Designs By Mary Rudakas

I love the nuances of the seasons.  For example, the beginning of Spring is so different from the end of Spring.  I notice new subtleties and insights each year, like revisiting a favorite book or movie.  What could be more fun than hailing fresh new trends while observing some of Earth’s oldest celebrations?
— Mary

Deluxe Pinwheel Assembly Video Tutorial

Welcome Spring winds with these big festive beauties! Decorate your house or porch, bring them to a baby shower, adorn a gift with one, create a centerpiece around one for a family picnic and take photos of people enjoying them!

Mary's Corner - Generations of Moms Scrapbook Page

I had fun pairing this pretty K&Company paper with the Extras in our new Mother's Day Cards SVG Kit to create a pretty page for my scrapbook! The cheerful yet elegant colors and ladylike patterns were perfect. I used the Vines Square element in the background, backed by a blacked-out version of itself in a […]

Mary's Corner - Sweet Garden Scrapbook Page

I'm so stoked about this page! I've been seeing potted hydrangeas for sale this week at my local Whole Foods and am enchanted by the big pom-pom clusters of pink blossoms. I worked with our Moonlight Garden Party SVG Collection and scrapped this adorable photo of Leo's mom with her new Grandbaby from this Easter.

Mary's Corner - Garden Invitation

I'm so happy with this gorgeous summer party invitation, and can’t wait to mail them! Better yet, you could totally change the caption to “Happy Birthday” or “Thank You,” etc. I always have an upcoming birthday or a thank-you note to send.

Mary's Corner - Made With Love by Jackie Moon Photo Shoot

I loved scrapping these photos of me and my very dear best friend Jackie Moon! Not only did she crochet these accessories--she designed them! (You can download her designs at Made With Love by Jackie Moon.) I LOVE Jackie's style--natural, feminine, laid-back--so what better place for a photo shoot than the forest? We modeled her […]

Mary's Corner - Baby Ryan's Birthday Card and Gift Tag

My little baby nephew Ryan turns one soon and I found the neatest handmade baby toys for him on Etsy! A Crinkle Sensory Toy from IcingOnTheCupcake and a Ribbon Play Ball from MamaMade. I love supporting independent crafters and I love that the toys are special, one-of-a-kind, and made with love. Of course I had […]

Mary's Corner - Whimsical Spring Cards

I just picked up some fresh, adorable Spring paper by American Crafts - the Dear Lizzy Line. Such pretty color combinations and graphics! I picked out my favorite four sheets and here's what I did with them! The ribbons, stamps and most of the brads are also from the same line. These came out so […]

Mary's Corner - Mariposa Scrapbook Pages

I just love the Mariposa Stack by DCWV with its vintage butterfly and garden themes. It's just what I need to see - I'm so ready for Spring!! Lately I've stopped wearing my winter hat, hoping I can single-handedly hurry Spring along. It's working!! I used a few of our Breezy Meadow Butterflies and some […]

Mary's Corner - Dawn's Birthday Extravaganza

Throw the hippest birthday on the block! I had my nieces in mind whose birthdays are coming up this Spring. I made a birthday card for the special gal, an invitation to invite all her best friends, a favor box to make for everyone maybe with a cool necklace or bracelet inside, a favor bag […]

Mary's Corner - Valentine Bags

I got the cutest Valentine paper by K&Company that's zoo-themed this month at Michael's and had to see how our Betty's Bags and Boxes would look done up for V-Day. It was fun! I think I will actually make some bracelets for some girlfriends out of rose quartz beads to put in these.