Just Because…I miss you!

I was asked to make a “just because” card…

This stamp set looks great on white cardstock too!

  • Recipe:  PTI card stock, PTI cloud die cut, Tim Holtz Distress ink, Doodlebug design Just Because stamp, Glossy accents, Stickles, Baby scrapbook paper, half pearls.
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Yellow Submarine!

Actually this one is silver! A yellow one is on the way!

I used clear cs to make a glass window on the submarine and loved how it turned out! I also stamped the submarine on glittery silver paper which gives it a nice finish.  This is also my first card using distressed inks correctly. YAY!

I really need to combine stamp sets more often!

  • Recipe:  CS from PTI, Half Pint Heroes Waltzing Mouse Stamps, Lawn Fawn Critters in the Sea, Tim Holtz distressed Inks, Half Pearls, Gel Pen, Glossy Accents.

She sells seashells by the seashore!

I love little pearls.

I found inspiration for this card as I was searching online for creative ways to use the Lawn Fawn stamp set.  I love how the half pearls sit perfectly on the sea shells.

  • Recipe:  White CS from PTI, Recollections CS, Lawn Fawn Sea Critters Stamp Set, Martha Stewart Sea Shells Paper Border Punch, Spellbinders Banner Die Cut, Red Twine from Martha Stewart, Thinking of You Stamp Set from PTI.

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.

I heart my Scottie!

I feel like this stamp set was made just for me!

That’s how I reasoned paying $40 (shipping and handling) for this adorable stamp set!

Enjoy the first of many scottie cards to come!

  • Recipe: White cardstock from PTI, Scottie Stamp set from Stampin’ Up, Half pearls and Bling from Micheals, Sentiments from PTI.

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.

Here comes the bride!

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!

I saw this card while I was standing in line at the grocery store and thought it was just sooooo adorable I wanted to try my own version.  I like how every thing turned out but I couldn’t figure out how to do the arms of the bride? Any ideas?

Here’s a close up!

This is the first card I’ve made in months! wooohoooo!

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.

Happy Birthday with Pleated Ribbon!

I love this new technique I just learned for pleating ribbon!

Now, what I would like is a  little sewing machine so I can do little details on my cards!

There’s always something new to learn!

  • Recipe: Green cardstock from Recollections, Ribbon/stamp/pearls from Michaels, Polka dot paper from K & Company, Border punch from Ek Success, Sizzix Texturz Plate Polk a dots, Spell binders label 8, Stampin’ Up Classic Ink Spot in Tempting Turquoise.

Wishing you a beautiful holiday…

At last, jewel flourishes you are mine!

The black jewel flourishes are without a doubt one of my best finds from the scrapbooking convention!  I had been looking for them at my local Michaels without  success =(  Love love love scrapbooking conventions!

I decided  to go with a  more elegant christmas design in order to show case the jewel flourish.  I cut out a piece of scrapbook paper about 2 inches, texturized it, and mounted it onto my white card stock.  I made sure to leave enough “white space” to stamp on the sentiment.  Then, I attached the jewel flourish to the card stock by gently pressing each section down and I added matching half pearls right below the sentiment.  I wanted to round both corners of my card but the combo of pti cardstock and my scrapbook paper did not fit into my punch-Now I know why people get the corner chomper! I may have to look into it!

  • Recipe: White craftstock/Sentiment from PTI, jewel flourish from Say it with bling, Memento ink in Tuxedo Black, Half pearls from Forever in time, Fiskars Twist and Flip 2-in-1 Corner Punch, Stampin’ Up Flourish Texturz Plate, Scrapbooking paper from Me and My Big Ideas.

Clearly Creative Boxes!

I thought I loved kraft card stock but clear craft stock  just stole my heart!

I finally got around to ordering from Papertrey Ink and I am so glad I decided to make the investment!  The quality of their cardstock, clear stamps, etc., is simply fantastic!  The product lives up to the hype and even the packaging for the goodies is such a treat.  Love love love PTI!

So, I decided to post a little preview of what I am making for christmas gifts this year!  For this goodie, I stamped on white flower flourishes using Staz on ink (The name doesn’t lie-it really stays on!) and then I made the outside packaging using kraft card stock and scrapbooking paper.

This is a great way to package cards made with love for the ones you loved!