Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Gift Card Holders

Hey everyone!
Today I have some  X-mas gift card holders. It's nothing fancy. I used  a die from Emma at My Creative time. You can purchase the die here.

Card Stock: Paper Trey Ink.
Pattern Paper: Colorbok "
Ink: Tim Holtz  Distress inks " Evergreen bough," and Festive Berries." Memento.
Stamps: Peachy Keen Stamps " Peachy Keen Santa Set,"  "Chill Baby Chill Snowman Set."
Other : Stickles, and  Glossy Accents.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Brother's B-day Card

Well as Christmas approaches , so does my brother's birthday. My bro had the pleasure of being  born the day after Christmas. He was suppose to be born Jan 10th, which is my dad's birthday but Eric had other plans.  This year he will be turning 28. I must say I had a hard time thinking of something.So I  kinda of played off my boyfriend's card. My brother is a big NY Giants fan. Well he's really a big any NY fan. LOL If you live here you better be a fan of  any NY sports team. Anyways, I took this snowman stamp from Peachy Keen and colored it in  the Giants colors. I stuck him on a wobble, lol since you wobble when  you have a couple. Enjoy the card =)

Size : A2
Card Stock: Stampin' up and  Core'dinations.
Stamps: Peachy Keen Stamps " Bottoms up Snowman," Market Street Stamps: " Pretty Perfect Grid," and " Celebrate Cake."
Ink: Memento, Versa Magic, and Color Box.
Other : Glossy Accents, Stampin' Up Clear embossing powder, Cuttlebug Embossing foloder " Happy Birthday, Paper Trey Ink "Double-Ended Banner," and Twine from The Twinery.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Steelers Happy Birthday Card

Happy Monday everyone! Sorry it's been awhile. I've been super very busy. I applaud all you mothers that do blogs daily. I'm single and I don't even have enough time. It truly amazes me how you guys do it.

Let me tell you about this card. This is for my boyfriend. His birthday was on the 12th. Unfortunately  I couldn't give it to him on his birthday because I had to make  it three times. The first time I made the logo I put the stars in the wrong order (ooops!). LOL the  second time I rushed, so the lacquer look I was going for  got messed up. I used  a little too much of diamond glaze. The third time was the charm. I used UTEE instead. Now that stuff is messy but it  really didn't curl the logo and it was instantly dry. Though I did burn some of my fingers.  This idea all stemmed from this video by Michelle from Scrappin with my bug.
Card Details:
Size: 5x7
Card stock: Papertrey Ink, and Stampin' up
Cricut Carts: Street Sign, George and Basic Shapes, and Accent Essentials.
Ink: Stampin' up.
Other: Pop Dots, and Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel

Friday, October 14, 2011

Happy Halloween

Good Morning!

Boy I'm on a roll this week! This is my 4th and last card for this week. The other day while I was surfing the net I found some inspiration from Market Street Stamp designer Julie Day . I haven't used my brayer in such a long time.So when I saw her card, I knew I had to do something with it. I also grabbed some  inspiration from Michelle Zindorf. I love her cards! This card is also for a very special block party. Market Street Stamps is celebrating their first year in business!! Congrats!  I must say I'm a very loyal shopper. LOL my Clip it up  is filled with their stamps. Can't wait to see what they have in store for us in the next coming year.

For the inside I kept it very simple.

Card Details:
Size: 5x7
Layers: Decrease every  1/4 inch, inside layers 6 1/4 x 4 1/4 and 6 x 4
Card Stock:  Paper Trey Ink and Stampin' up.
Ink: Stampin' up and Memento.
Stamps: Market Street Stamps "Night Owls,"  "Sweet Spooks," and "Woodgrain."
Twine: The Twinery.
Image Colored with: Prisma Colored Pencils (this time I blended with  the Prisma colorless blender marker. I normally blend with the colorless pencil).
Other: Diamond Glaze and pop dots.

**The Tree was handmade. I took my versa marker and went around the edge of the branch in the stamp set "Night Owls." I stamped it on brown card stock and then hand drew the trunk of the tree around it.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Happy Holidays Tag

Good afternoon everyone! I hope your week is going good. Today is my last day off =(  I really enjoy my 4-3 days off but they go by so quick!

For today I have a gift tag. It's  kind of a big tag, but hey it can go on a really big gift. I followed Peachy Keen's  Sketch Challenge # 62.

Here it is hanging.

Tag Details:
Size:3.5x 4.25
Layers: Black outline done at a .25inch in. 2  5/16 x 3  5/8,  2  1/16x 3 3/8 (I know weird layers. I was using scraps).
Card Stock: Paper Trey Ink.
Pattern Paper: Was in my scraps. I believe it's from a My Mind's Eye pack.
Ink: Stampin' Up, and Memento.
Stamps: Peachy Keen Stamps " Too Sweet to Eat," and "Cheesy Packer Fans."
Image colored with: Prisma Colored pencils.

Other:  Twine from The Twinery, Glossy accents, Diamond glaze,  pop dots,  Stampin' up Scallop border punch, 1/4 inch white silk from Paper Trey Ink ( loving it!), and Paper Trey Ink  " Double Ended Banner" die

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Yum Pumpkin Pie!

So yesterday when I had some free time to my self I decided to look at some challenges. This card is based of  Peachy Keen's Sketch Challenge 62. I haven't entered it because I rather enter a card that contains more Peachy Keen Stamps. Yes I know you don't have to use them for the sketch challenge, but I like to. It's more challenging that way. So where did this card end up?   On Market Street Stamps Face book page. If you make anything with their stamps you can post it on the face book page, Twitter, Flicker group, or Split Coast Stampers gallery.  They will look through all the posts and then pick out the cream of the crop. If they pick you, you will receive a 20$ gift cert to their store and your project and blog(or gallery) will be posted on their blog. Very cool if you ask me!

Card Details:
Size: 7 1/2x 4 1/2
Layers: 7 1/4 x 3 3/4, 7x3, 6.5x 2.5, and  6 3/8x 2.5
Card Stock: Paper Trey Ink
Ink: Stampin' up, Versa Mark and Memento.
Stamps: Market Street Stamps " Happy Pumpkin," " Comfort Food,"  and "Simple Joys." Peachy Keen Stamps "Small Polka Dot Print."
Image Colored with : Prisma colored Pencils.
Other: Ribbon is Paper Trey Ink  1/4 White Silk that I dyed with Stampin' up ink. Sticky back rhinestones from Michael's. Paper Trey Ink " Double Ended Banner" die. Pop dots, and Stampin' Up clear embossing powder.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Babci's Birthday Card

Hey everyone! I know it's been a while since I've posted. September has been very busy. It started off with my brothers car breaking down  in Yonkers. A little too close to NYC for me, but I had to drive him down there to surrender the title to the garage. It wasn't worth it to tow it all the way up the Orange county. So in Yonkers it stays.  Besides that my boyfriend is working out of Jersey. This will thankfully be the last week he is down there. It's such a long drive and no offense Jersey, but you people drive the manics on  80 and 287. Anyways I do have a card for you all. This card was for my Babci's (grandmother) birthday.

Card Details:
Size: 5x7
Card Stock: Paper Trey Ink
Ink: Stampin' Up
Stamps: Market Street Stamps "Autumn Greetings,"  Paper Trey Ink " Birthday Basics."
Image colored with: Prisma Colored Pencils.
Other:  Scallop border punch by Stampin' up, Cuttlebug folder "Victoria,"  Paper Trey  Ink " Double ended Border" die, and Paper Trey Ink Twine.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Happy Birthday Card

Good Saturday morning! I hope everyone is having a good start to the weekend. I just need to get through my last day of work and then I'm on vacation! I can't wait. Tomorrow I will be heading to the NY Renaissance Faire.  I'm so excited!

Anyways let's get  to the card.I made this card  for my Cricut Circle pal. For the layout I followed Market Street Stamp's Sketch Challenge #5. I also made a matching gift tag.

Card Details:
Size: A2
Stamps: Market Street Stamps "Vintage Notepad," "Celebrate Cake."
Paper: Paper Trey Ink, Stampin' Up.
Ink: Memento, and Stampin' up.
Misc: Stickles, Cuttlebug folder " Swiss Dots," and  liquid pearls.

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Sky Diving

So not craft related! Today I went sky diving with a coworker and my boyfriend.  Those two want their licenses, so they will be doing a lot jumps. I'm not going to lie when they went for their first jump I told them they are nutts. So when They asked me I thought about it  and then said yes. LOl I told my mom and well you all know how moms are. She tired to use my dad against me, but was unsuccessful. It's hard for and ex paratrooper to say you can't  jump out of planes. Let me tell you that I was not scared nor nervous at any point. I guess it's in my blood. So where did I go?  Same place Rachel Ray( my bf got the same guy as her. They decided to do flips!) went www.skydivetheranch.com  These people are the best in the area. If you are ever in Upstate Ny you have to do it!

Here is my proof!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Birthday Gift Tag

Good morning everyone! I hope everyone is having a safe week.
Today I have a gift tag. This will be entered into Market Street Stamps block party. If you haven't heard of this company you need to get over to their site. I absolutely love their stamps. Later on next week I will post the matching card.  Hope you all like it.

Tag:  Paper reflections 4 1/2x 2 1/8
Stamps: Market Street Stamps  "Vintage Notepad," "Celebrate Cake," and "Vintage Wallpaper."
Ink: Stampin' Up and Memento.
Misc: Stickles, Liquid Pearls, and button twine from  Paper Trey Ink.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a safe weekend.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

PKS Sketch Challenge 59

Good Wednesday morning! I hope everyone is having a great week.
For this week's card I decided to take part in the Peachy Keen Stamps sketch challenge. I haven't done one in such a long time.I must say this one was a little hard for me. It took me about an hour before anything popped into my head. Here is what came up with.

Card Details:
Size: A2
Layers: 4x5 1/4, 4.5x2, 5.5x2.5

Paper: Paper Trey Ink, Basic Grey, and Core'dinations.
Stamps: Peachy Keen Stamps " What's So Funny Snowman-Medium," " What's so Funny."( on the inside. I couldn't get a good pic.)
Ink: Stampin' Up
Buttons: Basic Grey.
Other: Cuttle Bug folder " Snow Flakes," Button twine from Paper Trey Ink. Ribbon from my stash.
Image Colored: Prisma Colored pencils.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Hello There

Happy Wednesday! I hope everyone is having a great week. I know I am.

Today I will like to take you into my wacky head. I know that I wonder how people come up with their card designs. So, today I will share how my ideas come to me.  There are a lot different ways my designs come to me.  One way is that I think of who the card is for. I try to put their favorite things on them. I will even ask them what they want on their card. For example I asked my little cousin what she wanted on her Christmas card. She responded with a horse. From that  little information I was able to pull something together. Another way I get designs are from challenges.  This is a great way to push your self.  The last way is sometimes an image just pops into my head. If I'm free at that time I will start the card. If I'm not I will draw it out in this little notebook I have. So this leads me to my card for today. This card just happen to pop into my head.

Card Details:
Size: A2
Layers: Outside 3.5 x 4.5, 3x4 inches,  Inside 3.75x5, 3.25x 4.5inches

Stamps:  Market Street Stamps "Woodgrain," "Of The Same Tree,"  and  "Slow Movin."
Ink: Stampin' Up, and Memento.
Paper: Paper Trey Ink.
Dies: Paper Trey Ink "Cloud 1&2 Die Collection
Ribbon: Paper Trey  Ink  "White Silk 1/8."
Other : Pop Dots.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Flip Flop Thank You

Good morning! I hope everyone had a great weekend. I know I did. On Sunday  I received a gift from my friend. She decided to travel across the country to see her husband. On her way she stopped at Hilton Head.  While she was there she picked me up this shot glass.

Now why flip flops? Well I helped decorated her office with flip flops. I used the Cricut to cut out flip flops of all different sizes. So this naturally leads me to her thank you card. Of course I had to put flip flops on it.  This is what I came up with.

Size: A2
Layer: 4x 5 1/4

Stamps: Market Street Stamps " Chillaxin."
Ink: Memento " Tuxedo Black," Inkadinkado " Sky Blue."
Paper:  Paper Trey Ink, and Stampin up.
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities " Standard Circle Large," Paper Trey Ink "Rickrack Border."
Other: Diamond Glaze, pop dots, Cuttlebug folder "Swiss Dots,"and  Prisma Color Pencils.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Happy 6th Birthday

Rise and Shine! It's 6:46am.  Too early! I wish we can just go to work when we want.

Well onto the card. My brother came to me yesterday afternoon asking for a card by Friday. Now for most of you that's probably a lot of time. Yeah not for me. Yesterday was my last day off and I had to take my mom to the doctor.  I kept this card so simple. Let me tell you simple doesn't equal quick. This card took me 4 hours. Yeah I know you will probably say how. LOL onto the card.
Card Details:
Size: 5x7
Layers: 4.75 x 6.75, 3.25x 5.25, 3x5

Paper: Stampin' Up, and Paper Trey Ink
Stamps: Paper Trey Ink "Basic Birthday," and Market Street Stamps "Robo Star."
Ink: Memento " Tuxedo Black."
Cricut: Robotz
Cuttlebug: "" Stars."
Image Colored with : Prisma Color pencils.
Image on: Action Wobble.
Other: Diamond Glaze, and Glossy accents.

 Well I'm off to work. I hope every has a great day!


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Market Street Stamps Sketch Challenge 4

Happy Wednesday!  I hope everyone is having a great week. Today is my last day off, so I decided to make another card. I think my mojo may have returned, but I won't officially say it. For this card I decided to follow Market Street Stamps Sketch Challenge 4. I love challenges. It's a great way to push your creativity or help you out of a funk.

Card Details:
Layers: decrease by 1/4 inch.
Background: The stamp is " Vintage Music" by Market Street Stamp. I stamped the image whisper white by Stampin' up. Once the image was stamped I sponged  " Chocolate Chip," "Close to Coca," and  " Creamy Caramel," which are all by Stampin up.  After that I misted the paper with water and crinkled it up. I then let the paper dry. Once it was all dried I hit the high points with  "Close to Cocoa," " Chocolate Chip," and Tim Holtz distress ink "Tea Dye."

Paper: Stampin' Up, and Paper Trey Ink.
Ink: Stampin' up, Tim Holtz, and Memento.
Stamps: Market Street Stamps " Vintage Music," and " Hippie Chic."
Thread: Stampin' up. This thread was dyed using Tim Holtz distress ink  " Tea Dye."
Other: Spellbinders Nestabilities " Labels Eight,"  Diamond Glaze(on the base of the card), Liquid pearls, and  pop dots
Image colored with:  Prisma colored pencils.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Peachy Keen Challenge 56

Good Sunday morning everyone!  I hope everyone is having a great weekend. 

For this card I decided to try the Peachy Keen Challenge. Now to make it harder I also incorporated Market Street Stamps color challenge. Now at first I didn't like the results, but the card is slowly growing on me. Here she is!

Size: A2
Layers: Decrease by a 1/4 inch.
Background: is white card stock, which was stamped with a turquoise ink and then embossed. Once embossed a Grey ink was rubbed over top.

Stamps:  Market Street Stamps "Vintage Notepad," "Paisley," " Enjoy Today," and "Simple Joys."
Card stock: Stampin' up.
Ink: Stampin' up, Staz on, and Versa mark.
Other supplies: Clear embossing powder, and Easy Stitches by  Paper Pizazz.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Color Cue Challenge 4

Long time no see! I hope everyone is having a great summer. I've been working. Nothing fun for me. I decided that maybe I should finally break out some stamps and make something. To help break my creative funk I went to Market Street Stamps to see what the challenge was. This was a color challenge. You had to use  dusty gray, ruby red, and turquoise. Here is what I came up with. I hope you all like it.

Card Size: A2
Cardstock: Stampin' up
Stamps:Market Street Stamps " Computer Cutie."
Ribbon: Paper Trey Ink
Ink: Stampin' up, and Memento.
Image is colored with: Prisma color pencils.
Spellbinders Nestabilities: Labels Eight
Accents:  Liquid Pearls(Silver), Glossy Accents( on the glasses), and Diamond Glaze(on the screen of the comp). Stampin' up clear embossing powder(on the phrases).
Cricut: Graphically speaking.

*Background was created by cutting out stripes of paper(half inch) and inking them up.


Monday, May 30, 2011

Hey everyone!

Hey everyone! I know long time no see. I got really busy at work and then I went off to Poland for a while.  Why Poland? I'm Polish and a proud one. My mom was born and raise in Warszawa (Warsaw). My aunt( mom's sis) was going over there for three weeks, so my mom told me I was going. LOl  I really didn't have a choice. So I spent 8 days in the city that my mom grew up in. I will stay it's so much cleaner there. The people are also very nice. I got to see  some of the sites with my aunt and Babci ( grandma). I wish I had a month to see everything, but my job only allows me to be off for one week. One day I hope to go with my mom. Here are some of my favorite pictures from my trip. I took a lot . Over 600 so this is a fraction.

  Park across from my Babci's Apartment.
                                                              Symbol of Warsaw
                                                               Square in Old Town
                                                             Pigeons in Old Town
                                                               A building in New Town
       This Church is next door to the Presidential Palace. It contains the heart of Chopin.
                                                                  Presidential Palace
  Guard in front of the Presidential Palace.
 Some fence by the church that contains Chopin's heart.
  Part of the fence.
   Part of the fence.

 Their version of the Tombs of unknown soldiers.
  Belweder. This is where the current President lives.
 A duck in Park Łazienkowski( Royal Bath Park).
                                                                 Park Łazienkowski
                                                                  Park Łazienkowski 
   Łazienki Palace (The Palace on the Water).
                                                        Squirrel in Park Łazienkowski
                              Duck in Park Łazienkowski
Monument of Chopin in Park Łazienkowski
                                                              A Cow in Park Łazienkowski
 Some highway by Park Łazienkowski
                                                                Wilanów Palace
                                                                   Wilanów Palace
   Bride and Groom at Wilanów Palace

                                                                    Wilanów Palace

                                                               Gardens at Wilanów Palace

 Court yard of the Royal Castle
                                                            Inside of the Royal Castle

                                                                           Old town
                                                          Bride at  fountain Podzamcze
Bride and Groom at  fountain Podzamcze
                                                                     New Town

  Top of Pałac Kultury i Nauki,(Palace of Culture and Science)

Inside Golden Terraces . It's a Mall.
                                                                           Old Town

                                                                  fountain Podzamcze
                                                                New Town at night.
                                                             A Cemetery in the country.
                                                                     My cousin's dog.