The Door was Marked You…

Friday, May 20, 2022

Happy Friday. While I have been away from blogging for a bit, I have not stopped creating, learning and playing with fabric, paper or fiber. I have been busy creating custom orders for special occasions and have been blessed to have such wonderful people who support my work. The rest of the time I am loving learning new things... I am taking more quilting and embroidery classes, sewing new things…
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Valentine’s Day Love

Saturday, February 5, 2022

Say "I love you" with a beautiful handmade greeting card, shabby chic style! This card is not only suitable for Valentine's Day but for any occasion for which you want to express love! The card features a canvas heart that I painted with gesso and embellished with mulberry paper flowers, imported lace and appliques and wire pearls. The heart is attached to design papers from Lemoncraft and embroidered lace. The…
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Reading Pillows

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Good Morning.... Wanted to pop on to share my reading pillows! As you may or may not know, I was blessed to learn so much from my mother who crocheted, knit, quilted, sewed and taught me all of those wonderful skills combined with being so fortunate to have such a wonderful quilt shop near my home. A little visit to the shop inspired me to create these reading pillows for…
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Christmas Angel

Saturday, November 27, 2021

Stopping by to share another card I created for Christmas. I dug into my special paper stash and decided to incorporate Pion papers once again. The 6x6 papers feature four designs that coordinate so beautifully with one another. I embellished the card with a painted and embossed chipboard frame on top of beautiful Venice lace and Christmas sentiment stamped with Altenew Jet Black Mixed Media ink- wonderful for stamping on…
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Vintage Santa Christmas Card by Pion

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Stopping by to share another vintage Christmas card. For this card, I dug into my beloved Pion design paper and selected a vintage paper. Pion has always been a favorite imported design paper and so happy to incorporate them into a card. For this card, I used the 6x6 Pion papers. I embellished a wooden snowflake frame with embossing powders and glitter and then added mulberry paper roses, pearl &…
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Christmas Sparkle – Prima Pink Christmas

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Well, it is that time of year when all things Christmas begin to appear. It is truly a magical time and so creating cards and keepsakes to mark the holiday is so much fun. There are so many beautiful papers and embellishments this year and for my card, I chose Prima's Frank Garcia "Christmas Sparkle". You can get this collection at your favorite retailer or online store. I also was…
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Mermaid Tail Beaded Hanger

Monday, September 6, 2021

Inspired by a Youtube tutorial from Sanna Suomalainen for Prima, I decided to make this beautiful mermaid tail; however I added a twist by making it one that can be hung in a window (with a suction cup hanger) or on a wall. In her fabulous tutorial, Sanna uses a thick cardboard tail and because I am a horrible "fussy cutter", I decided to have a mermaid tail cut from…
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Happy Birthday Gift Card-Craft O’Clock – “Lovely When You Smile”

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Good Morning. Just stopping by to share a card I created for Craft O'Clock for their guest design team. For this 6x6 square card, I used the beautifully vintage "Lovely When You Smile" collection of 6x6 papers and their Junk Journal packet. The papers feature gorgeous vintage greens and bright blue and the journal packets have cut apart folders and pockets as well as tags and papers to make your…
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PLUM IN CHOCOLATE MINI ALBUM

Sunday, April 11, 2021

As a guest designer for Craft O'Clock, and in one of my first attempts at creating a mini album, I designed this romantic and shabby chic Mini Album using the Plum in Chocolate Design Papers from Craft O'Clock Scrapbooking Papers. The collections are rich and beautiful and they offer scrapbook papers in 12", 8" and 6" paper packs, Journal extras sets, cut aparts and chipboard which make for the most…
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IF FRIENDS WERE FLOWERS, I’D PICK YOU – HAPPY BIRTHDAY CARD & GIFT BOX

Monday, March 29, 2021

Spring has sprung here and the crocuses have begun to bloom so it was great time to create a card the features flowers! Today I created a vintage card using Craft O'Clock's Plum and Chocolate design paper to celebrate a special birthday! These papers are gorgeous and have a vintage feel with beautiful browns and aubergine colors. I covered the front with lace and matching mulberry flowers and added a…
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