Tuesday, February 28, 2012

When the going gets tough

While ago a friend of mine got a card from her sister, it was a (naughty word alert) Hallmark, but the idea behind it was super cute so I took it up a notch and made it my own. Here it is.
I picked up some fake eyelashes at the dollar store aroud halloween. My paper is last years Echo Park valentine line. This is the 1st sheet I've cut because I love it so much.
I computer generated my senti. The inside says "The tough buy waterproof mascara".
I added a little chalk to make eye shadow, some ribbon and some bling to finish the card off. I used the Oval Lace Dies from Lifestyle crafts (Formerly Quickutz) for my senti. I really fell in love with these dies. I love them more than my Spellbinders. Shocker I know!

Anyway, I won't keep you here any longer. Thanks for dropping by.

Monday, February 27, 2012


A few weekends ago the special someone and I went to learn how to tie fly fishing flies. Not that I need another hobby but it was fun and I had other motives...time with the cute boy AND embellie!! So here's a card I made my dad for Father's Day that I added one of my flies to.
I used Holy Carp from Skipping Stones Design. I used some paper from my scrap bin. Problem with scrap bins is I don't always know or remember who the paper is by. The top brown paper is Bo Bunny.
Here's a close up of my senti and my tie. Believe it or not, these are pretty easy little guys to make. I'm going back this Saturday to do some more.
And I couldn't leave you without a close up of this little guy. He is very cute and goofy. Perfect for the senti.

I'm entering this card in the CASual Friday blog.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Friends are like shoes

I was diggin through my scrap bin the other day and found these 2 papers that paired nicely together so I pulled them out and away I went. I used Sassy Shoes from Skipping Stones Design for this little number.
 I added some lace and some buttons. My shoes are 2nd generation stamped images.
And as always popped my senti with a few pop dots.
I am entering this card in the CAS-ual Friday Challenge found HERE

Friday, February 24, 2012

Mojo Monday

I decided to play along with Mojo Monday's sketch this week:
 I used some old graduation paper from 2008 for my card. The back side has 2008 all over it but I love this side way more. Especially since 2008 is long gone.
 I used stamps from Skipping Stones Design and added some Smooch Paint.
 And you know me and my pop dots. I used them on my senti.
Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Double Embossing

While wasting too much of my time on Pinterest the other day, I came across this card and fell in love
 After a little clicking it brought me to Kimber's Creations blog and the tutorial on how to do this fun and awesome looking technique. I had to run out and get the same stamps and everything. Yes, this was a card I was gonna CASE almost to a T! That's how much I loved it. So away I went with Kimber's tutorial and here's what I came up with. It's not perfect but it's a good start. Just need a little practice and maybe some juicier Versa Mark.

Needless to say, I'm now following Kimber. Super easy technique too, give it a whirl.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Hey Chickie (ISSC03)

I found a great new sketch blog called iSpy Sketches and finally had time this week to sit down and play along. Here is their sketch this week:
 What a fun sketch. I decided to flip the sketch on it's side and go from there. I used paper from Cosmo Cricket's Delovely line that I had to have a few years ago and have used very little of. I love the paper! Here's my card:
 I also got the chipboard embellies with this line of paper so I decided to go with one of them. I love this little chic. I paired it with a senti from the What's Shakin' set of stamps from Creative Vision. I also decided to use the tutorial from TGF for the banners. So easy and brilliant. I'm not sure why I didn't think of it.
Thanks for stopping by and make sure to get over to iSpy Sketches and play along.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

How Many?

My baby brother has a birthday coming up soon, I guess since he's turning 27 he's not really a "baby" but he'll always be my baby brother. Aside from my rambling, I needed a birthday card for him so I picked up some of My Minds Eye Fun Day line to make his card.
I picked up this cool new stuff called Goosebumps. It's a spray like clear embossing powder. It's so cool! Anyway, I sprayed that on the numbers paper and inked over it with some Barn Door Distress Ink and sprayed on some teal Glimmer Mist.
Oh so cool! Love the look! I added some paper punched buttons and some twine. I finished it off with a fun little senti I picked up.

Happy 27th Birthday Baby Brother!!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Good Friends

Hello Bloggers! I'm bringing you a card today using the sketch from My Favorite Things. I love their sketches. Here's this weeks sketch:
 Great sketch huh? Well here's my card using the sketch
 I used quite a few scraps, some from My Minds Eye, Bo Bunny and Core'dinations.
 My stamp is from Skipping Stones Design which she doesn't have in her store currently.
Thanks for checking in.