Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Love You

Have you ever looked through a gallery and saw a card that is so beyond wonderful that you have to make your own and hope it's even a quarter as lovely as the card seen? I have so many times, I've lost count!

I saw this card on called "Happy Birthday" from Mel Blackburn as Design Team work for Pebbles Inc. Not only did I love the design, but I loved the yellow! It brings so much brightness to the card and if I got that card, I'm sure it would be a very Happy Birthday!!

For the paper on this card I used Echo Park and Fancy Pants. The "Love You" is also from Echo Park.

I added some twine and a cute little clothes pin!

I used Tattered Angel's Chocolate Covered Cherries Glimmer Mist and finished it off with some stitching in the corner!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Happy Birthday Banner Card

A simple, but lovely Birthday card! 

I lifted this card from ~{Puppet}~ on You can see her card, HERE.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

July Card Challenge - last 2!

I didn't get all 8 cards down for the July Card Challenge this month! Ohh well!

This is my last card, which is for the Product category, which was to use rhinestones.

This is a lift of ~{Puppet}~'s "Card Set" on You can see it, HERE.

I used Basic Grey, Bo Bunny, Stampin' Up and Crate Paper on this card. The rhinestones are from Queen & Company.

This card is for the July Card Challenge for Lift.

The winner of last month's lift chose Carmen C-Henriquez's Happy Birthday card, which you can see, HERE.

I used Basic Grey's "Sweet Threads" line and Crate Paper's "Paper Hearts" line for this one.

 The pearls are "Sunshine" from Queen & Company.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Get Well Soon! & With Deepest Sympathy

I made both of these cards for the July Card Challenge that I host on

This card is for the technique category, which is a technique called "Faux Linen". You can see the tutorial, HERE.

It is a super easy technique while makes a great impression!

I used Basic Grey & Crate Paper on this card. I filled in random leaves with Diamond Stickles.

For the background stamp of the technique, I used Glitz's "Distressing Set Two".

For the sentiment, I used Technique Tuesday's "Small Talk".

I used the same layout for this card as well, cause I just loved it!

This card is for the July Card Challenge on for Theme, which is Sympathy.

I used the Faux Linen technique on this card also.

I used all Plumeria from Basic Grey on this card.

I used Technique Tuesday's "Small Talk" for this sentiment as well. Love that stamp set!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Happy 23rd Birthday Kati!

I made this card for my cousin Kati, for her 23rd Birthday. 

I used Elle's Studio's Vintage Mix & Match Numbers and Dear Lizzy's Merry Foam Thickers for her name.

I added this cute polka dot flower from Basic Grey's Hopscotch Bloomers!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Thanks for all that you do!

I love this card so much I'm thinking about doing something nice for someone and giving them the card to give to me. lol, jk jk. But, I do LOVE this one!

This is for City Crafter Challenge Blog - Week #118 - "I've been hexed!"

This card is also for the July Card Challenge for Color.

We all know how trendy hexagons are right now! I recently enter another challenge on Moxie Fab World, for another hexagon challenge, which you can see HERE.

I am entering this one in the Moxie Fab World: Hooked on Hexagon Challenge also.. make sure to go check out the challenge.. it ends on July 30th!

For the hexagons on this card, I used Cricut's "Accent Essentials" cartridge. 

I used some Basic Grey, Echo Park & Crate Paper for this card.

This part was time consuming, but not too bad! I absolutely love how it turned out too. I used grey because I wanted to be able to see the stitching, but I didn't want it to take away from the papers I used or the sentiment.

Oddly enough, the thickers I used (and I didn't know it until I just looked right now) are called Patchwork! I guess it was meant to be! I printed the rest of the sentiment on Core'dinations cardstock.

It of course wouldn't be complete without some Trendy Twine! I used the color "Sky".

This hexagon flower was a very happy accident! I forgot to press the shift button on my Cricut and it cut the wrong die cut. I thought why not turn every layer so it turns out like a flower? So, I did! Cute, huh!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

A Sonic Birthday!

Don't worry.. I'm still alive! Sorry for the week of no posts!

I made a Sonic card and Sonic wallet for a friend's son. I absolutely LOVE how this card came out! I can't draw at all, so here's what I did... I Googled Sonic and when I printed out the imagine I liked. I then cut it apart and traced the shapes on the colors I wanted to use. If I hadn't done that, it would look nothing like this! lol. For the blue, I used Core'dinations and on the raised piece, I sanded the edges so the core color shows!

If you've never used Core'dinations, here what it is... It's color cardstock that has another color in the core of the paper. So, if you tear the paper or sand the paper, it will show the core color. The core color is on the back so you know what the color is. They sell this at Joann's.

I also made a Sonic Comic Book wallet for him as well.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Cricut Mat

Does your cricut mat look like mine? I'm sure yours looks better than mine does.. mine is HORRIBLE! But, I brought it back to life with ScraPerfect's "Best Glue Ever". I haven't used the glue for anything else but to make my cricut mat sticky again, but I'm sure with that name, it works on other things too!! You're supposed to clean off your mat before you use it, but I don't. Gotta be a rebel sometime =]

I use an old gift card and spread the glue around on the mat. You let it dry for a couple of hours and it will be even more sticky than when you buy them.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Oh Baby!

 I made this card for a friend to give as a Baby Shower card.

I lifted Debbiedesigns "Welcome Baby Boy" card on This baby boy card was one of the first cards I put into my favorites when I joined back in 2007.

I absolutely love how this card came out!

I used a baby foot print stamp by All Night Media.

The "Oh Baby!" is from Technique Tuesday's "Small Talk".

I didn't have an oval as long as I wanted one, so what I did was cut it in half. It looks longer and no one is wiser!

Had to finish it up with some stitching!!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Sew what!

 I bought 2 cigar boxes at a garage sale last year which I knew I wanted to alter at some time.. and the time has come!! Well, for one of them anyway.

As you've probably noticed, I've started sewing on my cards. When I used to sew on them, I'd do it by hand cause I didn't know how to sew. My sisters sewing machine was at our house and my Mom showed me how. Now I understand why she made so much fun of me when I'd do it by hand, lol, it's so easy! In this cigar box, I keep all my spools and bobbins. 

I made this for Hooked on Hexagons Challenge in the Moxie Fab World where you create a project using the super trendy, hexagon.

For the front of it, I used black Duct Tape, which I laid down on my craft mat and used a T-Ruler and an Exacto knife to get as straight as can be!

 I cut the Duct Tape hexagons on the Cricut. I used the Accent Essentials cartridge.. If you don't have that one or have never seen it, you must look it up and see all the wonderful shapes it has, it has a TON!

I created stitches on the hexagons with a white Singo pen. I used American Crafts Thickers that are called Typo! I used Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint on top of the Thickers, but as you can see on the E, some peeled off. I repainted it where it came over and put a coat of Glossy Accents on the top. I think it only chipped like that because the surface of the letters were shiny.

 The ruler and the dress form are from Cosmo Cricket's Material Girl. I topped it off with a cute little heart!

This is the inside! I can't get anymore colors cause they wouldn't fit! =]

I also used a scrap piece of card stock to stitch all the stitches on "my" sewing machine. It's a lot easier for me to see them than trying to remember the difference in 2, 3, 4 &5!! The white shows up better in person also.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Love you to the moon & back

I made this card for Clean & Simple sketch #197.

I created this cute little rocket with Sandylion's Clear Boy Stamps. I layered it so soars off the page, pun intended!

I created my own fire with different color and textures of ribbon and added some white stitching to it.

How cute is this font? It has quite a cute name too.. Spicy Sushi Roll! Great, now I want Sushi!

Friday, July 6, 2012

My heart is where ever you are

I made this card for Clean & Simple's Sketch #196.

I used October Afternoon's Thrift Shop Stack for this card. I also used American Crafts remarks for those cute little hearts. 

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Wednesday Rewind #8

Welcome to the 8th Wednesday Rewind!

Let's start off with the winner of MFDWR#7... the winner is..... Kathy D!
On the 5th of every month I will post a card that I made from a couple months ago up to a couple years and I will lift the card.

How do you play?

Lift the card also! You can turn it, add to it, take away from it, as long as I can still see the original sketch in your card!

You can use other challenges with this one, as long as the card is for your own personal use. I don't mind if you use this challenge and sell the card you made, but please do not submit it to be published.

Example: It can be for a Design Team sample, but not used as a card to get you on to a DT. If you're unsure, just drop me an e-mail on the right, thanks!!

Make sure to leave your link in the widget when you're finished to be up for the prize at the end of the month!

This is a monthly challenge. Come back on the 5th of every month for a new card to lift!

There will be a small prize given every month.
The winner will be picked from to be fair and square!

Challenge Ends: Friday, August 3rd at 8pm, PST.

Please use the keyword: MFDWR8
(Made Fresh Daily Wednesday Rewind #8)

 I made this card on 8.3.2010

I made this card in May of this year.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012


I needed something where I could physically see what orders needed to be finished. I used a 12x12 piece of cork board that I got at Staples, years ago. It came in a 4 pack, one is on my bedroom door and 2 I don't use.

For the board, all I really did was glued some Thickers on to it. I glued them instead of just sticking them on because I wasn't sure how well they'd hold up on cork over time.

Next came the push pins! I knew I wanted to make them, so I used over sized brads for 5 of them and fabric covered brads for the other 2.

The number Rub-Ons are from Daisy D and the cute little bird is from K & Company.

I bought push pins at Dollar Tree, I need 7 but I got 300 for $1. lol, close enough!

After I used the Rub-Ons, I flattened the push pins with pliers to get it as flat as possible. I put a generous amount of Glossy Accents on the top of the push pin and turned it upside down onto the bottom of the brad. I then filled the back of the brad up as much as possible with Glossy Accents. After they dried (a couple hours of drying time), I pushed them in the cork board and put Glossy accents on the tops and sides so the Rub-Ons would be sealed it and it would nice and shiny.

I did the same thing with the yellow and white pokla dot brads. I used wire cutters to cut the brad part off. I topped them with Glossy Accents also.