Happy Father’s Day!

A little blue for Father’s Day.

I love the stitching! The mistake turned into details for the card

I love these mover and shakers from PTI! More father day cards to come!

  • Recipe:  CS from PTI, Baby scrapbook paper, Cuttlebug Alpha Die Cuts, White Gel Pen, PTI move and shakers, PTI baby clothes die cut, Cuttle bug flower die cuts, Souffle pen.

Peek-a-boo Piggy!

Piggy in the window.

After photographing this card, I decided to add clear cardstock to give the window a little more support. oink oink oink!

  • Recipe: White CS from PTI, Cuttlekids Piggy Die cut, Martha Stewart Fence and Flower Punches, Twine, Fiskars Cloud Die cut.

Baby Baby Baby

I made this baby gift for my best friend who is expecting!

I love this gift because I was able to incorporate the same paper that I used for her baby shower invitations!  (Will post invites shortly!

  • Recipe: Craft paper from Recollections, Scrapbook paper from Martha Stewart, Balloon/Umbrella/Whale/Elephant/Train/Circle Scallop punches from Martha Stewart, Baby Clothes and Banner die cut from PTI, Cuttlebug die cut, Bling, Half pearls, Twine, I-rock hearts, Button.

More to Love!

There’s no such thing as too much pink! lol

Here is my pocket valentine’s day card. I don’t know why but I am on this pocket-tag craze! So I decided to put a little message on the tag that you can pull out!

Hello, I love you! lol

  • Recipe: Cardstock from PTI, Martha Stewart Scrapbook paper and heart button, Japanese Twine, Cuttlebug Tag, Pink Bakers Twine.

Flying Turtles!

Up up and away…

This card was lots of fun to make because I got to use twine, my new balloon punch, and my turtle die cut.

  • Recipe: White card stock from PTI, Spellbinder die cut, Michaels Thanks stamp, Cuttlekids Turtle Die Cut, Martha Stewart Balloon Punch, Japanese Twine, Baby Scrapbooking paper.

Welcome Little One!

Thank heaven for little girls and little boys!

Finally, I have been able to use my molds from Mold Muse for this card! For my flower molds I cooked them in my NuWave oven for approximately 7 minutes. I let them cool for several minutes and then painted on a thin layer of gloss to give the flowers a nice shiny coat.  Without the gloss the clay comes out a little dull looking.

This is the first time I have used all brown ink for a card and I really gives the card a softer touch. I used my souffle pens to add little polk a doks to the baby clothes and added all my bling with the imaginiscne. I do have to warn you that you can really burn yourself if you are not careful! I’ve had two major burns and it’s hard to explain that you had a “craft” injury lol.

  • Recipe:  Scrapbook paper from K&Company, Card stock from PTI and Martha Stewart, Bling from Imaginisce, Molds from Mold Muse, Clay, PTI Hanging Out Stamp set, Marth Stewart Fence Punch, Cuttle bug cloud die cut, Souffle pens.

Stamps from Japan!

A stroll through little tokyo unveils a stamp heaven!

So to give these little stamps the love and attention they deserve I used the cuttlebug tags and clear cardstock! The tags were attached to the white cardstock using colorful brads.

There were over twenty different little stamps to choose from and a cute little case to keep them in! I love this set!

  • Recipe: Cardstock from PTI, Japanese stamps, black pen, brads from Recollections, Cuttlebug tags, Stampin’ Up Ink Spots, PTI Congrats Stamp, Bling.

Baby baby baby!

Shake, rattle and roll…

I thought it would be great idea to make a baby card with a clear window so that I can stick a baby photo inside with a cute message!

The tricky thing about clear card stock is that you have to account for covering up the side where you attach the clear stock. But it actually turns out really cute because when you open up the card there’s the same border inside!

  • Recipe: Cardstock from Recollections, Half-Pearls, White Gel pen, Cuttle Bug Baby Die Cut, Clear Cards from PTI, Bling from Michaels, Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 8 Mega Dies, Martha Stewart Round Corner Punch.

Just in time for a little snow!

“Corn cob pipe and a button nose…”

I was flipping through a card magazine and saw this adorable snowman so I made my own version!  This card was fun to make because I was trying to be creative with all of my different die cuts and found perfect shapes for the hand, nose, and head of Mr. Snowman.  I drew the hat myself and used a push pin to create the mouth of the snowman.   The hardest part was squeezing all the “happy holiday” letters on the card~!

Thanks for visiting! Have a great weekend!

  • Recipe: All craftstock from Recollections, Blue bling from Michaels, Die cuts from Cuttle bug, Stampin up texturz plate snowflake.

Happy Halloween!

“Black cat, nine lives, shorts days, living on the edge not afraid to die.” Janet Jackson

Thought I would save one of my very favorite halloween cards for this post!  This card was so fun to make because I designed everything around the glitter cat sticker.  *Meow!* I cut out the gray cardstock and added texture so it would look like a roof.  Then, the puffs of smoke coming from the chimney were given a little extra pop by adding foam adhesive squares. I cannot tell you how much I adore the skulls and cross bone ribbon! How can that be so adorable! It’s supposed to be scary! Love it!

Hope you have a safe and spooky halloween weekend!

  • Recipe: All craftstock from Recollections, Sticker/Ribbon?bling from Michaels, Sizzix Wild Dashes Texturz Plate, Cuttlebug 2×2 Flower die cut.

I heart Kraft (not the cheese)!

I have discovered a love for kraft cardstock!

During a stroll at my local michaels I came across the pen section and decided to pick up a white gel pen! I remember using these a long time ago and thought it would add that little extra touch to my cards! I am hooked!  I find that using a ruler to make the stitches keeps the lines nice and straight.  It seems the smaller the stitch the better the outcome!

So for this card, I chose a cream colored cardstock to make a flower border on top.  I tied the blue ribbon around the bottom of the cream cardstock and mounted those pieces onto the kraft cardstock.  For my flowers, I used my die cuts and added clear bling to the center.  I would recommend using a strong adhesive to attach the largest flower to the ribbon and cardstock.   I couldn’t figure out what sentiment to use for this card so I will wait for that special occasion to stamp it on.  Wouldn’t it be nice if I stamped the sentiment in white pigment ink? It’s on my wishlist!

  • Recipe: All cardstock from Recollections, Ribbon/bling from Michaels, Cuttlebug 2×2 Flower die cut, Martha Stewart Floral Lace edge punch, Sakura White Gel Pen, Fiskars Twist and Flip 2-in-1 Corner Punch.

Oh Baby, Congrats!

“First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby carriage!”

So I finally purchased my first set of Spellbinders Nestabilties and I think they are so fantastic! They are so much better than the Sizzix die cuts (well the ones that look like a little black brick!) because they are very easy to store and I can use it to cut little windows on my cards.  My set had six different sizes of scalloped circles which is great for layering so I am officially obsessed!

For this card, I decide to make my own background, so I stamped the flower image all over the white card stock in different shades of green and yellow.  I punched out little flowers and added green bling.  In all honesty, I made a little boo-boo with my stamping and punched out the little flower to cover it up, but it ended up looking really cute so I added it all over! So there you go, a little faux pas can turn into fantastic!  For the final touches, I used my sharpies and made tiny dots around the scalloped circle.  I am in the works of planning a baby shower (invites, favors, etc.) so I ordered this adorable die cut from cuttlebug !  I’ll be making a lot more baby stuff in the near future (aka next week!)

Helpful Tips: Store your spellbinders in a clear plastic cd case because the packaging it comes in is a bit flimsy!  This will save you a lot of storage space and if you are like me, you can store it next to your cd cases with all the clear stamps!

  • Recipe: All craftstock from Recollections, Flower stamp from Hampton Art, Ribbon/bling from Michaels, Flower punch from Ek Success, Baby carriage die cut from Cuttle bug, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Gable green/Glorious green/Yo Yo Yellow ink from Stampin’ Up Bold Brights, Congrats Stamp from the Paper Company.