Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Happy Anniversary

My parents will be celebrating their 28th wedding anniversary this weekend. It hard to believe that they have been married that long and have been together for over 30+ years. They have been through so much and they have still remained together. What an accomplishment. So of couse I made them an anniversary card. I didn't have anything in mind when I did this it just came together on its own. I am really pleased with the way it turned out. (I am still working on tying the perfect bows. I know it takes practice but I didn't think this one looked to bad).

Card base: SU Crumb Cake card stock cut to 4.25 x 5.5"
Pink layer: SU Melon Mambo card stock cut to 4 x 5.25"
Cuttle Bug Swiss Dots embossing folder
Cream satin ribbon
Mat Stack 3 Collection stamps and die from PaperTrey Ink
House Mouse Stamp: Wreath Love 02
Momento Black ink
Water color pencils

Monday, March 28, 2011

Lily Pad Cards and Why I've been MIA

To those that read my blog I am sorry that I haven't had more time to update things. I know I promised pictures of layouts that I've done and I promise that I will get those up here. Since I have been MIA I will fill you in that I've decided to go back to school to pursue a degree in nursing. I will be working towards an associates degree and plant to sit for the exam to be a licensed RN. It will be another long 4 years of part time school but I am prepared to take on the challenge. Now that doesn't mean that I am giving up my love of paper crafting. I just wont be working on as much when school kicks into high gear this fall. I plan to start with A&P I and Prob & Stats. I have a plan all worked out and I'm praying that I am  able to stick to that plan. 

So, if you haven't heard there is a new challenge blog in town with articles, swaps, interviews, videos, challenges, great prizes and MORE! You can check them out here --> Lily Pad Cards. Right now they are hosting a blog hop. No blog hop is complete without prizes, and they have some doozies.  Holy cow that sounds so awesome. I encourage everyone to welcome Lily Pad Cards. I'm looking forward to some inspiration and fun times. 
What are you waiting for?  Take the Leap!

Saturday, February 19, 2011


I am such a horrible blogger :( I can not seem to make more than a few post a month. I have a few projects to share with everyone I just need to photograph them. On a side note. I did have a wonderful Valentines Day and Birthday (my birthday is the day after Valentines). My lovely boyfriend gave me Adobe Photoshop Elements 9, red roses, candy, iTrip for my iPod and $100 to spend any way I pleased! Holy Cow, was a surprised...YES! Parents got me the matching wallet to my Vera Bradley purse and a Kindle gift card. My sweet sister got me a light for  my Kindle and another Kindle gift card. (I'm glad I have so many books on my wish list). I ordered a few paper kits from Echo Park (Sweet Summertime and Walk in the Park), more card stock from Stampin Up, 2009 paper sampler from Papertrey Ink, and the Birthday Basics Stamp set from Papertrey Ink. I have a few other things I want to place orders for. I hope to be blogging tomorrow after church and washing my dog. He is in major need of a bath.

Happy Scrappin!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Valentine's Day Cards

Hi Scrappers! I hope that everyone is having a fantastic weekend. So I have started attending church here in town. I just felt like something was missing from my life and I was needing a little guidance. At the church they have a program called Girlfriends. In this organization women come together for fellowship. I attended my first get together this past Thursday at a local restaurant. It was a blast. I fit in so nicely there. What is even better is they have a scrapbooking get together as well. I think it was meant to be. Anyway, onto the cards. I have created 3 different Valentine cards. A goal this year is to have enough cards made up for different occasions. Trying to scramble to get  card designed and put together takes some time. I want to be able to grab, sign, and go. That's not to much to ask. So I'm trying to get ahead start. I hope you enjoy these 3 cards.


--Card #1:
  • This is a 4x4" card cut from Stampin Up Crumb Cake cardstock. 
  • White scallop was punched using the Fiskers Threading Water punch. 
  • Red heart patterned paper is from the Martha Stewart Holidays Mat Pad and is cut at 1.5x4".
  • The heart is from the George and Basic Shapes cartridge and I used my Gypsy to place small holes inside the heart to show the pink background. The heart is cut at 2"
  • I used a pink button from my stash and attached it with a glue dot. I used some embroidery floss through the holes of the button.
  • A little white faux stitching around the heart and the kraft card stock and that finishes up this card. 
  • I used the We-R-Memory Keepers Corner Chomper to round the bottom corners.

--Card #2:

  • This is a 4.25x5.5" standard A2 sized card in white card stock.
  • Light pink layer is cut at 4x5.25".
  • Red designer paper is from the Martha Stewart Holiday Mat Pad and is cut at 3.75x5".
  • The stripped pink stamp layer is cut from the Create-a-Critter cartridge at 3.5"
  • White layer is cut at 2 3/8 x 1 7/8"
  • Love is cut from the Create-a-Critter cartridge at 3.5"
  • Brown ribbon was from my stash and I wrapped it around the light pink and red MS paper using the "cheater method".
  • I added two white buttons from my stash as well. 
  • I used a Zig brown pin to doodle around the white layer on the stripped pink paper.

Card #3:

  • This is a 4.25x5.5" standard A2 sized card cut in white card stock.
  • The pink background is from the Martha Stewart Holiday Mat pad and is cut at 4.25x5.5" and layered directly onto the white card stock.
  • The brown layer is cut from Stampin Up Early Espresso card stock at 4x3"
  • The tan layer is cut at 3.25x4.25.
  • The dark pink layer is cut at 4x3" and was ran through the tiny hearts embossing folder. 
  • I used  bakers string and tied it around the dark pink/tan layer.
  • The love stamps were cut using an exclusive Cuttlebug embossing/die set that came with my machine. I believe it's called the Celebration Stamps. I used the Love and cut it from Stampin Up Early Espresso, Real Red, and Pretty in Pink card stock. I attached the stamps together and popped the group up on foam squares. 
  • I used the We-R-Memory Keepers Corner Chomper to round the two right corners. 
All these cards were easy to do. Happy Scrappin!

Mom's Birthday

Hi Scrappers :)

So my mom celebrated a birthday on the 12th of January. I had her birthday card made way before then. I didn't want to post it just incase she checked my blog. I couldn't give away what her card looked like before she saw it. So I'm posting now :) She enjoyed it. I used an action wobble on the cake so it would wobble and have the appearance of laughing. My sister loved it and wanted to make a hand made card for Mom as well. My sis designed a cute cupcake card and I put it together for her. She picked everything out.

--Round Cake Card:
  • Circle card cut by welding two circles together in my Gypsy. The card when folded together creates a 4.25" sized card. 
  • Stripped layer is cut at 4"
  • Cake is from the Smiley Cards cartridge (this was an exclusive download for Gypsy owners who registered their Gypsy before October 31, 2010). Cake is cut at 3".
  • The icing layers were ran through the Xyron and Martha Stewart fine glitter was applied.
  • Speech bubble is also from the Smiley Cards cartridge and it's cut at 1.75"
  • "Happy Happy Birthday" is from a My Pink Stamper stamp set.
  • Doodling around the edges finishes off the card.
--Square Cupcake Card:
  • This card is a 4.25" x 4.25" card.
  • Hot pink layer is cut to 4x4"
  • The cupcake is from the Sweet Treats cartridge. (This cupcake has a heart that is supposed to be attached at the top. I put the frosting layer on and trimmed the heart off.) Cupcake is cut at 3".
  • The cupcake wrapper was ran through the Xyron and Martha Stewart fine glitter was applied.
  • The candles are also from the Sweet Treats cartridge. (These candles were from another cut I just enlarged them enough to fit on the top of the cupcake using my Gypsy). 
  • The flower is from the Forever Young cartridge cut at 1". (The brown portion of the flower was also ran through the Xyron and glittered).
  • "Happy Birthday" is a from a My Pink Stamper stamp set.
Thank you for stopping by. Happy Scrappin!

4 Year Anniversary

Hi Scrapers! Sorry it has been awhile since my last post but I've been busy. Wes and I celebrated our 4 year anniversary on December 30. So what better thing than to receive a hand made card. So I did just that. The card was centered around the couple from the Sweethearts cartridge. I received a collection of Martha Steward fine glitter for Christmas so I decided to run the couple through my Xyron and apply glitter. 

  • A2 size card in cream card stock
  • Blue Core'dinations paper cut to 5.25x4 and ran through the Cuttlebug using the swiss dots folder  and sanded.
  • Top notes are from Gypsy Wanderings (sorry I can't remember the size)
  • Couple cut from the Sweethearts Cartridge at 3.5 (I believe)
  • Happy sentiment is from a My Pink Stamper stamp set. The anniversary is from a cheap stamp set that was in my stash. 
  • Finished off this card with a few red harts and some doodling around the edges. 

Thanks for stopping by. Happy Scrapping!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Gingerbread House Layout

Hi Scrappers :) I hope that everyone is having a wonderful holiday season. I can't believe that it's only 3 days until Christmas. I'm looking forward to the Christmas Eve Service at Christ Fellowship. The children's church is putting on a half hour show then it's the candle light service.  So in one of my previous post I mentioned that I lost my job. I'm still looking and praying for either an employment opportunity or for God to direct me to a different path. I'm considering Nursing. So we will see where He takes me. 

So since I have this "free" time I decided to create a layout for the gingerbread house that I made at a girlfriends house. A bunch of us (7) got together and created gingerbread (graham cracker) houses. 

12x12 Kraft card stock
Snow flake DSP (from my stash) cut at 11x10"
The white snow was free hand cut from an 8.5x11" card stock
Photo Mats: 6.25x4.25", 6x4", 4.24x4.25", and 4x4"
Images from Jolly Holidays and words from Black Letter:
  • House:  5.5"
  • Snowman: 2"
  • Tree: 3.25"
  • Light Post: 2.5"
  • Tree Branch: 2.75"
  • Gingerbread House: 4.29"

Happy Scrapping!