Not Your Average Fireworks 

The Color My Heart Color Dare had one of my favorite color combos this week.  Pear, Lagoon, Crystal Blue and Thistle.


I already had my card in my head when I got an email that said I’d been selected to join the Color Dare as a Design Team member starting in July.

I loved this Firework Fun stamp set, but wanted to feature it in something other than the traditional red, white and blue.

My 6×6 card is from the Originals Card Confidence Program – On The Side.  Do you use our pattern books?  I love them!

Thanks for stopping by, take a minute to go visit the color dare and share what you can do with these fun colors!

Square Birthday – AHSC #134

Can’t believe it’s already been two weeks since I posted for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  I almost went running for the hills when I saw this sketch and then suddenly it just hit me – scraps!!!

I had been using some retired birthday paper – I must have really liked it because there was not much left.  I did have enough to cut some various sized squares and I found the left over complements and decided to use a couple of them too.  There was also a loan zip strip that hadn’t been cut very straight (UGH).

Square Birthday  

I can’t wait to see what everyone else does with this sketch so make sure you come back on Wednesday to take a look at the creations by the other Design Team Members.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you’ll leave me a comment – I read them all!

1,2,3 Craft! Button Trio

Where does the time go? I can’t believe that it’s time for another 1, 2, 3 Craft! posting. This month I chose the Button Trio pattern from the Originals pattern book. I have been playing with old paper packets and ran across the La Belle Vie and decided it was the perfect paper to use for a sympathy card and I loved how the sentiment fit at the top of the page. I chose to use the flower from the “Just for You” My Acrylix stamp set and stamped the stitching in black and did a combination of Desert Sand and Blush on the petals. I hope you’ve enjoyed my posting and will now hop over to Mary’s blog where you will be sweetly surprised at her artwork this month.

Bees Buzz and Bumble on Paper Trail

Welcome to March on the Paper Trail where the bees are buzzing, if you’ve made your way here from Lynne’s Fields Finery you are on the right path, if you are starting here don’t worry we are a circular hop just bumble along and you’ll soon find your way back here full of all kinds of ideas for this new paper packet from Close to My Heart.  Buzz and Bumble appealed to me from the minute I opened my Idea Book…with it’s Cocoa and Champagne neutrals to the Goldrush, Creme Brulee, Sunset and Sweetleaf touches who could not fall in love with this paper?!

I had a great time creating with this paper.  My first feature is an accordion card…I love cards that have movement or some element that is different from the standard opening card.  I have included views of it both closed and open, the band on the front hides the inside sentiment.

Accordian Card Closed
accordion Card Closed

accordian card open
accordion card open


My second card is a 6 X 6 … I love this size card as it gives so much presentation.  The 6 X 6 cards featured in both the Originals and Wishes Pattern Books would also lend themselves to being transformed into a scrapbook page.018


8 Card Set









I have decided to use the 8 card collection as a fund-raiser for Operation Smile.  From today until March 10th you will have a chance to place a “bid” on the cards by visiting my Facebook Papercrafting Princess Page.

I hope you have enjoyed your visit to my site this month, I hope that you’ll bookmark it and come back often.  Now head on over to The Wizard’s Hangout where I am sure Vicki has amazing art waiting for you!

Hopping Down the Bunny Trail

I love my Cricut.  I’m sure I’ve never mentioned that before so I wanted to make sure it was the first thing I exclaimed.  I also love the creative Close to My Heart consultants that I have the benefit of learning from.

Several days ago I received an e-mail from MC sharing a post from yet another consultant, Christine who got the post from another who gives credit to yet another…so with a little spare time and some Easter cards to make I sat down at the craft desk, warmed up the Cricut and got started cutting shapes.

The amazing results…an adorable little bunny!  The original post showed this attached to a gift bag, I modified it and mounted it to a 3 X 3 card (the finished card will fit a 6 X 6 envelope)

If you’d like to make a bunny of your own…hop on over to my craft room, I’d love to show you how!

What To Do On A Snowy Day?

It is rare that snow happens in Western Washington, but when it does you don’t want to be outside.  What to do?  I’m not much of a TV person and my Kindle just wasn’t calling my name.  Create came to mind, of course!

I have been waiting for a good reason to use the new Kraft Die Cut Cards from Close to My Heart and since I had Roxie paper at my fingertips from making things for my Valentine class I paired them up and am very happy with the results.

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I kinda hope it snows again so I can keep creating!