~Webster's Love~

I hope you can forgive me for all the recent neglect.
The past couple of weeks have flown by quicker than usual.
Along with working up a storm (at the shop and at home), I also taught a class this past Wednesday night. It has all been a whirlwind, but a super fun one :) 

I loved spending time with a bunch of lively girls, as we attempted to create something, in between all the laughter and goofing off....I am also sure they hated me by end of the class as a result of my persistence in making all of the classes I teach so intensive in fussy cutting. 

I am not kidding, we did a LOT of tedious cutting, and plenty of layering...
And while I know it's not always fun during the process, I love to see everyone's faces light up with a big sense of accomplishment and pride once the projects are done. 

I am so happy to be back to teaching classes and sharing laughs...I am so blessed to be able to do this for a living. 
You know what else I am grateful for?
My amazing design team spot at Webster's!

Have I told you before how much I love Webster's Pages and all of their wonderful products?
I am sure I have...

But just in case you missed it, I'll tell ya again...
I love, love, love everything Webster's. On days when I need a little pick-me-up, all I need to do is look through my colorful collection of the beautiful papers, trinkets, and adornments, and somehow, life magically gets a little bit brighter. 

I had received my goodies a while back and have been so pre-occupied with life, that the DT box has barely been touched in recent days! 

Having had a busy bee life lately, I figured it was time for me to sit down and brew up something creative and give some much needed tlc to all the beautiful products just sitting there in that lonely box...

So here's what I've been up to all morning....And most of this afternoon :)

I found this little box while shopping the other day...The stock boy was just going to toss it. 
I am sure he could have tossed me too, when I shrieked with excitment and begged him not to throw it away :) 
So, after heading home (all proud and happy with my little find) I brainstormed some ideas on what I would use it for! I settled on the idea of creating a gift box to hold some cards!

The box is just be perfect size to hold a few cards I whipped up (see rest of post below), and I loved the combination of all of the lovely Webster's papers and the gorgeous colors!

In addition to the WP papers, I used some gorgeous vintage trim, a beautiful flower & a lovely butterfly pin (oh how it sparkles!!!) and lots of vintage white paint :)

Here's a close up of the lid top with that beautiful butterfly :)

And a peek at all the lovely trim :)

Now I want to show you the cards I created to go inside the gift box...

I picked a few items I've been itchin to use, like a lovely purple butterfly paper, and the darling purple 6x6 paper from Webster's
I created three cards to go into the box, using all the same papers I had set aside!
 It was such a breeze with all my goodies pre-picked!

For this card, I used a combination of Winter Fairy Tale papers and some pretty stamps from My Mind's Eye.

The little button is by Maya Road and the beautiful eyelet trim is from Webster's Pages.

I added a teeny bit of embossing powder to the sentiment and a little vintage, hand-dyed ribbon bow.

I must add how much I'm lovin this color palette :)

Next up - card two - Same papers, completely different design. 
Along with the Webster's paper, I used more stamps from My Mind's Eye (the little teal/white doily) and a button and chipboard frame by Maya Road.

I love the beautiful fairy and just had to add her to this card :)


I used a chipboard heart as an accent and you can learn how to make this heart right here, in my Shabby Chic Simplified class at Miss Arts Paper Crafting School!

Close up of the button - I inked and painted the lil guy and then adorned him with white paper string (a total fave!)

And lastly, card 'numero trois' - I couldn't resist those little birds :) Can you blame me? They are sooooo cute!

I added in a stamped sentiment using My Mind's Eye clear stamps....

Liquid pearls and a few punched edges...

Eeek! Those little birds are just so cute I had to show them to ya again! tee hehe

Oh and lastly, a little purple house form this beautiful Webster's paper...I wish I lived in a purple house!:)

Oh, I must say, it feels SO good to be back! And it's just wonderful to get a break form the daily 'usual' and all the wedding planning.

But all great things must come to an end, and it's my time to jet now as I've got yummy supper and more creating waiting for me :)
Hope y'all have a lovely day!


p.s. Why didn't anyone warn me about planning a wedding 6000 miles away? (mom - this doesn't include you :P as you know I wouldn't have listened anyway hehe)


  1. A delicious box of such loveliness! I do wish my cards came out this beautifully, I'm trying!

  2. Ivana, your creations are always drop dead gorgeous!! Am enjoying all the details at the close-ups, thank you for sharing this. Have a happy Sunday, yeah!! :D

  3. Everything is so pretty. I love the white embossing with all the pastel colors. I can't imagine how you can get everything done and plan a wedding! Wow, you go girl!
    P.S. Mom's are sometimes, maybe, slightly right. (just don't ever tell them that)

  4. This is absolutely fabulous, I love your work!!!

  5. oh that's brilliant! love it.

  6. Hi Ivana! :)

    GORGEOUS work sweetie!! Super creative and... oh soooooo inspiring!! You're one busy girl with planning a wedding and teaching and creating...! Enjoy every minute of your wedding planning... it's a really special time for both of you that you'll treasure forever!!!!

    God bless & big, big hugs...


  7. I have been a busy girl too and had to catch up to see what you have been up too.....absolutely gorgeous cards...and the box is saaaweeet!! (ear to ear grinning)......one more thang.....you are going to be a beautiful bride !!!!!

  8. This is my first visit to your blog, Ivana....and it is ABSOLUTLEY GORGEOUS....as is this box of cards....I agree with you....the color scheme is LOVELY!

    I look forward to following your blog in the future! ....Patty

  9. It;s adorable...Purple with white and other...fabulous combo....very graceful card....

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