The Robin’s Nest: 31 Card

Hi everyone! I am super excited to be back as a guest designer for the Robin’s Nest today! For the how to’s and more photos of my card you can find the blog post HERE

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Thursday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

It’s a Paper Flower Party with Eileen Hull!

Hi everyone! I am here to share a project I created using diecuts from Eileen Hull’s newest collection that will becoming out in May. Since I love working with flowers diecuts I am so excited about all the new and re-release diecuts coming out!

The Flower Pocket project I actually created last year for display in Eileen’s booth at CHA and I am now able to share it.

I adhered the box together according to the directions and then Mod Podge pieces of an old sewing pattern to the outside and inside of the Flower Pocket. The Heart and Soul Flower Diecut I cut one flower from white cardstock along with a leaf from the Spring Leaves Diecut.

I spritzed the flowers with Wedding Pink and the leaf with Moss glimmer mists. I put those to the side and let dry completely before shaping them.

I glued the flower shapes together along with the leaf and then added a vintage button and a Dew Drop to the center of the flower. I also added pom pom trim, Lace, thread and cording to finish off the box.
I foresee adding goodies to these flower boxes and giving them as gifts in the near future. There are so many ways you can use these!

If you would like to catch up on what the Inspiration Team has created you can find the posts HERE and HERE.
If you have any questions about this project please let me know.
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Rosebud Journal

Hi everyone! It been awhile since my last post but I started phase four of remodeling. First I had to move furniture around and then cover everything in plastic before I could start scraping popcorn off of the ceiling in the den/breakfast nook/kitchen. I would have been finished but I came down with sinus/cold crud and I spent three days very medicated and sleeping on and off but I’m finally feeling better even though I don’t sound it…imagine man voice…ick. 😦

Anyway I had started and finished this little journal last month but hadn’t got around to photographing it until today so I thought I would share. 🙂



I started with Eileen Hull’s Passport Diecut which I cut both covers from Matboard.
I wanted six signatures for my journal instead of three like was on the diecut so I created a pattern and used that to cut a spine from the Grey Paper Leather.


I punched holes for the signatures in the Paper Leather and then embossed with Brenda Walton’s Floral Tapestry embossing folder (retired) and lightly inked it with chalk ink to bring out the embossing.


I keep the cover simple by only adding some Ric Rac, patterned cardstock and diecuts and the journal sentiment which I printed from the computer.


There are six papers per signature which I used a mix of scrapbook paper, doilies, mini paper bags, envelopes and cards. I used grey cording to attach the papers to the spine.


Now this little journal is ready for journaling, doodles and photos ( perfect size for Instax photos). 


If you have any questions about this project let me know. Now back to working on these ceilings. :-p

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is awesome and enjoy creating!


Whimsical Mushroom Jar Hut

Hi everyone! Today Eileen Hull’s and Stampendous’s design teams have teamed up to do Along the Garden Path blog hop! My project is a combination of Eileen Hull’s Make it 3D and Button Jars and Labels dies and Stampendous’s Mushroom Home stamps and Dies. I thought the shorter jar looked like a mushroom stem and would be perfect since I could cut it from matboard.

I started by cutting two of the jars and one of the make it 3D boxes from Matboard, four jars and one of the make it 3D boxes from patterned cardstock. The mushroom top I used the Stampendous’s die and cut four tops from patterned cardstock.

I inked the jars with a tan chalk ink and adhered the patterned cardstock to all of the mat board pieces. I measured a half of an inch up from the bottom on the backside of each jar and made pencil marks. 

I adhered each jar piece to the make it 3D box.

I sandwiched the top of the jars between two of the mushroom top dies and adhered together.

I stamped the circles, door and window on varies pieces of patterned cardstock.

 I fussy cut and adhered the individual pieces together and then added to the mushroom.

I added sequins to the mushroom top, a cord bow, paper flowers and Dew Drops to finish it off. 

Now its ready to store my pencils. 🙂 If you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Also be sure to check back each day to see what each team member creates from Eileen Hull and Stampendous design teams!

Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is awesome and enjoy creating!

Flowers and Lace

Hi everyone! I created this card for a magazine call but it wasn’t selected so I thought why not share? 🙂 The base of the card is 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ folded. I cut a piece of patterned cardstock slightly smaller than the base and I embossed with the Floral Tapestry embossing folder and crumpled the edges of a 2″ x 5 1/2″  of cardstock. I also lightly inked the edges and over the embossed image with gold ink.

From the vellum I cut an Ornate Frame Diecut and glued it off center of the 2 inch strip of cardstock and I also added three paper banners and a bit of trim on top of the ornate frame diecut. I cut a 2 inch piece of vintage lace and gathered it in the center and tied off to create a bow. Next I made bows in cording and gold metallic thread and glued it along with the lace bow to the vellum diecut. I then layered two cream colored flowers, added leaves I had in my stash, button, Dew Drops and to two pearlized pins to finish off the frame.

I printed from the computer the Happy Mother’s Day sentiment, inked the edges and adhered to the upper corner of the card. The card still looked “off balance” to me so I added a bit of lace, button and dew drops to the bottom corner to finally finish off this card. 
The bright side of this card not being selected for the magazine call is I now have a card ready to give when Mother’s Day rolls around. 🙂
If you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Canvas Banner of Love Banner

Hi everyone! I am back to share a banner I created for Canvas Corp’s booth at CHA. I used a variety of canvas shapes as follows: Canvas Pennants, Pocket and Tag to create the bases for a love banner. I spattered and sprayed all of the shapes with the following glimmer mists and glam glitter paints: Cadillac Pink, Wedding Pink and Grandma’s House.

I cut a scalloped circles from Lt Pink Burlap and Pink and Ivory Toile Cardstock to add to the various banner shapes.

I cut the letters LOVE from the Black on Kraft Alpa cardstock. and framed with some of the letters with Pink Lemonade Thickstock and a heart was cut from the Pink Lemonade for the center banner too.

I adhered a Vintage Brass Heart along with pink thread, button and dew drop to the corner of the heart.

On a couple of the banners I used White Mini Bags in a fun way to frame some of the letters along with Lace, thread and Jute.

The medallions for some of the banners are cut from Pink and Ivory Ribbon Stripe cardstock which I punched out and added Pink Lemonade Thickstock circles to the centers along with a button and some Jute.
When all the banners where finished I spaced and clipped with a Mini Lt. Pink Clothes Pin to Waxed Cotton White Cord. There you have it a simple Valentine’s Day banner.
Here are a couple of photos that my friend Jennifer took of my banner being displayed in Canvas Corps booth.

If you have any questions about how this banner was made and put together please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Saturday is wonderful and enjoy creating! 

I am Grateful

Hi everyone and welcome to the Crafty Card Gallery Fall themed blog hop!
We have 9 very talented card makers who have each designed a fall themed card.
If you’ve never done a hop before, it’s a group of bloggers that have joined together. You hop from blog to blog using the links in each post.
Be sure to visit each of the blogs and comment on the posts and follow their blogs. Some of the bloggers are giving away prizes – so you want to be sure to comment so you can be eligible to win. 
You should have arrived from: Kerin Sylvester:  www.onecraftycorner.com
If you didn’t, please go back to the start so you can do the whole hop: http://craftycardgallery.blogspot.com/
Thanks for joining us in the hop!
Your next stop in the hop is: Shawnee Penkacik:  http://www.sunshinythought.com
Here’s the full list in case you get lost:
Kerin Sylvester:  www.onecraftycorner.com
Shawnee Penkacik:  http://www.sunshinythought.com

This card I started with a 5 1/2″x5 1/2″ folded cardbase which I cut a 5″x5″ piece of patterned cardstock, inked the edges and adhered to the cardbase. 

Even though the card looks hard to put together it really isn’t.  I cut the following pieces of patterned cardstocks 3 1/4″x5″, 2 3/4″x5″ and 2 1/4″x5″ and used a decorative punch (5” side) on each piece and then measured 2 1/2″ of the punched edge (the center) and cut with in a 1/2″ of each piece of cardstock. I then “curled” the cut edges around a pencil and then adhered each piece on top of each other to create a pocket.

I used the Doily diecut to cut a doily from off white piece of cardstock, ink edges and then glued to cardbase and inside the “pocket”.

 I cut the big leaves from the Holiday Greenery diecut on off white cardstock. I then inked with a variety of peach, tan, brown, yellow and green chalk ink. I blended the colors together and then wadded and crinkled the leaves up and then shaped the ends with my stylus. I folded down the middle and inked the center with brown ink.

The smaller leaves also come from the Holiday Greenery diecut too. I shaped those with the stylus and then I adhered all the leaves and paper flowers around the “pocket” of the card along with twine which I made a bow out of. I finished off the with a sentiment from Canvas Corp’s Grateful Stamp Set and two little twigs from a tree.

If you have any questions about this card please let me know.

Now for something fun! I will be giving away a goodie bag of things (such as blank cardbases, ribbon, buttons, RN dew drops, sequins, rubber stamp, etc.) that can be used for your own projects and all you have to do is be sure to comment and also become a follower of my blog! Pretty easy peasy huh? I will announce the winner Monday, October 26th. So be sure to comment below and become a follower of my blog for a chance to win!
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Saturday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Journey Tag

Hi everyone! I am here to share a quick tag that could be used as a gift tag on a present for Father’s Day or it could be used in a journal or a beach layout. I had created this a while back and I am just now getting around to sharing.

I cut  1/4″ off of this tag to make it 3 1/8″x6″ in size and then covered with a sheet of the seahorses from the Maritime 6×6 Paper Pad which is the perfect size for this tag. I inked around the edges and added other papers from the same collection which I distressed and inked too. The “Old Salt” and “Journey” images are from the Maritime Mini Ephemera diecut pack. I fussy cut those from the same diecut and adhered to the tag along with a messy bound bunch of thread.

I fussy cut more images from the paper pad and also added some clear sequins and mini flat back pearls randomly around to give the look of bubbles . 

I cut a 6″ piece of Chocolate Waxed Cotton Cord and tied to the top of the tag to finish it off. And there you have it a very simple tag that looks like a lot of time was spent on it but in reality maybe an hour at the most. 🙂
If you have any questions please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Thursday is wonderful and enjoy creating!