Friday, March 27, 2015

Little Girls Birthday Card

Today, I have a great card to give to a little girl on her birthday.  This set was featured in the Kit of the Month for February.
All supplies are from Fun Stampers Journey (
CS-0006 Buttercream Cardstock
CS-0094 River Stone Cardstock
CS-0099 Bubble Gum Cardstock
DI-0041 Journey Rectangles
DI-0052 Star-Dom
AC-0105 Bubble Gum Satin Ribbon
IP-0041 Black Licorice Ink Pad
AC-0013 Journey Sparkle Dust
AD-0003 Journey Glaze
Twinkle Toes (The stamp set is not available for purchase just yet)
Coloring tools of choice

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Boys Birthday Card

Today I want to share a little boy's birthday card.  I love this stamp.  It screams boy to me.  So it was fitting to make a birthday card for a little boy using this stamp.  The card sketch I used was from Mojo Monday #MOJO384
All supplies from Fun Stampers Journey ( except the pattern paper and the light blue cardstock.
AT-0095 Above Ground
SS-0057 Many Wishes
CS-0082 Denim Days Cardstock
CS-0006 Buttercream Cardstock
IP- 0012 Hazelnut Blend Ink Pad
AC-0005 Natural Journey Twine

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Masculine Birthday Card

Today's birthday card is for the man in your life.  To me a pair of cowboy boots is a "manly" man's choice of shoes.  I love me some cowboys also!
I distressed the strip of Oatmeal Cookie cardstock and Buttercream.  I inked the sides of the Buttercream with Hazelnut Blend.  I added Journey Glaze to the straps around the ankles of the boots and the strip of leather at the top!  Enjoy!
SS-0072 Simply Bootiful
SS-0008 Background Basics
SS-0057 Many Wishes
CS-0082 Denim Days Cardstock
CS-0023 Oatmeal Cookie Cardstock
CS-0006 Buttercream Cardstock
IP-0011 Oatmeal Cookie Ink Pad
IP-0012 Hazelnut Blend Ink Pad
AC-0005 Natural Journey Twine
AD-0002 Journey Glaze

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Woman's Birthday Card

March is my birthday month, so I have several birthday cards to show you.
This is a birthday card for that special woman.  The woman that is always in style!
All supplies are from Fun Stampers Journey (
SS-0014 Bombshell
CS-0039 Watermelon Fusion Cardstock
CS-0040 Whip Cream Cardstock
PP-0004 New Day Pattern Paper
IP-0041 Black Licorice Ink Pad
AC-0004 Black Journey Twine
AC-0112 Journey Sequins- Pink World
AC-0067 Clear Blooms Accents

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Easter ATC Swap

This month's ATC swap was Easter.  I knew I wanted to use this bunny from Fun Stampers Journey ( AT-0053 Easter Bunny).
I used Fun Stampers Cardstock in Whip Cream and Oatmeal Cookie.  The jellybean pattern paper is Doodlebug Designs (One of my favorite paper companies).  I stamped the bunny in Hazelnut Blend Ink (IP-0012) and then colored the bunny with Copic E57 to make it look like a chocolate bunny.  The ribbon, I picked up many years ago, so I don't know exactly where that came from.  The flower is a paper flower.  Enjoy!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Altered Clipboard

Today's project was a fun project.  I participated in a swap where we needed to take a clipboard and alter it.  My friend, Cheryl, is the name that I got.  She loves anything vintage, shabby chic and the like.  Here is what I made:
I bought a wooden clipboard at Staples as the base.  I then took one inch stripes of two types of paper and glued them to the front clipboard, staggering them.  I then wrapped the strip of papers to the back and covered the whole back of the clipboard with another piece of paper.  I learned this technique at a Scrapbook Expo, many years ago and loves it.  
I finished the clipboard by adding lots of flowers, a doily and butterflies.  The little pearl heart embellishments that I added to the corner, I don't even know where they came from, but I thought that they were perfect for this project.
Here is a close up of the bottom left hand corner.  Enjoy!

Monday, March 9, 2015

All about Girlfriends

This past weekend I participated in a Card Camp.  The theme was "All about Girlfriends".  I knew exactly what stamp set I wanted to use, Birthday Girls.  This stamp set was a part of our Kit of the Month for October.  It is now available for purchase through our website.
I thought that this girl was a great image to use on a card all about girlfriends.  The saying really sets the whole card off.  What do you think?  Do girls, just want to have fun?
All supplies from Fun Stampers Journey, except the jellybellies and flower.  You can purchase all FSJ product at
SS-0149 Birthday Girls
CS-0040 Whip Cream Cardstock
CS-0028 Pretty Amethyst Cardstock
PP-0004 New Day Pattern Paper
IP-0018 Pretty Amethyst Ink Pad
IP-0041 Black Licorice Ink Pad
I used colored pencils to color the image.  

Friday, March 6, 2015

March Tag using Julie Nutting Doll

This was a tag I made for me secret friend, to be displayed during the month of March.  I know it's not very "March", but I really loved this paper, the glittered butterflies and the color combinations.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

March Calendar

It's the beginning of a new month and you know what that means.  It is time for a new calendar!  Here is my March Calendar with a St. Patrick's theme.  Enjoy!
All supplies from Fun Stampers Journey ( except Copic Markers.
SS-0056 Lucky Kiss
CS-0020 Limeade Splash Cardstock
CS-0019 Lemongrass Cardstock
CS-0040 Whipcream Cardstock
IP-0019 Limeade Splash Ink Pad
IP-0022 Lemongrass Ink Pad
IP-0041 Black Licorice Ink Pad
DI-0039 Journey Circles
AC-0018 Gold Silk
AC-0005 Natural Journey Twine
AC-0013 Journey Sparkle Dust
AC-0002 Journey Glaze

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Julie Nutting Doll Bonus Challenge

As a bonus challenge at Mema's Crafts, we were asked to paper piece a Julie Nutting doll.  The only requirements were to paper piece the doll.  I have done this many times, which if you go back and see my past posts, and there will be future ones, I am pretty familiar with paper piecing.  I love to paper piece the dolls and wouldn't think to do them any other way.
Here is the doll "Betty" I was given to work with.  (I was excited to receive her because I didn't have her.)

I used her as the embellishment for a gift bag that I can use to give a gift for a friend.  I used my favorite paper line, My Mind's Eye- Lost and Found for her dress.  I used some Michael's paper for the background, lace, paper flowers, pearls and Natural Journey Twine to finish off the bag.
Here is a close up picture of just the doll.

If you like this project, please vote for me at www.  Enjoy!