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It’s A Clear Case Giveaway

by on May 24, 2013

Well, I promised you some blog candy, so here we go!!  You probably know that for the past couple of years I’ve been using clear DVD cases to store all of my Die Templates.  It’s a system that works out very well for me.  I put one set of dies into each DVD case with a magnet insert and label the spine.  Since they are so modular, I can keep them within an arms reach or stack and go to another location!!  I recently reordered cases so that I could update my stash and the wonderful folks at TapeOnLine graciously offered a prize package for you to win!!  Last year their giveaway was very popular so they were tickled to offer again!!

Here’s what you can win:

Here’s how you can win:

  • Leave a comment on this post each day from now until Tuesday, May 28, 2013.
  • In your comment tell me what craft tool you would like to learn to use better or make better use of.
  • Come back on Wednesday, May 29th when the winner is picked using and if it’s you, respond within 48 hours through my contact page.

If you are not familiar with these cases, they are a hit when storing dies and when storing clear or cling stamps.  Read the comments and reviews from fellow crafters HERE.  Here’s a look from last year at my stamp and die storage (it’s grown a little bit, so I have an update coming soon).  Clear stamps can sit directly on the acetate and I recommend a clear liner for cling stamps).  (Pictured dies and stamps not included in giveaway).  Good luck!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend on the way!!



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Today’s Dream

by on May 21, 2013

Spellbinders Ornate Squares, A2 Scallop Borders - Wordsworth -
She turned her can’ts into cans and her dreams into plans.  Kobi Yamada   Doesn’t that just make you take in a breath of fresh air and know that all is good in the world? Always on the look out for inspiration, it can be found everywhere.  I’m a lover of scripture and a lover of inspirational quotes – they are something that can make the day turn on a dime and put a skip in your step.   This upbeat quote comes straight from one of my Pinterest boards – gotta love that, I’m always discovering something totally awesome there that makes me smile.  Speaking of smiling,  I wanted to pop in today and let you know that this week I’m going to have some blog candy – you’ll be tickled when you see what it is.  In the meantime another very feminine card, because you know I’m just in that kind of mood.

Spellbinders Ornate Squares, A2 Scallop Borders - Wordsworth -

I set up the layers using Spellbinders® Matting Basics B and topped it off with a border cut from Spellbinders® A2 Scallop Border One.   The pretty filigree square is made using Spellbinders® Ornate Squares and it perfectly frames the sentiment I chose from Life Affirming, a set from Wordsworth.  It says Yesterday is but today’s memory and tomorrow is today’s dream.
So to recap the layers I used, I started with a card base 7-1/8″ x 5-1/8″, foam tape (optional), green matting layer cut using Spellbinders Matting Basics B measuring 6-5/8″ x 4-5/8″,  white layer 6-1/2″ x 4-1/2″, foam tape (optional), pink matting layer 6-1/4″ x 4-1/4″, design paper layer cut using Spellbinders Matting Basics B measuring 6-1/8″ x 4-1/8″, A2 Scallop Border One.  Attache ribbons and sentiment on appropriate layer.

Rubber Stamps: Wordsworth – Life Affirming
Craft Paper: Amuse – Pistaschio, ByDigital - Romantic Paper Roses, Georgia Pacific – White, EK Success Pink Viburnum
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black and clear embossing powder
Accessories:  Spellbinders® Matting Basics B Spellbinders® A2 Scallop Border One, Spellbinders® Ornate SquaresMay Arts Silk Ribbon, Recollections 
Pearls, doily, ribbon flower,  Becca’s Bow Maker Grand Calibur Die Cut Machine

Earlier today I received an email from one of our friends here, a reader from Oklahoma asking for prayers for her state.  Jana you got it!!  The voice of one joins many – we’ll all keep you and your neighbors covered :-)

Find more like this: *5 x 7 Matting Basics B, *A2 Scalloped Borders One, *Ornate Squares, -Encouragement, -For A Friend, :Green, :White, Double Bow, Wordsworth, |Many Layers

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Tiny Miracles

by on May 19, 2013

I’ll be straight with you, I’m going through a little episode of Crafters A.D.D. – my daughter who was diagnosed with ADHD as a child, wholeheartedly agrees with me.   I  have several projects started but haven’t brought any of them to a close – I keep jumping from one to another – sorry.  Just a little distracted, but it will work it’s way out soon!!    In the meantime, instead of being stuck, I moved on  to do something a little bit more manageable – it’s simple but definitely my speed for right now.  Last month I received some adorable classic, petite dies in the mail, squeal!!  It all came together on my desk and I think it was more therapeutic for me to stamp it than it will be to show it or give it away.  I like it when things work that way :-)


I’m using a Victorian Oval Die from Flourishes along with a sentiment from their Flower and Frames stamp set.

To recap my card from the bottom up stack these layers – card base 5-1/8″ x 7-1/8″, foam tape (optional), peach matting layer 4-3/4″ x 6-3/4″, design paper 4-5/8″ x 6-5/8″, foam tape (optional), peach matting layer 3-3/4″ x 5″, brown matting layer 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″, design paper 3-3/8″ x 4-5/8″, foam tape (optional), die cut layer.  Attach ribbons and stamp sentiment at appropriate layer.

Rubber Stamps: Flourishes - Friends and Frames
Craft Paper: EK Success Putty, Peach, ByDigital - Ice Sheet
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink
Accessories: Perfectly Pierced Victorian Oval Die,  Seam Binding, Maya Roads Trinket Pin, Recollections 
Pearls, Lace,  Becca’s Bow MakerGrand Calibur Die Cut Machine

My weekend has been full of cheerful people placed in my path, just when I needed it. Thank you for tiny miracles :-)

Find more like this: Flourishes, |Elegant, |Vintage

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