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I am a SAHM mother of three...only one left home though. Paper crafting is my passion...I love creating things and saving memories. I also enjoy reading, baking, spending time with my friends and family, and walking my two furry children. My goal on my blog is to share something a little crafty, something yummy, and something fun every week. Thank you for visiting & comments are appreciated :)

Friday, August 29, 2014

Creepy Halloween Card

This is another swap card I made. We could use any theme but we had to do a Fun Folded Frame.  Since I have been trying to use things I have on hand I thought some of my twinchie swaps might be useful for this card.  And I was right...these fun sparkly spider twinchies were the inspiration for this card.

Here's the Details:
Sentiment - Stampin' Up Web Wishes
Papers - all from my scrap basket
Extras - black memento ink, black Recollections rhinestones, embroider floss: orange, green, purple, and spider ribbon.

Since I had two spider twinchies I decorated the inside too.  Fun!

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Blog Candy

Go check it out....great blog, great blog candy!  
Paper, flowers, and ribbons.

Thinking of You Criss- Cross Card

Here is a different take on a Criss-Cross Card...

Instead of attaching the flaps and making a tag, I left the tags loose and added a ribbon to hold closed.  

Here are the details:
Image - Coffee Denny by Karber Digital Images; colored with Prismacolor pencils
Sentiment - Teeny Tiny Wishes by Stampin' Up
Papers - Basic Grey scraps and card stock scraps
Extras - ribbon, Prima roses, EK Success scalloped edge punch, Color Box brown ink

What are you crafting today?

Monday, August 25, 2014

From a Tag to a Card

This is a recent swap card I made....The theme was "flowers & bling".  While combing through my supplies for inspiration I found this tag.  I created this tag for another swap (Birds of a Feather Tags) and thought it would work perfect for this one.  

I layered it onto a piece of black textured card stock and a pink print scrap from my stash.  So, the flower part was covered, now to add bling.  I added antique rhinestone swirls here and there.  Done!  This one was hard to send away...I really like how it came out ;)  

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Just Because Card

Just a quick share...made this card the other day when I was procrastinating.  The three elements were from a swap, they were so pretty on their own that I didn't think the card needed much.  I used a plum card stock for the base, pearl white edge punched for the top and a piece of sheer ribbon.  

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Celebrate Card & a Little Embroidery

I like to challenge myself someties and CAS cards are a huge challenge for me, so...while my embroidery machine was doing the work I decided to try to get a few made up.  Here is what I came up with: 

I really like them, too.  

Here's the Details:

Sentiment - Stampin' Up Feeling Sentimental
Papers - White pearl and scraps
Extras - Hexagon punch from Creative memories, Sequin Assortment from Stampin' Up, Color Box chestnut ink, pop dot dimensionals

And here is what I embroidered:

My son just made the varsity golf team and I thought he needed a special golf towel.

I hope you have a Marvelous Monday!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Warm Wishes Card

Using images I already have colored and this one was just perfect for  a sketch challenge I wanted to enter. 

Here's the sketch from Craftin Desert Diva's:

Here's the Details:
Image - Holly Cheer Cocoa by Meljen's Designs; colored with Prismacolor pencils
Papers - all from my scrap basket
Extras - red pearls

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Boo Card

This card was so much fun to make!  It is for a recent swap and the theme was, "shaped card with an animal theme".  I had this little kitty all colored and really wanted to use him, so....I broke out the Cricut to make the shaped base and added the kitty.  I LOVE it!  

Here's the Details:

Image - Cat with candy bag by Motivet; colored with Prismacolor pencils and accented with Stickles 9orange, yellow) and Crystal Effects
Papers - all from my scrap basket
Extras - Happy Hauntings Cricut cartridge - tombstone and "boo", Memento black ink, Debbie Mumm epoxy stickers.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Bird Cage Pop Up Box Card

I really enjoy making these cards...makes you think differently when designing.  This is one for a recent swap.

The inspiration for this card came from the birdcage die that I received in a swap.

Here's the Details:

Sentiment - Stampin' Up Label Love, unfortunately you can not see it well in the picture but it says "just for you"
Papers - Basic Grey scraps, pearl pink card stock
Extras - Stampin' Up bird builder punch, Stampin' up Petite Petals stamps & punch, Stampin' Up Label Love punch, Creative Memories corner rounder, red line tape, Dew Drops: gold

Pop Up Box Card Tutorial

Hope you have a crafty weekend!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Cutest Baby Ever Card

Made this card for a recent swap.  The theme was baby cards and gave me the perfect excuse to use this image. 

Here's the Details:

Image-  ??? this is a freebie I picked up and it did not save with the company name. :( ; colored with Prismacolor pencils and accented with Diamond Dust Stickles.
Paper - just white card stock
Sentiment - Stampin' Up Label Love
Extras - Stampin' Up Label Love punch, pink rhinestones, ribbon, Score It for frame, Memento black ink

Isn't she cute?  Makes me want to giggle.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Naughty or Mice? Christmas Card

This is another "Christmas in July" card I did, but I am just now getting to post.  This was a little kit card I had in my stash....I just love those mice!

Here's the Details:

Image - Yin & Yang from Whipper Snapper Stamps; colored with Prismacolor pencils
Papers - came with the kit
Extras - ribbon, Jolee's poinsettia sticker

Thanks for stopping!

Monday, August 4, 2014

SBS Sand Witch Card

On Friday I shared my goodies I received from a swap, today I want to share the card I made for my swap partner.  

Here's the Details:
Image:  Sand Witch from Simply B Stamps; colored with Prismacolor pencils
Sentiment:  came with the digi stamp
Papers:  Bo Bunny from my scrap basket
Extras:  google eyes, Stickles:  lime, gold, purple, & orange, bat brads, ribbon, Recollections paper rose, Creative Memories circle cutter & corner rounder; Memento black ink, and Glossy Accents

Thanks for looking!  Happy Monday!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Simply Betty Summerween Blog Hop

Another fun swap with Simply B Stamps Fan Group  on Facebook!  You should have come from Emily's blog, but if you didn't there is a complete hop list at the bottom of this post.  

Now to share...  My partner was Betty- Queen of Halloween, herself!  

Look at all this FUN Halloween stuff!   Papers, stamps, flowers, GLITTER, ribbon....so much new stuff to create with!  Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!  

I also received this cute card that she created using Sand Witch, a cute digi we were given for this swap.  Love it!!!

I so enjoy these swaps...I mean who doesn't like getting happy mail???  

Don't forget to check out the others...

Summerween Blog Hop List:
Marie Franklin ---YOU ARE HERE