Friday, February 27, 2015

Birthday Hat!

Good morning! 
I was going through my photos and realized there were quite a few projects from my reign over at Splitcoast Stampers, that I had never shared here. 
I created this girly birthday hat using my Silhouette.
I added lots of pretty feminine details. 
Lace. Flowers. Glitter. Melissa Frances trim.
A few pearls later and it is the perfect hat for a little girl.
I am looking forward to a 3 day weekend.  Monday will be a "me" day because I am the only one off from school.  
Next week, I will have lots of crafty stuff to share as we head into a new month! So stay tuned!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Chicago Special Parent Magazine!

I know many of you follow me on Facebook, but in case you don't, I wanted to share something fairly exciting!  (At least to me!) ;) 
Cort had an amazing opportunity to be the first teen to grace the cover of Chicago Special Parent magazine. 

Even our dog, Myla got in the photo! 

If you don't follow Cortney's journey on Facebook, and would like to, click HERE!
She would love it if you "liked" her page!
Have a great day!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015


Good morning!
I am off from work today, so I am enjoying a hot cup of coffee before my feet hit the ground running.
Cortney is having Botox in her legs next month and today she has to see her neurologist. So we are off to the doctor once again.
And since the weather in Chicago has been extremely cold (breaking records cold), that I needed a spot of sunshine in my day.
Hence, the bright happy colors!
I am up on the Scrapbook Adhesives Blog today.
I have all the details there on how I created this Hello Shaker card!
I gotta run!
I'll be back tomorrow!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Be Mine!

I forgot completely about this card I made. It was supposed to be for Valentine's Day, but since it is the end of February, let's pretend I made it for a wedding, or anniversary, or something! ;)
Since my room has been clean, I am cranking out projects left and right and this was the result of leftovers I had.
I used a Simon Says Stamp die that has lots of circles. I didn't have the heart (no pun intended) to throw them away.  They were left from THIS card I made with the die.
So I adhered them to a strip of card stock and machine stitched them with gold thread.  
The heart was left over as well and I covered the heart die with gold sequins. I put a bit more of the gold thread behind the heart for interest.  Added my arrow and sentiment from SRM stickers.
Yesterday I was eating a Swedish Fish and it pulled out my crown.
Oh, did I mentioned I also SWALLOWED the crown?
So my dentist told me to try and "fish" it out. (Again, no pun intended!) If you know what I mean, and she will be sure to SANITIZE it!
Guess you know what I will be attempting to do this morning. 
No more Swedish Fish for me.
It's hell getting older!
Have a good day my friends!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Sometimes Simple Cards are the Best.....

Most of my cards are ridiculously detailed. I love adding unexpected touches.  But sometimes, just sometimes less is more. I love my Peerless Watercolors and have had a blast creating pretty backgrounds and such.  And I definitely have a thing for orange/yellow, and pink.
I created a watercolor wash for the background.  I added a strip of glitter tape and a sentiment from Spellbinders.      It was generously coated with glossy accents and glitter. A bit of twine and a few sequins finished off the card. 
As minimal as this chick gets! HA! 
It is another frosty, frigid morning here.
Hoping my van starts so I can get this booty to school.
Wish me luck!
Have a great day!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep

Good morning! It is a chilly -9 degrees here in Chicago! Brrrrr!
The upside is that the kids and I have the day off!
That gives me a bit of time to spend with them, get caught up on laundry and cleaning, and maybe, if I am lucky, do a bit of crafting. 
Of course the reality is that I will be going to school until the middle of June. 
Guess I will worry about that in......June. ;)
I have a sweet little Crafty Secrets card to share today using a new digital set called, Bedtime Kids. 
I colored the image using my Peerless watercolors. Once dry I added a bit more depth with my Copic markers. I cut out the image using an oval Spellbinder's die and backing it with a scalloped oval. The paper behind were scraps that I adhered to card stock on an angle.  I didn't have the heart to throw them away, so they made their way onto my card.  ;)
I added some ribbon and a few clusters of flowers.....or bally thingys....or whatever you call them!
Stay warm my friends!
(Unless you live somewhere which case I am totally jealous!) ;)

Tuesday, February 17, 2015


Some days ya just gotta play.
No design team commitments. No deadlines. 
I had a bit of time yesterday, on my day off, to play around with supplies that I recently rediscovered while cleaning my craft room.  I have a huge stash of felt flowers and never seem to use them anymore. I had this idea that they would look cute tucked under something.
I cut my designer paper (Doodlebug circa old!) on an angle and popped it up with dimensional foam tape from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.  I then tucked and glued my flowers in place.  I used another Dear Lizzy die cut.  I gave it a coating of glossy accents and glitter.  I adhered it in place.  I added a few sequins as a finishing touch.  
Have a great day my friends!