Saturday, June 29, 2013

Red, White & Blue Blog Hop

Happy Saturday!
Welcome to the Red, White & Blue Blog Hop!

I am so happy that you could join us on this hop!
If you arrived here from Meagan @ Thoughts of Scrapbooking, 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 just hop on over and see Joy at Joy's Life.

For my project, I decided to make a little gift and card to give to someone on the 4th of July.

Here is the card:

I used some little fireworks from the Silhouette store and popped up the middle one with some foam adhesive to add a little dimension. I embossed my white layer that is on my card base with my swiss dots embossing folder.
Before I embossed though, I stamped my sentiment.
My sentiment came from the Yummy Pun Stamp Set from Joy's Life Stamps.

Here is the inside of the card:

For my greeting inside, I used sentiments from the 
Everyday Occasions as well as the Holiday Occasions stamp sets from Joy's Life Stamps.

Here is the gift that goes along with the card:

My box also came from the Silhouette online store and I added some fun noise makers

Here is a picture of the card and gift together:

What's a blog hop without some candy?
I am going to give the following prize away to a follower of my blog:

For your chance to win this pack of Memento inks, all you have to do is:

1. Be a follower of my blog
2. Leave me a comment on this post

That's it! Easy Peasy! :)
I will have pick a winner next Friday (July 5, 2013)
so make sure you come back and check to see if you are the winner!

Your next stop is the very talented Patty @ Crafty Kitten

Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:

You can find all of Joy's Products HERE

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

Card Stock: White (Georgia Pacific), Blue (?), Real Red (SU!)
Cuttlebug: Swiss Dots
Stamps: Everyday Occasions, Holiday Occasions, Yummy Pun (Joy's Life Stamps)
Ink: Real Red (SU!)
Punch: Zig Zag (Martha Stewart)
Silhouette Files: 3 Fireworks (#29517) & 3D 4th popper box (#44278)
Misc.: Tiara Stickles, Foam Adhesive, White Enamel Accents, Bling (Offray), Simply Blue, Simply Red & Simply White Rumple Ribbon (LoveBug Creations)

Friday, June 28, 2013

Sweet Summertime Wishes, Watermelon Style!

For my mini album blog hop post, please click HERE

Happy Friday!
Today I get to show you another
project using those fabulous stamps from Joy's Life!

This week the Design Team has been focusing on projects that feature Watermelon!
Yum! I don't know about you but Watermelon screams summer to me!
I love sitting on my back deck in the evenings and enjoying a piece of nice cold watermelon!
Ok, onto my project cause now I am getting hungry lol!

I found my card shape as well as that adorable bear eating the watermelon in the silhouette store (design id #'s below). To accent the bow on my bear, I added a little bit of stickles. I also added some glossy accents to the watermelon seeds and her little nose. I then popped her up off of the card with some foam adhesive to give my card a little dimension. 
I think this little card is perfect to send to someone to let them know that you are thinking of them.

I got this adorable sentiment from the 
Sweet Popsicle Puns stamp set from 

There are so many great sayings as well as super cute images on the 

You can see all of Joy's products by clicking HERE

Don't forget about the Red, White and Blue Blog Hop that starts tomorrow at!
Hope to see you there!

Thanks 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 Design Team Blog for daily inspiration!
I hope you have a great crafty day!
*I created this card while on the Joy's Life Design Team*

Supplies Used:
Card Stock: Pear Pizzazz (SU!), White (Georgia Pacific), Brown (DCWV), All Others (Recollections)
Patterned Paper: DCWV
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Silhouette Store: Cute Bear Peeking Over Watermelon (Design ID #41530), Card Basics (Design ID #20833)
Misc.: Buttons, Twine, Firefly Stickles, Glossy Accents, Foam Adhesive, Gel Pen (Marvy)
Thursday, June 27, 2013

I'm A Fan Of You!

For my mini album blog hop post, please click HERE

Hi everyone!
Happy Thursday!
Today I get to show you another project using 
that awesome CANDi!

I decided to make a fun little card that would perfect for me to give to someone to hopefully brighten their day.

Here is a close up of the CANDi on the fan:

For my project, I used the red from the

For the UK store, click HERE

You can also find CANDi in the US at many online retailers including

Don't forget to stop by the Craftwork Cards CANDi USA DT blog for daily inspiration!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I hope you have a fabulous crafty day!
*I created this project while on the Craftwork Cards CANDi USA DT*

Cardstock: Red (Core'dinations), White (Georgia Pacific)
Patterned Paper: Natural Expressions (ColorBok)
Stamp: Studio G
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento) & Real Red (SU!)
Markers: Bic
Ribbon: Offray
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Mini Album Blog Hop!

Hi everyone!
Happy Wednesday!

Are you ready to hop and get some mini album inspiration??
If you came here from Boots and Bling Time, then you are in the right spot. 
If you just happened to stumble across the hop on my blog today and would like to start at the beginning, then just hop on over and see Mary at Cardz TV.

Before I show you my mini album, I would like to say Thank You to 
for sponsoring this hop with 3 files to one lucky winner!
You can find out more info on how to be in the running for that prize at Mary's blog

Ok, onto my mini album:
*Warning: Very Photo Heavy*

I decided to make an envelope mini based on the tutorial from Kathy Orta that can be found HERE
I made my mini album using notecards and note card envelopes so mine is a little smaller than the one seen in Kathy's video but I just adjusted the measurements to fit my needs.

Here is my mini:
(you can click on the photos to enlarge)
I decided to make my mini into a little album that will be used to hold little mementos and photos of me and my hubby through the years. For the cover, I added some lace and some feather trim to the edge of the album. The flower was made by me using some ribbon and pearls with a few pearl sprays peeking out from behind the flower. I used some glossy accents on the Eiffel tower and on the little crown to give it a little more dimension. All of my patterned papers are from the Blush 6x6 paper pad by My Mind's Eye. My Kraft and Cream card stocks are from Recollections and my Pink card stock is Pink Pirouette from SU!

Inside cover and page 1:
On the inside front cover, I made a mini waterfall to hold some small photos.
You can find the tutorial on how to make a waterfall feature for your mini albums on 
My Sister's Scrapper You Tube Video HERE.
My mini album is not embellished a lot right now. I plan on embellishing more as pictures are added to the album. 

Pages 2 & 3:

Pages 4 & 5:

Pages 6 & 7:

Pages 8 & 9:

Pages 10 & 11:

Pages 12 & 13:

Pages 14 & 15:

Pages 16 & 17:

Page 18 & Back Cover:

Here is a quick video that shows the pages being opened and the tags:

What's a hop without a little candy?
I have a little blog candy to give away to one lucky follower:
I will be giving away this Deja Views chipboard mini album.
All you have to do to be eligible for my candy is:
1. Be a follower of my blog
2. Leave me a comment on this post.
That's it!
I will have pick a winner from all the comments and announce the winner here on 
July 5, 2013, so make sure you come back to see if you won :) 

Your next stop on the hop is the fabulously gifted Ginger of

In case you get lost along the way, here is the complete lineup:
Mary @ Cardz TV
Stacey @ Stacey's Creative Corner (You are here)
Ginger @ My Sisters Scrapper (Your next stop)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I really appreciate it!
I hope you have a fabulous crafty day!
Have fun hopping!
Patterned Paper: Blush (MME)
Card stock: Cream & Kraft (Recollections), Pink Pirouette (SU!)
Punches: Small Heart Punch & Full Heart Punch (SU!), Traditional Scallop Border Punch (Martha Stewart), Corner Chompers (We R Memory Keepers), Envelope Punch Board (We R Memory Keepers)
Stamps: Journaling stamp (Autumn Leaves), Flourish Journals (Kaiser Scrapbook),  Birthday/Date (Hampton Art), Memory Boxes (Kaiser Scrapbook)
Inks: Vintage Photo (Tim Holtz), Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Ribbons/Trim: Ribbon (Offray), Feather Trim (Websters Pages)
Misc.: Pearls (Queen & Co.), White Pearl Spray, Glossy Accents, Bling (Queen & Co), Tim Holtz Adage Tickets, Magnetic Discs (Basic Grey), DMC Floss, Envelopes and Notecards (Canvas Corp.)
Silhouette Files: Library card & pocket (#38435), Paris Label (#38915), 3 print & cut labels (#6835)
Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Krafty Girls #19---Shaped Cards

For my Use It Tuesday #58 post, please click HERE

Hello and Happy Tuesday!
Are you guys ready for another fun challenge from the 

Create a shaped card! 

For my card, I decided to go with this cute little boot file that I found in the Silhouette Online Store:

I simply cut out my card base and then adhered my patterned paper layer. 
For my sentiment, I simply stamped it onto some scrap cardstock and then trimmed it and cut the edge to give it a banner shape. 

I hope you will head over to the 
and take a peek at the awesome inspiration from my amazing design team sisters as well as entering the challenge yourself :)
I would love to see what you create!

I will also be linking up my card at
On The Farm

Thanks for stopping by!
I really appreciate it!
I hope you have a fabulous crafty day!

Silhouette: A2 Lori Whitlock Boot Shaped Card Design ID #43737
Cardstock: Brown (Core'dinations), White (Georgia Pacific)
Patterned Paper: The Guy Stack (DCWV)
Ink: Studio G
Cuttlebug: Swiss Dots

Use It Tuesday #58---Bring On The Sunshine!

Hi there!
Happy Tuesday!
Are you guys ready for another great challenge that starts today at 

Challenge #58---Bring On The Sunshine!

When I hear "Sunshine", I automatically think of the beach.
There is nothing quite like going to the beach on a warm summer day & soaking up some sun.
Although I could do without the mess of the sand lol!

Here is the card that I created for the challenge:

For my hoarded supplies, I used 2 different stamp sets that were purchased about a year and a half ago and used them for the very first time on this card. 

I hope you will stop by the Use It Tuesday blog and join in on the challenge!

Let's see you use up some of those hoarded products :) 
While you are there, don't forget to look at the amazing creations my wonderful DT sisters came up with.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and taking a look at my latest creation!
I really appreciate it!
I hope you have a fabulous crafty day!
Card stock: Bermuda Bay (SU!), White (Georgia Pacific)
Stamps: Luau (Hampton Art) & Travel Words (Inkadinkado)
Ink: Bermuda Bay & Melon Mambo (SU!)
Cuttlebug: Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Dies: Big Scalloped Rectangles Small (Spellbinders)
Misc.: Pearls (Queen & Co.), Dazzling Details (SU!)
Monday, June 24, 2013

Print and Cut 4th Of July Card

Happy Monday!
I hope you all had a fabulous weekend and are ready to get crafty with new challenges from

Paper Playtime (PPT) #13: Red, White & Blue

Here is my project that incorporates both challenges:

Can I just tell you how much I love the print and cut feature on the silhouette? lol
This cute little bear came from the silhouette online store, design ID# 42947, and it was a breeze to create my card to send to someone for the 4th of July!
I popped him up with some foam adhesive to give my card a little more dimension.

Thanks 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 Paper Playtime & Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges
to see the amazing creations my fabulous Design Team sisters came up with for the challenges as well as entering the challenge yourself! I would love to see what you create!

I am also entering my card into the challenge going on over at 
Challenge #2--Print and Cut

I hope you have a fabulous crafty day!
Cardstock: Real Red & Midnight Muse (SU!), White (Georgia Pacific)
Silhouette: 4th of July Bear Print and Cut #42947
Dies: Labels 4 (Spellbinders)
Misc.: Foam Adhesive, Ribbon (Offray), Button, Twine (Trendy Twine), White Gel Pen (Marvy), Real Red Marker (SU!)
Saturday, June 22, 2013

Tigger Wobble

Hi everyone!
Happy Saturday!
I hope your weekend is off to a fabulous start!

Today I get to show you another
 fun little card using those awesome Action Wobbles!

I don't know about you, but I adore Winnie The Pooh and all of his friends :)
When I was going through my cricut cartridges, I came across Tigger and thought how fun he would be on a wobble!

I cut Tigger out of the Pooh & Friends Cricut Cartridge at 5" and added a wobble to him.
I had to trim the wobble just a slight bit to accommodate the openings in his arms, but it was simple to do and didn't affect the wobble action at all.  
I kept my card pretty simple and just added a little a fun little border across the bottom and added a few little buttons with some floss knots to the upper left hand side of my card.

Ready to "bounce"

"Bouncy, flouncy, trouncy, pouncy, fun, fun, fun, fun, fun....
The wonderful thing about Tiggers is I'm the only one" 

I love how Action Wobbles bring my card to life!

You can purchase Action Wobbles at the

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look at my latest creation!
I really appreciate it!
Don't forget to stop by the Action Wobble site for daily inspiration!
I hope you have a fabulous crafty day!
*I created this card while on the Action Wobble Design Team*

Cardstock: Black (Core'dinations), White (Georgia Pacific), Orange (Bazzill), Yellow and Pink (Recollections)
Patterned Paper: DCWV
Cricut Cartridge: Pooh & Friends (cut at 5")
Punch: Scallop Sentiment (Fiskars)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Misc.: Buttons, DMC Floss, Action Wobble, Glue Dots
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Craftwork Cards Blog Hop!

Hi there!
Welcome to the Craftwork Cards Blog Co-Blog Hop!
The USA & UK designers have got some wonderful inspiration for you
using the new Wreath line from Craftwork Cards.

I got to play with the Vintage Chic Wreath Kit:

For my project, I decided to make the wreaths into some little picture frames.

I simply made the wreaths as instructed in the kit, then used some adhesive and attached photos of my children behind each one. I added some Polka Dots Sugar Frosting CANDi to the centers of my flowers and used some glimmer mist to add a little sparkle to them as well. 

Here is a picture of the wreaths hanging up in my entry way:

I love all the pastel colors mixed with the shades of browns on the flowers in this kit!

 You can get all these kits at
Each of the designer's are also giving away a wreath
to one lucky person who comment on the day they post so make sure
you comment and also follow our blogs!
We love our followers!

What's a blog hop without a little candy?
I am going to give the following kit away to one lucky follower and commentor:

Make sure you leave a comment on this post for your chance to win!

Here is the blog hop order for today:
You are here:
USA DT Member:Stacey (Vintage Chic)
Your next stop: UK DT Member:  Linda Walmsley (Party Time)  Blog:
USA DT Member: Mandee Madge~
UK DT Member:  Tina Boyden Blog:

If you just happened to stumble across the hop today on my blog, or have missed a few days,
be sure to check out the Craftwork Cards CANDi USA blog for the complete line up for each day.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I hope you have a fabulous crafty day!
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