Saturday, 26 July 2014

Just An Extra Little Mini

Happy Saturday, my friends!

I have a really quick little post for you today!

Yesterday was one of those days when "life" was starting to feel heavy.
Crafty therapy was definitely in order!

I came across this fun paper bag mini album kit that I bought from my friend Sandra quite some time ago. 

I turned up the good praise music and got to work.
Here is the result:










Materials Used:
Paper bag mini album kit from Sandra;
Brads and 2 buttons from My Stash.

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*This is a brand new monthly challenge blog*
Head on over there and link up a project!
Don't forget to join the blog so you don't miss any of the fun!

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Happy Weekend to you all! :o)

Monday, 21 July 2014

Ephemera's Vintage Garden - My Crafty Life - Part 1

Hello, my friends!

My goodness, it's been so quiet online this past week!
We must all be outside enjoying the fabulous summer weather! :o)

Today I have a fantastic new kit to share from Ephemera's Vintage Garden.
This kit is different than the past kits I've worked with. 
This kit is found in the "Planner" section of the store. 
It's called "My Crafty Life" and you can find it right HERE.

This is an incredible tool for those of us who need to start writing things down to keep track of our lives.
Also, it's wonderful for those of us who are on design teams, involved in swaps, or like to join challenges.

A few things about this project before we get into the photos.
I will be sharing this kit in three parts.
The planner pages measure 5 1/2" X 8 1/2". 
In a future post, I will share about the binder I am using...and that you can use too.
If you have never used a printable kit before, or if you like to conserve ink, then this is the kit for you. 
The entire kit prints with black ink. 
Now...as you will see in my project...that doesn't mean that it has to be all black and white.
For those of us that like colour, we just need to choose choose any colour of paper!
The kit comes with video instructions on how to print the pages back-to-back.
I opted to print them single sided, giving me much more room for extra notes and such.

Here we go!

The first section of my planner is entitled "My Crafty Life."
I created a tabbed divider and added the name.
I fussy cut this beautiful wreath out of one of the pages.
Then I simply wrote a great Bible verse inside it.
This verse used to be on the top of my store website.
It's found in 1 Thessalonians 4:11, which says:

"...make it your ambition to lead a quiet life:
You should mind your own business and work with your hands."


Isn't that fabulous advice? :o)


On the left is a beautiful big pocket. 
It would be ideal to hold receipts for all your crafty purchases. 
If you really like to shop, you can print out as many pockets as you need! lol
To the page on the right, I added a cardstock pocket to hold some of the great list tags included.


Please take note of all the beautiful graphics and images on each page!


Love the quote on this one..."will work for craft supplies." lol


These pages would be so helpful for our DT work.
To the page on the right, I added one of the "today" list cards using a ribboned paper clip.


So pretty!


Since I printed these pages single-sided, the back of each is blank.
That gives me LOTS of room for extra notes and design ideas.
However, for this right-hand page, I opted to adhere it on three sides to the next page to come.
This creates a pocket for me to house all the gift receipts for the gifts listed on the page. 


Again, so lovely!


On the left-hand side, I added a little corner pocket to hold some of the other fun tags.
The right side is the divider for the next section.
Hmmm...I wonder what it will be? ;o)


Materials Used:
Ephemera's Vintage Garden Printable Planner Kit - My Crafty Life;
Blue and black cardstock;
EK Success Punch;
Paper clip from Walmart;
WRMK Envelope Punch Board. 

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So there you have it!
The first section in my new planner. 
You probably noticed that I have left it all blank for these photos.
I wanted you to see that it can be TOTALLY customized to whatever your needs are. 
Pages can be added...or omitted...however you like!
Debbie has done a really incredible job of designing this planner!
I hope you'll come back to see Part 2, and all the goodness it holds!

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Head on over to Ephemera's Vintage Garden and look at all the fantastic printable kits available!
Consider picking up this wonderful "My Crafty Life" Planner Kit for your own use!
Oh, and don't forget to go to Debbie's blog HERE to sign up for her newsletter. 
Debbie is very generous with her gorgeous freebies! :o)

Sunday, 20 July 2014

All Dressed Up - New Image Inspiration

Hello, friends!

I'm back today to share the fun new images released this month at All Dressed Up!

There is a little story behind my fun project.
One of the girls in our All Dressed Up DT group called us all a "crazy box of frogs." 
Apparently it's a common phrase in certain parts of the world but I had never heard it before. 
It certainly made me laugh...and I've had a lot of fun with it since then! ;o)
When these box cards were becoming so popular, I was inspired. 
I asked Wendy for a frog image and she very generously created this super fun one for me called "Hop To It"!
You can find it in the store right HERE!
Here's my project:


Materials Used:
Papers: K & Company - Sweet Nectar,
Recollections - Cardstock, Stampin' Up - Glimmer Paper;
Image: All Dressed Up - Hop To It,
Prismacolor Pencils and OMS;
Slice Design Card: Dilly Dally;
Die: Tim Holtz - Tattered Pinecone;
Punches: Martha Stewart - Cosmos,
Fiskars - 1/2" , Unknown 1/4";
Ink: Distress Ink - Walnut Stain.

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Here are all the fabulous new images:


A Cuddle Makes it all Better


Country Girl


Hop To It


Hop To It


Summer Swing
Arent' they adorable?

Don't forget our current challenge theme is "Follow a Sketch".
These images would be perfect for the challenge since you must use an All Dressed Up image.
Don't forget to stop by our Facebook Group to share your All Dressed Up creations 
and chat with fellow crafters.

Keep an eye out for more inspiration from the rest of the Dressy Girls throughout the month! :o)  


Friday, 18 July 2014

Jellypark Friends - Christmas in July

Hello, my friends!

This is a bittersweet post for me today!
It's a sweet post because I love to play at Jellypark Friends.
It's a bitter post because I love to play at Jellypark Friends.
This is the final post for Jellypark Friends!

Claire has made the very difficult decision to close down the Jellypark Challenge Blog
The good news is that the store will be staying open!
We'll still be able to get ahold of the fabulous images.

For my final DT card I used this adorable image called "Christmas Robins." 
You can find it in the Jellypark Store right HERE.


Materials Used:
Papers: Hot Off the Press - Christmas Pack,
Recollections - Cardstock;
Image: Jellypark - Christmas Robins,
Prismacolor Pencils and OMS;
Punch: Fiskars - Holly;
Ribbon: Offray.

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I would like to thank Claire for having me on her fabulous Design Team, 
and for creating such sweet images!
I would also like to thank all the DT girls for being so wonderful!
It's been a thrill and a joy to work with such a talented and friendly group! :o)

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So...get busy making a creative Christmas project
...and join in the final round of fun over at Jellypark Friends
I hope to see you all there! :o)

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

More Fun With a Loopy Sushi Doll

Hello and happy Wednesday, my friends!

By now you have probably caught on that I like to play with things that make me smile!
That's why you keep seeing these fun "Loopy" characters for my Sushi Dolls DT posts. 

This fun image is called "Loopy Pinwheel" and you can find it, 
along with all the other Sushi Dolls, 
right HERE.

If I'd been staring at all these spinning pinwheels, 
I think that my eyes would look exactly the same! lol

Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock;
Image: Sushi Dolls - Loopy Pinwheel
Prismacolor Pencils and OMS;
Dies: Cheery Lynn Designs - Pinwheel Doily,
Stampin' Up - Pinwheel Sizzlit,
Brads: My Stash.

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I'll be back with another project on Friday!
Happy Days to you all! :o)

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Having Some Fun With Printworks!

   Happy Sunday, my friends!

I'm on my way out the door for some fun Sunday summer fun
but I wanted to share this card with you today.

When I received this wonderful sentiment stamp from PrintWorks, 
I asked Wendy of All Dressed Up if she had some sheep for me to use. 
She sent me this sweet digital image. 
I don't see it in the SHOP just yet but it will probably be there very soon!


The lovely sentiment is called "He Gathers" and you can find it right HERE
It's a beautiful cling stamp that stamps beautifully crisp and clear. 
You can check out all the other fabulous products at the PrintWorks Website.

Here's the little scene card I created:


Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock;
Image: All Dressed Up - Sheep,
Prismacolor Pencils and OMS;
Sentiment Stamp: PrintWorks - He Gathers;
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black;
Punches: Fiskars - Grass, EK Success - Alpine Trail
Dies: Tim Holtz Alterations On the Edge - On the Fence,
Memory Box - Puffy Clouds.

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Linking Up To:


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I hope you all have a beautiful day full of JOYFUL BLESSINGS!! :o)

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Sushi Dolls DT Card

Hello, my friends!

Today I have a fun new Sushi Doll to share with you!
This sweet image is "Gwen" and you can find it right HERE
along with all the other Sushi Dolls.

I coloured Gwen up and layered her on some cardstock.
I cut the pretty lacy die in half and positioned it behind the layered image.
I stamped and punched the sentiment, and layered it on matching cardstock.
I used two extra punches and cut them in half for the photo corners, then added some bling.


Finally, I filled the glasses with Glossy Accents! 


Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock;
Image: Sushi Dolls - Gwen,
Prismacolor Pencils and OMS;
Die: Die Versions - "Spring Has Sprung";
Punch: Stampin' Up - Petite Curly Label;
Stamp: Stampin' Up - Pretty Petites;
Ink: Stampin' Up - Pacific Point;
Pearls: Queen & Co - Brilliant Blue;
Glossy Accents

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Linking Up To:


This is the fun sketch...I turned it on it's side.




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I'll be back again very soon! 
Happy Day to you all! :o)







Monday, 7 July 2014

Scripture Lessons and Lyrics #7 - How Deep the Father's Love For Us

Happy Monday, my friends!

I'm back today with my next Scriptrue Lessons and Lyrics pocket page. 
It's another fabulous contemporary Christian song called "How Deep the Father's Love for Us."
The song is all about how God loves us SO much 
that He sacrificed His own Son on the cross just to save us from our sins! 
Now that is a DEEP love!

As always, I am using my Snap album and my Simon Says Stamp Card Kit.
This time I used the four pocket page. I took it out of the plastic for the photos. 
Here is what the complete page looks like:


Now we'll take a closer look at each card.

I added the title of the song with my Dymo Label Buddy.
The fun framed piece was on one of the 6 X 6 pages.
I used a WRMK die to cut out the "LOVE" and the shape on the bottom.



Here is the Scripture verse I used, which I wrote rather crookedly! lol 
The sweet little heart was cut from the paper, 
and the arrow and banner were cut using more WRMK dies.


More fun with the dies and papers.
Isn't the sentiment strip perfect for talking about the Father's love for us?


Finally, I used more of the dies to create this fun card to hold the first verse of the song.


Materials Used:
Simon Says Stamp Card Kit - April;
WRMK Lifestyle Crafts Shape Pocket Scrap Dies;
Dymo Label Buddy.

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Linking Up To:



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This song was written by Stuart Townend, and I was going to post a video of him performing.
Then I came across this one by Owl City and decided to share it instead.
Enjoy! :o)






Wednesday, 2 July 2014

New All Dressed Up Challenge#17 - Use Your Favorite All Dressed Up Image

Hello, my friends!

It's new challenge time at All Dressed Up.
Our theme for this challenge is *Use Your Favorite All Dressed Up Image.*

Here is the card I created for this challenge.
I used the ADORABLE image called "Little Angel."
You can find it in the All Dressed Up Shop.

I just had to colour her up with red hair because of her sweet little freckles!
One of my girls had pretty freckles when she was little! :o)

I used a new frame die and did some layering. 
Then I added one of my crocheted flowers, and a couple of purchased ones.


Here's a closer look at my crocheted flower.

It was more of a gold tone, and I just inked it up to better match the papers.


Materials Used:
Papers: First Edition - Boho Chic;
Image: All Dressed Up - Little Angel,
Prismacolor Pencils and OMS;
Die: Spellbinders - Classic Frame;
Punch: Martha Stewart - Rose Leaf;
Flowers: Recollections Boutique Fleur Muberry Mini Roses,
The Nickel Nook - Crocheted Flower.

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This challenge will run until the 15th of July!

Head on over to All Dressed up blog to check out the rest of the teams creations, 
and why not enter the challenge whilst you are there.

 **Please note** 
To enter our challenges you MUST use an All Dressed Up Image or paper.
Don't forget to stop by our Facebook Group to keep up to date with all the latest All Dressed Up news, 
and to chat with fellow crafters. 

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Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Lia Stampz Challenge #68 - No Patterned Paper



Hello again, my friends!

Today begins a new challenge over at Lia Stampz.
It's a fun challenge to use "No Patterned Paper."

For my card I have used this fun image called "Tom."
He's as full of attitude as the woman was on my last Lia Stampz card!
I thought they would make a great pair! :o)

What else would a character like this be wearing but baggy grey sweats? 
The sentiment was a wonderful freebie from Create With TLC.



Here's a close-up of the glossy accented glasses:


Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock;
Image: Lia Stampz - Man,
Prismacolor Pencils and OMS;
Sentiment: Create With TLC;
Glossy Accents.

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Come on over to Lia Stampz and join in the fun!
You could win an image or be chosen as our Featured Artist!
If you use a Lia Stampz image for your project, you can enter twice!

You can find all of Lia's great stamps in the Whimsy Shop HERE.

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If you missed my post from earlier today, please scroll down and take a peek!
I hope to see you all again very soon! :o)