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!


Sunday, August 10, 2014

Holy COW!

OK, Personal stuff first today:   So, you may have noticed I've been conspicuously absent lately from the blogging world.  Well, there's a reason for that.   Hubby and I are buying a house!  We had planned on doing this in another year or so, but our deadline was unexpectedly moved up.  So, I have been in stress mode getting together everything that I thought I had until next spring to do.  Long story short, we're in the paperwork end of things now, and will hopefully be closing/moving at the end of the month.  This all has just left me with little time and inclination/inspiration to get much crafting done.  Hopefully, once I'm in my NEW craft room, things will go back to a bit more of a regular schedule around here! 

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I have a card to share with you today for the latest challenge over at 613 Avenue Create!  This week our Anything Goes Challenge features the optional twist of creating using the sights/sounds/smells and/or tastes of summer!

I'm working with the adorable "Cowabunga" stamp from one of our sponsors this week - The Stamping Chef!  

For me, summer is always going to be associated with fair time.  And fairs are always going to associated with farm animals, red gingham, and a red, white, and blue color pallet.   I used Pebbles "Americana" papers on my card, along with Rope King jute twine, and Mark Richards self adhesive nail heads.

That country styling of the card needed a little glam-ing up, so I added some Glossy Accents to ol' Betsy's eyes, as well as using my gold Wink of Stella pen, and some red and clear Stickles.

Be sure to swing on by 613 Avenue Create to see the amazing creations of the other design team members!  (We have a couple new teamies and WOW they are talented!!)


Monday, July 28, 2014

YouTube Video: Honeyed Tag

I posted this on Youtube almost a week ago, but forgot to post it here.  Things have been a little crazy, but I should have some good news to share soon!  Just want to make sure everything is official first!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014