Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Packer Backers and Happy New Year!!

Almost time to ring in the new!  Where did the year go?!!!  I know where this past weekend went....we spent it watching our Green Bay Packers win the division!!

After the high of that amazing game, and the family fun time....back to reality....work, house cleaning, etc.  But also back to some blogging!  I have so many projects I've made and haven't gotten to share this year!!  My new year's resolution is to post to my blog a MINIMUM of twice a week!  We'll see how I do.....but for now, I'm sharing this one:

I used Teresa Collins Candy Cane Lane collection....Was a fun and easy Christmas Home Decor project for the LSS as a display.  Love the chipboard in the collection....so pretty!

So next time I will be blogging in 2015!!  Can't believe how fast this year went!  Happy New Year to everyone, and looking forward to a wonderful 2015....hope you are too!!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Makin' it Merry

A Merry, Merry Christmas Holiday to all!!

A wish for joy, peace and happiness in the year to come!!

(Card created using Simple Stories DIY Christmas collection, Trendy Twine, and AC glitter paper).

Monday, December 22, 2014

Quick and Easy Christmas Cards!

Today I'm sharing a few cards I made lickity split....I wanted to try to keep it clean and simple....especially to keep my cards from needing a hand cancel (the PO is getting a little more picky about that!), but these were quick too....because I used journal cards from Simple Stories DIY collection:

I love their enamel dots with this collection and the tags too....fun mix and match for creating cards!

and last but not least:

Again, simple and sweet.

Thanks for stoppin' by today!  More quick and easy cards in the next few days!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Making Merry and a few of my Favorite Things....

Happy Holidays everyone!  Are you ready?  Many have already been celebrating, and I'm in that final few days push before the big day on Thursday.  Still gifts to wrap and goodies to make, including those Christmas cards!  I got a few made last nite, and I have a few more I'd been working on.

Remember you can join us over at the Scrap It Girl blog, we shared some of our favorite gift/wrap items, and we'd love to have you share what you've made too! If you've made any kind of packaging or even a LO or card with gifts (like the one below) you can link up to our "Wrap It Up" challenge....you've got until Dec. 31st!!  Link up HERE.

Here are a couple of my favorites I've made so far:

It was made using Doodlebug's Santa Express goodies and this one as well:

I'm a huge fan of twine....can you tell?!!

Thanks for stoppin' by and have a wonderful day!  I have some quick and easy cards coming tomorrow!

Friday, December 19, 2014

It's About The Journey: Creative Cafe' KOTM

Today if you are already wishing for spring, I have a sweet little floral birdie card over at The Rubber Cafe' using their new Creative Cafe' KOTM for December.  Want to subscribe?  Find them HERE.  The kits are loaded with a full 6x6 paper pad, tons of ribbons/trims, embellishments, bazzill cardstock, and of course, amazing stamps!

Here's my "tweet" little card:

Want the details on how this card was made?  Pop on over to the blog HERE.

Thanks for stoppin' by during this busy holiday season!  I appreciate each and every one of you!

I'm off to a crop/ornament exchange/potluck this afternoon....enjoying some holiday spirit....and making my Christmas cards!!  Yep....I'm all about that last minute holiday creating!!  

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Christmas Countdown....IT'S ON!!

Oh my....are you in countdown mode???  I am in a panic....and working retail in a boutique shoppe at this time of year only adds to my stress!!!  And here sits my very sad and lonely blog!!  Unloved....caught up in the rush of Christmas madness!....lol!

Well, it's time to spread the love....and nothing better than this Christmas Countdown Calendar I created using Authentique, Want 2 Scrap, and Petaloo!

To make this I used a wooden easel frame, painted it black, then embellished using Authentique die cuts, American Crafts glitter paper, Petaloo flowers, Want 2 Scrap pearls, and some jute string.

The numbers are created from the Authentique die cuts as well, and get a little pizazz from more pearls, and glitter paper:

There are envelopes on the back of the frame to hold all the numbers.  Did not grab a pic of those....they are just little cardstock boxes I made with velcro closures.

Thanks for stoppin' by today!  And remember to slow down and enjoy the holidays....in all the rush you can miss some of the good stuff!!  For me....that starts today!

Paper: Authentique Joyous; AC POW glitter paper
Embellishments: Authentique die cuts, Want 2 Scrap pearls, Petaloo flowers, AC glitter clothespin, jute string
Adhesive: Scor Tape, Art Glitter Glue

Friday, December 5, 2014

Chase Your Dreams.....

I have a lot of dreams....for my family, for my kids, for travel, for designing....it's important to always have inspiration to keep those dreams going.  The new KOTM from The Rubber Cafe' has me inspired this month!  I'm a fan of hot air balloons....to me they represent dreams taking flight....and funny, the name of this month's KOTM???  Take Flight!  Here is a sneak at a card I've made using this collection:

Yep....just a sneaky tease today!  You can find the complete card and instructions over at The Rubber Cafe' blog today on THIS POST.

I tried a new technique with the embossing powder....love the look!  And got to play with washi tape and Echo Park Paper too!

Thanks for visiting today....and hope your day is filled with inspiration to make YOUR dreams Take Flight!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Wrap It Up Challenge

Hello everyone!  Ready to start some holiday scrapping?  How about holiday decorating?  Or maybe creative ways to gift wrap?  Over at Scrap It Girl....we have a perfect challenge for the month of December--it's our Wrap It Up challenge....it's all about gift wrapping.....whether it's a present on a LO or home decor/altered project, or homemade gift wrap or bags, it's time to wrap up those holiday crafts, and link them up on the Scrap It Girl site HERE

To get you started with a little inspiration, here is a gift bag/tag set I've created using the Doodlebug Frosty Friends collection:

This is something I love to do....take an inexpensive dollar store plain white bag, and use those extra scraps and embellishments from a scrapbook page to create a one of a kind gift bag that is a gift itself!  It's a great way to use up those odds and ends from different projects......six different manufacturers on this one!!

Here's a closer look at the gift tag:

I used a Tim Holtz stencil pounced on white cardstock using Salty Ocean Distress Ink and a Distress Ink sponge. Silver American Crafts glitter paper give it some sparkle, and a Doodlebug mini clothes pin, twine, and Sprinkles add a sweet touch.

For the sentiment, I used a Prima stamp:

The snowflakes are punched out of the glitter paper, and Queen & Co bling adds some pizazz. The feather is a wispy winter touch....from Bella Blvd.

And did I mention a prize?  Yes there is a prize over on the Scrap It Girl blog....you have a chance to win if you link up!!  Check out all the rules and links on THIS POST.

Thanks for stoppin' by today and join in on the challenge!  Instead of a plain (or expensive!) gift bag....make your own with your scraps and a few extra embellishments!