Saturday, September 20, 2014


Created this layout of Sean and Vanessa's visit to meet her newest cousin, Corbin.  They are going to make great parents some day and seeing Sean hold this baby so lovingly makes me melt and look forward to the day when they have their own baby.  I used the Doodlebug Essentials Hip Hip Hooray kit for this layout.  I was challenged to use products using the word labor.
l:  letters, A:  arrows, B:  border, O:  orange, R:  robot
You can play along at the Paper Secrets challenge here until the end of the month.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Love Always The Twinery and Ruby Rock-It Blog Hop

We are so excited  here at The Twinery to be joining up with Ruby Rock-It for a wonderful 3-day blog hop! Each day, designers from both design teams will inspire you with projects created using our fabulous baker’s twine and a variety of products from Ruby Rock-It.
If you love retro and vintage styling you’ll love Ruby Rock-It. Old fashioned imagery blended with up-to-the-minute colour palettes capture the essence of what this brand is all about. Inspired by fashion, all lines are created with the traditional scrapbooking vibe in mind. We live by the motto Scrapping is love made visible – scrap a little love today with Ruby Rock-It.
You should have come to my blog via Tobi Crawford -  If you didn't you can start at the beginning of the hop at The Twinery -  

I was inspired by Ruby Rock-It's Oriental Chic line to create this Asian inspired fan for my sweetie. I cut the fan twice on my Silhouette and then popped up the butterfly and the top layer.  I used some Solid Midnight Blue and Blue Shimmer twine from The Twinery to weave through the bottom of the fan and tie a fun double bow.

Image of Solid Midnight Blue Twine SpoolImage of Blue Shimmer & Natural Twine Spool
Anita Mulcahey - * You are here
I am the last stop for today.  Be sure to hop each day and leave comments for some wonderful prizes.  The Twinery is giving away three spools of your choice and Ruby Rock-It is giving away the wonderful prize pack below.  


Monday, September 15, 2014

Happy Fall Y'All

I had so much fun creating this Fall banner to decorate my home for this colorful season.  I used glue to adhere the twine across my acorns and then trimmed them up with my good sewing scissors.  I used Capuccino and Flax twine for this fun project.  The colors are perfect for fall.  Be sure to check out The Twinery store to buy your twine for all your decorating and crafting needs.
crop fall-002


Hello House of Cards Color Challenge

Here is my DT entry for the Classic and Elegant team at House of Cards.  Be sure to play along with the challenge all month, using any style that you like or all of them.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Harvest Time

Here is a project that I had such fun creating.  I love these new milk bottles that are out and picked up a few at Michael's.  I used some vintage (last season, lol) Doodlebug for the leaves and used Wilton Cookie Pop sticks and wrapped them with some Doodlebug Washi.  This is for several challenges, including:

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Sweet Lily

Feels so good to be scrapping again.  I played along with this sketch from Paper Secrets and had to use the letters from the word swim on my layout.
S- So Noted line by Carta Bella, Stickers by Heidi Swapp, SVG files
W - Wood Hearts by Studio Calico
I - ink from Tim Holtz Distressed Ink, Gathered Twigs
M - Metal Clips from my personal stash

This is Lily and she is the first dog that my son has ever had and it was love at first sight.  He is almost 23 years old and his fiance has had many dogs in her life so far.  Vanessa really wanted a dog and easy going Sean said okay.  This dog adores my son and follows him everywhere.  She is a cuddler which is exactly how I would describe Sean.  Sean loves the movie Up, having been an Eagle Scout and he gives life to Lily's thoughts by talking like the dog in Up.  The photo on the right is of her while he was waxing his car.  His words for Lily were, "Let's go for a ride, I will drive!!"
The SVG files that I used came from Juliana Michaels brand new Etsy store called 17 Turtles and it is amazing.  You just have to check it out.  She is fabulously talented and I am so excited to support her.

Family Joy

Here is my layout for the current Creative Scrappers sketch using files from The Cut Shoppe, owned by my friend Ashley Horton.  These files are so fun.  Be sure to check out the challenge and play along.