Friday, November 30, 2012

Cut It Up #7

Hi everyone!

Happy Friday!
Today marks the beginning of another fabulous challenge over at


"It's a 3D Holiday" 
Create a 3 Dimensional holiday project,
this can be any holiday but
must include a Die-cut somewhere on your project.

The challenge will run from
 November 30th until December 12th .

For my project, I decided to make a Christmas Countdown using a mini clipboard.



For my die-cuts I used Cricut Alphabet for my numbers and the Labels Four Spellbinders die to put the "Countdown to Christmas" title on. 

Here is a side view so that you can see all the dimension:


Head on over to Cut It Up and see what my super talented DT sisters created to inspire you as well as entering the challenge yourself. I would love to see what you create :)

I am also entering my project into the following challenges:

Decorate To Celebrate #39 Holiday Decoration
CWC #114 Holiday With Red And Green


I hope you have a fabulous crafty day!
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Supplies:
Cricut Cartridge: Cricut Alphabet (numbers cut out @ 2")
Card Stock: White (Georgia Pacific), Red (Bazzill)
Patterned Paper: Countdown to Christmas (MME)
Die: Labels Four (Spellbinders)
Misc.: Mini Clipboard (Nicole Crafts), Tulle (Nicole Crafts), Pearls (Queen & Co.)

Thursday, November 29, 2012

NOEL

Hello and Happy Thursday!

Are you ready for the weekend?? I know I am :)
I plan on doing lots of crafting since the holidays are quickly approaching!

I was able to get back into my craft space today and whip up this card for a couple of different challenges.

The first one is Use It Tuesday--Ink It Up!
(Use an un-inked stamp)
&
The second one is Let's Capture These Sketches
(Sketch #41 plus polka dots)
Isn't this a fabulous sketch?


Here is the card that I made:


For my card, I was finally able to use a stamp that I got LAST Christmas!
You know, those stamps that are in the dollar bin at Michael's 
that are so cute and you have to have it? I mean why not? They are only a $1 right??
Well, I got this NOEL stamp last year and have never used it, so I pulled it out today to use for the 
I also went through my ribbon scraps and found just enough seam binding for my card. 
I also ended up finding some snowflakes from a swap 2 years ago!
I love it when that happens!

I am so happy with the way my card turned out!
There is just something about Non Traditional Christmas colors that grabs my eye even though I adore the Traditional Christmas colors as well. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look at my latest creation!
I really appreciate it!
I'm off to clean up my messy desk ;)
I hope you have a fabulous crafty day!
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Supplies:
Card Stock: Kraft (Recollections) & White (Georgia Pacific)
Patterned Paper: Sweater Weather (My Mind's Eye)
Stamp: Studio G
Ink: Old Olive (SU!)
Punches/Dies: Labels 4 (Spellbinders) & Scallop Sentiment (Fiskars)
Misc.: White Gel Pen (Marvy), Foam Adhesive, Seam Binding, Pearls (Recollections) & Snowflakes (?)

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Nice or Naughty???

Happy Wednesday!

This week the Joy's Life Design Team has been showing you ways to create gift bags and boxes using those awesome Joy's Life Stamps.

I decided to make a fun little gag gift for my children to put into their stockings, along with their other goodies.


I cut my boxes out of the Artiste Cricut Cartridge (pg. 44) at 4".
After I cut them out and assembled them, I decided to add some white borders, that I punched using the scallop sentiment border punch, and a black card stock strip (belt) to see if I could recreate a Santa suit. 

Then I decided that I wanted my sentiment to act as the "buckle"


How cute! I love that stamp from the Wintery Puns stamp set by Joy's Life!

The boxes are filled with "coal", actually it is just chocolate candy made to look like coal ;)

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

Don't forget to check out the Joy's Life DT blog for daily inspiration.

To see all of Joy's fabulous projects, checkout her store HERE

I hope you have a great crafty day!

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*I made this project while on the Joy's Life Design Team*

Supplies:
Cricut Cartridge: Artiste
Cuttlebug: Swiss Dots
Card Stock: White (Georgia Pacific), Black (Recollections), Gold (DCWV), Red (Bazzill)
Ink: Jet Black (Archival Ink)
Punch: Scallop Sentiment (Fiskars)
Misc.: Foam Adhesive

Monday, November 26, 2012

We have a winner!

Happy Monday Morning!

I hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving filled with great memories!

Today I have two winners to announce, the 
as well as the 

First up is the winner for my giveaway from the Joy's Life Tags & Bags blog hop:

Comment #31

Robin said:
This bag is gorgeous! Love the colors and the embellishments you used :) The stamp set is super cute too! Wish I could be your neighbor lol!

(:(:Smiles:):)

Robin


Next up is the winner for my giveaway for the Artiste blog hop:

Comment #7

Gail Said:
HI Stacey - love your card holder card and box - what a great matching gift set - love those chocolates too! Hmmm - someone is getting a great gift from you! I would also enjoy winning your papers you are giving away - I am a follower and here is my post! Have a wonderful day Stacey!


Winners will have until Friday, November 30, 2012 to contact me to claim their prize.

Thanks so much to everyone who hopped with me on both of these hops! I hope you found a lot of inspiration :)

I hope you have a fabulous crafty day!

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Friday, November 23, 2012

PDEC #47--Anything Goes!


Happy Friday! Don't you just love Fridays? 
Today is the start of a brand new challenge at

Ch#47: Anything Goes!

StartsFriday, November 23rd 12:00 am EST
Ends: Thursday, November 29th, Noon EST
Winner (chosen by random.org) Announced: Thursday, November 29th late afternoon
Our Sponsor this challenge is


Cardz TV Stamps
Prize: 1 Stamp Set of the Winner's Choice

I decided to get a jump start on some little homemade gifts for the upcoming holiday's:

When I was at the mall last week, I stopped in Bath & Body Works and  picked up some of those little mini hand sanitizer bottles. They were 5 for $5 so of course I bought 5 and made 5 cute little gifts.


For the front, I used a cute little stamp from Joy's Life new stamp set called "Oh Christmas Puns".
I think this sentiment is so perfect for this little gift. All I did was stamp it and then trimmed it out and cut notches at each end to make a little banner.

I cut my scallop circle out of the Classic Scallop Circles die from Spellbinders.
I cut my Santa hat out of the Create A Critter 2 cartridge at 1" (real dial size).
The Santa hat is popped up with some foam adhesive onto the scallop circle.
The circle only has adhesive on the bottom half so that the flap can tuck behind that to keep it shut.

Here is a picture of the flap open:


Here is a picture of the bottle outside of the box:


I hope you enjoyed my project today!
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and taking a look at my latest creation!
I really appreciate it!

I hope you will stop by the Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge blog to see the amazing projects that my fabulous DT sisters came up with as well as entering the challenge yourself!
I would love to see what you create!

Come play with us!
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Supplies:
Cricut Cartridge: Create A Critter 2
Card Stock: Real Red (SU!), White (Georgia Pacific)
Patterned Paper: Merry (MME)
Ink: Real Red (SU!)
Dies: Classic Scallop Circles (Spellbinders)
Misc: Frosted Lace Stickles, Foam Adhesive

Thursday, November 22, 2012

CANDi Ornaments


Hi everyone!
Boy am I excited!
Today is my very first post as a designer for Craftwork Cards CANDi USA team!

CANDi is so fun to work with!
They are legless brads, what's not to love right??
I love the look of brads but I absolutely hate poking holes in my card stock and then trying to mail a card with brads and worrying that the top of the metal brad is going to poke through the envelope and then the receiver will get a card that is possibly ruined. With CANDi, I don't have to worry about that.
I get the look of a brad without the bulk :)

For my project, I decided to make a Christmas card and use the CANDi as the ornaments on the tree.


Look at those super cute silver polka dots! So fun!
The colors of the CANDi that I used matched the papers from the MME line called Merry perfectly!

I also added a piece of CANDi to the center of my bow.

Here is a close up picture of the CANDi on my project:


For my project, I used the Very Merry Silver collection:

There are so many patterns and colors! You should definitely check out the Craftwork Cards store to see the entire line :)

I hope you have a fabulous crafty day!

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Supplies:
Craftwork Cards Product: Very Merry Silver CANDi & CANDi Fix
Cricut Cartridge: Winter Frolic (cut out at 3.5")
Card Stock: Pear Pizzazz, Real Red & Melon Mambo(SU!), White (Georgia Pacific), Brown (Recollections)
Patterned Paper: Merry (MME)
Punches/Dies: Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers), Labels Four (Spellbinders)
Misc.: Seam Binding, Dazzling Diamonds (SU!), Foam Adhesive

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Artiste Blog Hop


Thank you so much for joining us today for the CTMH Artiste Blog Hop! There are only 7 of us in this hop, so I hope you'll be able to stop at all our blogs to see the projects we've made to inspire you!!  

You should have arrived here from Shawnee @ Blessed On The Bright Side.
If you just happened to stumble upon the hop today on my blog, you should hop on over and see Amanda @ Crafts By Amanda to start at the beginning.

For my project, I wanted to show you this super cute little gift set that I made for a Christmas gift:


First up is the box:

I cut my box out of Artiste. It is the 3D object on page 39 in the handbook.
I cut it out at 2.5"
It was so super simple to assemble. 
Once assembled, I simply cut a piece of acetate and adhered it inside the lid so the candies would not fall out. I attached a poinsetta flower sticker from Jolee's Boutique to the lid top. Then I just simply wrapped some gold ribbon and tied a bow to the lid. 

Up next is the gift card holder:

You can find this gift card holder on page 59 in the handbook. 
I cut it out at 5". 
The tag on the front is also from the Artiste cartridge. 
It is on page 35 of the handbook.
I used the stamp of the month from CTMH for October called Very Merry Christmas to stamp my sentiment on the tag. 
I added some little holly stickers from the same Jolee's Boutique sticker sheet to embellish the front.

Here is a picture of the gift card opened:

I added a sentiment to the inside. The sentiment is also from the October Stamp of the Month set. 
It says, "Wishing you a season filled with sweetness" 
There is a Starbucks gift card in there. :) 
I love Starbucks! lol!

Here is a picture of the entire set with the lid of the box open to see the candy inside:

I was able to fit 6 Lindor Truffles comfortably inside the box. 

Speaking of candy, I have something sweet for one lucky follower.
I am going to offer the following 6x6 paper pad to one random person from the comments:

All you have to do to be eligible is:
1. Be a follower of my blog
&
2. Leave me a comment on this post. 

That's it! Easy day! 
I will pick my winner from all the comments using Random.org and announce it on
Monday November 26, 2012 so make sure you come back to see if you won.
Winner will have one week to claim their prize or I will have to pick another winner.


I'm the last stop on the hop but here is the complete lineup:

Lucy @ Love 2 Create 
Shawnee @ Blessed On The Bright Side (should have arrived from here)
Stacey @ Stacey's Creative Corner (You are here)

Thanks so much for stopping by and hopping with us!
I hope you enjoyed my project and found inspiration on the hop.

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Supplies:
Cricut Cartridge: Artiste
Card Stock: White (Georgia Pacific)
Patterned Paper: Christmas Dot & Stripes (Echo Park)
Stamp: Very Merry Christmas (CTMH October Stamp of the Month)
Ink: Real Red (SU!)
Misc.: Poinsetta & Holly stickers (Jolee's Boutique), Ribbon, Clear Acetate

Friday, November 16, 2012

Cut It Up #6

Happy Friday!

Today marks the beginning of another great challenge at

Did you know that today is National Button Day???
Yep!
So in honor of that Challenge #6 is all about buttons and of course, a die cut.

Challenge #6
Buttons, Buttons Everywhere!
Create a project with at least 2 buttons AND include a die-cut!

I decided to make a Holiday card for my project:


For my die-cut, I used the Christmas Cheer cricut cartridge and cut my holly out at 3".
Instead of using the holly berries from the cut, I replaced them with 3 red buttons. 

I hope you will head over to Cut It Up and join in on the fun!
There is another great prize for this challenge and lots of inspiration from the awesome Design Team.

Challenge runs from Nov. 16, 2012
until 
Nov. 28, 2012 at noon EST

I hope you have a fabulous crafty day!
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Supplies:
Cricut Cartridge: Christmas Cheer
Cuttlebug: Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Card Stock: Old Olive & Pear Pizzazz (SU!), White (Georgia Pacific), Red (Bazzill)
Ink: Real Red (SU!)
Punch: Scallop Sentiment (Fiskars)
Misc.: Ribbon (Offray), Buttons, White Gel Pen (Marvy)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Teddy Bear Elf

For my Joy's Life Tags & Bags blog hop post, click HERE


Happy Wednesday!

All this week the Joy's Life Design Team is showing you cards that use those fabulous Joy's Life Stamps.

I decided to make a Christmas card.
I always need a lot of them and I like them to all be different, that way I don't get too burned out making the same ones over and over again (even though that seems to be the easier way lol).

Here is the card I created:

I am in love with my Teddy Bear Parade cricut cartridge!
All the bears are so cute!
I cut this bear out at 3" and popped him up with some foam adhesive.

My sentiment came from the Wintery Puns stamp set:

How cute is this Elf Definition?!? I love it!

Thank so much for stopping by my blog today and taking a look at my latest creation!
I really appreciate it!

Don't forget to stop by the Joy's Life DT Blog for daily inspiration.  
A new project is posted every day!

You can view all of Joy's products in her store by clicking HERE

I hope you have a fabulous crafty day!
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*I created this project while on the Joy's Life Design Team*

Supplies:
Cricut Cartridge: Teddy Bear Parade
Card Stock: Grey & Green (A.C.Moore), White & Black (Georgia Pacific), Brown (DCWV), Tan (? scraps stash)
Patterned Paper: Dots and Stripes (Echo Park)
Ink: Real Red (SU!)
Punches/Dies: Doily Lace (Martha Stewart Crafts), Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers)
Misc.: Holly & Frosted Lace Stickles, Black Enamel Accents, Dazzling Details (SU!), Foam Adhesive (Elmer's)

Monday, November 12, 2012

Warm Decembrrr Wishes---A Joy's Life Blog Hop

Happy Monday!
Welcome to the Joy's Life Tags & Bags Blog Hop!
I'm so happy you decided to join us :)

If you arrived here from Cyndy's blog, then you are in the right spot. 
If you just happened to stumble across the hop today on my blog and would like to start at the beginning, then hop on over and see Joy at Joy's Life.

For my project, I decided to make a cute little bag filled with some goodies for a neighbor gift this holiday season.


I cut my bag out of the Artiste cricut cartridge at 5.25". (You can find this bag on page 79 in the handbook)
I added a snowflake, also from the artiste cartridge (pg. 79), cut out at 3"

Inside my bag I added some peppermint hot cocoa and some mini candy canes:


So cute!

I cut my tag out of the artiste cartridge (pg. 64) at 3" and it was the perfect size for this adorable sentiment from the Wintery Puns stamp set from Joy's Life:

Isn't that sentiment perfect for a gift bag filled with Hot Chocolate??

I also have a gift for one of you!
I am going to offer the following paper pad to one lucky follower:

All you have to do to be eligible is:
1. Be a follower of my blog
&
2. Leave me a comment on this post.

That's it! Easy peasy :)
I will have random.org pick a winner from the comments on Monday Nov.26, 2012 so make sure you check back then to see if you are the winner.

Thanks so much for joining us & hopping with us!

Your next stop on the hop is the very talented Laura!

In case you get lost along the way, here is the complete lineup:


I hope you have a great crafty day!
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Supplies:
Cricut Cartridge: Artiste
Card Stock: White (Georgia Pacific)
Patterned Paper: Winter Twig (Little Yellow Bicycle)
Ink: Aquarium (Martha Stewart)
Misc.: Tulle (Dollar Tree), Pearls (Queen & Co.), Foam Adhesive, Dazzling Diamonds (SU!)

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Dear Santa....I can explain

For my Craftwork Cards DT Announcement, Click HERE

For my PDE #45 Food & Beverage post, Click HERE


Hello and Happy Saturday!

I hope you are all off to a wonderful start to your weekend!

I've been working on my holiday cards for the last few weeks and the sketches over at Freshly Made Sketches has really helped me get some done.

When I saw this week's sketch, I knew what I wanted to do with it right away.
Here is sketch #60:

and here is the card that I created from the sketch:

I kept it really simple and did not embellish too much that way it is much easier and cheaper to mail :) 
I let that cute little mouse stamp be my focus of the card.
I wonder what he needs to explain? haha! 
Maybe he got into some cheese he should have left alone??

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by my blog today and take a look at my latest creation!
I really appreciate it!
I hope you all have a fabulous crafty weekend!
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Supplies:
Card Stock: Pear Pizzazz (SU!), White (Georgia Pacific)
Patterned Paper: Merry (My Mind's Eye)
Die: Classic Scallop Circles (Spellbinders)
Stamp: Cling Max Letter (Stampendous)
Ink: Archival Black
Misc.: Crayola Colored Pencils, White Gel Pen (Marvy)

Friday, November 9, 2012

Craftwork Cards Design Team Announcement!!!

For my PDE Ch.#45--Food & Beverage, Click HERE

Hello and Happy Friday!!!

I am some very exciting news to share with you all! 
Craftwork Cards is announcing their USA Design Team 
and
I am thrilled to say that I will be on it!!


I am so honored and so excited to be working with their Candi line and look forward to showing you some projects showing you different ways to use these super fun items! I hope I inspire you!

You can see all of the Craftwork Cards products, by checking out their store HERE

Please make sure you head over to the Craftwork Cards USA Blog to meet the entire design team and leave some love. We would also love it if you would follow the Craftwork Cards USA Blog while you are there :) 

I hope you have a fabulous crafty day!
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PDEC #45--Food & Beverage

Happy Friday! Don't you just love Fridays? 
Today is the start of a brand new challenge at
Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges!

Ch#45: Food & Beverages
Create any type of project featuring 
FOOD and / or BEVERAGES.
StartsFriday, November 9th 12:00 am EST
Ends: Thursday, November 15th, Noon EST
Winner (chosen by random.org) Announced: Thursday, November 15th late afternoon

Our Sponsor this challenge is
Fresh Brewed Designs
http://freshbreweddesigns.com/
Prize: 3 digis of the winner's choice

Here's my project:


I decided to make a little gift of peanuts to give to my hubby.
I cut my box out of the Artiste Cricut Cartridge at 4". It is the 3D object on page 67 in the handbook.
The frame layer was cut a little bigger, 4.75" to fit my little squirrel and at 4.25" for my sentiment.
I stamped my squirrel and then hand cut it out and popped him up on the frame layer.


Here is a picture of the peanuts out of the box:

I just poured the peanuts into a freezer storage bag, tied it off with ribbon and then trimmed off the excess with scissors.

He loved it and the peanuts did not last very long.
Haha!

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by my blog today!
I really appreciate it :) 

Please make sure you stop by Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges to see what my lovely DT sisters came up with for the challenge, as well as entering it yourself. 
I would love to see what you create!
I hope you have a fabulous crafty day!




Enter your project below!
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Supplies:
Cricut Cartridge: Artiste
Card Stock: Real Red (SU!), Cream (Recollections)
Patterned Paper: Hello Luscious (Basic Grey)
Stamp: Woodland Friends (Hampton Art)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (SU!), Vintage Photo (Tim Holtz)
Misc.: Ribbon (Offray), Crayola Colored Pencils, Foam Adhesive (Elmer's)

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Happy Holly Days

Happy Wednesday!

This week the Joy's Life Design Team has been showing you ways to create some tags using those awesome Joy's Life Stamps.

I have been trying to get a jump start on my Christmas tags for gifts so I was so happy to hear we were going to be doing this project.

Here are the tags that I made:

I cut my "tags"out of the Elegant Edges cricut cartridge at 3".
The holly was cut from the Winter Woodland cricut cartridge at 1.5".

I punched a hole at the top and threaded some twine through and then secured that with some more twine and a button.

Look at this cute sentiment from the Wintery Puns stamp set:

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

Don't forget to check out the Joy's Life DT blog for daily inspiration.

To see all of Joy's fabulous projects, checkout her store HERE

I hope you have a great crafty day!
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*I created this project while on the Joy's Life Design Team*

Supplies:
Cricut Cartridge: Elegant Edges & Winter Woodland
Cuttlebug: Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Card Stock: White (Georgia Pacific)
Patterned Paper: Countdown to Christmas (My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Real Red (SU!)
Misc.: Xmas Red Stickles, Twine (Trendy Twine), Button, Real Red Stampin Write Marker (SU!)
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