Tuesday, September 9, 2014

fast and furious slider card

for this card I stamped the truck from the fast and furious stamp set in honey ink and fussy cut it out. I cut the tires from the scalloped circle on art philosophy but next time will just stamp them in black and cut them out because I had to stamp them for the hub caps anyway. I marked 3/4 inch from the bottom of the card and 1 inch on both sides and half inch from the bottom mark, then used my paper trimmer to cut out the run. The pull tab is a 6 3/4 long 3/4 inch wide piece of scrap stamped in cranberry ink. I used 3d foam tape along the top and bottom of the track and glued a piece of 4 1/4 x 5 1/2in card stock on the inside panel. I then put the pull tab between the two fronts into the “pocket” that was created using the foam tape and pop dotted the truck to the tab.




Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Think positive Challenge

There is a challenge going around where we are asked to post 3 positive things we are thankful for 7 days. Because I live with Bipolar disorder I try to do a daily evaluation everyday to find the positive so that I do not become overtaken by the depression. I decided that I would not only do this challenge on my facebook but also wanted to share today's post here on my blog.  #1- I am thankful for my husband , who is a great father, a great listener, a great provider, my best friend. He is my partner, he makes me smile when I am down. He is supportive and kind and helpful. He is a hard worker. He never leaves in the morning without telling me he loves me. He helps me to see things from another prospective. We do not always agree but our differences in opinion about some things make us better parents and make our family unit stronger. I am thankful for everything he is and everything we are together #2- I am thankful for our home. I love waking up and being able to sit on the deck with my morning coffee, listening to the roosters crowing and the birds chirping, I am thankful to be in the mountains and far from the hustle and bustle and stresses of city life. I am thankful for people who love the city life but I am not one of them. my mom, I am thankful for everything that has to do with my mom. She taught us family values, that family comes first and that no matter what we are there for each other, family members mess up and sometimes let us down but they also lift us up and show us what is truly important in life. She taught us that sometimes people make mistakes, she taught us that no one is perfect, she taught us that everyone has their own reasons for the things they do and to try to see it from their point of view even if we do not agree with them. My mom is always available for me to talk to, to share the happy and the sad and anger, the fears and my dreams with. I am thankful for the strength she gives me just by listening. I am not going to nominate anyone else for this challenge but instead ask all my friends to reflect on what they are thankful for not everyday for 7 days but everyday that they open their eyes. There is so much pain and hurt and hate in this world that really thinking everyday about the positive things can help to get through the negative.

030   this picture was taken at Long Pond just around the corner from my home and it is my positive picture for today Smile

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Chalk it up

As always this time of year my thoughts are on the children going back to school and planning what I will do with those "first day" photos. Check out these cute layouts made with the chalk it up paper pack. There is no stamping on either of these layouts just the paper pack and the Complements and Assortments that go with the paper pack. HOW EASY IS THAT?!?!?!
12" x 12" You Amaze Me Layout
X7184B Chalk It Up Paper Packet
Magic: Secret™
X7184C Chalk It Up Complements
Z3009 Chalk It Up Assortment
Z2205 Black Exclusive Inks™ Re-inker
12" x 12" School Year Layout
Make It from Your Heart™ Vol. 2: Pattern 7
X7184B Chalk It Up Paper Packet
X7184C Chalk It Up Complements
Z3009 Chalk It Up Assortment
Z1935 Black & Grey Epoxy Bubbles

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

10 pack of scrapbook memory protectors for only 3$

During the month of August, when you purchase any of the 13 available Picture My Life™ scrapbooking programs featured in the 2014–2015 Annual Inspirations idea book at their full retail price of $24.95 USD / $27.50 CAD, you are eligible to add your choice of 1 of 8 qualifying Memory Protectors™ 10-packs for just $3 (USD & CAD)! Each Picture My Life scrapbooking program already includes a coordinating 10-pack of Memory Protectors, so when you add your additional 10-pack for only $3 you will be well on your way to your own picture-perfect pocket scrapbooking adventure!

August 14
               Avonlea                                                                    Babycakes                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
14-ss-pml-avonlea          14-ss-pml-babycakes

          Later Sk8r                                                            Surf’s Up
  14-ss-pml-later-sk8r  14-ss-pml-surfs-up

                    Skylark                                                Balloon Ride                                                                                                                                                                             
14-ss-pml-skylark  14-ss-pml-balloonride

               Chantilly                                                                  Pear & Partridge
14-ss-pml-chantilly  pear & partridge

 Chalk It Up
                                                                                                         Laughing Lola
chalk t up 14-ss-pml-laughing-lola

                          Wanderful                                               Seaside                                                            
wanderful  seaside 

                   For Always
for always

Picture My Life™ scrapbooking programs

box card

so I needed a Birthday card and I have been wanting to make one of these box card since I first saw them on pintrest.

I used black card stock for the base because I knew I wanted to use the Laughing Lola paper and have found that I love the way the Laughing Lola looks with black


the Laughing Lola was one of the paper packs that was retired but I have some kits left to make these if you are interested contact me Smile

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Creatively Redeeming Treasures Team Blog Hop --April

Welcome to the Creatively Redeeming Treasures Team Blog Hop. If you are coming from Elizabeth’s blog  you are in the right place.




We had an “anything goes” theme this month which gave me the perfect opportunity to make this card, I left off the sentiment for now so that I have a card on hand to use when I am short on time and need one in a hurry Winking smile

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I used my petite perks stamp set to make it. I also used Gypsy and Lagoon ink and the back ground is done with one of the stamps from my skylark workshop on the go kits. I love the work shop on the go because you can use the stamps from them over and over again.


Now hop on over the Helen’s blog and see what she has created for us

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

spring has sprung- frog pop up

when I came across the paper take weekly challenge and the theme was spring has sprung I just knew I needed to make a frog pop up card ( get it “spring” hahaha) I crack myself up Smile with tongue out


Anyway here is the card I made




for the base of the card I cut 2 pieces of cardstock at 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 and scored both at 4 1/4. I put some bubble solution in a cup with some blue paint and blew into a straw to bubble it up, I tapped my paper to the bubbles to get the pattern.

I then folded my inner base in half and cut slits where I wanted to put my frogs and folded them out and adhered the frogs to them.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

diamond fold

 here is the link for the tutorial I followed  for this diamond fold card

cheat sheet for after tutorial video
12x4 card stock
scored at 2, 4, 8, and 10 mark top and bottom at 6 in
score diagonally from y the first score line to the mark you made at six inch on both the top and the bottom on both right and left sides ( this makes x’s )
the patterned paper measures sides 1 3/4x 3 3/4 need 2, center 2 1/2x 2 1/2 need 1, triangle sides 3 3/4 X 3/3/4  square cut in half then half again for 2 triangles then half again for the other 8

Friday, April 4, 2014

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Christmas stampin’ all year long

Another fun blog challenge I found was this one  I love making Christmas cards and if I continue to make one a week starting now I will have a great collection by the time they need to be mailed. The Challenge was to created a Christmas card using layers. This is the one I made.
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for this ornament card I used the Artiste cartridge page 53. I cut 2 of accent 3 at 2 1/2 inches in both the shift and the non shift mode. and 2 accent 4 at 2 inch in shift and non shift mode. glue the over lays on and then score them down the middle to give them some dimension. I used the snow flakes from page 79 accent 1 cut at 1.5 and 2.   Along the top I added bronze shimmer trim. this card was a lo of fun to make and I am sure I will play along with this challenge again Smile

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

milk jug Easter baskets

I made these Easter baskets a few years ago with my littles. We just glue cotton balls to the jugs and cut the the faces and ears out of paper, I have also used fun foam in the past.

we make them every year, just as my mom did with us. This one was 2011 and at 8 he was able to do the whole project himself (except cutting the hole for the goodies)

Monday, March 31, 2014

Flip and Fold Card with a fun frame

I found a bunch of blog challenges that I wanted to play along with this week, the first one was found at what a supper cute blog. They look like they have lots of fun and I am exited to play along.
 Here's what they say about it :) Jackie is hosting our challenge today. She has chosen the theme 'You've Been 

Framed', and she would like to see a prominently displayed frame on your project, this can be stamped, die 

cut, or made up of other materials, or you could decorate an actual frame.

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Layla's birthday 006 I made this card for a friends 2nd Birthday, she had a safari theme so I wanted my card to go with the theme. I used the baby cakes paper and a monkey sticker from my stash.
The card base is cut 5 1/2 by 12, I them scored at 2in, 4in, 8in and 10in. I cut from the top of the inside score mark to the halfway point on the 5 1/2in side and flipped the scraps for the bottom. I affixed them with my tombow adhesive. The "frame" that the monkey is in on the front is a 4in by 4in piece , I folded in the corners to the center, then folded the same corners in the opposite direction.

Friday, February 7, 2014

fun soap foam

today the littles and I made soap foam,  I found the recipe HERE. It is just 1/4 cup of water, 2 TBS of dish soap ( I have found that dawn works best) and few drops of food color. You then mix it with and electric mixer until it forms peaks.015








Saturday, February 1, 2014


So very exited about the new book and everything in it. The first thing I NEED to share is that when you order any 2 packages of cardstock ( while supplies last ) in February you get you choice of one of our embossing folders FREE!!!
What an awesome deal!!!
 feb sotm  I also think the stamp of the month is SUPER CUTE and wanted to share that with youfeb

If you were to buy 4 cardstock packs you can pick 2 of our new embossing folders AND get this supper cute stamp set for only 5$ what a foxy deal!!

texture paste




So for this card I used  home made texture paste, I mixed 1 part white acrylic paint, one part baby powder and 1/2 part mod podge, I colored the cloud and sun with the water color pencils and the Honey and sky alcohol based markers. I also colored the butterflies with cotton candy and Juniper markers.