Thursday, September 30, 2010

Make a Wish!

I was excited to try this "frame" like card fold that I learned how to create from watching Beate Johns tutorial on Splitcoaststampers channel on Youtube.  I have to say, she makes it looks so easy.....there were so many measurements, scoring and cuts, that I almost gave up on it.  As you can see, that was not the case...... I did it!  Maybe my second one will feel easier.

I used a House-Mouse "Make a Wish" stamp, colored it with Copic markers, used Stickles Star Dust on the frosting and cut the image out using Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Three. 
This card measures 5 1/4" x 5 1/4"

Hope you like it!

Supplies/Materials used:  Cardstock: Papertrey Color Collection - Ocean Tides, Pattern Paper - K & Co Berry Sweet, Heidi Grace & g.c.d. - Rose Colored Glasses Collection; Stamped image on Taylored Expressions Choice Cardstock - Buttercream: Stamp - House-Mouse Make a Wish; Ribbon by Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream Luxe Satin; Pearls by Recollections; Punches - Scalloped circle, 1 1/4" circle by Stampin' Up!, Cupcake edge punch by Ek Success; Copic Sketch Markers (E00,E30, E31, R20, V01, V12, V15, BG11, BG72)

Sunday, September 19, 2010


Now, if only spiders where really this cute.....eeek! 

I used a Magnolia stamp called "Tilda with Spider" and colored her with Copic markers.  The pattern paper I used was from Recollections Halloween stack from 2009.  I've been really trying to use up all my older Halloween paper collections that I've horded over the years......since Halloween is my favorite holiday, you can just imagine the amount of paper I have and continue to purchase.

This card measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" ~

Thanks so much for stopping by....and I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!

Materials/Supplies used:  Card Base - Black heavy cardstock by Paper Accents, Pattern paper - Recollections Halloween 2009, Stamp -, Gems - Black from Recollections, Stickles - Star Dust, Distress Ink - Black Soot by Ranger, Copic Sketch markers, Nestabilities - Petite Scalloped Oval, Spider corner punch - Martha Stewart.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Time Out

I couldn't wait to use one of my newest stamps from S.w.a.L.k by Crafter's Companion called "Time Out".  There are 12 different sets and they are all so cute. 

These are the ones that I purchased from 7 kids college fund:

Aren't they too cute??  They come only with the rubber, you have to purchase EZ Mount foam and cut the image out.  I stamped my image using Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black onto the new paper that just came out called X-press it blending card in Bright White from Copic.  I LOVE IT!!  I then colored it using Copic markers....this paper makes blending such a cinch!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Materials/Supplies used: Cardstock - Stampin Up!, Patterned paper - My Minds Eye Love nest, Nestabilities - Petite Scalloped Ovals Large, Ink - Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black and Stampin' Up! - Pink Pirouette, Stickles - Star Dust, Pearls - Recollections, Copic Sketch Markers (E50, E00, E01, E30, E31, R20, R01, R81, R83, BG000, Y35)

Friday, September 17, 2010

Fabulous Friend

I am honored to have received this award from my very supportive and fabulous friend Tracy at I Wanna Build a Memory.  Tracy has been a faithful follower of my blog and always so encouraging.  I am so very blessed to have met (not personally, but via this great blogging world) such a wonderful and amazing crafter.  I really appreciate your support Tracy!

There are two sentences that I must complete as a part of receiving this award.....and they are as follows:

The best project I've ever made was...... my very first paper bag mini album.  It may not seem to be the best to many, and even though it was my "first" mini album I created, I love it because I put my heart and soul in creating it and I was so proud of was my very first creation.

I like to craft because..... it's my way of relaxing. I enjoy spending countless hours in my craft room.  I feel happy and content when I create.

I am passing this award along to three more fabulous bloggers:

Darlene at Darlene Designs

These are my three picks, and they are all Fabulous!!

Thanks again Tracy for making my day!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Sarah Kay - Adele enjoying fresh apples

This was such a fun card to create.  I've always wanted to follow this pattern, don't know why I waited so long to do so.  I will say, there are so many cuts I had to make, that was the only challenging part of this card. 

I used a Sarah Kay stamp called "Adele enjoying fresh apples" by Stampavie that I purchased from  The image was colored with Copic markers and the patterned paper I used was from an old stack by SEI called Windsor, that I've had since last Fall.  The paper is just beautiful and it's taken me sometime to get the courage to cut into it.  I am a paper hoarder, and I will buy stacks of paper because they are pretty, then when it comes to using it, I just can't seem to cut into it.  But I'm working on it! 

I created this card for a friend of mine who will be celebrating a Birthday soon.....I hope she'll like it as much as I enjoyed creating it.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies used:  Cardstock - Chocolate chip by Stampin Up!, Pattern paper - SEI Windsor, Nestabilities - Petite Scalloped Ovals Large and Large Ovals, Self Adhesive pearls - Zva Creative, Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts, Martha Stewart Punch - Oak Leaf, pop-dots - Ek Success, Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black, Copic Sketch markers, Couture Cardstock - One sheet wonder, Stampin Up! stamp set "Whimsical Words", Stampendous stamp set "Orchid Greetings", Sarah Kay stamp by Stampavie " Adele enjoying fresh apples", Ribbon - Making Memories Trims Lauren.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


It's that time of year again, my favorite holiday is approaching quickly...HALLOWEEN!  It's funny though, as I kid, I dreaded dressing up, maybe because we had to use those plastic masks around our faces, how times have changed.  I use to always want to dress up as Strawberry Shortcake, that was my favorite costume.

Here is one of my Magnolia Stamps that I colored with Copic markers, I went crazy with the Stickles as you can see....I used the Martha Stewart punch for the edges, and I love how that broken web came out, webs aren't perfect.  I thought to re-do it, but the more I looked at it, the more I liked it.  

Supplies/Materials used:  Cardstock - Stampin Up!, Designer Paper - Cloud 9 and Recollections Halloween (2009), Martha Stewart web punch, Stickles - Star Dust, Sentiment stamp - Hero Arts (Happy Halloween), Image Stamp- Magnolia Stamp, Pearl embelishements - Michaels brand, Copic Sketch Markers, Pop-Up dots - EK Success.
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