Friday, May 4, 2012

Pretty macaroons

Hi there, crafting friends...

Happy Friday and an appropriate time to share about these pretty macaroons :) No, I did not make these myself. My friend Sesil brought these one afternoon when she came over for a stamping play date!! I quickly snapped these away before we ate them! These are from a shop in Plaza Indonesia. How fancy, isn't it? They taste wonderful, too.

And while I was at it, I snapped a photo of this book made from On Board Journal (now on the retiring accesories list- so if you want to stock up on these, you can until stock is depleted or May 31). For those of you who follow this blog have seen that I have made several of these in different versions that I have posted on different occasions.

This particular one is made using a stack of the flowers from Blossom Builders that were from the Spring Mini and added our initial on it. It was meant to be a guest book that friends can jot down their thoughts. I also made another one as a gift to my friend, Suzanne with their last name stamped on it :)

Enjoy your weekend!!


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Mother's Day mini accordion album

Hello there, crafting friends...

How has your week been? I hope you have some stamping time :) - I have not :( - but I did get a lovely card from my neighbor and friend, Ana - it came with a plate of home made cup cakes one evening. Thank you so much, Ana. Ana blogs about her expat life here ( Her stories of Jakarta and recommendations of places in Indonesia are excellent and she has that "eye" on this country that I would not normally "see" :) So, enjoy!!

Last Saturday, I was given the opportunity to lead a craft session during a women's conference. This was something that I had never done before, so naturally I was nervous. But really, in the end, I was grateful and blessed to have the opportunity and to see the smiles and the happy faces when people put ink to paper!

We made this mini accordion album that the ladies could finish in an hour and made a pretty little gift.

That was the front of the album closed and tied with a bow.

This is how it opens. It can stand on a shelf or mantel. The blank page is for a photo, so it will make a nice display.

A mini envelope and a note tucked in. Really love this idea.

The stamp set and the paper is from the Summer Smooches line that will be available on June 1 with the new annual catalog (which I can't wait to see!)

Thank you for peeking, crafting friends...

Happy stamping to you,


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Berry Blossoms DSP

Hi there, crafting friends...

I am just playing around with the Berry Blossoms DSP and these are what I made. Aren't these cute happy papers? If you like it, it is currently on the retiring list of the annual catalog. Perfect for spring and summer projects.

I used the Scallop Envelope die cut as the focal point and tucked in a fun note inside it, like this...

Of course, you can customize the sentiment into whatever occasion you need it for :)

Here is another Mother's Day card. My sentiment is from a stamp set called Family Reunion.

Have a good week to you,