Friday, January 7, 2011

3D Dalia Card

My sister sent me a beautiful get well card in the mail the other day. I loved it so much I had to make one myself. Of course I had to do different colors so I wouldn’t be completely copying hers. You can see hers by clicking HERE. And here is my take on it. She also sent me some cool digi stamps that I can’t wait to try out. I’m also entering this in a challenge over at PaperPlayChallenges .
I went for a cleaner look this time. I thought about inking the edges but was afraid I wouldn’t like how it looked and I was so pleased with this I left it. Thanks again sis for the beautiful card and for the idea on the flower. If anyone wants to see how to make this flower Sarah has a link to the video on her BLOG. Hope everyone is having a wonderful day.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

A Giveaway at Getting Cricky



Kristen over at is having a wonderful giveaway. Check it out. When she reaches 1200 followers she will be giving away the Twinkle Toes cartridge.


Head over and check out her amazing work. Wish I had a quarter of the talent she has.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Changing my blog design

Can anybody tell me how to change my blog design. I know about their templates and all but can you use your own design or something you found online somewhere. What about the blog header? I see so many beautiful blog headers and I want one. How do I do it? I’m pretty computer savvy so if someone could give me some quick instruction I’m sure I can follow. Oh and how do you add different pages to your blogs? Is that possible?

Wow, my first award

Wow, thanks sis. That is just what I needed to put a smile on my face. Now, hopefully I can get feeling good enough to make it stand true. Since you named me then I don’t guess I can name you can I? I’m going to anyway, I love the stuff you make.

Okay so this is my first award, given to me by my sister Sarah at

Ive got attitude blog award

In order to qualify for the $5.00 Digi’s With Attitude! Gift Certificate you must state 3 things that makes you different from everyone else and you must nominate 5 blogs. Lastly, you must display the Blog Award Badge (above) in your sidebar and link it back to the Digi’s With Attitude! Challenge Blog.

If you have been awarded the “I got the Attitude! Blog Award” and you have followed all the steps please email claim your Gift Certificate. Include your full name and your blog name. Only one gift Certificate per person & blog please.
Gift Certificates will be sent to you within 48 hours of receipt on a business day via a reply to the email received.

3 things that make me different:

1) I absolutely love love love to take pictures

2) I have a ton of card making and scrapbooking supplies that I don’t even know what to do with most of the time

3) I’m going to school part time to be an elementary school teacher (at the age of 38)


5 blogs that I nominate are:

1) Sarah



4) Norma

5) Paper Issues 

Saturday, January 1, 2011

A Get Well Card

I still feel really bad but I wanted to do something besides lay on the sofa today. Yesterday I told you the only motivation that I had was maybe to make myself a get well card. Well, I didn't make it for myself but I did make one. The card was cut in Sure Cuts A Lot 2 but as usual I am not sure exactly where the cut file came from. I'm entering this card for a challenge over at Meridith Scraps so wish me luck!

The card itself was cut out of a plain beige cardstock. The patterned paper behind all the butterflies is from K&Company. The little flower in the corner was cut out of the same paper by hand as was the big butterfly on the front.

The entire card was inked around the edges with Rubber Stampede Coffee Bean Ink pad. I love to ink, to me it just seems to bring everything together. Now, I just need some colors besides brown. I am also thinking I would like to try chalking some too.

Hope you all have a wonderfully, creative 2011!

An update to this post. My BF actually said it was cool, must mean it is really good. All I ever get out of him when I say "Honey, look at the card I made" is a "yea" or "uh huh". WooHoo, I am def pleased. :)