Creative Charms Blog Hop & Giveaway

Friday, October 28, 2011

Welcome to the Creative Charms Fall Blog Hop!

My design team term is ending and I wanted to send BIG HUGS to Midori and the rest of the Creative Charms crew. And because I love their products sooo much I have a FAB Giveaway right here on my blog. {Keep reading to see how you can win!}

Plus Creative Charms will also pick a winner from all of the comments left on the hop. To win the Grand prize leave a comment on Midori's blogThere are also several other prizes up for grabs so be sure to leave comments along the way!

Here are some of my fave projects made with
 Creative Charms products!

Want to win a Creative Charms Prize pack of goodies?

Leave a comment right here on my blog and I will draw a winner on Tuesday, November 1st.

Your next stop on the hop is Christine's blog !
If you get lost along the way start back at the Creative Charms blog!

Happy Hopping!

The Kraft Journal - Anything Goes

Thursday, October 27, 2011

I am so happy to be back again this week to Guest Design with the talented team at The Kraft Journal

I loved this week's "Anything Goes" challenge. It allowed me to make mini baby books for several fellow teachers at my school who are expecting.

I used The Kraft Outlet's Kraft Mini Book Kit to make this project.

I added 10 pages to this mini album. Here are a couple of my favorites. I used baby themed chipboard and crochet lace trim to girly up each page.

Here's a full shot of my mini album. I tied crochet lace trim to the pre-made holes on the left side of the book. This keeps all of the pages together in a pretty way.

I hope to see you all play along this week!

Taking Back Some "Me Time"

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

I'm finally starting to put my creative cap on a bit more and am trying to spend more time in my craft room. I have one of those multi-tasker type of personalities where I'm doing a million things at once....all the should see my date planner...and my to do list...sigh...

So I'm going to start dedicating a day to myself to spend all day in my craft room ,or hanging out with a friend at Archivers, or finding some hideaway spot to create. And I'm not gonna feel guilty about it either. I work so hard all week...can a sistah get just one day to herself to craft...geesh...LOL

So I'm taking back some "Me Time" and doing what I love to do most.

Here's my first "Me Time" card that I made. I had sooo much fun making it too. {I think my sister is still trying to find out why I get so geeky excited about crafting all day...she just doesn't get it does she?} LOL

I'm playing along with the ladies at the Pixie Dust Paperie for their "Birdsong" challenge and over at Scrapbookers Anonymous for their Letter "C" contest. I used loads of (c)hipboard on this card.

How do you get your "Me Time" in during the week?

{P.S. - The pretty ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon and the kraft goodies are from The Kraft Outlet}

Special Kit Dedicated to Chris Hertel

Monday, October 24, 2011

Creative Charms is doing something wonderful in
honor of a fellow crafter - Chris Hertel.

Chris was a dear friend and colleague with Creative Charms. She was our designer for the catalog and packaging. Last July, Chris lost her battle with breast cancer. She left behind a loving and dedicated husband and two fabulous children along with two her dogs. Her family was her joy and inspiration. For the rest of the month of October all sales and net proceeds from "Chris' Kit" will go to the Susan Komen for the Cure to help find a cure for this terrible disease so that no other families will lose their wives and mothers (Chris' wish).

Please visit the Creative Charms store and order - Chris' Kit

It Includes:
Pink 3D Sparkly Butterfly Garden Brads - 12 Pieces
Pink Sunflowers - 4 Pieces
Violet Vintage Jewels - 12 Pieces
Pink Vintage Jewels - 12 Pieces
White with Pink Sparkled Flowers - 6 Pieces
Pink Sparkled Butterflies - 2 Pieces
Pink Sequin and Felt Flowers - 3 Pieces
Pink Sheer Flowers - 6 Pieces

A $23.21 value for $9.99
Please feel free to spread the word about this kit for a cause!

Alter Somethin' Days - Dear Santa Pockets

Friday, October 21, 2011

It's time for Alter Somethin' Days!

{This feature will now take place once a month instead of bi-weekly so that I have time to make unique projects that I hope you will enjoy}

This month's project is a fun one that you can do with your kiddos. It involves leaving fun little notes for Santa. I call this one...

"Dear Santa" Pockets! 

Here are the supplies you will need:

1. White cardstock (Bazzill)
2. "Dear Santa" stamp (Michael's)
3. Mini kraft sleeves (Canvas Corp.)
4. Christmas paper (MME)
5. Scallop & Circle Punch (SU!)
6. Glue Dots
7. Ribbon or trim (RRR)
8. Mini pencils (Michael's)
9. Ink (SU!)

Now go grab the kiddos, lay out your supplies, and start having fun.

#1 - Cut your cardstock into 3" x 5" squares.

#2 - Stamp the top of each square then set it aside to let the ink dry.

#3 - Use your punches to cut out Christmas paper. Layer your paper on top of each mini kraft sleeve. I used Glue dots to adhere each piece.

#4 - Let your kiddos write their own personal messages to Santa on the cards. Insert the cards into each kraft sleeve.

#5 - Tie a piece of ribbon or trim to the bottom of each bag for more decor.

#6 - (optional) - you can add lace trim or a small doily to each sleeve and then place your paper on top.

#7 - For gift giving add a mini pencil inside each sleeve so that the recipient can write their own message.

You can leave these under the tree or on a plate of cookies for Santa.

Now here's my message to Santa...{LOL}

Have a happy weekend!

The Kraft Journal - Bucket of Spooky Fun

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Today is Guest Design day at The Kraft Journal!

This week's challenge is:
"Spooky Stuff"

I dressed up a mini acrylic bucket using kraft cardstock from The Kraft Outlet. Their cardstock is durable and sturdy enough to use on your altered projects.

I also added fun Halloween stickers and orange gingham

Hop on over to The Kraft Journal to play along with us.

And be sure to order your kraft goodies from The Kraft Outlet.

LESSology - The Wall Art Challenge

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Have you been to the LESSology blog this week?

Be sure to head on over there because

This is just a sneaky peek of my project. Be sure to check it out with full details on the LESSology blog today.

Be sure to have your projects submitted by October 30th to be eligible to win a $20 Gift Certificate from the Trade Fish Designs Store.

I hope to see you all join in on the fun.
Be sure to link up {Here}

Glitter & Shine!

Monday, October 17, 2011

I'm putting the spotlight on the wonderful

Bonnie has great products in her store. One of my faves is the glitter ric rac.

Look at the pretty shine!

I made a flat card and added it to the front of a kraft gift bag. The doily mixed with fun MME paper made this project extra fun for me.

Now is a great time to hop on over to the Really Reasonable Ribbon shop. There are loads of ribbon goodies that are perfect for your homemade gifts, cards, and packages.

If you like challenges be sure to play in the 
Create a card, layout, multi media piece, tag, ATC, hair bow, you name it. Just be sure to follow the theme above and use ribbon/lace or trim somewhere on your project. You can find more details on the RRR Blog. 

While you are here please feel free to grab the RRR button for your blog.

I Love RRR

P.S. - LESSology's - Wall Art Challenge starts today. Be sure to hop on over to check out the details. Here are some sneak peeks for ya. Hope you play along with us!

Have a Happy Monday!

Guest Designing - The Kraft Journal

Thursday, October 13, 2011

I am so happy & honored to Guest Design with The Kraft Journal this month. I'm such a BIG FAN of kraft products and this wonderful site.

Here are two new projects {made with products from The Kraft Outlet} for this week's "To Die Cut For" Challenge.

I used certain colors on my project after seeing the beautiful inspiration at the CR84FN color challenge.

My favorite Kraft Outlet products are the small glassine bags and the ruler twill ribbon. They are so fun to use on your projects. 

I added Martha Stewart adhesive die cuts and metal keys to each of my glassine bags. I also used a large Prima bloom and The Kraft Outlet's small kraft shipping tags on my second glassine bag.

Please stop by The Kraft Journal today and check me out & leave some love. Also, don't forget to play along in the
"To Die Cut For" Challenge. You can link up {Here}.

Curling Paper!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

I learned something new!

I went to Archiver's with Jen a while back and I keep forgetting to share this new technique that we learned.

Yep...I learned how to quill! {if you don't know what this is check out this site}. It's so much fun. Can you see the "little birdie" on my card? It was so hard getting his beak to stay in place.

And I'm also guesting at The Kraft Journal during the entire month of October. I hope you will stop by and check out the challenge this week. You can find the details {HERE}

I'll be back tomorrow with a fun new project featuring products from The Kraft Outlet.

See ya then!

She's Still Cute

Monday, October 10, 2011

I finally made a page to share with you all!

This weekend I went through boxes of old photos and found this cute one of my oldest {Bekah} when she was a toddler. She is now a 20 year-old college student. I'm soooo behind on my scrappin'...LOL

Keep reading to find about all of the fun embellies that I added to the page.  I'm linking this up to the Scrapbookers Anonymous - Die cuts Challenge.

The die cut circles that I used are from Martha Stewart Crafts. I placed two of them behind Bekah's photo. I also added Creative Charms crocheted flowers and black gradient gems.

The paper is from My Little Shoebox and the "super cute" glitter sticker is from TPC Studio.

Here's a full shot.
I love using circle shaped paper when I design a page.
Have a Happy Monday!

Yummy Doggy Bags!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Happy Friday everyone!

I'm here to show you my project for LESSology Challenge #3 - The Doggy Bag Challenge.

**I've turned off comments here and would love for you to go over and visit me at LESSology and leave some love.**

And be sure to play along with us. We've got not one...but 2 prizes up for grabs.

Have a great weekend!