Tuesday, December 28, 2010


Hi. Decided to share a LO with you today. I haven't been doing too much scrapping lately but I am hoping this page will jump start my desire to make more pages. I have so many pictures that need to be scrapped but if I could just tackle one LO a week, I should be caught up in no time. Can you say New Year's Resolution? That might be one I can actually keep up on. :o)

This LO is of my daughter from the 2009-2010 school year. We sent her to Pre Kindergarten instead of Kindergarten strictly because she was so young (just turned 5 before the school year started) and I wanted to capture this time in her life in a scrapbook page.
Gotta love that October Afternoon paper and those wonderful American Craft thickers. Be still my heart.
Thanks for stopping by!!

cardstock, border punch, star punch - Stampin' Up!
patterned paper, stickers - October Afternoon
letter stickers, pen - American Crafts

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Happy Birthday to a Great Friend

Hi!! Is anybody else extremely busy from the hustle and bustle of Christmas? I know, you all are, dumb question, right? :o) Thanks to having a few go to cards that I created a while ago I am able to have a card to post for you today.

There is just something about butterflies that I absolutely love. I have tons of dies for them, punches, stickers, stamps, you name it. and this huge butterfly die by Stampin' Up! makes for a great focal image on a card or page. Don't even have to do much with it to make it stand out.

And don't you just love the colors of that Echo Park patterned paper? Such an addiction for me collecting their papers. Good thing is, at least I use them. :o)

Thanks for stopping by!!
cardstock - Papertrey Ink, Stampin' Up!
patterned paper - Echo Park
butterfly dies, black twine - Stampin Up
label die - Spellbinders
stamp - Hero Arts (Sentiment)
ink - Tsukineko, Papertrey Ink (blue)
embossing folder - Cuttlebug
embossing and die cut machine - Big Shot by Sizzix

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Masculine Happy Birthday

Hi!! Have a masculine card for you today. Raise your hand if you have troubles making a masculine card. Thought I wouldn't be the only one. :o) I never make a masculine card unless one is needed for a birthday. I even avoid challenges that ask for masculine cards, although I did do this card for a magazine publication call. Obviously it wasn't picked up, and hence my troubles with these kind of cards. Blaah.

Even though this card wasn't picked up, I still like it anyway. It has the colors for a boy card, the design, and the stars help punch it up a notch. I guess I will keep on trying my hand at masculine cards and if I find the secret to creating a great one, I'll share my secret with you. :o)

Thanks for stopping by!!
cardstock - Papertrey Ink
patterned paper - October Afternoon
stamps - Lawn Fawn (cake, sentiment), Papertrey Ink (background)
ink - Tsukineko
markers - Copic

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Mini Christmas Cards

Hi everyone. I have taken a short break from the blog and now I am back with a few mini Christmas cards for you. About a month ago, my neice asked a couple of my kids if their class could make some Christmas cards for troops overseas. They were more than happy to oblige and it got me in the mood to create some cards as well. I made a good amount but in order to make them all in time, I went with the mini card route. These cards all measure 3.5 x 4.25.

LOVE this color combo. Actually I just love the aqua mist color period. It is so pretty paired with many different colors.

Not sure if you noticed already, but in order to make these cards even simpler, I made tags first and then just stuck them on the card. So simple and quick and then just added a few details here and there and you're done.
Have a wonderful day!!