Friday, November 30, 2012

JOY / Home Decor Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to the CHRISTMAS HOME DECOR BLOG HOP!!

If you arrived here from Pam's blog Love Bug Creations than you are in the right place, if you just stopped by my blog you'll want to start at the beginning at Shannon's blog My Scrappy Creations so you don't miss out on any of the wonderful creations!!!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas and we'd like to inspire you to get your home decorated for the holidays!!!

For my project I was inspired by something I saw on Pinterest.

It's from the blog Craft Goodies.

For my version I purchased the letters at JoAnn's, painted them red and used Mod Podge to attach patterned paper by Graphic 45 to the fronts of the J and the Y.

I also purchased a three jingle bell ornament from JoAnn's which I took apart to use the largest of the jingle bells for my project. It was brown and I painted it the same color red as the letters and also painted the jingle bell with Mod Podge as a sealer.

I painted a wooden wheel piece red and glued the jingle bell to it so that the jingle bell would stay upright and in place.

I also glued some buttons, tied with twine, to the J and Y. The pine cones, greenery and berries came with the jingle bell ornament, so I reattached them after the paint had dried.

I will have some blog candy, but I forgot to take a pic.

If you are a follower of my blog and leave a comment on this post, you will be entered in the drawing for the blog candy.

You are now off to see what Lisa has created at Lisa's Creative Niche!

Here is the complete line up in case you get lost:

Thanks for stopping by!!!

You Melt My Heart

I have a card to share with you today that I made for a new challenge blog Addicted To CAS!

Their first challenge is SNOW

For my card I decided to use a new stamp set I received from Paper Smooches called Warm Hearts which you can purchase here.

I also tried a technique that I'd never done before - masking.
I used Sticky Notes to cover my card stock on both sides of where I wanted my images to go.
Then I stamped, applied my Sitckles and peeled off the Sticky Notes.

I think it's a technique I'll improve on with practice, but I'm not super unhappy with my first try.

Supplies used: card stock - white; stamps - Warm Hearts by Paper Smooches; ink - Faded Jeans Distress Ink by Tim Holtz for Ranger; Diamond, Turquoise and Xmas Red Stickles; Pop Dots

Paper Smooches Blog Hop

Paper Smooches is having a fun blog hop showcasing their new releases!!!!

You should hop on over and check it out!!!!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Why Do I Have To Cook..... / CTO #90

I know Thanksgiving is over, but this week at Celebrate The Occasion we are still celebrating!!!

The challenge is Thanksgiving - use 3 buttons!

You really need to pop over and see the DT's projects, they are so cute!!!

For my card I used a digi called Stella Calendar Months - Thanksgiving by Bugaboo Stampswho is our fabulous sponsor for this month.

Supplies used: card stock - kraft, orange, white; patterned papers - Turkey Day and harvest Plaid by Reminisce; digital image - Bugaboo Stamps; Copic Markers; buttons - my stash; twine - Liz's Paper Loft Boutique; sewing machine; Pop Dots.

Looking forward to seeing your creation linked up with us!!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Sneak Peek - Pins To Creations

Happy Monday everyone!!!!

Hope your week ahead includes some crafty time!

I have a new post over at Pins To Creations and I hope you'll hop on over to check it out!!!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Sneak Peek - Pins To Creations

Happy Friday everyone!!!!

Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful!

I have a new post over at Pins To Creations and I hope you'll hop on over to check it out!!!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Celebrate More Birthdays - Challenge #7 Link Up For Pink

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!!

Something every cancer survivor is thankful for is celebrating another birthday and thats the theme of our newest challenge over at Link Up For Pink - Celebrate More Birthdays!
Once again we are being sponsored by Ippity Chick - Mary's Creative Journey


Here is the prize you can win:

For my card I chose to use  Cake Wishes by Unity

Supplies used: card stock - white, kraft; patterned paper - Delight from Happy Go Lucky by Pebbles; stamp - Cake Wishes by Unity; ink - Tuxedo Black by Memento; Diamond and Yellow Stickles; ribbon - LUFP; charm - my friend Jen; safety pin - Making Memories; Tim Holtz Texture Fades embossing folder; font - SNF Lollipop; cake icing clip art; Pop Dots.

I hope to see your project linked up with us at Link Up For Pink, because we all like to Celebrate More Birthdays!!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Stitched Christmas Trees

First I'd like to wish all of my friends out there a VERY wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends!!!!!

I am so thankful for all of you!!!!

I'd like to share a CAS card I made for Case This Sketch challenge #6.

Here is the sketch:

I decided to flip it sideways and I pulled out some old stitching templates by Bazzill that I haven't used in ages.

Supplies used: card stock - white; patterned paper - scrap from my stash; stamp from Season of Joy by Stampin' Up; ink - Tuxedo Black by Memento; In Stitch'z template by Bazzill; DMC floss #'s 905, 906 and 907; Pop Dots.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Turkey Shirt

I just had to share with you the little turkey t-shirt I made for my granddaughter to wear on Thanksgiving.

My daughter saw this on Pinterest and asked me if I could make one for Michelle, so of course I said yes.

Here is the pic of the one my daughter pinned from the blog Love From Texas:

Here is my version:

I ironed a piece of Heat & Bond Lite on to a small piece of brown cotton fabric.

I downloaded a turkey cut file from Silhouette Studio and cut the fabric body out with my Cameo. 

I traced the outline of the body on to my shirt, then pinned the ribbon around the outline and sewed the ribbon on with my sewing machine. 

Then I ironed the turkey body on to the shirt, over the ribbon, and reinforced it by sewing around the body with my sewing machine also.

I cut the beak and waddle out of paper, again with my Cameo, and used the paper pieces to trace an outline on my Turkey which I then satin stitched.

I sewed a couple black beads on for eyes.

I can't wait to see it on her!!!!!!!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Sneak Peek - Pins To Creations

Happy Monday everyone!!!!

I hope your weekend was fun and creative :)

I have a new post over at Pins To Creations and I hope you'll hop on over to check it out!!!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Christmas Tree Fold Card and Blog Hop Winners

Happy Friday to all!!!!

I'd like to share a Christmas card with you today that uses a cute fold to make a Christmas tree.

You'll want to use double sided paper and cut a 5 1/4" circle out of it You will the cut the circle in half.

Then use this guide to fold the tree

Makes for a quick and cute Christmas Tree.

Supplies used: card stock - white, red, brown; patterned paper - Brocade Noel from Noel by Making Memories; ribbon - Merlot by 3 Girl Jam; rhinestones - BoBunny; button - Michaels; embossing folder by Tim Holtz for Sizzix; stamp from Seasons of Joy by Stampin' Up; ink - Tuxedo Black by Memento; gold glitter star by JoLee's.

I'd also like to announce the winners of the Pins To Creations Fall/Thanksgiving blog hop and the Autumn Blessings blog hop!!!

The winner of the Pins To Creations Fall/Thanksgiving blog hop picked by is #19

Michele from MS said...
That frame is PERFECT for this project! Love the added dimension the pop dots provide and the enlarged pumpkin on the outside brings it all together ~ another wonderful project! msmith38652(at)gmail(dot)com

And the winner of the Autumn Blessings blog hop picked by is #4

jessica said...
What a great idea and super adorable project Esther! Looks great on the table!!
TFS and have a GREAT Saturday!!

Congrats ladies!!!! If you email me your address I will get your goodies mailed out to you!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Flower Thank You

I saw a card similar to this on Pinterest and really loved how the image was stamped on an old book page, so I just had to try it out.

Of course the colors apply and shade differently than working on paper made for Copic markers, but I think it turned out fairly well.

I'd Like to enter it in 3 challenges going on right now.

At The Paper Player it is challenge #121 and the color combo this week is :

At Papercraft Star  the challenge this week is Thank You.

And at Operation Write Home the midweek throwdown challenge is Thank You.

Supplies used -  card stock - Olive, burgundy; patterned paper - Noir Polka Dot Rose in Paper Reverie by Making Memories; old book page; stamp - Best Things Just Happen by Unity; Copic markers; rub on - American Crafts; twine - Liz's Paper Loft Boutique; circle punchs - EK Success; Pop Dots

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Sneak Peek - LUFP

I have a little sneak peek of a card I made for Link Up For Pink!

I hope you'll stop by the blog and check it out.

Ladies - Don't forget your mammograms!!! Take care of your girls!

Sneak Peek of My First Post For Pins To Creations

Hi everyone!

I have my first post today as a design team member for Pins To Creations.

Hop on over to the blog to check out what I created with this:

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Season's Greetings

I've had the chance to play in some challenges this week and it's been so much fun!

I have a card to share with you today that I made for the challenge over at Dynamic Duos.

Here is the color challenge for thus week:

For my card I used papers and elements from Alpine Frost by SEI.

Supplies used: Card stock - red; patterned paper - Dust of Snow in Alpine Frost by SEI; label sticker and chipboard snowflakes in Alpine Frost by SEI; rub on - American Crafts.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.......

Do you know how loved you are???

Just a little CAS card I made for two challenges.

For Cas-ual Fridays the challenge this week is torn

And for Case this Sketch the sketch this week is:

And here is my interpretation of these two challenges using a stamp from Unity and papers from Graphic 45.

Supplies used: card stock - red; patterned papers - Let It Snow and Carol of the Bells in Christmas Past collections by graphic 45; stap - Twinkle, Twinkle by unity; ink - Rich Cocoa by momento.

Sneak Peek - LUFP

I have a little sneak peek of a card I made for Link Up For Pink!

I hope you'll stop by the blog and check it out.

Ladies - Don't forget your mammograms!!! Take care of your girls!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Birthday Wishes

I thought I would play along at Case Study challenge blog this week!

The inspiration for this week is a beautiful card by Angeline Young.

Her inking, kraft card stock and long, simple flowers inspired me to come up with this card:

I went for a masculine birthday card. I used kraft card stock also, I did some subtle inking and used tall, slender candles.

Supplies used:  card stock - white, blue, kraft; patterned papers from Hang 10 by Basic Grey; stamp - Candles, Stars and Birthday Wishes by Unity; ink - Rich Cocoa by Memento, Gathered Twigs and Faded Denim Distressed Inks by tim Holtz for Ranger; corner rounder punch - Fiskars; rhinestones - My Minds Eye.

Thanksgiving Subway Art / Pins To Creations Fall Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pins To Creations Fall / Thanksgiving Blog Hop!!

If you've arrived from Ashley's blog The Glamorous Side of Scrapping you are in the right place, if not please start at the beginning at Pins To Creations so you don't miss a thing!

I don't know about you, but I have been pinning quite a few fall/Thanksgiving projects on my board. There are so many cute things out there that I want to give a try!!

Subway art is very popular right now and I saw this Fall themed subway art on Pinterest:

It's from the blog Betty Crocker Wannabe and there is a printable for the above subway art if you'd like to copy it.

This pretty framed art inspired me to create one of my own. For mine, I started with a print and cut file from Silhouette Studio.

I printed the subway art on cream card stock and inserted it in a frame that I had purchased at JoAnn's. I cut the pumpkins, acorns, and leaves out from patterned paper and attached them on top of the printed version with Pop Dots.

I then enlarged those same pieces and cut them out again to attach to the bottom of my frame.

I layered the different cuts, gluing some directly onto the frame and attaching others with different size Pop Dots.

It was really fairly simple and I'm happy with the finished product!!

Supplies used: card stock - cream; patterned papers - Pioneer and Giving in Thankful by Authentique, Apple Cider Stripe in Apple Cider by BoBunny; Silhouette Studio print & cut file; frame - JoAnn's; Pop Dots.

If you are a follower of my blog and leave a comment on this post I will enter you in a drawing for this blog candy:

Thanks for stopping by, now your off to Jamie's blog Scrap Queen!

Here is the complete line up in case you get lost:

Pins To Creations -
Ann -
Ashley -
Esther -
Jamie -
Jessica -
Mandee(Scrappin Madge) -

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Thank You So Very Much

This is my second post for today, if you are looking for the Autumn Blessings blog hop click here.

This is a little CAS card I'd like to share with you that I made for this weeks challenge at Casology.

This weeks cue is orange.

I went with an orange card stock for my card base. I cut a background out with my Cameo using a Silhouette Studio cut file, and glued it to my card base. I matted a piece of kraft card stock onto a slightly larger piece of brown and then cut a leaf out of the corner, again using a Silhouette Studio cut file. I attached a piece of transparency to the back of the leaf cut out so that I could glue the leaf vein on. I added a rub on and a little twine bow and then attached it to my car base with Pop Dots for dimension.

Supplies used: card stock - orange, brown, kraft; Silhouette Studio cut files; transparency sheet - Office Depot; rub on - American crafts; twine - my stash.

Give Thanks / Autumn Blessings Blog Hop

Hello all and welcome to the Autumn Blessings blog hop!!

I have many, many things to be thankful for and just one of them is all the friendships I've made through my blog!!! I appreciate all of you who visit my blog and want to thank you for the joy you have brought into my life, I am blessed for sure!!

If you have arrived here from Maria's blog Joyful Stamper than you are in the right place. If you just popped in than you want to start at the beginning at Lisa's blog Honeybearz Designs because you don't want to miss any of the fabulous autumn creations all the gals have in store for you. I believe Lisa has some blog candy up for grabs also.

Here is the line up in case you get lost:

1. Lisa -
2. Ashley -
3. Maria -
4. Esther -
5. Shawnee -
6. Christine -
7. Lucy -
8. LLuvia aka misses crafty -
9. Pam -
10. Haidee -
11. Paula -
12. Pam (Mama LoveBug) -
13. Rebecca -
14. Tricia -
15. Sue-Ann aka Suzy's Crafts -
16. Melissa -

My sister is gracious enough to host Thanksgiving dinner at her house. She is a fabulous cook so all of the family is grateful that we get to enjoy her cooking. She came across this project online and asked if I would make it for her to use on her table.

Super easy, so if you need a little something for your table you can whip this up in a flash.

I used glass votives I purchased at Walmart for .77 each.

The letters were cut on vinyl using the "A Childs Year" Cricut cartridge. I used the monogram option and cut the letters at 2" each. For the leaf I used Cricut Craft Room to insert the leaf icon from page 37 into the plain monogram on page 57.

I have a little blog candy you can have a chance to win:

All you have to do to have a chance to win is to:

1. Be a follower of my blog
2. Leave a comment on this post .

Thanks for stopping by and now you are on your way to Shawnee's blog Blessed On The Bright Side.