September 2, 2014

A Friendship Tag

Patterned Paper: K&Co. Image stamp: Unity, Sentiment stamp: unknown
Prima flowers and ribbon: from stash

Hi everyone! Happy September!! I hope you had a great Labor Day weekend! Having that extra day off made a world of difference--went to a cookout, a street festival downtown, had a little more time to hang out with family, plus get a little extra sleep! I tell you,  I wish every weekend could be like this one.

With everything going on, I didn't work on my last project for August until this evening. It's a tag for my friend Randi, since  both National Girlfriends Day and Sisters Day were last month.

We met at our local scrapbook store over ten years ago, and have been friends every since! We chat about everything from crafty stuff to everyday happenings. So when I saw this stamp from Unity, I had to get it and make her something special. This tag was so fun to make, and I really hope she likes it! Hopefully it also inspires you to make something for your sister or the special friends in your life. Thanks for stopping by,

...And That's All She Wrote!

August 17, 2014

A 50th Birthday Card

Digital Stamp: Robert Jackson, Die: Spellbinders, Embossing template: Cuttlebug

Hi everyone! Hope you've had a great weekend! I wanted to stop in with a quick post to share a 50th birthday card I made for a coworker/friend recently. She had a friend who was celebrating this milestone, and wanted to give her a custom card. We went through a few images, but she really liked this digital image named Ebony by Robert Jackson. You can't see it in the picture, but I used gold Stickles to give some sparkle to the earring. I'm still working on my coloring technique, but I loved coloring this image. So I'm sure you'll see this one again really soon! Thank you for stopping by and have a great week!

August 8, 2014

A Couple of Graduation Cards

Graduation season has come and gone, but I could make graduation cards year round! They are near the top of the list of occasions I love to create for! These were a couple of cards I made a little while ago to give to some of my graduating friends.
Digital image: Robert Jackson, Stamps: Sentiment-Verve
"Achieve"--unknown, Ribbon: Recollections
This one was for a young lady who graduated elementary school this year. Actually, I have tutored her for the last couple of years, and I was so proud of the work she put in this past year, I wanted to create something special for her.
Digital image: Robert Jackson, Sentiment: Hero Arts
I made my next card for a good friend that graduated with her masters! I wasn't with her on graduation day, but I'm sure she shouted just like the little lady in this stamp! She captures so much of my friend's personality!

Thanks for stopping by to visit! I hope you have a great weekend, and come by again soon!

August 5, 2014

Lil' Diva Diaper Tricycle

 Today I wanted to share a quick post on a diaper cake my co-worker asked me to make as a gift.

I'll let you in on a little secret...the bear's scarf is really a dress for the baby to wear someday! My co-worker initially purchased the dress for the bear to wear, but it's a 4T--way too big for Ms. Diva Bear. But hubby had the idea for her to wear it as a scarf, perfect for a bear on the go! Thanks sweetie... =)

Thank you all for stopping by! Have a blessed day!

July 29, 2014

Blue Tulips

Hi everyone! I wanted to share a simple card I created as part of a "sentiment-ready" card swap recently. Basically, the cards were made up so you can add the sentiment later. You may have seen a pic of this project in progress on my Instagram a little while ago, so today I'm sharing the final result.

Stamp: Sweet and Sassy, Die: Spellbinders
Paper: Recollections

If the image looks familiar, it's one I've used a couple of times! (See what I and here) This time I wanted to color it up with watercolor pencils. I'm not sure what sentiment I'll use yet, but with this and the other cards I received from the swap, I'll be ready at a moment's notice. So to you card makers, do you make cards as you need them, or do you make bunches, then add the sentiments later? I make them as I need them, but really want to get I could use the advice, lol. Tell me about your process in the comments below.

May 27, 2014

A Purple Mini

Hey everyone! I hope you had a great Memorial Day weekend! I spent the weekend here at home, cleaning out my garage! It wasn't pretty, but I'm just about done and it looks SO much better! Then we spent Monday grilling and hanging out with my in-laws. Today I want to share a mini I created awhile ago. The recipient wanted an all-purple mini. She loves purple as much as I do! So here's a look at the album and some of the pages:

The paper was some I was hoarding saving in my stash, the bling and the big flower were from Recollections, and the tiny flowers are some of those Prima petals I'm sure everyone has in their flower collection.
Paper: Recollections, Dies: Spellbinders, Flourish: Want2Scrap, and Flower: Unknown

Dies: Spellbinders, Quickutz, Cricut. Flowers: Prima. Border punch: Fiskars. Embos. folder: Sizzix

This is was my favorite spread in the album. Short story about the cameo...I couldn't find a purple cameo, so I made my own using an image from the Forever Young Cricut Cart, and mounting it with pop dots.

I got a little "camera happy," so here's a few more pics:

Got to use my dress form die...Yay!

I created a few tags with washi tape, embossing, and paper strips
Back cover
That's a lot of purpley goodness, huh? Thanks for hanging in there with me! I will be sharing this album for SOC's Playing with Purple challenge! Thanks for stopping by today. Take care...and That's All She Wrote!

April 14, 2014

An Anniversary Mini Album

Hi everyone! It's been a while since I posted, but I wanted to stop by to share my latest mini album project! Remember this mini I made a few months ago? Well, the lady really loved the album and wanted me to make one to surprise her husband for their 34th wedding anniversary. I really loved how it turned out, and wanted to show you the cover and some of the pages!

I'm excited because this is my first time using digi paper!! Her wedding colors were mint green and white, something like a Tiffany blue so I did a Google search. I found this paper on Etsy. The bling is from Recollections, and the flower is one from Prima that I had in my stash! Initially I thought about just using the flourish on the bottom, but I thought it was missing something! I played around with more from the same pack, and really liked it! I guess the saying is true...there's never too much bling, lol

Here's a few pages inside:

The doves were cut with the Sweethearts Cricut cartridge, and the frame with a Spellbinders die. The Michaels/Recollections black and white paper stack was used for variety and some extra pop!

 The lyrics from Whitney Houston's "I Believe In You and Me" were printed and added to the album because the bride walked down the aisle to the song during their vow renewal ceremony.

This page was created with more paper from that digi paper set, accented with more ribbon and bling! I can get used to using digi paper! It's affordable and there are so many different patterns and colors to choose from!

I'm entering this in last week's Anything Goes blogger challenge over on SOC! It was really great sharing with you again! Have a blessed day!