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September 21, 2017

Fall Banner

Hello!  Today I have a Fall banner to share which is inspired by my favorite season.  I used the Gina Marie Designs Fish Tail Banner Dies to die cut the banner pieces and punched holes in each of the corners.
Next, I used Momenta Stencil Letters and adhered them to the banner with foam pop dots.  The Stencil Letters are adhesive, however I wanted some dimension on my banner so I adhered them with foam pop dots instead.  The wood grain pattern on the Stencil Letters is perfect for my Fall banner.
Each piece of the banner was embellished with some fall leaves, flowers and buttons.  Everything was tied together with some jute which was also used to embellish the letters.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a fantastic day!

September 20, 2017

With a Grateful Heart

Hello! Today I am sharing a created with several different dies from Gina Marie Designs.  I accented the top and bottom edges of my card with the Leaf Border Die.  The center of the card is composed of a double layer of the Drop Pennant Dies which was layered with a set of hearts from Cut In Cut Out Heart Die Set.
The sentiment is from the Pink & Main Thankful stamp set.  A few enamel dots from the Tropical Island set and a bit of Creamy Pumpkin Trendy Twine were the finishing touches on my card.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a fantastic day!
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September 18, 2017

Oriental Trading - Trick or Treat

Hello! Today I have a Halloween treat project to share featuring products from Oriental Trading.  I created a fun candy display with some glass jarscandy and Halloween papers all from Oriental Trading.  I kept my project very simple since I wanted the candy to be easily accessible.
The jars were embellished with the die cut tags from the Halloween paper pack.  Each of the tags were tied with some twine (Orange Truffle, Lime Orangesicle and Grape Limeade).  A bit more paper was used to embellish the lids of the jars.  I also used some paper to line the inside of my wood tray which was painted with black paint.
I hoped you enjoyed checking out my treat project. These items are available in the Scrapbooking & Paper Crafting Store, the Craft Supplies Store, and from the Party Supplies Store all from Oriental Trading.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful 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.  

September 14, 2017

Thinking of You

Hello!  Today I'm sharing a fun card I created with the Loopy Oval Die Set and Loopy Rectangle Die Set from Gina Marie Designs.  I just love the intricate dies with the pretty detailed edges.
I decorated my card with some Hampton Art stamped flowers which were heat embossed and watercolored.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set and was also heat embossed in gold.  I finished off my card with a couple of Lighthouse Colors Enamel Dots.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a fabulous day!

September 13, 2017

Happy News!

Hello!  I have some exciting news to share today!  I have been invited to join Momenta as a brand ambassador.  The Momenta brand has a wide range of products available for crafting and I am honored to have the opportunity to create with them.  Today I have card to share which I created with some Momenta 3D stickers and a Momenta Chevron Stencil.
I cut the base of my card with some Gina Marie Designs dies and the Momenta Watercolor Splash Paper Pad.  The Momenta Chevron Stencil with some distress inks was used to create the background of my card.  I simply added the cactus sticker to the scalloped oval.  The sentiment was adhered onto my card along with a small bow create with some jute.  The addition of the bling was the finishing accent on my card!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day!

September 11, 2017

Trendy Twine - Thank You

Hello, I have a Fall themed project to share over on the Trendy Twine blog.  I started my project with the kraft Gable Box and used the Triburst Background Stencil from Gina Marie Designs with some Distress Ink to create the pattern on my box.  I used the same stencil for my card, however, I used some embossing paste along with several colors of Distress Inks to create the background of my card.
I layered my card with a small doily, a couple of die cut feathers from the Momenta Art-C Feathers Stamp & Die set and a Kraft Tag-Its.  I stamped the tag with a sentiment from the APB Happy Thanksgiving stamp set.  The tag was tied to my card with some gorgeous Chocolate Truffle Trendy Twine.
My Gable Box was embellished with a couple of more feathers, a small button and more twine.  I also created a belly band for the Gable Box, adding a coordinating doily behind the belly band and wrapping it with more twine.  The sweet fox is from the Pink & Main Wild About You stamp set and was the finishing accent on my project.
All of the crafty goodies used on my project are available over at Annie's Paper Boutique.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a fabulous day!
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September 7, 2017

Let Your True Colors Shine Through

Hello!  Today I have a card to share created with the Slash Stitched Circle Die Set from Gina Marie Designs.  I'm always looking for unique ways to use my dies so I created this bright and cheery card. To create this card, I used my Distress Inks and randomly inked up some white card stock.  The next step was to die cut the circles with the different sized dies.
The base of my card was cut with the GMD Stitched Rectangles Die Set.  I played around with the placement of the circles until I liked the appearance of my card.  I added 3 enamel dots from the Succulents and Lighthouse colors as an embellishment.  The sentiment is from the Scrappy Moms Paint the Town (retired) stamp set.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a fabulous day!

September 4, 2017

Oriental Trading - Halloween Treats

Hello! Today I have a Halloween treat project to share featuring products from Oriental Trading.  I always like to have a couple of special treats on hand for those trick or treaters.
To create this project, I picked out a couple of Paint Bucket Favor Containers and filled them with candy.  I cut out a 1.5 inch strip of paper and a few die cuts from the Halloween Basic Pattern Paper Assortment.  Each of the die cuts were inked on the edges for added dimension.
I simply adhered the die cuts to the bucket and lid using some Removable Glue Dots.  I chose to use the Removable Glue Dots so that the bucket could be repurposed if necessary. I also attached a double paper flower with the Glue Dots as an embellishment.
The final accent on my treat buckets was some fun ribbon which was adhered to the bucket handle.
I hoped you enjoyed checking out my treat project. These items are available in the Scrapbooking & Paper Crafting Store, the Craft Supplies Store, and from the Party Supplies Store all 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.  

September 1, 2017

Trendy Twine - Halloween Take-Out Treats

Hello!  Today the Trendy Twine design team has a special post sharing some inspirational projects with the Mini Kraft Take-Out Boxes and Mini Wooden Scoops.  These products are perfect for those Halloween treat projects.  I adhered some Halloween themed paper on each side of the box.
To create my treat box, I adhered some Halloween themed paper on each side of the box.  Next, I created a small rosette using a 1.5x12 inch strip of paper and adhered a scalloped circle and a plain circle as an embellishment. A sentiment from the Happy Halloween stamp set was heat embossed on a hand cut flag and adhered to the double circles.
I braided some Spooktacular Taffy Trendy Twine and used it to embellish my treat box.  The twine was also used to tie the scoop to the treat box.
This gorgeous twine, mini wooden scoop, treat box and stamp set are available over at Annie's Paper Boutique!  Head on over to the Trendy Twine blog to check out all of the creations by the design team!  Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

August 31, 2017

We're a Great Match

Hello!  Today I have a whimsical card to share created with some adorable Gina Marie Designs Dies. The colorful checkered paper was the inspiration for my card and worked perfectly with the Check Mate Chess Dies.
Both of the hearts are from the Double Stitched In and Out Cut Heart Die Set.  I added a bit of Black Licorice Trendy Twine as an accent.  The sentiment is from Scrappy Moms With All My Heart (retired) stamp set.  The Sophisticated Gloss enamel dots finished of my card.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!

August 28, 2017

Journey

Happy Monday! Today I have a fun card to share that I created for my daughter. As many of my crafty friends know, my daughter is starting her master's degree program.  I wanted to send her positive card for this new journey!  To create my card, I used the Momenta Art-C Feathers Stamp & Die Set.
First, I heat embossed the feathers with some gold embossing powder, next I watercolored them in with Oxide Ink in Worn Lipstick.  Then I used the dies to cut out each of the feathers, however, I didn't like the edges of the feathers since they seemed to blend into my white card stock base.  I ended up fussy cutting each of the feathers and adhered them on my card base.  A few Raspberry Cupcake Sequins from Annie's Paper Boutique were the finishing touch on my card.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a fabulous day!

August 24, 2017

May All Your Wishes Come True

Hello!  Today I am sharing a card that I created using scraps of paper left over from other projects and several different dies from my stash.  The lavender and polka dot papers are from the DCWV Watercolor Ombre stack which were the inspiration for my card.  I die cut a circle using the CottageCutz Stitched Circle Set and then sliced parts of the circle with the same die.  I laid the sliced pieces to create a patchwork circle with the polka dotted peek through pattern.  The doily was die cut and layered underneath the circle.
For the base of my card, I adhered two different colors and ran them through my manual die cutter using a postage stamp die.  The flower was also die cut then rolled, pinched and layered for the 3D effect.  A sentiment from the Pink & Main Dandelion Stamp Set finished off my card.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a fabulous day!

August 21, 2017

Trendy Twine - Sending Hugs

Hello!  I have a project to share over on the Trendy Twine blog featuring some amazing products from Annie's Paper Boutique.  My project started with a couple of Kraft Chevron Treat Bags which were embellished with papers from the DCWV Ocean Breeze stack.
Next, I added a White Tag-Its to each of the treat bags and stamped a sentiment from the Smile stamp set.  A couple of Pink Midnight Trendy Page Dots were adhered to each of the Tag-Its.  The anchor and heart were cut out with a couple of dies from my stash.
I embellished each of the die cut anchors with some In the Navy Trendy Twine.  I clipped the tag to the treat back with a navy clothespin.
All of these wonderful crafty supplies are available over at Annie's Paper Boutique.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a fantastic day!

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!