Sunday, December 11, 2011

I absolutely love the concept of taking something that would be thrown away and making it into something beautiful. I recently acquired a couple of old, burlap coffee bags and thought they'd make some lovely home decor. Here I copied an idea I found in a magazine. Below shown is a simple idea I found at Pottery Barn. I just cut the burlap and wrapped it around the base of each tree for added texture and a bit of that rustic, country charm. I love the way they turned out. I hope to post another idea soon!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

This post is brought to you by the letter C. Cosmo Cricket that is! The product line titled Odds & Ends is aptly named and filled with beautiful elements that will leave you inspired to create more! I hope you like the projects, my apologies for the less than perfect photo! Enjoy the journey!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Recently the Editorial team and Go-to Gals from Paper Crafts magazine had an opportunity to tour Stampin' Up! and create a few fun projects. Stampin' Up! was amazing, as always, and they were kind enough to share some product from their new Spring Mini Catalog with us. The card above uses a set from that catalog. I simply love how organic this stamp set is. It's so me! I had so much fun creating this card.

Check back, I'll be using some of Cosmo Cricket's new line soon!

Enjoy the journey!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

I'm so excited to announce that my craft room was one of many lovely rooms featured in Creating Keepsakes new publication, Creative Spaces! What a huge honor! This publication is so amazing - I'm always changing up my craft room and this book has given me some really great ideas for decor and organization.

If you'd like to be one of the first get your hands on a copy here's a link for you...
Creative Spaces Link
Here's the info on a coupon code that you can use to get free shipping! The coupon code is:  SPACESBB It’s good for free shipping in the US, expires 5/27/11.

And for a sneak peak...
Sneak Peak of Creative Spaces

Would you like to win a copy? Simply leave a comment and one lucky winner will be chosen to receive a copy courtesy of Creating Keepsakes! This applies for international viewers as well!

And for a little peak into my room that you won't see in the magazine...
Most of the storage in my room has been created from items that I have upcycled. Here's a look at a unique way to hang your product so you can see it - and use it! I reused some shutters and then inserted retail hooks! How cool is this? I definitely use this product more when it's out in the open and it allows me to "shop" my product.

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Hope you enjoyed your visit!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

I've been so busy working lately that I haven't had an opportunity to post - further still, no time for paper crafting! I did take a few minutes today to create a card in MDS (My Digital Studio) Initially I set out to create an elegant card and then I ran into this little squirrel image and just had to use it! Hope you like it.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

I am loving how easy it is to create digital cards! I recently created this one using Stampin' Up!'s My Digital Studio program. So easy and so elegant! LOVE!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Finally, a chance to create and post a few cards! It's been way too long and I'm so happy that I had time to spend in my craft room with all of my favorite inks, stamps, paper, ribbon, buttons, brads...

Here's the result!

Monday, January 3, 2011

I am so excited to start a new job as an editor for Paper Crafts Magazine! This is such an amazing opportunity to share my passion for crafting and write about the amazing artwork that so many women are willing to share! If you're not familiar with Paper Crafts, here's a link I know you'll love the magazine as much as I do!