Thursday, December 12, 2013

Melonheadz Challenge

I am a few days late. The Melonheadz Challenge is to create a Christmas card. I choose to use Gina's Winter Bundle. I need more Thank you cards for Christmas than Christmas cards so I thought this would be perfect. I used Close To My Heart washi tape and rhinestones to add some sparkle. Liquid pearls is my snow.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Tide Pool

Ok,  I am going to start sharing the layouts I am making for family calenders that I give for Christmas gifts. I apologize for my absence that was due to lots of colds. All these papers are from Paper Temptress. They cut amazingly with the Cricut and Silhouette. I used Hambly Overlays and Screenprints.

Monday, November 25, 2013


Welcome to Melonheadz Friends challenge. This time we encourage you to use fall colors. What is better on a cold day than a cup of hot cocoa. I added liquid pearls to the cup, marshmallows and cocoa. I used Season Deluxe Fall bundle. I used Hunington papers and die cut for the saying both are from Close to My Heart.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

I made a quick Thanksgiving card. I used some shapes that I cut with the Cricut. I used a Close To My Heart Washi Wonder a Hostess set and Holiday Tags. If you would like to own these stamps, just let me know or you can go shopping at my site.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Pink Birthday

This fun card uses some great papers from Paper Temptress.  I used Kraft treasures, Bubblegum Pop tones and White Heavenly.

Monday, October 28, 2013


Welcome to this weeks Melonheadz challenge. This week we are challenging you to use Halloween/Costumes. ( I had my months mixed up.) I will be back later with correct one. I choose this cute owl. I used a few different cutouts from other projects that didn't work for them. The owl is from Kim's Owl Bundle.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Frosted Paper cards

Both cards show case Frosted B&T along with Sparkle and Shine washi tape. The first one I did to show how versatile the papers are. The second one is show casing the Santa Claus set. I just love all the images. If interested in any of the items, you can go shopping at my Close to My Heart site. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

Monday, October 21, 2013

October Stamp of the Month

Both cards use Sparkle and Shine paper pack and Close to My Heart Stamp of the Month. I used the Frosted kit for guidline for the layouts of the cards. The bottom card has the Sparkle and Shine Washi Tape which is amazing. I can see lots of uses other than for holiday cards. You can visit my site and get the set for $5 when you spend $50.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Best Wishes

I played with my Paper Temptress papers. The pink pattern paper is a Hambly screen print. I paired it with Bubblegum and Chocolate Truffle Linen. Smooth Silver Lustre is behind the papers. I used CTMH Seasons Art Philosphy Cartridge stamp set. I used a Operation Write Home sketch. I love their sketches because they give you the size of the layers so makes putting cards easy. I will mail this for the card drive that Paper Temptress is having. There is amazing prizes available. I hope you join us.

Monday, October 14, 2013


Welcome to Melonheadz challenge. This week we are asking you to use the theme Fairy Tales. I think personally that all fairy tales have a fairy in them. I used Fairies Bundle from Melonheadz.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Blast Off

Ok, this fun photo is of my son having fun. The flames were added in photoshop. I used the Cricut to cut the title, gears and squares for the circuit board. The middle photo shows a close up of the Pro Player paper that is perfect for this page. I paired it with Sarita.  I inked the title to have it stand out a bit more. I used Reflections idea book for the layout.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Yummy Ice Cream

This was during the summer when my daughter was visiting with her cousins. I played with CTMH Artbooking for the sunburst background. I used chipboard for the yum to give it depth. Both sayings are from Artbooking CTMH stamps.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Bear and Butterfly

This cute image is from Stamp Fairy. I colored them with markers. The papers are retired SU. I am trying to use up what I have. This is for Flutter By Wednesday challenge to use 3 pattern papers and 3 embellishments. ( I went over on embellishments):)


This is for SCS HYCC event. The challenge is to use leaves. I used CTMH Happy Autumn & Washi Wonder. The pattern paper is scraps from retired CTMH.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Green & Orange Thinking of You

This is for Paper Temptress Operation Write Home Blog Hop. I used Grass Treasures and Mango Orange Treasure for this fun card. I used a Unity stamp set for it. I hope you can join us in the OWH card drive. There are some amazing prizes.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Blue Heart

I had a chance to create last week with some new stamps from Close to My Heart. It is Laughing Lola cardmaking workshop. I just stamped the image and added a couple aqua dots. This set goes with the Cricut cartridge called Artiste. This is for SCS Hope You Can Cling Challege to make it flat.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Best Wishes

I used You Are Happy stamp set from Close to My Heart. The top is Stickers that go with Pro Player paper. I love the colors.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Winners of Flutter by Blog Hop

What a great way to incorporate butterflies onto your gorgeous LO!
Woo-hoo...what an awesome group of friends Danni has for making her day so special!

Winner of Paper Tempress gift certificate

Fabulous layout!!!

Winner of Chocolate stamp set

Monday, September 9, 2013

Pink Think

I was playing with the Some Odd Girl cut files. I cut it with blue paper than inked it with different inks. The saying and frame are SOG.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Pink & Orange Hello

I am trying to use up stuff on my desk so I played with my inks and sprays and created this card for Flutter by Wednesday challenge and Some Odd Girl sentiment challenge.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Flutter By Wednesday hop

Today is Flutter by Wednesday blog hop to celebrate Danni's (the owner/creator of FBW) birthday! Today we have the friends of Danni flutering along to share some amazing creations to inspire you!
You should have fluttered from Scrapbooking Creations by Vicki. Be sure to leave comments at each stop that you flutter to as there are some surprises hidden! You have until Sept 9, 2013 at midnight CST to flutter along!
We hope that you'll join in this week's challenge at Flutter by Wednesday which is anything goes with a butterfly or a fairy! A little butterfly told us that if the challenge gets over 100 entries there will be a prize!
For my project I decided to create a layout. I used a picture of my daughter who just started college.
I have 2 prizes to give away one is a $20 gift certificate from Paper Temptress and a chocolate stamp set called Chocolate Affair  from Close To My Heart.

Now you should flutter on to Denise's blog.

Hugs & Kisses

I was playing with the Close to My Heart You Are My Happy set that is only available for September. I used Paper Temptress papers. The base is Pool Treasures. I sprayed a piece of Pool Treasures to give it the look of another paper. Leather was cut using a MFT banner for the borders and center piece. I stamped and embossed the sayings than rubbed white ink on top. Blue Ruche is behind the saying.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Pink Owl

Melonheadz Challenge is Paper Piecing. It can be done with digis. Just google for tutorials. It is easier than you think. I just love this Owl set. It has lots of images and great sayings. It is called Kim's Owl Bundle. I added some liquid pearls to the belly and crown.

Thursday, August 29, 2013


I am playing with the Stamp of the Month for Close to My Heart for August. It is all about chocolate. I created a quick card using the die cut card base and some hearts and banner that were cut using the Artise cartridge for Cricut. If interested, just hit shop button at side of my blog. Only couple more days to get this set.  For Chocolate, Coffee & Cards challenge of Sweet Treats.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Be Silly

Ok, I wanted to make a quick card since I haven't crafted in awhile. I used scraps to create this card This saying is part of a new set that is coming out in Sept from Close to My heart. The buttons are from CTMH too. If interested, in planning a online party or individual just let me know or use the shop button.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Back to School

Welcome to Melonheadz challenge this challenge is Back to School.  I choose to make a sign that I put magnets on back. The sign is something I picked up at Micheals than painted. My daughter's favorite color is blue so used some Viva decor blue paint. I love this Back to school bundle. I colored the books and sign with my markers. The little items around the sign are acorns from my yard. The numbers were cut with my Silhouette.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

New Adventure

I am starting a new adventure. I am now an Independent Consultant for Close to my Heart.  I used CTMH ink Gypsy & Black on CAS card. The stamp set is Perfect Paisley Flair CTMH. The flowers were punched out of Laughing Lola pattern paper. My website is http;// If you have any questions, please contact me at

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Inspired Stamps

This week Inspired Stamps DT was to create a card featuring a Scripture verse. I choose James 1:7. I have lots to be thankful this month. I can see God's hand in it all.

Monday, August 12, 2013


Unity is having a FB challenge of using your Itty Bitty stamps. These two stamps were part of a grab bag that I got. I used some Washi tape to add just a touch of belittlement. I am not sure of this CAS but decided to go with it.

Friday, August 9, 2013


Ok, this card is kind of different for me. I tried to do more of a distressed feel. The blue one has paint than embossed than inked. The die cut was colored with Distress ink. My embellishments are buttons and Candi dots. The saying is from Unity. The colors were chosen to follow Unity's color challenge.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Inspired Stamps

This week we were asked to create a set of cards using one Scripture verse. I choose 1Thessolians 5:16-18. I used a simple color scheme and used different dies to change the look and different placement of the ribbon. The bottom card has washi tape.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Yellow Bird

This image is one that I colored awhile back. I found these Stampin Up Stickers from a kit and decided to use them on this card. Liquid Pearls is on the scallop. I just love this verse.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Beach Owl

This is a image is from Kaboodle Bug Designs. I finally figured out how to do the cut and print on my Silhouette. I added glossy accents to his eyes and distress stickles to the sand. I inked the ball to give it dimension. It fits Cut it Up challenge of summer. The second challenge is Parade your Crafts with a Summer theme. I love nothing better in summer than spending time at the beach.

Flowers, Flowers, Flowers

Welcome to Melonheadz challenge. The challenge is to use lots of flowers. I used two different sets. My time is short so I used the colored version of both sets. Valentine's Day 2013 bundle & Mikella's deluxe embellies bundle are the two bundles I used. I think this would be perfect to cheer up some one.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Cute Kitty

I created this for SCS Fan Club challenge. If you are not a member, it is worth it and fun. The hearts have glossy accents on them.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Merry & Bright

I was playing with new dies. Sweet n Sassy came out with dies that match this stamp set. I tried a vintage look for this card.