Saturday, June 25, 2011

My Style

Hello Ladies!
Greetings from sunny and cold Copenhagen...isn't it summer?...  This week at Our Creative Corner, we are having a Design Team call!!!  That's right, YOU could be the next OCC designer! We want to see a card that is YOUR STYLE - whatever that style is, just make a brand new card showcasing your awesome abilities and tell us all about you and your style! The OCC team is diverse and we'd love to see what you would bring to the table!

As for me, my style is always changing and evolving.  I love simple, clean cards, but they are not my forte...I can't stop adding embellies!...  I am most suscessful with Shabby Chic and Cutesy type cards.  Here is an example of one of my favorite recent Shabby creations.

I used my new Postmark set from PTI.  It's perfect for the little piece of shabbiness that lives inside my creative brain.  This one is my Cutesy style:

See?  I can't decide....I think I may have a split personallity...  Any how, show me your style and post it up on the OCC site.   I hope you will join us, I'm eager to see all that you create and look forward to our new team members!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

And I'm off...

***this post has some paper creations, flower creations and general rambling...***

It has been a CRAZY, CRAZY, CRAZY 2 weeks! ...did I say crazy?...  Wanna glimpse into my insane asylum?

First, we have been replacing the carpet on the second floor of our home.  All of the spaces except for our bedroom were done 2 weeks ago.  We were going to put hard wood in there, but hubby changed his mind.  The new carpet hasn't arrived at the warehouse, so we have been living on particle board for almost 3 weeks now.

Then, the Jones boys...the sons from the family I grew up next to...decided to get consecutive weekends.  The younger of the 2...he's 30...had his wedding and small reception last weekend.  I made the cake for this, a 3 tiered, 3 layer white chocolate cake with strawberry and raspberry fillings.  Here's some photos of the cake, but if you check out this post by Kathleen...the Mother of the Grooms.... on Facebook, you can see how I looked cutting it up...let's just say, I got messy...  

Now, being a former wedding coordinator, their mother also asked me to help plan the one hosted at her home.  The only glitch?  It's the weekend I'm in Copenhagen.  So, I had to plan an event, that I'm not even installing!  I did however make 10 centerpieces, the corsages, bridal bouquet and cake.  I won't have a completed set-up photo of the event until I get home, but here is an example of the centerpieces with the paper underlay:

The underlay is make from 18x18 paper, with their names cut from the Cricut in the corner.  The centerpieces are carnations in various white porcelain containers with red ribbons.  Here's a close-up of the paper:

and what the car looked like with everything packed in it when it left here just 1 hour ago...I can't believe it all fit in a Mini Cooper...:

Now, did you know that I'm an international party planner?  That's right, and it's the reason I'm going to Copenhagen...and to visit BFF Annerd...  It's a combined birthday party for a couple.  Dana is turning 40 and her hubby, Steen, is turning 50.  They are having a 90th birthday together...cute eh?...  I'm flying out there to make it fabulous!  I'll post photos of the set-up process when I'm there, but will share the things for the kids room at the party.  That's what the Danes do, adult parties have a kids space 'cause they don't really do babysitters....I could NEVER be a Dane for that reason...  So, the theme for the kids room is Mickey Mouse so this was a natural part to plan, as we are a Disney family!

These are the goodie boxes for the kids.  Thank you Cricut, I need to use you more..

The party hats for the kids.  Simple and cute!

Now, I have clean my house and prepare for my mother-in-law to stay and care for my little ones!  I'll have more posts while I'm gone, lots of paper creations too!
I am so ready for some fun in Copenhagen!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Oh the challenge!

This week's Our Creative Corner challenge is a GOOD one!  Thanks again to fellow desgn team member, Lori Rider.  It was a head scratcher, which are my fav's!  This week there is a color challenge with a twist!  Not only do you need to use the colors you see here...some of my ultimate favorites...but you need to use 3 different punches and one of them needs to be a border punch!!  

So off to the craftin' spot I went, thinking, 'This will only take a few minutes to whip this up!'.  Well, it didn't.  I wanted to use this great paper I picked up by House of Three along my new PTI set, Postmarks.  Easy peezie...not....  I couldn't find punches that I like; then I forgot I had to use 3; then the background paper that started off pink, I distressed and it now looks peach....sigh...  Well,I really like how it came out!  So I used the colors...obviously...the Friskars border punch...see it there?...along the map? new Spellbinders Nestabilities Reverse Wonky Rectangles and a Pink Paisley die cut.  And a die cut counts as a punch, even though I didn't do it my self....right?....  Well I'm counting it anyway, 'cause I like it and it reminds me that in just 4 SHORT days I will be leaving for Copenhagen!!!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Thanks a Melon

Yes, you!  Thanks for hangin' in there with're the best!...  But it appears, I'm back in full force!  I just spent the last 4 days painting, ripping up carpet and making over 30 creations...whew....  Most were for publications, but this one's for you.

I used my new PTI set, Fruit Fusion - Melon.  Isn't it adorable?!  I had hoped to get this set before the end of the school year to make cookies and cute containers for the teachers, but it arrived too late.  I'll do it next year, 'cause I love this set!  I personally hate the taste of melon, but think it's a cute summer icon.  If I need to make a thank you gift this summer, this it my go-to set for sure, with melon cookies and candies.  Yum!

This is another crazy week.  A second round of carpet is coming, a decorating re-do for the master bedroom, 2 wedding cakes, 10 centerpieces, 1 wedding bouquet and packing for next week's trip....I take on too much...  I like to keep busy, but this is ridonkulous!!!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Polka-dot Party

Hi Ladies!
Well, I've been busy craftin' in spot and here is the first of many creations for me to share with you.  It's for this week's Our Creative Corner challenge.  Check  out this inspiration photo:

Isn't that pillow lucious?...too cute....  So the challenge this week is to use 2 items as inspiration for your creation.  I obviously had to do polka-dots...I wish had some kraft colored pom-poms too....and the color palette.  We have a few little boy birthday's this summer, so I broke open my new PTI set to make this.

Inspired?  Great!  Now head over the the OCC and check out the DT's creations for more inspiration and join us for some craftin' fun!  See you there!

Friday, June 10, 2011

You'd be proud...

I have been a craftin' fool these last 2 days!'re right, it's wonderful therapy!...  I will have lots of things to show you, but you'll have to wait just one more day and I PROMISE I will have bunches of posts in the coming days...and weeks...and months...

Until then, I had to clean out my space so I could get to my was a shame really... and have added even MORE things to my 'purge' sale list.  Go check it out here, then e-mail me your requests asap, things are going fast!  Once those things are sold, I will be listing TONS of my favorite supplies for sale.   Crochet doilies; pins; velvet and seam binding ribbons; tea dyed items; glitter embellies...the list goes on.  BUT I can't list those fabulous finds UNTIL the purge sale is over.  So get crackin!!!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

For sale!!!

I have been busy cleaning house and have the need to make some space...just wait till you see it!... I am getting rid of some of my tried & true stamp sets, ink pads and so much more! I will be adding more every day so keep checking back…

Shipping will be paid by the buyer and I will ship in any size USPS Priority box or $4.95 envelope only. Pick the size you want and fill it up! I will only accept PayPal, and all items must be paid for within 24 hours. E-mail me at with your request and I’ll respond letting you know your total. Please put "SALE" in the subject line so I don't think it's junk mail. All items will be shipped within 24 hours of payment.

Go to my 'FOR SALE' page or click here for the current list!