Saturday, December 14, 2013

Tim Holtz Embossing Folder and Washi Tape

This card almost makes me think of a fortune cookie. I water colored the heart with Tim Holtz distress ink. I covered a sheet of cardstock with washi tape and then punched out the circles. After I embossed the card base I sewed the washi circles on and then popped up the heart on top.

Hope you Christmas season is coming along beautifully.

Monday, December 09, 2013

New Crop Handmade Snowflake Patterns

Today marks another Family Home Evening spent making paper snowflakes to add to our growing collection. It now takes me about a half hour or more to hang them all. Jonah wanted to copy Aaron's design so badly. I love when they want to be like each other. Tessa loved the idea of a butterfly and went to work making that happen. Unfortunately, her first attempt didn't turn out so hot. One good thing about this year is that I didn't have to do all the initial folding of the paper. Jakob and Tessa are getting pretty good at it. Daddy is at training for work so we hope to have him add his when he gets home. He always makes the coolest designs. Like his FIRE SNOWFLAKE.

To see last years crop
and to see them hanging up
have a wonderfully crafty week!

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Baby Boy Scrapbook Layout

Seriously, OH MY GOSH! It has probably been half a year since I scrapped a page. I just adore this picture of my "baby boy" and myself from our family vacation this summer. He's twelve and he towers over me at 6ft tall now. He thinks it's pretty funny. I actually used Scrapbook Steals Midweek Mojo Lolite #2 sketch for this layout. I used some gorgeous papers that my friend Melissa sent me, cuz she's just super nice like that. No matter how big he gets, or how big a stinker he is,
he'll always be my baby boy.

I need to learn how to journal straight when I hand journal but I know he won't mind .

I have used DCWV, October Afternoon and WRMK papers here. The letters are Thickers.

You TOO, don't you forget to be awesome every day!
I love paper :)!!!

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Washi Tape Circles

I had a lot of fun designing this card. I placed coordinating washi tapes in lines and then punched circles out of it. I then cut them in half and arranged them on the card front. Fancy pants chipboard alpha and glitz alpha stickers finished off the card.. Thanks for stopping by.
Have a crafty weekend.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Time to De-Stash my Creative Space

Hello all. You can visit the gallery here for pricing. It's a public FB gallery



$1 each: RED SOLD











$2.00 background sized stamp











$2.50 4 yards or so

$.50 cents each ALL SOLD

$.50 cents SOLD

$3 for about a half pound or more of buttons two different designs. 

Friday, November 22, 2013

Paper Smooches Island Floral

I was really debating about whether or not I should apply for the PS DT. I  made this card and then I never submitted it..."why", you may ask...because my life is stinkin' crazy right now. I can't believe I even have time to write this blog post ;). I know that there will be an end to basketball season but right now we're mired in it and IT'S FANTASTIC. I love it! Every minute...just not the driving. :)

This card calms my mind and takes me away to a beautiful tropical island.
Hope your weekend has less snow than mine.
Stay mater what.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Thanksgiving Place Cards Pilgrims and Indians

I'm over at the Paper Girls Challenge Blog today. We're making THANKFUL projects. Every year I say I'm going to make place cards for our table and every year it gets down to crunch time and never happens. Well this year WE WILL HAVE THEM! :)

I used Stampin' Up's Turkey Talk stamp set for the pilgrim and Indian images. I punched a bunch of leaves, folded them and then inked the creases. I inked the edges of each place card and then stamped each person's name. I think they turned out so cute. (Still have to make grandma's :)).
Have a crafty day!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Bridal Shower Purple Flower

My wonderful college roomie is getting married in January. SO EXCITED for her!!!

I went to her bridal shower yesterday and there was purple as far as the eye could see. I don't know why but I'm just not a purple person. I own a few items of purple clothing but just don't gravitate toward that color. Give me an orange shirt any old day ;).
So I began by stamping the image and then coloring in the flowers with my Spectrum Noir markers. I added a bit of Stickles here and there and then finished it off with a sweet sentiment.

Hope your weekend is super crafty.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Fan Freakin Tastic Sweet Stamp Shop

Another little Sweet Stamp Shop goody!

I forgot to post this other reject from my Paper Crafts submission. I love the color and the poppiness of this card. Wouldn't you love to get a card that says "Fan-Freakin-Tastic". I added glossy accents to the fan blades and the word "WHOA!".

Well, I'm headed to bed. This time change has me all discombobulated.
Stay crafty!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Family Photo Shoot

I really enjoy taking family pictures for people. You get to spend a little time in their world and learn about them. You get to share smiles and laughter with them and most especially you get to capture beautiful moments. I feel extremely blessed to all those who have been a part of this journey with me.

There are so many more beautiful shots. I can't wait for them to see the whole lot!