Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Sewing Pattern Flower Tutorial

Wrote and shared a tutorial over at the CLASSroom blog on how to re-purpose old sewing patterns into easy to make, beautiful flowers. If you have a second head over and check it out, there are also directions in the same post on how to use a scallop shaped die cut to make a rosette flower, cool, crafty stuff!


Saturday, April 23, 2011

Chalkboard Hambly Rub-On Easter Eggs

Oh how I love Hambly rub-ons, they are like buttah!! And using them in unique and different ways is an exciting challenge. So with Easter being tomorrow, if you are looking for a really fun way to use some of the odds and ends of your rub-ons, why not paint some eggs with a little chalkboard paint and then use the rub-ons and some chalk to make these fun place cards for your table?
I wrote up a little tutorial over at the Hambly blog if you would like more in depth description on the how to. This idea has loads of potential for other home decor items, fun cards and scrappy projects as well  :o)

Happy Easter Friends!

Friday, April 22, 2011

A Fun Graphic 45 Le Cirque Card

I have been so busy, life feels like a bit of a circus right now, so a  "hi" card that has the lady on the high wire seems just right! I feel very blessed that I have wonderful people in my life that give me the opportunity to stay very busy creating with beautiful products. And with this being Easter weekend, I have a lot of gratitude in my heart. It is finally Spring here, in spite of the storms that have been barreling through, it is such a treat to look out the window at the hyacinth on the ground and the blossoms on the trees. The grass is having a hard time recuperating from the dogs having good romps on it, but it will make a comeback eventually. Anyway, good to sit still for a brief moment and take in the beauty from the world putting on her finery.


Monday, April 18, 2011

Once Upon a Springtime Treat Wrap

I wrote a fun wrap tutorial and it is over on the CLASSroom blog. It is easy and something you could use for all sorts of gifts and treats of different sizes, quick too! It was made with the darling Once Upon a Springtime collection from Graphic 45, the stamps from that line are so cute. This image was stamped with Walnut Stain Distress ink and then colored with various Copics to get that color scheme that I remember from my childhood and the Beatrix Potter books with Peter Rabbit.
Easter is almost here, better make a few more of these to surprise the kids with  :o)


Friday, April 15, 2011

Stamping Royalty Reject

I sent in quite a few this year and had no luck. In hindsight I can see where I could have stepped up my game, but that is what I love about contests like these is that the winners are so inspiring and we all come away better crafters for playing along  :o)
This card was made using a stamp set from Recollections that is very cute. Just a simple black silhouette on cute patterned paper and tied with tulle and twine.
If you are interested in a fun impromptu blog hop, head over to Damask Love where Dr. Amber is up to it again!


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Hero Arts Cuteness

I just adore this stamp, I made this cute card and sent it into the Paper Crafts Royalty contest, but no crown for me this year, so why not share the Hero Arts cuteness?
Not much going on around here besides crafting constantly and attending Chloe's Senior banquets and such. Last night she was awarded an MESA scholarship and tonight is the High Schools awards banquet, we are so very proud of her and how hard she has worked.
So weird to think that this fall, now that Tyler is home and Chloe is graduating, we are going to have 3 students up at the University of Utah. I can feel my wallet getting lighter already, lol!!


Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Oh the Possilbilities of Washi Tape

I wrote a tutorial for using washi tape with die cuts for the Hambly blog, and it went up today. The layout that I made using the fun shape is one of my current faves because of the color combo and the whimsical feeling it gives, really so much possibility in life isn't there?!
Thanks for your patience with me not having posts up for the last week either, I took a much needed break after creating about 75 different types of projects for varying deadlines and such. My brain was kinda mushy, so the timing for a getaway was perfect when I got an invitation to a very dear friends wedding and she just happens to live close enough to my sweet aunt Bev who had been bugging me to come and visit her and my fun cousins in Mesa, Arizona. Sunshine, friends, fun, lots of relaxing and plenty of good food gave me a wonderful recharge. Now I am back, ready to take on the other stuff that is on my plate. Amazing how good a little recharge on the soul feels  :o)
And now with buds on the trees signaling that Spring really is in the air, it will be nice to get a little recharge from our own Utah sunshine by spending some time outside hiking, walking and playing some tennis, yay!