You Can't Use Up Creativity!

Friday, May 31, 2013

I'm was up on the Paper Made Bakery Blog yesterday!

Be sure to stop by - HERE

I used lots of fun layers & showed you how to add dimension to your cards.

I made something fun using this month's "On The Go" kit!

You will just love all of the goodies in this one!

Happy Weekend!

Clear Scraps Summer Fun Blog Hop & Giveaway!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Welcome to the Clear Scraps Blog Hop

You should have arrived here from Jennifer's wonderful blog.

If you get lost along the way, please start at the Clear Scraps blog.

We are headed to California this summer to see my oldest daughter. While we are there we will make a stop to see Mickey at Disneyland. I've made a fun album to celebrate our vacation using the Clear Scraps mouse acrylic album

Here are some of the inside pages!

I used paper & embellishments from my stash.

Wanna win something!

1. Be sure to leave comments on each blog in the hop today.

2. Visit the Clear Scraps blog and leave some love there too.

You'll be automatically entered to win this fabulous prize.

Clear Scraps Butterfly Album

Clear Scraps Mascils

Plus 3 new Acrylic Borders!

Today's prize is valued at over 40.00!!!

Winners will be announced on Friday, May 31st on the Clear Scraps blog

Your next stop is Adora's fabulous blog!

Happy Hopping!

From Recycled Card to Mini Album

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Please keep reading to the end of this post.
I've got 2 special events to tell ya about!

Do you have a lot of cards just lying around?

Well, it's time to upcyle and use them on a project.

I cut up and used an old card on the cover of my new mini album. It was so fun to make using the Clear Scraps 8 x 8 tabbed chipboard album.  

I used tons of American Crafts & GCD Studios goodies too. 

Here are a couple of my fave pages.

Be sure to check out the Clear Scraps store.

They have loads of supplies for your next mini album.

Be sure to stop back by tomorrow for the Clear Scraps Blog Hop & Giveaway!

And there's something fun going on out in blog land!

 Would you like some fabulous ideas for working with some of the hottest trends in crafting today? Why not come join us for a fun online workshop?

I’m joining this group of awesome ladies in the Let’s Get Trendy Now!3 workshop where we will be showing 5 trends – neon, sequins, handmade embellishments, stitching and textured layers.

Not only will you be inspired by 32 never-been-seen projects, you will also get a chance to win some prizes if you play along with our challenges.

Just add your name to the linky tool and join us from June 3rd - 7th on the Let’s Get Trendy Now!3 website.

Dude, Twins, and Instagram

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

I'm jumping in head first into the Paper Crafts Gallery Idol competition.

It's a lot like American Idol, except there is no singing.
{Thank God! I can't sing!}

The open round of auditions is going on right now. I submitted three cards.

The first one - (shown above) - was inspired by my teenage students. They are always saying the word "dude". I used a stamp from The Craft's Meow, a Lil Inker bow tie die, and Studio Calico paper.

Here's my second entry. I wanted to do something creative and make a birthday card for twins. I think the lollipop sticks and the graphics from the digital kit add some fun to the design.

My third entry came about because of my love for Instagram. The design popped in my head in the middle of the night. This one is for a Teen Girl's Birthday! 

I stamped the camera image using a little one from Fresh Squeezed Stamps. I typed the sentiment myself using my fave font - "Ostrich Sans". As you can see, I kept the design clean and simple. The American Crafts paper helped me add a splash of color.

I'm keeping my fingers & toes crossed!

Good luck & crafty hugs to everyone that entered!

Thrifty Gifting

Friday, May 24, 2013

Don't you just love when a gift can be made for under $10?
I call this one a "thrifty gifting project". My mom wanted a shadowbox frame for her office. I found this double framed one on the clearance aisle at Michael's.
And I'm so addicted to the Moxie Fab World challenges that I'm linking this one up to the 350 Cards & Gifts Week: The Gift Challenge.
I dressed it up with paper from the GCD Studios Indian Summer collection. I also added baby embellishments. My Lifestyle Crafts die-cuts came in handy too.
The gift was not complete until I added a cute photo of my nephew Tristan. He is modeling his new ducky hat. Love this circle sentiment too.

I hope you guys have a great Memorial Day weekend!

Camera Pockets

Thursday, May 23, 2013

I'm up on the Paper Made Bakery Blog today!

Be sure to stop by - HERE

I made something fun using this month's "On The Go" kit!

You will just love all of the goodies in this one!

See ya next week!
Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend!

The Craft's Meow New Release Blog Hop

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Welcome to the Craft's Meow New Release Blog Hop!
You should have arrived here from Amy's wonderful blog!
If you get lost along the way, please start at the TCM Blog!

The stamp that I used today is from the "Chalkboard Birthday" set.
{This set is May's Gift w/ $50 purchase!}
Here's My Project
Glassine Bag Gift Card Holder
I adhered patterned paper to the top of the glassine bag. Pop dots were used under the stamped sentiment to give it some dimension. I also used my S.U. punch to add a fluttering butterfly.

Would you like to win ALL of the new release sets?

Be sure to leave some love on each designer's blog & on the TCM Store Blog.
You have until by 9 pm PST, Thursday, May 23rd to enter. 
Your next stop is Clare's fabulous blog.
Happy Hopping! 

Let's Face It

Monday, May 20, 2013

Today's stamp set is my FAVE!!!!

This one is called "Let's Face it". The images are so fun and they make me smile. I will be using this one a whole lot!

And by the way, I'm linking this one up to Moxie Fab World's 350 Cards & Gifts Week: The Card Set Challenge.

I've made a set of fun and flirty cards this go round. I used my die-cutter for the circles and added them to some American Crafts paper.

I also used a vibrant red Stampin' Up ink to really make the glasses and text stand out. These cards needed a little bling too. The eyes look so shiny and bright don't they?

I also made a cute container for this card set!

I used the Lifestyle Crafts Popcorn Box Die to make it. {you can get 20% off all dies using code "cokie" at checkout} The paper is from GCD Studios.

Stop back by here tomorrow for the TCM Blog Hop and the chance to win more fabulous stamp sets.

See ya then!

Quick Gift Idea With The Craft's Meow

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Preview Day #2 is here!
There's so much fun going on at The Crafts Meow! They are releasing FIVE new stamp sets. Be sure to stop by my blog from now until May 21st to see all of the new products coming out this month.
We're kicking off today with the stamp set called "Wildflowers".
Set your stopwatch for this one folks!
I actually put this giftie together in less than 5 minutes.
Here's how I did it:
1. I got the mini journal from Target
{It's already covered in decorative paper too}
2. I stamped the sentiment and butterfly from the Wildflowers set onto cardstock.
3. I used the Lifestyle Crafts Label It Kit Die to make the stamped shape.
(use code "Cokie" for 20% off any LC dies)
4. I used my SU punch to make the butterfly.
5. Use pop dots to add them to the front of your mini journal.
6. Add hemp twine to the left side of your journal.
7. Give to someone & make them SMILE!

Wanna win this set?
Be sure to leave some love, on the TCM Store Blog, by 8 pm PST tonight, for your chance to win today's stamp set.
Stop back by here tomorrow for more TCM fun and the chance to win more stamp sets.
See ya then!

I Heart Beautiful Hymns

Friday, May 17, 2013

Today is an exciting day!

It's my debut at The Crafts Meow and they are releasing FIVE new stamp sets. From today, until May 21st be sure to stop by my blog to see some fun projects.

We're kicking off today with "Beautiful Hymns Too".

I made a tag using this beautiful stamp set. I attached it to a frosted glass mason jar that I got at Walmart. I'm going to fill the inside with rolls of washi tape.

Wanna win this set?

Be sure to leave some love, on the TCM Store Blog, by 8 pm PST tonight, for your chance to win today's stamp set. 

Stop back by here tomorrow for more TCM fun and the chance to win more stamp sets.

See ya then!

For Our Fur Baby Friends

Thursday, May 16, 2013

It's fur baby day!

This one is dedicated to all of you pet lovers out there.

I plan on attaching this tag to a bag of doggy treats for my friend.

She just bought a cute lab puppy for her kiddos.

I used this kit to make it. It's full of American Craft's Amy Tangerine goodies.

And by the way, I'm linking this one up to Moxie Fab World's 350 Cards & Gifts Week: The Gift Tag Challenge .

Be sure to hop on over to The Paper Made Bakery to see more.

Just click - HERE!

 And be sure to check out this month's kit called - "On The Go"

Mommy Day Mania & Exciting News

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day Ya'll

I've got news to share today too. Keep reading to the end to see.

First, it's a SPECIAL Mommy Day for my sweet sister! After years of miscarriages she is finally getting to enjoy her first Mother's Day with sweet little Tristan. God truly delivered a miracle to Nicole, John, and the rest of my family.

And I must say that I was inspired to make this mini because of the talented Monika Wright. Have you ever seen her mini albums? She is my "Mini Album Idol". Be sure to check out her creations.
I Love It All
 Page highlights are below. Hope you like my mini album. They are soooo fun to make. I got the album, paper, and chipboard from the Paper Issues shop. I used goodies from Maggie Holmes, Echo Park, GCD Studios, K & Company, and My Mind's Eye. The cute fuzzy owl is from Target.

And now for the news. I have been invited to design for The Craft's Meow. How cool is that? Check out the announcement - HERE!

I will be showing off The Craft's Meow stamps during the May Release Day event. Be sure to visit my blog on May 17th - 21st to see all of the FABULOUS goodies.

Mini Album Supplies:
Maggie Holmes Crate Paper Clipboard Mini Album
Echo Park Scoot 6 x 6 Paper Pad
My Mind's Eye Boy Crazy Chipboard Stickers
K & Company Chipboard Stickers
GCD Studios Pure Bliss Label Stickers
Owl - Target

A Fun Twist to Gift Card Gifting & Winners

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Hello Saturday!
I'm popping in to announce the giveaway winners and to share some new projects with you all today. Keep reading to see who won!
Did ya know that my FAVE challenges are going on in the Moxie Fab World right now? I think I may play along with all of them. They are so much fun. I'm entering this one into the 350 Cards & Gifts Week: The Gift Card Holder Challenge.
 As you know, I love to put a little fun twist on my projects. I hope you enjoy the gift card holders that I'm showing off today.
The gift card holder above features a circular piece of canvas and some yummy American Crafts paper. I also made my own custom button using the round button tool from Epiphany Crafts.

This one features a cotton drawstring bag and more A.C. goodies. Adding a clothespin makes it more fun for gifting too!

Now to give away some goodies!
**Winner #1 - Heidi Sonboul Hop is
Norma said... OMG! love the Nerd:) so cute and how adorable is the sweet cheeks sailor!! Love both Angi:)


**Winner #2 - Mother's Day Blog Hop
Cheryl W. said... I always love and admire your projects. This one is no exception! Beautiful!
Congrats ladies! I'll be sending you both an email today.
See ya back here tomorrow for a FUN announcement!!!