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365 Cards Saturday Challenge!!

Hello! Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at today's 365 Cards Challenge. This week we are doing the ABCs of crafting. The letters we are working with for this particular challenge were: S{titching} T{oile} W{hite} We also had the pleasure of having Sassy Studio Designs as our sponsor of the week, and were able to work with a variety of their images. I chose Little Honey's Easter Bunny in honor of Easter coming up soon. She was so cute, I couldn't wait to color her in! Hope you all enjoyed today's card!!!

Card Recipe
Patterned Paper: unknown
Image: Sassy Studio Designs
Markers: Copic
Ribbon: Piggy Tales
Border Punch: EK Success {Arch Scallop}

March Sneak Peek for Market Street Stamps!!

Hello, all! Welcome to the second day and my part in the March Sneak Peek for Market Street Stamps. The set that I am using tonight has got to be my most favorite yet. If you like hippie, peace loving, chic things, this set will blow your mind! {Hence the name Hippie Chic} Not only does it have some of the best images, but is is laden with awesome sentiments. I can't wait for you to see it!!! So, in order to get the birds all lined up nicely, I simply just penciled in a grid, stamped the birds, and then erased the lines. Now is that easy, or what? Remember to go on over to the Market Street blog and leave a comment for your chance to win a set of the stamps, and to hear about some of the other things that Angelica is bringing to the store. You won't want to miss out!
Card Recipe Stamps: Market Street Stamps {Hippie Chic} Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Ribbon: Close To My Heart Cabochon: self-made

So Happy to Share with You!!

I have some very exciting news to share with you today! I have joined another wonderful design team!! I am now designing projects for the challenge blog 365 Cards!! {I know I need to ease up on the exclamation marks, but come on, I'm EXCITED!} 365 Cards offers a new challenge for you EVERY DAY. Yeah, you saw that right. E-V-E-R-Y D-A-Y. The team over there is uber talented, and I am super proud to be a part of it. So, for my very first challenge, I had to make a card using an image depicting a crush, or actually using the word crush, and here it is: So, do you recognize that flower? That is the one that I demoed here the other day. Isn't it pretty? Thanks for stopping by today, and hop on over the 365 Cards blog and check it out. You may even want to enter into some of their challenges! ;)
Card Recipe Patterned Paper: Life's Portrait collection from Webster's Pages Stickers: Life's Portrait collection from Webster's Pages Mist: Tattered Angels Vanilla Beans Glimmer Mis…

Tissue Paper Flowers

Hello! I want to share with you today, this card that I made while away at the scrapbook weekend I recently went to. I am obsessed with putting flowers on things, and came up with this tissue paper one. I had a lot of fun making it, and in the following pictures, I will explain the process that I went through. The supplies that you will need are: 1 sheet of regular tissue paper {that you use for gift wrapping} a 2 1/4 inch scalloped punch {my punches are EK Success} a 2 inch scalloped punch a paper piercer a brad some sort of misting spray and a craft sheet {mine is a Ranger one}  1. First you want to accordion fold your piece of tissue paper. I made my folds about 2 1/2 inches wide.  2. Then you want to fold over an end of the accordion folded tissue inwards about 2 1/2 inches.  3. I then slid the tissue paper into my punch and punched it. When I was through with the bigger punch, I cut off the end and folded it over again in order to punch out the scallops with the smaller punch.  …

Soiree Card!!

Continuing on with some more product that I fell in love with at CHA, here is a card made with Pink Paislee's collaboration with the House of Three, called Soiree. My heart pitter-pats at the colors in this collection, not to mention some of the extras that were released with it, such as the twine and the wood shapes. On this card I punched a border on the yellow polka dot paper, then a different border on the pink and white flower paper. I then cut the paper embellishments out of yet another piece of the patterned paper. I sprayed the wood teapot with  Honey Dew Glimmer Mist and added on a self made cabochon. {More on those in a  soon coming post.} Hope you enjoyed today's card!
Card Recipe Patterned Paper, Twine and Wood Shape: Pink Paislee {Soriee collection} Border Punches: EK Success {Round Binding} Cabochon: personal stash

It WILL Get Better!!

Hello, all! I am happy to report that I think I am off of my Debbie Downer slump for the time being. I'm so excited to the kids to get home from school so we can go for a walk. I have been looking forward to it since I woke up this morning! I have been a busy little bee, getting posts ready for this week {I have a full week of them, and I see no end in sight! Is that a good thing or a bad thing? You tell me.} I went made my daily trek to Archivers this morning. {Well, almost daily. They have new stuff coming out of their ears just about each day.} One of my new favorite things that I picked up while I was there {which I got to play with at CHA and couldn't wait til they showed up in the stores} is the new Tim Holtz Distress Stains. I know, I have an over abundance of love for all things Tim Holtz, but these really are the bomb-diggity!! For the card below, I used the Weathered Wood Distress Stain on the lace ribbon. Didn't it turn out beautifully? I made this card to link up…

Feelings, yuck!!

Have you ever felt overwhelmed and underwhelmed at the same time? I have had those two feelings all this past week. I have projects coming out of my ears to be posted, but have not had the energy to take the pictures and put them up.
As I sit here typing, the thought comes to me that, maybe, just maybe, I might be suffering from Spring Fever. That has to be it. I sit and look outside and long for a walk, but know that as soon as I step out, the wind will have me scurrying back in. It's just not that warm out yet.
The weathermen are forecasting upper 40's to low 50's for the end of this coming week, but it just seems so far away with the low 30's still hanging around.
Ok, well I am going to get off my little, whoa-is-me, and let you know that I am going to come back with a vengeance this week! {If I say it, it will happen, right?}
So, here is to warmer weather coming, and projects and some announcements this week!!

Enjoy Today

Market Street Stamps has really come out with some of the best background stamps in the industry. The fact that they cover a full A2 card, you can see through them so that you know exactly where you are stamping, and the quality only adds to their appeal. Here is a card I made using the new Vintage Wallpaper and Enjoy Today. I really am in love with all things vintage, but mostly with a clean feel to them. Here I used Dried Marigold, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, and Walnut Stain Distress Inks to blend the background, and then took some Tattered Leather Glimmer Mist and sprayed it and dropped some drips from the bottle onto it. The stamps are stamped with Walnut Stain also. The Tim Holtz die was also blended with the same colors as the background, then I punched two small holes in order to pass the ribbon through, and finished it up with some metal flowers.
Card Recipe Stamps: Market Street Stamps {Vintage Wallpaper, Enjoy Today} Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink {Dried Marigold, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo…


Oh, to be free! At least free to create that is. I am in the process of packing all of my s{crap} for this weekend. I am escaping to a weekend craft retreat, hopefully to get some much needed projects done, but most likely just to eat and jibber-jabber.
I think it is a much needed thing for women to do. Leave the kids, hubby, chores and to-do lists at home and just get away for a few days. Much needed for the soul, sanity and piece of mind of all of us.
I am so very blessed in that my hubby lets me do that {mostly} whenever I want.
This week has been very slow in the blogging department, but hoping to get back in the swing of things next week. I have been working on some crafty {secret} things that I will start to share next week.
But I need to be off to the land of supper and early Spring concerts.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!!