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I am a SAHM mother of three...only one left home though. Paper crafting is my passion...I love creating things and saving memories. I also enjoy reading, baking, spending time with my friends and family, and walking my two furry children. My goal on my blog is to share something a little crafty, something yummy, and something fun every week. Thank you for visiting & comments are appreciated :)

Thursday, March 31, 2011

My "Thrown Together" Card

DH has a friend retiring at work and needed a card...of course he tells me the night before, so... I have no sentiment stamps for retirement verses & no time to go to the store. I found the verse online, printed on card stock, cut out with Spellbinders Nestabilities and inked to give a frame effect. The patterned paper is from an old stash of Heidi Grace & the card stock is from my scrap basket. The flowers are stickers that I just had...probably bought for some other project that never came to be. The rhinestones are one large flourish pack cut into pieces. the ribbon came from my scrap basket. For a 'thrown together' card I think it came out pretty.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Spring is in the air!

That was the theme for the swap I was working on. I found these cute dimensional felt stickers at Jo Ann's and I knew I had to use them...My original idea was a scalloped egg with spirelli and then the stickers in the middle. As you can see I went with the scalloped circle...after cutting both with my Cricut, the circle scallops are deeper and therefore easier to wrap. Since I was making 12 I thought I would go with the easier:) The papers are from a stack pack I picked up at Tuesday Morning...I am not a pastel girl, so these were perfect for me...springy but not pastel. I think they turned out pretty cute.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

A Holiday Behind!

I know it is St. Patrick's Day and I should be crafting in green, but I just finished scrapping my Valentine's Day pictures! I used elements from a swap. The papers are Echo Park: Be Mine Collection.

I really like how the banner came out in the layout below...I used Storybook to cut the hearts & letters to make the "Sweet" banner. Everything else came from the swap...I still have a lot left to create more pages.

Friday, March 11, 2011

1 hour + 3 stamped images =


So, I had one hour to create...I just received a stamped image swap so I decided to pick the first 3 images & see what I could come up with...
I loved the peacock...it was stamped in blues & greens. I added stickles in purple, blue, green and silver, some rhinestones and Smooch inks. Glittery!
The turtle was cute & I decided to keep it simple...color, ink edges and layer.
Finally, the rose. This was my stamped image & I have never made anything with it, even though I love it. I colored the rose with Smooch in a sunflower and pumpkin. the paper is from a DCWV stack pack, Indian Summer...perfect colors
All in all, not bad for one hour....now to do my errands:)

Chill Out!

I got two new Cricut cartridges and I just had to use one for my last swap...I decided on Simply Charmed. The penguins were just too cute....don't you think?

I just love them....I flocked the black party and did a little inking for dimension. Too cute...can't wait to use them on a layout.

I am off to my craft room for a little bite...will post if I get to do anything more creative than straightening up:)