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Stampendous Dragonfly Vine….

5 Jul

Good Morning!  Happy Friday!  I am so pleased it is finally Friday, I work today and then I am off for a week on Vacation!  I can’t wait to go in to work and get it done!  Summer came all at once here in Halifax… It is stinkin hot here but thankfully we have air conditioning so when I find some time next week to spend in my craft room I will be nice and cool.  I have another 6 x 6 card to share with you using the Stampendous Dragonfly Vine stamp (that Carol snatched right out of my hands and bought a couple of weeks ago).  But no worries… I stole it back! LOL!!  Check it out….

Dragonfly Vine 001Check out that pretty design paper…  I have been hoarding three 12 x 12 sheets of it for over a year but I felt it was time to make something with it.  There is always new beautiful paper coming out and there is no need to hoard it.  The paper is by My Mind’s Eye and it is probably discontinued by now but oh well, I really enjoyed making this card and matching envelope so it was a good purchase.

Dragonfly Vine 002I chose a simple birthday sentiment for the inside and printed it on the inside and dressed it up with a little scrap of the design paper.

Dragonfly Vine 003I also added some lovely stickles to the wings and the vines around the dragonfly to make it shimmer.  I finished it off with a pretty bow, handmade pin and some lovely punched flowers using the rest of the scraps from the design paper.

I hope what I have shared with you today inspires you to get crafty and create something that will make someone smile.  This probably sounds a little corny but when I post something pretty to share with you all each morning it starts my day off in such a positive note.  I really enjoy blogging my crafty adventures and sharing my ideas with you all.  Thanks for subscribing, I love it that you are interested in my silly crafty creations!

Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for stopping by.



Purple Perfection….

14 Jun

Good Morning!  Happy Friday to you all!  I am really looking forward to this weekend.  We are finally getting around to celebrating my Daughter Vicki’s birthday!  We have had a hard time scheduling it because of the weather and half my family is down with that nasty flu that is going around.  This weekend we are having her celebration no matter what!  Hopefully the weather will cooperate 🙂

Anyway…. I have a pretty purple card to share with you this morning….

Posts 1This is the Stampin Up Bigz Lattice die that I borrowed from Kim.  I am having a really hard time thinking about giving it back to her but I have already decided this is next on my purchase list from Stampin’ Up.  I love it!

Anyway…. It’s off to work for me!  I hope you all have a great day!


Die Cut Crazy Online Magazine…

13 Jun

Good Morning! (Again)

I received an email from the editor of a new online magazine called Die Cut Crazy about a month or so ago asking me to contribute to the June edition.  This magazine is for the IPad and you can find it in the ITunes store.  I don’t have an IPad but Stephanie sent me the screen shots so that I could share them on my blog.  This was so much fun!

Die Cut Crazy 1Die Cut Crazy 2Fun huh???  Stephanie was so pleased with how this turned out, she asked me to contribute to the July edition as well!  I had better get to work I guess!

Have a great day!!!


Altered Box and Card…

13 Jun

Good Morning!  I’ve been a very busy crafter this week!  Another co-worker asked me to make a gift set for her sister for her birthday.  She asked for an altered box and card and I was only too happy to make it.  Have a peek….

Altered Box 1Altered Box 2Altered Box 3I am totally happy with how this turned out.  She asked for dark wood and rose colors.  I managed to get this set done in a couple of hours which was really great!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!!


Baby Mini Album….

12 Jun

Good Morning…. I managed to get this Mini done… and I actually completed it in two evenings!  Have a peek…

Baby Book 1Baby Book 2Baby Book 3Baby Book 5Baby Book 6I wanted it to be a completed gift with a card and a gift bag.  I really love creating mini albums and this one was very fun to create. I really hope the Mom-To-Be likes it!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!


Pinwheel Doily…

11 Jun

Good Morning!  It’s Tuesday already!  Yesterday went by in a flash for me!  Work was busy and my evening was even more so!  One of the girls at work asked me to create a baby memory book for her and have it ready by Wednesday!?  Whoa!  Talk about speed crafting LOL!  I worked last night on it until too late into the evening and now I am going to be dragging my butt all day! LOL!  Oh well, it will be a happy tired, I love creating memory books!  I hope to finish it up tonight and snap some pictures to share with you.

Okay on with today’s post…  Here is a little card I wanted to share with you using Cheery Lynn’s Pinwheel Doily.  Kim has a great selection of Cheery Lynn Dies in her store, this one is a MUST have!  I’ve made this card before but used different colors this time around.  I love the design of this card which was Pinterest inspired…

Posts 6Very Pretty right?  Anyway… I am off to get ready for work!  I hope you all have a fantastic day and thanks so much for stopping by!



Gift Bag….

10 Jun

Good Morning!  It’s Monday already!  I had a couple of days off last week and managed to get some time in my craft room.  That always makes me happy 🙂  As you can see from my post yesterday I managed to get another class developed for the Cutting Garden and I have another one almost completed!  I love it when things come together like that 🙂

Okay… I have a gift bag to share with you this morning made with one of those lovely Prima Doll stamps….

Gift Bag 1

This is a quick and easy way to put together a unique gift bag for someone.  These dolls are SO PRETTY!  I love them!

Gift Bag 2I added a pretty hand made pin and of course some ribbon and butterflies.  I paper pieced the dress on my doll and added some stickles to the lace of her dress.

I am back to work this morning so I better get moving here.  I hope you all have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!