Thursday, January 31, 2013

Who am I???

Okay ladies, I’m having a bit of a crafty identity crisis.  I have no idea what my style is any more.


So……..back in the day when I had time to follow my crafty desires, I knew who I was.  Lots of layers, precision cutting and coloring, bright colors, etc.


Now, I hardly ever have time to craft and when I do, it’s just pandemonium!  I don’t know what I’m doing, what I’m using, what kind of project I want to make.  Has this ever happened to any of you?


So, I’m searching for the new ‘crafty me’……  You are likely to see a bunch of trial ‘identities’ while I play around.  Hang in there,  okay?




Today I have a couple of kinda CAS birthday cards.  I really want to embrace this style because I like it – and, well, when you have limited time it seems like this is the way to go. 

Just not sure if I can pull it off…………..



I accessorized this first card with a piece of 1-1/2″ wide Tulip Grosgrain – (love that color!) and some Plum Baker’s Twine.



The second card shows off some of the colors of our fun Sheer 3-Stripe Ribbon

I just love this stuff!!


Thanks for stopping by today!


~ Bonnie ~


Supply list:


Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon

Stamps:  card 1 – Happy Birthday Sentiment from JustRite Stampers, card 2 – Happy Birthday digi from Bird’s cards

Paper:Design Paper from Recollections and cardstock from my stash

Other:  Spellbinders Nestabilites dies, Cuttlebug embossing folder


Monday, January 28, 2013

Happy Birthday!


Happy Birthday Terry!! 


So again, I was making a birthday card on the day before someone’s birthday.  Why  is it that I just can’t get it together??  I like to tell everyone that I celebrate their birthday by sitting down to create a card on that very special day.  🙂



For this card I used a new favorite color combo for me – kraft and aqua.  I printed the Happy Birthday message on my computer and layered it on some kraft cardstock and then 7/8″ Tropic Grosgrain.  The side column is 1-1/2″ Light Brown Jute Ribbon, 5/8″ Tropic Grosgrain and Natural Jute String.  The butterfly is Wonderful Wings Grand Shapeabilites and my design papers are all from Recollections.

I will be entering my card in the following challenges:
Freshly Made Sketches #70

Fab & Funky Challenges #155 – Use your favorite color combo


Thanks so much for stopping by today.

~ Bonnie ~


Saturday, January 19, 2013

Valentine Owl Favors


Hi everyone. Today I have some cute little Valentine Owl Favors to show you which I accessorized with ribbon and trim from Really Reasonable Ribbon.


I made these cuties with my Silhouette Cameo.  I think they are just adorable.  I don’t know if you remember, but I made some ‘Grinch Pills’ favors for my son’s class for Christmas.  So of course I purchased Christmas M & M packs and pulled out all the green ones for that project.  So, I had to come up with something to do with the leftover red ones!  I really can’t be eating all those M & M’s all by myself.  Not that I couldn’t do it, but yeah – well, ya know!


So, I made slightly different ones for the boys and the girls.  I added Jute String for a handle to all of them, red for the boys and pink for the girls.  I also added a cute little bow made from Pearl Pink Checkerboard Satin to the ones for the girls.


Here is a photo of all of them ready to go.  I’m very pleased with how they came out.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Enjoy your weekend!


~ Bonnie ~