Thursday, December 11, 2014

"It's in the Bag!"

Hello everyone! Our Cardz TV Design Team challenge for today was to create a Christmas gift bag!

Wink of Stella Glitter Clear #999
Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine
White paper bag and red foil tissue wrap from Michael's
Stampin' Up Real Red cardstock
The Free SVG Blog - Christmas Word Tree
Cardz TV - Christmas Critter Captions stamp set

Make sure you head over to Cardz TV to see the projects made by the other fabulous design team members!

Wishing you all a very MERRY Christmas!!!

Friday, November 28, 2014

Challenge #5: "Tag! You're it!"

Today we are showcasing CARDZ TV stamps on small Christmas gift tags!
The sentiments from my tags are from "Christmas Critter Captions".
This is such a cute stamp is a MUST-HAVE!!!
Supplies used on Tag #1:
Kadoodle Bug Designs Christmas Cows SVG file
Wink of Stella Glitter Clear 999
SU! Embossing folder
SU! Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine
SU! Real Red and Blush Blossom cardstock
-and other misc papers from my scrap box-
Marco's Paper Mirror Card 
Memento Black Tuxedo ink pad
Ink Essentials Glossy Accents
Sakura Gelly Roll 08
Supplies used on Tag #2:
Miss Kate Cuttables Polar Bear SVG file
SU! Read Red, Island Indigo, and Coastal Cabana cardstock
-and other misc. papers from my scrap box-
SU! Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine
SU! White Christmas stamp set (snow only)
Wink of Stella Glitter Red 020
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Now starts the holiday shopping season so this is the perfect time
to head over to CARDZ TV and get your stamp sets!
No lines, No parking, and No disappointments! :)
The design team has made some amazing tags for you to see so make
sure to stop over at CARDZ TV and check them out! You can also enter to win one a Cardz TV stamp set!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Cardz TV Customer Appreciation Sale
Mary from Cardz TV is having a 2 day customer appreciation sale. 
All in-stock Cardz TV Fall, Halloween, and Christmas stamp sets
are selling for just $9.99! Now is the time to get your holiday
stamps sets and some great Christmas gifts! :)

Friday, November 14, 2014

"Just For You" Christmas Gift Card holder

Today's challenge at Cardz TV was to make a Christmas gift card holder!
I have to admit, this was NOT my original submission, however, I committed the ultimate crafting sin and put a bottle of water on my craft table with the top loose and before I knew it I must've knocked it over! I didn't even realize it at first until I felt water running down onto my legs that was coming from underneath my laptop!!! I was devastated because not only was my project laying on the table, but many other things that I have been working on "perfecting" and now I am going to have to start all over again.  What bothers me the most was that my niece's drawings were sitting in a pool of water and she made them for me when I moved out of state so I would always think of her! :( I couldn't even try to dry them out because the ink ran and the picture look like one big muddy puddle! :( Well I guess there's no use crying over spilled water sooooo...onto bigger and better things!
This gift card holder was made with a stamp I dug out of my archives by Sunday International called Anthony and Burt 3 (ABFSO3). I colored it with Copics and Wink of Stella then applied Glossy Accents to the frog and bee's eyes. The background paper is from last year's SU! Designer Series paper line called Season of Style. I used the Pull Strip die from Technique Tuesday to hide the gift card! I love this die because it is a unique way for someone to open their gift card....just pull the tab! :) And last but NEVER least, my sentiment is from the Cardz TV stamp set called "Christmas Critter Captions"! This set is absolutely adorable and is so fun to use!!!

Thank you all so much for stopping by! Please head over to the Cardz TV blog and check out the other designer's AMAZING projects. They are very inspiring and can give you some great gift card ideas for Christmas which is right around the corner!!!
Have a wonderful day!!!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Cardz TV Challenge: "All in our places" Thanksgiving table place cards

Welcome to another Cardz TV 3D Challenge Day!
 Today we were asked by Mary to create 3D Thanksgiving
table place cards! I will be replicating this file nine more times
so my sister, her family, and mine all have these at our place
setting for Thanksgiving! I think the kids will really love them!
I am most likely going to add their names on the card as well
after I get a new printer because mine is not working
properly! :( It's always something! HAHA!
Cardz TV "Many Thanks" stamp set
As you can tell by several of my posts, this is a great "go to" set!
I absolutely LOVE it!
Be sure to go to see what the rest of the AMAZING
Cardz TV DT designers have created!
Have a blessed day!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Fun Folds Challenge

About two weeks ago my sister and her family invited us to stay in their beach house with them for a few days! It was a GREAT mini vacation and time spent with my family that I will always cherish! So fortunately for me this challenge inspired me to create a card which is going to serve two purposes: a Halloween card and a "thank you"! :) Wonder if she'll feel like she is getting ripped off or not? haha!

I have seen this card go by two different names: slider die cut card and slider tag card. The Paper Cut sells a 10 pk in various colors for $5.99 or you can make your own by watching You Tube.

I apologize for the shadows. We have had some rain in the evenings and I work during the day so I was unable to take outside photos. Plus the little vampire is on an Adhesive Spring, AKA
"Action Wobble", so the shadows were hard to avoid! :) I must say my Sizzix Eclips NEVER ceases to amaze me! I could not believe the precision cutting it did on the little vampire's fangs and the bats...tiny feet and ALL!!! :)
Supplies Used:
SU! Real Red and Whisper White cardstock
SU! Blush Blossom cardstock (retired)
SU! Pumpkin Pie cardstock
CTMH Adhesive Springs
Miss Kate Cuttables Vampire SVG file

Please stop by Cardz TV to see the AWESOME projects that the other Design Team Members created for you as well as a chance to win a free set if stamps!
Have a FANGtastic day!!! ;)

Friday, October 3, 2014

Sweets for the Sweet!

Challenge #1: Create a Candy Wrapper or
Candy Holder for Halloween Treats...

...Or in my case, create BOTH! haha!

I tried to stuff the cauldron treat holder with candy, but I have a three-year-old who saw
 it so that didn't work...I was lucky to
 keep the lollipop hidden as long as I did!
Treat holder:
DCWV the Midnight Spell glitter matstack
Core'dinations Midnight Canvas Texture cardstock
SU! Gumball Green cardstock
SU! Whisper White Craft pad (for highlights)
Sizzix SU! Spider Web embossing folder
Recollections Craft It Twine
Sakura Jelly Roll pen
Treasure Box Designs Treat Box Trio SVG
Celebrate It Halloween party crinkle

Broom lollipop holder:
Core'dinations Midnight Canvas Texture cardstock
Hampton Art witch stamp
Recollections Craft It Twine
Cardz TV stamp set "You're the Man"

Hope you are all having as much fun
decorating for Halloween as I am!
It's always a fun holiday to celebrate!

Make sure you head over to Cardz TV 
and check out the rest of the 
Design Team's projects!!! :)

Happy Crafting!


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Here comes the bride!!!

I'm so excited for my cousin Chuck and his girlfriend Tracy!
They are getting married next week in JAMAICA!
Thanks to him I have gained a dear friend and another cousin
through marriage! I wanted to surprise them by sending
them a card in the mail that they should have by the time
they get back home! Hope they like it! :)

Congratulations Chuck and Tracy!
SU! sentiment from 'One In A Million' stamp set
SU! Very Vanilla cardstock and Baked Brown Sugar ink
SU! Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Inside flowers from CTMH 'Treasure Life' D1306 stamp set
SU! Pretty Print Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
MCT Scalloped & Stitched Circle Die
Provocraft Cuttlebug Stylized Flowers Embossing Folder
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!


Wednesday, September 17, 2014're it! :)

I went to my local Scrapbook store two days ago and Betty, the store owner of Betty's Creative Studio in NC, offered to let me play with the Dylusions inks that some of the ladies were playing with in the store that day! Needless to say, I was thrilled with them so I purchased three of my favorite colors to take home with me and try out! I now realize all three colors I purchased are on the darker side (LOL) so I am going to go back and get some yellow and orange (I should've listened to Betty the first time!!! lol).  I'm just afraid I will HAVE to walk away with ALL 24 colors if you know what I mean! LOL I am kind of an all or nothing kind of girl so I can't believe I didn't scoop them all up the first time!

Well anyway...I am happy with the way this tag turned out so I  thought I would share it with all of you today!  I hope you all like it too!

Manilla tag 9.25" x 3 1/8"
Dylusions ink sprays by Ranger: London Blue,
Polished Jade, and Funky Fushia
We 'R Memory Keepers washi tape
Sherri Baldy My-Besties Butterfly Betsy MYB-0043
Stampin' Up Blendabilities: Skin Tone Asst,
Melon Mambo Asst, and Crumb Cake Asst
Copics markers: Skin White E00, Shock Pink RV04,
and Colorless Blender
Ranger Glossy Accents (on the eyes)
Sakura Jelly roll pen XPGB #50 (also used on the eyes)
MCT Sentiment from Bloom Where You Are Planted stamp set
Wink of Stella Clear 999, Dark Pink 027, and Yellow 050
*Ribbon was dyed with Dylusions ink spray in Funky Fushia
Have a CREATIVE day!

Saturday, August 30, 2014


Hope you are all enjoying the CARDZ TV BLOG HOP!
You should be coming from Faith's blog, The Crafting Professor.
Here is my Triple Easel Card:

I used the bottom wave die as a stand up helper!
This card will fit into an A6 envelope.
 You can find the instructions to make the triple easel card here!
Supplies Used:
MCT Lost At Sea, Build A Scripty & Watercolor Background,
Anchors & Heart Dies, and Make A Splash Die
SU! Whisper White cardstock
SU! Coastal Cabana cardstock and ink
CTMH Ranger Glossy Accents
Miss Kate Cuttables Whale SVG file

This stamp set is so much FUN!!!

HERE IS THE BLOG HOP LINE UP incase you missed anybody!
Brandy -  -YOU ARE HERE!
Have an AWESOME day and Happy Crafting!!!

Friday, August 29, 2014



It's 5 o'clock SOMEWHERE! :)

Still practicing with the Blendabilites markers
...and still got a LONG way to go! lol

Scruffy Little Cat - Chelsea
SU! Summer Starfruit and Whisper White cardstock
Core'dinations Midnight Canvas texture cardstock
SU! Blendabilities markers
Spellbinders A2 Distressed Edges 
Spellbinders Card Creator Dies-Polka Dots
MCT Fun Speech Bubbles die
MCT Some Days Simply Require stamp set (sentiments)
Wink of Stella GL. Black 010 (eyelashed, outfit, and high heels)
Ranger Glossy Accents (on champagne glass and bubbles)
I regret that I did not take a picture of
the inside before I mailed it out! :(
I used MCT Some Days Simply require
stamp set again on the inside:
It's 5 o'clock somewhere
Happy Birthday to You!
I don't know about all of you,
but I just love Chelsea's eyelashes! :)
** HAPPY Birthday Aunt Jean! **
Have A Fantastic Day everyone!

Monday, August 18, 2014

New stamp set :)

As some of you may already know, I have recently moved from PA to NC!  I FINALLY got to go to one of the local stamping/scrapbooking stores and fell in love with it! The ladies were very friendly and so helpful and I am really looking forward to taking a Karen Burniston class there this fall! Betty's Creative Studio carried so many NEW products that I always have to go online to order so I was absolutely star struck! LOL
While there, I picked up one of Sherri Baldy's My Besties Stamp sets (which I have only ever seen online as "digistamps") and tried to mimic one of the samples they had already made at the store because I thought it was so cute! It used washi tape, which has become one of my latest obsessions, so their sample caught my eye right away...and to top it off---my favorite---black and white polka dots!

Sherri Baldy My-Besties Stamps MYB-0111
SU! Brights candy dots
SU! Blendabilities
SU! Island Indigo, Whisper White, and Summer Starfruit cardstock
Core'dinations Midnight canvas textured cardstock
K&Co. Primary Designer paper
Wink of Stella Gl. Dark Pink 027
Sakura white Jelly Roll pen
Hero Arts (pink) Gemstones
Ranger Glossy Accents (on eyes and pink clothing patches)
MCT Lost at Sea Coordinating Porthole Die
B&W polka dots washi tape (Brand name unknown-from Michaels)
As you can see, I have a LONG way to go before mastering the blendabilities technique! haha!
I love playing with them so much though that I'm just going to keep watching videos and trying!
Hope you are all having a nice day!
It's kind of gloomy here...saw a few sprinkles of rain, but hoping it doesn't last long!
Have a crafty day!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Another year older...

Hello everyone...hope you are all having a wonderful day! I have decided to make an honest attempt at writing more posts on my blog, so here is what I have to share with you today:


This was one of three attempt at using the *NEW* SU! Blendabilities markers and I will say I REALLY like them!!! There isn't much room for error as long as you make sure you are using a dye ink such as the Memento Ink pad I mentioned in the above recipe so that the markers don't bleed.  There are also ALOT of great You Tube videos out there to show you how to use them!  Three coordinating colors come in each set so it takes the guesswork out of blending the colors! :)

Hope you enjoyed today's project...
 Happy crafting!



Friday, August 8, 2014

Back 2 School

I can hardly believe this is our last Cardz TV DT submission already! I have learned so much from these ladies and I am so thankful to have been a part of Mary's great TEAM! With that said, I felt that the *NEW* "Many Thanks" stamp set would be the most appropriate to use! :) For my final DT submission I created a 3D post it note holder and mini easel card with drawer to serve as teacher gifts!

3D post it note holder:

For instructions on how to create this 3D post it note holder, click here.

Recollections Alphabets paper
Recollections Enamel Dot Stickers
SU! Real redcardstock
Die cut shape came with Genius cutting pads
and last but NOT LEAST....
"Many Thanks" stamp set from CARDZ TV
See the two projects side by side below:

For instructions on how to create the mini easel card with drawer,  

DCWV Chalkboard stack
Miss Kate Cuttables School Owl SVG file
SU! decorative label punch
SU! Real Red cardstock
SU! craft ink

This is a VERY nice stamp set to have!
You can never go wrong with Thank you sentiments!

Thank you for stopping by! Don't forget to head on over to CARDZ TV to see the rest of the Design Team's AWESOME creations!!!
Have a FAB-U-LOUS Day! :)

Monday, August 4, 2014

A few of my favorite things!

Today I made a card using products from three of my FAVORITE companies! I wanted to see if I could come up with a card using them all together and here is what I made:

The flowers are from the stamp set Flower Shop by Stampin' Up!, as well as the Strawberry Slush cardstock; the butterfly die (Pretty Butterflies and Dragonfly Dies) and the butterfly dots stamp (Live, Laugh, Love, and Be Happy) coordinate together and are from My Creative Time, and the sentiment is from Cardz TV's *NEW* Many Thanks stamp set!

I really hope you enjoy today's project! 
HAVE A GREAT DAY everyone!

Friday, July 25, 2014

3D Wedding Challenge

This card was made for my fiancé's cousin whose wedding is this
September! :) As you can see her colors are tan and pink! I know that it is a little "plain looking", especially on the front, but I was hoping that in this case, less is more. I always think simplicity with weddings is very beautiful! In the case of this card,
I hope the happy couple does too! HAHA!
Have a WONDERFUL day everybody and thanks for stopping by!
Don't forget to head on over to Cardz TV to
see what the other AMAZING designers have created too!

Friday, July 11, 2014

KING of the remote!

Cardztv DT challenge #4: Create a 3-D project for a masculine birthday!

Please come join us at Cardztv to see the rest of
the Design Team's FABULOUS projects!!!
Mary is giving away a set of stamps too!!!
Mary has also come out with some *NEW* stamp sets
available for purchase on 7/12/14.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

My latest purchase :)

I am soooo happy to say I was finally able to get the Cricut Explore!!! :)
Cricut has REALLY outdone themselves with this is so much more advanced than the others and I am thrilled with it so far! It's as if they took the best features of all of their machines and the gypsy linked cartridges and combined them into one and then added much, much more! It has been so easy to walks you through each and every step of making one of their predesigned projects and makes it simple to link your gypsy cartridges and other Cricut cartridges to the Design space. I made my first card and it was amazing to watch how the machine works. It scores, cuts, and writes so easily and precisely without having to stop and change them because it has TWO holders! You can even cut out your own handwriting which is comparable to the Brother Scan 'N Cut!!!
The machine is also very quiet which is a plus if you are a late night crafter with a sleeping baby like I am! haha! :) The only downside that I have found is that is only connects to Design Space with Wifi. I go to many crops that have no internet access available so that would make it impossible to use at those places.
Hope this helps any of you who are on the fence about
 buying one decide whether or not it is right for you!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Cardz TV Challenge #3 - 3-D Fourth of July

HELLO EVERYONE!!! Welcome to our 3rd challenge from Mary at CardzTV!
"Create a 3-D 4th of July project!"

When I think of the 4th of July, I think of patriotism and...picnics! :) LOL Unfortunately I have recently moved a few states away from my hometown and many of my arts and crafts are still lost in boxes in storage so I am limited on paper and other supplies, but this is what I came up with:

SVG cutting files 3-D BBQ grill treat box
Cardz TV "You're the Man" stamp set (below)

 Please stop by Cardztv and join in on this challenge
 for a chance to win a CardzTV stamp set!
Thanks for stopping by!!!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Father's Day 3-D Challenge on Cardztv!

I made this 3D golf cart for my fiancé's father Jack who is an avid golfer! Hope he likes it! It
stands 4" high. On the front of the cart I used Mary's "Happy Father's Day" sentiment and for
the "license plate" I used her "Men at Work" sentiment from the same stamp set! LOL!
Her stamp sets are so versatile! :)

Fore the Golfer template ~ Creations by AR
Queen & Co. Classy Red Pearls
Sentiments ~  stamp set "You're the Man"

Please stop by and see Mary at Cardztv and check out the
fantastic projects from the rest of the DT members!!! :)
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 30, 2014

Cardz TV Graduation Challenge

I'm super excited to announce that I have been chosen as one of Mary's Cardz TV    
3D designers and today is our first post for her graduation challenge!!!
My project has been made for my second cousin Allison who I
am very proud to say will be graduating from high school in June!

Cricut cartridges: Paper Dolls Teen Scene, Everyday Paper Dolls, and Locker Talk
Michelle My BelleCreations 3D SVG box card cut with my Sizzix Eclips
SU! Real red cardstock (and miscellaneous scraps of color from my scrapbox)
Wink of Stella GL. RED 020 on tassle ;)
Cardz TV stamp sets: This 'n' That (sentiments) and You're the Man (bookworm's glasses)

Hope you enjoyed my project!
Now head on over to CardzTV to see the rest of the Design Team's projects for this challenge!


Monday, May 19, 2014


It's A Snowy Day SU! stamp set
Remembering Your Birthday stamp set
Festive Flurry framelits dies 
SU! inks
This card idea because is my version of a card I saw on Pinterest.  I did not have the cute snowman stamp set the person used because SU! has retired it so I used a newer version from It's A Snowy Day stamp set! :) Hope you like mine too! 
*SIDENOTE: This WINTER birthday card was actually made in January! I am not crazy---I just couldn't get it to post until now! lol*

Monday, May 5, 2014

Is that you Spring?

I think spring has finally sprung here! The leaves on the trees are turning green and the grass needs mowed! :)

For this card I used the following:
SU! Strawberry slush paper and ink
SU! Green Galore, Cherry Cobbler, and Coral Cameo inks
Wink Of Stella GL gold 101
MCT Fun Stitched Edges dies
MCT Build A Pretty Flower *NEW release*

Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

SU! Catalog premiere

On Monday I was fortunate enough to go to the SU! New catalog premiere in Pittsburgh with two very good friends of mine!  We got a free stamp set called Work of Art. They showcased the set throughout the movie and it was quickly added to the top of my have to have list! LOL! So you can imagine how thrilled I was when they gave us each our very own set! Here is a picture of the set as well as a quick card I made very similar to one I saw on pinterest already :)
SU! Work of Art stamp set
SU! Incolors (paper and ink): Strawberry Slush, Baked Brown Sugar, and Coastal Cabana 
Memento Tuxedo black ink for sentiment

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Quick and Simple!

                                Without gift card:
My Creative Time Surprise Pop-Out Card Die
The Stamps of Life spinner2stamp set

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Hey foxy!

CTMH SOTM: Wild About Love
SU! paper: Island Indigo and Whisper white
Karen Burniston Garden bench pop up die
My Creative Time die and stamp: Plane and Simple

Thursday, February 13, 2014

HAPPY Valentine's Day!

Valentines made for my son's daycare! Got the idea from pinterest. Covered motts fruit snacks for the smaller children and Twinkies for the toddlers! The sentiment says "You're one in a minion valentine! Love, Jack" Used SU! cherry cobbler twine to wrap the sentiment around the treat :-) Hope they enjoy them!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Card in a Box for My Valentine :)

This was a VERY fun project to make! The lock and key is an SVG file from Miss Kate's Cuttables and the adorable bears, XOXO, and saying were made using a Scrapping Bug Designs SVG file called You've Captured My Heart.  The XO in front of the boy were a fun little addition that are adhered to acetate so they could "bobble" when the card is opened! :)  The paper is from the SU! Designer Series called Season of Style and the background piece with the hearts is from my aunt' "scrap stash"...sorry! lol
You can find the tutorial for the card at Split Coast Stampers. It is called a Pop-Up box card on their website, but it is also known as a "card in a box" on others!
Hope to be posting more projects in the near future...I have been having some trouble getting pictures uploaded to my computer! I was grateful to get these three pictures uploaded to share with you because all the others say I have corrupt files so I am going to have to have a friend take a look at it because I have lot more great projects to share with you!
Hope you enjoyed this one! Have a great day!