How exciting!! My friend Lesley Croghan is expecting a baby girl very soon and Lori Turner has organized an amazing blog hop for her! Even better, we’ve all sent our actual cards to Lori who packaged them up for Lesley to open today…right now!!!
I “met” Lesley several years ago when she was starting up The Card Concept. Wow, what an amazing talent she has, not only for stamping, but for developing fabulous challenges! Plus, she’s an all around sweetheart too! A little over a year ago Lesley introduced me to Wendy at SugarPea Designs and I became her Blog Writer/DT Coordinator and also part of her design team. What an absolute dream company to work for! I’ll forever be thankful to Lesley for the opportunities she has presented me with!
I hope that Lesley and Corey enjoy every minute with their beautiful new baby girl when she arrives, and I know she is one lucky little girl already!
Lesley, I couldn’t think of anyone more deserving of the love being showered on you today! Enjoy 🙂
I have to admit, at first creating a Christmas card in mid-January seemed a bit strange, but I knew the Hollyberries set would fit the challenge and they were just calling out to be colored so I couldn’t resist! I used Copics of course: G40, G43, G46, G85, R21, R27, R39. Looks like I’ll be ahead of the game for next year’s cards!
Hi there 🙂 I’m so excited to be joining the fun for the 25 Days of Christmas Tags that Tracey hosts! SugarPea Designs is a sponsor today and I couldn’t resist playing along! I went for a non-Christmas Christmas tag…haha does that even make sense? I had the idea to create a jar of cookie ingredients and make a tag to go along with it using the adorable Whisky Business set. I have to say, I wish my jar looked as neat as some of the perfectly layered jars you see on Pinterest! To do that I recommend you don’t tip your jar sideways to tie your bow like I did lol!!! My tag base is a Zig Zag Stitched Rectangle SugarCut, and the sentiment is on a Stitched Flag SugarCut.
Guess what else?!? There are many, many sponsors and lots of prizes up for grabs, so head on over to Tracey’s blog and join in on the fun!
Hi stamping friends 🙂 I am a huge fan of Christmas and New Year’s Eve, but I have to admit it’s a relief to have it all over and successful and be back in my stamp room! There’s a turkey dinner in the oven, Jeff is watching the Patriots’ game and I am coloring until my heart’s content…life is good 🙂
For today’s card I am using a Flourishes set called Winter Berries. This set is in my Christmas collection of stamps, but I am so over Christmas cards now, I decided to turn it into a “friendship” wreath card and turn the winter berries into blueberries.
Flourishes is going to be re-opening and I couldn’t be happier! They’re having a facebook challenge today for a chance to win their new release. Oh yeah, I’m playing along for that chance!
I colored my wreath with the following Copics: YG93, YG95, YG97, B93, B95, B99, outlined in a little Y21.
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you find some time to do what makes you happiest today!
Start with a piece of Candy Red Shimmering Cardstock measuring 3-3/4″ x 8-3/4″. Score it on the first line on the BOX LID side of the Ultimate Crafter’s Companion:
Cut small slits on the score lines as shown and assemble box bottom using very strong double sided tape
Next create the outer portion of the box using another piece of Candy Red Shimmering Cardstock, measuring 7-7/8″ x 8-1/8″, score on line 4 & 5 (on the BOXBASE side), then flip the cardstock and score on lines 4&5 on the other side of the cardstock, still using the BOX side of the tool as shown:
Wrap the outer portion of the box over the box and adhere with red liner tape.
Using a piece of black cardstock measuring 1-1/2″ x 8-1/4″, score on lines 4&5 on the BOXBASE side of the tool, flip and score on lines 4&5 again. It is the same exact scoring as you just did with the red cardstock.
Wrap around the outer box and adhere with red liner tape.
Here’s what the back of the box will look like:
Next using a strip of White Pearl Shimmering Cardstock 2″ wide, punch a 1-3/8″ square. I find using a strip is much easier than cutting the square the size you want and trying to center the punch perfectly! Once the square is punched out, simply cut the sides so that the outer square measures 2″. This square can be covered in liquid glue and glitter if desired, then adhered to the black strip.For the chocolates, print the words “happy holidays” and three symbols of your choice onto Avery 5160 address labels or equivalent as shown, and wrap each chocolate in a letter or symbol:
You can use different combinations of words to customize your project.
For the tag, simply print the sentiment of your choice onto white cardstock and cut out or use a die, then tie to the belt buckle with silver cord.
Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed today’s project!
Hi stamping friends 🙂 For today’s project I have made favors for Thanksgiving. Each mini pillow box is filled with two Andes mints and two Dove peppermint bark chocolates. I thought you’d like know that so you can get an idea of just how small they are.
For my fall themed card I used a long time favorite called Lovely as a Tree from Stampin’ Up!. I paired it with some DSP called Harvest Plaid by Echo Park Paper. I colored my leaves with Copics and fussy cut them to mount on Very Vanilla card stock. I added a little linen thread around my sentiment for a more rustic look.
Thanks so much for stopping by! I’m sure you’ll love the rest of the hop!
Hey stamping friends! Today I’m playing along with the sketch challenge over on the Your Next Stamp blog. I love the fun & fresh designs from Your Next Stamp, so today I’m using their set called Sweet & Cool. I think this card will be perfect for the next summer birthday we celebrate!
I found some DSP I bought last summer from the Hello Again collection from Carta Bella. It has a neat textured effect and I thought the dots and color variation would be perfect for my popsicles. I colored my popsicles with the following Copics: RV10, RV11, RV13, RV17, YR000, YR00, YR01, YR02. The enamel dots are from the Simon Says Stamp store.
I’m contemplating a big move…bringing my stamp room back up to the extra room upstairs. There is a lot of planning to be done before I can act on it, but getting the okay from my hubby was the biggest obstacle. He spent countless hours creating my basement stamp room, but one: I’m not a huge fan of being in the basement by myself, and two: there are daddy long legs down here in the summer! Time to go through the stash I’ve accumulated over the last 10 years of stamping and see if I can slim it down a bit! If anyone has got any tips for me or has seen cool stamp rooms I should check out online, please let me know! I’ll be looking for all the best ideas to create a space I’ll love.