Thursday, May 19, 2011


i'm the official cardmaker at my work - i make all the birthday cards for the entire staff... i just finished up all the summer birthdays, so i can give them out before my last day of work next wednesday. we go back in august, and i'm sure i'll be a cardmaking fool again then.

this first one is one of my favorites... i made the flowers out of strips of fabric.

this one has a ruffle accent made out of tissue paper i punched with a border punch.

soft and pretty - the flower is misted with a bit of pearl maya mist.

bright and bold - just like the lady it's made for!

it's kind of a stretch to make masculine cards for me - i'm used to all things girlie!

this was the first one in the batch that i made - one of my favorites.

more punched tissue paper...

kind of an understated look here.

the lady i made this card for is very into flowers and flower arrangement - i knew i needed to make an eye-catching flower.

be on the lookout for more cards when i reveal my scrappy chics kit stuff june first!!!

as always, thanks for looking!

Monday, May 2, 2011

may scrappy chics kit!!!

here's the kit for may!!!

i love the mix of sophistication and pure fun in the paper lines.

scrappy chic's kits have been selling out fast, so make sure you get yours (and mention it was me that inspired you to shop) just as fast! here's the link directly to the may kit. enjoy!

here's my first layout... it's called armed & fabulous. the only extra that i used from my stash was the pink glimmer mist behind the title. i used a sketch from sketch inspiration for this...

just don't sing - inspired by a sketch from sketchy thursdays... i've had some people ask if the butterflies were punched - they are not. they're hand cut from some of the patterned paper, then layered on top of another butterfly. again, the only thing NOT from the kit is some mist - this time maya mist... i used some of the stickers in the kit as masks.

here's my project for the month... it's a piece of chipboard, covered up in pp from the kit, and perched on a giant clothespin i had in my stash. i made this for a friend who needs reminding now and then to just enjoy the moment. :)

there was a tear in her eye when i gave it to her... she loves it. :)

that's all i have for this kit (for now). check back later... might get a wild hair and whip up some more fun stuff from the kit! thanks for looking.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

saturday scrappiness

good morning! happy may (already?!?!?)... yesterday i made two 12x12 layouts, just for the fun of it. seems like lately, because of having to go to (i do love my job, i just like scrapping more)work, i only create for the kit club i design for. not that i'm complaining, i'm so glad to make time to do that! i just haven't scrapped for the fun/relaxation of it...

so here's what i did:

13 years - i made the little ribbon flower, the bittersweet tag is salvaged from one of sam's old shirts, and i used sketch 117 from the scrappiest... she has amazing sketches there!

you don't NEED makeup - this one's based off of a pagemaps 8.5x11 sketch. i rotated the sketch and adapted it to fit 12x12. the hearts are grungeboard (some premade, some i handcut) and colored with alcohol ink and stazon ink... the quote cracks me up!

thanks for looking, as always. enjoy your first day of may!

ps, my scrappy chics stuff will be up tomorrow... stay tuned. :)