Monday, December 26, 2011

My very first diaper cake

I had fun making this diaper cake, my theme as you can see was wild animals.My brother in-law & sister-in-law, were blessed with a new baby boy on Oct 25th, 2011.I watched multiple videos on you-tube & combined their instructions to make my own design.Hope you enjoy.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Welcome Baby Banner-Create a critter Cartridge

My first project using my Expression 2 is this Welcome Baby Miguel Baby banner.I used the Create a critter cartridge for all the animals & lettering on here, I believe the onesie is from Accent essentials.The bottom picture has my oldest & youngest kids(adults) I mean.Hope you enjoy I had fun creating this & my brother in law & sister in law loved this.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

My new Cricut Expression 2

I just bought a new cricut expression 2, I'm in love already.I will be learning how to use this & hopefully posting new images of things I'm learning to create along the way.So Excited.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Birthday Wishes Card

Here is another card I made using scraps, the flower is from graduation announcements where I only used outside of die cut.The card base I put through the cuttlebug emboss plate polka dots, used distress ink, black soot across all of the polka dots.The rhinestone on flower & birthday wishes die cut were from $1 bin at Michael's.Ribbon die cut is spellbinders.Thanks for looking.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Emboss Distress Birthday card

I tried this emboss distress technique that I learned from: I stamped my butterfly with emboss stamp pad on a white card stock base all over in different directions, then used clear embossing powder, melted with my heat gun, I then used Tim Holtz distress inks(scattered straw) & (broken china) randomly over the whole card front after I used a paper towel to wipe the distress ink off of the embossed butterflies.I then stamped happy birthday onto white card stock, & used my SU oval punch to cut the happy birthday out, then slid Broken china distress ink around the edges.The yellow flower is a revolution die cut, I cut 2 of them out of bright yellow card stock & distressed them with CTMH ink (sunflower)glued them together & also to left top of card.I then pop dotted the Happy birthday to the top of the flower.Hope you enjoy my card, I had fun making this one.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Class of 2011; Kashmir

Here is the graduation announcement I made for my niece Kashmir, congratulations I'm so proud of you.
I used Quickutz letters & numbers & also Revolution dies for flower, leaf & flourish.For the white dots I used  Ranger Inks, enamel accents in white.I just love how this came out.Hope you all enjoy looking.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Easy Peasy Pinwheel card

I made this super easy card from a youtube video.
On we are doing a weekly thread on Card of the week, our host Michelle is awesome, every week she comes up with new styles to make.It keeps my creative mojo going strong. For this card I again used all of my scraps to make it.Hope you enjoy my card.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Happy birthday card

Once again I have pulled out my scraps to make yet another Birthday card.Recently I have been buying Martha Stewart punches from Michaels. I use my 40% off coupon to purchase one every month.I LOVE them, so easy to use & yet so elegant a look they give to my cards.The stamp is Stampin Up from some years back, I colored the birds, branches & leaves with my Copic Markers not sure which colors I used as this stamped & colored image was in my scraps.I also used my color box chalk chestnut roan to ink around the edges of card.

Friday, April 8, 2011

My new Gratitude Journal

Right now at our church we're doing a a time to Regenerate. One of the things they are asking of us is to start something new, so I have decided to start a Gratitude Journal.It is an Old Quaker tradition, daily you are to write down one thing you are grateful for. I picked blues & greens, flowers & butterflies.These are some of my favorite things in life. 
All of my papers came from DCWV "The Green Tea stack". I used my quickutz die cuts of 2 different butterflies and also mini dragonfly & butterfly die cuts.The green & white polka dot ribbon is from my stash, I never can remember where I get my ribbon from because I can never seem to pass any up.The black epoxy stickers that spell out Gratitude Journal are from creative imaginations.Along the top & bottom of the banner I used my new MS border punch, I think it gives it an elegant touch.
Hope you enjoy my Gratitude Journal!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Simple box birthday card!

I made this card from a tutorial on you tube. Here is the link;
This card is for my brother in law Miguel's 40th bday.We are having a surprise party for him on Saturday & I wanted to make something different for him.Hope you like it.I used all my scraps again on this card.It's been lots of fun trying to find exactly the right card stock & designer paper to match up with just scraps, but my scrap drawers are finally going down somewhat.Have a wonderfully blessed weekend.

When you open the card it's a lil box inside.I think I might make some confetti with a quickutz birthday candle die cut to go inside.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Pop-up Gift Card Holder

I made this card that was found here;

Pop-up Gift Card Holder

Over on we have a weekly thread where our host posts a new card each Saturday.It was hard getting the  score lines in the correct spot,but once you have that down it works wonderfully.It  holds a gift card & looks incredible.Thanks for taking the time to look.Have a blessed weekend.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Happy Valentines Card

I made this card using my cricut.I don't use my Cricut very often, because I'm kinda intimidated by all the cartridges you need & I only have 2 so far.I'm going to try to use it more often this year along with my resolution to use my scraps up I have decided to make using my Cricut another resolution too.Well I hope you enjoy this  card & hope my hubby does too.It's for him for Valentine's Day.

Monday, February 7, 2011

House Mouse & Friends Challenge #88-All About Hearts

This card is made with 5x5 white CS.Using pink 5x5 CS on the top of card base. I then  pulled out my Martha Stewart around the page punch (loops heart) & white CS also in 5x5 & punched each corner then proceeded to finish all around my 5x5.Then I made a 3.5x3.5 square of a deeper pink CS & used the (loops heart) on the corners only.I stamped my House Mouse stamp (Make A Wish 02)with Memento tuxedo black ink on a 3x3 piece of white CS.Stamped hearts in a blowing pattern across the 3x3square, to make it look like the mouse was blowing hearts as he was blowing candle out on cupcake.I used my Copic markers B0000,B02,B12,W3,
E30,E11,E93,Y04,R20, & RV21, for all the stamped images.I then matted my 5x5 pink CS onto card base then followed that with the 5x5( loops heart) white CS, then came the dark pink 3.5x3.5 & on top of that came my 3x3 stamped CS.I die cut a heart from same pink CS  on top of card base & pop dotted it onto the cupcake.I then stamped Birthday Wishes onto light pink CS & matted that onto dark pink CS, I also pop dotted this too.I used 4 of the hearts from leftovers from punch image & adhered these to each corner.I made a bow out of baby pink fine ribbon & adhered it to the top of card.Everything on here was from my scraps.Hope you enjoy this card.I had a blast making it.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Lifestyle Crafts & Life As Lou February Die Cutting Contest!

They are having this amazing contest over at Life as Lou's blog they are giving away an Epic6 and dies. I'm so excited and hope to win.Hop on over to this blog and give yourself a chance to win.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Thank you card

I made this card from scraps again, I've been reorganizing my scrapping space & found that I have 6- 12x12 drawers full of scraps.I needed to use these up & make room for some awesome scrapbook paper I have under my desk.So I have been only using scraps for every card I make lately.The stamp is one I bought at a yard sale, I love this stamp.I used my copics to color this image & stickles for the middle of the flowers.I roughed up the edges with my distress tool & cut out square to fit my stamped & matted image into.Hope you enjoy this card.have a Happy Saturday.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

My New Rubber Stamp Shelves

I bought these 2 shelving units from a local party supply store that is closing down.I paid $10 a piece, these are the exact shelves I had in my mind that I wanted.I painted the inside backs white & touched up the black paint where needed.They fit all my stamps perfectly, my hubby said I don't need anymore because there is no more room.He just doesn't see that I can fit plenty more up here, HEHE.I hope you enjoy this, I was so excited to find these shelves & still am amazed at my luck.My bff told me about store closing around a month ago & I never made it over there, but last week I was nearby & had just made $30 from my cleaning job & decided to go check it out ,soooooo that's how I  happened to have the money for them.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Happy Anniversary-Joy Fold Card

Every week over on, we have a new card style post to make different types of cards.This was week of Jan 23rd, it is the joy fold card.I decided to make a Happy Anniversary card for my Hubby, who is quite possibly the best hubby ever.Sorry I'm just prejudiced that way.We will be celebrating 24 years together.
Ok now back to the card.The video on this card came from youtube: mp;feature=... I used CTMH double sided cardstock & outdoor denim ink.The 1Corinthians stamp is from The heart punch is one I've had forever & can'remember where I got it. The scalloped circle & other circle are from CM.The designer ppr is from My Mind's Eye.,Happy anniversary stamp is from Sweet Pea Stamps.The green velour ribbon is from my ribbon stash,I couldn't tell you where I bought it because I have an incredible ribbon addiction.I inked around the edges of everything, I love how inking looks on my cards I feel it gives them a finished look.Thanks for coming to see  & I hope you enjoy my card.I will be posting about 2 new shelves I bought & repainted soon.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Monday, January 17, 2011

Valentines Day Card

I die cut these hearts with quickutz & red scrap cardstock, matted them on black squares.Stamped whole card with CTMH barn red ink,hearts & arrows stamp.Cut black ric-rac to fit across top of card & glued down. I added 2 red brads on each side of heart stamped with "You are always in my heart".Adhered all hearts to black mats then adhered to card front.Hope you enjoy this card.I'm gonna give to my hubby for valentine's day.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Waltzingmouse Makes...: ...Spellbound!

Waltzingmouse Makes...: ...Spellbound!: "So have you been watching the new spellbinders releases????? if not you can check it all out here. I was blown away by the variety of design..."

Friday, January 14, 2011

I made this card using all scraps again.I have 6 drawers of scraps & decided I better use them up.I bought thisdollar stamp & Michael's, I used copics to color the inside of stamp.I used a black piece of ppr to mat around it.Used some more of the buttons I got at thrift store & some thread & pop dots to bump them up a little bit.I used black ric-rac  & charcoal chalk ink.Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Miss you Card!

I made this card a while back.I made a border frame from  cream cardstock added polka dot ppr around frame, used color box chalk (blue lagoon)to ink around edges.Die cut miscellaneous flowers out of blue & yellow cardstock(quickutz) Made Miss You from my cricket.Then adhered blue polka dot bow to left corner. 

Monday, January 10, 2011

I made this card using my new corner punch by MS also small flower punch that I bought at M's.In the middle of flowers I used icicle stickles.Happy Birthday stamp is also form M's.The inking around edges is Color Box chalk Maroon.All paper is from scraps I have.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Thank you Card!

I bought this stamp at a yard sale this past summer.I used CTMH autumn terracotta ink around the edges of card & also around thank you stamp.Around the thank you stamp I matted a terracotta ppr & an olive green ppr from my scrap paper.I used my copic sketch markers on the thank you stamp,YR21 for the flowers,Y02 & RV21 on pot, Y21 for background & YG63 for leaves.The Flower is made from a punch &  DCWV paper, I punched 3 flowers  layered & staggered them different ways,Glued them together & then glued this pearl button on top.I found a large vase full of buttons at a thrift store for 50% off, I couldn't pass it up.You will be seeing quite a few buttons on my upcoming cards, some of them quite attractive & some old fashioned.They remind me of going to my Grandma's & playing with her tin box full of buttons when I was a lil kid.I hope you enjoy.Sorry it's been so long since I posted last.The 2nd half of 2010 was so emotionally sad.But 2011 is going to be incredibly blessed.