Dec 26, 2010

Another December Birthday

I’ve still have a “thing” for paper flowers. So, the paper flower appearance in this card could not be denied. I used the Mojo Monday 170 sketch for the card’s layout and came up with this…

Because I have a love of things that "pop" such as the flower and the sentiment, it was easy to participate with this week's Ways To Use It Challenge (302).
Enjoy and please let me know what you think.

Stamps: The Paper Company Studio (Ann Crestwood)
Paper: White CS, Green CS (Hobby Lobby), Designer Paper (K&Company)
Ink: Tea Dye Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories: Frond Punch (Martha Stewart), 1 1/2” Scallop Punch (EK Success), Shimmer Spritz (Tsukineko), Brad, Oval Die Cut (Spellbinders), Ribbon, Foam Squares
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Dec 6, 2010

Congratulate with "Floweriness"

I have wanted to make these paper flowers ever since I saw the video.  So when I saw this card from Julie Lacey and the lovely yet simple layout.  I knew it would be perfect for the occasion and chance to create a paper flower.  When it’s meant to be, it’s just meant to be.  So there’s my story and I’m sticking to it.  I hope you enjoy my vision of paper “floweriness”.  Believe it or not (because I didn’t) “floweriness” is a word.  I looked it up because inquiring minds have to know.

Enjoy and please tell me what you think.  Your comments are the air that I breathe.  Ok – not really, but I really, really enjoy reading them.  Great….now, I have The Air That I Breathe by the Hollies stuck in my head.  Don’t ask me where that came from…I’m completely random at times.  All I can say is that my music repertoire is far and wide and all it takes is a couple of words to trigger the most obscure. 

Ok, Ok…I’ve blabbed enough. 

Paper: White CS (Georgia Pacific), Green CS (Hobby Lobby), Designer Paper (K&Company)
Ink: Tea Dye Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories: Frond Punch (Martha Stewart), 2” Scallop Punch (EK Success), Computer Font, Shimmer Spritz (Tsukineko), Brad, Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Corner Punch

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Dec 2, 2010

Birthday Suit

It’s that time of year when not only the holidays are near, but my Pop’s birthday is here. Let me tell you the story behind this card…

I wanted to tip my own personal creative meter with his birthday card. I was in competition with myself to top his Father's Day Card (click here to view). After much creative pondering and Google searching for ideas, I got the idea for this card when I came across the Father's Day Trio Card Kit Instruction Manual (click here to access). 

ETA: to make links more apparent.

I said to myself, “Self…” Just kiddidng, but I did think this card would the creative challenge I’ve been looking for. My pops is very dapper in his suits and he thinks so too. LOL! So, I knew this card would be a hit with him.

Anywho…needless to say pops loved it. He probably enjoyed the card more for what was on the inside. I had a photo of him posing in a suit and underneath the photo was “Still Looking Good!

The rest as they say is history. Please let me know what you think.

Paper: Dark Brown and Green CS (Hobby Lobby), Designer Paper (K&Company)
Accessories: Ribbon, Buttons

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Nov 29, 2010

Let It Snow...with some bling

I saw this card by Jen del Muro and immediately fell in love with it as I was in absolute textural bliss.  I love cards that I can visually see the texture as well as touch it.  So, I just had to create my own version of this vision of loveliness.  I think this card is pretty simple in design with just the right amount of glitz and glam.  I love all the white with just a touch of color.  Texture in review...embossed snowflake background, glitter covered snowflakes, red rhinestone all rounded out with a touch of the distressed edges.

Please let me know what you think.

Paper: White CS (Georgia Pacific)
Accessories: Snowflake Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Red Rhinestones, Snowflake Punch (Martha Stewart), Circle Punch (Marvy), Computer Font, Glitter

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Nov 18, 2010

Bountiful...rather Buttonful Birthday

My sister from another mister had a birthday not too long ago.  So of course I had to make her a birthday card if I enjoy good health...which I do, so this is what I did...

I wanted to try something different and use an embellishment that I adore...BUTTONS!  Pretty much everything about this card was inspired by Maile Belles' Blue Button Birthday Card that I saw in the Paper Crafts July/August magazine, page 70.

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Nov 15, 2010


I made birth announcments earlier this summer and I had the opportunity to celebrate another birth this fall.  I used the same layout and style just tweaked for a baby girl.  A clean and simple design that was enjoyed by family and friends.

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Jul 16, 2010

Another Birthday...

I needed something quick, easy, but nice to make for a co-worker’s birthday. My hubby gave me the idea of the gift card holder and this video gave me the idea for decor and the rest was history. I have to admit I’ve am quite happy with the results for my first attempt with this technique. Hope you enjoy & please let me know what you think.
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Ink: Frayed Burlap (Ranger)
Paper: Kraft Cardstock (Hobby Lobby), Designer Papers (K&Company)
Accessories: Scallop Punch (EK Success), Glue Dots, White Ribbon, Button, Twine

Jun 27, 2010

Beautiful Butterfly Birthday

I made this card for a family birthday. I lifted this layout from Heather P. I liked how this turned out as its girly-girl; just pretty. I love Hero Arts stamps, but I’m really diggin’ their digital stamps, because I can resize the images to fit my needs.

Please let me know what you think.

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Images: Winged Friends (Hero Arts)
Ink: Copic Markers
Paper: Kraft Cardstock (Hobby Lobby), White Cardstock (Georgia Pacific), Designer Papers (K&Company)
Accessories: Computer Font, Foam Squares, Glue Dots, Border Punch (Fiskars), Black Ribbon

Jun 20, 2010

Happy Pop's Day

Yet another card fashioned after another hubby card I did in this post.  I improved on the peg board "look" by making the holes larger.  If you couldn't tell already, I made this for my dear old dad.  I wonder how he would feel about being called old, even though that's not my intent...that's just the way the saying goes.  Ok...I've rambled on enough.  On the inside, is an actual band aid. Click on the picture for a larger view.

Please let me know what you think.
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Images: Clipart
Ink: Copic Markers, Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger)
Paper: Kraft Cardstock (Hobby Lobby), White Cardstock (Georgia Pacific
Accessories: Computer Font, Brads, Foam Squares

Jun 19, 2010

So and So says...

I was tasked to create some stationery for co-worker.  Bingo-Bango...what immediately came to mind was the card I made for my hubby on this post.  Tadah! I've got stationery.  You always see an individuals' name on stationery, but I wanted to personalize the stationery with a lil' something extra.  So, "so and so says..." was born.  Easy Peezy!

After I made this first set, another co-worker saw it and requested some for her daughters.  I told my mom about it and now she wants a set.  I'm glad it caught fire, but I'm also glad this was a clean and simple design as it make reproduction much easier.

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Jun 10, 2010


This baby announcement was made as a gift for some ladies I know that had recent development in their lives…

Funny thing was everyone's development was a baby boy. This baby announcement is pretty simple in design, but I think that’s why I like it so much.  How do you like it?

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Jun 9, 2010

Growing Up...

This graduation invitation was made for a coworker whose middle schooler was becoming a high schooler. Since the invitation was for a middle school age girl who has a fun and vibrant personality, I thought the invitation should match…thus the bright colors.

Guess what?  Believe it or not...I made the designer paper.  I hope you go for believe since I put some effort into creating it.  Crazy thing is I did it just using Microsoft Word.  Not shabby at all, if I do say so myself. 

What do you think?
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*photo courtesy of Microsoft Office images

May 31, 2010

Tool-rific Brithday

I made this card for my hubby’s birthday about a month ago. I wanted it to be rough and tough and all that stuff…so, I made it as masculine as I could. Granted, the sentiment "cutes-it-down" a bit  but overall, it’s manly enough.  I just made that up phrase up; cute? huh?  When he read the card, he gave me "the face"...the one that says, "there goes my corny wife, but gotta love her" face.  All that said to me was...MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.  I don't do mushy - I either do funny, punny or just right out corny.


Let me know what you think.
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Images: Clipart
Ink: Copic Markers, Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger)
Paper: Kraft, Red, Black Cardstock (Hobby Lobby), White Cardstock (Georgia Pacific)
Accessories: Aluminum Foil, Computer Font, Paper Piercer, Brads, Diamond Embossing Plate (Provo Craft), Foam Squares

May 29, 2010

I'm back!

I know it’s been quite some time since my last post and I truly do apologize if you have been looking for any new creations. I’m sure my fellow bloggers understand that maintaining a blog can be a time consuming venture and life can interrupt my interrupt my extracurricular ventures. Even though I haven’t posted anything in a while, I have been crafty. I will be sharing those creations with you over the next week or so.

So without further ado, let’s get to why you came to pay me a visit…

I made this about 2 months ago for my hubby…just because. Aren’t those the best kind of reasons; no particular reason at all?

My hubby loves his sweets, so I got him a cupcake from The Cupcake Collection, a local cupcake bakery. This place makes some of the best cupcakes in Nashville.

The card is clean and simple; just some paper, foam tape and a computer font and voila…there you have it. The word “Sweet” is also on the inside of the card. For the cupcake, I just printed the “Sweet” on cardstock, adhered to a toothpick and stuck it in.

BTW – You might’ve noticed the background of the photo is a little odd, but I had tried taking a picture with a white sheet back drop. It didn’t quite turn out quite like I wanted. I would’ve played around with it more, but you can only keep a man and his sweets apart but for so long. LOL!

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Mar 2, 2010

If you are not surprised by the fact that I have created and posted 4 cards since last Tuesday, then don’t you worry because I’m surprised enough for the both of us. I can’t express how 2010 is shaping up to be a very crafty and productive year for me. Not only were these cards part of Jen del Muro’s awesome challenge: here and here, but these last cards were a challenge for myself…to test my own creative ability and I’ve got to say…it ain’t to shabby. I hope you agree.

So without further ado…

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Supplies (in order of appearance)

Stamps: Bouncin’ Baby Boy (Michaels); Paper: Baby Blue & Soft Yellow (Scraps), White & Red CS (Hobby Lobby); Ink: Onyx Black (Tsukineko), White (Hampton Art); Accessories: Assorted Markers (Copics), Embossing folder (Provo Craft)

Stamps: Flower Fluffles (Stampendous), Greetings (The Paper Company Studio); Paper: Classic K Bailey DP (K&Company), Olive and Dark Brown CS (Hobby Lobby); Ink: Onyx Black (Tsukineko); Accessories: Assorted Markers (Copics), Stickles (Ranger), Corner Rounder Punch (EK Success), Clear Embossing powder, Button

Feb 24, 2010

Doggone Get Well

My hubby has family that is undergoing surgery that will require an extensive recuperation time. So, I thought about making her a get well basket. I didn’t think to take pictures until everything was in the basket, but you can still get a good idea of the goodies in the basket.

I’ve been playing with this layout (courtesy of Jen del Muro) for two weeks and finally I was able to put something together. I guess I just needed a reason to be inspired. Plus playing for the prizes Jen's offering is not to shabby. 

I saw the quote on Swayers Specialties when I was looking for something corny but meaningful to say on the front. I wanted all the elements to be representative of things a dog would love: dirt (embossed kraft CS), sun (yellow paper) and grass (designer paper).

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Stamps: Fred (Rubber Stampede); Paper: Grass Paper (DCWV), Kraft and Yellow CS (Hobby Lobby); Ink: Vintage Photo and Tea Dye (Ranger), Onyx Black (Tsukineko); Accessories: Kristen ITC Font (Microsoft), Assorted Markers (Copics), Oval Template and Embossing folder (Provo Craft)

Feb 23, 2010

Just Because Cupcake

A friend of mine sent me an email a couple of weeks ago asking for me to make her a card. I asked her why and she said, “Just Because”. So, I made her a card…just because. I used the layout courtesy of Jen del Muro.

She has some groovy prizes up for grabs at her site – definitely worth playing for plus you’ll have fun while doing it.  Surprisingly (at least to those that know me) I have two more cards to check back soon.

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Stamps: Cupcakes (Inkadinkado); Ink: Tea Dye (Ranger), Onyx Black (Tsukineko); Paper: Light Green (Hobby Lobby), White CS (Georgia-Pacific), Deisgner Paper (unknown); Accessories: Star Punches (Marvy and EK Success), Nestabilities – Labels Two, Variety of Copics, Glitter (Martha Stewart)

Jan 10, 2010

Love You

I’m overdue for getting crafty, so I’m just jumping in feet first into the Valentine frenzy.  Since I didn't have a clear idea of what I wanted to create, I browsed my favorite sites and magazines.

Came up with this...

This card was inspired by the Scrap-tastic Challenge on Nichole Heady's blog (I used only scraps; nothing new) and by Dawn McVey’s Smooches Card on the cover of the Paper Crafts January/February 2010 issue (layout).

Thanks for looking!

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Card Size: 5.5" x 4.5”; Stamps: Polka Dot Background (Stampabilities), Hearts (Inkadinkado), Love You (The Paper Company Studio); Ink: Onyx Black (Tsukineko); Paper: Kraft and Black CS, Love (DCWV); Accessories: Black Satin Ribbon, Edge Punch (Martha Stewart)

Jan 6, 2010

And the Winner...

of a brand spankin' new Paper Craft magazine is Michelle Yungbauer.  Please send me an email (link on the left-handside) with your address and I'll get the mag to you.  Thanks!

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Jan 5, 2010

Free Paper Crafts Magazine

ETA: It's really sad that I can't even give something free away.  So with that said, I'm gonna boost my ego and say that the few folk that do drop by this blog are in the throws of Christmas readiness activities.  Therefore, blog hopping isn't on the top of their to do list.  I can dig that.  So, I'll postpone this little drawing until after the new say January 5th.  You can either leave a comment telling what you are going to do or did for the holidays.

{original post: 12/14/09} If you like Paper Crafts Magazine as much as I do, do I have a treat for you.  So here's the deal...  I got the Jan/Feb issue of Paper Crafts the other day.  Not only did I get one, I got two.  After calling their customer service to make sure nothing screwy was going on, I was assured all is well in the world.  I'm free to part with the extra issue.  How awesome is that?  It's really easy...all you have to do is leave me one (single, uno, lonely) comment telling me what your plans are for Christmas.   Your chances of grabbing this mag is even better because many don't read the insanity which is me...LOL!  Anywho, I'll announce (with the aid of the lucky recipient on Saturday at 7PM CT.

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