Bloom and Grow Gift Tags

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

There is an exciting debut going on at Lifestyle Crafts.

They have released their new die-cut collection called "Bloom & Grow" . This one is full of pretty blooms that are oh-so-perfect for tag making, card making, and scrapbook pages. Many of the shapes can be layered for a fun 3-D effect too.

I layered the Scallop Doilies Die to create these fun gift tags. The paper is from Pink Paislee's Daily Junque collection. You can use foam dot adhesive to layer the die-cut blooms.

These die cuts are so simple & easy to use. You simply place the paper on top of the die, and sandwhich it between the cutting plates. You then run them through your Big Shot, Epic 6, or any other die cut machine. They work in all of the leading die cutters.

You can check out the details of the Bloom & Grow release - {HERE}

Be sure to use Promo Code - COKIE - for 20% off at -

The Little Fur Ball!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Jessica Sprague Birthday Celebration last week was a lot of fun. I took the free class and created this fun digital page. I used a photo of my sister's sweet doggie. Tate is such a cute ball of fur!

The class taught me how to use brushes, use layers, and journal. It was so much fun! They have extended the birthday sale and digital products are 40% off.  

Check it out {HERE} when you have time! 

Punches and Embellies!

Monday, June 25, 2012

A new week has started and I'm still making my own embellies!

I have no idea yet how I will use these, but I'm having fun just the same. I really need to work on making more layouts while I have free time. Don't be surprised if you see these on some of my new pages in the next few weeks.

I'm using all of my paper scraps and punches to make these too. Here are some more shots of the ones I've made so far.

And here's a shot of Rachel & her little cousin Grant. She has been trying to teach him all about the singing group called "One Direction". If you have a daughter then you probably know who they are. I'm making something crafty "One Direction" style and will show it right here on the blog really soon!

Have a great Monday!

The Twinery Teams Up with My Little Shoebox

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Welcome to a fun-filled blog hop featuring The Twinery and My Little Shoe Box.
You should be arriving here from the fabulous Helen Birds' blog. If this is your first stop, please be sure to get the complete list of hop participants at The Twinery blog!

I have 3 projects for ya today, so let's get started. The first one is an "Embellishment Bucket". These are fun to sit on tables when you have a Crafty Party. I wrapped the paper bucket in "Blossom" colored Twinery Twine. I also used MLS - "Happy Go Lucky" paper and stickers.

Now you've gotta check out project #2. Having a party this summer? Here's a fun way to dress up your "Untensil Cups". I used more MLS "Happy Go Lucky" paper and "Caribbean" colored Twinery twine.

And project #3 is a Greeting Card. And check out the fun way I used the Twinery "Blossom" colored twine. I place some on the cloud and placed a heart on top. And of course I used more yummy MLS "Happy Go Lucky" paper.

I hope you enjoyed my projects today. Visit all the blogs on the hop by to be eligible win these goodies: Four spools of baker's twine (of your choosing) from The Twinery and Two fabulous collections from My Little Shoebox. You have until 11:59 EDT, Saturday June 23rd. Good Luck!

Your next stop on the hop is the wonderful Zoe Nemburt's blog.

Happy Hopping!

Yellow and Gray = Happy

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Summer is my friend right now. I've got no papers to grade, no lesson plans to prepare, no getting up early, and I can be lazy all day if I want to. It's my fave season of the year!

I'm taking advantage of all of this free time and have been making loads of cards. This one is for the latest CR84FN Challenge. I just had to enter this one after I saw yellow in the color palette. I love everything in yellow.

Here's a close-up! I used yummy Pink Paislee - "Daily Junque" and a Prima flower on this one.

And thank you all for the sweet comments yesterday! :) Be sure to join me back here on Thursday for my new Twinery project!

Turn to Page 25

Monday, June 18, 2012

Did everyone have a Happy Father's Day? We showered my dad with good food and loads of gifts. I changed purses and forgot to bring my camera with me I missed out on geting some great photos. We had a good time anyway!

And I received an email from Northridge Publishing that the new Create: Embellish magazine is out. I have not seen it in person yet...but...

I'm sooo excited!

It's the July issue and my "Inspiration Tray" is on page 25. It's one of my fave projects that I've ever made. I must make more of these. I can't wait to get the issue in the mail.

Here's a snapshot of the page:

There are lots of goodies in this issue. You've got to get this one. And the very talented Audrey Pettit's card is on the cover. She's such a sweet bloggy friend and oh so talented.

And here's a new card that I worked on this weekend! I'm trying to make more cards and homemade gifts for my friends. :) This one is full of paper goodies from the Imaginisce - Sole Sisters collection.

And please join me back tomorrow for another new card debut.

Have a Happy Monday!

DIY Embellishments

Friday, June 15, 2012

Happy Friday everyone! I've got something fun for ya today. Here's a cost-saving way to make your own embellishments using some adorable Samantha Walker Designs paper.

This project features the adorable Kokeshi Collection. You can find these goodies in the Creative Imaginations store.

Here's how to make your own:

1. Use a 2-3/4" scallop circle punch for the larger shapes.

2. Use a 1-3/4" circle punch for the Kokeshi girls.
(Place your punch on the paper just right so that you can correctly cut out the girls.)

3. Place a pop dot on the back of each girl for dimension.

4. Layer the cirlce on top of the larger scallop cirlcle.
(Optional - You can also add a doily to the back of your embellie for more fun)

5. Use your new embellishments on cards or scrapbook pages.

These embellishments are so fun & easy to make...(especially when you use Samantha's adorable paper collections. I hope all enjoyed my project today!

Have a Creative Weekend!

Samantha Walker Hop - New Goodies for You!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Welcome to the Samantha Walker Designs Creative Team Blog Hop!

If this is your first stop, you will want to click {HERE} to the spot where the hop begins!

My projects this month will showcase Samantha's new paper collections. I used the "Nautical" and the "Tea Party" paper and embellies. You can find these adorable collections in the Creative Imaginations store.

First up is a card that I made. I love the adorable teapot in this collection!

And did you know that you can make your own embellies using Samantha's new paper? These embellies can be added to your next scrapbook layout, card, or altered project. Here are some that I made using the Nautical Collection.

The creative team got to play with some other fab products this month too. To make the embellies I used some wonderful "Real Wood" paper from Creative Imaginations. To keep the embellies secure I used adhesive from Tombow.

This month Spellbinders is sponsoring the giveaway! Up for grabs is the Spellbinders Antique Frame & Accents and Nautical Frame & Accents. Comment on all the blogs on the hop to win. Winners will be announced on Samantha's Facebook page on June 18th.

Also, be sure to subscribe to Samantha's blog to receive the FREE SVG cutting file below. You can download this file to your personal electronic cutter. The link will be emailed to you early next week. Please visit the SW Blog for more details!

Happy Hopping!

Click on the picture below to go to the next stop - the talented Jennifer Evans' blog.

Father is all Dressed Up!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Happy Friday everyone!

I've got a fun card for Dad today! This one uses the fabulous Pretty Little Studio Monsieur collection. I just love the distinguished little guys that are included in this collection.

I'm linking this one up to the Papertake Weekly challenge. They've got some fun going on over there so be sure to check them out.

The school year ended and I have not gotten out and about to enjoy the Texas sunshine yet! We are finally headed out for a little road trip. I'll be back on Wednesday for some brand new projects.

Have a Happy Weekend!

The Twinery & Rubbernecker Stamps Hop

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Welcome to The Twinery and Rubbernecker Stamps Blog Hop!

You should have just come from the talented Jacquie Peifer's blog. If you get lost along the way please start at The Twinery Blog.

I've got a fun altered project for ya today!

A friend of mine is having a small wedding. I made this as the centerpiece for her bridal shower luncheon. Each lady attending will receive the little dress cards. The bride will write some kind words for each of her friends on the back.

I used one of the adorable fashion dress stamps from Rubbernecker Stamps

"Brush Gown with Ruffled Hem"
I also used some yummy "Shore" colored Twinery twine!

The Twinery is giving away the "I Dream in Color" Sampler Pack - (a $32 value). Rubbernecker Stamps is giving away a Gift Certificate. You must leave a comment on ALL the hop blogs by 11:59 p.m. EDT on June 8th to win!

Your next stop is the fabulous Jen Charboneau's blog.

Happy Hopping!

More Time to Play!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Yep I'm officially off for the summer, and I actually got to sleep in for the first time in months!

Summer break is pure bliss for teachers. I'm so excited because I actually got to play in my craft room all day yesterday. I made tons of new projects. Here's a fun card for ya to start your Monday morning off with a smile.

Don'tcha just love that little birdie?

He's really an embellie for the "Smash" books, but I wanted to use him on my card instead. I also used some fun Nikki Sivils "Exit Here" woodgrain paper on the background of my card. I layered different paper and the birdie in the center. 

I'm also linking this up to some fun challenges that I have not played with in a while:


So what do you all have planned this summer? My summer "to do list" is growing longer and longer each day....(smile)!

P.S. - I've got a fun Twinery project for ya tomorrow!

Hey Girl...It's a Party!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Summertime is the perfect time for a party!

I've been helping a friend of mine shop for party supplies. We couldn't find anything that was unique and different so I decided to help her make some party favors using my adorable Lifestyle Crafts Dies.

Here are some of the favors that we came up with:

This one was made with the Treat Box Die
You can find it {HERE}

This one was made with the Bag Die
You can find it {Here}

The first photo at the top of my post is the Popcorn Box Die.
You can find it {Here}

If you want to make some party favors of your own
be sure to order from Lifestyle Crafts

Be sure to use the Promo Code "COKIE" for 20% Off

Lifestyle Crafts dies work in all of the leading die cutting machines including:
Big Shot
Epic 6
Vagabond, and more...

Hope you enjoyed these summertime party favor ideas!