Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Free Digi Image

Greetings! Looking for a neat way to bring in the new year? Why not give digital stamps a try. There is a free 2010 image waiting for you to download at Greeting Farm stamps here. Just look at on the right side of the page and click. Save your image in a file on your desktop and you are set to re-size and create a super cute card! Hoping I'll have the chance to create a card using the free image soon! Enjoy!

Monday, December 28, 2009

New Basic Grey

Greetings! I hope that everyone has had a restful and memorable Christmas!

Today my post features a new line from Basic Grey called Origins. I just love the combo of green and brown and that is just what this line features!

My Secret Santa at work purchased some canvas tags from the line and I just can't wait to use them.

My card uses papers from the Origins line as well as stamps from Unity's December KOM. I used distress inks and pearls from Hero. I aged the paper with my fingernails and added color to the pearls and stamped image with my Copic markers. Enjoy!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas Card 2009

Greetings! Thought I would share my Christmas card for the 2009 season.

I enjoy designing and planning my cards for Christmas WAY in advance. I planned this card back in October and her it is:

I used papers form Bo-Bunny, stamps from Hero Arts, a pop-up window from Quickutz, nail heads, embossing powders, and Smooch pearl paints.) The window opens to show a Bible verse. Inside, I added a greeting along with a mini picture of our family (wearing matching tie-dyed shirts). Enjoy!

Saturday, December 19, 2009


Greetings! Here is a little something I made (thanks to the wealth of info I find on the Quickutz gallery and my co-worker Shelly) for our brunch guests this weekend.

I found this idea on the Quickutz gallery and thought I would copy it and make a few changes for my own creation.

I used Target's hand sanitizer brand container and added a few Santa-ish items (belt (with QK nesting squares), lettering and colored suit). The guests loved it and I hope everyone takes the time to use some (hee hee). Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Greetings! My post today features some of the tags I made for my Secret Santa exchange at work.

I first decorated a little tin and titled it: "Little Bucket of Tags". I then made various tags: some tag-shaped, scalloped-shapes, cut from felt tags, and circles. Themes vary from Christmas, just for you, monster and penguins. So cute!

This is a great way to create a gift that someone can really put to use. Plus it is much quicker than creating a card.

Products used:
Stamps from Hero Arts, Our Craft Lounge, and Unity Stamps.
Papers: Basic Grey (various releases, Sassafrasslas, and felt from Creative Imaginations)
Ink: Distress Inks, Momento
Accessories: Ribbon, Copic Markers, Prism Colored Pencils and Gems.


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Digital Stamps-You're Snow Fabulous


Each year about this time, we have a card exchange at work. A few weeks back, I tried out digital stamps. I decided to use the stamp I downloaded for my exchange project. I headed to Pink Cat Studio for my stamp. I just love their images. So fun to color and decorate!

I chose an image of Lily dressed in a cozy winter coat. I colored her with my Copic markers and used a little liquid applique on her muff. (Just makes it extra cozy.)

I used papers from The Paper Company, embossing folder from Cuttlebug, gems from Hero Arts, EK boarder punch, Nestabilities label die, and tulle. The sentiment was free and included with the stamp.

Digital stamps are super versatile and because of that quality, I was able to re-size the stamp to create bag toppers for some goodies. Enjoy!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Baby Dress Card

Greetings! Long time, no posty! Yes, I have been crafting but not posting what I've made. Shame on me!

Today's post is a baby shower card I created for a co-worker. She is having a baby girl in December and I saw this and just had to make it for her.
For this card, I used the Crafty Secrets chip board template. I added my own ribbon , buttons and scalloped pocket. It was rather easy to assemble but required a lot of extra touch-ups. Enjoy!

Paper used: Imaginesence
Lace: by the yard /Irish lace from Jo Ann's
Button: FooFaLa
Punch: EK Success
Ink: Distress Ink
Template: Crafty Secrets

Friday, October 30, 2009

Copic Color Challenge Week 37

Greetings! Today's post features a card made for the Copic Color Challenge blog. Each week, the designers leave three colors to use on your creations. This week the colors are: Sand (E33), Yellowish Green (YG06) and Blush (R20). You don't have to use the exact colors, but something close, to achieve the same "look".

For the challenge, I created a card using papers from the new line from Basic Grey (Nook and Pantry). I incorporated some stitching and ribbon. My image and sentiment are from Unity Stamp Co. I also used: Coluzzle (oval template), Cuttlebug (embossing folder), ticket punch from Stampin' Up and Distress Inks/Momento. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Kazan's Sketch 38 - 2 Sketches 4 You

Greetings! Here is my post for the sketch of the week. I like how this sketch combines both squares and circles. (I always try to add some round elements to my cards and pages.)

I used my trusty Unity stamps (KOM October) on this card. Unity Stamp Co. has some great deals through October 31st. They are offering their newest stamp sets for only $3.10 with an additional purchase. Check it our here.

I also incorporated papers from Basic Grey (nook and pantry), Copic marker coloring and some stitching. I even used Diamond Glaze on the eyes of the owl. Also used: ribbon from May Arts, Cuttlebug embossing die, and goggle eyes. Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Sock Monkey: Unity Stamps

Greetings! Today's post features one of the stamps from Unity's October KOM.
This little sock monkey is so cute. I made the card for my father-in -law (he loves monkeys).

Last Sunday, he suffered a mild stroke and has since been going through several tests to see what they next step might entail.

Products Used:
Unity Stamps (KOM) (monkey and sentiment)
Copic Markers
EK Success Punch
Oval Template from Coluzzle
Ribbon from Your's Truly Archiver's
Rain Dots from Cloud 9


Monday, October 26, 2009

Breast Cancer Awareness..Fight Like A Girl

Greetings! I have some fun new things for you to try today. I have discovered the wonder and space-saving beauty of digital stamps. Several companies offer digital options; downloading images, and saving them in a file on your computer, and finally, printing them on your personal printer and paper of choice. The company Whimsie Doodles has an image for breast cancer awareness month. It is called Fight Like A Girl. If you downloaded the image before the 23rd, it was free, so I tried it out and WOW I just love it!

The image came with the girl sporting her pink ribbon shirt, a handkerchief head wrap and the sentiment Fight Like A Girl. (i just love her little boxing gloves).

Product Used:
Papers: stemma
oval cutter: coluzzle
inkessential pen
scallop punch
ticket corner punch
pink tulle
Copic markers

I hope you enjoy!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

There's A Spider on the Floor on the Floor

Greetings! So excited to show you the spiders I created! I found this idea on a Stampin' Up demonstrator's blog. Super easy and quick!
Here is what you'll need to create your own:

Med size scalloped punch (i used the blue scallop from Marvy) 2 black scallops
Stampin Up Photo Corner Punch (this punch has two sizes in one)
1/2" circle punch and 3/4 inch punch (white paper for bigger size eyeball and black for smaller)
and red cardstock for the 3/4 nose.
Adhesive for holding spider together.
Peppermint Patties

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Laura's Sketch 37-2 Sketches 4 You


Today's post features a sketch from the 2Sketches4 You team. I went with a Halloween theme for my card. I used stamps from Stampendous and lots of coloring with my Copic markers. I added stitching with my machine and a bow to finish it off.

Papers: Basic Grey Ribbon: May Arts

I have some new goodies to share with you in the next few days so come back and visit soon!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Unity Challenge Week 5

Greetings! Here with another Unity Challenge. This week's assignment: create a card using something from around your home that you would not typically use in paper crafting.

After much thought I came up with bon bon candy wrappers. I used them as background paper as well as matting for my image.

I also incorporated some Basic Grey (Indian Summer) patterned paper as well as a BINGO card and some stitching. Images are from Unity (of course) and I did some coloring with my Copic markers.

Hope you enjoy!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Give Me The Candy Or Else

Greetings! Fall is here and no time than the present to make Halloween cards! Today's post features the Archiver's exclusive stamps from Stampendous. In this pack you receive, a Dracula, Kitty, two sentiments and a tiny candy corn image. I used my Quickutz nesting die, paper piercing tool, Copic markers, flock, pumpkin flocked embellishment, Cuttlebug folder, EK punch and FINALLY some ribbon. Lots of product and lots for lots of fun. ENJOY!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Laura's Sketch 36

Greetings! Yet another gloomy day here in Minnesota. A great day for making cards! Today my post features a great sketch from the ladies at 2Sketches4You.
Here is how to create yours:
Cut card stock to 4.25X5.5.
Next cut Basic Grey pattern papers to 4x2.5 and 4x4.
Scallop cut the bottom paper.
Stamp sentiment onto ribbon (with Stazon) and add lace on either side of ribbon with a glue dot.
Stamp fish bowl image (from Unity Stamps) Punch out scallop shape.
Color with Copic markers and add Diamond glaze to bowl.
Punch 3/4 inch circles and cover with Smooch Pearlized Ink, stamp heart image.
Add pop-dots to main image and heart circles.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Kazan's Sketch 36

Greetings! Here is another fun card sketch from 2 Sketches 4 You. I love having the chance to concentrate on the layout of my cards vs. the product and their challenges allow you to do just that.
On this card, I have used the new Jenni Bowlin papers which I love so very much. They are VINTAGE to the max! I have also used stamps and sentiment from Unity Stamps. I love altering the look of buttons. Buttons can be easily altered by simple adding some Diamond Glaze or Glossy Accents on the back of the button and cutting around the edge of your paper of choice. Hope you enjoy!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Unity Challenge Week 2

Greetings! It's a new week and that means a new challenge at Splitcoast for the Unity Bachelor Challenge. This week: create a card using one piece of pattern paper, glitter (sparkle) and two buttons, (Unity Stamps only).
So I used more papers from Nana's Kitchen (DCWV) and my trusty EK Success punch and of course, my Copic markers. Added some glitters and I'm done. Her is what I created. Enjoy!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Fun with Our Craft Lounge!

Greetings! Just wanted to show a cute pic from this year's Scrapfest Crop Around Town event. Had a great time with the Our Craft Lounge girls. What a fun bunch of craftin' gals. Here is a picture of the cropping crew!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Laura's Sketch 35

Greetings! My post today features another sketch from 2 Sketches 4 You. I have really enjoyed participating in challenges. It makes me think outside the box. My cards just start to look different and it keeps the ball a-rollin'.
For this challenge, I used Unity Stamps from the August KOM (camera and sentiment). I also incorporated papers from the Abbey Road collection from MME. When I first saw the papers, I knew I had to have them. I love all the signage.
Coloring was done with my Copic markers and I added the arrow with my Quickutz and border punch form EK Success. The ticket is from Tim Holtz. Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Greetings! Quick post today. I love the new line form Making Memories called Vintage Findings! It has so many cute little items to add to your creations. Today I want to show you the pill box tin I altered. I used a pill box from the Vintage Findings collection as well as papers from Basic Grey(Indian Summer). The tiny label is also from the MM collection. Too fun! The mini mints are from the Smalltoids tin I purchased. They need to be tiny! Enjoy.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Unity Bachelor Challenge Week 1

Greetings! I love card challenges and Unity Stamps has got a great one starting this week. The challenge was to create a card using the colors black, red and green. The theme had to be based on a first date card. Unity stamps has this challenge continuing for the next several weeks. It is based on the Bachelor Show (hence the name of my post). For more info, click here.
So here is my card using: patterned paper form Cosmo Cricket, EK Success punches, stamps from Unity (KOM August), paper ribbon, distress inks, and my Copic markers.

BTW, I had a fabulous weekend working the Crop Around Town Event at Archiver's. Friday night, we had Little Yellow Bicycle come out and I met Sharon Ann, who was very sweet I might add.
On Saturday, the Our Craft Lounge girlies came out and we had a ton of fun! They provided the customers with some cute projects and coloring with Copics! I had the chance to connect with some people from OCL as well as past Archiver employees. Enjoy!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Greetings! Lots going on in the craft space of late. I have been using all the cool stamps from Unity's KOM. I get excited to stamp just looking at them. My post today features a dragonfly image coupled with the sentiment "follow your heart". Products used: Basic Grey (Junebug), May Arts ribbon and Copic markers. I also utilized my Coluzzle for the circle shape. Hoping I can break free from the Junebug collection soon. I have made at least 6 posts with it. The paper pack is getting smaller and smaller. (That's a good thing, right?) Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Laura's Sketch 34

Greetings! The team at 2 Sketches 4 You posts a card challenge each week on Monday. This week I decided to play along and here is what I created:

Papers are from Basic Grey (Indian Summer). Stamps are from Unity's KOM (August). Other items used: Copic markers, Smooch Pearl Ink, Hero Arts glitter, ribbon from Archiver's (Your's Truly), Nestabilities, pinking shears, Martha Stewart punch and Hero Arts Gems. Oh and a little stitching with my machine:) Enjoy!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Slider Card

Greetings! I saw this super cute card idea on one of my favorite blogs and thought I would share my version of it. Dawn's Stamping Thoughts is the place where you can view an actual video of the card. Easy and super quick!
You will need one special tool and that is the Stampin Up Word Window Punch.
My version uses a cute little butterfly and some tiny flowers from Hero Arts. I found all of these images in the Thinking of You Set.
I used Junebug papers from Basic Grey...I can't seem to get enough of this line (polka dots, puppies and scallops, what's a girl not to like?)
Finished up with some coloring and TA-DA!! Hope you enjoy and check out the video!

Friday, September 4, 2009

School Days Tag

Greetings! School started last week for my oldest (2nd grade) and Wednesday will be my son's last first day of preschool. As I stated in my previous post, I have now started to receive the Unity Stamps, Kit of the Month (KOM). In the August kit, I received all sorts of images, but one I enjoy most is the school house. So why not make up some cute little tags for teachers and my daughter's lunch box?!
I used some pre-cut tags from the Paper Co. found at Archiver's in the 1.99 bin. I love these little tags-all ready for someone to ink up!
Before I stamped my image, I used my ink applicators from Ranger and some of their Distress Inks (Worn Corduroy and Broken China). This ink works best for distressing papers.
After I inked and stamped, I colored the image with my Copic markers. I have placed a lot of effort on shadowing and depth lately. I am improving as I practice. :)
Lastly, I added some ribbon from American Crafts (ABCs and Polka Dot Green. I attached one with a tie and the other with staples. (The mini paper clips are from Tim Holtz.)
Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Oh Happy Day!

Greetings, from the state with the most food to choose from on a stick!
The post I have to share with you tonight is all about happiness. The stamps (image and sentiment) are from Unity (Kit of the Month). I am now an official kit member. I really like Unity stamps and now I get them sent to me each month. They have so many fun- to- color images. You can become a KOM member too by clicking on the link.
Papers are from Basic Grey (Junebug) and scallop punch from EK Success. I colored the image with my Copic markers and inked the background (sky) with Blue Denim distress ink.
Hope to have more for you soon! Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Doggy Doggy Where's Your Card?

Greetings! Enjoying the last part of my summer...what's left anyway. Looks like today we will actually see the sun.
Today's post features some cards I whipped up yesterday. I purchased the product long ago, but it has finally made its way to the craft table. These little doggy cards were created with papers from the Junebug line from Basic Grey, this particular paper is called Aggie. I just cut the dog images out and added some pop-dots. Polka dots are my favorite and I found these brown ones on the back of some papers from imaginecsence. The paper strip was again cut from some BG papers and then punched with an EK Success boarder punch-loves those too. Sentiment was created with stamps from Gelatins.
Archiver's has decided to carry Natural cardstock (color name) and I just love it! It goes along with all the brown and distressed papers I enjoy using.
I also purchased some denim at JoAnn's to attempt die cutting it with my Cuttlebug. On this card I cut some flowers with my Quickutz die and stitched it together to add the ruffles. Lastly, I added a button. Too much fun.
Just purchased some polka dotted felt from Creative Cafe that I will showcase on some soon to be made cards. Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Home Sweet Home

Greetings! There is a lot of tornadic activity right now. The sirens have been going off every few minutes. So I think we are in the all clear now:)
Anyway, today's post has to do with homes. What kind of home do you live in? A small one, a BIG one, or one that is just right for you? My exercise instructor recently purchased a home in West St Paul. She already owns a home in Woodbury, but wants to move closer to her grandaughter, so she bought a new home.
I received a blackboard album from Cosmo Cricket a ways back when they hosted the Crop Around Town event for Scrapfest. So here I am posting what I created with it. I used papers from the Basic Grey line (Junebug) and added quotes, stamps from Unity Stamps and all sorts of die cuts.
My favorite part that I added is the tule from the chimney. I love it!
Hope you enjoy!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Get Well Card

Greetings! I had my vacation away from the kids last week and got a lot of scrapbooking done. So here I am today posting a card my husband asked me to make for one of his coworkers. He told me to not make it girlie. This got me to wonder, do I have any masculine stamps? No I don't. So I headed to Michael's to purchase some Jolee's By You. I found a fish and deer set.
That leads me to today's post: Get Well Soon (with fish).
I used the standard card size on this card. I added some embossing with my Cuttlebug and papers from BG (Periphery). Ribbon/jute from Michaels. Enjoy.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Sweet Pea

Greetings! It is cloudy day in St Paul. Many people are wondering if summer is over.:) I find that this type of weather day makes for the best naps. I WILL NOT; however, be taking a nap today...I have to go to work this afternoon.
I will be using the post-delay setting on this post......work now, play later. I like that don't you?
Today's post features some stamps I received some time ago from Unity Stamp company. The set is called Little Me. Papers used are from Cosmo Cricket (Early Bird) love the vintage feel! So many companies are creating a vintage lines-Making Memories, K & Co. and of course Cosmo. It is so nice to have papers distressed and almost ready to go.
Coloring is done with my Copic markers. I really tried to blend the colors and add shading on this one. Background on image is inked with my Distress Inks (Broken China). Enjoy!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Just Saying Hello

Greetings! Just playing around with some more of the Basic Grey 1.99 stamps from the Archiver's Hot Spot. This stamp set includes the boy image as well as frog, soccer ball and fly. I saw these and thought they would be fun to color.
I paired the stamps with some papers from Basic Grey (Mellow) and Ribbon from Bazzill. Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Crackle Paints from Ranger

Greeting! New product day today. Trying to show you more stuff that I am seeing not only on blogs but also in the stores. Today's post is all about Crackle Paint. Tim Holtz has a ton of new products, one of them is called Crackle Paint. Years ago, I used something similar but it didn't have the color in it. It was more of a coat of paint you added after you painted the original color...and it DID NOT have the distress affects this stuff has. Jennifer McGuire has lots of these video tutorials, which I love because you can really get a sense of how the products work plus you get a TON of ideas. See them here on her blog.
The card I used the paint on is made with Junebug from Basic Grey. I simply punched a circle from tag board and painted it with the crackle medium. I then sped up the drying process with my heat gun. (You will have to enlarge the picture to see the distressing done withthe green paint.)
This card was made for my friend Tara who not only celebrates he birth date but also her birthday week and month. CRAZY WOMAN! Enjoy!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Cute Little Stamps

Greetings! It has been quite some time since my last post. Not only have we been very busy doing"summer" things, but I have also been waiting to post these birthday cards for my mom and mother-in law. My mom and mother-in-law share the same birth date. (I don't want to spoil the surprise now, do I?)
Today's post features some of the cute little stamps in the $1.99 bin at Archiver's. I love the Matrushka dolls. They are really quite fun to color too! All those little details!! I used papers form Basic Grey's new paper line called Junebug. They have all sorts of cool quilt like patterns in this pad. I also used tiny paper clips from Tim Holtz. The clips are miniature and come in copper, antique gold and pewter.
My mother-in -law loves layered cards so I added as much stuff as I could. Flowers are from Hero Arts - inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink and topped off with Hero Arts gem. I hope you enjoy these cards!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Happy Fourth of July

I hope you are having fun getting ready for the 4th of July! This year we are celebrating early with our neighbors and friends with a cookout on Friday! It is so much fun getting together with everyone!
My post today features a Stampendous exclusive found only at Archiver's. The stamp set has a Lady Liberty and Uncle Sam image as well as fireworks, Happy 4th of July and United We Stand sentiment. I used papers from Reminisce and dies from Spellbinders. I also added some ribbon from May Arts and Distress Ink from Ranger. Coloring as always was done with my Copic markers. Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Flower Soft-Thank Yous

Greetings !
Today's post features some cards I made using Flower Soft. Flower Soft is a product which adds a dimensional look to your cards and scrapbook pages. (It looks like little shaved eraser bits.)
I used the product on an image I stamped on my last post, except I omitted the flower portion of the image. I cut a slit in the pot and added flower soft to florist wire with tacky glue. The flowers appear 3-D. I then colored the image with Copics and pop dotted the can to the card. The papers used are from Basic Grey (Porcelain). Other products used are from Hero Arts ( flowers/gems), Distress Ink (Ranger) word punch ( Stampin' Up) ribbon (Bazzill) and Glimmer Mist (pearl colored). On the other card I simply added the Flower Soft directly to the stamped image (over the flower area) and made the image look 3-D like. Again , I used similiar paper and products. Hope you enjoy!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Bunches of Thanks

Greetings! Today is a semi-gorgeous day in St Paul. The temperatures are down but the sun is not up. Looks like it is going to rain but it doesn't. Nevertheless, I am enjoying the break from the air conditioning...nothing like keeping the windows open all day.
Today's post features some papers from Adorn-It. The paper has a collage of images on it ranging from birds and flowers to text (Plant Seeds of Joy). I used a stamp image from Hero Arts I found at Archiver's. The stamp comes in package with the flowers in a watering can, bunches of thanks sentiment and a few other small images. I colored them with my Copic markers and used Ranger's distress ink with the ink applicator to add color to the white and edges. Finally, I finished up with a little tulle in the color green on one card and polka dot black on the other. Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Pink and Orange Challenge...Just A Little Something

Greetings! Oh come back great shining thing in the sky! I hope summer is not lost!!!
Today my post features another fun card challenge sponsored by Pink Persimmon stamps. They are presenting 13 different challenges throughout the summer months and this week they ask you to create a card with the colors orange and pink!
My card uses papers from K&Co. Citrus line and stamps from Stampendous. This is an older set but I love all the cute little puny sayings it includes. I also added a fabric tag which I had in my stash of ancient left-overs. Coloring is done with Copic markers and glittering with my Stardust (clear) pen. Enjoy!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Train Album

Greetings! Rain , rain and more rain! So glad..we really needed it! I spent much of my weekend organizing and crafting. I made my daughter's teacher a kite with transferred pictures of the class in the shape of a cross. The kite is a decorative one..it will never be able to fly. I hope she likes it.
Today's post is another gift creation. Father's Day is coming up in a couple of weeks and I created something for my dear old dad. Last Father's Day, we went on a free train ride courtesy of Burlington Northern-Santa Fe Railroad.
I created my own train with an album from Maya Road and papers from Crate. The papers are from a collection I purchased years ago called Cowboy. Other products used: Distress Ink, Metro QuicKutz alphabet and Zig Writer.
Hope you enjoy!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

First Annual Ultimate Card Showdown

Greetings! Today is a gorgeous day in the Twin Cities! Can't wait to get out and do some more gardening today! We planted a lot and just need to add some finishing touches!
Today I'm posting a card I made for 2 skteches 4 you . They are having their first annual Ultimate Card Showdown! Can't wait to get it posted and ready for viewing.
I went with one of Hanna Stamps Sophie the Moose stamps for my image. I love all of the little moose but this one is too cute! I colored her with my Copic makers and used papers from My Mind's eye. I even did a little machine sewing on this card. The sentiment is one of my personal creations, "Welcome to Moosehood." Enjoy!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Splish Splash

Greetings! The past few days have been really warm and windy. It has finally cooled off a bit and we have our hairdos back! Whew! (Don't mess with the hair, man!)
This week had been filled with busy busy busy! It is my final weeks of classes. I will be teaching a little this summer which I am very excited about. It will keep me in somewhat of a "school mode"and that makes for an easier transition to fall.:) In the past few days, I have made graduation hats (for my infants) and really classy parent/child letters that the parents in my class receive as gifts. Needless to say, it has left me for little time in my craftin' space.
BUT WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I do have something to show today. (You say: HOW EXCITING!)
Today's post features a card I made for our neighbor's girlfriend, Hilary. (That's Hilary with ONE "L" not two like my sister.) The card was made with some SUPER cute paper I got at Archiver's. It caught my eye because of the cute little goulashes. (Now that is a word I had to spell check.)
She celebrated her 40th birthday last week so I decided to make her a card using the paper. I cut out one pair of boots and titled the card, "Splish Splash". I added my own sentiment on the inside reading: I hope your birthday is a BIG splash.
I used QK Summer dies from a couple of years back to add the water splashes. Other products used: Stampin Up Photo Punch and Diamond Glaze. Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Blue Flowers For A Blue Day

Greetings! Here is a great thank you card using stamps from Penny Black. The papers are from BG and My Mind's Eye. Hope the sun comes back soon here in Minnesota! Enjoy!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Life is Sweet

Greetings! OK I have done this stamp set before, but I'm doing something different this time. This card features stamps from
Our Craft Lounge
. I love these stamps. So fun to color and who doesn't love eating an ice cream sundae? I used papers from DCWV and a lot of tulle. Tulle is the best! Not only does it look great, it works great too. You can get a lot more stretch out of it than ribbon. And it is SUPER cheap! Enjoy!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Dump Truck Birthday Boy Card

Greetings! Paige had her school program tonight. It was titled "We Are Sheep". One can only begin to imagine the songs and lines that were recited!:) Anyway, here I am with another post today. I know everyone needs a birthday card idea or two, so here is one for the little boys in your life. I used Technique Tuesdays set of Things That Go. It includes all sorts of cars, tucks and planes. What sold me was the train set in the images. Love it! I used my Copics to color the truck and papers that I found in the clearance section at work. Who doesn't love clearance papers? I even put my screw brads to good use on this one. ( I have been venturing out of my comfort zone these days!) Hope you enjoy! BAAAAA!
Here is one of my kids favorite you tube videos/songs. It fits the theme from tonight. (Check out the sheep playing the guitar!)

WANTED.....Funky Design Gang Member

Greetings! Here is a pinch of info about me:
Mother of two children (7 and 4)
Cardmaker for over 10 years
Scrapbooker 8 years
Crafting Instructor for 5 years (cardmaking and scrapbooking)
Paper Fanatic
LOVE to create, alter and design with stamps!
Here are some samples of my work hope you enjoy: