Monday, August 31, 2009

Cupcake Cards

Here are two cute cupcake cards I wanted to share with you. I put both of them together from card kits. I love the bling flowers on the first one!

Sorry this post is so short - I'm tired tonight!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Bella Cards

I'm still posting cards from my recent card making kick. I am also sharing lots of cards from my stash with people due to my overstock:)

This image cracks me up. She is Grumpabella. Kind of like me in the morning...did I just admit to that? I used my Bic Mark-its to color in, skin tone is Prismacolor Light Peach (I am very happy with this for skin-tone. I've looked long and hard for a good one!) The papers are SU Eggplant Envy and Rose Romance. Sentiment is from a coffee themed clear stamp set. I used a circles embossing folder on the eggplant paper.

This second one I believe is called Billybootabella. Markers are same as above. Paper is SU Lovely Lilac, Yo-Yo Yellow and Pink Passion I think. The pink paper is embossed with the same folder. Sentiment is from SU Tiny Talk. The daisy is from a great pack from K & Co. They're dimensional with a little glitter on the tips.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Coffee Time

I love coffee! I also adore this little House Mouse.

Stamps are HM Morning Kick Start and SU Like it a Latte (sentiment). HM is colored in with SU watercolor pencils and softened with a blender pen. CS is a pretty shimmery DCWV caramel and SU bliss blue. The flowers were punched with a flower punch and secured with gold brads.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Men at Work

Friday night and nothing to I thought to share this layout with you! I enjoyed putting this one together. I received the supplies from a secret sister and it couldn't be more perfect! I don't know any of the details of the products, but I did get to use Magic Mesh for the first time, and it turned out pretty cool. A little sticky though. Also, I used Big Mark It markers to color in the stamped images.

The pictures were taken at our old house when we were tearing up the kitchen and dining room floors. I think our son was about 2 at the time. He likes to "help" Daddy:)

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Sunday Happenings

I can't believe how hot it was today. This summer has been so cool (for summer), but today we hit 90! Thankfully, we had church this morning(air conditioning!) followed by a lovely little baby shower thrown by some of my friends (more air conditioning - and thanks gals again if you're reading this!). Then we did go outside a little bit and let our son play with buckets of water and his water sprayer. That was enough heat for me! So we came in and had a movie night (only got to watch half of Mary Poppins though. We'll finish it up another night I guess.) So the little one is in bed (yay) and it's time to update the blog!

So it's time for MORE cards! I'm still on my card making spree...not sure why. Quick and easy I guess!

Both these cards are from card kits. This first image cracks me up. Not sure why on that either. It's a happy card. I think it might need to be a masculine birthday card or something. I haven't stamped the inside yet. Not sure on the details, but I used my SU markers to color it in.

I love the papers from this kit. It's shiny (if you can't tell by the glare from my camera). And glittery. What a perfectly girly stamp too! Adorable! I colored this one in with Bic Mark it Markers and SU Barely Banana. It's a birthday card too.

I've been working on some scrapbook pages this past week, so hopefully I'll get them posted some time later this week.
Thanks for looking!

Monday, August 3, 2009


Today I made my project for our 9th Crafty Critters challenge! I hosted this round, and the theme was to make something (anything) that showcased you as a crafter/stamper and your favorite things.

I chose to make a bookmark. I love to read, and I love coffee, so there is my theme! I used my favorite colors (brown and pink), embossed the coffee cup and using the Cuttlebug, dry embossed the pink layer (favorite techniques). The only thing I didn't include (figured it would be overkill:)) is Stickles (because in case you haven't noticed, I use them in about every project!)
Thanks for looking!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

It's Sunday Again

Well, another week has flown by and here we are at Sunday again! These last couple weeks I've been making a point to diminish my card kit stack, and here are a couple of my favs. I'll be posting more cards in the weeks to come probably!

I love the supplies from this first card. This was a fun one to make. I don't always use a lot of embellishments, but the busyness works for me on this one.

This House Mouse card I made from a kit I put together for a swap on SCS. It's hard to see, but the swirls on the cupcake are hightlighted with clear Stickles.

I am always excited to get Bella images. I do not own any, but they are so cute. I added my own cardstock for this one because for some reason, I couldn't measure and I kept cutting the DP to the wrong size. Anyways, it turned out pretty good.

Thanks for looking!