Sunday, November 29, 2009

Rangers vs Rays

Hi blog buds! I hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I have really been enjoying my long weekend. It was a much needed break. I have a two page layout to share with you today. I am still trying to figure out how to photograph my pages so sorry for the poor pictures. How to do photograph your scrap pages?

These pictures are from The Rangers vs The Rays baseball game I went to back in August. It was a must see game since the Texas Rangers were playing and they are my boyfriends favorite team. We try to go to all the games that they play in Tampa. It turned out to be a lot of fun. We had just planned on going to the game with my sister Kristyn since she was in town as well as our friend Greg. But when we got to the game we ran into a whole bunch of our friends. Turned into tons of fun.Thanks for stopping by and Enjoy!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Flowers & Buttons

Hay there! Happy Thanksgiving! I have a really fun card to share with you today. I made this card for my buddy Diane's birthday. Hi Di, Happy Birthday! I was really happy with how this card came out. Lately it seems that when I make a card that I really love it's really hard for me to give it away. I like this card so much I think I might have to make another one to keep in my stash.

When I started making this card I was wishing a had some kraft card stock. I have been out forever and I haven't had a chance to order some more. But when I was looking around my studio for items to use I found a piece! I was really excited! Right off the bat I knew this was going to come out awesome.

I used Bazzill Basics - Kraft as the base. Then I pulled out my new American Craft Amplified paper pack. (Another great buy from Tuesday Morning!) I used the purple plaidish paper from the pack and framed it on some basic white cardstock. I used SU! Pop Up Dots on all the layers. I then decided that I needed to added some CTMH Hemp to the purple layer. This proved to be a bit difficult since I had already attached all the layers together but I made it work.

I made the flower embellie using my Sizzix - Flower Layer punch. Once I cut out all the layers I crumpled all the layers up then slightly straightened them out. On each layer I used a different color ink that coordinated with the AC paper to distress the edges. (SU! - Wild Wasabi & Groovy Guava, CTMH - Hydrangea) In the center of the smallest flower I added in four dots using my Signo Gel Pen to make the center of the flower. I attached all the layers together with SU! Mini Glue Dots.

To finish the card off I added three PTI Vintage Buttons in Summer Sunrise & Melon Berry. And the sentiment was made with Making Memories Tiny Alphas.

Thanks for stopping by and Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thinking of You...

Hi! I've got a quick card for you. I must say I can't take any credit for this card. I made it using the From Me to You card kit from CTMH. I got this kit several months ago and I completely forgot about it. I had to make a sympathy card and I was having a really hard time coming up with an idea. I realized that all of the items in my stash are so bright and cheery. None of them seemed appropriate. I know that this card is cheery but it seemed to work.

In the kit this card is called "Offset Focus."

Below is the supply list according to CTMH to make this card.
1 - 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" Colonial White Card Base
1 - 4" x 3 1/2" Sunflower Textured Cardstock
1 - 3" Garden Green Grosgrain Ribbon (I excluded this)
5 - Garden Green Brads
4 - Pop Up Dots
Colonial White Cardstock for Stamping

The sentiment is the only item used that wasn't from the kit. It came from the K & Company Amy Butler AB Lotus Greetings Stamp Set.

Thanks for stopping by and Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Happy Forever!

Hi! I made this super simple wedding card for my friends Morgan & Gerry. They got married on November 14th and it was such a beautiful wedding. It was so simple and chic. I was so excited when I finished this card. I really loved how it turned out. I almost didn't want to give it away. But I did.

I used Bazzill Basics in Elephant as the base of the card. I am really loving cards that open from the top lately. It seems that they are all that I want to make. I stamped CTMH Playful Florishes in Making Memories Hybrid Ink in Platinum. Once I did this I took some CTMH Hemp and wrapped it vertically around the card.

The stripped paper is from Making Memories 5th Ave line. I got the entire paper pack from Tuesday Mornings for only $2.99! Again this is another place that you really must check out to get some great deals on paper crafting items. I then matted this piece on Bazzill Basics in Beetle Black.

Then to finish the card off I stamped the sentiment from the SU! Cause for Celebration in Versa Mark then I embossed it in CTMH Black Embossing Powder. I know you can't really see what the sentiment says but it says "Happy Forever." I think this is the perfect sentiment for a wedding card. Once I stamped the image I colored it in with CTMH Watercolor Pencils and blended the colors with SU! Blender Pens. I love these little pens. The make things look so finished. I then punch out the image using SU! Square Scallop Punch. I popped up the image using SU! Pop Up Dots. I finished the card off by rounding the bottom corners with the CM Corner Rounder.

Thanks for stopping by and Enjoy!

Monday, November 23, 2009


Hay there blog buds! Stopping in with a fun little birthday card that I made for my boss Fran. Hay Fran! I got the inspiration for this card from Kristina Werner. Not one card in particular though. Really it is her style. Her cards always come out so cute but they are always super simple.

This card came together really quickly. The embellies that I used are from this great K & Company Embellishment Flip Pack I got super on sale at Super Walmart. If you haven't stopped by there scrappin' aisle before or lately you definitely should. I always find the greatest deals there.

The rest of this card was made with scraps that I had laying around the studio. The base of this card was made from Bazzill Basics in Elephant. The rest of the paper was just from my scrap stash. So sorry I can't tell you the exact colors or brands.

I used my SU! scallop edge punch on the yellow. Then I framed the white cardstock with some purple scrap. The stickers and rub-ons are all from K & Company stamped floral flip pack. Then I finished the whole thing off with a stitched edge using my Signo White Gel Pen.

Thanks for stopping by and Enjoy!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Birthday Martinis

Chello blog buddies! I'm back today with another fun birthday card. I made this card for one of my bosses. He loves martinis so I really wanted to use a cute martini embellie that I have been saving in my stash. I also got break out one of my new Cuttlebug embossing plates.

I have been seeing a ton of cards out there with the ruffled ribbon look so I definitely wanted to try that out. This is my attempt at it at least.

I used Bazzill Basic Kraft as the base. The second layer is just your basic white cardstock. The top layer was embossed using the Cuttlebug Number Collage folder in CTMH - Orange. The martini embellie is from Me & My Big Ideas - Las Vegas. I love that the martini sparkles! The ribbon is from Classic Traditions Satin Ribbon in Yellow. The sentiment is from SU! - Just Celebrate. I distressed around the edges of the sentiment in CTMH - Orange with a sponge daubers.

I really like how this card came out. I tried not to make it to girlie so hopefully I succeeded.

As always thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Let Them Eat Cupcakes!

Hay blog buddies! I'm back today with another birthday card. I made this card for my friend Alissas daughter Keely's birthday. I feel like that was a tongue twister! Keely turned 6 on the day before Halloween. She had a fun birthday out at the Marina Jack playground.

When I made this card I knew that I wanted to use a fun feltie embellie that I got from our local scarpbooking store K2. K2 is such a great store, it was just taken over by some new owners and I still haven't gotten a chance to stop by and meet them. I need to make that a priority. One day I guess.
Now on to the dets of the card. The base of the card is SU! Purely Pomegranate. (I used some more of the retired SU! cardstock that I have been hoarding...just another reason why I tried to by some more of it on EBay.) The polka dot background image is from the Outlines Rubber Stamp Co. and it was embossed in CTMH clear. The patterned paper is from Cosmo Cricket's Girl Friday line. The scallop border and the scallop circle are both punches by SU!. And then as stated earlier the cupcake is a Feltie from Sassafras from their Snack Attack pack. The Happy Birthday sentiment (sorry it didn't show up very well in the picture) is a rub on from American Crafts.
That about wraps it up for today's card. Thanks for stopping by! Let me know what ya think.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Home Made Embellies!

Hay blog buddies! Look at me blogging two days in a row! So proud of myself. Now on to to the card.

I made this card for my good friend Gayle's birthday. I used retired Stampin' Up! products to make this card. They are my absolute FAVORITE in colors! I can't lie it was really hard to break these out of my stash. I have been hording these for so long. I even went onto EBay after I made this card to try and buy some more of the cardstock because I love it so much. I thought I would have plenty when I only order one combo pack of paper and all the stamp pads when they were the current in colors but I don't know what I was thinking.

I even made the fun embellies with my new Sizzix die cut Flower Layers. My friends bought me a Cuttlebug for my birthday a few weeks ago and I love it! Best gift ever girls...thank you! I made several different color layers with the die cut and then crumbled them up. Once I did that I flattened them out a bit then assembled them. The centers of the flowers are pearls that I got from Target's Dollar Spot. I love that place!

The stamped background image is from Outlines Rubber Stamp Co stamped in SU! River Rock. The border is from the CTMH Adorning Corners set stamped in SU! Purely Pomegranate. I was so glad that I finally busted this set out. I bought it so long ago, I don't know why it took my so long to use it. The sentiment is from SU! Short & Sweet stamped in SU! Blue Bayou. The base of the card is SU! River Rock and the flower layers are all SU! Blue Bayou, Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranate & Soft Sky. The ribbon along the bottom is from American Crafts.

Thanks for stopping by and let me what ya think!

*Sorry for all the typos - I came back and fixed them.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Finally Another Post

Again I have been a horrible blogger. Sorry! Really I am. I am trying to get into the swing of blogging on a regular basis but I can't seem to get there. But stick with me, I will get there.

I made this card for my sisters baby shower. Of course it went with the entire theme. Mickey Mouse! The sentiment on the front got a bit smudged when I stamped it but I didn't have time or more yellow cardstock to re-make it. Actually I didn't even have enough yellow cardstock to make this in the first place. I ended up having to put together two separate pieces of yellow cardstock to make the background. I wasn't sure at first how I was going to cover up the seam. But once I decided to use the Mickey silhouette made from my Cricut with the Mickey Font cartridge I knew that would cover it. It seems like this card is made with all the supplies that I used to make all the different elements from the shower. The black base, kraft frame & Mickey silhouette where from the invitations. The yellow background is from the center pieces and the red polka dot ribbon is from the diaper cake. It wrapped all the elements together perfectly!

Thanks for stopping by! Let me know what you think of today's card.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Mickey Mouse Diaper Cake

Hay there blog buds! I am back with another item that I made for my sisters baby shower...a diaper cake. This is the first diaper cake that I have ever made but it definitely won't be my last. Since I had never made one before I checked out YouTube for some tutorials. And as I'm sure you guessed, there where tons. But I found a pretty simple on here. The quality of the video isn't the greatest but you get the general jist of it.

I wasn't totally sure what I wanted to decorate the cake with at first. Again I thought I would be able to find all kinds of really cute Mickey themed items to decorate it with but that didn't happen. Then I thought I would decorate it with all the needed baby powder, baby lotion, baby wash, pacifiers, all the typical things. But when I started to put them on the cake they just didn't look right. Finally I found the cute Mickey handling the soft and fuzzy baby blanket. I knew that it would make the perfect cake topper. I found the polka-dot ribbon at JoAnne's. Even though the cake is simply decorated I love it. I think it looks better this way. Instead of covered in all the baby items.

Then as a surprisee to my sister I hid this really cute throw blanket in the center of the cake for her. I got it at Ikea when I was there a month or so ago. When I got the blanket it was already rolled up. So it became the center of the cake instead of the typical baby bottles. I got it in red so it would match the nursery. I figure new Mommy's always need a little surprise present just for them.
Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!

1 pack: Pampers Swaddlers Sensitive Diapers 112-pk-Size 2
Throw Blanket from Ikea
2 spools of 1 1/2" Ribbon - JoAnne Fabrics
6 Pearl Headed Sewing Pins - Michael's (to secure ribbon)
Mickey Mouse stuffed animal with infant blanket - Walmart (As cake topper)
Lots & lots of rubber bands

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Back in Action

Hay blog buddies! Sorry I have been MIA lately. I was super busy getting ready for my sisters baby shower. I had so many last minute things to make. But now the shower is over and I will be back over the next few days to show you all the great things that I made for the shower.

So lets getting going on today's item. These are the center pieces that I made. Sorry for the bad picture. I was so busy running around the shower that I took this pictures really quick as I was moving on to set something else up.
I had originally planned on making pinwheels for the center pieces. But when I started looking up tutorials online I realized how labor intensive those where going to be. Plus I couldn't find the patterned paper that I was seeing in my head. Don't you hate when that happens?
My sister plans on decorating the nursery in a Classic Mickey Mouse theme. I thought I would be able to find tons of things to go with this theme but it was a lot harder then I thought it was going to be.

Anyway. My friend Fran - Hay Fran! - found a picture of these flowers online and I really liked them. Even better they were cut out using a Cricut! Talk about cutting the labor down! So the center pieces went from pin wheels to these flower pin wheels. At least that's what I call them. I got the buckets they're in from the Target $1 Spot. Love that place. I planned on putting styrofoam in the bottoms of the buckets to stick the flowers in but I had no idea how expensive that stuff was. My Mom came up with a great substitute...rice! Genius!
I love how these came out! Thanks for stopping by!

Tin Bucket: Target $1 Spot
Card Stock: Bazzill Basics - Kisses & Daisy
Wooden Doul: 5/8" - Michael's
Pearl Headed Pins - Michael's
Irradesent Beads - Michael's
Cricut Cartridge: Indie Art

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Happy O' Birthday

Hay ladies! Sorry it's been so long since I made my last post. Life has been really crazy lately. Between all the hecticness of my job and planning my sister's baby shower it seems like I have no time for anything. Once the shower is weekend...I will have a few things to show you that I made for the shower.

Anyway. On to today's post. I made this card for my co-worker Jody's birthday last Thursday. I don't know about you but I always seem to have a hard time making cards for guys. I tend to use "girlie" colors more so I have to break out of my comfort zone. But I really like how this card came out.

I also made Jody some cupcakes for his birthday. But little did I know that as of two weeks ago his doctor told him that he couldn't have sugar anymore. So he couldn't have any of the yummy cupcakes that I made for him. At least everyone else in the office got to enjoy the Funfetti Cupcakes that I made. They were probably the best box cupcakes I have ever had and I am not just saying that because I made them. Everyone in the office kept coming up to me telling me they were amazing. It was a nice little pick me up on an otherwise crappy work day.

Thanks for stopping by and Enjoy!

Patterned Paper: CTMH - Good Times
Ink: CTMH - Chocolate and SU! - Wild Wasabi
Stamps: Exterior: SU! - Cute and Curly, Interior: SU! - On Your Birthday
Tools & Such: Uniball Signo Broad, SU! - Pop Up Dots

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Multi Blog Candy Alerts!!!

Hay ladies! I have some awesome blog candy alerts to share with you!
Laurel is giving away some awesome blog candy for reaching 200 subscribers and almost reaching 100,000 hits! That is awesome Laurel, way to go. I hope to be able to reach that milestone too. If you haven't seen her blog yet definitely go check it out here. Check out what awesome goodies she is giving away.

Then Bree is giving away two great paper packs from My Minds Eye...the occasion? Her son's sweet! If you haven't seen her blog yet definitely go check it out here! Here is a sneak peak at her awesome candy! Love it!

And here is the final blog candy tip...Paulina is giving away...wait for it...a CUTTLEBUG! That's right a brand new Cuttlebug. And if that's not enough she is also giving away 1 Birds & Swirls Embossing Folder & 1 Argyle Embossing Folder. How amazing is that?! Make sure you check out her blog here.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Cars and Trucks or Ribbons and Bows

I made this card as the invitation for my sister baby shower. This is her first baby and she has decided that she isn't going to find out what she is having. So that's where the title came from. The opening line of the invitation says, "Cars and trucks or ribbons and bows. What she's having nobody knows!" I found this little saying online and I loved it. I thought it was perfect for the invites.

I had a hard time deciding on the design for this invite. She is decorating the baby's room in a Mickey/Minnie theme. I know that I wanted to stick with the classic Mickey theme but I wanted to make it really nice. I found a design that I loved over at Ginger Williams blog. You definitely have to go check her blog out if you haven't seen it. She makes the cutest things. I made a few changes to Ginger's designer but I kept it the same for the most part.

Also since she isn't finding out if she is having a boy or a girl I decided to make two versions of the invite. One Mickey version and one Minnie version. The guest won't really know this since they will only be getting on invite each but I thought it was a cute touch. I found the Disney font that I used on the cards online from a free gallery. My boss gave me this tip. I never knew that you could download free fonts. This is definitely something that I am going to remember.

I just love the way these cards came out! Hope you like them to and thanks for stopping by!
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics- Kraft, Black, Kisses & White
Stamp: Prima -Screen
Brads: Recollectections - Rhinestone (from Michael's)
Ink: CTMH - Black
Embellishments: Queen & Company - Sequin Flowers in Magic, Felt Border in Flower 2 Black
Tools & Such: Fiskars Border Punch - Apron Lace, SU! - Pop Up Dots

Monday, August 31, 2009

Cards for Kate Card Drive

Hay everyone. I don't have a new card for you tonight but I do have a really great cause to share with you. I was checking out Dawn McVey's blog today and I ran across this amazing card drive for a sweet little girl named Kate. Dawn was sharing the info on this drive with her readers. She heard about it from the talented Jennifer McGuire who is putting together this whole thing.
Jennifer put together this card drive for Kate and her family to encourage them and help them through this incredibly difficult time.
Here is some info about Kate:
About 6 weeks ago the life of the McRae family changed forever when their precious 5 year old daughter, Kate, was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer. Dad (Aaron) is a pastor in Arizona and he and his wife, Holly have two other children, Will and Olivia. Of course this is devastating for the whole family and many are praying for them. (Go to to learn more about this family and their struggle). Kate has a rough road ahead of her for quite awhile. When you hear their story you will want to do anything you can to help.

I know we all love to make cards that brighten peoples day and that's just what this drive is going to do. You can make a card for anyone in the McRae family: Kate (Age 5) the little girl that is battling cancer, her little brother Will, her big sister Olivia, her Mom & Dad (Aaron & Holly) or the entire family.

Jennifer is requesting that all the cards be sent to her. She is also requesting that the cards be to her by October 1st so that she can collect them and send them to the McRae family. Check out Jennifer's blog here to get all the details.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Mojo Monday Week 101

Hay girls! I'm back today with card for the Mojo Monday Challenge. I was really happy to get a chance to make this card today. I had a really hectic day at work today so I really needed a chance to unwind and relax. And what better way to do that then do some crafting.

When I first started scarppin' I never really believed people when they told me that they crafted to relax and destress. I always over analyzed everything to do with scarppin'. I would stress out every detail. Then I learned to just relax and have fun. Now it is one of my favorite way to unwind after a long day.

Here is the Mojo sketch for this week. I really like doing these challenges. They make me step outside of my comfort zone and make layouts that I would normally think to use.

Now on to my take of the sketch. I got to break out my new Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday paper crafting kit that I bought a week or so ago from Two Peas. When I saw it at Two Peas I liked it but didn't love it. I am so glad that I decided to buy it. Because when I finally saw in real life I loved it!
Thanks for stopping by!

Cardstock: Bazzill - Kraft
Patterned Paper: Cosmo Crick - Girl Friday Paper Crafting Kit
Ribbon: Papertrey Ink - Lemo Tart Classic Grosgrain
Stamp: SU! - Make it Count
Ink: SU! - Purely Pomegranate & Wild Wasabi
Tools & Such: Tombo Mono Adhesive, Score Pal, SU! Pop Up Dots, Xyron Tape Runner

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Cardvarks Challange: Black, White & Hot Pink

Hay guys! I made this card for the Cardvarks Challenge. This was my first time participating in there challenge and I had so much fun making this card. Plus it doesn't hurt that this is one of my favorite color combos. Who doesn't love Hot Pink, Black & White? It's just such a fun color combo.

I made this card for one of my co-workers 2 year anniversary at Comcast. This card is so her and I hope she likes it. (Your Comcastic Malissa!)

I know you can't really tell from the picture but the black and white patterned paper is flocked! It is so cute and fuzzy. I've had this paper forever and I am so glad that I finally got to use it.Thanks for stopping by and I hope you like it.


Patterned Paper: Me & My Big Ideas -Black and White

Stamp: SU! - Sorry I forget the name of the set, I think it was a hostess set

Flowers: Prima

Button: Paper Trey Ink - White & Cream Mix

Tools & Such: SU! - Pop Up Dots, SU! - Glue Dots, CTMH - Embossing Powder Enjoy!


Sweet Baby

The card I have for you today is a baby shower card that I made for my friend Nikki's shower. I scarp lifted the design for this card from one of Kristina Werners Finally Friday posts. If you haven't already heard of her you definitely have to go check her blog out. And if you have heard of her, then still go check her blog out. Her stuff is super cute and she makes some awesome things!

I was running way behind on making this card. I slacked and didn't make it until the morning of the shower. Can you say SLACKER! Yes I am. Sorry for the crap pictures. Since I was in a hurry to make this card and get some things done before I left for the shower I didn't set up my normal picture setup. But I must say my freshly painted scrap room walls in Honeydew do go really well with the colors of the card...surprisingly. I don't think I would have thought to put that color with the colors on the card...maybe next time.

Speaking of my freshly painted scrap room I am planning on doing a video or maybe just a post with tons of pictures of my newly redone room. What do you think I should do? Video or loads of pics?

I was really happy with how this card came out. It was perfect for a new baby boy. Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by!

Cardstock: Bazzill Basics in Kraft & Making Memories - Cosmopolitan Collection
Patterned Paper: Making Memories - Cosmopolitan Collection

Ribbon: CTMH Ric Rac in White
Stamped Image: SU! - Cause for Celebration & Sassafras Lass - Be Different
Tools & Such: SU! Pop Up Dots, CTMH Piercing Tool, Tombow Mono Adhesive
Ink: CTMH Chocolate


Sunday, August 23, 2009

New Scrapbook Storage

I finally put up my new scrapbook storage items I got from Ikea a few weeks ago. It is actually meant to be kitchen storage but who says it can't be scrapbook storage?And the best part is it was really inexpensive. I got all of it for $14 plus tax. Each piece was only $1.99. Super cheap! And we all could use cheap things when it comes to scrappin.

It started out as a way to store all my punches. I did have them in some Creative Memories cases but that wasn't really working for me. See I am a visual scrapper. If I can't see it I probably won't remember that I have it...then I don't end up using it. So I decided that I needed to find a new way to store my punches.

I went to Ikea when I was in Orlando on vacation for my boyfriends birthday. When I was there I saw these rails and immediately I knew what I could use them for. Punch storage!
So glad they are finally up. I love them!
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

It's a Miracle!!!

I am so happy! I finally got my replacement laptop! After over a month of going back and forth with Dell I got my replacement laptop!

After getting two other replacement laptops that were incorrect. What was so hard for Dell to understand that they had to send me an exact replica or better. Guess that was really hard to understand.

I am so happy. It has been the worst being without a computer. I went from having a crappy desk having an amazing laptop...then it decided to die on me. Only a couple months after purchasing it.

Ok enough complaining and go on and on. This means that I am back in business!!! So hopefully I keep up with this blogging thing. Keep your fingers crossed. I am going to get better at blogging.

So sit back and enjoy the blogging ride!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Color Inspiration # 56 & Computer Issues

So I have been having some MAJOR computer issues so I wasn't sure how I was going to participate in this challenge but I knew that I had to. To sum up the computer issues, my new Dell Studio 17 laptop is a lemon. Lame! I have only had it for about 4 months and it is completely broken. They tried to replace the mother board, hard drive and some temperature thing but that only made things worse. Now I am waiting to talk to a "Supervisor" to get them to approve a complete replacement. Hopefully it will be replaced soon and I will be back up and running officially. It is killing me to not have it working. I am stuck using my old and bajigadey computer that sounds like it is going to explode almost every time I use it.

I made this card for Kristina Werner's Color Inspiration # 56. As soon as I saw these colors I knew that I had to participate. Not long after seeing the colors the idea for this card just popped into my head. I love when that happens. I even busted out my Cricut for this card.

Cardstock: DCWV
Ribbon: Michael's
Stamped Image: SU! That's Funny
Popped Up Shape: Crown - Cricut's Alphalicious Cartridge
Tools & Such: SU! Pop Up Dots, SU! Stampin Pastels, Uni-Ball Signo Broad in White, SU! Glue Dots
Ink: CTMH Chocolate


The Adorable Blog Award!

I was nominated for the adorable blog award a great blogger Valerie Valentine! She has a great blog with tons of beauty and style finds! Thank you Valerie! Definatley make sure to go check out her blog.
The Adorable Blog Award Rules are:

-Include the award logo in your blog or post.

-Nominate as many blogs which you like.

-Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.

-Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.

-Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received your award!
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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Birthday Strips & Flowers

Hey guys! I'm finally getting time to check in. Sorry it's been so long. What do you think of the new background and layout? I found it over at They have a lot of great blog layouts and extras. They make super cute layout combo's too.

I made this card for my Mom's suprise 50th birthday. We had it at the beach. I thought this card fit in perfectly with the location of where we threw the party.

I have really started to like cards that are done like this. Cards that stand tall but open from the top. (Not really sure what they are called) They are just fun and different.

Anywho...this card came together pretty quickly. I love love love the polka dot stamped image. I am not sure who this stamp is by. I bought it at a local scrapbooking/office supply store, Keeton's. It's this great little place in downtown Bradenton. When you see the place you wouldn't think they would have any papercrafting items but they have some really cute stuff. They also have some great classes. I haven't had a chance to take any yet but I have seen the things they make in them and they are ubber cute!

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Cardstock: SU! Wild Washbi
Patterned Paper: Amy Butler for K and Company "Belle"
Stamp: Unknown
Embossing Powder: CTMH Clear
Flowers: Prima
Sentiment Stamp: SU! Short and Sweet
Tools & Such: Creative Memories Corner Rounder, SU! Glue Dots, SU! Heat Tool, Score Pal, Xyron Tape Runner

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

My New Love

So I know that my blog has really only been about the cards I have made but I HAD to share with you all my new LOVE! I bought this yesterday at my local Ulta. It is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!

Urban Decay Primer Potion is my new love! It works like magic. It keeps your eyeshadow from falling into your creases.

I wore it today for the first time and I am hooked! Normally by the end of the day; wait not even the end of the day like half way through it, my eyeshadow has sunken down into the creases of my eye lids and/or rubbed off. Yuck! I put this stuff on this morning at about 7 am and it is now 9:13 pm and my eyeshadow is still perfect!

So you must go buy it. And if you do go get it make sure to get the extra large. The regular size is $17 and the extra large is only $22. It's almost twice the size for a fraction of the price. Wow! I just sounded like an infomercial there! But wait theirs more! Ha!

So if you are a crazed make-up junkie like myself go get your self some Urban Decay Primer Potion. You will love it just as much as I do...I swear!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Wish Big

Just a quick post today.

The last few days have been crazy. I got home today from a impromptu road trip to North Carolina. Had to go bring my best friend home. In two days I spent 28 hours driving in a car...CRAZY!

Anyway. Here is a birthday card a I made a while back for a co-worker. It was quick and simple. My favorite.

I just love the big flower on this card. It is by Heidi Swapp...I got it super on sale from her site. I love sales...I mean who doesn't. I am the queen of sales. I got the idea to fold the flower from the back of the package. I can honestly say that I wouldn't have thought to do that.

  • Cardstock: SU! - Wild Wasabi
  • Patterned Paper: Misc. (Can't remember who it is by...sorry)
  • Flower: Heidi Swapp - Large Crimson Florals
  • Flower Center: Heidi Swapp - Martha Bling Floral Centers
  • Stamps: SU! - Short & Sweet, SU! - Curvy Verses
  • Tools: SU! - Scallop Edge Punch, CTMH: Paper Piercing Tool
  • Ink: SU! - Wild Wasabi


Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Color Inspiration 50 Plus Mojo Monday 84

Hay guys! I am so glad to be back.

I first want to say congrats to Kristina Werner for her 50th Color Inspiration! Amazing! Love your blog! Keep them coming. When I saw this weeks Color Inspiration I just knew that I had to particpate.
Then I saw the Mojo sketch and I decided to roll two challanges into one. I have to admit that this was harder than I thought it would be.

I was sure that I had the perfect patterned paper to do these challanges with...but...I searched my scraproom high and low and could find it. So, after much consideration, I came up with this. I must say that I absolutley LOVE it.


  • Pattern Paper: From the Me & My Big Ideas "Renee" paper packBlue
  • Paper: The Paper Company "Aegean Sea"Yellow
  • Paper: The Paper Company "Sunny Yellow"
  • Flower Stamp: Stampin' Up! - "Just Celebrate"
  • Swirly Stamp: CTMH "Playful Florishes"
  • Ink: CTHM - Sunny Yellow, ColorBox Chalk Ink - Dark Brown, VersaMark
  • Markers: CTMH - Holiday Red, Honey, Clover Meadow
  • Embellishments - Silver Brad - Michae's, Flowers & Rhinestone Brads - Target Dollar Spot
  • Embossing Powder: CTMH - Clear


Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Hay guys. Just wanted to drop in quick and apologize for the lack of posts. I have been crazy busy at work and I got sick on Saturday. I have been feeling like crap ever since. I promise that as soon as I am feeling better I will be back with some new cute projects.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Day 2 Post 2

Hay guys! I'm still figuring out this whole blogging thing one step at a time. There are so many things to learn.

Anyway! Today's card is one that I made for my neighbors. I can honestly say that I have the best ever. I came up with the idea for this card one night while laying in bed. Oddly enough I was just about to drift off to sleep and the idea popped into my head. When I woke up the next morning I knew I just had to make it.

This card is made from a retired Stampin' Up! Simply Scrappin Kit (can't remember the name) The solid paper is SU! Wild Washbi and the pink is from The Paper Company (Michael's). I made all the scallops with the SU! scallop edge punch. Punching out all those scallops took forever! The ribbon is from American Crafts. The sentiment is from the SU! Cute and Curly set. The flowers are from the Prima Pixie Tin Elle.