Tuesday, April 8, 2014


So this week I thought I would share with you a fun little Shrine I did to celebrate Spring. Every year I do a little Spring/Easter decoration for my mom to put out and this year I was thinking what can I do that captures the feeling of the season and was looking through the fun collage sheets from Gecko Galz this month and came across the "Flower Girls" collage sheet and thought it would be fun to create a mini shrine.
I also started thinking about how Easter is one of those Holidays that goes by without all the decorations that some other holidays get (Halloween and Christmas to name them) so I say lets change all that and ask ourselves WWTEBD (what would the easter bunny do) and get our decorations on this year so this is my first decoration....share your links with us for your favorite decorations!

Supplies Needed

2" wood Block
decorative trims
Gecko Galz Flower Girls Collage Set
Small decorative bird
brown ink
print out below

How to create

print out the word blocks and your flower girl (in Gimp or photoshop rotate her  so you have one faceing right and one left) on white card stock then fussy cut them out on the girls you will want to leave a 1/4" tab below in order to adhere her to the block.  Ink the edges with your brown ink and glue the word blocks  onto the wooden block. Next bend back tabs of the flower girl and adhere to the top of the block. Take your redline tape and add decorative trims on the top and along bottom edge. Next spread liquid glue to top of block and pat on moss, let this dry for a few hours then add on little bird. To finish add yellow stickles to hat and skirt. And there is your amazing little shrine!

Have a Crafty Day

Thursday, April 3, 2014


Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

Author unknown...

I normally do not let my personal life enter into my blog entries, but I feel life is what drives creativity. Today I lost one of my muses and best four legged friends, Chance. He was a 13 year old Schnauzer and anytime life got to be too much he always calmed me down. So in his memory I have dug through all my images and wanted to share some amazing vintage doggy images for you to use in your projects I hope they will inspire you like he did me!

Friday, March 7, 2014


So this week is all about hopping into Easter as we gear up this Sunday to Spring Forward I thought it might be fun to hip hop into Easter with some amazing little cards I did using Gecko Galz new Easter products.
Also I am shareing some of my favorite little images that you can use for your own Easter creations.
Also hop over to the Gecko Galz blog and enter their HIP HOP EASTER CHALLENGE and you can win some amazing prizes!


To create this card I used Gecko Galz Hip Hop Easter Collage Set, Paper Studios paper, Double Mates card stock in Desert Dune and red shimmer card stock, twine, decorative foam easter eggs (I got from my good friend Heather Hudson) and a decorative teal button. Just layer on the paper and the image with card stock. Then cut a 1" x 6.5" belly band that you will cut into two points on the right end and layer across card base. In Photoshop or Gimp create your word banner that reads HAPPY EASTER (I used GiGi font) tie hemp twine around card top 3 times and tie into knot. ad your sparkly easter eggs in left corner. and you are ready to give to your Love Bunny!


To create this sweet little card I started with Gecko Galz Easter Children collage sheet then added Paper Studios gingham paper and My Minds Eye green dot paper I adhered them back to back and turned up the left corner and used a glue dot to adhere back. On the card base I glued a 6.5x5 pink card stock piece and stamped the word DREAM using brown ink (you can use any sentiment). then I adhered the gingham/dot paper on top of the pink. Next lay down a strip of double sided tape and I adhered a piece of pink ribbon then tied a bow using another piece and glued to left side of card. I sized the girl in photo shop to 4.5" tall and then cut her out and adhered her to top of ribbon strip on the right side of the card. Next I added a pearl button on folded area and a suger coated rose I got from Vintage Rose & Aster to the center of the bow. To finish add a bit of brown ink to cards edge and add a linner to envelope using the green dot paper.


here are some images for you to play with!

Happy Crafting everyone!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014


It is no surprise to everyone that I am obsessed with digital stamps, I love the fact that you can take them and manipulate them as well as make them what ever size you want to. So I thought it might be fun to share with my followers some amazingly cute spring and St Patricks digital stamps. I hope you have fun with them and dont forget leave a link in the comment section to any projects you do using them because I love seeing what you come up with!
Happy Crafting
Fripperies and butterflies

Thursday, February 13, 2014


I know alot of you are still covered in snow and ice but I thought it might be fun to inspire every one with a taste for spring....I love the color of the grass and sky in the is the most brilliant shades of blue and green like a fresh breath. And being that Gecko Galz is having their Spring Fling challenge this month (which if you have not checked it out do so they have AMAZING prizes) I thought it would be fun to do my own little taste of spring.
So what do you think of when you hear the word spring? leave a message to this post and let me know...and who knows maybe you might just get something springy and fun from me!
check back at the end of the month and see who gets my little spring prize pack!

Happy Crafting

Thursday, January 30, 2014


Hello Everyone!

So I love digital stamps and creating cards with them and thought it might be fun to pass on some great images for your to play with. So each month I will give away some amazing digi stamp images for your to play with along with some ideas I have done using digital stamps.
I hope you have fun with them and be sure and share your links to this posting of sops who sell your favorite  stamp images!
Happy Crafting

Have fun with them!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

TEMPLATE TUESDAY....Lets Make A Pillow Box!

Hello all my Friends and Fellow crafters!

Okay so I am trying to think up new fun things I can offer all my followers and friends, that will inspire everyone to do amazing paper crafts in 2014. And I thought it might be fun to bring back TEMPLATE TUESDAY. So each month we will have a template Tuesday and offer a fun templates that you can use to create gift boxes and favors.
So my first template is one of my favorites the Pillow Box, this makes great favor boxes for parties, showers and gift cards. You can use your own favorite papers or the pre designed templates that you can find on Pintrest or Etsy. Add a bit of ribbon, raffia, tags and flowers and make them personalized for your theme.

Just have fun with them!
Happy Crafting
Leanne Seed