Friday, April 25, 2014

Papertrey April Blog Hop Challenge

Papertrey Ink's April Blog Hop

Here is my first project with PTI's new coin purse dies which I thought was perfect for this month's blog hop.  This one is an embroidered design I purchased on-line which worked well with the size.  I especially love the bead details.  I've since made another purse using fabric, felt, and pom-pom trim but I'm a little partial to this one!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

"Redirected" for 2013!

Since I am struggling to keep up with even one blog, for 2013 I have chosen to include my craft projects into my family one.  Soooo ... if you are interested in seeing what I create from time to time, please visit me at  May 2013 be a fabulous year for you!


Sunday, November 18, 2012

After nearly a year, thought I would post a few things I made this weekend.  Amazing how having a job (or two ... or three ...) can impact your crafting time!

Thanks to Dawn McVey's post on the PTI blog, I re-created her project.  I love pine cones so am enjoying adding this set to my collection.  I used the same idea with some snowflake paper I had but am partial to the first!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Little Paris gal

It's been a long time since I posted anything but I love this card that I made for a card swap and decided to take a minute to put on my site.  She's a new stamp I bought and I love her Parisian look.  This paper pad has great colors as I love stripes with brick red and navy.  Interesting colors for a gal card but I love the end result.  The flower didn't match so I used my copic to color it for a perfect match!

This sentiment is from the limited edition "thank you" set sent at the end of the year by PTI.  It included a larger saying as well as this one.  I don't recall where I saw this card layout but had saved it for future reference and thought it went well with this paper combo and stand set.  It's hard to find masculine themes but I always like to have one handy!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Gift card

Here is a quick gift card box I decorated for a friend coming home with our son for the holiday.  Love these GC boxes from Taylored Expressions as they come with the insert and have so many possibilities.  The reindeer from this Paper Smooches "Santa Paws" set make me laugh!

Friday, December 16, 2011

A few gifts

Wow - been so long since I posted!  Here are a few things I have given to the recipients so now I can show them!

This apron is for my manicurist who I've known her entire adult life!  She wears aprons each day to keep the acrylic dust from her clothes so I always help her collection grow...

While I was at it, I decided to make this one for my crafty friend's birthday as she's always baking amazing things ... plus it kept with the theme of the black cake plate I got her for Christmas ...

and her "I Love Lucy-ish" card!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

TE Blast from the Past Blog Hop

I'm excited to see all the creations for this month's Blast from the Past blog hop!  This month's theme is Thankful and this great sketch by Sankari ... 

When I got out all of my TE stamp sets, I realized that I only had one that actually said Thank You on it - eeks - how can that be?!  Soooo ... because I am thankful to be married to an amazing man, I thought this stamp would work well with the sketch and the sentiment from "Kitchy Kitchen" fit it so well ...

With my only set that had a "Thank You" in it (the "From the Heart Funnies" set), I decided on a sewing theme using the "Sew Happy" set as well.  Since I had just opened up my latest TE order, I had sitting on my desk the "little black dress" paper pad which I love!  How can a girl not zero right in on that cheetah print!  So one thing led to another and pretty soon it was combined with hot pink and a little bling ...

(No matter where I took the picture, the ribbon looked red but in real life it matches the sparkly paper dress form!)  The flowers were made with the new Loopy Flower die just cut to different lengths to create different size flowers.

Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy the rest of the hop.