Sunday, January 31, 2016

The Lovely Springtime

I'm pretty sure this stamp started as a bride but I just turned her into a girl in a pretty dress.

This one is super simple.

1. I colored my lovely little lady. She's one of the free images from these copic coloring books I have. I don't remember what colors I used because I did it awhile ago but I wish I remembered how I did her hair because it looks like one of the best things I've done. Then I cut her out with my you guessed it SNC!!!

2. I cut the layering papers they are all form Crete Paper.

That's it. This was by far the easiest card I've made in a while and a toal throw bak to when I started making cards and this was basically what all my cards looked like.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

What I love From CHA 2016

As I'm sure you're all aware that a few weeks ago CHA 2016 happened.  For those of you who might not know what CHA 2016 is here's the scoop. Every January the Craft and Hobby association hosts this big mega show every January. Don't worry I didn't go. Believe me you'd know if I did. But at this show crafting companies can come out and show off there latest and greatest. I've been watching tons of videos over the last few weeks. At least 200 some videos! Probably more! So I've come up with a list of all the things I thought were super awesome!! The majority of the videos I watched and the one I took my notes on werre from They are listed in no particular order, other then the order that I watched the videos I guess.

  1.  This first one a little out of the ordinary. It is the Minc Machine. Yes I know it's not necessarily a new product but this year was the first time I had seen it. I actually watched a lot of videos on all the new Minc products. Here's my thing I really couldn't decide if I like it but I'm definitely intrigued by it. Particularly the mini one. 
  2. Distress Marker Tin: Right now I don't "need" this product. But while I still live at home right now I could end up moving out to follow a job basically at any point now so I've been doing a lot planning and dreaming about my future craft room for well even before moving out from my parents house was a real life possibility. I even have a pintrest board for ti!  This is one of the storage things I think I would love to have in my craft room! I use mostly copics and Chamelon pens which you've seen and those are "my" 2 sets of markers all the other markers technically belong to my mom. I would love to end up with a set of other markers some day and this box would be perfect for them! 
  3. Distress Mini Ink Pads Your probably looking at this video and being like um... this is from 2014... I know this is another of those new to me products. I've been picking up and putting back distress ink pads for years. I've only recently discovered the mini ones and they are definitely the motivation I needed to finally get some Distress Inks! 
  4. Distress Crayons Is anyone really surprised this is on my list. I have to admit I watched a lot of videos on this before I decided that yes in fact I do want these. I've always liked coloring with crayons and am super intrigued by the smudging and water reactivity stuff.  And he manged to convince me that they are really different from gelotos which I am not a fan of. 
  5. Vintage Platinum Glitter Dust  I DO NOT NEED THIS!!! I put this in all caps hoping this would actually discourage me from buying this  I do not need anymore glitter but it's so shiny!
  6. Cosmo Cricket Ressit Pen and Switch Sticks This is a 2 in 1 because it's 2 products in one video. This is another one of those things that I think looks really cool but I'm not quite sure if I would actually use it. 
  7. Lawn Fawn! I basically love everything Lawn Fawn has to offer this year so here's a few videos actually. Let's Polka in The Meadow, Perfectly Plaid , New Stamp sand Dies
  8. Rub on Pens   This isn't the best video of these but it's the best I could find but I think these look awesome. I hate rub ons usually but I really thing I these could change the game for me. 
  9. Thermoweb: They're foiling products are really interesting particularly the ones that don't need the heat to set them since I have nothing that will do that right now. 
  10. Mint This is another one that should not be a surprise. I think everyone is really excited about this one. However I'm still slightly on the fence... Because I can cut clear stamps on my SNC... but I might see if my friend wants to go in with me on this one. Then she can keep it and use it and I'll just borrow it from time to time :). 
  11. Bella Blvd Zoo Crew collection: This one is just a special to me when I saw a video with the lady who designs for Bella Blvd and found out that it's actually inspired by my local zoo! 
  12. MISTI This should not be a surprise to anyone! I want a MISTI so bad!! 
  13. Echo Park: There are quite a few paper collections by Echo Park that caught my eye they are the Carta Bella Designer Card Stock, Dots and Stripes, Dino Friends, Spring 
  14. Doodlebug designs: You've probably see me using a lot of doodlebug designs paper lately and I'm still in love with their stuff this year it's these collections Under the Sea, Garden Collection, Anchors Away 
  15. Happy Planner Storage: I really don't know if I would use this for planner storage... it actually just looks like an awesome bag! 
I hope you've enjoyed this little trip through my favorites from CHA 2016! Do you have any favorites?

Friday, January 29, 2016

Mickey Mouse club

Back to another of my favorite things... Disney!!!

I kind of like that I didn't do a traditional Mickey colored card. He really pops off on the brown and the dimensionals probably help to.

1. This is the other card I got out of the last white card stock base I cut.
2. I colored Mickey a long time ago he is colored with tombow markers.
3. Mickey was cut out on my SNC and so was the star.
3. I cut the layering papers with a 1/4' border. The blue is from the stash, and the brown is from doodlebug desgins
4. I stamped the Hi! which is once again from the mystery stamp set.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

A Boy Card

Alright Friends we have another card! As much as I was struggling to come up with a boy card a few weeks ago now I'm on a role apparently!!

I still feel like it's missing a little something... but I couldn't find anything I liked when I made it. I just sorted through a bunch of stuff so I might have to go back through all that stuff and see if I can find something.

This one was real easy to make.

 1. I cut a white card stock sheet in half to make the A2 size card.
2. I colored in Luca with Truck first. His hair, skin and pants are colored with copics. Everything else is colored with chameleons.
3.. The orange stripe paper is from Doodlebug designs cut to layer at 1/4'
4. Then the blue is from the stash and also cut to layer at 1/4'
5. Finally the Happy Birthday is from that mystery stamp set that was featured on my last card... (and the next few cards actually)

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

I Love You

Today I have for you a nice little valentine day card.

I love La La's have I mentioned that. I seriously think they might be my favorite stamp line. Of course little Heart Banner Marci is supper cute and I'm crazy jealous of her little pigtails. So I want to try and give you all a little more information on how I make my cards so lets see how this comes out.

1. I cut a sheet of Kraft card stock to make the card base. This is an A2 sized card.
2. I used a 6X6 paper pack by doodlebug designs for the red layer I cut it to have a 1/4' layer off the card base.
3. Next up was a purple paper from the stash. I ran it through my cuttlebug with an embossing folder that I'm not sure the name of. Then I went over it with a white pigment ink that dried up after this and then I threw it out and now I can't remember the name of cuz I forgot to write it down. (Distress Picket Fence here I come!)
4. Ok... I guess I actually did this first but it's steps 4 and 5 now... Anyway I stamped Heart Banner Marci with My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink it's whatever the black color is but I don't know the name they gave it. Then I colored her up with a combination of my Chameleon pens and Copics. Her skin tone is chamelon NU1 and her shirt is chameleon V04, her hair is copic... I didn't write down the colors and don't have my markers next to me at the moment but I think it was a combo of E44, E35, and E33. Her dress is what I use as my denim blend which is B93.B95.B97 The hearts in the banner are R85 which is one of my favorite reds it's also the color of her little hair ties. Her shoes are just the black copic marker. After I colored her in I went over the heart banner and her hair ties with clear wink of stella and red wink of stella. Then I cut her out on my SNC.
5. Next up I cut the heart out on my SNC. I think I cut it out with the width just about 2' to fit the sentiment. I'm not sure where the sentiment is from but considering how long I've had it I'm thinking it's either a fiskars set or maybe even inkadinkado but I really think it might be fiskars. I stamped that in Rhubarb Stalk Memento ink then went over that with the clear and red wink of stella. They didn't show up well in the picture but in the bottom pointy part of the heart are 3 tiny little red bling dots from Want 2 Scrap.

I think that's about it for this one. I'm really happy with how it came out.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

  1. 613 Avenue Create: 160 Anything Goes
  2. Lacy Sunshine: Anything Goes
  3. Lil Patch of Crafty Freinds 26: Anything Goes
  4. Crafting When We Can: 111 Celebrating Any Occasion

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Get Orginzed Update

Hi Everyone! I know I've disappeared over the weekend but I'm back with some great stuff to look forward to. So what was I up to? I worked 2 days last week which was awesome! Then I got wrapped up in some reading... I read 3 books in 4 days!  But I'm back on the card making train again! But that's not what we're here for today.

So it's been a week since the Get Organized Challenge officially started and I thought it was time for an update. Week 1 has been successfully completed. We had a few areas we knew we already wanted to go through and purge. And we can barely lift the purge box already!!! Now I know we'll keep purging stuff as we go into the specific challenges but I have to say we've been doing pretty well!  

Week 2 is paper... Which we sort of already did. My aunt moved away and gave us her paper racks since she was downsizing. Along with a whole bunch of other stuff. But when we got the paper racks we moved all the paper into them and followed Tiffany's 4 section system. Then we got new flooring in the room where the paper racks are so we went through everything a second time!  So we're pretty much set for the paper challenge... We still have a few details to work through but it should be a pretty easy week!

As far as the other 2 challenges. I've earned $75 for stamp 2 spend which is awesome because Scrapbook Expo is coming up quick!! And I've been really good at the Use it challenge I've been doing really well with too. I've found myself using a lot of old or never before used stamps but I really think my Scan N Cut has helped with that. I used to these days where I would just color, color ,color and then fussy cut, fussy cut, fussy cut. But now I find that I'm a lot more likely to branch out because it's so easy to cut on my SNC2!

I hope everyone else is doing well! This week I've got some cards, some of my thoughts on CHA 2016, and a big announcement!!

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Monkeying Around

Hi! I have a fun card today.

I didn't plan to send this card but once this monkey ended up on the card I knew it had to go to my monkey loving cousin! It's actually a little smaller because the little monkey is tiny!

Ink:Memento Rich Coca and Chemelon Pens
Paper:Doodlebug Desgins
Accessories: The Paper Studio Embossing Folder

Catch The Bug: Wild Thing

Hiding in my craft room 234 Embossing

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Birthday Cake

i made another boy Birthday card actually it could go either way honestly.

I reall like how this one came out!

Stamp: Sparkle N Sprinkle

Ink: Chemelon Pens

Paper: Doodlebug Designs


Addicted to CAS 79 Cake

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Chase Your Dreams!

Good morning!  I did another something different today!!!!

Gatefold card!!!! Ok... So not that different but still fun!

Stamps: I'm not sure where the sentiment is from... I found it in a random box in a random place.... The Dragonfly is from recollections though!

Ink: Memento Nautical Blue, chameleon pens

Paper:The Stash

Accessories: ART Glitter Pumpkin

MFP Challenge 3 Gatefold Card
Sweet Stampin things with wings

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

2016 Getting Orginized

My 2016 Crafty Resolutions... Your probably thinking it's the middle of January Sam aren't you a little late to the party? Well maybe... But there's a reason.  My mom and I are participating in the Totally-Tiffany Get Organized Challenge which starts today. My mom and I have decided it's time to get organized! So were doing that plus a few challenges over at SCS. Namely Use it 2016 and S2S2016. I'll try and post the occasional update here about how all the organizing goes.I wanted to share some of the plan with you. Keep me honest if you will.

For Stamp 2 Spend my mom and I agreed on "Prices" so every time we complete one of the activities we get to put so much money into a "Craft Budget" so here's what we agreed upon.

5 Cards: $10

5 ATC: $1

1 Premium Item: $5

1 Challenge Entered:  $1

1 Blog Post: $1

1 Gallery Upload: $1

Then for the Get Organized Challenge  we had to come up with rewards for each week as well as the big benifits and this is what we came up with.

What we will have at the end of the challenge or the big benifits
  • More Orginzed 
  • Able to Make More Cards
  • More Time Crafting, Less Time Orginzing 
  • Easy to Find Items 
  • Always Know What We Have
Then the weekly rewards:

Week 1: Chesecake

Week 2: Visit to 2 of my not so local LSS

Week 3: Order from a stamping website we don't useually order from

Week 4: Mani/Pedi Day

Week 5: New Outfits

Week 6: New copic case and some markers

Week 7: Out to a special resturant

Week 8: 1 or 2 craft classes.

We'll see how this goes... 

Monday, January 18, 2016

Sparkle, girly and blue!

Hello! I hope everyone in blog land is doing well! I have a card for you today!!

I usually find myself doing the same kind of things over and over. And I sometimes catch myself doing challenges that only fit what I already do! I have a lot of stuff that I don't use often enough. So I'm working on choosing challenges or combinations of challenges that push me to try something different! You probably won't see any major changes in my style (don't expect to see anything vintage anytime soon) but just trying some new ideas and combinations and things. Anyway today I combined a Girly and Sparkly challenge with a blue and white color challenge and a sketch challenge!!!! Crazy!!!! Not really cuz it turned out super cute!! 
I messed up on the sentiment (reasons I want a MISTI) but it still looks cool. So I left it! 

Stamp: The greeting farm, I'm not sure where the sentiment is from 
Ink: Copic, Memento Nautical Bue
Paper: from the stash
Accessories: Sparkle N Sprinkle Cloud Nine, and Lightning Blue


Sunday, January 17, 2016

Donald Duck

I really like how this one came out! Clean, Simple, Bright and Fun! And continuing with the Disney theme!

Stamps: I don't know what company these are from :(
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, My Favorite Things, Tombow Markers
Paper: The Stash

Crafty Enjoyments #3 CAS
Sisters of Craft January 2016 Anything Goes

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Happy Birthday Princess

I'm back! This time I has Disney Card!

I love Diseny. It makes me happy. Aroua used to be my favorite princess when I was little because she had a pink dress. When I got older I realized I really don't like her movie... So unfortunately she's lost her place at the top of my list and has to settle for 3rd of the classic princesses and 4th of all the princess. But that doesn't mean I don't love using her stamp!

Stamps: The sentiment is from Card Craft Stamps but unfortunately I'm not sure where the princess is from...I've had her since I was probably about 10...
Ink: Copics, Memento tuxedo black, memento rosebud
Paper: The Stash (I should start a paper company and call it that)
Accessories: Want 2 Scrap and I'm not sure where the Washi tape is from.


Creative Craft Cottage 55 release the glitter

A Gem of a Challenge 160 Female Birthday

❄️❄️❄️Winter Marci ❄️❄️❄️

Yup another one today but like a I said I'm playing a little catch up here!

She's cute isn't she and I actually really like this color palette.

Stamps: La La Land
Ink: My Favorite Things, Chemelon and Copic
Paper: just me using up the stash

The pencil case #9 January Colors

Creative Moments 84

Life is Sweeter

Good morning!!! I'm a touch behind on the cards I've been planning to make so you might see quite a few posts over the next few days... Fun fact about me is I absolutely stink at sending cards but I love making them so I do tend to make more then I send. I rarely make cards with anyone in mind or someone to send them to.... Oops... Anywhoo that's not why your here! I made a crazy card on Thursday!

Isn't it cute! I forgot the washi tape on the bottom of the right panel... Oops... But anywho I made a slider card!!!!!!! Ok I'm excited I so rarely make anything other then a standered card but when I saw this monotone challenge and then combined it with the spots and dots challenge and I was like OK! I'm not using a image on this one and decided to try a different type of card and poof slider card! I followed the tutorial on SCS here.

Stamps: Hero. Arts
Ink: Memento Rosebud
Paper: Stash, coordination doodlebug designs
Accessories: Want 2 Scrap, Queen and Co.

Moving Along With The Times 11:.Spots And Dots
Julia Spiri Challenge Blog 09 Monotone

Monday, January 11, 2016

Pink Thank You

I loved making this card pink is my favorite color!

I tend to like clean and simple Thank You cards so that's what I did here. The black card base is kinda different but I like it!


Stamps: The greeting farm, stamps by Judith

Ink:  Memento Rosebud, Copics

Paper: From the Stash

Accessories: Want 2 Scrap and of course my Scan N cut to fussy cut that lovely lady (I swear I will never fussy cut anything again by hand!)

Aud Sentiments 146 Thank You
in the Pink #85 Anything Goes That's Pink
Jade's Sparkling Butterflies #10 All Things Bright and Beautiful

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Tropical Birthday

Good evening everyone! I know my posts have been going up late the last few days but I do have one scheduled for nice and early tomorrow morning.

Tonight we have...

I don't know why it looks so pink in the picture but I promise everything is red! I actually got that image as a "freebie" from a class I took 2 years ago scrapbook expo on copic coloring this little red lady was actually the one I colored in class. She was cut out on my scan n cut and so was the piece with the happy birthday stamped on it!

Stamps: The girl is from The Greeting Farm and I'm not sure where the happy birthday is from.

Ink: Copic and MFT

Paper: the black stripes are Crete paper and the red stripes are doodlebug designs and the regular sold red is just from my stash

Accessories: I'm not sure where the flowers are from and I'm not 100% sure but I think the bling is from Want 2 Scrap


Craft Rocket Challenges #6 Happy Anything

Saturday, January 9, 2016

You Inspire Me

OK.... I am insanely proud of this card.... It look amazing and is by far one of the best things I've made. There was absolutely nothing planned about this I looked at the sketch for the challenge and this is what happened I even messed up!!!


 I meant to make this card vertical but I made it horizontal! And it still looks amazing!!! Now you probably want to see it.

I love it it's cute and fun and ugh I don't even have words. I'm proud of this one.

Now the details:
 Stamps: Recollections, Hero Arts, and Stamps by Judith
Ink: Versa Magic Aloe Vera, My Favorite Things, and Memento Nautical Blue, Tombow Markers
Paper: From the stash

Challenge: CAS(E) This Sketch

Flower Fairy

I know it's late but I do actually have 2 posts for you today cuz I'm crazy like that. (Actually I kept getting distracted by CHA goodies but..)

This card was inspired by C.R.A.F.T. Challenges recipe challenge this week.

And here's the final product

She's a cute little fairy isn't she and that stamp on the side there has probably been sitting around unused for at least 6 months if not longer! Also side note, you might remember that on the last card I used Stamps By Judith Ink... Well I still love her stamps but now that I've tried My Favorite Things I much perter that Ink (I've had it since April and I just used it the first time today... not sure what that means.)

Stamps:  Deerie Doll Morning Glory Fairy Girl, Stamps By Judith I-185 Dot Row
Ink: Copics, My Favorite Things
Paper: Doodlebug Designs, Crete Paper, and from my stash
Accessories: Eyelet Outlet, Forever in Time
Creative Knockouts 123 Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenges 345 Recipe
Jo's Scrap Shack Anything Goes
Creative Fingers Challenge 100 Anything Goes
Crafty Catz 306 Flowers
Brown Sugar Challenges 180 Anything Goes

Friday, January 8, 2016

Boy Birthday

I did it!!!!!  I made the boy birthday card I needed!!!!

Ok the heart kinda messes with the boy theme but it works and I'm ok with that. 


Stamps: Heart Birthday Cake by MICHELLE PERKETT and the happy birthday stamp is from Michels 

Ink:  Chemelon pens, stamps by Judith black ink

Paper: it's from my stash

Accessories: the cake was cut out by my scan n cut :) 


Cute card Thursday : Hey! What's New? (My scan n cut and the Chemelon pens were Christmas presents) 

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Party Pup

I don't need anymore girl birthday cards... I need a boy one.. and in my attempt to make a boy birthday card... I made a girl one... I have one more week to crank out a boy Birthday card. I can do it!!

But she's just so cute!!!!! When I printed her off she just screamed pink and purple.... and to be fair her collar does say party girl so there was no way this was going to be a boy card...

Stamps: Sparkle n' Sprinkle

Ink: Chemelon Pens

Paper: Crete Paper and Stash Paper


QKR Stampede

PDE Linky Party

Amazing Friend

I don't have much family to send cards off to so many of my friends receive them. And we all have Amazing Friends don't we? So here's a card I whipped up to send off to an amazing friend.

Simple and Cute and I'm kind of in love with her hair.

Stamp: Deerie Dolls Jump Rope Girl, Hero Arts

Ink: Memento Rose Red, Chameleon Pens, Copic

Paper: Doddlebug Designs

As You Like It Challenges

Inspired by Stamping  (Sketch)

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Happy "Late" New Year

New Year cards aren't normally something I do but I've seen some New Year challenges, and I found a few New Year sentiment stamps in my stash and decided to give it a go (Although I didn't actually use either of the sentiment stamps...)

 I used some Glitter Pens to draw the fireworks above Luca... They actually look better in the picture then they do on the actual card...

Stamps: La La Land Formal Luca

Ink: Glitter Pens, Copic

Paper, Crete Paper, Stash Paper

Brown Sugar Challenges

Creative Corner

Birthday Baking

Hello!!!! I have another card for you today. I'm pretty much through my major Birthday time but I do have a family Birthday coming up January 12th so maybe I'll end up sending this one!

It's simple but cute. Although now that I'm looking at it I wish I had done it horizontal and at the bottom instead of the top... Oh well... It's still cute and I still like it!

Stamp: Deerie Dolls Lil Cook, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: Copic, Memento Rosebud

Paper: Doodlebug Designs


Seize the Birthday

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Have a Great Day

Hello Again... I went on a bit of a cardmaking spree between Christmas and New Years and did a whole bunch of challenges and now I'm trying to get them all up before they close! But it works well for you because more to look at! But don't get to used to it. :)

 I'm actually kind of proud of this one I'm usually all about the bright girly colors and occasionally the pastel colors but I suddenly find myself venturing into "Darker" colors and it's been interesting but it's letting me use some stuff I usually wouldn't use.

Stamps: Deerie Dolls Lil Polka Dot Girl, Hero Arts

Ink: Copic, Memento Nautical Blue

Paper: Doodle Bug Designs and Crate Paper

Accessories: Washi Tape (I got it in a freebie bag from Scrapbook Expo 2013 so I'm not sure where it's from)


Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2

Stampin Royalty

The House that Stamps Built

Another Get Well Card

I almost never make Get Well cards and now here I am with 2 in only a few weeks. I feel like there one of those things where you really don't want to have to need them but unfortunately you do. Luckily the 2 I have don't need immediate homes.

I've had this little digi hanging around for awhile now and I'm glad she found her place on a card.  She kind of looks like she wants to give you a hug?


Stamps: Deerie Dolls lil nurse

Ink: chameleon pens


Chocolate Baroque Challenge Blog


Insperation Destination 

DRS Desgins Choose a 2015 Challenge (#191 A Real Cutie)

Snowflake Puppy

Hi Everyone! I'm venturing away from the warm weather theme. Although it's still not very warm weather here! I haven't gone all the way back to Christmas but just to winter.

Isn't he cute! He was a birthday present from my parents. It's a cute simple card and I really like it! I had to laugh though when I ended up putting Buddy on the white paper after I cut him out but it did mean I got to pop him up a little bit with those foam square things.

Now the facts:

Stamp: Buddy the Christmas Pup by Sparkle N Sprinkle

Ink: Printer ink, Chameleon Pens

Other: Recollections Bling on a Roll



Whimsy Stamps

The Paper Shelter

2 Crafty Girls

Cute Card Thursday

Monday, January 4, 2016

Puppy Thinking Of You

Hello! I'm back with another card. So far I've been doing pretty good huh! Well it's been less then a week.... So we'll see if I can keep it up. Anyway here's a card for you!

Stamps: Sparkle N Sprinkle Spencer, Hero Arts

Ink: Printer Ink, Chameleon Pens, memento Ladybug Red

Paper: Doodlebug Designs

And get this, Spencer was cut out on my Scan N Cut and so was that little banner part under him! I just didn't cut out the end pieces! Yup I love my Scan N Cut! 

Crafty Creations

Crafty Gals Corner

Freshly Made Sketches

Mod Squad Challenge Blog

C.R.A.F.T. Challenges

Sunday, January 3, 2016

A Goofy Thought

Hi Everyone!!! Hope you have had a happy New Year. Today is well a little Goofy!

I absolutely love Disney and little Goofy is off one of my Disney Stamp Sets! This one is also inspired by a challenge over at The Sketch File (Link Below)
Stamp: Goofy is a stamp although I'm not sure by which company, the sentiment is by hero arts although I can't find the name of the set on the packaging

Ink: Printer Ink, Tombow Markers, Memento Tangelo

Paper: Random Yellow-Green paper out of my stash, DoodleBug Designs

Creative Card Crew
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog
Lemon Shortbread
Tuesday Throwdown

Brother Scan N Cut 2!!!

OK so every year after Christmas I buy myself something I didn't get that I really wanted. Usually it's something kinda small but this year... I went big. I bought myself the Brother Scan N Cut 2! I'd been eyeing up this machine since the first one was announced. And I finally dove in and bought it for myself. I absolutely love it.

I have a learning disability that really messes with my hand eye coordination and fine moter skills making fussy cutting a challenge. Which meant I almost always had someone else cut out anything that was getting fussy cut or I just avoided it all together. Scan N Cut is such a major thing for me because I can fussy cut out my stamps and don't have to wait for someone else to do it for me. It works so wonderfully and even though I still feel a little weird about it since it's the first major purchase I've ever made on my own but I know it's worth it and I know I'll use it and love it.

When I made my first cut I couldn't believe how easy it was to use and how well it worked.
I've been coloring images faster then I can cut them or have someone else cut them. I cut out my whole stash in 2.5 hours. And I even took a break to eat dinner in that time. It would have taken me weeks or months to do this before.

Final Result: I love it it's amazing and I can't wait to keep exploring with it!

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Feel Better Teddy

We've recently had some nasty sickness going around my house. I got sick just before Christmas although I was feeling better for the holidays. Then both my parents got sick while I was on a mini trip for a few days to visit a friend of mine who lives a few hours away. So I made this little card. Everyone is better now so no need to send it. :)

Stamps: Deerie Dolls Sad Teddy, SU Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Pinter Ink, Copic, Memento Cottage Ivy
Paper: White thick card stock from Office Depot, Doodlebug Design, Crate Paper, The Paper Cut
Accessories: Word Window Punch

Atlantic Hears Sketch
Crafting From the Heart

Love to Scrap Challenge Blog

Ruby's Rainbow Challenges

Chamelon Pens

So a little break from cards today but I want to do a little product feature. Last August I went to Illinois for Scrapbook Expo. A vendor was selling chameleon pens and I pointed them out to my mom saying I had heard of them and I really thought I wanted them but was worried about my copic collection. I of course had done the research that they worked together but I worried they would go unused. I had seen a something at another booth I wasn't sure I wanted and while we were walking around I decided I did in fact want it and went back to go get it, she told me she didn't want to back track and would meet me. Well apparently she was doing some Christmas shopping.  Because I opened presents Christmas morning and was surprised to find a new box of Chameleon Pens under the tree. While I had wondered off at Scrapbook Expo my mom and gone back to that booth and bought me the whole set! All 22 pens! I was so shocked!!!!! Of course I opened them right away and began coloring.

The dog was the first thing I colored when I opened the new pens, and Fancy Marci was the last thing I colored that day. My overall opinion? I LOVE THEM! They are so awesome and easy to use. Will I get rid of my copics? No Will I stop buying more Copics? No. But I know I'll get just as much use out the chameleons as my copics.

Friday, January 1, 2016

First Card of the New Year

Hello Everyone!!! Here's the first card of the new year WOOHOOO!!

I'm not sure why this picture came out so wired and I do apologize for that. I'm not quite sure what's going on there. Anywho. I thought this would be a nice card to share today because even though it's not specifically a new years card she kind of looks ready to a new year party doesn't she?

Detail Time

Stamps: Fancy Marci from La La Land Crafts (This particular one is a digi)
Ink:Printer Ink, Chameleon Pens
Paper: it was just some green paper I had lying around...
Accessories: Recollections Frames

Do you see something new on that list... I do... Chameleon Pens... Those were one of my Christmas presents! Next post will probably be a little write up on them.

613 Avenue Create
Lacy Sunshine
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 
4 Crafty Chicks

Happy New Year

Just wanted to pop over and say Happy New Year!! May it be a great year with lots of Stamping and Crafty fun.