Inspiration from Melissa

Friday, December 31, 2010

Birthday gift for my nephew

out of the same pack of paper that i bought for Haley's room i used all the black pieces to spell out my nephew's name. His birthday is coming up this next month, i guess it 's kinda for his Mom instead;)

supplies: love letters dsp

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

for all you do

 check out the bling on that baby! hope u r not getting sick of my many days playing w/ this stamp set! I had lots o fun! I don't think this card even looks like it came from that set, does it? this card started w/ a scrap of the poppy parade ribbon laying on my table and i built the card around it! I'm pleased w/ how it came together... and i didn't have to throw even a little snipet of ribbon away...that makes me happy. waste not, want not
paper: crumb cake, early espresso, naturals ivory, baja breeze
ink: poppy parade, early espresso pad & marker
stamps: for all you do, absolutely fabulous
tools: scallop edge punch, color spritzer tool
accessories: vintage lace ribbon, glitter silver brad, rhinestones, poppy parade ribbon

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

falling leaves

so this is a bit out of season but i just recently got this stamp set and really wanted to play with it *wink*! Hard to tell in the pix but the leave that says thankful on it has dazzling diamonds all the way around it! So pretty!

paper: naturals ivory, not quite navy dsp, pear pizzaz
ink: peach parfait
stamps: a word for you, falling leaves
tools: square punch, scallop border punch
accessories: vintage ribbon, pear pizzaz ribbon, dazzling diamonds, 2 way glue pen

Monday, December 27, 2010

wooden letters

i finally got around to remaking Haley's names in the wooden letters. i did these a long time ago to match her pink and green room and now she has red, cream and they didn't match!
the bling is the best part!

this flowers looks like it clashes really bad in the picture but in real life it really doesn't;)

supplies: Love Letters dsp
accessories: ribbon, pearls, flowers

Birthday tags

I have 3 sisters w/ birthdays in Nov, so it's fun to decorate them cute! the two tags die came in super handy here and a little dsp, button and hemp twine and it's finished!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

for all you do


a brighter version of the other days note pad. Using the lovely retired kiwi kiss. i really do miss that color! i was itching to break out those adorable corduroy buttons! likes?

paper: urban oasis dsp, whisper white, baja breeze, basic gray
ink: old olive, baja breeze
stamps: en francais, for all you do
accessories: kiwi kiss corduroy button, baja breeze ribbon

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas to you all!

First a little gift to share w/ you of a stack of cards that i put together in a cute little clear box along w/ envelopes to match for one of Hannah's teacher's. For those of you who attend my camps, do you remember making this card?! I found it while cleaning house! hehe I'm not sure how long ago we made it but i know it's been a few yrs! Terrible... I'm embarrassed to admit i still have it in my house! I always preach to you all about making sure you SEND THEM OUT bla bla bla...don't hoard.... bla bla bla *wink*

That time of year is finally here! i love it and i mean everything, the smells, candies, family time, shopping and most of all celebrating that our Lord sent his only Son to be born that special day....How amazing is that alone? Having a baby boy of my own, gives me a small glimpse of what Mary experienced during that time. I want to start some traditions of our own for our little family of 5 and one of those is to make sure my children REALLY know what this season is all about.

 The girls where huge helps this year, Hannah could even do the dipping all on her own until she was sick of it and then Daddy took over. Miss Haley was my kiss unwrapper!
i don't usually write much except what you need to know about what i made i guess, but today i have a story to share mainly bc i don't want to forget it myself!

Growing up we were not told that Santa was real and so therefore i never planned to carry that tradition on w/ my children either and wanted it to be all about baby Jesus. However we are surrounded by Santa and my kids 'believed' it and so i guess i kinda got on the band wagon too? Now a few weeks ago Hannah and Haley came to me after inspecting our fire place to find out that it's gas w/ a glass front and NO DOORS THAT OPEN!!! Mom, how is Santa gonna get in? i told my first white lie... "he's magic"

2 weeks goes by and Monday night i began wrapping gifts after the kidos are soundly sleeping prettily placed them under the tree. Tues morn they wake and with glee announce that Santa came last night and put their presents under the tree!!! i just smiled and said, "Check it out!"

2 hrs go by and i had a roll of wrapping paper on my bedroom floor when Hannah(5 yrs) walks in. Staring at the paper looking very perplexed she said...."Mom did you wrap all those presents under the tree?" I had to pause... BUSTED...and then honestly said, "yes Hannah i did." Putting her hands on her little hips and w/ complete disgust, she looked at me and said, "Mom you LIED to me."  

Thursday, December 23, 2010

more word blocks to share with you!

so this would be a super cute idea if you wanted to hand make a gift for someone. Teacher, friend, family ect. A little putzy getting started, but once you get going, i think you could pound out a bunch of them! The cricut assisted us in all the cutting out of the letters. Thank goodness for that nifty machine! ;)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Take a seat

 this is a little peak @ what Ang, Teresa and i made for our children's teachers. i really like how they came together. The fab urban oasis dsp(retired) came in very nicely. perfect for this. my little chair i thought fit the theme of school eh? we bought the pen and paper @ walmart and then just built around it. the pen has a tight rolled of strip of the matching dsp in it so it all coordinates. stay tuned for the other style!

Monday, December 20, 2010

take a seat

I'm still kinda chuckling about buying this stamp set(take a seat). nothing that i would normally try, but i like the vintage feel to it! another really nice one for masculine cards and for this one paired with oval all.... i thought a nice wedding card!

paper: crumb cake, cajun craze, whisper white
ink: crumb cake, cajun craze
stamps: oval all, take a seat
tools: scallop oval, large oval
accessories: white ribbon, pearl, stampin dimensional, color spritzer tool

Saturday, December 18, 2010

For all you do

this card is a CASE of one i seen on split coast stampers. it was so stinkin clean and cute i had to try my own version. I really like how it all came out  w/ a bit of different colors. those pearls are way too pretty. I'm trying to break my terrible habit of hoarding all things pretty. my stash is just getting way to big!

paper: old olive, cherry cobbler, blushing bride dsp(hostess level 1 pack)
ink: blushing bride, old olive, cherry cobbler, daffodil delight
stamps: for all you do
tools: scallop edge punch
accessories: blushing bride ribbon, pearls

Friday, December 17, 2010

For all you do

this is a super clean and simple card. a little clear embossing powder and that block of flowers stamp are the focal point. I added a dot of glue to the center of the flowers and then dazzling diamonds on top. the stamp a ma jig helped me get the parenthesis around my saying evenly and then to finish it all off the concord crush ribbon and a little scrap of pretty in pink satin.

paper; pretty in pink
ink: versamark, crushed concord
stamps: for all you do
tools: stamp a ma jig
accessories: pretty in pink satin ribbon, crushed concord ribbon, dazzling diamonds, clear embossing powder

Thursday, December 16, 2010

gift tags

i made several of these to sell @ the craft show last weekend that i didn't end up going to. i thought they turned out super cute. I used all the rubons from the Christmas mini. Candy Cane i think?

paper: pretty in pink, garden green, whisper white
tools: tag punches, crop a dile, big shot, top note die
accessories: eyelets, hemp twine, candy cane rub ons, pretty in pink button, cellophane bags

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Button, Button sneak peak!

here is a little peek @ one new and upcoming stamp set out of the Occasions Mini(live in Jan).

paper:very vanilla, choc chip
ink: rich razzleberry, blushing bride
stamps: button,button, a word for you
tools: circle punch, scallop edge punch
accessories: glitter brad, mini glue dot, choc chip ribbon(retired)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

word blocks

well today we had a fun scrap get together @ Ang's house and she had the fabulous idea of making these oober cool blocks! do you likes? She and her Mom cut/sanded all the wood for us(thanks a ton!) and then we could paint and decorate accordingly. Teresa graciously painted my blocks black for me since i was late in coming and then we used the Cricut to cut out the letters and embellished as we wish!

paper: love letters dsp, marina mist
stamps: en francis background stamp
accessories: ribbon, buttons, brads, mini glue dots, stampin dimensionals, hemp twine, pearls

Friday, December 10, 2010

a sense of time

i love rhinestones. they make this clock super sparkly! can you see the new fabric i used on here! If i could just get inspired enough to read the manual for my sewing machine i think i could make some super cool things w/ it! ;)
paper: crumb cake, whisper white, cherry cobbler, love letter dsp
ink: basic black, cherry cobbler
stamps: sense of time, a word for you
tools: circle scissor plus, circle punch, spiral punch
accessories: rhinestones, deck the halls fabric

Thursday, December 9, 2010


The last to share of our SAS here. one stamp and this card POPS! I think it's pretty self explanatory. the shimmer you can see in the picture is from the vanilla smooch spritz. How cool is that? I love it! I made the whole card and then one spray over the whole thing!

tip: once again, scratched the edges w/ my finger nail to distress it

paper: bashful blue, early espresso, whisper white, garden green
ink: early espresso
stamps: dasher
tools: big shot, snowflake impression folder, spiral punch
accessories: vanilla smooch spritz, sponges

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Sense of time

SAS card #3 was a masculine birthday. Comes out nicely with this stamp set. simple clean lines and quick to put together.
i just used a circle punch to pop out that lower dial and snuck a dimensional under it to give the card a smidge of dimension. and i like to rough up the spiral punch area too...make it look like you ripped it out!

paper: river rock, wild wasabi, whisper white, early espresso, crumb cake
ink: crumb cake, wild wasabi
stamps: one your birthday, sense of time
tools: circle punch, modern label punch, spiral punch, big shot, square lattice impression folder
accessories: brad, stampin dimensionals

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Contemporary Christmas

 Card #2 of our Stamp a Stack! Those wheels make a matching card/envelope ensemble in a snap! This new set is just too much fun! so i cut one piece and left the end dangle outside of my impression folder when i embossed the top part. that way we could roll the wheel along w/o any bumps!
paper: real red, very vanilla
ink: real red, basic black
stamps: Contemporary Christmas,
tools: big shot, impression folder, ornament punch, standard wheel handle
accessories: dazzling diamonds, stampin dimensionals

Monday, December 6, 2010

Tree Trimmings

 This is the first of the cards to share with you that we just made @ camp this week! It was my Christmas Party/Stamp a Stack to celebrate the Christmas Season, but also to thanks each attendee for the past yrs. business! I so appreciate each one of you!
 Hard to capture the simple elegance of this one in a picture but it really was all sparkly and gorgeous! Stamp a ma jig is a must with this stamp set so you can get that string all lined up nicely above your ornament! supper frustrating when it's dangling in mid air and your ornament is 'floating'....
Got some shabby chic going on w/ the soft suede piece. If you don't own the distressing tool...scratch your finger nail along the edges and 'rough' it up a bit and then i just rolled one corner over. I lick my finger tip to get it started and then rub back and forth till it's rolled like you like it! sounds kinda gross... but really it works for me and i have $17 to spend on something else Stampin Up instead of the distressing tool! ;P

paper: soft suede, river rock, very vanilla
ink: soft suede
stamps: tree trimmings
tools: big shot, snowflake impression folder, xtra large decorative label punch
accessories: sponge, stampin dimensionals, dazzling diamonds

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


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Monday, November 22, 2010

sweet treat peacock

 For Hannah's birthday i didn't have the stamp set that coordinates w/ these adorable little treat cups but i still wanted to use them! So i made a peacock!? She don't care if it's authentic or not...she just wanted the m&m's inside! You can see below how she just needed to rip off the tab to get access to her candies!
paper: marina mist, concord crush, soft suede, whisper white
ink: marina mist, concord crush, soft suede
stamps: a word for you, pick a petal
tools:tab punch, 2 1/4" circle punch, 1/2" circle punch, white gel pen
accessories: treat cups

Saturday, November 20, 2010

on a pedastal

A little sparkle for my little sister turning 15. one more year and she'll be n the road! yikes!

paper: melon mambo, pretty in pink, bermuda bay, whisper white, razzleberry lemonaide
ink: bermuda bay, melon mambo, pretty in pink, real red, choc chip
stamps: on a pedastal, well scripted
tools: stampamajig, 2 way glue pen
accessories: polk a dot ribbon bermuda bay, dazzling diamonds

Friday, November 19, 2010

A sense of time

 this is quickly becoming my favorite Masculine stamp set! Even though i used it here for a sympathy card, you can see how versatile it is! With the circle scissor plus and 2 punches it came together quickly!
paper: wild wasabi, early espresso, crumb cake dsp, very vanilla
ink: early espresso
stamps: a sense of time, thoughts & prayers
tools: decorative label punch, large oval, circle scissor plus
accessories: very vanilla satin ribbon, stampin dimensionals, sponges, DOTTO(a must in my opinion when u use the CSP!) your paper doesn't move and easily peels off your glass cutting mat w/o ripping! choc chip corduroy button