Tuesday, February 21, 2017

2016 Crafty Highlights - Scrapped

   I figure it was about time for me to scrap the crafty highlights of 2016. When I saw the #303 sketch from Creative Scrappers I knew this would be perfect to document those highlights. 
   Here is my take on it. 
 Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (Crate Paper and American Crafts), chipboard (Crate Paper and Studio Calico), modeling paste (Shimmerz Paintz), journaling card (Project Life and Simple Stories), stencil (Stencil Girl), typewriter (We R Memory Keepers), and watercolor crayons (Design Memory Craft).

   The journaling card that I used as the title was fussy cut so it would fit onto the page.

   I just had to add a little touch of my favorite color, blue, on this page. 

   Doesn't the distress fringed paper and bunting add such a cute element to this page? 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017


   Love is in the air today so I thought it was a good time to share this month's Awesome ladies Project layout I did for this month's practice team.
   Yes, I cut my photo is a heart shape. I also did another B&W photo which I have decided to do all my ALP pages B&W. I just love the look of it. 

Supplies: cardstock (Bazzill Basics), pattern paper (Simple Stories, Crate Paper, Pink Paislee, and American Crafts), die cuts (Basic Grey, and American Crafts), sequins (SpiegelMom_Scraps), manual die (Heidi Swapp), die cutter (Spellbinders), wood veneer (Crate Paper), electronic die cutter and cartridge (Cricut), washi tape (Studio Calico), mirror embellishments (Flea Market Finds) and typewriter (We R Memory Keepers)

   I did hidden journaling is a letter form. 

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

HB2U Card

   Over the weekend, I got in the mood to play with a new stamp set that I got for Christmas. I have to say this is my first stamp set from CAS-ual Fridays and I am in love with it. This set had the perfect touch for the guy birthday card. I am still debating whether or not to list it in my shop or keep it for my brother's birthday, which is about 3 months away. 
   I ended up creating this card for the Music to My Ears challenge that CAS-ual Fridays challenge blog. 
 Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (Fancy Pants Designs and American Crafts), stamps (CAS-ual Fridays) ink (Tsukineko and Quick Quotes), punch (EK Success), embossing folder (The Paper Studio), embossing machine (Sizzix), chipboard (Studio Calico)

   Here is a closer look at the texture and layers. 

   This stamp set even comes with great stamps for the inside card text. 

Friday, February 3, 2017

The Color of Love

   This week, I think I finally found the happy balance of "work" and just for me crafting. I figured out the best way for me at the moment is to do "etsy product" work during the day which allows my evenings free to do some computer work, board games or creating for me, dt work or publication. In other words, I think my blogging might be more active this month than it has been. 

   Today's share is a card I created using a Scrapbook & Cards Today sketch. When I saw this Wednesday's challenge at Simon Says Stamp I thought this card would be perfect for it. 
 Supplies: cardstock (American Crafts), pattern paper (Pink Paislee and Crate Paper), watercolor crayons ( Design Memory Craft), sequins (SpiegelMom Scraps), wood veneer (Crate Paper), stamps (Concord & 9 and Stampabilities), burlap string (Maya Arts), stamping tool (MISTI), frame punch board (We R Memory KeeperS), stamping ink (Tsukineko)

   I have to say I am head-over-heels in love with the way this card came out. I am a huge fan of the Moonstruck collection by Pink Paislee. I think I need to buy a couple more pieces of that line. The watercoloring inside the frame was done freehand. 

   Here is the complete look of the card with it's matching envelope seal. 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Hello 2017

   I know I have let 2 weeks past since my last post. I have some exciting news to share. I am on the Practice team for The Awesome Ladies Project
This is what I created for this month's project, it has been my first layout I have created so far. I am doing a 8 1/2" x 11" album to hold my monthly spreads in for this team. 
Supplies: pattern paper (Crate Paper), journaling card (Project Life and Awesome Ladies Project), die cuts (Simple Stories), doily (DoodleBug Designs) brad (Studio G), watercolor crayon (Faber-Castell), chipboard (Crate Paper), enamel dot (My Mind's Eye), sequins (SpiegelMom Scraps), washi tape (Scotch Brand), wood veneer (American Crafts), stickers (American Crafts) and typewriter (We R Memory Keepers).

  I have to say one thing about this page that is my absolute favorite. I love the top 5 list that is on the bottom. I typed it up on the We R Memory Keepers typewriter. I am in love with and I am sure I will be using it on all my layouts.  

This was my favorite Christmas gift from 2016, it was a total shocker since I didn't really think my mom would remember me saying it was released. I originally got the pink but returned it due to malfunction. I ended buying the black one online from A Cherry on Top since it was cheaper. 

   Now, here is to hope a more of a routine blogging schedule.

Friday, December 30, 2016

A Year in Review 2016 Edition

   Goodbye to 2016. This year you have taught to always be grateful for the small things in life that can be easily overlooked, like contact lenses. This year I restarted my Etsy shop in January, February I had to say goodbye to my best friend, my buttercup of a dog and April I also had another eye surgery. I found out this year when I am stress I create so I had a lot of projects to go through to make this top 12 list. 

January's favorite project. This is my favorite because it has one big photo. 
February's favorite project. I love this page I created for the Shimelle guest spot that I had in May. 
 March's favorite project. 
April's favorite project. What is not to love about upcycling the jean skirt with lace. 
May's favorite project. My favorite card that I created for a custom order that I did for Clear Choice Custom Lasik.  
 June's favorite project. I just love explosion box cards.  
 July's favorite project. I created this for a magazine call, which I got published for. in the winter issue of Creative Scrapbooker. 
August's favorite project.  I just love the simplicity of this page. 
 September's favorite project. I finally got some of those terracotta pots to good use. 
October's favorite project.  This was my first scrapbook page that I did in months. I was happy to find out that I didn't lose my touch. 
November's favorite project. I reworked a old dog toy that I use to sell. A lot of people seemed to like it. 

December's favorite project. This leather handbag was my first time working with leather. I made it for my Mom. I love how it came out since i had no pattern.  

Here to another year, I am hoping 2017 will bring new and exciting things. Also, a lot of new projects. 

Tuesday, December 6, 2016


   Hello, readers, I am just popping in to say I am still here. I have been super busy working on my Etsy shop and holiday cooking. 
I am just want to say you might want to pick up the Winter issue of Creative Scrapbooker magazine, I might be in there. You can pick up a copy at Joann's and Barnes and Noble.  I am so excited since it is my first time in a printed magazine. 

These are the cards that are in the issue.