Monday, May 22, 2017

Eiffel Tower Card

I absolutely love this card! I've been wanting to make more flowery, ornate cards but was struggling with how to go about it. The right scrapbook paper really helps! I have found I need to just buy scrapbook paper that "speaks" to me. In this case, the fancy script paper. (Such a first world 'need' right?) 

The script scrapbook paper was in a pad of 8 x 8 inch map scrapbook paper at Joanne Fabrics, the Eiffle tower was made using my silhouette, and the 3D flower was from a sticker pad purchased from Amazing Savings. I really wish my state had that store, but they seem to be mainly in NJ and NY. 


Monday, May 8, 2017

Ballerina Cards

Here was a fun card project to make. Ballerina cards! When I saw this ballerina shape in the silhouette store I had to purchase it! I wasn't sure what I would use it for at first, but I have now been able to use it to make some cards! 

Here is what I started with. 

It was fun adding the tutus (if you look close you can see the tulle I added above the skirts) pearl necklaces, and hair beads.

Here is the finished product!

I find it easiest to make cards in batches so here is this batch of ballerina cards. 

Hope you all have a lovely day! 

Monday, May 1, 2017


Spring has just started to make an appearance around here. Flowers are opening up and we are having a few scattered warm days here at there. I tried to get out to get a few pictures taken. This is quite a feat when you have two little ones along with you! 

The flowers on the trees are just beginning to open up. 

It was was pretty flooded. Even though this is a boathouse the river usually isn't quite that high! 

Monday, April 24, 2017

New Entertainment Center

We decided to up grade our entertainment center a few months ago. For the last six and half years we have been using this old Victrola cabinet to house our DVD player, CDs and what not. The cabinet was actually in the room at my in laws' house where I stayed when I was visiting my then fiance. (now husband). We actually don't watch a whole  lot of TV. I think it has been a whole two MONTHS since we have watched it actually! ha ha. But it was still time to get an updated piece of furniture. 

Here is our new cabinet/entertainment center. And our living room! I guess this could count toward a living room tour. The side cabinets have plenty of room for our CDs and blankets. We love to pile under a mound of blankets in the evenings!

Our favorite part is the front cabinet panel that comes off and reveals an electric fireplace! We have been wanting one of these and were thrilled to find an entertainment center/fireplace combination. And when we get tired of it, we can just put the fake cabinet panels back on as in the above picture. 

So there is our most recent home improvement venture. The kids loved "helping" my husband put it together and playing in the huge box that it came in. 

Monday, April 17, 2017

Red and Tan Party Favors

This past fall we celebrated my Grandmother's 80th birthday! It was a lot of fun and a little crazy as everyone met up at our place. I made twelve of these little party favors for the day. 

I used tan card stock, burgundy ribbon, and filled them with gold candy. I used my silhouette machine to make the box and the gold leaf. I love how they turned out! 

They were my first big project post baby and I was excited to get them accomplished!

Monday, April 3, 2017

Floral Spring Envelopes

I don't know about you, but I have SO much scrapbook paper! Sometimes I just flip through my paper books and look at all the patterns. However, I have a little more than I need, and I was lacking envelopes so I decided to use some of my paper to make my own envelopes. It was fun, a great use of paper that was just sitting there in my drawer, and I can prolong my envelope purchasing trip a bit longer!

They definitely ended up having a spring like feel and also helped give me some inspiration for some coordinating cards to make.


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Stamp Cards

Here is what I have been up to lately in the card making relm.  My husband had a whole bunch of old stamps that he wasn't interested in anymore so he said I could use them for whatever I wanted. I have had them for a while and finally was able to use a few on these cards. 

The stamps blend well with the post card scrapbook paper. They are simple, but I am happy with how they turned out! 

I like how they have a vintage feel.


Monday, March 27, 2017

Sabotaging the craft desk

While most people share pictures of their children in idyllic poses and outfits, here is a picture of my daughter sabotaging my craft desk.

She loves my desk and all the mess that is usually on it. However, her most favorite thing to find and play with is my origami paper. Here you can see she found my box of mini origami paper and dumped it all over the floor! I love how my kids keep life interesting. We have reached the stage where I never know what I will find them doing next!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Silhouette Paper Tea light House

I had a little bit of brain power left the other evening after the kids went to bed and had some fun making this little 3D paper tea light house. I love these things! The shape was purchased through the Silhouette store and was really easy to put together. You put a little tea light underneath and it looks like light is shinning through the windows! 

Here it is in the dark. 

Just a fun little project I thought I'd share with you. I think I may use these in my Christmas decorating this year! 

Monday, March 20, 2017

Cherry Blossoms

My husband and I stumbled across this picture many months ago and bought it for our house. We have a lot of empty walls and are finally filling them up! We liked this one and I just thought I would share it as spring is hopefully coming soon! 

Enjoy your week!