Saturday, January 31, 2015

Valentine's Preparations!

Valentine's Day is only two weeks away!  It snuck up fast! I am crafting away for my mini sale tomorrow.  Orders for cards are due by Monday so I can get them out before V-Day.  Have a great Superbowl weekend everyone! (I'm rooting for the Seahawks)  <3  

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Wilton Class Week II

Here's the cake I made in week 2! 
I think it could've turned out better if the class wasn't so rushed, but it tastes fantastic!  

Wednesday, January 7, 2015


What I like to do on my day off....
A close reminder of Spring when the windchill is -30!
I am excited to start the Wilton courses tonight to learn the correct techniques rather than using YouTube! 
What is your favorite thing to do on your day off? Let me know in the comments!

Sunday, December 28, 2014


I'm super excited to say I now have 500 views on my blog!  Thanks to all of my wonderful viewers!

Hope everyone had a great holiday with family and friends!  2015 is right around the corner!  

Monday, December 22, 2014

Holiday Cupcake Toppers

*****Less than three days*****
These cute little decorations are perfect for holiday cupcakes or even cookies!  Take the pain out of using the decorating bags!  
My cupcake toppers are available for every holiday or event, even weddings!! 
Email me to order! ($3 for 12)
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Friday, December 19, 2014

Yummy Baking

Along side my papercrafting, I also love to bake!  Who knew???? 
I love decorating and adding new twists on the classic cut outs and thumb prints! 
***6 days 'till Christmas!***
More count down posts to come!  

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Merry & Bright

Hello all!  
My apologies for no posts in what- 3 mos?? That's crazy!!  Life is truly too busy! 
Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving with family and friends!  
Christmas is fast approaching the Christmas cards are streaming in the mail.  22 days.............
In case you're in a last minute pinch, I have plenty of Christmas gear leff!  Cards, cupcake toppers, gift bags, & tags!  
I will try my best to keep up with the posts throughout the holidays!!  Enjoy :)

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Questions? Orders?

Want to drop me a line?  How about placing an order?  You can do so by the comments section on my blog to your right, or emailing me:

My annual sale was a hit!  Thanks to those who stopped by.  I hope to see you again next year!! 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Card Stand!!

Good morning!

I've finally got my stand up and running!  It was an early morning with lots of work, but hopefully it will pay off.  Not to mention the week of non-stop preparation!  
Thanks to my local church for providing the space to make this all possible! :)

Thursday, July 24, 2014


Continuing with the baby theme, I created a few baby cards using some awesome paper I found.  I did girl, boy, and gender neutral cards. 
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Have a great rest of your week! :)

Monday, July 21, 2014

Elaborate Expecting

Do you know a mother to be?  
I created some fun ways to express your generosity for the next little one in your life.  These gift bags are an awesome way to wrap up any baby gift.  From girl to boy or even if you're not sure yet! ;). 
I'm getting geared up for my annual sale in Aug.!  So excited!  Only 176 cards to go......

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Awesome Grad Card!

The Class of 2014 has officially graduated!  Celebrate your grad with the perfect card! 
I used my favorite polka-dot paper for this one.
Enjoy the warm weather! 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Mother's Day is Coming....

This is your friendly 4 day warning until Mother's Day!  Don't forget mom!!
Sophisticated card for many occasions.  

I will gladly post some more M's Day ideas and cards later this week.

Enjoy your day!  It just started to thunderstorm where I am. :(. Bummer.


Friday, April 25, 2014

Fun Bulletin Boards!

Hello all!

My apologies for no posts.  Life is truely too busy!  I hope everyone had a nice Easter.

I dediced to "dec-out" my bulletin board with some fun letters and a cute owl.  I bent out the leaves for a neat 3D effect.  
Feel free to add comments below!  

Friday, March 14, 2014

Spring is in The Air...maybe

I am happy to report that it actually got up to 50 degrees today!  Although windy, I couldn't complain. :). 
Let's hope these cards make that permanent!  
Comment below to let me know your favorite (or least favorite) things about Spring!

Friday, February 28, 2014


Just a little Winter Blue's pick-me-up card!  These are nice for get well cards and notes. Have a good weekend!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Poll Answer!

The correct answer to this week's Valentine's Day poll was 1 billion.  Worldwide, there are 1 billion cards exchanged.  
Hope you had a lovely day!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Valentine's Day Smorgasbord!

My apologies for no posts in the past week.  Life is too busy!!  I hope you enjoy this "smorgasbord" of Valentine's Day cards.  (Yes, I had to Google how to spell "smorgasbord!"). 
Have a great weekend.
Don't forget to check out my new poll on the right side of your screen!  The answer will be revealed on Valentine's Day!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Valentine's Day Cupcake Toppers

Hello all!  It is quite chilly outside, so I decided it's a good day to craft!  Here's some how to instructions for the cupcake toppers.  Remember!  You don't need a Cricut to complete this one!  :)
Step 1:       (Makes 12)
Gather your supplies:
-hot glue gun
-24 2" round circles in your choice of color
-12 toothpicks
-12 decorations or embellishments 
Step 2-
-Glue all embellishments onto 12 circles.
Step 3-
-Hot glue toothpick on the back of each embellished circle.
Step 4-
-Hot glue another circle on top (side you want to see out) to cover the toothpick.
Step 5-
-Add writing or any other final embellishments and stick into a cupcake!  

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

New Cricut Machine!

Cricut released it's new machine into the family today!  It's called the Cricut Explore.  There is no screen, just like the Cricut Mini, and you need to have a laptop and design program to operate.  The settings are much simpler as you can see in the picture!  (Yay!)  The machine won't be available 'til February on HSN and March in stores.  If you don't have a Cricut, I highly recommend one.  This new machine looks like a great one for a beginner!  (I have the Expression 2.)
Find more info at
Easy Controls

The Cricut Explore

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Another Valentine's Day Card!

Hello Everyone!

Well, Valentine's Day is fast approaching, in fact, only one month away from today!  (My ordering deadline is Feb. 1st.) 
*Did you know?*    Valentine's Day is the third largest greeting card holiday after Christmas at #1 (not surprising!) and Mother's Day ringing in at #2.  :)

Thanks for visiting! 

"Be Mine with Sparkles" 


Saturday, January 11, 2014

It's Only a Little Over a Month Away!

You probably know what I'm talking about, right?  Hopefully you said Valentine's Day! 
It always seems harder to make cards for men because they can't be all frilly and cute, so I tried to make a more "manly" Valentine.  Trust me, it was a challenge.  To construct this one, I used the Cricut cartridges "Freshly Picked" and "Martha Stewart Holiday Cakes."   

Enjoy!  Don't forget, it's never too early to order (or start making) your Valentine's cards!  I will be posting many more pictures of Valentine's stuff and even a simple project that doesn't require a Cricut machine!  Stay tuned!!     

Friday, January 10, 2014

The Card for Bingo Lovers!

Ugh!  It is so nasty outside!  I got soaked, so I am writing as I dry off.  :)
I made this card utilizing my awesome Sizzix Boutique embossing machine with the Tim Holz Bingo design.  To make it a little more creative, I cut out plain red circles as the chips or markers and highlighted (or one of my favorite verbs that shouldn't be a verb, "Sharpied") the BINGO title and the FREE space with black Sharpie.
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Monday, January 6, 2014

Thank You Cards in the Cold!

The wind-chill is -45 degrees currently!  What better way to spend time inside than making cards!  I'm in the process of making thank you cards from Christmas, so I thought I would post a collage of some of them.  Cricut currently has a Valentine's Day cartridge on Craftroom, so I might have to check it out!  (Sorry the picture is sideways) 

Assorted Cricut thank you cards.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Cupcake Toppers!

I love to make these great little additions to cupcakes.  They're easy to do, and look so nice.  I will have how-to instructions next month for a Valentine's Day pattern!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Card Sampler...

Just a few cards I designed a while ago.  There are 2 birthday ones and an anniversary one.  


Welcome to my new blog!  I'm Anastasia, and I make unique, fun papercraft projects!  As my New Year's resolution, I hope to post often, but no guarantees! ;)  I do this mostly as a hobby, but every year I have an annual sale and you can also contact me anytime with orders.  Enjoy and please contact me through email with questions, comments, or orders!