Good Monday morning!  Today begins a week long Blog Swap with Graphic 45 and Core’dinations.   My project is on the Graphic 45 Blog today.  I’m going to show a portion of it here, but you also need to head over to the Graphic 45 Blog in order to see more of the project and to take part in the contest and/or prizes!



  • GRAPHIC 45: Papers: Fashionista Collection – Debutante, Vintage Cherries and Lefluer; Fashionista Tags
  • CORE’DINATIONS: Core Essentials Collection – Graphic 45 Timeless Collection; ColorCore Cardstock Signature Series Graphic 45; Sand It Gadget
  • SPELLBINDERS™: Grand Calibur, LF-005 Grand Peony Creations, S4-161 Labels One, S5-049 Carnation Creations, S4-328 Foliage, E8-003 Classic Triple Scallop Edgers
  • RANGER INDUSTRIES: Matte Accents; Pitch Black Alcohol Ink; Ink Blending Tool with Felt; Inkssentials 1×1” Memory Glass and 1” Frame; Mister; Vintage Photo Distress Ink; Peeled Paint Distress Stain; Heat It Tool; Craft Sheet
  • SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L: MyStik Permanent Tape
  • COLORBOX: Creamy Brown Fluid Chalk Ink
  • OTHER: Tsukineko Ink Sweeper; Seam Binding; Hot Glue Gun

Thanks for stopping by today and don’t forget to join in the Blog Swap fun on the Graphic 45 Blog!


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Good morning!  Another week down, another weekend in front of us.  So do you have any exciting plans for the weekend?  I’m thinking laundry, more laundry and then some studio time.  I need to catch up on some overdue projects.

Earlier this week Graphic 45 posted a Halloween treat box that I made on their blog.  In case  you missed it, I’m reposting today here on the BAD Side!




from the side:


and a video to show you how to make the box:

That’s all for me today.  I’m heading the studio to work on those projects.  Thanks for stopping by and remember . . .  life is short, embrace the adventures of the day!


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Good morning all!  Today over on the Spellbinders Blog, I’m the guest designer.  I’m made a project using Spellbinders™ Classic Scallop Edgeabilities, including a new video.


Please hop on over and see what I’ve been working on . . . Getting the Knowledge.


Whoa what a long weekend!  Mallory has been home since last Thursday (she left to go back to school today) for Fall break.  We’ve run the gamut from family dinners to Grad schools and resumes.  She even brought home little projects that she wanted me to make.  One was from her roommate but I’ve had to put hers on hold until I get some free time (that is time when I don’t have deadlines looming in front of me).

One of the projects was something I have been promising to make her since school started and we moved her in.  The roommates had initials on their doors . . . and Mallory didn’t.  She picked up an “M” while out shopping and left it here with me one other weekend she came home.  Suffice it to say, this “M” has been sitting in my studio for months . . . and I do mean months.  Mallory was adamant that her initial be completed before she left!  She even brought home special paper she wanted me to use.

Yesterday, with Mallory helping a bit, we got the “M” done.


This started out as white, but it just HAD to be painted black . . . which was my choice, because the door to her room is white . . . duh!   The dots around the “M” were made with Smooch Moonlight Pearlized  Accent Ink (because the white paint pen was bone dry).  Needless to say, I kept getting my big fat fingers in the dots while fussing with . . . . well just fussing.  I put the ribbon on the back first, then the dots and finally the flowers.

The flowers were made with the paper Mallory brought home, DCVW- Donna Eastbrook’s The Color-Ful Life Stack.  If there was ever any paper I wouldn’t want to cut into, it’s this stack.  Every page was a mini work of art suitable for framing.  That’s what Mallory will do with most of the pages, and picked this purple and blue sheet for the flowers.  (If you click on her name above, it will take you to her site and you can see all her art works . . . which is the paper!)


The larger flower was die cut with Spellbinders™ Grand Peony Creations.  The leaves are die cut from GrungePaper and painted with Peeled Paint Distress Stain.


The smaller flowers were die cut from Spellbinders Rose Creations.  I should say that the back of the paper is white, so the back of each die cut was sponged with Dusty Concord Distress Ink.   The center of the small flowers are corsage pins.

Just for the heck of it I Googled for this paper and couldn’t find it, not even on the DCWV site.  However, I did find it on the Hobby Lobby site, where I’m pretty sure Mallory bought it.  (Pictured with link below.)

That’s it for me today!  Lots to do for tomorrow  . . . I’m writing for the Spellbinders blog to be posted on Thursday.

Thanks for stopping by and remember . . .  life is short, embrace the adventures of your day!


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