Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Learn to pause...

Hello!  I have another manly card for you :-)  Love this one!  I was sitting in a restaurant waiting for my breakfast when I noticed a guy wearing a really cool looking t-shirt.  And it completely inspired the background for this card.  I started with just plain black and brown papers for this one... 
A2 card in Kraft

Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Artful Things stamp set -sentiment/wings/background script/bird

embossing folder- PC From My Kitchen set

Black ink for edges; black pigment ink and clear embossing pwd for heat embossing the wings on the background; Tim Holtz distress tool for the edges; white ink for edges, the bird and to make embossing pop.  I tore the edges of the sentiment strip and then applied black ink to the edges.  Sew Easy floss in pinecone and Oriental Trading Co. button, pop dots.

Thanks for stopping by today :-)


Monday, February 25, 2013

Enjoy the Journey

Hello!  I have a few cards to share this week that are perfect for the men in your life...  This one was a birthday card for my brother, Don.  I like how it turned out:-)

                                                                    Inside sentiment.
A2 card in Kraft

Tim Holtz Artful Muse embossing folder-Old Jalopy
PC- Diamonds in the Rough embossing folder

Black ink for the edges and to make the embossing pop, black pigment ink and clear embossing powder and Ranger heat gun for heat embossing, Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous clear stamps from Playful Journey, brads from my stash, brown/white twine, pop dots. 

I didn't even use my Cricut on this one but I love it!

Thanks for stopping by today!


Saturday, February 23, 2013

Note pad

Hello!  I was cleaning up my craft room recently and discovered some printer paper that was left over from a few note pads I had made as gifts.  The paper was basically long and skinny.  So, I thought--grocery list :-)  Yay!
cereal boxes for the covers cut to 4x11
printer paper for the inside pages 4x11

DCWV - Nana's Kitchen Stack

I covered the cereal box  pieces with the patterned paper.  I fussy cut 'made with love' and 'live good be happy' from scraps of the patterned paper.  Prima flowers, pop dots, Oriental trading Co. blue clear button, DMC floss #972.  1" white binding wire, ribbons are American Crafts (blue dot) and organza ribbons are Ribbon Boutique.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Notebook for my Audrey

Hello!  I have a cute project to share today.  I made a little notebook for my 6 year old daughter, Audrey.  She loves to write stuff down.  She's a lefty so I made the book so it opens at the top so she doesn't have to fight with the binding while writing.  I gave it to her for Valentine's day.  She loves it :-) 
The front cover.  I used a cereal box for the covers and then covered them with the pretty papers.
Inside cover and an envelope.  The word 'dream' was stamped with pigment ink and then heat embossed.  Love the look and feel of embossing :-)
The back of the envelope.  This was my first project to use Washi tape on.  Love this stuff!!
Back cover of the book.

Book is 8 x 5 1/4"

The Paper Studio - Daydream Doodle Stack - all patterned papers

Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cart - Audrey @ 2", envelope @ 6" using the Italic feature

Wide rule notebook paper (inside pages of the book), MS butterfly border punch, We R Memory Keepers Washi tape in blue, Dream stamp by K & Co. , Zing embossing pwd in Frost, .75 Cinch binding wire in rosey, silver bling squares, Green/white grosgrain ribbons are Basic Narrow (M's), hot pink ribbon iss Ribbon Boutique (HL), blue dot ribbon is Ribbon FX (HL).

Thanks for stopping by today :-)


Sunday, February 17, 2013

Valentine Treat Boxes

Hello!  One more Valentine project to share with you :-) If you're looking for fun and easy-- this is it!!  I got to play with the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2 cartridge for this project.  It's way too fun!  At first I cut this gable heart box using one 12x12 sheet of paper and using the fit-to-page feature.  It cut at 6 1/4".  Really cute--but small.  This would be fabulous for a small gifty.  So, then I tried cutting this box in two seperate pieces at 9" and it came out so cute.  You do need two matching sheets of 12x12 to get it this size.  These went to my kiddos' teachers.  I filled each one with a bag of Hershey's kisses. (sorry about the glare on the pic)
DCWV - Sugar & Spice - heart patterned paper
DCWV - The Sweet Stack - pink, red patterned papers

TBBM2 Cricut cart - Gable heart box @ 9" (this is made with 2 seperate cuts), tags @ 2 1/2"

Terrifically Tacky tape - 1/2" to secure the edges, Sew Easy Floss to attach the tag, Hershey's  kisses :-)

Thanks for stopping by today! 


Friday, February 15, 2013

B.M. + C.M.

Hello again!  This card is for my husband for Valentine's day.  I personalize it with our initals :-) 
5 1/2" square cardbase in Kraft

DCWV- Be Mine stack - book page paper
Core'dinations - Scarlett- red paper

Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cart - heart @ 4 1/2", 3 1/4", initals @ 1/2" using Roly Poly feature
TC Sophisticated Cricut cart - Girls-border @ 2"

Embossing folders - PC Hugs & Kisses, Swiss dot (on initials)

I sanded the Core'dinations paper to make the embossing pop, Decorative brown lace trim (HL), pop dots, DMC floss #816 (bow on the bird)

Thanks for stopping by today :-)  I hope you had a really sweet Valentine's day!!


Thursday, February 14, 2013

I Heart U

Hello and Happy Valentine's Day!   I have another Valentine to share.
A2 cardbase in white

Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cart - hearts @ 1 1/2", 1 1/4", 1", 3/4"; letters i & u @ 1 1/2"
Elegant Edges Cricut cart - hearts1 @5 1/4" using the fit-to-length and the border features (I trimmed it to fit the card)

Embossing folders:  CB Swiss dot, The Paper Studio - Love, love, love

I misted white paper with Bubble gum Glimmer mist for some of the heart layers, pop dots, Sew Easy floss in princess, avalanche, midnight.

Thanks for stopping by today :-)


Wednesday, February 13, 2013


Hello!  I'm back after a bit of a break from blogging.  Wow, it's almost Valentine's day!!  I've got a few things to share over the next few days.  First, a card...
A2 cardbase in white

Platnin Schoolbook Cricut cart- heart @ 1 3/4", 2"
Elegant Edges Cricut cart - scallop2 @ 5"

Embossing folders - CB- Hugs & Kisses, The Paper Studio- Love, love, love

7 Gypsies "off the Wall" chipboard letters, pop dots.

Thanks for stopping by today :-)