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Gorguss Girl Mini Album

Hello and Welcome! I hope you are stopping by to see this beautiful album I am sharing with you, and that you enter for an opportunity to win this beauty! I have made this little book in hopes that it is well-received and loved by one of my awesome subscribers. 
I made the cover of  this small album with a Gorguss Girl in a pretty heart-dress and a friendly bunny. The front features pretty butterfly embellishments and a shaker. You can make the theme universal, and that is the reason I have omitted a title for this little book. I made it thinking of all the friends I have gained since sharing projects and tutorials on YouTube.
The 1st page features a lovely waterfall. It opens to allow room for small pictures, or it can be left as is. The sentiment reads: Dream out Loud
The small handle allows you to work the waterfall mechanism. I made sure to embellish that as well.
The second page features the first of several Gorguss Girl frame stamps, colored with matching colors and glimmer. Sh…

House Mouse Stamps and Cards

Hi and welcome! I am sharing a couple of recently made cards I was inspired to make using my stash of lovable House Mouse Stamps. I must admit that these little guys go by neglected in my crafty projects, but I am always pleased with the results when I use them.
The first is a Birthday Card I made using  Ballooning for Berries (Mudpie) Released May 1999, and it features some beautiful hummingbirds.  I stamped it in Gray Stayz-on Ink onto Kraft cardstock, and colored is using Prismacolor Pencils. The results were subtle, and vibrant at the same time. For the berries, a little drop of Ranger Glossy Accents did the trick to make them shine! For the inside, I stamped confetti with Oxide Inks from Ranger, and a sentiment from Heidi Swapp.
The second card is actually a Post Card. Fort the base, I used my Santoro London Gorguss Girl Die set to make the Post Card.Then I stamped the image from  July 2001 Design of the Month Mice Cream Cone

This was sent to my son in Summer Camp, so the sentim…

Memories Album Using Tonic Memory Book Dies

Hi and welcome! This special book took many days to make, and it was made in memory of a very special young lady I was blessed to know. 
The book was made using my Cricut Explore Air 2 for the Memories sentiment. I layered papers on the cover to add dimension, and fussy cut the butterflies which I glittered to add shine and dimension. The cover also has lace to lend softness behind the title. 
Here is a top-view of the album, made with sturdy chip-board and a strong base.  The spine is covered in embossed paper, for which I used my Spellbinders machine and embossing folder. I also topped it with mod-podge and glitter, then added the lace, tulle, bow, gem, and handmade bead embellishment with the lovely little giraffe. 
The inside cover has a flying clock with wings, and a butterfly center. I omitted the hands of time, to signify eternal life outside of time. It was important to me to add this embellishment as an emblem of her faith. That is something we both shared. 

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Gorguss Girl Challenge Embellishments

Hi and thank you for stopping by! I am sharing some goodies made for a challenge on YouTube.  The challenge was Gorguss Girl themed, and I could not resist participating, as I love all-things Gorguss Girl related.

We were asked to submit embellishments in sets of 4 as an option to enter. They were to be 2 inches in size, or approximate. I chose to keep it simple and here are my results:  My first little batch were these adorable Scalloped square embellishments made with a Hipster Giraffe (Cricut Design Space) all glimmered and glossed, and a layered flower die from my stash. To make them stand out a bit, I used Ranger Oxide inks to give them a soft hint of color, and then added the Love sentiment, as well as the pearls.

My second set was a small whimsical banner, made with four layered Dotted Daisies. The centers are all Gorguss Girl related, and glossy. The flowers lay atop a banner made with Detailed mint-colored lace and turquoise ribbon, and topped off with small pearls. All of th…

Happy Boy Shaker Card!

Hi and thank you for stopping by! This is a short post, where I am sharing a small and simple shaker card made with Cricut Design Space, and other supplies. I used my Cricut Explore Air 2 to make the beautiful silhouette of the little boy at the beach with his pail and shovel. To give this card interest, I made a window using The Fancy Rectangle Build A Card Die Set (CBD001)

As you can see in the top picture, I made the window using clear acetate, and this allows you to see the inside of the card as well. To make the shaker, I added little stars in yellow and blue to match the beautiful designer papers on the front. On the inside of the card, I added the beautifully stitched birds, and layered pieces that represent the sand ( in light brown card), and there was enough room for a quick sentiment.


The card base is also made from the same shape, making it different from the traditional shaped cards. I really enjoyed making this card, and hope that you can  Be inspired, Be Blessed! Raque…

Shabby Chic Flowers

Hi all! I recently got out some of my laces, antique buttons, gems, and tidbits of ribbon to play with. Sometimes my hands want to make something, and inspiration strikes! On this occasion, I wanted to make some super frilly flowers, and well, here they are!

I added different centers, laces, trims, and even gems or traditional flower centers! The best thing about making your own, is that there are no rules, only symmetry and inspiration. 



This one was made with vintage doily pieces and leftover burlap ribbon from my wedding. Yes, I had some leftover ribbon, and it was not going to be left out!

For the center of this flower, a metal butterfly was just the right fit. It is dainty and delicate, so it doesn't take away from the flower center, made from rolled velvet ribbon.

Some have layers of tulle, ribbon, doily, and even sequins. All of these are definitely one-of-a kind!

I had fun making these flowers. Perhaps you will give it a try also! They are so much fun to make, and each ca…