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Spring Floral Egg

Now you might think that decorated eggs are only for Easter, when in fact they can be used all Spring. Eggs represent rebirth, hence Spring. And, when we think of Spring, we think of flowers. So, this egg is perfect to leave out all Spring!

The first thing you need to do is go to your local craft or fabric store and pick up styrofoam Eggs and Sequin Straight Pins. You can use regular straight pins, but Sequin Straight Pins are shorter and therefore they don’t interfere with each other when pushed into the styrofoam egg. The size of the eggs I purchased are 1-7/8″ x 2-1/2″. They come six in a package. And, the sequin pins I used have pearl heads.

Here’s what I did:

Begin this project by punching two different sized flowers in various Spring colors.

I punched small and large flowers from scraps of card stock I had. Some isn’t Stampin’ Up!, but I used those colors , because I love the neon colors. Each egg, with double flowers, took between 60~80 punch flowers.

With my Paper Piercer I pierced a small hole in the middle of each flower. You may be able to omit this part if the pins you’re using are strong enough to go through the card stock alone. But I found the pins just bent the flowers and didn’t pierced a hole in them. 

Once the flowers were pierced, I stuck a sequin pin through the hole of a small and then a large flower, dabbed the pin in a little Tombow Glue, to hold it in the Styrofoam, and pushed it into the egg. You can place a Basic Rhinestone or Pearl in each flower if you use plan sequin pins.

When the whole egg was covered I cut about an 8″ piece of  of Ribbon, folded it in half,  dabbed some glue on the ends and with my Paper Piercer I poked it into the top of the egg.

Here’s another FLORAL EGG made four years ago. Have fun making these. You can use Red. White and Blue covered Styrofoam balls for July 4th or Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie for Halloween. This makes a great class project as well.

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Make what you love and love what you make…Everyday!



Window Hexagon Box

Create die-cut gift boxes and party favors in seconds with the Window Box Thinlits dies and the Big Shot. The delicate design provides a peek of what’s inside. Thinlits Dies help you create detailed die-cuts with just a few turns of the Big Shot handle. These detailed dies include ejection holes so you can remove the paper easily. This die even scores where your cardstock needs to fold to make this Hexagon Box. You can create many different looks using the different dies or stamps.

If you line up the large Hexagon Box framelit to the edge of an 8-1/2″ x 11″ piece of Elegant Eggplant and carefully with a pair of scissors, cut around the die before you run if through the BIG Shot you’ll get the two that you need.

Cut out the box detailed top and six of the side panels from Wisteria Wonder.

Here’s a video from Stampin’ Up! on how to put it together:

Make sure to order this Window Box Thinlits Die Set. You’re going to love it!

Thanks for stopping by. Do so again!

Embrace the day,


Gifts From the Garden: Wall~Hanging

  • This was a project we made at my last workshop. . Again, Spring was on everyone’s mind and  new sprouting gardens. This wall-hanging would be a nice decor to any wall. What a thoughtful and pleasing gift this would make too. Once the component pieces were stamped they were then matted and adhered to this canvas panel. These panels can be found in any local craft store. They come in bundles of six for a very small price. 

Stamp all the components on Whisper White Cardstock in the following inks:

WATERING CAN~ 2″ x 2″ Stamp in VersaMark then heat emboss with Silver Embossing Powder    Basic Gray Mat is 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″

WELLIES~ 2″ x 2″  Sweet Sugarplum Ink         Sweet Sugarplum Mat 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″

GARDEN GLOVES~1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ Marina Mist Ink   Marina Mist Mat 1-3/4″ x 1-3/4″

GARDEN SAYING~2-1/2″ x 1″ Pear Pizzazz Ink       Pear Pizzazz Mat 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″

FLOWER POTS~ 3″ x 2″ Pear Pizzazz Ink and another in Calypso Coral Ink Cut out the Calypso Coral pots and glue them on to the Pear Pizzazz ones.  Calypso Coral Mat 2-1/4″ x 3-1/4″

GARDEN SPADE~1″ x 2-1/4″ VersaMark, then Silver Embossing Powder.  Basic Gray Mat 1-1/4″ x 2-1/2″

Adhere all the stamped garden components with Tear and Tape which works like a charm! Add a pretty ribbon hanger by stapling it on the back.

Embrace the day and it was great of you to stop by!




Flourish Valentine’s Day Candy Box

inspiration-bobs-boxThis box was inspired by a box the my all time favorite Bob’s Mini Candy Canes came in. Their box had a clear top to see all the candy canes and resembled a retro box from the 50’s! My box I made out of Real Red Card Stock for Valentine’s Day, but this box can be made in any color for most holidays or any celebration. You can adjust the size as well and I’m going to make a few more of these in smaller sizes, so stay tuned.



  1. For this box you’ll need a 12″ x 12″ sheet of card stock. I used Real Red and first cut it down to 11-1/2″ x 9-7/8″.
  2. On all four sides score the card stock at 1-3/8″.
  3. With the 11-1/2″ side at the top, score at 5-1/16″ and 6-1/2″
  4. Look at the diagram below and cut out the tabs where shown and set aside



All embellishments were cut using the Flourish Thinlits and the BIG Shot out of Whisper White card stock.

  1. flourish-thinlits-trim-2Cut the largest floral embellishment.
  2. Cut four medallions and cut them in half.
  3. Cut five of the trim.








  1. Place and glue the trim along the inside edge of the 1-3/8″ scored lines on either side.
  2. Adhere the halved medallions on each flap.
  3. Adhere the large floral cutout on the top of the box.
  4. Place Tear and Tape Adhesive on the six small tabs and fold them in to form the box bottom and lid.

Make some of these and fill them with candy and small trinkets for your Valentine. They’re going to love it!

Thanks for visiting and be sure to check back all week for more Valentine Ideas.

Craft On!

Embrace the day,




Santa’s Sleigh: Framed Art


This is an exquisite gift to make for some people on your Christmas list or to use as a hostess gift or party favor.  You stil have time to put these together, provided you have the Santa’s Sleigh Thinlits and a frame from your local craft or dollar store.



Sweet Sugarplum 5″ x 7″

Whisper White 4-1/2″ x 6-1/2″

Pool Party 4-1/4″ x 6-1/4″

Using the BIG Shot and the Santa’s Sleigh Thinkits:

Cut the Tree from Pink Glitter Paper 5″ x 3″

Cut the Sleigh from White Glitter Paper 5″ x 4″ and Silver Metallic 5″ x 3″

Cut the Deer from Playful Palette 4″ x 4″

Cut the Deer Bow from White Glitter Paper 1″ x 1″



When all the parts are cut, run the piece of Pool Party through the BIG Shot with the  Softly Falling Embossing Folder.

Adhere all the layers together and glue the sleigh, tree and deer as shown. Cut a 1-1/2″ piece of thick Bakers Twine to use as the deer reins.

Use a Basic Rhinestone for the deer’s eye.

The colors used for this project scream Winter and aren’t the typical red and green that are usually used. I love the Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White and Pool Party are really beautiful together, Don’t you agree?

Thanks for stopping by.  I have a lot to share with you in the new year. Lots of ideas swirling around in my head, so keep your fingers crossed that I can get them out of my head and turn them into projects. See you soon.






Easy Village Ornament


This is another quick and easy ornament idea. Any die can be used. For this one I used an old village die I have (it’s not from Stampin’ Up!)  🙁  The glass or plastic ornaments can be found at any local craft or dollar store.



Glass or Plastic Ornament

Acetate Sheets

A die of choice

Big Shot

Card Stock (This project used Whisper White)

Dazzling Diamonds or  white glitter

Multi-Purpose Glue



  1. Take your card stock and cut out your die by running it through the Big Shot
  2.  Cut a circle from your acetate sheet that will fit inside the ornament.
  3.  Adhere the cut out card stock to the acetate with a Multi-Purpose Glue. Set aside to dry.
  4.  Once acetate and die cut is dry, carefully roll it up and place it through the opening at the top of the ornament. Once it’s inside it should unfurl. If it doesn’t you can use a twissor to help it along.
  5. Add Dazzling Diamonds or White Glitter with a spoon through the ornament opening.
  6. Adding a bow is optional.

These packaged up in a pretty gift bag or box would make a great gift. A treasure for sure.

Embrace the day,





Ghirardelli Candy Holder


These are quick and lovely little gits to make for teachers or co-workers. Leave them scattered on everyone’s desk. Using scraps of your favorite Holiday Designer Series Paper and the Envelope Punch Board these are a cinch to make. And what a treat they hold inside!


  1. Start with a 5″ x 5″  piece of Designer Series Paper. For these the Candy Cane Lane Paper was used- Perfect for wrapping gifted chocolates!2.
  2. Place the 5″ x 5″  piece of DSP into the Envelope Punch Board and punch at 2-1/2″, score and turn. Repeat this on remaining three sides.
  3. Cut two 1″ x 7″ strips of Designer Series Paper. One is to wrap around the package and the other is to make as bow. The bow directions are below. All the punches along the edges are done with the Envelope Punch Board.


Tape up three edges as you would to make an envelope, slide in the Ghirardelli Chocolate, close  the last flap and wrap it up with the one 1″ x 7″ strip of DSP that you didn’t use for the bow. Secure with Tear and Tape. Adhere the bow across the strip.\


Now fill a festive basket or two with these. Recipients will love them.

Make what you love, and love what you make!







Grateful Bunch: Pocket Book

Grateful Bunch Pocket Book HeaderWhat a fun project! This pocket book was made using CD Pocket folders and they work perfectly in the assemblage of this book. Once completed this book can be used as a baby photo book, wedding album, receipt/coupon organizer, restaurant menu holder-I could go on and on. Switch out the Designer Series Paper and the colors to match whatever theme you want your book to be.

Grateful Bunch Pocket Book 1

Before you begin this project, you need to purchase some of these CD folders. For this book three CD folders were used. These CD folders can be found at an office supply store or online.

Grateful Bunch CD Folder



Grateful Bunch CD Folder Glue

  1. First three folder were affixed together using Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue. Place the glue on two of the back of the pocket pages.




2.  Cut five 5″ x 5″ pieces of Designer Series Paper, of the same pattern, for the front and back covers and the three full pages of the book.

3,  Cut three more 5″ x 5″ pieces of different patterned Designer Series Paper for the three pages with the pockets.

4.  Carefully trace the pocket onto the three sheets and hand cut along your traced lines. If you rotate the cut pieces, you’ll be able to have enough to cover the top and the bottom of the three pocket pages in different papers.



  1. For pages 1 and 2 of my book, I embellished it with the same Wisteria Wonder paper. On the full page I ran the strips horizontally and on the pocket page vertically. This paper was computer generated onto 12″ z 12″ paper using R, G, B numbers for the color. These were adhered with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue.
  2. A 1″ x 3″ strip of Designer Series Paper was affixed up the side and a 1/2″ circle was punched halfway on the edge.
  3.  The floral border along the pocket edge was cut from Designer Series Paper and glued.
  4.  The large flower, from the Grateful Bunch stamp set was inked up in Blackberry Bliss Ink (retired) and stamped randomly on the full page. The butterfly was stamped in Wisteria Wonder and the greeting in Calypso Coral.

Grateful Bunch Pocket Book Pages 1 & 2


Grateful Heart Pocket Book Pages 3 & 4

Grateful Bunch Pocket Book Pages 5 & 6

For the Cover:

Grateful Bunch Ribbon Placement



Grateful Bunch Front & Back Covers

THE COVER MEDALLION: I’m using the word “medallion” loosely here as a  form, used as an ornament in a design.

  1. Cut a 2-1/8″ x 2-1/8″ and a 2-5/8″ x 2-5/8″ piece of Whisper White.
  2. Cut a 2-3/8″ x 2-3/8″ piece of Designer Series Paper.
  3.  On the small piece of Whisper White stamp the large flower from the Grateful Bunch in Blackberry Bliss (retired).
  4. Adhere the three medallion layers together.
  5. Adhere the front and back covers with Multi-Purpose Glue.
  6. Cut a 5″ x 1″ piece of Blackberry Bliss card stock and affix it across the middle of the front cover.
  7. Adhere the medallion over the Blackberry Bliss strip as shown.

Grateful Bunch Front Flowe Medallion

Grateful Bunch Cover Side View

If you get your hands on some of these CD Pocket Folders, try a few of these pocket folder books. They make great gifts!


Thanks for stopping by and remember, “To make what you love and love what you make!”


Embrace the day,

Siggy 2




Clipboard Calendar: May 2016

2016 Calendar May HeaderAhh, the “Merry Month of May!” And, as we all know “April showers, brings May Flowers…” Hence the Corner Garden for the May 2016 Calendar 


**Please note: I completely forgot to post May’s Calendar. One reader reminded me! Thanks Kim.


2016 Calendar May

MAY Calendar 2016

Corner Garden
Teeny Tiny Wishes


Daffodil Delight (5″ x 7-1/2″)
Whisper White (5-1/2″ x 4-1/2″)



Memento Black


Multi-Purpose Glue or SNAIL, Colored Pencils
6″ x 9″ Clipboard from dollar store

2016 Calendar May Detail
1. On the piece of Whisper White card stock, stamp the Corner Garden in Memento Ink as close to the edge of the card stock as possible


2. Color in the Corner Garden with pencils or Blendabilities & cut out the Corner Garden close to the edge


3. On a piece of a Whisper White scrap,  stamp in Lost Lagoon Ink the Happy Mother’s Day greeting from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set


4. Using the BIG Shot cut out the greeting with the small oval from the Oval Collection Die


5.Adhere the calendar in the upper right hand corner of the Daffodil Delight card stock base, the Corner Garden in the bottom right hand corner and tuck in the greeting.


**Please note my “Happy Mother’s Day” message isn’t on my calendar due to my three year old Grandson Jackson, who told me he had it in a safe spot. So safe, we can’t find it!


Thiswas suppose to be the last post of 2015, so, “See you all next year” n longer seems like a fitting ending!






Clipboard Calendar: December 2016

2016 Valendar Dec HeaderHere we are in December-our last month of our 2016 calendar is upon us. I hope you’ve enjoyed this calendar making journey with me. If you want to make a few of these alendars and leave the calendars off for 2017 calendars that will be available sometime in the Fall I believe. You can go to SKY BLUE PINK and find out.

2016 Calendar Dec

DECEMBER Calendar 2016

The Newborn King


Lost Lagoon (5″ x 7-1/2″)
Night of Navy (3″ x 3-1/2″) & (3-1/2″ x 2-7/8″)
Very Vanilla (5-1/2″ x 4-1/2″) & a scrap piece


Night of Navy, Memento


Multi-Purpose Glue or SNAIL, Chalk Marker, Blendabilities-Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight & Old Olive, Colored Pencils, Silver Dazzle Marker, Holiday Ornament Framelits, Big Shot Apothecary Accents Framelits Sponge Dauber
6″ x 9″ Clipboard from dollar store

2016 Calendar Dev Detail

1. Ink up the The Newborn King in Memento Ink and stamp it on the Very Vanilla. You only need the part of the stamp with the manger.
2. Color in the manger and the surrounding sky with a combination of Blendabilities and colored pencils.
3. Line up the stamped manger with one ornament from the Holiday Ornament Framelits and run it through the BIG Shot.
4. With the Silver Dazzle Marker, color the top of the ornament cap
5. On the scrap pieve of the Very Vanilla stamp Glory to the Newborn King in Night of Navy Ink
6. Run the greeting through the BIG Shot with the Apothecary Framelits squarish die. It’s a tight fit, but it works.
7. Distress the edges of the ornament and greeting with a Sponge Dauber and Night of Navy Ink
8. Adhere the ornament and greeting on the 3″ x 3-1/2″ piece of Night of Navy card stock
9. On the background of the Night of Navy card stock make snowflakes/stars with the Chalk Marker.
10. Adhere the December calendar on the 3-1/2″ x 2-7/8″ piece of Night of Navy.
11. Distress the edges of both pieces of Night of Navy card stock with a Sponge Dauber and Night of Navy Ink
12. Line up the two pieces and adhere them to the Lost Lagoon card stock


Thanks for following me and visiting my blog. I appreciate each and everyone of you. Check back next week for more exciting cards and projects to make for Valentine’s Day. And, please leave me a comment and follow me on FACEBOOK and TWITTER. Thank you!






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