Monday, March 29, 2010

Cat tails

Here is a card I did a while back with the inspired by natural set. This grass stamp is so versatile and I have seen it used so many times. The colors on here are whisper white, kiwi kiss, really rust, old olive and basic black. I spritzed the entire card except for the kiwi layer.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Black, white and shades of grey

I am not a big rose person, but the Lilly in this set sold me! To be honest I kind of fell in love with the rest once I got the set. I remember thinking when I saw the decor elements-Manhattan flowers-that I hoped they came out with a coordinating set. This set is Fifth Ave. Floral. The DSP is retired and the card stock is whisper white, basic black and basic grey. I embossed all the flowers, the ones on the black base were embossed in clear, then I colored them with a black marker so they popped a little. The two cut out of DSP were shaded with a blender pen and basic grey ink, then highlighted with white gel pen.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Hippo card

As most of you know we have a challenge at my moms down line meeting every month. A few months back now this was the card I made. To be honest I don't remember what the exact challenge may have been the layout?!? The colors used are so saffron, basic grey, whisper white and ridding hood red.

Our New Little Man!!!!

Zavian is here! He was born yesterday-March 26th 2010, at 8:02pm. He is 7lb 14oz and 21" long. He is doing great and we will be going home tomorrow! I can't wait because I miss my girls.


This was one of my favorite sets, and I was very sad to let this one go. Well I didn't exactly let it go, it just moved from my current cabinet to finding a home in my retired cabinet. I did this card a while back now, when it was still current, as a challenge card with my uplines group. The challenge was the colors. We could only use bold brights and two neutrals. Anyways this is what I came up with, it is just such a happy card!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Father's Day Set

It is always had to do anything masculine, and with Father's Day coming around the corner soon, I thought I would try to come up with a cute box and matching card. The DSP is To the nines, which is actually textured card stock. I hand cut the tie and shirt collar, added a button and used the word window punch(with my favorite teeny tiny wishes set) as my tie clip.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Easter Lily Tutorial

Easter Lily Tutorial

Step 1: Items Needed
Whisper white CS, 1/8" circle punch, linen thread, 5 petal flower punch, yellow ink pad, q-tip, spritzer, brown marker, and scissors.

Step 2:
Punch out two flowers and cut linen thread to 4" (per Lilly)

Step 3:
Cut one petal off each flower, and punch a 1/8" hole in the center of one

Add yellow ink to the center of the flower with the hole punched out, spritz with brown ink to your liking, curl petals down with bone folder or scissors

Step 5:
Twist the petals around so that the edge two over lap, this will form a "cone" type shape. Attach with a single glue dot to hold together. For the flower with the hole punched, firsts fold you piece of linen thread in half and then half again. Insert the thread in the hole that was punched, and repeat the instructions above with the linen thread in the middle. See picture above and below for end results.

Trim linen thread on top and bottom if necessary. Add two to three glue dots at the base of the flower.(on the linen thread flower only)

Insert the linen thread flower into the empty flower, off setting the petals. press together to secure, add tombo liquid glue between the two flowers if you are worried about the separating.
Here is the finished product! Hope you enjoy!

You're a hoot!

I love owls! They are so cute and I am so glad they are so popular! Here is a square card I made with the Owl Together Now set. The DSP is retired and called Bella rose. I water color all of the owl images and used So Saffron, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, and Old Olive Card stock!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

More gifts for Zavian

On Monday i had my normal club meeting-it was moved up a week due to the fact that I will be having a new little one soon and wasn't sure how it would work if we had it on the regular date. Well everyone came early and brought me a little something for the baby! It was very sweet and I love everything I got. Here are the hand made cards a bags I received! Aren't they so cute! Here is the card Theresa made me. Her blog is listed to the side-called Card kitchen, if you want to check out any of her other amazing creations!

Here is the shaker card Sandy made
The cute bag and matching card Bobbi made

And the cute bag Elaine decorated!
Thank you all so much!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Monday Night stamp club-March

Sorry about the late post! I thought I had this scheduled, but I guess with everything going on...I forgot! Here is the second project we did for stamp club this month. I love this little bunny, so I thought I would make him in white, milk, and semi-sweet chocolate! Put together with soft sage and to the nines DSP. Close up of the card option w/the envelope peaking out!
Close up of the 12x12 scrapbook page.

Monday, March 22, 2010

March Club 3d project

So tonight is my stamp club. I always look forward to this evening. I decided to show the 3-d project we are doing tonight a little early! I will post the card and scrapbook page tomorrow. so here is a picture of the treat box we are going to do. Since Easter is just around the corner, that is the theme of the evening. I made the Easter lilies on the box from whisper white card stock and our 5 petal flower punch. Here is a close up of the flowers...Paper flowers are so easy to make and add such a nice touch to 3-d items

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Polka Dot Gift Bag

Just the other day I posted about our annual stamp till you cramp event. Each guest in addition to the projects they make, door prizes they win and ideas they go home with gets a goodie bag! Since the them this last time was Celebrate the moments, I thought the celebrate you stamp was perfect as the center of the tag on the gift bag. I mad one sample of this bag then we all got together and mass produced a tone-one for each guest! I thought they turned out so cute!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Sandy's Birthday!

A good friend of mine, Sandy just celebrated her birthday on the 9Th of this month. Here are the adorable innovations and place settings she made for the event! Didn't they turn out cute? And of coarse since she made them, they were all perfect! Thank you Sandy for inviting me! I had great time! And when I got home, Aaron thought you had turning 10 years younger~

Friday, March 19, 2010

Trendy Trees

This is such a great set! Last October we had our annual Stamp Till You Cramp event in Thousand Oaks. It was a great success and a ton of fun. This is the set of cards I did for the group. Everyone rotates tables through out the day and goes home with a ton of great projects, door prizes and great ideas! Email me if you are interested in finding out about our next event!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Birthday Boy

So my nephew is turning 5 today! I can't believe it. I decided to make him a card with the Just Surfing Set out of the full size catty. Right now you can earn this set Free with a $50.00 purchase through the end of the month. I had been eyeing the set for a while, and had to get it for Sale-a-bration!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Gift Card Cupcake

So I found this cute gift card at Target the other day. I was planning on getting a gift card for my sister, because who can't find something they want at Target. Anyways, I figured why not make her card into a gift card holder...
Here is the picture with the gift card removed.
And here is the finished product. I thought it turned out pretty cute.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Julie's gift to Zavian

I posted yesterday the cute gift wrap Maria had done, and realized I never posted the creative bag Julie made me! I love the monkey she did on the front of this! It is so cute...thank you again Julie!

Monday, March 15, 2010

A gift to Zavain

One of my friends and side line gave me a gift for our soon to be born little one. I had to post the adorable gift wrap and card she made me! Maria you are so talented! I absolutely love the thought and time that went in to this!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Carrot pouch

Today is an open house for my mom and my customers. I had posted the chocolate bunny tag earlier in the month for advertising it. Here is one more of the cute make-n-takes we are doing. I got this idea from leadership, someone(unfortunately I am not sure who) had made something similar to this as a swap. It was just to cute to resist!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

A gift to me!

I have been really lucky! My secret sister is great! Here is a picture of the gift I got from her this month. I love tea so the mug and tea box she made are perfect! I don't know who she is yet(although I have a good guess) but Thanks to who it is!
Here is a close up of the great details

Friday, March 12, 2010

Gift Card Holder

I don't do pink very often, but when I do I have to say one of my favorites is melon mambo! This is a gift card holder I had made for one of my girl friends for her birthday. I used to hate giving gift cards, and thought I had to find that perfect gift for everyone. Well now with two kids and # three on the way, I gave it up. They can find there own perfect gift, I will just give them the gift card to do it with, and package it with love :)
The DSP I used here is retired...I love black and white, so I am hoping that SU! comes out with a new black and white in the next catty!

Thursday, March 11, 2010


On Tuesday we held a stamp camp at my house-it was a very nice time. We made two sets of two cards, a spring planting tin, and a mini milk carton holder. I already posted a picture of the "bunny butt" card I came up with for the event, so here is the other card we did... I used the Eggcourtrement set out of the current occasions mini, along with teeny tiny wished set. The colors are chocolate chip, so saffron, and whisper white...I love the way these colors look together!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

My Happy Birthday Girl

Here is my little birthday girl. She is quite determined to be a "big girl". My mom took this picture of her and I thought it was just to cute...look at those big brown eyes! So I decided to use it in my thank you cards.Here is a picture of the thank yous I made. I think they turned out pretty cute! I was determined to use my digital studio for these...keep a look out because I am using them for Zavian's birth announcements once he gets here :)
I am not sure why it is blurry, but here it is close up. I did the entire card front on MDS then layered it on tempting turquoise, and then layered on kiwi kiss(I miss that color). I punched out the words on the card and layered them on card stock as well, popping them up to give it more depth. So quick and easy!!!So back to the party...
Here is a picture of some of the cupcakes I made. Since it was a luau I needed to stick with theme! And cupcakes are so much easier then cake with little ones. I needed to keep it as simple as possible since I was making 40. I was happy with the way they turned out! And what really mattered is that they tasted good!Makai
Blowing out her candles...Digging in!
And finished :) Frosting in hair and all!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Simple but Sweet

Today I decided to show off two VERY simple but cute projects.
Treat Box!!!I love these treat boxes from SU! They are so quick to put together and so easy to add that extra handmade touch to! I absolutely adore hearts and I feel that they can be used any time of year. So here is my 5 min treat box...the cutting on the scallop edge took the majority of that time :)
The products I used on this project were...

Treat Boxes 115690
Real Red Ink 103133
Real Red Cardstock 102482
Pumpkin Pie Ink 105216
Pumpkin Pie Cardstock 105117
Old Olive Ink 102277
Old Olive Cardstock 100702
I {heart} hearts set 118571 (clear mount) 117010 (wood mount)
Bubble Gum!!!

There is something about a bubble gum machine that I just love. I bought this set because I couldn't live with out this stamp :)

Real Red Ink 103133

Real Red Cardstock 102482

Whisper White Cardstock 100730

Sweet treat Cups 116802

1 3/4" circle punch 112004

Something Sweet Set 118589(clear mount) 117688(wood mount)

Monday, March 8, 2010

Baby Shower invites and Thank yous!

Here were the invites that I came up with for the baby shower my mom through for my sister and I. It was a great time! Mostly everything I used was retired...hey you got to use it up somewhere:) We used both color combos randomly since I am having a boy and my sister had a girl.

This is what I came up with for the Thank yous. They were very simple, but I had a lot to make!