Sunday, November 30, 2014

Time to Start....

I should start my Christmas cards in July.....I know it's  But I'll be starting them now....and this is a little inspiration, just in case you haven't started yours yet either!

This card is definitely a "scrap my stash" card.....I've used last years Doodlebug Home for the Holidays the stickers, and the patterned papers!  Add a little twine and jingle bells....the little touches that finish it off with just enough holiday spirit!

Thanks for stoppin' by today, and watch for more Christmas soon....including a Christmas Countdown calendar complete with a giveaway! 

Monday, November 24, 2014

Creative Packaging Blog Hop: The Rubber Cafe'

Welcome to the first: 

We've got some great prizes and inspiration for you today!  If you hopped from Michelle's Blog you are in the right place, and if you need to start from the beginning (you've got to if you want in on the about a $25 gift certificate, or a free KOTM?!!)....start at The Rubber Cafe' Blog HERE.

Do you have some Creative Cafe' goodies left over from all those gorgeous cards you've made?  We have some great ideas on how to use those honor of Thanksgiving and the holidays!!  If your new to Creative Cafe' kits....enjoy the hop, and check out the subscription program HERE.

I've got two treats for you today:

First some holiday packaging for a little treat to add to a stocking, or hang on a tree, or just to have a basket ready to give anyone a "sweet little something":

This uses The Rubber Cafe' KOTM from October: Christmas Behind the Scenes. Perfect for any holiday treats!

Images are stamped in Black Tuxedo Memento Ink, and colored with Copic 
Markers.  These toppers are 3" by 2" (with a score mark at 1" to fold over),
but they can be sized to any goody bag.  A bit of jute string and a little jingle 
bell make a cute finishing touch: 

To attach the topper, staple bag shut and then fold a wide piece of Scor-Tape over the top:

then simply peel off and adhere--and there you have it!

My "bonus" project is a quick and easy way to dress up your holiday table:

This is easily whipped up for your Thanksgiving feast, or for a holiday dinner party.  

They are made using the Whipped Up and Stamping Utensils from the November Creative Cafe' KOTM, and everything is stamped in Black Tuxedo Memento Ink and glued with Scrap Happy Glue.

The little name place card has a personal note inside....letting the person know why you are thankful for knowing them:

And here's a closer peek at the favor bag and menu:

Thanks for hoppin' by today!  Next stop on your hop is Mary-Ann's Blog.....she has inspiration sure to get your holiday gifts all wrapped up!


Laura Cox (yes you're here!)

Friday, November 21, 2014

Somethin's Cookin': Favorite Things Friday

Hey everyone!  TGIF!!!  Ready for a great weekend....and it's supposed to get a wee bit warmer again....wahoo!!

I'm sharing a little sneak of something I "cooked up" over at The Rubber Cafe':

If you want to see the entire card, and would love directions to make it.....stop on by The Rubber Cafe' blog HERE.

It's also Favorite Things Friday (FTF) over at Scrap It Girl.  We are sharing some of our favorite fall projects, and we'd love to see yours!  Link up over there, and share with us!

My favorite is a fall wall hanging I created a year ago at a crop and won a prize for:

It's made with LYB Acorn Hollow papers and chip.  Love the colors in this--I can't get enough of home decor altered item projects!

Thanks for stoppin' by today....always more inspiration to save for another day.....see you soon!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Joyful Banner

If you aren't familiar with Unique Laser should be!!  They sell amazing laser cut wood, chipboard and cork designs, with so many options to choose from!

One of my favorites is their banners.  You can choose shape, and what you'd like to spell don't have to buy a pre-fab that!

Here is a little sneak of a project I have up over there today.....I used the adorable Doodlebug Design Santa Express collection:

I also used Doodlebug twine, washi, Sprinkles and stickers. 

Want to see the finished project?  Pop over to the ULD blog HERE.

Thanks for stoppin' by today....come back soon! 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

It's Still Fall....

I'm NOT ready for snow!!  We've had a bit already, but I love fall and want it to hang around a little bit longer!

Today's share is a couple of cards made with Doodlebug's Friendly Forest collection, and Unique Laser Designs cork leaves:

The edges of the leaf are rubbed with inka the way it pics up the texture....and also sparkles like the Doodlebug Sprinkles!

This card I left the cork leaf as is:

I love clean simplicity sometimes....especially for a sweet simple thank you.

Thanks for stoppin' by today!  More fall/holiday crafting coming soon!

Supplies Used:
Doodlebug Friendly Forest 6x6 pad and Sprinkles
Unique Laser Designs Cork Leaves
Inka Gold Rub
Trendy Twine/hemp string
Asst. buttons
Anna Griffin sentiment stamps
The Rubber Cafe' embossing powder

Friday, November 7, 2014

Favorite Things Friday: Halloween Edition

It's time for a little FTF....with a belated Halloween Edition!  Scrap It Girl is the place to share your favorite Halloween projects!  Link up in THIS POST, just for fun!

I shared a Halloween Printer's Tray I made this year using the Doodlebug Ghouls and Goodies collection and fun laser cut wooden pieces from Unique Laser Designs:

And another of my faves was this little decorative trio featured over on the Trendy Twine blog:

I love this collection, and I really enjoy making home decor projects for any holiday!  Looking forward to sharing some fall and Christmas creations this week.....stop back soon!