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Monday, January 27, 2014

Valentine's Day - Card #3


Today's card is a little more of a fun VD card.  It has traditional pink & red, but also added some blue and green to the card.    I made 2 more VD cards that I will share with you this week to complete my 5 VD cards for 2014.


Supplies:  CS: Stampin Up, PP: MME, Large Word Bubble: Memory Box, Stamp Set: PTI

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Wednesday - Hump Day....

Happy Hump Day!

Here is a post that is not a valentine's day card for you today.  These 2 cards are ones I made over the Christmas holiday season that I absolutely love.  They both include a dress form, which is so adorable.

Anyway, here they are...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI, SU, & Neenah   PP: My Minds Eye, Basic Grey  Stamps: PTI    Ink: Momento - Tuxedo Black  Other: Circle punch, colored pearls


Saturday, January 18, 2014

Valentine's Day 2014 - Card #2

Happy Saturday!

Today's VD Card is a little more traditional.  It made with all scraps that were laying on my crafting table - so was super excited how cute it turned out.  Additionally, I was able to use my new transformable dies from My Favorite Things - a company that I'm starting to really dig.

Hope you enjoy your weekend.

Supplies:  CS:  Neenah, PP: October Afternoon, PTI, Amuse Studio, DCWV, Dies: MFT, Other: Pearls - Amuse Studio, Large Circle Punch - EK Success.


Thursday, January 16, 2014

Valentine's Day Card #1


Here is the first of my VD card creations.  I didn't want to make it too pretty and frilly as it is going to Jesse (don't tell him).  It's very simple, yet graphic and cool for a dude VD card.

Supplies:  CS: PTI & Amuse Studio,  Heart Die: A Muse Studio, Speech Bubble Die: Memory Box, Stamp: Simon Says Stamp - Only Have Eyes For You, Other: Washi Tape - Various.


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Keeping my Resolution - Week 2

Week #2 and I'm keeping my resolution to post weekly. :-)

Today I wanted to share with you a few more cards that I made from my Jubilee kit from Studio Calico.  I am loving all the PP that came in this kit.  I'm having fun just playing around with paper and patterns. Anyway, here are two cards which were inspired by this fantastic designer (Inge) I found one day surfing crafting blogs with MFT products.

Here are my creations

Here is the link for Inge's fab blog Patterned Paper

Well I hope you enjoy.  Have a great week!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

MFT Wed Stamp Club Challenge

Happy Sunday!

I can't believe what a difference a week makes... One week ago in Chicago the weather outside was    (-16) degrees (before windchill) and today is it 37 degrees ABOVE zero...  That's my crazy city.

Anyway, here is this week's challenge sketch from MFT:

And here is my rendition of the sketch:

Supplies used:  Cardstock: PTI, Amuse Studio, and Nina, PP: My Mind's Eye, Stamps: MFT - To the Point, Ink: Momento & Stampin Up.  Other: Eyelets, Circle Punches, and Heart Dies (Amuse Studio)

Enjoy.   Have a great week!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Card #2 for MFT Card Submission for Wed Stamp Club Challenge

Here is the second card for the weekly MFT challenge:

Challenge sketch:

Here is my Card #2

Supplies are listed on the first post from the day.


MFT Weekly Wed Stamp Club Challenge

Hello Everyone,

Today is a super snowy cold day in Chicago, so I decided to stay warm and play in my craft room for much of the day.  The kids are sleeping in, so I had some time to be creative this morning.  Here are some cards I made for the MFT Wed Stamp Club challenge.  I love how these cards came out and am looking forward to participating in more MFT challenges.

Here is the MFT sketch:

And here are my cards, I decided to flip them around and make them vertical:



Card Supplies:
Card #1 - Cardstock: PTI & SU, PP: October Afternoon, Label Dies: MFT, Stamps: MFT - To the Point

Card #2 -Cardstock: PTI & SU, PP: October Afternoon, Tag Die: Amuse Studio, Circle Punch: EK Success, Stamps: Amuse Studio

Thanks and enjoy your day!  What is the weather like in your area?

Friday, January 3, 2014

2014 Crafting Resolutions!

Okay, I've decided to make some craft resolutions in addition to my personal resolutions for 2014.

Here they are - the big 6:

1. Don't hoard my stash - use it!  Stop not using that cute sheet of PP or fancy emblie, that's what they are there for.

2. Sell or Give away items that I no longer use or like (make room for new stuff :-)

3. Enter 4 contests throughout the year, whether random contests or card/page challenges

4. Host at least 3 Stamp Classes in my home before end of November.  They are a lot of work with my friends, but so much fun, and so worth it.

5. Post to my blog at least once a week.  My job is very demanding as well as my family, but I want to make time for my creative side, so this should be something good for me.

6. Organize my scrap room.  If I do #1 and #2, then it will make this one much easier.  Yes, it may look like a storm hit my room, but creativity is what it's all about.  I guess I could do some work on this, so I made it my last resolution.  I've already started by buying some of the fridge binz that Jennifer McGuire uses for her stamp organization -I actually love them.

Okay, with that being said - wish me luck.  We will review the above (to se where I am at) in the summer and again at the end of November.

For taking the time to hear my resolutions, I will share a card I did with the Simon Says Stamp January Card Kit for 2014.  It was similar to one of their inspiration examples, but not exactly.. anyway, here it goes:

Here is the card inspired by Shari Carroll SSS Inspiration.

Have a good weekend!  

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy 2014!


I can't believe how fast 2013 went.  It seems as though the years are going faster and faster.  Since it is snowing here in Chicago (see Jesse shoveling snow below),

I stayed in and played with paper and stamps from my Studio Calico Jubilee Stamp kit.  It came with a great e-book for inspiration as well as cool papers, a stamp set, and embellies.

Here are the 3 cards I made so far from this kit (along with a few other of my supplies).

Hope you enjoyed these cards.  I will be posting my paper crafting resolutions in my next post.