Sunday, June 26, 2011

Hoppy Hello!

This card is my entry for the Friday Free for All at Stamp TV.  The challenge was to pick a design in the gallery of a selected Gina K. Design Team Member and copy it, changing at least two of the elements in the card.  I chose the Nuts for You card created by the selected designer.  I then changed the stamp and the color theme to create this design.  I hope you enjoy it.  Take a look around....  Abby and I have created a ton of cards and we love to share them!

Abby is busy working with Shrinky Dinks and stamps.  It's quite an interesting medium.  Check back for more info and photos of the results!


Monday, June 20, 2011

Cupcake Cory

The following is my entry for the weekly CPS card sketch #223 and the Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge #83 - Cards for Little Peeps.

The card was made with Stampin' Up cardstock and scrap designer paper for the layers.  I cut Layer #1 from scrap paper using my paper trimmer, then cut layer #2 using my Fiskars shape cutter.  Both layers corners were rounded.

The sweet little baker in the focal image is Cupcake Cory from Kraftin' Kimmie stamps.  This is the first time I have used her on a card, but I like!  :)  I colored her using my Copic markers then cut her into a square using my Classic Square Spellbinder dies and my Sizzix Big Shot.    I cut the second sentiment using my deckled rectangles dies from Spellbinder.  Yep, you guessed it...I love Spellbinders!!!

As a final glitzy touch I added some coordinating Imaginesence Hot Rocks using my heat setter tool to the corners of the final layer.

I hope you enjoy viewing this card as much as I enjoyed making it.  Please take a look around this blog and leave a comment or two.  My daughter and I have created many varieties of cards and we love to share them with everyone!

Have a great week!


Sunday, June 19, 2011

Wear Your White

This simple and friendly card is my entry for the Gina K. Mix it Up Monday challenge - Wear Your White.  I used all scrap paper in designing this card and Stampin' Up ink.  The Scalloped Circle was cut using my Spellbinder Petite Scalloped Circle Dies and my Big Shot.  I embellished the card using a white button for the center of the flower and created a white buterfly with white pearl accents to complete the requirement for embellishing with white.  I hope you enjoy the card!

Have a great week!


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Kraftin' Kimmie June Release

Has everyone checked out the June release of Kraftin' Kimmie stamps? I am going to order mine now! They are terrific! These are some of my favorite stamps to color with Copics!

Monday, June 13, 2011


Good Morning Crafty Friends!

Anyone reading this blog will know that Spellbinders are one of my favorite tools in paper crafting. I love them and have a large number of them hanging about which sometimes makes storing them and finding the perfect one a challenge at times.

Does anyone else have challenges storing these great little metal dies?

While Abby and I were at the GASC in Arlington, Texas about a week ago, we discovered a terrific idea for storing this treasures in a neat and convenient way and we wanted to share it on our blog. We have adapted the idea to better fit the way we craft and I am sure you can all think of great enhancements as well.

We went to Home Depot and purchased magnetic heater vent covers. These items are around $5.00 for three covers and can be found near the venting/air conditioning supplies in the store. We cut them into three sections of 5 inches each. The pieces measure around 5 x 8 inches and they make a perfect place to attach all the dies of one set. Ours were a little flimsy so we took the card stock that comes in the package with the covers and also cut it into the same dimmensions. Then, we used our ATG to adhere the magnetic sheets to the card stock. To finish it off, I covered some additional card stock cut into cover sized pieces with some pretty designer paper (because that is what paper crafters do, cover everything we can in pretty paper!) and then bound the book using my Zutter and a 1" binding wire.

Now I have a wonderful little book that I can turn pages and have my Spellbinders close at hand. Let me know if you try this tip and how it turns out. I'd love to hear any tips you have as well!

Happy Crafting.


Sunday, June 12, 2011

Challenge Card for Kraftin Kimmie #82 and CPS Sketch #22

Good Evening Friends,

Abby spent the weekend with me, but we didn't get to craft as much as we wanted.  We had to celebrate Grandma's birthday on Saturday.  On Sunday, we went for a mani/pedi and that took for-EVER and that really cut into our crafting time.  We have decided we are going to devote some extra time to crafting over the next few weeks to get caught up with all our challenges.

The following is my card for the CPS card sketch #222 and it also fits with the Kraftin Kimmie challenge #82, which was to add a splash of gold to the card. 

I actually made the card for a friend.  Her husband is in the hospital and she has been a bit down.  I am going to send the card to her to wish her well.  She is a cross-stitcher...I bet she has been stitching away during those long hours of caring for her husband.  I hope he gets better really soon.  I miss seeing her every day.

This card was made using Stampin' Up Ivory Cardstock as a base and then I added some pink cardstock and a piece of blue stock with that splash of gold as 2nd and 3rd layers.  I embossed the pink stock with my Sizzix Big Shot and a circles embossing folder.  For the focal image I colored Goldilocks from the Kraftin' Kimmie collection with my Copic markers.  This is the first time I have used this stamp, but I bet it won't be the last.  ;-)  On the interior, I colored a small bear with my Copic markers, cut it out closely, and then affixed it with a message saying "thought you could you a little pick up!"  As a final touch, I rounded all four corners with my corner rounder punch.


CPS Sketch #222