Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Here is a Valentine's card that I made for my older daughter, Brittany. She has a thing for owls. LOL The "Owl My Heart" digi stamp is from Whimsie Doodles. You can't tell from the photo but after coloring the image with Copics, I colored the image two more times and added layers to the leaves and the owl.

I hope everyone is having a great week. As you are reading this the family and I are on vacation in Disneyland. So, soon you will be seeing tons of Disney LO's from me. :)

Sunday, February 20, 2011


I need to start off by saying I had such a difficult time coloring this image. :( It was not the image itself, but more like a problem with my printer. Yes, that's it we will blame it on the printer. ;) After printing, I always heat set my digi images with my heat gun. Well after the first four attempts at coloring and my ink still smearing I decided to heat set a little longer....thus scorching my image and turning the paper a not so lovely shade of BURNT. I tried again and took it really slowly. I didn't do much shading as I was afraid to smear the ink. It still smeared near the little seam lines but I tried to cover it up with a darker color. Anyone have any tips or tricks they would like to share...please?

The digi image and sentiment is called "Sock it Monkey" and is from Whimsie Doodles. The paper is from a older DCWV Spring Matstack that I have had for awhile. I made this card for my daughter Caitlin who always cracks up at those Kia sock monkey commercials. LOL

Wednesday, February 16, 2011



It is that time again. Time for another challenge over at CRAFT US CRAZY. Our first challenge had an amazing amount of participants with amazing talent showcased!! This week's challenge is to complete a project using a WINTER theme. Our fantastic sponsor for this week's challenge is MELJEN'S DESIGNS. They have some of the most adorable digi images. For the entire month of February we have two terrific sponsors, THE CUTTING CAFE and STAMPS ALIVE.

Now onto my project. I made a hot cocoa packet holder, you can find the tutorial for it HERE. I used the Penguins Skating Buddy digi image from MELJEN'S DESIGNS. I printed and colored the image several times and cut out certain elements of the image to layer for depth. I added a little glossy accents to the skate blades and a little flock to the earmuffs. I did not have the right color of flock that I needed so I used white and colored over it with my Copic marker. Just make sure to swipe your Copic over a sheet of scratch paper to remove any stray fuzz.

A pic of the yummy goodness that is inside. :)

Here is a view of the layers added to the image.

I hope you will join our Winter Themed challenge over at CRAFT US CRAZY. Remember it is not necessary to submit a challenge project using a product from one of our sponsors, but if you do GREAT!!
Digi Image: Penguins Skating Buddy by Meljen's Designs
Paper: Imagine That
Nesties: Labels 2
Border Punch: EK Success Dotted Wave
Chipboard Snowflake: Little Yellow Bicycle
Snowflake Brads
Doodlebug Crush Velvet Flock
Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa ;)

This week's challenge sponsor:

Sponsors for the month of February:

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


As my hubby visits my blog from time to time I had to wait until after Valentine's Day to post this one. This is the first time that I have made a side step card and I have to say that I am completely hooked!! It was really easy to make and fun to decorate.

I have had this Hallo Shedevil digi image from The Greeting Farm for ever and could not wait to use her for this. All of the papers are from my scrap stash. The ribbon is from American Crafts, the little pink hearts were cut out using a Quick Kutz die, and I used my new Martha Stewart border bunch.
Here's a side view of the fold. Like I said, very easy.

Sunday, February 13, 2011


Tomorrow is Valentine's Day! The girls and I are throwing our daycare kiddies a Valentine's party. Brittany is making the treats, I have the Valentine's Dora special set to record on DVR, Valentine's Bingo ready to go and we will be exchanging Valentines. Should be lots of fun.

Below are a few of the Valentine's that I made to give to the little ones. The images are from Whimsie Doodles and are called Valen-Tinies. The set comes with 9 images and 7 sentiments. They make adorable valentines for little ones.

I hope everyone has a fantastic Valentine's tomorrow!!

Thursday, February 10, 2011


As my card stash was running a little low I figured I better whip up a couple of simple ones to start building it back up. I made the same birthday card but did one girlie and one more masculine.

I am sorry to say that I don't know who makes this stamp. I bought it awhile ago without really paying attention to the packaging. It came with the block letter word "happy" and then a few other quotes to go with it.

All of the card stock and patterned paper came from my scrap stash. The mulberry mini paper rose is from Recollections. I did not have one the color I needed in my collection so I used my Copics to color a light pink one to match my paper.

On a side note, there is still time to enter our first ever challenge over at Craft Us Crazy. So hop on over there to check out the details!!

Monday, February 7, 2011


Ahhh young love. These photos were taken of gifts that Brittany received from her boyfriend on their very first Valentine's Day together...4 years ago. He was clearly out to impress: roses, stuffed teddy, chocolate and a mushy card. He very sneakily left all of these on our porch in the early morning so as she opened the door to go to school she was surprised with the big haul of loot!

It really did not take a lot to put this LO together. The hearts were cut out from a piece of patterned paper and the title was cut out from the Alphalicious Cricut cartridge.

As I said above they have been going out for 4 years now, but I don't think she has seen a haul like this first one since then. LOL

Wednesday, February 2, 2011



Whoo hooo!! I am so excited to announce our very first challenge over at CRAFT US CRAZY!! We have some great sponsors lined up. For the entire month of February we have THE CUTTING CAFE' and STAMPS ALIVE and for this week's challenge our sponsor is DIGITAL DELIGHTS. Now onto the challenge...this weeks challenge is "ANYTHING GOES". To compete in the challenges it is not mandatory to use an image from one of our sponsors but if you do, all the better!!

My project for this week's challenge is a mini desk calendar and uses a image from The Greeting Farm. The calendar is made easel card style and out of coasters from our favorite restaurant. I added a extra layer to her hat, barrette and bow tie for dimension and added some popcorn and stars because, well, she is the star of this project. :)

I hope you will join us this week at CRAFT US CRAZY to participate in this "ANYTHING GOES" challenge.


Stamp: Showtime Anya by The Greeting Farm
Coasters: Outback Steakhouse - YUM!
Bazzill cardstock
Mini tassels
Star punch
Fiskars threading water border punch

Digital Delights by Louby Loo

The cutting cafe blinkie

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


This LO was a total cheat to complete as I used a kit from Cut-it-Up. I just had to share it because who really scrap's eating at McDonald's? LOL

Apparently I am one of those people. Who could resist though with these cute little faces?!?