Here we come a-washi-ing...

The Christmas challenge blog, Jingle Belles,

jingle belles

has a washi challenge up on their blog at this time.  
And who does washi better that the Eyelet Outlet...
who happens to be sponsering this challenge!

I love washi and challenges ...and so glad that Stephanie and Lauren invited me to 
be a guest designer on their blog this week!

I'm sure you can spot the Christmas brads tucked on this card from the Eyelet Outlet.
The selection of washi is great at the store...and even better at convention booths!

Eyelet Outlet's latest washi is FOIL washi.
Don't you love this gold??
The green glitter washi makes my day too!

Bling from Eyelet Outlet as well. 
Check out the latest and greatest styles!

What will YOU make with washi? 
Link up HERE!
So...get a head on your Christmas/holiday cards in 2016...


Two of my favs!

I thought I would create a duo of cards from two of my favorite sets from
Pretty Cute Stamps.

My first card uses one of the earliest sets from PCS...

Squeal! Don't you love these fun fruit faces?
BTW, the party had comes from Hamster Cutie.

Next up...a newer set called Sunshiny Day.
The sentiments are upbeat and happy...
great for cards and tags!!

Oh...and that cloud is from Rain or Shine...

(All bling and washi tape can be found at the Eyelet Outlet.)

What are two of your favorite sets from Pretty Cute Stamps? 
What images would you love to see in an upcoming set??

I'd love to hear...
and come visit me at my blog, Sunnyside Up.

Have a fantastic week!


Wonderful Washi!

You will find wonderful washi tape in the Eyelet Outlet store.
It will welcome in spring...
and gardens!!
Check out the washi tape category in the store 
and start squealing with delight over the novel patterns and themes.

Try placing your washi tape in a diagonal direction for a different look.

Every Sun needs to be bedazzled with jewels and pearls!!

A couple of strips of washi tape and you have created a custom paper for your card or scrapbook page.  Add a few accessories..and your card is well on its way to being completed.

What are your spring time plans?
Mother's Day plans?
Sunshine plans?

Thanks so much for visiting!
Check out the Eyelet Outlet Blog for more ideas for spring, gardens, and mothers!



You so wanna join this month's challenge.
Just think...
do the challenge and have one mother's day card done.
Or simply celebrate women and their friendships!!

Here I created a special flap card using Pretty Cute Stamps:

My mom is a knitter. 
NOT A CROCHET-er haha....a knitter!
She would love this one.

I added a few enamel dots and hearts from The Eyelet Outlet.

So...stamp up, link up...
can't wait to see what you design!!



SC588...sketch challenge on Splitcoast....always a good day! http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/card-sketches-f41/sketch-challenge-588-%7B04-13-2016%7D-t608964.html#post21216002

Eyelet Outlet: Washi Tape, sticky back heart bling, jewels
Taylored Expressions: Sentiment


Christmas Past Reviewed

A couple of Christmas' ago, I upcycled these darling Spooning Plaques for my parents and all my siblings.  I found some very odd plaques at the dollar store.  A few layers of gesso, black acrylic and white acrylic paint...roughed up with sand paper...
A vinyl cutout...vintage spoons from the thrift store...
a ribbon to match the decor of their bedrooms...

each of the family unit received a romantic wall art to enjoy...

These were so fun to create...
and now to come up with a new project for this year's Christmas gift.
Handmade is always cherished in my family!!

I realized yesterday that I didn't take or post pictures when I first made these.
So, I asked for pix of what I had given. My parents and one sister still display their plaque on their wall.
My brother just moved so it is not hung...yet.

Wonder if my other 2 sisters are still enjoying theirs! 
(Of course!!)


Wanted: Pen Pals!!

Today, I thought I would show case this fun Pen Pals set
from Pretty Cute Stamps.  In this digital age, finding encouraging, happy mail in the good old metal mail box on the street is a thrill!  A smile on a grey day!  A reason to do a happy dance...in the middle of that street! hehe...

Washi Tape is a quick way to make a statement on your card.
And...note I put NO BLING on this card. haha..I know, I know! What a non-Dawn card!

Washi from the Eyelet Outlet

This smiley faced mail box is adorable!

Brads from the Eyelet Outlet:  Travel and Pocket Watch Brads

Okay, two cards with no bling...so this card has it piled on...and on...and on!
(Thanks to the new Swirl Bling.)
Tucked inside the envelope is a mini note card for a secret message.

And if you enjoy this Pen Pals set, be sure to check out Pen Pals 2...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today.
Check out the Pretty Cute Stamps blog too!
Does anyone want to be my Pen Pal?

Every possible genre!

There is such an amazing variety of brads on the Eyelet Outlet website!
Here I have used many to depict movie genres!

Did you know that at the Eyelet Outlet Booth there is a dollar bin filled to the brim with 
brads you don't see every day?  Get ready to spend some time sifting through to find treasures for your own scrapbook pages at the next big Scrapbooking Expo near you!

What brads can you name along this border?
Scroll down to check your answers!!

 You gotta love washi! It's colorful...it's fun...it's flat...it makes everything a little more interesting!!
The Eyelet Outlet has so many great designs!!
Check out what you can order online...
or check us out in person at the booth!

Thanks so much for joining me today!
Here are the answers to the brads I used on the scrapbook title above:

Sunglasses Brads (at the booth)
Spaceship Brads (You gotta dig in that Dollar bin!!)