Hello from under my work pile! LOL!

I am having a blast, and I LOVE being busy. Before anyone thought I got smothered under my work pile, I figured I better stop by and make an appearance! No worries, I’m OK. This is all a very GOOD kind of busy. I really live for this stuff and the challenges.

STILL finalizing my class options, writing up directions, and supplies for my first class. I was SO excited to hear many of you already called about booking your spot in a class with me! I so hope my projects meet your expectations!!

It will be so cool to finally meet so many of you in one day. YEAH!!

Well Thursday I have an article going live for Craft Critque. Make sure you check it out then! I will be sharing this frame with you!

3d-pansy-family-frame.jpg Grown with love

This is one of the gifts that I will be giving to my mom, for Mother’s Day! It is her favorite photo my family. It was taken on her sun porch. I decided to convert it to black & white, so it will match my AWESOME paper flower basket. The wood in the frame matches the furniture in her dining room, as well as the lavender color in her accessories as well.

My mom always planted Pansy’s when we were kids. They always remind me of her. When I found the Gingko leaf punch is used to create paper pansy’s I knew I had to get it.

Here is a closer view from the side


This is a special box frame that is made specifically to hold 3D items. I bought this at Walmart I believe. Or it could have been Michaels. Not sure. It was one of those things that it was on SALE and I KNEW I’d need it eventually! I think I’ve had it for about a year, just waiting for the PERFECT project.

Now close-up front view.

close-up-pansy-frame.jpg I used stickles for the flower centers for MORE interest.

The basket is a stamp that is made to go WITH the punches!! Cool huh? This one is from Make an Impression, and can be found HERE. Talk about extending the mileage from your punches, and combining 2 great hobbies into ONE! LOVE IT.

For the basket-I stamped and embossed it with gold EP. Then I colored with my Copic’s. I went on to create the paper pansy’s. I used textured Bazzill cardstock, and my markers (as directed from a book) to create this real look.

 The sentiment is from Garden of Life

Well I hope you like it. More importantly I hope my mom LOVES it! LOL! I think she will. She has been at me to get her this photo for some time now.

Well its back to stamping for me. Thank you again for the support in my new ventures. You all are just the BEST!!!!

Tomorrow starts the Sneak Peeks!! YEAH!! I hate being on the other end of sneak peeks, because I need it yesterday, and having to wait is PURE torture!


(ta ta for now-as Tigger from Winnie The pooh would say!) I don’t know what compelled that, but I’m so going with it.