Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Valentine you're DINOmite

Hi Everyone!

Hope all is good! I wanted to share a little card I made for Valentines Day. Peachy Keen Stamps is having a Just card challenge using hearts. I love their challenges, always so FUN! I also incorporated a few other fun challenges as well. I have listed them below. I used mostly scraps for this card. I only had a 2 inch strip of the PP, so I cut the strip in half and bordered the card. The felt heart is from package of hearts probably 5 years old and that ribbon is from last Christmas. Yay getting rid of the old :)

That big polka dot green dino is from Create a critter and the sentiment is printed from two of my favorite fonts - Love Letter & Candy heart.

Card - 5.25"
Paper - We are memory keepers & K& Co
Face Stamp - Peachy Keen  PK-754 Critter Faces SET A Medium
Ribbon - Stampin up
Machine Stitched
Challenges/Link Parties


Saturday, January 26, 2013

Be Mine

Hi Everyone!
Are you staying warm? I have been inside cooking, baking & crafting - so FUN!
I have a pretty simple card for you today. I fell in LOVE with this stamp at Micheals and just wanted to run home a make a card. I know I'm more of a Cricut/die cut crafter but like I said I fell in love with it and wanted it to be the center of attention.

I added some Tim Holtz ink to give the typewriter an ever more vintage look and colored the paper with Copic R81 and added some glossy accents

Card - 5.5" x 4.25"
Paper - Recollections & American Crafts love notes
Chunky Glitter - MS
Machine stitched


Friday, January 25, 2013

Little Scrap Pieces DT post - Wish Big


It's Friday! You know what that means Little Scrap Pieces "Fun Friday Challenge"! This week it's all about Birthday's.  Wow, you must stop over and see some of the projects my DT sisters made! They are ALL so talented! We all need an extra Birthday card for our inventory:) come join the fun and share your card with us!

My card today is a simple birthday card for a man. We have about 8 birthdays in the family in the months of Feb. & Mar. mostly guys :) I started with the this weeks Mojo Sketch
I used the party hat from the Sweet Treats Cricut Cartridge. I added a mini pom pom and some of Karens Ribbon to the bottom. I used the doily punch from MS - love this punch.

The sentiment is from MCT and the round embellishments "Skittles" are from Carri - Click HERE to check them out! The orange square is embossed with the cuttlebug distressed embossing folder.

Challenges/Link Up parties
Everyday is an Occasion - Sunday Funday
Mojo Monday - Sketch
Paper playtime - Use some brown
The cuttlebug spot - Its hip to be square
Pink cricut - Link Up Tuesday
Die cuttin divas - Use an Edge punch and ribbon
Dl art Thankful Thursday Linky party - Anything goes


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Sending you "Beary" good wishes

Hi Everyone!

Hope you all enjoyed a fabulous weekend. We had a three day and had such a great time. At the end of last week we were able to get away and go down south to Lego land for a couple days and then over the weekend the Hubs planned a wonderful evening for us while my youngest had a sleepover. It was fantastic!! 
Today, I'm sharing a little treat holder. Actually it's not that little, it's really a good size. It would probably hold a small candle. Peachy keen stamps is having a 3D challenge Create a 3D object of your choice using bears. The 3D object can be anything, as long as bears are included somewhere on the project. 

Last week I created a bear using my gypsy and this is the same bear with a different shape for her face - details can be found HERE. I also came across Frosted Designs - Fabulous Friday Challenge Give a Gift and thought it was a great opportunity to give a little gift.
Sweet PKS - 440 Cute and Cuddly Face Assortment
The box is a gable style box but I chose not to cut out the top so it kind of resembles a milk carton. The directions can be found HERE
The inside is filled with yummy peanut butter chocolate :)
Approx - 6" x 3
Paper - Basic Grey
Sentiment - My creative Time (Mixed holiday)
Ribbon - Little Scrap Pieces


Friday, January 18, 2013

Little Scrap Pieces DT post - Ever Thankful

Hi Everyone!
Yippee it's Friday! You know what that means Little Scrap Pieces "Fun Friday Challenge"! This week it's all about the Flowers.  Wow, you must stop over and see some of the projects my DT sisters made! They are ALL so talented! 
Some of you may have heard of a "Thankful" jar, they are all over pinterest. It basically is exactly what it sounds like :) You place little notes of the things you are thankful for daily, weekly, all throughout the year and then on Dec. 31st you and your family sit and read them. Well our church actually handed out mason jars for anyone that would like to start this fun little project. So of course this jar could absolutely not sit on my kitchen island without getting a little "Paper" makeover (haha) Here's a tip... the burlap and ribbon are permanently adhered to the jar as I knew I would not want to change them. The flower is only attached to the tag so that I can change this out to go with my seasonal decor. I know I have my apples from Fall decor but I just put them back in after Christmas because I couldn't find my Red & White decor:(   
Look we already have two thankful notes in the jar :) And that's a stamp from the dollar bin at Micheals - SCORE!

I wrapped the jar with the most awesome burlap from Liz's paper loft & added a MCT curly label die and rolled flower die.

I thought I would include a pic. of the instructions just in case it inspires anyone to start this project in their home. I have to say it really creates lots of fun conversation like... Can I be thankful for Homework passes, whoopie cushions and shooting a 76 in golf. Those were from my boys, but my favorite one was when my oldest said I have something for the jar...I'm so thankful Mom learned to cook, our house always smells so good :) That was my memory maker for the week :) 

Have a FABULOUS day my friends!!
Challenges/Link Up Parties


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Hello LOVE

Hi Everyone!

I have a sweet little Valentine card to share today - super clean and simple. I really LOVE CAS cards but sometimes find them challenging. Here is what I came up with. 
I used felt for the hearts and ran it through my cuttlebug.

I did have a little help on the design :) I used the sketch over at Retro sketches 
Card - 4.25" x 5.5"
Die Cut (heart) Sizzix
Paper - K&Co
Stamps - HeroArts (hello) MCT (LOVE)
Heat Embossed

Hope you all have a FANTASTIC day!!
Challenges/Link Party


Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Die Cuttin Diva - Guest Diva

Hi Everyone!

I'm excited to share that I am Guest Diva today over at Die Cuttin Divas. Thank you Georgiana! 
Today's theme for the DCD challenge is Penguins so I wanted to make something special for the occasion:) I have been so inspired lately and crafting almost every night :) My gypsy girl needs a rest! 
  I hope you have a chance to pop over to Die Cuttin Divas and join in the fun!

These two penguins were created using Number 8's from the George cartridge. The arms were a layer shape from Sweet treats welded to the body.

The inside (white) is created by using a heart balloon and regular balloon from CAC cartridge. I welded the two together. After that the card was SIMPLE. Hand cut snow hill for the penguins to slide down and some snowflakes and all done!
And of course who can forget their adorable Peachy faces!
Card - 5.5"
Paper - American Crafts
Snowflakes - Lil Inkers stamps & dies
Stamp - PK-460 Happy Lashes Face Assortment
Scarf - Yarn
Lots and lots of glossy accents :)



Monday, January 14, 2013

Winner from New Years Blog Hop

Hi Everyone!

I wanted to announce the winner of the New Years Blog Hop (Just a little late) 
The winner is Mary Ann Scrappin GGThank you for joining us in the hop hope you had fun!  Please contact me with your address so I can get your gift card in the mail to you! 

Please stop back tomorrrow I have a FUN post to share:)


Saturday, January 12, 2013

Beary Sweet

Hi Everyone!
I hope you all enjoyed your day! We had soccer and basketball games and now we are all getting ready to watch a movie by the fire - can't wait. It's one of my most favorite things about the winter!
I quickly wanted to share the card I made for the Peachy Keen Challenge. This week it's a sketch challenge. The DT has been so inspiring with the new release I really wanted to use a teddy bear.  I created one using my gyspy and the CAC bear and just added some circles from the George cartridge for the bears feet. Welded everything together and I came up with this. I wanted to use some non traditional colors for Valentines day. 
The hearts are from Plantin cartridge

 Card - 5.5" x 4.25"
Paper - My Minds Eye
Stamp - PKS - 440 Cute and Cuddly Face Assortment
Sentiment - My creative Time sets (Mixed holiday & Just a note)

Hope you ALL have a GREAT evening and wonderful Sunday!


Friday, January 11, 2013

Little Scrap Pieces Fun Friday DT Post

Hi Everyone!
Yippee it's Friday! You know what that means "Fun Friday Challenge"! This week it's all about the Winter blues. You can create a project using a winter theme or just use the color blue - Fun right? So I created a winter themed card and I used blue too. However my blues look a little more green in the pics. Please pop over to Little Scrap Pieces and check out what our DT made this week and join in the fun!
I used the cup & a mat from gypsy wanderings & snowflake from the Christmas cartridge.

Card - 4.5" x 4"
Paper - My minds Eye Merry (New) & Market
Ribbon - Little Scrap Pieces
Twine - Twendy Tine (My Craft Spot)
Sentiment - Lil Inker stamps
Lots of glitter and stickles
Tim Holtz Ink
Challenges/Linky Party
Go Fish Challenge - Snow or Winter Theme
Cut it up Challenge - In with new (The twine, paper & stamps are new or never used before)


Wednesday, January 9, 2013

For Your Baby Shower

Hi Everyone!
Hope your day is off to a fantastic start! I have a sweet little card to share today.  I made this for a friend who is having a baby boy :) She is the same friend I made the Gift card holder for, a couple posts back. We had her baby shower last weekend and I never got around to post the card.
The tiny little rattle & pin came from the New Arrival cartridge.

Card - 5"
A2 Quatrefoil Embossing Folder( thank you Jill I love this)!
MCT - More Gift Card Sentiments Stamp Set
Jute Twine
Lace - I'm not sure where I found this
Have a great day!!!!!

Die Cuttin Divas - color challenge (Blue, Ivory, Gold)
Crafty Ribbons Challenge - New Beginings
Link Up Tuesday - Pink Cricut
Everyday is an Occasion - Sunday Funday Link Party


Tuesday, January 8, 2013

I heart you!

Hi Everyone!
Hope everyone is doing well. How's your Mojo? Mine has kicked into overdrive:) You are ALL so inspiring! Here is a card I made for a couple of challenges. Peachy Keen Connection is having a January challenge. The challenge is to use something "New" so I used my new stamps from My Creative Time. Also, 3 girl jam is having an "Anything goes" challenge. Here is what I came up with for both challenges.
This little crab is from the CAC cartridge. His sweet little face is from PK-754 Critter Faces SET A Medium
That great big heart he's holding is from the Plantin cartridge and the sentiment is from the MCT small talk set.
I added loads of dimension to this card and lots of pink and red :)
Card - 4.5"
Paper - We are memory keepers & recollections.
Ribbon - 3 girl Jam (Holly Berry) 
Heat embossed


Friday, January 4, 2013

Little Scrap Pieces Fun Friday DT Post

Hi Everyone!

Hooray, it's Friday! I'm so happy that the weekend is here! I sure hope you all had a FANTASTIC New Year celebration and your New Year is off to a great start!

Today's Fun Friday Challenge is an easy one "Anything goes" please pop over and have a look at the inspiration and then link up your projects!

I created a gift card holder for an upcoming friends birthday
I created the holder using my gypsy

GC Holder - approx 4 x 5
Paper - My Minds Eye, recollections
Sentiment - My Creative Time
Ribbon - Little Scrap Pieces
Flower - My Creative Time Die


Thursday, January 3, 2013

A look back at 2012...

Hi Everyone!

A look back at a very crafty year. I'm so thrilled I get to share my love for paper here with you. I'm even more thrilled that I have made some really special friends:) Thank you for taking the time to pop over and visit last year! 
I thought I would share some of my favorite projects of 2012.  I would love to see a recap of your favorite projects you created over the year:) If you happen to do a blog post please add the link in the comments I would LOVE to stop by and see :)