Handmade Bookmark & My Favorite Author


So I wanted to share a bookmark that I made recently.  I started out with a base of Kraft cardstock and then a layer of Basic Gray. On a piece of Very Vanilla, I stamped the Dictionary stamp (fitting for a bookmark, right?) and then the flower from the set Regarding Dahlia. I sponged the edges with Crumb Cake ink to distress it a bit. I added a ribbon tied with some linen thread.



Well it was an exciting week last week. The highlight of my week was going to a book signing for my new favorite author, Colleen Hoover. My friend and I went together and we had a lot of fun! We got to meet Abbi Glines, Colleen Hoover and Jamie McGuire (left to right). I am on the left and my amazing friend Michelle is on the right.


So I have read books by all these authors and they are amazing and so talented. They usually write new adult/college and some young adult. My favorite though is Colleen Hoover! My favorite series by her is Hopeless followed up by the book Maybe Someday and Ugly Love. I even got my copy of Ugly Love signed and we got a free tote bag!

Tour bag

It was a great experience and we couldn’t stop laughing. I am so glad we went! If you are looking for something to read, be sure to check out these authors!


Sewing on a Card!

Hello and happy Saturday!

I have always wanted a sewing machine because I just love the look of sewing on a card. So last Christmas, I asked my husband for a sewing machine and he got me one! I played with it a bit, but got a bit discouraged. And for some reason last night I got the urge to get it back out and give it another try. While I am not saying the sewing on this card is great, it is actually quite crooked, (but maybe that is the look I was going for =) ), I did really enjoy sewing on a card and I loved the added texture it gives! I have to give a shout out to my cousin she is so talented in sewing and kept pushing me to keep trying. I used my favorite stamps, Dictionary and Regarding Dahlia and created a bit of a vintage-y card. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sewing on a card


Hello and happy Saturday!

I do not have too much planned for this weekend so I am thinking about creating a few projects in my stampin’ room and maybe reading a book. I created this card for my last stampin’ night and it is fairly simple. I like creating a couple cards that vary in difficulty. I used the naturals paper and stamped the Dictionary background stamp on the back in crumb cake. Next, I added a layer of the new fabulous In Color Blackberry Bliss. The flower from the set Regarding Dahlia is stamped in Crushed Curry and the sentiment in Blackberry Bliss. Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to stop back by tomorrow for the Creation Station blog hop!



Project Life Everyday Adventures Card Collection

Hi There!

Hope you are having a good week so far! We are almost to the weekend! So when Stampin’ Up! introduced Project Life, I had no idea what it was…none what so ever! After a bit of research, I found out that it is a extremely popular form of scrapbooking. Rather than having to create a whole scrapbook page with a lot of elements, Project Life focuses on pages that you can just slip a card into with a bit of journaling or even stamping and then add a couple photos to it. I was really intrigued by this method of scrapbooking since it was clean and simple and most of all easy. Problem is, I don’t really have anything I wanted to scrapbook. I mean of course I could scrapbook my adorable dog, but then people might thing I am even more obsessed with her than I already am =) But I did not want to shy away from Project Life just because I didn’t want to scrapbook…so what is the next best option? Make cards!!! I ordered the Everyday Adventures Card Collection. The card kit contains 100 cards in 3 different sizes and the cards are double sided! The card collection is just $15.95. And it comes in this cute little box.

Project life

And here is a picture of a couple of my favorite patters. It is super easy to take a card, put it on a card base and add a simple accent and you can have several cards make in a matter of minutes!

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So this is the card that I made for my brother using one of the Project Life cards. I chose the notebook looking paper card since  he is very studious 😉 I kept the color scheme masculine with a Crumb Cake background and Basic Gray accents. He loves clean and simple. I used the stamp from the set Perfect Pennants and altered the word bubble framelit by running it through my Big Shot twice to make it longer.

Everyday adventures card

We also took a camping trip to Spring Mill State Park in Indiana a couple weekends ago. It was a great park. You can check out a full review on my other blog HERE.

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Stampin’ Up! Vintage Mosaic


Well it has been a little while since I last posted. Work has been a bit crazy with tax season and when I get home, I just can’t seem to get in the crafty mood. But tonight I was determined to make a card, so I stayed in my comfort zone with a clean and simple card with Crumb Cake cardstock. I used one of my favorite stamp sets Mosaic Madness a created a bit of a background. Next, I cut out the shape with the Labels Framelits and sponged the edges with Crumb Cake ink. The sentiment is from a previous My Paper Pumpkin kit and is stamped in Bermuda Bay. I have been choosing Coastal Cabana a lot lately over Bermuda Bay, so I dusted that color off and gave it some love. A summer starfruit banner stamped with the Dictionary background stamp is tucked behind the main image. A small bow of Linen Thread adds an accent to the top while a small Pearl balances it out. Side note: This is my first time every using a Pearl on a card (I just recently ordered them) and I love them! I can’t believe I went so long with out using these! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Vintage mosaic

Stampin’ Up! No Designer Series Paper for 4CC!


I just love being on the design team for the 4 Crafty Chicks. This weeks challenge was no designer series paper which should not be too hard. I started out with a base of Crumb Cake and stamped my favorite background stamp, Dictionary, in Crumb Cake ink. Next, I added a layer of Coastal Cabana and a layer of Very Vanilla. I stamped the flower from the set Raining Flowers and the sentiment from the set Four You. I cute vintage button with some Baker’s Twine finished off the card! Thanks so much and be sure to play with 4CC this week!



Stampin’ Up! Happy St. Patrick’s Day


I fell in love with the color challenge at Color Q which was perfect because I needed a St. Patrick’s Day card ASAP. I thought the newsprint choice was a great addition to the colors. I used a base of Crumb Cake and stamped the Dictionary stamp on a Whisper White flag. I also sponged a bit of Crumb Cake ink onto the flag so it did not look so stark. Next, I pulled out my one and only St. Patrick’s Day stamp that I got a while back. I inked it up with my markers and punched it out with a large circle punch. I added a couple accessories to make this card a bit more fun including a retired In-Color brad, a black Candy Dot and some Linen Thread. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day!



Stampin’ Up! All of my favorite things


My friend has a birthday coming up and I wanted to create an extra special card. I started with a base of Coastal Cabana and stamped the Dictionary background stamp on it. I added a Tea Lace Doily to anchor the flower and sentiment. I created a Summer Starfruit flower by punching out some scallop punches and crumpling them up a bit. A small metal button finishes off the center of the flower. I used the stamp set Sweet Essentials for the sentiment and added a bit of ruffled ribbon underneath the banner. After making this card, I realized that I used a lot of my favorite things on this card =). This card it also for the Anything goes challenge at Seize the Birthday! Thanks for stopping by!

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Stampin’ Up! Simple Congratulations


I love clean and simple sketch challenges so I loved the one at Fab Friday this week. My cousin just bought a house so I thought I would send her a congratulations card. I started out with a base of Pool Party and stamped the Dictionary background stamp to give it just a hint of texture. Next, I pulled out the Regarding Dahlia flower stamp and stamped it in Calypso Coral and added a flag with the congratulations from the set Sweet Essentials. I backed all of that on a piece of retired Lucky Limeaid cardstock. Half of a tea lace doily peeks out the bottom with some Calypso Coral Baker’s Twine.

Dahlia congrats

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Stampin’ Up! Dahlia Tag

Hello and happy Saturday!

Today I made a quick card for the challenge 4 Crafty Chicks “Anything Goes”. I started out with a base of Baked Brown Sugar and then added another layer of the same color stamped with the awesome Dictionary stamp set. Next, I created a tag from Very Vanilla cardstock and stamped the flower from the set Regarding Dahlia in Wisteria Wonder (a very neglected color in my stash). Next I added a couple banners and stamped the sentiment from the set Four You. To finish off the card, I tied the tag with some natural ribbon. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

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