Thanksgiving Placesetting.

Posted by Michelle on November 23rd, 2015

The Holidays are in full swing with Thanksgiving just a few days away.
I always like to add a piece of handmade crafty to my table setting, and put together this piece to serve as a placecard, and also express gratitude to the person whose name is on it.

I started by diecutting these little pockets from Hazel & Ruby’s Crazy for Chevy Wrap it Up paper in coral.
This paper is on sale for 75%-off in the shoppe, so get it while you can!

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I had some remnant pieces of cork laying around and thought it would work well on a fall piece, so I die cut thankful and grateful from it to add on.

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This pretty coral washi tape from Hazel & Ruby went well with the paper so I used it to accent my word.

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And then I had my little girl write a note for grandma that’ll go in to her little pocket.
This kinda stuff means the world to grandmas.

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And then I tied it all together with a clothespin, some fun twine, and a coordinating chunky button.

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Crafternoon Mashup.

Posted by Michelle on October 5th, 2015

Happy Monday, Hazel & Ruby fans!
I’m here today with what I’m calling a Crafternoon Mashup.
I’m combining pieces from two of our Crafternoon kits and adding another layer of fun to the project.


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Essentially I am adding some wool felt balls from the Wool Felt Ball Garland Crafternoon kit to the Mini Keepsake Book Crafternoon kit to make it a tad more fun as it’s going to be a gift for my daughter.  I love the festiveness that the little felt balls are going to add to the piece.  

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The keepsake book comes with templated pages, chipboard front and back covers, and even some plastic sheets to put pictures in.


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I took a couple of the wool felt balls and strung them together and added them to my charm piece that is hanging on the side of the keepsake book.

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This shot makes me so happy!  I love the gold, the tassel, the wool felt balls, and the little key.

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When I was finished, I put the mini book back in to the package, and wrapped it up in some Gold & Glassine Wrap It Up paper and topped it with a wooden clothespin, a heart diecut from the mini book kit, and some more felt balls.  Now all my girl has to do is make it her own by writing in it and filling it up with all her favorite pictures!

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Celebrate today.

Posted by Michelle on October 2nd, 2015

Today I’m sharing a couple of new cards I made featuring new product from My Mind’s Eye.  The “My Story” collection is full of gold and brown and nectarine colored bits; it’s just fantastic!  I am having a ball playing with new product lately.





Thank-you cards.

Posted by Michelle on September 25th, 2015

My birthday is coming up and I’m going to need some thank-you cards.  I wanted to get some knocked out in an afternoon so I had to choose a design that I could mass produce fairly easily.

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I covered pieces of chipboard in Hazel & Ruby’s Golden Dot DIY Decor Tape so that I could die cut some words out of it.  

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I then laid a steel metal word die over it and ran it through my Big Shot.

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I cut, scored, and folded card bases and covered the fronts with Hazel & Ruby’s Wrap It Up papers:  Statement Floral, Full of Heart, and Newsprint Floral.

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I adhered my chipboard word, and finished it off with some Hazel & Ruby sequins and washi tape.

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Posted by Michelle on September 15th, 2015

Last year I designed for (2) scrapbooking supply companies, so I did not have to want for anything when it came to papercrafting.  And up until now I’ve been playing with everything I had left.  But now I’m tired of it.  I want new.  And, I hadn’t bought anything since Two Peas went out of business.  So tracking down the best place with the supplies that I like took me some time.  But I finally settled on as they happened to be having a free shipping deal the day I wanted to shop, and, they had the new My Mind’s Eye in stock.  I also picked up Dear Lizzy’s Serendipity collection to make these cards – a belated 70th birthday card, and a card for a girl who is going through some horrible medical stuff right now.