Monday, December 12, 2011

Helped a lost dog!

Yesterday as we were coming home we found a dog just frozen on the middle of the street. Looked around and nobody was there, knocked on a few doors and nobody seemed to recognize it so we brought it home. First thing this morning I started calling shelters, getting him checked for a microchip trying my hardest to find his home. Nothing. Nobody recognized him or knew of anybody looking for a lost dog.  After I picked my daughter up from school today I started driving around the neighborhood just to see if someone was looking for him or if any posters were put up. As I was talking to a random lady who was walking the owner actually came up to me to see if I've seen him and luck would have it was the dog. He was in the car with me. I handed him over and everything was set right. His name is Casper. I was way off. I was calling him Bob. LOL! I'm so happy. He was the sweetest dog. Well behaved and so nice.  Hopefully I made their day.  I know it made mine.

I had been working on the Thank You cards for my son's birthday gifts. They're done. I'll be back tomorrow with those.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Lawnscaping Challenge #23

For today's post I have a tag I created for the current challenge over at Lawnscaping:

My Tag:

Close Up:

For the tag itself I layered some scrap blue cardstock on top of some cardboard. Cut it out using Sizzix/Tim Holtz Tag and Bookplates die. For the snowflakes I took the snowflakes out of Lawn Fawn's Making Frosty Friends. Stamped then with Versamark, added Stampin' Up!'s Heat and Stick Powder and Dazzling Diamonds glitter. Distressed the edge of the die with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. For the snow globe I used a Silhouette File Snow Globe C20091007162508_2581 cut with Grafix 12x12 .007 Plastic Sheets and for the metal paper at the bottom of the globe and as the reinforcer of the tag I used DCWV The Metallic 8x8 Stack. Stamped Lawn Fawn's Winter Bunny on Cryogen cardstock and colored in with my Copics. Added a tiny pompon for the tail and used Zig Two Way glue pen on the scarf to add some Dazzling Diamonds. I meticulously cut him out and popped him up with pop dots on the outside of the snow globe. For the inside I took some scrap glitter cardstock and cut a slope in it.  The trees are a Cuttlebug die Tree Tops applied some DecorArt Snow Writer and added some Diamond Stickles to the top to make it look like snow. To create the To, From and the names I used Lawn Fawns Harold's ABC. Attached the tag to the top of the cellophane bag with some white seam binding.  

Copic Colors:
110 Special Black
E25, E27
RV21, RV23
T0, T1, T3

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Monday, December 5, 2011

Whiff of Joy card

For today's post I have a card using I miss you Gnome stamp. I've never used this company before. was having a sale on them so I decided to check them out. I gotta say they're super cute. I picked up two images and I wish I would of gotten more of them.

My card:

For the card base I used The Paper Company Kraft cardstock. Cut at 5 1/2 x11. Scored in half to make a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 square card.  Stamped Cosmo Cricket/Unit Stamp Comp. row of mushroom houses from Pixie-Licious Fairies Stamp set stamped with Stampin' Up!'s Bermuda Bay ink. Stamped the Whiff of Joy stamp on Cryogen White cardstock and colored it in with my Copics. For his little hat I used a scrap piece of cardstock from Cosmo Crickets Material Girl 6x6 Mini Deck. Popped the hat up with some foam dots and also the house.  For the heart bubble I used Quickutz Speech Bubble 2x2 die stamped with a sentiment from Unity Stamp Co. Lollipop Tree You and Me stamp set. The clouds were punched using the same scrap paper from Cosmo Cricket using Fiskars Medium and Large Cloud punch.

Copic Colors used:
Colorless Blender
110 Special Black
BG15, BG18
E0000, E000, E00
G94, G99
R24, R27, R29
YG03, YG05

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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Market Street Stamps Card

Today's card featured a couple of stamps from Market Street Stamps. I made this card for the current guest designing challenge they have going on. It actually closes in 40 minutes so I'm really pushing it this time.

My card:

For the card base I used Kraft cardstock from The Paper Studio. Stamped Market Street Stamps Hearts a Plenty background stamp with Stampin' Up! Bermuda Bay ink.  Punched two hearts with Stampin' Up!'s Full Heart Punch using a pattern paper from Cosmo Cricket's Material Girl 6x6 Mini Deck. On the top heart I attached a button with some embroidery thread threaded through it and on the second heart I have a sentiment from Market Street Stamps Computer Cutie stamped on some Recollections Cream Cardstock. I took a square punch to create the banner edge on it and attached it with some foam dots. All my edges were distressed with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. 

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Birthday Gift!


This B**** is Huge.  I was shocked when I opened it up and heavy too.  I've been having a lot of fun playing with it. Hubs got it at Walmart at the Black Friday price yesterday. If you're interested go check it out.  My Walmart still had plenty left. Now to stock up on Imagine carts!

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Monday, November 28, 2011


I'm officially 29 YRS.old. Where has the time gone? I had told myself that starting today I would do a 365 of pics documenting my way to 30. First I need to get out of bed and then commerce documenting. Really excited about this project. Should be fun. A lot of work but fun!

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Monday, November 21, 2011

Random Layout

I just have a random layout to share today.  Not for a challenge or anything just something I wanted to create for me.  I used Studio Calico's Thimble and Pin Cushion Add-On kit.

My layout:

The tools and extra supplies out of the kit that I used to complete this layout are:
1. Silhouette cutting machine to cut  nested_frames_-_tag_C00394_21585 11/08/2010
2. Fiskars Cloud punch Extra Large, Large and Medium
4. Quickutz Pinwheel die
5. Vintage Photo Distress ink

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Sunday, November 20, 2011

MFT Wednesday Stamp Club Sketch 46

I have another card I created for this week's MFT challenge. Here is the sketch:
My Card:

For this card I used Who's That E Girl. My card based was cut out of black American Crafts cardstock. I stamped the image on Copic X-Press Blending Card  with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored in the skin and lap top with my Copics and paper pieced the rest. For the paper piecing and layers of the card I used Cosmo Cricket's Mini Deck Circa 1934. To assemble the card I took a strip of the pattern paper and cut a banner shape at the bottom, used another pattern paper from the stack to cut the scallops using Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Punch and used the zig zag stitch of my sewing machine with black thread. Attached it to the right hand side of the card.  Cut another scallop with the punch with another coordinating pattern paper and attached some gingham ribbon and attached it going over top of the banner. Cut a strip of paper and rounded the edges using We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper on the 1/4 inch side to create the tab, attached it to the stamped panel with the zig zag stitch and added my sentiment.  Added two Recollection's Pearls to the left side of the tab. For the flowers on the left hand corner I used two MFT dies Mini Rolled Roses and Rolled FLower to finish the flowers I added some of the Recollection's Pearls to the center. Made two bows with my Mini Bow Easy and rounded the top left side of the card with the Corner Chomper to complete the card.

Copic colors used:
E000, E00, E21, E27
N0, N2, N4, N6
Special Black 110

That's it for today.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge 150

Hello everyone,
For today's post I have an altered organizer I created using the sketch:

It's going to be a long post so please hold on till the end. LOL!

The front cover:

 I have no idea what this Christmas paper is. I've had it for years and years. I bought it at Michaels and it came with like 80 sheets of really flimsy thin paper.  I'm trying to use it up since I feel so guilty having all this paper and buying more. But I think next year it's going to be donated to my daughter's class and I'm buying new paper. What I did first was cut 2 pieces of chipboard and the pattern paper to 5x7. Ran the pattern paper through my Xyron 900 and attached it to the chipboard.  Used the Corner Chomper (1/4 inch size) on the outer two corners. With my Crystal Stickles I added a little sparkle to the cover. Let it dry. Added a banner strip using pattern paper from the same Christmas stack. The scallop border was created using Quickutz Scallop Edges die out of some scrap paper and added some Martha Stewart clear gem stickers, can't find a link for these. The snowflake was created with glitter paper I found at Target's $1 spot using my Cricut Expression and the Christmas Solutions Cartridge.  Added a huge Jolee's Boutique Vintage Gem in the center. For the label I used Take Note-Holidays Taylored Expressions stamp set stamped with Jenni Bowlin Chili Powder ink on Papertrey Ink Stamper's Select White cardstock and Take Note die 3 to cut the shape out. All the edges were distressed using Broken China distress ink.

The insides:

The inside pages were cut at 4.5x6.5. I wanted the inside pages smaller so that the tabs don't stick out past the organizer. Behind the tab page are 5 pages of regular computer paper.  I created all the tabs using Taylored Expressions Keeping Tabs stamp set and Keeping Tabs die. Same design, paper, ink and stamp set as the front cover except I used Take Note die 2 and Studio 18 Rhinestones, found at Michaels $1 spot. I have four tabs total, two that look like the picture above with the sentiments To Do and Gifts and two that look like envelopes with the sentiments Coupons and Receipts.

Envelope Front
Envelope Back:
For the envelopes I used my Silhouette and pocket_envelope_c00194_41853 file from the Silhouette online store. To make sure the flaps stay closed I used round velcro dots. 

To bind the organizer I used the We R Memory Keepers Cinch Version 1 and the binding wire 1.25 in silver. Attached 3 bows of seam binding and in one of them I ran a red clip through it with a small pencil.

Thanks for hanging till the end,

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Lawnscaping Challenge #21

I created this card for the current challenge over at Lawscaping challenge blog. The theme is Thank You. I was late with this and missed the deadline but I still wanted to share it with you guys.

My card:

My mom is hosting Thanksgiving this year and I needed to make a card and this is what I came up with. The idea of this card was for it to look like a door with a wreath hanging on the front of it.  Kinda came across. I feel like something is missing but I just can't put my finger on it.  For the card base I used The Paper Company Kraft cardstock. For the pattern paper I used Studio Calico's Wild Flower from the Countryside collection. I cut the card layer the same dimension as the card base and then cut 4 rectangles smaller to make them look like the panel popped up with pop dots. Added a Tim Holtz Hitch Fastener to make it look like it was the door knob. For the wreath I stamped the Turkey from Turkey Days Lawn Fawn Stamp on Copic Xpress Blending Card. Colored in with my Copic Sketch markers. Distressed over top of it with Vintage Photo distress ink and cut it out with Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles LG. For the wreath I used two different Nestabilities set. Classic Inverted Scalloped LG and Beaded Circles cut out of Studio Calico's Atmosphere pattern paper from the Elementary Collection.  Attached some hemp twine so that it looked like it was hanging by the top of the door. The banner at the bottom was created using Papertrey Ink's Double-Ended Banners, two white prima leaves colored with my copics, a button created with Epiphany Craft's 14mm Button Studio Tool Round and a custom sentiments using Lawn Fawn's Harold's ABC stamp set stamped with Jenni Bowlin's Chili Powder ink.

Copic colors used:
E25, E27, E29
R24, R27, R29
Colorless  Blender

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Taylored Expressions Blog Hop

Hello and Welcome to this months Taylored Expressions Blog Hop.  If you came from Tangii's blog then you're in the right order.  This month's theme is Thankful and we were to use a stamp set released before Sept 2011. A sketch was also provided if we wanted to use it.

I did use about 50% of the sketch. I found that with the pattern paper I chose it became too busy so I had to subtract a few things.

My card:

For this card I used It's in the bag stamp set and Shopping Bag and Labels Die Set along with Graphic 45's Le' Romantique 8x8 Paper Pad. My card base is cut out of The Paper Company's Kraft cardstock. The top layer pattern paper was cut at 4x2 and the bottom layer was cut at 3x4. Sewed around the edges before gluing them down to the card base so that the stitching would not show in the inside of the card.  All my edges were distressed with Vintage Photo distress ink.  Next I cut a scallop circle using Spellbinder's Classic Scalloped Circles LG and a circle using Standard Circle LG. Wrapped a piece of lace around the circle and attached it to the scallop circle. Then I tied a bow around the lace using some hemp twine.  For the tiny bag I cut it out of kraft cardstock. Stamped the flourish stamp on to pattern paper using Peeled Pain distress ink and then inked over top of it with Vintage Photo distress ink to tone it down. The small label and the sentiment were both stamped on the kraft cardstock with Peeled Paint distress ink.  Attached it off to the side so that I can add a Recollections mini rose. For the tissue paper I stamped the tissue paper stamp and beige tissue paper. I wanted the movement of the stamp stamped but I also wanted the transparency of real tissue paper. I added 3 layers of the tissue paper. Two attached to the front of the bag and one attached to the back of the bag. 

Inside of the little bag is a mini Crunch bar. I covered around the top of it with a scrap piece of the pattern paper and tied it tight with some hemp. I wanted to make sure that if you looked at the card from above you could not see the bright blue wrapper of the candy bar. 

That finished up my card for this hop.

Now please head over to Kelly's blog. Thanks for stopping by and have a great rest of your day.

Monday, November 14, 2011

MFT Wednesday Stamp Club Sketch 45

I have another card for this weeks card sketch challenge from MFT. Here is the sketch for this week. To find out more info click HERE.

The front of my card:

I decided to make this a tag/card combo so the recipient could use it as a book mark if they so choose after they read the message. To make the front of my card I cut the tag using Tim Holtz Sizzix Tag & Bookplates die out of The Paper Company Kraft cardstock.  I used MFT's Rain or Shine stamp set. Stamped the clouds from that set at the top of the tag with Frost Versamark. Cut trips of cardstock from Cosmos Crickets 6x6 Mini Deck Delovely and used Quickutz Scallop Edges die set to cut the small and bigger scallops.  Did some zig zag stitching with my machine. Edged the tag with Prima's Chalk Ink in Vintage Pink. Stamped her on Cryogen White cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored the skin, jacket ruffle, boots and the dog with my Copics. Her jacket was paper pieced with the same Cosmo Cricket collection. For the rain puddle I colored it in with my Copics then gave it a light coat of Glossy Accents.  I had forgotten I wanted to add the rain drop stamp as well. So I very carefully inked my stamp and stamped the rain drops with Ice Blue Chalk ink and added Crystal Stickles to the bottom of the rain drops for some shine. For the umbrella I stamped the image on the back of the cardstock so that I could cut it out. I wanted the shape but not the stamped image. Added some foam dots to the back of the umbrella and added it on. 

The back of my card:

I created a pocket by first measuring the size of cardstock needed to cover the back and then using a circle punch to punch half a circle to make the folded card easier to take out. Yeah I'm completely off center. Inked the edges and adhered it using 1/4 inch Scor-Tape on three sides leaving the top free. Out of scrap cardstock cut the little hole finishers. For the ribbon I used seam binding which I colored with coordinating Copic colors using the broad side. Fed them through the hole and tied them together with hemp twine. 

Copic colors used:
E0000, E00, E11, E23, E25
BG 13, BG18
Colorless Blender

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The Greeting Farm Card

For today's card it features a The Greeting Farm image. Flapper Anya. This was a limited edition stamp released about two years ago.  Love her. One of my favorite movies is Chicago and when I saw this stamp I knew I had to have it. Then mention limited edition and I can't resist. I created this card for the current  TGF challenge over at Splitcoastamers, Customer challenge: Movie Night. We are to use TGF stamps and re create our favorite movie. A no brainer for me. I knew exactly what I was going to do when I saw the challenge.

My card:

To create this card I first cut a standard size card out of Chocolate Linen Texture Cardstock by The Paper Company. Embossed it using Tim Holtz Sizzix Texture Fade Woodgrain. Distressed the edges using Walnut Stain ink.  Stamped the image on Recollections Cream cardstock with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored it with Copics. This cardstock is not recommended for coloring with your Copics but I wanted the image to look vintage, stark white would be too bright and I didn't have any Copic quality cream paper on hand so I made do. It sucked up the ink like crazy. To make the hardwood floors I simply made lines going horizontally then vertically to resemble wood floors. Added some sequin trim, a feather, and some pearls around her neck to finish the image.  Cut a layer just slight smaller than my card base with the same cream paper, stamped Stampendous! Music Score wood stamp with Fired Brick Distress ink, cut the oval out using Fiskars Shape Templates Ovals and Ultra Shape Express. Then used Heidi Swap's Edge Distresser around the outside of the layer and in the oval cut out. Distressed using Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress inks. Curled two of my edges in and added the image behind. The title was cut using my Silhouette with LD Candid Font out of some scrap red and black cardstock and added Christmas Red Stickles for some sparkle. To finish off the card I added some Recollection's mini roses, a feather and some more of the sequin trim.

Copic colors:
E0000, E000, E00, E25, E27, E29
R20, R24, R27, R29
100 Black
Colorless Blender

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Friday, November 11, 2011

Studio Calico Challenge Card

For this weeks's challenge we're to dig into our stash and use a stamp that was in main kit or add-on. I have not been a subscriber for that long so I didn't have that much to choose from. I decided to use the stamp from Thimble add-on kit.

My card:

I pretty much used the Thimble kit for the whole card. The card base was created with The Paper Company Kraft cardstock. I stamped the border stamp with Frost Versamark. The pattern paper are scraps from a layout I had just finished. I stamped the small stamp on the back of the pattern paper so that when I cut the stamp out I would get the shape but not the stamped image, if that makes sense.  Added some pearls from the Pin Cushion add-on kit. Tied a bow with some tule and finished it up with the sentiment.

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Studio Calico Layout

For today's project I created a layout based on Studio Calico's Sunday's sketch.

My layout:

I kept it pretty simple this time. I was putting a lot of the layouts I've created away and found myself with album almost full with barely any layouts in it. I'm going to have to make some dimensional and some flat so that I can fit more in there if not I'm going to end up with 4 albums per year per kid.  I used the Greenhouse add-on kit. The only thing from my stash was the brown and blue cardstock.  For the large scallops on the top of the layout I used Quickutz Scallop Edges Border Die and for the small scallops at the bottom of the page I used Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Border Punch. To finish it up I sewed a zig zag stitch around some of the edges. 

That's it for today

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Papertrey Ink card

For today's post I have a card that I made for PTI's current Make It Monday #40 challenge, Reverse Applique.

For the card base I used The Paper Company Kraft cardtsock, found at Joanns. For the layer I used Core'dinations Baby Pink Pearl paper from the Cardmaker Series.  The die cut corner was created by using the medium size doily from Delightful Doilies Collection and then I stamped the coordinating stamp set Delightful Doilies using Vintage Cream ink all by Papertrey ink. Sewed round the edge of the die cut and around the edge of the layer using the zig zag stitch of my sewing machine. Die cut a banner with Double-Ended banners and the sentiment was stamped using Everyday Button Bits stamp set.  Attached it off the center, added a button from my stash and added those cute little birds using Little Bitty Birds die and Vintage Cream felt and added Black Diamond stickles for the bird's eyes. 

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The Stampsmith Card

I found this company when my LSS store was having a huge convention. What caught my eye about them is that they have stamps of some of the most iconic Hollywood stars. Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, James Dean and a lot of other images besides just movie stars. I absolutely loved that about them.  They're celebrating a year of having their Challenge blog and having a stamping challenge aswell. This challenge theme is ribbon and lace.

My card

It features Marilyn Monroe with one of their photostamps.  I can't find this image on their online store they just have a message stating that if you're interested in one of their Movie Stars stamps to contact To achieve that old photo look was a complete and total accident. I stamped the image with Jet Black Stazon, it was the only ink that gave a deep even impression, on Copic's Xpress Blending Card. Trimmed it out and added a thin layer of Glossy Accents. Put it in the freezer. After 20 minutes I took it out, I was hoping it was frozen and dried so that I can just crack it and make it look really distressed. Not dried. Tried it again 20 minutes later and still not dried. Left it over night.  It cracked, then it thawed out and went went again. Threw it in the trash. Was working on how I could achieve the same look, looked down at the trash can and saw how cool of a look it got once it dried. The edged bled into the picture and got that white border all on it's own.  LOVE! For the card base and black layer I used American Crafts cardstock. I started embellishing it. The lace is from Hobby Lobby, the ribbon and bling is from Michaels, the flower is from Joanns, it's sold by the yard. Did some stitching and added a sentiment which came from MFT's How Sweet It Is, I inked a word at a time so that I can make it go across instead of up and down. That finished up the card.

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Monday, November 7, 2011

MFT card

For today I have a card I created using MFT stamps for their weekly sketch. For more info click HERE.

Here is the sketch:

My take of it:

I used MFT's Maid For You stamp set. The card base is cut with The Paper Company's kraft cardstock, found at Joanns, cut at 5x10 scored at 5 inches to make a 5x5 card. The pattern paper is from My Mind's Eye Life Stories A Daily Dose Line collection 2. I colored my image with Prismacolor Pencils, PC 1065 Cool Gray 70%, PC 935 Black, PC924 Crimson Red, PC901 Indigo Blue, PC949 Metallic Silver, PC946 Dark Brown, PC911 and PC938 White. Added Glossy Accents to the TV screen and Cotton Ball White Fun Flock to her skirt ruffle and duster. To make the wood floors I just simple added a line in the middle and lines going up and down with 4 dots to signify the nails. Cut the scallop with some red scrap paper with Quickutz Scallop Edges die. Added some seam binding, a black button and a small red bell to the center of the bow. Stitched around the layers with my sewing machine. For the sentiment I used MFT's Twisted Sentiments stamp set with Versamark embossed with a la mode white embossing powder. Finished with a square black button that reminded me of Santa's buckle. That's all for today.

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Sunday, November 6, 2011

Studio Calico Layout

I created this layout for this week's sketch by Studio Calico.  Entries are due by Tomorrow 11-7-2011 if you want to play along.

Now on to my layout:

For this layout I used bit and pieces from Glee Club, Meadow Lark, Perennial (only image I could find) and Field Guide Studio Calico kits.  I cut the circle with my Fiskars Ultra Shape Express and Super Sized Circles Shape Templates. I stamped the arrows with VersaMark Frost ink pad and the planes were either cut from pattern paper or punches with Ek Sucess Airplane Medium Punch. To make my Photos look like tags I used Fiskars Squeeze Corner Punch Chip of the Ol' Block, attache some  We R Memory Keepers Grommets, Twill ribbon to the tops of the tags and sewed around edges with my sewing machine.  For the border strips I used the Fiskars Upper Crest borner punch. The picture looks like there is a huge shadow going across it and the shadow is actually in the picture itself. These were taken with my iphone. It doesn't provide the best quality photos but I love the fact that I don't miss a moment by searching for a camera or having it dead when it's in need. 

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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Unity Stamp Co. Sketch Challenge

This card is created for Unity Stamp Co. Kit of The Month challenge. They provide a sketch and you make a card interpreting it using one of their Kits of the Month stamps. Click here for more info.
I chose Just Be You from Dec. 2010 to complete my card. Stamped the scallop circle with Jenni Bowlin for Ranger Fountain Pen ink on pattern paper from Authentique 6x6 paper pad Blissful. Cut the outside of the scallop with scissors and used one of my Standard Circles Large Nestabilities to cut the middle of the scallop circle and the top later of the card base, I used The Paper Company Kraft cardstock found at Joanns for my base. I have this really old Ellison design die called Tags, Traditional. I cut the large tag with American Crafts Charcoal cardstock. The scallops were cut using Quickutz die Scallop Edges using more of the pattern paper from the same Aunthentique paper pad, stitched around the edges and added a button using Epiphany Crafts Button Studio Tool Hear 20 with some jute twine tied in a bow. For the inside of the card I stamped the bee from the same Unity Kit with Stazon ink in Jet Black and colored it in with Prismacolor pencils in PC915 Lemon Yellow and PC904 Light Cerulean Blue. That finished this card.

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Friday, November 4, 2011

YCU Blog Hop

Hello everyone and welcome to another YCU blog hop.  This is my first hop and I'm really excited to be able to share my card with you today.  You should of came from Danielle's blog. If not please stop by and see her creation.  If you would like to learn more about YCU stop by their blog for more info. They have challenges with great prices so don't miss out.  On to my card.

The theme for this hop and for the current challenge is making masculine cards. I created this card for hubs for Valentines. Yeah I know it's a little early but  I knew as soon as I saw this set from Paper Smooches I had to have it and what I was going to create with it and I didn't want to lose my idea. That sentiment is fantastic.  The set is called Boob Tubes. For the base card I used The Paper Company Kraft cardstock, found and Joanns, for the pattern paper I used Basic Gray Curio 6x6 paper pad, some Glossy Accents to accentuate the hearts, knobs and plug.  To create the face I used some medium sized googly eyes found at your local craft store and for the nose and mouth I used Peachy Keen Stamps PK-573 Basic Paper Doll Faces. All stamped with Jenni Bowlin for Ranger Fountain Pen ink.  Rounded the top corners with We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper, 1/2 inch side, and the card is complete!

That's it for me today. Thanks for stopping by. Now please head over to TaniaA's blog to see what' she's created.


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Lifestyle Crafts Paper Bag die Halloween Decorations

Here is a quick project I created using Lifestyle crafts Paper Bag die to decorate my mantle for this coming Halloween.

What is looks like in the dark:


First thing die cut the Paper Bag. Here is chose to use vellum but you can use whatever type of paper you would like to use.

Next cut pumpkin faces out of scrap paper. You can use whatever method you'd like. You can trace pages of a coloring book, free hand draw it, use die cut, punches or even trace out stencils used to decorate real pumpkins. Attach them with repositionable adhesive. Remembering that the top of the bag will become the bottom so attache the pieces accordingly. Trace the outlines of the face with a pencil. 

Cut the outline with some precision scissors. This is the time to erase any pencil marks left behind.

I chose to cut the small tabs on the top off. Less place to worry about adhesive showing since it is vellum. If you use cardstock you may not have to worry about that. 

To assemble I simply added adhesive to the long skinny tab on the side and one of the top tabs. Insert a flameless candle and you have a really cute decoration for your mantle. You could also use this to line your walkway of your home on Halloween night if it's not raining. 

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Turning Michaels $1 Studio G stamps into Magnet Stamps

I had an AHA! moment the other day and I just wanted to share what I came up with. If you have any questions please let me know.


Supplies used:
Studio G $1 rubber alphabet stamps
Xyron magnet tape

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Polymer Clay book marks

Here is a tutorial showing you how to make these:


Mold Muse: Victorian Garden Fairy Mold & Ornate Cabochon Frame
Fimo: Glitter White Polymer Clay & Gloss Varnish
Sculpley III: Dusty Rose Polymer Clay & Light Pink Pearl
Studio: Bake and Bond
Jewelry Essentials Findings: Ribbon ends
Fiskars: Craft Hand Drill
Misc. Ribbon, Pearls, Jump rings and Charm

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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Papertrey ink cards.

Still practicing making easy cards to mail off.  I really loved the way these two came out.  I used a lot of Papertrey ink goodness.

Papertrey ink: Mehndi Medallion, Buttoned up #2 die, Dress From stamp set
Provo Craft: Cuttlebug embossing folder Seeing Spots
Core'dinations: Cardmaker Series Pearls Tan Pearl
Tsukineko: Memento Dew drop Rhubarb Stalk
May Arts: 1/4 inch silk ribbon SK25

Papertrey ink: Dress Form stamp set, Dress Form Die, Double-Ended Banner die, Parisian Lace Doily, Buttoned up #2 Die &Vintage Cream Pigment Ink
Recollections: Kraft Cardstock, Pearls
Core'dinations: Cardmaker series Pearls Tan pearl
Misc. Embroidery Floss & Wood paper

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Die-Cut Storage


Here is a video where I walk you through all the different storage options for all of my different die-cuts.  I cover:

1. Lifestyle Crafts
2. Accucut
3. All Sizzix
4. MFT
5. Papertrey Ink
6. Spellbinders


Here is a link to the cd/dvd storage sheets that I used for my Spellbinders. Clear CD/DVD Binder Pages.

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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Lawn Fawn card

I've been loving Lawn Fawn images. If you can't tell the last four cards have featured their stamps. Here is another attempt at making simple card.  I almost made it then I decided it needed some bling. I found those tiny tiny pearls at Michaels. They're by Recollections and they fit perfectly inside of the keys.  It was like it was meant to be.  How can I pass that up.

Recollections: Kraft cardstock & Pearls
Lawn Fawn: Just my Type
Tsukineko: Memento Dew Drop Tuxedo Black
Prismacolor: Aquamarine PC905
Loew-Cornell: Better Way Brush Cleaning Fluid

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Missing in action plus card share

Yeah so I've been absent from the blog for a month. To start things off my niece and nephew are here to visit for the whole summer, so it's been me and 4 kids all 6 yrs. old and under by myself since hubby was at school for the first three weeks.  Man you really learn how to manage your time better.  Also, I'm trying out for a few design teams. First time ever trying out so I'm not holding my breath. But I really wanted to challenge myself and do something that scares me. I'm a pretty shy, non confrontational person so this is really out of my element. I've been creating, just not things that I can put up on the blog yet.  I have made a heck of a lot of cards these last few days, though.  I've been all about challenging myself lately and I really wanted to try and make simpler cards that will mail easily.  I find myself paying a lot of money is postage when I have to mail out a card to a friend or family member. That really does not bother me but when I gift cards in packages I want to make sure that the recipient does not have to pay a lot in postage.  The first card did not meet my challenge requirements but I think by the time I got to the last card I succeeded. Here are just a few of the cards I've worked on as of late.

This is the first card. It started out good and then I gave in.  It just felt too plain and I though a felt flower would do the trick.

Lawn Fawn: Fanciful Frames & Just my Type, too
MFT die namics: Rolled Flower
Prima: White Mulberry leaves
Tsuikineko: VersaMark
American Crafts: Zing embossing powder Chestnut
Core'dinations: Cardmaker Series Pearls Baby pink pearl
Martha Stewart: Score Board
Papertrey ink: Dark Chocolate Felt
Copic: YG63
Misc. Pearl and wood paper

Then I figured, well the first one has dimension, Why not?

Tsukineko: VersaMark
Darice: Self-Stick Chalkboard Sheets
Misc: Pearls 

Than I decided to cut it out and really try. Not as happy with this one. It just looks so unfinished. Maybe if I added a little bit of pattern paper it wouldn't look so bad.

Recollections: Kraft cardstock
We r Memory Keepers: Corner Chomper round 1/2 inch

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope that within a few weeks I can start keeping on with my blog on a more daily version.