Saturday, January 22, 2011

Altered Vera Bradley Purse

I bought a new Vera Bradley Purse but in my excited that it had a leather strap I overlooked the fact it did not zip or snap shut. I have a tendency to drop or dump my purse, so having it snap shut was a must for me. But it was problem easily solved. I went to Jo Anns and bought some magnetic snaps and applied them to the purse. But now I had a new problem. The outside of the snap was showing and was not appealing to the was an EYE SORE! So I started going thru my different sets of brads, trying to find something that was around the same size and had 4 of. Came across an unopened box of Antique Brads and load and behold. Perfect size and perfect color. So I slid the brad into the opening, applied some super glue and now no more eye sore!! Very happy with the results. Love it when something turns out right for once. :)

Friday, January 21, 2011

More Valentine Cards

 Started yesterday morning making more Valentines Day cards. Of course had to start with the super cute flamingo stamp from the set Valentine Defined which you will find HERE in the Occasions Mini. I used Pink Pirouette paper, retired accessories and DSP.

Next is a card a cased from Stamping with Dorothy. I changed the colors to Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler along with Love Patterns DSP. The set is Things I Love, which the set speaks for itself! I used the Victoria Crochet Trim. Totally love anything vintage! While making this card, I was inspired to create this...

Nothing says Valentine's Day better than CHOCOLATE! Along with the Things I love set, I used items from the Filled with Love Promotion. Filled with Love stamp set, the buttons and Love Patterns DSP all in one low price. But you gotta hurry and order soon, the promotion ends on Monday Jan 24th. I put the chocolates on dimensionals...did I mention I LOVE dimensionals? I think I order some with every order I put in I love them that much. I then put crystal effects on top the chocolates to make them stand out more.  Im a big fan of the small details.
~If you live in the Fayetteville, NC area and would like to attend my Vday Open House on Feb 5th.

Please comment below or send me an email for details. Info also located on my SU website.~

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Here is something I made recently. I put a decor element Life Milestones onto a canvas. I applied some ink and modpodge before applying the sticker. Its not quite what I was aiming to create but it still looks pretty cool! For someone like me who moves alot. Putting decor elements on a canvas or something is a better investment since Ill get more than one use out of it.

Here is also a pic of my craft room at the moment...pretty crazy huh? I get my Ikea delivery on Tuesday so Ill put up a pic later once I get the room all organized. I have to make ANOTHER trip to Ikea because the desk portion of the unit I want was out of stock and to order ANYTHING online, shipping will be way way way toooooo much. But lucky for Ikea I LOVEEE them soo much the 3 hour ride is totally worth it.

You may be wondering why there is a a bed frame in there too. I wanted an idea of space when I put the room together so Ill still have room to put up the air matress when I have guests come. Cant wait to get my room functional!!!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Couple Samples

Here are a couple samples I made today for the Open House. The top two were copied right out of the Occasions Mini Catalog, which the set is in-Valentine Defined. The sucker holder I also used the set Filled with Love, which is for sale as a bundle set right now. It came with the set and some DSP and you get some cute clear heart shaped buttons too!.
I am totally in love with the flamingo

stamp. It's soo cute!! Im off to Ikea tomorrow, so hopfully Ill get my craft room organized soon. Will most pic of room when finished.

Friday, January 14, 2011


I have moved...again! I went from Washington to MI in Aug 2009, MI to WA in June 2010 and WA to NC in Nov 2010. Now, and hopfully for a good amount of time I am living at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. I have finally gotten most of the boxes unpacked and finally am getting to sorting out my craft room. I am planning on getting an Ikea desk/bookshelf soon. So my room is a disaster till then. And crazy me decided to plan a Valentine card open house on Feb that means Ill be putting together some Valentine card ideas. But its been soo long since I stamped and FINALLY after almost a year I have ALL my stamping supplies in ONE location. My goal is to be posting at least twice a week. Lets see how long I can keep it up. So check back soon for some new card pictures!!!!

~If you live in the Fayetteville, NC area and would like to attend my Vday Open House,
please comment below or send me an email for details. Info also located on my SU website.~