Saturday, November 23, 2013

December Daily 2013

It's true, I caved!

Not only is this my first year doing Project Life (which I've been terrible at sharing on my blog) but I'm adding my first December Daily to the mix too. I wasn't planning on doing a December Daily Album but I kept seeing everyones covers on Instagram and I couldn't help myself!

But, I will not be doing December Daily! It's true! I made this album for my 6 year old niece, so she can record her traditions and add things she wants to add to it. I already talked to her before I made it and she was excited about it. I asked her if she wanted to make an album like my Project Life one but all about Christmas and she gave an enthusiastic "sure!"

Instead of buying all new Christmas materials for it, I just went around my room and collected everything I wanted to use. I knew the colors I wanted were red, white and brown, maybe a little green too.

I took out 12x12 papers, went though all my 6x6 stacks and, got some ribbons and some tags from Elle's Studio and Chic Tags! If you haven't checked out Elle's Studio or Chic Tags, do yourself a favor and do it!

And here it is... My 1st December Daily Album cover! I LOVE how it came out!!

For the base of the cover, I used Authentique's Peaceful collection and the paper is called "Chill". The woodgrain is from KI Memories called Forrest Bonfire. I cut the cute vintage looking Santa out of a We R Memory Keepers paper called "Ho Ho Ho" from their Merry & Bright collection. And the fun red text paper is from Crate Paper's "Peppermint" collection.

I used Studio Calico wood veneers in "Magical Thought Bubbles" and the alphabet in "Darling Dear".

The glittery thickers are Delight. And the super cute Christmas Tag is from Chic Tags!

I only have the cover done so far but will start putting together the inside this week! I'll post it when I do!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Goodbye, Miss Moxie Fab!

Welcome!! Hopefully, you came here from Annette's blog, which you can find HERE.

It's true. No more Moxie Fab World from the one and only Cath. I remember when I read her blog post {check it out HERE if you haven't read it yet} and said "noooo!" out loud. I've always enjoyed reading Cath's blog. I've only participated in a few of the challenges, although I always have good intentions to! There were many I did and then didn't get to post them in time.

The Moxie Fab World was always a burst of fresh air. Whether it be a cute picture, an inspirational quote, a trendy item or a new Moxie Fabber of the Week, it was always a pleasure to read.

I had the privilege of meeting Cath at Winter 2013 CHA. {Yeah.. I still can't believe it either.} I got to go just out of plain luck and was thrilled to meet the whole Paper Crafts team. I had won World Card Making Day a couple months before so that made it even more special. I saw Cath, Susan Opel & Jennifer Schaerer when I was getting my ticket and was too nervous to say Hello! They're like celebrities of the Paper Crafting world! When I finally did meet them, Susan introduced me to everyone and she asked if I would like to meet Cath. I believe my response was "uh huh!". So I was introduced and she asked my last name and when I told her she said "Oh yeah, I know who are you". GULP. I said "You do!?"

 Here we are!

I didn't have time to make a card this week, but I picked one of my favorite Thank You's I've ever made. And, it just happened to be from a Moxie Fab World Challenge called "Hooked on Hexagons".

I wanted to say a special thank you to you Cath, for all these years of inspiring all of us. You will truly be missed!

Next up is Amy! Check out her blog, HERE.

Friday, October 4, 2013

World Card Making Day 2012 Winner Blog Hop!!

Welcome to My Wise Designs!

The good news? You made it to the end! The bad news? You made it to the end

If you're following the Blog Hop list, you should have come from the blog of Stasia Sloma.

Designers in this Blog Hop...

I want to take you back a year to last World Card Making Day. I only get to see my boyfriend on the weekends and I decided to stay home so I could participate! That day in the mail, I just happened to get the washi tape and the stamp that I used on my card. Fast forward a month when acceptance e-mail went out. We had just got back from a cruise and I checked my e-mails and didn't see anything. In the next couple hours, I kept receiving 40+ more e-mails at a time. I was sitting, waiting for the boyfriend to get out of the bathroom when I saw it... I freaked out! It was just as exciting as I always dreamed it would be!

This was not only my first World Card Making Day, but it was my first time being published as well!

I of course framed my card, the issue and the letter from Paper Crafts Magazine!

Here's my card, up close!

Don't forget to enter the World Card Making Day contest! Remember, you can't win unless you enter! It is a nerve wracking thing to submit a card, but.. do it anyway! Don't be afraid that it's not good enough or people won't like it. As submitters, we don't know exactly what they're looking for! My advice for helping your card to be picked is look at the trends right now. Whether it be scrapbooking trends, or patterns in fashion, you card needs to have something that stands out! Think outside of the box. Don't do something you've seen. Make a card that you yourself would want to receive! And as always, don't forget, have fun with it!

Check out the rules and the HUGE prize package, World Card Making Day 2013!

Who's ready for a card?!

Like last years card, I used lots of patterns. I knew the sentiment I wanted to use and then found this INCREDIBLY cute camera paper by Bella Blvd. in their "Snapshots" Collection, called My Point of View.

Is that paper not to die for?

The chevron paper is also from Bella Blvd. and it's called Daily Chevies. They have them in all colors too! The pink polka dot is from My Mind's Eye and it's from the collection "Kate & Co.". The cute vertical strips are Fancy Pants' "Memories Captured" line and the paper is called My Camera.

 The note tag is from Elle's Studio. If you haven't seen their products, go check them out! This tag is from their "Chic Note Tags".

The sentiment is 2 separate stamps. The smile is from an old Fiskars set and the "It's your Birthday" is from our prize last year from Lil' Inker Designs.

I stitched every paper together with a zig zag stitch and then stitched around the sides!

Don't forget to check back in with Paper Crafts Connection, they're having a giveaway! GO GO GO!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

The Future Mrs. Shaver

I received an order for a Bridal Shower card where she wanted neutral colors and wanted it to be floral. This is what I came up with! I love how it turned out!

I used Studio Calico's "Classic Calico" for the majority of this card.

The letters are Basic Grey's Mico Mono Alphas. They're great for Project Life!!

 How great is this flower? I used my Silhouette Cameo and bought the 3D flower in the Silhouette Studio online store by Lori Whitlock. There are actually 6 layers to this flower. Every other layer is vellum.

I added some 1/2 pearls from Queen & Company to finish it off.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Project Life: Week 12 & Week 13 - March 19-25 & March 26-April 1

Don't you love when I disappear for months at a time? Me either! Let's get back to Project Life!

I got a Silhouette Cameo for my Birthday and it is an amazing machine. If you're on the fence about it or don't know which is better, Cricut or Silhouette, let me say this.. I have both and although I love my Cricut you can do a TON more on the Silhouette!

Here's Week 12! Not much happened this week, so I only made one page for it.

Here's Week 13!

I promise to be back sooner than later this time!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Project Life: Week 11 - March 12-18

 We're on Week 23 of Project Life already! I am still working on the middle of Week 20 though! Since I got so busy, I didn't have time to keep up with it. I did however get a chance to plan it out [click HERE to find out how I plan my weeks!]. I printed all my photos and wrote down all my journaling, it was just the putting it all together part that wasn't done.. so I'm in catch up mode now!

Here's my Week 11! Lots of Miss Pudge on this page! Don't you love that camera paper? It's by Echo Park! As always, love Simple Stories and Elle's Studio's Labels [If you haven't seen her stuff, you owe it to yourself to go check it out! click HERE to do so].

 The second half of the week was Klarye & I having a date! I then went to Joey's and had some delicious Reese's Cheesecake at a restaurant called Corky's. We ended the week with celebrating my boyfriend's niece's 18th Birthday! I also saw the issue of Paper Crafts Magazine that I was in at my favorite grocery store, Winco!

Here's my favorite card from this week. Klayre & I went to Target and she was playing a game on my phone.. and taking pictures, which I didn't know until later when I looked at my pictures!! Silly girl.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Happy Birthday Dad!

I am still alive! I took an unplanned, 2 month break from blogging. It wasn't intentional, but I got so busy that I literally had no time at all to post! Things have started to slow down, so I'm back!

Today is my Dad's Birthday... look how cute he is! We got him a Birthday pin from Disneyland when we went on Sunday. He's wearing it proudly!

I used 3 challenges on his card! Here they are..

For this card I used a plethora of manufacturers! I used Studio Calico, Bo Bunny, My Mind's Eye, Simple Stories & October Afternoon!

The sentiment if from Maya Road and the cute little cupcake is from Hero Arts.

See you sooner than later!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Project Life - Week 10 - March 5-11

 Here's my week 10! I got my hair done with magenta all around the bottom! On the bottom row, second photo from the left, when I took it, I sent it to the boyfriend and said "Oh my God, I look like my sister!". I sent it to my sister and she couldn't believe it either. She asked my niece who's 5 who it was and she said Mommy! My niece who's 1 1/2 said the same thing! I guess I wasn't the only one who thought it!

For the 4x6 filler card, I used some Little Yellow Bicycle Stamps that I won on Instagram for simply leaving a comment on one of their photos! How awesome is that? You can find the stamp set "Everywhere", HERE. For the top of it, for the days of the week, I used Dear Lizzy's 5th & Frolic roller stamp.

Later in the week I got sick.. I mean really sick. I was miserable.. It's the sickest I've been in a VERY long time. That's what the whole middle row is about! On the left, I used some Jillibean Soup paper and typed all my symptoms on it. I had my daily meal of Airborne and hot water, lemon and honey. I felt so terrible that I went to the doctor. He gave me nose spray, which I've never used before... so that was fun.

The bottom left is a Throw Back Thursday from Instagram! My Daddy & I when I was 3!

Since I was so sick, I decided to stay home from the boyfriends that weekend. My nieces were over playing on Sunday morning and Scruf was watching!

Here's my favorite card for this week!

I found these little baskets at the Goodwill by the boyfriends last weekend. I bought them to sell,  but then I fell in love with them, lol. Nothing weird about that, right?? I got 4 of them for $2.99! I am now using all 4, the last one has all my Colorbox Ink in it now. The rest is my Project Life goodies!

I'm not sure what their baskets were made for... my guess is they were used at a Golfing Range to hold Golf Balls, but I could be wrong!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Cayden Ann

I got an order to make a little ones 1st Birthday card! The only request was it was to have Tiffany blue on it.

I used Stampin' Up!'s "Crumb Cake" for a base, as I always do! 

I stamped it with a foam stamp {they were recently given to me, I'm not sure of the manufacturer} and some white paint. I added the scallop circles and then sprayed the card with Heidi Swapp's new Color Shine in Teal. 

I then stamped the Happy Birthday and the 1 and added the "st" from Basic Grey's Micro Monogram Alphabet Stickers. I added chipboard Thickers that are white glitter and the font is Delight.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Donation Cards!

I made these cards to donate to a Dog Rescue who was having a raffle for baskets of all sorts! The cards I donated were for the "dog" Basket! Here are the cards.. I used sketches for 3 of them.

The bottom right is my own personal sketch from April of 2010, you can find it, HERE.
The top right and bottom left are Hero Arts April 2012 Sketch Challenge. You can find those, HERE.
The top left was all me! =]

I wanted this set of cards to all have one of the same papers. I picked Echo Park's "Woof" Collection. I just love that dog bone paper!

 Here's the basket they were put in.. cute, huh!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Project Life - Week 9 - February 26 to March 4

 Hello Hello! So I am a couple weeks behind with my Project Life, BUT... I have still been planning it out and printing my photos, so they are all least printed and in place! But journaling, not so much! I will hopefully get caught up this week!

Here is Week 9! Don't you love that arrow paper from Studio Calico?

This week started off with my niece taking a picture of herself, showing off her missing tooth! I took her to the library the next day and then me and my other niece went to Disneyland!

On the bottom of the journaling card, I was going to write Mickey, Minnie and all the other characters, but I forgot to before I took the picture!!

We went to Target and found the issue of Paper Craft's Magazine that I'm in. The boyfriend said VERY loudly "Hey! You're in this magazine!" I used an Elle's Studio "Daily Notes" for the journaling of that and you can find those, HERE.

 We ended the week going back to Disneyland. We ate at Earl of Sandwich in Downtown Disney, which was delicious!

I had 2 favorite cards this week!

First is my Instagram card. I got that cute cheveron patterned from Finding Nana, if you haven't checked out her blog, do yourself a favor and check it out, HERE. She is AMAZING! 

The link to the Chevron paper to print is, HERE.

I've been getting a lot of likes on Instagram lately, so I wanted to document that.

This card just makes me laugh... and makes me feel old too! Gotta love the mind of a 5 year old!!

Until next time!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Thank You Card

If you've been following me for a while, you know that I love me some My Mind's Eye!

I was looking on My Mind's Eye Blog for inspiration for a Thank You card and found Danni Reid's card that was inspired by one by Lisa Wilkinson. You can see them both, HERE.

I just realized that I didn't use any My Mind's Eye on this card! lol.

I did however use Pink Paislee's "Inspire" paper and We R Memory Keeper's "Travel Log".

I stitched vellum over the "Travel Log" paper and placed some sequins underneath.

I used Elle's Studio, October Afternoon & Jillibean Soup for the sentiment area.

I finished it off with a Studio Calico Wood Veneer that I inked red and put some Crackle Accents on.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Week 8 - Feb. 19-25

Who's ready for week 8? 

I love the title card for this week... I used Basic Grey's "Out of Print" for it.

This week started off with my pup looking as cute as can be! It's a shame that he's not spoiled at all!

I spotted the issue of Paper Crafts at Joann's that I'm in! That was very exciting!! I probably looked crazy standing there in Joann's by myself!!

Joey and I went back to Disneyland after 4 months (which is a VERY long time for us!).

I made a Bathroom Bag out of a zipper pouch sheets came in and we went to the movies to see Movie 43. Don't see it by the way, I lost $6 and 2 hours of my life that night!! I do however like the card! I used Teresa Collins "Filmstrip" paper.

The bottom photo to the right of the movie tickets is a picture of me and the capris I bought... yeah, they were a little on the long side!!

This is my favorite card this week! My niece Klayre drew it for me. She said it's me making pancakes!

Friday, March 29, 2013

Happy Birthday!

 Do you ever make a card or any project and you just LOVE it? That's how I feel about this card. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! 

Unfortunately, it's not my design! But if you've been following my blog for a while, you know that I lift a lot of cards. I don't know which I like more.. lifting or sketches!

I lifted a card by Summer Fullerton called Christmas Blessings, which you can see, HERE.

I absolutely adore that floral paper from Basic Grey's Out of Print collection and this paper is called "Storyteller". LOVE it. Did I say that already? Not to mention GCD Studio's "Priscila" chevron paper from their Oh Happy Day collection.

I used another paper from Basic Grey's "Out of Print" collection, some My Mind's Eye for the pink scallops and that super cute pointing sticker is from October Afternoon's "Farmhouse" Label Stickers.

I stamped Papertrey Ink's "It's A Celebration" for the sentiment and finished it up with some stitching and some Sunflower Yellow rhinestones.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

HB - It's your Birthday!

 Happy Tuesday!

For this card, I used Clean & Simple Sketch  #232. As you know, I love their sketches!

I needed a boy card, which aren't my favorite! I started with My Mind's Eye chevron paper and splattered some gold paint on it.

I used yellow Chipboard Thicker's called Typo for this part of the sentiment on top of a paper from Basic Grey's Clipping 6x6 Pad.

For this part of the sentiment, I embossED Elle's Studio's "Detail Flags" (which you can find, HERE) in white.

That cute "It's your Birthday" stamp is from Lil' Inker Designs, you can find it, HERE.

Friday, March 22, 2013

I think you're egg-cellent

 I found these cute egg gummies at Winco. Are they not the cutest? They taste good too... a citrusy flavor!

I simply put them in a clear candy bag and stapled it closed.

 For the tag, I free handed an Egg using My Mind's Eye's "Nostalgia". My free handing is terrible, so this wasn't the 1st attempt! I added this fabric clothes tag from Junkitz. I bought this tag YEARS ago! It has sure held up it's cuteness!!

I added some stitching, a couple sequence and some white 1/2 pearls for decoration!

I will put these goodies in my nieces Easter Basket!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Project Life - Week 7 - Feb. 12-18

 The top is the rest of Week 6!

Then starts week 7!

I used My Mind's Eye, Echo Park, Amy Tangerine, Elle's Studio & Studio Calico for this page!

 I LOVE that arrow paper from My Mind's Eye, don't you? 

I printed on pictures twice on this page.. which is one of my new favorite things to do!

This of course was my favorite card! It is just too exciting not to be!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

A New Do!

 Hello Hello! Happy Tuesday! I have been sick since Wednesday and have been feeling miserable! I went to the doctor on Friday because one, I felt so yucky and two, I was scared it may be the flu and my immune system isn't normal due to chronic pain I've had in both legs since I was 13! So, I wanted to be safe. Thankfully, it was just a Viral Infection. I'm finally feeling almost 100%, thankfully! I haven't been this sick in years.

So, the day before I got sick, I got my hair done! It had to be cut, it was just driving me insane! I don't like when it touches my neck or shoulders and once it gets past a certain length, it just makes me feel uncomfortable! lol. 

I've had the idea since I was about 16, to dye the bottom 2 inches of my hair a bright magenta. I never did it, cause, it's too unlike me! But out of no where, I said lets do it, made the appointment and it's done! And I'm SO glad I decided to do it... I absolutely love it!

Here I am before from the front...

 Here is the back of my hair before we started...

 Here's the front after!

Here's the back after!

I absolutely LOVE it! And it is even... my curls just curl differently!!

What do you think?