Monday, July 26, 2010


Here's my ATC for May 2010. The little chick is by Denami Design, and the sentiment is by A Muse.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

I Ruff You!

Hi there!

I'm still recovering from the weekend. On Saturday, we took a long drive (10+ hours in one day!) to a beautiful wedding just outside of Yosemite National Park. The scenery was amazing:

Royal Arches

Half Dome

Bridal Veil Falls

The only downside was that we didn't get home until 1am on Sunday morning. Needless to say, my sleep schedule is all out of whack and I haven't created anything since then. However, my ATCs just came back from the group I'm in, so I thought I'd post a pic of my ATC for this month:

I love this little stamp by Taylored Expressions! The sentiment is by A Muse, and I die cut the bone using my Cricut. The heart is glittered with Stickles.

Going back through my ATC binder, I noticed that I have a couple others I never shared, so keep an eye out for those later in the week!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Ghosts in the Trees!

I've had the idea for this card ever since I saw this Birch Forest with Leaves stamp at the A-Muse-A-Palooza event I attended last week at Stamp on Over. It's a haunted forest!

The ghosties are actually part of an old clear set, Simple Celebrations, which I just love and use all the time. With a little masking, I was able to make them pop out of the forest and howl their hellos.

Coincidentally, this card also works for this month's A Muse Lounge Challenge, "Holidays in July." I'm sure that this challenge was intended to get us all thinking about Christmas, but I always find it difficult to start my cards when it's sunny and hot outside.

When do you start your Christmas cards?

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Sketch Challenge #91

Here's a rose-themed birthday card I did for Tracy's Sketch Challenge #91. You can see the challenge here.

The stamps were from the Clear Design: Cupcakes set by Hero Arts.

To a Sweet Friend

After volunteering for a week at Girl Scout camp with one of the nicest ladies ever, I had to get her a little something. Bobbin (her camp name) loves cake decorating, so I broke down and got her this:

Doesn't it look like the organizing thing of a cake decorator's dreams?! I wish I could find something that handy-dandy for my stamps!

Anyway, of course I had to whip up a card to go with it. I pulled out one of my clear sets from the Cat's Pajamas and got to work.

The patterned paper's from a paper pack I found at Target (by Colorbok), and I made the die cut using my Cricut. Hope she likes it!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Pajama Party Challenge #4: Summer Food!

The last challenge is to make a card inspired by summer food or beverages, so I went the drink route, quick and easy.

Thanks for looking!

Pajama Party Challenge #3: Water!

The third challenge was to make a card based on the word water. After a failed attempt at a school of fishes in the ocean, I decided to scale down my efforts and made a fish bowl instead.

Since I wanted to cut a very unique outline, I ended up attaching a white card base to the back of it (2.75 inches x 2 inches folded). I think this may be my favorite card of the bunch, just for its shape.

Pajama Party Challenge #2: Beach Party!

The second challenge is to create a card based on the idea of a beach party. Rather than a human party, I thought it would be fun to party animal style. The blue/white notecard is by A Muse, and it really made putting my scene together a breeze.

Pajama Party Challenge #1: Hot!

Tonight was the A Muse Pajama Party in honor of the Halloween/Christmas release, and although I've been out of the card-making loop for a while, I jumped at the chance to play. I started up a bit late, but I did keep to the 30 minute time limit. (You can find out more about the challenges at

The first challenge was to make a card inspired by the word "hot."

When I think of hot, I think of being a little kid in the summer in the hot California sun, and nothing cooled me off better than a treat from the ice cream truck. I picked up this adorable Doodlebug paper a couple of weeks ago, and it was just calling my name as I was scrounging for supplies, so onto the card it went! I also especially love the striped ribbon by May Arts.