Inspiration from Melissa

Monday, October 31, 2011

family #2

page 2 of the 12x12 layout. just catching shots as we waited in between poses

Friday, October 28, 2011


we took some family pix when we were in WI here. baby chase was just born. i just love that lace ribbon border punch you? and also that dsp is an additional download  Elegant Soiree. so pretty! all the stitching is part of Downtown grunge kit. family is written using the smitten alpha punch and then filled w/ the old olive color

supplies: My digital studio

Thursday, October 27, 2011

bear hugs

pretty baby girl using the set bear hugs. this is the perfect set to break out those blender pens or aqua painters or stampin pastels to give some color to our image! My favs personally are the stampin pastels first and then the aqua painters next. i think they are the easiest to use.

tip: see the button? i snipped a little piece of the paper used on the card to 'thread' it. works great and then adhere w/ a mini glue dot. it won't go anywhere!

paper: rich razzleberry, baja breeze, whisper white
ink: stazon(for water coloring)
stamps: bear hugs, a word for you
tools: matte pack, piercing tool, scallop edge punch, aqua painter
accessories: rich razzleberry button

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

faith in nature

this pretty lil stamp set is a hostess set right now in the big cay! i love it and finally got to play around w/ it! Very clean lines here and using only 3 colors keeps it simple.

paper: basic black, naturals ivory, timeless portrait dsp
ink: cherry cobbler, basic black
stamps: faith in nature, best dad ever
tools: big shot, top note die, crop a dile, sponge
accessories: seam binding cherry cobbler ribbon, jumbo eyelet black

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


 this baby had to be dusted off! i can't remember the last time i used her! and she's still as purdy as ever! I used my sponge dauber to make the tips black on my pink medallion and then just added a whole lot of dimension here! layer after layer ... i was in the mood!
paper: very vanilla, whisper white, melon mambo textured, basic black
ink: basic black, melon mambo
stamps: medallion, a word for you, strength and hope, itty bitty backgrounds
tools: xtra lrg decor punch, heart trio punch, distressing kit, modern label punch
accessories: fabric, very vanilla ribbon, pearls, stampin dimensionals

Monday, October 24, 2011

Four Frames

This was the last of our six cards made for our box class. Simple and pretty right?

paper: early espresso, spice cake dsp, very vanilla
ink: early espresso
stamps: four frames, teeny tiny wishes
tools: big shot, Manhattan flower impression folder, xtra lrg decor punch, small oval punch
accessories: stampin dimensionals

Saturday, October 22, 2011

T&L Wedding and Four Frames

 so i don't usually do this...share so much of my personal life on here. but today is an exception i suppose! we just had so much fun @ Travis and Laura's wedding in Mitchell SD! Above and below you can see the hair pieces i made .... i wanted them to be different from each other as they have very different hair colors! tickled w/ how they came together!

 Hannah and Haley were given beautiful bracelets along w/ a personalized purse (monogram) from T&L. They were super excited and proud of the new bling!

 discussing the best way to keep all the 'fake' leave in their according baskets...

 chase man, so very anxious to shake a leg! since he says NO words he happily scurried around the hard floors 'yelling'...he seemed to say, "are you watching me?"
 Chocolate filled pudding cake and cheese cake flavor white. oh so moist and....simply delish
 First dance as Mr. & Mrs. Beaver
 Ms. Haley sporting her first pair of HIGH heels!
 This picture is so precious. As the day goes along, Grampa becomes more and more unsteady on his feet, so to see him venture to the dance floor and join Grandma for a dance was heart warming...
 dancing w/ Daddy
 say "cheese"
 Haley was not interested in partners... i like to dance alone she insisted!
 Laura and her siblings
 Travis and lil sis Tracy
my only photo op of the day since i'm always behind the lens...

and on to the pretty card of the day!

This is the second design of the night that was made to fill the pretty box of cards! Can you see how easy it is to whip cards up in a flash w/ su! dsp? It's amazing actually and they coordinate awesomely!

paper: pool party, very vanilla, spice cake dsp
ink: choc chip
stamps: teeny tiny wishes, four frames
tools: xtra lrg decor punch, word window punch
accessories: stampin dimensionals

Friday, October 21, 2011

fun box class

 a few snap shots of the girls creating away on their boxes!!! I don't think anyone created the same box as another! You ladies did great going off w/ your own creations!

his is one of the 6 cards that we made w/ our leftover scraps to put into the box!

Thanks for coming!!
paper: more mustard, very vanilla, spice cake dsp, pool party
ink: choc chip
stamps: four frames, best dad ever
tools: xtra lrg decor punch, large oval punch, corner rounder punch
accessories: quilted choc chip ribbon

Thursday, October 20, 2011


 i'm a craftaholic. most of you know that. so her blog is dead what is she doing??? THIS! i've been officially sucked into the world of making vintage head pieces and i'm addicted to one more thing...*sigh*...but they are sewwww cute! Nov 5 is a saturday and i will be @ the Orange City craft fair there. Held in the living water church. I'm super excited! Come check out my Stampin Up! Booth and i will be unveiling these vintage head pieces there! This is just a lil sneak peek! I will be calling it my 'fall line' so they will be fall colors and xmas colors for all those pretty winter cloths that you are pulling out!

These can be for adults, children, babies and made to be a pin for your winter wool coats ect. the possibilites are endless!

i hope you enjoyed this sneak peek and don't forget to mark your calendars for the OC Craft Fair!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

wedding thankyous

 it's been 9 days since I've posted. i feel a bit on the rusty side! Well i FINALLY uploaded the 200 pix off my camera, went through them, edited and now can share a few! This is the stack of thank yous i stamped up for my cousin Becky that got married a few weeks ago! Her colors were obviously black and pink and i had fun coming up w/ this combo!
on the dry embossed piece i first stamped it and then colored w/ my stampin pastels and THEN ran through the big shot and impression folder.

paper: melon mambo, basic black, very vanilla,love letter dsp
ink: basic black
tools: big shot, punches
accessories: polka dot melon mambo ribbon(using the plain side), rhinestone,

Sunday, October 9, 2011

best Dad ever

been showing very simple and basic cards lately. hope I'm not boring you! this card is 4 1/4" wide so ii took a piece of that well worn dsp...make sure it's longer than the card is wide. crumple it up and then  kinda ruffled it w/ some sticky strip to the card front. tore it a smidge and tie some early espresso linen thread around it! When i had the card all finished i spritzed once w/ the log cabin smooch spritz.

paper: not quite navy, well worn dsp
ink: versamark
stamps: best dad ever, autumn days
tools:matte pack (for piercing)
accessories: early espresso linen thread,

Saturday, October 8, 2011

have a seat

using all three single chairs from take a seat. each in a different color and one w/ a flower again. i crumpled them for the aged look but didn't use any dimensionals on this one! very clean and simple.
paper: crumb cake, very vanilla
ink: old olive, crumb cake, cherry cobbler, choc chip
stamps: take a seat, a word for you
tools: wide oval punch, itty bitty punch pack
accessories: mini glue dots, rhinestone

Friday, October 7, 2011

Buy 2 get one free!!

Dates: October 1-31, 2011

Promotion Details: Buy two Simply Sent Kits and get a FREE coordinating stamp set! These Simply Sent Kits are the ideal choice for the time crunched crafter. The card kits offer a variety of basic themes, so it's easy to create cards for any occasion.

Buy any two of the following Simply Sent Kits:
Simply Sent Great Day
Simply Sent Everyday Elegance
Simply Sent Sweet Moments
And get a FREE coordinating stamp set:
It's Your Day
Es tu día (Spanish It's Your day)
C'est ta fête (French It's Your Day)
Everyday Wishes
You're Cherished
Chérissons les anges (French You're Cherished)

if you would like to see a picture of the kits, CLICK HERE They begin on page 192. if you would like to purchase the kits, click HERE

I have to share a super simple card as well! Using the stamp set 'take a seat' i stamped it first, ran my piece of paper through the big shot w/ the square lattice impression folder and then just tore of the edges!
Then using one of the little tiny punches for my little flower and a rhinestone, it turns from boring to dainty! u should try it today! dust of a stamp set and create just one thing!

paper: crumb cake, very vanilla, cherry cobbler
ink: early espresso, cherry cobbler
stamps: take a seat, a word for you
tools: itty bitty punch pack, big shot, square lattice impression folder, 1/8" hole punch (for linen thread bow)
accessories: linen thread, rhinestone, mini glue dot

Monday, October 3, 2011

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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Memorial Day MDS

using bright colors such as these are a bit out of my comfort zone. but i like how the page came together! we has such a beautiful day that day.

supplies: MDS

Saturday, October 1, 2011

thoughts & prayers

how bout' that shabby worn manly dsp? i like it! it is from the package Well Worn. I actually stamped the sentiment on it as well and used the modern label punch to punch that out. can you see that handsome teeny tiny brad again? i just love those babies!

paper: not quite navy, crumb cake, well worn dsp
ink: choc chip
stamps: thoughts & prayers, best dad ever
tools: 1/8" hole punch (for my brad) modern label punch
accessories: mini silver brad, log cabin smooch spritz