Historic Waxahachie, Texas

Julie of Fabulous Finds Studio has done an outstanding job of showcasing Waxahachie, Texas. This little town just 30 minutes south of Dallas has been my home for over four years now and is absolutely full of vintage historic charm. From the little shops downtown to the historic courthouse Waxahachie is a great place to check out if you are ever in the area. Be sure to check out Julie's blog for some beautiful pictures of Waxahachie!


Stamp Set and Acrylic Block Giveaway

Roni at Ink Stains is having a smART Works Rubber Stamp Set and Acrylic Block Giveaway. Head on over to her blog and check out the details!


Challenge Card at Stampin D'Amour

This ATC was made for a challenge hosted by Kimmie at Stampin D'Amour . We had to create an ATC using at least one stamp, the colors black and pink, a vintage image and the theme was Paris. It was a lot of fun being in Paris......Texas that is, that's right we were in Paris, Texas earlier in the week so I was ready for this challenge!!!


Challenge Card

This is a Tag I did for Kimmie's challenge at Stampin D'Amour. We were to use anything with dolls, so I used a template I found at Alicia G's website. This challenge was a lot of fun!

Giveaway of Treasures

My Little Cottage in the Making is having a giveaway of several beautiful treasures. Click on the link above to enter, but hurry you must enter before tomorrow June 13th. Good Luck!

Pretty In Pink Apron Giveaway

There is a beautiful pink patchwork apron giveaway at Aunt Daisys Cottage. Just click on the title to this post and you will be redirected to the site but hurry you must post before midnight tonight June 12th. Good Luck!

Beautiful Apron Giveaway

Bonnie is giving away a gorgeous handmade apron on her blog at Calamity Janes Cottage. Please check out her blog and enter to win this apron!

Large Tag Templates

During my recent visit to the Scrapbook convention in Arlington, TX, I saw a couple of vendors using very large manilla tags for art projects. These large tags are not readily available at your local office supply store and can be found and purchased online. However, if you want to create your own the St. Louis Tag Co. has the templates for all sizes of shipping tags from #1 (1.375 x 2.75) to #12 (5.125 x 2 10.25). Just click on the title to this post and you will be redirected to their website. Enjoy!


Looking for a particular template for your art project? Chia's Rubberstamp Art Templates is loaded with free templates you can download from boxes and tags to triptych cards. Just click on the title to this post and you will be redirected to that website. Enjoy!


Contest Winner - Tim Holtz Goodie Box

Roni over at ink stains had several contests posted on her blog celebrating her 6 month blogging anniversary and I was the lucky winner of the Tim Holtz Goodie Box giveaway!!!! The prize consists of a whole box full of Tim Holtz goodies which includes 3 Distress Ink Pads, 3 Adriondack Acrylic Dabbers, 3 bottles of Alcohol Ink, 2 jars of Distress Embossing Powders, 2 jars of Distress Crackle Paints, an assortment of Grunge Board, a few fragments as well as some of Tim's newest line of Hardware/Embellishments!!!!! In addition to some awesome giveaways, Roni has got a lot of great information on her blog and I would encourage you all to check it out, just click on the title to this post and you will be redirected to her blog. Thanks Roni and Congrats on your 6 month Blogging Anniversary!!!



Well, today was kind of a tag day for me. I was on a roll and made four of them. The firt two I used Inkadinkado stamps. The third one I used a Hampton Arts Stamp and the fourth one I used a Stampers Anonymous Stamp. I sprayed the tags with of all things fabric paint! Spritzing a couple different colors on each tag and letting them dry. I then ironed the tags, added coordinating cardstock to the backs, a silk flower with brad center and finished with some fibers.

Thrift Store Finds

A few weeks ago I was out thrift store shopping when I came across some goodies for my craft space. The first is a Bird House wall rack that needs some TLC, but will fit nicely into a Robin's Nest! The second is a pair of hands and some old wooden spools. I really don't know what I am going to do with the hands, but I will think of something eventually! The third is an old cassette tape holder which works well for my ink pads and stores them correctly with the ink side down and the other rack works great for my markers and stores them correctly!


I found a website that is loaded with templates for paper crafters. It has many different templates for envelopes, cards, boxes and even a paper doll for all you collagers out there. Just click on the title to this post and you will be redirected to the website.


Challenge #39 Vintage Red, White and Blue

Kimmie of http://artinredwagons.blogspot.com hosted this weeks challenge at Stampin D'Amour. The challenge was to combine a vintage image with muted red, white and blue colors with a bit of distressing and a touch of silver or gold. Here is the card I submitted for that challenge. I used vintage graphics, (distressing the sheet music with DTP Old Paper Ranger Distress Ink) yellow ochre chalk ink (Color Box) and 4 gold embossed star brads. If you want more information on the weekly challenges at SDA, just click on the title to this post and it will redirect you to Stampin D'Amour.


Give Away at Sanctuary Arts Blog

The link for this great website is in the title to this post. Go check it out!!!