Case Study Challenge #146: I am taking on my first Case Study Challenge (#CSC146) and I am so excited! This week’s muse is Lisa Spangler, who is just amazing!! Here is the beautiful card she designed:


Isn’t that gorgeous?! Anyway… I was immediately inspired but came up with something that was so different from her masterpiece, I have no idea how they were related in my silly brain. Here is my entry for Case Study Challenge #146:




Crazy different, right? Who knows what I was thinking!? But that’s it! Contest ends on Tuesday at Midnight… check it out HERE and enter yourself for a chance to win 🙂

Happy Creating!


Our Daddy… Our Hero…

Happy belated Father’s Day to all of you awesome Dads out there!! We had a wonderful day celebrating with my husband, Bryan, of course the kiddos, and Bryan’s father and stepmother! We had an extremely relaxing day out by the pool and got to spoil the Dads with gifts. 🙂

Here is the Father’s Day card I made for Bryan. I really wanted something simple to accent the sentiment I picked out for him. Here are the details:

I knew I wanted the card to be mainly white with the words accented so I picked out my papers and matching embellishments. >>

Next, I cut out my sentiment with a die cut machine and cut my background pieces to size. >>

I adhered the background pieces to the white cardstock and then adhered the filler pieces of the words. >>

I tied some blue hemp twine vertically around the white cardstock with a bow and accented it with a yellow star pin. >>

Finally, I attached the white cardstock to the card base with dimensional adhesive and then added a few enamel dots to finish it off! Here it is>>

So there you have it! I hope all of you Dads out there had a wonderful, spoiled day yesterday.

Happy Creating!



Why hello there! This week I switched over from a Cricut die cutting machine to a Silhouette Cameo. While immediately overwhelmed by the MOUNTAINS of things the Cameo can do, I was pleasantly surprised by how easy it was to figure out. There are so many resources online to learn the many tricks of the Silhouette Cameo and I must say my two favorite tricks so far have to be the sketch pen and the print and cut functions. If you are interested in learning more about those, check out some tutorials here:

Using Sketch Pens with your Cameo

Print and Cut with your Silhouette

This is the first card I made with the Silhouette. I used the sketch pen to mark up the hello banner and all of the cuts I made were with the free cuts of the week on the Silhouette America web site. Here’s the How-To:

First, I picked out my papers and card base and then made all of my cuts using Silhouette Studio. >>

I pieced together my tag and extra pieces and adhered them to each other. I cut out a base strip to accent the tag and adhered all of the pieces to the card. Lastly, I accented the card with enamel dots and I was done! Talk about simple, right?! >>

Just about all of the papers and accents are from Studio Calico, which I am in love with if you haven’t noticed. 🙂

Find out more information about Studio Calico’s card and scrapbook kits here. And as always, happy crafting!!


So Happy For You

We recently found out that some of our awesome neighbors are changing blocks and as sad as it is to lose friends so close by, we are thrilled for them. So, of course, I very quickly started making them a congratulations card on their big move. When choosing a sentiment, I went back and forth between “BOOOOO” and “thumbs down!!” and then decided on “so happy for you” (which was probably the classier route). 🙂

Here are the details…

My first step was choosing a coordinating color scheme with patterned papers and embellishments. >>

I cut a piece of the feather pattern paper to length for my card base and adhered it. >>

Next, I placed some rub on gold feathers on top of my feather paper. >>

Then I tied a loose knot in a ribbon and attached the ribbon to the left of the feather paper. >>

I drew a line in pencil where I wanted my sentiment to be and placed my sentiment using sticker alphas. I’m not great at this part. I almost never get the letters perfectly straight. >>

Don’t forget to erase your pencil line when you are done lining up your sentiment! The last thing I did was to ink some wood veneer accents with gold ink and embellish the card a bit. >>

And that’s it!! Another simple design that’s extremely easy. Here’s the finished card. >>

Almost all of these products are from Studio Calico who is gearing up for their next month’s reveal! Check out their web site here to find out more about their AWESOME monthly crafting kits.

And as always… have fun creating!!


You’re My Favorite

I’m not sure why I was blessed with such a wonderful family… but I truly was. My husband is such an incredible human being. I am constantly in awe of how great he is at being a father, taking care of me and the kids, making me feel special and loved, and of course doing all of the grunt work along the way.

This past Mother’s Day, he planned out such an amazing day for me, doing everything he could to make me feel loved. And boy did he succeed!! I decided to try to make him a thank you card to express how much I love him and how thankful I am that he is mine. This is what I came up with:

Here are the patterned papers I picked out to start with. >>

I cut a heart out of my top paper and cut each piece to match the size of the card. >>

Next, I masked a stamp so I could just use a couple of the words from it and stamped it onto white cardstock. I cut out each word to attach them separately with dimensional adhesive within the heart. >>

I, then, adhered my bottom paper to the card, and then adhered the heart cutout paper on top, and added the words in the middle. >>

I tied a bow using coral hemp and cutout a heart on white cardstock. I inked the heart with a matching coral color and attached the heart with more dimensional adhesive. >>

And that’s it! A SUPER simple card that can take almost no time at all. I loved how this turned out and with my added mushy gushiness on the inside… it will hopefully be the perfect thank you for Bryan. 🙂 Here’s the final card: >>

Thanks for looking and have fun creating! 🙂