Monday, April 16, 2012

Birthday Wishes

My card is a 5"x5". I used a beige cardstock for my card. I embossed the top and bottom of the card with a Sizzix, I don't know the name, sorry. I then inked the embossing with Dew Drop- Pearlescent Orchid. For the flowers I used vellum paper in pink and white and the Cricut cartridge- Mother's Day Bouquet, cut at 1" and 1/2". The leaves are cut at 1" and 1/2". I used a McGill petal shaper to add dimension to the flowers. The sentiment was cut from a My Creative Time Die- Fancy Frame Die and for the sentiment I used My Creative Time- Gift Card Sentiments. The pearls are from Michael's $1.00 bin.

I am entering in the following challenges:

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Easter Chick

My Easter card is a 5X7.I used white cardstock and used a Cuttlebug folder, I don't know the name sorry.I inked the raised embossing with Martha Stewart- sea lavender. I then cut a piece of glitter cardstock at 4.5X6 and embossed it with Cuttlebug folder- Grace's Frame.
I used Create A Critter to cut my cute chick.I used my Gypsy to hide the face. It was cut at 3" with the layers. I used a Peachy Keen stamp- Critter faces and added google eyes.
The eggs are from a Studio G stamp and embossed with embossing powder then cut out. The tag is from My Creative Time- Build a Banner set. The banner on the bottom is homemade washi tape stamped with a stamp from Studio G and to finish off my card I used Card Candi in the corners.

I am entering in the following challenges:

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Monday, March 19, 2012

Liebster Award

I am humbled by two of my fellow bloggers, who were kind enough to think of my blog for this wonderful award! A huge thank you to Tracy at and Lisa at
The origins of the Liebster Blog Award are unclear but "the word translates from German as "darling" or "beloved". It's given to bloggers who have less than 200 followers in order to generate some traffic for them.

Here are the guidelines for the Liebster Blog Award
1. Acknowledge the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.

2.Give this award to 5 other bloggers, who must have less than 200 followers, and let them know through a comment on their blog.

3. Post the award on your blog

4. Best of all- bask in the glory, have fun, and share the love!

Now, I get to pass this award on to 5 blogs that I think are awesome! I have decided to pass this award onto 5 of my amazing followers. Here they are:

1. Sandi-
2. Robin-
3. Gwen-
4. Keren-
5. Kathy-

Please stop by their blogs and check out their work, it's amazing!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

A Mermaids Crafts Giveaway

Lisa is having her one year Blogaversary and to celebrate she is having a generous giveaway. You can visit her blog here and be sure to look around at all her creativity.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Sympathy Card

I needed a sympathy card for one of the ladies that works for me, her mother passed away recently and I wanted her to know I was thinking of her.

There are no Cricut cuts, oh no! I started with a 4.25x5.0 card. I used the Stampin Up embossing folder- Manhattan Flowers, I then used pink chalk on the roses. I topped off the chalk with stickles to add some sparkle. The ribbon is from Walmart. The sentiment is from Stampendous- Encouraging Words.

I am entering in the following challenges:

Monday, February 20, 2012

Tina's 200 follower give away!

Tina at is having a 200 follower give away.
What will you win????
You will have your choice to win a Michaels, Hobby Lobby or JoAnns gift card for $25!! Tell all your crafty friends to come check out her blog!

Thank You

My daughter needed a Thank You card and this is the card I created for her.

Cardstock- white,black
Cuttlebug folders- swiss dots, scroll work
Ink- Marcella by K- black
Flowers- from my stash
Ribbon- Hobby Lobby
White gel pen
Sentiment- Annabee Designs, Inkadinkado
Stickles- Studio G

My card base is 5x7. The black layer is 4.75x6.75 and the white layer is 4.5x6.5. I embossed the top layer with two different embossing folders and then lightly inked the top to make the impression stand out.I added a Hot Pink ribbon and bow to the top layer. After adhering the layers I used my gel pen to add stitching around the edge. I then added my sentiment and embellishments. I finished off my card by adding stickles to the flowers and leaves. Hope you liked my card!

I am entering in the following challenges:

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Liebster Award

Hi Everyone,

I am so excited To find out the news that my blog
has received the Liebster Blog Award.

A huge thank you
and hug

A short introduction about the Liebster Blog Award:
"Liebster" is German for "Dearest"
The award is a
"Share the love arrangement",
given to inspirational bloggers with
less that 200 followers.

Here's the to do list for any of the
Liebster Blog Award recipients.

1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter
on your blog.
2. Link back to the blogger who presented
you the award .
3. Copy and paste the award on
your blog.
4. Present the Liebster Blog Award to
5 bloggers with less than
5. Let them know they have been
chosen by leaving a comment
on their blog.

Here are my five choices
(in no particular order)
with less that 200 followers.

1. Cindy
2. Miranda
3. Kelly
4. Susan
5. Letillia

It was so hard to pick just 5.
I know so many wonderful bloggers!

Thank you all for the hard work you put
into your blogs.
Each and everyone of you are very talented
and extremely inspirational.

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Thursday, February 9, 2012


I made this card with a few challenges in mind. My card is a 4.25 x 5.25 card. I used red card stock and the paper is from the $1.00 bin at Target. I used the Storybook cartridge and cut my hearts at 2.5', 1.5' along with the shadows. The rhinestones are from Studio G and the ribbon is from my stash. I used Creative Time-stitched oval die for the label. The sentiment is from Studio G. I used foam squares to add dimension to the hearts and the label. Hope you like my card.

I am entering in the following challenges:

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Sweet Valentine


I hope you are enjoying your weekend. I made a Valentine's Day card for one of my granddaughters. My card is a 5" x 6" card. I used Core'dinations cardstock for the base. The printed paper is from the dollar bins at Target. I cut the paper at 4.5" x 5.5". I used Valentine's Sweets Digital cartridge in the Cricut Craft room and cut my bear at 3" and all the layers. I inked all the edges with Stampabilities Ink-Pink. I added twine and rhinestones to the heart from my stash. The ribbon is also from my stash. For the sentiments I used My Creative Time-Tiny Tags on the heart and Studio G on the tag. I think my card turned out really cute don't you?

I am entering in the following challenges:

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Stuck Out In The Rain

I tried a new card fold-Joy fold I seen on Cards TV. You can see Mary's video here: Unfortunately my card base did not turn out as it was suppose to. To salvage my card I decided I liked the way it turned out anyway. What do you think?

I used A Child's Year to cut the umbrella at 1.34" and the silhouette at 2". I then used foam squares to pop up the umbrella and flower and used the corners as a closure. I used a jelly roll pen for the stitching. The ribbon is from my stash. The sentiment is from TPC Studio- Playful Expressions. I hope you like how I turned a mistake into a tiered card.

I am entering in the following challenges:


Saturday, January 28, 2012

A Little Pick Up For You


I created this card for two challenges I wanted to enter. Masculine cards are always hard to create and this one was no exception. My card base is 5x7. I used Recollections- Jolly and Bright. My mat is cut at 4.75 and the paper I used is from Cloud 9 Designs. I used Just Because Cards for my truck and cut it at 6.25 and all the layers. After assembling I decided to use buttons for the wheels. I inked the edges using Distress- Vintage Photo. The stitching was done using my Jelly Roll pen-white. The label was cut at 2" from Lacey Labels and then I added I Rocks around the edges. I used foam tape on the truck and label to add dimension.

I am entering in the following challenges:

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Fantastic Giveaway!!!!!

Georgie over at has an amazing give away but hurry to enter as this give away ends January 31st.

Valentine's Day Card

I recently purchased the new Cricut cartridge Victorian Romance and had to create a card. This cartridge has some great images to cut for Valentine's Day.

Cricut cartridge- Victorian Romance
Ribbon from my stash
Viva Decor-Pearl Pen
Embellishments from my stash

Hope you like my card!

I am entering in the following challenge:
2. technique,new things

Monday, January 23, 2012

Giveaway at Owl Be Craftin

Here is what's included: One spring stamp set from Studio G, one Valentine's stamp set from Studio G, adhesive faux pearls from Recollections, twine from The Twinery in Maraschino and Blossom, and Tim Holtz Distress Ink in tea dye.

To be eligible for this giveaway:

Be a follower of my blog and leave me a comment on this post.
For a second chance to win, create a post on your blog about this giveaway and then come back here letting me know you did.
For a third chance, "like" the Owl Be Craftin' Facebook page! (You can find it on the right-hand sidebar ---->)

I will pick a winner once I reach 100 followers or on February 1st, whichever is sooner. Good luck to everyone!
Visit her blog here:

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Let It Snow

I had a lot of fun making this card. I used George and Basic Shapes and welded the circles together with my Gypsy. The card base is cut at 6x6. Next I embossed the front of my card using the Sizzix snow flake embossing folder, then lightly inked the edges and the raised images with Stampabilities Ink-Baby Blue.

I then used Winter Frolic to cut my snowman at 3.5" and the layers. After applying all the layers I used the Simple Sallies face from Peachy Keen and inked the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink-Vintage Photo. I then pop dotted onto my card.

The tag is from My Creative Time-Build a Banner set. The sentiment is from Studio G. Gotta love those $1.00 stamps!! I also pop dotted the tag.

The snow flakes are actually seguins and I used a Viva Decor Pearl Pen for the centers.

I used three different types of ribbon or twine from my stash.

I am entering in the following challenges:

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Valentine's Day

Card Stock--Recollections
Embossing Folder--Cuttlebug, Hearts
Paper Doilie
Ribbon--From Stash
Embellishments--From Stash
Sentiment--Studio G
Gel Pen--Jelly Roll
Die Cut--Creative Time,Stitched Oval

I made this card for a challenge over at Going Buggy, it is her first challenge of the year. For the challenge you are to create a card or project using the colors Grey, White and Red or Black, White and Red.

I am entering in the following challenge:

Friday, January 13, 2012

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Warms My Heart

Cricut Cartridges- George and Basic Shapes, cut at 5.5 x 5.5
Love You a Latte, cut at 4.25
Card Stock- Mauve
Colorbok Die Cut
Jelly Roll Pen- Metallic Gold
Distress Ink- Vintage Photo
Embellishments from stash
Creative Time Die- Fancy Frames
Sentiment- Fiskars Latte Love

I received the Love You a Latte cartridge for Christmas and this is my first card using it.
The sentiment stamps are from a challenge I won over at She's A Sassy Lady. Thank you Shelia!!! Shelia's blog is inspirational and informative and the creativity is amazing. She is very generous in sharing her cut files, tips and tricks. Stop by her blog here

I am entering in the following challenge:

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Pounded Flowers

There was some interest in how you make the pounded flowers so here is the directions.
Tools needed:
Sturdy flat surface
Fresh Flowers and leaves
Paper towels
Aluminum foil

Cut your card base to desired size, score.

The best flowers to use for this technique are flat faced flowers such as Violets or Pansies. The leaves can be Ferns or Evergreen pieces.

Use the following sandwich on your sturdy flat surface: scrap piece of cardstock, closed card base. Flowers are face down on the card base. Arrange your flowers and leaves in any design being careful not to get to close to the end of your card.

Carefully cut away the green top that the stem is attached to, make sure all the petals are still attached. You can overlap your flowers. Then place a paper towel over your flowers then the foil. Top with another piece of scrap cardstock. The cardstock keeps your card from getting the hammer marks. Pound with the hammer, you are transferring the natural pigments in the flowers to your card. Carefully check to see if you have pounded all the flowers and leaves. If not, cover and pound some more. When you are finished pounding, take the cardstock, foil and paper towel off and let the card dry overnite with the flowers and leaves still attached. It will look like a big mess.

After your card has dried overnite scape off all the dried flower pieces and this is what you will get.....

Hope this helps. There are numerous videos on You Tube, type in the search box pounded flowers and it will take you to the videos. Hope you enjoyed the tutorial.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Thank You Card

I used a new technique I learned called pounded flowers for the border on my card, if anyone would like to know how it is done please leave a comment and I will get back to you.
Cricut Cartridge Mothers Day Bouquet, Lacey Labels

I am entering in the following challenge:

Monday, January 2, 2012

Wedding Celebration

Card base 5x7
Cricut Cartridge-Paper Doll Dress Up
Ribbon from stash
I Rock
Flowers are quilled ribbon

I am entering in the following Challenge: