Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Happy Birthday in pink and rose

Hey was so miserably hot here yesterday that the best thing I could think of to do to stay cool was hang out in my craft room.  Not a bad way to beat the heat, if I do say so myself!  I have a ton of birthdays coming up, so much of my focus right now is on birthday cards.  This one ended up looking totally different than what I had started off making.  I had a cut that I created tear, so that started a new path.  I actually like what the result was much better than the initial plan! 

 Check it out:

Supplies used:
SU cardstock
EP Love Story 6 by 6 pad
Prima Flowers
Adhesive Pearls
SP&Company Swirly Doos Stamps 
SU Ink
Cut from the Silhouette Online Store

Will someone please send some cool weather our way?  I'm kind of over the heat.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The last of the purple and light green cards!

Hey everyone....a couple of weeks ago I cut four bases of cards that were basically the same, but had the intention of putting a different stamp or cut file as the focus of the card.  This is the last one, and the only one that I didn't stamp on. 

 Check it out:

I cut a big butterfly on my Cameo for a totally different take on this card base.  This was a fun challenge....I made a good supply of cards, but they all have a different look and use. 

Have a great day!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

You Totally ROCK!

Hi Everyone!  I just got back from a wonderful visit with my son to see my parents for a few days.  We're back home now and are catching up on our normal routine things, but I took a few minutes from doing laundry and food prep to make a fun card. I think I mentioned my son started taking guitar lessons this summer.  He's really enjoying it and we found a great music academy that we're quite pleased with.  I figured I'd have a need for some music themed cards in the future, so I picked up a fabulous set of stamps from Pretty Cute Stamps called "Rock On".  

This was the first card I made with the stamp set:

Materials used:
SU Cardstock
Patterned Paper: Oliver by Basic Grey
Cameo for stars
SU Markers
Glitter Brads
Stamps: PCS Rock On

My son sat down last night and taught himself the Star Spangled Banner on his new electric guitar.  Watch out Jimi son's ready to steal the show! 

Ok...back to laundry.  Have a super day!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015


Hey everyone!  I told you I was in the mood for Fall!  Here's a simple Halloween card.  I have not made many the last couple of years because I used up all I had made in previous years.  But if I want to send any Fall greetings, I need to get cracking! 

 Check it out:

The boo/cat are a cut file from the Silhouette Store.  The greeting stamps are by SP&Company (no longer in business).  The tiny bat brad is probably 10 years old!  I added gems to the cat's eyes.   It was a simple card that came together very quickly and I really love it.  Probably because it has polka dots.  I love polka dotted papers in nearly every form.  Even Halloween themed!

Monday, July 20, 2015

Party Like A Rock Star!

Hey everyone...I needed a birthday card for my nephew.  He plays guitars, so that's the theme I went with for his card this year.  This awesome card came from the Silhouette Online Store.  

Check it out:

My son just started playing the guitar, so I used his new instrument as my inspiration!  All the cardstocks are by SU, except the strings--I used DCWV Metallic paper for that cut.

The best part is on the inside!  I have a stamp by SP&Company (no longer in business) that says "Party Like a Rock Star".  Could there be a more perfect sentiment?  I didn't think so!

Have a wonderful day...

Saturday, July 18, 2015

It's your birthday....Go NUTS!

Hi's awfully hot and humid today and I think I'm trying to create better weather conditions through my crafting, haha!  I'm really in the mood to create fall themed projects right now, so I'm just going with it.  Wouldn't a crisp fall breeze feel great about now?  Today I have a fall birthday card for you.  

Check it out:

Supplies used:
PTI Kraft Cardstock
Scraps of black cardstock
DCWV patterned paper
CM Oval Cutter
Jute TWine
Pretty Cute Stamps:  Nuts About You

It's too hot to do much else so I'm heading back to my craft room.  I'll admire the pretty day from inside my nice, cool room!

Have a great day!

Friday, July 17, 2015

Science Fair Scrapbook Page

Hi everyone!  I hope your Friday is off to a great start.  I have a scrapbook page to share today that is from my son's 4th grade science fair experience.  

Check it out:

I really only had one decent picture, so I decided to put a lot of emphasis on that fun scientist cut.  He's from the Silhouette Online Store and he really cut out beautifully for as intricate as he is!

More crafting in store for me today!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Looking for some cute stamps?

I just wanted to quickly pass along that Pretty Cute Stamps is having a fantastic sale going on for a few days.  Go check it out HERE!  There's some fantastic stamps in their store and coordinating SVG files, too.  

I'll have a project for you soon...I just enjoyed the day on my bike and doing some fun things with friends today, so no crafty time for me today.  But it's getting HOT here again, which means guilt free crafting.  Oh, and we bought our son a new electric guitar today, so he'll be busy jamming while I craft tomorrow.  I'm a happy mama. 

Have a good evening!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Thanks for Caring...

Hey everyone, and happy Wednesday to you!  Remember a couple of weeks ago I told you I was making four cards with the same base, but using different design elements?  I'm sharing another card from that process today.  It uses the stamp set by SU called "Thanks for Caring".  

Check it out:

Just as a reminder, the patterned papers are by DCWV from the Summer Dream Stack.  The cardstocks are by PTI and Core'dinations.  I used my Cameo to weld a rectangular mat onto a border cut  to make that background purple piece.  It's an easy way to avoid buying punches, which take up a LOT of space. 

It's been wickedly hot here, and yesterday my husband was off work for the day.  He took our son to the movies to avoid being outside, but it wasn't a show I had much interest in so I stayed in my craft room and admired the pretty view out my window.  It was sunny and "looked" great out, just don't bother to walk out in the heat and humidity!  I made some shirts for a friend, got two Christmas cards made, finished up the last of the four cards in the series (which will be shared soon!), and finished a scrapbook page.  After all that, I may have to spend a day putting my craft room back together.  It looks like a cyclone struck it.  Creativity isn't neat in my world!

I hope you have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015


Bonjour everyone!  Are you enjoying the Tour de France this year?  We sure are! In addition to watching great cycling, I love to watch the scenery of the French countryside. So today,  I have a French inspired card to share today.  You all know how much I love all things "French", right?!   I'm ready to head back there NOW!  

Check out my card:

The card used up a lot of scraps.  I never thought of coloring in the Eiffel Tower, but the packaging on the back of the stamp set showed an example and I decided I really liked the look.  

It's hotter than Hades here today, so I hope to spend some time in my scrapbook room avoiding going outside at all costs.  Yay for creative time! 

Have a super day.