Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Another card made with the Graphic 45 Once Upon a Springtime Collection
Bling is Recollections
Butterfly is Prima
Flower is my own
 Inside reads:
Life's truest happiness is found in the friendships we make along the way. (Fiskars stamps)
Cardbase is American Crafts Brocade Cream

Once Upon a Springtime Card

Kathy at the Scrapbeach recently did a card using this paperline from Graphic 45 and I loved it so I had to make one myself. This is Once Upon a Springtime it came from a crafting friend, Barb, in a RAK she sent me, thanks Barb I just love this paper pack.
I used some glitter on the wings and Glossy Accents on the flowers.
Pearl strands are from Prima flowers are a from Petaloo, Recollections and I'm unsure of the larger cream colored one.
Tucked behind the flowers and image is a small tag that when removed says "Coffee Break?"

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

All Dressed Up

My good friend Vicky at Clips-n-Cuts posted a darling card she'd made using a dress form.  Well I just couldn't stand it.
I had the Cricut Cartridge of my friends sitting here: Forever Young, and on it was this darling dress form.  Well once I got started I just had to keep on making them.  The dress forms themselves are cut from the front and back cover of the K&Co 12x12 Paper Pad Olivia Rose.  It's heavier weight and the hit and miss of words, numbers and prints from the packaging gave for some interesting dress forms.

Here is a close up of each card - 

The background behind the dress form is a piece of lavender paper that I stamped with the  Prima clear stamp - Recital.  I then wet the paper and smooshed it all up in my hand, slowly pulling it back into shape and the using my heat tool to dry it.  When dry I added a layer of Lindy's Stamp Gang Desert Moon Antique Rose spray.

The next dress is bordered from one of the acetate sheets that's included in the above mentioned paper pack.  I used Glossy Accents on the belt and while wet sprinkled it with pink sparkle.

This is the first card I made, and what started the chain reaction.  The border punch is Morocco Lace by EK Success and the paper is from the K&Co Susan Winget Spring Blossom Collection.  The Sassy stamp is from Fiskars, I think it's called Girlfriends.  I used Glossy Accents over it and the mat again was cut from the paper pad backing page.
With this one I also cut the hat from the cartridge and used a little bling on it.  Inside the sentiment reads "It's Your Day" most insides I've left blank.  I used a Mrs. Grossman's sticker on the front and then used a combo of Smooch spray in gold, Perfect Pearls in gold and water to spray the front.
Here I added the Sweet sentiment from a dollar stamp from We R Memory Keepers and stamped the hat from the Fiskars set I mentioned above using Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink and Glossy Accents over the top.
Another hat from the cartridge and an strip of the ruler and paper from the Olivia Rose Collection.  The border punch is Apron Lace by Fiskars.
The checkered border was a die cut frame in the paper pack that I clipped and formed a smaller frame around my card, the heart was on some ribbon from Bo Bunny I had.
The mat here is embossed with my Cuttlebug and the Spots and Dots folder.  I used a sanding block to distress the circles revealing the under color.  The stamp is the same set, Girlfriends, from Fiskars.  The black lace is Bo Bunny.
This last card I sprayed the lace, which started out white, with Tattered Angels Cranberry and then stamped the saying with a Fiskars stamp (do not have the name of this collection).  The border punch again Apron Lace from Fiskars and the paper was Spring Blossom pack by K & Co.

And that's it.  A great set of cards and a whole lot of fun.  Thanks again Vicky for all your inspiration!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Mini Me Swap Album

This album is made from standard manilla file folders.  I watched a video on YouTube where someone had used folders and just had to try it for myself.  This will be my swap album with Pat Peele at Your Paper Pantry.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Mystery Grab Bag

Roxy at Your Paper Pantry was offering flat rate boxes
of Mystery crafting goodness at wholesale prices.  
The one thing she told me is I wouldn't be disappointed.
She got that one right!
Goodie goodie new toys to play with!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Color Me Color Sway for January

I joined the Color Me Color Swap for January at Your Paper Pantry
My swap partner was Julie Walters YouTube - juliewalters74  thanks Julie!
Here's the video of all the cool goodies she sent me!