Archive | April, 2012

Easy Organizational Tip….

29 Apr

Hi Again Blog Friends!  I have a fun little organizational tip to share with you tonight!  I need to thank Kim from The Cutting Garden for this fantastic tip that is really working for me!

I have been collecting some of Tim Holtz distressed ink pads, they are so popular and I am slowly learning how to use them….  I have purchased the inking pads and I needed to somehow label them so that I don’t mix up my inks and use the same pad on different inks.  Kim suggested I use Velcro and attach the pad for each color ink to the bottom of the ink pad! SOOO Simple and SOOO useful!!!  I have a picture to show you…

I bought a strip of self sticking Velcro from Walmart and cut a piece for each of my ink pads.   So Easy!

I hope you find this tip helpful!  I really did!

Thanks for stopping by!

Hello Doily….

28 Apr

This is one of the most beautiful stamps I have ever used.  We are doing a class soon using this stamp along with a few more beautiful background stamps at The Cutting Garden, check out the June class calendar for crop details.   These cards just make me happy…. Pretty, Pink and lovely butterflies… Yup, I definitely have to buy this stamp, Kim was kind enough to lend it to me but It is a definite keeper 🙂

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!


French Scroll Punch Around the Page…

28 Apr

Good Morning Blog Friends!  Happy Saturday 🙂  What do you think of this beautiful punch around the page set?  It is one of my favorites!  I find that is is very versatile, you can use it for masculine cards as well 🙂

For this card I used the punch around the page set in two sizes…. 3.25 in and 5 inch and punched both squares and layered one on top of the other.  These sets are very easy to use but you really have to make sure you get your measuring right, once you have done that they will punch perfectly for you every time!  Kim just got a bunch of these sets in at The Cutting Garden and she is ordering new ones regularly!  This makes me very very happy… and also a little broke LOL!  Oh well 🙂

I hope everyone has a fantastic day and thanks for stopping by!!!

Just Playing Around….

27 Apr

My Mojo is on vacation these days…. I can’t seem to jump start it either?  Oh well *shrug* I’m sure it will sort it self out eventually.  I have a ton of half finished projects in front of me and I have been fixated on trying to finish them and I can’t seem to get anywhere with them so I tipped them all in the garbage and cleaned off my work surface.  *sigh of relief*  That feels better! LOL!!!  Here’s a cute little set of cards I made playing around with the Stampin’ Up! Elegant Lines embossing folder that Kim from The Cutting Garden was so kind to lend to me….

These were super easy to put together and quick as well!  I love to make quick and easy cards these days… I have been making sets lately for some reason.

Thanks so much for visiting!

All Occasion….

26 Apr

Hello Blog Friends!  I have a quick little card to share with you tonight….  Simple and no stamping involved, just some butterflies, lace and ribbon.  I saw this design on Pintrest and I just had to make one….

Like I said, this is a quick easy card to put together 🙂

I hope everyone is having a great night!!!

Flourishes – Botanical Bookplates Vol. 1

24 Apr

The new Flourishes Stamp Sets have arrived at The Cutting Garden!  I couldn’t wait to get mine home and ink them up!…

I bought both Volumes of these stamps with the matching die.  They are just lovely!!!  I am entering this card in this weeks Timeless Tuesday challenge! 🙂  We are playing Flourishes Bingo!!! 🙂

Supplies for this card are as follows:

Flourishes Botanical Bookplates Vol. 1

Martha Stewart Wild Flowers Punch

Plain white & Pink Card Stock

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Today I Celebrate You….

23 Apr

Happy Monday Blog Friends!  I have another card to share with you….

I am entering this card in the Fussy and Fancy Friday challenge.  We have been asked to use punches and dies!  I love this card layout and use it often, it is easy to put together and no matter what color design paper you use, it always looks lovely.  I love the look of black and white cards.

Supplies used for this card…

Recollections Black & White Paper Pad

Recollections Border Punch

My Minds Eye Stamp Set purchased from The Cutting Garden


Handmade Pin

Sentiment Stamp – Just Rite

Thanks for stopping by and have a great evening!!