Good morning!  I hope everyone is doing well and you’ve been able to stay out of trouble . . . It’s hard I know, but for some of us it’s pretty damn easy to stay in trouble all the time!

More and more these days, when I find that I have a deadline looming, it’s harder and harder for me to get into the studio to work.  Yesterday was one of those days . . . no ideas, no incentive, no plan, no mojo!   Sometimes I find that when the creativity bug fails to bite, I like to go back and pick up and recreate an older project.  The one I have for today, is exactly that . . . and this might be the third or fourth time that it’s been recreated.

I remember the first time I posted this design, you can see it here, I remember someone commenting that it made them sad.  My response was that it shouldn’t, because in my mind, she was a daredevil, a rebel so to speak, and flew and had fun when no one was watching her!  I still think the same today.




I did this project for the eclectic Paperie June ePlay Challenge, which was to use fabric.  Of course, I missed the deadline . . . go figure!  You can get all the details and more photos over on the eP Blog today!  I do hope you’ll visit me over there too!!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy seeing this favorite project of mine reworked in another way!





Project Supplies:

Okay guys . . . you asked, I heard, I made it!  After I posted my class project the other day where I used coffee filters to make flowers, so many of you asked for a tutorial.   Well, here it is . . .  and please do be kind!

AND if you can’t get the embedded video here to work, try this link:  Coffee Filter Flowers.

Smiley from I can’t believe that I’m up and moving and have already finished my project for tonight’s class.  I’ve also just started my second pot of coffee Smiley from hmmmmm hmmmmm good!

Hopefully my class hasn’t been canceled tonight due to the weather but if it is, I’m teaching the same one next Monday at 10:00 am.  There are still seats available and if you are interested please call Lavender Sentiments.  They get you all set up!

I walked into Lavender Sentiments the other day and Robyn was inking up coffee filters for a class, and I got a wicked idea of using coffee filters with my project.  I’m quite happy with the results.


Now look at the flowers on the top . . . they are coffee filters made with the Wrinkle Free Distress  Technique.  I LOVE them!


I’ve used these boxes for many things . . . . there’s two on my desk, one holds Post-It Notes and the other holds binder clips.  I’ve even put gift cards in them to present my gift in.

Typically I’ve used Spellbinders™ Labels on the top, but with this one I decided to use my new stamps from JustRite and Spellbinders™ Circles.  I tied a little ribbon on the top of the circle for added embellishment.

  • Stamps:  JustRite Romantic Sentiments and Custom Design Cardmaking Kits from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
  • Paper:  K&Company Filigree Texture; Core’dinations Periwinkle; Papertrey Rustic Cream; Coffee Filters; Heavy Weight Chipboard Coasters
  • Ink:  Ranger Embossing, Faded Jeans, Peeled Paint, Brushed Corduroy, Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo Distress
  • Accessories:  Spellbinders™ S7-014 Classic Lace Border Grand, S4-109 Flower Creations 3, Classic Circles – S4-114 Large and S4-116 Small, Classic Scalloped Circles – S4-124 Large and S4-125 Small; Ranger Queen’s Gold Embossing Powder, Mini Misters, Non-Stick Craft Sheet, Gold Perfect Pearls, Matte Accents and Claudine Hellmuth Studio Matte Multi-Medium (from eclectic Paperie); Sanding Tools; Brads

I’m off to get more coffee now!  Thanks for stopping by and remember . . . life is short, enjoy the adventures of the day!

Smiley from

Oh and by the way, we DID get that 6″ of snow and then some!


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