Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Ready for Summer?

Ahhh....life in the Midwest....it's winter time, cold, gray and icy.  Course, we don't have 30 inches of snow....I feel for my East Coast friends!

So I decided....who couldn't use a little sunshine right now?  I know I could, so I'm sharing a project that I had published in Scrap n' Art magazine this summer:

It was created using Paper House products...including their cute cork and die cut cardstock stickers!

The die cut sand castle has just a sprinkle of glitter....the cork'd stickers match up with the Colorways perfectly!

To give this an even more beach feel....I used a sanding block around the edges of the photo.

Another gorgeous die cut sticker....the seashell looks real, right?  It's wrapped in a piece of net and foam taped to the block.

The starfish is another die cut, and the glass knob was a dollar find at a craft store.

This is one of my favorite projects of our beach trip this past summer....I love home decor that is pretty and functional....and better yet....captures those precious memories! 

I really hope you are enjoying sunshine wherever you are....if not....it's time to create your own!

Paper:  Paper House Colorways--Sapphire
Embellishments: Paper House--Sunshine Cork'd stickers; Fun Beach die cut stickers;  Recollections enamel dots
Adhesive: Xyron Mega Runner; Scor Tape
Other:  netting, wooden block, wooden feet, Snow Cap Adirondack paint, glass knob.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

STAMP SALE 50% OFF at The Rubber Cafe'!

Have you stopped by to check out the sale yet??  Great stamps sets for 50% off!  You can even get a load of inspiration using these sets over on The Rubber Cafe blog!

I'm sharing a fun anytime card....birthday, pick me up, friendship, whatever!  I used the There's Always Room for Ice Cream set (find it HERE):

I used Echo Park Homegrown papers, and Queen and Co pearls....don't they make a cute border out of the cherries?

You can see more and all the details on measurements for this card on The Rubber Cafe blog HERE.

So glad you stopped by today!  Stop back soon for more inspiration!

PS....we've gotten a peek at one of the new stamp sets coming with The Rubber Cafe' KOTM....they have a NEW designer, and even tho the stamps have always been cute.....these are ADORABLE!!!  Can't wait to share with you!!!  It's a GREAT time to join the KOTM club....you get full sized 6x6 paper pads, full sized of many embellishments packs, a ton of ribbon and top quality cardstock (really hard or actually impossible to find this quality at retail anymore!)....not to mention inspiration all month long on the blog!  Check out the blog mid February/early March to learn how you can start receiving these fun kits!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

More CHA.....

I really miss being at CHA...enjoyed when it was here in the Chicago area!  But one of these days would like to go to the CA show....maybe next year....

I'm loving so many new collections....G45, Simple Stories, Tim Holtz goodies (of course....loving those new Distress Crayons!!) also a fan of the new company Photo Play, some super cute collections coming there:

Yep, you can tell I've been looking for some great guy collections!  Hoping we'll get these in over at Hannah's (LSS in Antioch IL).  Also like the girlie options for using with Julie Nutting stamps!

I'm excited for some of these new collection to be available....how about you?

Friday, January 8, 2016

Happy Crafty 2016!! It's CHA Time!!

It's CHA time....so many new goodies to look at....I can't wait for these new collections to arrive!!  I'll be sharing some of my faves this week, and also a few projects too!

Today it's all about Paper House!!  I am IN LOVE with the Colorways collections, and this new Atlantis collection is gorgeous!  And new this year....the coordinating 12x12 sticker sheet!  I see some beach LO's and home decor projects in my future with this collection (this is just a sneak....make sure to check out the BLOG)!

Another addition is their 12x12 cardstock sticker sheets....with alphas!!  We can never have too many alphas, and the images on these are gorgeous too!   Here is a LO I did using the 12x12  Nautical collection cardstock stickers:

Here are some of the new cardstock stickers available....you'll be able to purchase many of these at Hannah's (Antioch, IL scrapbook store) soon:

They have sneaks going on all week on the Paper House blog HERE.  And make sure to stop by the FACEBOOK PAGE for giveaways--you have until January 11th....make sure to scroll through to find them all! 

I'm looking forward to so many things from the new CHA goodies!  And also looking forward to a creative New Year!  How about you?  

And to kick off this New Year.....I'm up over at The Rubber Cafe' today....stop by and say hi....they have a great 50% off sale going on!!  Here's a sneak of a thank you card I made using one of the sale sets....it's called Laurels:

Here's to a creative start to 2016!!  So how about you...any favorites from CHA so far?