Monthly Archives: October 2011

Cherish Card with Butterfly


I’ve been cleaning and rearranging in the shop a lot this week to make room for the new stock coming in. I’ve rediscovered some paper and pretties that I knew I had…but some how lost track of in my mind when I pull supplies to make projects. I made this card yesterday with a box of lovely die cuts with lightly sparkly edges. The butterfly came from Graphics Fairy,  I cut out two images and layered them to get the desired effect. The paper is from Crate : ) I finished it off with some ribbon and buttons.

There is lot’s of die cuts left in the box…so I am challenging myself to use up this set before I open another!

Boys Will Be Boys!!!!


Turns out to be a totally gloomy rainy fall day here in Michigan. Just the right weather to stay busy working on paper projects and watching re-runs on Netflix. I got all caught up on Warehouse 13. Woot Woot!!! Wish I had me some of those fun gadgets : ) Or better if I don’t…I seem to get into enough trouble without them LOL.

I worked all day on boy projects ( and watched my show.) The challenge with boy projects is that all the vintagy things I love to add doesn’t  really seam to go to well. Getting details with out glitter and lace is a tough job. I did have a selection of awesome papers and chipboard from Crate Paper though so it made a challenging job fun : )

I think this is such a great classic color combination for boys! The airplane and arrow are chipboard.

My oldest son used to call fire trucks -fire sharks when he was a toddler : ) I miss those days!!!! I added a fun bingo card from a larger sheet of tags.

I just love the blue and green on this card. Needless to say the theme was boys and their wheels….starting from a vintage 4 wheel wagon to an awesome classic hot rod race car!!! I may have gone a bit overboard on the chipboard on this one…man it’s heavy!

Okay I have to admit, this one is my favorite! I think because the car reminds me of the General Lee. My sister and I used to watch the Dukes of Hazard sitting in front of the tv and have  our dinner on tv trays with the short little legs. I don’t want to brag….but I also had the matching lunch box lol. If you are wondering about my fascination with that classic orange charger….I do drive a charger. Not a classic…and not orange. for now anyway…my newly driving son has his eyes on it yikes.

That’s enough boy projects for one day…tomorrow I break the glitter out again : )

For the Love of Jane


I do believe my very dear friend Jane is trying to covertly  come up with new challenges to test my abilities. I should mention that she is also very sweet and generous and always brings me some new treasures when she comes to play paper with me in the shop.

Jane Brought a Spoon.

No Really.

It is a lovely tarnished spoon though.

Okay…I’m up for this challenge. Did I bring my “A” Game???? Of course. I don’t even have a “B” Game LOL.

So here is to all the spoons out there waiting for their place in a collage.

Once again I searched my fav Graphics Fairy images and came up with this sweet girl. I gave her a frame of silvered Dusty Attic chipboard and a cute little dimensional embellishment …also from Jane : ) The paper for the background is from Graphics 45. I always love typography. I inked it heavily with vintage photo disstress ink. I then added stamped paper lace trim and some of the yummiest crushed velvet trim. The spoon was accented with beautiful wings from Mellisa Frances a couple of keys and a small inked mailing tag and an additional stamped tag and cut out butterfly.The final touches were a bit of lace trim and a few vintage buttons : )

Small Disclaimer……You can not….I repeat…can not punch a hole in the handle of a stainless steel spoon with a cropadile. Believe me…..I tried.

Halloween Card ( Mom no peeking!!!)


I know you will see this card and say….that’s not vintage….or shabby chic. I made this card especially for my Mom down in Texas who has a much more traditional taste. She calls my style Frou Frou lol. So here is a card that is much simpler and no fancy lace or inking and stamping. Mom happens to love the Peanuts and I found this great little sticker set right after the holiday last year and managed not to loose it for a whole year!!!! YAY ME!!!! I did manage to sneak in a little paper layering though tee hee and some buttons. I think green and purple make a nice color combination for Halloween.

I had to finish the inside too!!!!

Sweet Treat Tin


This is the perfect little bucket for packaging some sweet little goodies for a gift! One of my favorite papers from Pink Paislee with some snowflakes stamped in chocolate ink. I love this image from Graphics Fairy with the vintage style Santa getting ready to bring the gifts down the chimney!!! I added a nice shimmery silver ribbon and layered tag with stamped sentiment and snowflake. I finished it off with many buttons with string. Now the important question….what treats to make to go inside????? LOL

Shabby Chic Christmas Tag


I created this tag with soft colors and lots of layers. The sweet image is from Graphics Fairy. I gave it a large chipboard frame that was painted and inked, then I accented it with sparkly glitter, pretty layered paper flower and leaves, and bow of blush colored ribbon. Sheet music and buttons are the perfect finishing touch. These tags would make a great addition to seasonal holiday decor since they have an extra thick base for sturdiness. Wouldn’t this be lovely in a vignette with lace, candles and books????

I’m having lot’s of fun finding new ways to finish these extra large tags. Keep posted for new projects! I listed these in the Etsy shop. For more information click on the link on the right→

Spooktacular Halloween Tag


Yep…still working with the large tags! What fun I had with this one!!! I’ll admit it’s not you’re typical Halloween colors….but it’s spooky none the less. I’ve had the bat paper in my stash for a while now, and the green is from Pink Paislee. I just love the scroll effect in the corner. The awesome Halloween image is from Graphics Fairy. The frame was a chipboard element that I painted and inked…then I added a Dusty Attic candelabra. A fun green ribbon with skull print for the bow and tie at the top. A few green buttons and this is a frightfully great tag!!! It’s also quite large… 7 3/4 x 5 1/8 inches to be exact…so it would be a great addition to holiday decor : )