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.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Tag Topper Card & Hershey Eggs

Today, I was busy in my craft room before I went to see my handsome little nephew.  First, I made two Hershey Eggs.  The eggs I created by looking at a tutorial for a tea cup and the picture of the eggs.  They turned out exactly like the picture and I didn't have to buy the tutorial which made it even better.  I will be sending one to each of my Secret Pals for Easter.  Once those were finished, I created my mom's birthday's card.  Her card was created using the scalloped tag topper punch from Stampin UP.  I love how this card has to be untied to be opened.  I hope my mom enjoy opening her birthday card this year and reading the message inside.  Until next time, happy carding everyone.

Hershey Eggs

Tag Topper Card

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

10 Cards

Today, I went to a Stampin UP event that my Upline was hosting.  We made 10 cards and of course had tons of fun.  Her events are always fun though.  I got lots of great ideas and I can't wait to get my craft room cleaned up tomorrow and make a few cards before my spring break comes to an end.  Of course, I had to come home and order a few items that I didn't have, but likely I had $50 worth of free product to spend so that covered what I still needed to buy.  I love all of the cards that I made, but the first picture is my all time favorite card.  I have a few ideas for that card and I can't wait to make them.  Until next time, happy carding everyone.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Happy Birthday Trevor!

My brother in law's birthday is on Wednesday so I decided to make him a card in a box.  I was going to try and get 32 candles to fit in this box, but I decided that it was going to be impossible. He will just get to feel a bit younger with only 9 instead of 32 candles.  Hopefully, he will enjoy his card and the lovely message on the back.  Until next time, happy carding everyone.

"You can never have too much happy"

Last Tuesday, my friend and I went to a My Paper Pumpkin night.  Before we started working on our Paper Pumpkin's, we made this lively card.  I love how it turned.  We used a few stamps from past Paper Pumpkin's along with the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.  Also, we used the new fringe scissors from the Occasions catalog.  Just when I think I have ordered everything from that catalog I wanted, I find one more thing I want.  But I love that I see how it is used on cards before I buy it so it doesn't just lay around without being used.  This card could be made using several different colors and could be used for different occasions.  Until next time, happy carding everyone.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Technique “Recipe” Cards

For the past two weekends, I have been working on three technique "recipe" cards for a Stampin UP swap and I finally finished.  They were a lot of fun to make and I learned two new techniques along to way.  I can't wait to get the others at the beginning of April.  It is always learning new techniques and now when I hold a workshop or class, I will be able to show of this wonderful technique booklet.  Even though my life is super busy right now, it is nice finding time to get into the craft room and get involved a little more with Stampin UP.  Hopefully, this week I will get into my craft room a little more then last week, but we will see how much time allows for that.  Until next time, happy carding everyone.

Starburst Technique

Rock & Rock Technique

Faxu Tile Technique

Monday, March 10, 2014

Flower Lattice

After being away for almost a month, I am back.  At this time, I don't know if I will be making a card everyday or not.  It has been quite busy around here and I think we getting my migraines under control.  I am going to try and make 3 to 4 cards a week and see how that goes.

Tonight's cards was cased from Brianna Thompson.  When I stay her lovely lattice card, I fell in love and just had to create it myself.  It turned out pretty neat.  It can be used for any occasion since I didn't put a sentiment on the card.  The link on how to make the lattice is at the bottom of my blog.  It does feel pretty good to be back in my craft room creating again though.  Until next time, happy carding everyone.