Saturday, December 31, 2016

HIMCR #282 - Freestyle!

This weeks sponsor is Di's DigiStamps!

The giveaway is $12 Gift Certificate to Di's DigiStamps!  They have some really cute images, I just love them.
Since we are doing freestyle I decided to break out my Unity Stamps since its been a while since I got to use them and I was also in the middle of organizing them (yet again lol). 
Supplies used: MME Paper, Spellbinders, Unity Stamps

Saturday, September 17, 2016

HIMCR #267 - Designer Paper X3!

Welcome the the HIMCR #267 Designer Paper x 3.  This weeks challenge is to use 3 pieces of designer paper.  This weeks challenge is sponsored by DCWV and one lucky winner will receive a priza pack worth $100.00

For this weeks card, I grabbed my hexagon punch and made a strip on the left and stamped a sentiment on the bottom.  Good luck and I can't wait to see what you create.

Supplies used:  DCWV Sweet Tangerine, Unity SM Stackers, Distress Ink

Saturday, September 3, 2016

HIMCR #265 - Fall Colors!

Welcome to the HIMCR Fall Colors Challenge.  To be honest I always struggle with fall colors and this card took many variations and attempts before I was happy with it.  So for all you fall card lovers my hats off to you and for those that struggle like me hang in there.  This weeks challenge is sponsored by Pickled Potpourri!

The giveaway is $7 gift certificate from Pickled Potpourri!

Supplies used:  MME Paper, Unity Stamps, Pickled Potpourri Stamps, Sequins

Saturday, August 27, 2016

MIMCR # 264 Any Holiday

HIMCR #264 - Any Holiday!

The sponsor is Hiding in My Craft Room!
The giveaway is TBA!

Welcome to the Hiding in My Craft Room Any Holiday Challenge.  This weeks challenge is to create a project for any holiday.  For this week's post I decided to do something for Halloween since I have done a lot of Christmas lately.  This is a tag I made to go on a Halloween page.  My son loves super heros and dressed up as Spiderman last year so I thought this would be perfect for the page.  I made the web from decoden bling and added glitter while it was still wet.  I love how it turned out.  

Supplies used:  MME paper, Viva Las Vegas Stamps, Decoden Bling, Flair

Saturday, August 20, 2016


Welcome to the the Hiding in My Craft Room Challenge #263.  This weeks challenge is "Yummy" and is sponsored by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps!, with a prize of the 3 stamps used by the DT for the challenge.

I used the chocoholic stamp set, and made a criss cross card.  I just love the cupcake in this set and I used the chocolate kiss for the tab.

Supplies used: MME Lost and Found, Sweet n Sassy Stamps, Stickles, Shinhan Touch Markers

Saturday, August 13, 2016

HIMCR Blogiversary Celebration Challenge #3

Welcome to the Hiding in My Craft Room Blogiversary Super Scraps Challenge sponsored by My Besties.  They have some super cute images and the prize is the three images used by the DT this week.

For this weeks challenge I used my scraps to punch out some hexagon shapes to create my background.  I love using this punch for using scraps and do it all the time even on layouts.  Good luck and I look forward to seeing your entries

Supplies used: Paper Scraps, Shin Han Touch Markers, My Besties Stamp

Saturday, August 6, 2016

HIMCR #262 - Pastels!

The sponsor is Graciellie Design!

The giveaway is a Graciellie Design Stamp Set!

For this weeks challenge I used the Birthday Wishes stamp set.  This card is one I made for an upcoming birthday.  I think its perfect for an adult and I know my friend will love it.  Good luck and I look forward to your creations.
Supplies used: Gracielle Birthday Wishes Stamp Set, MME Blush, Shinhan Touch Markers

Friday, August 5, 2016

HIMCR #261 Freestyle with a Twist

Welcome to the Hiding in My Craft Room Freestyle with a twist.  Anything goes except it must be Christmas in keeping with our Christmas in July theme!

The sponsor is A Day for Daisies!

The giveaway is $12 gift certificate to A Day for Daisies!
For this weeks challenge I used the Christmas Bulbs image.
 Supplies used: Day for Daisies Christmas Bulbs, Shinhan Touch Markers, Stickles, Carta Bella Winter Wishes

Saturday, July 23, 2016

HIMCR #260 - Christmas in July!!

Welcome to the Christmas in July Challenge at Hiding in My Craft Room, this weeks challenge is sponsored by DCWV.  They are one of my favorite paper companies and I personally love their stacks for mini albums especially, its very economical especially when you give them as gifts.  I made this card from the French Country Stack, it wasn't Christmas but I love the shabby/vintage look of this stack and these papers were the perfect backdrop for this Snow Peep from Unity.  Don't forget to enter for your chance to win a box of goodies worth $100, I can't wait to see what you come up with.

Supplies used: DCWV, Unity Stamps, Shinhan Touch Markers, Stickles

Saturday, July 16, 2016

HIMCR #259 - Try a new fold and share

Its Saturday so that means another challenge from Hiding in My Craft Room.  This weeks challenge is to make a project with any fold other than the standard 4 1/4 x 5 2/4" card.  We were given this lovely digital paper from MHK Designs and a lovely digital stamp set.  I choose to layer my stamp on the paper.  Since the image was squarish I decided to make an easel card.  I used some Distress Ink to give the paper a more vintage vibe to match the stamp set.  Have fun and I can't wait to see what you come up with

Supplies used: MK Designs Skating By Digital Stamps and Deck the Halls Paper, Distress Ink

Saturday, July 9, 2016

HIMCR #258 - Super Scraps Saturday with a Twist! Make is Christmas!

 It's time for another challenge at Hiding in My Craft Room, this weeks challenge is Super Scraps with a Twist, the twist is to make it Christmas.  This weeks challenge is being sponsored by Digital Delights and the winner will receive a $5 GC to spend in their store.

Since I haven't got much Christmas scraps right now I decided to do non traditional colors and grabbed this scrap from my sweet tangerine stack from DCWV.  I based the card colors off the muted tones in the paper, added a few sequins and voila.  I really like how this turned out, and will remember to try non traditional colors next time.  Even the brown matting was a scrap from last weeks project, see it pays not to clean up once in a while :).  Good luck and I can't wait to see your creations.

Supplies used: Digital Delights Stamps, DCWV Paper, Shinhan Touch Markers, Sequins

Saturday, July 2, 2016

HIMCR #257 - Christmas Colors

It's time for another HIMCR, this weeks challenge is to create a project using Christmas colors.  The prize is 3 images from Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and More!  Stop on by they have some really cute images.  For this challenge I decided to make some gift card holders, I use these a lot at Christmas so I decided to get a head start.  I left the inside blank (except for the pocket to hold the gift card) since I am not sure who these will be given to.  Don't forget to enter and good luck to everyone.  If you want to see how to make one of these here is a video tutorial on how.

Supplies used: DCWV Paper, Robins Fetish Stamps, Shinhan Markers

Saturday, June 25, 2016

HIMCR # 256 - Any Holiday

This week the challenge from Hiding My Craft Room is to create a project for any holiday.  I was given this wonderful stamp from Sami Stamps.  I just love how the kitten looks, my daughter is in love with this stamp and is already planning to use it on her tribute to her recently deceased kitty.  This weeks prize is a $12 Gift Certificate to their store, all you need to do is link your project to Hiding In My Craft Room and follow the rules to make sure you qualify.  Good luck and I look forward to seeing your creations.

Supplies use: Sami Stamps, Unity Stamps, Spellbinders, Fancy Pants Paper, Sequins, MME Paper

Saturday, June 18, 2016

HIMCR #255 - Masculine !

 It's another Saturday which means its time for a new Hiding in My Craft Room Challenge.  This weeks challenge is masculine and its being sponsored by Pickled-Potpourri.  They have generously donated a Gift Certificate for their store.  Since Father's day is this Sunday I decided to make a Father's day card for my husband.  I loved these cute trains and think they were perfect for father's day.  Unfortunately it looks like my red marker is almost dried out so the red color isn't as smooth as I would have liked so I guess I need to do some shopping ;).

Supplies used: Pickled Potpourri stamps, Shinhan markers, twine, MME paper

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Hiding in My Craft Room - Scraps Challenge

I am so excited to announce that I am now part of the Hiding in My Craft Room design team (HIMCR).  It's a challenge blog and each week there are great prizes.  This weeks challenge was to use your scraps.  My favorite way to use my scraps is to grab my hexagon punch and punch out a bunch especially when I use my 6x6 pads.  To enter just follow this link and link up your project and you will be entered in to a draw for some Sweet and Sassy stamps.  I used a cute flower pot kid stamp for this weeks challenge.  I decided not to add a sentiment because I am going to add it when I need it since I can't decide if it should be a baby shower card or birthday card for a little girl.  I like to have a stash of blank cards on hand because it makes it easy when I need one.

Supplies used: Scrap paper, Sweet and Sassy Stamps, Shinhan Touch Markers

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Happy Mothers Day

Now that Mother's day is past, I can post the cards I made for my mom and mother in law.  I love this stamp set from Unity.  I cut the butterfly out and popped it up with some foam dots and cut out the frame with a spellbinders set.  I am entering this in the Hiding in My Craftroom Challenge, you can also enter here

Supplies used: Unity stamps, Craftsmith paper, Shinhan touch markers, Memento ink

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Shadow Box

Here is a shadow box I made from spellbinders dies and chipboard.  I used to have a tutorial on Instructagram on how to make you own shadow box but when I went to link it I realized it was gone, so I will make another using step by step photos.  I also layered the flowers by stamping them multiple times, cutting, and then layering  various pieces of the flowers but its so hard to get the dimension of this in a picture.  First I was fighting with a reflection and shadows from the frame and then second trying to get a good shot of the inside bits it really tough but it is very dimensional and nicer in real life.

Supplies used: Unity Stamps, Shinhan Touch Markers, Enamel Dots, Spellbinders Scallop Squares, Squares, Floral Flourishes

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Sigh Where does time go

Sigh... I know its a cliché but where does the time go.  I can't believe that my little girl is growing up.  I was scrapbooking on a retreat and brought some pictures that were three years old and I got a bit misty eyed when I saw the pictures.  They are growing up so fast, and the little girl in this picture is a lot bigger and a lot cuter (okay I may be biased on that one).

Supplies used: Simple Stories I am, American Crafts Cardstock, Doiley, Foil Paper, Sizzix dies

Monday, May 23, 2016

Quick and Easy Mini Album

I just wanted to share a quick and easy mini album I figured out how to make. A friend brought one to a crop but couldn't remember how to make it so once I had the pattern figured out I made one for myself. I think this is a nice one that would make a great gift and since it has pockets I put some photo mats in them and stamped a journal box on the other side and added some washi for a cute touch.

Mini Album Closed

Mini Album Fully Unfolded (notice all the photo mats)
Closeup of the journal box
Supplies used: Unity Stamps Take Note, Craft Smith Mint Pink, Washi, Enamel Dots