Monday, October 20, 2014

The Kraft Journal #194 "Boo" A Color Challenge

Hello Friends!

This week at The Kraft Journal we have a color challenge. It was trickier than I thought it would be, but I always love a challenge. I am not real happy with my card, but you win some and you lose some. :-)
For my card, I decided to start with Blackboard Stock Paper for the base which I followed by adding the patterned paper to the base. I then die-cut a star and placed it at an angle peeking out from beneath the stamped Kraft Shipping Tag using images from DeNami Design. 
The Boo sentiment as well as the vintage image are both from the Tim Holtz Salvage Sticker - Seasonal Book.  I embellished with Prima flowers from my stash, a glittered button, and a bow made from the Pastel Hemp Cord collection.  I added three black rhinestones to the upper left corner. 

Below is the color challenge to inspire you to play along with us this week. 
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 "Color Challenge" 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.

Thank you for stopping by today!

~Tammy~

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Kraft Journal Halloween Banner (Sneak)

Hey Friends!

I am over on The Kraft Journal sharing a project I made. So if you want to see it in it's entirety head over and check it out.  Hope to see you over there. 
Have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!
~Tammy~

Monday, October 13, 2014

Ghostly Greetings!

Hi!

How are you on this fine morning!?! I am behind in my Halloween card making this year.  I thought I would give the Designer Challenge a try at My Creative Time

So here it goes...using lots of goodies from My Creative Time online store.
I began with a white card base, and I added a strip of patterned paper to the left hand side of the card front. I vertically wrapped a length of black checked gingham ribbon around the card where the patterned paper ended and tied in a bow further embellishing with Yellow Baker's Twine and an orange button.
I used a Halloween Journaling card from my stash, and I added it to the bottom of the card front adding a few enamel dots to the lower corner. The rest of the products used to complete the card are all from My Creative Time and the supply list is below.
MCT products used:
Fright Night
~ Trick or Treat
Here is the Inspiration photo!
I am also sharing this card at 3GirlJam - Halloween, Aloha Friday Challenge - Dies or Punches, FabnFunky - Anything with Ribbon, Simply Create Too - Halloween, Craftin' Desert Divas - Halloween.

Last weekend I created a card for Trendy Twine and only giving a sneak on my blog. I received many emails about the card, so I thought I would share it here and give further product information.

As you can see, I used a Small Glassine Bag on the front of my card to serve as a pocket to hold the Halloween Greeting tag I made using Grape Limeade Trendy Twine to embellish the top.

Using a Small Glassine Bag is a fun and interactive way to dress up a card, and the recipient can use the tag as a bookmark or pass along to someone else when they want to dress up a package.  Extra goodies are from Michael's (Sequins and Spider)

All the dies and stamped images to create this card came from My Creative Time!
MCT products used:

That's it for me! I hope you have a fabulous week!
~Tammy~

Saturday, October 11, 2014

A Treat Just For You {Trendy Twine}

Hi ya friends,

I am over on the Trendy Twine Blog today with a fun little treat I created for Halloween featuring Grape Limeade Trendy Twine and a Shorty Candy Chute.  

Here is what I made:
I started by decorating a Shorty Candy Chute filled with a few Shimmery Lime Gumballs using the awesome Grape Limeade Trendy Twine.   I created a small stamped tag and tied it to the chute and embellished it with a few purple jingle bells before tying it off in a bow. I created a holder to package my Shorty Candy Chute by hand. I decorated the outside using a background stamp from My Creative Time Fright Night and cuts using the Mini Monster and Doodlecharms Cartridge. The cutie face on the spider comes from Peachy Keen Stamps Simple Sallies Face Assortment.

I use Grape Limeade Trendy Twine to keep the flap close.  To open, you just slip out the front cover. 

The picture below shows how the treat sits in the holder. 
I just pushed the twine down a bit so that you could read the enclosed sentiment. To close, you just slide the twine up a bit and bring your front flap down. Your twine is what keeps the flap closed. It's not only decorative, but it serves a purpose! That's some bang for your buck! :-)
Halloween Grape Limeade Trendy Twine - Purple & Lime Green
Are you looking for some inspiration? Be sure to stop by the Twine It Up! With Trendy Twine Facebook Page to see lots of fabulous projects.  You can find these fabulous products and more over at Annie's Paper Boutique

I am sharing at Cardz TV-Spooky Sweets for the Sweet, D. L. Art - October Linky, Cut It Up - Halloween Anything But a Card, Neat and Tangled Little Triangles Blog - Anything Goes, ALBC- Boo!

Thanks for coming by today! I hope you enjoyed my project.
~Tammy~

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge

Hello~

Popping on quickly sharing another sympathy card. :-(  This time I used a sketch from Monday Lunchtime Sketch for inspiration. 

I was flipping through several paper pads and I decided to use a K & Company Paper Pad I have had for ages. It always feels great to give life to some neglected supplies. In fact, everything on this card has come from things I have had in my stash for a long time. 

I started with a blue card base. Not sure the name of it, but I know it's from Stampin' UP! (More than likely a retired color.) I layered my patterned papers on Bisque textured cardstock. I followed the layout of the sketch for placement, but I did take some creative liberty with the sentiment and bow. 
The sentiment is from My Craft Spot Jar Full of Flowers set

Here is the sketch from Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge

Thanks for popping by! Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!
~Tammy~

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Retro Sketches -With Deepest Sympathy

Good Tuesday Morning!

Unfortunately, I find myself in need of a few sympathy cards this week. As stated before, it's one of those cards I intend to make ahead, but somehow don't get around to doing it. They are just hard for me to make, and I would rather not think about having the need for one. This week, I need two. 

So, with a little help today from Retro  Sketches for inspiration...here is my first card. The other will be in the works shortly. 
I started with a card base of Buff Ivory Cover Weight Cardstock which has been embossed. I distressed the edges with Vintage Photo ink. The patterned paper is from Graphic 44. The sentiment (Stampabilities) is stamped on a die-cut circle using Brown Kraft Cover Weight Cardstock. The circle die is from My Creative Time. I had a chipboard butterfly that I painted and distressed finally adding some chunky glitter before adding it to my card front. I added a few embellishing touches by adding small Kraft pearls to the circle and a satin rose to the center of the butterfly.

The challenge at Retro Sketches is to use a sketch of your choice from their archives.  I chose Retro Sketch #56.
Thank you for stopping in. Hope you have a terrific Tuesday!
~Tammy~

Monday, October 6, 2014

The Kraft Journal #192 - No Patterned Paper

Good Monday Morning Friends!

{Yay! Happy that this cutie was winner over at My Craft Spot challenge #154 on 10/15/14}

I have a fun Halloween card for you today for our new challenge at The Kraft Journal.  This week's challenge is "No Patterned Paper". We ask that you use Kraft on your project or products from The Kraft Outlet. As you can see, I have no Kraft this week, but I have a few other products on my card that The Kraft Outlet carries. 
I started with a pumpkin orange card base which I layered with coordinating pinking shear die-cut mats from Simon Says Stamp. For the black base, I used Blackboard Stock Paper.  I used the letterpress technique for the spider web embossing. I did a tutorial awhile back you can check out here if you are interested in learning how to added color to your embossed impressions.
I used my Cricut to cut out this cute little monster from the Mini Monster cartridge at 3 1/2 inches and paper pieced him together and applied him to the center of the black spider web mat. All black pieces you see were cut using Blackboard Stock Paper.  I cut the pumpkin treat holder at 1 1/2 inches. A knotted White Twill Tape bow was added to the top embellished with an orange button laced with Orange Baker's Twine to complete the card. 

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 "No Patterned Paper" 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 Die Cuttin' Diva's -  Anything Goes, My Craft Spot - Trick or Treat.

I hope you have a super wonderful week!
~Tammy~

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Trendy Twine Halloween Card {Sneak Peek}

Good Morning!

I am over on the Trendy Twine Blog today sharing with you a fun Halloween Card using some fabulous Grape Limeade Trendy Twine.

I am only going to share a sneak today...so you have to go over and check it out if you want to see more. It's going to be a fun month on the Trendy Twine Blog! You won't want to miss it. 
I hope you have a fabulous day!
~Tammy~

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Trendy Twine October Challenge ~ Boo-tiful Tags & Treats

Good Morning!

Welcome to the October Challenge with Trendy Twine!  Our theme this month is Boo-tiful Tags & Treats. We would like to see your Halloween Treat creations with a tag and of course Trendy Twine! (No other brands of baker's twine) Please use hemp, jute, or embroidery thread only if you do not currently own Trendy Twine. Better yet you can head over to the store here and pick up some today!

Now onto my project!
I used the Small Candy Rectangle Clear Box (Which comes in packs of 10) and filled with some festive candy corn!  I wrapped the box with Grape Limeade Trendy Twine multiple times. I cut a layered scalloped tag with my electronic cutting machine, and trimmed the inner layer with more yummy Grape Limeade Trendy Twine.  Before adhering to the packaging, I stamped my sentiment to the front.   

I wanted to create a mini-card to go along with my little treat, so I cut a vampire out using the Mini Monster Cartridge. I stamped a sentiment that I thought was quite fitting to go in the lower right corner, and punched out some drippy goo from patterned paper and added to the top. I completed the card by wrapping Grape Limeade Trendy Twine around the top of the card and tied off in a bow.

The challenge will run from October 2nd through October 24th! I would LOVE to see you play along with us! Don't forget to check out the rest of the design team on the Trendy Twine Blog! You will be inspired no doubt! 
Halloween Grape Limeade Trendy Twine - Purple & Lime Green10 Small Candy Rectangles - 2-5/8" x 3-9/16" Clear Boxes
I am also going to share at Die-Cuttin' Divas - Anything Goes.

I hope you enjoyed my project! Thank you for stopping by!
~Tammy~

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge #24

Hello and welcome to another Paper Sweeties Inspirational Challenge!!! The new theme for you this month is "Happy Fall".  I hope you will hop along with the Paper Sweeties Design Team as we share our inspiration from this months theme.
I started with a Pumpkin Orange card base and matted it with an embossed Lunch Bag Kraft cardstock  layer. I used my cameo to cut several fall leaves to layer behind my focal image. Prior to adding them to the card, I spritzed with Mister Huey's Pinstripe Mister and rumbled the up a bit.  The stamped images are from Paper Sweeties Give Thanks set.  I used a piece of Harvest Gold Hemp Cord to die a double bow and added it to card front for an embellishing touch. 
Here is the inspiration photo!

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the DT made.
We hope you will play along with us this month. If you don't have any Paper Sweeties stamps at the moment. Why don't you try one of their free digital images available for download?  
The Paper Sweeties challenge will run for the entire month. You can play along as many times as you wish and combine with as many other challenges as you want — the more times you play, the more chances you have to win! The challenges will end at 12 pm EST on the last day of each month. The new challenge and winner will be revealed on the 1st of each month!
Have a GREAT day!
~Tammy~

Monday, September 29, 2014

The Kraft Journal #191 - Buttons & Bows {Halloween Style}

Good Monday Morning!

I made a Halloween card for this weeks "Buttons and Bows" challenge at The Kraft Journal.  I began my card with a base made from Buff Ivory Cardstock.  I then took Halloween patterned paper (I've had in my stash forever) and joined them together and distressed the edges. 

I trimmed the panel of patterned paper smaller than the base and added to the card front.  Next I took a length of Vintage Winter White Hand Stained Bias Tape and wrapped it around the card and created a fussy bow embellished with a orange button laced with Orange Baker's Twine

I stamped the Boo sentiment from My Creative Time Fright Night Stamp Set to a vintage Halloween label and added to the center of the card. I then printed out some vintage Halloween images using Buff Ivory Cardstock. After trimming out the image I wanted, I placed it at an angle in the center of the label.   Finally I added three buttons to the right corner laced with Orange Baker's Twine for a final finishing touch.  

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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 "Buttons and Bows" 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 hope you have a super wonderful week!
~Tammy~

Saturday, September 27, 2014

{Trendy Twine} Wishing you a Beautiful Day Card and Gift Box

Hello Friends,

{I am honored that this was selected as The Winner over at Scrapbook Blessings Club on 10/7/14 Thank you so much}

I am over on the Trendy Twine Blog today sharing a card and gift box featuring Chocolate Cupcake Trendy Twine. You can find it now on sale. 
I started with a blush pink card base adding a mix of patterned paper joined by an embossed layer of brown kraft cardstock. I added part of a doily peeking out from underneath ruffled dictionary pages.  Next I took some yummy Chocolate Cupcake Trendy Twine and wrapped it muliple times around the card front adding a seam binding bow embellished with a brown button laced with Chocolate Cupcake Trendy Twine.  Lastly, I added a die-cut and sentiment to finish the card. 
I just love the cute little mini boxes!  I used the 2x2x2 Kraft Box and you can find these in packs of 10 at Annie's Paper Boutique.  I dressed up the box by wrapping more of the yummy Chocolate Cupcake Trendy Twine around the box and tie in a bow. The rest was dressing up the bow with some trimmings I had in my personal stash. 
Hope you enjoyed my project! Don't forget to check out The Twine It Up! with Trendy Twine Facebook Page!  
Chocolate Cupcake Trendy Twine - Pink & Brown Bakers Twine

I would also like to share at Scrapbook Blessings Club - Anything Goes.

I hope you have a wonderful crafty day!
~Tammy~

Monday, September 22, 2014

The Kraft Journal #190 - Spooky

Good Monday Morning!

This week at The Kraft Journal, we have a sketch for you to try! I hope you will join us. I would love to see my crafty friends art in our gallery this week.
I started with a card base of Blackboard Stock Paper  which I added a piece of patterned paper from a Graphic 45 Halloween stack.  I changed things up a bit from the provided sketch, and I replaced the circle with a layered die using patterned paper and Brown Kraft cardstock.  I took a length of Hand Stained Bias Tape in Lilac Lace and wrapped it around the card front and and created a fussy bow which was embellished with a orange button laced with Black Baker's Twine.  Lastly I added a wooden pumpkin embellishment and stitched die-cut stars made of Brown Kraft cardstock and Buff Ivory cardstock.

All die-cuts used on this card are from My Creative Time.

Here is the sketch for you to try!!
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 "sketch" 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 going to also share at Scrapbook Blessings Club: Anything Goes, D.L. Art - September Linky Party, Craftin' Desert Divas - Fall.

Have a Fantastic week!
~Tammy~

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Small Glassine Bags for entertaining.

I am over on The Kraft Journal Blog today sharing  a decorative idea that looks great in a basket or at your table place setting. Today, I am featuring a Halloween theme, but this could easily be changed out for any holiday or occasion. Since these will be used for a treat party, I have just included a fork, napkin, tucking in a sweet treat!
I started with the Small Glassine Bags, and I added a strip of Black Twill Tape down the center.  Next I created a double bow for each bag using Black Baker's Twine.  All that was left was to die-cut a stitched star for each adding a stamped focal image from My Creative Time All Around Holiday Stamp set.

Isn't this a cute way to add a special touch to your next event?  
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I am sharing at Decorate to Celebrate - Fall (Halloween is Fall right :-)?), Totally Gorjuss - String/Twine
Have a Wonderful Wednesday!
~Tammy~

Monday, September 15, 2014

Grand Slam Birthday!

Good Monday Morning Friends! 

{I am honored that this card was Featured at Little Red Wagon on 9/16/14, and Top 3 Honors at Scrapbook Blessings Club on 9/21/14}

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, Scrapbook Blessings Club - Anything Goes.

Thank you for stopping by and have a MARVELOUS Monday!
~Tammy~

Friday, September 12, 2014

Dad You Light Up My Life...

Hello Friends~

{So happy to note that this card was the Winner at My Creative Time Designer Challenge on 10/9/14...Thank you so much for the honors}

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}, Sister Act - Anything Goes

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!
~Tammy~