Thursday, January 28, 2010

Caardvarks Red Heart Challenge

Ya know, I have been lurking for way to long at Caardvarks and I have now finally decided to try their newest challenge, the Red Heart Challenge. We have to make sure we incorporate the color red and a heart into our card. So, I just made sure I had a red heart, couldn't make it much simpler on myself. :o) If you want to check out the challenge go HERE for the post. Believe me, you will love what all the designers created for this challenge. Always tons of inspiration at Caardvarks.

I have never used scor-tape before and I don't know now what took me so long. I absolutely love how easy it is to adhere glitter to your cards and pages. Just put the scor-tape where you want it, dump some glitter on top, and pat down to make sure it is secure and there you have it. So easy and love the end result. If you are interested in some, THIS is where I got mine.
card stock, stamps, ink - Papertrey Ink
glitter - Making Memories
embossing folder - Cuttlebug

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Hello Baby

I sure love me some October Afternoon paper and sometimes I just really have to play with it. This card is for no one in particular, I was just inspired by this Ducks in a Row line to create this baby card. Don't know what I will do with the card, but it sure was a lot of fun to make.

And with this card, I got to do one of my favorite things as a crafter; use my scissors. I cut out those ducks by hand and loved every minute of it. Those cutterbee scissors are so awesome for detailed cuts. And see that pink label behind the ducks, one of my favorite stamp sets by Papertrey Ink, Vintage Labels. Ya know, I think I say that a lot with their stamps, but I truly love them all.

card stock, stamp, ribbon, ink - Papertrey Ink
patterned paper - October Afternoon
journaling spot - October Afternoon
letter stickers - American Crafts
pen - Bic permanent marker
border punch - EKSuccess

Sunday, January 24, 2010


Hi all, I hope you are having a fun weekend! I just thought I would pop by with a card for you. I have been really loving my Cricut lately and every now and then I will flip through the booklets that come with each cartridge just to maybe spark some ideas for me. And when I flipped through my Graphically Speaking cartridge book I found this fire image that intrigued me and as I continued on with my search I found the guitar image on my Stamping Solutions cartridge and that was all I needed for some inspiration.

Everything else just kind of fell into place from there, the colors, the design, and THIS sentiment from Papertrey Ink. I think this could be a great card for a teen. I only wish now after seeing the card posted here that I should have done more to bling up the guitar a little, it looks a little plain jane to me, but I can always go back and add something to it before I send it to someone. What do you think, what could I add to the guitar to make it be more appealing to the eye? Or I even thought too that I could add a little glitter around the top edges of the fire to help make the card stand out a little more. Decisions, decisions.
card stock, patterned paper, stamp, ink - Papertrey Ink
marker - Creative Memories
border punch - Fiskars
die cut machine - Cricut
cartridges - Graphically Speaking, Stamping Solutions

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

My Tiny Little Corner of the Universe

I have never thought about sharing my scrap space until I was asked about it in an interview. I just figured it is such a tiny little spot in the corner of my dining room that I didn't think it was of any interest to anyone. I know I really enjoy looking at everyone else's space that I thought I would share mine, no matter how small it is. :o)

Here is the whole package. All of my scrap belongings in one little space. But everything in this space is near and dear to me. I am so passionate about my hobby that I truly love everything I own. Sometimes I wish I could expand more, but I think if I get too much stuff that a lot of my supplies would go unnoticed. This way with a small stash, I can use most everything I have on one project or another.

Here is the first extra thing I got for Christmas one year to help expand myself from just my desk. I love this rolling cart. I keep all my flowers, colors, ribbon, chipboard, some sizzix dies, and misc. stuff in here. On top of the cart is my container of adhesive and envelopes, more ribbon by PTI ( love that stuff) and a container for some more misc stuff like eyelets, epoxy charms, grommets, acrylic hearts and flowers and so on.

Here is my newest cart addition. I have quickly expanded my punch collection that I knew I had to get a storage unit to house it all. So, the first three drawers are all full of a variety of punches and the bottom drawer has all of my newest purchases. I like to keep those in one spot so if I need some new inspiration I know where to go.

All of my paper in this file organizer is sorted my color. I find that works for me best when I scrap. A lot of the time I just need a certain color to go with a LO and it is easy to just look at all my blue paper or whatever and go from there. All the patterned paper in this area is just some I collected from kits or here and there. I keep all my lines of patterned paper in the paper files on each side of my punches storage cart in the photo above. In the apothecary stand I have some adhesive, acrylic blocks, gems, 4x6 paper pads and a few other odds and ends. And to the left of this stand is all my PTI stamps and some Colorbox inks below them.
On the top shelf of my main unit is some magazines, sketch books, etc. and in the first three blue binders are the rest of my clear stamps. In the black binder is my rubons, the burgundy binder is my stickers, and the gray binders hold all my letter stickers. Next shelf down holds my xyron machine, markers and more chipboard in the gray container, big bite, zutter binder, ellison tagalong, and all my sizzix alpha dies. Next shelf down is some misc. papers and juck, glitter, paint, scissors, personal trimmer, stickles and then I have my cricut cartridges and lastly my Stampin Up! stamps. On the main desktop I have my Epic Six, old Sizzix die cutter, PTI ink and PTI paper. And in my top drawer I have all the rest of my stamps like background stamps and such and the other two drawers hold more tools and blank mini albums just waiting to be used.

Sorry if this is long winded, but I don't know how to use photo shop to edit my photos and put cute little numbers and list the stuff I have. Boy, I need to get more computer savvy because that would have been so much easier. LOL!! Thanks for stopping by to see my happiest spot in the world.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #21

So happy that another Raspberry Suite Color Challenge as been posted. And I have to tell you, I am in love with these colors. It took no time to come up with a card design because these colors were so fun to work with. Thanks for the inspiration, Dawn McVey.

I got a new Quickutz butterfly die from Two Peas last week and it is my new favorite. I am so in love with butterflies right now it isn't even funny and when 2Peas has Quickutz on sale I just had to have this die.
And thanks to Dawn's awesome tutorial on how to tie bows, I finally got the bow I have always wanted to tie. To think that it was so easy to do, but I just couldn't master it on my own. I think it is the flipping of the ribbon to make it lie flat after you make that first tie that made all the difference. Thanks, Dawn, will forever love making bows now.

And if you look closely, you can see that I made a plaid background with my Background Basics:Retro stamp set and my lemon tart and aquamist ink pads. So fun to do and love how it turned out.
Hope you all have a great weekend!!
cardstock, ribbon, stamps, ink - Papertrey Ink
border punch - EKSuccess
butterfly die - Quickutz
die machine - Epic 6 by Quickutz

Monday, January 4, 2010

Girly, You Rock!

Another new year and a new decade is upon us. I hope your 2009 was wonderful and that 2010 is even better. Everyone deserves to be happy so I wish all of you tons up happiness for the year to come.

So to go along with the theme of happiness, here is a cheery card for you. I just love the colors in this card, they are bright, fun and happy. I have been on a kick lately with butterflies and when I was shopping at Michaels a few weeks back, I came across this sizzix butterfly die and I had to have it especially when it was 40% off. What a deal and a great purchase because this baby will get some good use.
Hope you all have a fabulous week and that you are kicking 2010 off to a good start.
cardstock - Papertrey Ink
stamps - Hero Arts (polka dots), Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ribbon - Cosmo Cricket
gems - Hero Arts
butterfly die cut - Sizzix die
border punch - Martha Stewart
scalloped circle - Cricut Stamping Cartridge
ink - Papertrey Ink, Tsukineko