Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Knock Knock

Wow, last E.A.D Designs post for 2009, CRAZY! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and is ready to ring in the new year.

I made this adorable door hanger for my little girls, Aurora and Alice. My mom is always buying me Disney scrapbooking stickers for both the girls, which is a good thing, because if I didn't have more than one I would probably hoard them. I had both their names printed into E.A.D. designs "Custom Name Vinyl Rub-ons" and used them to make the background for the hanging. I love all the different fonts that the names come in. It's so fun to mix and match them.

Here is a closer look at the rub-ons
After hanging it on their door, I think I may add a picture of both of them on the back, to make it that much cuter!

Have you checked out the E.A.D Designs website lately? It had a super cute makeover!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Happy to be....

Here is a card I made using the Torendi "Modern Red" Kit, some Shinzi Katoh Mushroom Fabric and OBP stamps. I'm happy to be "Gnome" with my family for Christmas! Happy Holidays everyone!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


Here is a fun card I made for the Paper Crafts Magazine call. I used the cute new Torendi "A Kawaii Day" rub ons with some Sassafras Lass paper and Making Memories Letters.

Friday, December 18, 2009

New Sale Items At Torendi

Will fit perfectly into any stampers stocking! Now only $25 HERE

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

E.A.D Blog Hop?!?!

Yep, it's true. E.A.D Designs Blog Hops are back! From now on our blog hops will be on the 15th of every month and they will have a common theme! This months theme is traditions. I decided to scrapbook my family's yearly tradition of finding our Christmas Tree the weekend after Thanksgiving.

I feel so lucky to have such a sweet family!

I cut the "s" of holidays to use this rub-on in my title.

The border around my photo on the last page was inspired by the snow around this tree.

I love the way the rub-ons look so good on photos too!

Rub-ons used:

Now on to the rest of the team! Don't forget to leave a comment on ALL the blogs, for your chance to win a $10 E.A.D Designs Gift Certificate!! :D

Raechelle (Not participating this month but bookmark her blog anyway!)

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Holiday Tags

In an earlier E.A.D Designs post, I mentioned having a tag party with my friends, well this is what I came up with (most of these I actually did after everyone already left thought...too much food and talking at the party).

Hope everyone is getting in the holiday mood! :D

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Getting crafty!

This first card is for the challenge over on Sketchy Thursdays, but hurry it ends TONIGHT! I used my E.A.D Designs Christmas Friends and Christmas Sentiments 2 Rub-ons (BOTH 50% OFF!!) They make things so easy, I love it! The twine I picked up at Ikea and the jingle bells were after Christmas sales from last year! :)

I have also been making these little guys! Be on the look out for them in the Torendi Store SOON! *edited - out for publication - can still be purchased at Torendi*

Playing along with the Pink Ninjas

The Pink Ninjas are being sponsored by Torendi this week so of course the prompt is KAWAII!
I played along using the new "I Heart Kawaii" Rub-ons and you can WIN some by playing along too!

I also used the Bam Pop! Volume 3 paper pack from Torendi for this card.

Now go make something KAWAII! :D

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Torendi's December Kit

Hop on over to the Torendi Blog to learn more!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

Hi Everyone! I made this project using a sock insert that came in some of my daughters socks. You can see it still has a nice little tag to hang it with. When I saw the insert, I knew that it would be come a cute Christmas decoration. The adorable snow bird is from the E.A.D Designs Christmas Friends Rub ons and the sentiment is from Christmas Sentiments 2. The holiday rub-ons make it so quick and easy to create something festive! Emily from E.A.D Designs even has them ON SALE for you today! Start getting creative....it's not too late!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

So I'm convinced you can now find anything on google! lol I searched Alice in Wonderland Thanksgiving, and sure enough, here it is! :D

Enjoy your day with family, friends and fabulous food and don't forget to SHOP the sales tomorrow! :)

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Cutest Monster EVER!

I might be a little bit bias but I think this little guy is too cute for words! I made this card for two challenges this week. I took the heart and color scheme from this weeks Etsy Inspired Challenge store (sponsored by Torendi this week!) and the sketch is from week #15 over at Get Sketchy.

One thing I love about the E.A.D vinyl is that you can paper piece with it, which happens to be the bonus Challenge at Get Sketchy this week! The vinyl is so durable, it just works perfectly!

Ink: CTMH watermelon and black
Other: thickers from POP, glue, 3D dots, cardstock

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Lots of E.A.D News!

Next month I will be having a small crafting night at my home to make some holiday tags, so I thought I better get some ideas out of my head and onto paper. These tags were SO fast and simple to make with some E.A.D Designs Rub-ons. I cut the tags on my cricut, black ink, stamps, ribbon and rub-ons. That's it! The white rub ons are from Christmas Sentiments 2 and the mint are snowflakes!

Dont' forget that E.A.D Designs is also have a contest for a new tag line! Winner gets a $50 gift certificate! PLAY ALONG HERE!

Ok, and lastly but so excitedly, I'm happy to tell you about the new Torendi EXCLUSIVE E.A.D Designs Rub-ons! Below is just one of the 4 rub-ons available for purchase in the store. Please go on over to the Torendi blog to see them all!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

$50 gift certificate!

E.A.D Designs is redoing their logo and need your help! Go on over to the E.A.D Designs blog and help them pick a new tag line! If your tag line is picked, you win a $50 gift certificate to their store! SWEET!! Good luck!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Some Odd Bird Planet Fun!

I made this cute little card for the Paper Crafts garage call (ie the scooter). I think the sentiment goes perfectly with those OBP owls. Congrats to everyone who got some "happy mail" yesterday! :D

Stamps: OBP scooter and owl. Cosmo Cricket and Unity Sentiments
Paper : Sassafras Lass
Other: Zip Dry, 3D dots, making memories sticker, felt, glitter glue

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Sketchy Thursday!

This week Sketchy Thursdays is sponsored by TORENDI! The Torendi DT was luckily enough to get to see the fun new sketch early and create along with the Sketchy Thursdays DT! We hope you can play along too for a fun torendi prize! Please go to the Sketchy Thursdays blog to see the sketch and details. Here is my take on it using photos of Alice's first Christmas.

Using the new sketch and some E.A.D Designs Rub ons this layout was SUPER FAST to create! I used Christmas Sentiments 2 (ON SALE NOW) in white for my title and accents. I also snuck in an E.A.D. bracket rub on as well. All the paper is GCD Sudios Party It UP!

Stay tuned to the Torendi blog for info on some Torendi EXCLUSIVE E.A.D Designs Rub-ons! (let me just tell you they are they are soooo Kawaii) And don't forget that the Torendi Sale is still going on until the 16th! :D

My wisdom tooth removal went well and I am just a bit sore. I'm hoping that the swelling will stay away, but we shall see. Thank you for all the kind words here and on facebook. :)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

My Homemade Felt Embellishments!

Kelly Marie over at Lawn Fawn Cards shared a cute card with a little felt bird on it today, so I decided to share my little felties as well. Mind you, sometimes I think I craft just to amuse myself, but nothing wrong with that right?? ;)

*edited - out for publication - can still be purchased at Torendi*

HEHEHE, aren't they cute?? Did I lose some of you, or are you still with me? I'm sure most people know the basics of pacman. :D I hope you think it's as fun as I do :)

Cardstock: DCWV
Other: Zip Dry, 3D dots, white gel pen, felt, and embroidery thread

In other news, don't forget about the SALE going on at Torendi until November 16th!

Also, I might be M.I.A. for a while, having those pesky wisdom teeth pulled tomorrow :(

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Love these Cloudies!

I felt like I hadn't posted in a while and that made me sad, so I made this card to brighten my day. I just love these Bam Pop! Cloudies stamps! I made this card for the Etsy Inspired Challenge. This weeks shop has some adorable brightly colored plushies, you should check it out here! I let the colors of the "toys" inspire my card. I also will be submitting it to the Paper Crafts Magazine "Hey there Sunshine" call, fingers crossed! See all their current calls on this blog post. Oh and yes, you can move the arrow on the little spinner card! :)

Paper and Stickers: Sassafras Lass
Other: Zip Dry, 3D foam, white gel pen, black brad

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Hi everyone! Torendi announced it's new DT today so hop on over to the blog and welcome them to the team! Torendi is letting everyone in on the excitement with a SALE in the store!

30% off all imported stamps like these
and these!

And 15% off all other imported items like this
and this!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Exciting News!

Emily of E.A.D Designs is announcing her new Design Team today and I am honored to be a part of the new team!!! It will be lots of fun to continue working with Emily (she is the sweetest) and her new team. I can't wait to see all of the fun new projects! Make sure you add these talented ladies to your blog roll to see all the fantastic projects too!

Raechelle Bellus

Lynnette Davis

Valerie Greer

Here is the "Title Page" of a mini book I am working on. I used the "Fun in the Snow" and "Snowflake" E.A.D rub-ons in MINT! I love love love the mint colored rub-ons!

Paper and Stickers: GCD Studios Party it up!
Ink: CTMH Pink Carnation and white
Other: Zip Dry, white gel pen, kraft cardstock, gems

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Snap, Crackle, POP!

It's the new torendi kit, "POP"!

Head over to the blog or store to get a better look. I will be back later with a project!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

We All Have Them!

I made this card for the current challenge over on the caardvarks blog, to make a "tall" card. I saw this scene on a piece of Bam Pop paper sitting next to me and thought it would be fun to use. I added some glitter glue to the exclamation points to make them pop a little bit better and of course drew the "angry" doodles on the side. The cute little OBP hedgehog is concerned for his friend and the inside of the card reads "I'm here for you".

Paper: Bam Pop! from "A Taste of Torendi"
Die Cut: Bam Pop!
Stamp: OBP hedgehog
Ink: CTMH Chocolate
Other: Zip Dry, 3D foam, black sharpie pen, and glitter glue

It's not to late to enter to win a $25 E.A.D gift certificate, just scroll down to the post below this one to find out how!

HAPPY DANCE! I got a light-box set up in the mail yesterday and I can't wait to try it out on my next project!!

E.A.D Treats!

It's officially the last E.A.D designs blog hop and Emily has yummy treats to share today! She is giving away another $25 gift certificate to the E.A.D Designs Store (keep reading to find out how to enter) as well as offering 35% off all store purchases (TODAY ONLY) with coupon code WITCHES BREW.

Today I have a layout and a card to share.

I love E.A.D Vinyl cause you can apply it to anything, like this little leaf!

I used "trick or treat with spider" for my layout of last years Halloween photos because I just loved the font! (p.s. the spider is on the back of the little bucked I showed you last week)
I used the butter colored "retro thank you" rub-ons that come in this month's torendi kit "Joy" for this fall card. I think it goes so well with so many Cosmo Cricket Papers.

Now about that gift certificate. Be sure to leave a comment here and on all the blogs in our hop that are listed below. Emily will pick a winner and announce it on the E.A.D Designs Blog Friday!
Good Luck!

Monday, October 26, 2009

"...the more you laugh, the more you fill with glee..."

It's product focus day over on the torendi blog and this weeks product is linen tape. I used the linen tape that comes in this months "Joy" kit. Instead of making a bow, flower, or stripe with linen tape, I cut it up and highlighted the fun images that are printed on it.

Paper, rub-ons and Line Tape: Torendi "Joy" Kit
Sentiment: Making Memories Die Cuts

Don't forget that this month only, you get an E.A.D designs gift certificate when you purchase the "Joy" kit!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Not your Regular Ruffles Challenge!

Here is my next second entry for the moxie fab world challenge!

Ok Cath, so I think this one is a little out of the box and maybe not what you had in mind, but I couldn't resist! :D I saw the corrugated cardboard sitting next to me and thought that it would make perfect "ruffles".

Painted and sprinkled with pepper and nutmeg!

I couldn't resist adding the small Alice in Wonderland Sticker either!

What do you think? I think they look good enough to eat? ;)

Stamp: CTMH Simple Invites
Other: Zip Dry, 3D foam, cardboard, paint, spices, twine, sticker

Friday, October 23, 2009

A quick and adorable E.A.D Project!

I was going to save this project for Tuesday's E.A.D blog hop but then I saw that all E.A.D scrapbooking rub-ons are on SALE this weekend, so I HAD to spread the word. They are AWESOME and I wouldn't want anyone to miss out!
This cute orange bucket came from the Target dollar bins (oh how I miss target) and you actually get two of these small ones for a dollar. All the E.A.D scrapbooking rub-ons come with an outer frame around them. I used that extra vinyl to make the line along the bottom and also to wrap the handle with. That AWESOME skull balloon is from "Love Hurts" (I want a whole page of these balloons!!) and I cut out letters from "Sentiments" to make the boo!

Have fun picking out some E.A.D rub-ons for yourself! You won't be disappointed!

Monday, October 19, 2009


I know it's not really me, but I thought I would give it a try for the Moxie Fab Challenge. I have never been a girly girl, so ruffles and lace aren't my things, but I had a cute scrap fabric that matched the adorable mushroom fabric from torendi, so I gave it a whirl. I also used the card sketch from Card Patterns this week.
Fabric: Shinzi Katoh Canvas Mushroom Fabric and scrap
Stickers: Making Memories
Ribbon: Cosmo Cricket
Tag: Paul Frank tag
Other: Zip Dry, black cardstock, and 3D foam, modge podge, cardboard