Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Card Share

It is snowing like crazy here in Illinois!  Schools were let out early today but before things got to crazy here I made a couple cards to share with you today!  I am keeping my fingers crossed for a snow day tomorrow!  I got a new stamp set the other day from Close to my Heart and it is adorable!  I challenged myself to use the scraps that were sitting on my desk and this is what I came up with.

Supplies Used
CTMH-Puns of Praise
Amuse Studio-Mad for plaids
Stampin up-Chevron embossing folder
American Crafts bakers twine
Tim Holtz Distress Stickles-Clear Rock Candy
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Ranger Watermark resist ink
CuteTape-Camera Washi tape
Fiskars Stamp press
Tombow stamp runner
Card stock from Amuse Studio, Stampin up, and American Crafts

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Clean and Simple

I am off bright and early to my sons wrestling meet this morning so I wanted to get this post up before we head out!  Yesterday I decided to make some simple birthday cards while my two little boys were napping and this is the first one I came up with

I used a white standard size card base and cut down a black stampin up scrap I had and adhered that down to my card base.  I then stamped 5 candles in 5 different colors on a piece of white card stock and then stamped a Happy Birthday sentiment in black, tied a piece of ribbon around the card and tied it in a knot and popped the card stock up on some dimensionals and i think it turned out very cute!  I made a few of the same card but mixed it up a little by running the black card stock through my vagabond with an embossing folder and changed up my ink color for my candles! 

For my next card I used another standard size white card base.  I cut out a flower shape using a piece of scrap copy paper and used it as a mask on my card.  I took three different shades of purple distress ink and blended the colors over my flower mask.  I then took a doily stamp and stamped it over my mask in black ink and I think it turned out really cute!  I did not have any matching ribbon so I took a piece of left over white seam binding, some dusty concord distress ink and a mini mister and customized the ribbon to the shade I wanted!  I love the way it turned out!! I then dried it with my hear tool and tied it onto my card and then stamped my happy birthday sentiment.  At this point I thought my card was still missing something so I trimmed a small piece of the card off (about a half inch) and adhered a white piece of card stock that i colored with dusty concord to match the flower onto the inside of the card.  I think it gives it just a little more pop of color!  Then I added some white dash marks with my gel pen.  I hope you all enjoy my card share and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!

Supplies Used:
Stampin up card stock
Stampin up dimensionals
Stampin up satin stitched gumball green ribbon
Stampin up stamp set Wacky Wishes
Stampin up ink-elegant eggplant
Stampin up ink-melon mambo
Stampin up ink-tempting turquoise
Close to my heart stamp set-cricut artiste collection birthday
Fiskars paper trimmer
Fiskars compact stamp press
Memento tuxedo black ink
jenni bowlin ink-seed packet
jenni blowlin ink-lemon drops
Tombo stamp runner dot adhesive
Neenah solor white card stock
White seam binding
Cricut art philosophy cartridge
Tim Holtz Distress Ink-dusty concord,shaded lilac,seedless preserves
Stampin up stamp set-happiest birthday wishes
Close to my heart stamp set-simple memories
memento tuxedo black ink
Tombo stamp runner dot adhesive
Fiskars compact stamp press
Uniball Signo white
Stampin Up heat tool 

Friday, February 22, 2013

Washi Up Challenge

Are you ready to take the Washi Up Challenge? Head on over to Scrappin Madge and check out Scrappin Madge and the Washi Up Challenge! Create something fabulous using Washi tape, flowers and ribbon and link it up HERE Washi tape is so much fun to use on just about anything! Here is the card I am submitted for the challenge.  I used three different washi tapes and made my flower out of ribbon.  If you ladies submit a card to the Washi Up Challenge please leave me a comment here so I can go check it out! 

Supplies Used:
Fiskars Stamp Press
Stampin Up Cardstock-Crumb cake
Close to My Heart-Simple Memories Stamp Set
Close to My Heart-Card Chatter Stamp Set
Stampin Up Basic Gray Ribbon
Amuse Studio Washi Tape
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
BoBunny Little Miss Brads

Thursday, February 21, 2013

It has been awhile...

So I have been on this card making kick and have not done any layouts in a long time!  So today while baby eli was napping I decided to put together a LO using one of my favorite pictures of myself and my son gavin.  This picture was taken on my birthday and reminds me of just how precious life is!  If you can see in the picture gavins hair is long on top and shaved on the sides.  Months before this picture was taken gavin had fallen out of his brothers bedroom window and i took him to the e.r.  They decided to give him a scan to make sure there was no injury from the fall since we did not know if he had lost consciousness.  Good news was he had no injury from the fall but they discovered a large cyst that was pushing his brain to one side! A miracle this lil man of ours was walking and talking normal and never had any seizures!  We were transported to a bigger hospital where we were admitted and he was prepped for surgery the following day.  Scariest thing we ever had to go through and our lil gavin was so brave!  He is a tough little man and healthy as can be!!! We are blessed and thankful everyday!  So I wanted to create a LO with this picture that I love so much and I plan to hang it in my bedroom.  I started with a white 12x12 and put some color on using acrylic pants and I made some mist with a Tim Holtz picked raspberry reinker, water, and a mini mister and gave the LO a few squirts in corners.  The papers I used are from websters pages and one is from amuse studios.  I took some embellishments out of my stash of goodies and they is a mixture of websters pages, studio calico, basicgrey and prima.  I hope you all enjoy my LO!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Neon Pink Arrows

Happy Wednesday everyone!  Hope everyone is having an amazing day!  I am still so thrilled about my Guest Designer spot for Heartstring Designs!  I hope you can join us over at http://www.heartstringdesigns.blogspot.com/ on March 1st for an amazing March release!  This blog hop is filled with six Heartstring Designers and two Guest Designers, Me and Rhonda Ratliff over at www.flowersbyrhonda.blogspot.com. This kit is Jam Packed with goodies. You will not want to miss this event!! Games, Prizes and more the week leading up to the release so look for that event it is coming soon!!!!  As you can tell I am very excited!!

So onto my card I created today.....I am once again participating in the Simon Says Stamp Challenge HERE this week and using this same card for the MemoryWorks February Studio Challenge.  The challenge for this week at SSS is to USE AN ARROW and the challenge for the MW Studio is to focus on a trend, technique or product you love in a layout, card or project.  

I have seen a lot of arrows being used in a lot of different lines so that is the trend I picked for the MW challenge.  Also I have seen a lot of neon colors!  Not only in crafting but in fashion as well so I decided to use some neon ink from Hero Arts!  I used an arrow stamp that came in my August 2012 SSS card kit and inked it up with some Hero Arts Neon Pink ink and created this background on a piece of white cardstock.  I then adhered that to a black standard size card base and used Papertry Ink stamp set Framed Out #5 for my sentiment and cut it out with the matching die.  I also used a Tim Holtz spinner and attached it to the tag and added some glittered fancy floss from We R Memory Keepers!  Thanks for stopping by and checking out my post for today!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Heartstring Designs March Guest Designer

I am very excited to announce that I have been chosen as one of the March Guest Designers for Heartstring Designs.  Heartstring Designs is a unique and trendy Kit Company who uses the latest and greatest products on the market.  HOUSECALLS the monthly subscription kits are packed full of coordinating colorful papers, embellishments and everything you need to create one of a kind projects!  Please visit them at http://www.heartstringdesigns.blogspot.com/ and if you are on facebook go show them some love at https://www.facebook.com/#!/heartstringdesigns  They have an amazing design team and two guest designers for the month of March, myself and Rhonda Ratliff at http://www.flowersbyrhonda.blogspot.com/  so stay tuned because the Housecalls kit release party "Snap That" is going to be a blast and you will not want to miss this blog hop!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Simon Says Stamp Challenge-White on White

This week I am participating in the Simon Says Stamp Challenge-White on White  Go check out http://www.simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/ I have never done a challenge on SSS before so I am very excited to enter this card!  I used my new stampin up honeycomb embossing folder today and I love it so very much!  I also punched some butterflies out of a glassine bag I had sitting on my desk and added little pearls to them.  The sentiment is Mr&Mrs from Stampin up and I used Vanilla Cream pigment ink from Close to My Heart.   Enjoy!

OH how lovely

Hope everyone is having a fabulous day today and getting lots of crafty things done!  I wanted to share a mini I recently made for my best friends daughter!  I love this paper so very much!  The colors are amazing and the prints are fun!  Do you all have plans to make any mini albums soon?  Do you make them for yourself or as gifts?  I would love to know!! I hope you all have a wonderful day and thanks for checking out my mini!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Happy Birthday Card

My best friends daughter is 15 today so I wanted to make her a card for her birthday!  I used one of my favorite lines here!  Amy Tangerines Sketchbook!  I love all the colors and designs in this line!  I used black cardstock from Stampin up as my card base and the Happy Birthday sentiment is also from Stampin up and is called Happiest Birthday Wishes.  Enjoy!

Monday, February 11, 2013

MemoryWorks Express Kit-Fanciful

...February 2013 MemoryWorks Kit Contains: Patterned Paper{1} 12x12 Unforgettable Story Journal Paper - Collectable (My Minds Eye)
{1} 12x12 Unforgettable Happiness Paper - Collectable (My Mind's Eye)
{1} 12x12 Unforgettable Today Remember Paper - Collectable (My Mind's Eye)
{1} 12x12 Unforgettable Today Moment Paper - Collectable (My Mind's Eye)
{1} 12x12 Unforgettable Story Tale Paper - Collectable (My Mind's Eye)
{1} 12x12 Unforgettable Firsts Fresh Paper - Collectable (My Mind's Eye)
{1} 12x12 Unforgettable Story Journal Cards Paper - Collectable (My Mind's Eye)

Solid Cardstock
{1} 12x12 Raspberry (American Crafts)
{1} 12x 12 Sunflower (American Crafts)
{1} 12x12 Vanilla (American Crafts)
{1} 12x12 Coffee (American Crafts)
{1} 12x12 Kraft (American Crafts)

{1} 9x14.5 Lever Arch Clipboard (Shoplet)
{1} Unforgettable Layered Stickers (My Mind's Eye)
{1} Red or Teal Washi Tape - Assorted Styles & Colors (My Mind's Eye)
{1} Kraft Corrugated Thickers (American Crafts)
{6} Walnut Grove Kraft Tags (Pebbles)
{1} Dahlia (Petaloo)
{5} Mini Pearl Daisies (Petaloo)
{1} ½ Yard Pink Sheer Dot Ribbon (May Arts)
{1} ½ Yard Brown & Ivory Checked Ribbon (May Arts)
{1} ½ Yard Yellow Striped Twill (May Arts)

The MemoryWorks Express kit is only $29.95 per month and packed full of goodies! (Does not include shipping, handling & sales tax)
Email me at medga902@hotmail.com to get your kit ordered today!!!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Valentine treat and card holder

I found this idea over at Lynn's blog http://frommybungalow.blogspot.com as soon as I saw this on her blog I knew I would be making them for my daughters Valentines! They were so simple to make and they are just so darn cute! Go on over to Lynn's blog and she gives you a step by step on how to make these cute treat holders! I used white printer paper to make mine. Stamped them in some cherry cobbler ink from Stampin Up with the Who's your Valentine stamp set from Close to my Heart and Mod Backgrounds from amuse studio in Bubblegum ink from ranger! Let me know what you think!!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Happy Thursday!

I have two card to share with you today!!  They are both quick and simple cards.  For the first card I used papers from the July 2012 Simon Says Stamp card kit,  the Mad About You stamp set from Close to My Heart, the postage stamp punch from Stampin Up and the small heart is from the stamp set that came in my SSS card kit. 

For my next card I also used papers from the July 2012 SSS card kit!  The paper pad that was included in the kit is from BasicGrey and is called Paper Cottage.  I cut strips of the different papers and adhered them to a piece of card stock and then adhered that to a standard size card base with some dimensionals.  I tied a bow with some jute and stamped a sentiment from the stamp set Absolutely Delightful that was included in the SSS card kit to a white banner and adhered to the card!  Enjoy and have a Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The Deconstructed Sketch No. 87

Hello!  I am here today with a card sketch from The Deconstructed Sketch!  I have never done anything like this before so I am excited to share this with you all!  I think this sketch is just fabulous and can be used for so many different occasions!  Here is what I came up with!

As you can see I used the same washi tape I used in my previous card post!  I used washi tapes from amuse studio, simon says stamp card kit, and k&company.  The twine is from amuse studio and the sentiment is from Close to My heart and is called Who's Your Valentine!  Enjoy and check out http://deconstructingjen.com/ !!