Monthly Archives: February 2012

Easter Wishes

Now I know it’s not quite Easter yet but it could be time to be thinking of it if you like to craft. In the papercrafting “world” I’m always working ahead. Some days it can actually be a bit of a challenge to  change gears and flip back and forth. For example recently I’ve been working on Easter projects but also Fall, Back to School, Summer and even Christmas. It’s a good thing I like variety!

The latest Avocado Arts release, Springtime  Celebrations, has me totally feeling like spring is just around the corner. Often I go with a clean and simple style when stamping but for this Easter design, I’ve paired them up with my Victoria Park line papers for a sweet and shabby look.

Each sweet egg is stamped and cut out as an accent and the Easter sentiment is highlighted by stamping it on a Maya Road chipboard banner.


Some of the Avocado Arts Design Team have a little inspiration to share with you today. These girls never fail to inspire me so take a peek…



Additional Supplies: Victoria Park 6×6 Tiny Tablet – to be released March 1st…tomorrow!
Happy Creating!

all zipped up

Today’s card is all zipped up. I just love the Maya Road zipper trims and so, why not combine them all together for a zippy bright and fun design?

This is another card design that I created for Maya Road this CHA. I’ve adhered the zippers on with a strong dry adhesive to create this bright and trendy look. Easy peasy.


Enjoy your day!

Shabby Sunday

Happy Sunday!

I hope you’re enjoying a beautiful day. The sun is shining here and I’m so thankful. Today I have a shabby style card to say hello. It was messy and fun to put together and I hope you enjoy it.

This card was created when I was playing around with my Ranger Paint Dabbers. Did you know you can use acrylic paint as an adhesive? I’ve used it here to adhere my collage Frames tissue paper to the card front. Just dab it onto the cardstock and then place your tissue into the wet paint.

Paint is also wonderful for a great opaque coverage on chipboard and I’ve covered this chipboard dressform with Pitch Black Adirondack Paint Dabber. The beautiful white damask pattern is some rub-ons that I’ve applied after the paint has dried.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

looking trim

This card is looking trim. All sorts of yummy, fabulous Maya Road trims make it feel like it has it’s party dress on.

I created this card for the Maya Road CHA booth and was so excited yesterday to hear that their new product has started shipping. It’s an amazing release and I can’t wait to play with some more of the new embellishments.

When you are adhering lots of trims and bulky embellishments, I like to use heavy duty dry adhesives.  When you are adding in all those goodies, you really want them to stay firmly in place.


Hot Pink Pleated Gauze Trim by Maya Road…shipping to stores, look for it shortly

Happy creating!

lost without you

Do you have friends you’d be lost without?

I have a few and I’m so grateful for them.

I’ve made a flower with a map for this project. It goes well with the sentiment, don’t you think? Love, love, love the map trend. I think it’s going to hang in there for awhile because, well, who doesn’t love a map and they are pretty much timeless.

Quick Tip: I’ve used an old Atlas that was outdated and just collecting dust. It’s perfect recycling and I love using it instead of patterned paper or to die cut with.


Happy creating!

pleats & stitches

The sun is shining, my family is all home and it’s a holiday today in Canada where we live. What a beautiful day. It’s Family Day and we are celebrating by just hanging out together, cooking a turkey and hopefully having a serious board game marathon.

Today I have a couple card designs to share with you featuring my new upcoming paper line, Victoria Park. It’s shipping out to stores March 1st…just one and a half more weeks to go!

My first card was inspired by a pillow I found in a home dec store. It had stitched box pleat ruffles and my daughter and I fell in love with it. I just had to give it a whirl with paper to see if I could transfer the look to a card design.

My second card was inspired by greens and the next upcoming celebration…St. Patrick’s Day. While this isn’t a card for it per se, the inspiration is still there. It incorporates more pleats…this time in the form of a pleated rosette.

Today on the Lily Bee blog, the product focus is Victoria Park. Stop by for some more inspiration.


If you’re celebrating something today..enjoy!

Happy Monday!

all together now

Some of my favorite cards just may be the random ones. The ones you don’t plan. The ones that use up bits of this and that. I love throwing it all together and somehow making it work.

It’s always a surprise.

This “princess” card is another one of my cleaning up the craft room cards where I’ve just thrown it all together.

I’m not even going to try and link up the supplies on this one. I’ve got some vintage items, very few current products and just a lot of bits and pieces I wanted to use up. But they are “all together now” and I think they are happier that way.

Have a beautiful day!