Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Use Your Stash Blog Hop is GLITTER in April

It is time to destash and this month we are using all that glitters. And if you are like me, you have a lot of shiny, blingy, glittery stuff in your stash.

If you have hopped here from Wendy's blog, you are on the right track. Wendy is our blog leader this month, so if you get lost, come back here and click on her link to see a list of all hoppers.

My project uses the Blossom Card Workshop on the Go stamp set and card recipe and a little glitter glue!!

The Brushed paper pack green polka dot B&T makes a great back drop to my sparkly popsicles! A little glitter glue adds the look of dripping juice.

The Brushed pattern paper along the edge is perfect to bring all the colors together.

Remember, I love your comments on my projects!!

Now on to Michelle's blog to see what glitter project she has in store!!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Love the Beauty of Brushed

 April's card class began with the beautiful papers of Brushed and the card recipes found in the how-to book Originals
The recipe Overview page 102 became the start of One Recipe Six Ways --

Each card turned out so unique, from the little black dress friend card to the polka dot Birthday Wishes card.

Remember, comments are always appreciated!!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Easy Like Sunday Morning Memories

Mom and I began our paper crafting fun around 2000. And soon we needed a craft room. Over the years, we have added new organization ideas. When our paper shelves fell off the wall, my late husband put on his thinking cap. He was a frugal man and he came up with a little shelving unit that has kept our paper safe over the years.

He took two closet shelf units and place one a top the other but the trick was to put the top shelf upside down so the tops would create a thick and sturdy shelf for our paper.

A metal bracket along the sides keeps the units in place and they are attached to the wall.

A re-organization is going on, so my paper labels are missing. The sturdy shelf holds most of my cardstock (I keep the neutrals, White Daisy, Colonial White, Cocoa, and Chocolate in a smaller shelf unit next to this one. I will share that later.

 Here you can see the double middle shelf.

My craft room is full of frugal pieces which makes it feel 'lived in' like the rest of my house.

Comments are appreciated.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Easy Like Sunday Morning Memories

It is Spring and many of our plants are beginning to bud and bloom.

 Confederate roses along the top of the fence. Japanese Iris, the first rose bud, and an apple tree full of blossoms -- I love Sprng

Saturday, April 4, 2015

A Little Black Dress Birthday Card

 My little Emily's birthday is coming up and it dawned on me that she is not so little anymore.

In our many just Grandma and Emily talks, she shared her desire to be a fashion designer.

When I saw this pretty colors of the Brushed paper packet, it brought to mind a little black dress.

Using the Artiste Cricut cartridge dress image and shoes from Gypsy Wanderings, I created a perfect card just for my Emily.

Adding texture by embossing the pattern paper with circles. A little shimmer trim and the bottom of the pattern paper were scalloped with the scallop border punch.

To finish the card, I add squiggly lines along the sentiment piece.

And as she knows, she is perfect to me.

Stamp set is a hostess reward stamp set - ready to host! Better with Friends (D1608).

Another set of these cards for my friends is on the craft table now.

I love to read your comments.

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