Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!!!

Hello friends! I hope you had a nice weekend! Did yours fly by as fast as mine? Always over too soon! I worked on a lot of laundry, nursed a sick hubby, and worked on some Trick or Treats for my girls at work and my nephews across the street. Oh, and last night we watched the movie Bridesmaids! Have you seen it? Such a cute and funny movie! I LOVED it! SO FUN! I didn't do a lot of Halloween cards and crafting this year, but since it's Halloween, I thought I'd share the treat bags I made for a couple of my close friends at work.

I used my cricut and the Wrap It Up cartridge to make the bags and Pumpkins on the front and some Echo Park stickers for their names. I did not get a picture of all the little boxes and containers I made for my nephews, I was so rushed. If I have any daylight left when I get home and before I deliver them tonight, I'll try and snap a pic. But, either way, I'll be back soon! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Have a Happy and Safe Halloween!

Friday, October 28, 2011


Hello and Happy Friday!!! It has been a very long and stressful week at work so I am elated that the weekend starts in 1 hour and 41 mins..not that I'm counting! ;)
Anyway, I thought I would stop by and share another card I finished up last weekend...
 I started by making a flower out of the Beautiful Blooms II #1 dies and vintage book pages. I scrunched them up really good, and spritzed them with some copper Shimmerz, which you can't really see in the photo...then I had a package of vintage-y looking brads I had never opened, and thought it would be a cute flower center. Then I stamped the houndstooth background on Kraft cardstock, cut and stamped the sentiment from Think Big Favorites on Fillable Frames #4, tied some twine, stuck on a couple gemstones, and called it done!
Well, I'm off to countdown the remaining minutes until 5 o'clock! I still have a card from last weekend to photograph, so maybe I get it posted over this weekend! I also hope to have a productive weekend so I have lots to share next week! So, I hope to see you real soon!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a wonderful crafty weekend!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

a birthday card

Hello and Happy Wednesday crafty peeps! We are over half way through the work week! Woohoo! Come On, Friday! In my October Papertrey Ink order, I threw the Sheet Music Background set in my cart as a last minute decision based on a Christmas card I saw from one of the Design Team members, so naturally I was itching to use it and had the perfect reason to! This past Saturday was my mother-in-law's birthday, and she loves the piano and plays for our church, so I dusted off my cricut, and finally made her the card I've been thinking of making her for a couple years now!
I had also just gotten the new Aqua Mist Ink, and since my mother-in-law loves blue's, it was the perfect choice for my main color! You can't really tell in the photo, but the paper I used for the piano, and as the Mat Stack 3 Layerz is a dark gray shimmer paper, which looks pretty nice in person. The little white music notes are brads I have had in my stash for the longest and I finally used them up on this card! I was pretty happy with how the card turned out, and even more importantly, my mother-in-law really loved it! :))) I have a couple more cards I need to share, so I'll be back soon! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

My first Christmas card for the year...

 Hello and Happy Thursday! I don't know about you, but I am ready for the weekend! I just wanted to stop in and share a card I made on World Card Making Day, actually. It was the only card I completed. I had started a mini album/ journal that I spent most of the day working on, and most of my craft time since then, too! I've been having a lot of fun with it, and this is the first time I've made anything like it, but it's so time consuming for me! Well, maybe I can get some pictures of what I have done with it so far this weekend.
I had to at least make a card with Love Lives Here: Holiday, so I just kind of threw one together real quickly, and this was what I came up with:
That sweet little angel is what sold me on this set! Especially when I saw the ornaments that Erin Lincoln made with it! They reminded me of the little figurines that I collect! There are a lot more cute images and dies that go with this set, so I plan on using it a lot more in the coming months! Actually, the plan was this would be the only Christmas set I would need and use this year...that was until today and what the Papertrey Ink Design Team did with the set being released this month! UGH! 
Anyway, this card is pretty much all made up of the stamp set Love Lives Here: Holiday and coordinating dies, along with the Mat Stack 3 die and the Medium Scallop Border die. The pattern paper is DCWV and really did all the work for me. If you have any questions let me know. Thank you so much for stopping by!