Friday, April 29, 2011

Down on the Farm ~ Crafty Secrets

Isn't this pony sweet?

The stamp is in the Down on the Farm large set by Crafty Secrets.

She's such a girly-girl pony!
I did some stitching on this card, used some vintage song book paper from a yard sale and I pleated some pink crepe paper, such a cheap, cheap embellishment that adds so much to a project, and it comes in so many colors. I added vintage lace over the crepe paper.
I been having fun embellishing my office supply tags. I think it really adds to the card or project.
You can get these tags in all sizes at office supply stores.
Supplies: Stamps - CS Down on the Farm. Paper - tim's Core'dinations cardstock in pink, confetti cream, song book page, Madeline Mat Pad by K & Co. Ink - Ranger Distress Antique Linen, Copic markers. Acces. - pink crepe paper, vintage lace, silk ribbon, buttons, pink Kaiser Pearls, button. Tools - Spellbinders Labels 6 & Classic Oval (lg) dies, sewing machine, blending tool.
I love anything Fossil, especially their watches and handbags, although I have a pair of shoes that make me very happy. I found another reason why I love Fossil yesterday when I got this email.
I hope your weekend is filled with fun!
Smiley from

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Pins & Needles ~ OCL62

Geeez, it seems like I'm getting further and further behind.

I love doing the weekly Our Craft Lounge challenges, but, I hate getting them up this late. I know it's not really late, but, I like to have them out sooner that this....pffft. That's just me though. :) I hope you can join us, there's always a chance to win a new stamp set and who doesn't like that?!This weeks challenge is to use punches on your card or project.

I used my Martha lace border punch and a corner punch for this card. I love using punches and dies, there are so many out there to pick from!I used the Pins & Needles stamp set from OCL. The sewing machine on this card is so fun and the sentiments are cute!
I used my clear Gelly Roll pen on the swirls on the machine and I used one of the little button stamps for the bottom of the card.
Supplies: Stamps - OCL Pins & Needles. Paper - Neenah Solar White, tim's Core-dinations Distress Cardstock (I'm totally in LOVE with this cs, it matches the Distress & Adirondack inks, YIPPEE!!), tim's Vintage Shabby Paperstack. Ink - Ranger Distress Victorian Velvet, Antique Linen, Walnut Stain, Spun Sugar, Copic marker RV11. Acces. - trinket pins, white seam binding, Gelly Roll glitter pen, office supply tag. Tools - sewing machine, blending tool, Spellbinders Classic Oval (lg), Martha lace border punch, corner punch.

Do you wanna play? Go check out The Lounge for the details and to see the submissions.


We have really been through some bad weather here in Arkansas the last few days. Storm after storm has come and gone. My thoughts and prayers go out to the families who have lost loved ones and the ones who's lives have been turned upside down.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Have a great day everyone!
Smiley from

Monday, April 25, 2011

Crafty Secrets April DT Challenge ~ Paper Piecing

This month the Crafty Secrets challenge is to do paper piecing, my fave paper technique, YAY!
I kept it very simple, the heart is the only thing I paper pieced. I used the new CS Love & Support small stamp set, a super cute girlfriend, support or breast cancer awareness set, it's so versatile!

Stamps - CS Love & Support & Artsy Banners. Paper - confetti cream & a sneak peek of the new Crafty Secrets paper, rose stripes from the paper cd, woohoo!! (stay tuned) Ink - Ranger Distress Walnut Stain, Bundled Sage, Antique Linen, Spun Sugar Distress Stain for coloring the seam binding, Copic markers. Acces. - chipboard heart ornament, buttons, Kaiser Pearls, paper doily, glitter, office supply tag, white seam binding, pink plastic rose, trinket pin. Tools - Spellbinders Classic Ovals (lg), tim Rosette Die, blending tool.


Now, go check out the following links to the CS designers and be WOW'D!!!!


Have a great day!
Smiley from

Friday, April 15, 2011

ocl61 ~ build a bouquet


I'm ready for the weekend, how about you?

They can't come around fast enough for me I tell ya!

I LOVE the Our Craft Lounge Challenges, they make me get out of my same ol', same ol' in stamping! This week the challenge is to use clear things on your cards or projects. See, I haven't made a clear card in forever!

Supplies: Stamps - OCL Build a Bouquet & the sentiment set Say it with Flowers. Paper - Neenah Solar White, MME 6x6 Mabel paper pad, heavy acetate. Ink - Ranger Distress Walnut Stain & Broken China (to stain the seam binding), Adirondack Alcohol Ink in Bottle & Terra Cotta (I used that on the butterfly). Acces. - Ice Crystal Crafty Sparkles, Daiquiri Ice Sparkly Fluff, Essential Glue pad, Martha bakers twine, button, white seam binding. Tools - Spellbinders Labels 8 dies, 5/8" & 3/4" circle punches (for the flower centers), tim Alterations Mini Butterflies die, blending tool, Glue Dots.

Run on over to The Lounge to check out the details!


I hope you have a great weekend!

We're going to Mtn.View to celebrate Jasmine's birthday and go to the Folk Festival.

Smiley from

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Sunflower Seeds pocket card ~ Our Craft Lounge

Good Morning!

How's your week been? It's cooled down here again, geeez, I know I'm among oodles of people wanting Spring to stay, ugh. OK, time to climb off my soap box, LOL!

Smiley from


I'm a little late with my OCL60 challenge card, but, better late than never! I used the colors in the inspiration pic for my pocket card.

Supplies: Stamps - OCL Sunflower Seeds. Paper - Neenah Solar White, Webster Pages Seaside Retreat, Garden Gala & Natures Storybook Combo Pack. Ink - Ranger Distress Walnut Stain, Antique Linen, Broken China. Distress Stains in Antique Linen & Broken China, I used those to stain the seam binding, you need to try this if you haven't already! Acces. - Sparkly Fluff in Coffee Bean Brown, white seam binding, tim Idea-ology key hole from Locket Keys, brads. I painted those with a Snow Cap Paint Dabber, buttons. Tools - MFT jumbo scallop die, blending tool, hole punch, sewing machine.

Make sure you check out The Lounge to get the details for this challenge!


Have a great day!

Smiley from

Monday, April 11, 2011

Love You Mother ~ Crafty Secrets & Memphis

Good Monday morning!

Did you have a good weekend? We did, we went to Memphis for the Kings of Leon concert with my kids. Those guy's are amazing, they put on a great concert! We stayed at a hotel that was within walking distance of the FedEx Forum. So, we had to check out Beale Street, Holy Cow, everything I've heard about it is true, LOL! Blues at it's finest, bands playing everywhere, and people dancing in the streets.

My fave place was the Hard Rock Cafe. I've never been to one and I've always wanted to go. It was so cool, we had lunch there and took it all in.

Below are a few pic's I took. All I had was my phone for pic's, I left my camera in the room, pffft.

My brother was a huge Bob Dylan fan.There were guitars from different artists everywhere.Here we all are in a horse drawn buggy taking a tour of downtown Memphis. Left front around - hubs Terry, son Dustin, son in law Jason, me and daughter Crystal. Here are my twinseys, LOL, they wore the same shirt by accident, funny how men don't care! Can you imagine a few thousand people leaving this place after the concert walking to Beale St.? Party time, LOL!


On to my Crafty Secrets project for today! See that most adorable little girl?! It's me, LOL, I still have those little black shoes, mom gave them to me a few years ago. Yeah, it really is all about the shoes LOL!I love this new medium stamp set from Crafty Secrets, it's called Love You Mother. The silhouette is so pretty, I love silhouette stamps, so vintagey! Here's the set, the coupon is so cute, along with the bird and nest, you'll love it! I made this set for my mom for Mother's Day. I got the unfinished frame at Hobby Lobby. I painted the edges with Tim's Pink Sherbet & Snow Cap Paint Dabbers. I covered the frame with K & Co's Madeline Paper Pad, and stamped the silhouette on confetti cream paper with Ranger Distress Walnut Stain ink. I cut the ovals with Spellbinders classic oval & classic oval scalloped dies. I stamped the little dogwood blooms with the Walnut Stain ink, colored them with RV11 & Y21 Copic marker's and covered the centers with glitter. I stamped the banner with my CS Artsy Banner stamp set. Other supplies include - Kaiser Pearls, white seam binding, Distress Stains Antique Linen & Spun Sugar to dye the seam binding with, buttons, Martha bakers twine, stick pins, office supply tag, corner punch, blending tool.


Thanks so much for stopping by, have a great week!

Smiley from

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Fragment Challenge ~ Inspiration Emporium

Have you heard about the challenge going on over at Inspiration Emporium?!

Are you interested in $50 in product from their store?

Do you have Tim Holtz Fragments?

Details at the bottom of this post!

But, first...

all of the Inspiration Team made a project with Fragments this month. This is what I came up with. I added ink to the tag with my blending tool, then I painted one of the swirls from the OCL Vintage Swirls stamp set with my Pearl Paint Dabber and stamped randomly on the tag. I stamped the rabbits from the Showers of Blossoms stamp set and colored them in with Copic markers, I covered the ginger jar with clear rock candy Distress Crackle Paint. I stamped the branch from the Oriental Garden stamp set on a piece of patterned paper from Tim Holtz Shabby Chic paper stash and colored the flowers in with a Spica pen.

I cut the paper to fit behind the Fragments, glued them to the Fragments with Glossy Accents and glued those to the tag. The Spring tag was done the same way, I put it behind a charm Fragment.

I used more of Tim's paper to make the rosette. Have I said I'm in love with this die?! The vintage lace is attached to the back of the tag. I stained the seam binding with Broken China Distress Ink.

I hope you can play along with us this month, who doesn't like free stuff?

Go check out the deets at the IE Blog.


Have a great day!

Smiley from

Monday, April 04, 2011

The winner is..........

....Melissa Bove

Melissa said... What a sweet and beautiful dress! Love it! And what a fantastic giveaway! Such awesome goodies! Thank you for being so kind and generous! Hugs...Melissa

Congrats Melissa, I'll be contacting you in a few!

Thanks so much everybody for playing along and visiting my blog!

I'll be doing more give-aways soon.

Smiley from

Friday, April 01, 2011

OCL59 ~ Flowers for You


Today I'm celebrating 24 years at my 9-5 job, yep, I started on April Fool's Day.

Smiley from



It's Our Craft Lounge challenge time!

This week we have some gorgeous colors t0 play with...

I love this bouquet stamp in the Flowers for You set, and the bow too.
..aren't they yummy?
I got this magnetic phone book at an office supply outlet in Batesville for .50. There's a magnet sheet on the back of it, so you can put it on your fridge.
, I love a good buy :)
Here is the phone book on the inside.
I hope you can play along this week, check out The Lounge to see the details!

Supplies: Stamps - OCL Flowers for You. Paper - Madeline Mat Pad by K & Co, Neenah Solar White. Ink - Ranger Distress Walnut Stain, Antique Linen, Copic markers. Acces. - magnetic phone number pad, Rock Candy Distress Stickles, Kaiser Pearls, ribbon, buttons, twine. Tools - Spellbinders Labels 3, MFT Jumbo Scallop Die, Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die, Martha leaf punch, corner punch, stipple brush.


Have a great weekend!

Don't forget to comment here for my blog-aversary candy, I'll be picking a winner Sunday!

Smiley from
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