Wednesday, April 1, 2015


Here is my layout that I created for the Product Spotlight today at Paper Issues for Simple Stories I Am.  This was such a fun cruise and it was so much fun to create with this line.  

Dreaming 12x12 Paper-Simple Stories-I AmCourageous Gold Foil 12x12 Paper-Simple Stories-I AmGrateful Gold Foil 12x12 Paper-Simple Stories-I Am
Be sure to look for these items and more for this gorgeous line in the Paper Issues store.  

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Kaisercraft Design Team 2015 Entry

I had a great time creating this layout of my beautiful daughter using Wanderlust by Kaisercraft.  The papers and embellishments are wonderful to work with and were a perfect match for the photos from our trip to Nashville.

Here are some close ups so that you can see the embellishments that come in the paper pack.  
This is probably the most fun I have had making an altered item in a long time.  I used a chalk board and decorated it with Kaisercraft's Shine Bright collection.  These are engagement photos of my son and his fiance.  I am hosting a dessert buffet before the wedding for out of town guests and I have a chalk board theme so this worked perfectly.  The embellishments that come with this kit are fabulous.
Here is a close up view of some of the stickers that are in the paper pack.
Lastly, I created a vintage inspired card using Betsy's Couture by Kaisercraft.  This paper line is fabulous.  I used the 6X6 paper pad which has the embossed papers which you can see above and the Collectables pack as well.  I am going to tuck this card away into my stash for a special person.
Thanks for looking and be sure to check out these lines and many other fabulous one's from Kaisercraft.
Project Materials:
Kaisercraft Collections:  Wanderlust, Shine Bright and Betsy's Couture, Betsy's Couture Collectables
Chalk Board
Sequins by Doodlebug
Sakura Gel Pen
Sewing Machine

Friday, March 27, 2015

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Sharing my DT card for this week's challenge at CASE-ing Christmas.  Below is the card that I was working from, my fellow teammie Judy made this gorgeous card.  It makes me think of paint chips with a little bling.

Judy's Original Card
Be sure to check out the challenge at CASE-ing Christmas.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Inspire Me CardMaker

Mason Jar Flower Arrangement | VIBEKE DESIGN We have beautiful arrangements like these on!

We have had a really rough winter here in MA and I was inspired by this gorgeous arrangement of flowers from Pinterest to create this card.  I am in love with these word wood chips from Freckled Fawn.  This card was so easy to create using dies from Memory Box and My Favorite Things.
This side view shows the dimension on my flower as I popped up the green layer and pink center.  Spring is around the corner and I can't wait.
Supplies Used:
Memory Box Die Joyful Bouquet #98856
My Favorite Things Die Plentiful Petals
Lawn Fawn Petite Paper Pack #LF818
Freckled Fawn Word Wood Chips
Teresa Collins Wood/Cork Dots
Doodlebug Sprinkles
Twine from personal stash

Friday, March 20, 2015

Squarely Quilted

I am so in love with these new fabrics from Love My Fabrics.  I whipped up this quick quilt in a weekend using this gorgeous grey, navy and bright yellow coordinating fabric. The pattern is called Little P Though the Looking Glass by It's Sew Emma.   Be sure to check out the Love My Fabrics store and sister Love My Tapes store on Etsy.  The quilting was done by Quilts Everlasting.  Debbie is fabulous and does such a wonderful job.  Use my name if you send anything her way to be quilted.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Hello Friend CardMaker Magazine and Sakura Blog Hop

Hello Everyone:
Happy Monday.  We are starting off this week with a really fun blog hop with my fellow DT members from CardMaker Magazine Blog and Sakura.  We were lucky enough to receive some wonderful products from Sakura which I used on the card above.

I used a Memory Box Die called Verona Bouquet which was perfect for outlining with the Sakura Gelly Roll Classic White Pen.  This pen is so smooth when you work with it and dries very quickly so you don't have to worry about smudging it.  

The Quickie Glue Pen is one of my favorites and is perfect for gluing down delicate pieces of paper.  I always have a stash of them on hand for these types of projects.  If you didn't come to my blog as part of the hop you are going to want to go to the CardMaker Magazine blog and start hopping there.  You should have come to my blog from the very talented Lisa Lahiff's blog and next you will be going to the amazing AJ Otto's blog.  I have also included the whole hop list below for ease of hopping.  

Here’s the blog hop list:
CardMaker: < < - - - - Start hopping here
Anita Mulcahey: < < - - - - You are here
*AJ Otto: < < - - - - You are going here next

Project Materials:
Sakura of America White Classic Gelly Roll Pen, Quickie Glue Pen
Bazzill Cardstock
Memento Ink, Grape Jelly
Sizzix, Big Kick


Friday, March 13, 2015

Warm Winter Wishes

Hello, friends!  Welcome to CASE-ing Christmas!  We are a weekly challenge devoted to the holiday season--year round! ;)  How does this challenge work?  It's easy!  We give you a card to CASE and you CASE it!

If you've never CASEd a card, here's what you need to do:

  1. Look at the CASE card photo.
  2. Be inspired by some element of the card.  This could be colors, layout, image, etc.
  3. Make a card based on that inspiration.
See!  Easy peasy!  We cannot wait to see what you have for us this week and each week this year! Are you ready for the next CASE card?!  

Here it is ... 
Card by DT member Anita
So I am CASE-ing my own card for this challenge.  I stuck with the shape, bling and glitter paper.  What will you make of my card?  I can't wait to see what you make, please share it here.  My dear friend Kathy Skou created the Silhouette cut file, Hip to be Square, which you can download for free in the Paper Issues store.