Sunday, November 10, 2013

Love you Mimi - Tsunami Rose Printables and more

     Tsunami Rose Designs is having an "Anything Goes" challenge on her blog. Her printables are great for any project. I especially love the extras that she includes in them. In this project I used a few of the tickets and a sentiment from the New Beginnings Journal Kit. I also used a fabric covered button from the Pinque Peacock facebook shop.

    This project was made in commemoration of my mother-in-law who was the happiest, most positive, most loving person I have ever met. She lived with breast cancer for many years and just passed away in August of 2012. She is very missed and it took me a long time to get up the courage to make a project like this.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

All That Stickles Challenge "Anything Goes"

Stickled top
Closed card
I have had a four drawer card around for awhile that wasn't quite finished. I was disappointed in how much glue was showing on it and I knew it needed something more. When I saw the "Anything Goes Challenge" I knew exactly what I needed to do. I covered up the glue spots with Stickles and added some in other places to "dress it up". So, head on over to and play along! I used Waterfall Stickles to cover the glue I used to put on the pearl trim, Turquoise Stickles to accent the flowers and Vintage Photo Distress Stickles to add some bling to the brown part (and cover some glue there as well).

Outside of card

Inside of card

Friday, June 7, 2013

Calendar Girls - June 2013

Welcome to our June Calendar Girls' Blog Hop. It’s absolutely amazing when you do a Google search the interesting facts you may find. Such a find is special and unique occasions throughout the year!!! These unique holidays are our inspiration. As Neil Sedaka sang in his song "Calendar Girls" - "June, they’ll let me take you to the Junior Prom”. Ahhh, yes, remember those prom days, let alone the prom pictures?? I remember my Senior Prom – went with one guy and came home with another!!! I
wasn’t a very nice person and some say still not!

The hop starts with the beautiful and very talented  Lisa at  The entire line-up is available just in case you get bogged down with all the holidaze and craziness as you won't want to miss a single calendar event!!!!

The line-up for June includes:

Vicky ~
Janet ~
Kimberly ~
Laura -
Lynne ~
Miriam ~

Holidays, Special and Wacky Days for June are:

Aquarium Month- Lisa

1 Flip a Coin Day ~
4 Hug Your Cat Day - Vicky
5 World Environment Day ~
6 National Yo-Yo Day ~ Sandy
7 National Chocolate Ice Cream Day ~ Janet
8 Best Friends Day---Anita, Lisa, Kimberly
9 Donald Duck Day- Lisa
10 Iced Tea Day - Laura
12 Red Rose Day ~ Janet
13 Sewing Machine Day ~ Lynne
14 Flag Day ~ Christine
15 Smile Power Day ~ Sandy
16 Father's Day - Miriam, Kimberly
18 Fishing Day ~ Lynne, Christine
21 First Day of Summer- Laura
23 National Pink Day ~ Sandy
23 Take Your Dog to Work Day ~
26 Beautician's Day ~ Anita
27 Sunglasses Day - Miriam
28 Camera Day ~ Jearise Havenga, Lynne Kirsch

We are offering some fabulous blog candy to 3 lucky winners:

Miriam's Crafting Supplies is offering ten (10) sets of pearls to one lucky winner by becoming a fan on her new blog, Miriams's Crafting Blog, and then commenting below you did that.

The Stamping Chef,, is our wonderful sponsor for today's blog hop and has designed at least ?? of the images that have been used in today's hop. She is offering 3 of her wonderful designs, winner's choice to one lucky blog hopper that responds on each of the Calendar Girls along with her facebook page,, commenting that you hopped with the Calendar Girls.

Lynne will be going through her stash and sending one lucky winner a surprise package to someone that remarks and gives bloggie love on each of the participants on your worst prom memory.

The days I chose to do projects for are Father's Day and Sunglasses Day!

My husband is a musician, so I decided to use a music theme in making a father's day card for him. I found one font with various instruments and one that is piano keys (which I didn't end up using). If you'd like to hear his music, check him out on YouTube.

I found a sunglasses svg on the BeaOriginal blog and created a shaped card using MTC. I created a glint with a 5mm crystal AB rhinestone. The sentiment I typed up using Comic Sans and Wingdings fonts.

You have come to the end of the calendar, we are so glad you could join us. Thanks for stopping by and mark your calendar again next month to see what Holidays to Celebrate on July 13, 2013, for the next Calendar Girls Blog Hop!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

White on White Blog Hop

This month Lorby's World of Hops has challenged this 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.

Our guest hostess is Tee and she is offering a give away from The Cutting Cafe who is our sponsor this month.

Please visit The Cutting Cafe to see all their beautiful printable and cutting files.

Now let's begin this hop. Here is my project to share.

I made a 12 by 12 layout as well as a hair clip. Recently I started to make a pile of materials and go for it when I make a project rather than planning ahead exactly what I want to do. I pulled out a bunch of white pretties and this is what happened. I can't wait to take pictures of my daughter to add to it. She recently got a box of clothes from her cousins that had a white tank top and a white skirt. She'll wear those as well as the hair clip I made with the bows that didn't work anywhere on the layout. I hope that my rhinestone sticker works for a touch of color. There are green leaves, but they are hard to see. The stick pin, beads, tulle, burlap square and smaller sunflower pearls are all from Miriam's Crafting Supplies. I added Frosted Lace Stickles to the cut and on the flowers for some added sparkle.

Thank you for stopping by today and now your next blog to visit is Janet's blog.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Butterfly hop - hosted by Lorby's World

Thank you for fluttering by today and seeing all the butterflies we have in this hop. These crafters have performed butterfly magic again with their creations and I hope you enjoy looking at the beauty of these creations.

Jearise from is our hostess today and she has a butterfly filled gift for one lucky visitor today so please make sure you begin at her blog to find out how to enter the drawing.

Butterflies inspire and delight us, they make us stop in our tracks and gaze in wonder. This hop is dedicated to them and to the joy they bring. I decided to make an album. I think it is more and I haven't decked out the inside... yet. It is a 6 by 6 album reminiscent of a Smash album, since it's larger than a mini, made from 1/4 of a 12" frozen pizza box. I covered it with some wallpaper from a sample book and then cut 12 by 12 double sided sheets from the K&Company Roam paper pad for the inside pages. The front is decked out with two handmade fabric flowers (with button centers), a handmade stick pin, a butterfly cut from an svg I found at Bird's Cards (but I used some yarn and a bead instead of the provided body cut), and a piece of ribbon. To cover some of the glue that wasn't hidden by the pages I made a bookmark. I took some ribbon with small eyelets along the center and threaded twine through it. On the end, I looped the twine and threaded a butterfly charm onto it before gluing it onto the back of the lace. I also glued a line of twine below the lace since I didn't glue the lace quite far enough down.

Thank you so much for joining us today and please flutter on to the talented Ashley.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Double Dog Dare Challenge March 2013 - Spring!

It's March and Spring is in the Air when a young man's fancy turns to fishing and a young girl's fancy turns to a new wardrobe!!! Ok, maybe not but there are so many things out that there to symbolize Spring Has Sprung ....

We have a talented group of crafters participating today to show their interpretation of SPRING . . . .
  1. Lynne ~
  2. Anita ~
  3. Miriam ~
  4. Janet ~
  5. Vicky ~
  6. Edwina ~
We have a fabulous sponsor:

Miriam's Crafting Supplies, She has super pearls, bling, and great additions for your crafting projects. She will be giving away 10 set of pearls, rhinestones and/or dew drops of your choice to someone who leaves some bloggie love for all the ladies along the way!

When I think of spring, I think of flowers, so for my project I made a garden. It's nice to have a bit of spring while it continues to snow...

 The background is made on a 8 by 10 canvas with a decorative napkin and tissue paper for the sky. The clouds are made from bunched up ivory tulle (available at Miriam's Crafting Supplies).

 The base is a cigar box which I took the top off of and then covered the sides in paper, filled the inside with floral foam and covered the top in fabric. I then cut out two sections of picket fence found on Bird's Cards. I wrapped twine around the them for vines and added some bronze tone leaf charms (available at Miriam's Crafting Supplies [MCS]) and silver leaf charms as well as a few yellow mulberry paper flowers I ordered from my friend Adele Garcia.

 Along the inside of the fence are flowers made with various methods on stick pins and ground cover flowers that are buttons and sunflower pearls (both available at MCS). The light purple flower with the butterfly charm (available at MCS) on the top left is made from ivory tulle and stamped with Colorbox ink. There are also flowers made with ric rac, lace and burlap (all available at MCS). 
Some are made directly on the pins, others were made separately and attached to the pins afterward. The stick pins are also available at MCS.

 Here is a top view of just the garden, you can see the fabric that is the pattern of a brick path well here. Some closeups of the sections of flowers - - -

Your next stop along the way is the fabulous Janet who will be bring more spring fling your way!!!!!!

I am entering this project into the following challenges:

Party Time Tuesdays #112 - Color Inspiration Challenge 
Cuttin and Stampin #11 - Color Challenge

Friday, March 15, 2013

Spring Card for Red Carpet Studios Challenge

Red Carpet Studios has a weekly challenge, this week it's "Leprechaun" which entails making a card with at least two shades of green. Here is my card:

It is made on a green A2 flat, aka a single layer card, with green ric rac, green ribbon, green pearls, and a handmade flower made with green ribbon. In the center of the green flower and green ribbon are buttons available at my supply shop. Normally the pearls would be available, but I'm currently sold out of most of my greens. I also made a birds nest with copper wire and beads. The tutorial for making it can be found on the The Frugal Crafter's blog. The sentiment was written and printed but me and pop dotted with foam dots that I sell. Thanks for stopping by!