Thursday, May 30, 2013

Embellished Mini Album

Today I want to share with you this decorated mini notebook I made for my secret sister at a crafting retreat I attended a few weeks ago. It's amazing what a paper flower and some ribbon can do! It was a small 3x4 inch notebook from the office supply store and I covered it with cute paper and embellished with a doily, flower, ribbon, button and pearl, topped off with a key trinket and "Dare to Dream" sentiment. 
I hope my secret sister uses it to write down all of the wonderful life changing adventures she endeavors! Or, maybe just a grocery list. Either way I had fun putting this little project for her.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you've been inspired!


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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Teacher Appreciation Week

This week was National Teacher Appreciation week so I spent some time creating fun little gifts for my  kids' teachers. One of my favorite things to do is create little goodies and gifts for others. I enjoyed making these small projects and hope the teachers will like them too. I have said before that I  people who choose to spend all day with children are Heros. 

Small candy jars (from Ikea), mini notecards with envelopes and a mini teacher inspiration that I found on Pinterest, printed on card stock and made a stand. All packed nicely inside a mini plastic tote adorned with a ribbon and large tag.

I decorated a few Kraft Gift Boxes (only $2.95 for 4! Item #124106) and filled with cookies!

A stack of rulers with a tag saying "You Rule!"

A little jar filled with pencils and a tag saying "You're just the "write" teacher for me!"and a Post-It Note Pad made to look like a mini clip board.

I used MDS (My Digital Studio) to create the tags in a SNAP!

I covered 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 inch chipboard squares and secured the Post-Its with a large binder clip.

A small 3 1/2 x 5 inch framed subway art style teacher inspiration that I found on Pinterest, topped off with a bow and button.

With a little creativity and a lot of help from Pinterest I was able to show our teachers how much they are appreciated for almost NO COST :)

The one thing I used to make these gifts cohesive was the Storybook Designer Series Paper (126907). I LOVE LOVE LOVE this paper and it was perfect for these teacher gifts!

I hope you enjoyed my post today - please email me if you have any questions or want tutorials for any of these projects. As always I am honored and delighted to inspire and motivate you to go out and create for yourself! Feel free to CASE (copy and share everything) you see!


Monday, May 6, 2013

Sunshine and Sprinkles Scrapbook Page Layout

Scrappin' Did Happen!!

I just LOVE LOVE LOVE this adorable DSP (Designer Series Paper) from Stampin' Up!'s mini occasions catalog. For my scrapbook class I designed a bright and cheerful 2 page layout. What do you think?

Here's what the DSP looks like:

Here are some other super adorable projects made with this cute 12x12 paper:

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Hugs & Happy Crafting!

Friday, May 3, 2013

All Dressed Up Framed Art

Hello! Here's what I've been working on - I am hosting a class and we are making this adorable, shabby, chic and TuTu cute project! We will be using this gorgeous framed project using tulle, bling, stamps, punches and beautiful paper. I have had so much fun with this project!

This project is $30 and includes the frame and everything shown in the picture and can be easily assembled at home. $5 extra for shipping.

If you would like a kit for this project please email me at

Hugs and Happy Crafting!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Sending Sympathy Card

Super Simply Sympathy Card. Say that three times! I enjoyed putting together this simple and elegant card for an upcoming class. I love how Stampin' Up!'s colors work so well with each other. You just can't go wrong mixing their colors together. Cardstock, Ink, Stampin' Write Markers all coordinate perfectly together so each project you make looks beautiful and elegant!

Products Used:
Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and Very Vanilla Cardstock
Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon
Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry Ink
Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder
Love and Sympathy Stamp Set

Here are some more cards made with the same stamp set by others talented crafters!

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Hugs & Happy Crafting!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Remember When

Hello there! I'm back! It's been a while I admit but I've been knee deep in three young kids. 
Still ever the crafty girl I've been making lots of goodies to share!

Today I made an easy but so amazingly beautiful card using some fun new products from Stampin' Up!

Products used:

Print Poetry Designer Series Pack
Vanilla Flower Trim
All Dressed Up Framelits Dies
Basic Pearls
Raspberry Ripple Ink
Early Espresso Ink
Early Espresso 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Christmas Gift Tags

Today I want to share with you how easy it is to make your own handmade gift tags!
These little Gingerbread Cookie tags are perfect to attach onto a plate of cookies, a wrapped present or around a bottle of bubbly!

I made these as a favor for all of my attendees at my upcoming Christmas Card Class.

Supplies Used

Cherry Cobbler
Crumb Cake

Lucky Limeade
Garden Green
Whisper White

Stamp Sets
Scentsational Season
Tags Til Christmas

Scentsational Season Framelits Dies
Labels Collection Framelits
3/8" White Taffeta Ribbon


These little images also have coordinating framelits! Simply stamp, then center the matching framelit and run it through the Big Shot! No cutting out required!!

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Hugs & Happy Crafting!