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December 8, 2016

Hello Santa!

Hello!  Today I have a fun project to share over on the KaDoodle Bug Designs blog which were created with the Christmas Ornament Pals from KaDoodle Bug Designs.  I slightly modified the ornaments so that I could add them to a tag base which was cut from the Phrases cartridge.  The papers are from the DCWV Christmas Combo Mat stack.
The gingerbread ornament face was stamped with the Peachy Keen Candy Cane Face stamp set and the other faces were stamped with the Peachy Keen Ornament Face stamp set.  
The sentiment is from the APB Hello Santa Stamp set.  I stamped the sentiment on a scalloped circle and layered it on top of a snowflake.  Some Holly Berry Trendy Twine was tied to each of the tags.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a fantastic day!

December 6, 2016

DCWV - December Challenge

Hello!  It's the beginning of the month and that means it's time for another challenge over at DCWV. For this month's challenge we have a special "mood board" challenge just in time for the holidays. Here is the mood board that was provided to the design team.
When I saw this gorgeous mix of images, colors and patterns, I was immediately inspired to thumb through my DCWV Christmas Plaid stack to create this layout page.  All of the papers are from the same stack with the exception of the reindeer and spruce stems which were cut from the DCWV All About Christmas Stack.  The reindeer was cut from the Winter Woodland cartridge and the spruce stems are Cottage Cutz dies. The gold doilies are from the DCWV 4x4 Paper Lace Stack.
I can't help but love all of the gold foil in these papers, it is hard to photograph but so elegant.  I went to my stash of embellishments and scattered a few snowflakes amongst the doilies.  Several punched branches and berries were also adhered along the edges of the photo mat.  The final finishing touch was some Holly Berry Trendy Twine.  I can't wait to add a picture of my families annual Christmas Eve get together.  I know this layout page will display one of those memories perfectly!
Head on over to DCWV to check out all of the design team projects and for details on how to enter this month's challenge for a chance to win a DCWV stack.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!

December 5, 2016

Craftwell - Home Decor

Happy Monday!  Today I have a fun home decor project for gift giving up on the Craftwell Blog. The holidays are full of get togethers and festivities so why not have a homemade gift ready for that special someone you love and appreciate.  It certainly takes the pressure off when it's one less item on the shopping list.
My project started with some mismatched wooden blocks.  I used my eBrush, the Siphon adapter and some gorgeous Dixie Bell Chalk paint in Rebel Yellow.  I mixed in the paint and a bit of water in the glass bottle to use with the Siphon adapter.
The end result of my painting was a beautiful, chalky, matte finish with great coverage.  There was no priming required with the Dixie Belle Chalk paint.  I sanded the edges of the blocks for a vintage appearance.
I used my electronic die cutter to cut the "Joy" phrase out twice and embossed one set of the phrase. The Teresa Collins Preppy Houndstooth A6 embossing folder provided the phrase with great texture.
I added some holiday paper around the edges and front of the blocks from the DCWV Christmas Plaid Stack which was cut with the Scalloped Stitched Nested Squares Dies from Gina Marie Designs.  I used my Christmas themed Xyron sticker maker to run the bottom layer of the letters for easy adhering.  Some foam tape was placed between the top layer and bottom layer of the letters for added dimension.
A gold doily from the Paper Lace Stack was layered under a white doily.  Next I adhered the Joy phrase and accented each letter with die cut Christmas Ivy.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!

November 30, 2016

Warm Wishes Card

Hello! Today I have a sweet card to share created with the new Wintertime Peachy Pieces SVGs.  I created my card using the adorable Mr. Big Head Snowman.  I stamped his face with the Candy Cane 1 7/8" Face Set also from Peachy Keen Stamps.
My card was created with the DCWV Basic & Brights stack using my Scalloped Stitched Nested dies from Gina Marie Designs.  I wrapped some Twisted Gumball Trendy Twine around the base of my card.  For a finishing touch, I stamped a sentiment from the APB Let It Snow stamp set.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!

November 28, 2016

Craftwell - Christmas Countdown

Hello, this is my second post for the day and I am sharing a fun project for kids over on the Craftwell blog.  I created a festive countdown calendar for Christmas.
My project started with an old clipboard that I was getting ready to toss out and then decided to repurpose it.  I used my eBrush, the Siphon adapter and some gorgeous Dixie Bell Chalk paint in Rebel Yellow.  I mixed in the paint with some water in the glass bottle to use with the Siphon adapter.
The end result of my painting was a beautiful, chalky, matte finish with great coverage.  There was no priming required with the Dixie Belle Chalk paint.  I sanded the edges of the clipboard for a vintage appearance.  Next, I used the eBrush to transform my die cuts by shading the edges.
Several of the die cuts and a left over scrap paper were embossed with the Teresa Collins Design Grids embossing folder using my Cut n' Boss.  The added texture from the embossing folder combined with the eBrush shading bring the die cuts to life.
I ran each of the bases for the numbers through my Xyron sticker maker and adhered them to some scrapbooking paper to create my countdown calendar.
Everything was adhered to the clipboard base.  I embellished the clip with a bit of washi tape and a ribbon bow, both with the countdown theme.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!

Oriental Trading - Treat Boxes

Hello!  Today I have a special project to share featuring some Christmas products from Oriental Trading.  I was amazed at how many fun and festive items are available for Christmas.  For my project, I used the Red & White Christmas Mini Paper Stack and the Winter Wonderland Die Cuts for the snowmen.
I formed the Mini Silver Treat boxes and adhered some paper on each of the sides trimming it to size with my Fiskars Sure Cut Paper Trimmer.  Next, I popped out the die cut snowmen and adhered them to front of each box.  A couple of scattered snowflakes and some Stormy Trendy Twine finished off my treat boxes.
I also have two different cards to share created from the same papers and die cut sheets.  My first card was embellished with a couple of metal snowflake brads from the Christmas Embellishment Kit and layered with some adhesive stickers.  The embellishment kit has 360 pieces and is great for decorating those holiday projects.
I kept both of my cards fairly simple to showcase the gorgeous papers, die cuts and embellishments available in the Scrapbooking & Paper Crafting section of the site.
I hoped you enjoyed checking out my projects using my new goodies from Oriental Trading. These items are available in the Christmas Store and the Scrapbooking & Paper Crafting Store from Oriental Trading. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day!

This review is based strictly on my opinion.  I was provided the samples free of charge by Oriental Trading to provide my honest review.  No other type of compensation was received.  All ideas and opinions are my own.  

November 24, 2016

Trendy Twine - Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!  Today the Trendy Twine design team has a special post to share some amazing Thanksgiving projects with our fans.  For my project, I created a card.  The base of my card was die cut using the DCWV Boho stack with some new dies from Gina Marie Designs, thanks to my DT sister Beth for enabling!  The dies cut so beautifully and are very inexpensive, I know I will be getting some more.   I layered the base of my card with a hand cut flag created with the DCWV Gold Threaded Burlap stack.  The flag was wrapped with a bit of Pumpkin Spice Trendy Twine and topped off with a pearl button.
I stamped a sentiment from the APB Happy Thanksgiving stamp set on a cork scalloped circle and adhered it to the flag.  Some leaves were cut from the Destinations cartridge and shaded with my eBrush.
Head on over to the Trendy Twine blog to check out the amazing projects created by the design team. All of the crafty goodies used on my card are available in the store.  Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!