Monthly Archives: July 2010

Red Riding Hood in the house!

So Sweet

TGIF Everyone!!!!

I am on my way to Tampa, FL as we speak! I wanted to share this quick card I made the other day. Torendi is a big fan of classic storybook characters. One of the retailers we purchase from, Decole, has a whole line dedicated to Red Riding Hood. I made this card by cutting the little house image from a Decole postcard!

Materials:

Check out this new set that just came in:

Decole Little Red Stamp Set

We have LOTS OF NEW STUFF on it’s way from a new to us retailer, Kodomo Stamps!

I’ve seen their products in CARDS and Paper Crafts Magazines!

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Teaching in Dothan, AL!

Cardmaking Made Easy

Starting next month, I’ll be teaching a cardmaking class at my LSS, Papermoon Scrapbooking! So, if you happen to be in the area, drop in to the store and reserve your spot!

I couldn’t believe it when the ladies at the store, Autumn and Bea, asked me to teach! I’m looking forward to meeting local crafty peeps and sharing my passion with them 🙂

Class Description:

Learn to make 4 different cards using the fun new papers from Basic Grey with the ease of incorporating Prima Marketing’s Clear Stamps. You will learn many techniques and tips including, paper piecing and coloring. I have a special technique that I’m dying to share! So, if you’re new to card making or someone that already takes up this fun hobby, you will learn something new!

Class Dates:

  • Thursday, August 12th 6pm
  • Saturday, August 14th, 2pm (also a crop day!)
  • Saturday, August 21st, 2pm
  • Friday, August 27th, 6pm

Spice Things Up

Spice Things Up

Here’s a puny Valentine’s Day card I made! I’m a wannabe foodie so this card appeals to me. I used some American Crafts Abode elements, the Lawn Fawn Stamps alphabet set, and a little puffy heart! Who doesn’t LOVE a puffy heart?

Materials:

In other news, things are set for our trip to Tampa this weekend! Brocotto’s, a Rays v. Yankees game, and Busch Gardens is on the agenda!

Mr.Brightside

Mr.Brightside Page 1

Here’s page one of a layout I created of CJ’s hospital experience when he broke his arm!

Mr.Brightside Page 2

This is page 2 of my layout! I drew inspiration from the Medical Elements of the Jillibean Soup papers. I made a scalloped border with the mini eye charts, a cool dot pattern with envelope ties (like the ones found on old medical files), and a staple border.

What is SORTA looks like next to each other!

If you have any tips on photographing double layouts, DO SHARE!

Materials:

  • Jillibean Soup Papers from Torendi Kit “Modern Red”, my fave Torendi kit and it’s 50% off!!!!
  • Bazzill Kraft and Navy Cardstock
  • Envelope Ties
  • Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
  • Scor-bug and Scor-pal
  • Cricut Letterpress Cartridge

My Birthday Boy and a card

Tailored

Good Morning Peeps!

My card is a recent PC reject. It was my favorite card I submitted. I drew inspiration from an Old Navy sweater of mine. The felt is from My Favorite Things.

Materials:

  • Bazzill Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things Felt
  • Hero Arts Rhinestones
  • Waltzingmouse Stamps sentiment
  • Black Microliner

Picture is horrible, but you can see the surprise on Liam's face!

How was your weekend? Mine was fun! I had family over to celebrate Liam’s Birthday (which is actually today)! After ruining his birthday cupcakes, we went to Applebees and the staff sang to him and brought each child their own ice cream sundae!

This weekend, my family bought the boys bikes. Liam was given this classic tricycle. He’ll probably outgrow it in a year, but it was love at first sight for him. He rides it everywhere, even around the house. He even hooks his bike up with his brother’s by using bungie cords. His most recent modification includes a little handheld radio that he stores in the compartment in the back with the rest of his “treasures”.

It was, indeed, a great weekend!

Soldiers Papercrafting

At lunch on Friday, my husband was feverishly looking for paper (cardstock) and tape (ATG gun). You might be wondering, “for what?”. Well, I asked him that very same question and he answered, “I want to make you a chinese star!”

I laughed and laughed. What, are we in middle school? LOL! But, he was serious! He wanted to make me the ultimate birthday card, which meant including a chinese star.

Here are the results:

This is the front of the card using Bam Pop Stamps, which are 50% off at Torendi! The boys colored the images in with crayons 🙂

This is the inside! “You’re on point” is such an Army saying! It cracked me up to see the Bam Pop stamps and chinese star paired with this quote!

And, of course they signed the back 🙂

I love and crave handmade gifts. My boys always come together to make me something uniquely sweet…sigh*

Doily Flower Bouquet

Doily Flower Arrangement

Good Morning Peeps!

I hope you had a wonderful Friday night! I DID! My family is in town and we stayed up all night playing Rock Band 2 🙂

This is a creation that I made for the recent Paper Crafts Magazine call and it was a reject 😉 I altered a wooden spool that held twine and made doily flowers!

Materials:

  • Glimmer Mist
  • Distress Inks
  • Doilies
  • Washi Tape
  • Skewers
  • Basic Grey Paper
  • Prima Marketing rhinestone swirl
  • Jenni Bowlin Butterfly

It’s my day!

It’s Dare to Get Dirty Week at Splitcoaststampers!

If you’re a Fan Club Member this is your chance to play along with Dirty Girls, past and present, in a ton of fun challenges.

If you’re not a Fan Club Member, this is the perfect time to become one! You can get all the info HERE!

We’d love to have you play with us this week! There are 33 challenges to choose from – play one or play them all.

The creation I have for you today is for my challenge! You can read the details HERE!

Happy Birthday Tree Card

All stamps are Clear & Simple Stamps!

Treetop Detail

Trunk Detail

* I found shredding scissors at my fabric store and they work just like the martha stewart ones and they’re CHEAPER*

Inside detail

The tree top flips open to reveal the sentiment and personal greeting 🙂

Trying out Shabby Chic…don’t laugh!

Sympathy Rosettes

Last night, I wanted to challenge myself for Card Style week at the Moxie Fab World Blog. So, I chose to make a Shabby & Vintage Card. It’s been forever since I attempted this style, probably over 2 years! So it was QUITE the challenge!

Be sure to check out the challenge HERE for yourself! Challenge yourself to go outside the realms of your usual style preference! There are also categories for Fun & Cute, Clean & Graphic, and Classy & Elegant!

Materials:

  • The Petal Press, Summer Garden Stamp Set
  • The Yellow Bicycle Paper and pins (thanks Paper Crafts Magazine)
  • Pink Paislee Artisan Elements
  • Colorbox Chalk ink
  • American Crafts Dear Lizzy Trim
  • Recollections rhinestone swirl
  • EK Success Corner Rounder
  • Maya Road Kraft Envelope
  • Distress Crackle Paint, Glimmermist, Distress ink

Still time to play!

It’s Dare to Get Dirty Week at Splitcoaststampers!

If you’re a Fan Club Member this is your chance to play along with Dirty Girls, past and present, in a ton of fun challenges.

If you’re not a Fan Club Member, this is the perfect time to become one! You can get all the info HERE!

We’d love to have you play with us this week!  There are 33 challenges to choose from – play one or play them all.

Today’s creation is for Debbie Fisher’s (debbiedee’s) Challenge HERE.

Be sure to check back tomorrow because I’m posting my creation for my Birthday Challenge in honor of my Birthday tomorrow!

Shabby isn’t my thing, but making this banner brought me so much joy!

Here are some detail shots:

I dyed my own bias tape (couldn’t find seam binding) with glimmer mist using Ashley’s tutorial that will be available after CHA!

I painted over the pieces with Distress Paint and then distressed the heart with distress ink!