Wednesday, January 30, 2013

My Creative Time: 3D Box

Hello and welcome to my post for My Creative Time today! 

This is 3-D box day and I wanted to make her Bubble Gum Treat Box!

This will be stuffed with something good to go in Emmaline's Easter Basket. No, she won't be getting any candy, but I have already bought her finger paint (it's edible!) and crayons. 

Designer's note: if you look closely, you'll see outlines of bunnies on the egg. I inked up a My Creative Time stamp with chalk ink and it gave me this vintage-y outline. I loved it. 

MCT: Bubble Gum Treat Box Die
MCT: Hello Spring™ (easter egg and bunny shadow)
MCT: Turn That Frown Upside Down™ (sentiment)
Crate Paper: Acorn Avenue™

Don't forget about the super fun challenge going on HERE! It's a 1, 2, 3, challenge!  1 bow, 2 pattern papers, and 3 buttons!


Sunday, January 27, 2013

Strawberry Cupcake

Good morning and I hope you are having a great weekend! I went fabric shopping yesterday and am SO excited to start sharing my sewing and embroidery projects with you! :)

Just another card I made with the Gossamer Blue December kit! :)

Here is my cutie trying to "help" with the picture! :)


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Blog Overhaul and more Gossamer Blue

Well good morning! :)

You may have noticed that my husband helped me overhaul my blog last night! :) I am really happy with it.  Could you tell me please if you have any problems viewing the pictures, etc? I want to make sure it's good for everyone! :) I can now make the pictures MUCH bigger! :)

He actually created this logo for me when I first started and I wasn't sure I wanted to use it. But I really love it's clean simplicity. See the "C" in the flowers? He actually made this into a stamp for me and I stamp it on the back of almost every card (if I remember to!) 

I have a new blinkie too! woot woot!

Onto my project...

I wanted the burlap to be wavy... and it kind of is... but it didn't quite make it. ugh. Oh well. 

Recipe: Gossamer Blue December Kit™


Monday, January 21, 2013

Project Life? Scrapbooking? Yep!

Hello and welcome to my first post as a DT member for My Creative Time!!! 

We are supposed to do a Project Life/Photo Freedom or regular layout. This was my first attempt at the Photo Freedom idea and I have to say, I actually had a great time making this layout! I think I found my kind of scrapbooking... or it may be that I have a model that I LOVE to look at! :)

Here is a close-up of the lower case dies!

Bothe the "Precious Baby" and the "You Made My Heart Smile" were stamps! They stamped so beautifully they look printed! 

MCT: Lots of Love™ (heart)
MCT: Lowercase Fun Dies™ (snow fun)
MCT: Vintage Sentiments™ (precious baby)
MCT: Many Greetings™ (you made my heart smile!)
MCT: Stitched Postage Frame Die
Paper: Elle's Studio
Bling: Queen and Company

Now hop on over to My Creative Time and see what inspiration the rest of the design team has made for you! :) 


Sunday, January 20, 2013

Bee Mine with Shop Pumpkin Spice

Hello and welcome to my Shop Pumpkin Spice post for today! :) 

Did you see the challenge that was just posted yesterday? Coffee and Cocoa? I LOVE this challenge! I hope you will play along! With a chance to win $30 to SPS (whose prices are already discounted 30%) - that's a lot of mulah! 

Onto my project. This was one of the Valentine's Day cards that I made for my girlfriends!



Wednesday, January 16, 2013


Hey you all!!! I am SOOOO excited to announce that I have been asked to join My Creative Time and of course I said yes! :) If you are not familiar with My Creative Time, they are a stamp and die company which produces SUCH cute things! Check them out! :)

I am very excited to be joining this fab group of ladies! :) I start right away so you will see projects coming up with her products! As always, I will link to her store in the recipe when I use the stamps so you can just click on it to take you to the stamp set in her store! :)

I also wanted to sneak in a last minute entry into the Snowman challenge going on over at Shop Pumpkin Spice. So I put the two together and here's what you get! :)

Here is a close- up so you can see the glossy accents. It's on his arms too.



Thursday, January 10, 2013

Vintage My Mind's Eye

Today I went to Disneyland and tomorrow I will as well! On Saturday CHA starts and I will be walking the floor and helping out in the Core booth. I am really looking forward to seeing a lot of crafty friends! :) I also have some awesome news coming up that I cannot wait to share with you all! :)

I am participating in a challenge for Paper Smooches which called for a vintage project. I thought using last year's MME papers was a good start! I know it's not "uber vintage", but it is older. :) I added doilies, an old button, a croqueted leaf and distressing. I also stamped with an ink pad that was almost out of ink to give it that effect. Hopefully I pulled it off! :)

Have a great weekend everyone!



Tuesday, January 8, 2013

CHA here we come!

Hey all! I am headed down to CHA with Emmaline! If any of you will be there, I would love to meet you and say hello! Please email me at and we can chat there! :) 



Monday, January 7, 2013

Peachy Keen, Gossamer Blue, and Glitter, OH MY!

Well, I got the sweetest little package in the mail from a bloggy friend (and a real life friend - double bonus! We just met through the blog world) and I knew I wanted to make a special thank you for her from Emmaline. (If you know who you are, I haven't gotten it in the mail yet!)  

She LOVES red, glitter, polka dots, and doilies. I had a doily on here but couldn't make it work - and when the husband agrees with you - you know you have to pull it off. So I ripped the card apart and flung the doily aside, but it's the thought that counts, right? (because the execution was meh.)

The one below was taken at night, but shows more of the sparkle. This little card practically lights up!


I also wanted to participate in a few challenges with this card:
Shop Pumpkin Spice - New Year - she said we could be creative and honestly, the new year means that a: I need thank you notes for Christmas time and
b: I should have sent them out already! 


Sunday, January 6, 2013

Today's Daily SPS Inspiration from Court - Valentine Card

In case you missed it, we had a blog hop yesterday for Shop Pumpkin Spice! They are now doing weekly challenges with prizes, etc! It is going to be awesome! Check it out HERE!

So... this card was inspired by some cards made by Melinda Spinks... but... I like Melinda's better. haha. I'll keep re-trying till I get it! :)

Naturally all of this can be found at Shop Pumpkin Spice! 

I used this sketch from Artful Delight!

Twine, Solid Paper - all from SPS.


Saturday, January 5, 2013

Shop Pumpkin Spice Blog Hop and Challenge!

Hello and welcome to the first blog hop for Shop Pumpkin Spice with the new Design Team! :)

We have a TON of inspiration for you along the hop and if you head back to Shop Pumpkin Spice when you are all done, you can participate in the challenge! You should have gotten here from Marlene's blog. If not, start HERE at the Shop Pumpkin Spice Blog!

New Thing 1: We will have blog inspiration for you nearly every day of the week
New Thing 2: We will have weekly challenges with prizes! :)

Stickles: Fruit Punch
Paper Clip: from an SPS kit back in February

This also fits into the anything goes challenge over at Paper Smooches!

Blog Hop Order:
Cheryl (Shestamps):

Now, head on over to Carissa's blog! When you finish, don't forget to go back to the Shop Pumpkin Spice blog to participate in the challenge!