Monday, December 19, 2016

Just For Fun: Bells & Holly

Today is my day to design for the Just for Fun Stamps blog so thanks for coming by and checking out my newest project! This card was inspired by the Bells & Holly stamp and it came out so perfect!

I wanted this card to be fun and festive so I found two funky patterned papers from a 12x12 paper pack. I wanted to match the stamp in design, color, or theme and so I went with the red holly stripes and a wonderful repeating tree to match the holly leaves. Once I had my DSP picked out I layered them onto some Ruby Red cardstock.  I think that layering or matting your cardstock can be a fantastic way to break up two busy patterns. 


To really allow that wonderful stamp to pop on the front focal piece I wrapped some layered ribbon around the square. I then colored the stamp with some markers and I fussy cut it out. 

I love the Just For Fun Stamps because they are always so unique and beautiful! 

Thanks for stopping in today!

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Sunny Days: Seasons Greeting

Yesterday was our very first snow day!! Snow Day's are always a huge hit in the Northeast and to celebrate the occasion I decided to make a snowy "Season's Greetings" card! 


Cards are always a fun way to get involved with the season and making your own does not have to be expensive, or intimidating, or even fancy. This card is kept simple by piecing together papers from one paper line, Carta Bella's "Winter Wonderland." I simply cut the greeting out and attached it to the card base. I then added with some shimmery silver glitter (which is always a little tough to capture in photos) to bring out those lovely snowflakes. 

Today starts our 27th challenge over at Sunny Day Crafting, where it's always "Anything Goes." So make sure to come on over and join the fun! We have a wonderful design team and a beautiful showcase of "favorites" from last week so there is always inspiration to be found. 

Thanks for stopping in!

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Creative Knockouts: Snow Much Fun

Welcome back and Happy Thursday! Today we have a brand new challenge starting over at Creative Knockouts called "Snow Much Fun" which is so perfect for us New Yorkers. My 5 year old adores the snow and of course every time it snows we happen to be the first ones out jumping and playing around in it...ah to be a kid again! :)


Our sponsor this week is Crafty Sentiments which is where I picked up that adorable "Let It Snow" image. I then decided to match it up with the snowflake papers from the "All Seasons 4" paper pack from The Paper Studio. To take it just a step further I used a silver glitter to accent those wonderful snow flakes and ground under the snowman. The image was very easy to color in using alcohol markers and I do recommend it for all experience levels.  

Make sure to come on over and play along with our challenge this week. There is always a prize up for grabs and this week is no different, plus who doesn't love the snow. 

Happy Crafting. 

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Sunny Days: Glittery Noel Card

Thanks for checking out my newest Sunny Day Crafting design team project. Today's project is a card which was made using the Carta Bella "Winter Wonderland" paper line. This line offers a great combination of holiday and winter papers and stickers and I am having so much fun playing with it.


For this card, I used a scenery patterned paper which made the card come together really easy. Since I didn't do a lot to the base of the card I decided to decorate the trees and ice with some silver glitter. This gives the card a really beautiful "icy" look. I then decided to add a sentiment bundle to the top corner to complete the card. Everything I used on the card came straight from the same paper line making it really easy to mix and match. 

Thanks for stopping by today and please make sure to check out the other projects that our design team has created by following this link. Our always "Anything Goes" challenge is open for one week so come on over and play along with us.

Happy Crafting! 

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Monday, December 5, 2016

Just for Fun Nutcracker Card

Hi guys! Today is my day to post over at the Just For Fun blog and I am really excited about today's card. I have been anticipating using this stamp since I got it back in October and I finally was able to get it out and put it to good use. I am so glad that I have a beautiful stamp that not only combines my love for nutcrackers but also my love for this new stamptangle trend!!


This card came together very easy with very limited material. I started with a whisper white card base and then decided to mat and layer on top of that. The lovely pattern paper is from The Paper Studio's "All Seasons 4" pack and was layered onto some blue foil paper. I kept the border very small because that foil tends to be bright and I just wanted a little peeking out. I then decided to wrap some thick white ribbon around it and of course I popped up that nutcracker with 3-D tape. 

If you are in love with this stamp or even the stamptangle line then make sure to head on over to Just For Fun and shop around. The nutcracker stamp can be found here

Thanks for stopping by today and make sure to come back tomorrow for another fun "Anything Goes" challenge. 

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

DIY Ornaments!!

Good Morning! As many of you know this weekend I am hosting a DIY Ornament class at our local Hobby Lobby!!! This is my first official class and I could not be more excited about it. These little DIY ornaments are all the rage right now and they are so fun and easy to make. So to kick off this weekend, and this class, correctly I am going to show you a couple of the really fun and fabulous ornaments that my 5 year old and I have been working on this week. Yep I said 5, so if he can do it then so can you :)

Now please be warned, photographing glass can be tricky so please forgive me for the flash on the smaller glass bulbs. In other words these photos are raw.

The first one is one that my son and I decided to make for baby Moose (who will be 1 at the end of this month!!!!) I found the feet in one of my facebook SVG sharing groups and then made the rest using Design Space.


Next up is one that my son, Doo, made and fell right in love with. He has such a huge heart for a 5 year old little boy. The ornament reads "family" in a heart shape. <3


Then we did one for fun and decided to make the Grinch. Again I apologize for the poor reflection but I really wanted you to capture this awesome ornament.  


Here are the two my son created side by side. 


If you are interested in taking this ornament class then make sure to check out all of the information here. I am willing to mail the kits out to people for an additional shipping cost, if you are interested in this then please contact me via email. I hope to see you there! 

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