Friday, December 31, 2010

New Year (almost) - New Posts

Well, one of my resolutions for the new year is to craft more. I just got a new cricut expression and some new cartridges and I have stamps that I've never even used. While I have made some things (just neglected to post them here), most nights I come home and either, do housework or veg on the sofa. So - no more - I hereby resolve to create!

My littlest - Kai - has a birthday coming up. He's going to be six. We talked about themes and decided that we would buy the build-a-bear kits and make them at our house and have a build-a-bear slumber party. He's at my mom's right now and I told him I was working on his invitations. He asked what they looked like and I told him "remember, they're build-a-bear". He said that his friends liked "cool stuff" - NOT teddy bears. Never fails - just like Halloween costumes - they change their minds. However - I have my plans laid. So, I made the card and posted it on facebook with instructions for my mom to show him. He said "Thanks for letting me have my party - I like the card". it is!
I'm sure, should you come back - you'll be seeing more build-a-bear - party favors, maybe cupcake toppers or wrappers or perhaps a banner. In the meantime - here is the invitation, using Beary Best Friends from SU and Eat Cake from SU (for the "You're invited"). Cardstock is:Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade and Buckaroo Blue. The dp is My Minds Eye and Basic Grey. The image is colored with copics and the card is accented with buttons. Hope you like!

Friday, April 2, 2010

This is my new prayer journal. I got the notebook at Office Max on clearance and the paper (bo bunny) on clearance at my lss. The stamps are clear dollar stamps - love this bug...use it all the time. They have some great Christian stamps. I colored the image with copics and prismacolor silver. The "Pray without ceasing" I did in word.
What better day to post it than the anniversary of the greatest gift ever given, the gift of eternal life when Jesus died for mankind's sins.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

More Doodlefactory Blox Invites

I used the same product for both of these pictures. I had them out, so why not? I used wild wasabi, baha breeze and chocolate chip cardstock. The dp is wild wasabi, baha breeze and chocolate chip. I added ribbon, flowers and brads. The stamp is Blox, the pig, from doodlefactory. Isn't he cute? Prepare to see a little more of him - I have about a dozen stamped and colored, just waiting to be used on more invites.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

New Starving Artist Stamps

These actually aren't newly released, but are new to me! I'm hosting family supper club at my church this month. What better way to get people to come than to invite them to "come pig out"? Right? I used Blox, the cute little pig, with Basic Grey Lemonade, Purely Pomegranite and Baha Breeze. The oval and the "label 10" are from nestabilities. I also added a few brads and ribbon.
This card is a get well card for my boss' husband. He is having hernia surgery. The inside says "Hope you're feeling squirrelly again soon". I really thought about adding "Sorry about your nuts". My boss would find it hilarious, but I'm not so sure about the patient, so I opted to leave it off. I used Cosmo Cricket Hello Sunshine with my fave, Wild Wasabi and a lemony yellow of unknown origin. The squirrel and the tree are from Doodlefactory's "Into the Woods".

Saturday, February 20, 2010


I'm now finished with my dinner invites. This layout is based on the SFYTT. It was a lot of fun. I rarely have a card that doesn't have a stamp as the main feature, but this paper is amazing. You can't tell, but the black flower is shiney, as are the small circles. The pitcher is embossed, so it has a sheen to it as well.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

A little late

It's been forever since I've done a sketch challenge at splitcoast! So, I thought I'd try one and get another one of my dinner party invites done. Well, I logged on and accidently did last week's instead of this week's. Oh, well. It was fun anyway! I used the porcelain basic grey again, with mellow moss, pirouette pink, chocolate chip and white. I embossed the flatware with silver this time and added a ribbon with wine glass charm.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Another SFYTT

Another SFYTT. I know - same stamps - SU's Dinner Party and $1 sentiment, but I'm having a dinner party later this month, so two birds with one stone and all that jazz. I used so saffron as the base, layered with Basic Grey Urban Prairie. I used a sheer green ribbon and cut the circles with the cuttlebug. Really a pretty simple straightforward card, just lots of layers and pretty DP.

Friday, February 12, 2010


This is for the February 6 SFYTT at I used mellow moss for the card base layered with chocolate chip, pirouette pink and basic grey porcelain dp. I used my cuttlebug to cut the circles, ovals and label behind the "you're invited". I used some of the stickers from the basic grey collection and some flowers with dew drop to accent. The silverware is Dinner Party from SU stamped with mellow moss. I inked the edges of the oval a little with creamy caramel. The sentiment is from a $1 set and is stamped with chocolate chip.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Happy Valentines Day!

These are the valentines I made for my 6 year old's classmates. The plan was to fill the baggies with conversation hearts and put them in the little baskets. But, as of last Saturday there were no conversations hearts to be found anywhere we went. So, we settled for conversation heart cookies. I used Penny Black Every Which Way stamps with my cricut to make the baskets. The stamps are colored with copics and the ovals and scallopped ovals were cut with the cuttlebug.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Yes, I'm still alive

It is so sad how infrequently I get a chance to stamp - and even more infrequently have a chance to take pictures of my stuff and get them posted. But, what're ya gonna do? I've gotta work. My studio is now clean and hopefully that will inspire me to get some creating done!

This is a thank you note I made for my boss. The inside is already written on, so I didn't post it, but it has dp with chicks on it with yellow cardstock matted in chocolate chip and punched with the scallop punches. The punches are knew by the way and they do have a learning curve. I usually pick stuff up pretty quickly, but these took me a few tries and it's still not perfect.
I used basic grey dp with unknown yellow cardstock, baha breeze, chocolate chip and old olive. The stamps are from my days on the Clear Dollar Stamps design team - love this set, the little animals are so cute! They have some cute Christian sentiments that go with them as well!

Anyway, as usual, it felt good to get back into the studio and create something! Hope you like it - if there's any die hard "Frenchy fans" still out there.