November 12, 2015

Pink Church Lady Card

 Hi everyone! I wanted to stop by and share a card I made for a client. She wanted a birthday card for her mom. I have to admit it was a personal challenge for me because my room is a hot mess right now! I'm not one of those crafters with a place for everything and everything in its place yet. The struggle has been real lately, lol! But believe it or not, it simplified the process! I had to find patterned paper that matched the few colors I have in my copic collection. Then I played with the first pink embellishments I came across, and this was the final result:

The stamp is a digital from Maruva DQ, Inc, and the bling and flowers were both from Michaels. I've never used bling this way, but I really like it! In fact, I will definitely be on the look out for more of this bling on my next shopping trip! Thanks for stopping by, and have a great weekend!

November 3, 2015

My first Pocket Letters

It really is hard to believe we're in the last two months of the year...Halloween was just a couple of days ago, but based on all of the holiday stuff practically bursting out into the aisles in the stores, you'd think Christmas is next week! And yet again, I'm getting a late start on my holiday projects. But more on that in a future post. Today I wanted to share my first pocket letters--one I made for a crafty pal, and one I received totally by surprise!

I made this one for a someone I met on the Pocket Letter Pals Facebook Group. My partner wanted to be surprised, but I was totally stumped for ideas. I'm crazy about Betty Boop, and soon figured she would be a great theme to try for my first one. As you can see, I filled some of the pockets on the front, but here's a pic of more goodies on the back:

A couple of the pockets have stamped images that aren't visible here. I added some "Mail Tag" questions and I just had to add some Peach flavored green tea! Now to the crafty goodness I received a little while back:
Mary Joyce sent me this awesome puppy-themed pocket letter! She created it using the title and images from one of my Pinterest boards. One of the things I admire so much about MJ's creations is that she puts so much personalized detail into each one! Here's another view:
I don't need another obsession, but I think I have been bitten by the pocket letter bug! I'm currently working on two more for a couple of my crafty peeps! I'll share them once I finish them up and send them out. So what about you? Have you tried pocket letters, and love them? Or are they a little much for you? Please share in the comments below. Thanks for the company, and have a great day!

July 17, 2015

Zeta Lady Card

Finished Card: A7 (5x7)
Hi everyone! I'm checking in with another customer card. The image is one I've wanted to work with for quite some time now, Sorority III by Robert Jackson. All materials were Michaels/Recollections products, except for the Wink of Luna in silver used on Ms. Zeta's shoes. I still have a lot of work to do on improving folds and light source, but I really enjoyed making this card! I am sharing it over on Scraps of Color for the "Anything Goes" Bloggers Challenge. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

June 23, 2015

Lil Nurse Cards

Hey everyone! Happy Wednesday! Today I'm back to share a couple of customer cards I created recently. They were both made using Robert Jackson's Lil Nurse image.

The first one was for the customer's sister that happens to be a registered nurse. The patterned paper for both cards were from Recollections. And that bow was a scrap piece from my stash. I was sweating bullets about the size of that bow though, lol...but it coordinated with the rest of the card really well. And luckily, my client loved it! =D
She wanted the same image on this card, but since the recipient is a dental hygienist, she didn't want the nurse's cap. So I tried a little "coloring magic," turning the hat into extra hair. And I felt a lot better about the ribbon on this card, also from my stash.
That's all I have today, but I hope you've enjoyed my take on "One Stamp, Two Different Looks!" Thanks for stopping by! Take care, and if its HOT (or HAWT as I like to say) where you are, please stay in and stay cool! It's perfect crafting weather, lol...

June 18, 2015

Happy Graduation Card

Graduation season has come and gone around here, so today I wanted to share a card I made for my coworker's niece.

It's my first time using these both the image and the embossing template. The image is CC Designs Graduation Willow, which I believe is now discontinued. I tried capturing the "sheen" highlights with my blue copic markers, but I wish I had worked more on blending the color. However, I still liked how it turned out. The Darice embossing plate is one I purchased from CKC-Charlotte last year.
I'm sharing this in the "I'm Impressed" Embossing Challenge going on over on the Scraps of Color blog right now, as well as the Anything Goes challenge over on Mema's Crafts.  It's Lesia's very last craft challenge, as she needs to focus on other things at this time. She will continue to post on her blog though, so be sure to stop by and leave Lesia some love! Speaking of stopping by, thank you for stopping by here today! Take care...And That's All She Wrote!

June 16, 2015

Diaper Cakes-Spring 2015

Hello everyone! In my last post, I mentioned that although I tinkered around with a few things, I hadn't been that crafty. However, I had one big exception to that diaper cakes! I have really been blessed this Spring with a few requests. Here's a look:
I call this one "Pretty in Pink"
    "Tiny Miracle"
    I really enjoyed working with the soft colors on this cake! And, I finally got the chance to use those tiny baby bracelets from the Dollar Tree again (I used them before here). If you get the chance to make a diaper cake, check out your local Dollar Store. There are lots of wonderful goodies there to accent your cakes.
Finally, this cake is my favorite this year so far. It's a Michael Jordan cake! Complete with baby's first Jordans and Mike's #23, made with t-shirt numbers from Hancock Fabrics.
I really enjoyed sharing these cakes with you today! I hope to have more to share by the end of the Summer. Thank you for stopping by! Take care...And That's All She Wrote!

June 14, 2015

Since my last post, I...

  • watched episodes of Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder, and this show:
I couldn't resist y'all! I didn't want to get sucked into yet another series, but the onscreen chemistry between Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson has always been amazing. The first season didn't disappoint, and I was glued for the whole season! I'm excited to hear it's coming back in the fall, but I'm going through withdrawal already, lol.
  • participated in Kathy Rascoosin's 30 Day Coloring Challenge. I haven't been really crafty lately, but I still feel like I was with this! The premise of this challenge was to make time to color something everyday for 30 days. I used it as a great chance to practice with my copics. but crafters used watercolors, distress inks, and all kinds of coloring mediums. Many of my colored images weren't for any pending projects, although I hope to use them soon.
If you'd like to join in on this, Kathy started a brand new round of the challenge at the beginning of this month. Just check out this post on her blog, The Daily Marker for details. But I suggest checking out the #thedailymarker30day2 hashtag over on Instagram for inspiration in one place. It's a lot of fun see all of the color creations.
  • Finally, since my last post, I discovered pocket letters! OMGoodness, I'm sure you have seen these all over the place! But if you haven't, they are a new form of pen pals and sending happy mail to someone special. Janette Lane created the pocket letter trend (here's a video on how to put one together), and now there are pocket letter groups popping up all over social media! I created my first one recently, and will share it once I can get it in the mail to by swap partner.
Well, that's what I've been up to since I last posted here, lol...So let's catch up. I'd love to hear about your happenings-crafty or otherwise-in the comments below.