Tuesday, December 20, 2011

HUGE Sale at IHP!!!

Beginning today (Dec. 20) IHP is doing an end of year inventory blow out with savings up to 75% off on some products! Hundreds of items on steep markdown including:

  • Unity Itty Bittys only $3.25
  • All other Unity sets $5-$7 (that's 75% OFF!!!)
  • All 6x6 pads only $3.50
  • All Echo Park and MME 12x12 kits 50% off
  • All Hero Arts sets (including die and stamp sets) 50% off
  • Lawn Fawn 50% off
  • Market Street Stamps 50% off
  • All My Cute Stamps 50% off
  • All Technique Tuesday, including Ali Edwards sets, at least 50% off
  • All Lifestyle Crafts nesting dies only $12
  • All Spellbinders Nestabilities only $12
  • 3D Embellishments $0.50 - $2
  • Zva bling only $1

and much, much more! Check the sale page for more amazing deals!

Sale will run while supplies last or until New Year's Eve.

So what are you waiting for? Go shop!


Sunday, December 11, 2011

Good stuff!

It’s been a busy baking weekend. I know lots of my friends were busy baking holiday cookies, but my baking was for other purposes.

This afternoon we threw my daughter-in-law a virtual baby shower. She’s out in Michigan, and the rest of us, well, aren’t. So a few family and friends had gifts shipped to my son’s office so he could sneak them into the house, and we all gathered via Skype and surprised her. Gotta love modern technology! The bulk of us were at my sister’s apartment, so of course there had to be food involved! And of course I had to bake something…

You may know that my son is married to a fabulously talented (and sweet and lovely) children’s book illustrator who goes by the nickname “Chicken Girl.” They’ve been referring to the baby (due anytime in the next few weeks) as Chicken Nugget. Hence:chickie-popsCan you think of a more fitting goodie for this particular baby shower?

And more baking. Tomorrow is my friend/co-worker’s birthday. Something yummy is in order:
PBswirl-cupcakesChocolate cupcakes with a mini Reese’s cup baked into the center. Topped with the most incredible vanilla buttercream, which I swirled with some peanut butter. And in order to NOT eat the rest of the candies, I cut them in half and topped the cupcakes with them.

Now I have to mention this buttercream again. I thought I had tasted great buttercream before. Then, a week ago or so, my daughter’s sister-in-law, Morgan, posted a recipe on her blog for what she calls Fantabulous Vanilla Frosting. The blog entry is linked here, and you MUST check it out, as well as the rest of her blog. First of all, she’s insanely talented. But really, you just have to make this frosting. To. Die. For.

OK, gotta go clean up the mess. And mentally prepare myself for Monday. Ugh.


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

i {heart} papers and Market Street Stamps blog hop!

Welcome to the i {heart} papers and Market Street Stamps combined teams blog hop! We're so excited to have you join us, and we know you're in for a real treat!
You should have arrived here from Brenda Weaver’s blog. If not, visit Kate's i {heart} papers blog to start from the beginning. You'll go from there to the blogs of our designers and finish up at the Market Street Stamps blog. If you get lost, both company blogs have the complete list of links. And make sure you read this post carefully, because there’s a discount and a GIVEAWAY involved!
about i {heart} papers:
i {heart} papers is proud that we recently celebrated our 3rd anniversary in October. We’ve grown by leaps and bounds and have not strayed from our core principle of stellar customer service with FAST and FREE shipping. You ALWAYS receive free shipping with your $50 US order/$150 CAN order with no gimmicks or restrictions like so many other companies, and orders are almost always shipped within 24 business hours. We’re thrilled to be hopping along with the MSS team today and to be carrying the MSS line of stamps. If you’ve never ordered from us before, please mention that you learned about us on this hop for a free gift with your first order! Please visit us at www.iheartpapers.com, “like” us on Facebook, (where you'll find over 1900 other IHP fans!) and follow us on Twitter (@iheartpapers). If you order by Wednesday midnight EST, all MSS sets are 15% off! Leave comments along the hop to be entered in a drawing to win one free MSS set. The more you comment, the more chances to win! You have until Wednesday at midnight...winners will be announced on the ihp blog on Friday! Enjoy the hop!
about Market Street Stamps:
Market Street Stamps, LLC, was founded in January 2010 by Angelica and Jorge Suarez, a husband and wife team who create unique stamps made from peach-tinted photopolymer, the best available on the market today! Market Street Stamps' goal is to produce durable, high quality designs that you'll turn to again and again! We are thrilled to be hopping with i {heart} papers and their incredibly talented design team today! Be sure to "like" us on Facebook for the latest releases and project ideas from our Design Team!
about my card:
The sentiment is from Essential Holiday Elegance, and I used the Flurries background stamp on both the background panel (in white) and the sentiment layer (in Aqua Mist). I stamped the sentiment layer before I removed it from the die (Nestabilities Labels 8). The background panel is tied with a piece of white herringbone glimmer ribbon and the card is adorned with a snowflake that I die-cut from a sheet of white glitter paper. I used the Dimensional Dots Assortment Pack to hold everything on (LOVE those things!).
From here, you're headed to Deb Felts’ blog. Enjoy the hop! 
Remember to order your MSS from ihp before Wednesday to get the 15% discount! Thanks for your comments!

Saturday, November 26, 2011


This little drummer boy is just too cute!

drummer1 I wanted to use a modified version of this week’s FTL #168 layout, and thought this little guy would be just the focal point. He’s part of Lawn Fawn’s aptly named Pa-rum-pa-pum-pum set, along with lots of other really cute images that could be used for things other than Christmas cards. I curved the sentiment to match the contour of the circle (love that about clear stamps!). If I were to make it again, I’d move everything down a little in the circle.

The patterned paper is from S.E.I.’s Corinne paper pad, which was not intended for Christmas cards at all, but the colors were so pretty!

I got the stamps, paper, Copic markers and Nestabilities  from Kate at i {heart} papers, who is still having her awesome Black Friday Sale. You need to go check it out, because it’s only on until tomorrow!


  • Black Friday sale valid Wednesday 11/23-Sunday 11/27.
  • 25% off EVERYTHING storewide (in stock items only, not valid on gift certificates) using code (min. order $35): black25dt
  • 10% gift certificate bonus. IHP will add an additional 10% of the value of the gift certificate during this sale.
  • 25% discount does not apply to Gift Certificates. Gift Certificates need to be ordered separately from merchandise.

Happy shopping!


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

It’s beginning to look a lot like…Thanksgiving!

Gobble, gobble! Every year in recent memory, I’ve made some kind of table favor for the Thanksgiving table (except for last year, when I made turkey cupcakes for dessert). Usually it was something crafted out of cardstock and filled with some kind of chocolate. This year, since I got a cake pop maker from my son and DIL (♥♥♥) for my birthday, I decided to make special cake pops for the occasion.

turkey-pops-closeup These guys (who will be wrapped up in cellophane) will grace each place at the table, and I’m guessing they won’t last until after the meal.

Despite a slight mishap (I dropped a whole tray of finished ones on the floor!), these were a LOT of fun to make! They are not the usual cake pops that are made from mushed up cake and frosting and then formed into balls. These little (chocolate) cakes are baked in balls and then dipped in melted chocolate.

The heads are Sugar Babies candies, the beaks are colored mini chips, and the wattles are little candy hearts. The cake decorating supply store was out of tiny candy eyes, so I had to improvise – these are little white candy confetti circles that I used a black edible marker on. I think they came out cute, if a little deranged-looking!

I had a few left over cake balls, so I decided to make a few sitting turkeys.
sitting-turkeys They’re just attached to individual candy melt disks with some melted chocolate. The middle one is adorable; the two outer ones look they escaped from the turkey loony bin!

OK, gotta get back to my preparations! Doing a mini-Thanksgiving dinner here tomorrow, and a big one at my dad’s with more of the family on Friday. I will miss having my kids with us this year, but when they’re all grown up, sometimes it just doesn’t work out. Maybe next year we’ll all be together!

Wishing all of my readers a wonderful Thanksgiving, with all the trimmings!


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

IHP Design Team Challenge: SRM Mini Calendar Stickers

This month our Design Team Challenge focuses on a particular product, one that I was very excited to see at CHA this summer: the Mini Calendar Stickers by SRM.

I decided to create a piece of wall art with mine. nov11DTcalendar I have a red accent wall in my dining room, so I made it to coordinate with that. Starting with a 12x12 piece of red cardstock as a base, I cut 2.25” squares (the size of each sticker) of white cardstock, onto which I adhered the calendar stickers, and 2.25” squares of different papers from the Black & White Timeless pad by Kaiser Craft. The first square, with the year, was stamped with numbers from the Mint Motif set, I’ve Got Your Number.

Here’s a close-up of one corner:

I found the stickers very easy to work with. They come in two different styles (same size); this is the Decorative Style sheet. I might have to get myself some of the other ones to play with…

To frame it, I found a really reasonable solution at the photo supply store, Adorama. They happen to be a few blocks from my office, but they sell this frame online also, and it’s just over $5. Yes, I said $5! It is a plastic frame (comes in white too, I think) with a glass front. It’s perfect for this, and for displaying treasured scrapbook pages as well.

I can’t wait to see what the rest of the Design Team did with these very cool stickers! Won’t you join me as I hop around?

Thanks for visiting!


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sometimes you just wanna color…

even (especially?) when you’re supposed to be doing a million other things. I’ve had a couple of the floral images from Paper and Such for a little while now, and I’ve been a little intimidated to color them. Yes, I’ve taken the Copic certification class. Twice. But you really want to do these images justice. Today I just couldn’t wait any more.

poppies-thinking-of-you The coloring is a little more nuanced in real life than I could capture in the photo, but I think you get the idea. Took me over an hour to color them, and I decided to just trim it down and mount it simply on a light blue card. No other layers or bling. Let the image speak for itself. I’m happy. Way behind on everything else, but happy.

Enjoy your Sunday!


USE those patterned papers!

We all have them (well, my paper crafting readers, anyway). Those gorgeous sheets of 12x12 paper that we just HAD to have because … well, because they were so gorgeous. We didn’t know exactly what we would do with them, but we just KNEW they would be perfect for … well, something.

I’ve been going through my stash of gorgeous papers and using very simple layouts to make bunches of cards. For example:
juliette-butterfly-birthday This uses a piece of paper from S.E.I. I think it’s from the Juliette collection, but it’s irrelevant -- any piece of beautiful paper with an all-over pattern will do. This one is just full of shimmer and texture, as so many of the S.E.I. papers are. A layout like this will give you 6 cards from 1 12x12 sheet of paper (plus some scraps of coordinating papers for the scalloped trim and punched piece). Add a little bling. Change up the sentiment as needed. Make a set of Thank You cards, or make an assortment. Box them up and give them as a gift.

Here are some more examples (I’ve been a busy girl!):
pink-butterfly-set These use paper from the Basic Grey Porcelain collection. Again, 6 cards out of each sheet. I made 2 each of Thank You, Happy Birthday, and Thinking of You.

Want to get even more out of a sheet?

floral-thankyou-setpaisley-thankyou-setThis layout will give you 9 cards (cut 4x4) out of a 12x12 sheet. Add a 1/4” strip of coordinating cardstock, and stamp a greeting. I think this is also from S.E.I., but I’m not sure. Again, it doesn’t really matter – there are tons of gorgeous papers out there (of course, my favorite source is i {heart} papers).

Insanely simple. It’s all in the paper. You know you have it. USE it!


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

IHP October DT Challenge – Fireworks!

This month our Design Team was treated to a wonderful new product from Tsukineko called Fireworks! It’s a water-based, acid-free and non-toxic shimmer spray that coordinates with the Memento ink pad colors. We’re all using them in our projects today.

I wanted to keep the thoughts of Katie Renz and her valiant battle on the front burner (honestly, it’s nearly impossible to get out of my mind), so I used another one of the digital images that is being sold to raise money for her family. This one is the mermaid that was designed by Marianne Walker. I thought that the Pear Tart Fireworks would be perfect for an underwater kind of background.

katie-mermaid I printed the image and sentiment out, and sprayed it with the Fireworks. I did it inside a carton to contain any spray mess from getting all over the place. I printed the image a second time and colored it with my Copic markers, and fussy-cut it to adhere on top of the sprayed image. Unfortunately, I couldn’t, no matter how I tried, get a picture to show how beautifully shimmery this stuff is! You’ll have to use your imagination a bit. Oh, and I also used some Stickles (Icicle) to add some sparkle to the mermaid’s tail and the little stars in the sentiment.

Before I added the Stickles, I cut the piece out with Nestabilities, embossing it with that fabulous new No More Shims Embossing Mat. I glued a layer of green cardstock onto a white card base, and covered it with a piece of printed vellum I had in my stash that was perfect for the watery scene. The image was then popped up on some Dimensional Dots. Once it was all put together, I put the whole thing back in the carton and gave it another shot with the Fireworks to give it just a little bit of subtle shimmer.

Kate will be giving away some Fireworks to a random commenter ON TODAY’S DT POSTS so the more you hop and comment, the more chances you have to win! Winner will be announced on Friday so you have until Thursday 9PM EST to leave those comments!

Here’s the roll call:

  • Carolyn (you are here)
  • Deb
  • Gretchen
  • Kendra
  • Loretta
  • Lori
  • Lynn
  • Tracy
  • Kate

    Have a shimmery day!

  • Monday, October 10, 2011

    Swimming for Katie – A Blog Hop & Fundraiser


    From October 10-12 some of the best stampers are joining together to support and encourage our friend and fellow stamper, Katie Renz, who is currently battling inoperable gastric cancer. If you're not familiar with her story, Katie’s cancer started just before Christmas last year. This young, beautiful, healthy, vibrant mother of 3 with her infectious smile was suddenly diagnosed with an inoperable cancer, virtually overnight. A few tummy aches and then stage 4 gastric cancer. Her first post about it is here. The idea of “Swimming for Katie” came from her recent post here.


    All of the patterned papers here are from the Sweet Owl pad. I pieced the character from one of them and colored the tentacles with a Copic marker and then went over them with a Spica pen to give it a little shimmer. There are some little glitter dots of Stickles on the crown and at the tope of the wand. I cut strips of some of the papers and diagonally covered the card front. The waves are cut with a scalloped Nestabilities die.

    This exclusive stamp used in my sample, designed by Becky Oehlers is available as a clear stamp, as well as a digis or a dig and SVG cut file. 100% of the profits go to Katie's fund to help her and her young family. Her husband Kevin and her three young children need our help and support. In addition to the Keep Swimming Octopus, Marianne Walker and True =D Doodle Designs both also donated digis that are for sale.  Direct donations are also being accepted. Information central is HERE. This is a permanent page that will stay active at i {heart} papers with current information and the full 3 day blog hop listing, as well as the donation button. 

    Here are all the items available for sale.

    Keep Swimming Octopus
    Peachy Clear stamp

    $5.50 with free shipping
    Keep Swimming Octopus DIGIstamp
    $3.00 with instant download
    Keep Swimming Octopus DIGIstamp with SVG cut file
    $3.50 with instant download
    Keep Swimming Ribbon Fish DIGIstamp and DIGIpapers
    $5.00 with instant download
    Keep Swimming Mermaid DIGIstamp
    $3.50 with instant download

    I hope you will join me in supporting Katie through a purchase or donation. The following is a list of everyone who has projects posted today. I hope you will be inspired by them and moved to purchase or donate. If you would like to send Katie a card, her mailing address is:

    Katie Renz
    PO Box 5913
    Bellingham, WA 98227-5913

    Thank you!

    Now go check out all of the other stellar stampers who are participating in today’s round of this amazing collaborative effort:

    AJ Otto
    Carolyn Mustopa (you are here!)
    Dawn Burnworth
    Deb Felts
    Gretchen Belknap
    Heather Jensen
    Jen del Muro
    Julie Ranae
    Kate - i {heart} papers
    Kendra Wietstock
    Lisa Johnson
    Loretta Lock
    Lori Tecler
    Lynn Mercurio
    Marianne Walker
    Michele Gross
    Stacy aka Twinshappy
    Tracy Schultz
    Debbie Olson
    Cindy Lawrence
    Cindy Haffner 
    Julie Koerber
    Christine Okken
    Tammy Hershberger
    Danielle Kennedy
    Barbara Anders
    Makiko Jones
    Ashley N Newell
    Shannan Teubner
    Taylor Usry
    Jen Tapler
    Jenn Balcer
    Jenny Chesnick
    Jess Larsen
    Jessica Knutsen
    Jimmi Mayo
    Joan Bardee
    Joan Ervin
    Julia Aston
    Julie Day
    Julie Ebersole

    Wednesday, October 5, 2011

    IHP Logo Color Challenge

    ihp3bdaycc As part of the IHP Birthday Bash, we’re having a color challenge using the colors of the IHP logo. And such pretty colors they are! We would love it if you would join us in making a project of your own (upload to your blog and link to the Mr. Linky on today’s posting of the IHP blog, upload to the IHP Facebook page or an online gallery with the keyword IHPBB2011). Deadline to enter is Saturday 12pm EST.

    Here’s my card. This shows how you can use stamps and paper intended for Christmas on a birthday card:
    IHPbdayColorChallenge That cute little smiley package is from the Lawn Fawn set called Pa-rum-pa-pa-pum, and the paper is from the Basic Grey pad Eskimo Kisses. The packages are colored with Copic markers to match the paper and IHP logo (BG01, RV23, G82). I glittered up the packages with some Icicle Stickles and popped the piece up on the patterned paper-covered card base with some of those super-sticky Dimensional Dots. The greeting is from an old Hero Arts greeting set. A very simple but adorable birthday card, and a great way to get extra mileage out of your holiday stuff!

    Check out what the rest of the Design Team did, and don’t forget to play along for your chance to win a prize in the random drawing!

    And remember, in celebration of IHP’s 3rd Birthday, use the code 3bday for 20% off everything in the store through 10/7/11. No exceptions or exclusions! And as always, free shipping with your $50US/$150CAN order.

    Happy day!


    Saturday, October 1, 2011

    In honor of WCMD

    Here are a couple of cards I made for World Card Making Day using goodies that I got from i {heart} papers.

    A little back-story about my card making: Long before she started i {heart} papers, Kate was my first real introduction to card making, waaaay back when I contacted her to hold a SU workshop for me. She quickly thereafter became my upline, and now, all these many years later, she is one of my dearest friends and I hold her singly responsible for all the money I’ve spent on papercrafting stuff, as well as for all of the many wonderful friends I’ve made through the craft. She runs a rockin’ good business, and I’m so proud to be even a marginal part of it.

    Anyhoo. This first card uses the stamp set Chubby Chums, and paper from the Sweet Owl paper pad. That pad is so full of gorgeous papers with all kinds of glittery and shiny goodness. Love it! pink-woo-hooAs you can see, I did some fussy cutting on this one. After I stamped the image on the patterned paper and colored it with a few Copic markers, I cut out the eyeballs separately and attached them. I popped the image up on a Fleur de Lis Pendant piece. There’s a strip of Fuchsia Faux Suede ribbon behind it.

    The next card is great for using up scraps of paper. fine-and-dandy-birthday-tieThese papers are all from the Fine & Dandy True Blue pad by My Mind’s Eye, which I don’t see in stock at the moment, but any coordinating papers would do as well. I cut the edges with the Long Classic Rectangles Nestabilities to get the small scalloped shape I wanted. Some punched stars highlight the stars in one of the papers, and they’re blinged up with clear Kaiser Craft rhinestones.

    We’ll see if I can get any more card making done today. Stay tuned!


    Happy World Card Making Day – IHP Style!

    NEW_WCMD_2009 There really is a day just for us – and it’s not just National, it’s for the whole WORLD!

    And how awesome is it that this month Kate is also celebrating the 3rd birthday of i{heart}papers, and there’s a whole WEEK of festivities planned. How can you join the celebration?

    October 1 - World Card Making Day! Make a card and upload it to the IHP Facebook wall and show off some products you've gotten from IHP. All entries will be eligible for a Facebook exclusive giveaway! Use code WCMD2011 for 20% off everything in the store. No exceptions or exclusions! And as always, free shipping with your $50US/$150CAN order.

    October 2 & 3 - Facebook giveaways. Send your crafty friends to like IHP and have them tell Kate you sent them!

    October 4 - secret Facebook happening (won't be announced until that day) with THREE gift certificates being given away.

    October 5 - IHP Logo Color Challenge. We would love if you would join us in making a project of your own (upload to your blog and link to the Mr. Linky on the IHP blog, upload to our Facebook page or an online gallery with the keyword IHPBB2011). Deadline to enter is Saturday 12pm EST.

    October 6 - more Facebook giveaways!  Send your crafty friends to like IHP and have them tell Kate you sent them!

    October 7  - Facebook giveaways and Operation Julie's Smile blog hop.  Hop along for your chance to win a $20 IHP gift certificate or one of the other amazing prizes donated for Julie's fundraiser.

    ALL orders placed during the Bash (Oct 1-7) will be entered for your chance to win the grand prize $50 gift certificate drawing on Monday.

    Refer a friend who orders at least $25 and have them mention you in their order comments and you each receive an extra entry!

    Winners will be announced on Monday, October 10 (evening)

    What a way to celebrate!


    Tuesday, September 20, 2011

    IHP DT Challenge: Something New

    The theme for this month’s i {heart} papers Design Team challenge was pretty loose: all we had to do was use some of NEW stuff that Kate’s been getting in from the Summer CHA buying spree. Not difficult at all, if you ask me!

    There are soooo many gorgeous new paper pads that the challenge for me was deciding which to use. I wanted something that would work for a masculine gift, since I’ve been doing so much girlie stuff lately. The colors in the Breeze pad from My Mind’s Eye were so deliciously different from what I’ve been using lately that I couldn’t resist playing with them. And I took full advantage of the fact that in these collections, all the papers are meant to work together. So I used as many as I could at one time in this patchwork-style treat can (paint can from my stash) and matching birthday card.

    IHPseptDTchallenge For the oval panels, I used some of the new Lifestyle Crafts (Quickutz) dies – the Nesting Oval and Nesting Lacy Oval ones. And to give it a more masculine look, I cut the lacy oval shapes from self-adhesive Corkstock. It cuts like a dream and is perfect for something like this!

    Oh, here’s a hint when you’re adhering paper to curved surfaces like this paint can: roll the piece of paper over the edge of a table to give it a bit of curve before you stick it on. It makes things much easier! I used my favorite decoupage medium for this job – Royalcoat satin finish.

    The image and text for both of these are from an adorable oldie but goodie set that Kate still has in stock – Changito Baker. I just used some scotch tape to omit wording from the stamp when I did the card. Cute Changito is colored with Copic markers.

    Make sure you check out the New Items page at IHP. And if you already have some new stuff and want to play along with us, just upload it to the SCS or PCP gallery with the keyword ihp0911.

    Now go see what the rest of the fabulous design team did with the new stuff:

    Happy hopping!


    Saturday, September 17, 2011

    Crochet Madness!!!

    There probably isn’t a craft I haven’t dabbled in at some point in my life, or at least tried my hand at. Some stuck; some lasted a month or two and faded away. I started crocheting when I was very young, and have picked it up now and again through the years. Recently I was tempted to play with yarn again. Take a look at what I’ve made over the last few weeks and see if you can figure out why…

    pink-buntingA snuggly little pink bunting, and

    lilac-pistachio-seta little sweater set with not one, but two hats. I couldn’t make up my mind.

    Yup! My son and daughter-in-law are gonna make me a grandma, and it’s a little girl!!! I’m so excited I could explode! Baby isn’t due the beginning of January, though, so we’ve got a while.

    In the meantime, once these were done I started looking at what else I could crochet, and found this entire world of something they call Amigurumi, which is basically little crocheted animals and things. I decided to start with this little Chinese rabbit called Tuzki. He has pipe cleaners in the arms and legs, so he’s sort of posable.

    tuzki-dollI’ve got lots more patterns downloaded – this is gonna be fun!

    Anyhow, lots to get done this weekend that does not involve a crochet hook, so let me get moving!

    Have a great weekend.

    Sunday, September 11, 2011

    Not yet, but I’m ready!

    No, it’s not fall yet, but there’s a definite hint of what’s to come in the air. I have a love-hate relationship with fall. On one hand, the temperatures are milder, there’s a clean crispness in the air, and my birthday falls smack in the middle of it. On the other hand, it means winter is coming; that alone is enough to make me dread the fall.

    Anyhow, while I’ve been taking the last couple of weeks away from card making and revisiting my old hobby of crocheting, summer has definitely slipped away (if not officially, then at least atmospherically). It made me want to revisit my favorite autumnal paper pad that I got from i {heart} papers from last year – SEI’s Moonrise. And the gorgeous embellishments (which Kate still has a couple of in stock) that coordinated with the papers just begged to be used with this week’s Clean & Simple FTL #157 layout.

    happy-fall-moonrise While I was digging through my older stuff, I found this Stampendous set called Happy Everything, which is really a little gem (and which Kate also still has in stock). A little snippet of brown satin ribbon finishes it off.

    Will I send this card to someone this fall? I’d like to think so, but my track record thus far is not good when it comes to actually putting cards in the mail. Anybody else out there have that problem?

    Happy everything,


    Sunday, August 28, 2011

    Feel Better, Cupcake!

    When I saw the sketch for the FTL155 Challenge this week, it reminded me of a made-up bed for some reason. Tonight I sat down to play, and this is what I came up with:

    feel-better-cuppie I’ve been loving the Miss Nelly paper by Kaiser Craft (I’ve used it a lot lately – I’ll show you later), and this Doctor’s Orders stamp by Taylored Expressions was perfect for paper-piecing with it.

    A few Copic markers, a little ribbon, and it was done!

    Here’s the sketch with the link if you’re interested:






    Off to bed now – it’s been a crazy weekend, following a crazy week, and I think tomorrow’s gonna be a little crazy too!