Sunday, October 9, 2016

Joyful Stars October Blog Hop

  Welcome to our October Blog Hop.  I'm so happy that you decided to join us today.  If you have come from Stephanie's Blog, you are on the right track.  It is a circular hop, so you can start out anywhere and you will know you are finished when you get back to the first blog.  You can find a list of participants on Joyce's Blog.  Sad to say I have really neglected my blog this past month.  My family went on a fabulous vacation to beautiful Alberta, Canada.  We visited Jasper and Banff National Parks.  I am still trying to get caught up on everything and get back on a schedule.  I am happy to be back to sharing my creations on my blog.  This month, I have been playing with X7211B Jeepers Creepers, the new Halloween Paper in Holiday Expressions.  This fun paper can be used for so much more than just Halloween!  It uses the bright new colors in the Adventure palate.  It is only available until December 31, so don't forget to order your pack.
The card is a faux swing card.  I used the new exclusive ink pads to stamp the creatures. I added wiggly eyes just for fun.  The new pads are wonderful.  They are held closed by magnets and are stored with the pad upside down so the ink is always on the surface.  This card could easily be used for a birthday card simply by changing the sentiment.
Here is a peek at the inside:
Products used:
X7211B Jeepers Creepers Paper Pack
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5786 Tangerine Cardstock
C1652 Monstrous Halloween
Z2873 Slate Exclusive Ink
Z2808 Tangerine Exclusive Ink
Z2804 Pansy Exclusive Ink
Z2806 Emerald Exclusive Ink
Z2807 Willow Exclusive Ink
Z1151 3-D Foam Tape
A toothpick to hold the banner
Wiggly eyes in various sizes from the craft store
Thank you for joining us today!  
Now it is time to hop to Nickie's Blog to see what she has created this month.
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Friday, September 9, 2016

Joyful Stars September Blog Hop

Welcome to the Joyful Stars September Blog Hop.  If you have come from Joyce's Blog, then you are on the right track. It is a circular hop, so you just hop from one blog to the next until you reach the first blog again.  If you get lost along the way, you can find a list of the participants on Joyce's Blog.  Today, I have a card using products from the new Holiday Expressions.  The wreath was cut from the new Flower Market Cartridge.  It is on page 41 of the booklet cut at 3" in Fern Cardstock.  The wreath was colored using ShinHan markers.  You could cut the wreath from additional colors and add them to the wreath instead of coloring. 

Joy (from D1694 Very Merry Stamp set) was heat embossed in gold embossing powder and mounted with foam tape in the center of the wreath on top of the beautiful Sea Glass Glitter Paper.  Don't you just love that sparkle?  The color looks so elegant with the Oh Deer paper too.
It includes sentiments for the inside and outside of a card.  This fabulous set is available in English, Spanish and French!
Here is a peek at the inside of the card.  Another stamp from the Very Merry Stamp Set was used on the inside, along with a strip of the Oh Deer paper.

Products used:
X7214B Oh Deer Paper Packet
Z1375 Kraft Paper
X5642 Cocoa Cardstock
X5777 Fern Cardstock
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Z3240 Sea Glass Glitter Paper
Z3285 Flower Market Cricut Cartridge
Z3090 Red Enamel Gems
D1694 Very Merry Stamp Set
Z3189 White and Gold Ribbon
Z2066 Gold Embossing Powder
ShinHan Markers: Bronze, Sap Green, Carmine

Now it is off to Krista's Blog to see her creation.

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Friday, September 2, 2016

Create Kindness Card Kit

Celebrate National Stamping Month this September with hand stamped cards designed to create a little more kindness in the world.  The Create Kindness card kit contains all of the supplies needed to create 24 beautiful, hand made cards that you can use to brighten someone's day!  I just received my kit and could not wait to get started creating.
I used the ShinHan Alcohol markers to color in the stamped images and the fine point journaling pen (these are not included in the kit)  to add a little detail to the circles.  Here are a few close up photos:

 Thanks to the pre-printed card bases, these cards come together in no time, leaving you more time to do something thoughtful for someone.  Watch the hashtag #createkindness on Instagram and Facebook to see what acts of kindness these cards are inspiring and join the conversation by posting some pictures of your own.  This fabulous kit is just $46.95 which is 15% off of the retail value!  Want to get your own kit?  Just click on the SHOP button at the top of this page.

Offer valid September 1-30 while supplies last.  Shipping/handling based on the full retail price of discounted items.
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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Beach Bag Treat Holder

Here it is Labor Day weekend and the unofficial end of summer.  While Fall is my absolute favorite season, I am sad that this year seems to be flying by so quickly!  Today, I have a Beach Bag treat holder to share.  These treats were filled with salt water taffy for the croppers at my August crop. 
 The beach bag was inspired by a pin on my Treat Holders board on my Pinterest account.  Here is a link to the instructions if you would like to create you own.  I just love saving ideas on Pinterest!  Since I can create and name my boards, it is easy to save and retrieve ideas.   I chose to use X7210B Calypso Paper packet (retired) because I wanted them to look like beach bags.  Tip: When you put together paper intended to hold treats, use Liquid Glass as your adhesive.  It makes the paper very sturdy and your "seams" will not come apart. 
Here are photos so you can see the details.

Have a great Labor Day weekend with your friends and family!

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Monday, August 29, 2016

Cupcake Birthday Card

Here is a cute birthday card using the adorable new stamp set, B1532 Sweet Birthday.  It is another set that I had to purchase as soon as I saw it.  
 The texture papers are from Z3255 Whimsy Fundamentals.  The cupcake is colored using Shin Han Alcohol Markers.  I love the cute little face on the cupcake.
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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Mojo Monday 462

  My card uses the new CTMH Whimsy and Adventure Fundamental Exclusive paper.  The final product is not anything like what I originally intended, but it would make a cute Valentine card so maybe I have something prepared way in advance!

 The card features the new Whimsy and Adventure Fundamentals and the new Cricut Flower Market Collection.  The heart wreath is on page 42 of the booklet and was cut at 2" in Willow Cardstock.  The "berries" are made using a mini hole punch.

Products used:
Z3285 Flower Market Collection
Z3255 Whimsy Fundamentals
Z3253 Adventure Fundamentals
X5790 Adventure Cardstock Combo Pack
A1192 Happy Heart My Acrylix Stamp Set
Z2193 Cotton Candy Exclusive Inks (retired)
Z3087  Green Shimmer Trim

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Sweet Sixteen Card In A Box

This is a special card for my sweet great niece who was celebrating her 16th birthday.  The card base and some of the elements are cut using the exclusive Box Card Die from The Stamps of Life purchased at the Creating Keepsakes Convention. The die contains so many  fantastic pieces and it is  easy to put together.
I added some translucent very fine "Easter Grass" as a filler.  This card can be folded to fit in an envelope for mailing.  Here is a side view:

Here is a close up so you can see the individual elements.
Products used:
X7202B Kaleidoscope Paper Packet
Sweet Leaf, Canary and White Daisy Cardstock
Hollyhock and Blush Cardstock (Both are retired colors)
Artbooking and Art Philosophy Cricut Collections
Background stamp from the Flower Market Cricut Collection
Stamps of Life Box Card Die Set
Sizzix Happy Birthday Step-Up Card Die Set (cupcakes, candles and gifts)
Z3274 Clear Sparkles
Z1263 Mini Sparkles

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