Wednesday, March 27, 2013

CardMaker-Lawn Fawn Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to our CardMaker Blog Design Team and Lawn Fawn blog hop!  You should have arrived here from the very talented Latisha Yoast's Blog.  Lawn Fawn was wonderful enough to supply the CardMaker team with some fun products to create with.  

I started with Crumb Cake cardstock from Stampin' UP!, and some fun Lawn Fawn products.  The patterned paper is Daphne's Closet, the super fun stamp is from Critters on the Savanna and I used the Heart Dies.   The ink is Early Espresso from Stampin' UP! I used felt from my stash for the cute giraffe spots and hearts.  The grass is made from a die from Memory Box-Woodrow Rosette.  I used it flat instead of making it into a rosette.

Such fun products to create with.  Hope you enjoy the hop and make sure you visit the Lawn Fawn blog where they are hosting a giveaway of a stamp set and a 6 x 6 pad of paper of the winners choice.

Your next stop on the hop is Tiffany Johnson where I know you will find more fabulous inspiration.

Thanks for dropping by today,

Monday, March 25, 2013

CardMaker Blog-Favorite Product's my turn on the CardMaker blog to share a favorite product...and it is....

Hope to see you there.  :)


Sunday, March 17, 2013

50 Years of Memories

I recently put together a memory gift I for a friend's 50th birthday.  Those milestone birthday's are hard, they sneak up on you and get a little harder to take with each passing milestone.  But that doesn't stop us from celebrating....

The idea for this project came from this blog post that I had to Pinterest some time ago, just waiting for the right occasion.  As with any project, this one turned out slightly different than the original.  Still, it was fun to put together and fun to watch my friend being surprised by all the lovely memories.  

Here's how it came together.

I sent out an email asking friends and family to send in a letter or a memory.  Some people sent in pictures which was great.  I think if I were to do this again, I'd ask for pictures along with a letter.  It would be so great to see some old pictures that had not been seen in years.

I got the air mail envelopes at the post office and put everyone's name on them.  I added the letters as they came in.

All the letters were wrapped with twine and a tag.

I found this box at Winners, it could not have been better for this occasion.

The birthday girl opening up her box of 50 Years of Memories.

Such a fun project and a wonderful way to mark a milestone.

Thanks for dropping by,

Thursday, March 14, 2013

CardMaker Blog Post

Hello, it's my turn to share a technique over on the CardMaker blog.
Hope you drop by and check it out.



Saturday, March 2, 2013

Hello, Lovely

Hello, Lovely... a sentiment part of a recent release from Papertrey Ink...Happy For You and such a perfect sentiment for so many occasions.  As are all the other sentiments in the set.  As you can see, I was inspired!

There's nothing better than finding a design and supplies that go together perfectly.  Love all the cards, the sentiments are so perfect.  The embossing folders are from Sizzix, Frame, Heart and Vines and Frame, Ornate # 2.  The gorgeous butterflies are from K & Co. and the tags are from Martha Stewart (found on sale at Staples!)  The rhinestone trim on the first card was a gift from my personal shopper in Wisconsin...Barb!
I'm entering these in the City Crafter Challenge Blog where the challenge this week is Wings of an Angel (things with wings)

Thanks for visiting.  Hope you're having a great weekend so far.