Monday, March 28, 2011

No Sentiment

Sometimes I have a hard time deciding where to put the sentiments on my cards. Today was one of those days. I just couldn't make it fit! So, I didn't. I found a really great sentiment to put on the inside of the card and left the front free. Works for me!

I used Webster's Hollywood Vogue mini papers on here. And a bloomer, some netting and a new pin. LOVE them.

Then I stamped and decorated the inside of the card.

Oh, and there's a doily. I can't seem to stop using those things!!

That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

So. Tired.

What a week it's been. I'm beat! I drove 3 1/2 hours to Long Island for a funeral on Tuesday and turned around and drove back today. It was wonderful spending time with one of my best friends in the world, but it was also so draining and sad. I went straight to work today and have to drive to the other end of the state tomorrow. Then, there's baseball all day Saturday and a scouting event on Sunday. I really just want to crawl into my scraproom and create, but I can't! Soon, I hope. Especially since I've got a big deadline coming up.

Anyway, I just wanted to share a couple of things. This first card uses Webster's Country Estate papers. Love them. I glittered a doily and added a sparkler and some of the funky Hollywood Vogue silver trim.

This next one is a fun card I made using some My Mind's Eye Stella and Rose doily stamps. I stamped them, cut them out, cut notches into the tops and turned them into butterflies. The paper is Sassafrass, as are the stickers.

That's it for tonight. I can barely keep my eyes open...
Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, March 20, 2011


Happy First Day of Spring! You know what that means, don't you? Rita's free water ice!!! If you live in the Philadelphia region, you can hit any Rita's and get a free regular water ice. Our family LOVES Rita's. As a matter of fact, the one closest to our house openened last week and we've been twice already. Yummm!! We'll be there again today, for sure. It's a tradition!

Speaking of tradition, I love making cupcakes. Especially for my little guy. I let him pick out what kind to make and he usually even likes helping me decorate a few. Last year, we made Peep Cakes, little Easter baskets filled with peeps, green coconut 'grass', jelly bean eggs, and a Twizzler handle. I took them to school and the kids loved them.

This layout highlights these adorable cupcakes. Webster's Spring Market was the perfect papers to use for it.

I did a lot of handcutting and layered things foam adhesive. It was really fun page to make!

April is the birthday month in our house. Ryan, Pulu the kitty and I all celebrate them between April 3 and 9th! There's lots of presents to be wrapped. If you want some fun gift wrap ideas, head over to the Vintage Street Market blog. We're showing you how to use the papers in creative ways!
I did a whole collection of kraft wrapped presents decorated with Party Games. Here's a peek at one of them.

I'd love for you to stop by and see the rest!

Have a great first day of Spring! And thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy Birthday, Shabby Tea Room!

The Shabby Tea Room blog is one year old this week! Time sure does fly! To celebrate, Debbie has been having a week long celebration and I'm thrilled to be a part of it.

I created this birthday card for my guest designer spot this week.

It uses lots of Prima goodies - Annalee paper and rubon, Calcutta flowers, fairytale roses, Annalee flowers and some pearls. To shabby it up a bit, I painted the metal in the flower white.

The crinkled ribbon is from Kimberly Tracy.

This was a lot of fun to make. I used a die cut paper that I had to create the shape.

There are a ton of giveaways going on over at The Shabby Tea Room, so play along this week for a chance to win!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Vintage St. Patty's Day

It's St. Patty's Day week. And you know what that means. Time to wear green, eat cornbeef and cabbage, and chow down on Creme de Menthe kisses. Yes, I discovered, they do make them. And that are amazing!! Imagine - girl scout cookie that melts in your mouth. I had to hide them because I was eating too many.

So, I decided to make a cute little project to go with my kisses. Vintage Street Market's vintage St, Patty's Day kit was perfect for it!

I started off decorating this cute little basket that I got at AC Moore. I added some of the vintage papers and made the rosette from the crepe paper that came in the kit. The shamrock sticker was perfect to place in the center.

I layered lots of goodies from the kit onto the tag. Another rosette and a vintage leprechaun sticker top it off.

That's pretty much it. I have plenty of goodies leftover from the kit and will probably make another couple of tags to give to Ryan's teachers.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

March Color Challenge

Cindy posted our March color challenge project on the Emma's Blog this week. We all did projects based on a lovely photo that has lots of apple green in it. Here's what I came up with:

I pulled out some of my Creative Imaginations banana leaf paper and used it for the background and butterflies. Then I added some Prima butterflies, a hambly transprency, a star covered with german glitter glass and a tag stamped with a Kaisercraft stamp. It was really fun to layer on all of the goodies.

Check out what the rest of the team did. And if you're inclined, play along with the challenge!

That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by!

PS- We are going to be in Seattle this summer. Any suggestions for fun things to do. Aside from seeing the original Starbucks, I have no idea what I want to see!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Prima Fun!

Today I have some fun Prima projects to share with you. But before I do, I wanted to let you know that they are doing some great giveaways on their Facebook Page. Stop over and friend them to join in the fun!

The first page I wanted to share today is something I made for the CHA booth using the new masks. This was so fun and easy to do. I laid the mask onto the paper and spritzed it with Patina Glimmer Mist. Then, I added the photos and embellishments.

Finally, I traced the edges of the design with Stickles. It's so glittery up close and personal. :)

This next project was my page for February's Build a Page contest. I decided to scrap our Valentine's Day tradition. I always make a big dinner and we have it in the dining room. I place little treats for Fran and Ryan on the chairs and when we come in to eat, they get to open their surprises. And I always get a beautiful dozen roses that adorn the table.

My final page today is the one I made for March's Build a Page contest which is going on right now. Check out the Prima Blog so you can play along and see the rest of the beautiful pages the team made.

I'm so ready for spring, so I decided to make this page reflect that. Pansies are one of my favorite flowers because they are the first ones I get to place in the pots on my doorstep. I'm hoping to be able to do that soon!

That's it for today. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a peek. Have a great day!

Friday, March 4, 2011

It's Friday!

Just a quick post today to share a page and let you know about a giveaway going on over at the Webster's Blog. If you haven't been over there lately, you should definitely go. Brandin is really beefing things up, including the fact that she will be doing a giveaway EVERY Friday. So head over and see what she has in store for today!

Each month we do a layout inspired by our Guest Design team member. This month, we are joined by the talented Sarah Mullanix. I had so much fun with this one!

These pictures were taken in a booth at Ryan's Winter Carnival. We had fun with them and I wanted the page to reflect that. I used papers and embellishments from the Yacht Club, Wonderfall and Spring Market lines.

That's one of the things I love about Websters. Everything coordinates so well!

So, be sure to head over to Inspire Me to check out Sarah's gallery and see what the rest of the team did. It's amazing!

And, don't forget to hit the Webster's Blog for today's giveaway. AND speaking of giveaways, be sure to check out the links at the top of my sidebar to see how you can join in on the two challenges going on for March. It's another way to win some yummy Webster's goodness.

Have a great weekend and thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


Hi! Can't believe it's Wednesday already and it's been almost a week since I posted. Oops. sorry!! Seems like I can either spend a lot of time on the computer, or spend time creating. So, this past week was spent in my scraproom.:)

I have a mini album to share with you today. I've always stayed away from minis a) because I never felt like I had enough pictures to fill them and b) because I dont' have the patience for them! Well, I decided to take a stab at one and I'm so glad I did. I think I'm a mini-album convert now! I had about 45 pictures of Ryan's birthday party and wanted to do something with them.

Here's the result...

I used Teresa Collins' birthday line on here. I love how bright and fun it is. I also mixed in a bunch of Jenni Bowlin goodies, which go perfectly with it.

The little pom-poms are Glitz. I wasn't sure what to do with those when I got them, but I love how they look wrapped around the spine.

The inside pages are pretty simple. I let the photos take full page and embellished them accordingly. I once heard that you should have something to unify the pages on a mini, so I cut a row of of stars and placed it on each.

Since I had had too many pictures to place on the pages, I used the mini envelope die cuts as holders for photos. I trimmed the pictures down a bit and placed them in the envelopes. That way, we could pull them out and look at them. I'm definitely doing this trick again in the future!

All in all, this album came together so quickly and easily. And the best part? Ryan has had so much fun looking through it and remembering his special day!

So, now I'm trying to decide what I can make a mini of next!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. :)