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Curtsey Boutique Style

I have a few projects to share that I've recently created for CURTSEY BOUTIQUE This is a wonderfully unique Etsy shop featuring beautiful shabby-chic and vintage inspired crafts.

This card includes all sorts of pretties from the shop: shabby chic scallop flowers, polka dot embossed shipping tags, glitter embellishments and dyed doilies.  After stamping on the tag (non-embossed side) I tucked it into a vintage library pocket, also found at Curtsey Boutique.

For this Spring/Easter project, I covered a 4x4 canvas frame with burlap by first cutting one of the burlap bags (found at Curtsey Boutique) and then stretching it across and gluing in place at the back.  I then embellished with felt roses, new felt pansies, felt doilies and burlap and glitter butterflies. The little block can be hung or sit on a shelf!

Finally are these neat "Shower Notes" that I created using blue library cards embellished with a felt doily (cut in half), a burlap butterfly and a sentiment that I stamped a…

Urban Traveling in a SN@P

A very happy and GOOD FRIDAY to you! I just returned home from 'work' 'Work' if you call creating beautiful page kits 'work' Scrapbooker's Emporium is in the process of creating several one-of-a-kind page kits with some  of the greatest new hot releases...if you love a collection kit with a little twist, then you will love these ;)   I'll be sure to let you know when they're up and ready for preview and ordering!
Yesterday was so busy that I forgot to share my blog post for  SIMPLE STORIES    We took the kids on a Spring Break cruise and I got a lot of great pictures that I wanted to scrap with Urban Traveler.  Of course, being a scrapbooker, I had this collection in mind while snapping photos!   I was so tickled to see a comment from a SS fan from the town of Progresso, Mexico, where these photos were taken...small, small world!    I made a collage of four photos into a single 4x6 print by using an app by This is such a wonderful tool if yo…

Unity {Inspiration}

Welcome to the day of UNITY {INSPIRATION} 

**You should be here from Renee Aslette's Blog** And don't forget: comment as you go, comment as you, hi-ho the derry-oh, comment as you go! I know.  I just thought of that....... :) Two commentors will be the lucky recipients of a $20 Unity Gift Certificate
I spent this past weekend at a lovely retreat and crafted a couple of cards for today; both have utilized the March Kit-of-the-Month

And I'm sooo glad that my fellow Unity Design Team Members do such a swell job
with Copics and other alcohol markers...makes me feel like I'm doing my part in the  watercolor and marker section LOL
 Stamp, stamp, cut and paste with this quick card!  I layered on a couple of cool 'tails' across the card using Kiwi Lane templates.  
Let's head over toShilo Mile's Blog now and see what she has in the works for us today! Enjoy the hop!

A Jar + Farm Girl

I had the most wonderful time this past weekend at a scrapbooking retreat in Tyler, Texas.  If you ever plan on being in the area, be sure to check out  Memory Lane's an amazing Victorian home and modified for the weekend scrapbooker!
On the first day there we visited the local scrapbook store and I picked up some of October Afternoon'sFarm Girl papers and accessories to go with the  cutest 'jar' shaped chipboard mini album from Scrapbooker's Emporium! (and don't miss the acrylic jar set, which will allow you to create several looks)
 For the cover, I used the templates to build the lid and 'fabric' cover from various patterned papers.  I kept the design pretty simple since the cuteness of the chipboard girl goes a long way!

The inner two pages...I love the idea of using the small journaling cards for  photo mats or jotting down a memory.  

I used an old typewriter for the little sentiment flag and added a flair button to the middle. And isn't that the …

Stars 'N Stripes Diorama

More red, white and blue today with Doodlebug Designs' STARS & STRIPES COLLECTION
I feel in love with the little red airplanes...they're so cute!   This collection includes pinwheels that you can make in a snap. I found this inexpensive star box (also came with a lid) at Hobby Lobby...I just knew it would  make the cutest diorama when decorated with Stars & Stripes! 
 Three wooden dowels were wrapped in Bumblebee Washi Tape and then adored with Mini Pinwheels.   To hide the chipboard edges and uneven papers, I glued on a trim of Ladybug Doodle Twine.   I traced the bottom of the box and trimmed down the excessive until it fit nicely inside the box.    To cover the insides and sides, I cut strips of the papers and overlapped the areas so that the edges  would blend.  For the diorama piece, I attached the die-cut embellishment to a large wooden  spool and then glued in place.  So many patriotic things going on over at Doodlebug Designs this week...check them out!…

All American

Have you seen it yet? The brand spankin' new red, white and blue collection from Bella Blvd? All week long you'll find loads of cool stuff over at the blog! I have yet another pinwheel to show ya, as well as a little wall art that I plan on attaching to a grapevine wreath to hang on one of our doors. If you'll scroll on down to the earlier post from today there's a quick 'n easy tutorial for's not rocket science by any means, but I know I was a little stumped on the actual 'how-to' before I tried it :)

 I used a 12x12 sheet of All American patterned paper for this singular pinwheel.  For the stick, I wrapped Designer Tape around a wooden dowel and then attached to the back with a high-tack glue. I kept the design pretty simple by layering the center with a die-cuts, stickers and gems!
Supplies: All American: Seeing Stars, United We Stand, Borders & Cute Cuts, Alpha+Bits Stickers, Chipboard Icons; Designer Tape: Navy Dot; Button Marke…

Paper Bakery + Elle's Studio Team Up

The March Paper Bakery Kit was chocked full of Elle's Studio goodness. This week the two are teaming up for a grand tour of inspiration! Here's a little something that I shared on the blog today...I had the most fun with this kit and all of the charming tags and papers by Elle's Studio.  And I've been holding on to hope of getting my hands on the NEW designer straws by Queen & Co. I'm gonna say it... OH MMM GEE!
CREATE A PINWHEEL TUTORIAL Who doesn't loveee a pinwheel?  They're cute tucked into a gift sack, as a centerpiece,  added to a door wreath (ooo I'm thinking one of those baby wreaths that hang on hospital doors!!) and so-on-and-so-on!  Endless ideas!  And the best part is that they're so easy to put together.
Fill an empty jar or bottle with your best friend’s favorite candy, then add a handmade pinwheel  and a couple of banners to dress it up!  For the pinwheel, you will need a 6×6 sheet of double-sided patterned paper (I used Elle’s Day-to-Day…

Hoping For A Happy Easter

Time for some HAPPY EASTER inspiration with
Hope Collection
   I've also used a cool wavy template by Kiwi Lane to create the banner across the front of the album I found this four page chipboard album at Michael's craft store in the $1 can't beat that!
  After tracing the shape onto the desired Hope paper and trimming out, I used a jar lid to make a circle mat for the center of each page. Layer on cardstock stickers with various dimensions of foam dots...I like to create different 'levels' and using different thicknesses helps to achieve that nice layered look.
  To the album ring, I added a large velvet bow from May Art's ribbon. Below I've added close-up photos of each individual page.  Grab-up fun embellishments like buttons, twine, paper flowers and pearls and let Authentique's paper and stickers do the rest!

Another thing that I like to do with my mini albums (especially chipboard ones) is to glue an edging of baker'…

Punching With McGill

I was recently invited to be a part of a brand new designing team for  MCGILL, INC. You'll know McGill for their awesome punches and tools! Here is a Mother's Day card that I made utilizing several of the punches, along with the new collection from Authentique Paper, Grace.
I used the Multi-Daisy Paper Blossom Punch to create the layered flowers that I made into  the shape of a heart around the sentiment card.  I just love the Birch Leaf Punch!    Although you can't tell it in the photo, I rolled the leaves a little by using the Molding Mat & Tool Set. I have a TON of wonderful punches to put to use, so you'll be seeing a lot of puched-up artwork on the horizon soon :) You can find McGill products at Hobby Lobby, Michaels and online retailers.   See the full-line of punches and tools, as well as how-to-videos here: And stop by the blog for more inspiration and introductions to the new Design Team!