Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Birthday Shaker Card

This is a card I made for my FGMIL's birthday. It uses the sweet centers set.
I used Crazy for Cupcake's balloon for the background. I'm loving these new treat cups. Now if only we'd get some cold weather so I could mail some chocolate in them!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Fall Thanks

I pre-ordered this Autumn Splendor set (one of the perks of being a demo!!!) and just recently had a chance to ink it up. I love the set's detailing...its beautiful, and the second I saw it in the mini I knew I had to have it. And this is what I came up with....

I thought it'd be a great thank you card, especially with the fall colors! Can you believe its already September?!?!? I CANT! Now of course it wouldn't be a Rebecca card without a little love on the inside....

This is what I created for the inside. Something simple, but it definitely adds a special touch. I stamped the image in Real Red and then used a blender pen with the More Mustard for these accents.

What do you think? Comments make my day!!!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

A Cocktail Birthday

I made this lovely cocktail inspired card for my friend Kathy's birthday.

I didn't have the Real Red marker, so I used the paper piecing technique to do the cherries and strawberries. It definitely adds a special touch. And the new scallop oval punch is fabulous!!!! The colors are definitely very summer-y it!

Thanks for stopping by. <3

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Samantha's Shower

I decorated this lunch box tin for my best friend Samantha's bridal shower.

I filled the box with decorated Elegant Notes for her to send as Thank Yous. I forgot to take a pic of those (darn it). I love the colors in this DSP! Soft and subtle, and very romantic. Don't you think?

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Textured Card

I love my Big Shot! Using the texturez plates I can make any of my SU! papers have added adds a whole other dimension to the card.
The Parisian Breeze DSP (retired) in this card is also textured. Gosh I love that paper.
I always need tons of Thank You notes, so this is just one of the many in my stash!

Thanks for stopping by.

Sponge Bob Birthday

I made this birthday card for my friend Kathy's daughter's birthday. She was turning 7 and had a Sponge Bob themed party. I think it turned out quite well! My newest thing is to decorate the insides of my cards...this is what I did on the inside:

I've been MIA for a while, but I'll try to get back into the swing of posting soon.

Saturday, June 13, 2009


The lovely Ms. Pam Browne showed us a card at my upline's last downline meeting (thats a mouthful!) that I just knew I had to case! I absolutely loved it, and I'm always looking for unique card designs. Here's a pic of Pam's project:Amazing right? I know! Click over to Pam's Blog to see more of her creations.

Now, here is the card I made using Pam's idea. I used the Parisian Breeze DSP (which is retiring this month, so let me know if you need some ASAP).

A little more detailed....Hope you enjoyed this creation. Check back again soon for more new projects, cards, and gift ideas!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Three Little Words & Three Little Roses

Here's a card I made for my parents who live in Florida. These are the planned colors for my upcoming wedding so I really like playing around with them and seeing what I can come up with. I'm seeing possible Thank You cards in my head...hehe.

I love it and hope you do too!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Comfort Food

These are just a few 3x3 cards I made this week. I've never really played with this size before, but I felt like to really highlight this stamp set I needed to do a smaller card.

I made this "donut be sad" card for my colleague Kathy who just got back from vacation.
This one I made for my fiance. He'd had a rough day and I knew a card would make him smile...especially one with a silly little pun like this.

The stamp set is Comfort Food a level 1 hostess set (you can get this set for free with a $150 order! Contact me for details). The patterned paper is something I got from a fellow stamper so I don't know who makes it. The cardstock is an old in color I had on hand that matched the paper fairly well I thought.

Leave a comment and tell me what you think! Oh...and maybe what you're favorite comfort food is...mine is Chocolate! yummy!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Flowers Flowers Everywhere

This cute little box is what I gave my mother for Mothers Day. You can find a tutorial for this adorable box on my wonderful upline, Lisa Freeman's blog.

I filled the box with some custom cards and stationary using another of my favorite sets; Upsy Daisy.

Thanks for stopping by~ and don't forget to let me know what you think!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Spring Brings Roses

First let me tell you...I am OBSESSED with SU!'s Fifth Avenue Floral set. I love it! It never leaves my desk, and its always ALWAYS inky.

Here is the card I created for my Mom and my wonderful Future Mother-In-Law for Mother's Day.

You can find a tutorial for this base of this project on Stephanie Luman's blog.
I played with the roses a bit to get some different dimensions. I cut each one on different lines and assembled them with's a detail shot:
The ingredients for this card include: Riding Hood Red CS, Pink Piroutte CS, Candy Cane Lane DSP, Kraft DSP, Whisper White CS, and some lovely silver brads.

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to comment and let me know what you think! :-)

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Our Love Story

Here's a pic of a project I've been working on for a couple of weeks now.
I used some SU! Designer Series Paper and the 08-09 IN Colors. The SU! Organza ribbon finally arrived today so I could finish it off!
Enjoy a few close-ups....
And here's the back....I covered the chipboard but havent decided what photos I'm gonna be using for it.

**These pictures are all from the weekend that we went to the Outer Banks of NC and got engaged**

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Crazy for Cupcakes --with IN Colors

Ahh the evolution of a card. You look and its "almost done"...its missing something...not sure what...

This card was for a sketch challenge so I looked back at the sketch and realized it needed some ribbon!
And then I thought....I need some more of this Tangerine color to tie it all I ended up with this:
What do you think?

Monday, February 23, 2009

A Card...Personalized

This is an card I made for my DBF's parents. It is their 30th wedding anniversary, so I wanted to incorporate their wedding pic and a recent pic.I used Urban Garden DSP (my favorite) as well as some Night of Navy & Basic Gray cardstock. The sentiment is embossed in silver.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Color Challenge

This is the card I made for the DCBD Color Challenge #116.
The challenge was to use Green Galore, Tempting Turquoise, Basic Grey, and Whisper White. Other than the colors the design was up to me. I chose the SU set Garden Greetings.

Hope you like what I came up with. Leave a comment with a link to your design, I'd love to see it!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Rub Ons!!!

I love Stampin Up rub-ons. They are just so versatile.

I took some plain leather scrapbooks and jazzed them up in just a few quick minutes. Just cut, stick, rub...DONE!

I'll be covering every available surface in my home now...hehe. Check back soon for more creations.

Friday, February 13, 2009

I'm Officially a Demo!

My Starter Kit arrived from Stampin Up yesterday....I was so excited I practically tackled the UPS guy. So, I thought I'd share a little of my excitement with you!

Here's the was really heavy!

I was like a kid on Christmas...tearing into it.Ooooh look at all those goodies!!!!
And you can get all these goodies too! Right now, for only $169! There is $309 in product in there (yes, i did add everything up myself for my particular order....the inner business major in me).

I can't wait to play with all my new goodies. Keep checking back for creations from the new catalog.

If you'd like to host a party and earn lots of free goodies (including a full color idea book, a $9.95 value) contact me today!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Thank You

A while back I made my FMIL a Paint Can filled with stationary for Christmas. I've finally used my gift cards I received from my future in-laws, so I decided to send them a little "thank you" explaining what I purchased.

I wanted the card to remind her of the Paint here's what I came up with:
Hope she likes it :-)
(this uses Urban Garden DSP and the Flight of the Butterfly Set, along with some Night of Navy Cardstock and White Craft Ink)

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Cards for Kids: Valentines Challenge

Valentines! Yup, tomorrow is February 1st, which means Valentines day is only 2 weeks away! You better get crackin'. hehe.

These are some valentines I made for a great project called 1000 Valentines: Cards for Kids Challenge. These will be going to the Children's Hospital in Michigan.

The kids will be exchanging handmade cards from various cardmakers across the country. I've got to pop all these in the mail tomorrow, but I thought you might want to see a few before I do.

If you are interested in getting involved in this project visit
Thanks for stopping by! Lots more on my cards and creations coming very soon!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

A Card for Grandma

My boyfriend's grandmother's birthday is this weekend, so of course I was charged with the task of making the PERFECT card.

I love my Upsy Daisey set (its one I turn to quite often for all occasions). And it goes so well with the Urban Garden DSP...LOVE IT. (and everytime I use a piece I tell myself 'I have got to order more of this!' --yes, I love it that much).

I love the color combo of the green and blues, but I did think it needed a little pink, so I added the brads for a bit of a POP.

I also stamped the back, since too often people don't realize I've made their card...
I got this stamp out of my lovely Demo, Lisa's, goodie basket. You can check out her blog at:
(I'm hoping to be joining her downline very soon)

Thanks for stopping by today.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Masculine Miss You

A masculine card!...sorta

A masculine 'missing you' card...or atleast as 'masculine' as I get. Still can't resist putting a saying inside a card, so Flight of the Butterfly set always saves the day for me.

Life is Good

I loved this set and I am so sad that it just retired! This is just a simple card I made for my little brother's birthday.

This set is not only great as a focal point for cards, but its also great for your scrapbooks. Endless possibilities.

Happy me

Yesterday was my boyfriend and my 2 year anniversary. Although he was away (the Navy calls), we did celebrate last week. I made him this card with the Seasons of Friendship set and Love Owl-Ways.
I was so proud of this card and it was very hard for me not to show it to him before I gave it to him (I always run out of my stamp room when I'm done making something and show him, hehe).

When I finally gave him the card he suprised me with...a card he made for me! He even went in my stamp room and read the bottle of stamp cleaner and how to use the stamp'n'scrub...AMAZING! Hopefully he wont get too mad at me for posting this...but its just so cute, I can't resist:

Sorry I haven't posted in a while...but more posts to come really soon!