Friday, October 30, 2009

Thank You

Here's another card using one of Dawn's digis from Lost in Paper Scraps. I tell ya she has a lot of fun images to color and create with... go take a peek at her blog and see for yourself. :)

I'm feeling pretty under the weather today, but hopefully I can get back up to full speed by tomorrow. Hope each of you have a fun filled weekend with family and/or friends! See ya soon!

DCWV-Sweet Stack, Copic Markers, PTI- CS, Flowers ?
Digi- Lost in Paper Scraps

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Sweet Stack

Happy Thursday morning to you! :)

First up today I wanted to share a card that I made using the DCWV Sweet Stack that I purchased at DCRU for a "sweet" price (sorry, I could not resist). Now how CUTE is this image!?! This is Rainy Cynthia from In Style Stamps. She was a lot of fun to color, but then again when I use my Copics I always have fun! :) Virginia from ISS has a LOT of really cute digis in her shop. Go check it out! Oh, plus she has a TON on sale! What girl does not love a sale!?!

Next up I have used the DCWV Sweet Stack again. I figured since it was out that I might as well take advantage of it. lol.. This adorable digi came from the super talented Dawn of Lost in Paper Scraps. She too has TONS of cute images.

.... and guess what! Both of these cards took me under 3 hours to complete! Ha! Can ya believe it!?! I know I sure cant! :) Plus on top of that I was able to color in another cute image that I will share later on!

All right ladies I'm outta here! Hope each of you have a blessed day! So glad you stopped by! :)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Good evening friends! Hope everyone is having a marvelous week thus far! :)

Today I have a little card to share that I put together last evening using K & Co dp. (I love K&Co)

I will make this very short as our niece is in the hospital having her very 1st baby tonight! I {heart} babies!!! Ahhhh, better get up there and take care of this baby fever I've been having! :D

Have a great night and a better day tomorrow! :)

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Happy Day

Today IS a happy day! The weather outside is gorgeous and the temperature is just right. :)

Today is also a miracle day in the blog life of HandMade Etc. I don't believe I have EVER posted 2 cards in one day! Yay me! :) j/k

This CUTE little, prissy turtle is a free, yes free, digi you can find on the ever so sweet Dawn Moore of Lost in Paper Scraps. She has created some of the MOST CUTEST images!! Go check out her blog and all of her gorgeous creations! You will not be disappointed! If you choose to use one of her images just remember to let her know in her comment section that you are using one so she can come by your blog to see what you've created with her digi's. Easy peasy lemon squeezy! ;)

Have blessed day! Thanks for stopping by. :)

Follow Your Heart

Happy Saturday everyone!
Here is a card that I made up yesterday using Unity's August kit of the month. I love this little travel trailer! I made the road using black scrap CS. I wont keep you long. Hope you all have a beautiful beautiful weekend with family and/or friends! It's gorgeous here today! :)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Far from Perfect...

What I love about vintage/shabby cards is that nothing has to be perfect! It sure makes my crafting easier since I am still so new. (One day I wont be able to use that excuse, but until then...) I'm starting to really enjoy making this style of card.

Here is something I put together. It's far from perfect, but perfect for me.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A Vintage Christmas

Here's a little card that I made last night using Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly line. This line is adorable. I hand stitched and did some major distressing to the card, added a little bit of Shimmerz to the snowman, also handmade, to try and give it a little sparkle. In a way I think it looks a little muddy. Oh well, I will know next time. :) Guess you could say that he was made out of dirty snow. ;)

Hope everyone has a fantastic evening! Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Virginia of paperYumness has started a new blog and is having one heck of a give-a-way! She also is the owner of InStyle Stamps. Go check out her blog and her store and welcome her to the bloggy world! :)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Not a Card :)

Good evening!

Here I have a couple of projects that I made last night. You can say they were "rush" projects. Super simple to make... even for me! :D

First up is a little treat bag that I made out of 1 sheet of card stock. The bag measures 2 3/4" by 1 1/2" and 3" deep. The dp is from The Sweet Stack from Die Cuts R Us. Ribbon is from Paper Mart. Card stock is from Papertrey Ink.

Here is a little treat holder that can hold a single cup Reese's or any other goody that is approximately the same size. Off I go to make a few more! :) Have a great evening everyone!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Copic Super Sale

You don't want to miss the Copic Super Sale starting Saturday, October 3rd-October 10th at Die Cuts R Us! Copic Ciao's on sale for $2.99 each!!! At this price they will not last long! This is a great time to get those colors you may not have or if you are new to Copic markers buy some to get yourself started! Claudia, the owner of Die Cuts R Us will also be offering special Copic bundles for achieving special techniques; for example, blue jeans, skin tones, black hair and more! There will be more sales going on during this time so be sure to pick yourself up some other goodies as well! :)

Do you have this Copic chart? It's very helpful to see the colors that you have and the colors that you need. ;) For best results print this chart on white cardstock that you use most often to get accurate results.

Autumn Splendor

You must check out Jens new Wild Flower Kids, Autumn Splendor line!!! Bramble, the scarecrow shown in the picture below is just one of the many cute images of this new line! Jen is also offering blog candy to one lucky person, why not you?!?! Go here to enter to win!!!