Monday, July 28, 2014

Vintage Bliss cards

I played with some of the older Simple Stories Vintage Bliss papers.  Some collections just make me feel good when I use them and this is one of them.  So soft and pretty.  Once again my much loved Chicken Wire die from MFT and some Silhouette cuts.





Sunday, July 27, 2014

Pocket full of Posies Hello

I played with some more Date Night by Chickaniddy along with a MFT die and a Silhouette cut file.  A super easy card that went together quickly.


I used fussy cut flowers along with some of the stickers from the collection to tuck into the pocket.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Flea Market Hello

So much for postal friendly ;)  I used the Flea Market collection by Crate Paper to create this card.  Can't get enough of this collection!


I used my Silhouette to cut the panel and the sentiment.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Smile for some Splendid Sunshine

Lots on the agenda today but first I snuck in some play time.  Finally broke into my Splendid Sunshine collection by Echo Park and put together this quick and easy card.  Again, another that is postal friendly!



Thursday, July 24, 2014

Angie Girls Release and a Unity Blog Hop

Time for another Unity Blog Hop.  This week we have some fun new releases by Unity... more Angie Girls!  I love the Angie Girls, so fun to paper piece!


First up I used the new Miranda girl with the As You Wish Collection by Fancy Pants.  I created a gift card holder... who wouldn't love a gift card to a liquor store?!  


Next up, how fun is Esmeralda?!  I love that sentiment!  I created a shaped card using my Silhouette and then paper pieced Esmeralda with the Thirty One collection by Pebbles, love her outfit!










Because I need mailable cards...

I played around just for fun again.  I love the Mixed Company collection by Heidi Swapp.  LOVE the blue roses!  I also used my MFT Chicken Wire die and a Kerri Bradford cut file.  Finally finished it off with a sprinkling of some MME Enamel dots.  Another effort to create a flatter, more mailable card!



Although I swayed a bit (well, quite a bit) from the sketch, I was inspired by this sketch at Freshly Made Sketches:


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Homemade with Love Recipe Page

A friend of mine is going to a shower on the weekend.  Each guest has been asked to bring an 8 X 8 recipe page.  She asked me if I would make it for her.  I knew which papers I was going to use as the Homemade with Love by Carta Bella has been calling for awhile now! ;)  I made a pocket and the top recipe card is just attached with the clothespin.  That way my friend can write her recipe on it and it is removable.  I used a few Unity Stamps for some accents, love the coffee stain.



Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Beautiful You

I played along with a couple of challenges today using the Save the Date collection by Teresa Collins, my Silhouette and some PTI dies.


It has been a difficult year to say the least, but I do think that things are turning around... which means the crafting mojo is slowly coming back!  Yay!


I played along with the Fusion challenge, using the sketch, colors and flowers.

Also the Curtain Call challenge, the colors and the shelves were my inspiration.

Every Picture Tells a Little Story

I am up on the My Mind's Eye Blog today with this Market Street Layout.  I love the touches of gold in the collection.  For more detail on the story behind the photo, please hop on over to the MME Blog!


The title is from Jillibean Soup.




Saturday, July 19, 2014

SMAK/LOL Saturday on Unity Blog

I went out of my box today and used my Gelatos again... not sure if I will become addicted, I still love my pattern paper ;)  My project is up on the Unity Blog so hop on over there to see how I upcycled a garage sale wooden plaque as I have more details and close ups over there.