Monday, March 28, 2011

You Are SEW Special!

This weekend, a dear friend took Alexis and I to a landscaper where we took a fun class on potting hanging baskets. We got to pick our own flowers and design hanging baskets. The best part is that the landscaper will be keeping them for us until we can safely put them outdoors - they water, trim and completely take care of them so when it's time for us to have them, they're established and beautiful. How fun! We had a great time. To thank the sweet lady (Sandee is her name), I made a centerpiece (to be shared later) and a card to match. I had picked up some vintage wooden spools still in the wrapping at my local Goodwill a while back. They are incorporated into the centerpiece, and I wanted to continue the theme with the card. I used some cute paper from the Cosmo Cricket "Material Girl" line and backed it with pink cardstock I cut with my Martha Stewart Crafts "Deco Shells" punches. The sentiment was printed directly onto the pink cardstock before I punched it. I just created it in Microsoft Word. To finish this card off, I attached buttons with Glue Arts "Mini Adhesive Squares" and glued on my blue ric rac with Beacon Adhesives "Fabri-Tac" - so easy! Now that my Spring break is over *sob* I actually have to go back to class now. It starts in half an hour...and I'm still in my jammies. Guess I should get on that! Thanks for taking a peek!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Mother's Day

It's Spring break here. I've gotten quite a bit done (still have homework to do...bah). I just wanted to go on record saying that I do not appreciate the snow today. Not one bit. I know it's not much, but it's the idea of the whole thing. Unless I'm going skiing, I do not want snow on my Spring break! Ok, now that that's out of my system, I have a Mother's Day card to share. Mother's Day cards are fun - I can be as girly and frilly as I like! This card isn't very frilly, but I think it's sweet.

The gold paper is metallic and quite shimmery in real life. I like embossing specialty papers because they always look so fancy! The embossing folder is the Fleur de Lis from Provocraft and the label is by Spellbinders. The "Mother" sentiment is by Papertrey and the Pearls are by Prima Marketing. The ribbon and flowers are just stuff from my stash.
Thanks for taking a peek!

Thursday, March 24, 2011


Thanks for all the great comments - the winner is.....

afilatreau! Please send your address to and I will get your package out :)

Friday, March 18, 2011

Candy continued...and a card

Whew! Sorry I didn't get back earlier with a blog candy photo. This is the week before spring break (for me and my kids) and I've had quite a bit of homework. Gotta love how the weeks before and after break are full of tests and projects and reading - almost makes it seem like we would do the same amount of work with or without a break...hmmmm. ;)
Anyway, I'm glad to have a break. So here's the blog candy photo above, and I'll keep it running until Wednesday. Just comment on the previous post and you're entered to win!
I've got a fun card to share today. I used Spellbinders Nested Eggs dies and some scraps of paper. The polka-dots are Jillibean Soup and the gingham is Pink Paislee. I can never part with paper that bright and pretty!
I just cut a piece of light brown cardstock to resemble some sort of basket and scored it with my Martha Stewart score board. I inked over the top as well. After I finished the basket and eggs, I pasted it onto a blank card base and then cut around it so that the base was also shaped like the eggs and basket. Then I accessorized with a fun bow and a felt button. I made a simple tag with a Spellbinders Labels Seventeen die and letters stickers. This card was really simple, but also a lot of fun.
Well, thanks for taking a peek!

Sunday, March 13, 2011


Well, I have the blog candy together, but my camera software is acting up and it won't let me upload the photo. I will attach it later when I can get it to work.

Here is the blog candy list:
1 6x6 Nikki Sivils "Sugar Cookie" paper pad
1 Tattered Angels "IR Resistables" Paper Tags
1 package assorted colored buttons
1 Pink Paislee Artisan Tape
1 small package Technique Tuesday clear stamps
1 journaling clear stamp

All you have to do to be eligible is leave me a comment! Thanks for coming to my blog and for making the blog candy possible :)

Saturday, March 12, 2011


Well, at some point in the past couple of weeks, I passed 5000 unique blog views and 100 followers...I do believe some blog candy is in order! Let me find some yummy stuff and I will post it later on today if I can.

In the mean time, I'll share this card with you. I've had a scrap of that blue iridescent paper for ages. I can't even remember what I used most of the paper for. I decided that I needed to get that paper on a card and send it on it's way. It was just the right size for me to die cut with a Spellbinders Nestability - Labels Fifteen. The gorgeous image is from a company that used to be known as Harlee Quinnz Designs and I don't know if they're still around.

The sentiment is by Papertrey Ink - "Mega Mixed Messages" set and I stamped it on a Spellbinders Labels Fourteen die. I think that shape is so romantic for some reason. I just love it. The pearls were originally plain white ones, but I used a Copic marker to make them pink. The Fleur De Lis are chipboard pieces by Tattered Angels and I inked them a bit with "Angel Pink" ink by Memento. That lovely pink rose trim is from Hobby Lobby. It reminds me of cotton candy :)

Thanks for taking a peek and don't forget to look back later for some candy!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Shabby Chic Easter

Well, apparently, I'm going through all the styles for my stash of Easter cards this year! I really like how this one turned out - mostly because of that glittery gingham egg! To make it, I covered the gingham paper with a sheet of adhesive (It was a 6x6" double sided clear adhesive sheet by Scrapbook Adhesives). Then I peeled off the top and sprinkled pink "Fairy Dust" over top. I should have gotten a closer photo of the egg; the glitter is just gorgeous. Then I die cut it with a Spellbinders Nestled Egg die and adhered it to the largest Labels Four die cut and made a tag of it. I made the banner simply by scoring it and cutting the edges. The sentiment is by Papertrey Ink and the chick stamp is from American Crafts. On a whim, I used three mini pom poms as an accent where I would normally use pearls or gems. The patterned paper is from Cosmo Cricket "Honey Pie" - it's an oldie but a goodie! I tied the double bow using pegs. You can see how in this amazing tutorial by Becca Feeken. She is my bow hero :)

I used Distress ink on the bow to shabby it up a bit and I used white acrylic paint on a dry sponge to go around the edges of the kraft card base.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Vintage Easter

I have a sheet of beautiful vintage images from a company that was known as Harlee Quinnz Designs. This image was too cute to pass up, so I had make a vintage style Easter card.

I used the Fleur de Lis embossing folder by Provo Craft on white cardstock and inked over it with "Angel Pink" Memento ink. The strip of pink paper with the white pattern on the side is from the old "Honey Pie" paper pad from Cosmo Cricket. The rest of the card was done with items from my stash: Hydrangea silk flower, loose pearls, rose vine trim and pleated trim were all purchased at Hobby Lobby at some point over the past few years.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Whimsical Birthday Wishes

I was starting to realize that I don't do many children's birthday cards. I don't know why, because I love the fun themes and images. When I saw this gorgeous carousel horse from The Rubber Cafe, I knew immediately that I needed to do a girl's birthday card.

I stamped the image onto a Spellbinders Lacey Square die cut. This is one of my favorite dies ever! I colored the image with Sakura Stardust pens and accented it with loose irridescent chunky glitter. If you didn't know, Stardust pens give you a beautiful glitter finish, so the whole image is sparkly.

I used Paper Accents cardstock and some glittered patterned paper from the "Homespun Chic" GCD collection by Melody Ross. The pink rosette ribbon is from Hobby Lobby's fabric department. I also used a Prima Marketing pearl and Papertrey Ink's sentiment from Mega Mixed Messages.

Thanks for taking a peek!