Friday, July 31, 2009


Birthdays are a for celebrating! Cake, balloons, dinner, champagne, friends, family, presents and cards! Did you know that I like to make cards more than I like buying them? Yep! I can't get enough and I'm having lots of fun this week making birthday cards with these cool and oh so glittery party hat embellishments from K & Company! So, the next time you're at the craft store, pick some up and have a crafting ball! Someones birthday is coming soon, isn't it?

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Hooked on Early Bird

Oh boy am I hooked on this new Cosmo Cricket line called Early Bird! What gorgeous patterns and colors, and the retro images and fonts! I think I'll be playing with these papers for a while! Here's my first two creations...enjoy! Oh, if you got to get your hands on some of this amazing paper, get over to Archivers. If you rather shop on-line, carries it too.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Make Them Yours

With this kit, you can make these adorable kids' tag style invitations for a fraction of the cost of ordering from a stationery store! For only $1.75 per invitation, you can have handmade quality invitations for your child's party!

I've made it easy by doing the shopping of materials, designing, printing and cutting the card stock for you. These invitations are loaded with details from scalloped edges, die cut tags and circles, dimensional embellishments and ribbon. No special die cutters or tools are necessary, all you need is adhesives such as glue or double stick tape and pop dots if you desire.

Log onto to see the first two styles I've created. And while I'm introducing this new product line, I'm including a free invitation with your purchase of a kit!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Quick & Easy

A lot of people I know don't craft because they don't think they have the time. If you're one of those, check out these two cards I created. They were super simple and so much fun to make! I didn't need to drag out the sewing machine, make my own embellishments or tie fancy bows. The trick? Dimensional stickers! All you need is some craft paper and an adorable 3D sticker or two and you're set! I sell the butterfly stickers in my Etsy shop at but if you're still not convinced that you have the time to craft, the little giraffe card is also for sale.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Christmas in July

I'm getting an early start on my Christmas cards and ornaments and thought I'd share and hopefully inspire you to get started too. Each year I make a handmade card and ornament for our friends and family members and I make a lot of goodies for my Etsy shop too. It may seem a little difficult to get into the spirit of Christmas when the temps outside are sky rocketing, but put on a holiday CD and you'll find yourself singing along and crafting away in no time!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Page Maps

Thought I'd let you scrapbookers in a little secret today...Page Maps. It's an awesome site full of scrapbook page sketches that you can use to help make your pages sensational! The page I made here is from one of July's maps. Becky Fleck is the sites sketch artist and provides sketches for the designers over at Basic Grey. So hop on over to and find create some gorgeous scrapbook page! And cards too!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Mirror Mirror on the Wall

Scrapbook paper isn't just for scrapbook pages and greeting cards anymore. Here's a fun way to use your patterned paper stash and make some great gifts or decor items for your home. I used some beautiful papers from K & Company's Wild Raspberry line for this project. If you don't have the time or you don't think you could make something like this, don't worry! Log onto to purchase this mirror and many other fun decor items.
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