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.
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August 28, 2017


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.
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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.
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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.
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August 14, 2017


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.
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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!