Monday, December 20, 2010

Twas the Monday before Christmas....

And it's time for one last Challenge at Paper Therapy before Christmas!  This week our challenge is to create a Christmas Card or Layout.  Here's my Card this week:

All of the supplies used are Creaitve Memories - Love thier Special Edition Christmas papers this year.

I hope you can all come and play with us this week!

Monday, December 13, 2010

It's Monday...and soon it will be Christmas!

Happy Monday Bloggers! 

I can not believe Christmas is less than 2 weeks away...amazing!  Good news is my Christmas Shopping is nearly done, tree is up, and the cookie list is light this far....

Last week was CRAZY!  With all the work, family, and shopping it's been such a blur.  It was good tho- tried some new recipes and Dave's still alive and nobody's been to the emergency room.  Yay! ;)  This week the favorite was Stuffed Pepper Soup.  It is super yummy and super easy - if you love Stuffed Peppers, you will love this soup!
Large Bottle of V8 Juice
1lb Ground Beef
1/2 - 1 Minute cup Rice
1 Bell Pepper
Salt to season to taste

1.  Brown Ground Beef - season with salt / pepper to taste and throughly drain the fat.
2.  Dice up one green bell pepper.
3.  In large skillet, or 3 qt sauce pan, add V8 juice, ground meat and bell pepper.
4.  Simmer for 10-20 minutes - depending on how cooked you want your pepper.
5.  just before peppers reach desired tenderness, add 1/2-1cup of rice.  If you want a thinner soup, use 1/2 cup.  For thicker soup, use 1 cup.
6.  Let soup sit for 10 minutes while rice gets tender, and serve.

You can add additional seasonings to taste, but I like it just the way it turns out. You can also sub the V8 for straight Tomato Juice, but we've discovered the V8 is better - more flavor. :)  I love this recipe, and it is super good on cold days!

Now that we're done in the kitchen, stop by the craft room.  Today is a new challenge at Paper Therapy and this week's challenge is to create a card or project using snowflakes!  The Design Team Gals have definitely outdone themselves this week...I am truly in awe of these ladies.  I hope you can come join us this week - I know the holidays are busy, but what a great way to get your gift tags/ cards/ pages done, and join in the fun of a challenge!  Here's my card this week:
Day to Day Milestones Kit - CM
White and Brown Cardstock - CM - cut w/ Cricut Cart - Cheerful Season's - CM Exclusive
Candy Cane Stickles
Foam Adhesive.

I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Monday, December 6, 2010

It's Monday - and Challenge #10 at Paper Therapy!!

Hey there bloggers!

I am so happy to be back online...had some issues keeping connected yesterday.  We're back in business today - woo hoo!

It's time for another blog challenge at Paper Therapy!  This weeks challenge is another sketch -and it is a super one!
And here's my take: 

And here's a new video  - you'll get a little insite into my design process - yay!  I even used my new ATG gun to make it. :)

Supplies used for this card:
-Paper Source Red Cardstock
-Let it Snow by K&Co
-Sheer Ribbon from Michael's
-Brown Chalk Ink - Creative Memories
-Foam Adhesive and ATG Tape

Don't forget to stop by and join us.  We're having a great time and doing some fun swaps and chatting about Christmas - love to have you over.
Happy Scrapping!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Happy Monday - New Challenges and 2 Lucky Winners!!

Happy Monday Bloggers!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  I had a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with friends and family and delicious food.  Mom made Great Grandma's Chocolate Pie - so yummy.  Dad smoked a Turkey, and we met Dave's family at Black Eyed Pea for lunch - it was a great day!  This weekend we also got to hang out with a good friend and spend some extra time with Dave's brother Thomas and his girlfriend Jennifer.  We had such a good time.  Can't wait to hang out with them again.  :)

Now it's back to work, back to reality, and back to Paper Therapy for a new challenge!!  This weeks Challenge is Buttons and Bows.  You card/ layout/ altered item must contain buttons and bows - how you make that happen is up to you. Here is my take on the challenge:
This was a fun challenge for me becauseI had to use an embellishment I don't use often, and I tried to add a new technique for me.  The faux stitching is new - it's something that is super easy, but I never think to use it.  I also don't use buttons that often so I tried to REALLY use buttons this week - I think I pulled it off - what do you think?

Supplies used:
Crimson Cardstock - Creative Memories
Green Patterned Paper - K&Co "Let it Snow" 12x12 Specialty Paper Pad
Green Buttons from Stash
White Sheer Ribbon
White Gel Pen
Brown Pen
Brown Scallop Square Die - Spellbinders Nestabilities
Scallop Border Punch - Fiskars Border Punch

And now to announce the winners....

Rasia and Clarisa!

Congratulations ladies!  Email me your address so I can get your RAK in the mail!  Thanks for playing!

I hope you all enjoy your week, and that you join us over at Paper Therapy this week.  We'd love to see you stretch your creativity and have fun.

Happy Crafting!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Happy Monday - Masculine Challenge - RAK

Happy Happy Monday Bloggers.  Only 3 days left til Thanksgiving, which means a short work week for me.  Yay!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  Dave and I spent the weekend getting out finances in order.  One step closer to being full-fledged adults....Yay...or something....  Good news is we're in a lot better shape than we thought and we now have a plan to get into a house.  I am so excited!  We'll still be waiting a little while longer than I would have liked, but I will have to be patient to get my own Babrie Dream House...complete with Scrap Room, Home Office, and Game Room - so Dave and I will finally have out own looking forward to that.  ;)

Monday also brings another awesome challenge to Paper Therapy.  This weeks Challenge is dedicated to the man/ men/ boys in your life.  Our sweet boys and men are so wonderful, but so often their pages and cards make our heads spin.  We challenge you to create a card or layout desinged for the special men/ boys in your life.  I made cards - here's what I submited for the Challenge:
I made this using Creative Memories Primary Power Pallette.   I actuallly designed this card during Croptoberfest while trying to design some fun masculine cards while designing some fun easy cards - to kinda take the scary out of card making. 

I really hope you can join us at Paper Therapy this week.  In fact, I'm not above bribing this week...hee hee.  I will be RAK'ing 2 Make A Wish Card Kits to 2 people who participate in this week's challenge - post your card by midnight on Saturday, November 27 and post a comment back here to let me know you posted a challenge.  I will draw my winners Sunday and announce it here on my Blog Monday with the new challengle.

I hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving filled with wonderful times, fantastic food, and togetherness with your family.

Happy Scrapping!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Happy Monday - Thank You Challenge!

Hi Bloggers!

It is Monday and only 1 and 1/2 weeks til Thanksgiving!  I know I am excited - we have a lot to be thankful for this year.

Monday also means a New Challenge at Paper Therapy!  We had a blast with last week's ad challenge, but it was a tough challenge.  This week, with Thanksgiving looking so close, Kristin, our fearless leader wanted to challenge everyone to create a Thank you card or Layout expressing Thankfulness.
I designed a super cute Thank You Card using Making Memories Noteworthy Embelishments and Cardstock from my stash:
I also wanted to use this week's challenge to try out a technique I haven't used in a long time - Watermark Patterned Paper.  I trimmed down the pink cardstock to slightly smaller than my base card and stamped it with watermark ink - I love the tone on tone look you get.  Then I punched the edges with my Fiskars Threading Water border punch.  Then I glued a glittered frame to cardstock and cut around the edge, and inside the frame to show a small border inside and out.  I spelled out Thank You with Making Memories with glitter letters and then used a glue dot to adhere the glittered die cut flower to the edge of the frame.  I love the look that the watermark ink has on always amazes me. 

Supplies used:
Card Base: Seafoam - Paper Source
Pink Cardstock - American Crafts
Fiskars Border Punch - Threading Water
Clear Stamps - Basic Grey
Watermark Ink Pad
Die Cut Frame and Flower - Making Memories - Noteworthy
Glitter Letter Stickers- Making Memories

Our Design Team really rocked this challenge out too!  You should go check it out, and definitely feel free to come and play!  Be sure to check us out!
 I hope you have a great week and I can't wait to see what you create this week!  And stay tuned - next week I'll have a special treat for 2 lucky readers - but you have to come back to see what's going on.  :)

Monday, November 8, 2010

Happy Monday - Challenge #6 - It's in the Ad!

Happy Monday Bloggers!

I am happy to report that Dave and I made it back to Dallas safely. For those who don't know, we went to Pennsylvania this weekend for the Ruhl Family Reunion. While we were there David got to meet my Dad's family and Mom's family - the loved him, and a good time was had by all.

Now it's back to the o'l grindstone, and time for another new challenge for at Paper Therapy. This weeks challenge is to create a project inspired by this ad:

And here's my take on the challenge:

I was inspired more by the apearence of depth in this ad than anything else, so I tried to design a card that had the appearence of looking through a row of trees.  These cute trees were cut from my Cricut and the new Creative Memories Cartridge.  The larger trees are pop-dotted up to give the look of dimension.  This week was a real challenge for me, but I had a great time.  Can't wait to see what you come up with.

Have a great Monday!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Happy Monday!

Happy Monday Bloggers!

I hope you've all come down from your Trick or Treat Sugar highs and survived Halloween.  Ours was very quiet.  We went to the Stars Game Saturday - won 4-0 against the Sabres.  Woo Hoo!  Sunday we spent the day watching Ghost Hunters re-runs until the 6 hour live show.  It was a pretty quiet investigation, but it was still fun.

Now it's Monday, which means the first day of November, and it also means it's time for another challege at Paper Therapy!

This weeks Challenge: Holy Moly!  You must create a project with a hole in it somewhere - a page, tag, box, bag, card - whatever your fancy - just make like swiss cheese and put a hole in it!

Here is my take on the challenge:
Ok, so this little guy has made an appearence on my blog before, but ain't he cute?  I just had to use him again. :)  This card was made from Heidi Grace's Paradise Point line.  The background is a yummy metalic flocked pattern, and the red flowers are cut out of the coordinating patterned paper.  The sentiment is spelled out of chipboard letters by Basic Grey - ps - if you are attching these to flocked paper, use liquid glue to make sure they are stuck down well.

I hope you will come over to Paper Therapy and play with us this week.  We're a fun bunch and the folks there are super nice and have a lot of talent and friendship to share!  See you there!

Happy Monday!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Happy Monday and another Great Challenge!

Happy Monday Bloggers!

One year ago today I married my best friend and most handsome man in the world - my husband David.  It's been a wonderful first year of marriage and I can not wait to see what the future holds for us.  He really is the most wonderful man in the world and I thank God everyday he is in my life.

Today also marks Challenge #4 at Paper Therapy!  This week the Design Team was challenged to create a card using nothing but scraps - all patterrned paper and ribbons used must be scraps, but the card base can be a full sheet of cardstock.  I love working with scraps so I went a little crazy on this challenge - even the card bases are scraps!  Here's my take on the challenge:
These 4 cards each measure 3.5" x 5.5" - if you're cutting A2 cards out of 12x12 cardstock, you get a strip measuring 12"x3.5" - this is where I got the scraps for my card bases. :o) The Patterned Paper is all scraps from a card class I designed several months ago for my CM group.

Creative Memories Cardstock: Green Apple, Yellow, Green, Royal Blue
Creative Memories Primary Paper Buttons
Creative Memories Primary Letters
Creative Memories Paper Ribbon
Creative Memories Primary Designer Prints Patterned Paper
Creative Memories Discover Title Stickers
Tape Runner and Foam Adhesive

This challenge was super fun, and the cards I've made are going to a Summer Camp for abused children.  The counselors leave the kids encouraging cards every day so they are always looking for donations of handmade cards - any size/ shape/ colors - no envelopes needed.  If you are interested in donating cards to this cause, please let me know -  I can forward you her address, or you send your cards to me and I'll send them with mine.  All cards must be submitted by or before June 2011 for this next summer. 

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Don't forget to check out the other Design Team Members' blogs to see their fantastic creations.  They've all done a wonderful job -you can find them on my left side bar toward the top.  Stop by for a visit and leave them all some love.

Hope you all have a great week and get to participate in Paper Thearpy's challenge.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Paper Therapy Challenge Monday!

Happy Monday Bloggers!  Today is a super special Monday because today I am 30!  It is also special because it is time, once again, for another awesome challenge, brought to you by Paper Therapy!

Before I tell you about this week's challenge, thanks to everyone that is coming over to play.  We really love seeing everyone's work.  Congratulations to Kimberly and Michelle!  They were our Challenge Winners for Weeks 1 and 2 respectivly.  Everyone's cards have been wonderful and I can't wait to see what you come up with for this week.

This weeks challenge is a color challenge - any theme you want, but it has to be made of the colors listed below:

The colors listed above are Stampin Up! colors, but if you don't use Stampin Up! you can use colors that are similar.  I came up with about 3 different cards before finally deciding on my favorite for this challenge.  You'll be seeing a lot more of this little guy!  He's so cute!!!

Supplies used:
Bazzill Cardstock - Raven
The Paper Company - Metallic Cover - Mango
Making Memories - Spiral Journal Cards - Paperie - Green
Studio G Bling
American Crafts - Green Ribbon
Creative Memories - French Vanilla Cardstock
Punch - Stampin up! - Owl

In other news - My birthday was fantastic..and there's still more to come so I'm off to have dinner with my husband.  :)  Once I've had a chance to recover I've got lots to share so stay tuned!

Have a great Monday and Happy Crafting!!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Paper Therapy Challenge #2

Happy Monday Bloggers

We had a really great turnout to our very first challenge at Paper Therapy.  Thanks to everyone who participated.  Congratulations to Kimberly - our first winner! 

This weeks Challenge is a little more challenging - and best described by our fearless leader - Kristin:
This week we have a product challenge for you.

Make a project using the first stamp you ever bought.
If you don’t have it anymore then use the earliest stamp you have.

What a fun way to pull out those oldies but goodies.
They need some lovin too!!

Can't wait to see your stamps.

Here's my take on the Challenge:

This weeks challenge was definitely a challenge for me - I've done cards for so long without stamping that I nearly forgot how to make a card where the primary focus is a stamp.  My inspiration came at Croptoberfest from one of our croppers.  She saw my stamp and asked to borrow it.  She stamped it on a page torn from an old dictionary - GENIUS!  I did the same, reinforced it with cardstock and rubbed it down with my brown chalking ink. I was really pleased with the way it came out.  It's also inspired me to think outside of the box- and I hope it's inspired you too.

In other news, work has been super busy!  It's only Monday and I know it is going to be a long week.  On a brighter note, it's 1 week closer to my Birthday and I can not wait.  I am looking forward to spending time with my family and friends this weekend at the Fair and at home.  I'm also anxious to get some pictures taken of the cards I made this past weekend at Croptoberfest - I'll try to get those up later this week, as well as more details from the Ghost Hunt.
Have a great week and be safe!!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Happy Monday - Paper Therapy Challenge #1

Happy Monday Bloggers,

I had a fantastically spooky weekend in Jefferson, TX - you'll get to hear all about it at the end of the week after I've had a chance to get through some footage and photos.  :o)

Today is back to the grind stone at work, but it is also the first Card Challenge at Paper Therapy!
The challenge this week is to create a card/ tag/ page layout/ altered item based on this sketch:
Here is my take on this great Sketch:

Supplies Used:
  • Bazzill Cardstock: Buttercream
  • Creative Memories Delight Story Box - Coral Photo Mat
  • Creative Memories Delight Designer Prints - Orange Patterned Paper
  • Creative Memories Delight Paper Flowers
  • Yellow Ribbon from Stash
  • Adhesive Pearls and bling from Stash
Our Design Team did an outstanding job with this challenge and I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.  Don't forget to check out all the other fun things we have going on.  There are still spaces in several of the swaps!

Stay Tuned for more news about our haunting weekend....mwahahahaha...

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Fantastic News!

Howdy friends and family!  I've got dinner in the oven so I'm gonna need to make this a quick post.
A few weeks ago I found this cute little papercrafts board on, Paper Therapy!  They had a Design Team call, and after playing and getting to know some of the people, I was decided to throw my hat into the ring.  Yesterday I got the most awesome email ever - I am on the Design Team for Paper Therapy! 

Starting October 4, we will be having weekly challenges, and there are alwasy fun swaps and chats on the boards.  Come check us out...feel free to stay a while.  :)

I'll come back to talk more later - can't let my husband's dinner burn.  Happy Crafting!!

Saturday, September 11, 2010


So I woke up this morning and hopped online to check out some stuff online.  My homepage came up - and I have it set to my Blog.  Much to my surprise, the background was all jacked up...seems like the template I was using was erased so I've had to redesign....I'm kinda bummed, but I look at this as an opportunity to have my husband help me learn to make my own templates.  Be on the look out for a new blog design...but it may take me a few weeks.  :)

For now I'm off to lunch at the West End with my husband.  Love y'all!!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

Happy Holiday Weekend Bloggers!

I am recovering from a very nasty headcold, but I am glad to report I am on the mend. 

I am so excited that I've had this time to play online because I found a new I don't already have enough going on.  ;)  I am currently working on cards to send to a camp for abused children, but I also found a great site:  The folks behind this site gather cards year round and ship them overseas to deployed military units so they have awesome cards to send to their families.  I am so excited to get started on these cards - I plan to ship cards every quarter.  If anyone is interested in doing this, or wants to have a Card Making Party, let me know - I'd love to help set this up or combine shipping with other cardmakers/ crafters in the area.

I am also excited to let you know that attendees of Croptoberfest will have the first chance to purchase Limited Edition Make a Wish Cad Kits.  What?  You don't know what Croptoberfest is?  It is a super fun 3 day crop held at Judy's Happy house and is open to all my favorite CM customers.  I am also unveiling my team's Make a Wish Project at this crop.  We will be making a limited number of card kits so make plans to come and check these out - once they're gone, they're gone.  :) I will be posting more details about the kits soon, so stay tuned for that!

In other news, Dave and I are really enjoying life.  Work has been challenging for me this week - had a short week and then was sick on top of that so I'm hoping next week will be better.  I left myself in good shape Thursday, so I at least had that going for me.  Today I am nearly back to 100% so I'm looking forward to knocking alot of stuff out Tuesday.  I've also been contemplating some changes in my own life.  I love my job - I like helping people better understand their leave options and helping put their mind at ease to get well, but some days the stress is too much.  I often don't feel like I'm really able to use the talents God gave me...several options have surfaced over the past few weeks - no worries - I'm not quitting my job anytime soon...just considering changing some things I do in my off time until I can figure out what I want to be when I grow up....or at least when I get older....I hope I never really grow up.  :)
Stay Crafty and have a great weekend!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Club Create part 7 and 8

Wow...I can not believe this is August 21!!  It feels like the time is racing past me this summer.
Well, here are the last 2 installments of my first Club Create Card series...I did not realize what an undertaking this would be, but I hope you are enjoying these cards, and are able to use the techniques to create your own beautiful creations.

Part 7 Cards are both made using Grape Cardstock and supplies from Simply Beautiful

Card 1:
1.  Grape Cardstock cut to 8 1/2"x 5 1/2"
2. Yellow Patterned paper from Simply Beautiful Story Box or Milestones (your choice)
3.  Patterned paper from Simply Beautiful Milestones (purple and blue with flowers)
4.  Simply Beautiful Paper Flowers (purple and blue, and white daisy)
5.  Foam adhesive and tape runner
6.  Paper trimmer.

Step 1:  Score Grape card stock a 4 1/4" so that you have an A2 card measuring 5 1/2"x 4 1/4" when folded in half.
Step 2:  Trim yellow patterned paper to 5 14" x 4" and adhere to the front of the card.
Step 3:  Trim Blue and Purple Patterned paper to 5" x 3 3/4" and adhere to the top of the card.
Step 4: Adhere a Medium Sized purple and blue flower to the flower in the cent of the card - make sure the petals are off set of the pre-printed flower.
Step 5: Adhere the White Flower to the center of the blue and purple flower using a small foam square.

Now you have a beautiful card ready for any occasion!

 Card 2:
1. Grape Cardstock cut to 8 1/2"x 5 1/2"
2.  NSD Simply Beautiful Borders Kit (Customer Gift)
3.  Yellow Patterned Paper Cut to Approx. 3" - 3 1/2" depending on your preference.
4.  Yellow and purple tag from Simply Beautiful Tags
4: Tape Runner and Foam Adhesive

Step 1: Score Grape card stock a 4 1/4" so that you have an A2 card measuring 5 1/2"x 4 1/4" when folded in half.
Step 2.  Using your Tape Runner, adhere the grey border to one side of your card.  Trim off the excess and repeat on the other side.
Step 3: Adhere the yellow square to the center of your card.
Step 4: Using Foam Squares, adhere the tag to the center of your card.
Now you can add a sentiment to your card, either using stickers or stamps - the possibilities are endless!
You can also watch me make these cards here:

Club Create Part 8:
The last project in this series is 1 card and some quick tags.  Enjoy!

Card 1:
1.  Mediterranean Cardstock cut 8.5" x 5.5"
2.  Pink Patterned Paper from Simply Beautiful - Storybox/ Milestone/ scraps - cut 4.25"x5.5"
3.  Simply Beautiful Flowers
4.  Decorative Border Punch - Any by Fiskars or Martha Stewart

Step1: Score Mediterranean Blue Cardstock at 4.25" and fold in half to create and A2 card.
Step 2: Cut your Pink Patterned Paper in half  so that you have 2 pieces measuring 5.5" x 2,25".
Step 3: Using your border punch, punch a border longways down 1 side of each piece of patterned paper.
Step 4:  Adhere the straight sides to your card, the decorative borders should face each other in the center of the card.  You can trim down your flat sides to allow more space between the borders if you would like.
Step 5: Gather your flowers - you will need 1 green, 1 orange, 1 purple, and 1 pink and white.
Step 6.  Layer all your flowers on top  of one another, except the green flower,  and adhere using Tape or Glue pen.
Step 7: Cut your green flower in quarters, giving you 4 pieces, and adhere to the bottom of your layered flowers.  Be sure they stick out to be seen - the should look almost like leaves.
Step 8:  Adhere the layered flowers to the center of the card.
You can now add your favorite message or sentiment.

1.  Grape and Mediterranean Cardstock
2. Simply Beautiful Paper Ribbon
3.  Simply Beautiful Flowers
4.  Tape Runner
5.  Scissors
6.  Tag Maker

Step 1: Punch out tags using your Tag Maker.  Shown are 2 Mediterranean and 1 Grape.
Step 2:  Measure out 2 inches of your choice or Paper Ribbon and adhere to your tag as shown.
Step 3.  Adhere flower of choice as shown.  This project works best with the smaller flowers, but you can also use the larger flowers in the center of the tags.

Now you have some great tags to be used as gift tags, embellishments for cards, or journaling spots for your albums.  This is a great way to use up scrap paper, extra paper ribbon, or spare flowers.

Watch the vidoe here:

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you have enjoyed this series as much as I have.  Next week I will show you great cards using Creative Memories Make a Wish Product.  It's a great way to create beautiful pages and gifts while helping a great cause.  Stay tuned for more great projects, and a chance to come to one of our classes!

Happy Scrapping!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Club Create Parts 5 and 6 - Reposted

Hello all! Looks like our May project has stretched into June. Here are parts 5 and 6 of our 8 part series:

Card 1:
1. Mediterranean Blue Cardstock -Cut to 8.5"x5.5"
2. Patterned Paper from Simply Beautiful Milestones Kit
3. Epoxy Stickers from Simple Blooms Sticker set.
4. Blue Paper Ribbon from Simply Beautiful Paper Ribbon set.
5. scrap of Mediterranean blue cardstock
6. Scissors,Paper trimmer
                                                      7. Foam Adhesive and Tape Runner

Step 1: Fold Mediterranean cardstock in half so that your A2 card measures 4.25" by 5.5".
Step 2: trim down your patterned paper to 4" x 5.25" and adhere to the front of the card.

Step 3: Cut a 4" strip of blue paper ribbon and but in half. Attach the ribbon to the front and back of the tag as shown in the photo and cut the tops at an angle.
Step 4: Adhere Blue and Brown floral sticker to scrap of Mediterranean blue paper and trim around edge, leaving approx 1/8" around design. This step is optional.
Step 5: Adhere floral embellishment to tag
Step 6: Adhere Tag to upper right corner of card using foam adhesive.
Step 7:Adhere round orange and brown sticker of the printed flower as shown above.

Card 2

1. Mediterranean blue cardstock cut to 8.5" x 5.5".
2. Patterned Paper from Simply Beautiful Milestones Kit.
3. Simply Beautiful tags.
4. Simply Beautiful Flowers
5. scrap of Mediterranean blue cardstock
6. Scissors and Paper Trimmer
7. Foam Adhesive and Tape Runner.

Step 1: Fold Mediterranean cardstock in half so that your A2 card measures 5.5"x 4.25".

Step 2: Trim your patterned paper to 5.25"x4" and adhere to the center of the card.
Step 3: Adhere tag to scrap of Mediterranean blue cardstock and trim around the edges, leaving 1/8" around the edge.
Step 4: Adhere to the front of the card with foam adhesive.
Step 5: Adhere yellow flower to the top of the printed yellow flower on the top of the card with foam adhesive.

Now you have another beautiful card. You can stamp a sentiment to the front or leave it blank.
You can also watch my instructional video for clarification on any of the instructions:

Club Create Part 6:
Here are 2 more fabulous A2 cards:

Card 1:

1. Mediterranean blue cardstock scrap and piece cut to 8.5"x5.5"
2. Patterned paper from Simply Beautiful Milestones kit
3. Blue paper ribbon - Simply Beautiful Paper Ribbon
4. white and yellow flowers: Simply Beautiful Flowers
5. Scissors and Paper Trimmer
6. Foam Adhesive and Tape Runner

Step 1: Fold mediterranean card in half so that you have an A2 card that measures 5.5"x4.25".

Step 2: Trim patterened paper to 4"x5.25" and adhere to center of the card.
Step 3: Cut the loops off the edge of the tag and adhere the tag to a scrap of mediterranean cardstock.
Step 4: Trim edges of the cardstock around the tag, leaving a 1/8" border of cardstock around the tag.
Step 5: Trim a 6" piece of ribbon and adhere to the center of the card, blue side up. Trim excess off the side.
Step 6: adhere tag to the center of the card.
Step7: Adhere the flowers to the tag as shown above. Use foam adhesive to adhere the yellow flower centered between the white flowers on each side of the card to add a bit of dimension.

You now have another lovely card. Just add your favorite sentiment to the front or on the inside and enjoy!!

Card 2:
 Supplies:1. Green Apple cardstock cut to 5.5"x8.5"
2. Blue and orange patterned papers from Simply Beautiful Milestones or story box sets.
3. Simple Blooms Epoxy Stickers
4. Tearing tool (optional)
5. Tape Runner
6. Paper Trimmer

Step 1: Fold the green apple cardstock to create an A2 card - 5.5"x4.25".

Step 2: Trim blue patterned paper to 5.25"x4" and adhere to the center of the card.
Step 3: Trim orange patterned paper to 5.5"x3" and tear off 1/2" of either side. Adhere to the center of the card.
Step 4: Embellisch card with epoxy stickers - yellow and brown floral to the right hand side and green, orange and yellow circles to the left as shown.

You now have another great card that is prefect for any occassion. Ad your favorite sentiment to the front and inside.
You can also follow along with this great video:

Thanks for stopping by! Just 2 more parts to this series so come back next weekend - I should have the last 2 videos up by Sunday.

Thanks and have a great night!!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Club Create Project Part 3-4 Re-Post

Hey there bloggers!
Here's a double-feature - Enjoy!!

Card 1 Supplies:
-Raspberry Cardstock cut to 8.5" x 5.5"
-Pink and Brown decorative paper from Simply Beautiful Milestones Kit
-Scraps: Yellow, Orange, Brown
- Simply Blooms Epoxy Stickers
-Butterfly Pocket Punch
-Tape Runner

Step 1: Fold Raspberry Cardstock in half so your card measures 5.5" x 4.25".|
Step 2: Cut Decorative paper down to 4" x 5.5" and adheare to the center of the card. This paper should run the lenght of the card and have a 1/8" of Raspberry showing on each side.
Step 3: Punch butterflies from yellow, orange and brown scraps.
Step 4: Cut wings off the brown butterfly and adhere body to the orange butterfly . I used a glue pen - super easy. Once glue dries, fold wings up on either side of the body to make it dimensional
Step 5: Adhere the yellow butterfly to the lower right corner of your card. Then glue the center of your other butterfly to the yellow butterfly.
Step 6: Embelish your card with Epoxy stickers - brown circle with pink flower in the center of the flower pattern, Pink and brown butterfly placed in the upper left corner.
That's it! You're all done - now write a sweet note and send it to someone you love.

Card 2 Supplies:
-Grape ardstock cut to 8.5" x 5.5"
-Orange Floral Patterned Paper from Simply Beautiful Milestones Kit
-Simply Beautiful Tags
-Simply Beautiful Paper RIbbon - Multi Colored Stripes
-Simply Bloom Epoxy Stickers
-Paper Trimmer, Tape Runner
Step 1: Fold card in half so that it's 4.25"x5.5".
Step 2: Cut Floral Patterned Paper down to 5.25x4 and adhere to the center of the front of your card.

Step 3: Cut Paper Ribbon to 5.5" and adhere to the center of the card, longways.
Step 4: Adhere Tag to the front of the card.
Step 5: Embellish with Purple and Brown scalloped circle from Epoxy Stickers.
Optional - You can stamp a sentiment, rubon sentiments or adhere vellum quotes to the front of the card for a special touch.

Watch Cards 1 and 2 here:

Card 3 Supplies:
-Green Apple Cardstock cut to 5.5"x8.5"
-Yellow Swirl patterned paper from Simply Beautiful Milestone Kit
-Brown Paper Ribbon - Simply Beautiful Paper Ribbon
-Simply Blooms Epoxy Stickers
-Scrap of Brown paper approx 3"x3"
-Fine Tip Scissors
-Paper Trimmer
-Tape Runner

Step 1: Fold Green Apple Cardstock in 1/2 so your card is now 5.5"x4.25".
Step 2: Trim down the Yellow Patterned Paper to 4" x 5.25" and adhere to the center of the green apple card.
Step 3: Trim down the brown paper ribbon to 4.25" in length. Adhere to the card toward the top.

Step 4: Adhere the yellow and brown flowers to the brown scraps and cut the paper just out side of the sticker, creating a slight border.
Step 5: Adhere to the lower left corner.
Step 6: Adhere green and brown epoxy sticker to the upper right corner of the card, centering the points across the ribbon.
Optional: Stamp, rubon or adhere a sentiment to personalize your card.

Card 4 Supplies:
-Grape Cardstock cut to 8.25"x5.5"
-Green and Purple patterned paper from Simply Beautiful Milestones Kit
-Green Flower - Simply Beautiful Flowers
-Simply Blooms Epoxy Stickers
-Trimmer and Tape Runner and foam adhesive

Step 1: Fold Grape Cardstock in half so your card is 5.5"x4.25"
Step 2: Trim down green and purple patterned paper to 4"x5.25" and adhere to the center of your card.

Step 3: Adhere the Green Flower over top of the large purple flower on the patterned paper with foam adhesive, and stick epoxy circle to the center of the flower.
Step 4: Adhere a purple epoxy butterfly to the upper right corner.
Optional: Adhere a vellum sentiment, rubon or stamp to personalize for someone special.

Watch me make them here:

I hope you've enjoyed the latest cards, and come back next week for 2 more fabulous cards.

Have a great week!
Hey Bloggers -

Here is part 2 of the 8 part series for May:

The first card was made with an A2 card cut from Raspberry Cardstock.

1.Cut a piece or Raspberry Cardstock 8.5" x 5.5" - score at 4.25" so that your card folds in half and you now have a base that is 5.5"x4.25".
2.Cut the coordinating mat from the Simply Beautiful MIlestones Kit down to 5.25"x4" and mat on the front of the card.
3.Attach a pink and white flower to the matching flower on the patterned paper using Foam Adhesive.
4.Tape a tape to the top right hand corner and adorn with yellow butterfly sticker.

The second card was made with and A2 card from Green Apple Cardstock.

1.Cut a piece of Green Apple Cardstock to 8.5"x5.5" - score at 4.25" so that your card folds in half, giving you a card base that is 5.5" x4.25".
2.Trim a piece of Mediterranean Cardstock down to 5.25"x4" and adhere to the front of the card.
3.Trim down the Green Journaling page from the Simply Beautiful Milestones Kit down to approx 5"x3.75" and adhere to the center of the blue cardstock.
4.Cut off a piece of the grey paper ribbon from the Simply Beautiful Paper Ribbons - cut approx. 2.5" - 3". Snip the ribbon in half and adhere to the front and back of the top of the large grey and green circle tag. You want it to look like the ribbon is going through the whole of the tag.
5.Tape down the tag to the front of your card.
6.Embellish the upper left part of the tag with 2 yellow flowers and 1 white flower. I used tape for the 2 yellow flowers and foam adhesive for the white flower right between the yellow flowers.
7.For the finishing touch, put a green epoxy dot sticker over the ribbon on your tag and the blue and brown square sticker in the lower right corner of your card.

These 2 cards are quick and easy and can be finished in 10 minutes.

You can also watch me make these cards to see just how easy they are!

Re-Post - Club Create Project Part 1 - Tutorial Kick-off

Hey Bloggers,

Creative Memories celebrated National Scrapbook Day this weekend and I had a blast with my upline Luara Barnett at Judy's Happy House. I spent the weekend designing cards for our first ever Club Create. I am so excited!

Our first project is a beautiful set of 16 cards featuring goodies from the Simply Beatiful Collection. Now, this is not the Simply Beautiful Card project - it's sold out and I wanted this to be something a little different. To create the cards in this project you will need flower, ribbons, and tags from Simply Beautiful, the Simply Beautiful Milestones Kit, and the Cardstock (Mediteranean, Grape, Green Apple, and Raspberry). Cards can be purchased at any office supply store. I will unveil 4 cards per week with instructions and a link to an insructional video so please come back often to see the next project.

Our first set of cards:


12x12 Cardstock - Raspberry and Green Apple
Simply Blooms Epoxy Sticker
Simply Beautiful Tags
Simply Beautiful Milestones Kit

1.Cut theRaspberry and Green Apple Cardstock down into a 8.5"x5.5" cards and fold in half. This will create your A2 card measuring 4.25x 5.5.

For the Green Card:
1.For the Green Apple Card, take the Orange decorated paper from the Milestones Kit cut down to 4"x5.25" and adhere to the front of the card.
2.Attach the Green and Yellow Tag to the front.
3.Attach Orange Butterfly just below the tag.

For the Raspberry Card:
 1.Take a blue patterned piece of paper from the Milestones Kit and cut down to 5.5". Tear a 1/2 inch or so off each side and adhere to the center of the Raspberry Card.
2.Attach the Pink and Grey tag using Foam Adhesive.
3.Attach the blue dots and pink dot from the Epoxy Stickers to the bottom of the card and a blue butterfly to the top of the tag.

You can also watch the video to see just how quick and easy it really is:

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Moving Day!

Well, I am back to my familiar friend - Blogspot. How I have missed you!!

I tried Typepad, but it is truly for the serious blogger...and that, I am trying to be, but it's still a lot to learn. I found their site just over my head. Now I'm back to blogger with a new blog and hopefully a new look. This place is definitely a work in progress. I'll be spending the next week getting all the posts from the old blog over here. Once it's all done I'll be sure to let my friends and family know.

Until then, Happy Blogging, and welcome home Jessi Myers!