I love this little blog. Really I do. But ack! It's been two weeks since my last post, so it doesn't seem it, does it?

Things have just been crazy around here, between work and school demands and the recent holiday. The first things to go are this blog-o and my Etsy shop (got a small pile of new cards here I have yet to even take pictures of and yes, there is a craft room tour coming sometime). February is usually the worst month for me, because although it is short, there are no school vacation days and it is when assignments and obligations really pick up speed...I am counting, just three weeks until spring break already!

Tonight, as it is very late and I still have more work to do, I am just sharing quick an old card I had photos of on my computer. I actually made it as a New Year's card, but I love the colors and the design and think it could work for many many occasions, minus the "in the new year" sentiment on the inside!

I love this little trick I did: a plain old chipboard frame, embellished. I just traced it onto a piece of cardstock that I had stamped with a background stamp for the front (cut out the middle) and onto a piece of patterned paper (whole) for the back. A sweet little twine bow adorns the side...

...sigh. I am currently obsessed with baker's twine. :)

Wishing you a *joyous* Wednesday...

thanks for visiting!


Cardstock (Melon Berry, Lemon Tart, Vintage Cream), Stamps (Background Basics: Diamonds, Heartfelt Basics), Ink (Vintage Cream, Melon Berry), patterned paper (Lemon Tart Bitty Dot), ribbon (New Leaf Saddle Stitch)---Papertrey Ink
Floral patterned paper (Nook and Pantry 6 x 6 pad), butterfly stamp---Basic Grey
Ledger paper (Slice Ledger 8 x 8 pad), glitter stickers---Making Memories
baker's twine, glitter---Martha Stewart
Other: chipboard frame (Colorbok), scallop border punch (Fiskars)


cupcake sweet

One of the things that I adore about Papertrey Ink is that they think smart. They are crafters and know what is useful and fun to have in crafting supplies, and also what adds value to a purchase. One of those things is versatility and their stamps are probably the most versatile I have ever seen: classic, clean and simple fonts with the perfect wording; clean, crisp images that can be used for a variety of occasions and coordinating sentiments. They are also pretty good at incorporating new sentiments that coordinate with older images and vice versa. All around fantastic. (No one has paid me to say any of that...I am just reflecting on my status as a VSC--very satisfied customer!)

Today I have a little birthday card to share that I am absolutely in love with! It is also a perfect example of how easy it is to use multiple sets on a single card. I used the cupcake image from the new Baby Button Bits, the leaf from Turning a New Leaf, and the sentiment is from Tiny Treats: Valentine. While all three sets have very specific*intended* purposes, it is so easy to switch that up!

I inked the cupcake in two colors and stamped onto Rustic White cardstock, then covered the whole top piece in glue, and added a layer of fine glitter. I also used Scor-tape to add a thin strip of glitter along the bottom of the scalloped piece. I am normally not into glitter, but lately, can't stop myself from putting it on everything!!

And on a side note, I am totally digging this color combo--Berry Sorbet, Cream and Spring Moss. Note to self: use it again!

Hope your week is off to a terrific start--thanks for stopping by!


Cardstock (Berry Sorbet, Spring Moss, Rustic White, Stamper's Select White), ink (Berry Sorbet, Spring Moss,Vintage Cream), stamps (Baby Button Bits, Turning a New Leaf, Tiny Treats: Valentine), ribbon (Vintage Cream), cream button twine---Papertrey Ink

Patterned paper (from Nook & Pantry 6x6 paper pad), button--- Basic Grey

crystal glitter---Martha Stewart
smooth gems---Hero Arts

Nestabilities large rectangle dies---Spellbinders
small tag die---Cuttlebug

border punch (Apron Lace)---Fiskars