Friday, May 30, 2014

Graduation/Baby Card In The Box

I have been making a few cards here and there, but I keep forgetting to put them so I am playing catch up tonight.  Stampin UP new catalog is being released on Monday so I created a card in the box with one of the new stamp sets from the catalog.  The new catalog is going to make me go broke that's for sure, but that's nothing new.  The other card I created is a graduation card for one of my best friends that graduated from nursing school.  I am so proud of her!  This card was created using a circle punch, 1" square punch and some rectangles.  I love punch art.  I am hoping to make more punch art cards over the summer.  Those are the two cards that I have created recently and hopefully I can get back into my craft room this weekend to create some more.  Until next time, happy carding everyone.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Suspended Butterfly Easel Card

After having a migraine all week, I decided to take advantage of a migraine free day since I haven't had very many of them lately.  Since I saw this easel card on Carolyn Lindenmayer's website while searching Pinterest and I decided that I had to case this beautiful card.  I thought this would make a great sympathy card.  It is never easy making a sympathy card, but this card seemed to fit the bill quite nicely.  I found out earlier today that my old roommate lost her grandmother.  It is never easy losing a loved one, but it is nice to know that you have people thinking about you during this difficult time.

The card didn't turned out perfect by any means since there were no directions, but I think it came out pretty good since I only had a picture to go by.  Now that I know all of the steps that I need to go through, next time will be a lot easier and everything will line up better.  Overall though, the card turned out great and I know that my old roommate will love it.  Until next time, happy carding everyone.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Birthday Banners/Mother's Day Card

This past week I was busy making two birthday banners for a special little one year old.  I made the two manners using my Silhouette and a few Stampin UP supplies.  They turned out great.  I really enjoy making them and being in my craft room.  Besides creating the birthday banners, I made three mother's day cards as well.  It was a busy week in the craft room and I loved every minute of it.  I can say that I have master how to tie a bow now after tied so many for the banners. I hope the birthday boy enjoy his party yesterday.  Until next time, happy carding everyone.

Birthday Banner

1-11 Month Banner

Mother's Day Card

Friday, May 2, 2014


After several weeks not being in my craft room, it feels great to be able to create again.  My mom request a few cards since she has some birthday parties to attend this weekend.  When she asked for a Snoopy card, I was a little hesitate since I couldn't really find anything online, but the card turned out super cute.  I used square framelits, a few punches, and my Silhouette to create Snoopy and his dog house.  I also used my fringe scissors to create the grass.  When my fiance came home from work tonight, I was so excited to show him my card.  He thought it was super neat and was happy to see that I  hadn't forgotten how to make cards.  Until next time, happy carding everyone.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Thinking of You

After battling migraines for the past week, I decided to take advance of my migraine free day and make a card.  I also decided to try a new technique as well that my secret sister sent me painters tape to try.  The technique turned out pretty well.  It didn't turn out the first time since the inks were too dark and I stamped the image first.  After a few adjustments, it came out great the second time.  Once I was done creating the background with the painters tape, I stamped the moose and the "Thinking of You" sentiment.  Overall, I love how this card turned out and I can't wait to make more cards using this technique.  At first, I thought the tape was going to be too wide for what I wanted, but it turned out perfect.  Until next time, happy carding everyone.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Easter Eggs

Since April 10th is soon approaching, I decided that I better get my packages for my secret sister/pals completed so I can put them in the mail next week.  I don't have any Easter stamps and I saw this awesome tutorial on how to make an Easter egg card on Stampin' Connection so I decided to finally make them today.  The cards are adorable and I hope my secret sister/pals like them.  I even made an extra one so I can send one to a friend that I haven't seen in a while.  Until next time, happy carding everyone!

Original card was created by France Martin and YouTube video was created by Maria Russell.  

YouTube Video:

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Baby Chicks

Like all vacations, they have to come to an end sometime.  Today was my last day of Spring Break.  It will be nice to see the students tomorrow, but you always have that feeling that you could have used one more day to get a few more things done.  For the most part, I got about 90% of my to do list done, but there is always going to be something that didn't get finished.  My main goal was just to relax and spend some time in the craft room which I did.  Today, I spent some time in the craft room creating a few Easter things for my Secret Sister.  The card front and the baby chick candy holder turned out super cute.  Since I don't have any Easter stamps I have to get a bit creative with what I make this month for my Secret Sister and my two Secret Pals.  Good thing I have Pinterest to help me out or I don't know what I would do.  Until next time, happy carding everyone.