Up and Away!

I’m back with some goodies to share with you! A few weeks ago, I started to make some party favors for a friend using this great idea I came across online.  The party theme is hot air balloons – so what’s a better party favor than these cuties…


To start, I ordered a bunch of eos chapsticks in a variety pack from Jet.com.  I stamped the hot air balloons and colored them using distress inks and copics! After, I used a circle die cut to make the holes inside the hot air balloon:


TA DA!! I will add some twine to the top of the cards so it will be easy to take and carry! I absolutely love these party favors and think it will be a hit with the guests =)


Oh, and can I tell you all of these eos chapsticks smell delicious! So much so my scottie almost took a bite of out them!




Distress, Stencils & Scotties

I’m back to share a set of handmade cards I made as a thank you gift:


I used a variety of distress inks and rubbed them gently over a Heidi Swapp stencil.


I sprayed the cardstock with some shimmer spray, used glitter cardstock for the sentiments, and then some final touches of sequins.


My little scottie decided the help keep watch over the cards as they were drying.


Hope you are having a wonderful Easter weekend!


Beautiful Bokeh!

Sometimes, it is really the paper that makes the card:


My bff sent me this wonderful bokeh paper from Lawn Fawn and gosh we both just love it!


The bokeh paper just screams winter wonderland and it reminds me of snow! I made two versions of this card:


No such thing as too much red or reindeers right!?


Rudolph would be proud!

Box of Christmas Kisses!

This year I made a lot of Christmas Card Box sets as gifts which gives me (and hopefully my recipient) a lot of joy:


To give it some personal touches I added a great pen, stamps, and a few little snowflakes.


I love these cards because it has a lot of dimension and embossing paste as snow.


A box of handmade cards is a great idea to give all year round because everyone needs cards for the holidays!

Holiday Update!

Hello everyone! Ack! I have neglected my blog but I have a legit excuse:  I have been busy hoarding my holiday supplies for the X-mas season.  Case in point:


Ugh! These stamps are so adorable. I love the throw back Rudolph stamps and I am excited to watch these movies (Snoopy!) during the holiday season.   Onto more craft goodies, I picked up this awesome washi tape:


Plaid is all the craze right now so it’s perfect that there is plaid washi! And of course, my favorite X-mas goodie for this season are these adorable stamps from Mama Elephant and these adorable sticker Santa Hats.


Umm..glitter and bling in one hat? Yes to die for!

Actually, I’ve been making a ton of Holiday cards but I haven’t had a chance to take some pictures…but I will this weekend!  In the mean time, I will share this adorable gift tag my bff made using the oh-so-cute reindeers:


I love how she used the Lawn Fawn Bokeh paper for the tag and added all the little details. Ack! So cute…More cards on route!

Halloween Tags!

My best friend made the cutest Halloween Tags that I just had to share with everyone…


Aren’t these adorable! She made vellum tags using the pretty pink posh die cut and stamped the sentiments on it.  She then used patterned paper for the cool background.  Love love love! These will be tied around candy bars for Halloween! I’m getting a sweet tooth just thinking about it =)

Just Because It’s Your Birthday!

It’s that time of year now…holiday cards are in the works but in the meantime there will be little shaker birthday cards =)


I made this card to look my nephew holding balloons and sending them off for someone’s birthday!


I love shaker cards and I can’t wait to order some more sequins from pretty pink posh!

Fuse in a little happiness!

Yes…yes..and yes! I finally got my hands on the awesome-super cool fuse tool! (project life edition)


I love how I can make all these mini shaker pockets and fill it with tons of sequins.


For this birthday card, I started from the bottom up and filled it with the same gold/silver shaker bits. I love how it turned out.


I stamped a few silver stars on the cardstock to give a background for the sequins.  My next project will be adding photographs to the pockets for a personalized touch.


I always say I won’t give into the new stamping hype but here I am a fan of the fuse tool! Thank you Becky Higgins for making it in white!

Birthday in Gold!

So here is a card where I finally “mastered” the gold foil applied to cardstock via heat technique…


I almost like it better with less gold foil believe it or not!


For this card, I added a few more elements including the die cut gold foil heart and banner with a gold staple. I actually used this card for a masculine birthday card and it was well loved by the recipient.  More gold foil coming this way!

Make it Work!

Confession – I too have been bitten by the gold foil bug and wanted to give it a try… thanksgoldfoil2 And another try, another try, and another try!  By far this has been the most difficult technique to execute and it might be because I do not have a laminator!  Using my regular iron, I applied the deco foil and got really blotchy spots of gold. I realized after a few tries that I was overheating the embossing powder and that’s why the deco foil wasn’t sticking to the surface. thanksgoldfoil1 However instead of scrapping the card, I decided to have a “make it work” moment and created this card!  I like how it sorta has that distress look so I added some green and gold inks and threw in some vellum. thanksgoldfoil3 Get ready for a whole series of these gold foil cards!  =)


The best place to be in this kind of weather is definitely the ocean…


I made these cards for a birthday surfer girl who loves the waves, sand and sun!  Oh and she also loves my cards! I cut the surfboard using my awesome, too cool, i love it silhouette cameo.  I used distress inks to give the surfboards that fun and vibrant color.


For some final touches I added enamel dots in black, white and gold.  I also gave the surfboards a spray of sparkle and frost which gives it a really awesome look!  I have to say it…COWABUNGA dude! Hope you are staying cool in the heat =)