Sunday, June 30, 2013

The end of Google Reader

Don’t forgot that today is the last day to use Google Reader.    If you act now, most readers have an import feature which allows to you easily transfer your feeds from Google Reader.

Some of your options are:

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I tried them all out and my favorite is bloglovin’.     What ever your preference, don’t forget to transfer your feeds.


Have a great day!





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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Catered Crop–So Shapely

Pull out those die cuts and punches and join in the latest Catered Crop recipe swap – So Shapely.    How fun! 


For my card, I broke out my hexagon dies again.  I love these dies but sometime struggle with how best to use them.    So once again, I tried to simplify things and keep them clean.  Well, clean for me at least. 


2013-06-26 CC youre special WM


Linda has curated another fabulous board on Pinterest to give our creativity a jump start.  Click in the photo to be taken to her board, To Die For – Die Cuts and Punches.


As usual, while working on my project, I had a song stuck in my head.    Sooooo, I thought I would share it with you.   Check out the Pipettes singing “Pull Shapes”. 


Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you will link up you “Shapely” project at the Catered Crop Recipe Swap.



  • Stamps:  Tags (G483) from Great Impressions Stamps
  • Inks:  Close To My Heart Chocolate, Distress Ink Antique Linen & Tea Dye
  • Papers:   Papertrey kraft CS,  My Mind’s Eye Good Day Sunshine Girl DP
  • Tools:  Big Shot, Sewing Machine, Die-Namics Hexagons die, Martha Stewart butterfly & 1” circle punch, Taylored Expressions chicken wire embossing plate
  • Embellishments:  Tatter Angels Sugar Maple glimmer mist, May Arts burlap twine, misc. canvas butterfly & button, Starbucks coffee sleeve


Monday, June 24, 2013

Great Impressions - Tons of Happy Days


Hello!   I have a card that I made with one of my new Great Impressions stamps.    This cute elephant struck my fancy as soon as I saw him.  Isn’t he sweet?  


2013-06-24 GI Tons WM


I am still trying to become more comfortable with CAS cards.   Look, no DP on this one!   I still can’t bring myself to make a single layer card, but I’m sure I’ll get there on of these days.


Have a week filled with “Tons of Happy Days.” Thank you for stopping by!



  • Stamps:  Elephant with Kite (F548) and Tons (C449) from Great Impressions Stamps
  • Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  • Papers:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White CS, Papertrey White CS, Stampin’ Up Real Red CS
  • Embellishments:  May Arts burlap twine, misc. washi tape, Copic markers



Monday, June 17, 2013

Great Impressions–Missing U

Hello!  Happy Monday!   This was a big weekend for our family.  My daughter left for a week at sleep-away camp for the first time.  In my head, I know she will have fun and make new friends, in my heart, I’m nervous for her.    I can’t wait until she comes home on Saturday and I get to hear all about her adventures.

I made this card to put in the care package that I am sending her.   I know she liked the bunnies from this stamp.  I thought I would try to use the stamp in a different way.  Does this bunny look lonely when he is sitting all alone? 


2013-06-18 GI Missing you WM


I hope you have a wonderful week!  Thank you for stopping by!



  • Stamps:  Bunny Backs (E749) from Great Impressions Stamps
  • Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Papers: Papertrey white CS
  • Tools:  Big Shot, Papertrey alphabet die
  • Embellishment:  Cork, Kaiser gemstones, Cosmo Cricket tiny type, misc. washi tape



Monday, June 10, 2013

Great Impressions–Thinking of You with Lace Doily

Good morning!   I squeezed in a little bit of time in my craft room this weekend.   As I mentioned before, I love the Lace Doily stamp from Great Impressions Stamps.   When I finally was able to sneak into my craft room, I wanted to try to use my favorite stamp in another way.


2013-06-11 GI Thinking of you WM


Have a great week!  Thank you for stopping by!



  • Stamps:  Lace Doily (J101) and Sweet Sentiments (E791) from Great Impressions Stamps
  • Inks:  Close To My Heart Chocolate, Blush, & Tulip, Papertrey Kraft
  • Papers:  Papertrey white CS, Close To My Heart Blush CS
  • Tools:  Big Shot, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Sewing machine, Stampin’ Up photo corner punch
  • Embellishments:  May Arts twine, Queen & co pearls, misc. button