Friday, July 31, 2009

Lets Makeup

Hello there,

So I am currently far away from my crafting zone but I do have a little something to share with you. Sorry to make this a short and sweet message but this post was scheduled for today but I am writing it on the Wednesday the 29th. After I write this I am going to start packing my things and heading over to my boyfriends house so that we can leave early tomorrow (Thursday) morning for Pismo. I am super excited, I dont think I will be doing any sleeping tonight with such excitement for tomorrow. It will be my first time riding on the dunes and I just can't wait. When I get back I hope to post some pictures. I have a feeling there won't be to many pics because I'm going with a group of 19 other friends who probably won't like my constant picture snapping and I need both hands on my quad to ride so I will have no free hand for picture taking or a place to store my camera while riding. So enough about my trip I will be back soon with pics, the rest of my wedding invitation samples and maybe I will have some creations to share once I'm back and in the same city as my crafting zone.

Until then have a great day and Enjoy!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Card Size: 5.25 x 5.25
Stamps: MFT Put on the Glitz Girl
Ink: Pitch Black (Adirondack), Copic Markers
Paper: S.E.I Mimosa Paper Slab
Accessories: Ribbon, pearls, pearl brads, Martha Stewart Lace Doily Border Punch

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Wedding Invitation #7

Here is another invitation in the long skinny style. This one I like better than the previous one, for some reason I like the knotted look on this invitation, it gives it character and dresses it up. Again this was one that didn't get the pretty paper. I got to a point were I couldn't see invitations anymore, I had made a few really pretty one's and I figured that I needed to throw in some traditional and plain ones in case that was the brides idea for her invitation, but I'm so glad that it wasn't her choice. Her choice will be the last invitation I show, it's also my favorite from all the ones I made.

So here it is. Stay tuned for more!

Card Size: 9 x 3 3/4
Paper: The Paper Company Metallic Cardstock Blue Bell & Pearl
Accessories: Wrights Casa Collection 1 1/2 DS Sparkle Satin Cornflower Blue Ribbon

Thanks for taking a look, come back soon and have a great day!!!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Wedding Invitation #6

Finally some more Wedding Invitations to share with you all. I finally got a chance to take the rest of the picture to be able to share with you all. So like I have said I made a wide variety of invitations, different sizes and styles, so this invitation is a longer skinnier invitation. Real simple and traditional. Not one of my favorites but I had to make a variety in case the Bride liked it. A few of these I did as a last resort to having more of a variety and therefore the white paper is just plain white paper because the printer that I was using was not an Inkjet and it just wouldn't print on my paper, but if it were to be 'the invitation' then it would get the pretty paper.

So here it is. Enjoy!!!

Card Size: 9 x 3 3/4
Paper: The Paper Company Metallic Cardstock Blue Bell & Pearl
Accessories: Wrights Casa Collection 5/8 Sheer Satin Edge White Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by have a great day!!!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Featured on Stampendous

I wanted to share my excitement with all of you. I recieved an email on July 17th from Martha Smallwood at Stampendous stamps, asking me if they could feature my Changito card on their new blog. It was a card that I had done back in March before Spring Break.

Of course I said yes, that was after I had jumped up and down and did a little dance.

Well today is the day it went live for all who visit to see. I love all things Stampendous and this is such an honor for me. I'm walking on the clouds. If you look up you might even see me. LOL

Thanks for stopping by and joining me in my celebration. Don't forget to go over to Stampendous blog and check out my card as well as other Featured Stampers.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Early Birthday Celebration

Hi Everyone,

So I mentioned that today was my birthday and that I had quite a few plans for this week. So yesterday my boyfriend and I headed down to Petaluma to enjoy the scenery and purchase some oysters to BBQ for my birthday dinner. I had a blast, it was so pretty down there and the weather was just perfect!!! We purchase the oysters in Tamales Bay and headed down to the Tamales Bay State Park to find a picnic area with a BBQ to have some lunch. It was just perfect!! Then I wanted to see the Lighthouse down there but by the time we go there it was closed and we could have walked to it but from the Park were it was some 80 degrees, the temperature to the Lighthouse dropped to a cold and misty 57 degrees, everyone there was getting out of their cars with winter jackets and pants while I was sporting my cute lil summer cloths, so we decided it would be our first destination on our next trip to Petaluma and we headed home to BBQ at home with the family. I couldn't have asked for a better day!!! So here are some pics from our day.

Entrance to the State Park

Old Point Reyes ship in Tamales Bay

Me, the Birthday Girl, striking a pose, lol

My Boyfriend, Danny, and I (lol how I love my handy-dandy tripod, it's so great for these occasions)

I had an absolute blast, and my celebration is only getting started becuase on Thursday morning some 14-17 of us are leaving for pismo to go relax and go ride quads on the sand dunes. I'm super excited for that because it will be my first time riding on the dunes and it'll be my first time sporting my new quad and helmet that my boyfriend got me for my Birthday, I really didn't expect or ever dream of such a big gift but I'm super excited about it, you have no idea!!! I'll being posting some picture of my weekend later next week.

Enjoy everyone, and as always thanks for stopping by. Have a great rest of the week and wish me luck out in pismo on the sand dunes

Featured as a CAS fav on Splitcoast

I was featured on Clean and Simple Favorites for Week Ending July 26, 2009 , how exciting is that!!! If you scroll down on the above link I'm mentioned in the 18th comment by Miss Boo as one of her "CAS favs." Miss Boo happens to be the Coordinator for SplitcoastStampers' CAS Challenge Design Team Summer 2009, so how great is it that that she mentioned me as one of her CAS favs. What a pleasure that is, I feel so honored. She featured this card from my Splitcoast Gallery, I had no idea it was a featured CAS until k dunbrook left me a comment telling me. I'm so excited!!!

I have no card for you all today, I'm just relaxin since today is my Birthday and I'm a few mile from my crafting supplies, but I will be sharing some photos of my celebration.

Thanks for stopping by have a great day!!!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Wedding Invitation #5

Hey there,

Happy Sunday!!! I hope you are all enjoying the start to your day. I know I have a lot planned for today. Tomorrow is my 22nd Birthday so my boyfriend and I are going to go to church with my parents today at 8:30 and then we are going to drive down to Petaluma for the day and hang out and then grab a few bags of fresh oyster and bring them home for a bbq dinner, DELICIOUS!!!! Can't wait!!!

So here is Invitation #5. I really like this layout for some reason, I love the extra layer on top of the invitation. The only problem with this invitation set is that it is a bit bulky and heavy so when it comes to having to mail a few invitations it's going to get a bit pricey, but its still a gorgeous invitation, very sweet and simple.


Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your Sunday before the work week starts again!!!

Card Size: 5 x 7
Paper: The Paper Company Metallic Cardstock Blue Bell & Pearl
Accessories: Sheer Ribbon

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Wedding Invitation #4

Hey there,

Here is Invitation #4, not quite my favorite but I needed a variety to show the bride. This layout also came from an invitation website, probably the same website as invitation #3, but I have no idea what website. I think if I were to do this invitation again I would put a layer of white between the velum and the bluebell cardstock, I think it would help make it look a little better. Just an idea.

So here it is. Enjoy!!!

Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend!!!

Card Size: 5 1/2 x 5 1/2
Stamps: Impression Obsession Hydrangea Sprig,
Ink: VersaMark Water mark stamp pad, Pitch Black (Adirondack)
Paper: The Paper Company Metallic Cardstock Blue Bell, Velum
Accessories: Judi Kins Pastel Embossing Powder, Sheer Ribbon

Friday, July 24, 2009

Wedding Invitations #3

Hi there,

I hope you are all enjoying the start to your Friday. Here is Wedding invitation #3. I decided to change up the layout a bit and go with a 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 invitation size and I also decided to do something with Velum to give the bride some more options to choose from. For a lot of these invitations I went to invitation websites and got the ideas for the templates from them and this card happens to be one that the original idea came off a website but I can't remember which website, you'll have to forgive me for that, there were soooo many websites that I looked at for ideas!! A lot!!!

So here it is Wedding Invitation #3. Enjoy!!!

Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend!!!

Card Size:5 1/2 x 5 1/2
Paper: The Paper Company Metallic Cardstock Blue Bell & Pearl, Vellum
Accessories: Sheer Ribbon

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Wedding Invitation #2

Hey everyone,

I hope you are all having a wonderful day. Today I am going to share #2 of the 11 wedding invitations I made.

For this card I went along with the same layout as the first card. Super Simple and traditional. But for this card I decided to use colors on the hydrangea. I pulled out my Cat Eyes and inked the stamp in blue and then inked up just the centers of the hydrangeas with purple and added some green to the stem to get the pretty colors of a real hydrangea.

So here it is, take a look. Enjoy!!!

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!!!

Card Size: 5 x 7
Stamps: Impression Obsession Hydrangea Sprig
Ink: Color Box Cat Eyes
Paper: The Paper Company Metallic Cardstock Blue Bell & Pearl

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Wedding Invitation #1

Hey everyone,

So I promised you all I would share the many wedding invitations that I made. I made some 11 different wedding invitations and a little milk carton favor, which could use a little bit of help. So here is the deal, since I'm on summer vacation and this coming week is my birthday and I'll be heading out to Pismo mid next week with my boyfriend, his brother and sister-in-law and some 8 other friends to hit the dunes and ride quads, which I am super excited about because I've never ridden on the dunes. I can't wait!!! So while I'm enjoying my vacation, I will slowly try to share my wedding invitations and a few other random things.

So here are some random details about these invitations and the wedding. The bride's color for the wedding is indigo which is a very dark purplish blue color like this dress to the left, which isn't easy to find in paper or ribbon.

She also wants the flowers at the wedding to be hydrangeas and she wants them to be as close in color to this hydrangea here.
So when it came to choosing paper colors I had a choice between three colors that were no where close to the color she wanted. There was a purple that had a burgundy tent and then there was a very dark navy blue color and then there was this Bluebell color that I thought was a good choice because it is kind of a hydrangea color, and the bride agreed. So my next step was to look around for matching ribbon which was another complicated task and I managed to find some matching ribbon at a Joanns Super Store in their wedding ribbon section. I also used a Hydrangea stamp by Impression Obsession since the flowers at the wedding are going to be hydrangea and I figured it would be a nice decoration on the invitations.

I first started with the super simple invitations and moved my way up to the more time consuming invitations and the ones that in my opinion are the prettier ones. I had no idea what the bride had in mind so I made a little bit of everything and when I presented them to here I told her that if there was something she liked on one card but she didn't like it we could put it on the card that she liked and vice versa. There are so many options and things that can be changed up and added.

From the 11 she choose one, one of the prettier ones, which I'm very glad about, I'm not a big fan of the super simple and the usual, I like the unique and pretty ones. Although it's going to take a lot of time for me to put them together I wont mind, they will be absolutely gorgeous when they are all done!! I will share the one that she choose last so you may have to wait for it because I still have to take 4 more pictures and a picture of the favor, so with everything that I have planned for next week Im not sure when I will be able to take those last pics and post them. I'll try my best to get them up in a timely fashion.

So enough with the blabing, here is the first invitation. I've blurred information out for privacy reasons, but the idea behind the invitation is still visible. Enjoy!!

Recipe:Card Size: 5 x 7
Stamps: Impression Obsession Hydrangea Sprig
Ink: VersaMark Water mark stamp pad
Paper: The Paper Company Metallic Cardstock Blue Bell & Pearl
Accessories: Judi Kins Pastel Embossing Powder, Sheer Ribbon

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Happy Anniversary

Hey everyone,

Two years ago today my sister married the love of her life and today she will recieve this hand made card in the mail.

I had to go with purples becaues it was her wedding color and it is her favorite color. I used High Hopes Just Married stamp and I just the Just Married sign into Happy Anniversary to work for the occasion. So here it is her Anniversary Card.

Happy Anniversary Melanie and Kevin!!!! I hope there are many more anniversarys to come!! Enjoy!!!

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!!!

Card Size: 5.25 x 5.25
Stamps: High Hopes Just Married, Happy Anniversary sentiment
Ink: Pitch Black (Adirondack), Copic Markers
Paper: Purlple Cardstock
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestibilities, Gross Grain Ribbon

Saturday, July 18, 2009


Hey everyone,

I hope you are all enjoying your Saturday. I just got back from an employee picnic that was pretty fun. We had some good bbq and played horse shoes and the summer heat made us decide to come home. It's scorching out there!!! So now I'm in the air conditioned house sitting under a fan, typeing. I hope you are all staying cool. Tomorrow I will for sure be hitting the pool, it't to hot to do anything else.

So here is a quick and simple card. Enjoy!!!

Recipe:Card Size: 4 x 5 1/2
Stamps: SU Congrats
Ink: Pitch Black (Adirondack)
Paper: S.E.I Mimosa Paper Slab, Kraft, White, Black Cardstock
Accessories: brads, Martha Stewart Arch Lattice Edge Punch, Ek Success Rock Fern Medium Punch, gross grain ribbon

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Catch Some Rays Girl

Hey everyone,

Just wanted to wish you all a Happy Wednesday and I hope you are all staying cool, cause the weather around here is pretty hot, and I sure wish I was the girl in my card "catchn some rays" but instead I'm in my air conditioned home having a Harry Potter Marathon so that I can go watch the latest Harry Potter release which just came out today. I am so EXCITED!!!!!!

So here it is, stay cool and Enjoy!!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!!

Card Size: 5 x 6 1/2
Stamps: MFT Catch Some Rays Girl
Ink: Pitch Black (Adirondack), Copic Markers
Paper: S.E.I Mimosa Paper Slab
Accessories: Ribbon, Button, Cuttlebug, Swiss Dots Embossing folder

Monday, July 13, 2009

Wedding Thank you Cards

So I mentioned a while back that I was working on some wedding cards and the bride has chosen the card that she wants, so now I need to work on the different details of just the card style.

Today I will share with you a simple wedding thank you card that I made to match the cards, I made it just to make it, in my opinion the best wedding thank you cards are the one with the pictures from the wedding, those are my fav, so this is a just because thank you card.

So here it is, I made the card, I took the picture and then I wanted to play with a technique that I have never tried. After embossing the hydrangea I decided to sponge in the colors and add some pearls. These pictures don't do the card much justice, it looks so much better in person, but let me know what you think. Enjoy!!!!

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!!

Card Size: 4 x 5 1/2
Stamps: Impression Obsession Hydrangea Sprig, SU Fresh Cut Thank you
Ink: VersaMark Water mark stamp pad, Pitch Black (Adirondack)
Paper: The Paper Company Metallic Cardstock Blue Bell & Pearl
Accessories: Judi Kins Pastel Embossing Powder

Saturday, July 11, 2009


A little something I have been working on, along side the many sample wedding invites I've been making, the main reason I haven't been creating for fun.

Check it out! I'll be able to use a little rejuvenation time after the bride chooses her invites and we get them done, didn't quite think it was going to be this much of a challenge, but I'm up for it!!

I was able to sneek in a few fun cards, in between the invites and I hope to beable to share with you the invites that I am working with, I may have to do some blurrying out, we will see.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!!!

Card Size: 4 x 5 1/2
Stamps: There She Goes Rejuvenate
Ink: Pitch Black (Adirondack), Copic Markers
Paper: S.E.I Mimosa Paper Slab
Accessories: brads, paper piercer

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Buttons and Bows

This week The Next Level has a THEME for your CHALLENGE OF THE WEEK


That is it - you can be as creative as you like, make anything you like, but it must have BUTTONS AND BOWS on it - the more the merrier!!!!!!!!!!!!

So here is what I came up with, decided to go very simple and make my paper the main image. Thanks for stopping by, Enjoy!!!

Card Size: 4 x 5 1/2
Stamps: Su Fresh Cut Sentiment
Ink: Pitch Black (Adirondack),
Paper: Rhonna Farrer paper Pad, Summer Ete
Accessories: Gross Grain Ribbon, Button, Embroidery Floss, Martha Stewart Arch Lattice Edge Punch

To play along:

Please post your challenge entries in the Comments section below of this post and if possible please try to do a direct link to the card on your blog page - support on how to do this is in the Hints and Tips section of Issue 5.

Closing date for entries to be in for the prize draw is Sunday 12th July - 9pm UK time, but of course you can keep your entries coming in after that time to share with everyone if you wish to. Enjoy!!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Lollipop - FTL49

Here's the sketch for this week, FTL49.
Very cute and simple!!

I've had this lollipop for a while now, I picked it up at Michael's but never got the chance to use it so I decided to make a clean&simple card with it.

Check it out! Enjoy!!

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!!!

Card Size:
5 1/2 x 4
Paper: Michael's Paper Slab
Stamps: Studio G Clear Stamps
Ink: Versafine Onyx black, Copic Markers
Accessories: Gross Grain Ribbon

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Happy Birthday

Today I'm playing in my first Jacksonbelle Embellishment Blog sketch challenge. I also CASED the card "Celebrate!" that Dawn from Treasure Oiler Designz made for this challenge.

I hope you will play along too! This week if you play along with them, you will have a chance to win some fabulous goodies from Jacksonbelle embellishments!

So here is my card,I had it all done with no Liquid Appliqué and glitter, it looked good then I decided to add it and I think I went a little over with the glitter, oh well, next time. Enjoy!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Card Size: 5 1/2 x 4
Paper: Blue Raspberry Stripes by fresh print
Stamps: Birthday Set by Savvy stamps
Ink: Pitch Black (Adirondak), ColorBox Classic Pigment Cat's Eyes Moss Green
Accessories: Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, Rhinestones, Gross Grain Ribbon, Liquid Appliqué, Stampendous Sea Green Jewel Glitter, Stampendous Lavender Crystalescent Glitter

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July!!!

Happy Independence day!!! I hope everyone is enjoying their day. I have no card today, as I have been lounging around the house, after cleaning it, but never the less lounging. So I just wanted to wish you all a happy day as I am off to watch fireworks and other 4th activities.

Friday, July 3, 2009

SBSC68 Dairy Remodel

Here is another sketch from Splitcoast, but this sketch, I beleive, was originally Pencil Lines Sketch #4 but either way it was another sketch that I gave a try. I thought it was another perfect one because all the pictures were going in the same direction. I just flipped the sketch over to work with my pictures and I gave it a try. Check it out. Enjoy!!

I had an extra picture for this page so I took up the journaling space to place the extra pic and I will probably use the other pages journaling section to journal about both pages. The little word window punches have the date that the photos were taken hand written on them.

A little Tip: Lol and if you are wondering how I managed to get such a big cirle, I didn't use any templete or anything, I went into my kitchen and grabbed the biggest circular bowl I had and I traced it on the back of my DP and cut it out by hand, no need for purchasing extra objects just use the ones you have around the house lol

I was supposed to make the sketches opposite of each other but by the time I had noticed what I had done, it was to late, so both sketches are the same, not one for the right page and one for the left like I have been making all the other pages. Oh well.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed and for those of us in the USA, have a great 4th of July!!!

Paper: ©amscan Inc. DP, K&Company, LLC 12x12 Denim Flat Paper, K&Copany, LLC 12x12 Cowby Red Gingham Flat Paper, White cardstock
Accessories: SU Word Window Punch, Black and White checkered ribbon, K&Company Rough & Tumble Metal Art-Hardware Brads, Provo Craft Repositionable Alphabiggies Slim Alphabet Sticky Die Cut Log, Staple

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

SBSC129 Baby Calves

So this time I went through the Splitcoast stampers sketches in search for a layout and this was what I found. I liked the layout because all the pictures were horizontal and as I stated before about my scrapbook, almost all of my pictures or horizontal so it makes it hard to fit them together.

I only used the left side of the sketch because it worked best with the amount of pictures that I had for these two pages. So here is what I came up with for this sketch.

The pictures on these two pages are of the baby calf facilities, which were moved from one area to another and updated a bit. The tabs on the side of the pictures have the dates that the pictures were taken. I wrote the dates in black ink but I need to go over it with white ink to make it more visible. I love how the pictures came out with the sketch and I especailly like the picture on lighter paper, I think they just look better in general on lighter paper.

Thanks for stopping by.

Paper: ©amscan Inc. DP, K&Company, LLC 12x12 Denim Flat Paper, Bazzill Basics Paper Burning Ember Cardstock, The Paper Company Navy Blue Cardstock, White cardstock
Accessories: Provo Craft Cuttlebug, Nestibilities, SU Round Tab Punch, Black and White checkered ribbon, Provo Craft Repositionable Alphabiggies Slim Alphabet Sticky Die Cut Log