Saturday, May 29, 2010

C is for........

Nope not cookie, COFFEE! I used the new E.A.D Designs Coffee Addiction Stickerz to play along with sketch at Card Positioning Systems this week! Fun Fun Fun! Who doesn't love coffee? 

Here is a closer look as the little coffee bean behind the letter c.

Stamps: Bam Pop!
Paper : Jillibean Soup Kraft and Making Memories Note Worthy
Letters: Dear Lizzy Thickers
Stickers: E.A.D Designs Coffee Addiction Stickerz

Friday, May 28, 2010

My Videos! (don't laugh)

Here they are! My first two videos for E.A.D Designs! Thanks so much to everyone who has already watched the first one. If you haven't viewed it yet and are curious about trying the E.A.D Designs vinyl rub-ons, it's a great video showing just a small sample of the surfaces they work on.

In this second video, I show you how you can paper piece with the rub-ons, just like you can with stamps!  I also use the rub-ons to create a background and make a cute holiday card. 

Be on the lookout for more videos!  I plan on doing one for Torendi really soon! :)  Oh, please let me know if you have any questions about the rub-ons or ideas for videos! You can subscribe to my You Tube Channel as well! 

Have a great weekend and please scroll down to the next post to see the E.A.D Designs Weekly Steal!

E.A.D Designs Weekly Steal! -Retro Lamp Set-

Find them in the store HERE!  So fun! 

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Me? Videos??

Hey everyone! I just wanted to let you know that I have my own YouTube channel now and it even has my first video for E.A.D Designs on it! WOO HOO! You can find my channel HERE or just watch the video over on the E.A.D designs blog! 

Please scroll down to the next post if you are looking for my E.A.D Designs Stickerz cards. 

Quick and Easy cards with Stickerz!

Hey everyone! Have you tried the new E.A.D Designs Stickerz yet?  If not, you are missing out!  There are so many adorable designs and things you can do with them!  

I found a package of tiny card bases and envelopes in my stash the other day and decided to play.  I'm sure you will be seeing more of these in the future, I love the tiny size! 

I used the Text Talk Stickerz to make the background, typography sorta thing, on my card and then placed a super kawaii sticker, that I borrowed from my girls, on top of it. (That is one horrible run-on sentence but I type how I talk! LOL) Quick and easy but so adorable!  Oh, I also inked the edges in pink to match the sticker and make it stand out a bit more.

I think is works well cause the sticker was a puffy sticker, hopefully you can see that better in this pic.

For my next card I used the Believe in Make-Believe Stickerz.  The sentiment and the squirrel are from this set. I paper pieced a bunch of acorns from the "Critters in the 'Burbs" Lawn Fawn stamps and the green is a Ranger paint Dabber.

Here you can see that I outlined the sticker with brown to give it a little something extra and also get a better look at those paper pieced acorns.  This card wasn't as quick, due to the paper piecing, but it was easy and fun!  There is something about paper piecing that calms me.

Don't forget that if you see an E.A.D Designs product featured on my blog it is ON SALE in the store!! WOO HOO

Stay tuned...I plan on posting my first ever video soon! 

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Layouts, yes I am doing them!

So I said I wanted to do 2 layouts a week on this post and so far so good! We will see how long that last. ;) I want to make sure that I remember to post them here so that  my blog readers can make sure I stay on track!  Also, I would REALLY REALLY love your ideas on taking better photos of layouts.  I try to use my light box but it's just not working out.  Anyway, as you can see I am way behind on layouts of my girls, so that's probably what you will be seeing most of.  Oh and they aren't going to be the most elaborate layouts either since I am playing catch up and trying to bust out these bad boys as fast as I can.

For this layout I used the Cosmo Cricket papers in the Torendi "Fresh Mix" Kit with the new Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety Stamps. 

I love the little paper pieced bee wings!

The next two layouts are the same KandCompany papers and photos from the same day but I have to scrapbook some things twice (or three times) so that everyone has a page for their own book!  Gee, why am I behind?? ;) 

The photo of Rori laughing so makes me think of the "Mad Hatter" LOL

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

My Second Paper Crafts Sketch Attempt

Here is another card I submitted to the Paper Crafts Magazine card call.  I just love all the fun colors of the Sassafras papers from Torendi but unfortunately it didn't make the cut.  Try and try again!

Stamps: Unity Stamp Co

Oh, don't forget it's the last day to get Hootie half off at Torendi

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Felties Rock!

I wanted to share my entry for the Paper Crafts 2010 Gallery Idol competition! I happen to think it's super cool! ;)  I made a group of mp3 felties for Torendi and had to use one right away. Gallery open auditions end on the 24th, did you play along?

Stamps: Unity's Stars of Worn
Letters:  Dear Lizzy Thickers, MLS mini alphas
Other: MP3 Felties, ikea paper cord, black twist tie, buttons, glue dots

Friday, May 21, 2010

E.A.D Designs Weekly Steal! -Dress Form-

Isn't this beautiful? And I just love the way it look on purple in the room below!  The best part is the price...

Only $12.00

Size: 36"h x 12" W

WOW! Find it HERE in the E.A.D Designs Store!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Fun with Fabric!

So Cath at Moxie Fab World is at is again with her challenges and really got me inspired to work with the fabulous imported Japanese fabric available at Torendi.  So far I have used the "Stroll" fabric from the "Color by Number" Kit and the canvas "Mushroom" fabric. I hope to come up with a fun idea for all the fabrics before the challenge is over.  I have until June 7th, you should play along too.    

For my first project I made a card using the fabric as the background of the scene. All the stamps are from the adorable Critters in the 'Burbs by Lawn Fawn Stamps and are paper pieced with Cosmo Cricket  the Boyfriend paper. The sun is a sticker from the new E.A.D Designs Stickerz line, "Rainy Day"  I even used my sewing machine again!  I didn't really want the thread to be that noticeable so I matched it to the fabric as best I could.   

Here is a close up of the E.A.D Designs Sticker.  I used Copic markers to color it in.  You can also see the sewing better in this pic, so yes I did the crazy line on purpose!

Here is my next attempt at using fabric.  I made a little hair clip for my girls.  I traced the clip around the fabric where the little woodland critter was, cut that out,  sewed it to some felt, and then slipped in the hair clip.  Next I cut out mushrooms from the same fabric, covered them in sparkle Mod Podge, let them dry and then Mod Podged them to the clip. I plan on making more clips soon!

And here is my shy clip model! :)

I hope you are inspired to work with fabric now too! 

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


by Paper Crafts Magazine.  I know they don't hate me and I know I don't submit as much as I should but one of these days I hope to be published in their magazine.  Here is one of the cards I submitted to their last pub call based on a sketch.

I used Love My Tapes Japanese tape in the background to follow the basic sketch.  I then used Pop Circus OPP Tape for my main focal point and Hocus Pocus Thickers for my simple sentiment.  Finished it off with a few start brads and then I had a quick and adorable birthday card! 

Monday, May 17, 2010


Welcome back to the party! Today Emily is launching the new E.A.D Designs STICKERZ! The whole line is just way too cute! LOVE THEM! You are going to want to head over to the BLOG and the STORE to check them all out! Of course I had to show you a project with the Alice in Wonderland Stickerz! I was beyond thrilled when Emily emailed me photos of the Stickerz and couldn't wait to order them!

I started out my project using a plain tin tub and made a different Alice in Wonderland scene on each side.

Here is the Mad Hater's Tea Party! Remember this from the little sneak peek I gave you? You can see what the stickers look like backed on cardstock or applied directly to the tin in this photo. I've also been having way too much fun with Studio Paints lately and added some "Bob Ross" inspired clouds in the background.  (Anyone remember Bob Ross?)

Here we have the Cheshire Cat. I applied him directly to the tin, so he would have that "invisible" feel. The tree I cut out of Jillibean Soup Kraft Cardstock and ran it threw my cuttlebug. 

Ah, the Queen of Hearts! Of course the whole time I was making this side of the tin I was singing "We're painting the roses red, yes painting the roses red...." You can see, more fun with paint here and the little heart is a stamp from this kit. I used a flower technique I saw on the Cosmo Cricket blog and just scaled it down for the little rose tree.

And last but not least, ALICE!  Isn't she adorable?  Oh the sign you ask, yes that is an E.A.D Designs product too!  I cut up the applicator that comes with the E.A.D Designs Rub-ons and made it into this confusing signpost! (note the little mushrooms are from the Wizards of Oz Stickerz).  Of course I then covered the whole thing in Mod Podge because I would cry if anything happened to my little tin!

Now for my winner from Saturday's picked #5!

Tammy said...

What a wonderful gift! Thanks for the inspiration!
May 15, 2010 8:16 AM
Tammy, please email me ( and I will get your Alice in Wonderland Stickerz to you. 
Didn't win? Want to? Go to the E.A.D Designs Blog  and comment today for your chance to win lots of STICKERZ!!
OH WAIT! Before you go, can you do me a favor? Next month the DT doesn't have a theme for our blog hop so I was hoping you would be kind enough to tell me which E.A.D Designs products you would like me to use.  Can't decided on a product? How about just telling me what sort of project you want to see more of?  THANKS IN ADVANCE!

Sunday, May 16, 2010


Ok, so my project today may need a little explaining for most.  If you have seen the movie "Return to Oz" or read the Oz books then you probably know what I am talking about.  If not, I included this photo from an old Oz book to help me explain. :) 

In Oz, some of the trees grew "lunch" in little pails instead of fruit.  I decided to make one of those pails! Ok, I admit it, this is not the first time I have made one of these.  I made some once for an anniversary picnic.  YEP! Lunch inside and all.  (stop laughing now) ;) I would post photos but it seems like I don't have any.  They must have been taken with 35mm film (what's that??).

Here is my version! Yep, that tree sticker is from another E.A.D Designs Stickerz set! WOO HOO!  

I also made a lid to go with it! 

More E.A.D Designs Stickerz for the sentiment on the back! Now I just have to decide what to put in it as a cute little gift. Tomorrow is the big Stickerz release, I'm so excited! 

Now for your Coupon Code! Every order today can get a FREE set of Family Words Rub-ons with Coupon Code: FAMILY
Click over to the E.A.D Designs website to see how cute they are. Perfect for layouts or decor with family photos! 

Saturday, May 15, 2010

EAD BLOG HOP {MOMS} *giveaway*

WHOA! What a week! Did you have fun partying with E.A.D Designs? I hope so cause the party isn't over yet!  Today is the 15th,  DT Blog hop day and to keep the party going EVERY DT MEMBER has an E.A.D Designs Giveaway on their blog!! WOO HOO! We are also officially welcoming Jenny to our DT team today too! 

This month's theme was MOM.  Since I already showed you the cards I made using the new E.A.D Mothers Stickerz HERE. I thought I would show you the gifs that went along with them. (sorry to my MIL who hasn't seen her gift is here waiting for you to visit!)

I simply added some "Flourishes 1"rub-ons in white to the outside of these frames to give them a little more POP. The hardest part was getting both my girls to look at the camera and smile at the same time! My oldest daughter used to be such a ham for the camera, I think I took too many photos.

So for my giveaway, I wanted to giveaway something that isn't even released yet! It's part of the new Stickerz line that will be released on Monday (oh you will want to come back then too, more giveaways!) so for now all I will tell you is that they are ALICE IN WONDERLAND STICKERZ! LOVE! So if you want a chance to win some, leave a comment here (I will announce the winner on Monday), and also hop over to the other DT blogs to see what they are giving away! 

Happy Hopping! 

Friday, May 14, 2010


*Edited to change price, only $4 not $5!! WOW!*

Of course there is more exciting news going on at E.A.D Designs today! They are introducing their "Weekly Steal!" Every Friday there will be a new item for sale that is NOT currently available in the E.A.D Designs store. This week it is.....

Shelf Sitters
Size: 12" x 12.5" 
Only $4.00 in the color of your choice!

How cute would this be in your kitchen!? Shop fast, it is only available until next Thursday!

Be sure to come back tomorrow for the Design Team blog hop with EXTRA giveaways!!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

A layout?!

Opps, I didn't mean to post this yet! hehe If you are looking for my E.A.D post, please scroll down*

I know, I know! Every time I scrap a layout I complain about how behind I am and today is no different. The photos in this layout are from 2008!! YIKES!  As of today I am going to TRY my best to do at least 2 layouts a week.  I know it's not a lot but it is better than NONE.  This layout is actually about my hubby and not my girls, I guess that is surprising! hehe

Paper : The Sweet Life by Colorbok, Bam Pop Volume 2 Collection (bubble) and Party It UP! by GCD Studios
Letters: Hocus Pocus Thickers, MLS, and K & Company


Are we having fun yet!!!? Today Emily is offering 38% off your entire E.A.D Designs order! 

Coupon Code: EAD

WOO HOO! Have fun shopping!

Here is the anniversary card I made for E.A.D Designs celebration! I used the "Silly Owls" Rub-ons in Pink and the "Tag" Rub-ons in black.

The inside has another Stickerz sneak peek ;)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


Hi Everyone! Have you had good luck over at the E.A.D Designs Anniversary Party? Did you win something crafty yet? If not, don't be sad. Today every order over $20 can get the Silly Owl Clingz for FREE!  Coupon Code: HOOT

Here is a photo of my stairway owl, I had to snatch him up before my girls got to him. 

Today is also time for a new Torendi Item of the Week! This weeks item is the Happy Friends OPP Tape

Now only $3.50!! See the Torendi Blog for DT examples! 

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


So hopefully you took my *hints* to heart and signed up to follow the E.A.D Designs Blog and Facebook page.  If so, then you are in the running for one of eight $10.00 gift certificates that are being given away today!  I don't know when the drawings are going to be held, so it might not be to late to "follow" here and "like" here

Ok, and now a little sneak peek at my Stickerz release project!  Can I just say I am in LOVE with these Stickerz and I think you will be able to guess why!!!

EEK!  I just want to show you the whole thing right now, but sadly it will have to wait until Monday. Be sure to come back tomorrow for more E.A.D Designs Anniversary Fun!

Monday, May 10, 2010


Today Emily is starting the party over on E.A.D Designs Blog!  All you have to do is leave comment  on the E.A.D Blog and you can be entered to win one of  8!! create craft room sayings (size A in any color you want)! 

I know this would look so cute in anyone's craft room!

And here is another sneak peek at the new Stickerz line that will be released on May 17th! I also used a "Tag" rub-on to help accentuate the sentiment.

Good luck on the drawing and stay tuned for more fun tomorrow!! 

Thursday, May 6, 2010

E.A.D Designs with E.I.C!

I played along (last minute) with my E.I.C friends because this weeks etsy store is too cute NOT to play! The store is called Isabell's Umbrella and you really should go take a look, cute, cute, and more cute! I picked the notecard below as my inspiration. 

And here is my card.  As you can see, I went pretty literal with this one.  All the images are E.A.D Designs Rub-ons! The owl is from "Good Times", the branch is from "Love Hurts"and hello is from the "Sentiments" rub-on set.  The paper is in the Bam Pop Volume 3 paper pack.

I wanted to show you a close up of the sentiment.  I applied the rub-on directly to sticky back canvas and it worked like a charm! Love these rub-ons!

E.A.D Designs turns 8 this month and big things are happening next week!  So you MIGHT want to sign up to follow their BLOG and FACEBOOK PAGE.  There MIGHT be giveaways involved. ;) ;) 


My baby is 2 today! 

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Two Challenges in One!

When I saw this weeks challenge over at EBTKS was to use envelopes, I knew I would be using the coin envelopes from Torendi.  I love making them into gift card holders, thanks to Beth's product focus! Then I saw the Moxie Fab Challenge was to use chairs and my project just sort of fell into place! Like myself, a few of my friends are 30 this year, so I thought this would be a good way to have a little fun!

Stickers: E.A.D Designs Mothers Sentiments and MLS Letter Stickers
Other: thickers and Chair  from POP, Coin Envelope, Love my Tape, Mod Podge, Gems, Scalloped Nesties

Monday, May 3, 2010

Happy Happy Owl!

Today I have another quick and easy E.A.D Designs home decor project to share with you. 

I have had this Ikea magnet board forever.  It used to be in our garage in CA and has now made its way into the girls room for them to play with.  We just changed their furniture around and the magnet board needed to be moved to a new wall.  Since it was down anyway, I thought why not make it cute!

Like I said before, the girls room is pink, brown and green.  So I pulled out my E.A.D designs vinyl rub-ons and got to work.  The pink hearts, sentiment and owl are from the Silly Owls rub-ons.  The brown house, butterfly and flower are from the Cottage rub-ons. The green corners and sentiment (see pic below) are from the Easter Boarders rub-ons.

I stole the "Happy" from Happy Easter to make our owl a happy little camper! I also paper pieced the roof of his house.

I hope you enjoyed my little make over as much as my girls did! :)