Tuesday, June 29, 2010

praying for you

Just popping in to share a card...sorry about the quality of the photos...in a hurry today.

I used my PTI goodness for this card.

I know some of you must have noticed that I'm just not around as much....I just don't have enough time since I pretty much started 'doodling' full time. I decided to take a break from designing for DHD. With 3 kids running around...I just can't do everything I'd like to do. So it's illustrating that I'll mostly be focusing on...but I will do my best to pop by blog land. I have also received emails asking for buttons...I will be adding some more to my Etsy shop asap. Thanks for the interest!! ;)
Have a great day!!

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Monday, June 28, 2010

Christmas tags


I got some Christmas tags to share today using some DHD goodness!!!
I used Jen Allyson's Merry Little Christmas Papers digital kit.....just YUMMY!

I drew a simple Christmas tree on the green stripe pattern paper, cut it out and added some glitter.

Here's another tag...

How fun is it to add a photo!!

Here's a more simple one...

Thanks for stopping by!! Have a great day!

materials - digi kit (Merry Little Christmas Papers, Baby Mine), PTI duo distress inks, Memento tuxedo black ink, PTI buttons, twine, Spellbinders Poinsettia die, circle die, square scallop die, snowflake punch, PTI rickrack border, gems, sentiment stamps (Bo Bunny), Cuttlebug embossing folder
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Sunday, June 27, 2010



I'm on a mission to use up my scraps...so here's a little card I made. I just LOVE this little HA girl! I just LOVE the way the MEGA TALENTED Debbie does her bows and adds her sentiments to the bow.

Have a great day!

materials - stamps (Hero Arts, PTI), cardstock, copics, ribbon, glitter, ink (Memento -lady bug, tuxedo black)
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Saturday, June 26, 2010


Going through my scraps I cam across this stamped image that I won months ago (I got yummy pattern paper, buttons, ribbon and pre-stamped images)...so I made a quick card...

Remember the jars I bought....I couldn't help myself..I had to spray paint the lids! I like the way they turned out!

I spotted my buttons being used here, here, here, and here!! Should I do a BUTTONS SPOTTING!! ;)


Thanks for stopping by!! Have a great weekend!

materials - stamps (PTI-Polka Dot Basics II), ink (Memento-Lady Bug), ribbon, cardstock, glitter, copics, EK Success corner punch, pattern paper (BasicGrey)
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Friday, June 25, 2010


Happy Independence Day Hrvatska!

I found some great pictures on the internet of Croatia....


One of my FAVOURITE cities...Zadar!!


This is the bell tower of St. Anselm's church in the city of Nin (my mom is from Nin)...the bell tower is from the 12 century I believe...it's the church I got married in.

St. Anselm

And this BEAUTIFUL church is right next to the one I got married in!!! St. Križ is from the 9th Century. It takes my breath away every time I see it!

St. Križ

And this is 'our beach'.


My dad use to wear a shirt that said....
'Kiss me...I'm Croatian!'

Have a great day!!!
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Thursday, June 24, 2010

far out!

Just popping in to share this card I made using My Cute Stamps
Space Ships and Robots.

I created the base of the card using my Spellbinders Scallop Circle die and my regular hole punch.....and just punched the scallops to create the 'sun'.

I twisted strips of paper to create the 'fire'.

Thanks for stopping by!! ;)

materials - Spellbinders scallop circle die and circle die, hole puncher, PTI cloud die, glitter, glossy accents, ink (colorbox chalk ink-teal, memento tuxedo black, PTI distress ink duo), QuicKutz Sticky Note mini alphabet set, QuicKutz polka dots embossing folder, cardstock, DHD patter paper (grid-will find the exact name of the digi kit)
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Monday, June 21, 2010

Betsy's challenge


I just LOVE Betsy!! So I had no choice but to play along with her challenge!
And this is what I came up with...

This is the colour palette I chose...it's pretty hard for me to match up colours because I use my local craft store's cardstock here in Zagreb...but I did my best.

I used some of my SRM stickers and QuicKutz's Sticky Note Mini Alphabet Set to create my sentiment.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by! ;)

materials - digi stamp (HA Big Owl), cardstock, copics, pattern paper (Basic Grey, PTI), SRM stickers, QuicKutz Mini Alphabet set, Spellbinders (scallop circle die, circle die), zig/zag scissors, PTI duo distress inks.
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Thursday, June 17, 2010

last of the teacher's gifts


And it's the last day of school!!.....and the last of the teacher's gifts. I made two of these for my daughter's daycare 'teta's'....in the Fall Mia will be a preschooler preparing for grade 1.
I can't give enough love to Teta Sandra and Teta Snježana but I can give them a few goodies.....

Just a little something to get their summer rolling. You'll notice the Oreo's!!! Croatia didn't get Oreo's until recently.....I have gone YEARS without Oreo's and then all of a sudden...a store called Muller opens and there it is!!! And all of a sudden I'm 10 pounds heavier!! ;)

And like the tag says....THANK YOU.... to the Teta's and teachers for their hardwork!!
God bless!
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another tag

Here's a tag for another teacher...I just need to find a gift bag...preferably a 'kraft paper' one...I have some at home but they're pretty big....need a smaller one.

I used some Hero Arts goodies!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

materials - Hero Arts stamps (CG102, LP130, CL342), cardstock (green-Basic Grey), string, button (PTI), EKSuccess border punch, SU butterfly die, ribbon, Quickutz embossing folder, colorbox chalk ink (turquoise), memento black ink.
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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

teacher's gift

Well....I survived grade 1!!! ;) I'm so proud of my son...he did just FANTASTIC even with his little problem of not knowing how to speak Croatian 100%.

I worked as a teacher for a few years and have to say they don't get enough love!! It's a demanding job but so rewarding. I don't think I'd ever go and do it again but I learned so much the years I taught...btw I taught English (as a foreign language).

So here's a gift for my son's first grade teacher....

I used some of my new PTI goodies that my goddaughter brought back with her from her trip to Washington. I avoided the ridiculous international shipping costs!

Doesn't my handmade 'woodgrain' button go great with PTI's wood grain embossing plate!! ;)

I found these cute jars on sale....only had 2 but I'm hoping they will be getting more. I'm tempted to spray paint the lids....or maybe I should just leave it...I've got this 'chrome' spray paint...I'll see...

I'll be back with some more teacher's gifts...I've got my daughter's teacher's gift at daycare/preschool.
Thanks for stopping by!!

materials - stamps (PTI), embossing plate (PTI), SU butterfly die, string, handmade button, colorbox chalk ink, memento black ink, EK Success border bunch, cardstock, felt
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Monday, June 14, 2010

I just gotta share!

OK......so I just HAVE to share this!!
Rock Star Jennifer McGuire used my handmade fimo buttons!!!!

Not that I don't appreciate all you other Rock Stars that use my buttons!! ;)

Busy week for me........it's the last week of school....working on some projects...will share soon.
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Friday, June 11, 2010



I made two tags today using this set from My Cute Stamps.

Fill up a paper bag with some sweet treats and close it up with this tag....I think kids would dig it!! ;)
I added glossy accents to the space ship.

And here's the second tag....I'm just loving these cloud dies by PTI!!

I used the stars from My Cute Stamps Spaceship and Robots set to create the strip of pattern paper by just randomly stamping the stars all over...

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a great weekend!

materials - stamps (My Cute Stamps, PTI, Hero Arts), Pattern Paper (PTI), dies (PTI), ink (colorbox chalk ink, memento black ink),digi kit (DHD),  string, handmade polymer clay button, wooden clothes pin
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Monday, June 7, 2010

it's gonna be a busy month..

Monday already!!! I popped in to announce the winner of my digi stamp Harry but before I do I want to share a project I did. I wanted to add some colour to this frame in my daughters room...she LOVES pink and has now added red as a fav too.

So as you can see on the photo I used Memento's Lady bug on pink cardstock (that I traced and cut out) and stamped polka dots (I used PTI's Polka Dot Basics II...LOVE LOVE it) all over it.

Mia just LOVES how it turned out!

And now the winner...........

Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2010-06-07 07:52:24 UTC

ivy said...
i would LOVE to play with harry! so cute

Congrats Ivy...please email me so I can send Harry to you.

Busy busy in June....I've got 80 wedding Thank You cards to make, lots of doodling for stamps.....I'll be popping in to share some DT cards this week...so see you soon!
Have a great day!
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Saturday, June 5, 2010



Introducing Harry!!! Yes...it seems I have a thing for doodling little monsters! ;) But doesn't he make you smile?!!
He will be available at Squigglefly.

I just received this stamp set by Sassafras I LOVE it!! I used it on the above card to add a little stitching since I have no clue on how to use a sewing machine.

And here's a Father's Day card I made using Harry for my husband who like CAS cards.

I think he'll like it! ;)

Please go and check out what my TALENTED DT created!

And now to announce the winner of my gold fimo buttons....

Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2010-06-05 08:46:38 UTC

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...
beautiful card!!I am guessing you got the woodgrain pattern from an embossing folder?

The first person that was randomly picked was  actually Alice...but since she's on my design team...she'll be getting my buttons anyways...;)....so congrats Stephanie...email me your address!

And to make my 'woodgrain buttons' I used this stamp

And speaking of stamps I just LOVE background stamps and I HAVE TO HAVE these... 

Ok...too long of a post!!! ;) If you'd like to win Harry then please leave a comment and I'll randomly choose a winner on Monday.
Have a great weekend!!

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