In My Thoughts

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My granddaughter turned three on Friday and we had a family get together on Saturday to celebrate!  My mom and sister drove down on Wednesday and left yesterday.  We had fun being together and we were busy every day! It is always so sad when family leaves. My daughter sent this to me and it sure does put the sadness into perspective.


I haven’t been in my craft room for days but today I have a card that I made several weeks ago for a friend.  It’s hard to tell in the picture but I used Rich Razzleberry and Pacific Point for the layers and I sponged the flowers with both of these colors as well.  The butterfly is also made from Rich Razzleberry using the Bold Butterfly Framelits. I used one of our new embossing folders in the annual catalog called Elegant Dots.

Flowers up close

I used the Petite Petals punch and the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.   Sponge Daubers were used to add ink to the edges of the flowers and I finished them off with a pearl in each center (I used two different sizes).

My sentiment is from the host set Best Thoughts.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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English Garden Pillow Boxes

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HB Blushing Bride Pillow Box

I LOVE the new Square Pillow Box Thinlits Dies in the Holiday Catalog.  I’m keeping my fingers crossed that this will be a product that carries over into the Annual Catalog.  It is so easy to make this pillow box and it’s very roomy inside.

I didn’t decorate the front too much as I feel the paper is the star of the show (English Garden Designer Series Paper).  It is a little hard to tell in the pictures above but when they are side by side you can see that they look a little bit different in size.  The ribbon on the blue one doesn’t hold the box shut, you can open the ends and leave the ribbon on.  The ribbon goes around the ends on the pink one and would need to be removed to open the box.  I might do this if I was worried that the box might open.

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Stay tuned in the next few days and I’ll have a video showing you how I created my pillow box.  Here’s a PDF that includes a picture of the project and all of the supplies needed for both boxes that you can print or save for future reference:  Happy Birthday Pillow Box Card Recipe


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Boo Treat Bag

Washi Tape September

A Little Thanks September

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Quick and Easy Box

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A quick and easy box to make is the 2, 4, 6, 8 box.  Its name comes from the fact that you score it at 2″, 4″, 6′ and 8″.

You’ll start with a sheet of cardstock measuring 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″.  On the long side you’ll score at 2″, 4″, 6′ and 8 inches.

2 4 6 8 box step 1

On the short side, score it at 2 inches.

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Next,  cut up from the bottom of the paper, up to the 2 inch score line.  These will be your flaps.  Cut the small section out from the bottom right.

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The picture below shows the inside of the box.  If you want a hole so that you can see inside the box, put it on the panel indicated.  Also, place adhesive (I recommend Sticky Strip or Fast Fuse for all of the areas where I indicate adhesive) on the flap shown.  Tip:  If you want to add DSP to your box, do it now BEFORE you cut a hole in the panel.  You should have (4) pieces of DSP that measure 1-3/4″ x 3-1/4″.

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This is the outside of the box. I’ve shown which flaps you should add adhesive to as well as what order to fold the flaps in when you start assembling.  I’ve done it so that the last flap will fold towards the back of the box.

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When putting the box together, I like to adhere the little flap to the opposite side first.  Then fold the flaps in!

2 4 6 8 folding box

If you have any questions, let me know!

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Springtime Flowers

Tulips Happy Hoppy Easter

I’m always excited for Spring.  I love the warming weather and the beautiful flowers that start popping up.  My husband is an airline pilot and has traveled all over the world.  About ten years ago, on a trip to Amsterdam, he brought home some tulip bulbs that we planted in a flower bed.  Every year about this time they pop out of the ground and we thoroughly love it when they make their appearance. They don’t last long but we look forward to seeing beautiful tulips each Spring.

Now that Spring is officially here, I thought it would be a perfect time to use my Love is Kindness stamp! You’ll have to look below in the Product List to see the full stamp as I’ve only used a small portion of it on my card.  I inked up the tulips with Memento ink but I would recommend Staz-On if you are going to do any kind of watercoloring.  I accidentally used Memento ink and my card turned out ok but there’s always the risk of the black ink smearing.   You CAN use Whisper White instead of watercolor paper when watercoloring, which I did, but you need to be very, very careful that you use a light touch or else the paper will start pilling.  I colored with my stamp pads by tapping the color onto one of my clear blocks and then picking up the color with the Aqua Painter. I didn’t want excess water on my card so I was careful not to squeeze the Aqua Painter.  (I could have emptied it but I didn’t want to waste the water while we are in the middle of a drought here in California).  I tried using a blender pen but the Aqua Painter glided so nicely over my paper.

I punched out three flowers from the Itty Bitty Accents punch pack and then used my sponge dauber and Rose Red ink pad to add some color around the edges.  I used Candy Dots in the center of each one.

Tomorrow I’ll have a video showing you how I was able to place my tulips exactly where I wanted them plus there will be new Weekly Deals!

Have a great day!


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Easter Treat Bag

Happy Hoppy Easter 2

Is it just me or is it hard to believe that Easter is almost here??!!  Time is just flying by!

When my daughters were growing up, they LOVED Cadbury eggs.  I can’t pass them in the grocery store without thinking about my girls!

I was doing some Spring Cleaning the other day and came across a cello bag with Halloween candy (yes, the candy was still in there) and a cute topper.  Since I haven’t made a topper in a while, I thought it would be perfect for the Cadbury eggs with a few Hershey eggs thrown in.

I used one of the cute little chicks from the set For Peeps’ Sake.  The stamp has a row of three chicks but I only wanted the middle one, so I put some tape over the other two before I inked up the stamp.  It’s very important to remove the tape before you stamp  onto your Whisper White card stock (ask me how I know).  My sentiment comes from this same set.  I punched out my chick with the 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle punch and then used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to place the sentiment exactly where I wanted it.  If you aren’t sure what a Stamp-a-ma-jig is or how to use it, you can watch a video I made two years ago by clicking here.  I think this was my very first video.  I’m a bit ( a lot)  embarrassed by it but what the heck, gotta start somewhere, right?

Using my dauber, I sponged around the scallop circle and the flowers with Daffodil Delight.  I think the topper would have been cute had it been embossed but I ALWAYS do that so I decided to just leave it plain.  I have to admit, I love an embossed piece of paper.

Have a lovely weekend!  I’ll be back on Monday!

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