Friday, September 30, 2011

SPS Blog Hop this Sunday!!

Hello followers!

Are you in for another wonderful treat this weekend. Pumpkin Spice Blog is having it's monthly blog hop featuring the design teams creations. This month we are showcasing our designs using Echo Park paper.

I will be giving away this amazing paper collection from Shop Pumpkin Spice. It's the new Echo Park Christmas Collection "Holly Jolly".

Echo Park - "Holly Jolly Christmas" Collection Kit - 12 - 12"x12" sheets of double sided cardstock paper, 1 sheet of Element Stickers and 1 sheet of Alpha Stickers

This month's Featured Designer Kit is created by the truly talented Lenae. This kit is called "Put a Spell on Me". Here is a sneak peek pic to wet your crafting appetite.

See you all Sunday!

Monday, September 26, 2011

"Lil Robots" Birthday Card

I am so in love with the Pumpkin Spice paper kits. In one fell swoop you can order all the paper, chipboard elements, stickers, and whatever comes in that paper line, all together. I have learned to order this way because then I have EVERYTHING that I'll like. And for paper hoarder this means everything.

This paper kit has it all! My Mind's Eye "Lil' Robots" complete collections comes with 18 sheets of double-sided cardstock. It comes with a cardstock elements sheet and a chipboard adhesive sheet. And it comes with a brads pack and ribbon pack. All for $12.95!!! This collection is on closeout because it won't be with us for long. So order fast!

 My Mind\'s Eye - Lil\' Robots - Complete Collection
My Mind's Eye "Lil Robot" paper collection
Click here to order.

I made this quick card for my nephew's birthday. He loves robots. And he loved his card.

The inside of this card is all paper. No added embellishments. I cut the card to fit these gears in and it worked perfectly. Effortless paper makes for an effortless card. Love it!

The outside letters are My Mind's Eye - Fly a Kite "Genuine" alphabet stickers. You can order them here at the Pumpkin Spice store.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Bridal Shower Banner with Crate Paper

I am just in love with the Crate Paper "Portrait Collection" paper. The patterns are so elegant! I wanted to make a Bridal Shower banner for a friend who's wedding colors are black and white. I new I would use this amazing paper line with a ton of black and white patterns.

Here is a close up.


Using the "Tie the Knot" Cricut cartridge I was able to cut the same triangle shape banner for each letter out of 3 12x12 sheets of "Portrait" paper. Then I mixed and matched different patterns for the scalloped edge and inner triangle. The papers matched so well! This was a super quick banner to make.

 Portrait Collection Kit 12\"X12\"
Crate Paper "Portrait Collection" Kit $11.20 found here

Cricut Cartridges: Tie the Knot, Flower Shoppe, Storybook
Plain black cardstock
White ribbon

I posted this on Monday at the Pumpkin Spice Blog. Check there everyday for some inspiring creations from the amazing design team. They are always creating the most beautiful things. And everything they make you can make too with supplies from Shop Pumpkin Spice.

Monday, September 19, 2011

FCCB Challenge #78 - A Pirate's Life

Good Monday to you all! We've been having some very chilly weather lately. I love wrapping up in a blanket and watching a movie with something warm to drink! I am ready for fall!

This week's challenge at Fantabulous Cricut is "A Pirate's Life" : Make a pirate themed project.

There are so many Cricut cartridges that have pirate cuts on them. It was hard to choose what direction I wanted to go with this project. Then I got the new Sweet Tooth Boxes project cart in my hot little hands and I knew I wanted to make a treasure chest.

I cut the "Toolbox" cut in all the layers and assembled it as shown in the cart manual. It was really easy! You will need a scoring tool (I use the Martha Stewart score board) and some strong roll tape (I used my ATG).

When I was all done my "treasure chest" looked a little plain. So I added some of my own detailing. Instead of the handle on top, I cut out the handle twice and rolled / glued the new handles to each side of the chest. I also cut the brown panels out myself. I ran them through a Papertrey Ink wood embossing plate to add some grainy texture then Distress Ink the grain for some depth. A few brass brads and we were looking more treasure chesty.

My daughter was having a "Pirate Princess" birthday party so the treasure chest was perfect for her pirate booty treat bags. Too cute!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Pumpkin Spice Blog Hop Winner

I am so happy to announce the winner of the 2nd Pumpkin Spice Blog Hop! This prize is just too awesome. The winner gets 4 6x6 paper pads of their choice. There are soo many options at Pumpkin Spice.

And the winner is....

Jan Garber said...

How sweet and adorable! I love my Alphabet Soup collection, and every other colelction from MME! What terrific projects!
*Just email me your choices along with your address and we'll send you your 4 choices.

Thanks to everyone who hopped along. And a gianormous thank you to Pumpkin Spice for hosting this amazing hop and giving away such generous prizes.

Stay tuned for our October Blog Hop at the Pumpkin Spice Blog.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Seal Birthday Card

I made this birthday card for my niece. She loves to come over and craft with me. Her favorite cartridge is Create a Critter. Last time she was here she was cutting and layering her own little critters all by herself. I was so proud!

I had all the specs written down for this card, but yikes, I lost it somewhere. So I'm going off memory. The seal and ball are from Create a Critter. The banner letters are from Zoo Day. I just LOVE this font. The shaped card was made on my gypsy but I'm not sure where this scalloped rectangle is from. And the banner is a bunch of triangles welded together with my gypsy too.

All the paper was from my scraps. I love when a bunch of scraps match and you have enough to whip up a card. My scrap stash is HUGE and I'm always adding to and taking from it.

The sentiment stamp is from Papertrey Ink. From one of the flower fusion sets. I love these $5 sets. So versatile. I have gotten them all, along with the matching die. I am currently storing them in blank CD cases. I divided the flower stamps with the sentiment stamps. I find I use the sentiments more and mix and match the flowers more. Love it!

Monday, September 12, 2011

"Portrait" Paper Wedding Card

My family and I have been battling some wicked sicknesses this last week. We've all taken our fare share of down days. My poor kiddos are so brave when they're sick, but man is it heart breaking to watch them. Needless to say my craft room has been empty this week!

I made this wedding card several weeks a go for the sweetest couple!

The love birds are from the Joys of the Seasons Cricut cartridge. The "I Do" sentiment is from the Tie the Knot Cricut cartridge. I cut both out in the base and shadow cuts.

I used the Crate Paper "Portrait Collection" 12x12 paper kit from Shop Pumpkin Spice. The paper has this amazing vintage feel. And the sticker embellishments have a ton of options from wedding, to travel, to everyday journaling. I just love this paper kit!

 Portrait Collection Kit 12\"X12\"
Click here to order the kit for $11.20.

 Portrait Trims 4/Pkg
Click here to order the 4 trim pack for $3.50.

Cricut cartridges: Joy of the Seasons, Lacy Labels, and Tie the Knot
Paper: Crate Paper "Portrait Collection"
Embellishments: Crate Paper "Portrait Collection" trim, rhinestones, black brad
Stamps: Papertrey Ink "Beautiful Blessings", Stampin Up "Love"
Black chalk ink

I just adore making wedding cards for couples in love. I remember my wedding day and all the blessings and joy I felt. When my husband and I opened our cards the next day, I remember crying over what people had written. All their thoughts and prayers meant so much to us. I still have every card we received for our wedding. I just can't part with them!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

"My Lil Animal" Kit Tab

I have added a tab above for the "My Lil Animal" Kit. It gives picture instructions for some of the layouts and ideas. I hope you find it useful if you've purchased the kit.

If you are interested in buying the kit click here. The fantastic Courtney Lee's "You Are My Sunshine" kit is still available for sale too. Click here to purchase her kit.

All kits are available through This amazing online store has awesome deals on all things scrapbooking. Check it out!

Monday, September 5, 2011

FCCB Challenge #76 : Back to School

If you are looking for the September Pumpkin Spice Blog Hop click here.

The challenge today over at Fantabulous Cricut is Back to School : use your ABC's (Letters) or 123's (numbers) on your project. How cute is this challenge!

I used a tag shape from the Graphically Speaking Cricut cartridge and welded it together with my Gypsy. That is the shape of the card.

I cut the alphabet border from Graphically Speaking too. I cut it to fit the tag shape card on my Gypsy. Even though it cut an intricate shape at a small size, my Cricut cut it really well. That's cause I used really good quality paper found at Shop Pumpkin Spice.

Cricut Cartridges : Graphically Speaking and Doodlecharms
Paper : Jillibean Soup Watermelon Gazpacho 6x6 Paper Pad, plain red/orange cardstock from stash
Twine : MME Lime Twist : Fly a Kit "Spring" twine
Black chalk ink
Tim Holtz distresser

 Found here at Shop Pumpkin Spice for $4.19!

Found here at Shop Pumpkin Spice for $2.09!

Thanks for stopping by to see my FCCB creation. I hope you are inspired by all the designs you see. Then make your own "Back to School" project and link it to Fantabulous Cricut.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

September Pumpkin Spice Blog Hop

Hello fellow "hoppers"! Welcome to the last stop of the hop. I'll be sending you back to the Pumpkin Spice Blog when you're done here. We'd love to read all your comments at each stop. It makes our day! If you are stopping here by chance, head to the beginning of this hop at the Pumpkin Spice Blog.

I am so excited to debut the September Featured Designer Kit.

"My Lil Animal"

The kit is created using the My Mind's Eye : "Alphabet Soup" Collection.

This amazing kit comes with the following supplies:
My Mind’s Eye “Alphabet Soup” : 8 sheets of 12x12 cardstock
My Mind’s Eye “Alphabet Soup” : 2 12x12 sheet of Cardstock Die Cuts
Core’dinations Vintage Cardstock : 3 12x12 sheets (Asparagus, Autumn, Emberglow)
My Mind’s Eye : Fine & Dandy “True Blue” buttons
My Mind’s Eye : Fly a Kite “Everyday” twine
My Mind’s Eye : Fly a Kite Spring twine
My Mind’s Eye : Fly a Kite “Genuine” Alphabet stickers
5 white business envelopes (4 1/8” x 9 ½”) non-security
1 plastic 12x12 sheet protector

Little to no other supplies are needed to make these projects. Just your everyday crafting tools!

"My Lil Animal" kit comes with step by step instructions to make this adorable Envelope Mini Album!

*Note: The corrugated cardboard piece on the cover is made with the cardboard box the kit is shipped in. Don't throw it away!

You'll also learn how to make this 4x6 Picture Frame.

*Note: The plastic film you insert your picture into is made from the plastic 12x12 sheet protector the paper will come it. Don't throw it away!

And I also show how to make these two sweet cards.

If you create these four projects using the "My Lil Animal" kit, you'll have the cutest little gift set! I imagine any new mom or grandma would love to get this "brag book" and frame! Or if you have some little kiddos in your life, this kit is a great way to showcase their sweet faces!!

You'll also have plenty of paper and embellishments left over to create your own accompaniments to this kit!

If you are interested in purchasing this kit, head over to Shop Pumpkin Spice and buy the September Featured Designer Kit.

I am so thrilled and excited to be showing the "My Lil Animal" kit to you! I will be showing more details of these projects and this kit on my blog coming soon. So stay tuned!

Head back to the Pumpkin Spice Blog to complete the hop. Thanks for hopping!!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Pumpkin Spice Blog Hop this Saturday!!

This Saturday, September 3rd, Pumpkin Spice Blog will be having their monthly blog hop. The design team will be displaying their talents through the amazing paper line of My Mind's Eye!

This month I am the featured designer. I have created a kit you can purchase from Shop Pumpkin Spice. During Saturday's hop you can see my kit called...spoiler alert..."My Lil Animal". This kit will come complete with EVERYTHING you need to make a series of projects. Also, line by line instructions are included so you'll know just what to do.

I am so excited to debut this kit! I can't wait for you to see it!