Archive | December, 2010

2010 Year in Review

31 Dec

As the end of 2010 is upon us, I wanted to recap some of my favorite projects of the year.  Enjoy this look back!

My 10 Favorite Cards

Muchas Gracias

Love the colors, design, using Spanish-everything about this one!

You’ve Been On My Mind

Love the soft feel to this, love that I used mist and distressing (two techniques I have been wanting to get into more), love that I got to play with Restoration-my favorite line to come out this fall, and love that it was for a very good friend who has had a really rough year and needed the pick-me-up.

To You Both

Love the buttons, this cloud paper, my new favorite letter stickers, and that I branched out and doodled when I didn’t even have a clear picture in my mind how it would turn out.  Also love that it was the first card I submitted this year-and it got published!

Happy Birthday Sis

Love the colors in this Jenni Bowlin line-my favorite line EVER, vintage buttons, and a beautiful butterfly!

(Heart) U

Love the colors, love that I got to make cards with my mom, and love that she inspired me to only use scraps on this card!


Love that a few old chipboard scraps from Crate Paper and some buttons could make a bear as cute as this!

Happy Birthday To You

Another Jenni Bowlin card-LOVE these colors!!

Absolutely Fabulous

The picture on this card just doesn’t do it justice.  In fact, I haven’t even given it away because I like it SO MUCH.  This was the first time I got to use Dear Lizzy rose ribbon-AMAZING stuff!

Love that I found a use for these little Christmas ornaments my mom and dad gave me.  Love that it turned out to be the Christmas card I mailed back to them. 🙂

Love this technique!  I used a template I made myself and lots of different mists-including the new Studio Calico white I had been DYING to try.  Really fun!

My 5 Favorite Layouts

We Finally Meet

Love the picture, the paper and embellishments (especially finding a home for my very favorite vintage button), and trying gesso and sanding it for the first time.  Definitely a technique I will try again and again.


Bubble Stomping Fairy

Love the layers, the Basic Grey cutout paper, the rose ribbon, and a very fun subject!

You are Beautiful

LOVE the Restoration line by Crate Paper, the embossed butterflies, and this is my very favorite picture ever of The Princess.


1 2 3 4 5 Months

Love doing a review of The Weebo’s first five months, and this Cosmo Cricket chipboard-LOVE!  Don’t think I have ever used so much of one package of anything on a single layout!

The 5th one is a Father’s Day layout I did at the beginning of the year that I haven’t managed to take a picture of yet.  I will have to post it out here later!  🙂

Top 3 Projects

Mini Album

This was a mini album that was made with pictures from the first 3 months of the year.  I like it so much because The Princess and I put it together.  Fun to do a project with her!

Bingo Board Altered Frame

Once again, picture doesn’t do it justice.  I misted, antiqued, and added rubons to make this a perfect place to hang a photo of a new baby boy.  A total departure for me, but I love to branch out and try new things!

Refrig. Hanging

Love the happy picture and the Origin line by Basic Grey!

Well, there you have it-a recap of my favorite projects of 2010.  All in all, it was a good crafting year.  In total I made 115 cards, 15 layouts, and 14 misc. projects.  I am happy with the number of cards I made, and hope to make a few more layouts in 2011.  I love that I tried lots of new techniques including misting, gesso, antiquing, and border punches.  I also love that I have gotten back into submitting for publication, and had a total of 3 cards and 5 layouts published!  Well, that wraps up the crafting year of 2010.  Here’s to a very crafty New Year!  🙂

Merry Christmas Pt. 2!

25 Dec

OK, I have saved my very favorite card for last.  This card was created with small ornaments from WalMart.  I cut off the ornament holders, attached jump rings and jewels, arranged them into a tree shape, and stamped a border around the outside.

Hope you have enjoyed my Christmas cards.  All in all, I made 34 different cards (most of which are posted here.)  Have a very, very Merry Christmas!

Published Card for January!

24 Dec

Just got the word that one of my cards “You Are Amazing” will be published in the January issue of Scrapbook News and Review!  Nice little Christmas present!  🙂  The card will be temporarily removed from this blog, but I will repost it in February.  Have a great day!

Merry Christmas Pt. 1!

24 Dec

Here are the last of my Christmas cards (except for my favorite which I am saving for tomorrow.)  Please excuse the quality on these-I was running out the door to deliver them to the neighbors along with tins of cookies!

Merry Christmas Embossed Tree

Here I used a border punch on some embossed cardstock, sanded it, then cut it into strips to make the tree.  The background is also embossed.

Glitter Leaf Card #1

Supplies: Paper (Basic Grey and Making Memories), Sticker (K&Company), Glitter (Creative Cafe)

Glitter Card #2

Supplies: Paper (Basic Grey), Glitter (Creative Cafe)

Jewel Tree Card

Supplies: Paper (Basic Grey, K&Company), Letter Stickers (Cosmo Cricket), Ribbon (Fancy Pants), Diecut (Crate Paper), White Mist (Studio Calico), misc. jewels

I used the white mist to spray on the grey patterned paper to create the look of snow.

I had one more card, but the picture was terrible, so you will just have to take my word for it-it was cute.  🙂

We Interrupt This Broadcast For A Wishlist

23 Dec

I LOVE Studio Calico!  They are hosting a special wish list contest.  You are supposed to list things you would like from Studio Calico on your blog, and then they are going to pick a winner to receive one item from their list.  Well, it definitely isn’t hard to find some things I would love, so here is my list!

SC Mr. Huey Mists in Cream, Schoolhouse, and Warm Calico

SC Labels Stamp Set

SC Notions

SC Tweets in woodgrain and pink

Sticky Back Canvas

JBS Paint Dabbers in Seed Packet and Soap Powder

Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher

And, the big one, a 6 month subscription.

Hey, a girl can dream, can’t she?  🙂