Monthly Archives: June 2010

Some “Redo”s



  • Basic Grey Paper and Stickers
  • Prima Pearls
  • American Crafts Thickers

Hostess Thank You


  • Hero Arts Fork and Spoon Stamp
  • Neenah Solar White
  • Basic Grey Basics
  • May Arts Twine

Baby Lamb


  • Japanese Washi Tape
  • Waltzingmouse Stamps
  • My Mind’s Eye Cardstock
  • Fun Flock
  • Basic Grey Button
  • May Arts Ribbon, Prima Pearl



  • Lawn Fawn Stamps, Petite Petals and Partly Sunny
  • Reminisce Patterned Paper
  • Fun Flock
  • Memento Inks

Whimical Butterfly


  • My Minds Eye Patterned Paper
  • Unity Stamps
  • Recollections Rhinestone Swirl
  • PTI Vellum

Do you ever look back at your cards and think “I wish I…..“?

I do this ALL THE TIME! So, here are 5 cards that I reworked. Some of them I simply changed the theme of the card and some I improved!

These past few nights have been terrible for us… Lots of restless nights, there was a bleach & carpet incident with the boys last night, and I am TIRED!

Happy Hump Day!

Here’s to the rest of the week….CHEERS!


CJ’s Owie

How do The Johnsons handle crisis? With LOTS of humor!

Chris’s mom was known for her ability to heal all wounds with a band-aid and a good joke! We try to keep her spirit alive by cracking jokes in the time of crisis.

Here we are in the ER, CJ’s getting his 2nd cast on, Liam’s got the 1st cast over his face making elephant jokes, CJ’s making funny faces, and we’re singing Chicka Chicka Boom Boom!

Ahhhh, I am DEFINITELY scrapping this memory!

***Oooh, and I discovered a new, fun, and easy photo callage making site!

Check out!

It’s very easy to use too: select one of the many collage templates, add your photos and then customize by dragging items around. After the collage is finished it’s available for download.

There’s no signing up or anything, EASY PEASY!***

Here’s a card for ya:

Impression of Love

All materials are Close To My Heart:

Bamboo cardstock, vellum, Desert Sand and Tulip ink, Staz-on

Coupon Keeper

Here’s a fun project that was featured over at yesterday!

This is an inexpensive way to create your very own coupon keeper using the following materials:

  • Japanese Washi Tape
  • 5 envelopes
  • Adhesive
  • Alphabet Stickers
  • Tie (from Michaels in the invitation section)

And, there’s an AWESOME inspiration challenge going on!

PLAY and you could win some WASHI TAPE to try on for size!

Read all about it…

Happy Manic Monday Blogosphere!!!

You may have noticed some things moving around on my blog!

I’ve added an “i<3art shop” page at the top of my website,

which means that you can now order my designs by emailing me or by visiting my Etsy Shop!

Right now, there are 101 listings and I have PUHLENTY more recent creations to upload over time!

You can subscribe to the shop’s feed to see the newly uploaded listings daily:

In other news, a fellow Etsysian, Cheryl, has invited me to be featured on her new site,

Check out my feature here!

She’s looking to feature fellow artists, so check out the site and email her!

In more personal news, my family will be hittin the road come mid-October for a cross-country move to Washington State!

We’re SUPER stoked to be within driving distance to these places:



It’s just another manic monday, woah-ah-oh…

My DH’s alarms started going off at 5am…

I have schtuff to do…lots of deadlines.

This card is in ode to happier days 😉 It definitely seems like more of a Friday card! Hoping it will bring a smile across someone’s face this morning!


  • Bazzill Craft Cardstock
  • Hambly Screen Prints Designer Paper
  • PTI Ribbon
  • Tim Holtz word sticks
  • Fancy Pants Stick Pin (altered into a charm)
  • Jenni Bowlin Buttons
  • Cricut Cartridge, Summer in Paris

Bold Hello

Bold Hello

Doesn’t this just SCREAM summer!!!!? I love how the bright turquoise and orange work their magic together 🙂 I’ve just started to come down my “Hambly High”… I’m off to add more and more and more cards to my Etsy Shop!


  • Papertrey Ink Hawaiian Shores Cardstock and Ribbon
  • Reminisce Paper Lace
  • Prima Marketing Flower
  • American Crafts Thickers

Hambly Design Team!!!

3rd Column, 2nd down 🙂

In late May, I applied for the Hambly Screen Prints Design Team. As usual, I sent them some of my favorite projects and filled out a questionnaire! Usually, I sit and agonize over these things until I hear back from them, but this time was different. I looked at their dreamy Design Team and said “naaaaaaaaah, this wouldn’t happen for me in a million years!”

Lo and behold, I get an IM from Sarah asking, “Did you see Hambly’s tweet?”

So, I pulled up my tweetdeck lickety split and flew over to the Hambly Design Blog as fast as you can say “blog”. I waited eagerly as my imac loaded this collage…

Upon first glance, I didn’t see my work. And I thought, “well, there’s always next year!”

Then, I spied 3 metallic flower petals with rub-ons burnished onto them, and in that moment I Eeeeeeeeeked as loud as anyone could!

There were tears, laughs, and “no way”s being feverishly muttered.

Then there were Facebook inquiries, twitter proclamations, and a phone call to my DH.


Then the phone rang…

It was Allison Kreft, Miss Hambly Design HERSELF!

I made it!!!! I MADE IT!!!!! Eeeeeeeeeeek!

This was another dream of mine, to be on a Paper Manufacturer’s Design Team and Hambly Screen Prints is the best fit EVAH!

Here’s the Hambly 2010-2011 Design Team:

US Team:
Amy Tangerine (Culver City, California)
Laurie Cinotto (Tacoma, Washington)
Ann-Marie Norris (Simi Valley, California)
Tiffany Johnson (Fort Rucker, Alabama)
Becky Olsen (Cottonwood Heights, Utah)

International Team:
Jennifer Johner (Sexsmith AB, Canada)
Larissa Albernaz (Sao Jose dos Campos SP, Brazil)
Yukari Takanashi (Kanagawa, Japan)
Kim Jeffress (Australia)
Leena Loh (Singapore)
Stepanie Baxter (Surrey, United Kingdom)

Design Team Coordinators:
Kerry Lynn Yeary
Dina Wakley

Schlosser Designs Stamps, stamping simply

Today, I wanted to go back to the heart of stamping and where it all started for me.

There was once a time when I didn’t have a million stamps and created my own little patterns and backgrounds with small stamps and different inks!

Here is that moment revisited:


I created all of these cards using Build-A-Border and Boughs from Schlosser Designs Stamps.

For this first card, I created little rows of mint candies using a flower stamp and the base of another small scalloped stamp. The stamps cling on both sides, so if you want to get the silhouette/negative image just flip the stamp and ink it up! I will definitely be revisiting this design come Christmas!


For this card, I used a diamond shape and a heart to create an interesting retro pattern! I kept these cards sentimentless because I think they look letterpressed that way 🙂


This card is my favorite! I love the understated floral look and the colors are some of my faves 🙂


More Hero Arts!

Before I left Sunny California, I went to Ryann’s house to craft with Kelly, Melody, and Rachel. Kelly bought this awesome Hero Arts stamp set, Exotic Decor, and I HAD TO USE IT! I stamped a row of alternating images on my cardstock and then stamped some off on white cardstock to color with distress inks! Then I pieced the feather part.

The feather part is colored with 3 different distress ink colors using an ink blending tool. The bodies and stems are colored with copics. The stripes are Japanese Washi Tape!


  • Hero Arts, Exotic Decor, Clear Stamps
  • Neenah Solar White Cardstock
  • Memento Ink
  • Tim Holtz Distress Inks with Ink Blending Tool
  • Hero Arts black adhesive rhinestones
  • Copic Markers
  • SU Rub-on

My New Hero Arts Goodies :)

I just received some brand new Hero Arts Stamps that I pre-ordered!

This, A Village, is one of my favorite new Background Stamps!

Here’s another fun card:

Here I’ve paired the little truck from Happy Dad’s Day with a sentiment from another stamp set! Isn’t that Pebbles patterned paper fun!?

Hope you all are having a good day! Tomorrow is FRIDAY 🙂