Thursday, November 3, 2011

Us layout

Right now I only do a couple of kinds of cards. So I was racking my brain trying to figure out how to use this weeks Designed2delight image on a card. I couldn't think of anything. But! At the back of my head I was thinking of a layout that I've been wanting to do. They say when you have inspiration like that that won't leave you alone everything that try to do instead won't turn out.  For me 1/2 the time that is the truth. So I went ahead and did the layout and what do you know, the image fit perfectly and the layout came together quickly.

I still have that bare spot that is alluding me. 
what do you think?

Thursday, October 20, 2011

tags...a new idea

I think the only time that I have done tags is last year to put on christmas gifts. Don't be shocked. I only got my cricut last september. I plan on doing tags again for Christmas but other than that, I have no idea what to do tags for. For this week image (only if you participated last week) from Designed2delight was a couple of tags. I thought that they were super cute. I was thinking I could use it as a book mark...So I made one. I looked at what all of you guys do with them and how to decorate them and I tried my best. I'm getting better at my coloring and put myself in this project. You can't critic art right? what do you think?

How I did it:
Designed2delight image
fussy cutting
eksuccess markers
crayola colored pencils
stapled ribbon to tag

Thursday, October 13, 2011

hope butterfly

I stepped out side of my crafting comfort zone this week as I made a Designed2delight card. I've been looking at a lot of blogs trying to see what the "fashion" is and to gain a better grasp at my style. I really like how this card turned out!

How I did it:
star card: wild card
hot pink layer: 5 1/2 x 4 3/4
pink polka dot: 5 1/4 x 4 1/2
the inner star is the cut out from the white layer from the front.
ek success markers
inking and dashlines

What do you think?

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Happy 31 of October

I don't think that it's too early to start Halloween cards. I love love the fall colors! For me they are easy to work with. I was amazed at how quickly this card came together. (side note: some people think that black and brown should not go together. I beg to differ. I have black hair and have brown skin. I think that they go nice together and I wanted to show that in my card) I love this cat. It reminded me of some cats I had growing up.
How I did it:
5 1/2 x 4 1/4 base
5 1/4/ x 4 layer
cat from Designed2 delight
october 31: inkadinkado stamp months and days
recollections cardstock

what do you think?

Thursday, August 25, 2011

every flower is to bloom

 I did another card using a digi stamp from Designed2delight! ( )I really love their images. The best part is if you do one every week as apart of the challenge you get a new image the next week instead of catching the free ones once a month. I'm really happy how this card turned out! What do you think? I was thinking baby girl.

How I did it:
Gatefold card
will fit in a2 size evelope
outside image from designed2delight
inside stamp from studio 112
paper from color bok (green polka dot) and from personal stash
white gel pen to do stitching
ek success markers 
pastel chalk pencils

Thursday, August 18, 2011

to early for fall?

Over at designed2delight ( we had to create a card using the pumpkin image that I used. I really like how this card turned out. Lately I haven't been posting much because I've been trying to rediscover my "style". I think this card shows a little bit of it. I think I could of done better but with the materials I have and lack of experience, I think I did pretty good!
How I did it:
base: 4 x 5 1/4
layer 1: 3 3/4 x 5
background on base: stampin up! sweet shapes
orange paper: colorbok
red leaves: stampin up! delightful dots
b: stampin up! big deal alphabet
flourish: stampin up! sweet shapes
pumpkin image: designed2delight ( colored with colored pencils and pastel pencils)
white sukura gel pen

what do you think?

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


I made this card using a super cute digi stamp from Designed2delight. (

base: scallop card from wild card: 5 1/2
1st layer (polka dot): 4 3/4
scallop:shadow of flower from sweet treats
turquoise ribbon
sukura white gel pen
mouse and cup cake from designed2delight
happy birthday from inkadinkado stamp
flowers from scrapabilities

what do you think?

Friday, July 29, 2011


For the Whimsical Wednesday challenge we were supposed to use scraps to make a card. I am proud to say that I used nothing but scraps. (minus the gel pen, buttons, twine, and stamp) I learned how to do this type of card a long time ago and I can't remember who from. But who knew that all of this could turn into...
...This! Isn't it cute?! I used the majority of the scraps on the bottom half. I was thinking "area rug".

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

my pink stamper challenge

My pink stamper is doing a DT challenge for the next term! We had to do something with orange, green, brown, and turquoise.  I've never done that color combination so it was a challenge for me. So I stepped out of my color combo comfort zone and tried my best. I'm really happy with the results! What do you think?
How I did it:
base: 5 1/2x 4 1/2
cream 1st layer: 5 1/4 x 4 1/4
orange layer: 5 x4
cut: country life: 4 1/4 in
turquoise ribbon
scrapabilities brad
cinnamon  color inking
sukura white gel pen
calligraphy pen for sentament
1st layer: 5 1/4x 4 1/4
2nd layer:4 x 3 3/4
glues: mono, zip two way glue pen, and foam squares

Thanks for coming by! I really enjoyed doing this card! please leave me a comment!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

All american girl

My 4 month old daughter has a cute independence day dress. and I think it also says "all american girl". so for the celebrate the occasion (4th of July red, white and blue) and my craft spot (seeing stars) challenges this is what I thought of. I'm really happy how it turned out.

How I did it:
12 x 12 red and white polka dot paper
white stars: wild card cut at 5"
blue stars cut free hand
1" x 12" red strip
all american girl: fabulous sayings sticker
2- 2 3/4 x 3 3/4 rectangles for wallet size photos
5 1/2 x 4 for a cropped photo
star stamps: it's a love thing stamp set

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Thinking of you

Sorry for the angle, I was trying to show the green leaves underneath. (didn't work) I combined two challenges that I wanted to do and I'm really happy how it turned out. Whimsical wednesday ( patriotic-brads, bling, or buttons) and designed 2 delight (red, white + blue & or christmas, too!)
How I did it:
I didn't have a thinking of you stamp so I free handed it
Base: 4 1/4 x 4 1/4
layer 1white: 3 x 3 1/4
layer 2 blue: 3 x 2 3/4
layer 3 red: 2 1/2 x 2 3/4
ek success punch
pearl bling on the corners
white gel pen for faux stitching and sentiment
white flower from scrapabilities

it's a love thing

I was looking at this stamp and I based a card around it. I also made 2 more like it for a set. I really like this stamp set. I can't remember what the name of it was. I'm really happy how the card turned out. When I finished I spaced putting the stamp saying that I wanted on there, so I put it on the inside. I says "it's a love thing." I wish I could put it on the outside but it wasn't on a single line.
How i did it:
base: 4 1/4 x 4 1/4
layer 1: 4 x 4
1 1/2 wide ribbon
layer 2: 3 1/4 x 3
layer 3: 3 x 2 3/4
layer 4: 2 1/2 x 2 3/4 
white gel pen for faux stitching
heart mat popped on foam squares

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Tlc Creations

I've just recently got into Digi stamps. There are a lot of websites out there who sell and have free digi stamps.  You'll be seeing a ton of cards soon with these stamps. I especially love Tlc Creations. They are doing a give a way on their website: . I'm excited! They are giving away 3 sets of their digi stamps. So go on over there and follow the rules to enter.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

# 1 dad

My niece and I made this card. She picked out what she wanted and I put everything together. She wanted a star card for her dad. I did this for the father's day challenge at
How we did it:
Star card: wild card
# 1 Dad: celebrate with a flourish
I don't know if you can see if but I also did some inking around everything.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


I made this card for the Bitten by the Bug 2 challenge. We had to use the Pooh and Friends cloud. Once I saw that cloud I thought... baby. I was trying to make the card look soft and wispy like clouds. There are details on the card that you can't see. Such as around the base layer is a soft baby blue inking. I also used embossing glitter to give it a shimmer. I'm really pleased how it turned out.

I been wanting to do a floating card ever since I saw it on My Craft spot. Here is a link to her video.
 I complicated it but if you follow her instructions I'm sure it will turn out. I just winged mine that is why my dimensions are weird.

Here is the inside of the card.

and the sentiment. I love this I found it from a quote book that my mom gave me. Actually from the same book that I used for the last card.
How I did it:
4 3/4 x 6 for base
4 1/4 x 5 1/2 for 1st layer
3 3/4 x 3 3/4 for frame
1/2 inch all away around the frame
cloud and shadow: Pooh and Friends: 1 1/2"
star stamp: basic backgrounds: stampin up!
5 1/2 x 4 1/2 for inside layer
baby blue inking around base
white inking around 1st layer
a la mode embossing powder

Thursday, June 2, 2011


I'm an online student. I'm taking a class about parenting. We were supposed to interview our parents and if we wanted to write them a thank you letter. So I made them a card. This is my brothers and me. I'm the oldest and then I have two sets of twin brothers. I know crazy! I'm really happy how well this turned out!
This is another weird dimension card.

How I did it:
purple base: 5 1/4 x 4"
Green 5 x 3 3/4
I can't remember the inner layers.
Stampin up! stamp
Target $1 stamp
Stampology paper flower
ek success markers
Inside of card reads: "The best examples we've ever had, was the undying love of Mom and Dad."

I thought that saying was fitting. I got that from a book my mom gave me called "The scrapbookers Best Friend" It's from Chatterbox and EK success

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


no matter how hard i tried it wouldn't turn the right way like it was supposed to. I didn't do this card to have a last who rah for spring. I did this card because I have an aunt spring and I really wanted to do this card exactly like this for her birthday. inside I wrote happy birthday.
how i did it:
Spring: gyspy wanderings: 2.19
grass: gypsy wanderings:1.30 cut 3 times
pink card base: 5 1/2 x 4 1/4
blue layer 5 1/4 x 4

Graduation card

Here is another graduation card. My little cousin graduated from kindergarten. Her brother got the other card and he graduated from high school. I called them and asked how they liked their cards and she told me she loved hers so much. I was excited to hear that.
grad hat: locker talk: 2 1/2"
dog card: sweet hearts
glitter glue

Graduation card

This was a super quick card to do. good thing too because I didn't have a lot of time yesterday.
How I did it:
Con*Grats: gypsy wanderings: 2"
diploma: wild card: (real dial size off) 5"
Star card: wild card: 5 1/2"
pen doodling
If I wasn't in a rush I would have done a better job. I have 3 more card to do like this one and I'll show the end result of those.

Monday, May 9, 2011

make a scrap book page

pink, green, and black remind me of..

with a tag

Kid's layout

Here is another My Pink Stamper Challenge. This was number 12. a kid's layout. I hope you like it. I spent the most time on this one. I don't have paper doll dress up so I had to break something out that challenged me greatly! It's called Couzzle. the two shapes on the first page and the kids came from the couzzle. I hand made them! That is why it took me so long!

How I did it:
lettering: stone script


I don't think that you have seen any of my layouts. hmm. I'm going to have to post them. This layout was done for another my pink stamper challenge. this was number 8. Summer themed project. We took pictures of my son last summer. We had a BBQ and he discovered corn! hope you like my layout!

How I did it:
12 x 12
corn: country life: 3 1/2
ATTACK the corn!!!: country life
brown braiding cord
green 3 x 12" strip

mother's day card

I did this card for the my pink stamper challenge for national scrapbooking day and the paper cutz challenge.  I gave this card to my mother-in-law for mother's day. I'm really pleased with it. I got the idea from Mary on Card's T.V. This is called paper quilting. When ever I think of mothers I think of quilts. If my grandmother were still alive, I would have given her a card like this one.
How I did it:
paper from DCWV romance stack

Thursday, May 5, 2011


I did this card for the flaunt it friday challenge. It was a car on nifty fifties. I don't have that cart. so I did this one on locker talk. So this is what I came up with. I thought I would make road lines. I also really love this paper.
How i did it:
base. 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
layer one : 4 x 5 1/4
green strips 1/2" glued on like frame
car: locker talk : 2.17

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

pirate boy

I made this card for the Cricut Cardz Challenge. The theme was anything beach related using any cartridge. This was a challenge for me because i have no beach cartridge. I did some searching and this is what i came up with: a pirate searching for treasure.
How i did it:
card base: 5 1/2 x 4 1/4
layer : 5 1/4 x 4
boy pirate: b is for boy : 3 1/2
grass: pooh and friends: 1"
bone x : indie art :1.75
sun: pooh and friends: 2

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

last minute cupcake

Forgive the picture. I put off making this card to the last minute and I forgot to take a picture of it. Thankfully I remembered on the car ride over and took a picture with my cell phone. It's a very simple card. I'm really happy how it turned out.

Cupcake card :Sweet Treats: 5.25in
happy birthday stamp
white gel pen
black gel pen

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Country Cat

I made this card for last weeks flaunt it fridays challenge. We were supposed to use the Cindy Loo cartridge or a similar cut that is on that one. I didn't have Cindy Loo but I saw that there was a cat on there and I did have one on the Country life. (which i just got). I've been itching to do a card from the wild card (which I also got) so here is the result.
How I did it:
Scallop circle card:from wild card: cut at 5 1/4
circle layer: from george: cut at 4 1/4
cat: from country life : cut at 8 1/2
(this was a small cat on a chair. it is not on real dial size which i should have done. this was planned on my gypsy)
Three 1/4 in strips
white ribbon
white gel pen
gem for collar

Friday, April 22, 2011

I don't know....

For today 365 card challenge we were supposed to draw our inspiration off of this image.
This is what I got. I don't know... I'm not that happy with it. It just came together that way. The image reminded me of a stamp that I had. I wanted to draw in some blue. I think blue and pink look pretty together. Maybe the wrong pattern of blue... hmm... Tell me, what could I have done better?
i wanted to do an easel card. this was my first one!
How I did it:
both stamps are from studio 112
ek success punch
target $1 ribbon

Thursday, April 21, 2011

I'm stylish!!!!

I just got an award! yay! Thanks Kim! She's from . When I saw that I got this I remembered that Terri from also awarded it to me and I forgot to post it. She caught me in a busy week. That was finals for me and I was seriously stressin. But thank you ladies for thinking of me!
The Rules for the Stylish Blogger award are:
  1. Thank the person who gave this award to me and link back to their blog
  2. Share 8 things about myself
  3. Pass this award to 8 other individuals that I have recently discovered
  4. Leave a comment so that they can pass along the recognition
I had to think hard but I think I've come up with 8 interesting things about myself.
  1. I'm a full-time student at BYU-Idaho online and a full time stay at home mom.
  2. My favorite movie is Mary Poppins.
  3. My favorite vegetable is an avocado. mmm..great on sandwhiches.
  4. I'm 1/2 native american from the navajo tribe.
  5. My favorite fruits are raspberries and cherries. can't wait till this summer.
  6. I just graduated with my A.S. degree in General Studies and I'm continuing on to my B.S. degree in University Studies. I hope to some day continue on to a B.A. in Psychology and a masters to be a high school councilor.
  7. I must have a target on my head because I get teased by everyone I know. They seem to think its fun.
  8. I hope to some day go to Washington D.C. and go to the Smithsonian.
8 people that I admire their work


This was one of my first cards that I made with my cricut (minus the doodles and flowers). I recently found it while spring cleaning. I wasn't happy with it then and it felt incomplete. I added somethings to it. Now i love it!
How I did it:
Cut: B is for Boy
(if i remember right i cut it wrong and made it work)
daisy flower punch
white gel pen

Friday, April 15, 2011


I made this card for the flaunt it friday challenge. I think it would be a great father's day card. It's blank and half the time my cards are. why? because a lot of the time I can see other uses for the card. For example: this particular card can be used for father's day, a pick me up card for my grandpa who loves fishing, a random note, et cetera. I tried to use my scraps for this card so it has weird dimensions.
How I did it:
base: 4 x 5
dot layer: 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 (I like fat edges)
blue layer: 3 3/4 x 3
fish: celebrate with flourish: 3 1/2

my cousin

This is my cousin. She is giving away an awesome giveaway! I hope I get it. I know it's the 11th hour posting this but an extra entry is to blog about this. So if you would like a shot at getting free scrapbooking stuff go check out her blog.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Tri-fold card

Simple tri-fold card. I'm thinking for my mom for mother's day. again these are her colors. This was for a 365 card challenge.


How I did it:
bird: Martha Stewart stamp
pastel pencils
white gel pen
turquoise ribbion