Monday, November 21, 2011

Finally ...

     I finally finished up the last of the Thanksgiving cards that I needed. Unfortunately, I won't get to post one of them because I already gave it away. It really rocked too ;)

     I actually used up some of my scraps on this card. I had a lot of small pieces laying around. I just started tossing them about on the card until I found an order that I liked. Here's what I came up with:


     Supplies: CTMH Dreamin' Paper; CTMH inks; CTMH ribbon; CTMH Harvest Happiness stamp

     I have several Christmas gifts lined up to make and lots of Christmas cards, I hope I can find time to finish everything I want to do. So, I am off to clean up my desk and put away Thanksgiving/Fall things and move on to Christmas.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Season of Friendship

     I am still working on Thanksgiving cards. I finished up two last night, but they were very similar to the one I posted yesterday so I just popped those in envelopes to mail out. Today I started on a regular A2 size card. I've been using mainly my CTMH stamps so it felt good to pull out a Stampin Up set that I love. Just a few more cards to go and just a few days left to finish them up. Wish me luck!


    Supplies: CTMH cardstock and Dreamin' PP; CTMH ribbon; Making Memories brad; SU Season of Friendship stamps; CTMH and SU inks

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Harvest Happiness

     Hello~ I am in a Thanksgiving/Fall mood! I was flipping through some of my Close To My Heart papers and kits and noticed a paper pack that I haven't used yet. It's called Twitterpated. I ♥ this paper. It has awesome colors and prints. Unfortunately, I don't think you can buy it anymore :(

      I used a new stamp set called Harvest Happiness and my Cricut. This was my first time using the Cricut to cut out images and then lining up the stamps and stamping. I think it turned out great and looks super cool. I am going to search out more stamp sets that have that feature. Sure beats fussy That's the term I use for cutting out my images ;)

     For the leaf, I used a technique called Rock n' Roll. Most of you probably know what that is, but for those that don't, it's a simple technique used by just rocking the stamp around the edges of an ink pad to give the image more color and depth. The Honey and Barn Red made perfect colors for the fall leaf. 


Supplies: CTMH Twitterpated PP; CTMH round card; CTMH ribbon; CTMH Cricut cartridge, Art Philosophy; CTMH Honey and Barn Red inks for the leaf; SU Chocolate and Creamy Caramel inks for the nut; Twinery celery twine

     The true colors of the card can't be seen due to the picture quality.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Calendar Swap

     I've been working hard on some calendar pages for the swap I'm in. I started this swap back in 2006 with a great bunch of gals that I met online. Some are still around and still participate, sadly some have moved on, and some just don't have time for scrapbooking anymore. But, every year the calendar swap fills up and is alot of fun. This year I decided not to host, my thanks to Denise and Cindy for taking on the duties. They chose to do a calendar with a recipe included. It was quite a challenge to fit both on a 6x6 page.

     I made a pocket with a piece of pattern paper. You can't really see the sewing on the paper, but I sewed on a pocket and sewed together two hearts for a little 3D action :) I even added a bit of Stickles.


Supplies Used: Stampin Up & Bazzill Cardstock; My Minds Eye, Love nest pp; CTMH ink for the edges; Cricut Design a Calendar cartridge; Su ribbon; Stickles

     I hope the ladies enjoy these and I can't wait to see what the others send back.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Just a few presents

I've been working on a few little gifts this past week. I belong to a stamp club that meets one Friday each month. There are around 10 or so ladies that meet. It's such a great time and everyone just enjoys each other. So, I decided to make a little something for each one for the Christmas holiday.

If you scrapbook and make cards, then you know the new "in" embellishment to add is a stick pin. You can make lots of assorted pins yourself, or buy them already premade. They have some beautiful pins out there! But, where do you keep them so you can see them when you are ready for one and so you won't forget them? This is where my present idea came from.  I made pin cushions. They are so simple and I just love how they are turning out. Here are a few that I have already made. I'm still working on making several more.

Here they are all together:

Now, just a little closer:


Oh, and great news for me!! I found a way to make an inexpensive light tent box thing..... hopefully it will improve the lighting of my pictures. All of my things look so dark and drab, but in person they aren't. My next project is the light box, so let's hope I get it finished fast.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Be Scary...

I decided to use some colors that weren't typically used for Halloween on this one. I love the pop of teal and (of course) glitter.  I do have one more idea after this post for a Halloween card, then I will get to move on to Thanksgiving, then Christmas!!


Again, I really wish you could see the detail in this card. The glitter is so great!! 

Supplies: DCWV pp; SU cs; Copic and Spica markers; May Arts ribbon

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Glittery Frankenstein

This stamp is one from the dollar spot at Michael's. I skipped over all of these a time or two, but decided to run back and get them. Unfortunately, by the time I made it back I missed out on a couple :( But, I'm lovin' the ones I did find!


Supplies: SU cardstock, KI Memories pp; Nestabilities; SU punch; Recollections sticker; Copic markers & Spicas

I'm still working on taking better pictures. I am on vacation for a few days so this one was finished in time to take a picture outside but, it's a little overcast. Which made for a gray look to the picture anyway. Since I only make stuff for fun, I don't want to invest a lot of money in to a light box, light, and all that stuff. Is there a cheap way to make my pics look great?

Monday, October 3, 2011

Give me all your Candy...#2

I am on a roll with this stamp. It's just so cute.  I colored it using Copics and Spica. The glitter just pops off the card, I really wish you could see it.

I used Nestabilities to frame behind my main image and for the inside of the card.



Just a few more cards to make now. My goal is to make 8, and I have 4 down.

Supplies: SU and CTMH cardstock; KI Memories pp; Copic markers; Spica pens; misc ribbon; Recollection 3D stickers

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Give me all your candy...or else!!

This stamp cracked me up. I love the saying and the little vampire. I picked it up at Hobby Lobby today and came home and used it immediately. This makes 3 Halloween cards. I hope to get 5 or 6 more finished in time to send a few out before Halloween.


Supplies: SU cardstock for base of card; CTMH pattern paper from the Halloween kit last year; Stampendous stamp; Copic markers and Copic Spicas for the image; CTMH glitter brads, Misc ribbon and chipboard; Martha Stewart scallop punch

Monday, September 26, 2011

Ghoulin' Around

Another Halloween post today.  I am so excited about Halloween this year. I can't wait to get all the decorations out of the shed and decorate. I just have to get hubby on board to help, which might take a little more convincing. ;0)

This card was made using last years CTMH Halloween kit. The colors and fun stamp set are awesome to work with. The cute little guys can be made any way you want them. The kit is called Hooligans. I spiced up my little guys with some CTMH Prisma Glitter, so glittery!


*I am working on trying to set up a place to take better pics. So please ignore the bad lighting.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Too cute...

I love this time of year. Fall brings lower temps, beautiful colors, and the start to the holidays.

I am going to challenge myself to post something crafty at least once a week. I'm new to posting on a blog, so hopefully my pictures will get better.

Let's start with a card I made this afternoon. It turned out so stinkin' cute.


Supplies: Michael's Dollar Stamps; Copics and Spica Glitter Pens; DCWV Autumn stack pp; CTMH cs; CTMH: Troublemaker stamp for greeting; Cricut Cartridge from CTMH for border under images; Misc brad