Sunday, December 12, 2010

Peachy Keen Challenge 42 - Embossing

Whew! My new craft room/office (I'm sharing it now) is finally done and I'm back to crafting! Oh yeah, and I got a new camera for my anniversary gift, so no more cell phone photos!!! Woo hoo! My first project back was this card for the Peachy Keen Stamp Challenge #42 - Emboss It. We had to use either dry embossing or heat embossing. I chose to use one of my favorite polka dot cuttlebug embossing folders!
Here it is, as always, I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Kraft and purple and white cardstock - Michaels
PTI Hibiscus Burst cardstock and ribbon
DCWV Patterned Paper
Sentiment from Pink by Design
Butterfly stamps from Martha Stewart
IRock bling
White Jelly Roll Gel Pen

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Challenge Tag/Gift Card Holder


It's been a while since I've entered any challenges (or posted any projects :p ooops) So...I decided to enter a couple today!

The challenge over at Peachy Keen Stamps was to make something to do with gift wrapping!
Momo's Tuesday challenge is to make ANYTHING! (except a card....ha)
And the Weekly Circle Challenge is to use something transparent, like vellum. 

So, here's my project!

I like to give gifts with a gift card too, so I decided to make a gift card holder/gift tag, to attach to the gifts I'll be giving this holiday season. So, here's my project!

And here is the tag:

I'll write my message under the vellum, here:

Tags cut from Plantin Schoolbook cartridge
Pumpkin from PK-632 Halloween Sweet Folks colored with SU Stamp and Write markers
Sentiment from Pink by Design Bountiful Blessings
All patterned paper is from DCWV Autumn Amber, I am in LOVE with this stack!
Vellum is from my scrap pile and embossed with the swiss dots cuttlebug folder.
And ribbon I believe is from Michaels.

Thanks for looking!!!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge #37 and 1st Easel card!

The week's Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge is a sketch with a twist challenge. The twist is to use kraft cardstock. I've never used kraft before, so it was definitely a challenge for me, but I really like what it adds to a card. There may be more kraft in my future! This is also my first easel card! I can't wait to make more!
This card is for my grandma and grandpa who live in Arizona. The community where they live started having card making classes, so my grandma and I have been sending each other tons of cards! It's really fun!

Recollections orange, black, kraft and white cardstock
DCWV Rockstar Stack patterned paper
Ribbons and Happy Halloween stamp are from Michaels
Super cute pumpkin and I Love Boo are from PKS Halloween Sweet Folks!
And of course a ton of pop dots and white gel pen stitching

Thursday, September 23, 2010

MPS 5 Million Hits Celebration Bird Challenge

Last night Robyn over at reached over 5 million hits on her awesome blog! Her first challenge of the day was to make a project with a bird. So, I made a wedding card! My inspiration came from a super cute wallet that I found online this morning.
Again, I am so sorry for the horrible cell phone photo. My camera is broken :( but I put a new one on my xmas list!
Here's my inspiration:

And here's my card:

White, light blue and pink cardstock is from The Paper Company
Pearlesent blue/silvery cardstock is from DCWV Latte Cardstock Stack.
"welcome to the wedded bliss club" sentiment is from Stampin' Up Congrats stamp set
I used my Cuttlebug to emboss the background, sorry I don't remember the name of the embossing folder.
All cuts are from the super cute Sweethearts cartridge.
White grosgrain ribbon is from Michaels.

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

I can't believe it....

I watched HSN alllllll day today and resisted the temptation to buy the new cricut imagine (although I did pick up a few Martha Stewart items like the score board and glitter!) But boyfriend came home and he watched the last imagine segment of the night with me.....AND I BOUGHT ONE!!! I seriously couldn't believe that I did that when I got off of the phone! I had no intention of buying one today! YIKES! I am SUPER excited though!
I would say look for it soon.....but since I ordered it so last expected delivery date is October 11th.....UGH! This is going to be the longest month of my life!

Monday, September 13, 2010


I am so excited today! During the Peachy Keen halloween blog hop, I won a stamp set on Viv's blog and THEY ARE HERE!!!! My very first PKS Set! The most adorable things ever! I think I'm hooked and will be expanding my PKS collection!!!
Here is the set that I won, PK-632 Halloween Sweet Folks! Look for these on my upcoming projects!

They also came with a super sweet card from Viv! Isn't it cute? Check out Viv's blog!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

MPS September 11th Challenge

In honor of all of the men and women who are, have and will serve our country and those who lost loved ones to the tragedy of September 11th, Robyn at is having a challenge. Here is the card that I made for my sister, who returned home after 4 long years of being in London, Washington, Texas and overseas. I'm so happy to have her home and safe! She is my hero!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Erin Lee Creative Labor Day Layout Challenge & my first layout ever!

What a relaxing weekend! I got a lot of crafting done, hopefully I'll get some of my new projects up soon.
Here is one that I made for the Labor Day Layout Challenge over on Erin's blog. I am not a scrapbooker, so this is my very first layout! I took a trip to New Your City recently and figure those were as good of pictures as any to start with! Although I haven't decided exactly which photos I'd like to put in yet, so they aren't in the photo. So here is my NYC themed layout. As always, I would appreciate your feedback. Thanks for looking!

New York theme Patterned paper is from My & My Big Ideas
Solid Cardstock is from DCWV and The Paper Company
Cityscape was cut from Plantin Schoolbook
Playbills and street sign were cut using SCAL2
And everything is popped up with dimensionals

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Warmest Wishes Card


Sorry I haven't posted in a few days. School has started and my fourth year in college seems like it's going to be really tough! Wish me luck!
I wanted to get this card into Robyn's Winter Challenge, but of course I couldn't get it uploaded in time,so I thought I'd put it up now anyway. I think this Hello Kitty is just adorable!

All cardstock is from The Paper Company
The snowflakes are embossed using a Sizzix embossing folder
Hello Kitty is cut from the Hello Kitty Greetings cartridge
The border is from a MS edge puncher
I found the ribbon in the xmas section at Hobby Lobby, 90 feet for $8! What a deal!
The stamp is Stampin' Up from the All Year Cheer 1 set
And last but not least, the buttons on her jacket are from my new iRock! Which I am loving!

Thanks for looking!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Guess what came in the mail today!!!

Finally!!! My Imaginisce irock is finally here!!! (Plus all of the gems that I could order!)

Look for these adorable additions to my upcoming projects!
I'd appreciate your comments (tips, if you like/dislike it, etc.)

Have a great night!

Friday, August 27, 2010

40:31 Creations Challenge

I am realllllly sorry for the terrible quality photos on this one. I left my camera at work and really wanted to get this into Lauren's challenge last minute, so I had to use my phone...
Anyway, Lauren had a halloween project challenge as well, so I made this spinner card! Yes, another spinner card, I promise to find a new obsession soon! I just think they are so cute! I like this one the best so far because it is very simple and clean looking. The bat spins back and forth, like it is flying in the sky!I saw this technique on Trish's blog, see my post earlier today for the link to her video.
So, here is it! Hope you enjoy!

All of the solid cardstock is from The Paper Company
Orange polka dot patterned paper is from DCWV Amber Autumn Stack
Black Foil Stars is from DCVW The Rockstar Stack
The bat and vampire were cut from my current favorite cartridge Paper Doll Dress Up!
The sentiment is a stamp from the dollar bin at Michael's
The vampire's hair has Glossy Accents to make it shiny.
Milky Way White Galaxy Marker is for the outlines on the bat and vampire.
And Martha Stewart Drippy Goo Edge Punch

Erin Lee Creative Halloween Challenge

I can't believe that it's nearly September! School starts for my on Wednesday and I'm not even close to ready for it! But at least it means Halloween is almost here!!!!
Erin Lee Creative is hosting a Halloween Project Challenge sponsored by! I'm really excited for this one because I just LOVE halloween! I found a really cute idea on Trish's blog at Techniques by Trish. Click here here to watch the video. I wish I could figure out the whole video thing, so I could show you how cute this is, but I'll have to do it with photos for now.
So, here it is! The witch wants her Spell book, but it's too far away so she makes it levitate to her!

All of the solid cardstock is from The Paper Company.
The patterned paper is from Provo Craft Doodlecharms pack
The edge punch is called Drippy Goo from Martha Stewart
The sentiment and black satin ribbon are both from Michaels.
And last but not least, stickles!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

First post and Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge #35

I decided to create this blog so that I can enter my projects into design challenges. My first one is going to be Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge #35. It was a color combo and design challenge. The colors we had to use are Apricot, Teal and Orchid. I wasn't sure about these colors at first but all of the projects that people have submitted are SO cute! Anyway, here is what I came up with. I would greatly appreciate any feedback on my card, tips for my new blog or anything else!

Thanks for looking!