Friday, January 28, 2011


Hello! I hope everyone is doing fantastic. I've been doing great. This week has just been a fantastic and blessed week!
I can't believe I get to be a guest designer for Pink by Design! Sarah Pinkcricut just made my day when she announced the good news.
My tear bears and tear bear chicks have been selling like hot cakes. That just tickles me pink. So glad that people are interested in my lil' sweeties.

Being very close to Valentine's day I've created some really cute lil' Valentine chicks. As always my bears are made from extra thick, acid/lignin free mulberry paper. It is the only mulberry paper that I will use  because it fluffs up so nicely and is a good weight. I think I am addicted to American Girl stickers. They are just so cute and I can't help but use them in my projects. Can't wait to go back to Michael's and buy some more.

My big project so far this week is my Love Valentine set. I got my cricut out and used my Lovestruck 2010 cart and cut the heart at 3 1/2 inches. The heart was cut in red bazzill cardstock and the top layer was cut in black bazzill cardstock. Then it was glittered and I used  embossing powders and heat to . It's shiny and glittery. I also made the roses out of the leftover paper. After watching several youtube videos on how to make them. They turned out beautiful. To set them off I heat embossed them with black and red embossing powders.
To complete the set I added 2 white peek a boo tear bears.

Thanks so much for taking the time to view my blog. I only need 29 more followers on my FB page and I'll do a giveaway. So if anyone has not liked my fb page and would like to click here.
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Have a great week!!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

It's official and I am so exicited to be a Guest Designer for Pink by Design!

Here are the new Design Team members for the Pink by Design Sentiment Stamps!

These AMAZING crafters will be joining the FAB 4 : Kristi, Paula, Nikki and Erin

Alex from You Had Me at Craft

Bryan from Scrapguy’s Papercrafting Adventure

Elizabeth from 217 Creations

Jenny from CrazyaboutCricut

Kristal from Getting Cricky with Kandrew

Michelle from Scrappin’ with my Bug

The Stamp of the Month Design Team is a new team, that will focus on our new Stamp of the Month! We’ve had a very positive response about this new program and are excited to bring in some design team members!

They are:

Candace from Papercrafts by Candace

Raven from love4stamps

Guest Designer for Pink by Design

Here they are in no particular order:

Kim Ricketts of Ricketts Cricuts

Norma from pinkblingcrafter

Sandra from 365 days of Cricut

Suella Gabel suellastreasures

Margaret AuntMargaretDesigns (THIS IS ME!!!)

Christel onescrappinsista

Stacy mycraftingtime

Barb bugbites411

Paula owlbescrappin

Wendy Wendy’s Creative Crafting Corner

Ashley Scrappin’ Pink Piglet

Erika Seever crafty-creations-by-erika

Marianne paperorfabric

Bobbi Jo sweetsassydiva-gspot


Jeanine scrappinwithjc


Nicole primpedinpaper

Maureen mosaddiction

Renae createdbyrenae

Mandie mandiesscrappin

Heather heatherskraftykorner

Jeanne thecricutcorner

Jessica denimglittercreations

Kathy kathysscrappingsmiles

Angela pumpkinbutts

Kristin pinkldycrafter

Tracey Ma TBA

Melissa melissascrappenplace



Kathy kathyand3kids

Saundra luvscrappingtogether

Amy Little Frills

Zeni from scrappyzeni

Saturday, January 22, 2011

A mini Winter paper bag album!


As you all know, I love making tear bears. Every now and then I get fizzled out though on making them. I had some really cute Heidi Grace papers that I was dying to use in a paper bag album. All blues and whites...perfect for those snow days! I went to Michael's the other day and they have a great selection of mini paper bags called Celebrate. Many, many colors to choose from. So, knowing that those Heidi Grace papers were waiting for me...I chose navy blue or as they call it...Royal. This album turned out just soooo cute. I even made a mulberry snowman to go on the front of it.

I got a Cuttlebug the other day. Sizzix was my choice of dye cutting machines about 8 yrs ago when I bought the original sizzix machine. I hate that thing! It is so big and bulky and HEAVY!! So it has not been used within the last couple of years. But I love the Cuttlebug. It does everything!!!! I've used all winter dies that I haven't used in years in this sweet album.

The mini album has tons of embellishments, tags and place to put your photos. Ribbons have been placed on rings to serve as the binding. There is a ton of pretty ribbon!

Leave me some comments. I'd love to hear from you guys. Spread the love and share my blog with your friends. If I ever get to 50 follower...I do a blog candy giveaway!!

Blessings to you from cold, wintery Ohio.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

New items!!!!

Wow, can you say cold and blustery outside? It is cold and windy here today and I hate it. Can't wait to retire to a warmer climate in the winter months. These old bones just don't like the cold anymore.

     Well, since being cooped in because of the snow and wind I've been working in my studio. I've had a lot of  fun making these cute little chicks. They will look adorable on Valentine cards and scrapbook pages.

These are the simplest little things to make. I have to tell you my little secret I use a nickel and a penny to make them. Yep, a nickel and a penny. So super simple. Coins make perfect round circles for all kinds of mulberry animals.

Take a look in my etsy store to see my added goodies. I've also got numerous items listed on ebay right now and they are all listed at .99 cents! What a deal! Come on over and bid on them while they are under a dollar.

Anyone been playing in the snow? My son got to play out in it yesterday. He didn't want to come in no matter how cold and wet he was. We enjoyed a nice hot cup of hot chocolate together once he finally came in.

Happy winter everyone! Stop by and see me, bring your coffee if you want to. I might just join you.


Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Year 2011

I wish each and every one of you a very Happy New Year. May this year bring you all that you wish. I hope to have many new items listed this week. Please stop back in at the end of the week to see what I've been up too! Bring your friends with you....I'd love to meet them.