Thursday, 28 December 2017

Happy Birthday Blog Hop For Denise at The Project Bin

Hello, my friends!

Welcome to Denise's Birthday Blog Hop!
You should have arrived here from Dawn's blog!

Today The Project Bin's Design Team is celebrating the birthday of Denise, 
owner and designer of The Project Bin stamps!

You may have seen the recent post announcing that I had stepped down from the DT.
I may no longer be a DT member 
but I didn't want to miss out on this opportunity to celebrate Denise's special day!

Each of us have created a special card for the occasion, featuring a stamp set from The Project Bin.
I have chosen a stamp from the Jukebox Birthday Stamp Set.

Here is the card that I created:

Happy, Happy Birthday to you, Denise!
I hope you have a beautiful day of celebration! :o)

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Now it's time for you to head over to Angela's blog!

If you just stumbled upon the hop, 
you'll want to start at the beginning with Stasia's amazing blog 
and finish with The Project Bin blog 
where you can wish Denise a very Happy Birthday! 

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Cards and More Shop Blog - Let It Snow

Hello, my friends! 

I hope you've all enjoyed a fabulous time with friends and family!

I'm just popping in with a really quick post today!

This is a new project made with products from the Cards and More Shop .

 It's a fun Winter snow globe card!

These were the products used from the Cards and More Shop :

Dutch Doobadoo Paper Art A5 Winter

Dutch Doobadoo Card Art A4 Snowglobe Card

Jane's Doodles Clear Stamps - Double Trouble

Noor! Design Cutting & Embossing Stencil - Sled

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Please pop on over to Cards and More Shop to see all the great products they carry.

There's lots of fun inspirational projects! :o)

Have a happy day! :o)

Saturday, 23 December 2017

New Release at All Dressed Up - Christmas Robins

Hello, my friends!

Welcome to a New Release post for All Dressed Up!

Today I'm sharing a new image called "Christmas Robins",
which you can find HERE.

Other Materials Used:
Papers: Watercolor, DCWV - Cardstock,
Digital Paper - Meredith Cardall - Winter Wonderland;
Coloring: Tim Holtz - Distress Markers;
Dies: Your Next Die - Pine Branch;
Ribbon: Celebrate It.

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Head on over to the blog to check out all the other wonderful new release images, 
and see what everyone else has created! :o)

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Here are all the links you'll need:

Friday, 22 December 2017

Merry Christmas Tree with Swedish House Crafts

Hello, my friends! 

  Do you feel the excitement in the air? 
Christmas Day is coming very fast now, isn't it?  
It's such a beautiful time of year! 

I'm fitting in one final card for Swedish House Crafts!

I created a kraft card base, and then layered it with the beautiful  Maja Designs I Wish papers. 
I stamped and die-cut the tree from the kraft cardstock, and then did the same with the sentiment. 
They were both layered on more of the Maja papers. 
The tree was backed with a die-cut oval.

 Here's a closer look at the oval. 
I just had to add these adorable little birds to the tree. 
They were die-cut using a new Gummiapan die.
Aren't they sweet?

 Here's a closer look at the stamped sentiment too. 
Gummiapan stamps are always so crisp and clear!
Both the oval and the sentiment were added with foam tape to give some extra dimension. 

 Finally, I added a pretty red ribbon to the top of the card. 

I'd like to take this time to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas! 
May you have a wonderful time of blessings with your family and friends! 
I'll see you all back here again in the new year! :o)

Your special discount code for 5% off these items in the shop for the rest of December : G0B419N8P 

Links to products used from Swedish House Crafts:

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

The Project Bin - Christmas Blessings

Some weird glitch made this post go out by email today!
This is an old post and I'm not sure why that happened.
Sometimes blogger baffles me! :o)

Happy Wednesday, my friends!

Today I am sharing two Christmas cards for The Project Bin!
This post will be my final post as a DT member.
I have made the tough decision to step down from the team.
It's always so hard to leave a good DT but the time is right.
Big thanks to Denise for all the fun over the past year!

For my first card today I have used a stamp from the
Luke 2 Stamp Set.

Other Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock;
Cricut Cartridge: Holly and Ivy;
Machine: Cricut Expression 2;
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black;
Bling: Darice - Large Rhinestones;
Ribbon: Celebrate It.

Products from The Project Bin:

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 For my second card I used the beautiful Joyful Song Stamp Set.

I just did some simple layering with some of my favorite Christmas papers.

I used my piercing tool to pierce holes around the edge of each layer.

Finally, I added some pretty black rhinestones.

Other Materials Used:
Papers: My Mind's Eye - Naughty or Nice;
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black;
Tools: Piercing Tool;
Bling: Kaisercraft - Black Rhinestones.

Products from The Project Bin:

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If you're not familiar with The Project Bin,
they specialize in wonderful sentiment stamps.
They're clear photopolymer and stamp as crisp as can be!
Each set has multiple stamps, and 
"A Way With Words."
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Here are all the links you'll need:

Friday, 15 December 2017

All Dressed Up - Challenge #76

Hello, my friends!

Today is the beginning of a new challenge at All Dressed Up!
The challenges are always Anything Goes but you MUST use an image from All Dressed Up.
There are freebies available at the challenge blog HERE! :o)

This month I used the fun Christmas Deer Image.
You can find it right HERE.

I came across this sweet little deer in my craft room. 
He was all colored up and ready for me.
I simply created a little scene for him.

Other Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock;
Coloring: Spectrum Noir Markers;
Dies: CC Designs - Scalloped Square, Stitched Square Frame; 
Echo Park - Snow Flakes, Whimsy - Trees;
Snow: Ranger - Enamel Accents - White;
Bling: Crafts - Sprinklers.

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Head on over to the Challenge Blog and join the fun! :o)

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Here are all the links you'll need:

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Some Fun With Products from My Artistic Adventures

Hello, my friends!

I'm just popping in with a quick post today!
I had some fun with some great new printables. 

These were all made by my friend Heather.
She has a great Etsy shop called:

Here's what I made:

Here's what I used:

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Aren't those fun? 
It's hard to tell in the photos but everything is covered with glitter! 

So head on over to My Artistic Adventures!

It's just loaded with goodies!
Be prepared to spend LOTS of time looking...and shopping!  

You'll also want to check out Heather's blog.
Have fun! :o) 

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Cards and More Shop Blog - Challenge #19

Hello, my friends!

Welcome to the December Challenge of the Cards and More Shop Blog.

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Here's what I made.
It's a fun little winter tag!

Isn't he cute?

Here are the products used from Cards and More Shop:

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Now it's your turn!
You can make whatever you want: 
a card, a layout, art journal page, or mixed media
...anything goes!

So head over to the shop blog and link up!
You might win a prize! 
You'll also see the variety of projects that the DT created.

You'll find the linky tool here:

I look forward to seeing what you make! :o)

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Gingerbread Merry Christmas with Swedish House Crafts

Hello, my friends! 

 I hope you're all enjoying this wonderful season! I love it!
 Just remember to take time to enjoy it all...and not to stress over the little things! :o)

If you've still got some cards to make then here's a good idea for you. 
It goes together very quickly, 
and a couple of elegant touches make it more special for the season.
I also have a discount code for you in the bottom of this post!

I began with these wonderful Home for the Holiday papers from Maja Designs. 
I just had to use the gingerbread design. 
I paired it with these fun stamps from Gummiapan. 
I stamped both the sentiment and the gingerbread man in Versamark ink, 
and heat embossed it in gold. 
Then I did some simple die-cutting and layering with the Gummiapan oval dies. 
These were adhered to the card base with foam tape. 

I added this really pretty double looped bow to the top of the oval. 
The pretty gold ribbon adds another special touch of elegance. 
(This one is from my stash but I'll link to something very similar in the store.)

Finally, I added some gold pearls to the bottom corners of the card. 
Just the finishing touch!

This is a design that is very easy to make multiples of in quick order. 
It's also an easy one to mail out, as there's not a lot of bulk to it. 
You can switch it up with different papers or different stamps. 
Have lots of fun making it your own! 

Thanks so much for stopping in today! 
I'll be back with another project soon!

Your special discount code for 5% off these items in the shop for today is : Q7VQHZXYNJZ

Links to products used from Swedish House Crafts:

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Fun with FabScraps - More Joy to the World Collection

Hello, my friends!

I've got two FabScraps projects to share with you today,
created with the beautiful Joy to the World Collection! 

You may have seen a peek of them over at Fabscraps facebook page. 

First up is this fun tri-fold card:


Tri Fold Christmas Card

For this project you will need:
·       FabScraps Joy to the World Paper Range C99 007
·       FabScraps Joy to the World Carder’s Pack MC99 001A – 1 Red page
·       FabScraps Joy to the World Stickers ST99 001
·       FabScraps Joy to the World Stickers ST99 002
·       Cricut Explore Air Machine
·       Link to: Tri Fold Card Cut from My Scrap Chick  
·       Kraft Cardstock
·       Snowflake Punch or Die (Echo Park Snowflake Dies)
·       Jingle Bells Punch or Die (Your Next Stamp Die)
·       Ivory Pearls

1.    Using cut file and kraft cardstock, cut tri fold card base. Then cut decorative background layer from C99 007. Adhere in place.
2.    Adhere Stickers from ST99 001 to card, as shown in photo. Reindeer sticker was trimmed to fit into bottom right of center square. This way it shows when the card is closed but also leaves room to write a message in the card.
3.    Choose two of the sentiments from Stickers ST99 002. I chose to use “Merry Christmas” and “Jingle All the Way”. Adhere them in place.
4.    Pulling from the “Jingle All the Way” theme, punch or die-cut three jingle bells from red 6 X 6 page from Carder’s Pack. Adhere in place.
5.    Now punch or die-cut three snowflakes, also from red 6 X6 page from Carder’s Pack. Adhere in place in the final empty places.
6.    Adhere pearls to center of snowflakes. Enjoy! 

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Next up is a trio of Candy Boxes:

Trio of Candy Boxes

For this project you will need:
·       FabScraps Joy to the World Paper Range C99 2 - 003, 1 - 004, 1 - 006
·       Cricut Explore Air Machine
·      Link to -  Candy Box Cut from My Scrap Chick
·       Ink (Distress Ink – Walnut Stain)

1.    Cutting file includes Tall, Medium, and Short Boxes. Refer to photos to see paper selection for each. I resized my boxes. My finished boxes are: Tall – 7”, Medium – 4”, Short – 2 ½” in the body of the box.
2.    I did not use the wrapping bands from the cut file but chose to make my own. I did not add one to the Short Box.
3.    For the band on the Medium Box, cut two strips of the music notes from the C99 003 paper. Ink the edges and adhere to the box before assembling.
4.    For the Tall Box, cut a strip of the angels from C99 003. Ink the edges. Adhere in place before assembling the box.  
5.    Fill with candy or treats, to have ready for a quick hostess gift. Or have clustered together for a lovely home d├ęcor piece. Enjoy!

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Don't forget to head on over to the FabScraps Blog!
There's lots of gorgeous inspiration to see!

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