Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Cozy Critters gift tag and bonus project!

Hello my crafty peeps!

It's day 4 of my 12 days of Christmas! I've got a gift tag to show you using the Cozy Critters hostess stamp set and a bonus project. Ready for it?! A gift card gift box! It pretty simple to make. The hardest part was tying the bow. Lol.
Let's make those presents pretty!









Until next time...happy crafting & Happy Holidays!

Download project PDFs here & here



Saturday, November 26, 2016

Hello December 2016 Project Life title page

Hello my crafty peeps!

It's day 3 of my 12 days of Christmas. I think we're off to a pretty decent start. For today I'll be showing you the Hello December 2016 Project Life kit. The card set and the accessory pack for this collection is on sale now as part of Stampin' Up!'s Online Extravaganza going on November 21-28. If you're behind on your scrapbooking like I am, Project Life is a lifesaver. Get it? Life...saver.
Any who...watch my video to see more of this fabulous product and watch as I finish my title page for my December 2016 album.



Download the project PDF here

Until next time...Happy crafting and Happy Holidays!





Thursday, November 24, 2016

Jar of Cheer Snowman Shaker card

Hello my crafty peeps!


It's day 2 of my 12 days of Christmas. I thought I'd get in a fancy shaker card early on. We'll be using the Jar of Cheer stamp set that coordinates with the Everyday Jar dies. Y'all know I love the Jar of Love bundle! This is not a card for mass production, unless you're a glutton for punishment. Lol. Make this card for your favorite people. Those special few who really get you.

And now without further ado...I present the comedy of errors that I'm dubbing
The Glitter Invasion!



For a project PDF listing dimensions and supplies click here

Until next time...Happy crafting and Happy Holidays

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Christmas Treats gift box

Hello my crafty peeps!



It's that time of year again! I hear those sleigh bells jingling and smell chestnuts roasting on an open fire. That also means it's time for my 12 days of Christmas! Today's project is for all the yummy goodies we make and gift to friends and loved ones. Stampin' Up! white gift boxes are the perfect size and so easy to decorate. And they are food safe. I can't say enough good things about the Candy Cane Suite in the Holiday catalog. It's all so adorable but I have a soft spot for gingerbread men and peppermint. Lol.



To download the project PDF with dimensions and supplies click here

Until next time...Happy crafting and Happy Holidays!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza: new gallery

Hello my crafty peeps!

I've gone ahead and made a gallery for what's on sale at Stampin' Up! Nov 21-28. I was able to put everything on it except the special bundles that are part of the 24 hour flash sales Nov 21 & 28.
Those are-

11/21

  • Enamel Shapes Bundle #146002 
  • Ombre Pads Bundle #146003 
  • Embellished Ornaments & Delicate Ornament Bundle wood #146004, clear #146005, french clear #146006 
  • Note- the gift bag & gift box punch boards are part of the flash sale
11/28

  • Flurry of Wishes & Snow Flurry Punch Bundle #146008, french clear #146009
  • Note- the Big Shot Magnetic Platform, Playful Palette DSP, and Bell Punch are part of the flash sale
Also note the prices in this gallery may not reflect the sale price. Happy Shopping!
Download sale PDF here

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Christmas Magic Frosty Tag

Hello my crafty peeps!

It's so wonderful to be working in my new art space! I've got so much room. And it's away from all the hubbub but I can still hear what's going on in my house. Very important when you have kids. Lol. My creative juices are a-flowing!

I put together this quick little tag for y'all. I wanted to play with the new Stitched Shapes framelits but didn't have a ton of time so I needed something quick. Tags are also a great way to use up scraps. Easy peezy, my peeps. I'm amazed at the difference a little bit of stitching makes. It makes this quick tag look so professional. Just buy it a suit and send it off into the workforce. Lol.


Don't forget about the Online Extravaganza November 21-28. Select Stampin' Up! items will be up to 40% off!
Unitl next time...Happy crafting!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza sneak peek

Hello my crafty peeps!
I've got exciting news to share! Stampin' Up! is having their Online Extravaganza November 21-28. Lots of goodies on sale. It's the perfect time to grab some products you've been eyeing. There's stuff to make goodie boxes and bags along with stamp set to decorate them. Still not sure what to do about Christmas cards? There's quite a few sets to choose from. Even some easy kits will be available. You can download the PDF listing everything included and what the sale price will be. It also has the product numbers for easy ordering. I've made a video going through the Holiday and Annual Catalogs so you can have a visual to go along with the PDF. I wasn't able to go over any of the Paper Pumpkin kits listed but if you're interested a google search will enlighten you. Just so you know, the Paper Pumpkin kits come with the stamp set but the refills will not.



Download PDF here
To place an order with me click here


Thursday, November 17, 2016

Thankful Thursday: Paisley Coloring Thank You card

Hello my crafty peeps!


Welcome to another Thankful Thursday! Todays card features the Paisleys and Posies stamp set. I love the big paisley and thought it would be fantastic to stamp it in basic black and hand color it. Coloring is a good way to relax and it's all the rage these days. So jump on the bandwagon with me and let's make this card!

Don't forget about the Online Extravaganza November 21-28!
Until next time Happy crafting!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Stampin' Up! unboxing Nov 2016

Hello my crafty peeps!

It's been a hectic few weeks for me and my family. We were scrambling to get our mortgage cleared and close on our new house. We're first time homebuyers! Then we were scrambling to move into said house. Boy do we have A LOT of stuff! And just to make sure we met our quota on moving for the next few years, we moved what my mom had in storage into our barn. It was great to see my mom, she was visiting from Florida, but next time we'll have more fun time. I've been busy unpacking and settling in so I've fallen a little behind on everything.

Anyway, on to the important stuff. I placed a Stampin' Up! order before the move and it's the first delivery I had at our new home. Exciting stuff. This order all began with NEEDING the new Stitched Shapes framelits. They are gorgeous! And since I was placing an order I went ahead and stocked up on basics and add to my paper supplies. Can you ever have too much paper?

While I've got your attention...Stampin' Up! is having an Online Extravaganza November 21-28. Select items will be up to 40% off! It's a perfect time to get what you need for the Holidays. So mark your calendars and prepare for the savings!



Until next time...Happy crafting

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Holly Jolly Layers card

Hello my crafty peeps!
Hey...guess what? Santa Claus is coming to town. That's right, folks! He's coming! Making a list and checking it twice. Better spread the word! Lol. You know what that means? Time to make a card.
Once I was done with this card I decides I didn't like that basic black cs and will change it out with crumb cake, real red, or emerald envy on any I make in the future. Maybe even soft suede if I want to keep it more masculine. The hardest part of this card was picking all the oval and getting them lined up. Everything else went together quickly.
The stamp set I used is the Holly Jolly Layers Hostess set from the Holiday 2016 catalog. As a hostess set you can only purchase it with Stampin' Rewards. You earn Stampin' Rewards on any purchase over $150. If you host a party, in person or virtual online, the purchases your guests make will go towards your Stampin' Rewards. Sound like something you're interested in? Contact me through my Stampin' Up! website for more information.
Until next time...Happy Crafting!


Thursday, November 10, 2016

Rainbow Watercolor Collage card

Hello my crafty peeps!



 I am so in love with the card I'm showing you today! It turned out better that I imagined it would. I usually don't plan to keep my cards but this one is going on permanent display in my new art studio. Want to see how I did it? Watch my video to find out!

Until next time...Happy Crafting!



Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Tips & Techniques Tuesday: using ink on embossing folders

Hello my crafty peeps!
Remember last week when I said I love embossing? This week we're doing more of the same. Time to pull out your Big Shot and embossing folders and have some fun. I'm going to show you how to add ink from your stamp pads to achieve different looks and get more out of your products. Don't we all love that?
 Until next time... Happy Crafting!

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Cozy Critters card

Hello my crafty peeps!
We've got another winter holiday card today! This one is featuring the Cozy Critters Hostess Stamp set from the Holiday 2016 catalog. It's such a cute set. The little fox and owl coordinate with the fox builder and owl builder punches. Since this is a hostess set you can only purchase it with Stampin' Rewards. You earn Stampin' Rewards on any purchase over $150. If you host a party, in person or virtual, your guests' purchases will go towards your Stampin' Rewards! If this is something you'd be interested in I'd be happy to work with you. Just contact be through my Stampin' Up! website for more information.
  Until next time...Happy Crafting!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Easy Elegance: Warm Wishes card

Hello my crafty peeps!
The winter holidays are just around the corner. Now's the time to start thinking about all the homemade goodies you want to make. I've got an easy elegance card for you today. You can quickly make a whole pile of these simple cards. This is also a good template for when you need a quick card. Change out the sentiment and maybe the color of the bow and twine and this card can work for a lot of different occasions.
Until next time...Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Tips & Techniques Tuesday: Watercolor lift heat embossing

Hello my crafty peeps!
I love embossing! Any kind of embossing. Doesn't matter to me whether it's dry or heat was used, it's all gorgeous. Today we're focusing on a heat embossing technique. Using our Stampin' Up! stampin' pads as watercolor and clear embossing to capture the color we're going to have a lot of fun making backgrounds. People will be left wondering 'how'd they do that?'
Just watch this quick video to see how it's done!
 Until next time...Happy Crafting!