Monday, April 26, 2010

A “Spring” Birthday Card

I made this card for my sister-in-law for her birthday. My supplies were limited, as I was at my sister’s house when I made it and did not have access to any of my CTMH supplies. Thankfully she had a few stamp sets and it all worked out just fine. It makes me sad to look at the card and think of spring because it is snowing out again today and after the beautiful week we had last week, I was wondering if that was our summer :(


Supplies used (CTMH unless otherwise noted):

Love You Forever Stamp Set

Intrinsic Backgrounds Stamp Set

For Every Occasion Stamp Set

White Daisy Sassy Strands (retired)

Paper, flowers, ribbon and buttons (not CTMH; from my sister’s stash)

I paper pieced the birds, nest and leaves and attached them with pop dots.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Heart 2 Heart Challenge #3

This week’s H2H challenge is a sketch. With a sketch, you can really interpret it how you want as long as the main guidelines are followed. I guess what I am trying to say is that as long as you can see the mail details from the sketch in your project, you are good to go.
Here is the sketch:

And here is my project:
Supplies I used (all CTMH unless noted):
Key to My Heart Paper Pack (retired)
Unforgettable Paper Pack
Juniper Crossgrain Ribbon
Sorbet Ribbon
Clear Sparkles
Endless Friendship Stamp Set
June 2010 SOTM: Wonderful Friend
Prisma Glitter (inside cup)
Sweet Treat Cup – SU!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

More Purses

I spent a good part of the afternoon yesterday creating more purses. I just have to make the cards to go inside and then I will have a great little gift to grab when I don’t have time to create something. I will call them the gift on the go.


(Excuse my yard…We had a horrible wind storm and blizzard last week and are hoping that it will be nice enough this weekend to do some yard work)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Cards for Purse Box

I made some greeting cards to match the purse box that I made for my mother-in-law’s birthday. They are very simple cards, but I did not want anything too fancy to take away from the purse itself. I know she will like them and who can’t use some extra cards, right?


I again, used the Martha Stewart paper.

Both of the sentiments ( Happy Birthday and Best Wishes), as well as the frame around the sentiments are SU!

I used the SU! scalloped circle punch and the build-a-brads to make the flowers at the bottom.

The insides of the cards are blank, allowing for more writing.

I paired these with envelopes and put them inside the purse for a perfect little gift.

I am hoping to make some more purses today and use up this paper. I will post them tomorrow.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

A Little Paper Purse

I saw a few of these adorable paper purses and I knew it would make a great birthday present for my mother-in-law. She would appreciate it and I thought it to be a great opportunity to finally create one. The pattern for the purse can be purchased here.


I used Martha Stewart Classic Woodland Paper. (I received this pad as a gift for Christmas and needed a way to use it. I would personally never buy anything Martha Stewart.)

I used adhesive pearls for embellishments and te rest of the purse is made completely with paper.

Aren’t these purses cute. I plan to make some more to use up more of this paperpad. I would also like to make some matching greeting cards to put inside the purse.

I will hopefully get these done and posted in the next few days.

As always, thanks for visiting!

Monday, April 19, 2010

“Sweet Card”

The kids have been invited to a birthday party on Saturday for a little girl in the neighborhood. She will be turning six and I thought it was a great opportunity to make a card using the SU! sweet treats cups, which I had purchased some time ago. I would like to find some smaller gum balls for them, but alas, these will have to do until I accomplish that quest.



Most of the products used were from Stampin’ Up! This includes the paper, the gumball machine, the sweet treats cup and the gumball stamp used on the inside.

The sentiment from the inside of the card CTMH – For Every Occasion.

I am looking forward to playing around with the Sweet Treats cups some more, so there will likely be more post with them in the future.

I hope Emily enjoys her card and has a wonderful birthday!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Join In The Blog Hop…

This will be my first blog hop and I am really excited to join! It is being hosted be Vicky at Clips-n-Cuts. Check out her post if you want to join in on the fun…everything you need to know is right there.

Paper Crafts blog hop!
1. Add your blog!
2. Copy the script below and paste it on your blog post while in HTML view.

And The Winner Is….

(Drumroll, please!) I want to thank everyone for all the advice, becoming followers and linking me to your blog. My husband drew a name from all of the entries and the winner is…


Tracy, if you could email me with your address, I will get your goodies sent off to you. Congratulations on winning my first blog candy.

There will be much more blog candy in the future, so come back and visit often. I will hopefully be posting everyday!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Mini Paper Backpack

I made a mini paper backpack for William’s teacher as a thank-you gift for the end of the school year. It is hard to believe that there are only 10 more weeks of school left before the summer holidays. What is worse is that when school resumes in August, I will be taking two kids to the school bus. I don’t even want to think about that right now. So, back to the craft…It is a little paper backpack that will hold a gift card for Tim Horton’s or something. I found the template for the back pack on Becky Robert’s blog. You can find it here.

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Products Used:

School Days Level 2 Paper Pack – retired

Cranberry Crossgrain Ribbon

Outdoor Denim Cardstock

Adhesive Pearls

SU! Buttons

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Swell News!

I made this card for Marc’s cousins who are expecting their second child in the fall. I pretty much CASED it from a fellow CTMH consultant, Vicki Wizniuk. She is one of the most artistic people and I love to follow her blog. She is the inspiration for many of the projects I make. You can see her version of the card here.

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Products I used for the card: Topstitch level 2 paper pack, Felicity stamp set, For Every Occasion stamp set, Tiny Typewriter stamp set, SU! Build-a-brad, Clear sparkle

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Secret Sister Goodies

I was so excited to receive a package from my Secret Sister today. Every month, she sends me a goodie package with a particular theme. This month’s is…you guessed it, Easter! She is so thoughtful and her packages always make my day. Here are the goodies I got today:

CIMG2788Martha Stewart rhinestone flowers

Easter egg stickers

Purple polka-dotted ribbon

Purple and yellow gel pens

Easter treats

….and a beautiful handmade card!


Thanks Secret Sister, whoever you are!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Grand Opening Blog Candy

I have some blog candy to give to one lucky follower of my brand new blog! Everyone who is a follower or becomes a follower is automatically entered. You can also earn extra entries – one for mentioning the candy on your blog and linking it to mine (please leave me a comment) and one entry for leaving me a comment with advice on making this a good blog that all papercrafters will want to be a part of.

Now, on to the candy…


2 sheets Daisy D’s stickers

True Friends My Acrylix stamp set

White Daisy Sassy Strands

Fancy Pants White Icing Wraps

Love Always Journalling Spots

(Sorry, my hydrangeas are not included)

I will pick a winner on Friday and will post to my blog on Saturday. Come back and see if it was you!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Heart 2 Heart Challenge #2

I did not participate in last week’s Heart 2 Heart challenge because I did not have a blog set up yet. I am excited to be a part of these challenges, so I got right on this week’s challenge.
It is a 1/2/3 challenge…the requirements are:
*Use 1 stamped image (not 1 set, but 1 image)
*Use 2 different patterned papers
*Use 3 embellishments - these can be 3 of the same thing or 3 different things
I made this paper piecing card. I followed the requirements, though it was very hard for me because I LOVE to embellish.
1. I used the sentiment from the set “For Every Occasion
2. I used the green swirly paper and the polka dot paper from the Heaven Sent Level 2 paperpack (retired)
3. I used three adhesive pearls for buttons on my paper pieced rhino. For the rhino, I used garden green cardstock and for his jacket, I used crystal blue cardstock.
 I had fun making this card…William made one with me! I am looking forward to next week’s challenge.
Come back in to morning when I will be posting my Grand Opening Blog Candy!

A New Day, A New Blog

I figured it was time to boost it to the next level and join the world of the technically savvy. I figured it was finally time to build my first blog since my husband has three already. I guess my intent for this blog is to be able to share my artwork, my business and my love for papercrafting with others. I regularly check in on several scrapbooking blogs and have gathered so many ideas and information from them that I wanted to be able to give back as well. Also, I hope to have something new to post several times per week, so come back and visit often. Check back really soon for some grand blog opening blog candy!





This is a clock that I made for my new little nephew to match his bedroom. I used the Animal Cookies Level 2 Paper pack, Woodcut Alphabet (retired). I adhered the paper to the clock using liquid glass and I also liquid glassed the little hippopotamus to give him some dimension.




Have a splendid day and don’t forget to check back for the upcoming blog candy!