Wednesday, December 14, 2011

I'm BACK!!!

Hello there!! I am BAAAAACCCCKKKKK!! Did ya miss me? I took a break to focus on my family, Etsy Store and to try to just keep up with the everyday stuff!
I am back to show you some new tags that I will be featuring in my store for 2012!

Perfect for baby showers, gifts, etc.
Perfect for your favorite person, weddings, anniversary, etc!

Coffee Tags!! I love to receive Starbucks, Cocoa, etc! What a perfect way to show the coffee lover, you are thinking about them!
Come check out my Etsy store for more info on each of these tags!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Back to School!

Happy Wednesday, y'all!! Hope everyone is staying cool and hydrated in this heat! OUCH it's hot!

Today, 7 Kids has another challenge for you! This week's challenge is:

Back to School!

It's almost that time of year (silently saying yay!!) and I wanted to make a quick teacher gift and card.I used Shy Kiki LaRue from CC Designs for my card. Something about her clothes just screams school! I decided to make a matching Post-It Note Holder to go with my card. These are super-simple to make using a binder clip, some cardstock, ribbon, post-it notes and a coaster. I used SU cardstock and Paper Studio DP.
I used these Nesties to cut her out. I used Copics to color Kiki and blue ink to distress the edges of the stamped image.

Stamps - Shy KikiLaRue, Sentiment (PTI)
Paper - Paper Studio DP, SU cardstock,
Ink - Memento, Copics
Accessories - Nestabilities, Post it note, coaster, binder clip, ribbon, buttonm star punch


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

More Spooky-ness!!

Happy Tuesday! I have been busy working on Halloween tags among other stuff! It is raining here and one of my kiddos is under the weather, so we are hangin out at home! I did help my 8 year old beat a boss level on Super Mario Galaxy 2! I might be grown up, but I still enjoy my video games here and there! LOL!

These uber cool images are from the Magic of OZ #3 Cling set available for pre-order over at 7 Kids! These tags would be perfect for tying up a Halloween treat for classmates, neighbors or just something sweet for your kids!

I stamped these images using some Black Soot Distress Ink

and distressed them with some Tea Dye Distress Ink - both from Tim Holtz. The Wicked tags were cut out using these Nestabilities.

Here is a variation without the Tea Dye ink.

Stamps - Magic of OZ #3 Clings (Graphic 45), sentiments other than Wicked (PTI)
Paper - PTI carstock
Ink - Black Soot, Tea Dye Distress Ink
Accessories - Nestabilities, ribbon, Crop-A-Dile, corner rounder


Thursday, August 4, 2011

Christmas is Coming!!

Well, it's still pretty far off, but it is never too late to start planning!

I made a new project for the 7 Kids Challenge this week:

Anything But a Card!!

I decided to make a Christmas Planner to help me stay organized this year! Lord knows I need it! I feel like my head is not screwed on straight this year. I definitely have ADD as an adult! I swear I cannot stay on task these days! Ugh! I used Santa's Helper Tilda from Magnolia, which is out of stock at 7 Kids right now, but Tab should be getting her and other Magnolia Christmas stamps back in stock soon!


Speaking of Magnolia stamps.... Tab is offering a 15% discount on the brand new Winner Takes All Collection Pre-Order (that collection only)!!! Use the code: WINNER through Aug 9th to receive the discount! Such cuties in this collection!


I used a notepad from PTI for the inside and some 'vintage' Basic Grey papers on the outside. I used Nesties to cut out the title which I created on my PC and distressed it with some Fired Brick Distress Ink to distress all of the edges. I added a poinsetta flower, leaf, pom pom ribbon and pearl brad for embellishments.
Here are the Copics used: E11, 00, 000, R30, R39, 37, 35, 32, E42, 41, 40, E59, 57, 55, 53. I added some Stickles to Tilda's hat and lace on her top. Here is a quick peek at the inside of the planner.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Stamps - Santa's Helper (Magnolia), title (PC)
Paper - SU Cardstock, Basic Grey DP
Ink - Memento, Copics, Distress Ink (Tim Holtz)
Accessories - Stickles, Copic ABS, Nestabilities, Pearl Brad, poinsetta and Leaf, loopy Punch (Martha Stewart)


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

You're Fintastic!

Good Tuesday Afternoon, y'all! I am back from the beach with my kids - just in time for Shark Week to start!! So glad to be out of the water! LOL! We love the beach, but are very careful in the water.

I decided to make a beachy card, using Pearl Tidepool from CC Designs.

These series of mermaids are adorable and I love them! 7 Kids carries the whole line of these bathing beauties!! I colored Pearl with Copics, cut out and added Stickles to her tail. I airbrushed the doily with B05 Copic Marker and then added some Glimmer Mist to it for some shimmer. I then smeared on some MudPuddles sand and added some seashells! The sentiment was computer generated and punched out distressed along with all of the other papers and popped it up.

Copics used: E11, 00, 000, R30, YR09, 04, 02, 00, B05, G99, 94, 00, 20, E59, 57, 55, 53


New at 7 Kids College Fund:

Magnolia Stamps - Winner Takes All Pre-order now in the store!!! These are sooo cute!


Stamps - Pearl Tidepool (CC Designs), sentiment (PC)
Paper - Creative Imaginations DP, SU Cardstock
Ink - Memento, Copics
Accessories - Stickles, Copic ABS, Maya Road Ribbon, Mudpuddles, Shells, Doily, Distress Tool


Sunday, July 24, 2011

Tricks or Treats?

Happy Sunday, y'all!! It is pouring here in FL right now, so I thought I would throw together a little Halloween project. Yes, it is time for me to start working on Halloween stuff!

I made a Treat container using an upcycled Tootsie Roll container. This would make a cute gift to give a neighbor filled with whatever sweet or spooky treat you like!

This is So Spooky Tilda. She is out of stock at the moment, but I am sure Tab will be getting her back in stock soon. I colored her with Copics and cut her out. She is popped up on top of the doily I sponged with orange and black distress ink. I used 2 different Martha Stewart punches: drippy goo and spooky picket fence. The picket fence is hard to find, but this is a good substitute.
Here is the side view of the sentiment. I stamped them with black distress ink and cut them out. They were sponged with purple and black distress ink and popped up with 3-D tape.

Here is a close-up of Tilda. The Copics I used are:

E11, 00, 000, R30, V09, 06, 04, 01, C7, 5, 3, 1, E37, 35, 33, 59, 57, 55, 53, 50, Y26, 21

Other News:

Stamps - So Spooky Tilda, sentiment (PTI)
Paper - K & Co, cardstock (SU)
Ink - Memento, Copics, orange ink (SU), black distress ink (Tim Holtz)
Accessories - doily, sponges, fence punch, drippy goo punch (Martha Stewart), black baker's twine

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

We all scream for Ice Cream!!!

Happy Wednesday!! Hope everyone is having a fine day so far. My boys have a friend over to play and we are just hanging out today! Love days like this!

7 Kids has a brand new challenge out today:

Texturize It!

*Use lots of product and embossing to add texture to your project!

I decided we all need a little more ice cream in our lives, so I used Ice Cream Birgitta from CC Designs. This super yummy paper is Hello Luscious from Basic Grey (my new favorite!) I distressed all of the edges of the paper with this tool. Quick, easy and adds lots of texture and dimension! I embossed the teal panel behind Birgitta with a Swiss Dots embossing folder. I added some Stickles to her ice cream and the flowers.

Here are the Copics I used:
E11, 00, 000, R30, BG10, 11, 13, Y26, 21, E50, Y17, 11, RV17, 14, 13, G12, 20

Be sure to stop by all of the other 7 Kids DT Members to check out their sweetness too!

Stamps - Ice Cream Birgitta (CC Designs), sentiment (retired CC Designs)
Paper - Hello Luscious (Basic Grey), SU cardstock
Ink - Memento, Copics, SU Pink ink
Accessories - Stickles, Nestabilities, Fern Punch, paper distresser, flowers, bling, ribbon (offray), embossing folder

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, July 14, 2011

Halloween Tags

Good morning! I wanted to stop by and quickly share the new Halloween tags that are now in my Etsy Shop! Have an awesome morning!

Pumpkin Pail Tags (set of 6)

All tags are approx. 2 1/4" x 1 1/2", hand stamped and distressed. They are all tied with black and white baker's twine.

Jeweled Black Cat Tags (set of 5)

Pumpkin Halloween Tag Set (set of 6)
Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Mini Notecards

Hi Peeps,

I am back again with a quick post about some new items in my Etsy shop. These are mini notecard sets measuring 3" x 3". These are perfect for a gift tag, quick note to a friend or co-worker or to tuck in your child's lunch box! In addition to that, they are a perfect gift to keep on hand when you need to give a little gift!

They come in sets of 5 with white envelopes. I have Christmas as well as everyday styles in my shop. Here are some of the styles I have available in my shop:

Each set comes packaged with 5 cards and 5 envelopes, a coordinating belly band and wrapped in a cellophane envelope.
Don't see what color/quantity you like? Just email me and I can make custom orders!


Hawaiian Birthday

Happy Wednesday!! It has been sooo long since I have posted! My family and I took a long road trip to visit family in TX. It was so much fun to see my brothers, cousins and other family. I have been trying to get back into the swing of things since I got back, but had a lot to take care of after my 2 week trip!

I have a new card to share with you using one of the new CC Designs Swiss Pixies stamps.

This is Hawaiian Birgitta. I love these stamps! They are so easy to color and cute! I used some delicious new paper from Basic Grey - Hello Luscious. This paper is simply yummy! I layered lots of flowers and leaf punches on this simple layout. I cut the image out and layered it with some Nesties.
Copics used:
E11, 00, 000, R37, 35, 32, YG95, 93, 91, 00, Y26, 21, E50, E37, 35, 33, 31, R30, C7, 5, 3, 1

Stamps - Hawaiian Birgitta (CC Designs), sentiment (PC)
Paper - Hello Luscious (Basic Grey), SU cardstock
Ink - Memento, Copics
Accessories - Stickles, Copic ABS, Nestabilities, Fern Punch, Leaf Punch (MS), Pearls (Melissa Francis), WOC Flowers


Thursday, June 23, 2011

Patriotic Birthday!!

Good Thursday Morning to ya! I have a new birthday card to show you today. My MIL asked me to make a card for a friend of hers whose birthday is on July 4th! What a fun day to have a birthday IMO. I used Birthday Tilda for this card and lots of SPARKLE!

I added Stickles to the cake, flowers and around the edges of the stamped image and sentiment. I computer generated the sentiment as I have lost my beloved stamp that had the same sentiment. I think I might have accidentally thrown it out. It was an acrylic stamp, so it probably got lost in the shuffle and ended up in the trash by accident. I punched lots of red and blue leaves and added WOC flowers.

Here is a close-up of Tilda - you can see her sparkly cake!

Gotta get this off to my MIL today so she can mail it off - oops, I am running late!

Stamps - Birthday Tilda (Magnolia)
Paper - PTI cardstock and DP, Bazzill cardstock
Ink - Memento, Copics
Accessories - Stickles, Nestabilities, Fern Punch


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

It's So Fluffy! 7 Kids Challenge #24

Happy Wednesday, y'all! Hope everyone is staying cool today! It is supposed to be 100 degrees today in jax, FL and the wildfires here are making it very smokey! So, I think I will just stay inside and craft today! Pull up a glass of lemonade and come check out my latest card for the 7 Kids Challenge Blog.

The challenge this week is to make it FLUFFY using felt, suede, fun flock or Flower Soft.
I chose to use the Raspberry Fizz Ultra Fine Flower Soft on Tilda's flowers in her basket! I used the Tilda with Flowing Hair stamp. The DP is some Lemonade from Basic Grey as well as some polka dot Bo Bunny DP too. Tilda was cut out using this Nestie. I inked the edges of the stamped image and the sentiment (CC Designs) with some SU retired ink.
I colored Tilda with these Copics:
Skin - E11, 00, 000, R30
Hair - E59, 57, 35, 53
Dress - E95, 93, 21, 00, 000
All Else - E37, 35, 33, 31, W5, 3, 00, C5, 3, 1

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps - Tilda with Flowing Hair, sentiment (CC Designs)
Paper - Lemonade DP (Basic Grey), Bo Bunny DP, SU cardstock
Ink - Memento, Copics
Accessories - Flower Soft, Nestabilities, Fern Punch, leaf punch (MS), WOC flowers