Sunday, April 23, 2017

Christmas Card Challenges #11

Hello crafty friends! I hope you are having a wonderful Sunday :) 
Today marks the beginning of another challenge at
Christmas Card Challenges!!

Here is a look at the card that I created based on the above colors:

I created a card base out of some dark blue cardstock and layered some striped patterned paper on top. I used a rectangle die to cut out my white panel and then I matted that onto some more dark blue cardstock. I die cut the ornament from some patterned paper making sure the snowflake was in the center of my ornament die. I added a little bit of bling to the ornament and attached it to my card. I stamped my greeting onto some dark blue cardstock and heat embossed it with silver embossing powder. I finished off the card with a little bling in each corner. 

Be sure to head over to the Christmas Card Challenges blog to see the amazing cards my design team sisters created. I hope you are inspired and decide to join us and play along with the challenge. I would love to see what you create :) 

 Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and take a look at my latest creation!
I really appreciate it :) 
 I hope you have a great crafty day!
Supply List:
Cardstock: Nightshift Blue (MFT), White (Georgia Pacific)
Patterned Paper: Winter Frost (Recollections)
Stamp: Wonderland (SU!)
Dies: Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies & More (MCT), Fun Stitched Ornaments & More (MCT)
Ink: Versamark
Misc.: Silver Embossing Powder (SU!), Bling, Wink Of Stella

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Banquet Layout

Hey crafty friends!
I hope you are having a wonderful Sunday!
Today I have a layout (yup I said layout!! lol) to share with you that I made using the 

Here is a look at their sketch:

and here is a look at the layout I created:

I started out in paper crafting with scrapbooking. As my kiddos got older though, there were less pictures taken so I started pocket style scrapbooking as a way to fill the layout void I guess lol! I typically only really share my cards online since that is what I create the most of. When I saw the sketch over at Sketch N Scrap, I knew it was perfect for some recent photos of my kiddos. A little back kiddos could not stand each other growing up, they fought all the time lol! Fast forward to now. They work together, they volunteer together, they go out on weekends together. They grew up to be best friends and that makes my heart happy :) These photos were taken before the most recent banquet for their Fire Department. We had a few minutes before we needed to head to the venue so I took the opportunity to snap a few pics of them together. I decided to print them out in black and white since most of the grass was brown (winter time). My daughter's dress was black and gold and my son had gold stripes on his uniform so I decided I would go with some gold glitter cardstock as well as tie in some red for the Fire Dept. of course lol. I've had that metal Maltese Cross in my stash for quite awhile and was so happy to put it to use on this layout! I think it fit perfectly in the center of my photo collage. I finished off my layout with a few red and gold sequins. I'm so happy with how this layout turned out and it felt so good to scrapbook again!! 

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by my blog and taking a look at my latest creation!
I really appreciate it!!

I hope you have a great crafty day!!

Supply List:
--Cardstock: Black (Bazzill), Gold Glitter (Recollections), Vellum (Recollections), White (Georgia Pacific), Wild Cherry (My Favorite Things)
--Dies: Uppercase Fun Dies (MCT)
--Misc.: Cricut, Sequins, Fireman Medallion (Amanda Bu), Ribbon, WRMK Typecast Typewriter

Color My World Shaker Card

Hi crafty friends!
 I am so excited!  Today is my first post as a design team member for Dies R Us!
Woot Woot!!

I love creating shaker cards so that's what I decided to do for this project. Let me show you a little bit of my process though before I show the card reveal :)

I stamped my jar and lid from the Lawn Fawn How You Bean? stamp set and used my Copics to give them a little color.

Then I positioned some of the Lawn Fawn How You Bean Dies and the Lawn Fawn How You Bean Shaker Add-On Dies and held them in place with a little bit of removable tape and ran them through my Big Kick.

After everything was cut out, I layered my pieces together, including a piece of acetate for my window. I knew the greeting I was going to use so with that in mind, I decided to cut out some hearts from scrap cardstock using the Lawn Fawn How You Bean Shaker Add-On dies and the hearts from the Lawn Fawn Stitched Journaling Card Dies

I added my hearts and some micro beads and closed the back of my shaker so that it could be added to my card. 

I used the greeting from the Lawn Fawn Color My World stamp set and added a few more hearts by the greeting.

Here is a quick look at all the stamps and dies that were used on my card today.

Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.  

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Thanks so much for stopping by today and looking at my latest creation!
I really appreciate it!
I hope you have a great crafty day!
Supply List:
--Cardstock; White (Copic), Sugarplum (Lawn Fawn)
--Patterned paper: Perfectly Plaid Rainbow (Lawn Fawn)
--Stamps: How You Bean? & Color My World (Lawn Fawn)
--Dies: How You Bean?, How You Bean Shaker Add-On, Stitched Journaling Card (Lawn Fawn)
--Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento, Color Box Twilight
--Copics: BG10, BG70, C2, C4, C6, C8
--Misc.: Treading Water Border Punch (Fiskars), Crochet Thread, Micro Beads, Wink Of Stella

Thursday, April 20, 2017

If You Give A Crafter A Cookie #67

Hey crafty friends!
 I hope you are having a terrific Thursday!! 
Today starts a new challenge over at the 

We have two sponsors for challenge #65 and they are....

Here is a peek at the cookie inspiration photo for this challenge:

I love all those little critters! They are just the cutest!!

I decided to go with the critter theme and group some together to create a fun little birthday card.

I stamped my critters onto some white cardstock and then colored them in using my Copic markers. I added a little chalk to their cheeks, along with some freckles. I layered that on top of a piece of patterned paper, punch a border with a punch and added to my Kraft card base. I finished off the card with some crochet thread, a bow and some white faux stitching. 

I will also be sharing this at

Be sure to stop by the
 If You Give A Crafter A Cookie Blog 
to see all the fabulous creations my Design Team sisters created.
 If you are inspired by the cookie photo, I hope you will create a project and link up :)
 I would love to see what you create!

 Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I really appreciate it!
I hope you have a great crafty day!

Supply List:
--Cardstock; Recollections
--Patterned Paper: Collectable (MME)
--Stamp: Three Amigos & SC0767 (Mama Elephant)
--Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento
--Copics: C0. C1, C2, C4, C6, C8, E19, E99, N0, R11, W3, W5
--Misc.: Crochet Thread, Apron Lace Border Punch, White Gel Pen, Chalk

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Air Mail

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Hello crafty friends!!
I hope you are having a wonderful Wednesday!
 Today I am back with another project that showcases some of those awesome 

Have you seen the adorable little birds that are in the new stamp set called Airmail?
I think they are absolutely adorable and couldn't wait to get them inky and play. 

I started out by making a shaped card using the biggest scallop in the Scallop Hexagons Dies. I simply folded a piece of white cardstock in half and ran it through my Big Kick with the top of the die hanging off just a bit. That way it didn't actually cut two scallop hexagons. I hid the fold line by taking the same Scallop Hexagon  and cutting out a piece of plaid paper from the Spring Flings Paper Pad and layering that on top of my card base. I cut out a hexagon from the Nested Hexagons and used an embossing folder for the fun clouds. To make the clouds stand out a little more, I used some distress ink to go around the edges. I stamped out my birds from the Airmail stamp set and colored them in with my Copics. I used the coordinating Airmail dies to cut them out and then I popped them up onto my sky with some foam tape. I added my greeting, also from the Airmail set, with foam tape as well. I finished off my card with a fun little bow. So so so cute!! I love those little birdies!!

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and the Pink & Main Creations Gallery on Facebook HERE.

 Thanks so much for stopping by!
I appreciate it so much!
I hope you have a great crafty day!
Supply List:
--Cardstock: Copic & Georgia Pacific
--Patterned Paper: Spring Fling (Pink & Main)
--Dies: Nested Hexagons, Scallop Hexagons, Airmail (Pink & Main)
--Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento, Tumbled Glass Distress
--Copics: B01, B04, E23, E27, G09, G14, R20, R21, R22, YR14
--Misc.: Cloudy Sky Embossing Folder (Darice), Foam Tape, Ribbon, White Gel Pen

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