June 26, 2012


Hello everyone! It's been a bit quiet around here lately...hmmm I wonder what is up?!? Stay tuned next week and I might just have a few things to share that will explain why it's been so quiet :) But today I have a simple card to share with you using My Thoughts Exactly stamps.

I keep seeing all those really cool mason jars that are covered in lace and spray painted, I really want to make some but have been too lazy to get the supplies...enter the Dainty Doilies stamp set and a mason jar cut file from Lettering Delights. Perfect!! I'll make a paper version :)

The jar is just cut from kraft paper. I used a silver paint pen to make the lid look metallic (don't ask why it has a tag hole). There is a little trendy twine to embellish the lid and a little skeleton key from Tim Holtz. I used the Dainty Doilies stamp set to make the 'lace' on the jar and the smile sentiment. The happy birthday is form the Mini Thoughts set. I also used the Dainty Doilies set to create a doily on the table which is embossed with white embossing powder.

I hope you enjoyed today's card! Happy crafting.

June 12, 2012

Fly away with me...

Hello everyone! Today is my day to post over at My Thoughts Exactly. I found a really fun card layout on Pinterest
and thought I'd try it with a little twist. I used the new Up, Up, and Away set for my card.

The cloud paper is lifted up on foam dots as is the sentiment banner while the hot air balloon is flat on the card base. So the card has lots of dimension in person (not so much in the picture). Twine is Trendy Twine. All the patterned paper is from the Summer Days collection from Echo Park, it goes perfectly with the Up, Up, and Away set! Now my little twist is how the card is folding, it's a tri-fold card!

I hope you enjoyed my card today. Happy crafting!

June 3, 2012

My Thoughts Exactly June Challenge

Good morning crafty friends! Today I'm popping in to announce the start of the very first My Thoughts Exactly challenge! Before I show you my example project here are all the detials:

The challenge will run from Sunday June 3rd until Sunday June 24th. Winners will be announced Saturday June 30th.

The challenge:
Create a project (of any kind) that includes one of the following themes: Father's Day OR Mustaches. You are not required to use both themes if you don't want to but you MUST use My Thoughts Exactly stamps (any set that fits your project is ok).

The winners:
ALL participants will receive a 10% off coupon to the MTE store
One RANDOM winner will receive a $10 gift certificate
One JUDGED winner will receive a bundle of MTE stamps as well as a guest designer spot in July

All you have to do to enter your project is link it up on the main June Challenge Blog Post.

Now for my project I choose to go with the mustache theme and made a congratulations on your promotion card.

I used the Pick a 'Stache, Father's Day Mini, and More Mini Thoughts sets for the card. The awesome muctache paper is from Hambly Screen Prints.

Good luck on your projects and happy crafting!