Thursday, April 25, 2013

Mojo Monday #290 and My Christmas Card Stash is Low Blog Hop -

Hello Friends -
I hope you have had a good week!

Super busy here . . . mostly my own doing.  But those issues are for another day!

Welcome to the My Christmas Card Stash is Low Hop. If you are new to the Tool Shed, please become a follower and let me know you were here!

I was inspired by the Mojo Monday sketch here and this is what I made:
This is a 5.5" x 4.25" card.
This card is a bit different than what I would usually make.  I used the same print paper just turned 90 degrees to give some cohesion rather than use more printed paper.  The little house is punched from another paper piece of the 6x6 pad.  {I used all of the polka dot papers in this pad and have all of the stripes and many of the prints left that I am never quite sure how to use.  My own personal challenge is to find a way to use all of these prints!}
Cardstock - Bazzill Basics
Patten Paper - My Mind's Eye
Sentiment Stamp - Iron Gate Stamps
Ink - Staz-On {Timber Brown}
Punch - Martha Stewart Crafts
My Stash - Twine, Mounting Tape, Adhesive
There will be 2 Blog Candies for this Hop!

First, There will be a stash prize given out randomly to 1 comment from all the blogs. You MUST comment on all the blogs! You will have until Tuesday the 30th at 11:59pm CST to comment. Sarah will announce the winner on Wednesday morning.  

The second prize will have a little more work for you to enter. Sarah has a challenge for you to enter.
1st you will need to stop and comment on every blog. 2nd you will need to create a holiday card/gift tag/general gift giving paraphernalia and enter it at the inlinkz on Sarah's blog. You have a week to enter and you can enter up to 3 projects. The prize for this challenge is a stamp set and crinkle ribbon bundle of YOUR CHOICE from our sponsor Mae Sunshine Designs {}

To continue with the Hop {if you did not start at the beginning} your next stop will be Sarah's Blog -

Here is the whole hop:
1. Sarah - {Blog Candy here}
4. Miranda -
11. Mary - {you are here}

If I am your last stop, thank you so much for hopping with us and have a Happy Day!
Mary -

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Green Is Good Blog Hop -

Hello Friends -
Hope you are having a good weekend!

Welcome if you are new to the Tool Shed!  Thank you for stopping by . . . please become a follower and let me know you were here.

Today, we are celebrating Earth Day 2013!

Use your scraps of paper instead of  recycling them.  Run the back of a finished notebook though your favorite die cut machine to make your own chipboard pieces.  Every little bit is green!

Now if you know me you know I am a gardener and composting is my thing!  Composting can be very easy and makes a difference in your garden space.  Give it a try . . . and if you compost properly it does not smell.   Really.

On to my card . . .

This is a 5.5" x 4.25" card.

I had some magenta dye from a fabric project left over in a bucket and it was too pretty to throw out.  So I cut some canvas and put it in the bucket over night.  The next day I pulled it out, rinsed the canvas and rung some of the excess mixture out on paper towels - which turned pink.  I let the paper towels dry and had my own pink paper!  It was two ply so when I doubled it to run through my Big Shot I had 4 of every flower that is why it looks so fluffy (I used 6 flowers).  I poked 2 holes through the middle of the group, did a stitch of embroidery floss and tied a knot.

Like the bicycle paper?  Be green!
Cardstock - Bazzill Basics
Pattern Paper and flower center - Jillibean Soup
Sizzix / Tim Holtz Die - Tattered Flowers through the Big Shot
Kraft Textured Piece - Panera Coffee Cup Sleeve
Dyed Paper Towel, Needle, Embroidery Floss, Adhesive

Your next stop is Pam -


Saturday, April 13, 2013

Moxie Fab - Tuesday Trigger Magical Magnolias

Hello Friends -
Happy Weekend!
I have cinnamon rolls baking in the oven this morning.  What a wonderful smell!

I saw this inspiration photo on Moxie Fab World here.  I really have spring on the brain . . . wish Mother Nature thought like I do!

This is a 5.5" x 4.25" card.

Stamp Set {Birdhouse} - Iron Gate Stamps {my stamp company}
Cardstock - Bazzill Basics
Pattern Paper - My Mind's Eye
Tim Holtz Die - Sizzix through the Big Shot
Ink - Staz-On
My Stash - Watercolor Paper, Caran d'Arche, AquaPainter, Paper Flowers, Scissors, Mounting Tape

Hope you have a great weekend -
Mary -

Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger

Friday, April 12, 2013

Mojo Monday - #288

Hello Friends -
I hope all is well with you!

I know!  Where have I been?  I know where I have not been - in my stamp lab!

So, I took a few minutes this week and got out this paper that I "loved" when I bought it and then never used it.  {You know what I am talking about.}  So I punched a sheet of every pattern in the pack . . . I know, crazy!  And it is sitting on my table to use this weekend.  And the best part about the paper . . . it is adhesive backed.

I really liked the sketch design for this week at Mojo Monday - here

This is a 5.5" x 4.25" card.

Cardstock and Rhinestones - Bazzill Basics
Pattern Paper - Autumn Leaves
Sentiment Stamp - Iron Gate Stamps {my stamp company}
Ink - Staz-On
Punches - EK Success
Corner Rounder - Fiskars

Hope you have a great weekend!
Mary -