Friday, November 16, 2012

NinaB Designs Blog Hop!

Welcome to the monthly NinaB Designs team blog hop. NinaB Designs is a product designer for a few paper crafting companies including Spellbinders, Want2ScrapPenny Black, and The Craft's Meow. For this month's hop, Nina challenged us to create something with Winter and Holidays in mind.

The holidays provide many opportunities for paper crafters to give an extra personal touch to every occasion.  Whether you are doing place cards for a dinner, tags for gift giving or even just hand made projects using your supplies on hand, it is a blessed season indeed! 

Having stamps that match die templates perfectly makes creating cards so much fun!  For this Christmas card, I stamped the house roof and bottom piece with two different inks and then cut them out with matching dies.  I added a bit of glitter to the center and to the edges for a slight winter touch.  

Here are the products I used for my project:

Love Dwells Here

The Craft's Meow - Love Dwells Here Stamp Set

 Home Sweet Home

Spellbinders Home Sweet Home Die Templates

To welcome you back to our blog hop, we are giving away PRIZE PACKAGES so be sure to hop along!  Winners will be picked randomly from 2 of the designers' blogs:
Everybody is welcome to comment and be eligible to win. The winners will be announced on  November 23 on Nina's Blog, where you will also find all the relevant info regarding the giveaways.  Finally, please consider liking the following Facebook pages that are represented on today's hop, so you don't miss the latest news and happenings:
Penny Black Inc.
Thank you for joining us today!

Monday, November 5, 2012's cold outside!

Hey everyone!  I can't believe that I actually saw the first snowfall in October this year!  Although not enough to play in, I'm sure we will be knee deep in fun shortly!  This layout is from when my daughter had her first time playing in deep snow.  I wanted to create lots of fun snowflakes that brought out the design in her coat and that caught the feeling of the moment.

My first set of snowflakes were done by using Spellbinder die templates and cutting out Donna Salazar paper from the Botanique collection.  It already had beautiful glitter on it so I just place my dies on that section and cut them out.

The second set of snowflakes, I used a punch and then added my own glitter using a glue gloss adhesive and Fairy dust glitter.

I cut out a Label Die template for my journaling and decorative pink circle as a base for the photos.
Finishing it off with glittery alphabet stickers gave it the last 'cold' touch.

Supplies:  Botanique - Magical #1714, Comfy #1709; Storybook - Chalkboard #1737
Other:  American Crafts Alphabet Stickers; Spellbinders Die Templates; Want2Scrap pearls; Clearsnap Fairy Dust Glitter

Thanks for stopping by!  Bundle up and stay warm!

Julie Overby GCD Studios DT, 2012 GCD Studios Layout Gal 

Friday, November 2, 2012


I've had to take a break from blogging and crafting over the last month due to some personal and health issues.  I really do apologize and seriously can't believe it's been over a month since I last blogged.  A MONTH!  Shameful.  But seriously, I've had to take a look at these past few months and realized that sometimes you have to adjust things.  I've really needed to focus on getting well and taking care of my family and myself.  Thank you for your patience.

In the mean time, the crafting world has been whizzing by full force ahead!  I'm excited about all that I'm seeing.  Did you hear about the new D-lites that Spellbinders came out with?  They are just P.E.R.F.E.C.T!!!  That is one product I'm anxious to start creating with and hope to have something to share with them shortly.  For now, I wanted to share one of my favorite layouts ever.  It's the one I had published in Creating Keepsake recently. be sleeping and carefree like this sweet baby! Yup!  That's where I want to be right now.  LOL  So, I'm going to sign off but I honestly hope to be updating much more regularly.  

Thanks for stickin' with me!


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