May 30, 2013

Baby E

Here's a project that has been setting on my desk for eons (like most!)...for my newest cousin.  Absolute fun project to make!!!! (Baby's face blurred to protect the innocent.)

May 24, 2013

Operation Write Home - Memorial Day Blog Hop

I am pleased to be participating in the Memorial Day Weekend Blog Hop sponsored by Operation Write Home. This hop features Thank You cards based on one of their sketches. You will love the hop! I'm sure you will see everything from classic to elegant.

I used Sketch #138. Here is a picture of the sketch - and my Thank You Card.

This was made using plain colored cardstock in coordinating colors, embellished with Posy Patch glittered flowers from Heartfelt Creations with Neon Mini Dew Drop centers from The Robin's Nest.

May 22, 2013

White on White - Blog Hop

This month Lorby's World of Hops has challenged these talented crafters by asking them to create something that is white on white with a touch of color. I know you will be as pleasantly surprised to see what they have come up with. There is so much talent here that I know they have risen to the occasion and have some wonderful projects to share.

So please begin at Lorby's World ( since she is our hostess and has a give away going on with this hop. She has all the details on her blog.

Now let's begin this hop. I have three projects to share.  I complain all the time that I craft for everyone else, but never seem to find time to do for me!  These projects have been on the "list" since this little guy was born in early December. that I think about it, I'm impressed it's been less than six months - and way before he turned 18!  Anyways, I wanted to make frames for his grandparents, great-grandma, aunt, and, of course, his parents.

Finally found time - and white-on-white was the next blog hop on my schedule - so decided to kill two birds with one stone....and here are my white-on-white projects.  I actually made one for Scraps to Treasures monochromatic hop - then a second white-on-white for this hop.  I planned to make the other two in traditional baby colors....but just did not like the first one - so went back to white-on-white for the last two.  

All have some degree of glitter and embossing.  The last uses Mulberry paper rather than just plain white cardstock.

Thank you for stopping by today and now your next blog to visit is 
Miriam.  Here is the entire line up in case you've gotten lost. Oh, and Anita was accidentally left off the original list - so be sure to hit her at the end!  Thanks!

Jearise -

May 20, 2013

Forgive me....

Hi Everyone,

I hope all of you are having a fantastic beginning to your week. Here are just a few cards that we just might need from time to time.

May 17, 2013

Scraps to Treasures - Monochromatic

Welcome to the Scraps To Treasure Team's Monochromatic Blog Hop. Our goal at STT is to use up all our scraps and leftover embellishments to create wonderful layouts, cards and other projects. This month we are doing that using different shades of only one color.

Up for grabs is this RAK from our hostess, Paula at that will be going out to one lucky hopper that is a follower of all the blogs in the hop and has left a comment for each entry.
Included in the RAK are:

10 My Mind's Eye Laundry Line Diecuts
2 Basic Grey Bling It On Rubons and Rhinestones
2 Glitz Frosting Bling
1 Martha Stewart Glitter Alphas
1 EK Success Inspirables Embellishments
1 Special Moments Embellishments
1 Treasured Memories Metal Tags 

I'm so glad to meet three goals with this project: 1) monochromatic blog hop, 2) finally finding a use for my cream mulberry paper left over from a project I did about seven years ago, and 3) FINALLY finishing one of the baby gifts I've been wanting to make since - what I think the kid is almost 18? Okay - he's still a baby, but I'm embarrassed to not have gotten this gift to his family in the first month.

But I'm excited to share! I think for a project made from scraps turned out just great!

Enjoy the rest of the blog hop and more great monochromatic creations. Your next stop is Robin.  Here is the entire line up in case you get lost.

Paula - 

Melanie - 
Lissa Marie -
Robin C. -
Lucy -
Lynda -
Liz -
Camille - (You are here)
Robin L. - (Next Stop)

Happy Hopping!

May 15, 2013

Flaming Chili Peppers! at The Robin's Nest

Hi Everyone,

As you drive along roads in Arizona, within nearly every mile, you can pull to the side of the road and buy a beautiful string of hot red chili peppers. Chili Flame Cardstocks are a perfect way to celebrate this Southwest tradition. This month, The Robin's Nest is bringing you amazing projects that showcase the Hot Flame Line. Take a break from your busy schedule and enjoy all the creativity.

Today's project uses Chili Flame Cardstock, Chili Flame Border, and Rumple Ribbon from Lovebug Creations.

Supplies Used

The finished card is 5-1/2" x 5-1/2".  The card front is Ochre Classic Glitter Cardstock, matted with the solid side of Chili Flame Border.  

I fussy cut the flame border and angled flames from each corner toward the center of the card.

A 3-1/4" square was cut from Chili Flame Cardstock - matted with Ochre Classic Glitter and the solid side of Chili Flame Border.  This was popped up in the center of the card.  
I cut several small "chili pepper" shapes and covered them with different shades of glitter.  These are arranged on a Spellbinders die cut out of Ochre Classic Glitter.  The chili peppers were embellished with Sunflower Rumple Ribbon.  The ribbon is tied in a bow, with the ends sliced to resemble straw.  

A few Winter Retreat Dew Drops finish off the card.  How ironic that "Winter Retreat" Dew Drops would make this card so hot!

May 9, 2013

Happy Mother's Day

Still into Quick & Easy until my schedule frees up - so here's a quick & Easy Mother's Day card using a Graphic 45 image.

May 1, 2013

Our Love is a Flame - The Robin's Nest

Hi Everyone,

This month, we are pleased to be featuring the Flame Collection - another incredible cardstock collection by The Robin's Nest.  We are also partnering with Lovebug Creations and their beautiful Rumple Ribbon.  The Robin's Nest Blog will be featuring these products in all kinds of projects all month - enjoy!

The card I designed this month went through quite the metamorphosis.  With my hubby being a Harley rider, the first image that came to mind when seeing the Mango Flame Collection was motorcycles.  Then there's adding the Rumple Ribbon. idea - a card with the Biker Babe in mind.  Well - my card did NOT turn out as I envisioned.  But I fell in love with my Rumple Ribbon flower - so my card quickly turned into an anniversary card for that Harley guy of mine.

For this card, I cut a card front using an envelope svg file resized to 5-1/2" x 4-1/4".  I used Spellbinders' Label Four Nestabilities Dies for the black and white nested labels.

I wanted a vintage feel, so I made a flower out of Sunset Rumple Ribbon.

To make the flower, first I made slits in the ribbon about 1/2" apart.  I cut a 1-1/2" circle and ran it through the Xyron.  

Then wrap the ribbon around the circle - begin on the outside edge and continue a circle until you reach the middle.  For a more vintage look, I inked the ribbon with black ink - and finished the flower with some Neon Mini Dew Drops in the center.  

I added Leaf Green Rumple Ribbon for flower leaves.  Here is a close up of the finished flower.

Neon Orange Mini Dew Drops and Black Tear Dew Drops made a fun flourish below the flower.  To make a flourish, use Glossy Accents to make a thin flourish design - adding Dew Drops.  Not good at making flourishes?  Use a stamp first!

The Mango Flame Border added to the inside message to my hubby.  

Winner - Deezy Does It Pimped Out Showcase

Hi Everyone,

I am pleased to announce the winner of my blog candy for the Pimped Out Showcase from last week.

Karen Petitt is the winner of a "Sew Easy" Stamp Set of nine elegant vintage stamps perfect for projects for the sewing enthusiast!  Karen, e-mail me at with your mailing address by May 8 to receive your gift.  And thanks for the very nice comments!  

Deezy Does it also picked a random winner for a file from Kaboodle Bug Designs - and that winner was An'Jenic G.  Please send an e-mail to and claim your prize, An'Jenic G. 

It's been a while since I've posted anything new....working full time has really cramped my sharing....but not my crafting as much.  Still finding time to make a card or two every day.  Here are a couple simple spring cards.