Bird & Fleur De Lis Sets


I guess I have a little bit of a theme going this week! I made two more sets of cards. I used a solid background(some of them embossed) and cut a shadow with decorative paper for blank note cards.

Anyone can make these!! Here is what they look like packaged up. I used the Straight From the Nest cartridge for these birds and they were cut at 3".

Here's the Fleur De Lis set(using the Gypsy Wanderings cartridge):

I actually made 4-6 per set, but am only showing the three colors I used for the backgrounds. If you haven't seen these yet, hop on over to Maria's Blog and take a peek. Her cards are what inspired me to go this route. I just loved the embossed backgrounds and the simplicity of one image on a card. Boy, making these has been a blast! I'm going to work on some Craftee She personalized tags for them as well.

Happy Tuesday to you all!! It's my busiest day of the week watching the baby from 7am until 3pm, then teaching piano from 3:30 'til 7! ;)

A Butterfly Set


I made a couple of sets of cards today. I'll show you one of them today, and the other sometime soon. I thought I would keep it as simple as possible and use very few cuts and neutral colors. Fort his set, I made 4 of the exact same card. As I get better at this, I'll probably start making card sets with different cards in the same color scheme. Also, these are blank on the inside. My intention is to give these as a gift, and I even purchased some clear card boxes, which make my cards look way more professional!

 Here is the inside:

These are A2 sized cards and I cut the front butterfly at 3" from the Straight From the Nest cartridge. I know!! I need to use my other cartridges. I can't help it that I love this one SO much!! The inside butterfly was cut at 1". This was so easy it's ridiculous.

I think these would be great to keep on hand as last minute gifts! Ever forget a birthday or another occassion? I have and these would make the perfect "Oh, I so knew it was your birthday" gift (wink)!

"Enjoy!" card


I wanted to show you this card I made for my very first card swap. There have been a lot of "firsts" for me during this paper crafting process, but this is the first time I had to make 20 replicas of the same card!!

As the card suggests, I actually really enjoyed making these! Of course, I used one of my very favorite cartridges, Straight From the Nest.

Please forgive me, as I do not remember which cartridges I got the tag or background layer cuts(**It was Lacy Labels**). I didn't realize that saving the files on my gypsy doesn't save the cartridge info! Unless there's a tip or trick someone else may know? ;) Next time, I'll write it all down!!

**Correction! Heather let me in on some inside info, lol. You can find the cartridge by clicking on the keypad overlay button, click the cartridge title, then the click down arrow at the top, then Cartridge in Use. Thank you so much Heather!!**

I can let you know the sizes of everything, though. The background layers were cut at 3.57" on my Gypsy. You can find these sorts of shapes on so many of the cartridges, that if you wanted to make something similar, I have complete confidence you'd be able to find something with what you have! The birds were cut from Straight From the Nest cartridge, as I mentioned before at 2.29". The tag was cut at 1.75"(**Celebrations cartridge**).

I used My Pink Stamper's stamp set called Everyday Life for the "Enjoy!".

For anyone who has never made multiple cards, it's so fun! Some might argue otherwise, but I loved the challenge and the sense of accomplishment that followed. I hope you've all"Enjoy!"ed your week so far. LOL!

My Pink Stamper Design Team Project for March


This month's My Pink Stamper project theme is SCRAPBOOK PAGES! I have to make a confession. I've never made a scrapbook page before. So, here's my first:

I'm REALLY excited to show you what I did with Robyn's Sweet Baby stamp set(Found here)!!! But I'll start with the page recipe first:

Straight From the Nest Cricut Cartridge, Clothesline cut at 5", and I cut extra clothes for the photo mats
Lacy Labels Cricut Cartridge Circle cut at 4" for either journaling or another cute baby picture
Gypsy Font Cartridge "Baby Girl" welded and cut at 2.5"
Brown pearls for the label
White and Black Gel Pens
My Pink Stamper-Sweet Baby stamp set
Glue and Martha Stewart fine glitter in gold

Ok, so my favorite part of this page is the clothesline! Here's some close-ups:

In this stamp set, Robyn has a lot of interchangeable parts, which is how I did these three t-shirts. On the onesie, I stamped, then glued and glittered the footprint. That was my favorite part!!!

Here are some close-ups of how I dressed up the photo mats with the stamps and buttons:

I hope you like it and I hope you check out what the rest of the My Pink Stamper Design Team has designed for you! They are such a great group of experienced and talented ladies!!

My Pinkalicious Blog Hop-March

Hey everyone! It's time for another My Pink Stamper Blog Hop!!! Can you believe it's March already? If you came here from Tracy's Blog (Craft Junkie Too), you're in the right spot. If not, hope on over to My Pink Stamper to start the hop!! :)

This month's theme is Spring using any of Robyn's stamp sets. I decided to do something totally different. I have been on a candle kick lately. You should see my house. I have WAY too many scented candles, LOL! Not to mention they all have different scents. ;) Well, my friend and I were talking about labels. She peels the labels off of everything! Shampoo, soap, you name it. It dawned on me that I could totally make my own label for a candle, especially if it was going to be a gift for someone else. And what's a gift without a gift tag? See where I'm going with this? ;)

The candle label was cut to fit a large Yankee Candle, but of course this is easy to adapt to any sized candle. In fact, getting the mini jars would be perfect for party favors for a bridal shower, baby shower, dinner party, garden name it.

The tag(before the ribbon)!

Here is the label before it's on the candle.

~Kraft paper, 4" tall for a large Yankee style candle, make it as long as you like. It doesn't have to wrap around the whole candle!
~Cindy Loo Cricut Cartridge, letters cut at 2-1/2", flourishes cut at 1" with layers, frame cut at 3" with layers
~iRock for center of flowers
~Hole punch for "tag" and ribbon to tie around the cover

That's it!! Thanks for stopping by! Your next stop is CarrieAnne and if you're lost, not to fear! Here is the entire list to help you get back on track. :)

Storybook Cartridge

I have owned this cartridge for a couple of months, but I hadn't used it yet! I was on a mission this morning to make a card with it, so here it is:

Storybook cartridge with corner features cut at 1.25" on my gypsy, and the middle wisps, I'll call them, are also corner features and were cut at 2.5"
I used my iRock for the gems
My Pink Stamper- Sweet Baby stamp set
White gel pen for accents

I have been back in the card-making game!! I've had a fabulous weekend with my husband too. My in-laws visited Saturday and Sunday and came to our church which is always a pleasure. My MIL just loved seeing the cards I've been making, so she's been quite encouraging!!

The kids have been at their mother's this weekend and they had today and tomorrow off for the Louisiana Mardi Gras holiday. They'll be back tomorrow night. Even though I miss them, I have really enjoyed the "me and hubby" time, which we don't get very often. :)

Sweet Tea

Hey! Since I've been in Louisiana a whole year, does that mean I'm officially a Southerner? According to this card I am:

I just had this funny pun pop into my mind so I had to make this card. My in-laws are coming over this afternoon for dinner and my MIL would love this, hahaha.

Simply Charmed Cartridge with image cut at 3.5"
Peachy Keen stamp for face
I used my Cri-kits pens for the sentiment and welded them together with  my Gypsy
Decorative paper is Citrus stack from DCWV
Spica pen for the swirly red straw
Stickles for some sun kissed dew ;)

Ewe are the Best

I think I've mentioned that I'm a knitter. It's really my first crafting love. I've been knitting since I got out of college and it's been a huge part of my life. So, naturally I would add something onto my already long list of responsibilities! There is a woman that I've been buying hand-dyed yarn from for years. She had an open call for test knitters, so I volunteered to knit her a mascot chicken. It's all finished and I'm ready to mail it to her in Michigan. What better way to send it than with a hand-made card?

A2 size card made with kraft cardstock
Country Life Cartridge, cut at 4" and separated
Spica glitter pens for the tufts of hair
My Pink Stamper Even More Punnylicious for the sentiment

Yep, another simple, simple card!! I think I may add a little ball of yarn to the inside corner of the card, and I can think of another friend that would just love this! I may have to make a set for her. I hope everyone's looking forward to a fantastic weekend. I know I am! :)

Thank you Bird

Yay! I made a card! Don't you just love how making a card has been a special occasion for me? I don't! I have to figure out a way to squeeze in card making every day.

Anyway, I won the Simply Charmed cartridge so I had to start working with it right away!

So, it's an A2 sized card I used the bird on the Simply Charmed Cartridge and cut it at 4". The stamp is from Michael's and I used the cuttlebug folder to emboss the paper under the bird. This was really easy to make and I love the way it came out!

I'm really sorry about the picture quality. Looks like I'll be saving up for a new camera. :) Maybe I can save quick enough to be able to buy one for Disney in April!! Anyone have any good camera recommendations?