Friday, September 30, 2011

Quilled Card

Evening all!

Been at Archiver's all night crafting away! Had so much fun and got a few things done, YAY!  Am going to a baby shower tomorrow for a lady who is having a girl. So of course I had to make a card!

Did some quilling on this one. I have really found that I enjoy quilling a lot, gonna do so much more with it!

Card Base - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Stampin Up "Top Note" Die
Cuttlebug "Paisley" Embossing Folder
Punches - Stampin Up
Sentiment - Pink by Design "Simply Everything" set
Quilling Paper - Quilled Creations

Thursday, September 29, 2011

One crazy week!

It's been one crazy week! I put in my 2 weeks at the cooking school and they decided to just let me go. It just felt like a slap in the face since I've worked there for 3 years. No hard feelings, just a little upset about the situation.

But it's a new day and I'm moving forward to bigger and greater things! Am hoping to go full time at the graphics company, which will be good. Today we got a new envelope printer and its very nice! Love it!

I have finally cleaned up my craft room a bit, but still need to do some organizing. Have made a few more things just haven't had the time to get any snap shots of them yet. Will get those posted asap though.

Hope ya'll are doing well and have a terrific thursday! Happy Crafting!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Halloween Recipe Card

This is my first ever recipe card and I had a lot of fun working on it! Can't wait to make more! Am also swaping these at my card swap tomorrow! Went a little more simple on this since my card was a little more detailed. Hope ya'll enjoy!

How I made it:
Card Base - 6" x 6"
Mat Size - 5 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Paper - Recollections
Cardstock - Stampin Up!
Jewels & Ribbon - Michael's

Friday, September 23, 2011

Witchy Wishes

Evening all! Hope ya'll had a good week... it's been a little crazy overe here. Been working 12 hour days this week, but have finally caught up on my sleep, YAY!

Here's a card I made for my card swap next week. The theme is Halloween, so fun! This card took me a little while but it turned out pretty good!

Card Base - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Orange Mat - 4" x  2"
White Mat - 3 3/4" x 1 3/4"
Happy Hauntings Cart (Branch, Witch Hat & Spider cut @ 3")
Accent Essentials Cart (Circle cut @ 3")
Black & White Cardstock - Stampin Up
All other Cardstock - Recollections
Owl & Decorative Label Punch - Stampin Up
Cuttlebug Script Embossing Folder
ATG gun, Zig 2-Way Glue & Glue Dots

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Simple & Elegant Card

Morning all!

Am back from Port Aransas and had a GREAT time! Nothing better than a long weekend on the beach, so much fun! This week I'm working very long hours, but am going to try my best to get a few blog posts in.

Here's a very elegant but simple card (designed by the lovely Elizabeth) I made using all Stampin Up products. It would be wonderful as an anniversary card or to send to a close friend or family member.

As always, ENJOY! Have a terrific Tuesday!

Friday, September 16, 2011

September Challenge Winner

I just want to send a HUGE thank you to all the ladies who participated in my September challenge. The creations turned out beautiful... you can never go wrong with flowers I think!

Now for our winner, selected from

Congratulations Patsy! I will be contacting you soon! Below is the card she created for my challenge and it is just lovely.

Thanks again to everyone that joined in on my challenge. Come back next month for another wonderful Welch Challenge next month and another GREAT giveaway!

Off to a busy day of work now, then onward to the BEACH! Have a great Friday all!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

U Rock My World

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Hope ya'll are doing well... have a quick post tonight. These long days are killing me, I admire all those who can get through these types of days cause it's not easy (For me at least).  I've been working on some things that I get to show ya'll next week! Can't wait!

For now, here's a quick and simple card I put together!

Recipe (All products are Stampin Up):
Card Base - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Mat Size - 5 1/4" x 3"
Kraft & Whisper White Cardstock
Square Lattice Embossing Folder
Decorative Label & Postage Punch
Sentiment - Perfect Words Hostess Set

Monday, September 12, 2011

Fancy Favor Box

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Am back from my weekend and on the way back home we were able to go through Bastrop and see the fire damage. The ground is just covered in ashes and the homes are completely destroyed, it was so sad to see. Still praying for all those affected by this horrific wildfire.

I received my new Stampin Up order, my Pink By Design stamp of the month set and some more adhesive on my doorstep so that was certainly a nice surprise! So needless to say, I will be busy in my craftroom, YAY!

One of my favorite things I got was the "Fancy Favor Box" Die for my Big Shot! It's so easy to assemble and fun to play around with! Can't wait to make lots of fun gift bags with it!

Here's my first bag I made, which I got this idea from mkkimber on YouTube. So the stamp I used for this was "you inspire me" which I thought was very fitting cause I was very inspired!

As always, enjoy!

Friday, September 9, 2011

The Gift of Friendship

Morning all!

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I haven't felt too good cause of all the smoke from one of the wildfires that's about 30 minutes from us. I can't even imagine what those in Bastrop are going through, my heart goes out to all of them. My family used to own some property out in Bastrop, which is completely destroyed now. My mom also works with a few people from there and they have all lost their homes. Not sure if there is any rain on the horizon, but we sure need it! Praying for all those families, firefighters, volunteers  and anyone else affected by the fires.

I'm actually heading that way this evening as my sister is having her sweet 16 tomorrow. Hopefully I can make it into Austin. My wonderful grandma placed an order with me for some framed quotes so just wanted to share what I made with ya'll. She wanted it to have mountains and water in it if possible and some light blue.

Here's everything before being put together:

And here is the finished frame!

I probably won't be able to post until Monday evening since I will be out of town. Don't forget to join in on my challenge, I'm giving away a great Cricut cart! Have a Fabulous Friday all!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Purse Photo Frame/ Trinket Box

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The hubby came home today and it's so nice to not have an empty house anymore! Loving it! Went to one of my favorite craft stores the other day to do a little shopping and found a cute little purse frame that I thought I could be crafty with! This also makes a great trinket box or possible a jewelry box... so many great uses!

Ready, Set, Paint!

Step One - Apply an antique white to the front. (Not sure why I did this step because in the end I used some wonderful pattern paper on the front!)

Step Two - Paint the inside, back and sides of the purse with a dark color.

Step Three - Put the handle back on and add whatever embellishment(s) your prefer. (I used a lovely Martha Stewart Ribbon) That's it, your done!

As always enjoy!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

The great outdoors!

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Evening all!

Hope ya'll have enjoyed your Labor Day weekend! It's so nice to just have some time off to relax and enjoy! I was able to get the house cleaned and learn a new song on guitar! The hubby comes home on Tuesday and can't wait!

Since I've been making a lot of cards lately, I wanted to change it up a bit. How bout a layout? I really do enjoy scrapbooking, am just bad about not getting my pictures printed, lol. My goal for this Fall is to get back into making layouts!

Back in college, the Palo Duro Canyon was just 10 miles away so we got to visit it frequently and I sure do miss it. It is just beautiful! So here's a layout I made of us at this wonderful canyon... brings back so many great memories!

Layout Size - 12" x 12"
Frame Size - 11" x 11"
Outer, Corner & Butterfly Paper - Colorbok
Paper on Frame and Background - Stampin Up "Well Worn"
Sentiment -  ("Our Journey to the Great Outdoors") Colorbok
Butterfly Punch - Stampin Up
Inked Edges - I used Stampin Up "Early Espresso" Ink
ATG gun, Zig 2-Way Glue Pen, Pop Dots

Hope ya'll enjoy! Have a GREAT night! 

Friday, September 2, 2011

The finished invite!

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So as you all know, I've been working on some wedding invitations for a bride in Alaska. I'm so thrilled to show ya'll the finished product! It came out wonderful!

Hope ya'll enjoy this as much as I do! 

Thursday, September 1, 2011

My 2nd Challenge!

I've decided to have a challenge the 1st of every month now! Trying to come up with a name for my challenge still, so any suggestions are welcome!

For today's challenge, I'd like ya'll to create a project (card, layout, treat box, etc.) with some type of flower on it. So pretty much, anything goes... just make sure it has at least 1 flower on it!

Here's what I came up with! And this is actually for an order that came in. She wanted stationary cards with a flower and her initials on it... it came out nicely I think!

Now it's your turn! Have at it! And this time I will leave the challenge open for 2 weeks so you have plenty of time to enter! And after you submit your project be sure to leave a comment.

Ooo... and I almost forgot that one lucky winner will receive this great Cricut Cart:

Best of luck!