Card of today (4-29)

Before there was Scenic Route…

Before there was Basic Grey…

Before there was Cosmo Cricket…

There was a little company called  SEI

The first scrapbook company that really made my paper loving heart swoon with their colorblocked paper line.

Six years later, they’ve evolved quite a bit.

Six years later, they’ve come up with many paper lines.

And, six years later, they’ve still got a serious hold on my paper loving heart. 🙂

And, with that, I present to you today’s card, featuring some nifty botanical paper from their Dill Blossom line. (The ledger stuff on the circle is from Making Memories.)

Have a great day!

Today’s card (4-26)

Hee hee, like, dude. 🙂

Two favorite things with this card.

No wait.

Make that three favorite things.

Robot paper.

The color red.

And the “dude” word.

Yep, I know. It’s a simple card.

But, like dude, you know. 😉

The paper is from Sassafras Lass, while the letter stickers are from Doodlebug. Gems are from Me & My Big Ideas and the  brad is from Eyelet Outlet.

Have a great day.

Let me enable you…

Hey, at least, I am honest. 😉

This is one of those so easy, so “like duh” projects: Gift Stakes. They take five to 10 minutes, and they are perfect for sticking in a pot of flowers to give to a friend or leaving in a bowl of candy for a teacher or co-worker.

What you need to kick if all off is a trip to Target’s dollar aisle, where you should pick up a pack (or two) of the metal plant stakes. You get five stakes for one mere $1 (wooohooo).

Bring your stakes home and go to town. 🙂

Here’s what I did to alter the stake in the picture:

* Cut one piece of cardstock to fit onto onto one of the stakes. 

* Stamp all over it with flower stamps. I used stamps from my friends at Powder Sensations, but, hey, any old stamps will do. 🙂

* Use letter stamps to overstamp the sentiment with black ink. 

* Finished the stake off with a nice little bow.

With materials (not counting the cost of ink and stamps), the one little stake in the picture cost me around 30 cents to make it. Such a deal.

Ok, I know, I know.  Other materials would work just fine for this project (patterned paper, chipboard letters, other stamps, whatever). I was just striving for a totally frugal project here. 🙂   

Have a great day!

A cheer-y little book


A fast share today.

It’s a little book of cheer for my grandma. 🙂

It was created with the help of the Bind-It-All machine from Zutter. Each page has a mini white journaling block with a heart on it. My family members each  wrote a note to my Grandma on them.   

It’s a “no, duh” kind of thing, but I pulled the book’s color scheme from the rainbow.  🙂

Have a terrific day!