Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Joy card

 I hope everyone is enjoying their holidays! I made this card using Pinkfresh Studio’s “Oh, What Fun!” Collection. I used their Jeff Alpha dies to cut out the word JOY from a sheet of shiny gold paper. Super simple but I love how it turned out. Im entering this in the December 2022 Pinkfresh challenge found here: https://www.pinkfreshstudio.com/blogs/card-making-challenges/december-2022-challenge 

Happy New Year!

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

iNSD 2021

Well, it's been a minute since I've blogged, hasn't it! This year's National Scrapbooking Day inspired me to go out and find some challenges and they need me to link up, so let's put this blog back to work for at least one day!

Pinkfresh Studio is a company I discovered only last year. Their products are beautiful. They have some challenges up that are due on May 13th. If you happen to have some Pinkfresh product, then you should give them a try and link up as well! I used papers from "Everyday Musings" and embellishments from "Office Hours".

The challenges I am entering are Challenge #8 - Borders with Sophie, and Challenge #10 - Circles with Brianna. For the border, I used my Knock Out Punch and punched notebook paper borders. And then the circles were easy, I have lots of circle embellishments.

The other inspiration for my layout came from Stacy Julian's Story52 class. Have you heard of this class? you pull cards from 4 different categories and then use that to create your layout. The class goes all year, you can still sign up, look out for discounts that Stacy occasionally offers. 

The Story52 cards that I pulled were:

1. Category - Places we love (my office)

2. Start with - Product (Pinkfresh Studio office themed products)

3. Say it with - Interview (I wrote questions for myself to answer)

4. Laugh out Loud - My title "The Office" is a bit punny

Thanks so much for looking!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Sweet Stamp Shop Grand Re-Opening

Hey everybody, I've got some fun news today -- Sweet Stamp Shop is having a grand re-opening event that starts TODAY! Head over to the Sweet Stamp Shop blog to get more details. I know there will be giveaways and discounts, and you don't want to miss their brand new website!

To help kick things off there are dozens of designers (including me!) that have created a project using Sweet stamps. Be sure to visit all of the designers blogs and leave a comment for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the shop!

On to the project I'd like to share today.  I used 2 stamp sets on my card, Balloons and Happy Birthday. Both are great staples in my stash of stamps. Birthday cards are by far the type of card I make the most, and with these sets there are endless possibilities for card designs.

I stamped the balloons with various shades of Memento ink. I like that the ink impressions weren't completely solid with these balloons. It makes them look a bit transparent and the balloons overlap nicely. After stamping the balloons and sentiment I added some silver rub-on stars by Pink Paislee, give the card some shimmer.

Remember to leave a comment here for your chance at a $25 gift certificate to Sweet Stamp Shop. Head back to the blog to visit the other guest designers, and you'll want to follow Sweet Stamp Shop on Facebook and Instagram to hear about all of the ways Nicole will be celebrating her grand re-opening this month! (Yes -- ALL MONTH LONG!) I'm so excited, aren't you!?!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 30, 2015

Paper Girls Party Decor Blog Hop

Good Morning, everyone! We are hopping at the Paper Girls Challenge Blog today, hope you will come join us! You won't want to miss it, we've got a generous prize sponsored by Unity Stamp Company! See all of the details below.

Have you noticed that many of the major scrapbooking manufacturers have added Party Decor to their product line ups?  Well, if you've got a little time and a little paper and other crafting supplies (ok ok, I have a LOT of paper).... you can easily make your own decor like I have here.

I put my Cricut to use to cut out most of the shapes in my party decor. The cartridge I used is called "Once Upon a Princess"

To make the teapot and teacups stand up, I just folded and adhered a little piece of card stock to the back to make my own stand. And then to make the garland I adhered punched circles and stars cut with my Cricut, sandwiching some twine in the middle. 

To turn the bow and crown into photo props, I just taped a wooden skewer to the back. This little holder was originally packaging for several rolls of washi tape. I simply chose some coordinating washi colors to wrap around it and now I have a cute prop holder.

And that's it for me today, I hope you enjoyed my projects!


Visit all of the blogs listed below for your chance to win a fabulous prize pack from Unity Stamp Company (worth $86!!):
  1. Paper Girls Challenge Blog - http://thepapergirlschallenge.blogspot.com/
  2. Cathryn H. - http://www.catscrapcreations.blogspot.ca
  3. Brittany M. - http://craftypaperbee.blogspot.com
  4. Amber S. - http://allamberallthetime.blogspot.com/
  5. Michele D. - http://about-the-paper.blogspot.com
  6. Erica B. - http://stampingstarlette.blogspot.com/
  7. Karrie S. - http://sweetscrapsbykarrie.blogspot.com/2015/03/pink-tie-party.html
To be eligible to win, you must do the following:
  1. Comment on each of the blog posts along the hop 
  2. "Like" the Paper Girls Challenge on Facebook
  3. Follow the Paper Girls Challenge Blog
For your chance to win, blog comments are needed by Sunday, April 5th at 11:59pm MST to comment. We will announce the winner on Wednesday, April 8th at 9:00am MST.

Enjoy the hop and good luck!!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Paper Girls - Shakers

Hey everyone! I'm here with the newest challenge at The Paper Girls Challenge Blog.  Today Cristine is challenging us to create a project with a shaker.  If you're not sure how to do this, go to Cristine's blog, she has a little tutorial up to show you.

I took a look through my supplies and found a frame by Sweet Stamp Shop that I thought would work nicely as my shaker base and created this card:

It really came together much easier than I expected, so if you've never tried a shaker card I encourage you to give it a shot!  You've got just about 2 weeks to create your project and link up, hope I see you over there.

I haven't blogged much since December, but don't worry, I'm still crafting. I spent much of December creating my December Daily album. And then in January I started to do Project Life on a weekly basis. I have to say I am loving it. I resisted it for a long time because I thought it would be overwhelming, but I really enjoy writing down little stories of what we are doing in our family each week. Let me know if you'd like me to share DD and/or PL pages here, and I can do that.

Hope you all have a fantastic week!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Paper Girls - Ornaments

Are you ready for something festive? I got my house all decorated early this year and even went in search of more Christmas items for my mantel and dining room. Love it! Well, if you are feeling as festive as I am, check out my challenge starting today at The Paper Girls Challenge Blog.

Here's one of the ornaments I created. I used a Cricut cartridge called Gingerbread. And sure, you can use it to cut out gingerbread cookies, but I think the shapes make for some fun decorations, in this case, ornaments.

You've got almost 3 full weeks to complete this one, entries are due by January 3rd.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Paper Girls - Mixed Media

A new challenge begins today at The Paper Girls Challenge Blog.  The theme is Mixed Media, so have fun with this one!

I've got several cool mixed media tools like gelatos, stencils, mists and gesso in my stash, but I honestly don't break them out very often.

To create my card, I first misted some watercolor paper with Mister Huey's mist (color: Sunset). I applied quite a bit and then used a paint brush to spread the color over the whole sheet.  After it dried, I used a couple of Teresa Collins stencils and Faber-Castell whipped spackle to create the white sentiment and hearts. After this layered dried I felt like I needed to add something so got out my Mister Huey's Opaque White mist. I had intended to just add some splatters of white but I accidentally spilled a bunch of mist right on top of my creation! I saw that the white was blending nicely with the color already on there, so got out a paintbrush and started to spread the white around until I achieved the look I wanted. I love how it turned out, even better than my original idea of adding splatters!

Get messy and join in on our challenge, won't you?