ALBC Challenges · Card making

Keep Calm and Happy Birthday!

  My oldest niece will turn 12 on Monday, sniff…. I made her a card with a gift card holder attached. She wanted a Victoria’s Secret gift card, sigh. I haven’t used my Cricut in a while and just refurbished my cutting mats, so I was ready for action!  My go to cartridge for birthday… Continue reading Keep Calm and Happy Birthday!

ALBC Challenges · Card making

ALBC Week 7-The Sparkle Continues!

I had a rough week and treated myself to a trip to Hobby Lobby after work Friday. I walked around for an hour looking. Did I need anything? No. But this stamp just called out to me on the clearance rack… I had a leftover frame from my Nestabilities and saved it thinking I would… Continue reading ALBC Week 7-The Sparkle Continues!

ALBC Challenges · Card making


  Week 7 of the ALBC Challenge is to add sparkle to your projects. I used scraps again. I have rediscovered my Cuttlebug and cut the front panel with Nestabilities and embossed the card base with the sheet music Cuttlebug embossing folder. The stamp images are from the Club Scrap All that Jazz kit from… Continue reading Sparkle

ALBC Challenges · Card making

Bloom and Grow

+Valita’s fresh folds & VR puppets  at makes some awesome, realistic flowers with punches. She just posted her latest video Lucky Clover St. Patrick’s Day card. I took her technique and ran with it. I was digging through my embellishments and found a bunch of paper daisies. I wanted them to jump off the page… Continue reading Bloom and Grow

ALBC Challenges · Card making


  I am trying to be more productive with the Club Scrap ALBC Challenge and help reach the goal of $500 for Operation Write Home. Each link (entry)counts toward one entry for the weekly prize drawings, and a ten cent donation. I have completed exactly three cards *cough*.  Well, I’m slow! They’re pretty though! My… Continue reading Framed!

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The Luck of the Irish!

I love St. Patrick’s Day, even though I don’t think we’re Irish. I remember when I was little we celebrated St. Patrick’s Day at school. Everybody wore green and if you didn’t, you’d get pinched. We made shamrocks out of construction paper and hung them in the classroom. At lunch we had green jello. Later… Continue reading The Luck of the Irish!

ALBC Challenges · Card making · Club Scrap NBUS Monthly Challenge

National Nap at Work Day!

OK, I didn’t nap at work. I did watch craft videos and blog surf though. My Iphone comes in handy like that. I was surfing youtube and found this +Jennifer McGuire  tutorial: It has been awhile since I have crafted with paper and I had the urge after watching the video. After work I marched straight… Continue reading National Nap at Work Day!