Thursday, April 28, 2011

shutterfly mother's day card

5x7 Folded Card
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so easy and cute! they will even mail it for you or order soon so you'll have it in time for mother's day!!!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


also, check out my etsy shop... some cute flowers i've been making are there (i'm addicted) and i'll be putting up some super awesome vintage stuffs here soon!!

14 days of valentine's 2011

Hey everybody!

Just stopping in to share today's card for the 14 days of valentine's!

my husband forgot that i'd be doing it this year, so he was surprised by his card today:)


cardstock: bazzill, the paper co.
ink: colorbox
pattern paper, sticker: making memories
cupid embellishment: jolee's
doily: little yellow bicycle
stamp: northwoods
other: ribbon

valentine link of the day: cute vintage valentine clip art from the graphics fairy!!!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

xmas card and thank you notes

this year, i decided to do a fairly simple card (left) and only do the amount i thought i'd actually need (20). last year, i made close to 50 cards and had 10+ left over. i did not want leftovers this year! i figured if i needed more, i'd just make them as i needed them. well, i ended up not needing more than twenty and since i didn't over do it, i had scraps left over for thank you notes (right). some family sent gifts and/or money and i wanted to be sure they got a thank you from us this year. i can't say that i've really been good at thank you notes in the past, but i thought i'd turn over a new leaf:) sorry for the lackluster photo, i can't seem to find my good flash!

pattern paper: making memories
texture folder: basic grey by sizzix
cardstock: bazzill
ink: colorbox, versamark
embossing powder: ranger
ornament die: quickutz
stamps: the paper co.
rubon: pebbles
mini staples: tim holtz
other: various ribbon, twine

p.s. be sure to look out for 14 days of valentine's coming in february! go here to see last years cards!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

halloween card

although i just recently shared my halloween card from last year, i'm here early sharing this year's card. look at me, the early bird. what?!?!


cardstock: bazzill
pattern paper: making memories, my mind's eye
button: making memories
mini staples: tim holtz
ink: colorbox, tim holtz, versamark
embossing powder: ranger
stamp: inkadinkado
other: twine

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

halloween decorations

i love halloween. i love the season it's in. i love the smells, the candy, the colors and the decorations! the banner is from last year, but i don't think i ever got around to sharing it. the rosette thingy i just made tonight. super easy to make and came together in a jiffy.



chipboard pennant shapes: jenni bowlin
pattern paper, embellishments, string: making memories
cardstock: bazzill
diecut machine: slice



pattern paper: making memories
ink: colorbox, tim holtz
cardstock: bazzill
skull illustration: the graphics fairy
diecut machine: silhouette
other: twine

what are you making for halloween?

Saturday, May 22, 2010

ink storage

i just wanted to stop in and share something nifty.
i love vintage stuff. pretty much anything with a little nostalgic character will catch my eye. and i've always wanted a reason to have one of those old wooden coke/pepsi crates until the other day... i had an eureka! moment:)
frankly, i got tired of my ink drawer becoming so full that i could barely get it open. i store my inks, acrylic blocks, chalks and other small stamping related items in one drawer and it constantly gets stuck because new things move in, but nothing ever moves out. i always see coke crates at the flea market and remembered seeing this one that was divided... what a great thing for inks! luckily, the next weekend we went back to the flea market, it was still there!
i didn't even have to drill any holes in the crate... i just screwed some screws in the wall and they catch on the bottom slats of the crate! genius! the sections are even big enough to hold the larger ink pads that stampin' up has (not that i own a lot of them:). so now my drawer opens and is organized and my ink pads are out where i can see them. double score!
it's the little things, you know?