Saturday, January 31, 2015

Spring Lamb Shelf Sitter

I decided to "whip up" a little something spring for Our Homemade Blessings.
The end result: a little lamb shelf sitter with a hand-stamped canvas "spring" tag attached to her neck.
You can find this soft pillow in our Etsy shop.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Jump Start Spring Celebration

Our Homemade Blessings is giving away a set of note cards and there will be many other wonderful prizes.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Country Cottage Doily Pillows

I've been wanting to make some doily pillows for some time now.
Yesterday I finally pulled my material stash out and set to work.
I like how the green ticking compliments the floral design on the front.
I made these for the Etsy shop, but almost wish they matched something in my house so I could keep them!

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Roses of Inspiration

Monday, January 26, 2015

40% off Calendars

40% off the last two 2015 calendars I have in stock
(purple checked still available)

Primitive Frame

Here's a new primitive frame (9 x 13) that I remade for my craft room.
I painted the frame a "distressed" black and made the insert from red ticking and burlap.
I had then coffee dyed a mini doily and added a strip of lace across the bottom with... of my homemade buttons cards.
A mini clip makes this a changeable frame -- add a quote, Scripture, or change the photo from time to time.
  Here my new frame hanging on my craft room wall.

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Roses of Inspiration

Friday, January 23, 2015

Spring Celebration and Giveaway

Our Etsy shop is joining the Folkart and Primitive celebration.
(Find more details here)

Our Homemade Blessings is donating one of the prizes...
a set of blank note cards.

Thursday, January 22, 2015


My 12 year old and I spent a fun evening in the craft room this week.
She designed outfits from her Klutz Paper Fashions book and I made cards.
This was one of my favorite creations because of all the textures and fun stuff on it.

Supplies used: Burlap, Dictionary Page, Square Punch, Corrugated Cardboard, Tag Die (Provo Craft), Pearls, Twine, Wild Card Cricut Cartridge, Alphabet Set (Studio G), Journal Card from Sweetly Scrapped

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(Here's the card I cased)

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Thinking of You!

My niece came over on Monday to make cards with me -- it's always more fun to craft with a friend!
Here's one of the cards I made using one of my favorite stamps!

Supplies: Flora Grande 2 (Heartfelt Creations), Script Embossing Folder (Provo Craft), Eyelet Lace border punch (Martha Stewart), Square Punch, Barnwood Pretty (The Paper Studio), Kraft Cardstock, White flower soft

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Curtain Call 
(inspired by the blue and gray in the scarf)

Mod Squad Challenge - CASE a Card
(Here's the card I cased)

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Pretty Gifts

Here's a little package I made up to cheer a friend going through a tough time.
I included homemade cookies and a bottle of Bath n' Body Works lotion.
The bag is a lace punched white lunch sack.
I clipped a decorative close pin to the top along with a free journal card name tag.

 (The set I used can be found here.)

If you don't have the time or resources to make your own clips and bags - check out my Etsy shop.

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Roses of Inspiration

Just Because

A set of mini jar cards I made on a Sunday afternoon - crafting with my niece.
I love the feel the little strip of lace gives these cards.
Building up my personal card stash again since it's nearly depleted!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Decorative Clothes Pins

I had a few extra minutes yesterday afternoon so I made three sets of decorative clothes pins for the shop.
These are great for all kinds of things like:
Organizing the Office
Hanging Banners
Place Card Holders
Gift Bag Toppers
Hanging Photos
Dorm Room Decor
 I'm happy to add a magnet to the back so you can also use them as:
Refrigerator Magnets
Filing Cabinet Clips

Make a set for yourself or to give away OR stop by the shop and  pick up a set of mine!

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Roses of Inspiration

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Just Because

Here's another card from the afternoon (last week) my daughter and I spent with stamps and card supplies.

Supplies used: Embroidery Deep Edge Punch (Martha Stewart), Eyelet Lace Border Punch (Martha Stewart), Flora Grande 2 (Heartfelt Creations), Just Because stamp (Studio G)

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

I (heart) U

My 12 year old and I spent a fun afternoon making cards together.
Here's one of mine -- a Valentine card based on a sketch she chose.

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(White, Embossing, Punch, Patterned Paper)

Monday, January 12, 2015

Mini ATC Valentines

Here are some little ATC style valentines I made over Christmas vacation.
Each features a strip of gingham fabric, a piece of dictionary page, two glittered hearts, and a stamped retro image.
This set is available in our Etsy shop and comes with a set of stamped envelopes.
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Kraft Journal - Take Your Pick 
(Glitter, White, & Patterned Paper)
Color Throwdown #324


Saturday, January 10, 2015

Crocheted Heart Magnets

I made a set (of 3) heart shaped magnets to sell in the Etsy shop.
They all have the same core, but I added a lacy finish to the "camo" one and an extra round to the burgundy one.
This isn't the exact pattern I used (I printed mine off a year or two ago), but here's one similar (from Planet M Files) if you care to make your own.
OR you can purchase a set of these in our Etsy shop!

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Roses of Inspiration Link up #2

Friday, January 9, 2015

Mini Valentines

Mini Valentine Cards
Perfect for a sweetheart, friends, or maybe the grandkids!
Features lace, embossed heart, and a tiny red bow.
Comes with heart stamped envelopes -  available now in our Etsy shop.

Thursday, January 8, 2015


A set of simple valentine cards for sale in the Etsy shop.
Supplies used: Kraft cardstock, red felt, ric rac, a script embossing folder, and love sentiment.
Set of 4 with envelopes!

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