Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Happy New Year

I just wanted to wish you all a very Safe, Healthy, and Happy New Year! Thank you for all of your comments and visits to my little blog this year. I am so excited for the new year and for new and upcoming designs.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Victoria Case Gaming Boy DigiStamp Handmade Card


I think this little gaming boy is so cute! I was able to finish this card this evening. I created this card by using digistamp image by Victoria Case called Gaming boy with Wii Remote. The card measures 6 1/2" x 5". I used light blue and green cardstocks. The coordinating paper is from DaisyD's. I also used Cuttlebug embossing folder for the wording, Nestablities dies for scallop edge, the Slice for the little photo corner, and cant forget blue and green ribbon. I typed "Wii Fun" and added to the bottom of the card. I cant wait to create more gaming boy cards.

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Sunday, December 28, 2008

Victoria Case Boy Gamer DigiStamp

Isn't this little guy so cute? This is a sneak peak at my next card. This image is a new Digital Stamp image from Victoria Case. You can visit Victoria's Digital Images Here

Victoria Case ~ Monster Prayers~ Handmade Cards



I wanted to design some cards today using some brighter colors. Isnt this stamp so cute? Monster Prayers is designed by Victoria Case. Both of the cards that I created today measures 5 1/4" x 5 1/4". I hanstamped in black ink then heat embossed the image. I colored the image with both colored pencils and copic markers. I added bows, buttons, and prima flowers. You can purchase these adorable stamps from Victoria at Victoria Case Art Designs

For Sale:Cricut Personal Electronic Cutting Machine "Baby Bug"

I have listed my baby bug Cricut Electronic Cutting Machine on ebay. I did receive the Cricut Expressions and just well cant use both of them lol. I just love this little machine. It's like new, in excellent condition. It is perfect for crops or taking to a friends house. You will not receive a cartridge due to I am using with my Expressions machine. You will receive tho the machine, the blade housing and blade, cutting mat, user manuel, power cords, and the original box. I usually purchase extra blades, cutting mats, cartridges at my local Walmart and Hobby Lobby retail stores.

If you are interested you can view My Cricut Ebay Listing Here

Thanks for stopping by and if you have any questions please just email me.

Saturday, December 27, 2008


Wow, it was 70 degrees today. Very warm for this time of the year. Oh, how I wish Spring was here lol. Well I didnt get any new cards created today. I did go to Hobby Lobby today with Allie and picked up a few items. Hoping for a creative Sunday before heading back to work for a few days. I hope you are having a wonderful Saturday evening.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Victoria Case Turtle Digital Stamp Birthday Boy Handmade Card

I hope everyone had a wonderful Merry Christmas. Isnt this little guy so cute? This adorable turtle is a digital stamp from Victoria Case. I had to recolor this image due to I have misplaced my first colored image. I added stickles to the cake. Paper is from DCWV. I colored the image with copic markers and added brown bow. Visit Victoria Case Art Designs to see more digital stamp images and her new upcoming stamps. I'm hoping for a creative weekend.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas

I just cant believe tomorrow is Christmas Eve! I am finishing up on my wrapping and last minute to do's. Are you ready?

I just wanted to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas and a big thank you for stopping in to view my designs these past few months. I'm excited about the New Year. I might possibly have some new designs posted this weekend. I'm currently working on new designs for Victoria Case Art Designs, you dont want to miss these! Here is a sneak peak. Photobucket

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Victoria Case ~ Cupcake Fairy ~ Handmade Card

Isn't this little fairy precious? This cute stamp is from Victoria Case. This stamp is called Cupcake Fairy. I think she too is so cute! I used copic markers and my Kohinoor colored pencils on this card. I used brown cardstock and some paper I found in my stash. I used the nestabilities dies again. I love these dies. I did glaze the entire image and added glitter on her wings and the cupcake. Then I decided to just sprinkle some glittler on the entire image. I added a little corner in which I also used a nestabilties die. I embossed then sanded the embellishment. A brown bow and prima flowers also added.

If you havent went over and checked out Victoria Case Art Designs you have to go and see her site and all of the cute stamps she has designed. You can visit Victoria's Art Designs Dont forget to also check out her blog. You can visit her blog On The Drawing Board

Have a great evening!

Victoria Case ~ Girls Rule ~ Handmade Card

Isnt she so cute? I just love this stamp from Victoria Case Art Designs. This card measures 5 1/2 x 5". I used purple cardstock and DCWV glittered paper from the Nana's paperstack. Nestabilities were used in creating the square and scallop. Glitter added to the edges of the image. I added a purple ribbon. One pink and one purple button also attached with white glittery fibers. Visit Victoria Case Art Designs

Friday, December 19, 2008

Inkadinkado Santa Christmas Handmade Tag

TGIF! I started with a white tag and just started adding and mixing Tim Holtz inks until I created this background. I like how the colors all turned out. I stamped and embossed using Inkadinkado stamp. Stamped snowflakes in white and light blue inks. I also added snowflakes using the Martha Stewart snowflake punch. I also added distressing inks to the snowflakes. Fibers added too.

I hope to post some items this weekend that I create. I also need to finish my Christmas shopping. Are you finished with your Christmas shopping? Being under the weather I just havent really felt like going out shopping and picking up the last few items that I need to get. Wish me luck lol.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Penny Black Snowman Winter Handmade Card

I created this Penny Black Snowman "Winter" Handmade card this evening for a coworker. This card measures 6 1/2 x 5". I used light blue and purple cardstocks. Snowman scarf is colored with copic markers and Martha Stewart glitter. The winter/snow cuttlebug embossing folder also used. Ribbon and a bow added. The snowflakes are created from Martha Stewart snowflake punch. I love this punch. I hoping you all are having a great evening. Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, December 15, 2008

AlliesCreativeDesigns is offering some wonderful Blog Candy!!

Who doesnt love blog candy? Allie over at Allies Creative Designs is offering some wonderful goodies and all you have to do is leave a comment. Check out her wonderful designs while you are there. Visit Allie's Blog Here!

My Buddies

Here is a picture I was able to take this weekend of my little fur buddies taking a little nap.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Another Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Sneak Peak ~ Elephant Love ~ Handmade Card

Isnt this so cute? Here is another design that I created for Simon Says Stamp. This exclusive stamp set is called Elephant Love. I used the same paper as the card before because I just love these colors with this stamp. The card measures 5 1/2 x 5". I colored the image with copic markers and make a couple of the peanuts 3D. I also stamped I love you a ton at the bottom. The peanuts and the saying is also included in this lovely stamp set from Simon Says Stamps. You can place your pre-order at Simon Says Stamp Store
I hope you are having a wonderful Sunday. Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Simon Says Stamp Elephant Cupcake Handmade Card

This evening I created this cute Elephant Cupcake Handmade Card. This stamp is from Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Stamp Sets. This set is one of the very new sets that Simon Says Stamp will be selling in their store. I just love this little elephant. So many possibilities. Please check back as I will be creating more cards with this cute set. I used copic markers to color the elephant and also added fruit punch stickles to the cupcake. I used nestabilities dies, scallop punch, and added brown buttons in which I added pink fibers. You can visit Simon Says Stamp Store" TFL!!

I Have Very Exciting News...

to share with all of you. I am so excited! When I first saw Victoria Case's Art Designs Rubber Stamps site I knew I had to order some of her stamps. These stamps are so cute! Victoria is an illustrator for 25 years and creates lovely designs and I have been accepted to join her Design Team. I am so excited and honored! Also on the design team is June from Juniejo Cards
and Wendy from Creations By Wendalyn and my lovely mom Allie from Allies Creative Designs
All three of these ladies are very talented! I am so excited to join them! I should receive my stamps approx. around the middle of next week and I cant wait to ink them up. I will definitely show you all what I create with Victoria's stamps. Please go visit Victoria Case Art Designs Rubber Stamps and her blog at On The Drawing Board to see her talented art work and sneak peeks.

I hope you are having a wonderful Saturday. Check back later tonight I hope to have a card up finally.

I also have to say that the pot roast recipe below turned out very good! I did add an extra can of mushroom soup only because we like lots of gravy. It does create its own gravy and I will definitely make this again.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Christmas Paper Bows

You will love making these Christmas Paper Bows. So cute and so easy! I created my bow from Basic Grey Figgy Pudding Paper. Thanks to Jessica over at SplitCoastStampers she shows you step by step instructions on how to create these beautiful bows.

These are perfect for adding to your presents, or any ocassion. You can also add some curly ribbons. All you need is 6"x12" double sided cardstock, glue, 4 brads, pop up glue dots, 1/16" circle punch, and your paper trimmer. You can view Jessica's Paper Bow Tutorial HERE!

Trying A New Crock Pot Recipe Today...

TGIF!!! I am trying a new crock pot pot roast recipe today. My family loves pot roasts. I took today off from work. I am still under the weather. The cough syrup I'm on sends me to bed. So I hoping to rest today and hopefully tomorrow I can get some cards made.

I thought I would try this recipe today since I had a roast on hand. I will let you all know how it turns out. I found this recipe on Mommy's Kitchen. All you need is your roast, onion soup mix, can of mushroom soup. My roast has been in the crockpot since this morning and cant wait for this evening to see how it all comes together. I will be having carrots and potoatoes as well. Excellent comfort food. Tina gives you step by step pictures of how to add the ingredients to your crockpot. View the recipe HERE for No Fail Beef Pot Roast!
You can also visit Mommy's Kitchen Blog HERE for more great recipes! I gotta try these Almost Almond Joy Bars. Dont they look good?

Have a great Friday!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Penny Black Elephant ~Miracle~

I think this stamp is just so cute. This stamp is from Penny Black Elephant Song. I used pink cardstocks, used nestabilities dies for the squares. Pink ribbon used for the bow. I also added the little miracle tag with extra pink ribbon. I really like how this turned out. I was going to add glitter but decided not to. The paper I used is from DCWV and I also used same paper to decorate the elephant. I did color the elephants face with colored pencils. Have a great evening!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Southern Plates Hot Chocolate Mix & Snowman Soup Kit

I just love hot chocolate. Dont you? I visit Southern Plates blog every day to see Kristi's new recipes. I havent tried this hot chocolate mix yet, but hope to very soon. This would make pefect little gifts. You can decorate the snowman as well with watercolored pencils or copic markers. She gives you step by step instructions on how to make this mix and kit. Go visit Southern Plate and see her cute helpers for this recipe as well.
You can view the recipe here on Southern Plate HERE!
Check out the Smore's kit as well. Perfect for children/school teachers.

Tim Holtz Day 7 Christmas Tag

This cold still has me down. I'm hoping to feel better tomorrow to be able to create a card tomorrow and have it posted tomorrow night. I hope you had a wonderful Monday!

I just had to show you all this tag from Tim Holtz. It is so cute. This is Day 7 of his Christmas Tags. Tim also shows you how to create the snow as well. You can check out Tim's step by step instructions on his blog.
Visit Tim's Blog Here!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Christmas Gift Card Holders

I have finally caught the nasty head cold bug and have been under the weather the last few days and havent been able to do much creating. I saw these cute gift card holders on Catt's Scratching Post today that she had found over on two peas in a bucket and knew I wanted to try to create one. The lovely gift card holder was designed by Kristina Werner. These are so fast and easy to create. Perfect for any ocassion and they do not require much paper/cardstock.
I created this one with light green metallic cardstock that is very thick with christmas paper that I had laying around. Very fun to create. You can also add flowers, embellishments, and ribbon. So many possibilities with these. I had alot of fun creating this one. I was amazed as how fast it was to create. To save time, I would print quite a few templates so that you have them ready to cut.

I hope this cold doesnt last long so I can get back to creating. Time for another hot tea hehehe.

You can visit the instructions here by visiting PDF Gift Card Holder INSRUCTIONS!

You can view Kristina Werner's Gift Card Holders HERE!

You can also see Catt's Gift Card Holders HERE!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Tim Holtz Twelve Days of Christmas Tags

I love this tag that Tim Holtz created. He is creating the twelve days of Christmas. You have to visit his blog and see. He gives step by step instructions on how he creates these gorgeous tags. Visit Tim's Blog Here!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Branch Leaf Wreath Handmade Card

I cant believe tomorrow is Thursday already! Woohoo the weekend is almost here. I have so many ideas/designs that I want to create, but never enough time. I created this card from using the Martha Stewart branch punch. It was alot of punching lol, totally worth it tho. So cute! So many possibilities with this punch. I added some red gemstones and red bow. Paper used is from DCWV with red and green cardstock. Have a great evening.

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