Sunday, March 20, 2011


Hello my friends! It's suppose to be a rainy day here in MN, but the temps are already in the 40's and it's only 7am! You know what that means? SPRING!!!

I love spring... seeing *green* popping up all over, being able to go outside without a big 'ol coat on, listening to kids outside my window riding their bikes. Speaking of bikes...

I had an "ahaaa" moment yesterday. I was looking at my new button dies from PTI and thought "I wonder if the size works with the Everyday Button Bits set?". Sure enough!

(you can click on the image for a close up)

I colored the middle size button with a brown Copic marker, ran it through my mini Xyron and covered it with brown glitter (Martha Stewart). The small, scallop button is covered in pattern paper for the wheel center.

The tag is stamped with Background Basics Text Style in Antique Linen ink (Tim Holtz) and "happy" is from Boo to You.

The papers are all from my new favorite line... Stella and Rose (MME) and the sketch is CPS Sketch #193.

I hope you have a day filled with Spring!

Thursday, March 17, 2011


I ordered some fun stamps from Eat Cake Graphics recently and this guy just cracks me up!

I sure feel like this a lot lately - not in the "sky is falling" way, but in the "life is crazy and how do I get to everything on my list?" way. Thank goodness I have cute images to color and pretty papers to play with to keep me calm! LOL

The papers are October Afternoon and the ribbon is from my ever-growing ribbon scrap drawer.

Hope your day isn't filled with crazies!
Happy St. Patty's Day!

Friday, March 4, 2011

With Sympathy

I lost my last Aunt this week. She was 90, lived a wonderful life and passed away peacefully after spending the evening laughing with her family. What a perfect way to go.

I wanted the last card I made her (well, her family) to be light and colorful.

I had been saving this scrap of paper forever, so long in fact that I can't even remember what company it's from. I just know that I loved it and used every piece.

A white tag for the sentiment (Fillable Frame #11 and Through the Trees both PTI) just didn't work, so I used my Copic airbrush to spray it yellow. Again... didn't work. So, I took a piece of textured paper towel, covered it with Colorless Blender and laid it on the tag. It pulled just enough yellow off to make this great tag! The paper has a similar yellow background, so it matches perfectly. Happy dance!

The gorgeous flowers are Zva Creative (from Starlitstudio) , and the pearls are from my stash.

I think Aunt Marge would have liked this and I hope she is smiling down on me knowing I made it with love.

Thanks for stopping by!