Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Kassidy's Month Long Birthday Bash - Birthday Post

Its almost Kassidy's Birthday at Inking it Up Crazy! Kassidy has become one of my best crafty friends and I absolutely adore her! She is so creative and talented and it is a great privilege to call her my friend!

Today on her blog it is Birthday Day! You were to create something that is birthday related.
This is the card that I made for Kassidy for her birthday. It goes with the present that I am getting for her. I hope she enjoys it!


Cricut Cartridge Simply Charmed
Cricut Essentials Cricut Cartridge

Me & My Big Ideas Happy Birthday Paper
Echo Park Walk in the Park Polka A Dot Paper/Brown Paper
Scrap Pink, Hot Pink, Yellow, Orange, White Cardstock
Black and White Gel Pens
Misc Pink and Green button
The Twinery Pink Sorbet Twine (cant live without their twine)
ATG gun
Modge Podge

I hope that Kassidy has the most wonderful birthday tomorrow!

Love Holly

Friday, June 24, 2011

Walk in the Park Pinwheel

Tonight I felt the need to craft! I saw some amazing Pinwheels at the craft store and thought that I should give it a try. I have more I will be posting tomorrow but thought I would post my first attempt on here tonight.


Echo Park Walk in the Park paper (gorgeous!)
Misc Polka Dot paper
Twinery Twine
Glue Dots

Hope you are having a great start to your weekend! I know that I am!

Love Holly

Kassidy's Month Long Birthday Bash- Echo Park Day!

Today is Echo Park Day at Inking it Up Crazy! It is part of Kassidy's Month Long Birthday Bash and today I got to make something wonderful using some beautiful Echo Park Summer Days paper. I love Echo Park paper, it is one of my absolute favorites to work with. I am always inspired to make something utterly amazing when I pull out one of their stacks!

I also just learned how to make a gate fold card (see previous post - for first gate fold card and another card using Echo Park paper) so this is my second one and I love them! I dont know why I hesitated to make them in the past.


Simply Charmed Cricut Cartridge
Core'dinations Purple Card Stock
Misc Purple Polka Dot paper, pink, black and white card stock
Echo Park Summer Days Paper - ice cream and polka dot
Ribbon from Target
White Gel Pen

Hope you think this card is as "yummy" as I do. It makes me want to have an ice cream asap. Now if only it would get warm and stay warm here!

Also dont forget to visit Kassidy's site Inking it Up Crazy if you haven't already and leave a comment. There are some great giveaways and prizes going on, you don't want to miss them!

Love Holly

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Gate Fold Card - Paper Smooches Monster Love

Today I made my first gate fold card and it turned out pretty awesome. I used some Echo Park paper and my new Paper Smooches stamps and voila! I love it. I am going to give the card to my husband for our anniversary next month. I cant say enough how much I love my Paper Smooches stamps, I dont usually stamp and once I got them, I just cant stop!


Paper Smooches Falling for You stamp and sentiment
Scalloped paper I got at a garage sale-maker unknown
Misc Blue Cardstock
Echo Park Summer Days patterned paper
White Gel Pen

I tied the card shut with some Twine from the Twinery! LOVE ME SOME TWINERY TWINE!

Hope you enjoyed the card as much as I do!

Love Holly

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Operation Write Home: Love Challenge

Today is Operation Write Home Project Day!

. Kassidy from Inking It Up Crazy paired up with We R Memory Keepers to make and send cards to the troops that they can write on and send home.

Today there will be all different challenges and giveaways at Inking Up Crazy and the best part is that all the cards are going to be sent to the troops to use to send home!

For my challenge, I was asked to make a LOVE card. This wouldn't normally be a challenge for me because I love cutesy love cards. But I thought a lot about what a soldier would want a card to say that they sent home to family and this is what I came up with...

Card 1:

I love this sentiment it says Love You To My Core and it is from Paper Smooches stamps. I thought I would use it on both cards to emphasize how much love one person could feel for another.

Give a Hoot (earth cut out) Cricut Cartridge, Brown Recollections Cardstock, Paper Smooches sentiment, Stampin Up Chocolate Chip Ink, Martha Stewarts Bakers Twine, Cosmo Cricket Togetherness Paper, Paper Accents Tag, White Gel Pen, Misc Cardstock.

This card doesn't have the amount of embellishment that I normally put on my cards but I do think it turned out really well.

Card 2:

I love how this card turned out also. Not too cutesy to send home but it strikes a chord to whoever is receiving it.

Give A Hoot Cricut Cartridge, Togetherness Paper from Cosmo Cricket, Recollections Brown Cardstock, White Gel Pen, Paper Smooches sentiment stamp, Martha Stewart Bakers Twine, Stampin Up Chocolate Chip Ink Pad.

I hope you enjoyed my two cards that I am sending in. I think this is a great project to participate and I hope that whoever ends up receiving these card truly enjoys them!

You can participate too! Please visit Inking it Up Crazy to read the rules and see all the challenges! I am hoping to make as many projects as I can while my kids are running around!

Love Holly

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Kassidy's Month Long Birthday Bash- Cosmo Cricket Day!

My friend Kassidy at Inking it Up Crazy is celebrating her June birthday with a month long amount of posts/giveaway prizes. She has asked some of us to do projects as well and I was thrilled to do this project using Cosmo Cricket paper. What is great is that I just got my Expression 2 which came with a Cosmo Cricket inspired cartridge called Just a Note installed on it! So I used both for my project. The cartridge and Cosmo Cricket paper. If anyone knows anything about me they know that I heart Cosmo Cricket. It is one of my favorite kinds of paper, I love the patterns, the colors and most of all the animals! This time using their paper I used more calmer paper than my normal love of everything bright and made a Fathers Day card for my husband. I used the fox cut out of a dad and a son and then I flipped the image to make another son since I have two boys. I think it turned out pretty cute!


Expression 2
Just a Note
Cosmo Cricket Togetherness patterned paper
White, Brown, red, pink, green and blue scrap paper
Paper Smooches Dad sentiment stamp (one of my favorite stamp makers)
American Craft brown ribbon
Stampin it Up Chocolate Chip brown ink

This is one card I know he will enjoy!

Love Holly

For more Cosmo Cricket project ideas check out Kassidys blog at Inking it Up Crazy and don't forget to enter all her awesome giveaways this month!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Kassidy's Month Long Birthday Bash- Bakers Twine Day

My friend Kassidy at Inking it Up Crazy is having a Month Long Birthday Bash to celebrate her June birthday. There is a new post everyday with amazing giveaway prizes. Today's theme is Bakers Twine and I used my favorite twine ever from The Twinery. Check out her blog and don't forget to enter to win everyday for some amazing prizes!


Twine from the Twinery: Pink Sorbet, Carribean, Lemon Drop, Lilac
Birthday Bash Cricut Cartridge: Alligator
Cricut Essentials Cricut Cartridge
Expression 2
Echo Park Summer Days Paper
Misc Cardstock: White, Pink, Green, Yellow
Core'dinations Purple Cardstock
Recollections bling: nose holes and alligator toe nails (faux pedicure)
Googly eyes from the Dollar Tree
White Gel Pen

Hope you enjoy my card! The twine looks great with all the bright colors of the Echo Park patterned paper! I hope that Kassidy has the best birthday month ever! What a fun way to celebrate your special day!

Love Holly

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Bee Happy - A Paper Smooches Card using some of my favorite things!

I made a quick card today and I didnt even use my Cricut. GASP! I know! I have been drooling over some stamps lately at Paper Smooches and today while I was filling my cart I noticed that they have free digital stamps. I printed this cute bee and sentiment out on cardstock on my printer (for FREE) and then I made this cute card!

Recipe: I used most of my favorite things!

Echo Park Paper
- Summer Days polka dot paper
Twine from the Twinery - yellow and charcoal
Paper Smooches - Free digital stamps; bee and sentiment
Black, white, green misc cardstock
White Gel Pen, black gel pen
ATG gun
Bic Mark It - yellow marker (to color the bee)

Hope you love it as much as I do. I made it because my friend is having a really hard day and I thought seeing it would make her smile. :)

Love Holly