Friday, January 31, 2014

More Cupcake Love

Happy Friday!

I wanted to share a card I created for a special little someone........

I used my Cricut (cupcake/speech bubble) and Peachy Keen Stamps (face/sentiment/hearts).
The card base is 4.25 x 5.5. 
I used PKS's Sweet & Innocent faces for the cupcake.  I colored her eyes in with a white gel pen and a green glitter pen. 

To add more interest to the card, I stamped a heart from the January 2014 SOTM set in Versamark in on kraft cardstock. 

The sentiment is also from the January 2014 SOTM set.
I think this card is just the sweetest....perfect for that special little someone who will be receiving it in the mail soon.  


Flower Fun!

Happy Friday!
I am excited to Guest DT at Miriam's Crafting Blog, and to share my flower project with you!
Miriam generously supplied me with some goodies from her store, including these gorgeous bronze flowers.  When I pulled them out, I KNEW I had to use them. 
I am a paper it took me SEVERAL attempts to finally decide what I was going to do with the flower.
The first thing I tried was putting a red eyelet in the middle and adding Stickles (my go-to crafty item) for some pizzazz....
I am totally in love with this flower...but I just couldn't figure out what to do with it so that the project was just as pretty as the flower itself.
Then it hit me!!  COPICS!
I purchased a small airbrush gun months & months ago.  But I have been afraid to 'waste' the air can.  You know what I mean, right?  You have this wonderful product that you just don't want to use due to fear of an inferior final product??  
Yeah, me too! 
So, with the airbrush, I thought I would the flower as a mask.... great idea, huh?  I thought so!
I used a dark pink (RV34) Copic marker.  I have been on a kick the last two weeks of using Valentine colors and making cards for the family.  Naturally, I used a pink Copic.  ;-)
What's great about this method IS that I have a background paper for my creation AND a great flower for another project.   
After I was sure the Copic ink as dry. I cut the paper to 4 x 5 1/4 & inked around the edges with fluid chalk.  Stamped "Thinking of you" in Memento ink.  To give the 'flowers' a bit more pop and definition, I added some flat back pearls from Miriam's. 
Here's my card.....................
It's it beautiful?  I LOVE it!
Thank you for spending some time with me today, and don't forget to link up your project HERE.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Cupcake Love

Happy Monday!
It's cold here in the Wisconsin AND it is only going to become colder as the day progresses! 
You KNOW it's cold when schools are already closed for tomorrow.....*GASP*....... BRRRRRRRRR
So you can bet that I'm going to stay inside with the family...and craft as much as the kids will allow me to.  But before I started cleaning and scrapping, I want to share a card I created while inside this weekend preparing for the cold weather to arrive......
The cute 'cupcake chef' & sentiment is from the new January SOTM set from Peachy Keen Stamps.
Don't you just love the little chef's mustache?  To accent his 'stache, I used some Bella Blvd paper that I've had for ages.  The mustaches and hearts were perfect for this image. 

I colored my stamped image with Copics and added some Stickles (Glam Pink/Cupcake - Silver/Chef) for highlights.   The scallop was cut using my Fiskars Fuse and edged with Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink.  The image looked I added some Tea Dye Distress Stickles around the edge too. 
On the inside of the card I second generation stamped the chef to give just the lightest impression. 
The sentiment is from the Peachy Keen January 2013 SOTM set.  The papers are just scraps from the front of the card.   
Image/Sentiment: Peachy Keen Stamps
Paper: Bella Blvd, DCWV kraft cardstock

Sunday, January 26, 2014

"The Breakfast Club"

Madonna, 1987 Olympics, Garbage Pail Kids, Big Hair, Neon.......
Ahhhh.....Memories of the 80's!
I LOVE the 80's....especially the movies....
'The Breakfast Club' is one of the iconic movies from the 80's...alongside 'Dirty Dancing,' 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off,' & 'The Goonies.' 
This week's challenge is inspired by this movie...... 
Create a project inspired by the morning...this could be PJ's, coffee, anything that makes you think of breakfast time. 


Breakfast for me is happy, rosey-cheeked children, birds singing & the smell of bacon and coffee in the air.  And since I LOVE coffee, that was my initial inspiration. 
To begin....I started with the Sihouette store.  I found this card file by Samantha Walker in the store, along with a DCWV kitchen paper pad in my stash...Voila!  My idea was born....

I LOVE how this card came together.  It's so fun...and girly. 
The banner was another Samantha Walker file.  I used my Silhouette software to subtract the letters from the 'flags' of the banner.
(inside of card)

(close up of tea cups on inside of card)
For the tea cup 'overlay,' I used Samantha's 4 Flourished Tea Cup Set Silhouette file and sized them to fit the tea cups for the card insert. 

Pearls are from Miriam's Crafting Supplies.  

 (front of card with tea/coffee cups and types of coffee)
Be sure to link up your creation at Red Carpet Studio
Thank you for spending time with me today.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Get Inky Blog Hop
Welcome to the Get Inky! Farewell & Welcome Blog Hop. 
You should have arrived here from Susan's blog.  If you happened to have stumbled into the hop mid-way be sure to start at the Get Inky! Challenge Blog for a chance to win a fun prize!
The blog hop is saying goodbye to our previous team members,
and welcoming our current members, some of whom are new to Get Inky!

  For my project I created a thank you card.  
The inspiration for this card was two is to say thank you to Get Inky for having me on the team last term.... & to say thank you to my husband's oncologist.  My husband has been having some health issues, as of late, and one condition that was considered was Cancer.  During the testing process, the oncologist was just WONDERFUL!!!  So I thought a card was the least that I do to show her my appreciation and gratitude. 

 I used Get Inky's Buzzing Bees stamp set to stamp "Thanks' on the front of my card.
The butterfly is from the Create A Critter Cricut Cartridge. 
Papers are from a paper pad in my stash. 

  Now for the fun part... Leave a comment on each blog along the way and you'll be entered to win:
*one of three one-year Inky Moonbeam memberships
*one Crafty Card Gallery app donated from Jennifer Restivo
To see what the club is all about, visit

  I'm so glad you stopped by and look forward to inspiring you further.  
Now off you to go to Thia's blog to check our what she created.

 Blog Hop Line Up In Case You Need It:
  Get Inky

Sunday, January 12, 2014

"Snow Buddies"

Happy Sunday!
It's time for a new challenge over at Red Carpet Studio Challenge
Snow buddies poster.jpg
This week's theme is "Snow Buddies"
 ***Create a project featuring snowflakes.***
Our wonderful sponsor is giving the winner a Gift Certificate ($15 off $20 purchase) to their store
For the challenge, I created a layout to feature pictures of our little ones playing for the first time in the snow this year. 
(I apologize for the picture.  I couldn't get the layout to photograph well.)

The title is from Miss Kate Cuttables. 


Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!!
A new year means new beginnings. 
For my family, that means more forgiveness and consideration.  Well, mostly from me to my husband.  As many of you can probably relate...after a number of years together, the little things you used to love about your spouse just annoys you.  :-)    Needless to say, with a teenager, three little ones (now fully adopted), and the pressure and demand for my husband to bring home the bacon which takes him on jobs several states away for months at a time, I have let the little things I loved about him become small points of annoyance.  But the end of 2013 brought a real health scare for him.  While he was going through a series of tests, scans, and surgery, our life suddenly became uncertain.  How long will we have?  How will the kids handle all of this?  How can this be?   Thankfully the results of the tests and the official diagnosis are not as severe as expected.  The diagnosis is still an adjustment, and it will be a driving force in our everyday lives.  But now our future is not as uncertain as it was just last week. 
My new year's resolution is to enjoy my husband more, to be more patient and forgiving with him.  And I will get in front of the camera with him more and document what he means to me, and to our family.
Another big thing for me......... I have been invited to be a guest designer for Samantha Walker!  I am so honored, and excited, to be part of this team.  Her SVG files are wonderful and so fun to work with.  Stay tuned for more projects.......