Monday, April 19, 2010

Pretty Pressing Blog Candy

No cards from me this weekend :( ! I did start coloring a bunch of TGF stamps for the Card Drive. My fiance said they look like an army of little girlies :) . I should take a picture of them and upload. I'm practicing hair colorings and different color combos. I think I realized I need more Copics markers!!!

Anyways, also, my Mom is stuck in Europe and spent the weekend on the phone with airlines and family trying to get her home. Very stressful!!

Well, Claudia has a beautiful project on her blog and you can win! She makes the most incredible projects.
You can see here and link up to win some stamps and her amazing box!

Have a great day!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Organizing Dies/Embossing Folders

I'm sorry for the lack of posts. I haven't been able to create anything new. I had a busy weekend with family events and then fell a little ill. However, I did do some organizing! I saw this idea on this blog and copied it. I bought these Cropper Hopper Zip-N-Flip Large Organizer Sheets from Walmart (it looks like they are out of stock now, but they are also available from In each package, there are 2 sheets - so that is what you see above. I bought 2 of them. So in the other 2 binder sheets I am putting in my Cuttlebug embossing folders and Quickutz dies. I don't have too many of those right now, so this solution should work for now. I will put these in a 3 ring binder.

This is the magnet sheets that hold the dies. I bought it from Lowe's - maybe $5? I can't remember. There are 3 sheets per package - I cut each sheet up into 6 pieces. Regular scissors will cut them easily. The nesties on the left above I left in on the packaging because I had already glued some magnet strips on there.

I need to do more organizing! My craft area is a big mess I'm afraid to go near it :) !! Let me know if you have any questions!!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Bang.. Gotcha!!

This is my actually my first attempt at an easel card. Like this Shooter girl?? She has a toy gun that shoots out a message on a flap. Thought that was clever of me - haha!

I made this for Battle Week 2 over at The Greeting Farm. We (The Crafty Chicks) decided to submit Beth's card (you can see it here!!), because it was just so creative and amazing! However we found out today that we didn't make it to Round 3. I think Beth's card was one of the top cards, but oh well... The best thing about the royal battle was getting to know Beth and Michelle. They are super talented and we share the love for stamping/crafting and TGF :)

The pattern paper is Basic Grey Lemonade. I used some American Crafts felt alphas. For the other sentiments I used Hero Arts Small Variety alpha stamp set (this is the one I've used and raved about a lot!). I got a new Martha Stewart punch - it's the Deco Shell one. I'll have to try the corner punch with it as well.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Sweet Stella

This is an easel card - been seeing so many amazing cards using this style. It's really cool actually. It folds down to a 5 x 5 card to mail, but then you can open it up and have it sit like this. I can't wait to give this to my friend - she's going to think it's super cool :).

I used TGF Stella - isn't she cute with her bob ?? And some Basic Grey June Bug papers. The frame that is behind Stella is the coordinating chipboard. The sentiment is Making Memories rub-ons. I used the sketch from Farm Fresh Friday challenge this week.

Happy Easter if you are celebrating! Enjoy this beautiful day!