Sunday, January 22, 2012

Hearts Aplenty!

These adorable dotted hearts are the focal point on this card.  The smaller one was turned around to add contrast. The sparkle was added using Creative Charms Gradient gem Stickers in red in the center of the hearts. DP was from Studio G

This card is a revival from one that I did several years ago.  The hearts are used to create a flower on a stamped stem and the butterflies accentuate the sentiment.  Gem stickers were added to the punched lace edge,

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Winter Birthday Wishes

  For the card base I used White Bazzill card stock and edged the bottom with the MS Snowflake border punch.  The Snowflake from the Kit of the Month from Creative charms was embellished with the snowflake and stars from the Winter Seasonal Sparkles with another snowflake added to the corner of the sentiment.  The DP is from Authentique Journey collection and the solid card stock is Night of Navy and the sentiment is from Watercolor Tri stamp set both from StampinUp

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Frosty the Snowman!


We all know that Frosty was a jolly, happy soul, and so he is on this card!  This stamp is from JustRite Stamps and he was colored with copics.  Used Spellbinder dies to cut out and mat the snowman.  Used the Vintage Blue Flower  buttons because they reminded me of snowflakes!

Here is a close up of Frosty and his frosty flakes.  I also love the look of the lacy snow on the card.  Just the right touch.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Oh ChristmasTrees!!

I am working on getting my Christmas cards done for this year. I still have a way to go.  Here are 2 samples of cards.  The first one uses the Green Wide Fancy Polka Dot Ribbon wrapped around triangles to build a Christmas tree.  It is decorated with Holiday Gradient Gem Stickers and Red & Green Vintage Jewels all from the Creative Charms Deal of the month.  The tree trunk is also one of the Vintage Jewels.  I like how this one turned out.

This Christmas tree was stamped on card stock and once again decorated with the Holiday Gradient Gem Stickers from the Deal of the Month at Creative Charms.  This deal is jam packed with goodies and perfect for completing all your Christmas cards!

Friday, November 25, 2011

A Gingerbread Christmas!

Who doesn't love a Gingerbread Man and a Gingerbread House?  I had so much fun making these shaped cards and what better Christmas cards to start with than Gingerbread cards?  They were both cut from SVGcuts Warm Gingerbread SVG kit and sweetly embellished with assorted Creative Charms gems!

This Gingerbread Man is showing his sweet sentiment with a banner  enhanced with Gradient Gem Stickers on the bows and also one for his sweet little red nose. Card stock used was red, white and green glitter card stock from Bazzill.   The fur for the hat and boots were cut using White Daisy CS from CTMH and embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder.  Delicious!!

And how about this sweet little Gingerbread House.  This one is embellished with both the Gradient Gem Stickers as well as the Vintage Jewels stickers in red and green!  The white Gradient Pearl stickers on the snow on the rooftop worked perfectly.  The candy cane and gum drops are cut from glitter card stock from Bazzill and the base is cut from Brownie Co'ordinationations card stock also from Bazzill.  Makes me so ready for Christmas and all the magic that goes along with it!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Christmas Candy Winner!!

Congratulations to the winner of the Christmas Blog Candy!

Laura (tweetyb) said...Love the tissue box cover!! So beautiful!!
♥ Laura ♥

Email me you address so I can send your prize!!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Creative Charms Blog Hop & some Christmas Candy!!

ng. This adorable stocking can double as both a Christmas Ornament for your tree and a gift card holder.  Just flip up the cuff on the stocking and fill it with a gift card of your choice.  Anyone would love to receive one of these Christmas stockings!  The stocking was cut with my cricut and adorned with Christmas Holly and red Vintage Jewels.  A loop of the red Velvet Ric Rac Ribbon is used to hang the stocking!

Here is is open with a card inside!  I also used an embossing folder to add dimension and texture to the stocking.  The "Berries" are popped up with dimensionals.  Super easy and fun to make.  Here is a link to the pattern to make the stocking.

I made a few of these adorable Tissue Covers for Christmas gifts last year.  I used a Winter Theme so they could be used beyond the Holidays. The snowflakes are in the Winter Medley set of the Seasonal Medley collection and layered over the punched snowflakes from blue glitter CS.

They are accented with Gradient Gem Stickers to give them more sparkle and are also added to the snowflakes on the top border.  The panels on the tissue cover are embossed using the Cuttlebug embossing folders and inked to bring out the embossing.  These were a big hit with the recipients!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Chris' Kit - Breast Cancer Fundraiser!

Hello Everyone – for the rest of this month, all net proceeds from all Creative Charms web sales are going to be donated to the Susan Koman Foundation in memory of Chris Hertel.

Chris worked very closely with Creative Charms designing their catalog, creating the logo and all the new packaging and anything else they could come up with for her to create. This past July she lost her battle with breast cancer. She left behind a husband and two children. Their wish (and hers) is the find a cure to this disease so that families will no longer have to lose their wives, mothers and daughters to this horrible disease.

 They are also featuring a pink kit called Chris’ Kit:

Chris’ Kit – 57 Pieces- $9.99 (Regular Price $23.21)

·         Pink 3D Sparkly Butterfly Garden Brads – 12 Pieces
·         Pink Sunflowers – 4 Pieces
·         Violet Vintage Jewels – 12 Pieces
·         Pink Vintage Jewels – 12 Pieces
·         White with Pink Sparkled Flowers – 6 Pieces
·         Pink Sparked Butterflies – 2 Pieces
·         Pink Sequin and Felt Flowers – 3 Pieces
·         Pink Sheer Flowers – 6 Pieces

Here is a sample of a card made using the Pink Sequin and Felt Flower

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Boo to You!!

  Another Halloween card to share! The card was made using the Halloween Vintage Frame stickers from Creative Charms as the "o's" in Boo.  The B is chipboard inked with Ranger Dried Marigold Distress Ink and then stamped with Dusty Concord Distress ink.  Tip: It takes a long while for the ink to dry on the chipboard so I suggest using a heat gun to dry it before handling it.

This Halloween Treat was made by cutting the DCWV CS with a Spellbinders die and then framing it with black card stock and rounding the corners.  I used one of the Halloween Twinkle Stickers also from Creative Charms to enhance it.

On October 28th, join us for a Blog Hop for Creative Charms and see all the wonderful creations from their Design Team.  There will be Blog Candy too, so be sure to join us!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Halloween repost!

This is a repost from last year but it show the adorable Halloween Twinkle Stickers available in the October Kit of the Month.  You can have a chance to win this great Kit by commenting on this Post on the Creative Charms blog. See below what is in the kit of the month and the deal of the month...hope you win!!

October Kit of the Month - 102 Pieces - $14.99

Each Kit Includes:
  • Fall Seasonal Sparklers - 21 Pieces
  • Halloween Vintage Metal Frames - 6 Pieces
  • Halloween Twinkle Stickers - 12 Pieces
  • Orange Braided Daisy Medley - 4 Pieces
  • Orange Groovy Petal Medley - 8 Pieces
  • Purple Sparkled Flowers - 6 Pieces
  • Purple Itsy Glitsy - 45 Pieces

October Deal of the Month - 244 Pieces - $6.99

Each Deal Includes:
  • Fall Medley - 14 Pieces
  • Purple Pure Blossoms - 14 Pieces
  • Orange 3D Sparkly Garden Butterfly Medley - 12 Pieces
  • Black Fancy Polka Dot Brads - 4 Pieces
  • Purple Twinkle Gems - 12 Pieces
  • Amber Vintage Jewels - 12 Pieces
  • Violet Vintage Jewels - 12 Pieces
  • Purple Gradient Gem Brads - 12 Pieces
  • Purple Gradient Gem Stickers - 76 Pieces
  • Amber Gradient Gem Stickers - 76 Pieces

I just loves these two new promotions.
Winners will be announced on Monday, October 10th.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Eek! Trick or Treat!!

With Halloween just around the corner I thought I would do a 2 page spread and be ready for the big day!  The DP used was from DCWV Ghost and Goblins collection and the CS is of course Bazzill, my favorite.  Love textured CS!

I made the die cuts with my Cricut Expression and the cuts are from SVGcuts.  I love glitz so of course I had to use Glitter Paper from Bazzill and Stickles!

Also used various Gradient Gem stickers from the Amber collection to accent the die cuts.  I also added  the Vintage Halloween Self-Adhesive Metal Stickers. 

Here are some close-ups of the die cuts

Creative Charms Design Team Call

When: Now – October 10, 2011

Details: Creative Charms is looking for self-motivated and creative designers to design projects twice a month for the Creative Charms blog. This position will begin on November 1st with a three-month initial contract. Design team members are compensated with $30/month of Creative Charms products.  
We are looking for designers that meet the following criteria:
·         have an active personal blog with a following of at least 100 members
·         be active on Facebook and at least 2 other “gallery” sites (2peas, CK, etc)
·         able to work within a short time frame
·         able to post at least twice a month on the Creative Charms blog
·         creative in scrapbooking, card making and altered projects
·         previous design team experience (preferred but not required)
·         published in print magazines (preferred but not required)

To apply please send the following:
·         name and mailing address (US mailing addresses only)
·         link to your personal blog
·         links to any design team that you currently serving
·         three (3) photos of your best original projects or link to on-line gallery
·         list of all design teams that you have been a member
·         list of published works (date/publication)

Please send all applications to with the Subject: Design Team Call before October 10th. The Design Team will be announced by October 15th.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Sew Cute!

Tried something new on this card, actually sewed the top layer on for a new look for me!  I really like how this turned out so I went out and bought a little sewing machine for my scraproom, shhh, don't tell my husband, he thinks I'm crazy as it is :o).  I use BoBunny Double dot CS for the card base, pink Bazzill for the first layer and BoBunny Back to Basics a gift of love for the top layer and the strip.  Love how double sided cardstock makes it sooo easy to coordinate your papers!  Birthday wishes was stamped using SU stamps and punch and then popped to give it dimension.  I completed the card with the CC Pink Sunflower and the little green daisies from the Fun Flowers.  Also added some white Gradient Pearl stickers on the upper left corner, love those pearls!  Hope you like how it turned out to

Friday, September 2, 2011

Fall Birthday Card!

Fall is my favorite season of the year with all the beautiful colors!  I made this adorable fall birthday card using the Pick a Pumpkin Kit from  I used the Black Gradient Pearl Stickers from Creative Charms for the eyes.


Here is a layout showing some flowers with a  with Spring time look using a layout from SVG cuts Memory Garden Kit.  The centers were accented with the Vintage Jewels.  I find that I use these quite a lot because they add a nice touch to any layout or card.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Thanks So Much!!

It is always nice to thank someone who has helped you, gifted you, or just plain was there when you needed them with a Thank You card. I know I always enjoy receiving them.  I used one of my favorite Creative Charms flowers to adorn this card, the Multi Layered Organza flower in blue.  It is such a soft looking flower and so very pretty!  I also used a MS edge punch on the Bo Bunny Double Dot CS and accented the flowers in the punch with the Gradient Pearl stickers in white.  The "lace" ribbon is actually a paper ribbon that I colored with ink to match the card and the stamped sentiment is from Stampin Up.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Birthdays & Butterflies

I am so in love with these adorable Butterflies from the 3-D Sparkly Garden Brads from the Deal of the Month.  They add just a little bit of whimsy to this card.  I also used the Orange Fancy Felt Flowers on the stamped leaves and the Purple Fancy Polka Dot Ribbon as an accent on this card.  I love this embossing folder for this card because it provides the perfect backdrop for the inset.        

This center fold step card was such fun to make.  I love cards that are unique and different.  I also used the 3-D Butterfly on this card but this time in the green and  included the Sparkly Floral gems from the 3D Sparkly Garden Brad collection.  The same stamp was used for the stem on this card.