Monday, September 15, 2014

Grand Slam Birthday!

Good Monday Morning Friends! 

I thought I would pop on and share with you a card I made for my son to take to a birthday party this past weekend. It was for one of his baseball teammates. A new friend who shares the same love, so he asked if I would make him a baseball card. What's a Mom to do....make the boy a card! :-)

So you get the pleasure of seeing another baseball card, and I can assure you there will be plenty of assorts in the future on this ol' blog. At least I can say I am stretching my dollar with my sporting supplies! :-) 

Ok, on to the card! I used the sketch only over at Fusion. Since their color inspiration in the photo was shiny pink, I didn't think that would fly for this little baller! :-)
I started with An Almost Navy card base onto which I added my distressed hand stamped Kraft background panel. I dusted off an old Stampin' Up! set for the numbers. I used the stamping off technique to give the numbers an older faded look.
I cut a piece of cork into a banner and added to the card front. I die-cut and stamped the bat, glove, and ball all from Buff Ivory Cardstock adding them to the cork banner. I stamped a sentiment also on Buff Ivory Cardstock and cut into a banner placing it in the upper right corner of the card. Lastly, I used a piece of baseball ribbon to create a tab to tuck at the top left corner and further embellishing with a DeNami Design Sapphire Boutique Button laced with a piece of Natural Hemp Cord

Here is the challenge at Fusion.

I am also sharing at Little Red Wagon - Use Cork, Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes, Little Scrap Pieces - Show It Off Saturday.

Thank you for stopping by and have a MARVELOUS Monday!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Dad You Light Up My Life...

Hello Friends~

I know I have not been around much. I did pop into my craft room quickly to make a card using some products from My Creative Time using their latest Designer Challenge as my inspiration. 

 I started with a green card base which I attached a piece of gray cardstock that has been stamped with stick candy ink using the Stripey Background Stamp Set.  At the top of the card, I took some Brown Hemp Cord and wrapped it around the card front and tied off in a knot. My main focal point was created using My Creative Time Lost At Sea stamp set and coordinating dies. The Trio Stitched Banner Dies was used for the sentiment.
As mentioned I am participating in the "Photo Inspiration" challenge! at My Creative Time
Challenge details:
Is to use this photo as your inspiration by using the photo OR the color combo OR BOTH! I chose to use the colors.

I am also sharing over at Little Scrap Pieces: Show it off Saturday, Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes, Scrapbook Blessings Club - Anything Goes, Craftin' Desert Divas - Anything Goes, D.L. Art - September Linky Party - Anything Goes, V's Sweet Idea Blog - Circle and Dots. {Thanks Karen for letting me know}

One of my main reason for not being around as much is the start of school, and taking this guy to his practices and games! We are off and running at a pretty high pace, but I don't think any of us would have it any other way. You can't get this time back! 

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you have a FANTASTIC Friday!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Apple Gable Box

Hey friends,

Last week, I shared a sneak peek with you for a project I created on the Trendy Twine blog. I really hope you check it out, but if you missed it...I thought I would share it again and give you the full reveal.

Here is my project:
This Gable box was made from red cardstock from a file that was purchased from the Silhouette Online Store. I wrapped the box with the Cranberry Trendy Twine as well as outline the apple for a decorative touch. Lastly I added a multi-loop bow to the center to complete the project. All that was left was to fill the inside with a few herbal tea bags.
Cranberry Trendy Twine - Red & White Bakers Twine

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I would also like to share at Cupcake Inspirations - Apple for your teacher.

Monday, September 8, 2014

The Kraft Journal #188 - Anything Goes

Hello Friends!

For this week's challenge at The Kraft Journal, it's "Anything Goes". I decided to make a very simple Sympathy card. I never have any on hand, and I wanted to make one that would be easy for mailing.  I also need cards that are fitting for a male recipient, so I didn't want a lot of extra flair such as buttons and bows on this design. 
I started with a card base of Brown Kraft Cover Weight cardstock. I embossed a panel of Buff Ivory and added a decorative strip of patterned paper from my left over scraps in the center. I took Dark Green Baker's Twine and wrapped it around the center several times before adhering the panel to the base. I die-cut a stitched circle from Brown Kraft Cover Weight cardstock using My Creative Time Bunch of Fun Circles and stamped the sentiment also from My Creative Time Floral Sentiments at the bottom.
Using Buff Ivory for the petals, the Stitched Daisy Flower from My Creative Time was die-cut and added to the center.

Please be sure to head over to the The Kraft Journal to check out the projects by the other talented ladies.  We hope to see your "Anything Goes" creations in the gallery this week for your chance to be featured on our "Feature me Friday" post as well as be entered to win a $15.00 gift voucher from The Kraft Outlet store.

Have a Fantastic week!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Sweet Baby Card {Trendy Twine}

It's my turn to share a project over on the Trendy Twine Blog using some Chocolate Cupcake Trendy Twine.

Here is a sneak peek at my project!
  Chocolate Cupcake Trendy Twine - Pink & Brown Bakers Twine
Ok, go take a look at the Trendy Twine Blog!
Have a Super Sunday!

Monday, September 1, 2014

TKJ#187 - Ruffles - Back To School

Good Morning everyone!  This is my second post of the day, for my Paper Sweeties post, click here. :-)  I hope you also got a chance to see the other post from the weekend as well. Click here for the Halloween Facebook Treat post.

It's time for a new challenge at The Kraft Journal.  This week the challenge is ruffles.  Well, school is starting tomorrow in my area. I know many have been back to school for awhile. It really seems like the summer flew by. Our kiddos get out later here, and we had some time added on with all the snow days we encountered this year. It just doesn't seem possible that it's September.  

Well, that brings me to my card, I decided to create a Back to school card!
What is more appropriate for this theme then to ruffle some Vintage Dictionary Pages?  I started my card with a card base of Brown Kraft Cover Weight Cardstock where I added some school bus patterned paper.

Next I took a piece of red cardstock and cut down to a square and embossed with an ABC embossing folder. Using a school bus file found at the Silhouette Store, I used my Silhouette to cut it out and I placed inside a white die-cut circle and stamped the Back to School sentiment from Paper Sweeties just below.  Taking a piece of Vintage Dictionary Page, I ruffled it along the bottom.  Then I wrapped Red Baker's Twine around the card front several times finishing off with a length of Black Twill Tape tied off in a bow embellished with a red button laced with Red Baker's Twine.
Please be sure to head over to the The Kraft Journal to check out the projects by the other talented ladies.  We hope to see your "Ruffles" creations in the gallery this week for your chance to be featured on our "Feature me Friday" post as well as be entered to win a $15.00 gift voucher from The Kraft Outlet store.

I am also sharing over at My Craft Spot: Back To School, Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes, Craftin' Desert Divas' - Anything Goes, Scrapbook Blessings Club - Anything Goes.

Have a great Monday!

PSIC September Challenge #23 - 'Pretty Pumpkins'

Happy September 1st!

{Honored that this was selected as the Winner at Scrapbook Blessings Club on 9/8/14)

It's been a busy weekend...especially here on my sure to check out the Trendy Twine Facebook Hop Post here, and the Trendy Twine Sneak here.

I guess this closes out the end of summer. I really am always sad to see it go and know cooler followed by colder weather will soon be on it's way.

A new inspiration challenge starts today at Paper Sweeties.   The theme is called pretty pumpkins using pinks and greens. I thought I would try something different this time, and make a pretty pink pumpkin for a packaging idea. I always like to work ahead on things, and since next month is Breast Cancer Awareness month and October is also known for pumpkins,  I thought it would be cute to package up a sweet gift to send to a survivor.  
I had a little mason jar candle which I packaged up and tied a bow and added a die-cut tag from  Sweet Cuts - Beautiful Little Wishes. I stamped a sentiment from Life is a Special Occasion which fit perfectly inside this darling size tag.  The sentiment is absolutely appropriate for a cancer survivor!
I will just set my little gift inside my pumpkin and it will be good to go! Below you will find your color palette and inspiration! You have one month to link up your projects in the gallery. You could be the next winner and guest designer. 
Want to see more? Here are the links to all the designers sharing their inspiration today!
I am sharing at Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes, Scrapbook Blessing Club - Anything Goes.

Well, that is it for now, I will be back in a few hours with my second post for today! 
See you in a bit!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Teacher Gable Box {Trendy Twine Sneak Peek}

Good Morning Friends!!!

It's my turn to share a project over on the Trendy Twine Blog using some Cranberry Trendy Twine.

Here is a sneak peek at my project! But before you head off, did you catch our Facebook Halloween Blog Hop yesterday??? I hope so, if not, be sure to go to Trendy Twine Facebook Page and Check it out today!
Cranberry Trendy Twine - Red & White Bakers Twine

Ok, off you go to the Trendy Twine Blog!!
Have a Super Sunday!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Happy Halloween Facebook Hop {Trendy Twine}

Yay! It's time for the Trendy Twine Happy Halloween Facebook Hop! I know not everyone has a Facebook account, so I thought I would share my project here as well. If you do, I invite you to hop along with us. You won't be disappointed with all the inspiration today! I also invite you to Like my Fan page which is where you will find my project today and details below about the FB Prizes!!!!
Let's get started, I used the Cone Bags to create fun little Halloween treats by filling candy corn inside  ice cream sugar cones and placing inside the Cone Bags.  

I cut a witch's hats from a file found in the Silhouette store and added Trick or Treat Trendy Twine to the orange band. I used a Vintage Stitched Label Die to stamp a sentiment from Fright Night Stamp Set both from My Creative Time and added to the top of the hat.
As you can see below, I took the Trick or Treat Trendy Twine and wrapped it around the Mini Wood Scoops before adhearing them to the tag.  
All that was left to do was gather the treat bag and tie it off with some more awesome Trick or Treat Trendy Twine.  Final topping with a triple twine Trick or Treat bow.

So what do you think? Make sure to see this post on my FaceBook page HERE to leave your comment to be entered to win one of these awesome prizes you can read about below!
(you can also leave some love here too!!)
 I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop today!!! 
Your next stop will be on my FaceBook page as well!

Trick or Treat Trendy Twine - Purple & Orange Bakers Twine5 Mini Wood Scoops
25 Cone Bags - Clear Treat Bags

Everyone loves to win prizes.....right?
Trendy Twine has 3 AWESOME prize packages which means there will be 3 winners!!!  First prize is a $10 GC to the Trendy Twine store; second prize is an Original Halloween Trendy Twine Mini Set; and third prize is a 25 pack of Biggie Candy Bags.
To be eligible to win these prizes you must "LIKE" each fan page and COMMENT on all of the projects on Facebook to be eligible

**Please stop by the Trendy Twine Store and pick up a roll of this gorgeous color along with all the other fun Halloween colors that are in stock! As you can see there are lots of other goodies to make the perfect treats!**

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 25, 2014

The Kraft Journal #186 - Punches

Good Monday Morning!

For my Trendy Twine Gift Packaging Post click here.

Welcome to The Kraft Journal "Punches" Challenge. 
We want to see your creations using your punches and either products purchased or can be purchased from "The Kraft Outlet" and/or Kraft cardstock.
I started with a card base made from Brown Kraft Cover Weight cardstock which I stamped a medallion image using kraft ink directly to the cardstock base. I then used Kraft Text Weight paper and a few punches to create the flower. I spritzed them with Mister Huey's pinstripe Mist and scrunched and rumbled them up a bit.  I punched a hole in the center adding a brad to the center.  Before adding the flower embellishment to the card front, I punched a border from patterned paper and added it to the center of the card. I then wrapped a length of Vintage Winter White Bias Tape around the card front and tied in a fussy bow adding a flower and Memo pin for further embellishing. Lastly, I punched a bird from colored cardstock and the wing from Brown Kraft Cover Weight cardstock and mounted with foam adhesive.
Please be sure to head over to the The Kraft Journal to check out the projects by the other talented ladies.  We hope to see your Punch creations in the gallery this week for your chance to be featured on our "Feature me Friday" post as well as be entered to win a $15.00 gift voucher from The Kraft Outlet store.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Christmas Gift Packaging with Trendy Twine

I have a couple Christmas Gift Bags to share with you as it's my day to post over on the Trendy Twine Blog today!  I always need little gifts during the holidays, and I thought these would be cute. The bags and twine used come from Annie's Paper Boutique.  To create my project, I started with wrapping Cranberry Trendy Twine around each of my mini mason jar candle lids and tying a bow. I took a Small Candy Bag and added some kraft shreds to the bottom before placing my candle inside.
I folded the top down of the bags and made a cute little treat topper. For the topper, I used My Creative Time, Curly Label Die folded in half.  I took My Creative Time Scallop and Stitched Circle to stamp the Merry Christmas sentiment from the All Around Holiday Stamp Set with the coordinating Tree die.  For a finishing touch, I added a bow to the center of the topper using our featured Cranberry Trendy Twine
Cranberry Trendy Twine - Red & White Bakers Twine
All of these amazing products are available in the store along with many more, stop by to check it out.  

From Christmas to Halloween! Join us next Saturday for our Facebook Halloween Hop! If you have not already, be sure to Like the Trendy Twine Facebook Page. You can Like my Facebook Page Creating Somewhere Under the Sun here!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Kraft Journal Watch Us Wednesday Post Card Tags

Hello Friends,

It's my turn to share a product spotlight this month at The Kraft Journal which is hosted by The Kraft Outlet. Today I am featuring Post Card Tags.   They are vintage style that are blank and can be used for any project. Today, I created a gift box and decorated one to go on top as you see below.

I started out using Brown Kraft Cover Weight Cardstock to create my box.  After I assembled the box by using a file found in the Silhouette store, I added some patterned paper to the front and sides. 
I added some stamped images, a die-cut tree, sequins, and then created a triple ribbon from Natural Burlap Ribbon which I embellished further with a Red Baker's Twine bow and a button.  

They are perfect to dress up any packaging and would look great at weddings, in home decor projects, the possibilities are endless. Please visit The Kraft Outlet to see the two Post Card Tag varieties they sell.

Thank you for stopping by!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

School Days {Trendy Twine}

Good Morning Friends!

I am back over on the Twine It Up! With Trendy Twine Blog today! I made this Back to school themed card for my son to give to one of his teachers.  I can't believe how quick the summer flew by!

 I attached some school themed patterned papers to an A2 red card base. I used a Library card and stamped some school themed sentiments from the Unity Smarty Pants set. I hand wrote 9/2014 in the date section. 
I used the Recess Lite Cricut Cartridge to cut the apple and added the Cranberry Trendy Twine before adhering to the library card. For a finishing touch, I added a mini clip to the library card and of course a multi Cranberry Trendy Twine bow embellished with a button.
Cranberry Trendy Twine - Red & White Bakers Twine
Please stop by The Twine It Up! With Trendy Twine Blog to say hello!

I would also like to share at Pause Dream and Enjoy - Kids Theme, Cardz TV- Back to School, Pumpkin Spice Challenge - Children, 

Have a wonderful Day!

Monday, August 11, 2014

TKJ#184 - What's on Your Work Table

Good Morning Friends!

{For my Trendy Twine Back To School Project click here}

We have a fun challenge this week at The Kraft Journal! It's "What's On Your Work Table."  At the time it was for me to work on this challenge I turned and looked at what I had on my work space and snapped a picture, so I had to commit to challenge myself to work with what was there. It was actually items that I needed to put away. I had fun making it work. 
On my work desk, was my Peachy Keen Stamps Folder,  an extra baseball and bat die-cut, a blue sequin. I think I used everything in the design, but the bat. I of course added more goodies as well. 

I started of course with a Brown Kraft Cover Weight cardstock. In my scrap folder, I found two pieces of patterned paper I wanted to use and joined those together and added them to my card base. I added a length of baseball grosgrain ribbon where the pieces joined. Next I cut a banner from a Vintage Dictionary Page and added it to the left side of the card front. I then added the baseball die-cut which I selected one of the cute faces from Peach Keen Everyday Faces and stamped it on the baseball die-cut. Behind the baseball, I added a layered scalloped circle which I stamped my sentiment using Paper Smooches stamps. Next I die-cut a few stitched stars from My Creative Time.  All that was left was to use the blue sequin, and I added that to one of my red stars and of course I decided to pull out a few more sequins for a final finishing touch. 

Please be sure to head over to the The Kraft Journal to check out the projects by the other talented ladies.  We hope to see "What's on Your Work Table" creations in the gallery this week for your chance to be featured on our "Feature me Friday" post as well as be entered to win a $15.00 gift voucher from The Kraft Outlet store.

I am also sharing at Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes, PDE - Kids Theme.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great Monday!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Back to School with Trendy Twine~

{I am honored that this was picked as a Top 3 selection at Decorate to Celebrate on 8/20/14}

Hi everyone! I'm posting over at Twine It Up! With Trendy Twine today!  With the children gearing up to head Back to school, I have a little project to share that my son will be taking to one of his teachers on the first day of school featuring Cranberry Trendy Twine.
I started with a treat file I found in the Silhouette Store which I cut and assembled. I then wrapped the top of the treat box many times with Cranberry Trendy Twine and tied off in a bow embellishing with a button and a Back to School sentiment from Paper Sweeties. The apple cuts were created using the Cricut Lite Recess cartridge. 
To dress up the top of the soap bottle, I wrapped more Cranberry Trendy Twine around the neck of the soap adding a red button. Next, I made some pencil toppers to go in the treat box, and I also wrapped the tops of the pencils with twine for a finishing touch. 

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Cranberry Trendy Twine - Red & White Bakers Twine
I am also sharing at DoubleClick - AKA A busy Bee - Back to School, Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes, Little Scrap Pieces - Show It Off Saturday. Decorate To Celebrate - Back To School, D.L. Art - Anything Goes, Whimsy Inspires - Back To School, Crafting by Design - Anything Goes, CardzTV- Back To School.
That wraps it up for me today! I hope you have a Super Sunday!

Monday, August 4, 2014

The Kraft Journal #183 - Dictionary Pages

Hello and Good Monday Morning to you!!!!

It's a new challenge at The Kraft Journal!  For the challenge today, you are to use Dictionary Pages. If you have visited my blog long enough, you know I love The Kraft Outlet's Vintage Dictionary Pages

Today I decided to use the pages as a backdrop for my card. I started with a card base of Buff Ivory Cardstock onto which I added Brown Kraft Cover Weight Cardstock with distressed edges. Next, I added pieced together layers of Vintage Dictionary Pages and patterned paper to the kraft base. 

A length of crochet trim was added in the middle. I stamped the vintage labeled image from Waltzingmouse Stamps onto Buff Ivory Cardstock and used a coordinating Spellbinder's die to cut it out before placing it on the card front with foam mounting tape. 

Aqua Mist Bias Tape was used to create a fluffy bow in the corner which I embellished further with Natural Hemp Cord bow and a flower. Lastly, I added three pearls to the lower right corner for a final embellishing touch.

I am also sharing at D.L. Art - August Linky Challenge.

Please be sure to head over to the The Kraft Journal to check out the projects by the other talented ladies.  We hope to see your Dictionary Page creations in the gallery this week for your chance to be featured on our "Feature me Friday" post as well as be entered to win a $15.00 gift voucher from The Kraft Outlet store.
Have a wonderful day!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Paper Sweeties August Inspiration Challenge #22

Hi there! It's the first day of a new month and that means a new challenge fromPaper SweetiesThis is also my first post as a member of the alumni team! If you missed it, July was my last month as a regular designer for Paper Sweeties, so I will be popping in monthly for the Inspirational Challenges at the first of the month.

Paper Sweeties is turning 2 this month! So it's celebration time! Nothing says party like balloons! 
 Paper Sweeties Products
We look forward to seeing your cards or projects in the gallery!  Below is the inspiration to get you started!
Be sure to hop along with the rest of the Sweeties!
Thanks for stopping by!