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June 26, 2017

Hello

Happy Monday! I got in some crafty time and played with some inks and dies.  My card base was created with the DCWV Watercolor Florals stack.  All of the die cuts are from Neenah - White Card Stock as is the card base.  The pattered paper was adhered to the card base with some Glue Tape which is my new favorite adhesive.
To create my project, I used my Distress Oxide Inks and inked up a half sheet of card stock in each of the varying colors, splattered them with water and die cut the flowers, leaves and tag.  I added a bit more ink to the edges of the die cuts for some dimension.  Each of the flower layers were curled up a bit and adhered with the Craft Glue Dots to create a dimensional flower.
I used the Ultra-Thin Glue Dots for securing the bling centers.  The tag was stamped with a sentiment from the Scrappy Moms Mini Message (retired) stamp set.  A bit of Totally Lemon was the perfect accent for the mini tag.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a fantastic day!

June 22, 2017

Birthday Fishes

Hello! Today I'm sharing a fun birthday card featuring a set of Gina Marie Design dies: Tropical Fish #2 and Dot Studs on Both Sides of Cutting Line Round Square. I simply nested the 2 squares to create a polaroid style card.
The background of my card was created with a mixture of distress inks.  I used some glossy accents mixed in with sequins for a sparkly affect.  The fish was also inked up and covered in Glossy Accents.  A few GMD enamel dots from the Nautical Ocean Colors were added to my card.  The finishing touch was a sentiment from the Scrappy Moms Little Critters (retired) stamp set.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!

June 19, 2017

Trendy Twine - Have a Happy Day

Hello!  I have a patriotic card to share over on the Trendy Twine blog featuring some festive Berries Jubilee twine.  The red and navy blue twine was perfect for my patriotic card.  I found some festive papers in my stash and die cut the layers with the Gina Marie Designs Stitched Rectangles Die Set. The twine accent was the perfect border between the bottom and top layer of my card.
A White Tag-Its provided a base for the patriotic image.  I added Chevron Trendy Page Dot and a bit more twine to the tag.  The sentiment is from the APB Smile stamp set.  Some die cut stars were layered to create an embellishment for the bottom of my card.  A few Enamel Dots were the finishing touch on my card.
The twine, Trendy Page Dot, Tag-Its and stamp set are available over at Annie's Paper Boutique! Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a fabulous day!
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June 18, 2017

Trendy Twine - Happy Father's Day

Hello!  Today the Trendy Twine design team has a special post sharing some inspirational cards for Father's Day.  Masculine cards are always a challenge for me since I love over the top embellishments on everything.  To create my card I used papers from the DCWV Nantucket stack and cut out 3 layers with the Gina Marie Designs Stitched Rectangles Die Set.  I tucked in a die cut scalloped border under the edge of the top layer.
The top layers are an unbranded tag die which was stamped with a sentiment from the APB Smile stamp set.  I also added a Chevron Trendy Page Dot along with a bit of Classic Navy Trendy Twine.  The "Dad" title was cut with my Cricut Explore from the Beyond Birthdays cartridge.  Several die cut stars finished off my card.
This gorgeous twine, trendy page dot and stamp set are available over at Annie's Paper Boutique!  Head on over to the Trendy Twine blog to check the creations by the design team!  Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!
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June 15, 2017

Engagement Couple Card

Hello!  I am sharing another card today with a wedding theme.  I used the new Engagement Couple Die Set from Gina Marie Designs.  The base of my card was created with the Nested - Scalloped Stitched Rectangles which was embossed. I layered the base with the Pleated Oval Die Set and created a set of rolled flowers which were adhered to the top of the oval.
A bow created with some sheer ribbon added the perfect touch of elegance to my card.  A single enamel dot from the Patriotic Sparkle set was the finishing accent.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day!

June 12, 2017

Oriental Trading - Recipes for the Bride

Hello!  Today I am sharing a bridal shower display using products from Oriental Trading and the MarryMe shop.  This was a practical and fun set up for the bride-to-be who loves to cook.  The recipes can also be shared with other friends and family.
The hot pink, black and white colors theme was perfect for mixing in with some rustic elements.  The chalkboard and easel display was used for the centerpiece.  I simply used my electronic die cutter to cut out the vinyl letters for the chalkboard.
The black mini suitcase not only serves as a fun display piece but is also practical for packing up all of the recipes and recipe box for the bride to take home.  A bit of washi and a rosette added some pops of color to the suitcase.
The coordinating pails, gift bags and pink boxes are available from Oriental Trading.  Even the candy matched perfectly.  The clear candy boxes were my own addition from Annie's Paper Boutique, however, the candy jars are also available from Oriental Trading.
The Crocheted Table Runner and wood centerpieces brought some rustic charm to the table.  The Alphabet Tiles added another fun element.  The tiles were adhered to the table with some Glue Dots so they would hold in their position.
The banner was embellished with a few hand made rosettes.  The rosettes were also secured with some Glue Dots.
I hoped you enjoyed checking out my projects. These items are available in the Scrapbooking & Paper Crafting Store, the Craft Supplies Store, the Candy Store , the Birthday Party Supplies and from the Marry Me Store all from Oriental Trading. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a fabulous 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.  

June 8, 2017

Gratitude

Hello!  Today I am sharing a card created with the gorgeous Lotus Blossom Lace Square Die Set from Gina Marie Designs.  This die set comes with 4 dies which makes it so versatile to either create a base with a solid center or a frame for a card.  There are also 2 additional dies in this set in a smaller size.
For my card, I cut out the frame so I could add in a pop of color with the basic square die which comes with the set.  I used my paper cutter to add the top layer for the stamped butterfly and sentiment.  A bit of Distress Ink was used to shade the stamped layer of my card.  The butterfly and sentiment are from the Fiskars Many Thanks stamp set that my friend Theresa sent me. Thank you so much Theresa, I love this stamp set.
I used my new Glue Dots Gluetape to secure everything in place. Next I added a single Glue Dot behind the paper flower which was adhered to the corner of my card.  The finishing touch was some Enamel Dots.
 Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!

June 7, 2017

Thanks

Hello!  Today I have a fun card to share which I created using some of my Distress Inks.  I was practicing my ink blending which resulted in this card.  To create my card, I basically used a rainbow of colors and just blended them on a piece of paper.  I loved how the colors looked together so I pulled out one of my dies and cut out the top panel of my card.
Some Stickles were used to add some sparkle to the top and bottom of my card.  I stamped a large sentiment on to the card base and my card was complete.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderfully crafty day!

June 5, 2017

Trendy Twine - Celebrate

Happy Monday!  I have a layout page to share over on the Trendy Twine blog featuring some festive Berries Jubilee twine.  It's the perfect mix of red and navy blue for those patriotic projects.  I used it to embellish my 12x12 layout page.
I found some coordinating papers in the DCWV Nantucket stack.  A bit of washi tape was used to accent my layout page along the top and bottom borders.  The border was punched with the Fiskars Scalloped Sentiment Punch.  I went to my stash of dies to cut out the banner, tags, stars and tiny circles.  The title of my layout was cut with the Cricut Sophisticated cartridge.
The whimsical sentiment and arrow are from the APB Documenting the Everyday #2 stamp set.  The sentiment was stamped 3 times for added emphasis.  The twine was tied on the tags and also adhered to the banner and photo mat.  A few GMD Patriotic Sparkle Enamel Dots were the finishing touch on my layout page.
This gorgeous twine and stamp set are available over at Annie's Paper Boutique!  Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day!
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June 1, 2017

Wedding Wishes

Hello! We are approaching wedding season which inspired me to create this card featuring the Decorative Triangles Die Set from Gina Marie Designs.  The elegant papers are from the DCWV Rose Gold and Rose Quartz stacks.  The triangles were cut from the holographic papers and are even more gorgeous in person.
A sentiment from the Scrappy Moms Wedding Bliss (retired) stamp set was stamped in the center of 3 layered squares.  Some GMD Soft Pink Pearls were the finishing touch on my card.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

May 31, 2017

Baby Card

Hello! Today I have a sweet baby card to share which was created the new Arched Stitched Tag Die Set from Gina Marie Designs.  Tag dies are my absolute favorite and when I saw these, I knew I had to create something with them immediately.  The papers for my card are from the DCWV Nana's Nursery stack.
For my card, I cut out the base with GMD Stitched Rectangles Die Set.  I used the bottom of the tag to create the little pocket and used the Martha Stewart Doily Border punch to add the lace border.  A phrase cut from the Cricut Holiday Cakes cartridge was adhered to the pocket.  The tags were cut in two different sizes and embellished with a little button and some ribbon. I finished off my card with a couple of paper flowers and some GMD Soft Pink Pearls for the flower center.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!

May 29, 2017

Trendy Twine - Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day!  A couple of the Trendy Twine design team members are sharing some patriotic projects today.  I created this card featuring the Stars & Stripes twine which was perfect for my card.  The navy papers are from the DCWV Bright Patterns 6x6 stack.
The base of my card was created with the Stars Confetti Cutter Die from Gina Marie Designs.  I used a few of the negative pieces from the die as embellishments along with a few GMD Patriotic Sparkle Enamel Dots.  A sentiment from the Scrappy Moms Yankee Doodle Dandy (retired) stamp set was the finishing touch.
This patriotic twine is available in the store. Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great day!

May 25, 2017

Dream in Color

Hello! Today I have card to share created with some fun new dies from Gina Marie Designs.  The Cut in Cut Out Heart Die Set has options to cut out the hearts in 3 different ways.  My card shows 2 of the options as I didn't use the solid stitched heart on my card.
I used my inks to create the base layer and heart for my card and then cut out both layers with the GMD Stitched Rectangles Die Set.  The heart dies were used to create the background of my card.  I layered the inked up heart on top and added a sentiment and paint splatter from the Scrappy Moms Paint the Town (retired) stamp set.  The finishing touch was some sparkly GMD Enamel Dots.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a fabulous day!

May 24, 2017

On Your Special Day

Hello! Today I have an open book card to share created with the DCWV Watercolor stack.  The base of my card was cut with my Cricut Explore as was the tassel.  I embossed the top layer of my card with the Cuttlebug Tropic Bloom embossing folder.  Next, I added some paint splatters with black acrylic paint.
The different flowers and foliage were cut from different dies from my stash.  The sentiment is from the Haute Wedding Dress stamp set from The Ton.  The sentiment flag was layered on a couple of Doily Dies (retired) from My Craft Spot. The finishing touch was some twine accents in Totally White Trendy Twine.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a spectacular day!
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May 22, 2017

Trendy Twine - Congratulations

Happy Monday!  I have project to share over on the Trendy Twine blog featuring Pink Midnight Trendy Twine.  This twine is a gorgeous twist of pink, white and black and is one of my favorite color combinations.  I used the twine to accent my card.
To create my card, I started with Nested - Scalloped Stitched Rectangles from Gina Marie Designs and layered it with 4 different ovals cut from various dies.  The lace oval was accented with some pearl stickers.  I outlined the white oval with the Pink Midnight twine and added a bow at the top. A few layered flowers were added as accents.  The sentiment is from the Stampin' Up Cuddles and Kisses stamp set.
This gorgeous twine is available over at Annie's Paper Boutique!  Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderfully crafty day!
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May 18, 2017

Thanks a BUZZ-illion!

Hello!  Today I have a shaker card to share which was created with a set of Gina Marie Design dies available here.  This set of dies gives you the possibility of 3 different cuts from each die.  The frame, nested hexagons and solid hexagons can all be cut with this one set of dies which makes it so versatile.
Other than using the hexagon dies to create my card, I stamped a sentiment from the Scrappy Moms Gone Buggy (retired) stamp set.  I also added a tiny bee from my sticker stash and some GMD Nautical Ocean enamel dots which coordinated perfectly with my card.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a lovely day!

May 15, 2017

Oriental Trading - Stache Bash

Hello!  Today I am sharing a "stache bash" themed birthday using products from Oriental Trading. The masculine theme is perfect for all ages and can be found in the Birthday Party Supplies along with many other themes.  My son just celebrated his birthday so I am sharing some pictures of his birthday bash items.
To create my party decor, I gathered up my party ware and also a few basic scrapbooking supplies, some chevron paper straws and some plain cupcake picks.  I used my electronic die cutter and a couple of SVG files to cut out the party hat, scalloped circle and mustache in a variety of sizes.
I adhered all of items with the Glue Dots.  I used some coordinating paper to wrap the water bottle and added a scalloped circle and mustache for a fun element.
The black and white banner was also embellished with the mustache cut outs for a festive appearance.
The shot glasses were the perfect size for adding some treats available from the Candy store.  I tucked in a cupcake pick as a decorative element.  The mustache box was a fun addition to fill with more treats.
No birthday bash is complete without the yummy goodness of a triple fudge cake.  It was definitely a fan favorite.  Even the cupcake picks were used for scraping every last morsel of chocolate.
I hoped you enjoyed checking out my projects. These items are available in the Scrapbooking & Paper Crafting Store, the Craft Supplies Store, the Candy Store and from the Birthday Party Supplies all from Oriental Trading. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a fabulous 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.  

May 14, 2017

Trendy Twine - Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day! Today the Trendy Twine Design Team has a special post to share with some gorgeous Mother's Day projects featuring the new Kraft Tin Tie Bags, Pretty in Pink Ribbon Set, and Pink Midnight Trendy Twine.
I embellished my bag with the pom pom Pretty in Pink ribbon and tucked in a bit of the sheer ribbon with the twine.  A couple of die cut feathers were adhered to the bag. A clothespin and sentiment tag were the finishing accents on my project. 
Here's a peek at the new Pretty in Pink Ribbon set available over at Annie's Paper Boutique.
This is the new Kraft Tin Tie Bag which I also used on my project.
Head on over to the Trendy Twine blog to check out the fabulous design team projects.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!

May 11, 2017

Howdy

Hello! Today I am sharing a fun card featuring the Howdy & Barbed Wired Die set from Gina Marie Designs.  I just happened to have the perfect papers in my stash which worked with this die set.
The base of my card was cut with the Stitched Rectangle Die set and layered with the Fish Tail Banner Dies.  I used some cork stickers for the "Howdy" and for the sentiment which is from the Scrappy Moms Cowboy Up (retired) stamp set.  I wrapped the banner with some Chocolate Cupcake Trendy Twine.  A few Glam Pink rhinestones were the finishing touch on my card.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great day!