Friday, 2 December 2016

First Post for The Project Bin

Happy Friday, my friends!

Today I'm excited to be sharing my first project for The Project Bin

If you're not familiar with The Project Bin,
they specialize in wonderful sentiment stamps.
They're clear photopolymer and stamp as crisp as can be!
Each set has multiple stamps, and 
"A Way With Words."

My card features one of the stamps from the Autumn's Calling Stamp Set

Most of you know that I really love the Autumn season!
I just had to get another Fall card in before Winter finally arrives.
Our Winter weather is very late this year!

I stamped the lovely sentiment on a piece of decorative paper, 
cut it out, and matted it with kraft.
The card base is also out of kraft, with a lovely fall paper as the background.
I cut the beautiful decorative die from kraft, and inked it around the edges.
I adhered it to the card base with foam tape.


To add some more texture, I cut a piece of cheesecloth and frayed the edges.
I scrunched it into a ball and put it in a ziploc bag.
I spritzed into the back with both the Cranberry and the Sunset sprays,
and smooshed it all around.
Yes, that's the technical term for this technique! lol
I removed the cheesecloth from the bag and spread it out to dry.
Once dry, I adhered it on top of the decorative die.
Finally, I added the sentiment layer, again using foam tape.


Here's a closer look.
It's such a beautiful stamp!


Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Autumn Paper Pad, Kraft Cardstock;
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities - Labels Twenty-One, 
Decorative Curved Square;
Ink: CTMH - Cranberry, Distress Ink - Walnut Stain;
Sprays: Adirondack Color Wash - Cranberry, Sunset Orange;
Cheesecloth.

Autumn's Calling Stamp from The Project Bin:


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Linking Up To:






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I'll be back next week to share another wonderful stamp! :o)
In the meantime...

Here are all the links you'll need:




Thursday, 1 December 2016

Secret Revealed...and a Fun Customer Challenge Begins

Hello, my lovely friends!

I've been keeping a secret for months!
Actually, I don't think I've ever kept a secret this long! lol
I'm beyond thrilled to have been invited to the 
Gecko Galz Design Team! 


Those of you that are regulars to my blog 
know that I love to work with printable bits and pieces. 
Gecko Galz has an incredible selection of goodies!
I find them totally inspiring and I'm excited to share them with you! :o)

Also, Gecko Galz holds a Customer Challenge beginning the first of every month. 
The December Challenge is "Tag You're It" and it's a very special one.
The design team will be sharing tags, made with products from Gecko Galz, throughout the entire month! 
I have quite a few to share with you that I had the best time making! :o)

All the details and rules are listed over on the blog.
There are some great prizes to be won too! :o)

Today I have my first tag to share with you.
I began by creating my card base out of a teal cardstock.
On top of the tag I adhered the Snow Much Fun paper
I left the bottom right-hand corner free 
to show off the lovely snowflake feature on the paper.
When I cut the paper out I left white edges on the top and bottom.
I punched those edges with a snowflake border punch.


The lovely Silent Night image came from the
I inked the edges and added some Diamond Stickles.
The image of the beautiful girl on the right is from the
Under my watermark is a snowflake corner punched,
with a teal cardstock snowflake adhered into it,
and a white snowflake on top.


The sweet angel image came from one of the icon sheets 
I added more Diamond Stickles to her wings.
I added a pretty sheer bow to a Christmas sprig,
and adhered it beside the angel. 


At the top of the tag, I adhered a punched snowflake, and punched a whole through it. 
I added a white eyelet and threaded more sheer ribbon through it. 
I added a drop of Diamond Stickles to the center of each snowflake.
Finally, I attached a fun light bulb embellishment using a garment pin. 


So that is how I put my tag together! I hope you like it!


Other Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock;
Ink: Distress Ink - Iced Spruce;
Ribbon: Celebrate It;
Punches: Martha Stewart - Aspen Snowflake Border and Corner;
Bling: Diamond Stickles;
Making Memories Garment Pin;
Unknown Christmas Sprig, Light Bulb;
Cricut Explore Air Machine.

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Thanks so much for coming by today!
Make sure you head over to the Gecko Galz Blog
and take part in this special December event!

Did I mention there are some great prizes to be won? ;o)

 Here are all the links you'll need:






Digistamps4Joy - Challenge # 131 - Make it Sparkle!

Hello, my friends!

Welcome to a new Challenge share for Digistamps4Joy!

There's a new Challenge every month!
The challenges are always "Anything Goes" with a twist.
This month the twist is - "Make it Sparkle!"
You'll find all the challenge rules HERE.

Challenge #131 will run until December 31st,
and there are some great prizes offered!

For my card, I used the fun Party Shoes Image,
which you can find HERE.

I loaded this card up with as much sparkle as I could.
I colored it with markers, and then colored it again with Stickles.
I layered it on some glimmer paper, and then added some bling!




Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock, 
Stampin' Up - Glimmer Paper - Silver;
Die: SN - Layered Rectangles;
Coloring: Spectrum Noir Markers;
Punch: EK Success Border Punch - Arrow;
Stickles: Cotton Candy, Silver;
Bling: Glittering Stickers - Rhinestones.

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Now...head over to the blog and see what all the other girls have created for the challenge!
I'll be back soon with another crafty share! :o)

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Here are all the links you'll need: 

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Some New Fun For 2017

Hello, my sweet friends!

I'm just popping in with a short and sweet post share!
I'm very happy to announce that I have joined the Design Team at...


This is a brand new Challenge Blog with lots of fun things planned.
There are wonderful Sponsors offering lovely prizes!
The Challenges will be posted the first Friday of each month,
and will run for the entire month.

The first Challenge will begin on January 6, 2017.
Don't worry...I'll be here to remind you!

In the meantime, you'll want to head over and follow the blog!





Scrap N' Dipity - Lil Chickie Flower

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I have a Spotlight card to share for Scrap N' Dipity.

I have used this super fun "Lil Chickie Flower" image.
You can find it right HERE.

I've just made a very simple easel card. 
Here it is all closed flat:


Here it is standing up:


I added some glossy accents to the glasses for some fun dimension.


Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock, Scraps;
Image: Scrap N' Dipity - Lil Chickie Flower;
Color: Spectrum Noir Markers:
Punch: Fiskars - Grass Border;
Glossy Accents.

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Don't forget to join our latest challenge...it's "Glitter".

Here are all the links you're going to need:



Sunday, 27 November 2016

Tutti Designs - Swirly Sympathy Die

Hello, my friends!

It's Monday, and I'm back with a new Tutti Designs share!

This week I am sharing the Swirly Sympathy Die.
It's part of the October Release.
You can find it in the shop HERE.
Unfortunately, we all need this type of card on occasion. 
Some people are able to make several of these to have in their card stash.
I'm not one of those people.
It seems I always need one at the last minute.

This lovely word die helped me put this card together very quickly.

I cut the die out of blue patterned paper.
I adhered it onto another patterned paper with a glue pen.
I added some ribbon, a bow, and adhered it to the card base.



Finally, I added some pearls to the center of the flowers.


Having the sentiment die on the front of the card
leaves lots of room to write a message on the inside.


Other Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock, K & Company - Watercolor Bouquet;
Ribbon: Offray - Picot Edge;
Bling: Kaisercraft - Pearls.

Tutti Designs Die - Swirly Sympathy





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I'll be back next week with a new project.
In the meantime, here are all the links you'll need:




New Release at Digistamps4Joy - Snowman Scarf

Hello, my friends!

Today is New Release day at Digistamps4Joy!

I'm hoping to inspire you to want to play with this sweet fella!
This is "Snowman Scarf" and you can find it right HERE.

Isn't he fun?

I colored him up and then added lots of pretty diamond Stickles.
I did some simple layering with some of my favorite winter papers.
Finally, I added a pretty pink bow.



I printed out two images.
From the second, I fussy cut the colored scarf and nose.
Then I adhered it with foam dots.
It adds some lovely dimension.


Materials Used:
Papers: Basic Grey
Coloring: Spectrum Noir Markers;
Stickles: Diamond;
Ribbon: Celebrate It.

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Head on over to the Digistamps4Joy Shop,
and check out all the fun new images! 

See you again soon! :o)

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Here are all the links: