Archive | September, 2013

Silhouette Cameo….

26 Sep

Good Morning!  It’s Friday for me thank goodness!  I am looking forward to a few days off to play with my new Silhouette Cameo!  It was my birthday last week and I got the Cameo!  I haven’t even scratched the surface on what this lovely machine can do but this was my first project….

Butterflies 001Butterflies 002How cute is that!?  These lovely butterflies cut like a dream on the Cameo.  I am working on a few other things and I will show them to you once I get them completed.

I am off to work again today so I better get my butt in gear!  Have a fantastic day!


Picture Frame Class…

24 Sep

Good Morning!

This is another quick post for me as I am off to work again today.  I have made up another pretty altered picture frame for a class at The Cutting Garden.  Here’s a peek at what we are going to make….

Frame 001Frame 002This is going to be a really fun class.  I love making altered projects!

I hope you all are having a great week and thanks for stopping by!


Masculine Card Class…

23 Sep

Good Morning Blog Friends!

Happy Monday!  I thought I would do a quick post of an upcoming class at The Cutting Garden.  I really enjoy making masculine cards because I find that they are so challenging.  Not a butterfly or a flower to be seen! LOL!

Lighthouses 001This stamp set is by My Favorite Things… It is an amazing set of stamps and Kim can’t seem to keep it on the shelf!

I hope you all have a great day and thanks for stopping by!




BoBunny Christmas….

22 Sep

Good Morning Blog Friends!

I have been busy getting some classes set up for the up coming weeks at The Cutting Garden.  I thought I would share what we will be creating….

BoBunny 001BoBunny 002

I used the lovely Christmas BoBunny stamp set Kim has in stock at the store.  Of course I pulled the stamps so that the people taking my class have first dibs on them.

I have a busy day ahead of me, lots of chores and some shopping to get ready for work tomorrow.  I hope you all are having a fantastic weekend and thanks so much for stopping by!


Blooming with Kindness…

20 Sep

Good Morning!

Happy Friday to you all!  This is another quick post as I am off to work again today.  I am looking forward to the weekend and spending some time in my craft room!  Here’s a pinterest inspired card that I made a while back…

Blooming with KindnessWhen I saw this card on Pinterest I just had to make it.  It is, in my opinion, totally beautiful!  The stamp I used is from the Blooming With Kindness set by Stampin Up!

Okay…..I am off to get ready for work!  Hope you all have a fantastic Friday!


Sky’s the Limit!

18 Sep

Good Morning All!

Another quick post for me as I am getting ready for work.  This card is a little different than my usual style.  Lots of heat embossing, stamping and inking.  Kim has this stamp set in stock right now… It has lots of little stamps as well as a lovely doily stamp in it.  It works great for card makers as well as scrapbookers….

Skys The LimitThis is a My Mind’s Eye stamp set called Sky’s the Limit!  Fun huh?

Well I’m off to get ready to start my day!  Hope you have a good one!


Altered Box….

14 Sep

Good Evening Crafty Friends…

I thought I would share what I will be teaching in the upcoming weeks at The Cutting Garden….

Box1Box2Box3Altered items are my all time favorite things to do.  I totally enjoy making these lovely boxes and they make really fun gifts 🙂

I hope you all are enjoying the weekend!  Thanks for stopping by!


Picture Frame….

11 Sep

Good Morning!  I thought I would share this picture frame that I made a few weeks ago….


I used my Mariposa paper stack by DCWV which has very beautiful papers.  I used my absolute favorite stencil, Art Is with some modeling paste to create the writing,  Kim has this stencil in stock at The Cutting Garden now and I will be teaching a class in October using it!

Frame2I have been making these frames as gifts, they are very quick and fun to put together.


This is a quick post as I am busy getting ready for work.  I hope you all have a good day and thanks for stopping by!!


Prima Doll….

10 Sep

Hey there!  Yes, this is rare that you end up with two posts from me in one day but I was on a bit of a roll this morning and decided to set an advance post for this afternoon.  This is a birthday card I made up using one of the lovely Prima Dolls…

Prima DollI made my own musical background paper and then clear embossed a flourish and used distress ink to add some color.  The doll was paper pieced to give her a nice pretty patterned dress.

I hope you all are having a great day!


Life is Good!

10 Sep

Good Morning!  I haven’t posted in several days, I have had a busy weekend and have been glued to a new television series in my down time so I have been lazy with posting my crafty fun.


This is a new Technique Tuesday stamp set that Kim has brought in at The Cutting Garden called Life is Good.  I have been playing around with setting up a little Etsy Shop and I am not sure how long I will use this but I thought it might be fun to give it a try.  The link to it is here:  CraftingCottage on Etsy.  I will be adding some things here and there to see how it goes 🙂

I hope you all have a great day and thanks for stopping by!