Baby, Cardmaking, Cards, Custom

Baby Baptism





Long time no chat!  Well I have some many things to share I just haven’t posted them.  Ack! I have going through some health issues with my eyes and some custom work for my shop I haven’t had time.  Alas I am back! with goodies to share.  I had a request a while back  mostly  baby baptism card for a sweet little one named AVA.

I used this cute monkey baby girl paper, with stickers and dies cuts to make this project all girl.



The little shoe dies are just so cute to me.  I used them as often as I can.  I created all my layer pieces and used the stripping like a chair rail.  I placed the sticker embellishments on top and behind the “rail”.  I love to personalize by adding a name it just makes it all the more special.





In the inside a simple message: Blessings on Baby’s Baptism


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Cardmaking, Cards, Custom

Celebrate Your 1st Apartment




I know it seems like I have been away for ever!  I have been here!  However I have not forgotten you.  I will have tons to show u….promise.  I want to share a custom request I received and I really enjoyed it.  I was asked to make a 1st apartment card.  Perfect….it was a first for me!

1-IMG_6758The recipient was a male so not frilly fru fru. I needed a color scheme  and I had used my  “house cardstock Here on this layout.  What’s a girl to do…….Black and White!  TIP: That’s it, it can be masculine and feminine depending on your accent color(s).  Here I used CHERRY COBBLER for a crimson accent and added some Kelly/lime green.   I hexagon cardstock was my base layer and I added strips of crimson and green polka dots to bring the base of the card together.  I ran some gray cardstock through the BRICK EMBOSSING FOLDER and used WHITE INK SPRAY to distress.  I used an old stamp set, and fussy cut out the house.  My Base layer was complete.  The next to elements made me Giddy!


I don’t ofter get to use my WINDOWBOX DIE so I whipped it out.  This time I wanted  a Real Window …with reflection.  I cut out the window frame 3 times and insert a clear piece of cardstock in between.  Perfect.   I made a valance and was tickled pink!


The die came in handy for this layout…..sswweeeeeet!  Its a for sale sign so I used my dyno label and a sticker and I was good to go.


Normally I show this inside of this card however it was a personal photo and the actual apartment building.  Due to the privacy of my customer I will not reveal it…Trust me it was Cute!  See you soon!




Cards, Valentines Day

Love Note


Its  a beautiful day here in Chicago.  The sun is shining, still chilly but its a pretty day.  I am watching my husband make whole wheat pizza dough for me so I can make a homemade pizza!  His willingness to make the dough just reminded of a little something sweet I made for him…A Love Note.


Since he works third shift our schedules are opposite and I wanted to just let him know how much I love him.  So I made this for him.  What was funny is he had some beautiful flowers in a vase waiting for me when I got home.


The inside was a 3 x 4 Card but the note was actually in the front pocket written on the tag.


You can see the note peeking out of the top.  The card was faster than the journaling.  I used a pocket from the Simple Stores  Love Memories Pockets.  On the base to make  dimensional background I  punched out hearts, and used a little mists in the top left corner.  I used Black seeing I didn’t want it to be too girly.  I stamped on the work love notes from  two different stamps.  TIP: Cut your stamps…I only needed the work NOTE but the stamp set said Just A NOTE so I cut off..Just A. I added freckled fawn washi tape(sold out) and Love paperclip  and wood envelope(from a previous scraptastic kit club kit)


TIP:  As a papercrafter and all around crafter don’t forget to make your loved one gifts.





50th Wedding Anniversary


I have another card to share with you!  A very special 50th anniversary card in which the requestor asked for the color gold, her parents name, the dates.  I think it turned out simply elegant, the photos do not do it justice.


The gold circles were die cut from the Printed Gold Vellum from Maggie Holmes Flea Collection.


The Sentiment is from the everyday photo finishers stamp set from Papertrey Ink.


The flowers were made using the spellbinders, Spiral Blossom and Itty Bitty Blossom dies.


The flourish and doily dies are from My Favorite Things



The Inside of the card. I used the Man and Wife die here.

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Cards, Engagement

Congratulations On Your Engagement


I hope that you are doing well and that you have been crafting much!!  I most definitely have!  Has this happened to you?  You see a product and you say.. would NEVER use that!!  In you absolute never voice.  You know the other voice that says never say never!  You guessed it that is what happened to me with the “Potty People”.  LOL.  Even the name makes me laugh.  The moment I say the wood family veneers I hold my husband, Look those are the restroom people!!!  Gasp who would use that?  Insert me:).


Are they not the cutest Potty People LOL!  I cut them out using a free SVG file courtesy of


I use corrugated cardstock from M’s on the fella to add texture.  Love the denim jeans,lol.  TIP: add texture. You don’t always have to use an electronic die cutting machine I cute these out by hand.


I did a few simply layers inside and my card was complete!  The Potty People saved the day!

Cardmaking, Christmas

Merry Christmas


I hope your Christmas season is going well! Here is another Card in this Christmas Card Series.


Embellish, Embellish and oh did I say Embellish!

I have a ton of Brads and for some reason I just don’t use them.  I think its because I don’t like the bulk so now I just cut off the back pieces and use my hot glue gun!

Christmas Card 1

Here is the inside a great use of dimensional stickers

The Gift Box!

The Gift Box!




Cardmaking, Christmas

Joyous Noel


Here is another quick post…Joyous Noel. The elements are from the Home for the Holidays Add-On  Kit.   love the add on there are so many embellishments!

The embossing and texture on here makes my heart sing!

The embossing and texture on here makes my heart sing!

If  you enjoy embossing you MUST own the Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder.  It makes a perfectly clean image every time.

love the embellies n this one

love the embellies in this one

And here is the box that I created too!

Joyous Noel BoxToodles!