Monday, October 31, 2011

Beary Thankful - take #2


Take #2

So, here is the second take for this card. The more I looked at this card, the more I disliked the coloring on the bears' faces. I am not the best at coloring with markers and I only own a few Copics (none of which are brown) so I couldn't get the blending that I wanted. As I sat and looked at the card, I wondered is my Copic colorless blender would help any. All I have to say is WOW!! I am so much happier with this card now.  I softened the pink cheeks and was able to soften and blend the browns on the faces so much better. 

To see the original post for a list of supplies, please scroll down.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Fall Note

Supplies Used:
Cricut cart - Flower Shoppe
Peachy Keen Stamps - Critter Faces
Paper is card stock and BoBunny
Lace Edge Punch (Martha Stewart?)
StazOn ink
Embroidery floss
Gelly Roll pen

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Beary Thankful

Supplies Used:
Image from Meljen's Designs
Spellbinders (curved rectangles)
Ivory card base and Sweetwater paper
Sharpies, Gelly Roll pen, brads
StazOn ink

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Baby gift card holder

(other side of card)

Could attach a gift card to either side of the card and write your sentiment on the other side. (LOL The birthday card was the only one I had lying around to use as an example.)

Supplies used:
Cricut cart. - Cricut Sampler (card and envelope)
Paper is Colorbok and kraft stock
Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder
American Crafts ribbon
Liquid Pearls

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Winner and a card

First things first...the winner of my 1 year blogaversary giveaway is ANGELA from Creative Crafting. Congratulations!! Angela, I have sent you an email. :-)

Now on to my card...

Supplies used:
Cricut Cart. Simply Charmed
Peachy Keen Stamps- Wide Eyed Kids
Sentiment from Meljen's Designs
Paper is card stock and The Paper Studio and DCWV
baker's twine, buttons, Gelly Roll pens

Friday, October 14, 2011

Taking a break


I will be taking a break from the blog this week. (I will however announce the winner of my blog candy on 10/20.)  I have been asked by a local salon to make some cute hair clips for her to sell in the salon. Since I don't have any on hand, I am going to be super busy. I will post some pics when I am finished. Thanks for understanding.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Blogaversary Giveaway

Thank you to the sweet people that follow my little blog. My hope is to inspire someone as much as I have been inspired by all of the blogs that I follow.

Please leave a comment on this post to be entered to win my blog candy. You don't have to follow my blog but it would be nice if you did. You have until midnight 10/19/11 to enter. I will pick a random winner on 10/20/11. Please be sure to leave contact info. You will have 48 hours to contact me or another winner will be chosen.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Thankful for you

Entered in the Cuddly Buddly challenge #15 "Check It Out" to use checks, plaids or gingham.

Supplies used:
Pre-colored Image is a freebie from Cuddly Buddly
Sentiment is a Studio g
Martha Stewart pearls
Fiskars punch
Paper is misc cardstock and DCWV

Monday, October 10, 2011

3D card envelope

So I made a card (scroll down for that post) for LUFP over at Gaby Creates and when I was finished I realized something...there was NO way this card would fit into a normal envelope. So after watching a couple tutorials on how to make a box envelope I decided to venture on my own. So after a couple of trial and errors, this is what I came up with. This box is not sturdy enough to go through the mail.

I used Colorbok card stock, Cricut cart Elegant Edges for the  trim,  my Martha Stewart scoreboard and a piece of pink ribbon. 
This is a side view of the box. I made it 3/4" wide so as not  to squish the flowers on the card.

If you slide the ribbon off, the box top opens and you can see the card inside.

This is a top view of the card inside the box. As you can see the flowers are not smooshed in there.


Scoot on over to Cuddly Buddly!!!  Kim is generously giving away 100+ free digis. Yep, you heard right FREE DIGIS!! and they are all adorable.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

fore you

Here is a quick, simple card that I submitted for the "sports" challenge over at Cards for Men: Challenges.

Supplies used:
Cricut carts- Planitn Schoolbook (circles) and Everyday Paper Dolls (golf tee)
Cuttlebug Swiss dots folder (used the debossed side)
Studio g ink
Sentiment printed using my computer

Friday, October 7, 2011

Love you through it

This is another submission for Link Up For Pink over at Gaby Creates. The sentiment was inspired from the song I'm Gonna Love You Through It by Martina McBride. Scroll down to find the video. Make sure you have a tissue.

Supplies for this card:
Cricut cart- Elegant Edges
Colorbok card stock
Sentiment printed from my computer
Pink clear gems (when you open the card, the gems are on the inside bottom)
Studio G ink
Flowers were bog candy I won from Karens-kakes-krafts

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Fight Like A Girl

Challenges: Gaby Creates (Link Up For Pink)
                  Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge (Sketch)

Supplies Used:
Cricut carts - Twinkle Toes (girl), Elegant Edges (scallops) and PDDU (gloves)
Peachy Keen Stamps Wide Eyed Kids
Paper is Provo Craft, Paper Studio and misc cardstock
Sentiment was done using Microsoft Word
White Gelly Roll pen
Craf-T Chalks
gemstones and ribbon

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Happy Birthday frog

This is the card I made for my nephew who just turned 7. The little buttons w/twine are supposed to look like flies. :)  I designed the card to fit in to the challenges over at Bitten By The Bug 2 (use the frog from CAC) and  CardPatterns (sketch challenge). Hop over and check 'em out.

Supplies Used:
Cricut Create A Critter and Elegant Edges
Paper is DCWV, The Paper Studio and misc cardstock
Sentiment is from Kanban
buttons, baker's twine and googly eyes

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Dropping You a Note

I recently stumbled upon Jen's Digital Stamps. She has adorable digi's!! Hop over there and check out her blog.

Supplies Used:
Image from Jen's Digital Stamps
Sentiment is Denami Desgin
Sharpies and white Gelly Roll pen
Paper is misc cardstock and Colorbok
Cuttlebug Spots and Dots folder
buttons, baker's twine and Studio G ink

Monday, October 3, 2011


This is my submission for Link Up For Pink over at Gaby Creates.  Hop over there and check it out!!!

Supplies used:
Cricut carts - Home Decor, Designer's Calendar and Storybook
Paper is DCWV and misc cardstock
Spellbinders Edgeabilities
Cuttlebug folder D'vine Swirls
Flower is from
Shimmer mist
Liquid Pearls

Sunday, October 2, 2011


For this card I used the Joy sentiment from CREATE A CRITTER and welded it to a rectangle, that I sized to fit from PLANTIN SCHOOLBOOK. I then cut out the Joy sentiment again this time using  DCWV GLITTER STACK and attached it to the front of the card. Since I forgot and cut it using the blackout feature, I cut a snowflake from WINTER LACE using the DCWV WINTER COMBO stack. I finished it off with BLUE BIRD MOONDROPS that I won in a challenge. I then tied a light blue ribbon and called it good. Simple and quick card but I love the results. I think I am going to do more in different colors.