Saturday, February 27, 2010

Still working away on my March B-day cards.  Today I have one to share using the E.A.D Designs St. Patrick's Day Rub-ons in gold.  I'm sure if a certain someone reads my blogs posts, they will know this is their card, since I only know one person with a birthday on St. Patty's Day. ;) 

I placed the gold St Patty's Day Rub-ons in the background, then cut a clover out of a piece of March patterned paper that I had and distressed the edges a bit.  The little blue button flower is from Sassafras and then I used the E.A.D designs Sentiments rub-ons for the word birth. Oh, the background is Unity's Distressed Dots Background stamp in CTMH white daisy.  If you want to see another card done with the St. Patty's Day Rub-ons, I posted one HERE in January.

I have two more March b-day cards done but I will share those soon. Happy Saturday!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Preparing for March!

March is full of birthdays for friends and family at our house.  So I'm trying to get a jump start on some birthday cards.  For this card I played along with this weeks sketch over at Get Sketchy and used embroidery floss for the Moxie Fab Challenge! All the paper and stickers are from the new Cherry Delicious line by Sassafras! A big thanks to Sassafras for sending me a "delicious" prize pack! 

P.S. Loving the new glitter alphas by Sassafras! There are some at Torendi too!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Let's Go For a Ride!

Just a quick post to show the fun little card I made my hubby for Valentine's Day.  All stamps are Bam Pop! and the hills are Cosmo Cricket the Boyfriend paper.  This card was my first attempt at using Glitter Mist.  It also makes me miss our Vespa. :(

Monday, February 15, 2010

Think Pink with E.A.D!

This month's E.A.D Designs blog hop theme is to use pink and white (nobody will notice that my paper is off white, right?).  I decided to use the Just Because  vinyl rub-ons in pink to scrap photos of my daughter at the park when she was 11 months old. I think the pink gives this layout the slight feminine touch it was needing.  

*Paper is from Sassafras* 

Here is a close up of the adorable bird that also comes with the Just Because Rub-ons.

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Friday, February 12, 2010

Valentines with my Girls

The other night I helped the girls make their Valentine's Day cards, although we still have a couple more to do.  Using the E.A.D Designs Valentine Words Rub-ons made it super easy to add the sentiment to their art! 


Outside (CTMH stamps were used)

These are being attached to store bought treats and Tinkerbell tattoos 

Be sides art, it looks like Alice may be getting into photography.  This is the photo shoot I found set up in my light box! LOL 

Happy Early Valentine's Day! 

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Warning! Mini book ahead with LOTS of PHOTOS!

Ok, before we get into the actual mini book....I wanted to say a few things.  First, Emily at E.A.D Designs ROCKS!  Whenever I hint or ask for a special design in vinyl she always whips me up something PERFECT in no time at all!  It's not just because I am on her design team, her store takes custom orders, so get your thinking hats on and have Emily make something that is so "YOU".

Secondly, I took a close up for the Sea Rub-ons to show you how they look AFTER I ran them thru my cuttlebug......AWESOME texture for these little sea stars!  The only thing I am wondering now is why this was the first time I have tried my E.A.D Designs rub-ons in my cuttlebug?!?!  I'm sure you will be seeing more of this in the future.

My Mini Book about our family trip to Newport, Oregon! :) Newport, Oregon is home of the Oregon Aquarium, this is where the Sea Rub-ons come into play. :)

The Front Cover

Page 1 - Silly Aquarium Shenanigans 

Page 2 - Being Brave

Page 3 - Playing Outside

Page 4 - Hotel Pool

Page 6 - Yummy Lunch

Page 7 - A Walk around Old Town

Page 8 - Exploring 

Page 9 - Playing at the Park (after a picnic) 

Back Cover - My favorite photo from the vacation

Other than the E.A.D Designs Rub-ons, 99% of this book is from a Cosmo Cricket Hello Sunshine 8x8 crafting kit. Oh and did you notice that the pages are all shaped like the state of Oregon?  I cut them out myself :)

Making Challenges Yummy!

I needed to make some Valentine's Day treats for my daughters and their friends and decided to play along with two current challenges at the same time.  The current Tuesday Trigger on the Moxie Fab World blog is PINK and the Sassafras blog has just started doing challenges as well.  Their challenge is to use up some old Sassafras products you have (to make room for the new....which Torendi will be carrying soon!) and make homemade valentines with them.  So that's exactly what I did.  I looked for all the pink Sassafras paper I could find and got to work.  I used my cricut (tinkerbell and friends cart) to cut out some different shaped and sized flowers. Painted and inked the edges, poked a hole in the middle of them, and TADA, yummy Valentine's day flower pops!

I tied a piece of American Crafts ribbon to the bottom to keep the flower petals in place, but it really got me thinking, where is the Sassafras ribbon?! Maybe a new product for them to carry??

Thursday, February 4, 2010


Last time I ordered from E.A.D Design, I picked out these adorable tag rub-ons.  I really had no idea what I was going to make with them, but I knew I had to have them.  Yesterday when I sat down in my craft area, it hit me, that they would make cute little frames. 

*Removed for Publication*

On this one I snuck in the butterfly and sentiment from the cottage rub-ons (in brown)

Most other supplies are from the July Studio Calico kit (I had won and never used).
Ribbon is Cosmo Cricket Mr Campy

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Playing along with my Etsy Inspired Friends!

I was in dire need to get some thank you cards made and mailed out to a mass group of friends and family. They of course needed to be quick, easy, adorable, and flat (I hate paying extra postage on every card)! Here is what I came up with:

This weeks shop over at the Etsy Inspired challenge is so sweet just like these thank you cards.  The adorable hats and babies are too cute.  Check out Elies Happy Hats for yourself to see what I am talking about.  I used the sweet images along with the colors to inspire my cards.  :)

Also don't forget about the Bam Pop! Sale over at Torendi and the blog follower CHA giveaways!