Monday, December 31, 2012

Reindeer Food and Princess BD Card

I just wanted to share a couple of projects today - a birthday card for a princess party and the kids putting out reindeer food on Christmas Eve before leaving for Grandma's house. I'll also be uploading a video of these with more explanation on details as well as some items I picked up at the clearance stops on Monday.

Paper: Aqua Mist (PTI), Glitter Paper ( DCWV)
Accessories: Silhouette Cut Files

Stamps: None
Ink: Walnut Stain
Paper: Christmas Cottage (Theresa Collins), Kraft, Glitter (DCWV)
Accessories: Santa and Reindeer and Reindeer Food (Silhouette Cut File), Buttons (American Crafts), Corrugated Alpha (Pebbles), Sentiment Silver Alpha (Thickers)

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Merry 2nd Day of Christmas!!

Remember that Christmas lasts until January 6th (Epiphany), so there is no need to be fretting over getting those decorations and lights down just yet!

 Enjoy the Christmas music a little longer if you like. If you were over it in October I can see your point!

I have a couple of cards to share with supplies. I have also been working on my December Daily layouts, which need a lot more of my attention right now. (Below is a video of what I had done to the point of the video.) I am sooo behind. I may post some as I get them finished. We're in the midst of a blizzard here, so I think I may have some time to work on them!

I hope you had a Merry Christmas and have a safe and Happy New Year as well! 

Paper: Aspen Frost (Basic Grey), Kraft (American Crafts), Acetate
Stamps: Owl I Want for christmas (Lawn Fawn)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Walnut Stain (Tim Holtz)
Accessories: Alcohol Markers (Promarkers), Shaved Ice (Stampendous), Rock Candy Stickles (Ranger), Cut Files (Silhouette), circle punch

Stamps: Technique Tuesday - Alli Edwards
Ink: Versamark, Tea Dye (Tim Holtz)
Paper: My Mind's Eye - Lost and Found Christmas, Kraft (PTI)
Accessories: Glitter (Walmart), Glitter Tape (American Crafts), Black Embossing Powder, Bling

Monday, November 12, 2012

Eclectic Collection of Cards

From the 5th and Frolic paper collection from Dear Lizzy to Simon Says Stamp to Tim Holtz...there is a little bit from everywhere! I need to focus and create more and buy less. (As you may have seen on my haul videos...luckily, I sold off tons of my stash to fund my habit. lol!) I also did a few scrapbook pages, but I am so unskilled at scrapping that I hate to post my lame attempts. Anyhow, I am also trying to decide if I want to do a December Daily or a Thankful Journal for November. Decisions, decisions. I hope everyone is well and creating more than I am! Blessings to all!


Sunday, October 14, 2012

Simons Says Stamp Card Kit October

I decided to give Simon Says Stamp Card Kit a whirl this month. Below is a video of the contents as well as some photos of several samples that I made using as few items that are not in the kit as possible. I had a lot of scraps, sticker alphas and liquid pearls left over. My only dislike of this kit is the lack of color. I enjoyed the patterns and color scheme, but could have used an embellishment or paper that I could have made one of the cards "pop".

Thursday, August 23, 2012

FWF Unity and New Goodies Creatio n

End of the first partial week of school! I think I am going to make it! Liam starts kindergarten tomorrow. So bittersweet. I can't believe he is old enough to begin school.

I'm beat, so this will be short and sweet. Here it! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out the Unity blog to see other creations AND help a family in need. Unity is donating 12% of their proceeds from all sales this weekend to dear friends of theirs as one of their family members has been stricken with cancer. Thinking about getting the SMAK kit to help spread some love!

Stamps: Unity July 2012 KOM, Cocoa Daisy
Ink: Black, Rich cocoa, London Fog
Paper: Woodland Park (October Afternoon), Confetti Cream, Kraft
Accessories: Candy Dots, Banner Die (PTI), Buttons (Jenni Bowlin), Staple (Tim Holtz), Twine (?)

Sunday, August 19, 2012

End of Summer...

This was my last weekend of freedom for the starts (for me) on Monday morning. The end of summer break is always bittersweet. It is so hard to go back to not having a flexible schedule, sleeping in a bit, running errands when needed and most of all being with the kiddos. However, the opportunity to start anew always re-energizes me. I see possibility where perhaps I didn't see it before, fresh idea and new alternatives. In any case, Mitch and I rounded out our summer with a mini 10th anniversary overnight outing to hear Kenny Wayne Shepherd in concert. My mom, aunt and brother stayed to watch the kids giving Mitch and I time that we really needed...ALONE. :)
With all that said, after we got home mom was still here for a couple of days and we crafted a bit. Here is the first of what I am going to post this week. I dipped into my new products and began creating! 
Have a Great Monday!!

Stamps: The Sweetest Thing (MME), Fillable Frames #2 (PTI)
Ink: London Fog, Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa
Paper: Woodland Park (October Afternoon), Naturals (PTI)

Friday, August 10, 2012

FWF Old Bag

First of all, today is our 10th anniversary! It's amazing how blessed I have been to have such a terrific man in my life. No regrets. I pray that we are blessed for a longer, happy marriage.

Back from vacation and realized that it is Friday! How could I miss another one? Before leaving for vacation at Lake Michigan and Hamlin Lake, I hosted my grandmother's 95th birthday party. It was so much fun! All of my cousins were there with their spouses and one great grand baby. I made three banners to decorate for the occasion. I also made a couple of birthday cards. She DID NOT receive this one. I was a joke I played on my dad. I told him that I would happily make the card for him so he wouldn't have to go and buy one. I made this one and an actual card to be given. It was priceless to see him choke and laugh nervously when he thought it was the card that he had to give her. too funny. I don't know that I could EVER give someone a card like this. Oh was worth the funny moment! I used Unity's July KOM, PTI banner die and an Amy Tangerine adhesive banner. Check out Unity's Friends with Flair creations!

Friday, July 20, 2012

FWF Heyday with Hueys

Happy Friday! I pulled a late nighter last night. For some reason, I get inspired the later it gets! Or the kids and in bed and I am being left alone. lol! This is one of my first 12x12 layouts. (Believe it or not!) I used Mister Hueys on the background as well as on the butterflies, which were embossed in white. All of the stamps are Unity (month, butterflies and love). For more awesome inspiration head on over to the Unity blog and hop with us! Also, a shout out to Unity DT member Lisa Henke for being a sweetie and featuring my card from last week on the Unity blog. So humbled!

Stamps: Unity
Ink: London Fog, Versamark
Paper: Textured White, Heydey (Studio Calico)
Accessories: Flower (Scrap of Art Designs - Zibbet), White Embossing Powder, Thickers, Mister Hueys (Boss Lady, Miny Julep, Warm Calico)

Friday, July 13, 2012

FWF Be...

What a week! I guess in terms of organizing my crafting supplies. I listed TONS of stuff on a couple FB groups. I highly encourage it if you are trying to re-sell your hoarded goodies or look around if you are in search of something. The ones I have joined are Scrappy Resale Room, The Market Place and The Scrap Yard. 

Now if you are searching for inspiration, check out Unity's blog for Friends with Flair posts. Awesome stuff!

Stamps: Unity June 2012 KOM
Ink: Versamark
Paper: Basic Grey, Kraft
Accessories: White Color Mist (Mister Huey), Chevron mask (Studio Calico), White Linen Thread (PTI), White Embossing Powder, Gems, Transparencies (Basic Grey)

Friday, July 06, 2012

FWF Lots of Everything

This post is more like a week in review...amazingly enough the week isn't over and I have the few other projects on my plate that are "in progress". lol! Lots of Unity goodness here as well as some other things! Make sure to hop onto the Unity Blog to check out all of the other wonderful creations. Need to get some shut eye and will add more dets to the photos later in the am. Thanks so much for visiting!

First's the birthday girl! Sweet Fi is 2 today!!

Haley & Patrick's Wedding Card 

A Tribute to Hambly Screen Prints & March 2011 Unity KOM

Stamps: Unity March 2011 KOM
Ink: Perfect Plumeria (Versamgic)
Paper: Metallic Kiwi, Black Magic, Eggplant, Shimmer White
Accessories: rose & leaves (Wild Orchid Crafts), Ribbon (Offray)

Angie's Starry Night 

 Ippity by Unity

Stamps: Angie Girl
Ink: Versamark, Tuxedo Black, White Cloud (Versamagic)
Paper: Gunmetal, watercolor, kraft,
Accessories: Chipped Sapphrine & Crushed Concord Distress Stains, Scintillating Silver Starburst Spray (Lindy's Stamp Gang), gems, Vintage Gem (Martha Stewart)

Fun, Fun, Fun

Unity June 2012 KOM

Stamps: Unity June 2012 KOM
Ink: Faded Denim, Rich Cocoa
Paper: Summer Fresh (Simple Stories), White, Kraft
Accessories: Copics, Gingham Ribbon, Border Punch (Martha Stewart), Oval Punch (Su), White Gel Pen

Baby Cards 

Using Mistables by Studio Calico & PTI's Tag sets and Die

Stamps: Tiny Tags (PTI), Welcome Baby (Unity)
Ink: Rich Cocoa, Pear Tart, Baby Blue, Linen
Paper: Textured White, Lost & Found - Portobello Road (MME), Linen Thread (PTI), Ribbon (SU), Safety Pins (Making Memories - Pitter Patter Collection), Clouds (Studio Calico - Mistabilities), Ocean Breeze Blue, T-Bird Turquoise Mists (Lindy's Stamp Gang)

Eat Your Heart Out, Jackson! 

Splattering Some Mister Huey's for the First Time

Stamps: None
Ink: None
Paper: Textured White
Accessories: Mists: Water Cooler, Warm Calico, Leaf Green (Mister Huey's), Wood Banner (Jillibean Soup)

Also, I have a Cricut Imagine for sale if anyone is interested. Check out the You Tube video on the sidebar to view the details. 

Friday, June 29, 2012

FWF Hot Summer!

It was HOT yesterday! The temps didn't go under 99 until a while after the sun set. Ick! Just like during a bad snowstorm, we hunkered down in the house and played. Today is supposed to be in the upper 90's again. We'll see how the little bit of rain we are "supposed" to get help cool things off. I got some HAPPY MAIL from Unity with the set I used to create this. (I will be uploading a video with this haul today!)

Anyhow, here are the cards I created this week. They all had to be popped in the mail quickly. I can't believe they are not setting around my craft room, but am glad they have a new home!

Thanks to everyone who has been checking out my Summer Cleaning Sale. I uploaded more yesterday and am willing to make a deal just to get it out of the house! Just email me at I also have it listed on the Scrap Yard on FB and at Two Peas in a Bucket.

Check out the Unity Blog today for more great inspiration!!

Stamps: Unity co-branded Simple Stories
Ink: Versamark, Antique Linen
Paper: Summer Fresh (Simple Stories), White
Accessories: Demin Trim & Burlap Flower (Maya Road), Pearls, White Embossing Powder

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Summer Cleaning Sale

As a teacher, I use the summer to do all of the deep cleaning and purging that I don't do the other 10 months of the year. lol! There is tons and I would like to get it ALL out of the house! I am willing to negotiate prices and will charge only the actual shipping costs. I'm also willing to bundle several items together to reduce shipping costs. I accept PayPal and will ship once the payment has cleared.

I also have a huge tote of papers that I am trying to figure out how to ship! Any suggestions would be great!

Shipping will be as cost effective as possible unless you simply want it priority. I never try to make money from people on shipping. I will combine shipping on multiple purchases. 

My preferred method of payment is PayPal, but I am always up for a good trade.  I will ship as soon as the payment is confirmed. 

PRICES ARE NEGOTIABLE! I'm new at the pricing aspect, so bear with me. 

Send me at with the item(s) you would like to purchase or would like more information on. 

Thanks for looking!! 

Flickr Link to Items

Friday, June 22, 2012

FWF Best Time of the Day

Could be relaxing on the couch or doing some crafting, but it is really when I get to spend time with my husband and family. This is a card that I made Mitch using my new Unity KOm for June!

Giveaway winner is: lisa1963!
Email me at with your name and mailing address!

Stamps: Unity June 2012 KOM
Paper: Storyteller (Studio Calico), Navy (PTI), Kraft), Ivory
Ink: London fog, Faded Demin, Worn Lipstick
Accessories: Seam Binding (Snug Hug), Linen Thread (SU), Doily (Wilton), Mists - Scarlet & Baseboard Ivory)

Thursday, June 21, 2012

To My Foxy Friend

On a whim I headed over to Splitcoaststampers to pick up a challenge idea for inspiration and decided to do a quick card (or what I thought was going to be quick) for the CAS challenge. Let's just say that using a Crop-a-Dile on embossed grommets is messy. Luckily, I was able to re-emboss them to touch-up the mess. Embossing powder is forgiving in that way at least. The inspiration for this week is bathing suits. I took inspiration from three suits and probably surpassed a clean and simple card. Oh well...I went there for inspiration, right? Not to necessarily follow the rules. lol!

Don't forget about the giveaway on my You Tube Channel. (on the sidebar)
 Check this post. Ends tonight at 11:59pm!

Stamps: Unity April 2012 KOM (sentiment)
Ink: Versamark, Raspberry Fizz
Paper: White, Black
Accessories: Copper Grommets, satin ribbon, Lindy's Scintillating Silver Starburst Spray
Grommet one pieceCaress one-pieceScuba zipper one piece
all from Venus

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Father's Day Card & 4th of July Giveaway

Happy Father's Day!
To my dad, husband and father-in-law for being three of the best dads I know! And to all of those men who are wonderful father figures for those of us young and old. 

Father's Day Card: Start to Finish with product information in the final frame. Short and sweet!

4th of July Giveaway Video
Open until Thursday at 11:59pm.

Friday, June 15, 2012

FWF: Canvas Card, Plain Jane Tag & Giveaway

Welcome to my Unity FWF share! Make sure to check out their blog and website for the awesome sale going on!

This was my first experiment creating a card with a canvas base.
 I purchased one 12X12 sheet from Archiver's a couple of months ago and finally decided that if I didn't break the package open and try it the money I had spent would be wasted. Either it was going to be great or end up in the bin down in the basement!

My tag project focused on using the Plain Jane baseboard ivory spray on kraft cardstock with dry embossing. So fun! I really didn't know if I would like the product, but have easily fallen in love!

I also included a couple haul and project videos that include these two projects with a chance for a 4th of July scrappy prize!

Blessings to all and thanks for visiting!

Stamps: Unity May 2012 KOM
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Tea Dye Distress
Paper: Cream Textured Base, Take Note (Studio Calico), Summer Fresh (Simple Stories)
Accessories: Diamond Stickles, Alpha Stickers - Mini Market Black and Cream (October Afternoon), Canvas (Canvas Corp.), Sprays all Lindy's Stamp Gang - Flat Fabios in Aloha Avacado, Plumeria Pink, Ocean Breeze Blues &Starburst Spray in Scintillating Silver, Gray and White Baker's Twine

Stamps: January KOM 2012 &  May KOM 2012 (Unity), French Script (Stampin Up)
Ink: Rich Cocoa, Walnut Stain, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Paper: Kraft. Summer Fresh (Simple Stories)
Accessories: Plain Jane Baseboard Ivory Spray (Tattered Angels), Damask Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Winter White Seam Binding, Starburst Sprays - Salt Water Taffy Pink, Clam Bake Beige, Cape Cod Coral (Lindy's Stamp Gang), Diamond Glitter Glue (stickles), Copper Staples (Making Memories), Bling (Recollections), Paper Packaging, Linen Thread (PTI)

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Video: Cards & Page Layout

This is a more detailed video of the cards in the previous post as well as a PL designed layout. Have a fabulous week!

Friday, June 08, 2012


I'm going to make this short and sweet. It has been a whirlwind of a week with more to come over the weekend. Good times. Just need more sleep! lol!

All three of the projects used the Unity KOM for May 2012.

Hope you had a great weekend!! (Hoping to get a video of these cards and the next giveaway uploaded soon!)

Stamps. Unity KOM May 2012
Ink: London Fog
Paper: What's Up (Basic Grey), Cardstock (SU), Base (Archiver's)
Accessories: Bloom ( Recollections), Slate Glitter Ribbon (American Crafts), Pearls

Stamps. Unity KOM May 2012
Ink: Rich Cocoa, Distress antique Linen
Paper: Pink Paislee, Manilla shipping tag, Kraft
Accessories: Pearls (Prima), Butterfly (Kaisercraft), Lace trim, Lace Ribbon (SU) 

Stamps. Unity KOM May 2012
Ink: London Fog, Black,Lulu Lavender
Paper: Cardstock (SU), Chateau Lavender (DCWV)
Accessories: Slate Glitter Ribbon (American Crafts), Flowers (Wild Orchid Crafts),  Peacock Embossing Folder (Provocraft), Nestabilities Label Die, Gems, Vanilla Breeze Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels)

Friday, June 01, 2012

FWF Pinterst Inspiration & Giveaway Winner

Thanks to my friend Lydia for pinning this gorgeous table runner on her board because it caught my eye at about 11:30p and keep me going until 1a. lol! I wish I would have had some beautiful burlap for the card, but opted, once again, for the Simple Stories Summer Fresh collection, which has a burlap paper in it. The flowers were made from the B side of the burlap paper. Maybe the burlap was the B and the text was the A. I dunno. I digress...
For more Unity goodness this week see this post! Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: Unity Kom May 2012
Ink: Distress Tea Dye, Rich Cocoa
Paper: Coredinations Base, Summer Fresh (Simple Stories)
Accessories: Pearl Trim (Etsy - KarlaS001), Flowers Centers - Brads (Hobby Lobby brand), Lace Trim

Burlap and lace table runner 
                                                   LittleFlowerLinen on

The School's Out Giveaway Winner is...

Lovely Giveaway :) I'm a follower of your blog ^^
Thank you for this chance !
Hugs Rebecca

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Splitcoaststampers CAS Challenge

Wow! I haven't done a SCS challenge in a LOOOOOOONG time. This week's clean and simple challenge is to create a card with "love" as the theme. Here are a couple of the samples I am going to submit. I love the woodgrain impressions plate on the cream cardstock. Fun effect! Click here to play along!

Stamps: Unity KOM - December 2011 & May 2012
Ink: Rich Cocoa & Tuxedo Black, Distress Tea Dye
Paper: Confetti Cream, Summer Fresh (Simple Stories), Storyteller (Paper Crate)
Accessories: Pearls, Woodgrain Impressions Plate (PTI)

Stamps: Unity KOM - December 2011 & May 2012
Ink: Rich Cocoa & Tuxedo Black, Distress Antique Linen, Ladybug
Paper: Confetti Cream, Summer Fresh (Simple Stories), Storyteller
Accessories: Woodgrain Impressions Plate (PTI)

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