Wedding Ring Box

Hello there! Just dropping by to mention I have a DIY wedding project up today on the Clearsnap blog. It uses awesome IZINK to upcraft a plain gift box into a special way for the ring bearer to present the wedding bands. Thrifty and pretty – right up my alley 🙂

Stop over and check it out if you have a few spare moments today. Thanks!


Baby Tag

Is it just me, or is everyone you know about to have a baby sometime in the next few months? Goodness, we are done having little ones but the baby fever has me thinking “ok, just one more!” But no. However it sure is fun to shop for tiny little girl outfits!

This baby tag adorned a box of teal, green and tiny ruffles over the weekend  and was created for the A Blog Named Hero Challenge #45 – It’s Not In the Cards. Shame on me for not ever playing along with this challenge before!

I used the SC for Hero Arts Stepping Stone alpha and also the Hero Arts Five Line Background on the foliage part of the tag.

Thanks for stopping in!


The 12 Cards of Christmas: Day 10 & 11

Hello and welcome back to day 10 and 11 of my holiday card series! We have had a few unexpected things come up so I haven’t been able to post on time the last couple days. Sorry about that!

Day 10’s card features a simple trick but one I always forget about – stamping onto dark or colored cardstock. I love the way the white and silver pigment inks *pop* off the blue paper to create a completely different look than the regular ink on white.

The wreath stamp is from Hero Arts; the berries, bow and sentiment from PTI’s Bells & Boughs. Both older sets. I don’t know why but sometimes it seems like I need to hold onto a stamp set for awhile (in this case a year or two!) before putting it to proper use. It just sits there and is admired on the shelf – what a shame! Does anyone else do that too?!

Here’s a set however that was just too good to leave sit – one that saw ink in the very same week it arrived! Wow, I know! This is day 11.

I am a sucker for all things nature inspired but especially animal mounts. We see deer all the time here (so often in fact one cracked my radiator just a few weeks back) so it’s not some sort of rare thing, just something that is striking.

Because this set of images looks so nice on it’s own, a CAS card seemed in order, with the help of a few Colorbox Premium Dye Inks. Gorgeous, vibrant color every time.

And that’s all for today. Will be back tomorrow with one final post!

Day 1: Vintage Christmas
Day 2: Non-traditional Christmas
Day 3: Masculine
Day 4: Spring Colors
Day 5: Plaid
Day6: Pink & Woodgrain
Day 7: Rainbow Colors
Day 8: Merry & Bright
Day 9: Embossed Dies

The 12 Cards of Christmas: Day 5

Welcome to day 5’s card! Are you feeling the holiday spirit yet? The kids and I set up the tree tonight, drove through town looking at the lights and have been singing Christmas songs as often as possible. It seems like the older I get – or perhaps the older the kids get – the more I am falling in love with the Christmas season. We have 3 trees in the living room and am pretty sure one day there will be a tree and decorations in every room in the house.

This card is a simple plaid number that would be easy to create in multiples. A single patterned paper for the background makes it quick (by the way, where ever did that baby put my good trimmer blade? Those raggedy edges are ridiculous!) but the cluster of stamped flowers and sparkly paper make it feel special.

This set is Merry & Bright from WPlus9, one that’s been seeing a lot of ink lately. Speaking of ink, I had fun with just 3 colors using a Colorbox pigment Quetie – Party.

See the rest of the posts in this series below to find out more and how to enter the giveaway:

Day 1: Vintage Christmas
Day 2: Non-traditional Christmas
Day 3: Masculine
Day 4: Spring Colors

Holiday wishes,

Linking up to the following challenge:
Wplus9 – Monday Mood Board #24

The 12 Cards of Christmas: Day 4

Hi there! I have another non-traditional colors card to share with you for day 4! This one has actually been posted here before (last December?), but I recently found it again and decided it’s one of my favorite cards ever. 🙂 Surely that’s worth 2 shares!


Not one to invest too much in holiday specific product other than stamps and dies, I like to dig around in my stash to see what can be used for another purpose. A few snowflakes and festive stamped words (set from Pink by Design) keep the theme in check and the rest is just trimmings.

See the rest of the posts in this series below:

Day 1: Vintage Christmas
Day 2: Non-traditional Christmas
Day 3: Masculine

Well since I haven’t taken a photo of the prize box yet, I suppose I can tell you what’s in there: a Epson label printer with several cartridges of tape and ribbon, a Surfacez black inkpad from Colorbox, 3 stamp sets from Pink by Design, 4 magazines from Northridge publishing, a few Elle’s Studio goodies and a few more things that will fit into a large flat rate post box! Hooray!

If you are interested leave a comment below and/or on the previous posts in this series, link up a project, like my FB page or anything else you can think of. :)

I’ll leave the linky up through Dec.24th – since we’ll all likely be working up to the last minute – and will choose a winner after Christmas.

All the best,