Sunday, November 8, 2009

Christmas Ornaments

I made these ornaments for a swap I'm in. I took empty ribbon rolls and cut one ridge off. I then painted them with acrylic paint and decorated!!!! Didn't they turn out cute!!!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Happy Halloween

I'm not one who usually does anything for halloween but I was sent this cute set of clear stamps and wanted to use them! I used distress inks for the background and a cottonball for the spiderweb in the corner!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Christmas Gift Tag

I made a set of 20. I used wadded up plastic baggie and dipped in my ink to do the background. It gives it a nice little pattern.

Going Nuts?

I just love this stamp set. I don't think I'll ever get tired of playing around with it!!!!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Halloween Garland

Got the idea from someone who posted this link over at the Stamp Shack. They used them for candy covers but I decided to turn them into garland!!!!! It was super easy too.

Saturday, September 12, 2009


Well since I'm a Texan I couldn't resist buying this stamp set!! It has alot of really good stamps and this card I made into a birthday card!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Magnolia Elephant

I kept seeing this stamp online and knew I had to have it. I think

it took me about a month to finally break down and buy it. It was so worth it!! It's such a cute stamp!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Some things I've been working on.

Well since I started working full-time it's hard to find time to post stuff! These are from some of my recent swaps. I promise to try harder to post more often!!!

Monday, August 3, 2009

A couple of swaps

This is for a swap I'm participating in. The hostess sent us all the same image then we had to make something with it. I altered it a bit. The hippo is suppose to have a bird on it's back and a tail but I decided she was cute without them!!!

This is for a swap I'm hosting. It's a time theme swap. I bought this clock stamp just for this swap!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Vegge out!

I made this atc for a surprise swap I hosted. I pop-dotted all the fruit to give it something extra.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Shoes, shoes, shoes!

I bought a new set of stamps yesterday and this shoe was part of them. Isn't it great!!! I made this card for a swap I'm hosting that's all about shoes!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Here's the scoop round two

Well it's sad to say but I had a flaker in the My Favorite Things Theme swap. I had to come up with another atc. This is what I came up with. I used distress ink and cut and dry foam to ink the edges of the image.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Monday, June 29, 2009

I've been published!!!!

This is soooo exciting!! I've been published in the September issue of Scrap & Stamp Arts Magazine!! This is the card that was published!!! Whoo-Hoo!!!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


I made this for a skull themed swap I'm in over at the Stamp Shack. I stamped the skull onto white cardstock with clear embossing ink then sprinkled clear embossing powder over it. Then I used a black ink pad and ran across the top and took a paper towel and wiped the ink off of the skulls.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Distress Ink Tutorial

This is such a fun technique to play with that I thought I would show how easy it is to do! You can use any color combos to make stunning effects. Have fun playing!!!

The supplies you'll need is a Ranger craft sheet, three colors of distress ink, perfect pearls, a paint brush and a spray bottle of water.

First take your inks and press them directly onto your craft sheet. You can use as many or as few colors as you like. I like to use three.

Next you will dip your dry brush into some perfect pearls.

Then you will sprinkle the perfect pearls on top of your ink colors. You can see that here.
Next is to spray the inks and perfect pearls with water.

Now take your white cardstock and run through. You will need to press it and pick it up and look at it. Just keep running it through the colors you want to get the right effect.
This is what it will look like once you lift it up. Now wait for it to dry and have some fun playing with your beautiful work!!!

Distress Inks

I was playing around with my distress inks today. I made this atc using them. I took three colors of ink and put them onto my craft mat, then I sprinkles some perfect pearls on top and sprayed with water. I ran a regular piece of cardstock through it to pick up the color. Very easy and really dramatic effects!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

A butterfly must forget

I copied the layout from I used shell pink alcohol ink for the background.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Flowers in abudance

This is a tin that Traci sent me. She said she didn't know what to do with it so I took it off her hands! LOL!! Anyway, I cut a piece of paper and stamped it then glued it to the inside then glued primaflowers to the lid.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Bird atc

This is another bird atc. I used purple twilight and raspberry alcohol inks for the background. I then did heat embossing on the edges and for the bird.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Birthday Wishes

After I finished my grape atc I needed to clean up my craft

sheet of the dried alcohol ink. I poured some blending solution on it then ran a clean piece of glossy cardstock through it until it was all soaked up. This is what it looked like! Just way to pretty to use but I thought it would make a great card!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Age Six

This is a scrapbook page I did a couple of years ago. I made an entire scrapbook of Nathan and I growing up. Here I have put us at six years old on the same page. Most of the ages I have two separate pages but some I have stuck us together.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Everything's Grapes!

This grape atc is for my fruit themed swap. I used alcohol inks on the background then I put clear embossing powder over the grape image to make it shine!

Saturday, May 30, 2009


I made this atc for a zoo/jungle theme swap over at the stamp shack. It was great because I got to use new paper and a stamp I had never used before!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Skunk Love!

This was made for a challenge over at the stamp shack. We had to use a sketch and this is what I came up with!!!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


I just love this stamp!!! I made this card for a challenge over at the Stamp Shack!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Bird Theme

This is for a swap I'm hosting. The theme is birds and I have had this set of stamps for close to 7 months and haven't used them yet.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Birthday card

I bought this stamp from someone online a couple of months ago. I think it's just a great stamp! I colored the image using Bic Markers and Prismacolor pencils.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Western Theme

These are for a swap I'm hosting. The theme is western and I found these cute little cowboy boots and hat's at HL and knew I had to use them. The stamp set is from Clear Dollar Stamps. I used Bic Markers, Copic Marker and Prismacolor pencils to color it.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


My friend Sarah sent me this cute owl stamp and I couldn't wait to play with him!!! Thanks Sarah, I love him!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Your one sweet cookie!!!

I made this recipe card for a swap I'm hosting over at the stamp shack. These are the best cookies ever!!! I make them for Christmas every year and every one always loves them!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

You're Simply Sweet

I made this atc for a swap I hosted over at the Stamp Shack. I found this yummy paper at M's and didn't buy it at first because I didn't have a coupon. I went back a week later and they only had one pack left!!!! I'm glad I was able to get it. All of the paper in the pack is really great!!!

Monday, March 9, 2009

You make life sweet

This is a card I made for a drink swap that I'm hosting. I'm putting one of those single pack

of Lipton ice tea with lemon in each card.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Baby Girl

I made this card for my SIL's baby shower that was today. The sides fold out. It really is a cute pattern!! I got the template from the stamp shack.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Baby bonnet

As some of you may know my brother is getting ready to have his first baby. She isn't even born yet and she is already spoiled!!!! This is a baby bonnet I just got finished knitting for her!!!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Altered spice can challenge

I altered this little spice can and made it into a vase! The challenge was from Heather over at We Grow By Our Dreams. She sent the spice can so I could play along!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!!!!

Just wanted to wish you all a very a happy valentine's day!!! I hope your day is filled with lots of love!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Baby picture frame

Since I like how my other one turned out I decided to make one for my soon to be niece!!! She is due March 10 and I'm so excited I can hardly wait!!! I really like how my frame turned out and I know it's going to look terrific once there is a picture of her in it!!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Valentines Day/Anniversary Gift

I made this frame today today to give to Nathan for V-Day/Anniversary Gift. I wanted it to be kinda manly so I figured I'd do it black and white. I hope the red ribbon doesn't make it look too girly. What do you think?

Sunday, February 8, 2009

It's a girl!!

I made this card for my SIL. I am so excited about my little niece and can hardly wait for her to arrive! I know she is going to be very spoiled!!!!


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