Tuesday, February 28, 2012

March Pumpkin Spice Blog Hop - This Saturday

March Blog Hop - Saturday the 3rd

The March Blog Hop is going to be an awesome hop! There is a challenge...the release of the March SPS Kit...and a prize!

Stay tuned and see you Saturday!

Monday, February 27, 2012

"What I Love About You" Chipboard Album

Today is another Monday post for the amazing Pumpkin Spice Blog.

I created this mini album using all stuff from Shop Pumpkin Spice. Sometimes I like to gather "alike" things together, a paper pad, some alpha stickers, and some labels and gems and then I just go with it!

I wasn't even sure what type of mini album I wanted to make, but this sticker "What i LOVE about you" said it all. And it's the theme of the album.

I dedicated this album to my wonderful husband. I'll add pictures and journaling later.


 Echo Park Collection Kit 12\"x 12\" Dots & Stripes Candy Shoppe
Echo Park "Dots & Stripes" collection kit
Found here for $9.79

 My Mind\'s Eye - \" Fine & Dandy \" - True Blue - Chipboard Album
My Mind's Eye "Fine & Dandy" Tickled Pink or True Blue Chipboard Album
Found here for $5.59

Cosmo Cricket "Tiny Type" stickers
Found here for $1.04

 My Mind\'s Eye - \" Fine & Dandy \" - Tickled Pink - Bling
My Mind's Eye "Fine & Dandy" Tickled Pink bling
Found here for $2.44

I hope you get a little inspiration when you visit the Pumpkin Spice blog. Such wonderful creations!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

PTI "Glitter Buttons" Card #2

This is the card I created for the PTI "Glitter Buttons" Make It Monday challenge. It's a baby shower card for my cousin-in-law.

PTI "Glitter Buttons" Card #1

This is my friend's card that she made for the PTI "Glitter Buttons" Make it Monday challenge. Don't you just love it!!

Compute Problems

Sorry everyone, but some computer problems have left me without my laptop for almost a week! Yikes!!

I'm back now and eager to post some of my new creations. Stay tuned!!

Monday, February 13, 2012

True Love Birds Canvas

Happy Monday everyone! I'm here with another post for the amazing Pumpkin Spice Blog.

With Valentine's Day coming tomorrow I wanted to give you a little bit of love inspiration. I was first inspired to create this canvas by a photo from Pinterest (I'm a little obsessed with that website). I turned the card idea into a canvas wall hanging.


 My Mind's Eye - "Lost & Found Two" - Sunshine - "Sunshine" Adore
My Mind's Eye : Lost & Found "Sunshine Adore" 12x12 paper
found here for $0.69

 Nest Free Bird Blush & Delight 6\" x 6\" Paper Pad
Authentique "Nest Free Bird Blush & Delight" 6x6 paper pad
found here for $4.89

 Echo Park \"Times & Seasons\" -Alpha Sticker
Echo Park "Times & Seasons" Alpha Stickers
found here for $2.09

 Crinkle Ribbon    Red - Green - White
Vanilla White Crinkle Ribbon
found here for $3.50 (three colors)

 My Mind\'s Eye - \"Lost & Found Two\" - Rosy - \"Love\" Buttons
My Mind's Eye : Lost & Found 2 "Rosy" buttons
found here for $2.79

 Fruit Punch - Stickles Glitter Glue
Distress Stickles "Fruit Punch"
currently out of stock

My Mind's Eye : Lost & Found 2 Burlap Trim
Distress Ink : Vintage Photo
Cricut Cartridge "Joys of the Seasons"
8 x 10 canvas

Have a wonderful Valentine's Day tomorrow! Make sure you check out the Pumpkin Spice February Scrapbook and Card kits available here . Each kit is different and full of crafting delights.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

PTI Contest : Day 4

Today's challenge over at the Papertrey Ink blog is a color challenge. Each designer picked their favorite color combination. The challenge is to pick a color combination that you like and make a project off of that.

Here is the color combo I picked:


And here is a picture of my project:

I hope you like my bookmark. I used the new "Simply Jane" stamp set and die set. I just love love love this set. 

Monday, February 6, 2012

Card #2

My second card again.

My Card #1

Apparently I have to post each card separate or it won't link to the PTI blog.

PTI : Day 2 Contest

I am in love with everything Papertrey Ink. Their product is just amazing. I love their cardstock, their felt, their dies and love love love their stamps. It is the 5th Anniversary of PTI and in celebration Nicole Heady is throwing a ten day long contest event. Sooooo exciting.

My friend came over to craft today and we knew we wanted to enter today's challenge. Each of the PTI designers created a free download. The challenge was to print off the downloads on white cardstock and create something using PTI product. We had a blast. My desk was covered with everything PTI and it was a heavenly sight. We blasted through four cards (each making two) and ended our crafting session by placing a huge PTI order. Hehe. Don't tell our husbands!

These first two cards my friend made. Isn't she super talented!!

And these two cards I made.

Wish us luck! The grand prize today is all the designers favorite stamp sets. So great!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

February Pumpkin Spice Blog Hop

Hello hoppers! Welcome to another fabulous Pumpkin Spice Blog Hop. Be sure to start at the SPS Blog to get all the details of the hop.

This month's theme is "Love/Romance". How fitting! With Valentine's Day is just around the corner we are all thinking in hearts and kisses.

I made these four cards super fast using a journaling cards sheet of 12x12 cardstock. All the backgrounds and sentiments on one sheet. How easy is that!

Echo Park "Yours Truly" Journaling Cards
found here for $0.55

Echo Park "Your Truly" Collection Kit
found here for $9.79

Lipstick Red Crinkle Ribbon
found here for $3.50 (set of three colors)

 Say It In Crystals Adhesive Jewels 551353
Prima - Say It In Crystals Adhesive Jewels
found here for $2.10

 Black Diamond - Stickles Glitter Glue
Black Diamond Stickles
found here for $1.53

Cricut Cartridge "Flower Shoppe"
black cardstock
black ink

Don't forget to check out the amazing kits this month. There is a scrapbook kit and a card kit each containing different gorgeous paper, embellishments, and more. They're both must haves. Just click here for a direct link to the Pumpkin Spice Store.

Your next stop in the hop is the super talented Lenae. Below is the whole hop order, just in case you get lost!

SPS Blog - http://www.pumpkinspiceblog.blogspot.com/
Carissa - http://www.happilyeverpapercrafter.blogspot.com/ <--- You are here
Lenae - http://www.sugargemscrafts.blogspot.com/ <--- Next stop!
Diana - http://www.dianamlarson.blogspot.com/
Saundra - http://www.luvscrappingtogether.blogspot.com/
Ann - http://www.raindropechodesigns.blogspot.com/
Lezlye - http://www.lezlyes.blogspot.com/
Dorcas - http://www.dorcasdesigns.blogspot.com/
June - http://www.simplyelegantpapercrafts.blogspot.com/
Alyssa - http://www.mythoughtsexactly.co/ (yes .co - not .com)
Courtney - http://www.courtscrafts.blogspot.com/
SPS Blog - http://www.pumpkinspiceblog.blogspot.com/

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Keep Calm Card

I made this card for my brother-in-law for his birthday. Ahhh - the dreaded masculine card! I kept seeing the "Keep Calm and (fill in the blank)" posters on Pinterest and I was inspired. My BIL has the original "Keep Calm and Carry On" poster hanging in his home. So I thought "I can make that into a card".

You can see I made my own version of this phrase.
I used my Gypsy to line up the letters. I cut out the letters and used the negative for the card.
Easy peasy!

Then of course the inside phrase is a tribute to my BIL masculine nature! Haha!

I used the alphabet font from the Cricut Cartridge "Nate's ABCs". And of course the crown is from the Cricut Cartridge "Once Upon a Princess". The paper and stamps are from Papertrey Ink.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Saturday, February 4th - Pumpkin Spice Blog Hop

Be sure to check out the Pumpkin Spice Blog Hop this Saturday!! The design team theme is "Love/Romance". I know the projects will be beautiful and inspiring.

The Pumpkin Spice "Scrapbook Kit" and "Card Kit" for February are just gorgeous. We got a sneak peek and the goodies are all must haves.