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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 :)

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Halloween Fun & a Quick Card

 This past Friday was our neighborhood ladies' Halloween Bunco night.  We are encouraged to dress up....and well, who doesn't like to dress up???  I decided on the sugar skull make up and kept the outfit simple.  Not bad for quick pull together.  
And now, for this card...another quick pull together!  the front is a left over sticker that I have had in my stash.  I added some rhinestones and glitter pen accents to it.  I used the other sticker to make the latch for the card.  Simple, but pretty.
Hope you have a great week!  

Friday, October 9, 2015

Steampunk Card

Even though this card seems to have a lot going on, it went together pretty quick.  I made it for a Steampunk swap, so the image (from Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante line) was the inspiration.  I cut several gears - using my Spellbinders gear dies - out of black, bronze, and champagne glitter paper scraps.  I used Distress Inks, antique linen and tea stain, on the card base and edged it with tuxedo black.  I did lay this all out before I adhered anything to get the placement just right.  I added a few flowers from my stash as well as a couple of metal buttons.  Topped it with a tulle bow, done!  Love the look and I used things I had, win-win!  Thanks for looking. 


Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Trying Something New

So, this is for a technique swap,  Magical Masking Tape technique.  I am not sure how "magical" it is...and I really don't know that I will do it again.  The first attempt ended up in the trash....no way I was sending it to anyone.  The second one, wish I had a picture, was not much better, but...it went out.  Unfortunately, or maybe fortunately, my partner has not received so I gave it one more try.  This time, unlike the directions I did not use a shiny card stock.  I like this much better.  It has a softer look.  I kept it simple...mainly because I do not have a lot of fall type stamps or embellishments.  I even hand lettered the sentiment.  I think it goes with the rustic look.  What do you think?  Marie

Monday, October 5, 2015

Best Witches Halloween Cards

Just a quick share...I made these cards for a swap.  I love when I can use things I have to create something cute.  The witch stikers were an after Halloween purchase several years ago and they were perfect for this swap.  The theme was a color combo for Halloween, you had to use purple, orange, and green.  The chevron paper was in my scrap basket and had all the colors.  I printed the sentiment on the computer.  I inked all edges.  Love 'em...cute and simple!  Marie

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Something Wicked Pocket letter

Pocket letters, have you tried them yet?  They are becoming one of my favorite swaps.  I really enjoy finding things to fill each little pocket.  Sometimes I use things from my own stash, sometimes I make an element, and, then, sometimes I shop.  This one the theme was "Something Wicked This Way Comes".  I have a huge stash of Halloween so it was rather easy to fill.  You can find more info on Pocket Letters HERE and HERE

Have you participated in a pocket letter swap?  If so, do you save your letter as is or use the items?