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!