Busy Bee

Happy Friday!  :)  So I have some super happy good news to share!  After being unemployed for almost exactly a year, I finally got a new job!  Woo hoo!  :)  Can you tell I’m just a little excited?  Hah!  I start my new job on Wednesday and am looking forward to it!!

I have a super busy card to share today.  I’m loving the colors of this patterned paper from My Minds Eye and kept putting more and more onto my card, lol. Way busier than my usual stuff, but sometimes you just gotta go with it!  I paper pieced the bee and used some of my favorite May Arts ribbon.

I hope you all have a great weekend!  My new job is business casual and I am finding that I don’t have much in that department, so I get to do some clothes shopping!  :)  See you back here on Sunday with my final Paper Made Bakery sneak!

Rolled Flower and a Thanks!

Happy Monday, all!  I hope everyone reading got today off from work in honor of President’s Day!  Since I’m currently unemployed, every day is a day off from work, lol!  I haven’t had an interview since November and it gets more and more frustrating as the weeks go by.  But I don’t want to talk about that – lets talk about getting inky instead!!

This weekend was mostly about organizing and cleaning our converted garage.  I’m hosting a Crafty Day in a couple of weeks so DH and I are have been working hard to make it nice for when my crafty friends are here.  DH has done the majority of the work and I’ve mostly been doing stuff in the kitchen, like rearranging stuff and putting up shelves.  All in all, it’s coming along nicely and we should be done in plenty of time.

In between cleaning and organizing I was able to put together a card to share today.  It came together pretty quick and love the combination of orange and turquoise.

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ETA: I’m over at the Clearsnap blog today with a quick and easy project.  Come take a look!!

Tag, You’re It!

More tags again today!  I’m having so much fun making these.  They come together pretty fast once I figure out the design part of it.  I’m trying to use my stash of past Christmas lines to outfit my tags.  This particular set is made with the I Believe collection from My Minds Eye.  I think it was released last year.  I have this set up for sale in my Etsy shop.

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Weekend Stuff

So this weekend I’m working on a project for a class I’m taking at the local community college.  I need to design 3 business cards and one of them is giving me trouble so I thought I would take a break!

My mom and I recently signed up to attend Art-Full Horizons.  It’s a weekend long event happening over Memorial Day weekend in Palm Springs, CA full of make-n-takes, deminars, gourmet food and fun, fun, fun!  I think the thing I’m looking forward to the most is the Grand Garden Tea party on Friday night.  How fun!!

I have another pub reject to share today.  I only submitted 4 cards to the most recent call by Paper Crafts and am so fortunate to have had 1 picked up.  Here is a rejected card I made for the Halloween call.

Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (vintage cream)
Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye Lush2 collection (orange houndstooth)
Accessories:  Echo Park Paper Happy Halloween collection (sentiment/banner sticker); Clear & Simple Stamps (buttons)

A Hundred Hearts

Here is another Valentine’s Day card – this one using a newly inked stamp set from Clear & Simple Stamps – Love Notes.  I paired the set with some My Minds Eye paper, Nestabilities and a Zva flourish.  The chipboard heart is Maya Road.

Here’s to a happy Thursday!!

Be Loved

Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to switch gears to Valentine’s Day!  I love Valentine’s Day cards.  They are probably my second favorite cards to make so I love that Valentine’s Day follows Christmas so closely.  :)

I was watching Eclipse while making this card so I didn’t want to use the sewing machine – it’s a bit loud – so I opted for some faux stitching :)

Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (white)
Patterned Paper: My Minds Eye (Be Loved collection)

Joy Ornament

I am absolutely smitten with the My Minds Eye collection I Believe.  I love the colors, the images, the sparkle – everything about it!  I’ve used it again today to make this cute ornament.

Ornaments are really easy to make using your circle Nestabilities and the tab punch from Stampin Up.  A little twine to string everything together and voila!

Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (scarlet jewel, aqua mist)
Patterned Paper: My Minds Eye (I Believe collection)
Accessories: Kaisercraft rhinestones; American Crafts thickers; Papertrey Ink twine
Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities (classic scallop circle large, classic circle large); Spellbinders Frameabilities (poinsettia frame); Stampin Up tab punch