Saturday, March 31, 2012

Favorite Thing Damask Decor

page21 5.12"

Damask Decor is my favorite cartridge.  I had it for a while before I really appreciated it for all of the functions.  It is a great cartridge to use when you need a quick card.  I needed two sympathy cards.  The card function has many cuts that have a space to put a sentiment.  They also have envelopes.  I cut a bunch of different cards yesterday and  made two sympathy cards, in about 20 minutes.  I also love this cart because it has seasonal cuts on it too.  There are not two many layers and there is a lot of open space where you can use fun glitter papers or emboss the under layer.  There is also a fun tag function.  Karen at Little Scrap Pieces is having a "Favorite Things" challenge.  check it out CLICK HERE
Papers:S.E.I.;Core'dinations-whitewash; DCWV-glitter
Stamp:Studio G, Memento ink
Cricut:Damask Decor
Adhesive:Zip Dry
 page 28 card 5.12"

Friday, March 30, 2012


Here is a card I have been working on for a few challenges.  The first one's deadline is in 20 minutes.  It is Little Scrap Pieces yellow challenge CLICK HERE for more information.  The second challenge is at my friend Diana's blog. DLArt.  Her Thankful Thursday Challenge was to use flowers CLICK HERE  You have until April 7th for this one.  I colored in a stamp from Stamps Happen using Prismacolor pencils.  I dug into my cosmetics for this eyeshadow on the wings and nail gems for her hair
Stamp-Fairy- Stamp Happens; sentiment-Hero Arts Ink-Memento
Glitter:Martha Stewart and Quickie Glue pen
Gems:nail art
Pearl on wings-eyeshadow

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Distressed Easter Card

Hello, It has been a few days since I posted.  The flu bug hit my family again.  My daughter and I were both sick on our birthdays.  Here is another easter card.  It is a center Step card  I got the directions from Splitcoast Stampers CLICK HERE  I distressed the edges with Tim Holz walnut Stain and Crushed Olive.  I am entering it into a challenge at Made Especially For You-distress with ink for more info CLICK HERE.  I am also entering it into an Easter Challenge at Go Fish Challenge Blog check it out HERE

Papers:base-Core'dinations Chocolate Box; patterned-Prima Songbird
Cricut:Give a Hoot
Ribbon:Little Scrap Pieces
Stamp -Hampton Art
Inks:Tim Holtz Distress Crushed Olive and Walnut Stain

Friday, March 23, 2012


Here are a few more egg cards I made.   I posted a similar one a few weeks ago.  Everything is the same except that I also used some DCWV papers. For Formula CLICK HERE

Thursday, March 22, 2012


Here is a project I made for my entry way.  I painted over an old canvas with off white and yellow paint.
BBTB2 is having a challenge where you cut the word "Welcome"  The canvas is 16X19".  Check out BBTB2 for details on the challenge CLICK HERE

Paint:Liquitex; Deco Art
Paper:base and bunny-Core'dinations; glitter-DCWV;Solids-Colorbok
Cricut:Bunny-Gypsy Wanderings 5.82"; Eggs-Damask Decor 4"; Letters-Cricut Classic Font 1.59"
Cuttlebug with "Swiss Dots" and Textile" folders
Brads:Lush by My Minds Eye (wish I would of got more at the Expo)
Adhesive:Zip Dry; Tacky Glue

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

ATC card for Thankful Thrusday

Hello I made this card for a challenge at DL.Art.  You have to check out Diana's fun video explaining what the Thursday card Challenge is  and how it is a great project to use up scraps.CLICK HERE for inspiration and challenge rules.  I have included a picture of my messy work area.  All element for this card were taken from this pile.  The fairy was supposed to be for another project, but I cut it too small.  It is from A Child's Year.  The bow on the side is is made for a bag that had ginger in it.  I have had these bags and lemon bags sitting on my desk.  I tried to adhere it to the card with spray glue,  That was a sticky mess. So I stamped over it i like the mottled effect.   I tied the netting on.  It was fun to work on a tiny project with a lot of thought.  Thanks Diana for the inspiration.  Any ideas on how to apply plastic netting?
work table with buried treasure to make card

Monday, March 19, 2012

Puppy Cake

I made this cute puppy card with my new "Stamps of Life" that I got at the Pleasanton Scrapbook Expo.  I am going to enter it into the Birthday Sundaes challenge to make a birthday card with an animal on it. CLICK HERE to check it out.
Papers:Patterned and card base K&Company;solid teal-DCWV
Stamps:Puppy and cupcake-Stamps of Life; Sentiment-Scrappy Moms; ink-Vivid
Bone Stickers:Jolees and from my stash
Die:My Creative Time

Saturday, March 17, 2012


Boy did I have a fun filled day yesterday, at the Scrapbook Expo in Pleasanton, Ca.  I had a great opportunity to meet a blog-buddy  Diana.  Even though it was a rainy day and very crowded, we had a great time checking out all of the booths.  I got these cute puppy stamps from Denami Designs.  I also got Konnichiwa paper from Basic Grey.
Papers:Basic Grey,Konnichiwa; Heidi Grace
Stamps:Denami; sentiment-Scrappy Moms
Dies:My Creative Time
Twine:Martha Stewart
Adhesives:ATG, Zip Dry

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


I found a DCWV Stack "Animal Crackers" at Marshalls.  I decided to make a money holder using some of the cute papers.  I am entering it into a cat or lion challenge at FCCB.  Check it out CLICK HERE
For directions on how to make a basic money holder CLICK HERE
I made it twice.  The second version has flocking on the lion's mane
Cricut:Create a Critter
Stamps:My Creative Time "Teeny Tags" and "WOW so Many Candles" PKS-Critter Faces
Ink:Tim Holz and Vivid
Die:My Creative Time "Teeny Tags", "Fancy Frames"
Twine & Flocking:Martha Stewart

Monday, March 12, 2012


We are having a big family party this weekend, celebrating 10 Birthdays.  Here is a Coffee girftcard holder.  I am entering this card into Frosted Designs Challenge to use kraft paper check it out CLICK HERE  I am also entering it into Birthday Sundaes use green challenge Click Here

I cut the cup twice in white cardstock at 7.59".  I stuck them together on 3 sides leaving the top open.
Papers-Solids-Recollections; Patterned-DCWV
Cricut:Love  You A Latte
Cuttlebug with sizzix embossing folder 4 petal flower
Die:My Creative Time"Scalloped Stitched Circle"
Sentiment:The Stamps of Life
Coffee Bean stamp-Fiskars
Inks:Tim Holts Distressing Ink and Vivid
Adhesives:ATG; Recollections-dimensionals

Friday, March 9, 2012


I made a quick little bird card for my boss's birthday.  I am not sure which cartridge I used to make the frame of the circle.  I got it from a card I had saved on my Gypsy.  The bird is cut from Give a Hoot.  I cut the underbase in blue foil paper and in brown.  I wanted little brown legs.  (I cut the legs off of the blue one)  I am entering this into a "For The Birds" challenge at My Craft Spot click Here to join in the fun.
Papers:Heidi Grace amd K&Company
Cricut:Give A Hoot
Die and sentiment:My Creative Teeny Tags
Ribbon and flower from my stash
Adhesives:Zip Dry and Hot glue

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Notecard set made with Damask Decor

I am really having fun with my Damask Decor Cartridge.  Last week I made a Monogramed card using this cartridge, I liked it so much that I decided to make a plain set for a gift.  I played around with different cards and my cuttlebug.  Each card is made with one sheet of paper.     The yellow fits a Challenge at Little Scrap Pieces use a Button and Bow CLICK HERE

Paper:Core'dinations Whitewash
Cricut:Damask Decor card feature
Cuttlebug with Swiss Dots and Victorian Lace folder
Ribbon:Little Scrap Pieces and Casa Collection
Button:2 from my stash, yellow one K&Company
Adhesive:Zip Dry

Sunday, March 4, 2012


backside and inside
My Creative Time is having a Cricutless Challenge. Check out the challenge and Emma's great stamps and dies CLICK HERE  I decided to make a money holder for my nephew who is turning 18.  So no bows or bling on this one.  I found this great cake sticker in my neglected sticker box.  For dimensions and directions on making this folder CLICK HERE
Paper:Recollections; patterned-K&Company
Sticker:K Marcell
Die:My Creative Time
Sentiment:My Creative Time-WOW Too Many Candles
Ribbon:my messy scrap drawer
 Here is another one I made using my Cricut with a Child's Year. The clip and patterned papers are K&Company. Ribbon and gems from my stash  Everything else is the same as above

Saturday, March 3, 2012


I thought I would try something different today.  I wanted to make a monogram thank you card.  Then I decided I would make a set of them for my friend who is treating us to a Sharks hockey game.  I am in love with Core'dinations Whitewash paper.  This card was made with one sheet of paper.  One side is white the other yellow.  After embossing I sanded off the white.  I am entering it into a monogram challenge at BBTB2  CHeck it out CLICK HERE
Paper:Core' dinations
Cricut:Gypsy font 1.47"  ;Damask Decor Card base 5.24"  decorative frame 4.76"
Cuttlebug with Swiss Dots folder
Adhesives:ATG;Zip Dry
Crinkle Ribbon:Little Scrap Pieces