Sunday, February 28, 2010

Coffee Cozy

Here is a coffee cozy I made to keep my morning beverage warm, I love that it keeps my hand from getting to hot and it is keeping me from having to use sleeves at the coffee shop.

Julia wanted me to share this little birdy she made this week.

Here is my prize from Hope Stamps Eternal drawing last week! Rachel has super fast shipping, I sent her my address on late Monday and had it in my hand Friday! I can't wait to create with it.
I had to include the cute card she made! My girls love the letters and want to use felt letters on a project soon!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Spring Card

Irritated with my card reader on my desktop, it won't read the new memory card so hopefully this will read on my laptop. Wohoo it worked!!

What you can't see in this card is the amount of sparkle there is!!

I used my new glitter atyou spicas to color Maisy and to highlight the flowers

I used afs paper,

words cricut - gypsy cartridge

ketto - maisy stamp

atyou spica
this flower is about 4 inches across made with sheer organza. I can't wait to go get some green tommarrow to make a leaf!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Embroidery :)

Had a customer order a comfy cozy blankie with embroidery, I think it is so cute!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Birthday Card

This is a birthday card for my bestest friend, I know she will see this before I give it to her, but tough. It is green to match the Elf Sweat Soap that I gave her today.

I used paper from my stash
the cricut
ketto agnes
cuttlebug flower and birthday die
ribbon from pinkhedgehog
and one raindrop
I entered this card in the cupcake challenge at Hope Stamps Eternal. Funny how you see one thing and think one thing and when it comes together it isn't what you thought. lol

Cupcake Challenge
and in a few other challenges,
Penny's Challenge
PaperPlay Birthday
Cupcake Crafts

Monday, February 15, 2010

Valentines Day / Chinese New Year

My love got me a giant fortune cookie covered in chocolate with a special fortune inside. :) How sweet!

My dear husband and I made Chinese Gau for the New Year. It still needs to cool then we will try it. We had it as favors for our reception in Hawaii.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Smilebox / Family Reunion 2009

Had to try out this new software, super quick and easy to use. Had these images on my desktop and made the album in about 1o mins once I selected my album.

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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Hope Stamps Eternal Cupcake Challenge

Furever friends

I altered the die cut that said forever friends :)

paper: k and co kazoo
sentiment: cuttlebug
popdots, stickles, fiskars border punch, ribbon from craft warehouse

Friday, February 12, 2010

Sketchy Thursdays Challenge

I used the image from for this card.

ribbon: made a lattice with ribbon from pink hedgehog papercrafts, m's

embellishments: kaiser rhinestone flowers pink, flower brads from provocraft, I colored them the right colors, scrabble like pieces from my stash, stitched out the border around the words with my sewing machine

digi image from

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Embossing with the Slice

It turned out cuter than I expected it to. I was at M's and found a roll of red craft metal, and thought it might be neat to try ( it was on clearance as well)

this is the up side and the nthe same sheet in reverse, this is a heavy foil, I tried it on kitchen tinfoil and it tore it up, granted there are 3 sizes of embossing nibs, and I was using the medium sized one. Need to ask my husband if he has a heavier grade foil at work he can bring me to try out :)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Yudu / my birthday present early

So this giant box has been sitting in my dining room since my dear husband got it for me at the day after Thankgiving sale. Mind you it was my BIRTHDAY present ( since he had given me my Christmas present earlier in late October) so I was supposed to wait until March to open it! Dear husband told me tonight he NEVER said I had to wait and he was wondering why I hadn't opened it yet!! lol

Julia with the box

TA DA!!! here it is!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Card from David's Birthday

I took back his card and took a few pictures of it. It was a fold out album from Cosmo Cricket.

All the supplies were Cosmo Cricket and some of the ribbon was from PinkHedgeHog papercrafts

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Valentine's Day Card

I really like how this card turned out, I love the polka dot ribbon.

supplies used were cosmo cricket and heart shapped nestabilities

I found the cutest shopping image over at
To be entered in her drawing simply mention her blog and drawing n your blog! Super easy!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Card for our 300th day of Marriage

Dear husband reminded me today that we were going to see a movie on Friday because we have been married for 300 days. Little did he know I had already made the card :)

everything in this card is cosmo cricket

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Hope Stamps Eternal Cupcake Challenge

I wanted this card to look busy, I kept making parts and rejecting them :)
  • Paper: cosmo cricut
  • cuttlebug conversation heart embossing folder
  • ribbon: pink hedgehog papercrafts
  • popdots
  • glitter joanns pink pixie
  • heart nestabilities

Disneyland Autograph Books

The girls and I set out last year before our Disneyland trip to come up with a book that we could use to get signatures that was easily expandable, but not too heavy to carry. We ended up getting simple journals from M's

I told the girls I would cut out anything they wanted with the cricut but they had to assemble and decorate how they wanted it to be. One of the challenges is you don't know the direction of the picture you might end up with so it is hard to pre-do too much of the pages, we ended up using sticky notes to make flags and once we had a characters picture and signature, we removed the tab from the outside of the book and stuck it inside with the signature, so we could come back and decorate.

Here is Lilia's Mickey Mouse page we finished up tonight.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Cat Card with Lilia

This evening Lilia and I set out to color some digi images, this one came from WinkWink

The first card is Lilia's she very carefully colore the raised hearts the heart cuttlebug folder made in a pattern.

The second one is my card. :)

Monday, February 1, 2010

Ketto Stamps

*note the little paws and tail in my picture *

I have been waiting sooo patiently for these to come! This morning before I left for work the UPS man came with them wohoo! Very exciting now If I knew where my DD put them after I showed them to her in the car this afternoon lol I might be a tad more excited! Anyway we both can hardly wait to use them. Tempted to wake her up now!

EDIT found them, she put them on my stamping desk, who would have ever thought to look there. Speaking of where things are supposed to be, I turned around to take a photo and look what was in my photo cube

Been a while...

I have been neglectful of my blog.  Major events since I last blogged, my brother got married, then my grandma got married. Went to Hawaii ...