Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Start with some Sparkle!

Hi everyone!  I'm sharing a fun fold card today that is up over at Paper House!  I've used their Colorways Gatsby's absolutely gorgeous!

There is a whole lot going on inside this card....find out all about it over at the Paper House blog HERE.  There is even a link on how I folded the card!

Thanks for stoppin' by today!

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Fun With The Rubber Cafe' KOTM!

I've got a couple of fun cards to share.....make sure to pop over to The Rubber Cafe' to see all the details, including tutorials!  Check out the links below.

Aren't these little owls so cute?  You can find the tutorial on the ribbon weaving and all the card measurements HERE.

Next up is this pretty card:

The background under the sentiment was created using mini distress inks and sweeping them over the cardstock.  For more info on how this one was created visit HERE.

Thanks for stoppin' by today!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Cool Cards

I've got a trio of cards up over at Paper House....I'll share one with you here:

Rub-ons, 3D stickers, and some coooooool papers make up this cutie.  Stop by the Paper House blog HERE to see more and find out about all the products!

Thanks for stoppin' by today! 

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Friday Night Lights

I absolutely love football!  Huge Packers fan (WOW what a play in the game this past Thursday.....holy Hail Mary!) and also love the Iowa Hawkeyes!  My son is also a huge football fan, and loves to play.  So this brand new, hot off the presses Reminise paper collection Football, was a perfect fit for me!  Very excited to share this LO created with this new paper line:

Love, love, LOVE the 12x12 sticker sheet....I layered up a bunch of the stickers, and I love the FULL 12x12 border stickers too!

The line of stars....the 12x12 strip along the bottom edge of the that too!

The papers go well together, and the stickers give you a lot of options....even photo corners and individual word stickers:

Thanks for stoppin' by let me know....what team do YOU cheer for?

Products used:
Paper:  Reminisce-Football; AC white cardstock
Embellishments:  Reminisce-Football 12x12 sticker sheet; AC thickers; brown Trendy Twine
Adhesive:  Xyron Mega Runner; foam tape

Monday, November 30, 2015

Summer Sunshine....I WISH!!

Cold, wet and rainy here in the midwest.....but hey, it could be snow!  I decided to warm things up a bit by creating a home decor project with beach pics from this year!  Who couldn't use a little beach in November?

I got the chance to play with a gorgeous watercolor collection from a company called Ella & Viv---one of their new fall/winter 2015 collections!  These papers are so pretty....perfect for the beach or any summertime event--and I also love that these papers are THICK.....really a great weight to work with, even more so for a home decor project like this easel frame:

The wooden frame was simply painted aqua, then I added a dash of orange around the edges to compliment the colors in the paper.  The coordinating stickers are fun, great to layer with, and I also used a little fussy cutting from the gorgeous star fish paper!

A few bling and enamel dots accent the stickers and starfish:

Just love that "This is my happy place" sticker....really sums it up....yep, life is better at the beach!

Thanks for stoppin' by today!  And if you'd like to know more about the Ella & Viv paper line Watercolor Beach, you can find out all about it HERE.

Paper:  Ella & Viv Watercolor Beach; AC white cardstock
Embellishments:  Ella & Viv Watercolor Beach stickers; Recollections-rhinestones, enamel
dots, Adirondack paint daubers-aqua; terra cotta
Tools:  MS seashell punch
Other:  Wooden easel frame

Friday, November 27, 2015

Baby It's COLD!!

We had a warm Thanksgiving, but now it's COLD!!!  Not ready for winter....but at least I'll be able to scrap some great pics with Paper House goodies!  It's Die Cut Sticker week--so make sure to check out all the wonderful inspiration that has been on the blog all week!  These stickers have amazing details and come in a ton of subjects!  Love 'em!! I used the Winter Wonderland pack, and also some of the gorgeous new winter papers and the Rouge Colorways Collection:

I'd love for you to stop by the Paper House blog and say hi!!! 

Thanks for stoppin' by....hope you had a great Thanksgiving, and with winter comin' time for some scrappin'!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Paper House Holiday Hop!

Welcome to the Paper House Holiday Hop!  You should have come here from Erin's Blog and next stop is Francesca's Blog.  Want to start from the beginning....start at Giorgia's Blog.  You'll want to see all the amazing holiday make sure to make all the stops--and if you stop and leave a comment on every blog and enter the drawing, you have a chance to win this:

Check out the Rafflecopter link at the end of this post for your chance to win!

And now, I'm sharing a little home decor project with you today:

This project starts with dollar store frames, and the GORGEOUS Paper House Colorways Rouge and Gatsby collections.  I added the silk look paper from the Rouge collection to the frames:

Next, I added a piece of the Gatsby Fireworks paper with a strip of black cardstock down the center.  I used chipboard letters I had, painted them, and stamped them with a script stamp using Black Tuxedo Memento Ink:

The letters were glued to the center strip, I added some rhinestones, and then tied the frames together with ribbon, and added some bells for a finishing touch.

Here's a closer look:

I'm so excited to hang this piece in my home this holiday season!

Remember to enter to win:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thanks for hoppin' by today.....and remember to continue on your hop up is the talented Francesca's Blog and just in case, here's the entire list:

Holiday Blog Hop Designers

Products Used:
Paper: Paper House Colorways Rouge and Gatsby; AC black cardstock
Embellishments: Rhinestones (dollar store), bells (dollar store), frames (dollar store), AC ribbon, chipboard (stash).
Ink:  Black Tuxedo Memento Ink, Adirondack dauber-Watermelon.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Halloween Printer's Tray....or IS it??

Paper House has come out with some amazing 2 sided papers, amazing quality and gorgeous prints!  One of my new faves is their Halloween Collection....I created a LO with this "printer's tray" paper.....

All of the Halloween embellishments they have....cardstock stickers, puffy stickers, work perfectly with the paper to make a fun LO with so much going on! 

You can find more detail pics and all about these products over on the Paper House blog HERE.

Thanks for stoppin' by! 

Friday, October 30, 2015

Warm Gift Wishes: Gift Card Holder

And switching gears back to Christmas.....cause that's how I  Here is a gift card holder idea created with The Rubber Cafe' KOTM for October.  If you haven't signed up for this great KOTM, we have amazing kits, FULL of goodies, and better yet free classes all month long on the blog!!

Here's a sneak of my card:

Find all the details, and where that secret gift card is hidden, over at The Rubber Cafe' HERE.

Thanks for stoppin' by today!  Stop back soon!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Page Maps and Colorways!

For the month of October, the Paper House team got to play along with the sketches over at Page Maps.  I really enjoyed playing with the sketch and making it my own.  I used the inspiration and turned it into a bookshelf full of inspiration:

Believe it or "books" are created with a piece of paper that looks like doors....

I cut it apart and added Paper House Sculpted Puffy Stickers to create the titles.  The background papers are the new gorgeous Colorways collections (Rouge and Gatsby).   There are more details over on the Paper House Blog HERE.

Thanks for stoppin' by today!

Product Used:
Paper House ColorWays Rouge (Sculpted Entryway, Crocodile)
ColorWays Gatsby Paper Pack
AC black cardstock
Paper House Sparkle Puffy Stickers
Paper House Peace Puffy Stickers
ColorWays Gatsby Accent Pack

Friday, October 23, 2015

Holidays Here We Come!

Fall is in the air, and it's time to shift from Halloween crafting to....yep, it's coming.....Christmas!  I've gotten a head start with The Rubber Cafe's KOTM for October....Home for the Holidays!

Another kit that hits it out of the park....with so many goodies (acetate, sequins, ribbons) and a gorgeous Echo Park paper pack.  Add to that a super cute stamp set, and you have holiday card making wrapped up!

Hop over to The Rubber Cafe' blog HERE....and learn how to make this fun shaker card!  More coming soon.....stop back....thanks for stoppin' by!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

More Spooktacular

The Rubber Cafe' KOTM for September was so fun to play with!  My last project created was this home decor piece:

Love the Doodlebug Oct 31st collection and all kinds of Doodlebug embellishments too!  And the stamps are sooooooo cute!  I shared some with you, but here is another card:

You can find all the details (including every measurement for every piece!) on THIS POST for the home decor piece, and THIS POST for the card!  Stop by The Rubber Cafe' and say hi too!

Thanks for stoppin' by!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Spooky, Creepy, Crawly Home Decor

Time for more spooky Halloween crafting!!  I've used the NEW Paper House Halloween's gorgeously it!!

Isn't this fun?  Super simple too....I used stacking bare wooden blocks I picked up at a craft store, then painted them with Hickory Smoke Distress Paint, then trimmed up some of the gorgeous new papers and inked them around the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink.

So fun to add the spooky words, scrolls and shapes from the sculpted stickers and then a few enamel dots to finish it off.

Here I just drew a random string for the spider, and those scrolls and words from the Scary Sculpted Stickers have such detail!

Thanks for stoppin' by today!  Stop back soon!  And make sure to stop by your LSS or the Paper House site to pick up this great collection! 

Paper House - Bats 12" double sided paper; The Raven 12" double sided paper; ; Halloween Bats puffy stickers ; Scary Sculpted Stickers
Recollections enamel dots
Distress Ink:  Hickory Smoke paint; Black Soot ink

Friday, September 18, 2015

Sneak Peek: Halloween Mad Scientist Fun!

Hello there!!!  It's no secret that Halloween is absolutely my FAVORITE crafting holiday!  I always share a ton of goodies here, and this year will be no exception!!  Today I've got a couple of fun cards....created using the Creative Cafe' KOTM from The Rubber Cafe'!

If you want to see more and all the details on how this split fold card was created.....stop by THIS POST.

And here's another peek at a card I had up last week:

Ok....more than a peek....but one of my favorite Halloween cards I've ever done....don't you love the warty monster feet?  Too cute!  You can get the details on this card too.....check out THIS POST.

Love the Doodlebug October 31st collection!!

Thanks for stoppin' by today....stop back soon for more spooktacular fun!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Savor the Moments

I am so excited by the NEW Paper House papers and embellishments!!!!  I've got my first project to share today:

I used one of several new paper crafting kits!!!  These kits include gorgeous double sided papers, a 12x12 sheet of cardstock stickers, and a sheet of puffy word stickers!!  They are a great springboard for anything you want to create!!  Here I used the new Delish kit! 

Want to find out more?  Stop by the Paper House blog HERE.

Thanks for stoppin' by today! 

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Paper House School Days Blog Hop!!

Welcome to the hop!!!  You should have come here from Bev's Blog and your next stop is Susie's Blog.....if not....make sure to catch all the action, and start from Georgia's at the much fun Paper House inspiration for kids and back to school!!!  Make sure to hop and comment at each stop, and you'll be entered for a chance to win this:

How awesome is THAT???!!!!

Here are the "rules":

Super simple right???!!!

Here is the project I'm sharing with you today:

And here is the back of the reminder board:

Great way to keep everyone on track this school year, right?  Great reminders for parents/caregivers, and a great way to get the kids's cute, simple project to teach kids how to be organized for the school year.  I used an unfinished wood frame, painted it and the glass on one side with chalkboard paint, then added the fun Paper House Puffy Stickers and rub-ons to create this great kid friendly tool!

Supplies Used:
Paper:  Paper House-Colorways Sapphire Collection; AC cardstock
Embellishments: Paper House-Monster Puffy Stickers, Today Happens Rub-Ons, Recollections enamel dots
Other: Unfinished wood frame, chalkboard paint

Remember to hop along and visit everyone for your chance to win!!  Here is the entire hop list:

Laura Cox>>>YOU ARE HERE!!

Thanks for stoppin' by....enjoy your next stop on the hop!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Berry Sweet Card

We are winding down the August KOTM over at The Rubber Cafe' is one more card I have to share with you:

The papers and stamps in this kit just say summer so perfectly....really love it!  And you can find all the details about the KOTM and the info on how I created this card over on THIS POST.

Thanks for stoppin' by today!

Friday, August 28, 2015

We're Going "Off the Page" at Paper House!!!

We are creating some of the best "Off the Page" fun over at Paper House!!!  Stop by and see all sorts of great inspiration and ideas all week!!!!

I'm getting my Halloween craft on.....LOVE Halloween!!!

I love making these wall hanging plaques!  They are so fun and simple.....and the Paper House 3D and cardstock stickers make them so CUTE!!  Love them.  Just some paint on the wood (I used rusty hinge distress) and then decorate with paper and stickers!

Want to see more details?  Stop over to the Paper House blog HERE.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Back from the Expo!

I just got back from the Scrapbook Expo in Schaumburg IL....if you have never been to an expo.....they are all over the country, and so much fun!  The classes, the crops, the shopping....all AMAZING!! 

So I am a little behind in posting, but here is a card that was up over at The Rubber Cafe':

Just a sneak.....pop over to see the rest and details HERE.

Thanks for stoppin' by....more fun later!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Life at the Lake

I said it of the things I love about Paper House.....they always have the right coordinating paper and embellishments for whatever I want to scrap!  Today I'm up over at Paper House with this LO (stop by THE BLOG and say hi!) :

The papers and stickers have so many details, they make quick and easy LO's, and yet satisfy even an "embellisher" like me!

Stop by the Paper House blog to learn about the collection I used for this LO!

Thanks for stoppin' by!! 

Friday, August 7, 2015

Creative Cafe' KOTM--August 2015 Farm Fresh

The new kit of the month is out over at The Rubber Cafe'!  This one is just adorable (course they all are!).  It's called Farm Fresh, and it's full of all kind of goodies.....a full 6x6 pad from Echo Park, Queen and Co pearls, ribbons, fibers, lace, and even glitter!  If you'd like to find out more about the kits, and how to subscribe, go HERE.

Today I'm giving you a sneak here on my blog, but head on over to The Rubber Cafe' to see the entire post, and all about how I made this card.  You can find it HERE.

Thanks for stoppin' by today!

Friday, July 31, 2015

Summer Sentiments

Hey everyone!  I've got a couple of cards to share with you today!  These are posted over on The Rubber Cafe' blog with all the details on how to create them!

There is something so cheerful about pinwheels and bright colorful papers like these from Doodlebug!  Find all the details on this card HERE.

This was my first try at a direct to paper ink pad swiping technique I've seen around, simple, a lot of impact, and a great CAS look!  The Distress Ink minis from Tim Holtz are perfect for this!  More details HERE.

Thanks for stoppin' by today....oh, and did you know you can actually sign up for the kit of the month club with the awesome stamps?  You get so many goodies in each and every kit too!  You can find out more about the Creative Cafe' kits HERE.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Paper House Beach Hop!!

Hi everyone!!  Today I'm hoppin'!  Please enjoy two hops here today.....this post from the Paper House Beach Hop and the one below, which is the Scrappin' Your Stash Hop.....hope everyone will enjoy both!  So much great inspiration!  And if you haven't already, make sure to go back and see ALL the projects from the Beach Hop this week....the DT really was amazing!  I created this printer's tray project as a memory of our beach trip:

I love using these trays....they are easy to hang anywhere, and fun to decorate.....they make great gifts too!

I've used Paper House beach paper, Chipoxy stickers as accents, a few rhinestones, and some rope cording to add just a touch of the beach.  A few Prima flowers and of course the Paper House Snapshots.  I'm in love with these....they make the perfect embellishment!!  I love their white border, and for a few of them, I've popped a black cardstock mat under them to make them pop.

Thanks for stoppin' and thank for hoppin' today....and remember, the post below this (HERE) is a hop full of more inspiration!

Supplies Used: 
Paper:  Paper House-Endless Summer Paper Pad  PP-0041RTE;  AC cardstock, white, black
Embellishments: Paper House- Just Beach Chipoxy Stickers STCP-0001RTE, At the Shore Snapshot stickers STSS-0006RTE;
Prima flowers, asstd ribbons; Recollections rhinestones.

Scrap Your Stash!! Hop With Us!!

A lot of great inspiration during our "Scrap Your Stash" hop this month!  You should have come here from Suzanna's Blog.  Want to start from the beginning?  Start HERE.

Today, I'm playing with BoBunny Boardwalk!

I'm starting to get into pocket pages....I love doing one page in traditional style, with another page that will hold a bunch of photos with the pockets.  I don't think it saves me much time.....I still love to decorate up the pockets too!

Thanks for stoppin' and hoppin' today!  Next stop.....Lynns's'll find her HERE.

And if you want a little more beach inspiration.....I've got a project over at Paper House today too!  We've been hopping all'll find it HERE.  And here is just a sneak:


And just in case, the entire hop list:
Christine Meyer
Katrina Hunt
Majken Pullin