Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Thank you card - 3 Girl Jam Challenge/FWF

I made this thank you card for the 3 Girl Jam December Challenge, there is still time to enter here.  I can never have too many thank you cards on hand, if you haven't tried their ribbon you should.  I has a nice stretch to it that makes tying it on cards so much easier than regular ribbon and it comes in such pretty colors too.  They also have some really cute flairs in the store, including super hero's which I am hiding from the kids at the moment LO.

Supplies used: 3 Girl Jam Ribbon, Memento Ink, CB Folder, Unity Stamps Blossom Stackers, Spellbinders Blossom Stackers

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Don't be afraid to Sparkle

One of my resolutions for this year is to get some more layouts done.  I have a huge pile of pictures waiting to be scrapped and a ton of paper and supplies and I need to get using them more.  I plan on entering some challenges and this one is for the Hiding in My Craftroom challenge #180.  A while ago I won some washi tape and sequins from Hazel and Ruby, the package with the sequins had a picture on the back that said "Don't be afraid to sparkle a little brighter darling".  I kept the package because I loved this quote.  When I saw this paper from Craft Smith I knew it would be perfect for this quote.  I have also been experimenting with Decoden Bling and made the letters in Darling with a silicone mold.  I love the way the letters turned out, they were just perfect for this layout.

Closeup of the lettering

Supplies used: Craftsmith Holiday Elegance, Craftsmith Natural Luxery, Decoden Bling, Cameo, Hazel and Ruby Sequins

Friday, December 26, 2014

Merry Christmas-FWF

I hope everyone had a great holiday.  We spent the day with my family and it was one of my favorite Christmas's in recent memory.  I am also one lucky girl, my husband got me a subscription to the kit of the month from Unity and a bunch of Unity Stamps.  My husband and I have a tradition of making cards for each other and here is the one I made for him.  I forgot to take pictures before writing in it so that is why there is a piece of white cardstock in the inside.  Unity has a great sale going on right now and you can use the code LOVEU55 to get 55% off your order.  One of my most versatile sets from them is the Samantha Walker Blossom Stackers, even if you don't have the dies its a really nice set.

Supplies used: Spellbinders Floral Accents, CB Folder, Silver Cardstock, Sequins, Unity Blossom Stackers, 3 Girl Jam Ribbon

Friday, December 19, 2014

My Big Birthday Boy

Wow where does the time go?  My baby just turned five and my daughter turned 8.  Sigh I know everyone feels this way but they are growing up so fast.  I always struggle with boy cards since they are not my usual style but I am happy with how this turned out and he loved it.  He specifically asked me to make him one with this stamp and he was so excited to get it.  It was cute to see his reaction.

Supplies used: Crate Paper Boys Rule, Unity Stamps PH Determination, Spellbinders Ovals and Jumbo Scallops, Shinhan Touch Markers

FWF-My Daughter's Snow Peep Card

I have been making a bunch of Christmas cards lately, and when my 8 year old daughter saw the snow peep stamps she was in heaven.  She loves playing with my unity stamps and when I came home from work yesterday she showed me this.   Daddy cut her some shapes on the Cameo and she did the rest.  She asked me to post this because she is just like any crafter and loves getting nice comments on her work (she is just a bit more honest about it).

Supplies used: Shinhan Touch Markers, Snow Peeps, Homemade Enamel Dots

Friday, December 12, 2014

CAS Christmas Card

I am making Christmas cards again this year and have learned through the years to keep it CAS. I  need to make large quantities and after having made complicated cards over the years, I have learned my lesson.  I get bored making the same card for days on end, this is something I can whip up fairly quickly and still looks good.  I got the washi tape at Walmart with the gift wrap so it doesn't count as scrappy spending right ;)

Supplies used: Spellbinders Resplendent Retangles, Washi Tape, Unity Stamps

Friday, December 5, 2014

Fun with Decoden Bling-FWF

Recently I was lucky enough to be sent some DecoDen Bling to try.  It's really an interesting and fun product to play with.  It holds glitter very well and I have been experimenting with various ways to use it.  I used it to make the melting icicles on the stand for this card.  The stand is actually a lemonade stand from Unity but I thought it would be cute for a snow peep (it reminds me of Candy Cane stand pictures I did this year with the kids).  I just covered up the flowers and added the icicles made with the DecoDen bling.  I love how this turned out but now the kids are fighting over who gets the card, when in fact I want to keep it.

Supplies used: DecoDen Bling white, Unity Stamps Lemonade Stand, Unity Stamps Snow Peers, Twine, MME Paper