Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Sketch Book

I bought this little 3.5"x5" sketch book some time ago and have been slowly adding card sketches to it. I decided to alter it with all K&Co pp scraps. I cut the scallop part with my scallop edge scissors and the letters are QK Studio Skinni Mini.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Caardvarks Music Theme Challenge

I created two cards for the Caardvarks music theme card challenge because I had two different ideas floating around in my head! The top card is inspired by that song, Rock Steady by Gwen Stefani and I made using Pink Paislee stamps that I stamped in Brilliance Graphite Black on Bazzill cs and then I cut out the components of each skull and popped them up on dimensionals. I free handed and cut out the arrow, traced it in white gel pen and also handcut the scallops at the bottom of the card. I even used some very old Making Memories rub-on letters and Quickutz Abigail. The pp is Cherry Arte. I made the bottom card using Chatterbox, American Crafts, and Scenic Route pp. The stamp is from Pink Paislee (formerly Pink.Sugar.Pop). The letter stickers are Basic Grey and the letter rubons are TLC Quik Letters. The red rhinestone is from a bag of assorted rhinestones that I bought. Thanks for looking!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge #30

This is my entry for Taylor's weekly sketch challenge. I decided to get a jumpstart on some Christmas cards so I used an Elzybells stamp that I colored in with Copic markers. I added some lime green Stickles to the tree and some dimensional snow writer stuff for the girls' hat, collars and gloves. The border stamp is from 7gypsies and stamped in Brilliance Graphite Black. The pp is from a holiday DCWV stack. The sugar coated brads are from Doodlebug and the ribbon is from Michael's. Thanks for looking!

Chipboard Date Book

I've been slowly trying to break out of my "normal" creating box and trying different styles. I made this dates to remember book with bright colors in mind and lots of little elements. The book measures 3.5"x8" and I cut it out of chipboard. I used American Crafts, Rusty Pickle, My Mind's Eye and K&Co pp. I made the scalloped rectangle on the cover using my Provo Craft scallop scissors that I haven't touched in years! The dates type is QK Fiesta (I love that type!) and in the lower right corner is a green Hambly screenprint. The little letter stickers are Provo Craft. I hand cut some flowers from a sheet of Me & My Big ideas paper and popped them up on dimensionals. I used my Cricut Mini Monograms cartridge to create the scalloped tabs for the pages and just used Microsoft Word to make the monthly date lists where I can keep track of birthdays, anniversaries, etc.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Vintage Card

I handcut the trees on this larger 5x7 card and used K&Co pp. The border punch is from Martha Stewart and I cut the border into segments so that I could pop the section in front of the trees up on dimensionals. The corner punch in the upper right corner is Marvy and the thanks type is QK Zoe. Thanks for looking!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Hoppy Birthday

My dad and I both love frogs so for his birthday this weekend I made him this card with the Cuttlebug frog die. I glued little googlie eyes on the frog to make him look more playful :) The paper is DCWV and I embossed the paper behind the frog with a Cuttlebug embossing folder. The letters were cut out of QK Moxie and Calvin.

Sunday, August 17, 2008


I lifted the design for the card from a manufacturer's blog, I just can't remember which one! Anyway, I used some new pp from a Me & My Big Ideas stack, the stamp is A Muse and I cut out the scallop part and used a circle punch to create the embellishments plus some cord and eyelets. It's a little too simple looking for me, but I figured I can always make another with more "stuff" on it later!

Shabby Chic Card

This is my first attempt at a shabby chic type of card. I used a bunch of mismatched scraps and sewed around parts of the card. I cut the brackets out after tracing them off of a chipboard piece (I tend to use the chipboard pieces as templates instead of actually USING them, just like the scallops at the bottom of the card!). I used an art paragraph text stamp from Purple Onion Designs to stamp over the paper flowers and then sewed them on with embroidery floss and buttons. The sentiment is QK Lucy. Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Smile Card

This card was fun to make because of its size and the colors and elements I chose to use. It's only 4"X7" but the fun part was putting all the little details together. I punched out a circle in the bottom right corner and layered some scraps in there with a little flower. I covered a chipboard frame in cardstock and layered it over another scrap. The font is Sizzlits Tina Thinks You're Cute. I cut out the fluorish in the same color as the cardstock background to create a different look and then wanted it to pop out a little more so I used some Lime Green Stickles on it. I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out since I didn't really pre-plan the design, it just kinda came to me as I started matching up the scrap papers.

Monday, August 11, 2008


I've been trying to use up my large pile of scraps so I've been mixing and matching some crazy patterned papers to come up with what I think is a cute combination. I used all scraps on this hello card. The hello sentiment is QK Bright and the brackets are also QK. I used the paisley Cuttlebug embossing folder for the solid black background. The hello is filled with Stardust Stickles. Thanks for looking!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Eat, Live and Be Merry!

I made this card with an Art Impressions stamp that I colored in with Twinkling H2Os after I heat embossed the image in black. I handwrote the "eat, live and be" part and the "merry" is the Sizzlit font Tina Thinks You're Cute. It's hard to tell in the photo but the windows of the cafe are filled in with Prisma Ultra Fine Glitter.

Saturday, August 9, 2008


There is nothing in the world like a cup of coffee in the morning. On a weekday, I will fill a big Starbucks tumbler full of my favorite Starbucks or Peet's Coffee blend (sometimes Folger's if I'm rationing the good stuff) and bring it to work. On the weekend, I like to get up early, get showered and have a big mug full of the yummy stuff and surf the internet while my husband is still asleep. Lucky for me he's not much of a coffee drinker so I have it all to myself. Recently though he's taken a liking to the iced coffees I've been making. Uh-oh!! That's ok, whatever keeps him awake while he's studying! I made this little 4X4 card in honor of the simple goodness of coffee. The diecut is Sizzix and the little rhinestones are Hero Arts. I embossed the pink circle with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder and then used my Big Bite to punch holes around the circumference so I could lace some coffee bean colored ribbon around the image.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Happy Friday!

Geez...this week really dragged by and I'm so happy it's Friday. Plus, tonight is the opening ceremonies of the Olympics. I can't wait! For the next two weeks, I will be glued to the tv watching all I can :) This time I have a dvr so I won't miss anything!

I made this little Hi card using A Muse stamps for the bird and birdcage. The "hi" is Quickutz Fiesta (such a fun font!). Because I didn't want to use the only swirly chipboard fluorish I had, I just traced it onto some orange paper and cut it out and embellished it with some Stickles :) I made the card a peek-a-boo flap on the front to reveal the sentiment inside (stamp from Michael's). Thanks for looking and happy Friday!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Birthday Card

I made this card with a Whipper Snapper stamp that I embossed in black and colored in with Twinkling H2Os (gosh, I love those watercolors!). I used alot of scraps for all the colors and the mini gifts are a Quickutz die. All this coloring with markers and watercolors makes me remember all the fun I had when I was kid and I got to color to my heart's desire!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Creating Outside My Box

For me, this card is totally outside of my usual box, but I'm very pleased with it! The heart with wings stamped image is from Pink.Sugar.Pop and I embossed the outline in black then colored the wings in with Twinkling H2Os. The heart itself was embossed in red Judykins glitter and then cut out and popped up on dimensionals. I also used the Quickutz fonts Paige and Emily for the lettering and the bracket die. The diamonds were cut on my Cricut with the George cartridge and I punched small circles for the center and topped them with some heart shaped sequins that I've had for years (about 20 to be exact!) The striped pp is KI Memories. Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008


This Whipper Snapper stamp was so much fun to color! I used Twinkling H2Os to color it in and the outline of the image is embossed in black. I just love how the embossing makes the image pop. The background pp is K&Co and the "hi" is Quickutz Mademoiselle. I made the scallops at the bottom of the card just by using my circle punch.