Sunday, January 29, 2012

A Valentine's Card!!!

Hello!  I just love Valentine's Day, it's so full of love, happiness, and chocolate don't forget the chocolate!  So, I made my first Valentine's card based on a picture from Lilly Pad Cards... and this is what I came up with...

I took the colors and the strings on the hearts from the original picture as inspiration for my card...    I love the way this card turned out but I'm not happy with the paper I used behind the card for taking picture, much too distracting so I apologize!

Materials Used:
Zing White Embossing Powder
Tim Holtz Embossing Ink Pad
Memories Black Ink
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Twinery Twine unraveled
Technique Tuesday Sentiment Stamps
Hampton Arts heart couple stamp

Thank you so much for looking and please stop by Lilly Pad Cards to see what others did for this challenge!
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Re-do... don't we all have one of those?

Hello everyone!  Today's post is for a challenge over at Damask Love, which is a redo challenge.  If you have never seen Dr. Amber's work then you have to stop over there now because it is always stunning!!!  She has posted a challenge to re-do one of those projects that you look back on now and think " what in the world was I doing? " .  So here is my "What?!" card before:

yikes!!!  And now onto my redo:  ( wow, didn't realize this was going to be so embarrassing, hehehe! )

Whew!  That is much, much better!  I kept the embossed swirls like I had in the first one and I chalked again only in different colors and on one specific image not the whole card! ( really... I chalked on the whole card on that first one??? Ahhhh!!! )
Materials Used:
Kraft Cardstock
Swirly Embossing Folder and Sizzix Texture Boutique
Sentiment from TPC Studio Greetings Clear Stamps
Memento Potter's Clay Ink
Twine from the Twinery

Thanks so much for stopping by to see my re-do and make sure you see what others have redone for this challenge as well at Damask Love!
I am also entering this into the Make It Monday with Kraft Outlet Tie It Up Challenge!

Thank you again and have a great weekend!
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Man Card Time

Today I am posting a birthday card I have made for my brother-in-law's birthday...  I find guy cards to be the hardest to make, but this one kind of came together on it's own! 

Materials used:
Brown kraft
Spots and Dots Embossing Folder
gold ribbon from my stash
bottle cap
star brads
Glossy Accents
Swirl Clear Stamp
Fiskars Birthday Wishes Clear Stamps
Close to Coacoa ink by Stampin Up!
Vintage Photo Tim Holtz Distress Stain
Perfect Pearls Mist by Ranger in Gold
Zots Adhesive Dots
Sticky Doos by the Paper Studio

How did I make that fun little bottle cap?  I took a bottle cap from my stash, had the hubby cut off the prongs of the star brads, poured Glossy Accents into the bottle cap and placed my stars where I wanted them and let it dry. Easy Peazy!

And I am entering this into the following challenges:
The Craft Spot Challenge Me Monday #42- let's hear it for the boys
Celebrate the Occasion Challenge #47 - Masculine birthday card

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Black and White

I am sharing a card today with somewhat of a heavy heart and a heart full of hope.  Today's card will be sent on to Madison at Funky Cards who will then send this card onto a family who recently lost one of their infant twins before Christmas.  You can read the full story  at Funky Cards and have a chance to send your thoughts and support onto this family as well.  Having little children myself, and one who is only 10 months really makes these stories hit home, so while I am so very sad that there is a need to be sending such a card I only hope it brings some comfort to them at this time in their lives.

Materials Used:
Memories Dye Ink Pad Black
Clear Stamps by Paper Studio
Clear Stamps by Hampton Arts
Fiskars Edge Punch
I-Rock Tool and clear gems
White Ribbon

I am also entering this into the black and white challenge at CAS-ual Fridays.

Thank you for stopping.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Great Steals for you!!! And challenge reminder for prize!!!

Hello, and happy Monday!  I am here for today's steals for you on new lines from American Crafts and Pebbles found over at! 

Aren't these delicious?!  And the best part is that you can get them at 25% by using coupon code: ACPEB and clicking the links below to take you there!

And don't forget to check out their new products from Prima, Authentique, Little Yellow Bicycle, My Minds Eye, and Glitz... and you can get 12% instead of the 10% by using my special code: CREATIVE

So jump to it and get your order on, hehehe!
Thanks so much, and don't forget we have a new Getting Scrappy Challenge going on at Amanda's Crafts and More and enter for your CHANCE TO WIN some of Joy's Life Stamps!!!

Happy Crafting!!!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Getting Scrappy's New Challenge!!!

Thank you so very much for joining me for a new Getting Scrappy Challenge over at Amanda's Crafts and More!  You'll want to join us for this one, because not only will you get some pictures done for your Scrapbooks but you will love the title of this challenge: Flurries of Fun!  Make a Winter or Snow LO!  Here was my take on the challenge:

Materials Used:
Patterned Paper : Jillibean Soup, K and I, Coredinations, American Crafts POW ( the beautiful glitter paper!)
Cartridges Used: Snow Friends, When It's Cold Outisde, Cuttin Up, and Songbird
Memento Ink
Hole Punch
My Minds Eye - tree and gloves
Pink Paislee Twine

Thank you so much for stopping by and please join us in this weeks challenge!!!

I am also entering this into the following challenges:
Whimsical Designs - Anything goes
The Cuttlebug Spot - Winter Scene with texture
ASC #16 - Sketch challenge ( for which the first page design is based off of! loved this sketch!)
Simply Sunday Challenge- Let it Snow/ Embossing
My Craft Spot: Monday Challenge #46 - Snow Much Fun
FCC #94 - Snow Fun
Simon Says Stamp N Show - Anything Goes!

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Huge Giveaway at Wee Memories!

If you haven't seen already Jenny from Wee Memories is having a huge giveaway!!!  How to enter?  Just go to Wee Memories to find out!  If you have never been there before you are in for more than just the chance to win some amazing goodies, but she designs her own stamps that are sold at various retailers so make sure you check those out too!  Have a great night and best of luck!
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Rosette Card for The Paper Variety Challenge

Hello!  Today I am sharing a card I made for The Paper Variety Challenge using rosette's!

Materials Used:
Patterned paper - Cherry Truffle by Quick Quotes
Black Satin Ribbon
Martha Stewart Scoreboard
Circle Punch
Martha Stewart Double Loop Punch
I-Rock Tool and gems
Diamond bling from my stash

I know it's hard to see , but what looks like a flower in the middle is a rosette with the MS double loop punch around the page punched along one side before being glued together.  I love the look of this, and this paper is so yummy!  Make sure you stop by The Paper Variety to see what others have made and to join in the fun!

Happy Crafting!

A special discount just for you!!!!

Hello everyone and Happy Wednesday!

I am so excited to tell you that I have been accepted into a partnership program with Stop and!  What does that mean for you?  That means a special discount for all of my readers!!!  Woo hoo!

If you don't know anything about, then you are in for a treat!  They carry all of the latest products, but at an already discounted price!  And since you are one of my followers you can take 12% off of that!!! I just love a good deal!

New lines they have coming in include:

And that isn't all! ( do I sound like an info commercial yet? but wait there's more! hehehe)

They have Webster's Sunday Picnic, New My Minds Eye, Little Yellow Bicycle's Saturday collection, New Glitz by Glitz and lots more!!!

So run over there now to pre-order these new lines and make sure you use my special followers code:

use that when you check out and you'll get your 12% off just like that!  And make sure to stop back in from time to time to see what new codes I have to offer you!  Have a happy day!
Happy Shopping and Crafting!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

New Technique for fun challenges

Hello everyone and I hope you are having a wonderful day so far!  I am so excited to share this card with you today, because it is a personal favorite of mine!  It features my new Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads that I finally got for Christmas and boy oh boy do I love them!!!  Watch out, I think I might have a new addiction, yikes!  When I saw DeNami Design's had an Anything goes Challenge I was so excited, because it meant I could create without any boundaries, and while I kept with a CAS theme to fit I break for challenges challenge I truly love the turn out...

Materials Used:
Script stamp by Kaiser Craft ( It doesn't show up well in the photo, but I love subtle look in person )
Tim Holtz Embossing Pad ( love it! )

Clear Embossing powder
Flower Stamp by Martha Stewart
Memento Ink in Black
Tim Holtz Distress Inks : crushed olive, antique linen, tumbled glass and milled lavender
Distress Stickles by Ranger ( in the center of the flowers also hard to see in pic. but so pretty in person! )

Thank you so much for visiting with me today and seeing what I've made, make sure you stop by the DeNami Design Blog and the I Brake For Challenges Blog to see what others have made for this challenge and while you are there you should see the fantastic stamps they sell too!

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Kids Birthday Card

Happy Saturday everyone!  Today I am sharing a child's birthday card made for one of my nephew's.  This will be his first birthday in February and the challenge over at Celebrate the Occasion came just at the perfect time!

( and there's a secret on this card too!  You can't tell in the picture, but the little bear is on a wobble so he jiggles around when touched! )

Materials Used:
Patterned Paper from Birthday Extravaganza by Paper Studio
Action Wobble
Baby Steps Cartridge
various sticker by Sticko and Recollections
Green Gem
White gel pen

Make sure you stop by Celebrate the Occasion to see what others made for a Child's Birthday and have a great weekend!

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A Birthday Card for a Birthday Challenge!

Hi, it's me again!  Woo hoo, two posts in one day!  I wanted to share this fun birthday card I made for the Birthday Challenge over at Lawnscaping...

Materials Used:
Birthday Stack by Paper Studio
We Are Memory Keepers Clear Stamps
Martha Stewart glitter
Glossy Accents
Twine from The Twinery
Button by Recollections

Thank you so very much for stopping by and please over to the Lawnscaping Challenge to see what others have created and to add your own birthday project!
Happy Crafting!

Just a Kiss of Color

Hello everyone!  It's a new year and already I feel like the days are just flying by!  I loved the name of this challenge being : Black, White, and a Kiss of color... so elegant without being monotone!  Here was my take on this challenge:

Materials Used:
G Studio stamp
Autumn Leaves: Swirls
Stampin Up! Ink
Twine from the Twinery
Scalloped Circle Punch

Thank you so very much for stopping by today and make sure you stop over at The Paper Variety to see what others have made, and to join in on the fun!

Happy Crafting!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Altered Challenge

Today I am going to be sharing with you a quick little project for an Altered DT Challenge with Becky's Sweet Creations.  This project literally took me no more than 20 minutes, and I just love when you can knock something out so quickly and enjoy the end results...   The challenge was to take something from around the house and alter it.  I chose a plain french vanilla candle I had in my pantry and decided not just alter it, but to bling it!

Materials Used:
PK Glitz Sticky Tape
Martha Stewart Glitter
Sugar and Spice Lite Cartridge
Heart Stamp
Pink Ink from Memento

And now I have a fun Valentine's Day decoration!  Thanks for stopping by and have a great rest of the day!

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

My First DT LO for Amanda's Crafts And More!!!

Hello everyone!!!  I am sooooo excited to be sharing today's post with you for a couple of reasons... 1) I was selected to be on Amanda's Crafts and More's Design Team!!!  Yay!!!  I was floored when I found out I made it, and can not wait to work with her and the other DT members!    2)  This is one awesome LO Challenge because it is Anything goes, and I know we all have LO's just begging us to work on them so now it's a two for one!  Does it get any better than that?!

Here is my LO for this weeks Challenge: Anything Goes

Materials Used:
Easter Seasonal Cartridge
Main Background paper from Archiver's ( sorry already chopped off the designer name, yikes!  )
Yellow checkered paper from Quick Quotes
Noteworthy from Making Memorie
Sharpie Ultra Fine
Flowers from my stash
Various brads
Twine From the Twinery
 Number Stickers

 Now make sure you stop by Amanda's Crafts and More to enter your LO in this weeks challenge, and see what inspiration the other DT members have to share too!

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Exciting News!!!

Hello and Happy Saturday!  Today I am so excited to share with all of you that I have been chosen as a DT member for the Getting Scrappy Design Team!!!  woo hoo!!!  I am soooooo excited!!!  There are an awesome bunch of ladies on the Design Team so head on over and check out who else is on the team!  Make sure you stop by there tomorrow too for our first challenge, you're going to love it!

Thank you for all of your support and a huge thank you to Amanda for choosing me to be on her team!
Happy Crafting!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Glass half full...

Over at FCC they are having a hot chocholate themed challenge for their Challenge Me Monday challenge.  You had to use either a cup, chocolate, or brown on your project so here is my entry:

Materials Used:
CM Cheerful Seasons Cartridge
All paper from my scraps pile
Ribbon from my stash

I was really happy with the way this card turned out, it's simple but the designed paper works well together!
Thanks for stopping by and make sure you see what others have created for this challenge!
Happy Crafting!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Quick Quotes LO and first post of 2012

Hello and welcome to the new year!!!  I hope your holidays were full of laughter, fun, and a little relaxation         ( yeah, I know I'm laughing at that one too! ).  I am very excited to share today's post with you, because it is using one of my favorite product maker... Quick Quotes!  If you have never worked with any of the Quick Quote products then you don't know what you are missing!  Their paper is top of the line in quality, not to mention the colors and the hidden quotes on some of them!  They are known for their vellum quotes, which are nothing short of wonderful... so many various quotes that they are bound to have just what you need.

With that said here is a two page LO made almost entirely out of Quick Quotes Products...


See?!  Aren't they just wonderful!  I used two different lines when making this...  The Miss Morgan line was what I used the most for the dots and pink paper, the butterflies were cut out of Damsel In Distress and then distressed in Tim Holtz ink to match the Miss Morgan paper, and the main background paper was from their Mary's Garden line.  The beautiful clear embellishments are from Quick Quotes Frosted Flourishes, and already come with the bling on them!
Complete List of Materials Used:
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Liquid Pearl
Scotch quick dry adhesive
Scotch ATG
pop dots

Thank you for stopping by and make sure you run over to the Quick Quotes store you won't be disappointed!
Happy Crafting!