Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Button Christmas Tree

A few months ago I saw this pin on Pinterest and knew I had to try it out:

Here's my take in Christmas colors:

I really like how it turned out!  

Friday, October 28, 2011

Glass Bead Ornament

This is the first of many that will be coming to my shop.  I am completely smitten with this ornament!  It's even prettier in person!

For a look at all the items in my shop:

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Just Listed!

I just listed these blue stick pins in my Etsy shop:

I've also got some pretty orange ones for sale as well:

Check out my other items for sale when you get a chance!  My store:

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Hybrid Gift Tags

I am in love with the new Dani Mogstad kit called 'Secret Recipe!'  So in love that I made some gift tags with it.  This kit is just gorgeous!

Secret Recipe - Dani Mogstad
All These Photos 1 - Janet Phillips

Silhouette File - 5_piece_gift_tag_set_C00311_41853, twine, ribbon, cardstock, adhesive, buttons, adhesive foam, distress ink, crocheted flower, pearl

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

My Etsy Shop

So a while ago I opened up an Etsy shop.  I didn't really sell anything but just had it "just in case."  Well, the times has come for me to open it up for good and start selling some of my paper pine cone ornaments and embellishments for paper crafters, etc.  I am having a blast making these items and I hope you like them. 

Right now I'm having a 'refer a friend' offer.  Receive 25% off your next purchase when you refer a friend and it results in a purchase.  (See my store policies for more information).  So do you know anyone who is a paper crafter?  Share my FB fan page with them and my Etsy store (links below).

Etsy Store:
FB fan page:

Friday, August 12, 2011

I'm Back.....With a Baby Card!

Long time, no see....and no card making, etc.  I have been getting things straightened away in my life and am feeling good about things, so not only did I make this card this week, I made six others (no photographs though)!  I saw a card very similar to this in the Paper Crafts Magazine from earlier in the year and I just had to make one!

You Make Me So Happy - Meghan Mullens
ribbon, adhesive, thread, button

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Friday, May 20, 2011

End of the School Year

It's that time - school is close to being done and I had to make some 'congrats' cards for neighbors graduating and a thank you card for Nathan's teacher.  I was lucky enough to be able to play with Dani Mogstad's release coming out tomorrow at Sweet Shoppe Designs!

Here is one with Meghan Mullen's kit called 'ConGRADulations,' also coming out tomorrow at Sweet Shoppe!  I just love the colors and all the elements in this kit!  Wait til you see it.

Here are the two cards I made with Dani's kit and add-on.  It's so fun!

Happy crafting everyone!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Just a Note Cards {hybrid}

A few weeks ago my mother in law gave me some of her old sewing stuff; buttons, lace, ribbon, etc.  I had favorited this card at 2Peas a few months ago and just had to make it my own with what supplies I had!  I used a new kit coming out tomorrow at Sweet Shoppe Designs by Meghan Mullens and Julie Billingsley as well as Card Sentiments 2 by Arty Pants Digital Stamps at The Digichick.

What I Like About... - Meghan Mullens and Julie Billingsley
Card Sentiments 2 - Arty Pants Digital Stamps
Extras: Foam Adhesive, Lace, Bazzill Cardstock

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Thank You - MOJO189

Resisting this week's sketch at Mojo Monday was not possible for me this week!  With all the products that Meghan Mullens has coming out tomorrow for iNSD, one stood out to me to use with this sketch.  It's called 'Love Blooms Here' and it will be available tomorrow at Sweet Shoppe Designs.

Love Blooms Here - Meghan Mullens
Doilie Set 1 - The Cutting Files
Extras: Twine from Papertrey Ink, Eyelets, Pearls, Adhesive Foam, Bazzill Cardstock, Silhouette SD

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Mother's Day Cards {hybrid}

This is no joke - I made these cards in no more than 20 minutes, if that!  Of course, my Silhouette SD was the main reason why.  I found this card in their online shop and knew exactly what I wanted to do with it!

After I cut out the shape with my machine, I printed off the paper I wanted to use on the inside of the card - one from Meghan Mullens' "You Make Me" digital kit and adhered it.  I used a transparency sheet on the inside front of the card to add some strength and interest.  Finally, I added some ribbon and there ya have it!

You Make Me - Meghan Mullens
Adhesive, Ribbon from Michael's, Transparency Sheet

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Monday, May 2, 2011

Thank You Card {hybrid} - SSSC115

This week's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 115 looked like fun so I created this card using Zoe Pearn's 'You Rock!' digital kit and Arty Pants Digital Stamps 'Card Sentiments.'

I added in a rosette with a button from Papertrey Ink and some ribbon from Michael's.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Awesome Birthday Card {hybrid}

I came across the card on the left on the Paper Crafts Magazine blog and I just loved the way the "awesome" was popped off the card.  It had such great dimension to it.

I knew I could try something similar with my Silhouette SD, it was just a matter of having the perfect alpha and the time to put it all together.  Meg Mullens has a new alpha coming out tomorrow called "Burlap Alpha" and it was perfect for this.  I used some papers from her "Alphabet Collection: B is For... " and A Mom's Heart."

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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Got Cravings? Card {hybrid}

Another super easy card that is super cute (in my humble opinion, of course)!  I used Dani Mogstad's Here We Grow Digital Stamps and colored in the pickle with a paper from her Deep Blue Sea kit.  I used Darcy Baldwin's font called Jewel for the sentiment.

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Ribbon Scraps Card {hybrid}

My new favorite card ever!  And it was one of the easiest ones to make too!

I have a lot of ribbon scraps from various projects that I keep in a little bag and I finally got them all out, organized them, and then printed off some free wordart from Karla Dudley and added in the words "sew much."  I stitched them to the card - voila, my new favorite card!  Incredibly simple.

Happy crafting!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Cute Little Easter Chicks {hybrid}

I'm gonna leave these little cuties out for the easter bunny to put in the baskets this Sunday.  I saw how to make these chicks here and figured they were easy enough for me to try!  My boys would have loved to make them with me but I want them to be a surprise, of course!

Glue, Egg Carton

So cute, right?!  

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Happy Easter Cards {hybrid}

I have always loved the elements Lauren Grier had in her 'Mr. Cutie Patootie' kit, which is retired (boo!).  I used them in some cards I made for Easter along with the Card Patterns Sketch 111.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a blessed holiday!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

MOJO187 - Happy Birthday Card {hybrid}

I love, love, love the bright colors in Amuse Me by Heather Roselli and Libby Pritchett!  I used the Mojo Monday Sketch 187 to create a birthday card with the wonderful kit.

Amuse Me - Heather Roselli and Libby Prichett
DJB Me and My Shadow - Darcy Baldwin

Extras: Adhesive, Silhouette SD, Ribbon from Michael's, embroidery floss

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Friday, April 15, 2011

Flower Card {hybrid} SSSC112

I really love the colors on this card!  The papers are all digital and were printed off from the newest collab from Meghan Mullens and Traci Reed called Eco-Mama coming out tomorrow at Sweet Shoppe Designs.  I used the Sweet Sunday Sketch 112.  It's a little hard to see but I used my Silhouette SD to cut out the frame, the pennants, and the flower.

Eco-Mama - Meghan Mullens and Traci Reed *coming 4/16*
Extras: Silhouette SD, Pearls and Pins from Michael's, Ribbon from Joann's

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Monday, April 11, 2011

Get Well Soon Card {hybrid} - GS #82

I love the colors in the kit that I used for this card - it's from the kit Can't Hold Me Down by Lauren Grier.  Lauren is in the hospital right now and is in need of all the thoughts and prayers on can give.  I made this card in honor of her, using the Get Sketchy sketch #82 for this week.

Waiting for Something (newspaper print paper) - Lauren Grier and Shawna Clingerman
Extras: glitter, glue, adhesive, ribbon from American Crafts

Here is the sketch:

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Friday, April 8, 2011


Okay, so I'm not in love with the sentiment on this card, in fact, I think I may just change it before I send it out to anyone.  It bothers me the more I think about it, lol...but anyway, here is the card I made for the Mojo Monday Sketch 185.  I used "Spring's a Hoot" coming out tomorrow at Sweet Shoppe Designs by Meghan Mullens.

Spring's a Hoot - Meghan Mullens
Twine and button from Papertrey Ink, foam adhesive

Monday, April 4, 2011

Noisy, Colorful, and Lively Card {hybrid}

I was recently introduced to the Get Sketchy blog and of course had to play this week!  I also used a quote from the April portfolio challenge at Sweet Shoppe Designs and Meg Mullens and Kristin Cronin-Barrow's A Wonderful World kit.

A Wonderful World - Meghan Mullens and Kristin Cronin-Barrow
GS #81
Extras: Foam Adhesive, Jewels from Michael's, Paper Punch

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Bottle Cap Wall Art - Hybrid Style

My sister Kristen is going to be having a girl in May.  The little one will be the first girl grand baby in our family and I am really excited to have her join her brother and three cousins.  Kristen is decorating the nursery in greens, pinks, and whites.  As soon as I saw this post on the Maya Road Design Team blog, I knew I had to do something like this, but for a girl.

I used Meghan Mullens' "She's a Hoot" kit available at Sweet Shoppe Designs and (3) Super Mega Bottle Caps 3" size by Maya Road.  I have to thank my local scrapbook store for ordering them for me: Scrapbooks Galore and More.  I used my Silhouette SD to cut out all the circles, the owl, and the rosettes.

Super Mega Bottle Caps 3" size
She's a Hoot - Meghan Mullens
Buttons and Ribbon from JoAnn's, Big Bite to punch the holes in the bottle caps, Twine from Jillibean Soup, Adhesive Foam, Adhesive, Hot Glue, and my Silhouette SD to cut out all the shapes.

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