Monday, March 19, 2012


Even though it feels more like Winter today than ever, I’ve been inspired to complete spring’ish projects.  I just can’t use my butterfly punch enough, ya know?  I’m sure we’ll be chasing butterflies and bunnies soon.  Next week starts Spring Break for my kiddos and I though I’d make a little bitty album now and see if I can’t do some Spring Break scrapping on the fly.




This little chipboard album was pretty easy-peasy to complete.  I printed some Elle’s Studio’s “Chic Journaling Tags Daily” (available at coupled with elements made using Elle’s Studio’s “Sweet Summer Papers” kit.  To bind it, I used my Your Story binding machine.


This past Sunday, I was inspired to make this week’s featured card from Lily Pad Cards.  Watching these videos every Sunday really make my day!  My family even watches them with me.  Here’s a link: I didn’t have the exact stamp set, so I used the Wildflowers III font for the flowers and LD Modern Print font for the sentiment and printed them on one of Elle's Studio “County Fair Journaling Tags”--what great colors in that kit!  Then I used Prisma Color pencils with Le Plume markers to fill in the flowers.  Lastly, I applied some glossy accents to the flowers and added i-roc gems.

The "County Fair Journaling Tags" by Elle's Studio can be found at


See what I mean by using my butterfly punch?  I’ve been using that thing like crazy lately!  Oh my word! Echo Park’s This & That Graceful Kit was released recently at  How juicy.  My eyes are so pleased with this kit.  I used a journaling tag from the kit as the base for my card and utilized some 3D adhesive tabs to give the banner some lift and interest.  Some Tim Holtz distress inks were used in the making of the butterfly.

butterfly wings and fairy dust

More butterflies with added fairy dust—yum!  I used some Hero Arts framelits/stamps and Basic Gray paper to make these chipboard butterflies.  I mounted them on a Tim Holtz wood grain embossed tag, put together using some distress inks and pearlized water.


I love printing digital items onto Fabric Stick and making something to use in real life.  When I saw the Fancy Circles Digital Brushes by Jodie Lee at, I knew I wanted to make a pin cushion—I’ve been needing just one more in my crafty area—and this one makes me proud!


Speaking of sewing projects, this is something I’d been wanting to do for a while, also.  Appliqué!  This past month, Samantha Walker released some of her digital die cut kits at  You should check them out!  I used her Floralicious! Digital Die Cut Kit to cut some appliqué from printed Photo Fabric using her Cuckoo 4 U True Blue Paper Pack.  So, not only can I print awesome patterned papers onto Photo Fabric but I can use digital die cut kits from to make appliqué!

Lots of projects in my future . . .

I hope you enjoyed taking a peek at what I’ve been inspired to make lately.  Definitely spring’y.


Winnie said...

Wow..what lovely work you do! I love your Tim Holtz tag..great background and butterflies!! Fun class, eh?

Sandi said...

what a collection of beauty here, great colors and design. hugs

Cassie said...

I saw the pic from this post over on Pinterest and hunted down till I found your blog.

Do you have the tutorial listed someplace else? MousePaperLovely is not active anymore?
Thanks for any help you can give!
casserole14 at gmail dot com