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge and Digital Tuesday Christmas in July Challenge. I just adore this digital image from DigiStamp Characters. I printed the image on PTI Select White and colored it with Prismacolor Markers. I am trying to improve my shading and highlighting and I think I did a little better with this card. Overall, I am not sure about this card, it is a little busier than I usually do.

Well, that's all I have for now but stay tuned...I have an announcement coming up that I am super thrilled about!!

There is still time to enter my Blog Candy ~ Thanks for stopping by,

{Christmas in July Supplies}

Image: Digtal Stamp ~ Pure Innocence 10 (DigiStamp Characters)

Paper: Snowflake and Dots Patterned Paper (Heidi Grace), Plum Pudding and Select White CS (PTI)

Accessories: White Satin Ribbon, Glitter Snowflakes

Monday, July 20, 2009

Issues with Comments

I received several emails that the word verification was not working properly on my blog making it impossible to leave comments. I removed the word verification requirement so hopefully it will work now. Thanks to everyone who emailed me!!

CAS24 ~ Soaring by...

Afternoon all! Hope everyone had a good weekend. Yesterday we all went to the water park and we had a Blast!! The have this awesome thrill ride called Liquid is a like a giant funnel. Here a few pics of the kids riding it. They love it and ride it over and over!!

My card today is for the Clean and Simple Challenge at Splitcoast. It is a color challenge using turquoise, orange and yellow. These are very summery colors, I decided to ink up my new PTI set Everyday Button Bits. This set is fantastic for button lovers!! All the image have blank spaces for you to add your buttons. I love these little hot air balloons, they are perfect with the included sentiment!!

I dug into my stash of PTI Vintage Buttons and came up with this. The buttons are Summer Sunrise, Aqua Mist and Lemon Tart. I stamped the hot air balloons and sentiment in Tuxedo Black from Memento.

Be sure and check out my Blog Candy and Thanks for stopping by,

{Soaring by Supplies}

Stamps: Everyday Button Bits (PTI)

Paper: Aqua Mist, Lemon Tart and Select White (PTI)

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: Aqua Mist, Lemon Tart, Summer Sunrise, White Buttons (PTI), Summer Sunrise Satin Ribbon (PTI), Swiss Dot Embossing Folder

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Inky Impressions 2nd Design Team Call

Good Morning! I hope everyone is having a pleasant weekend. It has been a pretty quiet weekend around here (for once). I finally found some time this evening to sneak away and spend some time in my craft room.

I saw this DT Call for Inky Impressions on Splitcoast and figured what the heck I might as well give it a try and this is what I came up with!

Here is the color combo we were to use to create our card. I did not have these exact colors so I used the closest colors I could find in my stash. I used Scarlet Jewel cardstock, Ripe Avocado Ribbon, and used Blue and Brown Prismacolor Markers. I also added Kraft cardstock. The image and sentiment are from the Vintage Picnic set at Papertrey Ink.

I printed a french script in brown onto the kraft cardstock before cutting it and used a scallop punch on the Scarlet Jewel CS.

Be sure and check out my Blog Candy and Thanks for stopping by,

{Thank You Supplies}

Stamps: Image and Sentiment ~ Vintage Picnic (PTI)

Paper: Scarlet Jewel and Select White CS (PTI), Kraft CS

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: Scallop Punch (Fiskars), Ripe Avocado Saddle Stitch Ribbon (PTI), Prismacolor Markers

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

MOJO95, DTC15 ~ Cowboy Ethan

Hello everyone! It is such a beautiful day here in Ohio. My card today is for two challenges the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge and the Digital Tuesday Easy as 1, 2, 3 Challenge.

The digital image I chose today is from a set called The Weiman Wranglers available at Pink Cat Studios. These stamps were created to honor Ethan Weiman and his younger sister Ava. On June 12th, Ethan lost his battle with Neuroblastomo and was welcomed into the loving arms of god. All proceeds from this set will be given to the Make-a-Wish Foundation of Illinois. They have raised over $2,000 so far. If you haven't had a chance to try digital stamps, this would be the perfect set to give them a try. The entire set is $6.00 or you can get either just Ethan or just Ava with both sentiments for $4.00.

The patterned paper is from a free digital kit called Rough Riders by Sande Kreiger available at Two Peas in a Bucket.

Be sure and check out my Blog Candy and Thanks for stopping by,

{Cowboy Ethan Supplies}

Digital Stamps: Image and Sentiment ~ Weiman Wranglers (Pink Cat Studios)

Paper: Rough Riders (Two Peas in a Bucket), Dark Chocolate and Select White (PTI)

Accessories: Eyelets, Fibers, Prismacolor Markers

Monday, July 13, 2009

BLOG CANDY!! ~ Closed

~~~This Candy is Now Closed * Thanks to all who played * Good Luck~~~
Ok, as promised, I am going to celebrate my one year without smoking by giving away some fun Blog Candy :)

What's Included??

~ Stampin' Up Pocket Silhouettes (Mounted, Never Used) ~
~ Mickey and Minnie Wood Mounted Stamps ~
~ Inkadinkado Bird Stamp ~
~ Floral Fantasy Embossing Folder ~
~ Petaloo Box Blends (Green/Brown) ~
~ KI Memories Mini Alphabet Soup Spicy Taco ~
~ Plain Jane Chipboard Frames and Centers ~
~ Cloud 9 Double Mat Stack Cinnamon Toast ~
~ 12 Assorted Fibers ~
~ An Assortment of all the PTI Buttons (will include NEW Enchanted Evening) ~

How can you win??

Easy peasy... Just leave a comment on this post and add a link to this candy on your blog! No blog? No worries, just post that you'll spread the word some other way. The candy will close on Sunday, July 26th at Midnight EST. I will draw a winner and announce it on Monday, July 27th at Noon EST. Please only one comment per person!!

CAS23 ~ Elephant {Hello}

Hello again!! Hope everyone had an awesome weekend. So the CAS Challenge at Splitcoast today was an inspiration challenge. You had to go to and pick a picture for inspiration. I chose this adorable pic.

I love this Elephant stamp set from Hero Arts and I was glad to finally ink it up. The elephant is paper pieced using a great digital paper set from
Jeanelle Paige available at a A Cherry On Top. The little butterfly and sentiment are $1 Stamps from Joann's.

Oh and I almost forgot, in honor of my one year without smoking, my amazing hubby took me shopping and bought me three sets of nestablities. I have been wanting to try them forever and now that I have...I can say they are definitely worth the hype!!

Thanks for stopping by,

{CAS23 Elephant Hello Supplies}

Stamps: Elephant (Hero Arts), Butterfly and Sentiment ($1 Stamps)

Paper: Jeanelle Paige ~ Just Kiddin' Around (A Cherry on Top)

Ink: Pure Poppy (PTI)

Accessories: Nestabilities

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Showers of Blessings

Just a quick post today, My BIL's fiancees Bridal Shower is coming up soon and I actually finished the card early (woohoo). For once I won't be rushing around at the last minute to get it done.

I used the sentiment and outline umbrella stamp in the Scattered Showers set from PTI. I stamped it onto two different patterned papers in the Raspberry Fizz Mix also from PTI. The umbrellas are popped up and layered over each other. I rounded off the bottom corners and used a black writer around the card edges. I used polka dot paper on the bottom and on the inside of the card as well. The inside is stamped with another sentiment in the set ~ Wishing you Showers of Blessings. I finished it off with some great ribbon and a bow!!

Thanks for stopping by,

{Showers of Blessings Supplies}

Stamps: Images and Sentiment ~ Scattered Showers (PTI)

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Raspberry Fizz (Inside)

Paper: Raspberry Fizz Mix (PTI), Polka Dot (Making Memories)

Accessories: Raspberry Fizz Saddle Stitch Ribbon (PTI), Black Writer

Friday, July 10, 2009

CAS Sweet Little One

Happy Friday everyone!! Yesterday, I took the kids to the Wild Water Kingdom and I am still trying to recover!! It was a great time and the kids can't wait to go back! We actually have season passes this year so they won't have to wait to long :) Not sure if I will survive all those visits though LOL.

In other news, next week it will be a year since I smoked my last cigarette. I gotta say that quitting smoking was one of the hardest things I have ever done and I am super excited to be reaching the one year mark. I am not so thrilled about the 15 to 20 extra pounds I have gained during this year but I am working on losing that!! Anyway, stay tuned because I am putting together some blog candy to celebrate my one year milestone and will be posting it next week!!

My card today uses almost all digital supplies. It is pretty simple but I just love this digital image from Doodle Palace. It is so perfect for a baby boy card!! I printed the image twice and cut out and popped up the teddy bear. The patterned paper is also digital from a free kit called My Baby Love at Raspberry Road Designs and the sentiment is computer generated using the Typical Writer font.

Thanks for stopping by,

{Sweet Little One Supplies}

Digital Image: Doodle Palace

Paper: Digital Patterned Paper (Raspberry Road Designs), Lemon Tart (PTI), Baja Breeze (Stampin' Up)

Accessories: Buttons, Computer Generated Sentiment (Font - Typical Writer)

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

So Berry Sweet

Good evening everyone! Hope you are having a great week so far. It was another beautiful day in Ohio.

I think I may have mentioned in a previous post that I was making the invitations for my BIL wedding?! Well anyway, they are officially done!! I dropped the 300 Invites and RSVP cards off this evening!! When, I orginally agreed to do the invites I was under the impression it was going to be a small wedding and I was floored when they told me they needed 300 invites!! In my mind that is not a small wedding but I had already agreed so I just bit my tongue and charged on!!

Well enough of my rant and on to the fun stuff. My card today uses a digital stamp from Doodle Palace. They have the most adorable images and they are so versatile!! I have been wanting to make a card with these bunnies for awhile and I am really pleased with the way it turned out! If you have been wanting to try digital stamps then go for it!! They are fun and easy to use and can be colored with all the same things that you use on regular stamped images!!

Thanks for stopping by,

{So Berry Sweet Supplies}

Digital Stamps: Image ~ Brayden and Berneen (Doodle Palace), Sentiment ~ Font (Digs My Hart)

Paper: Green Polka Dots (Daisy Bucket), Red Polka Dots (Martha Stewart), Pure Poppy CS (PTI)

Accessories: Primas, Brads, Ribbon, Small White Button, PrismaColor Markers

Monday, July 6, 2009

SC231 ~ Enjoy Life

Hello! I hope everyone had a great weekend! We finally had nice quiet day here. The kids spent the day swimming at friend so I was able to spend a little time in my craft room.

I have another card using the awesome Bella eKit from Making Handmade Cards. The printable papers in this kit are so versatile and were perfect for this sketch challenge at Splitcoast Stampers.

I used the Star Print set from PTI for the sentiment. These are fast becoming my favorite stamps. The images and sentiments can be used for just about anything!!

Thanks for stopping by,

{Enjoy Life Supplies}

Stamps: Sentiment ~ Star Prints (PTI)

Paper: Bella eKit (Making Handmade Cards), Sweet Blush and Select White (PTI)

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: Sweet Blush Satin Ribbon (PTI), White Satin Ribbon, MS Butterfly Punch, Pearls

Friday, July 3, 2009


Happy 4th of July everyone!! Hope you all are enjoying your holiday weekend. It has been pretty busy around here. We have two BBQ's this weekend so I needed to make two desserts to bring with us. I can never decide what to make and also end up whipping something together at the last minute.

Anyway, I have another card using an ekit from Making Handmade Cards to share with you today. You should really check out their ekits. The printable papers and images are great! This cards uses the patterned paper from the Bella eKit for the pleated flower and scalloped edges. The pleated flower was made by cutting a strip of patterned paper 10.5 in by 3/4 in. I scored this at 1/4 in. interval, folded it like an accordion and glued the edges together. The sentiment is from PTI's Scattered Showers set and is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black.

Thanks for stopping by,

{Congrats!! Supplies}

Stamps: Sentiment~Scattered Showers (PTI)

Paper: Patterned Paper (Making Handmade Cards), Stamper's Select White (PTI)

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: Vintage Button (PTI), Adhesive Jewels, Grosgrain Ribbon, Embossing Folder