Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Swedish Oval

This is another Cheery Lynn Design die that I used, called the swedish oval. 
I think it really made the card sweet and simple. 
The middle is a bit of vellum, stamped paper, and embossed quote. 
To complete the card a bit of pearls.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Purple Moments

I'm not much of a purple fan, but I love the way this turned out.  The cream, white layers help that the purple does not over power the card.  Cheery Lynn Design French Pastry doily and Oueen Anne's Lace border. help to finish it off

Friday, February 24, 2012

Lady of the Past

I love, love, love vintage!  The Cheery Lynn Design English Tea Doily adds a punch of color while the script decorative paper, lace, pearls, stamp and sentiment help to keep it understated and vintage.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Garden Lantern

This week I am participating in the Cheery Lynn Design Challenge. 
The theme is Frames. 
When I saw the Cathedral Lace Frame I fell in love. 
The vintage green cardstock base and gold parchment paper inserts makes the ivory frame really pop. 
To finish off the frame I added just a bit of gold bling in the corners.
The spring butterflies were created using homemade paper, distress ink in victorian velvet, the exotic butterfly die  and angel wing die from Cheery Lynn. 
A bit of clear glitter on them adds some sparkle. 
To make the handle I die cut two pieces of vintage green cardstock using the Anastasia Border from Cheery Lynn, by attaching the ribbon down the middle it makes it wider.
This lantern is decorated on 3 of the 4 sides. 
I wish I could of got a decent picture of it with a battery tealight inside it
but after many attempts it did not happen. 
The gold parchment really glows making the frame stand out as the star.
All in all I managed to use FOUR Cheery Lynn Design dies and they all seem to work together beautifully!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Do you ever come across some paper and think I have to have this and then it sits in your craft room forever?  Well that is what happened with this paper.  I am in love with anything vintage and when I came across this paper that had clocks, gears, an aged look to it.... I had to have it!  Needless to say I didn't do anything with it until now!  I gathered some black ribbon, used a spellbinder oval die, one of my favorite quotes, a cog punch, vintage button and the Italian Flourish Doily Diecut from Cheery Lynn Designs. Can you believe no bling was needed! 
I will be entering this into the Gingersnap Creations Color Challenge!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Take Five Television Spot

Just wanted to let you all know that Tuesday, February 21st I will be demostrating the Cheery Lynn Design diecuts!  Take five airs from 9-10 on wzzm13.  Wish me luck, this will be my first television experience.

Girly Grunge Doily

today for this card I used some green decorative paper, chocolate cardstock and ivory paper.  The die cut is Cheery Lynn Designs French Pastry  The border die cut is another one of my favorites from Cheery Lynn Designs it is the Anastasia border, a bit of seam binding dyed using distress inks and a beautiful flower finish this card. 

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Guest Designer for Cheery Lynn Designs

Yes you read that right, and I am sooo excited to be given the opportunity to share in the creativity.  The theme was Pink!  Lets see what creations I came up with shall we....
Okay so this is not a card but gosh is it cute!  I'm calling it the Buttefly Dress.  The base was a dress form I found at our local hobby lobby, pink cardstock, seam binding, cranberry adirondack ink, Cheery lynn design italian flourish doily. Now who wants to make this for me???
 Let me introduce you to the 3 Pink Flutterings.  I love playing with the different shades of pink and giving it a bit of attitude at the same time.  The cardstock is a baby pink color, I used some Ranger Black Embossing powder to spunk it up, for the butterflies Cheery Lynn Designs Exotic Butterflies #2, alcohol inks, gloss cardstock, and sheer black ribbon along with of course a few diamonds.
This was the last one I created.  I love the look of the centre step cards.  The Cheery Lynn Designs Swedish Spring Oval was the perfect fit for this type of card!  With the soft baby pink cardstock and the white Cheery Lynn Anastasia borders it completes the look.  Of course I needed to add a bit of bling to it so I used the Ranger silver embossing powder

Friday, February 17, 2012


The sun was shining, my spirit was soaring and this bright colorful card was created! 
What did I use to create this.... well, White Card stock, Daisy Swirl embossing folder, Alcohol inks, glossy card stock and Cheery Lynn Designs exotic butterfly small #2 (I love, love, love this die set), glossy accents to hold those darlings in place.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Neapolitan of Love

This card reminded me of a box of chocolates!  A perfect way to use up your scrap decorative paper.  Hope you all enjoyed your Valentine's Day!  I know I did, my dear hubby bought me distress stains and border punches!  He laughs at me because I prefer craft supplies over chocolate or jewelry!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Bee Mine

These Valentines are sooo cute.  Scrapbook101 made this creation up and all I had to do was glue it together!  The boys are going to love these tomorrow!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Polar Love Bears

Are these not the cutest little polar bears?  When I was doing my Make N Take last Saturday, the owner had a version of these and I just loved them and had to make them up for my boys.  I plan to add their names on the hearts later, but the best part about these they hold a regular size candy bar!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The Flapper

I have been drawn to the flappers lately.  They are in the books that I read, in the pictures that I see, television shows that I watch and now I am seeing them in stamps.  This card was made using chocolate cardstock, a tim holtz tattered floral die and distress ink for the rose, hero arts vintage lace trimming, spellbinders, graphic 45/hampton art stamp, distress ink for the background and inkadinkadoo chalks for shading, and to finish it off a rose colored pearl and gold marker.
I wanted dimension when I made this card so I used a spellbinder and very roughly colored it in with gold.  I wanted the look of it a bit worn, the rose gives a lot of dimension on its own so I just glued that down, attached the background paper to the card after using frayed burlap on it to age it a bit and stamped the image in walnut stain.  The flapper still needed a bit more so I stamped again, colored and cut out attached with a few foam dots. finished it off with the ribbon and pearl.  I love how you get the shadow from the flapper and how the background looks lit up

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Homemade Laundry Soap

Okay, ,my biggest addiction besides paper crafting items is Pinterest!  I came across this recipe for homemade laundry soap and as a family of five we do a lot of laundry.  I was tired of spending 20.00 for a box of laundry soap that only lasts a few weeks.  According to this recipe, this should last me almost a year!  All the ingredients I found at my local grocery store along with the plastic tub.... and the kicker is it was just over 20.00 that is including the price of the tub.  I have the first load in the wash today so I will post tomorrow as to how it turned out!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Envelope Love

Sorry this blog post has to be short and sweet, have a sick child at home today. 
This past weekend I did a make and take for Scrapbook101, the cards will be up until Thursday so you still have time to create these.  For this card, the hearts are colored using colored pencils and gamsol.  It is the perfect way to blend them! 

Friday, February 3, 2012

Love makes the world go around

This is one of the cards that I will have at the Make N Take this Saturday, February 4th @ Scrapbook101!
I love this stamp from Technique Tuesday it coordinates great with the clockworks embossing folder and we all know how in style gears and clocks are right now. 
This Make N Take is a bit different from the other ones we have had in the past.  We looked around and realized that our "extra paper" was getting a bit out of control so we challenged ourselves to take these leftovers and create something new with them!  For this Make N Take there are more then five cards to choose from, but only if you are early!  Since we used up some of the leftover paper we have limited quantities!  Looking forward to seeing you there!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


Hip Hip Hooray!  My computer is finally back.  We are still working out a few issues but at least I am able to get back to blogging!  While I was away I kept myself busy working on a few non card related projects!
I saw something like this on Pinterest and figured it would solve my issue of all my necklaces getting tangled and me forgetting which ones I had!  So to make this, all I did was take a piece of scrap wood, figured out my spacing, said a prayer and grabbed my hubbies drill.  Yes I know a lot of you are not intimidated by power tools but I am not one of them!  LOL  Needless to say I conquered my fear and succeeded in drilling all the holes that I needed.  Next, I painted it black, sealed it with some clear sealant spray and waited.  A couple hours later I was ready to begin screwing in all the hooks.  After I finished with that I decided it just needed something else.  It looked a bit bare and modern which is not my style so off to the craft room I went!  A few seconds later I had found my hero arts vintage lace and runner adhesive.  Let me tell you I lucked out because I was able to just hook the lace through the hooks on the bottom so I only had to use the adhesive for the top section of lace.  I love the way it turned out! 

This is the second project I worked on.  I had this shadowbox just laying around, so I decided it would be perfect to display my bracelets.  I took some thick cork, and attached some scrap fabric and batting to it with staples.  Then  I just nudged the "pillow" into the shadow box.  I did not glue it in because I may want to change the fabric later on down the road.  A few white pins holds the bracelets in place.  I love how my two projects are decorative and yet functional at the same time.  They may not be cards but hopefully I've encouraged you to face your fears and try something out of your comfort zone.