Thursday, February 16, 2012


simple yet cute card today: i started with a cardstock base using AC’s Botanique Opal (this paper is gorgeous!). i got several pages from this collection pieced out on clearance at a local shop & have used all of it up already! the opposite side is a nice peachy cream. i was really wanting to use one of my new Martha Stewart doily diecuts, so the whole card revolved around that. i decided where i wanted to put the doily, and then adhered some brown satin ribbon around the card base and put the doily on (they’re self-adhesive!).

i then stamped my sentiment on a scrap of brown cardstock & embossed with ZING! white powder…. i’m getting a lot better at embossing, if i do say so myself… J the brown cardstock is from and has this awesomely smooth finish. i’ve noticed the smoother the texture, the easier it is to emboss CLEANLY.

thanks for stopping by. J

Saturday, February 11, 2012

and the obsession continues...

just bought BasicGrey's Sweet Threads collection pack.

digging in. more to come! :)

Thursday, February 9, 2012


so, lately i have been having some crafting-motivation issues….i will be amped up to work on some stuff when i’m at my job, but by the time i get home, it’s gone. BOO. this needs to be fixed asap.

this card was for a friend of mine for her birthday. my inspiration came from the paper smooches SPARKS challenge, which i meant to enter this card into, but lo and behold, i just didn’t have the motiv to get it blogged & linked up. oh well.

i used kraft paper for the base & a big swatch of patterned paper from the LUSH Red Diamonds collection from My Mind’s Eye for the main focus. i got a new Martha Steward punch for Christmas that i used for the scalloped squares.

i have had these red metal flower accents from ColorBok for awhile, and the patterned paper was calling them. a simple sentiment (Paper Smooches) embossed with ZING Red Glitter embossing powder on a kraft flag finished her up.