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Friday, April 15, 2016

Walk Down Memory Lane
and the Very Best of Pinterest Pins

My coworker brought in a huge box of handmade cards to show me. To my surprise, it contained every card I had ever given her over the last 10+ years! I went through the whole box and found a few of my all-time favorites to photograph and remember:

...and here are two cards that I made recently from
some clever Pinterest punch art cards:


Charlie Chaplin Silhouette Punch Art Card using Stampin' Up! products 2015 Carolina Evans #stampinup #charliechaplin:
Original Pin HERE

hearts and bling CAS card - bjl:
Original Pin HERE

Friday, April 8, 2016

and the VERY Best of
Mother's Day Pins

I do love simple arts and crafts projects, and this awesome idea to make photo necklaces on Pinterest caught my eye:

Mother's Day crafts!:
Original Pin HERE

On the Ginger Snap Crafts site, there is an etsy.com site available to get all materials in a kit. Many kits are available such as this one HERE. All you need to do is print up the black and white pics on your printer to create a lovely personalized Mother's Day gift!...and speaking of Mother's Day...here is a card that caught my eye using the Flowering Fields set AGAIN! I love this versatile set so much!

Video Tutorial * Flowering Fields free from Stampin Up during Saleabration 2016:
Original Pin HERE

This card really made me do a happy dance! From Michelle's initial post of this card, I - like a lot of others - wondered how she got the background watercolor effect with the white foreground images colored so nicely and distinctly? Well...in response to those questions, Michelle was kind enough to do a video tutorial HERE! My version:

I was so thankful that Michelle provided the tutorial that I wrote her a note to thank her and she was kind enough to reply. It sure takes a lot of extra time to do a video tutorial and isn't it grand when someone shows you exactly what to do so you don't have to become frustrated trying to figure out the technique?! I used this technique to make quite a few of these cards while I had everything out. The card above was my final and best one - practice really does make a difference ^_^

So below...I've included some more Mother's Day cards that were my fav pins recently - Enjoy!

Stamp My Day:
Original Pin HERE

Cardigan Card:
Original Pin HERE

Possible Mothers Day Card  Rolled roses birthday by susie718 - Use: Stampin' UP greeting, CS in celery, pink pirouette, shimmer white, whisper white and pretty in pink, Fan embossing folder, ovals, leaf die, scallop punch and microbeads or small pearls  Best part - rolled roses  from Splitcoaststampers:
Original Pin HERE

Mothers day card:
Original Pin HERE

Loads of Laundry love- WT0113 by tankgrl - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers:
Original Pin HERE
(People are so darn clever!!)

My mom was a piano teacher, so I think this one will be modified for her this year:

Stampin up:
Original Pin HERE

Possible inside idea for a piano-themed card:
Piano Card:
Original Pin HERE