Friday, March 1, 2013

Jess' Spring fever remix party!! @ project run n play!

there's a remix party going on over at Project run 'N' play! I took Jess' pattern and ran with it.  I know it doesn't look like her dress or even anyone else's .. but I like it.  I actually used the back bodice for the front and the front for the back.  I've been upcycling old clothes so I salvaged enough fabric to make my 4 year old a dress:  Here it is!!

fabric I used.

finished dress

My daughter is in bed so I don't have a picture of her wearing it but i'll post one as soon as I can.  I have more projects but since its after 10 on a Friday .. i'm going to go have a date night with my hubby.  good night everyone!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

challenges D2C, 3GJC, CCC

split coast stampers matchboxes, slotted heart cut it from silhouette store. black ribbon from studio G.

brads from my stash

pink glitter paper from DCWV


Decorate to Celebrate: wedding, engagement:

3 Girl Jam Challenge: anything with ribbon:

Cameo Creations Challenge: Tag, cameo cut:

Monday, February 11, 2013

valentines, valentines, valentines

Layout from everyday scrapbooks. Gold and red foil paper from DCWV hearts made wit creative memories heart punch.  the rest are from scraps.

this I made for my Husband for valentine's day. He loved it by the way.  the tickets inside are home made and I printed off the cover for the movie we went to see.  the stamps on the cover are from my stamp sets that I got for Christmas years ago.

this card uses the retro sketches sketch, rhinestones I made into stickers with my sticker maker, scrap paper, and heart punch from creative memories.
these 3x3 valentines are for my kids to use and give their friends.  I also used the retro sketch for these.

LSP: love, valentine:  littlescrappieces
Ctv#24 3 3x3 kids valentines: cardztv
HMCR#84: scraps, valentine: hidinginmycraftroom
RCS #23 heart: redcarpetstudio
RS#50: retrosketches

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Opened Shop

Hey everyone! I just wanted to send out a notice that I just opened shop on Etsy :

I haven't listed any paper craft items but there is jewelry sets and knitted items. and always more to come :)

Monday, February 4, 2013

RS#49, MM279, RCS#22

this first card is based off of this week's retro sketch.  I used some scrap paper and a red ball point pen along with the 2.54 cm creative memories heart punch.
Challenge: Retro Sketches #49:

This card I used a ZIG marker in black, scrap papers and the heart punches from Creative Memories along with Pink by Design's black friday stamp "Let's Go Shopping!".  I followed the Mojo Monday sketch.
Challenges: Mojo Monday 279:

This layout is for Valentine's day and I used scrap paper for all of it.  I used the craft's meow stamps vintage clocks, the heart punches from CM as well as my corner rounder.  the sketch is from
Challenges: Red Carpet Studio #22:

Olive you so much!

the olives and sentiment are from doodle pantry.  I embossed the squares with my cuttlebug, Swiss dots, divine swirls, wood grain, birds and swirls, leaves and branches and flowers embossing folders. and then a bunch of unmarked stamps I have in my collection as a background subway art sort of thing.

Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge #31:
Cuttin & Stampin Challenge #4:
HIMCR #83:

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

retro & Mojo entries

Retro sketches #47 sketch
the crafts meow good times stamps. Stampin' Up! bumble bee stamp, basic black ink pad & stampin' write "really rust".  C reative memories 1 1/2" & 1 1/4" octagon punch.  Zig writer 1.2mm black & scrap paper in orange, yellow & black.

Mojo Monday #277 sketch
The Craft's Meow "Golden Days" stamp.  We R Memory Keepers "energy" stamp.  Kaleidacolor ink pad "spectrum".  Elmer's glitter glue in green, yellow and blue.  Stampin' Up! Forest Foliage pen & Tombo 636 pen.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

cards, cards, and more cards

the Craft's Meow ~sketch challenge:
Red Carpet Studio ~Butterfly effect:
Mojo Monday ~Sketch challenge:
CASology ~blue:
DL.ART ~Thank You Card:

these buttons are from the Christmas pajamas I made for my family.  the cupcake, flowers and swirly stars are all unmarked stamps I had in my stash of stamps.  I colored the flowers adn cupcake with tombo markers.

I made these for my daughters for Valentines Day. I used the SVG files love ewe file, tombo markers, cuttlebug embossing file and scrap paper.

Here is my Blue card.  I used the embossing folder that came with my cuttlebug, the craft's meow stamp for the banner, the flowers and dragonflies are from a set i've had since christmas years ago.

this one was really fun to make.  the lips and butterfly are stamps from the same set as the ones from the card above.  the same embossing folder as the card above, scrap paper and my tombo markers.

Happy Crafting Everyone!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


I have another project for you all.  I've been working on this for a while and not even finished with the completed thing.  Here is my Valentine for my hubby as well as part of the gift i'm making for him. I used the studio file coupon book, and the svg love ewe from SVG cutting files [].  I saw it and knew I wanted to give this to my husband. the embossing was done with my cuttlebug and the inking along the edges of the sheep and background is done with stampin' up! ink. :)

a sampling of the coupons :)

DPDC30 entry

I really wanted to share a card today that I was unsure about at first but now that it's all together I think it's one of my favorite cards.  Usually I color these images myself but I really liked how this pre-colored image looked and knew I wanted to use it.  I used scraps of paper; I hid my whole paper so that I use the scraps first... I have 2 12x12 bins full of scraps! anyway, I used the doodle pantry digital image poodle and some ribbon I received from my sister-in-law.  enjoy...

A poodle for your thoughts?

the card on my paper easel :)

Saturday, January 12, 2013

2 cards and health update

I have 2 cards for you today.  first is a baby card and second is a winter card that i'll probably use next Christmas.  The first card, I used scrap pink polka dot paper from DCWV and some brown card stock I bought from JoAnn.  The card is from a kit off the Silhouette store called Baby boy card, Yeah I just used pink instead of blue :)  this card is for a few challenges.  of course right? :D 

Cameo Creations:
Cardz TV:

This card is based off Retro Sketches card sketch for the week and uses my new cut file from silhouette (snow globe).  and I embossed with my cuttlebug folders, swirls, snow and swiss dots.  I used blue and black ink pads from studio g as well as studio G twine I got on sale.  this card is for the following challenges:

little scrap pieces:
Cut it Up:
Retro Sketches:

Things are a little hectic but we're all feeling much better.  Thanks so much to all of my bloggy buddies that wished us well this last week.  we're still trying to get our house in order so hopefully that happens or at least settles down a bit over here and i'll have something fun for graduation soon. :D

Happy Crafting

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

CASology ~Winter entry

I used scrap paper, as it's taking over and I need to use it up quick, The Crafts Meow stamp from Vintage Clocks, Studio G ribbon and the cuttlebug with snow folder.  This is for the CASology challenge ~Winter.  I decided on a winter birthday card because i've used up all my birthday cards and need more :)

My husband and I are sick so that's going to be it for me today; sorry.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Happy New Year!

Allison & Gwenna with Santa at Broulim's 
Sorry i've been MIA lately but with all the planning for Christmas and then new year plans as well as being sick i haven't made a lot of time for blogging.  We went to Washington state for Christmas and stayed in this amazing house!  I did a video tour once we got there but i'm not done working on it so it's not posted anywhere.  Christmas was great; lots of food, family, games and excitement.  Now that my kids are bigger I realize how exciting Christmas is (or at least remember that it's exciting).  With so many people, opening presents took all day (literally, we had to break for lunch and naps and stuff) but it was fun.  My sister is Expecting a new little baby and we are so excited for her and her little family! :)  we're hoping its a girl since she already has the most adorable boy.  it was really fun to go to the Pacific Science Center, watch The Hobbit in 3D, dye my hair pink, and sign with family.
Braxton at the PSC building a monster 
I made one card to share with all of you and since i've had plenty of Christmas cards I decided to make something for a Girls night or something.  so here is my creation!  I used red scrap card stock and stamps from Stampin Up! the sentiment is from studio G and says, "hello sweet thing".  I colored in the drinks and flotation with colored pencils and added some studio G glitter glue to add a little sparkle.  the green ribbon is from my daughter's birthday party in November.  I just folded and sewed the streamers.  I used the Retro Sketches weekly sketch.

3 Girl Jam ~ Anything Goes
Retro Sketches ~ sketch
Cut it up ~ out with the old
Red Carpet Studio ~ Anything "Sweet" challenge
Little Scrap Pieces ~ 500th post

I will be doing a graduation party very soon!  with gifts!  I'm still trying to hash out the details and get my fitness blog up and running... and actually interesting.  but it's coming up very soon!