Monday, March 29, 2010

Birthday Wishes for my SIL

I made up this cute little card for one of my SIL's birthday's. Well I liked it so much, that made another one and put it up in my Etsy shop! LOL!!!

I used my cricut for the swirl/flourish cut and some Stampin Up! products for the mini top note and best wishes stamp.

Thanks for taking a peek and hopefully in the next day or two I'll share my Easter creations for my daughter's classmates. They're all finished, I just need to get a picture of them! Stampin, crafting, cardmaking I love, photographer and techy type person I am not!

Stampin Up! supplies

Chocolate Chip and kraft cardstock
Curly label punch
Scallop edge punch

Take care!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Been MIA This Week

Good Morning,

Just wanted to say sorry, I've been away from my blog this past week, life sort of got in the way of fun! LOL!! It's been a busy week, doesn't seem to be an end in sight either! With Easter fast approaching (acckkk got to get working on those little gifts for my daughters school friends!) and the kids off of school for a couple of days, and running to work and shhhhhhhh my birthday coming up, it's been crazy!

So I haven't forgotten you guys, just had to do other stuff this week.


I will be back in a day or two with some photos of a few things I've been working on while I was MIA!

In the meantime, take care,

Friday, March 19, 2010

Yummy Little Icecream Cone Birthday Wishes

Just sharing a cute little card I made using my Cricut machine for the icecream cone, and of course my Stampin Up! favorite combination!

Used some DSP for the background and cardstock for the cone and rounded the corners for a little change in look. I put the red cardstock through my Cuttlebug embossing folder for the dots on the strawberry for some added texture!


DSP Sending Love
Corner rounder punch
Birthday Bliss stamp set
1 3/8 circle punch
Scallop circle punch
Pretty in Pink, Real Red, Chocolate chip and kraft cardstock

I love to hear comments, so please feel free to leave me on!

Take care,

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Quick Birthday Card

A simple little card, with a sort of masculine feel today. Punched some circles out of red and blue cardstock, then added a couple stars (cut with my Cricut of course) used the scallop punch for an added embellishment and stamped with Happy Birthday. Sweet and simple I thought!

Supplies from Stampin Up!

Real Red, Brocade Blue, Chocolate Chip, Gable Green and kraft cardstock
Scallop punch
1 3/8 circle punch
Well Scripted stamp set (from the Occassions Mini Catalog)

Just a quick note guys, you only have a few days left to place your order during Saleabration to receive FREE product on orders over $65. If you're thinking of buying any Stampin Up! products, now is the time to do it! Click on the link on the left of my blog to go directly to the catalog's and my Stampin Up! website.

Remember I'm offering a FREE stamp set to the FIRST person to order through my Stampin Up! website!!!! (see the blog post below a bit to see a picture of the stamp set).

Things are a bit busy here with spring break, but I'll be back in a bit!

Take care, and enjoy the gorgeous weather we're having!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Easter Bunny Has Come Visiting

I'm trying to get a head start on Easter, and so far this is what I have come up with .... an Easter card! It was actually simple to make with my handy dandy cricut machine and the Animal Kingdom cartridge along with the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge. I used the oval punch from Stampin Up! for the eggs and the Sizzix XL bigz Top Note die cut for the background. I thought the card turned out pretty cute so I made a couple of them! My girlfriend sells my cards for me at her office, so I am trying to get a couple of new ones made for her, along with one or two for my Etsy shop!

The supplies!!!

from Stampin Up!
Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip and kraft cardstock
Large oval punch
Sizzix Top Note die cut
Well Scripted stamp set from the Occassions Mini catalog (quick only available till April 30th!!)

Cricut cartridges
Animal Kingdom for the bunny
Plantin Schoolbook for the grass

Take care till next time, and remember all comments are appreciated!!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Pink Invitations

We're having a party for my youngest daughter shortly and I made up these invitations to send out. She's quite the girly girl so I thought pink invitations would do the trink!

These were super easy to make, and lots of fun too. Took 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock and cut in half, then do two folds to make the base of the card. Used the scallop trim punch on the edge of one card. Then cut another (white) piece of cardstock in 4 for the inside and used the corner rounder punch on all 4 corners. After that stamp the floral image and then stamp with the invite stamp and you're pretty much done. For the belly band I used DSP and then stamped You're Invited on the pink cardstock and punched out with the small oval punch. Then punched a bunch of the scallop ovals out and adhered them together on the belly band. Put it all together and VOILA!

I love all the Stampin Up! accessories along with the stamps because everything works together so well!

Pretty in Pink, Real Red and Chocolate Chip cardstock
Small oval punch
Scallop oval punch
Corner rounder punch
Scallop Trim border punch
Wedding Sweet stamp set (for the flourish)
Introducing stamp set

If you want to leave a comment, I'd love to hear what you think!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

BLOG Candy!!!

I'm so thrilled to have been able to put little widgets on the right side of my blog with direct links to the Occassions Mini catalog and the Sale A Bration catalog, that I've decided to give away some FREE stamps to the first person to place an order through my Stampin Up! website (if this link doesn't work, just click on the top right hand side of my blog, the link is there!

The stamp set in the picture is called Whimsical Words, and it's one of the FREE products you can get when you place a $65 order right now with Stampin Up! But hurry, the sale ends March 30th, after that no more Saleabration items will be available!!

Sooooo whoever places the first order with me for Stampin Up! products, no matter the size, I will send you this stamp set FREE. So that means if you place an order over $65 you can pick any other item from the Saleabration catalog, because you will alredy be receiving the Whimsical Words stamps from me!!! Exciting huh!

And if you'd like to follow my blog, I'd love that too!

So hurry up and be the first one!!!

So excited! Can't wait! I want everyone to share my excitement with the Stampin Up! brand. They really are the best quality items out there, and the best part.....shipped right to your door!

Friday, March 5, 2010


I just wanted to leave you with a last little note, if you are looking for inspiration in your cardmaking or scrapbooking there is a wonderful site I recommend you check out. It's called 365 cards, and it's full of amazing ideas. The DT (design team) there is fabulous and hundreds of people 'play' along. I highly recommend you check it out, and bookmark it as a favorite!

and by the way, if you ever use my cards etc. as inspiration, please post a link to your card, I would love to see it!!

....and this is what happens when you're kids are out on a Friday nite.......I sit at home and worry and wait for them to arrive home safely!

Enjoy your evening!!!


Gonna try again and leave a direct link to the Sale a bration catalog! I stamper I am, a smart and savy computer person, I am not!!!

So although it's not really working (you can't just click on it!!) you can copy and paste it into your browser!

Sorry, I'm terrible at this stuff!!

Birthday Boy card

I definately stuggle when it comes to making a masculine card! I can't very well fill in the empty spots with flowers now can I. So I'm sort of pleased with how this card came out. I had the patterened paper at home, and used the scallop square punch, added a stamped sentiment, a button and a cupcake, all manly things right? and called it done! What do you think? Using kraft paper as the base really helped too I think.


from Stampin Up!

kraft cardstock
scallop square punch (so handy!)
sentiment from the Birthday Bliss stamp set

Martha Stewart cupcake punch

Enjoy your Friday!!!!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

The More Candles, the Bigger the Wish

This is just such a cute little stamp set.......I love it! Here's a quick and easy card made with the DSP Sending Love and the FREE stamp set Whimsical Words you can get with a $65 order from Stampin Up! I just love the pink and brown combo, don't you!!!

Don't forget the SALEABRATION event is over March 30, so get on over to my Stampin Up! website and check out all the great things over there!

Take care,

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

A Give-a-way for You!!!

I'm so excited to have my Stampin Up! website up and running, that I have a little something for the FIRST person to place an order with me! Obviously it'll be something from Stampin Up! I'm thinking some samples of their DSP (Designer Series Paper). Doesn't matter the amount, whoever places the first order, I will be shipping out to you a little something extra! Isn't that exciting! So get on over to my Stampin Up! website and check out all the great stuff going on right now! Don't forget, they have their SALE A BRATION going on now, so with every order of $65 or more, you get to pick out one FREE item from their Saleabration catalog, and they have AMAZING stuff in there!!!

Here's the link to my website

You can also find it on the top right hand side of my blog!!!

Thanks again, see you tomorrow with another card I have to show you!

Take care,

Monday, March 1, 2010

Love You Much

I love this stamp set! There is something about the font that just really appeals to me! Anyways, I made this cute little card up after seeing a version of it on someone else's blog (I blog hop so much for ideas, I forget where I see them!!) It would make a great I love you card, happy anniversary or any occassion when you would like to tell someone how much you care.

The supplies!

Cardstock Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Real Red
DSP Sending Love (remember that's Designer Series Paper = DSP!) from the Occassions Mini Catalog
Scallop Trim border punch
Heart punch

all from Stampin Up!

If you guys want the item #, along with the name of the supplies, let me know, and I can provide it for you in my posts.

Got to run........errands to do!

Happy Monday!