Thursday, February 7, 2013

Valentine's Cards- 2013

I made several Valentine's Day cards I would love to share with you all. I had a FABULOUS time creating them and so I made a video for you all to enjoy!!

Please feel free to send me a message if you any questions and/or comments.  I will be sure and get  back to you.

I am so very grateful you stopped by.  Have a wonderful crafty day!!

Thursday, December 27, 2012


I made my very first cake balls this year for the Family Christmas Party.  It was SUPER FUN!!
The credit has to go to Emma of MCT who is always inspiring me with her a amazing project and ideas.  Her DT has much to do with that also,
 Decorating the cake balls with candy coating and all the yummy sprinkles is my favorite part!!!  I am sooo looking forward to making more, more, more!!!    

I was sooo happy everyone LOVED the cake balls!!!
I do not post as often as I'd like to, but hopefully that will change soon, because I absolutely love sharing my projects with family and friends, who are always very supportive.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  Please feel free to leave a comment or ask any question and I will be sure to get back to you.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Design Honey: Guess Who is the Designer Behind Blue Fern Studios

Michelle of Design Honey is now the Principal Graphic Designer for Blue Fern Studios and is having a giveaway.  Just head on over to her blog for the details and wish her the best in her ventures with Blue Fern Studios.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

 I made this card for a good friend, who is always so sweet and classy. 

This stamp image is made by Flonz and I love it.  

I really had a great time making this card. 
I used the following products to make this card:
  • Card - Craft Cardstock
  • Anna Griffin - Tiger Print foiled paper
  • DCWV - Glitzy Glitter Stack
  • Martha Stewart -  Color Pencils
  • Ranger - Stickles
  • Prima - Flowers and Pearls
  • Tim Holtz- Embossing Folder and Stamp  Pad (Black Soot)
  • Flonz - Sexy Lady Stamp
  • Want2Scrap - Black pearls (center of flowers)
  • Crafty Secrets - Happy Birthday stamp image and sentiment
  • Carts - Elegant Edges and Phrases
Thank you so much for stopping by.  Please feel free to leave a comment or any questions.


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Last week was my sister-in-law's birthday and she is super sweet, so I wanted to make her card very special.  I know she loves flowers and anything vintage, so I made her card with a vintage style.
She was so grateful and loved the card.  She especially loved that I made it like an easal, so she can display it easier.
To make her card I used  the products below:
  • Card - Craft cardstock
  • Prima - Embellishign jewel spray; Trim and Bling
  • Martha Stewart - Border Punch
  • DCWV - Madamoiselle Stack
  • Loralie Designs - Dressform stamp image
  • Brenda Walton - Vellum envelope w/ insert
  • Latraset Marker
  • Fiskars - All Year Greeting (Happy Birthday)
  • Fiskars -Scallop Circle Punch
  • Tim Holtz - Vintage Photo
  • Stash -  Buttons, Cameo, Fan Charm and Flowers
  • Carts - Elegant Edges
 This card was inspired by Arlene of  She is always a great inspiration!!!  Thank you sooo much Arlene!!!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Xavier's 50th Birthday Banner

   Hello everyone.  Last week my family celebrated my brother's 50th Birthday and gave him a surprise party.  The expression on his face when he walked in was absolutely priceless.  He was overjoyed and sooo grateful.  This was the first party my brother had ever had, as he became a dad quite young and his whole life became his kids, so being surrounded by family and friends was already the perfect way to spend his birthday.  It was a party full of joy, laughter, surprises, dancing and lots and lots of LOVE!!!  
    I sooo had a fant-a-bu-lous time making these banners for my brother's party.  
    First, I know I wanted to make the pennants nice and big because we were hanging the banners in the backyard.
   Tim Holtz paper stash was perfect for this occasion, because  I wanted the banners to be both masculine and fun.
    Also, Tim Holtz stamp sets had the perfect sentiments.
    To make these I used several carts, but I used my gypsy and everything came together very easily and it's always fun using the G, because you can create as many sheets as you want, no. of copies, change sizes and weld (words/images) all in one project.  Once your done, you just have to cut the images.
    Below I put a small clip of some close up pics of the banners.  

    I love, love, love the way they turned out.  My brother was very happy and grateful.  Nothing beats putting a smile on someone's face and bringing them joy.

   To make the banners, I used the following products:

Tim Holtz - Lost&Found paper stash, TH Grunge Board elements, TH stamps (Life's Possibilities, Regal Flourish and Lost & Found); TH stamp pads (Vintage Photo, Forest Moss, Faded Jean & Black Soot); and TH Die (Jalopy) 
DCWV - Tattered Time paper stack
Colorbok - Metallic paper (Gold, Silver and Black)
Crafty Secrets - Favorite Fellas
 (1) Phrases (Pennants)
 (2) Boys Will Be Boys (Letters)
 (3) Doodle Charms (Presents)
 (4) Cuttin Up (Party Hats)
 (5) Indie Art (Skulls, Spade)
 (6) Father's Day (Playing Cards, Cola Can, Pool Balls and Toolbox & Tools)
 (7) Everyday Pop-Up cards; (Mug and Mini Banners)
 (8) Bump in the Night (Mustaches); and
 (9) Accent Essentials (Accent Circles)
Embellishments - flat bottle caps, bingo chips (Jenny Bowlin), ghost clock (Heidi Swapp), ribbon (my stash), stickles and glossy accents.

    Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a peek at my projects.  Please feel free to leave a comment and/or ask any questions.  I will do my best to answer them as soon as possible.
      Be safe, be happy and be inspired. 

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Altered Box - Treasure Box for Isabella

I made this altered box for Isabella Faith (my niece's baby) for her 1st Birthday.  She is an absolute joy and I wanted to make Treasure Box where her mom can store away special memories for her.  
 First, I painted the box with My Studio acrylic paint (Ivory), except for the rim of the lid, which I used (Bright Magenta).  Then I used wooden letters from my stash for "Isabella Faith" and painted them with Folk Art (Metallic Amethyst).  Lastly, on the letters I placed 2 or 3 gold flat back pearls on each letter (Queen&Co.).  Most of the flowers on the lid are from bunches I buy at a local Dollar Tree (I LOVE these flowers).  The butterflies are also from my local Dollar Tree store.  I stamped around the edges using Scrappy Cat swirly stamps with Stazon (Royal Purple) and several pearls as a extra touch on each stamp.  Finally, I used soft lilac tulle and tied like a bow and placed it just below the picture which is matted on a circle punch (EK Success - 2 3/4 ) and put on 1/2" dimensional pop squares.

The paper collections I used are Graphic 45 Little Darlings Collection and DCWV Mariposa.  I punched out circles and flowers using EK Success circle 2 3/4" and flower 3".  I did some distressing Tim Holtz -Victorian Velvet (of course, distressing is almost always a must with my  In some of the circles I matted Little Darling paper and are some I punched out pictures of Isabella and her Mom.  I embellished this side with some more butterflies and pearl strands.  Lastly, I tore away at the upper right hand corner and distressed to get a little peak at the beautiful Mariposa paper underneath.
 On this side of the box I matted pictures of Isabella and her mom and with Fiskars 1" circle punch I punched out images from the Little Darlings paper and adhered to Epiphany Crafts bubble caps .  I embellished with just one butterfly and a dragonfly and beautiful ribbon from my stash I trimmed the bottom of the box.  Lastly, to really appreciate the Mariposa paper, I tore away and distressed on the right hand side of the box.
Finally, on the inside of the box I painted with Bright Magenta acrylic paint, tore and decoupaged Mariposa paper.  I then adhered a clear frame (Princess) over her photo and to the inside of the box.

Making this box for Isabella is more than just a gift to me.  It's a something she will always have that will remind her of me and how much I love her.  

Please feel free to leave a comment and any questions you may on any of the products I used I would be  more than happy to answer.  Thank you so much for stopping by.