Thursday, September 18, 2014

I Repeat, Thank You

Oh so much going on in the last month or so!  We are all moved into our new house and somewhat settled (outside of the DISASTER of a garage, but I'm pretending it doesn't exist right now).  Of course, my personal priority was to get my craft room up and going again.  I had legitimate reasons though!  We had 7 birthdays in the course of a week and a half - starting just a couple days after we moved!  So, I HAD to get to a point of being able to work - even if I still feel like its an organizational mess.  If you're interested, I've been posting a few sneak peeks here and there of my house over on Instagram.

Bad cell phone photo, but a little "thank you" package I had put together.
A cardstock box, filled with homemade cookies, and a card.
There have been so many people to thank in the process of all of this, I needed a quick and simple card design.  I decided to go back to the card I made at Christmas, and use it as inspiration for something.  The end result was something using similar elements, but has a completely different feel.  

I cut a small rectangle from some scrap card stock, and then wrapped it with several coordinating washi tapes from my stash.  (I believe most of these are actually from Dollar Tree.)

I then used a bit of Papertrey Ink vellum to create a little belly band.  I stamped one of the Papertrey Ink  Keep It Simple Thank You Mini Stamp Set stamps with VersaMark, and then used a Recollections sparkle embossing powder to heat emboss it.

I didn't get a photo of the inside of the card, but I just added a couple strips of washi to the inside to coordinate with the outside.   And that was it!  Super simple, quick, and easy to do multiples.


Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014


I finally have Internet again!   I have a ton to catch up on, but there should be a new card post from me very soon! 

Sunday, August 24, 2014


It's time for another challenge over at 613 Avenue Create!   This time around, the optional twist to our Anything Goes challenge, is to create a Post-It Note holder.  We have several amazing artists providing prizes this week, so be sure to come over and check it out!  
I was able to work with this adorable image from All Dressed Up stamps this week.  I colored her up with my copics, and used my Sillhouette to cut a scalloped circle mat for the image.  Her wings were coated with my clear Wink of Stella pen, and then I frosted the edges with a bit of clear Stickles as well.  

I created the base for the Post-it holder out of lilac cardstock - and I kinda faked my way through it.  The first time I cut it out it was WAY to huge, so it took some trimming and finagling to get to the final box.  I used My Mind's Eye Collectable: Memorable papers to dress up the box and create the little pen loop.

I cut the butterflies out of some coordinating card stock scraps with a Paper Studio punch, and then coated them with my WoS as well.  I adhered them to the project, and added some matching pearls that I dug out of my stash.

I'm always looking for a scrap of paper to write notes to myself, so I think this will be a super cute and cheerful addition to my desk.  Please come over to visit us at 613 Avenue Create, and see the other AMAZING creations by my teamies.

Have a great day!