Monday, January 31, 2011

Unity card

Hello Everyone,
I have a card to share with you today. This features two stamps from Unity Stamp Company KOM Nov. 2010 Picture Perfect. I'm a new recent subscriber to their monthly kits and I love them.  This kit is what got me hooked. Once I saw this couch and frame collage I knew I had to have it.  

Breakdown and supplies:
First I cut the piece of pattern paper from October Afternoon's The Thrift Shop called Needs Paint. Stamped the frames from the Unity kit with ColorBox's Chestnut Roan Chalk ink. Added some small Prima flowers and pearls from Imaginisce Glam Rocks Pearls attached with my Tulip Heat setting tool. The small birds were images I had seen on the web and asked this company, Imagine Stamps, to make them for me out of clear stamps. Then took the back side of the patterned paper and used Fiskars Apron Lace Border punch to add a decorative edge. Wrapped some white May Arts Silk ribbon distressed with Vintage Photo Distressing Ink. Some Prima flowers, a custom made pin using a Heidi Grace pin from the Woodland collection and some embroidery floss. I stamped the couch using the back side of the patterned paper and cut it out.  Popped it up using pop dots.  It all got attached to a standard size card using Recollection's Kraft paper

That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by:

Friday, January 28, 2011


One of my most favorite times of year is right around the corner.  CHA!! I would like to take a few minutes to name my top 10 sneaky peaks.

10. Tim Holtz's Corked Vials.
9. Tim Holtz's Tape Dispenser.  Hello cuteness!
8. Tim Holtz's Alterations die Small Easel.
7. Imaginisce new irock Bling!
6. Pink Paisley Daily Junque. Look at all that JUNQUE!
5. Prima Masks. YUM!
4. Unity Stamp Co. & Webster's Pages Stamps.
3. Sizzix XL Caddy die.
2. Claudine Hellmuth Jumbo Creative Layers Stamp sets.


1. Silhouette America?? Why the questions marks? Well I'm hoping they're releasing a 12 inch machine. They haven't done any sneaks so I'm hoping the news are that big plus that layout seems to be quite big which could only be done if the silhouette could handle 12 inches now. Right???

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

A manly card

I'm still trying to get a hold of how to make manly/boyish anything.  I'm pretty bad at it.  This is an attempt at a Birthday card.  I thought it wasn't bad.  I need sentiments that are more squarish of sorts. Nothing too swirly or pretty but these were the best sentiments I had that were manly.

The breakdown and supplies:

First I stamped Printworks Collection Dad's truck stamp on some Papertrey ink's Stamper's select white cardstock. Colored with my Copics (I'll list the colors at the end).  I stamped the sentiment "celebrate" from Inque Boutique's Mini Birthday stamps set ( I think they went out of business), using my EKSucess Stamp-a-ma-jig stamp positioner to make sure that the sentiment ends up in the center of the license plate area with Memento Dew Drop in Tuxedo Black ink. I cut the image out using my EKSucess Precision Snips Scissors. Those things are amazing for cutting out all those tiny details. Love them! I used my retired SU! My ABC wheel stamp (it looked like a road to me) with the Stampin' around handle that had an un-Inked stamping around cartridge  re-filled with VersaMark and embossed with Stampendous! Stamp-n Stuff Embossing Powder in Detail Black Opaque on Papertrey Inks Stamper's select white cardstock and distressed with Pumice Stone distress ink. The background paper is from Cloud 9 Designs Wild Indigo Specialty 12x12 Paper pad, I distressed the edges with Heidi Swapp's Edge Distresser. With American Crafts Ginger Alphabet stamp set I created the sentiment "beep!" using Memento Dew Drop in Tuxedo Black ink.  For the card base I used Recollection's Kraft cardstock, put on the "road" flat on the card and popped the car up with some pop dots. 

Copic colors:
BG 93, BG 96, BG 99
Colorless blender

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Just another card share.  This is using Green Bean Baby stamps by Ellia called Valentina. Isn't she just the cutest!

Break down and supplies:

 First I stamped Green Bean Baby stamps by Ellia called Valentina on some Papertrey Ink's Stamper's Select  White Cardstock  with Momento Dew Drop Tuxedo Black.  Colored her in using my Copics and atyou Spika pens (I'll post the colors at the end).  Once she was all colored and looking pretty I cut her out using my Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles Large.  I took some KolorFast Brown Crepe Streamer and made a frame around the circle. Then using my Fiskars fabric scalloped shears I cut scallops on the streamer. Added some some scrap ribbon, some Recollections bling (that's the Michaels brand) and some white paper roses I got from Favorpro colored with my Copics to  match. Layered all on top of Recollections white cardstock, I believe. Have had it for a while. Don't remember where it came from.

Copic colors:
E0000, E000, E00, E21, E25, E27, E29
R20, R21, R22, R24
atyou Spika Red

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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Polymer clay embellishments

Aren't these embellishments awesome! I created them myself with Polymer clay using MoldMuse molds.  Please watch the video as I walk you though what materials you need and how to create them.

Supplies used:
MoldMuse Molds: Portrait Cameo Cabachons, Rose Three Cavity, Rose flower and Chrysanthemum Cabachon.
Polymer Clay:
Premo! Sculpey in Translucent, Pearl and Black
Sculpey III in Silver, Elephant gray,  Ivory and Dusty Rose.
Sculpey Glossy Glaze
Hello Kitty Toaster Oven
BasicGrey Precision File set

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Saturday, January 22, 2011

My baby girl

I had taken my daughter with me to get my son's pictures taken when he was 9 months old. Well she can't help herself she always loved to have her picture taken and they took this shot of her.  It was my absolute favorite.  She was dancing! It truly does capture her fun spirit.  

The breakdown and supplies:
 I took a piece of 12x12 paper from My Minds Eye Life Stories collection 2.  I Die cut a frame with Sizzix's Frame, ornate #3 with a piece of Core'dinations Core Couture paper in Elegance.  Took the frame and ran it through the Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots Embossing Folder. Took my Making Memories sanding block and went over the top gently so that the dots would pop a little more. I had a piece of left over transparency so I cut the center oval out of that to be able to cut the picture to fit within the frame. Well I liked the way it looked. Made it look like a picture frame so I left it on the picture.  Popped the whole thing up with pop dots.  I added a strand of Prima Bling ( I purchased it a while ago at Michaels). On top of the bling I added a Recollections Boutique Fleur (It's the Michaels line of scrapbooking supplies). Through out the vine I also added some Prima Mini Roses and Recollections Mini Roses. Cut a few Butterflies with Martha Stewart 3 in 1 classic butterfly punch with some of the Core'dinations Core Couture paper in Elegance.  On the right hand side of the layout I used Papertrey Inks Dies to match Banner Builder Collection to cut the two rows of banners with Core'dinations Core Couture paper in Elegance for the bottom layer banner and some brown scrap cardstock for the top layer banner. Stitched some ribbon from Making Memories Vintage Findings Trim.  Added some more of the Recollections Mini Roses and Prima Mini Roses and some of the Martha Stewart 3 in 1 Classic butterfly punch to complete the layout.

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Friday, January 21, 2011

New member of the family!

So yesterday we had a huge snow storm and I ran out of cat food.  I sent Ryan to go, all the while he had promised our daughter that she was either going to come home with a hamster or a bird.  Low and behold he calls cause she's fallen in love with a cat. Of coarse I was ecstatic.  She's beautiful. Three years old and so sweet. Her name is Grace.  My dogs are doing okay with her, she's not doing okay with them. They said that she's used to being around dogs, cats and small children's, but you got to understand that there is an 80lb. baby of a boxer running at you at full speed I would swat to. The other two dogs don't really care. They're used to having animals coming in.  My older cat in the other hand, not sure if he likes having a house mate.  Every now and then they say a few choice words at each other, a little hissing and then other times they just sit there and stare at each other.  She's doing so well with the children. Even when the 1 year old comes at her face and screams in excitement she just lays there and stares.  Let's him pet her and everything.  I think she's going to be a great addition to this crazy family.  Without further ado here she is:

As you can see she has made herself at home in my craft room.  Ryan removed some of my tools and put her bed in there and she just loved it. Started rolling around and purring so I guess that's where she'll stay. I'm probably going to have to open up another cubby for my old cat since he's probably going to be jealous that he doesn't have his own spot.  Oh well. I'll just have to find another place to store my supplies.

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Stamping Bella Card

It's snowing it's butt of here in Cinci.  We're supposed to get like 8 inches or something so schools got canceled.  Husband is home playing and watching the children so I'm enjoying some peace and quiet in my room making the Thank You cards for Christmas. I'm almost done. I needed a little break so why not update the blog. I think I got my mojo back. It's been a while since I've been able to just sit down and create so I'm enjoying this very much.  I created this card a few days ago.  Stamping Bella had a fantastic sale for Cyber Monday and I've been itching to play. I got some refills for my copics so I can start playing around with them some more.

The breakdown and supplies:
I stamped Stamping Bella's gidyupabella with Dew Drop Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Colored in with Copics and atyou spika pens. I'll post the colors bellow. After everything was colored in I used  inkadinkado Stamping mask paper to cover the bella.  Then I stamped the barn from Pink Cat studio Background Plate #5-Farm as the background with Colorbox Scarlet pigment ink and grass from Flopsy I'm pulling from you MFT Stamp set(that's the best link I could find, It's an old stamp set) stamped with some green ink I've had in my stash. It doesn't have a name on it and I have not idea where I got it from. I used my Copic multi liner olive 0.05  to add a few extra streaks of grass. After everything was stamped I cut it out with Nestabilities Large Octagon. While the paper was still in the die, I used the die as a stencil. Used my Copic Airbrush systems to add some blue for the sky with my Copics. Removed the die and there is a white border around the whole image now. Added some pop dots and cut Nestabilities Large Scalloped Octagon to add another layer underneath.  Used Recollections Kraft cardstock as the card based embossed using my Provo Craft Cuttlebug and Sizzix's embossing folder Argyle #2.  Then I inked over the raised area with SU!'s Crumb Cake Classic ink. I stamped Stamping bella yeeeehawwww! sentiment and cut it out with  Shapeabilities Ribbon Tags Trio and edged it with Colorbox Scarlet Pigment ink. I took some scrap ribbon layered it thought the hole of the tag. To make it pop out is simply just tied the ribbon too tight. It was an accident at first but I liked the way it looked so I left it like that. If I wanted it to lay down all I had to do was just loosen the ribbon some.

Copics colors used:
Bv 23, Bv 25, Bv 29
B21, B95, B97, B99
E0000, E000, E00, E27, E29, E95, E97, E99
T5, T7, T8
W2, W4, W6
Y11, Y13, Y17
Colorless blender
Multiliner Olive .05
Atyou Spika Silver and Melon

That does it for today. Thanks for stopping by:

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A layout to share

Here is my baby girl.

I took this picture at the hayride and I liked it so much as a portrait that I had to make it black and white. If I would of kept it in color there would of been a wagon, a woman's knees and a man's elbow and it would of taken away from her. So I made it black and white and cut as much of the picture off as I could. I absolutely love the way this layout came out.

The breakdown and supplies:

The 12x12 piece of paper if from Pink Paisley/House of three Parisian Anthology called Architectural arch. I used Pumice stone Distress ink to edge all around the page and then used some of Anitas Acrylic paint in ocean blue to add some color around the page. On the right hand side of the layout under the no.173 I used a piece of a border from Artisan Elements Borders with a piece of ribbon from Ruffled Darlings Ribbon Strips. I stamped around the page some of the elements from Parisian Anthology clear stamps. I used Pumice Stone distress ink, first I stamped it on a scratch piece of paper and then I stamped on the page. I wanted it to be subtle. I used a circle from Artisan Elements Circles around my baby girl's picture painted with Anitas acrylic paint in ocean blue. I wiped if off with a paper towel while wet to give it more of a stain look instead of painted on. On the center of the flowers I added some Glam Rocks mirror irock bling put on with my Tulip heat setting tool. Then added some tule from Joanns scrap section to layer on the outside of the circle. On the right hand side of the circle I used some Recollections bling. I die cut a piece of the Parisian Elements paper with Papertrey ink's signature series: Dress Form which was distressed with Pumice Stone distress ink and the edge with Anitas craft paint in Ocean blue. Added two roses distresses with Pumice Stone distress ink, a felt flower cut with Sizzix 3-d flower die and a handmade pin.

That does it for tonight. Thanks for stopping by:

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Christmas Layout numbero dos!

Here is my second layout completed with my Making Memory goodies:

The breakdown and supplies:

Making memories card stock Pets 12x12 Solid Mead.  Distressed with Vintage Photo distress ink.  Used one of the 8x8 specialty papers from Making Memories Noel 8x8 specialty paper pack.  Layered an envelope from the Ledger envelopes. On the polka dots of the envelopes I layered some bling from Paper Reverie Brun Antique gems and glitter tapes. Inside of the envelope is a journaling page from Spiral Journaling book. I had to trim it down to fit inside the envelope but the extra pieces are used through the layout as well.  For the tittle, the "visiting" word is created with Making Memories Tiny Alpha stickers in black and white.  First I stamped them with Maya Roads Ledger Stamp Sheet with Timber Brown Stazon ink then used some Vintage Photo distress ink over top to antique it some.  "Santa" is a Making Memories alphabet rub on called Heidi LC Black. I purchased this in Michaels dollar section.  Layered a star from glitter die cuts on a pop dot with some bling from Paper Reverie Brun Antique gems and glitter tape. On the journal page I journaled about how this picture does not show what he really looked it. This was a lucky shot cause the rest of the pics were of him screaming. I did add a small picture of him crying at the bottom of the journaling sheet.  The picture was distressed with the Heidi Swapp edge distresser. Under neath the picture the star came from Shimmer alpha stickers  and the "10" came from Glitter epoxy alpha stickers to signify the year. A rosette from Rosettes and a bling from Paper Reverie Brun Antique gems and glitter tapes on the corner and to finish the grouping of yuminess I created a tab with the Making Memories slot punch  layered with a button from the findings kit and finished with some bakers twine from the vintage findings trims. At the bottom of the layout there is a piece of paper from the trimming of the journal page and a tag from the glitter die cuts pack.  Last but not least on the top left hand side of the layout there is a label from Ledger envelopes and label stickers pack with a plaque from Artisan Plaques and finished off with the torn edge of the journal page.

That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by:

Monday, January 17, 2011

Christmas Layout

So I posted about my Making Memories blog win well here is the photo of the loot.  It was amazing. I could not believe how many things I received.  Thanks Making Memories for such a wonderful RAK.

I created two layout using the Noel Collection which was Raked to me. This is number 1.

My daughter with Santa this year.

The Break down and supplies:

I used a 12x12 piece of Making Memories card stock: Dog solid Cran. Distressed with the Heidi Swap edge distresser and then inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo. Ripped the top and added tags from Glitter die-cuts pack and the findings kit and sewed one of the flaps with a zig zag stitch and added a bling from the Glitter bling words to anchor it in. Used the foil 8x8 paper from 8x8 Specialty paper pack. Layered an envelope from Ledger Envelopes and label stickers pack. On the envelope where it says "Name" is added her name with the Shimmer alpha stickers. Then I took a star from the Glitter die-cut pack punched a hole with the Martha Stewart 1/4 inch circle punch and framed the number 5 already on the envelope for her age. Added a metal plaque from Artisan Plaques. I added three tags from the Findings kit, I turned them upside down since they say Happy Holidays used a Zig Zag stitch to attach them to the page and two blings from Glitter bling words to join them together. On the side I used on journaling page from Spiral journaling book added a die-cut from the findings kit and a poinsettia from Poinsettia music notes. The small envelope and the two red buttons came from Findings kit I added pop dots behind the buttons so that I can attach some bakers twine from the vintage findings trim.

Okay. I think that covers it. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to let me know. I'll be back tomorrow for layout number 2 using this collection.

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Saturday, January 15, 2011

So I broke my ATG

I was making a video and for some reason I'm being oober clumsy today, kept knocking the tripod while filming. The last time it got stuck on my sleeve, went to put the ATG down to save the camera that was about to fall on the floor and instead dropped the ATG and broke the rubber wheel part that applies the adhesive. Oh mad does not start to explain how I felt. I contacted 3m to see if they'll send me a replacement. Cross you fingers. I hope they do if not I may have to go to Michaels and buy another one. I tried super gluing it but it did not work.

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Another blog win!!

I feel like I have a horse shoe stuck up my ***. I won the Making Memories $150 Blog giveaway. I'm too exited. I LOVE MAKING MEMORIES.

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Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year!

Just wanted to hop on in real quick and wish everyone a very Happy New Years. Here is to a wonderful 2011.

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