Friday, February 28, 2014

Friendship Warms the Soul

Ahhhh, the joys of the Midwest winters....cold, cold, snow, snow....and then repeat,  But I've come up with a term that fits it well....we have comfort food during this time of year, why not "Comfort Crafting".  Yep, when the snow flies and it's too cold to even breathe outside....stay inside and get your craft on!!!

That's where this card comes in....a warm latte on a COLD day hits the spot:

This card came together using the supplies from The Rubber Cafe' KOTM: Tea for Two.  It's one of my favorites....course, every kit seems better than the last, so I keep saying  This one includes the gorgeous paper pad from Carta Bella....Traditions.  You can find the kit HERE, and my post with all the details HERE.  Also have a sweet little trick for tying ribbon.

Love the way these stamps layer's a closer peek:

Thanks for stoppin' by today.....take time to enjoy some "Comfort Crafting" of your own....I've been working on it....will have a lot of great cards and projects coming up soon....just can't share them yet!

*Hey....just a is the LAST day to link up your heart projects over at Scrap It Girl for a chance to win....linky is on THIS POST

Friday, February 21, 2014

Time for Favorite Things Friday!

When you craft, scrap, make cards, work with mixed you listen to music?  If you do....share your fave with us over at Scrap It Girl!  This week's Favorite Things Friday post and linky can be found HERE.

I love creating to gets those creative juices flowing!  I love all different music, soundtracks (like  Hairspray or Pitch Perfect), Christian (a few faves....Stephen Curtis Chapman, Amy Grant, and Michael W Smith), current pop (Brittany, Pink, Gaga, just to name a few), but my go to I want peppy fun music that I can sing along with (yes, I am one of THOSE is 80's music:

Pat Benetar, Michael Jackson, Journey, Madonna, Duran Duran, Wham.....the list is an 80's girl, I love 'em all!

So how about you.....what's your favorite type of music when you create?

And speaking of creating.....make sure to stop by and say "hi" over at The Rubber Cafe' today!  I'm over there with all the details on how to make this card:

Thanks for stoppin' by today, and don't forget to visit Scrap It Girl....let us know....what's your favorite?!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Head Over Heels Mini Album

Even though Valentine's Day is over, it's still February, and still plenty of time to get in more of the Valentine crafting I love!

This mini album made with the BoBunny Head Over Heels collection will be available as a kit at the LSS,  Hannah's Home Accents in Antioch, IL:

This chipboard album is from Heart of Texas Studio....we carry these and many more at Hannah's!

Page one:

Page Two:

Page Three:

A tag peeks out of a pocket and those banners and with the printed doily....fussy cut out of one of the journal box pages for the Head Over Heels collection.

Page Four:

American Crafts Pow glitter paper adds some bling--the journal card with "Amore' was cut in two with half put on the bottom, half on the top....the top sticking up over the'll see the back decorated on page five below.

Page Five:

This page is from the mini album's pre-segmented into 4 6x6 pieces, makes for a quick cute page.  Stickers round it out, and the alpha stickers on the page make it easy to add sentiments like the word "love" along the edge of my photo mat.

Page Six:

Page Seven:

The strips are fussy cut out of a journal box sheet on this page.

Page Eight:

Another of the large 6x6 pieces, and a sticker banner fussy cut from the sticker sheet.

Page Nine:

Love the BoBunny doilies....perfect accent for this collection.

Page Ten:

Back Cover:

Strips of Pow glitter paper bling it up a notch....and the other alpha on the combo sticker sheet gives the finishing touch.

Thanks for stoppin' by today....are you inspired to make your own mini album?  This one will be filled with pics from my and DH's wedding day....25 years ago.....planning on putting a pic from us now on the last page.  This collection is perfect for any love it!

Supplies Used:
Mini Album: Heart of Texas Stucio
Paper/Stickers: BoBunny Head Over Heels; American Crafts Pow glitter paper
Embellishments: BoBunny doilies, Want2Scrap pink rhinestones, seam binding ribbon
Paint: for cover-black soot Distress Paint; pink pearl and red wagon MM paint; icicle Stickles

Friday, February 14, 2014

Love Fest.....Valentine's Inspiration

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!  Today over at The Rubber Cafe', we are having a little "love fest" of great Valentine inspiration!  Whether you need a last minute Valentine, or want to think ahead to next year, or just would like a little "love in the air" today!

These cute little tags are a great project to tie onto a gift, box of candy, whatever, to let someone know just how much you care:

I used the "Remember the Moments" set and the "Just My Type" set from The Rubber Cafe'.  Both are great sets, with a lot of options besides Valentine's Day.

To make these tags:
1. Cut a 2&1/2" by 3&1/2" piece of black cardstock.  Trim the corners to get tag shape.
2. Decorate as desired.

To elaborate a bit....I used 1" and 2" strips of paper in different patterns from the BoBunny Head Over Heels 6x6 pad to decorate.  I used the "love" stamp from the Remember the Moments set....I colored with my Zig Markers in red and black and stamped on white cardstock.  The "happy valentine's day" and xoxoxo are from the Just My Type set. I trimmed them all to make the banners after they were stamped.  I added Queen and Co. Goosebumps bling and twine.  I also used buttons from my stash....but for the red button, I wanted a glittery button, so I made one using Scrap Happy Glue (careful to spread a thin layer so it didn't fill up the button and then buffed on a coat of Patriot Red You're So Fine glitter.

I also made this sweet little kitty cat card using the stamps from the Creative Cafe' Kit of the Month:

Colored with Copics, and decorated up with itmes from The Rubber Cafe' KOTM.  Love those clips and the Queen and Co photo corners are fun too!

Thanks for stoppin' by today....hope you enjoy the "Love Fest"....make sure to drop by The Rubber Cafe' to see all the inspiration up on the blog today!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

If You Can't Beat 'Em...

If winter refuses to go away....time to embrace it!  I've made this Snow Day LO using the BoBunny Woodland Winter collection:

Snow Day: by Laura Cox

This collection has great patterns that layer up so perfectly!  The sticker sheet with the alpha is one of my favorites....the snowflakes are gorgeous!

Thanks for stoppin' by today....hope you stay warm and safe wherever you call's a good time to stay in and craft!

Paper: BoBunny Woodland Winter, Blizzard, Cozy, Peek-a-Boo, Slush
Embellishments:  Woodland Winter Combo Stickers, jute twine from stash,
Want2Scrap pearls, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher staples
Adhesive: Xyron Mega Runner, foam tape

Friday, February 7, 2014

A Cuppa for a COLD Day!

Another frigid day here in the about where you live?  Good crafting weather at least!  Great weather for this gift card holder card:

A cuppa on a warm day is a perfect warm up!  And sharing it with a friend is even better!  Would you like to see all the details--including the secret gift card spot?  You can find them over at The Rubber Cafe' here on   THIS POST.  Their February Kit of the Month is "Tea for Two" and absolutely adorable!  Here is a pic of the stamp set in the kit this month:

And this one is the add on (love this and have a mini album in the works I'll share soon!):

Besides my post HERE, there is a lot of other inspiration for this set from the other amazing ladies on our team....make sure to check them all out in the next few weeks!

Thanks for stoppin' by today....time to grab a cuppa and get my day started!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Sharing a Little Love....

Valentine's is one of my favorite crafting easy to create with hearts, love and pretty papers!  Scrap It Girl has a challenge up for February....a project with that's easy breezy and timely!

Today I'm sharing a couple of cards I made using Pebbles Valentine papers and a little bling and twine:

I do apologize up aren't the best.....I snapped these at work after I finished creating them for a card kit at Hannah's (under florescent light!)  But you get the idea....and it's all about the hearts!

So are you up for a little Valentine crafting challenge?  Pop on over to Scrap It Girl for the details.  The post is HERE.

Thanks for stoppin' by!