Saturday, August 17, 2013

Stampin' Up! Expo

Hello there!!! A exciting new event is coming your way. You won't want to miss this one.
This is a teaching event perfect for beginner stampers and expert stampers alike.
Come make projects with us, each project will be simple enough for you to recreate at home. You will be learning to use new tools as well as picking up a few new techniques. Oh, and did we mention, prizes, food, and tons of other things we just cant tell you about yet?
This event will sell out so be sure to reserve your space as soon as possible.
For more information or for a registration form, please email me today:
Happy crafting!!!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Guest stamper- Alyssa Pytlik

Back to my crafty night with the craftsomniacs group!  Here are Alyssa's creations.

The first card is the one we made and second card Alyssa's swap.

Whenever I get an 'Alyssa' card, I look forward to it and I got two this time!  I love her designs and the colors she puts together.

I loved making this card.  It was easy and used a lot of elements that could make it a female card or remove the flowers and it could easily be a male card.  Very versatile!

I really love this card.  The colors are just so yummy together- literally- cantaloupe , pistachio pudding, and crumb cake- yes please!

Again with the elements- glimmer paper, jewels, mixed-in with rustic ribbon and the crumb cake inked around the card giving it a shabby chic look.  It just looks beautiful.

I'm off of work today and getting ready for family from out-of-state visiting.  Got to clean my craft room/ guest room!  hee hee

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Paper Pumpkin- June 2013

HELLO to you. I love the paper pumpkin kit for this month.  The stamps are a must-have.  I can't wait to get together with our paper pumpkin group on June 27th started by my upline Niki. 

Here is the card for June:

 I LOVE this stamp set!  The heart and the chevron square are a must-have for sure!  This is why I subscribe to the kit.  I can't be left out of any stamp set.  Plus it is a surprise each month and it is like opening a present!

I love the hexagons.  Too cute!  I can't wait to make more cards at our group!  Contact me if you would like to be a part of our paper pumpkin group.  I know you will love it!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Guest Stamper- Caroline Barth

I LOVE this card! Caroline Barth couldn't make it to our crafty night awhile ago but she participated in the swap we did.  I am so glad she did!  Check out her card:

The chalkboard look is so trendy right now.  This card looks like it was a lot of work.  The style is really cute.  I love how Caroline put the lines in there like she was writing with chalk.  Very cute!!

The butterflies were such a good touch- my fav, hee hee.  Why do I need this stamp set?  The 'make a WISH come true' stamp.  I need it! lol.  I definitely need this stamp set so I can re-create this great card.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

You're such an amazing father- true story

Here is the card that I made at Niki's class some time ago.  It came in handy for the kids to give to their dad.  I had to amend the card a little.  You can see Niki's version here.  Mine-well, I had a little mishap with the date stamp.  So what do I do? Put a sticker to cover up my mistake.  True story.

The sticker is so silly.  It says 'True story home slice.'  I love the Epic Day stickers.  They are a must-have.  Stampin' Up! is branching out and selling some really cute sassy stamps, stickers, and embellishments I like it.  I especially love the sticker because it is a nod to our favorite show 'How I Met Your Mother.' One of our favorite characters is Barney and he will lie through his teeth about something and then say 'True story' and the end.  It is so silly and funny.  That is my husband- always the jokester.  However, it is true that he is an amazing father and an amazing husband.

Happy Father's Day to you Gary!!!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Guest stamper- Sarah Camarillo

Quite a while ago some of us girls got together and we did a shoebox swap and a regular swap.  What is a shoebox swap?  All of the ingredients to make a cute card including consumables in a shoebox and all the participants need to do is stamp, punch, and put it together.  It was so  much fun!  Here is Sarah's creations.  The first card was the one we made, and second card was the one she swapped.

How cute are these cards??  I love the cheerful colors of the best friend card and I think that the baby card seems so sophisticated. Love it!

This card was easy to put together and I love the layout.  You can never go wrong with butterflies. They are my favorite embellishment.

I love how both of her cards had the artisan label punch and coordinating stamp set 'Label love.' I think I need to buy it!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Minion Card- Guest stamper Andrea Enns

So my sister Andrea is amazing!!!  She made the cutest card for Devan for his kindergarten promotion.  My son loves the movie 'Despicable Me.'  Check out this cute card made with the SU Owl builder punch.

Seriously, how cute is this card???  My sister got the idea from pinterest and I love it!!

 I told her that there was a lot of punching and little pieces and she said that it was totally worth it for Devan. She really does {{heart}} my little guy. 

Googly eyes??? Yes please! They are a must for this adorable card.  Devan really loves this card and was carrying it around. I had to kind-of steal it for my stash so that I can re-create it for an awesome kids card!  Hee hee. Don't tell Devan!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Take two

Here is a Father's day card I made using the same layout as yesterday.  Easy right?   I can't seem to think outside the box right now. Lol!

I think I like this version better because of the DSP.  I need to make more masculine cards and this paper works for that.  Soho subway DSP is very interesting.  The card is going to my father-in-law.  As a child my husband lived in New York for awhile and he loved visiting New York City. I think my hubby really liked the card.  Dang it!  I should have saved it for him.  Oh well, I am giving him the one I posted some time ago.  You can see it here

Hope I can get some more crafting in and get some posts done.  I also need to share some really great projects from my crafty friends.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The worst case of crafters block

I am having the worst case of crafters block.  I can't focus to complete anything right now.  However, I got the new Stampin' Success catalog in the mail and it helped me come up with a card for my co-worker who is recovering from an illness.  The card is late-due to my inability to create right now.  There is no excuse with all of the great new products.  I think I am on overload.  Also, I am going to convention and I am stressing out on what to make for a swap.

Here's  my card:

Simple right?  It took me an hour to make this card! Seriously, I'm in trouble! Hopefully with the new mini in my hot little hands I can get back into the swing of things creatively!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Another Grad card- can't get enough

My friend wanted some grad cards and they had to be green.  Seems like a popular school color.  This is a total case from Jill's ink blog.  You can see a video and download a PDF here. I love this card. 

The year at the bottom?  Great with the die cut numbers. I thought about stamping the numbers but like the size of the Bigz Alphabet Typeset.

How about the ribbon tassle? What a great technique! Her video shows you how to create the tassle from the SU ribbon so that it can coordinate.  Love it!

Here is a little extra share where I made cute cups for my daughters 8th grade teachers.  T is for teacher and thank you.

Friday, May 31, 2013

A little welcome to summer

Sorry I have been MIA, my kids are on summer break and visiting my parents and me- I was taking a little break!  We had a major milestone recently- a couple to be exact.  Devan and Cailynne both promoted this year.  Devan finished his first year of school and will be a first grader in a couple of months and Cay will be starting high school.  Both had promotion ceremonies on the same day and back-to-back!  It was so stressful!  However, we celebrated the next day by having a little gathering of family and close friends.

Of course I had to decorate just a little. lol

I absolutely love this Sunshine and Sprinkles DSP.   It just feels like summer to me.  I just might keep that cute little banner up for a while.  Hee hee

I mostly used my embossed sizzlets and regular sizzlets for the decorations.  I go in waves with those guys and love how quick you can embellish something with them.

Don't forget the cute little pinwheel that was the star of the show.  I made a ton of them.  

Look at those cuties!   I just have to share this one last pic of my kids all dressed up.

What an amazing time!  Can you see why I needed a break?  We are in for a fun summer break too.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Teacher card

Here is another teacher card.  I LOVE the colors of the DSP.  Okay, I couldn't help putting an apple on the card.  Yes, apple = classic teacher prop and I totally enjoy going with the apple theme.  Now teachers, maybe not so much.  I know that my friend is putting a gift card in the card and I KNOW that teachers love that!

Another thing I love?  The snazzy (yeah I wrote snazzy! lol) bottle cap.  I am going to miss these as they are retiring (and hopefully will re-appear at another time!). 

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Graduation cards- Guest stamper Andrea

My sister made a slew of grad cards to sell and some for personal use.  Here are the green grad cards:

How cute are these cards?  Andrea says they are pinterest inspired.  I think the last one is my fav because I love banners. 

Have a great day!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Another teacher gift

Here is another insulated cup gift for Devan's Kindergarten teacher.  I love the 'Storytime' DSP.

I love the little paper clip arrow!  My new favorite embellishment.

Here is a card I made for a co-worker that uses the same Storytime paper. She ordered two masculine teacher cards. I swear this card took longer to make than the ones she ordered for the female teachers.  Stay tuned for the female version which I think is very cheery.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

The Y

My son goes to the YMCA and loves it!  They work hard and deserve a little end of the year gift.  Here is what I came up with:

I love these insulated cups with straws.  Fill them with candy and decorate.  Simple!  Stay tuned for more teacher gifts for Cay's teachers and Devan's teacher.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

What a fun crafty night!

I had a blast at my upline/ friend Niki's house.  Fun, food, and friends with a lot of of crafting.  I will be sharing all of these talented ladies projects of the next few weeks.  Check out my friend Julie she is the only one looking at the camera with her cute smile!

Check out all of these cards!!!!

 Here is one of my cards- it is my swap.  It is the new hostess stamp set 'Simply sketched' and I love it!  The images and sayings are very nice.  I sponged the back with SU's new in-colors strawberry slush, pistachio pudding, and crisp cantaloupe.  The bird is cute out and inked with pool party.  The buttons are also new 'Designer very vintage' with some linen thread.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Sparkly Eyes! - Guest stamper Andrea Enns

Happy Birthday to my nephew Gavin!!!!  He is 7 years-old today!  Our family lovingly calls him sparkly eyes.  He doesn't like it so much though. lol  Here is a card my sister Andrea lovingly made for the sponge Bob fan.

Check out the details!  Punch art, inking, embossing, etc.  My nephew couldn't wait to open his card this morning and he totally loved it!  Add some baseball cards and you have one happy kid! 

Stay tuned for some more awesome cards Andrea has been making.  I will be posting them for her as she has been so busy with end-of-school year teaching, baseball tournaments, and two back-to-back children's birthday parties.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day!!!

Happy Mother's Day to all the mother's out there!  Here is a picture of my two favorite mom's:  my mother and sister!  We had fun at tea together.

Here is a look at a gift I made my sister.  Check out the cute plants my mother gave my sister and I.  Little Owl tea cup planters??? Yes, please!

 It's hard to see with the planters but they are owl cups.  Hee hee!

 Hope you have a special day!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

This is a card for a co-worker that is a little late as she had surgery and is back to work.  However, she is on modified duty and doing another job.  We hope she feels better soon and hope this card with bright colors cheers her.  The DSP is so yummy and will be available June 1st in the new catalog.  How about the gingham?  LOVE it!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Superkid YMCA!

The YMCA gave us a questionnaire to fill out and asked us to add a picture of our superkid!  Devan didn't want to do any normal picture!  It had to have funny faces.  I added some extra little silly stuff because I knew Dev would love it.  Check it out!

I used MDS for the photo strip and added some embellishments. 

Add googly eyes and a stamped mustache, yes please!  I showed Dev the end result, and he totally cracked up!  Here is some interesting facts about Devan:

Devan's favorite food- spaghetti, drink- lemonade, dessert- popsicle

Devan's favorite color is blue.

Devan's favorite thing to do at the YMCA is coloring ( I know because he brings home so much artwork for us to hang on our fridge!)

Devan likes to watch shows about Disneyland- especially the one about the Disney cruise line.

The YMCA has 4 core values Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, and Caring.  His favorite core value is Honesty.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Dream what you want to dream...

 A little gumball green with the hexagon emboss folder.  Sand it a little and the distressed parts add so much texture.  Add a few embellishments and I think it is a good guy card for a graduation.  My co-worker is order a few cards for grads and teachers.  Stay tuned for more cards...