Love Beyond Measure


Hello out there! I sure have missed this little blog of mine and catching up with all of you. I didn't intend on being away so long, but it sure feels good to be back!

I hope you had a wonderful holiday spent with your family. It's truly one of the best times of the year (this, and summer vacation, of course!).

I have one last card to share with you that was created with the Limited Edition Let's Celebrate stamp set from Clear and Simple Stamps. I paired the "celebrate" sentiment with another from a favorite of mine - On the Mend. 

I just love the sewing theme! It's so crafty for a girl like me! And perfect for a sweet little Valentine card.

And look at those cute little crisscross stitches. Love!

In keeping with the sewing theme, I used some measuring tape ribbon and embellished it with a mini wooden spool, wrapped with twine. 

Well, that's all for tonight! I am getting ready to play a quick game of "Just Dance" on the Wii before bed time. I love that game! And having the whole family play along is even better!

Good night!

A Waltzingmouse Sketch


It's Saturday and time for a new sketch from Claire at the Waltzingmouse Sketch Blog! Not only is it a new sketch, but it is also the last - for 2011, that is. This will be the last sketch for the rest of the year to allow a short break for the holidays. 

But we will be back for the new year with brand new sketches that you will be sure to love!

This week, the sketch is to create anything with a star. I used Seasons of Love and Nordic Winter to create a cheerful little Christmas card! I've been using a lot of those sparkling snowflakes for my projects lately. I just can't help it - they are so pretty!

I dressed up the star by sprinkling a very light coat of tinsel glitter and added a pretty silver jewel. I think it adds just the right amount of shine. Don't you? 

An here is the sketch that Claire has come up with for this week. I do hope you will want to ink up your Waltzingmouse stamps and play along with us before the new year! I can't wait to see what you all come up with. I am always inspired by your interpretations of each sketch. And who knows! You could win a FREE stamp from Waltzingmouse just for playing along! 

Celebrate Card Making with Clear and Simple Stamps


Hi everyone! Today, the Clear and Simple Stamps Design Team is featuring a fun group project to give you some ideas for creating your own set of cards! These are so fun to give as little gifts to someone and make a wonderful collection of cards to keep on hand. Perfect for those last minute gifts!

I decided to create a boxed card set, which I am happy to say that my little sis has already adopted (that's just a nice way of saying she quickly snagged a few of her favorites from my craft room).

I started by creating the box, using pretty cardstock in Trendsetter Blue and strong adhesive. For the cards, I used Kraft Like A Rockstar in Cream cardstock. I love the texture of this cardstock so much with its small bits of fiber throughout. It really gives it a soft, but rustic look.

To give the cards a similar look, I used pattered papers from one collection - Nantucket from Pink Paislee and added a scalloped border to each card in more Trendsetter Blue.

After embellishing each card, I stamped various sentiments for different occasions by mixing and matching between a few of my favorite stamps from Clear and Simple Stamps. I love how versatile the sentiments are!

The new Limited Edition set is called Let's Celebrate and it is the perfect compliment to any of the CSS stamps. This set is available in the shop as a FREE GIFT from CSS when you spend $100 now until the end of the year! You can read all the details by visiting the CSS blog.

To complete my card set, I decorated the box with more patterned paper, tied with an aqua colored ribbon, and embellished with a fun little tag. Now I am so happy this little card set has found a new happy home with my sis!

Now head on over to see what else the CSS Design Team has created for you!

Thanks for stopping by! 

Let It Snow at the Kraft Journal!

"Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!"

Every time I hear those three words, I get that song stuck in my head. How about you? Will you be humming the tune in your head all day like I will be?

Today at The Kraft Journal, the theme is "Let It Snow!" We want to see your snowy themed creations using kraft cardstock.

I found this great little die cut snowflake in my stash and knew it would be perfect for the theme. I placed in on top of a white paper doily and a sparkling snowflake. I just love adding layers!

For my embellishments, I used pretty Victoria Seam Binding ribbon from The Kraft Outlet and tied a little silver bell using Earthy Hemp Cord. For fun, I curled the ends of the hemp cord by simply wrapping it around a pencil. After holding it for a few seconds, the cording holds its new curly shape!

So if you're ready to create your own snowy themed creations, just head over to The Kraft Journal and link up your creations! Have a great day everyone!

Waltzingmouse Sketch Time!


Happy Saturday! 

Today, my sister is coming over so we can bake all day! I can't wait to start smelling those yummy goodies baking in the oven! I have the baking supplies all stocked up and my apron is ready for a day of fun. Have any requests? ; )

This week at Waltzingmouse Stamps, Claire has come up with a super easy peasy sketch for you all to try! 

I took advantage of the sketch to create a little get well card using Say It Loud. During this time of year, you never know when you're going to need a quick little card to help make someone feel better when they are under the weather (hey, that rhymed!). I will be keeping this card in my "just in case" stash. Wouldn't it be sweet to send to someone with a mason jar full of homemade chicken soup? 

Anyway, here is the sketch we are playing along with this week. Be sure to check out what the rest of the Waltzingmouse Mischief Makers created for you, then come play along with us!

Who knows! Maybe you could be the one who wins a FREE stamps set of choice from Waltzingmouse! Have fun everyone and enjoy your weekend!