Saturday, February 28, 2015

Gone "BABY" Fishin'

Happy Saturday! 
I sure hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend...
It's a bit cloudy here today in AZ, so it is another perfect day to stay inside and make cards right? 
Today, I'm sharing with you a new card that is for my nephew and his fiance for their upcoming baby boy! My nephew is a huge fisherman and the invitation to the baby shower is all about the baby going to be a fisherman too! Just like his daddy. Here is part of the invitation, it has little lily pads and more fishes in green on it, but I just wanted to share this corner for my inspiration for baby card I made for the two of them. 

So here is my card for them. I hope they like it... It is a shaker card in all three circles. There are little beads inside and the fishes have google eyes. The font is Walt Disney; I was thinking it would be great for a baby card. 

All the waves are hand cut by using a big wave scissor. The large fishing pole was made using my cricut and I added a bob on the pole to add more red color. The green ovals are meant to represent lily pads and I had to add some bling for the fish. 

I used my cuttlebug for the white bubbles behind the fishes. The fishes were cut with my cricut, just simple ovals and heart tails. I added gold pearl stickles for the dots to match the invitation. 

The best part of this card is the Cherry Lynn Diecut with the "Gone Fishin". I actually don't own this good friend at work has this diecut and let me borrow it for the weekend because I knew I wanted to use it for this card. Thank you Lorianne! I added the tiny "baby" flag banner in blue.  

So thanks for stopping by once again! 
I appreciate it and always love all the wonderful comments

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Your Peachy!

Hi everybody! 
Today, I'm sharing a card inspired by this week's Mojo Monday # 386. I made it yesterday...seems like there is never enough time in the day to upload? The card is more peach in color but my camera and photoshop think differently??? lol So it looks a bit more orange.....but that's OK. I used some new spellbinders diecuts and I'm waiting for some new Cheery Lynn diecuts in the mail...I'm so excited!!! So this is the first time I tried to make my own circle font...It worked out good except the color? I was trying to make it peachy...and somehow it came out green? weird? Must be my then I decided to keep it and add leaves.... 

I added the last of my pearl swirls....I'm saddened...need more ASAP! 

These are prima flowers that I have had FOREVER! Or at least it feels that way....
Glad I could use them for this card and added of course them!

So here is the is tall and skinny...but I need some more birthday cards so I used my standard 5X6 card....
Thx Julee! Always love your inspiration and sketches! 

Thx for stopping by today! 
Have a great day!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Purple Minion Birthday!

Hello Minions!
Tonight, I'm sharing with you a card that was inspired from pinterest. The minions were in yellow in the original card, made by Jo Weedon, Thank You! but I wanted to make mine purple. My oldest daughter's birthday was this past Wednesday Feb, 18th and she LOVES minions! My hubby wanted me to make them purple not because she is angry but because when she was a little girl her favorite color was purple. We used to call her the purple possum....shhh...sometimes we still do! LOL The minions are all free hand and I bought purple feathers for the hair. Can you believe my husband sent me to the craft store to get those feathers? Oh my!!! LOL

I added some super old brads to the balloons to make them a bit girly. The tiny "m" are little stickers and I have lots of google eyes. So one has one eye and the other has two. 

I used a verve stamp with Tim holtz ink that I bought just for this card, since I realized I didn't have that color! Say What???

Her is my very first double, double bow....I love them to death and they are soooo easy! 
I was soooo surprised. 

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to come back soon...I have many more creations to share with you just not enough hours in the day to upload them all! 

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Shabby Chic Shaker Card

Happy Sunday! 
Today, I'm sharing with you a shabby chic shaker card. I have made one shaker card prior to this one, but I will share it with you at a later time. first shaker card is for a contest coming soon. :) This card is for this week's Anything Goes at Cheery Lynn Designs # 173. 
I was planning to make a purple card since I don't use that color very often, however I ended up using pinks, creams, and browns. All the diecuts are from Cheery Lynn and I used a MS punch along the edge of the cream cardstock. Did you notice the big brown bow? I finally figured out how to make this gorgeous double bows that I have admired from soooo many cardmakers. Yay!

I used a bit of lace for the top of the window for a curtain. The tiny beads are in each separate window. I used white foam to raise the card up and clear transparency film plus cardstock on top for the window.

Here is a close up of the flowers. I used Gala Glitz in brown for the centers. The stamp "thanks"I used brown chalk and fussy cut out. Then I curled it a bit with my fingers. The beautiful stamps are from Just Rite. I love making lots of thank you cards because you never know when you need one right away! 

Loving the double bow :) 
I also added pink pearls to the top of the window and one in each corner of the punched corners.

An inside view of the card and I even added another flower after I took this picture. 
You can see it on my video tutorial below...

Cheery Lynn Diecuts Used:

FRM141 Window A
SF-2 Stacker Flowers #2
B241 Rose Leaf Strip
B178 Flourish Leaf Strip
B152 Miniature Rose 

Here is a new tutorial using miniature roses to make different kinds of flowers.
It was a request by Lizzy C.  
Enjoy and thanks for watching! 

Have a great day! 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015


Hello peeps! 
Today Im sharing with you a card that was inspired by this week's Mojo Monday #385.
This card was made pretty fast (a couple days ago) and  (less than an hour), love when that happens! The papers are like a vintage blue and so I just used white cardstock to enhance the papers. I didnt make the rose but I added a star behind it in blue for leaves to match. I used 3 different diecut companies and MS punch. The metal piece is from tim holtz and I just added blue pearls on the side where the brad usually are placed. The stamp is from Just Rite Stamps...lots of different thank you's to choose.

Inside more blues...

Close up of the metal frame....I also used distressing ink in blue

Here is the fabulous sketch this week! Merci! 

Thanks for stopping by...have a great day! 

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Pop Up... Piano Card

Hello Everyone, 
I hope you all had a nice weekend and a wonderful Valentines Day! 
So today I'm sharing with you a card that I made for this week's Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge  #172-Shaped Card. It can be anything other than a square. Since I make lots of rectangles I thought I would try something new. OK, I know this piano card has been around here and there...however, I made mine from scratch. I have been wanting to make a crd like this for a very long time. I just used the standard 5 x6 size that I like and turned it sideways. It basically opens like a regular card would that you would buy from the store. The curve I just free handed and fussy cut out. Lots of cheery lynn flowers, leaves and flourishes on this card. 

I made the pop up part by just folding paper back and forth. So it can be placed in an envelope and mailed. The doily I cut in half and stamped the sentiment on it. There is also a cheery lynn butterfly inside but it was hard for me to get the right angle for a photo....sorry. 

Here is a closer view....also my triple bow again! This time I placed a miniature rose on top. 
The piano part is a 1 inch white strip. I drew lines with a marker in black every .5 inches and then added a .25 x .75 inch cut up black paper for the keys. Pretty easy just takes a little time. 

Here you can kind of see the
I made my card with a third part so that is where I will place my personal sayings. 

I used the Victorian romance flourish inside too, white cardstock and pink cardstock on the front. 

So I was planning to use this inside on the back but it as a bit too much so I made it into a bookmark that I could send with the card, since it does match. 

Another view....same size piano instructions as above and I added the scalloped punch in pink  and black cardstock to enhance it a bit more.

Cheery Lynn Diecuts Used:

DL151 Victorian Romance Flourish
DL Exotic Butterflies Small #2
DL102 French Pastry 
B178 Flourish Leaf Strip
B241 Rose Leaf Strip
B152 Miniature Rose

So I hope you enjoyed my piano card today. It did take a bit longer to make, but I'm happy with the ending result. 
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Wishing Two People...Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day!!
I hope everyone is having a nice day with their partners and loved ones... Tonight my hubby and I are planning to meet up with my daughter and her fiance for dinner. I usually never go out on this day because it is so busy, overpriced and since today is a Saturday...I'm thinking it will be worse? However, my daughters fiance wanted to meet up with us, so it is a nice gesture to include us in their day. 

Today, I wanted to make a card for them since we will see them later tonight. I think this is their first  or second valentines day together as a couple? The color red is a bit darker IRL. 
With all teh hearts I thought I would enter this card into this weeks shabby tea room challenge. 

I used Cheery Lynn hearts and then used my cricut for the inside red hearts with 1.5 and 1 inches. I added faux stitching with my white marker. I also made smaller hearts in the center with the sentiment from my cricut. The sentiment I just printed up on my computer in brown ink. All the flowers are from Recollections. 

The center diecut is from spellbinders and I added little tiny pearls around the edges. Behind the lacey circle is a white french doily from Cheery lynn. I have had these letter stamps from Stamps with Judith. I love them but never had the perfect card for them....until today!!! I think they are perfect for this card. 

Here is a closer view of the cheery lynn hearts...and my triple bow that I just started making recently and love so much! 

Here is the inside that I will just write in their names and sign. This stamp I recently found at Michaels. I love the font and I used my tim holtz red ink. I also used my MS punch for the inside. Never can get enough MS punches right? lol

Thanks for stopping by today! 
Have a wonderful Valentines Day!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Thank You Very Much!

Hello my scrappy friends! 
Today, was my first day back to work after almost 2 weeks off from the horrible flu! I will say it was hard to get up early in the morning since I have been sleeping in soooo many days now. However, it wasn't a horrible day and I didn't feel like passing out when I returned home. So that alone was a great feeling! 
Last night, I was thinking about making the Mojo Monday # 384 card sketch. I usually print it up and have it next to me as I'm designing, however, I looked at it for a while and had a few ideas on colors and I didn't print it up. I went into my scraproom and everything was coming together great! I loved the way it looked ( pinks in the pictures are brighter, it is more shabby chic lighter pinks?) Finally I was so happy and thought I would take some photos to upload, when I looked at the sketch online again and realized the ribbon was across one the the rectangles?? oh my! Guess that is what can happen when you interpret it yourself? lol 

So once again I layered the cheery lynn hearts on top of each other...loving the way it looks! The leaves I cut out from my cricut expression. I have seen some pretty leaves similar from prima diecuts and well since I don't own them.....yet....I thought I could make them myself and I just crimped them afterwards. 

So for my super exciting news! My son taught me how to use the computer and make my curved titles! So now you wont see the same stamp over and over...I can use and font, any size, and any color! YAY!
Thank You Very Much Son!

These flowers I found at the dollar bins at Michaels. I like that some of them already had glitter already.

Here is the inside using the very delicate diecut Venetian accents. 

Here is the wonderful sketch this week! I might have to try it again, since the first one is a bit different. Great another excuse to make a card! 

Thanks for stopping by! Love and appreciate all your lovely comments...

Sunday, February 8, 2015

A Mother...

Happy Sunday! 
I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend, Last night, I was up a few times again with this never ending cough from the flu I had last week. At 3am in the morning I was in so much pain from my throat that I almost cried! I desperately looked up on line quick at home remedies. Gargle with salt water....duh! I don't know why I didn't think of that before? Delirious i guess? Needless to say it must have helped because I finally fell asleep and woke up in less pain! Thank you Lord! I was so exhausted! I sure needed that sleep. 

So today at Cheery Lynn Challenge Blog # 171 is all about being Tickled Pink! I started to make this card last night and finished it up this morning. My mother loves shabby chic and pink so I thought I would make this card a bit early for mother's day. 

I used 4 different Cheery Lynn Diecuts for this 5 x 6 card. Since the theme is really all pinky, I added some pink pearls all around the card. I really wanted to use a pink satin bow but I dont have any this shade? Oh no! lol So I used the next best thing...a pink sheer that I found a the dollar store. It is my first triple bow and I really like the look so you may be seeing more of these in the future. :)

So here is a close up of the sentiment. It is not my quote. I seen it on another card a long time ago but I honestly don't know where and who made the stamp? So sorry! So I just printed it up on my computer and diecut it out. Then I added some pink distressing ink and added some pop dots behind it for a 3D look.

You know how I mentioned on my last card that I wanted to add a butterfly? TaDa! Today, I had the perfect spot for it...with one tiny pearl! 

A closer view of the pink flowers. Miniature Roses and a Posy. If you get the chance...
Don't forget to check out my video tutorial for miniature roses. 

Cheery Lynn Diecuts Used:

DL153 Polynesian Sails Oval
DL113 Exotic Butterflies Small #2
B152 Miniature Rose
B117 Fanciful Flourish

Spellbinders Diecut Used:
Classic Ovals Large

So thank you for stopping by and have a great Sunday! 

Friday, February 6, 2015

It's Your Birthday!

Happy Friday!
Well, Ive had a busy week making lots of cards, since I have been home sick! Actually, even though I have been sick I'm starting to enjoy being
So, today I'm sharing with a card using lots of Heartfelt Creation Stamps and Diecuts. The oval, the butterflies, the fence and the birdhouse are all from HC. (PS: Its part of the same collection that I get my doves) called Brookside Manor and Garden Romance. I wanted to make a birthday card since I don't have any in my stash. Nothing like having to make a card last minute. Ive done that before but it sure is nice to have some available on a moments notice.  

I know it is very springy, but I'm hoping for everyone out there that has been having a freezing winter that it sure comes soon! The leaves are from Cheery Lynn and the cream/white rose is the one that I made for the Miniature Roses Video Tutorial. Don't want to leave it

Here is a closer view of the stamp and all the pearls around the sentiment. I used cats eye chalk in creamy brown for all the stamping. The yellow roses are from Michael's dollar bin. 

I added a little shine to the butterflies and some green pearls to the top. 

The inside I punched the edges and added tiny little pearls for that little extra something! 

Well I hope you have a great Friday and a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

A Dozen Flowers Please!

Hello everyone, 
Im still at home with the everlasting flu.... and last night I even got pink eyes??? Yes both!! Say what! Well, tomorrow I see the doctor so I will be asking for several medications...
This morning after I cleaned my eyes out with warm compresses, I took a warm shower and felt alright enough to go downstairs into my craft room. So, here is a quick card that I made for this weeks challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs # 170 -Add a Flourish.
All dozen little flowers were made using the miniature roses. If you like me to make a tutorial on how easy and fast you can make them, just leave me a comment down below. :)

I have seen some cards in the past with this 9 frame look and I finally gave it a try. I like my cards 5 x6 or 5 x 5 and sometimes 4.25 x 5.5 so this card is a little smaller than some of the cards I have seen but I just made my squares a bit smaller. These squares happen to be 1.5 x 1.5 inches.  I cut the center of the french pastry doily out so the patterned paper could shine through. 

So as I mentioned in my latest miniature rose tutorial that I normally dont chalk/ink the centers of my flowers. However, the more I thought about it....I thought I would give it a try. I like the way they turned out and will probably do that more in the future. I LOVE pearls however, I was thinking maybe some mini brads today? It really went well with the grey background. 

I couldnt help myself using the same title again. I just love the wave to it. Need to find more I added swirls and my favorite little leaves. I was planning to add a butterfly and then as I kept looking at the card I thought "a bit too much" you ever feel that way?? 

Cheery Lynn Diecuts Used:

DL 102 French Pastry
B152 Miniature Rose
B117 Fanciful Flourish
B178 Flourish Leaf Strip 

Meanwhile, have a great day and see you soon!