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Friday, June 29, 2012

I have a new design try my hand at the vintage look. I consider my style very structured...too structured. Believe me, I am not the girl who colors outside the lines. However, I envy my fellow crafters who make the vintage style look effortless and inviting. So with that in mind, I am on a mission to blend colors, texture and found treasures into my card making. Enjoy!

Recipe: 4 1/2"x4 1/2"
Paper: Authentique
Sentiment die-cut: Authentique
Bling: Prima
Rose: handmade by me (I am trying my hand at making more of the embellishments I use)
Vintage brad: Stampin' Up
Ribbon: Ribbon & Bows Oh My!

Happy Birthday, Travis!

Happy Birthday, Travis! My fabulous brother-in-law turned 29! Wahoo! I hope your special day is everything you want it to be and more!



Recipe: 5x5

Paper: MME (Dilly Dally), DCWV, Stampin' Up
Cartridges: Sentimentals (Phone cut at 2'); Elegant Edges (Stamp cut at 3")
Alphas: Making Memories, Thickers
Twine: The Twinery
Brad: Stampin' Up

May's Scraps Challenge/Thank You Cards

Okay, I know...I am LATE! For the last several months I have been challenging myself to create something new with the fabulous, patterned paper in my scrap drawer. Using shapes is the new "hot"thing in the scrapping world so I thought I would give circles a whirl!  I will write, it is easier to layout your design first before putting anything down permanently. Enjoy!

 Recipe: A2

Paper: DCWV, My MME (Follow Your Heart)
Cartridge: Storybook (1" circle)
Bling: Imaginisce
Brads: MME
Flower: Recollection
Alpha: Making Memories
Ribbon: Joann/Michael/Ribbons & Bows Oh My!

Just A Scrappin' Challege #9

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Hello Fellow Crafters,

It is good to be back. I have missed crafting for the last two months. The end of spring and the beginning of summer had our family jet-setting from California to Florida. I tried to hold the crafting blues at bay by visiting some of my favorite crafty blogs, but it is just not the same. I missed the creative process and playing with all that pretty paper, embellishments and other crafty goodness.

Over at Just A Scrappin' we held a design team call and had a fabulous turn out. There are now 12 designers! We are ready to rock the crafting and blogging world! This week's challenge is to create a card, layout, or project using the color green and any cartridge of your choice. Please join us for some crafty fun. And to entice you even more, we will offer blog candy every month for one lucky, participating crafter!

See you there!


Recipe: 5x7
Paper: MME (Lime Twist), DCWV, Recollections
Cartridge: Flower Shoppe (Mum: cut at 2 1/2, 2, 1 3/4, 1 1/2) (Leaves: cut at 2)
Elegant Edges: Stamp Frame (cut at 5")
Sentimental: Chair (cut at 3")
Brad: Basic Grey
Ribbon: Michaels