Friday, December 18, 2009

So Im off to Play Go Away Monster with the baby but...

I have two things to share, one is another mini-would-be-charm had I remembered to punch the hole on top befor finishing it ;). Or two of them, I colored the one on the left and 9 year old colored the one on the right...

And the second is a batch of Christmas card that I just LOVE how they turned out, I need to make a lot more over the next day, I dunno if Ill get them all done cause I want a variety of designs but I may not have the time, its quicker to make them all the same...

Thursday, December 17, 2009

The Greeting Farm Charms

So I didn't quite get the bracelet made, but I did get some charms done today!! They are not as good a quality as I was going for, I burned them just a bit. Ill be doing more soon, so keep your eyes peeled :D. Ive already had a request from someone who wants to order a set, Im not sure yet what to charge... fairly time consuming....

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Ian and Anya charm bracelet

Tomorrow, I am going to be sharing a super cute charm bracelet and necklace made with The Greeting Farm images Ian and Anya!!!! well ok maybe tomorrow, after baking and after homework, and after girl scouts ;), or maybe if not, the next day. I promise tho share them!!!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Some of my all time Favs...

Teacher Gifts

So Ive been busy busy,with kids, finals, and life, no time to post projects, though I have been making some. These two are the holiday decorations I made for my kids teachers. I love the way they turned out.

A Joy Banner

The banner flags,letters,Santa hat, and holly were all cut with the circut with colored card stock from
The holly stamps called button bits, ink, buttons, and paper were all also from papertrey ink. Its so nice to have everything match so easily with their perfect match products.

Hanging Joy Letters

The hanging Joy letters were cut out of medium weight chipboard on the cricut using the zooballoo font. Next I cut matching letters from a k&C paper stack purchase at michaels and adhered them with spray adhesive. All embellishments (oops I forgot to take a pic after adding poinsettias and a jewel to the j) were also cut on the circut but from the winter wonderland cartridge. Both these joy letters and the above joy banner were aged with a file and ranger distressing ink.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Top Ten Rubber Stamps/Sites

I LOVE LOVE LOVE rubber stamps. I have $100's and $100's of dollars in rubber stamps. Im obsessed with rubber stamps. If I could marry, ok not really, but you get the point. Here are my top ten favs...

1. The Greeting Farm
2. Papertrey Ink
3. Taylored Expressions
4. Kitchen Sink Stamps
5. Crafty Cling
6. Stamping Bella
7. Hanna Stamps
8. Gina K Designs
9. Verve Stamps
10. There She goes Stamps

I have also just recently found Peachy Keen Stamps, I can't yet say I love them, as I only have them on order, but Ill be sure to let yah know when they arrive...

Well maybe I should have made this tip 11, cause I forgot JustRiteStamps, can't stamp without them.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Superstar Awards

So the kids' school is having a fall festival this coming weekend, and at the festival they are doing basket auctions. Each class gets assigned a category, my daughters class got teacher supply basket. Tonight I spent a few hours stamping, coloring, and cutting to come up with these super star awards for teachers to give their star students!! I think they turned out cute. I only wish I had more time to make more. There are a dozen in the bunch, 6 of each gender.

Half Way there :Baby Shower Invitations

So Ive been working on some baby shower invites for a friend, her sister is having her first girl, after two boys. So per request they are all girly :D. After showing her a few samples she said "just make them all". So rather than making 10 carbon copies of one kind, I get to have fun playing around. Im half way there and thought I would share my progress, the first five...

Polka dot paper by papertrey ink, and colored paper brazzill, all cutouts done with the ciricut cartridge new arrival. Deckled nestabilities.

Polka dot paper by papertrey ink, and colored paper brazzill, all cutouts done with the ciricut cartridge new arrival.

Polka dot paper by papertrey ink, and colored paper brazzill, all cutouts done with the ciricut cartridge new arrival. Deckled nestabilities.

Simple little Onsie shaped invties, cut with template, embellished with pink buttons and the legs and neck opening decorated with a half circle made with the plain and scalloped nestabilities.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Anya Ink Challenge #2

So this weeks challenge over at anya ink was a simple one, use a printed paper and of course my favorite stamps and Anya from TGF

This stamp is from a Miss Anya set, love her.

So I chose to use some printed paper from the pink patterns set at papertrey ink, along with some coredinations pink paper.

The ovals were done with my scalloped and plain nestabilities. I think Ive gone insane with these, I have 29 sets at this point, eek!!!

I embelished with a flower cut from the cricut cartridge called stretch your imagaination, along with mini flowers topped with itty bitty rhinestoes, and a few paper strips made with a punch I borrow from my mom :), its the kind that the handle attaches magnetically and you can put it anywhere on the paper, very handy!!

And of course I colored my Miss Anya with copic ciao markers, RV21, RV19, and RV23 for her clothing, and E000(a sketch marker), E51 and E53 for her skin. And her hair, which I am always looking for new ways to improve, was done with E000, E51, E53, E31, and E53. Outline done in C1.

I had alot of fun with this one, though it took a long time due to two sick kids, one who had to go to ER due to breathing issues, and my midterms, and now of course Im sick as well. :D BUT, papercrafting is a must even when all of this is going on...

Thursday, October 8, 2009

More Pink and Brown

So I guess this really doesn't qualify for the Anya Challenge since I didn't use an Anya stamp, though this is greeting farm paper ;). A birthday card I made for a friend today...

the bubble has heart confetti in it :)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

A Hippie Anya Card

So there is new challenge blog, called Anya Ink. This is my creation for this weeks pink and brown challenge :D

Im not thrilled with how her hair came out, I have been busy with midterm studies and have neglected my copic's, I need to keep up on the practice, I had gotten better on the hair, its time for a refresher on that....

Thursday, August 6, 2009

So its been a while...

But I was a busy little beaver all day yesterday, making paper stuff, fun paper stuff, REALLY fun paper stuff :D. I can see these are going to be some of my favorite things to create for a while...

First up, the cutest thing ever, an all paper picnic basket, which I downloaded the template for at for $5

I printed the template onto the card stock on my printer, cut it out, scored it on my scor-pal, punched the decorative top flap with a border punch, and then used scor tape to adhere it together. Colored the greeting farms little red riding hood Anya stamp in with my copic markers and voila, here we have an adorable little picnic basket which I will be sending to my grandmother who just had surgery, if I can find the patience to lug my fit throwing 2 year old to the post office with me ;)

Next, a set of mini milk cartons and a cute matching carrier that I will probably use to send a teacher a gift on her birthday. Template also downloaded from

Template was again printed on cardstock, then it was cut out, scored, put together with scor tape and then decorated with my awesome new pink and black paper stack from the hobby lobby, which I got during the 50% off paper sale. Holes punched in top with crop-o-dile, ribbon weaved into holes, and corners of holder rounded with a crop-o-dile corner chomper.

And last but not least, my Jamie Fraser/Outlander inspired pocket calendar. Image also from the freeting farm. blank pocket calendar came from

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Ana's Anya Card

So there is/was a contest for kids over at Anya land and this was my daughter beautiful entry. I reluctantly let her use my copic ciao's but she did a wonderful job and was very responsible with them, it thrilled her to no end that I let her use them too :D. I love how her card turned out!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Minnie Mouse

So here is a little something I came up with on accident recently. I think they are super cute!! The middle swivels open on a brad and it has a clear plastic window in the middle. What do you think ,would they make good birthday invites?

Father's Day cards

So I made a plethora of cards this year for father's day, but none of them really felt inspired, though oldest daughter's card was very sweet and heartfelt inside and really made her dad's day :).

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Drive In

Last night we went to the drive in with the kiddos, it was so wonderfully cool outside that we got a bit chilly by the end of the night, not something you can usually say the end of June in the Valley of the Sun. Usually its so hot, even at night, that you don't want to leave the house, much less spend 4 hours at the drive in.

We watched Night at the Museum and it left a lot to be desired if you ask me, and the second feature was not for kids, X-men, but they slept through it anyhow. It was fun just to go out together and is probably our last day/night of cool weather the rest of the season...

the cheese master, who had already enjoyed to much soda and candy, in case you can't see it all over her shirt.

people hitting the snack bar

and this is what happens when you take pictures in the dark and don't hold still ;)

and here is a picture of the sunset on the way to the drive in

Friday, June 19, 2009

I know its not halloween, but...

This is my newest stamp purchase from taylored expressions and I can NOT WAIT to get them, these are going to be sooooo much fun to play with, so much fun!! So you'll probably be seeing some halloween stuff from me soon, even though its months away yet...

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Ian is a Superstar

For tonight's Ian and Anya star challenge from the greeting farm, this is what I created :)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Stamping, An Addiction

A Pocket Calendar I made today, I will be giving a surprise-design pocket calendar away next Tuesday, to enter all you have to do is tell me (in the comment section) what your fav creation of mine is thus far... and then I will choose a winner with the random generator thing...

A card dd #1 one and I whiped out for a Really prego friend today. The inside says "patience is a virtue, stop answering the phone, it will help"

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Anya black and white challenge

Details to come later today, but for now here is the card I made last night, which clued me in to the fact that I need to buy vellum adhesive so you aren't able to see my glue under the vellum

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Cupcake Box and Matching Card

My neighbor had a birthday this week, I made her a breakfast muffin and used the tutorial here to create a cupcake box for it with the scor pal, I added a matching card and had a cute, affordable and appreciated gift!! The scalloped border and circle are cut with the nestabilities dies, the tip of the box has a piece of clear card stock to keep the muffin from drying out. The flowers are done with simple paddle punches and the buttons are attached through a button hole punch I made in the paper flower and tied on with scrapbookers floss. The stamped flowers are colored in with copic spica markers. The sentiment stamp and flower vase stamps from just rite stamps. The balloon and enjoy today stamp are from verve stamps.

A Graduation Card

A Grad card for the daughter of an online friend. The hat and gown are popped out and the hat has 6 swarovski cyrstals, the diploma has the sides punched with edge punch, the flowers are punched, glued together and then have a swarovski crystal on top. The black background is embossed with the numbers cuddlebug embossing folder. The seal was made by hand cutting the edges of the round punch out and then colored with a gold paint pen. The honors cord is a some fiber I had bought in a bunch off of an etsy seller, and of course the Anya digi stamp was colored with my copic ciao markers, the hair was a challenge Im sitll perfecting my blending, and trying to match the graduates hair color was a challenge, I had to do it twice befor I was happy with it.