Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Employee Gifts

Hi! Here are a few gifts that I made for my employees. I like to give them little gifts to let them know I appreciate their hard work. I bought some Extra gum and put a ribbon around it, added a tag that says "Thanks for all your EXTRA effort!" The second picture I used a cello bag and added a topper. I printed the topper from my computer, added some punch stars and was done! These were both very easy and quick projects, and go a long way to let someone know you appreciate them. Have a great day!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

ABC Wall Hanging

Hello! I have been working hard on this project, and finally can share it! It was a gift for my sister-in-law at her baby shower. Each square is 6 1/2", and I used Lasting Impressions paper for each square. The back is covered with fun foam, that you can buy at JoAnn's or Michael's or your local craft store. The letters were cut using my Cricut Expression. The shapes for each object were made using Lasting Impressions brass templates. A few letters I had to get creative with, because I didn't have any templates that matched certain letters. K (Kite) is a template that I made, as well as Q (Quarter), X (Xylophone), Y (Yo-Yo) and Z (Zipper). I am very pleased with how it turned out and I know it will look great in the baby's nursery. My sister-in-law loved it! Have a great weekend!

Sunday, October 2, 2011


Hi there, Just sharing a quick card I made recently. I used Lasting Impressions paper and templates to make this card. The strawberry is an old template and so is the oval templates that I used. The paper is on sale at Lasting Impressions, it's from a 6x6 paper pack that is only $2! An amazing deal! Hope you had a great weekend and are staying warm!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Cricut Baby Banner

Wow, time flies, I can't believe it's been so long since I posted! I just got home from a 3 day crop and am so exhausted! I didn't get much completed, which is always disappointing but had a lot of fun, nevertheless!

This is a baby banner that I completed at the crop. I used my Cricut with the New Arrival cartridge. I designed the banner on my Cricut Gypsy. It made the project really fast & easy. I can't wait to hang this banner at my sister-in-law's baby shower in a few weeks!

Thanks for stoping by!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Perfect Pair

Hi! I have posted on my blog before about the monthly challenge on the Yahoo Embossing group I belong to. Each month one person hosts the challenge, and August is my month to host. I choose a template, (the Salt/Pepper template by Lasting Impressions), and emboss several pieces, and mail them out to the challenge participants. The participants have to make a card using the pieces I mail to them. I have no idea what to do with this template, other than what I did with my card here. I hope I get to see lots of creative ideas from the ladies that participate in the challenge. I used my favorite Lasting Impressions paper on this card, it already has a distressed look to it. Hope you have a great weekend!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

More Christmas in July!

Hi there, thanks for stopping by! Here a few Christmas gift tags I made for the Lasting Impressions blog. It was hard to get in the Christmas spirit when the heat index is pushing 110 but I enjoyed staying indoors and crafting to make these tags! Hope you have a great weekend! I'm heading to the Creating Keepsakes Convention in Valley Forge, PA for a long weekend. I am looking forward to getting away!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Flower Pocket Card

Hi, Hope you are having a great week! I made this card for a friend. I was sending her a few little goodies so I wanted to include a pocket to hold everything. I know there are tutorials out there for making this kind of card but I just kind of winged it... and wasted a lot of paper in the meantime. Don't you just hate that!!? I love how the card turned out though, and the picture does not do it justice. The paper is by Lasting Impressions (although I think it may be retired), it has repeating gardening words on it and the flower template is by Lasting Impressions as well. Have a great weekend!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Christmas in July

Hello, Thanks for stopping by! Here are a couple cards I made when I was thinking about Christmas in July. It's never too early to start making your Christmas cards! These two cards were fairly simple to make, I used Lasting Impressions templates and their line of distressed papers. They are one of my favorite lines of paper, and they all coordinate so well together.
Hope you had a great weekend, I have lots more Christmas in July projects to show you later this week!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Red, White & Blue Challenge Card

Hello, Happy Independence Day! I made this card for the Woodware USA challenge. I used Woodware USA stamps for the sentiment and the mouse. I colored the mouse with Copic markers. The red, white & blue paper is from Hobby Lobby. The stripes were going diagonal on the paper and I cut it so they would be horizontal (straight), I just thought it looked better that way. Hope you have a great weekend!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Just for you

Hi, Hope you are having a great week! I wanted to share this card that I made for a friend. I added stitching around the edge of this card with thread, I love how it turned out. It is time consuming but I think it's worth it. I poked holes using a Lasting Impressions stitching guide template and then sewed the thread through the holes. I used several different Lasting Impressions templates for this card, SG300, L528 and L9012. All the paper I used is from Lasting Impressions too. I have the day off from work today and am going to do a little cleaning and organizing in my craft room, and hopefully have some time to create!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Exciting News!

Hi, Happy Monday! Here is another card I made using the same bee template I used on my last card. I did not like this template at all when I first saw it but it is quickly becoming one of my favorites! I used several different Lasting Impressions templates for this card, L9402, L9369, and L9640 and the bubble swirl edge on the side of the card was made with the M24 template.

Now for my exciting news... I have been named to the Lasting Impressions design team! I am so thrilled to be a part of the design team. I love Lasting Impressions brass templates. Lasting Impressions has a new website, and to introduce it they are giving away two $20 gift certificates to their store. All you need to do to enter is leave a comment on their blog or Face Book page for a chance to win. Contest ends Tuesday, June 28, 2011. Be sure to check out the new website, there is a gallery where you can submit your own embossed cards. I'd love to see your creations!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Bee Happy!

Hi, This card took me so much longer to make than I expected! Does that ever happen to you? You envision the card design in your head but then when you try to put it on paper, it seems to take forever!! I used a Lasting Impressions stitching template to punch holes in the cardstock, and then hand stitched floss through the punched holes. I dry embossed the bee and added it to the card, and printed the "Bee Happy" sentiment from my computer. Have a great week!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Challenge Card

Hi, I made this card for a challenge on a Facebook Group I belong to. The challenge was to make a card using Orange, Pink and White. It also had to have two circles (behind my flower), a square (behind the circles), flowers, ribbon, a sentiment and two buttons. This was a tough challenge for me! It was a lot to fit onto one card! I like how it turned out though. All the paper and brass templates I used are from Lasting Impressions. I'm not sure who makes the Pink ribbon, the orange ribbon is from Lasting Impressions as well. Have a great day and stay cool!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

New Stamps!

Hope you had a great weekend! This is a card I made for a friend. We went shopping yesterday at the outlet mall, and she helped me pick out a lot of cute summer clothes for work. Clothes shopping is definitely not my thing and I consider my friend to be a fashionista! I couldn't have picked out the clothes that I bought without her help! These stamps are by Woodware USA, and I just love this bear set. I think it's so cute.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Nashville Vacation Scrapbook Pages

Hi, I wanted to share some of my scrapbook pages from my Nashville vacation last September. I had a fabulous time there! It was my 2nd vacation by myself, and I have to say, it is the best way to vacation! (For short trips!) I do whatever I want, eat when I want and where I want! It's the best!

Starting from the top picture:

I went to Cooters Place in Nashville, I grew up watching the Dukes of Hazard so this was so neat to see!

Dukes of Hazard Museum in Nashville - wow, who knew there was so much memorabilia!!?? I was amazed. So fun to see all the Dukes of Hazard stuff they had on display. They also had TV's set up playing re-runs of the show.

Chihuly Glass Display at the Botanical Gardens - this is the same artist that did the glass display in the ceiling of the Bellagio in Las Vegas. It's blown glass art, and it is gorgeous! They had a special display in the Botanical Gardens where the glass art was lit up at night. This was so gorgeous!

Dog Marley - walking down the streets in downtown Nashville, I came across a man who had two dogs sitting on his motorcycle. Both the dogs had dreadlocks, and he had their hair dyed!! They were so well behaved, not sure I would have been in their position.

Predators vs Caps game - My reason for going to Nashville! I saw the Caps play in a pre-season game against the Predators. My first time there and in that arena. So much fun, and the Caps won! I met two other Caps fans there, we had a blast hanging out after the game and I still keep in touch with both of them!

Fall Creek Falls Park, I drove 2 hours to reach this park, it was gorgeous! I crossed a suspension bridge for the first time! I spent the day hiking, it was so fun!

Jack Daniels Distillery - so interesting! I took the tour of the distillery, and I would love to go back and do it again. Beautiful town and a really cool experience!
Have a great week!

I got a lot of the sketches for my pages from Amy's 4x6 scrapbook sketch blog. I did not crop any of my photos! Quick and simple!

Have a great week!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Cute Cupcake

Hope you're having a great weekend! This is a card I made for a friend. I found the cupcake template on Ebay. I'm normally strictly a Lasting Impressions brand template type of girl, but this cupcake template just called out to me. I'm a sucker for images of food with faces!! This template is by ATD. All the paper is by Lasting Impressions.

Have a great rest of the weekend!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Butterfly Challenge Card

Happy Friday! This is a card I made for a challenge with a Yahoo Embossing Group I belong to, called "The Bossy Group." Each month, one person hostesses a challenge, she picks a brass template, embosses the image of the template, and mails the image to each of the participants. This month, the image was these butterflies and a sentiment. Each participant has to make a card using the image they receive. I really enjoy these challenges. It is so much fun to see how creative everyone is, and how everyone's cards turn out differently! I get a lot of ideas on how to use different templates.

Have a great weekend!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Baby Shower Invites!

Hi! Thanks for stopping by! I got some wonderful news last month, my brother & his wife are expecting their first baby! I am going to make their baby shower invitations so I've been busy making a few samples for them. They don't know yet if it's going to be a girl or a boy, but they will find out soon! Then I'll know if I need blue paper or pink paper!

The first pink card I made using Stampin' Up punches, following the tutorial on this post, here. I changed it a little bit, she mentioned a 1" punch for the head, that looked too tiny to me, so I used 1 1/2" circle punch for the head. I sponged all the edges of the baby's body to make it stand out a little more. I used an A Muse stamp "Your're Invited" on the bottom of the card. I still had left over paper from making their wedding invitations, so I used that same paper on this card!

I loved making the onesie card, it was so easy and fast!! I used the tutorial to make it found here, and I used a varitey of Stampin' Up punches. The duck image is from A Muse Stamps too.

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The People of Las Vegas Flip Album

Hi there, I wanted to share this flip album that I made for my mom for her birthday. My mom LOVES Las Vegas, and these are pictures from one of her recent trips to Las Vegas. One of her favorite things about the city are all the street people! I put all the pictures in a flip album and titled it "The People of Las Vegas." She loved it!

I've made this type of flip album before, here is the link to a previous post where I made another one. These are so quick, fun and easy to make!

Have a great week!

Sunday, May 15, 2011


Hi, I'm back! Finally done moving, and getting settled in my new home, and have unpacked my craft room! I am still hanging things on the wall but will post pictures of my craft room later this week. I am LOVING it! For now, I am sharing a dry embossed card I made for a swap. This card was designed based on a sketch. The crown looks sparkly, it's not, I made it using plain silver paper. I think my camera added the extra sparkle! I used a Lasting Impressions brass template to create the frog, crown and Prince sentiment. The paper is all from Lasting Impressions too (except the silver paper, I'm not sure who makes that). Off to check out some other blogs, I can't wait to see what everyone has been up to! Have a great rest of the weekend!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Sketch Cards

Hi, I've been gone awhile! I'm packing up and getting ready for a move and have been so busy. It is hard to pack up everything after living in the same home for 10 years. I am looking forward to getting settled in my new craft room! Last month, I visited my friend Cin in Canada. We had so much fun playing in her wonderfully organized craft room! We know each other through the Yahoo Embossing group that I've mentioned here before, and we made cards to swap with each other, based ona sketch. Cin used a template that I gave her, which is 3 flowers and leaves (see pic above) and saw a bunny instead of flowers! She used the template to make a bunny card. I was amazed, I guess I am very literal and just never see things for anything other than their true intention! The chick card is the card I made for Cin based on the sketch. Happy Spring!