Sunday, January 24, 2016

All Dessed Up Design Team Member!

Hello, hello!  I have some exciting news to share with you today!  I've been selected as a new DT member for All Dressed Up stamps!  I can't tell to you how honored I am to have been chosen!  So many talented ladies and beautiful entries in the DT call!  Be sure to visit their Blog to check out all the artists that were selected! 

Today, I have my very first card as DT to share with you guys.  This is one of the stamps in the Love To Shop set.  You can find her HERE in the store

Isn't she just BEAUTIFUL!  For this card, I wanted to go glam so I used a Project Life set by Simple Stories as my inspiration!  It's called Gold.  If you know me at all, you know I'm in LOVE with gold right now!  I'm even using it to decorate my craft room!  So, any opportunity I get to use it on my cards, I jump at it!  Here's a closer look at the card:
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Can't wait to share more of my All Dress Up creations with you guys! 
Copic Markers: (Hair) E49, E47, E43, E41 (Skin) E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20 (Image) C9, C7, C5, C3, C1, W3, W0, E30, E31, E34, E35
Patterned Paper & Paper Embellishments: Simple Stories: Snap Pack: Gold
Black and Gold Ribbon: Hobby Lobby
Gold Sequins: Walmart
Gold Heart Doily: Target (dollar section)


Saturday, January 23, 2016

Valentine Kisses

Hello there!  Today I'm sharing a cute little Valentine card using one of my all time favorite Saturated Canary images: Kisses.  Isn't she just adorable!  That curly hair, polka dot bow, and combat it!  She was so much fun to color up!  You can find her HERE in the Saturated Canary Shop. 
Here's a closer look:

The view from the side:

Patterned Paper: American Crafts:Xoxo
Wooden Arrow: Target Dollar Section
Red Heart Jewels: Dollar General
Red Polka Dot Ribbon: Walmart
Hear Die: Sizzix
Doily: My Stash
Circle Paper Clip: My Stash
Sentiment Stamp/Die: Stampin Up
Tag Punch: Stampin Up
Stitched Circle Die: Gina Marie Designs
Glitter: Stickles
Copics: (hair) C9,C5, C1 (skin) E000, E00, E21, R20, E11, E04
(image) C9, C7, C3, RV10, RV19, RV34, B000, B04, R35, R37, R59

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Valentine Shaker Card

Hello there!  Today, I'm sharing my first ever shaker card.  So you are probably aware that shaker cards have been around for a while, but recently that have started to make a serious come back.  I see them everywhere.  So, I decided to try my hand at making one!  I just love how it turned out!  Before, attempting, I watched several Youtube videos that were very helpful.  Just a little trial and error, and before I knew it, I had a working shaker card!  So fun!

For this card, I decided to use one of my new Greeting Farm images.  This little guy is from the My Sunshine set which you can find HERE in The Greeting Farm Store.  I just love how cute he is in his little sweater vest!  Adorable!  I also wanted to use the "bargain" glitter I posted about a couple of days ago and I have to tell you...I'm so impressed!  It looks great in person, very sparkly! 
Here's a closer look:
And a side view:
Flat on the table:
Copic Markers
Patterned Paper: Echo Park: Yours Truly, I Love You paper from Hobby Lobby
Love You Die: My Favorite Things
Glitter Heart Stickers: My Stash
Red Button: My Stash
Tag Punches: Stampin Up
Image: The Greeting Farm
Glitter: Target (Dollar Section)
Acetate: recycled backing from Stamping Bella Stamp
Thank you so much for stopping by! 

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Bargain Craft Haul

Hello!  Hope you are having a great week!  So, you may not know this about me, but I love to bargain shop!  I'm always looking for a good deal and I love the thrill of the hunt!  Recently, I found several "bargain" craft items and I though I would share them with you.  That way you can rush out and grab them if you want :)  Now, let me apologize for the quality of the photos. They were taken with my phone so they don't look great, but I think you'll get the idea.  Also, I want to state that I'm in Texas so I'm posting Texas prices.  Not sure if they will be priced differently in other parts of the U.S.  Now... let's get started! 

I found these items at my local Walmart in the craft section.  The Stickers are thick cardstock stickers with silver foiling and I just couldn't resist them.  At $0.97 each, they were a bargain!  The Sequins were also fairly cheap, about $3.00, I think.  I'm planning to make some shaker cards and I don't have any sequins at all so I thought this would be a good starter kit.  Just a few of each color at a reasonable price. 
Believe it or not, I found all these goodies at Target.  Most of them were in the dollar section at the front of the store.  The little bottles are filled with thick chunky glitter that almost looks more like confetti.  At only a dollar a bottle, I had to get several colors.  Again, I'm hoping to use this on some future shaker cards.  I also found some wooden embellishments that had a white and gold wash over them.  These will be great for future Valentine cards.  And then there are the heart-shaped doilies.  They came in white and gold, I got a package of each.  Of course gold is really big this year so I couldn't resist.  Finally, I found a packet of metallic confetti in the Valentine section for only a dollar.  I really liked the colors so I grabbed it and plan to use it on a shaker card. 
This is probably my favorite find!  Although, I can't take credit.  I actually got a tip from another crafter in a Facebook group I am a part of .  These are heart-shaped rhinestones from Dollar General.  They have 4 different sizes per package and come in red and pink.  Each package is only $1.00 and comes with 100 pieces per package! What a deal! Plus, there's already adhesive on the back!  How great is that!!!  I bought 8 packages!  I couldn't resist. This is a great deal!  You can find them in the Valentine's section. 
One last thing to share.  This is shaped plastic confetti that I found in the jewelry section at Hobby Lobby.  It's meant to go in the knock off versions of the Origami Owl necklaces, but again, I thought it would be perfect for shaker cards.  At only $1.99 per package, it seemed like a really good deal and look how cute the clovers are!  They had several different shapes.  These are just the ones I thought I would use in the near future. 
Hope I've inspired you to go out and hunt for some bargains!  Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Sunday, January 10, 2016

All Dressed Up PINK challenge and DT call

Hello there!  Just wanted share a card I made for the All Dressed Up Pink Challenge.  I have been admiring their images for quite some time and I finally got around to playing with one of them.  This is Looking Gorgeous and you can find her HERE in the shop.  I have to tell you, I LOVED coloring this image.  She is soooo pretty!  In fact, I had so much fun, I decided to apply for their DT.  So, wish me luck :) 

Now, on to the card.  I am so in love with black and white stripes right now so I decided to use some paper from Heidi Swapp for this little beauty.  I just love the combo of soft pretty flowers with the bold black and white.  Then I added some Prima flowers, some swirls from My Favorite Things, and some ribbon I bought from Walmart on Halloween clearance (probably one of my best finds ever!). 

Here's a closer look:
Patterned Paper: Heidi Swapp
Coloring: Copic Markers
Ribbon: Walmart
Flowers: Prima
Pearls: My Stash
Swirl Die: My Favorite Things
Leafy Branch Die: Magnolia
Leaf Punch: Stampin Up
Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Exciting News!!!!

So I have the most exciting news!  I'm now a full time DT member over at Saturated Canary!  I'm so honored to have been chosen, I feel like I need to pinch myself!  I have been a huge fan of Saturated Canary for years and now I'm so excited to be creating with these beautiful images full time.  For my first card as DT member, I chose First Snow.  You can find her HERE in the Saturated Canary Shop.  I absolutely love this sweet little stamp, she's just so cute and cuddly.  Look at that hair and she has the prettiest eyes!  Love it! 

Here's a Closer Look:
Image: Saturated Canary- First Snow
Coloring: Copic Markers
Patterned paper: American Crafts- Bundled Up Collection
Sentiment: My Favorite Things
Pearl Dots: Liquid Pearls
Doily, Snowflake, Crystals: My Stash
Thank you so much for stopping by!  Can't wait to be show you more of my Saturated Canary creations! 

Monday, January 4, 2016

Braided Beauty

Hello there!  Well, today is my first day back at work after a lovely two week vacation (remember, I'm a teacher).  While I was off, I was able to get a little crafting done and this lovely lady is one of the cards I made.  She's called Braid and you can find her HERE in the Saturated Canary shop. She's part of the SET of THREE DIGI'S, FOR THE GIRLS.  I have to tell you, I really LOVED coloring her hair!  So pretty!
Here's a closer look:
Patterned Paper: American Crafts- XOXO
Ribbon: Stampin Up
Scallop Die: Spellbinders

Sunday, January 3, 2016


Hello!  Just wanted to share a little Valentine's Day card with you guys!  Hard to believe the holidays are over and now it's time to start thinking about Valentine's Day!  Where does the time go?  This little guy is called Toadly and you can find him HERE in the Whimsie Doodles shop.

Patterned Paper: American Crafts: XOXO
Coloring: Copics
Heart Die: My Favorite Things
Doily: My Stash

 Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope you are having a great weekend!