Monday, December 28, 2009

jingle bells

OK, so this was the extent of my holiday creativity.... yep all I did was tie bows on some bells. They did turn out pretty cute, but I was hoping to get a lot more done. Fortunately had some card kits on hand to whip up some holiday cards for the girls at work. I still want to get a few cards made and sent out this week, that's allowed right? Hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas :)

Saturday, November 14, 2009

b-day card

I used the CTMH card kit from last month, but substituted with skull stamp for one of my friends who's weird like me :)

atc swap

A little late in posting, but these are a sample of the atc's I created for a swap.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

new copics!!!

I got some new copics!! woo hoo Thanks Mom!! I played a little bit today using one of my new stamps from CTMH and the pumpkin is also CTMH but a retired set. I'm trying to figure out what images I want to use for an ATC Halloween theme swap I'm in. My pic here doesn't do the copics justice. They are so bright and juicy!!!! I'll be needing some more ASAP :)

thank you cards

Here's some cards I've made for the first 2 months of the card swap group 4 over on SCF. Somehow I can never seem to get them mailed out on time tho....sigh. I'm going to start next months now so maybe I can get them out in a timely manner.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

CTMH Autumn/Winter Idea Book

The latest and greatest idea books has been realeased and there are so many fabulous new stamp sets, papers and embellishments! You can view the book online at my website click on the products link on the left hand side and then click on the cover of the idea book.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

sol 8.13.09

Had some serious van issues today so ended up taking it to the shop. Came home and remembered it was SOL day over on paper craft planet. So here is the project I worked on to help me not stress too much about all the stuff sitting on my desk at work.

b-day card

Lots of summer birthdays... here's one I made using a new punch i bought myself for my birthday :) Punched out 2 big flowers and then layered them using glue dots to give more dimension. Then added a small flower and brad.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

b-day card

Here's a card I made last week for a friends b-day. Used the faux acrylic flower technique it!!

atc swap

Here's my entry for the ATC shoe theme swap over at SCF. Go check out the group to see everyone's cards, they are awesome!!

i'm so excited!!

I just got my first gorguss girls stamps today, can't wait to try then out this weekend :) Thanks again Mom!!!

Monday, July 20, 2009

SCF color challenge

Here are a couple of cards from the color challenge over on SCF. The first one was the use of white space so kept it real simple with the small flower in the middle. This weeks challenge was black & white, I also included some cranberry red for a dash of color :)

Sunday, July 5, 2009

sketch challenge

Here's the card I did for last weeks sketch challenge over at PCP. Never got around to posting it... now to work on this weeks.

Celebrate America!

Happy 4th of July! This is what I was working on yesterday. Did the card for the weekely color challenge over on SACF and then made a matching bookmark for the patriotic bookmark challenge.

Monday, June 15, 2009

sol 6.11.09

Here's my take on the SOL challenge over at PCP. Made the flower by following a technique I found on . I love looking at all of Erin's creations so you should go check it out. The flowers she calls faux-crylix. Basically you stamp your flower on BT and emboss with clear powder and then curl the petals... way fun! I'll be making more of these!!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Created this card for the stamp-on-line challenge for June 4th over on paper craft planet. Added challenge was to use green and purple.

Monday, June 1, 2009

rolodex challenge

Here's my first ever rolodex card :) I'm on the design team over at Scrapbooking and Crafting Friends for the ATC and Rolodex group. There is a new challenge ( on the way so I hope to see some of you over there... make sure to say hi!
The stamp set I used is one of my old ones from CTMH called Sunflower Garden, the colors I used are Sunflower (of course), Autumn Terracotta, Olive, Chocolate, Goldrush and blue for the sky which you can't really see in the picture. I also popped each layer of the flower to give the card some dimension.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day

I made this card using the Saturday sketch from PCP. Because it's Memorial Day I decided to go with a patriotic theme :) I was hoping to join the cards for heros blog hop, but as usual I'm running behnid due to my hectic schedule.
I do plan on using this card for the 25 + 2 so I'm excited to get to work on those. Check out the website, it's definately worth your time!!

thank you card

This was the thank you card I made for the little guy to give to his teacher for the end of the school year. Colors are cranberry, goldrush and outdoor denim.

Friday, May 22, 2009

freaky friday challenge

The rules for this weeks challenge was to use tissue or toilet paper. So I crumpled some t.p. up to add some color to my base card. The square behind the flower, the leaves on the flower and the center of the flower is all toilet paper. Let me tell you, this is difficult trying not to rip the paper and somehow get it adhered to your card. Can't wait for next weeks challenge!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


Here's the one layout I completed this weekend for National Scrapbooking day :) The top Picture will go on the left side and the open space is for journaling. I still might add some embellishments, I'll have to see after the journaling is done. The papers are from the new Summer Idea Book. They worked perfectly with my pics from a trip up to Pinetop.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

card challenge (some new stamp sets)

These are for the card challenge this week over at PCP. The new summer Idea Book for CTMH just went live on May 1st so I decided to use some of my new sets. The top card uses C368 Treetops, just couldn't resist all the cute trees in this set, and the Back Country paper pack.
For the second card I used paper from the Bella paper pack and "thanks" is from the new Thank You set D361 (great set of 19 stamps). The flowers you may recognize from my last post, they are from the Aspiration C1340 set from the Spring Idea Book.
Had fun following this template, althought it did take me a while to decide on the size of the card and the circle. Really bummed now that I'm using my coluzzle more that they are no longer going to sell it :(

thank you card

Used the Unforgettable paper pack and Aspiration and Kanji Phrases stamp sets from CTMH. Second generation flowers using sorbet and tulip and outlined in cocoa. DTP with desert sand around the edges. Really liked how this one turned out, the colors were way better in person.

cinema challenge

Started this card for the cinema challenge several weeks ago and just finished yesterday. I've been way too busy lately. The theme was Lion King so you have to take something from the movie and translate it into a card. Way fun, might attempt to do the next one on time :) This group is another one from Paper Craft Planet. This weeks is Mary Poppins....hmmmm do I have any umbrella stamps???

Sunday, April 19, 2009

card challenge

Here's my entry for yesterdays card sketch challenge over at PCP. It took me a while to figure out what I wanted to do with this sketch. Here's a tip for you... dont work in the dark, this morning when I woke up to take the pic the paper behind the phrase was magenta! Had to redo in cranberry to match the flower I inked up :)

Saturday, April 11, 2009

sympathy card

All CTMH products, I forget the name of the paper pack but main color is twilight. Sponged color onto the paper flowers to match them up.

card challenge

Here's my latest card challenge. Went outside my comfort zone with this one. The colors look way better in person. I used honey, cranberry, indian corn blue, black and grey flannel. All products are CTMH. The stamp set is a future SOTM, ummm for July I think. The punch is an old one that CTMH sold. Might have to redo this one. :)

Sunday, April 5, 2009

card challenge

Had fun working on the sketch for this week on Paper Craft Planet. The first card turned out a little "busier" than I had planned. I used 4 different texture papers to weave. I layered the butterflies and folded the wings for dimension. The second card I like better. I used 2 main colors, watermelon and citrus leaf. Found some bigger butterflies to use. Then I remembered I had to do a b-day card so used same colors from second card, but instead of weaving I stamped and cut out a texture stamp. I'm loving these challenges! My next challenge should be to actually clean up my stamp table :)

Monday, March 30, 2009

Card Challenge

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Thursday, March 26, 2009


Thought I should add some cards. The top one has theone stamp I got at the convention last weekend. Couldn't resist those flowers in a jar. Wanted to chalk the image but of course couldn't find my versamark pad in all my chaos. So stamped in black and used pencils instead. Still turned out cute I think, but I'm hunting for that pad this weekend! The only other 2 things I got at the show was an awesome tape dispenser and some stencil paste. I'll be trying that one out this weekend too.

Sunday, January 25, 2009


Here's a couple of cards I've made. The first one being the most recent. I used the papers from the January Paper Crafting kits from Close to my Heart as well as the SOTM. I really ended up liking these new colors. Then there is a birthday card, a baby shower card and my Christmas cards I sent out.