Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Gate Fold Card

I made this cute gate fold card awhile back, and thought I would share it. I paper pieced the umbrella and put pop-up dots under it for that 3-D effect. The polka dot paper is from doodlebug. The cute bug stamp is from C.C. designs stamps.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Altered Gum Tins

I have a ton of these empty gum containers from when I worked at Starbucks, they had thrown them away because they had expired! I promptly grabbed them up and knew they would be great altered. I made them awhile back, and just ran across pictures of them on my laptop, and thought I would share them with you. I actually have a ton of pictures on my laptop of cards and things I have made over the last few years. Since our move last year from a 2-story house to a 1-story, I haven't used the laptop as much since the nicer family computer is easier to access now, being everything is on the same floor. lol I think I will try and post some oldies but goodies in the next few weeks.


Blog Candy contest over at the Scrampin' Mama's Blog .
Head on over there to check out her wonderful blog, I do everyday, she has wonderful cards, and right now she is giving away some blog candy! Good Luck

Use It Challenge!

Hello! So I decided to join in on the Use it Challenge this week. If you haven't heard about it yet, I have a link to the "Use It Blog" on my side bar you can click on. Basically, it is a challenge to use what you have on hand, which for me and probably everyone I know is a very good idea. lol This week the challenge was to use a tag and at least 3 flowers of any kind. Well I had that in my head for 2 days (tag, flowers, tag, flowers) then I ran across this random black tag, and I have a ton of these little bright colored primas, and then some scrap paper from my scrap drawer and this is what I got. So I was headed over to post it and was looking back over the directions, and wouldn't you know it, I was suppose to use spring colors too! Dang it! Well I was so fixed on tag, and flowers I didn't even realize it. I posted it anyways because I like the way it turned out and I only used stuff I already had so I am very proud of myself! lol

Monday, March 16, 2009

Thinking of you

It seems that I mostly make cards that have images that require a lot of coloring. So I was trying to jump out of my comfort zone and and use my cuttlebug and some dies and some flower punches. Well I think this took just as much time as the coloring does but I do love the results. The bird is from sizzix, swirl from quikutz, labels 1 from spellbinders, then the flowers are punches from paper shapers. I inked everything with a sponge and chocolate chip ink from stampin up. Thinking of you is from a Studio G set $1 stamps from Michaels. All PP is from heidi grace designs, Winnefred St. pack.


Sunday, March 15, 2009

Drinks with Dan Akroyd!

Last night my Hubby took me to the Mandalay Bay Casino for our date night. We went to the very top some 40 story's up, to the Foundation Room to have drinks with Dan Akroyd!! OMG
I was really nervous, and thought i might get to see him from a distance, but no I got to take a picture with him!! He shook my hand and asked me my name!! Can you believe that!! He was there promoting his New Crystal Skull Vodka. I still have stars in my eyes!!
The first picture is me on the Balcony of the Mandalay Bay with a spectacular view of the strip.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Easter Bunny

I'm in a monthly card swap, It's only for 5 cards and every month their is a different theme. April's theme is Easter. I don't make many Easter cards, but I have the cutest Stampin up bunny stamp set. The vine paper is flocked, I picked it up at Big Lots 8 sheets for a $1. The inside reads- Easter wishes with lots of hugs &kisses.