Monday, February 23, 2015

Taking a Break

     After giving it much thought, I have decided to step away from the blogging world for a while. I am having personal and health issues in my immediate family and I feel I need to concentrate my time and energy on them. I will not be gone too long, I hope. I appreciate those that have been following my blog and I assure you I will be back. I find I am too distracted to create at this time and hope that taking a break will renew my creative juices. Thank you and see you soon.

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Getting my life together

   

      I haven't been working on creating any card projects lately because I have been busy trying to get my life organized! I decided this year that I would invest in a life planner in order to keep my different worlds a little more in sync with each other. So I got an Erin Condren Life Planner, but wanted to personalize it even more than the way it came. I got the MFT Planner Basics stamps and dies to help, but I quickly realized that the Silhouette was the better way to accomplish it. I am in the process of creating stickers for my planner and it is going much better. I know that in the long run I will be glad both personally and professionally that I invested this time, but boy is it taking time!






















       So maybe my Valentine card series will not be too extensive, but I will get around to posting some of the projects I have completed. They are waiting patiently on my desk! Just wanted to update what I have been doing. Hope you guys have a great week!

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

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Friday, January 9, 2015

Valentine Card #1



Happy New Year!! This is my first post for 2015. I took a couple of weeks off to enjoy the holidays with my family and to get some much needed rest. I needed to reboot, but I am ready to get creative and get this crafty year started!

I decided to go ahead and get started on some Valentine cards. I have several dies that I bought last year and never got around to using, so I am diving in before Valentine's Day gets away from me.

I got this die from My Favorite Things and used it on some patterned paper left over from my Shakers + Sprinkles kit from Paper Trey Ink. The sequins are from the same kit, but the solid card stock and twine are from my The Stamps of Life card kit. I am really liking The Stamps of Life card stock and will probably be using it more often, at least for card bases. 

This was a pretty easy card, but a good one to help me get back in the swing of things. Let me know what you think.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

2014 Snowman Soup

 

        I have been busy closing my Etsy shop for the holidays and making gifts for my students. I thought I would check in and share what I have been working on. I made Snowman Soup for all of my students and gave them a snowman mug to make it in.




        I have discovered a wonderful company called The Stamps of Life. They have a stamp & die club and a card kit club which I have joined. The October stamp & die was a snowman and they have an add on Snowman Soup stamp set. My "snowman soup" consisted of 2 packs of hot chocolate, mini marshmallows, a chocolate Santa, and two candy canes. I lucked out to find matching snowman mugs at The Dollar Tree. It all turned out super cute, and I know my students will love them!
Merry Christmas!




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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Christmas day 3



Hi Everyone!
    I have a card to share this week that was super easy to make! I used a Mama Elephant stamp and distress inks to create this card. I just white embossed the sentiment and doves, then I used Barn Door, Evergreen Bough, and Broken China to color the background. To finish it off I sprayed Frost Shimmer spray for Tsukineko. That is where the shimmer and shine is coming from! I added some Pretty Pink Posh sequins and that finished the card. Hope you like it!

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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

    I just wanted to take time out to wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you enjoy your time with family and friends, or however you choose to spend it. I am so thankful for the many blessings God has given me and I pray for happiness and blessings to you all! Enjoy and be safe!

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Christmas day 2





     Hello again! I have another Christmas card that I made using Lawn Fawn products. This is another mini set. I just love their mini sets because they have just the right amount of images for one project. I used another Lawn Fawn 6x6 paper pad and white embossed on the patterned paper. I used  Lawn fawn twine and sequins to add finishing touches. Can you tell I love Lawn Fawn products? They are just so cute and whimsical! Again I colored the images using my Spectrum Noir markers. Let me know what you think. I love hearing from you.

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Christmas Day 1

   

     I am a little behind everyone on making Christmas cards.Well, I am starting my Christmas series anyway. This is a busy time for me because I am trying to keep up with my Etsy shop as well as my classroom. I don't know how many days I will get in, but I'm gonna start and see how far I can go.
     For this card I used a mini set from Lawn Fawn and a 6x6 Lawn Fawn paper pad. It is simple but super cute! I sat down and colored a bunch of images last weekend using my Spectrum Noir markers, and these are some of them. I added Pretty Pink Posh sequins and some Christmas colored hemp cord to finish it off. I hope you all like it. Let me know what you think!

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