Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

The end of October already?!?!  Where oh where did the month go?



I have a "boo-tiful" halloween card to share with you today!
 I used a fun digital image from Designed 2 Delight called "Hocus Pocus". 
I sponged Creative Inspirations Paint "Fairy Dust" along the too cute to spook! sheet of paper to add some shimmer.  I also used Lavender on her dress, Citrus on her crown & wand and Silver Frost on the pot.

Have a spooky day!



Sunday, October 30, 2011

CI Paints Inspired By: Fall

This week's challenge at Creative Inspiration Paints is:

Inspired By: Fall

I always enjoy fall when the leaves begin changing colors.  So I was inspired to create a card with a tree on it.  Although I did not make the tree completely in fall colors, I did use two shades of green ink for leaves as if it where beginning to change color.

I used a "Tree 3" from

I used Creative Inspirations Paint "Tan" to add a light shimmer to the raffia.

Have a great day!


Saturday, October 29, 2011

Quick Halloween Card

I just have a really quick Halloween card I made last night to share with you this morning!
I got these adorable stamps from Bugaboo!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!  Today I plan to go do some Christmas shopping with my little girl!  Then to my parents tonight for supper!

Have a nice day!


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Beautiful Layout

I recently found out that Basic Grey sells some digital scrapbooking supplies!!  I love their products!  So one late night I found myself purchasing a bunch of supplies!

So I've been having the itch to use some of the supplies I got!!

Here's a layout I created for my little girl:
My beautiful little diva!  She always would stand by the bathroom door and yell "aint"!  I had no clue what she wanted, so I'd open up the bathroom door and then she would point up to the medicine cabinet.  I then realized what she may have wanted.  So I asked her "You want me to paint your finger and toe nails?"  And she looked at be like duh!  And said "Yes mommy!  Too cute!

Have a nice day!


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

So excited!

I recently came across a new stamp company Inspired By Stamping!  I just LOVE Joanna's stamps!  Her stamps are so gorgeous!  She was having a DT Call, so I thought I would try out, and I am doing the "HAPPY DANCE" as she has asked me to join her team! So excited to work with her stamps and show them off!  Each month we will be showcasing her new releases!  The term starts in December, so keep a look out!

Here are the other lovely and talented ladies:

Amber Goble
Deb Hickman
Debbie Marcinkiewicz
Gini Williams Cagle
Irit Shalom
Jennie Garcia
Joanna Munster (owner)
Kendra Sand (myself)
Kassi Hulet
Kim Score
Lesley Croghan
Susie Moore

Have a nice day!


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Sweet Stamps Easel Card

Sweet Stamps Challenge:

Easel Card

Make sure to join us on the Sweet Stamps blog, we'd love to see what you create. You have a chance at winning $20 to purchase some "sweet" things of your own!! There's plenty of wonderful things to choose from!

Here's the card I created:

I have just loved creating easel cards lately!  So this was such a fun challenge.

A previous challenge with Sweet Stamps I created a fun bright colored birthday card similar to this and was once again inspired by it to create another fun one, except this time in an easel card.  I just love the bright colors I used!

Another two images; one of just the front and then the inside.
For this card I used "Candle Wish Duo", what a fun set.  You get the candle along with the cute sentiment I used in the inside:
I also used some Soft Pink and Lilac rhinestones!  I just love all the bling on the front!!
Have a wonderful day!



Wee Memories: Free For All
Crafty Catz: Happy Birthday
Cuddly Buddly: A Card For Your Best Friend
Pixie Dust: Happy Birthday
Make It Monday: Anything Goes

Sunday, October 23, 2011

CI Paints Inspired By: Halloween

This week's challenge at Creative Inspiration Paints is:

Inspired By: Halloween

Isn't this an adorable image for halloween!  I love it!  It's a digital image from Designed 2 Delight called "Falloween Cat"!

I used some Creative Inspirations Paint on the spider web and star to add just a little touch of shimmer!

Have a great day!



Gingerloft: Halloween or Fall
The Crafty Pad: Halloween
Allsorts: Halloween
Craft Your Days Away: Halloween Colours
Just Some Lines: Halloween
Wee Memories: Free for All

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Breast Cancer Awareness

It has been kind of an awful month here, both of my godmother's have found out they have breast cancer.  It has just been so odd since it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and it happens to be both of my godmother's!  I'm hoping the best for each of them! And to anyone else that may be going through it or any other form of cancer!  I just wish no one would ever have to go through it.

I created this card Thursday on my day off to send to one of them, the other one I created a thinking of you card last week:
Faith, from Designed 2 Delight came out with this perfect butterfly digital image!  It's from the set "Hope".

And of course I had to use some of my Creative Inspirations Paint to add shimmer to the butterfly.  I used Fairy Dust and Pink Highlights.
On a happy note, I get to scrap with my girlfriend's today!  Can't wait to chat and craft with them! And share ideas!

Have a wonderful weekend! 



Thursday, October 20, 2011

Monster Trucks!

My little guy loves monster trucks!  So this past winter we took him to a local monster truck show.  He loved it!

A quick, very simple layout:

Have a nice day!



Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Lots of Layers with Sweet Stamps

Sweet Stamps Challenge:

Lots of Layers

Make sure to join us on the Sweet Stamps blog, we'd love to see what you create. You have a chance at winning $20 to purchase some "sweet" things of your own!! There's plenty of wonderful things to choose from!

Here's the card I created:
I have nine layers of paper!! (That is including the card base!)  I'd say that's a lot of layers!

For this card I used "Tree 3" to create a last minute card for my father-in-law's birthday. For the tree trunch I used Shades Dye Ink Brownie.  For the sentiment I used the cute little stamp "Tiny Birthday".  As I mentioned this was a very last minute card I created for him, I actually finished it up just before we walked out the door to go visit him, so I totally forgot about taking a picture of the finished inside.  I used "Hope Your Birthday" in the inside.  Lastly, I finished off the card with adding a few Dark Green Rhinestones.

Have a wonderful day!



Stamptacular Sundays: "You Choose"
The Crafty Pad: Monochromatic
Lia Stampz: Use 2 Stamps
Sweet Stampin': Masculine
Mami Doodles: Mother Nature (#35)

Monday, October 17, 2011

Hello Friend

The other day I got out my sponge and CI Paints to create a beautiful background for this card. 

I really like altering my papers with CI Paints! I just love the added shimmer you can give ordinary plain papers. In most cases shimmery and glittery paper are more expensive. But with the endless possiblities of uses of CI Paints you can add your own shimmer to any paper. I know this has been mentioned before, but I like to remind you that. It's so simple to add shimmer to your papers with these paints.  And most importantly it dries fast and doesn't wrinkle your paper!  It looks professional! :) 

The paper was first embossed and then I sponged some "Burgundy"
I really like the added shimmer it gives the paper, as well as the sponged look.  Using a sponge to put the paint on paper is one of my favorite ways to add the shimmer to paper.

The finished card:
This was a card I created in a class I took not to long ago, but I changed a few things.  I added the shimmer along with the ribbon and bow on the front.  There was supposed to be a big button on the front, but I wasn't a huge fan of it.

More close up of the shimmer:

The inside:
I also used a touch of chocolate on the flowers, in which I added using a fine paint brush.

Have a nice day!



Sunday, October 16, 2011

CI Paints Inspired By: Clean and Simple

This week's challenge at Creative Inspiration Paints is:

Inspired By: Clean and Simple

What a fun and easy challenge!  Join in, we'd love to see what you create!  You have a chance to win 5 jars of paint for yourself!

Have a great day!


Saturday, October 15, 2011

D2D Abracadabra

Over on the D2D Blog out challenge this week is "HALLOWEEN"!  I've been having fun creating halloween cards!  For this card I used "Abracadabra"!

I just love these papers from K & Company's Halloween stack.

I also finished off the inside!

Join in on the D2D blog, we'd love to see what you make and plush you have a chance at winning some digi's of your own!

Have a nice day!



Challenge Up Your Life: Halloween
Craft Your Days Away: Halloween Colors
One Stop Craft Challenge: Halloween
Card Makin Mamas: Halloween
Simon Says Stamp: Halloween/Goth
Clear It Out: Halloween
Creative Card Crew: Spooky Fun
Everybody Art Challenge: Halloween

Thursday, October 13, 2011

GB Botanical Garden

This past Spring we took the kids to the Zoo and then to the Botanical Garden.  It was such a great morning!

Here's a layout from our trip to the garden:

It's sad to think that once again our flower season is over again for a few more months, but I do always like the color change in fall!

Have a nice day!


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Blow Out Your Candles...

Good morning!  I have a very simple birthday card I created with some Creative Clear Stamps and my Cricut to share with you this morning!

For this card I used the sentiment single "Cake on Fire".
But I decided I wanted to use it a little differently and show you how you can get uses out of your stamps in different ways.

I used a post-it note to cover up parts of the stamps so I could ink it up without getting all the words.
I first stamped the first line "Blow out your", cleaned off the stamp and then masked it again to just get the word "candles" on the second line.

I stamped it on the front of the card to just read "Blow out your candles".
I used the end of a paint brushed dipped in the ink I used to add the little dots after the sentiment.  The candles were cut from my Cricut.

 I didn't want to used "before the cake starts on fire" so that I could use this for a younger girls birthday.
 The inside sentiment was made in Word and printed out.

Lastly, I added some shimmer to the candles. 
Hope you've liked my post today.

Have a nice day!



Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Clean and Simple with SS

Sweet Stamps Challenge:

Clean and Simple

Make sure to join us on the Sweet Stamps blog, we'd love to see what you create. You have a chance at winning $20 to purchase some "sweet" things of your own!! There's plenty of wonderful things to choose from!

 I had a lot of fun making this card!
It is kind of hard to tell, but I begun making this card by first using VersaMark to stamp the "Tiny Snowflake Background" on the entire piece of white cardstock.  I just love this background stamp!  I then using clear embossing powder.  Then I used a snowflake embossing folder that I recently picked up.  Added some silver rhinestones!  And then used the sentiment "Look Like Christmas"!  And of course the entire time I was creating this card I was singing "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas everywhere we go..."  :)

Have a wonderful day! Thanks for stopping by!!



Woodware USA: Anything Goes

Sunday, October 9, 2011

CI Paints Inspired By: Embossing

This week's challenge at Creative Inspiration Paints is:

Inspired By: Embossing

Isn't this card beautiful?!  Perfect for a wedding card or even a bridal shower card!  I gave it to my mom to use for my cousin's bridal shower this weekend.  A Stampin' Up Demo has card classes at our local library and I decided to check it out last month and this is one of the cards we created.  But you know me I didn't put it all together there as I wanted to bring it home and add some of my own touches!

One of them being my CI Paints!

Look at the shimmer!  If you haven't tried out these paints yet, you really should!  They are amazing!

Have a great day!


Saturday, October 8, 2011

Have you heard?

Creative Inspirations Paint is looking for a few talented and creative people to work with the paints, metallic inspirations and jeweled inspirations. If you love working with paint, don't mind getting a little sparkly, and have a passion for color, then we want to hear from you!

What are the perks for working with this team? Well, besides having fun, working with fabulous people, and having a link to your blog on the company blog, you will get a full set of Creative Inspirations paint!

The term will be 6 months (November-April)

How do you apply?

Please sent an email to with "DT Application- Your Name" in the subject line.

In this email, please include:
Your name
Contact info (email, phone, address)
A link to your blog
A list of all current DT you are on (no experience required)
A photo of a recent project

Remember, since you only get one photo, make sure it is a good one! =)

We are also looking for someone to do a weekly tutorial. If you are interested in this position, please include a link to a recent tutorial you have done. (this can be either written or video)  If you are applying for the tutorial specialist, please add an "*" to your email's subject line.

You have until October 19, 2011 11:59 (PST)

* Any questions can be sent to

Good luck!



Friday, October 7, 2011

Hope Butterfly

Check out the Designed 2 Delight Blog, as it is the first Friday of the month, so that means there's a freebie!

Have a nice day!



Thursday, October 6, 2011

Traditional Layouts

Here are some quick traditional layouts for my kids albums.

The little guy helped me with this one:
 He kept wanting to add more and more stickers!

Have a nice day!


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Thinking of You

As many of you know I LOVE flowers, so when I seen this image from D2D I knew I just had to use it!  It's called "Autumn Mums".

My aunt just found out last week she had breast cancer, so I created this card with her in mind and sent it out to her.  She has already had surgery and is feeling great.  Everything went well and I sure hope it continuesto go well for her.

I just love this paper!  It's a new paper pack I picked up at Archiver's called "Forever Fall Collection" by BoBunny!  It's a 6x6 pad!  I can't believe all the adorable little packages coming out in that size!  I have been so good lately up until I went to Scrapfest and the Milwaukee Stamping Expo!

Have a nice day!



Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Yay for Fall!

So sorry I haven't posted in a few days, I've been having some computer problems!  I just hate computers when they act up!  But my uncle has it all fixed, so I should be able to get things posted again!

So excited it is fall, I just love fall color!  The trees here are beginning to turn colors!

Just a pretty picture I found on the internet.

Have a nice day!


Sunday, October 2, 2011

My Favorite Things Creative Vision Blog Hop

Good morning stampers!

Welcome to another Creative Vision Team Themed Blog Hop.  Today we are sharing projects made with "My Favorite Things".  As you hop hop hop your way around, make sure to become a Creative Vision Blog follower if you are not already, then leave some love for a chance to WIN a Shopping Spree to the Creative Clear Stamp Store!

You should have came here from the Creative Vision Blog, if not please start there.  You don't want to miss out on any fun! 

My Favorite Things

What a great theme!  A chance to share our favorite crafting items as well as showing off some Creative Vision stamps!!

Here's my creation:
 I tend to have a pretty clean and simple style, yet I think elegant, which is what I decided to go with on this card to show off some of my favorite crafting items!!  My favorite crafting item is BLING!!  I used one on the flowers and a few along the border punched paper.  Which is another one of my other favorite items...border punches and I love dies.  I also love using RIBBON!!  I have a huge paper addiction as well!

I also love FLOWERS!  Which is why I was attracted to this "Thank You" set.  For this card I decided to use the entire stamp as I have used it to make flowers on a previous card.  That post can be found here.

The "Thank You" stamp set is so versatile!  So many things can be done with it!  I love it!

And lastly I LOVE my Creative Inspirations Paint!  They add such a wonderful shimmer to anything!  I used "Amethyst" to add shimmer to the purple cardstock paper.  Just look at the shimmer:

As a little thank you for hopping with me today, here is a gift for you!  $5.00 off any $15.00 or more purchase at the Creative Clear Stamp Store to get some FUN stamps of your own!

Just use the code below at the checkout so Laura knows I sent you!  It is not valid towards shipping, it cannot be combined with any other offer or discount, and it expires October 4th, 2011 at midnight.
Code: BH10K

On with the hop.....

but don't forget to become a follower of Creative Vision's blog and leave some love, it could make you a winner!

Your next stop is Stephanie's blog!



CI Paints Inspired By: Buttons

This week's challenge at Creative Inspiration Paints is:

Inspired By: Buttons

Let's see some creations with buttons!

Join in, we'd love to see what you create, and most importantly you have a chance at winning some paints for yourself!  You'll love the shimmer! 

For this card I used a Prairie Fairy Design's image called "Harley Boy".  My aunt called me the other night wanting a manly birthday card, perferably a motorcycle one.  And she needed it ASAP.  Well thankfully some of PF's images when purchased come with a colored version for those last minute cards!  What a deal!  If you don't have time to color in an image, you can just quickly print the colored version and put it on a card! 

The inside reads "May your day be sunny & bright with an open road before you!  Happy Birthday!"

Have a great day!