Friday, April 18, 2014

Sweet Happiness

Welcome to the Turtle Soup Blog Hop
We've got lots of Spring inspiration as well as prizes so make sure you stop by each blog.
Here are the details:
~ Sweet Happiness ~
The sketch I followed for this tag called for a diagonal striped design. I decided to go for something a little different and made a shaker with three compartments. The bicycle reminds me of the sweet freedom I felt as a kid while I was riding around. Once Spring hits and the snow melts, out come the bikes!!!
Bingo Card:Teresa Collins
Polaroid Frame:Farmhouse Paper
Bicycle Charm:Michaels
Trim:Tim Holtz
Twine:Twinery, MME
Sequins:Greenbriar International
Debbie Sanders for SG Create
Blog Hop List
for the last piece of the puzzle.
Here is my piece of the sketch:

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Life is a Gift

Today it is all about Flowers, Spring, and Easter.
~ Life is a Gift ~
Eiffel Tower images have such lovely vintage appeal that ribbon roses were natural additions to this card. I used 3-in-1 punch #910 with flower details to make the doily.
Paper:Kaiser Craft, The Paper Company
Circle Cutter, Punches:Kreaxions
Here is the blog hop list: 
Ginni Wooster Rowland Gass
Stop by each blog and leave a comment for a ballot to win a randomly drawn prize.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Embellished Apron

May Arts Ribbon Retro Color Craft Challenge

When the Ribbon Lady announced the latest theme I decided to embellish a black, pin striped apron. I was THRILLED to be chosen to participate.
Once again I was sent four lovely shades of ribbon.
After a little stitching and gathering I had an assortment of Ribbon Roses. I attached them in a strand with bead or brad centers.
 To keep my new arrangement in good condition I added jump rings at either end and in the middle. Then I used safety pins to hold it to the apron.
I love the bright contrast of the orange ribbon against the black apron.
Now I'll have to actually do some cooking!!!
Stop by the May Arts Blog and see what every one else did!!!

Monday, April 7, 2014

almost 13 TEEN

Paper Girls Challenge #53
In honor of my oldest daughters birthday, todays challenge has a variety of options.
Check the blog for all the ways we want to see your creativity bloom.
~ almost 13 TEEN ~
13 years ago today I brought this gorgeous girl into the world.
She's thrilled to start out her teen years and she's got plans. But first item on her list is getting that all-important facebook page up and running. Good luck, sweetie, and welcome to the drama.
Paper:Echo Park, October Afternoon, Basic Grey
Numbers:American Crafts, Rusty Pickle
Title:Silhouette, Ariel Font
Tiny Type:My Little Shoe Box
Sequins:Lawn Fawn
Trim:May Arts Ribbon
File Tab:Bella Blvd
Modeling Paste:Liquitex (tinted with Dylusions)
This layout is also my entry for
Back Porch Memories May GDT Challenge.
Becky Fleck for Back Porch Memories

Saturday, April 5, 2014


Stop by the SWAT blog to check out the bingo choices.
I picked horizontal line #4.
~ Accepted ~
March 1st I received my acceptance letter into the Master's OT program at UND. I've been waiting for the final word that all my hard work had paid off. I was pretty excited when my envelope arrived!

Close-up of photo collage:
To make this layout I shrunk and reprinted the acceptance letter for the folder file insert. I also photo copied the first few lines of the letter, with the all important phrase,
"you have been accepted".
Paper, Chipboard, Die Cuts, Tag:Farm House Paper
Stitching Accessories:WeRMrk
Paper Clips:Stash
Modeling Paste:Liquitex
Tiny Type:EK Success
 Bev Code

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Starring Silas

Practical Scrappers Layout Sketch
This month Christine's sketch has LOTS of horizontal strips. But I'm not feelin' the layered paper look so I pulled out my twine and crocheted a fishing net.
~ Starring Silas ~
My son was particularly thrilled when I came home with the Bella Blvd shark paper. He claimed the scraps so don't expect to be seeing them on any upcoming layouts!!!
Paper:Echo Park, Bella Blvd, Recollections
Twine:Two Berry Creative
Bark Stars:Prima
Star Punches:The Paper Studio, Recollections
Washi:Target, MME
Sentiment:Scrap Calligraphy (Silhouette Font)
Stickers:Farmhouse Paper 

Monday, March 31, 2014

Paper Girls 2 Year Celebration

Paper Girls Challenge Blog Hop

We are celebrating 2 years with a blog hop and $25 Gift Card from Creative Embellishments.
 Creative Embellishments carries wood veneer shapes, chipboard, and stamps. Please give them a big thanks from The Paper Girls over at their blog or facebook page.

For our hop today we have created projects that have a Celebration theme and that use either wood veneer or chipboard shapes. The celebration I've highlighted is the first day of school.
 ~ the Wheels on the Bus... ~
As soon as I saw the Readers Gallery Layout Sketch in the February issue of SG Create I new I wanted to replace the hearts with letters. I have plenty of alphas that are missing too
many letters or no longer match my style. Setting them up
vertically on chalkboard paper enhanced the school
theme and gave them "new life."
Paper:Farmhouse Paper, Darice
Wood Elements:Prima
Cork Chevrons:Denise Parcells
Border Punch:Kreaxions
Alpha:American Crafts, Basic Grey,
Echo Park, The Paper Studio
Allison Davidson for SG Create
And here's the hopping order:
                         Charity <<you are here

Stop by the Paper Girls Challenge blog to enter the Raffle Copter Giveaway. You have through Friday, April 4th to enter to win the gift certificate.
Good luck!