Thursday, March 24, 2016



I have always loved unicorns. I remember when I was young, I would wish on my birthday cake for a unicorn to appear in my backyard just once so I could pet it.  Well, that never happened but I still love them (and secretly wish for them!)

Today my friend received her order from A Cherry On Top and she had seen this stamp of a unicorn and thought of me! Of course I love it and I appreciate her thinking of me!
This is a clear stamp by Imaginisce.

Patience isn't one of my strong suits, so I was wriggling in my seat to try this stamp out.  I had to get pretty creative since I was at work and I don't normally have my crafting equipment with me.  Break time finally came around and I had to try this stamp out somehow! I tried using the bottom of a bottle but the cling didn't stick, I also tried a few other items instead of an acrylic block but none of them worked.  I finally found this travel brush that looks like a compact. I thought, well it's worth a try! Woohoo! It worked! I used a normal stamp pad that I use for my date stamper and stamped the image on my calendar and also on a post it.

So, on the right you can see my compact brush with the unicorn clear stamp on it and the stamped image on the post-it note. I love the way the lines are very fine and perfect, there was no smudging and you could clearly see the hair curled, eye lashes and unicorn horn.

Here was my finished product from my calendar. I colored it with very inexpensive scented gel pens that I bought in the Target dollar section (although I think they were more like $3.)  I have to say, I love these pens too! The tip of the pens are a little more broad then my other gel pens and the ink flows really nicely.  The sparkle is even as well when you put the color down on the paper.

I added a little eye shadow, a rainbow and some footsteps.  I hope you can see the sparkle of the glitter from the pens.  The stamp and the pens just made my day. Thank you my friend!

Happy crafting and I hope you have a magical day!  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 14, 2016

Thank You Tags

Today I am feeling grateful!  How many times have you been thinking, I should make some baked goods but I wish I could add a little cuteness to the packaging?  I wanted something simple but with a touch of thoughtfulness.  I baked some cookies for a few of my friends today and I wanted to make some tags to go on the package. So these are the tags I have made.  Hope you enjoy this post!

Side note, today I'm working on my new Heidi Swapp craft mat.  So far I am loving it.  It's a great size 18" x 24" so it covers my entire workspace and it's a beautiful color as well. This mat is heat resistant and water proof.  I found it on sale at Michaels for only $8! You can not cut on this mat but you can watercolor, stamp, etc and it wipes clean easily with a baby wipe or soap and water.  It was on super sale due to a few bubbles on the bottom that make it not completely smooth but I can work around those! :)

Okay, enough about this wonderful mat, let's get crafting! These tags were made with Distressed Ink. I put down some Distressed ink onto my craft mat, spritzed it with water using my mini mister and used a water color brush to create the water color background. 

The colors I used were Spun Sugar (pink), Scattered Straw (yellow), Evergreen Bough (green), and Shaded Lilac (violet).  I water brushed the colors on the paper in a rainbow.

Next, I stamped the tag outline, the tag dotted border, and the thank you sentiment onto my water colored background.

I fussy cut them out the tags and thought it needed some sparkle, so i added some Stickles red hearts to my tags.

I used my Cropodile to punch holes in each tag and tied the bags with ribbon to finish them.

Here is my finished product.  I thought they were a fun and easy way to make my cookies look a little more appealing!  I hope you have a wonderful day and bring someone some happiness today!  Thank you for stopping by! :)

Monday, March 7, 2016

Monkey Shaker Card

Hi and welcome to my blog!  I'm so excited to start this blog and share my crafting ideas, projects and inspiration.

Today I created this Monkey Shaker Card for one of my friends who is having a baby girl.  This year being the year of the Monkey, I thought I would create her a card with a monkey on it.  I hope she likes it.  I wasn't able to attend her baby shower so I am going to send her a gift card in this handmade shaker card. *sorry about the lighting*

I started by stamping the images in the Autumn Leaves stamp set called Mindy's Zoo on some 80b Neenah Solar White yardstick.  I stamped the images using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I colored in the images using Copic Sketch Markers.  For the monkey's face, inner ear and belly I used E00 and E02.  For the rest of the monkey I used E31 and E35.  For the clouds I used B00 and for the bird I used RV20, RV21, and RV06.  After coloring all of the images I fussy cut them out and set them aside. 

Next I stamped the flower image from the same stamp set using Stamping Up! Wasabi green and Rose Passion.  I created a frame by cutting a piece of Neenah card stock to 3.75"x5".  I cut a 1/2 inch border and stamped the frame the same way as I created the background.  

Next I created a shaker pouch using the Fuse tool and a page protector.  I used a corner of the page protector so I would only have to fuse two sides.  Starting from the bottom up, I rolled the heated Fuse tool using the ruler guide to create a pouch (make sure if you use the fuse tool that you have something under your project, otherwise, you could burn your table.)  Then I filled the pouch with Recollections shapes and chunky glitter. After I was satisfied with the shaker materials, I fused the fourth side to seal the pouch. 

Using double sided adhesive, I attached the shaker pouch to the card base.  Then using foam squares I attached the frame over the shaker pouch to hide the edges.  Lastly I used my Scotch ATG to adhere the monkey, vine, clouds and bird to the card front.  I was thinking of stamping a sentiment but I couldn't find the perfect one so i left it how it was and decided to write a personalized message inside instead. 

I hope my friend enjoys this card.  Have a great week and Happy Crafting!