Monday, March 30, 2009

KWerner challenge #47

This is just a quicky. I have to run to work, but I wanted to post this before time is up. This is for KWerner's color inspiration challenge #47.  But enjoy this quick card (under an hour for me-which is damn near hard to do for me). Enjoy!

Happily Ever After U & I forever:
- Sassafras Golden Love DP
- Studio G stamps in ColorBox brown
- U, i chipboard: Target $1 chipboard
- &: Laundry Line Halloween Orange Glitter Chipboard
- Morex Bobbin Ribbon

Sunday, March 29, 2009

What a hoot!

Happy Sunday all! Check out Fun-Frilled today and see my card for this week's theme- Megan's kit. One of the Design Team members, Megan, sent us some supplies, that we all had to come up with a card using them. The supplies included the dot Designer paper, red small ribbon, one white and one red prima flower, and 3 white brads. Now we didn't have you use ALL of the supplies, but the more we used, the better. I used all the supplies give except I only used 1 of the 3 white brads given. Other than that, its all there. 
Here's a sneak peek. Check out the full card at Fun-Frilled!

For you supply lovers, this is pretty short, since I was sent most of the supplies in the kit. :)

Get well soon owl card:
- red and black paper by Paper Reflections
- Owl stamp by Hampton Arts' Kolette Hall/Studio G in Color Box black
- white ribbon and get well soon card by ??
-rest of supplies given

Monday, March 23, 2009

Think Spring!

So once again I started working on my Fun-Frilled cards and ended up making more than one in the theme. So this is the card that didn't make the cut (for me at least) for Fun-Frilled. You can check out the card I ended up using (Sunday's post) at Fun-Frilled. 
Think Spring everyone. I want sun! It's a shorty post today. Hugs!

Spring card:
- Berry Sweet K& Company DP
- Studio G stamps in Color Box black
- Le Plume II markers on flowers
- Michael's stick-on pearls
- ribbon by ??

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Celebrate Spring!

If you haven't yet, make sure you check out Fun-Frilled today. Sunday as you may know, is my Design team day over at Fun-Frilled, so make sure you check out my card! This week's theme is Think Spring. Boy can I not WAIT for it to be spring. I hate cold weather!
Here's a sneak peek at the card. Check out the full card at Fun-Frilled.

And for those of you wanting the supplies, here ya go:

Celebrate Spring card:
- DP Berry Sweet K&Company paper pad
- Celebrate Spring and Flower stamp by Hampton Arts in Color Box Black ink
- Le Plume II markers used on flowers
- Michael's pearl adhesive stickers

Friday, March 20, 2009

KWerner's Color Inspiration #46

So I had a great time doing this one. I love pink for one thing. I searched through my hordes of sketches and other people's cards for inspiration, then finally just sat down and made something straight from my head. :) As usual, I had fun with letters. I love chipboard letters.
Anyways, here's just a shorty, because I am mad tired and have to get up and meet with my in-laws tomorrow afternoon. Night (or morning for many) all!

Hey Sweetie card:
- DP by Daisyd's Autumn Fall in love collection
- Black and pink paper from paper Reflections
-Studio G cupcake stamp in Color Box black
- Sweetie stamp by Katie & Co. in Color Box black, colored in with LePlume II markers
- Pink glitter chipboard by K&Company's Smitten set
- "e" pink chipboard from Target's scrapbook chipboard alphabet

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Makes my heart smile blog award

I got this from BeccaRoo over at:

Here are the Rules:
1. The winner may put the logo on their blog.
2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.
3. Nominate 10 blogs.
4. Put links to their blogs.
5. Leave a message for your nominees.

Ok, so here are my 10!

Love you all!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day all! In honor of this wonderfully green day, here is a card to get your green on. I originally made it while figuring out ideas for Fun-Frilled's last week's challenge of St. Patrick's day, but put it on the back burner till I finished the one I ended up putting on Fun-Frilled. I LOVE glitter and pearls, so this card is so very me. If I added lace, then it would be me in a card, but it didn't look right with lace (believe me, I considered it). So my favorite part is the Kaiser Scrapbook pearls. I LOVE these things. I wouldn't mind more of these *hint hint, nudge nudge* haha. These babies fit perfectly over the dots on the paper. It was the last thing I added, and boy am I glad I did. I think it makes the dots pop more. That and I love pearls in general. If I could be a 1950s mom who wears pearls (I just want the jewelry and clothes, not the chores and other stuff of a 50s mom) I love it.
Yes, I did make an inside. I really wanted St. Patrick's Day somewhere, and it didn't work out on the front. It's not your usual placement of inside greetings, but I felt like being different. 
Anyways, if you haven't checked out Fun-Frilled, DO IT! If you participate in the challenges for the next couple of weeks, there is some awesome giveaways in store. So hop on over there and check it out!

St. Patrick's Day card
- Everyday Tango by Lisa Cohen DP
- Technique Tuesday borderline Holidays in Color Box black
- Kaiser Scrapbook pearls
- Foamies glitter shamrocks by Darice
- Laundry Line/ My Mind's Eye brackets in natural green glitter chipboard alphabet with green stickles

Monday, March 16, 2009

Supreme Team Round 2 submission

Ok. So I made it to Round two of goDigitalScrapbooking's Supreme Team contest. (there are 4 rounds). I have come to the conclusion that Digital scrapbook is harder than I thought. Even though I work in Photoshop everyday for work, making a scrapbook page in it seems so odd to me. Maybe it is because I often just "play" with things for cards and scrapbooks of mine, that actually having to shift through the folders to find something that I "might" need seems weird to me. It might also seem hard, because I have to use their specified kit. No other kit am I allowed to use, though I can use my own fonts and photos (thank heavens). Anyways, it is late, and I really should try to get to bed early so I can go to the gym in the morning before work. Night all. 
Also, CHECK OUT FUN-FRILLED! If you participate in the challenges this month and post your cards on Splitcoast Stampers, you could win some awesome loot. Come on people, check it out! Also, you have to see the St. Patrick's Day card I made over there. It went up on Sunday (technically yesterday, since it is 2am here). It was one of my favorites I've made. Check it out!
Ok all, enjoy the digital scrapbook page (only my 3rd total I've ever made). It is from my sister-in-law's baby shower for our nephew Justice. Night!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

St. Patty's Sunday

Only a few more days till St. Patrick's Day! So in celebration, check out my card over at Fun-Frilled. It's the last day of St. Patrick's Day theme over there. Check it out! It was a toughy for me, since I'm still so new at all of this and I don't have a lot of stuff. I'm glad how it turned out, though I wish I had more holiday stuff (other than Xmas and V-day, I am very light on other holidays). I ended up using Christmas chipboard for this. Haha.
See this sneak peak of my card, but be sure to check out the full card over at Fun-Frilled.

Oh, and heres the supplies for those of you who are looking for it all! -M

Fun-Frilled St. Patrick's Day
- Everyday Tango by Lisa Cohen DP pad
- Technique Tuesday borderline Holidays in Color Box black ink
- Foamies glitter shamrocks by Darice
- We R Memory Keeper Christmas Chipboard Alphabet
- Martha Steward Punch
- K&Company Christmas Cheer Ornament gems
- Paper Reflections green and white paper
- Recollections dimensional sticker clover

Friday, March 13, 2009

KWerner's Color Inspiration #45

This sucker was HARD to work with. Black, white, and grey only. Ekk! I'm still not 100% happy with it, but I did get to use a new stamp I got. (I got it free with my other stamp purchase on ebay, awesome!-free stamp!) I also got to use one of my nifty crocheted flowers I got from a someone also on ebay, who makes them by themselves in any color you want. I love them! I wish I could learn how to make them myself though. haha. This is a quicky post, since it is almost 5am and I'm mad tired. I was busy surfing around after making some cards, that I almost forgot to post this puppy. Anyways, These colors were tough to work with, I admit. Ok, enjoy all!

Zebra Birthday card
- Rubber Stampede zebra in Color Box black
- K&Company Brenda Walton Chelsea sentements in Color Box black
- Darice finishing accent gems in black
- Kaiser scrapbook sublime P226 Majesty DP
- Black Market Paper Society's Ebony and Alabaster singing in the Rain DP
- ribbon, button and lace from ?
- crocheted flower from "indadsfootsteps" on ebay

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Slice giveaway and blog candies

My fellow Fun-Frilled Design Team member, Danielle is giving away not 1 but 2 Slice machines. Woo! Make sure you comment on the post. Everyone gets 5 comments a day, so comment away over there! The goal is 2000 comments in 2 weeks. Come on everyone, you know you want to win one! Check it out here. 
This wonderful place is giving away Copic markers (72 to be exact!) Wow! I so want this. Check it out here.
Also, my other DT bud Michelle is giving away a bundle of blog candy over at her blog. Be sure to check it out here.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Yay! I got in Round 2 of the Supreme Team contest for 
Wooo! This makes me so happy since I have only done a few digital scrapbook pages. (2 to be exact). So tomorrow I get Round Two's kit, so I'll be sure to post the results once I do that. Yay!
If you haven't yet, check out Fun-Frilled. Also check out Danielle's blog (one of the Fun-frilled designers). She's giving away a Bind-It-All (see her Cricut giveaway feed). Whoever hits 1500 comment number wins a Bind-it-all! (and if you mention I sent you and you win, I get a prize too) :)
Night all (I promise I'll have a new card or project up for you all to enjoy maybe tomorrow). Hugs!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Craft Critique

So I stumbled onto this very cool site, Craft Critique, via one of the reporters Megan Lock, who is also on the Design team with me for Fun-Frilled. Anyways, everyone, check it out! You'll become a follower too!
I finished my card for next week's Fun-Frilled. I'm just waiting for it to dry so I can photographic. Hope everyone is having a great night/day, whenever you read this.
Hugs all and keep us in your prayers because of this tough time, darn economy. Love you all!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

It's Sunday, baby!

So you all have to check out Fun-Frilled today. It once again is a Sunday and you know what that means? It is my day over at Fun-Frilled! Go check it out before you sit down to have your morning breakfast or head to church. This week's theme is Baby Girl in light of Molly (one of the Design team members for Fun-Frilled) having a baby girl. I had so much fun making this card as cutesy as I possibly could. I love working with pink too. When the Cropping station about a month ago was going out of business I stocked up on fun embellishments that I couldn't find in Micheal's or ACMoore, such as these Crocheted flowers by Fancy Pants designs. I also picked up a pad of 6x6 designer paper by Basic Grey (which I used a piece in the card). I love 6x6 designer paper pads. It takes up less room and it is perfect for cards. I do occasionally scrapbook, so having large designer paper works for that too, but recently I just haven't been in the mood to do more than just cards. I go through phases I guess. Anyways, here is a sneak peek at the card. Check out the full card over at Fun-Frilled! Enjoy and make sure to leave me blog comment love either here or on Fun-Frilled. Hugs all!

It's a baby girl:
- It's a girl stamp by Inkadinkado in ColorBox pink
- Pink paper by The Paper Company
- Fiscar's scallop punch
- DP by Basic Grey: Sultry paper 6x6 pad
- Crocheted flower by Fancy Pants Designs, Inc. fashion sense posies with love
- lace was given to my mother who gave to me by my grandmother (so it is I guess antique-ish lace) :)
- ribbon and baby letter brads by ??unknown

Also, Check out this great blog cand giveaway here.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Supreme Team Round 1 Submission

Tonight I did a digital scrapbook submission for the Supreme Team Contest over at Now this is only the 2nd digital scrapbook page I've ever done, so if it totally stinks, I apologize. The kit they give you for Round 1 of the contest is called "Dani-yourday". It is all bright colors and birthday fun stuff.
So to be completely honest I don't really have a whole lot of birthday pics. Since I don't have any kids, and have yet to scan some of my good oldies of me as a young'n, the best I could do for birthday, was my 21st (I now recently turned 23, so this was not THAT long ago). My friend Ashton was the cameraman that night since the now hubby was 6 hrs away. I was at school, so I just went out with my buds and roomies. Don't you love my dorky birthday crown. hehe
Anyways, here's my 2nd only digital scrapbook page. Wish me luck. Maybe I'll get on to Round 2 of the contest (there are 4 rounds). We won't find out till Monday if we make it to the next round. *cross your fingers.*
So if you haven't checked it out yet, look at the post before this (below), since it has a new card I made today for Kwerner's color #44 challenge. Check it Out!
Also, keep checking in at Fun-frilled. It's a baby shower over there for Miss Molly...lots of cute baby girl cards. Mine will be popping up on Sunday, so make sure you check it out. I know most people don't check out cards on Sundays, but make an exception just for me. CHECK IT OUT!
Ok...time for bed. Night all! Hugs!

Color Inspiration #44

Just thinking of you!

Rub-ons and stamp remix!

I LOVE crocheted flowers!

So I love these colors. Pink is sooo me (since it is a shoot off of Red, my FAV. color).
Short post because I was stalking Fun-Frilled DT's blog...she's giving away a Cricut to the 1,000 comment. All at once a bunch of us must of hit it at the same time, since like 8-17 posts all flew in at the same time. Sadly I think I was a few off from #1000. *tear* Right now can't afford anything near the price of the Cricut. Now we all just have to get to 1500 for another prize. Yay, I love prizes. Someday I hope to actually win some blog candy, or even get in KWerner's roundup someday. That's the goal for me.
Anyways, here is my KWerner's Color Inspiration #44 card. I was going to make more ideas, but I'm tired as heck over here. It isn't my best card out there, but I think it has that soft feel to it. 


Thinking of You:
- Patterned DP & pink DP by Basic Grey Sultry paper 6x6 pad
- Pink Paislee retro spring bird in StaysOn Timber Brown
- Thinking of you by Kolette Hall in StaysOn Timber Brown
- ColorBok romance rubon flowers
- Fancy Pants designs crocheted flower
- Kaiser scrapbook pearl
- ColorBok brown paper strips

Thursday, March 5, 2009

How to be crafty in a nasty economy

Ok. So the economy has been a real big pain in the butt to deal with when all I want is craft supplies to keep playing with and make me happy. Right now things are tough here- hubby is searching for a new job after not being able to cope with guns being in his face at work. He has a job interview tomorrow (yay!) which is his 2nd interview this week (the first one was for a contract-type job that couldn't gurentee a steady income). I'm crossing my fingers for him. He also is supposed to get a call from another place next week. 
So in light of the economic struggle, I have a few cool things to share with you that will help you save some cash-o-la! You might already do these, but I felt like sharing my findings.
  1. eBay: ok, so I know sometimes eBay gets a bad rap, but I have found some awesome wonders. Now I only allocated myself $20.00 to spend, and I got all of the following for $8.32 ($17.07 after shipping costs), perfectly under my goal. I got: an adorable bunny with flowers wooden mounted stamp, baby giraffe wooden mounted stamp, 3 crocheted flowers (with an option to add more flowers for only $0.25 each additional flowers-I totally will take them up on this), a Sizzlits rounded tag die and a Sizzlit mini envelope die. Everything I bidded on, the bid was below $2 and the shipping was about $2 for each (except the crocheted flowers, which had free shipping!) Some might think that I didn't save much. But you would be surprised what this all costs if you tried to get it at a store like Micheal's. I know those Sizzlits are anywhere from $5 normal and up. If it wasn't for the shipping, I would be walking away with the biggest deal ever, so make sure you check the shipping on things- that's where they get you! You can find some great things if you search for them. is also great for homemade things, just watch out for people charging you a lot for their homemade items- and make sure it is homemade too. I love Etsy and have found some awesome stuff just like ebay, you just have to watch what you are doing. Below is the bunny stamp! :)

  2. Oriental trading Co.- So this ordering company/website/catalog, etc. has been known to me for a LONG time. My mother used to use them to make cheap priced crafts in Sunday school and for our Girl scout troop. But recently I found out that they now sell scrapbook/papercrafting supplies. Not all of it is top notch, but they do sell some cute stuff in bulk. They sell adhesive and tools as well! Watch for their specials online, where you can get great discounts on free shipping for certain orders over a certain price, or get free gifts with your orders. Check them out and save some cash. Who says you need expensive supplies to get your craft on? I hope to be making an order with them one of these days, once the hubby is back employed.

  3. Have a scrap stash- now I know most of you are like me and save everything. I save every bottle cap that are scattered around after house parties (my goal is to cover an entire tabletop with them, then put grout in between to make an awesome party table), ticket stubs, cool pictures from magazines, newspaper clippings (I do work at a newspaper after all) and basically every scrap known to man in my craft room. I save almost every tiny piece of paper. Those little scraps come in handy- That little line of paper you get after you punch the scallop punch by fiscars (If you have one you know what I mean) makes great thin boarders. Being a horder when it comes to craft supplies isn't a bad thing, it helps you create and save!
  4. Reuse, reuse!- Sometimes you just gotta reuse things. I had a huge stash of cd jewel cases left over after I decided to take all my cd's apart and putting them in a huge binder. Well, now I use those jewel cases to store my clear stamps. They take up less room in my stamp drawer and I can put stamps of similar themes together easily. Other reusing things include our trash to treasure vast array of tables. 3 tables in apartment I got from our "free hallway" at our apartment. Here's the story: we live in an 8-story apartment, and people are well, lazy when they move out. They leave items they don't want to figure out how to fit in the elevators or get down 8 flights of stairs. They leave them over in the empty space across from the elevators. It has become the "free space" in the apartment complex. I got a new craft table and chair, a small end table to our spare bedroom part of that room, and a new dining room set table (with detachable leaf) and 4 chairs. Now I know our apartment is miss-matched and well, very college-student-esk, but there is more than just furniture out there thrown out by people. Someone across the street from us was throwing out boxes of books, which I took some home to alter. Great stuff out there people!
  5. Digital scrapbook freebies- So basically every online/digital scrapbooking place has a freebie hidden somewhere. I know that they don't intend for people to be like me- only make digital scrapbook pages completely out of freebies. But I just don't have the heart to spend money on it just yet. I know many people LOVE them and make AWESOME scrapbooks of just digital stuff, but I still haven't seen things that I absolutely must have. Maybe its because I work on a computer all day at work and live in Photoshop at work that I don't feel the need to do it when I get home to make a digital scrapbook page. Or maybe its just because I don't have the heart to pay for a downloaded thing. I can't physically hold it, unless I print it out. Either way, I just can't bring myself to do it. So I came across this awesome freebie site. They basically put as much freebies offered around the blogosphere that they can find and show them to you here, so you can get them. Check it out at digifree and you will become a follower like I am! Just be careful, sometimes when you try to download too many of them at a time, it crashes your internet...been there, done that. Now I just recently found a digiscrapbook challenge over at godigitalscrapbooking, to try to be on their design team the "supreme team" by using their digiscrapbooking kits. So maybe this will change my views on digital scrapbook, maybe it won't. We'll find out. Wish me luck too.

Now people, go out there and save some money by being thrifty. I know that I have a REALLY hard time doing that, since I love to shop like any other woman I know out there, but when the time comes that you can't afford to spend frivolously, you got to think outside of the box. So what have you done from scraps or reusables? 
I don't have any crafty stuff to show today, but I hope to tomorrow night. I'm heading to bed soon, so I can get up early to take the hubby to his interview. 
Make sure you check out Fun-Frilled! It is another wonderful week over there. I love Fun-Frilled! It always cheers up my day to see fun new cards everyday. Yay! Make sure you tune in, since I know there is going to be some AWESOME blog candy coming around over at Fun-Frilled. Check it out!
Wow, I didn't realized I wrote so much. If you read this all, wow. You are awesome!
Cheers all and have fun out there!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Mardi Gras time!

Ok, so over at Fun-Frilled the theme is Mardi Gras. Boy was that a tough theme for me. I ended up printing out an illustration on my computer in order to get something somewhat close to what I wanted image wise. I did color it in on my own though- I didn't cheat that much! haha
Anyways, while I was cranking out the Mardi Gras card for Fun-Frilled I also created another "Party" card in similar colors (I had those colors out, why not make more cards than one with them!?)
Here's a sneaky peak of my Mardi Gras card for Fun-Frilled:

To see the full card and check out the site I'm on the design team for and see my post over at the Fun-Frilled site today (Sunday) at:

I know I usually ramble more, but I just don't feel like typing much. So enjoy just looking at cards and not having to read through my garbly-gook! haha

Here is my other same color combos card as well. Enjoy!

It's a flower party!

Yay for square punches!

So make sure you check out my card and the rest of the design team everyday/everyweek on the Fun-Frilled site. Have a good weekend all! Don't hesitate to leave me comment love... It makes me smile everytime. :) Also CHECK OUT the post that I put up before this. It is two cards I made for KWerner's Color Inspiration Challenge. I had so much fun doing them, so check it out!
Hugs to all!

Fun-Frilled Mardi Gras:
- The Paper Company Yellow and purple paper
- Zuckers feather products
- Darico self-stick gems
- It's a party stamp by Studio G in ColorBox fluid chalk ink- Warm Violet
- Daisyd's Autumn collection- fall in love designer paper pad
- Kuretake Co. Winter collection markers
It's a Party with flowers:
- It's a party stamp by Studio G in ColorBox fluid chalk ink Warm Violet
- Yellow dots stamps by ? in ColorBox primary yellow ink
- Daisyd's Autumn collection- fall in love designer paper pad (both types of purple paper)
- K & Company Berry Sweet designer paper (green squares)
- Prima flowers Daisy Crazy Col Lauren
- Fiscar's scallop punch
- Yellow paper by The Paper Company