Friday, January 20, 2012

Use your Stash Blog Hop!

Hello! If you are coming from Joy's blog at you are in the right place!
Here is a layout I made with a pattern from Reflections and "It's aGuy Thing" paper. I am in love with this paper and have tons of it. Iam trying hard to CONSUME and not CONSERVE! I love how this pattern got a lot of pictures in of various sizes and how the pictures were offset by the great colors. Now, head on to Michelle's blog at

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Use it or Lose It

My goal is to start using all my stuff that I have accumulated and to try new patterns! Here is one of my new favorite layouts! I used scraps of patterned paper I had, a layout from Reflections (one of Close to My Heart's great pattern books) and then pictures I have never scrapped of my son. The edges of the squares are distressed and then I added some bitty crystals for fun.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Use it or Lose it!

My goal is to start using the huge amount of supplies I have on hand and to finish some projects! This layout was made with Close to My Heart's "You and Me" kit. I love how it fits in with my son's new dreams...the pictures were taken by the amazing Laura Veno (Laura Veno photography: this summer and I am still in love with them!

Project Night

I have a great bunch of ladies that get together once a month to do a crafty project. This month, we did Valentine's wreaths using Close To My Heart's Art Philosophy Cartridge. The flowers were cut from random red, pink, and patterned paper at 3 inches and 2 and 1/4 inches. The finished products are beautiful and look amazing hung just about anywhere. The examples shown were hung on front doors.

I had a request for instructions so I am adding them! First cut a lot of lowers from Close to My Heart's Art Philosophy Cart. This is the flower that is attached the the fleur de lis cut and it is cut at 3 inches.

Then, begin rolling your flower. The color you want to see rolls to the inside! Start on a skewer and roll the paper right on top of itself. The tighter you roll, the tighter the flower will be.

Roll down to the base. This will hold the flower up. Make sure you do not roll the base!

Let the flower go. It will loosen up and look more realistic. If your middle is too tight, twist the middle paper to the left to loosen it up.

Now you are ready for glue. Put a generous amount of liquid glass on the base. Push the flower down and hold for a moment or two.

Now you have a finished flower! For the wreath, I suggest getting a group done, then gluing. Smush the flowers together because the more full the wreath is, the better it looks. Start with the flowers cut at 3 inches and then fill in with the flowers cut at 2 1/4

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Rock On!

My son is going to a 16th birthday party...I made this tag with "You Rock" stamps. I used a regular tag and added Kraft for more depth and color.

Happy Birthday

I needed a "masculine" birthday card this week so this one is made with background stamping and in blue...

A fun thank you

A cute thank you card made with Grace paper and "A Little Birdie" stamps