February 29, 2008

Welcome Home

Posted in New Home at 9:29 am by happygiggles

My Grandma is moving tomorrow to a senior living complex.  This is a decision that took her years to come to.  But now, she’s raring to go live there.  In honor of this momentous occasion, I decided to make her a card!  She really enjoys it when I give her my handmade cards.  I think this one turned out pretty cute too! 

I had to borrow the Neighborhood wheel from my friend as I don’t have any stamps related to a house!  I used whisper white to create the card then added some blue DP that I had for the ‘sky’.  I rolled the stamp out with versamark then added silver embossing powder.  At the last minute, I decided to cut out a couple of houses and the clouds.  I’m glad I did!  I actually messed up a couple of times on this card.  Shhh!  When I was doing the circle punch, since we have the creative memories brand, I accidentally cut out both the holes!  I sneakily covered up the mistake hole with the grass and another piece of paper on the inside.  My other mistake is underneath the blue Happy Day saying.  My first try I rocked the stamp and it said Happy doy.  Not good.  I used Figures of Speech to make the little flowers.  I just left out the saying that goes around it!

The recipe:

Stamps:  Neighborhood, Figures of Speech, Doodle wings (Stampendous)
Paper:  Whisper white, wild wasabi, blue DP
Ink:  Versamark, versamagic (Spanish olive)
Accessories:  silver embossing powder, scissors (to cut the grass and houses), circle punch


February 28, 2008

Bold Boho

Posted in Just Because at 12:28 pm by happygiggles

Here’s a card I made a few days ago.  I’ve had on my mind, a red, black and white card.  You see, the ribbon I used was calling out to me!  I love the ribbon.  I just assumed that I would use some sort of flower stamp since I seem to love using flowers.  But instead, the Boho Backgrounds jumped into my hand and said, “Use me!  I’m bold!”  So I did. 

I started out with the black cardstock and added the ribbon.  Next I stamped the image with versamark three times then heat embossed them with  black powder.  For the red squares, I used a square punch then took my corner rounder to all the corners.  To make the circles stand out I used foam tape.  Last step was to add the white eyelets using my Crop-a-dile!

The recipe:

Stamps:  Boho Backrounds

Paper:  Black embossed cardstock, real red, whisper white

Ink:  Versamark

Accessories:  White eyelets, ribbon, square punch, corner rounder, foam tape, black embossing powder

February 27, 2008

Punched up Flower

Posted in It's your Birthday at 12:22 pm by happygiggles

For the sketch challenge today at SCS we were to follow this sketch:  http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=328026

I was going to take inspiration from the actual star but trying to draw a star just wasn’t working out for me!  I had planned of making multiple stars and layering them to create a sort of flower thing.  The next best thing was a tag punch I have with a scalloped edge.  So I layered 6 of these instead, to create a unique flower!  On each tag, I stamped the background stamp and the flourish stamp from Delight in Life in a sparkly rust color.  I also used the flower from Seasons of Joy for the middle orange part.  Today I decided that teal and yellow looked good together so that’s what I used!  In the end I added the birthday stamp and the eyelets. 

The recipe:

Stamps:  Delight in Life, Seasons of joy
Paper:  sparkly charcoal card-stock, yellow, orange, teal (all bazzill I think) Soft sky
Ink: Soft shy, Versamagic (rust color?)
Accessories:  black eyelets, gold brad, crop-a-dile 

Birthday Flowers

Posted in Challenges, It's your Birthday at 9:47 am by happygiggles

Yes, I’m definitely on a challenge kick.  But they honestly keep me making cards!  That’s got to be a good thing!  This challenge, the tuesday color challenge, we were to use river rock, whisper white, and basic black.  I think that this is a stunning color combination!  Here’s what I came up with: 

Since I don’t have Stampin’ Up’s basic black, I used an embossed sheet of black card-stock I had, for the main card.  I created the two panels and stamped one with the flowers then added white twine to the other.  The flowers are embossed in black and clear powders.  I decided in the end to add some stickles to a few of the flower stems.  For the twine panel, I layered the birthday tag over top added the bow, then finally added all the eyelets.


Stamps:  Simply Said
Paper:  River rock, whisper white, black
Ink:  versamark, versamagic (Spanish olive)
Accessories:  white twine, black eyelets, clear and black embossing powders, Stickles, crop-a-dile

To Brighten Your Day!

Posted in It's your Birthday at 9:33 am by happygiggles

This card is so bright but actually makes me smile everytime I look at it!  I made this for yet another challenge.  This time it was for the technique lovers challenge on Monday.  We were to try and combine at least two different patterns.  Since I didn’t have a ton of patterned paper on hand that would work together, I did my best with this!  I think I succeeded.  If you count all the different patterns on the dragonfly, I have 8 different ones!

I stamped the red card-stock with a small background stamp, then layered the patterned paper, ribbon, the birthday sentiment and finally the dragonfly.  I heat embossed the dragonfly with a silver powder the colored it in with my water color pencils.

Stamps:  Doodle wings (Stampendous), The snowflake spot

Paper:  Real red, starfish & dreams

Ink:  versamark

Accessories:  ribbon, crystal rhinestone, silver embossing powder, water color pencils


Posted in Challenges, Just Because at 9:20 am by happygiggles

Here’s another challenge I did!  This one was for the featured stamper on Sunday, featuring Mary Jo Albright!  She has some amazing card in her gallery!  It was so hard to chose one to CASE!  I ended up chosing this one: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga…;ppuser=108913

  Here’s my version:

The stuff I changed:
1. The stamp set
2. The embellishments
3. I didn’t add any ribbon

And now, the recipe!

Stamps:  Delight in Life, Best Blossoms

Paper:  Goovy Guava, Ruby red, river rock, a scrap of cream paper

Ink: Chocolate chip, Whisper white craft ink

Accessories:  flower rhinestone, Stickles, clear embossing powder, bronze brads, watercolor pencils

February 26, 2008

The Dahlia fold!

Posted in Just Because at 11:00 pm by happygiggles


This was a fun card to do!  It was actually pretty easy.  It would have been easier if I used a thinner cardstock though.  Next time!  I wanted everything to be simple so that the main focus is on the flower.  Here’s the recipe:

Stamp: Best Blossoms

Paper:  red cardstock from my stash, cream bling paper, other scraps

Ink:  Versamark

Accessories:  crystal rhinestone, embossing powder 

My First Challenge!

Posted in Challenges, Just Because at 10:29 pm by happygiggles

I have recently become a member at Split Coast Stampers.  It was actually this site that got me really excited about making cards again!  There’s just so much inspiration!   I decided to jump right in and start with a challenge.  (Actually, that’s mainly all I’ve done!)  This card was for the Saturday inspiration challenge.  The picturethat Stef chose was exciting to me.  I just love the fresh colors! 

Instead of going country, I tried to recreate the refrigerator using green bling paper but I cut a window in it to make it seem as thought the butterfly was coming through.  I guess it’s not a fridge at all!  I embossed some flowers out the ‘window’.  Everything else I believe is self explanatory!  Recipe at the bottom.


Stamps:  Doodle Wings by Stampendous (Don’t you just love this stamp?)

Paper:  Soft Sky, green bling paper, pink scraps

Ink:  Versamark

Accessories:  Silver embossing powder, yellow grosgrain ribbon, flower sticker, water color pencils, blender pen, white brad, foam tape

High Time

Posted in Uncategorized at 5:52 am by happygiggles

I thought it was high time I created a blog solely devoted to my card creations!  Yay!  My Mom and I have been purchasing stamping ingredients for quite some time now.  My passion started early on in life when my best girlfriend and I were about 8 years old.  We (I) decided we should go into business selling our creations.  Everyday we would open up shop in our cramped stifling hot playhouse.  I must admit I’ve come a long way since those days!  I now use card stock instead of computer paper and stamps instead of markers with clear embossing powder!  

Here’s a bit of who I am:

  • I am recently married to the love of my life!  (September 8, 2007) 
  • I will be celebrating my 26th birthday early in April.   
  • We have no children yet
  • I try to make God first in my life (a daily challenge!)
  • I love to make cards! 


Here is our wedding invitation.  The cream ribbon isn’t supposed to be crooked, honest.  All handmade by me, my Mom, and my best girls!

So please, won’t you come back and visit? I’ll try to update often!