Thursday, November 26, 2009

Here's More...

Using the design from my previous post I made a dozen more cards! I changed the colors and themes, some are Christmas, fun and purple, brown, whatever, and cranked out a ton of cards yesterday.
This picture isn't all that great but there are fifteen cards here that I added to my basket! I can't wait to start sending some of these out. I already gave one to my husband for his birthday today. They fit pretty well in an envelope and won't need extra postage or anything.
Hope everyone is enjoying their Thanksgiving! I am so thankful for so many things...too many to list!
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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Simple Flowers.

Here are some tissue paper flowers that I made just playing around in my craft room. They were really simple and the stitched button in the center holds them together really well. There's also a piece of tape on the back to hold the thread in place while I stitched.
I love how this card turned out. Simple, fun and elegant. I ended up making a ton of them in just a short amount of time. By just changing the sentiment I added a bunch of new cards to my stash. The green patterned paper is from the Papertrey's newest release, Turning a New Leaf. I love all the papers in the set and can't wait to use more!
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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Sweet Christmas

I made a couple Christmas cards with these soft and sweet colors. It's a really simple design of five trees on white with a mat behind them. On the mat layer there are flourishes stamped in Versamark.
I just could not get a really good picture today! So hopefully you will take my word for it that these cards are gorgeous.
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Friday, November 13, 2009

Gift tags

So in getting ready for the holidays, I made a bunch of cute little gift tags. I knew what design I wanted but I couldn't decide on a color combination. There is a red snowflake with ripe avocado over it, smokey shadow with black, pink and red, and aqua mist with brown.
Align CenterThe aqua mist with brown is my favorite tag and I ended up making quite a few of them. I can't wait to add these to little Christmas presents this year!

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Thursday, November 12, 2009


So I completely copied this card from this blog. And I wasn't even planning on it but when I went to the craft store yesterday I saw a package of these glittery blue card bases on clearance and Charlene's cute cards were what came to mind!
I made a set of four of these and I can't wait to send them out for Christmas! I didn't have any holiday sentiments that were the right size so I just had to use a generic one. But I think that it works for the season. Hope you like!
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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Again with the Buttons!

Okay, so this is by far my favorite card that I've made yet. I love this color combination of ripe avocado, spring moss, kraft and berry sorbet! It is just a great combo and I will probably use it over and over.
I liked this card so much that I just had to get it in the mail already. I sent this off to my mother-in-law to congratulate her on a new job and say hi!
Hope you like this newest card as much as I do!
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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Just a Few More....

Here are a few more cards that I made with my newest PTI goodies and the Everday Button Bits set that I got:

They are all a really simple design but lots of fun to make and give! I think I am in absolute love with this stamp set. It is so fast and easy to make a great looking card! And of course I just love playing with and collecting buttons!
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Monday, October 26, 2009

hey there, chickadee!

Look what I got! Look what I got!
I am just so excited that my Papertrey Ink package finally arrived! It was so fun to open the package and see what was inside. Even though of course, I ordered it all so I already knew what was in it! Haha.
With my new supplies I made this latest card.
It uses the Everyday Button Bits stamp set and Bitty Dots patterned paper. I sponged the edges of my kraft cardstock with fresh snow ink. This is something that Michelle Wooderson does alot and I really love ALL her designs.
The little birdie has a french knot eyeball and I got that idea from Nichole Heady.
So there it is! The first of many, many, MANY cards I will be making with all my new PTI goodies!
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Thursday, October 15, 2009


This feltie is so stinkin' CUTE! I absolutely love how this card turned out. I made it for the 2S4U sketch challenge. Yes, my second entry! Sketch challenges really make me think and the prize for this one is FABulous so hopefully I can win! Haha :)
I love the bright and fun patterned paper! It is so cheerful. And the tag is from some ribbon that I bought a few days ago and repurposed. I colored the 'hello' sentiment with markers and the little faint flourishes were a happy accident. I think they just add to the tag. They are reeeeaaaally hard to see in the pictures. But this card is so gorgeous in person!

I love the scrunchy ribbon too! It's perfect for my abstract tree. There's the green argyle grass, the scrunchy ribbon branches, patterned paper foliage and a little feltie owl! So adorable! I can't wait to have a reason to send this little card out!
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This card is for the 2 sketches 4 you challenge #37. It's the first time that I've tried this sketch challenge.

There's a couple vellum layers with glittered edges so that they stand out more. The background has snowflakes stamped in Versamark. I distressed the edges of the circles too.
I like the rhinestone on the 'joy' sentiment.
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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Whoo loves you?

So how cute is this card?! This adorable little felt owl is from Sassafras. I just got him a couple days ago and had to make a card to use him already!! Couldn't let this cute little thing just sit on my craft table.

I scored the border on the orange cardstock. Then I ripped watercolor paper into a branch shape and sponged three different brown inks onto it to give it a wood feel. I love how this card turned out!
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Monday, October 12, 2009


Hello! These are some happy colors on my card today. I don't remember who makes this patterned paper because I got a huge pack of it at a local discount store. And of course I tore the wrapper off right away to play with it!! Hehe.
For the focal flower image I tried my hand at faux watercoloring. This is a technique where you color your stamp with markers and spritz it with water before stamping on your paper. I made quite a few of these flowers before I got one that I liked.
I added a brad to the center, put some dimensionals on the back, and popped it onto my card front. I love the sparkle that the glitter letters add to this too. They have an eclectic feel with the different fonts but are pulled together because they are the same color.
This is just an all-around happy card and I hope you like it too. Let me know what you think! I would love to get some comments!

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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Christmas Again!

This is a quick and easy card that I made yesterday. The presents were cut out of patterned paper from The Paper Studio. It was only ten cents a sheet on sale at Hobby Lobby! Heck yes!

I just cut out a bunch of presents and adhered them to the card base. For the middle present I used foam dimensionals and added some rhinestones for some sparkle.

The velvet ribbon adds softness. The sentiment is from Stamping UP! and I think it's the perfect font and style for this card. And then I put some brads on the bottom to balance it out.

This was a very simple, very fast and very cheap card to make! Hope you are all having a great weekend.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Here is my latest card:
All the edges are inked in gold but it's hard to tell in these pictures. The flourish is stamped in Versamark.
The text paper is actually a page from an old steamy romance novel that I was going to give to Goodwill but decided instead to tear pages out and try different techniques on them. For this, I crumpled it up and then ran some distress ink over it. Then I added the gold ink.
I used dimensionals to adhere the 'dream' panel to the text paper. I think this is an okay card but it's not one of my favorites and I can't really decide why. Do you ever have cards like that? You think they could be better but you don't know how? I think this is one of my put-on-the-bottom-of-the-stash cards!
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Saturday, October 3, 2009

Mini Loaf of Love!

I've been on a baking kick lately. Making delicious chocolate covered macaroons, cutting out sugar cookies, baking brownies... it's non-stop! So today I wanted to share my baking with my coworkers and I decided to make banana nut bread in mini tins to give them!
I decided to put a Happy Thanksgiving sentiment on them because now that it is officially October, the holidays will be upon us before we know it!

I used this amaaaazing Betty Crocker recipe that calls for buttermilk. It's the secret ingredient that keeps the bread so moist and delicious! I doubled the recipe and came out with 12 mini loaves. I needed 8 for my coworkers and one for the neighbor so that left hubby and me with leftovers! Yessss!

I was browsing at Hobby Lobby today and found this patterned paper on clearance. I was really inspired by the fall colors... and of course it was on sale! I was also inspired by Dawn McVey's packaging idea found here. Pretty much everything she does inspires me but I just loved this quick and easy way she dressed up a loaf of yummy, homemade bread!

The sentiment is from Stamping Up and is stamped onto PTI cardstock. I used foam dimensionals to adhere the finished circle onto the paper strip. And of course I had to stamp a flourish or two in Versamark onto the cardstock. Then added the rustic jute twine, also from PTI, and it was complete!
I think I want to make zucchini nut bread next! Who knows though?! I could change my mind again tomorrow. What yummy things have you baked lately? Or are you planning on trying a new recipe soon?
I hope my coworkers like these! I'll let you know!
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Monday, September 21, 2009

Simple Christmas Card

This card has it all: glitter, heat embossing, ribbon, stamped sentiment... and it is still a simple, simple, simple card!

I know I've posted a bunch of Christmas stuff lately but I'm just SO EXCITED for the holidays to be here already! Unfortunately, I haven't started my Christmas shopping yet! Have you?

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Sunday, September 20, 2009

A Hybrid Card!

This card that I made is three old Christmas cards recycled and remade into one fresh, new card!
First there is the red overlay. It was originally a card cover and it came with the cute little hole already punched out and just waiting to be transformed! The mitten focal image was punched from another card front using my handy two inch circle punch. The punch that I own is the kind with the handles that you grasp. I really like it.
The third piece is the green strip of glittery flourishes. Underneath that I stamped flourishes in Versamark to coordinate. Have you recycled any cards lately?
I love how this final card compilation turned out! Let me know what you think and leave a comment or two!

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Friday, September 18, 2009

Christmas! It's Almost Here!

Well, I guess we have a *little* bit longer until Christmas is here! But with all the christmas card and present ideas on all the blogs, I've just felt really inspired to get an early start on everything.

I made a couple of these little 3x3 cards to use as gift tags. The main image was colored using chalks and a blender pen. I stamped the background image in Versamark because I love the subtle look it gives the image!I think this is a great little card to include with any Christmas present. What do you think?

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Cardstock & Chalks: SU; Ink: Tsukineko; Twine: PTI; Ribbon: Unknown.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

For my Sister

This a beautiful card I created for my sister. I love this. I used one of the $1 alphabet stamp sets from Michael's for the focal image and just repeated it over and over. I think it turned out really well. What do you think? The "A" is also from that set.

The bottom piece is stamped in Versamark. I just LOVE this look. And this color combination is so beautiful and feminine. Perfect for my little sister!
The buttons are tied with Rustic Jute Twine and the border is punched with an EK success punch. I use this thing all the time! Leave a comment and let me know what you think!
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Cardstock: PTI; Ink: Tsukineko; Buttons: Unknown; Patterned Paper: Making Memories.