Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Birthday Card - Happy Birthday Marie

Things are settled down a bit with the move (for now) so, I'm back in my craft happy place gettin' my crafting ON!

Here's a card I made for Marie. I came across these crochet flowers when I was unpacking/organizing and thought they'd be great to put on her card.

Here's what I used to make it:
Card Base: 110 lb Recollections card stock. A2 size
Tim Holtz distress ink: Vintage photo
Paper: 6 x 6 Pink Paislee. "Prairie Hill"
Flowers: Michael's 
Stamp Set: Echo Park: "It's Your Birthday"

If you'd like to watch how I made it click on the link below.

Thanks so much!


Saturday, July 23, 2016

August 2016 Calendar for Grandma

Hey there!
Wow, it's been a long time. I've been so busy with packing, moving, unpacking, packing, visiting colleges in Austin, taking care of my sick (getting better) know just life. It sure feels good to be back crafting in my "boxes still piled high" craft room.

Here's the August calendar I've made for my Grandma. I got the reminder call yesterday. She's funny.

Here's what I used to make it:
Base: DCWV (old paper pack)
August: Plantin Schoolbook. Cut at 1" (bold).
Books: Recess. Cut at 3.25 x 2.50
Pencil: Recess. Cut at 6"
Buses: Recess. Cut at 1.75 x 1.0
Grid: Designer's Calendar. Cut at 8 x 11.50
Numbers: Plantin Schoolbook (bold)

If you'd like to watch how I made it click on the link below.

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Banner - Summer

Here's a banner I've made for my mom to put on her apartment door. I've used some really cute die cuts from Cricut Design Space. The list follows the pictures.

Here are the cut names:
Sun - Charmed
Summer word - Cricut Keystone font
Sand dollars - Creative Memories
Waves - Creative Memories
Surf Board - Creative Memories
Umbrella - Life is a Beach
Zig Zag - Creative Memories

If you'd like to watch how I made it just click on the link below:

Thanks so much!


Wednesday, May 18, 2016


I just wanted to update you all.

It all started at the beginning of May when my mom and I had to start planning and organizing my grandma's 100th birthday at the skilled nursing home she's at. It was a success and she was very
happy. She's such an inspiration.

Moving forward...literally...we're moving into a different house just 3 miles away. It's so beautiful.
My craft room isn't much bigger than I have now but I'll figure out a way to make it work. We get the keys on June 21, carpet cleaners come in on June 22 and moving day is June 23rd. I've been going through all of our cabinets and trying to figure out what to donate and what to keep. We've been in our current house for 18 years. We've accumulated ALOT of stuff. Kyle and Jordan are really stepping up and helping out.

The tricky part is that Jordan's high school graduation ceremony is June 22. So...we'll be doing some juggling around on that day.

Then Jordan, Kyle and I will be heading to Austin, Texas just 5 days after we move in to check out the campuses and housing. Kyle and I have friends (in Texas) so we'll be doing some visiting while Jordan attends a gaming convention and networking meeting. We'll be flying in on 4th of July! How crazy is that?

I'm trying to just take it day to day and not get stressed. My body is telling me to slow down but my mind is saying "Get this done!"

So, I'll be catching up with you all when I can.


Friday, May 13, 2016

Cardz TV Gallery Design Team Blog Hop - "It's Your Birthday"

Hello there and welcome to the Cardz TV "It's your Birthday" Blog Hop! It's time to get your Kuppa Kuppa or your favorite beverage, sit back, relax, and get ready for some fun, inspiration, and the chance to win some blog candy too! Mary will be giving 3 sets of Cardz TV Stamps for her blog candy, so if you’re a follower of Cardz TV, just leave a comment on her blog! Mary will use to pick a winner, and will announce the WINNER on Monday! Here are 3 of her newest stamp sets. So adorable, right?

Here's what I made for today's blog hop using Cardz TV Stamps:

Stamp set: Cardz TV "Bigger Everyday Sayings"
Card base: Recollections 65lb 5 1/2 x 4
Layer 1: Craft cardstock 5 1/2 x 4
Layer 2: Stripes...scraps
Rectangle Die: My Favorite Things Cross Stitch
Star die: Theresa Collins Cut n Boss set
Ink: Peeled Paint Tim Holtz

"Bigger Everyday Sayings" 

If you'd like to watch the step by step process click on link below.
Below is a list of all the stops in today's "It's your birthday" Blog Hop. If you get lost, just come back here to check the list and find your way again!

Here are the pictures of the newest adorable stamps!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Friday, April 29, 2016

Mother's Day Card for my sister

My sister has an amazing cat named Karma. I thought it would be cute to do a cat themed card and coloring with my Copic markers to make it look like him.

Card base: Recollections green (A2)
Cat: Recollections Meow Meow stamp set
Flowers: Avocado Arts Perfectly Planted stamp set
Butterflies: Avocado Arts Sunshine and Smiles stamp set

To watch how I made this click on the link below:

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

May Calendar

This one was my favorite calendar that I've made so far...wait I take that back. They are all my favorite and to hear my grandma's voice on the phone thanking me is just icing on the cake. No pun

 The base of the calendar is white (Colorbok). I added the Echo Park stamp "Happy Birthday" image that I'd bought from and cut it to go across the top of the paper. The Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Up ink seemed to suit this pefectly. The Celebration and Make A Wish stamp is also from the Echo Park stamp set.
The party hats and cupcakes are all cut using the Print and Cut feature Cricut Design Space offers.
The cupcakes came from "Birthday Cake" on CDS and the Party hats are from. Close to my Heart - Artistry.
If you look closely you can see the circle embossed pink paper that I got at Michael's. I cut 2 inches off the top so that it would be the right size for the title.
On the "17th" you'll see the "It's your Birthday" stamp. That is the day of her 100th birthday. The stamp is also from the Echo Park stamps set.
If you liked to watch how I made it click on the youtube video below:

Thanks for stopping by!