Saturday, December 17, 2011

Wish You a Merry Christmas

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas filled with joy and laughter. May God bless you all during the holiday season. May the true meaning of CHRISTmas say close to your heart.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas Cards

Here are some of the Christmas cards I made to send out this year. I used Christmas Craft stickers from Hobby Lobby since they were 50% off! YEA! I used embossing powder on the card at the top left. On all of them I used The Paper studio Christmas paper. I hope you enjoy them.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Creating from the Heart: ♥ My Annual End of the Year/ Christmas Giveaway!!! ♥

Creating from the Heart: ♥ My Annual End of the Year/ Christmas Giveaway!!! ♥

Creating From The Heart Giveaway

Melissa at Creating FromThe Heart is having a huge giveaway. Go to link below to enter.

Her prizes are as follows.
~ A $150.00 Gift Card to Michael's Craft Stores
I could of just stopped right there, but did I?? Of course not!!
How about this too??!
~ 1 Copic Air-Brushing Starter Set System
~ 1 Copic Color Swatch Book
and finally....
~ 36 Copic CIAO Marker Set!

Monday, December 5, 2011

FYI: Mr. Cricut Crazy Cricut Imagine Giveaway!!!

I wanted to let you all know that my friend Tanner AKA Mr. Cricut Crazy is giving away a Cricut Imagine. All you have to do to enter is purchase one of his awesome stamp sets. The more you purchase the more chances you have to win. To hear more about his fantastic giveaway please watch the video he has posted on his blog here.

My Other Hobby

I thought I would share my other hobby with you. Jewelry making. I make one of a kind jewelry with polymer clay. Polymer clay is also great for accent pieces in card making and other craft projects. Polymer clay is very easy to use and can be bought at any big name craft store.The clay can be formed in any shape you wish. There are all kinds of tools and cookie cutter shapes you can use to cut out shapes. You can also use  stamps to add design and texture to the pieces. You can also use Pearl EX to add glittery accents to you clay before you bake it. It is usualy baked at 275 degrees in your oven or toaster oven. One warning, do not use tools or cooking pans that you use with food products. Here are a few examples of what I have done. This first picture is stuff that I have not baked yet and is incomplete.
If you look at the picture above you will see 3 pieces of jewelry that have pictures. This is a really cool technique of using laser print images on the clay.
The swirl is a signature design clasp that I put on most of my necklaces. 

 Chinese Caligraphy pendents of Faith, Hope, Love, Joy and Peace.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Thinking of You and being thankful

Before I get to the card I want to share with you what I was most thankful for this year. We traveled to see my husband's mother this Thanksgiving. During the summer we alomost lost her. She was very sick and we did not expect her to be around this Thanksgiving. Thanks be to God that when we went to see her she was healthier, stronger and spunkier than ever. I know alot of people have trouble with their in-laws but I truly love this woman. She has been a rock in my life and a blessing to my family. She also trained my husband very well. He cooks, cleans and does laundry thanks to her! Woo hoo! Thank you God for another Thanksgiving with her!

Well now for the card.
I used the Cricut Imagine to cut the tag with Thinking of you stamp. I used Purple pigment in on the edges of the paper to as depth to it. I then used Colorblok white core cardstock paper, a cuddlebug embossing folder and sanding technique to make the pink square. The pattern paper is from The Paper Studios Adhesive collection paper block.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Rudolph Card

Fiskers Emboss Plus Edge Punch
Christmas Crafts Rudolph 3D sticker
Gold vellum
Rudolph Christmas paper from Hobby Lobby
Stampabilities Gold Pigment Ink

Monday, November 14, 2011

Friday, November 11, 2011

In the Christmas Spirit!

I am so in the Christmas spirit today! Wishing my DH would bring the Christmas stuff out of the attic. Maybe next weekend. Well today I have been off work so I took advantage of my free time. I went to Hobby Lobby and took advantage of the 50% off Christmas Crafts and bought some stickers and paper to make Christmas cards. this is just one of the many I made today. Hope you all have a great weekend!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Thank You Card

I made this card to send to a new craft friend. I hope she will like it when she receives it.
I cut the flower and the tag on the Cricut Imagine using the Plantin cartridge for the flower and the tag is one of the basic shapes built into the Imagine. I used Cotton Candy ink to color the flower and the tag. I used Colorblok white core cardstock to make the background. I put it through the Cuddlebug in the swirls folder then sanded the paper. I made a paper bow out of some old paper.
Hope you are doing good and inspired to craft! Have a great day!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Candle Card and Thrift Store Finds

Cuddlebug Swirls Embossing Card
Cuddlebug Birthdays Die Set with embossing card
The Paper Studios Birthday Extravaganza Paper
Creative Memories Flower Cutter
Orange Glitter
I had a blast Saturday thrift store shopping. I found a shelf to store the stamps I use the most. I plan on painting it black.
Not sure what I will store in this house yet but it matched the box below it I already had. I painted the box black green and yellow to match the toom.  Not sure if I will paint the house like the other or leave it for now.
 Thrift stores have been a great resource for storage for me. The Habitat Restore and Goodwill have had some awesome items that I have incorporated into my house and craft room storage.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Walmart Halloween Craft Clearance Alert

I am so excited to share this sale with all of you. Walmart has all their Halloween stuff 75% off. Well ALL of these craft items are 24 cent each. I got this haul for less than $7. YEA!! Just thought I would let you know about it before they are gone. Make sure you scan the glitter and ink pads because some colors are still regular price.Take care all! Please share the news with your crafty friends!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Pinwheel Thank You Card

The Paper Studio Embossing card.
Cricut Imagine Yummy Cartridge for scallop circle, swirl, and Thank You color.
Thank you was made from the Wild Card Cricut Cartridge
I used Modge Podge Dimensional Magic on the swirls and the Thank You.
To create the pinwheel I used Martha Stewarts Lattace border punch and the Martha Stewart Score board. I cut the 12 in paper to a 1 1/2 inch strip. used punch on edge then scored the paper every 1/4 inch.

Monday, October 24, 2011

My Creative Time Design Team Call

I am so excited to share the pop up card I just made for the MY CREATIVE TIME DESIGN TEAM CALL! I have not been able to buy any of her stamps yet but I really like them. The mixture of fonts she uses are very pretty and unique. Inside the card I used a recipe for what I call Shimmer Mist that I had found. The pop up pattern I used is from Robert Sabuda's free pop up card patterns and directions. I cut it out on Colorbok paper then distressed the edges of the flower and the card with Cranberry "Ink it up" ink.

The outside of the card was made with the Birthday Extravaganza  and Adhesive Simplicity paper by The Paper Studios. The scalloped circle on the front was printed on my Cricut Imagine using the Imagine More cartridge. I distressed the edges with Tim Holtz "Vintage Photo" distress ink.
I hope you enjoyed the card! I don't know if I have a chance because of all the talented people out there but never hurts to give it a try.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tuesday Tips: Episode 1

This is my very first video! Yea. Thanks to my daughter Brianna I was able to do it. She is so talented. I have decided to start doing Tuesday Tips. They won't all be videos but it will be fun. Hope you enjoy my first video!

Monday, October 17, 2011

National Boss Day

I made a card and matching rosette for Bosses Day. I used the Cricut Imagine, Imagine More Cartridge to make the flower for the front. I used my Martha Stewart Scoring board to score the rosette. I scored the paper every half inch then folded it. I cut out circle and put hot glu on them then glued the rosette to the circle. I did ths for both sides. I then attached the Grateful flower from the Imagine More Cartridge to the front of the rosette. I then glued a pencil into the center of the rosette to hold it up in the flowers we bought them. On the card I used the same flower then used my Wild Cards Cricut Cartridge for the saying. I used the Martha Stewart Flower Border cutter and the scallop border cutter for the trim of the card.

Go to "You had me at Craft" and join in they party. Post your projects.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Happy Halloween Pop up Card for My Pink Stamper Challange

Hi all! I decided to challange myself with a pop up card for the My Pink Stamper Blog Hop Challange. Challenge: Make a goodie bag or 3-D item that is for a Holiday. Any Holiday or Occasion will be perfect.
I love pop up cards. They are so fun to make so I thought I would start with some help from Robert Sabuda's website. This way I could get a better technical grasp of the process and create more interesting cards.  Here we go! You can see the pop up better from top view.

Front view
Top view

Have a blessed day!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Teddy Bear card


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Hi all. Hope you are doing well. This card is for all of you! Thanks for following my blog. It is fun to share with you and read your blogs as well. I learn so much from all of you! Thanks for sharing your talents and Ideas!

I used a Stamping up Teddy Bear stamp set to make this card. I colored with Colored pencils since I haven’t been able to buy Copics markers Sad smile. One day maybe. I used the Cuttlebug Spots embossing folder for top of card. the paper came from The Paper Studio Back to Basics pack. I then Inked the edges of the papers Martha Stewarts Gold Ink pad.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Just another simple cupcake card. I used Cricut Yummy Cartridge. The paper was Glitter Sweet paper.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Shimmer Mist Recipe

I have always wanted to buy some Glimmer Mist but found it to be too expensive for my taste. I don't buy too many craft things without a sale or coupon so I guess I am a clearance sale and thrift junkie.  I searched the web and found several recipes for it on Thanks to all the people who shared their recipes. I already had everything I needed to make the recipe below. Yea! The recipe worked really well. The glue in the mixture bonds the PearlEX to the paper so it does not smear. The only thing I need is a better misting bottle. I had an old travel kit with a spray bottle in it. It sprays a little heavy so I will be getting new ones for more colors.
Here is the Recipe:
One part Decoupage Glue, Modge Podge or  ElmersGlue
One part water
One small scoop of Pearl EX
Mix in a small misting bottle.
To make your colors bolder add a drop or two of stamp pad ink refiller or in one case I read someone used Rit Dye.

 I don't think you will be able to see it very well from these pictures but here is how it did with the bottle I want to replace. I used Gold and  Brown PearlEX for my mix. I sprayed it onto a light green paper.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Fall is here

It is such a beautiful fall day here today. The weather is perfect. I think it's time to pull out the fall decorations. Tomorrow off to our cities fall festival and funnel cakes. Yea! Can't wait to spend time with the family. My husband has had to work the past couple weekends so it will be nice to have him back.
Recipe for Card
Cricut Imagine Yummy Cartridge
The Paper Studio Birthday Extravaganza Paper
Martha Stewart Border punch

Thursday, September 29, 2011

I got a great deal at Goodwill two weeks ago. I found two huge bags of stamps for $5.99 a bag. There were about 30 or so stamps. AWESOME!! I decided to play with my new used stamps and color pencils to make this card. It's something I have not done much of. So here you go. I plan on making these for my family this Thanksgiving. Something simple i hope they will enjoy.
I am so thankful for my children. They are growing into wonderful adults. It is hard to believe my youngest child, my daughter is in college. My son is growing into a fine young man. Momma is proud. I just pray God watches over them and guides their way through life! What are you thankful for today?

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Inspiration hits you got to act fast before its gone!

I made four cards tonight. Boy I haven't been inspired like this for awhile. I have been so busy or so tired I could think to make a card.
Hope you enjoy!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Lollipop Birthday Card

 I made this card using the Cricut Imagine Yummy Cartridge. The Happy Bday was cut out with the Cuddlebug Birthday Die cutter. I used The Paper Studios Birthday Extravaganza paper for the background.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


I made this cute clipboard for my friend who has two kids with Autism. The puzzle pieces are used as a symbol of Autism Awareness. I used the Cuddlebug puzzle die. Royal Coat Decoupage Finish. For more information on Autism please go to

I made his one for myself to match my bulletin board at work. I used the left over fabric from my bulletin board and Royal Coat Decoupage Finish.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Hugs and Kisses

 This is an exciting week for me. My birthday is tomorrow and my daughter graduates Friday. My sister is coming up from Florida for the graduation. YEA! I really am enjoying the Blossoms & Butterflies paper stack I just bought. It has such pretty paper. Love 50% off sales. Here is how it was made.
Hello Kitty Cricut Cartridge
DCWV  Blossoms & Butterflies paper stack
Martha Stewart Lattice punch
Glitter glue Clear
Paper Studio Stamps