Tuesday, September 28, 2010

it’s more than just a bat!


I think the 3-D Pop-Up Bat Die designed by Karen Burniston is so cute! I’m not saying that just because I know her either… I really think it’s adorable! The bat die is also quick and easy to assemble and if you’ve visited my blog before, you know I’m all about quick and easy. Obviously when you think bat you think Halloween but the main part of the bat is a circle and when you think circle, the possibilities of what you can do can really grow. I wanted to share what I did with this die that wasn’t Halloween related…

lady-bug-cute-1lady-bug-cute-2ta-da! A lady bug! Or it could be a sun, a ball (pick a sport!), and the livin’ in Texas way to long part of me even thought of the top of a Homecoming Mum.

Of course if you’re still thinking Halloween, you can check out these examples  - Hanging Bat and Spooky Card and Happy Halloween Card.

Bat Tag Supplies: black tag, white cardstock, Whoo-ligans papers from Bo Bunny (Stripe, Spiders, Whoo-ligans), Whoo-ligans Combo Stickers (Bo Bunny), Upper Crest Border Punch (Fiskars), googly eyes, Glue Glider Pro Adhesive, 3-D Pop-Up Bat Die (Sizzix), Big Shot (Sizzix).

Lady Bug Card Supplies: kraft cardstock, red cardstock, black and white paper from my scrap drawer, flowers, gems, Felt Stickers (Thickers), Scallop Sentiment Border Punch (Fiskars), Glue Glider Pro Adhesive, 3-D Pop-Up Bat Die (Sizzix), Big Shot (Sizzix).

Have a great week! Hope you’re enjoying cooler weather (I certainly am!)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

a very special “welcome home” card


There are some people who come into our lives that are just amazing people. You get them. They get you. I’ve had one of those wonderful people in my life since I was 17 years old. I am happy to say that after years of trying my very best friend and her husband had a beautiful baby girl on September 17th. I made this card in hopes to express just how happy I am for them and how much my friend means to me. I am overjoyed for them!!

I’ve got that warm fuzzy feeling… :-)

Supplies: The Girls’ Paperie papers (Shabby Flower, Vintage Patchwork, Travel Ticking), white and pink cardstock, mat board, Frame Back Ornate #4 and 3-D Pop-Up House (Sizzix), Big Shot (Sizzix), Open Scallop Edger Punch (EK Success), Glue Glider Pro adhesive, strong bond tape adhesive, Zip Dry Paper Glue, chalk ink (Chestnut Roan, ColorBox), flowers, buttons, ribbon.

I’m so glad I finally got to share… I’m pretty proud of this project and I had to wait until it was received.

Welcome to the world baby Avery!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

thanks card


I love the Sizzix Ornate #4 Frame Back die. I could not wait to use it… seriously! I need to get the Tim Holtz one too, it’s such a fantastic shape. I’m really enjoying just playing lately. Sometimes it’s fun to create just for the sake of creating. It offers such a great outlet for me because I truly love it. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, scrapbooking (or cardmaking in this case) keeps me sane.

Supplies: kraft cardstock (Bazzill), “thanks” stamp (Heidi Swapp), Pearl Brads (Creative Imaginations), Ornate #4 Frame Back (Sizzix), Big Shot (Sizzix), pop-dots, chalk ink, black pigment ink, Glue Glider Pro.


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

I have you in my heart card


This card makes me happy! It’s one of those things that was created just because I was messing around with product. I wanted to test out the Textured Impressions Birthday Set. If I would have known embossing was so easy, I would have done it long ago! I really liked the look of the embossing on the blue and the card just kind of happened… just for fun!

And the heart… it makes me smile. I’m trying so hard not to love all the little cute felt creations (and this one was older!) but I’m failing. They add a lot of pop.

Supplies: kraft cardstock, speckled cream cardstock (I thought it was Bazzill but I’m not sure… kicking myself for not saving the packaging), patterned paper (my scrap drawer), Stitched Felt (Chatterbox), Ornate Frame Back (Sizzix), Textured Impressions (Birthday Set, Sizzix), Big Shot, pigment ink, chalk ink, Glue Glider Pro Adhesive, All Occasions stamp Set (Hero Arts).

Happy Wednesday!

wordless Wednesday: required reading


Sunday, September 12, 2010

lo: he’s 8

Thank you so much to everyone that stopped by and participated in the Fiskateer Blog Hop! Ya’ll are awesome! An amazing amount of creativity was shared and I’m happy I got to be a part of it. Thanks again for stopping by and commenting. :-)


A quick layout for today. I don’t love it but it’ll do. I think I’m out of practice… to many cards! lol! However, done is done and I’m glad for that so I’m putting it in my 2009 album and moving on. (you can click on it to make it bigger)

The journaling close up:


Supplies: kraft cardstock (seriously! do I ever use anything else?!), red cardstock, black pen, Scenic Route patterned papers, Ornate #4 Frame Back and Ornate Frame Back (Sizzix), Big Shot, Glue Glider Pro, brads, Vinyl Thickers.

Just for fun… how I took the photo for this layout:


I normally don’t have to stand up on the counter but since it was a double page layout I was having problems getting everything in the shot… so I hopped on up… a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do!

Hope you have a great week!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Fiskateer Blog Hop

fiskbloghop150Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by the Fiskateer Blog Hop, if you made it here from Genevieve's blog (Fiskateer #839) then you are in the right place. If you happened to have stumbled upon the Blog Hop, feel free to hop on back to the beginning at the Fiskateers blog.

Without further ado, my project with some orange love


Supplies: Scallop Sentiment Border Punch, XL Seal of Approval Squeeze Punch, Corner Rounder, and Paper Trimmer (Fiskars), kraft and orange cardstock (Bazzill), patterned paper (Scenic Route), Just My Type (Lawn Fawn), black ink, black pen, Gift Card Holder w/Phrase 3-D Pop-Up die (Sizzix), Big Shot, pop dots, strong bond tape adhesive, Glue Arts Adhesive.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and participating in the Fiskateer Blog Hop, now it’s time to hop on over to Tifany’s blog (Fiskateer #5942). Enjoy!

Happy Hopping! (from me, Fiskateer #51)!

Thursday, September 09, 2010

scrapbook room: new view

My view looking out from my scrapbook room has never been very exciting. When we first redid the room, painted, and added cabinets it looked like this:

I never really took a lot of pictures of it because it was pretty much just a space for two chairs, an old desk, and a lot of scrapbooks. Here’s another (blurry!) view of it after we added a table we were (and still are!) refinishing:


I wanted a nicer view and most importantly, I wanted those scrapbooks off the floor. What’s a girl to do? Enter CSNstores.com and a new Pub Table and Ikea and the Expedit!* This is my new view (and I love it!):


When you come in the front door this is the view you see… definitely a conversation starter. Delivery people always look in and have a funny look on their face (they’re probably thinking what the heck is that green room all about!). My husbands bike does sit out all the time (yes, it is very attractive isn’t it?) but he rides a lot and it’s easier for him to get it in and out of the house from here than the garage… and so it stays.

*My friend, the awesome Karen Burniston, told me about CSNstores.comseriously fantastic site. I’d been searching for a pub table for the longest time not finding what I wanted in the right dimensions and color (I needed it to fit the space and the height and color of chairs we already had)… that site had so many choices it was ridiculous! And the Expedit? I knew I wanted it, it was just a matter of going to Ikea and getting it. We have one that isn’t that far away, it took Karen moving here and me taking her to see Ikea to actually get me motivated to buy it. Now it’s done… finally… and I am happy, happy girl!

What’s on the shelves:


Everything is marked for your viewing pleasure… and there is room for more stuff. yeah! I’m pretty excited that the extra long Sizzix dies and Big Shot fit perfectly on the shelf. All of my 8.5 x 11 and 12 x 12 album’s fit great too. Unfortunately the Project Life album is to big for the shelf so it’s sitting on top… I’m going to have to buy a different album for that, bummer.

I got a little picture happy (just a tad excited!)!