Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Embrace Today

For me, rainbows and butterflies symbolize the promise of a new tomorrow.
They also give me the chance to add lots of color to my projects!!!
 ~ Embrace Today ~
Washi Tape:Anrich, Recollections, MME, Target
Paper:Martha Stewart, Bazill
Sentiment:MME, Teresa Collins
Thread:Coats and Clark
Embossing Folder:Darice
Shape Punch:Kreaxions
Sketch:Allison Davidson

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Spring in a Tin

Special Ops on the SWAT blog today!!!
This time I show you a quick banner and a decorated tin to store it in.

Paper, Felt Flower:My Minds Eye
Twine:Too Berry Creative
Tin:Thrift Store
Punches:Martha Stewart, McGill, Kreaxions

Monday, April 21, 2014

Eye Bagel Your Pardon

Paper Girls Challenge #54
Erica is challenging us to use cameras on our projects.
I just happen to have some brand new American Crafts paper and a super silly photo.
~ eye BAGEL your pardon ~
I traced my clear alpha onto packaging, roughed the back with a fingernail file, inked with pigment ink, used a heat tool to dry and "curl" the letters, then attached with hot glue.
I slipped a journal card behind the photo mat with a heart tab as a pull string.
Paper:American Crafts, Glitz, Darice
Die-cuts, Journal Cards, Stickers:Bella Blvd
Ink:Color Box
Alpha:Cosmo Cricket
Tiny Type:Authentique
Paper Clips:7 Gypsies, Studio Calico
Cork Camera:Denise Parcells
Border and Shape Punch:Kreaxions

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!!!
Paper:Crate Paper, Glitz
Pearls:Recollections, Prima
Gems:K and Company
Alpha:Echo Park
Tiny Type:MME
Rub-Ons:Pink Paislee
Modeling Paste:Liquitex tinted with Dylusions
Mist:Tattered Angels
 Flowers:Prima, Recollections
Laser Cut, Trim:Stash
Corner Punch:Kreaxions
Mask:The Crafters Workshop

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