Saturday, March 31, 2012

Easter Tags + SVG/Studio File

Today I am sharing an Easter Tag set that I created for a custom order.  I created the file as a SVG which you can download HERE.  The file comes with the top tag cut which has the bunny cut and the bottom tag cut which is a full tag and the basket.

I used foam adhesive in between the two tags:

 What's even more fun are the little bunnies that are left over from the tags!  I sent mine through my Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots folder and then inked them up with all sorts of Distress Inks!  Aren't they just adorable!?  

Cardstock: White (Recollections)
Patterned Paper: Making Memories and DCWV
Inks: Wisteria & Olive Pastel (Cat's Eye Chalk Inks), Tuxedo Black (Momento),
and Distress Inks by Tim Holtz (Ranger)
Pen: Dual-Tip Black (Creative Memories)
Stamps: Sweet Spring (Sweet Stamp Shop)
Twine: Lilac & Honeydew (The Twinery)
Dies: Bunny Tag Set (Jamie Lane Designs) - bundled with a basket!
Embossing: Cuttlebug and Swiss Dots folder (Provo Craft)
Die Cut Machine: Cameo (Silhouette America)

I would love to see your tags!  If you download the files and make them, be sure to link me up in the comments section so I can come take a peek!

Happy Saturday!

Friday, March 30, 2012

The Twinery + Nikki Sivils!

Have you been by The Twinery Blog or the Nikki Sivils blog yesterday or today!?   If not, you are in for a real treat as design team members from The Twinery & Nikki Silvis will be teaming up to bring you lots of wonderful projects!   You'll want to begin at The Twinery blog and then comment on each blog along the way to be eligible for the giveaways in our two day event.

Here's what you could win!

and your choice of one of four crafting kits from Nikki Silvis

Today I am sharing a project I created using The Twinery Lemondrop and Flax Bakery Twine and Nikki Sivils Messages Collection!

I altered a spiral notebook that has black lined pages with Nikki Sivils Messages Collection.  I tucked a white gel pen in the spiral notebook and tied the Lemondrop and Flax Bakery Twine around a couple of the spirals!  I also used the Lemondrop twine on the front of the notebook creating loops across the scallops!

And the set wouldn't be complete without a coordinating card!

Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to visit all the blogs for tons of inspiration and your chance to win!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Embossing Kanban Cardstock!

Have you tried Kanban Crafts cardstocks yet?  Not only do they have amazing colors and of course the heavy weight you expect Kanban to have, but they also are so wonderful to dry emboss with!  Today I am sharing two projects using the Kanban Crafts metallic cardstock and my cuttlebug...just look at all the detail the paper holds! 

Kanban Supplies:

I just love the look (and the feel)!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Just Us

Today I am sharing a layout I created using Kanban Crafts!  I love the thickness of the Kanban papers and all of the embossed details!

Kanban Supplies:
Be sure to stop back by later this week as I will have more Kanban projects!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Sweet Stamp Shop + May Arts Ribbon!

Welcome to the Sweet Stamp Shop and May Arts Blog Week!
Today I am sharing two projects using both May Arts and the Sweet Stamp Shop!

Ribbon: May Arts
Ink: Rich Cocoa and Black Tuxedo, Momento
Cardstock and Pattern Paper,  Momenta
Punch: Border, EK Success
Tag: Avery
Foam Adhesive: Foam Circles, Recollections

Next up I have a Father's Day Card using the "It's a mans world" stamp set and more fabulous ribbon from May Arts!
I used ribbon for the top and bottom borders, trimming a small piece of matching cardstock to layer on top of the ribbons and then I also used a variety of ribbons to bring texture and dimension to the ties! 
Ribbon: May Arts
Ink: Black Soot, Dusty Concord Distress Ink by Tim Holtz, Ranger 
and Black Tuxedo, Momento
Pen: White Gel, Sakura
Cardstock: Kraft, The Paper Studio
Pattern Paper: Homestead 6x6, SEI
Foam Adhesive: Foam Circles, Recollections

Be sure to visit the Sweet Stamp Shop and May Arts Blogs for your chance to win some fabulous prizes!

Friday, March 23, 2012

PSA + Basic Grey Blog Hop!

 Welcome to the PSA Essentials and Basic Grey Blog Hop!
You should have arrived here from the talented Vera Yates!
If this is your first stop, be sure to click HERE to start at the beginning.

Today I have created a card using Basic Grey's Little Black Dress 6x6 Paper Pad and some of my favorite stamps from PSA!  (Okay, you are right...I love all my PSA stamps!)
Aren't those little people so cute!?  These stamps are from the Smirk Kiss Me Now PSA stamp set.  I just think they are adorable!  

I love that this Little Black Dress collection from Basic Grey can be used for so many occasions!  The papers are a great mix of floral as well as masculine designs!
Ink: Black (PSA Essentials) and Old Paper Distress Ink by Tim Holtz (Ranger)
Cardstock: White (Recollections)
Punch: 1/4" Corner Rounder (Zutter)
Gems: Smooth Clear (Hero Arts)

And of course I couldn't finish a card without stamping my custom PSA stamp on the back!  

    Receive 30% off all Peel & Stick packs and custom stamps are $26.50 (regularly $40.)   Shipping is just $6.00 for orders over $50, and free for orders over $100.  

And did you see the prize you can win?  
2 Peel & Stick stamp sets, 1 PSA Stamper ($55) plus 
1 Plumeria and 1 Konnichiwa Basic Grey Paper Pack ($50)!

Thanks so much for stopping by...I hope you enjoyed my project!
Your next stop is the amazing Nancy Burke!

Happy Hopping!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

In Sympathy

Just a quick Sympathy tag I created to go with a dish we brought for the family.
I started with a manilla tag from Avery and used Distress Ink to coordinate it with my papers.

Tag: Manilla (Avery)
Ink: Peeled Paint Distress Ink by Tim Holtz (Ranger) and Tuxedo Black (Momento)
Punch: Xlarge Squeeze Scallop Circle (Fiskares), 1/4" Corner Rounder (Zutter), 
Edger (EK Success), Butterfly (Martha Stewart)
Pattern Paper: Cafe Mediterranean (DCWV)
Gems: Bubbles & Bling (Momenta)
Stamp: Sympathy Set (MSE)
Pen: White Gel (Sakura), Dual-Tip Black (Creative Memories)

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Party in a Bag!

I used the tubes for table placement, filling each one with a punching balloon and using a metal rim tag for their names.  I also used the same size metal rim tag for to tie on to the invitations.

Birthday Party in a Bag, SRM Stickers
Pattern Paper:  Let's Party Pyramid Pad, Momenta
Twine: Caribbean, The Twinery
Misc: Metal Circle Tags, Avery and Punching Balloons

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

live against the grain...

"Live against the grain" is just one of those sayings I find inspiring!  
So, when I saw this set from the Sweet Stamp Shop, I knew I needed it.

Cardstock:  Cream, Bazzill and White, The Paper Studio
Baker's Twine: Cappuccino, The Twinery
Misc: Packaging Twine

I also love the versatility of this stamp set.  Not only does it have the amazing sentiment in a long strip that repeats, it comes with a large woodgrain stamp as well as four small woodgrain circle stamps!  

I created this tag as a bookmark for my daughter:
Tag:  Manila, Avery
Punch: Border, EK Success
Baker's Twine: Pink Sorbet, The Twinery

The Sweet Stamp Shop has been featuring this stamp set on their blog this week and they have this set on sale for $ coupon code required!  But make sure you hurry over as today is the last day of the deal! 

Monday, March 19, 2012

Mother's Day Gift with Card

This project is up on theSRM Blog today!  I would love for you to stop by for a visit!

I found an old planter that was pretty beat up, scrapped all the old paper from its sides  then cleaned up the inside area.  I then traced the form onto pattern paper and adhered it along each side.  I filled the planter with matching shredded paper and placed kitchen utensils, a gift card, and a tag inside.  I used the Mother's Day stickers on white cardstock then adhered them to small clothes pins.

It is the perfect size to hold the new utensils my mother asked for for Mother's Day!
SRM Supplies:
Stickers: Say it with Stickers #39043, Mother's Day
Express Yourself #42028, Mother's Day

Other Supplies:
Pattern Paper: Green House Paper Pad (K&CO)
Cardstock: White (Recollections)
Ink: Orchid Pastel Cat's Eye Chalk Ink (Color Box)
Ribbon: Green, 5/8" (Celebrate It)
Twine: Pink Sorbet (The Twinery)
Gems: Bubbles & Bling (Momenta)
Punch: XLarge Squeeze Circle (Fiskars) and Double Embossed Dotted Lace (EK Success)
Misc: Planter, Whisks, Spatula, and Clothes Pins

Sunday, March 18, 2012

PSA + Touch Twin Blog Hop!

Good Morning!  
I am so excited you are joining us today for the PSA Essentials + Touch Twin Markers Blog Hop!  You should have arrived here from Bev Gerard's blog 
If this is not your first stop, please make sure you click HERE to start at the beginning!

Today I am sharing a card!  I used PSA's Hello Kitty On The Go Stamp Set as well as the Dare to Dream Stamp Set!  I stamped the Hello Kitty in black ink and colored the image with the Touch Twin Markers!  

I love how fine the fine tip actually is on the Touch Twin Markers!  You can get into all those tiny little areas.  I also love how the Old Red (R2) Marker matches the PSA Carbernet Ink so perfectly!

Punches: XLarge Squeeze Scallop, Large Squeeze Circle (Fiskars)
Ticket punch (Tonic)
Cardstock: White (Recollections)
Pen: White Gel (Sakura)
Gems: Gradient Blue (Creative Charms)

And did you see the prize you can win?  
2 Peel & Stick stamp sets, 1 PSA Stamper ($55), AND 6 Touch Twin Markers ($50)!

There is also an exclusive discount for blog hoppers at Cyber Savvy Shop! 
Receive 30% off all Peel & Stick packs and custom stamps are $26.50 (regularly $40.)   Shipping is just $6.00 for orders over $50, and free for orders over $100!  Such a sweet deal!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  
Your next stop is Dina Kowal
Happy Hopping!

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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Love is...

 Hi guys!  I am so excited to share today's project with you!  I am going to start off with a little tutorial to show you how to transform a beat-up clearance frame into a beautiful display for your home (or to use as a gift)!

Aren't those flowers gorgeous?  Those are from Samantha Walker's Silhouette Store!

Embossing Powders:  Berrylicious and Presido Purple Suzy West Collection, WOW Embossing Powders
Stamps: Call Me Stamp Set, WOW Embossing Powders
Embossing Ink: Distress Embossing Ink by Tim Holtz, Ranger
Stickers:  Fancy Sticker Sentiment #55003 Love and We've Got Your Sticker #53008 Forever, SRM
Baker's Twine: 
Cardstock: Purple, Creative Memories and Green, Bazzill
Brads: Green, Creative Charms
Misc. Ribbon
Dies: Gardenia Spiral Flower by Samantha Walker for Silhouette America and Samantha Walker's Ornate Artisan Tags and Accents, Spellbinders

Be sure to head over to the WOW Blog where you can see this project and others that are featured in our group post today!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Because I Care

Hi guys!  Today I am sharing a quick little card that features Momenta, SRM, Samantha Walker, and The Twinery!

For this card, I found a little trick.  I placed the sticker on the yellow paper and then used the Spellbinder Die to cut them both out so that the sticker would not hang over the edge!  Pretty cool, huh!?  Give it a try!

Sticker Sentiments #51016, Wishing You Well - SRM Stickers
Flax and Cantaloupe Baker's Twine - The Twinery
Pattern Paper - Momenta
Die Cut, Twisted Metal Tags and Accents -Samantha Walker/Spellbinders
Butterfly - Momenta
Punch: EK Success
Woodgrain Embossing Folder - The Paper Studio
Misc. Ribbon

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Hunting We Will Go!

Hi guys!  Today I am sharing a project that was on the SRM blog yesterday!  
I absolutely love this sentiment sticker from SRM and these little bunny stamps from PSA and I think they go so perfectly together...mix in a little Momenta paper and some gorgeous twine from The Twinery and I am in heaven!  :)  
Isn't it just so sweet....? 

Cardstock: White, The Paper Studio
Pattern Paper: Cuddle and Coo/Chloe's Garden Pyramid Pads, Momenta
Gems: Momenta
Ink: Olive Pastel, Cat's Eye Chalk Ink
Pen: White Gel, Sakura
Punch: Border, EK Success and Corner Rounder, Zutter
Ribbon: Pink Celebrate It, Michaels
Baker's Twine: Caribbean, The Twinery

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

March Creative Team Hop with Samantha Walker!

Welcome to the Samantha Walker Creative Crafters Team Blog Hop!
You should have arrived here from Jennifer Evans' blog...

If this is your first stop, be sure to head over to Samantha Walker's blog to start at the beginning!

This Month, Samantha is giving away a Digital Gift Certificate for $10 to her store for a lucky winner! 

To enter, just leave a comment on my blog during March 14th and March 18th. Winner will be announced on Samantha's Facebook page on Monday March 19th. 

For additional entries:
1. Receive an additional entry for commenting on each of the other blogs in the blog hop. 
2. Go here ( and follow Samantha Walker's blog 
3. Follow her on Facebook (
4. Sign up for an e-mail subscription to Samantha's blog and you will automatically receive a link to a free SVG cutting file that you can download and use on your personal electronic cutter. Link will be e-mailed early next week!
To receive the additional entries, and get the link to the free SVG file, mention in your comment on Samantha's blog ( that you have done so! 

WOW, that is 13 chances to win!   How awesome is that!?  

Now on with my project!
This months theme was Mix and Match...and I did just that!

I mixed Samantha's A to Z collection Traditional Paper with her Digital Kokeshi Paper Pack, Digital Inky-ness Perfume Label 1 Stamps, and her Kokeshi Sticker embellishments...I even mixed in some of her Die Cut Cardstock papers to create this Hybrid card!  Whew...that's a lot of different products! :)  
I love how they all work so well with each other!
Cardstock: White (Recollections)
Baker's Twine: Maraschino (The Twinery)
Gem: Clear (Creative Charms)

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Click on the image below to head over to Karen's Blog!  
Click on the photo below to go to your next stop!
Karen Maldonado
Happy Hopping! 
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