Thursday, February 23, 2012


So, I have not had much time for crafting lately...I am back to school for my Bachelors degree evenings while working during the day and having a large, my card sending has been sporatic at best (so if you had a big event and I missed it, I am sorry).

A friend of mine did get a new job recently after having not worked outside of her home since the birth of her children. I felt this was a big event, so I wanted to make her a card. Of course for a congratulations card I thought of my Bella stamps from and went with Winobella! She is always willing to toast!

I also knew I wanted to use this new filagree die from Papertrey ink. I found this purple paper from stampin' up and chose to go with yellow and purple, I love these two colors together. I used my copic markers to color my bella and her wine and then used pale blue to sponge around the frame of the main image. I used stitching for texture on the card front and attached the filagree to the left side. Finally I added a piece of white card stock that I cut by hand in a wavy pattern and Wrote the word congratulations. I usually like to stamp the sentiment because I don't always like my writing on cards, but I could not find a good Congratulations stamps so I went with it and was happy with the results.

I hope she liked the card and just want to remind everyone that sending a card is a nice gesture, doesn't cost a lot and can make someone smile! Why not send a card today?

Have a great weekend~
~melanie :)

Friday, February 10, 2012

Sew Cute!

Okay this week I made the cutest thing! I saw it first on this blog: Crafti Staci and I knew I had to make one!

Isn't this sew cute? I think so.
It is a coffee sleeve/coffee cozy! It is reversible, washable and insulated with the same material inside pot holders to keep you from burning your fingers on your coffee cup!
I love it!

Below you can see the two fabrics I used:

This is what it looks like when it is not on a cup:

This is the brown side of the sleeve:
And finally the colorful side again:

This could easily be folded up and tucked into your purse or your glove compartment.
Wouldn't this make a great gift to go with a gift card to your friend's favorite coffee shop?

I am planning on making these and posting them in my online store:

I can't wait to make other colors! I hope you enjoyed my new project today, it's supposed to be a cold and snowy weekend her in Mass. Perfect for crafting because who wants to venture out in the cold? Hopefully it won't be two months before I post again! lol

Have a great weekend!
~melanie :)