Saturday, April 28, 2012

April Birthday Card Swap (Splitcoaststampers)

I finished my cards for the April Birthday Card Swap a couple of weeks ago but I didn't want to post them here until we had received our swap. The swap was a 3+1. That means that you make 3 to swap and one for the hostess. The hostess is the person the swappers mail their cards to and she divides them up and mails them out to the swappers. It's loads of fun to see other peoples ideas and products that are used. I had two spots in the swap so I made 4 of one card and 4 of another. Check out my cards and let me know what you think!

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Workshop Birthday card
card inside
card recipe

Flower Birthday card



Tuesday, April 17, 2012


With a heavy heart I made this card for a friend who just lost her father.

Sunday, April 15, 2012


When I saw the Stampin' Up's sale*a*bration flyer/calatalog's preview of the Simply Enchanted DS PaperI thought what a perfect size for banners. Here they are. Cut out and made into a b day banner.



Friday, April 6, 2012

What's Cooking?

Vintage Silhouette-Cute Lady in Apron from The Graphics Fairy LLC- I did a pixel trace of the image in Make the Cut and cut it with my Gazelle.
Pre-made Ivory card- Value Pack from the Paper Studio
Black card stock-stash
Plaid-DCWV Mod Retro Stack
Foam tape
I made the sentiment in Make the Cut software and cut it with my Gazelle.

I lined the envelope with black paper.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

New Craft Table

I saw this table and knew I needed wanted one like it. Here is the blog where I found it:
This is a very easy, inexpensive table--4 bookcases ($16 each) and 2 hollow core doors ($24), just a little over $100.

Look at all the storage!!

I really like how neat and put together her whole crafting space is! Mine will NEVER be that neat, even if I have just cleaned and reorganized!

When my youngest son came to visit last month, he put the bookcases I had purchased together and bought the doors for me. What a good boy he is!!

I have not painted the doors yet. That will have to wait for summer, which is only 8 weeks away!!

For now the doors are covered with freezer paper to protect them from crafty mishaps. Some day when the top of my crafting table looks neat (don't hold your breath!) I may take a photo.
My new table is the right height for me stand at and work or, if I put my office chair at its maximum height, I can comfortably sit at it.
I am still rearranging and putting things away. There is a ton of storage in the shelves and under the table for all of those rolling carts. Hmm...maybe, I need more ...PAPER!!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Drawer Box for Cards

This idea came from the link below. There is a video, which I had to view several times to get the sticky strip in the correct place!!

Thank You Frenchie!

Here's what I used :
Drawer and box -Jelly Bean Green Pure Luxury Cardstock from Gina K. Designs.
Handle and under border – Crumb Cake Cardstock from SU.
Patterned paper – Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper from SU.
Boarder- cream cardstock from stash.
Butterfly top –Chocolate Chip Cardstock from SU.
Butterfly bottom – stash.
Bronze brads from Gina K. Designs.
Antique Linen Distress Ink.

Take a look at how it turned out.

 A set of 6 cards and envelopes will fit in the drawer.
 It will be a nice way to give a set of cards to someone. Don't Tell Mom!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

New Blog

I am moving all of the things from the 'old' blog ( to the 'new' blog ( I felt the need for a name change. I will be working on it this week.