Friday, November 22, 2013


Hello my friends.

Can you believe how fast this month has flown by.  It is going to be Thanksgiving in less than one week.  Wow.  Before we know it Christmas and New Years will be upon us.  

I wanted to stop in to say Hi and  and to tell all of my crafty friends 
how grateful I am to have you around to inspire me to create. 
I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe holiday.    

This card is for all of you 


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

12 days of Christmas Inspiration

Hello my crafty friends. 

I am just stopping in to say a quick hello and to have you hop on over to a fabulous blog.  Damaris from the At Studio D is running her 12 days of Christmas celebration.  Last year she had some wonderful inspiration, so I expect this year will be the same.  So take a minute to stop by.  You won't regret it.   Here first project is up today.... it is a fun card.

Monday, November 11, 2013

PYC Challenge #8 - Grateful

Happy November!!!!  

The days are just wizzing by.  Before we know it Thanksgiving will have come and gone.  I don't know how it is for you, but for me the last few moths of the year go screaming by.  

I hope everyone had a save Halloween.  We were invaded by a zombie.  My son had so much fun acting out the whole zombie thing.  I am glad he enjoyed himself so much.  

Today we start the Challenge #8 at The Parade Your Crafts Blog.   
The theme is - Grateful

The collection I am using is Thankful from Authentique. 
 You can find all you paper needs at The Paper Parade 

For this challenge I wanted to do something totally different. I spent a good amount of time scouring Pinterest for inspiration with now luck.  But I did learn how to make the rolled paper flowers.  

Last weekend I attended the Scrapbook Expo.  I was on a mission for supplies I can not get at our big box craft stores.  As I was spying in on a make and take, I discovered these cool little tins.  They came in two sizes, 2 and 3 inch diameter.  The tins are like a bottle top or pastry baking tin.  

Bingo.... I found the inspiration.  Especially the Thankful collection remind me of classic kitchen decor.  

I carefully folded a strip a paper to make the ruffle around the outside edge of the tin. 
 I glued it down using Beacon 3-1 adhesive.  I made a few of the rolled flower,s two out of plain card stock and one from the Authinque collection.  Added a pearl bead to the inside and some glitter around the edges.  The sentimet if from the sticker pack from the Thankful collection.   

I was thinking that I could use some magnets and display this on the fridge or even use it in my office.

And not to forget the scraps....

Now it is your turn.  
Join us in the challenge at