Friday, January 28, 2011

Today Is The Day

I used the Random Number generator and the winner is:
Laurie  who said...
"Oh my gosh!!!! I just discovered your shop, your blog and your giveaway! Just beautiful. I'm bookmarking you!"
Congrats Laurie! E-mail me your shipping address.
Thank you all SO VERY much for following my blog! Its makes me want to work even harder to make my blog something you can enjoy. Because I wanted to give you ALL something you can save this pretty sheet music cover to use in your art! Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Something Yummy

I made this card for The Pink Stampers Challenge "Something Yummy". The strawberry is cut from Indie Art Cricut Cartridge. I have been away from blogland for a while because I hurt my back and my kiddo was sick. I had surgery a few years ago for my back. I NEVER take chances with it anymore. If it starts hurting I stop EVERYTHING until it gets better. Thank goodness everyone is better now. Don't forget about the Valentine give away tomorrow! If your having problems following me just send me an e-mail and I will see what I can do. I CAN'T believe half the country is covered in snow and our temps are in the mid 70's. Crazy!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Big Birthday Wishes

Today is my brother-in-laws birthday. I made this fun card for him. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
Paper: The Paper Studio-A Boy's Universe
Stamps: Studio G i-clear
Embellishments: Spare Parts round brads
Cricut: Robotz
P.s. Don't forget about my Valentine Blog Give Away!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

More Than Pretty

I'm still in destash, organize, and cleaning mode around here. I have added some vintage flea market finds to my shop. Some of the items I really love but honestly have no use for. I'm trying to adopt a simpler life style. Things have to have more purpose than just to be pretty! Its going to be a hard habit to break. Especially when I go antiquing and junking! I have also added a few more Valentine items too.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

The Pink Stamper Blog Hop

Last night was The Pink Stampers 1st blog hop. It was different from any blog hop I have ever seen. You had to sort of solve a puzzle by going from blog to blog to figure out the challenge. It was fun and cute. This is the card I made. I use my Gypsy and Cricut. The heart shape is from Martha Stewart's All Occasions Cake Cartridge. I think this cartridge is a must have if you have a Gypsy. There is just so much you can do with it. I hope you LOVE it. hehe

Live Out Loud

I will be making two blog post today! Crazy huh? I made two cards last night for challenges. This first one is for the blog CASE Study. It is challenge #22. The card is 5 x 5. Which I have discovered is my favorite size to make cards! The papers I used are from Cosmo Cricket's double deck Material Girl and Garden Variety. They go together beautifully. I used velvet trim and some gorgeous vintage lace. I hope you like it!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Lace Give Away

I used the number generator to pick a number and the winner is......Karen of Recycled Rita! How funny is that! Karen can recycle my lace! I'm sorry you all couldnt win :(
You can find some of the lace in my shop. Don't forget about the Valentine Give Away! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Valentine Give Away

Yay the Valentine give away is here!! I thought it would be the perfect time to show my LOVE and appreciation for my blog followers. In order to win #1 you must be a follower #2 you need to comment on any post from now until January 27th. New followers are WELCOME! If you do not follow me and want too, the FOLLOW button is at the top left side of my blog. If you are shy don't worry about leaving a witty comment or anything. Just a simple hi is good enough!Winner will be announced Friday January 28th. Good luck and thanks so much for following me!
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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Card Sketch

I just wanted to tell you I will post about my Valentine Give away tomorrow. And I will pick winner from this post Friday. All your suggestions on my excess of lace and trim has been great. I have listed some themed packs and grab bags in my shop. I made the card above for a challenge on the blog Card Patterns. Its a sketch challenge. Sketch challenges are perfect for me because I just need a place to start with when making cards. After I have a sketch in mind the sky's the limit! See you tomorrow!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Need Help!

My Valentine give away is coming soon! I just keep adding more and more to it! Ok so this is what I need help with: ribbon and lace. I have blogged about my lace obsession before here, here, here, and here. I have sold it on tags, in kits, in boxes, and bags. I am doing a deep clean and organization on my studio. My studio has looked clean and organized but in drawers and boxes chaos reined. Right now I am organizing trim. I'm taking it off spools and putting into individual baggies. Then I'm going store it by color. More on that later. The thing is after seeing all my trim in one place I KNOW I could never use it all. I have spent two FULL days sorting it and I'm still not done. I have boxes and boxes of tangled lace I need to sell. So I'm asking you dear friends. What is the best way to sell ribbon and lace? Should I shove it all in a box and say here you go? Or should I take the time to sort it by color etc and wind it onto cards? Or maybe even do this again? I'm willing to mark it cheap to sell it fast! Heck I will even give some away! If you comment on this post by Friday January 14Th I will put you in a drawing to win a big bag of lace. Tell me all your great ideas!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

He Gave Me a Rose

I love this card so much I thought I would put together a few kits so you can make one too. I listed the kits in my shop. I took craft card stock size 10 x 6 1/2 and scored it at 5 inches. I cut the wallpaper at 6 x 4 1/2 inches. Then taped the crinkle ribbon to the back. Next I adhered the doily sliding it under the ribbon. I used foam dots to add the rose card. I added gems, a bow, and two buttons. I used Walnut stain distress ink and a blending tool to give everything an aged look. I think its romantic and very shabby chic.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


I'm hoping to grow a lot this year. I'm listening to my heart and like I have said in the past I REALLY want to design for companies. So while I have been dreaming of my dream job I have been making cards every night for practice and fun. I listed this one in my SHOP. I don't think I'm going to keep my shop as full as I have in the past. I really love creating new things everyday at my own pace and not feeling rushed or pressured. I also have added some other Valentines day goodies to my shop and I have been gathering things for a Valentines giveaway to show appreciation to all the followers of my blog! Details of that soon.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Small Treasures Bring Joy

Well I finally downloaded all the pictures from Christmas off my camera. Here are just some of the delightful goodies I received from Christine in our Vintage Stocking Swap. I really LOVED everything. It was all so me! I loved the little bobbles she sent me so much I'm keeping them on my little tree all winter! You should go to her blog to see much better pictures of all the treasures she sent me.
Also here is a picture of the sweet doll and ornament Cerri sent me. It was such a thoughtful thing she did. Isn't the doll enchanting?

I have certainly been blessed this holiday season! Thank you again you talented ladies!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

I Love You A Ton

Hi! I hope you are having a fabluous start to 2011.
Robyn at The Pink Stamper is looking for a design team member for 2011. I would really LOVE to be on her team. Designing is my goal this year so wouldn’t The Pink Stamper design team be a great place to start? She is picking a team member by this challenge: make something with pink, green, and brown. I’m all about Valentine’s day right now so I made a Valentines card. I took my inspiration from the polka dot glitter paper. This is only the second gatefold card I have made. Its so much easier than you think! This is what you need:


Polka Dot paper from Out & About Stack by My Minds Eye
VersaFine Vintage Sepia ink
Scribbles 3D paint
Spare-Parts round brads
Distress Ink-Worn Lipstick
Studio G “I love you a ton!” Stamp
Paisley Cricut Cartridge Page 28
Martha Stewarts Scoring board
Bone folder
Foam dots
Clear embossing powder
Heating Tool
Stick on gems

Here are some quick instructions:

I followed the measurements on my Martha Stewart scoreboard. Which I LOVE by the way. Start with a 9 x 6 ¼ card stock. Score at 2 ¼ & 6 ¾. This will give you an A6 sized gatefold card. The first layer of brown card stock is 1 7/8 x 5 ¾ inches. Cut two. The second polka dot paper is 1 5/8 x 5 5/8. Also cut two. I cut the elephant out using my gypsy but you could use just your cricut at 3.5 inches. I wanted to show you a picture of my Cricut mat. This is what I adore about the Gypsy, all your cuts can be made on one mat with scraps of paper. I used foam dots to pop up the elephant and added red cheeks using Scribbler paint, added a gem, eyelashes, and distress ink. I used the VersaFine ink to stamp the sentiment then embossed it using clear embossing powder. I used foam dots and brads on the sentiment layer. To finish you adhere the matted elephant to just HALF the card. The you adhere the matted sentiment to just the other HALF. See! Besides figuring out all the measurements its easy and fun! And I figured out the measurements for you so you don’t have an excuse not to try this fun card! Wish me luck for making the design team!
P.s. I will be back with more Vintage Stocking Swap photos soon. They will make you swoon! I sure did.
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