Friday, July 11, 2014

Crafting With My "Bestie"

As I've told many of you already, I met my best friend when we were 4 years old.  We went to Kindergarten together, and have shared a special bond ever since.  We get together a couple (few) times a year to create (among other things), and we always have fun when we're making albums and cards.  This time we were together. we primarily used two lines which were Oh Darling by Crate Paper, and Baby Mine by Carta Bella.  They are both ADORABLE lines that you can't really go wrong with, in my opinion.  They're SO cute that they just automatically make cute cards.
Anyway, here are a few of the things we made with them.  And by the way, this process consisted of LOTS of laughing, crying, and being silly.  We have SO much fun together, and I believe that "fun" we have together is reflected in the things we've created.  Of course, we always think our creations are just the greatest...(we're not humble at all).  And then we remind ourselves that not everyone thinks we're as amazing as WE do.  But, oh well.....the fun we have along the way is well worth it.

The card (above) was made with the Crate Paper Oh Darling line, and I also used jute, a mini tag with stamped sentiment, jute, and the sweetest vintage looking scotch tape from Vintage Street Market.   It matches this line SO perfectly.  The rose is rolled wool felt, some Prima laves, and a VERY vintage "diamond" button in the center of the flower.  There's another one of these rare "diamonds" above in the dark pink button where the sentiment tag hangs.
The door hanger for a baby girl's room was made with a wooden door hanger that I got at Michael's for $1, and to that I added Mod Podge and gently laid layers of vintage dress patterns to create my background.  I created a wool felt bow using a My Craft Spot bow-tie die, an October Afternoon journalling card, some May Arts rosettes (top), the Carta Bella Baby Mine Little Bo Peep sticker, and a wooden heart with jute in the bottom right corner.

I'm sharing my door hanger in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.  You can see the details here:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Simon Says...."Start From Scratch" - For this door hanger, I started with a raw piece of wood.  I used Mod Podge and laid several strips of vintage dress patterns to create my background.  I love taking a piece of wood and "starting from scratch" when doing a special heirloom type project.  This challenge was a LOT of fun for me.  And, you can find some of m supplies at Simon Says Stamp.
This last card was made using October Afternoon's Five & Dime collection, which is another one of my all-time favorites.  I painted a wooden spoon I found at Hobby Lobby and wrapped some baker's twine around it and attached a Making Memories mini tag.  The rub-on (friendship) is from Melissa Frances.

I'm sharing this "friendship card' in the following challenges:
Catered Crop - Friendship  Challenge - Plus, I got to make it while crafting with my "bestie".

Craftin' Desert Divas Challenge Blog - Link Up Party #35 - Summer Fun - Nothing says Summer Fun to me like ICE CREAM, so this friendship card with an ice cream spoon takes me back to fun summertime memories.
Please know how honestly grateful I am for you visiting my blog.  It takes time out of your day, and I'm sincerely humbled and grateful that you would stop by and take the time to take a look and leave a comment.  It means the world to me, and I will do the same for you.

God bless your week!


  1. What a wonderful time you had with your 'bestie' Karen - and so productive on the craft side too. These are gorgeous projects!

  2. Great to hear you are having some crafty fun with your friend! What fun projects you've shared!! God bless!

  3. How Wonderful that your BFF is crafty too and you can share the fun times creating together. This collection is fabulous and I can see you had a wonderful time creating! Thank you for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge!

  4. wow, Karen...I don't know which of these projects I like the best. They're all so different, and so adorable in their own ways. You amaze me, and I love stopping by your blog.

  5. I love ice cream!! Love this Fabulous & fun card too!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party.
    Have a wonderful day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*