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Friday, March 30, 2012

Easter Tilda

On our vacation, I purchased the shutters for my window die from Memory Box!  They are fabulous! I have several ideas on how to use them, besides as shutters.  More to come on that!  I used several Marianne Design dies for my flower box.  Oh, the flower box is from Memory box too!  You can't tell from the picture - but I used my crimper for the curtains.  This is a funky fold card.  Of course, that is Tilda, peeking out the window-a stamp from Magnolia! /The inside will say " from our house to your house"-with an Easter sentiment.   More shots below-

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Easter Gate Card

I love getting back into my studio!  I lose track of time when I am working on a new project. I am loving the new Heartfelt Creations dies I purchased recently.  They have instructions on their site on how to make a Gate card with their dies.  But I own a Sizzix Big Kick machine.  I wanted my card to be the same dimensions that they use with their instructions but my machine is not big enough.  I had to make the center of the Gate fold card separate and then add the sides.  I created a 1/4 inch flap on each side of the center.  I added the flaps with glue and then decorated!  On the way to Florida, we stopped at the fabulous craft store- Absolutely Everything.  It is located in Topsfield, Mass.  I love that place.  I bought several new dies from the Memory Box line. The purple swirls above the sentiment is from their line. The hiding bunny is from Spellbinder's.  I have a few more Easter cards to make!

Outside view

Monday, March 26, 2012

Disney Vacation Slide show

We are back from our vacation in Florida! We had a fabulous time!  We stayed at Beach Club at Disney World.   Our first day we walked to Epcot and went to the Flower show that was taking place.  Above are just a few of the pictures I took of the beautiful topiary and flowers around Epcot!   I can't wait for Spring to arrive here in Maine.  It has been so long since I have seen green to say nothing of flowering plants.  I did come home with some great ideas for gardening that even I can use for our little back yard area and front porch! If these photos don't make you wish for Spring- nothing will!!

Friday, March 23, 2012


Hi Everyone!

My husband and I are just getting back from vacation!  I will post some vacation photos soon.  I can't wait to get back into my studio and make some cards!  Even on vacation - I found inspiration everywhere!  I can't wait to share it with you!!


Saturday, March 10, 2012

Friends are Forever!

One of my friends fell and broke her ankle!  She is going to have to go to rehab for a while to get help with recovery.  I was in the middle of making another, yes another, Cascading card and decide it might be nice to send one to her!  I am hoping this will cheer her up !  She will be out of work for at least a month! 

Here is a side view!  I love the color of the papers I used- It is almost a Coral color! I think this would make a great wedding card too!  I used a Memory Box die for some of the edging.

I recently purchased dies from Heartfelt Creations!  You can use them to make a great Gate card.  But I really love how they look on this Cascading card.  I am sure I will use them again.  Look below to see the actual dies.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Mickey Mouse!

It won't be long before we go visit Mickey!  We have become a little obsessive in collecting Mickey Mouse stuff!  Flea marketing has become another obsession and it is a great place to find unique Mickeys! Of course, not all of them came from flea markets.  Some were gifts from friends, some were purchased on ebay.  The telephone below is a working phone that when it rings - Mickey's voice comes on to tell you " You have a phone call"!  My grandson love to push the button to hear Mickey's voice-over and over again!

I love the large Mickey teapot below.  The plate is from the 1950's - found at a flea market.  The Wizard is my husband's favorite. 

How can you not smile when you see this collection of Mickey's.  It  makes a bad day- better! My favorite Mickey is in the tuxedo!  Another fav is the Jim Shore Mickey's!  I love them!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Happy St. Pat's Day!

Cascading Card
 Our 4 year old Grandson is visiting us for a few days!  We are so happy to have him with us -even for a short time!  I had started this St. Patrick's Day card before he came - thank goodness- since I have not had a moment in my Studio.  After he fell asleep, I decided to finish it. Yes, it is another Cascading card.  I won't promise it is my last- since I love them-but I think I am ready to do a new techinque or at least something different.   I will probably take a small break so that I can keep up with our Grandson!  I will say that I sleep soundly at night after trying to keep up with him all day! 

I wish you much luck this St. Patty's Day!