Monday, August 31, 2015

Happy Crafting my friends!

Hello, I wanted to show you my finished card!

  I just loves these little children stamps by C.C Design Pollycraft. It was a lot of fun trying to figure how to set this card up. I used the Lawn Fawn "stitched borders" and their "Scripty Sayings Potopolymer clear stamps.

I also wanted to show you a card I made for my Mom for Mother's Day! It was about three years ago.

I had so much fun creating these Daisy flowers to add to the card. It was something fun as these were the wedding flowers for my wedding as well as hers!

So, I know school is starting for many of you and your kids are going off to their education. I also know that I loved to share video's I found on You Tube as well to inspire you as well as encourage you to try different techniques and layouts that I have loved.

I have a list of 287 videos I have bookmarked that I go back to all the time. Mostly  to encourage me and remind me of fun layouts. It's end of summer almost and fall is coming. Many people start on their Christmas card during this time as well as other fall card. So here are a few video from amazing card creators that I have loved.

The first one is by K Werner Design

Happy Crafting my friends!

Monday, August 24, 2015

C.C. Design! Love their stamps!

     Hello everyone. I have a few stamps that I have colored and am excited to share with you. I have fallen in love with these stamps. I love coloring them with copics and distressed inks. Their little little faces are adorable!

  These stamps are from C.C Designs "Grant, Dotty, and Rain." by Pollycraft. I colored them with Tim Holtz distress inks and used Lawn Fawn's "Stitched Borders." I can't wait to make them into cards for friends.

So I am excited about my new blog. One thing that I always find that I love are blogs that have video's. So I am going to try to link videos for you guys to enjoy. I have not set up a way to record my video as this is all new to me. I am excited to get it started though but for now. I will share with you video's that I have enjoyed from other people.

I just love this video and watch it over and over again!  It's by "craftybit". I love watching her video's and listening to her talk about what she is doing. They way she uses copics and the colors she chooses are just simply beautiful.

Enjoy, Happy crafting!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Can't wait for fall!

     Hello, I thought I would post a fall card for you all. I watched Jennifer McGuires's video on You Tube titled "Die Cutting Tips" and just had to try it with what I have. I think they turned out really well. I hope you like it. Here is Jennifer's video as well.

For my card, I used paper by Recollections "Spice Market", I used die cuts from Lawn Fawn, their "Stitched Borders, Stitched Leaves, Hello, and Thanks."  Enjoy and Happy crafting!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Happy Birthday to Me!

     What better way to end my birthday with a few cards! I had so much fun making these. I just love my stamp set "Playful Kitten" by Gerda Steiner Designs. She is coming out with some new Halloween/Thanksgiving clear stamps and I am so excited to see them! In the mean time I will have fun playing around with this set, until my Happy Fall set comes in the mail.

     This design is not my own and would like to give credit to "iminhaven" and "Daria_boytsova." I like to look at other peoples cards as they inspire me and I created these cards with what I had. Their cards are simple and adorable.

     This card, I used Gerda Steiner Designs "Playful Kitten" stamp set and colored them with copics. I also used Lawn Fawn "Sweet Smiles" stamp set. I just loved all the cute smile and though it would go well together. I  used Tim Holtz Distress Ink "Peacock Feathers" to give it the turquoise look and help make the faces pop.
      For this card, I again used Gerda Steiner Designs "Playful Kitten" stamp set and colored her with copic markers. I also used Lawn Fawns "Lawn cuts-stitched borders" and for the sentiment, I used StazOn Opaque "Cotton White."

     I have a few more cards to post and am excited to share them with you!

Happy Card Making!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

I have to share this video with you all. This is a very talented card maker that I have been following on You Tube for a while now. Her name is Jess Crafts. I just love all her videos. She is using stamps from this amazing artist who I am loving her stamps.Her name is, Gerda Steiner Designs  
Cause my birthday is Thursday...I am looking forward to ordering some of these new stamp set. Can't wait to make fall card!  I just wanted to spotlight her work.

I encourage you to check out her other video's she has! I enjoy watching them over and over. I think while she is making these cards she explain what she is doing and well very well. I feel as though I have learned a lot from her!

I am hoping to share with you once in a while people that I follow and introduce you to their amazing work!

Have fun creating!

Friday, August 14, 2015

I Have been Busy!

Hello, my friends!

I have been very busy! I have been moving my family from California to Washington! But during that move what has helped among other things is my card making time. I have been enjoying carving out time to create over 10 new cards and am excited to show you over this next week!

For this card, I used card stock I got from Michael, The "love" die cute from "Lawn Faun" as well as their new cloud die cute. The little girl holding the Teddy Bear is by "Elizabeth Bell". The technique I used is called... camouflage. I used copic's to color in the stamp.

When I started my card making venture, I found "Elizabeth Bell" stamps and feel in love with them. They are all adorable! I had so much creating this card. This technique is one that is new to me and when I saw it, I just had to try it. I saw it first on aYoutube video and created this card.


Thursday, August 13, 2015

My First Post!

Hello my friends,

My name is Resa and this is my first blog for my cards. I have such a passion for making cards. I have always been some what of a crafty person growing up. I got into scrap-booking during  my high school days. I am a very hands on person. When I was pregnant with my first child (Eli) I scrap-booked my whole wedding Album. I loved it.

It was after my second child (Alex) was born, is when I  got into card making and just fell in love with it. It was my get away place as I was dealing with so much in my life at that time with my little one. If you want to find out more about what was going on, you can visit my personal blog at

I am excited to share with you all the creations that I have made and will make. I hope you will come along with me on this adventure. I will try to post as much as I can. Please leave a comment. I would love to hear from you.  As I am starting this all up you can check out what I have posted on Instagram under cardsandcuddles.

Happy Card making!!