Monday, March 23, 2015

Spring Coastal Tree

 Good Morning!  I'm over at the Memory Box Blog with a fun Spring/Easter Card.   Spring Break has begun here and the snow has unfortunately returned.  So we're back to only seeing beautiful green scenes in our projects!  Oh well fun fresh projects equals a happy me!  Today my Spring/Easter card can really be used for anything.  I used the Coastal Tree 99100 and popped it up over the Solid Arch Background 98992 that I have used as the hill.  All of the little flowers are from the Blooming Border 98922 and the bunnies are from the Baby Bunnies set 99105.  All of the patterned papers are Memory Box as well, I have listed them below with links.  I love how the colors all come together to look fresh for Spring. 
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I hope everyone is staying in and staying warm this first week of Spring.   Have a Wonderful Day!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Fairytale Flowers Shimmer

Good Monday Morning!  I'm over on the Memory Box Blog today with a Happy Spring Card.  Spring has finally arrived here in Chicagoland!  WooHoo!  Everyone is so excited.  Only small tell tale piles of snow still hang on, the trees are budding, the air is crisp and fresh and the Sun is shining most of the time.... What more could we ask for?  Maybe some pretty inspiration for you?  I think so!  Today I have the Fairytale Flower Frame 99067 die cut out of white cardstock and colored with Distress Markers, then spritzed with Perfect Pearls.  Can you see the shimmer?  The Itty Bitty Bumble Bees 99028 are flitting about.  Their wings are cut from vellum and glittered with Stickles.  All of this is on a background of Mango Distressed Dot patterned paper.

Memory Box Products Used:
Fairytale Flower Frame - 99067
Itty Bitty Bumble Bees - 99028
Mango Distressed Dot Patterned Paper

I hope this post finds everyone having a WONDERFUL Monday!  Thanks so much for stopping by we greatly appreciate it!

Monday, March 09, 2015

Bloomington Sunshiny Background

Good Morning I'm over on the Memory Box blog today.  And I'm very excited Spring has finally sprung.  Well the Sub Zero temperatures seem to have ended for now..... I know I'm knocking wood really hard.  But in celebration of the warmer temps and sunshine we've been experiencing I have a sunny card for today using the Bloomington Border 99008.  Here I have cut it 3 times out of white cardstock and colored it with Distress Inks while the die was still on the cut piece.  These colors remind me of Spring.  To pollinate the flowers I've added one of the Itty Bitty Bumblebees 99028 with a bit of Stickles on it's wings.  The entire thing was attached to Key Lime Distressed Dot Patterned Paper.

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Hope you've enjoyed this sunshiny card and have a Wonderful Monday.

Saturday, March 07, 2015

Birthday's Birthday's Everywhere & A Special Card Kit

We have tons of Birthday's lately it seems.   Sometimes I can dig into my stash and find just the right card for the occasion but since my girls are getting older my stash seems to have more KIDDY stuff left from when they were younger.  I doubt their friends would appreciate the pretty princess cards during the teen years.
I needed something a little more grown up but not so serious.  I figured I was not the only one in this situation so I put together a Card Class Kit available in the store with some Quick & Easy Cards to put together.
Really all you need is some adhesive and foam tape as well as a couple of markers and glitter and you'll end up with these 5 Cute but not TOO Cute cards, perfect for kids and adults alike.
Each kit includes color pictures and step by step instructions.  I only made 9 of them for now, just so you know.
Hope you like it.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope you have a Great Day!

Friday, March 06, 2015

My Baby Turns 12 & Her Sleepover Invite

It's hard to believe my baby is 12 now!  I can't even put it into words, it seems like yesterday when we went to the hospital in a blizzard to have her?   It happened in the blink of an eye. 
This year she asked for a sleepover with her closest friends.  Here is the invite we gave out.  They turned out really cute and the little girl looks just like Abbi. 

For the party I am surprising her with the theme.  I can't share just yet but I am busy making the decorations and party favors and such in secret.   

Hope everyone is enjoying what seems like it might be the last week of Winter......  Can you see my fingers crossed?  Next week we will be in the 40's all week.  Much different from the single digits we've been in.  Stay warm just a little longer!    Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, March 02, 2015

Coffee On The Go

 Good Morning!  I'm over on the Memory Box Blog today!  Hope everyone is keeping warm.  We are trying here but the negative temperatures make it difficult.   I'm looking forward to next week we might see some melting of the frozen snow.  In the meantime I'll keep drinking tons of coffee to keep warm, really this is not a hardship for me I love coffee, any excuse!   So today I have a fun coffee card that uses a wax resist/watercolor technique. The watercolor is done with Distress Ink Vintage Photo, a clear crayon and the Bubbles Stencil - 88574.   The coffee is the Coffee On the Go Die - 99110 the beans are from the Coffee Bean Collection - 99120 and the word coffee comes from the Parker Lowercase Alphabet - 98363.
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I hope everyone is safe and warm!  Why not snuggle in with a Cup of Joe?  Have a Wonderful Happy Monday!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Birthday Pop Up Box and Gift Card Purse

A dear friend of our Family's turned 15.  We went to dinner at their house to celebrate and I made one of her favorites Ice Cream Sandwich Cake to take.  Along with a cute Pop Up card in her favorite colors.
And this little Purse Gift Card Holder. These were fun and they turned out super cute!  Don't you think?

Both items were from the Silhouette Design Store.

Thanks so much for stopping by to take a look!  Have a Wonderful Week!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Busy as a Bee

Good Morning and Happy Monday!  Today I am over on the Memory Box Blog with another fun Springy card.  Still wishing even though everywhere seems to be colder and getting more snow than ever.   I love the new Open Studio dies and today I'm using Busy As A Bee 30031.  It has the fun honeycomb border die, the Bee and the Bee trail.   The Bee wings are were created using vellum for a more ethereal feel.

 Also used on this card the Bamboo Shoots 98793 for a bit of greenery.  

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Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Hope you stay warm and have a Wonderful Day!


Monday, February 09, 2015

Florina Bees

 Good Morning, today I have a Happy Springy card over on the Memory Box Blog.  Wishful thinking on my part, I know, but I'm hoping the snow will melt soon and green will begin to pop out.  I started with the Florina Corner 99081 out of green and added the Itty Bitty Bumblebees 99028.  For an accent I have added a bit of Stickles to some flowers and also to the bumblebee wings.
Memory Box Products Used:
Florina Heart - 99081
Itty Bitty Bumblebees - 99028
 Violet Distressed Dot Paper

I hope this brightens your Monday just a bit and your all staying warm.  Thank you for stopping by today.

Monday, February 02, 2015

Half A Heart

Happy Monday! I'm over on the Memory Box Blog today.  We enjoyed a day indoors here in Chicagoland yesterday while a little blizzard dumped some snow on us!  The residual affect is that the kids don't have school today.  Good for them they get a long weekend and a yard full of snow drifts and mounds to play in. 

Yesterday was however the perfect day to get some playing with my crafty supplies done.  So I grabbed the Half a Heart 99130 and went to town creating some Fabulous Fold Die Cut cards.  I'm so excited Memory Box came out with a die that is only half a shape for this technique.  I usually stick my nose in my die cut machine and cross my eyes to try to figure out where to stop die cutting.  This is amazingly simple.

First cut your cardstock  5 1/2" x 8 1/2", then score it at 2 1/8" and 4 1/4".  I still like to crease all of the folds lines, especially on white so I can see exactly where the score is.  Next open the card up flat and place it on your cutting mat then set the Half a Heart die to the right of the 2 1/8" score line, make sure your touching the line.  Now just cut.  That's really it.  AMAZING right no lining it up or taping it. 

I decorated the hearts with the Cross Stitched Hearts 99125 cut out of read and black cardstock.  The small hearts got foam taped to the larger ones and then glittered with Stickles.  The smallest hearts decorated the inside of the card.  I did add the XOXO from the Urban Lowercase Alphabet 98874 to the front to complete the card.

Memory Box Products used:

Half a Heart - 99130
Cross Stitched Hearts - 99125
Urban Lowercase Alphabet - 98874
Cranberry Gingham Paper - 77918