Saturday, July 31, 2010

God Bless America

I was so in a rush to make this.. BF was telling me to get ready because we're going to pick up his bike part in Morgan Hill (I think) I still wanted to add more things to this card.

Digital Stamp: God Bless American - Digi Doodle Shop, Audrey Pledging - The Stamping Boutique.
Cardstock: Red - Recollections, White - Wausau Papers, Blue - Color Blocking from DCWV

Smile Pretty

Digital Stamp: Smile Pretty - Words Imagined, KK - The Stamping Boutique
Color Pencils: Light Pink, Golden Yellow, Black and Ivory - Artist's Loft
Cardstock: Light Pink - Recollections, White - Wausau Papers

Someone to Love

Digital Stamp: Alone - The Stamping Boutique, All I ever needed was someone to love - Words Imagined
Color Pencils: Light Orange, Silver, Ocean Blue, Black - Artist's Loft
Cardstock: Light Blue - Recollections, White - Wausau Papers

Bunny Birthday

I can of smeared the glue on the last jewel :( wanted to test out the I-Rock I bought few days ago.. I shouldn't have touch it oh well.

Stamp: Bunny Birthday - The Stamping Boutique
Color Pencils: Light Pink, Dark Pink, Dark Brown, Silver and Cherry Red - Artist's Loft
Cardstock: Pink - Recollections, White - Wausau Papers
Card Sketch: Mojo Monday

Friday, July 30, 2010

Martha Stewart Large Circle Cutter

I tried out my new toy few minutes ago.. All I can say is WOW.. LOL.. It makes the PERFECT circles. Wayyyy better than the Martha Stewart Circle Cutter (I also own this one). It was so easy to use..had no problem.. Instructions was real easy to read (but sorta long.. didn't really read it LOL.. just looked at the pictures). I'll upload more photos of it later on.. I'll probably blog about how to use it :) I'm trying to finish a project I'm doing at the moment.

[UPDATE: JULY 31,2010 12:01AM PST]
Sorry it's kind of dark.. I'll retake all the photos later on.. These were all taken from my phone. On this blog this just shows you where to store your extra blades, how to change the size, and where to put the blade to begin cutting. On my next blog I'll make a video on everything.. :)

This is where you can store the extra blades.

To change the size..pull up..then move it to whatever size you want. Once selected let go.

To get started making circles, flip it upside down and place a blade under the nob. Just plug it in.. It's that simple. To remove the safety cap.. you must slide it off.. DO NOT pull it out..

Moose-las Gracias

Made a thank you card using The Stamping Boutique's digi stamp "Moose". The sentiment I got the idea from Wild Sprinkles Stamping. Cardstock I used for this is white - Wausau Papers and kraft - Recollections. I colored the moose and grass with Artist's Loft color pencils. LOL I think I forgot to color the flower..

In a roll here.. I'm like card making mode LOL.. Sorry it's kind of dark.. I always use my phone to take pictures then I email it directly to Blogger. I forgot to turn on the flash on this one..


Digital Stamp: Audrey in the Rain - The Stamping Boutique
Cardstock: White - Wausau Papers, Light Yellow and Kraft- Recollections
Color Pencils: Light Blue, Cherry Red, Light Yellow, Dark Blue, Ivory - Artist's Loft

Inside of Card:
"Those who say sunshine brings happiness have never danced in the rain" - Elegant Wordart 2

Michaels Run (Again) - Large Circle Cutter

LOL today I went to Michaels. Decided to get the new Martha Stewart Large Circle Cutter :) I also bought a scrapbook case for my 12 x 12 paper. Was going to get more cases because they were all 40% off. Well anyways I bought it.. I couldn't wait.. This retails from $24.99 at Michaels.. I used my 40% on this so it became $14.99..

The large circle cutter looks pretty neat.. It can cut 4-12" circles. I'm going to play with it soon.. I should of bought the large glass mat in the first place. I think I have the small one.. Yea just checked real quick it 9 x 12..

I should stop spending so much money. I'm like At Michaels every single day. If not at Michaels.. I'm either at TJ Maxx, Marshalls or Ross :) those places, you can sometimes find great deals on scrapbooking stuff. Like the paper packs I bought weeks ago. Michaels still carries them and it retails for $19.99 - $24.99. Like the ABC glittery packs.. They're I think $24.99 (12 x 12").. I got them for $4.99 at TJ Maxx and the Martha Stewart's I think $19.99 at Michaels and at Marshalls it was $3.99. Wow what a difference there LOL.. You'll SOMETIMES find great deals NOT always. They don't really carry much scrapbooking stuff.

OMG good thing I bought the I-Rock yesterday. When I was there early today it was all sold out. I was trying to find the stencils (or whatever they are called..I'll check later) for the I-Rock. Which they didn't have ANY and notice all the I-Rock tool were gone.

Well anyways enough with the chit chat I'm off to play with my new circle cutter :)

Thursday, July 29, 2010

What I Got In the Mail

Check my mail and look I got. A ticket to the Scrapbook Expo. I got it from Stephanie from The Stamps of Life. I guess I was one of the lucky 8 who emailed her :)

So excited to see her in person and very excited to go and check it out. This is going to be fun.. I can't wait..

Thank you Stephanie for the ticket. I'll see you soon!!


Michaels Run - I-Rock

Today I decided to go to my local Michaels store and grab me an I-Rock. I think I'll have sooooo much fun with this. There's so much I can do with this :)

Also I saw the new Martha Stewart Large Circle Cutter. I was so tempted to buy it but I was like maybe next time. It cuts circle up to I think 12".


O-M-G!!! LOL I won Chi Chi Memories sketch challenge.. It ended about an hour and a half ago (11:59PM PST) so i went to check the website. You know just to check if they posted a winner :) hehehe.. Next thing you know it was me LOL..

I'm like extremely excited.. its the first time I won a challenge. This is so much fun.. I should really start doing this more often :)

This is AWESOME I got a new digi stamp set to play with :)

Sent from my iPhone

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Let's Celebrate

Trying out Chi Chi Memories's Sketch Challenge. It's a last minute thing, didn't have any of their digi stamps so I bought one from My Grafico. I wanted to get Birthday Boy but they didn't have it so I got Birthday Girl instead. Should of bought it directly from CCM :(

Digital Stamp: Birthday Girl - Chi Chi Memories, Let's Celebrate - Ginger's House

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Today I made an easel card using Meljen's Design digi stamp called Little Apple Worm. I also used Doodle Pantry's sentiment "Peek-a-boo!" which is from Willie Worm digi stamp set. Cardstock I used were white (Wausau Papers) and red (Recollection). I colored the digi stamp with color pencils.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Strong Double Sided Tape

Today I just made an blank easel card using a double sided tape I bought last week from Daiso. It's actually pretty strong. It's holding pretty good.. I wonder how strong is it.. I'm going to try and make either a backpack or a designer bag

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

TJ Maxx Mini Haul

Right after my husband came home I've decided to checkout Ross and TJ Maxx real quick. Wanted to see if anything was new. First I headed to Ross and there was nothing then went to TJ Maxx. Also here I didn't see much so I just grabbed a one paper pack. On my way to pay for it I saw a whole bunch of Martha Stewart Crafts. Saw a corner punch and embossing powder..grabbed and paid LOL.

I wish TJ Maxx, Ross and Marshalls could tell me how often they get scrapbooking shipments :( they would be AWESOME.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Whimsy Stamps New Release Blog Hop

Today is Whimsy Stamps Blog hop day to celebrate the launch of their new stamps:

Moonlit Ride
Maya and Marissa
Jelly Bean

Birthday Letter Seals

Handmade Letter Seals

Fancy Friendship Tags
They have a special blog hop prize for all SIX of their stamps. All you need to do is comment on each and every DT's blog. When you get to Bev's blog enter your name for the random drawing. The hop will run until Noon EST on Monday, July 26th

Happy Birthday

Made this awhile back just kept forgetting to post it.

Stamps: Turtle is from Bugaboo Stamps. The Happy and Birthday are from the happy2becircles stamp set from The Stamp of Life.
Cardstock: Rose Red (Stampin' Up!) and Clear Translucent (The Paper Company).
Ink: Rose Red (Stampin' Up!)
Colored Pencils: Cherry Red, Lemon Yellow, Dark Green, Dark Blue, and Medium Brown (Artist's Loft)

Fin-tastic Birthday

Digital Stamp: Fish from Create with TLC and "hope your birthday is FIN-TASTIC" was from someone I can not remember. Will update once I find where I got it from
Colored Pencils: Golden Yellow for the fish and Light Blue for the bubbles.
Cardstock: Yellow (Recollection - Pastel), White (Wausau Paper)
Accessories: Photo Corner Punch, Glue Dots, Martha Stewart Score Board, Fiskars Personal Trimmer

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Marshalls Run

Today after my daughter's 6 month checkup I was about to just go home but then I saw Marshalls was near by so I decided to check it out. Wanted to see if there is anything interesting..

Well long story short I found few paper pads and a heat embossing kit by Martha Stewart. Lucky to find these there. They're usually around $20 for each of these at Michaels. Got the paper pads for $3.99 each and the heat embossing kit for $5.99. I see the heat embossing kit everyday at Michaels and it's $19.99. Even if you use the coupon it's minus $10 - $12.

Friday, July 16, 2010


Today I wanted to try Create with TLC's challenge. Must use "Park it" freebie stamp.

Cardstock - Kraft (Recollection), White (Wausau Paper)
Colored Pencils - Dark Brown, Medium Brown, Dark Green, Lavender (Artist's Loft)
Accessories - White Ribbon - (American Craft, Elements), Sizzix Big Shot, Classic Scalloped Circles Large (Spellbinders - Nestabilities), Circle Cutter (Martha Stewart)
Digital Stamp - Cottage 1 - There's no place like home Freebie (GTC Crafty Corner), Park it (Create with TLC)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Mojo Monday No. 147

Its my first time trying Mojo Monday’s challenges and is so excited!!! With this all I used was The Alphabet Stack paper pack that I bought from TJ Maxx. Didn’t use any stamps..ribbons, etc. It's just glittered printed cardstock :)

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Happy Holidays

Yesterday I made a card.. I got the idea from Clean & Simple Stamping

Stamp: Merry Merry Merry, Unity Stamp Co.
Ink: Red Rose, Stampin’ Up!
Cardstock: Kraft (Recollection) White (Wausau Paper), Rose Red (Stampin’ Up!)

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Ink Inspirations Blog Candies

It was Jodi's birthday (Ink Inspirations) on Thursday July 8, 2010. She has a BIG birthday candy. A total of FIVE fabulous candies for a better chance in winning :)
  1. You MUST be her follower of her blog. If NOT, become one NOW to be enter.
  2. You MUST post about her CANDY in your BLOG
  3. Leave ONE comment on her post
  4. You HAVE until MIDNIGHT JULY 31, 2010 (PST) to participate
Here are the FIVE exciting CANDIES

Candy #1:
Hanglar baby stamps
Copic Pens

Candy #2:
The Greeting Farm (Roll Call stamp set)
The Greeting Farm (Christmas stamp set)
Spellbinders (Label Nine)
Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page Set (snowflakes)
Martha Stewart corner punch
Sweet November stamp
Sugar Nellie Stamp
Belles n' Whistles Stamp
C.C. Designs Stamp
2 Stampin' Up Roller Wheels
Pack of pink paper flowers

Candy #3:
The Greeting Farm stamp set (Spotlight)
2 Stampin' Up stamp sets
Stampin' Up Star Punch
Smirk Stamp set
3 Sugar Nellie stamps
Belles n' Whistles Stamp
Motivet Stamp
Spellbinders Dies
Prima Flowers pack

Candy #4:
The Greeting Farm stamp set (Sunshine)
3 The Greeting Farm stamps (Cheeky Beauty, Nurse and Mate)
Martha Stewart Border Punch (Butterflies)
Stampin' Up Designer Paper Pad
Making Memories assorted ribbon set
Belles n' Whistles stamp
Kraftin' Kimmie stamp
Sugar Nellie Stamp
Spellbinders Dies

Candy #5:
Martha Stewart Punch around the Page set
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Belles n' Whistles stamp
CC Designs stamp
Stampin' Up stamp set
Swiss Pixies stamp set

Thursday, July 8, 2010


My second challenge.. YAY!!.. I NEVER done ANY challenges before so I'm new to all of this. I can get use to this.. This is so much fun.. I wanted to try out CPS-Card Sketch challenges so I printed out a whale from Create with TLC.

Cardstock - Light Blue (Recollection), White (Wausau Paper)
Colored Pencils - Light Blue, Silver and Pink (Artist's Loft)
Accessories - Light Blue Button

CPS-Card Sketch No. 174

Sweetie Pie

YAY!!! My first challenge LOL. I should do this more often.. This is so much fun..

I used the Vintage Baking Digi and the sentiment "Sweetie Pie" from Create with TLC. I wanted to keep it kind of simple. All I used was the red cardstock from The Paper Company and the white from Wausau Paper. The red corners you see on the digital stamps are from a punch I bought from Michaels yesterday. It's called Victorian Photo Corner. I used coloring pencils to color the digital stamp nothing special. It's a brand called Artist's Loft, I bought that also from Michaels. The colors I used - Cherry Red, Silver, Ivory and Light Brown.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

50% off Coupon at Michaels

50% off any one regular price item From July 4th to Saturday July 10, 2010

Coupon - US Stores
Coupon - Canada Stores

If think doesn't work you can always go to Michael's website

I went there yesterday and I wanted to buy one of the Spellbinders Nestabilities but I couldn't seem to find it ANYWHERE in the store. I asked a sales associate but she didn't know what in the world I was talking about. She doesn't even know what are they. I told her they're dies for the die cut machines and they can also be used as stencils. She was like stencils are here and dies are on that isle. I was like they were in this section. And she was like they're were probably seasonal items that's why you don't seem them anymore. I was like SEASONAL, not even. Well anyways I couldn't find it so I decided to buy a Martha Stewart utility bone folder and a ek success punch (it was on clearance) They had lots of punches on clearance, most of them were gone.

Today I went to Ross and found a few great deals on punches as well. I got the green one for $3.99 and the black one for $4.99. They had tons of paper but decided to just get the punches for now.