Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Here is a card I made the other day for my husband:
Here is a close up on the sentiment on the front, since it is hard to see..

And the inside:
Oops. I think it's a little crooked. :)

Stamps~Chair-ished, Papertrey Ink
Cardsock~Fine Linen, Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper~ October Afternoon, I think it's the Thrift Shop collection.
Other~ ribbon, Papertrey Ink; Ink, Walnut Stain Distress Ink; Large Scallop die, Papertrey Ink

And before I go, I also wanted to quickly share some gift bags I made for Christmas...

I made these for my Mother-in-law and Sister-in-law to hold part of their gifts. I bought the pre-made Kraft gift bags at Michael's, and decorated them with patterned paper from Echo Park, Cricut die cuts, the cardstock, ribbon, and tags were Papertrey Ink. I also added a little stickles to the fires. And I finally remembered to use the jingle bells I bought! I meant to put them all over my cards, cause I thought they were so cute when I saw them on cards, but kept forgetting!

And here is one last picture for today:
For our 4 nephews we went the easy and lame route, gift cards! So, I quickly cut these gift bags on my Cricut using some ancient patterned paper from my stash, in an attempt to add some excitement to the gift cards. But, they are all boys, so they would've been just as happy if I had just handed them the gift card! ;)

Well, that is all for today! I am now off to start another 4 day weekend! I only had to work 2 days this week! How nice is that! This is how it should be, I say! I hope to have lots to share next week after a long weekend in my craft room!

I wish you all a wonderful and safe New Years!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas!

This will probably be my last chance to post until after Christmas. I wanted to share a Christmas card I sent to my mother. It is a little different from what I normally do. I actually bought the stamp on sale after Christmas last year. I just thought the image was too cute, and couldn't resist!

I may just have to make a couple more cards with her before she gets put away this year! My husband got me a set of Promarkers for Christmas, so I need the practice coloring/ shading/ blending.

Here is another card I made for my friend at work:

And how about one more Christmas card for today!

The bling doesn't show up too well in these pictures, and the snowflake is covered in garnet glitter, which also doesn't show too well.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by!
 I wish you have a Very Merry Christmas!

{{{Christmas Hugs}}}

Friday, December 17, 2010

Happy Friday!

Will you be as busy this weekend as I will be with finishing up all those last minute holiday cards and gifts?? I still have lots of little treats and gifties to get together for my husband and my co-workers! Plus, Saturday night we have my husband's work Christmas party. Busy, busy! Keep the coffee on!

Today I'm sharing a couple cards I made like a month ago. They were both inspired by cards I loved in the Papercrafts magazine, Nov/ Dec Homespun Christmas issue.

Paper- American Crafts, Dear Lizzy.
Cardstock- Light Blue is Papertrey Ink, Silver is Waussau, the white skate is a glitter paper.
Stamps- Background Basics, Retro and Holiday Sparkle by Papertrey Ink
Other- Martha Stewart punch and glitter for snowflake, button is Papertrey Ink, embossing powder is Stampin' Up

And card #2

Supplies: (all supplies Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted)
trees, diecut from Winter Woodland on Cricut Expression
cardstock, button, button twine
Sentiment from Signature Christmas
Not too much to say about that card, pretty simple!

Well, I have just a few more hours before my weekend officially starts. I mentioned yesterday that I had a Papertrey Ink order waiting for me at home. Well, I guess the Christmas rush at the post office has really set in, so where it normally only takes 2 to 3 days max to get my order, now has taken an exact week! So, it's even more to look forward to tonight! Can you tell how much I love my weekends!? I hope to get a lot done and my mojo flows well, and I have a lot to share with you next week! I also wish you all a lovely weekend, too!

Big Hugs!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Birthday cards

Hello, friends! I have a couple cards to share again today. I thought I'd share a couple birthday cards that I made recently. The first one was for my husbands birthday last month. I had just gotten the Wrap It Up Cricut cartridge, so decided to use it to make his card:
I wish I'd taken a picture of the inside before I'd written in it, because it had a candle that matches the cake.

My second card is for my sister's birthday next week. Although she hasn't received it yet, I feel pretty comfortable posting it, as I'm quite sure she doesn't visit my blog.

My husband and I are being pretty lame this Christmas. Since he and I are both so into our hobbies, and it is nearly impossible to shop for each other, we just set an amount to spend, and bought our own gifts this year. We did buy each other one medium sized surprise gift. Then last weekend we ruined that, when I had the bright idea that we write down our gifts to each other, then wrap it up, and we sat there and unwrapped our written gifts, since they had not been delivered yet. I know! We are so bad!
Anyway, most of my Christmas money was spent at Papertrey Ink. I placed two different orders. The first one arrived on Saturday, so I used my new goodies to make my sister's birthday card, which I honestly think may be my favorite card I've ever made!
Supplies: (All Papertrey Ink, unless otherwise noted)
Paper- Raspberry Fizz and Hawaiian Shored
Stamps- Damask Designs and Fillable Frames #4
Other- border die, Fillable Frames #4 die, ribbon, Memento Ink, Kaisercraft gems

I hope she will like it, but even more so, I hope I can get the darn thing in the mail to her on time for a change! For being a card maker, I am the absolute worst at actually getting cards to people, especially on time!
My Papertrey Ink Christmas order #2 is waiting for me at home today, so I should have more nice cards to share with you very soon! I'm so excited to go home and play!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Hugs to you!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A couple more Christmas cards

Another quick post today to share a couple more cards.

Card #1:

Patterned Paper- Echo Park
Cardstock and Ribbon- Papertrey Ink, Fine Linen and Dark Chocolate
Stamps- Papertrey Ink, Holiday Sparkle and Signature Christmas
Other- Fiskars circle punch for scallops, Viva Decor Pearl Pens in Brown and Red for eyes and nose.

And Card #2:

Patterned Paper- DCWV
Stamp- Papertrey Ink, Signature Christmas
Ink- Versamark, and Martha Steward embossing powder
Other- Martha Stewart punch, Papertrey Ink button twine, and 'dew drops' or 'skittles' for red berries

I hope you like them! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Big Hugs,

Monday, December 13, 2010

Trying to catch up

Hello and 'Happy' Monday! Golly, we are only 12 days away from Christmas! Can you believe it!? Are you ready? I'm not. I've been busy making a bunch of Christmas cards, but I've slacked off on posting them again! So, I'm going to really get caught up with posting my cards. I will try to pop in with a few at a time this week. I'm a bit busy today, so no time for chit chat, just going to get on with the cards!

Patterned Paper-Echo Park
Cardstock,  ribbon- Papertrey Ink
Stamps - Papertrey Ink, Holiday Sparkle
Other- Limitless Layers dies by Papertrey Ink, Small Circle punch by Fiskars, Snowflake punch by Martha Stewart, Gems by Kaisercraft, Ink by Versamark, Embossing powder by Martha Stewart.

Patterned Paper by Echo Park
Cardstock by American Crafts and Papertrey Ink
Stamp Sentiment by Papertrey Ink
Ink is Memento black
Die cut with Cricut Expressions and Joys of the Season cartridge
Other- doodles with White Uniball Signo gell pen and Stardust Stickles, green felt trim was in my stash.

Okay, that's all I have time for today.  I'm sorry to rush off on you, I'll be back soon!

Hugs to all!


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

I just wanted to pop in to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving!

I also wanted to share a card:
Cardstock and Ribbon are Terracotta Tile, Papertrey Ink.
Patterned Paper is Autum Abundance, Die Cuts With A View
Stamp set and die is Gobble Gobble, Papertrey Ink
Ink, Orange Zest, Papertrey Ink and Walnut Stain, Tim Holtz Distress
Orange Rhinestones adheared with Irock

I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Some Cards...

Hello! I know I have been so neglectful of my blog lately! I will try to catch up on posting some cards I've been making in the last month or so.
I also played around with my blog design a bit today. I tried to clean it up a bit and make it a bit more pleasing to the eye and simple.
This first card I made for my co-worker/friend to give to her cousin for her birthday. I can't remember now if she was 14? Around there, anyway. Please excuse the lighting in the second picture.

the inside:

I used Rock Princess for the die cuts, and Echo Park for the papers and stickers. The little vinyl purse is American Crafts. And, you can't really tell in the picture, but the cupcakes eye patch is all sparkly from Stickles.

Next I have a card I made for my Mother-in-law for her birthday:

These two represent my husband and me. :)
I cut them from the Country Life Cricut cartridge. The patterned papers are October Afternoon. I used my Itop to make the brad in the top corner. The sentiment and ink are Papertrey Ink.

Next up is an Anniversary Card I made for my Mother and Father-in-law, which was the day after her birthday.
and the inside:
Again, sorry about the lighting!

 This card I made using Tie The Knot for the gray layer, and Sweethearts for the flowers.
The pink card stock, ribbon, sentiment, and ink are Papertrey Ink. The Gray card stock is Stampin' UP. The bottom edge on the inside of the card is cut with Fiskars Uppercrest border punch.

Okay, I think I'll stop there now for today! I hope you like them! Stop by tomorrow and see a cute card I made for Thanksgiving! I hope you have a SUPER holiday weekend!


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Playing with Serenade by Flowerdisco and Friends, Finale

Hello, my friends, and Welcome to our final week of Playing with Serenade by Flowerdisco and Friends! You know, I've really enjoyed working on this project, and especially enjoyed working with this fabulous group of ladies!

For the finale week, I was assigned with image 47, which is a bird perch? A bird cage stand? Okay, let's just say I wasn't quite sure what I was going to do with this one! After quite a bit of brainstorming, this is what I came up with:

Patterned Paper: Echo Park
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink for pumpkin, Georgia Pacific and Waussau from 'Pumpkin Perch' lol.
Sentiment is stamped with Orange Zest ink from Papertrey ink, then heat embossed using clear embossing powder by Ranger.
The sticker boarder strip and stars are also from the Echo Park collection.

I think that covers it! It's a pretty simple card, I'm not totally in love with it, but I can live with it!

Now, let's see what the rest of the gals did!


If you haven't already, I hope you'll visit their blogs, and let everyone know how wonderful they did with this series! I also hope you enjoyed seeing all the cards we made using the Serenade cartridge!

I'll be back soon with some other cards I've been working on! Thanks for stopping by and for all your support and comments!


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Playing with Serenade by Flowerdisco and Friends, Week 6

Hello and welcome to week 6 of our Serenade Series! I'm just going to just jump right in and show you the card I came up with using my assigned image 40, the bird. I knew before I started designing my card, I wanted to make it a Christmas card. I started with a completely different color combo and papers, and it just wasn't working for me. So, I  finally decided to just start from scratch and started looking through one of the Echo Park Christmas lines, and it all just fell into place from there! When I was finished I still felt the card needed something, my husband was actually who suggested the faux stitching! lol. Anyway, here's what I came up with:
The colors are not all traditional Christmas. I actually had to tell my husband and friend/ co-worker that it is a Christmas card, but I guess unless you know the papers and sentiment come from Christmas collections, it might be hard to know, since it is a bit subtle. hehehe.

Card Stock and Sentiment Stamp: Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper and border sticker: Echo Park
Also, Versamark Ink, Ranger Embossing Power in black, Distress Ink in Walnut Stain, and Uniball Signo white gel pen.

Now, on to the rest of the gals!


Beautiful right!? I couldn't love their cards more!
Well, that's all for today, but check back in with us next Wednesday for our final installment of the series!

Have a Great and Crafty Day!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Playing with Serenade by Flowerdisco and Friends, Week 5

Good Morning, my friends, and welcome to another installment of our Serenade Series! I am really enjoying the challenge of working with these assigned images and I'm also enjoying seeing what my friends have made with theirs! I hope you have been enjoying it as well! =)
This week I had Image 33, a tree. I immediately knew I wanted to make it a fall tree, and when I flipped through the Apple Cider paper pad by Imaginisce, well I really let the paper be my inspiration!
Card stock base~ 5 x 7 Papertry Ink, Terracotta Tile
Patterned Paper~ all from 6 x 6 Apple Cider pad by Imaginisce
Sentiment~ Rubon, Apple Cider collection by Imaginisce
Embellishments~ Medium brads made with Itop brad maker, and strip made with Martha Stewart punch.

Now let's check out what the rest of the gang did!


Please visit Sally's blog to see her project!

Thanks so much for visiting and for all of your support every week!


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Playing with Serenade by Flowerdisco and Friends, Week 4

Happy Hump Day, crafty people! I hope you had a nice weekend as well as a fun World Card Making Day! I spent a lot of time in my craft room, mostly working on cuts for a Cricut Cut Swap I'm in. Did you participate in any of the fun challenges or blog hops going on around the web? I could barely keep up with all the blogger posts! So fun! There should definitely be a World Card Making Day at least once a month! Anyhoo, let's get on with this weeks cards! I had image 26, which is a flower. A lot of images on this cart can be combined with each other, so the flower could go on the vase with a stem or one of the flower pots, but I wanted to show you an option to use the image alone, and made a shaped card with it. Pretty Simple, but cute I think.

Kraft cardstock for card base.
Layers are Recollections cardstock
White Uniball Signo gelpen for faux stitching.
Light Blue Stickles
Sentiment is PTI Mixed Messages
Ink is Walnut Distress and Embossed with Bridal Tinsel

Now on to the rest of the ladies! They really blew me away with their cards this week! Check them out:

If you like thier cards and previews, you can visit their blogs by clicking on their names, then you can go and leave them some love! I hope you enjoyed this weeks cards and you'll join us again next week!

Have a crafty day!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Playing with Serenade by Flowerdisco and Friends, Week 3

Hello friends! I hope you are having a good week so far! Can you believe it's almost October? Time is going by so fast! So fast, actually, that it's already time for another round of cards off the Serenade cartridge! So let's just jump right in, shall we...
This week I had Image 19 to play with, which is the branch with berries. When I looked at the image, I immediately thought of this patterned paper by K & Company. Please, feel free to click on the picture for a better, closer look at the card and it'd details. I inked all the edges of everything with Distress Inks. The Sentiment, Buttons, and Twine are from PTI.

Let's take a look at what Flowerdisco and friends did this week. Just a reminder,  you can visit their blogs by clicking on their names.

                                             Ohhh Snap

Abby has a beautiful card for you, but you will have to go straight to her blog to see it, the website was giving me a problem with her pic while I was posting this...Sorry, Abby!

I hope you enjoyed this weeks cards!