Sunday, March 25, 2018

A Joyous Easter Card

Hi friends!  We had about 9 inches of snow on the first full day of spring this past week; however, most of it was gone over the next two days with warmer temperatures.  The month of March has been a snowy one.  Like I've said before, the seasons are all on a crazy cycle anymore.

With Easter fast approaching next week, I thought I'd better change gears and make an Easter card.  The papers I used for this card are from Pion Design's "Easter Greetings" collection.  I love the soft colors and delicate patterns of this line.

Beginning with white cardstock as a base, I layered a sheet of the paper after distressing the edges.  Next, I placed a piece of crochet trim on the left side.  The sweet image was placed on top of cheesecloth.  A Penny Black heart die strip was placed to the right.  The flowers are from  The diecut leaves are from Cheery Lynn and the vintage buttons are from my stash.  The butterflies are from the paper collection and highlighted with Diamond Stickles.  I also added a touch of Stickles to the flowers in the image.  A few Liquid Pearls were also added. 

A fairly simple card but one that makes me smile.  I hope that you like it as well.  It really is a beautiful collection of papers. 

Thank you so much for taking time to stop by.  I appreciate your sweet comments.  Have a wonderful week ahead!

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Shabby Chic Bird's Nest

Hi everyone!  Hope all is going well with you.  It has been an eventful week at our house from family illnesses to plumbing emergencies to carbon monoxide scare.  I am hoping this week will be more positive!

Recently, a friend and I did a shabby chic bird's nest swap inspired by Jennifer Stevens at Ooh LaLa Vintage Treasures.  The nest is displayed on a bedspring.  A doily was starched and shaped to create the nest.  From there, it was just adding various lace trims, appliques, bling, yarn, more doilies, eggs, and, of course, the bird.  There is a picture overload, so please sit back and enjoy.

I began by painting the bedspring with gesso and then covering it with trims, lace, appliques and bling.

This is a view of the completed nest from the top.  I wanted to make sure you could see the tiny eggs I tucked in by the bird.

The rest of the photos show the nest from various angles.

The link for Jennifer's creation is at  I just used whatever I found in my stash. 

Thanks so much for taking time to stop by and if you read through this long post!  I appreciate reading your sweet comments.  Have a wonderful week ahead!

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Hello Card

Hi there, dear friends.  We experienced two Nor-easters last week.  The first one resulted with a power outage from Friday evening until Sunday night last week for us.  That is why there was no new blog post from me last week.  It took an extra day until our cable services were restored as well.  Winter, apparently, has decided to make its appearance in March!

Today, I have a card to share featuring a sweet stamp designed by Sherri Baldy called "Little Sophia."  She was colored with Copic markers.  The pattern paper is from Scrap Berry.  The flowers and leaves, as well as the paper, can be found at Crafty City.  The oval frame die and the double-layered butterfly are from Spellbinders.  The pink strip of diecut hearts on the left side are from Penny Black.  Glossy Accents were added to the eyes and a touch of Stickles used here and there.  All other items are from my stash.

With spring around the corner, I thought it was time to make a card in those soft, pretty colors of the season.  I guess it is time to switch gears and start creating with the warmer weather in mind.

Thank you so much for taking time to visit my blog.  I appreciate your kind comments.  Wishing all a wonderful week ahead!