Monday, July 7, 2014

Coos and Giggles

Hi Friends!!

Popping in today to let you know that I am around.  I've been crafting up a storm!  In the next couple of weeks I will be opening my Etsy Shop!  I just haven't had time for blogging everything I am creating.  I cannot lie, I would rather be outside enjoying the sunshine and our back yard pool than blog.  Summer is just a short time for us peeps in Wisconsin!

Today I am sharing a baby card inspired by
 Freshly Made Sketches.  

I used some adorable Papertrey stamps and dies.  I fell in love with the diaper pin dies!  There are just so many clever ways to use them!

Have a wonderful week everyone!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Happy Birthday

Hi Friends!

I'm crunching out some cards for family occasions coming up.
I may not get them all done in time but I'm giving it a shot!

I fell in love with the latest
Retro Sketch designed by my friend Erin Taylor.    
She never ceases to amaze me!

Here is the sketch:

A super fun one right?

And now I can check off one birthday
card off my list!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Quick Grad Card

Hi Friends,

Such a busy time of year for me.  
My son is graduating from eighth grade and I have a couple of nieces graduating from college.  
So I needed to save a little time and used a $1 card set 
from Target's infamous dollar bins.  

I fussy cut out two of the flowers on one card and popped 
them on another.  I heat embossed my sentiment from 
CAS-ual Friday Stamps.  Such a versatile and pretty sentiment don't ya think?  Lastly I swirled some Orange Peel Stickles around the popped up flowers and adhered my panel to Cotton Candy card stock from My Favorite Things.  This is my first time trying out their card stock and I gotta say I love the heavy weight!

I've got a couple other projects going and hope to 
get to those soon!!  
Wish the days were longer!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Gallery Idol!

Hi my crafty friends!

I'm jumping on the Gallery Idol band wagon!
I peeked at some of the entries today, and wow there is some
serious talent out there!!  What a tough time the judges will have narrowing it down to just 20 finalists!

The instructions for the first round were to 
include decorative tape on your project.  Hmmm.... 
I pondered on that a bit while looking at some happy mail from 
Paper Smooches.   Included in my mail was the Flatware Wise Die sitting on my desk waiting for me to start cutting.  That's when an idea for my entry came to me.  Instead of using the knife, fork and spoon as flatware, 
(like most normal people would)!...I decided to use just the fork and turn it around to make a pitchfork.

So I started with a white panel from which I die cut the fork.  
Next, I adhered some sparkly silver patterned Washi Tape to my card base to show through my die cut, and then attached it to my panel.  
I cut up some shimmery gold Washi Tape to use as hay
 and adhered it to the fork tine.  For my sentiment I choose 
Jessie's ABC'S from  Lawn Fawn.   Finally, I popped on a white and a gold sequin to bling up my card just a tad more.  

I ended up with a fun CAS card that makes me smile!

I'm also entering my card into the 
Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge.

Good luck to everyone that entered the Paper Crafts Gallery Idol!