Friday, August 29, 2014

The Alley Way Stamps: Prehistoric Sneak Peek

I literally shrieked with joy when Alison shared the images of dinos for this release! I was *obsessed* with dinosaurs as a kid and I'm not afraid to share that sometimes I wish I was a paleontologist, digging up bones out in the middle of nowhere!

So, I am super excited to share my sneak peek of Prehistoric! I also snuck in an image from Stomper, which you will get to see tomorrow on the TAWS blog! :)

I colored him in with my Spectrum Noir blendable pencils and cut him out.  Then I added some vellum to the left side and stamped the sentiment on it.

Isn't he so much fun?

You can win this set on the TAWS blog today only (8/29), so head on over to find out how!

I'm entering this into the Crafty Little Fairies Cute and Cuddly Challenge.

Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps
Pencils: Spectrum Noir (062, 063, 013, 114, 046, 047, 048, 031, 032)
Vellum: Unknown
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink (Broken China)
Sequins: Lawn Fawn

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014


I think the magician from Ta Da is too cute! He makes me smile whenever I look at him.  I paired him up with Now You See Me (free with a $40 purchase this month) to create this fun card.

I'm entering this into the Come and Get It Challenge: Anything Goes!

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Reflections Release!

Today is a very special release for Sweet Stamp Shop's On Cherry Street line! Nicole is turning 30 soon and she wanted to create a kit to celebrate her birthday! It's called Reflections and it goes on sale today!!!

I chose to document a recent weekend getaway my husband and I took to Michigan.  We drove up to Detroit to visit our friends that live up there for their Bridal Shower and it was a BLAST.  I used a picture that was taken right on the lake, across from Canada (this is the closest I've ever been to being out of the country, LOL).  We really had so much fun.  I never expected to love Detroit the way that I did (which is illegal since I'm a White Sox fan)!

I love the wood veneers that are included in the kit! I thought it would be totally fun to put the arrow ON TOP of the page protector! Yep - thinking out of the box.  :)  And if you shake the page (like my 5 year old does to everything, sigh), the sequins move around.

My layout is simple and to the point, right??? :) I added in a few die cuts and sequins, but that was it.  I love, love, love the card that I chose - it's just so perfect for so many things! I may need to go and get another kit because I just love the cards so much... Even for cardmaking!

The full details on the release (and all of the AMAZING projects by the DT) are on the Sweet Blog.  Make sure you pop over there and check it out!

Cards and Wood: Sweet Stamp Shop: On Cherry Street Reflections Kit
Gray Cardstock: Recollections
Dies: Simon Says Stamp
Sequins: Lawn Fawn and Studio Calico

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Special Treat: Milk Carton Tutorial

I want to share with you how I created this adorable milk carton!

I used the Crafter's Companion Ultimate Tool along with the Special Treat Embossing Board.  I embossed and cut out two identical sides of the carton.

Then I adhered them together using a extra strong tape runner.

Then I folded and adhered the sides together.

I cut a 2.125 x 2.125 square for the bottom piece and adhered it.

Since it's all embossed right on the board, I just pinched the top together and it was done! Awesome!

I wanted to add something fun to the front of the carton, so I stamped this label image from Stamp It Australia: French Travels and then inked it up with some Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

Then I stamped this beautiful flower from Stamp It Australia: Floral Fancies using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

I colored it in with Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils (013, 024, 029) and the Blending Solution and paper stumps.

To soften it up, I added the same Distress Ink to the flower before adhering it to the carton.

I also added some ink to the edges of the carton, just to give it more of a distressed feel.  Here is the finished piece again:

Thanks for stopping by!

All supplies are available on the Crafter's Companion site unless otherwise noted.

Patterned Paper: Lawn Fawn

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Die'sire Decorative Dies!

Hi! I wanted to share a creation I made with the brand new Die'sire Decorative dies from Crafter's Companion!

I used the Die'sire Chantilly Lace for this beauty! I paired it up with the Sentimentals: Knit & Stitch and then added some Distress Ink: Vintage Photo.

For the center, I used Spectrum Noir Markers: BT5, BT6, PP5, PP6/

Thanks for stopping by!

All supplies available on the Crafter's Companion store site unless otherwise noted.

Patterned paper: Stampin' Up
Buttons: Unknown

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Love You Lots!

Flower sets really speak to me and the new Flower Show is no exception! I used Bitty Borders and Flower Doodles to create this charming card!

I'm entering this into the 4 Krafty Girlz Anything Goes Challenge!

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Friday, August 22, 2014

BIC #56

As soon as I saw this picture, I knew I'd use the cute boat from Nap Time and a pattern from Bitty Borders to create my card.  I added some vellum to give the effect of those soft ripples in the water and also used the clouds from Once Upon a Time!

I'm entering this into the 4 Krafty Girlz Challenge: Anything Goes.

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