Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Thursday, March 27, 2014


Last night I made this fun crocodile card for a friend. She wanted an animal themed baby card that wasn't a traditional baby card.  This is what I came up with using the Zoo Crew stamp set from Paper Smooches.  I colored the gator with copics and glossy accented his eyes to make them shiny - that aspect is kinda lost in the photos.

I made up the sentiment and printed it directly onto the cardstock.  Add a printer and any stamp set become more versatile!


Zoo Crew Stamp Set - Paper Smooches
Pool Party and Island Indigo Cardstock - Stampin' Up!
Puffy Heart Sticker - Twine and Ink
Button - DeNami
Twine - Papertrey Ink
Oliver 6x6 Paper pad - Basic Grey
Glossy Accents - Ranger Ink
Font - Chalkboard

Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St Patty's Day

I made these cookies yesterday. I found out that I am a whiz at making shamrocks, and the leprechaun's were so much easier than I thought they would be.  I made the leprechaun and plaid cookies based on some online inspiration. I found it, pinned, and made it.  I used buttercream rather than royal icing, since I think it tastes better on a sugar cookie. Although, it doesn't have that super clean look llike royal icing. But, at the end of the day they have to taste good. I am not a professional, but I think they turned out pretty great :). The links to my cookie inspiration are found here and here.

Have a great day!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Crafty Time Layout

Long time no post. I have had a crazy 2013 with lots (I mean lots of change). I have been doing some crafting, but no posting. My goal is to post more regularly.  I am going to change the blog-o a little bit. I hope to not only post more paper crafts, but use my blog as a way to document my house transformations, and the litany of DIY projects that I plan to try. My Pinterest is brimming with them.

I am kicking off my first 2014 post with a scrapbook page. Marisa came over last weekend, and I knew I had to use my Instax to capture our crafty gathering. I added some stitching and gathered ribbon to give it a hand crafted feel to match the subject of the page. I added some Barnwood Mister Huey's to add more visual interest.

Thanks for making your way through the cobwebs and visiting my blog. 

Studio Calico Blue Note Scrapbook Kit
Silver Doilies
Barnwood Mister Huey's
AC Dear Lizzy date roller stamp
SU! Midnight Muse ink

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Paper Smooches Christmas Fun

As soon as Freezy Fellas came out, I had to order it!  I also might have had to also buy the Christmas Greeting and Santa Paws.  I had been eyeing Santa Paws for a year.  I had the opportunity to play with my Paper Smooches goodies during my crafty weekend with Marisa.

Here are a few of the cards (and a tag) that I created.  These sets are so fun.

Here a few fun Crafty notes:
I used a sewing machine to add a border and stripes to the tags behind Santa.  The doggy is paper pieced, highlighted with a warm colored Copic, and glossy accents were added to his nose.  The reindeer was embossed in white and then colored with a copics (be careful not to get the marker on the embossing powder.  I also created black bubble eyes on the reindeer by coloring white pearls with a black copic.

Have a Happy Turkey Day!

What's in it?
Patterned Paper: Peppermint Twist by Crate Paper and Merrymint by American Crafts and Latte Paper Julliete by A Muse (the store, not catalog)
Cardstock: Kraft and Sahara Sand (SU!), Solar White (Neenah), Pistachio (A Muse Studio)
Ink: Versamark, Tuxedo Black Momento, and black Staz On 
Stamps: Freezy Frends, Christmas Greetings, and Santa Paws by Paper Smooches
Extras: White embossing powder by Stampendous, black embossing powder by SU!, cream twine by DCW, green bakers twine by The Twinery,  red and white rhinestones by Bazzil, white pearls by Kaiser, Polar White Flower Soft, Icicle Stickles by Ranger, and Copic markers, Tag dies by Sizzix, washi tape by MT, glitter tape by American Crafts.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Sup Grillfriend

I just got back from Scrapfest at the MOA with my friend Janie.  It was a blast!  We stayed up late, took a few classes, and did some shopping.  I didn't do too many make and takes, since the lines were soooooo long.  I could not resist this photo op at the Smash Booth.  I ran it through Photoshop Express on my iPhone to add the layered post card.
And on to the card.  Here is a card that I made Janie for her Birthday.  I just love the optional smiley faces you can add to the food items on the Alfresco stamp by Paper Smooches.  I originally bought the set thinking I would eventually have a BBQ and would want to send out fun invites.  Then, I realized it would make a unique b-day card for my gal pal.  I stamped the grill in the background and colored away.

What's in it?
Cardstock: Solar White (Neenah), Bashful Blue (Stampin' Up!)
Stamps: Al Fresco (Paper Smooches)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento)
Extras: Rhinestones (Bazzil), Markers (Copic)

Friday, June 8, 2012

Fun O'Clock

In my last post I said how much I love Paper Smooches.  I had a fun weekend last weekend with Marisa and had fun with washi and Paper Smooches.  I adhered washi, added a few staples and colored the super cute clock from Perpetual Bliss, cut the image out and popped it up.  I also love the kraft chevron paper.  The print is large enough that you can add busy printed washi as an overlay without being overwhelming.

I figure I will also post updates from the homefront on the crafty blog.  Last night I had fun planting perennials in the front yard.  It looks so much cleaner.  Once I get the mulch down I will share some photos.


Have a great day!

What's in it?
Paper: Chevron paper (Canvas Corp), Basic Black (SU!)
Stamps: Perpetual Bliss (Paper Smooches)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento)
Extras: Washi Tape (m+t, K&Co from Smash, Hambly Studios), Rhinestone (Kaiser); staples