Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Best Day

Hello, I'm back today with a card that I made for my nephew.  It's so hard for me to make manly cards, and I think I may have missed the mark on this one, but I still love how personal the card is.

When we were in El Paso for Christmas, Maddie and Damian made pancakes for us.  This was the first time Maddie got to help in the kitchen and she was just thrilled that she was making pancakes with Damian.  So, I decided to use a photo of them for his card.

I wish the photos turned out better, because in real life, the colors on this card are just great and they go together perfectly.  IDK why they look so faded and blurry in the photos.  Anyways, I used several items from my Heidi Swapp and Project Life stash for this card.  The background paper is from My Mind's Eye and I like how the paper makes it seem like there's additional flags and layers without adding any bulk to the card.

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Tag Card

Good Morning!  I'm back today with another card that I made for Valentine's Day.  This card was also inspired by a Pinterest find, you can see the original card HERE.  This card was for my mom so I changed the color scheme to fit her tastes and since she loves green and butterflies, why not combine the two :)

To make the card I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder to texture a white piece of cardstock and then added a layer of background paper.  I used a library card pocket to hold the tag and I embellished it with a doily, some twine, a trio of felt stars and some sequins.

The sentiment on the little tag is from Verve Stamps.  To string the stars on the twine I used a large needle and my paper piercer to pre-punch the holes.

I finished off the piece with a little bit of Valentine's Day washi tape.  I like that this is a holiday card with out being overboard on the sentiments and hearts and pink and red.

I stamped a large shipping tag with this cute fairy stamp and added a die cut and stamped butterfly to the edge.  I added a vellum star behind the butterfly for some added layers.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Valentine's Day Card - Love

Happy Valentine's Day!!  Today I have another Pinterest inspired Valentine's Day card.  This card was inspired by a beautiful Heidi Swapp Easter card.  You can see the inspiration card HERE.

I am so in love with the layered look of banners right now and this card is the perfect mix of banners, ephemera, and ribbon.  I love the overall color palette that the inspiration card has and I think it's perfect for Valentine's Day, so I tried to stick with a similar color scheme.

Instead of going with an obvious lovey-dovey background paper, I chose to use this pretty bokeh style paper to keep it light and whimsical.  I also chose to leave out the textured layer since I wanted a crisper feel to my card.

To make the banners, I used some coordinating scraps from my stash and just notched them with a pair of sharp scissors.  I topped them off with a fluffy bow made from pink dyed seam binding that I scrunched up to give it a softer appearance.  And, finished the entire embellishment off with a translucent Heidi Swapp butterfly.

The love sentiment at the bottom is from the Dear Lizzy Serendipity collection. The touch of gold gives it just the right amount of bling for me.  I tucked another translucent Heidi Swapp embellishment behind the word for symmetry.

One of the things that I really like about this design and all the other ones I chose for these cards is that they can be easily altered to fit any occasion by changing the color scheme and a couple of simple elements.

Enjoy your weekend :)

Friday, February 13, 2015

Valentine's Day Card - Black Butterfly

Happy Friday!  I'm here today with a card that I made for Valentine's Day.  Lately I haven't been making as many cards as I used to and I find that it takes me a while to start feeling creative.  Since I didn't have much time to spend making this year's cards, I decided to take some inspiration from Pinterest.  Some of the cards, I just copied exactly as I saw them, others I altered to fit my taste and supplies.  THIS is the card that inspired today's card.  And, here's my version of the card:

I changed my color scheme to make it suitable for V-day and added some background print in gray as well.  I kept all the elements that I loved from the card: the stenciled background, the paint splatters and the textured butterfly.

A lot of the supplies are from different Heidi Swapp lines.  I used her background stencil, color shine sprays, background stamp, and gold glitter paper.  The bubble embellishments are from Queen & Co.

Have you made your Valentine's Day cards yet?

Monday, February 9, 2015

So I had a baby...

and then I fell off the face of this blog!!  I'm not sure if anyone is still reading this old blog, but for those of you who are, I'm back!! 

In August 2012 we welcomed little Madison Grace into our lives.  She is the most beautiful, sweetest, funniest, and greatest blessing that anyone could ever ask for.  She's the center of our whole world and in the process of learning how to become new parents, we had to let some stuff fall through the cracks and this blog was one of them.

Since then, lots of stuff has happened: new job, going back to school, hubby started playing at church on weekends, and an unplanned house remodel (a pipe burst in the bathroom, awesome times!).  But, I'm taking this semester off and I've done a few cute projects here and there and I want to share them all with you. 

I'm hoping to begin posting here again, maybe not very regularly, but as often as possible and whenever I remember to actually photograph stuff before I give them away.  So stay tuned for some stuff in the coming weeks.

Thanks for stopping by!!

PS: I almost forgot!  I very recently opened up an Etsy shop where I'm selling custom hair accessories like the ones I make for my daughter.  Please stop by, check it out and share it with your friends :)

PSS: I'm having a giveaway on the Facebook page I created for my Etsy shop, check it out here: