Sunday, November 9, 2014

Happy Birthday!

I just made this card for my stepmom. Her birthday is this coming Wednesday. I used Core'dinations A2 Card base and then added American Crafts Dear Lizzy Neapolitan 6x6 in pad that I found at TJ Maxx this past week. It has a lot of different papers and little journaling squares at the front. I couldn't wait to use it  and can't wait to use the rest on future projects. The sentiment "happy birthday" is from Simple Stories Happy Day 6x6 in pad, the watermelon is Sticko Sweet Treats Dimensional Stickers, the cake sticker is Recollections birthday collection. I also added 2 pieces of green bling before and after the watermelon, but you might not be able to see them. I used Recollections Dimensional Squares to give the sentiment some dimension. I'll write a message inside and include a $25 gift card to Bath & Body Works for her. I'll soon be working on Christmas cards and Christmas tags for a swap. TFL and have a great week!

Friday, November 7, 2014


 I made these 2 layouts about a month ago and am just now getting around to blogging- sorry. I've been busy!! I went to the beach with my sister, Emily, and her new boyfriend, Brian September 5. Both of these papers are from Oriental Trading Beach Collection (I threw out the original packaging, but all the paper is beach related).They're double-sided and the above paper has boats on the back, but I thought this side looked like sand. I made these at my last crop at church and borrowed the border punch at the bottom- it's EK Success. I messed up a few places, but you can't really see them unless you look up close. All the stickers are from Michaels and I believe are all Recollections. I don't have the packages in front of me and have lost some of the original packages. I believe the dimensional stickers on the following layout are also Recollections.
 These are all birthday cards I have made within the last month and have given away.
 The paper on this card is from DCWV All About Boys 8x8 paper pad. The sentiment is a Stampabilities Happy Happy Happy Happy birthday stamp that I stamped on a piece of scrap paper and used my decorative scissors. The stickers are Sticko Swirly Gigs. The card base is Core'dinations A2 White Cards.. I made this one for Robert, he loves comic books and superheroes, so this is the closest I could get. I wanted to make the sentiment look like Superman was saying it!
 The paper on this card is from Simple Stories Happy Day 6x6 Paper Pad as is the sentiment. I used foam tape to give it a little dimension. The twine is from my stash. I believe I used an A2 card base on this as well.
I made this card for my little brother, Tyler. He just turned 7 this past Sunday and I was able to spend some time with him, my sister, dad, stepmom, and Brian. The paper on this card is also from Simple Stories Happy Day 6x6 pad. The sentiment and balloons stickers are Sticko Themed Stickers. Tyler loves Toy Story, so I included a sticker at the top and gave him the rest of the pack. I know they're Disney, but not sure if that's the collection. I didn't write it down. I do remember they're game hologram stickers and that I bought them at Walmart near the cards. The card base is also A2. I used Glue Dots Ultra Thin Adhesives to adhere everything on these layouts and cards except the stickers and the beach border. I used my Xyron 1.5 Create a Sticker maker to adhere the border on the first layout. Sorry I haven't blogged since this past June. I've been volunteering at Tryon Palace and working at TJ Maxx. I have a birthday card to make this weekend for my stepmom and will promise to blog about it after I make it! I have ideas going in my head already! TFL and have a great weekend! :)