Thursday, July 31, 2008


Good Evening/Night!

Sorry this post is so late. I had a great time with my friend and did get to go shopping! However, my "natural light" has gone to bed for the evening, so I'll have to share my goodies with you tomorrow! Today's card is a thank you card, that sort of just came to me. I have this paper pack that I've been trying to use up. I really don't care for the designs much, but it was given to me for free, so I figured I'd use it covering coasters, and chipboard etc. The actual card piece was one of the solid colors out of this package and it reminded me of Rose Romance. I cut it to 6x6 and scored it at 3. Then I took the flower pattern of that same color and cut it to 5 3/4 x 2/34. Stamped the word "Thanks" and assembled. It was really very easy. It will also fit in a standard mailing envelope which measures 3 5/8 x 6 1/2. After the fact I realized I should have added some ribbon somewhere, but wasn't sure where to put it. Any ideas? I will be making more of these in the future so be prepared! :)

Hope you enjoy and I'll see ya tomorrow with my goodies!
My hubby is the greatest! He knew I was going to be late getting home tonight, so he took the picture for me! Isn't he wonderful??!?! Thanks honey!!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Pen/Candy Holder

Good Afternoon!

Hope you had a great day. I learned how to make this from Dawn's Stampin' Thoughts here. They are so fast and easy... once you get the pattern down you can probably whip up 100 of these in an hour.... not that you need to. ;) I thought these would be really fun to make for "Back to School" gifts. Dawn uses snail adhesive on the bottom of hers in her video. I would recommend using a small piece of sticky strip as mine keeps coming apart at the bottom. I'll be honest, I'm not crazy about the color scheme... but I have a ton of yellow cardstock that I'm trying to get rid of.

Hope you enjoy and I'll see ya tomorrow!

(P.s. My post will probably be pretty late tomorrow, I having dinner with a good friend of mine and then we're going shopping! Hopefully I will come home and have some goodies to share! )

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

New TAC set

Good Afternoon!

Today's card is similar to the "Thank you" cards I made for the baby gift. I recently received a new TAC set (The Angel Company) and I wanted to get it inky so I went with this. I really like the design.

Hope you enjoy and I'll see ya tomorrow!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Origami box

Good Evening Stampers!

Today's project is an origami box. I learned how to make this box from Dannie's Designs Blog. She has some awesome videos. I made my box a little bit bigger than the one she makes in the video. I used a 12x12 piece for the lid, and a 11x11 piece for the bottom. I would recommend using a 11 3/4 x 11 3/4 for the bottom instead of the full inch difference. The reason being, the bottom of my box keeps falling out. Also, I found the center of my paper by folding it... I don't recommend you do this because you can see the lines in your box lid. Other than that, I am really happy with how it turned out and can't wait to make a bunch more! I know this one is a little plain, not sure how to finish decorating it yet.

Hope you enjoy and I'll see ya tomorrow!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

This lil piggy

Good Afternoon!!

Hope you are having a relaxing weekend. Ok, so I bought the Cuttlekids machine. I have been dying to play with it, but couldn't figure out exactly what I wanted to do with it yet. I bought the animal dies that they had at the time, and will get more when they are available. I think he is just the cutest lil thing.. what do you think? The sentiment I got in a grab bag at a rubber stamp convention. I *almost* tossed it, but figured I'd be able to use it eventually....

Hope you enjoy and I'll see ya tomorrow!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Baby Tin (inside)

Good Evening!

Remember the baby tin I showed you a couple of days ago? Well I finished most of the inside gifts lastnight. I made this cute little brag book, and 6 thank you cards. I was originally planning to fill it with thank you cards, but really wanted to use my bind-it-all, so I made the book.
Hope you enjoy and I'll see ya tomorrow!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Summer fun

Good afternoon!

Hope you all had a great day. I didn't get much stampin' done lastnight so I am sharing a summer card. I made this card with CTMH's Citrus set. It was the first set of "my acrylix" that I bought. Simple layering technique.

Hope you enjoy and I'll see ya tomorrow!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Baby Tin

Good Afternoon!

Hope you had a wonderful day! Wanna know how you get from this to this? It's easy. All you need are the following supplies: an alterable item (in this case I used a tin from the $1 store), stamp set, 2 sheets of DSP cut to 5 1/2 x 4 1/4, scallop punch, 1 1/2 circle punch, pop dots, sticky strip, ribbon, paper trimmer, corner rounder, and scissors. Then basically all you do is cut and paste. Look for this project in upcoming tutorials.

Hope you enjoy and I'll see ya tomorrow!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Post- It Note Holders

Good Evening!

Today's project is post-it note holders. The orange-ish color is a coaster clipboard, and the green one opens up. The lighting in here is terrible. I apologize for the bad pictures. Unfortunately it's pouring down rain outside so there goes my "natural" light. I finally unpacked one of the tins I had planned to alter, so I will be working on that tonight and will *hopefully* get it posted tomorrow.

Hope you enjoy and I'll see you tomorrow!

Monday, July 21, 2008

My version of a CASE

Good Evening!

Hope you all had a wonderful day. I have been in a "stampin' slump" and couldn't come up with anything creative. It's a lot harder than I thought it would be to come up with something new to share with you. I decided I would try my hand at CASEing. (Copy and Share with Everyone) I found this card lastnight and decided I had to make it. You can see it here. Now, let's pretend I can see straight and let's not notice that the bow is way off center on my card. :) Good thing this is my sample card! hehehehe. What do ya think? I embossed the background flowers. It's hard to see in the picture, but it's there. I also embossed the pink flowers, but I don't think the ink was "wet" enough to hold the powder. It didn't turn out the way I thought it would, but I like it!

Hope you enjoy and I'll see ya tomorrow!

Shaker cards

Good Evening!

I hope you all had a wonderful day. Today's card is a shaker card. I know it's a bit early for Thanksgiving, but I wanted to show you something that is fun and easy to make. I'm still trying to get my videos working so that I can post video tutorials. Thank you so much for being patient with me. The entire card is made with SU! supplies.

Hope you enjoy and I'll see ya tomorrow!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

More Stationery Boxes

Good Afternoon!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful Sunday. Today's post is a stationery box I made for my sister Becky. Inside it has 12 monogrammed cards, 2 3x3 cards, and I'm going to finish making the tags for it today. It also has an altered notebook that I made for her, an address book, and pencil. I LOVE making these boxes! I found the tutorial on Jacki Topa's website. The words on the address book say "Family and Friends" which I used Wal-mart Rub-ons. I couldn't get the pocket to work for the stamps, so instead I made my own designer background paper by stamping with Real Red ink on Real Red cardstock the words "Happy Birthday". I hope she enjoys it. She hasn't seen it yet, and I will be taking it to her when I go to visit her next time.

Hope you enjoy and I'll see ya tomorrow!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Stationery Box

Good Afternoon!

Today's pictures are the stationery box I made. The first picture is the box open, and the second picture is the box closed. I still need to finish the cards for the inside, the tags, and the address book. I wanted to show you what I've been working on. I also made one for my sister for her birthday and will post that one tomorrow. (Sorry about the pictures, I will try and upload some better ones tonight.)
Hope you enjoy and I'll see ya tomorrow!

Friday, July 18, 2008


Good Afternoon!

I hope you all had a wonderful Friday! Today's cards are 3x3's I made to go inside the stationary box I'll be showing tomorrow. Sorry about the pictures being so bad... I had just set them up when the wind picked up and blew them down, so it was basically a set-up-and-snap-before-the-wind-blows-again type thing.

Hope you enjoy and I'll see ya tomorrow!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

One Sheet Pocket Books

Good Evening!

I'm sorry I'm so late with this! It's been a crazy couple of days at work, and I'm going to have a really long day tomorrow... so wish me luck. Today's post is my first creation using my Bind-It-All machine. I had it for almost a year and it sat in it's little box quietly on my shelf. Then I saw a tutorial on how to use it... I decided I HAVE to try that... so I did and I'm really HAPPY with the results. The one sheet pocket books I learned from here. Instead of using the "o wires" I decided to tie my book with ribbon. Inside the book holds coupons or gift certificates or money! Don't be surprised if you see a lot of these on here.. I'm addicted to making them! They come together in under 5 minutes!

Hope you enjoy and I'll see ya tomorrow!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Changin' it up a lil bit

Good Afternoon!

Hope you all had a wonderful day. I wanted to let you know that I'm going to be changing my format a little bit. I'm going to start showing you some of my favorite things to do right now which is alteration and 3-d projects. I love to alter notebooks, and as soon as I can get my hands on some tins, I will be doing those as well. I also love to make stationary boxes using Jackie Topa's tutorial. You can find it here. I am also planning on doing video tutorials in the near future so be sure to stay tuned and look for those.

Today's project is an altered spiral notebook. I got 5 in a pack at my local grocery store for $1. I then cut a piece of 3x5 cardstock and covered it. I then decorated the front using Studio G stamps and Wal-mart DSP. For more on covering spiral notebooks check out Angie's blog. She's got some awesome videos and I hope that I can do as well as she does when I start video tutorials.

Hope you enjoy and I'll see ya tomorrow!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Isn't this cute?

Today's picture is very simple. I was inspired by the card shown here. I used some retired Stampin' Up! Sets as well as the scallop punch. The DSP measures 1'. This would make a great card to mass produce.

Hope you enjoy! I'll see ya tomorrow!

Monday, July 14, 2008


Good Afternoon!

Hope you all had a wonderful day. Today's card is all about layers as well, but in a completely different fashion. See the butterflies? Those are actually stamped and cut out and mounted with pop dots to give them their 3-D effect. Also this isn't the typical card. The white piece actually opens up instead of the green piece. The green piece measures 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. The pink piece is 4 x 5 1/4 and then the white piece is 5 x 7 1/2 folded in half.

Hope you enjoy! I'll see ya tomorrow!

Sunday, July 13, 2008


Good Morning!

As you have seen with my previous posts, I worked with layers, and then with chalk. Today's post combines the two. Cardmaking is all about a foundation. Decide which techniques you want to work with and see if you can combine them. Just remember that less is more. I got the idea for this card from the CTMH card confidence program. It's really very simple, just choose a Designer Paper and a coordinating cardstock color. The DSP is measured at 4 1/4 x 2 1/2. The colored cardstock is measured at 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 and then the top white piece is measured at 2x2. Then all the layers are attached to a plain white piece of cardstock measuring standard size which is 5 1/2 by 4 1/4 when folded. I stamped "Happy Birthday" in versamark 3 times and colored in 3 different colors. It's a little hard to see in the picture, but it's very faint in real life too sorry about that..

So there ya have it. Combining the two techniques you've learned so far to make one new beautiful card.

Hope you enjoy! I'll see ya tomorrow!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Stamping with Chalk

Good Afternoon!
Today's cards (yes cards..) are still my "beginner" cards but these are the first two I made with chalk. Chalking is probably one of my favorite techniques. I hate to admit this, but I'm an adult and I LOVE to color... so chalking sort of lets me do just that. Chalking is really very easy. All you need is a "Versamark" pad, and some chalks. Before I was introduced to Stampin' Up!'s chalks I used the ones I got from the local stamp store. Wal-mart also carried some for a little while, but they don't anymore.
First you stamp your image in versamark ink, then apply chalk colors in the area you want using q-tips. Once image is completely colored you can heat set it with your heat gun, or you can spray it with AquaNet. This helps keep the chalk from smearing.

Hope you enjoy! I'll see you tomorrow!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Baby Steps

Good afternoon! Hope you all are having a wonderful day! Today's post is similar to yesterday's in that it is one from the beginning stages of my card making. This one is also all about layers, but I learned a little bit between the first card, and today's. The stamp set used here was a CTMH stampset and I can't remember the name. I even got it as a hostess item for having my first party, but for the life of me can't put my finger on it right now... anyway back to the card. I stamped the flower in two different colors with my eyes table level to make sure I got the layers correct. I then cut it out and layered it onto a peice of pink cardstock, then onto the green DSP I got from the $1 store and then onto a darker pink cardstock. Even though it is a beginner card, I'm still very proud of how it turned out. The only thing I would change about it today is I would add a ribbon to the bottom, and pop the flower up with pop dots.

Hope you enjoy! Thanks for stopping by and I'll see ya tomorrow!
Sorry about the lousy lighting, working on getting that fixed...Thanks for your patience!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

The Beginnig

This is one of my first cards I ever made. I'm sharing this with you to show that even though you may be a beginner you have potential. This card happens to be all about "layers". Notice the stamping on the white piece, layered on the yellow, then green, then back to white. This was also done before I discovered the wonderful world of papercutters, brads, eyelets, ribbons etc. I wanted a springtime theme, but didn't want to use "Happy Easter" so I went with nothing... now I'm wishing I would have at least said something.....

Hope you enjoy and I'll see ya tomorrow!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Welcome to my blog!

Hello and welcome to my blog! If you’re anything like me you’ve been hoarding stamping/scrapbooking supplies and you are searching for ways to use them. Hopefully my blog will teach you to do just that. I am here to help you in the same ways that others helped me.

My goals for this blog include:
- Daily posts
- Showing you how simple it is to create a beautiful design
- Video tutorials (coming soon!)
- Sharing what I love with all of you!

Thanks for stopping by and we'll see ya tomorrow!