Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Just a couple of Birthday cards!

September is a month full of Birthdays and Anniversaries in my family! Here are a couple of birthday cards I have made so far!

Recipe for card:

A2 Sized Card
Coordinations Cardstock: Nostalgia Super Assortment
Stampin' Up Cardstock: Groovy Guava, Basic Black
PaperTrey Ink Cardstock: Lemon Tart
Cosmo Cricket Material Girl and Garden Variety Double Stack
Kate's ABC's Cricut Cartridge (page 70 cut at 3")
Pink By Design "Birthday Birthday" Stamp Set
Petal Pink Crinkle Ribbon
Stampin' Up: Scallop Edge Punch, Small Ticket Punch

Recipe for card:

A2 Sized Card
Stampin' Up Cardstock: Bermuda Bay, Wild Wasabi, Pumpkin Pie
PaperTrey Ink Aqua Mist cardstock
The Paper Studio Celebrations paper stack
Smiley Cards Cartridge (present cut at 3")
Pink By Design "Birthday Birthday" stamp set
Spellbinders Nestabilities Wonky Rectangles
The Twinery Caribbean Twine


Monday, August 22, 2011

Drive it like you stole it!

Okay, I've seen a ton of people using the Tim Holtz Distress Stains, so I picked some up the last time I was in a craft store and decided to try my luck with them. Well I really like the way they work, especially when using them for backgrounds! (Tim Holtz products always work wonderfully anyway!) 

Recipe for card:

A2 Sized Card
Bazzill Straw cardstock for card base
PaperTrey Ink Cardstock: Aqua Mist, Spring Moss
Pink By Design: Ahooga Image Stamp Set, Just 4 Men Stamp Set
Spellbinders Nestabilities Reverse Wonky Rectangles
Memento Ink
Tim Holtz Distress Stains: Wild Honey, Peeled Paint, Broken China
Tin Holtz Black Soot Distress Ink


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge and a birthday card!

Well I was finally able to put a little something together with that new Close to My Heart Art Philosophy cartridge! I didn't have much time, so I used just a simple cut and made it into a birthday card!

Recipe for card:

A2 Sized Card
PaperTrey Ink Berry Sorbet cardstock
Stampin' Up Gable Green cardstock
K&Co Confetti Paper pack
Art Philosophy Cartridge (page 70, cut at 3 1/2")
My Creative Time "Wow, So Many Candles" stamp set
Martha Stewart Border Punch


My Creative Time's 9th Edition Stamp Release!!

I just gotta give yet another shout out about Emma's newest stamp release THIS Friday! You have to check out her (and her design team's) sneak peaks over at My Creative Time! They are fabulous! She is also having some great giveaways, and she will announce the winners this Friday during her release video!

Don't forget to visit The My Creative Time Facebook Page too!

Or the My Creative Time Shoppe and get your orders in for all of Emma's previous releases!

You don't want to miss this release!!

Monday, August 15, 2011


This was the first card that I used that new Janome Sew Mini on, so I wanted to make it pretty simple. But I think this color combination may be my new favorite, at least for right now!

Recipe for Card:

Stampin' Up Cardstock: Green Galore, Basic Black, Whisper White, Pink Passion
The Paper Studio Persnikety Paper Stack
Pink By Design "Big Thoughts" Stamp set
Straight From the Nest Cricut Cartridge (page 53 cut at 2 3/4")
iRock and gems
Stampin' Up Border Punch
Stampin' Up Small Ticket Punch
Studio G Glitter Glue
Janome Sew Mini


Sunday, August 14, 2011

If the Broom Fits...

And my last project for the day...

I keep seeing all of these super cute Halloween projects, and to top it off Pink By Design just released a new Halloween and Christmas stamp set, so it didn't take me very long to pull out those Halloween papers and put something together!

Recipe for card:

A2 Sized Card
Stampin' Up Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry
The Paper Studio All Seasons II Paper stack
Celebrate with Flourish Cricut Cartridge
Pink by Design: "Ghostly Greetings" stamp set
StazOn Ink
Misc ribbon and button from my "stash"


Welcome to the Neighborhood!

Today, I was finally able to spend most of the day crafting away! And I even used that new Janome sewing machine on a couple of cards. IT IS FABULOUS! I highly recommend it! It is really light and fairly small, so it fits right into my craft room. It is the best one I have used!

We have some new neighbors! So I decided to make a card for them to welcome them to our neighborhood! They are an older couple and he happens to be the chief of police. So instead of my hubby asking people to slow down and pay attention...now the chief gets to!

Recipe for card:

A2 Sized Card
Stampin' Up Cardstock: Dark Chocolate, Bermuda Bay, Lemon Tart, Kraft Cardstock, Green Galore, Gable Green
ColorBox white cardstock printed with a pattern from the Imagine Hopscotch Cartridge
Handy Man Cricut Cartridge (house cut at 4 1/4")
Pink By Design: "Home Sweet Home" stamp set, "Grow" (SOTM) stamp set
Fiskars grass punch
StazOn Ink
Stampin' Up Bermuda Bay Ink
Tim Holtz Antique Photo Distress Ink
Glossy Accents (used on the windows)
Janome Sew Mini sewing machine


Just another card...

I was going to put this up for Pink By Design's Fan Flash Friday over on Facebook, but didn't get it up in time! :( 

Recipe for card:

Stampin' Up Cardstock: Ballet Blue, Green Galore, Gable Green, Groovy Guava, Whisper White
Pink By Design: "The Life you Imagined" stamp set, "Cloudy Days" Background stamp
Straight From the Nest Cricut Cartridge (butterfly page 32 cut at 3 1/4")
Fiskars grass punch
Stampin' Up small ticket punch
Creative Imaginations Rhinestones
Celebrate It Ribbon (Hobby Lobby)


Friday, August 12, 2011

My Creative Time's Throwback Thursday Challenge!

Welcome to another Throwback Thursday Challenge over at My Creative Time!

 Here are the details for the challenge:
***Use ANY "RETIRED" Cricut cartridge of YOUR choice! You can see a list of "Retired" cartridges HERE! IF you do NOT own a retired cartridge, just use any OLDER cart that you own!

For the winner of this Throwback Thursday Challenge, Emma is giving away her newest release, her 9th Edition stamp set! The entire set!

I decided to go with the Serenade Cricut Cartridge. This one has so many cute cuts on it! And since my kids were watching Gnomeo and Juliet a few days back...I couldn't resist these adorable little flamingos for an anniversary card! :)


Once Upon a Princess Cricut Cartridge (page 46) I used my Gypsy to weld the two images together for my card base. Then made a couple smaller layers. The card is just barely under 5x7.
Stampin' Up Cardstock: Dark Chocolate, Vintage Cream, Kraft, Ripe Avocado, New Leaf, Raspberry Fizz, Hibiscus Burst
Serenade Cricut Cartridge: Flamingos cut at 4" (For the green Flamingo, I flipped it with my Gypsy.)
Floral Screen Cuttlebug folder
My Creative Time "My One and Only" stamp set
Stampin' up Chocolate Chip Ink



Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Janome Sew Mini...perfect for paper crafting??

A couple years back at a Scrapbook Expo in Utah, I purchased that little Provo Craft sewing machine to add stitching onto my paper crafts. Well, it never did work. I started to look around and most of the research I did, showed that this little machine was one of the best in it's price range. It has quite a few different stitches, too! So I ordered it a few weeks ago and just got it on Monday! I haven't had time to use it...yet. But I'm hoping that this weekend, I can try it out!

Happy Anniversary!

A simple Anniversary card for my stepdaughter and son-in-law. :) They've been married for 6 years now!

Just Because Cards Cricut Cartridge: Card Base and Patterned Layer
Something to Celebrate Cricut Cartridge: Love birds (page 57)
PaperTrey Ink Cardstock: Kraft, Dark Chocolate, Ocean Tides, Aqua Mist, Berry Sorbet, Lemon Tart
Vintage Damask Imagine Art & Pattern Cartridge
PaperTrey Ink Berry Sorbet Ribbon
Tim Holtz Antique Photo Distress Ink
Pink By Design "Here Comes the Bride" stamp set
Rich Cocoa Memento Ink
misc brads


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

BEE Happy

I got the new Art Nouveau Cricut Cartridge and some new Pink By Design  stamps last week, and one stamp set, "Honey Pie" went perfectly with this bee cut on this cart. What's better together than Cricut AND Pink By Design?!

I guess next time I need to look at my handbook when layering the bee. After I put it together and THEN looked at it, my bee looks a little different, lol. But I still like the way it turned out!


PaperTrey Ink cardstock: Lemon Tart, Dark Chocolate, Kraft
Jillibean Soup: Dutch Mustard Soup (6x6 paper pad)
Misc Bazill cardstock
Pink By Design "Honey Pie" stamp set
Martha Stewart punch
PaperTrey Ink Lemon Tart Vintage buttons
PaperTrey Ink Twine
Stampin' Up Early Espresso