Saturday, August 23, 2014

Future Posts at my new site:

Hi all! Thanks for visiting my blog. Well, I suppose I can now call this my 'former' blog. Many of my Pinterest links and SplitcoastStampers gallery items refer back to this blog so I have kept the content here. Over the last few months, I have migrated my posts to a new site ( I have been posting my newest designs there ( Please check out what I've done there and let me know what you think. I may have future plans for this blog but it will be dormant until I figure out what I would like to do with it.

Thanks again for looking!


Monday, May 12, 2014

Enjoy Everyday Moments Mini Album

Hi there!  
I had the opportunity to contribute an item to a local fundraising auction for a cancer center. I wanted to make a chunky mini that had a fun everyday theme. It could be used to commemorate a special occasion but it could also be used to collect memories over the course of the year. The album is decorated with the Teresa Collins "Hello" paper collection and elements. The 7 x 7-1/2 inch mini album has six pocket pages, each pocket housing a folded photo/journaling mat with ton of room for photos or other items. The album also features several interactive elements with magnetic closures and many pockets allowing the storage or display of smaller photos and other keepsake items like ticket stubs and brochures. The quotes scattered throughout are encouraging and uplifting.
Thanks for looking!
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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Wedding Congratulations


Just quickly sharing a card design I made for some friends who invited us to their recent wedding celebration.  I’ve posted several photos of the card so that the detail can be seen. A design like this can easily be made into an invitation for a wedding or special event.

Thanks for dropping by!

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A color coordinated heart is on the first page. 

The internal message.

A custom envelope highlights the detailing on the card front.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Mary's 2nd Birthday

Hi there!  I'm back with a project to share... Below is a card and a gift that I made for a very special little girl who recently turned two. I struggled for the right "thing" to get a 2 year old but never settled on the right toy. So... I made a scrapbook mini album (more for her parents) instead. For the card, I used a technique that I saw on a blog some time ago and had been wanting to try. It involves using alphabet dies to create a word on a diagonal. Mary's name is cut out of a panel that is raised from the background paper. The glittered balloons were die cut separately and adhered with pop dots with thread for the strings.

I had a lot of fun making the mini album. I have actually made more mini books than cards lately. This particular mini has a side pocket with a photo mat in each page as well as many other pockets and places for photos. The sentiments used throughout capture the elements of her birthday party.

That's all for now. Thanks so much for looking and as always,

Stay inspired!

Friday, March 29, 2013

Easter Greetings!

Wow, it's been a very long time! I've been busy this year and had to shift my priorities a bit. Hopefully I will be able to post from time to time with some of the card (and other) projects that I'm doing. Just wanted to take a moment to say "Easter Greetings". I hope you have time to spend quality moments with family, friends and community this weekend.

Below is a card that I made some time ago with a Spellbinder's die cut placed on a sponged background with heat embossed sentiment.

Have a great weekend!

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