Sunday, October 25, 2009


I have seen quite a few tutorials for these sour cream treat holders on SCS, but have never attempted to make them before. I could not believe how easy these were to assemble. I made quite a few of them for our Halloween party on Friday. The sentiment is part of a set from Whimsie Doodles, you can find them to the right of my blog.

Scott, the girls and I are totally excited for our party. We still have some decorating to do before Friday and Caitlin is making Scott's and my costume. I will have to post pics after Friday night. She came up with our costume idea and we are letting her run with it. Stay tuned to see what we end up as.

Thursday, October 22, 2009


Isn't "Frank" just adorable? I found this cute idea over at SCS. They have several examples of this little guy being used as cards, treat bags and luminary boxes. I couldn't resist using him as a quick to make invite for the Halloween party we are putting on in a few weeks.

I used my coluzzle to make all of the circles for the eyes, cutting one of the circles in half for the eyelids and I used my SU round tab punch (which I cut in half) for the nose. A few quick squiggles with my black marker and he is already to go.

Sunday, October 18, 2009


In the spirit of Halloween I thought I would post a Halloween LO that I did a little while ago. The photos were taken at a "Monster Pizza Night" party that our family was fortunate enough to be invited to. All of the kids come in costume (I'm the big kid dressed as a bunny...LOL) and they make their own personal pizzas, using the toppings to make monster faces. It was a lot of fun and a very clever party idea.

The spooky house was created using a paper piecing pattern from Copy Cats. Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Our niece, Alyssa, just recently started kindergarten. Here is the backpack and card that I made for her to celebrate this milestone. The stamped images are all from Whimsie Doodles and the patterned paper is from the SU Bella Rose collection. We placed a pack of fruit snacks and a bracelet that my daughter Brittany made for her in the little backpack. Hope everyone is having a great week!

Sunday, September 13, 2009


The month of September always starts our crazy event/holiday season that lasts until late March. This month alone we have 7 birthdays that we celebrate and I need to make cards or gifts for. October another 4 birthdays, November there's a few and don't even get me started about the month of December, not to mention it's Christmas....arghh!!!

Here is a fun card that I made for another daycare child's birthday. Brady LOVES anything Mickey. There is not a day that goes by that he is not in a Mickey or Disney t-shirt. I have been wanting to make one of these tri-shutter cards for some time and thought Brady's card was the perfect test subject. I can not believe how EASY these are to make. I found the directions HERE . Here's what the card looks like closed and ready to put in a envelope......

.......and here it is all opened up.

Thursday, September 10, 2009


Mary over at kreateskards posted a challenge yesterday challenging everyone to use an item they haven't used before. You know we are all guilty of it.....buying items that we just HAD to have and those must have items have been sitting and sitting and sitting....unused.

Case in point, I purchased the below House Mouse stamp back in March of this year and have not used it prior to today. My argument?? It was on sale....I got it for only $3.....I just had to buy it right?!? Okay Mary, I took your challenge and finally put ink to this stamp. I haven't finished the inside yet but I think I will put something like..."Hope your birthday is a GOUDA one." LOL. Sometimes I just crack myself up.

So my question for everyone else is..."what are you guilty of buying that is still unused and what was your reason for having to have it?"

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


This is a birthday card for another one of my daycare babes. She is turning 4 this week and loves Snow White. She has seen a few of my stamped cards before and loves to look at them. She even grabbed the Greeting Farm ballerina card one day from the top of my stereo where it was drying and told her mom to "quick put it in the backpack", which is their daily bag they bring to my house with their change of clothes. She was trying to hi-jack it. LOL.

Does the stamped image look a little familiar? It might as it is the same Princess Anya stamp from the Greeting Farm that I used on the thank you card for Josie on my previous blog post. I altered the stamped image to look like Snow White. I cut off the wand, crown and some of the length of her hair. Thank goodness Snow White has dark hair so that I could cover up the portion of the crown and wand that I was not able to cut off as it overlapped onto her hair. I used Christmas Red stickles to make her head band and a Paper Bliss clay cupcake embellishment to mask the portion of her hand that held the wand. I am pleased with how this one turned out and hope Miss Hailey likes it as well.

Monday, September 7, 2009


As stated in my previous blog post, one of my daycare babes, Miss Josie, started kindergarten last month. I hear she absolutely loves it and I am sure she has made a ton of new friends!! This is a thank you card I made for her after receiving the most adorable card (wait til' you see the envelope she decorated for's too cute!!) and present from her last week.

This is my first attempt at the shaker box/treat cup type of card. I think it turned out "okay" but I am not entirely too happy with it. As you can see the confetti I used for the inside keeps clinging to the sides of the plastic where I glued it down. I definitely need to play with this type of card some more. The stamped image is from the Greeting Farm and is called Princess Anya. For the plastic cup I re-purposed the plastic covering of the red tacky tape container.

This is what prompted the creation of the thank you card. Here is my present from Josie. It's more Greeting Farm stamps. That girl sure knows what I like. Here is the adorable envelope she made to hold the present and card. All of the daycare babes call me "Bebba" as Deborah is too hard for them to say when they start talking.........

.......and here is the inside of the card. Look how great her printing is already. She is way too smart for kindergarten!! Thanks again Josie and as always.....YOU ROCK!!!

Saturday, August 8, 2009


Can you believe that the start of school is just around the corner? Where did the summer go? Harder to believe is that Miss Josie will be leaving my daycare at the end of the week to start her first day of kindergarten. I know I should be excited for her and I am VERY proud of her, she is growing up to be a sweet and adorable little lady. However, in all honesty, I am more blue then excited. She has been coming to me since she was a baby, I am great friends with her mom and Josie and her family have become part of our family. Just a week ago she got her ears pierced....yikes what's next, driving lessons?? Okay, that was a little bit of an exaggeration but you get my point. So this little project is for Miss Josie to celebrate her first day of kindergarten and her newly accessorized cute little earlobes. YOU ROCK JOSIE!! I found the idea for this project on the Whimsie Doodles blog. It was created by one of the DT members, Thanh Vo. She got the template from a SCS tutorial. You can also get the template by clicking here. The stamped image on the top flap is a digi stamp from Whimsie Doodles. The patterned paper is from the Blossoms and Butterflies DCWV paperstack. I used velcro for the closure of the flaps instead of magnetic snaps.

The backpack is the perfect size to hold the earrings we purchased for her. Fruitsnacks and other small treats would also fit inside comfortably. Thanks for visiting.

Thursday, August 6, 2009


I think I have mentioned before that I really struggle with making masculine cards. I hate the fact that you can't give a guy a Bella stamped card or a card with the mermaid Anya stamped on it. My dad's birthday is at the end of the month and I was racking my brain trying to think of what kind of card I could come up with. Based on my dad's age I think Handy Mandy and Sponge Bob are out of the question. So when Melyssa, over at Whimsie Doodles, came out with the voodoo doll digi stamp I had to get it. She also has a few cute sentiments to go with the image like "sorry I am such a pain", which would have totally worked for my dad's birthday card as well. ;) Here's the inside....notice no bling or was hard to resist.

Sunday, August 2, 2009


I am tickled to have received this blog award from both Julie over at Julie's Crafty Spot and Mary from KreatesKards. Thank you very much ladies!! I enjoy your blogs so much. Now to pass it on. There are so many that I feel I can pass this along to, but as the rules state below I must choose 5.

Here are the 5 ladies that I consider friends both in the blogging community and out. I have had the privilege of meeting all of them except Jeri and hopefully one day that will change! Please check out their blogs and see what they have been up to, they are very creative.

Here are the rules for this award: To pick up the Circle of Friends Blog Award cut and paste the award logo and use it on your own blog. Nominate 5 other bloggers you feel have become part of your circle of friends. Link to your nominees within your blog post. Include these instructions on how to pick up the award in your blog post. Link back to the person who gave you the award in your blog post, to show your appreciation. Comment on their blogs to let them know they've received the award.


I received this Beautiful Blog award from Jeri over at craftyjsplace. Thank you so much Jeri, I really appreciate it! I am passing this along to five ladies whose blogs I stalk on a regular basis. They are wonderfully talented and are a great inspiration to me. Please feel free to hop on over to their blogs to see what I am talking about.

Thank you ladies for being such an inspiration to me and our craft whether it be card making or scrapbooking!!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


The Greeting Farm (one of my favorite stamp sites) is having a BLOG HOPPIN' BASH today in honor of their birthday/anniversary. If you are not familiar with The Greeting Farm I suggest a visit to their site. Unfortunately (for my wallet) they have the most adorable stamps!! The mission was to create a birthday card, birthday layout or 3d birthday project using any Greeting Farm stamp.

I chose the Mermaid Anya stamp as she was my very first TGF stamp I purchased and colored with my newly acquired copic markers. She is also my favorite TGF stamp. The background paper is "Citronella Waves" from K&Company. The little fishies and shells are "Braddies" from Doodlebug Design Inc. The coral and seaweed were hand drawn on white mulberry paper and then inked with Tim Holtz distress inks in dried marigold and pine needles. I couldn't resist adding a little bling with the mini pearls, flower and stickles. A girl, whether she's on land or in the sea, can always use a little sparkle.

To hop along visit the TGF blog, Splendid Stamping with The Greeting Farm, by clicking here. I am sure you will fall in LOVE with their stamps as I have and am just as sure your wallets will take the same hit mine has.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


My niece, Alyssa, just recently lost her first tooth. In honor of this milestone I decided to make her a tooth fairy box. Fortunately for me, Melyssa at Whimsie Doodles just released, a week or so ago, this adorable digi stamp. Isn't she just the sweetest thing ever? She also has a boy fairy in her Etsy Shop, there is a link to Whimsie Doodles to the right. I love the layout of this box. It's a little different compared to most of the ones I usually do. I found this box on Mariska's blog here. She is very talented and was kind enough to help me out with the making of this box. Thank you so much Mariska!! The sentiments pictured below on each side of the box lid comes with the tooth fairy digi stamp when purchased.
Here is a picture of the front of the box when fully opened.

This poem is on the front of the opened box and is also included with the tooth fairy image.

Close up pic of my little fairy. I added diamond Stickles to her wings and Glossy Accents to the tooth. Maybe this box will score Alyssa a little more tooth fairy dough....what do you think?

Monday, July 27, 2009


I came up with this card the other day while Caitlin and I were coloring our Anya stamps. We spent an afternoon just coloring a bunch of Anya images in different color combinations. I liked the look of all of the different ballerina's together, thus the birth of this simple card. I cut out three of the Ballerina Anya's from the Greeting Farm and popped them up off the background cardstock with pop dots. The ballerina bar was made with a strip of tan and Glossy Accents. I just recently discovered this stuff and LOVE it. Inside the cards reads "to someone who is tutu cute". Thanks for looking and Happy Monday!