Monday, April 30, 2018

Graceful Garden

I can't believe tomorrow is May 1st, where does the time go. I love how everything is starting to bloom. My yard is showing off all it's colors and my rose bushes are about double the size they were last year already. My roses are the inspiration behind this card.
This card was made for a very special person in my life, my Mom! She loves flowers and receiving something handmade by me.
 It also reminds me about our famous Rosengarten in my hometown of Zweibruecken, Germany. Which we are very famous for and proud off. Here are a couple of pictures for you to enjoy!

   This is just a small part of the beautiful Rosengarten in my hometown.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 27, 2018

Beauty Box

It's one of the busiest seasons for crafters, we have Mother's day not to mention Graduation and what about all the birthdays which are coming up.  Well, this gift is suitable for every single one of them. Just add a gift card to it and you are all set to go.
It includes lotion, hand sanitizer, nail file, tweezers and a small Mirror.

Who wouldn't enjoy receiving such a classy, handy gift.
What do you think?

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Glass Slippers

I always keep my eyes open for some unique gift ideas, even when we go on trips out of town. That wasn't any different during our trip to California last year. We made a stop at the Jelly Belly Factory and what did I find, bins and bins full of this cute little shoes.
I instantly thought about Mother's day and how my ladies at home would feel like Cinderella's, having their own glass slipper. LOL 
The complicated part was finding a little treat that would fit in these miniature shoes. Thank goodness for chocolate covered sunflower seeds.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Petal Palette

The Petal Palette Bundle was one of the first Bundles in the 2018 Occasions Catalog which caught my eye. I love this stamp set and the matching framelits. I played with the the alcohol markers for the first time. I don't know why I haven't used them earlier but I officially fell in love with them. I might need a lot more practice, but I definitely will work on that from now on.
Here is a picture of all the goodies you will receive in this wonderful set. This is a bundle you will not regret to get, certainly I didn't.
Have a wonderful evening!

Friday, April 20, 2018

Apron Of Love

It is time to get some Mother's Day gifts going, it is not to far away. I think this cute little sticky note Mother's Day card would be a wonderful surprise for any mom.  

Do you prefer to give handmade gifts for Mother's Day?
Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Definitely Dahlia

It is incredible sad that this beautiful Dahlia background stamp is being retired. I love it in any color. For my craft class I choose the So Saffron color, I love the clean and crisp look of this card.
If you like what you see and you would like to have this stamp, don't wait to long. Once items have been released on the retired list they are going very fast.
If you would like to see the complete list of retired items go Here
You might want to check out the Clearance Rack,  it has been recently restocked.
Thank you for stopping by.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Daisy Gift Tin

I bought these mini storage tins a few years ago and never used them. I was about ready to throw them out. Glad I didn't do it.  It pays to think outside the box. They don't have to be only used for storage, right?
I always need little gifts for birthdays or just to say thank you. I filled this cute little tin with some candy and decorated it up a little bit. Voila, here we have a birthday gift.
I have lots of these little tins, what would you do with them?
Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Rose Under Glass

If you visit my blog regularly, you will know that I love to make three dimensional flowers. So when I thought about a birthday gift for somebody in our family it wasn't difficult for me to come up with an idea.
I love how these roses turned out, don't they look real. As a matter of fact the birthday girl contacted me later and was very surprised that the roses were made out of paper.

   The rose bud was everybody's favorite.

To finish the look off, I used a piece of chipboard which I cut in the size of the glass opening and I glued on some artificial grass and used some babies breath and leaves for fillers.   
Do you like to give handcrafted gifts?
Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful weekend.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Retirement List Is Out

It's the time of the year to say goodbye to some of our products  so snag them before they're gone!
Retiring stamp sets will be guaranteed available until May 25, all other products are not guaranteed and are only available while supplies last.  
There is also a change in colors coming, check it out below.
The New Colors
And here is the color line up  you will find in the new catalog. I'm so exited about all the new colors.
New Color Collection

Make sure you stock up on the retiring colors, they usually sell out the fastest when the retirement list comes out.

 How do you like the new colors?

Friday, April 6, 2018

Coffee Cafe

What is better than chocolate with your coffee? This little pick me up is sure to satisfy!
If you have visited my blog before, you have seen me using this little box. It is so easy to adjust to any size. You can find the box tutorial right here
What do you like with your chocolate?

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Dragonfly Dreams

This stamp set is one of my favorites. I can't believe I haven't used it more than I have. I just love it!
For the inside I decided to pop up the largest Dragonfly. I love how detailed it is.

Tell me what you think.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Drapery Fold

I have seen plenty of these drape fold cards, but never tried one. Of course I had to try to make one, and it is easier then it looks like.
To create the drapery look, take a piece of Designer Paper 10"x4-3/4". Make a little pencil mark on the 4-3/4" sides 3/4" down then turn the paper 180 degrees and make a mark 3/4" down. Then cut the designer paper from one pencil mark to the other one, which gives you a diagonal cut. Then score on the straight line at 2", 3", 5", 6", 8" and 9", and fold like a fan.  
Have you tried to make a Drapery Card?
What did you think?