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Banner of Love

I just love banners. I'm so glad that someone decided to bring them into the forefront of crafting!  I have made banners for myself and to sell...can't get enough of 'em! When I received my box of goodies for designing with  PRO 31 DESIGNS I quickly jotted down the idea for a sweet banner for Sydnee's room!

After painting the Maya Road scalloped banners in a  bright candy pink, I distressed the chipboard with a bit of  walnut ink.  The triangle portion of the banner was covered in  patterned papers by My Mind's Eye and then embellished with all sorts  of yummy goodies!
I love these scalloped dies by Lifestyle Crafts...they work with  all sorts of die-cutting machines...and who doesn't love doilies?!? One of my very favorite aspects of crafting is digging waaay back in your stash and coming up with some gems that you'd forgotten the glitter alphas by K & CO :)
Fun little 3-D Stickers by K&CO and puffy  dimensional stickers by Martha Stewart, matched the pa…

Hey Cupcake

Monday, already? Yes, yes it is and time for the  EAD BLOG HOP & GIVEAWAY AND THE PAPERED COTTAGE GIVEAWAY (see below for winner!)
You should be arriving here from Rose's Happy Place It's very seldom that I make a card without a sentiment on the front,  but this design fit my need perfectly!

I've used the sweet cupcake motif from the Strawberry-licious Stickerz and My Mind's Eye Lime Twist papers.  I applied the Stickerz to a piece of kraft paper (to match my card base) and trimmed out.  A little bit of machine stitching, ribbon and  small flat pearls finish up my notecard :) **STICKERZ & RUBONS SHIP FREE WITH EAD!** Time to head over to see what the talented Amy has for us today!
And now to announce the winner of the TOIL & TROUBLE Handmade Mini Album
THE WINNER IS . . . Michelle said... I stumbled across your blog last week and I have to say it is my MUST SEE 
blog every day. You are one very talented woman! Love your stuff! :) Congratulations, Michelle!  Just send me an email wi…


Aren't you so glad that it's Friday? Can I get a little T*G*I*F The craziest thing...we watched the weather before going to bed last night.  We were hoping that we'd get some rain, but the weatherman told us that it wouldn't happen. At 2 AM we awoke to  the loudest thunder and the brightest lightening that I've ever seen.  A loud pop struck at the front of the house and this morning we find out that one of  our large oak trees was hit by lightening...about 20 yards from the boys'  bedroom!  It rained all night; it's still raining :) Sometimes you love it when the weatherman is wrong...this is one of  those times.  We greatly needed the rain!
Wanted to share my last card for this month's  CARDS CHALLENGE  at My Scrapbook Nook The challenge is: Round-And-Round I asked that everyone use at least FIVE circles on their card. Here's mine:

I chose to use nothing but the red/pinkish tones from the  My Mind's Eye Indie Chic Collection and coupled it with the bright green an…

New Colors

I had a bit of spare time the other day, so I made up some new colors of  ON THE FRINGE handmade crepe paper fringe for Dot & Whimsy at Etsy!
FLEA MARKET FIND Combination of aqua, light pink and cream
GRAPE FIZZ Combination of lavender, grape and white
COTTON CANDY Combination of turquoise, hot pink and cream
OOOOH BABY Combination of light blue, light pink and white
Use ON THE FRINGE to decorate party hats, baskets,
cards, altered art, collage...just about anything your heart desires. 
I also take custom orders!

Happy Thursday to you!

Christmas Cheer is Here

Nothing lifts my mood quicker than a little Christmas music and crafting...thank goodness for CHRISTMAS in JULY I know, I know...some scoff that we're rushing the  season, but I want to experience that Christmas Magic for  more than just 25 days out of a month!  I guess that's why for years I've always started preparing for Christmas in the month of July.
 It's the anticipation of that very special and exciting time of year
that I cherish the most :)
So with that, let's have a look at the brand new Christmas collection from IMAGINISCE called  CHRISTMAS CHEER
There are so many fun paper crafting projects, as well as layouts and cards, that can be done with a Christmas Collection, but honestly, I didn't know where to start!  I wanted to do it all with CHRISTMAS CHEER! I finally decided on a layout and altered frame to share this week.
.::HO HO HOP::. I wanted to showcase several different patterns of paper on this layout, so  I chose to use various lengths of strips as a mat for m…

Toil & Trouble


(see below)

You should be arriving here from the amazing Rose's Blog! As usual, don't forget that EAD Designs will be giving away some cool vinyl from today's blog hop :)
I picked up some Bella Blvd papers  "Too Cute to Spook" with an 8-page mini album in mind.  When planning the cover, I  just had to add the adorable cauldron from the Hocus Pocus Stickerz by EAD

I added the Stickerz to a scrap piece of cardstock and carefully cut-out around the image. 


Making this album over the weekend has made me so ready for Fall weather and Halloween decorations! But, I' guess I'll have to settle for crafting Halloween creations right least until mid-September LOL Now it's off to see what Ms. Amy is s…

love in a lighthouse

Sharing the newest UNITY STAMP CO Stamp of the Week! I know so many people who love  lighthouses...this set would be perfect for them (or you), so be sure to let your lighthouse-lovin'-friends know about this week's SOTW! For $5.79 per week (includes shipping to US/Canada) you will receive a high-quality and totally unique red rubber stamp in the mail.  

Find out more about Unity's Stamp of the Week program and this stamp at:
See you tomorrow!

It's A Cakewalk!

Hello! Hope you're having a nice Saturday. I put the finishing touches on a new little mini album today and got it loaded to Etsy before the hubs and I ran a  few errands.  Although it sold while I was out, I  still wanted to share it :)
.::IT'S MY PARTY::. CAKEWALK MINI SCRAPBOOK ALBUM  Below are close-up photos of each page.
I used October Afternoon's sweet and whimsical CAKEWALK Collection.

 The colors are cotton-candy sweet...if I had a cottage, it would be all
decked out in these lovely vintage colors :)
I felt like a kid again while putting the album together...such fun!
Thanks for looking!

Snowmen in July

The temperature is supposed to reach 104 degrees here in Northeast Texas today...I hope my snow-people don't melt! (gosh that sounds silly, but I have no other introduction handy at this early hour)
I have another PRO 31 DESIGNS project to share and yes, it has to do with a snowman and woman :)
Aren't they cute? A few years back I bought several (well, a lot) of old tin Jell-O molds from an antique store and my vision was to create little scenes on the tops or insides of them. 
I first applied a coat of iridescent glitter over the tin. (Martha Stewart's Glittering Glue works really well) After allowing the glue to completely dry, I began adding my fun trims from PRO 31 DESGINS: Baby Blue Chinese Braided Trim,  Pink Pearls and a Pink Fancy Ruffle Trim

To the top I added a silk flower, glittered snowflake ornaments,
 chipboard snowpeople and a banner from my stash.  Then I stuck in
these cool Crystal Wheat Sprays from Pro 31...I love these!
My daughter has a sweet collection of snow angles …

Everyday Inspo...AND A Sneak!

Thursday afternoon greetings! **If you're here for the Unity Blog Hop, please click here**
I'm up today with  EVERYDAY INSPIRATION  at Imaginisce Blog This week's worth of ideas from the other Design Team  members have been tremendous...isn't it amazing to realize what we're inspired by in our day-to-day environment?
I created this 8.5x11 layout using the canvas print (below) as my inspiration piece.  I love the look of collage art, so I took that portion and adapted it to my layout.
 I used the reverse patterns from Imaginisce's HELLO CUPCAKE and  MAKIN' WAVES papers.  To keep in proportion with the inspo piece, I went with a 5x7 photo and various printed fonts from my computer for  the journal strips.
And while we're at it, Imaginisce is previewing their newest  Halloween line called MONSTER MASH

Isn't MONSTER MASH totally adorable?!? See it ALL right here! We'll start sharing projects with you soon. Up next week...CHRISTMAS in JULY with  CHRISTMAS CHEER!
Thanks …