Sequin-y Hello!

I'm so excited to be joining in this week for the Sequin Series over at Neat and Tangled.  I have a fun little hello card to share today.  


First, I took the chevron stamp from Little Tangles and stamped it down most of the card base using Versamark.  I took a little glassine bag (also from Neat and Tangled) and heat embossed the "hello" sentiment on the front with white embossing powder.  Next, I gave the top of the bag a scalloped edge then I added several colors of sequins to the bag and sealed it with adhesive.  I finished it off with some washi tape and twine for a little decoration.  It's like a shaker card party in a bag!  :)

Stop by the Neat and Tangled shop to see all of their gorgeous sequins!  Click HERE to check them out!  You get 300 in a bag and there are lots of fun colors to pick from!

Thank you so much for stopping in today!  Have a great Tuesday!


Stamps: Neat and Tangled Swirly Tags and Little Tangles
Paper: PTI Hawaiian Shores
Ink: Versarmark
Misc: Neat and Tangled Sequins and glassine bags, Twinery Twine, White Filagree Embossing Powder, Washi Tape


OH snap!

Just stoppin' in with a quick card I made awhile back.  I used a little set from Studio Calico for this card.


The background is some houndstooth adhesive backed fabric that I have no idea where it came from.  I added in a little SC wood arrow and then what I like to call "controlled misting".  I took a puddle of crystal lacquer and a dot of black ink refill and stirred them together.  Then I took a stylus and carefully placed the dots right where I wanted them.  You see...I am misting challenged.  It's too unpredictable for me.  This way I had complete control. :)

So that's it for today!  Hope you had a fabulous weekend!  See you soon for a little sequin goodness!  :)


polka dotted hello...

Happy Saturday!  I've got a sketch card for you today.  As always, it's been changed up a little!  Hope you like it!


I masked off the base of this card and then stamped 2 rows of polka dots.  One green and one yellow.  Then I took a lighter yellow ink and sponged all over the polka dots just to change the background a little more.  Then I die cut the top panel and attached it with foam tape.


Here is this week's sketch...and as you can tell I CASimplified it.  :)  The original card is by Arielle and you can click HERE to see it!  It's GORGEOUS!  :)

Stop by the RS blog to see the other sketch samples for this week!  And don't forget to link up your card and play along!  

OK now I have a funny story that some of you might appreciate.  I have to share!  So I am sitting in the living room tonight, texting with my friend Amy and watching the Duck Dynasty season finale with my husband.  I'm sitting there in the dark and I feel this little bump on my arm.  I use the dim light from my phone to look at my arm and there is this black bump.  I panic.  I think it's a tick.  I hate ticks.  HATE.  So I run and turn on the light.  Guess what it is?  

A black pearl.  Even funnier?  I hadn't been in my craft room for a couple hours.  I must have been wearing this little embellishment all evening!  It made me laugh and reminded me of when I found a pop dot in my daughters diaper!  Haha!

Ok, hope you have a great day! Thanks for stopping in!


Diva Dare...

I'm hosting the Diva Dare over at the Verve blog today!  

Go check it out and play along too! There are prizes....just sayin'!  ;)  


Today is Festive Friday!  Did you know?  Yep!  Meredith over at FF asked me to join in this week and create a little something.  Of course, I said yes and here I am!

Here is the inspiration picture for this week...

And here is my take...


I used a bird die and cut it out of some cream felt.  I used woodgrain paper for the tag and stamped a sentiment in Vintage Cream.  I layered it up with some red card stock and on to a Rustic White base.

I am so glad I got to play along this week!  Now it's your turn.  Create a project inspired by this fun festive picture and then go to Festive Fridays and link up your creation!

Thanks for stopping in today!  Have a fantastic Friday!


Stamps: 2010 Holiday Tags (PTI)
Paper: Rustic White, Pure Poppy (PTI), Woodgrain paper
Ink: Vintage Cream (PTI)
Misc: Cream Felt (PTI), Red Twine (The Twinery), Bird die (CSS)


It's all about the stripes...

It's the 25th!  Time for another PTI Blog Hop!  When I saw this month's theme...I knew I was SO in.  Check it out....


I have been striping and tilting everything recently so I was all over this.  If you follow my blog, you may have seen THIS card recently.  I am still on that envelope inspired kick.  I love all the angles and the stripes and maybe you are sick of my posting all about them.  :)  But if not, here is another one for ya...


I just bought a set from a friend called Super Stripes from PTI.  I did sorta squeal when I opened up the package  yesterday.  Yes. I just got it in the mail yesterday and made this up right quick.  Just for today's blog hop!


I used Amuse's Slate Gray ink...love.  The sentiment is stamped in PTI's Hawaiian Shores.  I added in some enamel dots too!

I can't wait to see everyone's tilted cards!  Such a fun trend!  Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a great day!


Stamps: Background Basics: Super Stripes and Bountiful Banners (PTI)
Paper: Stampers Select White (PTI)
Ink: Slate (Amuse), Hawaiian Shores (PTI)
Misc: Enamel Dots (My Minds Eye)


Way to go...

Today is my last day as guest designer for Avery Elle stamps!  I want to send a big thank you to Jamie for having me!  I have a little 4x4 card for you today, using Link it Up and Framed Fonts.

Avery Guest DT Post

I stamped the border stamp using CTMH Slate gray and then stamped it off first, and stamped onto the card next.  I make a little tag from the coral paper and then added in the sentiment.  I finished it off with some white twine and a little wooden arrow.

Hope you are all having a great week!  Thanks for stopping in!


A CAS-ual Fridays Birthday Wish!

The Ink Squad is having a little birthday hop for my friend, Michele!  She is our fearless leader and creator of CAS-ual Fridays Stamps!  I have a CAS little card here for her today using the color Red.  (See more about that below....) 

Happy birthday, Michele!

There are 8 of us on this hop today and we have each taken a letter and are making a card with a color that starts with the letter....

Karen B
Dana I
Laurie R-(me!)
Lynn T

Michelle H
Piali D
Virginia A
Kelly  Y

Red is my favorite so I am thrilled to send Michele birthday wishes using this color and some stripes today!  I cut out 1/2" strips and then glued them down.  I used a sentiment from WTF and then added in a little button and white twine.  

Your next stop is over to Lynn's blog!  I am sure she has something amazing made up for Michele today!  :)

Happy birthday to you Michele!  I hope your day is amazing!  Thank you for everything!!


I have a question for you...

What's the general consensus by now?  Feedly or Bloglovin?  

I think they both have great apps for the phone but let me know if you love one more than the other!  Here is a button for you bloglovin friends.  I have that one pulled up right now and am checking it out.

Click here to follow Soapbox Creations!  :)

Follow on Bloglovin

Can't wait to hear what your thoughts are!  I guess we have until July but I think I better get organized so I don't loose my favorite blogs!  :)

ETA: I have loaded my google reader in to both Feedly and Bloglovin.  VERY easy for both.  Its nice too, because you can easily edit both and add or remove blogs to your list.  One benefit of Feedly so far...you can comment right from Feedly.  Nice and quick!  Not sure if you can do that or not with Bloglovin but I thought I would stop back in here and let you know what I have found out so far.  Thanks to everyone for their comments so far!  


a gift for you...

This has been one crazy day!  Today was craft fair day.  I didn't sell a ton but it was so worth going.  Jen and I had a great time together.  I had fun setting up my table and guess what?  No picture!  I am a habitual instagramer too.  What's up with that?  As I was pulling the table cloth off, I said to Jen...Agh! No picture!  OH well!  With this week's craziness, I am also late for Retro Sketches.  So here is today's card...


This gray thing is not stopping here in my craft room.  I am looking for a new favorite gray since I ran out of my last stack.  This background paper is from CTMH and its pretty fun!

Here is this week's sketch...

The girls at Retro have lots of fun to share....but I am sure you have already seen it since I'm behind here!  :)  Hope you had a great Saturday!  


PS-I know just 2 posts ago I said I would get better with Supply lists....well, yesterday's post was a fail. Here are the deets for the watermelon card that I have received so many emails about....

Watermelon Die: CSS Fruit Applique 2

PSS-I'll continue to try to do better.  ;)


Stamps: Simon Says Stamp Envelope Sentiments
Paper: Slate Gray CTMH, White PTI, Striped Soft Stone Patterned Paper
Ink: CTMH Slate
Misc: My Minds Eye Enamel Dots, Misc White Twine



Stopping in with a quick post today.  My most favorite fruit ever is watermelon so when I saw this die from CSS, I knew we would be friends.  My husband grew up raising watermelon.  And not just a small patch.  They would group 40+ acres some years.  He remembers picking them by the truck loads and take them to Dillons every year.  We live in the sand so we have great soil for watermelons and pumpkins....they also grew those is massive quantities, too.  This was not a job that he enjoyed very much growing up, but it does benefit me in one way.  He will be growing me some watermelons this year.  :)  There is just something about a hot summer day and cold watermelon slices.  They go together like macaroni and cheese!  Alright, the card already.... ;)


I used an Avery Elle sentiment that I thought went perfectly for this big slice of watermelon!

My friend Jen and I are off to a little bazaar tomorrow.  She is going to have her button rings and headbands and I am going to have my cards.  If you are in the area, stop by!

Have a great Friday!  



Recently, I made a card that was inspired by an envelope.  You can see that card HERE.  So as I was stamping for that card, I started with the blue lines you see below.  When I finished stamping the 2 images, I realized that these were so perfectly lined up on the edges and I wasn't even trying for that.  So because these were so uniform, I had to stamp another card base for that envelope card and use this one for this card....


I had this one all planned out in my head although I figured the stripes would go all the way across.  Since these were pretty even, I had to keep it like this.  Now if I tried to do it again?  It wouldn't happen.  lol

I am going to be helpful and leave a supply list at the bottom of this post.  I have talked about this before.  I know I am SO bad at that.  I promise to try harder.  (Thanks Chupa!) :)

Wanna see what I just drove through?

Yeah.  I know its not the biggest hail ever....but it did sound like it!  My car is ok.  Thankfully!

OK, I am helping with Camp Physicals at church tonight for the kiddos, so I better get around and get busy!  Thanks for stoppin in!

Supplies (Whhoohooo!!)

Stamps: Lots of Thanks (Simon Says Stamp), Designer Lines (Clear and Simple)
Paper: Stampers Select White and Pure Poppy (PTI)
Ink: Navy (Amuse) Pure Poppy (PTI)
Misc: Heart Dies (Clear and Simple)  and misc white twine


Thank u...

Please scroll down to see my Avery Elle post for today! 

One more day of sneaks for CAS-ual Fridays Stamps.  I have one quick card to share today!


I scored a diagonal score using my Scor-Pal at the 1/2" mark.  Then I cut 3 pieces of card stock and stamped the sentiment on the white one.  I attached each piece with foam tape.   There are lots more funs sentiments to see in this set!  Go check out the CAS-ual Fridays Blog for more sneaks!  Don't forget to see how you can win a prize took!  :)

Thanks for coming by today!  Have a great day!


I have a little Avery Elle card to share today using 2 of the new sets!  Link it Up and Bonjour.


I heat embossed the link it up stamp and the sentiment in gold and then stamped one in pink.


I get a Birchbox every month and this was the lid recently and where I got my inspiration for this card.  Pink and Gold is so pretty right now!

I've been back from vacation now for 3 days and still have yet to make a card.  I can't wait to find some time to get back in here and make something!  It's been 12 days!  Yikes!  But its been a nice break.  Ok, I am off to work again!  Hope you all have a great day!

Thank you for being so sweet...

I am here today with another Avery Elle Guest Post.  Today's card uses the new set called Bonjour.


First, I flipped the border image from the set over, and stamped it on the card base with Versamark.  More stripes.  Diggin' those!  :)  On the tag die, I stamped 2 cookies and did a little masking.  I stamped the outline in a darker color and the inside in a lighter but similar color.  The sentiment I masked off so it could fit in too!  I added a little bit of bling and some ribbon to finish it off.

A couple tips on the stripes:
1. Stamp over the top of your stripes a second time when using Versamark for a slightly darker image.
2. Use a big block so you can see all around the stripe.  This will help with lining up your stripes much easier!

Can't wait to hear what you think!  Hope you are having a great day!


More sneaks!

Ready for some more Sneaks?  Today CAS-ual Fridays is sharing Mums the Word.  I have 3 cards to share using images from this set...


A card with some fun triangle detail and a great sentiment perfect for any guy!


I stamped off these flowers so they would be nice and light and then added in the black sentiment so it would pop!


And a CAS card.  I added in the banner and some bling to finish it off!

Hope you are enjoying the sneaks so far!  Check out the CAS-ual Fridays blog to see what the other girls have made up for us!

Have a great day!


For you...

It's the start of some fun sneak peeks over at CAS-ual Fridays.  I am here with one for a new set called Stop.  


This set includes several fun sentiments and some great design elements.  I stamped this border stamp in white ink on this gray card base.  I added in a sentiment in black and some black pearls and silver rhinestones to finish it off.

I know the rest of the ink squad has lots to share too!  Stop over to the CAS-ual Fridays blog and see whats up!

Thanks for stopping by today!  See you tomorrow for some more sneaks!  :)


Celebrate and chickens.

So I told you all about the Coral.  Here is more of that....


Can I just say how fabulous Bountiful Banners is from PTI?  I know I sound like a broken record but again....the font...is fabulous!  I haven't use the banners yet but I need to!  And the fun little shapes included are just too cute!  So for this card, I made a Berry Sorbet base and then added in the white top layer with foam tape.  For the stripes...yes more of those...I used a black pen and a ruler.  I took my Creative Memories circle cutters (from way back) and cut 2 different size chunks out of the card front.


And I am getting chickens.  (How do you segue card making into raising chickens?)  Do any of you have any?  My husband was raised on a farm and always had chores and is,  in turn, a very hard worker with a great work ethic.  Now, I am not saying chickens will be similar to that experience for my kids, but I want them to have a chore. Something to be responsible to and for.  We live in the country and have plenty of space.  I have been on a clean eating kick now since January (we love eggs and chicken) and so I thought it would be something fun to add in to our daily routine.  Here is the coop I think we need to have...

(I found this picture on Pinterest but it didn't have a working link. Not sure where it came from.)

....but my husbands thinks I am nuts.  Hey...its cute right?  :)
So any suggestions or advice would be helpful.  :) I'll let you know how it goes!

Alright, I am off to bed.  Hope you all have a fabulous Sunday!