Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Catered Crop–Good Birthdays Recipe Swap

The Catered Crop has a recipe challenge for every one.  Who doesn’t need birthday cards?    I always feel like I am rushing to get them done and popped in the mail on time (or only a little late).  So this is your chance to get a couple birthday cards made before the last minute!  Yeah!


2014-02-18 card WM


I escaped for a while into my craft room on Sunday afternoon. Wouldn’t you know that I finally find time to get up there and then  I can’t come up with a single idea.  That is when Pinterest really comes in handy.   After surfing around for a bit, I was inspired by this beautiful card by Joy Taylor at Simple by Design.  I used different papers and changed the layout a bit. 

Of course if you are looking for some birthday inspiration, Linda from the Catered Crop has put together this fabulous Pin-spiration board.    You can click on the photo below to go to the board.



If you are inspired to make some birthday cards, don’t forget to share them by posting your link at the Catered Crop



Catered Crop



Thank you for stopping by!  Have a great day


  • Stamps:  Beautiful Butterflies from Papertrey Ink, Today, Tomorrow and Always from Mark’s Finest Papers, Dream Text from Stampendous
  • Inks:  Tulip & Blush from Close To My Heart
  • Papers:  Papertrey white & kraft CS, Stampin’Up Vellum, My Mind’s Eye Six by Six Vanity Fair paper pad
  • Tools:  Sewing machine, Fiskars edge punch, Stampin’ Up photo corner
  • Embellishments:  May Arts burlap twine, My Craft Spot Toadally Green sequins, misc. pearls
  • Techinques:  Stamp kissing ~


Monday, February 10, 2014

My Heart is Yours

Hello!  I have another card to share with you today.  I made this last week when I was able to sneak off to my craft room for a while.


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It was a really busy week.  My daughter played the clarinet at Band-O-Rama on Wednesday.  I was so proud of the kids. They all did a great job.  (Although I have to say I won’t miss her practicing the best of Queen on the clarinet.  Some things, like Queen and clarinets, just don’t go together.)     We also found out she was picked as a “Taste Agent” for Skratch Labs.  It is her first sponsorship/endorsement for fencing.  Yeah!  Mix in basketball practice, drama rehearsals, cheerleading for the boy’s basketball team, and playing the piano, she is one busy kid.   (I’ll take this moment to brag she is also on Honor Roll.)  I asked her if she like being so busy and if she was sure she wanted to participate in so many activities and I received a resounding “Yes!”.    As long as she keeps her grades up, I’m okay with it.

My job has been keeping me really busy all winter.  The new job I took last year is in logistics.  With all the terrible weather we have had across the country this year, it has really kept me on my toes and has cut into my crafting time.  I hope the groundhog was wrong and we see spring, and some better weather, soon.

That’s it for this week.  I’ll leave you with another look at my card.  Have a great week!


2014-02-03 M VD Card 2 WM



  • Stamps:  From the Paper Garden Valentine 2011 free digital stamps
  • Papers:  Papertrey kraft CS, misc. red CS, My Mind’s Eye Love Me 6x6 paper pad
  • Tools:  Sewing machine, Stampin’ Up photo corners punch, Sweet N Sassy hearts dies, Papertrey canvas impression plate, Big Shot
  • Embellishments:  Lipstick Smooch Spritz, Berry Red sequins from My Craft Spot, misc. baker’s twine



Monday, February 3, 2014

Catered Crop Recipe Swap–The Heart of the Matter

Yeah!   I was finally able to get into my craft room this weekend for the first time since the end of November.    With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I decided to make a card for my daughter.   I had to give Wryn blonde hair like my daughter’s.


2014-02-03 Valentine Card WM


This also card is fits the Catered Crop Recipe Swap – The Heart of the Matter.   Stop by the Catered Crop to share your project.

Catered Crop


As always, Linda from the Catered Crop has curated a board on Pinterest to give us a creative jump start.  Click HERE to check it out.



2014-02-03 Valentine Card 2 WM


Thank you for stopping by!  Have a great day!



  • Stamps:  Wryn-Grow a Little Love digital stamp from Tiddly Inks
  • Inks:  None
  • Papers:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White CS, Papertrey Kraft CS, Bazzill Basics red CS, Crate Paper – Paper Heart collection 6x6 paper pad
  • Tools:  Sewing machine, Sweet N Sassy Hearts and Stars Scallop die, heart paper punch (from the Dollar Store) , Copic markers
  • Embellishments:  Papertrey button twine, misc button, Berry Red sequin mix from My Craft Spot, Little Yellow Bicycle Sweet Love epoxy stickers, October Afternoon kraft & black mini market stickers, October Afternoon Teal & Cream sticky keys stickers