Fall is here – start decorating!

Hello friends! I wanted to share a wreath that I made for our front door! I got the branch wreath from Michaels and  and the rest is scraps from other projects! To be honest, this was a really simple undertaking. I used a bunch of ribbon from my stash to make flowers, and leftover sticks from a branch & vase combo we purchased ages ago for the living room.

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Michael’s Wreath – $4.99 (*usually* on sale – up to 50% off!!)




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I used branches like this and broke them into pieces, weaving various colors into the wreath in alternating lengths and angles, adhered with hot glue. The branches came wrapped in a tan matting material that I cut into strips and layered behind the sticks.







These ribbons were wire-edged, so after bending over the edge, I pulled the wire on one edge to scrunch the flower together. A couple of layers of ribbon later and a nice gem or pearl center, and done!




And, here’s the final product! This piece stands up really well outside, with the neutral tones and natural products used. Thanks for joining me!

Wicked Witch Halloween Canvas

Hi crafty friends! I wanted to share my Design Team creation for Where the HeART is challenge! Our fabulous sponsor this month is Sassy Studio, so head on over to see all the great DT inspiration and take a peek into their store for some sassy images!

We would LOVE you to enter even if you are new to mixed media! We used the image: The Wicked Witch
For this project, I used:
White Canvas covered with purple/teal/black acrylic paint
Echo Park’s “Chillingsworth Manor” paper & sticker collection
Letraset Promarkers
Multicraft 3D foam pop dots
Distress Ink
Misc from my stash:
long thin black feathers
black tulle
fabric roses
grey wired ribbon
edge scraper for distressed look
Thanks for looking all!

Cuddly Mr. & Mrs. Claus Card

This festive card is my Design Team submission for Creative Craft Cottage – check out the other cards and join the challenge here! the most cuddly Mr. and Mrs. Claus I’ve ever seen – love these two! This adorable digi is by Rick St Dennis.

A couple fun techniques on this card:

  • I used some old lace across the bottom, sprayed it with Tsukineko Shimmer Texture Spray and  sprinkled Martha Stewart Glitter on it before it dried. It’s hard to see in the picture, but in person, it gives it that extra boost of pazzaz!

For this card I used:

Thanks for stopping by!!!!

Flyaway Butterfly card

Hey friends!!!

Just wanted to share a challenge card I made recently with a gorgeous digital image of this sweetheart!! This image is by All Dressed Up  and is called Flyaway Butterfly. How gorgeous is she? I love the simple elegance of these digital stamps, and coloring them is quick and fun! Throw in some Nestibilities dies for super simple layering, and voila!

See below for “ingredients” ;)

For this card, I used:

I’m submitting this to their challenge #41, as well as the As You Like It Challenge “Favorite Die and Why”Thanks for coming by!

“Over the Moon” Wedding Card!

I am absolutely OVER THE MOON about this gorgeous digi from All Dressed Up Stamps!! I can’t even handle the cuteness of Wendy’s images, they’re all so sweet and endearing! Anyway, this is a card I made from one of her gorgeous images, that I colored first with Letraset Markers (I used both Promarkers and Aquamarkers). I then painted her dress/veil with Tsukineko Shimmer Texture Spray and mixed the texture spray with silver Pearlex Pigment powder in varying amounts to paint and shade the moon. Last step was stamping “happily ever after” (by Hero Arts) onto a white piece of cardstock, cut out some layers with my Cuttlebug and Sizzix Framelits Scallop Squares dies, popped it up with foam squares, and viola!!

This card is for my recently engaged cousin, who I am beyond thrilled is engaged. Hope she likes it!

Entering this into the following challenges:

The Crafty Addicts

All Dressed Up 

Inspire card with NBUS!


I made this card to use up some old bits and bobs I had lying around and it turned out to be perfect for a couple of anything goes challenges I stumbled across!

One of the challenges was to use “NBUS” or never before used stuff – how fun! So here’s my card, using my NBUS: old lace and a wood sentiment! Another was to use a stamp, soI stamped the background piece behind “Inspire” with a wood mounted filigree stamp.
Hop on over to their blog to check it out!


Butterfly Altered Box

Hi crafty friends! I wanted to share my Design Team creation for Where the HeART is challenge! Our fabulous sponsor this month is Chubby Mermaid, so head on over to see all the great DT inspiration and take a peek into the Chubby Mermaid store for some awesome images!

We would LOVE you to enter even if you are new to mixed media! We used the image: “Be Free”
For this project, I used:
Plain black gift box
white paper roses painted with Tattered Angels glimmer mist
Viva Decor Pearl Pens in black, silver, ice white
Pearlex Pigment Powder (Mixed with water to paint with)
Distress Ink
DCWV paper

Wedding pictures came today, the scrapping has commenced!

I’m so excited to share the first layout I did for my wedding
pictures! This is my first layout with a picture from our wedding, and I was so thrilled with how it turned out (seeing as how I put a TON of pressure on myself for it to be perfect!) I created this layout with the Heirloom paper line from Diecuts with a View; I used 180 sheets printed paper pack. They aren’t the thickness of card stock but the designs are absolutely gorgeous. The roses were sprayed with tattered angels glimmer mist, and the diamonds are made of brown Pearlex pigment mixed in with Liquitex modeling paste. I actually made the stencils out of binder covers, but I’ll do a separate post on that :-)




I’m entering this layout into the “Our Crafty Corner” challenge for this color palette :) See their design team inspo and other lovely submissions here! Also entering into Let’s Create Challenges “dies or punches” challenge here:

A new challenge blog to inspire you!

There’s a brand new challenge blog starting on 7 September Woo HOO I’m going to be part of their Mixed Media Design Team, I’m thrilled!

Where the Heart is Challenge


There are going to be two teams on the Challenge Blog – a mixed media team and a card team. There’s a little introduction to myself and one of the other DT members Claire on the blog today – you can find the post here. If you would like to learn more about our new challenge blog pop over to the blog and see what we’re all about, and join us on the 7th!

What better way to get those creative juices flowing than a craft challenge?! See you over there and thanks for the support!

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“Wonderful” baby shower card

I am the kind of person that tends to over think things. Like thinking that a baby shower card has to have a crib on it! So I used this cas(e) this sketch challenge as an opportunity to get out of my comfort zone, and just make a cute card without a over-the-top theme! 

Quite pleased with how it turned out, I like the patterns and the simplicity of it. Head on over to cas(e) this sketch to see the other submissions and get some crafty inspo yourself!! 

Here’s the sketch I based it on: