Monday, February 13, 2012

Yours Truly


I’m so in love with these little boxes from  They sure come in handy for Valentine’s Day, too.  After helping my children put together their Valentines, I was definitely in the mood to make something for their teachers, too.  These boxes hold Dove milk chocolate hearts and so does my belly!   I also made a home decor project with the same Echo Park Yours Truly collection.  In fact, I only printed three sheets of 12-x-12 patterned papers from the Yours Truly paper and element kits and had enough to make two boxes with tags and the home decor project pictured below.  I’m pretty sure I can even get a card with embellishments with what’s left over.  It’s a great collection---SO cute!


Candy Boxes and Home Decor Frame Set Supplies

Yours Truly Paper Pack 1 and 2 and Elements 2 available at; one-piece boxes svg kit from; Cuttlebug butterfly and hearts embossing set; twine, eyelets, and ribbons.

Last but not least, I went to a baby shower over the weekend with my youngest daughter, Gwendolen, and we had much fun.  It’s been quite a while since I went to one and it was her first time.  She was so delighted to take part in all the games and belong in a house full of women, talking, bonding, and eating cake.

baby girl

Baby Girl Card Supplies

Lily Kate paper by Basic Grey; CTMH grey wool and Hollyhock cardstock; Tim Holtz Pumice Stone Distress Ink, Rock Candy Stickles, and Vintage Market die; Dress die by Sizzix; white embossing powder; Alpha stamps with punch by Stampin’ Up; string, embroidery thread and sewing machine.

Hope you all have a Happy Valentine’s Day.  I’m going to inhale quite a bit of chocolate!

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

More Clean and Simple Cards

Here are some images of cards I’ve completed recently, with the Clean and Simple Card Class techniques and lessons as inspiration, some hybrid and some traditional.  TFL!



Colonial White cardstock, Hollyhock cardstock, and Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, CTMH; Vintage photo, Broken China, and Walnut Stain Distress Inks, Tim Holtz/Ranger; Large Flower Background, Hero Arts; Thanks sentiment, Unity KOM 01/12; White embossing powder and black embossing powder; Watercolor pencils, Stampin’ Up; sewing machine and embroidery thread.


Thinking of You (Hybrid)

Cotton Tail Papers, Samantha Walker,; Heart die, Sizzix; Embossed button punch, Martha Stewart; Butterfly layering punch; EK Success; Broken China, Mustard Seed, and Festive Berries Distress Ink, Tim Holtz/Ranger; Thinking of You sentiment, Hero Arts/Two Peas digital product; Sewing machine and embroidery thread.


Thank You Very Much (Hybrid)

Holly Lane Paper Pack, Ki Memories,; Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, CTMH; Ribbons and Rosettes Cricut Cartridge; Thank You Very Much sentiment, Hero Arts/Two Peas digital product; Festive Berries, Broken China, and Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Tim Holtz/Ranger.

black color pop

Oh Happy Day!

Black and Bamboo cardstock, CTMH; Prismacolor Pencils; White ink; white embossing powder; Wildflower Garden, Hero Arts; Happy Days Clear Stamps, My Minds Eye; Border Punch, EK Success; Button, Autumn Leaves.

water color blocking

It’s All About Love

It’s All About Love stamp set, Unity; White embossing powder; water color paper; Faded Jeans, Broken China, Peeled Paint, and Wild Honey Distress Ink, and Tiny Attacher Tim Holtz/Ranger; Pearlized water; string; Everyday Pop-Up Cards Cricut Cartridge.