Friday, January 29, 2016

Crochet Flower Clips

Here are some pretty crocheted flower clips I made for the Etsy shop.
Each flower has a felt back with a small clip attached.
Great for use as
~ hair accessories
~ decorative clip on a purse
~ a lapel or scarf clip
~ decor accessories
 If you crochet you can find the pattern I based these on for free at Attic 24
If not - you can always purchase one via


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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Spring Lamb

Sharing a sweet little lamb - all decked out for spring!
She has a pretty pink polka dot bow  with a cute "Spring" tag attached.
New in the Etsy shop this week!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Spring Bunnies

Starting to stock the shop with spring things!
Two soft white bunnies with blue or pink bows tied around their necks.
Each has a little tag tucked under their bow that reads, "Spring"
Here's their cute little button tales.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Horses

For some reason, masculine cards take a bit more time and thought to create.
Probably because so many of my embellishments are "girly."
This set was made using horse stamps from Inkadinkado.
I distressed the stamped image and matting by scraping my open scissors along the edge.

Supplies and tools: Horses (Inkadinkado), brown ink, white/black/kraft cardstock, brown bakers twine, Thinking of You (Stampin' Up), scissors (for distressing edges), ink blending tool

Monday, January 25, 2016

Birds on a Wire

I had fun trying out my new "Birds on a Wire" die from Hobby Lobby.
 I made a set for myself and liked them so much I made more for the Etsy shop.
These bright and cheery cards were so much fun to make!
Supplies and Tools: White and black cardstock, shimmering water colors, Birds on a Wire die (Spellbinders), Just Because stamp

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Coloring Pages to Cards

I'm sure most of you are aware of the current "Adult Coloring Book" trend.
I have always loved to color (my sister-in-law and I used to buy coloring books and color together as "newlyweds." We had lots of fun experimenting with shading and combining colors!)
Anyway, I got to thinking about using coloring pages to create postcards --- especially
 inspirational coloring pages.
I LOVE Karla Dornacher's Designs and was delighted to find two of her coloring books as digital downloads!
(Here's her shop on Etsy)
The awesome thing about them being digital is that I can print them over and over again and make an unlimited amount of cards/postcards!
I printed most of the pages to use as postcards, but while I was experimenting with sizing I got a few too small. No problem - I just turned those into card fronts!
The book (or download) comes with 8 bookmarks as well!
You can color them and use them like they are or mat them on cardstock for some extra stability and color pop!
They make great "tuck-ins" for your cards.
If you're sending to a child or someone else who likes to color - just print and slip them into the card "as is."
I plan to use these for the Shelter: Postmarked ministry!
(The book I bought was "Forget Not All His Benefits"  - she also has one called "Simple Blessings" as an instant download.)

(You can find a page of Karla Dornacher FREEBIES here.)
Supplies and Tools: Karla Dornacher Coloring Book, Colored Pencils, Sharpie Markers, White/black Cardstock, Postcard Stamp, Scallops Embossing Folder (Sizzix)

There are also a lot of FREE coloring pages on-line.
I made the "color-me" kids cards (below) from freebies found here.
Instead of me coloring these before I send them, I'll be sending them in black and white and pairing them with with a gift of crayons, colored pencils, or Twistables.

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Roses of Inspiration
 

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Paper Bag Cards

I've been making quite a few cards of late -- especially since joining  Shelter: Postmarked!
This duo was made from brown lunch sacks.
These are perfect for sending "as is" 
(with little notes tucked inside) or...
... for using as a gift envelope and including little something extra like a gift card or piece of cash!
Here's a little tutorial to show you how I made them:

Supplies and Tools: Paper Bag, Barnwood Pretty DP, Tattered Florals Die (Tim Holtz), Paper Doily, Small Circle Punch, Square Punch, Eyelet Lace Edge Punch (Martha Stewart), Hello Stamp, Script Embossing Folder (The Paper Studio)

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Roses of Inspiration

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Ruffle Tote

I made a second ruffle tote for the Etsy shop
This time i used red and blue fabrics with a strip of white lace
This tote also features a removable crocheted flower accent.
 

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Set Sail

Today I'm sharing a set of masculine cards I made.
I made three different designs using the same stamped image from Set Sail (Stampin' Up).
Supplies and tools: Set Sail (Stampin' Up), Greetings 4 You (Stampin' Up), Vertical Hello, corrugated cardboard, kraft and white cardstock, blue ink,  homemade button card, twine

Monday, January 18, 2016

Shabby Chic Cards

Here's a set of Shabby Chic cards I made for my own personal use.
I love how feminine these cards are with the punched lace, doily, and crinkle ribbon.
Supplies and Tools: Barnwood Pretty DP, white paper doily, homemade crinkle ribbon, eyelet lace border punch (Martha Stewart), Chalkboard Sentiments (Anna Griffin), black ink

Friday, January 15, 2016

Primitive Yarn Sheep

I sold out of last year's version of "Primitive Yarn Sheep," so last week found me making a new set for my Etsy shop.
 These cute little lambs have plush yarn bodies and come with a pretty heart tag and bow attached to one side.
Available for purchase in sets of two - One dark and one light. 

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Shelter: Postmarked

At the beginning of  this year, my friend, Pam, asked me to join her in a new encouragement ministry she was starting called
You can read all about her inspiration for this ministry and her heart for sheltering on her new website.
She's running a give away right now for new members - so hurry over and check it out. 

I'm very excited for the opportunity for using my hobby to encourage others.
Here are a few "color-me" kids cards I created to send to the kids names that we'll be sending to.



Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Ruffle Clutches

 I've been in the mood to sew so I decided to make something "new and fun" for the Etsy shop:
Ruffle Clutches
I have four designs listed so far:
 Pink Polka dots with bicycle ruffle and lining
Blue Damask with Gray/White striped ruffle and lining
Gray and White striped with blue damask ruffle and lining.
 Blue Chevron with yellow ruffle and lining

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