Showing posts from January, 2016

Breathe, Trust & Let Go!

Hi everyone! Can you believe that it is the last day of the first month in 2016. If this is any indication of the year to come, then we all better hang on!

I am here today to share with you this fun card I made using an image from Riley and Company and some Printables from VectoriaDesigns. Circus cards are so fun to make and these tickets are a perfect embellishment.

There is enough room to even add a sentiment. Now you really have to have TRUST to put your head in a lions mouth, so I found this cute little sentiment to compliment my card.

You can find these grunge Circus Tickets along with some other fantastic Circus printables over at VectoriaDesigns.

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Surfer Girl

Hey everyone! Now I know that it is winter and we have been dealing with the colder weather, so I thought I would share this cute little Surfer Girl card to bring some much needed warmth and Sunshine into our lives!

I created this card using cardstock, stickers and washi tape from my stash. I colored my image using Copic Markers and fussy cut my image.

I adhered my image to a Journal card from Imagine That called Catchin waves. Once everything was in place, I added a couple of blue skittles.

I have provided a list below of the copic colors I used.

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Copic Colors: G05, G07, R27,N6, YR23, YR24, YR27, E00, E11, E21
Other Markers: Marine Blue

5 Miles every day

Hi everyone! It is time for another design team challenge. This week Kelly has challenged us to include animals is our design and we get extra points for making it funny.
The Riley image works great with a Funny Bones sentiment called 5 miles.

Don't forget that Stamper's Ink now offers a monthly kit. You can find more information by clicking on the Tickle My Funny Bones Card Club link. 

Don't forget to check out the Riley and Company Design Team's cards on their blogs:  Frances ByrneHeather BolliJoy StaggKelly SantiKendra DeCotaMonica TaylorSandye CurrySteph Ackerman

Sweet Valentine

This Valentine's Day I will be on the road. I wanted to make something cute to give to my Co-workers on the road and would transport easily.

These cute little Valentine bag toppers from VectoriaDesigns worked perfectly! I cut some some vellum paper double the size of my packaged treat. In this case 8.5 inches. 

I scored it at 4.25 inches and adhered the front side of my printable onto my paper.I punched a hole on both sides of my tag. I tied one side of my treat bag using matching twin and slid my treat in from the other side.

I then tied it closed.  I punched out two hearts and adhered them to the front. These would make great Valentines for kids as well. They come together very quickly, which is nice if you have a classroom full of kids!

Have fun!

Getting organized in 2016 with Deflecto

While I try not to make New Year resolutions, I do go through the organization phase every new year. This year was no exception, but I did have some new items to help me out this year.

Washi tape is a staple in my crafting and I use in many of my projects. The Deflecto stackable cube organizer was the perfect solution to store my washi tape, while keeping it organized and easy to get to.

Since I planned on having this sit on my desk, I wanted the organizer to match my vintage crafting decor. I thought it would be fun to go with a Postale theme using some of Tim Holtz paper stacks as well as some metal objects from Ideaology.

I was so thrilled with the way that the storage unit turned out, I created a matching Post it holder using the Deflecto Craft  4" x 6" craft frame. 

The January calendar was also created using the 4" x 6" craft frame. It works great as a calendar stand and can be used for every month!

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Valentine Flip Book - The Journey of the Crafting

Hi everyone! I am here today to share with you a Valentine Flip book I made a few weeks ago. It is a wonderful project, but not necessarily an easy one. I knew that I would be listing it in my Etsy shop, but was both happy and sad to wake up this morning to the notification of sale.

So one may ask why I sell rather than keep my projects. I get asked that often, especially with big projects such as this one. The answer is alway the same. While I love getting to the end and admiring my completed project, it is truly the Journey of the Crafting that I most love!

I love the challenge of creating. Watching the transformation is so rewarding. The base of the flip book was pretty easy to put together, it was the decorating that really took some time.

I found it best to work with one paper stack so that the paper matches throughout. I love using paper that has front and back as these combinations work so well and the paper is usually thicker.

The overall book is meant to be a photo keepsake.…

Nice Person

Hi everyone! So let's be real. Sometimes...on occasion, our mouths have a mind of their own. It seems that our mouth becomes more courageous when we are gossiping...I mean having coffee with friends. 

So my New Year's resolution is to be a nice person, and I hope that my mouth will cooperate, LOL!

I created this fun card using a stamp that was released this month over at So Suzy Stamps called Nice Person. The fun Coffee Bean ribbon is also from So Suzy Stamps and can be found in her store as well.

The layout is very simple and I have provided a list of all the items I used below.

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Supplies Used

Stamps:  So Suzy Stamps: Nice Person, American Art Stamp: Coffee Clutch
Copics: E11, E21, E00, E93, RV52, RV55, G05, N0, N2, R27, YR27
Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black
Paper: DCWV Tattered Time Mat Stack
Tools: Big Shot
Ribbon: Coffee Beans

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Riley and Company has a new name...Stamper's Ink!

Hi everyone! With a new year comes some changes over at Riley and Company, and those changes are a new name! Riley and Company has combined with Cornish Heritage Farms and will now be under Stamper's Ink!
So for our first Stamper's Ink challenge, the Design Team is challenged to use a stamp from Riley & Company as well as a stamp from Cornish Heritage Farms.

 This cute couple is from The CHF series and can be found in the Domestic Love Stamp Set. It is perfect for some fun Valentine Cards. The sentiment is from Riley & Company Funny Bones series and is called Look Forward.

Don't forget to check out the Riley and Company Design Team's cards on their blogs:  Frances ByrneHeather BolliJoy StaggKelly SantiKendra DeCotaMonica TaylorSandye CurrySteph Ackerman

Victorian Romantic Valentine Card - VectoriaDesigns

Hey everyone! Now that we are officially in the New Year, it is time to start thinking about Valentine's Day cards.

VectoriaDesigns has some wonderful Parisian style printables that work great to embellish your cards. The tag in the background is one of the printables on a sheet that housed six beautiful tags

While cleaning out my craft room yesterday I found this ribbon that had been tucked away. It is perfect for a Valentine Card. The woman image is from Graphic 45.  This card was so simple to put together, but makes a wonderful Victorian Valentine.

Don't forget to check out the other sections over at VectoriaDesigns. I am sure you will not be disappointed.

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Let's go Coastal with So Suzy Stamps!

Happy New Year! It is a new year and a new release for So Suzy Stamps! This month the design team is going coastal and we have some great cards to inspire you along the way.

This fun clothes line is part of the new release this month. It is great for summer note cards, but can also be used for many occasions. Another fun sentiment has been added to the collection as well that goes perfectly with the new stamp images. 

I had a yellow polka dot bikini set of stickers that I have had in my stash for a while and I finally got a chance to use them. Isn't it funny how we have items in our stash and then a new stamp comes along and it is a match that was just waiting to happen.

Supplies Used

Stamps:Bathing Suit line, Sandy Toes
Copics: Y06, R27, R89
Die Cuts: Nellie's Multi Frame
Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black
Paper: Recollections, Cratepaper - Flea Market Stack
General Supplies: Brads, Foam dots
Tools: Big Shot

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