Saturday, April 16, 2011

If spring won't come to you.....

....go and find it!! I did this LO with the Jenni Bowlin core d'nations
cardstock....sweet little red flowers just pop right out when you sand it!!
And the chipboard is AC Dear Lizzy collection thickers, also die cuts from
Crate Paper, and some little letters from Cosmo, and not wanting them to
feel left out.....some pretty patterned paper from EP. Put it all together,
and it's a lovely little testament to spring!! With the snow that fell here
today, I most definitely need it!

More LO's to come.....thanks for stoppin' by!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Vintage Beauty....

Oh these colors for the CR84FN challenge #23 just scream vintage to me!! And
so I played and tweaked to come up with this little vintage number....

Graphic 45 Le Romantique paper for the tag, the rose, the stripe, and the
little "stamp". The rose is coated in distress rock candy stickles for a look
of "sugared" vintage. The tag was inked with vintage photo distress ink,
then coated with Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Medium (clear of course!) and
then re-inked with vintage photo to bring out the cracks in the crackle after
it dried. Then just the little touches, a crocheted flower from a friend (thanks
DebG!) and Webster's Pages sparklers, black seam binding bow, and the lacy
edge on the of my new Martha punches....ooooo is this one
gorgeous or what?!!

A little trip down memory lane....ok....hold on, I'm not THAT I'm
hoping to get some scrapping check in soon......I'll try not to be
gone for so long!!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Finding Springtime.....

When spring seems like it will never come.....bring the springtime to you!!
This springtime set is for a little crop get-together with friends, to chase
away those waiting for spring blues!! This is also my entry into the contest
over at the REMINISCE BLOG for a "party" project! What says party like
a hoppin' crop!! I used one of their rockin' Easter collections....with their
gorgeous shimmer paper....make sure you click on the pic to see the bigger
view!! And here is a close-up of the invite:

I used the Reminisce papers, the sticker (the little chick, with my "just us"
added), the eggs cut from some of the paper, and the "grass" is also one of
the Reminisce papers....cut with my Martha Stewart fringe scissors (LOVE!).

And this is a close up of the rosette from the bucket handle.....
I used another Reminisce sticker for the center....but altered it up with some
cardstock (distressed and inked with TH dusty know
and I cut out one of the cute little chicks from that Reminisce can
see in the first pic.....turned out super cute, and it's multifunctional....a place
card, AND ready to hold goodies at the party (a little bling, a little chocolate...
a crop And look at this, speaking of a little

Yep, my little chick and bunny cups are full of springtime M&M's.....yum!

And wondering where I got the cute little clear lidded cups?? In my ever
growing stash of "items to alter".....I have been collecting the little "dolcini"
cups from Olive Garden!! Yep, get those little desserts "to go" and they
come in these sweet little cups just ready to alter up and fill up!! And FYI
the little bucket I altered....yep, another Target dollar bin find!

Enjoy this little "breath of springtime" set.....think about all the options for
altering those little cups!! And make sure to hop on over to check out the
REMINISCE BLOG! If you aren't familiar with their awesome papers and'll soon find out what you've been missing!!

'Til next time.....yep, I gotta say it.....C'MON SPRING!!.....LOL :D

Thanks for stoppin' by!!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Uber Gluber Love.....

Yes, I made this gorgeous fabric flower with the new Cosmo Cricket Glubers!!
Wow, do they make is easy!! Use a one or two inch strip of fabric, then knot
one end, stick in the center of the "gluber", then twist and wrap around while
sticking down on the gluber......and tada....yep, THAT EASY!! This card is a
sample available to see over at Hannah's Home Accents and Crafts in Antioch,
IL.....stop in and say hi if you are in the area--it's a rockin' store (see the blog
link on the right)! The rest of the details on this card...

Cardstock: American Crafts
Buttons: sorry....just my stash!
Pretty Paper: NEW Cosmo Cricket Sea Air!
Stamps: Girls Paperie
Ink: Vintage Photo Distress Ink and CTMH Tulip
Pin: TH trinket pin
Ribbon: Seam binding tape in Seafoam (see "My Craft Spot" link on right)

I have a super fun project from Reminisce.....GREAT Easter/springtime party for it over the next few days! Until then....c'mon spring!