A bit of spring...

Welcome, welcome...to day 2 of sneak peeks!
This new set, called Gnomies, is such a sweet outdoors set that is perfect for spring!

I made a Pocket Letter using the Gnomies set for my sweet little niece.
I had sent one to her older sister a couple of weeks ago...
and I could see the wistful look in her eyes.
She is a fairy loving sort of girl.
But any one who appreciates a fairy will appreciate a good gnome!

I tucked in extra images of gnomes...and images from tomorrow's sneak peek.
You will want to check out what the designers unveil tomorrow!
There is some ribbon for her hair in spring green.
Washi tape, stickers, colorful band aids, a fox pin...all tucked behind the ATC cards.

 That middle tag is a book mark...
and to its right is my letter in book form!

Are you getting into these fun Pocket Letters? 
Once you start, you won't be able to stop!

Amble on over to the Pretty Cute Stamps blog...
and gather up this free cutting file from Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons.
It coordinates with the new stamp set being peeked today!


Hippity Hoppity...

There is still time to get your bunny tails fluffed and ears perked up...
with Pretty Cute Stamps: Easter Cuties set!

Each set has so many adorable sentiments.  
Use them with your die cuts and electronic cutting machines!
Here I paired it with a sweet Easter basket and egg shaped bling from the Eyelet Outlet.
I used Micro and Mini Glue Dots ® to secure the small paper bits!

Now that my kids are teens the Easter Bunny hides eggs in really trick spots.
In fact, last year they were still finding plastic, candy filled eggs for months!
I'm really excited to watch them search this year...
knowing that they will never find all of them!! heheh

Hop on over to the Pretty Cute Stamps Blog for more clever stamp ideas!


Pocket Letter #4

For a dear friend who hung up her crafty apron, for a time, to tend to her growing boys. What a mother!  She is inspiring and has her head on right!  

Me...I'm still sort of selfish. haha

What I have learned...
get these pocket letters measured/weighed. I stuck 2 stamps on my #10 envie, thinking I was covered.  Apparently, I was not.
So I am nervously waiting for the first 3 letters to arrive at their destinations!


One wave at a time...

Paper Flowers, bling, brads and washi (inside) from the Eyelet Outlet
Sentiment from Pretty Cute Stamps: Surf's Up
Glue Dots ® Pop Up Relief, 1" Glue Lines


Jazz up your stamped images ...

Jazz up your stamped images with the amazing
products from the Eyelet Outlet.  It's just like breathing new life and interest into 
an image!

With a rainbow of colors and shades of bling,
you can easily match the color pallette you are using in your designs!

Washi Tape make great borders. And the low tack quality makes it easy to reposition the tape to get it in jut the right place!  


Pretty Cute Stamps: Donut Worry, Be Happy
Pop up Glue Dots for the donut image.

Why not decorate the inside edge with the fabulously printed ribbon!
Here I repeated the eye glass motif on the inside of the card.


Pretty Cute Stamps: Milk and Cookies
Glue Dots 1" Glue Lines to adhere the ribbon securely

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Feel free to spread some crumbs over the Eyelet Outlet company blog,

Hope your day is full of sprinkles...or at least a lot of bling!


Vintage Flare

I thought that I would create a vintage looking card today.
It is not my typical go to style.  Switching up your normal can boost your crafting mojo!

With so many amazing products from 3 Girl JAM,
it was easy to layer and layer!


Just a quick tip:
I found that Craft Glue Dots ® work GREAT at adhering bulkier embellishments like the buttons, jute, or that flower I made using Navy ribbon.  You can learn how to make it yourself by checking out the tutorial on my blog.

The pearl strips is from the Eyelet Outlet!

Thanks so much for keeping time here today.
Come check out more creations using the wonderful 3 Girl JAM product on their company blog.


Pocket Letters!

 Recently I learned about this new trend...
Pocket Letter Pals.

they are so, so, so cute!
I have made three so far...
for very specific people in mind.  I sure enjoy designing with a special someone in mind when I work!
For, my (not so) secret sister, Mary....

I LOVE these colors..and happy sentiments!
Inside is a note from me. (#8) I made it into a booklet.
There is bling and washi tape samples...some flowers and sequins.  (I sure hope she isn't reading this!)

This one is for another cyber friend...
she said she liked yellow and bold colors. 
So, it's a sunny greeting!
I stamped some fun images for her to use on her own cards in that little file folder!
The "oh Happy Day!" is actually a Fiskars Project Life stamp....squeal!

Thirdly, this stellar pocket letter is going to my 7 year old neice...
who enjoys texting me on her mother's phone! hehehe. I think she will love the
pretty kitty bandaids from Ikea...and the new hair ribbons that I tucked inside.
That "hello sunshine" is actually a book mark!

I sure am looking forward to swapping these!  But for now, I will just spoil my friends!

Up next...a musical one for a cyber pal I haven't communicated in some time!!

Some supplies I used:
Removable Glue Dots ® are perfect for closing flaps and sticking things for a temporary solution in my pockets.
All God's Children from Stampin Up (#3 pocket)
Heidi Swapp die cuts (#3 pocket)
lots of washi!!
Oh my...now I am realizng this is going to take too long to list. 
So, admire...and be jealous!!

Oh and if you want a better explanation...


Whipped up after a day of cleaning...while dinner was baking!
I used a sentiment from Pretty Cute Stamps:  Big Hairy Hello.
All these amazing embellies come from the Eyelet Outlet!  (Brad, ribbon, bling)
I used Micro Glue Dots ® to secure that tag rim!