New Sticky Notes YAY


New Sticky Notes are up in the Papertivity shop now!  I love working with spring colors and patterns especially this time of year it helps brighten up the day.  These will brighten up anyone's day a friend a family member even a coworker.

Hope you're having a GREAT DAY!


Vienna GOOD DOG - scrapbook page


Here she is.  Can you tell I have food in my hand as I'm taking this.  She avoids the camera always so to get a good picture there must be food involved.

Cute Quick layout made with just scraps(mostly Studio Calico) and washi. 

Thank you for stopping by.

C.A.R.S. January 2020 Swap - Mad For Plaid or Stripes


And so it begins a new year full of new cards and projects.  For our first C.A.R.S.(Chicago Area Rubber Stampers) card swap we were challenged with Mad for Plaid or Stripes. 

I chose plaid and some new(to me) blue chalk ink pads I found at the Paper Source late last year.  Since this line of in pads are going away I was happy to get 2 shades of blue that worked really well together.   I stamped my plaid using a retired plaid stamp set from Stampin Up called Perfect Plaids and alternated the 2 shades of blue.  The die is from Spellbinders called Rosemal which I layered white on top of silver mirror card.  Felicitations is an old Just Johanna(Odd Bird Planet) stamp which was done in the darker blue and layered again on silver mirror card.  To finish it off I added a few sequins that were iridescent.  It turned out okay.  I somehow envisioned it crisper in my head but it's never the same as how I see it prior to creating it.

Excited for our meeting it's always fun to see what everyone creates.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look today hope your New Year is off to a good start!

Chicago Area Rubber Stampers(C.A.R.S.) Swap Themes 2020

Yay it's a New Year that means New Swap Themes for the Chicago Area Rubber Stampers or C.A.R.S.  Each year in October the group votes from a huge list of ideas that were compiled from all of the members.  We then create 18 to trade at our monthly meeting

I always get so excited and energized when I get the new list.  My mind starts swimming with ideas for each month.  

Here is the list:

January - Mad for Plaid or Stripes
February - Season (Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall)
March - Punches/Dies
April - Feathers/Flowers/Felt
May - Holiday Cards (Holiday of your choice)
June - Shaped/Interactive Cards
July - Watercolor Card
August - Get Well/ Thinking Of You
September - Anything But a Card
October - Funny/Irreverent/Goofy 
November - A Different Fold
December - Holiday Party 1 Large Handmade Gift for Exchange

So far I have ideas for January, February, March, June, July and November.  That's not too bad half of them are already formulated in my head only of course.  I have however begun to pull supplies for all of those months so I can work on them at my leisure.

Maybe something on this list will spark an idea for you.  

Thank you for stopping by Happy New Year.



Little House Shelf Sitters - Etsy

These adorable little house shelf sitters are up in the Etsy Store Here.
They are all handmade by yours truly.
They look adorable on a tiered tray or shelf mixed with other lovely items.
Pick out your favorite today.  If you would like a word or phrase you don't see here don't hesitate to ask I would be happy to customize something for you.
These would also make adorable little gifts.
Don't forget all of the holidays!
Thank you so for stopping by to take a look.
Hope you're having a Wonderful Day.