Monday, June 29, 2015

Spellbinders Hop

Hello hello!  Welcome to my blog - I'm excited to be taking part in the latest Spellbinders hop! 

Today's hop is introducing the new Sapphire cutting machine - a little gem that will cut and emboss using dies up to 2  1/4”!  It's affordable price allows you to experiment with paper crafting without making a big commitment.

The Sapphire™ machine and the Sapphire™ dies are sold exclusively at Jo-Ann craft stores and Visit to Learn More.

I played with 2 new dies for this hop!  First I used Spellbinders PHD-003 Ovals to create a focal point behind the seal from the new Seal-abrate set.

To create my own custom background, I used Avery Elle Bunting

Then I decided to use the same Spellbinders PHD-003 Ovals and Avery Elle Seal-abrate to create a coordinating cupcake topper!

Lastly, I used the Spellbinders PDS-508 Celebrate to create a milk bottle wrapper.  I think it coordinates perfectly and would work great for just about any occasion!  The sentiment is from Handwritten Notes.

That's it from me today!  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Teacher Cards

Hello friends!  I recently needed more than just a few teacher cards.  Side note: there's a lot of teachers in my life! 

Anyways, I was thrilled to have the new Little Minds stamp and die.  
 On my first card, I kept it very simple - using the new pierced rectangle dies to create depth and interest.  

Next I masked the heart and ruler to create this card.  It also has a fair amount of glitter. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great day! 

Thursday, June 18, 2015


Hello everyone!  How's your week progressing?  I have been busy this past week and thought I'd share a few highlights here...

Molly "graduated" from Pre-K.  Next stop: Kindergarten!  She's so ready - I am very excited to watch her blossom. 

She also had her ballet recital.  

Parker's last day of 1st grade was yesterday.  2nd grade here we come!   (This is Parker and his teacher, Mrs Olson - she is so great!)

We're kicking off summer with a ton of great ideas.  My goal is to keep Parker reading and writing every day!  He's got a fun-filled, sports oriented summer ahead of him to reward him for all of the hard work he's going to be doing before he goes to camp every day!  Molly is going to color and work on sight words every day at the same time!  

Ok, enough about me - lets get to the card! 
To create my shaker, I die cut the wine glass die from the new Avery Elle Wine Shaker die from white cardstock and then colored it with a Copic marker to get a very light shade of cardstock.  I heat embossed a bow from Homemade and added a sentiment from Happy Hour!  Clink!   The entire panel was cut with the Double Pierced Rectangles to get that pretty pierced edge! 

Thanks so much for stopping by - I hope you have a great day!

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