Saturday, July 31, 2010

A Challenge Page

I joined a challenge over at where you needed to use flowers and bling on a layout. I decided to use this picture of Ella because it's one of my favorite pics of her. She is such a cutie pie! I used Prima flowers and bling for the layout. I used American Crafts and Basic Grey papers for the layout and vintage lace.
I am also excited to share that I have my Etsy shop all ready to go. Just click HERE if you'd like to check it out!! I hope to be adding more items to it soon.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A card for Craft Festival

I'm trying to prepare for the Craft Festival in town in September and last night I made 4 cards. Here's one of them:

Supplies Used:
Bazzill Kraft Cardstock
Hero Arts stamps
DCWV papers
$1.00 Michaels Gems
Dune ColorBox Inkpad
Ribbons from stash
Fiskars Border Punch

I made 3 other cards similar to this one, just with different papers and ribbons. It was very quick to put together which is good for getting ready for the Festival.

I hope everyone has a wonderful day!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

10 Days!!!

How in the world did I let 10 days go by without a post!! Well, here's a quickie with a bad pic!! First is my sister Sara's Birthday, so HAPPY BIRTHDAY SARA!!! Secondly, it is a wonderful (but hot) Saturday here in Minnesota and I am enjoying time in my scraproom making some birthday cards and more bookmarks for the Craft Festival in September.

Today I am going to share my bad pic of a Girly Swap item that I made for my friend Debbie. I made this so she could hang it up in her craft space.

Supplies used: GCD Studios transparency, Pink Paislee chipboard, fabric tag from GCD Studios, Prima flower.
I hope you all are able to create beauty today!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Girly Swap goodies!

I had the honor recently to participate in a Girly Girl Swap with some talented friends of mine and I swaped out with two lovely ladies. Here is what they sent to me:

The first item I have to share is this lovely Dream banner from my friend Diana. It is currently hanging in my scrap room in my attic! It is very inspiring to see each day!

Diana also sent along this gorgeous table top decoration with three beautiful embellished butterflies inside a Dr. Pepper bottle! How creative!!

My friend Debbie is a fabulous jewelry maker, in addition to paper crafter, and one of the items she made me is this beautiful beaded necklace! I treasure it!

Thank you so much ladies for all of your kindness and your beautiful projects will always be a treasure to me!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

It's been too long...

Okay, I'm finally getting crafty this week. Much of my past week has been spent playing with the kiddos and cleaning. Today I replaced cleaning with crafting...way better in my opinion. My Grandmother came over today to work on some corner bookmarks and these are some I've made. These would make great gifts or be perfect to add to a book that you've decided to give someone.

This past Saturday I had a fun day out with my Aunt and Grandmother and one of the places we went to was Weeds and Reeds in New Ulm where they had a Junk Squad sale full of antique goodies! Here was my haul!

A close up of my blue tin box and its contents:

I wish every weekend was this fun!

Thursday, July 8, 2010


This week has been basically a vacation for me, without daycare kiddos and I've finally gotten creative! LOL. I should have spent more time doing that earlier! One of the things I made was a graduation card for a graduation party this weekend.

AC Cardstock
vintage sheet music
Marvy Punch
Distress Stickles
Bazzill ribbon
KaiserKraft and Prima flowers

This Monday we went to Flandrau State Park here in MN and the kids enjoyed swimming in a man made swimming pond. It was a great way to cool off!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, July 2, 2010

A creative night

Do you ever get that totally awesome feeling when you get a lot done? Even if it's just all the laundry? Well, I got a lot of crafting done (at least a lot of crafting for me) last night. I made a birthday card and two layouts!

Here's the birthday card:

I picked the patterned papers from my stash of long neglected papers. I thought they had a nice vintage vibe to them. Then I tacked on a part of a doily. Next I used my sewing machine and stitched on the two sides of the card. I found this pretty pink lace that then made its way on the card. I matted my image on a pinkish/purple card stock, inked it up with ColorBox and glued it on top of the lace ribbon. I used some Crackle paint in linen and pink on a chipboard flower and added some Primas and vintage buttons to complete the card.

Supplies Used:

Paper from who knows where :)
Vintage lace, doily, buttons
Crafty Secrets image
Color Box ink (Dune)
Sewing machine

Since I hadn't made a layout in FOREVER, I decided to scrap the girls' dance photos. I am still quite uncomfortable doing layouts. I doubt myself at every choice possible whether it's picking paper or the design itself. I am learning to let go and just do whatever!! Here's my attempt at that!

I liked Debbie's pic this year with one of their props, the purple Cowboy hat. I loved the purples and pinks in her costume and I thought the background paper (taken just the day before from my Grandmother's unwanted papers) matched well! I put that down on top of a white 12 by 12 sheet of cardstock. Since the background paper had a bit of green in it as well (hard to see any in the photo though), I searched for the right green. I couldn't find it for the longest time. Then I looked in my Prima flower basket and boom!! The packaging from some flowers was perfect so I cut it up to mat her photo on top of a layer of vintage sheet music spritzed with Glimmer Mist. I was able to use a lot of scrap materials for this project!

Supplies used:
Bazzill white card stock
Sandylion patterned paper
Prima packaging
Basic Grey paper
Maya Rd. journaling circles
Maya Rd. birds
Sweet Clover, Delphinium Glimmer Mists
Tim Holtz Sizzix die
Hero Arts pearls

Finally, I made Ella's layout:

I matched the colors of Ella's costume with the cardstock and papers, but I thought the pink negative space was just too much. So, I inked up a Tattered Angels Glimmer Screen with Frost White ColorBox Chalk ink and stamped it on the cardstock. I used Glimmer Mist on the scalloped cardstock and the base pink cardstock as well. I really love using that stuff!

Supplies Used:

AC Cardstock (pink)
Pink paislee paper
Pink Paislee letters
Making Memories vintage findings items

Thanks for looking today!