January 18, 2018

Single Snowman

I simply love this snowman so much - so cute!
This simple card really makes my heart happy.

January 17, 2018

So Sweet

PageMaps.com Card Maps - Power Poppy
Today I am excited to show you a set of Valentine's Day cards.  I wanted this set of cards to convey love and tradition.  With that in mind, I used a heart frame .svg.  I actually designed it trying to case a card from Power Poppy - yet, when I finished, I realized I used a square of hearts rather than a heart.  Think I will share anyways, as I think these cards are just too pretty not to share.

I love the hearts border - More Heart Doilies (Bird's SVGs)  It is the first time I have used it, and I absolutely love how it turned out!  I definitely play on using it more in the future.  The flowers come from the image Thoughts and Prayers Block (Bugaboo) - I've used this sweet image often, especially wonderful for sympathy cards.  But while I wanted to use these fun flowers, I erased the sentiment for more versatility.

January 16, 2018

It's Valentine's! Come Join Us! Introducing NEW We Are 3 Sweetheart!

I'm so excited to share with you one of the NEW releases from We Are 3 . . . Sweetheart Digital Paper Collection!  Here is a sample . . . Hope you enjoy and are inspired.  You can find the collection at We Are 3.  Come join in on the fun and share what you've made with the Sweetheart Collection on our Facebook Page.

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January 15, 2018

TAG: Just for You

Looking for fun papers for Mother's Day and Easter projects?  Why not try crafting with this sweet collection Just for You from We Are 3.

January 14, 2018

Anchors Away for Dad

I just love the Nautical Love Collection from We Are 3, and I had great fun turning this into a masculine birthday card.  Love isn't just for Valentine's Day, you know.

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January 12, 2018

Lovely Great-Granddaughter Birthday Card

I enjoy making cards of all kinds - a challenge for me, however, is children's cards.  I'm not particularly fond of Pinterest - but one card featuring a simple heart inspired me to make this card.  I think it was the Clean-and-Simple design giving me inspiration.
To create this birthday card, I began by with a card front using paper from We Are 3's Christmas Tree Card Kit.  Using Word, I printed sentiments at the top and bottom of the card front.  I added a "3" to Heart Cow from Kadoodle Bug and layered him on a pink shadow background.  My plan was to stop there - but something was missing.  So I added glitter balloons from Mouse with Heart Balloon from Cuddly Cute Designs. 

January 8, 2018

Power Poppy Power & Spark . . . Grab a Map

Power Poppy has a challenge loaded with inspiration from its designers...and they are giving away a $50 shopping spree of Power Poppy images. 
So that's what I'm hoping to win - keep your fingers crossed for me, okay?  A few prayers wouldn't hurt either!  LOL!  You could win, too - visit Power Poppy to find details.  The "map" I used is shown here.

Christmas from Michigan

There's nothing like photos of your grandchildren to make your day . . . right?
When our daughter sent a photo of her son playing with trains from his Thomas the Train Advent Calendar - well, any photos of my grandsons melt my heart - but when trains are included? Just that much better! Every time I look at this fun little photo, I can't help smiling. Just too cute! (I wish I could share the photo with you.)

Like I said earlier, there's nothing like a photo of your grandchildren to make your day . . . right? If you have children, send Grandma a photo today and spread some joy! Thank you, Ashley, for adding joy to my life with awesome photos of Damien.

January 6, 2018

Layering a Digital Image

It's a good day to be an Outlawz fan.  Today is Saturday and we have a new challenge for you at Paper Ala Mode.  For my sample, I used Happy Mother's Day to Ewe, which can be purchased from Sasayaki Glitter.
There are so many directions you can go when it comes to meeting our theme - Something New.  I used these little lambs to welcome "new" babies.

For this image, I wanted to keep baby colors, so I shaded the ewe in baby blue.  The stamp has the flowers in the background, so I first printed the entire digital stamp on my background chevron paper.  I printed two extra copies of the image, fussy cut and embossed the fluffy parts on one, just fussy cutting the second - with these layers, I was able to add the blue layer behind my image.  I finished the card off with some glittered ears and a sentiment.

January 1, 2018

Nothing is Safe!

Here again I bring you a vinyl "project." Nothing in my house is safe anymore!!!! I have so become my mother with this need to "tag" everything. We don't like our hummingbirds to go hungry, so my hubby always has a bottle of nectar ready to go when he finds the feeder empty. He kept it a recycled pop bottle, and with his lovely handwriting labeled it.  I really got tired of having to look at this bottle - but I do love my hummingbirds.  So a trip to the dollar store solved my problem - and now we have a fun bottle of nectar always ready for our hungry hummingbirds.

December 31, 2017

Cool Cups - Warm Cups

I am so excited to share today's make with you!  We have friends from Toronto that bring us Tim Horton coffee cups whenever they visit.  This visit they brought cups with a sweater pattern for Christmas - they just scream Brrrrrr!  So for Christmas, I made them a Sahuarita version of a seasonal coffee cup to take back to Tim Horton country.

December 30, 2017

Viney Valentine

Hello, Everyone!  I'm here today with a card starring Viney Flourish from Fred She Said.  It's a perfect addition to floral images and versatile for any occasion.  As for my card today, I mixed it with Blue Blossoms to create a Valentine bouquet.
The three layers of a Heart Doily are from Miss Kate Cuttables.

December 28, 2017

Monogram and Anchor - Island Tote

I was on a roll with personalized gifts this year.  This tote was made using Nautical Monogram Frames and is for my sister's birthday.

December 27, 2017

December 26, 2017

Another Vinyl Project - Monogrammed Purses

So, this week there is nothing planned for a change, and I hope to catch up on posting Christmas gifts I made and get back to papercrafting and blogging and resting. Here are my first attempts at monogramming purses.  My tester (black purse) did not come out as I expected - though some of my friends like this style.  Personally, I was not impressed.
I do like my second attempt (burgundy) - pleased with how this monogram fro my sister-in-law came out.

My First Layered and Glittered Design

I did this design several weeks ago, but never got around to posting it here.  I'm still learning - for instance, even after watching several videos and placement, when I eyed it up, I thought it was too low - when completed, very much too high.  Guess those people in the videos knew what they were speaking of.  However, when reviewing sizing charts, seems 3" x 3" was the size I should use.  Wow - do you know how small that is?  Instead, I went with 6".  Glad I didn't listen to them about that!  This is for my neighbor who turned one year old last week.