Sunday, May 26, 2013

Some Birdy Loves You!

Hello fellow crafters!
I wanted to share a recent card I made using my Cricut and a My Pink Stamper stamp set. Let me know if you like it! 



Saturday, May 25, 2013

Sending love your way!


I created the following card to give to a family friend. I colored an image with my copic makers that I printed out on my computer. I have entered this into the following challenges:
One Stop Craft Challenge # 230 
Charisma Cardz Challenge # 20
Bearly-Mine Challenges- Anything Goes
Whimsy Stamps Challenge # 59

Let me know what you think!

 Close up of stickles and enamel accents

Inside - Stamped sentiment and Mickey icon punch

Image: Printed out- colored with Copics
Designer Paper: K&Company- Brenda Walton- Small Wonders- 12X12 Boy
Punch: EK Success- Disney Mickey Icon Medium Punch
Stamps: My Pink Stamper- Handle With Care
Ink: VersaFine- Onyx Black
Embellishments: Enamel Accents- Black, Stickles- White, Jelly Roll Doodles  

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Have an ICE Day!

Good Morning!

Last night I made a card to enter in the following challenges:
Bearly-Mine Challenge -Anything Goes Challenge
Sister Act  -Challenge # 7
Five Simple Things -Anything Goes
Whimsy Stamps -Anything Goes
One Stop Craft Challenge  -Anything Goes
Wags'n Whiskers  -Anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenges2 -Just Checking




Cardstock: Recollections
Image: Stamp From Joann Fabrics
Ribbon: Michaels Brand
Copics: B000, C1, FY1
Doodles: Jelly Roll Pens

Monday, May 20, 2013

A Curious Pup!

Good Evening!
I created a card today to enter into the Muse Challenge # 18, I used similar colors and I wanted to incorporate a butterfly into my project like the card posted on Muse Card Club.


If you are looking for the studio file freebies click on the link on the bottom of the page under the recipe section. 


Close Up # 1

Close Up # 2


Cardstock: Recollections 
Patterned Paper: Paper Studio 12 X 12 Pack 
Ink: Tim Holtz -Broken China/Peeled Paint
Embellishments: Stickles - Silver, Pebbles - Pearlescent Chalks, Gelly Roll # 727 Glitter Pen, Souffle # 944 Gel Pen
Silhouette Print/Cut Image: Click to Download for Free - Butterfly - Dog

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Love Birds...

Good Evening!
I created a card tonight for Bearly-Mine Challenge # 86. In this challenge you had to pick 3 items form a list of 9 to use. I used to the following items: pink/blue combo, diecut and ribbon. I have also added this to the Silhouette Challenge # 1.  Let me know what you think!

Click here to download the Love Birds print and cut studio file from my google docs! 




Paper: Quite Contrary-Jack and Jill 6X6 Designer Pad
Ink: Tim Holtz - Faded Jeans
Punch: Martha Stewart - Drippy Goo
Ribbon: Offray 3mm - White (colored with copics)

Summer Flowers: Sentiment Free Sundays # 1

Good Afternoon,
I hope everyone is having a relaxing Sunday! I have been working on making some cards, I decided I wanted to make a stash of cards without any sentiments on them. I figured I could grab one when Im in a rush for any occasion! I thought I could use this idea to start a series called Sentiment Free Sundays! Today will be my first post in this series, I hope to see you along the way!
This is a simple card made with scrap paper in my stash. I used a Peachy Keen Stamp with Momento Tuxedo Black ink as the main flower. First I stamped the flower on white scrap paper. Next I scanned the image into my computer. I then used my Silhouette to cut out the shape of the image. I colored that flower with copic markers. As always I used the same scrap papers to spice up the inside of the card! I think it turned out so cute, very fun and bright! Let me know what you think!



Friday, May 17, 2013

Fishing You a Happy Birthday...

Good Morning!
It is my Uncles 70th birthday, my mom wanted to give him a fishing card because he is obsessed with fishing. This is what I can up with... I entered it into the following challenge:
Dutch Dare Card Challenge # 217
This is a recipe challenge... here is the recipe: 1 image, 1 sentiment, 2 patterned papers, 3 embellishments
Here are my 3 embellishments:
1. String glued to the image over the fishing line
2. Glossy accents over the water areas
3. Black enamel dots in the lower left corner


 Close up of the glossy accents and string


Good Luck Alligator

Good morning,
Last night I made a card for one of our counselors at work. It is his last day today, he will be missed immensely by the staff and students. I tried to make his card masculine so I used a blue/green/brown color combination. I stamped my image and sentiment using momento tuxedo black ink and colored them with copic markers. I also used the elegant edges cartridge for my stamped image. I entered this card into the following challenge:
Charisma Cardz Challenge # 19



Wednesday, May 15, 2013


Good morning!

I have another card I would like to share with everyone. This card will be entered in the following challenges:

The Front

The inside 

I created this card with some paper I had in my stash. I used copic markers to color the image. I also inked around the edges with momento ink in rich cocoa and added bakers twine to the front. I took a scrap from the front of the card and adhered it to the inside. Let me know what you think.


Monday, May 13, 2013

Birthday Card

Here is a quick birthday card I made that I will be entering in the following challenges:
Die Cuttin Diva's Challenge #114
The Pink Elephant TPE199
Let me know what you think.


Saturday, May 11, 2013

Monthly Scrapbooking Layout - March # 3

Here is my scrapbook page for March. I was on spring break and went hiking with my mom, we also celebrated Easter and visited my grandmother. She had recently fallen out of bed and broke her nose but she is hanging in there! We also went bowling a few times and celebrated Erik's birthday! Below is the double layout followed by close ups of some of the embellishments. I colored some recollections bling with a pink sharpie. I used some embellishments from Hobby Lobby, the rose was personalized with doodles and such. The easter egg and Disney characters were created on the Silhouette. If you would like either cut file let me know! I also stamped and embossed the month as well as doodled around it with a jelly roll pen.


Monthly Scrapbooking Layout - February # 2

Good evening all!

Tonight I will be posting hopefully the past 2 months of my monthly scrapbooking layout. Here is February - my boyfriend and I went to The Great Wolf Lodge Inn WI. It is an indoor waterpark. I made a studio file on my Silhouette of the lodge logo. I also inked the edges, I think it turned out really great. As always if you want any of my Studio files let me know!


I think it turned out really great.


Thursday, May 9, 2013

Monthly Scrapbooking Layout - January # 1

This year I decided to create a 12 x 12 double page layout each month. This will keep me scraping throughout the year and motivate me to do something fun each month! It has been working very well so far. The only problem I have is when I want to put lots of pictures on my double layout and they do not fit. I will be posting the first few months this weekend then I will post each month as the year continues. I also want to try and make a video of the next month, we will see how that goes! Here is January.


Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Photoshop Panoramic

I received a DSLR Nikon camera for Christmas and decided to purchase Adobe Photoshop along with it. I have been watching videos and trying to teach myself how to use it. On a recent trip to Disney World I took a few pictures of a painting on the wall so I could try and photoshop the picture together into 1 panoramic, below is what I came up with. I also used the free transform to fix the perspective as much as possible. It has some lighting issues but that will come with practice. Let me know what you think, it was originally 4 images!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Mothers Day Card

Here is a card I made for Mothers Day that I plan on entering into the following challenges:
Cardz TV Challenge "There's No Other Like My Mother" CTV #29
Celebrate the Occasion: Challenge # 111
My Craft Spot: Monday Post # 96
Hiding in My Craft Room # 96
Cut It Up Challenge # 18

I created the card using my Silhouette, I created a cut file from a coloring book page. This card is very fitting for me because my mom and I always joke around and "bug" each other! Let me know what you think and if you would like the Studio cut file I can email it to you just send me a message.

Bridal Shower Card

One of my good friends is getting married and I attended her shower over the weekend. I decided to make her a card matching her black and white invitations. I didn't want to create a standard card so I found a creative alternative from Teachdanz. I used the Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge along with paper from a Hobby Lobby white and black stack. I cut out the words on my Silhouette since the cuts can be more intricate. The inside is embossed with a hearts folder from Hobby Lobby and I used the computer to print my sentiment on Vellum before attaching it with brads. I wanted black brads and I didn't have any so I just colored the brads with a black sharpie. Even though my friends theme is black and white I thought a pop of color would really add a nice touch. I used a glitter tape roll from Michaels to add a strip of color to the card. Hope you like it! I will be entering this card in the following challenges, check them out and play along:
Paper Playtime Ch. # 9 
Hiding in My Craft Room # 96


About Me


I have been crafting for a handful of years and have decided to finally attempt my own blog. Im both excited and nervous about this new adventure. I will post about the following topics: scrapbooking, card making, cooking, DIY, home decor and more! I love to use my imagination and create new things, hopefully you will join me in this journey. I plan to start small, I will be posting every Monday for Card Design Mondays. I also will post the last day of each month with a monthly scrapbook layout. 

When Im not crafting I enjoy the outdoors, sports, animals, my dogs and vacations! Here is a picture of my two dogs swimming during our vacation in Florida.