Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Christmas at the END of July

O Christmas Tree...  Here is one of the many Christmas stamps that I bought from the after Christmas clearance sales.  I embossed some Whisper White paper and inked the edges to help it pop out a little.  I am loving the different textures in cards, but I am really trying to not have such poofy cards because they are impossible to stick in an envelope and a pain in the butt to mail (normally).  I don't have the patience to stand in line at the post office, especially at Christmas time.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Happy Anniversary Jerry & Jennifer!

So, my coworker Jerry apparently forgot his wedding anniversary last year.  His 10 year anniversary...  Luckily, so did his wife.  This year that we decided we would not let him forget his anniversary so I made him some cards and he has already ordered the flowers and he is going to surprise her at work by making an appearance.  Guarantee he won't be in the dog house this anniversary.  Happy 11th to the happy couple!!!

When I was trying to think of ideas for the anniversary card I tried to get some clues from Jerry.  What is her favorite color?  What were your wedding colors?  What are her favorite flowers?  Typical husband, he doesn't know the answers.  So, his wife gets my favorite colors.  I have a lot of purple stuff so it is easy to make a bunch of stuff in that color scheme.  My original plan was to make the card with all the flowers but I initially could not find the stamps because my craft room is organized.  By organized I mean the room looks fabulous and clean but I have the faintest idea of where to find anything when I need it.  (Like trying to find the manual to my sewing machine when I finally decide to actually sew something.)  So, back to stamps, I made the first card with the three strips of embossed purple cardstock and the fancy flower.  I don't have any "anniversary" stamps so I went with a love you, thinking of you, celebrate love sort of theme.  Then I just went into making random stuff that could possibly work.  Pretty much just winging it...  I think Jerry is planning to give his wife the card with the flowers.  I hope you like my anniversary cards and most of all I hope Jennifer likes it.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Christmas in July

Christmas in July!!!  Michaels and Hobby Lobby are already putting out the Christmas stuff...    I got my Stampin' Up Holiday Mini Catalog and I felt inspired to post a Christmas card.  I have been randomly making Christmas cards here and there and this is one that I recently made.  Honestly, I am excited to start working on Christmas projects.  I am seriously considering becoming a Stampin' Up demonstrator, there is so many things that I want from them.  Decisions, decisions...

Products Used:

  • Sizzix Embossing Folder (Snowflakes) & Texture Boutique
  • Stamp: Stampin' Up (I think it's called Big on Christmas...)
  • Framelits: Stampin' Up
  • Snowflakes: Random things that I have bought throughout the years from who knows where

Monday, July 16, 2012


Well hello there, this simple card used a little bit of everything.  Embossing folder that I ran through my Texture Boutique, a design punch to make the circles on the bottom and circle punches for the main part of the card.  The owl is from the Stampin' Up Aviary set.  The "hello" is from a Doodlebug stamp set that is now on sale at Michaels for $3.99.  Of course, I bought it at Archivers for $15.99 a couple months ago.  I hope you have a good day!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Simple Happy Birthday

So, here is my simple birthday card!  I used the Party This Way stamp set.  One candle stamp, re-inked and stamped multiple times.  I love the simplicity of this.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Happy Birthday to Me!!!

So, lately I have been on a card making kick... There hasn't been any specific theme, just a little of everything.  Since this week is my birthday week, I figured I should share my birthday card!

I am obsessed with my owl punch from Stampin' Up!  I punched out the owl, turned it up side down and shazaam, there is a little monster.  Soooooo cute!  I hope you like my little monster birthday cards as much as I do.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

First Blog Post

Happy Fourth of July!!!  So, I have created a blog to maybe post the random artsy, craftsy random things that I make.  I like to make jewelry, stamp, scrapbook, and make cool stuff...  Here are my cards for America!