Thursday, February 28, 2013

Hello all, I've Moved!!

After falling off the blog wagon, I've decided to rejoin and I wanted a fresh start. I've moved to a new address! Please come visit and follow me. :)

Monday, February 27, 2012

Make It Monday #55

I'm doing another Make It Monday this week. I loved Dawn's idea for making bigger frames, but I sadly do not own any frames from PTI yet. I do have the limitless layers dyes however, and Dawn's idea gave me another idea. I could absolutely make a reverse frame out of my limitless layer dies!

Here is the die I used...

And here is the card I made with this die..

I used Smokey Shadow cardstock and ink, Lemon Tart and Vintage Cream cardstock, and the new stamp set Simply You. Hope you enjoy!


Saturday, February 25, 2012

Make It Monday! #54

Can you believe it's already Make It Monday #54 on Nichole Heady's blog? This week's Make It Monday is to use glittered buttons. I happened to be making this card for a friend who just had a baby and I thought the wheels on this would be adorable as glittered buttons!

I used kraft, vintage cream, aqua mist and smokey shadows cardstock. The buttons and button twine are also from PTI, and I used the stamp set Tiny Tags and coordinating dies. The baby carriage was cut from my Cricut using the Stork's Delivery cartridge and patterned paper is from My Mind's Eye. And there you have it, a fantastic little baby boy card, easily adaptable for baby girl. ;)


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Papertrey Ink Challenge!

Well, I've been a little MIA. Our pups (almost a year old!) have kept me super busy. I'm also working on a new blog that I am going to design myself. So be on the lookout for that!

Anyway, here is a card for the Papertrey Ink challenge on Nichole Heady's blog. It is their 5th anniversary! Happy anniversary PTI!

The task today was to make an interactive card! I took a note out of Nichole Heady's book today, I tried to recreate a slider card, but let me tell you, those new dies coming out tomorrow would be sooo much easier! ;) I created a little butterfly to 'take flight'. I even used some felt for the backing, as that is probably one of my most favorite things to do. :P Hope you enjoy!


Saturday, July 23, 2011


As promised, here are the pup pictures!! Gahh they are so adorable.

Here is little miss Bella. Sad little puppy dog eyes!!

Here is little miss Zoey. Personality plus with this one.

Little puppy sisters playing. So sweet.

A picture of them when they are a bit older.

They are five months old now, and are each about 40 lbs. Growing up so quickly it's amazing! I have a few pictures on facebook that I have from my cell phone that are more recent. I'll try to get those posted too. :)


PTI's Stamp-a-faire Challenge 9

Hey everyone! I haven't posted in a long time, ahh. I really have just been so super busy with the two new pups and potty training. Oh my gosh, how long is it supposed to take to potty train two labs? Hehe. They are so sweet though, I'll post pictures. I thought a little challenge would help me get back into the swing of things, so here is a card I made for Papertrey Ink's challenge today. The challenge was to look at stamps in a new way. I thought it would be fun to make a flower and then use my sentiment stamps to create the stem and leaves. I do like that idea, I am sure I will do it again. Enjoy! I used PTI's Beautiful Blooms II, Butterfly Dreams, and Calendar Basics.

I'll get some puppy pics up here in just a couple minutes! :)

Have a great one,

Thursday, April 14, 2011

My Core’dinations Creative Frenzy

Good day everyone!!
I have been super busy lately, my husband and I just got two yellow lab puppies and we have been busy with them! But I saw this design team call and knew I had to do it. This post has to have three projects using Core'dinations cardstock. It could be any three projects, but what better way to showcase core'dination cardstock than with a card, layout, and a mini book. The cardstock is so versatile, I did a fun card, a wedding layout, and a boy themed minibook.

Project #1
This is a fun little card I created. The pink cardstock is core'dinations cardstock. I simply embossed and sanded either side of the cardstock leaving a unembossed strip in the middle. This is where I put my flower and sentiment. I layered it all on some black cardstock from my stash and ta-da, fantastic easy card. Did I mention I sanded around the core'dination cardstock to give it some rough edges? Love that effect.

Project #2
This is a wedding layout I did of my own wedding. This is all core'dinations cardstock. I love the pearlized cardstock for the back ground. This layout was super easy to make although it may not look that way. Again, I embossed some core'dination cardstock and lightly sanded over the raised portion. I also sanded in some of the negative space of the embossed design to give it a little something extra. Then I took a q-tip and some ink and colored in the embossed image. Love how that looks! Of course, the corner rounder was a big part of this layout. It adds a little extra something. A ribbon, button and pearls complete the look, along with some glitter alphabet stickers. :)

Project #3
This is a minibook that I created for my nephew. I wanted it to be simple and easy. Something that I wouldn't be super upset if it got lost or damaged. But I also wanted it to be fun, modern, and boyish* (*note: cool). Core'dinations cardstock again gave me the tools I needed to complete this project. I embossed several pieces of core'dination cardstock and sanded the embossed area. I also flipped the paper over and embossed the opposite side of the cardstock, then ran my ink pad over the raised areas to create a matching yet different look. So easy! I glued the cardstock to some coasters and punched holes in each 'page' using my crop-a-dile. The best part of the whole minibook is the front cover. I took all my leftover different colored pieces of core'dination cardstock, sanded it well, crumpled it up and smoothed it back out, tore it in pieces and glued it down on the coaster. I absolutely love how it turned out, and it looks really cool too. I think my nephew will approve. A few diecuts and pictures make this a fun and simple minibook.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look at my post! Thank you core'dinations for taking the time to look and/or consider me for your design team!

I'll be back soon with a few other projects I've put together. :)