Monday, December 8, 2014

Winner of My 50th Post Blog Giveaway

Good Evening!  Sorry I am late getting this in!  Drum Roll Please!!!!!!

LAGENE  you are the winner of some pretty amazing crafting goodies!  Please contact me at to claim your prize.  I will need your full name and address.

Thanks to all the ladies who left comments on my blog!  I love reading all of your comments!  They really make my day!


Friday, December 5, 2014

50th Post and Friends with Flair

Happy Friday!  Don't you just love Friday's?  I do!  Let the week-end begin!  I especially love this Friday in particular because my oldest son will be having his very first high school basketball game.  He is a senior and has tried out every year since the seventh grade, but had never made the team.  Senior year was the charm.  I'm so proud of him...he never gave up!  He was determined and it paid off.  Go Twinsburg Tigers!  Another reason I love this Friday is that it is my 50th blog post and as promised I will be having a giveaway.  Please come back later to see pics of what I am giving away.  I am in the giving spirit, so this giveaway will not disappoint.  All you have to do is just leave a comment on my blog over the week-end.  The winner will be announced Monday, December 8, 2014.  Also Friday means Friends with Flair linky party over at the Unity Stamp Co. blog.  I have been saying I am going to try my hand at a mixed media canvas.  Actually, this is a burlap panel.  Well, I dived in and created this piece!  I am pleased with how it turned out and I hope you are too! 

Don't forget to leave a comment and come back later to see what I will be giving away!

Here are the pics for the giveaway I am having

Friday, November 14, 2014

Repurposed Wood Tea Box

Hello Friends,

Guess what...this is post 49 which means in my 50th post I will be having a giveaway, so make sure you stay tuned in.  It is also snowing and quite chilly in Twinsburg, Ohio.  Today I am sharing a wood tea box I discovered at our local Hobby Lobby a little while back.  It just had an image on the lid and the sides were just plain wood.  I repurposed this little gem into a prayer box; this is the first one I have ever made and I'm quite pleased with how it turned out.  I decoupaged some older Crate Paper pattern paper to the sides and lid of the box.  I also stamped 60 prayer cards to go inside with a floral image.  The floral stamp is Unity, from the Blossom by Blossom March Unity Sentiment Kit 2013.  It matches the pattern paper perfectly.  I stamped the sentiment from the same kit on My Minds Eye pattern paper and cut out a circle shape and attached it to a die cut doily.  This project was very easy; I am always looking for something to repurpose and/or alter.  I forgot to mention; the word 'faith' was cut on my Cricut.

I am also entering this prayer box into the Friends with Flair challenge over on the Unity Stamp Co. blog.  You should come play, have fun, and be inspired if you have not already!  I promise you won't be disappointed!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Unity be Inspired Challenge

Hello Friends,

Thanks for stopping in!  I have a card I want to share with you today that I'm submitting for the Unity be Inspired Challenge.  I just received this fabulous Itty Bitty in the mail on Monday.  It was one of the free stamps Unity offered last week with purchase.  It is called Foxy & Fabulous.  I followed the card sketch and color challenge.  I wasn't sure about the bow; let me know what you think!  I can't wait to hear from you!

This is my 48th post; remember to keep checking in.  I am having a giveaway with my 50th post.

Keep crafting in peace & love,

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Thank You Card for Our Orthodontist

Hello friends!  Welcome to those visiting for the first time!  I hope everyone had a fabulous week-end!  I am getting close to my 50th post; make sure you stay tuned because I will be having a giveaway on my blog to celebrate this milestone.  Today, I am sharing two cards I made; one I will be mailing to my son's orthodontist; the other will be posted in my Etsy shop.  He recently had his braces removed and I am so impressed with how great his teeth look.  I want to let him and his staff know how appreciative we all are.  I made two similar cards.  All of the paper is from the DIY Shop Paper Pad by Crate Paper.  The inspiration for this card is from the backside of this paper pad.  The ruler trim is Tim Holtz.  Let me know which one you like better!  Thanks for visiting and I hope you come back soon!  Remember, keep crafting in peace and love!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Hello Friends,

I hope all is well!  Today, I am sharing a variation of a card I made for a friend.  She is hosting a fundraiser for one of her friends who just finished receiving treatments for breast cancer.  She asked me if I could make a few invitations because she could not find any breast cancer awareness stamps at our local craft stores; she even thought about buying stickers.  I could not let her do that...I told her that I have stamps.  I have breast cancer awareness stamps thanks to Unity Stamp Company! 

Her invitation has the other sentiment from the Cure Girls stamp set by Unity which says, "Can't imagine the journey without you."  Her invitations also did not have the butterfly and stars stamp.  The butterfly and stars stamp comes from the Unity Stamp Company October 2011 Kit of the Month (Faith, Hope, by it).  The stamp with the ladies comes from Cure Girls and the sentiment, "we can beat this" also comes from Cure Girls.  I am entering this card with Friends with Flair over on the Unity blog.  Thanks for visiting!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Friends with Flair October 3, 2014

Hello there friends,

Today I am sharing a burlap utensil holder I made for someone throwing a rustic birthday party.  I am submitting it for Friends with Flair over at the Unity Stamp Company blog.   She gave me the colors she wanted to use...this purple and gold really rocks!  Has such a regal look about it!  Hmmm...going to have to use this color combination on future projects.  First I took a wood tag and painted it purple.  I then applied gold paint using a paint dauber to the stamp of circles.  I stamped the circle image at the top and at bottom of the wood tag.  The sentiment was stamped in versamark ink and embossed with white opaque embossing powder on gold paper.  I then used an oval cutter.  The leaf was die cut from gold embossed paper and coated with a little of the purple paint.  The leaf is attached to the sentiment with a wood clothespin.  The sentiment is attached to the tag with foam adhesive.  The entire tag was adhered to the burlap bag with Glue Lines.  The circle stamp is from Unity's June 2014 Layers of Life (Beautiful Wish) and the sentiment stamp is from Unity's October 2014 Sentiment Kit (today, I am thankful). 

She wanted a monogram on the bag too, so I added the letter 'W' to a birch disc.

Have a wonderful week-end!

Keep crafting in love and peace,


Friday, September 26, 2014

Friends with Flair September 26, 2014

Hello Friends!  Hope all is well since the last time I posted!  I have a card today for Friends with Flair over at Unity Stamp Company.  This beauty is called Autumn; the sentiment and woman are both from their Autumn rubber stamp set.  Isn't she lovely?  She was pure joy to color!  Please check out the pictures...and until  next time keep crafting in love and peace...Dawn

Friday, September 5, 2014

Unity Friends With Flair Sept. 5, 2014

Hello Friends!  It feels great to be back participating in the weekly Friends with Flair over on the Unity Stamp Co. blog!  I've been away for just a bit...been busy with the kids going back to school.  Now that we are settled with being back in school, I can take some time to play.  Today I created a Halloween  card using stamps from three different Unity sets.  The chair and sentiment are

from an Itty Bitty called Spooky Chair; the spooky tab is from Fright Night; and the cattails are from the September 2013 KOTM called Happiness Has No Limit.  Pattern paper is Authentique and the embossing folder is called vintage wallpaper from Sizzix and Stampin' Up.  The skulls and crossbones on the spooky chair were colored with a Spica pen.  I am also entering this card in the Unity be Inspired Challenge.  Thanks for visiting!  Remember to keep crafting in love and peace!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Unity Stamp Co. be Inspired Challenge August 2014

Welcome friends!  Today I am sharing a card I created for the Unity be Inspired Challenge.  I have to be honest, at first, I wasn't feeling this card; but the more I look at it, I like it just a little bit more.  I wish you could see how beautiful this tree is in person; the pics do not do it justice.  I had been wanting this stamp set for sometime; it is a Layers of Life set.  It is called tree of gratitude (September 2013).  I received this set after I completed my Growing in Unity week back in June 2014.  To get the perfect embossed image of the tree, I must've stamped and embossed it 15 joke.  With this particular embossing powder, it looked best on really dark cardstock.  It was hard to see on lighter shades of cardstock.  The embossing powder is Ranger; it's called enchanted gold.  I thought this powder would be perfect for a fall themed card.  The leaves were stamped in early espresso (Stampin' Up) on patterned paper.  The banner was cut from pattern paper (Studio Calico).  The sentiment was also stamped in early espresso.  The sequins are from an old pillow.  Thanks for visiting and enjoy the pics!  Dawn