Thursday, 15 March 2018

Flamingo Wardrobe Decor

I wanted to share my little home decor project I made to hide away some of the junk that accumulates on my kitchen counter.This project took me quite a while to make, but I really love the way it turned out! I was inspired by the painted furniture I see on Pinterest.  

This cut file is from Snapdragon Snippets, purchased on the Silhouette Design Store.
I opened the file in Silhouette Studio and my first reaction was "oh my..."
Once I started ungrouping things and rearranging pieces, I ended up using about 10 pieces of paper for the armoire itself, and then an extra 3-4 pieces for trim and prettiness.
the assembly tutorial is very helpful and I referred to it quite often. You can check it out here
I did make a couple alterations. I wanted my flap to be part of the door, so I made a paper hinge that is hidden under the left side. (Jody's wardrobe opens the other way)
I layered the keyhole and then embossed it with silver embossing powder.
I also added a dimensional 8 point star on the top embossed with silver as well.
The inside was decorated with paper and elements that I had made a long time ago. I always seem to keep a lot of little things - just in case. ok maybe I'm just a hoarder, but you never know lol!

I think it turned out pretty great. A lot of work, but worth it. It looks pretty cool on my counter.
thanks for looking! See you soon.

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Urban Scrapbook's Monthly Challenge Kit - March

Hi! I actually used pictures of me this month!
This month's kit at Urban Scrapbook features Vicki Boutin's paper line "All the Good Things".
You can see the kit here.
I loved the one piece of paper so I cut it on a diagonal to create a double page layout.
the left page uses the transparent overlay under the photo, as well as the word "love" on top.
I added a bit more color with a circle/bubble die from Memory Box
my script was computer generated, then traced onto the paper with a gold detail pen.
The right side page included some of the goodies included with the kit - flowers and charms and pins (oh my). Oh, and I added liquid pearls to the diagonal cut line.
We had a great night on the beach. My annual trek to Thailand always creates new experiences and new friends.
thanks for stopping in, see you soon. 

Saturday, 24 February 2018


Here's one more birthday card that I made for my other daughter. Both of my girls were born in January. My oldest turned 26.  She, too, is a beautiful, intelligent and articulate person.

I have been using a lot of graphic png images on my cards lately. This graphic bundle is called
 Winter Animal Tea Party. I purchased it from the hungry jpeg. 

I printed the animals twice so I could layer them. I'm sure I could have set it up as a print and cut, but sometimes I just like to do things "old school" and actually use my exacto knife to cut things out. 
I really love personalizing cards for the recipient. It makes the whole creative experience fun.

Thanks for stopping by.  I know I am really behind with my blogging. My annual vacation to Thailand has been a nice mental break for me. Back to reality...see you soon.

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

A Happy Birthday Text

Here's a contemporary card I made for one of the Paramedics at work. As the admin support, my job is to make sure the staff get some birthday recognition.  LOL well isn't that just perfect for my creativity?
I made a 3D iPhone card with a little insert for everyone to sign.
this was a cut file from the Silhouette Design store:


Design ID #73221
Published: 1/19/2015


This design utilizes the Silhouette's print & cut feature. For more information about print & cut designs, please visit 

 I set up the "phone" as a print 'n cut, with text messages for a more personalized card.
Then I made the phone case to enclose the card
It has a magnetic closure as well. I added little enamel dots for some embellishment, but let the graphic design on the card be the star.
this was a fun little project. I can see making more of these in the near future. 

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Urban Scrapbook's Monthly Challenge Kit - February

Hello everyone,
Welcome to February. Singles awareness month.  hahaha
This month's kit from Urban Scrapbook features paper from Bo Bunny.

My page features an XO cut file from Silhouette Deign Store, and some word phrase stamps from Tim Holtz.  The rest of the supplies are in the monthly kit - ok I lied, I used some wine color embossing powder for the wooden hearts.

you can check out the other design teams pages over at the Urban Scrapbook blog here
bye for now...

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Happy Birthday Glam

Happy birthday to my beautiful, intelligent, and articulate daughter. She turned 23 years old.  My baby is 23! How did that happen?

I used this fun box card from  Hearts Aflame is the name of the kit.
Great box card Mary! I love how it turned out.

Monday, 8 January 2018

Urban Scrapbook's Monthly Challenge Kit - January

hello everyone,
This month's kit at Urban Scrapbook is one of my favorites.  I love the winter lodge look - plaids and sweater patterns. This paper package is from "Cabin Fever by Carta Bella"

In the kit, you also get glitter paste and a snowflake stencil. I applied the paste on the dark blue paper and also on various parts of the chipboard pieces
the photo is one I got off Pinterest by Gant photography. (Love that picture!)
the only "extra" piece that wasn't in the kit is the plaid deer.  I bought it on the Silhouette Design store and printed it for my layout.
thanks for stopping by, you can check out the other January layouts here.
See ya next time