Sunday, May 31, 2009

Another DCWV card

I stole the design for this card from Mojo Monday-it's sketch 86. I used the green card base and cut a strip of coordinating paper (included in the DCWV card pack) to go along the bottom. I used Martha Stewart's scallop dot border punch and added orange Stickles in the small holes to add some glitter. I found some dark blue paper in my scraps stash and embossed those pieces with the Cuttlebug's 'Spots and Dots' embossing folder. I then inked the raised image with my white VersaMark ink. The sentiment is a sticker that was also included with the DCWV pack.
Thanks for looking!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Thinking of You

A couple of weeks ago, I was shopping in the scrapbooking aisle of Big Lots and came across something I'd never seen before from DCWV--a pack of ready-to-make cards with coordinating paper/stickers. I think it had 20 cards, if I remember correctly, and I paid...$3. Deal! They were made to be 5 1/2" square, but I don't have any envelopes that size, so I trimmed them down to regular A2 size. (5 1/2" x 4 1/4")
So, these were two of the cards in the stack and I finished them quickly by simply adding stickles around the circles and tying ribbon around the bottom. I used an exacto knife to cut a slit in each card on either side of the 'you' circle in order to thread my ribbon underneath.
Couldn't be easier!
Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


The journaling reads:

"I've always loved sitting out on the rock jetty at Morro Bay, with the sea stretched as far as the eye could see...listening to the waves crash against the rocks & feeling the ocean spray...
Secretly, I fantasized about being proposed to at this very spot...ideally it would be as the sun was sinking low on the horizon, with my groom-to-be on one knee, presenting me with a beautiful diamond ring.
Little did I know that, less than 4 years later, a boy named Scott would make this romantic dream of mine come true!!"

This is my submission for the challenge over at Whimsical Scraps and Bugs. We had a color palette to work with, and we were encouraged to use our Cuttlebug along with our Cricuts, of course. I based the design off a sketch from PageMaps. You can find it in the February 2009 archives here--you'll have to scroll down a few to find it.
I used Thickers for the title, Plantin Schoolbook for the hearts and the bracket, Swiss Dots and Perfectly Paisley embossing folders, and some buttons along the bottom of the journaling. The faux stitching is done using a stamp from Studio G and lightly tracing it with brown and red pens. The subtitle on the heart was made using rub-ons from Autumn Leaves. The paper is from the DCWV summer stack.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Flowerpot card-thank you

Here's another flowerpot card I promised in a recent post. This was actually the first one that I made. I used Walk in My Garden for the flowers & leaves, and I used stickles to add some sparkle. The stamp is from Studio G and the border on the flowerpot is Martha Stewart's Scallop Dot punch. Here's what it looks like when the sentiment is revealed:Thanks for looking! I hope everyone enjoys the long weekend. If you or someone in your family is a member of the military, a special thank you to you for your sacrifice! Happy Memorial Day.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

miss you

This card was a breeze to make and I love the simplicity of it. It is not my original design and for the life of me I cannot find the artist from whom I stole the idea. I'll keep looking though and make sure to link her blog to this post when I find it. I guess that's what happens when you add about 50 blogs to your bookmarks all in a's hard to find exactly what you're looking for, eh? :)
Anyway, I used Stampin Up' stamps for the flower (Botanical Blooms) and the sentiment (Little Hellos). The border is Martha Stewart's Scallop Dot punch. The rest is pretty self-explanatory.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

My Friend-Flowerpot card

Ee gads! My poor neglected blog!! I've been working on a few projects since I last posted that I hope to get uploaded here within the next week or so, so keep checking back. And thanks for my small and mighty group of followers-- you are an encouragement to me! Here's a card for all of my blogging friends today:
I stole this idea from Dawn who got this idea from Stephanie. So, it's by no means my idea at all! But it's cute and I wanted to make a few. You can find directions at either link above if you want to make one of your own. The flowers pull out from the flowerpot pocket to reveal your message. So fun! I love it! (You will be seeing a few different versions of this over the next week as I upload all of my projects.)
For these sunflowers--(aren't they so cheerful?) I used Cricut's Walk in My Garden cartridge. The stamped sentiment is from Studio G.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Happy Mother's Day, Mojo-style

Well it's that time of year again to work on Mother's Day cards. Once again, Mojo Monday pulled through with an awesome sketch that I used to make 2 cards with 2 different looks for 2 special mothers. Without further ado, here they are:
This one is for you, Mom Staley. So, if you're reading this, you get a sneak peak. That's okay, though, because unfortunately your card will probably not arrive on time for Sunday. As I was about to mail it, I thought I might add a finishing touch of stickles around the heart and then I remembered that it has to dry before I put it in the envelope, and the deadline for the mail to go out today had passed by the time it had dried. So, when you are feeling like you have a lame daughter on Sunday who "forgot" about Mother's Day, please feel free to visit my blog and see the card that should be arriving on Monday. Oops. ;)
I used Memory Makers patterened paper and black and cream cardstock for this card. The heart was cut with Graphically Speaking and the black paper was embossed with the Swiss Dots folder. I do not know the brand of the stamps or the ribbon. Here's another view:
And this one is for my special mother-in-law, Rose. This one should be there in time for Mother's Day. :) I used the DCWV "Pocketfull of Posies" stack for the patterned paper. The scallop is a Martha Stewart border punch, "Scallop Dot." The ribbon is from American Crafts and I used stickles for the flower and for the border around the sentiment. The orange paper is embossed with the Floral Fantasy folder.
Another view:And here is the sketch that I used for both of these cards: It is Mojo Monday Sketch #85.
Thanks for looking, and I hope all the moms reading this enjoy their Mother's Day weekend!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


I created this layout for a challenge at Whimsical Scraps and Bugs. The challenge was to use sketch #81 from Mojo Monday (pictured below) and a favorite verse or quote. If you have looked at my blog recently, you'll already know that I love Mojo Monday for their creative card designs. This time, though, I wanted to use the sketch to create a layout. I chose Psalm 127:3 for the verse which says, "Sons are a heritage from the Lord, children a reward from Him." The picture is of our firstborn on Easter of 2007 with my hubby Scott. The paper is from the DCWV "All About Boys" stack. The title font is from the Cricut Calligraphy cartridge and the frame for the verse, the stars, and the circles at the bottom are all from Graphically Speaking. I hand-sewed the borders and the circle around the stars. The circles at the bottom have a stamp on them that says "a son is a blessing; a son is a gift." Brads in the center finish it off.

Thanks for looking!