Daily Archives: January 30, 2012

A little bit of this…

…a little bit of that…

I have lots to share in today’s post but first I wanted to thank you all for all the lovely comments on my new line, Victoria Park. I am beyond thrilled that you like it and your comments and support mean so much. Thank you!

I’ve been a bit delayed in thanking you as I’m just catching up after a week away with my hubby. We’ve waited 22 years to go on a vacation together and it was beyond wonderful.This was our favorite spot every morning.

Yes, it really IS better in the Bahamas.

CHA is in full swing right now in Anaheim. It’s so much fun to see all the great inspiration online from the show. I have a few favorite Facebook places that I keep checking to see what’s up… Paper Crafts Magazine, Lily Bee Design and Maya Road. I was excited to see the Lily Bee Booth and my Victoria Park line here.

One place you won’t want to miss is Moxie Fab World today. I’m so thrilled to see my Lily Bee Head Over Heels line featured as today’s Moxie Monday post. Cath is giving away the complete line of Head Over Heels to two lucky winners. Stop by to leave a comment and good luck!

Before I left on vacation I was in full creative swing making a myriad of projects to send to CHA. This is one of the card designs I created for Maya Road. It features their darling Spool Sentiments stamp set and lots of sweet Maya Road accents. Did you notice the twine? I love the look of baker’s twine but find most of it a little limp for my taste. No longer! Maya Road has just released the most awesome three ply heavy baker’s twine that is amazing!

Finally…I need to pick a winner of the Stamp It! 3 Ways issue from Paper Crafts magazine. The random.org number generator picked number 46. Congrats Charlene!

Charlene | January 27, 2012 at 8:19 pm | Great card. Hope I win.

Please e-mail me with your address and I’ll get this sent out to you.


Happy creating!

Sweet Showers

Spring brings rainy days and showers. Umbrellas make darling stamped images for spring but how about flipping them over and using them for a baby shower design instead?

Today’s design features the latest Avocado Arts stamp set, Wishes and Kind Thoughts. Today I’ve used the sweet umbrella as the focal image and paper pieced it together for some color and dimension. The sentiment banner is created with their Avocado Type stamp set which is perfect for creating any sentiment you wish.

Here’s a peek at the detail…

To paper piece this design, I stamped it once onto the white cardstock and then three more times. Twice on the yellow patterned paper and then once onto some kraft cardstock to create the handle. By attaching the dimensional layer last and just adhering it along the bottom edge, I was able to fill it with tiny flowers for a sweet look. Each of the stamped dots was colored in with a yellow dye marker and then accented with tiny dabs of Glossy Accents.

Some of the Avocado Arts Design Team have a little inspiration to share with you today. These girls never fail to inspire me so take a peek…


I’ll be back later on today with the winner of the latest Stamp It 3 Ways issue. Stay tuned!

Happy Monday!