Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone, I hope your day is filled with happiness and joy!  I am also sending birthday wishes my sister's way!  Hope you have a good day Amy with all of your new goodies.

I thought I would share a link to one of my favorite Saturday Night Live skits:

I love Jimmy Fallon, hope you enjoy!  Off to finish up my last preparations, busy, busy!


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Tangled Christmas

Supplies: Stamps: Changito, teeny tiny wishes  Ink: Memento tuxedo black Paper: old olive, white, red, patterned paper  Accessories: word window punch, modern label punch, copic markers, dimensionals, Cuttlebug embossing border, liquid applique

Hello!  December has not been a crafty month unfortunately.  This is only my second post and the month is almost over.  I made this for my niece and nephew, using the sketch from SCS.  I had fun coloring this image.  I tried the cardstock from Stamping Bella and it is fantastic!  It made blending a dream!  If you love coloring with copics give it a try, you will not be disappointed!

I hope you are all doing well.  I will be catching up with all of your blogs this week. 

Take care and thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Sweet Holiday Wishes

Stamps: Limited Edition, Amuse Paper: kraft, cherry cobbler, pear pizzazz, Amuse, Stamping Bella white Ink: Memento tuxedo black, early espresso Accessories: EK Success border punch, cherry cobbler ribbon, twine, nailheads, copic markers, sakura glaze pen, dimensionals
It feels like forever since I have posted.  I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving.  We celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas with my side of the family during Thanksgiving.  So that is why I haven't been crafting, I've been celebrating!  We had a lovely time!  But it is time to get some Christmas cards made.  I am going to be mass producing a couple of cards I posted, but I make special cards for my nieces and nephew.  I am not sure who this will be for yet, we'll see how the other ones turn out.  I used this card from the featured stamper challenge this week.  I also see that it qualifies for the CAS challenge to use twine on your card, love it when this happens!  

Thanks for stopping by, I would love to say see you soon, but I'll probably see you  next week some time!  Happy crafting!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

CAS Sparkly Snowflake

Supplies: Stamps: none Paper: GKD white, silver glitter paper Accessories: Cuttlebug embossing border, Score Buddy, EK Success snowflake punch, white button, self adhesive gem, dimensionals
Long time, no stamp!  Tis the season to be busy, between school and getting ready for the holidays I haven't had time to keep up with my cardmaking.  I have been working on this card for a week!  I actually cased one of my cards from this summer.  I was pleased to see that it will go with the CAS challenge on SCS, the theme is winter/Christmas. 

Hopefully I will be back soon and I will have some time to visit your blogs too! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 31, 2011

A Copycat Card

Supplies: Stamps: SU Paper: peach parfait, black white, yellow Ink: tuxedo black Accessories: CB embossing folder, large circle punch, owl punch, bird punch, scallop oval punch, large and small oval punch, MS bat punch, peach parfait ribbon
What am I for Halloween??  A copy cat...I absolutely loved this card when I saw it and knew I had to make it.  I changed the colors as it is for my nephew, but everything else is copied.  Thank you for your inspiration Kim! 
Happy Halloween!!  Have a spooktacular day!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Dino-mite Birthday

Supplies: Stamps: Whipper Snapper Paper: Basic Grey archaic, early espresso, crumb cake, xpress it white  Ink: Memento: rich cocoa, early espresso, crumb cake  Accessories: copic markers, cuttlebug funky circles, pinking sheers
My nephew turns 7 on Halloween, and as he gets older it gets harder to make a card for him.  I hope he is "in" to dinosaurs.  A couple of details about the card...I wanted to duplicate the rough circles on the patterened paper, so I cut out a circle from my Cuttlebug funky circles to make the frame.  And I stamped a dinosaur skull under the sentiment.  I stamped off on a piece of paper before stamping it.

That's all for now!  Have a great day!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Supplies: Paper: SU brights cardstock, white, and black glitter paper  Accessories: Quickutz candle die cut and Sizzix Happy Birthday die cut
What a fun CAS sketch over at SCS, and I was able to use some of my die cuts!  I cut strips of paper for the candles, and then used the flame of the Quickutz die cut.  To add some sparkle I used a black glitter paper for the sentiment.  Thanks for looking!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Featured Stamper

Supplies: Paper: early espresso, pear pizzazz, more mustard, ivory, spice cake dp Accessories: Tim Holtz leaf die cut, brads, Offray ribbon
This week's featured stamper is Deborah.  What a fantastic gallery!  I chose this card to case.  I changed the orientation of the card, I used a smaller die cut, and added a brad to the ribbon.  This was a fun card to case, and I was able to use my spice cake paper that I just love!  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Too Cute To Be A Witch

Supplies: Stamps: Whipper Snapper Paper: Bazzill green, black, white, and lavendar cardstock  Ink: Memento tuxedo black  Accessories: black pearl, oval nestabilties, copic markers, Martha Stewart spider web border punch, corner chomper
Isn't that image just the cutest?  I have had it awhile and never  used it, and I even had a matching sentiment.  I used the Fall to Layout sketch for the layout, and everything fell into place.  I love CAS cards!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Happy Halloween Cupcake Style

Supplies: Stamps: teeny tiny wishes, build a cupcake Paper: black, white, pumpkin pie, pumpkin pie designer series paper Ink: Memento: tuxedo black and tangelo  Accessories: Cuttlebug spiderweb embossing folder, Martha Stewart spiderweb border punch and bat punch, 3/8 inch white grosgrain ribbon, black ribbon?, SU scallop rectangle die cut
It was a super busy week at school so I didn't get any stamping time in, so I was anxious to get some stamps inked up this weekend.  Dawn was the featured stamper this week, I really like her style and had a hard time choosing just one card.  I decided on this one, and I decided to turn it into a Halloween card.  I also noticed that the CAS challenge was to use cupcakes!  How perfect.  I kept the layout the same, I added a border punch and ribbon to the focal strip, and I added embossing to the base.   This was a fun card to make!  I made two more Halloween cards that I will be sharing this week as well.  Have a super week!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

You Color My World

Supplies: Stamps: Verve and Imaginence Paper: kraft and red  Ink: Memento tuxedo black Accessories: white dmc floss, copic markers, liquid applique, needle, crystal effects

Well friends, I'm not sure where my mojo went but I have lost it.  I tried to make a card today, but all I have on my desk are cut up pieces of paper....  So I searched through my pictures and found this card that I hadn't posted.  I colored the rainbow with copic markers and added crystal effects to brighten up the colors, and added dimension to the cloud with liquid applique.  I remember looking at my DMC floss, and trying to match up the colors.  I was ready to head to Joann when I remembered I used copic markers to color my I used copic markers to color my white DMC floss to match the card.

I hope you all have a fantastic week, and I will continue to search for my mojo and hopefully be back soon with a new creation! :)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Happy Halloween

Supplies: Stamps: Stampendous  Paper: lucky limeade, black  Ink: Memento tuxedo black and london fog, craft white  Accessories: Sizzix Tim Holtz tree and spider web embossing folders, Martha Stewart owl punch, googly eyes, foam blending tool
This is going to be short and sweet to day, I should be heading out the door! :)  I made this for the featured stamper challenge on SCS.  I had a lot of fun using my embossing folders on this one! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 2, 2011


Supplies: Stamps: Whipper Snapper Paper: black cardstock, pattern paper?  Ink: Memento tuxedo black  Accessories: Martha Stewart Halloween doily, Marvy tag punch, cropodile, copic markers, May Arts ribbon, black twine, pop dots, corner chomper
I couldn't resist the CAS sketch challenge this week on SCS.  I had purchased these Martha Halloween doilies and that was the first thing I thought of when I saw the sketch.  For the stamped image I colored some accents with copic markers, and I stamped the Boo a second time, cut it out, and popped it up to add some dimension.  For the tag, I punched out two of the Marvy tags and adhered them together.  I placed my focal image over the seam. 

That's all for now! Have a super week!


Saturday, October 1, 2011

It's Boo Time!

Supplies: Stamps: Whipper Snapper, SU Teeny Tiny Wishes Paper: orand and black cardstock, x press it blending cardstock Ink: tuxedo black, versamark  Accessories: white embossing powder, copic markers, ek success border punch, calendar case

Happy October everyone! For my calendar this month I had fun coloring with my copic markers.  If you would like to see a tutorial on how I make these calendars please click here.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Trick or Treat

Stamps: Holiday Best Paper: ivory, soft suede, more mustard Ink: soft suede, versamagic pumpkin spice Accessories: Sizzix embossing folder, foam blending tool, twine

It's been too long since I have posted!  Hopefully I will be able to get into more of a routine so I am able to post more cards while I am working.  This week's featured stamper is bensarmom and I chose this card to case.  I made the following changes: I used an embossing folder as the focal image, I changed the orientation, and instead of coloring my image I distressed it. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Featured Stamper Challenge

Supplies: Stamps: Inspired by Nature  Paper: First Edition Specialty Paper, Not Quite Navy, Black  Ink: Versamark  Accessories: Black fine detail black embossing powder, black sheer ribbon
This week on SCS the featured stamper is Lisa Lynn Wright.  I chose to case this card.  I made the following changes: I stamped onto designer paper, I left off of the sentiment, and I changed the colors.   I really like how the flowers look embossed on the designer paper.  This was a fun card to make.

I survived our first day of school!  We'll see how the kiddos do tomorrow, I better get to bed so I am ready for them! :)

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, September 5, 2011

A CAS Challenge turned into a Bookmark...

Supplies: Stamps: Studio G dollar stamps Paper: black, white, and crumb cake cardstock, Marjolaine Basic Grey, red glitter paper Ink: Memento tuxedo black, crumb cake Accessories: scallop oval punch, oval punch, scallop circle punch, 1 1/2 inch and 1 3/8 inch circle punch, font: Garamond, copic markers, sponge dauber, glitter glue, rhinestones, Tim Holtz gingerbread die cut (I used the bow for the shoes) and glossy accents
So the CAS challenge this week was to use shoes.  I thought it would be fun to make some bookmarks, can you do this for a challenge?  Not sure, but I did anyway.  I like how they turned out.  They are so cute with their little feet sticking out when they are in a book.  I think I'll give one to my niece, she loves to read.

Back to work for me tomorrow, wish me luck!  5:00 A.M. is going to come so fast I'm afraid..

Thanks for stopping by! 

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Featured Stamper Challenge

Supplies: Stamps: Stampendous, Flourishes  Paper: ivory Ink: Versamark Accessories: gold embossing powder, rhinestone
Today the featured stamper on SCS is ChrissyI chose to case this card in her gallery.  I liked the simple design and the gold accents.  I picked up this stamp at a rummage this summer, I thought it was really cute.  And perfect for this challenge.  I didn't color my image, I changed the card base to ivory, and I left off the star accent since there was on my stamped image. 
I really liked the gold accents on Chrissy's card, and wanted to include them on mine.  I went looking in my cardstock for some in gold metallic, but I didn't have any.  Then I traced a border using a gold pen, but the gold pen and my embossing powder didn't match.  Finally, I remembered that Gina K. had a video tutorial where she used the embossing powder to create a metallic edge.  So Gina K. saved the day on this card.  Thanks Gina!
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Let the School Year Begin...

Supplies: Accessories: Computer generated calendar, quickutz crayon die cut, computer generated lines for the crayon box, cardstock, font for calendar CK journaling, calendar case
It's time to get back to work for me, and start the countdown 'til next summer!  To get back into the school frame of mind I made my September calendar into a crayon box.  I used Microsoft word to create the triangle and lines of the crayon box and printed it onto my cardstock with my calendar.  I have recieved some inquiries about how I make my calendars so I am going to post a quick little tutorial here.  First I computer generate the calendar in a text box (size 2.13x3.5) on Microsoft Word, and print it out onto computer paper.

Then I take double sided removable tape and put it on top of the printed calendar.

I cut a piece of cardstock 2 1/8 x 3 1/2 and put it on top of the removable tape.

Then before I print the calendar I go edit my text box to remove the border.  I do this so if I don't line up my cardstock correctly the lines of the text box are not printed on my final project.

Here is what is looks like printed:

And peeled off of the removable tape.

From here you can decorate the calendar. 
I have been trying to find a way to share the calendar that I created online, but haven't been successful.  If you know of a way for me to do this I would love for you to share.  Until then send me an email and I can email you any of the calendars I have created.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful long Labor Day weekend!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Last Card for the CAS Summer Design Team

Supplies: Paper: kraft and white  Accessories: Cuttlebug embossing border, SU fancy flower punch, button, twine, Score Buddy
I can't believe that my time on the CAS design team is coming to an end.  It has been so fun, and I have enjoyed every minute of it! 

Our last challenge is a color challenge: a kraft based card using primary colors.  I picked out some fun primary colored ribbons (and a couple more fun bright colors) and let them do the work on this card.  I added a layer of white to make the card pop a bit.  This was a fun card to make.  It would be a great way to use up some ribbon scraps.

Thanks for stopping by, and hope you can participate in this week's CAS challenge over at SCS!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Hot, Hot, Hot...

Supplies: Stamps: Dollar Acrylic Stamp Set Paper: green unknown, white X press it, Recollections green gingham  Ink: Memento tuxedo black Accessories: copic markers, SU scallop circle punch, 1 3/8 inch circle punch, SU word window punch, SU modern label punch, CB swiss dots embossing folder, dimensionals
It is time for another CAS challenge at SCS, this week the challenge is an inspiration word: hot.  So I remembered I bought this cute dollar acrylic set from Michaels and thought woo hoo, I get to use it!  My 10 year wedding anniversary is coming up in November so I might just have to save this one for my hubby!  The layout for this card was inspired by an old Taylored Expressions sketch, that works great for all of those small image stamps we have.
Thanks for stopping by, hope you can play along with the challenge.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Where Did July Go????

Supplies: Stamps: Stampendous  Paper: SU riding hood red, blue cs unknown, white Ink: Memento tuxedo black Accessories: Martha star punch, SU scallop circle punch, 1 3/8 inch circle punch, clear gems, red gems, I colored the blue gems with a copic markers, calendar case

Wow, where is our summer going?!  I missed July, and now we are halfway through August!  Before you know it I'll be back into my busy school routine.  We have gotten a lot of projects done this summer which is probably why it seems like summer is flying by, but it is great to have accomplished so much.  During the school  year I I don't have a lot of extra time, and if I do I of course want to spend it stamping! :)

For the July calendar I used the positive and negative space of a Martha Stewart star punch.  I punched the star punch, then cut it out with the 1 3/8 inch circle punch.  I matted it onto a starburst that I made using the SU scallop punch.  I punched out the scallop circle, attached it to a post it note, and I lined it up in the scallop circle again inside the punch turning it so the points of the scallops were in the center of my scallops and I punched it.  This created a nice starburst look.  I added lots of gems, and the red stars are from the MS punch as well.
Supplies: Stamps: Stampendous, Amuse  Paper: X press it white and pink scraps  Ink: Memento tuxedo black  Accessories: SU scallop border punch, copic markers, stamp a ma jig, calendar case
Isn't that bumblebee just adorable?!  Stampendous really makes cute bee stamps!  For the sentiment I stamped each line separate because it was too long to fit onto the calendar.  So I relied heavily on my stamp a ma jig for this.  I would hold my breath each time I stamped a line hoping I applied even pressure because I already had my calendar printed and image colored!  It was my lucky day I got it on the first try.

Well I'm caught up with my calendars, and have made a few more so I am ready as those months creep up on me! :)  Thanks for stopping by!