Friday, February 27, 2015

A Rose of Thanks


Good Morning!  Thought I'd share a fun and easy thank you card.  It uses one of my last pretty Wilton cupcake doilies.  The ones they made before they changed the design. :( I use the new ones, but they aren't as pretty as these really lacy ones. 

I am pleased that everything I used was something I have been hoarding for a bit. :) It's a more subtle mellow palette and I kinda like that.  This isn't a combo I would have put together usually and I'm really liking how it turned out!

What unexpected colors or overall creation have you used/ created lately?

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Gift Tag Tuesday!



Good Morning Peeps! Thought I would share some tag inspiration.  I made a bunch of different tags, so I thought I'd take the next few Tuesdays to share them. :) I figure it is never to early to start getting ready for gift giving, particularly since where I live we currently have 6 FEET of snow.  I know at some point it will be hotter than blazes, but since it looks kinda Christmas I thought it was best to embrace the cold and use it as inspiration.

Today I thought I'd share some cheerful red present tags.  I've made a few versions of these in the past and they are always such fun to make.  Way better than wrapping the gift.  I am AWFUL at wrapping.  I often have my husband do it and then I decorate the boxes.  LOL!

Well,  I love me some plaid and these tags do the trick!  These were made thanks to the help of my cricut.  I'd love to get a silhouette, but I'm running out of room in my little studio.  Gonna have to stick it out with the circuit 'til it dies. ;)

Thanks for stopping by!  See you soon!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Tea Party!


This is one of my favorite stamps!  It so reminds me of coloring in coloring books as a kid and it is even better because I can keep coloring this image in different ways. :)

I had a customer request a few for her "little old ladies group", that's her quote not mine!  She wanted some birthday cards with this image and I had soooo much fun making them that I went a little nuts and made something like 10 more!  I've loaded them in my Etsy shop for Mother's Day. :)

I'll try to put a montage together later.  In the meantime, you can check out some of my previous versions here and here.  In getting this post ready I tried to find other pics of what I have done with this stamp and could only find these two!  I'm pretty surprised because I know I have used this a bunch.  I'll have to do some more searching!!

What's your favorite way to enjoy tea?  Mine might be a bit of honey in some chamomile tea just before bed. :)

Sunday, February 22, 2015

June Lobsters!


Well, did you think I dropped off the planet?!?  I have been buried in 6 FEET of snow up here in Massachusetts.  The good part of that is that I have been busy crafting and I am finally getting around to sharing. :)

It's been crazy with snow, so I just had to share this much more beach inspired set of cards.  I had a request from an Etsy customer to make a June birthday card, so I made an extra too!  The best part is that I used lots of bits I already had ready.  I was going to make something else, but it just never looked like I wanted.  Then I got the month themed birthday stamps from PTI and voilĂ !  Love when that happens!!!

I have some pics of all the snow, but honestly I haven't the heart to share them right now.  It's actually a balmy 30 degrees (that's Fahrenheit), so we are going to take the pup for a nice walk.  Once it stops snowing that is!

Enjoy your Sunday Peeps!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

More Thanksgiving Pretties


Another set of place cards I whipped up for the craft fair last weekend.  They didn't find a home yet, but there is always next year right. :)
 
I haven't used the scalloped die from PTI in a while.  Gosh, I don't know why!  I love the look of the lacy loops.
 
The bows are a little wonky in this photo, I think I got them straightened out a little more after looking at this! :)
 
Three Cheers for it being Thursday!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Memory Jar 2015

I posted a tutorial of how I made this Memory Jar in the Snowed In magazine over at Ashley Paul's blog She Makes a Home.  Hop over and check it out!  The ezine is free and full of 100 pages of tips, tricks, and gifts for this winter!

Happy Wednesday!!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Thanksgiving Pretties

A few place cards that I made for a craft fair.  Didn't really sell much at the fair, but I did get to meet someone from Etsy! He was super cool and we chatted for quite a while about crafty stuff and Etsy. :)

The Thanksgiving stuff that didn't sell I brought into work.  Maybe someone there will be smitten and "need" these for their table?

Have a Terrific Tuesday!