Sep 28, 2015

for fox sakes...

if this stamp set doesn't make you full on belly laugh, i'm not sure what will.

for fox sakes
stamps: unity
cardstock: tangerine tango, white, crystal wilkerson pp
ink: tangerine tango, jet black
other:  prismacolor markers, silhouette cameo

Sep 21, 2015


i know it's a little early for christmas, but i had to ink this cute moose up as soon as i got him. he is so cute!!

stamps: unity
cardstock: cherry cobbler, white, crystal wilkerson pp
ink: cherry cobbler, jet black
other:  prismacolor markers

Sep 11, 2015


let's be honest here.  if you are a chocolate lover, then you can totally relate to this card.  this week was not a great one.  and this card couldn't be more fitting!!  i actually made this for someone else, but really wanted to send one to myself, too!!!

stamps: unity
cardstock: pretty in pink, tangerine tango, white, crystal wilkerson pp
ink: pretty in pink, jet black
other:  prismacolor markers

Sep 7, 2015

do lunch...

the thing i love about ordering stamps from unity (other than the obvious...they are so damn cute!) is you get a little free surprise in each order. they are so awesome.  makes ripping open your order fun to see what you got.  it the latest order i received, it had some pieces of cardstock.  now if i were to see this cardstock, i probably would have never picked it out to use.  but when i saw it together, it just screamed "use me"!  i paired it with this stamp.  because i think the cardstock is so nice and pretty and this stamp gives the impression that it is so nice and pretty, then it makes you totally belly laugh. so at first glance you are like "what a pretty card" then you read it and it's hilarious.  or maybe that's just how my crazy mind works.  regardless, i love the freebies that are included with my stamps!!

do lunch
stamps: unity
cardstock: early espresso, soft suede, walnut cream, unknown pp
ink: soft suede, strawberry slush

Aug 29, 2015

what the flock...

i have been dying to use this stamp.  what sentiment is better than this one?  i love it. and the birds??  i can't get enough of them. i took a little different approach with this card.  i grabbed two pieces of cardstock and wanted to make two cards that were a tich different.  here's what came of it.

what the flock?
stamps: unity
cardstock: melon mambo, coastal cabana
ink: jet black, melon mambo
other: prismacolor markers, washi tape

Aug 14, 2015

be there...

how long has it been since i've participated in friends with flair??  who knows!  but i decided to today.  this card was inspired by one of the emails that angela sends out for unity with the awesome tips on quick cards.  it's sparked something in my brain.  i keep thinking taking time to make a card needs to be this big long process.  i watched  one of the quick video tips, came up to my room and made a quick card.  I NEED TO DO THAT MORE OFTEN!!!  hope you have a great weekend!!

be there
stamps: phyllis harris-unity
cardstock: cameo coral, watercolor paper
ink: jet black, distress inks

Jul 21, 2015


this little bird makes me smile.  i ordered it a while ago and it's just been hanging around, begging me to use it (like most stamps!)  so i finally did.

stamps: unity
cardstock: tangerine tango, pool party, white
ink: tangerine tango, pool party, onyx black
other:  journaling card, candy dots

Jul 10, 2015

feel better...

my cute friend had surgery last week.  so i sent her this little feel better card.  i know when i receive cards, i love it so much.  so i'm really trying to send more to people out of the blue.  just a little pick me up for their day!

feel better
stamps:  unity
cardstock: white
ink: watermelon wonder, daffodil delight, pacific point

Jul 7, 2015

coffee and friends...

it's so nice to be back in the card making mode!  love this cup stamp from stampin' up.  of course i also love starbucks, so it goes well together!

coffee and friends
stamps:  stampin' up, unity
cardstock: craft, white, cucumber crush
ink: cucumber crush, tip top taupe, onyx black

the inside says:

Jun 29, 2015

be alright...

i've been working on a project for my niece for the past few weeks (or month).  finally got that finished and cleaned up the disaster area that came after!  got back to a little card making.  needed something quick and simple (because i really do love simple!) to make.  i will get back to my inspiration journal sometime!

be alright
stamps:  unity
cardstock: craft, white
ink: coastal cabana, onyx black
other: prismacolor markers

the inside says:

Apr 27, 2015

light shines...

how have i not noticed this awesome color before?  oh that's right...i've been out of the card making world for a while.  blackberry bliss is my new favorite!!  and i love this stamp.

light shines
stamps:  unity
cardstock:  blackberry bliss, daffodil delight, white
ink: blackberry bliss, daffodil delight
other: burlap ribbon, star mask

the inside sentiment:

Apr 21, 2015


this inspiration wednesday was a little deceiving.  it seemed so simple when donna made it.  but it was difficult for me for some reason.  it's the first time i actually started over.  probably not my favorite journal entry, but i do love the middle part.  made another stencil for this one, too.

supplies:  gesso, acrylic paint, archival ink,
light molding paste, tags, washi tape, patterned paper

Apr 20, 2015


i love that this could either be a coffee or tea cup. here it's a tea cup. because if it were a coffee cup, the "beau-tea-ful" just wouldn't work, would it??

stamps:  unity
cardstock:  coastal cabana, raspberry ripple, white
ink: coastal cabana, raspberry ripple
other: corner rounder, glossy accents

Apr 18, 2015

girl time...

needed some cards to send just because i haven't sent them in a while.   just to let a couple of peeps know i was thinking of them.  again, sorry for the poor photo!

girl time
stamps:  unity
cardstock:  blushing bride, raspberry ripple, white
ink: blushing bride, raspberry ripple
other: corner rounder

Apr 14, 2015

pink forest...

catching up again with inspiration wednesday!  this was such a fun journal page to do.  it has a bunch of office tags layered on the background and it give it a ton of texture.  i love how the colors turned out, so bright and cheery.  the inclusion is a little grungier that i had hoped, but i still like the effect.  i used a color i never thought i would ever use, gold.  it doesn't show up as good in the picture, but it gives a really cool effect.  i didn't have the stencil, so once again, good old silhouette cameo to the rescue.  just typed up a bunch of thoughts and made my own!

supplies:  gesso, acrylic paint, archival ink, office tags,
light molding paste, tags
stamps:  unity- donna downey

Apr 4, 2015

beauty in the fight...

one of my dear friends had been given a courageous battle to fight.  she just started treatment a month or so ago against breast cancer.  i figured this was the best way to jump start my lack of card making lately and start flooding her mailbox with a little bit of something to hopefully put a smile on her face for a minute or two.  at least let her know that i'm thinking of her and she isn't alone in this battle.  i also asked my card making friends to help out.  and they have done an awesome job!

beauty in the fight
stamps:  unity
cardstock:  blushing bride, raspberry ripple, white
ink: raspberry ripple
other:  washi tape, corner rounder

i have to laugh at this picture.  i'm so out of practice from making cards and putting them on my blog that i forgot to take a decent picture!  took a quick snapshot before i mailed it!

Apr 1, 2015


another inspiration wednesday is in the books. i'm a few weeks behind, posting this one. better late than never right?  when i watched this video, i was like "what the what?!?"  and thought there was no way i could do it.  then i got into the nitty gritty and it was a lot easier than i thought!  this is by far the messiest one, yet.  the orange/yellow bird is actually a "skin" of molding paste.  such a cool thing to make!!  now i need to catch up!!

supplies:  gesso, acrylic paint, archival ink, masking tape, light molding paste, fabric, tags
stamps:  unity- donna downey

Mar 2, 2015

be yourself...

gee, that title sounds deep.  it isn't really.  just a stamp on this page so i thought i would make it the name!  this is week 4 of inspiration wednesday (orignal was on 2.18.15) but i'm a slow poke.  i've been way under the weather and it took a while to get these pages done and posted.  but better late than never!  at least it's before the next class, right?!?

like all the past weeks, i was watching the class and wondering what on earth i was going to do for this one.  then i just pretty much started going and didn't stress about it. i didn't have any stencils with words, so i made my own with the silhouette.  easy peasy.

be yourself
supplies:  gesso, acrylic paint, archival ink, masking tape, charcoal pencil,
light molding paste, dictionary page, tags
stamps:  unity-susan weckesser and donna downey

Feb 21, 2015

create pt 2.

week three of inspiration wednesday is in the books.  i love (ok, i really don't...but...) how each week i think it can't get any more beyond my comfort zone. wow! this week took the cake. it all felt so like nothing i have ever done before. and after each step i had to just hope it would turn out ok. i kept taking pictures along to way to remind me how after each layer what it looked like.  because i was convinced it was going to turn out awful!  i'm amazed at the final product.  i only wish i would have remembered i used the word "create" on the previous page.  oh well!  it is what it is!  i definitely created!!

supplies:  gesso, acrylic paint, india ink,
alphabet stencils, crafter's workshop tcw-200

Feb 1, 2015


this is week 2 in my inspiration journal.  i haven't done a ton with collage, so this was a big stretch of outside my comfort zone.  i also really don't love butterflies, but i wanted to use the tissue paper i had because it had cool printed images.  and i have to say i love how the butterfly looks on the page!  i also got to use one of the new totally tracy stamps!  there is a lot going on here, but i'm happy with the result.

supplies:  gesso, acrylic paint, distress ink, washi tape,
india inkbubble wrap, tim holtz tissue paper,
dictionary page, alphabet stickers
stamps:  totally tracy

inspiration journal...

i've been fascinated with the concept of mixed media for a couple of years now.  part of the reason i fell in love with it was watching inspiration wednesday by donna downey.  every wednesday she would post a video of her doing a page in her journal.  her process from start to finish.  (see more here) i've learned a lot and have been amazed at what she can create.  this year, she mixed it up a bit and now it's more a class where you make your own inspiration journal and do a page every other week.

i actually braved it and sewed my own journal.  turned out pretty ok, despite some crooked lines of sewing. but i think it gives it a little character!

this is my first page, which i incorporated my one little word of 2015.  i actually used my silhouette to make the stencil for the word "brave" and the little bird.

supplies:  gesso, acrylic paint, distress ink
stamps:  unity-donna downey, melody ross

Jan 27, 2015


look at that.  it's been 10 months since i've done anything on my blog.  but it definately has not been 10 months since i've gotten crafty.  a lot has changed since then.  sold a house, moved in with the parentals for the summer. bought a new house and moved in to probably what is as near to my dream house as is possible at this point in my life.  so i wasn't able to do much craftiness for a while last summer, but i've started up again after getting my new crafty space in a working condition (notice i didn't say "completed condition"!)

anywhoo...a new year brings a new one little word.  and here is my word for twenty*fifteen.  brave.  this is in my mixed media journal.

supplies:  gesso, acrylic paint, charcoal pencil,
bubble wrap, chipboard letters, distress ink

so happy new year, happy crafting and maybe i'll brush the dust off the old blog more often now!!