Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Little Man

Hey everyone!! So I have a super quick post today... Everyone in our house is sick, including me, but I wanted to take the time to enter this into this week's Peachy Keen Challenge. 

When I saw the challenge this week was to create a 3D item, I knew right away what I was going to make. I am in need of some baby boy bags with matching cards... 

I used a SVG from Paper Piecings By Nikki to make my baby. Instead of using the file as an SVG, I put all the pieces together and used the print and cut feature to make my baby. I wanted to make a few sets of these cards/bags and wasn't about to put together a whole bunch of tiny pieces... 

Did you notice he's holding a wrench in his hand?! :) 

Here is what I used to make this project...
- baby from Paper Piecings by Nikki (Baby Girl set)
- wrench from Silhouette store
- Baby Faces Assortment set by Peachy Keen
- Gears background stamp from Pink By Design
- Sentiment and tiny mustache stamp from Pink By Design Mustaches stamp set
- Recollections screw brads
- sentiment spot from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons
- Divine Twine
- white gelly roll pen
- creative imaginations patterned paper

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

You Color My World

It's Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons DT day!! Today I used last week's freebie for my fun project!! 

Who wouldn't want a rainbow in a bag?!?! I know I would... In fact, I am having a REALLY hard time not eating these. I think I'll have to give them to the girls sooner than I intended...

Since the girls are VERY into their favorite colors right now, I had to make in purple for Brittyn and one in blue for Bria. Bria's favorite color is blue because it's the color of Cinderella's dress, FYI. :)

What I used to make these...
- Happy Rainbow cutting file from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons
- Happy Lashes face assortment stamps from Peachy Keen
- blush copic marker
- Sentiment from Pink By Design
- circles & spots Cuttlebug embossing folder
- white gelly roll pen

Check out what Lisa released in the store early last night!!! 

So cute!! Can't wait to play with these! 

Now head over to the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog for more DT projects! Thanks for stopping by!!! See you again tomorrow! :) 

Big Things Come in Small Packages

Hi everyone! The one type of card that I can never have too many of are baby cards.... 

When I saw the sentiment 'Big things come in small packages' I immediately thought of a baby. 

I looked around and found the perfect stork carrying a little package in the Silhouette store. 

Here is what I used to make this card...
- Scrappy Moms Dancing in Circles 2 stamp set (see below)
- My Creative Time stitched circle die
- Gold Shimmer twine from The Twinery (sold in the Scrappy Moms store)
- DCWV It's A Boy stack
- stork from the Silhouette store
- colorbox fluid chalk ink
- rich cocoa momento ink

 And since I was really happy with how this card turned out, I decided to make a girl version as well!! 

Here is what I used to make this card...
- Scrappy Moms Dancing in Circles 2 stamp set
- My Creative Time stitched circle die
- Chocolate Cupcake twine from Trendy Twine
- colorbox fluid chalk ink
- stork from the Silhouette store
- rich cocoa momento ink

I hope you are loving all of my projects using the new release from Scrappy Moms! Make sure to head on over to their store - they have a lot more than stamps!! 

Monday, February 25, 2013

Spread Your Wings (Plus WINNER)

Hey friends!! Hope you all had a great weekend!! My kids have been sick all weekend so we've been soooo lazy. Today is movie day! And blog posting day, apparently! :)

I have a beautiful layout for you today, based on the current challenge sketch over at BoBunny. 

I have had the Gabrielle Collection for a while, but have been hoarding it. Just this weekend when I was cleaning my craft room I realized I have quite a bit of really nice paper that is just collecting dust... 

I even used some of my super pretty flowers that I have been saving for a special project! 

AND I used some of my awesome new hemp twine I just got from Liz's Paper Loft Boutique on Friday. I can tell I will be using this a lot... I got it in 3 colors (natural, pink and black) but I'm thinking I will definitely be ordering more colors in the future!! (PS - Liz's shipping and customer service are so awesome!)

Here's what I used on this layout...
- Gabrielle Collection by BoBunny
- Natural Hemp twine from Liz's Paper Loft Boutique
- Prima & Recollections Flowers
- lace from thrift store
- buttons from Dollarstore
- Recollections pearls
- Martha Stewart Butterfly punch
- white gelly roll pen
- flourish from Silhouette store

I also have ONE more thing to take care of... the winner of last week's giveaway!! choose #3... Angie Ashuk!! 

Congrats Angie! I will be contacting you soon for your mailing address!! 

Have a great day everyone! Back tomorrow with some more Scrappy Moms Projects!!! 

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Welcome to Parenthood!

Hey everyone!! I have a super fun card for you today using my new Scrappy Moms stamps!! Now, just to be clear... this card was not in any way inspired by MY three little princesses... ;) 

Funniest little monster ever, right?! 

Wait until you see him WOBBLE!!! :) Here he goes... 

This was my very first time using an Action Wobble! I only have two of them (given to me by a friend) and I have been saving them for a special occasion!! This monster just wouldn't have been the same with out a wobble! I knew exactly what I was going to do with this sentiment when I saw it!! 

This sentiment came from one of the new releases from Scrappy Moms on Friday...

I even broke out my Ditto glimmer mist for this card! Love that lime green spray!! :) Need to use it more often. 

Here are all the supplies I used for my card...
- Monster from Miss Kate Cuttables
- Action Wobble
- Fun Celebrations stamp set from Scrappy Moms
- striped paper from Stampin' Up
- Ditto green glimmer mist
- Colorbox fluid chalk ink

Hope you are all having a GREAT weekend!! I have lots of new crafty goodies that I hope to get into today!! Hopefully my little monsters, er, angels, let me have some peaceful time in my craft room! :) 

Saturday, February 23, 2013

And Then There Were 5...

Happy Saturday!! I don't know about you, but I'm getting a little cabin fever... Two of my girls have been sick these past couple days so we really haven't left the house. :( The only plus side of this is lots of cuddles annnnd a little online shopping... Since I can't get out of the house, I need a little excitement and the instant gratification of buying digital paper and elements is just the ticket! 

My recent purchase was a couple of Echo Park kits. I got looking at one, Sweet Day, and realized it would be the perfect collection to use for a layout of the very first time we had our family of five together. 

I used a little kraft bag as a place to store a cute little picture Bria drew and brought to the hospital as a gift for Taylah.

Love the new Dancing In Circles 2 stamp set from Scrappy Moms...

The supplies I used in this layout are...
- Echo Park Sweet Day digital collection
- Scrappy Moms Dancing In Circles Stamp set
- My Creative Time stitched circle dies
- Gold Shimmer twine from The Twinery (sold at Scrappy Moms Store)
- brackets from the Silhouette store
- hearts from Miss Kate Cuttables
- yellow ribbon from Little Free Radicals
- rich cocoa Momento ink
- Colorbox Fluid chalk ink
- kraft bag from Oriental Trading
- white gelly roll pen

I am linking this layout up over at Paper Issues (thank you Paper Issues for featuring a couple of my projects lately!!!), My Creative Time and Stuck On U Sketches. 

I have more, more and more projects using the new Scrappy Moms stamps in the next few days! And don't forget about my giveaway ending soon...

Details HERE!! 

Friday, February 22, 2013

Scrappy Moms Stamps New Release

**This is my SECOND post of the day... Click HERE for my Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons project!!**

EEK!! Exciting post today!! I have been in love with Scrappy Moms Stamps since I first discovered craft blogs and I am so honored to be this month's guest designer!! I am so excited about this opportunity!! I can't wait to show you the new sets being released!! 

Both sets are super versatile and great for occasions all year round!! The first set I am showing you is the Dancing in Circles 2 set... 

And the second set is the Fun Celebrations set...

Great sets, right?! When I got them in the mail I took them immediately to my craft room and got to work!! So many ideas running around this crafty little brain!!

Love this sentiment! Since I have recently had my very last baby I try to remind myself to 'stop and smell the flowers' before our baby days are all gone. 

How cute is this little bunny?? I inked around her with an off white chalk ink to give her a touch of dimension. This file comes from the Spring Bunnies set from SVG Cuts. 

Here are all the supplies I used to make my card...
- Spring Bunnies from SVG cuts
- sentiment from Fun Celebrations by Scrappy Moms
- gold shimmer Twinery Twine (from the Scrappy Moms store)
- Peachy Keen Everyday Character Face Parts stamps
- paper from Simple Stories Fabulous 6x6 pad
- American Crafts textured cardstock
- Rich Cocoa Momento Ink
- Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink
- Blush copic marker

Scrappy Moms is also currently having a 'All Tied Up' Challenge! Link up your projects using twine for a chance to win a Scrappy Moms stamp set of your choice!  

Stay tuned for more projects using these great stamps this week!! 

CAS Engagement Congrats

Hi everyone!! Hope you've all had a great week!! Cheers to Friday!! I remember the days when it actually made a difference whether it was Friday or not... :)

I have a little card using Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon digital paper and cutting files to share with you today.

I used the Christmas Brights digital paper collection for all the patterns you see on this card. Isn't that blue paper so pretty?! Love it... 

I used a sketch from Case this Sketch as a guideline for my card:

Instead of using the SVGs in the typical way, I choose to turn them into a little epoxy embellishment. I made a 1" circle in Silhoutte Studio, added some digital paper to that circle, then placed my SVG over top. Once I had printed/cut the circle, I colored my champagne with a glittery gelly roll pen and added a 1" epoxy circle sticker over top. Before I printed out my blue background, I added my sentiment using the text tool so that it would print out on the background. Last but not least, I made my little striped flag! 

My finishing touch was a little gold shimmer twine from The Twinery. 

I am also having a giveaway to celebrate my blog makeover!! Here is what is up for grabs...

Check out THIS post for details on how to win!! 

Hope you like my card today!! I hope my post/explanation made sense... The flu has made an appearance in our house and we're running super low on sleep so I'm not really "with it" while typing this out... I'm sure you'll forgive me! :) 

Monday, February 18, 2013

Just Another Grey Hare

Hey everyone!!! Happy Monday!! My husband finally had days off this weekend so we've been having lots of fun! One day we had a skating/sledding party with another family and yesterday we went out to Grandma and Grandpa's for some more sledding and a nice supper. Today is MY day!! I have spent the morning hiding in my craft room crafting, editing photos, blogging and listening to music with little interruption. A day like today was definitely needed. 

Here is the card I made this morning. I have been wanting to make this card for soo long... 

Does this get you itching for Spring, if you're not already?? 

Love this little bunny... 

The sentiment is a little hard to read in the pic, but it says,"Don't worry, it's just another gray hare". Love that! :) 

Here is what I used to make my card:
- Bunny SVG from Cute as a Bunny set by Scrapping Bug Designs
- Grass from Silhouette store
- banner from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Sentiment Spots Cutting set
- Wide Eyed & Bushy Tailed face assortment stamp set from Peachy Keen
- sentiment from Hoppy Easter by Pink By Design
- Lifestyles flower embossing folder
- colorbox fluid chalk ink
- Patterned paper from K& Company - Poppy Seed stack
- Grey Divine Twine
- Lilac Momenta Ink

And just one more thing... If you haven't seen what I am giving away to celebrate my blog makeover... 

Click HERE for details on how you can win!! :) 

Have a great day!! 

Sunday, February 17, 2013


Hi friends!!!  So... Do you notice anything different?? :) I think it was time to make a change around here!! Espcially since now I'm scrappin' THREE little princesses, and not just two! Feel free to grab my pretty new button on the left side of my blog! :) 

My project for you today is one that I made for a couple challenges last week. I just didn't get time to get pictures taken so it was never linked up but I thought I would show it to you anyway. 

It's a pretty simple layout, but I really wanted the focus to be on the cute V-day pics I took of Brittyn.

How about that cute little bear?? And everything's always better with a Peachy Keen face! 

Here is what I used for my project...
-Be Mine cutting files from Miss Kate Cuttables
- Wide Eyed & Bushy Tailed Peachy Keen Face Assortment
- Swoon Digital Paper Pack from Sassy Designs
- Red Divine Twine
- Valentine Tape from Superstore
- Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Simple Banner Shapes cutting files 
- white Sakura gelly roll pen

To celebrate my new bloggy look, I decided to have a giveaway!! 
Since I think a lot of us are dreaming of summer, I put together some bright summery twine samples to go with the Just Beachy stamp set from Pink By Design!

Here is what to do to enter...
Make sure you are a follower of my blog and leave a comment on this post with a way to get in contact with you

For additional entries...
1. Share this giveaway on your blog (or on Facebook) and leave a comment letting me know you did
2. 'Like' my fan page HERE on Facebook and leave a comment letting me know you did

I will leave my giveaway open for one week, until midnight Saturday the 23rd, and then choose a winner shortly after. (*US & CDN addresses only please) 

Have a great Sunday!!!! Thanks for stopping by!! :) 

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

PPPR - It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's SUPER MOM!! :)

Happy Wednesday!! It's Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons DT day!! Today I played with the Superhero Trio Cutting files, which are some of my fav PPPR files! I totally live in a girl's world so I didn't think I would love these files that much, but I DO!! It may be because even though they're 'boy' super heros, then can also be girly! 

I thought I would start getting ready for Mother's Day early this year. After all, it IS the most important holiday of the year! ;) 

- Recollections cardstock
- 6x6 Echo Park So Happy Together
- Cherry Cupcake Trendy Twine
- Princess Assortment Peachy Keen Face Stamps
- Blush copic
- Pink By Design Stamps
- Recollections pearls
- Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink
- white Sakura Gelly Roll pen

I used the following files from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons...

Now make sure you head on over to the blog to check out all the great projects by the rest of the DT!! 

Friday, February 8, 2013

You Are the Milk to My Cookie (Tutorial)

Oh my gosh... I love the card I have for you today! :) I hope you think it's as cute as I do!! 

I paired two SVGs - a freebie from Miss Kate Cutables (the cookie) and a jug of milk from Lettering Delights - and used the PNC (print & cut) feature to make the main focal point of my card. Of COURSE I used Peachy Keen faces on my characters... the face set I used is the Wide Eyed Kids Assortment. I used a shape from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons and filled it with some digital paper from Lettering Delights (the Once Upon A Princess set) to create my background for my milk & cookie. If you would like to see how I did everything in Silhouette Studio to design this card, check out the tutorial below! 

My blue banner is also from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons and is filled with another pattern from the Once Upon A Princess set from Lettering Delights. My sentiment comes from the Pink By Design stamp set, You Are. I also added a touch of Divine twine. 

If you would like to see how I assembled this card, here is that part!! 

I am linking this card up over at the Scrapbook Steals blog a, Scrappy Mom's, Peachy Keen, and the CAS on Sunday Challenge Blog

Have an amazing day!! 

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Cameo Creations - Valentine Tags

Hey there!! My project today is for the new Challenge over at Cameo Creations! The theme for this challenge is: Valentine Tags!! 

I decided to make some tags to used for some bags of goodies I have for my girls for Valentine's Day! 

My tag bases are from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons and I used patterned paper from Sassy Designs to fill them. The adorable animals are from Zenware Designs, which I bought from MyGrafico. The sentiments are from the Pink By Design stamp set, Love Always and the banners are from the Everyday Banners set. 

My finishing touches were some bling in the animals' hair and some Trendy Twine bows!! 

Now make sure you head on over to the Cameo Creations Challenge blog to check out the other designers' projects and then link up your V-day tags!!! The prize this week is a $10 gift certificate to Lettering Delights!!!