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Tuesday, March 29, 2011


I had so much making these for a girl I met on the Cricut messageboard.  I made a stationary box that had a drawer.  I added an easel card to to the top with a calendar.  Inside the drawer I put a altered pen, some stick pens and a small altered journal.  This definitely seems like something I will be making more of!

Thanks for lookin!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Happy Birthday Kimi!

I have had the great pleasure of getting to know an amazing lady & crafter from the Cricut MB named Kimi!  Today is her birthday and I had to make her a duplicate of one of the cards I had done previously on my blog (because she loved it) ;) awwww!  Also, she has suffered, like many of us are, with Michaels clearancing out their pearls so I am enabling her with the pearl pen that I simply love love love! 

Happy Birthday Kimi!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Topiary Stick Pin Cushion

This weeks Fashionista Friday challenge over at "The Shoe" is to use distress ink, flowers and bling! 

 I have completely fallen in love with stick pins and have tons of them (either that I made or from swaps) and need a decorative place to house them all.  Actually this one is for a swap - but I am in desperate need of something like this for myself.  I made the topiary using a small Styrofoam ball and I used hot glue to attach some paper roses (from  I used homemade glimmermist made with perfect pearls and distress ink reinker (tattered rose).

The stick is actually 6 12" wooden skewers glued together and wrapped in ribbon.  The base is another small Styrofoam ball wrapped in batting.  Using a grommet tool I made a hole in a 4x4 square of fabric that I had on hand and then attached a grommet to keep the hole open and prevent the fabric from fraying.  The fabric is then wrapped around the batting/styrofoam ball and secured with a few hand stitches.

The pail is from Michael's and I attached the pin cushion with some hot glue.  I added a ribbon bow and a large white pearl.  I simply love how it turned out.

Stop on by "The Shoe" and play along this week!

Thanks for looking! 

Monday, March 21, 2011

Hang in there....

I am so glad that the weather was crummy here this morning in Virginia Beach - as it gave me plenty of time to play with my copics and a few images that I have been simply dying to ink up!  This super cute image is a digi stamp from Whimsy stamps - called "Hang in there" and can be found here

Copics used for this image:
Body:  G99, G94, G82, G40 & Cheek: R20
Shell:  E47, E44, E43, E41, E40
Branch: E49, E47, E44
Leaves: YG99, YG97. YG95
Flower: R85, R83, R81

Cardstock - from my stash
Stickpin: handmade by me
Spellbinders: Labels 12

Thank you so much for looking!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Butterfly Kisses

I recently purchased the sizzix bigz butterfly #2 die and right away I knew that it would be perfect for this weeks fashionista friday at If the shoe fits.....scrap it!  This weeks challenge is to use March's birthstone - Aquamarine.  I layered the butterfly with light blue card stock and vellum and then ran them both through the cuttlebug using the devine swirls folder.  The designer paper used is DCWV Sweet stack.

Thank you so much for looking!  Hop on over to If the Shoe fits......Scrap it to check out this weeks challenge!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Graphic 45 clock & address book

I have been having so much fun makin clocks out of paper mache boxes!  The are so cute to sit on a shelf and also serve as some added storage.  I finally cut my G45 Romantique paper (only held onto it for months - ha ha).  I omitted the clock face from this clok - simply adding pearls at the 12, 3, 6 & 9 hours - I wanted to the paper to speack for itself.   I also made an address book out of the same cardstock that I simply love - it is so true that the cardstock definitely makes the project ROCK!

 front cover:
 Front inside cover (has a pocket to hold stamps)
 Back inside cover:

Thanks so much for looking!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Well wishes!

Surprise!  Another Elisabeth Bell image - this one is wishes from Belles and Whistles.  Simply beautiful!
Copics: Skin (E11, E13 E21, E25), Hair (C3, C5, C7, C9), Dress (BG09, BG07. BG01) Well (stones - W1, W2, W3, W4, W6, W7 & wood E25, E27, E29), Grass, stems and leaves (YG97, YG95, YG93), Sky (B00, B000, B0000), Flowers (R89,R85, R83, R81
Cardstock: Stampin' Up)
Nestabilities: Oval and scalloped oval
Stickpin: handmade
Misc: primas, ribbon & brads from my stash, icy white pearl pen

Thank you so much for looking!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

I simply love the Cricut Cartridge - Kate's ABCs - it is full of such cute images.  I made this card using scraps of cardstock and ribbon in my stash.  Brown sharpie markie used to add some shadows and pink chalk used to add some blush to her cheek.  Flower is a daisy from  The image is at 3.5" - Spellbinders Label 16 is used for the background.

Thank you so much for looking!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Lots o' luck

Stop on by If the shoe fits....scrap it! To check out this weeks fashonista Friday challenge (FF# 70).  Each week they offer an amazing challenge!  This weeks theme is St. Patrick's Day.  Here is my take on the challenge.

Image & sentiment:  Designed 2 Delight - Lots O' Luck
Copics:  see above picture for colors used
Cardstock: from my stash
Misc: spellbinders circles & lacy circles, viva dark brown pearl pen

Thank you so much for looking and don't forget to stop by and participate in the challenge!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Happy Birthday Theresa!

Image:  Lemonade anyone? - Elisabeth Bell
Card stock - Stampin' Up
Copics - colors used pictured above
Brad: Stampin' Up
Flowers -
Sentiment - Stampin' Up
Stick pin - handmade

Thanks so much for looking!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Thinking of you.....

As if I need another addiction!  I have fallen completely in LOVE with Elisabeth Bell images!  When I saw this one I simply had to get her and about 8 others - LOL!

Colored with copics: (see picture above for colors used)
Primas & ribbon from my stash
Card stock: Stampin' Up
Nestabilities - labels 15
Cuttlebug folder:  Plum Blossom
Sentiment:  from dollar stamps

Thank you so much for looking!