Saturday, April 19, 2014

Coffee Understands

Create a project using something that starts with each of the following letters:
~ Coffee Understands ~
My sweet little girl looked so adorable in her hair curlers that I begged for a few photos with a coffee cup and bathrobe. She was a good sport and I've had fun with the photos!

My products for Flower are:
F:Fabric, Flourishes, Fussy Cutting
L:Lined Paper
O:Orange Gems and Modeling Paste
W:White Roses
E:Echo Park alpha
Have fun creating and link up on the SWAT blog!!!


Friday, April 18, 2014

Sweet Happiness

Welcome to the Turtle Soup Blog Hop
We've got lots of Spring inspiration as well as prizes so make sure you stop by each blog.
Here are the details:
~ Sweet Happiness ~
The sketch I followed for this tag called for a diagonal striped design. I decided to go for something a little different and made a shaker with three compartments. The bicycle reminds me of the sweet freedom I felt as a kid while I was riding around. Once Spring hits and the snow melts, out come the bikes!!!
Bingo Card:Teresa Collins
Polaroid Frame:Farmhouse Paper
Bicycle Charm:Michaels
Trim:Tim Holtz
Twine:Twinery, MME
Sequins:Greenbriar International
Debbie Sanders for SG Create
Blog Hop List
for the last piece of the puzzle.
Here is my piece of the sketch:

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Life is a Gift

Today it is all about Flowers, Spring, and Easter.
~ Life is a Gift ~
Eiffel Tower images have such lovely vintage appeal that ribbon roses were natural additions to this card. I used 3-in-1 punch #910 with flower details to make the doily.
Paper:Kaiser Craft, The Paper Company
Circle Cutter, Punches:Kreaxions
Here is the blog hop list: 
Ginni Wooster Rowland Gass
Stop by each blog and leave a comment for a ballot to win a randomly drawn prize.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Embellished Apron

May Arts Ribbon Retro Color Craft Challenge

When the Ribbon Lady announced the latest theme I decided to embellish a black, pin striped apron. I was THRILLED to be chosen to participate.
Once again I was sent four lovely shades of ribbon.
After a little stitching and gathering I had an assortment of Ribbon Roses. I attached them in a strand with bead or brad centers.
 To keep my new arrangement in good condition I added jump rings at either end and in the middle. Then I used safety pins to hold it to the apron.
I love the bright contrast of the orange ribbon against the black apron.
Now I'll have to actually do some cooking!!!
Stop by the May Arts Blog and see what every one else did!!!

Monday, April 7, 2014

almost 13 TEEN

Paper Girls Challenge #53
In honor of my oldest daughters birthday, todays challenge has a variety of options.
Check the blog for all the ways we want to see your creativity bloom.
~ almost 13 TEEN ~
13 years ago today I brought this gorgeous girl into the world.
She's thrilled to start out her teen years and she's got plans. But first item on her list is getting that all-important facebook page up and running. Good luck, sweetie, and welcome to the drama.
Paper:Echo Park, October Afternoon, Basic Grey
Numbers:American Crafts, Rusty Pickle
Title:Silhouette, Ariel Font
Tiny Type:My Little Shoe Box
Sequins:Lawn Fawn
Trim:May Arts Ribbon
File Tab:Bella Blvd
Modeling Paste:Liquitex (tinted with Dylusions)
This layout is also my entry for
Back Porch Memories May GDT Challenge.
Becky Fleck for Back Porch Memories

Saturday, April 5, 2014


Stop by the SWAT blog to check out the bingo choices.
I picked horizontal line #4.
~ Accepted ~
March 1st I received my acceptance letter into the Master's OT program at UND. I've been waiting for the final word that all my hard work had paid off. I was pretty excited when my envelope arrived!

Close-up of photo collage:
To make this layout I shrunk and reprinted the acceptance letter for the folder file insert. I also photo copied the first few lines of the letter, with the all important phrase,
"you have been accepted".
Paper, Chipboard, Die Cuts, Tag:Farm House Paper
Stitching Accessories:WeRMrk
Paper Clips:Stash
Modeling Paste:Liquitex
Tiny Type:EK Success
 Bev Code

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Starring Silas

Practical Scrappers Layout Sketch
This month Christine's sketch has LOTS of horizontal strips. But I'm not feelin' the layered paper look so I pulled out my twine and crocheted a fishing net.
~ Starring Silas ~
My son was particularly thrilled when I came home with the Bella Blvd shark paper. He claimed the scraps so don't expect to be seeing them on any upcoming layouts!!!
Paper:Echo Park, Bella Blvd, Recollections
Twine:Two Berry Creative
Bark Stars:Prima
Star Punches:The Paper Studio, Recollections
Washi:Target, MME
Sentiment:Scrap Calligraphy (Silhouette Font)
Stickers:Farmhouse Paper