Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Gobble Gobble

I'm going to share something new.  I always share my cards but have never shared any of my scrapbooking layouts.  I decided a little while ago that I was stressing too much about entering challenges and I chose to step back a little bit and post for fun.  Not nearly as many page views, but that isn't why I started this blog.  I went to a scrapbooking retreat this last weekend and had fun putting this page together.  It was of my sweet baby boy wearing the first onesie that I ever made.  I am really pleased with how it turned out!  Hope you enjoy!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Sweet Owl

I think I may have my new favorite card!  A few weeks ago this was a freebie from Miss Kate Cuttables. Isn't she cute!  I have been wanting to put this on a card ever since and I thought a Valentine's card for my mom would be perfect.  I used some paper from Daisy Bucket, I'm so sad that they are no longer around, and pulled out the Valentine Sayings set from Hero Arts.  A little distressing and some white ink and I was done!  I don't think I will ever get tired of owl cards, they are so cute!  Thanks for stopping by!

Love You Forever

So I decided I needed to start taking pictures of my cards again.  I have created some fun ones but didn't capture them and now I regret it.  I haven't created a card in awhile and I forgot how much I enjoy it!  This is a card I made for hubby for Valentine's Day.  I wanted something that could be considered a masculine card and was romantic at the same time.  Once again I used my Silhouette.  I was playing around with the sketch feature and was able to sketch this couple and the lamp.  I them pulled out this stamp set from Papertrey ink and added some Echo Park paper and I was done.  I love how it turned out!  Hope you enjoy!

Friday, November 30, 2012

Gamer Card

Well I figured that since it has been almost a year since I posted a card I would show you one that I put together tonight.  My son was going to a 13 year olds birthday party and he needed a card.  I forgot until the last minute so I pulled out my trusty Silhouette and this card came together in less than 15 minutes.  Not my best work but I think it's cute.  I took a quick shot of it and off to the birthday party we went.  I have created quite a few cards in the past year but I haven't taken out my camera to capture them.  Maybe that will be my New Years resolution! LOL.  I hope everyone has a great holiday season!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Time to PARTY!

Man I need to get in gear and do a few more posts! What better way than to party with the girls over at Market Street Stamps!  I missed last month's block party and something was just missing that month ;)  I decided to pull out my Gone Campin' set again.  Why would I do that in the middle of winter?  Because I love this stamp set so much!!!  I do have a few of their newer sets that I have to ink up but I just love this one and had to create a card with it.  This was my first attempt with copics.  Not the best work ever but I figure it is a good jumping off point.  Now I just need to practice, practice, practice!  Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoy!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge and Some Fun News!

I'm really checking in to share a card with you but I have to share my exciting news!  I just got my first request for a card for Paper Crafts Magazine!!!  I am so excited!  I will have a card in the July/August 2012 issue!!!  Have I put in enough exclamation marks?  :)  I was beginning to think it would never happen.  I am over the moon!!!

Okay now I will calm myself and tell you why I'm really here.  I made a card for the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge.  The picture below is the inspiration and it is fantastic!  There are so many ways you could go with this!  I may have to make another card!  I just recently got my first few sets of Paper Smooches stamps and I LOVE how well they stamp.  The quality of the stamps are fantastic!

Anyhoo...here is the picture.

And here is my card.
 I was playing around with the cute bear from the Chubby Chum Pals set and thought he would be cute with a little smooch on his cheek.  I pulled the red from the picture and the embossed heart background represents the polka dot wall in the picture.  Since Valentine's Day is coming up I thought this would be a great card for my daughter's teacher.  Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


Have you ever had an idea for a card and when you tried to put the idea on cardstock you thought you were crazy?  Well that was me with this card.  I got the idea a while ago that I wanted to see if I could create a word like Joy or Noel with the Ornamental Vine stamp from DeNami.  When I saw the theme for this challenge I was excited to put my idea on paper.  I used the Water Lily stamp to create a poinsettia for the O in Noel (for a tutorial on how to do that go here) and then used my trusty Stamp-a-majig to do the rest of the work.  It took a while to get it just right but I am pleased with the end result.  I used Versmark to stamp the Ornamental Vine on the poinsettia and the background for a subtle finishing touch.  I won these two stamps awhile back from my friend Lisa and I am having so much fun with them!  Thanks for the blog candy Lisa!  Maybe one of these days I will use these stamps in a traditional way ;)  Thanks for stopping by!

I also wanted to enter this card in the Wee Memories challenge this week.  The theme is anything goes.  Sweet!  I love that theme!