Saturday, June 29, 2013

Creativity Counts....

Giving myself the gift of "playtime" (aka time in my crafting zone) is something I rarely did, just a couple of years ago.  Then I decided what am I waiting for?  Time certainly will not stop in it's tracks and wait for  So here I am, creating almost on a daily's something I'd wish for anyone.  Don't wait, make the laundry wait an hour, and create something'll be glad you did!

And so....enough of my "life's lessons" for for a project that I hope will inspire you to create, as well as my own reminder to keep making time for creating in my space:

I made this using the Crate Paper DIY collection  and a wooden sign available at Hannah's.
A little twine, fussy cutting and bling, and it's a little creative inspiration for my craft room.

Here are a couple of close ups of the details:

Love the little tags in this collection....I cut this one out and have it peeking out:

This one has a fussy cut ribbon card wrapped up with some twine:

Have you had some "me time" today?  If not....go get creative!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Paper:  Crate Paper DIY
Embellishments: Trendy Twine-Black Licorice; Want2Scrap rhinestones; Hug Snug
seam binding;misc button
Tools: Quikutz & Paige alpha, Scor-tape

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Crafty Gifting....

Another quick post today....are you looking for a quick crafty gift to make someone?

This "Movie Night" basket is a great gift for just about anyone!  I used stamps from
The Rubber Cafe' to make up this cute set....

To think it all started with a 99 cent find at a thrift store!  Wanna know more?
Pop on over to The Rubber Cafe' blog HERE.  This project and all the details are there!

Thanks for stopping inspired, and get creative this weekend!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Hip, Hip, Hooray!

Do you have a grad party to go to in the next week or two?  We seem to be surrounded
 by them this year!  So I've made this quick and simple grad card using Fancy Pants
Park Benchcollection, and a few embellishments, for this card.  It was up over at
Practical Scrappers while I was away on was a great sketch post you
can find it and the post with this card HERE.

Thanks for popping by.....stop back soon and remember to take the time to get creative today!

Supplies Used:
Paper:  Fancy Pants Park Bench
Embellishments: Fancy Pants Park Bench-banners; Trendy Twine-Black Licorice; Recollections 
rhinestones; buttons 
Ink: Distress Ink- Black Soot 
Adhesive: Xyron Mega Runner

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Beach Stamp of Approval....

We have a blast at the beach every year in NC.  I've made this home decor project as a aren't just for scrapbooks!  It's up over at The Rubber Cafe' today.....

You can see all the details, supplies used, etc....please stop by HERE and let me know what you think!

Take the time to enjoy a creative day!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Genuinely Jane Guest....Round 2!

A super quick post....pop over to see the deets on the boogie'n cowboy boot mini
I have over at Genuinely Jane today!  It's made with October Afternoon Sasparilla!

You can find it HERE!! 

Thursday, June 13, 2013

I'm Baaaaaack.....

Back on the Practical Scrappers DT.....this time not as a guest, but as
a member of their Specialty Team!  I get to participate in all kinds of 
fun posts.....already have been over there posting.....I mentioned it 
over Memorial Day, but wanted to put it out there as "official"!

They have a great site with a lot of inspiration....from trendy new,
to storage ideas, to using your stash, and even frugal finds!
You can find them HERE.
While I was on my vacay.....a couple of posts went up over there,
so thought I'd share here too!  One is a 2 pg LO using the Carta Bella 
Beach Boardwalk the fact they added bright pops of
red, orange and yellow to this collection:

And a close up of some of the details:

And the details on page two:

And a closer view of the single 1st page:

Will post a sketch project we had over there soon....cute grad card!

Enjoy some crafting fun time today!

Supplies used:
Paper: Carta Bella-Beach Boardwalk, AC cardstock
Embellishments: Carta Bella-Beach Boardwalk stickers; Trendy Twine; plain manilla tag
Ink:  Distress Ink: Black Soot

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Genuinely Jane Studios Guest!

I'm the Guest Designer this month at Genuinely Jane Studios.....if you have never
popped over to their site.....make the trip, it's worth it!  They not only have 
adorable WOODEN mini albums, but they have sooooo many goodies to 
paint, distress, and embellish them too!  They even have a sale on some 
goodies right can find GJS HERE.

As for my 1st post over there.....I did this mini for my son's Eagle Ceremony
pics....I did want to keep it a bit more simple, because I didn't want to take
away from the pics.  Here are a few of the main pages:

Front cover:

Back of front cover:

Back cover:

I feel like I can't show the other pages because of pics of other than family,
but the pages are similar.

I've made 2 other Genuinely Jane Studios books also, you can find them
posted on my blog HERE and HERE.

I have 3 more fun books in the making.....can't wait to share them with you!

Supplies Used:
Mini Album:  Genuinely Jane Studios - Fleur de Lis
Paint:  Adirondack Sunshine Yellow
Embellishment/rub-on: K & Co; AC and Hug Snug Ribbons
Cardstock: AC 

Friday, June 7, 2013

While I'm Away....

While I'm enjoying the beautiful beaches of North Carolina....thought I'd share a card 
inspired by the thoughts of soft ocean breezes and beautiful sunsets:

Details are up over at The Rubber Cafe' blog today, if you'd like to stop by you'll
them and the supply list right HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!