Sunday, June 17, 2012


I love my Scrappy Moms' Scrabble set so I used it for my Father's Day card.  I wanted to add many more words but it would have been a scrapbook page.

I used the DAD stamp from Paper Smooches.  The background swirls and circles are from an Inkadinkadoo clear stamp set from Michaels.

The sentiment was from a $1 stamp at Michaels.  Considering my father has been my only father, he was a shoo-in.

Still addicted to BONES (Fox TV).
Currently reading with my refreshing drink:

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Cheater's method.... Kristina Werner... and 2 fabulous SYTYCD auditions

I totally cheated on this card.  I took a scrapbook embellishment (YOU AND ME) and put it on a dimensional pop-dot.  The rose paper came from a card stock pack.  I mounted them on craft card stock and added white dash lines.  (Yea, such a cheater.  I'm sorry).
My intentions were to use these scrapbook embellishments that I had purchased that, in reality, I may never use.

A few posts-ago, I did a post on making your own square envelopes.  WELL!  Guess who did a video on that same topic.  KRISTINA WERNER.  I love her videos.   She also has her cat, Mannie, make appearances. I have NEVER heard such a vocal cat. That cat is ALWAYS talking.
I think Mannie should have his own YOUTUBE channel.

Anyway, check out her self-challenge videos below.  I encourage you to subscribe to her YOUTUBE channel and/or follow her website.   She's really creative and gutsy- She did a self-challenge-  "Make a card in 5 minutes"...  and she heat embossed!!! Is she crazy?  Check these two challenges to see if she made it.

OK, last night there were 2 fabulous audition on SYTYCD.
I couldn't wait to put both of these links on my blog...
LEROY MARTINEZ: I loved this guy.
The energy and pure spirit!!!
That's what I call DANCE spirit!

Mariah Spears
Amazing! Powerful! Sharp! Clean moves!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Comic-Con Countdown begins....

It's that time of year... Comic-Con 2012 is approaching.  Days of lines, crowds, waiting... all worth it when you see the  exhibits and speakers and have fabulous photo opportunities.  Can't wait!

Here is my card for my partner-in-crime, Leah, at the Con.  It was made with Scrappy Moms' Scrabble set (including the die set) and a Scrappy Mom's sentiment stamp.  The "Woohoo" is from Paper Smooches.

I am loving these auditions on So You Think You Can Dance.
I'll be posted some of my favorite ones in the next few days, starting with one of my favorite ones.

Interesting story on this dancer. He is associated with Marquese Scott (the guy I raved about a while ago on another blog post: go to "VIDEOS" tab and you'll see the post for him on March 3, 2012).

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

My Creative Time's coffee stamps

I recently purchased one of Ms. Emma's coffee stamp sets.  All of the stamps shown in the card are included in the stamp set.   I used Copics and some Scrappy Mom's Baker's twine that I had.

For those of you interested in trying Distress Ink Markers, I saw them at my local Michael's.  They're in a packet of 5 markers.  AND... right now, Michaels has a 50% coupon (via email and in their Sunday ad).  Yay!!!  A perfect package to experiment with a new product.

Monday, June 11, 2012

To the LA KINGS.... You're Amazing....


Back to the card.  I have a lot of these little embellishment pieces from an old assorted pack set of embellishments.  I decided to try to make use of them.  You can see the embellishment piece ("You're Amazing").  I then incorporated card stock and an embossing folder.  The "xoxo" stamp is from Lawn Fawn.  The buttons came from Walmart and the pink flowers were from the $1 bin at Michaels.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Cupcakes and a bit of crafting

I incorporated my Paper Trey Ink, TINY TAGS, and made little banners for my neighbors to go with the Red Velvet Cupcakes with homemade cream cheese frosting.  Here's the recipe  
As you can see, I'm still working on my 'decorating' skills.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

A card for a girl who likes to read... and a reading tool

Scroll down to the bottom to see my 'reading' tool.

As you can see, I've been making square cards.  This card is 4.25x4.25".  I used my Lawn Fawn tv set stamp.  I stamped it with my Hero Arts Stamp pad.  I adhered some buttons that I had from Joanns' (and put various embroidery thread or Baker's twine through it).  The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn.

 This is from a wonderful stamp set that I got at Stamp Fever by Impression Obsession.  I don't see a name on the stamp set....  I'll have to show you a photo  of the set in the future. It's got sentiments that have to do with books.  I stamped it with Stampin' Up's Melon Mambo

For those of you who read books (as opposed to Kindles) and need something to hold your book open, this is the BEST thing ever. It's about $3 at The Container Store. I'm not sure where else you can get it.
It's the BEST device to hold your book open-- on the stair stepper, at lunch, while you brush your teeth--- you get the idea. 
I typically string a colorful ribbon through it so I don't lose it in my purse.


Wednesday, June 6, 2012


I made this card for my friend's son.  (It's my best shot at a masculine/boy's card).

The clouds were hand-cut.  I used a cloud stamp from a stamp set I bought at Stamp Fever.  The stamp set is from Studio Calico/Hero Arts called "Hooray."  The cloud was stamped with "soap powder" from Jenni Bowlin ink.
The airplane image is from Tremendous Treats from Paper Trey Ink.  I colored it with Copics and a silver gel pen/Stickles.  The edges were dusted with Distress Ink (sponge pad).

The sentiment stamp is from Mary at CardzTV.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


I'm not so tech-y that I can provide you with a PDF document or a video (my fingers are unsightly)...
I walk you through my first photo.  Then let you interpret the next 3 templates.

For a surface area of a 4.25"x4.25" square card,  cut a square of your favorite pattern paper into a 7"x7" square.  Using a Martha Stewart Scoring Board OR your own score pad, you're going to score a vertical line at 2.75"from the left edge.  You will then rotate the diamond 90 degrees and do it again.  You'll do that 4 times until your paper looks like the photo immediately below.  You will then cut the little corners, where they intersect.  The photo below only shows one corner cut.  Once done, you fold and glue. See PHOTO #2.


Now apply those same instructions to the templates below.

My latest Netflix Addiction:
Bones with David Boreanez and some girl.  (haha).
I really need to get a hobby.

Monday, June 4, 2012


Hooty Hoo!!!!  Final score of tonight's game: 4-0!!!!!

I've been working on some cards so I actually have something to share.
My friend loves the original Dark Shadows series and I just happened to see this at Target so naturally....

Here is the card that I made her.  Yes, that is a photo of her from the 80's.  I used a new stamp from Lawn Fawn that I picked up at my local stamp store (Stamp Fever in Orange, CA).  I used my Hero Arts ink pad (that I also bought) and my Cuttlebug embossing folder.  TA- DA!!!!

Well, this sentiment "Best Friend,  (seriously)" came from a really cute 'girlfriend' set from Technique Tuesday.  Truth be known, I have several "BFF's."  What can I say?  I'm always talking; I need to have several BFF's or they'd all flee when they see me coming (my gums flapping... arms waving about, gesticulating about my crazy life).  If you put a conversation bubble over their head it would say "Will she EVER SHUT UP???"

The stamp was stamped in Mambo Melon from Stampin' UP.  I hand cut the image out.

The "enjoy" stamp is from Paper Smooches stamped with my new Hero Arts stamp (Wet Cement).  The matte was cut from Spellbinders Nestabilities.  The little owl was colored with Copics and I think it's a Brian Lock image (from Squigglefly).  My hard drive hasn't yet been transferred so I don't have a way to reference where my images came from.

Tomorrow, I'm going to show you templates so you can make homemade square envelopes for your  square cards.

Have a great Monday!