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sunday junkin'

i promise i stamped...colored...etc this week...will share soon! CHA day one was so much fun! i loved hanging with my peeps in the Our Craft Lounge booth...just love sharing my love of this industry with others!


and, our inspiration emporium family came to say hi too!

love them!!! on to the junk...i was able to squeeze in some junkin', thrift store style, on friday...

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i love the recipe boxes filled with hand typed cards...makes me a little sad to see them in a thrift store...the same way i feel about seeing old photos in antique stores...that's someones heritage! but, i will make fabulous use of them! 

off to play with sparkly fluff!!!

Be Thrifty!


sunday junkin' makes me happy

what a lovely morning! gorgeous weather, wonderful company, and vintage deliciousness abounded...

here's the loot...

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here is where i clearly state...i stole most of in 'it was a steal'...crazy prices!! for instance, that percolator coffee pot...$3...ummm, yeah, a steal!!! cause i love it and it loves it's new home!

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a better look at my new sewing table...gym lockers will be perfect on the shelves...

i think my favorite find of the day is my new file drawers...

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syd has inspected them and gave the go ahead...

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thank you for your help, pumpkin pie...mama loves you...

love all the file cards inside...

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and, as if the flea market was not enough...the amazing gals that put it on have a gorgeous new favorite...whimzy...

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hello magical, glittery, deliciousness...

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these are also the gals that put on glitterfest...can't wait!

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i may or may not have picked up a few trinkets here that you will be seeing in creations soon...

Be Imaginative!


OCL Challenge #49 – CAS (Clean and Simple) Hearts

i tried...very, very hard...'clean and simple', eh???? 

the challenge this week on the Our Craft Lounge Blog was a HUGE stretch for me...please forgive the use of ink...please...

simple but not so much my defense:  there is NO bow, NO glitter, NO die cuts, NO frills...not even a button to be had!!!...just sayin'...clean and simple can be relative, right???

whilst i was at it...i made this...

cute little SIMPLE garland...

see, i can do simple...i think...

hop on over and play along!!!

Be Challenged!




Our Craft Lounge 'So in Love' stamp set

Fancypants 'Love Birds' paper

Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Blender Tool, and Craft Sheet


{love} {XOXO} {bliss}

of course i couldn't stop with just one project using 'Vintage Valentine'!!! it was time for a new valentine banner...if you don't believe me, go check out the old for warned, it was a long, long time ago...just sayin'...

there's that sweet girl again...

and, the sweet boy...

and, a little something to go between them...

and, all together...i love it...and, i'm not afraid to admit it...

i think it looks fabulous in it's new home...with my new glitter collection...mmm...blissful...

Be Sweet!




Our Craft Lounge 'Vintage Valentine' stamp set

Jenni Bowlin Mini Bingo Cards

Copic Markers:  Blender, W1, R11, R37, R43, R59, RV21, RV23, RV25, RV32, Y21, YR000, YR00, YR20, YR23, E11, E13, E17, E70, E71, E77, B91, B93, B95, T3, T6, T9

Misc embellishments

friendship makes me stronger

today i am hosting a look at the stamp set 'Vintage Valentine' on the Our Craft Lounge Blog...hop on over to see some gorgeous creations by the design team!

here is my card...

the images in the set are so stinkin' sweet!!! I did a lot of playing on this card!  I used UTEE to crackle my sentiment piece, I used glimmer mist on the paper doily, and had a little fun with my seam binding!  I wanted my bow to look like it was found in the bottom of a drawer...smashed and'd i do?

Be Colorful!



Our Craft Lounge 'Vintage Valentine' stamp set

Tim Holtz - Idea-ology - Paper Stash - Seasonal

Tim Holtz - Idea-ology - Accoutrements 2 - Fanciful

UTEE clear and Distress Embossing Ink

Vintage Photo, Tumbled Glass, and Broken China Distress Ink

Atyou Spica Glitter Pens: Red, Melon, Gold

Copic Markers: Blender, W1, R11, r 37, R43, R59, RV11, RV32, Y21, YR000, YR00, YR20, YR23, YG63, E11, E13, E17, BG10, BG11, BG13, B91, B93, B95

Misc embellishments from stash and tinted doily with misc glimmer mists

glittified and loving it

maybe it is my gypsy blood, or just being in touch with my girlie side...but i love me some glitter...

i have collected a few salt/pepper shakers during my Sunday Junkin' so i could make 'em all purdy and fill 'em with saw the results collectively yesterday, but i thought i would share more details today...

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first up...Hopes & Dreams...who doesn't need a little jar of that???  I covered a chipboard ampersand from my stash with glossy accents and glittified it, the hope is cut from an adage ticket and inked with walnut stain distress ink, i used a pitch black paint dabber on the word key and added a bauble (aka pearl)...all tied up with twine and tulle...

this little cutie also has a word cut from an adage ticket added onto another chipboard piece from my stash...i made one of the fantabulous rosettes and cut it down before assembling so it was a wee one (can't wait to get my hands on the new die coming soon!!!)...i inked everything up with vintage photo this time...just a simple trimmings bow and she's all done...

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my favorite word...needed a little snowcap paint dabber action to stand out and i used the technique Tim Holtz used on this tag for the numerals (LOVE IT!!!)...i didn't have white UTEE so I used clear over the snowcap paint dabber and the effect is similar (did i mention I LOVE THESE???)...i set the charm clip over a vintage disneyland 'A' ticket and filled 'er up with glossy accents...the star charm got a swipe of pumice stone distress stickles (click the photo for a close up!)...finally, the facet was done with a piece of vintage music sheet and a blue chip stamp layered over a journal ticket...everything tied all up with linen string and scrunched seam binding...

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this lil' guy makes my heart happy!! again, i glittified the heart with glossy accents and this time vintage glass glitter (be still my heart), the ticket from the Odds & Ends stamp set was inked up with black soot and barn door distress ink...then i inked the tag with walnut stain...a few wee staples with my tiny attacher and more twine...i'm in love...

i may or may not have saved my favorite for last...pitter patter...the word stick got a touch of snowcap paint dabber and while i was at it, i went ahead and did the same to the locket key set (cinderella anyone?)...a bauble...and a little layering of seasonal paper stash and more of that vintage 'A' ticket...the final touch is a bow...tulle and a bow...

the ask? stamped and died seam binding, of course...i'll be doing more of that soon and will show ya how fun it is!!!

I hope you enjoyed my little glitterfest...they look so perfect on the shelf in my studio...they will be inspiring me a whole lot!!

Be Sparkly!


Inspiration Emporium

i am so very happy and proud to announce a new design team!!

Inspiration Emporium (a fantabulous online store that carries everything Tim Holtz, Ranger deliciosuness, Our Craft Lounge Stamps, The Greeting Farm Stamps, to name just a few) has a new design team...

...AND...AND...i get to be a part of it...YAYYYY!!! 

i am so honored to be a part of the Inspiration Team along side some stinkin' amazing folks! someone had to pinch me...seriously...



when they asked me to describe my style in three words i nearly panicked!! i really don't know what i am!!! i just know that when i create i break all the 'rules'...i mix and match, i tear and ink, i fold and twist, and...eventually...i come up with something i like...that's the bottom line, i like the finished product and am amazed that anyone else does!!

back to the store...

what i love most about Inspiration Emporium is the amazing family that runs it! next up, i LOVE the variety they carry and new things are added all the time!

please hop on over to to the team's blogs and give 'em a warm welcome...then, pop on over to Inspiration Emporium to see for yourself the fantabulousness and say 'howdy' to owner and all around fantastic guy, Jay!!!

Be Inspired!




Sunday Junkin'

i am having such an amazing and creative weekend!!! yesterday i went to a wonderful class with an amazing about it here and see my new creation (I love it!!) and a little something i made for her too!  (say hi to Sherry for me!!!)...

today of course was a little junkin' and wonderful morning with my sister (kisses, gorgeous!) are my vintage goodies...

i just love the little photo book...totally fun things planned for those sweet photos!

i have more deliciousness that i will be sharing soon...but that's for another day...

Be Creative!!!


OCL Challenge #48 – Supply Week

i had a chance to play along with the Our Craft Lounge Challenge this weekend...


since i adore ribbon and was an easy's my card...


i played with the stamp set 'Love Notes'...sweet and simple staming!

i hope you have time to play along!



Our Craft Lounge 'Love Notes' stamp set

The Girl's Paperie 'Paper Girl' paper

Tim Holtz Idea-ology Trimmings

Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Blending Tool & Craft Sheet



thank you for all you do...

i needed a quick tag for a 'thank you' gift basket for a meeting tomorrow...

so, i grabbed a chipboard tag, some pretty paper, ribbon, twine, buttons, stamps...distress ink...of course...

and, quickly turned it all into this...

super easy, simple and fast...gotta love that!!

and, since you have been so very well behaved, i shall share my Sunday Junkin'...since i missed posting on sunday...

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not too very exciting this week...but enough to last me till next sunday!

have an amazing week!



Our Craft Lounge 'Big Thanks' stamp set

The Girl's Paperie 'On Holiday' papers

Walnut Distress Ink & Ink Blending Tool, Archival Jet Black Ink