22 January 2015

Hap'bee' Birthday with Timeless Twine

Happy Thursday, everyone!  As Robin Meade on HLN's Morning Express says, "Thursday's connected to Friday!"  I really look forward to Fridays, because once about 4:30 pm rolls around, I get to spend the rest of the weekend with my wonderful family!

For today's Timeless Twine inspiration, I have a birthday card:

In the Yahoo group Scrappin' 'n' Chattin', our Week 3 challenge for the 52 Week Card Challenge was to create a birthday card that might remind you of Winnie the Pooh in some way.  For me, I always remember that he LOVED getting in the "hunny" pot and has bees flying around.  We also have monthly card challenges, and I used this sketch for one of the January Card Challenges:

Supplies Used
ZIG Writer in Pure Yellow
Studio G yellow ink
Doily from Bella Creationz

Challenges Entered
Scrappin' 'n' Chattin' 52 Week Card Challenge--Week #3
Scrappin' 'n' Chattin' January Card Challenge--Sketch

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Happy scrapping, everyone!

12 January 2015

Stick It Down Card Team January reveal

Happy Monday, everyone!  It's time for the Stick It Down Card Team reveal of this month's sketch!  Here's the card sketch for January:

I decided to get a jump on my Christmas cards for 2015, so I pulled out my Christmas washi tape and came up with this:

I just LOVE the Santa face washi tape!  I think it's one of my favorite Christmas patterns.  The green strip underneath the quote and the red gems came in a Christmas goodie package I purchased from my friend Sandi at Slightly Off Center when she purged her stash a few months ago.  (Thanks, Sandi!)  If you have a chance, stop by her blog, as she does some of the best staging EVER in her card and layout photos!!!  I'm going to try to do better at that this year, but Sandi's staging is some of the best I've ever seen.

The scalloped frame is from the Fancy Labels Sizzix dies from Stephanie Barnard, and I used my Cut 'n' Boss that I won at the Teresa Collins workshop last summer to cut it.  (Boy, do I LOVE that machine!!!)  The ink on the edges of the frame is Marcella by K evergreen dye ink, and I used the same ink to stamp my sentiment, which is from the Christmas Quotes set from Pink & Main.  I LOVE this sentiment set!!!  The "Ho Ho Ho!" ribbon was in my stash and was the perfect thing to add on top of the green paper.

Don't forget that we've changed things up at Stick It Down this year!  You've got the entire month to get your creation linked up to the Stick It Down blog.  We're all looking forward to seeing what you come up with!  Thanks for stopping by, and happy scrapping!

08 January 2015

Happy Valentine's from Timeless Twine!

Hi, everyone!  Today is my first post as a member of the newest Design Team at Timeless Twine, so I decided to get a jump on my Valentine's Day cards.

I absolutely LOVED working with the Bella Creationz and Timeless Twine products!!!  Everything on my card today--except for the patterned papers and pink brad--are Bella Creationz/Timeless Twine.

Products Used
Happy Days Clear Stamp Set - Year Round Sentiments Stamps
Breast Cancer Awareness SALE - Bubble Gum Pink Bakers Twine by Timeless TwineSALE - Raspberry Pink Bakers Twine by Timeless TwineImage of Valentines Bakers Twine {Strawberry Cupcake Timeless Twine™}
     **These three twine colors are sold as a Valentine's Day small party pack in the Bella Creationz etsy shop.  You get ten yards of each color, for a total of thirty yards!**

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Happy scrapping, everyone!

01 January 2015

Candy Makes Everything Better!

Happy New Year, everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful New Year's celebration and that you have some awesome things planned for 2015!

One of my plans for 2015 is to blog a little more (and FINALLY get my travel blog up and running!), so what better way to start the new year than with a blog post?!?  I found this sketch in The Outlawz Challenges Wednesday Sketch Challenge that started on December 31:

Another of my plans in 2015 is to use some of the stamp sets I have that have never seen the light of an ink pad, so I pulled out the candy2share set from The {Stamps} of Life for this card:

Supplies Used
Cardstock from my stash in navy blue, pink, and white (with glitter!)
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Faded Jeans
Stickles in Fruit Punch and Silver

Challenges Entered

Thanks for stopping by today!  I've got a LOT of things in store for 2015, so I hope you'll be a regular visitor!  Happy scrapping, everyone!

30 December 2014

Stick It Down 5th Tuesday

Happy Tuesday, everyone!  I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas (for those of you who celebrate) and that you're all ready for 2015.  It's time for the 5th Tuesday challenge at Stick It Down.  New members of the Design Team could participate if we chose (which I did, of course!), even though our term doesn't officially start until January 1.

We could use any sketch from Stick It Down, so I chose this card sketch from the Card Sketches page:

Here's the card I created:

Challenges Entered
CASology Week 127--Light
The Outlawz Challenges--Progressive Freebie Challenge (December)
Scrappin' 'n' Chattin' 52 Week Card Challenge--Week 52

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to head over to the Stick It Down challenge blog to check out some of the sketches and enter the 5th Tuesday Challenge.  You can choose any sketch from the archives, and you have until Monday, 5 January, to get your created added to the Inlinkz.  Can't wait to see what you create and what sketches you use!  Happy scrapping!

26 December 2014

Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons Guest Designer

Happy Friday, everyone!  If you celebrate Christmas, I hope you had a wonderful day yesterday!  I'm here today as the Guest Designer at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons, and I have two projects to share with you.

My first project is a Happy New Year card, which I'm also entering as my Week 51 card entry into Scrappin' 'n' Chattin's 52 Week Card Challenge:

I used two separate PPPR cutting files for this project:

New Year Title Cutting Files
Champagne Cutting Files

I don't own a Silhouette, Cameo, SCAL, or any cutting program, so I printed these in PDF format onto cardstock before putting the image of the champagne glasses together.  I chose to use a piece of kraft cardstock as my base and grabbed a piece of glittery ribbon from my stash to adhere close to the edge.  Some Stickles and Recollections faux pearls (to serve as champagne bubbles!) finished it off before adhering to my card base.

Supplies used for this project:

My second project is from the champagne cutting file:

I was having trouble with my printer (and it not wanting to print on cardstock!), so I printed the file on printer paper, cut out some of the sections for the bottle (as others DID print on cardstock!), then adhered them to cardstock.  I used four different colors of Stickles to jazz this champagne bottle up a little for the New Year!

Supplies used for this project:

This is something that could be used as a gift tag on a present or a bottle of your favorite spirit, and you could easily add the numbers for the new year onto the "label" of the champagne bottle. 

Thanks so much to Lisa and Shannon for inviting me to be a Guest Designer and for providing me with a gift certificate to the PPPR shop!  It's been so much fun!!!  Be sure to hop over and check out their goodies!

16 December 2014

Blue & Silver Christmas

I needed to make another Christmas card, so I thought I would try something simple.

I took the embossed piece of card stock (which I received in an embossing swap a while back) and adhered a piece of white satin ribbon across the bottom before adhering it to my card base.  I added a wood veneer snowflake (from my stash) and put a small rhinestone in the center.  I thought it still needed a little more bling, so I grabbed my silver Stickles and added some shine to some of the snowflakes.

Challenges Entered
Scrappin' 'n' Chattin' 52 Week Challenge--Week #49

I hope you're all just about ready for Christmas!  I have a LOT of things left to do, so I guess I'd better get hopping!  Happy scrapping, everyone!