Monday, July 29, 2013

Paper Bag Book

Hello There -

I tried something new!  I made a paper bag book.  I used brown lunch bags, laid them on top of each other in opposite directions and sewed them together down the middle on my sewing machine.  I tied some tulle around the book to hide the stitching.

I used the Lucille line from Basic Grey, which I instantly fell in love with!  I have a soft spot for vintage paper and sewing themed items. 

This line had a couple sheets of cute cut aparts that made it perfect for all the little pockets that the paper bag ends made.  I adhered them down on three sides, which left them open to slide in the little notes.

In the large pockets, made from the openings of the bags, I put in pictures of the kids and a Subway gift card.  This book is going to my mom and I know she will love looking at the pictures and reading all the little notes in the pockets.

On the cover I used some of the chipboard stickers, twine, and made a raised charm embellishment.

When sending this I put it in a padded envelope to make sure it arrives safe and sound to my mom!

Try something new - it is so much fun!


Friday, July 26, 2013

B Line Design Stamped Card

Hi!  Today I made a card with a stamp I have been wanting to use for a while.  It is from a company called B Line Designs.  They make some of my very favorite images to stamp, as they are very vintage-y and old looking. 

Here is the card I worked on today:

I added little black adhesive pearls around the Spellbinder's die and down her back where her dress had buttons.  I used colored pencils to fill her in and added one of my very favorite ribbons from May Arts.  I love the colors and am overall very pleased with this card...I think I will keep it for myself!

If you haven't heard of them before I highly recommend you check out their on-line catalog...if  you are anything like me, you will have a very long wish list before you know it!

Happy Stamping -


Thursday, July 25, 2013

Single Sheet Cards

I wanted to share with you some cards I made from a sheet of patterned cardstock, some Bazzil solid color card stock and some SRM Twine.  Fast, simple, and easy, and ready to have on hand for those occasions that come up unexpectedly.

I just cut the strips off the printed sheet and adhered them to the solid cardstock.  I measured my blank cards and made sure to line up all the fronts the same. That way, if you wanted to give them as a gift they will all look uniform and give a better presentation.

I edge punched the bottom of the solid cardstock with different punches.  I then stamped sentiments on (some crookedly) :(  Another option would have been to use SRM sentiment stickers - they make them for all occasions.  I thought the twine added a little something extra and was glad I had colors to match!

From this one sheet of printed cardstock I was able to make 12 cards! Six for me and six for someone else!

Look for a sheet of paper and do the same - I had so much fun and the supplies I needed out were minimal.  That's what I call fast and easy cards!

Enjoy creating!

Fun With Prima Flowers & Doilies

I just love Prima's flowers!  They are so pretty and come in so many styles and colors.  I find, though, that when purchase them I save them, and save them....I don't want to use them up!

Well, I went wild and used some on a couple of projects!

I found this box at a thrift store and picked it up for fun - one can't have enough boxes to cover, can they?

After covering and adding brown grosgrain ribbon, I added a simple doily and Prima flower and leaves.  I think it is ready to be used to house treasures!

Next, I put a Prima flower on a doily with a leaf.  After it dried I added a pin disc with E6000 to the back and tacked down the flower and leaves a bit more with The Ultimate glue.  Now I have two pins to dress up a sweater or top, or a hat, or a jacket.... (you get the point!)

Thanks for stopping by and sharing my creations with me!






A Sunset South of La Jolla Cove

Hi There!

Wanted to share with you some pictures I took of a sunset - Is there anything more beautiful than a sunset?!

We all went to the beach and had a great time gazing in the tide pools and finding little shells and sea glass.  The weather was perfect and before we knew it we were being blessed with the most beautiful sunset!

I will warn you - I had a hard time choosing photos - so there are quite a few.  Hope you find one you really like!


Monday, July 22, 2013

Graphic 45 French Country Cards

Hello!  I am sharing with you some cards I made from the Graphic 45 French Country paper line.  I just can't seem to get enough of this beautifully, printed paper!

I used two sheets of the same sheet of cut a parts - one for the front of the cards and the other for the insides.  I had so much fun mixing and matching, finding different ways to embellish, deciding upon which of the other papers in the line to use for the backgrounds and put it mildly, I had a creative good time making these cards!  (I may have to go back and make some more!)

I hope you enjoy looking at them half as much as I enjoyed creating them.  Graphic 45 is a wonderful paper line that makes it easy and fun to create cards and so many other beautiful items.  Brace yourself, they have three new lines coming out shortly, and I am hoping to be able to share some creations made with those lines as well.

Thanks for checking in - I appreciate your company!

Have a great week and create something that makes you happy!



(All posts show outside of cards and then inside of them in the next photo.  The layout isn't exactly what I wanted - still getting used to the templates...)