Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Puppy Lovin' Valentine's Card

Hello All!! Here I created a Boy's Theme Valentine's Day Card! Using MelJen's Lovey Pup, I printed and colored this cute pup using my HP Photosmart printer and Copic Markers. I embossed an accent blue strip with doodle hearts by The Paper Studio and rounded all the corners, added brads and sponged the edges for a little something extra. The sentiment "be my valentine" was stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa Ink. Tons of fun to make - total time invested is about 1 hour.

I will be entering this card into Challenge #89 MelJen's Blog

Thank You for looking!!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Challenge Entry!

Hello Again!

I've entered in yet another challenge! I am really enjoying these challenges! On to my creation: This is a sweet bookmark for a sweet friend. Made with beautiful floral card stock, I stamped, cut and sponged the sentiment: Thank you for loving me even when I a unlovable. Your friendship means the world to me. The paper has various shades of browns and neutrals with hints of blue, so the ink choice is Tim Holtz Faded Denim to accent the paper. I finished it off with a nicely dotted brown and white ribbon. I really enjoyed this challenge!

This bookmark will be entered into these challenges:
Paper Sundaes Challenge #93
Dream Valley Challenges #19
Corrosive Challenges #136

Thanks for looking everyone and do be afraid to click "share"! The more fans and followers the better!! =)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Challenge Entry!

Hello Friends!

I am participating in another challenge! This challenge is being hosted over at Stamp & Create's Blog! The theme for this challenge is Banners, Penant Flags & Bunting. So without further ado,  here is my card!

For this creation I used a digi image from Digi Stamp Boutique printed on Gina K 120lb White card stock and colored it with my copic markers. I then used the sentiment "Friends are the true gift of the season" from Amy R's Handy Christmas Greetings Set  and punched it out. The Banner across the top was made with my banner set by spellbinders and my cuttlebug. All the patterned paper is by The Paper Studio.

This card is for sale for $4. Total time invested in this creation was 1.5 hours.

Thank you for looking and remember to shop handmade this holiday season.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Old Friends

Hello Everyone!

Here's another card challenge I have entered! This challenge is being hosted over at StampTV - you can see all the entries here!

For this card, the theme was collage-stamping. Collage-Stamping is a new technique for me and completely out-of-the-box, but I am so pleased with my finished card.

So for this card I used a sentiment from CD Stamps it is from the Christian Friendship set, the images of the antiques in the background are by Stampin' Up from the puns set. I attached brads, ribbon and pearls to complete the look of the card. I also sponged the edges of the sentiment after die cutting with my Cuttlebug to really give the card an antiqued feel.

Thanks for looking everyone!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Challenge Entries!

Hello Everyone! 

So I have decided to enter a couple different card challenges! I am hoping to be successful in these! I normally get so busy I forget deadlines and suddenly I am out of time.

So I am entering Paper Sundaes Challenge #91"Halloween or Fall" and here it is..

So Thankful For You has multiple layers of Autumn themed paper, glitter brads and soft ribbon to accent. The sentiment was stamped with memento ink in rich cocoa and the inside is complete with matching paper and a nice open space to write your note of thankfulness.


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Happy Haunting!

Have a Spooktacular Halloween! It has been a while since I posted a new blog. I apologize. It takes so much work to post everything on all my sites, sometimes one gets left behind for a while, but I am back! And I have brought a few spookies to share!

In gearing up for my upcoming craft show I have been trying to pump out the cards. Interestingly enough, the creativity is all there. The ideas and thoughts are rolling in! (which is awesome of course) But the time to sit and create has been a problem! Having quiet focus is not easily come by in my house! Anyone interested in baby sitting? ;) So on these cute spookies I used a variety of 3D embellishments, foam 3D adhesives and Halloween images from La-La-Land Crafts and The Greeting Farm I stamped, colored with Copic Markers and created this fun group of Halloween Greetings. These range in price from $2.00 to $3.00 depending on design, however they are not quite ready for sale. We'll see what sells this weekend and anything left is all yours! (If you see something you must have, I do take orders and can create a few cards especially for you. Send me an email or post a comment below to chat with me about what you need!)

Thanks for stopping by and come back soon for my Christmas Greetings!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

$50 Restaurant Card!


Would you love a $50 Restaurant Card? 

Get 2 entries into the drawing for every $10 purchase from my shop between 8/4 - 9/4 !! ($20 purchase = 4 entries) Send a friend over who also spends $10 & they get two entries & you will get 1 additional entry. (Make sure they tell me you sent them!)

:::The Fine Print::: Entries will not be given for purchases made with gift certificates or shop credit.** $10 minimum is before shipping charges and after any coupons or discounts. Drawing will be held on 9/5 and winner will be chosen via random.org. Winner will be notified via email & will also be posted here and on fb. Winner will have 72 hours to claim prize before a redraw will be done. No more than two potential winners will be drawn. If winner(s) do not claim the prize, it will be forfeit until next promotion. Feel free to email me with any questions or to place an order! AllieCat_Beads@ yahoo.com

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TO SHOP on ArtFire
TO SHOP on Zibbet
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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Summer Fun with Frogs, Flies and Mice!

Super Fun Summer Frog Card! Hand-Stamped and Colored with Copic Markers.. this card is full of detail and perfect for a thinking of you, just because or "it was fun!" Kind of note! The front is stamped with the sentiment: Time's Fun When You're Having Flies..

The inside is left blank for your personal note. All my cards come with an envelope and in a cello-sleeve for keeping safe until ready to use.

Visit my shop on Etsy to purchase this card or see others I have available!


Also New in my shop are my Get Well Mice!

This sweet card is perfect to send a note of well-wishes. Made with 120lb quality card stock, I hand-stamped the mice and colored them using Copic markers. The sentiment "Get Well" is stamped in Tuxedo Black ink. Brads add a touch of detail and the inside is left blank for your personal message.

If you would like a different color theme, please convo me with details and I will see what I can do!


♥ Thank you for looking! ♥

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Seeds You Plant - Riley Moose

I absolutely LOVE Riley Moose! He is so cute and super fun to color and create with!

Here are my two newest Riley Cards.

These super sweet cards feature a hand-colored (with Copic Markers) Riley Moose watering his flower and the sentiment: Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant. I matted him on brown card stock and floral patterned papers. Adorned with a bow, these cards are sure to bring a smile to anyone's face. Available on my Etsy Site for $2.50 each!


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♥ Thank you for looking! ♥

Sunday, May 22, 2011

For My Hero

Handcrafted with blue or brown card stock.. I made four cards total. Two are on blue card stock and two are on brown card stock.

Using beautiful "Patriotic Collage" paper, I stamped the HERO sentiment and attached it in layers on the front. The inside was left blank for your personal message, with the exception of two stamped stars in the corners.

Cards are $3. each and come with an envelope. In the corner of the envelope is a Happy Patriotic Bee.. Shipping is $1. for the first card and 10 cents for each additional card.

Cards will arrive in a cello sleeve to keep them protected until ready to use.

Find me on fb: www.facebook.com/AllieCatBeads.fanpage

♥ Thank you for looking! ♥

Monday, May 2, 2011

Shakeology Giveaway..

As some may know, I have been working on losing these horrible 100lbs I've been carrying. It's a struggle. Not only is it hard to choose better food when your family is eating whatever they'd like... but finding the motivation to workout daily is a challenge as well, especially when the scale doesn't seem to reflect all my hard work.

I have been using TurboFire by Beachbody for a couple months now. Not daily, but as time allows. In their list of items they consider to be the best is Shakeology.. while I can't give you every detail about this stuff, I know someone who can... The Adventures of My Family of 8 has tried, tested and reviewed Shakeology and is now hosting a giveaway for it. Dawn Quicksell Hipsley  has graciously donated this 7 day trial to help jump-start your weightloss and new lifestyle.

I personally have entered the giveaway and hope I am the *lucky* winner, but we shall see....!!

Checkout The Adventures of My Family of 8's Blog for more details on how to enter and be sure to checkout Dawn's Facebook Fanpage for more information on how you can get some of this great stuff for yourself, and maybe even at a discounted price!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Grandma Card

We Heart Grandma Mother's Day 5x7 folded card
Turn your favorite photos into a custom Mother's Day card.
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Sunday, April 3, 2011


Thinking of You card... beautifully hand stamped with a Hummingbird and flower, embossed and matted. The Mariposa floral butterfly background paper is amazing with the detail of the stamp! The final step was stamping the Thinking of You sentiment. I really like the versatility of the card... you can send it horizontal or vertical to your recipient. This card will be reserved at Allie Cat Beads but a second could be made by request*.Current pricing is $4.00 each for 1-3 cards, $3.00 each if 4 or more are ordered.

*Duplicates will only be available while supplies last.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A New ACS Piece!

This gorgeous Necklace was born tonight on my beading table using Toho Seed Beads, Barrel Cat's Eye, Pink Tortuous Beads, Round Crystals, Czech Crystals with an AB finish, 3mm Fresh Water Pearls, Iridescent Crystal Rondelles, 8mm Rhondite Gemstones, Handmade Lampwork Pink Ribbon Floral rounds and as the main attraction, a Glass Blown Pink Ribbon. I finished this piece off with a 9mm Sterling Silver Lobster Clasp and Closed Jump Ring. This Necklace will be coming soon to Allie Cat Beads where $20 of the purchase price will be donated (in the buyer's name) to my ACS Relay for Life Team, Banking on a Cure!

♥ You can visit my Relay for life page, make a donation and/or understand my reasons to give here: Banking on a Cure - Member Page

Monday, March 28, 2011

ACS Riley Cards

I love my Moose! These are part of my ACS donation to be sold at our team's event on Saturday 4/9 .. as of right now they will not be listed for sale on AllieCatBeads.com, but if in high demand, I will make a few by special request. If this happens, your purchase will be a 100% donation to the ACS Relay for Life ..

And for Easter ...

Facebook Page

I started a new fb page for Allie Cat... finally got a few pictures on it too! Find my page here:

Allie Cat fb Page.

Monday, March 21, 2011

New Blog with A New Item!

New to my craft table and coming soon to my shop ... Swarovski Crystal Hair Barrettes!!