Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Bic Permanent Markers

I got a sample and was able to review the Bic Permanent Markers 36 count set.  LOVE!
Here are the creations I came up with trying out my new markers:

 I cut out the Nativity scene (Taylored Expressions) using the plastic packaging from an embossing folder. Then used some alcohol ink and the red Bic marker to color the plastic. I also drew on red snowflakes on the outside of the bulb.  

The red ribbon was included in my sample.  I added some glitter to the inside of the bulb.  Getting the Nativity inside the bulb was a challenge because there are a lot of parts to the Nativity die that like to attach themselves to anything nearby.  So, after trying this with paper (which didn't work...I couldn't get it to unroll), I decided on the plastic so that it would unroll, but I also rolled it covered in waxed paper, then I pulled the waxed paper out with tweezers.  Whew!  It worked!  It's just the perfect size to fill the bulb.
These are poinsettias cut out from the Sizzix Tattered Poinsettia die  There are so many colors in the set it was easy to find matching colors that worked perfectly with the cardstock.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Santa's Sleigh

I LOVED Kittie Kraft's sleigh, and when I saw it, I knew I had to make something similar.  I really, really like how it turned out.  And it made me feel so good when my 15 yo ds got it out to show a friend of his...to me, that means he was totally impressed!

The die is a Savvy Stamps die that I found recently.  Love it!  Santa's bag is made from a tiny piece of the velvet ribbon.  And the gold trim I found at a garage sale several years ago.  I am loving it!  Oh, and the snow background embossing folder is from Crafts Too. I love this one since the dots are random.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

"Sure Bert"

I've had this one in my head for quite awhile...which is great because it makes me smile every time I think about it!  What a tedious thing to make though! I used the Sesame Street Cricut cartridge...oh my! At 4 inches and 3 1/2 inches respectively for Bert and Ernie, it was a chore. Every single color is a piece of paper...so all of the stripes are individual. There were a few stripes on Ernie's shirt that were connected, but very few. It would be super if I made a 12" card!!  It would still make an adorable wall hanging in a big size and so much easier to make! Hmmmm...wondering if I have any Sesame Street fans on my Christmas list!
 Front of card
  Inside of card

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Somebody's getting married!

Our dear friend is getting married and my 18 yo dd is a bridesmaid!  We are so excited for this wedding!  Here is the card I made:

It's hard to see on the card, but I cut out forever and put that on also.  I used the Spellbinders rose creations, labels,  and fancy fleur de lis frames as well as the my favorite leafy flourish. I also used the Cuttlebug embossing folder geometric rings. I adhered tiny little silver bling too...I hope she (they) like it! Here's to you Stef and Isaac!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Blog Candy chance!

Yummy blog candy opportunity!

Pinkpuds...here's hoping I'm a lucky gal!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Grad thank yous and one more card

This is an extremely belated graduation card for a friend's son.  I really like how it turned out.
This shows the graduation thank you cards I made for my graduate. I purchased the black tape long ago in the "squash book" section of a local store and found it absolutely perfect for these cards. The sentiment and cap are from dollar stamp sets.
And this is the sentiment I added to the inside.

Monday, June 18, 2012

My graduate!

Here's my graduate!  This is me, my graduate, and my mom.
These are the cake balls I made for her graduation open house.  The "smurfs" were really just green and blue, her two favorite colors together, but as soon as they were done, we both thought "smurfs"!!   Oh well.  The other ones were little graduates with caps.  The box is just a box...not a secret cake Ü

Monday, May 21, 2012

Another grad card

 My daughter's favorite color combo includes this bright green and blue together, so although her school colors are red and black, I thought I'd go with a card for her that was special.  I added glitter to the front (and now I have glitter everywhere!!)

 I used the spiral circles on the inside so that it pops up the little graduation caps when it is opened.  It's cute.  The grad cap is from a Studio G set that I've had for ages.

Graduation cards!!

I was really pleased with how these turned out!  I knew what I wanted to do with the inside...but it was the outside that I hoped would turn out...and I like them!!

I followed the tutorial from Carol of Extreme Cards and Papercrafting for her wonderful pop up graduation cap.  I LOVE it!

It was so well done, easy to follow, and I think I got spectacular results.  Love that she took so much time to get it just right and shared!!!

 I made nine of them and hope that's enough for some of my senior daughter's friends.

I used the EKSuccess Christmas tree border punch for the pennants...I use the negative and positive pieces to create the bordered pennant shapes. The scroll banner and front banner were made from the Cuttlebug Fanciful Labels.  The stars are from MFT.  I used the stars Cuttlebug embossing folder on the front background and hand cut the grad caps for the inside.  I hope to still add a tassel, but if I don't get around to it, I think it will still be great.  I stamped the "2012" with little alphabet/number stamps that I've had for eons.  They always seem to come in handy!  Hope you like them as much as I do!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Birthday cake

It's hard to believe my baby girl is now 18.  We celebrated with a birthday cake today.  She has always wanted to have an ice cream cake, so I had to try my hand at making one.  I thought it turned out cute...she thought so too, so it was a winner!

Saturday, April 28, 2012


My daughter has her senior prom tonight and she went with a big group! Looked like they were going to have so much fun!  The theme this year is a masquerade ball, so I got to make her a mask.  I started with this:
I spray painted it gold and then went to town with it.  I had way too much fun and she was very pleased!

Her dress was an olive green color and it went very nicely with the mask. The black design is done with a sharpie; the flower and peacock feathers are put together with a gluber (two really); I used green stickles for the lips and around the eyes, and lots of bling from my stash.  The beads around the top were glued on and were just a string of beads directly from the store.  I love it!!

Thursday, March 29, 2012


Here is my final card playing with my new Memory Box dies.

I think it's a cutie.  You can't tell from the picture, but the burgundy tie is standing out a bit on dimensionals.  It makes the sentiment all the more fitting.  I scored the 1/4" border with the scoring board and stamped the word with little cheapie alphabet letters.  I am so looking forward to making more!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Another butterfly card

I really, really, really like this one! I originally did some sewing on this card to have a "butterfly trail" but then I didn't like how it looked, so I took it out.  I did like the holes left behind though.  This is the Memory Box butterfly die again, but I also used the Macarena Corner. I cut that apart and snipped it apart...using the bottom for the bottom of the butterfly and the top swirls for the antennae. I used the Leafy Branch that I adore.  I added some dimension to the butterfly so it pops up off of the page...and I added some gold ink around the edges.  So pretty!  I have the umbrella Memory Box die on order, so be looking for some cards made with that die soon!

Monday, March 26, 2012

More Memory Box

I really like how this one turned out.  I cut the large butterfly out of the black paper so the patterned paper could show through.  Then I cut out butterflies that were on a matching piece of cardstock, dyed some baker's twine for the antennae, and embossed a black line around the edge.  It's basic and bold...not usually my style, but I really like it.  One more butterfly card to go.