Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Happy Birthday, Jane!!

Iconic Images stamp set by Papertrey Ink
Other assorted items
Ribbon in Pool from Paper-Source, a delicious paper store in Atlanta that I recently discovered and will be visiting again, hopefully very soon!!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Washi Tape Madness!

Saturday was my birthday, so I took a little road trip to the ATL to visit one of my favorite craft store, Archiver's, and redeem some of my birthday freebie coupons. I've been looking for Washi tape locally since I got a roll for Christmas (thanks, Jane!!), and I haven't been able to find any, but I found a huge selection at Archiver's!! If you're not familiar with Washi tape, it is a decorative paper tape that is easy to tear, thereby making it a breeze to work with. I stuck with a few color schemes so that I wouldn't buy lots of random rolls that I couldn't put together into projects. I found quite a bit of inspiration on Pinterest, including the idea for this card, which was very easy to put together. There are endless creative options with Washi tape and it's fun to experiment with. Thanks for stopping by - now go buy some Washi tape!!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Simple Circles

Isn't it AMAZING what you can do with a couple of circle punches, a few buttons, and some DSP? I found the inspiration for this card on Pinterest. Imagine that!!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Be Mine!

This is a super simple Valentine card using a heart punch, a button, twine, and DSP. My favorite part is the red embossing tinsel I used on "Be Mine." It is so pretty and perfect for a sweet little Valentine's Day card. I embossed the sentiment on the inside as well. Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Simply Lovely Sympathy Card

Thoughts and Prayers stamp set (SU!), Not Quite Navy ink and cardstock (SU!), Martha Stewart butterfly punch, Cuttlebug Perfectly Paisley embossing folder

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Ode to Instagram

Another Pinterest find and so appropriate since Bailey and I LOVE Pinterest!!
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Box Full of Sunshine!!

Y'all know that I love all things Pinterest and I have found some of the most awesomely creative, original, and fun ideas on the boards I check out daily. This one is exceptionally fantastic!! A BOX FULL OF SUNSHINE to send to someone who needs a little pick-me-up. I made this box to send to a friend whose sweet baby boy is at Vanderbilt Medical Center (3 hours away from their home in Knoxville) where they have been since he was born 2 months ago and will be for the foreseeable future. Everything in the box is yellow or packaged in yellow complete with yellow shredded filler and a yellow card. I was afraid I wouldn't be able to find a good variety of items to include, but a little browsing at Target proved fruitful! I included a box of Wheat Thins, peanut M&Ms, protein bars, individual packets of lemonade mix, Sour Patch Kids, some lemon & butterscotch candies, and a couple of packs of gum. This is definitely an idea I will reinvent over and over for lots of occasions! Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Rainbow Bright!

I finally broke down and bought a die I had been eye-balling for a while now, My Favorite Things' rainbow die. It cuts seven, perfectly nested arches that fit together effortlessly and beautifully to make a rainbow. Not so fast!! Beautifully? Maybe with a little practice. Effortlessly? NO WAY!! I tried to follow the directions (a die with directions should've been my first clue!) with no luck so I improvised and this is what I came up with. This card is really starting to grow on me although I didn't like it much after I finished it. I REALLY hate making card with lots of details, but now I have six more lovely little rainbows to play around with so the hard part's over!! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Miss You!!

Perpetual Bliss stamp set by Paper Smooches (sentiment from PTI)
I LOVE their stamp sets!! And this card is as cute as they come - as 
always, thanks to Pinterest!!

Friday, January 11, 2013

You are Special!!

Another Pinterest find that I made for Bailey. I am now obsessed with letter stamps . . . because I needed a new obsession!!! :D

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Make it Monday #99

I hardly ever take part in any on-line stamping challenges because I never know when I'm going to be able to get busy in the ol' craft room, but I had some time today so I gave it a try!! I used Color Scheme #3 and copied this idea directly from Pinterest. Not an ounce of original thought went into this card!! Thanks for stopping by and check out Nichole Heady's blog - it's AWESOME!!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

You're 40!!

This is the BEST card I've found on Pinterest!! And my sister-in-law is turning 40 in a week so I made it for her. It's a great use for all those leftover letter stickers and it can be adapted to any age. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 7, 2013

A Cherry on Top

A Cherry on Top stamp set & Floral District DSP from SU!
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Christmas Recap

I made these cards before Christmas, but I'm just now posting them. 
Hope you'll pin them for next year!!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013