Saturday, April 30, 2011


Been working like crazy and I've got to say I'm exhausted... I'm running on hardly any sleep! And I've been trying to get my house in order so it's been hectic around here! Hopefully by Monday I will have some more projects for ya'll!

Trying to come up with a tagline or slogan for my business... any suggestions?

Have a wonderful rest of the weekend! Happy Crafting all!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Hey Cupcake!

I am in the Stamp of the Month club for Pink by Design and it's the BEST thing ever! Her stamps are just amazing! This month's set is my favorite by far... way too cute! I just LOVE them! Be sure to go and check out all the wonderful stamps at

Here's a couple cards I made using this wonderful set!

So I showed you a picture of the stamps that my hubby got me, but here's how a couple of them look stamped!

Recipe for 1st Card:
Wild Card Cart (Card & layers cut at 5 1/2")
Cardstock - DCWV & Stampin Up!
Stamps - Pink by Design "A Cupcake For You" Set & My very own!
Ink - Momento & Stampin Up Early Espresso
Stampin Write markers from Stampin Up!
Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
ATG gun, Pop Dots

Recipe for 2nd Card:
Card Size - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
1st Mat Size - 5 1/2" x 4"
2nd Mat Size - 5" x 3 3/4"
Cardstock - DCWV & Stampin Up!
Ribbon - Michael's
Stamps - Pink by Design "A Cupcake For You" Set & My very own!
Stampin Write markers from Stampin Up!
Ink - Momento
Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
ATG gun, Pop Dots

Going to my first crop tonight so I should be able to get a few projects done! So excited! Have a FABULOUS Friday everyone!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Wacky Wednesday Challenge #36

I haven't done a challenge in a while and I've sure been missing out! These are just so much fun to do! This week the challenge over at More Than Favors is to create a project using the colors red, orange, blue & green!

This gave me the idea to pull out my Cars Cart that I haven't even touched! Thought it would suit this challenge pretty well!

My sweet husband had custom stamps made for my new business venture and they are so cute and work very well! Thank you love!

Here's the card I made for the challenge!

Card Size - 5 3/4" x 12"
Orange Mat - 5 1/2" x 5 3/4"
Green Mat - 5 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Cars Cart (Lightning McQueen & Road cut @ 3 1/2")
Colored Cardstock - DCWV
Black & White Cardstock - Stampin Up!
Stamp on Front - Stampin Up Word Play Set
Inside Sentiment - MPS Fabulous Phrases Set
Decorative Label Punch - Stampin Up!
Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Folder
Sliver Glitter - Michael's
ATG gun, Pop Dots, Zig 2-Way Glue Pen


Monday, April 25, 2011

Shutter Card

Evening all! Hope everyone is doing well!

Thought I would go ahead and attempt a shutter card! It turned out pretty well for my first try, I am so proud! I figured I'd give you all step by step instructions for this card since it is a little complicated, but once you get it down its very easy.

1) Cut a 12" x 12" piece of cardstock down to 5.5" x 12" and this is what becomes your card base.
2) Once you have your card base, then you need to score it at 2", 4", 8" & 10".
3) Now go back to your cutter and line your card up (horizontally) to 1.5", then cut from the 2" score line to the 10"  score line. Repeat on opposite side.
4) Fold your card and take the middle score lines and fold them in the opposite direction.
5) Time to get our layers cut! See picture below for 1st layer(s) dimensions and just click on it to make the image larger.

6) Here's the 2nd layer(s) dimensions

7) Now assemble the layers together and add stamps, ribbon, embellishments or anything else of your choice!
8) You should have a finished card after that!

Here's how mine came out!

Card Size - 5 1/2" x 12"
Layers (See above directions for all sizes)
Teal and Brown Cardstock - DCWV
Pink and Off Yellow Cardstock - Heidi Grace
Punch - Stampin Up!
Sentiment Stamps - Inkadinkado
Paisley Stamp - Stampabilities
Small Decorative Stamp - Pink by Design Handmade by You Set
Ink - Stampin Up! Early Espresso
Ribbon - Michael's
ATG gun & Pop Dots


Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Anniversary

It's crazy to think that a year ago I was walking down the aisle. Time sure does fly when your having FUN and married to a wonderful man!

He is currently on the rig, but we will be celebrating when he gets back. He sent me flowers and this letter that read:
     "Happy 1 year Anniversary My Love! I decided you wouldn't mind getting flowers a day early! The first year of marriage to the love of my life has been amazing! Everyday I fall more and more in love with you! I love you now and forever."

Happy Anniversary to the most wonderful man I know! This first year has truly been amazing and I can't wait for many more to come! You are my everything!

Here's the card I made him!

Card Size - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Sweethearts Cart (Couple cut @ 3 1/2")
Black Cardstock - Stampin Up!
Green Cardstock - DCWV
Swirls Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Decorative Punch - Stampin Up!
Stamp - My Pink Stamper
ATG gun, Xyron

Have a wonderful day my lovely bloggers!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Mother's Day Cards

Mother's Day is just around the corner so I've started working on some cards for it! Here is just a preview... will probably have a few more next week.

Like I mentioned in my previous post, a very special day is tomorrow and I have a very special card to show ya'll also! I can't believe how fast time flys!

Anyways, here are the cards I've made!

When I post multiple cards I usually don't post the card recipe with them since thought would make the post long. As always, if you'd like to know how I made my cards just let me know and I will send ya the recipe! Have a wonderful Friday everyone!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Easter Cards

Evening all!

I haven't been feeling to good today, I really hope I'm not catching a stomach bug! I've been working on a few orders that came in, which I will show you in a week or so. Aside from that I got my Easter cards done, YAY!

Here s what they look like!

Card Size - 10" x 5"
Orange Mat Size - 4 3/4" x 2"
Green Mat Size - 4 3/4" x 2 3/4"
White Cardstock (Used for Stamping) - Stampin Up!
Pink & Orange Cardstock - Recollections
Green Patterned Cardstock - DCWV
Stamps - Michael's $1 Bin
Stampin' Write Markers - Stampin Up!
Scalloped Sqaure Punch - EK Success
Shimmer Glitter - Stampendous
Ribbon - Hobby Lobby
ATG gun, Pop Dots

It will be a very special day for me on Saturday, can't wait to show ya'll what I made for it! As always, ENJOY!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Thank you!

I want to extend a HUGE thanks to all of my wonderful followers who helped me exceed my goal. I am nearly to 200 and that is just incredible and I couldn't of done without all of ya'lls support! Wish I could give everyone something... but dont worry there will be plenty more giveaways to come!

Before I announce the winner here's a thank you card I made to show how much I appreciate all of you!

Card Size - 8 1/2" x 4 1/4" (Scored at 2 1/4" & 4 1/4" to make it stand up!)
Cardstock - Stampin Up!
Stamp - Michael's
Black Embossing Powder - Zing!
Punch - EK Success
Flower Embellishment - K & Company
ATG gun & Scorer

So are you ready for me to reveal the winner?... Drumroll please!....
The WINNER of the Cuttlebug v2 is:

#55 - Mrs. Debbie

Here's what she had to say:

Congratulations Debbie! I will be contacting you soon! Thanks again for helping me surpass my goal of 150! Ya'll are the BEST! Have a Terrific Tuesday!

P.S. - I now have a facebook page, YAY! Click here to go there now and be sure to "like" my page!

Monday, April 18, 2011

1 hr left to enter!

Hey everyone!

Just wanted to let ya'll know that you only have a little over an hour left to enter into my 150 follower giveaway (Or should I say 182 follower giveaway!). You may Click here to enter!

I will stop taking entries at MIDNIGHT CST so be sure and enter before its too late!

I made it!

All I have to say is WOW! This is just incredible... I went from 129 to 155 followers overnight! Thank you all for the support, it means a lot to me!

Now I will allow entries through today and will be picking one lucky winner tomorrow! So if you haven't already, make sure to enter into the giveaway! You may Click here to enter!

Happy Crafting and thanks again!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Card Class

Evening all my crafty friends!
Click here for my 150 follower giveaway!

So as you all know my card class was today and it was just so much FUN! The cards we made are just absolutely beautiful and I'm so glad I get to share them with you. I have to give all the credit to the wonderful Patsy... she was a GREAT teacher and is very good at what she does! Thank you Patsy for letting me take part and for all your wonderful inspiration!

So are you'll getting excited yet?... I have been ecstatic all day! Hope your ready for all these wonderful cards! There is lots so I didn't put the recipes for them but if you'd like to know how I made them just let me know!

For the last ones I have to show ya'll a couple pics of each so you can see how they work! They are just darling!

I'm sure ya'll have enjoyed these as much as I have! Have a wonderful night!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Life is Beautiful!

Click here for my 150 follower giveaway! If you haven't entered make sure you do! The sooner I get to 150... the sooner I get to pick a winner!

Work was absolutely crazy today... glad I'm now relaxing! Have made some more cards and been working on a few scrapbook layouts. Will post the layouts next week! My card class is tomorrow so will probably post the pics in the evening sometime.

Here's my cute cards I made (Sorry about the smudge on the blue one!):

Card Size - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
White Mat - 5 1/4" x 2 1/2"
Patterned Mat - 5 1/4" x 1 1/2"
Paisley Cart (Perfume & Purse cut @ 3" / Sunglasses cut @ 2")
White/Black Cardstock - Stampin Up!
Patterned Cardstock - Recollections
Stamps - Stampin Up! & Pink by Design
ATG gun, Xyron, Pop Dots


Friday, April 15, 2011

So Special to Me

Click here for my 150 follower giveaway!

Made a cute card with my Stampin Up Owl punch that came in the other day! This is such a wonderful punch and I also have the stamp that goes along with it! I did the inside to this card, but my camera wasn't getting a good pic of it. I just put a thanks sentiment inside with 3 brown eyelets.

Card Size - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Mat Size - 4" x 5 1/4"
Create a Critter Cart (Branch cut @ 2")
Owl Stamp & Punch - Stampin Up!
Sentiment - $1 bin at Michael's
Cuttlebug Friend Embossing Folder
Old Olive Ink - Stampin Up!
Eyelet - Making Memories
ATG gun, Xyron, Pop Dots