Thursday, January 24


Love is in the air.  Can you feel it? 

I sure can.  Valentine's Day is only weeks away and I have sooooo many projects I want to make (have I mentioned that Valentine's Day is one of my FAVORITE holidays?)  So much craftiness surrounds this holiday.  And they all involve my favorite shape... hearts.  

Today's card share features a 4-letter word that everybody should hear (and say!). 

I used some old supplies I had on hand (like the damask pattered paper I've horded for almost 10 years!), as well as new like the LOVE Block ATS stamp from Fun Stampers Journey.  The stamp is shaped like a block and can be used as such, but I chose to cut out each letter and spell out LOVE horizontally for this card.

The Hearts on my card are made with my Silhouette die cut machine.  You could easily use any die cut hearts you have on hand.  I also created a template you can download HERE to hand cut the hearts for this card. 

Click on the link below to print the PDF supply list and tutorial.

LOVE card Tutorial

Wednesday, January 23

Your Wings Already Exist Card

Valentine's Day is one of my favorite holidays.  Call me a hopeless romantic, but I totally dig to cheesiness of the whole chocolate and flowers thing.  Of course, any holiday that involves chocolate is my favorite. (*wink*)  So, I'm back to making lots of cards.  This time with tons of hearts and pink and red colors.  

I joined the *NEW* Fun Stampers Journey Stamp of the Month club and was thrilled to get this beautiful stamp set that could be used for Valentine's Day or any time of the year I want to share some love.  Of course I immediately made a card for Valentine's day, but really this card can be used any day of the year, just change up the colors.  

The stamp set is from the January release.  By joining the club I get a new, full stamp set every month.  Each comes with a matching die set that can be purchased separately.  I'm a funny type of girl so I prefer to cut stamped images myself.  Call me crazy, but there is something therapeutic about cutting out the images. But I've been known to use die cuts when in a hurry.  They are fabulous. 

If you're interested in making this card click on the download link below to print out the PDF instructions and supply list. 

Your Wings Already Exist Card Tutorial

Wednesday, December 12

12 Days of Mochas: Day 12 Mocha Love Gift Basket

Here we are friends, at the end of our 12 Days of Mochas journey.  It's been so much fun as we tried many different flavor combinations and even tried a mocha cake in a mug and some mocha bread.  We've also made our very own sauces and syrups for our homemade mochas.  From caramel sauce to chocolate syrup to white chocolate sauce, we now have stocked fridge for mochas whenever we want.

But there is one more mocha love I want to share.  Let's share our love for mochas with another mocha lover with a Mocha Love gift basket.  Whip up those homemade sauces and syrups we made during our 12 days of mochas and pour them into some pretty glass jars.  Add ribbon or twine for decoration.  Then grab your favorite coffee blend. Or perhaps you know your friend's favorite coffee blend.  Place it all in a decorative basket with a few candy canes so they could make a peppermint mocha, too.  You could even include the recipes from the 12 days of Mochas as well.  And if you want to go the extra mile, include a decorative mug.

Mocha Love Gift Basket

Pour syrups into decorative glass jars.  Wrap twine or ribbon around them with a label for each.  Place the jars, coffee, and candy canes in a decorative basket filled with tissue paper or paper shavings.  If your prefer, wrap the entire basket in cellophane and finish off with ribbons, bows, and your tag.  

Optional items that could also be included are: 
  • A decorative mug
  • Printed recipes from the 12 Days of Mochas series

It's been a blast making mochas over the last 12 days.  I sure hope you have enjoyed them.  Look for more flavor combos in the future.  Because I am a super duper mocha lover so I won't stop experiencing different flavor combos as I explore the wonderful world of mochas.