March 29, 2012

My Last Bunny

I promise!!!  This card finishes up my ‘bunny’ list for this year.  Whew, I’m so glad, I know you are.  *smiles*

I wanted this bunny to wink.  I’m not sure I succeeded, but at least you can get the idea, right? lol


Looking a little closer ~


A few crystal flatbacks to the flower centers and the Easter Egg actually is dusted with Dazzling Diamonds.  It was a sticker from stash, but the glitter made all the difference.

Oooooops…..I forgot to do the inside! 

Thank you for putting up with all my little ‘wabbits’ this week and thank you, Creations on Paper, for providing all the inspiration.  You know I actually like mice almost as much as ‘wabbits’…….but I’ll give you all a break on that one.  LOL

I appreciate your ‘hopping’ in and hope you’ll be back next week where things will be back to normal……hopefully!  See you then. *smiles*



March 28, 2012

Bunny Magnets and a Card

Have you seen this card with the cute little bunny hopping to the inside, it’s just the cutest.  I wanted to make one and thought if I make it, I have to share it.  So here’s another one, hope you’re not too bored with them. 


And you know that adorable ‘wabbitt’ face I have used before from Creations on Paper……here it is again, this time with a bent ear and feet made with the Modern Label punch ~


I needed several small ‘token of appreciation’ items for the weekend and was thinking I wanted to do something a little different than a card.  My brain came up with magnets ~


You know all those little refrigerator advertising magnets you find at your insurance agencies office or at a Garden and Home Show, anywhere there are tables set up for information purposes.  When I come across them I save every one.  Here’s good reason why.  I took one of these magnets, cut it up into small thin strips, using the Tombow glue attached the strip to the back of each rabbit. 

Here they are on my refrigerator ~


Works perfect!


One last rabbit tomorrow.  It’s on a card and then I’m done with my Easter list.  Aren’t you glad! *smile*  See you then.



March 26, 2012

Grandchildren’s Easter Baskets

With Easter just around the corner, I thought I’d share with you what I’ve been up to lately.

I happened to find the cutest little rabbit found HERE, by this most amazing stamper.  I made a few changes here and there to best suit my needs.  I hope you enjoy them.

This one is Jacobs ~


Ansley’s ~


I did some inlaid embossing on hers.  Notice the Chocolate flowers.

Jarrett’s ~


Kind of hard keeping his toned down enough for a boy.  The Easter Egg is a sticker from my stash.

And one for Lucea ~


You know each basket will be filled with little goodies!  *smiles*

I know you’re thinking… did you make the basket?  Directions can be obtained from the same link provided above.

     Please come on back tomorrow to see magnets!


Thank you for visiting!!!     Photobucket


March 21, 2012

A Double Liebster Award and a Card

I am so honored to say that I was hit not once, but twice with the LIEBSTER award.  They say that Liebster is German meaning dearest, and can be used for favorite or beloved as well.  In light of sharing this love I want to thank my two friends that have bestowed this award onto me.
The rules for this award are as follows:
1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog... check!

2. Link back to the blogger who presented the award to you...check!

3. Copy and paste the blog award on your blog...check!

4. Present the Liebster Blog Award to 5 blogs....of 200 or less       followers...who you feel deserve to be noticed....check!
5. Let them know they have been chosen... I will do that as soon as I complete this!
The five blogs I have chosen are listed below. Click on over to their beautiful sites, take a minute to look around and don't forget to become a Follower!  I know they will appreciate it!

1.  Beth ~
2.  Maggie ~
3.  Denise ~
4.  Angela ~
5.  Leslie ~
I was stamping in the light of SPRING.  Wanted the card to reflect light springy colors and you know it had to have a flower……or two.
I first embossed the three circles on a strip of smooth Whisper White card stock.  Then punched three circles making them just a tad smaller than the embossed circles and using matching cardstock with the corresponding flowers – Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo and Tempting Turquoise.  I then added a strip of Tempting Turquoise down the center topping off the left side with a bow.  The charm attached to the bow is actually a coffee pot……..looked like a watering can to me!  *smiles*
Looking closer ~
Notice the buttons for the flower centers with the thin strips of card stock run through the button holes.  The thin strips where then curled with a skewer.
The inside ~
If you look closely you can see how each flower petal was curled up on the ends and kind of twisted to one side.  Not the best picture I know.  With such warm days, the fog here sets in until about noon or so and then I have lost my picture taking spot.  Grrrrrrr!
I hope your first weekend of Spring is a good one!  Thank you so much for finding the time to visit!
Lots of crafty hugs to all!

March 20, 2012


This crazy weather we’re having here is making me all about flowers.  At One time… could always count on SNOW in March not several 70 degree days in a row!  Not complaining mind you, I’m just sayin…crazy weather.

Today’s card is one large flower.  I bought this stamp set just as it was to retire.  I know I’m the late bloomer while you all were probably the early bloomer and have had this set for some time.  It’s one of those that you will see from me often….I like it retired or not. *smile*


I’m liking the designer button with pink twine and the smaller label made with the Decorative Label Punch.


Peeking inside ~


I want to thank everyone for all the sweet comments and visits ~ they are VER MUCH APPRECIATED!!!!

Here’s what’s up for tomorrow . . . hope to see you then!



March 19, 2012

Print With Stripes clean and simple

Hello to ALL and a very Happy Monday!!!

I love stripes mixed with polka dots and prints.  Today’s card reflects just that……*smiles*


There’s a little story behind this card.  I was viewing a friend of mine on Pinterest, her amazing blog can be found here, while viewing some of her pins I came across this card.  I was so amazed at the similarities!  If you have the time please check out BOTH blogs, you’ll find some wonderful creativity and inspiration.

Looking closer ~


Inside ~


Oh my…..bless these cloudy days when you need to take those pictures!!  *smiles*

Take care and thanks a bunch for taking the time to visit!



March 15, 2012

A Rose For A Friend

Happy Thursday to ALL!  Another weekend will soon be upon us, I sure am ready, how about you?

I have a dear friend who will be celebrating her Birthday next week and I wanted to make her card a little special.  You have seen this embossing folder before, but this is my first time making the rose.  I think it turned out pretty well.


It took a little time until I got the hang of it.  All petals were punched in Pretty in Pink and then I sponged all edges with the same colored ink.  Then glued the petals one by one.  *smiles*  I’m not too sure about those rose buds,  I’ll keep working on those!  *smiles*

Looking a little closer ~


A simple blend from the outside to the inside ~



I wish you all the very best for the weekend, stay safe, healthy, enjoy each other and I hope you find the time to stamp!  *smile*



March 13, 2012

Spring Has Sprung Pals Blog Hop

Spring has sprung and it's time for the Pals Blog Hop!

Today the Stampin' Pretty Pals are sharing some fabulous Spring themed cards and projects that we think you'll enjoy! You've probably hopped over from the amazing Beth Beard her blog can be found HERE, I'm stop number 13 on the Pals Hop and I'm glad you hopped in! I'll help you "hop along" from blog to blog where you'll find great ideas for spring themed paper projects from the Stampin' Pretty Pals! Should you hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the Pals Hop Line-up below and you'll be back on track.

You may or may not remember, but one year ago this month,  I introduced the strawberry made from the Heart of Hearts die to the stamping world.  That card can be seen on the right sidebar of this blog.  I was thinking it would be only appropriate to revisit that strawberry on a card in today’s hop.  I hope you like it.  *smiles*


A little closer ~


And the inside ~


Supplies used – all are Stampin Ups!
  • Heart of Hearts and Little Leaves die
  • Circle Punches
  • Boho Blossoms Punch
  • Bird Builder Punch (for the stem)
  • Five Petal Flower Punch
  • Scallop Trim, Scalloped Edge and Eyelet Border Punches
Stamp Sets -
  • Sweet Summer 
  • Bloomin’ Beautiful
Miscellaneous -
  • Daffodil Delight Ribbon
  • Patterned DSP
  • Old Olive and Basic Black Ink
  • Pretties Kit
  • Subtle Brads and dimensionals

Now hop along for more inspiring ideas from the very talented Susan Lankford, her blog can be found HERE, stop number 14 on the Spring Pals Blog Hop!
Thanks for "hopping" by!
Pals Line Up:
  1. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  2. Kim Luithle at Kim's Stampin Stuff
  3. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  4. Kim Czenszak at Live Love Stamp
  5. Sue Bendinsky at My Color Creations
  6. Julie Trevett-Smith at The Stampin' Affair!
  7. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  8. Marian Kay at All Aboard the Crafting Train
  9. Nina Dee at Deesigns by Nina Dee
  10. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  11. Jennifer Takacs at My Stampin' Blog
  12. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog
  13. Linda Fisher at Linda's Stampin Loft
  14. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Scrap with Susan
  15. Mikki Sarkisyan at Mikki's Creative Corner
  16. Maggie Mata at MaggieMadeCards
  17. Leslie Davis at Ellalicious Elements
  18. Leah O'Brien at Leah's Stampin' Corner
  19. Maxine Conrad at Stamp to the MAX!
  20. Emily Steggell at Stamping With Emily
  21. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin' Space
  22. Nicole Watt at Impressions By Nicole
  23. Angie Blake at Angie's Musings

March 09, 2012

You Brighten My Day

In my blog land travels recently I saw a stamp set that made a light bulb go off – almost literally.  As an end result, here’s a couple punch art cards today that I  hope ‘brighten’ your day the clean and simple way.  *smiles*


The base for the lamp is your ornament punch stamped with a partial image from the Summer Sweet stamp set.

The shade was made using the scallop circle and large oval punches.  The oval punch was used to trim in the sides and to make the black rim on the outside of the shade.  Dimensionals were used to pop the shade up for the 3-D effect.


The second card uses the same punches for it’s lamp shade as well.  The lamp base; however was made using the scalloped border punch.


Cameo Coral proved to be the perfect choice of pinks for this card.


I’ll be using these cards as ‘Thank You’ cards and am always glad to think of another way to use up all those scraps.  *smiles*

Mark your calendars!!  I believe next Tuesday – The PALS March HOP!

Have a great weekend everyone and thanks for taking the time to visit!




March 08, 2012

A Little Mixed Bunch

Somehow I got behind! *smiles*  For one reason or another postings didn’t get done for the last couple of days.  I think my ‘Golden Years’ are quickly becoming ‘tarnished’!! lol

Here’s the other brown and white card I promised you last Tuesday ~


I really like the Mixed Bunch stamp set from the  current Occasions Mini Catalog.  I think the possibilities are endless. 

I tried my hand at ‘off set stamping’ on one of the images.  First stamping it in Early Espresso and then using my stamp-a-ma-jig to off set the next time stamping it in Whisper White.  The ‘hello’ is from the hostess set -Posy Punch - using a white gel pen to highlight the dots.  I used the Blossom punch with Early Espresso Cardstock to provide it’s background.

There was enough going on with the main focal point, which led me to believe I wanted the centers of the other two images to be simple.  By using my 1/2” circle punch I was able to leave off the dotted circle around the starburst image, while the bow took care of the other image’s center.

Looking a little closer ~


The inside ~



Thanks for stopping by, your visits are always greatly appreciated!



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