Wednesday, February 26, 2014

DeNami Product Spotlight - Irish Chickies

Hi There!

The DeNami design Team is featuring the stamp Irish Chickies today. The stamp we are spotlighting today will be given away to one lucky commenter, so don't forget to leave some love to each of the gals at the end of this post.  

Get set to get your St. Patrick Cards and projects started. You can add this fabulous stamp to your shopping cart and receive a 10% savings for one week only. If you purchase this stamp and are the lucky winner next week, DeNami will refund you the purchase price. You win either way! 
I started with a Kraft cardbase onto which I added a piece of black cardstock and distressed the edges. Next I layered a slightly smaller piece of green polka-dot patterned paper also distressing the edges. In the upper right corner, I added the sentiment. For visual interest, I added some kraft and black patterned paper to the card front. Emerald and White Baker's Twine was wrapped around the patterned paper anchored with a lucky green button.  
I stamped the Irish Chickies inside a white circle which I colored using Copics adding a thin piece of stripped ribbon and the green polka-dot patterned paper to the bottom of the circle. Finishing touches include adding more buttons to the focal point. 
Go check out what the other ladies created with this stamp and don't forget to comment for your chance to win this stamp!


I hope you have a GREAT day!

Monday, February 24, 2014

The Kraft Journal #160 - Sketch Challenge


Are you ready for another fresh start to the week with a new challenge at The Kraft Journal?  This week we have a sketch for you to try.
I kept pretty true to the sketch, and it's sure nice to have a pattern to follow and easy enough to crank out quickly. I hope you will give it a try and link up with us this week.

I started with a base of Brown Kraft Cover Weight cardstock next adding a piece of patterned paper that has had the edges distressed.  I layered a piece of patterned paper vertically to the left portion of the card front next adding a length of Black Twill Tape which I wrapped around the card front and tying off in a bow which I then paired with a Pastel Hemp Cord bow embellished with a Custom Faster. Lastly, I added my stamped image from Waltzigmouse Stamps Blessed By You onto Brown Kraft Cover Weight cardstock.  I then added it to a scallop circle cut from Blackboard Stock Paper

Below you will find the sketch to join in the fun this week at The Kraft Journal
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 Pattern 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 share at Just B Crazy - February Linky Party and Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes.

Have a wonderful week!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Candy Holder Tutorial over on DeNami!


Join me on the DeNami Design Blog today as I show you how to make these treat holders. Luckily this was complete before my injury! :-)
Let me know what you think~
Thanks for stopping by and have a GREAT day!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

DeNami Inspired By...


The DeNami Design Team is bringing you a new monthly presentation called "Inspired By" where each of the DeNami Design Team members create a card or project inspired by one of our DeNami customers.

This month we are inspired by Stacy from Sweethearts and Sweet Tarts! Please click on the link to see her original post.

I was inspired by the colors, and floral choice of stamps. I also rounded one of my corners. I love the layout of her card! 

Here is what I have created:

I used DeNami Deisgn:
Fleur Di Lis Embossing Folder
Sending You Love sentiment
Thank You Stacy for inspiring me to use purple as it's not something I grab often. Please check out what the rest of the Design Team created today. 

Thanks for popping by~

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

With Love

Hi Friends, 

Last week I shared a card on the DeNami Design Blog, and today I can share the full card with you here.

I began with a red card base followed by adding some pieced patterned papers from my stash.  I took a length of red and white ribbon and created a loop at the top and laid down the center of the card. I snipped the bottom at the center for a decorative touch. 

I matted a red die-cut circle onto a doily and placed in the center of the card front.  On black cardstock, I stamped the Heart Flower Trio and applied the Chalkboard Technique. A Spellbinders Label die was used to cut the image out. At the upper right of the card front, a sentiment banner was created using the same techinique. The sentiment is from the Love Sentiment Stamp set.

I am so glad you stopped by today! 

Monday, February 17, 2014

The Kraft Journal #159 Die-Cuts

Hey there!

I hope this finds you all rested from your weekend and ready to start a new week! I am still recovering from a shoulder separation. I am taking it one day at a time.  I have a card to share with you for the new challenge at The Kraft Journal. Luckily this is another project I had completed prior to injury. Just had to have some help with photographing etc.

So for today's challenge at The Kraft Journal "Die-Cuts", I used 8 different dies and a total of 9 dies on the card. I love using die-cuts. They work beautifully with felt, and I incorporated that today.

I started with a Brown Kraft Cover Weight cardstock base. I covered the front of the card with patterned paper leaving a portion of the Kraft exposed for the sentiment.  I took a length of Natural Twill Tape and wrapped it around the card front tying in a bow adding another bow using Metallic Twist Hemp Cord finishing it off with a button.

I used a die-cut frame from Brown Kraft Cover Weight and used Buff Ivory Cardstock to die-cut a square with my stamped image to nestle inside the frame. Below the stamped focal image, I have die-cut a border from Buff Ivory Cardstock to place where the patterned papers join. I have taken several flower dies from my collection to create felt layered flowers embellishing with buttons and pearls. 

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 die-cut 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!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Paper Sweeties February Release Rewind

Hi there!

It's the last day of the Paper Sweeties February Inspiration, and the rest of the Design Team as well as myself are bringing you projects that mix some old with the new! 

This month Paper Sweeties has come out with a matching sweet cut die to go with the Tea For Two stamp set.  I am still in a spring like mood as I continue on with the lighter colors. 

I masked the center of the tea pot from Tea For Two and this allowed me to create my own sentiment using the You Are The Most Wonderful set.  A few little lovely trims and embellishments complete this card.

I hope you will visit the rest of the Design Team to see what they have created today!
Blog Hop List:


Home Sweet Home
Welcome Spring
Tea For Two Sweet Cuts

Hope you have enjoyed the release this month!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Paper Sweeties February Release


It's release day at Paper Sweeties, and that means the items we have been giving you peeks at are available for purchase in the Boutique. 

I have a simple little treat package to share today. This would be perfect to welcome a new neighbor or make something for a friend or neighbor "just because". Thinking ahead, think how darling this would be for the holidays! Just changed your embellishments to fit the occasions. 
I used Home Sweet Home today.  I started by stamping this darling house image onto Kraft cardstock and colored in with prisma watercolor pencils and mineral spirits. I then put the tag together to add to the front.

I added some delicious brownies and folded over my glassine bag adding a doily to the top.  I tied a bow next adding the stamped sentiment. Just the prefect little dressing to add to some homemade treats.

Paper Sweeties is launching a FREQUENT SHOPPER REWARDS Program for our loyal customers!  There is a drop down box added to the menu bar of the site that you can click on to pull up the details on the program and download the rewards chart!  Every time you place an order with Paper Sweeties from today forward, you’ll receive reward tokens packaged with your order that you can add to your chart … once it’s filled, you can redeem it for a FREE STAMP SET — whooo hoooo!!!
frequentshopper 231x300 Paper Sweeties February Release Countdown!
Now please hop along with the Paper Sweeties Design Team to see what they have created for you using the new release for February.

Thanks for dropping by!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Paper Sweeties Day 2 of February Sneak Peeks

Hello and Welcome to the 2nd day of projects for the February Paper Sweeties countdown!  Today I get to help introduce a new set to you called Home Sweet Home.  All of the new products will be available for purchase February 15th 12 a.m. EST. 
Home Sweet Home has two adorable house images and accessories to create a darling little scene.  Some of the accessory images I have used today, is the lamp post, topiary tree, and the mini clouds. All so darling! The sentiment is also included in this set.
Thanks for stopping by today for a peek of the new goodies that will be available this month from Paper Sweeties.  For more inspiration, be sure to stop by the rest of the Paper Sweeties Design Team. 

Have a GREAT day!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Paper Sweeties February Day 1 Sneak Peek and update


I wanted to edit in a personal note to update my bloggy friends what has been going on with me. I have been recovering from a shoulder separation as a result from an injury I received on the 31st of January. I have been immobile, so that is why I have not been around to visit and I have missed some postings. Luckily I had several projects completed ahead of time. It's been quite painful and was a scary experience as I hit head first and an ER visit with a slow recovery. I am grateful because the outcome could have been a lot worse. I am breaking free from my split to type this long paragraph before we get to the reason why you might be here today.

So Welcome to the kickoff of the February Paper Sweeties Countdown release where the design team shares peeks of brand new products set to be released on the 15th. All this winter cold and weather we are having has me really longing for spring, so I worked with a set called Welcome Spring.
I've started the card by pulling together papers that reminded me of spring. I stamped the focal image in green ink and colored the leaves in with copics. I am showing off two of the sentiments that come in the set. 
Hope you stop by the rest of the design team to see what they have to share with you!

DeNami Flower Trio Sneak Peek

Hey there!

This is just a sneak peek as it's my turn to share on the DeNami blog today.
Hope you have a Terrific Tuesday!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

DeNami Product Spotlight - Solid Rose Accents Set

Hi There!

The DeNami design Team is featuring the Solid Rose Accents stamp set today, and I just adore it. It's a set that can be used for several occasions from Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Spring and Summer...the possibilities are just endless. You can add this fabulous stamp set to your shopping cart and receive a 10% savings for one week only. 
This is pretty clean and simple (for me)! I didn't use one ounce of patterned paper {gasp} on this card today! I started by rounding the corners of white cardstock and randomly stamping the Solid Rose Accents images in the upper right corner. 

Using a handy dandy heart punch, I stamped the rose and leaf images onto the heart adding a sentiment from the Love Sentiments stamp set. I added a Lucky Green Boutique Button with a tag containing a sentiment also from the Love Sentiments stamp set. I then punched a heart from textured burgundy cardstock and tucked it under the stamped heart.  All that is left is to add foam mounting squares to the pack of my stamped panel and add to the card base.

Go check out what the other ladies created with this stamp set.!

I hope you have a GREAT day!

Monday, February 3, 2014

TKJ #157 - Here's My Heart

Hi and Good Monday Morning to you!

For this week's "Here's My Heart" challenge at The Kraft Journal, I created some fun valentine treats.
I started by cutting tube boxes using my Cameo out of Brown Kraft Cover Weight cardstock. After I stamped and assembled them I moved on to embellishing. I made two paper rosettes adding embossed hearts on each. A red button was added to one which has been threaded with white Hang Tag String.  I decorated the back panels with different heart dies and punches in my collection till I found what worked best.

I stamped a sentiment from Close To My Heart Whooo's Your Valentine set and created a banner to wrap around the tube. I finished embellishing this treat tube with Red Baker's Twine.

This treat tube was embellished with Valentine ribbon from my stash, adding a white button to the center threaded with Red Baker's Twine.

So what do you think?  Fun and Festive little Valentine Treats.

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 Here's My Heart 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!

Saturday, February 1, 2014


Happy 1st of February!

Love is in the air, so I thought I would share a lovey card created for the new Paper Sweeties Inspirational Challenge. Remember you can play anyway you like as long as you were inspired by the inspiration photo. You do not have to incorporate all the colors.

I used lots of images from various sets today! You can find the list below the picture.
Here is the darling inspiration photo!
I hope you have some time, and you will hop along to see what the rest of the talented Paper Sweeties Design Team has created today!
We hope to see your creations in the gallery for your chance to win some
Paper Sweeties Goodness! 
 February Guest Designer: Donna Baes
Have a great day!