Saturday, April 29, 2017

Home Sweet Home Memo Board

Hello! I hope you are doing well!  Today I'm so excited to share my first Simple Stories blog post and project with you! I love to alter almost anything, so it's a joy to be in the "altered/home d├ęcor" group of the design team! I have been wanting to transform my ordinary cork board into something fabulous! I found the Domestic Bliss collection to be just right for my memo board makeover! The fresh, beautiful patterns mixed with the fun and perfectly quirky elements make for a most delightful experience in creating!
The main section is for memos, notes and messages and the smaller section is for my weekly dinner menu at a glance. A piece of 12x12 patterned paper was used for the background on the memo section.
For the meal list/menu, the daily chart is one of the 4x6 Vertical Elements and directly above that is one of the 4x4 Elements detailed with enamel dots and clear and regular stickers.
The Epoxy Metal Clips were securely adhered to regular push pins to create an area where notes can be easily slid onto the clips and displayed.
A variety of favorite Decorative Brads, Bits & Pieces and Combo Stickers were done in the same fashion as the clips, transforming them into adorable and fun decorative push pins!
Some blank tabs and bullet elements from the 4x6 Stickers were cut out individually and a small window pouch was created to hold them. Tip: layer a piece of clear plastic over and equal sized piece of patterned paper/cardstock and fold washi tape around the edges to create a visually pleasing window pouch.
The sides of the memo board were covered with Home Sweet Home Washi Tape. It was super easy to do and really adds to the customized look and feel of the memo board.
Finally, a couple of the large floral decorative brads were added to the frame as well as a few small chipboard flowers on the frame corners, topped with an enamel dot in each flower center.
Thanks so much for stopping by today and sticking with me throughout my post! I hope you enjoyed my altered memo board and might be inspired to create something with the wonderful Domestic Bliss collection too! Happy crafting!

Product List: (all Domestic Bliss)
Combo Sticker- 7801
Bless This Mess- 7806
I Can't Adult- 7809
4x4 Elements- 7811
4x6 Vertical Elements- 7813
6x12 Chipboard- 7814
Bits & Pieces- 7816
Enamel Dots- 7817
Domestic Bliss Clear Stickers- 7818
Domestic Bliss Epoxy Metal Clips- 7819
Domestic Bliss Decorative Brads- 7820
Home Sweet Home Washi Tape- 7822
Domestic Bliss 4x6 Stickers- 7825

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Really Reasonable Ribbon April Blog Hop!

Hello friends! I hope you're having a lovely day so far! If you're hopping with us for the Really Reasonable Ribbon April Blog Hop and coming to me from the fabulous, amazing CHERRY'S BLOG, then you're in the right place! If not, why not head over to the RRR blog to see the details and start the hop!
This month's Aqua and Coral Mix April Ribbon Club Assortment is super gorgeous!!
I loved using all the ribbons from this assortment on my 2017 Easter mini album and I love how it turned out! I hope you do to!
I really like to tie different ribbon strips to rings on ring albums and the RRR ribbon club assortments are always perfect for this! I used every single beautiful ribbon from the assortment on the cover, inside on some of the album pages and of course, on the rings. I love how this assortment coordinates so perfectly with the adorable Simple Stories Easter Simple Set Collection!
I also loaded the cover with lots of pretty flowers from RRR including Wild Orchid Crafts Ivory Open Roses, 2-Tone Peach Sweetheart Blossoms, and Miniature Gardenias Mixed Colors (I used the Aqua Gardenias) and I made 2 big bows for the front with the 5/8" Coral Rose Bold Diamond Print Satin Ribbon.
 And one more of the ribbon ring...I just love pretty ribbons so very much, don't you? 
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed seeing my project and now your next stop on the hop is SHEILA! Have a great day!

Monday, April 3, 2017

Topflight Stamps Grand Opening Blog Hop Winner!

Hello and happy Monday! For those of you who participated in the Topflight Stamps Grand Opening Blog Hop last week, thank you!!! It was a great success and because of you, Topflight Stamps is off to a amazing start!
As promised, I get to announce the winner of my personal $10 Topflight Stamps Gift Certificate Winner and that person is MARY HOLSHOUSER!!!  Congrats to you, Mary!!! Please email me at to claim your gift certificate code! And thanks again to everyone else!! Don't forget that every single one of the designers from the hop have their own $10 GC to give away and there's a BIG $50 winner announced directly on the Topflight Stamps Blog today!!!

Friday, March 31, 2017

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #35-What's Your Superpower?

Hi friends and Happy April! After a dark, dreary and exceptionally wet winter here in the Great NW, I couldn't be happier about Springtime this year! To kick off a new month, we have a brand new Mixed Media Monthly Challenge-#35-What's Your Superpower? This can be anything! A special or unique talent you possess, something you've grown to be good at or even something you wish you could do! Just have fun and use your imagination--you can't go wrong!
Our sponsor this month is the fabulous Stamper's Anonymous! Woo hoo!
So for my "superpower", I decided to create a fantastically floral mixed media tag in honor of my love for gardening. With Spring finally here, I am beginning think about heading to the garden shed for all my tools and start digging in--literally! I reality, I'm merely a amateur, but if I actually had a superpower of any kind, I would love to have a green thumb and be a master gardener!
I would love to grow all my own vegetables and herbs. And I'd love to have several fruit trees and bushes, even with all the upkeep involved. There's something about growing your own food that just feels right. And of course, what would a master garden be without tons of beautiful flowers, roses and butterflies fluttering all around!
Thanks so much for stopping by! I Hope you'll join in our MMMCs this month and show us your superpower!! Happy Crafting!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Topflight Stamps Grand Opening Blog Hop!

Hello! Today is the day! It's Topflight Stamps, LLC Grand Opening!!!  We can't wait to share with you our fun and different art stamps from all around the world. What makes us different? You can shop for hard to find, international stamps all in one place. And, we offer free shipping for US addresses for orders over $50!!
We also have an amazing Grand Opening Special Discount - 20% off ALL orders-use code TFS-GO20
Today we have an AWESOME blog hop (read through the end of this post for details) with some of the best paper crafters in the industry! They are each featuring some of our favorite stamps, many you probably have not seen before. Be sure to comment on this blog and all the blogs on the hop to be eligible for the GRAND PRIZE a $50 store credit!!!  PLUS  - each of the designers in this blog hop are giving away a $10 gift certificate to one of the commenters on their post. I will announce my winner here on Monday, April 3.  The $50 Grand Prize winner will be announced on the Topflight Stamps Blog on the same day. Good luck!!
I’m sharing a card made with the Stamp Set Flower & Butterfly Stamp Set by Carabelle Studio, Wire And Oil Background Textures4 Clear Stamp Set by Ultimate Crafts and the Dreamer Sentiment Unmounted Red Rubber Stamp Set by Katzelcraft.
Now, be sure to check out all these blogs and comment for your chance to win the grand prize!!
Topflight Stamps
Donna Bowman
Clare Messenger
Linsey Rickett- You are here!
Julia Stainton
Karen Crossen
Heather Pulvirenti
Veronica Zalis
Tenia Nelson
Lynne Forsythe
Lisa Hoel
Sandy Allnock
Rachel Kleinman
Teri Anderson
Lisa Adametz

Monday, March 13, 2017

Really Reasonable Ribbon March Blog Hop!

Hello friends! Today I'm excited to share my project for the Really Reasonable Ribbon March Blog Hop! If you are already hopping, then you should be arriving here from the delightful and ultra talented CHERRY! If not, hop over to the RRR Blog to start!
The Spring Rainbow of Color March Ribbon Club Assortment is one of my favorite's ever! The rainbow of colorful ribbons inspired me to create something I've never done before and I had the most fun creating it!
And here it rainbow mobile with hanging clouds, hearts and stars!
This mobile was a labor of love and it was really fun as well! I started with a large mason jar lid and began tying a strip of ribbon in each color around the lid until it was completely filled in. I die cut clouds and hearts from white, red and light pink felt, then glued them together along a string of fishing line. I added little red bubble heart embellishments to each string for weight, then I glued tiny gold stars randomly along the strings and added a few sequins for sparkle. Finally, I wanted to incorporate something with words into the project and found this white acrylic "little moments" piece from Elle's Studio to work nicely hanging in the center of the mobile.  I love how it turned out. It's even more cute in real life, as it's not easy to get a great shot of a swaying mobile in 38 degree Seattle weather in March--hehe.
And one lastf shot of all those wonderful ribbons....
Thanks so much for visiting! I hope you've been inspired by the beautiful March Ribbon Club Assortment! Your next stop on the hop is SHEILA! Happy hopping and happy creating!

Monday, March 6, 2017

Easy Paper Baskets For Any Occasion

Hi friends! It's my day up at the RRR blog and I'm sharing these little paper baskets that were the easiest things in the world to make! They come in perfect timing for all those upcoming Spring occasions like Easter, May Day and Mother's Day. Change up the patterned papers and you can make these fun baskets for birthdays or any other occasion/holiday you can think of! Super simple, fast and easy! Love it!
Here's the easy paper basket tutorial on how to assemble them. It seriously takes about 1 minute to put together. Another plus is that the little square pieces of patterned paper needed are so small, they are great for using up scraps! I used scraps from the beautiful new Simple Stories Faith collection. It coordinated beautifully with my basket handles which were covered with the simple and pretty Cindy White Crochet Lace. Finally, I added a single WOC Sweetheart Blossom in Ivory to either side at the handle base.
I hope you like these fun little paper baskets and I hope you'll try some of your own! Make sure to add your gorgeous Really Reasonable Ribbon to make your projects super special! Happy creating!