Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Late Birthday

I am making up some birthday card packs for Christmas gifts. Everyone forgets a birthday once in a while. :)
Stamps: Ah Nuts! (Whipper Snapper), Bubs the Beaver (OCL)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
CS: Neenah Solar White, Brown, Creative Memories patterned
Other: Leaf brads, Copics, Ribbon

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

New Hero Arts stamp

This past weekend at Archiver's if you bought $20 in Hero Arts stamps you got the new catalog for free. Well, I love the word free so off I went. This cute stamp is a new one from Hero Arts. I colored her in with Copics. I colored her dress to match the little butterfly on the patterned paper but of course on this card the butterfly got covered up by the image. :) I guess I should have cut more carefully.
Stamps: Girl Holding Flowers (Hero Arts)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
CS: Neenah Solar White, Red, Unknown patterned, Flowers, Ribbon, Copics, Oval Scallop Nestablities Dies, Big Shot, Silver Brads

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Jungle Love

This is a great new Valentine's stamp set from Our Craft Lounge. I won it in their last blog hop. There are a bunch of really cute new sets.

Stamps: Jungle Love (OCL)

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Chocolate Chip (SU!)

CS: Chocolate Chip (SU!), Neenah Solar White, DCWV Animal Crackers stack

Other: Ribbon, Oval Nestibilities, Oval Scallop Punch, Oval Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch (SU!)

Here is the inside of the card....

Friday, November 27, 2009

Ahh choo!

I found this cute idea for a tissue box here the other day. This Our Craft Lounge stamp set was just perfect for it.
Stamps: Running Sick (OCL)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ballet Blue (SU!)
CS: Ballet Blue, Night of Navy (SU!), Neenah Solar White
Other: Ribbon, Copics, Tissue Pack

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you are all enjoying the day! Today is my dad's birthday. After all of the hard times last month I am certainly extremely thankful to still have him today!!

On to a project...I found this great idea on Dawn's Blog the other day. You attach a sucker stick to the back of a tealight and make a pretend treat out of it. So cute and easy!

Stamps: Tweet Winter Wishes (OCL)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
CS: Neenah Solar White, unknown
Other: 1 3/4, 1 1/2 circle punches, Scallop Circle Punch, Ribbon, Sucker stick, Tealight, Copics, Glitter Pen

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


I made this little treat box the other night. I will end up filling it with little candies I think. It is made very quickly with the Big Shot and the Matchbox Die. The little puffs of frosting on the edges are covered in sparly fluff. It is soft and sparkly! :)
Stamps: Life is Sweet, Lil' Pea-Nut (OCL)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, White Craft (SU!)
CS: Black (SU!), pink (Bazzil), Neenah Solar White
Other: Ribbon, 1 1/2 inch circle punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Copics, Rockin Pink Sparkly Fluff, Matchbox Die, Big Shot

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

More Christmas

Here is another Christmas card. I used the same papers and layout as a Stampin' Up! only card from my other blog. This one uses a cute Our Craft Lounge stamp set called Tweet Winter Wishes instead. The snow underneath the bird feeder is covered in Sugar Sparkly Fluff. That stuff is so much fun!

Stamps: Tweet Winter Wishes, Merry Wishes
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, White Craft (SU!)
CS: Real Red, SU! Designer, Neenah Solar White
Other: Copics, Ribbon, Sugar Sparkly Fluff, Nestibilites, Big Shot

Monday, November 23, 2009

Another OCL Sketch challenge card

Here is another card that I made for the OCL November Sketch challenge. I also made it for the birthday challenge that ended last night. One of the categories this one fits into is a color challenge of black, white and pink. I did cheat a bit and added orange for the snowman's nose. :) The little birds have Sparkly Fluff on their scarves and there is more Sparkly Fluff for the snow bellow Mr. Snowman. The snow in the background has chunky sparkles on it too.
CS: Black (SU!), Neenah Solar White, Bazzil Pink and Creative Memories patterned
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, White Craft (SU!)
Other: Copics, Sugar & Rockin Pink Sparkly Fluff, Chunky Crystal Sparkles, Oval punch

Friday, November 20, 2009

OCL birthday challenge

Our Craft Lounge is still having their 1 year Birthday celebration challenge. This card was created for it. The grand prize is $100 gift certificate. Wow could I have fun with that! :)
Stamps: Pat the Dawg House & Pat the Bad Dawg (OCL)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
CS: Basic Grey, Neenah Solar White, unknown
Other: 24K Gold Sparkly Fluff, Nestibilites Die, Big Shot, Circle punch, Copics, EK Heart border punch

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Whipper Snapper contest (non winner) :(

This is a card that I sent in for the last Whipper Snapper contest. I didn't win. :( Oh well, I think it is a cute card. :)
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black
CS: all unknown
Other: Watercolor pencils, Blender Pen, Ribbon

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

OCL 1 Year Anniversary!

Our Craft Lounge is a year old! To celebrate they are having some fun challenges. This is one of my cards for the challenge. This little stamp set is sold at Archivers and comes with four Copic Markers. The little red hat is covered in Rockstar Red Sparkly Fluff and the snow is made with a BG10 Copic marker covered in Crafty Sparkles Chunky Crystal glitter.
Stamps: Joyful Penguins (OCL)
CS: Neenah Solar White, Bazzil and unknown patterned
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Certainly Celery (SU!)
Other: Copic Markers, Rockstar Red Sparkly Fluff, Crafty Sparkles Chunky Crystal glitter, Ribbon, Tombo Glue pen, Circle punches

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Barn card

Since I live in Farmington and I work for the Board of Animal Health I get a lot of requests for farm type cards. I found this great stamp by Great Impressions a few weeks ago and thought it would be perfect.
Stamps: Great Impressions, Teeny Tiny Wishes (SU!)
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black
CS: All unknown
Other: Copics, Ribbon, Bling

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Chocolate Gift

I am going cardmaking with some great friends this weekend and I wanted to make something fun for them. This is a Hershey bar wrapped in some snowflake paper and decorated. I hope they like them! :) But then who doesn't like chocolate? I stamped the fence first then masked the end of it to stamp the snowman. Then I colored it in and cut out around all of it and popped it up on the snowflake paper.
Stamps: Tweet Winter Wishes (Our Craft Lounge)
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black
CS: Unknown patterned paper, Neenah Solar White
Other: Copics, Glitter Pen, Ribbon

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Mom's birthday card

This will be short but I thought I would post a card quick. This is what I made for my mom for her birthday this year. I also took her to see Little House on the Prairie, the musical.

Stamps: Visual Artistry, Tim Holtz Collection from Stampers Anonymous, Elegant Greetings (SU!)
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black
CS: Not Quite Navy, Kraft(SU!), Vintage Paisley (Basic Grey)
Other: Ribbon, Brads, Copic Markers

Thursday, October 22, 2009


Sorry I haven't posted anything for awhile. My dad had a massive heart attack and nearly died. He is doing a little better now but it is going to take a long time for him to recover. Then on Tuesday my mom had a lung removed (cancer) and of course her hospital is across town from my dad's. I have been pretty busy going back and forth between the two of them, working full time and taking care of my family. I will try to get something posted soon but please have patience while I work through this tough time.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Our Craft Lounge Sketch OCL07

Here is my card for the October Our Craft Lounge Sketch challenge. You can find the information here on their message board. I won this stamp set for having the winning card in the August challenge. It is called Tweet Winter Wishes.

Stamps: Tweet Winter Wishes (OCL)
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, Old Olive (SU!)
CS: Old Olive & Vanilla (SU!), Unknown Cranberry, Deja Views Home for the Holidays patterened paper
Other: SU! Ribbon, Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pen, Sponge

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Scrapfest class

This is the cute card that I made at the Our Craft Lounge class at Scrapfest this year. I had never used their Crafty Sparkles glitter before. It it totally awesome (goodness can you tell I grew up in the 80's?). Anyway, it is really fun and it was used to make the snow. There is also some white Sparkly Fluff on the little penguins belly and hat. It is white so it is hard to see in the scan but fun to touch on the card!

Stamps: Joyful Penguins (OCL)
Ink: Black (sorry I don't remember what kind)
CS: ?
Other: Copics, Crafty Sparkles, Sparkly Fluff

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Baby card

I made this card for someone at work who is having a shower this weekend. I was going to stamp a little giraffe for the front of the card but then I was looking at the scraps from the background and just punched out circles from it to decorate the front instead. Super quick!

Stamps: None
CS: Pink Passion, Green Galore (SU!), Imaginisce patterned paper
Ink: none
Other: ribbon, circle punches, Big Shot machine, circle texture plate

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Candy Monster

I picked up this cute little stamp set at Archiver's during Srapfest last weekend. It is a special set from Our Craft Lounge that comes with four Copic markers. I used just those four to color this in. After I finished the card I thought the upper left corner by the monster was too white so I colored and cut out some little candy corns that are in the set and popped them up on the front.
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black
CS: Stampin' Up! designer paper, Black, Green Galore, Pumpkin Pie (all SU!), Neenah Solar White
Other: Copic Markers, Ribbon, Circle Punches

Monday, September 21, 2009

Copic Certified

I am now Copic Certified! The class was so much fun and I learned a lot. Marianne was awesome. She has so much knowledge stuffed into that little body! Check out her website if you would like to learn a ton about the Copic markers. I will be practicing and posting some tips that I learned later on.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Butterfly lip gloss

This is a terrible picture but....I never claimed I was a photographer.....just a stamper. :) Although there is no stamping on this project. Oops. Anyway, I traced out this butterfly using a very old Stampin' Up! template. I did one with patterned paper and one on vellum. After I cut them out I attached a lip gloss and some bling. So far my daughter and her friends have loved them. Hopefully I will sell a lot at my upcoming craft show this weekend!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Last card box....

For now at least. :) I found these little adhesive tiles at Home Depot. I really hate going to that store but when I get dragged there I manage to find something I can use. :)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

More card boxes

Here is another box with cards for the craft show. I was so busy making these that I didn't write down what kind of patterned paper I used. Something in my very large stash. :)
Stamps: none
Ink: none
CS: Bazill, unknown pattered
Other: Big Shot Machine, Daisy Die

OCL Sketch challenge

This month's challenge is based on one of my cards. Go check out the post and share your creations!

Monday, September 14, 2009

So Tweet cards

This is one of the little card boxes I am making for a craft show this weekend. There are six matching cards in the box. I got the great pattern to make it from Val's Blog.
The stamp and patterned paper is from Imaginisce's Twitterpated line. So cute!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Our Craft Lounge Halloween stamps

I just love Our Craft Lounge stamps! They recently came out with a bunch of new ones. This is little monster is from a set called Sweet Tooth Terrors. There are more monsters with candy and some cute says to go with it. I am taking a class taught by the owner of OCL at Scrapfest at the Mall of America next week. Can't wait to meet Cammie, Joy and Kisa!
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black
CS: Retired SU! Halloween Paper, Retired SU! Kiwi Kiss paper, Pumpkin Pie SU!, Neenah Solar White
Other: Retired SU! Kiwi Kiss button, Big Shot Die cut machine, Matchbox die, candy, ribbon, Circle Punch, Scallop Circle punch

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Another Fairy Girl

Here is another layout using the same Digi Stamp as yesterdays post. This would make a really cute card to slip under some little girls pillow from the tooth fairy. :)

Stamps: Fairy Girl 2 (Dustin Pike)
Ink: none
CS: Bazzil, Neenah Solar White
Other: Copic Makers, Star punch

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Digi Girl Stamp

This is a great Digi Stamp by Dustin Pike. He gives away a free one every Wednesday on his blog. This is one of the ones I purchased from his site though. His designs are so cute!
Stamps: Fairy Girl 2 (Dustin Pike)
Ink: none
CS: Summer Sun, Pixie Pink (SU!), Neenah Solar White, Unknown patterned paper
Other: Flowers, Brads, Copic Markers

Friday, September 4, 2009

Our Craft Lounge

This is a birthday card that I made for a friend of mine. I thought it was a cute stamp set. The elephants toenails are colored with Copic glitter pens and so are the eyelids. :)

Stamps: Lil' Pea-Nut (Our Craft Lounge)
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black
CS: Neenah Solar White, Bazill, Unknown patterned paper
Other: Ribbon, Copic Markers

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Happy Birthday!

I picked up this cute stamp set from Stampendous when I was on vacation. I don't really like monkey's myself but any cards I make with them seem to sell very fast. :) This is a cute little guy popping out of the cake at least. The top is the front of the card and the bottom is the inside. It was all colored with Copic markers. In a couple of weeks I will be taking a Copic certification class. I can't wait to learn more tricks to use these markers.

Stamps: Changito BDay (Stampendous)
CS: Neenah Solar White, various patterned paper I had in my stash
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black
Other: Ribbon, Corner punch, Copics