Thursday, January 30, 2014

Mason Jars

I had some mason jars up in my cabinet for about a year, I finally decided to do something with them. This was the project we created at Stamp Club in January.

I have to admit that I am totally in love with the Spiral Flower die. I can't stop making those cute little flowers. The Fringe scissors have to be another favorite of mine too. I love the look of the finge flowers and the scissors make the process so quick and easy. Since I'm confessing my love for craft items I will tell you that I also love the chevron burlap ribbon, it is so nice and easy to work with. I will have to buy more and hoard it, I mean use it on everything!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Stylin' Stampin' Squad January Blog Hop

Thank you so much for joining us for our January Stylin' Stampin' Squad Blog Hop!  Love is in the air and our talented group of design team members have a Whole Lotta Love Goin' On as we are excited to be sharing some NEW Occasions Catalog goodies and some Valentine's Day projects with you this month!

As you hop along, please be sure to comment and show some love on every blog!  We are always excited to hear from our followers!

You should have just left stop number 8 on the Stylin’ Stampin’ Squad  blog hop Jamie H. of Unique Ink. If so, you are in the right spot. If a link doesn't work or you get off track, you will find  the full blog hop lineup below.

For my first project I decided to use one of my favorite sets from the Occasions Catalog, Happy Congratulations. It is such a cute set and I used the color pallet from the Fresh Prints DSP stack.

There are so many cute prints in the Fresh Prints DSP stack but I chose to use some of the polka dots sheet. I tend to lean toward polka dots when ever they are available because I love them. The card layout was something I saw on Google images, I failed to follow the link to see where it came from so I apologize for not having that info.

Items Used:
Stamp Set- Happy Congratulations
Paper- Fresh Prints DSP, Crumb Cake Card Stock, Real Red Card Stock, Coastal Cabana Card Stock
Ink- Real Red, Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake, Basic Black

For my second project I decided to make a new Scrapbook page for my frame. I've had a Christmas page in there for a year now and I figured it was about time to update it with something more versatile since it is displayed in our living room.

I decided to make some of those fringe flowers with the new Fringe Scissors from the Occasions Catalog. Now these flowers are a little bulky so I probably wouldn't make them for a scrapbook page I was going to put in my scrapbook but since my frame is shadow box type of frame, it was worked just fine. I also used the Spiral Flower die to add some small flowers to the page. I love the colors and the combination of flowers. I planned to use a picture of my husband and I but I forgot to print it, so I used a picture of my boys with my niece and nephew. I love the way it turned out and it will be proudly displayed in my home for a while.

Items Used:
Stamp Set- Baby Prints
Paper- Fresh Prints DSP, Crumb Cake Card Stock, Real Red Card Stock, Coastal Cabana Card Stock
Ink- Real Red
Other- Big Shot, Fringe Scissors, Spiral Flower die, Large Rhinestones

Now make sure to hop on over to Kim R. of Stamping with Kim blog to see more great projects!
Blog Hop Participants:
  1. Anastasia R. of Stampin' Blondie 
  2. Cynthia R. of Ink-a-Doodle Creations
  3. Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
  4. Kathy P of Katrina P's Creative Corner 
  5. Pamela W. of Stinky Tofu
  6. Diana E. of Stampin' Fun with Diana
  7. Darla R. & Nancy K. of Stampin With Darla and Sisters 
  8. Jamie H. of Unique Ink
  9. Rose C. of Stamp with Rose
  10. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
  11. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
  12. Bree R. of Craft-Somnia 
  13. Kristina M. of Mama's Sanity
  14. Annie L. of Love Me Cards
  15. Jennifer B. of NW Stamper
  16. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  17. Heidi B. of Stuck on Stampin'

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

I am alive

OK so it has been a while but I am alive. Back in October I had our third little guy, Brycen Cole. He came a little early but thankfully he was just fine. I decided to take a little break and gave myself till January to get adjusted and back to creating. Well it is January, well January 8th to be exact and I've gotten back to work. I stayed up the past couple nights, first cleaning up my craft room and then creating. I have Stamp Club this week and I have the monthly Blog Hop I participate in so ready or not I had to get to it.

I wanted to create something simple to begin with so that I could feel productive and get my creative mind working. I decided to use the Sweetheart Treat Bags which includes 12 heart sacks, 12 die-cut labels, and 12 pre-cut pieces of Pool Party Baker's Twine. I decided to decorate by using some hearts from Hearts a Flutter Stamp Set and the little flag is stamped with Follow My Heart Stamp Set. AfterI filled the bag with some candy, I tied the bakers twine and added my embellishments. Cute, simple, and fast.

Well that is all for today, make sure to come back tomorrow for the Stylin' Stampin' Squad Blog Hop.