Monday, February 7, 2011

Valentine's Card - Hugs + Kisses

Got this great idea for a Valentine's Day card from Kristina Werner at kwernerdesign...  You guys have to check her out; she is so super talented!  Using her heart collage, and adding a few other embellishments; this is my version...  Hope you enjoy!


Supplies Used:

Recollection - Ivory cardstock
DCWV - Adhesive Mat Stack Print
Tim Holtz - Distressed Ink - Frayed Burlap
Tim Holtz - Distressing tool
Color Box - Chalk ink - Lipstick Red
Sentiment Stamp - Unknown (bought from Michael's)
Buttons - Various shades of Pink and Red
Brown and White bakers twine - Katiebird Studio (
Basic Grey - Opaline Designer Half Pearls - Pale pink
Glossy Accents

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Altered Shabby Chic Bird House

Welcome back guys!  Thanks for popping by.

I've been pretty busy trying to keep up at work, since this is the busiest time of year for us.  So, I may not be posting much for the next few months, but I will certainly be keeping up with all the blogs I subscribe to.  I really enjoy reading each and every one of the blogs; and getting a little inspiration is a bonus!

Anyhow, I purchased an unfinished bird house several months back, but didn't really know how I wanted to alter it...  Well over the weekend, I decided to just dive in; and so here it is...  Hopefully, I've accomplished the look of "Shabby Chic"...

Supplies used:

DCWV - Songbird paper stack adhered with Mod Podge - mat
Recollection Boutique Fleur - Mulberry paper roses and leaves
Recollection Boutique Fleur - Lace embellishments - pale pink
Basic Grey - Opaline Designer half pearls - pale pink
DCWV - Doodlin' Around - Glitter rub ons (bird and flower)
JoAnn - Craft Essentials - Family rub ons (sentiments)
K&Company - Amy Butler - Chipboard Alphabet ("A" for Abby)
Ashland Signature Accents - Cottage Garden - white (colored with Copic YG97)
Tim Holtz - Antique Linen distressed ink
Glossy Accents
Hot glue gun

Let me know what ya think!  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

"Bee" my Valentine... Bookmark

Been busy finishing up a project for my daughter's class to give out on Valentine's Day.  Here it is...  I decided to go a non-traditional route and make bookmarks; along with some candy (not shown), which we'll attached to the back.  I forgot to snap a picture of the backside.  But, I stamped a "To:" and a "From:", so that Abby can hand write her name and her classmate's name.  How sweet are they???

They were super easy to make!  It took two Diet Mt Dew cartons (24 pack) to cut out 22 bookmarks with my Cricut.  The bookmarks were actually the "Rounded 1" tags, under basic shapes in the MTC software.   Since I'd planned to use my crop-a-dial to make the holes, I made sure to remove the hole before I cut.  I've listed the supplies I used down below, but here are just a few other details...  The actual tag measures 2" x 5 1/2".  The bumblebee was cut from the "Create-A-Critter" cart, pg. 68 at 2 1/2".  I covered just the front with K&Company "Smitten" Designer Valentine paper and used plain white Recollection's card stock for the back.

Supplies Used:
2 Diet Mt Dew cartons (24 pack)
Cricut Expression
Create-A-Critter Cartridge
Make The Cut Software
K&Company - "Smitten" Designer Valentine's paper
Recollection's white cardstock
Bee:  Recollection's cardstock - yellow, brown, pink - Neenah Translucent Printing paper for wings
Recollection's Heart and Flower large Eyelets
Natural polished fine hemp - from Wal-Mart
Cloud 9 Design - pink prismatic heart rain dots
Stamps:  "my" - Hero Arts Alpha's CL141, "Valentine" - The Paper Company (I think), "stitch" - Paper Studio Stitches
Scotch quick-dry
Crystal Stickles
Nail file to buff the edges
White Gelly Roll pen

Hope you enjoyed!  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

80's Anya - Hello Friend

Okay this 80's Anya reminds me so much of the 80's Madonna...  I couldn't help but to giggle the whole time I was coloring her...

I origionally colored her tanktop, tutu and leg warmers with Copic markers (C1, C3 & C5).  I wanted to give them a little sparkle, so I reached for what I thought was my Spica clear pen and started to color the tanktop in...  Opps, I wasn't paying attention and grabbed a Metallic Gelly Roll pen instead.  Oh well, I think she turned out great anyway...

Supplies Used:
Copic - Skin:  R20, R02, E000, E00, E11
Copic - Hair:  Y38, YR12, YR31
Copic - Tanktop, Tutu, Leg warmers:  C1, C3, C5 (Metallic Gelly Roll Pen)
Copic - Bow, Shirt, Skirt:  BV000, BV01, BV02
Recollections card stock for base
DCWV - The Grade School Stack
K&Company - Cut N Paste Designer mat pad
Joann's Textured Mat Stacks - sewn
We Are Memory Keepers Coner Chomper
Tim Holtz's Antique Linen Distressed Ink
Martha Stewart Pastel Mini Pearls
Martha Stewart Doily Lace Punch
White Gelly Roll Pen
Black Memonto Ink
Stamp set - Unknown (Sorry, I don't keep any of the stamp packaging)

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Stamping Anya - Memories

Being a fellow (newbie) stamper/scrapper that I am; I had to make a card using the "oh so cute" Stamping Anya.  She just looks like she's having so much fun!

Supplies used:
Copic - skin colors:  E000, E00, E11, R20, E02
Copic - hair:  E31, E33, E37
Copic - accessories:  YG03, YG06, G12
Copic - Jeans:  B93, B95, B97
Copic - Shirt:  RV11, R32, R29 (heart)
Recollections card stock for base
Joann's Textured Scraps for sentiment
Stamp set - Studio G
DCWV Adhesive Mat Stack Prints
K&Company Cut N Paste Designer Mat Pad - Bingo card
Tim Holtz's Vintage Photo distressed ink pad - just about all over the card
Prima flower
Recollections tiny brass brads
American Crafts "Welcoming" ribbon
Martha Stewart Pastel Mini Pearls - pale yellow
Glossy Accents
White Gelly Roll pen
Vintage Sepia Versafine ink pad

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Follow Your Heart...

Just a quick card I created over the weekend for my neice, Alexia.  She's a preteen and we all know how hard that stage in life can be; for the parent and child.  The stamp is another TGF stamp called Ebony.  She is adorable, just like my neice!

Hope you enjoyed.  Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, January 3, 2011

The Greeting Farm - Birthday Cards

January seems to be the month with the most family and friends, celebrating their birthdays; at least for me.  So, I have been busy creating several birthday cards this past weekend.

This is one of my new Greeting Farm Stamps, Birthday Anya, colored with Copics.  I really need to start writing down the colors I use, when coloring.  Anyway, most of the papers used were from DCWV Glitter Mat Stack, except for the purplish color; and that was just a piece of scrap cardstock (purchased in a bundle at Joann's).  The front mat was wrapped with pre-adhesive Martha Stewart ribbon and anchored with two pearl brads.  I added a Prima flower (sprayed with Frost Glimmer Spritz), which was actually my inspiration for the colors on this card.  A little faux stitching and a simple sentiment, distressed with Tim Holtz Antique Linen...

This next card... I used The Greeting Farm Stamp, Lolli Anya, also colored with Copic markers.  Is she not the cutest thing???  The card is a standard A2 size card.  The polka dot mat is from the Paper Studio Birthday Extravaganza mat stack.  Attached with brass brads, I stamped the sentiment on white cardstock and distressed the edges with Tim Holtz Antique Linen.  Then I added a Prima flower sprayed with Frost Glimmer Spritz and attached with glue dots.

The Greeting Farm Stamp, Flirty Anya, colored with Copics, is just so sweet.  I really struggled with coloring her black hair, but I think it turned out okay.  The card is a standard size, A2 card in Kraft.  Both the red cardstocks were embossed using the Cuttlebug and Tim Holtz, Damask embossing folder.  I also rubbed some Tim Holtz Antique Linen to make the design pop.  The two scalloped circles were cut using the Cricut.  The black polka dot mat is from DCWV Adhesive Mat Stack Prints.  Attached with black glittered brads, the sentiment was stamped on white cardstock and distressed with Tim Holtz Worn Lipstick.

Last but not least...  TGF, from the Creepy Crew Collection, CC Tuesday was also colored with Copic markers.  All the images from the Creepy Crew Collection are so stinkin cute!  This particular stamp reminded me of my sister; so I had to have it...  I used a standard size, A2 card base in black cardstock.  The polka dot mat was from The Adhesive Mat Stack Print from DCWV.  The top blue mat was embossed using my Cuttlebug with the Argyle embossing folder.  I also rubbed Tim Holtz Broken China, to make the Argyle design stand out a bit.  Added another Prima flower, spritz with Frost Glimmer Spritz.  The ribbon is from American Crafts, Greeting Collection.  Also attached with copper brads, the sentiment was stamped and distressed with Tim Holtz Broken China.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hoped you enjoyed all the cards.  Let me know if you have any questions or comments...