Saturday, October 29, 2011

Festive Candy Basket

Festive Hexagon Basket
This is a very quick and easy but fun and practical candy basket that could be used for all seasons.  I have instructions and supply list up on the Spellbinders Blog today. If you can believe it, I used the Spellbinders Hexagon Petal Envelope die template to create it!
Festive Basket Zoom
Sweet tooth anyone?  Yum!
I’m lovin’ the fall weather we are having on the coast! I had a fantastic lil’ photo shoot with my daughter on the beach and I did my first maternity shoot with a sweet family too! I can’t wait to finish editing the photos.
I have to share just a few of my sweetie.  You know that I am practicing self-control by not posting them all! 


Thanks for stopping by!  Have a fabulous day!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

30 Second Card

It’s hard to believe I know, but it’s for real!  I made this card in 30 seconds!  Do you keep your scraps and die cuts that you end up not using?  I have a drawer full of them.  I just toss what ever pieces I ended up not using into it.  My drawer was getting a little full!


I was getting some cards packaged up and ready to drop off at a local shop where I sell my cards when I decided I would quickly put some extra cards together using ‘leftovers.’  For this card, all of these die cuts and paper where already sitting on craft table (along with many others!)  Even the card base was cut out and inked already!  Some of these shapes I cut out two years ago.  Yikes!  The great thing about Spellbinders die templates is you can layer and layer them to make a quick, great card! 

Not a lot of design thought went into this card but it works!  I would encourage you to keep all the little die cuts that you cut out and decide not to use.  They may just come in handy some day! 


Sometimes use extra die templates for tags on my kids’ lunches or for quick notes that I write them and put in their lunch bag.  They are certainly always good to have on hand!
I’m so Grateful For YOu!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Making A Difference

Hey everyone!  Guess what?  I have been waiting a very long time to post about this layout and now I finally can!
Northridge Media published it in their September issue of Scrapbook Trends.

Haiti layout

This might have been one of my very favorite layouts I have ever put together.  I used Jillbean Soup cardstock, Basic Grey Curio and Theresa Collins pattern paper, American Crafts Thickers and October Afternoon alphabet stickers, Webster’s Pages Sparkler and a BUNCH of Spellbindersdie templates!  The list includes:  Grand Big Scalloped Circles, Fancy Tags Three, Rose Creations, Floral Doily Accents, Fleur de Lis Doily Motifs, Nested Pennants, Nested Lacey Pennants, Labels Nineteen. 
Guess what else?  There’s another give-away on the Spellbinders Blog today!  You have until Friday night to comment for a chance to win an Edgeabilities die template set.  There is also a big announcement to look for tomorrow!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Spellbinders and Unity Hop!!

Welcome to our TWO-day event! 
You should be joining me from Lisa Henke’s blog, if not then head to the beginning on the Unity Stamp Co. Blog.
With all the blog-swaps that are happening out there lately, I can't think of one more exciting than when the amazing women of SPELLBINDERS™ get together with the rock stars of UNITY STAMP COMPANY!
We can't wait to show you a special line of coordinating products featuring SPELLBINDERS dies and SAMANTHA WALKER for Unity Stamp Co. rubber stamps!
Not only are we thrilled to be collaborating on such a special 2-day event, but ONE of you will win ALL of the coordinating stamps and dies from the Samantha Walker collection! We will also have 1 winner each day from the comments that will receive 1 Samantha Walker stamp set and coordinating dies.
So be sure to enjoy our hop both days, leave comments on all of the blogs each day and check back to see if you won!
(Winners will be posted on Wednesday, October 19th on the Unity Blog and Spellbinders Blog)

unity card
Supplies:  Stamps – Unity Stamp Company (Samantha Walker Blosssom Stackers) Cardstock – Bazzill Kraft; Die Templates – Spellbinders: Blossom Tags and Accents, Nested Lacey Pennants
; Cardstock – Bazzill Kraft, Best Creations;  Pattern Paper – Pink Paislee Vintage Vouge; Crepe Paper – Melissa Frances; Pearls – Want2Scrap; Ink – Clearsnap; glitter - Sparkle n Sprinkle

When I first saw this Blossom Stackers stamp set at CHA, I just knew that it was one I wanted to own so I could match it up with my Spellbinders Blossom Tags and Accents die templates.  There are endless possibilities with this set and it would be especially great for scrapbook pages!

After stamping the image on pattern paper and cutting it out with Blossom Tags and Accents, I used a glue adhesive pen to add glitter around some of the borders.  Then I stacked them and added them to my card.

Unity card zoom

Now please head over to very talented Maren Benedict’s blog to see her gorgeous creation!

I hope you enjoy the blog hop and seeing all the projects created with the combination of these two companies!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Thank you Kindly Reverse Stencil Card

Reverse Stencil Card
My first ever video is up on the Spellbinders Blog today! It’s a tutorial on how to do reverse stenciling and create this tri-fold card.

Have an amazing day!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Fabulous Fall Color and another chance to Win!

Hi friends!  I wish I could invite you all in for a visit!  I love to have people over and in Autumn it is especially fun to decorate for the occasion.  Surprisingly, each of these flowers were made out one die template (Spiral Blossoms One) and felt! If you hop over to the Spellbinders™ Blog today we are having a fun celebration and some great give-aways!  You can also find a tutorial on how I put this together. 
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Winner Winner!  It’s time to announce the winner for my blog give-away.  I used Random Generator and this is how it came out:
Here are your random numbers:

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Connie!  Congrats!  Email me your addy in the next 72 hours and I will get your prize out to you. 
Don’t forget to drop by the Spellbinders Blog if you’d like a chance to win a die template set of your own.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Paper Crafts Mag Inspiration and another giveaway!

Good morning!  How has your week been?  We were out of town for a Fall Conference that turned out to be just amazing!  It’s good to be home and it didn’t take long for me to craft up a huge paper mess in my scrap room.  More on that later…..*wink*

I have great news about a FANTASTIC give-away but first I am excited to share a tag that I’ve been waiting to post for awhile.


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Supplies:  Cardstock – Bazzill Pattern Paper – Teresa Colins Designs (Noel); Stamp – StampingScrapping; Dye Ink – Tsukineko, Clearsnap; Stick Pin – Maya Road; Glitter – Sparkle N Sprinkle; Ribbon – May Arts; Die Template – Spellbinders Paper Arts (Labels Two)

I love making tags!  I was thrilled when Paper Crafts Magazine picked this one up to publish in their Holiday Issue this year.  That magazine is oozing with yummy inspiration for the Holiday season!  I have devoured it in the matter of just a few days!

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Yesterday on the Paper Crafts Magazine Blog, they featured a gorgeous Christmas Bag that Kazan (one of my fellow Spellbloggers and good friend) has put together. 

Speaking of Kazan, I have some exciting news!  Kazan, Holly and I are hosting a contest on the Spellbinders blog this week to celebrate the three of us blogging together for three months.  Today is the last day to comment on the Spellbinders Blog to enter for Holly’s giveaway and mine will be posted tomorrow!  I will be giving away one of my favorite die template sets.  Don’t miss out on the video that Kazan posted on Tuesday.  It. Is. Darling!!

Also, you might not have seen that the winners of the Spellbinders and Core’dinatations Hop were announced on the Spellbinders Blog.  One of the winners was chosen from my blog…yipeee!!! 

Diane, you are a winner!!!  Find out the details about how to get your free die template set on the Spellbinders blog.

So grateful for my blog readers here too.  Today is the last day to enter to win the stamp set and paper posted below. 

Enjoy the colors of and smells of this fabulous season that has suddenly come upon us!


Saturday, October 1, 2011

Happy World Card Making Day!!

Happy World Card Making Day!!!

Thank-You copy

I’m so honored that Scrapbooking and Cards Today Magazine is featuring one of my cards on their blog in celebration of this crafting event!  You can read about it on their blog.

The card I am sharing today is a simple but sweet card that I did a while back.  I still love this Crate Paper pattern paper.  I taped the two pieces together and then at the same time cut/embossed them out with the SpellbindersGrand Large Labels.  I inked the sides tied a bow around the seam, added some trim, stamped on the bottom,  and adhered it to my card base.  Phew!  All in under 15 minutes.  There’s classy and quick for ya!

There won’t be much crafting for me today.  We have a four soccer games and a cross country meet out of town.   I love it.  We will regroup tomorrow.  *wink*

In celebration of World Card Making Day I wanted to have a little give-away. This is a collection of Graphic 45 Wizard of Oz papers.  I have also included a Kimberly Poloson stamp set.  I will randomly select a winner from the comments on this post next Friday at midnight EST.
blog candy

Have a fabulous day!


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