Cute and simple cards and crafts for every occasion

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A Dino-tastic Birthday!

I made this cute little dinosaur card for one of little boys in my mommy group! We celebrated his birthday at Super Franks! The kids had a great time, but I have to say.....the mommy's had just as much fun! A few of us were huddled in the parking lot oohing and ahhing over each other's cards before we went in! That's what happens when you get a bunch of stampers together! I found a similar card on SCS and adapted using the punches that I have. I created "dinosaur skin" using my versamark pad, clear embossing powder and bone folder. I just love punch art and I LOVE how this one turned out! What do you think?

Don't miss Sale-a-Bration!

This was one of the cards that the ladies made at our workshop over the weekend! Everyone really loved the sweet little butterfly! Quite simple, but really cute! The workshop was a "Ladies Day In". The hostess had her friends over for a luncheon and an afternoon of cardmaking. We made 4 cards in total. There was a lot of chatting and laughing! I used one of the stamp sets that can be earned for FREE with any $50 purchase during Stampin Up's Sale-a-Bration. Sale-a-Bration only lasts til the end of March, so don't miss it! If you'd like to host a cardmaking event for a group of your friends, let us know! We'd love to set something up!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

A new post.....finally

I know it's been a VERY long time since we've posted anything new. Life has been downright crazy. There has not been a lot of crafting going on but I wanted to post a new picture at the very least.

This is a card I made for our boutique in December. There is no sentiment on these cards, leaving it open for different uses. I apologize for the poor quality of the picture. I have purchased a new camera since taking this picture, so hopefully the picture quality will improve. (Unless it's the operator. haha)

I am posting this today in honor of my husbands aunt who lost her battle with cancer yesterday. She did not have breast cancer, but I thought the card would be appropriate anyway. Her battle with this disease was heartwrenching but she always kept a smile on her face and a positive attitude. She will be missed dearly and remembered fondly.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Happy Hanukkah!

I know I am a bit late in posting this, but better late than never, right? This card is available in a pack of 8, each card with a different design and different holiday! You could have a years worth of holiday cards right at hand, whenever you need them. Come check us out at the Holiday in the Vineyards Celebration this weekend to see this card and many others, in person! We look forward to seeing you!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Elizabethan Birthday

As soon as I saw the new catalog I fell in love with the Elizabeth a la carte stamp and purchased it right away. I really love the way this card turned out - maybe it's the subtle elegance or perhaps the "vintage" look is finally winning me over?? A la carte stamps are also a great way to ease in to stamping as they are very inexpensive and can be used in a variety of ways.

Other supplies used on this card include: Sahara Sand, Marina Mist & Whisper White cardstock; Sahara Sand classic ink; Vintage Vogue and Short & Sweet stamp sets; scallop oval XL & 1 3/4"x7/8" oval punches; cutter kit; stamping sponges.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Happy Birthday Mom!

I love the black glitter on this card! I think it "dresses it up" a bit! This simple card is so pretty and elegant, I think! Yesterday was my Mom's birthday, so...Happy Birthday Mom! I don't think she'll mind that the post is a day late, haha! This card is available as part of a set of 8 birthday cards available for purchase. How nice and convenient to have birthday cards ready to be sent to your loved ones!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

2010 Holidays in the Vineyards

COME SEE US in the Barrel Room at Wente Vineyards (5565 Tesla Rd) December 4-5 from 12:00pm-5:00pm! This is our first craft booth at Holidays in the Vineyards and we are really excited to be a part of this event. There will be several other vendors to peruse, snacks, and of course lots of delicious wine.

Click here for more information on Holidays in the Vineyards.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Stationery gift set

This would be a fantastic gift for that hard to buy for person on your holiday shopping gift list! Or maybe you want to treat yourself to keep track of all your "to-do's" and correspondence! It consists of a journal, 2011 datebook, 8 note cards and a matching pen. All items coordinate with each other and make a lovely gift! This set was purchased to be raffled off as "blog candy". I hope the winner loves this set.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


While we normally tend to come up with card layouts that we can easily produce in larger quantities, we could not pass up the opportunity to let our slightly more creative sides flourish when we created these 2 cards for Emi's little twin cousins. The invitation to their birthday party featured various farm animals, so we thought we'd try to create some punch art farm animals to mimic the invite.

It was so fun creating these cards and in the end we had a hard time parting with them because they came out so darn cute (and were a bit time consuming haha)!

If you want to learn how to make cute punch art cards like these, or are interested in placing custom orders, feel free to contact us at

Monday, November 15, 2010

Thank You Soccer Mom!

This card was made as a custom order. The request was for a thank you card for the team mom for a soccer team. The team's colors are blue and white. The inside of the card simply says "Thank You", so there is plenty of room for each player on the team to sign.

How nice to give a customized card to thank someone! Really makes it extra special and heartfelt! Do you have a special occasion coming up or need to thank someone for their kindness? Let us know and we can work on some custom cards for you!