November 30, 2011

Merry Christmas Layout

Today I am sharing this bright and cheery layout that I created with the Jolly Holidays lite cartridge. This is one of my favorite holiday cartridges and I will be using it quite a bit over the next few weeks.
This is a super easy cartridge to use because of the simple layers.  I used a patterned paper for the background but added a solid red and some white for snow to break up the busy pattern.
There were only 4 ornaments for the Christmas tree with the cut so I used a couple of different hole punches to add some extra ornaments.  
I also used my snowflake punch to add some snowflakes to the layout and to the corners of the photo mats.
I accented my layout with some stickles, my white gel pen and added some twine for the extra touch.
I used the "hide" feature on my Gypsy to hide the elf's face so I could use my Wide Eyed Peachy Keen stamp instead.  Isn't he just adorable?

November 25, 2011

Let It Snow Card

Docerela Creations is hosting another challenge!  Today's challenge is to create a 3-D project with a Christmas theme.  Just in time for the holidays!  I created this 5x7 snowman card using the Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art Cartridge.
The snowflakes are from two different punches and the snowflake border is the Winter Ribbon from Making Memories.  
I used two different Happy Lashes Peachy Keen Face stamps for the snowmen and added some twine to their hats and some pearls as buttons. I also embossed their scarves with the Sizzix Diamonds embossing folder.  The sentiment is from the Docerela Mix & Match I stamp set available here.  I hope you will pop over and visit Docerela's design team and join in the challenge over at Docerela Creations and be entered to win one of her stamp sets!

**Black Friday Alert** 

Today only the Home for Christmas set can be yours for only $10.00!
Whoot Whoot! Imagine this set in your CHRISTMAS stocking!! 
Check out all the details at Docerela Creations!

"Snowflakes" at 4 Crafty Chicks

November 23, 2011

Give Thanks Card and a Blog Candy Winner

First I would like to announce the winner of the blop hop candy which is Gramjak.  Please email me at with your contact information so that I can get your stamp set out to you, you have one week to claim your prize.  Here is her comment:

Gramjak said...Super fun card -- sooooo cute! I'm a new follower and love these stamps. Thanks for the opportunity to perhaps be a winner!  Happy Thanksgiving!

I am also sharing a simple "Give Thanks" 5x7 card in honor of Thanksgiving.  On this card, I inked the edges, added some Thanksgiving twine and a turkey cut from the Thanksgiving seasonal cartridge. I also added a fun wiggly eye and some extra details with my white gel pen.
The sentiment and the turkey steps are stamped from the Fiskars Turkey Lurkey stamp set. Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

November 19, 2011

Me and Mickey's Birthday Hop

Hello and welcome to Me and Mickey's Birthday Hop!  Today we are celebrating a fellow crafter's birthday, along with Mickey Mouse's birthday! Rexann's birthday is today, November 19th!  Mickey Mouse's birthday was yesterday, the 18th.  We have a great line up of bloggers for you that are all going to share projects relating to birthdays and Mickey Mouse.   These ladies are great crafters!  I hope you will join us for the hop and leave comments for everyone with your thoughts about their project! The birthday girl is stop #5 so be sure to stop by and wish her a Happy Birthday, the entire line up is listed below.

Now on to my project, I created this card using the Mickey and Friends cartridge.  Mickey Mouse was cut at 5.0 inches.
The banner was cut from the Carousel lite cartridge at 2.5 inches.  I embellished the banner with some faux stitching with a white and black gel pen and added twine to it.
The sentiment is from the Fiskars Happy Birthday stamp set.  I also added some Mickey buttons to embellish the card.
Blog Candy:
I also have some blog candy for you!  To thank you for visiting, I am giving away a Fiskars Holiday stamp set.  You must be a follower and leave a comment on this post.  
Your next stop on the hop is Tamara's blog.  Here is the complete blog hop list for you: 
  1. Michele @            
  2. Rebecca @  
  3. Missie @
  4. Shirley @
  5. Rexann @    <----- The birthday girl!
  6. Paulette @
  7. Laura @
  8. Allison @
  9. LaShavia @
  10. Elizabeth @
  11. Kristen @
  12. Sukie @ <------- You are HERE! 
  13. Tamara @ <----- Go here next!
  14. Leah @
  15. Rosewise @
  16. Nancy @
  17. Susan @            
Thanks for hopping with us!

November 15, 2011

Winner of blog hop candy

Hey crafty friends, the winner of the blog hop candy is Janelle.  Please email me at with your contact information so that I can get your stamp set out to you, you have one week to claim your prize.  Here is her comment:

tallulah1 said...

Love this baseball layout. Perfect for my grandsons pics! lol You can tell alot of love went into it! Thanks for sharing! Following your blog, and thanks for a chance to win! Janelle

November 12, 2011

All About Boys Blog Hop Day 1

Welcome to "All About Boys Blog Hop"!  I am so glad you joined us today! Boy themed projects seem harder to come by so that is why we have dedicated two whole days to nothing but boys! Hopefully you are able to walk away with some fabulous ideas in mind. We have a lot of very talented people who will be sharing their projects with you and what would a hop be without a little prize at the end?

There is a FANTASTIC prize package waiting for you! All you have to do to be eligible is...

1. Leave a comment on every blog BOTH DAYS

2. Become a follower on every blog (if you already are just put that in with your comment)

3. Become a fan of Paper Creations by Mindy on facebook (stop in and say hi too!)

The prizes include:

Scraptastical Kreations $20 gift certificate
Designs on Cloud 9 $20 gift certificate
Little Scraps of Heaven Designs $20 gift certificate
Paper Piecings by Nikki $20 Gift certificate
The Beary Scrap $15 gift certificate
Beary Sweet Designs $20 gift certificate

To sweeten the deal I have my own personal blog candy for you.  To win this stamp set, all you need to do is become a follower and leave a comment.

Now onto my project, I created this two page layout using the Sports Mania cartridge to scrapbook some pictures of my son during the "All Stars" tournament for baseball.
The baseball background is cut at 12.0 inches, the title at 2.3 inches and the baseball at 2.0 inches.
There are several photo mats, one of which I will be using for the newspaper article about the team which specifically mentioned my son. (Proud mommy!)
I embellished the layout with some buttons, twine and my white gel pen.
I used foam pop dots for the title in order to add some dimension to it.  The little circles were just punched out with a regular hole punch and embellished with my white gel pen.
Here is the entire line-up for Day 1:
7.  Sukie (you are here)
Now head on over to Yvette's blog to see what she has in store for you! Thanks for hopping with us!

November 9, 2011

Stampin' Up Design Day

Welcome to another Stampin' Up Design Day.  For my Stampin' Up design project I made some candy sticks to use for Thanksgiving.  I haven't decided if I will have the candy sticks in a glass like the first picture or in a napkin ring as shown below.  Please let me know your thoughts in a comment.
I  didn't realize Stampin' Up carried these 1"x8" clear bags to make the candy sticks.  They are very inexpensive and make such great treats.  I filled the bags with Reese's Pieces to stay with the Fall color theme.
I used the Thanksgiving cartridge to cut out out the turkey and the place card.  I added the turkey with pop dots to the scalloped circle which was cut from the Sentimentals cartridge.  The patterned paper for the scalloped circle and the place card is Stampin' Up Spice Cake, this paper is so pretty and adds to the Fall theme.
The "Thank You" sentiment is from the Perfectly Penned Stampin' Up stamp set which was stamped with the espresso Stampin' Up stamp pad.  I also inked the edges of the top layer of the place card with the espresso ink.
I embellished the place card and the the candy topper with some twine and added a little bit of doodling to the turkey with my white gel pen.
If you would like some of these clear bags to make candy sticks for the upcoming holidays or other Stampin' Up products, please contact Wendy Cranford at her Stampin' Up website.  You can also visit her Stampin' Up blog, here.  Please check back often for workshops, giveaways and special promotions.  Thanks for stopping by!
Die Cuttin Divas - Let's be thankful
My Craft Spot - Gobble til you wobble
Paper Playtime - Thank you projects
Whimsical Designs -  Happy Turkey Day
CARDZ TV - We're so thankful
Scrappy Moms - 3D project with twine and/or a button
Crafty Sprouts - Anything goes

November 6, 2011

Cutie Pie Card

Today I have a simple card to share with you.  This is a standard A2 size card using the Create A Critter cartridge.  The little bear is cut from this cartridge at 3.0 inches.  I pop dotted him on a mat that I had in my scraps.
I used a punch for the sentiment which is from the Mix and Match I stamp step from Docerela Creations.  The sentiment is on two circles which have pop dots between them like an Oreo to create some definition.
I finished the card off by adding a red button with some twine to accent my card.