Sunday, June 30, 2013

Happy Thoughts

These colors make me happy.  They make me think of summers years ago picking strawberries with my mother at a farm near my home town.  The days were sooo hot ... crouched in the dirt between the rows of berries but I loved it.  We'd take our quarts up the counter to be counted and paid for.  Then we'd head home where we'd make the best strawberry shortcake ever!

Starting with a strawberry and apple print of the same color family, I added a paper doily and some stitching.  A couple scalloped shapes in coordinating colors, a painted chipboard heart, and fussy cut apple with button were all layered on top.  A banner with a happy greeting and two self-adhesive gems were added in addition to a fancy folded green ribbon along the bottom and a bow with decorative pins.  Too sweet!

Thanks for letting me share today!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Sent With Love

Hello friends.  I spent some time yesterday with my new goodies - it's such fun to sneak away and play.  I'm loving the Washi Tape and completely understand what the excitement is all about!  In different colors, patterns, and what could be easier to apply?!  A tin of crystal buttons have sat on my shelf for ages ... I was very happy to discover them "again".  I also added a doily, paint and glitter for the chipboard shapes, a sweet little flocked flower and pearl plus my usual dyed seam binding bow, decorative pins, and message tag.  I don't think I'll ever tire of that "shabby" feel.

Lots of new embellishments in our latest catalog.  There's a link on the left if you want to take a peek!

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Saturday, June 22, 2013


I had a fabulous day catching up with friends who had come over for an afternoon of card making.  We had such fun learning what was new in each other's lives and sharing our love of all things shabby!  A couple ladies brought a friend which made the time together even more special ... to share our day of "crafting" with someone new.

As you know, birds are a favorite pastime in this household so I couldn't pass up using this beautiful feathered friend.  The blues and browns look wonderful together pulled from the printed papers and coloring of the bird image.  I think that the fabric rose ribbon goes perfectly with her pearls and gives the whole project a very vintage feel.  I hope she makes you smile today ....

Monday, June 17, 2013


The boys are home from camping ... this time returning from southern Ohio!  Our Scouts spent the last four days "roughing it" in Hawking Hills State Park.  Exploring the caves, flying through the trees on a zip-line, fishing and hiking and so much more.  A fabulous Father's Day adventure if you ask me!

So, my girl and I spent time doing "girly things".  A bit of shopping, some baking, and of course a bit of creativity too.  I haven't crocheted in ages and it was so nice to just sit, relax, and create a heart for this Heartfelt greeting.  A row of buttons, some glittery chipboard, and of course a soft bow ... so sweet.

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Sunday, June 9, 2013

It's been too long ...

It feels good to be back!  I've missed you all so much.  Our sharing of ideas, loving and kind words, and inspiration for living life.  Not just talk about our common love of paper crafts ... no, our friendship reaches beyond the talk of ribbon, buttons, and stamps.  I am touched by your emails of concern and am happy to say that all is well here.  Everyone is happy and healthy and I wish the same for you!

What better way to return to my studio than to "celebrate" with glitter, pins, buttons, and more?  I have a sweet July Holiday arrangement to share with you today.  Red, White, and Blue is so cheery ... layered with a paper doily, dyed seam binding, decorative pins and a star (or two) make for a festive greeting!  Do you have plans for the 4th of July?

Thanks for stopping by ... so happy to hear from you!