Happy Dancing

Happy Dancing

Friday, March 24, 2017

PIN IT FRIDAY FAVS:
SAB Stampin' Up and the
Very Best of Pinterest Pins

I finally had time to make up some thank you cards using my new Avant-Garden set from SU:


There were many pins to use for inspiration and these were the first cards I made with this set:

 

Inside View of Left Panel



When I was all done with the card above, I flipped it over to add my HOMMARK sticker on the back and the card touched the green ink pad by the green arrow - ARG!...so I had to turn this accident into a chance to use some creativity to cover it! An extra leaf would have thrown off the balance, but you can see what I ended up doing below. I was VERY happy how it all turned out!


The cut out flower gave the card an added embellishment!

...and one last card made:

  
Now here are the pins for this set:

Original Pin HERE

Original Pin HERE

Friday, March 17, 2017

PIN IT FRIDAY FAVS:
WOW! Cards and the
Very Best of Pinterest Pins


The inspiration for the card above was
this Pinterest Pin:

Pinterest Pin HERE

I discovered this jar of goodness at Costco
recently and added a tag to give this one as a gift:


Simply mix two heaping teaspoons into
hot water and enjoy!

Next up...through Pinterest, I discovered
a talented blogger named May May.
Visit her blog MayMayMadeIt HERE

This is one WOW! project I can't wait to
try with photos added inside:

Envelope Explosion Mini Album
(Uses the Envelope Punch Board)
Original Pin HERE

Here's another card I want to try:

Mini Envelope Tutorial


and lastly...
MayMay's 2017 Favorite Things Edition!
WARNING: Watch at your own risk - LOL -
because you will have to buy some new
toys after watching it!

Friday, March 3, 2017

PIN IT FRIDAY FAVS:
Spring Things and the
Very Best of Pinterest Pins




Love this cute St. Patty's Day paper craft that
I made thanks to this Pinterest pin:


Original Pin with Tutorials HERE

Here's a birthday card I made for a friend:
Inside View

SUPPLIES USED

Stamp Sets by SU:
Teeny Tiny Wishes
Balloon Adventures
Flowering Fields

Lace and Butterfly Punches by Martha Stewart

Dies:
Nestibilities Classic Scallop Rectangles
SU Stitched Shapes Framelets

One thing I often do with stamp sets that require extensive coloring is scan my finished panel into the computer so I can print out card fronts/inside panels whenever I need them in a jiffy! This is what I did for the outside and inside flower panels for the card above. Even close up, you can't tell that they were scanned and oh!...the time it saves!

My coworker, Donna, is planning a Leprechaun Hunt for her young granddaughters this month. She bought gold chocolate coins to make a pathway to the shoe box traps that the little ones will decorate ahead of time. Donna will then make it look like the leprechauns have done some mischievous things in her house when they all go on the hunt: tilted lamp shades, St. Patty's socks on the floor, etc. Oh! What fun these kids will have! I gave Donna some ideas for the hunt from the days when Kevin's wonderful kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Brown, did a hunt for her students every year! Such happy memories :-) Check out these clever St. Patty's Day Leprechaun Hunt ideas HERE and crafts HERE.