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~

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. 

New to Trendy Twine??? Check out the other places where  You can be Trendy Twine Inspired! .....
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Don't forget to visit the 
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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!

Monday, July 28, 2014

The Kraft Journal #182 Funky Junk

Hey Friends! 

It's Monday, so I am back with another challenge for The Kraft Journal.  This week we have a unique and open to interpretation challenge called "Funky Junk".
 For my card, I started out with a Brown Kraft Cover Weight Cardstock card base onto which I added patterned papers to to Blackboard Stock Paper.  I used the Lost and Found Salvage Stickers, I then added the measuring tape and clock face to the card front.  In the center of the clock, I added some Vintage Dictionary Pages, a button atop an Earthy Hemp Bow.  I did a little further embellishing by adding a Chipboard Button to the right of the clock which also was laced with Earthy Hemp twine.
I took a partial Journaling Ticket and made my own sentiment using Tim Holtz Chit Chat Stickers.  Lastly I added a length of antique vintage lace across the top to complete the look.

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 Funky Junk 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.

Thanks for stopping by and have a GREAT Monday!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Kraft Journal Product Spotlight Text Paper

Hello Friends!

It's my turn to spotlight a product over on The Kraft Journal blog hosted by The Kraft Outlet.  Today I am featuring Text Paper.  

My project today uses the Brown Kraft Text Paper, which I have turned into Doily Flower Wraps.  They are perfect for parties, weddings, or summer hostess gifts. 

I cut a circle from the Brown Kraft Text Paper. Mine was about 6 1/2 x 6 1/2. I actually used my cameo to create and cut a circle, but you can use a bowl or anything large and trace around it. I had a heart shape doily ( measured about 6 x 6), in my stash of goodies that I placed in the center. Any larger doily will do. I glued it to the center of the circle. Next fold into a cone, and secure with a dot of hot glue and tie with Natural Hemp Cord

Stamp a White Scallop Tag that can be personalized as needed. Brown Kraft Text Paper makes it easy to make beautiful paper flowers for embellishing your cards, tags, gift bags, as you can see here the Doily Flower Wrap. The possibilities are endless. 
I hope you enjoyed this simple little project!  Be sure to stop by The Kraft Outlet to see the different varieties of Text Paper they carry. Don't forget to join us in our sketch challenge this week. We LOVE to see what you create! Go here for the details.
Have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Paper Sweeties July Release Rewind.

It's Release Rewind Day and the Paper Sweeties team is using previously released products along with some of the new goodies to share with you today.  I designed a card that uses a sentiment from Best Wishes and the dragonfly and frame from Home Tweet Home. As you can see, I used the new Sweet Cuts Home Tweet Home
Once again, I was able to use up some of my scraps. How perfect is it that I had some dragonfly paper in my scrap stash?  
A fussy embellished bow and some fun colorful ribbon are just a few added touches to complete this card.

I hope you have enjoyed this release. Once again, this completes my regular design team duties with Paper Sweeties! It's been a wonderful term.  I've also enjoyed all the ladies I have had the please of designing with past and present. 

Since I used scraps, I am sharing at Hiding in My Craft Room - Scraps.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Paper Sweeties July Release Day!

Hey there! Today is the day! The day the new sets are available for purchase in the Paper Sweeties Shop.  

Sweeties Pets

Sweet Cuts - Home Tweet Home


I hope you will head over there, but before you do let me share my project with you and I know the other gals would like to share their inspiration with you as well. 
For my release day project, I have another firefighter card using Jake. I used Prisma coloring pencils and Mineral spirits to give him color. I paper-pieced the fire hydrant. 
That does it for me today! Tomorrow is our release rewind! I hope you will join us as we combine something from the new release with something previously released. 
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a GREAT day!

Monday, July 14, 2014

The Kraft Journal #180 - Sun

Good Morning and 

welcome to The Kraft Journal "Sun" Challenge. 

We want to see your creations using a Sun and either products purchased or can be purchased from "The Kraft Outlet" and/or Kraft cardstock. 

So I am back this week with another little beach scene card for The Kraft Journal.  Summer is busy, so I kept this quick and simple. I started with an A2 base made from Brown Kraft Cover Weight cardstock and cut a blue piece of patterned paper and adhered it to the base. 
I used a file from the Silhouette Store and cut out the palm tree and sun. The base of the Island is also cut from Brown Kraft Coverweight cardstock.  For the sun, I used a Peachy Keen Stamp Everyday Character Faces.  The sentiment in the die-cut cloud is from Craftin' Desert Divas - Summer Lovin'.

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 Sun 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 Craftin' Desert Divas - Summer

Have a wonderful day!

Paper Sweeties Day 2 Sneak Peeks July Release

Welcome to Day 2 of the Paper Sweeties July Release.  Tomorrow is the day you can add the new release to your shopping cart! They will be available for purchase  July 15th at 12:00 a.m. EST. 

I have a fun little card to share. The fence is part of the die-set that is being released in the Home Tweet Home Sweet Cuts die-set.  The Dog House was both colored and paper-pieced.  How adorable is that puppy? If you are an animal lover, this set is for you!!!
I hope you will join the team and hop today and share some inspiration using the new products.
I'll be back tomorrow with another new release card and a little later with a card for The Kraft Journal.

 I hope you have a Marvelous Monday!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Paper Sweeties July Sneak Peeks Day 1

Hi there! Are you ready for another cute release of stamps from Paper Sweeties? Today begins the sneak peeks with a design team hop! There is also a set of dies being released that coordinates with a previous release Home Tweet Home.

Before I share the details of my card! I wanted to say that this will be my last month as a full-time designer for Paper Sweeties, and I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to Debbie for the honor of having me design with her precious Sweeties. 

So with that being said, here is my kick-off to the July Release!  As you can see, Debbie is releasing a firefighter set.
I found this cute fire shield in the Silhouette Store and added my own touches to the center using the new images from Paper Sweeties. I was actually able to use all scraps to complete this project! 
Cute stuff right! I hope to see you tomorrow with more of the new release products.  in the meantime, Please check out my teammates to see what they have created for you! 

Have a GREAT day!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

SFYTT- Teacher Thanks

Good Saturday to you!

It's not the normal time of year to see a Teacher Thank You card. Especially, when many are basking in the sun and enjoying vacations, but as many of you know I did share a little bit that my son has some struggles, and this year the decision was made to send him to summer school to help him for next year. It's just three weeks...just keeping those cobwebs off! Although, he was NOT happy about this decision by his teacher who he adored...we lucked out with another GREAT summer school teacher, so all is well.

We want to make sure we show our appreciation to this great summer school teacher at the end of the term. So I hope you don't mind that I share with you another "teacher card". I do love making them. I used the SFYTT as my inspiration along with the Class Act Set / Class Act Confetti Cutsand Love Notes Die cut. 
 A few embellishments to dress it up a bit! It's what I love most to do, and since we are hand-delivering...why not! :-)))
The papers were some I had leftover from a previous make, but I am sure many of you recognize this paper. You get a huge stack, so I think I will have scraps for years to come! :-))))
Here is the sketch!
I am also sharing at: Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes, Sugar Pea Designs - Anything Goes, D.L. Art - Thankful Thursday, Hiding in my craft room - Scraps.
Thanks for visiting me! Have a Super Saturday!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Sailing by to say hi!

Good Morning bloggy friends! 
I needed a card for my son to mail out, so I thought I would pull out some of my My Creative Time products and use the new Designers Challenge as inspiration. 

For my card, I started with a light blue A2 card base and added a layer of kraft cardstock that I stamped the Stripey Background in Chipped Sapphire Ink to a piece of  Cosmo Cricket patterned paper. I distressed the edges before adhering to the card base. I took a length of ribbon and wrapped it around the card front and  tied it off at the end with twine and a Prima decorative wood button.

Using the Lost at Sea stamp set and dies, I created another porthole scene card. You may remember, I made one a few weeks ago, and it was so much fun to make. I added an anchor from Anchors & Heart.  The sentiment was stamped on one of the Vintage Stitched Label Dies.  So there you have it. Below is the challenge inspiration.
The challenge is to either use the boat or the colors or both as your inspiration.
I am also sharing at Craftin' Desert Divas - Summer Challenge, Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes, Sugar Pea Designs - Anything Goes.

So happy you popped by today! Hope you have a Fantastic Friday!