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December 29, 2016

Thanks Snow Much

Hello!  Today I have a sweet card to share created with the Ornament 1 7/8 Face Set from Peachy Keen Stamps.  Some glossy accents were added to the eyes for a more realistic appearance.  The ornament was cut from the Cottage Cutz Nested Ornament: Ball dies.  I added a bit of of Pinkberry Sorbet Trendy Twine to the ornament.
The papers are from the DCWV Jolly Whimsy stack.  I stamped a sentiment from the APB Let it Snow stamp set. A bit of gold washi tape was added to the corner of my card.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a fantastic day!

December 25, 2016

Trendy Twine - Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!  Today the Trendy Twine design team has a special post to share with some amazing Christmas projects.  For my project, I created a single page layout with the DCWV Elegant Holiday stack.  The title was fussy cut from the same tag, embossed with the Cuttlebug Fabric Swatches embossing folder and popped up on foam dots.
I added several sentiment from the APB This is December #2 stamp set.  The sentiments were perfect for those special Christmas Day pictures.  I added some Stormy Trendy Twine to the photo mats and tags on my layout.  Several die cut snowflakes and stars were scattered throughout the page as embellishments.
Head on over to the Trendy Twine blog to check out the projects created by the design team. All of the crafty goodies used on my layout page are available in the store.  Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a Merry Christmas!

December 22, 2016

Don't be a Grinch

Hello!  I have a fun card to share over on the KaDoodle Bug Designs blog today.  My card was created with the Jolly Christmas Faces cutting file and I stamped the face with the Peachy Keen Everyday Character 1 7/8" stamp set.  I absolutely love the larger face stamps from Peachy Keen Stamps, they work so perfectly with the cutting files.  All of the papers are from the DCWV All About Christmas Stack.
A touch of Stickles were added to the holly for a sparkly effect.  I cut out a set of banners using the Fish Tail Banner dies and created a couple of layers with the different sizes.  The sentiment is from the Scrappy Moms Merry & Bright (retired stamp set).  A couple of scattered snowflakes were the finishing touch on my card.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great day!

December 21, 2016

Merry Christmas

Hello!  Today I have a sweet tag to share which I will be attaching to a plain gift bag.  I cut the base of my tag with the Stitched Hexagon dies.  The tag base and Santa suit are cut from the DCWV All About Christmas Stack.  The Santa girl is from a Scrappy Dew file, however was slightly modified.  I stamped her face with the new Peachy Keen Fashionista II Face Assortment Stamps.
The sentiment is a freebie stamp from Peachy Keen Stamps and was stamped on the Drop Pennant dies.  A couple of metal snowflakes were adhered to the tag.  The finishing touch was a bit of Candy Cane Trendy Twine.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a fantastic day!

December 19, 2016

Trendy Twine - Ho Ho Ho! Layout

Today I have a layout page to share over on the Trendy Twine blog featuring some Frosted Cranberry Trendy Twine.  I'm loving this festive twist of red and light blue, it is so fun for holiday creations. My layout page started with some festive paper from the DCWV Merry Little Christmas Stack which I have had for a couple of years.  I used the adorable kids from the Peachkins SVG file from Peachy Keen Stamps and added a Santa hat to each of them. Their faces were stamped with the "In the Garden Babies" Peachy Keen Stamps.
The title was cut from the Elmo and Friends Holiday cartridge and I added a string of lights to their hands cut from the Winter Frolic cartridge.  I used the twine to accent the string of lights, the set of gifts and the photo mats.  A sentiment from the APB This is December stamp set was stamped on a tag tied to the photo mat.
Head on over to the store to check out this gorgeous twine for those holiday projects along with all kinds of crafty goodies.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a fabulous day!

December 15, 2016

DCWV - Merry Christmas

Hello! This is Sukie with a single page 12x12 layout to share today.  I absolutely love to create layout pages so I can memorialize all of the events in my life and this layout will be perfect for a special Christmas picture.  I had recently seen a digital layout on Pinterest which incorporated a Christmas tree created from different patterned papers and sentiments which inspired my layout page.  The DCWV Elegant Holiday stack (available at Joann stores) had the perfect page of sentiments which I used to create the Christmas Tree on my layout.  I simply trimmed the sentiments with my paper trimmer and adhered them to form the tree shape.
A few snowflakes and stars were die cut to embellish my layout page.  A festive banner and a few tags were also added to my layout.  Some Stormy Trendy Twine was the perfect color to coordinate with the sparkly papers.  A doily was tucked in behind the photo mat as a decorative element.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Have a great day!

December 12, 2016

Trendy Twine - Santa Sack

Happy Monday!  Today I have a fun project to share over on the Trendy Twine blog featuring some Frosted Cranberry Trendy Twine and a Cotton Muslin Bag.  For my project, I recycled an empty Starbucks bottle and filled it with some treats.  I used the DCWV Glitter Card Stock Border Stack to create the Santa belt and adhered it to the center of the bottle.
I used the APB Hello Santa stamp set and stamped the "ho ho ho" sentiment all over the bag and another sentiment on a Metal Rim Tag. The tag was adhered to the cap.  The bag and a mini wooden scoop were tied to the bottle and embellished with the twine and a paper straw.
Head on over to the store to check out this gorgeous twine, the stamp sets and the adorable muslin bags for those holiday projects.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!

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!

November 22, 2016

Time 4 Fun Layout

Today I have a fun layout page to share created with the new Peachkins SVG files available over at Peachy Keen Stamps.  They are also available in digi format and are absolutely adorable.  I used the "In the Garden Babies" Peachy Keen Stamps for the Peachkin's faces.
My layout page was created with the DCWV Farmer's Market and Embossed White Stacks.  The title was cut from the Cuttin' Up cartridge.  I added a sentiment from the My Craft Spot Scrapping Life - Everyday (retired) stamp set.  My layout was finished off with a bit of Frosted Cranberry Trendy Twine and some scattered flowers.
Thanks for stopping by!  Have a fantastic day!

November 21, 2016

Trendy Twine - Thankful Layout

Happy Monday!  I have a layout page to share over on the Trendy Twine blog today featuring some gorgeous Spiced Pumpkin Trendy Twine.  I just love this twine color for fall projects which inspired my layout page created with the DCWV Boho stack.  The large gold doily was fussy cut from the same stack.
The title of my layout page was cut from the Creative Memories cartridge and popped up on foam dots for added dimension.  A whimsical banner was cut from a set of dies and accented with the twine.  My layout page was embellished with a few flowers and doilies from my stash.  I tucked in a couple of tags and added a sentiment from the APB Happy Thanksgiving stamp set.
Head on over to the store to check out this gorgeous twine for those Fall projects along with all kinds of crafty goodies.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great day!

November 19, 2016

Birthday Celebration for Janice

Hello! The Trendy Twine Design Team is joining in on a birthday celebration for Janice (Lesley's mom).  Each of the design team members and some of our Trendy Twine friends sent Janice some birthday wishes.  I created a fun birthday card created with the KaDoodle Bug Designs Bake Sale file for the cupcake. The bottom of the cupcake was embossed with the Paper Studio Flourish Journal embossing folder and the top of the cupcake was embellished with some Stickles.
Some gorgeous Watermelon Taffy Trendy Twine was added to the cupcake and tag.  I added a Swirly Page Dot to the tag.  A doily from my stash was tucked under the tag.  The sentiment is from the APB Smile stamp set. The base of my card was created with the DCWV Color Embossed stack.
Please head on over to the Trendy Twine blog to check out all of the birthday cards for Janice! Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great day!

November 17, 2016

Trendy Twine Birthday Surprise

Hello! The Trendy Twine Design Team is joining in on a surprise post for Lesley for her birthday! Each of the design team members and our guest designers sent her some fun birthday wishes.  For my project, I created a shaker card using the DCWV Confetti Stack.
I punched a border using the Notebook Fiskars punch and layered it on the base of my card.  Next I used some dies to cut out the stars for my card and created a shaker element.  The sentiment is from the APB Smile stamp set.  The finishing touch on my card was some Raspberry Cupcake Trendy Twine.
Please head on over to the Trendy Twine blog to check out all of the design team projects and to wish Lesley a Happy Birthday!  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a fabulous day!

November 14, 2016

Autumn Blessings

Hello!  Today I have a coffee themed card to share over on the KaDoodle Bug Designs blog.  I used the Cutesy Breakfast Food file for the coffee cup and the Cutesy Kids Breakfast file for the donut both from KaDoodle Bug Designs.  I love their adorable faces!
The papers are from the DCWV Natural Mat stack.  I added a coordinating doily behind the donut and adhered a few enamel dots as an accent. The sentiment is from the Pink & Main Thankful stamp set.  A few embellishments with Creamy Pumpkin Trendy Twine and my card was finished.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!
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