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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Cold Weather Crafting!

Hello Everyone,

It is super cold here in New York today.  I hope you are all warm and cozy wherever you are!  I hope everyone enjoyed their Valentine's Day and had a relaxing day off for President's Day.  Since the weather here has been cold and snowy, I spent the long weekend in my craft room!  YAY!!  It was so great to spend a nice block of time in there.  I did a lot of organizing and reorganizing.  I made two scrapbook layouts and a card.  Not too bad. 

I'd like to share the card today.  I didn't put a sentiment on the outside.  I've kept it simple so that when I need a card in a hurry, all I have to do is put a sentiment on the inside and I'm good to go!

Here is my card
I'm pretty pleased with the way it turned out.  I used an Anna Griffin die to cut the shape and then traced the die and fussy cut it to make the shadow.  I had fun making this card.  If you'd like any of the details, leave me a comment below.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll come by again to see what I'm up to.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Valentine's Day Treats

Hello Everyone,

Here in New York today it is really, really, really cold!!!!  I hope you are all safe and comfortable wherever you are.

For today's post I'd like to share some Lollipop Treat Holders I made for my niece Sophia.  Sophia is 3 years old, she's also my Goddaughter, and I have to say probably the most beautiful, smart, adorable child on the planet!  (That's my unbiased opinion!  LOL!) I just love her to pieces.  Anyway Sophia, like so many other little girls her age, loves the movie Frozen.  I was recently able to purchase a great Disney Frozen paper stack and decided to make her Valentine's Day card and some treat holders using it.  I forgot to take a picture of the card, but I did take pictures of the lollipop treat holders.  I think they came out really cute and I hope she likes them.  Inside the holders are Tootsie Pops.  Here they are:

I've seen lollipop treat holders on many websites and lots of people have instructions on how to make them.  For mine I played around with some dies for the flap and layered them two different ways.  I love the way they came out. 

If you'd like information about the treat holders leave me a comment and I'll be happy to share what I've done.

I hope you'll stop by again soon and check out what I'm up to.


Monday, February 9, 2015

Birthday Card

Good Morning Everyone!

I hope everyone had a good weekend.,  Here in New York we are experiencing some pretty strange weather.  Yesterday the weather had warmed a bit and a lot of snow and ice started to melt.  This morning, my car had a thin layer of ice coating it and it was raining and hailing at the same time.  YIKES!!  Not a good way to start the week.

Today I'd like to share a birthday card I made for a friend.  I just got a new Anna Griffin die and knew I wanted to use it to make my friend's card. 

In addition to using the Anna Griffin die, I also embossed the sentiment using part of the new Anna Griffin Mix and Match Embossing Folder collection.  I just love it and I hope my friend will too.  If you'd like the details or have any questions, leave me a comment.
I hope you'll come back again and see what I'm up to.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Happy Wednesday!!!

Good Morning Everyone!

Here in NY we are getting back to normal after a huge snow storm.  We had a "snow day" off from work yesterday, so after shoveling for hours and getting a few things in order around the house, I took a little time to play in my craft room.  I recently purchased the new Anna Griffin Mix and Match embossing folders and dies and I was excited to try making a card using one of the folders. Take a look below.

I just love it!!! It was a lot of fun trying to decide whether I should emboss the sentiment along with the card front, cut out the rectangle where the sentiment goes and make a window card or emboss the sentiment separately and pop it up on the front.  I decided to go with the last option and was happy with my result.  These folders give you lots of options.  I can't wait to try the rest.

Also I thought I'd share a Valentine Card I made using a Darice embossing folder, a few rubber stamps from the Michael's Dollar bins and some flowers and pearl hearts I had in my stash.  I think it came out pretty cute.

Finally, here is a little gift bag I made with the WRMK Gift Bag Punch Board.

Forgive the color, it wasn't quite that bright in real life.  I embellished the bag with a border I created using a Martha Stewart punch and added flowers, pearls and ribbon from my stash.  I really like how it turned out.

That's it for today.  Thanks for stopping by.  Check back again to see what I'm up to.


Thursday, January 22, 2015

Two more cards

Hello again,

Just wanted to pop back in to share two more cards.  One is a birthday card and the other a thank you card.

If you'd like to know what products I've used or the dimensions of the card, please leave me a comment below. 
Thanks again for stopping by. 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

I'm back!!!

Good morning everyone!  Long time no post!!!  I'm sorry for being away for so long but am looking forward to getting back into creating and posting on a more regular basis. 

Today I'd like to share a few cards that I've worked on during my posting absence. 

A Halloween Party invitation

Some Thank You cards

A few Birthday Cards


And finally, some Christmas Tags

I hope you've enjoyed my projects.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me and I'll be happy to provide details on products I've used, etc.
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope to have some new projects for you really soon.