Thursday, November 19, 2009

My Father In Law's Birthday

I always have a tough time making cards for the men in my life. You don't want to go too girly, but I struggle with making them something I am proud to send off in the mail.
This card, however, made me happy as soon as I finished it...and my hubby said it's his favorite card I've made (I think the largemouth bass had something to do with that! LOL!)
Stamps: Hero Arts, PSX
Copics-G21, G24, G28 and Close to My heart Markers.
For the life of me, I couldn't tell you who made the patterned paper...I found them in my scrap pile.
Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A special little fairy...

I made this card for Jaimie, the little girl who has gone through more than anyone should ever have to go through. (Click HERE for the blog and the story.)
Her favorite colors are hot pink and black, and while I know they said she is not very girly girl, who can't resist a fairy in your favorite colors?
Stamps: Inkadinkado "Beautiful Fairies"
Ink: StazOn Jet Black
Paper: Basic Grey
Markers/Coloring: Copics-G21, G24, G28; Sharpies, Crayola colored pencils, Gelly Roll Shimmer Dust and fluorescent pink, Pink glitter marker
Others: Prima Flowers, pearls, Fiskars Scallop Punch

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Toadstool House

This is the same design that I used on the card that I posted yesterday, and I feel absolutely terrible that I can't remember where I found this card layout! If anyone knows, I'd love to be reminded! :)
A friend of mine recently purchased her first home, and since I don't seem to have a lot of "house" stamps, I decided to step outside the box and use this adorable toadstool from Hero Arts. And I got to use my new Copic markers!!!! I don't know how I've gone this long without that I have them, coloring with anything else is nowhere near as fun!
Stamps: Hero Arts "Woodland Creatures", TPC "Woodland Whimsy"
Ink: StazOn Jet Black, Colorbox Olive Green Pastel
Markers: Copics- G21, G24, G28
Paper: Basic Grey
Other: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

Monday, November 16, 2009

OK...I'm going to try this again.

Once again, it's been two months between posts. Time certainly does fly, especially when you've got a little one on the way. I think I've entered a time warp tube or something (like those ones in the original Super Mario Brothers!)

So, I am really going to try to stay on top of this again. Really. We'll see what happens once our little boy gets here in two to three weeks! But until then, I'm going to give it my best effort!

The card I am going to share today is one I made for a really close friend of mine who had a little boy in October. He's an absolute cutie, and deserves a card that is worthy of his cuteness. :) I hope this fit the bill!

Stamps: Fiskars "The Stork has Arrived"

Ink: VersaMagic Aegean Blue, StazOn Jet Black

Markers: Close to My Heart

Paper: DCWV, Hobby Lobby

Others: Ribbon from Hobby Lobby, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

Friday, September 11, 2009


I'm just going to stop saying I'm going to post more often on here. Because lo and behold, I say that, then TWO months pass before I post again! Two months? How did those go so fast!!!!!

Today I had a little mishap when I was taking care of paying bills (very long story), but I was blessed to have a super helpful lady help me out in fixing what was pretty much my mistake. She was an absolute lifesaver. :) So, in a gesture of my extreme gratitude...I wanted to send her a card.

All stamps are by Hero Arts and ink is all by ColorBox. Patterned paper for the tree is Basic Grey. I drew the tree trunk details myself and cut the clouds out of white paper. Simple, but sweet!!!!

Thanks for looking!!!! Have a great day!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Happy Birthday to my Little Sis!

Well, a late happy birthday. Ironically, I gave her this card early, but I am sharing it with you all almost a month after her birthday! Just goes to show how on top of things I am! HaHa!

My sister turned 11 this year (there is a slight age difference!), and I thought now is the perfect time for a slightly grown up card. After all, she is getting to the age of extreme girliness. Tiger Beat, Hannah Montana, bengal bracelets, and all things fashiony are her kind of thing!

Supplies: Martha Stewart Number Stamps (which my mom picked up on a super good clearance for me at Michaels!), Autumn Leaves Springtime Flourishes stamps, ColorBox Chalk Ink in Olive Green Pastel, Prima Flowers, Rhinestones, White Cardstock, CuttleBug Swiss Dots embossing folder, and Fiskar's Scalloped border punch

My favorite thing about this card is that it turned out really pretty while being monochromatic. And honestly, the most difficult part of the card was lining up the dotted outlines on the number and getting them to match the solid numbers!

The quote is printed off of my computer, and I love how well it fits a girly girl! I stamped the background pieces with the flower flourish from the Autumn Leaves set, and for the polka dot piece, I first covered the CuttleBug embossing folder with ink, put my piece of paper in it, and ran it through my CuttleBug and voila! Super easy and shabby chic!

Thanks for looking, and I hope you have a great day!

Saturday, July 11, 2009


I'm really terrible at remembering to post on here lately!!!! What's worse is even in my last post I mentioned how I would put some stuff up on here in the next few days...and that was 3 weeks ago!!!! I'm really hoping for two things to get here soon: 1) Get my mojo back! I have a pile of stuff sitting on my kitchen table just calling out for me to work on...and lo and behold there it still sits!!! 2) Start putting stuff on here more often! I used to be pretty religious about, not so much!

Alrighty. That being said, I actually do have something to post today. It's a little late, but it is the cards I made for family and friends for July 4th. I love how these turned out...and they were a blast to make. Simple and easy!

Supplies: Sizzix star die, Studio G July 4th Stamps, Marvy 2 1/2" Scallop Punch, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, 3D dots, colored pencils, gold gel pen, and red chalk ink pad. Blue and White cardstock

This was so easy to make once I got a system going! I cut the 2 1/2" scalloped circles out of blue cardstock, cut the stars out of white cardstock using my cuttlebug and Sizzix die, and then embossed the stars. I did that after I stamped the insides of all the cards. On the firecracker, I used a gold gel pen on the fuse, and colored in the sentiment with colored pencils.

I also inked the edges of the card front with the red chalk ink that I used on the firecracker stamp. And I didn't take a picture of it, but I stamped an American flag on the front of each envelope.
Then, I just put it all together! So simple, and so fun! Thanks for looking!