Featured Design: One-Piece Boxes

My spring break is coming to an end. :( I decided to get "boxy" and make some cute Easter gifts for my co-workers as a welcome back. I had a bunch of fun finding these templates from here. I enlarged them to 11.5 and ran them through my cricut. Putting them together was easy with a dab of glue. Then decorated them with flowers and filled them with Easter grass and candy! I didn't realize how heavy candy can be!  :) Enjoy. Oh, BTW - happy Easter. (I mean St. Patrick's Day)


Featured Technique: Mini-cards & digital stamps

Hello everyone,
I am excited for today's post. I have been longing for a set of colored pencils. Many of the blogs I have been following have been posting beautiful flowers using these sharp, eye-catching colors that pop! Well, Michael's had a 40% off sale on all their Derwent Inktense Pencils.
THEN (hang on) there was an additional 40% bonus coupon in their flyer this week. So, a set of 12 pencils was only $12.98. Can you believe it? I drove home as fast as I could and created these adorable mini-cards and played with my pencils. I pulled out my container of gamsol and learned how to blend with my new pencils. I used a digital image that I purchased from here. They have a few more digital stamps that are similar to this one. I just might buy those next....Take a look:
I will add more pictures when my phone decides to cooperate with me. I love the crispness of the pictures it takes, I just can't get them off the phone!


Featured Stamp & die: Butterfly by Local King

My friend and I got together and borrowed each others new stamps that we purchased at the convention. I was immediately drawn to this cute butterfly with matching die from Local King Stamp.

I have been trying a clean and simple approach to my card making lately. I have been suffering from a slight case of creative block. I love the cards I saw from this site. That I have been trying to leave more "white space" in my cards. It is NOT an easy thing to do!  :) lol. Enjoy!

Featured Flower: Agapanthus cards

Hello again, I believe I have used this stamp the most out of all my stamps. It it just perfect for so many cards. This first card features a stamp by stampendous - Agapanthus Long. Although the second card uses a slightly different stamp - Agapanthus Cluster, I consider this a duo none the less.

Featured Set: Pick-a-petal

Hello Everyone,
It is Spring Break....yeah! That means more time for me to be creative. :) But I have not had time to show-off my creativity yet. (It is Thursday) I did manage to complete a few sets of duos finished.

This first duo is my favorite. I have no idea how I have existed in the stampin' up world without finding this adorable set sooner?! I absolutely love it. It has so many uses. My friend, Marie borrowed it for a bit, and now I have time to play with it.  Aren't they cute?