Friday, April 22, 2011

1 week...

I made this card for my boyfriend and mailed it on Wednesday so it would arrive on Friday. Today is a week until our first vacation together... a week long cruise! We booked it when there was 76 days left, so now having only 7 to go, I'm sooo excited!

I used Sweet Sunday Sketch #113 for this card. Love Karen's sketches!

I had the idea of sending him a "one week" card for a while now but had no idea how I wanted to do it. So I thought maybe I'll put 1 week... 7 days, then I got the idea to do this!

I used October Afternoon's Thrift Shop. How perfect is this map?!


I made this card for my cousin Quinn for her 20th Birthday. Did I really just say 20th? She's the baby of all our cousins, so her being 20 makes me.....uh, older than 20! =]

I used Mojo Monday sketch #187 for this card. If you've followed me for a while, you know how much I love Mojo Monday sketches!

All the printed papers on this card are October Afternoon's Thrift Shop.. such a cute collection! I also used a notions flower from Studio Calico and A journaling tag from Elle's Studio's Vintage Mix & Match Numbers.

I used these teeny tiny K & Co. tags and embossed "wish" on the top one.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Joey's Birthday Goodies!

Happy Birthday to the best boyfriend ever. No, really, it's true! I have no idea how I got so lucky to find him, but I'm so glad I did! He's getting up there in years, so I'm going to change the font bigger so he can read it... =]


It's blurry, the color is off, Joey's not smiling (again), it's perfect.

I made him a wallet out of a Captain America comic book, if you missed it, check it out, here. I also made a bag to match! I ripped up the rest of the comic book that I used on the wallet in random sizes and mod-podged it onto the bag. Except, I didn't have any mod-podge, so I used Alene's Clear Tacky Glue mixed with some water.. worked just the same! I added a talk bubble, like in comics, to say Happy Birthday. I also added a fortune from a fortune cookie that we got when we ate at Disneyland one of our many times of going.. and to think he makes fun of me everytime I put them in my backpack to take home!

The fortune says: A pleasent surprise is in store for you.

This is the card I made for him to stick with the whole comic book theme. I can't take credit for the idea though, his friend Jesus put the idea in my head.. and I'm so glad he did!!

I wanted to make the Superman Symbol, but with a J. I drew lines on the back of the yellow card stock and used an exacto knife to cut the top layer.

The randomness under the J Symbol is the writing that they use on Superman's planet, Krypton I believe it is. Kinda fun making it, just pressed random keys over and over!

I added some red and white bakers twine, a red button a little distress ink and some white gel pen around the edges to finish it off.

I had this cute little container in my stash and used it to put Hot Tamale Gum in it. That's right HOT TAMALE! annnddd it's sugar free! It loses flavor way to quick, but it's really good for about 2 minutes, lol. I wrapped twine around it to give it some more texture.

Don't you just love that quote? It made me crack up! The tag is from Elle's Studio's Vintage Mix & Match Numbers.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Happy 1st Birthday William

I lifted this card from an old Paper Crafts Magazine. Before I got my scraproom/bedroom organized how I wanted it, I used to cut out cards from scrap magazines that I wanted to lift and kept them in a folder.. this was one of them!

This was for a family friend's little one's first Birthday.

This may be my new favorite font! It's called Digs my Hart and is from I recently deleted a BUNCH of fonts off my computer that I've never used and will never use, and replaced them which a bunch of cute ones! Most of the new fonts I recently downloaded were from a site called They have a TON of cute fonts, and they're free! Can't get much better than that!! They also have links to other sites that contain super cute fonts as well. Make sure to check them out!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Joey's Comic Book Wallet

My boyfriend begged me (ok, not really begged... that part was just for Joey!) to make him a Comic Book Wallet. Of course I said it would be no problem!

If you'd like to try a Comic Book Wallet, or for that matter, any kind of DIY wallet, check out the instructions HERE.

You use Iron On Vinyl, which you can find at Joanns. I went in and asked and they said they never heard of it... I went home checked online and went back and found it! lol. I don't know about your Joanns, but for the people that work at ours, it's just a job. They know nothing about anything they carry, it's so frustrating!

So, like I said, you can use anything, paper, material, scrapbook paper, ANYTHING! My Dad asked for a camo one once he saw Joey's wallet.

I had my Mom help me just so I didn't completely screw it up! Irons and I don't mix well. So, we tried a couple practice pieces first and I'm sure glad we did!

First we started on a formica board, using the back, with a towl on top, no good. You could see the texture of the towel. And the iron that we used had the wholes in the bottom for steam, which you could also make out!

So, with another practice piece we used the cutting board with a towel over it and a different iron... still bad.

Next we tried a 15x11 metal first aide kit box and ANOTHER iron which had tiny holes in it! This worked pretty good but not perfectly.

So we were trying to think of what flat surface we could use that wouldn't get ruined by the heat of the iron.. so we used.... OUR FLAT TOP STOVE!!

The stove worked wonderfully! The vinyl didn't have any weird textures in it and looked soooo good. This is when I started getting super excited!

I folded it back up and I decided that I wanted more stitching than just the sides like the directions say.

I went to our Comic Shop and bought one of Joey's favorites.. Captain America. I'll have to go back and show the guy that worked there cause he was amazed by the idea of a comic book wallet!!

The outside....

There's 4 places to put credit cards. You can put more than one in each though.

The inside!

We started making it at 10... and ended at 1:30!

I haven't let it out of my sight all day... I just keep looking at it! I knew it was going to come out cute, but it is way beyond what I thought it would be! Joey better like it.. or else! =]

Monday, April 11, 2011

Happy Birthday Luci!

Happy Birthday Miss Luci!! Luci is only the greatest friend in the world. Everyone should have one!

I have a voicemail that Luci left me when I turned 19 telling me that she couldn't believe how old we were! Fast forward 7 years later, now we're really old! =]

Luci's Birthday is today, the 11th, so I used the Restoration line from Crate Paper. The calender paper worked out perfectly for the date!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Happy Birthday Amanda!

I have some exciting news! A friend of mine Amanda, who I met on, is starting a new thing on the blog featuring artists. She was sweet enough to ask me to be the first! So very excited! Here's the post!

If you've followed my blog for a while, you know I'm a big fan of Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketches. She makes such fun and inspirating sketches! So this one is for Sweet Sunday Sketch #111.

This card is for my cousin Amanda for her 22nd Birthday, she's already received it, so you don't have to keep this one a secret like Annas! =]

I told you more zipper flowers were on the way!

So, this was the first time I used American Crafts Zing embossing powder. I LOVE it. It covers extremely well and as you can see, looks awesome!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


I used the sketch #102 on The Sweet Stop Challenge Blog. As you can see, I can't stop with the zipper flowers! And there are even more to come! This card is for my cousin Anna, but her Birthday isn't until the 21st, so shhh, don't tell her about the card!!

I love these foam thickers! Even if they weren't this awesome color, I'd still like it!

Zipper Flowers!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Happy Birthday Gene!

I made this card for my cousin Gene's Birthday. I'm horrible at making cards for guys, could be cause I only have girly paper! So, when I saw this card is Peenut 23's "Wish Birthday Card". I lift a lot of her cards and layouts too! I love her style!!

I used Basic Grey's Orgins & Basic Manila Papers. I randomly cut them at different sizes and started to roll them. I hand stitched an "x" for the flame.

I finished off the card with some twine and a stamped tag with an eyelet and some stickles.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Klayre's famous funny face

I used Sketch 113 at The Scrappiest for this layout. Such a cute sketch, right? I know!

This page is about Klayre's funny face she used to make. She doesn't really make it anymore. Don't get me wrong, she has plenty of other funny faces! If you tell her to "strike a pose", you get a dance move AND a funny face!!

I know I've said this before, but I adore handstiched circles! I don't know what it is about them, but they just look so pretty to me!

Did I measure the stickers to fit inbetween the 2 stitched circles? No, no, no! It was all luck!!

And a little bit of Elle's Studio!