Saturday, December 18, 2010

New Cards

Hey Everyone,

I am on CHRISTMAS VACATION so the cards are just flowing.  And so are the videos!!!!  Check out my channel on Youtube it is KISSES2235!!!!!  Totally addicted to making the videos!!!

Ok, check out the cards I made last night while skyping and chatting with Ericka.

Leave a message, let me know what you think!!!!

Christmas Card #4

Card Recipe
Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye
Embellishments: Jolee's (snowflakes)
Stamp: Papertreyink

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Christmas Card #3

Ribbon: Fresh snow Papertreyink
Stamp: Joy to All Hero Arts
Embellishment: Snowflake Colorbok

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

My Haul

Hey Everybody,

I just wanted to do a quick post.  My friend Ericka sent me a RAK in the mail which I received today and I just wanted to share some pics of the highlights!!!!!

Look at that, just a bunch of SCRAPPY goodness!!!!!

BLING! BLING! and some more BLING!!!!!!  Love it!!!!

I had these buttons but she sent me the bottles!  Aren't they cute!!!

Adhesive is like gold over here!!!  I am always running out!!!!

Can you say IRock and Punch around the Page!!!  Love it!!!

I purchased this little haul from Papertreyink!!!!

I just want to say thank you to my friend Ericka!!!  Love you girl!!!! 

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas Card #2

I did not think I would like this card.  But when it was completed i was like WOW! that is a pretty card!!!..But I have a problem.  The sentiments are not stamping properly.  It is not a solid image.  I get a clean cut but it is an outline with the center still needing to be colored in.  If have any suggestions on how to fix this please post!!!

I would have liked to make a set of these. All the paper came from the Basic Grey's Jovial collection paper pack.  I cut the poinsettias off of a page.  Unfortunately you only get one sheet of each!!!! 

Leave a post, tell me what you think!!!

Christmas Card #1

So I am behind.  Ericka from My Ebony Cards has posted three cards already!!!  So I told her don't worry I will catch up!!  Our new phrase is NCLB ( No Cardmaker Left Behind)!!!! I got up this morning to make card #1.  Nothing worked,  the original stamp I wanted to use would not stamp clear.  I don't know if it is the ink that I am using!! I had to start over three times and part of the sticker I used got bend during all of the shifting!!!!! Don't worry you will see it because I am posting the card anyway.  I ended up ruining the card because I took the part that was bent off and tried to draw it on my self!!! Anyway I like the card. It is clean, simple, and a little bent!!!!! Leave a message and let me know what you think.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Christmas Gift Tags!!!!

Totally Cute!!!!  These gift tags were made with my new stamps set from Papertreyink.  Love them!!!!!

KWerner inspired card

This card was created after watching a Kwerner card video.  I thought it was extremely cute!!!  Leave me a comment let me know what you think.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Orange and Blue Layout

Hey everyone,

Here is a layout I did of my son Deondre'.  He is seven now!!  I guess better late than never.  But then again maybe not.  I have just recently begun to want to do layouts with one pic, so here it is. 

Sunday, November 7, 2010


Hey Everybody,

It has been a long time since I posted but I have been having some technical difficulties.  It seems like things are working now. YEAH!!!  I recently participated in a swap over at Scrap Da World.  I was a little nervous because I don't have access to a Micheal's or any craft store for that matter.  But I think I did very well!!!  Take a look and tell me what you think!!!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Just some cards I made.

I have not posted on my blog in what seems like forever.  But I have been working on some cards and I created a new layout.  Take a look and let me know what you think!!!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Using My Scraps

This weekend I decided I would try making a card using majority scrap papers.  It was a little challenging but I think I did a good job.  I finally used some ribbon that I found on my Scrapping Trip with my BFF Ericka in July! Hope you like.

These are the scraps that I chose.  I love the dotted page!

The final product!!!!!

Paper: Bazzil Swiss Dotted, KI Memories
Punches: Martha Stewart Butterflies, Creative Memories
Embellishments: Papertry Ink; button
Stitching: Bazzil In Stitchz

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Good evening,

Here is my interpretation of the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #85 over at Let me know what you think.  Have a great week!!!!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Mojo Monday

I know it is Saturday and I am just posting my card for Mojo Monday, but returning to work has not left any time during the week. In addition, I am totally busted when I get home!! Nonetheless, check out my card and tell me what you think!!!!! You can also go to Mojo Monday and check out the sketch and other crafters and their interpretation of the sketch.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #84

Happy Monday!!!!

Today I convinced Ericka to complete the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #84 from The Sweetest Thing blog with me. I think she enjoyed it!!  Go check out her card over at her blog My Ebony Cards.

For my card I used Bazzil Swiss Dot Card stock, Olivia paper pad from Basic Grey, Martha Stewart punch for the butterflies, and Hero Arts stamp for the sentiment.

I thought the card seemed to dark when I intially chose the colors but they grew on me.  I really like the end product.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Altered Notepad

When getting ready to return to work after a long summer I usually buy a notepad/notebook of some kind.  I always try and find a really cute one with a printed design on it.  I am sure you know what I mean.  Well this year since I have all this product from making cards and scrapbook pages, I thought I would try my hand at making an "altered notepad".  So in this post you will see the before and after. I think it is really great!!!  Leave me a post and let me know what you think.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Mojo Monday

Ok, today I got my MOJO on. This is the first time I participated in the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge. I used patterned paper from My Mind's Eye and Bazzill Basics. The flower is from Hampton Art stamps and the sentiment is from Hero Arts.  I really enjoyed myself today.  My son started soccer camp today and the uninterrupted time was great!! You can check out the sketch @

Leave a comment, let me know what you think.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #83

Happy Sunday Everyone,

This weekend I participated in the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge which means I created a card based on the sketch from their website.  It was actually quite fun to see my card on another crafter's blog.  You can see the sketch over at  Enjoy and Tell me what you think.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Gerald's Family Vacation Scrapbook Page

My brother Gerald and his family went to the beach for their family vacation a few weeks ago. This is the pic that they posted on Facebook. So I thought that I might do a scrapbook page for them. This is unlike any page I have done before. In the past I would put the pics down on the page and then add the embellishments. And usually I have more than on pic on a page. It is as if the pic becomes one of the embellishments for the scrapbook page!!! I think it came out very nice, especially considering I use to think it was a waste of time to do a whole page for one pic. I have totally changed my mind on that, one pic is just enough.

I am going to put it in the mail tomorrow. Hopefully it will get there in one piece. I am going to get my brother to buy one of those frames specifically for scrapbook pages!!! I hope they like it. It took a lot of time.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Brother's Card part 2

My Dad asked me to make a card for my brother from him. He knows a good thing when he sees it. So this is the other card that I made for my brother's birthday. I also made a set of 4 to add to my gift giving this Christmas!!! Let me know what you think!!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Brother's Birthday Card

I made this card for my brother. Can a male card have a flower on it??? I really like the card. Ilike the stamping that I did. That is new for me.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Finally Friday Challenge

Hey everybody,

It is Friday and I am home scrapping and skyping with Ericka. We both took the Finally Friday Challenge from Kwerner (our favorite card maker). Here is my interpretation of the Fabulous Birthday card. We had to use a punch element. Let me know what you think!!!!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Thank yous for Aunt Geraldine

I decided to make a set of "thank you" cards for my cousins. Their mother, my Aunt Geraldine, recently passed away and I wanted them to have some nice "thank you" cards to give out to those special people. They have been poking fun at my craft, especially when I told them that I was spending a day at home scrapping and skyping with my bestfriend, Ericka in Maryland. I am making 15 so they will each have 5 cards to share. So in this post you will see four of the prototypes that I made. Leave a comment and tell me what you think!!!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

I am soooooo excited. I finally have shelves for my carfting space in my bedroom. The space is not big and I really want a scrapbook room. But for now in this moment I absolutely LOVE my crafting space. My Dad put the shelves up for me. It gives me so much more space on my table. The shelves have now become home to my texture boutique, all my cricut cartridges, my box on embellishments, crop-o-dile, itop, and so much more crafting stuff. It is great!!!!! One of the best thing about the shelves it that underneath the last shelf I wrapped some twine around the shelf rack and I was able to display some of the cards I made.

In the picture, you can see that my crafting space is neat and tidy, which is a rare thing. But I wanted my Dad to see his handy work without all the mess. Of course his first question was, "How long will it stay like this?" We all know that the sign of a real crafter is a messy table!!!! Thanks, DAD!!!!!!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Kwerner Inspired Card

This card was inspired from my favorite card maker, Kwerner. It is this weeks Finally Friday!!!!!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Autumn cards

These card all have an autumn color tune. I used the "Indian Summer" paper collection from Basic Grey.

Hello everyone,

It has been a while since my last post. For my summer treat I went to Maryland to visit my girlfriend Ericka. You could call her my BFF or my BSCMFF (best card making skyper friend forever!!) LOL !!! She and I skype and craft for hours! It is the best fun!!! Anyway, I flew to Maryland without my son. Thank goodness for grandparents. Let me just say, that is something I need to do every couple of years.

We planned this scrapbooking trip. We got in her car and drove to four different scrapbook stores. Three scrapbook stores were in Virginia; Stamp N' Memories, Scrapdoodles, and Scrapbook Plus and Archiver's in Raleigh, NC. We stayed in hotels, ate good food, and bought alot of really great scrapbooking supplies. Shopping is always fun and hanging out with my "bestie" was great!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Post office drama!!!

Good Morning,

I finally go and mail my cards for the SOC (Scrappers of Color) Swap. So I am in the post office and I tell the teller that I want t mail my first package ( the one with all the cards) and then I tell her that I want a stamped envelope with enough postage as the package I just mailed. I don't even know if you can do that in the US. But the teller tells me that I can't have a stamped envelope because in Bermuda (which is where I live) a Bermudian stamp has to leave the island and an American stamp has to enter the island. She offered other alternatives but it was too late and it ws going to cost more money!!! I was a little upset because I could not think of how I was going to get the stamped envelope to the host of the swap. I didn't want her to assume the cost of the postage. So after I thought about it for a minute, it clicked that I could ask my friend Ericka to mail it for me. She so nicely agreed!!!! Thanks Ericka, you saved the day!!!!!!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Three new cards!!!!!

Let me just start by saying there are some serious crafters out there and one day that will be me. But for right now, I am content with recreating the wonderful creations of others. Some times I wonder how they even conceived the idea. It is just awesome!!! So over this past weekend and especially today I found some new crafters and of course they had some awesome card videos that inspired me to make some of my own. The funny thing about trying to recreate someones work is that, throughout the process of making it, it gets tweaked and becomes your own!!! I wish I knew how to link their blogs to my site but I don't, but the 1st card is from Debbie Olson, the 2nd card is from joliebean (she has a youtube channel !!!), and the last card is from Dawn a Stampin Up!! instructor!!