Friday, April 29

5 {Lovely} Years

Today the hubs and I are celebrating 5 years of wedded bliss. I look forward to growing old with this man... being one of those wrinkly couples still holding hands while we walk down the sidewalk. An anniversary date night is in the works... so excited for a night on the town!

The new Fishtail Banners from My Favorite Things are so perfect... paired with their new TypeWriter Alphabet... {love}. I don't want to hear anything about putting a bow on a "man card". The hubs can handle it - I'm just sure he won't mind a bit. ;)
For a little something extra special I decided to make the inside "sassy" too. I'm smitten with the Clearly Sentimental line of stamps... perfect quotes and sentiments for every occasion.

The layout is also inspired by the MFT weekly sketch challenge... with a twist.
Stamps: My Favorite Things: TypeWriter Alphabet and Clearly Sentimental About Love (inside), PTI: Text Style; Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket - Circa 1934; Tools: My Favorite Things: Fishtail Banner Die-namics and Medium Scallop Die-namic, PTI: Tag Sale 4, Number dies; Sassy Somethings: PTI: Fine Linen saddle stitch, Webster's Pages chipboard button, SU corduroy brads

Monday, April 25

With Sympathy

A sympathy card for someone dear. I loved having quiet time to create and meditate during this time.

Butterflies... such beautiful symbols of spring... of renewal and life... of the incredible {gift} we are given to become new creations. The Shabby Tea Room is inspired by butterflies this week - check it out and play along. On a FUN {and sassy} note: I'll be a guest designer over at the Tea Room next week and hope you'll mark your crafty calendar to join us!

My layout was inspired by the weekly sketch challenge (MFTWSC16) over at My Favorite Things. (You may have noticed that I tend to "tweak" sketches as I create.) Such lovely ideas and inspiration there each week - a real pleasure to find the time to participate and to work with their {beautiful} products.

I've got several more projects to share this week. I'm taking time to create for those I love and cherish... looking forward to sharing them with you.

Stamps: My Favorite Things: Inspired By Spring, PTI: Round and Round; Ink: SU Soft Suede; Patterned Paper: The Girl's Paperie and Echo Park - For the Record; Cardstock: PTI Rustic Cream and Kraft; Tools: My Favorite Things: Dizzy Doily, Butterflies Die-namic, 1/4" Rosette; Sassy Somethings: SU Crochet trim and Basic Pearls

Tuesday, April 19

Easter Wishes

Spring. Easter. New beginnings. I really enjoy this time of the year - full of possibility and growth.

Emma's Shoppe prints are the perfect complement to spring projects... be still my heart, Crate Paper nails it every time.
This card is full of lovelies from My Favorite Things, and the layout is based on their recent sketch challenge:
Stamps: My Favorite Things: Pure Innocence - My Basket of Eggs; Cardstock: PTI Aqua Mist, Kraft, Sweet Blush and Cream; Patterned Paper: Crate Paper: Emma's Shoppe; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic markers; Tools: My Favorite Things Die-namics: Fresh Cut Grass and Butterflies, PTI: Parisian Lace Doily, Tag Sale #1 and Double-Ended Banners; Ribbon: Memrie Mare on Etsy