Thursday, January 31, 2013

Valentine Card #1

Alrighty! Time to start sharing some Valentine cards I've been working on. I'm not going to do a detailed walkthrough type of tutorial for this Valentine series, instead I'm just going to share pics and post links to the products I used to make the card. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to comment this post and I'll try to respond.

Products used:
Magnolia Tilda Stamp
Hero Arts Woodgrain stamp
Basic Grey True Love Paper Pad
ATG adhesive
Darice's Heat Tool
White Embossing Powder
Clear Embossing Powder
Martha Stewart Circle Cutter
Foam Adhesive
Copic Markers
Cotton Candy Stickles
Pink satin ribbon from Offray
Pink Core'dinations cardstock

And that is it for my first card in the Valentine 2013 card series. Stay tuned for card number 2 and more projects and fun giveaways!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Haul and Giveaway!!!

Alright, now it's time for more details on my recent haul. I was able to find some great deals at Hobby Lobby, Michael's, and SimonSaysStamp and here's what I bought and I'll post links to as much as I can for you if you're interested.
 The picture above is items from Michael's and Hobby Lobby. I bought 4 new Copics (E31, 0, C1, C3), and made sure to use my coupons :D I also got a new Martha Stewart Scoreboard for less than $10 but I didn't get it to fit in the picture.

 These 3 stamp sets from Recollections I found on clearance for $1.49 a piece! I couldn't leave without them. The robots will make adorable boy cards, the ocean creatures I will use for my daughters upcoming "Under The Sea" birthday party, and then the Halloween ones....well thats pretty self explanatory lol.   Then there is a sentiment stamp set from Hero Arts that was in the clearance bin, it's originally I believe $14.99 and technically it wasn't even on sale but because someone at the store messed up and through a bunch of them in the clearance bin I was able to snag this set for $7.49.    The bag of buttons is from Hobbly Lobby, which I used a coupon for so it was only $2.99. and of course the ATG tape was a necessity, I go through that like it's going out of style. I also got the canister of flowers on clearance for $2
  These paper packs I found on clearance at Michael's for $1.19, they are MME "moments" and "Miss Caroline-Dolled Up" collections. The recollections All Seasons Paper Pad was only $3.99 and it has 180 sheets of adorable pattern papers. Red sticky tape was on clearance as well for $1, and then I grabbed a couple of different brads for $1.99 each. I got glittered black brads, sea shell brads, and heart pearl brads. And the conversation heart stickers for $1 that i'll be using on my daughters Valentine school treats.
This is my most recent SimonSaysStamp haul, this is where I splurged a bit. Chevron backround stamp from Hero Arts, as well as banner die from SimonSaysStamp.
I have been dying to get my hands on this Hero Arts Designer Woodgrain stamp and I finally just couldn't keep it out of my cart. A few more stamps from C.C.Designs, the Coffee Kiki, Nora, and Bunny Lucy. Flirty Anya from The Greeting Farm, and this adorable little Elephant stamp from Stampavie
I also got 2 packs of pattern paper, Bo Bunny's Gabrielle collection and Basic Grey's True Love collection with matching cardstock sticker sheet.
I also got my first Magnolia stamp Tilda with dotbow. And as always whenever I order from SimonSaysStamp they always throw in a special little Thank you treat, this time it was some gorgeous blue rhinestones. 
Okay I know what you're thinking, enough already where's the giveaway?! So here it is...
These 4 adorable Valentine stamps! One lucky winner will receive all 4 of these little cuties. 

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

New camera arrived!

Yay! So excited to have my new digi camera. I got an HP d3500 and so far I'm loving it, although I haven't figured everything out yet. So I thought I would hop on here and share some of my pics I took today just playing with the different settings and also gives me a chance to show you guys what I've been working on lately.

I absolutely love how this card turned out. I used my new Coffee Kiki La Rue stamp from C.C. Designs. I just adore their stamps. The paper I used was My Minds Eye "moments" collection which I was able to find on clearance at Michael's for $1.19! Such beautiful patterns, the only problem I find with these pattern papers is that, because they are so pretty, I have trouble parting with them lol.

Here's a look at one of my newest Valentine cards. Came out super cute, if I do say so myself ;)
And thats all I'll share for now. I'll be back on later for more in depth post about my haul that I promised as well as the giveaway so stay tuned!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Sneak Peak at Haul #1

Hey everyone! Just wanted to hop on here and give a little sneak peak of my Michaels/SSS haul from this week. I'll do another more detailed post once my new camera arrives, as well as start the giveaway. And yes, the products for the giveaway are somewhere in this pile ;)

Tons of great finds! Like the 2 packs of 6X6" paper pads by My Minds Eye that I scored at Michaels for $1.19 a piece!  And the 3 recollections stamp sets I found on clearance for $1.49!  If you're looking for some great deals now is the time to check out your local craft stores. Now that CHA is over with the stores will be clearing out to make room for the wonderful new 2013 items that will be heading their way. I have one more order coming in from All That Scraps. It's my first order with them so I'm rather excited about that as well. So yea once that comes and the new camera (fingers crossed it gets here soon) I'll be back on here with more details from my haul and then the giveaway. Don't forget to subscribe to my blog, like me on facebook at and feel free to leave your questions and comments here I'd love to hear them. Have a great day and happy crafting!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

January update!

Hey everyone! Hope everyone has recovered well from after the holidays and is avoiding the flu that has been going around like crazy! Just wanted to share a little update on things to come. I've recently made a decent size haul purchase through (love that online store!) and when it arrives I'll go ahead and do another blog post to show everyone what I got.  Also soon to come will be my Valentine card series, Mothers Day Cards, Summer cards, and possibly a few other random series as well. I also recently acquired my first set of Copic markers, three tones for skin coloring. I got E00, E11, and R20 for blushing cheeks :D I've been practicing my coloring and paper piecing and I'd like to think I'm getting better. I'll let you guys be the deciding factor in that once I get to posting some new cards here shortly with my new supplies. That should get here in a few days so I will see you guys next week for that post! As always thanks for joining me and I'll see you back here again real soon ;)