Sunday, January 25, 2015

There's No Teacher {Trendy Twine Sneak}

Good Morning Friends!

Here is my sneak peek, but please head over to the Trendy Twine Blog to see my full project!
I am also showcasing more of the yummy Cherry Cupcake!
Valentine Cherry Cupcake Trendy Twine - Red & Pink Bakers Twine
Perfect for those Valentine projects!!!!
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So Pop over and visit!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Guiding Light Birthday~

Hey there!

I am taking a break from some of my Valentine Day work to bring you a masculine birthday card that I needed. 

I pulled inspiration from the current Designer Challenge at My Creative Time. I used the Sketch only to fit my current needs. I used several My Creative Products and I will list them below.

I started this card by layering a stamped piece of Brown Kraft cardstock onto a navy card base.  I added a mix of patterns and texture below the focal image. I thought the burlap ribbon was a nice touch to tie in the nautical theme.

A few sequins were added in the upper left corner to complete my nautical birthday greeting.

MCT Products Used:
Here is the sketch:

Thanks for letting me share with you today!

Big Hugs!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Blow Me A Kiss: Be Mine

Hi there friends!

I am on the Trendy Twine Blog today showcasing these awesome Biggie Candy Chutes and Cherry Cupcake Trendy Twine!!!!
I filled my Chute up with Red gumballs and pink wrapped chocolate kisses.  I wrapped some amazing Cherry Cupcake Trendy Twine several times at the top and tied a bow adding a cute pink jingle bell and a tag I created on the computer. 

Please come and visit us on the Trendy Twine Blog for more inspiration!  The possibilites are endless!!!!

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Thanks so much for stopping by.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Warmest Winter Wishes

Monday Winter greetings! At The Kraft Journal this week, we have a Winter challenge for you!!! So please share a card or project with us using Kraft cardstock or products from The Kraft Outlet
I started with my favorite Brown Kraft Coverweight cardstock and cut and folded to an A2 size card.  I pieced together my two patterned papers joining them with a piece of felt ric-rac. I gave it a little more embellishing by adding buttons and laced them with Natural Hemp Cord
To make the focal image, all products are from My Creative Time (except the sequins which are from my stash). I started by die-cutting a stitched oval frame from white cardstock and stamping the sentiment in the upper right corner in black ink. I die-cut and pieced together the skates adding white glitter to the cuffs. I randomly placed a few sequins in the oval for a little added decoration.

Last, I took a length of White Twill Tape and wrapped it around the card front and simply finished it off in a bow. 

Please be sure to head over to The Kraft Journal blog to see the projects created by the other talented ladies.  We hope to see your Winter creations in the gallery this week for your chance to be showcased in the "Feature me Friday" post as well as be entered to win a $15.00 gift voucher to The Kraft Outlet store.

I am editing to note that I get to play in Darnell's challenge because I realized that I played with new goodies when I created this card. The stamps and dies are new...Yay! So I am joining in at NBUS Challenge #3.

Have yourselves a wonderful day!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Medium Kraft Bags with The Kraft Journal

Hello There!

It's my turn to share a product spotlight at The Kraft Journal. I couldn't resist making some Valentine treat packaging using The Kraft Outlet's Medium Kraft Bags
I cut some hearts from various Valentine patterned papers and layered them on a heart doily die-cut from white and Buff Ivory Cardstock placing them to the center of the bag. 
Next, I die-cut a heart and xoxo border placing it just below the heart using a clear liquid adhesive.
Lastly, I created a bow from Blush Hand Stained Bias Tape topping it with another bow made from Natural Hemp Cord embellished with a button. 
There are many things you can do with the Medium Kraft Bags, but with Valentine's Day coming up why don't you pick some up at The Kraft Outlet and create some treats of your own for friends, neighbors, teachers, grandchildren....the possibilities are endless. 

Thanks so much for your visit!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Crafting Inspiration Day 3

Well Hello there!

It's my turn to share a project on the Trendy Twine Blog using some fabulous Trendy Twine featuring Cherry Cupcake and can we stop and say YUMMY...... and cut files and digital papers from Fleurette Bloom!!! Over the next few days, the Trendy Twine team along with Fleurette's design team will be sharing Valentine projects with you. So be sure to visit the Trendy Twine Blog each day.

So for my project, I am sharing this cute "Beach Bucket" SVG Project Kit, and as you can see I went with a Valentine Theme by using the Hearts A Flutter Digital Paper Pack to cut my files with. 
I took the gorgeous Cherry Cupcake Trendy Twine and added to the top of the bucket handle tying a bow on each end. I outlined the sentiment portion of the shovel with it as well.  After I added the bucket sleeve, I took white crepe paper and pleated it all the way around the center next adding a double layer of Cherry Cupcake Trendy Twine!
I cut the flower that comes in the kit using solid papers from the Hearts A Flutter Digital Paper Pack with the exception of Red and White they are from my own inventory. I added a button laced with Cherry Cupcake!

Lastly, I just filled my bucket with a candle and some packaged chocolates tied off and embellished with a pink jingle bell, Happy Valentine greeting from WPlus9, and twine. 

Would you like to win some Blog Candy???

One Lucky Winner will win the following!
 $10 Gift Certificate to Trendy Twine

$10 Gift Certificate to Fleurette Bloom
To be eligible to win, here are the guidelines:
Our crafting inspiration party goes from Sunday, January 11th, through Saturday, January 17th. You will need to comment on both the Trendy Twine blog and the Fleurette Bloom blog each day for a chance to be entered. Deadline to enter is 10:00 p.m. Central Time, Sunday, January 18th.  You must also be a follower of both blogs to be eligible to win.  One person will win both gift certificates.  Good luck and have fun being inspired all week long!

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Well, just about everything on this project is NEW and NEVER before used, so I thought I would share in Darnell's 3rd NBUS Challenge. I have been a hermit lately, so it's time to get out. Not by fault of my own. LIFE, plumbing, a short person!
I hope you have a wonderful day!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Thank You {The Kraft Journal}

Hello and Happy New Year!

How are you on this First Monday?  I am trying to stay warm and get back in the swing of things. The Ol' blog has been running on auto pilot as I was spending time with friends and family in my home state of Florida.  I have to say it's pretty darn tough to go from wearing shorts and flip flops to having to bundle up with scarves, gloves, hats, winter coat, and boots. Burr! Give me sun and palm trees any day!

For the first challenge of 2015, The Kraft Journal is starting with a "Thank You" challenge. After the holidays, many of us have thank you notes to give, and we hope you will join us and share some of your thank you creations with us. All you have to do is use Kraft cardstock on your card or products from The Kraft Outlet
I started this card by adhering a piece of snowflake patterned paper to the Brown Kraft Cardstock card base. I stamped the Thank You sentiment from My Creative Time Winter Cheer onto the Brown Kraft Cardstock panel with Jet Black ink and then sponged white craft ink around the edges followed by adding chunky glitter. Buff Ivory Cardstock was used to create a double scallop border to the panel before adhering to the card front. 

I layered some die-cut Winter Flakes also made from Buff Ivory Cardstock to the lower left of the panel adding a blue rhinestone for a touch of bling. A few more rhinestones were added for further embellishing. Lastly, a length of Natural Hemp Cord was wrapped around the card front and tied in a double bow adding a few jingle bells for a festive touch.

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 Thank You 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.

Wishing you all a wonderful and Happy New Year~

Monday, December 29, 2014

Happy New Year {The Kraft Journal #204}

Good Morning on this last week of 2014!  Can you believe it? I sure can't. I hope you all had a nice Christmas!

I am sharing with you a card for The Kraft Journal.  Our new challenge this week: Happy New Year!  We want to see your New Year Creations using either Kraft cardstock or products from the The Kraft Outlet
I started this card by piecing together the patterned papers and adding them to the base of Blackboard Stock Paper.  I die-cut a Stitched Vintage label from My Creative Time and placed it to center of the card.  The word Celebrate also from My Creative Time was die-cut using Blackboard Stock Paper and placed in the middle of the label.  

Next, I took a toothpick and created a flag from Black and White Polka Dot Washi Tape wrapping it with Metallic Hemp Cord.  To the right of the flag, I added a Black Wooden Clothespin to hold the Metallic Hemp cord.  I then stamped the Happy New Year sentiment on a stitched label and placed in the lower left of the card front. Lastly, I just added a few embellishing touches to include a glitter star made from chipboard and a few silver sequins scattered about. 

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 Happy New Year 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.

Wishing you all a wonderful final week into 2014~

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Thank You Card {Trendy Twine sneak peek}

Good Morning Friends!

I hope you are staying warm and toasty this post Christmas day!  Here is my sneak peek, but please head over to the Trendy Twine Blog to see my full card.
Here is a look at the awesome Holly Berry Trendy Twine!
Holly Berry Trendy Twine - Green & Red - Christmas Bakers Twine
Hope to see you there! Have a GREAT Saturday!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Holiday Hugs - {Trendy Twine}

Good Morning and I wanted to wish everyone a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!  

The Trendy Twine Design Team would like to share our very best Christmas Wishes with you today by sharing some Christmas cards, so head over to the Trendy Twine Blog to see what they have created for you!

If you are here, then you have a look at mine! :)
 I started this card by piecing together the two patterned paper pieces to a forest green card base.  I added a white doily to the center. Next I wrapped a length of Oatmeal Cream Seam Binding from The Kraft Outlet around the card front which I embellished with a red button, a bow from Holly Berry Trendy Twine, and a couple of green jingle bells! :)
Next I added a red die-cut circle to the center of the doily which I outlined with Holly Berry Trendy Twine.  I stamped a jar, lid and Gingerbread men from Candy Jar Christmas Fillers by Waltzingmouse Stamps, fussy cut, adhered just to the right of my embellished bow. I then took two chenille candy canes and tied them together with a bow from Holly Berry Trendy Twine adding to the right side of the card front.  Lastly, the sentiments Holiday Hugs was stamped in red ink onto a banner made from Kraft cardstock and added to the upper right corner.

I am also sharing at Pause Dream Enjoy: Anything Goes, Loves Rubber Stamps - Holiday Blitz, Paper Issues - Making It Merry.  

I hope you enjoyed my card and I want to again wish you a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS! 

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Deck Those Hall Treats

Hi There!

Just popping in to share a few more nugget treats that have already been sent on their Merry way. Hopefully they have been enjoyed and brought a yummy smile!
The tags were cut using a file from the Silhouette Store as well as the nugget holder.
Stamps are from Waltzingmouse Stamps: Sewing Box Christmas and Vintage Ornaments.
Of course I used some awesome Holly Berry Trendy Twine.
I hope you are enjoying your holiday preparations!
Sharing at:
Silhouette Challenge - Anything Goes
Craftin Desert Divas - Christmas
Paper Issues - Making It Merry

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, December 15, 2014

TKJ#202 Color Challenge - Christmas Wreath

Hello Friends~

Boy we sure are winding down and getting closer and closer to the big day! 10 days to be exact! Whew! Are y'all ready?  

We have an inspiration photo with color challenge for you this week at The Kraft Journal.  Since it's such a busy time of the year, I kept my card fairly simply letting my electronic cutting machine do most of the work. Also makes it flat for mailing.

As previously stated in other post, I am leaving sentiments off the front so that I can have the option to use as a Thank You note after the holidays. I always need those, and when all the gifts are put away and decorations are down, it usually takes me awhile to get motivated again and find my mojo. This makes it easier on me in a few weeks having these cards complete, and all I have to do is write a note of thanks inside and send it on it's way. 

Sorry for the dark photos...rainy dark day
I started with a base of Brown Kraft cardstock which I added an embossed layer of Buff Ivory cardstock.  Next I created two pennant banners and layered them on top of the other.  I used a sprig from DeNami Design Classic Christmas Stamp Set to create a random background on my top layer for a little more visual interest.
As mentioned, I used a file that I purchased from the Silhouette Store to cut my wreath.

Have a look at the inspiration photo provided by The Kraft Journal.

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 "color challenge" 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 at Craftin' Desert Divas - Christmas Linky Party, Pumpkin Spice - Freebie Friday, Silhouette Challenge - Anything Goes.

Have a Fantastic week!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

DeNami Designs Sponsors Stamp Nation

Hi there!

(I wanted to add that I have NOT turned on Word Verification and I checked my settings and it still says NO, so if anyone knows how to fix this please advise. This has been done by blogger and I have seen it on other blogs as well ugh....)

Ok....I just wanted to share a quick post to let you in on some fun... DeNami Design is joining Catherine Pooler of  Stamp Nation for a sketch challenge as their sponsor! I did not have a chance to get a sketch card put together as I was out of town, but I did have another card I would like to share in honor of this great collaboration.  
I wanted to use one of DeNami Design's newest Christmas stamps Woodland Christmas. I used a little bit of sponging and watercoloring on this cutie patootie new stamp.
I choose to leave the sentiment off to give myself the option to either use as a Christmas thank you after the holidays or put a Merry Christmas message inside.

Here is the sketch for the cross promotion. {I am not sure why it says August, but it is the correct sketch}
Be sure to head over to both the DeNami and Stamp Nation sites to get all of the information needed for your chance to win!  DeNami is having 4 Giveaways and Stamp Nation will be having 2. You won't want to miss out! 

If you get a chance, check out Catherine Pooler's video on the cute shaker card she made using some DeNami Design products!!!!

Thank you for stopping by! Hope you will join in the fun!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Hemp Twine with The Kraft Journal

Hello There!

It's my turn to share a product spotlight at The Kraft Journal. I have a few creations that feature The Kraft Outlet's Natural Hemp Cord.  It's my favorite to use to thread buttons and it curls up so easy as you can see in my tags below.
I created some tags made from Brown Kraft Coverweight cardstock where I used the Natural Hemp Cord for the hanging string, but what I really love as I mentioned is how you can take a thin paintbrush handle or pencil and wrap the cord around several times and it will curl right up giving you curlycue's...It will hold it's shape.
DeNami Deisign - To From stamp 
My Creative Time - Boughs of Holly
Next I created a Thank you card to have on hand once the holidays are over. The Button/twine embellishment treatment was inspired by bracelets I saw on pinterest.
I started the card with a base of Brown Kraft Coverweight cardstock.  I used Blackboard Stock Paper to mat the pinstripe patterned paper on the left side of the card front. The Blackboard Paper was also used for the frame in the middle of the card.  The trees were stamped onto Vintage Dictionary Pages and cut out with a coordinating die.  

Natural Hemp Cord was laced through the vintage white button and wrapped around the pinstripe panel to create a unique embellishing touch.  
Stamps and Dies
My Creative Time - Seasonal Greetings
My Creative Time - Winter cheer
My Creative Time - Stitched Label Die
My Creative Time - Vintage Stitched Label Dies
I hope you have a Wonderful day!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Silent Night Holy Night {DeNami Designs}

Good Tuesday Morning to you!

Are you staying warm? I can't believe we are getting closer and closer to Christmas. I have a card to share with you showcasing another image from the latest release from DeNami Design. I loved this image because it captures what the true meaning of Christmas is all about. 

Isn't the Nativity Silhouette image just beautiful?  I stamped it inside of the Large Double Circle
I started by piecing together two patterned papers and adding it to my Kraft card base. I added a length of crochet lace trim where the papers meet. I stamped the Silent Night sentiment on cardstock and trimmed a box around it and finished it off by rounding the corners. 
I wanted to embellish my card a little further by creating a bow made from Oatmeal Seam Binding adding a Boutique Sand Button to the center. 

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I am also sharing at Craftin' Desert Divas - Christmas Linky.
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Joy Christmas Treats

Good Morning Friends!

I thought I would share some treats I created to go in a care package. The picture is not great because I was in a race against time to get them finished and in the mail because they are traveling pretty far.  I am hoping they reach their destination before Christmas. So, I apologize as  I just snapped the picture quickly not fussing with presentation! :-) 

I have more of these to make, so I am sure you will be seeing the same thing maybe using different papers, tags and images in a few days. (If time works on my side that is). Every year I think I am going to get a jump start and I never seem to get all the task I want completed. 

I actually made 4 of these for the care package. (Sadly, the group shot didn't turn out and they are already on their merry way) I used a tray I found in the Silhouette Store which made this project so much quicker to complete. I made them by hand in the past.  The tag is also a file I have from the Silhouette Store. The snowman and sentiment are both from Paper Smooches.  Perfect embellishing touch is Trendy Twine Holly Berry twine  (Which is on sale right now).

I am going to share at: Decorate To Celebrate - Anything Goes, Craftin Desert Divas - Christmas,   DL Art - Any Winter Holiday, Paper Smooches Sparks - Anything Goes, Pause Dream, Enjoy - Christmas, Silhouette Challenge - Anything Goes, Pumpkin Spice - Anything Holiday

Thank you for stopping by and having a peek.