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 story....my 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.  


click below for:


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....
and

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!!

You can see the Pink & Main Blog HERE,
 the Pink & Main Store HERE
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

Monday, April 17, 2017

Hello

Hey crafty friends!
I hope you all had a fabulous Easter!
We had a nice family dinner with lots of yummy food and laughter.
I was able to put a card together last night for a few challenges.
They are:
and 

Here is a look at the card I created for the above challenges:


This card was so super simple to make! I made my card base from some Kraft cardstock and picked out some scrap pieces of patterned paper for everything else. I notched out the ends of the banner pieces and layered them together making sure to overlap just a little. I added some faux stitching all around my card base and the banner pieces with my white gel pen. I pulled out my neglected Pansy flower punch and punched out 2 flowers, layered them on top of each other and curled the ends up for a little dimension. I added some leaves from another neglected punch and attached the flower piece to my card. I finished off the flower with a button center and a crochet thread bow. For my greeting, I die cut the "hello" and placed it along the bottom. Like I said, so simple but I'm really liking it! 

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by my blog and take a look at my latest creation!
I really appreciate it!!
I hope you have a great crafty day!

Supply List:
--Cardstock: Recollections
--Patterned Paper: Collectable (MME)
--Dies: Hello (Impression Obsession)
--Punches: Pansy (SU!), Rose Leaf (Martha Stewart)
--Misc.: White Gel Pen, Crochet Thread, Button


Friday, April 14, 2017

Smashing Birthday!

Hey crafty friends!
I hope you are all having a fantastic Friday so far!
I was able to find a little bit of time to create a card for the current challenge over at 
Challenge #2 is all about Interactive Cards.
My mind automatically went to the fun Pinata from the Year Seven stamp set.


I created my card base and layered some of the blue plaid paper from the Rainbow Perfectly Plaid paper pad. I rounded the bottom two corners and drew some stitching line around the perimeter. I cut out two smaller rectangles from the Stitched Journaling Card die set, set one aside and then used one of the dies from the Slide On Over die set on the other. I colored my pinata with my Copics and added some candy to the bottom half. I added a string (loosely) to the back of my pinata and tucked the top of the string behind the card layer and added my pinata to the channel using a penny. I used some foam tape and placed it on top of the other white layer panel. I added it to my card base and popped up my sentiment so that my string could easily "slide" under. I finished off the card with some wink of stella and some colorful sequins. 



I will also be entering this card into the following challenges:


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: White (Recollections), Sugarplum (Lawn Fawn)
--Patterned Paper: Rainbow Perfectly Plaid (Lawn Fawn)
--Stamp: Year Seven (Lawn Fawn)
--Dies: Year Seven, Stitched Journaling Card and Slide On Over (lawn Fawn)
--Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento
--Copics: BG45, RV04, V17, YG06, YR04, Y06, Y08
--Misc.: Sequins, Foam Tape, Crochet Thread, White Gel Pen, Wink Of Stella


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Butterfly Hello

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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 


I love the butterflies in the Inspire stamp set and love that there are now coordinating dies!!


I wanted to make a fairly simple card that would be super easy and flat to mail. I love the look of ombre so I inked up my butterflies from the Inspire stamp set starting with a light blue and progressing downwards until the purple. I set that off the the side to dry for a bit since I used some chalk ink. Once it was dry, I used the coordinating Inspire Dies to cut it out. I know I said this earlier but I LOVE that there are dies now!! I used my ink pad to ink up some scrap cardstock with the purple color. I ran it through my die cutting machine once it was dry using the Hello die. I popped up my butterflies with some foam tape for a little dimension. I added just a touch of wink of stella to the hello and a few of the butterflies for a little shimmer. I added some sequins and a blue twine bow at the top and finished off my card by rounding the bottom two corners. So simple but I think it turned out absolutely beautiful! 

You can see the Pink & Main Blog HERE,
 the Pink & Main Store HERE
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: Recollections
--Stamps: Inspire
--Dies: Inspire, Hello
--Inks; Colorbox
--Misc.: Twine, Sequins, Corner Rounder, Wink Of Stella

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Christmas Card Challenges #10

Hey crafty friends!
I hope that your Sunday is off to a great start!
Today starts the beginning of a new challenge over at

The challenge is a photo challenge:


What a pretty gingerbread house! None that I have ever made with my kids turned out looking that pretty, that's for sure lol! Here is a look at the paper one that I made for the challenge ;) 



I started off with a kraft cardbase and added some fun polka dot patterned paper on top. I cut out my gingerbread house with my Cricut and an SVG file from KaDoodle Bug. I layered all the pieces together (really quite easy) and added it to a vellum circle. I popped it up onto the front of my card with some foam dots strategically hidden behind the house. I added a fun little paper bow to the top and my greeting, also popped up, underneath the house. I added a bit of Frosted Lace stickles to my gumdrops to hopefully look like sugar and some white enamel accents for the frosting.  Super easy and simple! 

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; Vellum and Recollections
--Patterned paper: Merry Little Christmas (MME)
--SVG: Oh Ginger Snaps (KaDoodle Bug Designs)
--Stamp: Christmas Greeting Words (PKS)
--Ink: Rich Cocoa (Memento Luxe)
--Dies: Bunch Of Fun Circles, Small Stitched Scalloped Bow, Trio Stitched Banners (MCT)
--Misc.: White Enamel Accents, Frosted Lace Stickles, Foam Tape
Thursday, April 6, 2017

If You Give A Crafter A Cookie #66

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

The sponsor for this challenge is

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

(this is not my photo)

Here is the card that I created based on the above photo:


I colored some of the images in the Chirpy Chirp Chirp stamp set and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I layered them onto a white rectangle panel, used a grass die and created a little scene. I added some ribbon and a bow to opposite corners on my plaid paper and added everything to my purple cardbase. So cute!

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: White (Recollections), Purple (DCWV)
--Patterned Paper: Rainbow Perfectly Plaid (Lawn Fawn)
--Stamps: Chirpy Chirp Chirp (lawn Fawn)
--Dies: Stitched Grass Die (MCT), Cross Stitch Rectangle Stax (MFT)
--Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento
--Copics: C0, E33, E35, N0, N2, N4, RV10, V12, V15, Y00, Y02, YR14
--Misc.: Wink of Stella, Foam Tape, Ribbon
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

I Love Roo

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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 


My card today shows a little sneak peek of a soon to be released stamp set called


I love the little kangaroo in this stamp set so much that I knew I had to use it right away! I made a really simple card by making a kraft A2 card base. I cut some striped patterned paper from the Take Flight 2 paper pad (another sneaky peek) to 4" x 5.25" and cut out a heart using my Cricut and some pretty polka dot paper from the Shades of Spring paper pad. I layered the heart on top of the striped patterned paper with a little bit of the edge hanging off. I trimmed off the overhang and then attached my patterned paper piece to my card base. I stamped out that sweet little kangaroo from the Koalaty Friend stamp set and colored her in with my Copic markers. I used the coordinating Koalaty Friend die to cut her out and popped her up onto my card with some foam tape. I added a strip of kraft cardstock with my greeting, also from the Koalaty Friend stamp set, underneath my kangaroo with some foam tape so that she had something to sit on :) I added a crochet thread bow to her and some glossy accents to her little nose. I finished off my card with some faux stitching and some sequins. 

You can see the Pink & Main Blog HERE,
 the Pink & Main Store HERE
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: Kraft (Recollections), White (Copic)
--Patterned Paper: Shades of Spring & Take Flight 2 (Pink & Main)
--Stamp: Koalaty Friend (Pink & Main)
--Dies: Koalaty Friend Dies (Pink & Main)
--Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento
--Copics: E23, E31, E37, R11
--Misc.: White Gel Pen, Foam Tape, Crochet Thread, Glossy Accents, Sequins
Monday, April 3, 2017

FCCB #298: Easter

Happy Monday!
I hope you are having great day!

Today starts the beginning of a new challenge over at the


Challenge #298 - Easter
Make a project about Easter.

This weeks Sponsor:

Here is the project that I created for the challenge:


I cut out this sweet little basket from the Home For The Holidays-Spring & Summer Cricut cartridge using some pink cardstock. I assembled my basket and added some white cardstock to the inside to showcase the bunny (there is a chick on the other side) and added some wink of stella to the bunny. I added some white satin roses to the bottom and top corners. I tied some white tulle into some fluffy bows on each side of the handle and then filled it with some goodies.


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

Be sure to stop by the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog to see the projects that my design team sisters created! I hope you will power up that Cricut and make a Easter project for the challenge! I would love to see what you create!

 I hope you have a great crafty day!! 


Supply List:
--Cardstock: White (Georgia Pacific), Pink (Bazzill)
--Cricut: Home For The Holidays--Spring & Summer
--Misc.: Tulle, Wink Of Stella, White Roses (Recollections)

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Stick It Down April Sketch Challenge


Hi crafty friends!
 I hope your day is off to a marvelous start!
 Today I am here to share a card sketch with you from the Stick It Down Challenge Blog
Stick It Down is a monthly sketch challenge blog. They provide sketches not only for a card once a month, but also for double and single page layouts! Cool right?? The sketches are normally posted on the first of the month with reveals of the design team's interpretations throughout the month . Today I am one of the featured designer's for the month of April so I will be showing you what I created along with the sketch reveals.

Here is a look at the sketch for April 2017:


and here is the card I created based on the sketch:


I thought this would be a fun card to send to a friend and brighten their day with a little happy mail. I cut my pink cardstock to the size I wanted and ran it through my sewing machine to get some funky wavy stitched lines. I stamped my greeting and placed some vellum behind it and popped it up onto my card with some foam tape. I die cut that sweet little chickie, added a face to her and popped her up with more foam tape. I finished off my card with some enamel dots and a little bow for her hair. :) So stinkin' cute!!

I hope you will stop by the Stick It Down Challenge blog to take a look at the other sketches and I hope you are inspired to join us!
 I would love for you to link up so I could take a peek at what you created :) 

 Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and taking a look at my latest creation! 
I really do appreciate it!
 I hope you have a great crafty day!


Supply List:
--cardstock: Daffodil Delight (SU!), All Others (Recollections)
--Patterned Paper: Easter Express (Doodlebug)
--Stamp: Hello Chickie (MCT), Chickie Face Asst. (PKS)
--Dies: Hello Chickie (MCT)
--Misc.: Foam Tape, Onyx Black Versafine, Crochet Thread, Wink of Stella, Sewing Machine
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Happy Easter Gift Bag

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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 


With Easter quickly approaching, I thought I would make another little treat holder.


I used a punch board to create my little bag and then got busy decorating. I added a little lace trim by using one of the Lacy Border Dies and cutting it out of some white cardstock. I glued it around the top of my bag and then wrapped some crochet thread around and added a little bow. I stamped the "Happy Easter" from the Easter Icons stamp set with some pale pink ink and cut it out. I popped it up with some foam tape onto a scallop circle I cut out using one of the Scallop Circle Dies. I finished off my bag with some sequins and bling. It's just waiting to be filled with some yummy candy :) 

You can see the Pink & Main Blog HERE,
 the Pink & Main Store HERE
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: Georgia Pacific
--Patterned Paper: Stampin' Up!
--Stamp: Easter Icons (Pink & Main)
--Dies: Scallop Circle Dies and Lacy Border Dies (Pink & Main)
--Ink: Angel Pink Memento
--Misc.: Sequins, Bling, Crochet Thread, Gift Bag Punch Board (WRMK)

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Christmas Card Challenges #9


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 I created:


I started out with a red card base and layered it with a piece of white cardstock and some green patterned paper. I stamped my greeting in the upper corner with some black ink. I used a mitten die to cut out my mittens. I cut them out in some patterned paper and then again in some white. I cut the top off of the white so that I could create my mitten cuffs. I added some crochet thread to tie my mittens together. I finished off my card by adding some white faux stitching around the perimeter of my card. 

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: Wild Cherry (MFT), White (Georgia pacific)
--Patterned Paper: American Crafts & The Paper Studio
--Dies: Cross Stitch Rectangle Stax (MFT), Mitten (Paper Sweeties)
--Stamp: Mixed Holiday Sentiments (MCT)
--Misc.: Crochet Thread, Onyx Black Versafine, White Gel Pen
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