Friday, September 27, 2013

Using Pebbles Chalk - Video Tutorial

Hey everyone!! I made a video a couple weeks ago that I really wanted to share with you all!! You may or may not know that I'm a new member of the Pebbles Design Team (AWESOME!!!). The awesome DT leader sent me two sets of Pebbles chalk that I could try out. I am in love. :) 

Here is the card I created using the blue chalk, a cotton ball, and a die from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons.

Here is the video on how I made my cloud background!! 

So fun and easy, right?! 
Here is what else I used to make my card....
-          Pebbles Basics Cardmaking Pad
-          Pebbles Basics Pattern Paper
-          American Crafts Knock Out Punch
-          American Crafts twine
-          Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons sun
-          Peachy Keen sentiment stamp
-          Glossy Accents

Thanks for stopping by!! I am off to shop for new craft room furniture!! Talk about a dream come true!! :) 

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons DT Day!!

Hey everyone!! Today is another DT day with all the gals from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons!! Did you all catch the PPPR Birthday blog hop this past weekend?? It was sooo awesome!!  I hope you didn't miss out on it! :) 

So today I wanted to make some more treats for one of my daughter's classes (I'm not sure which daughter yet!). I went to my Jaded Blossom stamps for inspiration and decided to make something with the Vampires & Zombies Oh My! set! Plus, I had these fang candies just layin' around! ;) 

Whenever I am doing treat bags I print and cut my images.... I would LOVE to piece them all together, but the thought of the little ones looking at them for 10 seconds and ripping them to pieces to get at the candy makes me want to cry...

This fun little vampire is from the Monster Mash clip art set...

I also used the following supplies to make my treat bags...
- Patterned paper from Thirty-One Collection by Pebbles

Head on over to the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog to check out what everyone else made!! 

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Birthday Blog Hop!!

*** For The Girly Girl Birthday Hop, Click HERE!!! ***

Welcome to the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Birthday Blog Hop!! 
Today we are celebrating Lisa's (owner/designer of PPPR) birthday! She had a plan for this hop, but we (the Design Team plus guests) have a plan of our OWN because we LOVE her!!!! ;) We are all making special birthday projects using some files from the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons store AND since birthdays are all about celebrating with friends and  giving gifts, we decided to add guests to the lineup and giveaway a TON of prizes!! These awesome prizes include fun twine, stamp sets and gift certificates to some of our favorite crafty stores!! You seriously do NOT want to miss a single stop in this hop!!  

If you are coming to here from Jessica's blog you are in the right place! If you have just stumbled upon this hop, make sure to head back to the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog! But remember - and this is important! - Lisa does NOT have the correct lineup on her blog, because she doesn't know there has been a few ADDITIONS to the lineup thanks to her DT!! SURPRISE, Lisa!! :) Lisa will direct you to the correct blog, but after that please disregard her lineup!! 

Now onto my project!! 

I LOVE this little panda and use this file allll the time. If I were able to celebrate Lisa's birthday with her, I know we would be having a drink, so I added a little glass of champagne to its hand!

Here is what I used to make my card...
- Birthday Panda Cutting files from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons
- Champagne Cutting files from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons
- Sweet Birthday Wishes stamp set from Jaded Blossom
- Paper from the So Happy Together Echo Park 6x6 pad
- glossy accents
- white gelly roll pen
- ribbon

Since it's such a special occasion, Lisa has designed a super CUTE freebie that you can grab from her blog for free Saturday and Sunday ONLY!!

Make sure you get your hands on that!!

Lisa ALSO has an awesome package to give away to one lucky hopper!! 

For a chance to win, you must be a follower of each blog and also 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, September 24th. Only US or Canadian mailing addresses please. 

With our blog hop also comes a new Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Challenge!! The theme of the challenge is Birthday and you can link up your projects at the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog until Sunday, October 12th for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the store. We can't wait to see what you create using PPPR files!! 

A TON of the blogs on this hop are having giveaways, and this blog is no exception!! :) I LOVE Lisa's Superhero Cutting Files so I thought the perfect giveaway would be a set of the Superhero stamps from Jaded Blossom!! This set goes PERFECTLY with all Lisa's Superhero files!!

WHEW!! That's a LOT of info!! :) 
Now onto the next stop in the hop!! Head on over to Monica's blog!! 

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

Friday, September 20, 2013

ScrapbookSteals - For the Record

*** For The Girly Girl Birthday Hop, Click HERE!!! ***

Hey everyone!! Today I am over at the ScrapbookSteals blog with some layouts using some great scrapbooking supplies I was sent!! I got to play with the We R Memory Keepers For the Record Collection, which is up for sale on ScrapbookSteals today!! 

Here are a couple sneaks!! 

The colors in this collection aren't my normal go-to colors, but I ended up loving them!!! This kit was super easy to work with and even after making two layouts, I still have a ton of goodies leftover to play with!! 

Now head on over to the blog to check out the rest of the projects!! 

Girly Girl Birthday Blog Hop!!

Hi Everyone!! I am SO happy you are here celebrating my birthday with me!!! Today I am THIRTY!! Wow... how did that happen?! I'm pretty sure I just graduated from college.... ;) 
First off, I want to thank all of my friends who put together this hop for me! I SUPER DUPER appreciate it!! I love that all these crafty peeps took the time to take part in this hop!! 
Now if your here from Jaymie's Blog then you're in the right place, if not then you may want to start at the very beginning.  Don't worry I have the whole line up at the end of this post.
I must admit, after I choose the theme for my hop, I kind of second guessed myself... BUT when I got my files from Ann (thank you Ann!!) and starting putting together my project, I KNEW I had picked the perfect theme!!! 
 How AWESOME is this little boutique?! And that little shopping girl? Well, that's me! ;) 

I used the new gift card die from Jaded Blossom to add a spot for a gift card on the inside! And there is still room to write,
"To: ME 
From: ME" ';)

Here is what I used to make my card...
- Love to Shop cutting files from SVG Cutting Files
- Spa Candies Stamp set from Jaded Blossom
- Candy Charms & Banners Dies from Jaded Blossom
- Jaded Blossom Gift Card Die 
- Peachy Keen Princess Face Assortment
- Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink
- Small Bubbles embossing folder
Blog Hop Prizes:
Please be a Blog Follower and Comment on all thru the blogs for a chance to win.
The more blogs you comment on the more chances you have to win!

Such awesome prizes!!!!
Blog Hop Line Up:
Candace P.
and the Birthday Girl herself
Candace Z

Thanks so much for hopping with us!!! 

Thursday, September 19, 2013

May All Your Wishes Come True!

Hey everyone!! It's my day to share a project for Jaded Blossom!!  So glad you have stopped by the blog today because I have a super cute card to share!! 

My daughter recently had a Cinderella party so I just HAD to make her a princess card! 

She LOVED it!! 
 The Sweet Birthday Wishes stamp set had the perfect sentiment for this card... Actually... This stamp set has had "the perfect sentiment" for a lot of projects I have made lately! I guess that makes this set a must have!! 

She got to wish upon a star the night before her birthday, and her wish was that Cinderella would come to her party! I have this card up in her room and she always talks about how her wish came true. :) 

Here is what I used to make my card...
- Castle SVG from Miss Kate Cuttables
- Cinderella from the Lettering Delights Happily Ever After set
- Peachy Keen In the Garden face stamps
- banner SVG from Silhouette store

Hope you were inspired by my project today!! 

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

ScrapbookSteals How Tos-day! Using Pebbles Chalk

Hey friends!! Today I am over at the ScrapbookSteals blog with a video tutorial on how to use chalk to make an awesome cloud background to use on your projects!! 

Cool, right?! All you need is chalk, a cotton ball and a die cut of a cloud!! Meet you over at the ScrapbookSteals blog to peek at my video! 

Monday, September 16, 2013

Trendy Twine - Sending You A Big Squeeze

Hey friends!! It's my day to post over at the Trendy Twine blog!! This month we are teaming up with Fleurette Bloom, which a great place to find SVGs, graphics and digital paper!! 

Here is a sneak peek of my project...

I used the awesome new Cherry Lemonade twine!! It's super fun!! Totally reminds me of Winnie The Pooh!! :) That may or may not be a hint for an upcoming project! ;) 

Head on over to the Trendy Twine blog to check out the rest of my project! 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons DT Wednesday - Tool Time Happy Birthday!

It's another Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons DT Wednesday!!! I always love sharing my PPPR projects with you!! 

My Dad's birthday is coming up in the middle of September and I knew the Tool Time Cutting Files would work perfectly on a card for him! 

These are the files I used...

And I also printed out some PPPR Digital paper for my card...

Love these papers!!! I printed them out on plain white textured American Crafts cardstock.

Sometimes I find that graphics printed out look a little "flat" in comparison to a layered SVG die, so I thought I would use some foam stickers to add dimension. I popped up the ace on all my tools to make give them a little pop. 

Here is everything I used to make my card...
- Tool Time Cutting Files from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons
- Man, Oh Man Pattern Paper Pack 1 digital paper from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons
- Sentiment from Pink By Design Happy Birthday stamp set
- Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink

I hope you liked my masculine card today!!! Just a little reminder about the Design Team call going on right now at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons!!! This is an awesome group of girls, plus you get a PPPR "allowance" to spend in the store every month!! :) You can check out the details HERE!! 

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Winner of Pebbles Giveaway!!

Hey everyone!! I have a winner from the Pebbles giveaway from last week!!!! 

The winner is...


I will be in contact with you shortly!!! Thanks so much for all your awesome comments!! You are all too sweet! :)

I ALSO have a winner from the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Back to School blog hop! (Yes, I am a little late on this one...)

The winner is...


I will also be sending you an email shortly, Kristi!! :) 

I also have a couple reminders!! 

There are three awesome challenges going on I wanted to remind you about!!! 

First is the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Back To School Challenge!! The deadline challenge is September 14th!

Here is a little inspiration... 
(Click on the pic to see blog post with details!)

There is also a Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Design Team Call going on! Check out the details HERE!! 

The second challenge you don't want to miss out on is the Back To School challenge over at Trendy Twine!! The deadline is September 27th. 

Of course I have some more inspiration!!! :) 
(Click on the pic to see blog post with details!)

And ONE more awesome challenge!!! This one is over at Jaded Blossom!! It's a gift card challenge!! 

Here was my project..
(Click on pic to see post with more details!)

The last day to enter this challenge is September 14th!!! 

So many great challenge to choose from!!! :) Hope to see all your projects linked up!! 

Thanks for stopping by!! Love you all!!! 

Friday, September 6, 2013

Jaded Blossom's September Release Blog Hop!!!

Welcome to Jaded Blossom's September Release Blog Hop.  
Now if you're here from Trixie's Blog then you're in the right place, if you're just passing thru start at the beginning because you don't wanna miss anything.  I also have the complete line up at the bottom.
If you missed my projects this week here is a highlight...

Here is what I made:

Sorry if this is too gruesome for any of you... I love puppies and kitties and anything else furry and cute, so these treat bags honestly freak me out a bit but for crafty sake, I just couldn't resist! :) 

I used the new Movie Monster files from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons, but instead of cutting out all the layers I printed them out then used my cameo to cut around them.

So since I am not a fan of horror movies, my hubby told me this crazy guy is Michael from Halloween... 

And I do know of Jason... Mostly because my big brother's name is Jason and he grew up as a hockey goalie! ;)

Jaded Blossom Stamps I used are:

Too Cute To Spook


I also used the Candy Charms and Banner Dies...

and clear treat boxes from the Jaded Blossom store

(just click on the picture and it will take you directly to the Jaded Blossom Store)
FREE US SHIPPING with the Entire Release Purchase

We also have a freebie for customers that spend $40 or more before Taxes and Shipping!

Of course, here is what everyone will receive when they order our New Release.

Just leave a comment on all the blogs along the hop!
The more blogs you comment on the more chances you have to win!
1st Prize, we are being sponsored by Trendy Twine! A sample of the awesome Cherry Licorice twine!!

2nd Prize, is being sponsored by SVG Cutting Files
For everyone that Purchase the Entire Release, you will receive this Vampire Fang File

and of course our other Awesome Prize

Now on to the HOP....

Next up is JAMIE!!! 

Just in case you get lost here is the Entire Line Up:

Jaded Blossom Release Day 5 - Trick or Treat!

Hi Everyone, It's Release Day over at Jaded Blossom!  We hope you all enjoyed our projects this week.  But as you know we have one more Stamp Set to show you today.

In case you missed my Release Day Projects, here they are


For our Last Stamp Sets of the Month
Halloween Mash Up $ 8.99

We also have a freebie for customers that spend $40 or more before Taxes and Shipping!
FREE US Shipping is only included with the purchase of the September Release Package

I used some small white bags that I have had for a while now to create some super fun treat bags! 

I stamped the Trick or Treat stamp directly onto my bag, then stamped the image again on a piece of orange cardstock. I fussy cut the little pumpkin and added it over the original pumpkin, using a pop dot. 

The bag was still a little plain so I added some color using a couple pieces of green chevron washi tape from the Trendy Twine store.

And make sure to come back Later at 4pm, PST for our Stamp Release Blog Hop!  You won't wanna miss it.
Don't forget to visit the Jaded Blossom Store HERE
and for Favor Boxes HERE
Don't forget to like us Facebook and share your Jaded Blossom Stamps Creation with us in our Garden of Creativity.
Also we have a New Challenge up, so don't forget to join the fun!

See you back here later at 4pm, pst.