Thursday, December 16, 2010

Long time, no post...

It's been a while since I've posted anything. I signed up to be a Stampin' Up! demo the middle of last month & today I should be getting my 1st order since getting my starter kit. I've been working on a bunch of different things at once. I really could use a clone, LOL!!! We finally got the tree up, now to keep the cats from attacking it...we thought we'd have a problems with the pups getting it...nope its the cats, lol. I have all but 2 presents wrapped (1 is going to be done after this post  & the other present arrives tomorrow then I'm done woo hoo!!!) I posted some cards that I made before I was a demo at my other blog, you can see them at I haven't had time to make a fb page for my other blog yet so I'm going to upload those pics to this blogs fb page. Hope you enjoy & have a great day =)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Mommy To Be Card

I made this for an old co-worker of mine who is expecting her first child. They just found out Friday that they were having a girl & the baby's room has green in it so I thought these colors mixed well with each other. I cut the Mommy-to-be from New Arrivals cart at 4.5" & ran the shirt through my Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots folder. I used some Diamond Stickles where the bow would be on the shirt, then I added a layer of Glossy Accents on it after the stickles dried to give it more dimension. Enjoy & have a great day =)
Materials Used:
Green Galore (Retired) - Stampin' Up!
Chocolate Chip - Stampin' Up!
Very Vanilla - Stampin' Up!
Basic Black - Stampin' Up!
(Shirt & Pants unsure of they were from my scraps but they are from Stampin' Up!)
Patterned Paper is out of the Nana's Kids pack from DCWV
Both purchased at Walmart
Cuttlebug & Swiss Dots folder
Glue dots to keep bows in place
Micron .005 & .05 pens
Stampin Pastels from Stampin' Up!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Birthday Card

I made this for my niece's 18th birthday (I can't believe she's already 18, they grow up so quickly!!!). It's a sidestair card, I tried one of these about a yr ago & didn't like the outcome of it but I found a good template at & like how this one turned out. Hope you like it, I enjoyed making it =)
Materials Used:
Pink Passion (Retired) - Stampin' Up!
Green Galore (Retired) - Stampin' Up!
Very Vanilla - Stampin' Up!
Pink Passion (Retired) - Stampin' Up!
Green Galore (Retired) - Stampin' Up!
YoYo Yellow (Retired) - Stampin' Up!
Pixie Pink (Retired) - Stampin' Up!
Real Red - Stampin' Up!
Staz-On Jet Black
Stamp Sets:
Fun & Fast Notes - Stampin' Up!
Fabulous Phrases - Stampin' Up!
Pretty In Pink - Stampin' Up!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Blog Hop Winner Announced!

We have a winner!!! I went through & this is the result....
True Random Number Generator 1 Powered by RANDOM.ORG
So our lucky winner is :
Oh I love all your projects! I love fall and CAC so these are awesome! Great job hon! WOOHOOOOO! Thank you for being a fairy too!
CONGRATS Crystal, please send me your info to I can get your goodies out to you.
I would like to thank everyone who made this blog hop possible & for all the people who stopped by, left comments & some became new followers. I truly loved every comment left on my blog, I read them all! To all my new followers welcome, I hope to bring more projects soon. I can't believe that it's almost Christmas...where did the time go?!?! I have some projects that I've done for Christmas time so I will be taking pics & posting those later today or tomorrow! Hope you all have a wonderful day & thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Cricut Card Fairy Blog Hop

Welcome to the Cricut Card Fairy Blog Hop. This month we are practicing being thankful for all the blessings in our lives. What are you thankful for? I personally am thankful for A LOT. First would have to be God, he gives me the strength to make it through some of the most difficult things in life! I am also very thankful for my wonderful husband & parents. My husband means the world to me, he is extremely supportive of anything I do. My parents (and husband) are my best friends, I can talk to them about anything & I am very thankful to have that kind of relationship with them. Of course I can't forget my friends. My friends have helped me through some tough times in life & it really does prove no matter how long you go without speaking with an old friend, you pick up right where you left off & I am thankful to still have some of my childhood friends in my life! Do you appreciate the small things in life? I surely do, it's the small things that make things what they are! With that in mind us wonderful fairies have put together some awesome THANKSGIVING/THANKFUL themed crafty items. Along the way there will be opportunities for inspiration and blog candy. So make sure you hop all the way through, leave comments on every blog as we all love reading your comments. Crystal will be giving away a BNIP Hello Kitty Greetings cart to a person that leaves a comment on all blogs during the hop. If you have just come from KarelJ's then you are in the right spot. If you just happened upon my blog & want to start at the beginning of the hop click HERE. I will have a list of all the blog's posted after my projects & blog candy in case you get lost along the way. Hope you enjoy my projects & Happy Hoppin'!!!
I used my new Create-A-Critter cart for all my projects today (I fell in love with that cart when I got it). I used my Gypsy to weld the shadow feature together to make this cute turkey card. I cut the card & all layers at 4". I used my I-Rock & Stickles to add some bling to him. Next is this cute card...
I wanted something simple but cute. I used PKS Everyday Face Assortment on the leaves, white gel pen for the eyes, adhered the bow using some Zip Dry glue & added some faux stitching. Next up are these cute wooden tags...
I got the wooden tags at Joanns (they came in a pack of about 8 for 1.00). I covered them in cardstock & patterned paper then sponged some ink around the edges & added ribbon. I added more of the cute leaves I had cut out & outlined them with faux stitching. Then used my I-Rock to add some bling to them. Here are all the projects together...
And last but not least here is some blog candy that I'm giving away. It includes The Paper Company Studio Snowflake Clear Stamps, Cuttlebug Spots & Dots Folder & some dimensionals from Stampin' Up! (We can never have to many dimensionals can we?!?!) All you have to do is leave a comment on this post & I will choose a winner on Monday using Make sure you leave a way for me to get in contact with you. I don't require that you become a follower or anything, however if you like my work I would love to have you follow my blog =)
Now hop on over to Gina's blog as she is next up & I'm sure she has something wonderful in store for you as well.

Here is a complete list of all the blogs in case you get lost:
Crystal -
Deb -
Adrea -
Rachel -
Kisa -
Jessie -
Penny -
KarelJ -
Shellie - <- You Are Here
Gina -
Jamie -
Wanda -
Joy -
Sheryl -

If your wondering what Cricut Card Fairies are, well we are a group of people from the cricut messageboard that gets emails sent to us by our "Fairy Commander" & if we can, we make cards for almost any request you can think possible! This is something that we aren't paid to do (I've been asked that before). We do this out of the kindness of our hearts because we know that whoever is on the receiving end of our cards will have a smile on their face when they get homemade cards from people that they don't even know! It has brought me joy to know that I have been able to put smiles on others faces. If you would like more info about this click here or you could send an email to Thank you for stopping by & again Happy Hoppin'!!!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Blog Hop Update

Just wanted to let you know that the dates have changed just a bit for the hop. It will now be on Nov 20th & 21st. I am working on my post, I have all the projects done & can't wait for you to see them. I have heard through the grapevine that there will be some blog candy along the way so you won't want to miss it. We would love it if you have the time to make a stop by each blog & leave some love (comments) as we all like to read them. I am finishing this small post with one of my 1st cricut projects. Last year my husband wanted me to make him something "goofy" to keep at his desk & wanted it to be kinda a Thanksgiving themed thing so I made him this....

He named him "Gobbles" & he was cut from Stretch your Imagination at I believe just a little under 12". "Gobbles" stayed put on the fridge until a couple days ago when Anthony (hubby) took him back to work..we still laugh at "gobbles" every time we see goofy lol. Hope you have a good night & hope you stop back by for the blog hop!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

My 1st Blog Hop =)

I am going to be in the Cricut Card Fairy Blog Hop that is a Thanksgiving/Thankful themed blog hop with 14 people (including myself as of the last email) taking place Nov 19th-21st. This is the 1st Blog Hop that I've ever been in & am excited about it! There was a sale on cricut carts & my hubby told me to go ahead & get the 2 that I've been dying to I now own Simply Charmed & Create-A-Critter. I've been wanting Create-A-Critter since it came out & how do I love it. I've already made a couple of projects using that cart. I also got my PKS in the mail, I purchased Everyday Face Assortment & Everyday Character Face Parts & have been using those on some of the things that I've made. I also got my Don Juan cart that I used my cricut rewards points on, I love that font. Today started off wonderful, I woke up to an email that I was the lucky winner of PKS Our 2 Angels In Heaven stampset from Vivienne @ Crafting Haven. She is one of the DT members for PKS. Just wanted to do a small update before the hop, now back to my crafting I Hope you all have a great night & hope you stop by during the hop!!!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Birthday Card

My friend's birthday is next week...eeek!!! I had out-patient surgery on my back yesterday & am just now able to get back into my craft room. Here is the very simple card I made for her using her 2 favorite & silver.
I used Smiley Carts for this present & ran it through my Cuttlebug using Spots & Dots for the main portion of it & then used Swiss Dots & colored over the dots using my Stampin Write Marker (I popped up the "ribbon" on the present using some dimensionals & adhered it to the front base using my ATG714). I used some frost Smooch Spritz spray & then I added this cute litte face from PK-490 Everyday Character Face Assortment & used my white gel pen to add some faux stitching. Here is the inside of the card :

I used Don Juan for the font (I just love this font), of course I used my lovely gyspy & welded everything together. After cutting & using some frost Smooth Spritz spray I used my Zig 2 Way to adhere it & then added some faux stitching with my while gel pen. Hope you enjoy =)

**I am going to be in a blog hop (my first ever, I'm so excited) on Nov 19th-21st. As soon as I have the line up of the others that are going to be involved I will make a post with that info, hope you will be able to hop along with me =)**

Have a wonderful weekend!!! If you haven't already check out the blog hop that is going on for PKS, 1st stop will be Peachy Keen Stamps Blog, there are some WONDERFUL projects from very talented ppl!!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Baby Shower Stuff

I made some favor boxes & cupcakes for my friends baby shower that was this past Sunday Here are some pics of them :

These boxes I got at the dollar store for 12 of them they measure 3"x3"x2-14". I trimmed some pattern paper I got from Joann's & cut that down to 2.75" for each box.

Filled each one of them up with some goodies =)....and here are the cupcakes...

My hubby did the food coloring in the icing to try & match the color blue cardstock that I used from Cordenations. I used Plantin Schoolbook, Accent Essentials, New Arrival & Lyrical Letters to do the toppers for the cupcakes. Thanks for stopping by =)

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween, I was sick all day & didn't even get to hand out the candies that I got for our little goblins that were in the neighborhood =( not to mention I can't have the goodies b/c I had my wisdom tooth taken out Weds & am having tons of pain so I get to take a trip back to the oral surgeon in the morning so he can look at it =( .....

On a good note I was told that the Gypsy update was already up & running so I am waiting for my update to finish...I can't wait to see what the smiley cart has. I will post more later on once it's done updating & I get a chance to take a look at the new carts I'll have. I had a couple of them but am really excited to get TTB&M, Smiley & Christmas. Anywho talk with you soon. =)

Friday, October 29, 2010

More Halloween Goodie Bags

I made these for my hubby's co-workers, he took them to work last night as some people have the weekend off & we wanted to make sure everyone on his team got one.

Materials Used:
4x6 Cello bags from Stampin UP
Colorbox - Black Cardstock
K & Company Patterned Paper
Paper Doll Dress Up for the bats
Glimmer Mist
White gel pen
Sticky Strip & ATG gun for adhesives

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Baby Shower Invitations

I am finally done! I purchased the I-Rock a couple weeks ago & they were out of the clear rhinestones. I looked at Hobby Lobby, Michaels, & Joanns...then as I was walking through one of the isles I saw the iron-on images & thought it's pretty much the same thing....right?!? Well I purchased 2 of these...
I took the rhinestones off the sticky clear plastic sheet & started to seperate them into piles. This is what it looked like after I was done counting out 17 piles & each one included 31 rhinestones. Even after using 527 rhinestones I still have all those that you see on the bottom right corner for other projects. I personally haven't tried the kind that I've seen shown online in projects but I think that this method works great & it's cheaper!

I had 2 little helpers...well they didn't "help" much, they just laid there looking cute & sniffing everything that came within their reach. This lil guy is Romeo, Sadie was being camera shy & jumped down, you can see her lil rear under the table. (sorry for the jammie pic, I do most of my crafting at night)

And now back to the is what the front looks like:

This is a view of the inside:

Here is a pic of all but 1 of the invitations done, after I finished the last there was 17 total:

After putting each of them into an envelope here is how I wrapped them to give to the mother-to-be to mail or hand out whichever she prefers:

For the making of these I used Paper Doll Dress Up (frog) & Lyrical Letters (font). I used my gypsy to weld all the letters together & throw everything together that needed to be cut. I used Old Olive & Very Vanilla from Stampin Up! for the colors. I ran the Very Vanilla through my cuttlebug using the Spots & Dots folder. The ribbon I picked up from Walmart, it goes well with the Old Olive. I used my snail adhesive to adhere the ribbon to the embossed cardstock & then used the I-Rock & set 3 rhinestones (not counted in the piles above, lol) to the right of where my little frog is. I used some dimensionals to pop the frog up & did some faux stitching on them to give them a little more something. The front still looked a little to plain so I grabbed my Zig 2 Way glue pen & used that on the "your invited" & put some fine glitter I had in my craft room on it. After it dried I ran them through my Xyron & adhered them to the front of the invitation. On the inside is where the 17 piles of 31 rhinestones come into just looked to plain so I had to bling it up. I ran all the words through my Xyron & after doing that is when I used the I-Rock to adhere the gems. I took a pencil & drew very faint lines to give me a straight line to write on when I put the info down (almost forgot to take pics before I had written down all the info..eek!). After getting all the info written down using my Old Olive Stampin Write Marker I just erased the lines & you'd never know that they were there...unless of course your reading this, then yes you now know, lol. Here is a list of everything used (although I think I pretty much covered already but just in case):
Cricut Expression
Paper Doll Dress Up for the frog & it was cut @ 3.05" x 8.00"
Lyrical Letters for the font, I used the Jumbo & used all caps. Cut @ 1" for Baby Shower & all other words were cut @ .55"
ATG gun
Snail Adhesive
Old Olive Cardstock & Stampin Write Marker - Stampin Up!
Very Vanilla Cartstock - Stampin Up!
Ribbon - Walmart
I-Rock & rhinestones
Zig 2 Way glue pen

I really hope you enjoyed today's post, I think they turned out quite cute if I don't say so myself =) Thanks for stopping by & have a wonderful day =)

Monday, October 25, 2010

Inking Pink Blog Hop!

This blog hop starts now (if your in Central time which I am hehe) & starts at Patty's Crafty Spot. If you are on Facebook & did or didn't get the invite this is what it said : "I am hosting my first blog hop and it's for a good cause, Raising Awareness for Breast Cancer. I have 22 very talented women from all over the world to helping me. Recently we found out another design team member has Breast Cancer and we are helping spread the awarness. Now a lot of you have seen me post my card on facebook but how many of you have visited my blog. This will be a good chance for you to see what myself and many other very talented ladys do. Now there will be lots of blog candy you can win (if you have blog if not they are free to join) thru out all the blogs and I hope on October 26 you can join us." So if your wanting to see some really neat projects, I'm sure these ladies have lots of them to offer.

On another note, I found another really neat blog today! Her name is Saundra & her blog is Luv Scrapping Together. She has some really awesome projects on her blog & some blog candy still going on until Nov 1st.

I am STILL working on those baby shower invitations, I keep adding & adding...I am finally satisfied with what I came up with, with the materials that I had on hand & the short amount of time that I had to work with these. Thankfully majority of the people who are coming live here in town so it will only take 1 day in route to them through mail, if we choose to go that route. Hope you all have a wonderful night/day depending on your sleeping schedule & what part of the world your in!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Halloween Goodie Bags

I am currently working on some baby shower invitations for a friend so in the meantime I am going to post the Halloween Goodie Bags that I made for my husband's co-worker for her son.
Materials Used:
Colorbok Black Cardstock
K&Company Spooktacular Patterned Paper
Stamps - PKS Halloween Sweet Folks (BOO!)
Stampin UP 4x6 Cello Bags
ATG 714 & Sticky Strip

I cut the end of the cello bags & added some sticky strip so when she fills her bag all she has to do is remove the sticky strip & seal it. Yes I know it is going to be very hard to get those suckers apart...didn't think of that at the time of making them, but she said that it would be funny watching them try to get them open so it all worked out, lol.

I will be posting the ones that I made for my husband to take to his co-workers once they are full of goodies. Now back to working on these invites that need to get done =) Have a great day!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

This past week a friend of mine told me about one of her friends, friend's son who has brain cancer & may be possibly having his last birthday on the 23rd of this month. Hunter will be turning 7 & when asked what he wanted for his birthday he told his dad that he wanted ton's of birthday cards. We had another friend whose birthday was this last Sunday & she asked that for her gift that we all bring a card for Hunter. This past week has been a very crazy hectic week for me so Sunday (the day of the get together) I was finally able to sit down & throw some things together. In total I made 3 cards before having to head out & had 2 birthday cards in my stash so I took her all 5 so she could pass them to others that didn't bring one or to give her daughter to take to class with her & have ppl sign. Here are the pics of the cards that I made. Enjoy!
Materials Used :
Stampin UP Cardstock
Stampin UP Scallop & Circle Punch
Stampin UP Designer Paper
Stamp set - Unsure
***This card was made at my demostrators house during our monthly meeting***
On the inside of this card I used a spring sticker from Imaginisce that had some bling added to it using the I-Rock.
Materials Used :
Stampin UP Cardstock
Stamp sets - Well Scripted & Crazy for Cupcakes
Stampin UP Ribbon
I colored the cupcakes in using Barely Banana, Close to Cocoa, Pixie Pink, Pumpkin Pie & Lavender Lace, after coloring them in I cut them out. I believe the ribbon is also Barely Banana but not sure as it came from my scraps.
Materials Used :
Stampin UP cardstock
Patterned paper was in my stash from Joann's
White Gel Pen

**** If you would like to make Hunter a card for his birthday it would be greatly appriecated. Here is his information & again his birthday is on 10/23 ****
Hunter Scott
C/O Jessica Koehn
PO Box 278
St. Leonard, MD 20685

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Christmas Card

This is the 1st card that I've done hand stitching on. It was very quick & simple to put together...the longest part of making this card was the stitching. This will be one of the many cards that will be send out to OWH (Operation Write Home) for the soldiers (deadline for Christmas cards is 10/30). Hope you enjoy & thanks for stopping by =)

                      Materials used:
Cardstock - Very Vanilla & Chocolate Chip from Stampin UP
Patterned Paper - Picked up from Joann's
Ribbon - Stampin UP (don't know the name it was in a pile of ribbon scraps)
DCM Floss (not sure of the color as it to was in my stash)
*I added another piece of Very Vanilla in the inside of the card to cover up the tape & stitching*

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Challenge #4 with Creations with Christina

This challenge was to use the colors Orange, Purple, & Green! This is another very simple but cute card, here is what I did.

                                                     Materials used:
Cardstock - Basic Black from Stampin UP
Patterned Paper - Picked up from Joann's
Ribbon - Picked up from Walmart
The Happy Halloween came from a pack of Halloween Confetti that I picked up last year. I layered the Orange over the black to give it more of a shadowed look & used some dimensionals from Stampin UP to pop that up.
White gel pen faux stitching
Stamp - Grabbed this from the $1 bin @ Michael's (I didn't have any Halloween stamps when I purchased this...I don't think I will be purchasing another stamp from the $1 bin, took forever for a good clean stamped image to come out!)
Stampin Write Markers - Lavender Lace & Going Gray

Challenge #3 with Creations with Christina

This challenge was to make a Christmas card...which I needed to start anyway because I am going to be making cards for OWH (Operation Write Home) you can find there site here if you are interested in doing this. It is for our troops that are deployed overseas so they have homemade cards to send to their family for whatever occasion & our deadline to have our Christmas cards to our shippers in 10/30/10. Ok enough about is what I did for this challenge.

                                           Materials used:
Cardstock - Stampin UP Night of Navy, Whisper White & I believe Bashful Blue (that piece was given to me as well as the stamped image on the Top Note die from Stampin UP)
*I chalked some Bashful Blue on the Whisper White to give it more color it just looked to plain to me. I also used Brilliant Blue, Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black & Only Orange to color in the little snowmen.*
Stamp - The more the Merrier (retired set I believe, I know it was a hostess set)
White gel pen to do some faux stitching.
Dimensionals from Stampin UP

Challenge #2 with Creations with Christina

Since this month is Breast Cancer Awareness month this challenge was to make a card using Pink as the main color. This is what I came up with.

                                            Materials used:
Cardstock - Stampin UP Pixie Pink, Very Vanilla
Patterned Paper - Stampin UP (not sure the pack, I believe that it is retired I've had it for a while my demo gave it to me when I placed my 1st order with her)
Prima Flowers
Brads & Rhinestones
Stamp set - Not sure the name of it I used it when I was at a stamp class @ my demo's house but I will find out & post it. I know she said that it was retired though.

Challenge #1 with Creations with Christina

I tried to post all my challenges yesterday when I did them but blogger was going super slow...reasonable because there was TONS of stuff going on yesterday! So with that said here is the card that I created for the 1st challenge of the day on Christina's blog.

                                                    Materials used:
Cardstock - Purple & Pink is from Stampin UP (sorry don't know the name I grabbed it out of my scraps), White is from Gemstones (from local Joann's)
Patterned Paper - Picked up from Joann's
Prima Flower
Stamp - Stampin UP - Fabulous Phrases set

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Who's ready to make some cards?

I know I am! So far I have done some goodie/treat bags for a friends son & am putting the finishing touches on the ones that I am making for my husband's co-workers...just gotta wait till the end of the month to fill them, lol. I was on FB just now & saw this . It is a GREAT challenge, it will be going on all month & it's for a wonderful cause! I know that there are ALOT of blog hops going on today as well as several other blogs doing challenges such as Christina from Creations with Christina. If you have time swing on over & check out Emma from My Creative Time she has some wonderful projects done with her new Imagine! Hope you all have a wonderful day =)

Friday, October 1, 2010

October already....really?!?

Wow does time fly!!! But I am enjoying the cooler mornings & far. I've been blah lately & hadn't really played around with anything. I won my very 1st Peachy Keen Stamps from Emma when she was doing a Halloween week celebration. The stamp set that I won was PK-632 Halloween Sweet Folks (soooo cute). This is what I came up with tonight while watching Prison Break on my laptop (it's been a while since I've watched it & I loved that show). I hope to be posting atleast 1 project/card a week. Don't forget that tomorrow is World Card Making Day & there is a big blog hop going on as well on Nicole's blog. This is the very simple...yet cute card I made with the set I won from Emma.

                                                    Materials used:
Cardstock - Only Orange (believe this color is now retired)
Patterned Paper - Debbie Mumm Harvest & Holiday (this stack has been sitting my craft room for almost a yr now!)
Ribbon - either grabbed at Joann's or Walmart but matches the paper well
Stamp - Halloween Sweet Folks (PK -632)
Dimensionals from Stampin' UP

I used my Stampin' UP stampin' write markers to color most of him in. I don't have all the old colors in my marker set so I used my blender pen & grabbed some ink from the ink pad to color in the orange & top part of his lil body.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Birthday Card

This was a very simple birthday card I made for my Father-In-Law's 81st birthday. (Trying to keep it a little manly...I had to fight back the urge to put little blings where the "sprinkles" are...)

Cardstock used was:
Close to Cocoa (Retired Stampin UP color...sorry guys)
Lemon Tart (I believe..not 100%) from Paper Trey Ink

Stamp used:
Crazy for Cupcakes - Stampin UP!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Gift Box & Card

This is what I was working on yesterday. I played around with the box size Thursday night until I got it. I made this for a friends mother. In the "gift box" there is a journal, notepad, metal tag, & card (I put the card in right before finishing it all up). Hope you enjoy & have a great Saturday =)

This is the journal, notepad & the metal tag.

This is the gift box with the 3 things in it, next up is the card!

These images were stamped using a retired stamp set with Stampin' Up! To add some dimension to it I used some dimensional's to pop up the heart & believe. It looked to plain to me so I added some brads & prima flowers!

Here is the sentiment stamped & raised with dimensionals on the inside.

And here is the finished project! I used some of the scrap cardstock from the bottom part of the gift box to put on the lid then wrapped the box with ribbon & made a bow in the front. I found that cute little sucker at Michael's (also where I found the journal, notepad & metal tag).

Hope you have enjoyed this project, I really enjoyed making it =)

Friday, September 3, 2010

Just lettin ya know....

I am currently working on a project & when I'm done I'll post pics. I can't promise they will be up tonight however I will try, if not tonight then definately tomorrow. I have a family member still in the hospital, still need to do things around the house....sneak a nap in & get ready for tonight. The project that I am working on is for a friends mother & is to be delivered tonight =)

P.S. Once the project has been posted if you would like directions on how to make it shoot me an email under my contact info & I'll be happy to send you the txt file I put all the measurements in, along with step by step picture's if you'd like.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

It's always nice...

To get a random card in the mail from a friend. I received this the other day, hope you enjoy it as much as I did =)

I had planned on getting my cricut projects done & posted today however a family member was placed in the hospital last night & is still in critical condition so I am doing what I can when I can. Hope to post again soon =)

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Long time, No post...

Whew...the last couple months have just been busy busy busy so I haven't had the time to post anything on my blog. All the cards that you will see below are all using Stampin UP! cricut (gasp) I know. I plan on getting the ol' cricut out & doing some cards later today that I will post as soon as I'm done, I promise!!! So here goes the cards that I have been doing with some friends at a stamp class that I go to each month. (There are 12 cards total so please scroll through to see each one, I know it's a very long

This card was made for Father's Day 2010

This was an extrememly quick & easy card to put together, just used some circle punches & the paper piercer with the mat pack to make sure the lines were even.

This technique was so awesome to learn & do...a bit messy if your like me but that's ok! The layer was ran through the Big Shot using the Square Lattice embossing folder (again all this is through Stampin UP!). After running your cardstock through with your embossing folder, you take in this case Chocolate Chip & just drag the ink pad over the paper & it brings out the pattern more. Like I said super easy, brings out alot more of the pattern, but can be really messy...but it's well worth it!

With this card the "flowers" are actually made using the butterfly punch. After punching out 2 butterflies you spray them lightly with water & hold the center of them (1 at a time) with your thumb & wrap the rest around your finger, uncrinkle & set aside to dry. Do that with each punch & once they are dry you lay them sideways on each other giving you the flower look.

This was an awesome card to make! These flowers are made by hand using some ribbon, you will need some sewing thread & a needle...of course matching the color of your ribbon. If you would like the details on how to make these cute little things shoot me an email I'd be happy to share the instructions with you!

A very simple yet cute card. The background on the cardstock was stamped giving it a little more something than just the plain jane color.

I say this with all the cards but again a very simple card to make. I cannot remember the name of the stamp set but the flower was from the Boho Blossom Extra Large punch, using one of the smaller flowers & added a brad in the middle for something extra.

Super simple card! Again stamped the cardstock to give it some extra color. The stamp set used was Trendy Trees.

This is a beautiful card, the stamped image is kinda hard to see because of the ink that was used...but we did it because we wanted that very lightly stamped look. On the sentiment you can see the new pearls that Stampin Up! have started to sell in there new catalog. I fell in love with them! They are better then any pearls I have used before, they aren't connected to each other (like most are) & have a very good adherance to the back of them!

Awesome, Awesome, Awesome card to make!!! The front of the card was ran through the Big Shot using the Finial Press embossing folder. If you would like instructions on how to make the embellishment (quilted looking design) shoot me an email & I'd be happy to share that with you. I am hoping to make a video showing you how to make this neat embellishment, it's easier than it looks I promise! Another new product that Stampin Up! is carrying is the gem's (bling bling in scrapper world, lol). Again, when I used these I fell in love! They are way easier to use & more affordable then any other that I have found!

These next 2 cards were made extremely fast so they aren't the best but they are homemade & they are part of what I've done lately so I am sharing them with you anyway, lol.

This stamp set is now discontinued...I believe. Once we stamped & colored in the skull image we had to cut it out with scissors (the longest part of doing this card). The background strip is a discontinued die from Stampin Up!.

A very simple birthday card...if you take a bit more time to make it then I did, lol. I was in such a hurry because I was running out of time & had to leave that I got all mixed up & punched out my circle then stamped my image instead of doing it correctly which would be to stamp your image then line it up in your punch & punch it out. The background was just randomly stamped with "Birthday Wishes". The colors do go very well together & you can make this card look very good...unless you are in a hurry like I was.

Hope you have enjoyed all the cards in this long post & I promise there will be more cards & layouts up soon! I will not let it go this long again before another post!
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