Saturday, December 20, 2014

Let's Celebrate Your Birthday with Cake

Today was my first day off for two weeks and it has been quite productive. I  planned on shopping early this morning before the crowds, and my hubby and daughter decided they wanted to go. We were able to get some last minute presents (all but mine) and then we found the new pieces for the kid's bathroom makeover...vanity, sink, mirror, faucet, and fixtures. They have been busy all afternoon removing the old pieces, and I did lesson plans for January.  That will mean more time to craft when I go back to school!

This month has been a busy month for birthdays too. My sister was the other day, my youngest niece is today (our cashier at Michaels is today also), and one of my other niece's birthday is next week. No birthday is complete without cake! I will need more cake for all these birthdays (good thing this one is calorie and fat-free)! 

Happy 14th Birthday Mykenzee!

I used pink crinkle ribbon and micro Glue Dots (for bunching) along the side. Topped it with Blossom twine, a pink button, and a tiny tag from My Craft Spot. 
Other Materials:
papers from scrap box
pink sequins
Ranger Archival Ink ~ Potting Soil 
My Craft Spot stamp ~ Tiny Tags 3
Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Stay Creative,

Friday, December 19, 2014

Treat Boxes for Jaded Blossom

Hello Crafty Friends,

Today is a FABULOUS day! It is Friday, the last day before Winter Break, and I am Guest Designer at Jaded Blossom

I am SUPER excited to be a Guest Designer for Jaded Blossom. I love these stamps...they always put a smile on my face. Thank you Michelle and Candace for allowing me to be a part of this special month.

My Guest Designer Project...
A Santa and an elf treat box using the Jaded Blossom Christmas Poop stamp set. Of course, I used Hershey Kisses for the treat!

The boxes are from Silhouette on-line store.

A close-up of the funny, but slightly odd-humor stamp. My students will surely enjoy them. Since they are 10 years old, they will think these are "cool". 

The bottoms of the Hershey Kisses are decorated with Christmas Candies stamp.
Other Materials:
Red sheer ribbon with stripes
black and white twine
red buttons
Versafine Onyx Black ink

Thanks again Candace and Michelle for allowing me to be a Guest Designer. I am looking forward to all the projects from the rest of the Guest Designers this month!

Stay Creative,

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Warm Winter Wishes at DoubleClick Skittles

Hello Crafty Friends,

Welcome back for another DoubleClick Skittles Challenge.

The Challenge...Holiday

Here is my Design Team project...
The sledding snowman is from KaDoodle Bug Designs. It is from A Frosty Winter file (found in the retiring section, so it is 90% off).

Cloud Skittles by DoubleClick and the background paper is by DCWV (Winter in the Woods stack).

The card base is from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon.

Other Materials:
white, black, brown, orange, and silver card stock
My Mind's Eye ~ blue pattern paper
DCWV ~ red polka dot paper
Whimsical Designs stamp ~ Snow Much Fun set
Versafine Onyx Black ink
Orange Stickles

Hope you will join us at DoubleClick Skittles this week for our "Holiday" challenge. The other design team members have done a wonderful job with this challenge, so be sure to check them out! 

Stay Creative,

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

"We Are Santa's Elves" ~ Christmas Song Inspired at Die Cuttin' Divas

Hello Crafty Friends,

Welcome back for another Die Cuttin' Diva Challenge.

This Week's Challenge...
Christmas Song Inspired

My Design Team Project...
I used the song "We Are Santa's Elves". I found the link on YouTube if you are interested in listening to the song.

Bug Bites stamp ~ Glad Tidings set

The A2 bracket card base is from Silhouette On-line store ~ Lori Whitlock file.
Other Materials:
DCWV pattern paper
red, green, black, white, and tan card stock
Versafine Onyx Black ink
3 Girl JAM red crinkle ribbon

Other Challenges:
Red Carpet Studio ~ Elf/Holiday Season
Come and Get It ~ Merry Christmas
Cut It Up! ~ Button Christmas
The Sisterhood of Crafters ~ Christmas Music
KBD Challenge on FB ~ Christmas
Crafty Cardmakers and More ~ Christmas

Hope you will join us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week for our "Christmas Song Inspired" challenge. The other design team members have made amazing holiday projects, so be sure to check them out.

Hope you will join the challenge this week!

Stay Creative,
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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Santa Treat Sacks

Hello Crafty Friends,

Christmas is approaching quickly and I am hoping Santa has been checking his naughty and nice list (I should be on the nice list this year!). Here are a couple treat sacks for all the presents he needs to deliver. I don't have much on my "wish list". In fact, I need some suggestions what to ask for. My hubby keeps asking and I am not sure what to tell him. Please give me some (crafty) ideas!

Today's project...
A gift sack for presents or treats. I found this 3D bag at Silhouette On-line store. The original Santa bag was quite large, so I made a second one smaller. It was easy to resize with the Silhouette Design Studio program.

I stuffed mine with crimped paper (I use the Fiskars crimper) and Hershey Kisses.

The svg file is by Jamie Cripps. 
It also comes with coal for those on your naughty list.
Other Materials:
red and green card stock
striped pattern paper from scrap box


Can't wait to hear what ideas you have for Christmas gifts!
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Friday, December 12, 2014

No Peeking Little Penguin

Hello Crafty Friends,

Today is starting off to be a FABULOUS day! Not only is it Friday and the week before Winter Break, but I am working on some 2015 crafty goals and hoping to accomplish most of them early in the new year. I am eager to learn new techniques, meet new crafty friends, and join a new Design Team or two.

Today's project...
A cute penguin that is peeking out from under his cozy hat.

The original file from Little Scraps of Heaven does not have an eye, but I thought altering that part was the cutest! I added a small round circle so he can peek at you.
Other Materials:
pattern papers are from scrap box (that needs to be a goal too ~ use it!)
black, white, and orange card stock
Whimsical Designs stamps ~ Snow Much Fun set
Versafine ink ~ Onyx Black
Glitz glitter glue
polka dot ribbon

Hope you have a great weekend,
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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Reindeer Covers at 3 Girl JAM

Welcome Back Crafty Friends,

Today is my day to share at 3 Girl JAM.

I used the newest product from the 3 Girl JAM shop on my and green striped ribbon from the Holiday Trim pack. Use GC10 to get a discount at the 3 Girl JAM shop.

Here is my Design Team project...
Reindeer hand sanitizer covers

The Bath and Body Works hand sanitizer containers fit perfectly and I even found the holiday colors/scents.

I made 4 reindeer covers (Silhouette On-line store) because one was just not enough!
Other Materials:
Kraft, brown, black, white, and red card stock

Other Challenges:

We still have a challenge open, so I hope you join us at 3 Girl JAM with your newest "Thank You" project. 

Thank You with Ribbon
November 29th - January 2nd
Prize ~ $15 gift certificate to 3 Girl JAM shop

Stay Creative,