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February 11, 2016

XOXO - Love

Hello, today I have a Valentine's Day post to share using some fun products from Oriental Trading. I'm not sure how many of my crafty friends know that Oriental Trading carries lots of crafty supplies, I especially love all of the products they have for scrapbooking and paper crafts.  Today I am sharing some fun cards I created with these products.  All of the papers I used are from the Rainbow Paper Pack and the solid Super 150 Paper Sheets.  They cut beautifully in my Cricut Explore using the light card stock setting.
My first card is a shaker style card created with the Bright Sequin Assortment using the red sequins. The flag was cut from the Pretty Pennants cartridge with a heart sliced in the center.  If you love sequins you will want to pick these up, it is amazing how many sequins you get.  The bags are huge and include a variety of colors.  I especially love the bright colors.  My card was embellished with an XOXO Flat Brad.  I didn't actually use the brad, however instead used the Stick-Em Adhesive Dots to adhere the XOXO portion to my card.  A bit of Cherry Cupcake Trendy Twine was used to accent my card.
For my next card, I took another approach to a shaker style card and simply inserted the silver sequins from the Bright Sequin Assortment into the heart.  The "love" was cut from the Create a Critter cartridge.  A small paper heart was added to the top of the clear acetate.  The heart was outlined with the Cherry Cupcake Trendy Twine.  I embossed the remaining letters of the word to keep them from blending into the background of my card.  A small sentiment from  the Happy Valentine's Day Printable was adhered to the top corner of my card.
My final card is probably my favorite of the bunch.  I used some dies from my stash to create the love scene inside the polaroid frame.  The polaroid frame was cut from the When I was a Kid cartridge.  All of the papers coordinated so perfectly, the scattered sequins were used as an accent.  I die cut the hearts from paper left over from my first 2 cards.  Another XOXO flat brad was adhered to the bottom of the polaroid frame.  The final touch was a coordinating Patterned Wood Button with a bit more twine.
I hoped you enjoyed checking out some of my projects using my new goodies 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.  
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February 8, 2016

Trendy Twine Design Day

Hello everyone!  I'm over on the Trendy Twine blog today with a Valentine's Day card to share featuring Krafty Red Trendy Twine, a Kraft Metal Rim Tag and a couple of other goodies from Annie's Paper Boutique.  I created my card by layering some solid and patterned card stock on top of a kraft card base.  Next I added a Kraft Tag which was trimmed to better fit my card.  I embellished my tag with a coordinating Cherry Latte Ziggy Trendy Page Dot, some washi tape from my stash and some flowers.  I used a die to cut out the hearts.  The smallest heart got a layering of Stickles for a bit of sparkle and shine.
Once my tag was embellished, I layered it with a gorgeous red doily, a burlap circle, a scalloped circle and then the Kraft Metal Rim Tag.  A red circle was cut to the size of the metal rim tag to give it a pop of color. The sentiment is from the Scrappy Moms Love Notes stamp set.  A bit more twine was tied to the metal rim tag and another heart was used to embellish the tag.
Head on over to Annie's Paper Boutique to check out the crafty products used on my layout!  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!

February 5, 2016

KaDoodle Bug Designs Facebook Hop

Happy Friday!  I am part of the KaDoodle Bug Designs Facebook Hop today!  There are lots of inspiring projects from the very talented Design Team.  Of course there are some awesome prizes to be won too!  My hop project is this sweet card created with the Cutie KaToodles - Sweetheart Fuzzy Mouse.
I turned my card into a shaker by adding some Raspberry Cupcake and Frosty Sequins inside the heart. The candy box was tied up with some Bubblegum Taffy Trendy Twine.  The sweet sentiment is from the Scrappy Moms Love Notes stamp set.  I stamped the sentiment on a small tag and added a couple of coordinating flowers.
Head on over to Facebook to join our hop!  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have an awesome day!

February 4, 2016

Love Layout

Hello, I am sharing this double page layout over on the KaDoodle Bug Designs blog.  My layout was created using the Love Birds cutting file from KaDoodle Bug Designs.  The title for my layout was cut from the Beyond Birthdays cartridge using my Cricut Explore.  I started my layout with a punched grass border along the bottom of the page.
My layout page includes lots of fun sentiments from the Scrappy Moms Happy Mail stamp set.  I tucked in one of the sentiments inside the mailbox.  Some coordinating washi tape was added to each of the pages and layered with some hearts and enamel dots.
A small journaling tag was added to the corner of the page and embellished with some hearts and Frosted Cranberry Trendy Twine.  Touches of twine were also used to accent the paper piecings.  I finished off my layout with a metal tag which is a bit hard to see in the picture, however, it says "love birds".
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great day!
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February 2, 2016

Terrific Tuesday Challenge - I "heart" you

Welcome to another Terrific Tuesday Challenge over at Scrappy Moms Stamps.  The theme for this challenge is I "heart" you!  This is the perfect challenge for some Valentine's Day projects!  I created a fun card using the Cupid Monsters cutting file from KaDoodle Bug Designs.  I also used a sentiment from the new Truly, Madly, Deeply stamp set.
The bouquet of balloons was accented with a small bow in Raspberry Cupcake Trendy Twine.
Here's a closer look at the new released stamp set, available here:
Please stop by Scrappy Moms Stamps to check out all of the design team projects and to link up your  project to win a stamp set of your choice.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

February 1, 2016

I Love You to Infinity and Beyond

Happy Monday!  Today I have another project to share for the Scrappy Moms release using the new Out of this World Stamp set.  I created a Valentine's Day project using the Out of this World cutting file from KaDoodle Bug Designs.  I stamped the alien's face with the Peachy Keen Sweet & Silly Face Assortment Stamps and added some Stickles to his eyes and to the heart.  It's a bit hard to see the sparkly eyes in the pictures.
I wanted my alien guy to appear as if he was inside the spaceship so I trimmed off his little legs and placed him inside the spaceship.  I did some doodling on the paper piecings with my white gel pen as an accent.
Here's a closer look at the new stamp set, available here:
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!

January 29, 2016

Scrappy Moms Stamps - January Release Day!

Welcome to the Scrappy Moms Stamps January Release Day!  We have 2 new stamp sets to share with you today: Out of this World and Truly, Madly, Deeply!  For my project I created a sweet card using the Love Bugs cutting file from KaDoodle Bug Designs.  Their adorable faces were stamped with the Peachy Keen Black Eyed Peaches Face Assortment stamp set.
A bit of Stickles were added to the bees for some sparkle and shine.  I stamped the sentiment from the newly released Truly, Madly, Deeply stamp set and fussy cut it so it would appear as if the bees were holding it.
Here's a closer look at the 2 new stamp sets, available here:
Please stop by and visit our guest designer for this month Fannette Cook. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a fabulous day!
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