Monday, June 27, 2011

Lazy Days of Summer

I always think that I'm going to have all this time in the summer to make tons and tons of projects and then do wonderfully detailed blog posts about them. Ha! I've once again fallen prey to the lazy days of summer...and I'm not even sorry about it. In fact, I've been reading (for FUN), enjoying my flowers and plants, organizing and doing all sorts of lazy summer stuff. Yesterday, I did break through the haze for about a half hour - long enough to do a couple of birthday cards. This one was made with odds and ends that my friend Dayna and I whipped up during her visit. It's fun to be able to slap a card together in just a few minutes!
I don't want to give you the wrong impression...I have been doing some other papercraft related things as well. For instance, there are just a few days before the July issue of Scrap n' Art comes out and there are lots of fun things to see: stamps, stencils, techie gadgets and one of my fav companies ever is featured as well.
Thanks for taking a peek!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

My best friend and her husband came to visit us for a long weekend and we had the BEST time! Dayna and I don't have many chances to papercraft together, so we took full advantage of our time and cranked out tons of things. We used each other's stamps, inks, embossing folders, dies, punches - it was awesome. Now we both have a lot of pieces to use on cards and layouts and hopefully it will make it easier for Dayna to have some creative time on her own. I told her I would make a blog post about her to make sure she gets some cards here it is! Get some cards done, Dayna! ☺

This is a card that I did a couple of weeks ago to sell at the store. I love how the gold embossing powder looks on the doily stamps! I will have to experiment a bit more with that. I've been working on the July Scrap n' Art projects, but I may have something new to share here in the next few days. Thanks for taking a peek!

Friday, June 10, 2011


I got a new Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page set when I was home in May and I have been putting that baby to work! It's a deep edge punch (LOVE THOSE!) called Double Arches. I just love how it transforms a plain piece of white cardstock into a decorative piece of art! I didn't want to take away from that on this card, so I kept the embellishments really simple. The beautiful scalloped edge ribbon is from May Arts. I cut the pink glitter cardstock by American Crafts with a Spellbinders Butterflies 2 die. The sentiment is by Papertrey Ink. Thanks for taking a peek!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Handmade Wedding

My good friend and neighbor, Ann, got married this past Saturday. The theme of her wedding was "handmade" and she spend countless hours making the decorations with the help of her fiance (now husband) Toni. Toni is a jewelry maker from Lebanon and so you can only imagine the beautiful beaded accents that were everywhere - on the cake, on the wine glasses, napkins...everywhere! Ann is also an artist and it was amazing to see what she had created.
I wanted to make them a card that mirrored that handmade sentiment - one that utilized their wedding colors. I decided upon this beautiful stamp from Loralie Designs. I colored it with Copics and Sparkling H2Os and die cut it with a Spellbinders Nestabilty (Labels Seventeen). I used a Spellbinders "Lacey Circle" die and American Crafts Thicker for the monogram. The blue paper is metallic and very shiny. I also used one of my new toys, a Martha Stewart Deep Edge Punch Around the Page (Double Arches). I embellished the earrings with blue Dew Drops because they reminded me of some of the beautiful beaded items Toni made. It was a beautiful wedding and as you can see, I was inspired!

Thanks for taking a peek!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

April Scrap n' Art

Here are some items from the April Scrap n' Art issue and blog. Thanks for taking a peek!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Frilly Baby Girl Card

I love to doctor up girly cards with tons of trims and ribbons. There are so many different textures and colors available! I like to adhere the bulky ones with Beacon Adhesives Fabri-Tac. it always does an excellent job of holding things in place. With bulky items like these, I have found that dry adhesives just don't stand the test of time. I've never had something come off when I've used Fabri-Tac.

On this card, I used Spellbinders Lacey Circles and an SRM Sticker. The cardstock (glittery white included) is all from American Crafts. Trims are from Hobby Lobby.
Thanks for taking a peek!