Monday, December 23, 2013

Bunny Hugs!

Hey everyone!! Today is my day to post over on the Jaded Blossom blog and I have a project that is NOT Christmas related!! I have been making Christmas themed crafts for months and I needed to make something with more of a Spring feel...

I wanted to create a little scene using this fun little treat box. I found a piece of patterned paper that had some clouds and cute little birds on it, cut it down to 2"x3" and slid it into my treat box along the back side. The I added my sweet little Chibi kid dressed as a bunny from SVG Cutting Files on the front of the box using a foam sticker. 

I cut fun 'flower' shapes with my Candy Charms and Banner Dies and then used the Forest Animal Candies stamps to add cute little sentiments onto my Starburst candies. 

Here are all the fun goodies I used to make my treat....
- Jaded Blossom Candy Charms and Banner Dies
2"x2"x3 Clear Boxes from Jaded Blossom
- Peachy Keen In the Garden Face Assortment Stamps

Thanks so much for stopping by today!! 

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons DT Day!

Hey everyone!! It's Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons DT day!! Of course I have another Christmas project to share... I'm pretty sure this will be the last one!! Hopefully!! I am getting tired of Christmas projects... 

I thought the little turtle in the Birthday Critters cutting file set would be perfect for a tag on a box of turtles I was giving away as a gift. 

I used components from a couple different cutting file sets to give my turtle some Christmas spirit. Then I printed him out and added some details with a white pen, glossy accents, etc. 


Here is what I used to make my turtle tag...
- Candy Cane Trendy Twine
- Jaded Blossom Merry & Bright stamp set
- glossy accents

Now head on over to the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog to check out more projects from the Design Team! 

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Gift Giving Blog Hop

**** For the Jaded Blossom release Hop - Click HERE!!! ****

Hey there!! Welcome to the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Gift Giving blog hop!! If you have just stumbled upon this hop, make sure to head back to Lisa's blog to make sure you don't miss any awesome projects!! 
We are all using Lisa's files to make ANYTHING related to giving a gift!! Such a fun theme!
I made some peanut brittle recently to give as gifts to the bus driver, cleaning ladies, etc. and Lisa's new gift box file worked perfectly!!

I used some clear acetate to put on the inside of my box to cover the window.

The box went together so perfectly! Love this file!!
Here is what I used to make my project...
- Recollections stack
No PPPR hop would be complete without some of Lisa's awesome blog candy!!
Here's what you need to do for a chance at this great prize package...
1.) Be a follower of every blog on the hop
2.) Leave a comment on each blog 
3.) For an extra chance, you can "LIKE" the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Facebook Page and/or sign up for the PPPR Newsletter.

Lisa will chose a random winner for today's candy on Tuesday, December 17th. Us and Canadian addresses only please.

I also need to let you know about the newest PPPR Challenge!
The theme for this month's challenge is Gift Giving and you must used PPPR files as the main focus on your project. You have until Saturday, January 4th to link up your project.
Link your projects HERE

I am the very last stop on the hop so thanks so much for hopping today!!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Jaded Blossom December Release Blog Hop!!

Hi Everyone! Welcome to Jaded Blossom's December Release Blog Hop.
Now if you're here from Mel's Blog then you're in the right place, if you're just passing through 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 the highlight of it....

I decided to make a fun set of shaker birthday cards!!

I used the masking technique to pick and choose parts of the Birthday Treat Tag stamps to use as sentiments on my cards.

I put together a quick little tutorial on how I put these together!! 

1. Start by cutting out the following layers with cutting machine:
- base (which you will stamp)
- acetate layer 
- top 'frame' layer

2. Using two sided foam tape (NOTE: make sure the width of your foam tape is smaller than the width of your top 'frame' layer, otherwise the tape will show after you assemble your shaker!) make an outline around the outside of the base layer. Make sure the tape pieces in the corners are perfectly flush to make sure no glitter/sequins can escape! 

 3. Once you have a border of foam tape around your base layer, peel the backing off the tape and carefully add the desired amount of sequins, etc inside the foam tape.

4. Adhere the acetate layer on top of the foam tape. 
TIP: If you are using fine glitter it may stick to the acetate due to static... One way around this is to use a dryer sheet and rub it over the acetate. I have never tried one, but I think an embossing buddy (from Stampin' Up) will work in the same way... 

5. Add your 'frame' as the final layer on your shaker. 

6. Shake and enjoy!! :) 

Jaded Blossom Stamps I used are (click on pics to visit store):

The Party Shaker Tag cutting files I used to make my cards are available in the SVG Cutting Files store!!

Regular Price for the Release Package is $144.99

Price for the Release Package will be $139.99 after Sunday Night, 12/15, 11:59pm, pst

 Freebie 3 x 3 Jaded Blossom Addict Stamp for customers that spend $40 or more before Taxes and Shipping! FREEBIE is only available until Sunday 12/15, 11:59pm pst.

Here are the Release Week treats!!


Just leave a comment on all the blogs along the hop!

The more blogs you comment on the more chances you have to win!

THREE lucky winners will get their own personalized Jaded Blossom water 


Three OTHER winners will win one 6x6 paper pad! 

Now on to the HOP....

Next up is my friend, Trixie!! 

Just in case you get lost here is the Entire Line Up:
Jaded Blossom
Krystle (December Guest Designer)

Jaded Blossom December Release - Day 5!!!

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 and it is our freebie!!

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


 For our Freebie of the Month Free Stamp for customers that spend $40 or more before Taxes and Shipping! 
FREEBIE is only available until Sunday 12/15, 11:59pm pst. 

Here is what I made: 

I saw this idea over on the Doodlebug blog the other day and loved it!! Another great way to use my beloved washi tape!! :) 

The smaller Jaded Blossom flower was the perfect size for the lids on the candy tubes! I added a clear epoxy sticker over top of the stamp. 

Here is what I used for my project...
- Jaded Blossom Addict Stamps
- washi tape
- epoxy circles
- twine from The Twinery
- buttons from stash

 Make sure to come back Later at 4pm, PST for our Stamp Release Blog Hop! 
 You won't wanna miss it!! 
 To visit the Jaded Blossom Store HERE and for Favor Boxes HERE 
"Like" us Facebook and share your Jaded Blossom Stamps Creation with us in our Garden of Creativity. Last but not least don't forget to join out Anything Christmas Challenge this month, you can find more details HERE
 See you back here later at 4pm PST.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Jaded Blossom December Release - Day 4!!!

Day 4 of the Jaded Blossom release is today!! 
Today's sets are super fun and unique!! 

Since I'm going on a hot holiday in March, I thought I needed a little motivation right in my face while I am crafting - which is when I have the least amount of willpower! 

Like I said yesterday, I'm still learning how to use my spectrum noir markers... :) 

This awesome file is from SVG Cutting Files and has an easel piece on the back so the calendar stands up on its own! 

Here is what I used to make my calendar...
- Calendars from Jaded Blossom
- Echo Park Summer Days Collection
- Strawberry Cupcake Trendy Twine

Remember that tomorrow we have one more stamp set to share and then an awesome hop later on in the day! For now, head on over to the Jaded Blossom blog to have a peek at all the awesome projects the rest of the DT came up with! 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Jaded Blossom December Release - Day 3!!!

*** For the PPPR/Timeless Twine Hop Click HERE!!! ***

Are you loving the stamps released by Jaded Blossom so far???? I am so glad I am lucky enough to have these in my stamp collection!! Here are MORE awesome stamps... 

We have our Gotta Have it Now Package for $134.99
December Release will include:  7 - 4 x 6 Stamp Sets
- 4 x 4 Candies Stamp Set
1 - Set of New Dies
1 - Free 3 x 3 Stamp for customers that spend $40 or more before Taxes and Shipping!
FREEBIE is only available until Sunday 12/15, 11:59pm pst.
NO PREORDERS! NO BACKORDERS! No waiting WEEKS for your stamps. 
WILL SHIP ASAP!!!  This Package is only available till Wednesday 11:59pm pst, then will be back up on the store on Friday at 4pm pst during our Stamp Release Blog Hop!

 Price for the Release Package will be $139.99 after Sunday Night, 12/15 11:59pm, pst Regular Price $149.99

I have a super fun project to share today!! :)

How sweet is that little bird???? I am just learning how to color with my new spectrum noir markers, so go easy on me! :) 

Here is what I used to make my project...
- Cotton Candy Trendy Twine
- Spectrum Noir Markers
- Recollections Patterned Paper

Now don't forget to check out all the awesome projects the DT came up with using these stamp sets!!! Head over to the Jaded Blossom blog!

PPPR & Timeless Twine Holiday Hop!!

Hey there!! Welcome to the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons holiday cross hop with Timeless Twine!! If you have just stumbled upon this hop, make sure to head back to Lisa's blog to make sure you don't miss any awesome projects!!

I LOVE playing with twine and the texture that it adds to my projects!! 

I am super happy with how this card turned out... I wanted to keep it very simple so I didn't take anything away from the awesome cut and twine. 

Here is what I used to make my card...
- Word Salad stamp set from Paper Smooches
- white embossing powder
- Martha Stewart coarse glitter
- Pebbles candy dot
- sequins and button from my stash

Of course there are goodies being given away!!! 

Pretty awesome, huh?
For a chance to win, you must be a follower of each blog and leave a comment on each blog. 
For extra chances, you can also "LIKE" Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons on Facebook  and Timeless Twine Facebook page.

Now make sure you head on over to my friend Brianna's blog

I am also entering this card over at this weeks  SPARKS challenge by Paper Smooches!!