Wednesday, May 30, 2012


So excited that school is almost over.  I will finally start back to crafting.  I got a hint of it when I made 62 cards over the weekend.  I am hoping to post some examples of the ones I did later this week.  They turned out great.  Looking forward to posting on a regular basis!

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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Baby Card 2 of 2

So, here is the other card I made for my friend for her baby showers.  This one turned out soooo cute!  I made something similiar to an explosion box only with one layer and used it as a "unfolding card box".

I created a simple box using two 9"x9" sheets of cardstock (one for the base and one for the top).  You score the paper on the  both sides at 3" and 6".  You than cut the 4 corner pieces off.  Fold in and this makes the unfolding box base.  For the top I cut out a 5 1/6" inch square (this will create a top that is 3 1/6" with a 1" lip all the way around). 

I than used cute baby I had in my stash from paper pizazz I picked up at Joann's.  I cut these squares for each side at 2 1/2".   I have a ton of cute baby stickers and 3D embellishments in my stash that I decorated the inside and outside with. 

I finished it off with glueing a piece of ribbon on the bottom of the box so it would stay attached but could come up around the sides and tie into a cute bow at the top.   My friend went goofy over it and the mother to be and everyone at the shower LOVED it!

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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Baby Shower Card 1 of 2

A Friend of mine asked me to make a couple of baby shower cards for some teachers that are expecting from our school.  We know that one of the babies is a girl and the other is a surprise.  I worked on the girl baby card and created a tri-fold style card.  There are lots of tutorials out there on how to do this style card.  I just love the way it turned out.   Sticking with my notion of using up scraps I can't even tell you what paper this is. 
The saying is from a DCWV pack I had that came with velum sayings for babies.  The font that spells out "baby" is a digital font called DJ inkers doodles.  The baby on the stork is a digital scrapbook elements from the many kits I have.  I had so much fun making this and I think it looks adorable.  My friend LOVED it!
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Card Mania

I challenged myself a couple of weekends ago to make a bunch of random cards using scraps from my craft/scrap room. I used various scrap papers and old tags I had lying around. I used random stamps from lots of different stamp sets I own. Normally I would try and layout the process I went through but this was just a challenge to use scraps which I think worked great. So here are the cards I came up with!

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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Stamp Set!

I love making cards and using stamped sentiments.  Its always hard to find a complete set that has what I consider my "go to" sentiments.  So after much deliberating and researching I jumped on the banned wagon and created my own set.  I found a company who manufacturers custom clear stamps.  I love the way these turned out.  If any of you crafters are interested in purchasing a set they are $13.00 and $2.50 shipping.  Just wanting to offer fellow crafters some cute nice stamps.  I have added a paypal "buy now" button below. Since I don't have inventory it takes about a week from me to get them from the company and send them on to you. Thanks for your interest and patience!

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Friday, January 27, 2012

Mini Valentine's Day Cards

I made the cutest mini Valentine's Day Cards for my girls for their friends at school.  I cut out kraft colored cardstock paper at 2.5 x 2.5.  I inked and distressed the edges using Tim Holtz's berry ink pad.  I used Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge to cut the scalloped and stamped shape on the inside.  Than I used various cricut cartridge shapes that I popped up using dimensionals.  The stamps came from two sets I just got.  One is from SP & Company called "Candy Hearts" and the other is from Creative Time with Emma called "100% sweetness".  I loved how these turned out.

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Saturday, October 1, 2011


I am hosting Bunco at my house this month and I thought it would be fun to make some cute dice boxes to put the prize money in.  They turned out soooo cute.  I used the square box from Cricuts Tags, Bags, Boxes and More cartridge.  I cut them out at fit to page.  I than used George and Basic Shapes cartridge to make the black dots.  I cut them out at 1/2".  I used a real die to determine placement of all dots.  For the little tags on top I used a fiskars tag punch and than stamped on the bunco tally pad stamp that I bought from Creative Time with Emma's stamp set "Game Night".  I LOVE this stamp set.  The dice really came out so cute!

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