Thursday, June 30, 2011

Free Firework Paper Piecing Pattern

It's almost 4th of July!!! I love watching fireworks with the family. Make your own fireworks with this fun paper piecing pattern.

Just like our other paper piecing patterns, simply click on the images above and you will be taken to the large version of the graphics.

Have fun with it!

*** All free patterns are provided for personal use only! Please do not recreate for commercial or resale purposes.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

100 Facebook Likes... It's Giveaway Time!!!

I'm so excited... we reached 100 Likes on Facebook!!! Now we get to do our first giveaway! Yay!

If you are not a fan yet, head over to our Facebook page and like us... but don't forget to enter the giveaway first!

So what do you get? You get to pick ANY TWO cards from our website! Yep, any two of your choice.

Here the details:

1) Enter by commenting on THIS blog post. Tell me what 2 cards you would like.
2) Only one entry per person
3) The contest will close this Thursday, June 30th at Midnight (PST)
4) Please, please, please leave your email address when commenting, if you are not logged in with Blogger. I need to be able to contact you, if you are the winner!
5) The winning comment will be chosen by using a random number generator at

Good Luck!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Pinwheel Embellishments

I have wanted to make little pinwheels to put on my cards and scrapbook pages, especially with summer coming up. So I decided to play with it, and let me tell you, they are super easy to make!

Start off will a little square of paper… it can be any size you want. I used a 3x3 here, but I think if I’m using them for cards I would actually want to make it a little smaller.

Double sided paper works best, but if the paper has a plain white backing, that will work too as you can see from the picture.

To start, cut halfway from each corner to the center point.

Next. place a small amount of adhesive in a corner and bring it to the center, pressing it into place. I like to use a little bit of the roll adhesive (I highly doubt that is the technical term, but you can see what I'm talking about in the pic), with a dab of glue on top. The roll adhesive will hold it in place while the glue dries.

For the center you can either cut a small slit using an Exacto knife, and add a brad like I did, or you could glue on a button, flower, rhinestone, etc.

If you are using the pinwheel on a scrapbook page or card, you could hide a small pop dot under the fold, and this will help it to keep its shape after it is place in your book, or envelope.

And there you have it… a cute little pinwheel embellishment.

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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Pinterest... Oh My Goodness!!!

Have you discovered Pinterest yet? I just did a couple of days ago, and let me tell you... I LOVE IT!!! It's like an online scrapbook of pretty.

You make up different category "boards", and by clicking a button, you start "pinning" your favorite things. Then, there they are for you to look at and go back to. The great thing is that it saves the link for the original location so you can always find your way back to that website.

Just in case you were wondering, this isn't a sales pitch for Pinterest... they don't know I'm talking about it. I just have been having so much fun finding all the lovely goodies on there, that I had to share it with you. But be warned... it's seriously addicting! I could spend hours and hours looking through all the pictures! So, happy pinning!

P.S. Did you see the dragonfly cupcakes??? They are from The Cake Parlour... they have the most beautiful cupcakes I have ever seen!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Straw Dispenser Ribbon Organizer

I saw this over at and fell in love! What a great way to organize your ribbons! I have seen rack ribbon organizers before, but all I could ever think of was that the ribbon would get all dusty and yuck. The straw dispensers, however, keep the ribbon clean, and easily accessible... just pull up on the lid, and there you go! Not to mention that they look pretty!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Wedding Embellishments!

If you know someone who just got married, or is engaged (or maybe you haven't scrapbooked your own wedding pictures yet), you have to hop over to the shop, and take a look at all the new wedding embellishments!!! They can be added to scrapbook pages, or used to make really cute cards. So go... take a look!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Free Flip Flop Paper Piecing Pattern

It's Summer time!!! Use this cute flip flop paper piecing pattern to make embellishments for your beach scrapbook pages, summer cards, or pretty much anything else you can think of!

Just like our other paper piecing patterns, simply click on the images above and you will be taken to the large version of the image.

I have had requests to show how to make the embellishments step by step, so I will be posting up a tutorial soon!

*** All free patterns are provided for personal use only! Please do not recreate for commercial or resale purposes.

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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Lil' Monkey, Monkeying Around

This framable is perfect for a special picture of your Lil' Monkey! I know my kids were always jumping around, and climbing on everything. Who am I kidding? They still are! You can get the framable in our Etsy Shop, or on our Website!