Friday, February 28, 2014

Taking a Break....

No I did not make this. I actually found it on Etsy. I ordered it for soulmate and I for Christmas last year... I love it! So did he. I think personalized ornaments every year are going to be our thing... I think I need to get one for Diem now!!! Since we all know how hard it is to find things personalized for her!!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Wild about you.. and stickers

I love finding things in Hobby Lobby clearance section... I found a bunch of these zoo animal stickers... I paired them up with some Recollections Animal print paper... and of course... the SU wild about you set... and yes.. .its retired. I think these make some cute kids cards!!! yeah? Which are always a need for OWH. but ... I know as a 28 year old adult.. if Soulmate got me a card like this... I would love it!!! BECAUSE.. you can always add your own witty sentiment on the inside. I think I am just a sucker for Animal cards. :)

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

oh santa

I fell in love with this Santa two years ago.. I found him on a blog hop for OWH in I think 2012, it could have been 2011.Any way, I knew I had to find him... Luckily... he was not too hard to find... I found him at HOBBY LOBBY!! same with this vintage vibe-d paper.

I showed this card to the soul mate, and he said that IS SANTA. Glad he approved! He told me... NOW THIS IS THE SANTA YOU SEE AT CHRISTMAS.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Love cards

My Soulmate works out of town a lot... so I made him these 3 cards and mailed them to him for him to have when he got home.

These precolored Digis, and sentiments are from the Doodle Pantry fundraiser sets for OWH.. Best purchase EVER!

Heres a close up of them:

Monday, February 24, 2014

MFT: Miss you

Yep, I another MFT stamp set. 
I really like how I made it look like a Polaroid. I want to say this was based off a sketch... some where.. But I love it... Perfect OWH card!! Now to find that patterned paper again! :(

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Loads of love!

I love this Su set.. retired and everything. I still love it... I love creating scenes with it... I love this christmas patterned paper that I had.. .so I decided to cut out the trees!!! I love the colors!! I love it all... I would have made more... but that is a pain in the rear, but I loved the look of it!!!! its a perfect card ... i couldnt be happier with it!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Birthday Bacon

My Friend Becky LOVES bacon... So I had to use this stamp. Its super simple, but I paired it with her favorite colors. This paper fits her bright personality... I love this simplicity of this card.. and yes.. you do see circle punches... and I havent used punches in FOR-EV-ER.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Santa Baby

Heres my Christmas card I made for the Soulmate... Is it bad that its February, and I have yet to send my Christmas cards because I was waiting for Diem to sign all the cards... lol.

I love this Santa baby set from MFT... ughhh still sad they retired all their sets.. .but I love this card!!! and yes... theres glitter.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Diem's birthday card (7)

Here is Diem's birthday card from last year that I made using the Doodle Pantry OWH fundraiser digis. 

If anyone knows anything about my daughter.... shes got a pony. His name is Angus (From the movie Brave).
Here's Angus... now you tell me that Horse looks like her Pony...

 I made this card for her 7th birthday... yep. Your read that right... that little beast is 7 now. 

Here she is when we lived in Iowa in 2007....

Here she is now!!
2014: Hat from the soulmate for her birthday... this is after we went and saw the movie Frozen. She loves that movie... she only saw it 3 times in theater!!!! 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Second Post of the day: Second Take on a sketch

Here I am, with another take on the Bombshell Stamp Sketch for February. There is only a few days left so I figured I will try to bust out some more cards featuring this sketch. I feel like I have not used Butterfly Queen in such a long time.... Or even this Tim Holtz paper I found in a clearance aisle a Mikes several years ago... Yeah, you heard me... I found Tim Holtz Paper (a full 12x12) of his paper in there one day.

If you need a gentle reminder, here is what the sketch looks like:

Now go onward, and go play!!! 

Taking a break

OMG. Sooo I decided the other day to go through my stash of BBW products... THIS ISNT EVEN ALL OF IT FRIENDS. During semi annual, and or MOS (Merchandise off sale), or Gratis.. .I have accumulated all of this during my almost two years living here.. and to be honest... I dont even think I paid full price for any of this!!! I use a lot of this for gifting, or donation.. I love to show my appreciation to people with little treats like this.

Okay, sooooo you sat through that post, I guess I should post SOMETHING artsy related.... Soooo here it goes!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Best Friends

Best friends...
This quote, passage, statement... whatever you want to call it... speaks for itself. I love this card. I think i love the color combo the best.. maybe the patterns too... BUT I have fallen in love with it... I even like the brads on it... And I am not even a brad person! I like to loop them in there with eyelets.. I dislike them.. but when they are done right, I love them. Currently, I am on a brad kick... I couldnt tell you why.. but I am enjoying the pizzazz its adding to my cards. :)

Monday, February 17, 2014

Frosty Friends

I love these Frosty Friends from SU. So much I mass produced this image, with different color backgrounds for a TON of personal and Operation Write Home cards. I just love this set. It is perfect for both winter and Christmas cards!!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

SU Dasher

 Here is proof that Dasher has taken over Christmas

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Friendly Owl.

My friend Rachel.... was one of the very first people I met here in Arkansas. We actually applied for the same job, and were in the same interview group. Oddly enough we got hired on at the same time. She is oddly enough me. But in a hippy mindset... .free bird if you would like to call it that. She actually introduced me to my soulmate. She set me up on blind date/double date. This was the card I made for her to thank her for introducing us.

I love this Owl I received via Wish Rak. Its from Stamping Bella... and once again, you will see the fish tail!! I love the fish tail banners... I also love the stitching borders. Something I have picked up from my current obession...ANYTHING BY STAROFMAY..... Kristina Werner. :) I love her!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Wouldnt be Valentines day with out a Bombshell

Made two different Valentines Day cards for Two different men in my life.. .One is for Soulmate, and the other is for my BFF Drew... Who I havent made a card for in ages... and he always inspires my pin up cards... I used some crackle paint and stickles on the wings... I love the way it came out!! I stamped my broads out twice, paper pieced the bodess and used dimensionals. It helps placing the wings. :) HAPPY VALENTINES DAY TO MY GUYS

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Hooray for clearance finds!

I love going to Hobby Lobby and checking out their clearance section. Sometimes when youre there you can find some real gems. In this case... I found this paper pack... it was marked down I think due to the fact it was warped, and I think it was missing the cover or something... I picked it up right away!! I flipped through it, and it had pages of printed sentiments. I love finds like this because it helps make quick and easy cards... but they still can have that elegant flair... Sometimes... its just easier with computer generation when youre in a hurry.

This is a card that I put in my Operation Write Home stash.

I am typically not a floral-ly person. but I love this paper... reminds me of my Grandmas old house before they refurnished it... it had that vintage-y vibe to it. I love it!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Bombshell stamps February sketch

Okay, so here is a screenshot of the months sketch.

Now, here's my take on it using the sugar skulls set that I have never used until today. 

Veterans Day Cards

Every year for Veterans Day I make cards for as many Veterans I personally know... or have made contact with via OWH. This was the card of the year that I had made.

I personally make a lot of patriotic cards in general. As a general rule of thumb... When I make "Thank you" type cards, I make extras that I can use for Operation Write Home as AnyHero letters.

Have you shown your appreciation for someone recently?

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Late Happy Halloween

I had made this Halloween card, in duh, October, but I had been neglecting my blog sooooo much that I hadnt posted this. I made this for Cindy. It was also the first time I met her... this card accompanied a jar decorated full of her favorite Jordan almonds. I love the way this Easel card turned out.. It was the first card in a long time that I had made, let alone used a House Mouse stamp, or pulled out my Pastel chalk from Stampin up. Apparently she loves it so much, she has it displayed at the welcome center here in Arkansas!! :)

Monday, February 10, 2014

TGF: Naughty or Nice

I decided I needed to do some card CASEing here lately. I made this card (above) after seeing a card on I believe of all places.... Pinterest. I know.. shocking... I am a Pinterest Addict... like most people. But making this card helped me pull out some very neglected stamps from The Greeting Farm. This set is currently Retired by the company, but she typically accompanied with the Angel and her matching sentiment. So here is the following card that inspired the card above:

Sunday, February 9, 2014

It strikes again

Another Maid for you card.
I just cant get enough of this set... even after having it all these years.
I am also currently addicted to making those little fish tails you see all over the card-making world. I don't have the dies for it, so I just make them by hand.

Enjoy your Sunday!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Coffee Dates with your cousin, via email

I have the best cousin in the whole wide world. She is extremely supportive, and there for me when I need her. We may be almost 2000 miles away from each other.... but we email like we are having a coffee date everyday. So when I received this image from Wish Rak on SCS.... I knew it would be perfect!! plus it reminds me of our favorite show FRIENDS and Central Perk. Shes my Monica for sure.

Paper: DCWV
Stamp: Stamping Bella

... and yes you see glitter.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Donut Worry...

... Be Happy.

I made this card for my former co-manager at my job. She has been supportive of everything I do since I first met her... and I could probably say she was the very first friend I have ever met here in Arkansas. She and I are very much alike. Its like a long lost sister... 

NOTE: I call her Hot Mandy. (She now teaches hot yoga, and on their class schedule it had her listed as HOT MANDY one day... so I have been calling her that ever since). 

So at our job, we are all really good friends, and all come up with random inside jokes... Donuts happens to be one of them. I saw this stamp from House Mouse at Hobby Lobby (Clearance section) and this $1 stamp (Mike's) and knew it had to go together. It was a perfect card for Hot Mandy, and it gave her a good laugh when she got it in the mail... after it had been sitting on my craft desk for a good solid month. (YIKES!!!)

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Maid for You strikes again.

I personally love this now retired set from MFT... I have used it I dont know how many times... but it is still one of my absolute favorites. I am super bummed MFT no longer carries the Whos that Girl series (WTG). I loved them!!!!! They are the ones that really got me hooked into this stamp company.

 This is one of a few cards I havent made for Operation Write Home... but it was made for a special person. I took this picture, and posted it on instagram.. it was one of my very first cards I ever posted on there. Instagram has been my one of my outlets of creativity lately. It has been instrumental in my crafting process it seems lately!

Stamps: Maid for You, MFT

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Love card for D

My daughter loves mail and lately she's been pestering me about sending her some mail.. Sooooo I made her this turtle love card using a digi and one of the OWH stamp sets from Hero Arts. I hope she loves it.

Long time no post!!!

Hey friends. Man I've been out of the game for far too long.... But I'm back and let's see how long I keep this up this time around. I've got some amazing coworkers who have ignited my crafty fire again and because of them.... You're seeing a post on my very neglected blog.

I've been posting a ton on Instagram. You should probably follow me on there. Just saying. 

Here's some cards for OWH. I made them on Super Bowl Sunday. Gave me a reason to use my extremely neglected greeting farm stamps. 

On that note... Leave me a comment.. And I am off to do some creating. 

Much love,