Friday, July 20, 2012

Aloha From Hawaii!!

We returned last week from a FABULOUS trip to Hawaii - Oahu and Maui specifically! Just wanted to say HOWDY!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Make It Monday

Howdy friends!  I'm back for a quick post to share my card I made this week for Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday series.  This was a simple and fun way to make a card, and probably one I will use in the future!

See!!  SO SIMPLE!  Check it out here if you want to know more!


Supplies (all are from Papertrey Ink unless noted otherwise)
Cardstock: Pure Poppy, Select White
Hybrid Ink: Pure Poppy, Dark Chocolate, Ripe Avocado
Stamps: Delightful Doilies, Think Big Favorites #4
Embellishments: Twine (Cappucino) - The Twinery; Button (my stash); Jewels (Red) - Hobby Lobby
Copic Marker: E59 - Copic
Adhesive: ATG-Scotch

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Summertime Mantel

Howdy friends!  I have been putting off getting out my Summertime Mantel decor for much too long now.  Not because I don't enjoy it, but because I didn't LOVE what I had last year - so what to do.... Make something new!  of. course.  I am love, love, loving chevron patterns right now - and the yellow/gray color combo.  So I just happened to receive some cool stuff in my monthly Scraproom kit this month (well, okay I receive really cool stuff EVERY month - but this was what I needed for my mantel!!!).  Hi-ho, hi-ho its off to work I go!

Here is what I created!!!

Oh, this bottle happens to be a really EASY project!  I had an empty wine bottle that was yellow AND I found this grey chevron fabric at Hobby Lobby (which was a total buy on the whim, daughter sayin' "WHY do you need to buy that?" me responding - "cuz I like it" kind of find!).  Happy dance!  I just wrapped a piece around it, tied some twine and made a sunburst flower out of paper.  Cute, no?

Oh, and after looking at the mantel for a few days, I decided to add something else - but I don't have a photo of it yet.  I'll be back to share that later, m'kay?!


Friday, May 25, 2012

It"s Been Awhile

Howdy friends!  Goodness me, I have not been on here in quite some time.  Unfortunately I have not had the mojo flowing to do much of anything crafty, but I'm slowly getting it back.  End of the school year is just a week away, and we've been crazy busy with all kinds of stuff!

Here's a quick card I made using the Make It Monday video series from Papertrey Ink.  Sometimes when I'm in a rut, I know I can go there and get some inspiration!  This week was a great way to use some scraps that I've been collecting.

For the first time in awhile, I did not "title" the card since I wanted to be able to use it for whatever I needed to.  Turns out, I need a birthday card!  But wouldn't this be great for a "Thank You" or a "Just Because" type card?

Thanks for coming over today!

Cardstock - Select White, Dark Chocolate, Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper - my paper stash (various companies)
Stamps - Delightful Dahlia (Papertrey Ink)
Dies - Fillable Frames #10, Limitless Layers (Papertrey Ink)
Ink - Hibiscus (Papertrey Ink); Chestnut (ColorBox)
Embellishment - Pearl (The Paper Studio)
Adhesive - ATG (Scotch)
Tools - Corner Rounder (Creative Memories); Cuttlebug (Provocraft)

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Fab Friends and "Fab"ric Shoes

Howdy friends!  Its gorgeous here today and luckily I will get to spend time outside watching my son play rugby today.  Wanted to share 2 things with you today - so I'll try to make it short and sweet :)

First up - Fab Friend cards!  PTI's Make It Monday Challenge this week is about Layering.  I first made a basic one layer card, then I stepped it up and made a multi-layer card using the same basic layout.  Very cute idea - it was fun to take it to the next level.

Next up - "Fab"ric Shoes!  I'm super excited about these - I've recently seen on Pinterest using fabric to update your shoes.  I've had these shoes for about 2 years and they've been in my to donate pile for about 6 months.  Just didn't love them anymore - that is until I learned you could Mod Podge fabric on them and give them a new life!!!!!  As you can see, I've only done one shoe so I could show you the before and after.  Its super quick and didn't cost me a dime since I had the fabric, shoes, and Mod Podge already - SCORE!  I'm also planning on making some cute shoe clip flowers to go with them - making several colors to go with whatever outfit I'm wearing that day!  Check these babies out:

EEK!  Now this next picture might scare you a bit - I know, I need a bit of sunshine on these legs of mine... :0)

Anywho - I'm off to rugby soon.  Have a blessed day!


Supplies for card:
Cardstock - (Lavendar Moon, Select White) Papertrey Ink
Stamps - (Enjoy the Ride, Tiny Treats: Christmas, Mod Squad, Background Basics: Retro) Papertrey Ink
Hybrid Ink - (True Black, Plum Pudding) Papertrey Ink
Dies - (Enjoy the Ride, Mat Stack 1) Papertrey Ink
Embellishments - (Button) Hobby Lobby; (Twine - Lavender) The Twinery; (Jewels) Tulip
Tools: (Corner Rounder) Creative Memories; (Cuttlebug) ProvoCraft
Adhesive: (ATG) Scotch; (450 Glue) Helmar; (ZapDots) Helmar

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Another Birthday Card

Howdy friends!  Its been awhile since I've done anything in my studio - and shared anything.  I've been busy doing stuff - just haven't made the time to get it up here!  So - Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday challenge this week is to use leaf die cuts to make a flower.  I pondered this one a bit since I don't have many dies - much less leaf ones.  Funny enough, when I perused the dies, I came across the Delighful Dahlias dies!  Lo and behold, it had leaf dies!  2 sizes!  So I cut them out in 2 sizes and 2 colors then got busy creating a flower. 



Thursday, March 22, 2012

A Birthday Card

So, I have been collecting Copic Markers over the past year and have been using them off and on, very basic like.  I don't really know how to use them very well yet, but I'm intrigued when I see someone who has used them to beautifully color images.  I want to do that too!

When I come across a tutorial using Copics, I jump on board to learn.  This week, PTI happens to have a Make It Monday challenge that incorporates Copics - Graduated Backgrounds!  Let me tell ya - super easy...

I have a friend from church to send this card to.  I am so excited that this came out exactly the way I envisioned it - I hope she likes it!

Well, that's all for now.  I'm in the middle of reinventing this baby:

AND - it has a twin!  

I'll be back later to tell you more about these beauties!