Mother’s Day card

Hi peeps! I made this card from some old stash and just wanted to pop on here and share. It was part of an order of 5 cards I completed recently. The stack is K & Company and I just layered paper and fussy cut the butterflies out and left them half glued so that I can pop them up. The extra butterflies that were fussy cut were put inside of the card so that when the recipient opened it they would fall out.


Valentine Gift Card Pockets/Etsy Store Announcement!

I made these gift card holders for my Etsy store. I used Basic Grey’s “Kissing Booth” cardstock and a Making Memories “I love you” stamp for the front. I layered a few patterns of cardstock and embellished with sequined trim.They’re festive for Valentine’s Day and I just love pink and brown together.

Colleen’s newly opened Etsy Store!

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WMS Sketch Challenge #125 aka “drUNkEN bIRdIE”

Ok, so  I had a little help (so I thought) from my holiday helper Earl, the Christmas bird on this latest sketch challenge from Waltzingmouse Stamps. I was diligently working on my card and he was passing me supplies and complimenting my choices like good birdies do.

However, he kept excusing himself during the card making process and I found it odd but was happy when he returned to continue assisting me. Now here comes the good part… During the photo shoot after my card was completed, I asked him pose and stand by the card to “show it off” so-to-speak and it all went “south for the winter” from there… He kept falling over, landing on his beak, burping and stumbling (which I didn’t think cute little birdies could do). Come to find out, he had been sipping from the carton of eggnog when he kept sneaking away!

I must say, the pictures are so entertaining and I wanted to teach him a lesson about overindulgence so I’m going with them!

Stamps used: Compliments of the season & Seasonal Remedies

Cardstock: Recollections (glitter, dark red) & Papertrey Inc. (kraft)

Patterned Paper: Echo Park – Very Merry Christmas (banner pieces) & Recollections – Frosty Cabin (grey & red sprig with holly)

Ink: Memento – Grey Flannel

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Notes: I would really like to begin incorporating sewing on my cards and using dry embossing too but I can’t sew just yet (I’ll be taking lessons soon though) and the dry embossing is at my mom’s so I do the best I can with what I have and the space I have to work in. At least I have free entertainment!  Thanks Earl. ;0)

Fairy Belle by Prima – Mini Album

Whimsical, √check, Lush, √check, Elegant, √check, Chic and “girlie”, √check

Paper – Prima Fairy Belle collection

Chipboard pieces – Prima Fairy Belle collection

Embellishments – eBay (buttons), brad – Eyelet Outlet

Flowers – Prima & I am Roses

Bling: Recollections & Prima

Trim – Michaels, my stash, American Crafts, seam binding: Paper Loves Glue on Etsy

Cardstock – Recollections & Papertrey Inc.

Ink –  Memento: London Fog & Straw (chalk ink)

Stamp Sets – Glitz, Pink Paislee, Stampendous, Cavallini Paper Co., My Mind’s Eye

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Haunted Estate Paper Bag Mini Album

Hello all!

I’m still enjoying this fall/Halloween season with all the paper collections out there right now. I am plugging away at a few more Halloween projects before moving onto Christmas. This particular album was great to make and… I was really impressed with Recollections’ design and style of their patterned paper. I was looking for spoooky and they definitely delivered!

I used some I Am Roses flowers on the cover with a stick pin that I glued a cute little button to. I finished it off with a spooky lady skeleton cameo. On the binding, I used some fun trim and attached a Tim Holtz little glass bottle of black glitter with some bakers twine.

The oval tags inside the album that look spritzed… were. I didn’t care for how “bright white” they looked, so I sprayed them with some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist. The trim on most of all the tags was Martha Stewart (this year’s collection) and used Tim Holtz’s Tiny Attacher. Some additional embellishments are from Jolee’s, Martha Stewart and trim & buttons from my stash. I hope you enjoy!

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A sea scaped TRIUMPH!!!!

Producing six Mermaid Themed Albums is… [fill in the blank]

Letting go of six Mermaid Themed Albums is… [fill in the blank]

Looking forward to making more Mermaid Themed Albums in the future feels… [fill in the blank]

Selling six Mermaid themed Albums was… [fill in the blank]

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Prima Fairy Belle Card for a lovely young lady

This Prima Fairy Belle collection is so beautiful fun & easy to work with. The images are whimsical and lovely. This was a graduation card for a young lady named Faith who graduated High School and it suits her just right. Although… a huge card with a Pug on it would have been just as suitable. However, I figured I’d go with the “lovely” route. I used Paper Trey Inc. Kraft Cardstock, a Prima flower that matched perfectly and my favorite Gelly Roll pen in Clear Star. I distressed the edges in Pumice Stone by Tim Holtz. Loving the result here. And… Miss Faith AKA baby Nugg loved her card!

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