Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Nordic Snowman Card


The holidays are fast approaching, so I'm trying to get a good stash of Christmas cards created so that I can be ready to just pick them out for the recipient off my holiday card list, include a family photo of us and mail them. On time! I'm determined :) 

On to my card...


I think that the Nordic Christmas line is my favorite set right now. I love all the images, and the embossing folders are amazing!!! This one reminds me of a warm sweater. 

Check out all the Nordic Christmas products (and the other holiday items) over at Crafter's Companion today and get your start on making your holiday projects!


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Monday, October 19, 2015

Lawnscaping Challenge #116: Too Cute to Spook Sponsored by Lawn Fawn

It's that time again - challenge time! So, this challenge from Lawnscaping Challenges is a great one. Too Cute to Spook. Create a non-scary, Halloween-themed project for this go around! Lawn Fawn has a ton of adorable Halloween and fall sets to choose from. Have a blast!


We are sponsored by the always amazing Lawn Fawn! Those folks just rock and they are sponsoring this challenge with a free stamp set of the winner's choice! So many stamp to choose from, I know. It's tough. We just heart them! Thank you Kelly Marie and gang for sponsoring us! YOU ROCK!


I finally got my hands on the Goodie Bag die from Lawn Fawn and all I have to say is, why did I wait so long?!?! It's amazing. So simple. So adorable. You must get this!


I have listed all the supplies I used below for these. I created two bags - one for each of my kiddos for Halloween morning at the breakfast table (or maybe after school). I'll stick in probably a fun toy, probably Legos or Star Wars, and some healthier treats. These are really adorable and pretty simple to make. I suggest watching the YouTube video that Lawn Fawn has out there where they show how to cut, fold/score and assemble these. I love how thoughtful they were when they designed this. You need to cut two panels for each bag and you use ONE 6"x12" sheet of paper. So, you'll get 2 bags out of the same sheet of paper! How awesome is that? See? Thoughtful. Thank you, Lawn Fawn!

Here is the little black bag:


And the little orange bag:



And now, both bags together again!



Have fun with this challenge and be sure to check out the rules to enter your card into this challenge over on the Lawnscaping Blog!

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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Magical Greetings


I have a few people in my life that love things like Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, and fantasy things like that, so when I first saw the Sheena A Little Bit Magical, Once There Were Dragons set, I knew I had to have it! I could use this for a few people. Plus, who doesn't think dragons are cool?! 


For this card, I colored the dragon in with Spectrum Aqua Markers onto the Spectrum Noir Watercolor Cardstock and cut it out leaving a slight border. I used the sentiment from the set with some Staz-On ink on a craft card base. To give the bottom some color and interest, I embossed some Shimmering Cardstock in Green Envy with a lattice embossing folder. 

I hope you enjoyed this and if you're looking for fantasy images like this and more, visit the Crafter's Companion website to see all the awesome stamps they have to offer with this theme in mind. I'll be grabbing a couple others as well in the near future!


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Friday, October 9, 2015

Blitsy Project: Perler Bead Ear Bud Holders


I have a fun project today that's kid-friendly up on Blitsy's blog today! Come check it out. Here is the link for the project and all the details, photo tutorial and supply list:

http://blitsy.com/blog/diy/diy-perler-bead-earbud-holders


Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Best Witches for Halloween


It's finally October! It's my favorite month of the year with my favorite holiday of the year - Halloween!! Fall is just such a pretty time of year with all the colors all around. So I was inspired to make a fun Halloween card today.

Here is what I created:

 

This stamp is so much fun to color, and because it has small details you will want to shade, I used my Spectrum Noir Blendable Colored Pencils. The pencils are perfect for getting into smaller places where your markers won't. 

For the image, I actually stamped the witches feet in the cauldron from the Halloween EZ Mount Stamp Set, Best Witches, onto the Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock panel I had cut out and used a mask to sponge on the yellow/purple background around it. It is a more intricate stamp to mask out, but it's so worth it! I love the way the sponging looks. I flicked on some white spray mist as well for a little added touch. 


I hope you are inspired to create some spooky greetings for this Halloween! Check out the fun items Crafter's Companion has to offer just for this holiday!! 

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Monday, October 5, 2015

Lawnscaping Challenge #115: Sentiments Sponsored by Ellen Hutson



Good morning! Today is another fun challenge day with Lawnscaping. Today's challenge is Sentiments. Make sentiments the focal point of your creation.

The wonderful, fabulous Ellen Hutson! is sponsoring this challenge!!! Certainly you are familiar with her and her store, but if not, a little bit about the store in her own words:

Ellen Hutson, LLC began their adventure in November 2006 as an online web store committed to bringing you the finest paper crafting products and related product education. They are always looking to provide their customers with quality products, excellent customer service, and education and inspiration for the products they carry. You can shop with Ellen by clicking HERE. As well please join them to be inspired and learn some fun techniques in the CLASSroom, or stay up-to-date on FacebookYouTubeInstagramTwitter, and/orPinterest.


Ellen Hutson will be sponsoring our first challenge of each month in 2015! The prize? A $25 gift certificate to the online store! Thank you Ellen!


Here is what I had created for this challenge:


I decided to use a really simple approach to this challenge and make sure that the sentiment stood out from the other elements on the card, so that's why I used them sparingly. I have a list of supplies below that I used to create this card.


For the fall leaves, I just glued them down, overlapping them and then took some brown twine I had. I wanted it to be reminiscent of twigs with the fall leaves. Then, I took my sentiment and used some foam adhesive and glued that down to where I felt it looked best. It's not exactly centered and I liked that! 

For some interest and movement, I added 3 little pearls to the card. In our family, we have quite a few fall birthdays, so this is the perfect card to give to a family member that says celebrate your birthday with a little fall flair :) 


I hope you're inspired to have a fun time creating for this challenge! Make sure you check the Lawnscaping Challenge blog for full details on entering to win. 


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Sweet Thoughts Card

Spring is just around the corner, and you can almost smell those flowers. Okay, I'm dreaming, but this card is too cute for words. ...