Friday, April 24, 2009


A short post for today!

I made a couple floral cards yesterday using the Open Zinnia stamp from A Muse's March stamp release. No specific reason, just playing around:

All stamps, papers, Twinkle Stickers and ribbon used on these cards are by A Muse Artstamps. Inks by Memento, Colorbox Chalk and Stampin' Up! (whisper white). Punches by Fiskars and Stampin' Up!

Not sure I'm very happy with the second one, turned out too busy for me, but I went with it anyway! :D

Thanks for stopping by today!

Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Newly Hatched

I'm sure you've all checked out A Muse's new stamp release, Newly Hatched, but if not, be sure to head on over to A Muse's website and take a look at ALL the super cute new stamps now offered!

I attempted to play around with some of the baby stamps today, here's what I made:

This card uses 3 new stamps, Bouncing Baby, Crib and Star is Born.

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your day!


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Tooth Pillows


I decided to bite the bullet and be crafty today! I'm in such a crafty slump right now, this is shocking for me!

My youngest DD has a VERY wiggly tooth (her first one) and I know she's gonna lose it any day now. I decided I wanted to make her one of those adorable Tooth Fairy Pillows that Missy Balance provided an easy tutorial for on her blog.

And since I was already making one I decided to do a few, one for each of my kiddos:

I'm such a beginner sewer and embroiderer, these definitely have their flaws, but it's the thought that counts!! My kids won't notice my mess ups.

Thanks Missy B for your cute project!!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Masculine Birthday Cards

Hey there!!

Happy Belated Easter! I hope you all had a fun weekend and enjoyed your Easter celebrations.

I've been such a slacker-blogger mostly cuz I've been a slacker-stamper as well!! :D But I'm trying not to worry about it, just do what I do and post when I post! :D I haven't spent much time looking at blogs lately either, I'm missing it! I was so absorbed in the Twilight books I pretty much let everything slide. Now I've finished and am trying to get things back in order. Although, I did start reading Twilight again last night! Starting the series over but I don't think I'll feel the need to rush through it this time, just read a little here and there.

I have a couple of birthday cards to share, one for my Stepdad, his birthday was this past Sunday on Easter, he's been big into finding great recipes for grilling marinades lately. And one for my mom's boss who is an avid fisherman and makes the best smoked salmon ever!!

Here are the cards:

All stamps and papers are from A Muse Artstamps.

I altered an earring base to make it look as much like a fish hook as I could. I also gave a little texture to the fish by using Copic blending solution on a rag and dabbing it on, thanks to Marianne, the Copic Queen for that tip!!

Have a fabulous week!!

Hugs and blessings,

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Happy April Fool's Day!!

Hope you're able to do something silly, just for the fun of it today! It's tradition for us to do Ostrich Eggs (A plate full of Cool Whip with an upside down Peach half on top) for the kids, they look forward to it each year. I'm hoping to do a couple more food tricks for them to surprise em! The Family Fun website has a bunch of great ideas.

Speaking of fools, I made some of those super cute cupcake socks that Lauren Meader posted a tutorial for on her blog. She made them with kid socks, but I thought they'd be cute for adults too. A good friend of mine just had a birthday and what birthday is complete without cupcakes??

Here's what I made:

And a box to put them in:

The camera didn't pick up the sparkle of the glitter on top, much cuter IRL.

Aren't I a great friend, getting her some brown socks for her birthday?? :D My DD was very worried that I needed to be sure and tell her not to EAT these cupcakes! :D Too cute!

Enjoy the day!!