Sunday, July 10, 2011

Holy cow

I really need to update this.. I'll try to do it this week with pictures and stuff.  :) You few people who actually look at my blog must think I fell off the face of the earth. Actually not. I would tell you all what has happened the past few months but some of you already know, the rest of you probably don't care, and those of you who do care... I'd get yelled at for posting that all over the internet. SIGH... so maybe I'll just start fresh.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Little Things

Today apparently was my day to be creative! I stamped a lot! I feel accomplished.

This one is an idea I got from Michaels. Hope you like! The pics DO NOT do it justice, but I am gonna post it for eye candy anyway!!

Quilt Card

These cards are from a Stamp-a-Stack at Jen's house!

Linnaire and I did ours together. These cards were pretty easy. The hardest part was deciding which way we liked the quilt pieces. That part alone took about 30 min or an hour. HAHA! I guess we are a little bit undecisive! :) My favorite is the blue on the brown, however I think the brown on the blue is very soft. Could make a great welcome baby card! I made it a "Sympathy/I'm Sorry" card. I just felt like the quilt said to me "wrap me in comfort". LOVE IT!! Thanks Jen!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Giftcard Holder

Shelby needed a birthday card for a friend's birthday tomorrow. She wanted to make a card. We got her an iTunes gift card because the little girl got an ipod for her birthday. Thanks to Splitcoast Stampers, I found an awesome tut here .

Here is our try:

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

April Stamp Club

Below is a sketch that we were to follow for this months Stamp Club that the VERY talented Lisa picked. Thanks to my wonderful friend/demonstrator Jennifer I was able to complete this card and think it turned out quite cute!!

I colored the bunnies with watercolor pencils and used gamsol to make them look cute. The sky and grass are colored with chalk. :) 

I hope you girls enjoy!!

Father's Day

I inherited the Noble Deer stamp set from Stampin Up!© My first attempt at making paper look like leather didn't go exactly as planned but overall I think it turned out pretty good. I also need to learn how to use those little embellishment things. The hammer did not work as well as I'd hoped it would. Anyway, this one will probably go to my father and father-in-law. I did buy some different paper to attempt this with so there will be an update on this blog once I get it finished. ~ also need to find a Happy Father's Day Stamp for this one. Michaels didn't have one when I went this last time...... still on the look out for that.

Hope you like!

Rainbow's and Sunshine

I saw a really cool idea, making this rainbow and I wanted to try it. It was my first attempt, I'll probably try it again, this one was pretty cheesy, but I think it looks pretty good!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

I haven't gotten lost

I have NOT gotten lost, I promise!

I have about 3 cards to post that I've made this past weekend, just been busy... sorry!

I will get them up in the next day or so! :)

Thanks for being patient...

Anyone curious what I made?

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

You Are My Sunshine

I have had this thought in my head for weeks now on how to make this card. What I wanted it to look like etc. First, I couldn't find a circle cutter big enough, well I bought one. Then I finally sat down to make it, and now.. I don't like it. The sun is cute, but the face I could do without. BAH.. I can't even believe I'm posting it. Oh well. I guess with the good, you gotta post the bad too???

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Cat's Meow

Shelby has been BEGGING to do some stamping with my stuff. Last night we came in and did some lookin around for some ideas and came up with this project. Shelby colored the orange cat and the grey is mine. She colored with the pencils and used the gamsol, she did pretty much everything except cut the card with the cutter. I was so proud of her! She did a great job, and wants to do another project tonight!! :)


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Butterflies For a Friend

I have a friend a work who's last day is tomorrow and I wanted to make her a card. She's been so sweet and honest with me! I wish her luck in her journeys in Lincoln, and hope that her future is as bright and beautiful as she is!

Since I was home sick today, I found a card that I used for inspiration. I know it's pretty close to the original, but  we all have to start somewhere right?

March Stamp Club

Thinking of a card for stamp club was difficult this month for me! I have so much stuff to play with here at the house and some of it I don't know HOW to use, the other part of it is I don't know very many techniques. I wanted to do something better than last month with the L.O.V.E cards I did so here's what I came up with. Originally I liked striped shamrock better. Then I found the plaid and I put it against the green and I liked it better. Now that I have the center and the bow, I don't know which I like best. You'll have to tell me which you like. I hope the girls like them! Happy St Patrick's Day!

Flowerpot card

I was on Splitcoast Stampers where I find a lot of inspiration and I found this card. I thought it was a CUTE! My plan was to make it for a mothers day card, but it's pretty small. I haven't perfected the measurements yet, so I'll have to come up with a different Mother's Day card. However I think this one turned out really cute and could be used for a simple hello card, a cheer you up card, or something simple! Hope you like!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Orange N Yellow

So I was trying to learn how to do new techniques. I came across a tut that told me how to emboss and sponge over the top of it. I  have wanted to learn the sponging technique, though the embossing part was pretty  neat too I just didn 't get that far. At least not with this card. This stamp set is Gossamer Wings from SU and I'm not sure what set the saying came out of but I know it's an SU set, (if anyone knows let me know and I'll add the name). So, anyway, more playing with the watercolor pencils and gamsol and some sponging technique voila, I have what I think is a pretty cool card! :)

Monday, February 21, 2011

Watercolor Pencils

So... My SU! Demonstrator and friend, Jen introduced me to watercolor pencils and Gamsol technique! What a freakin cool thing!! I won't sit here and explain it all to you because most of you know what it is if you're interested in the blog at all. However, for those of you that don't it's basically a colored pencil that you use to color the image that you've stamped, then you use this oil to blend it and it is like becoming an artist and didn't even know it!

A hidden secret about me, I LOVE to color! I have since I was small. I even won a coloring contest when I was about 10(?). It was a very proud moment in my life! I won 15 bucks! Back then (yes showing my age here) 15 bucks was a LOT OF MONEY! So this opportunity was something I JUMPED on learning to do! Here's my first attempt! Hope you like!



Sunday, February 20, 2011

Birthday Card With Inspiration

My friend Lisa, had this Inspiration image on her blog:
From this image I created this for my daughter in law since her birthday is on the 2nd of March.

Thanks Lisa for the inspiration!!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Piggy Birthday

A birthday card I made for a friend at work. She has not seen it yet. I hope she likes it!!

Classroom Valentines

Instead of buying valentines this year to hand out Shelby and I made hers. We embossed the front then stuck a sucker in each one. She said that they came apart though, so I recommend that if you try this one, make sure the back is sealed better. We just used craft tape to originally tape them shut. When she had to fix them I believe that she used tape to put over the back. Oh well lesson learned!

First Stamp Club


These are the cards I made for my first stamp club. Simple squares and I used foam stickers for the letters.


My first card. This one I made from a picture I saw in a book. Kind of proud of myself for this one!


This is going to be my new blog. I have found a wonderful thing called Stampin' Up! and I have started creating with it! I LOVE doing it! This is where I'll be placing all of my creations and things that I receive from other friends and from stamp club. I am hoping to start doing challenges and such too! Wish me luck! I'm just starting out so be nice! (haha)