Sunday, January 22, 2012

Window and shutters

So, I have been playing around a bit with making some items for my envelope mini album (tutorial by Kathy Orta - Paper Phenomenon that I have been working on.  I found a great tutorial on YouTube from SaCrafters ( to make the window and shutters.  She is amazing.  Can you tell what I made these out of???

Yep, cardboard.

These are the first two that I have made, but I really like how they turned out.  Not sure about the color, but the overall structure turned out like I expected them too.  I think they will really look good with the mini album.

Happy Birthday - call me when it is time for cake

My daughter and I made this card together.  It was the first time we worked together on a card so we had a lot of fun picking things out.  We made it using the Cricut Imagine and a few other supplies.  My daughter enjoyed playing with the buttons on the machine.  The card was easy to make because we didn't have to pull any patterned paper from my stash.  Everything, but the card base, was taken from the Imagine Carts.

Cardstock: Stampin' Up!
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Black Soot
Stamp: Stampin' Up! - Afterthoughts
Cricut Imagine Carts: Imagine More and Best Friends
Adhesive: Stampin' Up! - stamping dementionals and 3M ATG

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Hello Everyone

This is my very first blog post (I hope of many).  I wanted to quickly introduce myself.  My name is Kelly.  I am the wife of a wonderful husband, the mommy to a beautiful little girl, and the proud owner of a small menagerie. 

My menagerie consists of 6 cats (Rossi, Cody, Murphy, Cassie, Ducati, and AJ), 2 dogs (Ozzie and Kai), a quaker parrot (Duncan), a sugar glider (Stash), a bearded dragon (Checa), a red-earred slider (Samson - she is really a girl but we found that out after giving her the name), a zebra finch (Liza), several fish, and a partridge (Bob) in a pear tree.  Well ok, maybe not the partridge, but yes, the rest all all mine.  

I am a Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator and a lia sophia Jewelry Advisor.   I also have a full time job.   In my "spare time", take LOTS of photographs, scrapbook, craft, and hang out with the family.   

My goal in doing this blog is to share my creativity, love of crafting, and my jewelry business with all of you.  Lets all enjoy the ride!!