Saturday, July 14, 2012


Two blog posts in one week!  OMG!  I'm on a roll...but don't get used to it, I don't know how long I'll be able to keep this streak going.  This is a card I made for re:Discover that can be used for a wedding or baby shower/arrival.  I love the delicate colors!  I cut out the flower from a large sheet of paper...I don't remember which line it came from.  I made the same exact card for my cousin Dana for her Bridal shower this past weekend.  In place of the "Congratulations" sentiment I stamped "Bridal Shower" instead. 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Catchin' Up

Okay, I know it's disgusting how long it's been since I updated my blog but life has been crazy lately, leaving me with little time to craft.  Last week I finally had some down time to create and it felt so great to pull out my supplies again.  This is a birthday card I created for my sister.  I was inspired by a similar card I saw in Paper Crafts magazine so I recreated it.  I loved the color combo and after staring at it a while I decided I loved it so much that I'd make the same one for my sister-in-law and one to sell at re:Discover!  I also decided to stage it with this vase I purchased from Anthropologie a while ago.  I didn't come up with this clever idea, it was actually staged like this in Paper Crafts Magazine too which is why it really caught my eye.  Enjoy!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Twistin' #107

Here is my take on this week's sketch over at Twisted Sketches.  The twist today is chipboard.  As you can see, I used chipboard letters to spell out "mom"! I love love this color combination together!  I used some fun lacy elastic ribbon to give it a more feminine feel. Head over to Twisted to try it out for yourself!

Friday, May 25, 2012


Here's a quick card I put together for my sister-in-law for her birthday.  I saw a similar card layout on Maile Belles blog (I loooooove her cards) and couldn't resist using the same layout.  This stamp set was one that I found a while ago at Joann's and it has all kinds of sweet treats to choose from, I've never used it before.  I colored the cupcakes with my copics and then added some rhinestones as sprinkles on the bottom one.  It's a fun and feminine birthday card that was easy to put together.  I will definitely be using this layout again!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Twistin' #105

 This week's Twisted Sketch was flower!  I love flowers, they make me so very happy.  I created this baby card using a button from the Sassafras line by October Afternoon.  As you can see, the button has a flower center.  Check out this week's Twisted Sketch and try your own take on this fun challenge!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Catchin' Up

Oh my poor blog!  I miss you.  I haven't posted in a while due to a hectic work and social schedule, but I hope I am able to update more frequently because I miss my craft supplies.  I figured I would share a custom order that I have been working on for the last couple months.  I was hired by azure photography to create packaging for their wedding albums that are given to the bride.  The wonderful thing about azure is that Christie (the owner & operator) is really focused on creating a beautiful package for the happy couple.  She includes a bottle of wine and several sized albums in her delivery of the final product.  As a result, I have made wine bottle tags, to/from tags for the albums and a logo tag for her to use on the top of the box.  Here are some photos of the items that I have put together for azure!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Twistin' #97

I can't believe it has been one month since my last post!  I am slacckkkinnngggg!  Anywho, here is my take on Twisted Sketches #97 with the twist of "yellow".  I really loved this sketch for its clean & simple layout.  I used a star border that I got for free at my LSS and just added some stickles to it.  Who doesn't love stickles?
You should head over to Twisted Sketches and try it for yourself!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Twistin' #94

Here is my card for this week's challenge over at Twisted Sketches.  This week the twist was 'Red' and I made a card for a friend of mine that just got engaged.  I just love aqua and red together so I couldn't resist using these 2 paper.  Head over to the Twisted site and try it out for yourself!

Monday, February 6, 2012

CAS'in #38

The challenge at CAS-ual Friday's this week was to use a movie to inspire a card.  I'm in full on Valentine making mode and one of the first things I thought of was a box of conversation hearts that a friend gave to me that were Twilight movie themed.  I love the Twilight books/movies and it just seemed to fit perfectly.  I had this Friendship Jar filler set with conversation hearts and just think it's so darn cute.  I copic colored the hearts and then filled the jar area with glossy accents and voila! AND just in case you didn't believe me I added a photo of the Twilight candy :)


I wanted to share a couple more Valentine's Cards that I dropped off to Re:Discover last week.  The tree card was my husband's idea.  I was showing him some of the new paper I bought and as soon as he saw that sheet he asked me if I was going to make it look like initials carved into a tree.  I hadn't even thought of that so I was super happy for the inspiration!

Monday, January 30, 2012

CAS'in #37 & Paper Smooches Sparks

I created this card using the sketch from CAS-ual Friday's and the love stamp and inspiration are from Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge!  I love that this isn't your typically color scheme for a Valentine's Day card.  I just love this lightbulb stamp, it is so darn cute!  I stamped it on some ivory cardstock and colored it with some Copics (using the inspiration colors of mainly yellow & pastels in mint/teal).  After that I added some glossy accents to give it a little something extra and also so it would look like an actual light bulb.  I also loved the stitching on the inspiration photo flowers so I added some border stitching with my sewing machine.   I think this is just a fun and cute card!

Clean & Simple Stampin' (#175)

I'm back with another Valentine's Day card!  For this card I used the sketch from Clean and Simple Stamping.  I used a spellbinders set to cut the circles, I used an old scrap of sprayed pink paper to punch out the hearts and I heat embossed the sentiment.  I also broke out the sewing machine for this one too stitching both edges with pink thread.  This card is available on my Etsy page and at Re:Discover!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Twistin' #90

I'm baccccckkkkkk with my first new Twisted Sketches card of 2012!  I made this card using all new paper & and a new Spellbinders set that I won from my Play Date Cafe's challenge win! The ice cream is heat embossed and I used Papertrey Ink's Love Songs set again, I love that song and I love that sentiment!
Head over to Twisted Sketches this weekend for a new sketch with the "New" twist.  Can't wait to see what everyone submits!

Friday, January 20, 2012

CAS'in #36

Here's another valentine's day card that I made using inspiration from the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge where this week the challenge was to design a card using black & white only, not a speck of any other colors were allowed.  This was definitely a challenge for me because I wanted to splatter red on this but love how it came out.   I stamped the 'xo's' in the background with a border stamp from Papertrey Ink's Love Songs set.  After adding the scallops & twine, I heat embossed the sentiment on the scalloped circle and then popped it up on some foam squares.  I then popped that cute white heart in the center and popped that up on a foam square as well.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


I made this Valentine's Day card just for fun!  I just love this sentiment from the Papertrey Ink's Love Songs set.  I have been seeing kraft on kraft a lot lately on all of the crafting blogs and I just love it for it's clean and simple look.  I posted this one in my Etsy shop and made a 2nd one to sell at re:Discover!

Saturday, January 7, 2012


This is the first time I am playing along with the Papertrey Ink Make it Monday challenge over on Nichole Heady's blog, I can't believe I've never done this before!  I watch the videos almost every week.  This week you got to choose which technique you wanted to use - I chose pleated ribbon for this little Valentine's Day card.  It's such a fun detail and really gives the card a little something extra.  I used the Papertrey Ink set - Love Songs - for the valentines sentiment, I cut the heart out of felt on my Cuttlebug and threaded a button in the center with some bakers twine.