Saturday, November 29, 2014

Another Masculine Card

I made another masculine card. This card took me ALL day. No joke. AND I FINALLY, after 7 months,  found the perfect place to take photos. The problem? Um, we finally moved to our new home, so this fabulous area in my mom's house is no longer an option.  Grrr...


Paper and ephemera: Crate Paper Boys Rule
Twine: Lawn Fawn
Stamp: Hero Arts Good Luck
Embossing powder: Hero Arts 

So I am utterly inspired by this quote, thought I would share. 

I wanted to also say, I am thankful for you all who come and visit. I appreciate every comment and I hope that now that life is a bit more settled for us (we are still unpacking but at least the house journey has come to an end), my job and schedule has stabilized, kids are doing well in school and my fourth is going to begin preschool soon. I think I can finally, almost, maybe breathe AND visit all of your inspiring blogs again! I am also keeping tabs on my top 14 cards of 2014...even got #1 picked out, only 13 more to go!

Friday, November 28, 2014

These Tags...

I am on the Hero Arts blog today showing you how to use the JUST TAGS set to create a pretty holiday card. I also took the tag to create an ornament and a bag.

The tag set comes in a pack of 60. There is a kraft set and a black "chalkboard" set. isn't it beautiful??

To create this ornament, I die cut 2 snowflakes and layered the tag on top. Easy!

I used the tags to create a holiday card and a bag, come see them HERE

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Tracey's Twenty-five Days of Tags

I am participating in Tracey McNeely's 4th annual 25 days of Christmas tags this year! She has dedicated a pinterest board to all the previous guest designers HERE, HERE, and HERE. Lots of inspiration :)

I made this simple tag.


There are great prizes available from (pretty fabulous eh?):

  • Reverse Confetti
  • Clearly Besotted
  • CAS-ual Fridays
  • Neat and Tangled
  • Paper Smooches
  • Lawn Fawn
You have a chance to win by leaving a comment on this post by Nov 27th. Winners will be announced November 28th!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Mixed Emboss Holiday Card

I am on the Hero Arts Blog today HERE showing you how to make a mixed metallic holiday card using the new Hero Arts stamp called MAKING SPIRITS BRIGHT. It is such a pretty stamp!

This card is perfect for the challenge going on right now at Hero Arts called MAD ABOUT METALLICS! There are other categories all holiday focused also so if you want to enter check it out!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Masculine Card

You know what there is NOT a lot of out there? Masculine cards! There are a THOUSAND flower cards, but try to Pinterest search a guy card and it's limited at best. So a PERSONAL challenge to self to make a card for a doc I work with (and there are a LOT of them, which is why this problem came to mind lately). Here is what I made:


I think the BEST cards come when you are not restricted in supplies and make stuff using your goodies.  And to not panic when the stamping isn't perfect, but just keep going and see what happens. Kinda like life, you know?

Gonna enter this is Virginia's View challenge this month: METALLICS! The entries there are really pretty!

Emphemera: Crate Paper Boys Rule
Star: Fancy Pants
Star stamps: Paper Smooches Space Cadet
Gold Trianges: Mama Elephant
Twine: Maya Road
Tim Holz Tiny Attacher
Ink: Hero Arts Black
Gold Embossing powder: Hero Arts


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

I am ALSO on the A Blog Named Hero Blog

I am sharing a cherished Christmas memory today on A Blog Named Hero! There is a Hero Arts gift card up for grabs if you would like to leave a comment on my fabulous card!!! Hehe...

I don't know why it is that I have NOTHING going on on the ol' blog and then when I do, it's 2 posts on one day. WHY does that always happen? Then all that work will not gets its full ability to shine :(


On the Crate Blog!

I have made a darling (if I can say so myself) photo album for my daughter Sophia which is on the Crate blog today. Here is the cover...

Please stop by the blog for details and what it looks like inside HERE!