Monday, April 30, 2012

A Smidgen of Geekdom

I am a wee bit geeky. (Okay okay, maybe a lot!) I am truly excited for the Avengers release on May 4th. Counting down the days! 

I have my shirt ready to go but decided I needed a little crafty addition to my ensemble.

So..... I created these:

They are super easy! 

Step 1: Cut four circles (in the appropriate sizes and colors) out of cardstock.
Step 2: Punch a star using Fiskars star punch.
Step 3: Glue together.
Step 4: Poke a hole in the top and feed the earring piece through.
Step 5: ENJOY!!

  • Round 'n Round Punch (Fiskars)
  • Star Punch (Fiskars)
  • Circle Cutter (Fiskars)
  • ModPodge
  • Fabri-Tac
  • Cardstock
  • Earring Hooks

Friday, April 27, 2012

You Simply Sparkle

Happy Friday! 

In honor of the weekend I decided to participate in Market Street Stamps Block Party. I loved the free digi they were giving away and HAD to jump in on the fun!

Have a Super Fantabulous Ridiculously Wonderful Weekend!!

  • Market Street Stamp - Simple Salutations, Free Digi
  • Twinery - Twine
  • Copics
  • Memento Ink Pad - Grape Jelly
  • Glue Stick
  • Fiskars Trimmer, Scissors, Textured Plate (lines)
  • Fabri-Tac

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Mother's Day Is in Bloom - RCC50

With Mother's Day just around the corner, I needed a plan. Instead of waiting until the last minute (again) I used one of Shabby Chic's new sets to create cards for this Mom's Day.

I also included the second card in Ribbon Carousel's RCC50 Challenge.

  • Shabby Chic Stamp Company - Mother's Day, Meshed Up
  • Memento Ink Pads
  • Fiskars Trimmer, Scissors, Heart Punch, Butterfly Punch, and Scallop Border Punch
  • Praire Bird Boutique - Shabby Wrinkled Ribbon
  • Prima - Pins
  • Twinery Twine
  • Oriental Trading Company - Buttons, Self Adhesive Pearls
  • Martha Stewart Lace Pack
  • Fabri-Tac
  • Echo Park - This & That Paper Pad
  • K & Company - Julianne Mat Pad
  • DCWV Matstacks

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Fiskateers Online Cropping - Projects

The Fiskateers are having an impromptu online crop. Here are a few projects I've created for the challenges... If you are thinking Fiska-What?! Check out there site here: Fiskateers

Spring Card:

Women's Retreat Layout:

Seussical - Yarn Flowers:

  • Yarn
  • Sticks
  • Fiskars Scissors, Pruning Shears, Kaleidoscope Border Punch, Heart Punch, Trimmer, Circle Punch
  • Cricut
  • Glue Gun
  • Pearlized Pins
  • Praire Bird Boutique - Shabby Wrinkled Ribbon
  • Twinery Twine
  • Button - Oriental Trading Co.
  • Memento Ink Pads
  • Shabby Chic Stamp Co. - Greetings Set
  • Martha Stewart Lace Pack
  • Fabri-Tac
  • Prima - Almanac Collection Paper Stack
  • Echo Park - This & That Paper Pad
  • DCWV - Summer Dream, Christmas & Winter Mat Stack
  • lilybee design - Buttercup Tiny Tablet
  • K & Co. - Julianne Mat Pad
  • Tim Holtz - Grungeboard

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Mixed Media Fun...

Spring has brought out my crafty spirit and in response, I decided to have a little fun and create a couple mixed media projects. Vibrant colors were a must! :)


    I have had an old window sitting around for a little over a year. Finally, I completed the project. 

    It only took 3 easy steps.

    Step #1: Buy headboard and lace
    Step #2: Cut and Modpodge lace onto glass
    Step #3: Hang

    Simple and cute. 

    Wednesday, April 18, 2012

    Chalk Board

    I have made so many cards lately. It's time I start doing some other fun crafty things. 

    I have been eyeing these chalk boards on pinterest for a while now. Finally, I have created my own. I'm pretty happy with the result. 



    • Chalk Board Paint
    • Silver Tray - Dollar Store
    • Ivory Spray Paint
    • Twine
    • Prima Flowers
    • Button
    • Twinery Twine
    • Praire Bird Boutique (etsy) - Crinkled Ribbon
    • Pins
    • Fabri-Tac

    Tuesday, April 17, 2012

    Shabby Chic - Design Team Tuesday

    Go check out the Shabby Chic Blog for some amazing projects from my fellow design team members. 

    I've included one of mine below as incentive!

    • Shabby Chic Stamp Company - Greetings Set
    • Twinery - Twine
    • Prairie Bird Boutique (Etsy) - Shabby Wrinkled Ribbons
    • DCWV Matstacks
    • K & Company - Julianne Matstack
    • Self Adhesive Pearls (Oriental Trading)
    • Lace
    • Dritz - Pearlized Pins
    • Fiskars Scissors, Kaleidoscope Punch, Heart Punch, Round Scallop Punch, Round n Round Punch ( large and medium), Large Heart Punch
    • Pearls
    • Fabri-Tac

    Wednesday, April 11, 2012

    Make a Wish

    I have spent the last couple weeks organizing and re-doing my craft/guest/office space. Since I work from home, I stare at the area way too much and have finally had enough of my disorganized nature. There are still a few things left to get and then it will be complete (at least for now). Pictures to come soon. 

    But for now, here is a quick card I made for my design team.

    • Shabby Chic Stamp Company - Greetings Set
    • Prairie Bird Boutique (etsy) - Shabby Wrinkled Ribbons
    • Prima - Say it in Crystals
    • Fiskars - Heart Punch, Kaleidoscope Punch, Trimmer, Scissors
    • Echo Park Paper - This & That
    • K & Company Mat Stack - Julianne
    • Fabri-Tac
    • Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Vintage Photo

    Monday, April 9, 2012

    A Few More Cards..

    Hope everyone had a fantastic Easter. 

    I spent the week up in Sacramento hopping from one friends house to the next. It was a blast but I am so glad to be home!

    Below are a couple cards I made for my design team, Shabby Chic! Enjoy!!!

    • Shabby Chic Stamp Co. - Babyology and Build a Cake Stamp Sets
    • Memento and Tim Holtz Ink Pads
    • Twinery Twine
    • DCWV Matstacks
    • Fiskars Kaleidoscope Border Punch
    • Fiskars Trimmer
    • Self Adhesive Pearls

    Sunday, April 1, 2012

    Paper Smooches SPARKS - Challenge

    Morning Everyone!

    Today, I needed a quick break from work (brain is fried) and Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge was the perfect activity filler activity! 

     The inspirational image was definitely good enough to eat! Yummm!!!

    My quick creation:

    Now I need to get my butt back to work!!