Thursday, December 25, 2014

It's been a very busy and crazy fall.  I will be back posting more cards and projects in 2015.   
Wishing you a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Mix Media - 4 Cube Drawer

I created a mixed media 4 drawer shelf back in August. I am now just getting to posting the pictures and instructions.

For this project I used medium weight natural chipboard .  It's the chipboard I had on hand.  If I would do it again I would either do it with the black or the white.  For a better overall luck I used ink to cover the natural look on open spaces.  The links below will direct you to the chipboard. 

Grafix Medium Weight Chipboard Sheets, 12-Inch by 12-Inch, Natural, 25-Pack

Grafix Medium Weight 12 Inch by 12 Inch Chipboard Sheets, Black 25/Package

Grafix Medium Weight 12-Inch-by-12-Inch Chipboard-Sheets, White 25-Pack

I was able to create this drawer system in a weekend.  I had an idea on what I wanted and then just started to plan it.  I originally wanted to add a pencil holder to it and other items but the way this one is designed it would make it difficult to get to the side drawers.  I wanted it designed this way because the back is facing a wall and I will not access it.  I have thought of an alternate design that I have also shared the idea with the plans that I will have the link below to download.  The alternate design would be for a shared desk.  Having the drawers on the side then you can have a pencil holder in front and not hinder access to the drawers. 

You may even upgrade it with a Lazy Susan - Lazy Susan Bearings, 3", 5/16" Thick, 200-lb. Capacity

Below are photos of my creation



Covered Side


Front Drawers Out
If you are interested in the design and list of materials download the file here

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Simple Male Birthday Card - Fall

Today's card was made from patterned paper from the DCWV The Halloween & Fall Stack.  The card is very easy to make and does not need a lot of supplies.  You can use the same layout for many different occasions.  

A2 Card - Brown Card Stock - (11" x 4 1/4" folded in half)
Mat - Cream Card Stock - 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
Top Patterned -  2 1/2" x 4"
Bottom Patterned - 2 3/4" x 4"
Ribbon - Light Brown
Sentiment  Mat - Cream Card Stock - 3 1/8" x 1 1/2"
Pearls - colored with Bic Mark-It - Woodsy Brown
Inside Mat - Cream Card Stock - 5 1/4" x 4"

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Male Birthday Card

Today's card was made with paper from "The Linen Door" paper pack from the Paper Studio at Hobby Lobby.  The sentiment was printed on white card stock and the frame was cut out of blue recollections paper on the Silhouette Cameo.  You can purchase the nested label design on the Silhouette online store.  The font used is Edwardian Script ITC at 48 pt.


A2  Card - White card stock
Top patterned paper - 2 3/4" x 4"
Bottom patterned paper - 2 3/4" x 4"
Ribbon - green ribbon
Outside Frame - blue card stock - 3 1/2" x 4 3/4"
Inside Frame - white card stock - 3 1/4" x 4 1/2"

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Congratulations - Graduate Card

Today's card is not your typical Graduation Card.  I wanted something for a young lady that would look great but be simple and easy to make.  The design is clean and can be used for any occasion. The background is the Darice Large Petal. I love how the black with white embossed mat looks so sophisticated, the embossing really pops on the card.  I hope the young graduate, enjoys the card as much as I did making it.

White A2 Card - 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Black Mat - 5" x 3 5/8"
White Embossed Mat - 4 3/4" x 3 3/8" - Darice Large Petal
Black Sentiment Mat - 5 1/2 x 1 1/4
White Sentiment Mat - 5 1/4 x 1 1/8 - Congratulations font 28 pt Curlz MT

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Quick and Easy Male Birthday Card

Today's card is another male birthday card.  This card is really easy to make and can be used with many different colors and patterns.  The background is patterned paper from the DCWV Color Block Mat Stack. The "happy" are letters cut out for another birthday card that I created earlier this week.  I love being able to use scraps from one card for another.


A2 Card - White card stock - landscape
Patterned Paper - 5 1/4" x 4"
Banner - Blue card stock - "wishing you a" 16 pt and "birthday" 22 pt Brush Script Std Bold
happy - Eras Bold ITC at 110 pt

Friday, June 13, 2014

Father's Day Card

My father's day card this year is simple and clean.  I used the Cameo to cut my design.  The sentiment was printed and cut on the frame design from the Silhouette Library.  I separated it to change the width of the frame and to layer it. The paper pack I used for the pattern paper is DCWV the Serenity Stack.  

A2 card - olive green card stock
Patterned Papers - 2 1/2" x 4" each
Sentiment - 2 3/4" x 2" - cream paper card stock- "happy" and "day" Courier New 29.30 pt font - "Father's" Courier New 44.75 pt font
Frame -  3 1/4" x 2 3/8" - olive green card stock - Cuttlebug Swiss Dots used to emboss frame - raised on 1 layer of foam tape.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Happy - Female Birthday Card

I created a card using chevron papers that I cut into strips to create the background.  I cut the word happy with my Cameo out of a strip of white scrap paper.  I intended the background to show through but I did not like the look so I cut a strip of solid color to go under the white.  I like how this card turned out.  It is a great card for any age, male or female.  It is quick and easy to make, that can be done in a few minutes.

A2 Card - White card stock
Chevron Strips - 1 1/8" X 4" - 3 in one color and 2 in another
Solid Strip - 2" x 5 3/8" - purple
Banner - 2.5" x 5 1/4" - white - happy (Eras Bold ITC) at 110 pt font - birthday printed (LD Red Hatter's Hand) at 26 pt font in black.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Everyday Card - Butterflies

Here is a card that I made with stamps and markers.  I like the way butterflies turned out but I am unsure of the matting.  When doing the matting I was trying to incorporate the color of the butterflies. It turned out well but it's not one of my favorites and I will revisit these butterflies again.

Base - A2 Card - White
Mat 1 - 4" x 5 1/4" - Orange
Mat 2 - 3 3/4" x 5" - Light Blue
Mat 3 - 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" - Yellow
Butterflies - 3 pack wood stamps I got at Michaels - Memento Tuxedo Black Ink - colored with Spectrum Noir markers

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Child Birthday Card - Lollipop

I am looking towards Pinterest for inspiration more and more. I found a pin that used a colorful lollipop on an embossed card.  The playfulness of the card drew me in and I used the supplies I had

Child Birthday Card - Lollipop
Base - A2 Card - Pink
Background - White - 4" x 5 1/4" - embossed - Darice - Happy Birthday
Sentiment colored with pink marker (unhappy with the bleed, might try using ink pad or embossing powder next time)
Lollipop - 1" circles punched out of scrap paper - half of a popsicle stick and pink ribbon tied to stick

I hope the little girl I sent this too was happy with the card

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Quick Graduation Card

Today I created a quick graduation for a recent high school graduate we know.  I didn't have much time and it took about 15 minutes to put this card together, I downloaded a free graduation cap SVG file and using Silhouette Studio to create everything to cut out on the Cameo.

Quick Graduation Card

Base - A2 Card - Red - Landscape
Graduation Cap - Navy Blue - 4" wide
Congratulations - Red - 3.885" wide  - font - Harlow Solid Italic
Offset of Congratulations - White - 4.154" wide

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Birthday Card - Birds

Here is a birthday card that I created using a stamp and coloring with markers.  This card turned out great and I would love to create it again.  I want more stamps like this to use for similar cards.

Birthday Card - Birds
Base - A2 Card - Black
Mat 1 - 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" - Yellow
Stamped - 3 1/4" x 4 1/2" - Semi- Gloss brochure paper - Bird Feeder with birds wood stamp
Mat 2 - 1" x 2 1/2" - Yellow
Sentiment - 3/4" x 2 1/4" - White - Happy Birthday Stamp

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Wedding Anniversary Card

I was looking on Pinterest for inspiration for an anniversary card and I came across this pin.  I really liked the clean design and it inspired me to make the card below.

Wedding Anniversary Card
Base - A2 Card - White
Back Layer - 5 1/4" x 4" - White
Front Layer - 3 3/4" x 4" - White - Embossing - the Paper Studio - Intricate Swirl
Faux Pearls - colored to match
Greeting - Giddyup Std

Hope you enjoy this card, it was a quick card to make for someones special day!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Annabelle's Signature - The Making Of

In the making of yesterday's card I needed Annabelle's signature to make it special.  Below is the illustrated guide.  Enjoy!

1. Grab a not so thrilled Annabelle

2. Create inside sentiment with enough space for paw print

3. Clean paw with baby wipe

4. Put paw on ink pad and press

5. Take inked paw and press on inside sentiment

6. Check to make sure signature is valid

7. Put paw on baby wipe to prevent the spread of ink

8. Look at all the nice paw prints and smears

9. Wash paw with soap and water

10. Dry paw and reassure pup that nothing of value went down the drain

11. Let very patient and well behaved pup outside to enjoy nice sunny day
Note the pained expression on Annabelle's face

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Thanks from Pet

Today's thank you card has a little story behind it.  My husband's grandma suffers from arthritis pain and our 3 year old dog Annabelle suffers from it as well.  Annabelle was diagnosed with arthritis as a puppy.  Recently it is so bad that she was unable to walk a mile without a lot of suffering. We took her to the vet and she is on what we call "happy" pills to lubricate her joints.  We told grandma about Annabelle's suffering because we knew she could relate.  Imagine our surprise when we got an envelope addressed to Annabelle, grandma sent her a get well card.  In return Annabelle and I created her a thank you card.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed creating it.

Simple Thanks - Front
Simple Thanks - Inside
Base - A2 Card - Black
Front -  Paw - cut out at 2.5" x 2.69" on Silhouette Cameo
             Paw  Background -  3" x 3" white cardstock - single thickness foam tape
             Polka Dot Strip - 1 1/4" x 4" 
             Paw Print Ribbon - 4 1/4"
             Thanks! - 2" x 1 3/4" - font LDJ Squirrel Tracks - ticket stub punch corners - double                            thickness foam tape
Inside - Font - LDJ Squirrel Tracks
             Paw Print - Annabelle's Signature