Sunday, November 30, 2008

Check it out

My goal for 2008 was to get my work published. I am so happy to say I made it! This is my very first published card, which is in the January/February 2009 issue of Paper Crafts Magazine on page 25. This issue is on sale now.
Thanks for looking and thank you for all the support the past week! You guys are the best!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Sorry I haven't been around. I am dealing with some family issues. I hope to be back soon.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Enabler Alert!

Just wanted to share with all of you that Creative Cuts and More is having a coupon sale TODAY! The coupon is good for 15% off with a minimum order of $25. The coupon is good on everything they that sell at the store, not just the die cuts. The code is:  winter0815

Today is also the last day to turn in applications for the Creative Cuts and More guest designer position as well! SO hurry and check out both of these links!!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Another quick post

Gee if my posts get any shorter then all I will be posting is the card...geesh! Seriously, where are the days going? I hardly have time to do anything anymore. I am hoping it is just that time of the year...who knows! Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it!

Stamps used: "To You and Yours", "Baroque Motifs", & "Many Merry Messages" by Stampin' UP!

Come on is a chance for you!!

Creative Cuts & More is looking for at least a dozen guest designers to share their creativity with die cuts in 2009. Who better to join us than our loyal customers? The deadline is rapidly approaching, so apply today! Full details can be found on our blog at

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Another Dove

I love this swirly dove from Stampin' UP!, can ya tell?! I went with the gold and green combo here. Added a few little snowflakes in versa mark ink to the side of the card, kinda hard to see in the photo.
Getting ready for a stamp camp, so this is short...sorry. This week is going by SO fast. Thanks for stopping by!
Big Hugs!!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Its beginning to look a lot like....

Starting to make some Holiday cards for friends to order and for upcoming classes. Here is one of the half dozen I have made this weekend. Super simple, just embossed with gold EP on gold card stock. I then colored in the dove with a white Souffle pen. This is my favorite out of the ones I have made so far this season.

Hope you are all doing well...sorry I haven't been around as much as normal. Life has gotten busy with the boys school and working extra hours and trying to keep up with design teams. I think of you all often and truly appreciate all the comments. I look forward to the time when I can sit and check out your blogs as well.

Friday, November 7, 2008

lucky lucky me!!

The best b'day present EVER.....Copics!!! Oh my family (DH) loves me!!

This is me and my funky bunch. Al actually made me a chocolate cake and had the kids help decorate totally sweet is that! He also made dinner, sent me flowers at work and....snuck over to my office took my car and detailed it. I am sure I had a strange look on my face when I came out to my car from work. "UM
who stole my car and cleaned it inside and out". OH duh!!!
Anyway I had a super b'day and had so many wo
nderful wishes from family and friends as well all of my blogging and facebook friends. What a super start to my 36th year!! Thanks!!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Its my birthday...its my birthday

Since today is my 36th b'day I thought a piece of cake would be appropriate. This is another cake box from Creative Cuts and More decorated for the holidays with Rustic Snowflakes from Paper Trey Ink. I stamped the image with Versa Mark then used "Heat and Stick Powder" from SU, heated then added Doodle Bug glitter and those holiday colored rhinestones (both items can be purchased from Creative Cuts & More). Super easy and a sweet little holiday treat box.

Creative Cuts and More is looking for 12 guest designers for the 2009. If you are interested check out this link: Die Cut Diva
Have a great night! GO AVs!!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A little box

Happy Hump Day!
This is the box I made for 3D Design Challenge this week. This simple little box is so super easy to make! I used Ballet Blue cardstock from SU, "Rustic Snowflakes" from Paper Trey Ink and some fuzzy glittery string. Check out the challenge and make one your self! You could win a super cool bag from Daily Window Products. Woo Hoo!!
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Popcorn Box

Here is a great box from Creative Cuts and More called a "Popcorn Box". I used stamps from Paper Trey Ink and used a couple of different techniques on it. The little white snowflakes were stamped using white craft ink then embossed with white EP. The snow at the bottom I used Stampin' UP! envelope glue. I smeared the glue across the bottom of the box then added white EP. Kind of a neat effect?! For the silver tag I smearing glue with my finger on a piece of white cardstock and added silver EP. After it had cooled I kissed Versa Mark pad right on top and added more Silver EP. Heat and set and repeated for a third time. As soon as I finished heating that third layer of EP I quickly took the snowflake stamped which was inked up with Versa Mark and pressed it into the center of the warm EP. Once the image was cool I used a circle punch to cut out the snowflake. Looks like a metal tag huh!?
Well today is Election Day here in the States, so I will be casting my vote. (2 more days till my b'day tee hee)
Hope all of you who are able to do the same! I will be so glad when the political advertisements will be over with!
Have a super day!!