Friday, July 25, 2014

A easel birthday card

I have a fun easel birthday card to share with you all today 
I have been playing around with different style cards,
because I'll be teaching a ULTIMATE card make n take in a few weeks,
 and though this is a great time to practice!

So here is the card sitting up pretty
And when it's closed, this is the front...
looks just like a normal non-conspicuous card!
And I made a matching envelope to boot!
I am totally loving the chalkboard effect of white ink on black stock paper.
Very very very easy to achieve this look, and I love how it just stands out. 

Playing along with these challenges:
Crafty Catz: Anything Goes
Art Impressions: Big Birthdays
MilkCoffee Challenge: Birthdays
Penny's Papercrafty: Anything goes

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Anything goes at Anyting but a Card

I hope you all had a safe and fun 4th of July!
Sorry I've been so quiet lately,
sometimes life sneaks up on you I guess!
It's the first Sunday of the month, so that means there is a
brand spankin new challenge at Anything But a Card!
And this time around it's Anything Goes!
Well anything but a card goes!
So I have a page out of my planner/ art journal to share with you all.
As you may have read prior I'm doing the Documented Life Project
This is a really great challenge that gives you an art journal prompt every week,
and challenges you to use the journal as a planner as well!
So I'm sharing with you all my "tip in" page.
The prompt was to use a crossword puzzle, or sudoku, or other game type page.
I decided to make my own crossword with these great words!
This is the page opened up, and you can see where my planner is on the one side,
and then two additional pages of art journaling.
I tend to prep my pages prior, and felt that with it being the 4th of July that the red and blue was perfecto!
I hope you are inspired to join in our challenge this week!
Thanks so very much for checking out my blog.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Welcome Baby

I have this fun baby shower card to share with you all today!
Perfect for a baby boy!
Oh what fun I had coloring him up with my prismacolor markers.
I added some "stitching" with my white pen, and dug through my
wood veneer letters to spell out "welcome baby."
I just adore how it turned out,
and may have to make another one for the shop!
Hope you are having a fabulous weekend!
Entering this into:
Creative Corner: For the Boys
Aloha Challenges: Baby
4 Crafty chicks: Baby
Paper Crafting Journey: Anything Goes

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Lets play a round

Yes, Fathers day is this weekend...
if you are lucky enough to still have your dad,
I hope you get to spend some time with him on this wonderful holiday!
I am one of the lucky ones,
however I am not lucky enough to be physically close enough to get to spend the day with him.

This week has been full of Fathers Day Card orders,
I am going to share this one because I am in love with it!

See how the golf ball  goes around the circle?
Yep, it's "interactive,"
Simple, but effective.
I'm hoping the fabulous lady that ordered it loves it as well!

Oh oh oh AND... I made the map envelope to go with it!  LOVE this!!!

Friday, June 6, 2014


  The best thing about being able to do my own cards
is that I'm not restricted to stamps that are in print,
I can print out my own sentiments and find perfect digi's online!
Last night one of my co-workers requested this card.
I never thought I'd make a card with a mosquito,
or with this sort of sentiment,
thats what's so great about custom orders,
They let me go outside my ho hum distress box!
Yeah, you're reading that right,
the sentiment says Mosquito's are A$$holes.
Obviously this is a personal sentiment, and an inside sort of joke.
I couldn't resist using the googly eyes on the mosquito,
after all don't all mosquito's have googly eyes?
The other product that I got to use is Wink of Stella,
if you haven't found this product yet in your local scrapbook store,
you should be asking them to carry it!
I uses it on the wings, and it gives just a bit of shimmer,
and colors the white papers a bit off-white!
Hope you are having a crafty day!
Entering this into:
ColorQ: Challenge 244
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday: Fathers day/ Masculine

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Birthday card

Well, I've given in, it is officially summer, and my Air conditioner is now running 24 hrs a day!
Yep, the thermometer in my car read at 112 yesterday!
So my goal is to stay cool, and craft!
Yesterday I got some time in, and I made this fun and fab birthday card.

Yeah, I got to use my envelope maker to make a matching envelope even! 
I am SOOOO in love with the envelope maker!
If you love this card as much as I do,
you can own it! 
Check it out in my etsy shop here.

Plus I'm entereing this into:
Try Stamping on Tuesday: Challenge 170

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Just Some Lines and Anything But a Card

Hey all!
So if you read my blog last week you know that's I've started a new planner/
art journal with Documented life. 
I figured this is a great place to try some new techniques.
For this page I used up some of my excess papers that mask off
my projects from errant spritzes of ink!
I cut them up into flowers, and glued them down to the page.
Then I added the fab girl from Just Some Lines floating in a sea of flowers.
The design team at Just Some Lines is going on hiatus for the summer.
But there are a bunch of new fun digis in the shop!
And at Anything But a Card the challenge this month is.....
What do you have planned for this summer?
Do you float in the pool, play on the beach, or camp in the mountains,
come over and share your summer with us!