Monday, April 21, 2014

Sweet Child of Mine

Hello friends!  Today I've got a card to share with you that I made for a couple of Verve challenges - the "Little Things" dare and the Chevron Chic Inspirations challenge.

I made this little card for Amelia and I'll tuck it in to her baby book.  Life has been such a joy with her in it and we had so much fun celebrating her first Easter yesterday.  She was a great egg huntress and she was so good in church - even sang along a bit!  ;)
For this card, I used a couple of patterned papers and some die cuts from a new collection and then stamped the sentiment and adorable little bunny from Practically Perfect.  I pieced the bunny and colored her little ears and feet with a Copic Marker and added some Stickles to her little pearls.

Thanks so much for visiting today and have a great day!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Sail out to Sea

Hello friends!  Today I've got my very first post as a DT member over at The Twinery blog - I hope you can head over there to check out all of the inspiration!  The new DT have so many great uses for twine and I'm sure you'll get a new idea or two!

I've been having a lot of fun lately with hand stitching (I bought a little machine with my Christmas money but I'm still intimidated by it!)  I got these great little wooden buttons from Studio Calico a month or two ago and decided to thread one up!  I used Caribbean solid twine and a big embroidery needle to thread up this cute little anchor.
For the card, I used several coordinating patterned papers and a journaling card from Studio Calico to build the card.  I embossed the rope frame image and stamped a sentiment from Safe Harbor Sentiments from Waltzingmouse Stamps.

Thanks so much for visiting today and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Friday, April 11, 2014

He is Risen!

Hello friends!  I'm up today on the Waltzingmouse Inspiration Blog.  Head over there to get the deets on this elegant card!  

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Happy Easter

Welcome to the Easter Inspiration Blog Hop by The Inspiration Crew.  This hop is just for fun. We’re posting projects we made using products we like and hope they will give you some inspiration for your own Easter craft projects. 
I was die cutting eggs to stamp for another project and thought they looked so pretty just cut out of gorgeous paper so I thought up the idea for this card.  I just got two new collections from Webster's Pages and cut these eggs from papers from the "Our Travels" collection.  It's hard to tell from this photo but the orange egg is a gorgeous bokeh paper - orange, yellow, and red - looks like lights in the distance.  Yummy!  I stamped that egg with the Happy Easter sentiment and then stamped a longer sentiment on the bottom and finished up with some cantaloupe twine  He is risen, indeed!

You will find links to all the other participating bloggers below. Hopefully you can find time to look at their blogs and leave comments on any that inspire you. Happy Easter Crafting!!




Tuesday, April 1, 2014

How They Shine for You

Hello friends!  Today I have a fun card I made using a star stencil and lots of star chipboard "confetti."  I just love how it came out and am going to post it to both the Moxie Fab World Styling with Stencils challenge as well as the CARDS Magazine Cards with Stars challenge - I multi-task a lot these days…  :)

I started off with an UmWow Studio star stencil and spritzed a piece of kraft card stock with gray spray.  I mounted the sprayed panel on a piece of gray card stock, added the alphas to spell love and added the stars and sequins around a fun piece of flair (and how I love that song - makes me think of my wonderful baby and how I'd do anything for her!  I'm pretty sure the stars shine just for her…)  :)

Well, that's enough sap for one evening.  Back again soon, I hope! 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

You and Me

Hello friends - long time, no see!  I'm desperately trying to get back in the habit of blogging and it just hasn't happened yet!  I've been making cards behind the scenes - some DT projects I can show you in a bit and some that will be published later this year so I can't show those for a while.  

Anyway, I was able to play along with the Papertrey blog hop this month after a long absence and I'm so glad I could do it!  This month's theme was "high gloss" and I decided to stamp some flowers from the Beautiful Blooms set.  
I've been spending a lot of time cleaning up/out my craft room lately and came upon this set I haven't inked up in quite a while.  I stamped the large flowers and heat embossed them on some fun red and yellow papers, cut them out and added them atop a card I made using my new Mon Ami kit from Basic Grey.  I just adore this kit and feel I will be using it often!  I finished the card with some glossy (?) sequins and a mirrored, vintage button.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Joy

Hello friends!  I am so excited to announce today that I have been selected to be on the design team for The Twinery!  Pinch me!  I have loved their beautiful twine for years and was just tickled when I was chosen for this year's team!  I can't wait to show you all sorts of crafty goodness with all of that twine!  :)

I'm on a never-ending quest to clean up my craft room (I honestly think I won't be finished until I can get some storage shelves for my closet and finally unpack the boxes from when we moved) and this card is one of the results.  I was cleaning off my desk and found these two panels of coordinating paper and thought they'd look pretty layered on a card.  I drew the "joy" sentiment in pencil and then stitched it on one of the panels using yummy mandarin twine and finished the card with some coordinating brads and a big bow.

Here is the rest of the 2014 team - I hope you can visit them and send some love their way, too!

Denise Hahn
http://www.inmyblueroom.blogspot.com/
Jen Cuthbertson - that's me!
http://www.jencuthbertson.blogspot.com/
Christine Meyer
http://scrappingwithchristine.blogspot.com/
Rebecca Grecco
http://hugsarefun.com/
DoBea Alberts
http://dobeaalberts.blogspot.com/
Rebecca VanDeMark
http://rebeccavandemark.wordpress.com/
Andrew Roberts
http://downundercrafter.blogspot.com.au/
Melyssa Connolly
http://www.fantastink.blogspot.com/
Suzanna Lee
http://www.lifestrivialities.typepad.com/
Tobi Crawford
http://tobicrawford.blogspot.ca/
Jeanne Jachna
http://akeptlife.blogspot.com/search/label/Poppystamps
Stacey Schafer
http://stampinwithstacey.blogspot.com/
Anita Mulcahey
http://happypapercrafthappenings.blogspot.com/
Melania Deasy
http://melaniadeasy.blogspot.com/
Katarina Damm-Blomberg
http://krumeluran.wordpress.com/
Monika Wright - Sr Designer
http://iloveitallwithmonikawright.com/
Jamie Cripps - Sr Designer
http://jamielanedesigns.blogspot.com/
Ashley Bores - Sr Designer
http://heartmadelife.com/
Amy Crockett
http://www.scrappingmommy.com/
Tifany DeGough
http://inkblotsbytrd.blogspot.com/
Jaclyn Miller
http://designsbyjax.blogspot.com/


Thanks so much for visiting today and I'll see you back again soon!

 
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