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Sunday, March 1, 2015

By The Sea

So outside is still piled high with snow. Took me about twenty five minutes to dig out my car this afternoon.

So while cooped up in doors, I decided to work on a scrapbook layout. I use Graphic 45's By the Sea collection.

This paper worked great with one of my beach photos that I took while in Costa Rica last August.

Looking at it made me miss the warmth, and the smell of the salty sea air.

I cannot wait for summer!

Thanks for stopping by!
-AR

Friday, February 27, 2015

Hello again :)

Well hello again!  Been awhile since I last posted. Life has been a bit insane since I
I have moved twice, been to another country, switched jobs, and am still unpacking from the last move.

But I hope to start posting more often since things have settled a bit.

This is a project I made for my desk at work. I used Graphic 45 Couture line, and a plain wooden shadow box I got at Michaels. 

Thanks for stopping by!
-AR

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Altered Item with Botanical Tea


So this one has taken me awhile to do. But I loved every minute of it!! 

I found this at my local thrift store for $6.00 and it just begged to be fixed up. 

Thanks for stopping by!- AR



Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Giant paper roses.

It's been a long couple of weeks!! Constant going and going, didn't think it would stop for awhile. 

So today I made some giant paper roses, using Graphic 45 and my Cricut Explore. 
Thanks for stopping by! -AR

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Where has the time gone?!? I cannot believe that it's May already!

Just thought I'd share my latest creation

Mother's Day Cards!! I made these using my Cricut Explore, and the Creative Cards Cartridge. 

Paper is My Mind's Eye, burlap is Die Cuts With A View.

On the inside I used the Explore to write my sentiment. Thanks for stopping by!-AR

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Exploding Box Card

Isn't Spring wonderful?! I love seeing all the flowers blooming, and the grass starting to grow. 

I have felt very inspired by all the flowers lately, and so decided to make a spring card. 


The idea for this card came from Pinterest. The original designer is Susiesmith37. 

I loved what she had done with her card, and so I decided to take my own spin on it. 

I used Graphic 45's Botanical Tea collection for this card. I just adore all the spring themed papers!

The red roses were some paper roses I already had on hand, and the butterfly's came from Graphic 45's Old Curiousity Shoppe. 



The teacup I cut using my Cricut Explore and the Tags Bags Boxes and More 2 cartridge. 

I patterned out and made the box and lid myself, designing it just big enough for the teacup to fit. 
And here is the box closed. 

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope this inspired you to make your own spring card! -AR

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Masculine Birthday Card

So this last week I made a Birthday card for a friend of mine. I used Graphic 45's "A Proper Gentleman"

 
I loved how it turned out!! I usually make really frilly cards, so doing a masculine one was a bit different for me. 
Thanks for stopping by! -AR