Monday, November 12, 2012


I've decided to start all over...I've been feeling a bit boxed in here for several reasons, but I just can't let this blog go quite yet so I am going to leave up, but I also have some new digs!

I hope you guys will take the time to follow me over on the new spot. ;)

Thanks a bunch,


Friday, October 12, 2012

I {heart} CAS-ual Fridays

So the challenge over on the CAS-ual Fridays blog is to make a card using hearts. I'm kind of in between these days w/ my Halloween things and my Christmas things. Some days it's Halloween, some days it's Christmas, and some days (like today lol!) it's both (see my post below.) ;) When I saw the challenge for this week I immediately thought of my Gingerbread Lane stamps and dies set...


...there's a boy and a girl and hearts's just adorable. I love it.

Here are some more angles and the inside. ;)


I had fun w/ this one too, hope you guys like as well. ;)

I would love to hear your thoughts so please leave a comment if you wish. :)

Supply List:
Cardstock: PTI Dark Chocolate, Scarlet Jewel, Raspberry Fizz, and Berry Sorbet
DP: PTI Fine Linen patterned pack
Stamps: PTI Gngerbread Lane
Inks: PTI Dark Chocolate, Berry Sorbet, and Enchanted Evening
Dies: PTI Gingerbread Lane
Other: Foam Tape

Ink It Pink #15: Fall or Halloween ;)

I (of course) love the challenge going on over on the Ink It Pink Challenge Blog. Fall or Halloween? Count me in! LOL! Unfortunately I only have two Pink By Design stamp sets and one is Christmas. (I will have to try and remedy this situation soon! ;) And the other is the Mad Scientist set...but I thought some of these stamps could double for Halloween. ;) Here is my take on the challenge...


I made a pillow box to put in the goody bags for the kids for our annual Halloween party. I made the little amoeba blob into a cute little monster by adding one of the faces that come w/ the set to him. Isn't he adorable? ;) I almost (but not quite lol!) like having just the two stamp sets. It forces me to think outside the box w/ them.

Hope you like it, I had lots of fun w/ it!

I would love to hear your thoughts so please leave a comment if you wish. :)

Supply List:
Cardstock: Recollections Kraft, PTI True Black, DCWV Neutral
DP: Recollections Haunted Estate stack
Stamps: Pink By Design Mad Scientist and PTI Spooky Sweets
Inks: Tsukineko Eggplant, Wheat, and Spanish Olive, PTI True Black
Dies: PTI Mat Stack #4, Limitless Layers Ovals, and Essential Pillow Box

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Inspired By...#44 :)

I'm getting this in under the wire... :) Ain't that always the way. ;) I loved the inspiration photo over on the Inspired By...Challenge Blog. It's Halloween-y, my favorite. :) Here is my take...


I added a little pop of orange. I felt it needed it. ;)

Here is another angle and the inside.


I'm pretty proud of myself for remembering to dress up the inside of the card too! ;)
I had fun making this card, I hope you enjoy it too. ;)

I would love to hear your thoughts so please leave a comment if you wish.

Supply List:
Cardstock: PTI True Black, Vintage Cream, and Fine Linen
Stamps: PTI Mr. Bones, Happy Harlequin, and Happy Days
Inks: PTI Fine Linen, True Black, and Orange Zest
Dies: PTI Happy Days, Hello Sunshine, and Heart-2-Heart #6
Other: Foam Tape, Martha Stewart Deep Edge Punch Spooky Fence, Recollections Midnight Magic Die Cut Stack

Monday, October 8, 2012

The Inside Edition ;)

Hello all. This weeks Make It Monday #86 is hosted by Ashley Cannon Newell (LOVE HER!) She has challenged us to dress up the inside of our cards as well as the outside. I've been thinking about this for some time now. I get so caught up on the outside of the card, I forget that people read what's on the INSIDE. Duh, right. Total goofball moment. So I am taking this challenge and I am going to run with it! From now on I am going to do a little dressing on the inside of my cards as well. (At least I am going to try to! Lol!) Here is my take...(the left side is the front of the card and the right side is what's on the inside.)


I usually forget about journaling cards...I don't know why...I guess I tend to make my own, but how awesome does this work to have one on the inside of a card?! I'm such a nut. I'm sure crafters have probably been doing this for ages now. ;)

I've been loving this trend I'm seeing of just a bit of patterned paper poking out of one side or the other of a card so I have decided to try it here. I'm also still loving the negative die cut trend. ;)

Hope you like it. I had fun making it and it was so simple! I'm thinking maybe some mass production for Christmas. ;)

I would love to hear your thoughts so please leave a comment if you wish. ;)

Supply List:
Cardstock: Recollections Kraft
DP: The Christmas and Winter Stack (2011) DCWV
Stamps: PTI Happiest of Holidays, Happy Harlequin, and Snow Globe (for the inside green stars)
Inks: PTI Scarlet Jewel, True Black, and New Leaf
Dies: PTI Mat Stack #4
Other: Foam Tape

World Card Making Day Cards :)

I had limited time on Saturday in which to make my cards so I couldn't post them until today. But rest assured, they were ALL made on Saturday! :) I rarely get an opportunity to just craft all day, so that is what I did. ;) Little bit was off spending time with NaNa, and DH was at work, sooooo, this is the result... :)


This one took awhile...I was debating which pattened paper to use, then I was deciding how many diamonds to glitter, then I was glittering them up...and I was loving every minute! :) It actually turned out pretty cute. 


With this one I was still working with last week's Make It Monday technique: Glitter Tabs. I really like this technique. Just the right amount of sparkle and vintage look. ;)


Here are several more...I was on a Christmas card kick for some reason. ;) And I just really wanted to use my PTI Santa Stationary stamps! :)

Hope you enjoy them. I had a blast on Saturday just paper crafting all by my lonesome. ;)

I would love to hear your thoughts so please leave a comment if you wish.

Supply List:
I used a ton of stuff on all these cards so if you see something you are curious about, just leave a comment and I will get back to you about the product. ;)

Friday, October 5, 2012

A Pink CASE Study Christmas

I was looking at the CASE Study blog last night and the muse's card and all of a sudden I got the idea for this card. I had to wait until today to be able to make it (gotta wait til the little one is napping) and so it evolved a bit. ;) But I still like it. ;) Here it is...


I'm still waiting for Papertrey Ink's suppliers to fix the Pure Poppy and Raspberry Fizz problem so that I can order those inks, but it led me to this color combo so I can't be too perturbed. ;) I also used Dawn McVey's embossing and glitter technique for the popped up snowflakes.

Here are a few more angles and the biggest card is the muse's card from which I came up with my idea. :)


I had fun with this card too. ;) Hope you like it. I would love to hear your thoughts so please leave a comment if you wish. 

Supply List:
Cardstock: PTI Berry Sorbet, Vintage Cream, and Fine Linen
Stamps: PTI Snowflake Medley and Happiest Holidays
Inks: PTI Berry Sorbet, Fine Linen, Scarlet Jewel, and True Black
Dies: PTI Snowflake Medley and Half & Half
Other: Foam Tape, WOW Glitter by American Crafts, Clear embossing powder, heat tool