Wednesday, October 31, 2012


My favorite holiday has finally arrived :)  I'm am WAY excited!! I wanted today's card to be kinda special and decided to choose my favorite one out of all of my creations this season to share with you on this special day.
How flipping cute are these little Halloween chickies??!!?? Ekkk...I'm so in love with this cute image!!! As I was trying to decide on how I wanted to color my image, I had the bright idea to make the kitty chickie look like he was wearing a full mask vs. just a little kitty nose, whiskers & ear costume set. I just love how his little yellow feathers are peeking around his mask...
I hope you have a fun and VERY safe evening...Happy Halloween to all of you!!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

There's a little surprise inside

Wow, I have more Halloween cards than days before Halloween, oops, lol! Well, that just means ya'll have to put up with me showing you yet another card today! ;)

This is a little buckle card that I like to make. It's fun because there really are no special's all just basically "eyeballed". The only measurement is a panel to cover the back so the ends of the two little flaps are covered and pretty. Hope you enjoy....

I haven't used this little layout in forever...forgot how much fun it is. Thinking I need to break it back out, what do you think?
Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you back here tomorrow with my final Halloween card!

Monday, October 29, 2012


Hi ya'll! Can you believe October has nearly ended? Just 3 more days, where did the month go? I'm not finished palying with my Halloween stamps yet!!!  Sigh....

Today I have another little Halloween creation for ya....

I just love this new graveyard friends cling stamp. It's perfect because DeNami has created a fun little scene for you. All I added was the Happy Halloween sentiment...easy peasy!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

A little Frankin-Chickie love...

Hello everyone! Yes, it's Saturday...don't go checking the calender, lol!! I just wanted to pop in with a little surprise post and show off my little Franken-Chickie creation....

I just love this little guy but unfortunately time has gotten away from me once again and I didn't get to play with my Halloween images nearly as much as I hoped for :(   Is it too early to start creating for next year???

Gotta scoot...On my way to the yearly Apple Butter Festival with my big sissy and her girls. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, October 26, 2012

My Mummy...

Heya everyone...happy Friday!! I'm SUPER stoked for this weekend :)  Going to spend some time with my big sissy and her 3 girls. My nieces are a hoot...It's kinda sad though because they've grown up into beautiful women when I still want them to be little and have sleep overs and hang out with their Auntie T. However, with their growing up, I've gotten two beautiful great nieces that I wouldn't trade for the world. Gosh, these girls are making me feel OLD especially if you add in the other wonderful great nieces and nephew I have too! Wow, that just popped my happy balloon...Now I'm all sad and old, lol!! ;)
Let's stop wallowing in my old age and get on with this post!! This little mummy had me under his spell from the moment I saw him...

I have to run, but thanks so much for stopping by!!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

A small haul and my new ATG

Hi everyone, yes, I know it's only Thursday, but I have something I wanted to share with ya'll that I'm excited about! :)  Now we all have a favorite adhesive that we use, I've tried many many many different ones and have come to LOVE my ATG. Once I got used to the size and using it, I've been in adhesive Heaven ever since....or so I thought. Over the World Card Making Day weekend, our very own DeNami Goddess, Paulina, showed us some fun ways to use glitter and I noticed that her ATG seemed a lot wider than mine. After a little research (meaning me asking her about it, lol!) I found out that yes indeed, the one DeNami sells IS wider. My interest was immediately peeked...I wanted this lovely little adhesive gun for myself. I've taken a few pictures so that you can see the differences....

as you can see, my pink one is the same exact size as the new one from DeNami

The big difference - the spacers inside holding the tape spool. The best part, not only do you get a much wider adhesive, but you can remove the spacer and use the narrow tape in this gun too!

as you can see, my new ATG is twice the width of my old one. One roll of adhesive is the same size as 2 regular rolls

1/2" vs.1/4"

I also picked up a couple of stamps while I was ordering...why not, right?! ;)

E98 Small Dot Wreath

C57 Mini Dot Wreath

D111 Bunch of Bananas

ATG100 ATG Refill Tape

ATG01 ATG Dispenser (these go pretty quick when they are in stock. Just let Paulina know and she'll contact you when they get some in again)

Have you entered the DeNami Addict sketch challenge yet...whatcha waiting for? Remember that you don't have to use a DeNami product to enter...just click on the link over on the sidebar. Well, that's it for me today....I'm going to go play with my new toy! Bye :)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

spooky tree

 Hi everyone! Are ya'll getting into the full swing of Halloween...I sure am! I just love creating Halloween cards and am going to be posting them right up until Halloween!

I originally made this one for the Halloween blog hop, then decided to go with the waterfall card instead. I hope you give that waterfall tutorial I posted on Monday a's easier than it looks...promise :)

That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend :)

Monday, October 22, 2012

Waterfall card tutorial

Hi everyone! Today is a big day, I have a waterfall card tutorial for you as promised! :)  Now I know this looks a little intimidating, but it's not really. After you get a couple under your belt you'll realize just how easily they can be put together. These little cards are very easy for mass producing too. 

*blogger note - sorry, my tutorial does not look anywhere near as good as Paulina's always does that girl make everything look so perfect...sigh!!

Are you we go!
Step #1 – supplies needed
DeNami items used:
lime, sky blue & white cardstock
CL-F216 Happy Birthday Script (Cling), CL-CB001 Birthday Celebration 1 Set (Cling), A93 Teeny Swiss Dot, N133 Polka Dot Background, E106 Small Happy Birthday stamps
baby blue ribbon (4” piece)

Other items used:
navy cardstock, 3 brads, hole punch, ruler, pencil, bone folder, ATG, paper trimmer, Tombow & Copic Sketch markers

Step #2 – cutting cardstock
   1 piece each
                       navy 4 ½” X 5 ½”
                       lime  4” X 5 ¼”
                       sky blue 1” X 4”
                       navy 2” X 9 ½”
                       white 1 7/8” X 4 ½”
   4 pieces each
                      sky blue 2” X 2” 
                          white 1 7/8” X 1 7/8”

Step #3: - stamping
Stamp / decorate the following panels as desired:
                       lime  4” X 5 ¼”
                       sky blue 1” X 4”
                      navy 2” X 9 ½”
                      white 1 7/8” X 4 ½”
                      white 1 7/8” X 1 7/8”
Note – when stamping the 1 7/8” X 4 1/2” panel, make sure to stamp your sentiment near the top so that it stays hidden until the card is fully opened.

Step #4 – scoring
Using the 2” X 9 ½” strip, score lines at 2”,  2 ¾”,  3 ½”  & 4 ¼”.

Step #5 – attaching panels
Punch holes in either end of the 1” X 4” strip, centered and approximately ½” in from the edge. Dry fit strip onto the 4” X 5 ¼” panel. The bottom edge of the strip should be approximately ¾” up from the bottom edge of the panel. Mark and punch holes.  Attach the two pieces with 2 of the brads. Attach this panel to the larger 4 ½” X 5 ½” panel.

Step #6 – make “waterfall”
Attach the 1 7/8” squares to the 2” squares and set aside. Using the 2” X 9 ½” strip, fold it over at the 4 ¼” score line (mountain side showing) and apply adhesive as shown in the picture being careful to not get adhesive on the score lines.

Step #7 – attach “waterfall”
Attach the 2” squares just under the score lines in the order you want them to show starting with the bottom one first.

Step #8 – attach “waterfall”
Open the strip and attach the white 1 7/8” X 1 7/8” to the large non scored area as shown. Punch hole in strip and ribbon, attach with brad.

Step #9 – finishing the card
Slip the bottom part of the 2” X 9 ½” strip under the 1” X 4”  strip on the panel and adjust it so the bottom edge lines up with the bottom edge of the 4” X 5 ¼” panel. When it’s where you want it, apply adhesive to the top edge of the 1” X 4” strip as shown in the picture and fold the scored part of the 2” X 9 ½” strip over so that the top edge attaches to the 1” X 4” strip.

The finished card...,

*you may have to open and close your card a few times to loosen it up depending on how thick your cardstock is*

I hope you  enjoyed my tutorial and I have my fingers crossed that I explained everything thoroughly and you understand everything, if not, just drop me an e-mail and I'll be more than happy to help you out!