Welcome 2013

Happy New Year!

I wanted to share my handcrafted inspirational desk calendar with you. This took a while to make since there was so much detail and so many products used during the process.

Jan cal page 2013

There are twelve themed months on six double-sided calendar panels. Since I love inspirational sentiments as well as seasonal holidays, I incorporated both into this project.

Tools used include:

From Unity Stamp Company:
Welcome To My Life, Iron Orchid Designs
Thoughts of the Heart, Joslyn Nielson

From My Creative Time:
XL Label Die
Inspiring Words and Inspiring Words (Accents)
Just Simply Live
Turn That Frown Upside Down
Bloom Where You Are Planted
Teeny Tags
Floral Sentiments
All Around Everything Accessories

From Jaded Blossom:
Halloween Treats
Winter Candies
Thanksgiving Kisses

Cricut, distress markers and Archival ink, Bazzill cardstock, Prima flowers, EK Success ribbon, punches and rinestones, Karen Foster Design birthstone brads, glitter and stamps.

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Autumn Surprises

We have lots of handcrafted items for Halloween and Thanksgiving with coordinating decor including scrapbooking supplies for the season. Here is an Autumn set of pillow boxes for small favors like Hershey miniature chocolates or small wrapped treats.

Autumn pillow boxes small

Set of four handmade Autumn or Halloween treat pillow boxes. These are great for Thanksgiving or Halloween goodies, Autumn party or school classroom gift favors. They are decorated with an attached pumpkin tag with the sentiment “Wishing you a fall of sweet surprises”. Each include a tied ribbon. They are made with pumpkin print decorative paper. I used 3 Hershey miniature chocolates. Each box is approximately 3.5″ x 2.5″. Tools used include KCO decorative paper, cardstock, Cricut Tags, Bags, Boxes & More 2 cartridge, punches, My Creative Time All Around Halloween stamps, ribbon, Ranger Tim Holtz distress markers.


Have a wonderful relaxing Labor Day.

Spooky favors

Witches Welcome Halloween box

I am ringing in the Autumn with some spooky favor boxes for Halloween. These were fun to make, using some of my favorite scrapbooking supplies. These are handmade Halloween themed favor boxes in the shape of a coffin. These are great for trick or treat goodies or Halloween party gift favors. The top is bright orange Halloween prints with bats and the bottom is solid black cardstock . Each box includes an attached Witches Welcome hat tag embellishment with black tulle. Each box approximately 5.75″ x 3″ x 1.5″. Tools used include cardstock, Karen Foster decorative paper, Cricut Artiste cartridge by Close To My Heart, punches, My Creative Time All Around Halloween stamp, Tim Holtz Spiced Marmalade distress marker, ink, scoring board and adhesive.

Happy crafting.

It’s Summer Time

Now that it’s summer time, I finally have some time to post some of the crafty updates here on the blog. We have been busy updating our store website and getting ready to roll out additional product categories for the boutique. We will update to our facebook page also, so like us there and subscribe to this blog feed. Who is interested in more giveaways? My newest passion is stamps. I just love visiting all the shops and their creative stamp lines and wish I could have them all. Wishful thinking. Here is one of the projects that I’ve done.

mother's day love card

This card was done for my dear Mom this year. This one made me a fan of BasicGrey paper and these adorable sentiment stamps. Tools used include: BasicGrey paper, My Creative Time sentiment stamps, Tim Holtz distress marker in black soot.

What would you like from our shop as blog giveaways? Feel free to leave your comment or just say hello. Cheers.

Halloween Scene

halloween scene card

Here’s a spooky Halloween tree note card with haunting tree face and sitting owl. Decorated with black and orange cardstock paper trimmed with decorative scalloped circle edges, decorative ribbon, adhesives and original art by our NTB artist. The diecut template used is a Spellbinders. The base cardstock is cream high quality 98 lb heavyweight stock and has a pearl sheen finish, with a white frost envelope of the same quality. Cardstock was hand cut and scored using a paper trimmer and scoring board.

Have a great holiday weekend.