Monday, June 30, 2014

The Kraft Journal - Red White And Blue

Good Monday Morning to you!

This week at The Kraft Journal we have a new challenge for you, and it's RED, WHITE, and BLUE!     

I started with a base of Brown Kraft Cover Weight Cardstock.  I layered an embossed Star panel to the Buff Ivory Cardstock panel which I stamped God Bless America. The sentiment is from DeNami Designs. I added a scallop border piece of patterned paper from my stash where the pieces joined. 

I cut out a fire-cracker using a file from the Silhouette store. I just used red and blue papers and of course Buff Ivory Cardstock.  I die-cut an oval from Brown Kraft Cover Weight Cardstock which I embossed using a woodgrain plate. Next I nested it onto a fancy scallop cut from Buff Ivory Cardstock.  Final finishing touches include adding some red and blue rhinestones to the firecracker. 

I kept this one pretty flat and easy for mailing. :-)

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 red, white, and blue 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' Divas - I vow To Thee My Country, Craftin Desert Divas - Red, White, and Blue, My Craft Spot - Patriotic, Pumpkin Spice - Red, White, and Blue, City Crafter Challenge - Red, White, and Blue.

I hope you have a terrific week!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Patriotic Hello

Hello Friends~

{*So Stinkin' Excited This was a Designer Challenge Winner at My Creative Time on 7/10/14*}

Summer is in full swing in our neck of the woods. Sorry I have been absent from making my rounds. I haven't had a lot of extra crafty time, but I did sneak in my very messy craft room and made a patriotic card to prepare for mailing for the upcoming holiday. 

For my card, I used the current sketch and color inspiration from My Creative Time Designer Challenge
I started by stamping the Hexy Background onto a piece of Kraft cardstock and distressed the edges and added it to my card base. I added some Natural Jute Ribbon to the card front topping it with a piece of red star patterned paper. Then I took a length of Blue Baker's Twine and wrapped it several times and tied it in a bow.
Next I die-cut some stars using My Creative Time, 3 Star Stiched dies, as well as the arrow and small stars from 4 x 4 Journal Die + More. The Hello sentiment can be found in the My Creative Time set Floral Sentiments. After adding all the stars, I added some random sequins in red, blue and gold to the card front. 

As mentioned, inspiration was found at My Creative Time Designer Challenge.

I am also sharing at Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes, Die Cuttin Divas: I Vow To Thee My Country, D.L. Art - Patriotic Challenge.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a Fantastic Friday!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Watch Us Wednesday - Vintage Dictionary Pages - Altered House

Hello Friends,

{This house received Top Honors at Decorate To Celebrate on 7/9/14.}

 It's my turn to spotlight a product over on The Kraft Journal blog hosted by The Kraft Outlet.  Today I am featuring Vintage Dictionary Pages. I love using this product on projects and I have used it more than I count.  I reflect back over a few at the end of this post. 

I have had this house sitting in my craft room for awhile to alter. I started by giving the house a base coat of vintage white acrylic paint. I sanded the edges and corners for a rustic look. Next, I measured the front and cut the Vintage Dictionary Pages to size leaving the edges/corners showing. I used a coating of Royal Coat to secure it to the house. 
 The rest is just having fun dressing up and designing as you see fit. All items I used today were either scraps or items I have had in my stash for awhile. Such as these Patriotic Sticker embellishments. I thought they looked fun enough to be "windows". The door is a stamped from Paper Sweeties Cottage Elements.
 I incorporated the Vintage Dictionary Pages throughout the house.  I decided to leave the back as is, and I like it. I love having the flag on the back of the roof!
 Several Sapphire boutique buttons were added to the roof along with chunky glitter and lace trim.
I hope have enjoyed my product spotlight today. See below how I have used this product in a few other projects.
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I am also sharing my project at Craftin' Desert Divas' - Red, White, and Blue Challenge, Decorate to Celebrate - 4th of July, Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes, Die Cuttin Divas: I Vow To Thee My Country (Rosette die and Scallop Circle)
Thanks for visiting me today! Have a WONDERFUL Wednesday! 

DeNami Designs Product Spotlight Blog Hop Balloon Trio

Hi there! The DeNami design team is featuring this super cute Balloon Trio in our product spotlight today.  It will be so fun to see how the other girls have used this stamp. We're having a hop and you have a chance to win this stamp by leaving a comment on all of the blogs! Full details are on the DeNami blog.
I paired the Balloon Trio with Turtle with Presents and stamped it inside the Large Scallop Circle stamp. I used copic markers to add color pulling inspiration from the patterned paper strip in the center of the card. 
Don't forget you get a 10% saving on this versatile stamp for one week only. If you should be the lucky winner from the blog hop. DeNami will refund you the purchase amount.

Be sure to hop along with us for your chance to win 


Take care friends and have a great day

Monday, June 23, 2014

The Kraft Journal #177 Color Challenge - Smile

Hi Friends,

For today's color Challenge at The Kraft Journal, I looked at the inspiration photo and decided to start with images from The Journey Stamp Set by Precious Remembrance. What a special moment in time to be captured, so I thought of the camera in that set.
I started my card off with a card base of Brown Kraft Cover Weight Cardstock.  I layered a beautiful piece of patterned paper over the base. I took a smaller layer of Brown Kraft Cover Weight Cardstock to which I added a film strip background using Versamark Ink to give a tone on tone subtle appearance.
Next I took a piece of yellow cloud patterned paper and cut it into a banner adding it to the left side of the Brown Kraft Cover Weight piece.  I then added a Mini Gypsy Ephemera Label which I stamped the stars image in  Kraft Ink. I anchored these pieces with Old Newspaper Washi Tape. Next I added the stamped paper-pieced camera image giving it a handle with some Yellow and White Baker's Twine.  I stamped the smile sentiment on a black and white sticker label. For a final finishing touch I added  dainty pink and yellow roses. 

Below is the inspiration photograph. I sure hope you will be inspired to play along with us.  We hope to see your 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.
Please be sure to head over to the The Kraft Journal to check out the projects by the other talented ladies. 

Have a marvelous Monday!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

DeNami Design -June Inspired By...

Good morning! It's time for another installation of DeNami Inspired By! Today we are featuring Jennifer. Be sure to click on her name to see her original card.

Here is what I created today:
I created a window card stamping the adorable images inside. The DeNami images I used today are:

Here is a peek at the sweet card that was chosen for the team to work with
 Before you go, check out to see how Jennifer's card inspired the DeNami team. 
Have a happy day!

Monday, June 16, 2014

The Kraft Journal #176 Shabby Chic

Happy Happy Monday!

This is my 2nd post of the day, for my Paper Sweeties Release Rewind click here.}

For this week's Shabby Chic challenge at The Kraft Journal this week, I had fun using lots of goodies from The Kraft Outlet.

I started with a Brown Kraft Cover Weight Cardstock onto which I added my patterned paper I found in my scrap pile that I thought worked well. Before the patterned paper was added I brushed a touch of cream paint to shabby the cardstock up a bit. I added a Large Kraft Shipping tag to the center of the card adding more cream paint to the edges.  A length of Strawberry Shortcake Bias Tape was wrapped around the card front and tied in a bow securing a Sand Boutique button with Pink Baker's Twine.

Next using Buff Ivory Cardstock, I layered a scalloped die-cut circle adding  coarse glitter to the outside edges for a decorative touch. My next layer consisted of a Canvas Corp corrugated Flute Tile which I used to die-cut a heart and I added more paint. Continuing on with more die-cuting now using Lunch Bag Kraft Text Weight Paper and a circle from Buff Ivory Cardstock.  Not too noticeable in the picture, I used DeNami Designs Solid Rose Accents in the center circle.  All these layers make a beautiful foundation for her layered butterfly cut from Vintage Dictionary Pages.  Lastly, I stamped the Thank you sentiment from DeNami Designs onto a piece of Natural Twill Tape and fastened with a few small staples.

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 Shabby Chic 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!

Paper Sweeties June Release Rewind!

It's Paper Sweeties Release Rewind Time! Hop around with us today to see how the design team paired the new stamps and or dies with some of the previous release items. 
This card just makes me smile because I love cute rain boots! As you an see I used Showering you with Love and it's coordinating Sweet Cut. I paired it with the perfect sentiment from Spring is Here.
Well that is going to wrap this new release up from me. Please be sure to hop along to my teammates for further inspiration and to see how they paired the old with the new.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Paper Sweeties June Release Day!

Hello Bloggy Friends!

It's new release day at Paper Sweeties!! This month we have two stamp sets and one new die set.
Splish Splash
Showering You With Love
Sweet Cuts - Showering You With Love
I think this card could be used for any occasion! I stamped the sweet umbrella on some brushed pink patterned paper and used it's coordinating Sweet Cut to cut it out. Easy Peasy. 
The Paper Sweeties team is having a hop today sharing projects using the new release.  When  you're done, head over to the Paper Sweeties Shoppe for a little shopping!!

Thanks for dropping by! Hope you are showering the Dad's out there with Love!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Paper Sweeties June Release Countdown!

Hello there! 

I'm back today with another Paper Sweeties card to share as we countdown the days to the new release!  Just like yesterday, the team is having a hop to share with you some inspiration using the new sets to be released on June 15th at 12:00 a.m. EST. 

I created a card using a color combination I love seeing together. *smile*. How sweet are those two birds sitting on that love branch?  This set comes from Splish Splash. That sentiment is the sweetest. You can use this for a wedding or anniversary card or make to give to your own lovey! :-)

I hope you will visit my teammates and see what they have created for you today using the sets from the new release!

Splish Splash
Showering You With Love

Sweet Cuts - Showering You With Love

Have a Super Saturday!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Paper Sweeties Day 1 June Sneak Peeks

Hello Friends,

It's time for a new release at Paper Sweeties!! The team is having a hop today and the next few days to share with you what is to come. 

The Cloud and Rain is part of a new Sweet Cuts die set soon to be released called Showering You With Love along with it's coordinating stamp set. The sentiment I have used today is from the other set being released called Splish Splash.

Well, I hope you will stop by my teammates to see what they have created! 

Splish Splash
Showering You With Love

Sweet Cuts - Showering You With Love

Have a GREAT day!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Fishing you a Happy Birthday

When I saw the latest Designer Challenge at My Creative Time, I knew I had to play along because I never have enough masculine cards.

I started with a Buff Ivory card base onto which I added a fishy patterned paper from my stash. I used the new My Creative Time - Lost At Sea and Stipey Background which was stamped on Brown Kraft cardstock.  I added a length of Natural Burlap ribbon where the patterned paper and the stamped background pieces meet. 

The port hole is created with the dies that come with the Lost At Sea set.  I am actually happy with how this turned out. 

I am going to also share at: 
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Catered Crop - Manley Men
Darnell's NBUS challenge - The stamps and dies are all new.  Thanks Darnell…I've really had fun breaking out new schtuff! :-) 
Thanks for stopping by today!  

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

DeNami Designs Product Spotlight - Congratulations Circle


Are you in the mood for a non-tradional Baby card?  Hope so, because that is what I have to share with you today! :-) It's product spotlight day on the DeNami Blog, and we are spotlighting the Congratulations Circle, and it can by added to your shopping cart for a 10% savings for one week only.  As mentioned, I decided to make a Baby card, but use non-traditional colors. 
I was inspired by looking at a train sitting on my son's desk. You can see it peeking in the background in the picture. :-) Oh how I miss those Baby cuddly days. Seems just like yesterday. Anywho...I started with a red card base onto which I added a white embossed panel using the ABC's Embossing Folder.  The Small Baby Script was stamped in the lower right in red ink.  
I stamped the Congratulations Circle in red ink and used a scallop die to cut it out.  Next I stamped my elephant from the Safari Animal Set to the center of the circle and colored in with colored pencils and mineral spirits.  I then cut a banner from red cardstock and added it behind my focal image.  I die-cut a frame from gray cardstock and used the Dot Embossing Folder to give the focal section more texture and visual interest. 
That finishes things up for me. Be sure to head over to the rest of my teammates to see what they have created with this stamp. 

Have a great day!