Friday, April 29, 2011

These stamped images of cups and a tea pot remind me of some dishes from my Grandmother's house. Check out this picture. I used the masking technique on the cups.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Favorite Things

Time to share a few things that I am loving right now-These new smells from Bath and Body works. I bought a dozen of these little babies, and I have them everywhere-purse, kitchen, car and work. I only wish they came in a 1gallon size!

Roasted Almond Butter-It is so yummy. Most of the time I am just eating it right out of the tub, but I have put it on toast or with an apple. It is kinda expensive-but if you use it a little at a time it is so worth it.

This purse-from 31 gifts! I have lots of their stuff, but right now I am loving this bag. It's just the right size. I can add my planner, kindle and all the other stuff I tote around with room to spare! If you don't have a 31 consultant-go here.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Be Inspired! and Win a Prize!

Image from Pinterest

I really like the bucket of Medallions flowers, I am going to have to make me one! I was inspired by this picture to make this card. A simple and fast card. If you don't know how to make a medallions it is a simple fan fold and then you glue the ends together.

(check youtube, there are videos on how to make them too)

Create a project of any kind using this picture as an inspiration. Upload the a picture here and you will be enter to win a prize.
I will draw a random winner and you will receive one of my glass charm pendants. You can see a sample in my etsy store!!! Post your project by Sunday to be entered!!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Yeah Tammy!
You are the winner of my Prize from last week-email me your address for UPS to and I will send you your prize.

Felt Butterfly

This card was inspired by this card! I really like all the textures on the card with the felt and pearls. I also added some graph paper for fun! (even added a little to the inside of the card!)
Below is a picture of how I created the felt butterfly. I used the Close to My Heart stamp set Fill in the blank stamped it right on the felt (cheep kind from Wal-Mart) and cut it out!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Tissue Paper Challenge:Mother's Day Paper Corsage

I read several of the Paper Crafts blog, they are full of great inspiration. Last week on the Moxie Fab blog, Cath issued a challenge to create a project using tissue paper. In honor of Mother's Day I thought I would make a corsage that Mom could wear to church on Sunday!

1st I cut a strip of tissue paper, and ran it through the cuttlebug using some flower die cuts.

I left the tissue paper folded and cut through several layers.

Next up I sewed some small black beads to the center of each flower.

Then I scrunched up several layers of the flowers to give them dimension.

Lastly I assembled the corsage on a paper Dollie. I added some leaves, a few loops of ribbon and a vintage looking key I found at Joann's. I added a couple of pins so Mom can attach it to her shirt.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Win a Hope for Japan Stamp set and this card

How would you like a Hope for Japan stamp set and this card. All orders placed via my website between now and April 30th will be entered in a random drawing for this card and the stamp. To place your order visit

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Book Review: The Help

Even though I read on a Kindle, I still like to go to the book store and look at books. I like to look at the covers and read the back of the book. I had picked up this book several times, but just now had downloaded it to my Kindle. It took me a long time to read this book. I kept thinking "this is going to turn out bad and I don't want to know" so I wouldn't read. That doesn't mean that it wasn't a good book, it was a good book! This is the story of black maids/nannies in Jackson Mississippi in the early 60's. Just when the civil rights movements were taking place. The book tells the stories of several maids and the hard life that they were living. The work was hard, and their employers were even harder. It also tells of how much the maids love the families and children they took care of despite how horrible they were treated. The maids are telling their stories to a white lady in secret and she in turns writes a book in secret. They sneak around and live in fear while telling their stories. The tension in the book builds and builds and then in the end it turns out OK. The book kinda just ends, and I wish that maybe more good would have come from them telling their stories!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Be Inspired! Win A prize!

Image from Pinterest.
How about this sweet tea cups and Easter Eggs. I loved the pastel colors of the picture and went with that for my card. Now it is your turn! Make a project using the above photo as your inspiration, post it here and be entered to win the prize below! (This is a chipboard mini album with pre-cut papers from Close to My Heart. I cut the album and pages with my cricut.) Enter by Sunday! I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Birthday Blast

This card was 100% inspired by the this card from the Close to My Heart Catalog. I had to have this stamp set, cause I loved the castle. In my mind I thought the dinos and castle would be good for Halloween? So look for them then!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Be Inspired winner!!!

Send me your address for UPS and I will ship it to ya!

Kraft Color Ready Borders & Glitter Video

Below you will see a video of how I created this card. I had a lot of fun creating this project-I only discovered this by accident. I had used a border, and then I removed it. I it was on my desk and some glitter got stuck to it. A Happy Accident!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Spring Umbrella

Hard to tell in the photos, but I added some small sparkles to the umbrella! It makes it so shinny! I am very ready for spring, for some rain! We haven't had any rain or moisture since October! I have take my umbrella out of my purse and my car. It all ways seems that when it rains I never have an umbrella, so my thinking is that if I purposely don't have one then maybe it will rain?

Thursday, April 14, 2011


Easter's on it's way~I know there is a song that says something like that! I really wanted to use some little white pom-poms for the tail, but I didn't have any so I used a big brad! And notice the word hop? I just used the masking technique for the "e" in hope!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Be Inspired! Win a prize

Image from Pintrest
I really had fun with this image!! I random stamped the rain boots and then made several cards. I used the same pattern and then just changed up the accent color with cardstock and stamped umbrellas! Now it's your turn!! Use the image above to inspire you! Use the colors, the layout of the picture or the boots like me. Make a card and upload it below! Enter by Sunday to be eligible to win the prize below, along with one of these cards!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Clear Card with colored Fun Flock

Clear cards are so hard to photograph, but I think you get the idea. I used a technique featured on Jeanette Lynton's blog. I colored the fun flock using the new CTMH spray pen.

Monday, April 11, 2011


of the Be Inspired! prize this week is
Lora, email me at with your address for UPS and I will send you your stamp set!

Check back on Wednesday for the next round of Be Inspired!

You're Amazing

Look at those pink roses!! I just love the Rosy Regards stamp set, I love that it is a 2 step stamp that make the roses have so much detail. Detail that looks complicated but so easy!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Give away reminder!!

I am headed out of town today, but I just wanted to remind you that you have until midnight Sunday to get entered in the Hope for Japan stamp set give away!!
You can find all the details here.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Spring Bird Nests

Don't they look yummy and festive?

Spring Bird Nest

1 cup of butterscotch chips

1/2 cup light corn syrup

1/3 cup of sugar

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

2 1/2 cup chow mein noodles

2 cups chex cereal, lightly crushed

malted eggs

combine butterscotch chips, syrup, peanut butter and sugar. Microwave in 30 second intervals till smooth. Stir mixture into noodles and cereal until coated. Quickly shape small balls into nests and add chocolate eggs. Makes about a dozen nests

I plan to give these to some friends down the street, I cut a nest and branch from my cricut. I added a stamped bird.

The ones that didn't fit in the sack I wrapped in plastic wrap and put them on one of my cake stands. I added a blow of extra eggs, cause they are best!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Life is Tweet mini Album

This album is up for sale in my etsy store! I also have 3 kits to make an album simular to this one (kits come with a square or circle album) You can watch a video here with all the contents of the kit.
I cut the title with my cricut-using the gypsy! Such a great tool to combine a sentiment and a shape!
I added some felt accents!
Lots of pockets and tags!