Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Seasons Givings Blog Hop

Happy New Year!

Thrilled to be a part of Latisha's Seasons Givings Blog Hop again!

You should have arrived here from Sharon's fabulous blog

If not, you'll want to start at the beginning of this wonderful hop which is the Lawn Fawn Blog!

It's a great way to let you know how much I appreciate you! 

Everybody that is participating in the hop has something to give away, now how fun is that?

Thanks to Kelly, I rushed over to HomeGoods/Marshall's/TJ Maxx after Christmas.  I didn't score like she did, but I did manage to pick up a couple 6x6 Christmas paper pads...excellent.  Here's one that I'm sharing with one of you, along with a spool of Martha twine, a glassine bag and a whole lotta wood veneer!

That's not all, I will also have 2 {Medium USPS Priority/Flat Rate} boxes  of goodies to sling out.  I'm doing a major crafting purge this week and this is my motivation to get it done! ← I got it done and they are chock full of goodness!!
{I organized my laundry room, which has crafty overflow...still much more organizing to do!}

Let's be honest, shall we?
In an attempt to make you actually read my post, I'm going to ask that you tell me in the comment field, what your 2014 crafting goal is or perhaps your 2014 word.
Please also add the US state you reside in or the Country, I will have a separate super fabulous prize for my international friends♡

My 2014 crafting goal is 
to be more technique driven

Commenting for my give-a-ways will be open until Saturday, January 4th @ 11:59 pm pacific.

Winners will be announced on my blog, Monday, January 6th.  Winners have until Sunday, January 12th @ 11:59 pm pacific to claim their prize.

Here's the listing of all that are participating this year:

January 2013

February 2013

March 2013

The Girl turns 18!

April 2013

May 2013

June 2013

Senior Picture 
(by the boy)

 July 2013

Birthday Boy
{Super 16}

August 2013

September 2013

October 2013

November 2013

December 2013

I seriously appreciate everyone that stops by my 'lil blog!

Now hippety hop over to Beth's blog

washi hello

I've been pinning quite a bit so I decided to do something about that.

I LOVE this pin.  BIG fan of Kim's work and thought her design was perfect to inspire me to use some of the many rolls of washi that I own.

I kept my design postal friendly.

I like the idea of adding contrasting stitching for interest.  This particular card uses orange, it's vintage thread on a wooden spool

I can't tell you where I can ordered the washi except for that gorgeous wide floral is from a Studio Calico Card kit.  The Hello die cut is Basic Grey and the 'chica' is vintage EAD Designs.

I used the same black and white washi on my second card but threw in some hot pink!  The thread is actually from daiso {Japanese dollar store} on a cardboard spool {a contrast to my orange spool} and is yellow.

The yellow die cut tab is from a Paper Issue kit and the thank you is another EAD Designs sticker.

Can I tell you that I'm the verge of finishing off my 4th spool of washi?  I know, quite the accomplishment!  I don't know why I hoard the stuff...

I'll be back tonight at 9 pm pacific for a special post!

Happy New Year!

Monday, December 30, 2013


Happy Monday!

Bloggin' live this morning.

Don't know if it is the lack of mojo, laziness, vacation mode or indecision that has me slowly crafting.  I spent all morning going through my Feedly, thoroughly enjoying the process but in the back of my mind I was thinking I was procrastinating crafting.

So, I got to it and starting throwing things together.  I love Aqua so I came up with this:

It's no secret how much I love coffee inspired projects...they always 'perk' me up.

I was inspired by

Here are my 'failed' attempts:

I really wanted to use that happy die cut but it, well, didn't make the cut.

All the papers/cardstock ala November/December Artful Delight Card kit!

stamps:  Reverse Confetti

Sunday, December 29, 2013


I'm such a fan of sentiments...love them, can't get enough of them.  Pretty proud of myself as I was able to combine two different manufacturers on this card:

CAS-ual Fridays Exclamations
Reverse Confetti's Bring on the Merry

I'm linking up to


I was really sad to read that this is Paulina's last challenge for the foreseeable future.  

Here is my total time:

The wonderful woodgrain paper is Amy Tangerine/Ready Set Go.  Good grief, have you been following Amy Tan?  Her baby, Jack, is adorable!

I got to tell you, the hardest part of the whole card was putting on the adhesive foam squares....the peel aways drive me insane.  The sentiments are stamped on the white card base and then I adhered the woodgrain panels afterwards.

I've added my For Sale page again...check it out HERE.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

warm wishes

Hello and Happy Saturday!

I can't believe it is already the weekend!  I'm really enjoying my time off and have even managed to sleep in until 6 am, that's a big deal for me!

Here is today's card:

The colors were inspired by Erin's card HERE.

The paper panels are from the November Artful Delight Card kit.  The washi on the left is ala Martha Stewart.  The stamps are Paper Smooches

The heart veneer is Freckled Fawn and I tied everything together with Timeless Twine.

I was inspired by the Paper Smooches Sparks

Thanks for stoppin' by!