Monday, November 30, 2015

30 Days of Grateful Mini Album for Blitsy

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!! And a fun filled, extra long weekend. I was honored to join in on the Blitsy sleepover event they had for Black Friday, started decorating my house, and more. Busy, busy!!

But while all that was going on, I was up on the Blitsy blog with my 30 days of grateful mini album. I love the reflection of things to be thankful for and this is a perfect place to store it all and take time every now and then to look back on those things. It helps put things in perspective I think :) Plus, it's super cute!

Come check out all the details on the Blitsy blog post HERE:

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Festive Wonder Popcorn Box

'Tis the Season!! I'm so excited to share this project I created using the Signature Collection by Sara Davies, Festive Wonder and the Ultimate Tool! It makes making boxes so much fun. This would be perfect for a small gift card, or other little treats to tuck inside. 

I created the box using the Sweet Things embossing board for the Ultimate Tool with the 12x12 Festive Wonder Paper Pad. I punched two holes on either side and tied in a nice thick grosgrain ribbon for the handle. 

I embossed the tissue! This is such a fun way to add a little extra something to your holiday gift giving. I trimmed the tissue down to a skinner size to be able to fit into my die cutting machine. And honestly, I just folded it to fit inside the 5x7 folder and embossed it once. That's it! 

The little square sentiment was using a piece out of the 6"x6" Festive Wonder Paper Pad with my scalloped die and then the Season's Greetings is the new die from the Festive Wonder, Signature Collection by Sara Davies as well. I cut that out of the watercolor cardstock for added texture. I popped it up with some foam adhesive to give it some dimension.

Crafter's Companion has a lot of different items to create boxes, cards, and more!


Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Festive Wonder Snow Flurry

I can't rave enough about this line of products that are the Signature Collection by Sara Davies, Festive Wonder. Seriously, amazing stuff right here. From metal dies, embossing folders to patterned paper and a great stamp set, they're must haves for winter/holiday crafting.

I made this card using another non-traditional color palette. I chose green, purple and white. And I love the way it came out! Very simple design, so this is definitely one you can recreate in a jiffy.

The embossing folder is probably my absolute favorite. I have a thing for them anyway, but this one is just awesome. Look at the detail in the snowflakes!!

Check out the other holiday themed 
products offered by Crafter's Companion
Stock up for yourself, or get a little holiday shopping done for the crafty folks on your list this year!


Saturday, November 21, 2015

Dear Santa, Define Good!

Another Christmas card up on the blog today! I ADORE this image and had such fun coloring it, so I hope whoever is the recipient is! :)

How much fun is that?? And the sentiment is perfect especially for little ones. Haha! 

I hope you enjoyed my colorful card today! Check out Crafter's Companion's line of Nordic Christmas items. They're perfect for all projects!!


Thursday, November 19, 2015

How to Make a Mini Album: Blitsy Craft Night

I had an amazing night spending time crafting over at Blitsy!! They hosted a local craft night and I was so thrilled to be able to attend, spend time with my bestie and her daughter, meet everyone at Blitsy, and CRAFT! Their offices, S W O O N. Want to see?! Come check out the mini album I made from our night of crafty fun...

Here's a little teaser pic! Check out the link for all the pages in this little album.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Lawnscaping Challenge #118 sponsored by Lawn Fawn

Good morning! Another fun Lawnscaping Challenge is up today - In with the Old! Dust off those unloved goodies for this challenge. I haven't used a couple of these sets in a little while, so I got to work creating this card.

Our amazing sponsor is Lawn Fawn for this challenge, so be sure to read the rules on the blog and enter your project for a chance to win!!

Here is the card I created for this challenge:

I had an idea that I wanted to use this mailbox but make it just for letters for Santa, with the letters spilling out of it! And why not add a few packages in there? The background was created with several snowflake and star stamps. For the bluish glow around the mailbox, I created a simple mask of it with a sticky note and then rubbed on some light blue ink with a craft sponge. It gives it some dimension and a soft glow that reminds me of blowing snow. 

I listed all the products at the end of the blog post. Here are a couple more images of the details on the card!

I hope you enjoyed my oldie but goodie project today! Play around with those forgotten about stamps and supplies and have fun with it! Thanks for checking in!


Saturday, November 14, 2015

Princess Material

Good morning! I have an adorable little card for a special little girl in your life. I don't have girls, so I get to make girly cards, I'm super happy!! Crafter's Companion is a great place for beautiful stamps and coordinating products.

This image was so much fun to color!! I chose a teal and orange color for her clothing/hair band, and the pop of the butterflies. Just so much vibrant color to go perfect for the sentiment, Princess Material!

I hope you enjoyed my girly card! Have fun crafting!!


Thursday, November 12, 2015

Peace Holiday Card

Good morning! Be ready for a holiday card overload on my blog in the next month or so!! I have been really good with making holiday cards to be able to mail out a handmade card to every single person on my list, and each one is different and unique. I can't wait to do that this year! I hope you're inspired to do the same, or at least send handmade cards to your closest friends and family.

I've listed the products and linked them up at the end of the blog post, and I will continue to do that so everything is a nice, neat order and you can find everything easily!

Onto the card...

I had wanted to create a holiday card with different colors than the traditional red and green, so I opted for a gold and burgundy color palette and I love how this came out. You'll see that I colored in the large word Peace with my Spectrum Noir Blendable Colored Pencils with a faded look going from the bottom being the darkest to the top being white. I actually colored in the portion you see that is white with a glitter brush pen (really hard to capture on camera!), but it's very pretty and subtle in person!

I also used the dove from the Peace stamp set and fussy cut that out and glued everything down to my burgundy/red embossed piece. I added in sequins for added interest.

Look at non-traditional color palettes for your projects to really make them unique!

Be sure to visit Crafter's Companion for all their amazing selections of holiday themed products online! And be sure to visit the blog as well for more inspiring projects.


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

25 Days of Christmas Tags with Lawn Fawn!

Good afternoon! I'm excited to be participating in the 25 Days of Christmas Tags along with the Lawn Fawn Design Team and Lawnscaping Challenge!

Here are the trio of tags I created for this hop:

I've been anxious to use this set so I really had fun making three different tags! I have the products used at the end of the blog post.

Naturally, my favorite tag is the "oh snap" one just because of the little gingerbread guy!!

How fun are they?! 

Be sure to visit each day of the 25 Days of Christmas. For full details and SEVERAL ways to win from the 25 generous sponsors of this hop, don't miss out!! Fingers crossed.


Monday, November 2, 2015

Lawnscaping Challenge #117: Thinking of You Sponsored by Ellen Hutson

Good morning! Today is another fun challenge day with Lawnscaping. Today's challenge is Thinking of You (Hope, Love or Encouragement).

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!

Having cards of encouragement are always great to have on hand for when you need them! Sometimes a pretty card in the mail is just the pick-me-up someone could really use.

I created this with a lot of white space but yet with a lot of color! Here is what I made:

What I did was create a mask from a sticky note so that I could overlap my flowers from the Flutter By set on the right edge of the card. I colored them in using my Twinkling H20s. They're these beautiful watercolors with a brilliant shimmer to them. Sadly, you can't see that in the photos, but they're so pretty in person. Then I cut out the negative space left in between them. I did this so that I could sneak a patterned paper behind them so they would pop off the card. Love this technique. 

For the sentiment, I masked out part of it so that I could stack it. It comes all in one line. You can always cut apart your stamps, but I wanted to leave it all in one line and this is a great way to do that. Just mask out what you don't want to stamp. I used Golden Glitz on this for a sparkle to coordinate with the colored flowers on the right.

I simply flicked on some of the turquoise blue H20s with my water brush pen. Simple look and it adds some bright little dots of color to your projects. 

To finish off the card, I added some simple rhinestones in the center of each flower and tied on a twine bow next to the sentiment. 

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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