Friday, September 28, 2012

Yesterdays Papers

Over on the Stamping with the Oldies blog we have been playing with our older papers this week. I made this card using some papers from K & Co that I have been hoarding for years without ever using a single piece until now.

I love these cute stamps from Unity, they are from a kit called "Shine Out", and I just added some ribbon and a few pearly gems to it.
Thank you for stopping by, and have a great weekend!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Da Bomb {F4A135}

Wow, two posts in one day!
Just thought I would share this cute card I made for the Free for all challenge today. My daughter wanted a card to send to her very silly friend in Michigan, and we think this is perfect for her.
A Muse stamps
PTI card stock
Memento Ink
Googly eyes
Thank you for stopping by, and have a fun weekend!

Lots of Hearts {FWF}

Hi, and Happy Friday!
Today I have a card with some stamps that I got about a month ago, but had not had a chance to ink them until last night. I love these worn hearts and had so much fun playing with them. I embossed the background and the heart with some glitzy embossing powder (kinda hard to see in the pic), and I love the shiny glittery hearts with the distressed edges.
Unity "Hearts of old" background stamp
Unity "A Little Grunge Love" kit
Stampabilities "Gracie Moon" alphabet stamps
CTMH Holiday red ink
Versamark ink
embossing powder
I usually do not make a lot of distressed stuff, but this was easy and fun, so I will definitely do more of it from now on.
This weekend I am hoping to get some time to craft and finish making cards to fill a box that I am sending to OWH later in the week. It makes me so happy to send them cards, and I feel like that is the least I can do after receiving so many cards made by OWH crafters while my hubby was deployed last year. And when I make cards for OWH my husband does not complain about the time and money I spend on crafting :)
Thank you for stopping by and have a fun weekend!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

CAS188 Pinterest Inspiration

Today I made a card for the CAS188 challenge at SCS. I love the colors and the leaves in the inspiration photo, but I was so not in the mood to make a fall card, so here is what I came up with for this.
Unity SOTW stamp
Me & My Big Ideas dp
PTI card stock
Leaf pins
Thank you for stopping by!

Monday, September 17, 2012

I am Thankful

The sentiment on my card is perfect for how I feel today, because even though it is Monday, I am thankful for so many things. Today I am mostly thankful for the fantastic weekend that our family spent on the beach. It was so much fun and the weather was perfect the entire weekend, a perfect way to spend a weekend before it gets too cold to go to the beach and swim.
I wanted to make a card using this rolled flower that I made this morning, the flower turned out a little bigger than I had imagined, and next time I make one of these I will use a not so wide ribbon.
The sentiment stamp is from Unity "The time is now", orange card stock from PTI, and I am not sure where the ribbon or the swirl stamp is from, I have had both for quite a while.
Thank you for stopping by!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Friends With Flair {Happy Halloween}

Lately I have been trying really hard to use up some of all the older dp that I had to have, and then never used. When I was going through my drawers of papers, I found this huge pad from DCWV called "The Fall Stack", and I thought that these papers were perfect for this bat stamp from Unity that I have had for some time too and never inked until today.
I embossed the bat stamp so it is really shiny looking, and added the black gems just because it is so hard to resist the urge to add a little bling to everything I make.
Unity "Halloween Traditions" kit
DCWV paper
Zva gems
Spellbinders ovals
embossing powder
Thank you for stopping by, and have a happy weekend!


Wednesday, September 12, 2012


Seems that it is harder than I thought to use up one entire pad of paper...
Last week I challenged myself to keep making stuff until one pad of dp was used up, and I am still working on that. So here is a card made with papers from Me & My Big Ideas and a stamp from Unity.

Unity Feb 2011 KOM stamp
Me & My Big Ideas paper
EK Success border punch
Black brad
Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful Wednesday!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Embrace Possibility {CAS}

For today I am playing along with the CAS challenge over on SCS,to use color blocking on your card.
This is my take on that in simple black and white with a sentiment from an awesome Unity kit called "Art & Possibility"

I cut the black piece of card stock freehand and rounded the top corner only, to go with the curve in the black piece.
Thank you for stopping by!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Friends with Flair {Boo}

Here is a cute little Halloween card that I made after seeing the idea for these cute little gate fold cards on SCS this week. I love how it turned out, and think it would be perfect for putting in a kids lunch box, or even my hubbys lunch with a small bag of treats, he deserves it for putting up with me every day :)

The paper is from Echo Park "Apothecary" (I love these papers), the bat on the front is from the August KOM, and the stamps on the inside is from a Unity set called "Too cute to Spook".
Thank you for stopping by!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Just a Note

I am still working with the same pad of paper from Me & My Big Ideas.
My plan was to keep making stuff using only this pad until it is used up, but I am not sure that I will be sticking to the plan - there are a lot of papers in a pad and it gets old only using the same papers for every card.
Today I have a fun card that I made with smaller scraps that I punched into hexagons, I love using the scraps of paper, and I do like how this turned out.

Unity Jan 2011 KOM
Me & My Big Ideas design paper
PTI card stock
Thank you for stopping by and have a terrific Thursday!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


Last weekend I organized my smaller pads of papers, and realized just how many papers I have. There are so many 6x6 pads of paper I "had to have" only to put them in the pile with the other ones and either only use one piece of paper from the pad or not use any at all. So now my challenge to me is to use all of the papers in a pad before I can get anything new. This is why you may see several project using the same papers for the next few weeks.
Today I have a card that I made using my Cricut which I have not been using much at all either.

Me & My Big Ideas paper
Inkadinkadoo "Creative Words" stamp
Provo Craft "Sentimentals" cartridge
Most of these cards (and more) are being sent to OWH, as I hope to be able to give back just a little, since I received several OWH cards from my hubby last year when he was deployed, and I know how happy these cards make both the sender and recipient.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

A quick CAS Card!

The past few weeks have been super busy with getting kids ready for school, and getting to know the new area we live in, so it has been a while since my last post here.
I finally got most of my craft stuff unpacked (cannot believe how much stuff I actually have...), and spent a lot of time making stuff this weekend.
For today I have a CAS card that I made using some felt for the flower, and some washi tape
The sentiment is from Unity July 2012 KOM "Ol' Bag of Fun" and I am pretty sure the button came from PTI, the felt was cut using a round Spellbinders die.
I really like how this turned out, let me know what you think.