Friday, June 28, 2013

Golden Girl

 Hey everyone!! Happy Friday!! It has been a while since I've posted on here!! I haven't had a ton of crafting time, and when I am crafting I have been working on upcoming DT projects. (I have some super fun projects in store for you over the next month or two!) Last night I was inspired at the Pretty Little Studio blog so I broke out all my PLS goodies that I hoard...

I was inspired by the current sketch challenge going on over at the PLS Blog. I used my Stampin' Up Banner Punch for make all of my triangles from various patterns from the Summer Breeze collection. 

I just LOVE the adorable vintage feel.... I think I need to get myself some more PLS since I used some up last night... ;) 

I painted some American Craft DIY Thickers to use as letters for my title. (So addicted to the DIY thickers!)

Did you catch a glimpse of one of my newest fav crafty embellishments??? Sequins! :) I bought an awesome package at a party supply store a couple weeks ago but wasn't sure how I was going to use them... Then I saw them being used on a few projects at My Creative Time and Scrapping Navy Wife and I think those ladies have me hooked!! :)

Here is a list of everything I used on this layout...
- Summer Breeze Collection
- Stampin' Up Banner Punch
- Gold Shimmer twine from The Twinery
- American Crafts Thickers (and Martha Stewart acrylic paint)
- sequins

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you all have an amazing weekend - Happy LONG weekend to my Canadian friends!!!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

You Are the Milk to My Cookie

 Hey Crafty friends!! I hope you were all able to check out the projects this past weekend in the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Get Well Hop!! :) We FINALLY had a nice day with no rain yesterday so my girls and I were outside alllll day! Let's hope summer is finally here! :)

I have a super cute project to share today...

Isn't this the cutest little cookie box?! My husband is away working right now, which means my evenings are very quiet - perfect time to make a video! :) Disclaimer: I am a video making rookie... don't go too hard on me! ;) 

I actually am getting better... believe it or not! I think if I just keep on it one of these days my videos will AMAZE you! Someday... ;)

I also added a tag (also from the Twitterpated Collection) onto the back so that I could add the name of the lucky recipient! 

Here's what I used for my project..
- Treat Box by Lori Whitlock 
- Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink
- Clear Acetate from Michaels

I hope you liked my project and video today!! If you didn't see my awesome news yesterday, I am going to be the guest designer over at Jaded Blossom in August!!! I caught a sneak of the stamps I will be working with and they are soooooo much fun!! I can't wait to get making some projects with them! 

Thanks for stopping by today!! 

Some Super FUN News!!

If you are looking for the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog hop - Click HERE!! 

Who caught the news over at Jaded Blossom yesterday?!?! Super exciting! If you missed it, I will gladly share...

I am going to be the Guest Designer at Jaded Blossom for the month of August!!! I am soooo excited!! If you are unfamiliar with their stamps and party supplies, you really need to check them out! Their stamps are so fun and unique! Creating treats and party favors is allllll the rage right now, and that is Jaded Blossom's specialty!! I will be creating a TON of awesome projects that I cannot wait to share with you!! 

If you have a second, I would love it if you headed over to Jaded Blossom on Facebook (click HERE) and let them know I sent you! :) 

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Get Well Blog Hop!!!

Hey friends!!! It's a Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog hop!! If you are here from Shannon's blog, you are in the right place!! If you just stumbled on this hop, make sure to head back to the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog so you don't miss any of the great projects!!

The theme of this month's hop is Get Well! Lisa has a ton of great 'get well' themed files in her store right now, but I wanted to show that a lot of her files have so much versatility! The corn I used on my card is from the Thanksgiving Feast cutting files set (see below).

Here is the set these cute little corn came from...

Here is what I used to create my card...
- Thanksgiving Feast cutting files by Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons
- Recollections washi tape
- Peachy Keen face stamps: Princess Face Assortment and Critter Faces
- Pink By Design Plum Perfect stamp set

I'm sure if you have hopped through the first few blogs, you are aware that Lisa is doing something fun and new!!

Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon challenges!! You have the chance to create your own Get Well projects and link up for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the PPPR store!! I cannot wait to see what everyone creates! Link up your projects and check out more details HERE!!

Even MORE good news.... Check out the blog candy Lisa is giving away to one lucky hopper!

For a chance to win, you must be a follower of each blog on our hop and leave a comment on each blog.  For extra chances, you can also "LIKE" Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons on Facebook and/or sign up for the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Newsletter
A random winner will be chosen for the prize on Tuesday, June 25th. Only US or Canadian mailing addresses, please.

Head on over to see what Melisa of Melisa's Crafty Creations has to share!! I know it will be great!! :)

Here's a lineup in case you get lost along the way! :)

This card is also entered into the current challenge over at Little Tangles!! The theme is: Washi It Up!!

Friday, June 21, 2013

So Sweet

About a year ago I caught the digital paper BUG! I rarely ever buy stacks of traditional paper anymore. I know I can buy a pack of digital paper for next to nothing and print out as many sheets as I need, plus it’s great to know I will never run out!
Part of the fun in playing with digital paper is adding my own personal twist to them. I saw the perfect opportunity to jazz up the strawberry pattern paper from the new Berry Sweet Digital Scrapbook Kit (free for a limited time) from Peppermint Creative.
Digital hybrid strawberry layout3
Included in this kit, are the cutest little felt strawberries. I sized the strawberries so they were exactly the same size as the ones in the pattern paper, then printed and cut them out using my Silhouette Cameo  (can also be done by a steady hand!)
The beautiful thing about digital paper is that you DO NOT need a special printer! I often use a regular all in one printer and get great letter sized prints!
I added some foam stickers to the back of my strawberries to make them stand out from the paper.
Digital hybrid strawberry layout1
Adding the strawberries over top of the ones in the pattern paper gave a great detail to my layout!
Digital hybrid strawberry layout2
Such a simple, easy way to take pattern paper to the next level! There are other great ways to really make the most of your digital paper as well – add glitter, rhinestones, glossy accents, flock, sequins, etc.
Let the digital paper addictions begin!!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

A Tight Squeeze From Me To You

Hey there!! Today I created a really fun card that I hope will put a smile on one very special little girl's face! If you would like to read the story about Maddy, and why Simon Says Stamp is putting on a card drive for her, check out THIS link. 

Today I played with a digital collection from Dear Lizzy called Neopolitan. I am so in love with the softness of this collection.

Everything on this card was print and cut. I added some gold shimmer twine from The Twinery on thetag, some rhinestones on the wheels and some foam stickers for dimension. Pretty straight forward!

I hope this little girl just gets SHOWERED with cards. My heart breaks when any of my little girls get sick, I couldn't imagine what Maddy and her parents are going through.  It really makes a person forget about the petty things in life, and appreciate the great. 

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Day!

Happy Wednesday, friends!! It's Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons day!!

For my layout today, I played with Lisa's new Patriotic Balloon Files (a freebie in the store until Friday!!).

These pics are from when we brought our very last baby, Taylah, home from the hospital. I remember thinking about all journeys our sweet little girl would take over her lifetime. She has already flown all the way to Orlando, Florida, by the time she was only 7 weeks old! :) 

I used the Sunday Afternoon stack from DCWV, which I am in love with right now. 

Here is what I used for this layout...
- DCWV Sunday Afternoon paper
- American Crafts Thickers with Grey Martha Stewart glitter
- Peachy Keen ABCs and 123s stamps
- Recollections pearls
- natural hemp

Mark your calendars for this weekend's Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Get Well hop this weekend! 

I guarantee there will be some awesome projects and blog candy, of course! Have a great day!! 

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Jaded Blossom Challenge - Food Related

Click HERE for Monica's Surprise Baby Shower Blog Hop!!! 

Happy Saturday!! Hopefully the weather where you are is beautiful!! It's another gloomy, rainy day here, but we're making the best of it by having a movie morning in the basement! The girls get to watch a movie, and I get to work on some little crafty projects! :) 

I have been wanting to participate in a Jaded Blossom Challenge for a while, but just never seem to get my projects done one time!! I am linking up by the skin of my teeth today!! :) 

I used the 'What's Up Buttercup' digital kit by Heather Roselli (from Sweet Shoppe Designs) to create a topper for my little treat. I started with a square filled with a pattern paper, added a cute little digital flower embellishment, then a layer that looks like some yellow paint. 

I stamped the cute little bee from the Love Stings set by Jaded Blossom onto yellow cardstock, and embossed with black powder. I colored in it's wings and eyes with a white gelly roll pen and cut around the edge. I added a little sentiment in the corner and popped my bee up on a thick pop dot. 

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Monica's Surprise Baby Shower Blog Hop!!!!

Welcome to Monica's Surprise Baby Shower Blog Hop!!! Our friend, Monica from Monica's Creative Madness is expecting a baby BOY!! We are all making layouts she can use to put together a great scrapbook of all the pics of her little guy in his first year!!
If you have arrived here from Ana Maria's blog, you are in the right place. If you just stumbled upon this hop, make sure to head over to the Cameo Creations Blog to start!! There is some awesome blog candy up for grabs, so make sure you don't miss a single blog!

My first layout is for the baby's first bath!!

Here's what I used...
- Squeaky Clean cutting files from Miss Kate Cuttables
- bubbles from Silhouette store
- Chocolate Sprinkles Trendy Twine
- It's A Boy DCWV paper stack
Here is my second layout...

Here is what I used...
- Stinkin' Adorable digital kit from Jady Day Studio
- The Twinery Twine

Now onto your next stop in the hop - Sandra from 365 Days of Cricut!!! 

Here is the lineup in case you get lost along the way!! 

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

ScrapbookSteals - How Tosday!

Hi friends!! :) Hope you all had a GREAT weekend!!

Today I am over at the ScrapbookSteals blog for How Tosday!! Every Tuesday a member of the DT posts a great "How To"! My tips today are how to take a plain die cut, and turn it into something amazing!! :)

Head on over there!! I would be supper happy if you left me some love! :) 

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Hairy Lil Monkey

Click HERE for the ScrapbookSteals June Blog Hop!!! 

Hey everyone!! Did you see the newest Peachy Keen stamps?? Awesome, as always!! There are a couple new face assortment sets that I NEED to get my hands on!! Today I had my two older girls in my craft room with me long enough to put together a fun little layout using the Summer Days Collection by Echo Park - my FAV - for one of the PK release challenges!!!

I had some American Crafts Thickers left from the ScrapbookSteals hop (going on right now - HERE) and I wanted to use some of my brown flock that has been collecting dust. The brown hairy letters screamed 'MONKEY' to me! :) I used this cute little monkey graphic from Pixel Paper Prints a couple days ago on THIS card and I loved her so much I wanted to use her again!! I love how the PK teddy faces look on her!! 

Of course I used some dies from My Creative Time... I have never been a die person until lately!! I am sooo in love with Emma's dies and I used them on almost every project! I LOVE when I get my money's worth out of craft supplies!! 

Here is what I used to create my layout..
- Peachy Keen Teddy Bear Face Assortment
- Echo Park Summer Days collection
- My Creative Time doily and scalloped circle die
- American Crafts DIY Thickers
- brown Martha Stewart flock
- dollarstore rhinestones

Hope you liked my layout!! I am hoping to get in a project for the other Peachy Keen release challenge going on right now, too! :) 

Friday, June 7, 2013

ScrapbookSteals Blog Hop!!

Hey there!! If you are here from Teresa's blog, then you are in the right place!! If you just stumbled upon this hop, make sure you head back to the beginning - ScrapbookSteals BLOG - to make sure you don't miss any of the awesome projects!!

The products we got to play with - American Crafts DIY Thickers - for this hop are soooo much fun!! The possibilities are endless!! I actually wanted to make a few more projects for this hop, but ran outta time!! I had so many ideas!!

My first project is a layout using family pics from this fall when our baby, Taylah, was born...

Just in case someone out there has never seen, or heard of, DIY Thickers before... They are adhesive on both sides so you can totally customize them!! I used Martha Stewart glitter on the letters in this layout, but you can use flock, coarse glitter, flowersoft... the list goes on! :) 

Here is a little tip for using the letters.... They come in a long sheet, and I like to lay out my projects to see how everything will fit, so I cut each letter out so that I could easily figure out the best spot for them on my layout. Once I knew where they should go, I just peeled the backs off and stuck them to the paper. 

Here is what I used to make my layout...
- American Crafts DIY Thickers
- Recollections Fabulous Girl stack
- My Creative Time We Are Family stamp set and doily and button dies
- Pink By Design Bracketful stamp set

I also made a quick card...

These Thickers are material chipboard letters and sooo fun!! I sprayed them with dark blue Ditto glimmer spray and they turned out really neat! They look like blue jean letters. I forgot to take a pic, but the inside of the card reads,"Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad". 

For this card I used the following supplies...
- American Crafts DIY Thickers
- Ditto Glimmer spray
- file from the Silhouette store
- Pink By Design Our Fathers stamp set

Your next stop in the hop is 

If you would like to get your hands on some of these Thickers, check out THIS link!! They are the steal over at ScrapbookSteals today!!! 

Enjoy the rest of the hop!! Below is a list of all the stops in case you get lost along the way! 

  1. ScrapbookSteals 
  2. Lanette Erickson - Stacks of Scraps
  3. Teresa Fenstermacher - Teresa Jaye Is Here to Play
  4. Candace Zentner - Scrappin 2 Little Princesses (YOU ARE HERE)
  5. Misty Buck - Lil Buck's Creations
  6. Jennifer McDermott - Wonky Wares
  7. Brenda Smith - The Imperfect Scrapper
  8. Heather Conklin - Goldiecar Designs

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Swinging By to Say Hi!

It's Wednesday night, so what does that mean?! Candace is working on her weekly Peachy Keen Challenge project! :) It is becoming my weekly routine!!

The theme this week over at Peachy Keen is a sketch challenge...

And here is the sketch...

I used an adorable monkey from the Monkey Girl set from Pixel Paper Prints and added a Peachy Keen face. I bet you didn't know the PK teddy bear faces work GREAT for cute little monkeys!? 

Here is what I used to make this card..
- Peachy Keen Teddy Bear faces
- Monkey Girl Graphics from Pixel Paper Prints
- sentiment from the Jungle Fever stamp set from Pink By Design
- twine from the twinery
- grass from the Silhouette store
- doily die from My Creative Time

Now I'm off to link up over at Peachy Keen, then I'll be working on some more projects for their release challenges tonight!! FUN!! :)

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

PPPR - Teacher Appreciation

Another Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons DT day today!! Lisa has some awesome new releases lately so make sure to check out those files and paper (HERE!)!!

I used a simple hexagon shape filled with pattern paper from the Spring Fling Collection to make a fun pattern on my card. Each one of these hexagons was cut out individually and glued on by hand. I added a little bit of twine and some white stitching and that's it! Pretty easy little card!! :)

Here is the digital paper pack I used for my card:

Make sure to head back to the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog to have a peek at the rest of the Design Team's projects!! Always awesome inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!!