Sunday, November 29, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
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
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
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
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
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
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
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
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
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
Sunday, September 20, 2009
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
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Monday, August 31, 2009
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 http://www.prayforkate.com/ 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.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
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!
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
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
Button: Paper Trey Ink - White & Cream Mix
Tools & Such: SU! - Pop Up Dots, SU! - Glue Dots, CTMH - Embossing Powder Enjoy!
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics in Kraft & Making Memories - Cosmopolitan Collection
Patterned Paper: Making Memories - Cosmopolitan Collection
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
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
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.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
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"
Embossing Powder: CTMH Clear
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
Urban Decay Primer Potion is my new love! It works like magic. It keeps your eyeshadow from falling into your creases.
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
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
- 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
Thursday, April 16, 2009
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.