Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Purse Organizer

I found some neat purse ideas and tutorials on the internet today at a site called Tip Junkie.  Laurie, the Tip Junkie, has a link on her site to a purse organizer tutorial at The Giving Flower.  I LOVED the purse organizer and it looked SO easy, so I decided to give it a try!  I made one for myself and one for a friend.  Click on the pics for a close up.

And here's what it looks like inside my purse:
I love this organizer!!  I think these would make great gifts- so fast and easy.  Thanks for stopping by my blog.  Have a great day!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Card Blog Stalker!

I have several creative blogs that I "stalk" on a regular basis, so I can (hopefully) soak up some of these ladies' creative talents. One of my newest favorite blogs is Cupcake's Creations, showcasing Mona Pendleton's beautiful cards and other creative work.  Recently, I saw a beautiful card at Cupcake's Creations and decided that I wanted to make a card using those same beautiful papers. I love the brown, blue, pink combination, so I purchased the Pink Paislee Sweetness collection and set out to "scrap lift" Mona's beautiful design.  Here is the beautiful card that was my inspiration:
 My card ended up a little bit different than Mona's, but as you can see, Mona's card was my inspiration for this card:
I recently got a new stamp set from the new My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Two collection.  That's where my dress form and banner images are from.  Aren't they cute?!   It's hard to see, but there's a cute, little, pink, chipboard button peeking out from under the bow.

Well, that all for today!  Thanks for stopping by my blog, and if want to see some REAL creativity, stop by Cupcake's Creations!  But be prepared to stay awhile!!  :)  
(Mona's card was posted here by permission.)

Patterned Paper:  Pink Paislee Sweetness Collection
Stamps, Lace:  My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Two
Chipboard Button:  Little Yellow Bicycle
Chipboard Banner:  Martha Stewart

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

My Mind's Eye Blog Challenge 26

I am a HUGE fan of My Mind's Eye products!!  I love ALL of them!  I decided to join in the fun on the My Mind's Eye Blog today and make a layout for their current layout challenge.  I rarely make layouts, but using the sketch on the MME blog, this one came together fairly quickly for me.  Here's the layout sketch from the MME blog:
And here's my take on the layout sketch:
Here's a closer look.  I decided to punch holes in my scalloped border trim and hang some baubles from it.
I found this sweet doily at a rummage sale recently.  I thought it looked so pretty on my layout!
I love stick pins and couldn't resist using a few here:

Thanks so much for checking out my layout challenge entry!!  I'd love for you to leave me a comment and let me know what you think!  Have a great day!

Patterned Paper:     MME Lost & Found Two Breeze "Precious" Motif Paper
                                MME So Sophie "Happy for You" Precious Stripe Paper
                                MME So Sophie "Open Your Heart" Berry Stem Paper
Die Cut:                   MME So Sophie "Clever"
Chipboard Accents:  MME Laundry Line Coastal "Authentic" Chipboard Border
                                 MME Stella & Rose Hazel "Fancy" Layered Chipboard
                                Crystal Baubles:       Making Memories
Flower:                    Maya Road
Doily, Glittered Heart:  From my stash :)

Thursday, August 4, 2011


I was inspired to make another card for the CR84FN35 Color Challenge.  I chose some soft, vintage papers for this card.  Celery and lavender make such a pretty color combination.  Here is my second card for the challenge:
I decided to stamp some pretty images on one half of my card.  I want to try to experiment more with my ever-growing supply of stamps!  I used glimmer mist to make a "lavender" flower.  I don't have many embellishment in the gray color family, but I found this sweet little Jenni Bowlin stick pin, and a gray pearl in my stash.
Thanks for stopping by for a visit today!  I love having visitors!  Have a great day!

Patterned Paper: K & Co. Charlotte, Ancestry; Graphic 45 Le Romantique
Ribbon: Little Pink Studio
Stamps: Kaisercraft Devonshire; Crafty Secrets Clear Art Stamps; Tim Holtz Urban Grunge
Sentiment: Studio G
Stick Pin: Jenni Bowlin
Flower: Prima
Lace: Paper Studio

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

CR84FN34 Color Challenge

Today I'm playing along with the CR84FN34 Color Challenge!  Lavender, celery, and gray make such a pretty combination, and I did my best to combine those three colors.  Here's my take on the challenge:
I had fun playing with my Tim Holtz bird cage die, and a Martha Stewart edge punch.
I used glimmer mist to turn the bird and one of these flowers lavender.  I love the glitter on them.  Thanks for stopping by my blog today!!  It's fun to have visitors!  

Patterned Paper: K & Company Watercolor Bouquet
Birdcage: Crate Paper Portrait Collection-Vintage Lace
Flowers: Prima
Chipboard Bird: Tattered Angels
Pearls: Making Memories
Sentiment: Papertrey Ink