Sunday, October 30, 2011

Decorate your Envelopes Halloweeeeeeeen Style


So we had some friends over a few weekends ago and the kids carved pumpkins. It was FUN! And I got some shots that I want to give the parents so I decided to decorate these envelopes from the FTLOA store. Norma has SO many cool colors you should check them out here and all sorts of sizes, too. These over sized ones are great for photos. This pp is MME Mischievous from the store here. Grab it while you can!!!!

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I used an older Stampin' Up! Stamp on here where you build your own pumpkins. I use this set EVERY year during Halloween. I looove a good stamp set like that.

And the tag on the front is interactive. I loooove stamping right on my patterned paper like
I did here.

I wrapped the photos with some ribbon to keep them all together.


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Elle's Studio Sketch

I got some serious scrappy time this past weekend and it was great. I dove into my Scrapdango kit and love all of these fun Amy Tangerine papers. I loooove the colors and of course this fun Chevron print. I think I had more fun using the bottom strips of paper than anything else. I love that companies are utilizing these strips for added designs. 

I used the Elle's Studio sketch for this, I just had to when I saw it and saw these two little wallet photos tucked together up at the top of the page. You MUST get the Layered Cut outs! I have a close up of the little date one I cut out. And Elle's Studio is having a hop all week long with some Lily Bee :) I wish they had sheets with just Date cut outs {wink wink}
The green cardstock is Tim Holtz Kraft-Core. This stuff doesn't leave my desk. 

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Thursday, October 20, 2011


I find less and less time to blog these days and that makes me sad!

We had some fun weekends just being at home the last few weeks after our whirlwind September. 
I wanted to share with you some cards I made over World Card Making Day. I went to town. It was my first time scrapping since AUGUST!

Most of them were for the Pink Paislee Challenges they had over at Live Pink forum.

For this first one, I embossed the blackboard sticker and then rubbed my white craft ink on it to show off the embossed images. OH and the card base is Kraft Core :):):)

I used a Spellbinders pennant die for  this card....

This was for a color challenge....

And this layering stamps...I used some Gel-a-tins stamps and the twine is kind of like the Compass Rose with the map paper.


Saturday, October 08, 2011

Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Wreath with Glue Arts

This wreath is featured over at the Core blog for the Glue Arts Blog swap we had this week. This time of year is all about fall and with that time of year comes the time to be thankful for all we have.
I have made it a point to be thankful more often and to thank God about what I have and not what I want. For me it's about giving my thanks to the universe, knowing that more will come by being thankful than wanting and needing all the time.  It has brought an amazing kind of peace for me. Not wanting and needing things but just living be's a bit hard to explain I guess.

  With that being said... there are some special things about this wreath that I am very thankful for.  I am so thankful for my role over at Core. I love the people, have met friends that will be a part of my life forever, love the company, and of course the product!!!! And recently, I have had the opportunity to travel and I love to travel. Sometimes I wonder if I have a restless soul or something. I tell Brian all the time..when you are ready to move out of the US for another adventure let me know!

The  leaves on here were cut in the Netherlands when I was there doing some work for  Core. The Sizzix booth was next to me and Peter, one of their designers, demo'd the Vagabond and cut these leaves for me. They are gorgeous! The rich fall colors from the Tim Holt Kraft-Core collection are just perfection and to be able to create something from that means a lot. It's funny, too, because Brian was there with me and we all met up for dinner after work and Peter and Brian were like long lost brothers. They had so much in common it was crazy! It's amazing the way people come into your life.

Also the wooden spool is from my husband's grandfather's sewing kit. His grandfather was a tailor in the Navy. When he came home from Pearl Harbor (he floated on a mattress for days until he was rescued) he was the town MilkMan. They called him Willy the Milkman and he also sewed clothes, drapes and did repairs. I love hearing my husband's stories of driving in the truck with him delivering milk when he was a boy.  We are blessed to have his sewing machine in our home and all of his supplies including hundreds of wooden spools like this.

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You still have time to win over at Core'dinations and Glue Arts!!!!!


Monday, October 03, 2011

Glue Arts!

This week Core'dinations and Glue Arts are teaming up for some inspiration!

So make sure you head over to both blogs for some chances to win goodies and check out the gorgeous projects the design teams have been up to.

I really love Glue Arts. Whenever we have a trade show or make-n-takes to make, Glue Arts is there to supply us with Glue Glider pro's and Square Adhesives. They are super super generous!

And next up I created a card using some Pink Paislee Core Impressions and a Core Tag in Pastels (I looooove these!!!) I was over at their Live Pink (The Pink Paislee forum) this weekend and played along with some of their WCMD challenges to upcycle so I used a rubon applicator.
This is the best part. I used some UCut it Foam Adhesive, of course, and ONE adhesive square for the rubon applicator! I only needed one that is how tacky they are. I put it right under the ribbon knot and it’s not going anywhere.


Saturday, October 01, 2011

World Card Making Day

Happy World Card Making Day!!!

But before we get started make sure you mark your calendars for THIS!
Core is at it again ;) and we LOVE it.

The first one is for the Core'dinations Colour  Lovers October Palette. Isn't it gorgeous???

For my card, I used some Tim Holtz Kraft Core, Sizzix leaves cut with a Tim Holtz die, and some Whitewash. Finished it off with a myStamp Box stamp. 
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And May Arts is participating in OWH so join the Hop over at the May Arts blog today! SUCH a great cause and this is the card that I created.

Right now they are looking for Holiday cards so I created this card using tons of Core'dinations Cardstock  (Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions Brights and Core Essentials) and some May Arts Twill.
For the tree, cut a triangle, fold it in half and then run it through your Fiskars paper trimmer.

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