Thursday, October 25, 2012


Sorry I have not been able to post much. Life has been hectic around here. We have lots going on and not enough hours in the day to get everything done on the to do list. We have Halloween coming with lots of parties, a bridal shower for my husbands's niece, Diana, both kiddos have birthdays in November, then comes Thanksgiving and the Christmas frenzy begins. I promise to post all of the acivities going on in the house. I am already mentally tired but I already have Christmas on my mind too so I decided to make a Christmas card. I used the Mr. Claus digital stamp, isn't he adorable, and the Tis the Season paper pack which I need to mention in only $1.00. Mr.Claus digital stamp only costs $3.00 so for little investment you can create some really cute cards. I printed the paper, made the card, paper pieced and colored  Mr. Claus and added flock to his santa suit. You will see more of him this holiday season  he is cute for tags and adding on to boxes as decor. Well I will leave you with our Halloween pictures from a party last weekend. Please play along with the MTME design team I look forward to I seeing your creations and interpretation of the sketch here.
 P.S. yes my third grade, eight year old daughter is as tall as I am it is sad but true. Have a great day ladies.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

MTME Pretty Pattern Design

Well it's time for another MTME design and I must say I just love the product! I know we are getting ready for Halloween now but I just could not stop thinking about all the things and people that I am thankful for this year.....Sometimes I just need to stop running around and remember to be thankful for how fortunate, I have been this last year.
It's now time to talk about this card. I saw this pattern paper and just fell in love with it. Once you get to know me better you will realized there are 2 patterns I just go gaga over Damask and Quatrefoil, they are my weakness. I used the Thankful Digital Stamp set which I think is a great deal at $2 and very versatile since you could make it any size or color you need with the stamps being digital but then I stumbled upon this gorgeous Dainty Damask paper. The card is an A2 size card. I used the
Thankful stamp set and Dainty Damask paper From MTME. I colored it with prismacolor pencils and some stickles. I added some bling and embossed quatrefoil from Cuttlebug and layered everything together. I hope you like my card.
Won't you join us for this week's challenge? We would love to see what you create! You can link your project HERE. Sketch Keyword is MTMEPPS73.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

MTME Pretty Pattern Design

Well it's been a bit hectic around season, school projects and just life in general. I am surprised I got this card made on time. We are getting into the swing of Halloween around here, costume shopping with the kids and thought this card would jump start me into the season. My card was made with the  Spooky Surprise digital stamp set and Hauntingly Homemade Paper. I just loved the witch's feet and the all of the elements included with the stamp set. I used my nestabilities to cut out the borders around the stamps and added Micheal's $1.00 bin rhinestones in purple and black. I used prismacolor pencils and glitter gel pens to color in the stamp. I printed all of the paper on one 8.5x11 sheet of cardstock and used my Cuttlebug Spider Web embossing folder. Sorry the picture is not that great, but I took the picture at night with poor lighting:(   I used my Martha Stewart graveyard border punch. Well I am off  to start running around again have a great day!!!!!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

MTME Pretty Pattern Design

I have been working on my MTME Pretty Pattern Design card. I purchased Photoshop Elements to work with the digital stamps and paper and discovered like anything else it has a learning curve  but the savings in storage space and the ability to have all of my colors match was great. I loved this digital stamp set from MTME Grammy's Sewing Kit and the matching paper. I created a card for the seamstress in our lives my MIL, who has an upcoming birthday. I knew this card needed some sewing elements as well. I printed all of the digital paper on one  8x11 sheet of cardstock including the stamp. I grabbed some lace and ribbon and ruffled it on my Janome mini and added some decorative pins. Following the card, sketch I added 3 buttons to the bottom and rhinestones on top of them for some bling. This card came together in no time at all. Below you can see the sketch. and a close up of the bling buttons. Hope you like it and that it lives up to the rest of  the design team's talent.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Stamping Bella Bday Card

I needed a Birthday card for a young lady and there is always a Stamping Bella stamp that seems to be appropriate for every occasion. I stamped my Bella with Memento ink colored her in with my Prismacolor pencils. Stamped a PTI Happy Birthday on vellum and attached 2 buttons. The curve on the bottom of the green piece of cardstock was cut with my nesties and I attached stones. Voila a Birthday card!!!! I have soccer games today with the kiddos and its picture day so I will be out on the hot humid fields all day. We will jump into the pool upon the immediate arrival to our home.

Just a simple inside to have a pretty spot to write  birthday wishes for the recipient...Have a great weekend.

Friday, September 7, 2012

MTME Pretty Patterns

I am excited to announce I have been selected to be on the MTME Pretty Patterns Team. We will have sketches assigned and have to create a card with Lauren Meader's great digital stamps and paper. I hope my creative juices can live up to the team's talent. I am still learning how to work with the digital stamps and paper but I am sure with time I will learn some shortcuts. For now, I created a hair bow card to match gift wrapping paper that I purchased at Target for a birthday gift for my daughter's friend.
I am hoping for a Silhouette but for now I used my Expression and Make the Cut to create the card. The card base is 4.25 x 5.5 an A2 card. I embossed piece of purple cardstock with my seeing spots cuttlebug embossing folder. In Make the Cut, I created a tag and cut a square and so I would have how to attach the bow to the card, I punched two holes with a regular hole punch and with my exacto knife cut a straight line and attached it with pop dots. I used one of my Cricut Cartridges to cut the leaves in green cardstock and taped everything with my ATG. I used the colors that were on the gift wrapping paper as my inspiration. The bow was just a flower glued to a hair clip and a large rhinestone glued to the center. The lines around the card were done with a good old fashion ruler and a white gel pen. The stamps were my sister's PTI stamps I believe I used the number and handmade stamp from one of the friendship jars fillers. I put the card into a clear PTI box so the hair bow was visible. I hope she liked the card and bow......I hope you enjoyed it as well.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Design Team Call!! for My Time Made Easy

I have always been a lurker on Lauren Meader's Blog My Time.....I have loved to watch her gift for making boxes and 3d items....Her kids would not throw out any packaging in the house until she gave the ok. I would just laugh at some of her posts. She could tear apart things and create a template. Her templates are so precise and easy to use. She is the reason I even own a Cricut.... Now I have a chance to tryout for her design team so I figured let me give it a try. Since my blog has been so neglected and this is one of my goals it will inspire me to start blogging again. Here are my two entries for the design team: Pretty Patterns Sketch #67 with Pretty Palette #65
For this card I used my Cricut and Make the Cut to create a slider card. I used the colors from Pretty Palette #65 which were white, dark gray, and yellow. I used patterned paper from DCWV Lemon Flower. My second entry is Pretty Patterns #66 with Pretty Palette #60
I used a stamp from Papertrey Ink with embossing so the flower would stand out. I stamped lines around the edge of a Kraft color cardstock, the matted pattern paper is from My Mind's Eye Fine and Dandy 6x6 papers. I hope you enjoyed my entries. I tried to show my style at the two extremes a fast and easy card and one that takes more time and supplies. I would like to thank Lauren for this opportunity and for all that she has shared with her readers over the years.