Friday, May 23, 2014

Freshly Made Sketches #137


Hi Everybody! I made todays card because: 1. I have 15 cards to make for next month for birthdays, Father's Day, Graduation and of course my husband and I, our anniversary! 2. For the Freshly Made Sketches challenge # 137.  Love this sketch, it was simple and quick. But of course I had to make it harder by trying to paper pierce the edges of the cardstock lol. For an anniversary, hearts and classic red and black are just right. I embossed the sentiment which is from Paper Smooches onto the black cardstock, which is from Stampin' Up with white embossing powder, makes it look classy. The hearts were simple to create from SU Real red cardstock and heart punches. Well I got 1 card out of the way! On to the next lol. Enjoy your day!


Friday, April 4, 2014

The Turned Up Gift Set Swap

Well I have a new post for you today lol! I recently signed up for The Turned Up Gift Set Swap on Youtube hosted by Tmika. I had a great time being creative, trying new techniques and making new items. It started my creative juices to flowing once again. I used a canning jar die from Top Dog Dies for my base and the paper that I covered the chipboard base out of is from the DCWV paper stack Tradewinds. I made the tops on my jar from some textured metallic paper by American Crafts. We had to make a handmade fabric flower, 2 matching embellishments and a tag that has been stamped, has trim and some type of dangle hanging from it and wrapped with three 24" pieces of lace.  This swap had me trying something different and coming out of my comfort zone. I was in a Vintage group and as you can see I used a lot of cream and white, which I think makes things look elegant. Here are my swaps.......

As you can see I even made hand stamped and made muslin bags to place them in! Thank you for visiting me today.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Pals January 2014 Blog Hop

Welcome to our first blog hop of 2014. This month we are excited to show you the new products available in the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog as well as a preview of the free products you can earn through Sale-a-bration at the end of January.
You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Rae Harper-Burnett's blog http://www.wildwestpapercrafts on the Pals Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

My project today is a simple, but colorful and hip thank you card and a matching envelope!


I feel a little silly that I have never used washi tape on any of my cards. This stuff is so awesome! I love that SU has it to coordinate with the decorative paper and well just about everything else. This was a fun card to make and I love how simple and easy it was to putting together the envelope, using the envelope punch board. I also have to give credit to my Stamp-a-ma-jig, it helped me to line up the word thanks easy peasy!
Here is a list of the products that I used:
Tools: Envelope punch board, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Clear C block and the On Film Framelits dies
Stamp set: Hip Notes
Cardstocks and Inks: Very Vanilla, Baked Brown Sugar, Tangerine Tango, Coastal Cabana, and So Saffron
Dimensionals and tombow glue
The next stop is Sharon Jaramillo at http://www.easypeasycards on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and  I hope to see you next month!

  1. Goldie Shaul at Punch and Stamp 
  2. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper 
  3. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space 
  4. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin' 
  5. Donna Kopenski at craftycardmaker 
  6. Peggy Noe at 
  7. Colleen Mollema at Uncanny Crafting 
  8. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains 
  9. Janice Warhank at Janice's Papercraft Playground
  10. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations 
  11. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  12. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  13. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty 
  14. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven's Retreat 
  15. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  16. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  17. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery's Owlery
  18. Linda Callahan at Stampin' Seasons 
  19. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles 
  20. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn 
  21. Shirley Sumption at Look at my Cute Stuff
  22. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  23. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards 
  24. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts 
  25. Lisa Gaines-Davis at Cherry St. Papertreats 
  26. Shannon Jaramillo at ezpeasycards 
  27. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly's Creative Corner 
  28. Sherrie Gross at Stampin Sunshine