Friday, June 17, 2011

Purple Flower Card

Happy Friday!

A few months back I purchased this Papertrey Ink Year of Flowers: Marigolds Stamp set and thought it would make a beautiful Sympathy Card.

I used my Copic Markers in V01 and V06 to color the flower, then cut it out and adhered it to my plum pudding card base. The background flowers were stamped with Versamark. The sentiment stamp is also from Papertrey Ink. The banner was cut by hand.

Thanks for Looking!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

4th of July Card


This card was made using the K & Company Americana Paper stack and coordinating adhesive borders. The borders are foiled and I used the banner one at the top of this card. I also used some blue flatback adhesive pearls in the top corners. The embellishment in the center is also from the Americana embellishment pack.


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

America the Beautiful Card & Challenge Entry


I saw this card sketch over on the sassy lil card sketches blog and decided to use it as inspiration for a Fourth of July card.

And here is my card:

The papers used for this card are from the K & Company Americana Paper pad. Papertrey Ink Kraft cardstock and K & Company embellishments were also used.

I used my nestabilities scalloped circle die and a circle punch that the 3D sentiment is adhered to.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Floral Dreams Mini Album


I created this mini album with the Floral Dreams Mini Album Kit by K & Company.
Love the Blues, Purples and Greens in this collection.

The mini frame on the cover is a chipboard piece that I painted with Ranger Paint daubers in white and celery. Then I sprayed it with Maya Road Mist in Lime. Love this color! It's super fun and glittery in person.

I also used some prima lace, flat back pearls, recollection and prima roses and a shabby fabric flower with a pearl center.

I kept the left page simple for a large photo and lined the bottom of the page with white seam binding, green prima lace, and flatback pearls. The right page has room for a large photo and is also a pocket that holds a few tags.

The right page has another large photo mat and a floral cluster in the corner with a memo pin and an adage ticket that I glimmer misted in Marshmallow.

I used the Martha Stewart Fence punch for the "pocket". This is the punch that has the bats on it, I simply cut them off with my exacto knife. Here is another floral cluster with Recollection and IamRoses flowers.
The right page has a Stampin' Up Scalloped envelope made into a pocket with a few tags, and a fabric flower with a pearl center.

These last two pages were very simple. A large photo mat and some satin ribbon with flatback pearls and a prima flower which a few more tags can fit behind.

I used the Cinch to bind this album and tied seam binding and satin ribbon along the side.

Thanks for Looking!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

K & Company Floral Dreams 6x6 chipboard mini album kit


I'd like to share with you a new mini album kit that is available on my ETSY shop.

This kit is filled with beautiful papers and embellishments to create a lovely mini album.

I love the color combination! Purples, blues, greens and cream.

Laces, Ribbons, Pearls, Border Strips, Rosette Trim!

Flowers, Diecuts, Embellishments.

Stamped Images/Tags.

Thanks for stopping by!



Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Father's Day Card - Golf


Since Father's Day is right around the corner, I thought it was time to get started on making some cards.

My dad loves to Golf so I thought this Golf cart from the Everyday Paper Dolls Cricut Cartridge was perfect.

I cut the Golf cart out twice, once in grey and once in black. Then I cut some of the pieces off that I wanted to be black (steering wheel, seat, wheels). I glossy accented some of the pieces to make them stand out a bit.

I used my cuddlebug to emboss the sky and the grass.

Thanks for Stopping by!


Monday, May 9, 2011

Roar Birthday Card

Happy Monday!

Today I have a fun Lion Birthday card that I created with the B is for Boy Cricut Lite Cartridge.

The background paper for this card is from the K & Company Confetti paper pad.
Papertrey Ink and Bazzil cardstock were also used.
I glossy accented the party hat, and used my nestabilities
 scalloped circle for the background element.

The "Birthday Wishes" banner was cut with a square punch,
the sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.

The inside of the card says "ROAR" and was cut with my Cricut.


Sunday, May 8, 2011

NSD: MPS Challenge #12: HB2U Boy Card

Hello again,

Robyn's 12th challenge for National Scrapbook Day is to:

Make a Scrapbook Page or Card with a Kid's theme!  

I love how this card turned out. So super cute!

To create this card I used the B is for Boy Cricut Lite Cartridge, Papertrey Ink stamps, and the K & Company Confetti paper pad.

I used my white jelly roll pen for the dots and dashes detail. Love it! It adds so much to this card and was so simple to do.


Saturday, May 7, 2011

NSD: MPS Challenge #7

Hello again.

My last post for this evening for Robyn's seventh challenge for National Scrapbook Day is to:
Make a Scrapbook Page!

This page was made with the DCWV Baby Girl stack and New Arrival Cricut Cartridge.

I glimmer misted the baby outfits with Irridescent gold.
They are attached to little hangers and a ribbon "clothes line".


NSD: MPS Challenge #5

Hello Everyone,

Robyn's fifth challenge for National Scrapbook Day is to: Create Any 3-D item

I chose to alter a wooden frame that I purchased from Michaels. The frame was painted with White Folk Art Paint, then mod poged with patterned paper from a 2010 Stampin' Up Designer Series paper pack.

The larger flowers are Prima E-Line that were colored with
Lindy Stamp Gang's Autumn Maple Crimson and Creme Brulee Cream Starburst Sprays,
the smaller are recollections mini roses.

Thanks for Stopping by!


NSD: MPS Challenge #4


Robyn's fourth challenge for National Scrapbook Day is to:
Make something with a Mother's Day Theme!


NSD: MPS Challenge #3

Hello Everyone,

Robyn's third challenge for National Scrapbook Day is to:
Make a card, scrapbook page, or 3-D item with a breast cancer theme.

For this card I used a few Making Memories papers and stickers
that I had purchased from Michaels. I also used Papertrey Ink
Sweet Blush Saddle Stitch Ribbon and Vintage Creme Cardstock.

The inside sentiment is
"There's beauty to be found in every corner".


NSD: MPS Challenge #2

Welcome back!

Robyn's second challenge for National Scrapbook Day is to: Make a card or scrapbook page using Kraft cardstock

I choose to make a scrapbook page with Kraft Cardstock as my background.

This Scrapbook layout was super easy and I love how it turned out. I followed the sketch from Sassy Lil' Sketches. The butterflies were cut with my cuddlebug and the Stampin' Up Butterflies Sizzix Bigz Die. Prima Swirl Pearls were used for the "trails". The pattered paper is from the Basic Grey Hello Luscious and My Mind's Eye Stella and Rose Collections. LOVE these papers.

Here is a close up of the "MOM" title that I cut and layered
with my Storybook Cricut Cartridge.

This layout will be put to good use with the Mother's Day pictures we will take tomorrow. 


NSD: MPS Challenge #1

Happy National Scrapbook Day!

To celebrate I am participating in Robyn's Challenges at

Challenge #1 - Anything Cupcake

I've had the DCWV Sweet Stack for quite a few months and this was the perfect opportunity to use it. I choose this super cute baby pink chocolate cupcake paper as my background.

Sentiment on the front of the card is "Happy Birthday".
I adhered mini glue dots to the "chocolate frosting" and then poured the baby pink
Martha Stewart Glitter on top of them. Instant Sprinkles!

The inside says "Sweet Birthday Wishes".


Cardstock: Papertrey Ink Kraft, DCWV Sweet Stack, Core’dinations light gold and brown
Ribbon: Michaels Celebration ribbon in baby pink
Stamp: Papertrey Ink, Inkadinkado
Ink: Staz-on Brown
Tools: Cricut, Create a Critter Cartridge, Martha Stewart Glitter, Mini Glue Dots


Thursday, May 5, 2011

Baby Boy Cards

Good Morning!

I'd like to share with you four baby boy cards that I created. These cards were super easy to make and I had fun using my Cuddlebug. They have a ton of embossing!!

Card #1: Sail Boat
New Arrival Cartridge - Sail Boat
Story Book Cartridge - Scallop Square
Sentiment - "Sweet Baby" from PTI

Card #2: Rubber Ducky
New Arrival Cartridge - Duck
Story Book Cartridge - Scallop Square
Handmade Crinkle Ribbon

Card #3: Stork
New Arrival Cartridge - Stork, Baby
Sentiment - "Sweet Baby"

Card #4: Sleepy Moon
New Arrival Cartridge - Moon
Story Book Cartridge - Scallop Square
Sentiment - "Sweet Baby" from PTI

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Mother's Day Card - Butterfly


Today I have a lovely Mother's Day card to share that I made as a special order for a friend.

Purple is one of my favorite colors so I love how the butterflies turned out and they match the designer paper perfectly!


Cardstock: Papertrey Ink Kraft, Lavender paper is from my LSS
Designer Paper: From Joanns
Ribbon: Papertrey Ink
Stamp: Papertrey Ink Mega Mixed Messages
Ink: Staz-on Brown
Tools: Cuddlebug, Hot Glue, Stampin' Up Sizzix Butterfly Embosslits

The inside sentiment says "Happy Mother's Day".


Thursday, April 28, 2011

*SALE* K & Company Life's Journey Vintage 6x6 chipboard mini album kit

Hey All,

I just added this vintage mini kit to my ETSY: VanessaCreations.

Shanna at scrapsandscribbles purchased this kit from me, and she just posted the first pages she created. It's super gorgeous. Visit her blog to check it out!

Here is a peak at the kit, please view my ETSY for more pictures and a detailed list of the kit contents.

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, April 25, 2011

Jubilee Mini Album & Altered Box

Welcome to my Blog!

Today I have a beautiful Mini Album and Altered box to share that I made for a friend's Birthday.

This mini is filled with Flowers, Pearls, Trim and Butterfly scrappy goodness!

The front of the mini album includes a Tim Holtz hitch fastener, Glimmer misted flowers, Prima Bling, and items from the collection (Jubilee Adhesive butterfly and Letter).

The altered box was also made using the Jubilee papers, Adhesive butterfly, Flowers, Glimmer Mist, White Acrilic Paint, Mod Podge, and a piece of velcro. I LOVE how this cute box turned out.

The second page here is my favorite!! It's so simple, but I love it. The purples and white are just gorgeous!
I added an I am Roses Flower that I Glimmer Misted with Irridecent Gold, Skeleton Leaves, Tim Holtz "Dream" Adage Ticket, and some Purple Bling.

Tags galore on these two pages. The trim on both of these pages is Recollections from Michaels. I colored the trim on the left page with Juneberry Wine Glimmer Mist. On some of these pages I Glossy Accented the background papers that had alot of detail.

The page on the left has a pull out card that has room for journaling, and a picture can go behind it. On the right side I used the Tim Holtz baroque die as a pocket and inserted 3 tags that are bound with a pearl brad and some fun blue fibers.

Love the butterflies on these pages. The small one is an acetate diecut from the collection, and the larger one I fussy cut from the designer paper.

This is a cute little mini book that fits nicely inside the green pocket to the left. It has 4 pages (8 if you count front and back) for pictures and journaling. It is bound with twine. So easy to make and it adds a ton of room for pictures.

This album was bound with my Cinch. Love that thing!

 Thanks for stopping by!