Monday, March 29, 2010

Daffodil Card

Good Morning Everyone!

Here is a Daffodil card I made that you could use for any occasion.

I used the Abundant Hope Daffodil Stampin' Up Stamp using StazOn ink. I used pop dots to make the image 3-D. I also used my new addiction- epoxy stickers by recollections to put the little blue and green dots on the two opposite corners.

I colored the stamped image using Prismacolor pencils and the gamsol technique.

I think it turned out nice. Please leave me a comment to let me know what you think! Thank You!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Fairy Friend Card


Here is a cutsie friend card I made using a fairy Inkadoo clear stamp. I stamped the image using Timber Brown Stazon Ink. I colored the image using Prismacolor Pencils and the gamsol technique.

I chalked the edges of the yellow cardstock and the stamped image using Dark Brown Cat's Eye Chalk Ink. I used some bling to jazz it up, some prima flowers, and a cute epoxy sticker I got from JoAnn's. It says "A friend is a gift you give yourself." I pierced the edge of one side, and used a scallop scissors on another edge, then distressed the edges of the yellow cardstock. I used Popdots to make the image 3-D.

Please let me know what you think!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Skunk Bday Card

Here is the first boy card I made that I really like. Its funny and great for all ages!

I cut the skunk from Animal Kingdom, layered it, and chalked it before putting it on the shadow so the black didn't cover the image. I used pop dots to get the 3-D effect, and used 3 black brads to finish it off... I used a computer generated sentiment saying "Hope it doesn't stink." I used a stamp for the "Happy Birthday" Sentiment with Jet Black StazOn ink. I also used Gelly Roll Sakura white pen to add the final touches...I love how it turned out!

Please let me know what you think!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

My first set of twinchies

Here are my first two sets of twinchies I made for a swap on the Cricut MB. I used Bazzil Cardstock for the "Thinking of you" Twinchies, and Bazzil Cardstock and MS Paper for the "buttons" Twinchies. I chalked the "Buttons" twinchies with Versamagic Dew Drop chalk ink. I used stickles to dress up the buttons. I punched the buttons with the MS punch.

I used Timber Brown StazOn ink to stamp the thinking of you image on the "thinking of you" twinchies, I also inked the edges with the same ink. I used pop dots to raise the sentiment, and used my white sakura Gelly Roll Pen to add some doodle dots to the dark purple part of the twinchies.

If any of you are wondering what twinchies are, they are 2x2 squares decorated, and used to embellish scrapbook pages or cards! I plan to use mine for cards! Especially if I am in a hurry!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Sympathy Card

I made this card for a friend of mine. Her mother passed away last week after battling cancer. She was a very strong woman, and I have sent her mother a few cards to cheer her up after chemo and radiation treatments. I used the Martha Steward Ladybug Edge punch, white Gelly Roll pen, Epoxy recollection stickers, a mulberry paper flower (unsure of brand), and an SU stamp for the sentiment. The inside says "so very sorry." It was very hard to make a sympathy card. I hope it brings a smile to her face. That's all I am shooting for!

Thanks for looking! Leave a comment to let me know you stopped by!

Happy Tuesday!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

My 2nd blog award!

THANKS SO MUCH SAMMIBUG!!!! It has sure been a LONG time since I've received a blog award! I'm so proud!

Here's the rules for this award:

1) Add a link and note of thanks to the person giving the award

2) Pass the award on to 15 bloggers whose blogs you have recently discovered that you love

3) Share 7 things about yourself

Here are 7 things about me:

1. I love being able to stay home and raise my children

2. I realize I have an addiction to buying scrapbooking/ craft supplies!

3. I just realized I like to alter notebooks!

4. I have an addiction to using tags in alot of my projects!

5. The latest wordbook I've made is my absolute favorite! (it's a shame I have to give it to someone! LOL!)

6. I cannot wait to start my job on Above Rubies Studio Design Team!

7. Branson Missouri is not gonna know what hits them come the weekend of May 13th! I am so excited to meet so many of my friends from the Cricut MB face to face!!!

Friday, March 12, 2010

And the winners of the blog candy are...

Happy Friday Y'all!!!! In lieu of my DT picking and my birthday I have chosen the winners of the blog candy.

Without further ado... here are the winners of the blog candy:
Winner of the Cricut A to Z DVD is:
OCCricut said...
CONGRATULATIONS!!! Don't know WHEN you have time to do so much with 3 children!! Way to GO!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!Lovin' the CANDY!

and the winner of my other blog candy is:
TR said...
Congratulations! I'm so happy for you.

Congrats to both of y0u! If you could email me your mailing addresses, I will get these in the mail early next week!

Thursday, March 11, 2010


Hello to all my followers! I want to put a reminder out there and let you all know that there is LESS THAN 24 HOURS to enter to win my blog candy!!!!!!! I will be drawing the winner at 10AM CST!

Check out the new posts on Above Rubies Studio as well! I can't wait to get going on creating items for Megan and all of my great followers! I really appreciate all the wonderful support I have been receiving!

Happy Thursday!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Terrific day for a Birthday Card!

Happy Terrific Tuesday Everyone!!!

Today, as promised, I am showing the birthday card I made. I really like the effects with the glitter that I used. I am addicted to the JoAnn's Essentials Crystal Glitter... it's on sale at JoAnn's this week! I used prismacolor pencils with the gamsol technique on coloring the image. I received this image in a stamped image swap on the Cricut Messageboard. Isn't it just darling?! I used stickles to jazz things up a bit here and there, and chalked the edges with VersaMagic Chalk Ink Dew Drop. I am unsure of the maker of the ribbon I used, but I love the effect it leaves with this card! I also used some of my own decorated skittles to finish the card off.

Thanks for looking! Let me know what you think!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Just another Manic Monday...

Hello all! I have a card to post, but am not in my office at the moment. I promise to post the card tomorrow! Just a reminder to enter to win my BLOG CANDY! The drawing will be held on FRIDAY MARCH 12... BE SURE TO FOLLOW THE RULES TO BE ENTERED! If you do not have a blog, post a link where you announced this awesome blog candy! Don't forget, there are 2 winners! One winner will receive the blog candy listed in my previous post, and the other will win a Cricut A to Z DVD!!!

Have a great week!

Friday, March 5, 2010

What's your take?

Happy Friday, my friends! Today I am going to change things up a bit. When I posted the miss you card, there is a link that brings you to Above Rubies Studio. Click HERE and it will bring you to that post. Well, I think since it has all the instructions on how to make it, I think YOU, yes you, should do your best at attempting to make your own version of that card! You dont have to use the same stamped image or sentiment, but I would love to see what your take is on the miss you card! Post your link in MckLinky, and show everyone your take! Thanks for participating!

Don't forget about entering the BLOG CANDY to win! 2 winners will be selected on Friday March, 12th!!!
Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

My very first ATC card

Good Morning to all of my fellow followers!

Today I am showing you a picture of my very first ATC card I made for a swap that I am in. If you are wondering- "What does ATC mean?" Well ATC stands for Artist Trading Card. They are 2.5"x3.5" in size. They come decorated, and artists trade them.

The theme I had to use was something using the first letter of your first name. Well, mine is "J". So, I had this cute stamp sitting right in front of me- Lord knows I was thinking on what to do for the letter J for a while now!- so I saw it and ran with it. This is what I came up with. I used StazOn Olive Green ink, Stampin Up grosgrain ribbon,chalked the edges another one of my favorite things to do, used my own decorated skittles, a flower made with sizzix sizzlits Floral Fusion, and run through the big kick with Stampin Up's perfect polkadots. I then secured them with a brad and decorated the brad with glitter. I really am falling in love with this JoAnn Craft Essentials Glitter! It looks like sugar! ENABLER ALERT: JoAnn's has this glitter on sale for buy one get one 50% off from March 7th- March 13th!

Thanks for looking! And as always, have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

I miss you card

Here's the card I made with the image I colored below. Go to Above Rubies Studio to see the step by step instructions on how to make it!!!

Don't forget to enter for my
blog candy! Megan from Above Rubies Studio has sweetened the candy by adding a Cricut A to Z DVD! Thank you Megan!

Thanks for looking!

Colored stamped image, and watermarking tryout...

I colored this image for two people. My best friend, and my friend/partner in my GIBBS ROUND 2 swap! I really like how it turned out! I used Prismacolor pencils using the gamsol technique. I will be putting this image on a card...

I also am trying out watermarking my images using the free photoshop online. So far it's not too bad. Definately different than what I am used to doing for posting pictures on here, but it is a trial and error!

Please tell me what you think about this image. I really really love receiving comments! Makes me feel like people are actually looking at my blog!

I need to thank my friend Jessica for sending me such a cute SUGAR NELLIE stamped image! Isn't she just sooo cute???!!

Check out Above Rubies Studio to see what I did with this image! She's sweetening my blog candy by including a CRICUT A to Z DVD!!! SO, that means there will be 2 winners.


Thank you to everyone for all the congratulations and birthday wishes!

Happy Wednesday!!!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


Okay everyone, here's as promised... BLOG CANDY in celebration of my making the Design Team for Above Rubies Studio and my upcoming birthday! Read below for the rules and a BONUS ENTRY!
Blog Candy contents:
Martha Stewart Crepe Paper Red Rose Kit
American Crafts Mini Marks Rub-On Transfers (Celebration book one)
Making Memories Well Worn Tags (surf & skate)
Martha Stewart Alpha Transfers (Brown)
Martha Stewart Blue Dots stickers
Sakura Gelly Roll White Opaque Pen (MY FAVE TO USE LATELY!)
Martha Stewart 8 Green Tiny Envelopes
2 packages of Recollections Dimensional stickers (flowers and dragonflies)
Martha Stewart Decorative Tape 4 rolls- Evening Terrace
Recollections Rhinestone Sticker (flourishes)
Martha Stewart Reversible Satin Ribbon- Winding Leaves
Here are the RULES to enter for the blog candy:
1. You must become a follower.
2. You must post a link to my blog from your blog.
3. Comment and leave the link to your blog.
Drawing will be held on Friday, March 12th at 10:00 AM CST!!!
BONUS ENTRY: For those of you unable to post on the previous post, I will give until midnight PST tonight to post on both comments for a double entry!
Thanks for looking, and have a HAPPY HAPPY TUESDAY!!!

Monday, March 1, 2010


Well everyone, I am very very proud to announce that I am one of the selected to be on Above Rubies Studio Design Team! I am totally and completely honored to be selected to do some designing for Megan and the Above Rubies Studio Design Team! I woke up on Sunday morning to this wonderful news, and sure has kept me happy since. I can't wait to get started! To view the post of the announcement of all the selected Design Team Members, click HERE. Congratulations to all the other designers that were selected! It will be fun to work together!

In lieu of this wonderful news and my birthday coming up on March 12th, I have decided to have some BLOG CANDY!!!! It is a surprise, and you will get a sneak peek tomorrow as to what is all included.

Here are the RULES to enter for the blog candy:

1. You must become a follower.
2. You must post a link to my blog from your blog.
3. Comment and leave the link to your blog.

Here's a perk! If you comment on today's post AND tomorrows post, both with the links to your blog, you get 2 entries!!!