Good morning! Happy Monday, friends! It has been a CRAZY busy couple of weeks here! In preparation for leaving to visit my friend Tosh in California, I had three boys to help get ready for the Science Fair, lots of stamping (but really, who could complain about that :-), Dr. appointments, grocery shopping for the family (apparently they like to eat...even while I'm gone LOL!), and a bazillion errands - all while I was very sick!
I can now happily say that the Science Fair is behind us (our oldest son took 2nd, our middle son won first, and while our youngest didn't place he did do a fabulous job)! All that to say that today marks the start of a normal week for us! Hooray for normal! :-)
Now on to the crafty stuff! Here are a couple of cards that I created a little while ago. They have already been shared on the Bella BLVD Blog.
It's true! I am hopelessly addicted to Bella's Crochet embellishments (flowers & hearts) and their buttons! I would use them on every card if I could! :-)
And what's not to love about the the Ciao Chip Trees! I think they're perfect for all year round, not just in the Fall! For my card, I combined the chipboard tree (along with a chipboard heart from the Ciao Chip Stars & Hearts) with lots of items from the Sophisticates collection. For embellishment, I added a Crochet Flower, and two buttons.
Yep, there's some more crochet flowers and buttons! :-)
Along with all of the fun elements included in the Kiss Me collection, I find that many of the Sophisticates embellishments and papers are great additions to the Kiss Me collection! For my card, I added a chipboard heart form the Sophisticates line, as well as a Star button and Dahlia Crochet Heart.
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you are able to get a little crafty time in today! ~Laurie
Thanks For Everything Card
Sophisticates: Short Stories, Tall Tags, Oyster, Ciao Chip Stars & Hearts, Ciao Chip Trees, Miniatures Card Sentiments; Button Market: Stars, Outdoors; Crochet Flowers: Daisies
I'll Tell You A Secret Card
Kiss Me: Just Write Journaling Stickers, Bouquet Kisses, Love Notes, Alpha+Bits Stickers; Sophisticates: Ciao Chip Stars & Hearts; Button Market: Feminine Mix; Crochet Flowers: Dahlia