Monday, February 28, 2011

Wacky Wednesday #27

This is the second post today. Scroll down to see the earlier post.

I did this card for More Than Favor's Wacky Wednesday challenge. But first, I need to apologize for the photo quality. It was late at night and I couldn't get the lighting right. The card turned out pretty cute and I love the colors!

Just Because Cards 2" and 1.25"
TPC Studio Paradise Pink Shimmer
Recollections White
Bazzill Mud Pie
twine and button

A Winter Layout

I'm on the path to updating my 'niece's' album (she's my best friend's daughter). I have the least amount to do on her's so it feels like more of an accomplishment as I go. This was a pretty simple layout and it was nice to do a one-page layout for a change.

Jolly Holidays - North Pole 5.5", Branch 4"
Bazzill Berry Blush
Core'dinations whitewash
Recollections Black
ANW Burgundy
Bazzill Bling Stack
Peachy Keen Everyday Asst

Blast From the Past #6

This is the final pocket card for the Blast in the Past series. I made these for my brother's graduation party from CWU. I used the school's colors and I LOVE the way it turned out. Go Wildcats!!

The inside with all the information

Black & white - Recollections
Red - Value Pack Heritage
Cap - Locker Talk 1 1/4" (?)

Script embossing folder

Next week we have the most complex and time consuming card I think I've ever done! You don't want to miss it!

I linked up to Skip to my Lou's Mady By You Mondays

Saturday, February 26, 2011

A gift of cards

My MOMs group had a baby shower for one of our moms today. She has a 2 yr old little boy and is pregnant with twin girls! We were asked to buy clothes, since she'll definitely be needing them! I was part of the planning/decorating so the onesies that I bought were hung on a clothesline as decoration.

I didn't feel like that was enough so I made her some thank you cards. I did 10 of each design for a total of 20 cards. They were really simple but so adorable!

I'll post the card I made for the mama and the banner on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Onesie - New Arrival 3.5"
Heart - Doodlecharms 1.25"
Recollections pink #98959 (I didn't grab the name while I was at Michaels)
Bazzill Limeaid
CB Swiss Dots and Perfectly Paisley embossing folders

I linked up to Sunday's Scoop at I <3 Naptime Photobucket

Friday, February 25, 2011

Carver's new cards

I try to keep thank you cards on hand for Carver and for me. It's so easy to just grab a card, write a note and send it out. No having to sit down and make a card. Well, Carver was running low on his so I decided to make some more. I took his Valentine's Card and made some minor changes.

Core'dinations Guava
Bazzill MudPie
Value Pack Desert (Tan)
Recollections kraft
ANW Burgundy
CB Swiss Dots embossing folder
Create a Critter 4"
Envelope - Sweethearts 3/4"

Notice my new floral frog? I've kindly asked the hubbs to paint it for me. I'd prefer pink but I know that we have black spray paint on hand so that's what I'll probably end up getting.

I linked up to The Paper Variety and My World - Made By Hand!

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Monday, February 21, 2011

Blast From the Past #5

Welcome back to Blast from the Past! I made today's card so that I could have some thank you cards on hand for when people sent things to Carver right before and after he was born. It was so nice to have the cards all ready to go. All I had to do was write on the inside, address the envelope and mail! I highly recommend it to anyone about to give birth!

Stampendous Changito
Bazzill MudPie
Plaid - DCWV The Stack III
Dots - Rhonna Farrer
Joann brads

Next week we have the final pocket card and it's probably one of my favorites!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

My first Award!!!

I got this award from Oma's Crafts. Thank you so much Gloria!!!

As a recipient of this award I need to:

1. pay it forward to 3-5 other newer blogs
2. let them know I chose them
3. copy and paste the award on my blog
4. have faith that my followers will rally and show their crafty love back out to those awarded
5. last but certainly not least HAVE FUN
Here are 5 blogs that I think are so amazing and have some super cute projects so please go show them some follower love.

1. Tana from Crafty Momma
2. Stacy from My Crafting Time
3. Kricketts from Ricketts Cricuts
4. Monica from Stampin Daisies
5. Emily Elizabeth from We'll Always Have Paris Studios

Congrats ladies!!!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Tuesday Morning Haul

Last weekend I realized that, in fact, we DO have a Tuesday Morning in Tacoma! I was in heaven! I made Chris and Carver go with me (which meant that I wasn't in there long) and I found these SWEET deals!!!

$4.99 Regularly $11.99

Flower: $0.99 Regularly $4.99
Plaid & Dot $1.99 Regularly $9.99

$4.99 Regularly $9.99

$4.99 Regularly $9.99

Awesome deals! I'm definitely making that a regular shopping place!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Cup o Joe

Mallorie... you know the drill... unless you got something today.

A friend of mine sent me an adorable card saying "how've you bean?" So I couldn't not send a card back. :) I LOVED the way this turned out. So much so, that I'm going to make some more as thank you cards to have on hand.

This qualifies for two challenges:
Cricut Cardz challenge: Cup image
Cooking with Cricut: Embossing

I also linked up to I Heart Naptime's Sunday Scoop

Winter Frolic 4"
Bazzill MudPie
White & kraft - Recollections
DCWV Blue #2
Fiskars corner punch
CB D'Vine Swirls embossing folder

TPC Studio 'Coffee Cafe'

JoAnns Haul

As promised here's what I got at JoAnns today. I'm still in shock on how much I saved!

This is what I went in for...
$4.99 (regularly $19.99)
And then I found this...
$4.99 (regularly $19.99)
...and these...
$3.97/ea (regularly $14.99)
... oh and these...
$2.97/ea (regularly $14.99)
... and I couldn't pass this up!
Full price $9.99 but I had a 50% off coupon.

I also got Carver a sheet of Mickey stickers ($1.49ish) and a York Peppermint Pattie for us to share.

So I SAVED more than I SPENT!!!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


I just got back from JoAnns and they have some killer deals right now!!!!

Thry have some DCWV stacks for:
12x12 - $4.99
4x6 - $2.99

And EK Success border punches are $3.97 and corner punches are $2.97

Now run out and buy some! (But not Silverdale WA. I haven't been to that one yet.) :)

I have a couple hauls to post but that'll have to wait until tonight. Carver and I are snuggling while he watches Mickey.

Baby Girls

I made a batch of these because there's a lot of baby girls that we know and I wanted to have cards on hand when they're first birthday came around.

1 - Cuttin' Up 4.5"
Bazzill Chablis
Heidi Grace Baby Girl Dots
JoAnns ribbons

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Valentine's Day Cards

I couldn't post these before yesterday because my darling hubby has started checking out my blog every once in a while. :)

Here's the card I made for my lil monkey!

Monkey & vine - Create a Critter 4"
Heart - Sweethearts 3"
Core'dinations Guava
Bazzill MudPie
Tan - Value Pack Desert
Kraft - Recollections
Red - Scraps
CB Heart Blocks embossing folder

Chris's card. I'm not over the moon about this one. It looked A LOT better in my head.

Black & white - Wausau Paper (Target)
Tan - Value Pack Desert
Hearts - DCWV Prints for the Year
Michaels Ribbon

How did your Valentine's Day turn out???

Monday, February 14, 2011

Blast From the Past #4

Happy Valentine's Day! Hubbs and I met and started dating on 5/1/04 and got married on 5/3/08. Its been an interesting 7 years and I wouldn't change one thing! I love you babe and can't wait to spend the rest of my life with you!

Now onto the card! I have another pocket card for you today and it's PINK!! It's a baby shower invite for my friend Ayami. Kim and Ayami's showers were a week apart so I did the same idea for both of the parties to make things a little simplier on myself. :) You can find the tutorial here.

The inside with all the information

Bazzill Chablis and MudPie
Dark Pink - ? (Hearts)
Heart punch - Marvy Uchida blue
Baby embossing folder

Changito from Stampendous is making another appearance next week! Don't miss it!

Have a wonderful day filled with love and happiness!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

First Birthday Layout

I did another layout! I'm trying to get my "niece's" album caught up since I have the least amount to do on her's. And I'm only 3 years behind! haha This was a pretty simple layout and I love it! Her nursery/party themes are butterflies so I wanted that to be the focal point.

This qualified for two challenges: My Pink Stamper's Pinkalicious Blog Hop, and Card Creations by C's So Saturday Challenge #3

(The lens cap and phone are holding the pages up! They didn't want to stay put.)

You can't really tell but I stitched the butterflies and letters.

Butterflies - Create a Critter 7.75" (fit to page)
Bazzill Chablis
Black - Wausau Paper (Target)
Letters - Colorbox Alpha Stax
Peachy Keen Everyday Assortment
Michaels Ribbon

Friday, February 11, 2011

Baby Shower Invites

This is my second post of the day! My MOMs group is having a baby shower for one of the ladies in the group and she's having twin girls!

These were pretty simple to assemble and were really fun!

Onesie - New Arrival 5.5"
Flower - Accent Essentials 1.25"
Core'dinations Guava
Bazzill Chablis
Black & White - Recollections
JoAnns Brads/Eyelets
Green cut at 2.5x3
White cut at 2.25x2.75

Another Journal

Yesterday was my brother's girlfriend's birthday. So I put together a little care package to send her (they live in Colorado). Her favorite color is light yellow (think pastel/Easter) so I found a little candy dish and big coffee mug that were both yellow. I filled the bowl with Dove caramel chocolates (wrapped in yellow wrappers), mini York Pepp. Patties and of course Starbucks Via. I had my mom ship it from her work so she could add something too. Oh and I made this journal. haha

Back cover

'A' stamp - Inkadinkado
Masks, coffee stain stamp, 'Renew' stencil - Tim Holtz
Flower stamp - Kaisercraft
'I like you a latte' and coffee stamps - TPC Studio 'Coffee Cafe'
Ledger - Unity Stamp

I'm, possibly, considering making one of these to sell on Etsy. Just to see if they'd sell. What do you think???

Thursday, February 10, 2011

A couple of Challenges

** Gramma Pat, if you're reading this stop now!!**

My Peachy Keen stamps arrived yesterday so I had to make something with them. I decided to combine a few challenges while I was at it. I did Peachy Keen's sketch challenge #45, Scrappy Mom's Terrific Tuesday Challenge and The Paper Variety's Cupcake challenge. Here's how it turned out! I think I did pretty good. :)

This card is going to my Gramma for her birthday at the end of the month.

Cupcake - Simply Charmed 3.5"
Circle - George 5" (cut in half)
Fiskars border punch
White, black & kraft - Recollections
Red, Yellow & Turquoise - TPC Studio
Peachy Keen Everyday Assortment PK-490
Happy Birthday Stamp - The Paper Company Studio 'Greetings'
Stardust Stickles
iRock rhinestones

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Finally Jumping on the Band Wagon

I am usually one of the last to get the hottest new fad. This goes for clothes, shoes and yes, crafting. I tend to think that if it's around long enough it's worth the money. I hate to waste money! :)

So, I finally sucked it up and bought my first set of Peachy Keen Stamps! I love them! They arrived in the mail today and I had to use them! (You'll see that card tomorrow.) I'll definitely be getting more sets, with the critter set next probably.

Aren't they adorable???

Monday, February 7, 2011

Blast From the Past #3

It's week 3 on Blast from the Past and I have a card that Carver 'made' for Chris when he was a month or so old. :)

Tan - ?
Colorbox Sage Stripe (both sides)

Remember to come back next Monday. I'll have another pocket card for you!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

A Birthday Card

I made this card for one of my good friends. She's an amazing lady and has a beautiful girl Carver's age and one more on the way!

TPC Studios: Paradise Pink shimmer, Turquoise Shimmer, Buttercup Shimmer
Black & White - Recollections
Michaels ribbon
Wildcard 4"
Happy Birthday stamp - The Paper Company Studio
Gelly Roll white pen

Friday, February 4, 2011

Clearing the Clutter Challenge #6

Today's the first Friday of the month - which means the Clearing the Clutter Challenge! This was a small thing that left my desk but it's been sitting there since November. Yes, November!!

We repainted our laundry room (read: a majority of the house actually) and the front of the shelf really bugged me. So I decided to get some ribbon and glue it to the front.

*Please don't look at the clutter. This house has NO storage. So I stash stuff wherever I can!*

This is how it turned out.

I love it! And all it took was some super glue and ribbon.

Don't forget to head over to Lorie's blog and see what she did!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

1st Layout in a LONG time!

My goal this year was to catch up on my scrapbooking. I haven't scrapbooked in 20 months! AHH! So I found this sketch over at The Scrappiest. It worked perfectly with the next set of pictures that needed to be scrapped.

Close up of the sun


Bazzill Chablis
Clouds - DCWV The Stack III
TPC Studios Buttercup Shimmer
Star border - Winter Frolic 2 1/4"
Sun - Create a Critter 5 1/2"
Circle - George & Basic Shapes 3 1/2"
DCWV Blue #2
Plaid - Paper Pizazz
Black & Dk Pink - scraps
Bird - Create a Critter 2 3/4"

Hopefully this is the start of a lot more scrapbooking! *fingers crossed*

Love Bug Cards

I've had these done for a couple weeks now but I wanted to wait until Valentine's Day was a little closer to unveil them. :) I originally made these for my MOMs group Bunco night as one of the prizes. I loved them so much that I made more for Carver to mail to his friends. :) I love the way they turned out!!!

This also happened to work for Momo's Tuesday Challenge and So Saturday Challenge #2.
Yay me!

The inside

The packaging for Bunco.

Black - Recollections
Argyle - Heidi Grace "Baby Girl"
Lt Pink - Bazzill Berry Blush
Md Pink - Bazzill Chablis
Dk Pink - DCWV Jewel Colors Cardstock Stack
Stamp & Inkpad - ?
Simply Charmed:
Bug - 2.5"
Love Bug - 1.25"
Hearts for Package 2"

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The new addition to my craft family!

I debated on getting this for a long time. I knew it would save time but I had heard a rumor that it didn't work very well with cardstock - and I use cardstock a lot.

Well I don't know what that person was thing! It's amazing! I even tried to pull up the paper afterward and it was so sticky that it ripped the paper!

I don't know why I didn't buy this baby sooner!!!