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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Swap choices, help me decide?

A lot can be said for good lighting. I made all three of these cards on the same day but only took pics of one. Well I learned my lesson. Last week the sun was blazing! And today we have clouds, and I just cant get a good pic of these cards. And I dont have the time to fool with Adobe at the moment because I have to head out for a very busy day. So I apologize for the not so great pics. Thanks for peeking in today!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Friday Mashup # 3

Oops, I'm a little behind this week. Seems that way all the time these days. Once the weather warms up my days and nights seem to run together. I think all the sunlight allows me to stay super busy. Today's card is my take on this weeks Friday Mashup challange. I made some cards last week for an upcoming swap (I will show you those tomorrow) and I really loved how they came out so I thought I would try the same design just in B&W for this challange. I have always loved the joy fold card and this one is no different really except for the dimensions. For this challange it had to be square so the card is 4 1/4 x 4 1/4. Thanks for peeking in today!

Cardstock: whisper white, basic black
Ink: basic black, versa mark
Tools: white and black embossing powders, sponge, brad, dimensionals

Friday, April 22, 2011

Mini Magazine File

How stinking cute is this!? I love these mini magazine files. This little beauty will be sitting on my desk to hold outgoing swaps until they are completed :) A nice little addition to my decor theme at Studio B. What a great way to gift a set of cards! I wish I could take credit for the pattern, but I found it here at Jan's blog. Probably one of the easiest tutorials I have ever followed. Thanks for peeking in today!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Easel Card

Heres a little card I made on Saturday. I have been wanting to make one of these for ages, and just havent found the extra time with so many other ideas swirling around in my head. I am in love with this card style! Thanks for peeking in today!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


You might be wondering what brought all of this on? Over spring break my son was reading one of his favorite books and I discovered that he was using a lego brick as a place marker. Now I know the kid loves legos, but seriously? LOL So I realized there was a  need for mom to get crafty. My first attempt was a pretty one for me :), then the 2nd was a grave mistake, lol. And finally the one made for him. I dont think the camera picked up the skulls eyes very well, but I had to add those gems!! He loved it btw. Thanks for peeking in today!

My first attempt

2nd one (not loving this at all)

For my 12 yr old

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Every once in a while you gotta CASE!

I love, love love this idea that Dawn posted last week and I had to give it  a whirl. So glad I did. If you would like to CASE it too pop over to Dawn's for her wonderful video tutorial. Thanks for peeking in today!

Monday, April 18, 2011

HSS # 63

Easter Gifts Challenge 63-001

I thought would chime in on  this challange, just to change it up and try something new. It keeps the creativity flowing at least. I always want to make things for my boys for the holidays and I worry that they will think things I make are hokie. I try to man it down and not add too much bling, and I usually get compliments like: "wow you made this?" or "this is pretty cool!' (I will take those statements as compliments anyway :0) So I though a couple of small Easter baskets wouldn't be too over the top, after all they are still my babies and I want to do something special for them for every holiday. Thanks for peeking in today!

Ink: Early Expresso, Pacific Point
Card stock: Chocolate Chip, Verry Vanilla, Old Olive, So saffron,  Sweet Pea DSP
Tools: paper snips, oval punch, scallop trim border punch, big shot, scallop envelope die, beautiful wings embosslits folder
Embellisments: Brads, buttons, linen thread
Stamps: Chocolate Bunny, All Holidays


Friday Mashup # 2

I feel like it's been years since I posted! Only a week? I have a great excuse, I had company visiting from England and I was spending time with my family over the spring break holiday, but the kids are back in school so it's play time for me, woohoo! Actually I have been playing all along (teehee) just haven't taken the time to post, so get ready because here it comes :) Thanks for Peeking in today! Oh, dont forget to stop by mashup to play along this week!


Ink: Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze
Card stock: Matina Mist, Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, Whisper White
Tools:  Dots Embossing folder, scallop punch, brayer, circle punches, scallop edge punch
Embellisments: crumb cake brads, very vanilla taffeta ribbon
Stamps: Apple Blossom

Friday, April 8, 2011

April Swaps

This months theme is Mothers Day, here are the cards I will be mailing out to the UK for my swap group. I think they turned out super cute and the best part is they were simple and quick to put together. Thanks for peeking in today!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Bunny Gable Box

When I saw this little cutie, I had to make him for my friemds little boy who is 7. They will be here in 3 days and I cant wait to see the look on his face when he sees this little furry friend! He looks over his moms shoulder and checks out my blog from time to time and he was real impressed with the penguin I made a week ago, so Im  hoping he will be thrilled with this. I got the idea here but I had to made some adjustments because I didnt have the exact punches, but I think I made it work, dont you? Thanks for peeking in today!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Paper frame

I wanted to try out one of these cute little paper frame cards, really I was looking for an excuse to use my crochet trim. I love the way this came out. Thanks for peeking in today!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Never Ending Card

Uhm, yeah the title couldn't be more true. LOL! I have never spent so much time on one card! I will admitt I do like the way it turned out, how eye catching it is, and how it isnt your run of the mill card. For the never ending card you definitely need to have just the right dsp so that you can pre plan your card sections ( will know for next time). Hope you enjoy! Thanks for peeking in today!

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Monday, April 4, 2011

Vintage Elements of syle?

Sadly their is no Mashup challenge this week, so I'm off to explore more new items I recieved. I wanted to try out the tulip embossing folder and the card below is what I came up with. It's my first attempt at making a vintage looking card. I think it turned out pretty good. Thanks for peeking in today!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Tag Wallet

Here is another little cutie that I have been working on. So cute! What I like best about this project is how versatile it is. You can "man" it up and add little tags or pics to the pockets......Just use your imagination :) Thanks for peeking in today!

Back (flipped over)

Completely Open

Close up of Tag pockets


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