Flower Hair Embellishments

The weekend is just around the corner and I look forward to having some time to create! These embellished hair clips are super fun to make! I ended up using Tim Holtz paint daubers instead of ink as the colour is more vibrant. Also, most of my coloured inks are distress and I was not sure if distress inks would bleed if the recipient of these clips was caught in the rain. I believe with acrylic paints the colour is permanent once dried, so I gave it a try! Both the front and back of the cut circles are stamped since cream coloured fabric was used, it just seemed like to much of a contrast leaving the backside unstamped.
The small heart shaped clips are from the dollar store and they worked great. Also picked up the butterfly ones to, they were too cute to pass up!
The instructions and idea for these clips are provided by Kelly on the Hero Arts Blog. She gives a great tutorial/demo on how to make these! I think these would be fun clipped on a hand bag, purse or back with a pin for a coat. Thanks for the inspiration Kelly! Now I just need to make a card to clip them onto.
Thanks for stopping by! :)

Made with ...
silky cream fabric
Large Fabric design cg244
Tim Holtz paint daubers red pepper, pool and snow cap white
Webester Pages gems and Tiffany’s Treasures Jewel Centers Diamond White
dollar store hair clips


Just a quick post this morning. One more little matchbox to share,made for the Shabby Tea Room bingo challenge
The challenge is to use any 3 embellishments in a row as noted on their blog. So I added Lace, handmade flower Made from 3 Tim holtz tattered florals (one small 2 medium flowers) held together with a brad plus heat embossing to the base of the matchbox. Some die cut butterflies, glimmer mist, pearls and tissue tape. These little boxes are such fun to make!
Thank you so much for stopping by!
Have a great scrappy day :)

Made with ...
Hero Arts S5878 Old Letter Writing on the leaves
S5216 Grid Pattern on the base of the box
Maya Road heart pins
Tim Holtz tattered florals sizzix die
Tim Holtz tissue tape
Martha Stewart Butterflie punch
craft feather
lace from my LSS
pearls and gems

More flowers ! Yay!! :)

Ok, I admit it ... I am out of control and obsessed with making flowers, I will stop soon, promise! I have two different flowers to share. Both ribbon flowers are made with a silky white ribbon from my local scrap book store. They are inked with worn lipstick and weathered wood. The instructions come from Anita one of the sweet Hero Arts hostesses. Check out her video here, Anita tutorial is great and these are really fun to make!
The second flower which I call my coconut flower was actually a flower experiment which did not turn out. So I started sniping the peatles and this is what I ended up with!

Made with cl375 big flower & CG139 Cling dots

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great Friday and weelkend too!

I {heart} snail mail!

There is nothing better than receiving a handmade card from a friend in the mail. I was fortunate enough to receive this gorgeous card from sweet Greta. I love the added flower combined with these soft colours and amazing sparkle, there are just so many great details added to her card. Greta, thank you so much for thinking of me and sending this beauty!
I also wanted to share a few photos of flowers made in my flower making class on Sunday. Yep, it's been a flowery few days and it makes me even more excited about gardening this year!
Have a great week, thanks so much for stopping by!

Butterflies & Flowers

A few new projects to share. These butterfly mini boxes are made with little 32count wooden match box. I always add a little handmade item to a friends birthday gift, since she is a scrapbooker I will add a few trinkets, ribbon and a few other goodies inside the box.
Made with ...
Hero Arts Large Fabric design cg244
Martha Stewart Butterfly
metal embelishment
crushed olive distress ink

2 flower cards are made with ..
Made with Hero Arts CL375 Big Flower. & CL342 Everyday sayings
Thank you so much for stopping by!

Dreaming of Flowers

Many of my cards have been of flowers lately. I am getting excited about gardening! Still too early but I cant wait :) We have tons of lilly of the valley that pop up in the spring, the photo below is from last year.

Lily of the Valley card is made with emboss resist technique
Hero Arts CG165 Silhouette Bells,
little metal love tag from Maya Road
Basic Grey white card stock

Pink Flower card is made with..
CL342 Everyday sayings
Pink floss from We R Memory
EP Papers, life is good - Happy Borders
Prima Pink Flower

Have a great scrappy evening! :)

Butterflies & Lace

I am so happy we've made it to March 1st! Spring is almost here and it won't be long before we start to see signs of life on the garden :)
It's been a while since I have used these butterflies so it was nice to ink up my old favorite set call butterflies and lace (AR169). I usually like to add elements in odd numbers but for this card one butterfly did not seem like enough and 3 was too many. So I decide to leave it at 2 and stamped the third one inside the card! I love using frayed burlap with kraft paper as it seems to be the closest match to kraft.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great inky week!

Made with ...
Tim Holtz Tattered Rose & Frayed Burlap distress ink
Hero Arts CG219 circle design, CL434 Just find me & AR169 Butterflies & Lace
Clear micro gems
Kraft cardstock
white cardstock