Thursday, January 27, 2011


Hello crafters! Today I am showing you a card I made using the filled with love stamp set.  A couple of days ago, I discovered a blog called Clean & Simple Stamping, where they have different challenges.  I came across one of their previous sketch challenges and designed this card around the sketch.  I thought it came pretty cute.  Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Great News!!!!

Guess what! I have been chosen by Sarah aka Pink Cricut has chosen me to be a guest designer.  How exciting is that?  I am very thankful that Sarah has given me this opportunity.  Here is the project that I submitted.

Cricut Cardz Challenge #59

Hi everyone! It's Cricut Cardz Challenge time for Design Team 2 again.  This week's theme is to make a Valentine's Day card for the child using any colors or cartridge.  I used the Simply Charmed cartridge, using the love bug image from page 31 of the handbook.  I used specialty designer paper from K&Company.  I cut out the My Valentine sentiment from the designer paper, which was challenge because I am not good at cutting out images by hand.  Also, I used some Very Vanilla cardstock as one of my layers.

Join us over at Cricut Cardz Challenge to play along and get inspired from all the great designers.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Stampin' Up! Haul

Hey crafters! Today I have a video showing some goodies I got from Stampin' Up! I have to put halt on my shopping because I have been spending too much lately.  I could not resist some of these goodies.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

First Blog Award

I have some very good news.  Gloria from Girlia's Cards sent me a stylish blog award. There are some requirements that comes with this award.  Upon receiving this award I must thank the person (s) and link it back to their blog, inform all the new recipients of their award, and share 8 things about myself.   Pass it on to 8 individuals (blogs) that you recently discovered. 

I want to say thank you so much to Gloria for seeing something special in my blog.  When I saw that I had a blog award, I got a warm fuzzy feeling inside. 

Upon receiving this award I must thank the person (s) and link it back to their blog, inform all the new recipients of their award, and share 8 things about myself.   Pass it on to 8 individuals (blogs) that you recently discovered. 

I would like to pass this fun award and recognize these 8 individuals.  I have to is not easy to choose because each and every one of us are talented and creative in this paper craft that we enjoy.  This is in no particular order.  Congratulations!

Shelly -
Jennifer -
Barbara -
Christy -
Heidi -
Raquel -
Chantay -
Summer -

Now,8 things about myself

1. I love to shop.
2. My daughter is my world.
3. I discovered stamping about 6 months ago.
4. I have had a cricut machine since January 2010.
5. I want to go to Puerto Rico one day.
6. I have a very large DVD collection
7. I am a big Twilight fan
8. I am very addicted to Pepsi.

Valentine's Day Treat Bag

Here is a projected I posted on Stamping Couture. Enjoy!

Be My Valentine

I am up so late.  I have really felt like crafting tonight.  At least I got my homework assignments completely, now I just have to finish my project that is due tomorrow.  I made this project to submit into the  Clean and Simple Stamping sketch challenge.  I used the Filled with Love stamp set from Stampin' Up.  I cut the the lips, square and scalloped square using the slice machine.  I used the K & Company Valentine Designer Paper for my layer.  On the inside of the card, I used an Anna Griffen vellum quotes, love and romance collection. Enjoy!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

You're A Gem Layout

Hello crafters! Today I have received some good news and I will share it once I finish writing up the post.  However, today I am launching my new blog Stamping Couture.  This blog is where I will be showcasing my Stampin' Up! projects.  However, most of the projects will be shared on this blog too!  Here is my first Stamping Couture Layout.  I re-created this layout from the 2011 Occasions Mini Catalog.  Also, I decided to enter this layout into the Paper Cutz Challenge.  The theme this week is Anything Goes.


Basic Black Cardstock 121045
Very Vanilla Cardstock 101650
Top Note Die 113463
You're A Gem Stamp Set 122270
Nature Walk Stamp Set 121997
First Edition DSP 121878

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Happy Birthday Card

Happy Sunday!  Today, I have a card that I made using the Layering Card Kit.  I got this kit last year from HSN.  It was made by Imagine That! Designs and designed by Dena Designs.  I love this card kit.  You can make quick and beautiful cards for all occasions, even cards that are suitable for children.  What do you get in the kit.  It comes with a pretty storage box that you can place your finished cards.  Also, the kit has pre-cut papers, borders and embellishments and can be mixed and matched to create 60 different cards.  The kit includes adhesive foam pop-dots.  The kit includes coordinating envelope liners.  This kit is perfect for beginner card makers like myself.  Here is a card that I put together.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Cricut Cardz Challenge #57

Do you know what time it is? It's time for Cricut Cardz Challenge.  For this week challenge, we have to make a card using the colors black, white, and red and we can use any cartridge.  In the spirit of Valentine's Day, I decided to use the Tie the Knot cartridge.  I used the corset image.  I figured that this would be nice for maybe a naughty suggestion for your significant other. I cut the image out at 3.25 inches.  I used a heart border punch from fiskars ( I hope I spelled this correctly).  I really had some fun creating this card.  Join us over at Cricut Cardz Challenge and participate in this week's challenge!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Stampin' Up! Haul

Here is a video of some items I got from Stampin' Up! the other day.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Happy Birthday Little Lady

Hi Crafters! I did a super quick and simple card for my daughter.  She turned 4 on Tuesday and she has been bugging me to make her a card.   She loved the card and even slept with it last night.  Here is the video.  Hope you enjoy!

Monday, January 3, 2011

New Cricut Cartridges - Episode 1

Here is a quick video on some cricut cartridges I got this weekend and some of my 2011 plans.  Since it is a new year, I decided to actually number my videos I can keep track of the number of videos I am doing this year.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

My Pink Stamper Design Team Challenge

I am super excited today. Robyn aka My Pink Stamper is having a challenge to select 2 design team member.  The other design team members have been previously selected and decided to have a challenge to select 2 additional members.  For the challenge, we had to make a card, scrapbook layout or other project using pink, green, brown, and another color of our choosing. 

For the challenge, I decided to make a Happy Birthday Kit.  I got this idea from Janelle over at SplitCoastStampers, but I placed my own spin on the kit (Janelle did a date night kit).  My daughter is turning 4 on Tuesday and I thought that a birthday kit was a great idea (especially since she's been telling everyone that it's her birthday since Christmas).

I used brown DCWV cardstock for the card base.  On the inside cover, I made a pocket that can be used to place a CD or a DVD.  I used a blank CD for project purposes.  In addition, I used the same gift card to show the pockets of the Happy Birthday Kit.

Supplies Used
  • Yummy Cricut Imagine Cartridge
  • Pink Cardstock - Recollections
  • Brown Cardstock - DCWV
  • Stickles
  • I-Rock
  • EK Success Punch (I don't remember which Scallop punch)
  • My Pink Stamper "Everyday Occasions" stamps
  • Brads
  • Circle Punch
  • Pink Ribbon