Friday, April 29, 2011

Bargain Shopping Haul

Okay, no crafting yesterday at all.  Conner and I were out trying to take advantage of some of the grocery/drug store deals for the week.  I know this is so not craft related, but I have been asked about my trips lots of times.  I decided being able to send people here would be a lot easier than individual emails.  Hey, I warned you that you'd never know what you were going to get on my blog!

Thursday was by far not my best bargain/haul day, but it was not my worst either.  
Totals were
Spent $49.63
Total Value $ 198.22
Saved $148.59

Here is all that I got, and please no comments about my shopping habits!  :-)

(2)  Schick 4ct replacement razor blades
(3)  12 count boxes of Brown Sugar Cinnamon Poptarts
(2)  Walgreen's Brand Aluminum Foil
(2)  Trident Vitality Gum Packs
(2)  Pretzel Dipper Snack Packs
(1)  L'Oreal Excellence To Go Hair Color
(2)  50 oz. Arm & Hammer Liquid Laundry Detergent
(1)  Walgreen's Brand Alpha Hydroxy Cream  (FYI - this product has some awesome reviews on Youtube)
(2)  Jose Ole 20 ct Taquitos
(2)  Clorox 96 fl oz Bleach
(6)  Voskos Individual Size Yogurt
(2)  200 ct. Sundown Folic Acid Vitamins
(8)  Powerade Zero Drinks
(2)  Betty Crocker 16ct Fruit Snacks
(6)  Arm & Hammer 140 ct Dryer Sheets
(1)  Greek Salas Veggie Dip
(31)  Packets of Kool Aid mix
(12)  8ct Crystal Lite Canister
(1)  Bag Baby Carrots

Like I said, not too bad, but by far the best.  I had things I had to purchase this week, which makes my shopping totals more than I like to spend.  Of course, I am no Extreme Couponer, but I do use some of the tricks.
Thanks for stopping in again!

Thursday, April 28, 2011


Who is ready for some cupcakes?
I am!  
Of course, I rarely meet a a sweet I am not ready for especially the baked good types.
I made this card for a very nice lady from my church that has gone out of her way to be very nice to my family and I.  Her and her husband own a cupcake delivery business, so I thought this might be perfect for her.
The image is from MelJens DesignsIt is yummy.  Don't you think?
  The base is Bazzill, the patterned paper is from Sweet Shop DCWV, the glitter paper is from a holiday DCWV small mat stack (again had for years), and the ribbon is older than my kids, yet again.  The flower is from my Dollar Store adventures; the inside button is one of a set I picked up from the Target dollar bin.  I colored the image with my Bic Mark It Markers, again.

I am going to use this card for a few challenges again.
Stamp Something Weekly Challenge  -  Recipe Something Challenge (flowers, buttons, and sparkle)
(fits pretty well, don't you think)
ABC Challenge  -  (T) Trouble
(cupcakes serious trouble for diets)
Delicious Doodles  -  Challenge #22 - Anything Goes!
(thought the card fit with the name of the blog)
Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Jump for Joy

Good Morning!
This is just a note to all me friends and family back home in Evansville...
I am thinking of you and praying for you all.  I finally saw pictures of the rain and flooding, and it is a lot worse than I imagined it was.  Hope you all dry out soon!

Today's card is pretty fun!  It features a Kenny K Download image.  I love, love these images!  Some of them are a bit on the risque side, but they just have so much attitude.  There are some awesome images for suggestive cards for your husband, and that is all I will say about that :-)

This image however was a freebie and it is 100% safe and fun!  I have been so anxious to color her, and just could not stand it any longer.
I colored her with my Bic Mark It Markers again.  I am really enjoying these markers, so I just ordered a 48 pack from Amazon.  I could not find any larger sets around here , and they were extremely in expensive.  I also used some Cat's Eye Chalk Ink.  The patterned paper is from Stampin' Up and all solids are Bazzill.  I broke out my CM Custom Cutting System to cut the oval.  Once I began using Digistamps, I had to dust of the cutting system.  I try to print as many images to a page as I can, so the system has really come in handy.  I have really been surprised.  Of course, I  have some patterns that I am going to try to get rid of because they have not been used for years, years, and more years!  The pink flower is one of the my Dollar Store flower experiments, and unfortunately, I unpackage just about everything I bring into my craft room, which causes me not to know the brand names of just about all of my supplies.  Also, I have not really bought any new supplies in so long that I have certainly no memory of the names.  Sorry!

Again, I am entering this card in a few challenges.

Kenny K Krafty Girlz Challenge 42  -  Springtime

Creative Inspiration Challenge Blog  -  Challenge 58 Digi Images

Sparkle Forum Challenges  -  Challenge # 10 Anything Goes 

There She Goes Clear Stamps  -  TSG Sketch Challenge 104

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A little different card

Good Morning!  
I hope everyone had a blessed Easter.  We actually had family over for Easter, which is a real blessing for us since we live far away from all of our family.  After we moved to Orlando a few years back, my cousin and her then boyfriend moved as well.  He is a doctorate student at FCU.  Her family is in town visiting them.  We all decided that since we are only about 45 minutes away from each other, it was worth getting together to spend Easter.  Like I said, it was really special for us because we usually spend all holidays except Christmas and occasionally Thanksgiving on our own.  

Needless to say, I kind of forgot how stressful it can be to have people over, though.  We spent days doing a major clean, and trying to clear out a few boxes.  We don't have many left, but the ones that were still there just needed a reason to be moved.  Of course, extra space for the stuff still in the boxes would have been helpful, too.  Oh, well, overall, I think everything went off pretty well.

Now to the card...
Today's card is finished to be square, and it gate folds to the center.  Again, I am slacking because I don't know anything about the supplies I used for it.  The things I do know are I used my Bic Mark It Markers, ribbon and Stickles.  I have had the ribbon forever!  I fixed the ribbon to look like it is what is tied to hold the card closed, but it really is not.  
You can see better here.  The matted, colored image fits under the bow; thus, keeping the card closed.  I learned from a very smart crafter that I don't necessarily have to stamp my sentiment ahead of time.  So, I think I will add this card to my stash and place a sentiment on the bottom left corner when I am ready.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Paper Sundaes Challenge #66  -  Sparkle, Pearls, Die Cuts and the Colour Yellow (use two)

There's Magic in the Air with Paper Cupcakes  -  Mulit-Fold Card

Card Makin' Mamas Challenge Blog  -  Challenge #19 Spring Colors

(to me that means cheerful, happy colors) 

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, April 23, 2011

One Last Easter Card

Today's Easter Card is a fun one.  It went to my two year old nephew, so it had to be bright and fun to look at.  I think I accomplished that with this card.
 Once again, I completely forgot where I got the digistamp from, but I colored him with my Bic Mark It Markers.  I used my Diamond Glaze to cover the egg, and of course, I had to use Stickles.  The solid paper is Bazzill, the patterned paper is from a DCWV Summer Small Sized Mat Stack.  The buttons are from Walmart's craft section.  Since I don't have many options for supply stores around me, I decided to browse Walmart.  I got a few decent sized bags of buttons for $1.98 each.  I didn't think that was too bad.  I finished off the card with some silver thread, and there you go.

I ended up coming across a few more challenges that this card works for.  They are
For Fun Challenges  -  Easter
Sentimental Sundays  -  Challenge #51 - Celebrate Spring/Easter
Crafty Catz Weekly Challange  -  Challenge #79 - Children's Card
Paper Play Challenge  -  '11 - Week 16 - Easter Time

Thanks for looking! 
Have a blessed Easter!!!

Friday, April 22, 2011

How About Some Attitude???

Today's card has some serious attitude in my opinion.  I was smiling the entire time I was making it.  I must admit it was fun!  I colored this digi, which I am sorry I can't remember where it came from, just because the look on her face felt like she was seriously expecting to be colored.  I think she knows she looks good!!  Whacha you think?
 I used Bic Mark It Markers, Bazzill, some DCWV Rock Star Stackmat, some Cat's Eye Ink, some self-adhesive giraffe ribbon from Hobby Lobby, which you can't really see here, a funky flower from Oriental Trading, a brad, and a sticker of all things.  This card just kind of came together without trying too hard, but I think it looks great!

I am submitting this card in the challenges at 

Crafty Purple Frog Challenges -Touchy feely Chllenge 

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

A Birthday Card Again

Today's card was super fun to make.  I was watching a special on the Royal Wedding while I was doing it.  I really could careless about the wedding, so perhaps the decision to get finished with the card in order to leave the table was the inspiration to more quickly to complete it.  I was originally sitting at my scrap table watching Dances with the Stars and planning to watch Castle, but apparently, the network had other plans.  Of course, that is not what this is about, so back to the card.
 I used a digistamp from Miss Muffet Stamps, which I colored using some Bic Permanent Markers.  I was really surprised how easy they were to use and how well they worked.  I had only used them for my Disney Signature Books up to this point, but I may need to rethink that and invest in a larger package.  Something to think about :-)

The orange base is Bazzill and opens different than I normally make them.  It was a piece of scrap I found in the orange draw (again, I really need to post pictures of my scrap room, so you will understand).  The measurements were perfect; it was just the wrong directions.  Thus, it now opens on the short end.  I mounted the digi on a piece of Birthday paper from the 4.5x6.5 DCWV Summer Matstack, which I have had since I started making cards years and years ago.  It is perfect for card making and the matstacks are pretty reasonable when on sale.  I used some Cats Eye Ink, a few rhinestones (because I have sooooo much of those, you will probably be seeing them for years), and Stickles.  Side note, I bought a bottle of Michael's store brand "Stickles" from their dollar bin yesterday.  I have not tried them yet, but does anyone know if they are any good?  I figured for a dollar it was worth a try, right?

I am entering this card into challenges at 
Little Miss Muffet Challenges  -  Challenge #7 - Glitter and Shine
A Spoonfull of Sugar  - Challenge 148 - Lets Celebrate!!

I hope they and you like it.  Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Into Everyone's Life a Little Rain Must Fall

Today's card was designed for another challenge.  I will be honest -  I am soooo loving the challenges!!!  It has been so much fun and quicker.  It amazes me how many looks can be created with one sketch or suggestion.  I have been really enjoying looking at all the other submitted cards.  
I am sooooo impressed and inspired!
Here is my take on it...
Bazzill, scraps, gems, curly clip, and a random piece of ribbon make a fun card (in my opinion, anyway).  This was also my first real experience with Diamond Glaze.  I was always so scared thinking it was a lot more difficult.  Boy, was I wrong, and I am now hooked!

The challenges I am entering this card in are

Thanks for visiting again!!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

You Rock

This card may not be very elaborate, but it is one of the most fun cards I've made -- ever.  Plus, it took me no time at all!
I have no idea where I ended up getting this sassy digi at, but she rocks!!  The card base is from Bazzill.  I colored her with Crayola Colored Pencils.  I used DCWV Rock mat stack, a scrap from CM and a purple gem to top it off.  I used a razor type tool to rough up all the edges.  I actually wrote on the card myself.  I hardly ever do that.

I am entering two challenges with this card.

PaperPlay - Week 15 - Photo Inspiration

Kenny K's Krafty Girlz Challenge # 41


Thanks for looking!



Monday, April 18, 2011

Easter Card 2.0

Today's card is my second Easter Card, and I had a blast.  If I have not mentioned before -- I love to color.  Thus, I am appreciating more and more the entire digi stamp revolution!  The image on today's card is from Bugaboo Stamps, and I will be entering it in their Catch the Bug Easter Challenge.  

Again, everything about this card is from my scrap supply.  The base is a piece of Bazzill, and that is really all I know for sure.  The circle was already cut, and I thought it would work perfectly fine just how it was.  I decided to color the stamp with my CM and Bic Permanent Markers.  I guess at some point I will have to invest in some decent markers so that not to have the lines from coloring.  I kind of went crazy with the Stickles, and I used a piece of ribbon I have probably owned longer than I have had kids.  I stamped my sentiment with a $1 stamp from Micheal's.

Okay, don't laugh, but I just realized I am probably not thinking clearly when I color my stamps.   I usually color first then try to match up my papers after, which is kind of difficult.  Maybe I should try to find a piece of patterned paper I want to use and make that my inspiration when I color.  Just sorta thinking out loud.  Makes more sense though, right?

Here are some challenges I am going to enter this card into if you want to check them out.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Loads of First!

Okay, so I have to admit I am pretty excited about today's card.  This card will actually be a first for me in many ways.
1.  It is the first time I have entered a sketch challenge - ever.  It maybe very well be the first time I have ever used a sketch for a card to begin with.  Let me say, using the sketch cut the time it takes me to make a card in thirds.  I am entering the card in this week challenge at CPS. 
2.  It is the first time I have colored a Kich N Blues digi, as well.  So, I thought I would enter the card in their spring challenge, as well.  I follow the site very regularly because one of my sweet friends is a Design Team member.   Sonya has amazing talent, and I want to be her when I grow up.  See for yourself here.
3.  I am also going to use this card in the Digital Tuesday Challenge.  The requirement is to use a female image on your project.  What a cooler female than Kich, right?
Ready to see the card now...
I used kraft card stock and pieces of pink and blue scraps.  The pattern paper is from a K&C Company Designer Mat Pad.  I used some Cat's Eye Ink, Crayola Colored Pencils, a few flowers and brads.

Hope You Enjoyed It! 
Thanks for Looking!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Easter Card

Today I am posting a very simple Easter Card.  I used two awesome free digistamps.  Unfortunately, I do not remember where either came from.  I will have to get better at tracking where I get each stamp from.  The card is very simple because it was more about trying out some new things with the digistamp.  I have really been focusing on find the right tools to color, shade and blend with.  Like I said in another posting, I am trying to figure some things out about what produces the best blended look.  I have tried several new items, and I will be sharing those with you soon.

So, here is the card...
I used a piece of Brown Bazzill for the base, and I actually cute down a 12x12 piece of patterned paper for the second layer.  Again,  I have no idea about who or where the paper is from.  I'll admit my supply of patterned paper is a little over the top.  I used my Creative Memories deco corner punch on the imagine, which I colored using Crayola Colored Pencil.  I blended them with Odorless Blending Medium and stumps.  Not the best results, but not terrible either.   I do have to admit that I officially have no luck with Gamsol.  I tried that first.  I have used it with Primsa, Crayola, and a woodless colored pencil and I have had not gotten the results like I wanted.  The ticket was pop dotted just to give the card something.  
Thanks for looking and have a great Saturday!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Thursday Update

Okay, so I have learned that the idea of me be able to post everyday may not be a possibility.  Conner and I both had doctor's appointments, a grocery store trip, story time, and the weekly Daisy Scout Meeting took up my entire Thursday.  Let me just put out there that I have a serious respect for single mothers.  I am not even single; Sean is home by 6:15pm (at the latest) most evenings, but it is hard enough getting to that point.  I've come to the decision that one of my least favorite things to do is it take my two year old to the doctor with me.  It may be selfish, but I feel like that is one thing I should be able to do by myself no questions asked.  Trying to keep Conner entertained while trying to talk to the doctor at the same time is so stressful.  I guess this is a perfect example of taking things you have for granted.  I would give anything to have a mamaw, nana, or grandma around to give me a break now and then, but oh well, that's not happening any time soon.  Thus, I will just have feel sorry for myself because no one else is going to.  And, also, since I don't really have any here to talk to about it, I just did it with you all.  
The plan is to be back to fun again soon once the stress has worn off.  Keep your fingers crossed I have some free time to spend in my craft room soon.  That always helps cut into the stress.  
Have a great Friday!!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Birthday Invitation

Well, since we have officially begun planning for Amelia's 7th birthday, I thought I would post her invitations from last year.  Of course, the birthday party never happened.  The pizza place where the party was scheduled closed their doors and went out of business right before the party.  Thus, we improvised and had a small make your own pizza party at home.  Oh, don't feel sorry for her.  She had a pretty awesome birthday.  She ended up getting to go have a mani/pedi and getting a pair of Twinkle Toe Sketchers.  Regardless, here is what went out to all of her friends in her class.
 I used Celebrations to cut the cupcakes out of some yellow scraps.  You know, yellow cake, makes senses, right?  I alternated between using the glittered white and purple metallic paper for the cupcake papers and icing.  The purple metallic paper is from a 12X12 pack I bought years back at Walmart; the glitter cover what paper was from Joann's bought as single sheets.  The colored "sprinkles" are actually the little plastic melting pieces used when making sun catchers.  The number 6 "cherry" was cut with Keystone.
Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

A Little Different

So, during Amelia's field trip this past Friday, I was asked once again where I buy or if I make Amelia's hair bows.  Let me tell you, finding a hair bow store here in Florida has not been easy.  There is no Pretty Little Princess Shop here like I had in Evansville.  Thus, I decided it was time to finally figure out how to make hair bows.  Amelia has had the same supply for awhile now.  It is time for some new options, and one of the mothers from her class told me she would be my first customer if I figured it out.  So, here is the very rough first attempt.
It is not on a clip and does not have a center knot, yet.  I need to do some research into figuring out what works best when it comes to starching the bows to make them more fluffy.  Any ideas welcome.
Thanks for looking!

Monday, April 11, 2011

A Cricut Card

I just realized this morning I have not posted any cards made using my Cricut yet.  That's just not right, so here is one...
 This is one of my favorite anniversary cards that I have made for Sean.  It is from several years ago.  I made it for the anniversary right after he accepted his job with Disney.  I used several cartridges: George and Basic, Mickey Font, and Everyday Paper Dolls.  Of course, I used my Peachy Keen stamps for the face because anything else would just be wrong :-)
It's cute! Don't you think?
Thanks for looking!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

One of My First Digistamp Cards

Today's card is one that I made back in February.  It is a birthday card for my sister-in-law.  I was actually pretty stressed about it because my sister-in-law is incredibly crafty, and it was my first attempt at printing and using a digistamp in any kind of project.  
 The stamp came from Melon Headz.  You really should go check out her blog here.  The card base was a piece of Bazzill, which I am beginning to really enjoy using for cards.  There are so many textures, and I think it adds something special to the cards.  The white scrap is actually a piece of scrap glitter paper that I used on Amelia's 6th birthday party invitations.  I will have to do a post about the invitations because that is one of my favorite projects.  The patterned paper is a scrap from Creative Memories.  I colored the stamp with my dollar store pencils and pop dotted it.  The birthday ribbon is from Hobby Lobby, which is a store I really miss.  Not that I even shopped there a ton, but there always seemed to be such different items there compared to the big two store.  Their prices were always so reasonable when things were on sale, too.  Guess, I will have to make a stop there while in Evansville :-)

Another little note - Of course, I forgot to mail the card in time to my sister-in-law on time, anyway.  At least, it did make it there, but I am pretty sure I forgot another important birthday, too.  I hate that!

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Computer Issues, a Field Trip & a Big Boy Bed

 I wanted to fill everyone in on what has been going on with me the last few days. 

1. Sorry for the delay in posts.  I started to post on Thursday, but ran into a little issue.  Ummm, apparently, some of my laptop keys decided not to work.  The post would have been very difficult to read since one of the letters not working was the "A" key.  My computer savvy husband took it apart to find the cable/wire (whatever it is called) was starting to come unplugged.  Thus, the issues, but we should be good to go now!
2.  Yesterday, I was away all day with Amelia's class on their field trip to Green Meadow's Farm.  We had a blast, but it was so exhausting!

I have to give a thumbs up to Amelia's teacher.  All six kindergarten classes went on this trip, so there were a ton of parents along.  All the parents were given the option of leaving from the farm with his/her own child, which would allow the child to get out of school at least an hour early.  When it came time to load the buses, the most students any of the other teachers had returning to school was six kids.  However, Amelia's teacher told her students they would be practicing sentences once they returned to school, which was a joke, but the kids didn't know that.  Regardless, all but two kids told us parents they were going back to school to write sentences with Mrs. Jordan.  Seriously, those kids wanted to go back to school to learn rather than going home early.  I think that really says a lot about Mrs. Jordan, and I feel really blessed Amelia has her for a teacher.  Hopefully, Conner will be as lucky when his time for Kindergarten comes around.
 3.  We had some big excitement around the house last night.  Conner spent his first night in his Car's big boy bed.  He was so excited that he went to bed last night at 6:30pm.  He watched a movie, which I completely expected him to get up from once it was over, but nope, he stayed in bed.  Again, even though we explained he must stay in bed until Sean or I got him up, we expected to get a visitor through the evening or early in the morning, but he proved us wrong.  He stayed in his bed even though he was awake until I got him up at 6:45 this morning.  That is super exciting!!

That's all for now, but a little secret...I got a few new supplies that I have been playing around with.  I will be sharing soon.  
Have a great Saturday!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Okay, today's card has me pretty excited!  It is another birthday card using a very cute puppy dog digi I got from the Operation Write Home blog, which is an incredibly awesome blog striving to help our military men and women stay in touch with loved ones.  You can check out the digi and the blog here and check out my card below.

I decided to use craft colored card stock as the base, which then lent itself to the colors used on the dog.  Are you wondering why I am so excited about the card?  Well, the coloring, of course!!  Here is a closer picture of my coloring -- get a better look...
I used my Crayola Crayons and blended the colors with Goo Gone and a Q-Tip.  I have been doing some searching and have found some other techniques and supplies that I need to try.  When I figure out what medium works best for blending crayons, I will let you know.  However, as of right now, I am pretty excited about the way the Crayons, Q-Tips, and Goo Gone work together.

The rest of the card was all scraps with a very short piece of paw print ribbon, which was a big pain to tie, and of course, some Stickles.  So what do we think, will my best friend's daughter like this card?

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

A Birthday Card

So, today's card is pretty exciting because I randomly came across a new to me coloring/blending technique.  I am sure it is not new and many out there know about it.  However, it makes me so happy because it uses one of my still to this day absolute favorite things - Crayola Crayons!!!

My best friend's children both have birthdays coming up, so this card is going to her son.  I am "hopping" he likes it.  
All the paper is from the scrap files once again.  I ran the card front through the Cuddlebug.  The word stamp is actually from SU Unfrogetable Set, and the frog was a freebie digistamp I got some where along the way.  For the life of me, I can't remember where, though.  I pop dotted him to give some height to his hop.  The white flower is actually a dollar store stemmed flower that I bought to mess around with.  I took the stems off and separated the layers.  I have been rather surprised with how well they have been working out.  To top it off, I added a Prima on top, and Stickles to the brad because Stickles always make it better. 

I have another birthday card for you tomorrow and more information about what I am learning about the crayon coloring/blending technique.  
Can't wait!!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Thank You Card #2

I have another Thank You Card for you today.  I really love thank you cards.  You have so much freedom, and the reason for them is so great.  Sending a thank you card, means someone went out of his/her way to do something nice for me.  How can I not smile knowing there is a person who likes me enough to be sweet to me?

This card was again incredibly simple, but remember what I said in one of my previous posts -- I have a two year old.  I am usually trying to squeeze card making time in.  Quick is the only option for me most of the time.  

I made this card for my best Avon Customer, who I have never met in person.  She found me online.  Turns out she is from a city fairly close to my home town back in Indiana and is now in Florida, as well.  She does all of her shopping online, so I really want to make sure she still feels like she gets some personal attention.  (Side note -- I do have several really good, loyal customers, and I appreciate all of you!  If you would like to become one of a customers, you can shop my site 24/7 here.  Shameless plug, I know.  Sorry :-)

I used all scraps, a few Prima Flowers and flower shaped brads along with an incredibly cute digistamp by Meljen's Designs that I colored with my dollar store colored pencils.  Meljen's has some awesome stuff!  They give away freebies pretty regularly and are having a fun blog hop right now.  Be sure to check them out here!

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

A Get Well Card

Today's card is actually on the opposite end of the one from yesterday.  I put this one together in just about 10 minutes.  I wanted to keep the card simple since it was going to a child.  I used all scraps because I do have a ton.  (Maybe at some point I will post pictures of my craft room.)  Amelia's closest friend here in Florida had surgery Friday morning.  Poor girl actually had to have her tubes taken out because they had been in her ears for so long, and the doctors had to do a little work to ensure the holes would close up.  Amelia wanted to do something to cheer her up.  Of course, when we saw her that evening, she was back to her sweet self.  
Oh, to be young and bounce back like nothing happened.

I am fairly new to the Digistamp scene, but one of my favorite digi artist is Nikki at MelonHeadz.  You can find this cute freebie here.  You really should go have a look.  She has tons of super cute stuff!!  I know there are some really talented people with really cool techniques to shade/color the digistamps.  I am definitely not to that level.  Plus, I really enjoy coloring the good o' fashion way, so this time I used dollar store colored pencils.  Of course, I had to add some colored rhinestones because what 7 year old girl doesn't love rhinestones?  Thus, like I said, this is just a card to make a sick little girl smile.  I think the goody bag the card was in got more of a smile, though.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

A Thank You Card

Okay, so I am officially 
posting my first card.  
This is a card I made awhile back for my husband to use for a woman he works with.  I am not going to lie, I am pretty proud of this one.  Let it be known, it took me almost an hour to do it, though.  Of course, that included thinking of the idea and all, but still if it took me an hour every time I sat down to make a card, I would never get any made.  Not that my reality is a lot better, but that is more because I have a 2 year old.  With nap time get shorter, completing chores and crafting is getting harder and harder to do. 
Anyway, here is the card...

I used a free gift I got years back when I still lived in the same town as my Stampin' Up consultant, Cindy.  The stamp set is called Fresh Cuts and came with some note cards, as well.  The large flower in the center was die cut into the cards.  I cut the card in half and ran it through my Cuttlebug.  I used the SU white craft ink along with the same SU Fresh Cuts set for the background image, and the black "thank you" was a dollar stamp from Micheal's.  Add some ribbon and Stickles to a base made of scraps, and you got yourself a card.

FYI - I am working on improving my blogging and photo skills, so keep your fingers crossed.  
Thanks for taking a look!