Monday, March 31, 2008

Shout out to SheetLoad...

April Sheetload is ready! It's great...we have a guest artist!!!! Go check it out, you won't be disappointed! can see two of the cards I made! Please go see Sheetload of cards! You'll be glad you did!

Making Memories card

I won a Making Memories Animal Crackers set!! It's adorable. I had to make a card out of it and I really like it!
The front flap opens to write a little note, but then it opens as a regular card also. The scalloped square, buttons, and patterned paper are all from the set. The ribbon is from the dollar bin at Target. I ran a little bit of the patterned paper through the Cuttlebug. It's amazing how much it changes the look of patterned paper!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

New card and a win...

I used a fiskars embossing plate for the background on this card. Love the texture! The stamp is from a $1 set and the buckle is made by me. I cut out a bunch of pieces of paper with the Paper Shaper punch and glued them all together to make it look like chipboard, then I embossed it with black ep. The loot I scored (still can't believe I won a set of first set!!!) is from Mary at It's All About the Journey. Go check out her blog...she's a talented lady.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Pretty Easter

I saw some cute bow templates from Paper Wishes and am thinking about getting them. But for now, I tried my hand at making my own. This is SUCH a cute, cute, cute idea!

I used a CTMH stamp with Certainly Celery SU ink. I raised the front panel of the card for some dimension, cut out one of the eggs from the patterned paper and then used the cracked glass technique on just the egg. It looks so pretty in person.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Invisible Cows!!!

You can't help but just crack up with this image from
Jessica Lynn Originals. I won a gift certificate from Barb at Barb's Card Creations and this stamp completely and totally called my name. I think it's just hilarious! My 13 yo dd wonders, "If they're invisible, why can you see their eyes???" But my dh and I just laugh and laugh. I'm sending this one to my mom and dad. I think they'll get a good chuckle from it.

The flowers are made with a Martha Stewart punch and my lovely cropodile. The green ribbon is really just green paper that I've tried to make look like ribbon with a ridged cap and some ink. And I thought the grass background paper was perfect...and a great way to use it up. I love the paper, but I have a hard time finding great ways to use it. The cows love it!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Sweet girl

I love this stamped image. I just think the little girl is so, so sweet. She's colored with Prismacolor pencils and odorless thinner.
The second image is of a set of elegant notecards I made with the Cuttlebug. I think they're gorgeous. My dd thought they were much too plain and needed something else.

Sunday, March 9, 2008


I love this "bee". So darn cute. I colored him in with Prismacolors and odorless thinner. I added dimensional glaze on the wings to give them a shine. I added some SU ink to the flower. It was already light yellow, but I wanted it darker.

This one is all SU. I've decided I really like hedgies. They are just adorable!

p.s. My signature is from Alli's blog...she gives a site so you can get one too!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

The feminine cards...

I did a mini card class for a friend...just four ladies! It was great fun to show off the awesomeness of the cuttlebug...and the versamark ink. Isn't it great when people are amazed at the coolness of our toys??? I loved the colors together on this one!

I thought this was sweet. I love pink and green together.

This one's color is a little bit's not nearly so orange in real life. It's pink and light red.

And I love this card. It's for a 16 year old gal's birthday. The mom said, "blues and greens", so I came up with this one...casing from this one, of course. I love, love, love it. The sketch is from Jen Del Muro's site.

I cased...again...

I saw this card on Angelosity and thought, "That's perfect for a manly card!" so, I just had to make a couple. I did the crackle emobss on the saying and think it looks great.

For this one, I just kept playing around with colors and decided this one would work for a masculine card as well. I did put brads up on the little tabs...just forgot to do that before I took a picture!

And this one uses very little stamping. These are actually dollar store stickers! But I like the way they look. I did cut around them more closely than they were. I think it makes for a very easy and fairly cute card.

I was asked to make a graduation card as well. I followed a template I had seen in a magazine last year, but I can't remember exactly which one. I like it.
The last masculine card I made is for an 18 year old young man. I have a hard time with masculine cards! It's so much easier to make things pretty. I think it turned out great though. Not much stamping.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Check out Sheetloadofcards and win!

That's right! Head on over to sheetloadofcards and win! Enter by March 7th to win 15 new Studio G stamps. And then by March 9th for a chance to win a cardkeeper! Great stuff! And the March sheetloadofcards is awesome too!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Lego Stamp-a-ma-jig?

I don't have a Stamp-a-ma-jig. I've watched lots of tutorials on using one and I want one! I might be able to get by without one though. I "borrowed" (somewhat permanently) some of my son's legos. It is working out perfectly! You can see the acetate sheet in the first photo that I stamped the image onto, then placed that where I wanted the saying.

Please excuse that stamp...I split the saying into two parts and put the smaller part on top of the stamp. It's ugly, but it works.

I LOVE this card!

I followed this card. I loved it too. I used the little corner punch to make the scalloped border and dimensional paint to do the itty bitty dots. Love that. And isn't the image hilarious? It is Mrs. Ed from Art Impressions and she's colored with Prismacolor pencils and mineral spirits. The inside says, "to spoil yourself silly!"