Monday, March 30, 2015

The Kraft Journal Color Challenge

Hi there!

How was your weekend?  

We have a new color challenge at The Kraft Journal this week. It's three colors and the colors inspired me to create an Easter Card. 

I started with a base of Brown Kraft Cardstock onto which I added patterned paper inspired by the spring color board you will find below. I then wrapped a length of Hand Stained Bias Tape around the card front and tied off in a fluffy bow adding a lavender button laced with Lavender Pastel Hemp Cord.  

A row of pastel buttons were added to the bottom which I also laced with Lavender Pastel Hemp Cord before adhering them.   Using some Easter die-cuts and a stamp set from My Creative Time Hello Chickie I created a little scene for the focal image. Lastly, I added some sequins for a little further embellishing.
Other Products Used
My Creative Time: Hello Chickie
My Creative Time: Stitched Grass Border
My Creative Time: 4x4 Journal Die & More Set
Buttons: Hobby Lobby
Patterned Paper: Scrap box
Here is the Color Story for this week's challenge! 
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 Color Inspiration 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.

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you have a GREAT start to your week! 
~Tammy~

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Easter Marshmallow Bark {Trendy Twine}

Hello Friends!

I hope you are enjoying yourselves this last Saturday in March. I have a full day schedule. I feel like I live in my car more than I live in my house. 

I have a project today I am sharing on the Trendy Twine Blog using some fabulous Watermelon Taffy Twine and Small Candy Treat Sacks! I love these treat sacks because they have flat bottoms. Click here to see a project I made with them for Christmas gifts. They are perfect for a small candle. 

I made some Easter Marshmallow Bark and packaged it inside the Small Candy Treat Sacks. I used my cameo to cut a 3D Treat Bag Holder to attach the packaged Easter Marshmallow Bark to. Since I had the cutting machine going, I cut an Eater Egg with the same coordinating paper as the liner. I topped off with a few sequins and of course Watermelon Taffy Twine .

Sorry for the glare from my craft room lights. I promise you this bark is delish! So fun to make too!
Trendy Twine Products
Watermelon Taffy Trendy Twine - Lime, White, & Pink Bakers Twine

Only a few days left to snag this awesome Watermelon Taffy Twine at a reduced price. Think how darling it will be used on your summer projects.

Thank you for stopping by! 
~Tammy~

Monday, March 23, 2015

Easter Treats with The Kraft Journal

Hello~

It's Monday and that means I am kicking off a new challenge at The Kraft Journal for the week. Hope you will join in the fun! :-)))) This week we want to see your CAS - Easter/Passover creations. 

I created a tag to to go on some treats which I included to go in a care package. For the tag, I started with a base of Brown Kraft cardstock onto which I added some pretty spring patterned paper. I stamped a Happy Easter sentiment on a banner and added it just below the cute little rabbit which was cut using my cameo.  Butter Hand Stained Bias Tape was used to tie the tags to the treats.  

For the treats, I created the treat holder from Brown Kraft cardstock. Next I wrapped Hershey Nuggets with patterned paper and placed them in the tray that was created. Using a pretzel holder treat bag, I added the prepared tray and tied off with the Butter Hand Stained Bias Tape.  I added a double bow and button laced with Light Blue Pastel Hemp Cord. 

We hope to see your CAS - Easter/Passover 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.

Thank you for taking a peek.
~Tammy~

Monday, March 16, 2015

Anything Goes - Spring {The Kraft Journal}

Good Day! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! 

For the challenge this week - Anything Goes Spring, I decided to make an Easter Card, and I built the card around an image that can be found in the Tim Holtz Seasonal Salvage Stickers which you can pick up at The Kraft Outlet. I added the image to a pastel blue die-cut I have had in my stash onto which I layered on a Grungy Prim Shipping Tag.  I stamped two sweet little easter eggs from DeNami Design onto the tag, adding a length of crochet trim at the bottom. 

I then created a bow from Blush Hand Stained Bias Tape adding a bow and button laced with Pastel Blue Hemp Cord.  Next I took the prepped tag and placed it on the card front that consisted of pieced patterned papers and a card base of Brown Kraft Cardstock. Lastly I stamped the Happy Easter Greeting from DeNami Design in black ink onto the card face. 

Make sure to head over to The Kraft Journal to see what the rest of the design team has created. We hope to see your Anything Goes - Spring 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.
Hope you have a wonderful week!
~Tammy~

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Happy Easter (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 featuring Trendy Twine Watermelon Taffy today!
Watermelon Taffy Trendy Twine - Lime, White, & Pink Bakers Twine
So Pop over for a visit!
~Tammy~

Monday, March 9, 2015

TKJ Pick Three - Happy Easter

Hey there!

It's Monday, so that means a new challenge at The Kraft Journal. This week we have a Take Your Pick challenge. I used (1) Button, (4) Die-Cuts, Yellow, and White. 

I started with a card base of Brown Kraft Cover Weight cardstock onto which I added the Yellow patterned-paper which was cut using a stitched rectangle die-cut frame.  In the center, I punched a border from white cardstock. Next I took a length of Blush Hand Stained Bias Tape and wrapped it around the card front and finished it off with a fluffy bow. 
I die-cut a Teeny Greeting tag for the Happy Easter sentiment (My Creative Time) and anchored it with a button laced with Light Blue Hemp Cord.  I die-cut a lacy oval from pink cardstock as a backdrop for the Easter Chick (Stampin' Up!) which I added to the card front. Lastly, I added a few pastel rhinestone gems for a decorative touch. 

Here is the Take Your Pick for this week. 

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 Take Your Pick 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.
Hope you have a wonderful week!
~Tammy~

Sunday, March 8, 2015

My Heart is a flutter

Happy Sunday,

{Thank you for the Connoisseurs Honors at Colour Me on 3/10/15}

I don't usually post on Sunday, but with our weather and snow days I didn't get a chance to get this completed and posted...so here it is before the inspiration challenges close out.

I began by die-cutting a butterfly I created using washi tape.  I had two felt flowers on my desk from a previous make that I added to the center topping it off with a button laced with twine.   I added two more strips of coordinating washi tape onto the patterned paper before adding the doily and the washi tape butterfly.   I stamped a sentiment from Paper Smooches Giddy Bugs in the lower right corner.
I used inspiration from:
Colour Me - Monochromatic
I appreciate you stoppin' by~
~Tammy~

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Dump Truck Birthday Card

Hey There!

I have a card for a cute little Master soon to turn 4! He loves all things that move as most boys do that age! He is definitely all BOY! Gosh I miss that age so much! 

Every last thing on here is a left over! My 4 is from a bag of embellishments (I think Martha Stewart) I have had forever.  The ribbon is actually salvaged from one of my son's birthday gifts, and I think it come from Gymboree. Recycling at it's best people! :-)

I cut the dump truck using the Boys will be Boys Cricut Cartridge. Cutting it a few times to give it diminsion (like chipboard). I added the ric-rack border to it.  The sentiment is from Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler.
Inspiration was found at:
Seize the Birthday: Masculine, 3 Girl Jam: Anything Goes with Ribbon, DL Art - For a Boy or Man,   Paper Smooches:  Anything Goes.

We had a snow day Monday, (not sure if it's the 9th or the 210th I've lost count) so the short stack made use of the day and knocked out one of his school projects. Good thing his Mom has scraps and a die-cutting machine to make it easier. :-)

Thank you for popping by! Have a Wonderful Wednesday!
~Tammy~

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Happy St. Patrick's Day (full reveal)

Hey there,

About a week ago, I shared a sneak peek of my card for Trendy Twine. In case you missed it, here it is in it's entirety. 

The Limeade Trendy Twine is perfect for your Spring Projects! 
One of my favorite things to do is use beautiful colored twine as a backdrop behind a negative. I think it  looks so pretty on a card and definitely gives lots of visual interest.
The stamps and dies I used are from Jaded Blossom. The Circular layered die is from PTI. 
I hope you enjoyed this card today!
Here is the Limeade Trendy Twine that can be found at Annie's Paper Boutique here.
Limeade Trendy Twine - Lime Green & White Bakers Twine

Have a GREAT day!
~Tammy~

Monday, March 2, 2015

St. Patrick Day Greetings

Monday Greetings to you!

It's time for a new challenge at The Kraft Journal!  This week we want to see your St. Patrick Creations!

For my card, I started with a base of Brown Kraft cardstock onto which I added a layer of Vintage Dictionary Pages and a strip of patterned paper from my stash. I die-cut a scallop border from a shimmery green textured cardstock and added that where the paper met. I then wrapped a length of Spring Green Hemp Cord from the Bright Hemp Cord collection around the card several times for added texture.
I printed a vintage image onto Buff Ivory cardstock and cut it out and placed it onto a kraft pocket.  Using a die from My Creative Time, a paper rosette was created from the same shimmery green textured cardstock as the scallop border and I die-cut a scallop circle also from My Creative Time from Buff Ivory cardstock adding to the center. Next I created a Happy St. Patrick's sentiment banner from Brown Kraft cardstock adding another layer to the rosette. The sentiment is from Jaded Blossom Lucky Treats set. I created a fluffy bow from Aqua Mist Seam Binding adding an embellishment to the center. Lastly, I then layered the embellished bow onto two silk leaves. The leaves were white silk leaves that you can find in the bridal section of most craft stores and I spritzed them with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.

So that is it! I hope you have enjoyed my vintage St. Patrick's Day card.  We hope to see your St. Patrick's 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 sharing at Curtain Call: Lucky
Simon Says Stamp - A Hint of Clover
Have a fabulous day!
~Tammy~

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Sending Springtime Wishes {PSIC #29}


Hi Friends!

I am kicking off March with a Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge

I know I could use some spring! I had little to no luck with natural light trying to get a good photograph. Ready for some sunshine!!! It's another day of Snow and ice here! March is coming in like an Ice Lion! 

I started this card with a card base of white cardstock onto which I layered some aqua patterned paper found in my scrap box of leftovers. I added the striped paper to the center adding a punched border below it. I stamped and paper pieced the flower and pot adhering to the center of the layered circles. A sentiment greeting was stamped in black ink on a banner which was mounted with foam tape. Finally, a length of white crochet trim was added to the top of the card. 
Paper Sweeties Products
Here is the inspiration photo to get you started!

Make sure to check out what the rest of the design team created for this challenge!! :) 


I hope you have a great day!
~Tammy~


Friday, February 27, 2015

Monster Birthday Wishes

Hey there!

{I am super honored that this cutie was selected as the winner at The City Crafter Challenge on 3/3/15}

I have a cute little birthday card for you. I needed to add some kid birthday cards in the stash, so I took advantage of the snow day yesterday and got inky! It also gave me the opportunity to use up more scraps! It was not a good photography day since it was gloomy and snowy! 

 I started with a Tempting Turquoise card base. I added an embossed white layer which I cut using Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies from My Creative Time. I added my paper layers gathered from my scraps!:-) I stamped and paper pieced my cute little Monster from TAWS: Monster Mash adding him to the right side of the card. I did give him a fun goggly eye! :-)
Using more scraps, I die-cut some Stitched Balloons from My Creative Time adding baker's twine for strings.  Lastly I added the cute sentiment from TAWS: Monster Mash.

Inspiration was found at:


Thank you for popping by! I hope you have a Fantastic Friday!
~Tammy~

Thursday, February 26, 2015

I dolphin-atlely miss you!

Hey there!

Well, it's another snow day here!

I have a sweet little card to share with my bloggy friends today! I wanted to make a card "just cause!" I used the Designer Challenge from My Creative Time as inspiration! I really liked the colors and it has felt great to get crafty again! It does my soul good! 
 I started with a teal card base onto which I added some patterned paper cut out using the largest Stitched Rectangular Die.  I die-cut the frame from grey cardstock I stamped a scene using one of my favorite sets Lost at Sea.  I used the arrow to create a banner from the 4x4 Journal Die + More.
 I decorated the inside! 
My Creative Time Products
Trendy Twine
Instructions for the challenge are as follows: Create a project of your choice using the Sketch, Colors or Photo OR any combination of the three for inspiration.
Here is the photo inspiration

Sketch

I am also sharing at City Crafter's Challenge: Use It Up!

and at Simon Says Stamp: No Rules

Thank you so very much for stopping by and visiting me!\
It makes me happy!
~Tammy~ 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Thanks Bunches


Hey there!

Are you staying warm? I think our high is suppose to be 39 today. However, it's the warmest we will reach the rest of the week. So, I thought I would share a card that has me thinking about warmer weather. Summer, and garden fresh vegetables. I think this Vegtastic set by Paper Smooches is so cute, and I have had it in my stash for too long and I am just now inking it up! 

 I started this card by adding some adorable vegi designer paper to the card base.  I cut and embossed a piece of green cardstock and added to the center.  The circle and scallop circle were already cut and laying on my desk, so I layered those together adding my fun vegtastic images!
I stamped a sentiment on a banner from the same set and added to the lower right portion of the card front. Enamel dots were added as a final decorative touch.

Inspiration was found at the current Paper Smooches Designer Sparks Challenge.
Thanks for dropping in! Hope you will stop by tomorrow as I will have another card to post. 
~Tammy~

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Thanks Coach - You're a Slam Dunk!

Tuesday Greetings to you!

I don't know about you, but we have been having some brutal cold weather! Last week we were in the single digits with windchills in the negative numbers! Our temps are highs in the 30's today, and after last week that feels like a heatwave! Bring on spring! However it was 7 degrees when I woke up this morning! 

Well, I had a card I needed to work on for my short stack to give to his Coach at the end of the basketball season.  My little guy lucked out with a great coach. His team didn't have a coach, and this awesome guy stepped up and volunteered and he is amazing! He doesn't have a child on the team, so he is doing it purely for the love of the sport and mentoring kids. He is such a positive influence, and he NEVER gets upset with them. He always has something good and encouraging to say! 

I used a Deconstructed Sketch for inspiration of my layout.
The Star and Basketball were created by using my Cameo.  All the papers are bits from my stash.  The sentiment is from Jaded Blossom: Go Team, Washi Tape: The Kraft Outlet.


Here is the sketch:
I am also joining in at City Crafter's Challenge: Use It Up!

and at Simon Says Stamp: No Rules

Thanks for popping by for a look!
Have a fantastic Tuesday! 
~Tammy~

Monday, February 23, 2015

Clean and Simple Birthday Card

Hi there!

I have a Clean and Simple card for our new challenge at The Kraft Journal. The challenge is to create a CAS - One Layer Card.

Here is what I have for you! 
I needed a masculine birthday card, so I was looking through various stamps I had that would work for this one layer card. I went with PTI Enjoy The Ride. I stamped and did a little paper-piecing, and colored in the rest with my Copics. I used Brown Kraft Cover Weight cardstock for the base. 
I wanted to give it a little more something, so I took a length of Sunny Yellow Hemp Cord from the Pastel Hemp Cord collection and wrapped it around the top of the card and tied in a double bow.

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 CAS- One Layer 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 wonderful Week!
~Tammy~

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Happy St. Patrick's Day {Trendy Twine Sneak Peek}

Good Morning Friends!

I hope you are staying warm this Saturday Morning. If not, here is my sneak peek getting us a little closer to spring, but please head over to the Trendy Twine Blog to see my full card.


Limeade Trendy Twine - Lime Green & White Bakers Twine
Hope to see you there! Have a GREAT Saturday!
~Tammy~