Thursday, November 27, 2014

Gobble Gobble

Are we wobbling yet? My last Thanksgiving card of 2014!  Happy Thanksgiving and don't forget to count your blessings! 

Now onto, my card.  I used Pink and Main's Turkey Day stamp set.  The paper is from the card kit I won at Scrapbook Blessings.... been practicing coloring with my Spectrum Noir....need more practice. :) :)  


Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing all of you a Blessed Thanksgiving!  Can't believe this year is coming to an end so quickly.  That's how it works, right after Thanksgiving, time goes at a super speed and before you know it, 2015 will be here.  Ok I will slow it down a bit, one day at a time so for now I have so much to be thankful, oh so thankful and so blessed.

Now onto, my card.  I used Latina Crafter's Pilgrims drawn by Jennifer Nilsson.  I colored them with Spectrum Noir Markers.  I recently attended the Crafter's Companion Warehouse Sale and finally purchased the pastel collection set.  I  am slowly working on completing the collection. 

The paper I used is from a card kit I won at Scrapbook Blessings.  Cute pattern paper, I believe it's from Doodlebugs.  I used the banner dies from A Jillian Vance, finally I have perfect banner tails.  The nested dies are part of a Grab Bag; 7 different die sets are included.  AJVD is offering an additional 50% off the 'sale' category, visit their blog for the code.

Latina Crafter is also having a sale, save 30% off your entire purchase.  Use code: GRACIAS


Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving with family and friends.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

#DCWV Sweater Weather Banner

Thanksgiving is almost here!  All month I have been writing in my Gratitude journal for everything I am thankful.  As I sat at the kitchen table, I looked towards the mantel and realized it was missing something. I quickly realized it was in much need of a banner; a simple reminder of the season, be Thankful 
Today, I am sharing the Thankful Banner featuring the Sweater Weather 6"x6" stack.

Here is a list of items you will need:

1. DCWV Sweater Weather 6" x 6" stack
2. Mini clothespins
3. Dimensional adhesive
4. Wire garland or twine
5. Die cutting machine
6. Ink
7. Sponge dauber

Choose your favorite patterns, I chose patterns that will coordinate with my existing decor on the mantel, setting aside the wood grain pattern paper to cut the letters.  

Using my Cricut, I sized a triangle to fit the 6" x 6" paper and cut 8 triangles.  
I used the Copper Black font, sized the letters to fit 4 onto one sheet of 6" x 6" paper.

If you do not own a cutting machine, you can hand cut the triangles and letters.

Next, ink up the sponge dauber and ink the edges of all the cuts.  

Add dimensional adhesive to the letters and place one on each triangle.  
Use the mini clothespins to attach onto the wire garland or twine.

This is a super quick project to make; you can easily make this banner less than 30 minutes. 
Add the banner to your mantel, dining area or if you are serving Thanksgiving dinner buffet style, dress up the buffet table with the banner. 
I hope you enjoyed my project.

I want to wish all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving; 
be Thankful

Abundant Blessings,

Monday, November 24, 2014

With a Grateful Heart

There is so much to be grateful this Thanksgiving.  I am so grateful for the abundant of blessings in my life.  Along with trials that I am also grateful they happen, without them I wouldn't be the person I am today.  I am so grateful for my husband, Michael, family and friends.  I am indeed blessed.

Today I am sharing a few of the treat boxes I made using DCWV's, Sweater Weather.  I used Designs on Cloud 9's K-Cup gift box.  I reduced the top and bottom of the box to fit onto two 6"x 6" sheets of paper.  I decorated the tops with doilies and used the left over scraps of a project I will share tomorrow.
I used the Grommet Tags die from Spellbinders and stamped "with a Grateful heart" sentiment from Pink and Main's Thankful stamp set.

I also want to share I am now designing for Die Cuts with a View.  If you follow me on Facebook, you have already heard about my news.  I am so excited to be joining their mega talented design team.  I hope you stop by DCWV's blog tomorrow as I will be sharing my first official project.

Here is a closer look at the treat boxes.  Thanks for visiting me today.


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Oh Deer! #AJVD

I am just now playing with the Oh Deer stamp set from A Jillian Vance Design I purchased last year.  Yikes!  Why in the world did I wait so long! This set is super cute!!!  I recently purchased their Ric Rac border die and I am so loving it!  The faux stitching did me in.  

Since this card is for a couple, I wanted the deer to be cheek to cheek. The deer images are individual stamps, I first stamped the doe, masked her, then came in stamped the buck.  I used the smaller Ric Rac borders to decorate the inside and stamped, "Merry Christmas, for a Deer Couple."

I love the little Christmas paper pad from American Crafts, Home for Christmas.  It was one of my bargain finds at Marshalls.  The bitty jingle bells are a .99c embellishment kit I purchased at The .99 Cent Store Only stores, a California chain of stores.  Gosh love me a bargain.

You may see post again tonight.....'til then....have a fantastic day!


Thanks for stopping by!


#PinkandMain Cocoa Kisses

Mmmm, hot cocoa!  We are finally having cooler weather, enough to wear a sweater, a light one. I can't wait for it to really cool down.  Snuggle up with a cozy fleece blanket, watch some classic Christmas Claymation movies with a  steaming cup of cocoa not dark chocolate because that's too bitter for me.

Now onto my card.  I paired the coffee drinking, pajama wearing chica from Need Coffee with the sentiment from Cocoa KissesThe paper is a 6x6 paper pad from American Crafts, Hot Cocoa.  It was one of my bargain finds at Marshalls.  I couldn't seem to find any embellishments to coordinate with the paper or theme of the card, so I fuzzy cut the peppermints.  Added a bit of twine and stamped the snowflake on her mug with the snowflake from Snow Sweet.

Friendly reminder:  grab the new Pink and Main November Release bundle at a 20% savings. And the mini Santa stamp set is FREE with your $25 purchase!

Here's a quick glance at November's release:

By the way, the Bundle offer is still available!  Buy all of November stamp sets at a 20% savings!  Hurry!


Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, November 10, 2014

#PinkandMain November Release

That Santa!  Raise your hand if you agree Christmas is the Best Day Ever!!

Did you see the new Pink and Main November Release yet?  Adorable images!  And Santa is FREE with your $25 purchase!

For my card I used the Oh Snap & the Santa stamp sets.  The paper is by Heidi Swapp, a 6x6 stack I found at Marshalls, great deals to be found right now.  I also used the spanking new Ric Rac border dies from A Jillian Vance Designs!  Oh that stitching did me in!  Love it!!!

Here's a quick glance at November's release:

By the way, the Bundle offer is still available!  Buy all of November stamp sets at a 20% savings!  Hurry!


Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday Stamps

Friday, November 7, 2014

Handmade Holidays 2014 Blog Hop

Welcome to the 4th Annual Handmade Holidays Blog Hop! A few years ago we were looking online for handmade gift ideas and thought it would be great if there was a resource dedicated JUST to handmade gift ideas. Enter the Handmade Holidays hop! We've gathered over 100 of our creative blogger friends in the craft industry as well as some of our fellow product manufacturers to bring you a plethora of inspiring gift ideas you can make now to give to your friends, family, and colleagues. Pin and bookmark these ideas for this holiday season and to use throughout the year! Each day of the hop features approximately 30 gift projects and you can "hop" from one blog to another to check them all out.

Thanks for stopping by, my handmade holiday gift is a charm bracelet for my teenage God-Daughter. I used  Pink and Main's Alpha Tab stamp set, Ice Resin, and Media Mixage bezels.  Here is a photo of the additional items you will need:

I created four charms using Pink and Main's Alpha Tab stamp set.  I used a solvent ink to stamp on metal; using sharp scissors cut the stamped image, punched a hole and attached a jump ring.  Stamping on a slick surface like metal can be tricky, press down carefully for a soft landing.

I poured the Ice Resin into a mixing cup and followed the instructions on the package.  Make sure you use in a well ventilated area.   I added the charms into the bezel and poured the Ice Resin slowly, don't top off. 

I also added a glitter to the first batch of Ice Resin, but opted for the clear bezel instead.  I will use the glitter bezel for a necklace.
  Place the bezels on a leveled flat surface and allow 24 hours to cure.

And here is the charm bracelet for my God-Daughter Dulce.  I included charms of things she loves; music, playing the piano, she loves baking and cookies and because she's a hashtag queen, I attached those charms too.   

  Are you ready for lots more creative handmade gift ideas and projects?? Follow along on our blog hop! Simply click on each of the links below to be taken to that post with additional information and photos on how to create a handmade gift project. Have fun and pin away!

YOUR NEXT STOP IS  The Buckle Boutique - Stephanie Nericcio

Here is the complete Blog List for Day One:
Ellison Educational Equipment
Walnut Hollow 
Graphic 45  Neat and Tangled  Therm O Web  Westcott  Elizabeth Craft Designs  Pink and Main  The Buckle Boutique  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L  Rowland Technologies  ICE Resin  Hydrangea Hippo  Clearsnap - Suzanne Austin  Stencil1 - Ed Roth  Graphic 45 -Nadya Lifa  Cookies for Breakfast- Beth Pingry  Cupcakes and Crinoline - Mary Beth Sharkey  Elizabeth Craft Designs - Frances Byrne Lazy Mom’s - Joanna Grzeszczak    Homemade Ginger - Megan Kapple  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L - Asia King  Ellison Educational Equipment - Anna-Karin Evaldsson  One Artsy Mama- Amy Latta   Therm O Web - Alice G0lden  Lovely Etc - Carrie Spalding ICE Resin - Clare Horner  Pink and Main - Yolie Burke The Buckle Boutique - Stephanie Nericcio  Modern Surrealist - Marisa Pawelko  A Little Craft In Your Day - Tanner Bell  Artsy Findings - Cheryl Waters Stampin Mindy - Mindy Baxter a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Altered Notebook

I'm getting ready for my first online Bible study this week and this is the notebook I altered for my notes, thoughts and prayers.  I am so happy how it turned out and it came together pretty quickly, sort of.

I removed the original green cover by removing the spiral, yes I actually did and not only that but, then I punched every single hole. :)  But I think it's beautiful with all the gold!  The pattern paper is from DCWV Gilded stack.  Gorgeous foil paper!  The image is from Sherri Baldy and the image below is linked to the shop.

I cut the "Blessed" on my Cricut using SCAL2.  {I wish I could remember the font I used.}  The heart frame is also from Sherri Baldy and can be found here.

The wood veneer shapes are from Recollections and Studio Calico.  The gold dome pearls are from Joann's dollar bin and the gold scallop ribbon from Target's dollar spot.

Here's another look:
I forgot to mention, I colored with Spectrum Noir markers. 

Thanks for stopping by!

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