Sunday, July 1, 2012

Going to be some changes...

Hello everyone! Long long time no posting! I'm sorry to say I've had a lot of medical issues that have prevented me from making cards and scrapbooking like I love. However one new hobby I have taken on is knitting. I'd rather not post all the details of what happened right now but part of my long recovery process to my neurological problems involves knitting. So I will be posting some knitting things on here for a while until I am able to do cards and scrapbooking again! I'll post more on the recovery later!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #153!

I am so excited!! I thought the Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge had already ended..... But it didn't!  So I am so excited to be able to still enter... I made this card just as our family began to get sick!  So I never posted it... everyone is getting better except my little man... but he is being monitored and showing progress!  I know you don't want to hear about that... so on to the sketch!

Of course I used the Moka stamps!  I even took the Halloween one and colored her hair black to cover the witch hat!  I love these little girls and thought it would be great to use them all together!  Hope you enjoy! I had fun making it and its outside what I would normally do... but hey that's what makes these a CHALLENGE!! LOL  Wish me luck!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Another Birthday party!

So my daughter had another birthday party over the weekend!  So I decided to make a card using my Taylored Expressions pennant and flag dies.  Since I didn't have stamps to stamp out the birthday girl's name I wrote it out with my gel pens!  My daughter was so excited to give the card... it makes her happy to give a handmade card! That's my girl!

Supplies: Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients Kit June 2011, Bazzil card-stock, Stamps are from CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge set.


Saturday, February 18, 2012

Kids making valentines

This year my 3 year old made valentines for the first time ever!  I reluctantly gave them to the teacher really wanting to keep them all for myself and save forever! LOL  Then my middle daughter Anna decorated her valentine box with little monsters too.  This year the Taylored Expressions stamps were a BIG hit with the kids.  We all had fun making various crafts and cards with them.  The little monsters set was voted favorite of all with the dashunds coming in a close second!

Here are some pics showing what the kids made!
Zachary coloring his favorite monster for his valentines!

Here are three of the final projects he made!  Attached bags of fruit snacks and he was happy!
This is the valentine box Anna made... work in progress here.

Here are some of the images she colored to add to her box!

My oldest daughter Taylor also made valentines using the monsters but we didn't get any pictures of them!! :(

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Valentines Day!

I am under the weather right now but I would like to share with you the Valentines Day card I made for my oldest daughter Taylor.  She has beautiful red hair and I made Mokia to look similar!  She LOVED IT!!!
Stamps: Moka Cherie by Taylored Expressions, Hearts a Plenty Dies by Taylored Expressions, Bazzill Cardstock, choice buttercream card stock by Taylored Expressions, ribbon and designer paper from Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients Kits from January 2011.

Friday, February 3, 2012

One more valentine....

Sorry for the delay in posting... our house was hit pretty hard with cold and flu due to this crazy weather! Here in Michigan we have a saying... if you don't like the weather wait 5 minutes!  This winter has been crazy like that!  We have had little snow and when it does finally snow... within two days it looks like spring again and its pouring down rain.  This is NOT my idea of winter.  Needless to say my children and hubby have severe allergies and this has not been a fun time for them.  My husband came down with the flu and that was awful!  Thus far I have been able to stay healthy (knock on wood). 

Enough about that... lets talk crafts! =) When I make cards I often cut out a lot of different pieces and try out various designs before I choose what will be my final product.  I will often make a "dummie card" which is stamped various times and has holes in random places etc from where I tried various ideas and didn't like it.  Often times I end up with various components I really like but just don't' fit my specific card at that time... so this card is made up of pieces from my CPS 252 card I made.  I didn't like how the Moka girl looked on it but when I put these love elephants (from Taylored Expressions) and added the red hearts to the TE heart border die I liked it!  So this is one of this semi scrap/dummie cards! I have bags of dummie pieces that my girls just love to make things with...  someone appreciates my creative mishaps! LOL
Supplies: Paper: Bazzill cardstock, Taylored Expressions Key ingredient card kit January. 
Stamps: Animals in love - Elephants  Dies: Taylored Expressions Jumbo heart border die, nest abilities scalloped circles. Copic markers. doodle bug twine, buttons (no idea where they came from).

Monday, January 23, 2012

CPS Challenge 252 Sponsored by Taylored Expressions

Today I am sharing my creation for the CPS challenge #252 sponsored by Taylored Expressions!  You can enter your own creation by clicking on the words above!  I can't wait to see what everyone makes!
Since the challenged by TE I decided to use my new goodies I purchased from them....ok and also because I am addicted to them and can't quit using them!  I made several cards that all fit this challenge but this one is the one I decided to submit!  The rest will follow tomorrow.

For this challenge I used a variety of papers from my Taylored Expression January Key Ingredients Kit.  The card stock is Bazill, Patterned paper is Crate Paper - Paper Heart, I also used heart trinket pins, heart button candy dots.  For the stamps I used Moka Cherie (simply love them) and the Fly your flag 3 stamp set and coordinating die.  These dies are so much fun I got all 3 of them and this one looks great on the heart trinket pin!  I have also used toothpicks and bakers twine.  Since the papers were so busy I went light on the embellishments. If you have any questions please leave a comment or send me an email! 

This little card will go to my daughter Anna for Valentines day! She is a blond just like the little Moka here! Since she doesn't view my blog I can post it now! LOL  Sorry Taylor.... I'm not posting your card until after Valentines day! =) I know you check my blog on your iPhone!