4.01.2015

Remember your Mother!


It's that time of year to show your mother that you care for her,
cherish her, and love her.  You might not be able to afford jewels and rings...
but you certainly can afford the Stick Back Bling from the Eyelet Outlet!


Does your mom like a contemporary style?
Show your mother you miss her...
by the color of your heart!

Supplies:



Or...
Is your mom more traditional or flowery?
Here is a lovely card to let her know of your love for her!

Supplies:



Thanks for visiting the Eyelet Outlet blog today.
Come over and visit my blog, Sunnyside Up, for more paper, bling, and ink-spiration!




3.31.2015

Ruffled Thanks


Don't you just love the contrast between jute string and the seam binding?
I love it!

This is Lemon-Lime ribbon from the LG bundle.



I tied and knotted the Coffee Jute String.
Mini Glue Dots ® work great at adhering your 3 Girl JAM jute string to your card front!
I used double sided tape...and pleated the seam binding for the ruffle effect.
So pretty, so lovely, so happy!

That's what you want when you are making a card to say thank you to someone!

I used Craft Glue Dots to adhere the button b/c of their strength.
The bling comes from The Eyelet Outlet.



For more inspiring ideas, check out the 3 Girl JAM blog today!


3.28.2015

Uncover some sweet new sets from Pretty Cute Stamps!


Today is the day!
The new March sets from Pretty Cute Stamps are now available for purchase,
I think that you are going to enjoy these spring sets!
You should have arrived here from Karla's blog. If not, please start at the beginning of our short hop. Once you comment and follow our six blogs, you will be in the running for a $15 Gift Certificate to the PCS Store!


 For extra chances, 
1. You can "LIKE" Pretty Cute Stamps on Facebook
2.  and/or sign up for the Pretty Cute Stamps Mailing List 
A random winner will be chosen for the prize on Monday, March 30. 


I am showcasing Matryoshka Mom today.  



Here is a sweet match box that can be filled with treats and a note.  
My back went out recently and I had the most marvelous friends bring me dinners and flowers. They picked up my kids and stopped by/called/texted to make sure I was doing okay.
I'm going to need to make up a bunch of these, fill them with candies...and a note of thanks!
B/c when our moms aren't around, our friends sure know how to 
step up and tend to our needs!!



I used Advanced Strength and 1" Glue Lines from Glue Dots ® 
when I assembled this box!



All New Releases will be on sale through April 2, 2015, and that they can save even more by purchasing the March 2015 Stamp Bundle. 


At the end of the hop, you can gather up this cutting file from
Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons: Shadow Box Card 1.  Ooh...a great way
to make scenes with the darling animals and characters being released this month!

Now, trot on over to Larissa's blog for the next stop on our blog hop!

Larissa: http://muffinsandlace.com/  Next Stop
Raven: http://www.love4stamps.blogspot.com/  If you don't see a post from Raven, keep going...

3.26.2015

A bit of spring...


Welcome, welcome...to day 2 of sneak peeks!
This new set, called Gnomies, is such a sweet outdoors set that is perfect for spring!



I made a Pocket Letter using the Gnomies set for my sweet little niece.
I had sent one to her older sister a couple of weeks ago...
and I could see the wistful look in her eyes.
She is a fairy loving sort of girl.
But any one who appreciates a fairy will appreciate a good gnome!


I tucked in extra images of gnomes...and images from tomorrow's sneak peek.
You will want to check out what the designers unveil tomorrow!
There is some ribbon for her hair in spring green.
Washi tape, stickers, colorful band aids, a fox pin...all tucked behind the ATC cards.



 That middle tag is a book mark...
and to its right is my letter in book form!


Are you getting into these fun Pocket Letters? 
Once you start, you won't be able to stop!

Amble on over to the Pretty Cute Stamps blog...
and gather up this free cutting file from Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons.
It coordinates with the new stamp set being peeked today!

3.16.2015

Hippity Hoppity...

There is still time to get your bunny tails fluffed and ears perked up...
with Pretty Cute Stamps: Easter Cuties set!



Each set has so many adorable sentiments.  
Use them with your die cuts and electronic cutting machines!
Here I paired it with a sweet Easter basket and egg shaped bling from the Eyelet Outlet.
I used Micro and Mini Glue Dots ® to secure the small paper bits!

Now that my kids are teens the Easter Bunny hides eggs in really trick spots.
In fact, last year they were still finding plastic, candy filled eggs for months!
I'm really excited to watch them search this year...
knowing that they will never find all of them!! heheh

Hop on over to the Pretty Cute Stamps Blog for more clever stamp ideas!





3.13.2015

Pocket Letter #4

For a dear friend who hung up her crafty apron, for a time, to tend to her growing boys. What a mother!  She is inspiring and has her head on right!  

Me...I'm still sort of selfish. haha



What I have learned...
get these pocket letters measured/weighed. I stuck 2 stamps on my #10 envie, thinking I was covered.  Apparently, I was not.
So I am nervously waiting for the first 3 letters to arrive at their destinations!




3.12.2015

One wave at a time...


Supplies:
Paper Flowers, bling, brads and washi (inside) from the Eyelet Outlet
Sentiment from Pretty Cute Stamps: Surf's Up
Glue Dots ® Pop Up Relief, 1" Glue Lines