There’s no place like Home


You don’t need to be a huge Wizard of Oz fan…

to fall in love with this new paper collection from Paper House Productions.

But if you are, you’re in luck!


This sweet water colored collection from Michelle Coleman is beautifully done.


I fell in love with her red poppies.  (Who wouldn’t?)

And as the saying goes…“There’s No Place Like Home”.


Here’s what I used on my cards:


These projects were created for and sponsored by Paper House Productions.

Bon Voyage Vacation Album with Canvas Corp Brands

My Vacation Bon Voyage album uses a lot of fun papers and embellishments from

Canvas Corp Brands Bon Voyage Collection.

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The album was made using the Banner Board Kit covered with various scrapbook paper.

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To make “Our Vacation” stand out, I glued the words from the scrapbook paper onto a piece of chipboard and cut around the oval.  I used black ink around the edges of the chipboard.  I did the same with the “Carte Postale”.   This gives the album dimension and added interest.

I love using the Paris Charms and simply tied the Eiffel Tower (with added jump ring) onto the ribbon.

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I created an extra page for the book using a black fluted paper and cardstock.  I decorated the page with additional paper, cut outs and a cute little 3″ x 3″ cream envelope.  The bathing beauty comes from the American Vintage: Vintage Photo’s pack.

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Materials Used:

11097 Banner Board Book
CCP2794 Red & Ivory French Sayings
CCP2869 Bon Voyage on Ivory
CCP2902 Red & Ivory Fleur De Lis
CCP2970 Bon Voyage Stripe on Ivory
CCP2609 Black & Ivory Ribbon Stripe
CCP2639 Red & Ivory Ribbon Stripe
CCP2793 Red & Ivory Toile
CCP2650 Red & Ivory Damask
12677 Paris Charms
Medium Antique Silver Binding Rings
3 x 3 Cream Envelope
Black Flute Paper
18064 American Vintage: Vintage Photos
Black & Cream Cardstock
Ribbon, Button

Tools Used:
craft knife, cutting mat
black ink
double stick tape roller


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Don’t Forget to SMILE Today!

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A fun little project to brighten your day.

Along with the Art Play Paintables that I used for the ADORNit Blog Hog,

I also received some great wood pieces, a pad of Blender Basics and some fun Art Play Prints.

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To make the project:

  1. Paint the edges of the wood pieces with black acrylic paint.
  2. Glue paper from the Blender Basics pad onto the wood pieces using Mono Adhesive glue.
  3. Trim around the shapes with a craft knife and lightly sand the edges with a sanding block.
  4. Distress the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a Ink Applicator.
  5. Glue the two pieces together.
  6. Cut around the inner circle from the “Smile” Art Play Prints and glue to the center.


Quote of the Day:  “I just like to Smile, Smiling’s my Favorite”  (Buddy Elf)

Have a great day and don’t forget to SMILE!

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(This project was created for me, products sponsored by Adorn It.)

ADORNit Blog Hop and Giveaway

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Have you seen ADORNit’s Art Play Paintables Collection by Lindsay Ostrom?

These papers are a card makers dream.

All these wonderful images without having to buy a ton of stamps.

The papers are perfect for coloring with color pencils, markers or painting

with water colors or inks.

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I like to water color with my inks and markers and a waterbrush.

If my inks have a flexible lid, I squeeze color into the lid and use that as my palette.

If not I dab the ink onto a non-porous surface and paint away.

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(These cards were created for and sponsored by Adorn It.)