Friday, August 3, 2012

Samantha Walker New Release Day 2!

Today is day 2 of JustRite's new release by the talented Samantha Walker. For my project today I used the new set, Botanical Swirls Labels.  When I saw it, it reminded me of little picture frames.  So I went with that idea in mind!  I wanted to create a fun, bright summery frame.  I stamped each of the frames in shades of yellow, orange, blue, and pink.   

You know the theory, "Less is More?"  Yea.  That didn't apply here.  I added.... and added a crazy amount of stuff!  Sequins, doilies, rhinestones, twine, doilies.........Thicker stickers.....apparently my theory is, "More is More!" ; ) 

I debated about putting a back on to my frame, but I ended up leaving it open.  I like the airiness of it. 
Here is the set in its entirety!  
Be sure to pop on over to the other designer's blogs for more inspiration!  
Sheri Holt
Marisa Job
Kellie Fortin
Darsie Bruno
Michele Kovack
Heidi Blankenship
Angela Barkhouse
Barb Schram
Eva Dobilas
Kathy Jones
I attended an opening celebration for 2 Doctors in our community.  We attended to congratulate them as well as celebrate an accomplishment for the “Changing the Face of Beauty” campaign.  We are so thrilled that these two Doctors see the beauty we see in all of our children. I am honored that Cortney (seen in picture behind me with Patty), was part of this campaign. Katie (pictured with me) and Steve are amazing people who are hoping to change how people look at our children. It was lovely to meet the other parents and these two doctors.  
I can honestly say that I am a lucky, lucky gal.  Between the crafting community, the special needs family and friends, I am surrounded by incredibly caring people. 
My heart is full.
Have a blessed day!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Samantha Walker New Release Day 1!

Good morning to you!  JustRite has another new line of stamps by the very talented Samantha Walker!  I loved working with her stamps because they are so feminine and French inspired.  (Totally up my alley!) I used her Ooh La La French Frills set.    I also used the coordinating French Frill dies to cut out the dress form and labels. (Love that!) I wanted to create a sort of dressing room feel to my card, so after creating my dress form and adding tulle to the skirt, I thought I could make the labels that come with the set into dressing room doors. 
I took pieces of vellum and did an accordion fold and attached it behind my labels. Voila'! Dressing room doors! 
Be sure to stop by the other designers' blogs today! 

Thank you for asking about Kyle!  He is doing okay.  He still looks a bit like a chipmunk, but he is starting to eat soft foods and his sassy self is returning! ; ) So he must be feeling better! LOL!

Off to have lunch with my mom and sister today!
Have a great day friends! 

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Amazing Paper Grace Day Two

Today is day two of Becca Feekin's Amazing Paper Grace Line.  I knew the flowers from the Vintage Filigree Fancies' set would be a perfect match with the Tim Holtz Distress Markers.  I used a Direct to Rubber technique to get this soft water colored look.  After it was dry I stamped the sentiment with black Memento ink. 
I used Spellbinder's circles and petite scalloped circles to matte my water colored flowers.  I used a bit of green ribbon, and a bit of string topped with a pearl.  
I hope you've enjoyed yesterday's projects because today is "round" two! ; )  Be sure to check out what these creative minds have come up with!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Amazing Paper Grace August Release

Hi there friends!  For the next week, JustRite's Designers are going to knock your socks off! We have projects using the new stamps that were released just in time for CHA! Did you know that Becca Feekin has her own line of stamps with JustRite?  Amazing Paper Grace is the name of her line.  It is so "Becca."  It is reminiscent of her beautiful and elegant style..... 

I used two of her sets here.  I used the Vintage Filigree Fancies set for the top of my jar and the round tag. The jar itself was wrapped in burlap and some red gingham ribbon. I also used the Vintage Alphabet Soup set to wrap the tube in.  So what's in the jar? Votive Candles!  And inside the tube I've placed the stick matches. 
I found this little plastic strawberry container at Target in the dollar section and am totally kicking myself that I didn't buy at least a dozen of them! ; )  I filled it with paper strawberries cut with my Cricut and the Spring Cottage cartridge. I did some with red paper and several in book print paper. The smaller kraft  tag was stamped in Versamark and embossed in white. It is part of the Spring Rose Medallions set. 
Here is a close up of the tube using the Vintage Alphabet Soup set. 
I just love all the creams, reds, and browns here......feels like a country basket!
Here are the two sets I've used today! 

Be sure to check out what the other designers have created using these gorgeous new stamps!

Sheri Holt
Debbie Olson

Kyle did have his wisdom teeth out yesterday. Unfortunately, they were all impacted.  He is a bit sore and isn't eating a whole lot, but hopefully in a day or two he will be back to his sassy 15 year old self! ; )

Have a great day my friends! And as always, thank you for stopping for a visit!

Monday, July 30, 2012


Good morning to you! It has been a busy weekend of redecorating and painting our basement. Our house was built in the 50's when knotty pine was all the rage. After 20 years of living here we decided to paint it and redo the room. I will post before and after pics when it's all done. Let me just say.....what a difference a coat of paint can make! 

 I have a Crafty Secret's card to share with you today. It is the new Cutie Cat Stamp's set.  I colored these cuties in with my Copics.  I distressed the edges a bit with brown ink and added a bit of glitter with my Spica pen. 
The scalloped square was cut using a Spellbinder's die.  I added the sentiment and some string tied into a bow. 
One of my very good on-line blogger friends, Paula Moser Drew made this adorable T-shirt for Cortney.  I love how she chose pink and made the little gal to have short hair with a headband! So stinkin' cute!

And since I chose to spell Cort's name differently, it is difficult to get personalized stuff for her, so this just made my day! : )
My poor son is getting his wisdom teeth, all 4, out today! Ouch!  So I will be on mommy duty today. Hopefully, it all goes well, without too much pain!
Have a great day!