Friday, November 29, 2013

HO-HO-HOLIDAY Snow Globe Shaker Card

Hey everyone!  Did you have a wonderful Thanksgiving?
Still recovering?.....perfect day for crafting up some cards!

With Christmas oh so close, here's a shaker card that is
a fun idea if you need a few special cards:

Isn't the Santa Snow Globe card fun?  If you want every
detail on how to make it....pop over to The Rubber Cafe' can find the post HERE.

Thanks for stoppin' by today!  And I will get the rest of
that fall mini up got a little crazy here!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Popping in With Some Holly Jolly!

Hey all!  It's work, work, work for me....busy season at work
and in the crafting world!  Blogging takes a hit, so thanks for
your patience....the rest of my fall mini will be posted over the
next few days....but a very quick bit of Christmas inspiration
today for ya:

Want to see how to make this sweet little reindeer card? 
Pop over to The Rubber Cafe' blog HERE.

Thanks for droppin' by today!  Gotta go off to work....hope
you have a crafting fun weekend ahead!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Operation Tag - A Birthday Celebration!

Good Morning!!  Today I'm part of a fun "Happy Birthday" to
Janice!  She is mom, to Trendy Twine's Lesley!!  She asked if we
could all make a birthday themed tag and send it to her to wish
her mom a Happy Birthday!  Was so fun to play along with the
secret "Operation Tag"!

Make sure to pop over to the Trendy Twine blog HERE, to see
all the tags, and it would be extra nice for you to stop by all the
participants blog and leave a comment for them!

Here is my tag:

And a closer shot:

You can see some of the detail where I used Distress Ink in Rusty Hinge,
added water splashes, and inked the edges in Black Soot.  The "Happy,
Happy, Happy" was stamped using The Rubber Cafe' Remember the
Moments set and Scrap Happy Glue....which I then added You're So Fine
Glitter to.  The paper is from BoBunny and last but definitely not least....
YUMMO twine from Trendy Twine in Orangesicle.  Find all their twine HERE.

Here you can see how the bottom of the tag was punch with a zutter and
finished with a twine fringe:

Thanks for stoppin' by today.....and joining us in the birthday celebration!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Bushels of Fun with Imaginisce

Fall is quickly fading.....but I've got this mini book to remember
some special family moments....I used the Imaginisce collection
Bushel o' Fall.....just love the colors and patterns in this one!

Front cover:

The journal cards and die cuts with this set are perfect for a mini album.
And all those banners peeking out....the cute border strip paper.  Love
that wood grain paper too....really on trend!

Insides?  That comes tomorrow!  Tune in then....same bat time, same bat
channel (ok, did I just date myself or WHAT?!!  Thanks for stoppin'!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Cold Hands.....really?!!

Ugh....snow in the midwest....BEFORE Thanksgiving....did
I say UGH???!!!!  Well, in the interest of making the best of
it....I've been inspired to use Linnie Blooms canvas pieces,
and Reminisce's Chalkboard Christmas collection, to make
this easel project:

I painted the frame with Adirondack Red Pepper paint dauber, then
used a Crafter's Workshop stencil to add the aqua (also a paint dauber).

This project is a little inspiration for you to try the Stencil Challenge this
month over at Scrap It Girl!  Use a stencil on a it up....and
join in the fun!  You can find the challenge and link HERE.

Back to the project....the canvas was colored in various ways....snowman
and tree using Distress Stains....snowman got a nose I just cut from a piece
of orange paper, and his eyes/buttons are Want 2 Scrap pearls.  That is
also where the swirl came from.  The buttons are Recollections and the
twine from Trendy Twine.  Dear Lizzy Thickers spell out the saying around
the frame.

To color in the canvas hearts, I used gelatos, and a Faber-Castell big
brush pen in white to make the stitch marks, and then frayed the edges.
Here is a closer look:

All the snowflake paper from the Reminisce Chalkboard Christmas has a
little of the Clearsnap Cat's Eye chalk in white around the edges to give it
that extra snowy look.

Remember to link up your stencil work of art over at Scrap It Girl this month!

Thanks for stoppin' by and enjoying a warm cup of crafting cocoa on this cold
November morning!

Friday, November 8, 2013

T'was the Night to Sneak in a Little Holly Jolly

Well, I'm NOT ready for Christmas The Rubber Cafe'
is starting to get me there!  This month they have a new Creative Cafe' Kit
that is truly gorgeous!

It includes Echo Park's Tis' the Season, Queen & Co embellishments,
gorgeous ribbons, and best of all....The Rubber Cafe' stamps!

It's getting me inspired to make my Christmas cards, and here is the first:

I went with a clean and simple style on this one....great for
Christmas cards.....can make a lot quickly, but has the trendy
chalkboard look!

You can find the details over on The Rubber Cafe' blog today
right HERE.

Thanks for stoppin' by today!  Happy holiday crafting!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Time to Harvest....Fall LO's

We R Memory Keepers have a great way of coordinating their collections
making it easy to scrap or craft.  This new fall collection "Harvest" is a
perfect example:

The colors are perfect for fall....and perfect to scrap out annual football game!
I used the border strip paper for my title (the I love fall) and using the embossed
stickers, I layered them up using foam tape to make a "bouquet" next to the
"Colors of Autumn" sticker.  A little ribbon/burlap and bling and a kraft mini bag
from Maya Rd. finish this quick LO off!

I love fall crafting....don't you?

Friday, November 1, 2013

My Mind's Eye....Take 2!

I did promise a second MME page with their Happy Haunting

And these pages are stand alone, or make a good 2 page spread:

I really do love how easy the MME chipboard sets make a LO!

Thanks for stoppin'!