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March 2012

CPC Mixed Bunch Window Box and Cards

Today I want to share with you the project I designed for Craft Project Central.

Mixed Bunch Window Box & Cards

Spring is just around the corner so let’s get ready by stamping some bright and cheerful cards!  With this project you’ll make a fun box and three different card designs.  Each of the cards has a little twist that makes them different from the standard card!  This box and cards set makes a great gift and a fun class.  To get the directions to make this project just go to Craft Project Cnetral and subscribe to the month of March.   I had a lot of fun creating this project and I hope you will enjoy making it!

Everyday Enchantment DSP Foldover Card

My fondness for the Everyday Enchantment DSP continues!  I will be sad when Sale-A-Bration is over and this lovely paper is no longer available.  I am just happy that the Summer Smooches paper will be available to purchase in April cause it just might help me get over the loss of the Everyday Enchantment paper.  

I am sure that this card style has a proper name but I just call it a foldover card.  Here are links to other foldover cards I have recently shared, here and here.

Foldover sabpaper

Stamps:  Pursuit of Happiness
Ink: Soft Suede
Paper: Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Pool Party, Everyday Enchantment DSP
Big Shot: Labels Collection Framelits, Beautiful Wings Embosslit
Extras: Pool Party Ruffled Edge Ribbon, Rhinestones

Foldover sabpaper2

Hope you have a wonderfully creative day!  If you have any questions or need to get some of this beautiful paper you know where to find me or you can always place your order through my online store.  

Live in the Sunshine-Ready for Spring

I was inspired by the cool banner that was created by Julie for Craft Project Central and thought I would make a banner too.   I ran a piece of white cardstock through the Big Shot using the Designer Rosette Die.  This is what it looked like.


What I saw was a picket fence.  Do you see it?  So instead of making a rosette banner I made this.

Red scallop frame and fence

I guess you can tell that I am ready for SPRING! 

Here's what I used to make this card
Stamps: Pursuit of Happiness, Woodgrain, Mixed Bunch
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Bashful Blue, Pear Pizzaz, Brights Patterns DSP Patterns pack
Punches: Boho Blossom, Bird Builder, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, 1/2" circle, Decorative Label
Big Shot: Perfect Polka Dot TIEF, Oval Scallop Frame
Extras: Cherry Cobbler twine 

Maybe sometime soon I will get back to making a banner.  If you have any questions pleae let me know.  I never know how much detail to give or pictures to take.  Remember Sale-A-Bration is ending soon so be sure to place your orders or give me a call, you do not want to miss out on all the great products.


CPC Prestigious Party Pack

It is time for a party!  With the awesome new Designer Rosette Big Shot die you can make this cool, but simple banner for a special party!  The six-inch rosettes make a big statement on any wall or shelf.  In this project you’ll see how you can make the coordinating favor boxes with the same die!  Add the quick and easy invitation and you’re ready to party!  Change up the colors and letters on your banner and you can make these party pieces for any special event!!

Prestigious-Party-PackThis great project was created by Julie.  If you are ready to party and make this cool projects then just go to Craft Project Central and subscribe to the month of March!


CPC9 Bright Blossoms and the Summer Smooches DSP

Did you know that Craft Project Central hosts a card challenge?  What is really nice about the Craft Project Central challenge is that it is for the whole month!  Another cool thing is that you can enter as many times as you like AND every week CPC will pick their top two favorites.  At the end of the month CPC will choose five random winners from the eight favorites, and the winners will receive a FREE subscription to the month of their choice on Craft Project Central!   Sound good? Here is this month's sketch.


The sketch comes from the creative mind of Kris.  There is even a mini tutorial about the inspiration card that Kris created for the sketch.  I decided to join in the fun and here is the card I made for the challenge.

Cpc9challenge bright blossoms2

I was pretty faithful to the sketch and it was sure fun one to work with.   Here's what i used to make this card.

Stamps: Bright Blossoms (available in  April ), Friendly Phrases
Ink: Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade
Paper: Whisper White, Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight, Summer Smooches DSP,(available in April) Daffodil Delight Brights DSP Stack
Punches: Boho Blossom, Scallope Edge punch,2 1/2" circle
Big Shot:   Scallop Circle # 2, Perfect Polka Dots TIEF
Extras: Daffodil Seam Binding Ribbon (available in April) , In Color Designer Printed Brads, Circle Cutter, Rhinestones (colored with a turquoise Sharpie)

Cpc9challenge bright blossoms close

If you have any questions about the challenge you can go to Craft Project Central or contact me and I will be happy to help!  I look forward to seeing your creations so please join in the challenge!

Clearly For You

Have I told you how much I like the Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper(DSP) Everyday Enchantment?  I am sure I have. One of the reasons is that I have a serious crush on Poppy Parade and it is a color prominent in this paper pack.  I am really going to miss this color when it retires at the end of May.   The 2010-2012 In Colors will be retiring and a new set of In Colors will be featured in the next catalog due out in June.  If you are going to miss any of the In Colors; Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzaz, Concord Crush, Blushing Bride, or Peach Parfait then you need to make sure to stock up on cardstock, DSP, ink refills, ribbon. 

Glearly for you sabpaper

I really like Poppy Parade and black together.  Here's what I used to make the card.

Stamps: Clearly For You, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Poppy Parade, Black Stazon
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Poppy Parade, Everyday Enchantment DSP
Punches: Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Crop-A-Dile
Big Shot: Scallop Rectangle Clearlit
Extras: Basic Black Taffeta ribbon, Black Brad

Here's a closeup of those cute little birds.

Clearlyfor you closeup

Have a Happy St. Patricks Day!  Not sure if we are having green eggs or not but I am sure we will drink something green!  

Chickens in a Pot

Are you wondering what I am going to share with you today?  No, it isn't a recipe for dinner but hopefully you will think it is a recipe for something cute.

Chix in a pot

How this came about is I had all these leftover chix from the tutorial I made (posted below) and then my sister told me she ate some fabulous chicken pot pie and well that is how my brain works sometimes.


Here's what the card looks like when you pull up the chix.

Chix in a pot2

Here's the recipe!

Paper: Cajun Craze, Peach Parfait, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight,  Peach Parfait In Color Patterns DSP stack
Punches: 1 3/4" circle, Boho Blossom,. Bird Builder, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack
Extras: White Organza Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Black Sharpie, Basic Rhinestones, Simply Scored Diagonal Plate 

Have a fabulous day and if you have any questions or need to order some crafting supplies, you know how to find me!  

CPC Baby Shower Decorations & Cards Ensemble!

Will you be hosting a Baby Shower in the near future?  If you are and you are looking for some cute decorations and favors have I got something to share with you!

Baby Shower Ensemble
So cute, right?  This great project  designed by Amanda includes instructions for creating a "glowing present" for a table centerpiece, adorable baby block table decorations, a cute favor gift bag, a shower invitation, and a wonderful card for the mom to be to use to thank her guests!  It’s so easy to switch up the colors to match any theme.  With this tutorial, you’ll be ready for a fabulous baby shower or baby party in no time!

You know what you need to do!  Go to Craft Project Central and subscribe to the month of March and you will have access to 10 tutorials for the low price of $10!

Sneak Peek: Bright Blossoms Stamp Set

I cannot stand it any longer!  I have had this adorable stamp set Bright Blossoms since I went to Leadership in January and now  I can finally share samples  with you!  The best thing is that next month you can also purchase the stamp set and a whole bunch of coordinating products.  Just wait till you see the Summer Smooches DSP (Designer Series Paper) that coordinates with this set, seriously cute!  My guess is that over the next few weeks there will be many a sneak peek so stay tuned!

Brightblossoms turqpocketI love this color combination, it just makes me happy!  It has been rainy and gray here so this bright splash of color is just what I need.


Stamps: Bright Blossoms, Fabulous Phrases
Ink: Black Stazon, Old Olive, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise DSP Brights Patterns Paper Stack
Punch: Scallop Trim Border, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack
Big Shot: Labels Collection Framelits
Extras: Brights Brads, Dazzling Details, Basic Rhinestones, Real Red Satin Ribbon

Brightblossoms turq pocket pieces

Remember,  April 1st (no fooling!) you too will be able to purchase this set and many coordinating products from the Summer Smooches product suite.    You also have just a  few short weeks left to take advantage of Sale-A-Bration.  There is always something exciting going on!  If you have any questions or you cannot wait to see what else is in the Summer Smooches Product Suite let me know and I will see what I can do to help. 


CPC Calorie Free Cupcakes!

Bet ya didn't know that you can make calorie free cupcakes.  I am here to tell you that you can and let me show you what they look like.

Cupcake Ensemble

So cute!  This adorable calorie free goodie  is the creation of Holley.  Wouldn't this make an adorable favor or centerpiece for a party?   To get the recipe for this treat go to Craft Project Central and subscribe to  the month of March.   It is definitely a SWEET deal!