Saturday, July 26, 2014

Jingle All The Way....

Good Saturday, my crafty friends! I hope all is well with you on this beautiful day. We're getting ready for the new school year to start here,in less than two weeks! When I was young, we didn't go back to school until after Labor Day. My daughter is dreading it and excited about it at the same time; I think she misses some of her friends.
 I know Christmas is the last thing on your mind right now,but it will  be here before you know it. JustRite PaperCraft had a huge holiday stamp release in July and I've whipped up a rustic style card for you today.
I used the Christmas Vintage Labels Seven clear stamps. I stamped the frame on a Spellbinders Labels Ten die cut and layered the sentiment stamped in red and die cut with the long skinny die from JustRite's Custom die set Vintage Labels Seven. I accented each side of the sentiment with the little jingle bell stamp. I just happened to have some patterned papers that coordinated perfectly (Farm House Paper's Norland line) that has holly and jingle bells printed on it. I  added a few fish tail banners in various patterns underneath the main focal panel and then strung little jingle bells(found at Micheals) along some green twine and adhered it across the bottom. I like the rustic look to this one!

That's it for me today, I've got a full day of errands to do. See you again soon!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Make It Monday At The Kraft Journal-A Sketch Challenge!

Good morning everyone!It's time for a new challenge at The Kraft Journal. This week, we're having a sketch challenge! I adore working with sketches,they seem to spark my creativity in an  unusual way. You can either follow one exactly, or mix it up and reinterpret them in your own way.

I took the elements here and really changed them to fit the supplies I wanted to use. If I can't fit the sketch, I make it fit me! I've rotated some of the elements and separated others,but they are all there. This one really forced me to think out of the box.

Kraft Outlet items used here:
   I hope you'll join us this week and link up your projects using the inspiration theme,  use something kraft or any item that can be purchased at The Kraft Outlet store.Remember, all followers of The Kraft Journal blog who link up their projects are entered into a monthly drawing for a $15 voucher from The Kraft Outlet. You also have the chance to have your work featured on Feature Me Friday. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Paper Sweeties July Release Rewind!

Good morning and welcome to the July edition of the Paper Sweeties Release Rewind. This is the day we use a new release item paired with one or more previously released items. Home Tweet Home was originally released in July of last year. Now, Sweet Cuts dies for this set are available! I love the idea of having dies for my stamp images. I'm a terrible fussy cutter and this saves me so much frustration!
 Now you can use your die cut shapes to created scenes or clusters without having to mask or cut them out. I was able to give my scene dimension  by using foam tape on some of the pieces. How sweet is my little bird and ladybug?

Catch some more inspiration from the Paper Sweeties design team by using the links below.




New Products & Links:

 
 
Did you know that Paper Sweeties has a monthly challenge? Play along with the July inspiration challenge for a chance to win a shopping spree in the Paper Sweeties shop along with a Guest Designer invitation to join us for the next challenge!  We’ve added some complimentary digital images to the site for you to try out in case you don’t own any Paper Sweeties stamps yet!
 
Thank you for joining us for the July release! I hope you've found some new goodies to add to your collection and that we've given you plenty of ideas for your creations! Now get out there and create something! Have a great day!♥

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Paper Sweeties July Release Party!

Happy Tuesday! It's the official Paper Sweeties release day! All of the new stamps and dies are available right now in the Paper Sweeties shop! In honor of the release, I've made a cute puppy card with the new release, Sweeties Pets.
 Oh, how cute he is! I had a blast creating this! I've fussy cut both the puppy and his house and popped them up with foam tape.  I've also used some Creamsicle and Blueberry baker's twine from the Paper Sweeties shop on my card. The patterned papers are from the Here And There 6x6 paper pad by Studio Calico.What a great card for a new puppy or anyone who adores dogs! (I know I do!)

Here's the blog hop list for today, the incredibly talented Paper Sweeties designers have some wonderful inspiration for you!




New Products & Links:

I hope you'll retunr tomorrow for the Release Rewind party. This is the day we combine a new release with previously released products to show you how to get more value from your Paper Sweeties collection! See you then!♥

Monday, July 14, 2014

Make It Monday At The Kraft Journal-Sunshine

Happy Monday morning to you! It's time for a new Make It Monday challenge at The Kraft Journal blog. In keeping with summer, the theme this week is 'Sunshine'. You can interpret the theme any way you wish, just make use you use a kraft item or anything purchased or available at the Kraft Outlet shop. I made a sunburst card this week.
It sort of has a quilted look with the different patterned papers I used. I started my card with a Blank Brown Kraft Note Card. I die cut several pieces of patterned paper into triangles and adhered them in a sunburst pattern, trimming the edges of the paper along the top and sides of the card base as needed. I die cut two circles for the sun center and attached a sun shaped sequin to the middle with a brad. I then adhered a scalloped trim to the middle of the card and wrapped a piece of Mint Green Tea Seam Binding around it, tying it in a bow on the left side. I added another bow made from some yellow twine from the Pastel Hemp Cording Pack . I then added a tiny clothespin to the bows. The sentiment was stamped on the bottom right corner in brown ink.  Patterned papers are from the Mint Julep 6x6 paper pad by Basic Grey. The sentiment and sunbusrt die is from Papertrey Ink. Sunburst sequin by Jenni Bowlin. Trim from Webster's Pages.
   I hope you'll join us this week and link up your projects using the inspiration theme,  use something kraft or any item that can be purchased at The Kraft Outlet store.Remember, all followers of The Kraft Journal blog who link up their projects are entered into a monthly drawing for a $15 voucher from The Kraft Outlet. You also have the chance to have your work featured on Feature Me Friday. Hope to see you there!