Friday, August 19, 2016

I was inspired by a smoothie!

I love my Inspired By Pinterest board, it just makes my heart happy to look at it.  Sometimes it inspires me to get creative and this time, I was surprised to find the image I liked was linked to a smoothie recipe!

I used the Teresa Collins Nine & Co papers to create this card.

To see what inspired me... and the yummy sounding smoothie recipe... check out my other blog.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Upcycled Thrift Store Purse

Don't faint now.  It is me again.  I know this is not going to be a regular appearance... so I am enjoying it while I can :)

I have had this purse and moss kicking around for a few years knowing full well what I wanted to do with it - was just waiting for a rainy day.  Well that day came :)


I basically just covered the little purse with some Mod Podge and adhered the moss.  Talk about easy!
Don't you love the gorgeous background of a desk that I am working on?!  That has been my crafting table for over 10 years so it has been well used... just keeping it real ;)


I then held it in place with some clothes pegs.

The next day (today actually - real time blogging happening!) I just added bits and pieces where there needed to be fills.

Of course, nothing for me is complete without a bit of paper crafting to top it off, so I whipped up a little tag using my Papertrey Ink stamp and Ink from Simon Says.



Now it graces my new potting bench just outside my door so that I get to look at it often.  You can see it here.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Hello Beautiful...

I saw a gorgeous photo on Pinterest and it inspired me :)

The photo is here.

I used some Open Book papers by Crate Paper  and did some fussy cutting.
I miss my crafting.
It was nice to have a bit of time this morning to play.


The die is from My Favorite Things.



Saturday, August 6, 2016

Monday, May 23, 2016

Tough Decisions....

Today is a sad day for me in the crafting world.  I have made the final decisions to step down from my last 2 design teams.  I guess I am officially retiring from crafting.  Over the last couple of years I have been slowly cutting back on commitments but My Mind's Eye was so dear to my heart that I just couldn't do it.  We had some family trouble a few years ago and through all of that I lost my mojo and love for crafting.  My design teams are what kept me crafting.  Family life is great now, and I do enjoy my crafting again, but the desire is not completely back.  I am so busy with my Jamberry and my grand daughter that I could never find time for crafting.  What used to be a nightly occurrence now squeaking in time for design team commitments was proving difficult.  So I made the final decisions and have stepped away from My Mind's Eye and Scrapbook Adhesives, my last 2 design teams.  I am up on both blogs today.  My Mind's Eye was the hardest decision for me.  I have been on that team for many years and still remember the day one summer when I got the email asking if I would like to be on the team.... a dream come true!

I do hope to get back into regular crafting one day.  Right now though I am enjoying the things I am doing and in fact... my daughter and grand daughter spent the night last night and I think I hear some noises... the little one should be up soon :)

Monday, April 25, 2016

Graffiti inspired card for a masculine challenge

Another challenge is up over at The Challenge and this week is an inspiration>


I can't remember the last time (if ever ;) ) that I didn't use any pattern paper)
I used some cardstock from CTMH and My Mind's Eye
and just played with some Unity Stamps and dies from MFT, PTI and Simon Says.


Saturday, April 23, 2016

Feel Beautiful

I am up on the Scrapbook Adhesives Blog today with a card.
I took a break from kids cards ;)

For this card I used some Heidi Swapp paper, along with a
Unity (I Hope You Feel Beautiful) and a die from Paper Smooches.

I cut a journaling card in half and adhered to the top and bottom of the card.


The shoes were cut out of some MME cardstock.


Hop on over to the Scrapbook Adhesives Blog for more information.


Friday, April 22, 2016

Mother's Day card

I was up on the My Mind's Eye blog yesterday with a card for mom.  Mother's Day is just around the corner so I wanted to be ready :)

I used the Hello Gorgeous collection.
More details on the My Mind's Eye Blog.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Blog Hop time!

Hi everyone, have you been hopping along with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and Stampendous this week?  If not be sure to go back and check out each day as there are prizes to be won!


Today is my day and I was thrilled when
I saw what was sent to me from Stampendous!
If you know me at all you know that I love flowers and hydrangeas are one of my favorites!
I can see so many uses for this stamp and die.
Next on my to do will be some placemats and dishtowels :)

Today though I am sharing a card I created with it.
Now you know that I am not a colorer I am a paper piecer.
I stamped the image on white cardstock and subtly colored it in.
The pattern paper background is from Pebbles.

I mounted the image using some foam squares and then topped it off with a die

For your chance at the prize be sure to head on over to the Scrapbook Adhesives blog!




Monday, April 18, 2016

Celebrate 7

A new challenge is up over at The Challenge and this week is an inspiration challenge.


Once again, I am creating cards for my classroom stash.
I used the retired Saltwater Collection from Elle's Studio.
 I went with the rainbow of colors from the inspiration.


The dies are from Papertrey Ink.
A quick and easy card, but like I have said before -
these go to little grade one students who
don't take the best care of things they put in their backpacks for home :)