Parisian Gardens

Hello All, today I am sharing some tags I made for  Meg’s Garden.


Having a general clean out in my craftroom I came across a pack of vanilla tags that I’d forgotten about. We crafters don’t like to waste anything as you know, and together  with the gorgeous Parisian Gardens Paper collection from Meg’s Garden , I decided to create some tags.

The tags are approximately 4″ x 6″ and have a nice shaped top.  To begin, I traced the shape of the tag onto my chosen designer paper and cut it out. There is a hole with a fairly large eyelet in the top of each tag and I wondered how I could cover the tag neatly. Luckily I discovered that my 1/2″ punch fitted  perfectly  around the eyelet. I glued the paper to the tag and sponged the edges before embellishing.

I used images from a few different Meg’s garden paper collections to complete the tags – for a full list of products used see bottom of this post. As well as the Cut and Create sheets that come with the Parisian Gardens collection I used images from the Lady’s Ephemera collection too.

Here is a closer look at each tags:



Sorry for orientation of the last photograph – I accidentally deleted a folder containing the edited version. This is my favourite of the three.

  • Cut and Create sheets from Parisian Gardens collection
  • Lady’s Ephemera Pages
  • Spring Pastels Paper Collection
  • Words from All of the above collections
  • Flowers and leaves – Meg’s Garden
  • Ribbon  – Meg’s Garden
  • keys and metal heart –  Meg’s Garden
  • from my stash – buttons, chains, metal bicycle, inks, netting, elaborate heart, twine, bling.

What I like most about making these types of tags is that they can so easily be turned into pretty greeting cards. They would also make excellent additions to your mini albums and other vintage creations.

Thank you for stopping by today.

Tip: There are some fabulous bargains available in the Meg’s Garden Clearance section.





My new wall design

I want to thank Kelley’s DIY for this idea. I am really happy with how it has turned out.  I collected together lots of pieces that were on shelves and bookcases around the room and with the help of my better half and some Commander hanging strips, we got to work.



I will add a few more pieces as they come to hand but it is a much more interesting and pleasant place to check my emails and create my blog posts.  Thanks Kelley.

Another Wedding Project

Wedding Explosion Box 009

Wedding Explosion Box 009

This was originally posted a few years ago (wordpress is being difficult today and I can’t scroll through my posts past a certain point so I am not able to link to the original post).

One of the ladies who regularly comes to classes asked if we could make something special for a family wedding she was attending. The above is the ‘explosion’ box that we made. As you can imagine this box was fairly high in labour  and took several days to complete, with ideas being shared and decorations purchased.

I have since learned that the lady for whom the box was made has never commented on it at all – personally I think that is a little odd.  But once a project, be it a card or something more exotic, is given to the recipient should we still hold some sort of hold over it?  Should we expect a comment on how clever we are, or how beautiful or grateful the recipient is?

When you love to create pretty things, perhaps that is where it ends.  You create, you give that is the joy of it.

I’m sorry my friend’s family member wasn’t impressed with her gift, but we were so proud of our achievement and perhaps that should be enough.

Let me know your thoughts.

Thank you for stopping by today.

Happy creating.


Spellbinders Wedding Series


This Die set is perfect for a simple but pretty wedding congratulation card.

The die set contains a Card,  Envelope and Liner with two fancy cutting pieces that can be used in a few ways.  There is also a curly label surround.


I started with a piece of white embossed cardstock from a Stampin’ UP! collection of several years back, so no longer available.  I cut the flap section with one of the envelope decorative panels.


I added a simple lace belly band and rose from Meg’s Garden to hold the flap closed without having to resort to tape or glue.    I stamped the greeting in Versamark and silver embossing powder and mounted the card on silver foil cardstock also from Stampin’ UP!

I made a few of these using different designer papers and ribbon and flowers.


Thanks for stopping by today.


Meet and Greet: 1/21/17

The best way to meet new bloggers and to get your own blog known to a wider audience.

Dream Big, Dream Often


It’s the Meet and Greet weekend everyone!!  Strap on your party shoes and join the fun!  

Ok so here are the rules:

  1. Leave a link to your page or post in the comments of this post.
  2. Reblog this post.  It helps you, it helps me, it helps everyone!
  3. Edit your reblog post and add tags.
  4. Feel free to leave your link multiple times!  It is okay to update your link for more exposure every day if you want.  It is up to you!

  5. Share this post on social media.  Many of my non-blogger friends love that I put the Meet n Greet on Facebook and Twitter because they find new blogs to follow.

See ya on Monday!!

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Some words of advice from an Old Farmer

Advice from An Old Farmer

Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.
Keep skunks and bankers at a distance.
Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.
A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor.
Words that soak into your ears are whispered… not yelled.
Meanness don’t jes’ happen overnight.
Forgive your enemies; it messes up their heads.
Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you.
It don’t take a very big person to carry a grudge.
You cannot unsay a cruel word.
Every path has a few puddles.
When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.
The best sermons are lived, not preached.
Most of the stuff people worry about ain’t never gonna happen anyway.
Don’t judge folks by their relatives.
Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
Live a good, honorable life… Then when you get older and think back, you’ll enjoy it a second time.
Don ‘t interfere with somethin’ that ain’t bothering you none.
Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a Rain dance.
If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin’.
Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got.
The biggest troublemaker you’ll probably ever have to deal with, watches you from the mirror every mornin’.
Always drink upstream from the herd.
Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment.
Lettin’ the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin’ it back in.
If you get to thinkin’ you’re a person of some influence, try orderin’ somebody else’s dog around..
Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.
Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you.
Most times, it just gets down to common sense.