Sunday, June 26, 2011


I've been REALLY busy with moving these past couple of weeks... you don't know you have a lot of stuff until you try moving it to another house. :) Anyways, I will be posting more cards soon! sorry for the delay. I'm also thinking about starting a youtube channel for cardmaking. I know some great ones out there that i watch all the time!

Thanks for being patient!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

girly, pink, dance card!

Hello everyone! I have made 2 dance cards, one of which I will share with you in this post! It's another picture tutorial. ;)

First I sketched--with a pencil--a dancer (in a leotard) doing a leg hold.

I masked off the "sparkle" part of the "thanks for making my life sparkle" sentiment from hero arts finding joy set.

From the front

Then I outlined the drawing with black ink and colored in the leotard with a blender pen and pink ink (you can just do this with a marker or color pencil). I added lots of diamond stickles to make it sparkle!!! :)
After, I added some pink chalk ink around the drawing with a makeup sponge. I also added a cute inside joke. :)
To finish, I added some pink pattern paper (as seen above), and lace paper trim on the sides. I added a little knot and chipboard heart (from me and my big ideas) on the corner. I rounded the corners of the little piece of card stock where i stamped "thanks for making my life...", and the card except for the left top corner. I stamped "sparkle!" inside the card.
Hope you enjoy! As always, ask in the comments below if you have any questions!

By the way, I have a new web address for my blog: , so don't follow my old one!! :)

Friday, June 10, 2011

Awesome Google Logo...

Have you checked out the new google logo today (Les Paul's 96th Birthday)? It is really a masterpiece! You can strum the lines, and even record your own music! Don't fear if you missed it, you can look at all the Google Logos HERE, they are truly all amazing! You can hear my creation HERE. It is kind of horrible, but it was really fun to make!

Other cards coming soon because I have to make some for some friends (who are ballerinas, so dance will probably be the theme).

Hope you have fun with the Google Logo for Les Paul's 96th Birthday!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Essentials for Cardmaking

Hey everyone! Just finished Essentials for Cardmaking, hope you enjoy! Make sure to read fullscreen and zoomed so you can see the words. :)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Elegant Thank You

Hey everyone! Sorry I haven't made a new post in a while, but I will update more frequently now because I am way less busy!!! I am going to try the step-by-step picture tutorial for a card today (i don't have a good enough camera for video yet--sorry!). Tell me what you think in the comments below!
Here's the card:

Today I made an elegant thank you card with some colored cardstock from the hero hues collection (love that!)  I started with the color latte from the earth folded cards pack. Using chestnut roan from color box chalk inks, I filled in the front of the card slowly using dabbing motions.
Then, I stamped one of the fall flourishes from Inkadinkadoo in copper (Colorbox Chalk Inks).
I used diamond stickles on the copper flourishes, and using a sponge and broken china distress ink, distressed just the corners of the card for a more vintage look.

I also distressed the sides of the card using scissors. Just scrape the edge of the blade back and forth on the card (don't use your "good" pair of scissors because it will make them dull!) You're doing it right if a bunch of white fluff explodes from the card every time you scrape! Do this on a paper towel or scratch piece of paper. :)

I made a fancy die-cut (because I didn't have one :) out of white cardstock by cutting a template and tracing it onto the cardstock and cutting it out. I wanted it to be more cream colored, so I used a sponge and chestnut roan chalk ink to lightly fill in the die-cut.
I stamped the "thank you" sentiment from the finding joy stamp set from hero arts using broken china distress ink. Then, I added a copper border around the die-cut using a blender pen. To finish off the card, I added two rhinestones to each end of the die-cut!

Thanks for reading! As always, post in the comments below if you have any questions!
By the way, essentials for cardmaking is almost ready!!!