Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Livin' on the Fringe....

This card is for the Moxie Fab World cutting and trimming challenge.
I used my Martha Stewart fringe scissors to make a fun (and super
easy!!) fringe felt flower. The card is simple elegance at it's
best. I think I'll be making a lot more of these!!

And you can too.....here's a "how to" video I made:

Hope you enjoyed this super quick video! I'm hoping to make more
videos this year....not too bad for only my 3rd one! And remember,
you can join in the fun over at Moxie Fab World HERE. They have
a lot of great challenges going on right now.....go join in the fun!

Supplies used today:
MS fringe scissors
felt & beacon 3in1 glue
Cuttlebug swiss dot embossing folder
MM stick pins
CTMH organza ribbon (plum)
Waltzing Mouse Stamps (sentiment)
Pink Paislee Vintage Vogue button
basic cardstock, plum, olive
cream parchment paper
MS border punch

Monday, January 23, 2012

Punchy Sweetness....

Yes, I have started making Valentines!! I got my yummy new Echo Park
"Yours Truly" collection....and couldn't wait to break it open!! This will be
up on the Hannah's blog in a week.....and more goodies with it!

Aaaaand, since Moxie Fab has a punch challenge (HERE)....thought I'd enter another
card in there....love the way the striped EP paper peeks thru the punched
Martha Stewart heart border!

C'mon....get started....get inky.....or not....just have some crafty fun today!

Items used:
Basic Black and White cardstock
MS heart border punch
Twinery Maraschino twine
Echo Park Yours Truly (stripe paper, You & Me sticker)
Metal tag from MM
Recollections pearls
Diamond ribbon (from Really Reasonable Ribbon)

Sunday, January 22, 2012

My First SFYTT!!!!

I have decided one of my goals this year....is to play along with the
Sketch For You To Try (SFYTT) every month! They have THE
greatest sketches and inspiration! Several gals participate in this,
I go thru Jen del Muro's blog HERE.

This month's sketch was:
And my lil' cupid cutie "My Bunny Valentine"....is the card created. I used my
new Cat's Pajamas stamp set, and did some mix and match on my papers....
Fancy Pants, and Pink Paislee (the dot). I colored my bunny with copics....still
learning here, so please be kind....lol. Distress ink in Fired Brick is the accent
color/sentiment. Used Recollections bling, and tho' it's hard to see....I used my
clear Atyou Spica on the little hearts. The circles were cut with Spellbinders
(classic and scallop circles). The bow is organza ribbon from my stash.

So remember.....if you fly softly and carry a pointy stick....you might just get
the attention you deserve....um, not necessarily good attention....but you'd
certainly turn heads.....just sayn'....lol.

Today is a great day to go and get inky!! Have fun!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Today is a Fun Day....

Yes, it's snowing here in the great Midwest....so that means craft time!
And what a better day to use my brand new "Kraft Fun Day" set from
MME!!! I'm also entering this little cutie into the sketch contest on their
blog....the sketch is the pic above, for Blog Challenge 31 on their site.....
check it out HERE.

As for the entry....

This collection was super easy to work with! Below are some of the up close and
personal details.....

I'm lovin' these papers....the "flower" print has soooo many possibilities! I cut
them out....cut on the lines between the "petals" and then folded them in opposite
directions to make the 3D flowers. I also cut just 2 petals out as seen here below:

To make the hearts in the upper left hand corner (I used the back side).
Here is a detail shot of the flowers and hearts....

The MME stamps are great if you never used them! The MME Lost and Found 2
stamp set is amazing for layering! I used the solid frame in red ink, then the
swirly frame in black in (and cut out) and then layered the word "FRIENDS" on
top of that. The "Adorable/Lovely/Sweet" was stamped, cut out, and layered onto
the starburst stamped in red. Here's a shot of this stamp set:

Oh the possibilities, right? And here's one last look at that finished project....

A fun card....made on a Fun Day....with Fun Day!.....ok, someone stop me before
I hurt myself...lol....yep, I'm getting goofy....cabin fever maybe!....lol.

Time for you to be inspired and go get inky!

Supplies used:
MME Kraft Fun Day Collection 6x6 stack & twine
MME Stella & Rose ribbon
MME Lost & Found 2 stamp set
Distress Ink Black Soot & Fired Brick
Basic Black Cardstock & buttons from stash

Monday, January 16, 2012

Stylin' It

Well, with a bit of ado....couldn't post earlier today....here
is the matching frame to the card I made yesterday!

Just love that Echo Park Style Essentials paper....perfect on
this frame. And it's accented with all sorts of goodies....
bling from Recollections & Me & My Big Ideas, also flowers from
Making Memories, Recollections, and centers from Heidi Swapp,
also Sparklers from Websters Pages. The butterfly is MM as well,
and I spritzed it with Marshmallow Glimmer Mist. I also used
Cutter's Creek brand paper flowers....these things are so pretty!

To prep and finish off the wooden frame (it was raw wood to start)
I painted the edges with "Shopping Bag" MM paint, and I sanded all
the edges (once the paper was adhered) and then inked everything
with Distress Ink in Black Soot. The name was done in Thickers.

Love making gifts for friends and family.....especially when I'm
not sure what to give! Spread some craftin' love today....make
something special for a friend or loved one....hey, with Valentine's
Day coming up, it's the perfect time!

Time to get craftin'!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Clean and Simple

This card is clean and simple....but doncha love that?!

I needed a quick card for a Christening I attended this
weekend....and the Skipping Stones Design (SSD) Sketch this
week SSD #110 was just the thing! I used the Echo Park
Style Essentials collections, and MM paper reverie butterfly
sprayed with Marshmallow Glimmer Mist. A bit of bling, and
a sentiment I printed on my computer, and it was complete.
It got big "kudos" with the matching gift they received!
That will be up tomorrow!

Stop by SSD and play if you get the chance....they have
sketches go up every Tuesday!

Time to go get craftin'!

Friday, January 13, 2012

You Are Here....

Another fabulous challenge over at Moxie Fab World can ya guess??

Yep....all about maps, AND hearts. The Map to Your Heart Challenge
and you can play too....find it HERE!!

I used Pink Paislee papers, Maraschino twine from the Twinery, MM
Noteworth alphas, the map "pin" bling is kaiserkraft, the heart....a
punch from CM and the red heart bling from Queen & Co.

I "heart" this challenge, and I "heart" creating.....make sure you do
something you "heart" today too!!

Thursday, January 12, 2012


Believe is my word for this year! I have a long list of why's.....but won't
bore you with those!!....lol!! But this card is truly an inspiration for my
mantra this year!

This is also an entry into the Punches Challenge over at Moxie Fab World.
If you haven't checked them out.....pop over and see what's up in their
fabby world!! Lot's of inspiration!! You can find them HERE.

The blending is done with Distress inks to give the butterfly and sentiment
that soft look, but oh so pretty jewel tones. Both are foam taped to give
them dimension.

Remember.....take that crafty time today.....be inspired....

As for this card, what did I use?

Martha Stewart Bangle Punch
AC grosgrain ribbon (doncha love the weaving?!!)
Unity Stamps (SOTM club both the butterfly & sentiment)
Distress Inks (Seedless Preserves, Peeled Paint, Faded Denim, & Black Soot)
Adirondack blending tool and sponges
B &W cardstock & rhinestones are all from Mike's Recollection collection

Hidden Surprises.....

Over the next couple of weeks, I'm going to post some "hidden treasures".

These are projects I had not had a chance to post....yes, they did not make
it onto my blog yet!! They'll be in and among the other projects I post.

This first post is to enter into the RRR Challenge #39....my second entry
and probably more sparkly ribbon goodness than the first!! You can find
their challenges HERE.

This is a wall hanging I made for Hannah's using the BoBunny Snowfall
collection. I must say, I was beyond happy with the results....and it got
me a "Project of the Week" nod over at the Memorable Seasons website
(posted it there, just not on my blog!!).

I made it by painting a bare wood plaque with white acrylic paint,
then cutting around the "frame" piece from BoBunny Snowfall and
after I adhered it, I sanded around the edges of the piece. Next, I
fussy cut the snowflakes out of the paper and layered them with foam
dots for a dimensional effect. The lacy ribbons down the left side, a
couple of stick pins I made and attached the banners to. The saying
"Snowflakes are Kisses from Heaven" was printed on my computer in
blue ink. Distress ink in Vintage photo around the banners, a few
pearls and an organza bow finished it off!

Being that we are supposed to get our first real snowfall of the year
today.....I thought this was a timely post!.....lol!

Remember to enjoy some crafty time today!

Items used:
BoBunny Snowfall collection
Want 2 Scrap Pearls
Lace Ribbon and organza (stash)
Stick Pins (bead from stash)
Distress Ink--Vintage Photo

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Sweet Valentine

More of the fun WRMK Love Struck collection....this LO was made with
that and some yummy twine from The Cat's Pajamas. Being a mom of
2 boys....Valentine pics are scarce...lol....so I did the best I could....lol.

Keep an eye out....I have a post (and video!) coming about the Smash
Books from K&Co!!

Have a crafty day!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Not one, not two....

But yes....three cards! Heading out to a crop for the next couple of days,
soooo, time is short (when you throw kids dental appointments, math
tutors, and an evening get together in there!....lol). I decided rather than
making all the different posts, I'd just pop them up there today....and bring
home new goodies on Saturday!

I kept them all clean and simple.....because the designs are "kitted" at
Hannah's to sell with these yummy papers and products!

This lil' cupid on this card is a cutie.....

And yes, why, it's more twine! Yes, I love my twine....lol! If you haven't
tried it yet....ya gotta....I'm telling ya....you'll be hooked!!

And the kicker for this entire set (including the card from yesterday)....
all four cards made with ONE sheet of patterned paper from WRMK...
yep....they have a 4-way sheet for cardmakers or I use them for minis too.
That sheet, and the bottle cap pack, and a bit of twine, ink, and plain white
cardstock. LOVE simple sometimes!

Any ideas? Gonna start YOUR Valentines soon? It'll be here before ya
know it....you know I'm right.....c'mon.....better get craftin'!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

February is Coming

And soooooo, I made a set of simple cards today that will be available as
a kit at Hannah's!! This is the first card.....love the colors, and love the
bottle cap accents available with this WRMK Valentines collection! I inked
everything up with Aged Mahogany Distress ink....super simple, but super

See you tomorrow with another card! Remember to enjoy some crafty fun!

Items used:
We R Memory Keepers (Love Struck Collection)
Distress Ink (Aged Mahogany)
Twinery Twine (Maraschino)

Monday, January 2, 2012

Vintage Greetings....For the New Year!

Happy New Year!! I've started it with a crafting "bang"!! How about

This sweet, simple vintage look card is made with lots of goodies....
but to start, I'll mention it's for 2 challenges....one is at Really
Reasonable Ribbon--the "Sparkle & Ribbon" RRR challenge #39....I
used that pretty teal seam binding ribbon, and the sparkle is both
the stick pins I made, and tho it's hard to see....I used perfect pearls
on the stamped image. The other challenge, is the Simon Says Stamp
"Anything Goes" challenge.

What did I use?
DCWV Mariposa (the pretty paper, and the butterfly)
Spellbinders (labels 13+ classic ovals)
Waltzing Mouse Stamps (Rescue Remedies label stamp)
Just Rite (Fancy Labels Spellbinders 13 compatible)
Zing Vanilla Embossing Powder (the labels 13 background scroll stamp)
Distress ink (Vintage Photo and Broken China (background on the base
which started completely white)
Pins and beads from my stash bought at Mike's
Distress Tool (used on center oval)
Perfect Pearls (mint and mandarin)
Vintage lace from my stash

It's the New Year....have you crafted today?