Saturday, June 22, 2013

Just Add Leaves!

When I think of leaves I think of fall. And when I think of fall I think of Thanksgiving. So for this weeks Just Add Ink Challenge I went with a thanksgiving inspired Thankful card. The theme is just add leaves! Check... I'm ready for the next one!

The leaves were cut with the die cut machine and also embossed with the spider web embossing folder. The pocket is stitched around the edges, folded over in one corner, then fastened with a brad and some sticky strip. All products are Stampin Up!

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Happy Birthday Cupcake!!!

So I am sending out a birthday card today that I made quite a while ago and had in my stash. I thought I would put it up here for the world to see before it leaves my hands forever. It uses all Stampin' Up! materials and I am not sure, but I think many of them are/have been retired. Still a fun idea though!

Thanks for looking!

Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to all the Dads out there! That includes my awesome husband, a father of two beautiful boys, and my dad, the best grandpa ever! Here's a look at the Father's Day card I made for my dad.

I cannot take credit for the design however, it was cased. But it does use all Stampin' Up! materials.
Thanks for looking!

Mojo Monday Newbie

This is my first time participating in any card challenge and I have decided to combine two! Mojo Monday (challenge #297) has given the card sketch inspiration, while The Paper Players (challenge #149) has given the color inspiration. I LOVE IT! So here is what I came up with.


Now that all is said and done, it was quite a bit trickier than I would have thought. I usually case cards, so I was finding it difficult to create on my own, even with all the inspiration. Hopefully I will get better at it!

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Paper Purse

So here is my latest treasure!! I made this with my Stampin' Up demonstrator, and yes, it took all day! I plan on trying it again and I am sure that it will be faster the second time around. It is a purse made of all paper and some thin card board for the front and back. It holds 6 cards, 6 envelopes, 1 pen, and the stamps needed to mail it. Velcro holds the latch closed on the top of the purse as well as the small pocket. The ribbon for the strap is Rich Razzleberry and the paper used to decorate it and the cards is the International Bizarre Designer Series Paper. The original project and instructions were found on Pinterest. 


BACK (with postage stamp pocket)

INSIDE (with pen and six cards and envelopes)

Thanks for looking!!!


Thursday, May 16, 2013

My Work Space

I am so BLESSED to have a space to keep all of my stuff and to work! Here is a brief look!

It isn't a large space, only a 12' x 12' bedroom, which I share with all my books :) and my hubby's drum set. One wall has all of my craft storage. The window wall has my desk (nice and large with a glass top from Ikea) which jets out into the center of the room. The next wall has four, seven foot tall, full bookcases with all my books (mostly children's books) and a three foot tall bookcase with large bins full of yarn. The last wall has the closet and the door; the closet has been emptied of my things -- it houses the drum set (half in / half out because of the size), all set up and ready to be played, with shelves up above for my hubby's beer brewing supplies.

For the full tour, check out this short video.


Welcome to my blog! So glad you made your way here, either on purpose or by accident. I am brand new to this whole blogging thing so just bare with me as I make the trek through this whole deal. I am 27 years old and a mother of 2 beautiful boys. They are 20 months and 2 months old. And yes, they keep me quite busy! I am blessed to be a stay at home mom now, and was previously a teacher. When the babies aren't competing for my attention it goes to my hubby (when he's home) and my 2 doggies --Tank is the big French Mastiff and Gizmo is the small, white, Shi-Tzu. They are also boys! So five boys and me... the Queen :) With the free time that I do get / make (to keep myself sane) I like card making. I have fallen in love with Stampin' Up in the last year or two, but have so many other supplies already that I am not yet loyal to it. So this blog is mainly dedicated to just that... my creations! ENJOY!