Thursday, March 17, 2011

Birthday Cards!

Time to share some home made Birthday love! Cup cake card is by my friend Mary Ann who just gave me the best present of all!! She invited me to her home outside of Seattle in Washington state (which is totally spa/retreat-like) for a few days of crafting and chillaxin.' Returning to Kentucky was incredibly hard!! I'll be sharing some of our crafting results a little later. She is an amazing artist in many areas, not just paper crafts.

Cat Mosaic card is by my friend Barb. I try to sit close to this friend whenever possible and just pray that her talent will fall off onto me. Does osmosis work for humans? Love the musical tape on the envelope. Those little touches are what call out to me, "open me first!!"

This card is from the Crazy Cats Card Club, or something like that. I am sooooo far behind in this club, but they haven't dropped me yet - thank goodness!! This card is 3D dimensional and the envelope is the old fashioned tissue type envelope and stamped with very old 'Air Mail' stamps of 5 cents and such. So stinkin' cool!!

There were many more birthday wishes and cards but I thought I'd touch on the highlights. It made reaching the double nickel landmark much more bearable!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Scrappin' online with Studio J and Loving It!

I met the nicest woman on my way home from Seattle. We sat next to each other on the flight to Chicago. Sadly, I never asked her name.

During the time spent chatting I mentioned my blog and gave her the address. In particular I wanted to share the layouts I created with Studio J. It occurs to me that I haven't shared these with anyone who reads my blog yet so the timing is perfect!

For my blog friends and my anonymous flight friend - these are for you. Click on the photo for larger/closer view and enjoy!!

You can play with Studio J on my website, Paper Boutique, for free! It cost absolutely nothing to play, you only pay when you purchase! Have fun!!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

March Paper Trail - Miracle Paper Pack

Welcome to the March Paper Trail blog hop! If you have arrived from Karen's blog, Inky Fingers, you are on the right track.

This month we are using the Close To My Heart Miracle paper pack. I love these colors, Heavenly Blue and Sweet Leaf, I think they are so pretty together. I made this banner using the My Creations Banner. I'm taking this to Seattle with me for my friend who is hosting a craft weekend. Hope she likes it!

This beautiful Miracle paper package can be purchased on my website, just click on its name. Now, you must hurry over to Terri's blog, My Frame of Mind, to see what she's been up to with the Miracle papers!