Thursday, October 30, 2014

BOO! Halloween card for a German Shepherd Lover!

Hi Everyone!  My brother has a beautiful German Shepherd dog.  He's a wonderful guard dog for them and he's absolutely gorgeous (even if I'm terrified of him!).  So this is the Halloween card I came up with for my brother and his family:

I'm getting a lot of mileage out of a piece of MME polka dotted paper!  I paired it with some scraps from a DCWV Halloween stack for the backdrop to the dog.  The stamped "BOO"  is My Craft Spot stamps.  That dog silhouette is a cut file from the Silhouette Online Store.  Since I organized my twine earlier this week, it was so easy to grab a bobbin of it to add to this card!  I'm liking this getting organized thing!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Along came a spider...

Hey everyone...I'm going to let you in on a little secret:  I HATE SPIDERS!  Absolutely cannot stand them.  They stop me in my tracks and cause me fear like no other.  But today's card features a spider and even I have to admit, this little guys' pretty cute.  Check it out:

The cut file is from the Silhouette Online Store.  I added a small piece of ribbon and some googlie eyes and decided that it was perfect.  I think it's the MME polka dotted orange paper that makes this card super cute. 

I hope you have a great day!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Twine, Fibers, Jute, etc. Storage

Hey everyone....My scrapbook room is in need of some serious organization and purging.  I don't always have a lot of time to tackle a project like this, but I decided today was the day to get started and first up is my drawer of fibers, twines, jute strings, etc. I have ordered from several different sources over the years, and while some of my fibers have come on nice little bobbins and such, others have not been so useful and have gotten to be a tangled mess!  So here's how I solved that problem:

I cut my own bobbins!

I found a cutfile in the Silhouette Online Store and sized it to what I thought would be useful.  I cut it on a scrap piece of paper then am tracing it onto a really thick piece of chipboard-like material.  What I'm using are the pieces of sturdy board that Creative Memories used to package pages and page protectors.  I saved those for some reason, knowing they'd come in handy some day...and today's that day.  I'm sure you could use a cereal box, cardboard or even heavy cardstock, but this was a perfect solution for me.  

I hope the goal is now that these fibers are not in a tangled mess--that I actually create beautiful projects using them!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Serene Silhouettes Sympathy Card

Hey everyone....Our weather sure has turned chilly and Fall has truly arrived!  The colors are really pretty, and it's nice to pull out sweaters and boots for a change!  I was inspired by the Fall colors to make this card, which has a sympathy greeting stamped inside:

The stamp is from SU Serene Silhouettes.  I used SU ink for the image and also to sponge onto the background of the image.  The shape is cut from Elegant Edges and I used some My Craft Spot Jute to add some texture.  Papers are by MME. 

Enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Fall Birthday Card Featuring Pretty Cute Stamps

Hey everyone!  I was so fortunate to win some blog candy that was a Pretty Cute Stamps set called "Nuts About You".  It's a super cute stamp set with a darling little image and some fun sentiments and I couldn't wait to get my Copics out to color.  

Check out this fall card:

I fussy cut the images after I had colored them with Copic Markers.  The inside of this card says "Go Nuts!".  Can't wait to drop this in the mail!!

Have a great day!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Another year....

Hey everyone!  It was a really busy weekend at my house.  Both my son and husband celebrated birthdays and we had family visiting us for the weekend.  My son requested a homemade cheesecake for their birthday "cake".  It was yummy!  I already shared the card I made for my's the card I made for my husband.

The stamp set is by SP&Company and is called "All Zipped Up" (no longer sold).  I colored each zipper a different shade of blue or green with my SU markers.  I cut a shape out using my Cameo for the greeting and called it good....CAS is great for masculine handmade cards!  My husband thought it was clever, so a success!

I hope your week is off to a great start!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Birthday card for my son

Hey son turned 11 yesterday.  Hard to believe my little five pound peanut of a preemie is now almost taller than I am!  He loves to play basketball, so this is the card I made for him:

The sentiment is from "Amazeballs" by CAS-ual Fridays stamps.  The ball is a cut file from the Silhouette Online Store.  Those little circles?  I looked for some basic black brads, but I must have used mine all up.  I found a small stamp that would work just fine.  If anything, my year of being on a craft spending diet has taught me to be resourceful with my stash!

Thanks for stopping by today....hope you'll be back to visit again soon!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Chocolate.....mmmmmm, chocolate!

Hey everyone!  I'm a bonafide chocoholic.  Anyone else share my love of all things chocolate?  I have a super fun, super easy card celebrating my favorite guilty pleasure to share with you today.  Check it out:

I colored those adorable chocolates with my Copic Markers, which I recently got refilled by my wonderful neighbor.  It's good to have neighbors who share one's love of markers.  

(Inside of card).

Stamps used:
The chocolates are from a GinaK stamp set and the sentiment is from My Craft Spot Inside and Out #1.  

Today is my son's birthday!  I'll be sharing the special card I made for my little basketball player soon--hope you'll stop back again soon!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Bicycle Anniversary Card

Hey everyone...a few weeks ago, I got a message from a cycling friend of ours asking me to make a special card for his (also cyclist) wife.  It was their 25th anniversary, so a special one for them!  Here's what he and I came up with...

I used my Cameo to cut VINYL--yep, vinyl on cardstock.  It worked beautifully!  I simply added a few gemstones and called it good.  We found a beautiful quote for the inside that was appropriate for a biking couple.  The funny thing....the lady made a card for him, using the same colors!

Hope you all have a great day!

Monday, October 13, 2014

It's all about the shoes....

Hey everyone...any other shoe lovers out there?  I love shoes, especially boots.  I added a beautiful pair of tall black leather boots to my closet just last week.  And I could have added about 10 more pair, thanks to a wonderful selection at our brand new DSW in our little city!   So in keeping with that love of all things's today's card that I'm sharing:

Now...if the front isn't cute enough, I used an SU stamp for the inside that says, "Whether you're the good witch or the bad witch, it's all about the shoes."  Perfect, right?!

The rest of the card was made using scraps of paper, and a cut from the Silhouette Online Store.  I used gems for the button holes of the shoes.  I'm so happy with how older supplies came to new life on this card!

Hope you had a great weekend and make the best of the week ahead!