Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Thanks so much

How was everyone's week last week? The cruise was excellent! It was probably the best cruise I've been on.. we both had a blast!!

This card is for the October Card Challenge for Sketch & Technique.

It's also for the October 20/20 Challenge.

I found these cute shaped cards at Micheal's a couple months ago.. there's 3 different designs and they were on clearance.. can't get much better than that!

 I tried out the technique of Pastels on Black. I'm not sure how I feel about it though!

For the sentiment I used Pink Paislee paper and My Mind's Eye Kraft Funday's Happy Days Stamp Set.

Cute little label on top, which is part of the card base!

I used some Echo Park, Pink Paislee, Studio Calico & My Little Shoebox.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Ribbons, Bows and Sweet Baby Toes!

Time to come back to reality today!

For today's card, I got inspiration on Instagram from @robinsnestscrap. Go check her out on Instagram!

Or you can check out here blog, HERE. She made a layout using crepe paper for the background which she sewed on.

This is a Delight from American Crafts.

I used some white and yellow 1/2 pearls from Queen & Company.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Joey's Cruise Cards - Day 7

How sweet it is to be loved by you

Today is our last day at sea!

Here's last years... check it out!

2011 - Joey's Cruise Cards - Day 7

For this card, I used Fancy Pants and Crate Paper.

For the lollipop, I used trendy twine to make the candy part. First, I ran a small circle through my Xyron and started my Trendy Twine in the middle and kept wrapping it around until I was at the edge of the paper. It was easy peasy!

I used some pop dots under the lollipop to give it some dimension.  I used a toothpick for the bottom and cut some of the top off so it would fit on this little card!!

I printed the sentiment on the computer in two different fonts and finished it off with some stitching.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Joey's Cruise Cards - Day 6

Today is our second day at sea!

Here's last years... check it out!

2011 - Joey's Cruise Cards - Day 6

For this years card, I used American Crafts "Sleepy Head" Flair badges for the sentiment.

For the "rays of sunshine", I used...
  • Basic Grey - Lemon Meringue Pie
  • My Mind's Eye - Love Blossom 
  • Sassafras Lass - Hog Heaven
  • Crate Paper - Restoration
 I finished it up with some stitching, as always!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Joey's Cruise Cards - Day 5

You A-Maze Me

Today we are in Puerto Vallarta!

Here's last years... check it out!

2011 - Joey's Cruise Cards - Day 5 

For this card, I Googled amaze and printed it.. it doesn't get much easier than that! And I used My Mind's Eye "Love Me - Pink Hex" paper for the background.
  I then printed the sentiment on Basic Grey's "Basic Manila" and added some stitching.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Joey's Cruise Cards - Day 4

Today is our 2nd day in Cabo San Lucas!

Here's last years... check it out!

Joey and I have Annual Passes to Disneyland, so I thought this was more than appropriate!

For this card, I used My Minds Eye "Love Me" collection. How cute are those hexagons?

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Joey's Cruise Cards - Day 3

Today is our first day in Cabo San Lucas! We are going on an ATV excursion today! We tried to go last year, but we didn't know ship time and local time were different! We even asked and couldn't get a straight answer, so this time, we are for sure going to make it!!

Here's last years... check it out!
2011 - Joey's Cruise Cards - Day 3 

I LOVE this paper! Nevermind that it's chevron pattern.. but my favorite color too?! eek!

I used a font called Smiley Monster for this card.

I filled in the heart with Cotton Candy Stickles and a little bit of Worn Lipstick Distress Stickles.

I finished it up with some stitching and that's it! 

Monday, October 22, 2012

Joey's Cruise Cards - Day 2

Today is our first day at sea!

Here's last years... check it out!

2011 - Joey's Cruise Cards - Day 2 

For this years card, I used GCD Studio's "Flower Child Plaid" paper and stamped Basic Grey's Cup of Tea Bitsy from their Nook & Pantry collection.

I made a pattern by stamping the spoon over and over to create a background!

I distressed the edges of the sentiment and inked it with some Tim Holtz's Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

I used some Blue Berry Trendy Twine and finished it off with a button!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Joey's Cruise Cards - Day 1

Last year when Joey & I went on our first cruise together, I had the idea to make him a 3x3 mini card and write in one each day and give it to him. I of course had to do the same this year too!

We leave Long Beach at 4:30pm!

Here's last years... check it out!

Last Year - Joey's Cruise Cards 2011 - Day 1

For this years card, I used Crate Paper's "Paper Hearts", Stampin' Up!'s Crumb Cake & October Afternoon's Mini Marketplace Alphabet stickers.

I finished it up by adding a teeny tiny button and stitching around the edges.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Scrapbook Expo Goodies!!

Last weekend I went to the Scrapbook Expo in Ontario, CA. Basically it is local scrapbook stores and small scrapbook businesses selling last years products for cheaper and the next years products as well. This is the first time I've gone to the one in Ontario. For the last 3 years, I've gone to the one in Anaheim. The fact that it's literally right across the street from Disneyland doesn't hurt either!

 I left the boyfriend at home and went by myself. By "left him at home", I mean, I told him he wasn't allowed to come with me, lol. 2 minutes in a Scrapbook store, he's asking if I'm ready to leave!!

Everyone that was there got these Mini Glue Dots.

 How cute are these stamps?! I couldn't help but get all of them! They're all made by My Mind's Eye. Can you guess how much they were? $2 each! Can you believe that?! Cause I still can't!

 I love all these flowers and leaves and for $1.75, I couldn't say no!

I love me some Rub Ons! I don't use them as often as I used to though. I got some Christmas Rub Ons from Stampin' Up and October Afternoon's 5 & Dime Rub Ons.

How cute are the Pink Paislee Rub Ons on the left? There's a sprinkler! So cute! The Rub Ons on the right are from Basic Grey's Olio line.

 The one thing I knew I'd be collecting more of is washi tape! I got all of the washi tape from K & Company. I got a yard of that light blue lace and I'm not sure what you call the other stuff! lol. But it looked fun.. it's in a sheet and it's from the craft store, Tall Mouse.

 Are you drooling yet? I *LOVE* these stickers from Jillibean Soup! love love love!

Both of these 12x12 sticker sheets are from Echo Park.

How cute is this one?! Oh the possibilities!

 Basic Grey's die cut pieces on the left and Fancy Pants Snips & Snails Chipboard on the right!

The Flower Wood Flourishes on the top left are from Kaisercraft. Not positive on the brand of the flowers and I got the Grover embellishments cause Grover is my niece's favorite character on Ses as she calls it. (Even if it's just regular Grover, she calls him Super Grover!)

Alright, on to the paper!

I'm not going to post all the names and collections the papers are from, but I will post the manufacturer! When I create a project with the paper, I will for sure add all the details!!

I got most of this paper for 6 for $1 and about 20 sheets was $.25 each.. there were a couple that I paid "regular" price for as well, but not many.. maybe, 3?

I'm going to post 2 pictures, one will be the front and the next will be the back. Here we go!

Fancy Pants & American Crafts  


Fancy Pants & My Little Shoebox


My Mind's Eye - That kraft paper is by far the thickest cardstock I've ever seen! On the bottom photo of the "backs"... the grey chevron is one of my favorites! I got 5 sheets of it, lol.

GCD Studios & Imaginisce (the teal cheveron is one of my favorites I got also!)


Pink Paislee, Pink Paislee & Pink Paislee! =] I got 3 of the dark blue and 5 of the yellow, love those as well!

KI Memories


I've never owned anything from Studio Calico and I LOVED all these prints, so I thought now was the time! It wasn't $5.75 though.. it was $4.00! I was kind of bummed to only see one vendor (that I saw anyway, and I looked at pretty much everything) had Basic Grey 6x6 paper packs. Hopefully they'll have more in January at the Anaheim Expo! I had 4 collections saved in my phone that I wanted to get!!

I really hope you enjoyed all my new goodies! I had a blast buying them and I can't wait to start using them when I get back from vacation! Have a great week everyone!!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Mom's Birthday Cards from Dad

My Mom had finger surgery on the 11th where she had a pin put into her pointer finger. The next day she noticed a marker dot under her nail and couldn't figure out why it was so tender. It turns out, that's how they put the screw in! I figured I wouldn't show the picture of the X-Ray since some may be squeamish!

So my Dad asked me to make some cards for her for her Birthday and he came up with both of the sentiments on his own.. as you are about to see, I don't come a creative family at all! =]

The first one, I used Clean & Simple Sketch #212.

I got to use some of my goodies from the Scrapbook Expo! Part 1 of what I bought will be posted on Saturday!

For this card I used Studio Calico's "Classic Calico" 6X6 Paper Pack. I also used Pink Paislee's "Back 2 School" line. The cute little cupcake is American Crafts Remarks - Sweet Tooth.

 The alphabet stickers are October Afternoon's "Mini Marketplace".

 I've had this card in mind for a while but never made it! My Dad asked for a card with this as the sentiment so I knew exactly what I wanted to make!

 I used Studio G wood mounted stamps and American Crafts "Ginger" Stamp Set.

 And I got to use all the stitches on the sewing machine, lol.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Halloween Gift Tags

 A really good customer of mine asked me if I could make 3 Halloween Gift Tags to put on some little bags of candy she bought for her sons Pre-School teachers for Halloween. I googled Halloween Tags and found the mummy and the eyeball.

 For the Pumpkin, I used Bella Blvd. "Full Moon" paper from their Too Cute to Spook Collection.

I used October Afternoon's Mini Marketplace "Green & Cream" alphabet stickers.

For the pumpkin, I cut it out of the Doodlecharms Cricut Cartridge and used washi tape for the backing. I then put Crackle Accents on top to add more texture.

I also added a curly vine with green craft wire.

I added a black eyelet, some black ink and 2 staples using my Tim Holtz's Tiny Attacher.

The mummy is my FAVORITE!! For the mummy, I taped gauze (under the large amounts of gauze) to the tag and sewed around the edges. After that I wrapped gauze around the whole tag. For the eyes I used K&Company's Nightfall 1/2 pearls. For the rosy cheeks, I used Pebbles Inc. shimmer chalk.

I used October Afternoon's Mini Marketplace "Red & Cream" alphabet stickers.

I finished it off with a white eyelet.

For the eye, I simply cut a circle out of white cardstock and made lines with Christmas Red Stickles.

I then cut another circle with purple Core'dination's cardstock, which I scored and sanded.

I hand stitched a button on and used some Tulip Puffy Paint as the *sparkle*.

I used October Afternoon's Mini Marketplace "Teal & Black" alphabet stickers on the back on top of the other side of the Bella Blvd.'s "Too Cute to Spook" line.

To finish it off, I added a white eyelet at the top.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

You're my cup of tea.

Before I get to my card I want to wish a very Happy Birthday to the best Mom ever made!!

 I made this card for the Scrapbook News & Review call for October.. to make a tea cup shaped card.

I sketched this out, that's why it's a but lopsided! lol.

I used Pink Paislee's "Hot Cocoa" paper from their "Cozy Sweater" collection. for the cup.

The spoon and sentiment are from Basic Grey's Nook & Pantry stamps.

I inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and I used some Zva rhinestones as well.