Sunday, November 14, 2010

Snowflake Card

I absolutely love snowflakes, so here is my card!

I cut the card out of blue glitter paper with my Beyond Birthdays Cart at 9x8in using my gypsy. The rectangles were all cut from the Don Juan cart at various sizes.

I embossed the white paper with a stamp and silver embossing powder to make the background paper. Then I used my Cuttlebug to emboss the dark blue paper with my snowflake embossing folder. I used silver ink to add dimension and bring out the pattern on the darker paper. I distressed the ruffled rectangle with blue ink to bring it out, and added a stamp to the center box. I added blue glitter glue and two snowflakes to bring everything together!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Anything Goes- Emboss

Papertake weekly- Sketch

Spoonful of Sugar- Snowflakes

Craft your Passion- Double anything on card

Cricut Cardz- Christmas with a Cricut Card Cut

ABC Challenge- H is for Holidays

ABC Christmas- Winter Wonderland

Saturday Challenge- Sparkle and Shine

2 Sisters- Christmas

Ellephantastic Challenge- Christmas

Sew Many Cards- Blue and White

Sweet Stampin Challenge- Snowflake
Marks Finest Papers- Snowflake

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Card Swap with Scrappy-go-lucky

Hi Everyone! Welcome to day 6 of the Scrappy-Go-Lucky Blog Hop! Each Day until November 2, Scrappy-Go-Lucky will be giving away one Scrapcessories Cartridge Caddy with one cartridge insert. These are ideal for storing your Cricut Cartridges. The prize will be posted anywhere in Australia- International blog-hoppers are welcome to enter but will need to pay postage if you win.

Onto my card:

The theme for this card swap was "Fantasy". When I think of fantasy I think of elves, fairies, dragons, and princesses! I had to narrow it down a little and when I found this stamp by Inkadinkado, it was perfect!

I love butterflies, and what I loved most about this butterfly is that it was made up of three fairies. Do you see them? Inside the card there is another stamp from the same collection that is a flower made up of butterflies. Isn't it true that fantasy is not always what it looks like:)

For my card, I cut my black cardstock down to 12 by 4, and scored the long side at 4 inches and 10 inches to get my side gatefold. I stamped the Butterfly onto white cardstock and carefully cut around it to leave a slight border. I then attached it to the silver glitter cardstock with a single piece of super sticky tape down the middle, so that I could crease the wings slightly to give it some dimension. I then carefully cut the silver cardstock. and attached it to my card. I used another stamp from Inkadinkado for the silver swirl on the other side of the card. I added some pearls and jewels to jazz it up a little bit.

To enter to win one of Scrapcessories Cartridge Caddies, all you need to do is leave a message on this post. One winner will be drawn for each days major posting. All winners will be drawn at random on Tuesday November 2.
Check back with Scrappy-Go-Lucky tomorrow to see where to go next!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

My first sewing project

I have tried multiple times to learn how to sew and have never been successful. I am trying again, with the help of my friend Kim, to learn how to sew, crochet and knit in exchange for piano lessons for her son. Yesterday she walked me through the basics: ironing the fabric to avoid being out of square, finished edges, how to put thread on a bobbin, how to get the thread and bobbin correctly in the machine, how to put pins in the fabric, and finally how to sew. I practiced on a scrap a few times before I tried the pillow.

I am so proud of how well the pillow came out! I did everything with wonderful supervision, but feel really good about doing it myself! I told Kim that once I learn to crochet, maybe I can make a flower and hand sew it on the pillow to make it a little less plain. For my first project though, I did well!

Next up- a table runner! Other upcoming sewing projects: a fancy pillow with trim for my living room, Roman shades for my dining room, and maybe one day I will brave making some pajama pants (the last time I tried pants was the end of my sewing experience up til now-it was bad. Who knew that you were supposed to sew the front to the back section, instead of the two fronts together and the two backs together?) Who knows what else we will make, but I'm excited to learn!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Adult Halloween/Birthday Card

My friend Jeff's birthday is October 31st, so I had a great time making him a halloween/Birthday card. Every year when we celebrate his birthday, when he sees me he says "Hey Trick, where's my treat?" So this year when I was contemplating a card for him, I decided to tease him with his own humor.

I got the sketch from Jitterbuggin, and went from there!

I cut out my girl, ghost, hair and bikini from the Paper Doll Dress Up cart at 3 in. I then cut out the bag and candy from Doodlecharms at 2 in, and added some star bling. I did this as a z-fold card-which is my first! I had been thinking of making one, and when looking at the sketch I could see a gatefold, I knew that this fold would work as well.
I am entering this card in these challenges:
Jitterbuggin- recipe, sketch- Halloween
Cricut Cardz- z-fold
Stampavie- More than one fold
One Stitch at a time- Spooky Halloween

Friday, October 1, 2010

Card Swap

It feels like such a long time since I've posted anything! It has been a busy two weeks and I've primarily been working on cards for a card swap that I'm finishing up! The theme was Fantasy and we were only allowed to use black, white and silver. It took me a while to come up with what I wanted to do. When I think of "Fantasy" I think of fairies, dragons, castles, ogres, elves, etc.

The main part of my card is this great stamp I got at Michaels made by Inkadinkado. I love buterflies and when I saw that this butterfly was made up by fairies I thought it would be perfect! Can you see all three fairies? The stamp inside the card is a flower made up of butterflies:) I cut my black cardstock to 12 by 4, then scored at 4 and at 10 to get the side gatefold. I stamped the image onto white cards stock and then cut around it. I then used sticky tape to only put adhesive on the middle when I put it on the silver glittery paper so that I could bend the wings up and give it some dimension. I then cut the silver paper slightly bigger than the butterfly. I also used another stamp from Inkadinkado for the swirl on the outside. I then added gems and pearls to give it a little bling. It is simple, but I think it turned out beautifully

I made this card for a card swap, with no challenges in mind, but it fits for a few so I'm entering this card in these challenges:

Practical Scrappers- stamp
Digi Doodles- 3D
Cardz TV- no cricut!
Alphabet challenge- W is for wings

Sunday, September 19, 2010

God's gift of Music

This week, Crafty Creations had a challenge to make something with a music or dance theme. With me being in music ministry, this is a perfect theme. I think half of the cards I make are music related.
I used a stamp for my primary image that says "The gift of music is a gift from God". I also used a piece of music as one of my background papers.
Besides music, I love glitter and bling:) My husband always finds glitter on me, even when I haven't been crafting! I think it must be in our air!
This was my first time tring to distress , and not sure how well it worked. I thought that the white circle just needed something else, so I rubbed my inkpad around the circle to help it stand out a little. Then I added a few glittery and pearly flowers, a few gems and ribbon to finish it off.
I am entering this card in these challenges:
Crafty Creations- Music or Dance
Stampavie- Sketch
The ABC Challenge- D for distressing
365 Cards- 2 things that make you happy

Birthday cards!

September is a busy birthday month! I have two friends with birthday's today even! So, guess what I made this weekend? Yep...birthday cards:)

I scraplifted this design for Dawn's Stamping studio. Here is the link if you want to learn how to make this design. I loved it and this was my first attempt at making this card, and I think it turned out wonderfully! I love the fact that it folds down for mailing and then can stand up to be able to see it!

The pink polka dotted paper and black and white flower paper I have had for about 2 years and this was the first time I had used it! I went on a shopping spree a few years ago when Michales had their paper really cheap and I still have not used even a 1/4 of the papers I bought! I used a stamp for the flowers and the Happy Birthday Sentiment on the pop up section. I actually drew and colored Kim's name by hand. I love the color combo of the black, pink, white and gray! I finished it with a glittery flower, ribbon and three buttons.
I am entering this card in these challenges:
More than Favors- Pink, Black, Grey and White
A Crafty Little Place- Recipe (1 flower, 2 designer papers, 3 buttons)
Scrapbookaholic- Scraplift someone
Alphabet Chellenge- U for unused stash
Saturday Challenge- Anything Goes

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Birthday card!

I made this birthday card for someone really special, but I can't say who, just in case she sees this post before her birthday. I think it is probably one of my favorite cards I've made so far!
This is the first gatefold card I have made! It measures 6 by 6 finished. I used my accent essentials cart to cut out the layers under the sentiment at 3in. I used some flowers I got from Michaels and jewels to embellish the card, and used stickers from paper studio for the sentiment. I used my divine swirl cuttlebug to do the embossing on the light purple layer beneath the sentiment.

I am entering this card in these challenges:

2 Sisters Challenge- Monocromatic
My Time to Craft- Jeweled
Pile it on- Layers
Crafty Ann's- Monocrome
Project Tuesday- Gatefold Card
Cuttlebug Challenge- Birthday with 2 layers and cuttlebug
Crafty Cardmakers- Clean and Simple

Friday, September 10, 2010


The other night my husband and I decided to start putting together a puzzle as something fun to do that did not involve watching TV. We had our choice of two different Noah's Ark puzzles. The first night we spent sorting the pieces and putting together the border. Tonight, our second night, we decided to knock out what we considered the easier parts. As you can see below, we made a lot of progress but still have a lot of pieces to fill in. We are having a great time helping each other and enjoying each others company! Yay quality time!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Snow much fun

It has been a while since I did a scrapbook layout, but I found the most wonderful sketch at Practical scrapers and immediately thought of a snow theme!

I used white paper for the background, and 2 patterned papers from my Paper Studio All Seasons Paper pack. I used pictures on our snowfall in February right before my birthday (which was on Mardi Gras this year). I cut out snowflakes in all different sizes from Home Accents, Accent Essentials and Doodlecharms out of various blue scraps and white glitter paper. I cut out the sentiment from Calligraphy Collecetion (the snowflake is from Accent Essentials). I added a few jewels and pearls to dress up the snowflakes, and also added a few embossed silver snowflakes.

I am entering this is these challenges:

Practical Scrappers- Sketch

A Crafty Little Place- Anything Goes

Papertake Weekly- Just the one color (mainly blue)

Stampavie- Anything but a card

Crafty Cardmakers- Glitter and Sparkle

My Pink Stamper- Winter

Sunday, August 29, 2010

2 more crafts for the weekend

The first card is is for 2 challenges. I cut Rudolf from the Doddlecharms cart at 1 1/2 inches and the holly from the Stretch Your Imagination cart at 1/2 inch.

I am entering this card in:
365 Days- Sketch
ABC Christmas- R for Rudolf

For this bookmark, I used my Sweethearts cart to draw the swirl on with cricut markers at 1 inch. I added a few pearls and jewels and wrote on one of my favorite quotes from Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone.

I am entering this in:
Creative Inspirations- Bookmark
Sentimental Sunday- Words to inspire
Stampavie- swirls

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Plain and Simple

Here is my card for a few challenges:

Totally Papercrafts- Plain and Simple
365 Cards- Keep it Simple

One Sketch, two cards

I really loved the sketch from Get Sketchy this week, so I made two cards to enter into some challenges.

Two create this first card, I took a piece of orange scrap cardstock that was laying around for the base of my card. I then made the three flowers out of bronze colored 22 gauge wire and my jig I use for making jewelry. I cut out three 1 1/4 inch circles out of the purple cardstock. I then used a scrap of this patterened paper that I love! I used a pink ribbon, 2 white buttons and the words "Thank you" were cut from the Thank you cuttlebug die cut.
This card will be entered in the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion- handmade flowers
A Spoonful of Sugar- 3 flowers, 2 buttons, 1 ribbon

The following card I made with the same sketch. I used black cardstock as the base. Took a piece of music I have here and cut it down. Cut 3 1/14 inch circles out of the teal glitter, then used my eigth note punch for the notes, black ribbon and stickers spelling out "Thanks". Since I am a musicians I love making cards that are music themed because I can use them for just about anything! I am entering this card into the Get Sketchy Challenge, even though both would fit.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Happy Birthday Dad!

Tomorrow is my Father-in-law's birthday and I wanted to make him a special card. I always have a little bit of trouble making cards for guys, because so much of my papers I have on hand are pink and purple or have flowers or hearst on them. I just got this new paper last week though, and I thought it would be perfect for this card. I kept it simple, and took the sketch from the 2 Sisters Challenge Blog to get me started. I think he will like it!

Challenges I am entering this in:

2 Sisters Challenge- Sketch

Rosie D's- One for the Guys

Friday, August 20, 2010

Welcome to the World Baby Ryan!

My cousin just had her first child, today, Ryan. I've never been really close to my cousins, because they all grew up in the same city and we always lived far away, but I am overjoyed at the birth of my new second cousin!

I remember seeing the challeneg at Made by Momo and thinking "I have no reason to make a baby card" and wrote it off, until I got a message from my cousin saying they were going in early for a C-section.

This is the first Easel card I've made as well. I used my Doodlecharm cart to cut out the bear and bottle at 1 1/2 and my Stretch your imagination cart to cut out the baby at 2. I used my Fabulous Finds to cut out the blue piece (1 1/2) with his name and Don Juan for his name (1 1/8).

I was also fortunate to find that the Jitterbuggin and Papertake weekly sketches were so similar that I could use this card to enter both.

I'm entering this card in a few challenges:

Made by Momo- Babies, Diapers and Onesies

Papertake Weekly- Sketch

Digi Doodles- Anything Goes

Cricut Cardz- Anything Goes

Jitterbuggin- Born to be wild

ABC Challenge- B is for Blue

Thursday, August 19, 2010

First Christmas cards of the year!

My goal is to make as many of my Christmas cards this year as possible, and with the help of multiple challenges I have made my first 4!

ABC Christmas challenge is devoted to helping us start early and build up to a stack of Christmas cards, before December arrives unnoticed! This is my first challenge of the year at this site, so I'm a little behind :)

The Challenge for the week was Quick and Easy cards, with an extra challenge to create more than one using this sketch:

Other Challenges I am entering:

A Spoonful of Sugar- Christmas

Crafty Ann's Challenge- Christmas

Stampavie- Christmas

ABC Christmas Challenge- Quick and Easy Christmas

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

This week on Wordless Wednesday the theme is Street or Road. I love this road because it is the road that connects the church that I serve at and the Walmart accross the street. How appropriate-don't you think? :)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Engagement Card!

I am so happy to announce that my brother-in-law is now engaged to a wonderful (and crafty!) woman. To celebrate their engagement I made them this beautiful card. This is my first time making a swing card, and I love how it turned out.

I used white cardstock cut down to 7 1/2 by 7 1/2 as my base. Then I added on the light blue paper I've had for years. In the swing square I also added a layer of vellum with hearts printed on it. For the text I used my DS to meld the names which are cut from the Jasmine cart on white glitter paper. The "&" came from Graphically speaking (my newest cart) and the hearts were melded in DS from the Hannah Montana cart. I added a few pearls and rhinestones to the front to dress it up a bit.

I am entering this card into a few challenges:

Creative Card Crew- Sparkle & Shine

Rosie D's- More than 1 fold
Craft your passion- Anything Goes

My Time to Craft- Glitter and Glitz
Crafty Pad- Glitz and Glitter

Anything goes- 3 layers

Monday, August 16, 2010

Want to win a Scrapbox and giant Paper cutter?

I have seen these for years and always dreamed of having a Workbox from The Original Scrapbox company! Multiple blogs that I follow and subscribe to are having a contest for the Limited Edition Workbox. This is a scrapbookers paradise of organization!
To enter into this contest here are a list of blogs that you can go to for details:

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Since this is my first Wordless Wednesday entry, I should share a few words (but not too many!)
Besides making cards and scrapbooking I LOVE to take photos! Now I can share some of my favorites.
This picture was taken in Florence, Italy on my honeymoon. It is a reflection of the famous bell tower next to IL Duomo. One of my favs from our trip!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Thank You card

I need to make a few Thank you cards and this is the first one of three. I used a Fiskars Heart circle punch to cut out the white circle, then cut out a 4 in circle from Accent Essentials for the background. I used some flower brads that I have had for years and used the Jazmine cart to cut the 1 1/2 inch sentiment. I used foam squares to raise the white circle and give it some dimension. Hope you enjoy!
The challenges I am entering this card in is:
Made by Momo- Flowers
Papertake Weekly- White and Bright
Stamp, Scrap and Doddle- Clean and Simple
Digi Doodle- Punch or Cut
Mami Doodles- Anything Goes

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Peachy Keen Stamps, Fantabulous Cricut and Cricut Circle Challenge

For the Peachy Keen Stamp Challenge you had to use the sketch below as your inspiration. The Fantabulous Cricut Challenge asked you to create a card or project using an animal cut (good thing my Paper Doll Dress Up cart came today, which is where I got the unicorn!) For the Cricut Circle challenge you needed to use up those papers and scraps you have had for a while and never used. The cloud background paper I used I have had for about 2 years. I went a little crazy at a Michael's paper sale and bought about 200 individual sheets!

I created a Noah's ark card, which was perfect since I collect Noah's ark! I love it and hope you do too!

Other challenges I entered this is: Creative Inspirations- Animals
Paper Playtime- Miss You

Voting has begun!

Click here to vote for my card in Paper Craft's Weekly Challenge!

Mine is the Blue and Green Get Well Card at the bottom :)

Update: I came in third at the papercraft challenege! :)

Friday, July 30, 2010

Paper Craft Star and Cricut Cardz Challenge

Today I made a card that fit two different challenges. The first challenge from Paper Craft Star was to use the sketch below to to create a layout or a project. The second challenge was from Cricut Cardz. I had to create a Get Well card using blue, green black and white only.
I decided to turn the sketch sideways and change it up a bit. I used my French Manor cart to create the card form with the sunflower swirl image. I then backed it with white paper and used glitter to fill in the white space. I cut the "Get Well Soon" from Beyond Birthdays and mounted it on green paper. I used black ink on the sides of the green box to bring it out against the light blue. Then I used white and blue gems to create the flower and dots.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Few more older cards- Warning! Some are Better than others :)

Here are a few more cards I've made in the past for my family. I didn't start taking pics of cards I made until more recently, so they were kind enough to take pictures of them and email me! Good thing they kept them!

Jitterbuggin Callenge

This week's Jitterbuggin challenge was to make a card using the provided sketch, using black, white and one accent color. It also had to include one punch and a Cricut cut. Since Black and white in one of my fav color combos, I added a little light teal as my accent color. I don't have very many punches, but I did have an eighth note, which inspired me to do a music themed card. Obviously, being in music ministry, I can never go wrong with music. I used my favorite Hannah Montana Cart to do the Treble clef and the font. I love how it turned out, even though it took me a while to get it perfect:) Enjoy!

Other challenges I entered this in: Mami Doodles-Anything Goes
Friends Having Fun- Pop Challenge "Glee"

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Nieces Birthday Card

Back in April, my absoulutely adorable niece Logan had a birthday. She is the only niece I have, and unfortunaetly she lives halfway accross the country. Since I did not know what she might want for her birthday, I decided to send money (even though I wanted to send something more personal.) So I decided that I would make her the best birthday card I could imagine!

She was having a birthday party on an aquarium boat (whatever that is) so I went for an ocean theme. After 4 hours of searching for the perfect stickers, paper and ideas (Michaels, Jo Ann's, Hobby Lobby, then back to Jo Ann's and Michaels!) I came home and spent aother few hours making the card.

I found this great bubble hologram paper at Hobby Lobby, most of the stickers at Jo Ann's and the pearls for the bubbles at Michaels. I used design studio to create the bubbles, then went back and outlined them and added the letters with a cricut marker. I made a pop-up, because I though it would be more fun and allow more stickers :)

A few days later when I got a text with her holding the card saying, "Thanks for the awesome card. I Luv it!" it was all worthwhile!