Sunday, October 16, 2011


These are two Christmas brag books I made. The first pic are the covers.

 This pic is of the inside of the front of the books.

This pic is of the inside back of the books. I think I will make more of these, they were fun.
Cardstock: Cranberry Crisp, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, and Very Vanilla
DSP: Holiday Thyme
Punch: Five Petal Flower
Die Cut: Perfect Pennants
I also used Vintage Brads.


I found the tutorial for these cute "boo boxes" here What a cute idea! Behind the "boo" should be a piece of candy, but I did not have any that fit at the moment. When I saw these I had to make them right away!
Cardstock: Basic Black, Pear Pizazz, Whisper White
Stamp Set: Spooky Bingo Bits
Punches: Petal Card, Postage Stamp, and 1 circle
Ink: Basic Black and Pear Pizazz
Markers: Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, and Pear Pizazz
I also used silver brads, dimensionals, and window sheets

Saturday, October 15, 2011


I love to make banners, you can use so many different items all in one project. I totally love the eclectic feel.
Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, and Pear Pizazz
DSP: ?
Punch/Die: Scallop Circle Punch and Perfect Pennants
Other items I used are, Chipboard Letters, Paper Piercing Kit,  Twine, Vintage Brad, Library Clip, Brads, and Raven Trim Lace (retired- I am a hoarder!)


These cards are made with the sketch from #91.
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, and Chocolate Chip
DSP: Good Morning Sunshine
Stamps: Easy Events
Ink: Crumb Cake
Markers: Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Real Red, and Bashful Blue
Punches: 2 1/4 and 2 1/2 circles

Friday, October 14, 2011


Pinned Image

I was so inspired when I saw this card on Pinterest. Of course after looking at the designer I was not surprised, I have been following for a while now, not sure how I missed this beauty! To make the "tissue box" I scored all 4 sides enough to fold over, and used doubled up pop dot to secure it to the paper.
Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Early Espresso, and Whisper White
DSP: Sweet Always
Ink: Early Espresso
Stamp Set: Petite Pairs
Punches: Modern Label, Small Oval and Scallop Oval
I also used dimensionals, Pretty in Pink ribbon and Vintage Trinkets


This card was inspired by the sketch #136. I am so happy with how this turned out. It makes me feel "happy"!
Carstock: Pink Pirouette, Early Espresso, and Whisper White
DSP: Sweet Always
Ink: Early Espresso, Pretty in Pink, and Pumpkin Pie
Stamp Set: Posy Punch
I also used Early Espresso ribbon and dimensionals.

Punch: 3/4 circle

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


I made this card for the color challenge #90.
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Rich Razzleberry, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, and Chocolate Chip
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Markers: Pretty in Pink, Rich Razzleberrry,  and Certainly Celery
Stamp Set: Just Believe
I also used the Scallop border punch, Martha Stewart chopping scissors, and Twine


This card is definetely out of my comfort zone, but I wanted to give it a try. It is for sketch challenge #239 at .
Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, and Chocolate Chip
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Markers: Rich Razzleberry, Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, and Certainly Celery
Stamp Set: Just Believe
Punches: 2 1/4 and 2 1/2 circles
I also used Chocolate Chip brads


I found this beautiful box on one of my favorite sites, where she then directed me to the video for the box. It is also for challenge #27.
Cardstock: Basic Black, Confetti White, and Pear Pizazz
Stamp Set: Twick or Tweet
Ink: Soft Suede and Crumb Cake
DSP: ?
I also used a vintage brad and dimensionals.

Monday, October 10, 2011


This card is for 2 challenges. First its for challenge #5 and also for my personal Christmas Card Challenge, #25.
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, More Mustard, and Hearts and Snow Much Fun
Punches: Snowflake, 2 1/2 and 1 3/8 Cirlces, Scallop Circle, and Decorative Label
I also used the Snow Burst embossing folder and the Water Color Crayons.  

Friday, October 7, 2011


This card is a bit more simple in design, light on the layers, but beautiful. The sketch is for challenge # 135. It is also # 24 in my Christmas Card Challenge.
Cardstock: Basic Gray and Whisper White
DSP: Wintergreen
Stamps: Snow Flurries and Bright Christmas
Ink: Pool Party and Basic Gray
I also used  Basic Gray ribbon, the 3/4 circle and ribbon border punch.

Thursday, October 6, 2011


Create Sketches Square-017

I love how this card turned out. I wanted something that was manly but with a twist! This for the challenge over at  CCMC#170.
Cardstock: Basic Gray, Confetti White, and Baja Breeze
Stamps: Medallion and Grunge Rock
Ink: Whisper White Craft and Basic Gray
I also used Basic Gray ribbon, the Scallop Border punch, 1 1/4 and 1 3/4 circle puches and white embossing powder


This shadow box is from the Dollar Store. I am still in need of 2 photos to add, but I did not want to wait unitl I got them to post this. I am so happy with how this turned out. I had just got the shadow box recently, and I found a blog post on the Crate Paper blog and I was inspied!
Cardstock: Naturals Ivory, More Mustard, and Pear Pizzazz
Assorted DSP
Stamps: You're a Gem and Four Frames
Ink: Black
 I also used the Vinatage Rub-ons,  Tags,  Brads, Decorative Label Punch, and some other assorted Stampin Up! items.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


This card is a remake of a card from my card class. The frills are the same but I omitted the leaves, changed the ribbon, and added brads and a sentiment.  I just love the frills! I tweeked it for challenge #26. It called for Fall theme and lots of Brads.
Cardstock: Very Vanilla
DSP: Spice Cake
Stamps: Thankful For...
Ink: Soft Suede
I used misc. brad colors and Soft Suede ribbon

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


This is also a card from card class. Its #23 for my Christmas Card Challenge. I am remaining optomistic on being able to hit 52.
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
Ink: Always Artichoke and Crumb Cake
Stamps: Medallion, En Francias, and Bright Christmas
Markers: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake and Always Artichoke
I also used the Scallop Border punch and the Decorative Label punch.


This card was made for our card class last night. I love how it turned out.
Stamps: Gently Falling
DSP: Spice Cake
Ink: Soft Suede and Pool Party
The ribbon is actually Early Espresso, I realize after, but it goes ok.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


This card is for challenge #104. It calls for a color challenge as well as choosing a past Colour Queen to use as inspiration. I chose #75. It also makes #22 for my Christmas Card Challenge.
Cardstock: Early Espresso and Whisper White
Ink: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Rose Red, Old Olive, and Crumb Cake
Stamps: Made from Scratch and Christmas Greetings
I also used Early Espresso marker, and ribbon, the snowflake punch, and a button from my collection.


This card was made with sketch #134 from  It is also #21 in my Christmas Card Challenge.
Cardstock: Pear Pizzazz, Purely Pomegranete, Old Olive, and Very Vanilla
DSP: Jolly Holiday
Stamps: Merry and Bright
Punches: Snowflake, Scallop Border, and 1 1/4 circle
I also used my water brush and glitter glue.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


While blog surfing I stumbled upon and she had made this card. I tweaked it alittle for me, but it was a great card. This is #20 for my Christmas Challenge.
Cardstock: Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, and Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Early Espresso, Wild Wasabi, Cherry Cobbler, and Whisper White Craft
Stamps: Medallion, Snow Burst, Beautiful Season (Christmas saying), and Clearly for You (for you)
Punches:  Snowflake, Lovely Label, and 1 1/4 circle
I also used White embossing powder, White Satin ribbon, button brad and safety pin for the tag, and a button from my collection.


I made this card for my nephew for Halloween. I used  sketch #65 from challenge.
Cardstock: Basic Black, Peach Parfait, and Naturals Ivory
DSP: Pick Your Pioson
Stamps: Fang-tastic
Punches: 2 1/4, and 2 1/2 circles
I also used my paper piercing kit, dimensionals, and scallop circles #2 die cut.

Monday, September 26, 2011


This is card #19 for my Christmas Card Challenge. The sketch is from , its #20.
Cardstock: Kraft, Whisper White,  Early Espresso, Ridinghood Red, and Not Quite Navy
Stamps: Scandanavian Season, and Jolly Old Saint Nick
Ink: Early Espresso, and Versamark
Punches: 2 1/2 and 2 3/8 circles, and Scallop Border
I used clear embossing powder to emboss the snowfakes and mittens. I also used an embossing folder, brad, and seam binding ribbon.


Here is Christmas Card #18. This is also a sketch from , Sketch #128.
Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White, and Marina Mist
DSP: Candy Cane Christmas
Stamp Set: A Cute Christmas
Punches: Corner Rounder, Word Window, 1 3/8 circle, and Scallop circle punches
The ribbon is Wild Wasabi

Saturday, September 24, 2011


I am really hoping to catch up! This should be fun. Here is card #17.
Cardstock: Naturals Ivory, and Cherry Cobbler
Stamps: Bingo Card, Many Merry Messages, and Jolly Bingo Bits
Ink: Early Espresso, So Saffron, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery, Peach           Parfait, Pink Pirouette, Basic Black
I also used Dimensionals and Vintage Brads

Friday, September 23, 2011


This card would be # 16 in my 52 cards by Christmas (a card a week). I would like to see if I can still pull it off.  This is a sketch from .This card does not really use a stamp set like I challenged myself, but it is a Christmas card.
Cardstock: Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze, and Very Vanilla
Ink: Crumb Cake
Stamp Set: Forest Festivities
I also used the Northern Frost die cut strip from Sizzix, the Decorative Label Punch, Stampin Up! courduroy buttons, my paper piercing kit, and a Sizzix Snowflake embossing folder that I inked instead of embossing.

Friday, June 17, 2011


For those of you who do follow me, you know that since I am a Stampin Up! demonstrator I am only aloud to advertise their supplies. Don't get me wrong, I love Stampin Up!, but I have started a new blog that allows me to publish supplies from other companies. I will continue to post here when they are strickly Stampin Up! supplies, but I will be primarily using Michelle's Little Creations for everything else. My goal is to start my own craft business, and sell at craft fairs, hopefully this fall. I have much to make.Wish me luck! Thank you for watching.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


I saw this tutorial on and knew it was the perfect layout for the stamp set I wanted to use. This is a birthday card for my friends daughter, she is having a luau party.
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, and Whisper White
DSP: Buid a Bear
Stamp Sets: Tropical Party and Word Play
Ink: Melon Mambo, Chocolate Chip and Old Olive
Markers: Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink and Old Olive

Monday, May 23, 2011

CPS #218

It's been a while since I've made a card, wow! I made this card for challenge.
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Basic Black and Whisper White
DSP: Black from the Neutrals Pack, Floral?
Stamp Set: Friends Rock
Ink: Basic Black

Friday, May 20, 2011


Had a jewelery making party the other day for the girls in my family. It was really fun. I know this is not "papercraft" related, but still a craft and I'm proud of it!

Thursday, May 19, 2011


This layout is in memory of my sweet  Pooka. She was 6 months old. She had a severe hernia that was obstructing her breathing. We tried to do the surgery, but she was not strong enough, she passed away on the table while being prepped. I thought I was doing better, but when our newest kitten passed of Feline Leukemia I realized it was fresher than I thought. Our pets are like our family. I will do a page for my Oliver, I hadn't even had a chance to get them printed, but at least I got some.

Thursday, May 5, 2011


I made this card for my parents. Their cat passed away today. He was 17. We will miss him.
Cardstock: Basic Gray, Whisper White, Baja Breeze. and Basic Black
Ink: Basic Black and Versamark
Stamp Set: C is for Cat
I also used the Rough Texture wheel,  Scallop Circle die cut, circle punches, and leaves from bird punch.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


This coaster set was a gift from First Niagara Bank to the volunteers of student banking. Thank you back to them, it was a nice gift. I can slide the pieces out of the coaster and change them up whenever I want. They were meant to hold photos. I can also pop the tag off the front and change out the ribbon if I choose.