Probably my biggest addiction, even more than collecting actual stamps, is designer paper. PAPER!!! I love it!! But I find that I don’t use it because then it would be gone. D’oh. So I have begun to quarter my 12″X12″ sheets. This way I have FOUR… YES FOUR pieces of paper. I can let my little hoarding self use one or two of these pieces and still have some left!! Woohoo!! Well it works for me. LOL!!


So that is where I started today, with a quartered piece of 12″X12″ designer paper.  To make sure that there was absolutely no waste of my precious paper, I created another 6″X6″ One Sheet Wonder (OSW) template.  I just love making these.  They also work, of course, for all of the 6″X6″ pads of designer paper available now.  And I created a sketch (which I almost followed!  lol) that can be used with the pieces from the OSW that will make into four cards.  Here’s the template for the OSW.


I needed a couple of masculine birthday cards and a couple of wedding cards.  Since this was a double sided patterned paper, it worked out perfectly with the stripes on one side and the blue toile like floral on the other!  Plus my 10 Designer Centers & Borders from JustRite had everything I needed for sentiments all in one set!


Here is the sketch.


If you decide to give this OSW/Sketch design a try, please let me know.  It would be so much fun to see what you have created!


Happy Crafting!!!


Stamps: JustRite 10 Designer Centers & Borders

Papers (all SU!): Whisper White, Baja Breeze (wedding only), Kraft and Chocolate Chip (birthday only),  DSP Parisian Breeze

Inks: SU! Chocolate Chip Marker

Accessories: Brads, SU! Photo Corner Punch, Cuttlebug, Swiss Dot Embossing Folder (wedding only), Argyle Embossing Folder (birthday only), SU! Taffeta and Satin Ribbon Rose (wedding only), SU! Rope Twine (birthday only)


Woohoo!  Today I finally got to play in a Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge.  It has been such a long time.  The inspiration was to come from one of several little girls’ dresses by Little Daisy Designs.  Here is the dress I used as my inspiration.


I used the  Flower Soft Box Set “Pretty Pots Starter Kit” to make a quick and fun birthday card.  There are several sentiments in the kit that come printed on a good quality card stock to cut out as desired.  The butterflies and leaves framing the sentiment were also printed.  All I had to do was apply a little of the Flower Soft glue (included in the “Pretty Pots Starter Kit”) and sprinkle on some Baby Blue and Baby Pink Flower Soft.  I also added a little Stickles right on top of the Flower Soft to give the frame some sparkle.


Here’s something to try.. emboss the flap on the envelope.  I used the Cuttlebug Frill’s embossing folder on the card and also on the flap.  Wouldn’t this be fun for a wedding card or invite, too?!


Happy Crafting!


Stamps:  None!

Papers:  Memory Box and Neenah Solor White

Inks:  None!

Accessories:  Flower Soft, Flower Soft Box Set “Pretty Pots Starter Kit”, Stickles, Cuttlebug, Frills and Swiss Dots Embossing Folders, Twill Ribbon


Yes it is half way through the month.  Fortunately I am only late posting my sisters’ March calendars and not late sending them.  I was able to finish and mail them before I went to visit my sick little granddaughter, Katelyn, at the end of last month.  She is now feeling ever so much better.  Yay!!  I can’t believe I went for over two weeks without blogging!!  Well time flies when there are darling little girls to visit and hold.  My twin granddaughters live in the same city, too, so it was a truly joyful trip!  And since I shared a picture of the twins yesterday, I mustn’t show favorites, right?  lol  Here is sweet little Katelyn.


What girl doesn’t love having her hair done!  Isn’t she precious!!  Okay… back to the calendars.


I inked the rubber directly with my SU! Always Artichoke marker and then stamped each image.  The images were then colored with Copic markers and outlined with a Stardust Glitter Pen.


Kaiser flatback pearls from Flourishes were added to the corners.  The calendar is a download from A Muse.  Now it’s almost time to get busy making April’s calendars!! Happy rest of March!


Stamps: SU! “Flower of the Month”

Papers: SU! Whisper White, Old Olive, Summer Sun, Chocolate Chip, Watercolor

Inks: SU! Always Artichoke; Copics; Stardust Glitter Pen

Accessories: Square Punches 1-9/16″ and 1-7/8″, Gingham Ribbons, Flatback Pearls, Calendar Download from A Muse, Computer/Printer, CD Case

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This month Ellen has asked me to create a few projects and write up an article for her “In Touch” newsletter using “Flower Soft” which is a new product in her store.  So I have been busy doing just that!

I recently returned from a visit with all my granddaughters.  The twins were so good to just watch grandma work on her “projects”.  They didn’t touch anything as everything sat on their dining room table for days.  What sweet girls.  Well a couple of grandma’s projects were not turning out like she had planned so I gave the bits and pieces to them to play with.  Seriously, they played with them for hours!   Their favorites were the Inchies that I had colored with Copic markers,blog161inchies1withwm.jpg

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Next time I plan to let them help me.  They are such sweethearts.  The grandma in me gives me no choice.  I have to share these cute pictures.  lol



Anyway… hope you can come and see some fun uses and creations using Flower Soft over at the “In Touch” newsletter.  Happy crafting!!

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