Holiday fun with Mama Elephant & Me.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


Happy Wednesday everybody.. Today I have a cute project for you that I created for a custom order. These are cute Money holders to give out as gifts. This is also for the challenge over at Mama Elephant and Me.. Holiday cards & Tags. 


I created the envelope from a piece of Crumb Cake card stock (SU) and stamped the snowflake from the No Peeking set (ME) with white ink.. I stamped the "A gift for you" & red dash line along the lower part of the envelope. 


Then I stamped the stitched line along the upper portion of the envelope in black ink. I created the tag using the Basics Die set and stamped the reindeer and To From in black ink from the No Peeking set as well. I colored the deer in with my Copics and added some Clear wink of stella to the scarf. I also stamped a grommet and colored that in with markers as well. 


And the bow.. OMG how cute is that. It's adorable but after making 15 of these they because a little less cute Ha Ha. But they totally make the tag! I attached the tag with some dimensionals and then I added the bow with some Multi Medium Matte. 

Head over and check out the other fun tags and Holiday cards on the blog


Thanks for stopping by! 

Deer fun for Simon Wednesday Challenge!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


This week at Simon Says Stamp the Wednesday Challenge is all about stars.. I created this fun Deer card for Christmas. Once I started with this one I keep going and made three more designs.. Who doesn't love Gold Foil, Glitter & Stars!!! 


I used the the Essentials by Ellen Brushstroke Christmas set for the background and then I die cut the Prize Stag from the same collection using some Gold Foil paper from DCWV. There are some splatters of gold ink around the back as well. The patter paper is from The Teresa Collins Hello My Name is 6x6 Pad. 


The sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh. One the next one I had to use some Glitter so I created the same graphic background and stamped the stars from the Brushstroke Christmas set in VersaMark and embossed them in Gold glitter embossing powder from American Crafts. 


On the third design which was actually my first card.. I stamped the dot splotches from the Brushstroke Christmas set and embossed them in Gold embossing powder to coordinate with the Gold foil Stag. 


My card base is black and I added a white panel inside to write the message. This is such a stunning set of cards in person and they are rather easy to mass produce. 

Head over to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge and check out the other great products featuring Stars! 


Thanks for stopping by! 

Sunday Catch Up!

Sunday, November 16, 2014


Happy Sunday.. I hope you are all having a great weekend. Today I have a few more cards for you that i've created in the past few weeks...


These are some cards I created by free hand drawing the Balloons and coloring them in with Distress Markers. 


I stamped the sentiment from Mama Elephant's Make a Wish set in Memento Black ink.


I created a light wash in the background and then I added a few splashes of ink. 


I trimmed the watercolor paper down and added it to my card bases. This is a great design for a Masculine or Feminine card. 

Thanks for stopping by today! 




I've gone and run off again...

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Wow has it been 2 weeks since I've posted anything. Sorry about that everyone, life has been crazy busy here and I've been working on custom orders for Christmas cards. I've been creating just haven't had a chance to post anything.

Today I have some of the projects I've been making to share with you.. 

I'm still cranking out Birthday Cards for friends these are two that I made recently. 


I used the Stampin' Up! set "In this together" and I colored her in with Copic markers. It was a bit tricky coloring in those small spaces.. Ha Ha I made one in Purple and another in Red and Black but I didn't get a pix of that one before it was mailed out. 


I used the same color Copics for her dress to color a piece of card stock to stamp the sentiment on so it would match. That's one thing I'm trying to get used to .. straying from the Matching elements. 

Up next is an adorable card I made for one of my son's teachers. How cute is this Mama Elephant set? Sorry this is a quick pix I took while it was on my desk.. See I told ya crazy busy and after that rainy day incident with my penguin card I'm scared to film outside ha ha.


I used the Lil' Inkers stitched rectangle dies and I added dimensionals to the inside rectangle so you could see a peek of the card base through it. The card base is Coastal Cabana to match the cupcake. 

I used the Mama elephant sets "Carnival Cupcakes & Make a Wish". I stamped the Happy Birthday in Smoky Slate and then I stamped the cupcake and bunny onto some white and colored them in with Copics. Before I added them to the front of the card I spritzed some Costal Cabana Ink around the Sentiment. Then I added some Sequins. 


I added a sentiment to the inside using the coordinating set "Carnival Toppers". I love how the Smoky Slate & Costal Cabana look together. 

Thanks for stopping by.. I'll be back later with a few more projects! 



Under Construction

Friday, November 14, 2014

In the process of a Blog makeover tonight.. Bare with me as I move things around and excuse the mess!

Stampin' Celebration & Halloween Treats!

Friday, October 31, 2014


We'll I'm officially a week late posting my card for Stampin' Celebration! Once again just not a lot of time to write up a post. A new Inspiration challenge started on Monday and I love the colors in these photos! 


I pulled from the colors and the pink roses for my project. 


I used the FTL311 sketch as well.. 


My card base is Pool Party and then I created the wood background by stamped the Hardwood background 3 times in Chocolate Chip, Smoky Slate and White off setting it a little each time onto a piece of crumb cake card stock. Cut it into strips and sponge the edges of the strips. I placed them onto the card base and trimmed them off. 


I stamped the roses in Pink Pirouette and Blushing Bride and fussy cut them. The leaves are stamped in Wild Wasabi & Pear Pizzaz. I stamped the sentiment across the background in Chocolate Chip and added a few Sequins. 

The Stampin' Celebrations Challenge is open until Friday Nov. 7th @ 9pm EST. Head over and see what the other Design Team members created with the Inspiration Photos above. We hope you will join us! 

Lastly today I have a cute little Halloween project I made for my son's class. 


I made 23 of these little Matchbook candy holders. The Holder measures 6 3/4 x 2 1/4 .. Score @ 3, 3 1/4 & 6 1/4. I used a staple to hold the candy in and create the flap. They were time consuming... but he loves handing these out and he's getting older so their won't be many more times to create these for him. 

Hope you all have a Safe and Happy Halloween!! 

ME & FMS159!!!

Monday, October 27, 2014


I had a chance to play along with the "anything goes" challenge again at Mamma Elephant & Me... I used the current sketch at Freshly Made Sketches along with the set "Up and Away".


I created a white card front that I embossed with the Large Stitched Rectangle die from Lil' Inkers and then I stamped the sentiment in the lower corner. And adhered that piece to a Pacific Point card base. Then I created a square panel and added some Salty Ocean Distress in to create a sky background. I die cut the clouds from the Landscape Trio die set. 


I stamped the umbrella in black ink and then the bunny onto a piece of scrap white along with a second umbrella image. I added a black matte to the sky piece and adhered it to the card front with dimensionals. I colored the bunny and top part of the umbrella with Copics and fussy cut them out. I adhered the bunny with some dimensionals and paper pieced the umbrella. To finish it off I added some Pretty Pink Posh sequins and clear Wink of Stella to the bunny's belly, nose & umbrella. Once it was dry I added a few white dots to the umbrella with a white gel pen. 

And the best part, this didn't suffer the fate of a puddle... Ha Ha!!! 


The Freshly Made Sketches challenge ends today (Monday) @ 12pm PST.. You still have time to play along.. The Mamma Elephant & Me challenge ends on Oct. 28th. 



Thanks for stopping by.. Grab some Coffee and get Crafty!!