Super Sweet Friday!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Happy Sweet Friday!

The weekend is here & I'm looking for a cupcake or something sweet to eat...LOL

Here are some of my new cupcake toppers that I made using some of the adorable Samantha Walker Designs paper!

I used the Samantha Walker Cowgirl Collection on this project.

You can find this paper in the Creative Imaginations store.


The Twinery & Nikki Sivils Fun!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Welcome to The Twinery & Nikki Sivils Product Showcase!

Both design teams will be showing off a lot of fun projects so be sure to visit them all and leave comments along the way to win some fabulous prizes.

Here's my "Road Trip" mini album:

(I was inspired by my fabby fellow DT member
Monika Wright's adorable mini albums)

I also used yummy Twinery baker's twine in Lemondrop & Blossom!

The Twinery is giving away a Colorful Bunch Sampler pack.

For more details be sure to check out:
The Nikki Sivils blog -

My BFF Loves to Shop!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

I'm on a mini bag craze lately...LOL 

Here's a mini gift bag set that I made for one of my BFF's. She loves to shop. You should see her purse collection. Wow...I could literally go shopping in her closet. Every girl needs a friend like this. I get to borrow the prettiest stuff! 

I dressed the kraft bags up with adorable Imaginisce - Sole Sisters paper & embellies. I'll put some gift cards inside of each one. Gift cards are the perfect gift idea. I love for my buddies to be able to buy the things that they actually like. :)

Hope you enjoyed my mini bags. I'll be off of this craze soon...I hope!

The Perfect Man!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

I'm revealing my latest sketch today for Skipping Stones Designs. And I want to send BIG Hugs and a Thank You to the entire SSD design team. I've had soooo much fun guesting with you guys!

SSD Sketch 121

I used the fun SSD stamp set called - "Funny About Men"

Link up {Here} to play along with us!
I hope to see you all join in on the fun!

DIY Easter Gift Card Holders

Monday, March 26, 2012


Happy Monday everyone! It's standardized testing week at school so it will be a super busy one for me. Say a little prayer for us. My students have been working so hard to prepare for this this test!

I wanted to pop in today with a fun entry for the Moxie Fab World Practical Solutions Week: The Household Items Challenge. Love their fun challenges!

My home office has a stack of old and worn out file folders. Instead of throwing them out, I decided to recycle them and make gift card holders for my little cousins for Easter.
I found this really cool library card pocket template online. I printed it out and traced it on each file folder. I then cut it out and added Easter embellies. So super fun and easy to make. Want the template for yourself? Click {Here}. You can adjust the size to your liking using Picassa or Photoshop too. It is also best to use file folders with the wide tabs on them.

I added a doily and a Pretty Little Studios Peter Rabbit Vintage Tag to the front. This is the perfect embellishment for Easter projects.

When using the template, make sure you leave enough room on the inside of your pocket so that your gift card fits perfectly inside. I also added a Martha Stewart Crafts toothpick embellie.

Hope you enjoyed my little project.
Please join me tomorrow for more crafty fun!

Whimsical & Colorful!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

I just love the whimsical and colorful products over at Pretty Little Studio!

I decided to make a card instead of a layout for PLS Sketch Challenge #38.

I am a big fan of the Clowning Around Paper Pack  and the Birthday Clowns Vintage Die-Cuts. They are so adorable and perfect for card making.

Link up your creation to the sketch challenge {Here}.
You will be eligible to win a $5 Gift Card to the PLS Store.

For more inspiration be sure to visit the Pretty Little Studios Blog

PLS Products Used:
Clowning Around Paper Pack
Birthday Clowns Vintage Die-Cuts
Clover 8 x 8 patterned paper
Tea Party Lemon Sliced Digital Garlands
Document Spring Paper Ribbons
Antique Bracket Ledger Journaling Cards
Birthday One Word Flashcards

Hopping with The Twinery & The Ribbon Carousel

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

*This is my 2nd post today. Please see below for SSD*

Welcome to The Twinery and the Ribbon Carousel Blog Hop!

You should have arrived here from Debbie Carriere's blog.

My project combined some colorful Twinery baker's twine, along with some festive orange ribbon from the Ribbon Carousel. And since we looove "Spongebob" here in our house - I added the ever loveable Patrick on this fun card and candy set.

Here's my fun and colorful set!

I used twine & ribbon on both the card and the metal canister. I used Twinery baker's twine in "Lilac" along with the Ribbon Carousel Orange V-Striped Twill Ribbon. I filled the canister with yummy Skittles.

Be sure to leave comments all along the way to win 2 fabulous prizes. The Ribbon Carousel is giving away a $15 shopping spree. And The Twinery is giving away this colofrul bunch sampler pack of baker's twine.

Be sure to visit the Twinery blog and The Ribbon Carousel blog for more details. Comments must be made by Friday, March 23rd. The Twinery will announce it's winner on Saturday, March 24th. Good Luck!!!

Your next stop on the hop is Laura Davis

Happy Hopping!!!

Stamping Fun with Skipping Stones Designs

It's week three of my Guest Design time with Skipping Stones Designs. I've got 3 different projects to show you today. I just love their beautiful stamps. And keep reading below to see my new sketch this week.

My first project is pictured above. I made some birdie tags using the beautiful SSD stamp set called "Heartsong" . This set has gorgeous images.

I also made this CAS card using the same beautiful bird image.

And here's my sketch this week.
Be sure to use the sketch and link up at SSD - {Here}

And here's what I came up with!

I can't wait to see all of your creations this week. And remember - you don't have to use SSD stamps to play along (but, we'd sure love if you did). 

Be sure to check out the SSD Store & Blog

"Fresh Eggs & Milk" & Giveaway Winner

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Pretty Little Studios has the most adorable vintage embellishments. Since I love to bake, I made a gift bag set using the PLS - "Fresh Eggs" Vintage circle tags.

*{Also, we've been on Spring Break this week so I've fallen behind on announcing the SSD giveaway winner. Please read the end of this post to see who won!}

Dressing up a kraft bag with PLS goodies brings about a great vintage look. I added a wooden spoon wrapped in ribbon for extra added fun.

Be sure to visit the PLS shop!

And the PLS blog!

Pretty Little Studios Supplies Used:
2" Fresh Eggs Vintage Circle Tags
Antique Store Fancy Bracket Journaling Cards
Fruit Punch Mix Starburst Number Tags

And the SSD Stamp set giveaway winner is -

Scrapaddict said...

Love it! I posted mine at SSD blog.
Congrats and thanks for a super fun sketch!

Congrats to you! Please send me an email with your shipping info. Have a great weekend!!!

Samantha Walker Blog Hop - "Texas Style"

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Welcome to the Samantha Walker Blog Hop. If this is your first stop, you will want to click {Here} to where the hop begins. This month's theme is all about "Mix & Match". Since I'm from Texas I decided to make something fun to celebrate the "Cowgirl" in me!

I did a little fun twist to my creation. I mixed kraft, canvas, plus some beautiful Samantha Walker paper to make a card and canvas bag gift set.

The paper that I used is from Samantha Walker's Cowgirl Collection. The collection also contains this adorable "Lucky Star" embellie. You can find all of these goodies in the Creative Imaginations Store.

Be sure to leave comments all along the hop to win a $10 Gift Certificate to Samantha's digital store and a free SVG file. More prize details are on the Samantha Walker Blog. 

Happy Hopping!!!

Click on the picture below to go to the next stop - Jennifer Evan's blog!

Skipping Stones Blog Hop!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Hello, friends! Today Skipping Stones Design is excited to be releasing another BEAUTIFUL stamp set! It is called Beautiful Botanicals and it is a must have!!! And, even better, Skipping Stones has joined up with the fabulous Scor-Pal team for an amazing blog hop! The hop begins at the Scor-Pal blog and will finish off at the Skipping Stones blog! If you came from *Karen Baker's* blog you are already on track! If not, you may want to hop on back to Scor-Pal to join in on ALL the fun!

Don't forget to leave comments! Skipping Stones Design will be giving away one stamp set to a lucky winner and Scor-Pal is giving away a Scor-Buddy, so there are lots of goodies to win!

And I'm so happy to reveal the second sketch that I designed for the SSD sketch challenge. The card pictured above follows the sketch. I used the SSD stamp called "Timeless Textures" for the sketch card. Thank you again SSD for letting me Guest Design this month.

Now it's YOUR turn! Join in the sketch challenge this week by creating a card using the featured sketch and link up to the Skipping Stones site for your chance to win FREE stamps! You don't have to use Skipping Stones Stamps, but we love when you do! Do you have a Scor-Pal or Scor-Buddy? We would love to see you rocking those, too!!! We ask that you don't combine the challenge with more than five total in your post (including SSD) and please link back here! Have fun!

Your next stop on the hop is *Lisa Andrew's* blog!

And a HUGE thank you to Scor-Pal for providing Scor-Buddies to the Skipping Stones Design Team! 

Pixie Dust Fun & A Winner!

Monday, March 12, 2012

It's time for the March edition of the Pixie Dust Paperie Challenge. This time we have this fun and fancy sketch for you to work with. And keep reading to find out who won the PLS goodies that I had up for grabs last week. Thank you for all of your sweet comments and support.

 I used some yummy Nikki Sivils - School is Cool paper & stickers!

If you link up {Here} you could win a $15 Gift Certificate to the Pixie Shop.

And here's a look at the beautiful Pixie Dust March Kit.
I love all of the pretty paper and embellishments in this one.
Be sure to order yours today from the Pixie Shop.

And the winner of the PLS Giveaway is ........ Linda

Linda said...
"OH my goodness these are so cute! I am hopping right over! "

Please send me your address and I will get your goodies out to you.

Hopping Towards a Giveaway!

Friday, March 9, 2012

The Pretty Little Studios "OOTB" Inspiration Challenge has begun!

I hope you like my fun & colorful card to celebrate Easter!

The challenge calls for you to make a project based on this color inspiration:

The winner will be randomly chosen to win $5 to the Pretty Little Studios Shop!

Link up your creations - {Here}

And I've got another fun giveaway for you all today!

I'm giving away this adorable pack of "Antique Store" Vintage Cutouts.

I'll pick a winner on Monday!
And the rules are easy to follow:

My first DT post is up at the PLS blog. If you hop over {HERE} and leave me some comment love - you'll be automatically entered to win. Good Luck!

Hope to see you all join in on the fun!

PLS Supplies Used:
Paper - Hopscotch Collection: Hare and The Turtle
Paper - April Showers Collection: Rose Bed
Journaling Cards - Celebration Stars
Vintage Tags - Peter Rabbit
Calendar Tags ("April")

Other Supplies Used:
Button - Echo Park
Baker's Twine - The Twinery (Cappuccino)
Mini Clothespin - Canvas Corp.