Click here for Blogger tutorials, premade templates, free blog templates and custom blog designs »

August 17, 2017

Happy 29th Birthday Again. . .

Hello!  Today I'm sharing a fun birthday card created with the Gina Marie Designs Lacey Lattice Circle Die Set.  I just love doily style dies and this one is so gorgeous!  I thought is would be fun to create a "snarky" card with the black and white theme and the GMD Funny Birthday Sentiments.
To create my card, I cut out each piece in both black and white card stock and then sliced them in half, layering the opposite colors.  A simple finishing touch of the Sophisticated Gloss Enamel Dots were the perfect accent on my card.
Thanks os much for stopping by!  Have a fabulous day!

August 14, 2017

Hello

Hello! Today I have somewhat of a CAS card to share today.  My card started with the Frames - Scalloped Stitched Rectangles from Gina Marie Designs.  Next I stamped the Hello sentiment from a stamp set I picked up from Joanns in the $2 bins.
I used the sentiment as a guide and designed a circle around it using the Greenery Dies.  My Distress Inks added some dimension to the greenery.  Some paper flowers provided the extra pop of color needed on my card.  I added the Succulent enamel dots to the centers of the flowers.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a spectacular day!

August 9, 2017

Oriental Trading - Back to School Survival Kit

Hello! Today I have a back to school project to share featuring products from Oriental Trading.  Back to school can be a crazy time of year so I wanted to put together a quick and easy gift idea which is also practical.  I would call it a teacher survival kit with some extra supplies.
I have 3 teachers in my immediate family so I know how tight their budgets are for supplies. Oriental Trading has lots of products available in the school supplies category.  Based upon one's budget, the gift basket can be any size.  I started my project with a Large Galvanized Pail and added some ribbon from the Family Ribbon Assortment package around the pail for a decorative element.
I picked out some fun items from the Teacher Supplies, Classroom Supplies & Resources Store and from the Craft Supplies Store for my survival kit.  I wanted the items to not only be functional for the classroom but also serve a dual purpose and be a fun gift specifically for the teacher.  A set of Watercolor Paint Brushes, some Sharpies and some colored and basic pencils were definitely must haves.  I added the Watercolor Paint Brushes to a jar which was perfect for storage.  Some Berry Trendy Twine added a pop of color to my jar.  I also tucked in a couple of adhesive items including glue and Glue Dots which are definite must haves.
To finish off my project, I added a fun printable tag on some White Paper Stock.  The printable tag was displayed on a Mini Wooden Easel.  All of the items were placed in a gorgeous Grey Distressed Wood Nesting Tray.  I added a couple of rolls of ruler themed washi tape and a light bulb full of paper clips (purchased at Walmart).  The tray, galvanized pail and jar can all be repurposed and used in the classroom.
I hoped you enjoyed checking out my projects. These items are available in the Scrapbooking & Paper Crafting Store, the Craft Supplies Store, and from the Teacher Supplies, Classroom Supplies & Resources 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.  

August 7, 2017

Trendy Twine - Let Your Dreams Set Sail

Hello!  I have a nautical themed single page layout to share over on the Trendy Twine blog featuring some In the Navy twine.  The papers are from the DCWV Coastal stack.
To create my layout page, I cut out the helm using my Cricut Explore and the Life is a Beach cartridge.  I layered a photo mat on top and added some cut outs and sentiments from the same paper stack.  A White Tag-Its was stamped with a sentiment from the Scrappy Moms Anchors Away (retired) stamp set.  Some twine and a Chevron Trendy Page Dot were used as embellishments for the tag.
My layout page was embellished with some paper flowers from my stash, a few die cuts and twine accents.  I added some cork stickers to the flower centers.  The finishing touch was a twine embellishment created with a square knot.
This gorgeous twine is available over at Annie's Paper Boutique along with lots of crafty products. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day!

August 3, 2017

You Are My Favorite Layout

Hello! Today I have a 12x12 single page layout to share.  I used the DCWV Blue China stack which is available at Joann stores.  All of the papers are from the same stack including the die cut sheet behind the photo mat.
The swirl pearl accents are from the Say It with Pearls from Want 2 Scrap.  The pearls and paper flowers were the perfect embellishments on my layout pages.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a fabulous day!

July 31, 2017

Snowflakes are Kisses Sent from Heaven

Hello!  Today I have a CAS card to share created with the Snowflake Border Die from Gina Marie Designs.  This is such a beautiful border die so I kept my card very simple to showcase the die.  To create the background of my card, I used some Distress Inks and misted the background with water.
The sentiment is from the Scrappy Moms Winter Wishes (retired) stamp set and was embossed with some silver embossing powder.  A few Patriotic Sparkle enamel dots were the finishing touch on my card.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a spectacular day!

July 30, 2017

Trendy Twine Giveaway Winner

Happy Sunday!  I hope all of my crafty friends are having a lovely weekend.  I had a fun giveaway on my blog this month sponsored by Trendy Twine.
The winner of my giveaway chosen by random.org is Dana Johnson.  Congratulations Dana!  Here's Dana's winning comment:

OMG Sukie!! This card is absolutely adorable! I like be how you laid it out!

Please contact me with your address and I will get your prize mailed out to you!

July 27, 2017

Wishing you Love and Joy this Season

Hello!  I have another "Christmas in July" card to share created with the  Cut in Cut Out Christmas Tree Die Set from Gina Marie Designs.  This set comes with 2 dies, the inner die and an outside circle which provides a couple of different ways to use this die.  I used the die to cut out the Christmas Tree background with some gold card stock for an elegant look.  The solid circle was used for the black background so the gold would pop against the black background.
I also used the solid circle to cut through the white card stock setting in the die cut Christmas Tree background.  Everything was adhered on a black and white striped background. The sentiment is from the Scrappy Moms Christmas Cheer (retired) stamp set.  A few sequins and stars were adhered on the front of the card base for a finishing touch.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great day!

July 26, 2017

Aloha

Hello!  Today I have a super fun card to share created with the Aloha Tropical Drink Die Set and Slash Stitched Circle Die Set from Gina Marie Designs. The base of my card is from the DCWV with the DIY - Folded Fans stack.  I loved the chevron pattern and color so I  cut the base of my card with the Stitched Rectangles Die Set and layered it with the die cut circle.
Other than the greenery, all of the other die cuts were cut twice and inked for added dimension.  I added some Stickles to the hibiscus and some glossy accents to the cocktail.  The Unicorn Sparkle Glitter enamel dots were the finishing accent on my card.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a fabulous day!

July 24, 2017

Birthday Wishes

Hello!  Today I have another inky project to share using some Oxide Inks and stamps.  I'm loving the Oxide Inks and I can't wait to pick up the new colors that were just released.  For this card I used 2 colors to create a unique looking background for my card.
I used Fired Brick and Faded Jeans and did some random ink blending on my card base.  The ink blenders gave the card stock a smooth, chalky finish.  Next I added the Medium Round Medallion stamp from Victorine Originals to a stamping block and sprayed it with some water.  I stamped the Medallion randomly all over my card base, removing some of the access water off of the card base by dabbing it.
As my card base dried, I used the same stamp and heat embossed it on a piece of paper with Ranger Super Fine White Embossing Power.  Then I added the Fired Brick ink over the embossed image, again wiping off any access ensuring the white embossed image looked bright.
I mixed a bit of acrylic white paint with some water and splattered my card base with it.  While waiting for my card base to dry, I fussy cut the medallion.  I used some Classic Navy Trendy Twine and Pink and Main's Hello Sweet stamp set to add to my card.  The sentiment was stamped on a Fish Tail Banner from Gina Marie Designs and wrapped with the twine. A few Ocean Sparkle Enamel Dots were the perfect finishing touch on my card.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!
Challenge:

July 20, 2017

Merry Christmas

Hello! Today I am sharing another "Christmas in July" themed card showcasing the Antler Merry Christmas Die from Gina Marie Designs.  I used several other dies including the Stitched Rectangles Dies Set, the Nested-Scalloped Stitched Rectangles and the Arched Stitched Tag Die Set.
A fun Trendy Page Dot complimented the papers.  A bit of Watermelon Taffy Trendy Twine was the perfect accent on my card.  The finishing touch was a few Watermelon Colors enamel dots.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a fabulous day!

July 19, 2017

Thinking of You

Hello!  Today I'm sharing a shaker style card.  I followed a Jennifer McGuire Ink tutorial to create this card.  I used the tulle for the shaker window which makes the card less bulky.  I also love the sheer look of the tulle.
The base of my card was created using some Oxide Inks.  I used the Double Stitched In and Out Cut Heart Die Set from Gina Marie Designs for the heart cut out for my shaker.  Some iridescent sequins worked perfectly inside the tulle shaker.
I heat embossed the sentiment from the Scrappy Moms From the Inside Out (retired) stamp set.  The butterflies are from a Hampton Art stamp set and were also heat embossed, inked and fussy cut.  I added some Soft Pink Pearls for the trail.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great day!

July 17, 2017

Trendy Twine - Happy Birthday

Hello!  I have a treat project to share over on the Trendy Twine blog featuring Bubblegum Taffy twine.  The twist of aqua, white and pink is so fun and festive.  It was the perfect accent for a couple of birthday treats I created.
My project started with a striped popcorn container which was layered with a fun shaped tag.  I simply added a sentiment from the APB Smile stamp set.  I used the same stamp set for the sentiment on the Pink Tag-Its.  The tag was embellished with a Pink Midnight Trendy Page Dot.
Next, I adhered the tag to the candy bag with some Pretty in Pink Ribbon and twine.  A small die cut flower was added to the front of the treat container. The finishing touch was several enamel dots.
All of these crafty goodies are available over at Annie's Paper Boutique!
Giveaway
This month I will be showcasing this gorgeous twine on my blog twice.  Anyone leaving a comment on either or both of those blog posts will be entered to win a Bubblegum Taffy Mini.  All I ask is you simply follow my blog, comment and leave a way for me to contact you.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!

July 12, 2017

Have a Cup of Cheer

Hello!  Today I'm sharing a "Christmas in July" themed card.  Although it's been hovering around 100 degrees in my neck of the woods, I thought it would be fun to change it up a bit on my blog.   This card was created with the Reindeer Cocoa Die Set available from Gina Marie Designs.  The cocoa mug was layered on a hexagon cut from the Stitched Hexagon Die Set.  The base of my card was cut with the Stitched Rectangles Die Set.
The snowflake came from my stash and was accented with a single enamel dot from the Nautical Ocean Colors set.  The sentiment t is from the Scrappy Moms Merry & Bright (retired) stamp set.  The finishing accent was some Sky Trendy Twine.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a spectacular day!

July 10, 2017

Loved

Hello!  Today I have a card to share showcasing a gorgeous Triburst Background 6x6 Stencil from Gina Marie Designs. This is just one of the 4 new GMD stencils.
To create my card, I gathered my supplies: DCWV Kraft card stock trimmed to 4x5.25 inches, Ranger Texture Paste, Ranger Super Fine Detail Embossing Power, a plastic palette knife, Posy Trendy Twine and a sentiment tag from my stash.
I used the stencil to initially dry emboss my card base by running it through my Sizzix Big Kick with an embossing mat.  The dry embossing gives the card base some dimension.  Keeping the stencil in place with some washi tape, I applied the Texture Paste to the card stock using the palette knife, spreading it evenly to avoid any clumps.  Once I was pleased with the appearance of the Texture Paste, I gently removed the stencil and sprinkled the card base with the Ranger Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder and set it aside to dry.
Once the paste was completely dry, I heat embossed the powder with my embossing gun.  The finished card base has a gorgeous shiny texture with an enamel looking finish.  I love how elegant it looks.  To finish off my card, I adhered some Posy Trendy Twine to the card base and matted it on a white, top fold card for a complimentary look.
The sentiment tag was popped up on foam dots for added dimension. A few Nautical Ocean enamel dots were the perfect finishing touch on my card.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have an awesome day!

July 6, 2017

Happy Birthday

Hello! Today I have a faux pinwheel card to share using the Dot Studs on Both Sides of Cutting Line Round Square from Gina Marie Designs.  I followed a tutorial on Pinterest to create the faux pinwheel using the round square dies.  A simple enamel dot provided the perfect embellishment for the center of the pinwheel.
The base my card was created with the same die which was nested to show the variety of ways the dies can be used. The sentiment is from the Plus One stamp set from The Ton.  A small bow in Twisted Teal Trendy Twine was the finishing touch on my card.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderfully crafty day!
Challenge:

July 5, 2017

Go Wild

Hello friends!  I have a super fun card to share today created with the Claw Slash Die from Gina Marie Designs.  I love how this die can be used to create a fun background for a card.  I'm sharing the step by step tutorial with the process I used for my card.
I started with some basic white Neenah card stock which is 110lb weight so it works great with inks and a bit of water.  I cut the card stock to 4.25x5.5 inches.  I picked some fun Oxide Inks and a Distress Ink mini to randomly ink the white card stock.  Next I used my mini mister and splattered some water over the card stock, dabbing off the excess water and repeating the process until I was pleased with the look.
Once my card stock was dry, I used the die to randomly cut the paper.  I continued this process until it was no longer possible for any additional cuts with the die.
I decided to add the die cut sheet on black card stock instead of the white.  I used my fine line glue to adhere the die cut background to the black card base.  Next, I trimmed the card base to 4x5.5 inches so that I could add it to my white card base for a bit of contrast.  My Glue Tape provided the extra strength for all of the layers.
I die cut 2 different sized circles from the GMD Slash Stitched Circle Die Set, stamped them with a sentiment from the Scrappy Moms Life's a Circus (retired) stamp set and adhered them with some Glue Dots to the base of my card.  The finishing accent was a few Succulent enamel dots.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a fabulous day!

July 3, 2017

Trendy Twine - Sweet Birthday Wishes

Hello!  I have a sweet birthday card to share over on the Trendy Twine blog featuring Bubblegum Taffy twine.  For this project, I completely stepped out of my comfort zone and colored in some adorable images from the APB Foodies Planner Stamps and Need Coffee Planner Stamps sets.
The images were stamped on a die cut circle and watercolored.  I mixed in some Raspberry Cupcake and Frosty sequins.  A few tiny bling stickers and enamel dots were also sprinkled amongst the images.  The circle was outlined with the Bubblegum Taffy twine and finished off with a bow.  
I layered the finished circle on a die cut postage stamp base.  Another die cut circle was added to the center with a sentiment from the Scrappy Moms Sweet Somethings (retired) stamp set.
Head on over to Annie's Paper Boutique to check out these sweet stamps, sequins and twine!
Giveaway
This month I will be showcasing this gorgeous twine on my blog twice.  Anyone leaving a comment on either or both of those blog posts will be entered to win a Bubblegum Taffy Mini.  All I ask is you simply follow my blog, comment and leave a way for me to contact you.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a fabulous day!