Mixing Brads to make a Card

I look forward to this time every year because it’s card making season. It’s so fun to sit among friends and make some holiday cheer. Here’s a few cards made with Eyelet Outlet brads.


I used lots of brad lights to set the attention bar and I think I used every color you get in a set.


Christmas Lights

For my next card I wanted to share how you can mix up different brads together to make a card.  I used a few holiday brads from Eyelet Outlet and I think you’ll find it easy to create.




Red Bling


Thanks for visiting today and have a wonderful holiday!

Holiday Eyelets

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 The most wonderful time of the year is here!  We have less than 2 months to prepare so here’s a couple of cards to start you in the right direction.

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Adding these fun holiday brads from Eyelet Outlet gives these cards that extra touch.  Quick and easy, don’t you think?

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Here’s a close look at these super duper cute hangers and the extra brads I added to make it more festive.


Holly Leaves

Peppermint Candies


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These brads are a must have for your card making supplies.  That really add so much to a card an low fuss.  Hope you get your fill of brads today!  Too cute not to.

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Gingerbread Man


Santa Hat

Pearls: Red, White

Rhinestone: Blue

Thanks for visiting and see you soon!

alice 🙂

Day 3 with JustRite Papercrafts

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It’s my final day at JustRite Papercrafts and I have one last project to share.  Come join me over at JustRite Papercrafts BLOG to see the rest of this card and if you missed any of the 3 days.

Looking forward to seeing you over there!

alice 🙂

Stamping with JustRite Stamps

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It’s always so exciting to be able to work on NEW product.  I was so pleased to be asked as Guest Designer for JustRite Stamps this week. We have 3 days planned of wonderful projects using their latest stamps.  Come join me over at JustRite Stamps BLOG for day one! BTW…check out their stamp sale!  The sale is jam packed with stamps just in time for the holidays.  You’ll love the stamps!

See you over at JustRite Stamps!

alice 🙂


Halloween collection by Anna Griffin


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Anna Griffin’s NEW Batastic paper collection is that indeed!  It’s a great collection with that old world feel which as you know, it’s perfect for Halloween. Along with this paper collection you’ll also may want to include the sticker embellishment.


What You Get

(12) 12″ x 12″ sheets printed on ivory cardstock

(12) 12″ x 12″ sheets printed on kraft cardstock

(4) 12″ x 12″ glittered sheets printed on ivory cardstock

(4) 12″ x 12″ foiled sheets printed on kraft cardstock

(2) 12″ x 12″ die-cut sheets printed on kraft cardstock

Click HERE to watch Anna Griffin on HSN and where to purchase

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Don’t you just love these papers.  I fussy cut out the paper for this card and I love  how it turned out with some faux stitching.  The embellishments are so beautiful with it’s Victorian spookiness, which adds a lot of character to your projects or cards.

anna-griffin-bat-tastic-embellishment-kit-d-2014072211145523~355738What You Get

(10) 3D art stickers

(10) 3D title stickers

25 die-cut embellishments

25 titles, tags and quotes

Click HERE to watch Anna Griffin on HSN and where to purchase

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So now that you had a glimpse into Anna Griffin’s collection you can understand why I’m such a fan.

I’ll be back, see you next time!

alice 🙂

Turn a folder into a working piece of art.

It’s that time again, “Back to School”.  I used to love back to school shopping. New school supplies were my guilty pleasure.  Maybe that’s where I found my love of crafting, who knows?

While shopping around for school supplies, I noticed all the supplies looked plain.  As a crafter I decided to dress them up!


I purchased a plain pocket folder and filled it with note paper and used Core’dinations Neutrals 12×12 paper pad and Petaloo Floradoodles to decorate.


I used Embossed flowers, Floradoodles to design the covers and used Jute string for the stems and adhered it with liquid glue.


I like to add Petaloo Brads to the center of the flowers or layer the flowers and use the Brad to secure the flowers to a project.


I love these pockets that I created with Core’dinations paper to hold supplies.  Perfect paper quality from Core’dinations!



Embossed Flowers


Pocket Folder

Core’dinations Paper


alice 🙂

Anna Griffin Madison collection

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Anna Griffin’s Madison paper collection is perfect for your Fourth of July projects.  This collection is jammed packed with papers, die cuts and stickers.

anna-griffin-madison-papercrafting-collection-d-20140505152055687~333551I used that large star burst die to create one of the cards I made for an exploding firework effect.  Look at all these goodies!!

Check out her video on HSN to get a detail look at all her samples.

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I just love Anna’s die cut stickers.  Her stickers are 3 dimensional so they pop off your project with ease.  Beautifully crafted so your projects look store bought.

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Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful 4th of July!

alice 🙂

Father’s Day Frame


During our Blog Hop with Quick Quotes we used Petaloo’s NEW Burlap Blossoms and Quick Quotes NEW Serendipity paper collection.  I made this Father’s Day frame I bought at Michaels.  I love the happy soft colors and the designs from both companies.


I mixed the flowers with Petaloo’s Botanicas to add some different blooms.  The flowers come with these beautiful leaves that you can mix in…so pretty!


I’m not a fan of purple, but I thought this shade would go well with this paper collection from Quick Quotes.


I used Quick Quotes Powder Puff Chalk Ink and a paint brush to outline the frame.  Now that I look at it, i should of made the line thicker.  I also did some faux stitching around the frame as well to highlight using a black marker.  The ink pads were really nice to work with and I may have to buy some now that I got the chance to play with it.  A must have!!!!!


I glued paper around the entire frame and used a file to finish the edges.  Oops, I missed a piece…LOL.  I’m sure you cant see my mistake, but I can be a little OCD.


Just a few flowers wrapped on the edges give this frame a bit of elegance and style. Hopefully this will inspire you to make something for that special DAD or Man in your life.  Have a wonderful Father’s Day weekend everyone!

Quick Quotes Serendipity paper collection

Quick Quotes Powder Puff Chalking Inks

Petaloo Burlap Blossoms

Petaloo Botanicas

XXOO Stamps & Dies

XOXOI’ve been creating with this mint color a lot lately.  I’m drawn to it’s happy shade and it goes with yellow, my other happy color.

XOXO1Have you heard of Taylored Expressions?  It’s a REALLY cute stamp company and I get excited every month when I get happy mail from them.


Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

alice 🙂