Friday, January 25, 2013

Sending Love Your Way!

Pink and Bling!

Hi Everyone!
So glad it's the end of the week - TGIF!  We are below freezing here with snow falling.  It's beautiful as long as you are inside!  The roads are slippery - it was a hairy drive home from work.  A perfect time to cozy up in my warm fuzzy slippers and craft!  If you are enjoying this "balmy" weather where you're at, I hope you have your fuzzy slippers on too. ;)

I've recently gone a little overboard buying Copics from  I love using them, but have a lot to learn.  This month the Oozak blog is running a pink and bling challenge.  The prize is a free Copic class fromColor Me Creative!  So I made this super sweet V-day card for one of my teenage nieces to enter in the challenge.  The image stamp is from CTMH.  I stamped it using Memento Lilac Posies and then colored it with Copics.  There is plenty of bling in the form of glitter paper (DCWV Sweet Matstack), 3 colors of Stickles and a little gem!  The sentiment is from Hero Arts, embossed with white Stampin' emboss powder from Stamin' UP.   I finished it up with pop-dots, pink tulle and some Offray ribbon.  Hope you enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you have a terrifically warm and crafty weekend.  I would love to hear what you think of my pink and bling creation.  What about you- will you be entering the Oozak challenge this month?

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year Everyone!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season with your families.  I sure did.  It's so difficult to get back into the swing of things.  I'm back to work, my son is back to school and the Christmas decorations are all still up!  Yikes!  Going to tackle that this weekend.

Today I am sharing a card and box envelope that I made a while back.  It's one of the most feminine cards that I've made.  I used a lot of Tim Holtz Distress Ink on all the paper to get the tone just rights.  I inked up the front of the paper as well as the edges, to make the paper look antique.  Stickles were also involved. . . All the cuts and and paper are from the Silhouette on-line store.  I made the box envelope using my trusty Martha Stewart scoreboard and envelope tool - easy peasy just follow the included directions. . .

My New Year's resolution is to post more often and get more sleep.  I am not doing too well on that one.  I love to stay up in my craft room 'till the wee hours. . .  How about you?  Did you make any resolutions?  How are you doing with them?

Tuesday, August 7, 2012


With Sympathy. . . 

for the passing of a friend's father.

Hi Everyone!

      I can't believe that it is well into August already!  Where has the summer gone?  I hope that you are all having a wonderful summer.  The weather here has been great.  We have had many wonderful weekends at the beach, or the shore, as we call it here.  I love to walk along the shore and collect sea glass.  I will share some photos of these precious gems in a post later this week.

     Today I am sharing a masculine sympathy card that I made for a co-worker who lost his father.  The paper is all from DCWV stacks.  I cut the shapes with my spellbinders and stamped them with K. Andrews Sympathetic Sayings stamps.  I thought this sentiment was perfect for this card.  The ink is Stampin' up Basic Gray.  The ribbon is from my stash and the brads were applied with my Imaginisce heat tool.  I always forget about this nifty little tool - it really works well!

     Thanks so much for taking time to look.  Have a great day!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Damask Birthday!

 Custom Charm with Cricut and Shrinky Dinks!
 Matching Envelope

Sweet Sentiment for a Special Day.

Hi Everyone!

So glad to finally get back here and post this for you.  These past few weeks have been crazy busy.  I haven't had the energy to create or blog at night.  I have had just enough energy to enjoy some of my favorite blogs and leave comments on wonderfully inspiring projects.  So thanks to all of your for your lovely inspiration!

Today I am sharing a card that I made for my SIL.  I wanted a charm to add to the card and just couldn't find the right thing.  So I decided to make a charm with my Cricut and some ink jet Shrinky Dinks.  It really could not have been easier.  I cut the image at about 3" - it shrunk to about 1" after using the heat tool.  (Make sure to punch a hole in it for the ribbon before you use the heat tool.)  Then I applied two coats of Glossy Accents (one of my absolute favorite products).    The card and envelope I made with the Cameo using images from the Silhouette Online Store.  I also used some Michaels ribbon and diamond bling for some sparkle.  The back of the envelope and inside of the card are decorated with hand doodling using a pink metallic Gelly Roll pen and a wonderful wood stamp from Hero Arts.  The sentiment on the front is a studio g stamp and Stampendous Blushing Pink embossing powder.

If you like what you see please leave me a comment.  It means a lot.  Thanks for looking and have a great weekend!

I am linking this to the below blogs - please check them all out for some inspiring projects:
Jaihart - Sundays are Lovely
Tuesday Throwdown - Summertime
Tuesday Alchemy - Anything Goes
Create With Joy - Friendship Fridays

Monday, June 18, 2012

Happy Father's Day Grandpa!

Grandpa Loves The Red Sox!

Hi Everyone!

Hope you are having a terrific day!  My dad just loves the Red Sox.  So, for Father's day I made him this card.

I downloaded the picture from the internet and edited it in my Silhouette DE software.  I inked up the edges with Basic Grey Stampin' up ink, added some glossy accents (love this stuff), ribbon from M's, and popped the top layer with Scotch foam tape.  It's difficult to see the glossy accents in the picture.  It looks great in person and adds a lot of dimension.

Have a great week!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Little Miss Sunshine!

Oh Happy Day!

Someone I know is 5 today!

Hi Everyone!
I hope your week is going great!  It's hard to believe that it is almost Friday already.  Where did the week go?

Today I am sharing a little card that I made for my great niece's 5th birthday.  Little Miss Sunshine is such an uplifting little character, just like my niece.  I print and cut most of the shapes, including the background paper, using my Silhouette Cameo.  I added Glossy Accents to her pigtails, glitter here and there and some black lines for motion on the birds, inked up the edges with pink ink and an action wobble for some added fun - and there you have it.  I sure hope she likes her card!

Thanks for looking and enjoy the rest of the week.  If you like what you see, please leave a little comment.  It sure makes my day!

I am entering this in the Bright Colors for Kids Challenge

Friday, June 8, 2012

Star Trek Birthday Card!

Hi Everyone! 

I hope that you had a super week!  Today I am sharing a birthday card that I made for my brother.  He loves all things science fiction, Star Trek, Star Wars - you name it.  This card is pretty simple to make.  I found this terrific picture of the Starship Enterprise on Google images. I imported it into my Silhouette software and added the text.  Next, I printed it twice and fussy cut out one starship.  I embellished it with Glossy Accents on the light and the top.  Then I adhered it with pop dots for dimension.  I mounted the picture on a dark gray card.

I am really pleased with out it came out.  It really looks like the starship is floating through space toward you.  It would look great in a frame on his desk.  I sure hope he enjoys it!

I also got a new light tent today.  I am really excited about this and look forward to improving my blog pictures.  I think this one turned out pretty good in the new tent! LOL!!

If you like what you see, please leave me a little comment - it always makes my day.  Thanks for stopping by and have a terrific weekend!

I am also entering this in the "My Guy" challenge at cardztv.