Tuesday, June 21, 2016

June 2016 Projects From the June Gossamer Blue Main Kit

I had to wait a few days to break into my June Main Kit from Gossamer Blue. Summer just started, and we are already having a blast at a our house. The girls and I crafted quite a bit today, and here is what I ended up with!

I loved this Pinkfresh paper. It went perfect with this lovely black and white photograph of the wonderful spot in the painting studio of my alma mater. The flair is from my stash, and the sequins are from an older GB Life Pages kit.
This photo sums up my littlest to a tee. She's funny, she's silly, and she's all mine. I added a little bit of black cardstock and a print and cut file by Simple Stories.
We have spent much of our Spring at some lovely T-Ball games. My little player is fierce, bold, and such a good team player.
I think I craft about this little monster every time I have a set of projects. The past month or so, he has put us through the ringer. A few issues and a few visits to the vet. Thank goodness that's over now. I love all of the pops of black, and the enamel dots.
And of course a few cards. I snagged an older GB Life Pages card, using some Glossy Accents on the balloons for a great birthday card. The other two use another print and cut, this one by Amy Tangerine.

I think I will try to figure out how many extra cards I can make with the little bits and pieces that are leftover from the June Main Kit. I'm guessing about eight more :)
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Thursday, June 2, 2016

AUTHENTIQUE PAPER: 4th of July Fun with the Freedom Collection

I'm going to Throwback Thursday on this fun post from last year using the fantastic Freedom Collection by Authentique! The cut files are all from the Silhouette Online Store, and the "Fireworks" flair is from Panda Eight Designs.



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Thursday, April 21, 2016

AUTHENTIQUE PAPER: Homestead Strawberry Basket with Petaloo Flowers

You're going to want to check out this post over on the AUTHENTIQUE BLOG today! We are hopping with Petaloo this week for some fun prize packs including the latest of the Authentique Collections and Petaloo flowers and trims!

Here's a little sneak of my project, created with the new Homestead Collection and this cute little strawberry basket box card from the Silhouette Online Store.
http://blog.authentiquepaper.com/2016/04/homestead-strawberry-basket-with.html

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Monday, February 29, 2016

Chibitronics - Cards that Light Up!

I have a few cards that I made with the very cool circuit craft kits from Chibitronics. They light up! If I can get it together, I'm going to post (later this week) a how-to complete the quilted card at the bottom!
 (Stamps are Mason Row Pegz and Avery Elle)

 (Stamps are Mason Row Pegz, Lawn Fawn dies, and Distress Inks)
(This fun card uses plain cardstock, a WrMK Next Level Embossing folder, and a VERY large bow.)
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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

AUTHENTIQUE PAPER: "Adore"-able Valentine's Packaging

I wanted to share with you a few quick and easy Valentine's that you could make using Authentique's new Adore Collection. To start, I found an adorable Heart Window Treat Wrap (#114931) that was just the right size for a little Valentine's Jelly Belly box. I cut the pieces from Blushing and the Enhancements page. I really love that black and white stripe that was on the reverse of the images, and wanted to showcase it. Finish them with ribbon and a sticker, and they are perfect!
The "Love" home decor was simply a fun wood piece I found at my local craft store, then painted white and covered with pieces from the 6x6 Bundle. To get the letters just so, I made sure to glue then down first, cut with a craft knife, then sand the edges smooth. Inking the edges last, makes any imperfections disappear!
The last little Valentine I have for my little family is a fun gift bag that I filled with yummy chocolates. I just love the Blushing paper, and had to use it once again. I used almost the entire sheet for this, and it's just the perfect size for an entire bag of goodness! To make the bottom more secure, I glued in a small square of 110# cardstock. To complete this, I used some wonderfully pink May Arts ribbons.
The fun gift tag is created from one of the Components die cuts, and a Details sticker that I hole-punched. Simple and perfect.
 Hopefully this gets you in the mood to create some fabulous Valentine's yourself!
Adore Collection: Blushing, Enhancements, 6x6 Bundle, Details stickers, 6x12" Components
Additional Supplies: May Arts ribbons, Silhouette Cameo, Silhouette Online Store [Heart Window Treat Wrap (#114931), Vertical Heart Box (#37202)], wood word, white paint, inks, adhesive, candies
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Friday, January 1, 2016

Paper Issues Blog Hop: My Favorite 15 of '15 --GIVEAWAY CLOSED!

I wanted to share my favorite 15 of 2015 projects with you today. I was blessed to see the Paper Issues call for the fabulous blog hop today, and I am glad to count myself among these crafty ladies. Once you are done scrolling through, leave me a comment for a chance to win a stamp set! 

GIVEAWAY CLOSED! CONGRATS TANIA B.!

In no particular order, here are my favorite projects of 2015. 









And a few more that I never blogged about!





Well, those are the favorite 15 of 2015! Hope you hop along to the rest of the Paper Issues Design Team and Friends! If you haven't gotten to see the whole list, here's the LINK.

If you would like to win a fun SWEET STAMP SHOP Title Script Stamp Set, leave me a comment! Let me know what you have planned for 2016! I accidentally ordered two, and my mistake is your gain!!
http://www.sweetstampshop.com/title-script/
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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Playing with Whatever is Lovely

I have been in love with all of the Illustrated Faith products that have come out this last year. When Bella Blvd. came out with their "Whatever is Lovely" line, I snapped it up when I was able. Philippians 4:8 holds a special place in my heart, as it was the verse that I shared when my two babies were baptized. I wanted to pair the sweet black and white photo with the bright, bold patterns.
Once I put everything together, I had to take the Illustrated Faith Precision Pen and trace all of the beautifully patterned paper. The lovely alpha looks like it's handcut, which is just too fun.
With a few of the sentiment pieces from the 3x4s paper, I created a cute little card. I added a few more pieces of sentiment by snagging a couple of stickers from my Genesis kit, using some dimensional adhesive to stick them on. 
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