Monday, April 29, 2013

The Kraft Journal #119 - Pop of Color for Teacher Appreciation Week!

{For The Ribbon Reel Challenge Post click here.}

For today's "Pop of Color"challenge at The Kraft Journal, I created a decorated bag for the upcoming Teacher Appreciate Week using Red as my Pop of Color.  I started with the Medium Kraft Paper Sack from The Kraft Outlet. I have to say, their bags just rock! They are nice and sturdy and made of awesome quality. Not like the ones you would find in the grocery store for lunches.

Using an apple stamp and Mini Swirl Flourish stamp from DeNami Designs, I randomly stamped the bag using Real Red ink from Stampin' UP!. 

For a softer feel, I added a white doily to the center of the decorated Medium Kraft Paper SackI further decorated by adding some red patterned papers from the good ol' scrap stash, a cute little paper-pieced apple inside a stamped scallop circle also from DeNami Designs. 

My final finishing touch included taking a length of Wraphia ribbon and wrapping it around the center tying in a bow and embellishing with some Red Baker's Twine and a button to complete the look.  

Please be sure to head over to the The Kraft Journal to check out the projects by the other gals.  We hope to see your Pop of Color 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 joining in at All Sorts Challenge - Anything But a Card

Thanks for popping by!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

The Ribbon Reel #52 - Celebrate Your Day


It's another challenge at The Ribbon Reel and Keilly is our host and she would like you to use the colors in the inspiration photograph (below) plus Buttons, Ribbon and Twine.

I started with a Lunch Bag Kraft card base onto which I added my pieced pattern papers. I added a sweet little heart border to the top of my card. Next adding a doily created from Lunch Bag Kraft to the center. I added a Romantic Rectangle to the center as a focal backdrop for my little chipboard bird! 
I embellished this card further with some buttons, twine and a fussy bow created from 10mm MayArts Red and White Spot Red Organza ribbon. Last was adding my sentiment from Paper Sweeties You Make Me Smile sentiment set. 
Here is the delightful inspiration photo!  
I hope you have enjoyed and are inspired to create a project for The Ribbon Reel this week.  Please head over to The Ribbon Reel Challenge Blog to check out the gorgeous projects by the other talented ladies on The Design Team.  

Thank you Lisa, I am adding this to Little Scrap Pieces - Buttons and Bows challenge. I am also adding to Sunday {Fun}day #8 - Linky Party, Sisterhood of Crafters - Free for All


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Onsie - DeNami Product Spotlight Blog Hop

Hi there!

Today DeNami Designs is spotlighting the Onesie stamp. You get a 10% savings for one week only! It's also a Design Team Blog Hop and I am your LAST STOP on the HOP! Hopefully you have hopped along the way and left a comment for your chance to win this stamp! If you are just wondering in, no problem, you can find the list below!
I started this card with a white cardstock which I stamped the Small Baby Script sentiment in the lower right corner using Vintage Sepia Ink. Next I added the pastel patterned papers. A pennant banner was created and hung in the upper left corner of the card.  I stamped the Onesie twice. Once on patterned paper to piece to the stamped image on the white cardstock. I then punched the image out using a 2 inch circle punch. I used a  2 1/2 Scallop Circle Punch to punch a scallop circle from patterned paper to nest my Onesie focal image on.
Easy peasy and sweet little card to add to any baby gift.

Now don't forget to leave a comment before you go! You could be the proud new owner of this stamp!!!
Thank you Lisa, I am joining in at Little Scrap Pieces for the Bundle of Joy Challenge.
   Thanks for Stopping by!

Monday, April 22, 2013

The Kraft Journal 118 - Recycle or Reuse

For today's "Recycle or Reuse"challenge at The Kraft Journal, I used none other than an empty toilet paper roll to form a little wall hanging or treat sack. I  started by hot glueing the bottom of the tube flat (sort of like the shape of a sour cream container) then I  took pinking sheers and snipped the bottom. 

I measured and cut a piece from a Vintage Dictionary Page and wrapped it around the tube and secured with adhesive. I took a length of vintage lace from my stash and wrapped it around the bottom of the flat part of the roll. I had some crepe paper that was leftover from one of the short stack's parties some time ago and made a fringe trim to go in the top.  I created a handle by hot glueing a length of Black Twill Tape on the inside. A final embellishing touch was using a victorian label sticker from my embellishment stash and adding a black die-cut heart to the center.  

Please be sure to head over to the The Kraft Journal to check out the projects by the other gals.  We hope to see your Recycle or Reuse 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 linking up to Sunday {Fun}day #8 Linky Party! 
Have a fantabulous Monday and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

DeNami April Pin-spired #2 - Thanks a Bunch

Hello Bloggy friends!  I am back with my second post of the day. For My Paper Sweeties Release Post, please scroll down.

I have a share for the latest DeNami Designs Pin-spired Design Team Challenge for Group 2.

Here is my creation!
and here is the inspiration photograph...
I started by going through various patterned paper scrap pieces in my stash looking for colors close to those in the inspiration photo. Next I took a scallop circle punch and various circle punches and just started punching out the papers at random.
Then I just started layering the various pieces then adding a few buttons from DeNami Designs Tutti Frutti Boutique Button collection.  A Baby Blue Grosgrain Ribbon was tied in a bow and embellished with a button and added to the top of the wreath. A length of Melon and White Baker's Twine was hung from the top of the bow to give the appearance of a hanging wreath.
Using Black Ink, the sentiment, Thanks a Bunch was added to the bottom center of this greeting card. 

I continue to enjoy participating in these challenges!! Be sure to check out a few of my teammates who have created something fabulous with this "Pin-spired" photo.
You won't want to miss their takes!

I am adding this over at My Craft Spot - Anything Goes! Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Paper Sweeties April Release Wrap Up!

Hi Friends!

I have one more card to share with you as the final wrap up to the April Paper Sweeties release.  I am featuring the new stamp set for the latest release called Beautiful
It comes with two frames and various inspiring words that can be changed out to use in the frame or you can use the words as a single sentiment. So many possibilities.
I am so happy to have some warmer temps again and it's nice to pull out my spring patterned papers to showcase this fun new frame and sentiment from Paper Sweeties April Release. 
Don't forget about our April Sketch Challenge. You have until April 30th to link up to the gallery! You could win a $20.00 shopping spree to the Paper Sweeties Shoppe!  The winner also will be invited to be next month's guest designer. 

Check out the Paper Sweeties Splitcoast Stampers Company Gallery
Visit the Paper Sweeties Flicker Gallery and upload your creations there! 
Sign up to receive the Paper Sweeties Newsletter to receive subscriber only discounts!
Please be sure to visit the other Design Team ladies to check out their amazing projects. Head over to the Paper Sweeties Blog to see what they have created for you! 

I am joining in at Link It Up Tuesday and The Ribbon Carousel - Spring Showers and Flowers.

Thanks for visiting me today!

Monday, April 15, 2013

The Kraft Journal 117- Clean and Simple

(This is my 2nd post of the day..for the Paper Sweeties Release Post click here)

Here it is...Monday has rolled around again! We have a new challenge at The Kraft Journal and it's an easy for some and a challenge for others like myself...."Clean and Simple".
I started with a simple layout making sure Lunch Bag Kraft is the focal presence.  I started with a turquoise card base onto which I added a hand stamped polka-dot background panel of Lunch Bag Kraft.   

I die-cut three butterflies and embellished with Kraft colored rhinestones which I added them to the right side of the panel. All that was left was to add some darling mini butterflies and a sweet sentiment all stamped images are from DeNami Desings Stamps.   

Please be sure to head over to the The Kraft Journal to check out the projects by the other gals.  We hope to see your Clean and Simple 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 Tara, linking up to the Craftin' Desert Diva's - Linky Party!

Thanks for popping by!

Paper Sweeties - April Release


It's Day 3 of the Paper Sweeties April Release and the stamps are officially in the store ready to add to your shopping carts!!! 
I am featuring the newly released Rainbows and Roses and Spring is Here!  I love to combine blue and yellows together and I thought I would throw some black in there for some added interest.

I randomly stamped the raindrops not being precise to create my own patterned paper on the white panel. 

I created a die-cut heart from a recycled cracker box which I embossed and painted.  I embellished my heart with three paper roses and I added to my die-cut with my whimsical stamped sentiment. A couple of rhinestones were added for a touch of glitz. A final finishing touch was wrapping my black and white chevron ribbon around the card front and tied off in a bow. 

Check out the Paper Sweeties Splitcoast Stampers Company Gallery
Visit the Paper Sweeties Flicker Gallery and upload your creations there! 
Sign up to receive the Paper Sweeties Newsletter to receive subscriber only discounts!
I hope you will visit the other Design Team ladies to check out their amazing projects. Head over to the Paper Sweeties Blog to see what they have created for you!

I am also going to join in the fun at 3 Girl Jam - April Showers w/Ribbon and D.L. Art Thankful Thursday - Rain, My Craft Spot - Anything Goes, and The Ribbon Carousel - Spring Flowers and Showers.

Thank you for stopping by! I will be back tomorrow with one last card for this month's release.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

The Ribbon Reel #51 - Feeling Blue


(This is my third post of the day...for my DeNami Designs Blog Hop post you can scroll down one for Paper Sweeties Day 2 release click here.)

I hope you have had a wonderful weekend!  It's another challenge at The Ribbon Reel and Sarah is our host. We were asked to use shades of blue and a green plus a flower and ribbon.
I started by piecing together my patterned papers and adding to my card base. I added a length of  Light Blue May Arts Loop Trim vertically down the left side of the card face where the patterned papers come together. 
A framed sentiment was added to the center of the card embellished with a fussy seam binding white bow and paper roses.  The stamps I used today are from Waltzingmouse Stamps.

Here is the inspiration photo for the next bi-weekly challenge. 
Be sure to head over to The Ribbon Reel blog to be inspired by the beautiful projects by the other Design Team gals. We look forward to seeing your beautiful creations in the gallery for the next two weeks for your chance to win a voucher to The Ribbon Reel store.

I am adding this to Link Up Tuesday! :-)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

DeNami Designs Fancy Favors Blog Hop!

Hi and Welcome to DeNami Designs April's Blog Hop!

If you are joining us today and following the blog hop order, I am your first stop on the hop!!! If you just wandered in, thanks for visiting me!!!!  You will want to join in because you won't want to miss the wonderful inspiration AND you also don't want to miss out on YOUR chance to win a DeNami Designs Mini Shopping Spree.  2 very lucky commenters will win $20.00 gift certificates to DeNami Designs.  How fun is that!?!?! So show some love to all those talented crafters participating in today's hop and you could be a winner!

I have a little Summer Inspired "Under The Sea" Theme to share today!  I decorated little treat buckets to hand out as well as Clear Boutique Boxes that go inside the bucket.

Let's start with the Clear Boutique Boxes:
I used: 
1 3/4 Circle Punch
Copic Markers
Above is a close-up of two of the Treat Buckets.
I used:
I just completely adore this set of stamps.  I filled the bucket with Summer/Sea Inspired goodies for the littles to take home and continue on with the summer fun! They can even use the container as a planter after they unload their goods.
Here is a collection of 4 all together.  
I know you are going to enjoy this blog hop today and I hope you have enjoyed what I have created to get this party started! I love reading each of your comments...they make a girls day as well as enter you to win one of those fabby gift certificates! :-)

Now it's time for you to hop on over to see what the talented Paulina has created for you!!

Thanks for hopping by!

Paper Sweeties April Release - Day 2

Hi! Welcome back to Day 2 of the Paper Sweeties April Release. Today I am showcasing more from Make Today Beautiful. This set is perfect for spring. You can build a flower with this set.  It comes with a pot, stem, leaves, flowers, and fabulous sentiments. If you look at the swirls I used in the background of the tag that is an image that can also be used as a flower! 
As you can see, the darling whimsical swirl makes the perfect image to create your own fun background.
I stamped the sentiment at the bottom of my tag and I paper-pieced the heart. Using some beautiful Lilac Lace seam binding I created a fussy bow embellished with a button. 
I used various fun papers fitting for spring! A row of buttons was laced with twine and added to the top of the card to complete the look.

Thanks for taking a peek today! I will be back two more times today, so I hope you will check back in. Tomorrow is the day you can pick up the new release from Paper Sweeties! You will love it! I will also be back with another card to share from the release.  Head over to the Paper Sweeties Blog
for further inspiration from the talented Design Team.

I am joining the fun at DLART Linky Party - Anything Goes

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Paper Sweeties April Release - Day 1

Welcome to Day 1 of the Paper Sweeties April Sneak Peek Preview!  From April 13 through April 15th the Design Team will be sharing sneaks of the new stamps that will be available April 15th.

Here is what I have for you today! 
I created a fun little treat that is 100% inspired by this darling Rainbow image in the new release!
I created a tag using some lavender cardstock and I stamped the cloud around the hole. I used an oval die to stamp my rainbow from Rainbow and Roses and colored with Copics.  The sentiment Make Today Beautiful is from another set being released on the 15th titled Make Today Beautiful. Isn't that font just adorable!?!?!  Finishing touches include adding some colorful ric rac strips to the tag, adding a bow around the neck of the jar, and of course filling the project up with some colorful treats! These would make adorable centerpieces for a rainbow party. 
Please be sure to head over to the Paper Sweeties Blog to see what the other talented ladies have created for the upcoming release! 

I am linking up to DL. ART Linky Party - Anything Goes and Sunday {Fun}day #8 - Anything Goes, Link it Up Tuesday
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!  See you tomorrow for Day Two of the peeks!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

DeNami Product Spotlight - Elegant Oval Frame

Hello Friends!

Today, The DeNami Design Team is featuring the Elegant Oval Frame on our creations for the current product spotlight. You get a 10% savings for one week only! 

I started by adding my beautiful patterned paper to my Kraft card base and adding a die-cut doily to the left portion of the card front.   I stamped the Elegant Oval Frame on ivory cardstock which has been fussy cut and added to the center of the doily. Hello Friend was added to the center in Vintage Sepia Ink.  Coral Boutique Buttons were added as a decorative touch. 
To complete the card, I took a length of Ivory Grosgrain Ribbon and wrapped it around the right side of the card front and tied off in a bow, embellished with a Coral Boutique Button and twine. 
I hope you enjoyed this DeNami Designs Product Spotlight!  

Hop on over to the other talented ladies to see their creations with this stamp! 

I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!

Monday, April 8, 2013

The Kraft Journal 116 - Tag Your It!

It's a Monday already....ugh....that means a new challenge at The Kraft Journal. Yay! Today's challenge is "Tag You're It".

I started with a Stained Grungy Tag adding some Airmail Washi Tape to the edges. I then stamped some images from Crafty Secrets - French Mail.  I finished off with a Natural Twill Tape bow embellished with a button fastened with some Natural Hemp Twine Lastly adding a red Tiny Wooden clothespins to the top right corner. 

Since I love using tags on cards, I may actually use this on a card at a later date or possibily to embellish a package. The possibilities are endless and The Kraft Outlet has some wonderful tags to make this possible. 

Please be sure to head over to the The Kraft Journal to check out the projects by the other gals.  We hope to see your Tag Your It project 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 peeking!

Friday, April 5, 2013

DeNami Designs Photo Tutorial - Spiral Flower

Hey there!

It's my turn to do a photo tutorial over on the DeNami Designs Blog today! I sure would love it if you would hop on over and see what it's all about! 
Here's a little peek...
to this!
Click here for the details and check it out! 
I would love to know what you think! 
Have a Fabulous Friday!

Monday, April 1, 2013

The Kraft Journal 115 - Anything Goes

Hello there Friends! 

{ This is my Third post of the day...please scroll down for the Paper Sweeties Sketch Challenge and Cupcake Craftroom Monthly challenge Thank you! :-) }

Any April Fool's trick's up your sleeve?  I don't have any for you here! We have a REALLY easy challenge at The Kraft Journal this week. You just have to use Kraft or products from The Kraft Outlet.   The Challenge is Anything Goes

Here is what I have for you today! 
I used the Kraft Pillow Box to create a sweet little Mother's Day gift package. I simply added a doily and stamped some dainty rose buds to the outside. I added a beautiful shear bloom and stamped my sentiment and another rose blossom on an xs Stained Grungy Tag and adhered with adhesive to give it some stability. Easy and beautiful! 

Please be sure to head over to the The Kraft Journal to check out the projects by the other gals.  We hope to see you play along with some Krafty goodness for the Anything Goes theme this week. 

Have an outstanding day!

April Cupcake Craftroom - Summer Blooms


{This is post 2 of 3 today...for my Paper Sweeties Sketch challenge scroll down}

After a few months off, The Cupcake Craftroom is back with a new Month long Challenge, Summer Blooms.  As I created this card, we were having a snowday! I am ready for warmer weather, fun bright colors, and pretty flowers. 

Here is what I have for you today using the new collection at Cupcake Cards and Crafts and can be found here.  This is just a sample of what is included in the paper collection. Be sure to check it out because you get 31 Design Papers and 7 Solid Papers. 
I started with a white card base onto which I added my pieced papers of the Solid Orange Juice which has been embossed and sanded and goes perfectly with the  Sanded Flowers Mix Up (in Cherry) both from the Summer Blooms collection.

Two Pennant banners were cut and pieced in the middle and added to the center of my card. I used the Faded Dots (in Cherry) and Solid Orange Juice. I added a white doily to the center and die-cut a scallop oval from  Solid Orange Juice.  When I saw the papers, I thought of the Garden Bouquet stamp from DeNami Designs.  I added a sweet little sentiment to the right of the focal image. You're Sweet can also be found at DeNami Designs and it's from the Love Sentiment Petit Fours collection

I hope you will join in the fun with us at The Cupcake Craftroom and be sure to check out the new line Summer Blooms

I will be back in a few hours with The Kraft Journal post!

PSSIC6 - You Are Fabulous!


I have a sweet little card for you today using the latest sketch from Paper Sweeties Sketch Inspirational Challenge.

I started by stamping Abigail in Tuxedo Black Ink in a Hexagon die cut and paper pieced her top from You are Fabulous.   Then I placed the entire hexagon piece to the layered patterned paper, doily, and crochet trim. A heart border and pistachio pearls dress up the top of the card. 

The sentiment You are Fabulous was stamped in Real Red Ink on a pink pennant banner. A rose was created from felt adding a pearl to the center and leaves of burlap. 
Now here is this month's sketch to get you started.  

papersweeties sketch6 Paper Sweeties Sketch Inspiration #6 challenge!
We hope to see you join along in the challenge this month for your chance to win a $20.00 gift certificate for some Paper Sweetie Goodness! 

Hugs and Blessings!