Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Happy Birthday

This is an old Close to my Heart (formerly D.O.T.S) stamp. Yes, it's one big stamp. I love it cause it's so easy and quick. Perfect for kids birthdays - and with an 8 year old they definitely come in handy!! Lots of different coloring options. I also thought that the letters could be paper pieced with a masculine print and the stars could be covered with anything.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Pets leave paw prints on your heart

Sadly we had to say "Goodbye" to our beloved dog, Phoebe this week. The house just isn't the same without her!! The vet that we have is fabulous. I brought them some chocolate and this card. It says "Pets leave paw prints on our hearts" The small card went with a framed poem for the vet himself which unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of. The dog was cut using my cricut (doodlecharms). It's difficult to tell in the picture but the red paper behind the dog is embossed with the cuttlebug (paw prints).

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The way things are

I made this card for my boss at work who suddenly got "layed off". The sentiment reads "Things turn out best for those who make the best of the way things turned out" the little butterflies have bling in the middle of them.

Saturday, June 13, 2009


Looks like a graduation cap at first glance. But... it's actually a gift box just perfect for a gift of money or a gift card. I loved the look of the top of the cap but I wanted to make it a bit more 3D - so I added a box to the bottom. The little piece that says celebrate flips up and the box opens . I got the tassels at Michaels and the Superior High School Spartans paper at the local scrapbook store. Perfect to hold the check for my little cousins graduation gift. The "Class of 2009" was cut with my cricut.

Friday, June 12, 2009

A Bella Hello

Don't ya just love Bella!!! I must say she's lovely. Bella has quickly become a favorite stamp company of mine. Plus -- they just came out with a bella die for cuttlebug and the like. How cool is that!!! They are going to come out with clothing dies for her now. Can't wait! This patterned paper came in a 12x12 sheet. 4 - 6x6 squares that coordinate. Makes for easy and fast card making!! Happy Stamping :-)

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Color combo

I think these colors (olive green and brown) are my new favorite color combo. This is from the inspired by nature stamp set from SU. The cattails on the tops are cut using the small slot punch - also from SU. I know, I know......more butterflies........I seem to have a fixation on them. LOL! They are from a Martha Stewart punch that I have.