Monday, January 18, 2010

King Arthur's Birthday, Over the Moon...and a Sweet Fairy Shadowbox...

Good evening, everyone!  Hope it's been a beautiful day for you! 

Had a busy day today--no school, my husband had the day off...crazy, stormy weather, and my Mom arrived to stay for a couple of weeks...


...and I can't forget to wish you a Happy King Arthur's Birthday today before it's over! 

(Okay, I know there's no King Arthur's Birthday...but we "celebrate" it in our family!  Here's the deal...my sister Becky had a little planner book when she was about 8 years old.  She left it open on her bed, and like a nosy, much-older sister would do, I looked at what she had written there...important things needing to be accomplished by an 8-year old...and there I gleefully discovered "King Arthur's Birthday--no school!" 

Of course, she had mistaken Martin Luther King Day for King Arthur...get it?!)  Our "celebration" of the day usually entails calling or emailing my sister and never letting her forget it! 

Now, on to slightly more serious things...!

Just a couple of things to share that I've been making with the fabulous new "Fairy Scraps" from Crafty Secrets.  These are absolutely gorgeous and so much fun to use!  They'll be available at and after CHA...

First, a a card I made just for fun because I couldn't wait to use this adorable image...



Love this sweet girl sitting on the moon!  The soft, fluffy pink pom-poms seemed like the perfect trim for this card...had to add some silver Stickles for a starry sky...



The colors of these scraps are so rich and lovely--the images so fun and offer so many fun possibilities!

Next, a shadow-box card made with Vicki Chrisman's amazing new die-cut design--she's got such great vision and is so creative!  Sorry the photos aren't the best--hard to take good photos on these gloomy days...oh, well!



Look how it stands up on it's own--isn't that great?!  No propping up required!  Great design, Vicki!



Just had to put this happy baby on the nest...why, I don't know!  Isn't it wonderful that the window looks like a little stage...complete with curtains!



A beautiful bluebird on the side panel...the little poem is from Crafty Secrets' "Birds and Botanicals" Images & Journal Notes booklet...



I love these sassy girls!  Wonder what they're saying?  Makes me think of the little line my girls always say in jest..."Secrets don't make friends"!

It's meant to close up beautifully, which it does...and can be tied with a ribbon or whatever you choose...my photos of it closed didn't turn out well, but if you go to Vicki's blog, you'll see it all closed up neatly! 

Well, that's it for the cards tonight...got more to show you tomorrow.  I took some pictures of my "new" antique piano today, but they were all blurry, so I'll try again in the morning.

Hope you have a wonderful night--we'll chat tomorrow!

Sweet dreams!