Challenge 225


Hello There!

I had a Christmas get together this past weekend and I made this festive little guy. I am all about upcycling and this bag just happened to match Basic Gray perfectly so I decorated it!

I decided to enter it in the Black Tie Challenge from The Paper Players. The rules didn’t say a card necessarily, just a more fancy paper project with sparkle, texture, and shine. I’m here to tell you this bag has all of those features!

I don’t know if you’ve had a chance to checkout the new snowflakes in the holiday catalog but they are shiny. I added texture on the layer of Rose Red with the large Polka Dot embossing folder and of course no project can be considered blinged without the GLIMMER PAPER! 🙂

I will have some more fun projects to share soon.

Until then stay warm friends!

Liar Liar Pants On Fire!

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Whoops! I told a lie! I said that they next post would be a box BUT yesterday was May Day and I felt that I really needed to avoid working and running errands to make cards for all of my neighbors.  Aren’t they cute little note cards? It took no time to whip up a batch (what’s up with me and constant food references?!). I used the Gingham Garden DSP and stamped with the Chalk Talk Set. As you can see I used pink or rather Melon Mambo for my ink color (OF COURSE!) 😉

I used the Fancy Flower punch and I had some Midnight Muse little butterflies stashed in a baggie from a recent project and I just threw them on for a little Je ne sais quoi.

I went to the Dollar Tree for some Jars and then bought a bouquet of flowers and split them up. The cute cards accompanied the flowers and my daughter delivered them to all the neighbors. I hope your spring is off to a good start! Ours sure is, baby girl will be here in 5 weeks. It’s countdown time!!


Ms. Belle’s Pretties


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Today is laundry day which is exactly why I am posting and NOT doing laundry. 🙂 It is important in life to have priorities you know.  Today’s share is a box I made for my stamping assistant. She always makes me the cutest little cards but they started taking up a lot of desk space so I made a little box to keep all of her precious gifts in. I found a tutorial by Sam Donald that I am going to share here. It is very easy to follow, she has a wonderful British accent and pretty hands. If I did a video you would think Fred Flinstone was demonstrating. Yes readers, my hands are indeed that bad! 😉


I used the Chalk Talk Framelits for my tag. The label was printed using the Stampin’ Up! My Digital Studio. The twine tied around the Ruffle Stretch Ribbon is actually a thread off of the Burlap Ribbon. I really love how the punched flower mimics the flowers on the Sweet Sorbet DSP.


Here is a beautiful example of my assistant’s art work. As you can see it is gorgeous and it just melts my heart. I have a creative baby and I am so happy to share my obsession… um I mean hobby with her! 😀