Saturday, July 20, 2013

Forgotten Treasures Blog Hop

Welcome to the Forgotten Treasures blog hop where we are showcasing projects made with a least one item we have had for 6 months, or longer. If you came from Suzanne's blog you are on the right path, if you started with my blog pop over to Christine's blog to see start at the beginning, you don't miss all the fabulous projects!

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For my project, I created a card that can be used for many different occasions.
My forgotten treasure that I used on my card are the paper flowers.
I have had those paper flowers since before Christmas last year.
I received them in a Secret Santa Christmas swap that I was in.

I started making my card by pasting my background paper onto the card.
I then took a complimenting patterned piece and pasted it on the bottom.
The pink with birds and pine cones is washi tape.
I then had a stamp that is a cardstock cut out that I pasted on.
I then applied my forgotten treasures - my flowers!
I added halfback pearls to my flowers to accent them.

Thank you for stopping by, the next stop is Jamie! 

Here is the complete blog line up in case you get lost along the way.   

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Katie -
Jamie ~
Alicia ~ 
Mary -
ClaireR ~
Kathy ~
Carla ~
Connie -
Kathy Jo~

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Patriotic Blog Hop

Welcome to the July 13th Patriotic Blog Hop hosted by If you’re just joining the hop, make sure to start back at the beginning at We hope that you enjoy hopping along with us as much as we enjoyed putting our projects together for you.

Here’s the line up…

For my patriotic project, I decided to make a new background for my menu board.
If you're new to my blog, I make a new background for my menu board every month.

A menu/message board is easy to make on your own!
All you have to do is get a frame in the size you wish, and start designing backgrounds to fit it!
The glass works as a dry erase board!

Here is the patriotic themed background that I made for July:

I started with the blue star scrapbook paper. I then stacked a 4th of July sentiment paper on top, and then a cream colored paper on top of that. (I always try and use some type of solid paper somewhere in my board so that the writing will show up when writing on the board). I then used photo corners on either side of the cream colored sheet. I used a flag sticker on the cream colored sheet as well. I had chipboard stickers in the sentiments "patriotic" and "freedom" that I used to decorate. I used letter stickers to make "USA". I shaded the edges with a black pen (on the USA) to make it stand out against the background.

Thanks for looking! I hope you enjoyed my project.

Make sure to hop all through the blog hop, as there are many great projects and prizes!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Happy Birthday, for a Guy!

For us card makers, we all know it is harder to make cards for guys.
I came up with a great, fun card for a guy though!

I used the scrapbook paper as my inspiration and built off of that.
I cut and glued that down.
I then ran washi tape across the top and the bottom of the card.
I took a tag and added a mustache sticker and stamped "sending you birthday wishes".
I then added 3D dots on the back and placed it on the center of the card.
I had some cute tiny washers that worked perfect with this card,
so I used glue dots and adhered three on either side of the card!

Ta da, a great guy card!

This card, and many more, are available in my Etsy shop