Monday, October 6, 2014

Card Kits

Hi there!  This week I completed a project I've been thinking about doing for some time now...Card Kits!  It makes me sad that there's not very many options around to purchase kits and after doing some research I've found that people really like to have creative kits available to them.  So I started small.  I made four cards and cut all the pieces.  The only thing someone needs is adhesive. 

I ended up making 6 kits, one for me to display the cards and 5 others for purchase.  Everything went so well that I was able to sell all of the kits!  I had several people ask if there would be a commitment each month.  I tried to think of a way that I could get around a commitment and be able to offer the kits with out wasting money.  I think I will offer a preview each month  and then if you are interested you can order a kit.  That way I don't buy more product than I will need.  I thought I would try this for a while and see how things go. 

Thanks for peekin' in.  Hope you are off to a great start for your work week!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Nerds and Glasses

Sometimes I like to spice my stamped images up with a little paper.  I love this technique because you can do some of the cutest things.  Like with this little owl stamp for example, aren't his little overalls cute?  I stamped the image on to another patterned paper and then cut just the overalls out.  I just love his "nerdy" little glasses, they make him so cute.  I actually found this stamp on a website that is out of business now. 
It seems like every time I turn around there is another scrapbook store closing.  It's so sad.  Some of my favorite stores have closed.  There aren't very many places you can even purchase supplies here locally anymore.  Michael's has drastically reduced the stock they have but Hobby Lobby still seems to have a lot of variety.  We do have one LSS left in town but they had to reduce the hours they are open by another day a week. 
Well thanks for peekin' in on me.  Stay warm and take care of you!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

You Stole My Heart

What a lovely evening we are having here!  I love this cooler much that I didn't mind running out to the store this evening for some trash bags.  Have you ever gone to the store with one thing in mind and ended up with 5 shopping bags?  Yes, that is so what happened to me this evening!  Butter, bagels, trash bags a sweater and a fun little infinity scarf!  I couldn't help myself they were so pretty! 

Any hooskies I wanted to share this fun little love card I made using a digi stamp from Mo's Digital Pencil.  I admired this stamp for some time and was so excited to use it for this sweet little card.  I was super excited to use the black polka dot washi tape I had been staring at for a while wondering "hummm...what could I use that on?"  Don't you just love it when you have the right paper and embellishments and your idea comes together?  Yep, I knew you would know what I was talkin' about!

Thanks for peekin' in friend.  Tomorrow is Friday!!!  Yey!  Hope you have a wonderful day.  Take care of you!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Still Got It...

The leaves on the trees are beginning to change, the winds are whipping up from the south and we have some cooler weather on its way here tomorrow.  I think we are getting closer to my favorite season of the year...fall!  I just love it!  I love all the warm colors of orange and red on the trees and the smell of the wood burning in the chiminea's outside!  I can't wait to dive into working on some fall cards this weekend.  But first I wanted to share with you a funny little stamp I came across at Archiver's in Kansas City not too long before they closed their store.  This card just makes me giggle!  I love her big hair and leg warmers!  And he is so cute with his little high water pants!  I colored them in using Copic markers.  I like to put little accents of white gel pen in areas for highlighting.  
Thanks for stopping in.  Leave a comment if you'd like, I love hearing from you!  Hope you have an amazing Thursday or as I like to refer to it, Friday Eve.  :)

Hello and how are you?

Well it's been a little while hasn't it?  I updated my blog and thought I would get back into the swing of posting again.  Stay tuned I will post a few oldies but goodies from Valentine's day 2014 tomorrow.  Can't wait to show you a few of the ideas I have been working on!  Take care of you!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Digi Valentines...

Hi friends!  Thought I would share some of the cards I made with digi stamps for Valentine's Day.  It has only been about a year since I discovered digital stamps.  I think I enjoy using them because they are easy to resize and you can use them in many different ways.  I wish I was a little better versed at using photo shop so that I could create card scenes with different pieces but maybe someday.  For now I am using the simple approach and putting them into Paint and resizing them and printing them out. 

Most of these cards are made with a digi stamps set from Whimsie Doodles.  They always have the cutest little stamps and the gals on the team over there give you such inspiration!

I got a little adventurous this year and decided to make some shaped cards with my nestablilies dies.  Those were so much fun and a lot of my customers liked them too!

This last card was made using one of the digi stamps from Amber Ink.  I just love this little stamp it is so funny!  I ended up giving it to my hubby!

Well thanks for peekin' in!  Hope all is well with you and yours.  Take care of you!!

Sunday, February 19, 2012


Hi friends how are you?  I know Valentine's Day has been and gone but I haven't had a chance to post and show you the many valentines I worked on this year.  I am so excited to show them to you because they are all made with new stamps that I got this year.  I know, I know...don't you have enough stamps?  Well can a girl ever really have too many stamps?  I think not!  The cards I am sharing with you tonight are all from Gina K Designs.  I love Gina K!  Her website is full of the greatest inspirations!  Her stamps are very high quality rubber and they come cut and mounted on sticky foam ready for you to place on your acrylic block and stamp away.  The set used in the cards below are from a set called Heartily Yours by Nina Brackett.  The cool thing about this set is there is a Heartily Yours Additions set that goes with it and it has other phrases and sayings that can be used through out the year not just at Valentine's Day!

I thought this lava lamp was so stinking cute!  On the inside of this card I stamped "I'm in lava with you"!

Here is another version of the lava lamp card.

This wishing well was just too much fun to color!  I made her in a few different color combinations.  I like the way the "stitching" turned out on this card, it added a nice finished look.

Here's the purple version...

And on this one, although it is hard to see in this picture I added stickles to give the hearts around the well a touch of sparkle!  I also used a heart embossing folder with the pink cardstock to give it a little dimension.

This little love bug stole my heart!  I thought this one was so much fun in pink!  I couldn't resist!

And here's another version, it's hard to tell but the center of the hub caps are large jewel bling.

Who can have a Valentine's Day with out a few love birds?  The phrase for this one is just right!!

Coffee, tea or me...says it all for Valentine's Day don't cha think?

Thanks for peekin' in on me.  Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day.  Don't forget to check out Gina K Designs!!  Talk to you soon friend!