Thursday, December 30, 2010

Grade A+


This is a super quick project I made in less than 15 minutes.  Its a regular 6x9 manilla envelope that I covered with dp from DCWV grade school stack. The purpose of this is to hold my son's report cards.  The apple and letter A were both cut from A Child's Year cartridge at 3 inches I believe. 

Today's post is short and sweet and my last one for 2010.  See you all in the New Year and look for some Blog Candy to celebrate my one year blogaversary (is that even a word...lol) 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas


MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

I wish all of you the happiest of holidays and may you have a wonderful New Year too.  Today's post I thought was appropriate for Christmas day since its a pic of my son on Santa's lap.  This is a 12x12 layout and I'm so pleased with the way it turned out.  I used my new Jolly Holidays cartridge for the cricut.  The dp is last years DCWV Christmas Glitter stack.  Here's the cuts... the tree at 5 1/2 in, the elf at 3 1/2 in,  the presents at 3 in, the squirrel at 2 in, and the deer at 3 inches.  Santa letters were cut using the storybook cartridge at 3 inches.

Thanks for stopping by....

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Happy Birthday Grandma



This card was made for my mother-in-law, for her birthday from her grandson.  The inspiration for this card came from Amy's blog and can be found HERE  I love her blog.  Her creations are wonderful.

This card is great to use up some scraps.  The base is Kraft, layered with a scrap of dp from DCWV from the posies stack.  The white panel is semi layered on another scrap of kraft paper.  The clouds were stamped on some su bash blue using the cloud stamp from Verve's up and away set.  I free handed the mountains and then ran it through the cuttlebug with the swirls folder.  The grass was cut at 1 inch on the cricut using the Paper Dolls Dress up Cart.  I stamped Billy (from cat's pajamas) and colored him with markers and as you can see had some issues with this face that turned out really peach.  I cut him out and  pop dotted him on the card.  I see I missed putting the button on and will go back and do that to the edge of the ribbon.

Thanks for looking today, wow only a few more days till Christmas. I guess I'm as ready as I'll ever be.  Hope you all are ready and enjoying this holiday season.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Cheers To You


This card reminds me of the Frank Sinatra era and that is probably really dating me but I remember my dad watching his movies and Dean Martin movies.  It just makes me think Rat Pack 

I made the card for New Years but really you could use it for Congratulations or Birthday.  I used the Mojo 167 sketch for my inspiration.  The dp is DCWV La Creme stack.  The martini was a dollar stamp I picked up years ago and is one of my favorite stamps.  The Cheers To You sentiment is from SU Lots of Thoughts set.  I ran the white layer through the cuttlebug using a sizzix folder and layered it with some black using the scallop eyelet punch from SU.

Thanks for stopping by today. Happy Holidays

Monday, December 13, 2010

From The Heart


I made this card as part of a note card set for a gift this holiday season.  The colors are some of my favorite and I hope the recipient likes it too. 

Here's how its done.  The base is SU river rock...so glad they brought back this color, the beautiful dp is from DCWV Linen Stack (which I think is my all time favorite stack) I used some soft sky for the bottom half of the card and add the scalloped punch detail to the bottom.  The image is a combo of 4 stamps from the Watercolor Trio set by Su.  I stamped the longer branch in river rock and then used a q-tip to remove the ink from the flowers and colored them with a baja breeze marker.  The smaller flower image i colored with SU markers river rock and baja breeze.  I also colored the butterfly stamp with the baja breeze marker...looks like I'll have to pick up the baja breeze stamp pad.  The sentiment was stamped in SU crumb cake to make the kraft scalloped layer on the card. 

Hope you enjoyed today's card.  Happy Holidays

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

CAS Teacher Note


I'm giving you a little break from Christmas cards to show you some quick clean and simple teacher notes I did to add to the teacher gift this year.   Really quick and simple to do... real red card base, add your scalloped layer to the bottom.  The apple stamp was a dollar stamp from Joann's a couple years ago and the sentiment below is by TPC Studios Greetings (clear stamp set).  I mounted the image with some celery cardstock and used the scraps to punch out a photo corner. 

Just like the card today's post is quick one.  Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Let It Snow


Happy Holidays!  Are you in the swing of the holiday season?  We're decorated and I've started my wrapping.  I love being finished with things early so I can sit and enjoy the rest of the time without all the stress of running around last minute.

Here's another winter/Christmas card.  I have yet to add a sentiment to it and not sure if I'm going to but I'll tell you how I made it.  The base is GP white and is layered with some DCWV patterned paper mounted on kraft cs.  I love this littls snowman from winter woodlands cricut cart  and I cut him out at 4 inches and added some diamond stickles around the edge.  I mounted him on the marquee shape from the Storybook cart that was cut out at 4 1/2 and added the shadow feature too.  I ran the white layer through the cuttlebug with the snowflake folder.  I also added another cuttlebug layer to the bottom of the card to simulate a snow drift using the d'vine swirls folder and the scallop border from SU. 

Thanks for looking,...Happy Holidays

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Wonder of It All


A little Verve, a little cricut and combine that with DCWV and you get a great idea for a Christmas card.  All the dp on this card is from an older DCWV Glitter Christmas stack.  I've been hoarding that paper and finally decided it was time to cut it.  I'm sure glad I did.  The image panel is a mix of stamping and cricut.  The top note shape the tree and snowman are on is from the Storybook cart, cut at 3 1/2 inches and with a shadow feature too.  I ran the white panel through the cuttlebug using the snowflake folder.  The tree is made out of dp from the same stack mentioned cut from the Joys of the Season cart and it was cut out twice so it could be layered with pop dots... I cut each section out separately then layered them.  The snowman and sentiment are Verve from the set Snow Wonderful.  I stamped the snowman, colored his scarf, hat and nose and then cut him out adding him to the panel with pop dots.  I then went back and added some stickles to him so he would sparkle like the tree does.

Thanks for stopping by.   Happy Holidays

Friday, November 26, 2010

A Krafty Christmas


Another Christmas card to get you in the festive mood.  While you're reading this post I'll be knee deep in christmas boxes, pulling out all our decorations and getting the house dressed and ready for Santa.

So on to the card.  This was super simple to do, no stamping and alot of cuttlebug and a little cricut.  I was unsure about using Kraft cardstock for a Christmas card but I like the elegant feel to this card.  I ran the 2 kraft layers through the cuttlebug with the snowflake embossing folder, layering the smaller panel with white and leaving extra on the edge so I could use the SU scallolp punch on it.  The deer was cut with the cricut using Winter Woodlands cart, cutting it at 4 in and attached with pop dots.  When I put the deer panel on the card it needed something else and that's when I added the white strip to the bottom cutting the edge with the SU punch and then running it through the cuttlebug with the border embossing folder.  A last minute add on was the snowflakes (MS punch)   Who would have thought Kraft and white could look so Christmasy. 

Thanks for stopping by, Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and all you black Friday shoppers out there be careful!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Holiday Planner


Here's a little holiday planner I made that has all the things you could possibly need to get you through this holiday.  Some note cards to use as thank yous or leave a note for Santa. Some 3x3 gift cards, perfect to tuck on top of that package.  A couple ornament tags to add to a christmas bag and a little note list you could use to write your cards down on, gifts you need to pick up or just things left to do.



Here's a pic of the inside.  To make the planner I took an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper, scored it in the center then scored one end an inch and a half from edge.  Fold that edge up and there is your pocket.  I covered the planner with DCWV paper and used the image from SU's Home for Christmas for the front.



The 3x3 card idea came from Inking Idaho's blog.  You can find the link to it in my side bar.  Becky has amazing things on her blog.  The little Santa/Elf notes are just basically a card front.  I used the scraps from the dp so everything would coordinate and the santa/elf stamps are from Stampendous.  I colored them with SU markers and added a little sparkle to the fur trim on each of their outfits with some diamond stickles.

Hope you enjoyed this project.  It really is quick and easy to do and would even make a great gift for someone.  Just a few more days and we'll be decorating for the holidays, time is flying by.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Merry Christmas Dear Friend


This is my first time using the Dasher stamp that I picked up last year but I picked it up after Christmas so I couldn't wait to use it.  This was such a simple Christmas card to do. 

The base is GP white, then I layered SU riding hood red that I ran through the cuttlebug using the snow dots folder.  The dp is from Cloud 9 Design (yep not DCWV) Seasonal stack that I picked up on sale at  Joanns.  I had tried several different dps before deciding on these 2.  I layered the dps with white and left 3/4 extra at the bottom so I could use the SU scallop border punch on it.  I thought the sentiment was perfect Merry Christmas Dear Friend from the SU cute and curly set stamped in riding hood red which I also used the SU curly label punch to punch it out.

I think I may go back and add some diamond stickles to the antlers to give the card a little sparkle.  Thanks for stopping by today.  I have a holiday planner coming up next.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

A Cardinal Christmas


This is one of my favorite Christmas cards this year and my Grandmother would have loved it too since she loved birds. She even had several bird ornaments that she put on her Christmas tree every year, a cardinal being one of them.

When I was putting it together each layer ended up getting tweaked just a bit each time I made another one and here's the one I like the best. 

On to the details...I started out with GP white for the base, added a kraft layer and then cut some DP from DCWV Christmas Combo stack (yes I bought another stack of paper, I'm seriously going to start wallpapering with it).  I ran the dp through the cuttlebug using the SU folder petals a plenty.  The other dp is also DCWV from the luxury stack and its really glossy and shimmery in person which I couldn't capture in the photo.  I layered it with SU riding hood red and added the scalloped edge to the bottom.

Now silly me didn't write down my cricut cuts so I'm going to try to remember how I did it.  The bird was cut from Winter Woodland at 2 1/2 I believe if not 2 1/2 then definitely 2 in.  I used some riding hood red ink on the bird and sponged around the edges.  The branch came from the same cart also cut at 2 in or 2 1/2. I really need to remember to write my cuts down if I'm going to post them....ugh!  I added some snow to the branch with a white marker and then covered it with some diamond stickles. 

The ornament is SU.  I stamped it in Antique Linen with the polka dot ornament stamp and then took the Merry Christmas sentiment from SU's Holiday Best and stamped it in riding hood red over top.  Then I punched out the ornament.  This card seems like its a lot of work but really the cricut does most of the work for you.  Oh and not to forget the snowflakes they are MS punch. 

Hope you enjoyed this Christmas card. Just a 2 more weeks and we'll have our Christmas decs up. I can't believe it.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A Christmas Wish


So I tried my hand at minimal coloring of an image and I'm not sure I like how it turned out.  Maybe I need to go back and color the sled red, that might help a bit.  To be honest while I love this image from the SU set Home For Christmas, I never know what to do with it.  Maybe its the layout?  Any suggestions?  I'm open and willing to try anything with this set.

So the base is some Kraft paper from Joanns that I ran through the cuttlebug using the SU folder petals a plenty.  Then I used some scrap paper and layered the 3 scallop edges.  I have to say not coloring the image made the card quick to do but at the same time its lacking that wow or Oh that's pretty factor. 

I will say I have gone back and colored this image in.  I just couldn't get past it being this plain.

Thanks for stopping by. My next card post is one of my favs for this Christmas season using the Cricut cart Winter Woodland, so keep an eye out for that one.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Vintage Christmas

This new set from SU, Greeting Card Kids, just screams vintage to me so that's what I wanted to do with this winter image.  I chose some non traditional Christmas papers, matter of fact they are from the DCWV stack Rustic.  I ran the striped paper through the cuttlebug with the snowflake folder. The pic doesn't do the papers justice, they are full of shimmer and sparkle.  I stamped the image with Staz On and colored her with SU markers.  Added a little diamond stickles for a snowy effect.

The sentiment is also SU punched with the modern label punch and I added a mat to it by punching the modern label 2 more times and layering it.  The little snowflakes are a MS punch.  Thanks for looking today.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Hello Owl


Before I move on to posting some Christmas cards I thought I'd post a Just Because card.  This card is extremely simple to do and was just as quick to put together.  I love the new Owl punch from SU and the more you work with it the easier it is to glue those little eyes on. 

So here's what I used...base just some GP white. All the dp on this card is from DCWV Hippie Chic mat stack, great funky papers in there.  The orange layers are SU pumpkin. The owl was put together with some scraps out of my scrap box and the Hello is a clear stamp from TPC Studios. 

Quick and easy card, short and simple post for the day.  Thanks for stopping by and get ready for Christmas.

I ALSO PICKED A NEW WINNER FOR THE HALLOWEEN BLOG CANDY SINCE I NEVER HEARD FROM THE OTHER WINNER.  CONGRATS SCRAPINLIL....please get in contact with me to claim your prize. Thanks

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Harvest


How about one more fall card for the month.  First I will show you the card I took my inspiration from for this creation.  This CARD from strappystamper on SCS is just too cute for words and uses the new Verve set Bountiful Harvest which I love and see as a purchase in my future.  Well since I didn't have the new verve set or the exact papers she used I improvised with materials I already own...which I seriously need to use up.

So I made the card base out of GP white, layered it with some SU choc chip and then came the mix of dps.  All from DCWV... 2 from last years Fall mat stack and the brown stripe from 2yrs ago fall mat stack.  I layered the pumpkin on the martha stewart lg lattice punch.  The pumpkin image is from Inkadinkado halloween set, stamped in stazon and colored with SU pumpkin marker.  The sentiment is a little studio G dollar stamp.  I'm pleased with the way this came together and it rounds out my stash of fall cards for this year. 

Thanks for stopping by and hope you're having a wonderful fall season.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Autumn Blessings

Ok this new uploading process for photos is a nightmare for me. Am I the only one having trouble with blogger's new upload process? UGH!!!

So on to this fall card.  This is another card made with the French Foliage set from SU. The gorgeous dp is DCWV new fall stack Amber Autumn.  Usually when I think of fall cards I think of the pumpkin colors, olive and browns so it's a little outside the box for me to do one in reds and browns but I just followed the colors of the paper.

The image is stamped with choc chip and Riding hood red from SU.  The sentiment is from TPC stamped in choc chip and mounted on riding hood red and choc chip. This was a really quick and easy card to do. Off to make a couple more.

Thanks for stopping by today and hope you're having a wonderful Fall.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

PLEASE CONTACT ME

LIZZETTE, you were the winner of my Halloween Giveaway. Please leave an email addy for me here so I can get in contact with you about your prize.  You only have a few days left to let me know or I will have to pick another winner.

Thanks
Carrie

Friday, October 22, 2010

Autumn

Here is another Fall card this one made with one of SU's new sets French Foliage.  This is such a pretty set and I like that the stamps are solid, makes for a quick card without having to do any coloring.

So here's how this came together... the base of the card is SU choc chip. The kraft layer is paper from The Paper Company, got a pack of it at Joann's for $2.50, who can beat that price. Anyway I ran it through the cuttlebug using the sizzix embossing folder Finial Press.  The orange dp is Basic Grey, yes can you believe its not DCWV!!! I know, shocker.  Then came the image.  I stamped the sentiment in the center with choc chip, then the leaves were done in more mustard, old olive, and cajun craze. The little paris stamp was done in riding hood red and then I stamped the dots in SU crumb cake.  The senitment is a clear stamp from TPC and its punched out with SU modern label punch.  Hope you enjoyed this fall card.  Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Thankful for Sunflowers

How about a little break from Halloween and on to fall for a minute.  I was totally inspired by this card HERE .  Isn't it a beauty.  I changed pretty much everything except the layout and flower.

Here's how I did my version.  The base is choc chip SU. The pattern paper is DCWV Amber Autumn stack.  I used some Kraft cardstock by the paper company.  I didn't have the ric rac die so I improvised  and layered 2 scallop punches from SU one in cajun craze and one in the kraft paper.  The sunflower was cut from Stretch Your Imagination cart at 5 inches several times and layered.  I sponged the sunflower with some SU more mustard ink. and popped a layer up with pop dots.  The center is just a circle punch that I sponged with some Expresson ink.  The sentiment is from SU's happy harmony set.  I finished the sunflower off with a little embroidery thread.  Hope you like it.

Thanks for stopping by...don't forget still time to win some of my halloween projects...check out the Another Small Giveaway Post for details.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Winner for the Halloween Giveaway

The winner is............ LIZZETTE

who said

Great giveaway!! I was looking for Halloween card ideas and found you thanks for the awesome ideas!

Congratulations Please leave me your email addy so I can get in contact with you about this prize.  If I don't hear from you after 2 weeks I will then pick another winner.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

R.I.P. (Cricut Halloween Tag)

Here's another tag that can be yours.  I love making little tags like this because you can do so much with them.  Add them to a scrapbooking layout, use them as a bookmark, put them on a card front. 

This tag was also done with the Oct 31st cricut cart.  All except the moon which is a 1 3/8 circle cut out of embossed paper and sponged with more mustard.  I cut the tombstone at 3 inches, sponged it with some black and stamped the RIP on there from an inkadinkadoo set.  The cat was cut at 2 inches and I added a little black diamond stickles for the eyes.  The crow was cut at 1 1/2.  I did the background for this tag the same as the other one with the sponging of several inks. 

Thanks for stopping by today and hope your having a wonderful fall season.  A few more days left for your chance at these goodies. Don't forget to enter.  You can find it under blog candy in my side bar.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Creepy Crawlies

While I don't particularly like spiders I'm not exactly afraid of them.  How you like to put the pic of your little one on here from Halloween?  Or do you have someone you know is terrified of spiders? This is a great layout for them.  Well it can be yours if you're entered in the drawing Another Small Giveaway and you've become a follower of my blog.

This is a 6x6 scrapbook page and super simple to do.  The base is black card stock cut down to 6x6.  The green layer is dcwv midnight spell stack.  I added some drippy goo border from MS punch and cut the spiders at 2 inches from the Oct 31st cricut cart.  The spider web was cut at 3 inches.  I embossed the photo panel with the web folder from cuttlebug so when you put your photo on here it will give you a bit of dimension.  I left a title off so you can personalize it how you want it.  I like 6x6 pages because you can add them to a mini album or build larger pages with them by mounting them on a 8x8 or 12x12.  Hope you like it and hope you've entered and good luck!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

I'm Not Scared (Cricut Halloween Tag)

Do you like this tag? Would you like to own it?  Make sure you get a chance to win it by becoming a follower and leaving a comment on my Another Small Giveaway post published on Oct 1st.

You know I'm all about the halloween projects/cards so I thought I'd share the love.  The images on this tag were done from the Oct 31st seasonal cricut cart.  The tag base is just your everyday tag bought at an office supply store.  I rubbed it with some different inks starting with antique linen, then rubbing the edges with SU Cajun craze and the middle with SU more mustard.  I then took a cotton ball and dabbed some black soot ink to the edges.  I cut the web out at 3 in, the spider at 2 inches and the pumpkin at 2 inches.  I made my own layers for the pumpkin by cutting it out multiple times.  I sandwiched a pieced of black cardstock between the layers.  The little I'm not scared sentiment is from the DCWV midnight spell stack.  I topped it off with some fibers I've had hanging around forever.

Hope you're having a wonderful fall day.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Frightful and Delightful

So have you become a follower and did you post on the Another Small Giveaway post?  Make sure you do that for you chance to win some halloween projects.

Here's a Halloween tag I did for a mag submission.  Sadly it didn't get picked but I thought it was cute anyway.  The only stamping on here is the sentiment which is a dollar Joann stamp.  The ghost is a stcker I mounted on a piece of white cardstock then cut out.  The flower is a prima.  Thanks for looking, short and sweet today.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Another Small Giveaway (Halloween)

Trick or Treat... you want some candy????  How about a few of these Halloween goodies to get you crafting this fall season.  So here's what you get then I'll tell you what you have to do to win it.

6 - 6x6 Halloween papers
2 - Frankie Faces
2 - Halloween Tags
1 - Halloween Stamp from La La Land Crafts
1 -  Set of stamped images from SU Booglie Eyes set
1 - 6x6 Scrapbook page Creepy Crawlies
1 - Halloween card

How to enter....First you need to be a follower of this blog and then all you have to do is leave a comment here on this post.  Simple as that.  Good Luck! 

I will announce the winner on Oct 16th.  Please make sure to respond to the winner post and let me know how to get in contact with you.  Thanks

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Trick Or Treat


Ok so I know I posted several Halloween cards back in August which you can find HERE but I couldn't resist posting another one.  Also get ready for a Halloween giveaway coming up on October 1st.

Witchy Bella saw a little more ink when I used that great MOJO sketch with her, the same one I used with Eloise when her witchy side emerged however I added the moon to this one.

So this mix of dp is all from the Midnight Spell DCWV mat stack, even the little trick or treat sentiment is cut from there so everything worked together wonderfully.  Miss WitchABella here was colored with some SU markers and the moon has a little dry embossing with the swiss dots folder run through the cuttlebug.

So now that its closer have you started on your halloween cards?????

Saturday, September 25, 2010

A Cupcake Kind Of Day

Here is an all occasion cupcake card for you because really don't cupcakes make everything better, well and a little chocolate.

For this card I used the Verve set Cupcake Affair and paired it with some great paper from DCWV Linen stack.  I know I rave about DCWV paper all the time, they should really pay me for it HAHAHA but it is great paper, especially the premium stacks that have glitter or foil as part of the pattern.

So I stamped this cupcake with black stazon and colored the bottom and flowers with SU markers...river rock and marina mist.  I stamped the solid part of the cupcake with some SU soft sky, which matches perfectly with this DCWV stack.  The sentiment is also from the same Verve set and I punched it out with an EK Success slim line punch that almost is identical to the new one from SU.  The flower is also from Verve from the Because of You set and was stamped in Marina Mist.

So hope your day is filled with sunshine and cupcakes and thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Swan Song

Here's another card made with a beautiful Verve set called Swan Song, however I don't feel I did the set justice.  I stared a long, long time at this card and just can't figure out what its missing but it is definitely missing something. 

The sentiment is layered with 2 labels, the modern label punch from SU and larger punch is from EK success but I don't know the name of it.  I added some bling to the birds with stickles then finishing it off with some gems for the heads but the gems are creeping me out just a bit. 

Well I'll have to play with this set some more and see if I can come up with a better creation.  Have a great day.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Happy Birthday Alex

Ask and you shall receive.... My niece's birthday was on Sept. 16th, she turned 11.  For her birthday she wanted money from everyone so she can save up to get an Ipod.  I immediately thought of Ipodabella from Stamping Bella but sadly do not own her so I put out my request....one on facebook and one on SCS and Voila in my hands were some Ipodabella images from 2 wonderful people. Thanks so much Rachel and Jessica.  I used a couple images before I figured out what I was going to do. Here is the end product....

Details on this card... I started with the white base and layered it with papers from the Hippie Chic stack from DCWV.  I colored Ipodabella with SU markers, marina mist and cajun craze....I'm so loving these new core colors!  The sentiment is from Verve's Birthday Surprise set.  I punched it out with the SU label punch and layered it with 2 more punches of the same punch in navy.  I then cut a small strip of cajun craze and layered it behind. 

Thanks for stopping by today,  I love reading all your comments, they are one of the highlights of my day.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

My Best Friend is a Flake

Too early for winter/Christmas cards? 

I have no idea what stamp this snowman is because my sweet friend Sarah sent me some of these images last winter and I'm finally getting a chance to play with them.  Sarah if you post a comment can you post who this stamp is by...thanks. 

This was a simple card to do.  White base, navy layer then white layer embossed with cb snowflakes.  The snowman had very little coloring, some red of course, outlined him with gray and added some stickles to him and a little blush with chalk for the cheeks.  The sentiment is from an old SU set flaky friends and the snowflakes are a MS punch.  Thanks for looking and have a super cool day.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

MOJO 155 Dream

Here's a card I did for last week's Mojo sketch.  Maybe I'll get this weeks mojo sketch done on time LOL.

Anyway I got the idea for the color scheme from THIS CARD on SCS.  Love the old olive and black together.  I used 2 SU sets Dream Garden and Watercolor Trio.  The olive panel was embossed with a sizzix folder called ?  I'm sorry I thought I saved the packaging.  I'll have to hunt it down and edit this post.

Thanks for stopping by and looking.

side note... I don't like the way this photographed it looks so blah! and I noticed there is something wrong with the middle panel...I think its time for new glasses. LOL Have a great day!!!

Monday, September 13, 2010

WINNER!!!!!!!

The winner of the blog candy is............  Patty  (LaLatty) 

Patty (LaLatty) said...


Congrats on all of your followers, I love your blog and it's one of my favorites! Thanks for the chance for some awesome blog candy :)


BIG CONGRATS TO YOU PATTY!!!!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Look WHoo's Learning


Ok so I finally got a chance to play with the new two step owl punch and I love it.  Though I will admit gluing those little eyes on takes some patience and steady fingers.  For this card I used the SCS sketch SC295

So Mr. Owl here is teaching you all about your ABC's on his blackboard.  The owl punch doesn't come with a wing so I used the wing from SU's two step bird punch.  I used DCWV paper from the grade school mat stack...super stack to make teacher cards with.  The blackboard is just a small piece of black cs. I made the chalk tray with some crumb cs and just snipped the ends at an angle.  The letters were cut with the cricut using A Child's Year cart. 

Only 2 more days for your chance to win some BLOG CANDY.  Leave a comment on the BLOG CANDY post and one other comment on any card on this blog for your chance to win.  Winner will be announced on Sept 13th

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

ABC's and 123's


Sorry the pic on this one isn't the greatest. The kids look blurry to me for some reason.  So here's another card using the adorable set Greeting Card Kids.  I love the way this card came together. The letters were a last minute add on because I didn't like how much empty space was left at the top of the card and I think they were just what the card needed.

So the details are... letters were cut from the cricut A Child's Year cart at 1 1/4.  The kids were stamped on watercolor paper and colored with SU markers.  The apple was also cut from ACY cart on the cricut at 1 in.  I used crumb, real red and bash blue for the cardstock colors and some left over gingham paper from dcwv.

Hope you enjoyed today's post remember you have a couple more days for a chance to win my blog candy so don't forget to leave some comments.  You'll have a chance to win this card and some images of these cute kids.  Leave a comment on my BLOG CANDY post and ONE other comment on any card on this blog for your chance to win.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Just A Little Note


So since my son started school on the first I thought I'd get a little head start on some teacher gifts for this year.  I made this note card set in a matter of minutes, clean and simple.

The paper is some left over dcwv from an old old mat stack and the apple stamp is from SU tart and tangy.  The just a note sentiment is by ...?  I bought it so long ago I can't remember.  I hope his teacher will like these.

Thanks for stopping by and looking today and don't forget about the blog candy I'm offering.  You have till the 12th for your chance to win and one of these note cards is included in the giveaway.  All you need to do is make a comment on the BLOG CANDY post and one other Card post on my blog

Monday, August 30, 2010

Blog Candy

So are you tired of seeing Halloween projects in August?  I can't help myself, I try to be one of those the early bird catches the worm type people.  Well to change gears a little bit I'd thought I'd offer you something for sticking with me....

How about a chance to win a little blog candy.  I've been wanting to do this for awhile and was waiting till I had 75 followers but I'm not going to wait any longer. 

Up for grabs is 3 school themed cards you'll see coming up in posts on my blog this month.  A inqueboutique stamp set...its unmounted rubber that clings to an acrylic block.  The little hello stamp.  4 of the school kids images from Greeting Card kids stamped on watercolor paper with black Stazon and 4 mini cuttlebug embossing folders, flower themed. 

HOW TO WIN....all you need to do is make a comment on this post AND one other comment on any of my cards on this blog.  You do not need to become a follower if you don't want to.  I will announce the winner on here SEPTEMBER 13th so be sure to check back.  I ship to U S addresses only

Friday, August 27, 2010

A Witchy Halloween

Well it looks like this years Halloween cards are basically going to be all about witches but who could resist this cute little witch? No one!  She is from a new set from SU called Greeting Card Kids and its just about the cutest new set in the catty.  However I had a hard time coming up with a card for her.  The layout seemed to be my issue.

Here's what was used on this card.  The papers are DCWV fall stack from a couple years ago.  I colored the image with SU  markers.  The ruffled embellishment is paper that I folded over and over again. I've been seeing this cool effect done with ribbon but didn't have any that would match and thought why not try it with strips of paper.  Definitely need to work at it a little more.  The flowers were some I had left over in my ever growing stash of things.  Thanks for looking.  Are you getting a head start on your fall cards?

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

A Witch for You

Some more halloween fun with this image from Stamping Bella.  Boy she hasn't seen ink in quite awhile so she was really happy to be removed from her case and inked up.

Really simple card to do.  Papers DCWV mat stack Midnight Spell.  Witchy Bella was colored with SU markers and that's about it for this one.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

CAS80 Pumpkin Fun


Are you in the mood to make Halloween cards yet?  I'm so ready for fall to come with a little bit of cooler weather. 

I loved the CAS challenge this week on SCS.  I usually don't participate in clean and simple but this was fun.

Details on this card...pretty simple.  Black base is 4 1/4 square.  I stamped the 2 smaller pumpkins on the white strip then stamped the jack o lantern on a seperate piece of paper cut it out and popped it up between them.  The images were colored with SU markers.  I'm so proud of myself that I actually broke out some ribbon and used it. 

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Eloise Has A Witchy Side

This is my card for this week's Mojo sketch 152. You can find the link to this sketch in my side bar about 3/4 way down.  I still am working at getting to all the sketches I have lying around my crafting room but when I saw this Mojo sketch I felt inspired!

I love taking a stamp and finding different uses for it and who would have thought lovely Eloise from Stamping Bella had a witchy side to her.  Her flower is gone and replaced by a jack-o-lantern from an OLD set of Joann Essential stamps...one of the first set of stamps I ever bought.  The witch hat also comes from this set.  I colored Eloise with SU (pumpkin pie) and Crayola (black) markers.  Her wings are covered in black stickles but they really don't look like wings anymore.  The cute papers are from DCWV mat stack Midnight Spell, a new halloween stack out.  The scalloped circle is from the same set of papers and I had to place it there instead of on the other side because of a little mess on the edge of the Eloise image.  I guess I didn't get all the black embossing powder cleaned up from the last project...oops!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Bewitching Owl

It's getting close to my favorite time of year and by now I usually have more than one Halloween card done.  I guess I'm slacking a bit but isn't this one cute?   This was done with the Cricut using 2 different carts.  The little owl is from the Straight from your Nest cart and the hat and words are from the new Mini Monster cart...super cute cart.  I had originially cut the hat a little bigger but my husband liked the smaller version because the owls ears stick out and he said it made the hat look like it was made for him.  I was impressed he noticed that little detail LOL. 

The pattern paper on here is from an old dcwv mat stack.  The orange layer was embossed with the spider web folder from cb.  I didn't write my cuts down so I'll have to figure them out and edit my post later.  Hope you enjoy this.  Have a bewitching kind of day!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

A Haunting Halloween

I'm so proud of this card even though its simple because it is my first card that has been published by Paper Crafts Magazine in their Sept/Oct 2010 issue.

When I got the news I couldn't have been any more excited.  I've been waiting for months to post this card but had to wait till the magazine issue was avaliable.  Here's a Link to the Sept/Oct issue.

Here's the deets on the card...base is river rock, the pattern paper none other than DCWV from the fall stack.  The image in the center is a dollar stamp from Joanns by inkadinkado and  is heat embossed with black powder. The border punch is MS and the sentiment is A Muse. 

Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoyed this card.  Have a great day.

Monday, August 9, 2010

So Very Sweet


I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream.  Can you believe my son just recently started liking ice cream and he's 5 but there is a stipulation...it can only be WHITE.  lol  Oh well....

I made this card just for fun.  You can't really tell from the pic but I spritzed it with some shimmer spray which I still don't have the hang of.  Well like my little one says "mommy you just have to keep practicing"

So here's the details on this card.  The base is dcwv textured cs layered with some choc chip.  The Ice Cream sundae was cut from A Child's Year cart.  It was one of the icon features so it didn't have a shadow or layering option which meant I had to cut this out several times at 3 inches and cut the pieces off that I needed.  I went over the 'chocolate sauce' with a watercolor pencil and then blended it in making sure to get some on the white so it looked like it had melted a bit.  I popped it up with some dimensionals.  The sentiment is SU from the So Very set. 

That's it for today, hope you treat yourself to some ice cream, after all its summer and what could taste better on a hot day than some creamy cold goodness.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Lazy Days of Summer


I've been so behind on doing challenges that I had scraps of paper laying all over my desk with different sketches from here and there that I wanted to try.  My son had a sleep-over at his Mamaw's and I went straight to my craft room to create.  It was a great evening.

This is a sketch from Splitcoaststampers SC285.  So here's the deets on the card...  The flip flop stamp is a 99 cent stamp from Imaginisce.  The other beachy themed stamps are from Inkadinkado, its an acrylic set called Coastal.  The dp is DCWV last years summer stack and I used a little mambo ink on the flip flops.   I think I know someone who might like this card especially since it has "pink" on it... watch your mailbox :)

Monday, August 2, 2010

A Song in my Heart

I love, love, love this card. This is one of my favorite cards which means it will have to go in the special box of don't use these just admire them till you can get up the courage to part with it LOL.  ( I know its a sickness)  Here's a funny thing...I have a slight phobia of birds in real life.  I don't run from them or anything but I don't exactly want them close to me either but give me a bird stamp, bird punch, bird cricut cart and I go ga-ga over it. Go figure!!

Anyway on to the deets... I started out with choc chip as the base.  The sheet of dp was picked up on clearance a couple years ago so I can't tell you what line its from.  The green edge is dcwv textured cs that I embossed with the SU finial press folder.  I then added a scalloped edge with the SU border punch.  The bird cage was cut from Straight From the Nest cart at 3 1/2.  I then puched out the bird from the SU two step bird punch and ran it through the cb with the petals a plenty folder.  I cut a seperate wing and some leaves from scraps.  The sentiment is from Verve's swan song set and I punched it with the modern label punch SU that I layered with 2 more modern label punch outs.  I hope you enjoyed this card too.  I'm going to have to make a couple more up.  Off to fire up the cricut.  Thanks for stopping by

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Three Little Words

This was just a quick card I threw together when I was trying to come up with a Twilight themed card.  I like my VAMPIRE card better.  This one is more on the elegant side and less whimsical but it will come in handy for me when I need an anniversary card for DH. 

The base was embossed with the victoria folder and the black flourish frame behind the sentiment panel is cut from the Storybook cart.  The stamp set is Three little words from SU and was colored with a tombow marker.  Really easy card to do.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Flight Of the Butterfly


Isn't this a beauty!  I saw a card made on SCS using these 2 papers together from the Mariposa DCWV stack.  THIS is the card.  And I knew I had to use this combo.  I used a layout from one of Verve's challenges in June and I will definitely be using this layout again...good for using up some dp.

When I saw the paper combo what better image to use than a butterfly. This one is from SU God's Beauty set.  I colored it with SU markers, dusty durango, bermuda bay and celery...I love that combo.  The card base is dusty durango and I matted the layers with that also and a little Olive. I think the colors work so well together.  The sentiment is also SU from the Whimsical words set.  That just about covers all the details.  I hope you like this card as much as I do, trouble is I don't know if I'll be able to part with it.  I better make a duplicate :)

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.  I love reading all your comments.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Petals and Stems


This card is for the Verve Ready Set Stamp Challenge where you were to use either Petals and Stems or Fluttering by. 

The sketch for this card came from the new SU catty and the color inspiration came from an advertisement on HGTV.  At the end of the ad they had chocolate, turquoise and an olive color together and I thought WOW that would make a great card and well, here it is.

So here's the deets on this card...base choc. chip embossed with the elegant bouquet sizzix folder from SU.  I don't have the top note die so I used my cricut storybook cart and cut the marquee shape at 5 inches.  I cut a piece of old olive and used the SU border punch on the bottom.  The stamps are all from Verve's Petals and Stems set.  The ink used is temp. turquoise, old olive and choc chip.  I punched the sentiment with the modern label punch SU and layered it with 2 more mod. label punches of turquoise.  It doesn't show well in the pic but I added some stardust stickles to the butterfly and centers of the flowers.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Clean and Graphic



This is my card for the Moxie Fab Challenge clean and graphic. Clean and Graphic usually isn't my style so this was a real challenge for me.  You can find the challenge HERE if you want to play along. 

Here's the details on this card.  Everything is SU except the guitar stamp which is from Inkadinkado.  I used basic black as my base, stamped a piece of real red with baroque motifs.  When I think of graphic I think of black and white which is why I didn't add any color to the guitar.  I punched 2 photo corners but instead of layering on top of the image I added them underneath.  Thanks for stopping by, go check out the challenge its fun and a great way to get the creative juices flowing.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Fun and Cute


This card was done for a couple challenges.  The first being for Alissa's challenge on her blog that can be found HERE  It was a sketch with a beach theme.  I just recently picked up this stamp from Great Impressions and I think its the cutest.   The second challenge this is for is from Paper Crafts Moxie Fab World in honor of their new specialty issue Card Styles.  You can find the details HERE.  

When I was making this card I thought about the last episode of HGTV Design Star where they designed rooms around different flowers and how certain elements in the room represented movements of a flower, or the cluster of a flower etc and I kind of took that concept (not pertaining to flowers) with the textures on this card.  I used D'vine Swirls to represent the ocean breeze because I wanted movement at the top of this card.  I used tiny bubbles for the ocean itself which isn't the usual choice but I thought of fish and bubbles and well there you go.  The scallop border represents the waves.  The close to cocoa (SU) strip is respresenting the boardwalk so what better way to show that than with planks and thats why I chose to use the distressed stripes folder. 

Hope you enjoyed this card and check out the challenges.  Have a great day.  Thanks for stopping by



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