Friday, February 8, 2013

The Little Card that Could

This is a card I made for a Shoe Box Swap last month.  I thought it was a rather quick and simple card. Stamp in Vanilla craft ink using the Paint Patterns stamp, then heat set and stamp in Creamy Caramel with the En Francais Background Stamp and finally, use the flower from Inspired by Nature stamped in Midnight Muse and sponge around the outside.  I gave the option of doing a no layer card or adding a dark layer and then tying on a little twine.  

I guess people liked it because now my friends are trying to find the stamps which are retired.  I just think it is a great all occasion card that can be sent to a man or a woman.  Very versatile.  

If you happen to have the En Francais background stamp and are willing to part with it, please let me know.  

Saturday, February 2, 2013

You're a Star

A cute little astronaut from Gourmet Rubber Stamps and Lizzy Ann Designs. What a great way to say Happy Birthday or Great Job.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Stamping Away

Hey all.  I have been crafting up a storm lately and have decided to start blogging again and update things a bit.  The first thing you will notice is that the address has changed, I have shortened it a bit to make it easier.  It is now

Now to some cards.  I'm only going to show you a couple today and will show you a few at a time over a few weeks, until I get back in the swing of this.

Open Seas stamp set from Stampin' Up!

Sketched Sentiments by Gourmet Rubber Stamps
Wallpaper embossing folder by Provo Crafts
Butterfly Punch from Stampin' Up!

I promise there will be more coming up.  

Monday, June 25, 2012

Picnic Time

I had a minute to play around with sketch challenge 390 over at Splitcoast Stampers last week, but never got to upload it.  This is a fun little summer card.  I love the little ants in this set and the paper makes a perfect picnic background.

Stamps: Gourmet Rubber Stamps-Chillin' and Grillin'
Paper: Real Red, My Minds Eye-Everyday Flair
Ink: Memento Ink-Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
Accessories: Circle Nestabilities, Cuttlebug folder -Tiny Mosaic, Word Window Punch, Fancy Labels Punch

Sunday, June 24, 2012

New Life for Old Notebooks

My kids start some fun summer classes tomorrow so I had to gather up their supplies today.  At the end of the year they came home with their composition notebooks with only a hand full of pages used, and of course their names and the intended use of the notebook written across it in big letters.  I was so annoyed, BUT, I knew that I could alter a composition book, so they will be starting class tomorrow in style.  They certainly will be able to identify their notebooks easily, but I still had to put their names on them since they are taking the same classes.  I did these REALLY fast but they will be able to survive the 2 weeks they are needed, and if they don't use many pages, they may make it through the second session as well.  :)

I hope you have a great week!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

You may notice a new badge on the side of my blog.  Last week I became Copic Certified.  Yeah!  I got to play around with my markers a bit making this card using a Your Next Stamp image.  Really good quality stamps and fun images to color.

Stamps:  Your Next Stamp, Ellie Likes Lattes
Paper: Echo Park, Summer Fun
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
Accessories: Nestabilities

Sunday, May 20, 2012


Wow, really?  I have a blog?  I think I forgot about that.  After taking a year off from posting and paper crafting I have decided it's time to get back at it.  Thank you to those of you who have checked up on me and for those of you who are still out there following me.  I have a few projects to show off so I will be scheduling some posts over the next couple of days and by then I hope to have more new things to show you too.  I am very excited to rejoin you all.

Teacher Gifts

It's the end of the year and time to start thinking of ways to thank those who have taken care of our kids over the past 9 months and helped them to learn and grow.  My girls took lavender plants to their teachers for Teacher's Appreciation Day.

This was a good way to use up some scraps of material I had sitting around.  It was fast and easy to wrap the material around the plant base and then just do a little stitch with some bakers twine from The Twinery, and tied it off.  It dressed up the plastic pots and then I used the mini clothes pins to attach the cards.

Inside the cards I wrote:

Thank You for Planting the seeds of knowledge,
Cultivating my love of learning
And helping me to Grow and Blossom this year.

It was a quick and easy project which was good since this year I had 9 teachers between the 3 kids.

Bakers Twine from The Twinery
Memento Ink
Copic Markers
Herbal Expressions stamp set from Stampin' Up!
Card Stock
Scrap Material