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Monday, November 5, 2018

Sweet Sentiment Cards

Hello, sparkly friends! I hope your week is off to a beautiful start.♥︎ I'm popping in with two little cards today.

Tomorrow is the big day on HSN when a plethora of new Crafter's Companion goodies will be released! I am super excited about the new sentiment dies. They are gorgeous and make a lovely card all on their own.
Not surprisingly, one of my favorites is With Love. You know my sappy heart, after all! I adore the elegant curlicues and sweet hearts nestled within. My butterfly is from the Flutterby Create-a-Card set.
Isn't it dreamy? I paired it with the Vintage Doily die from the Vintage Tea Party collection (split in quarters to use as corner detailing) and a Decorative Ribbon die on top from the Sew Lovely collection. Once again I have used sweet papers from Sew Lovely.
Also new is this beautiful way of expressing gratitude. I paired it with one of the loveliest pieces of paper from the NEW Roaring 20's paper pack! There are gorgeous areas throughout every sheet of 12x12 paper. I offset a shadow layer of my sentiment since I used it without the background outline die. I couldn't possibly cover up this gorgeous paper.
Requiring only the simplest embellishing, I cut out a sweet fluttery friend from one of the sheets and added a touch of lace on top. Oh the joy of crafting again.♥︎

Thank you for fluttering on by and I wish you a sunshiny day. :)

Friday, November 2, 2018

A Crafty Return (and exciting news!)

Hello, sweet friends! I cannot thank you enough for the love you have shown me over the last 8.5 months while I was away. I treasure you and have missed this precious community. It has been a tumultuous year but I am thrilled to return to my beloved crafty space.

My crafty return comes with exciting news. I am honored (and stunned) to be joining the Crafter's Companion Design Team! Color me sparkly! I adore this company for countless reasons that go far beyond the inspiring products they create. It honestly is nerve-wracking to start this journey after being away from crafting for so long, but everyone has been so encouraging. I love this team already.
Next week is a huge week for Crafter's Companion, with a plethora of new releases! Sara (the creative mastermind behind CC) will be on HSN throughout the day on November 6th to pique your creativity in the loveliest ways. It's hard to choose favorites but Enchanted Forest may win with the most magical goodies!
Along with that bountiful collection, there are also necessities such as new nesting dies. I have used the Scalloped Circles to make a card in the sweet cathedral window technique. Isn't it just darling? They are often placed like a square, but I've tilted mine and layered Scalloped and Stitch Edge Squares beneath.

The gorgeous paper is from the Sew Lovely collection, a recent launch that I love! The beautiful sentiment is from a previous CC Subscription Box, which comes your way each month with a new theme/technique. This stamp is from the Stamp & Die box, which I have anchored with the new Scalloped and Stitch Edge Hearts. My sunshiny solid paper is their dreamy pearlescent luxury cardstock.

I am elated to be back to the crafty world and look forward to sprinkling your blogs with sweet sunshine. I have missed encouraging you and being blessed by your masterpieces. Thank you for your patient love and for never, ever giving up on me. Sparkly hugs to all!

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Magic of the Moment

Hello, precious friends! I hope you're having a lovely weekend. I'm sharing a soft and sweet encouragement card on the Wild Orchid Crafts blog today.♥︎
A crafty friend of mine is a tough stretch, so I created this card to encourage her to embrace every tiny bit of magic she can find. (We do make the most wonderful friends in this community, don't we?) How I treasure these beautiful Wild Orchid Crafts flowers! Every card is an indoor garden for the special recipient.♥︎
I combined pink and white blossoms, which sparkle with a touch of Glamour Dust paint. A vintage crown pin (on special!) is nestled within. The dreamy papers are from Maja Design's Sofiero collection.♥︎
White Cotton Lace adorns the sides, while White Net Lace ruffles across my floral arrangement.♥︎  The lace floral corners are from my stash. I wanted to add softness to my bouquet without adding leaves, so I tucked in a few lace roses (inspired by my sweet teamie Evgenia!).
I pray this is a ray of sunshine in my friend's life. Thank you for fluttering on by and I wish you a beautiful day!♥︎

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Sunday, February 11, 2018


Hello, treasured friends! I'm posting on the Wild Orchid Crafts blog today, sharing a celebratory card for a precious new baby. ♥︎
Soft and sweet is my favorite combination for baby cards (and all cards!), so I incorporated several Wild Orchid Crafts trims for supreme sweetness. ♥︎ The darling papers are from Pion Design's Theodore and Bella.
Ruffle trim flutters along the bottom, which I've topped with a gorgeous flat-back pearl sting. Up top is a pretty eyelet trim, which I truly adore. The curved border is a Marianne Design die. For extra ruffles, I crinkled up white vintage seam binding for my primary floral arrangement. ♥︎
Have you seen the gorgeous metal embellishments in the store? I fell in love with the heart charm set (naturally!) and adhered one with pink Divine Twine. ♥︎ It's a lovely touch of pink and gold to my neutral palette card.

Thank you for fluttering on by and I wish you a beautiful day! ♥︎

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Sunday, January 28, 2018

Sweet Pink Birthday

Hello, sweet friends! After a bout with the dreaded flu bug, I am back in action and will be sprinkling your blogs with love later today! I hope you are healthy and happy.♥︎ I am posting on the Wild Orchid Crafts blog, sharing a sweet pink birthday card.

Blossoming in love for the special day, my bouquet is filled with roses, sweetheart blossoms, rosebuds, and gorgeous tulips. Oh the beauty of WOC.♥︎
I combined Pink Mist and Mixed Pink flowers for a variety of pink shades, nestled alongside pure white beauties. ♥︎ The dreamy papers are from Maja Design's Sofiero collection. I kept the framed design mostly open because it's just so lovely.. I envision it as the butterflies dancing around a sweet scene, with darling rosebuds sprinkling atop the birthday girl.
The bow is made with lovely Pink Tulip seam binding and my sentiment is trimmed with White Net Lace. (Yes, I have an affinity for doing that.) ♥︎ The pretty frame is Tutti Design's Butterfly Oval, which makes my heart happy.
Thank you for fluttering on by and I wish you a beautiful day! ♥︎

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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Joy and Laughter

Hello, sweet friends! Happy New Year! I'm posting today on the Wild Orchid Crafts blog, sharing a sweet little card. I adore WOC purples so much that I couldn't resist making a card to coordinate with my previously posted tag.♥︎
The pastel lilac Cherry Blossoms pair so beautifully with the deeper purple of the English Rose and Gypsophila. The largest flower is the stunning Chelsea Rose, one of my favorite additions to the WOC store last year.♥︎ My papers are from LemonCraft's Violet Silence.
Sweetheart Blossoms (and Minis!) trail up the side, while a sparkly Bead Berry Spray adorns the bottom. Nestled within are the most darling leaves, touched with sweet pink love.♥︎
A heart crowns my Anna Griffin sentiment, as elegant as it is heartfelt.  The pretty frame is from Sue Wilson's Lauren collection, which was a beautiful gift from a sweet friend. All of my flowers have been trimmed in Glitter Paint for sparkle.

Thank you for fluttering on by and I wish you a lovely day!♥︎

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