Sunday, May 23, 2010

Miracle Workshop

Blogger is being difficult and won't let me upload the photos of this beautiful Miracle Paper Packet... If it quits throwing it's fit, I will post pics of it.

I am offering the Miracle Limited Edition Paper packet as a 6x6 accordian Album Workshop. If you are interested in joining me for this it will be on June 19, 2010. All you need to do is visit my website , and order the Miracle Campaign, as well as a 6x6 accordian Album. Here's where my procrastination kicks in. The campaign ends on May 31st. So you need to get on it and get yours ordered.

The accordian album originally was created by Vicki Wizniuk (click on her name to see the album). Being the great lady she is, she has allowed us the opportunity to teach you how to make this beautiful album. If you are interested, you can email me at But like I said HURRY and get your Miracle kit ordered. It comes with the embellishments you need for the album. I will provide the additional sheets of cardstock needed, as well as the sparkles and tools.

Here is the list of what you will need to order:
-Miracle Constant Campaign Paper Packet
-6x6 Accordian Album

Supplies to bring with you:
Above items
Paper trimmer

I can't wait to see you there!!!

Mojo Monday Sketch on a Sunday

So here is the sketch that we were given for this past Monday. Even though I'm always running behind, I really wanted to try it. It looks so pretty and elegant if you ask me. Here is my 2 cards I made using this sketch. I think mine turned out pretty dang good if you ask me...

-Materials used:
All CTMH unless otherwise noted.
-Emporium Level 2 Paper Packet
-D1361 Thank You
-Sweet Leaf CS
-Crystal Blue CS
-Sweet Leaf Embellishments
-Cuttlebug Dots Embossing Folder
-Cuttlebug Machine
-Silhouette Die Cut Machine
-Chocolate lots of it
-Diet Pepsi
-Radio streaming live to keep me crafting

I enjoyed this sketch. I'm quite pleased with the way these cards turned out... I can't wait to see what the sketch is for tomorrow... What do you think? Leave me a comment...

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Birthday Party Invite

Some of you may recognize the papers I used for this, and some may not. It's an oldy but goody when you have a little cowboy running around the house... It's from the paper pack Giddy Up (old school CTMH). Anywho I made these for my son's birthday party coming up. I also used my Quikutz Silhouette to cut out the card design and the stars. The stamp set I used was called Celebration, I think. I can't find it right now because I had some very very busy little hands come through here like a tornado, and I can't find it right now. I don't mind help, but don't touch my stuff... I'll be making little thank you's to go in his friends goody bags as well. That's my next project. Then it's a whirl wind of card making. I have the opportunity to place my items for sale in a little consignment like shop for handmade items... I think my cards could fetch me a little enabler money dontcha think? I'll give it a try for a month and see if it's really worth the effort. If it is, I'll be an official entreprenuer. Anybody got any tips on what sells and what doesn't, or anything else I need to know about selling my cards and crafty items? Any input would be greatly appreciated. Plus leave me a comment, I'd love to hear from you!

Saturday, May 15, 2010


Here is a card I made for my neighbor who just had a brand new baby. I haven't been very creative crafty for a little bit, but decided she deserved a Tansy original. I used me CTMH Wishes card confidence pattern book (LOVE IT!) for the pattern. It's called SUNDIAL. The paper is from the paper packet GRACE I did have to add my own little flair to it though. The paper flower I made using a SU border punch to scallop the edges of a piece of paper cut at 1 1/2"x 12", and then I crumpled it up again and again to loosen up the fibers in the paper to make it easier to form into the flower. I did punch a circle for the base with my 1 3/4" punch. I glued my piece to the base, and formed it into a spiral securing it as I went around. Then I used my CTMH liquid glass to really secure it and to adhere the button to the flower. I like how the flower turned out, but I think I need some more border punches so that I can make more of these beauties. I found the idea here on Vicki's blog. She never disappoints with her artwork. I love everything she comes up with... Stay tuned, cause the mini album on her blog, I made one too, and will be offering it as a workshop in June, stay tuned for more details coming soon, really soon.

University Graduation Announcement

Graduation Announcement
My best friend from high school asked me to do a huge favor for her. She was graduating and wanted to know if I'd do her announcements. On one hand I was flattered that she wanted me to make them, and then on the other hand I was going what the crap are you thinking, you've never made anything like this before. So formal. I TANSY am not a formal kind of person... I'm a very casual and laid back kind of gal... Formal is not me, so this was a big stretch for me. After many many nights on my knees begging for inspiration as to what to do, this is what I came up with. I had to hand cut the little design on the card because the size would waste a lot of paper if I did it on my die cut machine, but if I hand traced and cut it, I could get 2 cards from one sheet instead of 1 card from one sheet. When you're trying to do your best and keep costs down, you have to sacrifice... Anyway, I found some gold paper for the middle, and I glimmer misted the Colonial White cardstock with irridescent gold. Then I did my magic and embossed in gold. I used the Key to my Heart stamp set for the vine on the front, and the inside of the card. It's sized so that you can send it in a small standard envy, or you can seal it and send it as is. I was quite pleased with how "formal" they actually turned out, especially for a casual girl like me...

Here's a pic of the inside of the announcement...