Friday, December 30, 2011

Happy almost 2012!

My cards for today's Friends with Flair are quickies. Santa brought me a bunch of stamps that I really wanted to use, but the inlaws were visiting and I was supposed to be a good hostess. So I sneaked up to my craft room while the rest of the family was playing Wii to make these:

They were really fast and might actually fit in an envelope, too, which is always a bonus!

PTI cardstock, twine
CTMH water color pencils
paper studio gems
button from stash
Unity Stamp Co stamps

I hope everyone has a great New Year- I know I learned a ton from you all this past year!

Friday, December 23, 2011


PTI cardstock
memento ink
twinery twine
Unity Stamp Co. stamp

Hearts are kind of like snowflakes- no two are the same. Or at least, I can't seem to find two that are the same in any of my crafty stuff. It's funny how one shape can have so many variations.

 I was hoping that one of my heart punches would make this card easier to make, but not a single one had just the right shape. So I stamped the heart four times and tried cutting it out, but my cutting wasn't very neatly done. I ended up sanding the edges for that nice, warm, fuzzy heart feeling.... or something. It's kind of funny that my sander is heart-shaped, too. Whatever. I'm just going with it.

I hope everyone has a wonderfully merry Christmas!

Friday, December 16, 2011


It's Friends with Flair Friday! WooooHoooo!

PTI Cardstock
Cosmo Cricket dp
Martha Stewart Punch
Marvy ink pens
Unity Stamp Co stamps

This is a card I made for my Grandma, who just made a generous addition to my kids' college funds. I was playing with my ink markers, trying to make cool colors out of the basics that I have. I don't have the eye for color that I wish I did, so this is always a challenge.

Echo Park dp
Unity Stamp Co stamp
Prima flower
random clothes pin and zipper pull

This one is a big pile of randomness. I won the stamp in a random drawing. I love random drawings because that's the only way I even have a chance :) The clothes pin was on my bell music folder forever until I thought it might come in handy as an embellishment- today is that day. I saved the zipper pull for the same reason. This is now one of those cards that the Post office cringes when it sees me coming! I think I'm going to enter it into the monthly sketch challenge, also.

Off to make some chocolate covered pretzels- bring on the holidays!

Oh, and thanks for your kind comments. They are the reason I love Fridays :)

Friday, December 9, 2011

Helllooooo, Friday!

All I can say is... TGIF!

I'm pretty sure this dp looks just like the wallpaper in my grandma's house.

Paper studio cardstock
Cosmo cricket dp
Unity Stamp co. stamps

Not many words this week :) Have a good one!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Glitter....lots of it...

I usually stay away from glitter. I'm not sure if it's my neatfreak tendencies, or the  unwillingness to share with my four-year-old, or how I'm going to explain to my 7 year-old that I played in the glitter without her.

I saw a tutorial the other day about masking with glitter and adhesive sheets and it's slightly less messy than using GLUE and glitter, so I went for it.

I was having a bad picture taking day (kind of like a bad hair day?) so it's hard to see all of the sparkle that's on this sucker. Good thing this will be given in real life!

Georgia Pacific cardstock
Papertrey Ink adhesive sheets
Doodlebug glitter
Unity Stamp Co sentiment
Nestabilities dies
Versamark and Memento ink
Ranger embossing powder