Sunday, April 29, 2012

Pearls, Pins, and Punches

Yes, that's the challenge at the Die Cuttin' Divas.  I thought to myself, "I can do that!"  Now I just need to get it posted before the challenge is over!!!
From Close To My Heart®, I used Bamboo, Topiary, and Hollyhock cardstock.  The flower was cut using the Art Philosophy cartridge (I distressed it a little!), and a pin. The patterned paper is from My Mind's Eye.  I distressed all of the edges with Desert Sand ink.  I already know who will be receiving this card - I hope she likes it!
I'm also linking to Make It Monday and Heart 2 Heart!
Have a great week everyone!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

New Design Team!

I am very excited to let tell you that I have been invited to be on a new Design Team.  You may remember a previous post about Ginger Snap Scraps.  Well the very first Design Team has been announced and I am part of it!

Ginger Snap Scraps was opened in March 2012 by stay at home mom Cori Wagner. She runs the business out of her home in Pennsylvania. Ginger Snap Scraps is your one stop shop for the latest and most popular scrapbooking and paper crafting products. You can also subscribe to our newsletter to receive emails about upcoming events, special discounts and new products!

To make this even more special, we are celebrating by giving everyone a 10% discount on one order.  
The code is: CelebrateDT
This code expires Monday, April 30th, so don't wait!
*10% off will not work on Provo Craft items.

Please be sure to stop by the Ginger Snap Scraps Blog and welcome the rest of the Design Team. Don't forget to bookmark this blog so you can come back to see all of the amazing artwork made with products from Ginger Snap Scraps

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Frosted Designs Card Sketch #17

I guess you can say I'm back!  Surgery went well and I am feeling great.  I'm still tired and have limitations (no lifting, can't return to work, etc.), but I am able to get back into my Craft Room!  We have another new sketch for you:

And, here is my card:

Most of the products are from Close To My Heart®.  The papers are Stella, the bling:  Sparkle Flourishes, Designer Brads, and Sparkles.  The color-ready border is retired and the ribbon is from my stash.
For more inspiration and information about the prize, head over to Frosted Designs!  We look forward to seeing you there!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Pretty in Pink

Although the papers are retired, the flower and the blingy brad are still available from Close To My Heart®!

I'm starting to spend some time in my craft room again, and this is what I came up with!  I was planning on just entering it with the Card Makin' Mamas, since their challenge is Make It Girlie, but then I stopped by Heart 2 Heart and saw their photo inspiration.  The colors match perfectly!  I always love to link to Make It Monday, where anything goes and everyone is so sweet!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Time To Shop!

My friend Cori just opened her new on-line scrapbook store.  I hope you will all check it out - she is even offering free shipping!


Are you a scrapbooker or a paper crafter?
There is a new on-line scrapbook store for you to shop!

Ginger Snap Scraps is a brand new, on-line scrapbook store run by stay
at home mom, Cori Wagner.
The store has many popular brands such as Cricut, Copic, My Mind's
Eye, Echo Park, Peachy Keen and many more of your favorites! All
Cricut cartridges are $35 and under all the time!
You can shop the store now by going to

Shipping at Ginger Snap Scraps is $5 flat rate shipping to the US and
$10 flat rate shipping to Canada. *Due to expensive shipping rates, we can not ship any 12x12 paper to Canada.  Shipping to military bases is
always free, as a thank you for your service to our country.

Help support small business and stay-at-home moms!

Cori would like to offer all of you free shipping to her store!
 Use the coupon code AB4 at checkout for free shipping on your
order-good for US and Canada!

Like Ginger Snap Scraps on Facebook for new products and store coupons!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Frosted Designs Card Sketch #16

Once again, the Design Team at Frosted Designs has been busy!  Here is the sketch they have been working on:

Here is my interpretation of it:

Everything is from Close To My Heart®:  Florentine papers, Opaques Adhesive Gems, and the sentiment and the butterfly are from the Cricut® Bundle.  What?  You don't know about the Cricut Bundle?  Check out page 13 of the Idea Book! 

Now that you've learned that you must have the Cricut Bundle - just click the "Shop" tab at the top of my blog, get your bundle and then head over to Frosted Designs to see what the rest of the Design Team has in store for you!  You're going to love their cards - and wait until you see the prize!!!
I'm going to add this to the fun over at Make It Monday too!
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

A Tiskit, A Taskit - It's a Paper Basket!

I'm a huge fan of Pinterest and I found this adorable basket awhile back and pinned it.  It was time to create one of my own!
Here's mine:
It started out as a 12 X 12 pice of buttercup cardstock.  I sponged all of the edges with Creme Brulee ink, added a handle, some Easter grass, and Peeps!  Just so you know, the bunnies are Chocolate Mousse Peeps!  Who knew???!!!

The original basket was much smaller and had two handles.
 Pinned Image

 I found the directions here
You know you want to make one!  So, off you go to your crafting space, but, be sure to come back and tell me about your version of this adorable basket!
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


Nothing big, just a ladybug in the garden today!
I just love ladybugs - especially when they are eating aphids!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


This is just a quick post to let you know that I am having surgery later this week.  I've scheduled a few posts, so be sure to stop by while I'm recuperating!  I think you'll see at least one thing you'll like!