Sunday, May 26, 2013

it's a BOY!

I couldn't be happier for my daughter and her husband - our first little grandson is due in September!
I'm making a banner of "onesies" - I made a darling little girl banner last month for a co-worker's shower . . .


stamps:  papertrey ink, stampin up'
papers:  stampin' up
dies:  papertrey ink, sizzix

Saturday, May 25, 2013

hi there!

Here is the little flower scene I created for Papertrey Ink's blog hop challenge this month, in my favorite colors - just DON'T ask how long it took me to make it  ;)

stamps:  papertrey ink, stampin' up
papers:  stampin' up
dies:  papertrey ink
embossing folder:  sizzix
embellishments:  butttons - papertrey ink; raffia - my stash

Sunday, May 12, 2013


"woodgrain" doesn't need be limited to browns - I wanted the suggestion of a weathered red barn for this project, because I loved the idea of an old galvanized watering can . . .

JAI Badge 2011

stamps:  papertrey ink, stampin' up
papers:  stampin' up
die:  spellbinders
embossing folder:  sizzix
embellishments:  button - stampin' up; twine - divine twine

Sunday, May 5, 2013

festive birthday

Couldn't wait to get my hands on this festive set from Papertrey Ink - here's a little "mini" card I made for my stash @ work . . .

stamps:  papertrey ink, stampin' up
papers:  stampin' up
dies:  papertrey ink, stampin' up
embossing folder:  stampin' up

blown ink

Does anyone else remember blowing black paint around with a straw to make a "spooky" tree for Halloween in elementary school???  That's what this technique reminded me of . . .

Make it Monday

stamps:  papertrey ink
papers:  stampin' up
embellishments:  art minds sequins