Sunday, December 22, 2013

December Bombshell Sketch

I took advantage of the amazing Cyber Monday sale at and had to use the hot little bride I got from them to complete their December sketch.
Here is the sketch provided for this month:

And here is what I did with it:
 I used a line I got about two years ago that cost me all of about $3. I have a friend that is getting married soon so I colored the bride in her colors. Of course since it is a Pin Up I had to put fish nets on her.
 Here is the inside of the card:
Until next time -- Happy Crafting :-)

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Card Making Take 3

I made this card for another friend via Facebook. Actually, we grew up in the same circles and have never met in real life. We get along great on Facebook and she often will mail me cute cards too. I made her this one for Christmas:

Until next time -- Happy Crafting!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Card Making Take 2

I made this cute little card for my friend Vanessa. She also has a blog that I follow and you can find it on my blog list. I met Vanessa online many many many years ago through a Scrapbooking kit club that has gone out of business :-( I miss it a lot. However, I am grateful for some great friends I made because of it. Vanessa is one of those friends and her cards are AMAZING. I ran across this stamp set in my collection and I thought it was totally perfect for her, so I made a card for her. Here it is:

 I thought her black dress needed to sparkle so I covered it in Stickles and added the bling for the decorations.

Until next time -- Happy Crafting!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Christmas Card Making Take 1

It is that time of year again -- CHRISTMAS CARDS! I made a few personal ones for some friends. Today I am going to share with you the one I made for a new friend I made via Facebook. I had seen her post this amazing envelope on a group I belong to it and left a comment on it. I then saw some more of her art and I was awestruck! She was so sweet and asked me if I would like one. We immediately became friends and a few days later I had some pretty mail :-)

Of course I was inspired and had to make her a card too. This is what I came up with:
I made it using everything from my stash. The background paper I made with alchole ink. I think I might have gotten slightly high as I worked with it though.....

Until next time: Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Christmas Cards My Style

Most folks who know me understand that I have a very warped sense of humor and I do like things that are off the beaten path. I sat down earlier this week and came up with two cards based off of two of my favorite things: A Christmas Story (best movie EVER) and Pinup stamps.

Until next time - Happy crafting!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Cookie Making

We always decorate sugar cookies for Christmas. Last year the kids spent the night with Grammie and Papa and decorated gingerbread men! Here is a two page LO I did of their night.

I can't help but wonder: will I ever use all my thickers? I don't think so!
Until next time -- Happy crafting!

Monday, December 9, 2013

It is Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas!

We decorated on Black Friday for Christmas and I can not tell you the annoyance I went through trying to find my 2012 Christmas album! It dawned on me about an hour into my search that we do not have one because I never actually scrapped the pictures. Whoops! I started working on those right away!

Done in a hurry, but I still like 'em! Did I mention they are still sitting on my desk and not in an album yet? Hopefully next year I have it together!

Until next time -- Happy crafting!

Friday, December 6, 2013


I found a great online sale a few weeks back and picked up the "Midway" collection by October Afternoon. I completed the following two pages with it. Please be warned that there is gross sense of humor involved!

Until next time -- Happy crafting!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Back At It!

I hope your Thanksgiving was great and you were able to share it with loved ones :-) My Mom came into town and we kept busy! It was the first time in over 5 years that we got to spend any holiday together and over 15 since it was Thanksgiving. Needless to say, I have been away from my crafty room. However, I am back in it now and am having fun with cards and layouts.

I figured it was about time that I got the "Back to School" pages complete for my kiddos' scrapbooks. Each of them have a school album that I started when they were in preschool. At the start of each year I take a picture of them on the first day. I make a layout and pop it in the their book. I marvel each and every year about how quickly they are growing up and how time flies. That is probably the reason why I put off getting these pages is like I have to admit to myself that they are growing up.

I usually come up with a sketch each year and stick to it. Here is this year's pages:

I found a lot of the embellishments in Indiana this past Fall! I tried to make the pages unique to each kiddo :-)
Until next time -- Happy crafting!