Saturday, October 24, 2009

Just a Thought

These cards are available on my etsy shop. I made them using kraft cardstock, patterned paper from Sassafras, a stamp set from Paper Studio. The hearts are embossed and some are raised. Thanks for looking!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Penny's Challenges: Week 11

The theme for this challenge is Trees! I could not believe that the only tree stamp I own is a Christmas tree! I cut these 'trees' using my Cricut... they are actually the 'insides' of a leaf. I cut it on Kraft card stock. I inked the entire card background with Versamark and used blending chalk to create the sunset. Thanks for looking, and don't forget to check out Penny's Challenges!


It's been such a long time since I've uploaded any new projects! I made this card using Kraft card stock, patterned paper by Making Memories, Hero Arts Stamps, Paper Studio Stamps clear embossing powder, and LOTS of white embossing powder. Thanks for looking!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Pearls for Penny! Challenge #5

This is my submission for Penny's Challenges week 5. I used a Swiss Dots stamp and clear embossing powder to stamp the card background. The Silhouette stamps is from Close to My Heart. (In case you haven't caught on yet... I LOVE that stamp set.) I used some pearl embellishments to give her a lovely necklace. The sentiment is handwritten. I hope you enjoy!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Midnight Madness #16

This is my card for Priscilla's Midnight Madness Challenge. I loved the sketch for this week, but I had a really hard time committing to anything! I kept pulling my card apart and starting over! The scripture is from The Paper Studio and I made the floral embellishment myself using Home Accents on my Cricut. I hope you enjoy!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Commissioned Card

A friend requested a pink and zebra print "Thank You" card. Simple and easy. On the inside I stamped "Merci." I used black ink and Ranger embossing powder in "Hologram." It made such a pretty look. I wish that I could have captured it with my camera. If you've never tried this combination, I definitely recommend trying it.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Birthday Cupcake

I made this card for a coworker. I free-handed the cupcake on cream and light blue paper. I used Color Box Chalk in Creamy Brown on the base of the cupcake and some Royal Blue ink on the edges of the frosting. I used my Zig to adhere the glitter to the icing and did so faux stitching on the edges with white gel pen. I stamped the sentiment using the same royal blue ink from the frosting. I definitely stepped out of my comfort zone here by doing something without using a stamp, template or my Cricut. I'm proud of how it turned out. I think this will definitely be a repeated design.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Penny's Challenge

I made this card for my first submission to Penny's Challenge. This is totally just for fun challenge, and it was totally fun! I used Color Box chalk to ink the edges of the card. The patterned paper is from We R Memory Keepers. I used my Home Accents Solutions cartridge to cut out the design and adhered it to white card stock using removable adhesive. I stamped Versamark ink over the design and covered it with blending chalk. After peeling up the design I filled in the negative with a lighter color of blending chalk and cut the paper in half and rounded the corners. I adhered it to the card using glue dots. The card background is adhered using dimensional adhesives. The ribbon is some leftovers from a corker bow I made for my niece. I hope you enjoyed!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

My first ever Midnight Madness submission!

This is my first shot at entering a challenge. This is for the Midnight Madness Challenge. I had a lot of fun making this card. I used some paper from a pad I already had by We R Memory Keepers. The blue is the Paper Company's Mediterranean. I stamped the Eiffel Tower with Versamark and shaded with chalk and used a Close to My Heart Stamp for the silhouette. Hope you enjoy!


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

My new favorite thing.

Ok, I managed to stumble across this blog ----> Priscilla Styles. I have to say I'm in love. Not only is her background cool and she has blog candy... the best thing is she does Midnight Madness sketches... which is so much fun! I sometimes get bored and do the same card layouts over and over... but with a sketch I can make new cards! Whoo Hoo! You should definitely check her out!

Sunday, August 9, 2009


I used Mediterranean from The Paper Company the base of the card. I made the embellishment my self. I used glitter embossing powder on the button. I wrote the sentiment with white gel pen. The idea for this layout came from My Pink Stamper.

Pink and Wild

Simple card. I cut the heart on glitter card stock with my Cricut.

Partridge Card

As a wedding gift for my boyfriend's sister I am making a variety of cards. I got a cute photo storage box and the plan is to fill it with homemade cards. Most of the cards I have posted on here are for her box... along with this one. The background of the card is from the Tiffany's paper pad by We R Memory Keepers. (I love this entire pad!) I cut a 3x3 square from Just Chillin' by Making Memories. I cut this partridge at 2 inches with the Home Accents Cricut Cartridge on Fashion District by Me & My Big Ideas. I used green grosgain ribbon on the card and dimensional adhesive to apply the square to the card, and Zig to apply the partridge to the square.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Girly Cards

I used the same formula for each of these. I cut down a piece of patterned paper to 5x 3 1/2" (The pink is from The Fashion District mat pad by Me & My Big Ideas. The multicolored is from Tiffany's designer paper pad by We R Memory Keepers.) I glued the patterned paper to a standard A2 card. I stamped on a piece of white card stock cut at 1 3/8x 3 1/16. The stamps are from the Be Yourself stamp set by Close to My Heart. I glued (using my Zig 2 Way) the white to a piece of black (from the Tiffany's paper pad) cut at 1 7/8x 3 1/2". The very last step was to attach the mounted piece to the rest of the card using dimensional adhesives. This card was so fast and easy to make. Thanks for looking!

Imagine Love

Easy easy card. I used 1inch squares cut from the Sunshine Lollipop paper pack by Sassafras. I cut the text using the Home Accents Cricut cartridge (at 2 inches) on paper from the Fashion District Paper Pack by Me & My Big Ideas. And then adhered it all together using my Zig 2 Way Pen. (I love that thing!) I did trim a little bit off of the side of the card.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

How cool is this?

A very talented blogger is celebrating her "Blogaversary" by giving out fun goodies! Check it out here---------> Creating From The Heart.
I think that is such a neat thing to be able to do! Congratulations, Melissa!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Just Because

I made this card using black card stock. I cut the butterflies out with my Cricut using the Home Accents cartridge on some scraps of patterned paper. I also embossed the butterflies using Ranger embossing powder in Holographic. It just added a little bit of shine and sparkle to the cut outs. Each butterfly is adhered using dimensional adhesives. I trimmed the card in green ribbon and added an epoxy brad... I'm not sure who the brad is designed by, but I did purchase it at
This card so was so simple to make!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

My first upload!

This is a "Thank you" card. I used 3 stamps from stampabilities, cardstock, brown pigment ink, Versamark Ink, Black embossing powder, pattern paper, ribbon, and 2 colors of chalk ink. The Eiffel Tower is embossed and the inside of the card has "Merci" embossed in black.