Saturday, December 29, 2007

The Changeling

If you get the title reference, Comment so I can laugh with you!!!! This card gave me trouble for two whole days. I think its finally starting to grow on me though. My sister comes back from Florida on the first and I wanted to make a card to give her with her Starbucks(yes she's addicted now too!!!) She isn't girly like me, so I wanted to make her a distressed card. I think tomorrow(well today since its 3 am) I'm gonna try and make a diff one with basic grey and see if I like it better??? Who knows?? Maybe I'm being crazy it is 3 am after all and I have been staring at this piece of paper for a really really long time.....I could ramble more but I will stop lol!!! OK, the base is a 8"x9 1/2" folded piece of Bazzil textured cardstock. It started its life white!! I sponged it with Tim Holtz Scattered Straw, Vintage Photo, and Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink. I then ripped the DP(Tim Holtz too I think???) and inked the edges with the Vintage Photo. I also used the vintage photo on the twill. Then I inked the small flower from SU! Time Well Spent onto the twill. The little clip thing was kinda bright for my plan so I alcohol inked it to make it darker. The large flower was stamped in Versamark and then embossed with Tim Holtz EP in frayed burlap. I colored the image in with the above mentioned colors and then added ultra thick EP too it. The stickers were just in my stash, I think they came with some scrapbooking page kit or something. Ok so now that you know how it turned out look at this. I started out trying to do this sketch. How did I get this card outta that sketch. I did have some inspiration from BadSherry though!!!Check out her blog, she had some cool tips for the Tim Holtz products!!I have NO idea. Like I said its a Changeling!! BTW that messy table was only clean for 5 min after I spent 3 hours cleaning my studio. GO FIGURE.

Friday, December 28, 2007

I have been tagged....TWICE

I know I'm behind as always!!! OK random facts right????
1. I was in band in school. In HS I played the Contra Bass Clarinet. It was 5 ft long almost as tall as me and I got to sit in a tall chair, It made me special. My teacher chose me to play it cus I'm long winded. Go figure
2. Crafting has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. "Grandma lets make something" I loved my beadazzler she got me when i was younger!!
3. This is hard????? OK, I admit it. I play video games all the time. I love them. At our wedding reception DH's friend gave a toast saying that's why we got married!!
4. I have 3 tattoos. One of them can only be seen under a black light. Nifty huh?
5. If you knew me irl you would know that im a girly girl, but when i was 13 I got my hunters education lic. and I can actually shoot!!
6. I never dated in HS
7. I have lost almost 75 lbs since 2001!!!
8. I absolutely hate cleaning with a passion. I would rather do anything else!!!
9. My grandpa gave me a love of 50's music. I still love it. Teresa Brewer's sweet old fashioned girl is my fave. Patsy Cline is a close second.
10.FINALLY....OK I gotta think of a good one to conclude this mess......I love to read. My grandma gave me that love....the cool thing was in 6Th grade my teacher had this thing where for every 5 books you read you got to have ice cream with her at recess. most of the kids in my class had about 10. I had about 60. I'm elementary I read a book or more day. At this point in life I couldnt tell you how many books I have read. I kinda wish I kept track though!! My grandmas prob read a million!!!
I dont know who I'm gonna tag yet so beware!!!

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Grandpa's frame

This is an altered frame that I made my grandpa for Christmas. I started with an unfinished wood frame that I got at HL, I sanded it a little bit, and sponged on Tim holtz distress inkz in vintage photo. I rubbed some of the ink off in spot to make it look really distressed. The metal plate is from Monday's Metal. It was a light cream color so I inked it with vintage photo too. I added the brown letters from Remarks, and sprayed it with matte sealer too keep it all on! The ribbon was just in a jar so who knows where it came from.....This picture was taken last Christmas while I was showing him the scrapbook I had made him. My grandpas the best!!!!! I hope everyone is recovering nicely from the Christmas mayhem! I did a little post Christmas shopping today. I got some great deals!! I'm off to finish cleaning my studio. If i can keep it clean longer then 5 min Ill put some pictures up!!!!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007


Sorry to all of you whose links didnt work through my blog. I just went through and fixed them all, I dont know what happened???


Here are the other 5 Christmas card pics!!! I believe that I got the ribbon slides at hobby lobby. The last photo says JCB Christmas, which stands for johnny cash boys. This would be my husband's "Club". I hope that everyone had a very merry Christmas.Jeff and I went to a wonderful brunch at a local resort with our friend and his twin boys. It was beyond amazing(mostly cus i didn't have to cook and do dishes!!) I'm gonna play with my new nestabilities tomorrow and I'm sure I'll post a couple of cards then. Have a wonderful night!!!

Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas Eve!!!!!!!!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season. Here are half of the Christmas cards I made the other day, I'll post the other half tomorrow!!! They are all pretty similar and use American Crafts "the goods" Christmas paper. hope you like them. They are really simple and quick. I don't like to mass produce one card so I tried to make them all different in their own way!!! As always if you have any specific questions don't hesitate to ask.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Amanda's Christmas present!!!

I have been crazy busy!!!!!!!! I have been in my little elf workshop cranking out Christmas gifts left and right. I'll be posting more later on as the people actually receive them!! I made 15 Christmas cards on Thurs, I will be posting them this week as well!!! Here's Amanda next to her Christmas presents. I made a card board book thingy.I also gave her a Starbucks gift card(I got her addicted too:), a card and a coluzzle circle stencil.

I thinkthe pic is pretty self explanatory. I used SU! wintergreen DP. This is what I made to hold the coluzzle, and the picture of the bag.

Now on to the book. I used a ton of different products that I had in my stash to complete this. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too many to list. So, if you have any questions about a particular thing, just email me or leave a comment and I will be happy to answer it to the best of my ability!!!!!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

WINNER!!!!!!!!!!!!!! picked......................Linda SS said...
I love to dry emboss and love the looks of it too. But now that I'm learning how to use my Prismacolors with gamsol, this might soon become the new favorite.
December 15, 2007 1:11 AM
CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!! You won my first blog candy.......Just email me your address and it will be on its way! Thanks to everyone who played........your all a winner in my book. I actually made some stuff today so ill be posting that later!!!!!

Friday, December 14, 2007


I just Joined a group called the Sisterhood of the blogging stampers. The other members in my group are posted on the right side, so check out their blogs!!! Just for them here's a little about me....I'm 24. I'm a stay at home wife to my wonderful husband Jeff!!! We have been married since Aug. 21st. My little sister Cheyenne lives with us. She just turned 18!!! I have been crafting since i was little(thanks grandma) I have been scrapbooking for about 3 years and stamping for one. I enjoy anything craft realated! I am an SU demo here in Plano TX (right next to Dallas). My bff Amanda got me into SU and card making and pressured me into the I'm grateful for all three!!!! I guess that's pretty much it, I hope you guys enjoy my blog!!!!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

1000 hits!!!!!!!!!!!

The time has come for me

to reward YOU!!!! This blog has been so much fun to make......Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my work, and leaving such wonderful comments! I would like to celebrate my 1K mile stone with you guys by offering FIVE of the new studio G stamp sets. They are so cute and make a perfect little(these are mini stamps sets) embellishment for any project. All you have to do to win is make a comment to this post telling me what your fav new technique is!!!!! Good luck guys. I will randomly pick a winner DEC 20Th! Have a great day.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Tin Snowman

I finally finished something!!! I will be posting the blog candy tomorrow!!!!!! I'm still in the middle of a ton of projects so I'm not gonna post too much about the card just the info!!
Cardstock:bashful blue WW, tin---buy it here(She rocks as does the tin....super cheap and fast shipping!!!)
Stamps:Penny Black
Other: cuttlebug folder, liquid applique, ribbon from wal mart, Crop-a-dile(that's how I embossed the dots), prismacolor pencils and gamosal, silver stickles.
I hope you enjoy. I'm gonna try and finish one more thing to post tonight!!!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Almost to 1000

Well I don't have anything 100% done to post tonight....I'm in the middle of a million Christmas projects!!!! I just noticed that I have over 900 views. To me that's a whole lot........Thanks so much to everyone that views and comments. I super really appreciate it. I love reading the comments I get!!!!When that number gets closer to 1000 I will post my first blog candy!!!!! I cant wait....I have some stuff set aside for it already, but i need some more(any excuse to shop is good for me!!!) Have a wonderful night guys. I will try and post my to do board tomorrow, fingers crossed!!!!I think this post needs more exclamation points lol!

Friday, December 7, 2007

Ornamnets Galore!!!

I so wish you guys could see these for real. They didn't photograph very well. If you haven't figured it out its a snow globe, That actually works!!!! I used the tutorial here. The only thing I did different is, My globe 4" and I used a baked beans can lol.

Paper:K & Company. Its super sparkly irl!
Ribbon: HL(the dollar kind)
Other:The plastic words and snow flakes are also from HL, They are buttons that I cut the back off!
Stamp: Stampendous
Ink: Stazon and Sharpe
Number 2!!!!!! This was supper simple. I cut the Heidi Grace paper into 5/8" x 12" stripes, Then I held one end with the tweezers(i have the making memory ones and they rock!) and rolled the paper around into a coil. I put them all in the ornament, Slapped some dollar ribbon and a snowflake on and there you have it!!!!!!!!!

Number Three is the "Pink Diva" ornament. I started with a piece of tacky tape around the middle. I rolled that into light pink glitter(which doesn't show up very well in the pic). Then i dotted liquid pearls along the top and bottom of the line. I added some organdy ribbon, and used some bling on top of that! Inside it has Buffalo Snow and some of these puff ball things I found at HL. I loved the way this one turned out.

The last one for today was done with Ranger Alcohol Inks. I used Oregano and Silver(the gold is my over head light i think?) along with the blending solution. This is a 4" ornament and I think its cute!!!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Paper tree

Hey guys. I found my mojo big time today. I have had my super crafter cape on all morning!!!!!!! This is the first christmas thing I made today. You can find the tutorial here. I followed the directions all the way. I used a paper line from my LSS. The ribbon was from Micheal's and the snowflake I got from a scavenger hunt. I think it was cut out and pieced together from the Cuttlebug. I painted the dowel and pot with MM Brown paint, and I used that fake snow stuff on the bottom. Hope you enjoyed looking!!! This was actually really quick to make. Prob took me about an hour? maybe less. Check back tomorrow, I'm gonna post the ornaments I'm making!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Mellow and cherished!

Hey guys sorry its been a while! I decided to make this card for my DH to let him know how much I cherish him! He is the most wonderful and giving man ever and he has provided me with a wonderful life! The card base is a 6x8( making it a 6x4 card) piece of Rust colored cs I had laying around. On top of that is a piece of brown followed by a piece of Basic Grey's Mellow line.

I added a random scrap of ribbon and allegedly used my mat pack to place the brads don't know why they look sideways????? I cut 2 circles out on my Cricut and used my corner rounder to make the scalloped edge along the big one. All of the paper was inked with Stazon Timber brown. I finished it off by adding the stamp from SU's warm words set! Hope you guys enjoy it as much as he did!!!