Wednesday, September 29, 2010

 Today I have a couple of very simple birthday cards to share.  The only difference in them is the sentiment style.  You can make many of these in a short period of time and add to your stash of cards quite easily.
I am in love with this stamp set I just got from the last Papertrey Ink release.......
It's a must have and will be one of those go to sets for me.
On the wreath is a tiny twine bow.  This twine is available in my Etsy Shop - HERE,
as well as lots of other goodies!
Stop by and check it out!

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Wrinkled Rayon Ribbon!!

 I have been selling Wrinkled Rayon Ribbon in my Etsy Shop for a couple months now.
I love this stuff and find it hard not keeping it all to myself........ :)

I hand dye it myself.

You can make it less wrinkled by ironing it, or you can add more wrinkles by simply balling it up and putting it into a ziploc bag for a while. 

It is made from 100% rayon.

I just did up this batch of Red Velvet, Cream, and Shadow. I have more colors coming soon..........Pumpkin for the holidays is one!
I had a customer buy these three colors and when I put them together to package them up, I fell in love with the color combo!!
Should you be in the market for some of this yummy stuff, please stop by my shop and check it out.

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Monday, September 27, 2010

Clean and Simple

If you can't already tell, my cards are often a CAS style. 
I got the chance this weekend to put together a couple of cards and thought I'd play along with the Clean & Simple blog....
The above card was the result
The stamp sets used were both from PTI - Take Note and Just the Ticket
I also used a couple of my PTI dies - the tickets and the flower.
I'm thinking a set of these cards for a music teacher might make a nice gift????
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Friday, September 24, 2010

Friday........ooops....... sorry - I forgot to post my Friends With Flair today..........
I got so wrapped up in buying my new car last night and then driving it today, that I totally missed posting.

Anyway - here is an oldie - a book mark made using this cute little apple from the new Unity kit -
The bookmark is a die cut from the PTI die cut stash available HERE.
The paper is printed from the My Time Made Easy digital paper collection available HERE
The Twisted Burlap Twine is available in 5 different colors from me in my Etsy Shop....

Coming soon to my shop.............carnival tickets in 8 different colors!!  Stay tuned!!
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Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Crafting World

The deeper I get into this crafting world, the more amazed I am.  There are so many talented people out there and I discover more and more everyday.
Not only are these people talented, they are sweet, friendly, helpful, and so many other wonderful things.

I recently began putting more time into my Etsy shop and made a sale to Vivien.
She has her own custom designed invitation business and contacted me because she is having a give-a-way on her blog.  Traffic for her, traffic for me - I was glad to be included!

I am giving away a spool of Divine Twine (240 yds.) - color is winner's choice!!

Go check Vivien out:
Her invitation site ----> Vivien Ly Designs
Her blog ---> The Eclectic Life

Stop by and check out her blog, leave a comment, Tweet it, Facebook it, and you may win a spool of Divine Twine from ME!!
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Monday, September 20, 2010

{ippity} Halloween Tags...

The tags above were made using the new SU! In colors...weren't they clever to have an orange, green, and purple going into Fall??
I used the Divine Twine baker's twine (that I currently have for sale in my Etsy Shop) on each one.
It comes in Green, Black Licorice, and Orange - perfect for Halloween crafting.
I've been using this Halloween kit from the most recent {ippity} release quite a bit lately. 
I love this kit and the lady behind it - Lisa Hetrick.  She is so talented!!
It's called That's Creepy and it is available through me HERE.

More tags below using the same kit, some Kraft paper, and more of the twine.
It is hard to tell from the photos, but the black circles are crimped/corrugated.
These tags are great to hang from any goodie bag...........I might use these for the treats I'm sending in to school to my son's class.
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Friday, September 17, 2010


Just a little bit of Unity to share in today's Friends w/Flair........

I have been into the clothespin lately.  I don't like them in their plain state, so I have stained mine.
These have been stained a dark walnut and I have more stained in old barn red and a nice shade of blue.
I made these to be used for clipping a card onto a gift / gift bag.
The possibilities are endless!!
Each one has a little scrap of burlap, some October Afternoon paper, button, twine, and a stamped sentiment dangling from it.
The "for you" sentiment is from an {ippity} kit, the others are PTI.
Here is another view of a few of the clips.......
You could even add a magnetic strip to the back and the recipient could cut off the tag and continue to use the clip on their refrigerator!! 
This particular set is going up for sale in my Etsy Shop!
I have plans on making more of these............they are a great way to use up tiny scrap pieces.  I hate throwing away any part of my designer papers. 
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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A little {ippity} and some Etsy...

As I mentioned, I have been working on building up my Etsy Store.
it is a lot of work to get thing together, photograph them, post them............
I have incorporated some {ippity} into my items by stamping onto some of the die cut tags I use for the rustic twine I have listed.
I currently have 3 colors of the rustic twine available in both 10 yd and 20 yd bundles.

I love this twine for stringing through buttons, embellishing cards, gift wrapping, etc.

The stamp used at the bottom of the tags is from the {ippity} kit:

Stay tuned, more to come on Etsy!!
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Friday, September 10, 2010


I have been a little lighter on my blog posts lately because I have been working on getting more in my 
Today's post showcases some new boxes that I will be adding to the shop.
I love these cute little gift boxes and wanted to make them available to anyone else who might be interested!!
Also in the shop.......
black, red, and orange twisted burlap twine
burgundy, kraft, and ivory twine
Divine Twine baker's twine in 8 colors

One of the things I really like is that they come flat (a little assembly is required).  Because of this, they can be stamped before making them up.
For this box, I stamped all over the lid of the box.  I assembled it, and then sponged the edges.
The stamp is from {ippity} kit:  That's Creepy
(The skeleton stamp is an odd stamp that I had from a while back)

Another thing I really like about these boxes is that they are corrugated on the OUTSIDE.
To accentuate this, I sponged the bottom of the box with black ink.
It gives it a worn, smoky look.

These boxes are 3 7/8" x 3 7/8" x 2 3/8" and are perfect for sweet treats, jewelry, gift cards, and so much more.  I have so many I just need time!

Below is a picture of the box and lid before any stamping or assembly.

Would you like some of these????
As I said, these will be available for purchase from me in my Etsy Shop.
I am selling them in bundles of 6, but custom orders are always welcome.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great weekend!!

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Friday, September 3, 2010

Divine Twine is here!!!

Divine Twine is here!! 
I will be adding this to my Etsy Shop tonight if anyone is interested in getting their hands on this yummy baker's twine.
I will be selling it by the spool AND in smaller quantities as well. 
I now have 4,800 yards IN STOCK and ready to ship!

Divine Twine is:
It is 100% cotton, 4 ply, and made in the U.S.A.

Baker's twine is really big right now and is perfect for many crafts, cardmaking, scrapbooking, gift wrapping, embellishing buttons, etc. 

I have all 8 colors available!!

Cotton Candy
Black Licorice
Oyster Grey
Green Apple

Below is a close up of the Cotton Candy......yum!

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