Friday, November 2, 2012

Autumn Accents Candle

It has been way too long since I've done a blog post! The wedding was absolutely beautiful, all of us girls got to make out grand entrance on a yacht!
I absolutely love the Fall, in fact it's my favorite time of year. I wanted to make a thank you gift to all my fantastic volunteers that help me stuff Worship guides for the church.
When I saw this project, I had to do it! This was designed by Lynn from Craft Project Central.
I changed it up a bit as I didn't have a large pillar candle.

Now, I really had fun inking up all the leaves. I used the Stampin Up Very Vanilla card stock for the leaves and then the Early Espresso for the leaf backings.
Faux Fossil Technique:
To ink the leafs, get a page protector sheet ( any size will work) and cut 2 of the edges so that the only edge attached is the edge with the 3 holes. Now open it up and place one color on the right side and one color on the left. Close and rub together - it will mix the colors and form little air bubbles and such which will give the leave the awesome texture. And last, place your leaves in, close and rub hard to adhere all the ink to them. After you've inked all the leaves, take a dark brown ink and ink your edges.
Stampin Up Very Vanilla, Early Espresso & Cajun Craze Cardstock
Stampin Up More Mustard, Red Riding Hood & Early Espresso Ink
Stampin Up More Mustard Stitched Ribbon
Stampin Up Autumn Accents Die
Stampin Up Square Lattice Embossing Folder
Chipboard for base
Redliner Tape ( 1 inch) / Adhesive
Have a blessed day!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Christmas Card Class

Went to a lovely Christmas card class this past weekend! I'm really trying to get back in the swing of things.
Here are the cards, hope you enjoy!

Going to a crop this weekend and my plan is to work on wedding favors for my brother-in-laws wedding at the end of October. It is fast approaching!
Have a blessed day all!

Friday, September 28, 2012


Got to go to another fabulous card class and this time we got to make our very own stationary set! They turned out beautiful!
You could use any color you'd like, but we used Stampin Up midnight muse as our main color. The blue ribbon you see is Stampin Up's new in-color ribbon and it is just stunning!

I also just had my first Scentsy Open house, which went incredibly well! As a thank you to my guests I ordered some warmer spatulas and gave one to each person.
Here's how I displayed these cute little things:

Hope ya'll enjoy! I will be headed to another card class tomorrow and can't wait to show ya'll what I made! :)


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Halloween Card Swap

It seems like forever since I've done a card swap! Fun as always and such wonderful inspiration...
Here is the card I made for the swap using the Jack of All Trades stamp set by Stampin Up

And here are all the lovely cards from the swap:

Hope ya'll enjoy! :)


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Kick Up Your Heels!

If they had a spot in the genius book of world records for worst blogger I think I'd be in the running! I just can't seem to stay on the ball when it comes to posting.
Have a cute and simple card for ya'll today. The stamp set I used comes from Stampin Up's Bootiful Occasions set, which is oh so cute!

Hope ya'll enjoy! Off to bed now... long day of work ahead of me. 

Monday, August 20, 2012

Vinyl Stencil

Thought I'd try my hand at making my own vinyl stencil!
It's a bit of work, but its so much FUN to do!

I made this with my lovely stencil!

And here's how I made it:

STEP ONE - Gather all your supplies! You want to make sure you have everything you need!
As you can see I'm missing my Scissors in the pic below and you DEFINITELY need them! :)

STEP TWO - Trace your image (With or pencil or erasable pen) by placing the printed image under the vinyl sheet

STEP THREE - Take your traced vinyl image and cut it out

STEP FOUR - Tape Vinyl Stencil to whatever you'd like to paint it on and
then paint whatever color(s) you'd like!

STEP FIVE - Let paint dry, then take off stencil

STEP SIX - Add the final touches. As you can see I had a few imperfections so I just hid them with a little bit of glitter! And it sure did make it stand out more!

Hope ya'll enjoy! I am truly trying my best to get some more blog posts for ya'll. Still
trying to adjust to this working full time business! I'm just so exhausted now when I
come home from work. Maybe a little cardio workout after work might help energize
me to get back into my craftroom!

Until next time, happy crafting all!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Card Box

Afternoon all! I am in the process of getting my craft room back to normal so I can post more often!
For now, here's a card box and 2 cards I made in a card class a while back. Can't believe I forgot to show these to ya'll!

Hope ya'll ENJOY! :)

All product used is Stampin Up!

In other exciting news, I am officially a Scentsy consultant, crazy! :) Am so excited about this new venture. I will add a blog button which will be directed to my Scentsy site!

Until next time, happy crafting all!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Postage Due

Am finally getting back to normal! Hopefully I'll be able to post more often now! :)
I've ordered some more wonderful things from Stampin Up and one of my new favorite stamp sets is Postage Due. If your into a little bit of vintage, this stamp set is right up your alley!

Here's a quick and simple card I made using this set:

Everything I used on this card is from Stampin Up! Hope ya'll enjoy!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012


So I'm sure all of ya'll have been wondering what I've been up to? Its been nearly 2-3 weeks since I last posted, which is so sad.

I have just been a busy bee with my full time job! The hubby's been home so we've been traveling a bit and I can't believe it's almost time for him to head back out to the rig. Time sure does fly by!

And now when I'm about to get back into my craftroom, I come down with a summer cold that is kicking my butt! And the meds the doctor gave me make me so drowsy! So needless to say after I get home from work I pass plum out! I'm hoping and praying to be back to normal by the end of this week.

I will definitely have a post by the end of this week. Thanks to all those that continue to follow, ya'll are wonderful! :)

Friday, July 13, 2012

Earring Holder

Afternoon all! Hope everyone has had a wonderful week! Its been raining like crazy here in Texas, but its kind of a nice change from the hot weather! :)

So I was trying to figure out something new to create when I came accross this adorable earring holder and I had to give it a try. Got this idea from Amanda of!

Here's what you need:

Now take the glass and backing off of the 8x10 frame:

Now, lets do a little painting! I just used white, but you can use any color you'd like!

Now, get your framing wires and staple to the back of the painted frame:

Almost done! Just place your new earring holder where you want it with all your fabulous earrings!

Such a FUN project to do! :) 

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

3D Letters

Work is just keeping me busy, busy! But I managed to get some more crafting in! :)
Made some 3D letters and am going to put them up in my office. This is an SVG and
it comes from the wonderful Mary & Leo of

Hope ya'll enjoy them as much as I do! :)
Until next time... Happy Crafting!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

More Wedding Layouts!

Had the opportunity to get some more of my wedding album done! And plan on working on some more this evening! :) The 2 LO designs below were designed by Karrie Allen.

Now, I haven't put any pictures on this LO yet, but still wanted to show it off!

Here's my Cake Cutting LO:

Aren't these little postage stamp pics just the cutest? I love it and it adds just a lil something more to the LO!

As always, ENJOY!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Tree Wedding Invite

As ya'll have probably noticed, I haven't been doing much crafting lately! :(
 Its been hard to find time to get into my craft room, but I'm off for the 4th and on Friday so am looking forward to getting in there and creating some things!

I have however been working on some wedding invites and wanted to show them off:

Hope ya'll enjoy!

Monday, June 25, 2012

My birthday bundle!

Today was the first day of my new job and I think it went pretty well! Overwhelming, but good! They had flowers and lots of candy on my desk when I arrived, which was very sweet!

Also celebrated my 25th birthday this past weekend and got lots of fun stuff! And to top it all off, I gonna be getting a Sizzix Eclips so I'm pretty excited about that!

Here's my birthday bundle I received from my hubby, friends and family!

Have a wonderful evening!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Card Box w/Money Cards

Hope everyone is doing well! My next challenge will start at the beginning of next week so be sure to check back!

I had a card class on Wednesday evening and just wanted to show off the super cute and simple cards we made! They are money cards and this was my first time making this type of card. So easy!

Wednesday evening I also did a few cricut cuts from the Lacy Labels cart which I
will be adding to my wedding album soon!

Large frame and background cut @ 9 3/4"
Small frame cut @ 5 3/4"

Hope ya'll enjoy!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Winner of WC Challenge #8

To everyone who participated in this challenge, thanks so much! I really enjoyed looking at ya'lls beautiful layouts!

If anyone has any suggestions for an upcoming challenge just let me know!

Now on to our winner...
Congrats Jessie , you are the lucky winner of a $15 gift certificate to Scraptastical Kreations
I will be contacting you later this evening!

Here's what she had to say:

Off to a card class and can't wait to show off what I made! :)

Monday, June 18, 2012

A Cup of Thanks

Click here if your looking for my Welch Creations Challenge #8! Just 1 more day to enter!

To fill ya'll in on what's been happening I did end up getting the new job! I'm so excited and nervous all at the same time. Looking forward to working with such a wonderful group of talented people.
In training this week, then my first official day will be the 25th!

So I've been hung up on the Stampin Up "Tea Shoppe" set! It is just so sweet and elegant!
Here's another card I made, hope ya'll enjoy!

Card Base - 4 1/4" x 11" (Folded size 4 1/4" x 5 1/2")
Mat - 4" x 5 1/4" w/bottom corners rounded
Cardstock and Stamps - Stampin Up!

Hope ya'll enjoy!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Just for You

Click here if your looking for my Welch Creations Challenge #8!

Am finally getting around to posting! Life has been crazy busy as always, it seems. I got
a new job, which I start in about a week or so! I will more than likely have Fridays off so
will be spending that time crafting and hopefully will have lots of creations to show off!

I made a simple, but elegant card that I wanted to share! All paper and supplies are from Stampin Up!

As always, enjoy! Will be back soon with more creations! :)

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Welch Creations Challenge #8

It's that time again... time for another wonderful challenge! I'm thrilled to annouce that I finally
have my first challenge sponsor!

Let's get back to the basics and dig out some pictures that need some love!
Challenge #8 - Create a simple scrapbook layout

I'm still trying to finish up my wedding album so I decided to make a wedding layout!
It is very simple right now, but later I will go back in and add some embellishments and such!
Hope ya'll enjoy!

Challenge Rules:
1) You may only enter the challenge once
2) Must be a new project, made for this challenge
3) Link up your submission directly to your blog post
4) Have fun and be sure to leave a comment!

Challenge Sponsor:

Kristy, of Scraptastical Kreations has donated a $15 gift card, which will
be given to one lucky winner!

Scraptastical Kreations offers cute and simple hand drawn paper piercing patterns and digi stamps that are a perfect addition to any project!  If you have time hop on over to Kristy's wonderful blog and check it out!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

WC Challenge #7 Winner

First, I just want to say thanks again to all that entered and have been enjoying my challenges! If you have any suggestions on future challenges feel free to let me know!

All the projects submitted were wonderful... my favorite part is looking at all of them!

Now on to our lucky winner...

Congrats Jenny! I will be contacting you soon!
Here's what she had to say:

Hope everyone has a great day... be back soon with another challenge!