Tuesday, August 25, 2009

I got a Cricut!

I got a new Cricut a few weeks ago and I love it! Of course I had to get the Hello Kitty cartridge. I made this notebook for myself! It was so easy to cut out my name and the kitty. I also added some paper in the pen so it will match.

Monday, August 24, 2009

In Love with The Greeting Farm

I'm in love with the stamps from The Greeting Farm! I got some stamped images in a swap I did on SCS. I used this cute little girl to make a birthday card for my mother in law. I just love how cute she it! I used Crystal Effects on her sunglasses to make them shine. I also used some flowers I got in the swap.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Altered August Exchange

Here is a picture of the goodies I made for the Altered August Exchange on SCS. I made a notebook like the ones I posted before using my Crop-a-dile. I also covered a card tin and a cd tin. I love those little CD tins. I use them to store my nesties. I can finally post these because my reveal is over and I'm not spoiling anyone's surprise!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Bind it Notebooks without a Bind it all!

Here are several of the mini notebooks I've made with my crop a dile. I love this idea and I can't wait to make more of them! You have to check out the link I posted on the last post because these things are so easy to make!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Wanting a Bind It All

I have been wanting a Bind-it-all for a while now. I still haven't broken down and bought one but I did run across this great resource for making post it note holders with the spirals without a BIA! You just use the crop-a-dile. I was so excited to find this and I've gone mini-notebook crazy. I promise to post pictures soon!

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Just Back from the Beach

I just got home from Destin tonight. I don’t have any new cards to share right now but I’ll be stamping again soon! I wanted to share a picture I took of the sunset while I was at the beach! I’ve been studying a lot about photography lately and I wanted to share.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Go With the Flow

Yes, I know this one is a little twisted. But anyone who knows me will appreciate this one. I used pink and brown for my color combo. I also pulled out some ribbon that went well with these colors. I stamped the brush image with Versamark on the brown layer. I also added a little bling to the toilet.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Love You the Most

This one is a plain, simple little card. I wanted to add some buttons or something to it but just wasn't happy with the way it looked. So I just left it as is. I colored her with my Copics. I don't know how I lived without those markers. I'm going to have to keep an eye out for another sale at Hobby Lobby and stock up on some more!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Fisherman from Rock the Farm

I made this card with the little fisherman from the Rock the Farm stamp set from The Greeting Farm. I am so proud of this card! When I started I just stamped this little guy and colored the image with my Copics. I normally plan the card out before I start, but not this time. After coloring him I picked out some colors that went well with him. I also used the CB to emboss the caramel layer to make it look a little like fish scales. After kicking ideas around my wonderful husband suggested a hook. He pulled out some craft wire he uses in his model car building and made me some hooks. He also gave me the idea to put the fibers around the top of the hook. I stuck a brad through and attached it to the ribbon that way because I didn't want to glue it. I love this little guy. Too bad I don't know any fishermen to send it to.

Rock the Farm

Have you seen the stamps from The Greeting Farm? I saw them and fell in love with them. I just ordered a few stamps from them to make sure I liked the quality and I love them! You cut them out yourself and them come mounted on cling foam. I like them that way because I put them on transparencies, put those in a page protector, and them they all go in a binder. It takes up a lot less space that way!
Anyways, this is the first card I made with my new stamps. I love this little girl and there was a boy with a fishing pole that came with this set too. Check back in the next couple of days for that one (it is my all time favorite). I used my nesties to cut out the ovals and pulled out some more of that DP I'm trying to use. I have a feeling you will be seeing my DP for years to come! lol I colored this farm girl with my copics. It reminded me of FarmTown that I play on Facebook all the time. So I had to make a card for all my Farmtown friends!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Um......Happy Thoughts?

Here is another card I made the other day. I'm not really crazy about it but I now have 4 of them to send out. I think my mojo is off a little since I have not been feeling well. I keep trying though!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Better Than Ice Cream

I started making a card and didn't like what I came up with, so I took it in another direction. This is what I came up with. I used more DP for the background and I even added a little lace along the bottom edge. I went to get some beads for the sprinkles on top but the ones I got were too long. So I went with the seed beads. Not exactly what I was going for but I think it works. I also put some CE on the ice cream to help the beads stick. And, of course, I colored with my Copics.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Brown Beach Bella

I am still using my DP. I have a stack over a foot high! Can you believe that? I just keep collecting it. So I used two designs with Tempting Turquoise. I also used paper piecing for the towel and bag. I love my Copic markers so much that I don't color with anything else now. I just need some more colors, which is hard to do because they are so expensive. But oh so worth it!

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Never Tire-d

I made this for the sketch challenge on SCS last week. This is a super cute stamp and I haven't used it in a while, of course, I haven't used a lot of my stamps in a while. I colored the little guy with my Copics. The panels of DP for the background were pretty easy to do, easier than I thought they would be. Each panel is 1 1/4 in. wide. They fit perfectly across the base of the card.
I got some new Riley stamps and some stamps from The Greeting Farm. That is a new stamp company I discovered on SCS and I had to order some. They come on a sheet and you have to cut them out. The stamps are mounted on cling foam and you just stick them on an acrylic block when you are ready to stamp with them. I really like stamps like this because I put the on a transparency and into a page protector. I have a binder full of stamps and they take up much less room than individual boxes. I will be posted some new cards with the Greeting Farm stamps soon!

Monday, June 08, 2009

MFT Ice Cream

I pulled out this MFT stamp set that I haven't used very much. I just love this cup of ice cream. I color it green every time because it reminds me of the green cups like this that my mom had when I was a kid. She always made pudding in them but I still color the ice cream cup green. I added some glitter to the chocolate using a glitter pen and a rhinestone on top for the cherry.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Purple Bella

Here is another card I made trying to use up some of my DP I haven't used it a while. Purple isn't normally a color I reach for so I decided to pair it up with on of my favorite Bella stamps. I used a few different patterns of DP too. Hmm... not sure if it is a favorite but I have 4 of them to use now. My favorite part of this is the love charm I added to go along with the stamp "all things grow with love."

Saturday, June 06, 2009


This is one of my favorite Bella stamps. She is just too cute! I used Old Olive for the base and then pulled out some more of the DP. I also used my green brads and ribbon. Trace gave me a few rolls of this ribbon and it matches Old Olive perfectly! And you can't really see it but I used my edge punch to scallop the edge of the DP on the right. I hope you like it!

Friday, June 05, 2009


I love this Gina K stamp set and I just haven't had the time to use it much. I pulled it out along with the Cuttlebug and made this card. I also used my new Nesties, which I love. I always tend to pick brown and red to use with this set. I'm going to have to try to use something a little different next time.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Told you I was stamping again!

I have been making lot of cards since I've been out for summer break. It really makes a difference when I have time to stamp. I pulled out some of my Changito monkey stamps and made this cute card. I love this little guy in his swim gear. It makes me laugh every time I see it. I also pulled out some more of that DP I never use. I have a huge stack of it and I always think I need more for some reason. I have decided to try and use what I have before I buy any more. I also colored the image with my Copics.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Riley in PJs

I can't get enough of these cute Riley stamps! I made this card using my new CB embossing folder. I picked it up the other day at Hobby Lobby. I also colored Riley with my Copic markers. If you haven't tried those things you MUST! They are wonderful and don't leave lines when you color the image.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

WOW- It has been a while.

Now that I am out for summer I plan to have a little more time to stamp. I made this cute little card with my Gina K stamp and my new Copic markers. I went to Hobby Lobby and picked up a few more colors since they were on sale.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

I inked up my new Riley stamp today. It has been begging for ink and I thought I would give it a shot. I colored it with my Copic markers and I love the look of something colored with those. I don't think I like the black hooves so I think I might do the rest in brown.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Silver Anniversary

I made this one for a silver anniversary. I used my CB for the background. I also cut out the pink hearts and poped them up a little bit.