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Here you go...
another Valentine.
Hope it puts you in the mood to create some love notes with stamps from The Project Bin
and embellishments from Eyelet Outlet.

The rich, brown glitter washi tape creates a snazzy border!
The brads are also found at the Eyelet Outlet.  

You will enjoy this large, solid heart stamp from The Project Bin's In My Heart stamp set.
After I inked it up with pink, I brushed the edges with red ink before stamping it on my paper.
the result is a two toned heart.

Thanks for visiting today!


Key to my heart

I  am hostessing Splitcoaststampers' F4A360 this week...
and the challenge is asking you
What is the key to your heart?

You can use keys and hearts for your card...
or let us know what makes you happy!
For me, it is music.

No matter if I don't know ever word (I make them up),
or if I don't sing so great (I just smile through it),
music brightens my day and lifts my spirit!

Stamps from The Project Bin and Taylored Expressions
Embellishments an be found at Eyelet Outlet.



I was so glad to see the new set, In My Heart by 
The Project Bin, have an "XOXO" sentiment.
a matching die.

I sign most of my cards and letters and some texts with XOXO.

Who doesn't love rainbows and love!

And kissy Lip Brads from Eyelet Outlet to punctuate the line up!


Snow Time!

Each year, I pack up all my Christmas decorations the day after Christmas...
and I bring out my snowman decorations.
It's so fun to clean up a bit..but still have winter cheer around us at home.
This year, my husband left a silly little gingham picture frame on top of my lap top.
I took it as a challenge and created this to add to my January home decor...

(retired) Swirl Bling...There is a new style in the store!
And keep a watch on the Eyelet Outlet store.
New items will be appearing soon!!


New year, New stock!

Last week, I received a fun goodie box from Glue Dots ®.
What a way to start off my 2017 Craft Year...
with Glue Dots ®
and paperstacks from DCWV!

What fun, energetic new packaging AND products from Glue Dots ®!
In the boxes: Removable Dots, Ultra Thin Dots, Mini Dots, Craft Dots, 
All Purpose Dots, Glue Lines, Micro Dots, Pop-up Dots!
I like how there are product ideas right on the package!
In the dispensers:  Removable Glue Squares, Permanent Dots, Removable Dots
Ultra-Thin Dots, Multi-Use Dots, Craft Dots,
Mini Dots.
TWO desk top dispensers in a new NAVY color. 
I especially enjoy these b/c they stand up...and easily found on a busy work area/table!

Other new product includes these GlueTape dispensers!!
I can't wait to try these out.  
Removable GlueTape in 1/3 inch
Premium Removable GlueTape in 3/8 in
Permanent Gluetape in 1/3 inch
Premium Gluetape in 3/8 inch
I'm so doing a happy dance right now!

And, all of these are child friendly and archival quality!

Glue Dots ® has partnered up with DCWV and designers were blessed with all these paper pads!

Paint & Create pads: Heart of Gold, Tropical, Guilded Geo
Color & Create: World Traveler, Pretty Prints
DCWV Premium Stacks:
Garden Charm, Marquee (which I have already used this week!), Minty Lace,
DIY Project Stack (Paper Plants...great b/c I kill live succents), Modern Mettalic, Birds & Butterflies
Mixed Media, Printed Burlap

Wow! Thanks Glue Dots® & DCWV!

Three more...

Three more cards I created this week.
What a great, inky, papercrafty week!

This card was created for SCS's Color Combo.
Don't you love the old stamp set from Stampin Up!
Eyelet Outlet Enamels

Created for SCS's Featured Stamper challenge on Sunday.
Used Eyelet Outlet bling and enamel and bike brad! 
Echo Park Papers

I have been using Starving Artistamps images and sentiments this week.
FB let me know it was my 8th anniversary for being asked to be a guest designer.
That eventually led into a full time designer.
Oh, how I enjoy these images!

Glitter washi tape, heart brad, bling from Eyelet Outlet.


Getting in Shape

 I have become friends with Lauren the great through the Eyelet Outlet design team.
She is so encouraging and so talented!
And I love her designs.
She contributes to a challenge blog called
and each time she posts marvelous examples for the challenge. 

Yesterday, I took a crack at it...
Getting in Shape for the new year...
which is great b/c 
I am...physically and craftally.  
Yes, Craftally is a word....enjoy it!

We were challenged to create a shaped card, no circles or squares/rectangles.
In honor of Valentines, I went with a heart.

And in honor of my anniversary of being asked to be a designer for Starving Artistamps eight years ago...I used their images/sentiments!

Basically, you fold your paper base in half...cut it out with the nestie die
so that the top edge still has a fold.
Cut another full die...and adhere it to the top of the card base with Glue Dots ®, of course.

Then you decorate the front (and inside if you are ambitious)...as you wish.
I used some great rainbow glitter washi tape from Eyelet Outlet as well as bling.
Bling just makes everything sweeter!
And..boy, I love pairing a pink seal with this sentiment. 
Love it!

When you are growling..

When you are growling/growly/grouchy,
make a card!

Last night my husband made me take his dumb Kohl's cash and rewards and buy clothes.
I hate buying clothes..shopping for them...do not like Kohl's. 
Do not like short, sheer, weird sizing, tight, lacy underwear looking, thin, cheap clothes.

I bought a teeshirt, a blouse for church, and a pull over sweater like thing...It cost me less than $12...
and all that is probably only worth $12...glad I had $35 in Kohl's chump cash.

So...I asked Wendy, who is hosting this week's F4A challenge what the challenge was going to be.
And b/c she is DYING through a leak in her art room and there for a remodel...
it was "use die cuts."  So I did...and stayed up late and those clothes are still in the bag in the corner of my art room...bah!

I really struggled with this one.  And the end result is worth it. 
Mostly I struggled thinking I would add a yellow ribbon. But face it, I'm not a ribbon person.
At least not since all my two crinkle ribbon/seam binding ribbon places closed up. Now I like THAT ribbon...

The sentiment is from The Project Bin and the set is called #bff...cute, huh!
You can snag the great glitter washi and bling from Eyelet Outlet.

Next I used ALL dies for this beauty...

Soo cute and it came together in a flash! Of couse it was also 1am. 
But I was listening to an audiobook for book club...so I can actually go prepared this time! haha

The dies come from Taylored Expressions, Darice, and Lawn Fawn.
The stamps are from Pretty Cute Stamps.
Of course, you gotta use Mini Glue Dots ® for those felt flowers.
They were like a charm at holding down felt!

Yes, I slept in.
No, I don't care!


Nothing's Better

Nothing's better than the fun embellishments from Eyelet Outlet!
They add flavor to your stamped images and sentiments
and carry a theme through your card, scrapbook page, or paper craft project.


So head on over to the Eyelet Outlet Store.
As you shop, think about adding embellishments to your cart that will 
add flavor to your stamps.  

BTW, these stamps are a great new set from The Project Bin called Just Poppin!
I used Glue Dots ® behind the brads...to secure the translucent metal rimmed tags.
They make it easy to conceal the adhesive!