Chickies Like to Shake Shake It!

So I wanted to try something new…

So I’m shaking things up with shaker cards! My bestfriend sent me an awesome youtube video showing how to make your own shakers and I’m officially obsessed!

I’ve filled this shaker card with beads and star sequins.  I found a great way to store all these goodies along with my other craft essentials and will be sharing that in my next post!

  • Recipe:  CS from PTI, Chickie Stamp from DeNami Designs, Waltzmouse Stamps Happy Birthday, Copic Markers, Sequins, Beads, PTI grass stamp, Bling, Clothes pins, Spellbinders, Foam, Doodlebug Designs Scrapbook Paper.
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I’m not argumentative…

You’re just wrong all the time!

The next card in my “I’m not…” series. I love love love this card because it just cracks me up.  It’s the perfect card to give to your significant other or a loved one. lol.

  • Recipe: Cardstock from PTI, Lawn Fawn Stamps, Ek Success flower punch, bling from I-rock, Martha Stewart Twine, Sharpies.

Sometimes you just need to…

Stop and smell the flowers.

And in this case, sniff the flowers!

  • Recipe: Craftstock from PTI/Recollections, Gel Pens, Spellbinders, Twine, Colorbox Ink, Scottie Stamps from Stampin’ Up, Bling from I-rock, Fiskars cloud punch, Martha Stewart flower punch, Buttons from Michaels, Sharpies.

The “I’m not…” Series.

“I’m not bossy…I just have better ideas!”

My friends inspired me to come up with this series of funny and clever cards!  I like that the outside of the card looks so sweet and cutesy but inside there is a wise crack waiting for you! lol!

  • Recipe:  Card stock from PTI/Martha Stewart/Recollections, Twine from Martha Stewart, Stamps from Lawn Fawn, Glitter pen, Sharpie markers, Flower punch from EkSuccess, I-Rock, Hot Rocks

Happy Birthday Little One!

I lovelovelove baby cards!

I think it’s the color combination, ribbon, and stickers are just tooooooooooooooooo adorable!

  • Recipe: Cream colored card stock from Recollections, Ribbon/Half pearls from Michaels, Scrap booking paper from K & Company, Spellbinders Circle and Scalloped circles, Stickers from Forever Time, Souffle pen, Memento Ink in Tuxedo Ink, Happy Birthday stamp Inkadinkadoo.

Martha Stewart has stolen my heart!

If only I could decorate, cook, arrange flowers, and fight crime in a cape-I too could be Martha Stewart!

I just love all of her products because they are such great quality and I totally recommend them to a starting stamper.  These wonderful bicycle stickers are from Martha Stewart and I just fell in love with it.    This card screams happy spring time to me, so next time I will try to add some fall embellishments to match with this time of year!

I have been trying to take photos of my cards in natural sunlight and sometimes it is a hit or miss!  This picture came out a little darker than I wanted but I will have to work on finding the right backgrounds and lighting!

Thanks for stopping by to say hi!

  • Recipe: All craftstock from Recollections, Spellbinders scalloped circle, Martha Stewart Bicycle stickers, Jolee’s Boutique flower stickers, Buttons from Michaels, Fiskars Twist and Flip 2-in-1 Corner Punch, Stampin’ Up Eyelet Texturz Plate.

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.

OMG OMG OMG!

I heart scrapbooking conventions!

Now I understand why people like to post all the goodies gathered from a scrapbook convention! It is all so lovely to look at it! I’ve gone to bed with my bag of goodies on my night stand!  I found a ton of stuff while rummaging through the $1 bins.  My favorite find were the black jeweled flourishes that I have been searching for every where!  My most expensive purchase was a rubber stamp cling set which is soooooooo incredibly adorable!  I also love these glitter pens which are so wonderful for decorating because the ink is clear and all you see is sparkles! So neat! My best friend and I have decided that we shall meet up at another scrapbook convention…in Hawaii! YES!

  • Helpful tip: If you are heading to a convention be ready to shop and explore for hours-so wear comfy shoes!  I went around the convention one whole lap before making my purchases.  Bring a note pad and jot down things you like, prices, vendors-that way you are more organized and don’t end up splurging at one booth!  Also, food and water was rather expensive so save yourself some stamping money and eat before, bring some snacks, and your own water.  I also noticed everyone carrying a large tote bag! Bring one along because you will need to to hold your goodies.  Good things to know before heading out to stamping heaven!

The Color Purple

Just a touch of purple…

I made this card for someone who loves all things purple!  This card is a little different from most cards I’ve made because I usually don’t use a lot of flower embellishments.  (But I’m trying to!) This is also my first time using Japanese paper and I like how it adds a lot of richness to the background.

Sometimes you need to design a little outside of your creative zone to see what works for you and what doesn’t!  Here’s my attempt at it!

  • Recipe: All craftstock/purple brad/half pearls from Recollections, EK Success Slim Edger Scroll and Dots Punch, Japanese paper, Purple flower from Prima, Stampin’ Up Flourish Texturz Plate, Fiskars Twist and Flip 2-in-1 Corner Punch.

Cutie Caterpillar!

Who knew you could be both cute and crawly!

I found this wonderful bubble sticker set and inside each sticker was a cutie creature with a moving flower or leaf! So neat! It reminded me of spring time so I decided to go bright and happy.  I mounted my white craftstock onto a piece of striped scrapbooking paper.  (Next time, I will just cut out small thin strips and attach it to each side because I found it a bit wasteful to use the entire piece of scrapbooking paper as a border.)  Then, I added yellow and green flowers to the bottom of the card using foam adhesive squares.  Finally, I attached the caterpillar sticker and punched out small flowers with bling.

Thanks for visiting!

  • Recipe: All craftstock/foam adhesive from Recollections, Happy Birthday stamp from Hampton Art, Bling from Michaels, Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black, Martha Stewart flower patch border punch,  Ek success flower punch, Scrapbooking paper from Me and My Big Ideas, Caterpillar Sticker from Bubble Stickers.

Happy Everything!

Just add a little happiness.

It’s the middle of the week so of course it’s time for Simplicity’s one layer challenge! The theme is Repetition. Repetition. lol.  I have been dying to use this “Happy everything” stamp that I picked up in the $1 bin at Michaels.  When I read the sentiment it just made me smile!

As suggested, I went digging through my stash to find an accent stamp that came with a stamp set.   I love this little flower and happily stamped it in a few different colors.  After several attempts, I found it was much easier to stamp the sentiment first and then add each flower.

For some odd reason, this card  would not show up well in the light box! I must have tried twenty different ways and ended up going back to my old set up! *argh*  Must perfect my lighting situation! I probably should end this post with a happy thought since the sentiment is happy everything…happy thought? happy thought? OH! My Scottie is getting a very much needed trip to the groomers so I am looking forward to sharing her new-do with you! There! Happy!

  • Recipe: White cardstock from Recollections, Classic Bold Bright inks from Stampin’ Up Ink spots, Little flower stamp from The Paper Company, Fiskars Twist & Flip Punch – Round ‘n Round.

Happy Birthday Soobi!

May your birthday be filled with lots of treats! *munch munch*

There is just something about personalizing a gift (name, initials, a quote) that is so wonderful! This craft was so fun to make and I’ve been looking forward to it!  I scored my blue cardstock and texturized it with polk-a-dots.  Next, I stapled the cellophane bag to the back of the cardstock and used flower punches to cover up the staples poking out the back.  I cranked out my alphabets using my cuttlebug die cuts and stamped on a birthday sentiment!  My only worry is that the goodies will get crushed in the mail! *keeping fingers crossed*

My little Scottie showed signs of birthday-envy and wanted to take a bite out of the gift! 🙂 She’s just going to have to wait for her birthday!

  • Recipe: All craftstock from Recollections, Cellophane bag from Michaels,  Cuttlebug Olivia Alphabet die cut,  Happy Birthday stamp from The Paper Company, Brillant Blue from Classic Stampin’ Up ink spots.

Punching Addict!

It’s important to set goals for yourself.

My goal has been to get my hands on these delicious little punches from EK Success! And surprisingly, I found it at my local target!  There are a lot of really cute punches made by ek.  And I’ve learned flower punches are very  versatile.  Big or small, flowers seem to go with almost any occasion! So the next time you are visiting target-stop by the scrapbooking aisle because who knows what kinda goodies you will find!