The Fantastic Four

Yeah, we DO superheroes around here.  But this Fantastic Four is even cooler than that other one.  Well, they’re cuter anyway!

I created this for Right at Home Scrapbooking with Darling Dear from Studio Calico.  I’m not one to use much vellum but I was a sucker for the subtle chevron print on this vellum and used it to add some depth to my background with the star cut. 

These Studio Calico mini wood stars are pretty much my most favorite thing ever.  I want a giant room full of them so I can swim in it like Scrooge McDuck in his money bin.  Yeah… anyway…


I had a lot of fun with this page.  I used some colors and icons I don’t usually use and I ended up really loving what happened with it!

Paper Issues + Whisker Graphics = <3

It’s new theme day at Paper Issues and this time we’ve teamed up with Whisker Graphics for the “It’s In The Bag!” theme.

You should have arrived here from Kelly's blog. If this is your first stop, be sure to head over to Paper Issues to start at the beginning! You can win two spools of Divine Twine and a pack of twenty bitty bags of your choice!

Whisker Graphics can provide you with heaps of the Divine Twine I used on today’s card:
I used the Pink Paislee Secret Crush line on this card and created a twine tassel to hang off the spine… fun!

Next up on the hop is Jen!

Thanks for hopping with us today! To be entered to win:
1. Like Whisker Graphics on Facebook {tell them we sent you!}
2. Like Paper Issues on Facebook
3. Visit the Whisker Graphics blog and leave a comment on their blog letting them know your favorite color of Divine Twine or what kind of itty bitty bag you like best

(and I would love your comments, too, but they certainly aren’t required! <3)

And don’t forget to link up your “It’s In The Bag!” (whatever that means to you) projects at the Paper Issues blog until February 23rd!

My Sweet Heart

It’s true… I make gorgeous babies.  I may be insecure about 98% of anything related to myself but my kids are my biggest pride and joy and I like to show them off!  Here’s my littlest Valentine, Lily, being a model sweetheart for the Pink Paislee Love Note line:
I used all kinds of fussy cuts, stitching, and ephemera to form the heart design around the cluster of photos. 
I think this is my favorite Valentine collection ever in case you couldn’t tell.  ;-)

I am linking this up to the Paper Issues Pink Paislee/Mother's Day issue... link up, see more inspiration, and enter to win some of your own!

Fancy Pants–Park Bench

GAH! Every once in a while a company creates a collection that really speaks to you, color wise, and Fancy Pants’ Park Bench is definitely where I am at right now.  I’ve been obsessed with teal, yellow, and gray for some time now.  Check out these projects I whipped up for the CHA winter show:


I cut the three large frames to go down in levels towards the center.  I used a ton of corrugated cardboard to raise each frame. 


And this sweet treat set makes use of old product packaging:

                  MM-Set-Tall MM-Set-Short
And, why yes, I DID color coordinate the M&Ms, thankyouverymuch!

Wedding Box Tutorial

Have you seen my tutorial for this wedding box over on The Curtsey Boutique blog?  I call it a favor box but it is large enough to be a gift box for something small (ya know… like a check or gift card! ::wink wink::) for the happy couple.  I always like to dress up the packaging to make a gift personal and extra special.


You can get the full tutorial in pdf format at The Curtsey Boutique!

Fancy Pants–Trend Setter

Have you guys seen the latest Fancy Pants releases from the CHA winter show?  I seriously love them all!  A show favorite was Trend Setter.  I personally am just SO happy to see navy blue in scrapbooking supplies!

I created these Trend Setter projects for the Fancy Pants booth:

I love classic patterns… chevrons, dots, and stripes, oh my!


And a fun card:

This fresh color scheme makes me happy.  I love a good spring line that isn’t pastel or cutesy so this collection will keep me busy for a while!

Woven Paper Heart Basket

Hey there everyone!  The month of love is in full swing around here and today I’m bringing you a tutorial for this woven paper heart basket on the Fancy Pants blog.  We’re hopping with Tombow this week and using a variety of their fabulous adhesives to create Valentine projects with the Love Note collection.



To see the full instructions for how to weave the basket go on over to the Fancy Pants blog.  And keep checking back all week for more Love Note inspiration with Tombow!