Thursday, March 31, 2016

Bird's Nest Burlap Canvas

I made one of these for my spring display on my piano and decided to add them to the Etsy shop as well.
These burlap canvases are perfect for rustic farmhouse, cottage chic, primitive, country, spring, summer, or mantle decor.
 Easily displayed by hanging, sitting on an easel, or standing up as it.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016


I love the FREE WORD ART over at Word Art Wednesday this week....perfect for making bookmarks to send in my cards for the
I used a floral stamp to add a bit of color and filled in the design with my Scholar Prismacolor Pencils.

This post linked to:

Postcard Love

Today's card has several of my favorite elements:
Distressed postcard
3 D Flower
Inked edges
A fun (and inexpensive) way to distress edges is to scrape your scissor blade along them before inking.

Supplies and Tools: Postcard stamp (Hampton Art), Floral Grande Stamp (Heartfelt Creations), Sentiment Stamp (Stampin' Up), Blending Tool (Tim Holtz), Front Punch (Martha Stewart), Rhinestone

This post linked to:
Word Art Wednesday

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Simply Stamped

I'm not very good at making one layer cards, but occasionally I like to try.
The rose and butterfly were colored and stamped with water based markers. 
It's a fun way to use more than one color on a stamp and has somewhat of a water color look to it. 
(After coloring, breath on your stamp to moisten the ink again before stamping.)

Monday, March 28, 2016

Gentle Thoughts

Sharing a simple card I made by upcycling a Rolodex card and using one of my favorite dies - the Tim Holtz Tattered Floral die!

Supplies and Tools: Rolodex Card, Script Embossing Folder (Provo Craft), Baker's Twine, Tattered Florals Die (Tim Holtz), Frond punch (Martha Stewart), Button

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Spring Hello

Sharing a "Spring Hello" card I made last night.
My favorite part is the little twine nest with "glue dot eggs" in it! 
(For a tutorial in making the faux "dew drop eggs"  click here -- I colored mine with a sharpie marker to make blue eggs!)

Supplies and Tools:  Bird Stamp (Martha Stewart), Paper Work Greetings (Inkadinkado), Home Tweet Home (Hampton Art, Twine, Dew Drops, Sharpie Marker, Baker's Twine, Lace, Blending Tool (Tim Holtz), Brown Ink, Kraft Cardstock, Designer Paper 

This post linked to:
Word Art Wednesday

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Sending My Love

I got the idea for this card from my sister-in-law when she was  here a couple weeks ago.
It's a very simple, one-layer card made by swiping inks across the cardstock and stamping the main image over top. 
Not every card has to be a masterpiece, sometimes less is more.

Supplies and Tools: Colorbox Pigment Ink, Bicycle Stamp (Inkadinkado), Sentiment Stamp

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Easter Card

I made several cards in this design for sending to a few special people this Easter.

You can find the free template I used (for the bunny) on the Simple as That blog.

Supplies and tools: Dictionary Page, Scallop Circle Nestabilties (Spellbinders), Doily Stamp, Versa Mart, Pink Chalk, Chalkboard Sentiments (Anna Griffin), Bunny Template, Victoria Embossing Folder (Provo Craft), Baker's Twine

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Monday, March 21, 2016

Jumbo Dahlia

I love my Jumbo Dahlia stamp from Stampendous!
I stamped them and turned them into a set of pretty spring cards!
I embossed them with white embossing powder and chalked around the edges in a coordinating color. 
I made a matching butterfly and added a sentiment banner.
Looking forward to using this set of five for the

Friday, March 18, 2016

Book Page Envelopes

I've been wanting to try making book page envelopes for some time, and I finally made it to the thrift store to purchase a used kids book to try it on! 
I think I'm hooked -- the next shopping trip will most certainly include more books to recycle into envelopes!
I bought a Winnie the Pooh book with pages measuring 8 x 10 inches and enlarged this template to turn them into envelopes. 
To match the envelopes: I cut some white cardstock into one layer cards and stamped them with Pooh images.
All ready to brighten someone's day with some Winnie the Pooh cheer!
Pam (from Shelter: Postmarked) did a series of envelope inspiration posts last week.
You can find them here:
Stop by her blog and check out all her wonderful ideas!

This post linked to:
Roses of Inspiration


Thursday, March 17, 2016

Welcome Baby JJ

Here's a little card I made to welcome an adorable little nephew to the family!
His mommy decorated his room in a nautical theme with blue and yellow so I made the card to match!
 Welcome to the family Baby JJ -- we can't wait to meet you in person and give you lots of kisses and squeezes!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Bird's Nest Chalkboard

Today I'm sharing a a chalkboard decorated with a handmade bird's nest that I made for my Etsy shop.
 This pretty little chalkboard is perfect for using in your with your spring or Easter things or alongside your rustic farmhouse decor.  
Looks great hanging or on an easel, and comes with a white piece of chalk so you can personalize it with a saying of your choice!

This post linked to:
Roses of Inspiration


Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Spring Decor

Today I'm sharing the way I decorated my piano for spring time!
I'm also sharing links to the free printables I used.
You can find the burlap "He is risen" printable here 
 The Banner is made with FREE Burlap Alphabet Banner download here
and  the flowers can be found here.
I had a lot of fun making this bird's nest burlap canvas using an old dictionary page as a background.
 This little bunny is like the ones in my Etsy shop except he has a blue tie to match my living room!
One of my friends gave me this beautiful little doily basket that I filled with handmade eggs.
The eggs are made with paper scraps, mod podged over plastic Easter eggs!
 (I added some little yellow flowers to the garland)

This post linked to:
Roses of Inspiration

Monday, March 14, 2016

Thinking of you!

Here is a simply stamped Thinking of You card I made to use for the 
I love how the linen stamp adds a bit of interest and "texture" to the background of both the stamped image and the card. 

Supplies and Tools: Linen stamp, Flower Stamp, Thinking of you sentiment, Craft/White/Blue cardstock, Colored Pencils, Victoria embossing folder (Provo Craft), Baker's Twine

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Giveaway Winner!

We have a winner in the spring blog hop! chose Conniecrafter from Connie's Crafty Creations
Congratulations Connie!!
You won a Burlap Bunny Canvas in either pink or yellow.
 Message me your preference along with your address, and
I'll get your prize out to you early next week!

Friday, March 11, 2016

Giga Guildlines - Just Because

Indulge me one more set of guideline cards --
This stamp set is called:
I found a used set for sale on Splitcoast Stampers and have had a lot of fun stamping with it since it arrived!

Thursday, March 10, 2016


This week I'm featuring cards made using Guidelines Stamp Sets from Papertrey Ink.
For this card I stamped the images diagonally with Versa Mark Ink. 
I then chalked over them with purple chalk to make them stand out from the background.
The sentiment is stamped (in Versa mark) and chalked as well.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016


I won both set one and set two on Ebay some time back and have had endless fun combining colors and designs to create my own backgrounds on cards!