Sunday, January 26, 2014

Paisley Party

     It is getting close to Valentines Day and that means card making time for me.  These are two of the cards I made for Valentines Day using the Cricut Paisley Cartridge. You can tell these were taken before my new camera and set up for pictures I have now.  I made these for a bake sale to support ALS 3 years ago.  I had such fun with these they were some of my favorite cards from 3 years ago and I hope you enjoy them.

Tons of Love

You & Me

     One card was an A2 and the other is a 5x5 .  Google eyes and ribbon. Flowers and black pearls are some of the accessories I used to make the cards so cute along with brads.  I used heat embossing for both of the sentiments.  The characters were cut out at 3 inches and there edges were inked.  Edgeing scissors were used on the top card and an ebossing folder on the bottom.  It has been a while so I am not sure where the paper came from.  I hope you enjoy them and they bring inspiration to someone.  I am always blessed to go onto the web and find more inspiration than I can even process.

With Love

     It is almost time for Valentines Day and for us card makers time is running out.  Last weekend my BFF and I made a few Valentine cards for our loved ones and I thought I would share them with you.  Both of these cards are very simple to assemble and were fun and quick to make.  I hope you enjoy them.


  • Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Raspberry Ripple card stock
  • DSP Birds of a Feather
  • Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit ink
  • Large heart punch, Thinlit Circle set Heart, Owl Punch heart
  • Linen Thread
  • Gorgeous Grunge, Countless Sayings 2 photopolymer set
A2 size card base.  Whisper white cut out at 5 1/4 x 4 and stamped with Summer Starfruit and Raspberry Ripple using Gorgeous Grunge stamp randomly. DSP cut at 2 x 4 Punch with large heart punch on (L) hand side, and place on paper with pop dots. Stamp sentiment below, and punch various hearts out of Raspberry Ripple and place around.  Tie linen thread around Whisper White card stock and adhere to base.

Hugs & Kisses

  • Raspberry Ripple, Strawberry Slush, Pretty in Pink, and Whisper White card stock
  • Silver Glimmer Paper
  • Raspberry Ripple, Strawberry Slush, and Pretty in Pink ink
  • Chalk Talk Framelits, Sizzix Scalloped hearts
  • Rich Razzelberry 1/4 Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Simply Pressed clay button coloered with Raspberry Ripple marker
  • Gorgeous Grunge, and Countless Sayings 2 photopolymer Stamp set.
  • Cuttlebug embossing folder Hearts
A2 size card base.  Whisper white cut at 5 1/4 x 4, Pretty in Pink cut at 5 x 3 3/4 and embossed. Cut out on Whisper White using Chalk Talk framelit above shape and stamp with Gorgeous Grunge using Strawberry Slush and Pretty in Pink ink place on Straberry Slush paper cut at 2 3/8 x 3 5/8 then trim.  Cut Whisper White banner 5/8 x 3 3/8 stamp words 3/4 inch in. Cut Raspberry Ripple at 3/4 x 3 1/2. Tie bow and place with glue dot. Color Button and Place with glue dot.  Use pop dots to place tag and center heart.

 Thank you for stopping by and taking a look I hope you create something beautiful today. For any and all of these supplies please contact my friend and demonstrator

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Whale You be Mine?

     This past weekend my BFF and I created so super cute cards for spring and Valentine's Day.  These are two of the Valentine's cards.  Same layout different colors, showing that the same stamp and layout just with different colors can make such a difference.

Girl Valentine's

  • Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit, Strawberry Slush, Whisper White Card stock.
  • DSP Print Poetry
  • Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit Ink
  • Sizzix Clearlit Happy Whale, Circle Thinlits Set, Scallop Border punch, Banner Blast Punch
  • Oh Whale Stamp Set, Banner Blast Stamp Set
  • Square Lattice Embossing folder.
  • Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

Boy Valentine

  • Midnight Muse, Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit, Whisper White Card stock.
  • DSP Print Poetry
  • Midnight Muse, Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit Ink
  • Sizzix Clearlit Happy Whale, Circle Thinlits Set, Scallop Border punch, Banner Blast Punch, Round Tab Punch
  • Oh Whale Stamp Set, Banner Blast Stamp Set
  • Square Lattice Embossing folder.
  • Rhinestone Basic Jewels.
     Thank you for stopping by and taking a look I hope you create something beautiful today. For any and all of these supplies please contact my friend and demonstrator

Create a Critter 3

      These are two cute cards I made using Create a Critter.  The first card is made with a pocket to hold either a note as I did or a gift card.  The second Card was mad using several different embellishments and techniques.  As always these are A2 size cards and the critters are cut out at size 3 in.  I hope you enjoy.

Hippo Love

      With this card I used the swiss dots embossing folder, and the Martha Stewart border punch.  Flower brads and Googly Eyes.  The fold is from a You tube video I saw.

Love Ewe

     On this card I used flocking, micro beads, heat embossing, glitter, googly eyes and brads for this fun play on a valentine card. Cuttlebug die-cuts for the flowers, and a punch for the heart.

I like to try all kinds of techniques and hope that these cards inspire you to try all kinds of different things when creating your cards.  As always thanks for stopping by and taking a look.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Flower Power

   It has been very rainy and cloudy for three days now so I have been inside playing. Today I have a card that I made for a friend, it is simple and colorful.  This card is good for gift card holding,  or to tuck a long letter in.  It is always a joy to make cards for friends.  I think that in today's world with all the technology we can loose the art of letter writing.  I hope you all take the time this week to write a friend just to say hello.

Blossoming Friendship

  • Whisper White, Pool Party Cherry Cobbler, and So Saffron card stock
  • Simply Scrappin Kit "Bandstand"
  • Cherry Cobbler, Pool Party, and So Saffron ink
  • Fancy Fan embossing folder
  • Sizzix scallop circle framelits, and Stampin Up circle framelits
  • Regarding Dahlias, Tiny Tags, and Betsy's Blossom 
      This is an A2 size card.  Cut the So Saffron at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 then score at 1 1/2 and 4 1/4.  Emboss the
 1 1/4 flap.  Cut Pool Party at 5 1/4 x 4.  Cut DSP of choice at 2 1/2 x 5 1/4.  Cut Cherry Cobbler at 4 1/2 x 3 1/2, and Whisper White at 4 1/4 x 3 1/4.  Stamp and cut flower at 1 inch, then Pool Party at 1 1/4 circle.  Cut So Saffron at 1 1/2 scallop.  I used some of the extras from the Simply Scrappin Kit for embellishments.  Fold the card in half and then fold flap down.  Adhere the Pool Party to the inside, and the DSP to the bottom half of the outside as seen above.  Tape the flap down, and then tape the two sides together by using a thin strip of tape on the two outside edges only, so it makes a pocket.  Then stamp the Sentiments on the Whisper White and adhere it to the Cherry Cobbler.  This now slides into the pocket.  Assemble medallion and stamp the small tag.  This is such a fun layout and card,  I hope you will try it.`

Create a Critter 2

         This is two versions of the same card made for two different occasions, the first one went to a niece that was wand to get a part in her school play and the second one was for a friends babys 1st birthday.  I just love the layout of the card and the moons face is so cute.  I like to show you different cards sometimes but I also like to show you with different paper and sayings the same card can be used for many occasions and people


Twinkle, Twinkle

  •  Create a Critter cartridge
  • googly eyes
  • Glitter and flocking
  • star brads
  • Star paper is from Martha Stewart mat pad "Baby Boy"
     This is an A2 size card with the moon cut out at 3 in. and the clouds cut at 2 1/4 in, the stars were cut at 1 3/4, 1 1/2 and 2 in. Glittered the stars and glittered the top pom pom, and flocked the bottom pom pom.  Sentiments were stamps I have had for a while.

Hope you enjoy taking a look, and as always thanks for stopping by.

Create a Criiter

     Over the next few post I am going to show you some of the cards I did a while ago when I first got Create a Critter.  These two are two of my favorite.  This particular cartridge has been one of my favorites from day one.  I hope you all enjoy the next few posts. I will give as much detail as I remember.  You can find the whole gallery on my youtube channel.

Feeling Beachy

  • Create a Critter cartridge
  • beach themed brads
  • googly eyes
  • Cuttlebug folder "Cricut companion (Give a Hoot)"
  • Cardstock from (a t d ) called Candy Blossom
It is an A2 size card the Crab is cut out at 3 in and the sandcastle is cut at 1 3/4 in.  I used the shadow on both and inked all edges of castle for depth. I embossed the tan paper to look like sand, and placed brads for decoration.  The sentiment was typed on computer and printed out. I used googly eyes for effect.

Froggy Friendship

  • Create a Critter Cartridge
  • Googly eyes
  • Recollections flowers
  • Chalk for cheeks
  • Cuttlebug embossing folders "Spider web" and "Tiny Bubbles"
   The frog was cut at 3 iin I used the shadow once again I embossed the breast of the frog with Tiny Bubbles and the Lily Pd with Spider Web.  I used chalk to define cheeks.  I am not sure who made the sentiment stamp. 

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Ships in the Night

     Hello everyone,  this is a card made for a man that used a previous sketch I had used.  I just love to play around with different layouts, and stamps.  The combos are limited by your imagination only.  I find masculine cards very challenging for some reason.  I hope you enjoy this card, and see all the different possibilities in colors, and stamps you can use with this particular layout.

Down by the Sea

  • Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Bashful Blue, Midnight Muse, and Very Vanilla card stock
  • Soft Suede, Bashful Blue Ink
  • Chevron, and Decorative Dots embossing folders
  • Button, and Linen Thread
  • The Open Sea, and By The Tide Stamp Sets
This is an A2 size card, and the pennants are 1 inch wide various lengths. The circles range from 2 3/8 inches to 3/4 of an inch in diameter. I really like this particular layout for its versatility.  It allows you to use quite a few of your stamps on one card.

     As always thank you for stopping by and taking a look I really appreciate it.  Enjoy your day and be creative, take time for yourself.