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Two Birthday Cards

Here are two very different styles of birthday cards I recently created.

The first one was for my husband, who turned 27 last Friday. He always says how he likes simple cards, so that’s what I made him!


-Stampin’ Up! Seam Binding ribbon in Crumb Cake
-SU! stamp from the Engraved Greetings stamp set
-SU! ink in Early Espresso and Crumb Cake
-SU! cardstock in Early Espresso (on large candle)
-Recollections kraft cardstock (card base and sentiment)
-DCWV Guy Stack patterned papers
-Brown embroidery floss
-Nestabilities Labels Eight die (sentiment)
-Wrap It Up Cricut Cartridge (candles)

The second card I made was for my future step-sister, who just turned 16. I used my Gypsy to create the card base.


-Stampin’ Up! rhinestones
-SU! cardsock in Basic Black (card base)
-K&Co. textured cardstock (numbers)
-DCWV Rockstar Stack patterned paper (“sweet”)
-Stars Cuttlebug embossing folder
-Black chalk ink
-Winter Woodlands Cricut cartridge (card base and numbers)
-Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cartridge (“sweet”)

Thanks for looking, and don’t forget to click here to order all your Stampin’ Up! products!


Gender Reveal Cake

We recently found out the sex of our baby. I didn’t just want to call my dad to tell him what his first grandchild will be, of course I wanted to do something more creative! Well, semi-creative. I decided to do a gender reveal cake, which is a trend right now. I bought a Betty Crocker white cake mix and added 1 1/4 cups water, 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce, 3 egg whites and 10 drops of food coloring(pink or blue to signify the sex!). After I baked the cakes (two 9” rounds) I frosted them with chocolate frosting. I made sure I covered the whole thing really well as to not ruin the surprise! For being relatively healthy, the cake tastes pretty darn yummy! I always use applesauce instead of oil when baking cakes but had never used just egg whites.

On top of the cake I cut out some letters with my Cricut to spell out “ITS A.” Yes, I know the “its” should have an apostrophe, so don’t judge :). I used the Birthday Cakes Cricut cartridge for the letters, I think I cut them out at 2”. The paper is Pear Pizzaz from Stampin’ Up!

Here is a picture of the cake.

Curious as to what color I dyed the inside? Here’s a picture right after my dad cut out the first piece!

Yep, we’re having a boy! There was no denying it at our ultrasound the other day, he was showing off the goods for everyone to see! Baby boy was also measuring three days ahead of schedule, so that would put his due date at November 30 instead of December 3.

I just can’t wait to meet our baby boy!

Click here to check out my Stampin’ Up! store and keep up with my pregnancy at my other blog here.

Belly Shot Pages

Here are two more pages in my pregnancy scrapbook. They’re similar to the two other belly shot pages I previously created. If I go the full 40 weeks I’ll have enough spaces to include a photo every week (I plan on using the front and back of six of the tags). If I don’t go the full 40 weeks I’ll probably include some postpartum photos. And if I go over 40 weeks? Well, I can’t imagine that I’ll really be wanting my picture taken at that point… but if I do, I can always make another tag.

Per usual, all the cardstock I used was Stampin’ Up! in colors Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Wild Wasabi, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla. I also used Crumb Cake ink on all the elements for a distressed look. Take a look!

-SU! Crocheted flowers
-SU! buttons in So Saffron, Certainly Celery and Pretty in Pink (Subtles collection)
-SU! Pretty in Pink ribbon
-SU! Linen Thread
-Green embroidery floss
-Flower border Sizzix die
-Pink and Yellow Stickles
-Making Memories Epoxy Clip
-Skin toned cardstock (just from my stash, not sure of the brand)
-Argyle Sizzix embossing folder
-Spots and Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder
-Floral Fantasy Cuttlebug embossing folder
-9 Months Cricut cartridge (pregnant lady)

-SU! Pretty in Pink ribbon
-SU! Certainly Celery ribbon
-SU! Bashful Blue ribbon
-SU! corduroy buttons (brad style)
-SU! Linen Thread
-Making Memories Epoxy Clips
-Tim Holtz Philosophy Tag
-Tape Measure ribbon (from my stash)
-Tags, Bags, Boxes & More Cricut cartridge (tags, used with Gypsy)
-9 Months Cricut cartridge (“growing belly” word art)

I have maybe three or four pages left in this album, and then I plan on doing a “Year You Were Born” album with pages like popular TV shows, popular movies, top news stories, top baby names, etc. Can you guys believe I’m 20 weeks already? That’s exactly the half way mark of my pregnancy! If you’re interested in seeing what’s going on with my pregnancy, check out my other blog, The Accidental Wallflower.

And if you’re interested in any Stampin’ Up! products, click here to order!

Stampin’ Up! Haul

Good morning crafty friends! Can you believe I actually filmed a crafty video last night? I know, I can hardly believe it myself! It’s just a little haul I received from Stampin’ Up! yesterday. I really do love all of the SU! products! The cardstock is seriously some of the highest quality in the industry, so you know it will hold up well in your scrapbooks and mini albums! Plus, it cuts really nicely in my Cricut.

This order was pretty small, I just needed to pick up a few things that I forgot to get in my big order in June. Towards the end of the video I explain how you can order SU! cardstock; either in multi-packs or by color.

You can click here to shop my Stampin’ Up! store, I would really appreciate it if you did! While you’re on the site, I highly suggest you check out the clearance section, tons of great deals that are going fast!!

The Proud Papa

Now, obviously pregnancy can only be experienced by women. But, they didn’t get there on their own! I thought it would be a neat idea to dedicate a page in my pregnancy scrapbook to the guy responsible for getting me in this mess wonderful situation, my husband! He wrote the little blurb and posed for the picture, but I did everything else.

And as always, I used all Stampin’ Up! cardstock in the colors Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Pretty in Pink, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla. I also used Crumb Cake ink on all the elements for a distressed look.

You can shop Stampin’ Up! here!

-So Saffon SU! ribbon
-SU! Linen Thread
-Sparkly blue brads (not sure on the brand, American Crafts maybe?)
-Martha Stewart edge punch
-Making Memories Mini Alpha stickers
-Tim Holtz Fragments
-Epoxy tag (again, not sure of the brand)

Here’s a close up look of the Fragment “baby blocks” I made.

Making these was really easy! All I did was take some of the Making Memories Mini Alphas and put them on some So Saffron SU! cardstock. I then coated the Fragments in glue and attached them to the paper, making sure the letters were centered. After the glue dried I cut out the Fragments with a craft knife and used a nail file to smooth out the edges. Easy peasy!

Thank you all for looking, and I hope to inspire some of you to preserve your pregnancy memories in scrapbook form! I plan on doing a short video on how I made the scrapbook pages. It’s really simple and has worked out really well so far, so keep an eye out for that!

Don’t forget to check out my other blog, The Accidental Wallflower, where I blog about my everyday life.

More Pregnancy Album Pages

Here are a few more pages I’ve made for my pregnancy mini album. I hope you can get some inspiration from them!

As usual, all the cardstock I’m using is from Stampin’ Up! Colors are So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Wild Wasabi, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla. I also used Crumb Cake ink on all elements for a distressed look.

Click here to shop Stampin’ Up!

-Bashful Blue SU! ribbon
-Swirls Indentz embossing folder
-Vintage Photo Distress Stickles
-Tim Holtz Mini Fasteners
-Doodletype Cricut cartridge (“good fortune”)
-Pagoda Cricut cartridge (bonsai tree)

-So Saffron SU! ribbon
-Early Espresso SU! ribbon
-SU! Linen Thread
-Martha Stewart edge punch
-Victoria Cuttlebug embossing folder
-Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder
-Making Memories Epoxy Clip
-9 Months Cricut cartridge (“bump” word art)
-Doodletype Cricut cartridge (“pix”)

-So Saffron SU! ribbon
-Certainly Celery SU! ribbon
-Bashful Blue SU! ribbon
-SU! Linen Thread
-Making Memories Epoxy Clips
-Tim Holtz Philosophy Tag
-Pink Stickles
-D’vine Swirls Cuttlebug embossing folder
-9 Months Cricut cartridge (“belly love” word art)
-Mini Monograms Cricut cartridge (scalloped circles)
-Tags, Bags, Boxes & More Cricut cartridge (tags, used with Gypsy)

If I continue to take weekly belly shots I think I’ll need to make two more pages to fit all of them, since I’ve only filled up the first pageĀ  so far. I might work on them tonight, so look for another post in the next few days.

Also, don’t forget to check out my other blog, The Accidental Wallflower, where I post everything else not related to crafting and decorating.

Pregnancy Scrapbook Pages

Have I mentioned how good it feels to get in my craft room again? I have? Well, I totally mean it! I can forget about everything that’s bothering me and just focus on the task at hand… which in this case happens to be the nearly sweet potato sized baby I’m growing :). Here are the first three pages of my pregnancy scrapbook. Click here to see what I did for the front cover of the album.

Like with the cover, I used all Stampin’ Up! cardstock. For the album I’m using Crumb Cake (pages), Very Vanilla, So Saffron, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue and Certainly Celery (in the previous post I mistakenly identified the green as Pear Pizzaz). I distressed all elements with Crumb Cake ink.

Here’s the first page.

The day that changed our lives!

-Certainly Celery ribbon from SU!
-Scallop Trim border punch from SU!
-Spellbinders Ribbon Tag Nestabilities
-Cuttlebug letters
-Pink Stickles
-Tim Holtz mini nail head brads
-Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher stapler
-Mini Monograms Cricut cartridge (scalloped circle)
-9 Months Cricut cartridge (pregnancy test)

And here’s the second page.

I don’t know why this picture is so dark!

-Polka Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder
-Heart stick pins
-9 Months Cricut cartridge (word art)

Last but not least, the third page.

Baby's first pictures

-Bashful Blue ribbon from SU!
-So Saffron ribbon from SU!
-Making Memories mini flowers and flower brads
-Tim Holtz Philosophy Tag (cherish)
-Cream embroidery floss
-Doodletype Cricut cartridge (8 weeks)
-9 Months Cricut cartridge (word art)

I think so far the pages turned out cute! Pretty simple, which is what I was going for, otherwise I’d never finish it! I’ve got at least 8-10 other page ideas for my pregnancy scrapbook, but if anyone has suggestions on what to add I’d love to hear them!

If you’re interested in any Stampin’ Up! products, click here to order.

Don’t forget I’m still taking clients for my free paper arts promotion!

Click here to visit my other blog, which documents my life (which is just too exciting :)).