Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Raven

This is my Raven card from Bazzill's "All Hallow's Eve" card swap.  The challenge was to create a card using their printed paper line, as well as their cardstock, which I did, along with Spellbinder's dies: S4-280 Halloween Fence Scene and Shapes (used the Raven), and S4-279 Graveyard Scene and Shapes (used the Tombstone), and S5-030 Fancy Tags Two. 
I also added a little ribbon and bling to finish it I do have to admit that the final finishing touch, the bling on the Raven's eye, was my husband's idea not mine.  But it did complete the card, so....thanks babe! :)

Saturday, March 17, 2012

30th Wedding Anniversary

My parents recently celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary, and this is the card that I made for them. 
Dies used were all from Spellbinders: LF-006 Wonderful Wings, part of the Donna Salazar collection---LOVE IT! Along with: S4-347 Labels 23 and S4-138 Petite Ovals Large.  The paper and pearl embellishments were just pieces I had left over from previous projects, but it all came together nicely I think!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Lifestyle Crafts---Letterpress Cards

These cards were made using a combination of Wedding sets: L-PP-009-WD & L-PP-010-WD, as well as Baby set: L-PP-006-BA and a few of the plates that come with the Letterpress starter kit.

Card bases are just black & white cardstock, I did use the Lifestyle Craft letterpress paper though, it's thicker and the images come out cripser. I used Beacon Zip Dry to glue everything---love that stuff!

You know me.....I have to use bling!! I used pearls in sliver, black, & white, various ribbon, button & sequins, and the biggest rhinestone I had in my stash for the ring!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


These cards were made using dies from the new France Collection from QuicKutz/Lifestyle Crafts QKDS-CC-09; as well as Poodle die GS-2-04 and Jolly die set (frame) HGS-08. You can find them all here at:

Friday, March 18, 2011


These are some random cards that I've made the past few days using QuicKutz (Lifestyle Crafts) dies. Enjoy!

REV-0105 Ballerina

REV-0180-S Umbrella
KS-0657 Raindrops

REV-0188-S Mushrooms

REV-0110-S Train
REV-0154-S Pennant

Friday, March 4, 2011

CMIT--St. Patrick's Day

I LOVE this card, because of the Celtic theme to it. The miniature Shamrock, Horseshoe and Pot of Gold are from QuicKutz (Lifestyle Crats), CC-Shape-05-Spring Shapes. They are cut out using Gold metal foil.

This card is more St. Patrick's day to me, the little leprechaun and his pot of gold. The dies for this card were just cut out on colored paper.

This is a wall hanger cut out from QuicKutz (Lifestyle Crafts) CC-Shape-6-023 Nest Tags die. I used a wood sheet to cut out the die, so it's more stable. This project is so simple it's a great project for a kid's craft. Once again I cut the dies out with the Gold metal foil.

If you love these dies go check out my link for the QuicKutz (Lifestyle Crafts) St. Patrick's Day dies at:

Sunday, February 27, 2011


This is My Mind's Eye new "Madison Avenue" cherish album. It's Pink and Brown---2 of my fav. colors!!

These products can be found on CEM's ebay store at:
*Crafty Secrets "Girlfriend" vintage scraps
*QuicKutz HGS-08 "Be Jolly" (square frame)
*Tim Holtz distress ink "antique linen"
*Prima Flowers "Falence Bradstreet"
*Queen & Co. pearls "chocolate delight"

Additional products that I used are:
*Clearsnap Smooch Spritz "log cabin" (on the frame)
*Kaiser Craft "crocheted doilie"
*Kaiser Craft rhinestone flourish "latte"

and brads and cake charm from my stash (no clue where they might be from) :)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Check out my card's links (listed below), to order your own QuickKutz/Lifestyle Crafts dies used here. The frame on the 3rd card (also the butterfly) is not in stock at the moment though. :(

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

These are some thank you cards that I made, before CHA actually. I've just been so busy that they had to wait until now to get added to the blog :p

CHA was awesome---the classes, all the people I got a chance to meet (not to mention all the Free goodies) :) It was an amazing experience.

I finally got a chance to meet Teresa, the owner of Creating Everlasting Memories (who I design for with "Creating Memories In Time,"), as well as other members of the design team. Everyone is so sweet and awesome, we have a great group!!!

I also got to meet Sherry Cheever and Starla Nelson, who I worked with on a previous design team. I'm so glad I finally got to meet you two! :)

Stacy Caron (Spellbinders owner) signed their Nestabilities book for me. It is awesome (and my sis is published in it).

Wow....I just met so many people. Literally, my favs from the scrapbooking aisle at Hobby Lobby-----I met those people!!! Wendy Senger (Tattered Angels), Marah Johnson (Creative Imaginations)-----and of course Tim Hotlz (Tim Holtz----duh!) :0 I actually got my picture with him, but it's on my phone.

Obviously there were more people than that, too many to name! It was an amazing time though at CHA, and all the stuff you walk away with----my suitcase barely made it under the weight limit, and my carry-on was more like a "drag-on." :)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Heading to CHA in Los Angeles in the morning!!!! :) Hopefully I will have lots to post and share with you when I get back.

My goal is to meet Tim Holtz! I was so bummed that his class was sold out in like 5 minutes, but if he does a make and take class, I am soooo there! :p

Monday, January 10, 2011


Wow, can you believe it's January already? Time sure does fly! Well, it's the second tuesday of the once again it's ATC Tuesday. I'm posting this a little early, because I have to work tomorrow, but be sure and check out all the other designers work on CMIT's blog:

So since Valentine's is coming up a month *gasp* I thought I would share a valentine ATC with you today. (These would be the perfect size to make your own valentines) hint hint


Pink mulberry paper
Brenda Walton "sweet talk postage stamp"
Prima 'e' pearls
Liquid glass CTMH
Zip Dry by Beacon Adhesives
(from my stash---lace, ribbon and flowered rhinestone)

Hope you like the ATC today and it will inspire you to make your own mini valentines. They really are quick and easy to make.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Sorry that I have been MIA for about the past month. I have had Bronchitis and I'm still not over the only thing I have to share at the moment is some Christmas cards that I made. Enjoy! :)

Monday, December 13, 2010


Well it's the 2nd Tuesday of the that means it's once again time for CMIT's ATC Tuesday!


MME Signature Christmas paper

QuicKutz photo corners

Tim Holtz's distress ink "antique linen"

Crafty Secrets vintage image Christmas

prima 'e' pearls

3D foam squares by 3L

flower, ribbon & lace from my stash

So....ATC's are 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" (think baseball card). Note: All edges are inked and set aside to dry. After you've cut your base, add the CS image. Next add lace and ribbon. The photo corner is added with the 3D foam squares. Now just add your finishing bling!

Quick and easy...and cute! :)

Be sure to check out our blog at: and play along with us by designing your own ATC card.

Sunday, December 5, 2010



Crafty Secrets "creative scraps"--Christmas

American Crafts "be jolly" paper

Quick Kutz "holly leaves & berries" (not sure the actual die name)

Prima E pearls

Tim Holtz "distress ink" Antique Linen

All these supplies can be found on CMIT e-bay store:

The rest of the goodies were from my stash: lace, ribbon, and 3D foam squares by 3L and solid red & green paper.

I LOVE this card!!! And was easy to make. The dies make all the difference. They can make a card look so beautiful and time consuming to make, when really it makes it a whole lot easier and fairly quick!