Sunday, December 16, 2012

More Purses

I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Barbie Bags that I CASE from InkinIdaho-thanks Becky!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Christmas Gift Ideas

Super Cute, Super Easy and Super Fast to make these Snowman Gift Boxes.
Thanks to Becky Roberts from inkingidaho for this idea!

Wallets for Christmas Gift cards

Just love making these wallets, so much I've had a request to make 15 of them. They are just the perfect size for GIFT CARDS and MONEY!   You can find directions on

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Baby Cards

I seem to be in a baby mode lately, and it's not what your thinking either! Many of my 'mature' friends are having grandbabies and what better way to show off then with a brand new baby card or two or three...

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Baby Card

I fell in love with this cute card that I saw on Splitcoast Stampers created by Emmy Soltren, I just knew I had to 'borrow' her design.
I used the Stampin' Up! Baby Bundle stamp set to make the onesies, the duck and the bear. I free cut them and simple added them to a side step card. Using Modern Label punch and Decorative Label Punch to 'cut out legs on the dresser'.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Top Note Frankie

Isn't he the cutiest Frankenstein you have ever seen?!
He was created (in my dungeon), my studio, OK OK so I made him one evening in my kitchen with a few Stampin' Up! products. And super easy to make.
Cut 2 Wild Wasabi and 1 black from the Top Note Die. Sponge the edges.
Cut the black in half and give it a hair cut. Cut 1 1" circle punch from Wild Wasabi, and 2 whites. Also cut 2 3/4" circle punch from black and add a little white gel pen marks for his eyes. Cut 1 large oval Wild Wasabi for the nose. Attach everything to snack bag or box as seen in the picture.

Sending one of these to each of my Online Stampin' Up! club members. Hope you like them.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Thomas the Train

What little boy doesn't love Thomas the Train?!
I love how this turned out, and I wish I had some instructions for you, but I'm sorry I don't. I really had to improvise, cut and trim most of it. The cirlces are 1", 3/4" , 1/2" and Oval punchs from Stampin' Up.
ALL ABOARD in loving this card, say CHOO CHOO!

Clutch Purse

Always in seach of something different to use for gift cards I discovered this one on the Splitcoaststampers website.

These cute little clutch purses can also be used for gift cards or may be some lipstick!
As with the men's wallets I suggest you do a test run with your sewing machine, just so you don't ruin your precious paper!


Recently I was asked to make a few gift cards for friend to give as a Christmas gift for her nephews.
We all know how hard it is to create cards for men, so when she asked me to come up with gift card holders, I wondered what I could come up with.
Several searches, a few more gray hairs and just about ready to give up, I found this one on the Splitcoaststampers website.

I'm really pleased and excited on the way they turned out. And although I am not a seamstress I think it turned out quite nicely. My only advice or suggestion is to practice on a piece of scrap paper first. As there is NO ripping out if you make a mistake.

I think I will decorate the outside of the wallet with the boys initials...let me know what you think!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Awash With Flowers

I think this stamp set by Stampin' Up! has to be one of my favorites right now.
Love the double stamping effect!
Stampin' Up! Awash With Flowers
Ink: Melon Mambo, Old Olive, More Mustard
Paper: Whisper White, More Mustard & Always Artichoke

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Manly Birthday Card

I have to say, this could be one of the easiest Birthday cards I have every made...perfect for a young man or adult male!
All Stampin' Up! card stock
The greeting is simply a type font and printed on card stock cut to 1 3/4 x 3.
Then layed over a piece of black every so slightly larger.
The gray was cut at 3 x 3, and the Real Red was cut 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 and then embossed.
The larger black is 4 1/2 x 3 1/4.
The base is Crumb cut at 4 x 5 1/4
SOOO SIMPLE, yet so MANLY too!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Barbie Bag's

First I want to apologize for being MIA. It has been a very busy summer for us, and now that fall is apon us and the are kids heading back to school, I'm able to get some mojo back, and show off some cute things!

Second, I must give credit to Becky at for this SUPER CUTE purse.
If you log onto you will be able to purchase this template and 2 others for only $3.95!

I have made so many of these cute purse's for family and friends, that I just had to share one with you.
They are the perfect size for a gift card, or in my case I filled it with mini Hershey Bars.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Angry Birds Birthday Card

I had soooooooooo much fun Re-creating this card.
I saw a fellow Stampin' Up demonstrate this using die cuts and punches. Not having the 4" die cut, I had to improvise a bit, and I think I pretty much Scored with it.
Cricut Cart: Plantin Schoolbook, circle cut at 3 3/4". Heart cut on Italic at 2"
Stampin' Up! card stock: Crumb Cake, Real Red, So Saffron, White & Black
Ink: So Saffron & Black
Stampin' Up! Punch: Modern Label, 1/2" punch 

Place your Crumb paper in upper right hand corner of mat followed by the red. Cut. Remove ONLY THE CIRCLE of the Crumb paper, NOT the excess. Now take the red circle and overlap this about 3/4 down ON TOP of the scrap of Crumb. Hit your repeat button. This will complete another circle, but cutting a moon shape out of the red. Remove and overlap on the Crumb.
Cut 2 circles whita at 1 1/4" and 2 black circles at 1/2".
Cut 2 squares from the So Saffron at 1 1/2" and 1". Cut these at an angle and shade them with So Saffron.
Using the Modern Punch, cut 2 and then trim about 1/4" off.
Assemble everything to resemble this Angry Bird. I used pop ups on the blacks of eyes and the upper bill.

Is'nt he the Cutiest Angry Bird you have every seen? And SUPER EASY!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Anniversary Card

My wonderful and extremely supportive husband I have just recently celebrated our 16th Wedding Anniversary. Dave has always put me first and has always supported me in all my crazy ideas and my blonde moments, cause lets face it, I've had a lot of them. I can hear him chuckle and see him shake his head over something I just said or did....
So, this one is for you hon, thanks for all you do. You have always been there and for seeing me and our kids through all our crazy adventures!
And remember, your the one that bought me my first Cricut, and created THIS MONSTER

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Holiday Catalog Starts today!

How exciting, I have to say, this is one of the best Holiday Catalogs I have seen in a long time. Unlike the minis they have had in the past, this one is much larger, and items are available to purchase NOW and until the end of the year! Click on the link below to view online, or contact me and I will send you one! And for those in my clubs, your will be in the mail tomorrow.YEAH

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Father's Day Tool Box

This cute little tool box was created using the Cricut Cartridge Sweet Treats.
Perfect for a gift card for Dad for Father's Day!

Start with 2 Tag cuts of Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip from Sweet Treats button #8 at 4 ". Run them through your Big Shot using the woodgrain folder.
Cut 2 pieces of Chocolate Chip card stock to 4 1/2 x 2  1/2. Score at 1/2 each end end and then along the bottom. Do this on each one.

Cut out small squares at the corners, now fold along the score line and apply a bead of a strong adhesive OR Sticky Strip to the 3 flaps.

Now score and fold the bottom of the tags at 1" and attach each tag to the panels again with either Sticky Strip or strong adhesive such as Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive. To this to both panels.
I also cut a piece of 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 to close up the bottom-NO need to emboss this one. Than attach the bottom.

Finally add a greeting, such as this one for Father's Day with a piece of cordinating paper using a Stampin' Up! Modern Label punch. I than attached silver brads and adhered to the 'Tool Box'
Don't you just love it?! And so will that handy man in your life!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Open Your Front this pretty card

I was asked to create a card as part of a house warming present, and I couldn't resist using this door panel that I created back in December as one of my Christmas cards. Let me know what you think!
Stamps: Bliss, Language of Friendship
Punches: M.S. branch & Stampin' Up! Boho Blossom
Door Panels were cut at 3x2 the inside at 2 3/4x1 3/4
lower panels 2 1/2x1 1/4 and 2 1/4x1
Embossing folders: Wood Grain & Square Lattice
Thank you for checking it out, and COME ON BACK, the door is always OPENED to friends!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Fathers Day Card

Mothers Day isn't even here yet, and I've already created a Fathers Day card!
Come join us on June 12 at my Make & Take

So your probably wondering where I got the silver paper from...would you believe it's FOIL?!
Yep right from your kitchen drawer. This is a super easy technique that I found somewhere and have used it on many cards.
Take a piece of card stock, cut to size (nothing fancy) and a piece of foil just 1/4 to 1/2 larger. Next run some Tombow glue all over your card stock and glue your foil on. Yes, do put shiny side up. Now run a little glue along the EDGE, being careful not to go past the foil edge along the card stock. Now wrap like a present.
The last step is to run it through an embossing plate and VOILA silver paper.....See I told you super easy.

The stamp is from Hobby Lobby stamped with black. I did take a silver coloring pencil and shaded DAD a bit and then blended with Mineral Spirit. I tend to use coloring pencils and Mineral Spirit over the other coloring choices.
The brads are also from Hobby Lobby on sale for only $1.19 for a package of 24!
thanks to Melodylanedesign for the inspiration

Monday, May 7, 2012

Mother's Day Card


I have been busy creating these and more Mother's Day Cards for friends and family. And what better way to show Mom how much you love her than with a hand made card!
I'm just loving this stamp set from Stampin 'Up! There are so many possibilities and combinations with this stamp set!
Stamps: Stampin' Up! Awash with Flowers
Paper: Melon Mambo, More Mustard & Regal Rose

Inks: Old Olive, Melon Mambo, More Mustard & Pretty in Pink
Punches: Stampin' Up! Scallop Oval & Large Oval
Embossing Folder: Stampin' Up, Perfect Polka Dots

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Stampin' Up! Pretty Purse

Stampin' Up has come out with a Petite Pretty Purse die cut.  And this one is soooo cute you will just love to add this one your collection.
Here are two that I quickly created with this die cut.
They are the perfect size to hold a tube of Chapstick or a few pieces of mini chocolate bars.
What better combination than Purses and Chocolate!
The item #125606 for $32.95, plus we have the collection of Summer Smooches that you can start ordering today!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Two 4 Tuesdays

Created another 2, 4, Tuesdays birthday cards.....shhhh they are for my sissy Suzy. Happy Birthday Suzy!
Celebrate Card
I know that Stampin' Up has a banner punch, however I don't have this one. YET, so I improvised and used:
Cart: Birthday Bash banner cut at 1 3/4"
and Itty Bitty punches
Swiss dots for embossing

Easel Card
Stamps: Stampin'Up Awash with Flowers, Oval All
Inks: Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Old Olive

Friday, April 6, 2012

Another cute Step Birthday card

Created this Step Card for my nurse Liz. I'm really loving this style. I do have to say though, it doesn't allow you any space to sign. But it's such a unique design maybe it doesn't need one.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Birthday Wishes for my 14 year old Nephew

This up coming weekend will be my nephew's 14th Birthday...Gosh where does the time go?! How these kids get older, but we don't, I'll never understand!
These cards were so much fun to put together and although it looks like there are a lot of details I really only used 1 cart for each card, and just a few coordinating colors. Which makes for easy layering, and assembling.
For the card, I used a technique called a Step or Stair card, which is super easy to make. But really makes for an interesting card. Continue reading below for the exact measurements.

Step Card
5 1/2 x 10 1/2
Score at 1 1/4, 2 1/2, 4 1/2, 6 & 8 1/2
Cart: Sweet Treats
Cupcake & Present cut @3"
Happy Birthday 2"
14 candle 3 1/2
I used a Stampin' Up gel pen (love this gel pen) to out line

Balloon Card
Cart: Stretch Your Imagination
Cut @ 1 3/4 & 2"
Stampin' Up stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes and Something to Celebrate
Love ya, Aunt Barbie

Thursday, March 29, 2012

We are still in the process of finishing all the woodwork, molding and trim through out the main floor. Once this is done, the painters will come in. Something the DH wont do is paint the 2 story foyer. Every other room he has truly enjoyed painting and really does a great job...REALLY! Not bad for a man "that does not like to get his hands dirty".

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


BIG apologies for my very late 'beginning of March'. I have been without my camera for over 2 weeks now and it is proving to be quit challenging finding a battery for it. It's a KODAK digital camera, and finding a battery has been very difficult. I now have one on order through Radio Shack and should be receiving it in the next few days.

We have also been crazy with home improvements too. Now that we have been in our home for 10 years, it has started to look a little 'tired' and worn down....wait am I talking about our home or myself?!
Anyhoot, we have primed and painted our daughters bedroom, she has since grown up and no longer wants the little butterflies and flowers that daddy and I spent hours and hours painting on her walls when she was just 3 years old. She is now into Pottery Barn Teen and wanted a white bedroom with a Damask print comfortor and curtains. And sad to say she told me the other day that she no longer wants her American Girl Doll collection. Oh, my heart aches, she's growing up too fast! Anyone looking to adopt 3 girls and ALL their accesories?!

Thank goodness for 'little boys'. My Benjamin still loves to play with his cars and trucks, I'm sure that too will end soon, only they wont be toy cars or trucks but the real deal.

We have also taken on the chore of redesigning our dinning room, painting, a new aerial rug, custom made drapes (by moi) and re padding the dinning room chairs. Now the husband wants to paint the family room and then onto the foyer.
Dang that mouse...seems like when you do give a mouse a cookie, he'll want a glass of milk. When you give him a glass of milk, he'll want a straw.....and so the story goes!

Phew-what a lot of work! But well worth it in the long run. Now onto the fun part of my hobby!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

2 4 Tuesday

I've put together this really cute Tote Purse to cordinate with the card.
Stamps: Stampin Up Awash with Flowers
Inks: Old Olive and Mango
Cricut Cart: AE cut at 3 3/4"
Punches: Stampin Up Scallop Edge
Embossing Folder: Stampin Up

Monday, February 20, 2012

Monday, February 13, 2012

Two for Tuesday

In honor of Valentines Day, I wanted to show off the Valentine cards I gave to my loving husband and wonderful children.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Two For Tuesday

Double shot Tuesday, two birthday cards for you to enjoy today!
Stamps: Something to Celebrate & Oval All
Punches: Build a Blossom, Corner Rounder & 1 1/2 Circle
Cricut Cartridge: Paisley 

Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Seems like this month is full of family birthday cards, so I wanted to give you a sneak peak of a couple that I will be sending out....And I'm not saying who's getting what either, so don't even try to ask, really don't try. I'm serious. ok, if you leave me a nice comment I will.
Curly Cute & Something to Celebrate
Punches: Create A Cupcake, Pennant Builders & Dotted Scallop Ribbon
Ink: Black
Paper: Whisper White, Black & Crumb Cake

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Two For Tuesday

A double shot of Birthday Cards for your enjoyment today....
Stampin' Up! Create a Cupcake & Build a Bear
Stampin' Up Raspberry Card Stock, Crumb Cake and Old Olive

Friday, January 20, 2012

Bouquet of Birthday Wishes

With temperature hovering about in the teens I thought this bouquet of flowers would make it seem a little warmer and brighter.
Let me know what you think

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Created this pretty card using the Build a Cupcake punch and the Stampin' Up Silver Glitter card stock that I colored Melon Mango.
Don't you just love how delicious the cupcake toppings are?!

Thursday, January 5, 2012


This is the first of many Birthday Cards that I will post here...feel free to  contact me for more information.
Cricut Cartridge Stretch Your Imagination cut at 3 1/2"
Stampin' Up! Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight
Stampin' Up greeting from Curly Cute
This card was cut at 8x4, since it was going to used for a gift certificate