Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Pretty Poinsettia

I wish I had more time to make Christmas cards.
They are some of my favorites and it seems like I'm always too busy to make enough! I suppose I could make them all year round and then when Christmas rolls around I'd be set. However, I just have to be in the mood - and that mood doesn't hit above 60 degrees.

Oh well, I suppose if I made a ton of Christmas cards, I just might get sick of them.

Eh...probably not. ;)

Here is a pretty simple card I made last week. I don't always want sentiments because I feel like the images are enough on certain cards. I love poinsettias, so I just kept this one simple. The poinsettia is from a set by Flourishes and I heat embossed on red cardstock (Judi♥kins "White Diamond" powder). I put some pearly yellow paint in the middle and sprinkled glitter over the top. The red glitter strip is American Crafts Glitter Cardstock (a staple of mine!) and the leaf is from Prima. The embossing folder is by Provocraft - it's a 5x7 inch folder. 

Thanks for taking a peek!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Elegant Christmas

Each Christmas I find myself wanting to do white on white or white/silver cards. As someone who loves bright and vibrant color, this is a bit odd, but I do love the results when it comes to Christmas cards! Here are a couple of the elegant-style cards I've done this year. The card below is actually a lift of one of my cards I made 2 years ago. I love those pine cone stamps (Flourishes stamps). The original card is pictured below the white/silver one.

 I also love layering white die cuts. These are all by Spellbinders and the embossed background is by Provocraft. I used some red Stickles for the nose.
 Thanks for taking a peek!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Pretty Trees

It's over!
My last semester of classes is over. :)
I will start student teaching in January.

To make up a bit for the 2 month dry spell, I have some Christmas cards to share. More soon to come!
These 3 cards were made with a Stampendous! "Vintage Pine Tree" stamp. I love this stamp for winter cards because there are so many things you can do with it. On these cards,  I used heat embossing. The white powder is a "White Diamond" powder by Judi♥kins. It's got white opaque powder and beautiful flecks of glitter. The red is "Glitter Finish (Red)" by American Crafts Zing! and the gold is "Metallic Gold" by Judi♥kins.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

I know...

It's been forever.

Things have been busy with school and we also "adopted" three new Japanese college students, so I haven't even been crafting. My days are filled with homework, cleaning, chauffeuring, Zumba, and fun with our family and the five Japanese students we host. It's always fun to get students who are new to the US because they are so excited! Everything is a new experience - Homecoming parade, Halloween decorations, football's just a lot of fun. :)

Soooo, that's why I've been so quiet.
I do have a couple of fun cards to share though. Super easy and fun!

 The shoes are from the Witches' Brew Spellbinders set (I used American Crafts cardstock). I've never used them before, but they're pretty cute. I just free handed some tights to fit the shoes - the star paper is from a 6x6 Cosmo Cricket Mini Deck called Matilda. The background paper is from Ready Set Go by Amy Tangerine for American Crafts This collection is seriously cute! For the skirt, I layered May Arts ribbons and trim. The orange is NR38 1.5" - TEXTURED/TWO TONE and the black is WQ10 2" - WEBBED WEAVE. I adhered them with GlueArts "Adhesive Squares: Extreme Tac" and Beacon Adhesives "Fabri-Tac."

On the card below, I used the same adhesives and papers from the same collections. The trims are again May Arts as follows: The plaid is BN22 1.5" - PLAID/TWO TONE/WIRED and the stars are AX30 7/8" - SATIN/CUTOUTS.
 Here is a peek at the inside - the stamp is by Unity Stamp Co. and the witch is from the same Spellbinders set, Witches' Brew.
Thanks for taking a peek !

Monday, September 3, 2012


September is here! Make sure you check out the brand new issue of Scrap n' Art, because it has some amazing projects and tutorials in it.
Just check out the rotating pics on the homepage to see a FEW of the awesome things in the September issue!

I also have something of my own to share - a little bit of French country.
The paper was stamped with TPC Studios stamps (Roosters set) and an old Stampendous! French text background stamp that I picked up at Goodwill several years ago. The "Merci" and text strip at the top are clear stickers. The doily was cut with a PTI Parisian Doily die and I accented it and the top with Liquid Pearls. The ribbon is from May Arts and the lace is vintage. I used Beacon Adhesives Fabri-Tac to adhere the fabric elements and GlueArts Extreme-Tac for the rest of the card.


Saturday, August 25, 2012


I'm not a very simple papercrafter; I tend towards the more elaborate and fussy. Sometimes though, I think enough is enough and I end up with a super simple card like this one. That funky bow just didn't need any other help!

Maybe this is a sign of the semester to come. I'm back in college for my last semester of classes. Yea! It's definitely a process as I attempt to adjust from summer's carefree ways into the schedule of school (for the kids and for me). I might find simplicity has a bigger place in my life.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Break over

Well, that was a long enough break, don't you think? ;) Back to the wedding cards! I just got two fresh invites in the mail this past week, so the push is far from over. This is a pretty simple card that mimics a design I did earlier in the summer. I just like how the doily looks with this theme. On this card I used two of the rings (I ran to HL with a 40% off coupon in my sweaty little hand and purchased a package of them!) and went with a bolder color scheme.The background was embossed with a 5x7 Cuttlebug folder and both of the trims are from the HL wedding department.

Thanks for taking a peek!