Happy 4th of July/Birthday To My Sister!!

Hello and welcome back fellow crafters!! I wanted to share with you a card I made for my sister's birthday. It just so happens that it's on the 4th of July and she is obsessed with everything patriotic. I found the card on Pinterest and was lead to the blog Just Give Me Stamps. I absolutely love the card and had to replicate it!!

It's a standard A2 sized card with lots of layers, some embossing and distressing!! The stars are Verve's Seeing Stars Stamps.

The Birthday Wishes is also a Verve stamp. Here's the sentiment on the inside.

I know my sister will just love the card!! It's the right amount of Birthday and the right amount of Americana!! Hope you enjoy!!



Welcome back fellow crafters!!! I'm back to cardmaking and back on the design team for Regina at The Cutting Cafe!! YAAY!! I've missed these very talented ladies!! This project for The Cafe was Cupcakes!!! Yum!!! Who doesn't love cupcakes!?!?! I choose to work with 13 Shaker Card Templates & Cutting Files from The Cafe. It's got an assortment of different shakers you can make including this cute cupcake!!

I had some fun cupcake and baking paper that I got at Hobby Lobby and have been wanting to use for a while. It's a 6'' square card and I did the cupcake as a small shaker. Super cute right!?!

I used real sprinkles for the inside of the shaker. Probably not such a great idea since they started breaking and crumbling up pretty quickly! 

I downloaded the "Keep Calm" Font from online as I just love anything "Keep Calm". So now I have the font to do it! 

I hope you enjoy!

Happy Fathers Day!!

Welcome back fellow crafters!! I wanted to share with you the card I made for my boyfriends dad for Fathers Day. Another card inspired from Pinterest! Gotta love Pinterest!!!

I love the more vintage masculine papers with this card. I did it a 6'' square card. 

The ties are from Regina at The Cutting Cafe. It's the For My Tie-Rific Dad Printable Stamp Set and I converted the pdf's from that set to svg's so I could cut them on my Cricut. 

Here's the sentiment on the inside. I found this from a google search and thought it sounded just perfect!!

The original card was scrap-lifted from here.
Hope you enjoy!!!


Happy Birthday Mom!!!!

Hello fellow crafters!! I'M BACK!! YAAAY!!!! Lots of amazing changes in my life which kept me away from crafting. My boyfriend and I moved to Northern California for work back in February and I've been trying to get our home back in working order. Mostly so I could craft but also so we could find our clothes…who am I kidding, it's so I could craft!

So here's my first project back! It's my moms 74th birthday and I wanted to make her something special! I found this card on Pinterest and HAD to make it. I LOVE Pinterest….sooo much inspiration there!

It's a standard A2 card with some embossing and a knife pleat ribbon. Lots of stuff I've never tried before so I thought why not!?! I pierced, layered even did some hand stitching. I'm still trying to learn how to stitch paper on my sewing machine, just got to find my sewing machine!!! Hehehe. I had a hard time with the knife pleat, big hands and small ribbon don't mix sometimes….especially when you're trying to do tiny little folds on it. So after six hours of messing with it I finally quit and asked a very talented friend of mine who makes clothing to do it. She did it in 10 minutes. JEEEZ!!!! Thanks Kaja!!!

Here's the sentiment on the inside.

I think it turned out pretty good for my first card back and doing stuff I've never tried before! Hopefully you all enjoy!!! I'll be back soon with Design Team projects for Regina at The Cutting Cafe!!!

Here's my mom and I on the trolley in San Francisco. She came up from Los Angeles to help me unpack and feel more comfortable at home. Thanks Mom!! I couldn't have done this big of a move without you and Whitney!!! I love you both sooooo much and miss you!!!

In Chinatown.

And here's one of my boyfriend and me at Alcatraz Island with our beautiful new home in the background!!

Here's one of my most favorite views ever!!! The Golden Gate Bridge!! I still can't believe that I'm here!!!