Monday, December 7, 2009


Today's card is an a cute owl birthday card. I am always on the prowl for a masculine birthday card. I think this one will do the job.

The stamp is from the $1 bin at Mike's, the leaf and branch from $1 g studio clear stamps (probably from Mike's also) and sentiment is from Stampin' Up, recently inherited from my sister (Thanks Jen!), and Old Olive stamp pad. DP is from DCWV "Indian Summer". I love that stack! Beautiful fall color coordinated.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Sending out my warmest wishes for a happy Thanksgiving because today it will be 80 degrees! Yeah! Love running the air conditioner in November. My warmest wishes also include a yummy harvest snack called a "Blessing Mix", filled with all kinds of sweet, salty and crunchy treats.
I packed them in a cello bag then created a "sleeve" to wrap it in. The sleeve is made from one 12 x 12 inch designer paper, cut in half.

Then I glued the two long ends together to make a 6" x 24" strip. Wrapped that around the bag, stapling at the top. Then made a topper and attached with super sticky tape.
Hope my friends enjoy it!
Gobble, Gobble.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Easel Card

Today's card is a birthday card for my lovely mother-in-law.

I have wanted to make one of these for a long time. Very fun and easy!
It's an easel card meant to be displayed.
Under the front is a blank spot to write a personal message.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Today's card was inspired by my nephew Wesley. He is part Samoan, part cowboy and ALL boy.
His mom, my cute sis (Hi Jen!!!) bribed, I mean, rewarded him for something terrific he did and his prize was a cowboy belt with shiny buckle. I think I'll have to save one of these for his next birthday.
Yee Haw!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Sweet Treats Box

I's been a month, and I was doing so well. Then came October. It's always crazy. But here is something new and darling! A sweet treat box filled with chocolates, of course. I made this as a thank you to a friend who helped judge a photography contest at the elementary school. She did it at the last minute, being 8 months pregnant and I am sooo grateful!

I C.A.S.E.d the idea from Cosmo Cricket blog (p.s. I love their paper...can't find it anywhere in the valley...stupid stores closing all over town!)
The box is made from 1 sheet of 12 x 12 two-sided designer paper. How cool is that!

I made a 6 inch topper, folded in half, and added a scallop edge.

Look at those Reese's peanut butter cups all snuggled inside that cute little box.
It's a good think I don't like those! HAhaaa!


Monday, October 12, 2009


Here is Frankie, my scary Halloween monster.
Actually, he looks tired/goofy. He was so simple to construct. Eyes were made with 1 3/8" circle punch and hair was freehanded jagged. A little sponging on the edges and mouth and "scars" with pen. Enjoy!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Happy Harvest

Hi friends,
Today's card is my new cuteness. It makes me smile with simplicity. The designer paper is from Papertrey's "Autumn Abundance. I am loving the fact that Papertrey makes "card maker scaled" paper in a super smart 8x8" portfolio. Sweet! The olive green, yukon gold and berry cardstock from Bazzil. The sentiment is from one of the G studio $1 from Jojo's.

Sweet Pea keeps asking me what I am going to do with all of these cards? I have NO idea. I only know so many people, Grandma's, etc... to send cards to. What is a girl to do?

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Mojo Monday 106

Hola! Here is my submission for the Mojo Monday challenge.
This is the second week in a row I have tried the challenge. I dedicate my Mojo Monday card to using up the TONS of designer paper I have squirreled away. This was a pretty floral I have been dying to use. I also tried out my new G Studio ink from the $1 bin at Jojo's. It's sparkly!!! I liked the second card better that the first...too much pattern going on there.
This week's winner get a $24 Verve stamp!! Yeah. . . Cute stuff.
Let me know what you think! Enjoy!!!

Monday, October 5, 2009


Shout Out to Sweet Pea who created my awesome new banner on both my blogs. She is completely talented and I am jealous. However, I know how to clean and cook, so we make a great team. Love you girl!

Sunday, October 4, 2009


Yesterday was World Card Making Day and I was thinking about some of my peeps who are Disney Freaks. They aren't true freaks. They just REALLY, REALLY like Disney stuff: sticker's on their cars, annual Disney cruises,chatting on Dis message boards online, annual park passes, dressing their kids up in several different outfits when they go to the park. You know who you are Susie, Sonia, Kim....
Just hope you guys don't have like Disney Thanksgiving china or something crazy.
Yep, probably gave someone an idea.
Well, don't look because this is your birthday card!

Do you get it? Many...Minnie? Is that too punny or just dumb?

I've had this Minnie stamp FOREVER. I can't even remember...maybe 10-12 years. Anyways, I think this was the first time I have every loved using it. I think I used it when grading papers. Whatever! But I used my virtual friend Deb P's layout from a card swap we did together. She is a genius! I hate giving away her cards.

All the paper is from Jojo's
  1. Yellow paper was "Hot Off the Press" Gingham and
  2. Red was Sandy Lion "Mickey Paper - Red Polka Dots"
  3. Black tiny dotted is "Die Cuts with a View"
Let me know whatcha think!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Welcome to My Creative Stuff

My life is just sooo thrilling, that I need 2 blogs. At "Currently Crafting...", that is exactly what you will find. Of course, it is all subjective. If it were total garbage, you wouldn't see it at all. This will be the stuff I love, and very proud of, or makes me giggle with crafty excitement.
These were made out of left over girls' camp stuff. The stamp is from JoJo's $1 collection.

I am quite proud of this little lady. I was goofing around with my circle punches and thought this would be cute. Whatcha think?