Friday, August 23, 2013

New way of making cards...

Hi friends!
Did that pique your interest? Being the crafty frugalista that I am, I'm always scouring dollar stores and the clearance sections of office supply stores and big box stores. I popped into the Michaels near work the other day and found a 50 piece set of Recollections 3x4 Journaling Cards for a mere $2. (Did I forget to mention that there were 4 different sets of 50 cards for $2 each?) I've been collecting similar Project Life cards enough that I reasoned there have to be more ways to use them than just in albums. See this previous post for other ideas I've come up with. Today's idea is to use them on greeting cards. One of the sets is birthday themed so it's natural to use them on cards. I made this card for my niece using Amy Tangerine's Sketchbook 12x12 pad (I got that at TJ Maxx for $5.99), Tim Holtz' Ideaology Paper Stash Pad, Paper Smooches' Birthday Buddies stamp set, Lawn Fawn's A Birdie Told Me stamp set and matching die and Spectrum Noir markers. The pink card is one of 10 styles in the 50 piece set so I have 4 more to use on other cards. It's fast and easy to add a little pre-made item to a card.

Here's another one I made the other day for a co-worker using an old Unity stamp set (the owl) and the same paper pads.

Oh and those envelopes? I made them with the new Envelope Maker by We R Memory Keepers. It works like a charm.

Thanks for dropping in. For more inspiration, don't forget to visit my my friends and I at our joint blog, The Crafting Journals. I contributed the most recent post about stitching on a layout.

Have a great day!


Saturday, August 17, 2013


We are busy little bees over at EK Success. Working on projects for the Martha Stewart spots on HSN on Sept 17th. Mark your calendar and come watch. Lots of Halloween and Christmas/Winter inspiration throughout the day.

I may have mentioned that the Creative Design Team that I'm on has started a blog of fun crafty topics. Today was my turn to post.

Check out my installment about stitching on a layout.

I'm hoping to put a little crafting time at home soon because a friend's birthday is coming up and I have a germ of a card idea.

Have a wonderful rest of the weekend and thanks for stopping by!