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 🙂

Batastic by Anna Griffin

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If you’re a fan of Anna Griffin like I am, you are going to love this NEW stamp set.  It’s available now on HSN so get your set before they run out!

I love that it comes with a guide so it makes it easier to create wreaths.  Click HERE to go to HSN to see the video how to make the wreath and to see Anna Griffin.


Lots of different uses I got out of these stamps.  I made a wreath, used it as a background  and also made border strips.  For a example of borders I created look at the first card I made on this post.

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This is the card I created with the stamps.  I made a wreath and stamped partial spider wreaths for the background.

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For this card I stamped the entire background to create my own paper.

Thanks for dropping by and I’ll be back with more from Anna Griffin!

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 🙂

Different uses for Brads and Bling

My favorite time of year is about to start and I couldn’t be any more excited. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and I wanted to share a fun idea with you.  Here’s a simple project to create with the kids by decorating an already made wood coffin I found at a local craft store.


First use the wooden box as a template to cut out inserts for the coffin.  You will need one for the inside bottom of the coffin and another for the inside top of the coffin.  I used red card stock and stamped it with spider webs.  Then I used the NEW Mini Spider brads to finish the webbing I stamped.  Next, I used felt to line the inside bottom of the coffin and inked the edges black to give it a more custom look.

Coffin details

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I also used 21 mm Red Jewel Brads to line the outside of the coffinNext, Line the top rim with Black Pearl strips. The pearls are on a strip which makes it easier to adhere on to your project.  After all is added your done!

Coffin details 2

For my next project I designed this card using flowers and jewel bling.


I used Paper Flowers which I folded in half and added the star burst bling from the bulk bling pack.  For the center I used a black pearl to finish the detail of the flower.


Hope you enjoyed the two different projects today and I’ll be back with more fun and innovative ways to design with brads and bling.

Have a great day!

alice 🙂

Stamping with Samantha Walker

Looking for something fun to create with the kids?  This month our Design Team was challenged by creating a craft project with children and flowers. This is a super duper easy project that will take about 5 minutes to create.


I used these adorable stamps from Samantha Walker

You’ll need to stamp your image first and fussy cut.


What you need to create this project. 

Petaloo flowers (whatever you have or this is the time to use up some of those Petaloo flowers you have laying around to make room to get more…oh boy!)

Clothes pin. The size I used 1 3/4 inches. I picked these up at Michaels

Googly Eyes. Also another Michaels purchase

Adhesive.  I used double side tape

Samantha Walker’s, What a Hoot stamp.


Pick 3 different size Petaloo flowers


Fold the flowers in half and use adhesive to keep the fold flat.


Adhere the flowers onto your stamped fussy cut image. Add googly eyes and adhere to clothes pin.


You can use these darlings to clip on a present as a topper. Add a name tag to strip of paper and clip it on as a name tag.  Use magnets to adhere to clothes pin and add to your fridge.


Hope you enjoyed today’s fun tutorial and have a wonderful day!

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

Anna Griffin Eyelet Borders


Anna Griffin designs are classic and glamorous.  These eyelet border stickers are darling and a wonderful addition to your crafting supplies.

Watch the Video 


The eyelet border stickers come in 3 shades, Kraft, Creme and White. They match almost every thing and the designs are beautiful.


I rolled up the eyelet border stickers and inked them. They make beautiful flowers, don’t you think? Unfortunately these are SOLD OUT on HSN,but I’m sharing in case you haven’t discovered Anna’s beautiful designs.  Be sure to look for Anna Griffin on HSN in July for her NEW products showcase.



Thanks for visiting and I’ll be back with more cards to share.

Anna Griffin Doily Stamps



I love stamps and Anna Griffin has some really great sets that I’m sure you all have seen.  These stamps are unfortunately SOLD OUT on HSN, but I”m sharing today because she’s back on HSN for her July show and you don’t want to miss out on the new surprises.  There’s a a great video on HSN with Anna using this stamp system and you’ll love it.

Watch the Video



I love the different looks you achieve from the stamps.  You can layer them by stamping several times, then layering them one on top of the other for a wreath and dimensional look.  I just cut two circles, one smaller than the other and then I fussy cut the stamp image so it hangs off slightly.



Thanks for visiting and have a great day!