Thursday, July 23, 2009

Nestabilties Storage

I just wanted to share with everyone how I have begun to store my Nestabilties from Spellbinders. I took a cork board that I had lying around and covered it with some patterned paper (this is from DCWV Green Stack). I then got a roll of magnet sheet from Michaels (the roll measures 1'x2' and was $10). I cut the magnet down to slightly larger than the largest die. I decided to use push pins to attach the magnet to the cork board. The magnet comes with adhesive on the back, but I wanted to keep the ability to re-arrange them as my collection grows. So far this system is working out really well for me.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

More Cards for 365 Cards!

This is my card for Day 137 over at 365 Cards. The challenge was to use something to bind the card together. I decided to use fabric. I used some fabric scraps that I had lying around and stitched them onto the two diffrent colors of cardstock (Stampin Up's Green Galore & Yo Yo Yellow). I made the Green Galore be just a tad shorter so that you could see the Yo Yo Yellow from the front of the card. I then stamped this quotation (Inkadinkadoo) onto some white cardstock and then using Copics airbrushed the rainbow onto the white. I just love how this card turned out!

365 Cards - Day 138

Here is my card for 365 Cards Challenge Day 138 which was to include a quotation. Since I had just gotten my new stamp set in from Papertrey Ink, I couldn't resist taking advantage of it. The chair, rug, table, books, cat and the quote is from On My Couch and On My Couch Additions which was just released and it is so cute. I used PTI's Enchanted Evening, Ripe Avocado, and Dark Chocolate inks along with Memento Tuxedo Black to stamp all the images to create the scene. I cut that out with Nestabilities Oval and then layered it with a Scalloped Oval die using PTI's Ripe Avocado. The quote was stamped on PTI's Spring Moss cardstock using Ripe Avocado. The whole thing is tied off with Enchanted Evening Swiss Dot Ribbon. I really love how this card turned out!

365 Cards - Day 139

Here is my card for 365 Card Challenge Day 139 which was paper piercing. For this card, I used Papertry Ink's Plum Pudding, Smokey Shadow, and Lavender Moon cardstock. I cut out the needle and scissors from Disney's Happily Ever After. Note that the needle was part of a spool of thread cut and I just off the spool of thread so that I was left with only the needle. I then used some embroidery floss to stitch on the zig zag and threaded the floss through the eye of the needle.

365 Cards - Day 140

Here is my card for Day 140 over at 365 Card Challenges. The challenge was to use paint (which is not my strong point). I used the Making Memories Tag Maker and painted the tag in a blue paint. I then stamped Good Luck from Papertrey Ink's Mega Mixed Messages in PTI's Spring Rain. I used a silver Painter's Pen to dot the edges in silver. The papers are PTI's Spring Rain and the new Enchanted Evening (loving this color, probably the most beautiful navy blue ever!) and I used the Cuttlebug Divine Swirls embossing folder, and finished the card off with some PTI Enchanted Eventing Satin ribbon. If I had to do this card again, I would probably make a few changes, it did not turn out exactly the way I wanted.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

More Cards...

Here are some more cards from past challenges over at 365 Cards. This is Day 13-16.

The tag on this one is made with Nestabilities Ribbon Tags using the Cuttlebug.

The dragonfly is an SVG cut using SCAL. I adorned it with Skittles.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Still Catching Up!

I am still working on catching up to the ladies over at 365 Card Challenges. Here are the cards for Days 9-12. I have some more coming so keep a look out for them!

This card was made completely out of scraps and done in about 5 minutes.
This is similar to what I plan to do for my Christmas cards this year. The image here is Dustin Pike Cocoa Soak and I colored it with Copics. The picture is my youngest son Mason, isn't he cute? I also used the Basic Grey magnetic snaps on the tag and the back of the picture so that the recipient could take the picture off of the card and put it on their refrigerator. The tag and the pocket were cut with the Tags, Bags, Boxes & More cartridge.

This was also made from scraps (K&Company) and I used some copper craft wire to thread the buttons so that it looks like the wire is holding the button on (which is something my husband would probably do!)

Really simple card. The mailbox is cut from the Wild Card cartridge.

Monday, July 13, 2009

365 Cards Challenge

So here are the cards that I completed for last week's 365 Cards Challenges.

I made this background paper using the Shaving Cream technique, which is so much fun!

I made this background paper using the Heated Pearl Ex technique. Messy, but really cool looking!

The cake was cut from the Pooh & Friends cartridge.

This image is from Dustin Pike, he is an amazing artist.

I used the Nestabilities Ribbon Tag to make this tag.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Here is a really cute birthday card that I made using Papertrey Ink products! The card base I embossed with my Nestabilites. Nichole explains on her blog how to do it. I then stamped a cupcake from the Cupcake Collection and added the sentiment. This was really quick and I think I am going to make some more of these for my stash.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

The Cuttlebug Spot Contest!

For all of you that likes free stuff...I know I do! The Cuttlebug Spot is trying to reach 1000 followers, and they are doing a drawing where the winner can get a $1000 Gift Certificate to Custom Crops. This just happens to be one of my favorite vendors, they have so much stuff, it can make your head spin. So if you want a chance of $1000, click HERE to and follow the instructions to enter the drawing! Good luck to everyone!
Here is another card using Fabric! I had a plain white piece of fabric and I used the Rubber Band Technique on it with Papertrey Ink ink pads (colors New Leaf and Raspberry Fizz). When I was done with that I adhered some of the fabric to white cardstock and used my Nestabilites Pansy dies to cut one layer of the flower with the fabric and another layer with the Raspberry Fizz paper and topped it off with a New Leaf button. I just love how Papertrey Ink's items coordinate with each other. Hopefully they will add embossing powders soon! I also took a piece of the fabric and made it into a ribbon for the card. I purposely frayed the edges because I thought that it was a really cool effect!

Friday, July 10, 2009

I'm Playing Catch Up!

Ok so I just recently discoverd 365 Cards. These ladies have set out to do a daily challenge for a full year. They are so creative and have come up with some really cool challenges, so I have made a decision. I am going to play catch up! They started these challenges back in March and I am going to go "back in time" and catch up! Wish me luck! So here are my cards for Challenges 1-8.

Used my Nestabilites to cut all these circles, really turned out cute. I think this card would make for a cool masculine card too using the right papers, and twine instead of ribbon.
So easy! Used my brayer to ink up my Cuttlebug embossing folder before embossing for this neat background paper

Used my Copics to color this flower ( have I mentioned that I am addicted yet?)

Not thrilled with the way this one came out, but it's alright. I used the Rubber Band Technique to make the background paper. So easy and fun!

So simple. I could make a ton of these if I had to!

Really simple, and very glittery between the glitter cardstock and the gemstones!

Again I used my Nestabilites to cut the circles.

I used the Making Memories Tag Maker for the tag, so easy!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Father's Day Train Card

Here is one more Father's Day card, forgot to include this one in my earlier post. I made this for my father-in-law who is a train nut! I used the faux metal technique for the train image. The patterned paper is K&Company, and the border punch is Martha Stewart.

Monday, July 6, 2009

365 Cards Challenge Day 128

Here is my submission for the challenge at 365 Cards for Day 128. Enjoy!

Lip Smacker Box

Hi Everyone! Since I have not created too many new things lately, I thought I would share with you something that I made about a month ago. My sister-in-law LOVES Lip Smakers! I don't think I have ever seen her without one, so I thought that I would make her a box for her lip smackers. All I did was take the instructions for the nugget boxes found HERE at and modified the measurements to get the size box that I needed to house a package of lip smackers. This would make a really cute gift for a teenage girl! It also goes to show you that you can alter these boxes to the size that you need for just about any gift.

Saturday, July 4, 2009


Sorry that I have not updated in awhile. Recently my husband sustained a severe back injury, and between taking care of him and our two small children, working, and everything else that goes on around here, I haven't had much time for crafting. My husband is starting physical therapy this week and I am hoping that that will help him recover. I meant to post these cards before Father's Day, but obviously didn't make it in time, so here they are, so maybe they can give you some ideas for next year.

This first card, I made for my youngest son to give to my husband. I found this cute stamp at Michael's and thought that it was just perfect. I colored it in with Prismacolor pencils and used Goo Gone instead of Gamsol to blend it. Love this technique, wish I had a full set of Prismacolors! One day, right? I made the card as a shaker card, and used

coarse glitter to fill it. The frame was made with Coluzzle, and I free hand wrote the sentiment with Ice Stickles. The inside said "No matter how big I get I will always look up to my Daddy". Just love it!

This next card, I made for my oldest son to give, it is a hinged card. The two of them both love anything and everything to do with space, so I used this rocket SVG cut and cut it out with SCAL. Turned out so cute. The patterned paper is DCWV All About Boys stack. I really love how it turned out, and both of them loved it too! In fact, my husband had to wrangle it from my son in order to read it!

That's it for right now, hopefully I can update again here soon, because I do have a couple of other things to share!