Wednesday, March 28, 2012


I wanted to share a quick project that I just made. It was super easy and I just love how elegant it looks. I used the 'in bloom' freebie that was featured in this weeks newsletter from Designs on Cloud 9. I made three different size blooms and just glued the biggest to smallest on a branch that was just on the ground in my yard. I thought it went perfect with this vase that one of my nieces gave me several years ago.

 I originally made it for my mother but think it looks pretty great on my make-up table :)

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


Hello again. Welcome to my newest scrapbook layout. It features the 'which came first the chicken or the Easter egg' pattern set from Designs on Cloud 9.
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This is the first 'job' using my new sewing machine. I obviously need more practice, but love it. It is amazing how much technology has improved over the years. I love how quick and easy this new machine is. Stay tuned for some great things to come.

Monday, March 26, 2012


   Here she is... my newest baby girl 'Curvy'. Isn't she amazing? I got her from Joann's (on sale).
      I can't wait to play with her. I just love her. Stay tuned for some amazing projects featuring some great stitching from this baby!!!


   Hi again. I have another Easter layout to share with you. Look how cute these guys are.
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       What a cute bunny butt huh? I just love how this chocolate bunny came out ~ yum. I used Tulip Slick paint to achieve the chocolate wet look.
I just love how fuzzy these guys came out. Triple layers of mulberry paper gave them both the hairy look.
Stay tuned I have a few more Easter items coming up in the next week.

Monday, March 19, 2012


 Hi again, here is a two page layout featuring the 'Easter Treats' pattern set from Designs on Cloud 9.
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   I love this cutie. I wish you could see the chocolate glaze on the rabbit. Yum!  
                                     Thanks for looking peeps :)


Hello everyone. I have some sad news coming from a-prata-designs studio, my Singer advanced sewing machine has passed on. Some of my followers may have noticed my stitching absent from my work over the last few weeks and so this is why. I brought her to be looked at and was hoping for some good news. Unfortunately I was told it was over, they just couldn't save her. Although there could never be a replacement for her, but I am hoping for a different working machine in a few weeks or so.

Friday, March 16, 2012


Hello again. I absolutely LOVE this flower ~ it is by far my most favorite. It has a lot of pieces but when it comes together it is so beautiful.
I apologize for the poor quality photos. I did not realize they were so dark until now. The pictures do not do this flower justice!!!
Just like most of the other flowers that I have featured, this is a high 3D flower ~ not really suitable to be inside a scrapbook but great for a greeting card, package, alter art etc. The colors are limitless also. I just love it. Thank you so much to SVG Cuts for the pattern. I know when I started this series, I said that I would do it just til Spring but I love making flowers. So stay tuned for more to come.

Sunday, March 11, 2012


Welcome to the Disney Gives Back Blog Hop. This wonderful blog hop was created out of a desire to give back to a wonderful organization called Crops of Luv. Throughout the hop, you will see layouts from talented crafters who have chosen to give back and help make these children's days brighter.
Crops of Luv makes albums for Make A Wish Albums for families who go to Disneyland or World. Please visit and support each crafter and also if you would like to make layouts for Crops of Luv you can do so by contacting.... Crops of Luv at

If you came here from then you are in the right place. If you just happened upon this blog by email or web surfing, please go back to the beginning at and visit the hop from the beginning. You don't want to miss out on any of these amazing layouts.

Our grand prize blog candy is a set of Stamps from CardzTV Stamps set Encouraging Thoughts. This is one of my favorite stamp sets that Mary has made this far. You get one entry for hopping with us and a 2nd entry if you make a 2 page layout for Crops of Luv and mail it. Post your layout to the Mr. Linky here then mail it to:
Crops of Luv
11424 S. Pawnee Circle
Phoenix AZ 85044

                                   Here is my complete layout.
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A huge thank you to Designs on Cloud 9 for the used the 'happy tourist', the 'magical memories' and the 'curly flower' patterns.
  I love how the mickey rose came out :)

Now you are onto our next crafty friend

Thank you for joining us and helping us give back to Crops of Luv.

Here is a copy of the whole list of bloggers in case you get lost:

Saturday, March 10, 2012


We are so close to 'daffodil days'. I love this time of year when the American Cancer Society does their fundraiser with this great flower. The colors are always so bright and cheerful, especially after a long dreary winter. Here are what the pieces look like...
So sorry for the blurred pics. But this flower is really pretty and super easy to make.
Once again, this flower is very high when completed so it would be best used on an altered art project or a gift box/bag.  Thanks again to SVG Cuts for the use of this pattern. It is definitely is one of my favorites! Happy Spring!!

Saturday, March 3, 2012


In honor of my birthday, I decided to feature some the newest Designs on Cloud 9 pattern sets. Page one shows two cuties from the 'look who's' set.
Page two features the girl from the same set, but the cake and ice cream are from the 'birthday girl' set.
I just LOVE how the cake came out all glittery~yum.

   I also used the DC9 weekly freebie, 'make a wish' title piece.

Thanks so much for looking and sharing a bit of my birthday with me :)

Friday, March 2, 2012


Welcome again to 'fabulous flower Fridays'. I thought I would feature the spider mum today. I love this flower. I love how many petals and leaves it has, and how they got in all different directions.
These are really big flowers and are just perfect for gift boxes or bags. Of course all fall colors would be perfect for this pattern.
A big thank you to SVG Cuts for the pattern. I hope to make a bunch of these in all different colors as we get closer to 'mum' season. Stay tuned :)