Monday, January 30, 2012

"Vanity Fair" Sweet Baby Cards

Happy Monday to you all!

I have quite a few women in my life that are expecting new babies or have just had a baby. Phew! So I decided to make a mass amount of cards for these blessed occasions.


My Minds Eye "Vanity Fair" 6x6 paper pad
found here for $4.19

Crinkle Ribbon in Vanilla White
found here for $3.50 (for three colors)

 My Mind\'s Eye - \"Lost & Found Two\" - Rosy - \"Love\" Buttons
My Mind's Eye "Lost and Found Two" Rosy buttons
found here for $2.79

 My Mind\'s Eye - \" Fine & Dandy \" - Tickled Pink - Buttons
My Mind's Eye "Fine and Dandy" buttons
found here for $2.79

Cricut Cartridge : Heritage
Cuttlebug folder : Polka Dots
PTI stamps and dies

I get inspired when I see beautiful paper. And there is so much beautiful paper at Shop Pumpkin Spice. You can find a 6x6 paper pad for any occasion! I saw this beautiful paper pad and new it would be perfect for making baby cards. If you want to see all the 6x6 paper pads for sale (at incredible prices) at Shop Pumpkin Spice click here.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Hooray for the winner of the Jillibean Soup paper pad and the Twinery twine.

Christmas Eve Chowder 6x6 Paper Pad

 Peapod - Green  & White Baker\'s Twine
10 yards of Peapod Twinery Twine

a1angiemJan 15, 2012 03:40 PM
My favourite present was a craft book by Marie Osmond. I love this paper pack and all the cute crafts you've been making! thanks for all the sweet comments too!! happy new year!

Thanks for all the great comments everyone. I love all your favorite presents too.

Monday, January 16, 2012

"Winter Park" 4x4 Mini Album

Happy Monday to you all. I have another post for the Pumpkin Spice Blog. Almost all the supplies you need to make this adorable 4x4 mini you can find at the online store Pumpkin Spice. The prices and quality just can't be beat.

I made this super quick mini album using 3 standard size business envelopes. After sealing the envelopes I cut off the sides and scored them at different widths. Then I adhered them together using my trusted ATG gun.  I covered the pages and front and back of the mini with the beautiful Echo Park "Winter Park" paper.

Front of the mini album.
I used StazOn "Jet Black" ink to stamp snowflakes on the ribbon.

First page. Pictures to be added later.
You can see a journaling tag sticking out on the side. This album holds 4 journaling tags. The olive green crinkle ribbon is wrapped between each page and around the spine.

Middle page.
The envelopes were cut shorter in the middle so you can see the journaling tags better.

Last page.
Super easy and simple mini.

Here is the front of the mini.
You can see the journaling tags sticking out. And you can get a feel for the size of the mini with my hand holding it. Is that StazOn ink I see on my finger??

Back of the album.

All four tags.
There are journaling tags on the backs as well.

Echo Park "Winter Park" 6x6 Paper Pad
currently out of stock

 Echo Park \"Winter Park\" - Journaling Cards
Echo Park "Winter Park" Journaling Tags
found here for $0.55

 Crinkle Ribbon    Red - Green - White
Crinkle Ribbon Red - Green - White
Olive Green
found here for $3.50 (for all 3 colors)

Antique White Grosgrain Ribbon
7/8" x 1 yard
found here for $0.63

 Say It In Crystals Adhesive Jewels 551483
Prima "Say it in Crystals" Jewels
found here for $2.10

 StazOn™ Solvent Stamp Pad Large Jet Black
StazOn Ink Pad "Jet Black"
found here for $5.80

 Scotch® Advanced Tape Glider Refill Rolls General Purpose - 2 pk
ATG All Purpose refills
found here for $3.98

Martha Steward Snowflake edge punch
snowflake stamp
3 standard size business envelopes
black cardstock

Hope you liked my "Winter Park" 4x4 mini album. I plan on taking some pictures of my kiddos in the snow and adding them to the album.

Be sure to check out the amazing "Fun Love" January card kit from Pumpkin Spice found here. It is filled with such crafting goodies I'm drooling about it right now! It's a must for your in-basket.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Paper Pad Giveaway

Hello fellow crafters. I am giving away my last winter paper pad and some twine to one of my amazing followers.

I just love this paper and all the colors. So cute! I just used it in my January Pumpkin Spice Blog Hop post.

Christmas Eve Chowder 6x6 Paper Pad

 Peapod - Green  & White Baker\'s Twine
10 yards of Peapod Twinery Twine

How to win?? Be a follower and then just leave a comment about your favorite Christmas gift. Be sure to leave your email address too so I know how to get a hold of you. Winner will be announced next Wednesday.

Let your fellow crafter/bloggers know so they have a chance to win too!! Good luck!!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

January Pumpkin Spice Blog Hop

Welcome hoppers. I'm the first stop for the Shop Pumpkin Spice Blog January blog hop! (Click here to start at the beginning of the hop so you can get all the info). We've started a new term and increased our Design Team members. I can't wait for you to meet them - they make beautiful things.

This month's blog hop theme is "Your Style". While hopping around you'll get to see the designers styles and tastes. It's a great way to see all the different varieties of paper crafting gals we've got.

I would say my style is a simple compilation of the 3 Cs: I have a classic style, I love being creative with my paper crafts, and I almost always use my Cricut!!

For this hop I created a "Stand Alone Photo Frame Book"! I was inspired by my new Cinch (thanks sis!) and the beautiful paper of Jillibean Soup. This book closes up with Velcro so it's easy to transport. Then it folds open to stand up on it's own. Each page is a photo frame with a seasonal theme. I was amazed that the combination of 3 of the Jillibean Soup 6x6 paper pads could create all four seasons. Check it out!

This is the front cover all folded up. The papers across are scraps from all the paper inside.

You open the Velcro flap...

...and flip the front cover around. The short flap becomes the base of the stand.

Ta da! The book stands on it's own.

Spring photo frame.

Summer photo frame.

Fall photo frame.

The frames fit a 4x6 photo. Here are my kiddos Trick or Treating.

Winter photo frame.
I was thinking of giving this as a gift but now that it's done, I need it for myself as a brag book. Hehe.

 Watermelon Gazpacho Paper Pad 6\"X6\" 24 Sheets
Jillibean Soup
Watermelon Gazpacho Soup 6x6 paper pad
found here for $4.19

 Apple Cheddar Soup Paper Pad 6\"X6\" 24 Sheets
Jillibean Soup
Apple Cheddar Soup 6x6 paper pad
found here for $4.19

 Christmas Eve Chowder Paper Pad 6\"X6\" 24 Sheets
Jillibean Soup
Christmas Eve Chowder 6x6 paper pad
found here for $4.19

 Echo Park - Holly Jolly Christmas - Alpha Sticker 12\"x12\" sheet
Echo Park
Holly Jolly Christmas
Alpha Stickers
found here for $2.09

 Echo Park - Holly Jolly Christmas Brad Assortment
Echo Park
Holly Jolly Christmas
Decorative Brads
found here for $4.19

 Say It In Crystals Adhesive Jewels 551469
Prima "Say it in Crystals"
adhesive jewels
found here for $2.10

My Mind's Eye "12 Days of Christmas" trims
Chalk Ink
Black cardstock
Cinch and 1" black binding
Cricut cartridges : Campin' Critters, Graphically Speaking, Mother's Day Bouquet, Life's a Beach
Chipboard (I use cereal boxes)

Your next stop is the very talented Lenae. Have fun at everyone's stop! Be sure to check out the card kit that Shop Pumpkin Spice is featuring this month. It has amazing products all packaged together for a great price. I know I'll be purchasing one for sure.

Here's the hop lineup in case you get lost!

We love reading all your comments. Be sure to welcome all the new designers - we are so happy to have them!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Upcoming Blog Hop

This Saturday, January 7th is the first Pumpkin Spice Blog Hop of 2012.

We will be featuring...1) All the new DT members and their creations and 2) the Shop Pumpkin Spice January Card kit.

Be sure to stop by the Pumpkin Spice Blog first to get started!!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Spotted Soup Birthday Card

Good Monday everyone.

I am so excited to be posting my first post of the year for the amazing Pumpkin Spice Blog. The design team has acquired some more wonderful designers to showcase the fantastic products from Shop Pumpkin Spice. You're gonna love it!

It was my mother-in-law's birthday, so this is the card I whipped out. I love grabbing a 6x6 paper pad, knowing all the paper is adorable and will match in my project, and making an insta card.

 Spotted Owl Soup Paper Pad 6\"X6\" 24 Sheets
Jillibean Soup "Spotted Owl Soup" 6x6 paper pad
found here for $4.19

 Say It In Crystals Adhesive Jewels 551483
Prima "Say it in Crystals" Adhesive Jewels
found here for $2.10

Florals Embellished Cricut cartridge
ribbon from my stash

I just love this paper pad! The blue background paper says "Happy Birthday" all over it, so I didn't even need a sentiment on the front. And with the Jillibean Soup paper pads you get 3 of each pattern, so I never worry about wasting a patterned paper. So great!