Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge #24

Hello and welcome to another Paper Sweeties Inspirational Challenge!!! The new theme for you this month is "Happy Fall".  I hope you will hop along with the Paper Sweeties Design Team as we share our inspiration from this months theme.
I started with a Pumpkin Orange card base and matted it with an embossed Lunch Bag Kraft cardstock  layer. I used my cameo to cut several fall leaves to layer behind my focal image. Prior to adding them to the card, I spritzed with Mister Huey's Pinstripe Mister and rumbled the up a bit.  The stamped images are from Paper Sweeties Give Thanks set.  I used a piece of Harvest Gold Hemp Cord to die a double bow and added it to card front for an embellishing touch. 
Here is the inspiration photo!

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the DT made.
We hope you will play along with us this month. If you don't have any Paper Sweeties stamps at the moment. Why don't you try one of their free digital images available for download?  
The Paper Sweeties challenge will run for the entire month. You can play along as many times as you wish and combine with as many other challenges as you want — the more times you play, the more chances you have to win! The challenges will end at 12 pm EST on the last day of each month. The new challenge and winner will be revealed on the 1st of each month!
Have a GREAT day!
~Tammy~

Monday, September 29, 2014

The Kraft Journal #191 - Buttons & Bows {Halloween Style}

Good Monday Morning!

I made a Halloween card for this weeks "Buttons and Bows" challenge at The Kraft Journal.  I began my card with a base made from Buff Ivory Cardstock.  I then took Halloween patterned paper (I've had in my stash forever) and joined them together and distressed the edges. 

I trimmed the panel of patterned paper smaller than the base and added to the card front.  Next I took a length of Vintage Winter White Hand Stained Bias Tape and wrapped it around the card and created a fussy bow embellished with a orange button laced with Orange Baker's Twine

I stamped the Boo sentiment from My Creative Time Fright Night Stamp Set to a vintage Halloween label and added to the center of the card. I then printed out some vintage Halloween images using Buff Ivory Cardstock. After trimming out the image I wanted, I placed it at an angle in the center of the label.   Finally I added three buttons to the right corner laced with Orange Baker's Twine for a final finishing touch.  

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Please be sure to head over to the The Kraft Journal to check out the projects by the other talented ladies.  We hope to see your "Buttons and Bows" creations in the gallery this week for your chance to be featured on our "Feature me Friday" post as well as be entered to win a $15.00 gift voucher from The Kraft Outlet store.


I hope you have a super wonderful week!
~Tammy~

Saturday, September 27, 2014

{Trendy Twine} Wishing you a Beautiful Day Card and Gift Box

Hello Friends,

I am over on the Trendy Twine Blog today sharing a card and gift box featuring Chocolate Cupcake Trendy Twine. You can find it now on sale. 
I started with a blush pink card base adding a mix of patterned paper joined by an embossed layer of brown kraft cardstock. I added part of a doily peeking out from underneath ruffled dictionary pages.  Next I took some yummy Chocolate Cupcake Trendy Twine and wrapped it muliple times around the card front adding a seam binding bow embellished with a brown button laced with Chocolate Cupcake Trendy Twine.  Lastly, I added a die-cut and sentiment to finish the card. 
I just love the cute little mini boxes!  I used the 2x2x2 Kraft Box and you can find these in packs of 10 at Annie's Paper Boutique.  I dressed up the box by wrapping more of the yummy Chocolate Cupcake Trendy Twine around the box and tie in a bow. The rest was dressing up the bow with some trimmings I had in my personal stash. 
Hope you enjoyed my project! Don't forget to check out The Twine It Up! with Trendy Twine Facebook Page!  
Chocolate Cupcake Trendy Twine - Pink & Brown Bakers Twine

I would also like to share at Scrapbook Blessings Club - Anything Goes.

I hope you have a wonderful crafty day!
~Tammy~

Monday, September 22, 2014

The Kraft Journal #190 - Spooky

Good Monday Morning!

This week at The Kraft Journal, we have a sketch for you to try! I hope you will join us. I would love to see my crafty friends art in our gallery this week.
I started with a card base of Blackboard Stock Paper  which I added a piece of patterned paper from a Graphic 45 Halloween stack.  I changed things up a bit from the provided sketch, and I replaced the circle with a layered die using patterned paper and Brown Kraft cardstock.  I took a length of Hand Stained Bias Tape in Lilac Lace and wrapped it around the card front and and created a fussy bow which was embellished with a orange button laced with Black Baker's Twine.  Lastly I added a wooden pumpkin embellishment and stitched die-cut stars made of Brown Kraft cardstock and Buff Ivory cardstock.

All die-cuts used on this card are from My Creative Time.

Here is the sketch for you to try!!
Please be sure to head over to the The Kraft Journal to check out the projects by the other talented ladies.  We hope to see your "sketch" creations in the gallery this week for your chance to be featured on our "Feature me Friday" post as well as be entered to win a $15.00 gift voucher from The Kraft Outlet store.

I am going to also share at Scrapbook Blessings Club: Anything Goes, D.L. Art - September Linky Party, Craftin' Desert Divas - Fall.

Have a Fantastic week!
~Tammy~

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Small Glassine Bags for entertaining.

I am over on The Kraft Journal Blog today sharing  a decorative idea that looks great in a basket or at your table place setting. Today, I am featuring a Halloween theme, but this could easily be changed out for any holiday or occasion. Since these will be used for a treat party, I have just included a fork, napkin, tucking in a sweet treat!
I started with the Small Glassine Bags, and I added a strip of Black Twill Tape down the center.  Next I created a double bow for each bag using Black Baker's Twine.  All that was left was to die-cut a stitched star for each adding a stamped focal image from My Creative Time All Around Holiday Stamp set.

Isn't this a cute way to add a special touch to your next event?  
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Have a Wonderful Wednesday!
~Tammy~

Monday, September 15, 2014

Grand Slam Birthday!

Good Monday Morning Friends! 

{I am honored that this card was Featured at Little Red Wagon on 9/16/14, and Top 3 Honors at Scrapbook Blessings Club on 9/21/14}

I thought I would pop on and share with you a card I made for my son to take to a birthday party this past weekend. It was for one of his baseball teammates. A new friend who shares the same love, so he asked if I would make him a baseball card. What's a Mom to do....make the boy a card! :-)

So you get the pleasure of seeing another baseball card, and I can assure you there will be plenty of assorts in the future on this ol' blog. At least I can say I am stretching my dollar with my sporting supplies! :-) 

Ok, on to the card! I used the sketch only over at Fusion. Since their color inspiration in the photo was shiny pink, I didn't think that would fly for this little baller! :-)
I started with An Almost Navy card base onto which I added my distressed hand stamped Kraft background panel. I dusted off an old Stampin' Up! set for the numbers. I used the stamping off technique to give the numbers an older faded look.
I cut a piece of cork into a banner and added to the card front. I die-cut and stamped the bat, glove, and ball all from Buff Ivory Cardstock adding them to the cork banner. I stamped a sentiment also on Buff Ivory Cardstock and cut into a banner placing it in the upper right corner of the card. Lastly, I used a piece of baseball ribbon to create a tab to tuck at the top left corner and further embellishing with a DeNami Design Sapphire Boutique Button laced with a piece of Natural Hemp Cord

Here is the challenge at Fusion.

I am also sharing at Little Red Wagon - Use Cork, Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes, Little Scrap Pieces - Show It Off Saturday, Scrapbook Blessings Club - Anything Goes.

Thank you for stopping by and have a MARVELOUS Monday!
~Tammy~

Friday, September 12, 2014

Dad You Light Up My Life...

Hello Friends~

I know I have not been around much. I did pop into my craft room quickly to make a card using some products from My Creative Time using their latest Designer Challenge as my inspiration. 

 I started with a green card base which I attached a piece of gray cardstock that has been stamped with stick candy ink using the Stripey Background Stamp Set.  At the top of the card, I took some Brown Hemp Cord and wrapped it around the card front and tied off in a knot. My main focal point was created using My Creative Time Lost At Sea stamp set and coordinating dies. The Trio Stitched Banner Dies was used for the sentiment.
As mentioned I am participating in the "Photo Inspiration" challenge! at My Creative Time
Challenge details:
Is to use this photo as your inspiration by using the photo OR the color combo OR BOTH! I chose to use the colors.


I am also sharing over at Little Scrap Pieces: Show it off Saturday, Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes, Scrapbook Blessings Club - Anything Goes, Craftin' Desert Divas - Anything Goes, D.L. Art - September Linky Party - Anything Goes, V's Sweet Idea Blog - Circle and Dots. {Thanks Karen for letting me know}, Sister Act - Anything Goes

One of my main reason for not being around as much is the start of school, and taking this guy to his practices and games! We are off and running at a pretty high pace, but I don't think any of us would have it any other way. You can't get this time back! 

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you have a FANTASTIC Friday!
~Tammy~

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Apple Gable Box

Hey friends,

Last week, I shared a sneak peek with you for a project I created on the Trendy Twine blog. I really hope you check it out, but if you missed it...I thought I would share it again and give you the full reveal.

Here is my project:
This Gable box was made from red cardstock from a file that was purchased from the Silhouette Online Store. I wrapped the box with the Cranberry Trendy Twine as well as outline the apple for a decorative touch. Lastly I added a multi-loop bow to the center to complete the project. All that was left was to fill the inside with a few herbal tea bags.
Cranberry Trendy Twine - Red & White Bakers Twine

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I would also like to share at Cupcake Inspirations - Apple for your teacher.
~Tammy~

Monday, September 8, 2014

The Kraft Journal #188 - Anything Goes

Hello Friends!

For this week's challenge at The Kraft Journal, it's "Anything Goes". I decided to make a very simple Sympathy card. I never have any on hand, and I wanted to make one that would be easy for mailing.  I also need cards that are fitting for a male recipient, so I didn't want a lot of extra flair such as buttons and bows on this design. 
I started with a card base of Brown Kraft Cover Weight cardstock. I embossed a panel of Buff Ivory and added a decorative strip of patterned paper from my left over scraps in the center. I took Dark Green Baker's Twine and wrapped it around the center several times before adhering the panel to the base. I die-cut a stitched circle from Brown Kraft Cover Weight cardstock using My Creative Time Bunch of Fun Circles and stamped the sentiment also from My Creative Time Floral Sentiments at the bottom.
Using Buff Ivory for the petals, the Stitched Daisy Flower from My Creative Time was die-cut and added to the center.

Please be sure to head over to the The Kraft Journal to check out the projects by the other talented ladies.  We hope to see your "Anything Goes" creations in the gallery this week for your chance to be featured on our "Feature me Friday" post as well as be entered to win a $15.00 gift voucher from The Kraft Outlet store.

Have a Fantastic week!
~Tammy~

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Sweet Baby Card {Trendy Twine}

It's my turn to share a project over on the Trendy Twine Blog using some Chocolate Cupcake Trendy Twine.

Here is a sneak peek at my project!
  Chocolate Cupcake Trendy Twine - Pink & Brown Bakers Twine
Ok, go take a look at the Trendy Twine Blog!
Have a Super Sunday!
~Tammy~

Monday, September 1, 2014

TKJ#187 - Ruffles - Back To School

Good Morning everyone!  This is my second post of the day, for my Paper Sweeties post, click here. :-)  I hope you also got a chance to see the other post from the weekend as well. Click here for the Halloween Facebook Treat post.


It's time for a new challenge at The Kraft Journal.  This week the challenge is ruffles.  Well, school is starting tomorrow in my area. I know many have been back to school for awhile. It really seems like the summer flew by. Our kiddos get out later here, and we had some time added on with all the snow days we encountered this year. It just doesn't seem possible that it's September.  

Well, that brings me to my card, I decided to create a Back to school card!
What is more appropriate for this theme then to ruffle some Vintage Dictionary Pages?  I started my card with a card base of Brown Kraft Cover Weight Cardstock where I added some school bus patterned paper.

Next I took a piece of red cardstock and cut down to a square and embossed with an ABC embossing folder. Using a school bus file found at the Silhouette Store, I used my Silhouette to cut it out and I placed inside a white die-cut circle and stamped the Back to School sentiment from Paper Sweeties just below.  Taking a piece of Vintage Dictionary Page, I ruffled it along the bottom.  Then I wrapped Red Baker's Twine around the card front several times finishing off with a length of Black Twill Tape tied off in a bow embellished with a red button laced with Red Baker's Twine.
Please be sure to head over to the The Kraft Journal to check out the projects by the other talented ladies.  We hope to see your "Ruffles" creations in the gallery this week for your chance to be featured on our "Feature me Friday" post as well as be entered to win a $15.00 gift voucher from The Kraft Outlet store.

I am also sharing over at My Craft Spot: Back To School, Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes, Craftin' Desert Divas' - Anything Goes, Scrapbook Blessings Club - Anything Goes.

Have a great Monday!
~Tammy~

PSIC September Challenge #23 - 'Pretty Pumpkins'

Happy September 1st!

{Honored that this was selected as the Winner at Scrapbook Blessings Club on 9/8/14)

It's been a busy weekend...especially here on my blog...be sure to check out the Trendy Twine Facebook Hop Post here, and the Trendy Twine Sneak here.

I guess this closes out the end of summer. I really am always sad to see it go and know cooler followed by colder weather will soon be on it's way.

A new inspiration challenge starts today at Paper Sweeties.   The theme is called pretty pumpkins using pinks and greens. I thought I would try something different this time, and make a pretty pink pumpkin for a packaging idea. I always like to work ahead on things, and since next month is Breast Cancer Awareness month and October is also known for pumpkins,  I thought it would be cute to package up a sweet gift to send to a survivor.  
I had a little mason jar candle which I packaged up and tied a bow and added a die-cut tag from  Sweet Cuts - Beautiful Little Wishes. I stamped a sentiment from Life is a Special Occasion which fit perfectly inside this darling size tag.  The sentiment is absolutely appropriate for a cancer survivor!
I will just set my little gift inside my pumpkin and it will be good to go! Below you will find your color palette and inspiration! You have one month to link up your projects in the gallery. You could be the next winner and guest designer. 
Want to see more? Here are the links to all the designers sharing their inspiration today!
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I am sharing at Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes, Scrapbook Blessing Club - Anything Goes.

Well, that is it for now, I will be back in a few hours with my second post for today! 
See you in a bit!
~Tammy~

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Teacher Gable Box {Trendy Twine Sneak Peek}

Good Morning Friends!!!

It's my turn to share a project over on the Trendy Twine Blog using some Cranberry Trendy Twine.

Here is a sneak peek at my project! But before you head off, did you catch our Facebook Halloween Blog Hop yesterday??? I hope so, if not, be sure to go to Trendy Twine Facebook Page and Check it out today!
Cranberry Trendy Twine - Red & White Bakers Twine

Ok, off you go to the Trendy Twine Blog!!
Have a Super Sunday!
~Tammy~

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Happy Halloween Facebook Hop {Trendy Twine}

Yay! It's time for the Trendy Twine Happy Halloween Facebook Hop! I know not everyone has a Facebook account, so I thought I would share my project here as well. If you do, I invite you to hop along with us. You won't be disappointed with all the inspiration today! I also invite you to Like my Fan page which is where you will find my project today and details below about the FB Prizes!!!!
Let's get started, I used the Cone Bags to create fun little Halloween treats by filling candy corn inside  ice cream sugar cones and placing inside the Cone Bags.  

I cut a witch's hats from a file found in the Silhouette store and added Trick or Treat Trendy Twine to the orange band. I used a Vintage Stitched Label Die to stamp a sentiment from Fright Night Stamp Set both from My Creative Time and added to the top of the hat.
As you can see below, I took the Trick or Treat Trendy Twine and wrapped it around the Mini Wood Scoops before adhearing them to the tag.  
All that was left to do was gather the treat bag and tie it off with some more awesome Trick or Treat Trendy Twine.  Final topping with a triple twine Trick or Treat bow.

So what do you think? Make sure to see this post on my FaceBook page HERE to leave your comment to be entered to win one of these awesome prizes you can read about below!
(you can also leave some love here too!!)
 I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop today!!! 
Your next stop will be on my FaceBook page as well!

Trick or Treat Trendy Twine - Purple & Orange Bakers Twine5 Mini Wood Scoops
25 Cone Bags - Clear Treat Bags

FB HOP PRIZES!!
Everyone loves to win prizes.....right?
Trendy Twine has 3 AWESOME prize packages which means there will be 3 winners!!!  First prize is a $10 GC to the Trendy Twine store; second prize is an Original Halloween Trendy Twine Mini Set; and third prize is a 25 pack of Biggie Candy Bags.
To be eligible to win these prizes you must "LIKE" each fan page and COMMENT on all of the projects on Facebook to be eligible


**Please stop by the Trendy Twine Store and pick up a roll of this gorgeous color along with all the other fun Halloween colors that are in stock! As you can see there are lots of other goodies to make the perfect treats!**

Thanks for stopping by!
~Tammy~

Monday, August 25, 2014

The Kraft Journal #186 - Punches

Good Monday Morning!

For my Trendy Twine Gift Packaging Post click here.

Welcome to The Kraft Journal "Punches" Challenge. 
We want to see your creations using your punches and either products purchased or can be purchased from "The Kraft Outlet" and/or Kraft cardstock.
I started with a card base made from Brown Kraft Cover Weight cardstock which I stamped a medallion image using kraft ink directly to the cardstock base. I then used Kraft Text Weight paper and a few punches to create the flower. I spritzed them with Mister Huey's pinstripe Mist and scrunched and rumbled them up a bit.  I punched a hole in the center adding a brad to the center.  Before adding the flower embellishment to the card front, I punched a border from patterned paper and added it to the center of the card. I then wrapped a length of Vintage Winter White Bias Tape around the card front and tied in a fussy bow adding a flower and Memo pin for further embellishing. Lastly, I punched a bird from colored cardstock and the wing from Brown Kraft Cover Weight cardstock and mounted with foam adhesive.
Please be sure to head over to the The Kraft Journal to check out the projects by the other talented ladies.  We hope to see your Punch creations in the gallery this week for your chance to be featured on our "Feature me Friday" post as well as be entered to win a $15.00 gift voucher from The Kraft Outlet store.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Christmas Gift Packaging with Trendy Twine

Hello~
I have a couple Christmas Gift Bags to share with you as it's my day to post over on the Trendy Twine Blog today!  I always need little gifts during the holidays, and I thought these would be cute. The bags and twine used come from Annie's Paper Boutique.  To create my project, I started with wrapping Cranberry Trendy Twine around each of my mini mason jar candle lids and tying a bow. I took a Small Candy Bag and added some kraft shreds to the bottom before placing my candle inside.
I folded the top down of the bags and made a cute little treat topper. For the topper, I used My Creative Time, Curly Label Die folded in half.  I took My Creative Time Scallop and Stitched Circle to stamp the Merry Christmas sentiment from the All Around Holiday Stamp Set with the coordinating Tree die.  For a finishing touch, I added a bow to the center of the topper using our featured Cranberry Trendy Twine
Cranberry Trendy Twine - Red & White Bakers Twine
All of these amazing products are available in the store along with many more, stop by to check it out.  

From Christmas to Halloween! Join us next Saturday for our Facebook Halloween Hop! If you have not already, be sure to Like the Trendy Twine Facebook Page. You can Like my Facebook Page Creating Somewhere Under the Sun here!

Have a great day!
~Tammy~