Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Card Making Tutorial E-6: Gift Card Holders

It's been a while, I know. But I come bearing a gift! It's my newest tutorial, featuring two gift card holders! Hope you enjoy it, and have a GREAT day! :)

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Card Making Tutorial E-5: Cupcakes

Video Tutorial for Today's card.


Hi Everybody!!

I'm back with a brand new card and video!! I am REALLY excited, because I got a new toy! I got a PINK Scotch ATG, and I'm loving it!! So, I just HAD to make a card to break it in. Also, I am still running my special. Here are the details:

When you place an order of $50 (before taxes and shipping) you will receive a free gift! You have your choice of a Classic Ink Pad (your choice of color), or a pack of solid color cardstock (your choice of color) or a $9.95 or below single stamp (from the 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog). If you place a $100 or more order, you get TWO of those choices FOR FREE!! Or, if you place an order over $100, you can choose to get 20% off your order! (Before taxes and shipping) If you would like to place an order, either inbox me, or email me at I accept checks, credit cards, and I also accept paypal! ACT NOW, sale ends September 30th!!

Now for today's card:

I LOVE this card!! It has bright colors, glitter, and CUPCAKES!! :)

Stampin' Up! products used:
Pumpkin Pie Cardstock
Rose Red Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock
Party Hearty Stamp Set
Chocolate Chip Ink
Rose Red Ink
Tangerine Tango Ink
Tempting Turquoise Stampin' Write Marker
Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write Marker
Stampin' Dimensionals
2 Way Glue Pen
Word Window Punch

If you are interested in placing an order, please let me know. Have a FANTASTIC DAY!! :)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Card Making Tutorial Episode 3: Just Because

Hi Everybody!!

Today's video tutorial was a bit of a challenge. I had MANY things not go right for me! But, I powered through, and got it done! (Finally.) I hope you enjoy it! Any questions, please drop me a line!

Have a fantastic day!

Card Making Tutorial Part 2: Gift Tag

Here is Part 2! Watch as thing continue to go wrong, it was not a good day for me! LOL

Friday, June 11, 2010

The InkSpot: You Take The Cake!

Today, I am posting a bit of an experiment. I do a lot of youtube watching, and I have seen a number of approaches to making card making videos. I thought I would give this type a go. It is just me making a card, with no voice instruction. There is music! Let me know how you like it! :)

Here is the supply list:

Stampin' Up! Pacific Point cardstock
Stampin' Up! Summer Sun cardstock
Stampin' Up! Kiwi Kiss cardstock
Stampin' Up! Good Morning Sunshine Designer Seris Paper
Stampin' Up! Pacific Point Striped Ribbon
Stampin' Up! Dimensionals
Stampin' Up! Kiwi Kiss Classic Ink
Black Stazon Ink
Iridescent Glitter
Black Glitter
Tombow Glue Pen
Studio G 'Soloz' Birthday Cake Stamp

If I have forgotten anything, and you would like more info, please let me know! Have a great day! :)

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Card Making Tutorial Episode 2- Envelope Card

Hi Everyone!

I just uploaded my second video! I really like doing this, despite all the things that seem to go wrong when I do. I think there may be a bloopers video in the future. lol Anyway, I got the inspiration for this card from another card maker the I follow on youtube, yoliebean. She is an awesome papercrafter, and I enjoy watching her videos. Enjoy!


Have a great day! :)

Friday, May 28, 2010

Card tutorial: Baroque Butterflies

Hi All! So sorry I have been away. (I seen to say that at the start of all my spaced-out posts lately!)I have been hard at work though. I have been working on making my FIRST CARD MAKING TUTORIAL!! I am SO excited! I have been wanting to do one for awhile. I finally got all my ducks in line, and got it done! I know I will get better at it the more I do it, but I think I did ok for my first time out! As you will see, I had MANY things go wrong! But, I did have lots of fun doing it. I will say that I am so tired of hearing the sound of my own voice, that I think I will shut up for today. ;)

Let me know what you think! :)

Monday, May 3, 2010

Mojo Monday 137

Hi All!

This week is staff appreciation week at the kids' school. I am making the gifts for the teachers, and have been overtaken by apples and worms! I am making the gift tags, and thought I would use an apple and a worm for today's challenge. Look!

I didnt follow the sketch exactly, but I think it is still pretty cute! If you have any questions about the materials I used, please let me know! Thanks, and have an AWESOME day! :)

Friday, April 30, 2010

For my sister...

Hello! My card today is one I made for my big sister. She is having a baby in August, and I offered make her shower invites for her! I got the idea and template from the layout, from the AWESOME Kristina Werner. I LOVE going on her blog and watching her videos! Gives me tons of ideas! I also really like her simple, clean style. Here is the link for her card. I changed it up a bit, and the onesie is just some clip art I found online.

I embossed the message in clear. It shows up ok, but, I ended up doing the rest of the invites in white. She loves them, thank God!

If you have any questions about the materials used, please let me know. Have a fantastic day!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Mojo Monday 136

Hi All! I thought I would start off the first week I have been back after a lengthy absence with a Mojo Monday challenge! As I start getting my cards and gifts together for Mother's Day, I thought this was a really good sketch to get the creativity flowing! I liked this sketch so much, I did two! Enjoy!

Have a great day! :)

Friday, February 26, 2010

Bright Spots...

Hello! I'm so sorry I have been MIA. For some odd reason, my computer would not load any pictures from my memory cards. In a final, desperate attempt, I shut everything down for awhile. After I restarted, my computer was working just fine again! Modern technology, I tell ya...

Anyway, my card for today is another bright one! I am REALLY tired of the snow, cold, and gray, so I am trying to brighten up my life with cards!

Hope you have a fantastic day! :)

Friday, February 19, 2010

Crazy for Cupcakes!

Hello All!

Today I am sharing a couple of things. First, is the project I am doing this weekend with my kids club. I thought this would be perfect because what kid doesn't love cupcakes? I really like this stamp. It's a single stamp called 'Simple Birthday Thanks'. It's HUGE! I have made several cards using this stamp, the possiblities are endless!

The second thing I am sharing are the gifts I made for the kids' teachers for Valentine's Day. They really liked them! My oldest daughter's teacher didn't want to eat it because she thought they were too pretty! :)

Well, as is my VERY busy life, I must rush off. The school Luau is tonight, and of course, I am involved with preparations! Have a GREAT day!!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Hello All!

My card for today is a CASE of this card. I haven't been feeling the most creative lately, so I have been looking at the fabulous galleries on Splitcoast for inspiration. I changed things up just a bit, and added a splash of red. Black, red and white is always my go-to color combo when I am at a loss for creativity. Enjoy!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Valentine's Day is OVER!!

Hello All!

Well, I made it through Valentine's Day. Don't get me wrong I LOVE V-day. But, with 4kids in school, it CRAZY all V-Day week! Even my oldest, who is in 6th grade, just HAD to take in treats this year. I wonder if she will still feel that way next year? Anywho, I have been stamping, I just haven't had time to post. But, here is a little of what has been going on...

I love, love, LOVE the new Flower Punch from Stampin' Up! I am really enjoying the new design of the punches, and it is much easier on my hands. My cards for today have been inspired by cards that I have seen perusing magazines, and other blogs. I also wanted to get in the spirit of spring and summer, and get some bright colors rolling!

I really love the 'buttons' on this card. I made them using my 1 inch circle punch, and my crop-a-dile. A little time consuming, but I really like the end result.

Did I mention that I love the new flower punch? I love it. A Lot.

When I punch my flowers, I like to punch two and layer them, to make them even more sturdy. I also sponge the edges in the same color as the cardstock to give them more depth. I also did the same with the buttons.

Well, that's all for today! If you have any questions, please let me know. Have a FANTASTIC day! :)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Tess is AWESOME!

Hello All!

I have been playing around with Tess, and the Bitty Birthday stamp set! Again, I got the idea to pair these two sets from a poster on Splitcoast. What a genius! I think I am going to make a few more of these in different colors just to see what I come up with.

Hello all!

Yu can catch this card on it is for sale, along with some of my other favorite samples! Check it out!

Have a FABULOUS day!! :)

Monday, February 8, 2010

Tess takes the cake!

Hello All!

My project for today features one of my new favorite Stamp Sets, Tote-ally Tess. I knew when I first saw this set I HAD to have it! The possibilities are endless! I saw a fellow Stamper on Splitcoast use Tess with the Bitty Birthday set, and knew that I had to do the same. As some of you know, I was a professional cake decorator for a number of years. I still do cakes and cookies from time time, and thought this would be a cute take on me.

The sketch comes from the Mojo Monday challenge. When I first saw it, I thought I would have a hard time with it, but it ended up being a breeze!

The sketch:

The result:

Well, I hope you all like it, because I had fun doing it! Oh! I have some more fabulous news! If you look on the sidebar on the right under my profile pic, you will notice I have something new posted. I'm selling my cards on! I have more samples than I know what to do with lately, so I thought I would sell them off! It's actually kind of hard, because I look at each one of my cards as a little piece of art. But, I always take pics, so if I want to recreate them, I can. I only have a few posted right now. It is a bit of a process uploading them to the site, as I am new at doing this. So, I will be uploading more cards as the day goes on, so check back often!

As always, if you have any questions, please let me know. Have a FANTASTIC day! :)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The cream in my coffee...

Hi! My card for today is for the Mojo Monday challenge. I realize that it's Tuesday, but I needed to sit on this sketch for a day to figure out what to do. I am still making myself use my scraps, and this card is another result of that. It made it a bit more challenging though! I really like the end result, I'm in love with this stamp set, and the color combo!

The sketch...

The result...

I will admit, I asked Travis for his opinion about a thousand times while I was making this. (Thanks sweetie!) I loved how Mary Fish used hearts in her card, so she was an inspiration also. It's a contest this week, so I thought I would try and bring my 'A' game! Let me know if you have any questions. Have a FANTASTIC day!! :)

** I didn't want the picture quality to change by making it smaller, so BEWARE if you click on it!**

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Money, money, money...

Hello All!!

My projects for today are these cute Money Cards. My niece's b-day party is this weekend, and I wanted to make a card to hold her cash. She's going to Disney World next weekend, so all she wants is spending money. Which is fine by me, one less errand I have to run! I got the idea from Dawn Griffith. She has am awesome, easy video tutorial Here. It was so easy to make! I made a couple, and plan to make more!

Still using scraps! I have had the red flowers floating around for awhile. I got tired of relocating them, so I just created the card around them.

This card came about because of my loooove for iced coffee! The stamp set was so stinkin' cute, the card came together in a few minutes! Still working on my paper piecing.

Well, I am going to try and take today and relax a little.(Ha!) We'll see how that goes. I have a pile of laundry waiting to be ironed, and reorganization of the kids rooms. *sigh* A mom's job is NEVER done! ;)

Have a GREAT day!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Mojo Monday 123

Hello All!

I really enjoyed todays Mojo Monday sketch! Today, you have the option of doing a round or square card. I chose square, and it came together really easily! I have had some paper laying around that I have been wanting to use, and today's sketch was the perfect fit for it! I hope you like it!

The sketch...

The result...

Of course I had to add some glitter somewhere! I decided not to use the buttons (and I had some really cute ones)because my bow is kida large. I thought it made the card look too busy. So of course I had to use some sparkly rhinestones!

Off to start my busy day. I have a dentist appointment (getting some fillings replaced, BOO!) And, 'helping' my girls sell Girl Scout cookies. And by helping, I mean doing it It's ok though, it's just pre-order time. When we get the cookies in, they will be doing some booth sales, and door-to-door! Builds character I think.

Well, gotta go! As always, if you have any questions, please let me know. Have a FANTASTIC day! :)

Monday, January 18, 2010

Bling Heavy...

Hello Everyone! For today's Mojo Monday challenge, I know I went a bit overboard with the bling! I couldn't help it. I just loooove sparkle! And the little birds are hilarious I think. I feel like it is missing something in the upper right corner, but I got tired of trying to figure out what, so I just laid on the sparakle! This card reminds me of my daughter Ava. She has a new 'boyfriend' everyday, and she basically tells them that they are! It's funny right now because she's 5, we'll reevaluate the situation if she's still doing this in a few years... lol

The sketch....

The result...

My second card is another in my scrap challenge. I actually have quite a few pieces of this paper left over from a scrapbook I did for a friend a couple of years ago, so I think I wil make a set using it next. But this beauty is going to my Goddaughter. I promised I would mail her some cookies for her b-day, and I'm a bit late with them. But, they are going in the mail tomorrow I promise! :)

If you have any questions, please drop me a line. Have a FANTASTIC day!!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

My Blog Award!

I should have taken care of this a loooong time ago, but basically I suck. ;)

With everything I had going on the last couple of months, I just kept forgetting to set aside the time to take care of it. But! Here it is My Lovely Blog Award!! Thanks SO MUCH to Sue Daly for being so thoughtful!

For this first award here are the rules.

1.Post it on your blog, along with the name and blog link to the person who sent it to you.
2.Pass the award on to 15 other bloggers that you've newly discovered.
3.Remember to contact the bloggers and let them know they have received this very cool award! Here are the people I have chosen to receive this award, their blogs are AWESOME!! (In no particular order!)


You ladies are SUPER creative, and I really admire your work! Pass it on, and have a FANTASTIC day!! :)

Monday, January 11, 2010

I can't help it...

I LOVE Valentine's Day! The hearts, the cards, the candy, and the endless PINK!! My card today is for the Mojo Monday Challenge. I haven't done one in awhile, but the sketch today seemed really fun. And it was! I am practicing paper piecing. I think I did ok. :)

The sketch...

The Result...

There is LOTS more Melon Mambo and Real Red to come this month! Have a FANTASTIC day! :)

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Upcoming Kids Club Project

Hello Everybody!

Today I am posting a few pics of the projects for the next Kids Club. We are FINALLY going to be doing the Build-A-Bears!! We are going to be making a Top Note Box, inspired by one of my favorite Stampin' Up! Demonstrators, Angie Juda. We are also going to be making a few mini notecards to go inside the box. I think the kids are going to love it! ALSO!!! I am going to be GIVING AWAY a fabulous Build-A-Bear set to one lucky girl! I will be emailing Club members with details.

I have to admit I am having so much fun playing with these bears! :)

Inside of the box...

The items for the give-away...

I spiffed up the envelopes using the 'Seal of Pawthenticity' and 'Beary Nice Wishes' stamp sets.

I didn't forget about my challenge! This was made using the different size circles that I cut out for another project. I had a lot of makings for lady bugs, and had forgotten all about them! So they are going to be popping up in some more of my V-Day projects.

If you have nay questions about the projects, just let me know! Have a great night!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

My Challenge

Hi All!!

My card for today is part of a challenge that I have made for myself. I have been trying to re-organize things, and discovered that I (probably like many of you) have a TON of scraps. So, in the spirit of trying to downsize (to make room for lots of new fun stuff!) I am going to be using my scraps for my projects for this week. I am excited to see what I come up with!

If you have any questions, please let me know! Have a FANTASTIC day! :)

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy New Year!

Hi Everyone!! I hope you all had a fantastic New Year's! Travis and I went out to dinner with some friends, and were home by 10:30. We were really living on the edge! ;)

Anyhow, yesterday, we had my daughter Amaiya's 10th birthday party. She wanted to have a card making party to play with my new Build-a-Bear supplies. They had a BLAST! I was very impressed with all their bears. Here's a look at all the festivities:

Ava LOVES making cards. She's only 5, but I think she does a great job. :)

She is pretty shy. She always gets embarrassed when it's time to sing to her!

Amaiya has been wanting a guitar for about 3 years. I didn't want to get her one until I thought she was serious. I told her if she saved half, I would put up the other half. Well here it is!

Well, now that the party is over, I am going to take some time and play with this stuff myself! Have a great day! :)