Thursday, March 22, 2012

Welcome Spring!

 Welcome spring and welcome to my paper lovers! No paper this post, just a quick peek at a spring wreath I put together this morning.
   I saw this idea in the new issue of Living (Martha Stewart). She had some eggs attached to her's, and I still might do that to mine for Easter weekend. I already had the branch wreath, so this was a very inexpensive project. I picked up the forsythia at store here in town, lucky for me it was 50% off this week! So I picked up four bunches, clipped the bunch into individual stems, and then slid each stem into the branch wreath. Nothing is glued so I can change it up whenever and however I want! Love it and it only took minutes to make. The only thing I would change is my door....I have been seriously considering painting it black, I think this wreath would stand out even more against a black door. Projects, projects, projects, I can always think of more!
 This last picture is a bit to reflective, I am going to try another shot tomorrow morning. Thanks you for stopping by, please leave a comment, I would love to hear from you! 
 Have a great day! Lori

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Bucket of Flowers

Hello papers lovers, back with my card for this weeks color challenge over at the  This is the 101 challenge with a sketch and color palette designed by Lydell Quinn. This week I didn't follow the sketch because I wanted to use this old water can stamp that I have. This is from a very old stamp set from I love new products but we all have some old favorites that we pull out from time to time.

 I used Versamark ink on the stamp and then used a white/sand color embossing powder and a dark purple embossing powder too. I like the rustic look it gave the watering can.
          I cut out some flowers with the Silhouette die cut machine.  The Ivy is from Silhouette too. I cut some lavender and pale green paper a bit larger than the card, then I wet the edges and scrunched the paper up to kinda make a frame for the edge of the card. This is one of my favorite card designs, you can use it for almost any occasion.
All product for this card was purchased at I used some small 8 x 8 papers and there was no manufacturer on the back of the paper. I didn't realize it till I got home. Oops : ).
  Below is another photo of Cleo and my oldest son, when we brought her home 15 years ago!! We are missing her so, our house is so quiet without her little presence. We know there is another dog just waiting to join our family, hopefuly soon!!
  I have several projects going at once right now so will be posting a bit more often if I can get them finished!! Thank you so much for stopping by and please leave a comment, I would love to hear from you!
 Have a great day, Lori!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

True Friend


Hello paper lovers, tonight I have my card for the 100th color palette/sketch by Lydell Quinn at

           Once again I tried to follow the sketch this week, well as much as I could. I used a barn graphic from my software and printed it twice, the second time printing it a bit larger than the first time. Then I cut the smaller print into 4 pieces, inked the edges of each piece and positioned them a bit off kilter onto the larger print.
  I dry brushed some blue paint onto the background paper, stitched the edges, added some buttons, ribbons and some lace that I pleated. I glued gunned the buttons to make sure they stay in place. I stamped "True Friend" onto a small circle and glued it to the upper tab. Below is a picture of the back of the card.
  For this card I used paper from from the Miss Caroline line by Jen Allyson, that I purchased at 
   Lastly here is a photo of our beloved Cleo who sadly passed onto doggie heaven this week. We were so lucky to have her in our family for 15 years. I can't think of a better way to describe her, she was above all a "True Friend"
  Thank you for stopping by, please leave a comment, I would love to hear from you! 
 Have a great day! Lori

Friday, March 2, 2012


 Hello paper lovers thank you for stopping by. Today I have a couple of banners to show you. Both of these banners were made for beautiful young ladies that I have known since they were adorable little girls. I have to admit I haven't mastered photographing banners, but I am working on it. Click on the pictures to enlarge....hopefully it will help a bit.

  Here are some close-ups of each letter.

 I made some paper roses, sprayed adhesive on them and sprinkled some glitter.

Even though we still have a bit of winter ahead of us, I can't help but think of spring and flowers. Here is a shot of my friends flowerbox last year. Her yard always makes me smile. I love a happy yard!

  On to my second banner for a dear young lady that I babysat.....18 years ago, seems like just last week. Read her story here Erica

         So proud of Erica. She has gone through so much to get where she is today.

                                                           More close-ups of each letter.

For the first banner I used paper from that I purchased from the local store. For the second banner I used paper, the Miss Caroline by Jen Allyson line that I purchased at
Thank you so much for stopping by, I know it was a lot of pictures, 
Please leave a comment I would love to hear from you!       
Have a great day, Lori